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Invitation to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 Participant Survey (Reminder)Edit

Dear MichaelMaggs,

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2019, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again a few minutes of your time. Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 210K+ pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 40 countries around the world.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet). If you'd like to start editing relevant Wikipedia articles and share your knowledge with other people, please go to the Wikipedia Welcome page for more information, guidance, and help.

To make future contests even more successful than this year, we would like to invite you to share your experiences with us in a short survey. Please fill in this short survey, and help us learn what you liked and didn't like about Wiki Loves Monuments 2019.

Kind regards,
the Wiki Loves Monuments team 03:20, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Your best shot 2019Edit

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

It's early 2020, which means it's time again to look back at photographs taken over the course of the past 12 months. As always, I'm curious – what would you consider your best shot of 2019 and why? I invite you to share your image and your thoughts in order to provide others with the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and enjoy:

Your best shot 2019

Thanks for all your effort in sharing your vision of the world with others under a free license!

All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 20:05, 19 January 2020 (UTC)


I noticed that you amended the article on Rubbra. Is there any possibility that you could add a photo of this sadly neglected composer? (I don't know my way around Wikipedia these days). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oldfaw (talk • contribs) 22:42, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

@Oldfaw: Hi, thanks for the message. I was just looking up Rubbra's page to add his details to the composer information in my music collection (he is listed as composer for a couple of the tracks on an old King's Singers CD - "My Spirit Sang All Day" 1987). Anyway, I've found a photo of him online and have added it to the Wikipedia page Edmund Rubbra. Almost all of the photos of him are still copyright-protected, so I've had to make use of a US fair-use rationale. Whether other editors will accept that, we'll have to see. All the best. MichaelMaggs (talk) 10:15, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Commons Photographers User Group: Meeting on May 30, 2020Edit

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I’d like to invite you to our group’s first Virtual Meeting on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The meeting will serve as an opportunity to get to know each other better, share learnings, and connect in times of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take a look at the meeting page and add your name to the list of participants if you’re planning to attend.

Hope to see you in a week! All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:45, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

Commons - Media SearchEdit


The Structured Data team is working on an alternative, image-focused prototype for media search on Commons. The prototype uses categories, structured data as well as wikitext from Commons, and Wikidata to find its results. The development team would like your feedback on the prototype, as they are looking to work to further enhance the search experience on Commons. If you have a moment, please look over the project page set up on Commons to find a link to the prototype and leave your feedback on the talk page. Thanks for your time, I'll be posting message similar to this one to other pages on Commons. The team is looking forward to reading what you think. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:47, 28 May 2020 (UTC)