We're a few hours away from kicking off in the first countries! Very
exciting of course.
While we're aware that some countries are working hard against the
deadline, we have to work with the information available. We noticed that
some countries don't have a functional landing page yet, and that means
that they are not ready to receive thousands of people on their landing
page. We don't want to send all those people there just to get lost.
For the countries where we identify that issue, we will put their
competition 'on hold'. That means that the upload campaigns will become
active and experienced Wikipedians who know where to go, can start
uploading on September 1. However, we will not activate the banners on top
of the Wikimedia projects yet. The end of the competition will not be
extended because of this and remain the same.
Romaine is in charge of this, and will make the final determination if a
banner is ready - on behalf of the international team. We're keeping an
overview of the countries that are on hold on the talkpage of the list of
We try to ping the coordinators, but please do check if your country is
affected in the next hours.
We encourage everyone to fix these problems as soon as possible, so that we
can go live without too much delay. You can find the requirements for the
landing pages here:
Also if you're not affected: if you want to help these countries (if you
speak their language), please feel free to help out! That is much
(on behalf of the international team)
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