On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:19 AM, Achal Prabhala <aprabh...@gmail.com>wrote:

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> On Monday 30 January 2012 03:28 AM, Theo10011 wrote:
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> Looks great Anshuman!
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>  My best wishes to you and the Mumbai community!
>
>  I wish we could figure out an easier way to upload, possibly direct
> mobile uploads to common for events like this. I know it would be a
> gold-mine for participation when it comes to events like this.
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> For anyone who'd like to send images to commons directly from your android
> camera phone, there is an app that does exactly this - I've used it to send
> images directly from my phone to commons; it's simple, easy-to-use and
> extremely useful:
> https://market.android.com/details?id=nl.michiel1972.main
>

Achal, this is great! It will help such events enormously, as many of the
users will be able to perform 'instant uploads' - Photowalks can be
organised with regular breaks to allow successive images to be populated
with metadata.

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> (Other than this android app, there appears to be an IPhone app under
> development: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WikiSnaps)
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>  Regards
> Theo
>
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM, Anshuman Fotedar <
> anshuman.fote...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Greetings!  This is a short note on Wikipedia Takes Mumbai II.  Forty
>> people turned up near the Oval Maidan at Churchgate at 8 am yesterday. The
>> landmarks that were photographed included the Babulnath Temple, Nehru
>> Science Centre, Opera House, St Thomas Cathedral, INS Vikrant and Yazdani
>> Bakery. After the photos had been clicked many of the participants
>> proceeded to Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR where they were
>> shown how to upload to Commons using both the usual upload process and by
>> using the mediawiki-uploader mass upload script.
>>
>> Nikita Belavate and Karthik Nadar put in a lot of work into the event.
>> They helped many people contribute to the Commons while having a good time,
>> and they deserve praise for making all of this happen.
>>
>> Our heartfelt gratitude to Pranav Curumsey, Vickram Crishna, Dr
>> Nagarjuna, Noopur Raval and Moksh Juneja for all the help and mentoring.
>> Thanks to Shrinivasan T for mediawiki-uploader :) And apologies if I missed
>> anyone out.
>>
>> Do visit our maintenance category 
>> WTM<http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:WTM>,
>> specially created for the event. 313 pictures have been uploaded so far.
>>
>> Sincerely
>> Anshuman Fotedar
>>
>> PS:
>>
>> 1.
>> During the photowalk, some of the participants who were taking pictures
>> of Bombay House were interrupted by private security personnel and asked to
>> handover their cameras so that the pictures could be removed. Pranav
>> and Aditya Sengupta, who were among them, peacefully put forth the fact
>> that they were not not breaking any laws by photographing the structure
>> from the outside since it was not a legally protected one. They were
>> standing on the road, and not trespassing. To resolve the matter, Aditya,
>> Pranav and Krutikaa Jawanjal accompanied the security personnel to the
>> police station where they explained that they were within their rights to
>> do what they did, and that citizens of the country need not take prior
>> permission to take exterior photographs of private property that was not
>> accorded legal protection. The PSI on duty made a noting in his station
>> diary and informed us that Bombay House has security fears, which is why
>> one should speak to their bosses before taking pictures, but agreed with
>> them per se that there is no law that prohibits people from taking pictures
>> there.
>>
>>  2.
>> The group that went to Bombay House (and subsequently to Yazdani Bakery,
>> St. Thomas Cathedral) and other places  was delayed owing to the incident
>> at Bombay House and discovered serendipitously that entry to INS Vikrant
>> was open. Covering Vikrant took a while, adding to the delay. Consequently
>> they (this includes me) never reached HBCSE but uploaded from home
>> instead. Although we did get several good contributions from the
>> participants in this group as well, I do recognise that it may have been
>> nice if we could have joined in with the participants who uploaded together
>> at HBCSE. I apologise.
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