[Wiki Loves Monuments] Plans for the Future? Ditch Flickr

David Narvaez david.narvaez at computer.org
Thu Nov 15 18:54:33 UTC 2012

Hi all,

Now that we are brainstorming about the future of the contest, the
best advice WLM-PA can give you all is to forget about Flickr at all
for future contests. Our experience with moving photos from the Flickr
group to Commons using Flickrripper was terrible, all because of  a
bug in the service API[0], for which none of the affected people has
received an answer from the API developers so far. If you add to that
the fact that after several years Flickr has not yet implemented
search by hash and issues with nominating imported photos as quality
images[1], when it comes down to WLM, Flickr is just a trash can where
to put photos for additional complications.

I would like to read about alternatives, because we in Panama are
definitely not going to do anything Flickr related next year.

David E. Narvaez

[0] http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/yws-flickr/message/7809
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Commons

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