Last modified: 2006-11-09 22:12:48 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
This is already implemented in the mediawiki software. Moving Product.
2 years later, I'm not sure where this is implemented. The original feature request stands.
I have no idea what a "data-upload form to parallel image-upload form" would do or look like. :)
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.
Homo sapiens bugtracker? You mean there's somewhere we can post bugs about the
Would be handy, wouldn't it?