Uploads can end up with no file page, creating deletion and protection problems
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Author: ctc_wikimedia

I have come across what appears to be a broken images upload at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LuizEjlli.png which can be viewed (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ea/LuizEjlli.png) and transcluded on other pages on the English Wikipedia, but doesn't have a file page and cannot be deleted (an attempt to do so brings back an error), moved, or protected (except creation protection). An attempt to create the file page produces a warning notice saying that the image is hosted on Commons, but no such image exists there (http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:LuizEjlli.png&action=edit&redlink=1).

As it stands, I suspect this image is copyright violation, and it cannot stay visible with no license or copyright information in any case.

Version: unspecified
Severity: major
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LuizEjlli.png

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyFeb 6 2012, 3:51 PM
brion added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 6 2012, 6:34 PM

Well, I created the page just fine, and filled it in from the upload description.

Uploader seems to be active, so feel free to contact them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Rejs12345

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 6 2012, 8:49 PM

ctc_wikimedia wrote:

The manual creation of the file page seems to have resolved the issue, though that clearly shouldn't have been necessary. I already contacted the uploader when I filed this bug report, however I have now left another message about the image's copyright status.

MarkAHershberger added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 8 2012, 5:25 PM

Adjusted summary to try to clearly describe the problem. Feel free to fix further.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 17 2012, 5:52 PM

ctc_wikimedia wrote:

The image has now been deleted for lack of licensing information.

MZMcBride added a comment.Via ConduitMay 31 2012, 7:27 PM

Bumping up the importance of this bug.

Uploads where the file is uploaded but the file description page is not created is a major problem. This is unacceptable (and completely preventable) data loss.

Possibly UploadWizard-related? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Camden_Head_Front.jpg is a recent (May 30, 2012) example that was reported here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)&oldid=495342367#Odd_file.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJun 1 2012, 2:42 PM

ctc_wikimedia wrote:

In the case I gave when I filled this bug, Brian managed to make the upload page appear by writing some text into the edit window and saving it. I have tried to repeat that for the Camden Head Front example but when I do so the software claims there is an edit conflict, and won't let me save the page whatever I do.

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitAug 7 2012, 5:03 PM

Does this still occur?

Nemo_bis added a comment.Via ConduitAug 23 2012, 8:49 AM


  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 15430 ***
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