Changes to the commons upload-by-url allowlist make up a large amount of mediawiki config change requests. Based on the sitereq-l thread I started today, we should be able to convert that configuration setting into a mediawiki system message to allow Commons sysops to self-manage that allowlist.
Hi @Majavah, this is sooo useful :) Thanks for coming up with this brilliant idea and uploading the patch!
Can you guess when this feature will be available for Commons admins? I ask this question because I have a bunch of url allowlisting tasks such as T300375: Add researcharchive.calacademy.org to the wgCopyUploadsDomains allowlist of Wikimedia Commons and I want to know if I can arrange for their deployment today or I had better wait. Thanks again
Hi @4nn1l2 and others! The code change was merged to mediawiki/core a while back now, so this is now possible with a simple config change. Do you have preferences on when to enable that config switch? I'm happy to copy the current list from the config repo to Commons or leave that to you if you prefer that.