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Add Geograph.org.uk to the extension

Gmdesignuk (talkcontribs)
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Adding Flickr integration to UploadWizard.

Nischayn22 (talkcontribs)

Hi, I am a gsoc student and am trying to make a proposal to add flickr integration to UploadWizard. It would be very helpful if you could guide me in the process.I would like to know

  • How useful this feature is for commons.
  • Is there also scope for uploading from Picasa.

Thanks in advance

NeilK (talkcontribs)

Probably very useful.

I don't know what you mean by "is there also scope".

Some previous work:

- Michael Dale's Extension:Add Media Wizard allows you to search for photos on a service like Flickr and then add them directly to Commons. It is kind of a crime that the functionality did not get added to MediaWiki, but there were some political issues there.

- In UploadWizard, there actually is some support for checking a Flickr license already:


But, this does not pull a photo directly from Flickr.

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Drorsnir dev (talkcontribs)

Hi Neil, Isn't the functionality of Extension:jQueryMsg supplied by RL now, meaning it already moved to core? If so, I could place {{ObsoleteExtension|replacement|1.17}} over it (I believe that's the right one).


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Kudos for Kevin's ArchiveLinks extension

Hydroxonium (talkcontribs)

Hi NeilK. I believe you are overseeing Kevin's ArchiveLinks project that is part of the Google Summer of Code for MediaWiki. I just wanted to take a moment to comment on Kevin's fine work.

Wikipedia, and the other WMF projects, have become a great resource for humanity. This is mainly due to the projects having reliable information. We know that this information is reliable because of the citations and references used to create these articles. Having easy access to these references (via the Internet) helps a great deal, but many things on the net are ephemeral and don't last long. When these links go dead, it compromises Wikipedia's integrity. This has become known as the link rot issue.

Many people have attempted to address this issue over the years. There have also been coordinated efforts to address these issues, but all of them have had problems... until now.

Kevin's ArchiveLinks extension has made more progress this summer than all of our other efforts combined. This is an enormous benefit to all our projects. I'm not certain people fully appreciate what a monumental task this is. I have been involved with this issue and can tell you that some of our best software engineers (a.k.a. volunteer Wikipedians) have worked on this problem yet we still have the link rot issue. It now appears that Kevin has solved the issue with the work he has done this summer. I have been thoroughly impressed by his breaking down the issue in to small parts, organizing them and working on a solution for each. I'm also impressed with his work contacting outside archiving organizations and coming up with solutions. But most importantly, his software engineering expertise has really been the key to making this a success. I cannot express how valuable I think his work has been to the community.

So I want to personally thank you and the WMF for helping to make this happen. But I really want to express my appreciation for Kevin's hard work and diligence in getting a handle on one of Wikipedia's most fundamental issues.

I hope you will let Kevin know how valuable he has been to our community and what a fine job he has done. I thank both you and Kevin, very kindly, for all your work and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your efforts. All the best. - Hydroxonium (TCV) 04:34, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

NeilK (talkcontribs)

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. I was also very pleased with the progress Kevin made over the summer and I was glad that he decided to tackle such an important problem.

I'll point Kevin here, but for future reference, his User page on MediaWiki.org is at User:Kevin_Brown.

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Strainu (talkcontribs)

Hi Neil,

I don't know if you follow the WLM list, so I'm writing this issue here too. I'm one of the organizers of WLM2011 in Romania. We have decided we would prefer to have the localized version of CCBYSA3.0 as default license, so we would very much appreciate if that field could be customized too. From your notes it doesn't seem so just yet. Thanks.--Strainu 06:29, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

NeilK (talkcontribs)

I'm in touch with some of the other WLM people -- I'm gathering requirements for what needs to be modified to be useful for WLM. I'll have a wiki page shortly. -- NeilK 06:32, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

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Your recent file uploads

P858snake (talkcontribs)

Hi, I noticed that you have recently uploaded multipul files to this wiki, unfortunately I also noticed that you didn't include any licensing details in the file's description which is required for files uploaded to this wiki. Would it be at all possible for you to go back and correct this so the file doesn't risk deletion?

The files in question are:

Thank you.

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