[Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Mon May 16 06:35:56 UTC 2011

Pedro Sanchez <pdsanchez at ...> writes:
> Many of us are annoyed by such featuring.

I also had a face-palm moment when I saw this image -- mostly because, out of
all of the tens of thousands of superb illustrations and photographs we have,
this is the best we can do? 

This piece does not seem to be educational in nature (and I don't mean "an
education in how to use Inkscape"), and it is fairly poor art in all ways except
technical proficiency with the tools used to create it. I think it would be more
appreciated and more appropriate on one of the many sites designed for hosting
amateur art; and we would do a better job of fulfilling our own particular
mission by highlighting some of the unquestionably stunning and important works
of art in our collection, of which there are many (for instance, we have
paintings by Dürer and Cezanne that aren't yet featured).  

> Or perhaps, getting more people involved on the community selection process.

This seems like a good plan. But I have a question for Commonistas:
where? I was looking for the page where the "picture of the day" is discussed
and chosen, and I can't find it. Can someone explain how this process works?


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