Where might I get or mirror a dump of Commons media files?
> It seems worth mentioning on the front page of
> It looks like the compressed XML of the ~50M description pages is ~25GB.
> It looks like wiki-team set up a dump script that posted monthly dumps to
the internet archive; in 2013 it stopped include the month+year in the
title; in 2016 it stopped altogether.
Hello everybody! A small change to the Upload Wizard is coming regarding EXIF geolocation metadata, that will inform users about the risks of sharing the geolocation of their images. You can find the whole discussion at Phabricator here: 
An audit conducted by the WMF Security Team earlier this year revealed that this kind of data may pose privacy risks for Wikimedia editors, as bad actors may deduce (or try to deduce) their likely location from their uploaded media.
The suggested measure to counteract this is to inform the uploader very clearly, through a note in Upload Wizard, that such geolocation metadata will be collected and made public - making it, in the end, an informed decision of the editor to upload the media or not. You can find a proposed mockup here: 
This change will be rolled-out in the next few days, I will keep you updated on this. I am here in case you have any questions or requests for more information.