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

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Mon May 16 15:24:58 UTC 2011

On Mon, 16 May 2011, Andreas Kolbe wrote:
> Okay, my wife and I will then encourage all the unsigned garage bands we
> know to upload their original songs to Commons. We know a good dozen,
> altogether about 50 people. We will nominate our songs for featured status.
> We will vote for each others' songs (purely on artistic merit); so with 50
> people, achieving featured status shouldn't be too difficult.
> We will then nominate our sound or video files to appear as featured media
> of the day on the Commons main page.

I am not familar with what criteria (if any) are used to judge whether 
sounds are worthy of featured status on Commons, but if the aim is to 
showcase high quality work released under a free license, then I don't see 
why they should not be uploaded or gain featured status.
If they gain featured status then they should be selectable for featuring 
on the main page, subject to consensus and any other requirements for 
sounds (again it's not an area I'm familiar with). I would hope that if 
they are featured they are spread out temporally so as to maintain a 
variety of featured sounds just as we do with images.

Obviously sockpuppetting and meatpuppetting are not allowed and consensus 
isn't a vote, but I don't see why quality free examples of garage music, 
home recording, etc should not be on Commons.

Chris McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.org

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart

Antoine de Saint Exupery

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