30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

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Re: 30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

Postby Eric » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:08 pm

Ah. Sallen112, somehow I had the impression that you were encouraging people who already were part of the "tagging group" to buckle in. Is P.Davydov aware that the Marathon involves inviting all and any interested to start tagging for the month of July? Somehow, that detail had escaped me. It's not an exclusive thing for the sake of being cliquish (if anything, I don't feel like I understand the rules involved - which you way oversimplify - and I still consider my returning-to-tagging a temporary thing.)

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Re: 30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

Postby Eric » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:15 pm

If one has to go over the recently-tagged works and retag all the mistagged works because of this error in judgment inviting all and sundry to tag -

(reminding me of the character in that Dilbert cartoon whose praiseworthy behavior- in principle- working all night each night all week was offset by all the work others had to do undoing all his mistakes, since all that night he did nothing right)

then - well, hey, that'll be fun too, I guess. PFFT :( :( :(

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Re: 30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

Postby icactus » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:37 pm

To be fair I don't anyone has signed on who doesn't have a lot of experience with the behind the scenes editing of imslp and as long as you know where your limits are in terms of tagging the learning curve is pretty simple once you find some examples to copy. I highly doubt the time it takes to double check someone elses tags is in anyway similar to the time it takes to tag in the first place.

By implying that somehow things are better if handled by a smaller number of contributors leads to the situation present where said small number of contributors cannot keep up with the load. If Wikipedia had kept the same attitude it would be a massively unwieldy site. Having someone check my work and letting me know when I'm off I think is much more in IMSLP's long-term interests than suggesting user contributions are a net negative to tagging.

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Re: 30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

Postby Sallen112 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:26 am

Guys I absolutely appreciate everyone's willingness to help out with this event! I agree with icactus about this task would of been much more daunting if Davydov and Steltz were the only ones continuing doing the tagging and no one else was going to step up and help out with this task. The backlog would never have been cleaned out if it was those two, with there busy lives offline, this list could never get done ever. I know it is time consuming but long term, this massive amount of tagging has to be done at some point (its dirty work you could say) and post marathon, I am hoping we can keep up with the tagging, just like Carolus keeps up daily with the copyright tagging. I imagine the tagging of workpages after this month will go back to a couple people keeping up with the tagging either week to week or daily, we will figure this out later but this is just my thoughts on how we will look out long term with tagging duties around here.

Its like unfortunately compared to my real life job I currently work, where i have to clean the store floor everyday to make it nice for the customers to come in and buy the food they need to get and leave. I don't know if that is a great example compared to what we are doing, but these types of grunt work jobs got to be done by someone or many people to keep things in tip top shape!

Remember guys it lightens the load up more with more hands available to step up than done by a few!

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Re: 30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

Postby imslp » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:01 am

On request, here's a category for pages with only one tag -

http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Single_tag_pages

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Re: 30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

Postby Sallen112 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:32 pm

Thank you Feldmahler!

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Re: 30 day tagging Marathon in July 2015!

Postby Sallen112 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:31 pm

Just to let everyone know who is wondering about the state of the marathon, the marathon as of today has officially ended. Thanks again for everyone's help in this event, it's been great!


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