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traveling? think of wikipedia!

I know a lot of people are traveling this weekend, so I thought I'd do a little public service announcement. Traveling is a great opportunity to do something wonderful for Wikipedia. There are lots of articles that need pictures, and it doesn't take anything terribly brilliant to upload one.

For instance, here's a category chock-full of photos that people want in Kansas, other states have similar categories:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_requested_photographs_in_Kansas

The list can be a bit daunting but hey, start small. Snap a photo. Upload it to Wikimedia Commons, released under a nice license... like public domain! Then add it to your article and remove the requested photo tag. It's fun, it's simple, and you just helped the whole internet!

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eeekster
May. 28th, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
Never had much luck with those lists. I've found just seeing an article that needs a photo to work much better.
spacefem
May. 28th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
well that works too, but the category list even has a nice link on the side that maps all the needed locations... I found that to be darn handy!
eeekster
May. 28th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
I don't remember seeing that link. But it's been some time so I'll have to take another look.
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