[Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments was crap, it's high time to admit it!

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 12 21:02:14 UTC 2011

Well this is why we should have prize money.
I would be willing to even donate a small amount for prizes for kosovo
if it was tax deductable (in germany where I live).
On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM, Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/12/12 Jan Ainali <jan.ainali at wikimedia.se>:
>> 2011/12/12 Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl>
>>> > 2011/12/12 Yaroslav M. Blanter<putevod at mccme.ru>:
>>> >> I think this is a good direction, but I can not support the proposal in
>>> >> this form. What if we have just one crappy image? What if we have the
>>> >> image
>>> >> of the exterior, would we need the image of the interior? What if we
>>> >> have
>>> >> several monuments under one code?
>>> Let's put it a bit stronger. I would never support such a proposal. I
>>> support positive steering ("we encourage you to upload photo's of
>>> monuments that not yet have a (good) picture"), not negative steering
>>> ("WLM2011 we limit the eligible monuments to those without an image").
> Then you're bound to encounter the same kind of criticism as this year.
>> Yes, I agree that positive steering is better. We could have one of the
>> judging criteria to be uniqueness or value adding, and explain that when
>> images are similar in other criterias, the ones that bring in new aspects to
>> Commons will be regarded higher.
> What you want (and what people are saying on these pages) is a Commons
> contest, not a photo contest. That is, with a Wiki(p|m)edia jury and
> all. You can't reasonably expect to have professional photographers in
> the jury and ask them to rate based on the utility for a certain site.
> This would be a big step backwards from this year's contest in my
> opinion and a huge failed opportunity for a lot of content to be
> freed. I'm fairly sure many photographers will be reluctant to
> participate with hi res images.
> Strainu
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James Michael DuPont
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