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Using CommunityTech to report about new versions of files
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CommunityTech is reporting about files that get notification for deletion. It is also imprtant to get noticication about reupload of new versions of files in the article. New versions of maps for example might be problematic, vandalism and also files used image map uploading new versions make the image map useless.
Uploading new version is like adding new file to article without notification to the article contributors. The notification is necessary. I know that the CommunityTech do other things but I believe adding this task to the bot will be wonderful.

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Geagea created this task.Aug 4 2019, 12:22 AM
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CommunityTech is reporting about files that get notification for deletion.

@Geagea: Could you provide more context / links please? Also see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug - thanks!

A. This is not bug report but suggestion to improvement.

B. I am suggestion that CommunityTech bot will notify in article's talk page when new version of file is uploaded. CommunityTech already notifying when file going to be deleted. It will be great if he notify also when new version of file (in the atricle) uploaded.

Ah, thanks. Is this about the "Commons deletion notification bot" maybe? Or about the Community-Tech bot instead?

Geagea added a comment.EditedAug 4 2019, 2:16 PM

Community-Tech bot. Because it is already dropping notification in articles talk pages.

I believe Geagea is talking about "Commons deletion notification bot", which edits as Community Tech bot. Notifications about new versions of files in my opinion is out-of-scope of the original wish, but I can certainly see how it would be useful.

Better would be if MediaWiki monitored for image changes to an article and surfaced them in your watchlist like any other change. Deletion discussions are a bit different since they are completely invisible to the local wiki (unless of course the image gets deleted), which is why the bot was created.

Well yes, I meant to the "Commons deletion notification bot" and agree also agree that it is out of the original wish scope, but I think it's might be very useful.

Regarding to your idea:

MediaWiki monitored for image changes to an article and surfaced them in your watchlist like any other change.

If MediaWiki monitored for image changes to an article the it be a page in he. wiki which any user cad add this page to his watchlist. thats similar to SteinsplitterBot.

But the way "Commons deletion notification bot" works is better because it's notifying the the users that contribut to the article wich use the photo.