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Hello friends & fellow Wikipedians!! THank you for signing up for the pilot Project of WLF. I would love your inputs enabling meaningful & fruitful discussion on this page to ensure the success of our Project. THanks a lot for your support Yohannvt (talk) 18:41, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

I have moved all the important discussions for Planning WLF like Rules, dates, Jury & prizes to WLF Planning. Thanks !! Yohannvt (talk) 20:00, 4 April 2015 (UTC)


Discussion on interaction with different communities for Nominating Participants[edit]

As we all know, as this is a Pilot Project, we will be taking baby steps. This Competition will have only 50 participants. SO when we open registrations on 15th April, the first 50 people who register will be the participants.

To involve full community inclusion throughout India, we will invite every language Community in India to Nominate 2 people, who will participate in the Competition. Since we have very little time, I would suggest each of us to be a sort of a POC(Point of contact) for each Community, to relay information on who will be nominated from each community. Yohannvt (talk) 18:51, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Why language? This is a commons project no? Should this not be by state & UT? Am I missing something here? Link between photos and language?! ;-) Please clarify. happy to stand corrected. Thanks Arunram (talk) 10:21, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
This is indeed a commons project. But since this is a project by WMIN too!!We would want every language community to participate in it. By promoting this, we will see a platform, wherein every language community interacts with one another & leads to better interoperability on a National level. Yohannvt (talk) 12:44, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
We should group by state than language, the language teams can help with list translations. That way you would leverage that way too. After all language teams also belong to a state! Dont they... That way everyone is engaged. Arunram (talk) 13:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
WLF is project,where first time we are involving the whole Indian community (literally)!! We have 21 active language communities compared to 29 states & 7 UTs. Since we are attempting this project for the first time, lets take baby steps. Start off with the language communities and later we can move to the states & UT. Thanks!! Yohannvt (talk) 07:34, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Too short notice[edit]

Hi Yohann, I'm happy with the concept of pilot project; which will help us to understand how will it impact Commons. However, isn't the notice period too short? I mean starting it on April 15 is not that easy; probably you need minimum of two months or if on fast track, at-least a month to prepare for the contest. -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 05:42, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Karthik Considering the fact that only 50 particpants (+ community nominations) are participating. the amount of ground work will be not that much. & considering the high number of signups for volunteering, i think 15th April is an achievable target to start the competition. Plus with your support, i think this can be easily achieved!! Yohannvt (talk) 07:46, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Agree with Karthik. We need to more planning and heads up. Wider photo and food enthusiasts need to be brought in. We have so many states to loop in. As of now many states don't have volunteers. Please don't do things hastily. We should surely leverage the past experience of wikimedians like ♪Karthik♫ and not have reinvent past learning. Trust you would take this feedback with an open mind. Good initiative. Best wishes for running this! Arunram (talk) 09:27, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
thanks for the feedback!! Really appreciate it when senior wikimedians give honest and constructive feedback Yohannvt (talk) 12:47, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Rules of the Competition[edit]

Moved to WLF Planning

Questions[edit]

  • What is the scope of this project?

The page says images of food. Surely, that shouldn't be the aim. This should be more inclusive and have a larger scope such as videos of the making, etc. Food is a broad category and unlike WLM where the monuments were restricted to what was on the list of the ASI [atleast for India]. I can take a photograph of a carrot and categorise it as food, and technically you cannot deny that because it does come under the category of food. Even for animals. By the way, can I post Dog Food?

  • What is the Prize?

You call it a contest, what's a contest without a prize? It can't be a barnstar. That works only on Editing projects, not where one has to go out and take photographs. Is it monetary? If yes, where is it coming from? Is it swag? Same question as before.

  • Eligibility of participants.

If the contest is being organised by WMIN, are only WMIN members, or Wikimedians in India eligible or is this valid for all Wikimedians across the globe?

  • Ulterior motives.

Why does it seem like someone is trying to partner with a hotel as part of either a PR excercise or to get free food?

  • Jury

How can you announce a competition with such short notice and not indicate who the jury is?

  • Reliance on WLM, WLE, WLA

The contest seems to rely on earlier contests too much. If it plans to replicate the success, it should have been up atleast four months in advance, get community feedback and then proceed.

  • Authoritative stance.

The organisers of this contest seem a litte authoritative; announcing dates, rules, etc, with zero community consultation. Till consenus is reached, nothing should be final.

I hope I get answers to these questions below this. Until and unless I am satisfied, I won't be supporting this venture, encourage others to do so as well and shall abstain from being part of it. However, I shall pursue my own ventures in the same field. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 18:34, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Rsrikanth05 : I am a little disappointed by the tone and manner of your questioning. This is a community event. Even the organizers can end up making mistakes too. While your time, participation and queries are much respected it Would really help if you can be supportive to the core team and encourage them. Being a senior wikipedian yourselves, you know this is meant to be a wiki event. So if something is broken please roll up your sleeves and help fix it. As a wikipedian I take objection to your comment "I won't be supporting this venture, encourage others to do so as well". Why lobby negatively? Having said that I do respect you need to ask queries and clarify (Do keep them coming). The teams are trying to do something constructive. Let them. Please do help if you can. As you know I always have immense regard for you passion and expertise. Thanks for your understanding here. Arunram (talk) 10:34, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Scope of this project
The aim of this project is to Improve the Quality of Pictures of Indian Cuisine.(I thought that was clearly mentioned on the Main page)
Food is indeed a broad category & it would be wrong of us to restrict the participants to upload pictures of specific food items.
Also if you go through the Pictures of Indian dishes in commons, you will find that the pictures are not of very good quality.
Answering your question on carrots,if you feel that uploading a picture of it on commons will improve the quality of Indian cuisines on commons, please go ahead!!:)


  • What is the Prize?
Regarding the prizes, discussions are still going in the chapter.We will be announcing the prizes very soon. Whatever will be the prizes,will all be within our budget allocated for WLF in our 2nd Installment approved by WMF, for the period of April-June 2015. Please find the link to our grant Proposal-
https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014_round1/Wikimedia_India/Progress_report_form/1
This will be mainly a community run project with the chapter as its backbone.


  • Eligibility of participants
Please read the main page to get an answer to this question


  • Ulterior Motives
This is purely a public photo competition on Wikimedia Commons & nothing else. We are financially self sufficient to fund this competition on our own.


  • Jury
Regarding the Jury, discussions are still going.We will be announcing the Jury very soon.
We have still not announced the competition officially (have we??). The chapter has only invited volunteers to be part of this event.


  • Reliance on WLM, WLE, WLA
This is a pilot project, also considering the fact that only 50 participants (+ community nominations) are participating, the ground work needed for this will be very low.
If this was a competition with no limit on the participants, then yes, we would need many months for planning.
Best example is Wiki Loves Africa which needed many months of planning, looking at the fact that it was a Continent wide competition.Compared to that, for this competition, we are just taking baby steps.
I will again suggest to please read our main page. This line from our main page of WLF will answer your question - "This will be a pilot to understand the dynamics of Commons community before the contest is launched for the wider Wikimedia India community".


  • Authoritative stance
I don't think i have announced the rules?? I have only put them up in the discussion page to be discussed.Regarding dates, we have not announced them officially.
Regarding community consultation,i had discussed about such a topic in the mailing list. Please check the archives!!
Regarding Community involvement, i would like to point a fact that in the last few days, 17 volunteers from 7 states & 7 different language communities have signed up to be volunteers for this event. That itself speaks louder than words!!
This indeed does show the high level of enthusiasm and support for this event.


I hope that answers all your questions.As always, your feedback is always valued :)
Thanks Yohannvt (talk) 20:24, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Suggestions for Wiki Loves Food 2015 logos[edit]

The following discussion about finalisation of WLF logo has been ended recently. Please dont change or edit it.

Logo gallery[edit]

Logo 1[edit]

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Logo 2[edit]

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Symbol support vote.svg Support-Saileshpat (talk) 18:46, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Logo 3[edit]

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Logo 4[edit]

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  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -Can we have more options. By far the last one looks better of the lot. We can punch in more color, not sure if we need the text "wiki loves food" in the logo. Can we post the request for more logos on mailing lists. We have good talent out there. The current options are limiting. This is a request. Also the first 3 need to separate logos, not one large image. Arunram (talk) 10:08, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
I have Updated the logo-design in a color version.--Sujay25 (talk) 13:40, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Logo 4 looks simple and colorful. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 14:38, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support This one looks prominent, colourful enough to suit our culture and conveys message.--Dsvyas (talk) 20:51, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I liked this very much --Pavan santhosh.s (talk) 11:50, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support The logo 4 appears to exactly suit the title: "Wiki Loves Food" :) -- মৌর্য্য বিশ্বাস​ (Talk) 13:04, 14 April 2015‎ (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Schwiki (talk) 18:06, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Logo 5[edit]

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Logo 6[edit]

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Logo 7[edit]

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Logo 7 description

I have made logo 7 similar to Wikimedia commons logo as it is the repository of photographs and just gave an indic touch to it because as of now Wiki Loves Food is an India only event. The Fork and knife represent the symbol of food and the puzzle inside shows that " We don't know what will happen and what will be the outcome in future".

Logo 8[edit]

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Logo 9[edit]

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Logo 10[edit]

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Logo 11[edit]

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Other[edit]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Can we have some other variation without the Wikipedia logo? This is not Wikipedia Centric, but rather Wikimedia centric. Using the Puzzle piece would be effective. Have a look at the WLM logo for more inspiration. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 14:00, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
I have modified the design.--Sujay25 (talk) 19:05, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Voting for logo has been extended till 15th April 12am IST Yohannvt (talk) 05:40, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Suggestions[edit]

I invite the community to select one of these 3 logos and with everyone's agreement we can make the selected logo as the official logo of WIKILOVESFOOD 2015. Lakshhgontla (talk) 09:17, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Why should only one of these three logos be selected? Why can't there be a broader scope wherein the community can create their own logos? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 13:49, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Rsrikanth05 I welcome you and anyone else in the community to submit a logo, before that one should register them-self as a volunteer!! :) !! Yohannvt (talk) 15:30, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Is there a compulsion for me to register to be a volunteer when I can upload a logo out of my own free will? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 19:43, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
If you or anyone else is uploading a logo for WLF,that means you are contributing to WLF. Assuming that logo is selected,you will be voluntarily contributing to WLF. Isn't that being a Volunteer?? So, since you are contributing to the success of WLF , it will be my moral obligation to put your name in the Volunteers list. For recognition purposes of course!!! Yohannvt (talk) 05:35, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Yohannvt I see no reason to mix voting for a logo and listing to volunteer for the event. I am afraid these are not and need not be linked. Let us keep the rules open and simple, this is a community event. Arunram (talk) 10:08, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Please Vote for either of the three logos. If you want to upload a logo which you feel is better, you can do that as well. Yohannvt (talk) 17:25, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Here is another logo (logo #4) for Wiki Loves Food 2015. Please feel free to provide your feedback. --Sujay25 (talk) 10:34, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

If it is only Indian cuisine based, we should have some Indianization of logo, e.g Indian Map in light grey water mark type shade in the back ground. --Sushant savla (talk) 12:57, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

One day WLF might become a International Photo Competition. It will be better if we have a generic logo based around the Wikipedia logo!! Yohannvt (talk) 14:38, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Why "one day"?..., it could even be next year too. Running this at a global level requires good planning and orchestration. Perhaps this event will pave the way for a larger global event next year. The good part of it all is that you folks have gotten together to get one going. Arunram (talk) 09:52, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Agree with Yohannvt that it is best to keep the logo broad based with a larger event in mind in the future. Arunram (talk) 09:55, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Suggest you avoid using a map of India as far as possible due to map-based issues. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 13:57, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Agree with Yohannvt, There is no need to Indianise the logo. Lets look forward to the near future, when it would be an International event. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 14:43, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
It would be great if Lakshhgontla can upload individual images of logo's designed by him. Palav shah (talk) 15:17, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I also request sujay25 to change his design. It looks like any other photography contest logo.

Palav shah (talk) 15:20, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

[edit]

India-only event?[edit]

Is Wiki Loves Food pilot project open for Indians only? It needs to be clarified because different language communities have large contributors from abroad, like Bengali Wiki is largely contributed by people from Bangladesh, Tamil Wiki also have Sri Lankan contributors, Urdu Wiki contains users from Pakistan, etc. If Wiki Loves Food pilot project is Indian-only project, then a strategy needs to be developed while approaching the communities. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 03:26, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Bodhisattwa, I understand that this is India only contest, but anyone from any where can upload Indian cuisine photos. Also, currently, this will be Phase 1 which is invitee only contest. 103.233.93.102 04:08, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
What is an "invitee only" contest in a community event? Anyone from the geo participates right? What does invitee mean? Please clarify. Besides do please sign your response with your username if you respond to queries. Thanks Arunram (talk) 10:18, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Are we going to check geotags in Photo in such cases, expect GPS Smart phone I am not very sure most participants had camera/ DSLR have this feature --Kasyap (talk) 06:34, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

No, till now we have not yet felt the need to check geotags.Kasyap, do you feel they will play any kind of importance in the competition?? Yohannvt (talk) 13:52, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Other Suggestions[edit]

Photos needed lists[edit]

It is suggested that some of the photos of Indian cuisine photos on commons are not good, list of such items can be put, this will help photographers and wiki in specific manner. --Sushant savla (talk) 12:57, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, we can do that. But will have to create a database with inputs from all the communities regarding the which food dishes to add. Yohannvt (talk) 14:48, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Changing name to reflect limited scope of geo?[edit]

If contest is based on Indian Cuisine, can name of the competition be "Wiki Loves Indian Food" to give clear idea to people that it is all about Indian Cuisine?--Sushant savla (talk) 13:03, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
One day WLF might be having international events. This is a one of a kind event which when successful can be replicated by other communities too!! So naming it "Wiki Loves Indian Food" might not be apt. Lets keep the name generic!! Yohannvt (talk) 14:48, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Then that one day, the global event can have a different name. As of now, if it is going to be India centric, Wiki Loves Food India should be the ideal name. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 14:02, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Agree with Yohannvt, if the event has to become an international one, then it should avoid all national sentiments. It is a pilot project for a near-future international event. So, lets look it like a pilot project of a bigger event. A broad general open-to-all title is necessary. Narrowing or nationalising will not help. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 14:54, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Wiki Loves Monuments had the name of each participating country at the end of the name. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 20:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Suggest name change[edit]

Not sure if it is just me.... I somehow feel don't feel settled with the "Wiki loves food" name for the event. How about "Wiki loves Cuisine". Any takers? Somehow cuisine seems more classy and appropriate.... Please do reflect on this everyone....Arunram (talk) 10:54, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Lists of cuisine by state[edit]

In addition to photographs it would be a great contribution if the project can deliver Cuisine List pages on wikipedia by state. Imagine what a big contribution it would be, given India's incredible diversity of cuisine. These lists could also be used to get photo enthusiasts to scout for missing pictures. What do you all think?

Arunram I think this is a great idea!! Will try to incorporate this maybe in Phase 2. For more details on this, I welcome you to go through the IRC chat log Yohannvt (talk) 13:01, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Will do. thanks Arunram (talk) 13:38, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Current pages on WP:EN[edit]

Attempts for other countries[edit]

I think creating these list pages will form a base for us to know how complete the pic collection is. The challenge with photo event is that often we may run into too many pics of the same item while we dont have any pictures for many items. The list approach could guide our efforts and also help catalogue comprehensively.

Let me know what you think of these suggestions. Please add to these thoughts to.... Arunram (talk) 13:33, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

IRC for WLF volunteers[edit]

An IRC is planned for 5th April at 10pm IST. The Agenda for the IRC will be as follows-

  • Dates
  • Finalization of Rules
  • Concluding the number & variety of Prizes to be given
  • Deciding the Jury which includes the no. of Judges in them and the expected background of each Judge
  • Any other Important Topic as picked up by the participants of the IRC

The link to the IRC - http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#wikimedia-in

For those who are unable to attend the IRC are welcome to post their suggestions at WLF Planning

Thank you Yohannvt (talk) 20:09, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Glad to see this. Missed it though. Could you please share the IRC summary on the WMIN page? Thanks Arunram (talk) 09:44, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Arunram, chat log can be found here. --ravidreams (talk) 10:14, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
ravidreams: Thanks Arunram (talk) 10:55, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

IRC on 12th April[edit]

An IRC is planned for 12th April at 10pm IST. The Agenda for the IRC will be as follows-

  • Dates for Phase 2
  • Concluding the variety of Prizes to be given
  • Deciding the Judges
  • Any other Important Topic as picked up by the participants of the IRC

Yohannvt (talk) 11:35, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Please find the IRC for 12th April here

Discussion on Judges, dates & Prizes going on here[edit]

Discusion on Judges, dates & Prizes is going on here


Name of Category for the competition[edit]

I suggest the name of the category shall be Wiki Loves Food - Category:Wiki Loves Food Yohannvt (talk) 23:37, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Urdu nomination conflict[edit]

Yohann, Volunteers cannot nominate themselves as a participant. Obaid Raza who himself is a volunteer and point of contact of Urdu Wiki community has nominated himself as a participant, which causes a conflict in interest. I am removing his name from the nomination page because of it. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 20:07, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Being a Point of contact,need not necessarily be a volunteer. Obaid Raza has not signed himself up as a Volunteer, so he can participate Yohannvt (talk) 11:15, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Bodhisattwa I am reverting your edit Yohannvt (talk) 11:17, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Theme[edit]

If you can highlight theme at the main page, it would be ideal for competitors. Like Wiki Loves Africa, you can list some types. I don't think fruit and vegetable could be cuisine. If not, there would be possible to upload hundreds of images. Do you accept dessert? Again, desserts include fruits, drinks, cookies, etc. --AntanO 07:24, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

@Yohannvt: --AntanO 13:09, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
we are working on the themes & will confirm it by phase 2 Yohannvt (talk) 06:09, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Technalities and other plannings[edit]

Dear Team,

I still feel that we can wait before we go-ahead for the main contest. Probably I feel it might be good to have a month's time; thus we can start the contest on 1st of June and end the same on 30th June. There are few things which we need to prepare before we start the main contest:

  • Upload Wizard has to be formed and test
  • Request to meta to have the banners running on Wikimedia projects in India
  • Voting tool for jury; you can not expect jury to manually check 10,000s of images
  • Tool and team to identify duplications (in terms of same images uploaded from different positions)
  • As noted by Antan, it might be better to take a theme and run the contest. This is upto the theme to decide though.
  • Category should be called as: "Images from Wiki Loves Food"
  • Press releases/blogs/social media/dedicated email id for support/ all has to join as well to keep communicating to participants
  • Presentation (pdf) on how to upload will also help
  • We need a different website (wordpress maybe) and not Commons because Commons has been a discussion point for all organisers and volunteers. Participants would be able to see all this.

More than any of the team, jury has the biggest task and if they back out, everything might just look messed up (did experience the same during WLM). There are more points; however just wanted to highlight all this now which when sorted the contest should run smooth enough. -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 11:55, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Volunteers from our team are going through your suggestions & will surely get back to you. Thanks for all your support ♪Karthik♫. & nice to see you on our team!! Yohannvt (talk) 19:16, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Rule[edit]

As per the note "the organizers reserve the right to modify these rules or to cancel the contest at their sole discretion, even after it has started", you have the rights. But in participation point of view, it would create uncertain environment of the competition and discouragement. We don't get in a bus unless we know where it will go. I have already questioned about "theme" by considering this kind of issue. If you have informed earlier, why should we waste our time on capture, PP and upload. --AntanO 16:33, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

hi AntanO. This fine print is just put in case of legal issues. Many of the national & international commons competitions like Wiki loves Monuments , wiki loves Africa have a similar fine print. WMIN would never do anything to create discouragement in the community or create uncertainty in Environment!! Yohannvt (talk) 19:24, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Yohannvt for your response. I agree with your comment. My point is not entirely on disclaimer note, but rule. As per fine print, the rule can change. Latest rule states that "Competition is all about uploading good quality photographs of Indian food items, photographs of fruits and vegetables will not be entertained." If the rule was mentioned at the beginning of the competition, we would have avoided some uploads of fruits and vegetables. However, some clarifications remain. Project aim says different cuisines of India & the world (also, it says Indian Food related photographs), but recent rule deny by stating Indian food items. What does it mean? If I ask simply, can we upload Sri Lankan, Bangladesh foods including other food items such as sweets, fruits (fruit is one of desserts), desserts, etc? If it not suits for me, I can withdraw and give a change to other Wikipedian due to limited seats. So, you may understand my nature of clarification. I am afraid that I get in a different bus. :) --AntanO 06:51, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
hi AntanO. The rule has been undone. Yohannvt (talk) 18:01, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Hello AntanO, First of all as a part of WLF, I want to clarify that the main aim of the contest was to enrich Wikimedia Commons with Indian food photographs. But after certain moment we found that there's a diversion in our aim. So, I introduced the rule and I apologize for introducing it in the middle of the contest and as of now we will avoid the rule for Phase 1 but it will be strictly applicable for Phase 2. --Saileshpat (talk) 19:34, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Yohannvt. Saileshpat, you shouldn't apologize since it is not conflict of interest. I agree that phase 2 should stick on specified rules. --AntanO 19:40, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata:Menu Challenge[edit]

Wikimedia Sweden is currently engaged in a project called Menu Challenge. It would be nice if participants there could somehow collaborate here. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:26, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

That would indeed be awesome :-)! Looking forward seeing more languages from India there! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 15:20, 12 May 2015 (UTC) (Wikimedia Sverige) Perhaps there are some overlaps with images as well that could be added on Wikidata (see here)?
Thanks Blue Rasberry . Menu Challenge looks like a very interesting project!! Yohannvt (talk) 13:55, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Hello John Andersson (WMSE) , Bluerasberry, That's really great. I am participating in Wikidata challenge. Please notify us , If we can collaboratively start something new within these two contests. --Saileshpat (talk) 20:11, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
I have added some info about your great contest on our log. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 09:38, 15 May 2015 (UTC) I am also emailing with Yohannvt. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 09:39, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Form not working[edit]

Registration form not working. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 21:32, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

@Ravi, Please check this out!--Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 12:52, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Yogesh Khandke and Dineshkumar Ponnusamy, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Fixed now.--Ravi (talk) 15:27, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
Ravi Still not working. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 18:12, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Yogesh Khandke, thanks for the alert again. I have fixed it again and we shouldn't be facing any issues until 15th June, 2015.--Ravi (talk) 08:15, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Ravi Thanks, registered!

Site notice translation[edit]

Malayalam site notice has spelling errors. Where can I fix them? These types of small errors from pure negligence will damage not only the goal of the campaign but also the project where site notice appear. --Praveen:talk 02:11, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

@Yohannvt, @Ravidreams any help?--Praveen:talk 11:01, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
srry Praveenp for the mistake. You can correct it here here. I would also suggest you to go through the other translations & ask others to check them. Thanks!!! Yohannvt (talk) 11:21, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

copyrights violation[edit]

Many files are copied from online sources and being uploaded. So far, I have tagged hundreds of files for speedy deletion and deletion nomination. If you can (possible?) send the message regarding to our copyrights policy to competitors, it would be helpful to those do clean up and patrol work at Commons. Meantime, organizers can help us to tag the copyright violation for deletion since hundreds of files are pouring. --AntanO 01:42, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi AntanO. Thanks for pointing it out. We will try to send a message to the participants about the copyright policy. We had actually put it up on our rules, guess they didn't read them!! Thanks again Yohannvt (talk) 11:24, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Just to confirm @AntanO:' findings: Hundreds of copyright violations by (examples) User talk:Mallangi sravani + User talk:Ssingh68 + User talk:Ttra12 + User talk:Gauravborah + User talk:Ishmeetkaur379711 + User talk:Vishalh125 + etc-etc-etc., tagged by me only in the last 12 hours. All files in Category:Images from Wiki Loves Food 2015 need a comprehensive and firm check (small/inconsistent resolutions, missing/inconsistent EXIF) to avoid that Commons turns to a license washing machine, considering also that a lot of files are being grabbed from social media. Gunnex (talk) 08:44, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Copyrights free but now "own" and other issues[edit]

Hello Organizers!
Firstly congratulations for this new contest and it looks good so far. But I am noticing this new problem. There are users who are uploading subject images from other websites. These images are NOT copyrighted and hence can stay on Commons. But they should be eliminated from the competition as they are not their “own” images. Many professional/semi-professional photographers do release their images on Flickr and merely hunting those images and uploading them should not be awarded under this contest. Check some probable examples here.
In this case, and in general, what are the organizers planning to do about the images not in the scope of the contest? Will these images still continue to be in the Category:Images from Wiki Loves Food 2015 giving impression that they were not eliminated from the contest? Examples include File:Abanindra mohon maitra.jpg, File:Abanindra maitra.jpg
Also, btw, I couldn’t find a list of organizers or volunteers who should be contacted in case needed. I am assuming these users and pinging them here… CC: @Yohannvt, Arunram, Ravidreams:. Thanks! §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 04:53, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

File:Bread pakoda with coriander chutney and ketchup.jpg This kinda image has same issue. But, as per rule (All photos participating in the competition should be shot by you owning the copyright.) they are not eligible. --AntanO 05:30, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Many, if not all, uploads of Co9man (talk · contribs) seems to fall in this category. I haven't surfed much yet.... §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 12:28, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
hi §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ Here's the link of list of volunteers for future reference here. Meanwhile we are working on images which are facing copyright issues. We have a strict policy and are nominating pictures for speedy deletion. Meanwhile I would like to thank the commons community for picking up such issues so that we constantly improve our self.
Regarding images which are not in the domain of the competition but which have still been uploaded, we will not delete the pictures as of now but we might change the category later. Yohannvt (talk) 11:03, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Template {{Wiki Loves Food 2015}} not embedded correctly[edit]

Hi! Note that in many (if not all) uploads of this campaign the template {{Wiki Loves Food 2015}} is not correctly embedded/transcluded in the files, given as a result the full source code of this template in the file description = example. See also 0 (1) hits with whatlinkshere. Gunnex (talk) 15:07, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Ok, nobody cares. Btw: Is there anyone out there monitoring the ongoing campaign and the related uploads? Obviously not... quite amateurish. Gunnex (talk) 22:11, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
we have already started work on this, thanks for pointing it out! Yohannvt (talk) 06:54, 15 June 2015 (UTC)