Thank you to the Discovery team -- it seems to me that your work has been
largely overshadowed by political concerns in recent months (which may have
been necessary, but not pleasant).
I'm delighted to see working and useful software emerge, in spite of the
challenging environment that has existed around your work. I'm delighted to
see your substantive engagement (e.g., Dan and Adam, above) with feedback
about the implementation.
On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 2:05 PM, Dan Garry <dgarry(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 11 March 2016 at 11:35, Adam Baso
Hi there - speaking to one thing I'm familiar
with, with respect to image
selection, we believe https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T124225
address fair use ("non-free") images, although page reparses will happen
gradually (pages are cached for up to 30 days or so).
Indeed. I manually triggered a reparse on a page which I knew had a
non-free page image (by adding a space
to a part of the page where it didn't
affect the layout), and the page
image was recalculated and is now a free image. Working as intended! :-)
In reply to Geni's query, it is important to point out, however, that
Wikipedia guidelines on non-free content
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Non-free_content> includes a list
explicitly allows non-free content to be surfaced in search results without
accompanying fair use rationales. Additionally, English Wikipedia policy is
not applicable on a global page such as wikipedia.org
. Therefore, the
portal was never actually in violation of any policy. Regardless, as Adam
noted, for other reasons where this policy *did* apply, T124225
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T124225> was enacted which prevents
non-free images from appearing as thumbnails in search results.
Lead Product Manager, Discovery
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