Upstream of our work, the process to generate image suggestions already excludes certain types of articles for which we do not want to provide suggestions. That work was done in T276137: Exclude unillustrated articles that should not have images:
- Disambiguation pages
- Years (e.g. “640 CE”)
- Lists (e.g. “List of people named Jane”)
- Redirect Pages
Since then, the Growth team has decided that for Iteration 1, we also want to exclude pages that have infoboxes, because inserting an image into an infobox presents engineering challenges that are our of scope for this iteration. To make some preliminary counts, the Research team explored how to exclude infoboxes in T287317: Add an image: count image suggestions without infoboxes. There are many different templates that are infoboxes.
While it is required that we exclude articles with infoboxes, there are some other exclusions that are desired. Note that an open task also exists for these with the Platform team: T279010: [Placeholder] Filter out page types of higher scrutiny.
- Biographies of living persons (BLPs)
- Good and Featured articles