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"do not recommend the usage of national symbols for human languages"

Keichwa, I reverted your edit, because the language templates are universal and there is currently a discussion ongoing about using flags for this. However, the templates should be advertised anyway regardless of whether you like the flags or not since they can be easily modified to e.g. ISO language codes instead of flags. — Richie 19:12, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

As long as the discussion is ongoing, we should stop promoting the feature. Or please change the template to display {{german}} as {{german}} and {{english}} as {{english}} for the time being. --Keichwa 20:43, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
Please stop removing the news item from the community portal. It is completely neutral and does not mention flags at all. The discussion is just about how to represent language, not whether at all. Many people regard these templates as being very useful, especially in a multilingual project like the Commons. I reverted your edit again. If you still want to remove the news item, please ask for community consent at the village pump. — Richie 22:21, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
If you are just interested in the feature, I guess you do not mind if I edit the Templates? Not using flags for languages is important to me. --Keichwa 05:00, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
The Templates have become an important part in our work, so they should only be modified after community consensus is reached (in the village pump). This is what I'm trying to do at the moment. Please don't change them on your own. — Richie 07:06, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Nice trick. I'm wondering who installed this feature in the first place. --Keichwa 07:29, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Upload other files

I am working on a wikibook and I want to add some interactive content like a Flash or a Powerpoint presentation. But I can't even upload anything other than graphics or sound files. I really want to be able to eventually include a Flash that serves as a interactive quiz system or something, or include a ppt for download so the student can study interactively. Can/will wiki allow authors to include their own interactive content on the site in the future? Xiaodai 12:56, 8 July 2005 (UTC)

Please see this discussion about file types. generally, the Commons:Village pump is the best place for questions regarding the project. -- Duesentrieb 14:28, 8 July 2005 (UTC)


Documentation on commons seems really poor. Can we have Commons:Templates linked to from here? There are probably lots of other really useful pages that no-one knows about. Secretlondon 17:38, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Commons:Gallery would also be good as I've just spent 30 minutes trying to find out how to do that.. Secretlondon 17:53, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Can we put this in the Community Portal

Graphics abilities Project (or User's Abilities or Abilities Babel)
For categorisation of users in function of their graphical/audio abilities on commons, and then find quickly help need to work more efficiently.

Choise the best title in english, this text is a [good?] translation of the french « Pour categoriser les utilisateurs en fonctions de leurs aptitudes graphiques/audios sur commons, pour ensuite trouver l'aide appropriée », please correct my english if need. Yug (talk) 21:08, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Nobody seem oppose to this. I added it for don't wait 4 months. Problem : The right side is now really longer than the left one. Yug (talk) 19:10, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

After you did improve the page and the presentation of the imformation (sorry currently it just looks like a mind dump) given there you can add it along side the other Commons projects. Arnomane 21:13, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Hello, I restored the graphic abilities explaination which is equal to Babel. See the comment in the history page of Commons:Community Portal Yug (talk) 21:58, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Please make a project page named for example Commons:Graphics abilities and then consider a useful category structure but please don't mix the categories with tutorials entirely and the current layout of the project won't attract anybody participating. I believe as well that such a project is useful for Commons but the current pages are simply not ideal and will cause a lot of confusion for interested people. And of course please also make some thoughts how to avoid the silly babel hell of wikipedia (say: keep the number of babels as low as possible). Arnomane 22:06, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
I don't want attract anybody, I want categorise by graphic skill. Only this is really need. Tutorials red link are a possible extension, not hurry. Yug (talk) 22:13, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

COM:QIC inclusion

please merge with featured pictures it helps nobody having two almost unused aproaches

  1. QI is much different from FP. Read the criteria, selection process, and see Village pump.
  2. It was proposed on VP and other places, feedback was positive and several people participated on developement of the process.
  3. COM:FPC are unused so much that I have problems viewing the page - when I try to load the page on my poor computer, the browser freezes and computer starts swaping for several minutes...
  4. COM:QIC are open for little more than one day. Hard to expect more usage.
  • So, I'm reverting the link back. If you propose QI should not exist, the right place to propose that is QI talkpage. --Wikimol 13:14, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Well it does not help if people create parallel structures without thinking what to do with the old failed attemps and how to integrate them and the people that used them into a better solution. Wikimedia Commons has a very very small active community that's why some sub project does not work the same way as in Wikipedia. This is really not in order to annoy you but to make sure that your improvement ideas do not get neglected soon. Arnomane 23:50, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
FP are not failed attempt.
QI have different target than FP, its not parallel structure, but almost orthogonal structure.
There was some thinking behind QI creation and developement.
If your way of disscussion is Commons standard, I have to say I'm unfamiliar with it, and I doubt it has anything to do with size. I won't revert it again for my understanding for wiki goes, the presence or absence of the link won't influence QI progress much. --Wikimol 08:16, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
While they are not the same, how about integrating these two things with each other? For example, they way for a picture to become "featured" could be that its looked at as QI, deemed very good, nomnated as FP and be looked at again. The people doing that could/should be largely be the same, and the pages and other infrastructure should be shared (where it makes sense) or closely linked.
Maybe it would even be possible to integrate the "picture of the day" selection - which is teh thirs such process we have on commons. To summ up: A "quality image" is different from a "picture of the days" is different from a "featured picture". But the processes should be closely integrated to avoid overhead and confusion. -- Duesentrieb(?!) 10:44, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
I'll first repeat the difference, as I see it / I would like to be. Feature Pictures resemble sort of photography contest (jury selecting some winners, often comparing candidates to competition, creative ideas are highly valued, its much about aesthetics) - of course done the wiki way. Quality Images should resemble the review process of a stock photo agency (one reviewer inspecting the image, wether it's the 8795th stock photo of the same subject is irrelevant, well defined techncal criteria are examined) - done in wiki.
Integration is interesting topic. If FP were subset of QI, it would be easy. But QI are limited to images created by commons user, while FP can come from any source.
Other difference is, in FPC aesthetic quality can sometimes outweigh technical problems, such as resolution. QIC should be more mechanical, either the image meets the criteria, or not. If not, it can still be nominated for FP.
Easiest integration would be with picture of the day - it can be demanded POTD must be either FP or QI. --Wikimol 12:53, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

It would be a good idea in any case to talk to people at POTD and FP; But anyway... why does QI only apply to pictures made by commons users? how about wikipedia users? Flickr users? Why not just apply it to all images? -- Duesentrieb(?!) 13:59, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

is this the right place

Is this the right place to ask questions? If so, I am wondering if anyone could take images of anything related to the Japanese invasions of Korea? [1]. The article is not only incomplete, it does not have sufficient images to help the reader. If somebody could obtain copyrighted images of the war, that would be a great help, thank you. TripitakaKoreana100 01:03, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

No the better place for asking such a question is the Commons:Help desk or Commons:Village pump. Arnomane 09:02, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Photography Critiques

It seems like the Community Portal would be a good place to mention Commons:Photography_critiques which doesn't seem to get its deserved attention. It's a good page that allows for more feedback and discussion than putting something (that often you know is unsuitable) up for QIC just to get some feedback on one's work. Richard Cocks 08:47, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Gallery information

The toolserver is still unable to cope with the english wikipedia. Several entries seem to be missing from the commons database, causing images to be errounously reported as orphans.

Maybe leave out the mispelled erroneous word or use erroneously correctlyWayneRay 13:45, 27 November 2006 (UTC)WayneRay
Better now? Maybe leave out the redundant nickname and use the signature correctly... and "mispelled" is misspelled - but perhaps that's a joke? -- Duesentrieb(?!) 15:38, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Actually it is one of those words most often misspelled (thanks) such as alot for a lot and separate and seperate, years of practice doing it wrong and then trying to change, thanks again WayneRay 17:52, 27 November 2006 (UTC)WayneRay


I recently attempted to play some music on the Beta player, which was aqpparently inaccessible. Why? 03:42, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Would it be possible to fix it soon? 02:40, 10 December 2006 (UTC)


Before i join this i have to ask, WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS? Im a little confused on what the point of this is!-- 16:14, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Commons is a place to put all the free (ones where you don't have to pay anything to display them) images, videos and music files that can be used on Wikipedia, Wikitonary, Wikibooks, Wikisource and all the other Wikimedia Foundation projects. — Vanderdeckenξφ 17:46, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
"Free" here does not just mean "ones where you don't have to pay anything to display them", it also means the freedom to use them as the basis for a modified image. - 23:32, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Gotas de agua en un diente de león

En el blog, que es públicamente conocido es de Dodo, aparece la imagen Image:Pusteblume_im_Morgentau.JPG sin indicar correctamente la autoría y licencia de la misma.

Dodo ha sido avisado en el blog, pero no ha hecho caso del aviso. Espero que hagan algo al respecto.

Saludos cordiales, -- 10:57, 14 June 2007 (UTC)


Some times ago I wanted to add an image to your wiki. I asked the permission to the owner. I filled up the form. I uploaded the image (Image:Proofstep.gif)

Some times later it was told me in the most cryptic manner that there was a problem with the grants. Since there was no problem with the grants. And that everything was mentioned on the page I was a bit amazed. I asked on wikipedia. A very kind person answered that I hadn't filled the right part of the form. He helped me to fill it. I found it a bit strange to have to repeat twice the same information (namely the authorization) but anyway it was done.

And today I have just noticed that, despite of my careful attempt to fill correctly the form, the picture has been deleted. It was a beautiful picture. With some interest I think but for my own part I don't want to spend again an hour or two to try to guess what the ununderstandable bureaucrats of this wiki want. Too much work. I regret. I deeply regret but I give up. And I promise I will never try to add something on this wiki.

FL the preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 11:56, 9. Aug. 2007

Image:Proofstep.gif was undeleted by Nilfanion. --GeorgHH 23:15, 12 October 2007 (UTC)


Sorry I don't know where to say it... I'm pretty sure all the upload of are copyvio (these images were put in an article on fr:wikipedia, a full copyvio article of, please delete these. Thank you. 10:56, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Looks like many are already gone; I've marked the rest for deletion. - 23:30, 29 September 2007 (UTC)


The one and only piece of "News" here has been there for about 10 months. Surely it could be updated? - 23:24, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

I was just going to say the same thing. We're past two million now, our "one millionth file" is not really news anymore. Rocket000 23:18, 7 October 2007 (UTC)


Image:Jeep_wordmark.svg ($Document/Default/en-gb/Content/$UserFiles/Jeep.pdf)

can I copy more logos like that? Ferrari, Renault, Peugeot, Dodge, Fiat, Honda,... 13:54, 27 October 2007 (UTC)


I uploaded the following file: Image:Catrinas 2.jpg and I have recently recived a notice that it will be deleted because it lacks permission, however, I uploaded the original file with the appropiate license releasing the image. Can someone help me figuring out what the notice is all about and tell me the appropiate text that must be included in the image? Thank you! --Tomascastelazo 15:59, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

New British Museum content release

Hi, this resource contains a huge amount of non-copyrighted material, but it isn't completely copyright free: British Museum collection database. I thought it should be made widely known. Cheers 06:52, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Ok, this stuff is copyright expired - MOD exploration pictures 23:39, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

licence denomination and lack-of-choice problem

I find it difficult and untenable that, trying to understand the available licences (drop-down-menu) during the upload, you get a link to creative commons, where you feed the search-engine with the acronyms provided in the help-drop-down-panel: like "cc-by-sa, cc-by". the answer is just: nothing found! instead you find formulations like: "by-nc-sa" in their definitions-part ("cc" nowhere!). please change (update?) this! furthermore: I would like to license certain pictures under "by-nc-sa", and not make it entirely available, even for commercial use by others and any 'distortion'...! please make this possible! thank you!--HilmarHansWerner 12:17, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Licensing images as "nc" or "no commercial use allowed" is not compatible with the Commons' licensing policy and such images cannot be uploaded here. Anrie 15:55, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Quality images

I think this page needs link to valued images along the ones to featured picture and quality images, but the section Content organisation -> Improvements is already very crowded with links. --Inkwina (talk contribs) 09:34, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Arabic language

Hello! I added an Arabic version of this page (Commons:بوابة المجتمع). Could someone add it to {{header}}. I don't know how to do that.--OsamaK 09:10, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done see [2] --Meno25 (talk) 12:33, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


I don't know who to ask but I would like to one day become an admin on this site. How does one editor become one? CharlieChaplinIsGreat (talk) 02:29, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


Hello. Can anyone tell me how can I deleta an image I uploaded here? I didn´t find any information on my own as well as I din´t find any "deletion button". Thanks. --IoannesM (talk) 08:00, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

I have the same problem and have never got any straight answer. If the image was uploaded by your self and the image is not used in any Wikipedia sites (and you are logged in) it should be possible to delete it easy. Before deletion, there should be an automatic check procedure involved of usage so deletion is not made by mistake and before final deletion a warning- Do you really wish to delete the image xxxxx?. Now there is a lot of scrap on commons and it must be a good practice that all partcipants on Wikimedia clean up in there own backyard. Lidingo (talk) 07:43, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of user page

My user page was deleted because it didn't follow project scope? That is what the deleting admin stated. My user page is for me, to describe me. My relationship to this project. My user page is not for me to load files for the project. It's a meta-page, for me. Is that not so? Even the deleting admin, uses his own user page, to describe himself. Wjhonson (talk) 07:00, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Responded here and on the user's talk page. --Herby talk thyme 07:13, 13 September 2008 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} under Deletion guidelines: content that does not belong into Wikimedia Commons s/b content that does not belong in Wikimedia Commons

✓ A'ight. →Nagy 20:24, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


I hereby request that this page should be moved to "Commons:Community portal". This variant is proper English, because general nouns are de-capitalized. Furthermore, the sidebar and the page itself already use the decapitalized version. Since "Commons:Community Portal" would be kept as a redirect, all links would still be working. However, before moving such an important page, I first wanted to ensure that the consensus isn't against this. Please let me know what you think of this plan. Thank you. --The Evil IP address (talk) 13:16, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Now why is an admin using {{editprotected}}? You're misusing it get our attention? Just kidding, but I would've just renamed page to get people's attention. ;) Anyway, I have no problem with the renaming. Rocket000 (talk) 06:36, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
✓ Done --The Evil IP address (talk) 13:45, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Photography critiques

I was looking for a link to Commons:Photography critiques, and think it should be on this page, but can't decide where. Any thoughts? --Tony Wills (talk) 09:49, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Anti-Viagra needed!!

Could please someone be so kind and rename the following category:

Category:Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989 [+] Erection of the Berlin Wall (1961) (140 F)

I cannot do it because the spam-filter in my system kicks in as soon as ANY KIND of erection appears in a link. I guess it will be a similar problem in lots of school-servers and also countries who have some kind of censorship. Some Anti-Viagra is needed for the Wall-pics! -- 18:08, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


I am new and want to learn but have to admit that the "nose in the air," pomposity of some of the editors leaves me cold. I uploaded a picture that my community is interested in and the editor removed it because it didn't suit "him." Well just as in the arguments about language, the editors should not be so quick to delete photos that they personally don't like. I find it particularly offensive when my photo of a properly dressed wholesome couple dancing tango was deleted while simultaenously an average of 10 vulva photographs were accepted and I did not see the same editor remove those photos. Stop the hypocrisy. A crotch by any other name is still a crotch. Go clean up those photos and leave mine alone. That will allow me to learn the process but don't offend me as I walk in the door. I do not direct this to any one person. I am directing it to "all" editors suffering from airs of superiority. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rditucci (talk • contribs) 01:10, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Shahi's images

Hi, sorry to bother you, but User:Iamsaa and claims that he has created these images and owns it, whereas I have created these images. I was wondering, what can be done about that? - MFI Media/Correspond 20:27, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

More info on pictures

Wouldnt it be a good idea to encourage photographers to add some more information to their pictures. Even the svg's are mostly not very clear on their description page what is depicted and why. As a simple example I could name Gigantopithecus article, the picture shown dont give the size of the molars or jaw. I can see great pictures of the day, a lot of fuss about deletion or not, but I think it would be a good idea to advocate more info on the uploaded images on the main page or help pages. Viridiflavus (talk) 22:50, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

file:Bandeira Cabo Delgado.png

Dear Commons' sysops, this image is fake. There's no such thing as a flag of pt:Cabo Delgado, and one that is a bad copy of Tanzania's flag... Please, delete it. It will only affect the pages on Cabo Delgado's districts in the sw:WP. Tank you. --Rui Silva (talk) 09:16, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Translation of Portuguese into English if anyone can help!!

Here is what I need translated, any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Espero q tudo esteja bem. Nao participo muito deste grupo, mas nao pude de deixar de prestar atencao ao seu post. Vivo em Miami. Vc eh local? Um grande abraco, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 20:54, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

This talk page is for discussing the contents of Commons:Community portal. There is a page for requesting translations, but that's mainly intended for file descriptions. Perhaps you could ask at the Portuguese village pump if Google translate isn't sufficient. LX (talk, contribs) 10:04, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

File:Hong Kong Club 1890s.jpg

I accidentally misidentified the building as the Hong Kong Club Building when uploading. It should be Queen's Building. Can an admin move it to the right name, please? --Ohconfucius (talk) 03:27, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done by Electron. --Túrelio (talk) 10:00, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

section about the community missing

Though this page is called "Commons:Community portal" is has actually no section and no information about the Commons' community, i.e. the users/contributors/editors. I realized this when I tried to find an appropriate place to add a link to Commons:Deceased contributors‎. --Túrelio (talk) 09:58, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Communitry Commons pictures jpg?

Moved to Commons:Help desk#Communitry Commons pictures jpg? LX (talk, contribs) 16:12, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Please remove the abuse filter for IP 84.137.* (if existing) or any other IP from my personal page and inform me why there exist an abuse filter within Wikipedia Commons

I just edited my site as IP and got an abuse message.
I did'nt ask for a filter and have not been informed that a filter for my site has been installed.

Site: User:Heinz-Josef Lücking

Thanks, --Heinz-Josef Lücking (talk) 19:34, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Besides of the fact that Commons (including your userpage on Commons) is not your site, yes, there are "abuse filters" to prevent spammers, known vandals and eventually also banned users from abusing this site. You may find more information at Commons:Abuse filter. --Túrelio (talk) 19:40, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
I know this not "your site" POV and your generall answer is saying noting to me. Could you please inform me, which filter blocked my edit? It was only an interwiki link i tried to make. Are IP edits generally not allowed on user pages alltought they are not personal? --Heinz-Josef Lücking (talk) 20:10, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Ich hatte dich an die Stelle verwiesen, wo du spezifische Informationen zu deinem Problem finden kannst; nachfragen kannst du auf der zugehörigen Disku Commons talk:Abuse filter. --Túrelio (talk) 20:22, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
I've found the filter. The filter does ecpecially not allow edits as an IP on any user page. Yours statement, that user pages are not "personal" (mine) must be wrong. ;-) --Heinz-Josef Lücking (talk) 20:32, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Sergio Franchi category uploads

{{help me}} I am completely lost. First of all do I need a separate Wikimedia Commons page? I thought when I signed in to Wikipedia, I was signed in to all related groups. Secondly, I just uploaded about 6 or 7 pictures of Sergio Franchi which I wish to use in three articles I am creating on Wikipedia. All but one one seem to be accepted, and I don't know what I did different to make one unacceptable and the others OK. This is uncharted territory for me and I m really lost. Where can I find the image set up for deletion, and what have I done wrong in listing the license information? Any help at all will be appreciated. Might need someone to walk me through getting first pics up on my article pages.Cathlec (talk) 21:46, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done See User talk:Cathlec. --GeorgHHtalk   18:31, 6 May 2012 (UTC)


This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. This unrelated topic has been moved to Commons:Help desk#Screenshots. LX (talk, contribs) 07:40, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

How to report a user

Hello does anyone know how can I report a user, where can I write to do so, is there any email or some other tool? Thanks a lot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frog890 (talk • contribs) 04:47, 1 September, 2012‎ (UTC)

I think COM:AN/U is what you're looking for. Ytoyoda (talk) 04:53, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

How can I ask someone to re check my files?

This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. This unrelated topic has been moved to Commons:Help desk#How can I ask someone to re check my files? LX (talk, contribs) 08:25, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Another querry?

This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. This unrelated topic has been moved to Commons:Help desk#Another querry? LX (talk, contribs) 08:28, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Picture authors in article pages never exist - Text authors must be named/are named authomaticaly

I want to inform myself about the naming of authors of picture authors in wikipedia articles. I know that the naming of article authors is quite imprtant. E. G. when you translate an article into another language. Also there exist tools examing the authors of an article. But these tools only inspect the textual context. An image authot does not get handled as an "author" there. Do there exist discussions, pages ... about this difference dealing with authors.--Arcy (talk) 20:31, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. Commons:Licensing policy require verifiable source information, and most free licenses and copyright laws require attribution of the author. If you have additional questions not related to the contents of Commons:Community portal, please post them at Commons:Village pump or Commons:Help desk. LX (talk, contribs) 11:31, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

File talk:Samuel appearing to Saul (Henry Fuseli, 1777).jpg

Please read my note on the page above. Dmitrismirnov (talk) 21:18, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the contents of Commons:Community portal. LX (talk, contribs) 11:33, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Question: Advertising in Picture Descriptions allowed.

Is adevertising within picture descriptions allowed on wikipedia commons?
Background of this question is advertising like this (see "Author" there). The foto has been made during a project of the german wikipedia called "Wikipedia im Landtag". --Arcy (talk) 07:50, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. If you have questions not related to the contents of Commons:Community portal, please post them at Commons:Village pump or Commons:Help desk. LX (talk, contribs) 11:35, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Uploading a picture

‎This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. This unrelated topic has been moved to Commons:Upload help#Reuploading previously deleted files. LX (talk, contribs) 16:01, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Category:Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs (Russia)

A lot (like half or so) of the pics here are actually of OMON, SOBR, military special forces, etc. I already re-categorized some, but then realized how SOBR has no category at all, and then the stupid filename remains anyway. --Niemti (talk) 22:40, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Community portal does not contain any pictures of military. This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. If you have questions not related to the contents of Commons:Community portal, please post them at Commons:Village pump or Commons:Help desk. LX (talk, contribs) 09:21, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


Is this category real a goal from commons or only error? - see Category:AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2014 --K@rl (talk) 08:30, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Community portal does not mention the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2014. This page is solely intended for discussion of the page Commons:Community portal. If you have questions not related to the contents of Commons:Community portal, please post them at Commons:Village pump or Commons:Help desk. LX (talk, contribs) 09:22, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, dann macht deutsche Seiten, ich verstehe das meiste nicht - wird anderen auch so gehen --K@rl (talk) 15:43, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Dann stelle deine Interface-Sprache auf deutsch... --Steinsplitter (talk) 23:14, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


The "lede" of this page is titled "Welcome", and only addresses the "new to Commons" part of the community. Presumably the experienced editors already know "the ropes", but what of those less veteran (with a medium amount of experience)? I would like to suggest a second section (or paragraph) be added for such cases, which might detail when to use the "Help Desk" and when the "Village Pump", and/or other "semi-advanced" subjects. And speaking of the Welcome section, couldn't that "create an account" image be hidden if the user is already logged-in? -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 18:30, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Photo challenge

Shouldn't this be added here somewhere? I'd suggest to put it under Content organizationCreation and upload --El Grafo (talk) 07:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

OK, no objections, so I gave it a try [3]. Thought it would be reasonable to group this with Featured picture candidates etc. What do you think? --El Grafo (talk) 15:06, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Section "Content organization" → "Improvements"

  • Suggest to remove Orphaned galleries and Orphaned images] from the list. It really doesn't matter if a gallery is linked from another page at Commons as long as it's properly categorized. I'd dare to say that the overwhelming majority of gallery pages is not linked from anywhere else and there's really no need to change that. The same is true for images: Who cares if an image is "used" on commons?
  • Suggest to add Media missing infobox template to that section, as that's something that really needs to be done.

Unless there are any objections, I'll be bold and make the changes in a few days. --El Grafo (talk) 13:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Looks ok for me. Be bold :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:43, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

"User's graphics abilities"

This obviously doesn't belong into the "Policies and decisions" box, but where else to move it? Personally, I'd tend to remove it completely (or at least get rid of the link to Commons:Move toward Commons 2.0 !) --El Grafo (talk) 15:42, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


I had post some pictures under my nickname Podzo (from 2013 to 2014), but I changed for PODZO DI BORGO. They are already credited for Podzo. Could you change pictures's author name Podzo by my name to-day PODZO DI BORGO ? Sorry for my bad english. Thank you for any answer. Bye. J'ai chargé plusieurs images dans Commons sous le nom d'auteur Podzo, mais j'ai changé de pseudo depuis, pour PODZO DI BORGO. Mais les images sont toujours créditées à Podzo. Est-ce possible de changer ce crédit pour PODZO DI BORGO? Merci d'avance et cordialement. --PODZO DI BORGO (talk) 12:46, 26 October 2015 (UTC)