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Obstructed improvements of file description

Regarding the long-standing problem with blocked description pages of files at the main page, see and support phab:T24521 bug request. --ŠJů (talk) 12:15, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

2016 JUN 30

{{edit request}}Pink Tarantula - (caption) spelling error: "...aslo known as birdeater" Thanks, Tortillovsky (talk) 14:32, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Done. Killiondude (talk) 21:58, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

07-01 "Media of the day" caption grammar (and where to ask about it?)

{{edit request}}

1. On today's/July 1st's "Media of the day", I think the grammar could be changed, maybe from:

A 3D animation which represent_ the second law of Fryette, one of the main basic_ of the modern osteopathy.

to maybe something like this:

A 3D animation which represents the second law of Fryette, one of the main basics of modern osteopathy.

2. I saw "Picture of the Day" has a link for edit requests, but I could not see similar for "Media of the day". Is this the right place for edit requests of "Media of the day?" Zeniff (talk) 01:01, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

I changed the grammar. I hope it's okay? I left the edit request on in case someone wants to check it and also because I'm not sure if I asked about Motd in the right place? Zeniff (talk) 01:17, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
Stale request? The page is no longer protected. --Jarekt (talk) 12:42, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about that. Thank you for letting me know:) And I'll use Commons:MOTD in the future. Zeniff (talk) 10:11, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Participating - wording

I think we should change using to reusing. Using this site includes browsing too, already covered by point above. The using point is about reusing. Let's be clear. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 03:54, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Good idea. While someone's at it, he/she could de-capitalise the "p" in Community portal as well.    FDMS  4    14:40, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Edit request

{{edit request}} Please remove an unnecessary space after "washing itself" on Media of the day.
Current text: (washing itself )
Proposed text: (washing itself)

Thanks! MB298 (talk) 00:54, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Done. --rimshottalk 22:07, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Database v collection

{{edit request}} Mainpage currently states, "a database of 34,813,311 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute". The word "database" is too narrow; it could mean a card catalog of 34 M media files. Commons is really a collection of media files; libraries talk about their collection or their holdings; they don't use the word database. So change the phrase to "a collection of ...". Glrx (talk) 21:45, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

I agree. "Collection" is a much better, non-technical word. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 14:40, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
I agree as well. --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 15:24, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done because at least two native speakers support this change. --jdx Re: 20:17, 23 November 2016 (UTC)