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Unable to install on my mediawiki server[edit]

I am running debian. Whenever I go to activate the extension, it disables my site.


uploading 6 files at once dosent work, only 1 by 1. time measure gets mad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Molekuel (talk • contribs) 18:24, 31 March 2015‎ (UTC)


Very Good

unable to proceed after similar file name[edit]

When I have uploaded a file and about to finish the process, the error message states that there is already file with the same name. Wiki must permit user to change the name and continue the process. At present, the entire process is terminated. User has to begin afresh. This is not right.


Upload Wizard is not working.Everytime I try to upload pics nothing happens?

More meaningful error message[edit]

I had been struggling uploading a SVG file to Commons. The uploader was just giving This file might be corrupt, or have the wrong extension. as an error message. The file was 2M but I was on a flaky Internet connection so I put it on upload problems. When on a more stable Internet connection I tried again and got the same error message. Then I switched to the old Uploader that gave a more detailed error message: This file contains HTML or script code that may be erroneously interpreted by a web browser. See the FAQ for more information. From there I looked in my file. It turned out the entry contentScriptType="text/ecmascript" under the svg tag was the issue. Would it be possible to have more meaningful error messages with the new uploader wizard? That would have saved me quite some time. Thanks. Soisyc Croisic (talk) 09:54, 25 December 2015 (UTC)


Just wanted to share my frustration as I have so many pics to upload from wikimedian events and UW just won't do. Selected a first batch (<50 pics), icons kept spinning but no progress was visible after several minutes (it said only 1 of them had been uploaded). I don't really feel like learning again how to set up Commonist, so I guess I'll just dump everything on some other platform and people will get them there if they really want to. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 16:59, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes, Elitre (WMF). I think some key Upload Wizard (UW) decision-makers seem to be unable to put themselves in the shoes of users attempting to do anything but the most basic common scenarios. I've mentioned a couple problematic cases recently; working on 'em. Join us.--Elvey (talk) 01:02, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Wizard not working[edit]

Have tried the upload wizard both in Chrome and Safari and after selecting the media files I wanted to share (10 or so) I am unable to proceed at all. It shows the names of the files and the ability to delete them, but there are literally no other options for proceeding forward other than trying to select more files. Have tried adding them one by one and as a group and nothing is working. I've uploaded before on here without issues. A little help?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by ADPartners (talk • contribs) 19:39, 1 February 2016‎ (UTC)

The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time (it seems to be working for me at the moment), 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, freezing browsers, unhelpful error messages, or simply no way to move forward. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. Note that despite the name of this page, entries on this page are not likely to be read or responded to by anyone making changes to the Upload Wizard. LX (talk, contribs) 20:26, 1 February 2016 (UTC)