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

Strainu strainu10 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 21:24:28 UTC 2012

2012/11/15 David Narvaez <david.narvaez at computer.org>:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Platonides <platonides at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, I should note that accepting flickr contributions was always optional.
> True. My recommendation is, then, do not even consider it an option.

I beg to disagree. The more years you go on with the contest, the less
important flickr becomes, but in the first year and probably the
second, it can still be hugely important because it gives you (the
organizers) easy access to a huge library of pictures which can be
freed with a single click of the mouse. One should never underestimate
the power of complacency in people! For instance, each year we had one
serious flickr uploader which was willing to free his collection.
Perhaps they would have contributed also on commons, but certainly
with less pictures.

As to the flickrriper script, you can always write another one if you
feel like it, or you can just automate submissions to Bryan's [1] or
Magnus' [2] tools.


[1] http://toolserver.org/~bryan/flickr/upload
[2] http://toolserver.org/~magnus/ts2/flickr2commons/

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