the end of Wiki Loves Monuments is closer.
David sent an email about the impossibility to improve the old jury tool.
May you be so kind to inform if you have already a plan for the jury tool?
Do you have already one?
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1. Re: connection refused when using UploadWizard (LilyOf TheWest)
2. Heritage tool bugs (Anatoliy Goncharov)
3. Re: connection refused when using UploadWizard
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4. Re: connection refused when using UploadWizard (LilyOf TheWest)
5. Re: Heritage tool bugs (Jean-Frédéric)
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:53:58 -0700
From: LilyOf TheWest <lilyofthewest.wikimedia(a)gmail.com>
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
Subject: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] connection refused when using
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:23 PM, Nicu Buculei <nicubunu(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 8:09 AM, LilyOf TheWest wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:56 AM, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> >> If it works trough VPN, then most likely is your ISP at fault.
> > based on the discussion on this thread so far, I'm leaning towards
> > that the problem is not in UploadWizard's end or the servers. I'll report
> > back if I find out more.
> A VPN works like an encrypted tunnel that goes trough your ISP to a
> different one
I see. this part I wasn't sure of. thanks.
We did some experiments with IE and it has been working consistently across
ISPs so far, in situations that Chrome and Safari did not. I'll see if we
can find more information from the ISPs. I'll update here if I learn more.
Thank you everyone for your comments. :-)
> nicu :: http://photoblog.nicubunu.ro/
Some users from inside Iran have experienced problems uploading pictures
using UploadWizard. We'd like to understand if this can be a problem on the
server end and/or if this is something you've had experience with in the
Here is what we have learned so far:
1) At some hours of the day the uploading works just fine, at some hours it
doesn't (and we can't figure out regularities in the hour patterns). The
tests are done using the same ISP, OS, and browser for consistency.
2) On Chrome from iOS users see this error: http://imgur.com/48kwWn2
3) When the user uses VPN, it works (but uploading with VPN is slow and
they prefer not to do it.)
Any hint is appreciated.
We have launched a new guide on how to implement a Wikimedia program: Photo
Contests and Events toolkit is now live! This is a work in progress, and we
look forward to community members actively contributing to what is outlined
in the toolkit. As I frequently see this list is a great hub for exchanging
knowledge around common challenges and struggles running Wiki Loves
Monuments, I wanted to share this with you all. Please share more broadly
to other lists that you think might benefit, or would be a good platform to
find other contributors.
Some of the gaps are in the Plan subpage, on How to choose the best program
for your community, and planning award ceremonies and follow up events. On
the Run tab, there is a gap on how to help photographers improve their
skills. Beyond these, all sections can be expanded and edited, and we look
forward to community members contributing what they know!
Explore (and contribute to) this step-by-step guide to run your first
event, find ideas to remix popular photo competitions, and locate useful
bots and templates to make the most out of your photo event. The new
toolkit has an improved design, optimized for mobile, that also shares
learning patterns with less clicks involved. Find experienced program
leaders on the Connect tab , and create a profile to offer your
expertise to others. We want to thank all the community members who offered
their knowledge to create this new toolkit, and we look forward to have
this tool expanded by wikimedians all over the world.
As we have heard the feedback from community members, this tool will be
Looking forward to your edits!
*María Cruz * \\ Communications and Outreach Coordinator, L&E Team \\
mcruz(a)wikimedia.org | : @marianarra_ <https://twitter.com/marianarra_>
 New Program Toolkit: Photo Contests and Events
* Landing page:
* Connect with program leaders:
Like every year, we need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves
Monuments 2015. It is a complicated and delicate process to come to a
balanced jury, and I would like to outline the criteria here, and to ask
for your input. I have agreed to take the lead on this process - but would
definitely welcome your input, and help.
As in the past years, I think it is important to aim once again for a jury
that as a whole is neutral and balanced in many ways. This means ideally:
* A mix of photography experts, heritage experts and Wikimedia experts
(aiming at a total size of 7)
* Geographically balanced so that no two jury members come from the same
* Balance in many other ways imaginable (while at the same time, one can
never assure a balance in all aspects)
* The international jury members do not serve on a national jury for WLM
At the same time, there are some practical considerations:
* Jury members must be able to write and read English
* They must have the time to commit to judge 200-400 photos in two or three
rounds over a period of 3 weeks
* While jury members can participate in a local competition, their photos
cannot participate in the international finale
* Living/working in a country that participates in the competition will not
by default exclude someone from serving on the jury
* It would be helpful if the juror would be willing to share their real
name for the jury report.
Do you know someone who would make a good juror, please contact me
privately with the suggestion. At least let me know who the juror is, how I
could contact him/her and why they would make a good jury member (and
whether you have reason to believe they would accept the nomination, if
I will do my best to put together once again a qualified and diverse jury,
with your help!
Aside from that, I could use some help in 1) setting up the jury tool for
the international jury and 2) writing/layouting the jury report after the
whole process is finished.
Thank you in advance!
As the United Kingdom doesn't seem to be in this year, this I have time to
help others. If any team needs help with categorising images feel free to
email me off list. I can also do a bit of the filtering out of low
quality/off topic images
I started drafting the grant application for the WLM PA jury tool back
in June  based on an enstimate of the time I would have to work on
it for the second half of 2015. Unfortunately, my current situation is
different from what I expected so I will not have time to work on WLM
and I will be dropping the grant application.
The code for the tool is still available at
but I would recommend using any of the other tools that are available
for this contest because I will have little to no time to support
Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
David E. Narvaez