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White tigers drinking, one of hundreds of images uploaded so far. See more FlickrLickr highlights, and then join the team!

FlickrLickr ist ein experimenteler bot, der von Eloquence betrieben wird, um ausgewählte CC-BY-lizensierte Bilder von Flickr auf Wikimedia Commons zu laden. Die Bilder werden durch einen gemeinschaftlichen Prozess ausgewählt, an dem jeder teilnehmen kann (siehe unten).


Wie es funktionertEdit

The FlickrLickr user interface

Ein Skript läuft auf Eloquende's Server, das kontinuierlich Informationen über CC-BY-lizensiertes Material auf den Flickr Servern sammelt, indem es die Flickr API nutzt und diese Informationen zu einer datenbank hinzufügt. Derzeit sind etwa 2.000.000 solche Bilder auf Flickr.

Eine spezielle Benutzeroberfläche erlaubt dabei einer gewissen Anzahl an Personen, Bilder auszuwählen, die auf Wikimedia Commons geladen werden sollen. Über die Benutzeroberfläche können dabei auch beschreibung, Kategorie und Dateiname geändert werden.

jeder nutzer erhält dabei eine oder mehrere Teile, um über die Gesamtdatenbank zu schauen. Wenn sie gute Arbeit leisten, werden mehr Teile freigeschaltet.

Wie man ein FlickrLickr wirdEdit

Sende Erik eine E-mail an Eloquence um dir einen Account zu registrieren. Nutze die E-Mail, um eine schnelle Antwort zu erhalten. . Nenn bitte auch deinen Commons oder Wikimedia Benutzernamen. Zwingend dabei ist, dass man schon in Commons oder einem anderen Wikimediaprojekt mitarbeitet bzw. mitgearbeitet hat

Um den Account zu nutzen, den du per Email erhalten hast, log dich hier ein: (erlaube cookies)

Du wirst über einen Teil der Datenbank durchsehen, der 1.000 Bilder umfasst. Es werden 50 Bilder pro Seite angezeigt. Nachdem du auf "nect batch" geklickt hast, werden die Bilder, die du gerade durchgesehen hast, nicht weiter angezeigt, also sei dir sicher, dass du dir jedes angeschaut hast. Wenn du fertig bist, kontaktiere Eloquence erneut und er schaut sich das Ergebnis an und wird den Upload Bot starten, wenn es angemessen ist. Wenn du man dir dann vertraut, erhälst du die Erlaubnis, Dateien direkt über das Frontend auf Commons zu laden.


Live Statistiken können unter [1] gefunden werden.

Guidelines and tipsEdit

  1. Be conservative. Only select images which are potentially useful to a Wikimedia project. Many photos on Flickr are baby pictures, pet photos and family portraits. Most of these have no place in the Wikimedia projects. Holiday shots should only be flagged if they show recognizable places. People posing in the foreground are rarely a plus.
  2. Quality over quantity. The less extraordinary a photo's subject is, the more extraordinary its quality should be. We don't need 100 photos of beer mugs, but if there's a single one which is really striking, choose it. Be wary of resolution. Click thumbnails to check whether high resolution versions are available.
  3. Use descriptive and unique filenames. By default, the title in Flickr is suggested as a filename. If it is appropriate, click the little "[test]" link to check if an image of that name exists on the Commons. If it does, rename the image to make it unique. If no appropriate title is suggested, make one up.
  4. Edit categories and descriptions. The Flickr tagging system is very liberal: tags can be used for anything. Commons categories are not quite as liberal. Use your own judgment in removing meaningless categories, and renaming them. Remove bias from descriptions, and leave only the essential information.

Remember that every slice will be reviewed before it is uploaded. You will only receive further slices if the first slice you finish is of high editorial quality. Slices of low quality will be handed out again to another user before being uploaded.

To avoid losing your work, it's a good idea to have the images uploaded as soon as you're done reviewing, as people on Flickr sometimes delete their photos or even their whole account.

Adding images to articlesEdit

In order to add FlickrLickr images to articles in Wikipedia and elsewhere, you can review recent uploads of the FlickrLickr bot. Alternatively, take a look at a few slice galleries made specifically for this purpose:

  1. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 1 - checked some of them, but still many left.--Eloquence 23:44, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
  2. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 2 - in progress. See User:Angela/FlickrLickr for links to articles these images are used in. Angela 03:14, 2 October 2005 (UTC)
  3. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 20 - checked a few, still many left.--Eloquence 23:44, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
  4. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 44
  5. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 55
  6. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 6
  7. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 52 not linked Greudin
  8. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 58 linked several Greudin 10:10, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
  9. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 24
  10. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 89 (reviewed by Holek)
  11. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 116 (reviewed by SFC9394)
  12. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 139 (partially reviewed by Nauticashades)
  13. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 164
  14. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 188 (reviewed by Samulili)
  15. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 200 (reviewed by User:Epolk)
  16. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 208
  17. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 220
  18. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 241
  19. User:FlickrLickr/Slice 253 (reviewed by Shizhao)


Do I have to add license information myself?

No. FlickrLickr retains licensing information about all images, and will add the appropriate licensing tag for you.

What kind of Flickr tags should become categories?

Use your own judgment. I am personally of the opinion that Commons should be similarly liberal in its tagging policies to Flickr. While our software is not currently well-suited for social tagging -- Boolean category queries are impossible, and categories cannot have synonyms -- I see this as the only scalable way to make the Commons searchable with a reasonable amount of effort, so I think it's best to add many categories now, even red links.

Why don't the files I've flagged show up on the Commons?

You're only flagging files for upload, not actually uploading them. Tell Eloquence that your slice is finished, and he'll review it and upload it if it is of high quality.

Can I go back after I've finished a page of pictures?

You can use the "Back" button in your browser to modify and resubmit the previous selection if you want. You can also review your selection at any time using the "Your approved pictures" button.

How can I add translations in the description field?

The correct syntax is:

<br />
* {{en|English description}}
* {{fr|French description}}

and so forth.

A picture uploaded by FlickrLickr is a copyvio! What should I do?

There are two possible answers to this questions. Sometimes Flickr users mislabel other people's photos as Creative Commons licensed. Flickr makes that very easy, as it chooses the same license default for all pictures the user uploads. FlickrLickr volunteers may not recognize such a copyright violation and upload it to Commons, assuming that the image is free. Such pictures should be dealt with as regular copyright violations through COM:DEL or speedy deletion.

Flickr also makes it very easy for uploaders to retroactively change the licensing of all their photos. Creative Commons licenses are irrevocable, so this has no legal validity. Images that have been "relicensed" in this manner (where Flickr shows a different license than FlickrLickr) can be tagged with Template:Flickr-change-of-license.


The images in FlickrLickr are fetched automatically from Flickr's servers. While Flickr has its own fairly rigorous processes to filter offensive images, I cannot guarantee that you will never come across one. Use FlickrLickr at your own risk.