I am sorry, but something has been miscommunicated I am
afraid. By accident, I found out about http://www.viquimedia.cat/viqui/L'Alguer_a_la_Viquipèdia/it
It says a few things I am not really happy about. First of all,
it uses "Wiki loves Monuments" for a quite general competition,
starting next week. It is of course up to the local organizers
to organize contests, but please if you want to make it a Wiki
Loves Monuments, then stick to roughly the same time frame and
rule sets. If you persist in a different timeframe, it is a
different contest, and I would appreciate it if you would avoid
confusion with Wiki Loves Monuments.
Second, there were concerns expressed about the legal status
of such contest in Italy, which was the reason for Wikimedia
Italia (unfortunately) to not participate because they
considered it legally impossible because of Italian copyright.
As far as I am aware, Alguer lies in Italy, and falls under
Italian law. Therefore, I am doubtful about this - I don't say
it is impossible, but it definitely needs more time.
Thirdly, it uses *email* as submission method. This is
problematic in several ways. It does not provide an easy
workflow, does not familiarize people with Wikimedia's uploading
system, and put wikipedia down as having an editorial council,
which accepts content by email. I would find it very unwise to
offer this as main upload tool. Tools will be developed in all
participating languages in due time, but you will have to stick
to the same timeframe for that.
Finally, I see big issues with requesting such private data
of contestants - you are asking for social security numbers etc
- I am not sure this is covered properly by the WMF privacy
policy, but personally I would find this totally unacceptable
both as a contestant and as an organizer.
Of course I might have misinterpreted the page, my Italian is
existing of a few words, and I need to use translation devices
to properly understand the page, but there seem to be some big
issues. Is there anyone here who is responsible for this contest
and who can perhaps explain and help solve the
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