Thanks Nithin and Subhahish :)

Yeah Theo, will plan an innovative project soon, and yeah, won't hesitate
to ping you hereon ;)

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 10:00 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi <
subhash...@cis-india.org> wrote:

> Congrats all the wikipedians who made this great event happen, Kudos!
>
> Best
> On 05-Nov-2012, at 9:58 PM, CherianTinu Abraham wrote:
>
> Great work. Congratulations to all who worked hard behind this.
>
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
>
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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 
>> <arjunar...@gmail.com>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 <arjunar...@gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>
>>
>>> 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!
>>
>> Regards
>> Theo
>>
>>
>> [1]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012_winners
>> [2]
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Outing#Posting_of_personal_information
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