Last modified: 2014-08-26 09:44:05 UTC
I see there was once in r45498 the ability to specify via "&uploadmsg=suffix" a custom uploadtext (which would be located at MediaWiki:uploadtext-suffix and subpages thereof). This was reverted in r46394.
While the change would not have "solved" the uselang hacks at the Commons (and elsewhere, en-WP used something similar last time I looked), it would still be useful with the new reupload form, because it would easily allow us to define a new uploadtext for reuploads.
Since the reupload form works differently (locked dest file name, different label and semantics for description, no license dropdown), it makes sense to have a different introductory text. It *could* be done through yet another uselang hack, but that'd be awful, since the uselang hack requires also to create subpages of a ton of other interface messages. It'd be far cleaner if we could have back this "&uploadmsg=..." feature. A sample uploadtext-reupload exists at [[:commons:MediaWiki:Uploadtext-reupload]]. (Currently not translated, since the feature doesn't exist anymore.)
Setting a summary via a URL parameter works for me for "normal" uploads (not reuploading): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Upload?wpUploadDescription=foobar
But not sure if that's what you refer to here...
So where would that "uploadtext" actually be shown or used?
André, just close this. It's a 5-year-old "bug"; I don't remember what that was about. Apparently at one time this didn't work. If it works now it's just a worksforme closure.
Heh, alright. Thanks for the reply :)