Show a user's recent uploads in the MW insert media dialog
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This should be relatively simple compared to full UploadWizard integration (T40030), and especially useful as new images may not appear in the API search results due to caching.


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Severity: enhancement

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Esanders created this task.Jan 24 2014, 5:53 PM

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This should be relatively simple compared to full UploadWizard integration,

… but turns a simple search interface into a (multi-tabbed?) optional series of interfaces. :-(

new images may not appear in the API search results due to caching.

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The exceptional amount of work put into the new search system has this as its most significant user-facing improvement.

We can just show recent uploads when no search term is entered.

Currently we show the name of the article. Lots of users have mentioned that this is helpful (albeit limited utility for non-English users until we implement Wikidata-based item searching instead of string searching).

Walking away from this benefit from the somewhat-dubious benefit of your own uploads (most users don't upload, and we'd have no way to check for your "own" uploads on foreign repos) feels like a regression.

Yes there will be edge cases where the username on commons is different, but that is an edge case.

We can fill in the first row with recent uploads if found (which solves the case of "most users don't upload") and then fill with page title.

Re: search caching, 'File:Three_sided_football_pitch.svg' is still not showing up in search results, an hour after uploading.

Change 109670 had a related patch set uploaded by Esanders:
WIP Show recent uploads in MWMediaSearchWidget

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/109670

This issue (can't see recent uploads in the selection) was pointed out to me by a client. At first I thought this was an IE caching problem, but I'm glad to see it has been spotted elsewhere.

This issue (can't see recent uploads in the selection) was pointed out to me by a client. At first I thought this was an IE caching problem, but I'm glad to see it has been spotted elsewhere.

This is a functionality task. The search results caching task was resolved by the switch to ElasticSearch months ago.

Jdforrester-WMF writes:

This is a functionality task. The search results caching task was
resolved by the switch to ElasticSearch months ago.

Just to be clear, though, this is something I would see in any browser,
right? I've seen it in multiple browsers and across reboots so it isn't
a local caching problem.

Jdforrester-WMF changed the title from "VisualEditor: Show a user's recent uploads in the MW insert media dialog" to "Show a user's recent uploads in the MW insert media dialog".Jul 27 2015, 12:19 AM
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Change 210831 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders):
WIP Show recent uploads in MWMediaSearchWidget

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/210831

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