Commons:Picture of the Year/2012/Timeline

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  Picture of the Year 2012
   The Seventh Annual Wikimedia Commons POTY Contest

Thanks for your participation! The 2012 winners have been announced!

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Introduction & dates
Voting eligibility · FAQ

Round 1: Galleries
Round 2: Finalists · Results

Organising committee
Rules · Translations · Discussion


A chronological „Who does what at which time“. If you contributed to POTY or intend to (except translations, donating images and minor fixes), feel free to add what you did/will do here. This page should, one day, sufficiently answer the question „What does the POTY committee?“
Date Event Notes
2012-01-01 00:00 All featured pictures from 2012 will be candidates in POTY 2012. Not sure about file sets.
2012-11-01 00:00 Beria created the galleries and categorized the files. Mono created Commons:Picture of the Year/2012. Doodle survey when to meet in IRC.
2012-12-28 16:00 Meeting at wikimedia-commons-poty
2012-12-28 18:30 Call for translations at MediaWiki:Sitenotice
2013-01-01 00:00 Updating galleries adding 2012-12 FPs Beria did this.
2013-01-01 00:00 Checking galleries Everyone is invited helping with this task. Are all FPs listed? Are wrong candidates listed? Are they in the correct category?
2013-01-15 03:55 Creating voting pages and afterwards enabling abuse filters: 96, 77. Protecting all vote pages using the title blacklist User:Rillke did this.
2013-01-16 00:00 Protecting all galleries using the title blacklist at Wikimedia Commons. User:Rillke did this.
2013-01-16 00:00 Start round 1 of POTY 2012. Testing period. ✓ Done: Remove blacklist protection of voting pages. ✓ Done: Keep the gallery protection. ✓ Done: Change {{POTY2012/state}} to duringR1 and {{POTY2012/date}} to 2013-01-30T23:59:59Z.
Only local banners at Commons inviting to vote. Please don't announce this broadly: No banners, no forum threads, no watchlist notes.
2013-01-19 00:00 Round 1 of POTY 2012.
2013-01-30 23:59 End round 1 of POTY 2012 Set {{POTY2012/state}} to afterR1. Unprotecting galleries. Protecting all vote pages using the title blacklist. WHO'll do this?
2013-02-01 00:00 Counting R1 votes User:Kalan's tool will presumably do this.
2013-02-02 00:00 Creating galleries for the finalists of POTY 2012
2013-02-07 00:00 Start round 2 „The final“ of POTY 2012
2013-02-14 23:59 End round 2 of POTY 2012
2013-02-15 00:00 Determination of the winner