Magnus Manske <magnusmanske(a)googlemail.com> wrote on wed, 20 feb 2008
On Feb 19, 2008 5:57 PM, David Gerard
This struck me as relevant to our interests. The
extension referred to
is very hacky and not ready for prime time at all. But of course it
would be a Simple Matter Of Programming to make a suitable page on the
toolserver for our own use, multi-image uploads (the way Commonist
Uploads from the toolserver always suffer from the
I have two tools there that upload to Commons "anonymously", but they
use either Wikipedia or Flickr-free-license images, which for a vandal
is more trouble to go through than uploading stuff under throwaway
I'm currently pondering a way to offer centralized authentication of
user accounts on the toolserver. There was one tool that does it
through a key given in an edit summary, but only for that tool.
I was thinking:
* Apply for a "authorized toolserver user account", e.g., as "Magnus
Manske" on "en.wikipedia", with a /new/ password just for the
* You get a link to a pre-filled edit on your user page. If you're
logged in, just click save.
* You go back to the toolserver page and click on "verify". It checks
recent changes, your user name has edited with the key, you're
confirmed to be that user.
* Now, all toolserver tools that want to can verify that you are who
you claim to be, and add this information to the upload/edit/whatever
done through this tool.
Feasible in practice?
Sounds quite interesting, although I would use the contributions of a
single user, instead of of RCs.