Thanks for the code. It looked promising, but unfortunately I'm not a
programmer and the final product never arrived, and I think we'll have
to "go manual" at this point.
To convert your system to our minimum requirements, we'd have to take
your "single person" system and
A. Randomly select, 50 or so photos, and have one person rate these, say 1-5.
B. Store these results
C. give a new screener another 50 or so photos, and store these results, and
D. do this so 100,000 photos get rated at least 3 times each, then finally
E. Average all the result for each pic.
Obviously some bells and whistles would have been nice, but that would
have worked. Unfortunately it just never got that far.
If anybody can deliver that in working order before Sept. 10, please
let me know!
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:24:13 +0100
From: Nuno Tavares <nuno.tavares(a)wikimedia.pt>
Subject: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Automated voting/screening system
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Didn't our code help? Could you be more specific why the solution
doesn't apply to you?
Em 29-08-2012 16:37, Peter Ekman escreveu:
> It looks like WLM-US is having bad luck coming up with an automated
> voting/screening system to sort out the large number of photos we
> expect to have uploaded. Does anybody have any suggestions or
> technical solutions? Just to give the basics, I think WLM-US has to
> be prepared to screen 100,000 photos down to the 500 that the jury can
> deal with directly. That will likely take input from over 50 editors,
> e.g. the general logged in US population of editors, and take
> processing from early on in the contest while the contest is still
> running, e.g. before Sept. 10. Any help appreciated,
2012/8/27 emijrp <emijrp(a)gmail.com>:
> Yes. We need a Wikimedia Commons feature to make time capsules that will
> open when images inside are public domain, 50 years, 100 years in the
> future. Meanwhile, only admins can explore them.
> 2012/8/27 WereSpielChequers <werespielchequers(a)gmail.com>
>> For some images we could build a repository that releases images to
>> commons on specific dates. I have hundreds of images that I can only release
>> now on a limited license, but in a few decades or maybe a century could be
>> broadened to PD. But I think for Italy we need to see the law changed.
>> On 27 August 2012 09:40, Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think it is very interesting,
>>> for example in Italy we had an earthquake and nearly
>>> 40-50 churches were severely damaged or destroyed (plus many houses and
>>> other monuments, of course).
>>> I actually have many of pictures of those damaged churches:
>>> still, we don't have the authorization for publishing them (you still
>>> remember our crappy law?)
>>> So I don't know what I should do with them...
>>> 2012/8/27 WereSpielChequers <werespielchequers(a)gmail.com>
>>>> If we want to build up our image library of lost monuments then WLM is
>>>> perhaps not the best place to start. Rather than a photo hunt for what is
>>>> available today we need a hunt through attics for things available from the
>>>> past. Much was destroyed in the war, and quite a bit since. Even where
>>>> buildings survived and were restored often the stained glass windows were
>>>> lost. But there are copyright issues when the photographers died in recent
>>>> decades. I would like to load some of my grandfather's photographs, and I
>>>> think that my Mother would have sole inheritance rights to his copyrights,
>>>> but with one of her uncles it gets more complex.
>>>> On 26 August 2012 22:06, Platonides <platonides(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> I was wondering if somebody had (or was willing to prepare) a list of
>>>>> monuments around the world that could have been photographed
>>>>> during WLM 2011 timeline but no longer exist.
>>>>> I think it would make for a great piece of news for release during the
>>>>> contest, in the lines of [[en:Wikipedia:There is a deadline]] essay, to
>>>>> motivate participation.
>>>>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
>>>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
>>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
>> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
> Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada. E-mail: emijrp AT gmail DOT com
> Pre-doctoral student at the University of Cádiz (Spain)
> Projects: AVBOT | StatMediaWiki | WikiEvidens | WikiPapers | WikiTeam
> Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/emijrp/
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
Has anyone worked out how many images we need for this to be the world's
largest photography contest? I know we got 188,000 last year, and the
Geograph is now over 3 million, but I don't know whether there are any
contests larger than the Geograph.
I think we have a good chance of it being the largest competition of one
month's duration, and it would be interesting to know what is currently the
most multinational contest.
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1. Participants in world?s largest photo contest -- Wiki Loves
Monuments 2012 -- will upload images under free license for use
on Wikipedia. (Jay Walsh)
2. (press release) Participants in world?s largest photo contest
-- Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 -- will upload images under free
license for use on Wikipedia. (Jay Walsh)
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:46:13 -0700
From: Jay Walsh <jwalsh(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Participants in world?s largest
photo contest -- Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 -- will upload images
free license for use on Wikipedia.
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(This release is also posted on the Wikimedia Foundation's wiki at:
*Participants in world?s largest photo contest -- Wiki Loves Monuments 2012
-- will upload images under free license for use on Wikipedia.*
*U.S. participants join Wikipedians in more than 30 countries to document
historic sites, monuments, and cultural heritage.*
San Francisco -- August 29, 2012 -- Wikipedians around the world will
participate in the world?s largest photo contest, Wiki Loves Monuments
2012, from September 1st through 30th. Thousands of volunteers in more than
30 countries will upload photos of historic sites throughout the month,
making hundreds of thousands of photos available under a free license on
Wikipedia?s image database, Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org
In last year?s contest, 5,000 photographers from 18 European countries
uploaded more than 168,000 photos. This year?s contest will have
significantly greater participation, including the United States and many
non-European countries for the first time. Volunteer Wikipedians organize
the contest in each country, with the winning photos from national contests
considered by an international jury in late October. The international jury
will announce the top-ten international photos and the overall best picture
winner in early December.
?There are millions of historically and culturally significant monuments
and buildings around the world, though most of them still have no
freely-available images on the Internet,? said Lodewijk Gelauff, one of the
founders of the first Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest in 2010. ?Wiki
Loves Monuments is an important way for volunteers around the world to
showcase the cultural heritage in their countries and share these images
with everyone through Wikipedia.?
The photos will be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons under a free license, so
they can be used by anybody, for any purpose, as long as the photographer
is credited. Many of the photos will appear in Wikipedia, the world?s
largest encyclopedia, and all will be available to download at no cost.
?In the U.S., anybody can photograph any of the 87,000 sites on the
National Register of Historic Places for this contest,? said Peter Ekman,
national coordinator for the U.S. part of the contest. ?By uploading your
photos you are sharing our national heritage with everybody in America and
in the rest of the world. The photos will be free to use, and free of cost,
*The Wiki loves Monuments App*
In conjunction with the contest this year, the Wikimedia Foundation, the
nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, has also developed a free Wiki Loves
Monuments mobile application for Android smartphones, available in the
Google app store. With this app, Wikipedians for the first time will be
able to upload photos to Wikimedia sites through their mobile devices. The
app displays nearby historic sites automatically, allows users to upload
directly through their Wikimedia accounts, and is available in many
different languages. The final version of the app will release on September
1, 2012 and will be available at
For full bios, see http://wikilovesmonuments.us/judging/
? *Carol M. Highsmith* specializes in capturing America with her
camera. Her collection at the Library of Congress has over 20,000 photos
that she has donated to the public domain.
? *Heather Moran* is the photographer and archivist of the San
Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) where she photographs and
works to digitize the Muni collection.
? *Rick Prelinger* is an archivist, teacher, writer, lecturer and
filmmaker. He is the founder and President of Prelinger Archives,
co-founder of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, and Board President
of the Internet Archive.
? *Daniel Case* has been a Wikipedia editor since 2005, and is now
an Administrator. He has focused on WikiProject:National Register of
? *Howard Cheng* is an administrator at both Wikipedia and Wikimedia
Commons who works on the ?Picture of the Day,? and ?On this Day?? features
on Wikipedia?s main page.
? *Daniel Schwen* is an administrator on Wikimedia Commons and
contributor of numerous Featured Pictures.
? *David Shankbone* is one of Wikipedia?s most influential
photographers, whose photos appear in over 5,000 Wikipedia articles in 200
*Grand Prize: photo tour to Hong Kong*
The top 10 photos and grand prize winner of the international Wiki Loves
Monuments contest will be announced in beginning of December. The grand
prize winner will be invited to a photo tour in Hong Kong for the annual
meeting of Wikipedia editors, photographers, and collaborators: Wikimania
International contest: http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
U.S. contest: http://wikilovesmonuments.us
*Media contacts for international contest:*
Lodewijk Gelauff and Barbara Fischer
Phone:+49 (0) 30 219 158 26 18
Email: press(a)wikilovesmonuments.org or barbara.fischer(a)wikimedia.de
*Media contact in the United States*
Phone: (484) 238-3489
Wikipedia and the related sites operated by the Wikimedia Foundation
receive more than 460 million unique visitors per month, making them the
5th most popular web property world-wide (July 2012). Available in more
than 280 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 23 million articles
contributed by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
I see that you fixed the names of the cities in Serbia when I click on
"Browse by campaign", so, I don't see the question marks anymore (good
job!). But, the problem is that only the first 7 characters of a city name
My other suggestion would be that you leave all the names in latin
alphabet, because any foreigners that would want to use the app while
travelling through Serbia could have troubles with the cyrillic alphabet.
Thanks a lot, you've done a really great job so far!
It looks like WLM-US is having bad luck coming up with an automated
voting/screening system to sort out the large number of photos we
expect to have uploaded. Does anybody have any suggestions or
technical solutions? Just to give the basics, I think WLM-US has to
be prepared to screen 100,000 photos down to the 500 that the jury can
deal with directly. That will likely take input from over 50 editors,
e.g. the general logged in US population of editors, and take
processing from early on in the contest while the contest is still
running, e.g. before Sept. 10. Any help appreciated,
in two days wiki loves monuments will start in 31 (update from lasst night)
countries!! That is magnific!! please share your experiences in blogposts
that we would love to publish. Just send your proposal blogpost text
to "Lodewijk" <lodewijk(a)effeietsanders.org> and we will publish each day a
blogpost from each participating country.
Kuratorin für Kulturpartnerschaften
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Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
I was checking the CentralNotice and found out that it has an illegal
character, particularly it has wrong comments in 'switch' statement,
they all start with #, and they should be wrapped with /* */.
Because of that, the script can't change the URL of the central notice
to the local web-site.
Павел Селіцкас/Paul Selitskas
Wizardist @ Wikimedia projects