Commons talk:Village pump/Proposals

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Village Pump 2[edit]

@Rd232: Thank you for all your efforts with this ... but aren't the last two topics ("Tracking template internationalization") contrary to your self-made scope of this page? These last topics seem to be a Village Pump 2 or Village Pump/Policies, Project and Meta for me. If people would make more use of the HD then the VP wouldn't be as crowded as it is. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 23:47, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Well it seems to me exactly the sort of thing that belongs here. Village Pump 2 and Village Pump/Policies, Project and Meta don't exist and conceptually would seem to cover similar territory. Rd232 (talk) 00:23, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
The pages I mentioned do not exist, I know. Anyway - I thought this page should be reserved for polls and important discussions. Maybe I did misunderstand the intention of this page. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 04:23, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Well for me the intention is to have a place to discuss things of wider significance to changing how something is done. That sort of thing needs more time and should not get mixed up with more day-to-day content discussions at COM:VP. These sections fit within that conception. Rd232 (talk) 07:28, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Template:Centralized discussion is a kind of de:Vorlage:Beteiligen right? Well, it does catch the idea I had above - providing a place for links to really important stuff. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 02:03, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
well it's borrowed from en:Template:Centralized discussion, which has a narrower scope than Beteiligen, but there's no need to stick to that en.wp scope - whatever seems useful here. It's very early days, it can evolve. For me the main interest was something that could be placed on lots of pages in different languages (especially the various Village Pumps) with translation of entries. Rd232 (talk) 09:17, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
If it needs more time, I suggest that archiving should be made in 15 days, rather than in 7 like the normal VP.-- Darwin Ahoy! 02:14, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
Already covered - it's currently set at 14 days. Rd232 (talk) 09:17, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


I think the procedures to use on this page should be clearly stated (or linked) at the top of the page. Is the page for discussing ideas or for establishing consensus for a change?

I feel frustrated with proposals on important matters being voted on when in totally immature shape. I do not want to have to follow the page and take part in discussions on everything that somebody finds would be an improvement, no matter how silly the idea (no silly proposals yet, but very immature proposals indeed).

Either there should be a well worked out proposal, the issues of which are well known, put here for a final discussion easy to find for anybody and for a poll in due time - or this would be the place where ideas are discussed, issues are found and the proposal made ready for a wider discussion. Those two functions must not be mixed up.

--LPfi (talk) 20:30, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

I think we should have a page where final polling-pages are transcluded. One page per polling, like COM:RfA. Then, there is only one edit per per polling and the watchlist remains clear. -- RE rillke questions? 20:45, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
en français s'il vous plait
— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 16:46, 8. Sep. 2011 (UTC)
client using France Telecom Orange
Qu'est-ce exactement? -- RE rillke questions? 16:59, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Well on en.wp I created a separate Village Pump "Idea Lab" for ideas that are still being developed; it is better to keep these things separate. But given the current volume here, that's not justified. Possibly a simple solution would be to move proposals which are widely advertised to their own subpage, so that it's easier to keep up with the main Proposals page. Shall we add that to the instructions, and set an example with the My Uploads proposal? Rd232 (talk) 07:47, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
This might work for subpages, individual proposal watchlisting, and permanent links:
en:Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Proposal for one Village Pump using DPLforum or other subpage discussion software.
en:Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Support or oppose a test Village Pump based on Portuguese VP. --Timeshifter (talk) 06:40, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Where do we make a proposal for a new Wiki idea? Like a new Wiki project?[edit]

I was advised by to voice new ideas, projects etc here.

So what should I do, because I have a whole new idea, WikiTunes. Not actual music, but information on a song, lyrics, song meanings, translations, and discussions. Please point me in the right direction.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by LunaNunca (talk • contribs) 10:28, 8 February 2012‎ (UTC)
If you want a new wiki, you must request it on meta:. If it should be just a project that fits the project scope of Commons, you must be more specific and announce it on COM:VP. The same is applies if you want to extend the project scope because you believe Commons is the best place for it. -- RE rillke questions? 12:02, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
The precise link is Proposals for new projects on Meta. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:54, 24 November 2017 (UTC)


It it certainly not the correct place, bug I've found a bug that I cannot correct. When using:

  • {{#language:fr}}, the result "français" is lower case
  • {{#language:en}}, the result "English" is capitalized

I have never been a nationalist, but this...;-).
Of course, there are other language with the same problem.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 10:02, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

  1=fr 1=en
2=fr français anglais
2=en French English
It is not a bug. Language dependent capitalization is a feature. Use {{Language}} if you want to name some language in another one. See {{Translate SVG}} for an example of usage. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:16, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Changing the way "content pages" are counted[edit]

This is kind of a proposal with no proposal [wink], hence my posting of it here. (Still wanted people watching this page and not the main VP page to see it.) I just posted in the general VP about a change that has already been made which now requires the Commons community to decide how we want to count content pages. Please see Commons:Village pump#Should content pages consist of galleries only or also include File pages? and respond there if desired. - dcljr (talk) 04:49, 21 June 2017 (UTC)