CentralNotice/Request/Illustrez la Guyane

Illustrez la GuyaneEdit

Central Notice Settings

What is the campaign duration?
  • 12-10-2020 → 19-10-2020
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia
What languages will you be targeting?
  • French
Do you wish to show banners to Logged In users, Anonymous Users or Both? Do you want to target users with a specific number of edits or average monthly?
  • All

What countries will your campaign target?

  • French Guiana

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • High if possible

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?Edit

Description - Online contest. Reuse pictures of French Guiana that were uploaded to commons as part of Wikimedia France's 2018-2019 photo contests "Photographiez les Outre-Mers". The category comprizes about 100 photos. Most of them are not yet used in a wikipedia article. There will be prizes for the 2 most prolific picture adders and 1 extra prize for most new articles created to accommodate pictures that did not previously have a fitting entry in Wikipedia.

Metrics - #IllustrezlaGuyane in the description box and/or registration onto the dashboard. We will use this double means of counting in case new users find one or the other difficult to handle.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?Edit

Banners - Les articles wikipédia concernant la Guyane manquent de photos. Participez au concours ː illustrez la Guyane ǃ

Landing Page - https://www.wikimedia.fr/la-guyane-illustree-sur-wikipedia/

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a linkEdit

Type of grant - none

Link to grant -


I contacted the French speaking community on the village pump. And wrote a personal message to the person organizing the american month on french speaking wikipedia.

Central Notice admin commentsEdit

@Adélaïde Calais WMFr: Thank you for the links for community consultation. Sorry to turn it on a day late. I did decide on only targetting logged in users: for ~100 images, it sounds a bit too much to target thousands of ip-adresses. Please let me know if and why you would disagree. Because you only suggested the line of text and no image to accompany it, I randomly choose one from the category. I hope that's okay. I think this colourful image might attract more attention then the black and white WMFR logo, but again: let me know if you think differently. Ciell (talk) 21:40, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Ciell I am sorry for making the request only three days before the start of the campaign - the landing page took about a week longer to get ready than I thought it would. Please do not feel the need to apologize as it is my fault. The picture and banner are perfect, thank you. The reason why I was hoping to target IP adresses too is because I only know of about 5 people who have at some point edited wikipedia from French Guyana. Most people who are involved in the French Guyana project page, for example, are not actually based there. This is the starting point of a long campaign to train new wikimedians there, as French speaking wikipedia is particularly poor in contributions from and content about French Guyana. I'm afraid that if only logged-in users from French Guyana are targeted, we might get no more than 2 or 3 participants. Adelaide Calais WMFr (talk) 22:05, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

@Adélaïde Calais WMFr: Yes, I can imagine that you would like to have people from the country itself involved. I'll turn it on for anons as well. You mention it's the start of a bigger project, could you share a link for information purposes? I know that the Netherlands (WMNL) has a project called "Netherlands and the world" is which they reach out to former Dutch territories, as the Dutch Caribbean, and help people to get started on the projects through universities and libraries. I cannot find any decent reports of this on Meta sadly, even not on their visit to the Caribbean last year, but I'm sure I you would like to exchange ideas Denise from the Dutch chapter would not mind answering questions about their approach in this. Ciell (talk) 12:24, 14 October 2020 (UTC)