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Suggestion: give the mobile home page some love

When you land on the mobile homepage for Commons, there is no visible Upload button, there's no 'Upload file' button available in the menu, and clicking 'anyone can contribute' takes you to a page on participation, which links a whole bunch of ways to contribute - but still doesn't offer any way to upload images! I had to Google 'wikimedia commons upload' to find the appropriate page.

Given that a lot of original photos nowadays originate on smartphones, it feels like offering a friction-free method to upload via the mobile site would be desirable.

CamTarn (talk) 10:28, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

I have been informed that there is a volunteer-maintained Android app for Commons. That makes sense. Not sure whether it could/should be linked to from the mobile site? CamTarn (talk) 10:56, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
When logged in, at least on Android, the app is linked at the top of the left-hand menu, both on Google Play and F-Droid. Storkk (talk) 11:01, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Permanent "Photo Challenge" box and optional "Announcement" box

I changed the Template:Main Page Template to make Photo Challenge box permanent and Announcement box optional. In the past we used announcement box to display periodic announcements and use it for Photo challenge otherwise. With the current system we could have up to two announcements on the top right and one on the bottom left. --Jarekt (talk) 14:33, 21 July 2018 (UTC)


Change text of "Photo Challenge" box

Current English text is: "Take some photos and upload them to meet our monthly thematic challenge, get inspiration and try new subjects! Learn more about the challenges!". I think we should shorten it to "Participate in our monthly thematic photography challenge. Get inspiration and try new subjects. Learn more about the challenge". --Jarekt (talk) 14:33, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Translate date

On Main Page, the following text, Images from September 24 is in the 'content' box. On the Spanish translation of the main page, Portada, how do we add Imágenes del 24 de septiembre, into the Contenido box? How do we do this for the other language home pages? Evrik (talk) 17:49, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Also, what about German, French, etc.? Evrik (talk) 15:48, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
It’s added directly on the page. You can search for “images from” in Main Page’s source, and ask an admin to add [[{{#timel:F j|now|en}}|Imágenes del {{#timel:j "de" F|now|es}}]] to the same place on Portada. ({{#timel:j "de" F|now|es}} produces “13 de noviembre”; it may not be adequate if either preposition or the month name needs to be changed based on the current date. If it’s the case—and you can’t find a better format string yourself—, please describe the rules and I will try to help.) —Tacsipacsi (talk) 11:10, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
@Tacsipacsi: your help would be appreciated. Evrik (talk) 15:48, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Category:Sound vs. Category:Audio files

The link to Category:Sound at the top should be replaced by a link to Category:Audio files, right? --Reinhard Müller (talk) 06:32, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Cross posted from an alternate language main talk page. Per my request to get more input on a proposed change to the main page. --Majora (talk) 23:11, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Seems logical. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 08:26, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Enough time has passed for anyone to make their objections known. Category changed in both places, top and under content. If you believe the label (Sounds) should also be changed that is a different issue entirely. --Majora (talk) 03:10, 17 October 2018 (UTC)