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Jul 3 2018

Stefan2 added a comment to T198606: Add template parameters when requested via `+` syntax in the configuration.

On Commons, {{GFDL|migration=not-eligible}} can be produced by using {{subst:Bild-GFDL-Neu}}.

Jul 3 2018, 3:31 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2018-07-03, Patch-For-Review, TCB-Team, Move-Files-To-Commons
Stefan2 added a comment to T146751: Don't allow the moving of files with a wrong licence.

I sometimes find free files which have been mistagged as unfree on enwiki, mainly textlogos. New text needs to be written for the file information page, but it's often more convenient to only produce a fixed file information page for Commons (and leave the source wiki's text unchanged) than to first clean up the text on enwiki and then clean it up a second time on Commons. Therefore, I'd like if there is a way to upload such files anyway, provided that you edit the text of the file information page.

Jul 3 2018, 10:03 AM · WMDE-QWERTY-Team, Move-Files-To-Commons, German-Community-Wishlist, TCB-Team

May 22 2016

Stefan2 added a comment to T87716: Missing rows from categorylinks on production servers (dewiki).

In T135801, @MZMcBride may have mixed up two different bugs.

May 22 2016, 6:06 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Stefan2 added a comment to T87716: Missing rows from categorylinks on production servers (dewiki).

Is something being done to fix this? This is a very annoying bug, and it seems to affect a few files everyday. It goes away if you purge the file with forcelinkupdate using the API, or if you edit the page. See for example https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&pageids=50604305&prop=categories|links|templates|images&format=xml:

<api batchcomplete=""><query><pages><page _idx="50604305" pageid="50604305" ns="6" title="File:Athlone Institute of Technology Logo Circa 2015.png"/></pages></query></api>

No files, no templates, no categories, nothing. But if you check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Athlone_Institute_of_Technology_Logo_Circa_2015.png, you can see that the file has two templates, "Non-free use rationale 2" and "Non-free logo" (which in turn call a few other templates), four categories (added by the templates), two images (added by the second template) and one external link.

May 22 2016, 11:43 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

May 15 2016

TerraCodes awarded T117498: In the cross-wiki upload tool, check that the name of the file doesn't duplicate a local files elsewise they can't use the file a Like token.
May 15 2016, 7:40 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-11_(1.28.0-wmf.22)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-Uploading, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media, Multimedia, VisualEditor-EditingTools, VisualEditor

Apr 25 2016

Stefan2 added a comment to T73064: Quarry should update username when a user is renamed.
  • ... now we have two As? The username field is supposed to be unique according to tables.sql.

This may also happen even if you do not implement user renames in Quarry. Consider the following situation:

  • A and B both have SUL accounts. A has a Quarry account, but B has no Quarry account.
  • A renames to C. C (previously A) remains Quarry user A because Quarry doesn't rename users.
  • B renames to A.
  • A (previously B) logs in to Quarry for the first time. Since A (previously B) hasn't logged in before, Quarry creates an account for A (previously B) under his current user name, A.

Now there are two "User:A" on Quarry.

Apr 25 2016, 6:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, Quarry

Mar 27 2016

Stefan2 added a comment to T130761: Prevent Wikipedia Zero exploitation of uploads to share copyrighted media.

Could someone link to some example files? Perhaps there's commonalities that could be identified by looking closer at the file.

I've seen uploads of lots of non-free films and music on Commons. Would it be enough to block film and music uploads through Wikipedia Zero? Or would it be an option to restrict film and music uploads to members of a specific user group? Most files on Commons are pictures, so I don't think that a restriction on film & music uploads would affect a lot of users.

Mar 27 2016, 11:03 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Zero

Jan 30 2016

Stefan2 added a comment to T124225: PageImages should never return non-free images.

If detection of non-free images is a concern, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:All_non-free_media is a category that is set up (not sure if required by policy, but in practice always observed to my understanding) to list all non-free media on enwiki.

This is split up in two categories on jawiki: Images containing outdoor artworks and Images in the public domain in Japan but not in the United States. There is a common parent category, Images which can't be used freely, but the images themselves appear in the two subcategories.

That's debatable. Using a non-free image as a lead image on an article is perfectly permissible, both in terms of policy and legally.

Legally yes, policy-wise probably no (minimal use).

For example, non-free logos are used as lead images in lots of articles about organisations. This is currently permitted under enwiki's EDP.

I share the view that this is a cause for concern. On en.wp, the nonfree content criteria are very clear that nonfree images can't be used solely for decoration, and may be displayed only in an article. Not on templates, special pages, interface pages, etc., only in an article.

There are a few exemptions: a few maintenance categories are allowed to contain non-free files without a nogallery tag. For the same reason, it is probably acceptable to show non-free images in Special:ListFiles and Special:NewFiles, but Special:Gather/id/22108/Asterix seems totally unnecessary.

Jan 30 2016, 9:54 PM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-08_(1.27.0-wmf.16)), Reading-Web-Sprint-68-"Java and JavaScript are basically the same", Reading-Admin, Readers-Community-Engagement, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Patch-For-Review, WMF-Legal, PageImages

Dec 15 2015

Stefan2 added a comment to T120867: Large amounts of unwanted files (mostly copyvios) uploaded via cross-wiki upload tool (A/B test of different upload interfaces).

There were 178 cases where someone had indeed downloaded an image from English Wikipedia and uploaded it right back in via cross-wiki upload to Commons. Note that this is English Wikipedia only (hadn't checked other wikis), and the uploads aren't necessarily copyvios (it just checks for duplicates). Out of 40 000 cross-wiki uploads, probably 10 000 of them deleted, I think this is minuscule.

Users may have uploaded Wikipedia thumbnails too. I have seen cases where users have taken a file from xxwiki and uploaded it for use on yywiki using this tool or other tools.

Dec 15 2015, 12:02 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-01_(1.27.0-wmf.15)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Voice & Tone, Commons, JavaScript, Multimedia, MediaWiki-Uploading

Dec 12 2015

Stefan2 added a comment to T111605: Cross-wiki imports should set correct rev_user, not 0.

Suggested solution: Automatically create and attach a local account if an account exists globally when importing pages. This would also have the side-effect that the user's global userpage is displayed on the local wiki, which I suppose is useful.

Dec 12 2015, 6:06 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-05 (1.31.0-wmf.11)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import

Dec 10 2015

Stefan2 added a comment to T90004: Enable Flickr import for all users on Commons.

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.

Dec 10 2015, 1:47 AM · Commons, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015, Multimedia

Dec 5 2015

Stefan2 created T120539: Text in TOC doesn't match section header which is a link to a file.
Dec 5 2015, 9:41 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

Nov 2 2015

Stefan2 created T117498: In the cross-wiki upload tool, check that the name of the file doesn't duplicate a local files elsewise they can't use the file.
Nov 2 2015, 10:39 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-11_(1.28.0-wmf.22)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-Uploading, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media, Multimedia, VisualEditor-EditingTools, VisualEditor

Oct 29 2015

Stefan2 added a comment to T20871: Include at least some EXIF metadata in resized pictures.

Various common licences state that you must include any copyright notices when using a work.

Oct 29 2015, 9:12 PM · Patch-For-Review, WMF-Legal, Commons, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management

Apr 22 2015

Stefan2 added a comment to T37707: Complete unification of all accounts to SUL.

\o/ https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2015-April/077623.html nearly all the renames are done, but this bug should stay open until $wgCentralAuthStrict = true on the cluster.

Apr 22 2015, 6:54 PM · User-notice, Notice, Epic, Roadmap, SUL-Finalization, Tracking-Neverending

Mar 5 2015

Stefan2 added a comment to T91679: Pages with no revisions on Commons and fa.wikivoyage.

Note that I didn't search for all pages with this problem, so there may be more pages with the same problem.

Mar 5 2015, 10:11 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-General

Nov 24 2014

Stefan2 added a comment to T75803: gerritbot doesn't handle non-ASCII characters like "ń".

Isn't this simply a dupe of T75788?

Nov 24 2014, 11:36 PM · GerritBot, Phabricator