[Wiki Loves Monuments] Why deadlines exist

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 08:07:48 UTC 2012

In my opinion it would be good to understand the behaviour.

The 30 September was Sunday and probaly someone was out to take pictures,
afterwards he tried to upload them and the upload was slow.

In my opinion it would be good to understand if this person has started to
upload at 11:55pm or this person has started to upload 3 hours ago and the
pictures, uploaded after the event, were part of this process of uploading.

What I would say is that the upload wizard is extremely slow and sometimes
it hangs.

I used Commonist and suggested to use Commonist for mass uploading.

My experience is that if a tool is not efficient, the user cannot be
"incriminated" for the inefficiency of the tool.

As national organizer probably we will evaluate in these terms, if someone
was uploading pictures some hours before the contest and he has finished 10
or 15 minutes after midnight, they pictures can be accepted, if he has
finished an hour after, probably he started too late his uploading.

The upload of a picture in high quality with the upload wizard can take
also 5 minutes if the upload wizard doesn't hang, 10 minutes if there is a
problem and the user must restart the upload, it means IMHO that 15 minutes
after midnight is not a problem.


On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM, Tomasz W. Kozłowski
<odder.wiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello there,
> it came to my attention today that several users have been reverting
> Platonides' Wiki-Bot, contesting it's "decision" about disqualifying
> pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons after midnight local time.

Ilario Valdelli
Wikimedia CH
Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Association pour l’avancement des connaissances libre
Associazione per il sostegno alla conoscenza libera
Switzerland - 8008 Zürich
Tel: +41764821371
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