Commons talk:Picture of the day/Poll

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From this poll, it is decided that from January 1 2007, all Picture of the Day (POTD) candidates must be Featured Pictures or Quality Images. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 13:29, 6 December 2006 (UTC)


  1. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 03:25, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  2. Gnangarra 07:30, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  3. Lcarsdata (Talk) 13:19, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  4. I support this. Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 13:32, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  5. EugeneZelenko 15:13, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  6. Digon3 17:09, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  7. Jastrow 21:10, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  8. --MichaelMaggs 21:19, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  9. norro 22:07, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  10. Seems reasonable; if we run out we can repeat. --Spangineeren ws (háblame) 04:51, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  11. Kelson 08:39, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  12. Nux (talk) 10:09, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  13.   ––odder 13:51, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  14. --Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 15:55, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  15. It never made sense to me that anyone could just add a POTD. howcheng {chat} 17:06, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  16. Support, now that I've been reassured. Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 21:58, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  17. --Jollyroger 09:31, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
  18. --Wikimol 21:05, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
  19. Alphax (talk) 07:13, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
  20. Lusitana 07:42, 25 October 2006 (UTC) (cont)
  21. --Prevert(talk) 10:36, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
  22. Maldoror 18:35, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
  23. TZM de:T/T C 13:32, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
  24. -- Lycaon 10:45, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
  25. Jnpet 05:31, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
  26. Zzyzx11 05:40, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
  27. --Slade 21:20, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
  28. GAD talk ð contributions 23:55, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Comments after poll closed[edit]

  1. I also agree with Howcheng. If we run out we can use some good and various pictures, not pictures from the same category as it happened in the past months... Dake 10:46, 19 December 2006 (UTC)


  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose because I am not convinced we have enough images that qualify. Other than that, ok. ++Lar: t/c 03:29, 23 October 2006 (UTC) Stricken per below. ++Lar: t/c 21:58, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
We do. See below.--MichaelMaggs 21:42, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Jollyroger 09:36, 23 October 2006 (UTC) per below


  • Comment I think FP should be the main stay with QI images being used only when necessary. Gnangarra 07:32, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment If you are not convinced we have enough images that qualify, please look at these [1][2][3][4], these are just 4 months worth of Quality Images and most have not been POTD. New Quality Images are promoted at a rate of about 30 per month. Quality Images combined with Featured Pictures means we have more than enough for each month without reusing. --Digon3 13:26, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment According to this, we have 605 Featured pictures (I still dont know how many of those were POTD). According to this, we have 148 (37x4) Quality Images. In all, we have 753 FP or QI. I am probably wrong somehow, but that is what it looks like to me. --Digon3 14:03, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
    • OK thanks. That makes me feel better. ++Lar: t/c 21:57, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment Why not-logged-in users have to show that they have been involved with POTD in the past (eg added an image or translation) ? I think they can vote if they have any positive contributions to commons, don't I ?   ––odder 13:51, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
    • OK, I made that condition. I am not sure if it was a good idea. :) Usually, anonymous users cannot take part in any kind of vote or poll except for comments. I just thought it would be nice to extend a vote to anonymous users who actually have taken part in POTD in the past, since IMO POTD has a relatively high involvement of anonymous editors. I dunno. I could be wrong. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 15:18, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
      • So in other words this is LESS restrictive than normal? Seems good to me. the preceding unsigned comment is by Lar (talk • contribs) 17:57, 23 October 2006
  • Comment What happens if certain community (language), in the future, decides to have some other different criteria? --Tarawneh 12:25, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
So the Daily Picture of community X is not an option anymore by such Poll? --Tarawneh 00:23, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
What do you mean? There is only one POTD now, is there not? It just has different names. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 05:43, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
This confusion is coming from the language translations in languages other than english which didnt say "POTD should from FP" Gnangarra 06:34, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
I think it is rather the case that the English language version was changed unilaterally without any discussion in other languages. It was the English language instructions that were out of step. A lesson, I'd suggest, in the importance of multilingual coordination. Man vyi 06:30, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
I think the proposal is that all languages, including English, should be changed to reflect the wording suggested at the top of this page.--MichaelMaggs 10:08, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
  • I don't agree with anonymous votes. --Bouncey2k 21:02, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
  • I think that it should be recommended to use Quality or Featured images. But should all other images be excluded from PotD even if they are interesting for some other reason than the image quality? I think Commons have historical or unusual pictures that are of good enough quality to be PotD, but not good enough to be a quality or featured image. / 21:30, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
  • It was recommended before this poll, and that didn't work --Digon3
  • Attention! This poll will end at the end of November 2006. Polls without enddates are not good! Sorry for not announcing this from the start. I hope no one feels inconvenienced by this decision. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 07:34, 7 November 2006 (UTC)