Template talk:Geograph

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Taking http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/82398 as an example geograph, this template is used like; and produces:

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{{geograph|82398|Lee Kindness}}
British Isles all.svg This image was taken from the Geograph project collection. See this photograph's page on the Geograph website for the photographer's contact details. The copyright on this image is owned by Lee Kindness and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
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attribution share alike
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
Attribution: Lee Kindness
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
  • share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

CC template[edit]

I wanted to put the source note into {{Information}} while keeping the CC template in a separate licence section, so I added a nocc parameter. {{geograph|…|…|nocc= }} (note the space after the last ‘=’) yields

British Isles all.svg This image was taken from the Geograph project collection. See this photograph's page on the Geograph website for the photographer's contact details. The copyright on this image is owned by and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Of course the licence has then to be provided separately. —xyzzyn 16:09, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Category sorting[edit]

I just changed the sorting of Category:Geograph images to be by Geograph image number rather than by Commons filename. My hope here is that this will make spotting duplicates easier, but if it turns out to be a bad idea for some reason I shan't be offended if the change gets reverted. --bjh21 15:34, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


I am proposing to rename this template to {{geograph-bi}} in order to distinguish images from the Geograph British Isles project from those from the Geograph Deutschland project. I've recently created {{geograph-de}} for images from the latter. It seemed to make sense to create a separate template rather than try to add additional parameters to this template which would be more complicated.

After renaming, the intention then would be to run my bot flagged account AdambroBot (talk · contribs) through the approximately 13,000 uses of the template to skip the redirect to the old name so that {{geograph}} can be deleted if appropriate to reduce the potential for confusion.

I've been in contact with administrators from the two Geograph projects and found them happy to assist with these changes. Geograph Deutschland are now outputting Wiki markup using the {{geograph-de}} template rather than {{geograph}} so no further changes are expected to be necessary there. I've made the administrators of the Geograph British Isles project aware of the potential for some further minor changes to accommodate the new project. I'm informed that further Geograph projects could be introduced and so these changes could make it easier in the future. Adambro (talk) 10:10, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I see where you're going; but "bi" really isn't the right suffix, is it? /wangi (talk) 20:57, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
I'm struggling to come up with any other suitable alternatives. The obvious options could include "en" or "uk" but neither are accurate since the project doesn't cover just England or the United Kingdom. What specifically is the problem with "bi"? Adambro (talk) 14:21, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Main one is it doesn't mean "British Isles" under any use I'm aware of... And technically it's the ISO code for Burundi. Just use {{geograph}} for the original project, and disambiguated template names for any other. Thanks/wangi (talk) 15:50, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
When I suggested "bi" I was simply looking for some initials to refer to the Geograph project for the British Isles, not necessarily an official code since of course there isn't an ISO code for the group of islands referred to as the British Isles. Whilst bi is the ISO code for the Republic of Burundi, I doubt there is going to be a Geograph project for that country any time soon and so the conflict is not really a problem. I think it is more likely to be confusing to have a {{geograph}} template for the British Isles project and then adopt different names for any others. For consistency it is preferable to try adopt some kind of naming scheme. In the absence of any better alternatives to "bi", I'm inclined to go with that. Adambro (talk) 21:36, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, but "bi" is not intuitive and not used commonly. Therefore it only serves to confuse the matter for the primary and far far larger set of photos from the original Geograph website. Yes, there is now a German version, but it only has a handful of contributions (1500 or so) and there is no other scountry version that I'm aware of. In light of that why bother with a generic solution when there's no need currently? More constructively - if there ever is a large amount of related per-contry projects in the future then consider names such as {{Geograph Germany}}, {{Geograph UK and Ireland}}, ... /wangi (talk) 13:04, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks to the GeographBot, {{geograph}} is now used by more than 250,000 images and is set to go up to 1.7 million or more. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 16:29, 21 February 2010 (UTC)


Please remove [[en:Image:{{PAGENAME}}]]. Some time ago, we agreed that file description pages shouldn't have such interwikis. -- User:Docu at 05:16, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Done. --Slomox (talk) 11:45, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

File:British_Isles_all.svg on Template:Geograph/layout[edit]

The vertical size of the image is currently 175px (for a width of 100px). With most screen sizes, this is much more than the text of the tag. Could it be reduced to, e.g. 70px? -- User:Docu at 00:28, 11 December 2009 (UTC)


Not really a massive problem, but the en.wiki page about the project is now located at Geograph Britain and Ireland, so it currently redirects. Don't know if it's worth correcting? Bob Castle (talk) 15:02, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license should be linked[edit]

"Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license" should be linked as in the normal Cc-by-sa-2.0 template. Jason Quinn (talk) 23:47, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Parameter documentation[edit]

Added a brief parameter list to the templatebox. My first try, so no "professional" docu by any means. GermanJoe (talk) 15:59, 20 November 2012 (UTC)