On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 8:18 PM, Lars Aronsson <lars(a)aronsson.se> wrote:
On December 19, Plyd wrote:
There is a link, now visible by everyone, on
image pages that
proposes "Obtenir un poster de cette image" e.g. "Get a poster
of this image". This links opens a menu proposing several (but
currently still only one) printers. When you click on "Order
with WikiPosters" (name of the first printer), you are
redirected on the printer website that proposes sizes of
posters. The poster is sent within 24h. The poster is delivered
with a page containing licence and author info (if GFDL only, it
is also provided).
An interesting side effect of this system is that more people will
get an understanding that commercial reuse of images is allowed.
I'd like to emphasize this point, but that's hard to do.
The menu should be kept small if we don't want people to get confused.
Maybe we could add a message anyway?
But when you describe how posters are sent within 24 hours, and
this first printer has donated some money, how will this scale to
the next printer who wants to join? Is delivery within 24 hours a
requirement for all new printers, or just an aspect of the first
one? With multiple printers, how will the user be able to
understand the varying pricing and conditions from different
There are several lines per printer. When another printer will be
added, another line will be added with its own comments. Delivery,
paper, donation may then be different. When we will have several
printers, the size of the comment should probably be studied again, I
If something goes wrong, does the user understand
whether to blame the printer or Wikimedia France?
let's guess... the commons community? ;)
unfortunatly I don't really know, this will depend on the kind of
problem, bad printing -> the printer, licence problem -> check on
Wikimedia France will probably be outside this since it only receive
*donations* from the printer that could be donated to anyone else.
Even if things are clear for us, I still agree that we should be very
transparent to users, as well as reactive.
I know we already have links from ISBNs to various booksellers.
The difference is that these have sold books long before Wikipedia
started to link to them.
So did the online printers for posters...
Nobody who buys a book from Amazon.fr
will believe they bought it from Wikimedia France. But how is
this with an image printer named Wikiposters.fr?
here is the point. I'm open to any idea to make it the clearest
possible for user.