Grants talk:PEG/Shared Knowledge/Wiki Loves Earth 2014 in Macedonia/Report

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Thank you for this detailed report and for sending it so early!

We have the following comments/questions and would appreciate your response:

  1. Thank you for tracking the number of articles created about natural heritage sites during the competition. It would be great if you continue to track this metric over the next 3 months and provide an update on this discussion page.
  2. Please measure how many photos have been integrated on wiki projects using the glamorous tool. Tracking this metric is very helpful in understanding the impact of the competition. We would appreciate an additional update on this page in 3 months.
  3. It's a great idea to have upload-a-thons and photo walks during future competitions.
  4. We would highly recommend providing more guidelines and tips for photographing natural heritage sites. There were definitely a large number of high quality submissions, but decreasig the number of repeat photos, photos with people, buildings, pets, etc. will increase the probability that the photos will be used on wiki projects.
  5. It sounds like the organizers spent a lot of time answering questions during the competition. Can you create a FAQ page for photo events to avoid having to spend so much time on this in the future?
  6. How many hours did each of the project managers work?

Thank you, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 19:07, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Alex, and thank you for the comments.
  1. Yes, we will continue to track the number of articles created about natural heritage sites over the next 3 months. We'll provide an update on this page in the beginning of September.
  2. About 2% of the photos or 202 photos are integrated on wiki projects. We'll update the measure in the beginning of September.
  3. Great idea indeed.
  4. More guidelines and tips are necessity, as you mention. That is our opinion also, particular after we had to disqualified about four hundred photographs of only one of the competitors. It's pity to take part of the competition, spent time to take and to upload photos, and seen many of them to be disqualified.
    Please see the photo events resource page for photography guidelines and other resources regarding organizing photo competitions.
  5. FAQ page is good idea. Thank you for suggestion.
  6. Each of the project managers worked around 50 to 60 hours. I have to say that there were days with more than 5 hours of work. --Violetova (talk) 20:48, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Report Accepted[edit]

Thank you for your prompt response. We looking forward to an update on photo integration and article metrics in September. Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 22:57, 9 July 2014 (UTC)