So the point doesn't get lost:
We suggest people who read it to: *1)* go to
*2)* picks the language(s) you know; *3)* change the wording of the
You might do it according to the English version
so it asks the contributor to add the photo to Wikipedia themselves. Or
make it more specific — but make sure it doesn't promise that someone will
add photos if that's not actually the case :)
Project Manager at Wikimedia Ukraine
On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 11:55 PM effe iets anders <effeietsanders(a)gmail.com>
Yes, this is especially something to crowd source
and make language
On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 1:20 PM Anton Protsiuk <
> Hi Lodewijk
> *Regarding the template*: it needs changing anyway because it can at
> the moment actually *discourage *some people from adding their images
> to Wikipedia.
> Versions in some languages say something to the effect of "our
> volunteers will add your photo to the articles shortly", while in most
> countries there are no volunteers specifically working on adding new photos
> to the Wikimedia projects.
> *Regarding a blog post*: that's a great idea, we'll think about that.
> Yet, at first glance, its realization in the international context faces
> the problems of universality. The most obvious one is a language barrier.
> Such a help page would be needed in many languages, which requires lots of
> translation. A more subtle one is the difference in requirements by
> different wikiprojects and their language editions. In some wiki it might
> be okay to add a gallery of 10 photos to an article about a street, but
> that might not be acceptable in other projects.
> I'm sure we can deal with these problems, but that would require time
> and sufficient involvement by the international community.
> Best Regards
> Anton Protsiuk
> Project Manager at Wikimedia Ukraine
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 9:05 PM effe iets anders <
> effeietsanders(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Anastasiia,
>> I suspect that for veteran Wikipedians, this message and encouragement
>> is not needed, but for new contributors it may help. However, they would
>> require a bit more guidance. If I were a new contributor, and saw such a
>> message, I would have a few different questions:
>> - How do I find 'relevant articles and lists'
>> - How do I physically add photos
>> - How do I know if it is appropriate to add my own photo (e.g. if
>> there's already two photos, and I think that mine is much better... ?)
>> How about putting together a small blog post or help page with some
>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 9:11 AM Anastasiia Petrova <
>> anastasiia.petrova(a)wikimedia.org.ua> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Wiki Loves Earth contest is aimed at creating the biggest database of
>>> free photos of protected natural sites. WLE photos help to illustrate wiki
>>> projects, but still, many articles are lacking such images.
>>> How to improve this process? One of ways is encouraging participants
>>> that have uploaded their photos to add them to the relevant articles and
>>> lists. To do that, we have changed the text in the Upload campaign
>>> template to the "call to action". Please, take a look at the
>>> And we need exactly your help to translate this message into your
>>> language(s). Please, check the list of templates *here
>>> to illustrate Wikipedia!
>>> Thank you!
>>> Best regards,
>>> Anastasiia Petrova
>>> Project Manager for International Wiki Loves Earth 2020
>>> on behalf of the international organizing team
>>> Wikilovesearth mailing list
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