Hi, I made a couple of comments on the talk page of the proposal.
I'd point out that obviously not every GA has an obvious location for a plaque, and obviously those ones wouldn't be a part of this programme. On the other hand, there are plenty of articles, like [[Banksia oligantha]], that could conceivably have multiple plaques across different botanic gardens, for instance. So long as we're not sticking to "every Good Article must have a plaque!", then I think this is a very good idea that's definitely within the chapter's current capacity. Cheers, Craig On 3 February 2014 22:00, <wikimediaau-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: > > Message: 1 > Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:00:40 +1100 > From: Toby Hudson <tob...@gmail.com> > To: Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com>, Wikimedia Australia > Chapter <email@example.com> > Subject: Re: [Wikimediaau-l] QR code proposal > Message-ID: > < > cab2stcb5gfpgcgk0oet-pu_v-qxho9_4_7w_uqhniwu_gz+...@mail.gmail.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" > > But I do agree that it would be nice to work with smaller batches if the > cost is not too much worse. > Toby > > > On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM, 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 > > > >
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