Sounds workable in theory, can it be carried out in practice?
From: Platonides <Platonides(a)gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2008 5:10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Making Wikimedia Commons less frightening
Lars Aronsson wrote:
Maybe we should turn the system around, so our Swedish
can upload images to the Swedish Wikipedia, where they are
patrolled by Swedish speaking admins. Then, the patrolled images
can be automatically forwarded to Commons, instead of the other
way around. Even though this would require software development,
this seems a lot easier than trying to manage the admin community
So, what about this:
*User uploads from Swedish wikipedia using Special:GlobalUpload (only
for SUL accounts).
*The image is uploaded on commons, where it gets an additional tag with
'uploaded from Swedish wikipedia'.
*Blocked status of both local and commons is taken into account.
*The upload log is created on both commons and wikipedia.
*Once a wrong image is uploaded, there's a race condition between
commons ans Swedish admins to detect it. As commons get much more
images, they're likely to lose it.
*Image can be deleted both by commons admins and local sysops. Local
sysops can't delete it if it's older than a month (or another reasonable
*Upload policies are still those of commons.
*Commons templates are shown at wikipedia on the local language if
available (interesting on its own, but hard).
*Talk page links on uploader should point to Swedish talk (or give links
to both talks).
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