[Wiki Loves Monuments] File names and descriptions

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Fri Sep 21 16:20:07 UTC 2012

Dear all,

I noticed while categorizing images which were submitted for WLM 2012 
Russia that almost all users (with the exception of the experienced 
Commons uploaders) do not use the description field nor the name field 

There are three common patterns:

1) (Minimalistic) The description field is not used, the name field is 
the official name of the monument (copied from some list, in Russian). 
If there are several photos of the same monument, an extra dot between 
.jpg (so that the name is xxx..jpg) or numbers at the end are used.

2) The description is still not used, and the name becomes the 
description: for instance (in Russian) Trinity Church, village of xxx, 
yyy district, zzz oblast, well preserved, a very nice view from the bank 
of the qqq River..jpg

3) The name is used, typically as in 1), but they copy extended texts 
to the description (typically taken from some other internet resource).

Nobody categorizes images of course.

All of these patterns in my estimate are above 95% of the uploads.

Is it just Russia, or do other countries show similar patterns?


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