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Should we add Template:Flickr and Template:Information to the edit tools box? – cacahuate talk 01:56, 1 June 2007 (EDT)

At the beginning of next week, I will change MediaWiki:Edittools on shared as follows; comments welcome. -- Tatata 02:34, 28 July 2007 (EDT)
  • For IMAGE (photos, diagrams, maps and vector-format source files.)
    • general use – {{Imagecredit|credit=|captureDate=|location=|source=|caption=|description=}}
    • photos from Flickr – {{flickr|title=|description=|photographer=|photographer_location=|photographer_url=|flickr_url=|taken=}}{{Location|}}
    • photos from Wikimedia Commons – {{information|description=|source=|date=|author=|permission=}}{{Location|}}
  • For CATEGORY (Do not use Template:IsIn for image.)
    • IsIn : {{IsIn|}}
  • Other tools
    • Sign your name : ~~~~
    • Templates : {{dont know}} {{vfd}} {{copyvio|URL}}
    • Wiki markups : {{}} | [] [[]] [[Category:]] #REDIRECT [[]] <includeonly></includeonly> <noinclude></noinclude> <nowiki></nowiki>
    • Purge Cache for this page.


That looks great—flickr & commons imagecredit templates will save a good deal of time and it would be quite nice to have a purge cache "button." Only one cavil: I would prefer not to add a {{dont know}} tool, as it may encourage contributors to upload files when they really don't know what the licensing is. That is definitely not something we recommend in Wikitravel Shared:How to upload files#Specify licensing!, so if we do want people to upload such files, perhaps we should change that policy accordingly. --Peter 03:13, 28 July 2007 (EDT)

OK, I'll drop {{dont know}} above. Is it better to remove Don't know from the Licensing: pull down list on the Upload file page? -- Tatata 07:48, 28 July 2007 (EDT)
I'd support that. Or we could change it to "Hey janitors waste your time to clean this up!" ;) --Peter 14:54, 28 July 2007 (EDT)
Done! I found this you've overhauled, and I thought it's very useful for new contributors. So I add a link pointing at the guide to MediaWiki:Uploadtext. -- Tatata 02:44, 30 July 2007 (EDT)

I will change MediaWiki:Edittools again as follows; the differences are underlined.

  • Other tools
    • Templates : {{Location|}} {{dont know|user=USERNAME}} {{vfd|user=USERNAME}} {{copyvio|URL}}

I dropped {{dont know}} from my suggestion last time, but I'd like to add it this time because we have already removed it from the Licensing: pull down list on the Upload file page (MediaWiki:Licenses). The reason that I want to add is that I want to use it with user= parameter on purpose to list images by using Special:Whatlinkshere; please see Template talk:Dont know#Usage. Comments welcome. -- Tatata 11:21, 8 August 2007 (EDT)

No objection? I'll start this change. -- Tatata 01:35, 13 August 2007 (EDT)
Done! -- Tatata 01:47, 13 August 2007 (EDT)

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