[Wiki Loves Monuments] Pulled the plug on ErfgoedBot

Jane Darnell jane023 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 11:02:42 UTC 2015

Wow - I didn't know Russavia was still active on Commons, but there you
have it - blocks only are effective at banning relative newbies. I am sorry
to read about your lack of motivation, but frankly, with the direction
things are going in the European Parliament at the moment with FoP I see
bad times ahead for WLM in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. I find
the whole process that Julia Reda has been going through quite upsetting to
watch from the sidelines. Even though I know she has lots of supporters I
have been amazed at the attacks on her judgement, her program, her party,
and her work. In the Wikiverse I have always gravitated to the areas where
I feel my edits are likely to last the longest. I don't want to spend any
effort on things that *might* land in the waste bin when there is so much
to be done that is public domain no matter how hard you try to stuff it
into closed systems. Thus my motivation for WLM this year has dropped
drastically since the publication of the copyright harmonization report.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl>

> Hi,
> I've been running ErfgoedBot [1] since the start of Wiki Loves Monuments.
> ErfgoedBot still runs on old pywikibot compat code that will break soon
> [2]. I could invest time in updating the bot and I have been considering
> doing that for quite some time, but I realized I just don't have the
> motivation for it. Commons has become a toxic place dominated by a small
> group of very vocal users. These users don't seem to accept that Russavia
> is banned and to try to turn everything into "Commons community" vs "WMF"
> battle. I don't identify with that and I don't feel like investing time in
> a project where this behaviour is acceptable.
> Maarten
> [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:ErfgoedBot
> [2]
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-ambassadors/2015-June/001178.html
> _______________________________________________
> Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
> WikiLovesMonuments at lists.wikimedia.org
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikilovesmonuments
> http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikilovesmonuments/attachments/20150628/0347e604/attachment.html>

More information about the WikiLovesMonuments mailing list