Commons:The Commons Log/2011

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Picture of the Year[edit]

POTY barnstar.svg : The Commons:Picture of the Year/2010 competition concludes. Winner was File:Laser Towards Milky Ways Centre.jpg.

Nine million media files[edit]

Commons-laurel.svg : Wikimedia Commons reaches nine million media files (Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2011/02#We_broke_9M).

Ten million media files[edit]

Logo Commons 10M.svg

Commons-laurel.svg : Wikimedia Commons reaches ten million media files with File:POL Lipno (jezioro w województwie pomorskim) 02.jpg.

User galleries[edit]

Gnome-devel.svg : The user gallery feature lists all uploads by a user (background). A direct link is provided in the top-right user links in August 2011 (consultation).

UploadWizard is default[edit]

Gnome-devel.svg : The UploadWizard is now the default upload tool


: Beginning of the collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration

Eleven million media files[edit]

Commons-laurel.svg : Wikimedia Commons reaches eleven million media files (Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2011/09#11M).

Wiki Loves Monuments[edit]


Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 is organised across Europe, with the European-level contest open for entries in the month of September. 169,150 images were uploaded in total. The contest caused a notable peak in the new editors statistics.

Community growth[edit]

: Wikimedia Commons becomes the second largest community (after the English Wikipedia), in terms of active editors (5+ edits per month) and very active editors (100+ edits per month). (Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2011/11#Commons_and_the_September_report_card)

MediaWiki 1.18[edit]

image rotation symbol

Gnome-devel.svg : MediaWiki 1.18 deployed to Commons and other Wikimedia sites. Over the following months this caused widely noted issues with picture rotation due to the new use of EXIF data to autorotate images - Commons:Rotation.