[Wiki Loves Monuments] [Wlm2013-l] drop off in submissions, banner

Richard Nevell richard.nevell at wikimedia.org.uk
Fri Sep 20 17:35:00 UTC 2013

Ok, it may not have much effect, but is there any harm in trying?

On 20 September 2013 18:32, Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl> wrote:

> Hi Maarten
> Op 20-9-2013 10:59, Maarten Deneckere schreef:
>  I don't think we will gain that much new contributors using a more
>> prominent sitenotice. Most people just ignore it. Just ask friends and
>> family, do they read that message?
>> I organised WLM both in Belgium and South Africa, and I have far better
>> experiences attracting people with a personal approach, eg. real life WLM
>> events, our mailing list, Facebook groups.
> +1 to that. The central notice banner should be part of a broader campaign
> to promote Wiki Loves Monuments. Last couple of years we also had articles
> in magazines, etc. Bit too late for that now I guess...
> Maarten
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