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 
( 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
  It works for us.


Nahid Sultan

User:NahidSultan<> on all 
Wikimedia Foundation<>'s 
public wikis

Secretary, Wikimedia 

Twitter: @nahidunlimited<>

From: WikiLovesMonuments <> on 
behalf of Alexander Tsirlin <>
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.


Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list
Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list

Reply via email to