Last day I noticed that we could add some rules to the contest, there are a
to apply to images on wikis that we can add to our rules. That rules
say that free images should not be
distorted or have any credits in the image itself. We could add to this
rules that the images should not have a frame, all this will make that
uploaded images could be used directly in wiki articles and make them more
What do you say?.
I already mentioned this some time ago, but I don't think a lot of
people noticed it.
We currently have project pages about Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 in
* [[be:Вікіпедыя:Праект:Вікі любіць славутасці]]
* [[be-x-old:Вікіпэдыя:Праект:Вікі любіць славутасьці]]
* [[ca:Viquipèdia:Wiki Loves Monuments]]
* [[da:Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Monuments 2011]]
* [[de:Wikipedia:Wiki loves monuments 2011]]
* [[en:Wikipedia:Wiki Loves Monuments 2011]]
* [[nl:Wikipedia:Wiki loves Monuments/2011]]
* [[pl:Wikiprojekt:Wiki Lubi Zabytki]]
* [[pt:Wikipédia:Wiki Loves Monuments]]
Would be nice to get this translated in more languages like for example
es, et, fi, fr, nb, no, ro, ru, sv and maybe even more?
You can just start with a short stub explaining a bit about the project,
a link to www.wikilovesmonuments.eu and the interwiki's.
Who wants to help? :-)
We're working on a new Wiki Loves Monuments European website at
http://www.visuelya.de/wlmeu/ . Thanks to Hay for starting this and Elke
for further improvement :-)
Once we get this working it will become the main EU website. When we go
live we'll set up accounts for active people so we can have regular
posts and improvements.
Hi to all.
This days I have reviewed the Spanish lists, and I noticed that we don't
have a lot of monument's coordinates because It's a hard work and we only
have a few people working with this stuff.
Then I have a proposal to get this coordinates from the participants of the
contest. I know that the idea in the upload form is to make it simple, but I
think that we could add to the form an optional section to introduce this
information. This information only needs two entry fields to fill the
decimal geocoordinates, the same that are in the lists, and if this
information is correctly pointed as optional, I think that it won't increase
the complexity of the upload form.
All this only in the case that did not affect to the development in time of
the upload form, of course.
I had thought that it could generate a secondary price at some national
contest, the person who had geolocalizated more of his photos of monuments
that didn't had it before.
But, It's only a proposal...
I would like to inform you that Wikimedia Russia joined WLM too.
Coordinator is Stasie Lvova.
Current link to the project is: http://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/WLM11
We have a base of monuments, however, some fields there are incomplete.
The project is announced in Wikimedia projects and in sister project
(Letopisi.ru) as well.
I don't see too much interest from the Russian Wikimedia community yet, but
probably we will manage to enjoy significant external interest.
I would like to ask you about your approaches to prizes. What exact prizes
do you expect to provide to the winners?
I started the discussion about Wiki Loves Monuments in Switzerland and
now I would like to wrap this up.
* We all regret the miscommunication.
* We can't stop WLM in Switzerland now, we're passed point of return so
the competition will run for 3 months in Switzerland.
* The national prices in Switzerland are for all images uploaded in the
* Only the images uploaded in September are eligible for the European
You probably want to encourage users to hold back and to upload
September so they're eligible for both the national and the European
prices. I see less than 200 uploaded files  so I guess some people
are already doing this.
I have updated the Wiki page [National Heritage Site] on the English
Wikipedia with interwikis and links to pages for each country.
Please check your own Wikipedia for two pages which should be there, and
please make them, even if they are just stubs. These need to be 1) a general
page for "National Heritage Site", and then a specific page for your country
for the links to the listholding intstitutions. I now have identified the
following pages (a question mark now has as placeholder a redlink called
"National Heritage Site (country)":
Belgium: Kultuurdenkmal; Beschermed erfgoed; Biens classé
Estonia: Kultuurimälestised (there isn't even an article in Estonian for
this, I got the name from the WLM team)
France; Monument Historique & Monument Historique (France)
Germany; Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz & Kultuurdenkmal
Netherlands: Monument (erfgoed); Rijksmonument
Poland: Pomnik historii
Spain; Bien de Interés Cultural & Monumentos historicos
Please send me some copy about your country's heritage organisation and the
way the lists are kept - this should probably also be on Commons in the
information about the lists themselves, but I couldn't find it!