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Themes options table for 2018Edit

Themes options for 2018
Month themes themes are not decided in which months
and have 5 or more pro-votes
January "Trash and waste management" "Blue"

"Doors and Doorways"
"Earth Science"
"Eye Care"
"Fishing and Aquaculture"
"High-dynamic-range imaging"
"Long exposure photography"

"Prison buildings"
"Town halls (city halls)"

February "Closed or closing commercial activities" "Archeology"
March "Tunnels and Underpasses" "Spring" and
"Portrait of influential women
" (2-months)
April "Aircraft" Portraits of influential women and
"Videos: verbs" (2-months)
May "Renewable Energy" "Videos: verbs" and
"Architectural Iron"
June "On the move" "Traditional Games"
July "Concert photography" "Telephones"
August "Street Performers" "Castles, Fortresses and Strongholds"
September "Schools (primary, secondary school and higher education)" "Emotions"
October "Pink" and "Pink october" in reference to "Category:Breast cancer awareness" "Balconies"
November "Bones" "Measurements and unit of measures"
     → based on discussions
     → optional

November themesEdit

It is end of the month again and it is time to pick next month challenges. There are few possibilities:

I think we should do "bones" since it is Halloween time in many parts of the world. Anybody has an opinion about the second one? Pinging recent contributors to Commons talk:Photo challenge/themes: @B jonas, Sixflashphoto, Atomicdragon136, Levin Holtkamp:. --Jarekt (talk) 16:48, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

  • I agree with Bones, as for the second I'm 50/50. I think town halls would be a good choice but I feel it would be better without winter being a factor so I would vote for units of measures. -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 17:35, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Bones is probably a good choice for the easy theme. Then people will post fossil photos, and that will at least stir up the statemate about the "Earth Science" theme, where some people are trying to break it apart to multiple topics, but we don't know how to properly edit the discussion page and what to do with the existing votes. It's a mess really, it'd be better to start new headings and point to them from "Earth science".
By the way, should I try to break "Trees and forests" to two headings, "Forests" and "Lonely trees" as El Grafo proposes, keeping the original heading as well?
Also, I'm wondering how we can schedule certain themes. "Combustion engines" and "Electric motors" should be scheduled apart. We can pretty much do either of them now. They don't clash with Commons:Photo challenge/2016 - December - Home appliances, because despite my hopes, we didn't get any pictures actually showing electric motors back then. I still don't know what the best month for "Insects" is that is fair for people from both hemispheres.
b_jonas 19:27, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
I think we should retire "Earth science" and keep the sub themes. I am OK with breaking up "Trees and forests", but we can also just keep it as is and than constraint the challenge to either one or the other and than propose the one we did not do. As for "Insect" it should be probably spring or fall so both hemispheres can participate. --Jarekt (talk) 11:50, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
What do you mean by “retire” exactly? I don't think you should delete the section (yet), it'll still be useful for reference even while the narrower topics are there. At most, you move the example images out from it. – b_jonas 18:03, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Towns hall has my vote, but I'm strongly biased with the Wiki loves Heritage contest participation --Trougnouf (talk) 09:59, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
In retrospect, I should have included decorative objects carved from bone or horn in the example images of the Bones theme, to widen the scope a bit. Too late now. – b_jonas 22:01, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

September resultsEdit

Emotions: EntriesVotesScores
Rank 1 2 2
Title Euphoria with excitement Tears of joy after winning the Climbing World Championships a childs disgust
Author Basile Morin Simon04
Score 15 11 11

Congratulations to Basile Morin, Simon04 and -- Jarekt (talk) 04:53, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Schools: EntriesVotesScores
Rank 1 2 3
Title Classroom with children in a primary school in Laos Nursery school children in Kyoto Kids rehearsing for school festival, Cusco Peru
Author Basile Morin MichaelMaggs Konalouisa
Score 34 12 9

Congratulations to Basile Morin, MichaelMaggs and Konalouisa. -- Jarekt (talk) 03:27, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

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