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

Maarten Dammers maarten at mdammers.nl
Thu Nov 15 20:13:27 UTC 2012

Hi David,

Op 15-11-2012 19:54, David Narvaez schreef:
> 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.
Yes, ditch it.
> I would like to read about alternatives, because we in Panama are
> definitely not going to do anything Flickr related next year.
Just use Commons upload wizard preferable with the direct upload links 
from the Wikipedia lists.


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