On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 11:25 PM, Sudhanwa Jogalekar <sudhanwa.com@gmail.com> wrote:

With due respect to the videographer and his intentions, but then what is that video about?
What is so great about the video to become video of the day? It shows some people moving around across some pavilions, some dirty roads and stray dogs.

Are there any guidelines for a good video. Rather for any file uploaded on commons. Can it show any association to the article where it is used? I am seriously curious about the whole thing. Unfortunately, people do not like any questions on such matters. Similar questions were/are applicable to various photo contests too.


 It is true that there is no proper guideline for the selection of Media of the day files (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Media_of_the_day), to be displayed in the main page, or if there is any, I couldn't find it. The nomination is supposed to happen in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Media_of_the_day , but looks like the nominations are scanty and irregular along with the reviews. Looking at the history section, I assume that if a user takes interest in MOTD and find videos from Commons and enlist them in the MOTD page, then its selected by default. May be I am wrong.

On 15 October 2016 at 14:05, Jayanta Nath <jayantanth@gmail.com> wrote:

This is not a right place to discuss about this matter.

You may start discuss here https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Media_of_the_day
I agree, this needs to be discussed in Commons Village pump (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump) where more Commons users can participate about implementation of proper review process.