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 7 0
Category:Categories 2 0
Category:Commons 2 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 7 0
Category:Images 516 0
Category:Videos 118 0
Category:Media types 2 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/Concepts[edit]

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 5,363 0
Category:Activities 162 0
Category:Culture 0 0
Category:History 2,392 0
Category:Objects 52  ?
Category:People 3,056 0
Category:Places 0 0
Category:Science 722 7
Category:Society 32 0
Category:Technology 611  ?

Continents[edit]

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 185 3?
Category:Asia 3 0
Category:Europe 51 2?
Category:North America 0 3?
Category:Oceania 13 3?
Category:South America 0 0

Countries[edit]

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 367 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 758 0
Category:American Samoa 29 0
Category:Andorra 106 0
Category:Angola 30 0
Category:Anguilla 10 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 34 0
Category:Argentina 148 0
Category:Armenia 523 0
Category:Aruba 116 0
Category:Australia 1,616 0
Category:Austria 40 0
Category:Azerbaijan 327 0
Category:Bahamas 507 0
Category:Bahrain 324 0
Category:Bangladesh 2 0
Category:Barbados 89 0
Category:Belarus 176 0
Category:Belgium 19 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 23 0
Category:Bermuda 398 0
Category:Bhutan 505 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 152 0
Category:Brazil 447 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 92 0
Category:Brunei 64 0
Category:Bulgaria 316 0
Category:Burkina Faso 57 0
Category:Burundi 5 0
Category:Cambodia 242 0
Category:Cameroon 436 0
Category:Canada 6 0
Category:Cayman Islands 44 0
Category:Central African Republic 3 0
Category:Chad 35 0
Category:Chile 921 0
Category:China 508 0
Category:Colombia 59 0
Category:Comoros 0 0
Category:Cook Islands 71 0
Category:Costa Rica 1,020 0
Category:Croatia 682 0
Category:Cuba 972 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 170 0
Category:Czech Republic 5 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 123 0
Category:Denmark 7 0
Category:Djibouti 86 0
Category:Dominica 98 0
Category:Dominican Republic 374 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 8 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 236 0
Category:Egypt 84 0
Category:El Salvador 191 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 6 0
Category:Eritrea 11 0
Category:Estonia 0 0
Category:Ethiopia 180 0
Category:Falkland Islands 10 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 11 0
Category:Fiji 504 0
Category:Finland 1 0
Category:France 2 0
Category:French Guiana 0 0
Category:French Polynesia 129 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 102 0
Category:Germany 1 0
Category:Ghana 131 0
Category:Gibraltar 478 0
Category:Greece 16 0
Category:Greenland 464 0
Category:Grenada 121 0
Category:Guadeloupe 0 0
Category:Guam 139 0
Category:Guatemala 77 0
Category:Guernsey 54 0
Category:Guinea 39 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 3 0
Category:Guyana 145 0
Category:Haiti 21 0
Category:Honduras 48 0
Category:Hong Kong 572 0
Category:Hungary 10 0
Category:Iceland 1 0
Category:India 622 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 219 0
Category:Iran 963 0
Category:Ireland 0 0
Category:Isle of Man 420 0
Category:Israel 497 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 4 0
Category:Jamaica 223 0
Category:Japan 5 0
Category:Jersey 125 0
Category:Jordan 341 0
Category:Kazakhstan 133 0
Category:Kenya 81 0
Category:Kiribati 204 0
Category:Kosovo 525 0
Category:Kuwait 154 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 457 0
Category:Laos 6 0
Category:Latvia 1,058 0
Category:Lebanon 126 0
Category:Lesotho 340 0
Category:Liberia 34 0
Category:Libya 123 0
Category:Liechtenstein 66 0
Category:Lithuania 26 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 671 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 279 0
Category:Madagascar 94 0
Category:Malawi 33 0
Category:Malaysia 23 0
Category:Maldives 399 0
Category:Mali 60 0
Category:Malta 43 0
Category:Marshall Islands 174 0
Category:Martinique 4 0
Category:Mauritania 12 0
Category:Mauritius 35 0
Category:Mayotte 0 0
Category:Mexico 649 0
Category:Moldova 1 0
Category:Monaco 387 0
Category:Mongolia 44 0
Category:Montenegro 596 0
Category:Montserrat 70 0
Category:Morocco 58 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 37 0
Category:Myanmar 2 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 40 0
Category:Nepal 0 0
Category:Netherlands 27 0
Category:New Caledonia 12 0
Category:New Zealand 275 0
Category:Nicaragua 47 0
Category:Niger 3 0
Category:Nigeria 159 0
Category:Niue 7 0
Category:North Korea 272 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 6 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 116 0
Category:Pakistan 128 0
Category:Palau 12 0
Category:Palestine 447 0
Category:Panama 385 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 218 0
Category:Paraguay 740 0
Category:Peru 1,191 0
Category:Philippines 4 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 14 0
Category:Poland 0 0
Category:Portugal 19 0
Category:Puerto Rico 151 0
Category:Qatar 197 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 5 0
Category:Romania 105 0
Category:Russia 1 0
Category:Rwanda 53 0
Category:Réunion 287 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 41 0
Category:Saint Lucia 117 0
Category:Saint Martin 0 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14 0
Category:Samoa 35 0
Category:San Marino 176 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 737 0
Category:Senegal 28 0
Category:Serbia 405 0
Category:Seychelles 105 0
Category:Sierra Leone 26 0
Category:Singapore 1 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 373 0
Category:Slovenia 2 0
Category:Solomon Islands 220 0
Category:Somalia 66 0
Category:South Africa 36 0
Category:South Korea 56 0
Category:South Sudan 41 0
Category:Spain 521 0
Category:Sri Lanka 1 0
Category:Sudan 87 0
Category:Suriname 548 0
Category:Swaziland 124 0
Category:Sweden 2 0
Category:Switzerland 0 0
Category:Syria 206 0
Category:Taiwan 188 0
Category:Tajikistan 311 0
Category:Tanzania 39 0
Category:Thailand 0 0
Category:Togo 12 0
Category:Tokelau 1 0
Category:Tonga 176 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 175 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 100 0
Category:Turkmenistan 38 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 5 0
Category:Tuvalu 42 0
Category:Uganda 108 0
Category:Ukraine 1,829 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 85 0
Category:United Kingdom 119 0
Category:United States 150 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 0 0
Category:Uruguay 24 0
Category:Uzbekistan 501 0
Category:Vanuatu 380 0
Category:Venezuela 297 0
Category:Vietnam 139 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 0 0
Category:Western Sahara 55 0
Category:Yemen 383 0
Category:Zambia 22 0
Category:Zimbabwe 47 0

Centuries[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 58 0
Category:18th century 75 0
Category:19th century 370 0
Category:20th century 133 0
Category:21st century 24 0

Years[edit]

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 6 1
Category:2001 14 1
Category:2002 12 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 51 0
Category:2005 12 1
Category:2006 33 1
Category:2007 50 0
Category:2008 207 0
Category:2009 86 0
Category:2010 320 0
Category:2011 276 0
Category:2012 382 0
Category:2013 377 0
Category:2014 436 0
Category:2015 224 1
Category:2016 306 1?
Category:2017 433

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]