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 25 0
Category:Categories 0 0
Category:Commons 8 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 1 0
Category:Images 676 0
Category:Videos 12,367 0
Category:Media types 0 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/Concepts[edit]

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,439 0
Category:Activities 147 0
Category:Culture 135 0
Category:History 2,140 0
Category:Objects 52 ?
Category:People 18,598 0
Category:Places 67 0
Category:Science 197 7
Category:Society 40 0
Category:Technology 74 ?

Continents[edit]

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 18 3?
Category:Asia 0 0
Category:Europe 39 2?
Category:North America 1 3?
Category:Oceania 10 3?
Category:South America 5 0

Countries[edit]

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 280 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 1 0
Category:Algeria 1,894 0
Category:American Samoa 35 0
Category:Andorra 39 0
Category:Angola 33 0
Category:Anguilla 11 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 35 0
Category:Argentina 222 0
Category:Armenia 508 0
Category:Aruba 142 0
Category:Australia 1,032 0
Category:Austria 32 0
Category:Azerbaijan 432 0
Category:Bahamas 707 0
Category:Bahrain 317 0
Category:Bangladesh 1 0
Category:Barbados 68 0
Category:Belarus 1,148 0
Category:Belgium 53 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 28 0
Category:Bermuda 389 0
Category:Bhutan 510 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 185 0
Category:Brazil 1,238 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 98 0
Category:Brunei 46 0
Category:Bulgaria 375 0
Category:Burkina Faso 56 0
Category:Burundi 7 0
Category:Cambodia 263 0
Category:Cameroon 413 0
Category:Canada 7 0
Category:Cayman Islands 46 0
Category:Central African Republic 3 0
Category:Chad 42 0
Category:Chile 1,047 0
Category:China 2,726 0
Category:Colombia 18 0
Category:Comoros 0 0
Category:Cook Islands 73 0
Category:Costa Rica 1,105 0
Category:Croatia 506 0
Category:Cuba 682 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 220 0
Category:Czech Republic 1 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 156 0
Category:Denmark 34 0
Category:Djibouti 110 0
Category:Dominica 98 0
Category:Dominican Republic 397 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 17 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 333 0
Category:Egypt 132 0
Category:El Salvador 174 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 6 0
Category:Eritrea 36 0
Category:Estonia 0 0
Category:Ethiopia 159 0
Category:Falkland Islands 11 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 12 0
Category:Fiji 521 0
Category:Finland 18 0
Category:France 345 0
Category:French Guiana 5 0
Category:French Polynesia 129 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 200 0
Category:Germany 23 0
Category:Ghana 112 0
Category:Gibraltar 462 0
Category:Greece 582 0
Category:Greenland 374 0
Category:Grenada 57 0
Category:Guadeloupe 8 0
Category:Guam 141 0
Category:Guatemala 36 0
Category:Guernsey 61 0
Category:Guinea 43 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 3 0
Category:Guyana 146 0
Category:Haiti 1 0
Category:Honduras 77 0
Category:Hong Kong 362 0
Category:Hungary 3 0
Category:Iceland 0 0
Category:India 1 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 637 0
Category:Iran 1,147 0
Category:Ireland 3 0
Category:Isle of Man 443 0
Category:Israel 108 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 63 0
Category:Jamaica 228 0
Category:Japan 123 0
Category:Jersey 128 0
Category:Jordan 634 0
Category:Kazakhstan 571 0
Category:Kenya 151 0
Category:Kiribati 203 0
Category:Kosovo 513 0
Category:Kuwait 140 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 433 0
Category:Laos 35 0
Category:Latvia 1,517 0
Category:Lebanon 151 0
Category:Lesotho 306 0
Category:Liberia 32 0
Category:Libya 108 0
Category:Liechtenstein 55 0
Category:Lithuania 94 0
Category:Luxembourg 1 0
Category:Macau 714 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 279 0
Category:Madagascar 109 0
Category:Malawi 34 0
Category:Malaysia 83 0
Category:Maldives 407 0
Category:Mali 83 0
Category:Malta 63 0
Category:Marshall Islands 173 0
Category:Martinique 21 0
Category:Mauritania 17 0
Category:Mauritius 21 0
Category:Mayotte 1 0
Category:Mexico 1,743 0
Category:Moldova 1 0
Category:Monaco 341 0
Category:Mongolia 7 0
Category:Montenegro 475 0
Category:Montserrat 63 0
Category:Morocco 447 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 39 0
Category:Myanmar 81 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 38 0
Category:Nepal 0 0
Category:Netherlands 75 0
Category:New Caledonia 20 0
Category:New Zealand 254 0
Category:Nicaragua 62 0
Category:Niger 12 0
Category:Nigeria 210 0
Category:Niue 7 0
Category:North Korea 227 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 5 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 128 0
Category:Pakistan 466 0
Category:Palau 14 0
Category:Palestine 510 0
Category:Panama 432 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 216 0
Category:Paraguay 654 0
Category:Peru 1,137 0
Category:Philippines 1 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 14 0
Category:Poland 183 0
Category:Portugal 0 0
Category:Puerto Rico 168 0
Category:Qatar 74 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 5 0
Category:Romania 509 0
Category:Russia 293 0
Category:Rwanda 54 0
Category:Réunion 85 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 46 0
Category:Saint Lucia 74 0
Category:Saint Martin 3 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16 0
Category:Samoa 35 0
Category:San Marino 191 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 650 0
Category:Senegal 35 0
Category:Serbia 364 0
Category:Seychelles 282 0
Category:Sierra Leone 27 0
Category:Singapore 279 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 4 0
Category:Slovenia 0 0
Category:Solomon Islands 220 0
Category:Somalia 68 0
Category:South Africa 53 0
Category:South Korea 138 0
Category:South Sudan 47 0
Category:Spain 434 0
Category:Sri Lanka 336 0
Category:Sudan 119 0
Category:Suriname 217 0
Category:Swaziland 125 0
Category:Sweden 2 0
Category:Switzerland 18 0
Category:Syria 312 0
Category:Taiwan 172 0
Category:Tajikistan 38 0
Category:Tanzania 1 0
Category:Thailand 722 0
Category:Togo 13 0
Category:Tokelau 2 0
Category:Tonga 163 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 169 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 1,080 0
Category:Turkmenistan 41 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 8 0
Category:Tuvalu 42 0
Category:Uganda 99 0
Category:Ukraine 2,148 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 286 0
Category:United Kingdom 487 0
Category:United States 702 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 86 0
Category:Uruguay 7 0
Category:Uzbekistan 569 0
Category:Vanuatu 280 0
Category:Venezuela 605 0
Category:Vietnam 1,209 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 1 0
Category:Western Sahara 57 0
Category:Yemen 364 0
Category:Zambia 33 0
Category:Zimbabwe 49 0

Centuries[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 59 0
Category:18th century 77 0
Category:19th century 314 0
Category:20th century 132 0
Category:21st century 20 0

Years[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 8 1
Category:2001 16 1
Category:2002 12 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 50 0
Category:2005 16 1
Category:2006 35 1
Category:2007 49 0
Category:2008 201 0
Category:2009 104 0
Category:2010 287 0
Category:2011 275 0
Category:2012 308 0
Category:2013 377 0
Category:2014 416 0
Category:2015 233 1
Category:2016 266 1?
Category:2017 614

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]