is Instagram compatible with Creative Commons?
Can I upload *my* Instagram pics on Commons (so could it be used for WLM)?
Please consider that I'm not suggesting Instagram pics are good for WLM
(they are filtered and all, probably not very suitable for illustrating
monuments on Wikipedia)
but is a legal matter.
Wikimedia Sverige, through our new partnerships hub
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Content_Partnerships_Hub> want to help
make documenting built cultural heritage on Wikimedia projects easier. We
want to work with Wikimedia communities to help you write about your
heritage, document it through Wiki Loves Monuments and other activities.
To start we are importing the data from the Wiki Loves Monuments database
into Wikidata, building on the work that the community has done over the
last several years.
Adding information about monuments to Wikidata has several benefits
It makes it much easier to run Wiki Loves Monuments and makes it
possible to use other tools to run e.g. Monumental. For example, monuments
lists can be generated automatically based on Wikidata data, instead of
having to maintain them locally on-wiki.
It allows Wikipedia contributors to know what heritage is missing, for
example we can create a redlist of the missing sites from Wikipedia.
It makes the monuments list easier to keep up to date by empowering more
editors to edit the items, not only those active on the local Wikipedia
version and fluent in its language. We are working on additional Wikidata
documentation to support this.
To do this we we would like to work with communities to better understand
their local data before we upload it:
What is the state of the data? E.g when was it added, is it out of date?
Have you manually added or changed the data from the original source?
Where did the data come from? Is it available publicly? Can we download
Are there any additional sources of data you would like to include in
your Wiki Loves Monuments lists?
We are currently updating the page
contains an overview of all the datasets in the Monuments database, in
order to identify the regions with largest gaps and find out what already
has been done by the community. You can add your comments there or on the
We have plenty of time until the next Wiki Loves Monuments, so we are
looking forward to improving as much data on Wikidata as possible.
Please get in touch with us by emailing Alicia.fagerving(a)wikimedia.se
This is a friendly reminder that The Community Development team
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Calls> at the Wikimedia
Foundation is hosting our first ever community call on Wednesday, February
23, 2022 from 15:00 - 16:00 UTC on Zoom
We want to thank those who have expressed interest in speaking during this
call, we had an overwhelming response. Unfortunately we were only able to
choose 3 speakers from the community. We will be sending invitations to
those who have been selected to participate in the meeting shortly. At this
time sign ups for speaking during the call have closed.
To join in the community call:
To attend the call, please find the link here
Please ensure you have zoom downloaded on your personal device prior to
We are excited to see and hear from you in our first ever Community
Development community call!
The Community Development team
Program Support Associate
Dear fellow Wikimedians -
List members will be aware that Wiki Loves Folklore is taking place right now. 
I'm not a member of the international WLF team but I'm suggesting that it would be really good to centralize basic general statistics/metrics for this on the Wiki Loves Competition Tools. 
This is controlled through a Scribunto module page written in the Lua programming language. So someone who knows Lua well enough (sadly not me) can (easily?) add Wiki Loves Folklore on the relevant Commons module. 
I've mentioned this to the WLF international team during a meeting for WLF organizer that took place last week and I proposed asking for help; our friend Lodewijk/effe iets anders has suggested that this would be a good place to ask for help. Any direct action or suggestions on how to go about this will be greatly appreciated.
User:ToniSantWikimedia Community Malta
It’s time to pick up the WLM Office Hours again. During these office hours
you can expect to talk with other WLM organizers about different aspects of
organizing the WLM competition.
We’ll start this year off with a first block (in 2 time slots to allow
optimal geographic coverage) on the research for DEI en are looking forward
to discussing issues of accessibility and disparity of resources, changing
local cultural contexts related to monuments/heritage, government or
bureaucratic restrictions to participation, and other such issues that
hinder inclusivity and diversity in WLM.
Please join us on the weekend of 29 and 30 January for an exchange of
experiences, after a brief introduction/presentation by Mesha (a researcher
that supports the international team). Whether you have experiences to
share, or are just curious about Wiki Loves Monuments and the research,
please join us for the call.
When: Sat. 29 Jan 9:00 am (UTC) and Sun. 30 Jan 18.00 (UTC)
Where: Google Meet
We would appreciate it if you could indicate your interest on this page on
12 hours before the start of the office hour we will share the link for the
call on this page.
On a final note: the international team will be planning more office hours
again and we have some ideas about the topics that could be covered, but we
of course would like to hear if you have ideas about this! Wikidata,
organizing your first photowalk, or the jury process: what would you like
to talk about? Let us know.