Commons talk:Wiki Loves Monuments 2011/Progress

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Germany 750,000? Really? Any database available? emijrp (talk) 15:46, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Really :) But the databases are scattered throughout the country... Effeietsanders (talk) 18:20, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Belgium[edit]

Hi! I'm surprise seeing four Belgiums. This is a multilingual project, so different languages should not be a problem. What's the next? --Millars (talk) 10:50, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Belgium is a federal state. Monuments are not arranged on a federal level, but on a more local level. Wait till you see Germany. Multichill (talk) 12:41, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
But It is only one State. I supose there will be only one contest in Belgium and one in Germany. Or will be different contests? I think the important thing is not if one monument is promoted by a federal law or a regional law, the important is if it's a monument or not. The list should be for all the country. That's my opinion. --Millars (talk) 23:38, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
Hello Millars, maybe the Wikipedia articles on Belgium and Germany (and federalism there) are interesting to you. The inventarisation of monuments in Flanders is done by a Flemish institution, for example. So if we want to get the data for the list, we have to deal with it and also for a possible joint action on open monument day.--Ziko (talk) 00:27, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
It all depends who and how you want to address the participants. Belgium has no wikipedia chapter and you'll find most Flemish contributors on nl: and en; wiki, Walloons on the fr:wikipedia, German speaking on the de:wikipedia. The various communities have their own databases and their own way on managing and promoting cultural heritage. You'll find similar problems in multi-lingual countries, such as Spain, Italy, Switzerland, ...After all, wikipedias are organized by language, states not necessarily, so this is a major organisation issue. Note that we have made many efforts to avoid that this cultural complexity complicates Commons categorisation structures. --Foroa (talk) 06:55, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Belarus on wikilovesmonuments.eu[edit]

Don't really get where to place the request, but may someone add Belarus to the WLM'2011 site? Both link and map area sector. Wizardist (talk) 16:13, 7 June 2011 (UTC)