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Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

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This Picture of the Year vote notification was delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:22, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Native elements[edit]

In June, 2013, you tagged a bunch? slew? passel? of categories for discussion, all relating to native elements. I commented on the silver one, but I am uneasy about necro posting in such an old discussion. Should I post to the other discussions I have thoughts about anyway, or is there something technical that can be done to revitalize the listings/discussions? 02:20, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

I have no idea if there is a proper procedure for commenting on very old CFD's where the comments will be acknowledged in any fashion. If I was going to try to make this work, i would probably be obnoxious and nominate again for discussion (there may be a way to RELIST, i dont know how). There is no harm in commenting at old CFD's, but i dont know if it will do much. if you do anything that works, let me know, and do feel free to renominate and blame me for the idea. i have renominated recently some categories which never got resolved, but since have been emptied, and that seemed to be ok here.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 03:22, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Relisting Categories for Discussion[edit]

Hi, I saw that you had a question about relisting categories. In principle, this is not done while the discussion is still open, even if it is very old and not much discussion has happened. Rather old discussions do get closed, too, but the backlog at COM:CFD is much longer than for COM:DEL, as there aren't very many admins active there. What you can do is add new comments to the old discussion, to attempt to revive the discussion. In the particular case of Category:Over, the old discussion wasn't really that old as far as CFDs go, it was still visible on the CFD main page.

The long backlog and lack of discussion is indeed a problem (as you can see one paragraph above). Maybe we do need a guideline for relisting categories, or some technical way of inviting more discussion. At the moment, though, we don't have it. --rimshottalk 07:34, 28 February 2014 (UTC) -->

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Mercurywoodrose,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

the Picture of the Year committee

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