Commons:Village pump/Proposals/Archive/2012/02

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Other languages of Template:Personality rights

Now that Template:Personality rights/en has been edited, there are other languages of the previous version of this template. Template:Personality rights/es and Template:Personality rights/zh, for example, should translate the current version of the "en" template. Does anyone here know languages of this template? --George Ho (talk) 01:20, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

I've updated the Swedish version. LX (talk, contribs) 21:46, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Any takers? --George Ho (talk) 09:29, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
{{Requested translations}} Rd232 (talk) 10:31, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
I've updated the Spanish version. --Marco Aurelio (disputatio) 04:21, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Great. Let's wait patiently for other people with one fluent language. --George Ho (talk) 21:53, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
I have updated Template:Personality rights/ml accordingly. --Sreejith K (talk) 15:50, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

List notifications

I've been thinking about how we can use a notification system to help notify users (especially users who don't log in as often) of significant discussions. The basic idea is that we use SieBot's list system to leave messages for people who've signed up for it, and users who have enabled email notifications will then get a message from the system. Following User:CommonsDelinker/commands/list (example) we could then have, say User:CommonsDelinker/commands/RFCs, which would be for notifying users of RFCs, or User:CommonsDelinker/commands/higher user rights, for notifying users of user rights requests which require election (admin, bureaucrat etc). Comments? Rd232 (talk) 02:16, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

  • At least about userrights I can easily imagine a lot of users not active here but active on en.wp would sign up, and when one of their "friends" candidates for admin they would show up and vote oppose. This can only be done with conjunction with the minimum number of contribution on Commons per year for the voters, as we discussed on a couple of revious occasions.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:40, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
    • OK, we can hold off on that particular list (it was just an example). Though, if you can point to any of those previous discussions, I'll see if we can pick that up. Rd232 (talk) 11:27, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
      This is the one I had in mind, but I think it was more than just that.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:18, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
      OK, thanks. Rd232 (talk) 12:59, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
  • And I do not see problems with the other two suggestions suggestion.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:28, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
    • Sorry, what other two suggestions? Rd232 (talk) 12:59, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
      User:CommonsDelinker/commands/RFCs. Sorry, only one.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:23, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
      OK, thanks. Do we have any other ideas for lists? Or maybe there's no harm in just setting it up for User:CommonsDelinker/commands/RFCs and advertising it so people can see it in action. If people don't like it it can always be shut down pending more discussion. And if that seems to work, we can see about proposing other lists. Rd232 (talk) 21:59, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
      This is definitely the easiest we can do. We can always brainstorm later if it works.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:59, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Enhance commons search feature to allow users to search only for files in a specific category or exclude a specific category

This would be useful to allow users who are offended by certain images to exclude those images from their searches.(i.e a user could excule the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act warning category from their search or Depictions of Muhammad). Also this would make it easier to find certain images when doing research or if a user needs images available under a certain license. MorganKevinJ(talk) 18:40, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

From a technical standpoint, it sounds like you're describing the incategory: parameter, which can be negated with the - operator (see en:Help:Searching). As for the specific application, it seems impractical because it requires users to know in advance which categories to exclude or include and because far from all files are properly categorised. LX (talk, contribs) 22:03, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
If multiple categories are used in the search it can quickly get messy and once you type incategory: search suggestions no longer works. It would be easier to have a graphical interface to add and remove cats from the search like hotcat. As to the problem of images being improperly categorized, I see no reason how this would be no less effective then any other method of filtering the images. It also can make a motive for more users to help categorize images. MorganKevinJ(talk) 01:16, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

I suspect that the motivation for the question is the recent discussion of search results. I've created Commons:Requests for comment/improving search to try and broaden the discussion. Let's not have multiple discussions all over the place... Rd232 (talk) 02:13, 29 February 2012 (UTC)