MediaWiki talk:Fileexists

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Edit request[edit]

{{editprotected}} This interface message is used in the old upload form. Following the discussion at file naming, please add the following lines to the text:

Please choose another filename, unless you are uploading a technically improved version of the same file. <br>Don't overwrite an image with a different one of the same topic (see [[Commons:File naming|file naming]]).

Thanks. -- User:Docu at 12:56, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Since a user might get this message accidentally, it should contain a link to (or even better: a thumbnail of) the image that would be overwritten, shouldn't it? (I am somewhat astonished that it doesn't. I believe it did once?) Lupo 13:21, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Maybe this explains why files get overwritten (or is it just because accounts are authorized to re-upload earlier?), anyways, how about:
[[$1|100px|thumb|existing file]]
<span id="wpUploadWarningFileexists">A file with this name already exists; please check [[$1|the existing file]] if you are not sure whether you want to change it. Please choose another filename, unless you are uploading a technically improved version of the same file. <br>Don't overwrite an image with a different one of the same topic (see [[Commons:File naming|file naming]]).</span>
-- User:Docu at 13:45, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
✓ Done, with some little formatting tweaks to keep the thumbnail within the red-bordered box. Lupo 07:48, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for tweaking it. It looks good. The problem with protected edit requests is that one isn't really sure how it will look unless the edit is made. BTW I made a similar request for the new form. -- User:Docu at 13:26, 10 November 2009 (UTC)