WikipediaEditor Durin wrote:
This morning, I did a survey of 100 image uploads. The
with relation to
the overall quantity of image uploads per month is not statistically
it is terrifying nonetheless. With that grain of salt in mind;
I found that 44% of images uploaded were tagged as being under a non-free
For a long time now we've been pushing the notion that images under free
licence should be uploaded to Commons rather than en.wikipedia. I think
it's a good approach myself. So it hardly seems surprising (and
certainly not "terrifying") that a high percentage of the material that
remains is material that isn't under a free licence.
If freely licenced images should go to Commons and non-free images
shouldn't be uploaded at all, then why even have image uploads enabled
on en.wikipedia? That would seem to cover all the bases.