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Bug 12219 - Standardize on the name "images", retire "files"
Standardize on the name "images", retire "files"
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-12-06 11:37 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Description Dan Jacobson 2007-12-06 11:37:25 UTC
It is very confusing that two names are used for the same thing:
$ w3m -dump ...Special:Specialpages|egrep -i file\|image
  * File list
  * Gallery of new files
  * Most linked to images
  * Uncategorized images
  * Unused files
  * Upload file
And when one clicks on the "file" items, one sees mention only of

Therefore there are parts of Special:Specialpages older than the pages that
it links to, which all nowadays talk about "images", not "files".

Indeed, this trend has crept into Special:Specialpages itself, but the
process is not complete.

Therefore, please complete it. Don't use two names to talk about the
same thing. Change all references to "files" to "images" on
Special:Specialpages, as apparently the trend is these days.

Or maybe I'm confusing audio and visual (image) files. But if so, one
does not see an audio selection, just "images".
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-12-06 19:22:38 UTC
We're (slowly) retiring "images" in favor of "files".

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