[Wiki Loves Monuments] Idea for WLM app's afterlife

Philip Chang pchang at wikimedia.org
Fri Sep 28 15:56:34 UTC 2012

Yes, and we are updating our DB from the toolserver DB. There seem to be
several issues, and Tomasz Finc or Arthur can summarize them.

In brief, we had to do things in a temporary way in order to meet the

And there were reasons we used our DB instead of the one on toolserver, but
once the contest is over, the traffic will be a lot less.


On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>wrote:

> Hi Philip,
> Maybe I'm wrong here, but as far as I'm aware, the current monument
> database is actually being scraped each night from the wikipedia lists. So
> basically it is a mirror of the lists with a lag up to 24 hours (if
> toolserver works etc). But maybe we're talking about different databases?
> Probably it would be easiest to just use one way or another the Monument
> Database we're running, rather than reinventing the wheel.
> Lodewijk
> 2012/9/28 Philip Chang <pchang at wikimedia.org>
>> Back to Lodewijk's idea of articles and monuments, we unfortunately have
>> an issue with monuments, simply because the database is not maintainable.
>> However, I have wondered about accessing monuments through the Wikipedia
>> pages that list them.
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