[Foundation-l] Commons:Quality Images reaches 1000 QIs in less than a year

Casey Brown cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 13:52:29 UTC 2007

The project in itself is a very good idea, I must say.  (/me takes a mental
note to become a little more involved).

But congratulations to Commons for getting 1000 quality images in around a
year!  That in itself is a great achievement.

On 8/8/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm writing to let the wider community know about the success of a
> project in Wikimedia Commons known as 'Quality Images' (QI).
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Quality_Images
> QI was started on 26 June 2006 by user:Gnangarra. In around a year it
> had recognised 1000 images as 'quality images' and the total currently
> stands at over 1150. A graph of its progress is here:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:QI_verdicts.png
> It is a complementary process similar to "Featured pictures", but with
> this important difference:
> "Quality images differ from featured pictures in that they are all
> self published images by contributors to Commons. Quality images don't
> have to be particularly extraordinary, impressive or outstanding among
> pictures on Commons. All they have to do is to meet certain mostly
> technical quality standards, and be valuable for Wikimedia projects. "
> There is no feeling that QIs have to be 'the best', only 'good
> enough'. Hence there is no problem having many QIs of the same
> subject, or a decent photograph of an otherwise boring subject.
> The nomination process ("QIC" - quality image candidates) is also much
> simpler and faster than the FP process ("FPC" - featured picture
> candidates). Any registered user can review another person's
> nomination. There is a simple 'consensual review' process for reviews
> which are disputed.
> Getting involved with QI is a great way to get feedback on your work,
> improve your photography/image editing techniques and work your way up
> to the more difficult FPC process. I encourage all Wikimedian
> photographers to submit their work to QI and ensure its ongoing
> success.
> cheers,
> Brianna
> commons:user:pfctdayelise
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