Talk:Wikimedia Australia/GLAM challenge

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The sign-up rules confuse me. Would a theme of "U.S. battleships" or something like that (see my recently expanded articles en:Colorado class battleship and en:North Carolina class battleship (latter is in progress...)) be allowed? Or is it only Australian topics? Ed (talk) 22:36, 27 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes any work can be entered, for the military books we'd prefer to see a connection with Australian War Memorials collection take the USS Maryland from the Colorado Class or USS North Carolina both have images in the AWM collection. These were just quick searches, remember Australia and the US have a long history of military co-operation especially during and since WWII even to the point of naming a vessel the en:USS Canberra after the Australian ship en:HMAS Canberra (D33). quoting from that article ...United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wished to commemorate the loss of HMAS Canberra. He requested than an under-construction American heavy cruiser be renamed as a tribute to her. A Baltimore class cruiser previously designated as USS Pittsburgh was renamed, and was launched as USS Canberra on 19 April 1943. The ship was launched by Lady Alice C. Dixon, the wife of Sir Owen Dixon, Australia's ambassador to the United States, and is the only United States warship to be named after a foreign city. Gnangarra 02:02, 28 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Awesome, I'll be looking into the AWM. I've only gone there once, but they seem to have some good photos there as I am now going through it. :-) And being a WWII Pacific naval war buff, I certainly know about both Canberras and the cooperation between the U.S. and Australia. Australia also provided much assistance to the U.S. (and the Dutch, for that matter) during the Dutch East Indies campaign. Ed (talk) 05:26, 28 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dont forget to add your name to Wikimedia Australia/GLAM challenge#Entrants list and create a subpage link. Gnangarra 10:13, 28 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You'll have to amend the rules for Ed because the rules said that registration closed on Jul 24 Blnguyen 07:49, 31 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah will do, thought we'd attract more enterant with the extra prizes that have become available Gnangarra 02:09, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Whoops, missed that. Apologies. Also, I think that the problem is/was that not many people know/knew about this contest; I stumbled across it entirely by accident myself. Ed (talk) 06:37, 6 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is it necessary to link every single diff for multiple articles. The history sort of just speaks for itself. Blnguyen 01:32, 6 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I should've entered twice with two entries themes as I had two sets of stuff lying about. Blnguyen 07:50, 31 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks to Gnangarra, WMA, and the sponsors for organising this Blnguyen 05:22, 17 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]