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Should the monument be of my residing country?Edit

Should the monument be of my residing country? I want to participate in this contest. I am a citizen of India. But the monument I clicked was in Qatar. So by 'Participating country' do you mean that Qatar should be in the list of participating country? I see that there is no monument list for Qatar. 11:24, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Indeed, in this case the participating country would be Qatar, which unfortunately does not participate. Your nationality/location do not matter for the competition.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:16, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
Though your location doesn't matter, both the participating countries and the languages you speak may vary from your location, and since WLM is mostly run by local volunteers, not all locations participate or have lists available in any other Wikipedias than the local language (i.e. Dutch monument lists are in Dutch Wikipedia, but Dutch Wikipedia does not have lists for French monuments, etc). Jane023 (talk) 14:20, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

upload funktioniert nichtEdit

Das Hochladen meiner Fotos mit dem Hochlade-Assistenten für Denkmalfotos in Niedersachsen funktioniert nicht, nach mehreren Minuten erhalte ich den Hinweis Unbekannter Fehler: „parsererror“. --Puusterke (talk) 16:31, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Hallo Puusterke. We don't get an error when we test. This may have been a temporary server error. Please check back and if the issue persists, share the exact link you use and we will troubleshoot. Thanks and sorry about the glitch. --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 17:04, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Habe es mit Google Chrome versucht (anstelle von Firefox) - hier klappt der uploadǃ --Puusterke (talk) 17:15, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Sehr gut.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:25, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

licensing of photographsEdit

I would like to know what is meant by "licensing" of photographs to be uploaded for WLM.

Thank you

suhaz@rediffmail.com117.199.79.190 19:42, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

The photographs are released under CC-BY-SA 4.0, which in practice means that the re-users can use the photo, including usage for commercial purposes, but must always attribute it to the author. For more detail, see the Wikipedia article.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:36, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Указание авторстваEdit

У меня есть сканированная фотография здания, которое уже снесено. Автора фотографии я не знаю. Но тем не менее хочу загрузить эту работу, для того, чтобы проиллюстрировать погибший памятник. Подскажите, пожалуйста, как мне в этом случае указать авторство! Заранее спасибо! Константинъ.

К сожалению, никак, такую фотографию можно будет загрузить только через 70 лет после того, как она сделана, указав, что авторство неизвестно.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:37, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Uploading photos issueEdit

if i mistakenly uploaded a worng photo for the wiki loves monuments contest; how can i remove/delete it ? So that i can upload the actual one.

Amir Choudhry (talk) 20:26, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

@Amir Choudhry:, please provide the name of the photo.--Ymblanter (talk) 21:38, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

GoogleEdit 16:02, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

upload pictureEdit

how to upload photo in wlm ?Amritrana10 (talk) 03:25, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

@Amritrana10:, use this page, it has direct links which you need.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:17, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

about updation of photo in leaderboardEdit

Respected Sir/Madam Today i have uploaded six photos but my name is not in the leaderboard list. my photos are reffered to orge new user page. ? Please help if anything wrong.

Kanu Bhardwaj (talk) 09:59, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

@Karthikndr: can you help with the above question as it seems to be related to what the national team in India is doing? Thanks! :) --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:29, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Usually it is updated daily. -- Naveenpf (talk) 10:04, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Tuve problemas para colocar codigo del monumentoEdit

Buenas tardes tuve problemas para colocar el código del monumento y me gustaría poder editar esta parte en la fotografía sobre el Puente de las Américas de Panamá.

Agradezco su colaboración — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ssaucedoc (talk • contribs) 01:30, 06 September 2016 (UTC)

@Ayaita:, can you help with the above question, please? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:21, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Upload photosEdit

Hey I am from Bangladesh.I have an active account though I cannot upload the photos. Every time the link is not responding. it would be great if u help me with this. I clicked to the direct link. but that's also not working

SampreetyAli (talk) 11:08, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi SampreetyAli. Can you share with us a screenshot of the page where the error happens or the error code itself, if you see a specific error? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:24, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Historic landmark contest...Edit

Trying to upload pictures I took of some historic places ... It seems extremely difficult to load them I hadn't been able to yet and submit anything because of ridiculous information wiki is asking for and telling me I can't upload it but it won't say why.... So how do you enter the contest of you don't allow to be submitted?????????

BethanyBrown78 (talk) 21:21, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi BethanyBrown78. Can you share a screenshot of where the upload fails? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:22, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Creating StateGuideEdit

Where/how do we upload a guide for our state ? 09:07, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi What will the guide you're referring to help the participants with? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:21, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 contestEdit

How to see my uploaded photos and my name in leaderboard?

Manikandanparamu (talk) 09:53, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Manikandanparamu. You can see the list of all your contributions at Special:Contributions/Manikandanparamu. Regarding your second question, I'm not sure what you mean by leaderboard. Can you expand on that? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:19, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Arpita gautam (talk) 12:28, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Usually it is updated daily. -- Naveenpf (talk) 10:04, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

San Antonio Wiki Loves MonumentsEdit

I would like to create a WLM page specific to the City of San Antonio. I understand that I can copy an existing State Guide and adapt it, but I haven't figured out how to copy, especially those nice big red Upload buttons. What tool should I be using to help me accomplish this?

Crguerra2016 (talk) 16:57, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

@Kevin Payravi:, can you help with the above? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:12, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
@LilyOfTheWest: Thanks for the ping!
@Crguerra2016: Hi there! I see you managed to get a page up - that's awesome! I've fixed all the of links on the page (including the buttons), and added a link to the guide on our event's page. Images uploaded from Texas will appear in Category:Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in Texas (you will see that there is already a handful of uploads, too). I appreciate your interest and the time you took to put together a guide! If you have any questions or need further help, feel free to reach out to me on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 06:49, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Criteria to select top contributorEdit

What is the criteria to select a top contributor???

Ashu0061 (talk) 20:58, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ashu0061. Is your question related to the international competition or the national/country-level competition? If the latter, you should consult with the country you're participating in. If the former, you can read the jury criteria or this blog post. --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 05:10, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

how to upload an image using android mobile phone?Edit

Harish opla (talk) 11:13, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Πως να ανεβασω παλαιοτερες φωτο;Edit

πως να ανεβασω παλαιοτερα τραβηγμενες φωτο;

Bezanidis (talk) 19:58, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

@Glavkos: can you respond to the above question? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 12:41, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
@Bezanidis:, @LilyOfTheWest: Διαβάστε εδώ στους κανόνες το 8 όπου αναφέρει πως μπορούν να γίνουν δεκτές παλαιότερα τραβηγμένες φωτογραφίες. Μπορεί να έχουν γίνει και με φιλμ και να τις σκανάρετε. Σε κάθε περίπτωση για να γίνουν μέρος της διαγωνιστικής διαδικασίας θα πρέπει είναι μεγαλύτερες από 2 megapixels. --Γλαύκος shoot it 21:07, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Creating a State guide to add to the Wiki Love Monuments Wiki pageEdit

How do we get started in creating a State monument guide to add to the Wiki Loves Monuments wiki article?

S.Stults (talk) 22:23, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

@Kevin Payravi:, can you answer the question above? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 23:51, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
Hi @S.Stults: Thanks for your interest! First, I'd navigate to the page you wish to create (e.g. if you wanted to create a guide for Arizona, head to Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States/Arizona). You should be given a prompt to create a page. What I recommend doing at this point is replicating the format followed by our other state guides (e.g. Ohio's). I'd find state- and local-level lists and directories of cultural and historical sites within your state, and provide a link + description on your guide. If you have any more questions as you follow this process, don't hesitate to leave a message on my talk page, or shoot me an email. Thank you! ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 08:41, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Adding state guide to project pageEdit

After creating a state guide, how do we add a link for the guide to the Wiki Loves Monuments project page?

S.Stults (talk) 18:28, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Question about photo uploadsEdit this is the set of images i uploaded. but i m not shown as a contributor. should i be worried? or will it take some time? Chinumani (talk) 18:32, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

@Karthikndr:, the photos by Chinumani are missing the WLM template. Can you help fixing this? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 12:34, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

to know that can i participate with my mobile photos?Edit

Good afternoon sir. I want to know that i do not have any camera or dslr. But i like to click fotos of monuments. I want to know that can i click images from my mobile phone. I live in Jodhpir,Rajasthan. I would love to click photos of our great fort-Meharangarh from my phone and want to participate in your contest. Please responsd me ASAP. my email account is Swapnilmal22@gmailmcom 09:07, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Yes, you can use your mobile device for taking photos. Good luck! :) --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 12:29, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

File size and type.Edit

Is there a maximum or a minimum size file to up load? And do you only want jpeg or will other file types work?

Will Fields Photo (talk) 16:15, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Will Fields Photo, no there is no minimum size, and the maximum size is so big you have no chance to hit it. However, we definitely prefer big resolution, and small size files are sometimes even suspicious that they are now own work of the uploader. Concerning the format, .jpeg is indeed the most common one, but you can also upload .svg, .png and some others. We can not currently accept RAW files.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:30, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Problem in operating WLM account.Edit


I have created a WLM account, but unable to upload pictures. Please help.

Hmasjad.traveler (talk) 17:01, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Hmasjad.traveler, this should not happen. Could you please explain in more detail, e.g. what messages do you get?--Ymblanter (talk) 10:30, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

how to participate in heritage walksEdit 12:12, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Which country are you interested in participating in? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 14:11, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

A CorrectionEdit

While it seems downright indecent to "complain", I feel compelled to point out a gross error in your WLM main page headline... Namely: When using various forms of the word <history>, any time the emphasis is on the first syllable, the correct precedent article should be "a". HOWEVER, when the emphasis is on the second syllable, as in "historic" or "historical", the appropriate article to use should be "an". (The same holds true for any other multi-syllabic word where the opening letter "h" may or may not be stressed.)

In other words... in stating "...a historical monument..." you goofed!

Just thought you'd want to know! 20:43, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi there - you scared me for a good minute, knowing that the banner is seen by millions! Anyway: when it comes to words beginning with h, the rule I've seen applied is: is the h pronounced or silent? In words such as "honor", the h is silent, so we say "an honor". If the h is pronounced, however, we use "a". In the days past, people may have pronounced "historic" as "istoric"...but today it is typically pronounced (at least in American English) with the h, so "a historic" is acceptable. I imagine this is one of those cases where either way is acceptable depending on who you ask. Check out Oxford for more details on where I'm coming from. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 03:08, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

ASI Identifier Requested for San Thome Basilica, ChennaiEdit

Team, Request to provide the ASI Identifier for San Thome Basilica . It is not mentioned in the Chennai group of ASI Identifiers' list. Do Kindly suggest . Bikashrd

Reference -

Bikashrd (talk) 01:07, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

@Karthikndr:, can you help here? --LilyOfTheWest (talk) 14:15, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

how do I rename my photo and assign it to a state?Edit

I want to rename my photo file I submitted for the photo contest (give it a meaningful name instead of a string of numbers) and I need to assign the photo to a state. How do I do this for a photo I have already uploaded? Melissa Stewart MelissaMStewart (talk) 00:47, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi @MelissaMStewart: You can request that a file be renamed by going to your file, clicking the "Edit" link at the top, and placing the following template in the text box above the "== Summary ==" line:
Replace "newname.jpg" with the file name you desire.
As for assigning a photo to a state, you can do so by editing your file and adding the state's abbreviation to the Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 template. Here's an example of how to mark a photo as a Massachusetts site:
{{Wiki Loves Monuments 2016|us}} becomes {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2016|us-ma}}
Notice the addition of "-ma" to "us". Let me know if I can clarify anything further or if you have any other questions. Thanks for participating! ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 02:58, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

My photo is in Hungary, but the country is not listed in the list of countries to choose from to upload photos.Edit

Wise Old Owl (talk) 16:21, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Wise Old Owl, unfortunately, Hungary decided not to participate this year. However, if you have useful photos, which can be used in Wikipedia or Wikivoyage articles, please upload them - they will not be part of WLM but will definitely be very helpful for our readers.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:17, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Where to put the ASI IdentifierEdit

I have successfully uploaded the picture but I didn't put ASI Identifier.where do I have to fill the ASI Identifier??

Abhishekbisht29 (talk) 16:22, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi. I am Dheeraj Bhushan from India, can I submit a black n whit photograph.Edit 21:18, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes, please, if you have taken the photograph yourself, you can upload it.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:59, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

All photos must be licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.Edit

What is this license and how to attain it. Its not clear. please suggest —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:28, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

The license is just a formal way telling your picture can be used freely as long as your name is mentioned. You don't need to attain it, when you make the pictures yourself you yourself can decide the license applies to your pictures. You simply do that by uploading the via forms. Akoopal (talk) 17:55, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

confirm submit about photoEdit I know my photo submit in competition ?

Gsuruchi06 (talk) 09:47, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

hii i have uploaded many photos but my name is not in the leaderboard list.what happened?anything wrong.. Please help me

Gsuruchi06 (talk) 09:56, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Sowmya110 (talk) 15:49, 25 September 2016 (UTC) how to add ASI number to the uploading photos?

The title "Wiki Loves Monuments" is misleading ...Edit

... and encourages readers to equate "Wiki" with "Wikipedia". This leads to misunderstandings for new users, as encountered by those who help at the Help Desk and the Teahouse. For example this one, where it appears that a new user is planning to host unsuitable content on Wikipedia because he has been advised to use "Wiki". Could the use of all such "Wiki loves" titles be discouraged? Maproom (talk) 18:00, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Licensed by CC BY-SA is necessary or not?Edit

hi ,i am dheeraj bhushan from india . i am very confused about all photos licensed by CC BY-SA .So i want to know that the photos which i am uploading for the competition must be licensed by CC is necessary or not. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:10, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Muhammedadeel WLM PakistanEdit

I'm concerned about the photographs uploaded by User:Muhammedadeel. They have several different watermarks. Gareth E. Kegg (talk) 09:55, 26 September 2016 (UTC)


Could someone please check the Antarctica submissions- they are not being categorized. Thanks.

Godot13 (talk) 16:23, 26 September 2016 (UTC)