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Add user preferences for some fields
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I am using the UW now as my default upload tool and I like it more and more, even now as "Commons power user".

I suggest to add user preferences for some fields:

  • Information template:
    • author
    • other_fields
  • license template
    • attribution

Maybe other fields too, but above are my typical needs, see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wilhelminatoren_Valkenburg-2490.jpg for an example how I use these fields.


Version: master
Severity: enhancement
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:46 AM
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Raymond created this task.Jun 28 2012, 2:14 PM

You do know that there is user prefs for licenses? that leaves other options to be auto filled.

Could you elaborate about the author info? I guess that is only needed in some licenses

(In reply to comment #1)

You do know that there is user prefs for licenses? that leaves other options
to
be auto filled.

Sure, I know the user prefs. But this allows only selecting of 1 license and no addition of the attribution field.

Could you elaborate about the author info? I guess that is only needed in
some licenses

More simple: My username is Raymond but I want to be credited with my realname. It's annoying to change username -> realname in every upload. I prefer a user preference where I can store my usual author name and licence combination.

I have created a mockup to make my ideas more visible.

Created attachment 11903
mockup

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The attribution field is different for different licenses. One has only author, other has author and source, another has reason..

Its not easy to provide a setting for all of them. But there should be a way to specify if you want your username or realname or username(realname) to be used.

I tried to upload a file with license cc-by-sa-3.0 in my local wiki, I entered my real name instead of the username. But on seeing the edit of that image page I saw no difference. Its owner is still [[User:Nischayn22|Nischay Nahata]] :/

(In reply to comment #4)

The attribution field is different for different licenses. One has only
author,
other has author and source, another has reason..

Its not easy to provide a setting for all of them. But there should be a way
to
specify if you want your username or realname or username(realname) to be
used.

This new user preference field should be empty by default. It's up to the user decision to set a value for his uploads. Wikitext should be possible.

I tried to upload a file with license cc-by-sa-3.0 in my local wiki, I
entered
my real name instead of the username. But on seeing the edit of that image
page
I saw no difference. Its owner is still [[User:Nischayn22|Nischay Nahata]] :/

Looks ok? What do you expect otherwise?

(In reply to comment #5)

Looks ok? What do you expect otherwise?

I expected something different after all I entered my real name instead of username. What difference does it make? that's whats been bothering you right.

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MarkTraceur lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Dec 3 2015, 6:24 PM

Most people won't have much use for this, higher priorities must exist

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Blahma added a subscriber: Blahma.Apr 25 2016, 10:00 PM

The same bug – prefered attribution – is annoying me at every single moment I decide to upload something to Wikimedia Commons. I want my real name to be used when attributing the photographs that I publish, and I now need to remove the nickname and replace it with my user name every time when I start the UploadWizard.

Per a quick and dirty survey that I have just conducted, 1 in 10 random uploads of own works by UploadWizard has the the attribution field changed from the uploader's nickname to something that they actually want to be attributed as (usually their real name). This could mean an incidence of 10 % for the bug (among users who upload their own works through the UploadWizard). Does this correspond with the Low priority this has recently got?

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Does this correspond with the Low priority this has recently got?

Yes, because priorities are assigned per https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Project_management#Priority_levels

But, I also note that a preference like this could also very easily be reused by Commons tools other that UploadWizard; the preloaded forms, the app etc etc. Perhaps we should take that wider view instead of the narrow UW view. We could also do interesting things like asking the user the first time he uses the UW, to set this preference (and we can initially pre-fill it with "Real name" and/or username, when we ask the user this question). Seems like nice possibilities that contribute to our encouragement of the user to make conscious decisions about his uploads, while keeping user <-> software friction low. Will probably work better than comic drawings and walls of text to educate the user.

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