Commons talk:Picture of the Year/2021

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When I saw this volcan erruption photo, I got the feeling that I had seen the image before... Yes, very similar version of the same image is one of the finalists of the POTY 2010. I don't think that rotation and possible other minor changes could be a criterion for re-nominating image. I propose to delist the image from the voting galleries and choose between File:ISS020-E-09048 Sarychev.jpg and File:Sarychev Peak.jpg as FP. — Draceane talkcontrib. 14:11, 21 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Draceane: thanks for pointing this out! I have removed it from voting and @Rhododendrites has started the delisting process. Legoktm (talk) 17:58, 21 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Someone did bad Google translation (or similar) for Latvian (lv) texts and put in online. We have fixed multiple mistakes there 2 weeks ago but these have not been updated. Not sure who needs to be poked so that it is done. Papuass (talk) 10:55, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Round 1 results[edit]

The advancing images can be found at Commons:Picture of the Year/2021/R2/Gallery. Full results, including which votes were discounted are here. Congrats to the finalists! Legoktm (talk) 01:07, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Final Round - Broken Image?[edit]

The "International Space Station star trails - JSC2012E039800.jpg" image does not appear on multiple browsers for me. Not sure if it's a problem on my end or not. Semmendinger (talk) 03:19, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It seems to have been accidentally deleted, see User_talk:P199#File:International_Space_Station_star_trails_-_JSC2012E039800.jpg. Legoktm (talk) 04:26, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Will there be another one be added to the list? --JopkeB (talk) 04:30, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@JopkeB, @Semmendinger It's been undelteted now. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 04:56, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About edits count[edit]

> To vote, you must be an established Wikimedia user with more than 75 edits before January 1, 2022.

The 75 edits should be global or only in commons? --快乐的老鼠宝宝 (talk) 05:54, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @快乐的老鼠宝宝, the 75 edits can be to any Wikimedia project. You can use the AccountEligiblity tool to check, which shows that you're eligible to vote! Legoktm (talk) 16:21, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why advertise it so broadly when there is such a high barrier to entry? my account is many years old, and I don't always ignore the funding drive banners, but 75 edits is a large number! Satyris410 (talk) 17:17, 11 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

why are photos from 2020 eligible?[edit]

this photo is eligible for round two and everything about it points to it being captured and possibly even submitted back in 2020.

isnt this "photo of the year 2021" ?

i feel like theres something i might be missing here.. shouldnt eligible photos all be captured and submitted during the year 2021? Snarevox (talk) 16:13, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Snarevox. That photo was only nominated and promoted as a featured picture in 2021, which is why it is eligible. Legoktm (talk) 16:20, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Legoktm: i figured it was something like that, thanks for the clarification. Snarevox (talk) 16:23, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A big secret[edit]

I don't know who is organizing this POTY but you seem be be doing your best to hide the process from those most involved in submitting images - i.e. the featured pictures candidates page. I've entered a reminder a couple of times but it has been removed. A poor effort. Regulars at Commons don't go the home page. You should know that. Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:31, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Charlesjsharp: the organizing committee is linked in the header of every POTY page. Can you explain what you mean by your reminder being removed? All help with promoting the contest is welcome, we're certainly not trying to hide anything. Legoktm (talk) 23:30, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You may not know that candidates for POTY are promoted as FPs on the FPc page. So anyone with common sense would alert contributors to that page that POTY voting is open. You didn't do that. I placed two reminders on the FPC page but they were removed. Also, should you have a user with images that are being considered for POTY on the committee? Charlesjsharp (talk) 18:49, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have no idea why you're being so dismissive and rude. If you want to advertise it on the FPC page and are being reverted, you should probably discuss it with whoever is doing that! I think we're all happy to support advertising it in more places. Given that there is a sitewide banner advertising the contest to everyone who visits Commons and any Wikimedia site, I would expect most regulars to see it and be aware of the contest. Legoktm (talk) 03:52, 4 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks to all who worked on POTY 2021[edit]

I always look forward to POTY, so thanks to everyone involved. Legotkm, Firefly, Rhododendrites, and AntiCompositeNumber should all be recognized for their efforts. POTY helps me feel more connected to the greater wikiverse, so I appreciate that. I hope if anyone who helped who is not listed on the committee page will also see this and know of my gratitude. Glennfcowan (talk) 03:27, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why are numbers different for eligible voters[edit]

In result page, winner announcements It's written There were 2,360 eligible voters in R1, and 2,971 in round R2. Why different when eligibility rules are same. Or does it mean count of people who actually voted? -- Parnaval (talk) 20:51, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's the latter, the count of the people who actually voted. The same eligibility rules were used for both rounds. Legoktm (talk) 23:48, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The pictures I voted did not win[edit]

The pictures I voted for stand at 22, 25, 48. I am not happy. Is my judgement of good picture very different from general commons community. What do people here usually look for in a picture while voting? -- Parnaval (talk) 20:58, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]