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Bug 6229 - Make option to turn off metadata for certain images
Make option to turn off metadata for certain images
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3402
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ima...
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Reported: 2006-06-07 07:49 UTC by brianna.laugher
Modified: 2006-06-07 07:52 UTC (History)
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Description brianna.laugher 2006-06-07 07:49:42 UTC
Occasionally it is inappropriate to display metadata for images, because it is
incorrect. For example this image shows the date as "19 May 2006" which is
obviously wrong.

Also http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Australian_beer_production_1945.jpg

Quote: "If this can't be shut off in situations where it is clearly wrong, then
it is not a difference of opinion on the merit of including such obscure info.
When the content becomes factually incorrect, then it doesn't belong. Perhaps it
should be shut off until such time as it can be selectively turned off in cases
where the metadata is wrong. The only way for me to correct the data now is to
download the image, nuke the metadata packets, then re- upload the image.

That's a huge waste of time, bandwidth, and storage, to edit out 10 bytes of
incorrect information."

10 wrong bytes don't bother me enough to be so emphatic, but it would be nice if
we could turn it off on the few occasions it is flat-out wrong. Thanks.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-06-07 07:52:24 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3402 ***

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