VisualEditor: 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

bzimport set Reference to bz60398.
Esanders created this task.Via LegacyJan 24 2014, 5:53 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJan 24 2014, 6:15 PM

(In reply to comment #0)

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.

Esanders added a comment.Via ConduitJan 24 2014, 7:57 PM

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

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJan 24 2014, 8:04 PM

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.

Esanders added a comment.Via ConduitJan 24 2014, 8:24 PM

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.

Esanders added a comment.Via ConduitJan 24 2014, 8:29 PM

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

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitJan 30 2014, 4:32 PM

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

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

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task to Backlog on the VisualEditor workboard.Via WebNov 24 2014, 4:15 PM
Nemo_bis edited the task description. (Show Details)Via WebDec 18 2014, 8:40 AM
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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.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via WebWed, Feb 25, 8:26 PM

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.

MarkAHershberger added a comment.Via EmailThu, Feb 26, 2:52 PM

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.

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