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Bug 13514 - Create user preference to always "ignore any warnings" when uploading
Create user preference to always "ignore any warnings" when uploading
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User preferences (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-03-26 04:08 UTC by brianna.laugher
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Description brianna.laugher 2008-03-26 04:08:21 UTC
When editing, there is a user preference for "Mark all edits minor by default". There should be a corresponding preference for uploading, to have "ignore any warnings" ticked by default. (Warnings upset workflows, e.g. in bots and external upload tools.)

Specifically, a way to ignore the MediaWiki:Large-file warning.
Comment 1 brianna.laugher 2008-03-26 04:12:02 UTC
Maybe MediaWiki:Large-file is the only warning it makes sense to always ignore. The overwriting/naming warnings, probably want to keep those. I'm not sure what other type of warnings there are. I think viruses and unallowed file types count as errors (as in, can't ignore & continue) rather than warnings, don't they?

For a media archive as Commons, MediaWiki:Large-file is really silly; we can safely assume that people don't /accidentally/ upload huge files but in fact do so purposely.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2008-03-26 19:06:28 UTC
I think I'll have to say WONTFIX on this. If the warnings are _wrong_, they should be fixed. They should only be shown if they're important, and if they're important they shouldn't be ignored.

If the default file size limits are absurdly low, that's a matter of raising them to appropriate values. :)
Comment 3 brianna.laugher 2008-03-27 00:47:02 UTC
Brion, I respect your stance, but "if they're important they shouldn't be ignored" - then why is the check box provided at all?

Not providing it and forcing people to process the warnings may actually lead them to complain about inappropriate ones --> eventually leading to more appropriate warnings.

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