[Wiki Loves Monuments] Advice about what to do with a troll? participant

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 15 07:28:30 UTC 2012

well sounds like a job for openstreetmap, the germans map every single
lightpost, so i would say if they have geotags, keep them and put them
on osm.

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Racso <racso at colombia.com> wrote:
> I'm having a bit of trouble with a really weird (troll?) participant. He has
> uploaded some valid photos to the contest, but also lots of really weird and
> invalid stuff (for example, a photograph of a dead rat found in a park [the
> park is a monument, so let's take some close-up details of it!]). His last
> gift was this golden collection:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N33.jpg
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N35.jpg
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N39.jpg
> (Try changing the two-digits number of the filename with other numbers to
> see even more columns :D [or just check this out:
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:ListFiles/Ivan_Tunja;
> look for the "NXX.jpg" filenames])
> Apparently, this time he is moving around the inside of an area surrounded
> by some kind of fence and taking photos to each column the fence has. I
> can't even know if the columns are part of a valid monument because I cannot
> see what is behind the photographer (inside the fence); and even if they
> are, I think this is just irrational and not useful at all!
> What do you think I should do? Nothing? Disqualify the images? Let them stay
> until the end of september and then filter them? I don't feel comfortable
> knowing that about 10% of the contest valid images are photos of almost
> equal columns :S ("Hey, check out Colombia cultural heritage! Yep, columns!
> [And dead rats!]"). Also, I'm getting tired of following this guy's
> contribution to filter the non-useful, even offensive pictures (I won't
> allow the rat image to reach the judges!). I think that, while the rules
> don't state that uploading dozens of almost equal photos is invalid, this
> guy is clearly stretching the spirit of the competition.
> Any advice of how to deal with this kind of behaviour will be really
> appreciated. If you think that I'm wrong and I should let him be happy and
> participate with his images, tell me so; It will also be appreciated.
> Racso
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