I want to congratulate the Slovak people and encourage them to work for WLM 2012. Yes, it is late, but with a lot of work you can do something cool. The thoughest part is the monument list and you have it already. Maybe you can have a small contest in 15 days, without prices or advertisment and a jury of 3 or 4 wikipedians to choose the 10 nominees for the international contest. What is the worst thing that can happen? You'll get a hundred of photographies that doesn't exist currently on Wikipedia and if there is a amazing pic from Slovakia, it will have the same opportunity to win the first prize.

If you need any help -besides translating or speaking Slovak-, just ask me.
Good luck guys! Better later than never!

Osmar Valdebenito G.

2012/9/12 Nuno Tavares <nuno.tavares@wikimedia.pt>
Well, if my opinion counts, I'd rather let them run for a month (thus ending the Oct 14th. That way nobody is hurt, I believe, it's just a matter of how fast they can gather 1) the database 2) the website 3) the juri and, eventually, 4) the prizes.

I just learned about Israeli exception, so I really don't see the issue why shouldn't SK do the same... wasn't Russia 2011 raised with similar delay, last year?


Em 12-09-2012 23:20, Lodewijk escreveu:

if you're able to have everything in order before that moment I could
possibly live with it. However, you should have all business in order
before then (this is not to be underestimated at such short notice),
including prizes (no prizes is an option too, although highly
unfortunate) and jury.

However, I would be quite against having the finishing date of Israel.
Israel is here a strong exception because the hebrew calendar system is
different than ours, and newyear starts at Sept 14. This does leave them
with an extremely short time to run jury results. Having Slovakia with a
shifted timeline too, would be highly unfortunate. Also, this would mean
you would have to disqualify all images uploaded so far (you mentioned
100 accidental uploads?). So *if* you're able to join, I strongly prefer
you would still end at September 30. I know this doesn't sound nicely,
but otherwise things become very confusing.


2012/9/13 Matej Grochal <ggrosi48@gmail.com <mailto:ggrosi48@gmail.com>>

    Dear colleagues,

    First of all, thank you for the feedback.
    Joining in with Israel in terms of the timeline seems like a do-able
    option if we pushed the starting date further a bit. <- What would be
    the hard limits on that?
    The infrastructre is getting built as we speak (thank you for the help!)
    Our thinking is that it is better to take this oportunity and not to
    wait until 2013.
    WLM and the Wiki family is, after all, a project of hope,

    Thank you for your support,

    Matej Grochal

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