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Featured media candidates are files that the community will vote on, to determine whether or not they will be highlighted as some of the finest on Wikimedia Commons. This page lists the candidates to become featured media. The media of the day is selected from featured media.


Old candidates for Featured media are listed here. There are also chronological lists of featured media:


2023 and current month.


Formal things[edit]

Guidelines for nominators[edit]

All files are eligible except for static two-dimensional images, which should be nominated at Commons:Featured picture candidates. Please don't hesitate to nominate rare file types which may not have any fixed rules yet.


Rules for videos

The following characteristics should be considered for nominating video:

  • File format: Video is compressed using Theora or Webm, for digital videos is at least 1280x720 pixels or equivalent, for older videos is at least 640x480 pixels.
  • Stable image: Video is not excessively shaky and appears to have been shot using a tripod or other stabilizing device.
  • Composition and camera movement: The style of these videos are intended to be simple and clean. No quick zooms or handheld walk-throughs. Any movement within the frame (panning, tilting, or zooming) should be done slowly so that the viewer is able to focus on the detail of the images.
  • Visual clarity of subject: Main subject of the video, as well as specific shots, should be in focus and well lit (not over or underexposed). Compression quality should also be considered, with the video appearing to be clear and free of pixelated video that may be the result of choosing a low compression quality.
  • Highly illustrative: The video should have a focus and clearly represent a characteristic of the subject.
  • Free of distractions: Video does not contain noise or images that distract the viewer from the primary subject.
  • Color: Should not be over or under saturated.
  • Audio: If there is narration or relevant ambient noise, it should be at a consistent level throughout the duration of the video. Captions in the video's original language are recommended, but not required.
Rules for sounds

A sound selected as featured media is a recording of a musical performance, an environmental field recording, a voice recording, or similar that exemplifies our very best work. In addition to the requirements for all sound files, it has the following attributes.

  1. Public domain / free license. The recording and its subject are available in the public domain or under a free license. For recordings of music, remember that just because the underlying composition is out of copyright does not necessarily mean the recording is as well.
  2. Recording quality.
    • The recording is of a reasonable technical quality for the period when it was performed. For modern videos, a minimum resolution of 640 x 480 is suggested. For modern digital recordings of music, a minimum bitrate of 128 kbps is suggested because with a slower bit rate, naturally, less data is transferred. Thus, sound and image quality are reduced.
    • If applicable, the performance is of high quality. It is neither amateurish nor otherwise problematic unless the historical merit makes up for these. If the recording is of a natural subject, it should be a good representation of the topic.
    • The recording should be reasonably complete. For example, a recording of bird song should be long enough to give an idea of how it varies, and a recording of a piece of music shouldn't cut out suddenly half-way through a piece. Exception: A recording of a single movement or extract from a longer work is acceptable, so long as it can stand by itself, although the full work is still preferred.
  3. Caption. The description provided on the candidate page should be sufficient to clearly identify the subject of the recording, so that it may be used in the featured media portal for that purpose. For music, this generally means at least the title of the piece, the composer, and the performer. If opus numbers or other schemes are in use for this piece, please include them. Unfortunately, unlike featured pictures, we can't rely on thumbnails to identify the file. Any language may be used (some sort of method for switching between languages will be sorted out later).
  4. Sound description page. The page contains an extended description of the file, including (as far as is possible):
    • (i) a brief description of the subject;
    • (ii) the date and venue of the recording, where known;
    • (iii) Background information, such as the company which released it, or the person who arranged for it to be recorded, in sufficient detail to put the recording in context
    • (iv) where known, a list of any editing that has been applied to the excerpt that was not in the original, such as noise reduction or click removal. Be aware that in some countries a restoration can gain a new copyright.
    • (vi) for a musical performance, the name and years of the composer (and the arranger, where relevant), the year of composition (and the arrangement, where relevant), the name(s) of the performer(s) or, for an ensemble, the name of the group and, where relevant, the conductor and soloist (where information is unavailable, such as for some historical recordings, provide as much as is known).
Rules for 3D files

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Rules for animated files (incl. animated videos but not 3d files)

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Adding a new nomination[edit]

If you believe that you have found or created a media that could be considered valuable, with appropriate media description and licensing, then do the following.


Step 1: copy the file name into this box, after the text already present in the box, for example, Commons:Featured media candidates/File:filename.ogg. Then click on the "create new nomination" button.


All single files:

For renominations, simply add /2 after the filename. For example, Commons:Featured media candidates/File:Foo.webm/2


All set nomination pages should begin "Commons:Featured media candidates/Set/", e.g. "Commons:Featured media candidates/Set/My Nomination".


Step 2: Follow the instructions on the page that you are taken to, and save that page.


Step 3: manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured media candidates/candidate list: Click here, and add the following line to the TOP of the nominations list:

{{Commons:Featured media candidates/File:Your media filename.webm}}


Recommended: Please add a category from the list at Commons:Featured media.

Voting[edit]

Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Everybody can vote for his/her own nominations. Anonymous (IP) votes are not allowed.


You may use the following templates:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment),
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram-voting question.svg Question),
  • {{Request}} (Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request).


You may indicate that the media has no chance of success with the template {{FMX|reason - ~~~~}}, where reason explains why the media is clearly unacceptable as an FM. The template can only be used when there are no support votes other than the one from the nominator.


A well-written review helps participants (creators, nominators and reviewers) improve their skills by providing insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a media. Explain your reasoning, especially when opposing a candidate (which has been carefully selected by the author/nominator). English is the most widely understood language on Commons, but any language may be used in your review. A helpful review will often reference one or more of the criteria listed above.


Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

  • No reason
  • "I don't like it" and other empty assessments
  • "You can do better" and other criticisms of the author/nominator rather than the media

Remember also to put your signature (~~~~).

Above all, be polite[edit]

Please don't forget that the media you are judging is somebody's work. Avoid using phrases like "it looks terrible" and "I hate it". If you must oppose, please do so with consideration. Also remember that your command of English might not be the same as someone else's. Choose your words with care.


Happy judging… and remember... all rules can be broken.

Useful tools[edit]

1. Video2Commons, is a tool to upload videos from url/your computer to Wikimedia Commons, it automatically converts the video to a Commons compatible format. It includes functions such as removing audio, subtitles, video.



2. VideoCutTool, a video editing tool that aims to provide various different types of editing processes on videos that are currently in Wikimedia Commons.

See also[edit]

Table of contents[edit]

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Featured media candidates[edit]

File:Cute tribal chak girl singing bangla song adorably.webm[edit]

Voting period ends on 16 Feb 2023 at 15:10:47
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  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose Extremely low quality video to begin with, technically not deserving. As well as it being exploitative to the child. She almost certainly doesn't know it will be going on this website, so one could question the right to even post this, much less bestowing it the featured media badge. Also, someone probably needs to rename this title, it's rather long and biased.-- Sea Cow (talk) 00:28, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Sea Cow The depicted girl is my younger sister. She knows that I recorded this video to use it on the internet and she also knows that anyone can download it. I think that's more than enough to consider full consent of a child and her family, her guardians, including me, don't have any problem uploading this video to commons. Mong 30414 (talk) 19:35, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    A full consent of a child means nothing, they don't have the testamentary capacity to determine consent at this age. She has no idea the implications of putting herself on the internet at this age. I don't really care if it's allowed in Wikimedia commons, we shouldn't bestow an award on a file if there's no consent for the usage. It's morally wrong. It doesn't matter if her family thinks it's ok, exploiting a child to make yourself feel proud about an FM is completely and utterly wrong. Sea Cow (talk) 20:10, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If a full consent of the girl means nothing, what is important to you?
    Should the little girl send mail to vrt that "look, my brother has uploaded this video of me where I am singing a song and I have full consent for this."?
    What about this image?
    People from community voted to made the image QI. Do you think that the photographer took consent from the child and the child have the capacity of knowing about commons?
    As far as I know, there is no guidelines in commons that media of a child can't be featured or quality. I don't think that very personal perspective of "morality" is a criteria for voting in featured media. Those "personal perspective of morality" varies from people to people.
    And I also don't think that featured media is a thing to be proud, at least not for me. I am not going to mention the media in my user page that "look I have a featured media and I am the author. Don't you think that I am a cool videographer?"
    Legal professionals says, parental consent is enough for photographs or videographs of children. Find out more here. This videography is completely fine from legal and ethical perspective and from the practices of commons also. If your oppose is depending on your personal opinion, that has nothing to do with legal, ethical or commons guidelines, I insist you to withdraw the oppose. Because, your personal opinion that's inconsistent with any established legal, ethical and commons guidelines, is never a criteria to judge a proposed fm. That's just your personal perspective.
    Most importantly, I nominated this media because of it's significance of content. Mong 30414 (talk) 15:44, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Let's go over this:
    1. The QI you provided is of exponentially more technical value, this is way worse technically then the QI provided
    2. I don't find that to be as objectionably exploitative due to it not showcasing a video, or a talent of them. This is so much more public, and more visible of a subject.
    3. Your entire point about my vote not being valid because it's an opinion is the biggest BS I've seen in a while. What else is an FM vote then someone else giving their opinion if it deserves to have a a featured media badge bestowed on it. This entire process is functional because of people contributing their "personal opinion". Ethical guidelines say you shouldn't exploit a child, pretty simple. Again, it's a pretty common idea that children lack the testamentary capacity to determine consent and in this case, the parents determining the consent seems somewhat exploitative, and putting someone's skills of singing on the internet without their consent is pretty crappy to do.
    4. Don't tell me "I insist you to withdraw this oppose", you don't control how I vote, don't tell me what to do.
    5. You nominated this media because "of it's significance of content". I'd like to harp on my original point, technically, this is pretty not great, and I don't understand how the content is anything special. Anyone could sing this. The framing of the video isn't great, there's no stabilization. It's not a high quality video in the slightest, as well as the previously explained ethical and moral dilemmas.
    Sea Cow (talk) 18:04, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Video Tour of NGC 346 (JWST).webm[edit]

Voting period ends on 12 Feb 2023 at 17:23:30
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  •  Description :  This video tours areas of NGC 346, one of the most dynamic star-forming regions in nearby galaxies.
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured media/Astronomy
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by VIDEO: Danielle Kirshenblat (STScI) / MUSIC: High Street Music / SCIENCE: NASA, ESA, CSA, Olivia C. Jones (UK ATC), Guido De Marchi (ESTEC), Margaret Meixner (USRA) / IMAGE PROCESSING: Alyssa Pagan (STScI), Nolan Habel (USRA), Laura Lenkić (USRA), Laurie E. U. Chu (NASA Ames) - uploaded to commons and nominated by Habitator terrae -- Habitator terrae 🌍 17:23, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Habitator terrae 🌍 17:23, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Lumen Sapientiae.webm[edit]

Voting period ends on 5 Feb 2023 at 05:20:34
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  •  Description :  "Lumen Sapientiae" is a cinematography work featuring Notre Dame College, Dhaka by NDEC Wikipedia Editorial and Research Team under Project In Search of the Roots. Project Korikath helped NDEC in this production. This cinematography shows architectural views, different landscapes, academic building, fields, teachers and students of Notre Dame College, Dhaka.
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured media/Other
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Notre Dame English Club - uploaded to commons by Mrb Rafi - nominated by Wasiul Bahar -- Wasiul Bahar (talk) 05:20, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wasiul Bahar (talk) 05:20, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I feel like I'm lacking some context here. In the first 3/4 we have a very dreary vibe going on with slow shots, washed-out colors and quite a bit of vignetting. That's accompanied by soundtrack that is ... well, it felt to me as if someone made this to either mourn a place that doesn't exist any more or to build up to reveal something horrible that happened there. Partially strong contrast to what was actually shown (such as happy cat content). In the last quarter, the music suddenly picked up for a bit, feeling somewhat triumphant or hopeful, bordering on epic. But nothing really changed in the visual department that would support that change of mood. Feels like director, video editor and sound editor were all trying to tell different stories. What is supposed to be going on here? --El Grafo (talk) 12:49, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Whatever color correction was used, the artistic style of it is hurting my eyes. Also, the overreliance on drone work is deeply confusing. I just don't see what's so special. -- Sea Cow (talk) 13:59, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @El Grafo and @Sea Cow , thanks a lot for the comments. We tried to create a nostalgic vibe for the people who have already visited the place/the alumni of the college at the first part of the video (we know, this group of audience is very low in number), then, gradually, we tried to upscale it and tried to make it brighter and hopeful. We didn't consider the artistic part only, we tried to cover every aspect of the subject place in this video. We took 500-550 raw clips following a brief list of historically important areas of the college campus which took almost 2 months. Later we selected only 50-55 shots which can be now seen in the media. I know, single shot-single scene videos are safe in terms of featured media evaluation. On the other hand, media works with a large number of small and well-planned shots are more prone to mistakes, cause you'll have to put them all together and spend hours of editing. This video has 50-55 small shots, which means it is equivalent to 50-55 one-shot type videos, and the effort behind this can never be compared to the single-scene videos. The intention behind covering every possible aspect of the subject in a single media file is to make it more appropriate to use in other Wikimedia project entries on this topic. The subject campus is even related to the history of the independence of a country, we had to include those historical corners also in this media. And we had no other option but to use drones to take those shots which couldn't be done with handheld photography equipment, for example, the position of different academic buildings and playgrounds in the whole campus, the position of the campus in the city, taller buildings, and aerial view of the crowd. Please consider these facts also while evaluating this media file. The whole work took almost 8 months and this media work has been produced just to release on Wikimedia Commons. We produced this video with a lot of restrictions, no financial and technical support, no previous experience, no fancy equipment (the drones and cameras were lent by people), and not even a high-quality monitor to work on the color. That may be a reason behind the difference between expectation and the produced work. --Wasiul Bahar (talk) 19:15, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Wasiul Bahar: Thanks for the response, I suspected something like that... First of all, let me say that I very much appreciated the fact that this is not a simple video of a single shot. Those are boring. Pulling this off is by orders of magnitude harder than most other user-created content we get to see here. I think if you consider alumni and other people with a strong connection to that place as your main audience, this a really good start. But as you say, that's only going to be a negligible fraction of the people here. With your explanations, I can now see what you were going for, but that isn't quite clear from the video itself. I'm by no means a videographer myself, but here are some ideas from an uninvolved mind that might get you closer to your intended result:
    1. Instead of "nostalgic" I got "dreary" vibes. Maybe tone down the vignetting a bit and try some more friendly looking color grading?
    2. When the music picks up, so should the visuals. That could mean a change in color grading (e.g. warmer, punchier colors). Could also mean a switch to less slow tracking, less wide angles, less drone shots, more movement, more people, more faces, more close-ups.
    3. Cut it down to about half the current length. Yes, I know: Ouch! Keep an "extended cut" for actual alumni, but let's face it: most other people won't have the patience to watch 5 minutes of footage about a college they never heard about before. Sorry.
    That being said: now that I've read a bit about it, I'm impressed by the whole NDEC project. Keep it up and be proud of your work! El Grafo (talk) 08:56, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support FM for me -- Towhidul Islam 21 (talk) 16:00, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Towhidul Islam 21Towhidul Islam 21 (talk) 16:00, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This vote is highly likely meat puppetry, closing admin, please note that this user attends the college that is shown in this video. Sea Cow (talk) Sea Cow (talk) 02:05, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well, let me balance that by actually Symbol oppose vote.svg opposing rather than just commenting. El Grafo (talk) 11:21, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Towhidul Islam 21: , thanks a lot for your review and the vote. I assume, you voted from a good faith. You, of course, have the right to review and vote any of the fm candidates including this one. But the best-recommended practice is, since you are somehow or other connected to the subject being voted on, to review it in a more neutral style rather than just support it without any criteria being addressed, or just keeping yourself aside from direct support or oppose. This is to ensure that the organic voting process goes on its own way and doesn't get skewed to any particular guided direction. For the same reason, we, the people who are directly involved in this production is trying to be in distance from this review process. Please don't stop reviewing, you can ofc review the other fm, fi, qi or vi candidates. --Mrb Rafi (talk) 08:31, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Henry Purcell "Dido & Aeneas" (extrait) - Les Arts Florissants, William Christie.webm[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes.Voting period ends on 6 Jan 2023 at 18:27:08
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File:Bednorz Sphere Eversion of Earth.webm[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes.Voting period ends on 2 Jan 2023 at 18:45:43
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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Weird animation of earth, I genuinely don't understand how this would be interesting in the slightest, even if it's of scientific value for some reason. -- Sea Cow (talk) 16:22, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Just play with the image, no reason for FP, IHMO. -- Karelj (talk) 13:29, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg I withdraw my nomination --Carsten Steger (talk) 14:50, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:MDF 2022, bretonští pištci před hradem.webm[edit]

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Shaky, handheld video, and the color looks really weird, try toning down the contrast and stabilizing it in after effects. -- Sea Cow (talk) 16:11, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Disabling chair mode of motorized medical bed.webm[edit]

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose No wow, dingy room with bad lighting and outdated equipment. -- Sea Cow (talk) 16:12, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Very tight framing. File name & description are also wrong: it is not enabling chair mode, it is going from chair mode to bed mode. --El Grafo (talk) 10:57, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Arc de Triomphe, Paris 2022.webm[edit]

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File:Kingfisher catching fish, eating, defecating and flying in Kõrvemaa, Estonia (October 2022).webm[edit]

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File:Adam Cuerden - Edinburgh in August.mp3[edit]

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Apologies for any offense, but while I hope this exercise was useful to you, as a jazz musician (among other things) and composer, I find the results awkward. I also think we need to have very high standards for featuring MIDI, because anyone can create a MIDI file and upload it, and most such files will not be exceptional. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:45, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Festival d'été de Québec.webm[edit]

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  •  Description :  Festival d'été de Québec
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured media/Music
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All by -- Wilfredor (talk) 20:18, 25 August 2022 (UTC) and music by FairytellsReply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Wilfredor (talk) 20:18, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There's a bunch of points. The first 1:30 minutes feel way too long, and the music in the background does not seem the fit the scenery. Adjustments to the camera angle feel robotic (gimbal?) and the videographers fingers are in the frame at least at 1:10. From 1:30 on, it seems like the camera exposed for the sky. Author and copyright information for the audio track is missing completely. And finally, it feels kind of pointless to watch a concert without the original audio. --El Grafo (talk) 09:44, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Original audio is copyrighted and the track source is in the image description. --Wilfredor (talk) 20:27, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:CSD in Bayreuth 20220730 Parade.webm[edit]

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The lack of audio makes this not a FM in my opinion. Looking at a former MOTD,File:Pride Parade Brussels 2022 02 part 1 of 3.webm , which showcases a pride parade as well, I find that audio illustrates the video much more then just imagery. In this type of scene, audio is invaluable. The technical ability of the video is very good though. -- Sea Cow (talk) 02:47, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the comment! In at least some parts Born this way by Lady Gaga can be heard, I don't know if some limitations like De minimis can apply here, for the other parts I can try to check again :) --PantheraLeo1359531 😺 (talk) 18:10, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like it's too prominent, unfortunately :( --PantheraLeo1359531 😺 (talk) 18:12, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Sorry but by not having audio you lose half of the content -- Wilfredor (talk) 20:05, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others; doesn't work for me as a silent film. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:05, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Ginda Bestari - overdrive on electric guitar (Lovepedal Kalamazoo, Providence Stampede OD).webm[edit]

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose audio sounds good, but the video is shaky and of pretty bad quality by today's standards -- El Grafo (talk) 11:59, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Drone video of combine harvester and tractor on a field in Jõgevamaa, Estonia (July 2022).webm[edit]

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  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Like the idea, but 1) the camera is really struggling with the dynamic range of the scene. Highlights in the clouds are blown out while the actual subject is under-exposed. 2) The subjects aren't being tracked properly, in the 3rd quarter they're even running out of the frame. A higher altitude with a steeper camera angle probably could have helped with both of these problems. -- El Grafo (talk) 12:09, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Mark Bass Octaver Pedal demo on bass.ogv[edit]

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  • Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral I am neutral on this. I think the content itself is good, but the compression lets me tend to the neutral rating -- PantheraLeo1359531 😺 (talk) 17:55, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Video Codecs 101.webm[edit]

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File:2022-06-13, Banana Slug in Motion (Beaver Lake Park, Sammamish, Washington), video1.webm, featured[edit]

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  •  Description :  Banana Slug in motion (Beaver Lake Park, Sammamish, Washington, United States).
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured media/Animals
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Created by Steven Pavlov • Uploaded to commons by Steven Pavlov • Nominated by Steven Pavlov (talk) 08:29, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Steven Pavlov (talk) 08:29, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Snails and slugs move rather slowly, so I was afraid I would get bored, but just as I felt boredom setting in, I noticed various interesting forms of movement this creature was engaging in, particular in terms of its use of its antennae. If there were an alternate of "Valued media" I'd probably support it for that instead of a feature, but I think it's valuable and could even have stood to see a bit more than a minute! -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:45, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --MZaplotnik(talk) 20:11, 27 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 4 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /MZaplotnik(talk) 10:23, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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  • Pictogram-voting question.svg Question 4 supporting votes are enough for a feature? I thought 5 were required. Where does it state what number of votes are required? -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:54, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ikan Kekek I think 4 supports used to be enough for FM if there are no oppose votes but I also can't find rules for closing FMCs anywhere. MZaplotnik(talk) 13:46, 7 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano, 2021-03-24, 2.webm, featured[edit]

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  •  Description :  Volcano eruption in Geldingadalur, Iceland
  • Gallery: Commons:Featured media/Drone
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info created by Mladen Stojanovic - uploaded to commons by Yann - nominated by Sillerkiil -- Sillerkiil (talk) 03:31, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Sillerkiil (talk) 03:31, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 09:22, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The repeated sharp turns from about 2:13-2:23 are regrettable, but this is certainly an interesting spectacle, and the video kept my interest pretty well. One could quibble that perhaps it could be shorter, with the long view coming earlier, but there were various interesting sights like eruptions further down the slope. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:02, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /MZaplotnik(talk) 10:21, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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File:Drone video of Keila waterfall and manor in Keila-Joa, Estonia.webm, featured[edit]

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Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--MZaplotnik(talk) 09:41, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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File:Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption January 14, 2022.webm, featured[edit]

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Confirmed results:
Result: 6 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--MZaplotnik(talk) 09:38, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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File:Tonga Volcano Eruption 2022-01-15 0320Z to 0610Z Himawari-8 visible.webm, featured[edit]

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Confirmed results:
Result: 6 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--MZaplotnik(talk) 09:36, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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File:Dredging the Gowanus Canal (05880).webm, featured[edit]

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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support High educational value. If you're having problems going to sleep, playing this video in a loop might be a good answer (think of Norwegian train videos). Really nice! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:33, 24 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Confirmed results:
Result: 7 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--MZaplotnik(talk) 20:13, 27 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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File:Bans Off Our Bodies NYC.webm, featured[edit]

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Confirmed results:
Result: 5 support, 0 oppose, 0 neutral → featured. /--MZaplotnik(talk) 20:12, 27 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Closing a featured media promotion request[edit]

The bot[edit]

Note that the description below is for manual closure, this is mostly not needed anymore as there exists a bot (FeaturedMediaBot) that counts the votes and handles the process below. However after the bot has counted the votes a manual review step is used to make sure the count is correct before the bot again picks up the work.

Manual procedure[edit]

Any experienced user may close requests.

  1. In Commons:Featured media candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate media, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    {{FMC-results-reviewed|support=x|oppose=x|neutral=x|featured=("yes" or "no")|category=xxx (leave blank if "featured=no")|sig=~~~~}}
    (for example see Commons:Featured media candidates/File:Tverskaya Street in Moscow, Russia (May 1896).webm). See also {{FMC-results-reviewed}}.
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate media template and add after the media tag
    featured or not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:example.ext]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:example.ext]], featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the media to the list of the four most recently featured media of an appropriate category of Commons:Featured media, list as the first one and delete the last one, so that the number is four again.
    • Also add the media to an appropriate subpage of Commons:Featured media, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four media.
    • Add the template {{FM_promoted|featured=1}} to the media description page.
      • If it was an alternative media, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.webm was promoted at Commons:Featured media candidates/File:Bar.webm, use {{FM_promoted|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.webm}}
      • If the media is already featured on another wikipedia, just ignore that and add the template.
      • Add the media to the current month's FM log of featured media, add {{Commons:Featured media candidates/File:example.ext}} to the bottom of the list.
    • Add == FM promotion ==
      {{FMpromotion|File:example.ext}} to the Talk Page of the nominator AND {{FMpromotedUploader|File:example.ext}} to the talk page of uploader.
  5. As the last step (whether the media is featured or not; including {{FMX}}ed, {{FMD}}ed and withdrawn nominations), open Commons:Featured media candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination you've just finished closing. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured media candidates/File:example.ext}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured media candidates/Log/January 2023), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.

Archiving a withdrawn nomination[edit]

  1. In Commons:Featured media candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate media , then [edit].
    In the purpose that the FMCBot will not mark withdrawn nominations with a "to be reviewed" template and put them in Category:Featured media candidates awaiting closure review just like if they were on the usual list, put the following "no" template:
    {{FMC-results-reviewed|support=X|oppose=X|neutral=X|featured=no|category=|sig=--~~~~}}
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate media template and add after the media tag
    not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:example.ext]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:example.ext]], not featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. Open Commons:Featured media candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured media candidates/File:example.ext}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured media candidates/Log/January 2023), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.