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Page Archived[edit]

I have archived all of the current contents of this page. Peachey88 07:55, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

proposed WikiProject Photo Requests[edit]

Hi, all:

I have proposed a WikiProject to help with the process of organizing Category:Wikipedia requested photographs and its subcategories. Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Photo Requests if you're interested. I would love to hear feedback from potentially interested Wikipedians. Tim Pierce 17:34, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

thinking of reorderng the list from roughly alphabetic to subject order similar to sub-catergories in Category:Wikipedia requested photographs. Comments?Traveler100 15:14, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Map of requests[edit]

Notice that for things at specific locations, if you add {{coord}} (with latitude, longitude, and "name=object name") to an entry, there is a tool on the right side above the TOC which puts all those locations on a map. Makes it easier to find something near you in any category. (SEWilco 06:17, 17 September 2007 (UTC))

That is a really cool tool. Is there anyway this could be applied to categories? For example many requests for photos are organised by region (generated using reqphoto) eg. Category:Wikipedia_requested_photographs_in_Avon. It would be very useful to have these displayed on a map.Traveler100 16:32, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

The {{GeoGroupTemplate}} only detects {{coord}} in a page. The pages in a category are not processed. You could request a Category-oriented tool; in this case perhaps one which can traverse Categories. Browsing Wikipedia Categories in Google Earth is awkward and I don't know if the author of that template's tool knows how to do it. (SEWilco 17:28, 17 September 2007 (UTC))
Way to give a challenge! :) I wrote some more code, and the tool plots articles from any category now, see for example map of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Avon. Now you'll have to decide if or how a link should be put on category pages. --Para 23:48, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
Way to not let him ask.  :-) But a neat little thing, that. (SEWilco 03:23, 18 September 2007 (UTC))
Impressive this really helps. Particularly with something like Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Germany. Although I notice the list of places is how it looked about a week ago; recently removed articles from category are still shown on the map. Traveler100 06:02, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
Right, the category data comes from the toolserver database, which isn't always up to date. Though this time I understand it's because of hardware trouble and maintenance, so it's exceptional. I think there's another donation drive coming soon... --Para 08:52, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
I notice that there are a few different methods of generating coordinates. The coord that the map tool uses is very widely used but there are others methods, for example Template:Infobox UK place. The two templates do not mix well. Is there any agreed convention here?Traveler100 16:53, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
Try Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates, both links and Talk. (SEWilco 17:38, 18 September 2007 (UTC))

Requests for illustrations.[edit]

I'd like to request a few illustrations, but not photographs, and not exactly diagrams. Specifically, I'd like an appropriate line drawing of the scene a faire to accompany The Maid Freed From the Gallows (portraying a woman delaying a hangman from executing her so her lover can arrive with a bribe to buy her freedom); and Republican marriage (a form of human execution from the French Revolution which involved tying a naked man and woman together, and drowning them in that way. Is there a better way to request these? bd2412 T 12:57, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Requesting image[edit]

This doesn't real fit in with any of the categories on the main page, so I'm placing it here. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Media franchises is looking for an image to place on its banner, indicating the scope of the project, which is audio, video, print, performance, and potentially internet fictional series. Unfortunately, I can't find an image anywhere which would seem to fit on the banner. If any of you can either generate an image containing most of those various elements, or an image showing examples of series stored on those various media, it would be greatly appreciated. At this point, I am, I believe the phrase is, desparate. I'm likely to take anything which even approximates the sought image. John Carter (talk) 19:41, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Pictures, photographs and images[edit]

There are a large number of categories requesting pictures for articles. There are also a number of templates that could be used, some of which overlap. Now many regulars here will see the difference between a photograph and an image (i.e. some other form of picture not taken with a camera). It is clear however from the contents of categories such as Category:Wikipedia requested images, Category:Wikipedia requested images-other and many of the sub-cats of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs that most Wikipedia users do not see the subtle difference or are not aware of all the possible templates.

I would therefor like to propose what may be a little controversial; namely remove distinctions between images and photographs in request categories and templates. The aim of these list is to bring to the attention of subject specialist the need for an image/photo on an article, is there any real advantage to keeping these requests separate? The only exception to this is possibly the categories for maps and diagrams as this is a special interest group in themselves. Interested to know what others think.

Traveler100 (talk) 17:43, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Photography#Requests for Pictures, Images and Photographs

Traveler100 (talk) 18:29, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Articles where images not needed[edit]

I see a lot of articles looking for images where I don't they are needed e.g. Civil Service (Ireland) and Internet in Ireland. I'd like to see on the template who requested the image and why they think the article needs one. Maybe add a tag to certain articles saying image not needed so bots or whatever can ignore them. What do people think? Jaqian (talk) 12:53, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I think that nearly every article is improved by some type of image, whether it is a photo, diagram, or logo. The human brain evolved to recognize information from images long before we could read or write. Wormcast (talk) 14:32, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

A family tree of...[edit]

Can someone make a kind of family tree of Fox Kids, Toon Disney, ABC Family, Disney XD, CW 4Kids and Jetix altogether?

merging into Category:Wikipedia requested photographs?[edit]

Wikipedia:Requested pictures was created in 2002 by Brion VIBBER (t c). At the time there was no other centralized method for requesting images to be added to Wikipedia, so it made sense to have one place to keep track of outstanding requests.

Since then, the {{reqphoto}} has been introduced. When this template is placed on an article's talk page, the article is automatically added to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs or one of its subcategories. Using Wikipedia's category management makes it much easier to organize and keep image requests up to date. Wikipedia:Requested pictures is a much less visible tool for tracking image requests, and is less easily maintained.

I think the time has come to formally retire Wikipedia:Requested pictures. I suggest that the following pages be redirected to the appropriate categories:

From To
Wikipedia:Requested pictures Category:Wikipedia requested photographs
Wikipedia:Requested pictures/Arts Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of art
Wikipedia:Requested pictures/History Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of History
Wikipedia:Requested pictures/People Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of people
Wikipedia:Requested pictures/Places Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of places
Wikipedia:Requested pictures/Science Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of Science
Wikipedia:Requested pictures/Society Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of Society
Wikipedia:Requested pictures/Technology Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of Technology

Please comment. I would like to hear any reservations that people have about this proposal. Tim Pierce (talk) 19:15, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Agree that the lists of requests on the sub-pages should be phased out in favor of reqphoto in talk pages, but the top page should stay as an explanation on how to request and fulfill requests for images.--Traveler100 (talk) 19:32, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Agree with phaseout and redirect. But before each page is redirected, someone should go through the entries and make sure that each request has been tagged with the {{reqphoto}} template. -Wormcast (talk) 02:22, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm glad this has been done - the category system is far superior. TheGrappler (talk) 23:12, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

How well does this work?[edit]

Just from a practical standpoint, does this get much attention, do I have much hope? TCO (Reviews needed) 17:23, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Some subjects better than others. When a reqphoto is added without subject I check commons for images, then if non found move it to a subject category. Some of these subject areas are check regularly by project members, others will sit for years. Better chance of something being added if you add the template than if you don't :-) --Traveler100 (talk) 18:55, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
The one I added has a subject and a description. It is pretty specific (a toughie). Am looking for a picture of an HF burn. Have written for some donations, but no luck so far. Even just finding more sources of pictures for me to write for and ask for donations would be a help.TCO (Reviews needed) 19:13, 1 January 2012 (UTC) Done-Wormcast (talk) 15:55, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Map requests for redrawn California congressional districts[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at WT:CAL#Congressional district maps. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:59, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Sure, I'm stupid, but...[edit]

I just tried to request an image of a Barcalounger and a rabbit's foot. Where's the category for those? And the instruction creep made me dizzy. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:32, 1 February 2013 (UTC) Done These articles now have pictures -15:54, 1 December 2013 (UTC)


I need pictures of Conni Marie Brazelton American actress, singer Somi and of the model Kiara Kabukuru. All three are of Ugandan origin. I am also interested in a photo of American basketball player Errick Craven. I would be very grateful if someone could get pictures of some of them (if possible, I'd like the photos appear only them).

Thank you.--Isinbill (talk) 00:15, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

de:The Oaks (Bürogebäude) - photo(s) needed[edit]

Dear Wikipedians from California/Architecture/Requested Pictures,

at german Wikipedia we just wrote an article about an architectural interesting office building at teh border of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, California. It has been used in several movies, such as Demolition Man or 12:01. Its not the same as The Oaks (Thousand Oaks, California), as the one I am talking about is located here: 34° 9′ 21.95″ N 118° 49′ 8.84″ W. We would be very happy to have a picture for this building. We already checked Wikipedia Commons if there is one - no. Could you help us with someone near this place taking a photo of that building? Or could you pass this question additionally to a better fitting place at english Wikipedia - if this is not the right place? I post this question at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject California, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Architecture and Wikipedia talk:Requested pictures but none of those seem to fit perfectly. Looking forward

Yours --Zulu55 (talk) 08:51, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Photos of opera singers[edit]

While most articles on actors/actresses and singers have photos of the subject, many of the most important and notable singers do not. I know it is more difficult get such images given the lack of major award shows and such, but adding photos would greatly enhance the quality of the articles. Requested images include for Dolora Zajick and Joyce DiDonato. SpiritedMichelle (talk) 01:54, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

map or list of requested photos by area[edit]

Is it possible to browse a map of Wikipedia articles that have coordinates but no photograph? This could perhaps be displayed by WikiMiniAtlas or GeoHack as an overlay in Google Maps. If going somewhere with a camera, it would be nice to be able to quickly look at what articles might benefit from particular photos, that I might not think to take a photo of at the time, either because I didn't know about the place near my route, or didn't know the article was missing a photo. --Scott Davis Talk 00:49, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

@ScottDavis: You may have found this answer, or a better answer, in the past year. If you drill down through the categories tree from Category:Wikipedia requested photographs by location, eventually you will reach subcategories with a box in the upper right containing links that let you map all coordinates using OSM or Google. Try it out on Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in South Australia. Happy travels. --Worldbruce (talk) 17:38, 16 March 2017 (UTC)