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.
We currently exclude a wealth of common file formats -- and as a result,
ecosystems of knowledge. How can we elevate the general priority of
broadening supported formats?
In the past year I've worked on projects generating public-domain *csv*s,
and public-domain *epub*s, and each time found that there is no place in
the wikiverse to store them (and no other community archive that is
remotely as reliable and useful). Each time I discover this, my mind
actually goes blank for a moment in crogglement, and I seem to forget that
it happened. But today I retained coherence long enough to write this note.
Commons's list of Unsupported file types
"help needed to support these" -- what help is needed, and how can we get
there? Are all 40 of the formats listed still really unsupported?