Commons:Categories requiring diffusion

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At present (2015-03), because the gallery pages are very poorly developed, the main method of browsing Wikimedia Commons (as opposed to searching) is via the category system. Unfortunately categorisation is very poorly done so the ability to browse Wikimedia Commons effectively is severely compromised. This page has been developed to allow the ease of maintaining some of the more important categories.

More information is below these tables.

Maintenance list[edit]

These tables allow editors to quickly see which categories contain files and allows comparison to how many the category should have. The "Current" column is dynamically generated and the "Suggested" column is an indication of the number that should be present.

The purge button to the right should be used to get the latest data.

Top levels[edit]

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:CommonsRoot 0 0 Top level
Category:Topics 0 0
Category:Categories 2 0
Category:Commons 9 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 9 0
Category:Images 311 0
Category:Videos 12,504 0
Category:Media types 4 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/Concepts[edit]

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,737 0
Category:Activities 10 0
Category:Culture 207 0
Category:History 1,254 0
Category:Objects 134 ?
Category:People 18,925 0
Category:Places 3 0
Category:Science 834 7
Category:Society 56 0
Category:Technology 361 ?

Continents[edit]

Sometimes it is appropriate to place files in a continent category.

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 103 3?
Category:Asia 20 0
Category:Europe 76 2?
Category:North America 1 3?
Category:Oceania 9 3?
Category:South America 15 0

Countries[edit]

It is unlikely to find an file in a country category that cannot be subcategorised.

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 293 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 1,567 0
Category:American Samoa 56 0
Category:Andorra 42 0
Category:Angola 59 0
Category:Anguilla 14 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 56 0
Category:Argentina 324 0
Category:Armenia 313 0
Category:Aruba 146 0
Category:Australia 536 0
Category:Austria 181 0
Category:Azerbaijan 538 0
Category:Bahamas 108 0
Category:Bahrain 314 0
Category:Bangladesh 77 0
Category:Barbados 67 0
Category:Belarus 0 0
Category:Belgium 27 0
Category:Belize 2 0
Category:Benin 188 0
Category:Bermuda 384 0
Category:Bhutan 510 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0
Category:Botswana 86 0
Category:Brazil 150 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 1 0
Category:Brunei 42 0
Category:Bulgaria 319 0
Category:Burkina Faso 57 0
Category:Burundi 17 0
Category:Cambodia 416 0
Category:Cameroon 447 0
Category:Canada 41 0
Category:Cayman Islands 55 0
Category:Central African Republic 3 0
Category:Chad 70 0
Category:Chile 400 0
Category:China 536 0
Category:Colombia 172 0
Category:Comoros 3 0
Category:Cook Islands 74 0
Category:Costa Rica 431 0
Category:Croatia 473 0
Category:Cuba 308 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 212 0
Category:Czech Republic 5 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 0 0
Category:Denmark 1 0
Category:Djibouti 119 0
Category:Dominica 99 0
Category:Dominican Republic 91 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 20 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 24 0
Category:Egypt 168 0
Category:El Salvador 35 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 15 0
Category:Eritrea 38 0
Category:Estonia 0 0
Category:Ethiopia 165 0
Category:Falkland Islands 20 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 9 0
Category:Fiji 515 0
Category:Finland 0 0
Category:France 1 0
Category:French Guiana 0 0
Category:French Polynesia 129 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 194 0
Category:Germany 30 0
Category:Ghana 303 0
Category:Gibraltar 507 0
Category:Greece 67 0
Category:Greenland 432 0
Category:Grenada 68 0
Category:Guadeloupe 63 0
Category:Guam 153 0
Category:Guatemala 28 0
Category:Guernsey 70 0
Category:Guinea 110 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 5 0
Category:Guyana 149 0
Category:Haiti 0 0
Category:Honduras 30 0
Category:Hong Kong 320 0
Category:Hungary 34 0
Category:Iceland 0 0
Category:India 993 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 894 0
Category:Iran 1,101 0
Category:Ireland 14 0
Category:Isle of Man 364 0
Category:Israel 38 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 3 0
Category:Jamaica 237 0
Category:Japan 7 0
Category:Jersey 154 0
Category:Jordan 987 0
Category:Kazakhstan 537 0
Category:Kenya 271 0
Category:Kiribati 191 0
Category:Kosovo 522 0
Category:Kuwait 164 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 699 0
Category:Laos 567 0
Category:Latvia 91 0
Category:Lebanon 172 0
Category:Lesotho 312 0
Category:Liberia 43 0
Category:Libya 153 0
Category:Liechtenstein 53 0
Category:Lithuania 351 0
Category:Luxembourg 1 0
Category:Macau 1,146 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 0 0
Category:Madagascar 190 0
Category:Malawi 47 0
Category:Malaysia 339 0
Category:Maldives 325 0
Category:Mali 101 0
Category:Malta 51 0
Category:Marshall Islands 195 0
Category:Martinique 59 0
Category:Mauritania 20 0
Category:Mauritius 36 0
Category:Mayotte 9 0
Category:Mexico 297 0
Category:Moldova 80 0
Category:Monaco 376 0
Category:Mongolia 49 0
Category:Montenegro 560 0
Category:Montserrat 55 0
Category:Morocco 1,164 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 45 0
Category:Myanmar 442 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 40 0
Category:Nepal 2 0
Category:Netherlands 0 0
Category:New Caledonia 51 0
Category:New Zealand 181 0
Category:Nicaragua 88 0
Category:Niger 2 0
Category:Nigeria 250 0
Category:Niue 6 0
Category:North Korea 173 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 30 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 104 0
Category:Pakistan 446 0
Category:Palau 14 0
Category:Palestine 514 0
Category:Panama 98 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 188 0
Category:Paraguay 59 0
Category:Peru 380 0
Category:Philippines 73 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 16 0
Category:Poland 184 0
Category:Portugal 2 0
Category:Puerto Rico 194 0
Category:Qatar 78 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 23 0
Category:Romania 94 0
Category:Russia 279 0
Category:Rwanda 59 0
Category:Réunion 139 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 55 0
Category:Saint Lucia 100 0
Category:Saint Martin 23 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 31 0
Category:Samoa 28 0
Category:San Marino 195 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 704 0
Category:Senegal 93 0
Category:Serbia 424 0
Category:Seychelles 16 0
Category:Sierra Leone 27 0
Category:Singapore 553 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 13 0
Category:Slovenia 0 0
Category:Solomon Islands 200 0
Category:Somalia 72 0
Category:South Africa 103 0
Category:South Korea 157 0
Category:South Sudan 46 0
Category:Spain 140 0
Category:Sri Lanka 469 0
Category:Sudan 128 0
Category:Suriname 19 0
Category:Swaziland 47 0
Category:Sweden 1 0
Category:Switzerland 1 0
Category:Syria 363 0
Category:Taiwan 216 0
Category:Tajikistan 31 0
Category:Tanzania 62 0
Category:Thailand 501 0
Category:Togo 20 0
Category:Tokelau 3 0
Category:Tonga 162 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 158 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 0 0
Category:Turkmenistan 75 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 3 0
Category:Tuvalu 43 0
Category:Uganda 96 0
Category:Ukraine 1,016 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 250 0
Category:United Kingdom 125 0
Category:United States 1,145 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 127 0
Category:Uruguay 18 0
Category:Uzbekistan 46 0
Category:Vanuatu 294 0
Category:Venezuela 86 0
Category:Vietnam 2,162 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 1 0
Category:Western Sahara 62 0
Category:Yemen 359 0
Category:Zambia 77 0
Category:Zimbabwe 51 0

Centuries[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 64 0
Category:18th century 71 0
Category:19th century 325 0
Category:20th century 119 0
Category:21st century 6 0

Years[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 8 1
Category:2001 18 1
Category:2002 16 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 12 0
Category:2005 18 1
Category:2006 35 1
Category:2007 44 0
Category:2008 31 0
Category:2009 84 0
Category:2010 217 0
Category:2011 108 0
Category:2012 84 0
Category:2013 163 0
Category:2014 316 0
Category:2015 197 1
Category:2016 166 1?
Category:2017 314

Notes[edit]

The templates {{categorise}} and {{CatDiffuse}} are used on some of the categories that need maintenance. They appear to be ignored by editors, including uploaders, and are unnecessary clutter for the viewers of Wikimedia Commons.

The tables above are for some of the more important categories. {{MetaCat}} and {{CatCat}} are used on categories which should only contain subcategories. Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Metacat can be used to find them.

If you do not know what would be a more appropriate category use {{check categories}} to mark it for other editors to resolve.

See also[edit]