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Warn when using recent dates for historical images (PD-old etc.)
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(Split off from T123127)

Many historical images use upload date instead of creation date. If user uses licenses under "The copyright has definitely expired in the USA", "This work was made by the United States government", or "Another reason not mentioned above" than there should be a warning if user tries to use today's date.


Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/UploadWizard : masterWarn/error when date is (likely) incompatible with license

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matmarex created this task.Jul 20 2016, 3:06 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Jul 20 2016, 9:17 PM

Change 308177 had a related patch set uploaded (by Matthias Mullie):
Warn/error when date is (likely) incompatible with license

Change 308177 merged by jenkins-bot:
Warn/error when date is (likely) incompatible with license

matmarex closed this task as Resolved.Oct 22 2016, 5:04 AM
matmarex removed a project: Patch-For-Review.

This only applies to wikis using UploadWizard (Commons and Romanian
Wikipedia), and only to a small subset of users who upload these
historical images. I'm not sure if it's important enough for
User-notice / Tech News. I already announced it on Commons.

This was in Tech News draft as "On MediaViewer, creation date will be displayed instead of upload date", which is wrong in every way, so I removed it. This is about UploadWizard and is about a warning when uploading a file. Ping me on IRC if you really want to include this (although as I wrote, I don't think it should be) and I'll write an entry to add back.