Ben Schwartz wrote:
I'd like to make it easier for novice users to create Sign Language
definition pages with videos for en.wiktionary's new "Sign gloss:"
namespace. It's already possible to create such pages, but it requires a
large number of steps, which can deter potential contributors.
I'd like to make a command-line tool or web-form. The user would provide
1. Their name and password*
2. The name of the page
3. The text contents of the page (definition, etymology, etc. as plain
4. A video of the sign (and maybe also a video of it in use)
The tool would then automatically
0a. Check if the page already exists (and stop if it does)
0b. Convert the video to a format appropriate for Commons, if needed
1. Log in as the user
2. Upload the video to Commons
3. Create the page with the desired contents.
Is this a good idea?
Is there something like this already that I could use as a basis?
I don't think that's appropiate as a single web form. You would want to
make it a Wizard with several steps, so you don't make him record a
video just to then tell "We already have that page".
Neil may be interested on this. He recently made the UploadWizard.
*: Ideally I'd like to be able to help users who
don't yet have accounts
to make accounts, and also somehow automatically handle the
account-linking business between Commons, Wiktionary, etc.
That's not really a problem. All of these steps could be handled quite
If this were a web form, how would I handle
This is best done in an extension.