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Photo challenge link on main pageEdit

Hello All! I suppose that the not-so-old Commons:Photo challenge should be given some place on our main page. I propose adding it in the "Highlights" box as "You may also be interested in Picture of the Year and Photo challenge." Some other suggestions are also welcome. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 12:03, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I agree that it would be good to be mentioned. The "Highlights" section seems currently aimed at people browsing for the first time and there isn't much to highlight projects aimed at contributing. Rather than wording this "If you are browsing Commons for the first time" in a way that starts off excluding lots of people, why not simply state that our best content can be found at Featured Pictures and other great material at Quality Images and Valued Images. How about:
Our best images can be found at Featured pictures, the cream of which are awarded Picture of the Year. Other great images include those at Quality images and Valued images.
Why not meet some of our talented photographers and illustrators, or join them and take part in the monthly Photo challenge. -- Colin (talk) 13:23, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
This sounds better. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 05:12, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
I would have no problem with having it advertised in the top right where the commons-app was, and where wiki-loves-monuments is at present. I don't think Commons needs to encourage mass random low grade photos (as detractors suggest commons-app encourages), but prompting more people to participate via the photo challenge would be great. --Tony Wills (talk) 10:26, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
|Announcement Title=Photo challenge |Announcement Text= [[File:Camera2_mgx.svg|100px|right]] <div style="margin-left: 0.3em; padding-right: 0.6em; line-height: 1.5; color: #000; font-size: 1.6em">Take some photos and upload them to meet our monthly thematic challenge, get inspiration and try new subjects! [[Commons:Photo challenge|'''Learn more about the challenges!''']]</div> <div align="center" style="margin: 1em;"> {{Clickable button|Commons:Photo_challenge#Challenges_open_for_submission|'''Checkout this months challenges'''|iconPrimary=ui-icon-circle-arrow-n|class=ui-button-green ui-button-large}} </div> --Tony Wills (talk) 10:45, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
I see no need, imho is a watchlist notice enough. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:37, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
The Photo challenge has a bit easier criteria than other competitions like POTY or even the FPs. This bit of leniency should encourage more editors to take part and hence additional highlighting through main page would be helpful. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 13:12, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support. --Túrelio (talk) 12:37, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support as earlier. Jee 15:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support - Even after being an active user for so long, I did not know about this. This stuff has to be advertised. --Sreejith K (talk) 15:55, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol neutral vote.svg Ok --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:04, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support I am late, but I support. Yann (talk) 12:28, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:53, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Great stuff :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 21:00, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Is the Photo Challenge box a permanent fixture? It's a good start. I'd suggest perhaps reducing the font size in line with the rest, and fewer exclamation marks!!! If there is room, then rather than the rather dull SVG of a camera, we could display a thumbnail of a previous challenge winner? -- Colin (talk) 21:18, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

I think it can be one of a number of alternative 'featured' projects etc displayed in that space. In that respect I think a different font helps differentiate it from the 'static' content. Suggestions of other projects to feature? I would prefer not to have other image content on the main page (eg past photo challenge winners, or even the previous box with POTY images) as that content distracts from the POTD/MOTD content and makes the whole page too busy. I do agree fewer exclamation marks!!! (I think I just copied that from the photo challenge page :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 09:11, 11 October 2014 (UTC)


Non parlo inglese, usate un traduttore.

Un utente, Michele Bassi, copia le foto da internet e le spaccia per sue, osando pure mettere il pubblico dominio sulle foto NON SUE che carica. Ricicla anche da Google Maps (streetview) senza avere il buon senso di citarne l'origine, ma sempre inventando che sono foto sue (e mettendo il pubblico dominio). Bloccate la sua utenza, bloccate il suo IP, cancellate TUTTI i suoi contributi. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

What happened to the US government portal subpages?...Edit

Hi ...Back in the July August time-frame I added a number of files to the US Department of Transportation page as well as adding some introductory material so that I could on this material for future Wikipedia articles... some editors on that site have asked me to use Wiki commons instead of loading files up on Wikipedia... the files that I added are still there but the page I was editing (Federal Transit Administration FTA) seems to be gone... has it been moved?.... any help would be appreciated... Thanks ...

Risk Engineer (talk) 14:08, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Motd/2014-10-13 - possible problematic content?Edit

Excerpt of security camera video showing how Yue Yue was hit twice by vehicles, while 18 others pedestrians or passersby watched and/or ignored the girl laying severely injured on the street.

Looking backward I think it is necessary to ask for comments to my selection of Motd/2014-10-13. Maybe this kind of content could be an ethical issue for some people. I will post this announcement at the village pump‎ too. --Pristurus (talk) 21:50, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

WLM now closedEdit

The WLM contest is now over, so the announcement needs to be removed from this page. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:47, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:52, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Want to edit description of today's Media of the DayEdit

I just created English closed captions for today's Media of the Day, the Esperanto music video La fina venk' by translating the Esperanto subtitle file. The file's Summary Description is

English: Video clip for the Esperanto song La fina venk’ by i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).

I'd like to add an Esperanto translation of that, but when I try, I get

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
This page is currently protected from editing because it is transcluded in the following page, which is protected with the "cascading" option enabled:
  • Main Page

The translation, in the format of the other-language descriptions I see in the source of the page, would be

{{eo|Video de la esperanta kanto ''La fina venk’'' de i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).}}

which comes out as

Esperanto: Video de la esperanta kanto La fina venk’ de i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).

--Thnidu (talk) 04:12, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

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