On Monday 30 January 2012 03:28 AM, Theo10011 wrote:
Looks great Anshuman!
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.
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
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.
The app is rather good actually; very clean, and uses minute amounts
of data for the actual upload - I have a 5 MP camera, and to upload
one image took up some 0.5 MB of data.
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, specially created
for the event. 313 pictures have been uploaded
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.
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.