[Wiki Loves Monuments] [Wikilovesearth] acute problems with the WLX jury tool during WLE-2016

Gnangarra gnangarra at wikimedia.org.au
Mon Aug 1 02:02:28 UTC 2016

I attempted to use the tools on a number of occassions but eventually gave
up as I couldnt get the dtat past round 1 ended up bringing all our jurours
into one place then just adding and subtracting a category on commons until
we had down to final set

On 31 July 2016 at 22:33, Ilario Valdelli <ilario.valdelli at wikimedia.ch>

> Hi Alexander,
> I used Ilya's tool this year for first time and I was limited by some
> functionalities, but I survived.
> In my opinion a lot of problems are generated by operational problems
> (server availability and delays) which are really minor problems in my
> opinion.
> I used other tools in the past and had similar problems because the
> hosting solution did not assure the scalability and the resources were
> limited.
> I really suggest to focus in a singles solution instead of looking in
> alternatives.
> Any software, even if good, can have problem if hosted in a limited
> hosting provider.
> FYI I started anytime a trial round to check the configuration and
> afterwards a valid round as soon I was sure to set correctly any
> configuration. This is a workaround but a workaround is needed in any
> critical mission.
> If a selection is run in the last days, we are in this case in a mission
> critical situation, and the tool cannot assure to solve any kind of
> problems.
> I will be sure that Ilya will set a tool and will assure a good level of
> service.
> Kind regards
> In data 31/Lug/2016 15.55.23, Alexander Tsirlin ha scritto:
> We had very bad experience with using the WLX jury tool this year. I
> described it at length here:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:WLX_Jury_Tool
> Several possible solutions are also mentioned on that page. I would like
> to hear your opinion about this situation. Could anyone help Ilya with
> developing and maintaining the jury tool, and make sure that it works at
> it should work?
> If we are planning to meet a very sharp deadline of October 25 for WLM
> photos, the jury tool should work absolutely smoothly, and user support
> has to be very prompt. Or it would be good to know already now that we
> can't rely on the jury tool, and alternative solutions should be
> searched for.
> Sincerely,
> Alexander
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