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Count of uploaded images on the US websiteEdit

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)

KGS number ??Edit

I am trying to enter your contest, but find it very user unfriendly, firstly when I try to upload from my apple mac, it does nto have a continue button to proceed to the next step. Then when I do it on windows it is fine, but I have no idea what a KGs number is. Could you please let me know what it is and how to find the number

Hi, which country are you uploading from? From your Mac, have you tried other browsers if you used only safari? Maybe chrome or Firefox will work better. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:15, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Missing Historical BuildingEdit

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we do if, upon reaching the location of a Red Pin, we discover the Historic Building is no longer standing or has been replaced by modern construction? 19:52, 20 September 2013 (UTC)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

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 appEdit

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 MonumentsEdit

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 moerniongEdit

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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?

Categoría: estudianteEdit

¿Qué hago si no me sale el espacio donde especificar categoría del concurso?

Change my nameEdit

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 141Edit

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 about Marshall's Store in Lawrence MichiganEdit

Question ID 141Edit

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)

Submitted Photographic FilesEdit

Question ID 141Edit

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)

Question ID 141Edit

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)

solo problemasEdit

Question ID 141Edit

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)

Communication errorEdit

Question ID 141Edit 17:26, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Contest entry periodEdit

Question ID 141Edit

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 KategorisierungEdit

Question ID 141Edit

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 displayedEdit

Question ID 141Edit

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 ?Edit

Question ID 141Edit

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 141Edit

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?Edit

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 141Edit

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 contestEdit

Question ID 141Edit

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?Edit

Question ID 141Edit

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

Issue of Prizes - 2013Edit

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)

WLM 2013 Awards?Edit

Question ID 141Edit

I'm really happy that one of my photos has been awarded with the fifth prize in december. But since I didn't hear anything official since then and according to the timetable awards should have been shipped before Christmas, I'm here to ask how and when this is going to happen?! Did I miss something? Do you need any informationen from me? --Martin Kraft (talk) 13:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Martin Kraft (talk) 13:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Anybody here, reading this questions? --Martin Kraft (talk) 21:15, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Error message "Campaign "wlm-us" has not been enabled."Edit

Question ID 141Edit

What is the correct means of contributing a photo after the end of the contest? I would like to upload photos of a monument (a US National Historic District listed on the map with a red pin). However, when I use the map upload tool ( and click on the pin, I get a message in a pink box (on page,%20Roughly%20bounded%20by%20Cleveland,%20Grant,%20Harrison,%20Lawrence,%20Lincoln,%20Madison%20and%20N.%202nd%20Aves.%20and%20River%20Rd.%20Highland%20Park&categories=WLM%202013%20United%20States%20unreviewed&lat=40.501389&lon=-74.438056) that says "Campaign "wlm-us" has not been enabled."

I understand that the contest is over; I don't care about that. I just want to contribute my photos to the Commons. But if I were to just go to Wikimedia Commons homepage & upload a photo from there, it wouldn't be linked to the National Register of Historic Places. For example, the photo I uploaded during the contest ( has a banner with a National Park Service icon that reads "This is an image of a place or building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States. Its reference number is 96001470."

Also, are there any plans to update the map so we can see which pins have turned from red to green?

Thank you! Gould363 (talk) 22:50, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

@Gould363: I have turned the campaign back on, so the upload tool should work now. As for the map, it updates gradually (I'm not exactly sure how) so it could conceivably take a few months. —Mono 18:38, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Super, thanks for the quick response!
My only data point is that the pin for a site that I contributed a photo for on 7 Sept 2013 is still red. But I will assume that all is well. Gould363 (talk) 21:43, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

wlm-lb - Uploader for LebanonEdit

How can I create and enable a photo uploader for WLM Lebanon. Thank you. --Aboluay (talk) 19:34, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello Aboluay, All the missing campaigns I will create in the coming days, including Lebanon. Romaine (talk) 14:19, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Great, thank you Romaine. This is good news. --Aboluay (talk) 14:25, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi Romaine. Any progress on the upload wizard for Lebanon? Can you please let me know the URL link you will use to update our pages. Thank you. --Aboluay (talk) 04:10, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Done Done - (lb is the country code) - However, I need more information to get it fully working! Questions:
  1. What page will be the landing page for the participants from Lebanon? Please add that page here.
  2. Is there anywhere a list of monuments of Lebanon? On the Arabic Wikipedia perhaps? Can you give me a link to one or more lists?
Thanks! Romaine (talk) 04:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

wlm-SY - Up-loader for SyriaEdit

How can I create and enable a photo up-loader for WLM Syria. & Thank you.Ahmad.aea.99 (talk) 09:43, 19 August 2014 (UTC).

Hello Ahmad.aea.99, For Wiki Loves Monuments I am the person who sets up all upload wizards for all the countries. The upload wizard for Syria already exists and works the same as in 2013. You can reach me faster at IRC: Access webchat. See also Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2014/Upload campaigns. Romaine (talk) 21:14, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you my friend Romaine, I could not access private chat room, show me the following statement (Can't use this command in this window)، I wish you to provide me with a link to raise files، & Thank you.

How can I create and enable a photo up-loader for WLM Syria. & Thank you.Ahmad.aea.99 (talk) 10:15, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

You can link to to upload files with the upload wizard for Syria. Romaine (talk) 17:59, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

wlm-iq - Uploader for IraqEdit

Any help please...

We need someone to create the page to upload photos from Iraq (Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 in Iraq), Regards --Mahmoudalrawi (talk) 20:59, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello Mahmoudalrawi, I just created the upload wizard for Iraq. The upload wizard is not fully ready yet and I need your help to get it ready! I posted questions on my talk page: User_talk:Romaine#wlm-iq_Uploader_for_Iraq. Can you make sure all the information I need is provided? Thanks! Romaine (talk) 03:56, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Monuments in IrelandEdit

Question ID 141Edit

Hello, There was a recent report on Irish TV re: a 2014 Monument contest for sites in Ireland. But I did not see any mention of it on your web site. Where can I get information? Thanks. 14:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Yes, there is a monument contest going on for sites in Ireland, it is called Wiki Loves Monuments. The aim is to get the public making pictures of all the cultural heritage monuments in Ireland. You can find more information about it on The files you upload then on this wiki and the photos will be used in articles on Wikipedia. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 16:05, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia loves monuments 2014 USAEdit

Question ID 141Edit

When will the 2014 Wikipedia loves monuments for USA for 2014 begin?

In 2014 the United States will not be part of Wiki Loves Monuments but organize a longer Commons:Wikipedia Summer of Monuments with the same subject. Romaine (talk) 17:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC) 12:24, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Error while uploadingEdit

Question ID 141Edit

I get error message saying <api-error-fileexists-forbidden> while when I try to upload. How do I upload?

Dhaval4987 (talk) 20:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Dhaval4987,It seems that the normal message isn't shown, but normally would say that the file already exists and/or with the same name. It is not allowed to upload a file over another one nor that the same image is uploaded twice. Romaine (talk) 08:19, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

upload photoEdit

Question ID 141Edit

can I upload photo on any of your websites? If yes please give me the link! 22:36, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

hello! First you go to and select the country in what you have made photos. They should tell you how you can upload. Romaine (talk) 08:21, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Unknown error while uploading filesEdit

Question ID 141Edit

Saqibsyd (talk) 05:06, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I got problem when uploading my images; unknown error please help.!

What is the prize if i win? and exactly how do i participate?Edit

Question ID 141Edit

i want to know what is the prize and do i alone participate from my country or anyone from my country can participate? do i need to form a team first from me fellow country mates? 19:52, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

in which country are you? Prizes for each countries varies. The winners of the global awards, you may find the prizes on the website. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:33, 6 September 2014 (UTC)


Question ID 141Edit

Hello, You have shown Nagorno-Karabakh as a seperate country which is actually Azerbaijan's area and inside of our borders, although has been conquered by armenians. I hope you will respect historical facts and will do something about editing this information. Thanks in advance 05:36, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

No, the fact that Nagorno-Karabakh can potentially participate along with Armenia does not mean in any way that we recognize it as a separate country.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:16, 6 September 2014 (UTC)


Question ID 141Edit

I want to upload a photo of the Spire in Dublin City but I can't see how or where to do this, please advise, it's for the competition, thanks you

Unaphoto (talk) 16:23, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit


I have just uploaded a photo for the wrong monument; the site is now refusing to upload the photo again but to the right monument. Any way I can fix it, and delete it from the wrong page?


Jule955 (talk) 11:33, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Could you please provide a link to the file you have uploaded?--Ymblanter (talk) 11:08, 7 September 2014 (UTC)


Question ID 141Edit


Check your internet connection. Otherwise, just follow the direct web link it gives, and you should be able to download or even view the image in your browser. Simply right click the image in the browser and click on Save As. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:36, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

1) Is it allowed to post/upload more than one photos by one person/ID?

Yes you are allowed to upload any amount of images you wish to. Just make sure they're original images you own and they do not violate the Freedom Of Panorama rules. Check freedom of panorama in your country to see if it applies to those images you wanna upload. Othersies, you're good to rock and roll. Happy uploading. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:38, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

2) Is it allowed to cancel a photo after posting it & replace it by another one?

It is absolutely posible to replace an image with a new one. Just go to the file, and scroll to the lower side of the page, you should see "upload new file" or something of the sort. Click on that and you'll be able to upload a new file which will replace the file. You can search for "upload new file" when you're on the file page, In case you can't locate the link easily. --Nkansahrexford (talk) 15:42, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Ghazala Bheel (talk) 18:01, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Desearía saber si puedo subir fotos de otros países que no sea el mío.. de residencia, como Egipto, Tailandia o Israel. muchas gracias

lugar y nacional de España. Beaudroit.

Question ID 141Edit

Satish823 (talk) 15:58, 6 September 2014 (UTC) Hi,

Can i request to include INDIA to participate in this contest for 2014 year.

Please please please ....!

Satish Boddu.

Hello Satish823, it seems the team from last year choosed not to start again. You can maybe try to contact them on their mailing list but I think it's late to organize something this year. Maybe next year ! Symac (talk) 19:37, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

How do I edit the categories of my uploaded images? Thanks Juliet

Juliet220 (talk) 17:33, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

If you are asking about the upload, in the upload wizard window the third step of the upload) you can choose and manually edit categories for your file. If you have already uploaded the file, click "edit page" on the top and edit the categories manually.--Ymblanter (talk) 17:48, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

<api-error-fileexists-forbidden> wird mir beim Versuch des Hochladens angezeigt. Warum ?Edit

Question ID 141Edit

Auf dieser Stufe:

Caribio (talk) 08:33, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Auf welche Stufe?--Ymblanter (talk) 09:01, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Vielleicht gibt es schon ein File mit dieselbe Name?--Ymblanter (talk) 11:06, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

I had problem in uploading the photos.It says none of the upload was successful.

PakGuru99 (talk) 13:50, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

Hi, I am from Pakistan. I uploaded my photos and they uploaded okay. Then I was asked to write a description for each photo, which I did,However, on the next page it says" None of your uploads were successful" I re-tried multiple times but failed. Can you help please?

PakGuru99 (talk) 13:54, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit


I have uploaded a picture to the wrong monument. Here is the link:

Can you please delete it so I can upload it again to the right document, as I am unable to do so.


Jule955 (talk) 19:36, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

@Jule955: I deleted it for you. You can upload it again now. Thanks, —Mono (how to reply) 22:10, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Uploading image for WLM photo competition for the first time.Edit

Question ID 141Edit

I have just created an account for the WLM photo competition, and I need to know how to send or upload my image from my email address ( so I can send that image to you. Please advise. I reside in England.

Maltesemartin (talk) 10:39, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Photos are not seenEdit

Здравствуйте, я загрузил две фотографии для проекта " Вики любит памятники" и хотел , чтобы они участвовали в конкурсе в разделе для Германии, но когда я смотрю список новых загруженных фотографий, то их там не вижу, хотя на моей странице показано, что они загружены.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rob7711 (talk • contribs)

Я вижу фотографии, и они участвуют в конкурсе. Возможно, так как по Германии загружено очень много фотографий, они уже ушли из списка новых. В любом случае, не беспокойтесь. Я сейчас переименую фотографии, чтобы у них было более понятное название.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:45, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

can i send cropped, color, enchanched Photographs of my ownEdit

Question ID 141Edit

Wiki Loves Monuments,

can i Participate in the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest sending my cropped, color enhanced Photographs with my copyrights in it? 

confused about it hope to get reply soon thanks prayush manandhar (talk) 13:46, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

High user unfriendlinessEdit

Question ID 141Edit

A long comment from a disappointed new contributor!

Wikimedia does an amazing job, but my first participation makes me really disappointed.

You advertise on the homepage of wikipedia, to millions of users, asking them to help wikimonument.

I decide to help, in Switzerland.

1/ The list of monument is highly unpractical. Instead of being able to print a map of the village I will visit annotated with the missing monuments, I have to copy and past one by one the GPS coordinates of the building.

2/ The status is absolutely not uptodate. See e.g.

Some monuments have a photo, but their "coverage" is still "no image". Hence I cannot sort the column by "coverage" to know which photo to take.

Finding out which monument to photograph takes hence a lot of time.

3/ I take 2 pictures and upload them via the "upload" button First time it does not work. Second time it works. But where is the picture? I don't know.

I check the list and the pictures I've just uploaded do not appear.

That's strange! I've just updated them from the list using the "upload" button??

I find the picture under my contributions:

4/ I ask a colleague of mine who is a Wikipedia editor. He explains me that I should edit the list page,

But why isn't it clearly explained?

Then he says: write [filename] for the picture file but it does not work as one must not put [] -- even he did not know that! Then the picture appears. I say "but i must manually change the coverage status"! Again, I need to edit the page, finding out myself the appropriate code ("2" for "Less or equal to 30 images").

-> How do you expect users to know all this??

5/ I wonder: where is the photo actually used ? not on not here but here

Well, what I discover is that wikimedia *already has the pictures of the two monuments I've photographed!* (3300 and 3297), and they're one year old. WHY DID I BOTHER HELPING WIKIMEDIA IF PICTURES ALREADY EXISTED???



I've lost time listing pictures to photograph, photographing them, finding out by miracle how to upload them and keep the list uptodate -- all this for nothing.

I find this extremely disappointing. I hope you realize that the process must work in a much simpler, and efficient way if you hope to win users.

Because of your very visible advertisement on the front page of Wikipedia you engage the broad public, which makes it even more crucial to have a good workflow.

I hope you'll take the necessary steps to improve this.

Best regards,


PS Again, bad user friendliness: I send theses remarks by email to, an address found here .. but the email bounces back, as the address is not valid!

Docdss (talk) 09:05, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Ошибка при загрузки фотографийEdit

При загрузке фотографий на пункте "Описание" возникает вот такая ошибка: <api-error-unknownerror>. Подскажите с чем это связано?

В какой момент она возникает?--Ymblanter (talk) 12:52, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Может быть, описание слишком длинное?--Ymblanter (talk) 12:53, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Описание стандартное.
К сожалению, я не очень понимаю, в чём проблема. Удавалось ли Вам загружать другие фотографии? Что происходит, если поменять описание?--Ymblanter (talk) 13:47, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Внизу пишут, что предполагаемое имя файла не в порядке.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:51, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Фотографія не вірнаEdit

Яким чином можна помітити на сторінці те, що фото не відповідає адресі памятнику?

Якщо ви бачите, що до списку додане фото, яке не ілюструє пам'ятку, найкраще замінити його на фото, яке відповідає пам'ятці. Ви можете також написати на сторінці обговорення списку (вкладка Обговорення у верхньому лівому кутку сторінки) — NickK (talk) 22:26, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

1joymuse1 (talk) 18:58, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Do you have to attach a link to enter the Summer of Monuments contest or when it is uploaded it's in the contest?

Question ID 141Edit

I am getting the following error when I upload my pictures: "The upload succeeded, but the server could not get a preview thumbnail." What do I need to do to correct/prevent this?

The files are TIFF images, which I've seen used here before, anywhere from 9 - 12 MB in size. 22:36, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


Question ID 141Edit

I get the api-error-unknownerror when I upload pictures. Those pictures are JPG files, file size around 4,5 MB taken by myself with my Olympus Camera. The file upload properly in the first step. I tried to upload files one by one. I tried a different file after the first failure. I granted the license in the second step without altering my username (my real name contains umlauts and I was not sure whether this might cause trouble). I was sent to the third upload page with the description fields. There was no error so far.

I added the address data as written in the list of monuments for my city. In the first try, I left the category blank. In the second try I added a general category "Wohnhaus" as suggested. I added the name of the city. I did not add the district of the city because it contains umlauts.

I clicked the finishing button and got an error page with a light grey box. In the center of the box stood the Filename and in a separate line <api-error-unknownerror>. No other text there. On the right , there was a red button with an exclamation mark. In the upper right corner, there was a red asterisk mentioning that "this" was a required field. No fields were shown nor marked. On the left side inside the box there was a thumbnail of my image with another border around it.

In this form, there is no function for adding screenshots. This is why I describe the error page so thoroughly. My browser is Firefox 32.0.1/current on Mac OS X 10.9.4. I guess, there is either a hidden field on the description page or on of the three fields filled by me was not accepted. However, there is no evidence for the user as of what went wrong.


The reason for this error is the prefilled file name field on the description page (first field). The hint says that this field must not be empty. Leaving it unaltered is a natural choice. However, the default name which is the files local name does not meet the requirements. I dont know in which regard, because the file name extension is stripped of which is the single requirement explicitly mentioned when clicking the question mark. But changing the default name to something different did the trick for me.

I believe the file name field should not be prefilled. This would prevent this nasty barrier in participation. Second, the error page should be fixed, explaining what exactly went wrong. Third, the try again button on the error page should provide the option to go back one edit step to change parameters. Because uploading takes such extended times in the broadband developing state of germany, it is plain inacceptable to upload the same file over and over again only to test which field was the culprit.

Cvoelker (talk) 11:21, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

When I click browse, and select my picture, nothing happensEdit

Question ID 141Edit

I have created an account. When I click on the "select media files to share" button, I can open them from the proper file on my computer, but when I click open, nothing happens. I can't see anything uploading.

Thank you!

K bottomley (talk) 20:01, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

Is it possible to edit my contributions afterwards? Mostly add information.

If it is possible to edit contributions - There is wrong title of picture by "Nordelch" It should be Stallet (Stables) at Nasby slott. I can not find email address to him.

Sincerely, Webbgun alias Gun Larsson.

Webbgun (talk) 07:38, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

wie spiele ich das Foto für den Wettbewerb ein?

Birbamer (talk) 21:08, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Памятники, которых нет в списке.Edit

Доброго времени суток! Могут ли пользователи самостоятельно добавлять памятники в список? В Харьковской области огромное количество памятников 1941-1945, но в списках их нету. Есть фотографии мемориальных комплексов, самолетов и танков времен ВОВ.

Добрый вечер! На этой неделе памятники Харьковской области будут добавлены в списки, к концу недели списки должны быть готовы. Предварительно в списках есть достаточно много мемориальных комплексов, самолётов, танков и т. п. — NickK (talk) 18:13, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Entering existing photos from my accountEdit

Question ID 141Edit

Hi I would like to know whether it's possible to enter a photo into the monuments contest that I've already added to an article on Wikipedia. First of all I'm not sure whether this is allowed and if it is I would like to know how to do this? I'm an absolute newbie so I'm a bit stuck and can't seem to make it work. Or should I just upload the same photo again with a different file name or something like that? Thanks!Joyen69 (talk) 06:23, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Joyen69 (talk) 06:23, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

If you uploaded the photo during September 2014, it is eligible for the contest. You just will need to add a WLM template to the file. If it was uploaded earlier, it is not eligible. In any case, do not upload the same photo for the second time.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:28, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

Nombre de monumentosEdit

Hola: he recibido un aviso, o notificación, sobre el nombre dado a ciertas fotos que he subido con la categoría de "Monumento-Fortaleza" y me dice que aquí no se usa esa descripción, en cambio yo la he copiado de la lista de monumentos de BIC y viene así. Me dice que lo rectifique y no sé cómo hacerlo. Gracias AdriPozuelo

How to upload to a new country?Edit

Question ID 141Edit

I want to upload an image from Burma/Myanmar and one from Indonesia but the countries aren't listed - is it possible to add them?

Samiam2310 (talk) 13:05, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

It is definitely possible to upload the photos, but since these countries are not participating this year, the photos will not participate in the contest.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:03, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Unable to upload pictures for certain monumentsEdit

Question ID 141Edit

Hi ! On the pagești,_sector_1 where are listed the historical monument of Bucharest, and those with missing pictures. For some monuments I can upload pictures without, but for others I can't (like B-II-m-B-19195 )with the following error : "Acțiunea pe care vreți s-o realizați este accesibilă utilizatorilor din grupele Utilizatori confirmați, Administratori, Utilizatori confirmați. " What can I do ? I have already participated to the event last year without any problem.

Lennemeyer (talk) 08:26, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Cannot upload picEdit

Question ID 141Edit

I am new to the site and heard about it in the nick of time to submit photos for the summer national historic photos on sept 30th. However when I push upload, the circle just twirls. Nothing happens. I've added a photo but it never gets uploaded.

Jazzlady40 (talk) 16:59, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Cannott upload photoEdit

Question ID 141Edit

I cannot upload an image for the summer historic wiki contest. I choose an image but it will not load or do anything.

Jazzlady40 (talk) 18:15, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

My best photo didn't uploadEdit

Question ID 141Edit

The uploader first indicated it successfully received two photos of Mill Rift Hall (PA), and I put in descriptors and such. But then it said there was an error with the second one, which is the really nicest of the two. I retried several times, to no avail. Then I "continued anyway," and it showed only one photo. I went back to try the 2nd photo again, and after it loaded, it said again the file had failed because there was already a file with that content. I'm confused. Is my photo in or not?

Bkswrites (talk) 23:09, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

In your uploads, I see two files of this building. Could you please have a look.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Question ID 141Edit

Hello Wikimedia Helpdesk. I uploaded some photographs of Monuments for the competition. The files were uploaded successfully but some files could not be verified at the end and returned error. But my all of my photographs are showing in the uploaded section. How can I check that my photographs are Placed in the right section and my name and my image count as a participator. Thanks.

Ammar ejaz444 (talk) 18:26, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Check if all the files appear in this overview. Akoopal (talk) 22:07, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Scupture in Mitzpeh Ramon, IsraelEdit

Question ID 141Edit

Could you please tell me the name of the sculpture by Daniel Kish? It was photographed by Dr. Avishai Teicher. Thanks, Maya Hercbergs. My email is

2602:304:B276:2C10:CABC:C8FF:FEF0:FF06 12:06, 2 October 2014 (UTC)