The number of uploaders was something that I noticed as well. One of the things I noticed is that the large number of pictures (in for example Poland and Spain) are mainly achieved by a few superactive and enthousiastic users. Thats also in the Netherlands one of the reasons that we don't have the number of pictures of last year and 2010. On the other hand this year we've got the same amount, or even more new uploaders. That is probably also the case in the US and India, there's a high number of new users, and thats what you want to reach, so very positive. I think the most important thing to do or try now is to get (some) of this new users from taking pictures to participating in your heritage project, and then spread out into Wikipedia. 



> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:04:38 -0400
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> Subject: [Wiki Loves Monuments] Checklist for the end of submissions? Misc
> Does anybody have a checklist for people to do at the end of the
> contest (i.e. Sept 30- Oct 1)?
> The only things I can think of are
> 1. Make sure the uploading system (buttons, etc.) no longer work
> 2. Put a notice on the various webpages
> 3. Start on the jury/screening process
> 4. Make sure the banner stops working (Maybe change it to a "Today's
> the final day for Wiki Loves Monuments" on Sunday? Perhaps even a
> "Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments" for the day
> after) - but this is pretty centralized, most of us can't do this.
> Anything else we should do?
> Just a reminder, I'd like the US submissions to stop at 6:01 a.m. EDT,
> October 1 (12:01 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time)
> I think I can remove the buttons from the lists at that time.
> Miscellaneous
> 1. For any exhibitions I'll suggest using QRpedia codes, that link to
> the relevant article in the preferred language of the smart phone
> user. For this to be effective, of course, there has to be an article
> and it should be translated into multiple languages. How many
> "primary national languages" do we have represented this year? It
> must be at least 20. Doing this would not only make an exhibition a
> showcase for WLM, but also for Wikipedia as a whole, especially the
> smart phone and multiple languages aspects of Wikipedia.
> A bit of the work of creating and translating articles can begin - at
> least unofficially - before the national winners go to the
> international jury. Just make sure there's an article for every photo
> you really, really like. After Halloween, I hope there will be an
> overall list of the national winners somewhere and folks just start
> creating and translating everything on the list, with a space to note
> what's already done.
> 2. From I notice that both
> the US and India have many uploaders, but a lower number of
> uploads/uploader than most other countries. I'm sure somebody will ask
> me about this, but I don't have a clue to the answer!
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