Template:File renaming reasons/en

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Warning This template is used in MediaWiki:Gadget-RenameLink.js. If you make modifications, especially if you are a filemover or sysop, ensure it is compatible with the gadget. Otherwise it may fail and new users are unable to request renaming with the User Interface or the latter is messed-up. In case of changes, ensure that all languages are up-to-date. Thank you RE rillke questions? 15:03, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Commons:File naming describes how files should be named. In general, Commons aims to provide stable file names as there might be external file clients and file moving involves significant human and computing resources. Thus renaming should be used with caution. Currently there are seven widely undisputed uses for rename requests:

# Aim Examples (old name) Examples (new name)
1. Uploader requested
2. Change from completely meaningless names into suitable names, according to what the image displays File:22785u9ob807b3c4f4.jpg
File:DSC_1342.jpg
File:Tower_Bridge_2009.jpg
File:Pretoria_Venningpark.jpg
3. Correct misleading names into accurate ones File:MY_CUTE_MOUSE.JPG
File:1BIGGest_nOSE_everS33n.JPG
File:Dutch_pet_rabbit.jpg
File:John_Doe_at_concert.jpg
4. Change meaningless bio-names into binomial scientific names File:Unknown_insect_02.jpg
File:Unidentified_flowers_HFJ.jpg
File:Hogna_radiata_02.jpg
File:Echinops_setifer_Japan.jpg
5. Correct obvious errors in file names (e.g. wrong proper nouns or false historical dates) File:Ayres_Rock_3.png
File:Van_Gogh_portrait_1787.jpg
File:Ayers_Rock_3.png
File:Van_Gogh_portrait_1887.jpg
6. Harmonize file names of a set of images (so that only one part of all names differs) to ease their usage in templates (e.g. diagram symbols, scans of pages of a book, maps) File:Bhf-BS-Icon.svg
File:Icon_HST_bs_1.svg
File:Dst_symbol.svg
File:BSicon_BHF.svg
File:BSicon_HST.svg
File:BSicon_DST.svg
7. Remove pejorative, offensive or crude language that would not be appropriate in the file description File:Stupid fat idiot.jpg File:Joe Bloggs.jpg

Additional naming conventions and exceptions from the above list might be discussed for specific projects.

NOTE: Please do not use this template directly! This is just for translation. Use {{File renaming reasons}} instead!