Allowing fair use images makes the contest unfair and defeats the purpose
I have given feedback during the last contest that fair use images should not be within the scope of the contest. There were lot of fair use images that were added on Telugu wikipedia, most of which we had to delete after the uploaders failed to fix the problems with license and image info. I got the response that it will be considered for the future contest. The 2022 contest does not seem to have considered it. Will User:Ammarpad and team please look into it. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 04:35, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
- Hi Arjunaraoc, I didn't get your mention apparently because you used incorrect username initially. I am just seeing this now and thanks for the reminder. I will check this more with team and get back to you. – Ammarpad (talk) 10:26, 1 June 2022 (UTC)
Images added via Wikidata
In many cases I add an image to Wikidata, which in many cases ends up in the infobox of the Wikipedia article (not with the EN Wiki and a few other wikis). I cannot add the hashtag in Wikidata. So these contributions cannot participate in the contest? Wouterhagens (talk) 20:10, 31 May 2022 (UTC)
- Short answer, yes contributions on Wikidata are not eligible.
- Long answer now. One of the requirements for eligible image-addition edit is to contain the campaign hashtag in the edit summary. Since it's not possible to add the hashtag on Wikidata then it's not possible to allow participation via Wikidata at least for now. I will bring-up this issue to organizers attention to see if there's a feasibility for this to change (that's to make Wikidata added images eligible for participation). However, even if there are new changes, that will have to start from next year since we have already gone far with this year's preparation to the point we cannot make such big changes to the eligibility rules now. – Ammarpad (talk) 10:16, 1 June 2022 (UTC)