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Themes options table for 2018[edit]

Themes options for 2018
Month themes themes are not decided in which months
and have 5 or more pro-votes
January "Trash and waste management" "Blue"

"Balconies"
"Concert photography"
"Castles, Fortresses and Strongholds"
"Commons talk:Photo challenge/themes#Doors and Doorways"
"Earth Science"
"Emotions"
"Eye Care"
"Measurements and unit of measures"
"Obelisks"
"Street Performers"
"Town halls (city halls)"

February "Closed or closing commercial activities" "Archeology"
March "Tunnels and Underpasses" "Spring" and
"Portrait of influential women
" (2-months)
April "Aircraft" Portraits of influential women and
"Videos: verbs" (2-months)
May "Renewable Energy" "Videos: verbs" and
"Architectural Iron"
June "On the move" "Traditional Games"
July "Concert photography" "Telephones"
August ? "Street Performers" ? "Castles, Fortresses and Strongholds"
September "Schools (primary, secondary school and higher education)"
October "Pink october" - in reference to Breast Cancer Awareness Month"
November
December
     → based on discussions
     → optional

June then school[edit]

I'd like to propose Schools for September or (preferably) October since that's when school (usually?) starts after the summer break (currently there's a lot of stress from exams and soon students won't be going to school).

As far as June which is still undiscussed I have no opinion so my randomized vote is "On the move". --Trougnouf (talk) 20:10, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

School, I think should be in September as that is a month often associated with it. "On the move" sounds good to me for June, Other 5 votes themes include:

Maybe the second one for June could be some "indoor" theme like Games or Measurements. --Jarekt (talk) 01:50, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Let's ask User:Achim Raschka, if he thinks doing the games now would be a good idea this month - he runs a project on games on de.WP. Achim, now or later, what do you think? --Kritzolina (talk) 06:26, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
@Kritzolina: I think it does not matter - especially when it comes to traditional games they are played year-round. In this case I really would love to see more than just chess, backgammon and checkers ... -- Achim Raschka (talk) 12:19, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
@Achim Raschka: The challenge is on and there are some nice ones from games I did not know about already uploaded. --Kritzolina (talk) 20:03, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

May Results[edit]

Videos: verbs: EntriesVotesScores
Rank 1 2 3
Image
Title Ernten von Heu in Sachsen. Flag of La Concha boat race in San Sebastian 2012 Turning around
Author Kora27 Ermell AK-Bino
Score 7 6 6

Congratulations to Kora27, Ermell and AK-Bino. -- Jarekt (talk) 02:31, 7 July 2018 (UTC)


Renewable energy: EntriesVotesScores
Rank 1 2 3
Image Windmuehle Charlotte Geltinger Birk Sonnenuntergang msu 2018-0092.jpg Lisberg Burg Windräder Solar power PC313027.jpg Sicilia 2011.jpg
Title Windmill at Geltinger Birk, Germany Renewable energy in around Lisberg Castle Windmills in the salt pans of Mothia - Sicily (Italy)
Author Matthias Süßen Ermell Rosapicci
Score 18 7 6

Congratulations to Matthias Süßen, Ermell and Rosapicci. -- Jarekt (talk) 03:28, 10 July 2018 (UTC)


Architectural iron: EntriesVotesScores
Rank 1 2 3
Image Escalier palau guell.jpg Sevilla triana bridge underside night.jpg Break Water Loops 1.jpg
Title Avant de sortir du palais Güell, retournez-vous et admirez l'ombre de l'escalier ! The underside of the Triana Bridge (Puente de Isabell II) at night, Seville, Spain Iron loops in breakwater stones, Narooma, NSW, Australia
Author Philmip Kmtextor DonPolo14
Score 11 8 7

Congratulations to Philmip, Kmtextor and DonPolo14. -- Jarekt (talk) 01:47, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Rigging votes[edit]

May challenge had an interesting case where user MarcoC80, either created 3 sockpuppets to vote for his challenge entries or asked 3 friends editing from the same location to do so. See Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Frankbag12345. The 3 new accounts uploaded around 50 useless images each to go around 50 edit requirement for voting. All 4 accounts were blocked and votes were disqualified. If you see other suspicious votes, please report them here. --Jarekt (talk) 15:40, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Very sad to see this and well done for spotting it. We had a sock-to-vote-for-myself problem on Feature Pictures with one user earlier this year. It isn't like there's a prize for either forum, so it is a pretty lame thing to do. -- Colin (talk) 19:17, 10 July 2018 (UTC)