Gregory Maxwell wrote:
My best guess is that he browsed the site during while
partially down (it's not always obvious to anons, since the squids
will work on their own)... and the commons text couldn't be fetched?
I'm just guessing at this point.
I guess youre right :)
Its the same time i see this particular failure mode, too. Seems to be
using Mediawiki:shareduploadwiki and Mediawiki:shareduploadwiki-linktext
We're sorry about it.
The practise of not putting image sources is similar to the practise of
not signing articles (instead, you need to click history).
There have been some ideas about automatic-author-filling in the past,
but there's neither the system to do it nor a specific method on how to
automatically choose the right author (but we're slowly improving).
We also suffer image-copying, and try to do our best with it. From your
screenshots, it seems that he copied the *thumbnailed version* present
on the article. Had he go for the full-size one, he would have needed to
past via the intermediate page.
Sadly, our thumbnails don't keep a pointer to the description page (Exif
data had to be removed too, due to thumbnails embedded on them). If you
have a good way to do it, or improve our handling, please let us know.
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