[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Commons: Service project or not?

Huib Laurens Abigor at forgotten-beauty.com
Tue Jun 16 18:56:44 UTC 2009

Yaroslav M. Blanter schreef:
>> 2> Commons is not ready to be a service project to replace local
>> uploads, translations aren't good enough and there a not enough
>> administrators to give enough service to all language projects.
> I am not sure what you mean. es.wp and (almost) de.wp only use Commons,
> they do not have any local uploads. And I wish all PD images which are
> stored on en.wp locally now would be ever transferred to Commons by bots.
> It could save a lot of my time. And I do not see why translators are a
> problem, translating a description to an existing Commons image is way
> easier than to store another one locally.
> Cheers
> Yaroslav


I don't think the problem will be with the big projects, there are a lot of people who can speak the language.. The small wiki's are the most difficult and Commons isn't ready to handle them in a good way. It would be best if Commons had two admins for every language instead of none for some languages.


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