[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia events: staging area?

Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipedia at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 12:26:27 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:19 AM, Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With all the Wikimedia events it is a problem that keeps coming back:
> whether participants do or do not want to be photographed. Often we get to
> a very crude binary result: either everything is allowed, or nothing at
> all. And still most people seem to violate that simply.
> Hence, I was thinking whether a more personal and photo specific option
> would be available - allowing people to veto certain pictures before they
> get 'really' published. After all, Commons doesn't allow deletion simply
> because you dont like the quality or dont want to become public in that
> position.
> Would it be an option to create a staging area, where people can upload
> their event photos of Wikimedia events, and where people can simply veto
> their own pictures? The vetoing doesnt have to be water tight, but rather
> easy. A password to enter the staging area for that specific event could be
> given to the participants where they can check the photos and veto them.
> Then we can proceed with 'no veto = published' and mass upload the
> non-vetoed photos after a while to Wikimedia Commons.
> If we can develop this centrally (and make it available to all Wikimedia
> events) or install something on Wikimedia servers that already does this,
> that would save a lot of event organizers headaches. Any feedback, anyone
> who would be willing and able to pick this up?

This is a really good idea, Lodewijk!

Keeping track of who does and doesn't want their photos up on Commons
(and which photos they want) can be quite a hassle.


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