Wikivoyage talk:Pages needing images

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Pages needing images[edit]

Swept in from the pub

Following a request on IRC, I did a query on Wikimedia's Toolserver and retrieved a list of pages that do not have images. I've plunged forward and put it up at Wikivoyage:Pages needing images. If you feel like doing some wikignome-type work, do feel free to find images from Commons and add them to the articles. —Tom Morris (talk) 14:22, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Some of these are redirects, such as Chatham (Ontario)Chatham-Kent. I'd also think that category:pages with broken file links would be more important to fix than adding new images to travel topics like bargaining or renting motorcars in New Zealand. There's also a huge number of '''X''' is in [[region name]]. {{subst:smallcity}} outlines with no other content; I have no idea why we keep these but illustrating them really isn't top priority. K7L (talk) 15:16, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
Still, K7L, it was a good impulse on Tom's part, don't you think? The other problem is that the list doesn't catch articles like Geneseo, where the only image is in the routebox. Still, false positives and negatives aside, it's a good starting point for wikignomes (though I agree that Category:Pages with broken file links should be a higher priority). LtPowers (talk) 15:20, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
True. On initially generating new lists, possible refinements to the criteria (such as including only destination articles, excluding redirects, or separating stubs and outlines from the main list) often become apparent. All part of the process. K7L (talk) 15:43, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, sadly doing that kind of thing is hard. If it was for 7,000 articles, I'd do it. But for 700, I figure throwing some humans at it should remove the ones that don't need any work. —Tom Morris (talk) 20:53, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

If you have some time on your hands[edit]

I had a link to this page on my user page for so long I forgot about it. I noticed it a few hours ago, and have been adding photos to some articles (and removed them from the list). There are around 250-260 articles left.

If you're bored, why not click on a random article (perhaps with an interesting sounding name?) and help out illustrating it? Usually you can find a link to the corresponding Wikipedia article and Commons category in our article's left sidebar. Pick some nice photos, add them to the article, and when you're finished, remove it from the list. --ϒpsilon (talk) 17:17, 30 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

All articles now either have a photo, don't really have place for one due to the combination of mapframe + no content or don't have photos at all on commons (in some cases I wondered why someone has created near-empty articles for villages with a few hundred inhabitants...). ϒpsilon (talk) 17:45, 4 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Interactive search[edit]

Click here, replace Region with region name you want to check, then the Do it! button. Pick a low level region first as this will run for some time as checks other Wiki projects for images. --Traveler100 (talk) 20:01, 1 September 2018 (UTC)Reply