Default thumb image for a category
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Author: bayo.fr

Description:
I manage some Commons categories, and more and more i think it will be very usefull if we can specify for some categories a default image. It can improve the navigation accros categories, displaing for each subcategories his subject. It also can help non-english people, displaying an image about the subject plus the english name of the category.

For exemple we could define something like that :

{{defaultthumb:Image:Super Famicom Controller.jpg}}
into the category
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Super_Famicom_Classic_Controller

and when we consulte his parent category
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Gamepads
or
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Super_Famicom_and_variants
the subcategory section will display the default image specified for "Super Famicom Classic Controller".

Is it something easy to do ? couldn't that be done as an extension ? Is there problem with license if we can consulte the image and this description somethere into the subcategory ?

Thanks a lot for your comment.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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Aklapper added a comment.Via ConduitJul 7 2014, 10:22 AM

(In reply to bayo.fr from comment #0)

I manage some Commons categories, and more and more i think it will be very
usefull if we can specify for some categories a default image. It can
improve the navigation accros categories, displaing for each subcategories
his subject. It also can help non-english people, displaying an image about
the subject plus the english name of the category.

Where exactly would this thumb image be displayed? Example links or even a mockup might be helpful here.
Also, if you have dozens of categories, wouldn't this become really noisy?

Aklapper added a project: Commons.Via WebMar 10 2015, 4:45 PM
Steinsplitter moved this task to Backlog on the Commons workboard.Via WebMar 11 2015, 12:57 PM

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