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Add social sharing feature after upload
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this is a feature request / enhancement.

After a user succesfully uploads one or more images, add a feature to allow the user to share this event on a Facebook wall, in a Tweet, as an dent etc.

The message to post would be something along the lines of "I just released/freed images for the use of all mankind using Wikimedia Commons Upload Wizard and include a link to Special:Contributions/User (or even a gallery if feasible) and to the commons main page or the article on commons on en.wp.

This would be useful for somebody who regularly uploads their own images in commons and wants to share recent uploads with social network friends and would be a form of advertising for commons in general to make more non-Wikimedias consider uploading their images there instead of on Picasa/Flickr/Facebook.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:07 AM
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Dzahn created this task.Sep 23 2012, 6:52 PM

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Might be worth to not hardcode such functionality for media (Upload Wizard) but make it reusable for wikipages too.

Qgil renamed this task from enhancement - add social sharing feature after upload to Add social sharing feature after upload.Jan 12 2015, 9:27 AM
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Might be worth to not hardcode such functionality for media (Upload Wizard) but make it reusable for wikipages too.

The difference being that UploadWizard already provides share/use fields upon upload completion. There could be another text snippet to be pasted elsewhere, I guess.

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Promoting the use of social networks from Wikimedia projects is really problematic, IMO.

Dzahn closed this task as Declined.Dec 19 2019, 3:36 AM