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Instant commons should overwrite the page, not append to it
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Attached is a screenshot of a File page that was imported from Commons before InstantCommons was enabled. After InstantCommons was enabled, the content of the page appears to be there twice. However, opening the page to edit it shows that there is only one copy of the page.

The lower section of the page is clearly directly from Commons since, for example, the link to the "Software" category is not redlinked and, in fact, takes you to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Software instead of http://commons.wikimedia.deployment.wmflabs.org/w/index.php?title=Software&action=edit&redlink=1 like the first link (which is visible in the screenshot).

Page history also shows only two revisions, the first is from the import (04:53, 11 January 2012‎ MarkAHershberger) and the second is from a bot doing categorization (13:34, 24 October 2011‎ MGA73bot2)


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demon added a comment.Jan 11 2012, 8:45 PM

I disagree that it should replace the page (this is behavior for all repos, not just InstantCommons setup). There are situations in which you want the remote content plus local content you might append.

It sounds like your specific instance is kind of annoying--imported image, then using InstantCommons, leading to dupe content--but I'm not quite sure how we'd detect the case.

(In reply to comment #1)

I disagree that it should replace the page (this is behavior for all repos, not
just InstantCommons setup). There are situations in which you want the remote
content plus local content you might append.

+1

+2.

I vaguely remember there being specific instances on Wikimedia projects where this behaviour is used.

(In reply to comment #3)

+2.

I vaguely remember there being specific instances on Wikimedia projects where
this behaviour is used.

EN does it, if they want to add certain templates (eg: This was a featured pic on X)

WONTFIXing this per Chad, Reedy and Bawolff.

Gilles moved this task from Untriaged to Done on the Multimedia board.Dec 4 2014, 9:36 AM