As per discussion on the Wikitech-l mailinglist, it is obvious that vandalism by
way of changing images is a big problem. Jimbo mentioned a conference image on
[[George W. Bush]] being replaced by [[goatse.cx]]. See supplied link for the
When a new image (or file) is uploaded to an already existing image it should
show up in the watchlists of users watching the image description page (as
suggested by Evan). This would serve the same "watching" function that is done
with text today.
I suggest that it shows up among the rest of the watchlist entries with the same
line as other items, except that instead of "(diff)(hist)" you'd have "(view)"
that would be a direct (Media:) link to the image (file).
Example wathlist line:
(view) . . Image:ClitorisNewLoc2.jpg; 17:17:05 . . 184.108.40.206 (Talk) (more pron
Alernatively it could be modeled more after "File history" entries on the image
description page (Image:):
(desc) . . ClitorisNewLoc2.jpg; 17:17:05 . . 220.127.116.11 (Talk) (more pron - haha!)
Where "(desc)" ('imgdesc' message in Language.php) would lead to the description
page (Image:ClitorisNewLoc2.jpg), and the filename would be a direct link