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Notify people of new images relevant to their interests
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A notification system people can subscribe to and use to learn about newly uploaded content relevant to the topics they work on.
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idea creator
Sebastian Sooth (WMDE)
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created on16:42, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

There a lot of images on commons that could be used in other projects, but languages barriers and lack of awareness prevent this.

What is your solution?[edit]

Something like global notifications tailored to personal interests regardless of language.


  • inspire people to create or translate articles in/to their own language
  • add images to articles in languages you don't understand
  • motivate people who upload images by using images more
  • make people excited to explore images in topic areas they are interessted in
  • encourage people with similar interests to collaborate together on-wiki even if they don't speak the same languages

Get Involved[edit]


  • Advisor I would like to help think of how to implement this as an experiment. Jtmorgan (talk) 16:54, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Volunteer I speak spanish language, an i would to help you.

Hablo espanol, y me gustaria ayudarles. CarlosDMM (talk) 17:17, 18 July 2015 (UTC)


  • This will help connect our editors and content together across languages! Jtmorgan (talk) 16:55, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
  • This has the potential to greatly increase participation in Commons. Ckoerner (talk) 17:25, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

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