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This talk page is for discussing the contents of the page Commons:Welcome. For help with licensing, see Commons talk:Licensing. For general help with Wikimedia Commons, see Commons:Help desk. For general discussions, see Commons:Village pump. For administrator assistance, see Commons:Administrators' noticeboard. To experiment with editing, go to Commons:Sandbox.

Meet our photographers[edit]

  • Is there someplace that we can provide a link to this on the main page, welcome page, and maybe the community portal? Meet our photographers showcases a selection of the highly skilled photographers who choose to use open content licenses and donate their work to the Wikimedia Commons. Each photographer on this page has contributed at least 10 Featured Pictures, which is quite a feat. It is intended to impress journalists rather than Wikimedians. --Digon3 talk 20:03, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

That's sounds great Lizebell (talk) 01:21, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

How much Emberstrobbins (talk) 03:03, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

"managing"[edit]

I am a bit surprised we describe Wikimedia as "managing" all the Wikipedia projects. Surely facilitating or similar would be safer from a legal risk viewpoint, and also more accurate? --BozMo (talk) 10:46, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

"anyone can edit it"[edit]

Let's discuss this instead of repeatedly removing it, shall we? Powers (talk) 14:30, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

I hadn't realized there was a need to discuss the blatantly obvious. How about we consider the validity of a modification before we repeatedly revert it. ¦ Reisio (talk) 20:19, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Looks like anyone can in fact edit it. -Nard the Bard 20:31, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

For those playing catchup: Category:Protected images. ¦ Reisio (talk) 00:57, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
"Everyone can edit Commons" is not negated by the presence of a small number of images that are protected for technical reasons. Powers (talk) 19:22, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
Mmm, but I can't edit them. I can't edit Commons files. ¦ Reisio (talk) 06:05, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
So do you say "I can't drive" because you can't drive up the side of a building? Do you say "I can't breathe" because you can't breathe water? "Anyone can edit Commons" is not intended to be a universally applicable statement; it's a generalization, yes (because we don't let blocked users edit at all) but this is not the place to be enumerating every possible exception to the rule. Powers (talk) 16:20, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
Right. You also can't edit the global style sheets or list of tabs that everyone sees. You can't edit Commons at all if you don't have access to a computer with an Internet connection. That, however, does not negate the statement that anyone can edit Commons. It's a vernacular statement that concisely describes the purpose and ethos of Commons as a wiki-based media repository. It's not a legal charter of online civil rights or a technical specification of user group privileges. For what it's worth, Commons only has 225 protected images out of 5.5 million, whereas the English Wikipedia edition has 265 protected images out of 870k, and as noted, the same claim is made there. LX (talk, contribs) 17:41, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

No, I can't drive up buildings or breathe underwater... or edit Commons. Show me the analogy that lets me edit those files, some of which I have edited in the past and might still be editing now if I could, and then you'll be saying something. ¦ Reisio (talk) 06:19, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

If you couldn't "edit Commons", you wouldn't be able to complain on Commons that you can't edit Commons. If you believe being unable to edit a small subset of the image files negates "anyone can edit", why not make the same assertion about the pages listed Special:AllMessages? Like LX says, its a general statement about the ethos of the wiki. The existence of a number of pages that are protected does not change that. Furthermore, this page is merely designed as a welcome to the project and not a statement of policy. For such a purpose the general description is far more important than the exceptions. If you actually want to make a change to any of those files use {{editprotected}} (or ask on the AN for a temporary removal of the protection).--Nilfanion (talk) 12:07, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for weighing in (and LX too); I was beginning to think I was alone in disagreeing with Reisio. Powers (talk) 14:23, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Please add a link to our new JS-page[edit]

{{editprotected}} at the bottom of "Contribute your skills", please add

(or better wording)

Thank you -- RE rillke questions? 18:31, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done. Trijnstel (talk) 16:16, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Article_count not media_count[edit]

on 30 November 2006 and currently contains NUMBEROFFILES files and NUMBEROFARTICLES media collections. Ianbu (talk) 03:09, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

{{editprotected}} If this page should be marked for translation, it needs to be unprotected so that translation admins can work on it. Are localised versions all similar to this one or should an high freedom of customisation be kept? If other languages are very different, it's better to keep few very big translation units, containing also the markup, so that translations can adjust more. --Nemo 07:56, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Before it should be marked for translation, it should be checked whether a redesign is required and whether it should be modernized (Commonsist is only one of 3 batch uploading tools now). It can be marked for translation by a real sysop and it should stay protected as it gets 3000 views a day =high traffic page. -- Rillke(q?) 08:35, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
THe high visibility is why I assume it needs to be made translatable. --Nemo 22:23, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
If you promise that you care for migrating everything, I will unprotect it. -- Rillke(q?) 21:10, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Red x.svg Stale
feel free to {{editprotected}} again. Thank you −ebraminiotalk 16:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

protorel for CC license link[edit]

{{ditprotected}}

convert to protorel please: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ (remove the http: from the beginning so it starts with // immediately after the [). Thanks! --Jeremyb (talk) 00:42, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:47, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Common sense tool[edit]

The link to the common sense tool, under the heading "Contribute your time" needs to be updated so that it points to labs, instead of the toolserver. Current url: http://tools.wikimedia.de/~daniel/WikiSense/CommonSense.php?u=en&p=_20&cl=&uncategorized=Random+Orphan&w=en&v=0 .--Snaevar (talk) 19:03, 20 September 2014 (UTC) ... when the common sense tool is fully migrated, of course.--Snaevar (talk) 19:41, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Morteza_Afri[edit]

Why can not I upload???? Morivr (talk) 12:36, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

@Morivr: Could you please provide a screenshot containing the error message when you attempted to upload a file? Thanks, Poké95 06:26, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

my subject is science now im in it so what can you guys help me about this ?[edit]

My mind is to got the job and help me to this class of science please thanks Witojacque (talk) 12:17, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

See Category:Science. That's probably all we can do for you. Further questions to Commons:Help desk please. --E4024 (talk) 13:01, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Animation[edit]

Moved to Commons:Help desk#Animation LX (talk, contribs) 15:37, 2 November 2017 (UTC)