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Make a more specific interface for special:Upload when reuploading over an existing file
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Special:Upload uses almost the same interface when uploading a new version over an existing file as it does when uploading a new file. From what I can tell currently only the licensing field is removed when reuploading.

While that's a start, more is needed:

The reupload form should have a distinct id to more easily distinguish between it and the new upload form.

There should be a separate upload-summary for reuploads (reupload-summary?) - the upload-summary system message is often used by projects for information specific to new uploads, sometimes quite a bit of information, and that tends to be less relevant when reuploading.

'Permitted file types' should either be removed or replaced with a note that reuploading only supports uploading a new version with the same filetype.

'Destination filename' should be removed - the destination is implicit in that it's a reupload.

'File changes' should be a single-line input like edit summaries and other inputs that wind up as log entries; along with the usual reasons (limited supported length, user inclination to hit enter at the end of a summary to submit, etc), having it as a full textarea also implies to the user that it is a description, when it in fact has no effect on the file description itself and only appears in the file history.

The edittools should not appear here if the charinsert extension is used - while this is an issue with said extension, changing the file changes field per above may resolve this part anyway.


Version: 1.22.0
Severity: normal

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Isarra created this task.Apr 1 2013, 4:33 AM

What do you think is needed here? A separate Special page (Special:Reupload or similar)?

That would work - ideally the user wouldn't notice anyway whether it's the same or a different special page if they're coming from a file specifically to upload a new version of said file.

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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 5:57 PM