Commons:WikiProject Time

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09:34 [update]
approx. 09:34 (or 09:34) displayed on clock/watch
Commons clock - made from this set [update]

This is a project to improve coverage and categorization of media on Wikimedia:Commons chronologically.

Key to this project are the subcategories and articles within Category:Spans of time.

This project is in the very preliminary stages. Discussion of proposals should go on the talk page.


Participants[edit]

If you are interested in participating, please add yourself to the list.


Suggested guidelines[edit]

The below seems not to be controversial. Further details are still under discussion on the talk page.

Years[edit]

Years are numbered according to the Gregorian calendar. Individual years are to have categories (eg, Category:1911) for media from that year. Years also can have articles (eg, 1901), the purpose of which is yet to be decided.

Year categories[edit]

Year categories are in supercategories (eg, Category:1730s; Category:Years in the 18th century). Year categories have sub categories. People who were born or died in specific years should be put in birth or death subcategories (eg, Category:1911 births, Category:1911 deaths). A common sub-category is paintings by year (eg, Category:1911 paintings).

Less common sub-categories may be made where such can be useful for organizing multiple images within a year category, but need not be applied to other years if there are few or no similar images in those other years (eg, Category:1911 baseball cards, Category:New Orleans Mardi Gras 2005).