Commons:WikiProject Council

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The WikiProject WikiProjects is a collaboration of editors in the maintenance of existing projects, and the handling of future projects.

The WikiProject WikiProjects was supposed to be a group of editors looking into the viability of new projects and the closing of old ones. However, it never really took of. As of 2023, there is no formal process for starting or closing WikiProjects on Commons. The best place for proposals like that is probably Commons:Village Pump/Proposals.



  • Maintenance of existing WikiProjects
    • Content management: files, categories, etc.
    • Project naming: to be in the form of "WikiProject Example"
    • Project closures: closing of inactive projects, or projects with a very narrow mission
  • Tagging of existing projects with {{Commons WikiProject}}
  • Dealing with proposals of new projects
  • Improving accessibility and awareness of existing projects

Current members[edit]

No active members currently.


New projects proposals[edit]

To propose a project, fill the following template (replacing all capitalized text with your content) and submit it at the bottom of this page.

==== [[Commons:WikiProject NAME]] ====
* Functions of the project: FUNCTIONS
* First four members of the project: {{u|USERNAME1}}, {{u|USERNAME2}}, {{u|USERNAME3}}, {{u|USERNAME4}}

Commons:WikiProject Environment[edit]

  • Functions of the project: This project's aim is to better organize information in pages related to the environment. Tt is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikians. If you would like to help, please add to the list of members of the project.
  • First four members of the project:

-- User:Diamondland -- Alan Liefting (talk · contribs)

Commons:WikiProject Dacia[edit]

There are already a large number of files that need such a project to coordinate their organization. Also, many Dacia-related articles are still in need of images and we hope this project will stimulate more contributions by the user community. As you can see, I already created the draft pages for the project. Thanks for your support and happy holidays! Codrin.B (talk) 17:49, 27 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject India[edit]

  • Functions of the project: Create, upload and manage India related files and documents.
  • First four members of the project: Yann,

Create, upload and manage India related files and documents. Yann (talk) 15:34, 20 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Wikikarten[edit]

  • Functions of the project: The aim of this project would be to identify and develop card based 'print and assemble' resources to support Commons and other Wikimedia projects content.

Draft for project page here User:ShakespeareFan00/Card Models

. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:29, 5 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject WikiWidgets[edit]

  • Functions of the project: Provide a central hub to coordinate the creation, maintenance, improvement and spread of WikiWidgets throughout the Wikipedias.
  • First four members of the project: Felipe Schenone

The WikiWidgets project is a new kind of project, so it needs some introduction. Until now, Wikipedia articles have been enriched with images, audios and videos usually hosted here at Commons. The WikiWidgets project aims to introduce a new kind of media into Commons and Wikipedia: interactive JavaScript widgets (little "games" you may say) to aid the understanding of the topics covered in the articles. After much debate regarding performance and security, an implementation was agreed upon, and the first two wikiwidgets were deployed in the Spanish Wikipedia. You can see them live here and here. A third wikiwidget with a wider intended audience is currently under development (an interactive piano for articles about the piano and music in general). After further debate, the code of the two existing wikiwidgets was copied to the MediaWiki namespace here at Commons. Now I created a WikiProject so that the project has a central hub where volunteers from all Wikipedias may gather and coordinate the development of the project. Thanks for reading! --Felipe (talk) 21:57, 1 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Spanish Civil War[edit]

Spanish Civil War and 2nd Republic articles on Wikipedia don't use to have pictures. This is mainly due to copyright terms since the war ocurred between 1936-1939. Now, however, this situation may turn, since many pictures can be found on free archives, such as the Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe, whose potential is not being used currently. The WikiProject Spanish Civil War would also include its predecessor, the 2nd Republic (1931-1939). Macesito (talk) 20:02, 10 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Fair use ambassador[edit]

  • Functions of the project:
    • Assistance in the movement of fair use media pending deletion to wikis with a Exemption Doctrine Policy.
    • In addition to fair use media, media that is not public domain in source country but is public domain in wikis target country.
  • First four members of the project: morgankevinj(for moves to enwiki)

The participants are users that are familiar with one or more wiki's Exemption Doctrine Policy and are willing to help move media that is pending deletion. MorganKevinJ(talk) 02:59, 20 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Transport/Spaceflight task force[edit]

I want to organize the sister project as a task force instead of a full-born WPJ is because there are less editors to maintain the administrative and bureaucratic structure of a WPJ. --Soumya-8974 talk contribs subpages 09:05, 2 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you ask me first please before you claim I signed up for something? --mfb (talk) 22:26, 2 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Lieder[edit]

We want to concentrate, here at Commons, on open recordings of Lieder, by organizing real live concerts to record them and release them with a Wikimedia compatible licence. Robertgarrigos (talk) 09:36, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Nature and conservation in India[edit]

  • Functions of the project: The purpose of the project is to build a collection, organise and improve images of, landscapes and human-nature interactions in India. This covers images related to flora and fauna as well as a range of natural eco-systems, natural resources use by people and interactions with wildlife with a specific geographical focus on India.
  • First four members of the project: Shankar Raman, Prashanthns, bheinskitang, PJeganathan
Prashanthns (talk) 13:15, 5 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Numismatics[edit]

  • Functions of the project: Organising categories of coins, banknotes, and exonumia. Sharing resources on where find for example PD-scans of banknotes, coordinating communication with numismatic institutions and collectors, maintaining the current numismatic spaces on Wikimedia Commons, and doing upload requests. This project will also regularly check numismatic categories for copyright violations and make sure that categories are properly maintained.
  • The draft can be seen here.

A new WikiProject for organising and uploading pictures of coins, tokens, banknotes, scrip, Etc. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 15:19, 30 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject ESPD media contest[edit]

  • Functions of the project: To promote the upload of high-quality media related to the Sun, and better organise the current media. Members of the scientific community and general public will be encouraged to upload images or other media of the Sun (or associated science), that will be judged by the board of the European Solar Physics Division.
  • First four members of the project: TiagoPereira, ShaunBloomfield

TiagoPereira (talk) 09:20, 6 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Postcards[edit]

A new WikiProject try to set standards for the daily work with postcards. At the moment over 200.000 media in this category. So we need standards for the future. sk (talk) 22:40, 7 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Stefan Kühn: in enwiki there are not equivalent WikiProject, but it is logical (postcards as files). But we already have category:WikiProject Philately (equivalent also in enwiki) so initially it is possible to collect info there.--Estopedist1 (talk) 08:03, 13 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Estopedist1: For collecting infos we can use the Draft. No need to do this in the "WikiProject Philately". --sk (talk) 20:37, 13 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:WikiProject Ribbon bars[edit]

  • Functions of the project: Organize, upload, categorize, improve the quality of media and galleries related to ribbon bars, and update images of ribbon bars to SVG
  • First four members of the project: Commons is in a thing,

Commons is in a thing (talk) 00:48, 4 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Projects to close[edit]

To propose the closure of a project, first gain consensus of all the existing members at the project's talkpage. Once the voting is complete, fill the following template (replacing all capitalized text with your content) and submit it at the bottom of this page.

==== [[Commons:WikiProject NAME]] ====
* Functions of the project: FUNCTIONS
* Number of members at the time of closing: NN
* Vote count on closing: CLOSE/NEUTRAL/KEEP

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