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Enable Flickr import for all users on Commons
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There are several different tasks, but the general goal is to enable Flickr imports for everyone instead of only "trusted" users.

See blocking tasks (TBD) for more.

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Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.Feb 20 2015, 2:26 AM

There are no blocking tasks listed. General issue is, will the average user know how to recognize likely flickr-washing?

Qgil added a subscriber: Qgil.May 18 2015, 11:12 AM

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Qgil added a comment.May 27 2015, 10:23 PM

Did someone work on this project during Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015? If so, please update the task with the results. If not, please remove the label.

See blocking tasks (TBD) for more.

I listed an obvious blocking task (the one you showcased in Lyon), but I have no idea about the rest.

revi added a subscriber: revi.Jun 1 2015, 7:07 AM
In T90004#1284013, @Mattflaschen wrote:

There are no blocking tasks listed. General issue is, will the average user know how to recognize likely flickr-washing?

I want to know about this too. Unless there is solution for this, I'm certain that Commons community will come phab again to disable the function with lots of files to clean up.

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Steinsplitter moved this task from Incoming to Uploading on the Commons board.Jun 28 2015, 6:23 AM

A sever side flckr review and blacklist check is needed. This are, of course, blocking tasks.

revi added a comment.Aug 29 2015, 9:53 AM

A sever side flckr review and blacklist check is needed. This are, of course, blocking tasks.

Apart from that, my point at T90004#1324963 is still valid - there should be a way to mitigate the flickrwashing. Possibly Community-consensus-needed?

Steinsplitter added a comment.EditedAug 29 2015, 11:35 AM

A sever side flckr review and blacklist check is needed. This are, of course, blocking tasks.

Apart from that, my point at T90004#1324963 is still valid - there should be a way to mitigate the flickrwashing. Possibly Community-consensus-needed?

Of course the flickr washing blacklist must be checked. Before this all has been fixed, we can't enable this tool for all users.

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 6:45 PM

If the files are reviewed on the server side, then the first edit must also be marked with a special tag which can't be faked. It is possible to fake upload log summaries and file information page content. An alternative solution for the upload wizard is to mark the file as 'unreviewed' and insert a {{flickrreview}} template with no parameters, asking for bot review.

Qgil removed a subscriber: Qgil.Dec 28 2015, 8:25 PM
Jarekt added a subscriber: Jarekt.Jun 10 2017, 1:54 PM

I have a proposal activate this option for all.

Fae added a subscriber: Fae.Sep 7 2018, 5:21 PM

The Upload Wizard should integrate a form of Flickr2Commons but without its faults (so it should be able to spot duplicates immediately), however only a very select group of people can use this and many people already have the wrong impression that Wikimedia Commons is only FOR YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHS despite there being billions of free educational images on the internet and many millions of them are on Flickr. Either the marketing has to change (and users should understand that public domain images are acceptable while fair use is it on Wikimedia Commons) or the tools ⚙ have to reflect this.