This was a great initiative by such a young group of volunteers - Karthik,
Naveen and everyone involved, a big Thank you and Congratulations, for
getting this done. India desperately needed to be included in WLM, I hope
you can keep up the momentum.

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <>wrote:

> Karthik,
> Thanks for the update. Thanks to you, Naveen and the jury  for all the
> hardwork and perseverance.
> Can you update the (user names/ real names and location of winners on the
> web site?  I am sure that the winners must be eagerly waiting to receive
> the prizes and hope you will have some more updates on the same.

I'm not sure which "web site" you are referring to above - commons? chapter
wiki? Karthik's email mentions the link to each winning picture on commons,
and if you look closely below each picture is a section for "Author".

I'm not sure how familiar you are with WLM. But if you look on the commons
page for the winners[1], a large majority of them are redlinks with next to
no information about real names and locations of photographers. I believe
the competition has more to do with the pictures themselves than the
photographers. Some of the winners created their account for the sole
purpose of uploading the pics, some chose their names, some didn't. It is
their right if they choose to not declare their real name and location.
Putting this information on commons without their permission, can be
tantamount to WP:OUTING[2] and against the Wikimedia privacy policy.

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <>

> Disappointed that there are no user pages or  information on background of
> contributors of winning entries.

Let's try and contain the disappointment, shall we? ;) This was a big
initiative taken by such a young group of volunteers. They deserve to
lauded for their achievement. The information about the individual
photographer is rarely a priority during these initiatives.

> Hope the winners will take  action to update their pages soon so that the
> community knows bit about them and their passion for Photography/monuments
> and their approach towards the contest and also few words about their
> winning entry.

If they choose to mention those details, sure. They don't have to do
anything, like the majority of winners from other countries.

Thanks again guys, and Keep up the good work!


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