[Wiki Loves Monuments] WLM photos are deleted on Commons

Nahid Sultan nahid at wikimedia.org.bd
Sat Sep 17 05:32:17 UTC 2016

Though it seems a bit odd but on a commons perspective it is also a normal procedure. Commons has a huge issue with people finding images online and then uploading them as their own work, so regular contributors on commons can sometimes be overzealous in making sure that people actually have the right to release what they are releasing. That is where the OTRS system comes in. Rather than complaining to the process could you please for once think that this is your project too and everyone in this together?

We, from WLM Bangladesh team have created a work-board/list for such users who have problem with metadata, previously published same image on other media to make sure that they are actually own the copyright. we even created a hand book for reviewers explaining what to look during the review (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:NahidSultan/WLM). So, every reviewer check for those mistakes when reviewing an image then if they found such problematic user they immediately contact them via email or talk page and list them on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:NahidSultan/WLM/possible_copyright_problem.  It works for us.


Nahid Sultan

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From: WikiLovesMonuments <wikilovesmonuments-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org> on behalf of Alexander Tsirlin <altsirlin at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 11:09 AM
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
Subject: Re: [Wiki Loves Monuments] WLM photos are deleted on Commons

Now it is not only about Freedom of Panorama and non-free images.

Here, one Commons user nominates a bunch of excellent photos for
deletion after he sees that the user name does not match the name in
EXIF, even though the connection between the two is pretty obvious. This
deletion request has been closed yesterday, but it still costed me a lot
of time and a long e-mail exchange with the uploader, where I tried to
convince her that everything is fine, and this deletion request was only
a mistake. Yes, just a small mistake, really...

Here, the same user nominates for deletion some photos of a 13th century
cathedral claiming that there is no freedom of panorama. What???!


That's a very systematic course of action against us taking place on
Commons. It would be silly to assume good faith here.


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