[Wiki Loves Monuments] Incorrect ID's in competition photos - what to do?

Андрій Бондаренко bondareandre at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 15:43:56 UTC 2012

OK, thank you. Indeed it is quiet easy to correct ID if the monument is
well-known (as in my first
but much more difficult when it is not. Moreover, sometimes users make
photo of objects that  does not seem to be officially recognized as
heritage monument at all (e.g. this
How should we deal in this case?

Regards, Andrij

2012/9/3 André Costa <lokal_profil at hotmail.com>

> I found that writing a comment in the id field label of the upload wizard
> drastically reduced the number of incorrect id's last year. See e.g.
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Mwe-upwiz-campaigns-wlm-se-bbr-id/en
> So assuming your id's always take a similar format you could just say
> something like "should be numbers and look like XX-XXX-XXXX"
> Andre / Lokal_Profil
> On 3 September 2012 10:41, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru> wrote:
>> On Mon, 3 Sep 2012 12:38:27 +0300, Андрій Бондаренко wrote:
>>> Hi, everyone,
>>> Recently I noticed that some participants do not place ID of a
>>> monument correctly.  For example in this photo [1] ID is  marked as
>>> "Ship_sunk_sev [2]", but it is not correct. Correct number of this
>>> monument (if I dont mistake it is this one [3]) must be 85-002-0003
>>> (according to our list [4]). Imho this participant was too lazy to
>>> find a correct ID and wrote something by hart :)) though most of our
>>> participants are accurate with ID
>>> What is recommended to do in this case?
>> Just to correct an ID. If you notice that one participant systematically
>> fails to provide a correct ID, they may require some explanations on their
>> talk page.
>> Cheers
>> Yaroslav
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З повагою,
Андрій Бондаренко
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