On 17.09.2016 21:52, olatunde olalekan isaac wrote:
Hey Alexander

TL:DR. Please, bare in mind that Common community have policies
regarding copyright which they will never ignore for a contest like
this. Thus, you need not lose your cool and make personal remarks in
accusing reviewers  of intimidating WLM participants. Such assertion
is untrue because we are in this together. We should not pretend that
what we are experiencing now is expected. I agree with Lodewijk that
Wikimedia Commons community is not always easy or fun to work with but
we just have to deal with it. There are thousands of files waiting for
review and there are few regular users patrolling new files or
reviewing them. If a reviewer nominate a file for deletion in a way
you consider inappropriate, try to discuss with the user. The reviewer
could be under stress as at the time they were reviewing the files.
BTW, it's a red flag when username don't seem to match with copyright
information on metadata, thus reviewer may decide to nominate such
files for deletion per our precautionary principle. This is not
uncommon and such actions are usually not considered destructive or
attacks on participant. Alexander, your username is "User:Atsrlin" and
if on your camera metadata, the author is "Merlin" for example,
reviewer may not assume that your real name is Merlin unless you
already state it on your user page or elsewhere because Atsrlin could
mean something totally different in your country and may be
unconnected with Merlin. In reality, you're Alexander  and Merlin is a
different person who may probably come around to raise concerns about
infringement of their copyright in the future.

In our case, the copyright holder was Vera Kalyuzhnaya, and the user was VekaSpb, which any Russian speaker would immediately recognize as "Veka" from Saint Petersburg, and then see that "Veka" is a likely abbreviation from Vera Kalyuzhnaya. Just one question on a Village Pump would be sufficient to establish this.


Wiki Loves Monuments mailing list

Reply via email to