[Wiki Loves Monuments] WLM photos are deleted on Commons

Nicolas VIGNERON vigneron.nicolas at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 13:56:48 UTC 2016

2016-09-08 15:41 GMT+02:00 Alexander Tsirlin <altsirlin at gmail.com>:

> For this particular request, it's a bit messy but it seems totally legit
> to me and I don't see the problem who lead you to write this mail. The
> files are not deleted yet, you could still move them to local projects
> (and even if they were deleted, a Commons sysop can still transfer the
> files to local projects).
> There are many technical reasons why I can't transfer files on a daily
> basis. If you want to discuss details or propose a better way of file
> transfer, you are welcome to contact me off-list. When I say that I need
> time until October 31, 2016, it really means that I need this time to do
> things properly.

I understand and I didn't ask for transfer on daily basis (in fact, I even
pointed that it can be done any time by a sysop), that why I support the «
keep on hold » on the deletion request.
I'd like to help but I'm quite busy with WLM FR and other wiki-stuff ;
plus, I don't know at all russian law or ruwp, so I'm afraid I won't be of
much help).

I'm very surprised to hear that you don't have Commons users to help you,
> how and why is that? (for WLM France, except for WMfr staff, nearly all
> members of the team are Commons users or Commons sysop; is this unusual?).
> A short answer is that the majority of Russian-speaking users on Commons
> are either not interested in WLM or not suitable for any useful and
> systematic work (the latest example being one Commons user who botched the
> work of the WLE jury this year by not doing anything and not even replying
> to e-mails, while remaining active on Commons). Remarkably, these Commons
> users are still very good in submitting deletion requests and making damage
> to other projects. I know I should assume good faith, but that's a bit too
> much of it over the years...

Thanks for this very strange but illuminating answer. Sorry to hear about
you bad experience.
I still think that having Commons users on the WLM is useful (and maybe
even mandatory for a succesful WLM), but it seems indeed that your context
is quite peculiar.

Cdlt, ~nicolas
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