one thing to have in mind is that there were many images uploaded which
will eventually be deleted from Commons because of the freedom of
panorama issues. My impression is that these are mostly limited to
Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus (with a big share of Ukrainian submissions
being ineligible), but I have no statistics to prove this. These images
get nominated for deletion on a regular basis and get routinely deleted
after a week.
On Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:50:13 +0100, Lodewijk wrote:
just like last year, I am working on applying for recognition of Wiki
Loves Monuments as the World Largest Photography Competition. We
should be easily able to meet this record, but the evidence is always
a bit tricky to generate. Just like last year, Id like to be able to
send them a full list of all participating images.
However, for other purposes we might need different definitions. Id
like to suggest a few different definitions here.
== Retention statistics ==
For running retention statistics etc, Id like to use wide definitions
of participating people and images: If the uploader *thought* he was
validly submitting, that is good enough. After all, here it is the
intention that counts. So this list should ideally include every
that ever contained the Wiki Loves Monuments template. No matter if
the image was deleted, disqualified or if the country didnt submit
* No matter which country
* No matter the license / deleted or not
* No matter the monument template
* But within the time frame that the contest was ongoing (to have
clear stats for a full month of contest)
== Guinness ==
This will be the strictest definition because we cannot afford a
single mistake (that would make the process much more painful and
long) and we have easily beaten the record anyway so we can afford
For this purpose, we should generate a clean list of images that
definitely fulfill the criteria. This means among others that a
submission is for this definition only considered valid if it really
made a chance to win the international prize (similar to last year).
That means for example unfortunately that images from Belgium &
Luxembourg & South Tyrol cannot participate for this definition.
(Belgium & Luxembourg didnt submit finalists, so strictly speaking
those images never made any chance to win the international
competition. For Italy (including South Tyrol) there was a bit more
complicated rule due to local legislation that there had to be a
permission from the soprintendenza (if you want details, please ask
the local organizers!) etc.
* Participating in one of the 33 countries that submitted nominees
* License OK
* Not deleted
* Monument template with existing monument ID in the database has to
be present (should there be exception countries to this?) In the case
of Italy, the monument has to be on the cleared list (can someone
provide a complete cleared list as it was valid for the competition
* Uploaded within the time frame for that country. Exception is mass
uploads from mobile platform and Flickr. I believe Platonides has a
whitelist for these bot uploaders?
Am I missing any other criteria that could invalidate according to
such a strict definition? Im skipping the activated email address
because in practice we have reminded people of activating that if
relevant on several occasions.
Id like to get started with this soon, so any quick feedback would be