[Mediawiki-l] Image caching on File: pages... any workaround?

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Tue Sep 6 18:47:40 UTC 2011


On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Daniel Barrett <danb at vistaprint.com>
> wrote:
> > (We already added a note to the Upload page that explains the problem.
> > People don't notice the note - their attention is focused on uploading
> their
> > image.)
> >
>
> Perhaps a more graphic advisory with a large button link with  the
> ?action=purge modifier behind it would have more success?
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:File_cache#Expiration
>

People really shouldn't have to push that kind of burden to end-users; it's
our fault for making the software wrong in the first place... :) it can also
affect other people who didn't do the upload themselves.

-- brion


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