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 6 0 Top level
Category:Topics 1 0
Category:Categories 0 0
Category:Commons 0 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 476 0
Category:Images 91 0
Category:Videos 154 0
Category:Media types 0 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/Concepts[edit]

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 2,708 0
Category:Activities 8 0
Category:Culture 0 0
Category:History 575 0
Category:Objects 115  ?
Category:People 918 0
Category:Places 4 0
Category:Science 259 7
Category:Society 17 0
Category:Technology 1,024  ?

Continents[edit]

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 169 3?
Category:Asia 52 0
Category:Europe 4 2?
Category:North America 0 3?
Category:Oceania 1 3?
Category:South America 23 0

Countries[edit]

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 2,849 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 456 0
Category:American Samoa 37 0
Category:Andorra 20 0
Category:Angola 33 0
Category:Anguilla 3 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 10 0
Category:Argentina 55 0
Category:Armenia 133 0
Category:Aruba 128 0
Category:Australia 362 0
Category:Austria 67 0
Category:Azerbaijan 109 0
Category:Bahamas 176 0
Category:Bahrain 311 0
Category:Bangladesh 348 0
Category:Barbados 106 0
Category:Belarus 2 0
Category:Belgium 103 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 36 0
Category:Bermuda 318 0
Category:Bhutan 137 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 69 0
Category:Brazil 310 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 20 0
Category:Brunei 22 0
Category:Bulgaria 94 0
Category:Burkina Faso 104 0
Category:Burundi 0 0
Category:Cambodia 92 0
Category:Cameroon 8 0
Category:Canada 33 0
Category:Cayman Islands 28 0
Category:Central African Republic 26 0
Category:Chad 18 0
Category:Chile 8 0
Category:China 403 0
Category:Colombia 430 0
Category:Comoros 35 0
Category:Cook Islands 30 0
Category:Costa Rica 55 0
Category:Croatia 137 0
Category:Cuba 366 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 342 0
Category:Czech Republic 8 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 31 0
Category:Denmark 4 0
Category:Djibouti 307 0
Category:Dominica 8 0
Category:Dominican Republic 0 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 83 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 4,441 0
Category:Egypt 54 0
Category:El Salvador 104 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 21 0
Category:Eritrea 96 0
Category:Estonia 24 0
Category:Ethiopia 110 0
Category:Falkland Islands 20 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 19 0
Category:Fiji 53 0
Category:Finland 63 0
Category:France 33 0
Category:French Guiana 2 0
Category:French Polynesia 93 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 62 0
Category:Germany 194 0
Category:Ghana 17 0
Category:Gibraltar 217 0
Category:Greece 132 0
Category:Greenland 132 0
Category:Grenada 78 0
Category:Guadeloupe 23 0
Category:Guam 136 0
Category:Guatemala 26 0
Category:Guernsey 39 0
Category:Guinea 26 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 176 0
Category:Guyana 93 0
Category:Haiti 253 0
Category:Honduras 71 0
Category:Hong Kong 374 0
Category:Hungary 82 0
Category:Iceland 44 0
Category:India 384 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 299 0
Category:Iran 762 0
Category:Ireland 0 0
Category:Isle of Man 121 0
Category:Israel 62 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 61 0
Category:Jamaica 196 0
Category:Japan 0 0
Category:Jersey 6 0
Category:Jordan 467 0
Category:Kazakhstan 253 0
Category:Kenya 156 0
Category:Kiribati 190 0
Category:Kosovo 242 0
Category:Kuwait 781 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 157 0
Category:Laos 26 0
Category:Latvia 1,142 0
Category:Lebanon 258 0
Category:Lesotho 32 0
Category:Liberia 31 0
Category:Libya 143 0
Category:Liechtenstein 28 0
Category:Lithuania 44 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 394 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 227 0
Category:Madagascar 56 0
Category:Malawi 182 0
Category:Malaysia 1,012 0
Category:Maldives 528 0
Category:Mali 34 0
Category:Malta 11 0
Category:Marshall Islands 190 0
Category:Martinique 7 0
Category:Mauritania 185 0
Category:Mauritius 58 0
Category:Mayotte 2 0
Category:Mexico 1,061 0
Category:Moldova 65 0
Category:Monaco 44 0
Category:Mongolia 24 0
Category:Montenegro 127 0
Category:Montserrat 57 0
Category:Morocco 352 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 24 0
Category:Myanmar 196 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 39 0
Category:Nepal 0 0
Category:Netherlands 89 0
Category:New Caledonia 7 0
Category:New Zealand 24 0
Category:Nicaragua 80 0
Category:Niger 2 0
Category:Nigeria 87 0
Category:Niue 1 0
Category:North Korea 103 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 0 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 42 0
Category:Pakistan 196 0
Category:Palau 9 0
Category:Palestine 280 0
Category:Panama 105 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 189 0
Category:Paraguay 221 0
Category:Peru 30 0
Category:Philippines 19 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 0 0
Category:Poland 0 0
Category:Portugal 0 0
Category:Puerto Rico 173 0
Category:Qatar 177 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 11 0
Category:Romania 269 0
Category:Russia 604 0
Category:Rwanda 163 0
Category:Réunion 33 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 39 0
Category:Saint Lucia 19 0
Category:Saint Martin 0 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 0
Category:Samoa 6 0
Category:San Marino 130 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 324 0
Category:Senegal 175 0
Category:Serbia 353 0
Category:Seychelles 22 0
Category:Sierra Leone 38 0
Category:Singapore 107 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 235 0
Category:Slovenia 0 0
Category:Solomon Islands 218 0
Category:Somalia 257 0
Category:South Africa 114 0
Category:South Korea 240 0
Category:South Sudan 122 0
Category:Spain 235 0
Category:Sri Lanka 0 0
Category:Sudan 109 0
Category:Suriname 54 0
Category:Swaziland 111 0
Category:Sweden 45 0
Category:Switzerland 61 0
Category:Syria 176 0
Category:Taiwan 157 0
Category:Tajikistan 167 0
Category:Tanzania 94 0
Category:Thailand 43 0
Category:Togo 92 0
Category:Tokelau 0 0
Category:Tonga 18 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 271 0
Category:Tunisia 1 0
Category:Turkey 236 0
Category:Turkmenistan 25 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 70 0
Category:Tuvalu 40 0
Category:Uganda 194 0
Category:Ukraine 327 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 220 0
Category:United Kingdom 91 0
Category:United States 0 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 50 0
Category:Uruguay 7 0
Category:Uzbekistan 481 0
Category:Vanuatu 317 0
Category:Venezuela 160 0
Category:Vietnam 260 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 6 0
Category:Western Sahara 65 0
Category:Yemen 269 0
Category:Zambia 181 0
Category:Zimbabwe 165 0

Centuries[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 66 0
Category:18th century 38 0
Category:19th century 330 0
Category:20th century 122 0
Category:21st century 12 0

Years[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 2 1
Category:2001 7 1
Category:2002 4 0
Category:2003 1 0
Category:2004 9 0
Category:2005 6 1
Category:2006 22 1
Category:2007 33 0
Category:2008 24 0
Category:2009 78 0
Category:2010 371 0
Category:2011 88 0
Category:2012 413 0
Category:2013 341 0
Category:2014 443 0
Category:2015 1,556 1
Category:2016 266 1?

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]