[Wiki Loves Monuments] 2014 contest

Maarten Dammers maarten at mdammers.nl
Sun Jan 12 12:34:30 UTC 2014

Hi Emilio,

Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada schreef op 11-1-2014 20:13:
> Hi all;
> Will we see in 2014 a new edition of WLM? I don't see any coordination 
> messages or pages in Commons.

As pointed out by others we seem to have three pages:
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2014
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2014
* https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Public_Art_2014

In my opinion we should not organize Wiki Loves Monuments in 2014 and 
not even local competitions under that name. Wiki Loves Monuments was 
very successful over the last couple of years and of course people are 
eager to continue with that, but I'm very afraid of the sequel syndrome: 
Each next edition gets worse than the previous one. I'd rather not do it 
this year and maybe do it again in 2015 or 2016. Than everyone who is a 
bit fed up with the project might be up to a new edition.

I'm not even sure if we should do a photo competition this year, we 
don't want to become a one trick movement. If we would do one I would 
opt in for the Earth one, I love public art, but the whole (lack of) 
freedom of panorama is a pain in the ass. Wiki Loves Earth does seem to 
be quite late in the whole organization if you compare it one of the 
previous WLM time lines (like 

One thing I would like is that the language Wikipedia's have "heritage" 
as the writing theme for September 2014.

Something else. All these projects seem to rely on ErfgoedBot. That's 
hosted on the Toolserver and unless someone else takes it over, I'm 
going to let it die with the Toolserver. Might be a bit inconvenient if 
you're in the middle of a photo competition.


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