[Wiki Loves Monuments] Calendars

Paul Selitskas p.selitskas at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 22:02:45 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 12:56 AM, Platonides <platonides at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23/09/12 23:07, Tomasz W. Kozłowski wrote:
>> I'm not saying "no" to descriptions in English, but this /is/ a
>> problem, and we will not be able to translate them into the 37
>> languages used in WLM countries, especially due to technical and
>> financial reasons. If you'd prefer to have the descriptions below the
>> photos, I'll make sure to have them in a bigger font than last year
>> :-))
> Why not? We have people from all those countries. It wouldn't be hard
> that each local team translates the caption of 12 photos to the local
> language.
> It would be nice to have all the local winners translated, but
> translating the captions of 340 photos may be too much. :)
> It's strange, I expected that given the overlap of some languages we
> would have less languages than countries, not more.
>> I am not sure whether adding a link to a winning photo would be useful
>> at all, especially with long filenames or filenames written in
>> non-Latin alphabets (or even in Latin alphabets in countries which use
>> different ones); just imagine how long would typing those from your
>> keyboard take!
> Yes, it could be painful, but providing access to the original files is
> the only way to allow properly reuse of the photos.
> An option would be to link to a central page instead of each of the
> images. «You can view and download the design of this calendar and each
> of the individual photos at
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012_calendar
> »

What's wrong with QR codes? Each sheet in the calendar has two sides
and one stays unused.

>> 3. You cannot buy a copy of the 2012 calendars (I'm quite sure there
>> are no spare copies left at all), and I haven't heard about any plans
>> of selling the 2013s to the public. You'd be able to buy (or get)
>> those from a local chapter if they order more than they really need.
> In summary, ask your local chapter to buy N more calendars for you. :)
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