Talk:History of the Paralympic Movement in Australia/Wikimedians to the Games

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I think this has seriously under-valued the effort need to get a photograph, and then get it featured. Write a FA you 50 points, take a FP you get 1 point the absolute maximum number of FP one can get on Commons during the period is 16 and then even if you achieve this you need to earn another 48 point on other works to even get the full value. 1 point per photo would be fairer with 5 for a Quality image and 50 for a Featured. Any person sitting in front of a computer with access to resources can write an article to take a photograph the person needs to attend a location seek permission from the venue if nots public open space, then identify the athlete and seek permission from the athlete to take the photo. Upload it to commons nominate it then wait 10 days have more than 7 editors to support at a ratio of 2:1 there can only be two nominations active at one time (effective 1 nom per week). Gnangarra (talk) 11:24, 31 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

This concern is being discussed at w:Wikipedia:Australian_Wikipedians'_notice_board/W2G. --John Vandenberg (talk) 23:48, 3 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Stage 1 decision[edit]

The Wikimedians to the Games competition is now moving from stage 1 into stage 2. We apologise for the delay. The competition panel has been reviewing the contributions of the Wikimedians contributing content about the Paralympic Movement in Australia, and working with the community members to register them for press passes.

The competition eligibility criteria require a Wikipedia Good Article and a Wikinews story about Paralympics in Australia. Unfortunately the only contributor to have met these criteria is Toby Hudson (99of9). Thank you Toby for your excellent contributions. We also extend thanks to the other community members who have worked in the target topical area of Wikipedia during stage 1 of the competition, including the HOPAU project members and other community members who haven’t registered to be in the competition. Your efforts have made a vast improvement to the coverage of the Paralympics on Wikipedia and Wikinews, in a short period of time.

Over the last few months we have been discussing various options to keep the competition alive, and ensure that we send two suitable Wikimedia contributors to the Games. During the transition from stage 1 and 2 we have been in touch with Toby and the other people who have contributed relevant content to Wikimedia projects to ensure they are interested in participating in stage 2.

Our decision is that all of the registered participants who have contributed relevant content to Wikipedia will continue through to stage two provided that they submitted their details for press accreditation by Tuesday 24 April 2012, and indicated whether or not their real name may be published if they win.

The following participants continue through to stage two:

The participants who continue into stage 2 will still be required to meet the eligibility criteria to win the competition, and HOPAU project members who meet the content criteria will fill any vacancies should two competition participants not meet these criteria. To minimise the possibility of sending HOPAU project members, several changes will be made to the rules of stage two of the competition to make winning easier!

The requirement to publish a Wikinews story will remain in place, however the Wikinews story can be about any topic. Wikinews stories about Paralympic sports will receive four points, double the prior allocation. Wikinews stories about any other topic will receive two points.

We are also adding the following two ways to earn points in stage two:

  • one point for identifying a notable person in photographs provided to Wikimedia Commons by the Australian Paralympic Committee. and
  • two points for touching up photos that are subsequently approved as Featured Pictures, Valued Images or quality Images on Wikimedia Commons

Previously one point was allocated to “getting a picture or sound listed as featured on Wikimedia Commons or Wikipedia”. This is being revised to include getting an image on the Wikimedia Commons listed as a Valued Image and Quality Image.

With the above changes it is possible for a participant to obtain many points per media file. Therefore we are introducing a limit of five points per media file.

Finally, in the event that two eligible participants from the community do not meet the competition eligibility criteria, or cannot travel to the Paralympics, the arbitration panel for the competition will fill the vacancies with Wikimedia community members who have been involved in the HOPAU project, yet have not registered and/or are excluded from the competition due to the ineligibility criteria in the rules. This will only occur if two of the above W2G competition participants are not willing and able to travel to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. The following people have been registered for press passes to fill any vacancies:

The arbitration panel for the Wikimedians to the Games competition consists of Tony Naar (APC) and John Vandenberg (WMAU).

John Vandenberg (talk) 05:56, 27 April 2012 (UTC)Reply