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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

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we do if, upon reaching the location of a Red Pin, we discover the Historic Building is no longer standing or has been replaced by modern construction? 19:52, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

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)

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)

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? 03:46, 26 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)


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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit 17:26, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Contest entry periodEdit

Question ID 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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 900Edit

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)

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)