Make categories more required-looking
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Description

From [[:commons:VP]]:

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.


Version: master
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31292
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37127

bzimport set Reference to bz49710.
MarkTraceur created this task.Via LegacyJun 17 2013, 5:48 PM
Nischayn22 added a comment.Via ConduitJun 17 2013, 5:57 PM

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.

McZusatz added a comment.Via ConduitJun 17 2013, 8:12 PM

(In reply to comment #1)

Mark, linking to the section would be helpful.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Village_pump&oldid=98384214#About_the_Upload_Wizard

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJun 18 2013, 6:52 AM

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/69284 (Gerrit Change I72ed4a357d09d7ba5b1ebf5cb6e19f580f4860ea)

MarkTraceur added a comment.Via ConduitJun 20 2013, 6:47 PM

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.

Nemo_bis added a comment.Via ConduitAug 28 2014, 3:58 PM

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 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Upload_Wizard_feedback&diff=prev&oldid=132609261 )

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

Gilles added a project: Multimedia.Via WebNov 24 2014, 3:12 PM

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