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Provide download statistics of files on Wikimedia Commons
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A frequent request from GLAM partners is: how often are 'my' files downloaded from Wikimedia Commons?

So here's a request to make the numbers of downloads of a file over a given time period available so that it can be integrated in, for instance, statistics dashboards and other tools.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMar 12 2019, 9:23 AM
Aklapper added a comment.EditedMar 12 2019, 11:22 AM

How is "download" defined, compared to "view image itself in browser" / "open image itself in a certain resolution in browser"? Does the "save as" action in the browser trigger anything measurable apart from copying a file that's in the local browser cache already to another place defined by the user (="download")?

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Ramsey-WMF added a subscriber: Abit.

This is a tough one to solve and we've had some very preliminary discussions with Analytics on how to reasonably approximate this, but there's a lot of fundamental discussion that still needs to be had. Will revisit as soon as we get some breathing room.