If we could turn deleting copyvio's into a video game.... I'd never stop
deleting things. Oh wait, I don't already.
Moving on to the topic at hand. How about instead of revamping the upload
page - we create an easy to find "GETTING STARTED" page for all newbies to
commons. Maybe revamp COM:Welcome. It is wayyy too long. My screen res is
set to 1680x1050 - and it is still more than a page long.
We really need a simple page that gives the ultra short version of what
commons is (like 1 sentence). What type of pictures we accept (1
sentence). Then a "How to get started guide", preferably with picture -
which is how to signup, how to upload. Obviously we'll need lots of links to
other places, like COM:L. But at least one small page to be less
As Cary said, copyvio'rs are going to figure a way in. Hell, most of the
Copyvio'rs we have now _know_ wiki's inside and out. So we might as well
make it dead stupid easy for newbies.
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Cary Bass <cbass(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
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David Gerard wrote:
| 2008/8/1 geni <geniice(a)gmail.com>om>:
|> 2008/8/1 David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>om>:
|>> Well, yeah. Can any of the tl;dr be removed? I realise instruction
|>> creep only works upward ...
|> Probably not but I'm not sure which of our collection of simplified
|> upload forms you are talking about.
| Per context, [[Special:Upload]] on Commons.
See, at one time, when there were many fewer uploads, and many fewer
admins, we looked at new people's uploads and helped them out with
understanding what they were doing wrong, why something is not free,
what they need to say while uploading, maybe show them a bit of template
magic, while we're at it. We'd do this by going to their talk page, and
~ leaving a few kind words. If it was evident it was a language we
didn't understand, we'd find a nice admin in their language who would
also help them.
Now it's like a video game; search for copyvios and destroy... beep
beep, boop boop... pow pow! don't hit that one, that's a friendly one!
Pow! 2500 points!
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