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Bug 3556 - Hide Upload link when not logged in
Hide Upload link when not logged in
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 6021 6613 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-09-27 14:15 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-09-27 14:15:32 UTC

If users are *NOT*" logged in "Upload file" is available in "Special pages"
already. As "Upload file" is disabled as long as users are not logged in, it
makes no sense to show this option / tool.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-09-27 16:06:43 UTC
Magnus turned it back on, he claimed that it didn't make sense UI-wise to hide
certain aspects of the interface to un-logged in users.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-09-27 21:08:53 UTC
It was hidden in the first place because we get a huge amount of random folks 
coming across our sites and uploading crap.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-09-27 22:11:54 UTC
Would support hiding it again, if anons aren't able to makes more
sense *not* to hide disabled features to those users. Non-sysops don't see
delete buttons, for instance.
Comment 4 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-12-11 18:52:24 UTC
Should be hidden to users which dont have the right to perform
the action.
Comment 5 Erik Moeller 2006-04-25 09:20:09 UTC
Rob: This is different from the delete function, as an anonymous user who clicks
"Upload" will see a message asking them to log in. This is easily done. Becoming
an admin to delete something is not quite that easy. ;-) I think having the link
visible makes sense; people who edit anonymously all the time might otherwise
start looking in all kinds of odd places for the ability to upload. When the
link is there, they will understand immediately what they need to do.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2006-04-25 12:53:15 UTC
Comment 7 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-25 12:55:49 UTC
Agree also. This request should be marked as WONTFIX.
Comment 8 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-04-27 21:53:03 UTC
wontfix as per comment 5
Comment 9 Brion Vibber 2006-05-19 16:06:46 UTC
*** Bug 6021 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Rob Church 2006-07-10 08:17:17 UTC
*** Bug 6613 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Charlie Huggard 2006-07-12 04:23:55 UTC is an extension I
developed for the lab's wiki to hide the Upload link when the user does not have
the "upload" permission. It also hides the discussion tab by to anonymous users
as well (something my Advisor asked for), but it's a simple enough extension
that the  anonymous tab hiding is easily enough removed.

Hope this helps anyone looking for this functionality in the future. 

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