I am sorry, but something has been miscommunicated I am afraid. By accident,
I found out about
. 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
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