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Do not display the Permission field in MediaViewer
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MediaViewer displays the contents of the Permission field of the information template in a box on the metadata panel. This information is rarely useful, and not consistent (can be the license, the rephrasing of the license in free text, the authors favorite reformulation of the license, the author's extra requirements such as attribution or notification (which, depending on the license, can be a requirement or just a courtesy, and it is usually not clear which) or proof of the license's correctness (such as an OTRS template). Most images don't have this information at all.

Due to the inconsistency this field does more to confuse the user than to transmit any intelligible message to him; in the few cases where it is useful (e.g. attribution) there is, or should be, a proper machine-readable way to express that condition without ambiguity. MediaViewer should stop displaying this field.

This would make some tasks obsolete: T71392, T77299, T66804

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Tgr created this task.Dec 22 2014, 7:19 PM
Tgr raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
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Tgr updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 27 2014, 7:25 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Sep 4 2015, 6:56 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 7:03 PM

Mass-removing the Multimedia tag from MediaViewer tasks, as this is now being worked on by the Reading department, not Editing's Multimedia team.

MarkTraceur lowered the priority of this task from Low to Lowest.Apr 27 2017, 4:03 PM
MarkTraceur moved this task from Backlog to Needs Analysis on the MediaViewer board.
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Could use some input as to the balance between the tiny number of people who use this field for a specific purpose that would be useful to readers on other wikis, compared to the tiny number of people who are confused by the field as it is...not sure where we stand on this. Lowering priority due to small impact on both sides.

Tgr removed a subscriber: Tgr.Jul 9 2019, 6:05 PM