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Useless/misleading column "description" in [[Special:ListFiles]]:

This column actually contains the "upload summary" or in case of upload-wizard-uploads -- nothing.

Only in case of re-uploads it may contain useful stuff. Nevertheless it would be better to have the wikitext of the file in there or its decription only. The latter might be not feasable because of different templates used on different projects.


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Rillke created this task.Jan 25 2012, 2:36 PM

(In reply to comment #0)

Useless/misleading column "description" in [[Special:ListFiles]]:

This column actually contains the "upload summary" or in case of
upload-wizard-uploads -- nothing.

Only in case of re-uploads it may contain useful stuff. Nevertheless it would
be better to have the wikitext of the file in there or its decription only. The
latter might be not feasable because of different templates used on different
projects.

/me is of the opinion that upload-wizard is broken in the regard of not putting anything in that field... There's a bug for that somewhere

Having the wikitext of the image description page might be a possibility, extracting the "description" from the template and putting it there is not likely to happen until we have some sort of machine understandable way of marking up data on the description page. (Which people apparently have pipe-dreamish plans of doing at some point, but is probably a long way off)

There's some oddity here that should be considered. Scroll down this list:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Maury_Markowitz

Notice that the ones near the bottom DO contain the description? Not perfect, but useful.

Is this a regression problem?

(In reply to comment #2)

There's some oddity here that should be considered. Scroll down this list:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Maury_Markowitz

Notice that the ones near the bottom DO contain the description? Not perfect,
but useful.

Is this a regression problem?

Those do not appear to be uploaded with upload wizard. See bug 32446

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It would be better if, instead of removing the field, it was replaced with the description from StructuredDataOnCommons instead. That way it could be a more meaningful description of the picture than the name and version of the tool used to upload the file or the changes made in the file in the latest reupload.