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Scheduled for launching on October 9th. Not in operation yet.

Welcome to CommonTasks! This page is intended for uniting the efforts of all those people who want to keep Commons clean. Every week we tackle two issues, and we do that together because:

  • Doing things together is more fun
  • It is encouraging to work for a common goal
  • This way even big tasks are doable

Add you signature below and join the effort!

Week 41 (October 9 – October 15)[edit]

Images without license or source information

This task requires admin privileges.

  • Backlog at the beginning of the week: 1234 files

Participating this week

  • -Samulili 06:54, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
  • -Samulili 06:54, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Orgullobot's Welcome log

This task doesn't require admin privileges.

  • Backlog at the beginning the week: 1234 users

Participating this week

  • -Samulili 20:33, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • -Samulili 20:33, 27 September 2006 (UTC)


Images without license or source information: The goal is to go through all images that have been marked with “no source since” or “no license” tags for more than seven days. Some images have the required information (it may have been added without removing deletion tag) and you will have to be careful not to delete those. For making things easier, use Magnus' Bad Old Ones tool. Please note that:

  • Most chemical formulas can be tagged as {{PD-ineligible}}.
  • Some insignia are ineligible for copyright, see Commons:Insignia.
  • Images with {{PD-old}} or {{PD-art}} have to have a date or other such source information if it's not obvious that the work is indeed old.
  • If in doubt, don't delete but let other people have a look.
  • Be ware of derivative works.


  • In Opera, you can use “View → Fit to window width” if the page at Bad Old Ones grows too wide.


Welcome log: The goal is to prevent this week from increasing the backlog and to reduce earlier backlog significantly. A bot registers all new users who have made a contribution. Most of the new users have some kind of problems in the beginning: they upload copyvios, they do not provide enough source information, they do not add licenses to their own work, they do not place files in a category or gallery. Your task is to

  • Fix these errors if you can, for example by categorizing images.
  • Mark images as missing source information or license, use {{subst:nsd}} or {{subst:nld}} respectively.
  • Mark images as copyvios or delete them straight away.
  • Inform the user about these problem, use templates such as {{Please link images}}, {{image source}}, and {{Please name images}}. See for more message templates.

When you have dealt with a user, remove their name from log.


  • Install MediaWiki:Quick-delete.js so that you can easily nominate images for deletion or mark them with no source since/no license tags.