[Wiki Loves Monuments] Idea for WLM app's afterlife
jane023 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 08:06:17 UTC 2012
I am a bit confused, as the WLM app can be used all year, can't it?
Obviously the application is needed for all the "gray monuments" with no
picture yet, but it should also be used also for the insides of buildings
when we only have the outside, and vice versa.
It would be great to extend the app, but just get rid of all the contest
information, and allow the user to *first* browse the photos already on
commons for those monuments (assuming the monument has more pics with
monument ids). If a monument already has tons of good photos (like the
Eiffel tower), maybe the user will pass on that one, but become interested
in another less popular monument near by,
2012/9/28 Philip Chang <pchang at wikimedia.org>
> 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.
>> 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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>> WikiLovesMonuments at lists.wikimedia.org
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