here is a short video I made about Commons, WLM, and ideas on how
to reuse this content -- the purpose is to deliver some information
on Commons and WLM quickly, while suggesting local entities to reuse
this content for their own purpose.
The video with no subtitles (french):
With subtitles (french, english):
(If you want to add subtitles in your own language, please do!)
The video reuse nice infographics from "The State of Wikipedia"
(Jess3) and is licensed under CC by-sa 3.0.
Is there any possibility for next year to make the wizard-ID-Field
prefillable over URL-parameter? We had prefilled upload-buttons in our
lists and it would be much better to link to the wizard. But perhaps there
is already a possibility I don't know yet ;)
Greets from Austria
Alex / AleXXw
I did receive an email from one of the winners of the European contest,
asking the process for them to retrieve their prize. I can see a partial
list of the prizes on the wlm.eu website, which states that the first
winner will have first choice on this list and so on... So I would like to
know, first, if the full list of prizes is known now, and also if the
winners will receive an email explaining them how it will work (and when,
and who will send it ?)
I know that's a lot of questions, but I don't remember having read anything
on that list about the final part of the contest ^^'
The national juries will nominate photos for the European contest, which
has its own jury <http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu/jury/>and awards. These
European awards are:
- A full scholarship to Wikimania 2012 in Washington,
- Aiptek P8 3D<http://www.aiptek.de/index.php?option=com_product&task=view&productid=242&I…>
Photoframe 20,3 cm (8″) & the respective photo on aluminium (40 cm x 60
cm), offered by Europeana <http://www.europeana.eu/portal/>
- A 20 minute touring
the most western point of Europe, Cabo da Roca in Portugal (travel to
Portugal not included), offered by Air
- A one-year subscription to www.guygowan.com, a website with course
material on photo editing, and a Guy Gowan DVD.
- A week stay in the St Petersburg (Russia) art-hotel
(travel not included)
The distribution of these awards is determined by the principle that the
first prize winner will have the first choice from the prizes, and so on.
*The list is still incomplete, and more awards will follow.*
Chargé de mission communauté et technologie de Wikimédia France
tél 07.62.93.42.02 - email sylvain.boissel(a)wikimedia.fr - twitter
*Imaginez un monde où chaque personne sur la planète aurait librement accès
à la totalité du savoir humain. C'est notre engagement. Aidez Wikimedia
France à en faire une réalité <https://dons.wikimedia.fr>.*
FYI, we send out the following email to several lists. Please spread the
As you may have heard, a little while ago some organizers of Wiki Loves
Monuments 2011 came together in a rainy and cold Amsterdam to evaluate
the 2011 edition, and kick off documentation for 2012. We would like to
share some of the results of our meeting with you.
The first and most important information is:
* There is going to be a Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012 -- and if there is
interest, we are going global!
We would like to get a feeling of in how many countries there would be
people potentially interested in organizing a Wiki Loves Monuments
nationally; but firstly, let us start with the basics.
Wiki Loves Monuments is a photo contest organized in 2010 and 2011 in,
respectively, the Netherlands and in Europe. The contest asks the
general audience to upload pictures of monumental/historical sites and
buildings during September. It has a federal structure and is organised
seperately in every participating country by the local people who know
how things work in their area; best photos from all countries are
nominated for an international contest.
In 2011 this contest was very successful, with more than 165.000 photos
of monuments in 18 participating countries submitted in total. This was
possible thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers in those
countries who helped organise Wiki Loves Monuments in one way or
another. The winning pictures have been published on
<http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu> and on Wikimedia Commons:
Besides the wonderful direct impact on the overall quality and coverage
of heritage and culture topics, Wiki Loves Monuments is a fantastic
opportunity to reach some of our important goals: we had a participation
of over 4.000 new users who created the first ever community-driven
contribution peak on Wikimedia Commons
have also helped in establishing cooperation between Wikimedia groups &
chapters and some of their local cultural institutions and organisations
in several countries.
Would you be interested in organizing a Wiki Loves Monuments in 2012 in
your country? Would you like to know more? Find all the details at
We have put together some information there for you -- and much more
will follow soon.
We would also like you to join our public mailing list where everyone is
welcome to ask any questions about the details on how to organise a Wiki
Loves Monuments in your country. This is a place where many organizers
of 2011 are already on and we will use that as our main channel for
communications and information dispersion in 2012. Be bold and sign up
for the list at
So, please speak up if you're interested!
Lodewijk, Maarten & Tomasz (on behalf of so many others)
The winners from Wiki loves monuments 2011 can be found at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2011_winners
It would be nice if everybody could translate this page into their local language, and as well translate the descriptions for each picture and add those to the image pages and the big winnerpage in you language.
another thing is articles on these monuments, I would love it when articles on the monuments would be written in many languages, maybe an idea to make a small contest (for the honourable mentions) from that for Wikipedians in the gap between WLM 2011 and say until june 2012.
What do you think about something like that?
During our meeting in Amsterdam on Thursday, December 1, we have
identified some areas that would definitely seek an improvement next
year (more information to come very soon, so stay tuned).
One of those things was task management: we are looking for a good,
convenient way to divide tasks, set (inside) deadlines and manage tasks
that will need to be done when preparing Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.
An obvious idea was to find an on-line tool that deals with task
management: unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a free (as in a
beer, not necessarily as in freedom) tool that would suits our needs.
Our requirements for the tool (except those obvious ones) are as follows:
* it has to be free (US$0);
* it has to be able to set dependencies;
* it should allow the users to use their own accounts;
* it should allow the users to set&change a task owner;
* it should be as accessible (mobile versions) as possible.
* it has to be in English :-))
This week, I've went through a huge amount of on-line task management
tools and the one that suits our needs the most is: <http://todo.ly/>.
You can login to a temporary account I've created with my e-mail address
(see above) and the password: TryThisAccount!
Please play a bit with the tool and state your opinions :-) And if you
know a tool that's better than this one, please let us know as soon as
Tomasz Kozłowski | [[user:odder]]
Looks like this email disappeared somewhere.
Op 20:59, Nina Wikipedia schreef:
> I used sites.google in 2009 for Wikipedia Academy in Bergen:
> nina.wikipedia(a)gmail.com <mailto:email@example.com>
> Den 11. des. 2011 kl. 15:11 skrev Jane Darnell:
>> What about using Google Sites (sites.google.com
>> <http://sites.google.com/>)? There is a project-type site you can use
>> to track tasks, upload documents, keep issue lists, and so forth. I
>> believe it is still for free and can be shared with the whole world
>> or kept private for a members list.
>> 2011/12/10 Samat <samat78(a)gmail.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
>> We (chapter) are using https://www.pivotaltracker.com/ for a
>> while for task management.
>> It satisfies most of requirements listed below.
>> I didn't try http://todo.ly/ yet, so I don't know which is better
>> or easier to use.
>> 2011/12/10 Tomasz Kozłowski <odder.wiki(a)gmail.com
>> Dear All!
>> During our meeting in Amsterdam on Thursday, December 1, we have
>> identified some areas that would definitely seek an
>> improvement next
>> year (more information to come very soon, so stay tuned).
>> One of those things was task management: we are looking for a
>> convenient way to divide tasks, set (inside) deadlines and
>> manage tasks
>> that will need to be done when preparing Wiki Loves Monuments
>> An obvious idea was to find an on-line tool that deals with task
>> management: unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a free
>> (as in a
>> beer, not necessarily as in freedom) tool that would suits
>> our needs.
>> Our requirements for the tool (except those obvious ones) are
>> as follows:
>> * it has to be free (US$0);
>> * it has to be able to set dependencies;
>> * it should allow the users to use their own accounts;
>> * it should allow the users to set&change a task owner;
>> * it should be as accessible (mobile versions) as
>> * it has to be in English :-))
>> This week, I've went through a huge amount of on-line task
>> tools and the one that suits our needs the most is:
>> You can login to a temporary account I've created with my
>> e-mail address
>> (see above) and the password: TryThisAccount!
>> Please play a bit with the tool and state your opinions :-)
>> And if you
>> know a tool that's better than this one, please let us know
>> as soon as
>> Tomasz Kozłowski | [[user:odder]]
>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
>> http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu <http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu/>
>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list