[Wiki Loves Monuments] File names and descriptions
Yaroslav M. Blanter
putevod at mccme.ru
Fri Sep 21 16:20:07 UTC 2012
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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