it came to my attention today that several users have been reverting
Platonides' Wiki-Bot, contesting it's "decision" about disqualifying
pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons after midnight local time.
I am aware of the fact that there have been probably hundreds of files
uploaded in the night of September 30/October 1, and plenty of those
did not make it before midnight. I am also aware that in the
perspective of a month, 2, 5, or even 20 minutes do not make any
difference, but we have all agreed to have this competition running
for exactly a month -- from midnight local time on September 1 until
23:59:59 local time on September 30 (while taking into consideration
the needs of countries with multiple timezones, too.)
There is an English saying that you shouldn't change the rules in the
middle of the game; I think it would apply for changing the rules
/after the end/ of the game, too. What is more, it isn't fair for
people from other countries that put a lot of effort into making it
before the deadline if you decide to accept photos uploaded in October
in your country, for whatever reason.
Having said so, I would urge every local team to give this some
consideration, and try to explain to your participants' why pictures
uploaded after midnight do not participate in the competition.
Thanks in advance,
Tomasz W. Kozłowski
we're finalizing the french press release for the end of the competition
and wanted to indicate the number of different french monuments which had
been photographied during this year's WLM. Is there any tool available
which indicates it ? Looking through Platonides's stats (
https://toolserver.org/~platonides/wlm2012/ ) I couldn't find it, and
metadata's file available from
Congrats! From the comments you've received, it looks like you've
gotten a quality working tool going for screening and judging. We're
clearly the largest photo contest in the world, but I think it's more
important that we become the best photo contest for historical and
cultural sites. If we can sort through all the photos and reliably
come up with the best submitted, we're well on our way to that goal!
WLM-US would like to try out the tool. We're not quite done with our
first screening (to get down below 4,000 of the 22,313 uploaded), but
once we finish with that, in a few hours, we'd like to get started
trying your tool.
Can you tell me a bit more about the input and output. I understand
that you transfer the files to another computer, is that right? How
are the results saved and transferred? How are the multiple jurors
results compiled. Well, in any case, we're looking forward to trying
it. No real rush, we might take a day off.
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:53:26 -0400
From: Jason Spriggs <jason(a)jasonspriggs.com>
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
Subject: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Judging System Signup
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Not yet; once we start next years development we plan to make it open
source if I recall correctly.
On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 7:48 AM, Platonides <platonides(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/10/12 08:35, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > On 10/01/2012 03:30 AM, Ynhockey wrote:
> >> Oscar:
> >> Regarding thumbnail size: it was originally supposed to be modifiable
> >> per country but not it's only modifiable globally. Jason made it better
> >> for smaller screens per your request. However, eventually I'd like it to
> >> be per-country again, but it's probably not urgent at the moment (let me
> >> know if it is ;) ).
> > Is not urgent, as we will need a couple of days anyway to get familiar
> > with the tool, but once the real filtering starts, it will be needed.
> > Considering many countries have thousands or tens of thousands of
> > pictures, browsing them will take a while, so 12 thumbnails per page as
> > in the demo is low, the filtering will take a long while.
> Ynhockey, you're using tables. If you instead change to divs, you can
> make the browser adapt to the number of images it can fit in the screen.
> Take a look at MediaWiki galleries.
> Also, is the code available anywhere?
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
Hello! I can't read all mail, so I'm sorry if this question was answered before. Is the selection of images for GLAM prize already done? I say this because there are a lot of images from many countries about GLAM not categorized in that category and I guess all volonteers will need some time to do that.
we have some photos uploaded with this application.
The quality is really bad and the user is not registered.
Take one example:
As I had no possibility to test it, I would know if the quality is
connected with the application or if the user has the possibility to setup
In addition, do you know how find the user?
Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
just curious why information on "Wiki Loves Monuments" is still live on the
main page of Wikimedia Commons, asking people to participate??? (at the
right top corner)
Thanks and regards,
Like last year, we would like to run some statistics again. I know we're
only very short after the competition, but could someone create a list of
all usernames that participated in WLM2012? Erik Zachte would like to run
some early stats on that. I realize we need to make corrections and all,
but we can do that later and make the list again. If you could give the
list in a csv/txt I think that would be most convenient.
Thanks a lot!