[Wiki Loves Monuments] Thinking about the future
werespielchequers at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 09:41:47 UTC 2013
I'm with Ilario on this. This year we had about fifty countries
participate, but there are many more which could take part in a "natural"
features event. Take Georgia for example, like most ex-soviet states it has
a non-commercial freedom of panorama, and very few old monuments in the
cities where people live. The soviets destroyed pre soviet monuments and
most Soviet era monuments have been melted for scrap. Compared to the UK
there sometimes isn't so much that is unambiguously out of copyright and
nothing modern can be used.
We also have new technology out there, lots of people could take videos of
waterfalls, waves on a beach or even timelapse photos of a mountain snowcap
through a winter. We could run a global event that focussed on that.
WLM could skip a year or it could focus on local events, we in the UK are
considering looking at our gaps, and targeting our wiki takes events at
towns where we have poor or low quality coverage of their listed buildings.
Yes WLM has brought us some good images of buildings we previously only had
poor quality images for. It has also brought us images of buildings that we
didn't have any images for. But an awful lot of it has been additional
shots of buildings that already have large categories - and that isn't
going to give much improvement to Wikipedia.
On 27 September 2013 09:21, Ilario Valdelli <valdelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> Honestly I would suggest a competition which will not face copyright
> A Wiki Loves Earth will give less problems than a Wiki Loves Arts. I don't
> remember that animals or plants can ask for fee or for copyrights or for
> Some countries like Italy, for instance, will have to do a lot of
> preliminary work to know if they can participate in a Wiki Loves Art.
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:17 AM, Àlex Hinojo <alexhinojo at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I do agree with Lodewijk. Once the contest is finished, we need to have
>> some calmed discussion on what do we want 2014 to be. Some contests have
>> raisen up and we all have pro/cons feelings and experiences.
>> Some options have already been raised. We could also use some of the
>> program evaluation techniques in order to make a deep avaluation on the
>> project. Sarah, can you help on this?
>> Regarding the Wiki Loves Public Art, I do agree that a wider Wiki Loves
>> Art concept could be a great idea.
>> So should we stat this debate formally in some wiki page once the contest
>> has finished?
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