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Bug 3390 - Default Image Tag suggestion
Default Image Tag suggestion
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 7359 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-09-08 00:47 UTC by Zach Harden
Modified: 2009-12-29 22:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Zach Harden 2005-09-08 00:47:31 UTC
Due to the new uploading process at Wikipedia EN and at the Wikimedia Commons, I
have a suggestion on trying to cut down on "untagged" images.

When you click on the Upload link, you are taken to the page. You have to choose
the file, choose the name and set a description. However, the new bit I noticed
is the "Choose License" settings. While it is good that the option is there, I
see a problem. The default of the choice is No License, which means that the
image will be uploaded without a license. And, lately, we have been trying to
get rid of images with no licenses. So, what I suggest that if the option of "No
License" is selected when uploading the file, the selection should display the
template {{tl|No license}}. Not only this will tell us we have another unsourced
image, this can warn the user that they need to provide a license or the image
will be deleted very soon.
Comment 1 Chris M 2006-01-12 14:18:01 UTC
If this is implemented, then there needs to be an option that doesn't insert any
templates as there is no way that all license tags can be listed in the list
(there are over 80 valid Creative Commons licenses alone). "Other license" would
be a good name for this.
A way to avoid this becomming a loop-hole is to add another box to the upload
form that must link to a valid template if the "other license" option is
selected. I don't see this happening though, as it would require a lot of
programming effort for little benefit. IANA developer though, so I'm quite
possibly wrong!
Comment 2 Guillaume Paumier 2009-12-29 21:38:54 UTC
That can be done locally on a per-wiki basis. And as a matter of fact, it's now done at least on en.wikipedia and Commons. Closing accordingly.
Comment 3 Guillaume Paumier 2009-12-29 22:59:01 UTC
*** Bug 7359 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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