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Do not upload[edit]

Swept in from en:pub:

Do we really need a toolbox link in the lefthand column to a page that just says "do not upload from here"? You really only need to see that gigantic warning once, and we already have a link in the navigation box to shared that says "upload". Texugo 07:33, 16 November 2009 (EST)

AFAIK it's been removed from everywhere it was possible to remove it without IB involvement, was a brute hack Tatata and Peter did a while ago. --Stefan (sertmann) talk 08:12, 16 November 2009 (EST)
If Texugo is seeing it somewhere, that might help explain why we occasionally get uploads to :en. Tex, where did you see it? LtPowers 11:13, 16 November 2009 (EST)
I was seeing it on every page until I started typing this response a few minutes ago. Then when I submitted it, I had a round of those "localhost redirects" discussed above, and now the "don't upload" link isn't there anymore. I'll let you know if it comes back. Texugo 00:34, 18 November 2009 (EST)
More likely the uploads to en result from people creating the image link in the text, and then clicking on it to create the file. Still, how they get by the huge banner on that page is still a mystery. --inas 19:19, 9 December 2009 (EST)
As far as I can tell, an image redlink goes to the standard article edit page, not to Special:Upload. LtPowers 19:55, 9 December 2009 (EST)
clicking on this --> File:Iansface.jpg takes me to Special:Upload --inas 20:05, 9 December 2009 (EST)
Ah, so it does. I was using a redlink that looks like this: Image:Iansface.jpg. Interesting that it's different. I wonder if we can make a software change to fix that. LtPowers 13:50, 10 December 2009 (EST)
The two links are different - Inas's link is to include an image in an article (if the image doesn't exist a link to the upload page is generated), and your link is to view/edit the image information page. The same behavior applies to categories - [[Category:Category]] adds a category to a page, and [[:Category:Category]] generates an inline link to the category information page. It's standard Mediawiki behavior, so there isn't really a software change to make. -- Ryan • (talk) • 13:58, 10 December 2009 (EST)
I'm aware of that distinction. But I still thought it interesting that the redlink generated when an included image is missing is different from the one generated when a linked image is missing. It seems to me that there ought to be a way to change the default behavior when including a missing image to link to shared or to some other page rather than Special:Upload. LtPowers 14:03, 10 December 2009 (EST)

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