IMHO, the point of the photo walk is not just to get pictures but, also to
ask people to log on to Commons and check it out by themselves so that they
continue uploading pictures etc.
This thread seems so complex that a participant must have felt crippled and
left thinking that Wikipedia (and Commons) is all so complicated and geeky,
it's not my cup of tea.
For the next time, a tiny suggestion: Please resort to simpler techniques
of communication and although that may not result in mass uploads *on the
spot*, give out manuals or DIY cheat sheets so that people can go back home
and look at them again.
Maybe you guys can also keep in touch with these people who came, drop in a
word and ask them if they need help. Some of them may return to your next
meetup and that is how community expands.

Thank you,
Warmly
Noopur

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Vickram Crishna
<vvcris...@radiophony.com>wrote:

> Failure to make the system work efficiently is also a learning exercise.
> Given that we are hoping to make such events happen more frequently and at
> many historically important places across the country, we must work to see
> that wikimedians are enabled to upload images meaningfully, ie with proper
> descriptions, as smoothly as possible. It is unlikely that everyone will
> have access to decent facilities for mass uploading the next time.
>
> Ideally, the availability of offline tools for collating and annotating
> images is needed, so that the tagged pictures can be kept ready in a folder
> for uploading. Then it won't matter if only a single PC can be used for the
> actual uploading, as different wikimedians can collate thier pictures
> individually, and transfer the folder files severally to the designated
> uploader PC for completion. This is important for such group activities,
> which may not have been a need when the original upload tool was designed
> and the rules for uploading set (which were probably designed to control
> spam and other anti-social uploaders, also an important need). This is
> analogous to the problems found while running newbie wikiacademies earlier.
>
> I suggest one or two of the Photowalk people, who worked at understanding
> and solving the problem found yesterday, interact with more geek
> wikimedians who can identify and describe this need as a bug for the
> community to solve, or to solve it directly.
>
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM, nikita belavate <niki8...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Upload on only one single PC was possible at a time.  We tried reaching
>> IRC center, but there was no one online at the IRC center for support.Due
>> to time constraints, we skipped adding descriptions that could be uploaded
>> successfully on their second try. On the first through,Commonist tool, the
>> meta-data was not saved with the images and was erased with an 'unknown
>> error'. So, there are many pictures yet to be uploaded and I will ask the
>> participants to upload them with descriptions.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Nikita.
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 11:14 AM, nikita belavate <niki8...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hii,
>>> Its not any problem with the tool.
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Shrinivasan T 
>>> <tshriniva...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> did you use gthumb to add title and description?
>>>> On Jan 29, 2012 10:07 AM, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>  Thanks for this GN/Srinivasan.
>>>>>
>>>>> Point to note - none of the files uploaded using this script have a
>>>>> description.
>>>>>
>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 23:57:14 +0530
>>>>> From: tshriniva...@gmail.com
>>>>> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Wikipedia Takes Mumbai 2012
>>>>>
>>>>> happy to know that it is useful.
>>>>> the install and readme files explain solving these issues.
>>>>> edit the file to change the default category too.
>>>>> please share if you need any enhancements.
>>>>> thanks.
>>>>> On Jan 28, 2012 8:41 PM, "Nagarjuna G" <nagar...@gnowledge.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Shrinivasan T <
>>>>> tshriniva...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> open the Python file and fill the login details and url for commons.
>>>>> copy the script to the folder where you have the images.
>>>>> run the following command.
>>>>> python mediawiki-uploader.py
>>>>> mail me if you have any issues.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> We tried this script for some folders.  the feedback is as follows:
>>>>>
>>>>> while running the script, it cribbed about missing module poster.  I
>>>>> have installed it using pip. then another missing dependency was
>>>>> python-pyexiv2.  apt-get install python-pyexiv2 took care of this.
>>>>> after that the script ran successfully.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> GN
>>>>>
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