[Wiki Loves Monuments] 2014 contest

Ilya Korniyko intracer at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 12:58:19 UTC 2014

If you are not going to support ErfgoedBot, I can take it over

Ilya, one of the organizers of Wiki Loves Earth 2013 in Ukraine

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl>wrote:

> 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 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_
> Monuments_2012/Timeline).
> 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.
> Maarten
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