Overwriting a file loses new summary/description text


Author: ekim

When uploading a file, if you use the same name as an old file and overwrite it,
the old summary text is kept. At least a warning would be nice.

Version: 1.11.x
Severity: minor

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJan 17 2006, 2:30 AM
brion added a comment.Via ConduitJan 17 2006, 3:55 AM

The problem is that the upload comment got overloaded as the initial text of
the description page, and that entry field got made bigger and bigger to
accommodate requests for more stuff.

Probably it should be separated into a standard one-line comment field and a
description field. The description field can then be in some way or other dealt
with explicitly (at least, hidden when you're telling it to overwrite an
existing file from the beginning).

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 2 2007, 11:13 AM

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 9480 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Raymond added a comment.Via ConduitJun 25 2007, 1:40 PM
  • Bug 10366 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMay 7 2012, 10:40 AM

Thehelpfulonewiki wrote:

Problem still occurs - the comment is visible in the file history of the new upload, but you can still see the old comment at http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Useraccount_not_created.png for example.

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