[Foundation-l] UMP Convention

geni geniice at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 23:19:12 UTC 2006

On 10/5/06, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Using the self-selected and inherently bogus Alexa numbers, Wikipedia
> is still slowly climbing in page rank and steadily increasing in page
> views per million. Are you quite sure about that slowing? Is it the
> first derivative or the second derivative that's going down?

Alexa rank is staying pretty steady though. We are growing but not at
the rate we once were.

> It feels like the press are only just getting their heads around our existence.

I beg to differ. In any case we have not for the most part relied on
the press for growth.

> In stock photos: Commons has I understand plans for much better
> categorisation. The plans to make categories in MediaWiki work more
> like tags will help (if they can ever work around MySQL being
> basically crap at it without reworking the entire wiki engine).

So is everyone else. The results so far have been indiferent. A lot of
people out there are looking for an effective way of searching images.
Whoever finds it is going to be able to cash in big time.

> describe Commons to a journalist and they go "oh, like Getty Images?"
> and you answer "yep, we're nothing like there yet but we want
> something that good." Where "good" means an editor in a hurry can
> search Commons, find a pic and slap it in the paper labeled "(c)
> Photographer, reusable under cc-by-sa."

If you want that you are going to have to remove GFDL as one of the
standard image upload options.

>You would, with a moment's
> thought, see just *how much* press editors would love something like
> that they don't have to pay Getty Images rates for.

They are one user certianly


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