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 14 0
Category:Categories 4 0
Category:Commons 4 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 25 0
Category:Images 69 0
Category:Videos 12,344 0
Category:Media types 0 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/Concepts[edit]

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,006 0
Category:Activities 162 0
Category:Culture 92 0
Category:History 1,792 0
Category:Objects 52 ?
Category:People 18,663 0
Category:Places 45 0
Category:Science 63 7
Category:Society 41 0
Category:Technology 95 ?

Continents[edit]

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 229 3?
Category:Asia 1 0
Category:Europe 41 2?
Category:North America 0 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 440 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 1,607 0
Category:American Samoa 29 0
Category:Andorra 33 0
Category:Angola 33 0
Category:Anguilla 11 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 34 0
Category:Argentina 149 0
Category:Armenia 504 0
Category:Aruba 134 0
Category:Australia 867 0
Category:Austria 68 0
Category:Azerbaijan 456 0
Category:Bahamas 510 0
Category:Bahrain 320 0
Category:Bangladesh 2 0
Category:Barbados 92 0
Category:Belarus 1,592 0
Category:Belgium 99 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 23 0
Category:Bermuda 392 0
Category:Bhutan 506 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 143 0
Category:Brazil 334 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 93 0
Category:Brunei 73 0
Category:Bulgaria 364 0
Category:Burkina Faso 60 0
Category:Burundi 6 0
Category:Cambodia 264 0
Category:Cameroon 437 0
Category:Canada 4 0
Category:Cayman Islands 46 0
Category:Central African Republic 3 0
Category:Chad 38 0
Category:Chile 973 0
Category:China 1,886 0
Category:Colombia 13 0
Category:Comoros 1 0
Category:Cook Islands 73 0
Category:Costa Rica 1,045 0
Category:Croatia 541 0
Category:Cuba 760 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 172 0
Category:Czech Republic 6 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 173 0
Category:Denmark 9 0
Category:Djibouti 95 0
Category:Dominica 98 0
Category:Dominican Republic 383 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 10 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 294 0
Category:Egypt 102 0
Category:El Salvador 179 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 6 0
Category:Eritrea 38 0
Category:Estonia 0 0
Category:Ethiopia 161 0
Category:Falkland Islands 11 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 12 0
Category:Fiji 509 0
Category:Finland 94 0
Category:France 5 0
Category:French Guiana 1 0
Category:French Polynesia 129 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 189 0
Category:Germany 128 0
Category:Ghana 93 0
Category:Gibraltar 456 0
Category:Greece 139 0
Category:Greenland 361 0
Category:Grenada 56 0
Category:Guadeloupe 4 0
Category:Guam 140 0
Category:Guatemala 34 0
Category:Guernsey 59 0
Category:Guinea 44 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 10 0
Category:Guyana 145 0
Category:Haiti 29 0
Category:Honduras 78 0
Category:Hong Kong 363 0
Category:Hungary 6 0
Category:Iceland 7 0
Category:India 7 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 375 0
Category:Iran 1,173 0
Category:Ireland 0 0
Category:Isle of Man 418 0
Category:Israel 51 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 3 0
Category:Jamaica 229 0
Category:Japan 44 0
Category:Jersey 151 0
Category:Jordan 547 0
Category:Kazakhstan 275 0
Category:Kenya 92 0
Category:Kiribati 203 0
Category:Kosovo 432 0
Category:Kuwait 163 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 456 0
Category:Laos 35 0
Category:Latvia 1,148 0
Category:Lebanon 120 0
Category:Lesotho 305 0
Category:Liberia 35 0
Category:Libya 101 0
Category:Liechtenstein 56 0
Category:Lithuania 103 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 707 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 280 0
Category:Madagascar 209 0
Category:Malawi 33 0
Category:Malaysia 41 0
Category:Maldives 394 0
Category:Mali 82 0
Category:Malta 52 0
Category:Marshall Islands 174 0
Category:Martinique 18 0
Category:Mauritania 20 0
Category:Mauritius 19 0
Category:Mayotte 2 0
Category:Mexico 1,671 0
Category:Moldova 11 0
Category:Monaco 332 0
Category:Mongolia 3 0
Category:Montenegro 379 0
Category:Montserrat 75 0
Category:Morocco 251 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 39 0
Category:Myanmar 68 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 39 0
Category:Nepal 0 0
Category:Netherlands 8 0
Category:New Caledonia 17 0
Category:New Zealand 262 0
Category:Nicaragua 53 0
Category:Niger 9 0
Category:Nigeria 169 0
Category:Niue 7 0
Category:North Korea 235 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 6 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 122 0
Category:Pakistan 461 0
Category:Palau 15 0
Category:Palestine 519 0
Category:Panama 390 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 216 0
Category:Paraguay 708 0
Category:Peru 1,102 0
Category:Philippines 9 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 14 0
Category:Poland 0 0
Category:Portugal 0 0
Category:Puerto Rico 155 0
Category:Qatar 127 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 6 0
Category:Romania 403 0
Category:Russia 2 0
Category:Rwanda 56 0
Category:Réunion 109 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 44 0
Category:Saint Lucia 74 0
Category:Saint Martin 0 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15 0
Category:Samoa 36 0
Category:San Marino 191 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 601 0
Category:Senegal 35 0
Category:Serbia 279 0
Category:Seychelles 151 0
Category:Sierra Leone 26 0
Category:Singapore 128 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 6 0
Category:Slovenia 0 0
Category:Solomon Islands 220 0
Category:Somalia 67 0
Category:South Africa 51 0
Category:South Korea 138 0
Category:South Sudan 43 0
Category:Spain 165 0
Category:Sri Lanka 13 0
Category:Sudan 117 0
Category:Suriname 90 0
Category:Swaziland 126 0
Category:Sweden 1 0
Category:Switzerland 1 0
Category:Syria 224 0
Category:Taiwan 228 0
Category:Tajikistan 65 0
Category:Tanzania 356 0
Category:Thailand 347 0
Category:Togo 12 0
Category:Tokelau 2 0
Category:Tonga 164 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 172 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 958 0
Category:Turkmenistan 41 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 7 0
Category:Tuvalu 43 0
Category:Uganda 116 0
Category:Ukraine 2,029 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 300 0
Category:United Kingdom 178 0
Category:United States 342 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 85 0
Category:Uruguay 9 0
Category:Uzbekistan 550 0
Category:Vanuatu 380 0
Category:Venezuela 613 0
Category:Vietnam 1,146 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 1 0
Category:Western Sahara 56 0
Category:Yemen 366 0
Category:Zambia 32 0
Category:Zimbabwe 51 0

Centuries[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 60 0
Category:18th century 78 0
Category:19th century 309 0
Category:20th century 131 0
Category:21st century 23 0

Years[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 8 1
Category:2001 16 1
Category:2002 10 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 49 0
Category:2005 17 1
Category:2006 36 1
Category:2007 50 0
Category:2008 208 0
Category:2009 105 0
Category:2010 327 0
Category:2011 264 0
Category:2012 763 0
Category:2013 377 0
Category:2014 422 0
Category:2015 232 1
Category:2016 352 1?
Category:2017 707

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]