[Tagging] Automated edit of image tags suggestion

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Fri Jun 26 18:09:31 UTC 2020

On 25.06.20 19:57, pangoSE wrote:
> I recently started discussing the problems related to urls and
> File:filename.* that links to wikimedia_commons using the tag. See
> Talk:Key:image#Discourage_linking_to_commons_files_and_migrate_all_File:filename..2A_values_and_direct_urls_to_wikimedia_commons

By your own numbers, there are over 80000 image=* tags containing links
to Commons. That makes it the most popular key for images on Commons at
the moment. I don't think there's an established consensus for
deprecating this tagging style.

Because I haven't seen convincing arguments to replace image=* with one
key per hosting platform, I would instead favour doing the opposite:

* Deprecate wikimedia_commons=* (because it unhelpfully mixes links to
categories, images, and other media types – I agree that's an issue)
* Move category links to commons_category=*
* Move image links to image=*

In summary: We first need a consensus how links to Commons should be
tagged. Then we can use an automated edit to standardize the tagging.

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