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Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2015 is open!Edit

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Dear MahmoudHashemi,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2015 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the tenth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2015) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. In Round 1, there were 1322 candidate images. There are 56 finalists in Round 2, comprised of the top 30 overall as well as the top #1 and #2 from each sub-category. In the final round, you may vote for just one or maximal three image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on 28 May 2016, 23:59:59 UTC.

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-- Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee 09:45, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Installing montageEdit

Hello Mahmoud

I have been asked if we could install montage locally. I could probably figure out the details after some time (starting by determining if the server is provided by python or node), but given that you are already familiar with all the things that will be needed… could you provide an INSTALL file (or even better, a Dockerfile) detailing the steps that would be needed for a non-testing install?

Best regards

Platonides (talk) 23:51, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Platonides! Yes, Montage can work in a couple different configurations depending on your needs, and local installs are definitely something we aim to support. However, some features rely on being situated in WMF Labs. For instance, loading by category currently requires access to Commons database replicas. OAuth (and SSL) are also both tied to labs, though through some configuration and approvals you can work around that.
I'll also add that Montage has existed for <3 weeks and is currently under *very* active development. With all of that, I'd ask for a bit more time to finish key features. Do you have a specific timeline?
Oh, and the interface is build-once with npm. The backend requires Python at runtime. More details can be found here. --MahmoudHashemi (talk) 01:34, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

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FP PromotionEdit

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Is the date correct? I doubt it will be much useful 2 months after the contest has ended? :) --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 09:44, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

lol, September, not November! Thanks for that, @Elitre. :) -- 20:55, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

An unfree Flickr license has been found on File:Glyph Lefkowitz - PyCon US 2013.jpgEdit

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A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Flickr, File:Glyph Lefkowitz - PyCon US 2013.jpg, has been reviewed by an administrator or reviewer and found available on Flickr under the license Noncommercial ( ), No derivative works ( ), or All Rights Reserved ( ), which isn't compatible with Wikimedia Commons, per the licensing policy. Unless the Flickr user changes the license to one that Wikimedia Commons accepts, the file will be speedily deleted. Commons:Flickr files/Appeal for license change has information about sending the Flickr user an appeal asking for the license to be changed. Only Flickr images tagged as   (CC BY),     (CC BY-SA) or   (CC0) are allowed on Wikimedia Commons. Once the license on Flickr is changed, you may replace the {{Unfree Flickr file}} tag with {{Flickrreview}} so that an administrator or reviewer can review the image again.

Elisfkc (talk) 02:10, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Ah, my mistake. I'm in contact with the author and we are working to relicense the photo accordingly. Will keep you posted. Thanks! --MahmoudHashemi (talk) 02:15, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States – Results!Edit

 This user participated in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017.

Want to show your participation in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017? Add {{User Wiki Loves Monuments 2017}} to your userpage!

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States during the month of October! The United States contest saw over 1,400 people (the most of any nation this year) contribute over 8,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate pages on various Wikimedia projects.

We're excited to announce that our national judging process has concluded, and that we have selected the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States! These photos are recognized for their photographic quality, artistic merit, and their encyclopedic value as illustrations of unique historical sites. We were amazed by all of the uploads, and regret only being able to formally recognize the top 10. That being said – congratulations to our national winners and their amazing shots! Our 10 winners will be sent to the international Wiki Loves Monuments jury, who will then select the winners of the international contest. If you're interested in seeing the winners of the other national contests, you may do so at Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 winners.

If you would like to view all the photos submitted for the U.S. this year, you may do so here.

Finally, we have also created a feedback form for all U.S. participants to fill out. The survey is optional and anonymous, and only takes a minute or two – we hope to use the feedback to organize better events in the future!

A quick thank you to our national jury, as well as Commons editors who have helped categorize and place photos for the event. And finally, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments and helping to preserve our history through photography - we hope to see you again for future Commons photography events!

~Kevin Payravi & Nikikana, from Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States (16:27, 15 November 2017 (UTC))

Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States – Back for 2018!Edit

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Hello! Last year you contributed to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States. Thanks to people like you it was a great success, with over 1,400 people contributing over 8,000 photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the country. Hundreds of these photos now help illustrate Wikipedia articles, improving our open knowledge about United States history, culture, and heritage.

I'm pleased to say that we're back this year with Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the United States, and I'd like to welcome you to participate once again in the event. Check out our updated event page for more information. The event runs similar to last year with some small but exciting changes: improved state guides, an interactive map, and a larger prize pool! Like last year, you'll be able to upload your photos of any registered historical site in the United States through the end of September (even if the photos were taken before this month).

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017, and we hope to see you again in this year's event! If you'd like to respond to this message directly, please do so on on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 11:45, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

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