First of all, thank you for the feedback.
Joining in with Israel in terms of the timeline seems like a do-able
option if we pushed the starting date further a bit. <- What would be
the hard limits on that?
The infrastructre is getting built as we speak (thank you for the help!)
Our thinking is that it is better to take this oportunity and not to
wait until 2013.
WLM and the Wiki family is, after all, a project of hope,
Thank you for your support,
There was a question of permanently removing the upload buttons on
English Wikipedia. Actually I think it is just a matter for the US
WP:NRHP, and may not go beyond that.
I don't think it is impossible to keep the buttons, and I think the
"placeholder RfC" was quite badly started and really doesn't apply
well to this question. More somebody blowing off steam than anything
else. Good editors do that sometime and there may be an underlying
issue that we didn't have time to deal with properly a week before the
On the other hand, as a permanent fixture, I don't like the buttons
where they currently are. For the contest they were fine, but they
attract too much attention away from the list's actual content.
Perhaps they might be moved to the description column and made
In any case, a fairly long discussion will likely be needed at
WT:NRHP, and removing the buttons, at least temporarily, will be a
show of good faith. None of this necessarily applies to non-NRHP
lists on English Wikipedia.
We've just been mentioned in an article on BoingBoing, see
I am absolutely stunned by the ways that people are using our data,
this is brilliant!
Tomasz W. Kozłowski
Does anybody have a checklist for people to do at the end of the
contest (i.e. Sept 30- Oct 1)?
The only things I can think of are
1. Make sure the uploading system (buttons, etc.) no longer work
2. Put a notice on the various webpages
3. Start on the jury/screening process
4. Make sure the banner stops working (Maybe change it to a "Today's
the final day for Wiki Loves Monuments" on Sunday? Perhaps even a
"Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments" for the day
after) - but this is pretty centralized, most of us can't do this.
Anything else we should do?
Just a reminder, I'd like the US submissions to stop at 6:01 a.m. EDT,
October 1 (12:01 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time)
I think I can remove the buttons from the lists at that time.
1. For any exhibitions I'll suggest using QRpedia codes, that link to
the relevant article in the preferred language of the smart phone
user. For this to be effective, of course, there has to be an article
and it should be translated into multiple languages. How many
"primary national languages" do we have represented this year? It
must be at least 20. Doing this would not only make an exhibition a
showcase for WLM, but also for Wikipedia as a whole, especially the
smart phone and multiple languages aspects of Wikipedia.
A bit of the work of creating and translating articles can begin - at
least unofficially - before the national winners go to the
international jury. Just make sure there's an article for every photo
you really, really like. After Halloween, I hope there will be an
overall list of the national winners somewhere and folks just start
creating and translating everything on the list, with a space to note
what's already done.
2. From http://toolserver.org/~emijrp/wlm/stats.php I notice that both
the US and India have many uploaders, but a lower number of
uploads/uploader than most other countries. I'm sure somebody will ask
me about this, but I don't have a clue to the answer!
I know, it's not a theme for WLM direct, but without uploading of fioles
is WLM not possible ;-) - So my question, if somebody know, if the
Commonist doesn't work more ort if its a failure from commons , or what.
Since today morning, it's not possible for me to upload files with
commonist also in various variations one or emore commons or wikipedia
and so on. I am not able to solve this problem.
many thx in advance
Related to the other thread about the checklist, I wanted to ask about
the following situation:
We have a rather large amount of photos participating in the contest
that are in Flickr and I was wondering when is it good to import them
into Commons. I was thinking maybe Oct 1st, and filtering by upload
time, so to avoid leaving photos behind. How does that affect the
overall count etc? How are other organizers dealing with the Flickr
Thanks in advance.
David E. Narvaez
How I can find out the difference from statistic in
http://toolserver.org/~emijrp/wlm/stats.php and the Category:Images from
Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 in Slovakia. Everytime is the statistic with
one image lower then the category. I know there are only 600 images in.
But beginning from 100 photos it appears. Perhaps somebody can help me
to find out the discrepance. It's not the time lag, it appears also with
an 1 day, if nothing was uploaded.
Dear WLM Members,
The WLM Android app has been updated to v1.2.4, named Daigo-ji.
* Dynamically loads localization updates
* Clears large image previews before taking another photo - may help with
"out of memory" errors
* Stops "Mobile to desktop upload" category from being added to uploads
from the app - this category should be limited to desktop uploads from a
Please note: there are issues with the Cordova interface to the camera that
are outside of our control (Cordova is the app framework used to build our
There are a significant number of users experiencing crashes and we are
limited in our ability to debug these problems, for several reasons:
* We are not able to reproduce these problems on the same devices that
seems to be experiencing the problems
* Google Play captures a part of the error which does not include the
* Google Play does not allow us to contact reviewers or people reporting
Therefore, if you hear of any users having such problems, please have them
contact us by email at: mobile-feedback-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org.
Thanks for your support.
Phil Inje Chang
Product Manager, Mobile
415-882-7982 x 6810