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Make categories more required-looking
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Most newbies also don't add any categories, because the upload wizard is not recommending it. If no categories is given, the upload wizard should be giving for example a warning in a red box or with red text that categories should be given.

We obviously can't make categories *required*, since they aren't required, but having better notification of the importance of the field would be good.

Proposed warning popup:

See Also:
T33292: Make Category permanently visible, not obscured behind a "more options" link
T39127: UW will not create a category but it tells so



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.
bzimport set Reference to bz49710.

Mark, linking to the section would be helpful.

Maybe a dialog saying:

"Are you sure you want to proceed without adding any categories?
Adding a category is recommended for blah blah reasons."

with options: "Yes, No" could be used.

Related URL: (Gerrit Change I72ed4a357d09d7ba5b1ebf5cb6e19f580f4860ea)

Oh, ack.

So, I +2ed this change and Jenkins will merge it, but ideally we should come back and make this configurable per-wiki, so that wikis not using categories can remove the dialog. DO NOT CLOSE THIS BUG unless that's done.

It would make sense to make the categories required, *if* we also made the description /not/ required at the same time. (As asked e.g. at )

However, to avoid running in the same problems as with bug 49709, the category system should first be multilingual. :O

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 6:39 PM
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This functionality was subsequently broken soon after being introduced by T52352 / (the category "Uploaded with UploadWizard", which is added to all uploads, is counted and thus UW thinks all uploads have a category added). No one saw the dialog added here in the past two years. Is this functionality still desired and should I fix it, or should I remove the dead code?

matmarex claimed this task.Sep 18 2015, 1:12 PM

Change 239418 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński):
Unbreak confirmation of no categories being set

Is this functionality still desired and should I fix it, or should I remove the dead code?

I think several users still desire it, but there never was clarity on a consensus. Hence, it's useful to fix it, but even better would be to keep it disabled by default and let a new discussion decide whether to use it on Commons.

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matmarex updated the task description. (Show Details)Sep 24 2015, 2:39 PM
El_Grafo moved this task from Incoming to Uploading on the Commons board.

Change 239418 merged by jenkins-bot:
Unbreak confirmation of no categories being set

matmarex closed this task as Resolved.Sep 28 2015, 2:39 PM
matmarex removed a project: Patch-For-Review.

This change will be deployed to Commons this Wednesday.

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