Last modified: 2011-03-12 13:19:41 UTC
Descriptions of pictures from common: on Slovene Wikipedia have English language
(actually the whole commons: original page) descriptions atop of the text.
For example, I uploaded photograph Slovenska_lipa_srebrnik_averz.jpg in order to
use it on Slovene Wikipedia, while still making it possible for others to use,
but now I see English description on
IMHO the only situation the feature of displaying the text from commons: would
be useful is if there was *no* description in local wikipedia language - this
way English description would be better than nothing.
(In reply to comment #0)
> IMHO the only situation the feature of displaying the text from commons: would
> be useful is if there was *no* description in local wikipedia language - this
> way English description would be better than nothing.
AFAIK, the commons is not intended to be an English-only site - the idea is not
to include the "English version" of the description but the "common version".
Remember that there are multiple sites in any given language - perhaps less of
an issue for Slovene, but having, say, the French description of an image on the
French Wikipedia is no use for someone on the French Wikinews.
The "most correct" solution is therefore to have the description in all
languages within the common text, to be automatically shown on all projects.
However, this may mean what we really need is a way of identifying which of a
potentially very large number of translations to display at a given time.
Nonetheless, you're probably right that locally-entered information should be
given priority over shared information; clearer separation between the two (such
as sub-headings) might also help.
local pages are now displayed before commons pages. if you want to indicate that
commons description is not local, you can edit the 'shareddescriptionfollows'
OK, thank you very much.
Closing old verified bugs.