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Vandalism on potd

"Poous Caeser (Copsychus malabaricus) male, Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand." - there is no such thing as Poous Caeser - it should read White-rumped Shama, please see the vandalism on the photo history. Shyamal (talk) 13:14, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

What happend with Media of the Day?

Why has the MotD been "blocked" for this day? The this edit [1] by Mono.
Doesn't make any sense, thats nonsense.
--#Reaper (talk) 13:32, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

There was no MOTD for today when I looked yesterday - it must have since been added. I'm pretty sure this has been done before not to draw attention to the lack of a MOTD. —Mono 17:04, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Wouldn't it be a good idea to put some of the "welcome" text on the main page?

First time visitors, who have never heard of Wikimedia Commons, I imagine, go to the main page through Google and get no idea of what the purpose of this site/project are. The Welcome page, as far as I can tell, is at least two clicks away (through the main page "Discussion", which most non-wikimedians would probably never think to click). I'd like to suggest that, at least, the "What is Wikimedia Commons?" text be added (maybe transcluded from a common page) to the main page. Klortho (talk) 18:09, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

The very first text on the Main Page is "Wikimedia Commons a database of 20,311,121 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.", which also directly links to the welcome page. I think this is pretty good already. --rimshottalk 18:23, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Reporting main page errors besides just Potd -- How?

The big yellow box that appears when I try to edit this discussion page says, "If you want to report a problem with the main page, click here to file a report." That link leads to an edit request specifically for the Picture of the day, not the main page. I was trying to report an error in the Media of the day, not the Potd, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do so...

How come the method of reporting errors is different from Wikipedia? I understand it doesn't have to follow the same method. I'm sorry for doing this wrong somehow, because I'm not sure what to do. Sorry for my new-user ignorance @_@;;;

I guess I can ask at the Help Desk, but I thought I should mention it here instead as a kind of general request/suggestion to clarify things for reporting errors on main page stuff. Sorry, thanks, and have a great day~:) ZeniffMartineau (talk) 01:06, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

This looks like a mistake to me. The text in the blue box at the top of this page is actually correct: the place to discuss the Main Page is exactly here. If you see something that you think should be corrected, you can use {{editprotected}} to alert an admin. As for Media of the Day, the list is at COM:MOTD. The captions are linked (click the language tag), and have discussion pages where you can bring up mistakes. You can also just post the problem here. --rimshottalk 18:16, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
I agree the blue box is correct, but I mean the yellow box which only appears on the "Editing Talk:Main Page" page after clicking on Edit on this page. Only that yellow box seems to have confusing wording. About the MOTD, thank you very much for how and where to ask about editing it~:) I'm sorry for my confusion as a new user over how and where to do things~:( I'm also much more cautious since it's the main page. ZeniffMartineau (talk) 04:22, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
No problem, actually that's what I meant with: "This looks like a mistake to me.": either the link or the text is wrong. I have found out how to edit it and changed the text for the main page and removed the box for the talk page. The wrong link had been there for quite a while, good catch :) --rimshottalk 14:23, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Import a file button

Hi,

The link to upload a file is buried in the left menu. I suggest adding a more direct way to do it using {{Upload a file}} − see on the French main page.

Jean-Fred (talk) 20:35, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, please make this happen. Contributors are valuable and we should strive to remove unnecessary barriers. With the upload wizard new users will get a short tutorial on free content. I hope nobody repeats that old "It should take effort to contribute, otherwise lazy people and morons will upload stuff"-argument... --Dschwen (talk) 00:39, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support—not just for new users but old ones who don't like searching for tiny links too—Love, Kelvinsong talk 00:55, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

✓ DoneMono 19:02, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Wonderful, thank you Mono
@Dschwen: I was more worried of seeing the argument "We should rather revamp completely the main page including a GuidedTour etc." - while I certainly look forward more advanced stuff like that, it does not hurt to take low hanging fruits when possible :-) --Jean-Fred (talk) 21:55, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Cool, if it is that blue button on right. Jee 02:32, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Rotate PotY high rankers?

Not to detract from Steffan's achievement in the light-bulb pic, I wonder whether we could have some rotation of the most highly ranked images? One year—was it 2012?—the astronomical telescope winner stayed on the main page for soooooo long ... months, was it, till I made comments here. From the readers' point of view, a more dynamic rather than static approach would be appreciated, I'm sure. Tony (talk) 06:26, 17 April 2014 (UTC)