Commons talk:Featured picture candidates

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FPCBot is taking summer holiday now? --Laitche (talk) 20:49, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Bot owner informed. Yann (talk) 12:56, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Hope KTC too can restart it. Jee 13:15, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Should be okay now [1]. -- KTC (talk) 12:12, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Again not working since 07:03, 26 August 2015‎. The bot owner is informed. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:57, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Proposal: It's time to divide up Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media[edit]

As things now stand, here's how this category works.

  1. If they're maps or computer-generated media, they're filtered out to sub categories
  2. Everything else is put into a gallery at the bottom of Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media, and every few months are put into sub galleries, also on that page.

This seems a really strange way to do this. Why not make each gallery on Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media into a sub-page of Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media? Then the bot will automatically classify them into the right gallery, and we won't have to wait.

We do need to fix the galleries a bit - I'd say that 90% of the "Other" section would be more appropriately put in a different, pre-existing section, or is Theatre, which maybe we should separate out as well - but if we get nominators to do this, we'll be fine.

Possible downsides:

  1. This may need some translation work, depending on how Commons:Featured pictures translates into other languages. On the other hand, at the moment, only English is available for the sub-galleries, so... it's still an improvement.
  2. We should probably add a note to the template used for setting up nominations telling people that the category has divided for, say, 3 months.
  3. I think the bot is independent of our category trees; it just puts things in where it's told to. If this isn't true, the bot will need tweaked.

What do people think?

Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:15, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

  • I confirm we can create new galleries and the BOT will move the images in, if that indicated to him in closing the nomination. I think the creation of a new galleries is relevant when there is image enough to do. Exemple : 1 galleries with 100 images divided in two galleries with 50 images in each (or 60 - 40) it's ok, but if it divided in two galleries with 95 - 5 it's not necessary to create a gallery. Thus I agree to create new galleries if there is enough images for the new gallery and if it will stay enough images in the former gallery. For translation work I already had the idea to implemented language selectors {{mld}}, a better choice than in Commons:Featured pictures where we need as many pages as there are translations, or maybe it can be ok only for the heads of the galleries pages, but not for the images sections, or so the bot must be modified to provide the same image in all translated galleries (the french version of Commons:Featured pictures/Non-photographic media, the english version, the Polish version ....). --Christian Ferrer (talk) 05:09, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Adam, you proposal looks fine. As Christian said, each subpage should contain about the same number of images. I think that's the case for the current galleries. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:24, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

A date for your diary: Open House Weekend London[edit]

On the 19th and 20th September 2015 is Open House London, which opens more than 700 buildings, walks, talks and tours that would not normally be open to the public and for free. Last year I had a very productive weekend, taking lots of photos and seeing some very interesting buildings, as well as meeting some nice people in the queues. Last year I saw:

There are a few buildings where entry is via a ballot, which is open till 5th September. See here for a chance to go round 10 Downing St or go up the BT Tower. The BT Tower is closed to the public normally, though I got a chance to go up one evening last year. I only had my mobile phone on me, though. Anyone interested in visiting and wants to meet up or get more information, let me know. -- Colin (talk) 09:09, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the hint Colin, it is really tempting. Unfortunately those days I will be somewhere in Galicia walking the Way of St. James. Poco2 09:49, 30 August 2015 (UTC)