[Wiki Loves Monuments] incorrect statistic by number of identifiers not in the lists

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 12:45:57 UTC 2012

2012/10/8 Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com>:
> 2012/10/8 Андрій Бондаренко <a1 at wikimediaukraine.org.ua>:
>> Dear colleges,
>> I notice that statistic "incorrect statistic by number of identifiers not in
>> the lists" in
>> http://toolserver.org/~platonides/wlm/uploads.php?source=commons&author=2271549&country=ua
>> is incorrect. For example according to this tool the most prominent
>> ukrainian uploader WoxBox has 441photo "with identifiers not in the lists"
>> but it is not true, You could look at this list and find that most of these
>> 441 photo in fact are present in our list. Could you fix it? It is vrey
>> importatnt because we have nominations for users with most number of
>> different listed identifiers.
> This is very likely to be a problem with the monument database. Is
> there something "strange" with these identifiers (non-standard format,
> previous codes included in these fields etc.)? I've seen this happen
> if the identifiers are larger than the database field, which sometimes
> happens when more information is included in these fields than just
> the code.

Moreover - it puts files on lists which have moved heritage template
to the relevant category. In case of Polish contest if the heritage
has its own category we asked mass-uploaders to put the file into the
category without heritage template in file description.  See for


On the list there are also files with quite proper, but probably too
lenghty heritage number. In Poland the number consist of:
a) the number itself - for example "A-253"
b) the date of registraton for example "A-253 z 18.03.1972"	
c) the name of viodoship which registered the heritage, for example
""A-253 z 18.03.1972; województwo podkarpackie"

Numbers itslef are redundant - each voivodship has its own list
starting from A-1 till A-9999,

so for us this list of heratige without proper indetifiers is rather
useless and completely missleading. For us it is not a problem - as
our jury won't be using it - but it may produce false statistics for
our part of contest.

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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