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Red Pins

Do you only want photographs of "Red Pin" monuments? 23:02, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

I assume with Red Pin you means monuments without a picture. And no, all pictures of monuments are welcome. It might be nice, if there are already pictures of the monument itself to focus a bit more on details, or view from another site. If allowed by the site, interior pictures are also welcome. Al those pictures can then be used to illustrate an article about the monument. Akoopal (talk) 07:52, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
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How does this plant effects Vicksburg, MS 02:59, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

How to copy image uploaded in Commons to WLM?

Sachin12kumar (talk) 03:37, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Im looking for free printable pictures of the first printer press made by johanes Glutenberg? 15:58, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Check Category:Johannes Gutenberg, but his original printing press probably doesn't exist anymore, and thus is unlikely to be covered in Wiki Loves Monuments. Smallbones (talk) 16:14, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
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Media:p 23:01, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

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upload photo from file 02:49, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, what is your question? —Mono 13:55, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
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Confirmation of photo submission?

I am wondering how I can confirm that my photo was successfully uploaded for the "Wiki Loves Monuments" contest? Thanks! Birmsa (talk) 17:50, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

You can chek your uploads here! --— D Y O L F 77Nuvola apps kmail.png[Talk] 18:05, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

When will uploads show on the map? I uploaded quite a few photos of the MS Delta (38751) this afternoon and am wondering when I'll be able to see them on the map. Waiting for those red cameras to turn to green signs.



It may take a few days or weeks. —Mono 23:36, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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Not on list

Nbrown905 (talk) 19:46, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

It may take a few days or weeks. Thanks for uploading! —Mono 20:47, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
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Some of our local NRHP sites don't appear on your map. Can we still use the website or Android app to upload the pictures? 00:02, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, you can, if you have the numerical NRHP ID. Upload your photos by clicking here and type it in when it asks for it. —Mono 17:26, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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Next button not functioning at Describe

Hey I click "next" button after writing all the details about my pic. Nothing happens. Help

Vikas.chandra (talk) 16:43, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Please try again. —Mono 17:24, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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File size

What file size should the images be limited to?

Is there a maximum limit or preferred limit to resolution size?

What file format is preferred?

2600:1003:B028:6C87:0:0:0:103 18:18, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Please give us the highest resolution version of the photo you took. There is no maximum limit. The bigger, the better. JPEG is the recommended file format. —Mono 23:31, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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Please explain why your list does not include more monuments and Historic Landmarks to take photos of in the NORTH EAST region of the USA (BOSTON, CAMBRIDGE...).

Besides being great fun (thanks for that !), doesn't this contest mainly exist to illustrate WIKIPEDIA entries with the best possible photographs ? Does this mean that whatever photo already exist for places NOT mentioned in your list are deemed satisfactory ?

Thank you !

The lists of monuments used in this contest are all official lists. In the U.S. the lists are from the National Register of Historic Places. You may photograph and upload photos of any of the sites on these lists, but we especially love photos of those sites where we haven't had a photo before. Better photos of sites where we did already have photos are also appreciated, and may be used in articles or tables on Wikipedia. If there are sites that are not on the lists that you wish to photograph, please do and upload load them with the regular upload wizard. Those photos will be appreciated, but will not be a part of the contest. Smallbones (talk) 15:13, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
The planning has already been done for this year, but perhaps next year there should be an event looking for Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in places. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:31, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
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upload photo to "Wiki Loves Monuments"

(Question transferred from Commons:Help desk)

I went to the Wiki Loves Monuments project and went to the "Find a monument to photograph" page to find one to shoot nearby. I found one with a white pin that needed a photo and I went out and got the shot to upload, clicked on the white pin and followed the instructions to upload the photo which BTW is location ID 97001497. I know my photo went somewhere, but after some research I found it landed in Wikimedia Commons (although I started in Wikipedia) and the white pin where I thought I was uploading the photo is still white now, 2 days later. Am I missing something here? Or does it just take longer than I expected for such content to find its home? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ceh2624 (talk • contribs) 21:49, 28 August 2013‎ (UTC)

Bank of Pilot Mountain
The only thing that you are missing is that the contest starts on September 1. All the photos are uploaded to Commons, which is the sister site of Wikipedia. The white pins will not likely be updated during the contest. I could be wrong on this, but it looks like it would be a huge amount of work. I've put the photo into the right list on Wikipedia. In general, during the contest, I expect the placement of new pix into Wikipedia might take anywhere between 2 days and a week, but there are no guarantees on this. BTW, it's a very nice photo! Best of luck in the forthcoming contest! Smallbones (talk) 00:40, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


Thanks Smallbones! I will be taking a load of area photos starting with the three day weekend.

Cheers Charles

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Jumped the gun

Jump the gun again? Knowing the contest started on September 1 and seeing no reference to a specific time zone, I arrived at a logical assumption that the contest started at 00:00 UTC. On Sept. 1 at 01:24 UTC I added three photos to be entered into the contest. Was that too early? I ask that because those photos are not included in the list of photos entered. They are for location ID 83001881. --Ceh2624 (talk) 03:35, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

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New York monuments

I've tried to used your "Find a Monument" page in both the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers and find that there seem to be no monuments listed for New York. Clicking the New York box results in nothing happening. Other states work OK. Am I missing something?

Whoops! I'll make sure the right people know about this. For now try National Register of Historic Places listings in New York on Wikipedia and click the county you're interested in. Or, as a short cut, try List of RHPs in NY or List of RHPs in NYC BTW you can sign your posts by typing ~~~~ Smallbones (talk) 17:16, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
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Not in ASI Website

Can't I upload a photo Which is not in Archaeological Survey of India Website or Wiki Page as u listed.Svpnikhil (talk) 14:38, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

In general Wiki Loves Monuments photos need to be on one of the official lists provided by the organizers. But you can upload any photo that you've taken directly to Commons, outside of the WLM contest. Just click the "Upload file" link in the column on the left of this page (or any page in Commons). Please be prepared to describe the photo, its location and significance. You'll need to select a free license (CC-BY-SA will do just fine). We'd love to have your photo, but if it's not on the official list it cannot be in the WLM contest. Smallbones (talk) 00:44, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

There is a Historical tower named Jinnah Tower in our city which is not in list. How can I list it in Official List.Svpnikhil (talk) 12:24, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

I am not familiar with the contest in India, but to get the monument in the “official” list, I guess you have to contact whoever is conducting the Archaeological Survey of India. Wiki Loves Monuments is just reproducing those lists. --Alex (talk) 20:45, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
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Wikimedia Commons

If I uploaded a photo through the normal Wikimedia Commons upload but want to enter it in the Wiki Loves Monuments also, what should I do now? Note - I submitted this question on the Wiki Loves Monuments question submittal form and received an email back saying to check for a feedback at - but my browser says this website is unavailable. --Mjrmtg (talk) 20:37, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

The website is back up and running after a brief break - it must be getting tired with so many photos uploaded! Ask there now, different countries may have different policies on this, but you'll almost certainly need the NRHP reference number, which you can get on the site's map, and a couple of Commons categories to place in the file. Smallbones (talk) 00:48, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Hello Mjrmtg, The criteria for participation is that it is uploaded in September, contains this template, if it is a monument in the USA (it would have {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2013|us}}) and also contains a second template for identifying the monument (for the USA is that Template:NRHP). Romaine (talk) 18:19, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you both for your information :) --Mjrmtg (talk) 20:07, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Btw, the last criteria is that it must be uploaded in september, so you can't have pictures uploaded earlier participate. Akoopal (talk) 09:39, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
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Last date of submissions

Greetings! I would like to know what would be the last date for submitting an image in order to enter the contest.

The competition runs the month of september, so last day is september 30. Akoopal (talk) 09:36, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
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Available Monuments

I'm a little confused on what monuments can be photographed! According to the availablle map, there are MANY more monuments that are not listed. For Example: I live in the Texas Hill Country, northwest of San Antonio, and there are numerous places, or monuments that are not listed, for example, there is an old railroad tressel near Comfort Texas that is no longer in use. It was actually used in the film, "The Newton Boys, ( May I photograph something like this? It is definitely classified as a "Historical Landmark"! Thanks for your time! Jim Peterson Email address,

Feel free to photograph any landmark you'd like, and upload the photos using the "upload file" link in the left hand column if they are not on the official list for this contest. WLM uses the National Register of Historic Places for the US, and there are many landmarks and monuments that are not listed by the NRHP, but it's a very good place to start! I've noticed that all 10 of the NRHP sites in Kendall County are already illustrated, but if you can get better photos, that would be wonderful. For Bexar County, see National Register of Historic Places listings in Bexar County, Texas there are 39 sites that need photos. We really need photographers in Texas! Only about half of the 3,143 NRHP sites have been illustrated. Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to photograph the other 1,570 sites! Smallbones (talk) 14:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
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This is Gautam and I just wanted to know if people from India can also participate.

Thank you,


Yes that is possible. You can find all information to participate in India here. Greets, Basvb (talk) 11:41, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. Now I am having problems with uploading. I am using Internet Explorer and after I upload the file, I am unable to find the "Next" ooption.

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"New" photos of places that no longer exist.

While it's nice to have a photo contest for monuments that currently exist, the contest seems to exclude deserving subjects that no longer exist but still have historical significance.

The contest judging criteria considers three areas. Technical excellence, Originality and creativity and Encyclopedic value for Wikipedia. Sadly, there is a barrier to taking photos of places that don't exist anymore and that is that they no longer exist. The only alternative is to submit a photo taken when the subject was still in existence, which presents the problem of whether or not a photo is worthy of submission since photos taken at a previous time could not anticipate being taken for the purpose of being entered into a contest and yet have merit. Photos taken for the purpose of contest entry have a distinct advantage over "best available photos".

What I'm getting at is this: I Photoshopped a 60 year old daytime picture of a Drive-In theater to create a photo of what the Drive-In would look like at night. It required a lot of alteration and creativity and it turned out great! I wasn't alive 60 years ago to take the original photo which is now in the Public Domain, but it is, essentially, a new photo. I have never seen a photo of this famous and spectacular "monument" showing the neon signage glowing in original colors as all existing photos were either shot in black and white or taken in daylight.

I would like to enter this photo in the contest since it embodies all three essential criteria but I'm not sure that it would not be disqualified by a strict application of some rule.

Please advise..... Thanks!

Please upload the photo - it sounds great, but it won't be included in the contest itself. Just upload using the "upload file" link in the left hand column. The rule is that for the contest you can only upload photos that you've taken yourself. Every contest has some limits, but we're sorry that our limits exclude your photo. Commons does not exclude your photo, however. Smallbones (talk) 10:11, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
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uploaded photos in the common upload instead of under the Momuments Page? how to transfer them

I uploaded few photos in the common section , is there any way to move them to the Monument Section? Also in the common section there is no options to provide the ASI number.

Please help me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Viswanath (talk • contribs) 20:35, 7. Sep. 2013 (UTC)

I am not sure whether or not I got your question right, but adding {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2013|in}} and {{ASI Monument|xxx}} to the photos’ description page might help. --Alex (talk) 20:55, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick response. As suggested, i have added the ASI monument number to the description of my uploaded images. Will this help and my photos will be considered for the Monuments contest? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Viswanath (talk • contribs) 08:28, 8. Sep. 2013 (UTC)

No, this helps to identify the photo as a photo of a monument (in India). Which is one of the criterias for Wiki Loves Monuments. The others are that it is your own work and that you have uploaded it in September. To indicate that your photo should take part in Wiki Loves Monuments you also have to add the {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2013}} template. --Alex (talk) 08:43, 8 September 2013 (UTC) PS: You might want to have a look at meta:Help:Signature.
To be clear, a picture likeFile:Thrones in Airavatesvara Temple,Tharasuram.JPG does how satisfy all criteria to participate. Akoopal (talk) 08:50, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
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uploaded contest photo needs email address

I participated in the Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn event at the Brooklyn Public Library. I uploaded a photo of the parachute jump in Coney Island and got a message that you needed my email address. I tried to go back to re-enter my email address but could not figure out how to do it.

Go to preferences on the top right. In the first tab (User Profile) in the bottom, make sure that an e-mail address is there (also important if you ever need to reset your password), and make sure the first option 'Enable email from other users' is selected. BTW, this e-mail address is not shown to others, if people mail you via this address, only if you choose to reply, they see your e-mail address. Akoopal (talk) 11:41, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
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map links hacked??

The map link for NC takes me to IL; SC link leads to FL, the rest of the states are just as random.

Works fine for me. Try using a different browser. —Mono 03:14, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
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unable to upload

I'm unable to upload images through the WLM page for Canada. I can upload pictures, but it never shows me the 'next' button. I don't have this problem with the regular upload wizard. Thanks. Fungus Guy (talk) 17:25, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Well, now I am having problems with Upload Wizard as well. Can select media to share, but again, no 'next' button. Does wiki not like Safari? (I miss Firefox...) Fungus Guy (talk) 17:34, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
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upload monument

Click the pin of the monument photo" means what? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dagwin57 (talk • contribs) 16:11, 9. Sep. 2013‎ (UTC)

What about a monument that is located on wikipedia -- and is a historic site, recognized by both historical society but isn't on your list of monuments? Plus I have tons of churches that are on historical society but aren't again on your map? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dagwin57 (talk • contribs) 16:11, 9. Sep. 2013‎ (UTC)

Swannanoa is listed on en:National Register of Historic Places listings in Augusta County, Virginia. When I type in Waynesboro on it shows up beside the road sign of Interstate 64. --Alex (talk) 20:59, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

I put all this on an other wiki commons board and found out that you might be able to help so am transferring my whole conversation here: […] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dagwin57 (talk • contribs) 16:11, 9. Sep. 2013‎ (UTC)

I deleted this re-post. It can be found at Commons:Upload help#Failed uploads. --Alex (talk) 20:59, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
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Sites Not Included

Why are the US Capitol Bldg. and the US Marines Memorial(Iwo Jima) not pinned on the map of D.C. & Arlington, VA?

Believe it or not, it is because they are not recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. The NRHP has its quirks - but we have to use some official list - otherwise the contest might come down to "I like this site so it should be recognized as historic." The Capitol Building is especially bizarre in its non-NRHP status. It is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, and all NHLs - except 3 - are also listed on the NRHP. It's written into the law, including the 3 exceptions. These 3 are the Capitol, the Supreme Court Building, and the White House. The law doesn't explain why this is the case, but my theory is that it's related to the separation of powers built into the constitution. It might be unconstitutional for the executive, through the National Park Service and the NRHP, to have any control over the Capitol Building, which is managed by a congressional appointee, the Architect of the Capitol. Everything clear? Probably not, but I'll just say that you've stumbled into the most bizarre of the NRHP's many quirks. BTW, you should upload the photos via the "Capitol Hill Historic District" which is really about the neighborhood to the east of the Capitol, but somehow includes the land around (and maybe even under) the Capitol building. Smallbones (talk) 20:22, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
For the Iwo Jima statue upload to "Marine Corps Base Quantico" [1] Smallbones (talk) 20:44, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
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Cant upload

Hi, Im from Scotland and I am trying to download a picture of Fyvie Catle in Aberdeenshire.

Unfortunately the message I am getting back states cannot accept files with htm in address.

Any help/advice you can give re sending picture would be greatfully appreciated.

Kind regards

Paul Mckerron — Preceding unsigned comment added by Southstandcasual (talk • contribs) 15:35, 10. Sep. 2013‎ (UTC)

Dear Paul, can you name the photo? Something like File:PictureX.jpg. --Alex (talk) 20:49, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
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Photo not correct on list?

If the photo that is shown is not of the site can I and how do I enter a correct photo?

Please let us know the historic site and why you think the earlier photo is not of the correct site. Quite often this can be verified via Google Streetview, or perhaps via some copyrighted photos (that we can't upload here). If the site is in the US, please leave a note at WT:NRHP and you'll get help right away. Otherwise try to contact the organizers in your home country. Smallbones (talk) 20:06, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

We are trying to find out what the oldest building in Senatobia Mississippi. Could ya'll please help. Thank you

Sorry, that's a bit beyond the scope of the photo contest, but here's a suggestion for your research:
Go to the website NRHP Focus at
Search just for State= Mississippi and County=Tate and you will get all 10 sites listed by the NRHP in the county. Each one will have a text pdf and a photo pdf listed, once you click the site's name. Read the very long "Nomination form" and for all the 8 historic districts there should be a list of buildings, giving you a summary of what the NRHP knows about it. For example in the Downtown Historic District they list
105-107 South Center Street as having been built c. 1880-85. There are about 6 other buildings (of 50-60 listed) in that HD that have similar construction dates. Check all the nomination forms and you should come up with a pretty good answer. Best of luck and send photos! Smallbones (talk) 22:10, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
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Re: Sites Not Included

Why are the US Capitol Bldg. and the US Marines Memorial(Iwo Jima) not pinned on the map of D.C. & Arlington, VA?

For the Iwo Jima statue upload to "Marine Corps Base Quantico" [1] Smallbones (talk) 20:44, 10 September 2013 (UTC)Wrong, wrong, Wrong!!

I repeat: Why is the U.S. Marines Memorial(Iwo Jima) NOT pinned on the Arlington, Virginia map. This most famous monument is formally, officially AND geographically located in Arlington, Virginia north of Arlington Cemetery.

Please fix this. Very Respectfully, MM

Please go to the NRHP focus system at
Enter state=Virginia County=Arlington then search and all the NRHP sites in Arlington will appear, perhaps with a different name than you'd like. I can't find the Iwo Jima Monument there, but if you can, please let me know here. I can't put the site on the official list on my own, I'm just a volunteer here. Contact your congressman and he or she might be able to do something, but I doubt it would take effect before the end of the contest. Smallbones (talk) 01:52, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Very sorry, but these sites do not show that the statue is listed on the NRHP, which is a requirement for a site to be listed for this contest in the US. You should upload your photos of this site via the Upload file link in the left hand column, but it can't be part of the contest unless it is officially listed by the NRHP. Nothing I can do about that. Smallbones (talk) 15:29, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
If I see the links above, these are all memorials. Wiki Loves Monuments is not about monuments in the sense of memorials, but about monuments in the sense of heritage. Akoopal (talk) 21:46, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
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Isn't the ID compulsory?

I see lots of pictures without any id or even template, like for instance [2]. The full list for Romania is [3]. Is this supposed to happen? If I remember correctly, in 2011 and 2012 it was compulsory to have an id.--Strainu (talk) 15:38, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Images should have an ID. If the ID and the ID template are missing those should be added. Romaine (talk) 19:55, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
I know that, I was asking if the upload wizard is enforcing this requirement.--Strainu (talk) 19:03, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
I can confirm the problem: you can upload images with the wizard while leaving the ID field empty, it won't be chcked. This allowed a number of inappropriate images to be submited (Nicubunu (talk) 14:24, 19 September 2013 (UTC))
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Can't load site on Google Chrome (too much memory error)

Hi, I tried entering my address in the map but Chrome warned me that scripts on the page were using too much memory (and then promptly crashed). Repeatable. Chrome 30 beta on Windows 7. Thanks! Kushal one (talk) 16:58, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Browser details:

Google Chrome 30.0.1599.37 (Official Build 222353) beta-m OS Windows Blink 537.36 (@157551) JavaScript V8 Flash 11.8.800.170 User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/30.0.1599.37 Safari/537.36

Apologies, some areas have a lot of pins which can sometimes crash a browser - this is a known bug, but there is no known solution. Please use the table or Android app method instead. —Mono 19:53, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
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Green puzzle icons in search for monuments

Hi, this may have been asked before but I was looking for the red icons as directed in my area and I see the green puzzle piece ones as well..are those eligible for taking pics of as well? Or are the red ones the only ones eligible for contest? Because I have a red one near me but the place has been bulldozed, so do you want a picture of an empty lot? please help clarify-thanks

In the US we think the photos of the empty lots are useful. Other countries may differ. The idea is that at least we know that the building is no longer there. Then people can concentrate on finding a photo in archives or something similar, and they won't travel 100s of miles to try to find something that's not there. Please do check that you have he right address *and* coordinates though, it might just be hiding around the corner! Hope this helps. Smallbones (talk) 19:27, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
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Unable to go beyond upload

I am trying to upload images, I get to where it lets me load the image, but then there is no 'next' link, only 'add more files'. I am using Safari, is this a problem? Ashish Kothari

Please try again, perhaps with a different browser like Google Chrome. —Mono 19:52, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
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Map Icons placed incorrectly on the map

Hi, Just wondering if there is a way to "clean-up" where the map icons are on the map when you search for nearby monuments. Many of the icons in my area (Raleigh, NC) are not located correctly on the map. I know where a lot of these monuments are, but they may be throwing off would-be photographers as the icon appears up to 1/2 mile away from the actual monument location.. I'd love to help place these correctly, but did not see anywhere to help with that...


Usually the coordinates are within 100 yards of the site. A problem came about in the 1960s when the geological survey made some "minor" corrections to their system, so some older coords are just off a bit. Do check the addresses as well, believe it or not, over the decades addresses do change, even if the building stays in the same place. Streets are added or rerouted as development comes in. Renumbering happens. For the coords, please go to a list like en:National Register of Historic Places listings in Orange County, North Carolina and make the changes there. But please be sure that your changes are correct - that's another source of error in the coords - people making "corrections." Smallbones (talk) 19:34, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I see now why the icons could be off. I figured they were being located simply by addresses when they are actually listed by coords. Lots of the addresses have certainly changed over time, especially downtown in any city, coordinates are probably a better way to locate them! :) Thanks
We don't usually say where our coords come from. We get many from NRHP, but they too are silent about their sources. Often NRHP or someone else gets it from the mailing address of the church or other organization which I sometimes find a mile away from the designated building. I get my coords from Google Earth aerials. Not the Google databases of notable locations which are even less reliable than NRHP. Not from Google Street View directly, since that has even more errors (though usually smaller). Where that doesn't help, MS Bing Maps. Sometimes I hop on my bike and pedal out to see. And sometimes, as recently in Brooklyn pix by our friend Smallbones, I find an alleged camera location that's actually an object location, and slightly off as well, and then I correct it to a much worse one. So, we keep going, hoping our corrections do more good than harm. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:29, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
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Edit an uploaded picture

I uploaded a picture (Franks Lake Lutheran Church) and subsequently discover the latitude and longitude coordinates are not correct. I believe I entered them correctly, but something went wrong. How can I edit and correct this error? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CLAYVE5 (talk • contribs) 01:43, 15. Sep. 2013 (UTC)

Just click edit (or whatever it says in the language you selected) on top of File:Franks Lake Lutheran Church.JPG. --Alex (talk) 21:15, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
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uploads not showing on WLM map

I have uploaded several photos on the WLM map but none are showing I have found out that the photos in question were successfully uploaded on to wikimedia commons why are they not showing?

Changing "unillustrated" to "illustrated" on the map will take some time - I'd say at least a week. I'm actually surprised that they are changing them at all during the course of the contest, because there is a lot of work involved. 1st the photo has to be uploaded, then a bot separates out the previously "unillustrated" ones, which are then posted for volunteers to check, e.g. which of the perhaps several pix of a previously unillustrated site should go in the tables, checking categorization, and - along the way - does the photo match the site description. This checking can take several days by itself. Then the database feeding the map has to be changed. All in all ... it just takes time. Smallbones (talk) 14:57, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank You for the Info now I understand hope mine make the cut!

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¿Solo Android?

Significa que si tengo IPad, ¿no puedo participar?-- 16:15, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Tu puedes participar. Tu necesitas usar su computadora o su iPad y necesitas visitar este pagina. —Mono 19:50, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
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A question about the contest.

I'm not quite understanding the competition. If you upload pictures of a Historical Site it is then judge upon first in the US, but is that per state or is that all in all? For example, i take a photo of an old mission here in Arizona, someone else take a picture of a old mission in Texas. They are then voted on by a panel as to which one is better? Even though they are both from a separate state. Then of those voted on the top 10 go against the top 10 of other countries. Then the top 3 of the world are chosen and given the prize money? I think that's what the rules were saying for the, is my thinking correct? If so then my idea of hitting a small mining town here in Arizona, that needs photos taken, and uploading them ALL is a bad idea. I should then only upload a couple and save the rest for other months, correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zertoil (talk • contribs) 21:07, 16. Sep. 2013 (UTC)

Basicly, yes. I am not sure how the judging process within the USA works, but once the US jury agreed about their ten photos they will compete with those from all over the world. (Ten photos per country, that’s the rule. See Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013/Participating countries for a list of participating countries in 2013.) At least in theory it is possible that the jury nominates two photos of the exact same building (e.g. the very old mission in Arizona). The competition is about photos, not the monuments they show. For the prize “money”, see Uploading photos of places that need to be taken, is never a bad idea. You will give the world a free photo of that place. After all, that’s what the contest is really all about. And, by the way, Wiki Loves Monuments, is only running in September. --Alex (talk) 20:50, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Images are not judged by state, but they are placed in a judging pool for the whole country. —Mono 00:43, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
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The Final Step!

Dazspell (talk) 03:49, 18 September 2013 (UTC) Hello, I have uploaded 4 pictures and got to the use part and every time your site says STOP you need to verify your email address, WELL I have already verified my email address. AND my pictures are not showing up, they should be as follows Scott County Courthouse Missouri; The Sikeston Depot, Missouri; Giant City Stone Fort Wall, Illinois; Giant City Lodge, Illinois. I want to participate in your contest but your sites lack of continuity is preventing my pics from finishing the loading. Thank you, DazSpell Darlene Spell

You can ignore the "Verify your e-mail address" notice after the 1st time you've verified your e-mail address.
The photos are not automatically loaded into the tables, but are checked by actual human beings first. See explanation above. I've placed all 4 of your photos in the county tables, but in general it can take as long as a week, definitely more than 8 minutes. Send more photos! We need more photos in your area. Smallbones (talk) 19:26, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
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Wiki Loves Monuments

How many photo's can one person upload for the competition 08:48, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

After the first million you can keep on uploading, but might want to slow down a bit. Smallbones (talk) 19:27, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
As many as you like. There is no limit. (And by the way: we are also grateful for all pictures uploaded outside the contest.) --Alex (talk) 21:18, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
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Is it possible to participate with images already uploaded to Commons?

I've recently (i.e. in September...) uploaded a couple of pictures to Commons without using the WLM entry assistant. Is it still possible for me to contribute to the contest with these images? Is there something like a category or tag I could add? Thanks! Martin Falbisoner (talk) 11:49, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

For U.S. photos that you've taken (whatever date) and uploaded in Sept. 2013, try {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2013|us}}[[Category:WLM 2013 United States unreviewed]] [[Category:National Register of Historic Places]], (or, if you know what county it is in [[Category:National Register of Historic Places in Nameof County, NameofState]]) together with {{NRHP|xxxxx}} where xxxxx is the NRHP reference number. You can get the reference number from the Wikipedia article on the site. The county tables also have it in the source code (but not displayed), or query the website "NRHP focus" ~~~~ 14:44, 18 September 2013 (UTC) If I have a picture of a battery 1986 field artillery fort ethan allen vr oct 1942. Is it good it was my uncle when he was in war

For the contest, you have to have taken the photo yourself. Smallbones (talk) 19:56, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
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Odd thing happening. I understand that my contributions will not show on the map for a while, but what is odd is that every time I log in to check if they are up, the images I uploaded do not show up listed under the Contributions area of my User Page. When I go and try to upload the images again, the map says they have already been uploaded and then when I check, they miraculously show up listed under my User Page. These two images are the only contributions I have ever uploaded to Wiki. Could that be the problem?

&JohnHopper (talk) 18:36, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Everything looks fine to me. The two photos are in the Rockwall County table and on your "Uploads" list. To get your uploads, just click "uploads" in the upper right hand corner; but be careful it is right next to the "Log out" button. Smallbones (talk) 19:45, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
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Have you heard of a Google game for Android phones called Ingress? It is in beta, but from that game alone, they probably have a massive database of millions of historic places that you might ask them to make available to your project. Players have been actively taking pictures and submitting pictures of historic places since the game began last November.

2001:558:1400:1:7C57:69B7:FF2C:4E18 19:14, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

I don't know it. For the time being we might want to continue concentrating on the official 88,000+ NRHP sites in the US, but maybe next year. Smallbones (talk) 19:45, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
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Privately owned

Many sites listed in the NRHP are privately-owned. (Example NRHP Inventory Form might list Ownership as Private, and possibly not Accessible To The Public) Can photographs of such sites be used? If the owner gives permission to photograph from a point on private property, is some type of documentation necessary? Jscott (talk) 20:34, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, this is possible, photo's of buildings before 1990 are considered public domain, you can find information for the United states here. This is different for other countries, for information you can also look at that page. Akoopal (talk) 21:40, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
In the US there's no reason to worry about this at all. If you are taking a picture of a historic building from a public place, copyright just does not apply except for your ownership of the copyright of the photo. If you are taking a picture from a private space, you still have copyright of the photo, unless you've made an agreement otherwise (say with the property owner). Your copyright is the only thing considered for the contest. Please don't trespass, break into buildings etc. - the property owner may by able to sue you or even send you to jail - but that's between you and the property owner. We assume good faith on your part, and will generally accept your statement that you own the copyright, and not assume that you're being sued by the property owner. Smallbones (talk) 21:59, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
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Address Correction?

The address for the Samuel Harrison House should be 82 (and not 80) Third St, Pittsfield, MA. I didn't see a way to correct or report the error so that it can be corrected. Another instance is the Allen House which is located on Wendell Ave Extension. At a later date the street address will need to be added. What should be done in cases like this? 00:52, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

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Updating Find a Monument page?

I uploaded a bunch of photos earlier this month for the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments, for example this one, and they say on the photo's page that they're in the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments thing, but the monument on the Find A Monument page still says it has no photos. Did I miss something, or does that happen manually later?

Zandperl (talk) 14:01, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

It may take several weeks for the pin to change colors. Thank you for your contribution! —Mono 16:03, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
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List of red pins

Is there a list of where the red pinned areas are?? 23:36, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, go to this page and click on the 'tables (by county)' tab. Click on your state, click your county, all the ones in the table on that page without a photo need photos. —Mono 22:17, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
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Email conf?

I've tried several times to upload photos. Every time, I eventually get to a screen where it says it needs to confirm my email address. It's not clear what to do at that point. The only action it appears I can take is to change my email address (reentering the same email address, actually). After I confirm, I am not returned to the uploading screen and I don't know whether any of my photos have ever uploaded or not.

GaryAve (talk) 07:02, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, your images have been uploaded if you reach that screen. You can view your uploads at Special:ListFiles/GaryAve. —Mono 22:14, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
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Next step

i have uploaded few photos. what is the next step. pictures are there in my upload section.

Balkrishn1112 (talk) 05:55, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

That's it. If you win, you will be contacted. —Mono 00:38, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
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Photos taken past October 1st

I just learned about this contest. There are several historic sites within my neighborhood that yet do not have photographs. Can I upload a photo after the contest ends? Will the uploading app still work after October 1st? I have no personal interest in the prize anyway, but I can help out with providing photos. 05:17, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Of course! I don't know if the WLM-specific app will still work, but the regular uploader always works and you can just use that. -- King of ♠ 07:43, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
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California Historical Landmarks?

What is the correct way to upload and tag images of California Historical Landmarks for WLM 2013? When I follow the "Find a Monument" links from the new Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States page, they take me back to last year's Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 in the United States/California page. The county pages in these lists have upload links only for the NHR places, not for the CHL places.

I tried various links to upload my images and tried to patch their tags and categories manually as best as I could, but how will I know if the tags are correct and the images will be approved?

T71024 (talk) 22:45, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry you're having trouble. I looked at your images and they are categorized and tagged correctly. You are good to go! (I just fixed the issues with the California tables) —Mono 00:29, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
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Cannot upload via map that crashes repeatedly

Map showing monuments in Greewich Ct zip codes [including Josiah Wilcox house] crashes repeatedly due to "too much data". How to upload without using the map??

Jdkoerner (talk) 23:43, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Click here to back to the upload page and use the tab labeled 'Tables (by county)'. —Mono 00:26, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
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How long until visible?

How long after I upload will it take before my photos are available for viewing on the website?

MrGeode13 (talk) 10:06, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

They have successfully been uploaded and categorized, but they will not appear in the Wikipedia articles until someone reviews and adds them. You can add them yourself by editing the Wikipedia article and inserting the image. —Mono 13:20, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
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Count of uploaded images on the US website

How did you create your clever counter of uploaded images on the US website? Can I copy it for the UK site please? --MichaelMaggs (talk) 09:49, 6 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I'm Anisha Reddy from India. I have uploaded/sent a few images for "Wiki loves Monuments" under the same category. I just wanted to know when will you be announcing the winners and how will we be notified about the results? Regards.

The winners of the 2013 edition will be put on the page Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 winners (just as 2012 had a page). Romaine (talk) 19:57, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Missing Historical Building

Dear Sir or Madame,

What should we do if, upon reaching the location of a Red Pin, we discover the Historic Building is no longer standing or has been replaced by modern construction? 19:52, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

In that case, then I think there's no image to capture then. If the reconstructed building is in replacement of the old one, then perhaps its a good idea to capture. But if its a totally new building which has not relationship with the previous one that existed, I don't think it'll be a great idea to capture. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:18, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

ID issues

There are two things I don't understand. First time, when I uploaded 13 photos, ID was necessary to be written in the field predicted for it. A few days ago, I uploaded around 12 new photos, and ID was not asked for? Why is that? And, when I go to statistics list, I can see that other's users number of entries is becoming bigger, but mine still stands on 13, when I have uploaded more than 20. What is the problem??? Emir Mehović (talk) 20:50, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Jack prestridge (talk) 00:36, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

When you upload using the country specific upload wizard, entering ID might be required as you said. But using the generic UploadWizard on Wikimedia Commons, there's no asking of ID. What statistics list you referring to? If you happen to not find your images in the category you expect to, then perhaps you didn't assign those images to the specific category. Perhaps you can double check if the images are assigned to the category you want. You can find the category a file is in when you scroll down to the bottom page of the image file in context. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:23, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Mobile app

Hi there, I have SEVERAL PICS of monuments that I've been trying to upload using the MOBILE APP -through INCOMPLETE UPLOADS- and the WIRELESS connection at home, but even if I try to do so with only one, and not all selected at the same time, it just keep logging off and going to the mobile main screen. How it can be SOLVED in order to UPLOAD the pictures??

Kurara (talk) 08:18, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

I have personally also had issues with the mobile app. My solution? I upload using my browser. I switch to desktop mode and I'm good to go. Finding solutions as to why it might not be working on your device might be lengthier than jumping over to the website via browser and uploading through there. It might be tedious, but it'll save you the headaches. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Missing Monuments

I looked for a few monuments, and found them missing. Most notably to me, is the Tybee Island Light house, on Tybee Island, Georgia, outside Savannah (USA). Can you add it, please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 17:02, 25. Sep. 2013‎ (UTC)

I understood that Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States concentrates on monuments listed on the en:National Register of Historic Places. I guess, en:Tybee Island Light is not. --Alex (talk) 19:03, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Actually, it is: -- King of ♠ 19:07, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Ops, sorry. Your are right, seems like it is part of the Fort Screven Historic District, see en:National Register of Historic Places listings in Chatham County, Georgia (where you can find a link to upload your photos). --Alex (talk) 19:58, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

I have found a monument that is not marked on your page. What do I need to do so that I can post that photo of this historic place? 03:49, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

good moerniong

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A few of the coordinates for the historic sites are incorrect. For example, the Clubhouse-Student Union in Greeley Colorado; the coordinates put it out on a rural road in Johnstown (at least 10 miles away). This is also true on your interactive map (there is no Student Union building there as there has never been a college there). This is also true of the Jergens Site; it is a privately owned field/farm. I'm guessing this may be a large part of the reason there are no photographs of these sites.

Here are the correct coordinates for the Clubhouse-Student Union (which has been called Gray Hall since 1965): 40.409614,-104.692624

Polarisld33 (talk) 17:30, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Sinenomine2 (talk) 19:28, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

J'ai beaucoup de photos de monuments qui sont sur votre liste, mais je ne sais pas comment je dois faire pour les charger sur internet, je n'ai jamais fait cela. Pourriez-vous m'expliquer comment je dois procédér?

Change my name

Hi, Please help Urgent!

I created an account on Commons but was unaware that this name would be the byline for my pix. So I requested that the username be changed from janekszy to my full name Janek Szymanowski. This was done - great!

When I went in yesterday (Friday) and uploaded about 100 new pix I did not login with the new username (computer auto inserted old details) so the pix are not reflected to my name Janek Szymanowski but they are there in janekszy contributions.

I have tried every which way to move/delete re-upload to correct name etc but no luck.

If someone can delete the pix on janekszy then I don't mind uploading again to Janek Szymanowski so that Wiki does not say it is duplicate content.

Or if there is some way to move them immediately, that would be better still. Thanks and Regards, Janek 11:56, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I am not an expect on how to resolve that. But what I can say is, just log in for the rest of the uploads, using the name you changed to. The old name, as time goes on, maybe even after the WLM, you will be able to change, and that will reflect in all the old images you uploaded as well. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:31, 6 September 2014 (UTC)


Can I add watermarks while uploading photos? 16:40, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Please do not add watermarks. Images with watermarks are harder to use in Wikipedia and they will probably not win any prizes. —Mono 22:14, 28 September 2013 (UTC)


se puede subir fotos de monumentos o lagunas que no esten en la lista??????

Jhesus aguirre umss.practica I-B (talk) 21:46, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Question ID 783

On the WLM UK page and trying to upload a photo (tiny jpg file) - am now hypnotised by watching the spinning disk which has been been going round for some time now. On my third attempt and it's already been 10 minutes - help?

EmmBee (talk) 22:20, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Question ID 783

I recently I uploaded a photo of Marshall's Store in Lawrence, Michigan for the Wiki Loves Monuments USA contest. I was unable to confirm whether my photo entry was correctly submitted into the contest? My email address is an Thank you.

Njgoodre (talk) 14:19, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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I have uploaded several photographs to Wiki Loves Monuments. They are all shown in my contributions. WILL SOME OF THEM BE INCLUDED IN THE CONTEST ??? Kind Regards - James

Badics (talk) 14:36, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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hello I puting my pictures in a wrong category how can I fixe this, I can belive how is difficult to run your page if I know that I never give my work to you

Theposada7777 (talk) 16:07, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Question ID 783

por descuido puse mis foots en otra categoria o no se aue pero no aarecen en donde deberían que es en monumentos de camerun, y de momento esta en uncategirized, trato por todos los medios de encontrar una solucion pero esta pagina es como para ingenieros programadores y nadie da un respuesta concreta, mejor dicho piensoa ue se frego todo, por que mañana es el ultiñomplazo y entre tanto nadie da una respuesta gracias por hacerme perder el tiempo

es mas he intentado varias veces de retirar las imagenes que ya no quisisera dejar acá y tampoco puedo por favor me indican, como puedo retirar mi material, que ya no me ineteresa participar en cosas tan infuncionales

Theposada7777 (talk) 16:17, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Question ID 783 17:26, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Contest entry period

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Does this contest run only during september of each year, and when do you post the winners. Where are the past winners and their photos posted? 15:07, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

nachträgliche Kategorisierung

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Habe heute einige Bilder hochgeladen, und bin mir 1. nicht sicher ob sie im Wettbewerbs-Pool angekommen sind und 2. wie ich die Bilder nachträglich kategorisieren kann und 3. wie die Zuordnung nach Denkmalcodes funktioniert! Da sehr neu im Wiki-Umfeld bin, würde ich mich über Hilfe mit wenig "Fachchinesisch" sehr freuen!

Phothomas (talk) 15:51, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Images not displayed

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Hi, the 3 images which I have uploaded for the competition WLM 2013, are not displayed in the list, please help? (Charminar (night view) The Pearl of Hyderabad N-AP-78)

Prince MAAK (talk) 11:10, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

I did a mistake is there a path to resolve it ?

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Dear Madam/ Sir,

Have a very nice day,

During the period of Sep/1st to Sep/30th 2013 I created an account and I uploaded abit less than 100 pictures. But I did a Mistake : I did not went through the list to upload them: I opened just my account and I uploaded them.

I am writing to ask if there is any solution to solve that: my name does'nt appear in the participant list and my pictures too. You can check my photos here and verify what I said in the following link:

Finally, I have to thank you for your understanding.

Your faithfully, Issam Barhoumi

IssamBarhoumi (talk) 11:52, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Issam,
Thanks for you question, I want to inform you that The Ribat of Sousse is not a monument from the official list in Tunisia. However the rest of photos are eligible to the contest. I will fix the issue ! Regards --— D Y O L F 77Nuvola apps kmail.png[Talk] 12:03, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Question ID 783

Reg. Template usage of {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2013}} with automatic allocation to this categ.

I have recently uploaded ~ 300 photos from Nuremberg and Ansbach during this month and don't know which ones are monuments and which are not. Figuring out wheather an object is a monument or not by myself takes too much time for me, locals can do it in "no time". Althouth, the photographs were done with that purpose ("as part of the WLM project"). Should I just insert the template in each file or not? (tried to discuss it hiere: Category talk:Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2013#When to use it? but didn't get an answer since 13 September 2013) --Mattes (talk) 14:48, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Mattes (talk) 14:48, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

October, end of October 2013 is the final judgement of pictures?

I am really confused by this "contest" and understood it to be something that people entered using pictures of their own choice that they have taken over this year, 2013. I also understood, what little I was able to understand about the rules, that we submitted pictures on our own, to judges that were plucked from the International Wiki employee roster - I did NOT understand that there was this huge requirement of personal time and working in committees and submitting photos that the 5 people who somehow appeared as "Officials" or "Official Judges" for my country were sending people out, assigning photos of monuments that needed to be photographed rather than a contest in which we submitted photos of our own choice and that we had until the end of October, 2013 to submit them.

I took photos of mostly PWA buildings in the capitol of the USA - but many of my photos are different for they are angular and taken so that, for example, the viewer simply sees th e intricate bronze, metalworked, swirl on the post of a PWA building, or the detail, angularly shot of a striking or unique item rarely noticed on one figure in a bronze statue that consists of 7 Soldiers and a Military Steed, mounted, w/ sword striking noticeably in mid-air, sword and soldier that is supposed to be the real focal point, what stands out and impresses the casually passing viewer - my pictures consist of the details that make these historical items, statues, buildings... not only memorials to those who went before us, blazing the historical trail that has been heavily tread upon by Americans who have forged the path thea at has lead us to where we are at in this stage of the development of our country.

Is there absolutely no way that I could submit my photos for consideration and judging for the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments Contest During the next week? Or, must I wait until next year and then, if I choose to enter pictures, does it require heavy interaction w/ other members, photographing assigned monuments, creating facebook pages, etc organization and group formation/working together starting at the beginning of 2014?

Please clarify this for me. lmc

National contests handle these questions; see Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States which leads you to a site set up just for the USA. No, you don't have to ask to be assigned a target but a picture that doesn't illustrate an article hasn't much chance. No, the photographer needn't spend a lot of time on organization. That's for the judges, poor devils. Yes, though overall building photos tend to be most useful, details can also illustrate, thus have a chance. And yes, it's too late. As it happened, though I have uploaded several hundred new pictures this year, only a few were submitted to the contest, partly because I don't do pix of prize quality, despite their (I think) usefulness to illustrate Wikipedia articles. I certainly wouldn't hold back all year to await the next contest. Jim.henderson (talk) 12:23, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Just wanted to clarify a bit more: if you want your images to participate in the Wiki Loves Monuments contest, you need to wait until September 2014. If that doesn't matter to you, you can upload them now. (WLM for 2013 has ended). —Mono 02:49, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Question ID 783

Last year, the top 500 selected images from the country were announced Oct 8. When will they be announced this year, or if they already were, where can I find them? (Jared Kofsky (talk) 19:53, 13 October 2013 (UTC))

Jared Kofsky (talk) 19:53, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

No results have been announced yet. Check the website of the local team for updates. —Mono 02:47, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

india's progress in contest

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why has india not sent its winner list yet

Shikharsaxena1618 (talk) 11:59, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

When will be the winners announced for the WikiLoves Monuments-India 2013 contest?

Question ID 783

Jyotsnav (talk) 21:28, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Issue of Prizes - 2013

I was lucky enough to win seventh prize in the Saxony category this year. The prize promised was thirty Euro as a book token or similar. So far I have received no information about the prize, and no prize. Any information about when the prizes will be awarded / issued?


Viktoria Michaelis (talk) 13:07, 22 November 2013 (UTC)