I am Gheorghe A. Iordachi, active user and administrator on Romanian Wikipedia. http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilizator:Gik%C3%BC / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Gik%C3%BC
I'd like to organize Wikipedia Loves Monuments in the Republic of Moldova. This is the first time I'm ever doing something for wikipedia outside of site itself. Guys from WLM Romania directed me to you, they said I can get here first directions.
Agency for Inspection and Rebuilding of Monuments from Moldova (http://airmc.wordpress.com/) is interested in spreading the info in Moldova, and are willing to organize the contest themselves.
So what do I start with? I got the monuments list in a parseable format (http://data.gov.md/raw/952) and I have the Romanian wikipedians' word - they can help me with sharing their experience.
Looking forward to a successful collaboration.
Gheorghe A. Iordachi
Last year the French local organisation team tried out to have several
awards during WLM 2012 (not only the best 10 pictures). We successfully had:
- Selected 1 picture per day as Picture of the day (this selection was
more based on originality and diversity than quality or Wow)
- The best sculpted gate
- Jury's favorite
- Contributors which illustrated the biggest amount of monuments
The winners photos are
descriptions are in french :()
If you had (or are planning) such initiatives, feel free to share and
This spring Wikimedia Ukraine organize a new competition *Wiki loves
*We need *a *technical help. We would like to use the same tools we used
during WLM. This include - upload master, the database of objects which
could be daily renewed according to renovations in Ukrainian wikipedia and
As far as I understand the easiest way to conduct this is to use exactly
the same algorithm that fantastically worked during WLM-2012. The only
difference is using another group of templates for creating WLE-database,
e.g. instead of "WLM-row" it would be "WLE-row".
Is it possible? *
Regards, Andriy Bondarenko
Dear Aktron, and everybody responsible for the distribution of the
I am very sorry for these delays, especially as it was me that contracted
the printing house. I am constantly asking for both the invoices and also
profs that the calendars were send to all the adresses. Only a third have
confirmed that the ordered calendars have reached their destination. But
the printer assures that all copies were sent. I will list the countries
that confirmed below. Please check if your country should be added or not.
I cannot recognize any system in the countries that did confirm. There are
both Europeans, Non-Europeans and trans atlantics among the confirmers.
Surely one package or the other may get lost, but this result is to bad to
be true! Please check ones more if your chapter has received the calendars
and let me know. Send an email to "Barbara Fischer" <
I do not have any information that Czeck Republic ordered extra copies with
the printer - above the 15 normal ones.
It really makes me feel disappointed. I have been working with this
printing house for years and it is not the kind of service I was used to
here the list countries that confirmed until today that the calendars have
reached their destination:
Kuratorin für Kulturpartnerschaften
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | NEU: Obentrautstr. 72 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
> Dear Barbara,
> It's been almost 2 months since the beginning of 2013. Wikimedia Czech
> Republic did order cca 30-40 WLM calendars but until now none of them were
> received. Considering the fact, that there were several chapters featuring
> the same problems, I would like to know, if they were sent or not.
> Thank you
I apologise if this is seen as going off-topic for this list.
One of the principal problem that we are trying to address vis-a-vis public art in India is the lack of a central repository of lists of such a work.
For WLM, we had such a list provided by the Archaeological Survey of India, which defined monuments in India. I have, thus far not seen any similar definition or institution for public art in India.
However, we are trying to solve this issue by talking to art institutions in general and certain organisations that do public art performance in India like The Wall Project, Khoj International.
At this level, I guess it would help if we can get contacts or introductions to people whom we can speak to in India, in this regard.
Chair, GLAM Special Interest Group,
Wikimedia India Chapter
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Would you like to be part of the international jury for WLPA? We are looking for 4-5 jury members. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences (for example, photographers, Wikipedians, artists).
More information about the jury's work is available here: http://wikilovespublicart.org/jury/
If you are interested please contact John or me. Tell us a bit about yourself and why you are interested.
coordinator for the international jury
Wiki Loves Monuments is one of my favorite events related to Wikipedia.
Through this event we are getting a huge amount of good photographs. And
few days ago we informed that, though this contest we got a big number of
I just curious to know is there any statics available (or possible to
prepare) about the usage of the contest photographs in wiki projects. What
is the number of photographs used in the different language versions of
Wikipedia or other sister projects?
**Nasir Khan Saikat* <http://profiles.google.com/nasir8891>
About three years ago we started this little photo competition to get
more photos of monuments. In three years Wiki Loves Monuments grew to be
the largest photo competition gathering over half a million photos. I
was one of the main organizers for the last three years (Netherlands,
Europe, world). I really enjoyed doing that, but all good things come to
an end. I decided it's time for some other people to continue what I've
started; I won't be part of the WLM2013 organizational team.
It's not that I will be completely gone. I will probably continue
working on the monuments database and spend some time on the project as
a "normal" volunteer.
Thank you all for putting up with me and making Wiki Loves Monuments
such a great project. I couldn't have done it without you.
Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year
competition is now open. Click here <To see the candidate images just go to
the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons at
vote right now! Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet
the following criteria:
1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was
registered *before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000* [UTC].
2. This user account must have more than *75 edits* on *any single*
project *before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000* [UTC]. Please check
your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility
3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either
on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia
projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account
through SUL <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Unified_login>).
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the
international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered
in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to
breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant
images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems,
diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human
portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two
rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you voted for as many
images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten
overall have made it to the final.* In the final round, when a limited
number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want
to become the Picture of the Year.*
Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest.
Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first
round by *February 14, 2013*.
To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia
Commons at *
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee