Collection extension needs some way to credit original authors of a work


When we create a wiki page with content from other places (whose license is compatible with our wikiproject), we need to cite the authors of the work. Commonly this is made through the edit summary (because it will be kept in the history of the page). Nonetheless, the current system for generation of PDFs only add the authors which have edited the page in the wiki.

We do need to give credit the real authors the same way we give credit to the wiki users.

That said, it is necessary to have some way of indicate in the collection page additional authors, so that they can be added to the list together with te wiki editors.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
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bzimport set Reference to bz28064.
He7d3r created this task.Via LegacyMar 15 2011, 5:28 PM
He7d3r added a comment.Via ConduitApr 16 2011, 3:35 PM

See also the problem described at:

He7d3r added a comment.Via ConduitJun 17 2011, 9:13 PM

For a more thorough discussion of the problem see the (currently ongoing) conversation on page

(permanent link:

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitAug 19 2011, 7:12 PM

mhershberger wrote:

Unassigning default assignments.

MarkAHershberger added a comment.Via ConduitAug 25 2011, 8:30 PM

from triage: <helderwiki> maybe it could have some new syntax for use in the collection pages <helderwiki> to indicate these authors (until the day MW provides this in the history of the pages) <v0lk3r> helderwiki: it would be better if the authors would be tied to articles and not collections <helderwiki> agreed

He7d3r added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 15 2012, 9:55 AM

A user mentioned two other problems on the following page:

Nemo_bis added a comment.Via ConduitJun 27 2014, 7:28 AM

I don't think it's realistic for this to wait on bug 27629.

Krenair placed this task up for grabs.Via WebMay 17 2015, 5:11 PM
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