Just to add to what Konarak and Ashwin said, I am guilty as charged. We
kept the Category:Ahmedabad_1 to avoid flooding the popular category. It
was decided to serve as the ''maintenance category'' but none of us really
got around to transferring images to the Ahmedabad category or cleaning up.
There are several reasons for this:

1) People started using images from Ahmedabad_1 soon after the event to
make Ahmedabad articles. So, the attention was diverted there.

2) Personally, I was unclear as to whether all these images had to be
migrated because of course some are repetitive and redundant. But, I/We are
no one to judge whose image stays or goes.

3) Since then and since the Tamil Wikimedia contest I have been
contemplating on things:
How can we minimize and optimize image uploads? Can we set parameters in
the contest format so that everyone can contribute but its more diverse in
terms of results? Maybe we should generate a more exhaustive list of items?
Also, are there guidelines for maintenance that we can make (5-7 points) so
that the organizers can follow that up too (just in case they aren't aware
or don't know how to)?

Do let me know what you guys think!
Regards
Noopur

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Konarak Ratnakar <konarak...@live.com>wrote:

>  Agreed, I wasn't involved in editing until the Ahmedabad photowalk
> happened, else I'd have helped.
> I suggest we should segregate the photos in sub categories, while keeping
> track of those identical images that should be deleted.
>
> Konarak Ratnakar | kondi
> ------------------------------
> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:09:10 +0530
> From: ashwin.bain...@gmail.com
> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Lesson from the past: Photowalks and other
> events
>
>
> Yes, Konark. But I do not want to point figures to one event. In my view
> all events are culprits.
>
> Imagine the problem of processing 15K images of the Tamil contest - I
> shudder to think!
>
> Suggestion : No image should be considered eligible for competition till
> it is uploaded with :
> * proper description.
> * suggested/recommended article for image use or for creation.
> * proper categorisation in Commons.
>
> Have volunteers available to help photographers. The photothon should end
> in an uploading function where volunteers help in these aspects.
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Ashwin Baindur
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM, Konarak Ratnakar <konarak...@live.com>wrote:
>
>  The question just got asked when I was about to ask it.
>
> The problem is that the organisers end their activities with the upload of
> hundreds of images. The cleanup is expected to be done by un-named, unknown
> others. The encyclopedic value of the images that the people took in the
> photothon never get realised.
>
>
> The organisers of any photothon must realise that the photothon should end
> only after the Juice is squeezed out of each image. Better to have 50 good
> images, catalogued and embellishing articles than thousands "[[waiting for
> Godot]]".
>
>
> Take a look at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ahmedabad_1 you're
> talking about something like this, right Ashwin?
>
> Konarak Ratnakar | kondi
>
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