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Bug 173 - New data-upload form to parallel image-upload form
New data-upload form to parallel image-upload form
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-19 03:11 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2006-11-09 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description SJ 2004-08-19 03:11:42 UTC
When adding information ('editing'), we should ask users explicitly for more
information than we do now.  Just as with images, one *could* always include
appropriate source and copyright info but often *would* not, so too with text.

* References (for source materials directly quoted or lightly paraphrased, or
other materials referred to in producing the text) 
 With copyright information (sometimes PD, sometimes 
 CC-BY, often fair use or unknown)

Perhaps an optional few-line interface for "sources and references", with
similar dropdowns (URL, Title, Author, other citation info, plus a Copyright
dropdown for sources) would do the trick. This information could be
auto-formatted and appended to a ==References== section...  at which point, if
there were more than two sources, the author would know what format to use for
the rest.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-08-22 19:23:20 UTC
This is already implemented in the mediawiki software. Moving Product.
Comment 2 SJ 2006-11-08 07:29:21 UTC
2 years later, I'm not sure where this is implemented.  The original feature request stands.  
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-11-08 14:50:09 UTC
I have no idea what a "data-upload form to parallel image-upload form" would do or look like. :)
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-09 03:17:10 UTC
It appears to be covered by the modifiable interface, which was added in 1.5. 
Sysops can edit the system messages (e.g., [[MediaWiki:Edittools]]) to display
this info, and at least on enwiki they have.  Not that much of anyone pays
attention to it, but that's something for the Homo sapiens bugtracker.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-11-09 07:59:45 UTC
Homo sapiens bugtracker? You mean there's somewhere we can post bugs about the
Comment 6 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-09 22:12:48 UTC
Would be handy, wouldn't it?

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