DESIGN FOR DIGITAL MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS – uploading to UGC

On Wikimedia right now there is a photo competition on curves and spirals, to upload an image to the competition you have to actually edit the HTML of the page with an image already uploaded to the Wikimedia server, it then provides you with the file name on the database and you can copy and paste it into the HTML of the competition page for your submission to appear on the page.

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I am not used to this type of submission, usually containing a clear ‘upload’ button.

The fact anyone can edit the page as well makes the idea of a fair community a massive priority on Wikimedia, as someone can just delete anything from the page, obviously there are moderators but you could in theory change anything about the page and if no one ever moderated then it could say anything.

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