I continue to think about some of your concerns this afternoon,
particularly the concerns that most images uploaded as part of WLA are not
in used on Wikipedia articles.
I thought of how to solve this problem and three (3) ideas came to my
1. Communities or individuals should organize events that will primarily
focus on use of images uploaded as part of WLA on Wikipedia articles
2. Organize a sperate contest that will focus on use of images uploaded as
part of WLA on Wikipedia articles
3. Have the next theme focus on using images uploaded in past editions on
I don't know what the contest organizers think of these ideas but I'd
probably open a sperate discussion with them on what they think might work
On Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 4:09 PM ingokoll <ikollgmx(a)gmail.com wrote:
Hi Isaac, thanks for your interesting take on the
image competitions. I
shared here a year or 2 years ago my (random) evaluation of usage of image
coming out from Wiki Loves Africa etc. I saw then that the vast majority of
these images was not used anywhere on wikipedia. My impression was they
were not used because they were -even if sometimes beautiful- rather
useless for an encyclopedia, and that the vast majority probably will never
be used. So from this evaluation, I thought it does not look productive
to spend time, effort and money on collecting encyclopedically useless
Maybe things have changed? What is the percentage nowadays of competition
images used anywhere?
I thought that the main focus could be "closing the white spots on the
digital map of knowledge of Africa". Whatever helps is great ! Images of
which nobody can tell where, what, who is pictured - do they help?
Hopefully ISA can help to save a bit of that material. I gladly do my
share (if I get the language setting to Swahili working)
Am 13.11.2019 um 09:15 schrieb Isaac Olatunde:
It would be counterproductive to not accept images that are not properly
described or categorized. Most participants of WLX (WLA, WLE, WLM) are new
people who probably does not understand the importance of proper
description and categorizations. Thus, if the organizers of WLA has come up
with ISA to solve some of these problems, I honestly think we can support
them as a community.
On Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 6:43 AM Ingo Koll <ikoll(a)gmx.de wrote:
Hi, I logged in twice to ISA yesterday and today
and tried to change the
language preference. Was told every time "Something Went Wrong! Isa might
be undergoing maintenance".
Is that functional?
Besides: I commend the attempt to clean up but in future we should not
have to clean up. I had proposed earlier that there is no point inviting
and accepting images which are not properly described and categorized.
Cheers Ingo - Kipala
Am 13.11.2019 um 04:49 schrieb
t Play on ISA
(Adjoa Linda Fletcher)
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