To reflect further on this answer... I would like to point out to this page
This provide a list of WLA images that are currently used in a source
language wikipedia article, but not are not used in a target language
So it saves you from hunting through thousand of images wondering which
articles could benefit from a given image. It provides recommandations
based on what has already been done by others in another language.
It saves you time and energy.
But, yes it is already 2 years old :)
And it is outdated because it requires manual update when it could very
well be updated by a bot.
So it does need WIKI TECH LOVE.
What to do to MANUALLY update the page and thus the recommandations
The tool needed is the Glamify
How it works : for a given category on Wikimedia Commons, and based on
images for articles based in a source language wikipedia, suggests
images for articles based on another language Wikipedia
Option 1: Go tohttps://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ijon/GLAMifyand
follow the steps.
Option 2: Make a request just here, such as "I would like to work on
All current queries are here :Category:Wiki Loves Africa 2017/Call to
What to do to SPREAD TECH LOVE
is here : https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T211441
1) one bot
2) improvement to Glamify tool
Both improvements are independant. So can be independently dealt with.
Le 16/11/2019 à 21:34, Isaac Olatunde a écrit :
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
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 Wikipedia articles.
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
On Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 4:09 PM ingokoll <ikollgmx(a)gmail.com
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 pictures.
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
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
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
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