[Wiki Loves Monuments] Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 officially broke world record
lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Tue Oct 9 16:17:56 UTC 2012
it might be that the requirements differ from category to category. The
cases you mention are indeed quite different from that, and some of them
are obviously different. They seem to be especially tough when it comes to
things that can be organized (since those need the closest certification).
In any case, I don't exclude the possibility that if we negotiate long
enough, we might be able to persuade them. However, that would have
significantly delayed the recognition. It was hard enough as it is - which
you can ask me about next time we meet, but I prefer not to discuss those
details on a public mailing list as you may understand :).
2012/10/9 Racso <racso at colombia.com>
> Thanks for the answer, Lodewijk!
> I'm confused. I've seen records "given" to the following:
> - The Antartica (a continent, Where: Antartica) -
> - Augie (a dog, Where: USA) -
> - The Arnold Family (a family, Where: USA) -
> - The password 123456 (a password, Where: Not applicable) -
> - The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Seach Project (an internet
> project, Where: [empty]; note that the record is given to the project, not
> to the corporation that operates it) -
> Still, it's obvious that you have the most experience about the topic and
> limitations here, given that you already have been in touch with the
> Guiness World Records. Maybe the records *of this specific category* must
> be "given" to organizations?
> 2012/10/9 Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>
>> Hi Racso,
>> This is unfortunately how Guinness World Records works. The record has to
>> go to an organization (legal entity) or person that actually organized it.
>> Wikimedia Nederlands, as the official organizer of the international part
>> of the competition, is the organization that comes closest to it. Guinness
>> World Records isn't really "built" for online events, which is also the
>> reason you will see 'the Netherlands' as location for the competition, and
>> not 'Europe' (which would have been my preference for 2011). We can't
>> simply edit their framework - if we want to be recognized by them, we have
>> to make sure we fit in. Somehow.
>> 2012/10/9 Racso <racso at colombia.com>
>>> Awesome :) Congratulations to everyone! Now, let's break it again :D
>>> Just a quick though: isn't there a way to "give" (not sure about which
>>> would be the right verb here) the record to the "Wiki Loves Monuments
>>> Organizers (Worldwide)"? While I'm very happy with it being "given" to WM
>>> Nederland (Nederlands), I would be even happier if it could be "given" to
>>> all the organizing teams at the same time (I'm only talking about the
>>> record registry; obviously, if some kind of certificate or trophie is
>>> given, I guess it has to be at a single place at once). If it's not
>>> possible for the 2011 record, would it be for the 2012 (which we know we
>>> will get :D) one?
>>> 2012/10/9 Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> We have seen it coming for a while, but now it is official: Wiki Loves
>>>> Monuments has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the
>>>> Worlds Largest Photography Competition! With 168,208 submissions we
>>>> squashed the previous record by roughly 50%. For 2012 we will likely squash
>>>> our own record, but it will need some time to become official.
>>>> Please find the blog post on the Wiki Loves Monuments blog here:
>>>> Thank you all for making this possible! It was a great journey and I am
>>>> very glad that all your work gets some extra touch this way!
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