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Bug 38634 - Get rid of duplicate image description pages
Get rid of duplicate image description pages
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 44471
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
: Future release
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2012-07-24 09:38 UTC by Mathias Schindler
Modified: 2014-05-23 01:57 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Mathias Schindler 2012-07-24 09:38:51 UTC
For any given Wikimedia Commons media file, there is a description page in each individual installation of Wikimedia, such as,_Berlin,_Internationale_Automobilausstellung.jpg for and,_Berlin,_Internationale_Automobilausstellung.jpg respectively.

The image description is pulled from Wikiemdia Commons. If an image is embedded into a Wiki article, the direct link is to the specific project web site's image description page and not to the actual description page at Wikimedia.

However, a rather visible link from (for example) to is shown below the image in the image description page.

The duplication is counterintuitive and a source of constant confusion. 

Links to image description pages should point to the image description page of Wikimedia Commons directly, not to the local wiki.
Comment 1 Dereckson 2012-08-14 11:19:10 UTC
See also bug #36118
Comment 2 Dereckson 2012-08-14 11:20:26 UTC
Moving from Wikimedia to MediaWiki. It needs software code change, not only site configuration.
Comment 3 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2014-05-23 01:57:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 44471 ***

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