Wait wait ... "approach the old Parliament and look to QR code every PM article" ... that is a whole separate proposal, it's effectively a mini-wiki-town idea. Maybe ok, but that's quite different to the GA one, mainly because it centralizes the inspiration and motivation: "WMAU says prime ministers are important - you volunteer editors should improve the articles about our prime ministers" instead of "If your passion is for prime ministers (or anything else that can be related to a place), getting an article up to scratch can result in a 'prize' of seeing the article promoted in the real world"
We don't need to contrive a plaque place for every existing good article, we can be selective about which will be most effective with plaques. Having scanned the list, I think we could find plenty which would have an effective location to kickstart the project and start getting statistically-valid metrics. Toby On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com>wrote: > Yes, that is what I was thinking. It may be easier to first find the > willing places and then upgrade the articles if necessary. > > > > And it would be useful to kill multiple birds with one stone. Because the > Museum of Democracy at old Parliament House has a permanent exhibition on > the prime ministers: > > > > http://moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/prime-ministers-of-australia-exhibition/ > > > > they might not be amenable to QR plaques (but I guess you never know until > you ask), but on closer inspection, Ballarat Gardens might indeed be the > place to try: > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Ministers_Avenue > > > > because it appears they have busts of all the PMs and (I would imagine) no > easy way to display information about them, so perhaps an ideal opportunity > for QR plaques! > > > > Kerry > > > > > ------------------------------ > > *From:* Gnangarra [mailto:gnanga...@gmail.com] > *Sent:* Monday, 3 February 2014 9:53 AM > *To:* Kerry Raymond; Wikimedia Australia Chapter > *Subject:* Re: [Wikimediaau-l] QR code proposal > > > > The aim is to improve the number of articles of a reasonable standard, > there are many articles that need very little to get them past GA its just > encouraging someone to make that effort. Yes bios are harder to find > suitable places thats why the focus is towards heritage buildings, places, > statues etc many of which are in public type ownership which are easier to > get permissions from. > > Taking the Andrew Fisher article, we could approach the old Parliament and > look to QR code every PM article as they have a hall with limited > information on each > > > > Most people responded happily to a written request. > > running with less increase the cost, the smaller the batch the higher the > costs. > > > > On 3 February 2014 07:31, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I think it's a good idea. > > > > But then I took a quick look at the list of the GA articles for Australia. > Yes, 500+ of them, but an awful lot don't seem to have an obvious "place" > to put a plaque. > > > > > http://tools.wmflabs.org/enwp10/cgi-bin/list2.fcgi?run=yes&projecta=Australia&quality=GA-Class > > > > Just starting with the first on the list > > > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Fisher > > > > where would we put a plaque for him? He's got a couple of memorials in the > UK (where he was born and died) and there is a bust of him in Ballarat (a > city with which he does not appear to have been associated). I think we'd > face a similar problem with many of the GAs being biographies. > > > > Also, in your Freopedia experience, how much time has to go into getting > permission from the owner of the place where we want to put the plaque? > Again, with Freopedia, you were "on the ground" and probably > well-connected. But Australia-wide it's probably going to be "cold-calling" > in a lot of situations. Did you contact people directly yourself or get > introduced by a local historical society or ...? > > > > Also, are there any constraints on the number of plaques in a batch? How > few could we start with? You mention 100 as a trial in the proposal. Is > that the minimum? Or could we run with less? > > > > Kerry > > > ------------------------------ > > *From:* wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org [mailto: > wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] *On Behalf Of *Gnangarra > *Sent:* Sunday, 2 February 2014 7:25 PM > *To:* Wikimedia-au > *Subject:* [Wikimediaau-l] QR code proposal > > > > Hi Everyone > > During todays iirc discussion its was suggested that WMAU would create QR > codes of articles which achieve GA status. This would enable everyone to > participate in the WikiTown format without creating a full project, this > will work especially well for places where you have a connection and can > assist in gaining permission to install the plaque. > > The proposal is at > http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Proposal:QR_codes_GA_articles > > Please join the discussion > > Gideon > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaauemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
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