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Bug 18011 - Special:FileDuplicateSearch user interaction is utterly baffling
Special:FileDuplicateSearch user interaction is utterly baffling
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Brion Vibber
: 27103 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-03-17 00:18 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2011-02-07 02:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brion Vibber 2009-03-17 00:18:16 UTC
A few things I note trying out this special page:

* There's no explanation when you get no matches -- did you misspell something? Did it just break? Did it submit correctly? Who knows!

* It searches for matches in the local image database only, and does not return any results from remote repositories (Commons etc)

* It gets the hash from the local image database only, and cannot search for local duplicates of a given remote file.

I'd recommend this get redone to:
* clarify when the requested file could not be found
* use FileRepo system correctly to query both sources and matches out of all repositories
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2011-02-07 01:47:49 UTC
*** Bug 27103 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2011-02-07 02:36:08 UTC
All above issues fixed in r81619.

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