Force users to enter description in English (wiki content language)
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By default the upload wizard is asking description only in the interface language of the uploader. Most newbies, especially non-European, give the description only in their own language not understanding that a description on English should also be provided, because the upload wizard does not say anything about it. I suggest that by default description would be asked both in English and the interface language of the uploader. When looking at possible copyvios at new files it's making the check of files a lot harder when there is no description in English.

It would be best to configure this somehow - maybe with "descriptionLangs", a new array in the UploadWizardConfig that accepts iso639 codes and a set of special strings (like "USERLANG" or "INTERFACELANG" or "WIKILANG") for variables.

Version: master
Severity: enhancement

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MarkTraceur created this task.Via LegacyJun 17 2013, 5:45 PM
Nemo_bis added a comment.Via ConduitAug 28 2014, 3:52 PM

Requiring users to enter a description in a language other than their own would be extremely user-hostile and against the multilingualism of Commons, a step in a direction we're walking away from.
It's actually not even clear why we're requiring descriptions instead of categories: asked at

In fact I initially read this bug the other way round and I was raising priority because it looked like a major bug that English description was required.

MarkTraceur added a comment.Via ConduitAug 28 2014, 3:55 PM

Thanks, Nemo. I agree, though it would also be nice to give people a simple-ish tool for entering descriptions in other languages (and quickly) on-wiki.

Gilles added a project: Multimedia.Via WebDec 4 2014, 9:24 AM
Gilles raised the priority of this task from "Normal" to "Unbreak Now!".Via WebDec 4 2014, 10:11 AM
Gilles moved this task to Closed on the Multimedia workboard.
Gilles lowered the priority of this task from "Unbreak Now!" to "Normal".Via ConduitDec 4 2014, 11:20 AM

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