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Hello, I and others recognized that there are some countries that made a facebook page. But there seems to be a problem, the legal terms of facebook and the free licenses from the images from Wikimedia Commons (exept public domain images) seem incompatible. Please clear this and remove images from facebook if necessary. Best regards --Pustekuchen2014 (talk) 10:17, 22 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

hello. when using images from Wikimedia Commons, we give the link to the original file, name of the author and all the license information needed (and the file uploaded is usually a smaller one) --アンタナナ 10:39, 22 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, but this is not the main point. The real problem is this facebook says here: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook. You are just not in the position to grant this to facebook. This can only grant the author of the image (if I understand this the right way). --Pustekuchen2014 (talk) 10:53, 22 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, Map in main page is outdated and Kosovo appear to be part of Serbia, which is not OK. Please remove it or update it.--Liridon (talk) 12:21, 15 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

@Base: it would be great if you could update File:WLE Participating Countries World Map.svg. Holger1959 (talk) 15:20, 15 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Structured Data on Commons and Wiki Loves... campaigns: wishes for UploadWizard?[edit]

Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons (SDC) will become available this year. With SDC, Wikimedians can add data from Wikidata directly to files on Wikimedia Commons.

Benefits include multilinguality of Commons files (users can find and describe files on Commons in many languages), and machine-readable data with better APIs, that offer more advanced possibilities to build applications like Monumental.

In the not so far future, you will also be able to organize Wiki Loves... (Monuments, Earth, Africa, Art, Love, ...) campaigns on Wikimedia Commons with structured data. (This is entirely optional, but maybe some of you are already keen to do this, especially if you already have source data for your campaigns in Wikidata!)

In the course of 2019, the SDC development team wants to improve Wikimedia Commons' UploadWizard to support the campaigns that want to be powered by Structured Data 'new style'.

Do you have ideas and wishes for this? The team wants to hear which structured data features you want to see in UploadWizard, and we are now organizing a consultation about this over the next two weeks. This page gives more context, and links to where you can leave feedback. We're collecting this first round of input until April 17. Many thanks in advance for all your ideas! SandraF (WMF) (talk) 12:12, 4 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Idea: a special award category for 'endangered' nature in 2020[edit]

Hi! At this year's Wikimania, I had the idea of creating a special award category or something similar for photographs depicting 'endangered' nature. Would this be something you would be interested in, and what be a good place to discuss it? Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 19:10, 15 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Now that the 2019 competition is over, I wanted to revisit this idea... Where is the best place to discuss this? Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 12:27, 8 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Secure version of is misconfigured[edit]

As of 2020-05-16 18:00 UTC, is down. I am seeing a "Apache 2 Test Page powered by CentOS" message indicating that the site "is either experiencing problems or is undergoing routine maintenance." Peaceray (talk) 18:06, 16 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Ah, okay got it. works, but does not. I have a browser extension that defaults everything to https instead of http. This still should be fixed so it works for both or Who can I contact about this? Peaceray (talk) 01:14, 17 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I got an email back from Anastasia Petrova indicating that they will look into the problem. I think we can consider this issue closed. Peaceray (talk) 16:37, 18 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

What about 2021[edit]

Is there a contest in 2021? greetings in --Z thomas 07:16, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikistories on Commons: a proposed visual content tool in WikiCommons[edit]

Greetings, everyone!

The WMF Inuka team is exploring having the Wikistories tool on Commons, so we want to get your feedback.

Our proposal

The Inuka team believes the Wikistories tool would significantly increase our projects' visual form of knowledge if we introduce a Wikistories workflow in WikiCommons. The above thinking is because the Commons is a repository of freely licensed media files that is discoverable across other projects and languages.

We have carefully outlined what we want to achieve with the tool on Commons, and we are optimistic about a good outcome. However, the Wikistories on Commons initiative is still a proposal that will require the WikiCommons community's feedback/ input on our design explorations before we commit to the work.

Our request

In the next three weeks, the Inuka team would want you as a member of the Commons community to:

  • Read more about the initiative.
  • Attend our proposed office hours, where we will present our design exploration and discuss our plan with this proposal.
  • Give feedback on this initiative and share your input about the design exploration on the talk page we have created.

We have provided three spots for office hours.

Please click on the date that works for you and register to attend the office hour. If you can't attend, that is fine. However, we will appreciate your feedback about the design exploration and the Wikistories on Commons proposal on the talk page.

We, the Inuka team, are excited about this work's possibilities, and we look forward to having you all onboard at every phase.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF) (talk) 19:06, 17 October 2022 (UTC) On behalf of the Inuka team.[reply]

Wikistories on Commons conversations with the WikiCommons Community[edit]

Greetings, Everyone!

The WMF Inuka team would like to thank everyone who attended the Wikistories office hours, provided feedback, and asked questions about our exploration to incorporate the workflow in Commons. We received valuable input from the office hours participants who attended the different office hours, and we have summarized the discussions here.

Takeaways from the discussions

Most questions asked during office hours were aimed at understanding the tool's features and its moderation in Commons. We answered the questions based on our design thoughts; some other comments were insights for the Inuka team into areas of consideration while working on the initiative to optimize the tool's usage when it is developed. Therefore, the above suggests curiosity from Commons contributors about the Wikistories initiative. The Inuka team sees this as a sign to proceed to the next step of this project unless the community collectively thinks otherwise.

What next?

We are allowing other community members to read the office hours note, ask follow-up questions or provide feedback about the initiative for the Inuka team’s awareness and engagement as we proceed on this project. The Inuka team will post periodic updates to help the WikiCommons community stay aware and involved during the project phases.

Best regards

UOzurumba (WMF) (talk) 15:55, 9 November 2022 (UTC) On behalf of the WMF Inuka team[reply]