Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know about some experimental outreach we have planned for today's solar eclipse, which will be partially visible from parts of the Americas, as well as spots in Asia, Africa, and Western Europe.
We put together a blog post <https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/08/18/solar-eclipse/>  and infographic <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:August_2017_solar_eclipse_-_upload_to_Commons_infographic.png>  to encourage photographers of the upcoming solar eclipse <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_21,_2017>  to upload them to Commons. This request was placed on the Village Pump  last week. We're planning to publicize the blog post on our social media channels today, and the only *specific* outreach we have planned is to encourage people who post high-quality photos on those platforms to upload them to Commons. We're deliberately limiting our push so we don't flood Commons with poor-quality photos, and/or make life difficult for anyone. Please feel free to use the infographic  to reach out to photographers, and let us know if you have any comments or concerns with anything. We'd love to work with you all on improvements as needed. This is definitely an experiment, and your feedback will help us figure out if we'll want to repeat it for other (perhaps more global) events.  We are also going to collect some basic metrics and will send them out once we assess today's experiment. Thank you! Mel  Featuring an interview with Wikimedia Commons user: Juliancolton, the post details how to take eclipse photos and how to upload them to Commons https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/08/18/solar-eclipse/  English: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:August_2017_solar_eclipse_-_upload_to_Commons_infographic.png Spanish: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:August_2017_solar_eclipse_-_upload_to_Commons_infographic_-_es.png  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_21,_2017  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Eclipse_photography  If this works, we would love to help make templates or encourage photographers to upload in the future. Please let us know what events might work with this approach. -- Melody Kramer <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:MKramer_(WMF)> Senior Audience Development Manager Read a random featured article from Wikipedia! <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:RandomInCategory/Featured_articles> mkra...@wikimedia.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>