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Upload Wizard Problem on Internet Explorer 8[edit]

I seems to have a problem uploading any file using the Upload Wizard. I get this icon running:
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I am running Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit with Internet Explorer 8 64-bit browser. It works fine with Windows 7 64-bit with Internet Explorer 9 64-bit browser. Has they abandoned the code that support the Internet Explorer 8 browser? What gives? Rjluna2 (talk) 14:38, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Rjluna2! The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 18:44, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload Wisard is failing[edit]

Files are failing to re-upload during the Describe Upload Wizard phase. An api error is occurring. Kwcoffee1 23:49, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kwcoffee1! The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 18:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The Upload fix[edit]

The api needs to return a bad file or title name content string warning Kwcoffee1 01:47, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

As above, try Commons:Upload instead. LX (talk, contribs) 18:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Does not accept many license tags[edit]

Hi.

Upload wizard does not accept many license tags. The one that I am having to wrestle with today is {{Free screenshot|Apache}}.

Codename Lisa (talk) 10:55, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

That's bugzilla:65229. Unless you want to wait a few more months for a developer to add the 19 characters to this line required to fix it, you can always use Commons:Upload in the meantime. LX (talk, contribs) 19:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

P.S. Feedback form put space before my sig., causing it to be displayed in monospace font. Seriously? Codename Lisa (talk) 10:58, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Hochladen von Foto[edit]

Der Hochladevorgang dauert schon 30 Minuten - zwischen den Schritten "Beschreiben" und "Nutzen" geht es nicht weiter. Danke Prädikat (talk) 17:08, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Prädikat. I'm sorry, but it doesn't appear that a Wikimedia developer or anyone who speaks German is going to answer, und Ich habe mein Deutsch fast völlig vergessen. The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 18:51, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Hochladen von Foto[edit]

Der Hochladevorgang stockt schon seit über 30 Minuten - es betrifft den Schritt zwischen "Beschreiben" und "Nutzen". Danke. Prädikat (talk) 17:11, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

As above, try Commons:Upload instead. LX (talk, contribs) 19:23, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload from Flickr[edit]

How do I use the Upload Wizard to upload my own jpeg images directly from Flickr? Bengt Nyman (talk) 07:07, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Hej Bengt! As noted on Commons:Flickr files#Tools, only administrators and license reviewers use the Upload Wizard to upload files directly from Flickr without saving them to their own computer first, but that page lists a few other options. License reviewers are not allowed to review their own files, but uploading from your own account with automatic review through the Upload Wizard shouldn't be a problem, and I think you could easily become a license reviewer if you asked. LX (talk, contribs) 19:00, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Problems !![edit]

The Upload Wizard hangs up, again and again. Is there a limit on file size ?? Bengt Nyman Bengt Nyman (talk) 13:52, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Hej Bengt! You can find all information about file size limits at Commons:Maximum file size. That said, large files should not cause the Upload Wizard to hang and not produce a helpful error message, but the Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 19:07, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Number of files to be uloaded[edit]

My experience is that with files of a size of more than 10 MB not more than 2 files should be uploaded as batch. Even then the final step looks not to finish "Bezig met het opslaan van de gegevens en publiceren...". The files have been uploaded as can be seen in the categories where they should come. My experience with files of about 10 MB is that maximal 3 will be uploaded, the rest not. With very small files there is no problem (I tried it with 8 files as a test).Wouter (talk) 20:34, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload failed[edit]

Do not understand the reason why successive upload failed as all flied required have been filed correctely Philplena (talk) 09:55, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Philplena. I'm sorry, but it doesn't appear that a Wikimedia developer is going to answer. The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 09:36, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Final step of the procedure doesn't stop[edit]

After providing all the necessary info - and it's accepted, the final step of the procedure doesn't stop, it keeps on running even though the material is uploaded and appears in the assigned categories. Please see my last upload of the books about Mexico. - User:Ineuw — Ineuw talk 22:02, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Outstanding ![edit]

This new tutorial is wonderful for our youth. My compliments. Tjlynnjr (talk) 23:38, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

No puedo subir la imagen[edit]

Me sale un error, no me deja subir ninguna imagen Bruno230 (talk) 03:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Some remarks[edit]

  • The description textbox should be substantially bigger to be comfortable and to manifest that the description should be thoroughgoing.
  • The link "Add location and more information…" and the textbox "Other information" is misleading and causes that some users write the detailed description into this field instead into the description field. Additional informations should be placed outside the Information template but should be placed into the corresponding field of the Information template (permission and right notes to the Permission field, information about campaigns or circumstances of the origin to the Source field, information about the author to the Author field etc. The form needs more drop-down textboxes corresponding to the separate fields of the Information template.
  • The location box should distinguish properly the camera location from the object location (or even to allow to fill both together). A heading field should be added and recommended to be filled-in.
  • The coordinates boxes should be attached to the description box and field, its an inherent part of the content description information.
  • The license tag should be integrated rather to the "permission" field of the {{Information}} template than added outside the template.
  • The WLM tag and similar tags should be integrated rather to the "source" field of the {{Information}} template.
  • The date field should be equipped with an radio button or drop-down list to choose what the date really means (date of taken, date of last modification, date of creation, date of the first publication) etc. and the date should be entered with a proper template expressing the meaning of the date ({{Taken on}} etc.]. The form should allow to enter more dates together.
  • The date copied from EXIF should be presented in {{According to EXIF data}} to allow to take account of possible incorrect setting of the camera.
  • Language templates of the description should be separated (every template starting at a new line) to keep the source code uncluttered.
  • The monument ID template from WLM campaigns should be separated at a new line, not attached closely after the description text.
  • The license tag should be integrated rather to "permission" field of the {{Information}} template.
  • The WLM tag should be integrated rather to "source" field of the {{Information}} template.

--ŠJů (talk) 06:49, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

@MarkTraceur: and @GDubuc (WMF):. I would like to point out that many of the suggestions above are a transformations of current practices to UploadWizard UI. I think that long term the goal of the team is that fewer of these practices will require user interaction and thus no UI and controls at all (should be part of the MediaWiki system, instead of wikitext templates). TheDJ (talk) 12:33, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

api-error unknown[edit]

I strongly dislike getting this error and losing the "submission information" I typed. I need to get the information back so it can be entered quickly when I have to resubmit it. When I get api-error unknown I am unable to do anything about it, so I have to go back, reupload, and do the work all over again WhisperToMe (talk) 16:27, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Internal error: bad token[edit]

I have uploaded a bunch of files with this tool recently, all successful, however now I am consistently getting Internal error: bad token when uploading. Let me know when you fix it and I'll try again. Pratyeka (talk) 06:24, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Found the problem. Apparently the login cookie had died. You should probably validate this before an upload to save people time, and/or display a more appropriate error! If you want to get more sophisticated, it may be possible to check this header when the upload is beginning and to cancel out of the HTTP POST immediately, thereby saving everyone time and bandwidth. Pratyeka (talk) 06:47, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Filed as bugzilla:69691 TheDJ (talk) 12:23, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

I can't upload[edit]

I'm using the "Upload Wizard" and in the final step, when I click "NEXT" bottom, it doesn't works. Inhakito (talk) 14:44, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

upload too long[edit]

CM Montferrand (talk) 18:57, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Failed upload[edit]

P1040963.JPG <api-error-unknownerror> This is my attempt at uplaoding an image to Wikipedia commons ~ has it failed because it's an elongated aspect ratio? ChrisWalford (talk) 00:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

งง[edit]

แลจะ งงๆนะเหมือนจะเรื่องเยอะ 555555 เฮ้อ!กำ ตามนั้น กันยา ก็ กันยา Domdo96 (talk) 14:08, 20 August 2014 (UTC)