[Wiki Loves Monuments] [Wikimedia-l] Wiki Loves Monuments in Italy largely blocked by WMF fundraising

Andrea Zanni zanni.andrea84 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 09:54:55 UTC 2015

The only thing I can say is that FR claims September is the best month,
in Italy, for during fundraising.
They probably have their data to support this claim, and I personally
believe it's true.

The fact there is a conflict with WLM and the consequence of running the
banner anyway is a matter of priority (from the WMF, from the larger
Same as you, I wish we could discuss these things openly and with proper


On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Nicu Buculei <nicubunu at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/19/15, Andrea Zanni wrote:
> >
> > This year the conflict is on the whole month of September, and WLM in
> Italy
> > will definitely suffer (as it does also in normal conditions ;-).
> > This is a pity because:
> > * FR decided to use September months ago, and they are now in a rush and
> > cannot really change their plans
> > * WMIT decided to run WLM on September months ago as well, as it has done
> > for the past 4 years. WMIT also declared his plans on WLM in the FDC
> > appplication, reviewed in May. Knowing also that last year there was the
> > same issue, it's fair to say, I hope, that from WMIT part there was no
> lack
> > of communication.
> Correction: WMIT didn't decide to run WLM on September, they run it in
> September because it runs *worldwide* in September. There's no other
> time period when it can happen.
> In an ideal world, FR would have made the simple check to learn if
> there is something else happening in their desired time slot. Even if
> WLMIT would not happen this year, the FR banner would hurt WLM,
> because people from IT can participate to WLM in different other
> countries.
> --
> nicu :: http://photoblog.nicubunu.ro/
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