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Do an analysis (SWOT, cost, whatever) of the benefits and losses of the cross-wiki-upload-function
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See title, and publish on wiki.

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Josve05a created this task.Dec 9 2015, 9:19 PM
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As mentioned at T120867, I don't think we'll be doing this, but leaving the task open for now.

Also, this task definitely has way too many projects associated.

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Hi! Do you mean something like the (ongoing) check of Cross-wiki uploads from

Hi! Do you mean something like the (ongoing) check of Cross-wiki uploads from

Yes, but with an summary/analasys if it has been worth the effort to "have this". Has there been more images? Has efforts been needed more from the Commons community than before. etc.

Well, I'll continue my check — but the current interim results are IMHO not acceptable:

877 Cross-wiki uploads from in (+/-) 1 month =

Bad ratio = 85,06 %
Fresh tagged ratio = 49,26 % (the ratio is in fact higher) --> that means that almost 50% of the related uploads were not checked & tagged (copyvios/permissions+source/project scope) or were overlooked after 3 months living in Commons.

And... sorry to say: I would expect similar results for cross-wiki uploads from as well. And surfing sometimes around the file log, checking uploads from other wikis... the situation is quite horrific. Just take one of the logs from my page and go through it... there are full not yet tagged copyvios...

A system to identify clear copyright violations (using google api or equivalent) would be helpful, not just for this upload tool but also for Upload Wizard.

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Nemo_bis closed this task as Resolved.Sep 23 2016, 11:01 PM
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The SWOT has been done in the wiki style, as a discussion:

As of now I doubt there is anyone advocating for the survival of the tool, so I don't think there is interest in further analysis, other than by the community itself. To get a better SWOT, we can send notices to the various wikis so that more people join the discussion on Commons.