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

Platonides platonides at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 21:34:06 UTC 2012

On 03/09/12 20:55, Racso wrote:
> 2012/9/3 André Costa:
>     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"
> I'd like to do this to the colombian wizard. Can someone who can
> edit https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Mwe-upwiz-campaigns-wlm-co-id/es help
> me with that? The new text would be "Código del monumento (ver las
> listas; son 5 dígitos: XX-XXX)".
> Thanks.

Note that some people will make up the identifiers. People making a
honest mistake in the id lead to errors simple to fix. The most common
'mistake' last year was people providing "XX-XXX - XXXX" instead of
"XX-XXX-XXXX" (the way we expected it). Very simple to fix, it was even
coded in the bot.
OTOH people who made up identifiers led to unfixable entries. I asked
some about the list they took the identifier from (hey, maybe they even
found a new heritage monuments list?). No answer, of course.

This year I used in the examples a fake id made up from consecutive
digits, but also ensuring there was no monument with that id assigned,
to easily spot fraudsters. Well, or simply dumb people :P

Racso, if you don't have such id, I'd use instead "(ver las listas, por
ejemplo: 12-345)". You provide the id format with an example, and people
just wanting to bypass the form get an identifier to pass it (which we
can automately disqualify).


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