Commons talk:Mobile app

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Uploading videos through mobile app of commons[edit]

I am using Wikimedia Commons mobile app from last one and half year for uploading photos.It is useful and easy to upload ineed.I am wandering whether there is any option available with which I am able to upload small file size videos through this app? It is always seems difficult to use laptop or PC. Kindly guide and if there is no such availability kindly think for making this kind of tool. Thank You! आर्या जोशी (talk) 14:54, 24 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@आर्या जोशी: Video support is indeed yet to be added. In the meantime, Upload Wizard is usable on mobile as well. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 22:45, 24 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Caption editing deletes the entire contents of the page[edit]

Please see the evidence in edit 1 and the discussion in edit 2, ongoing at COM:FILTERT#Report by Jonathanischoice.   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 07:25, 26 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the report, @Jeff G. Apologies for the inconvenience caused due to this bug.
We're tracking this as an issue in our repository. Here's the link to the issue.
We'll look into fixing this as soon as we can. Kaartic [talk] 04:00, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Kaartic: Thanks. @Jonathanischoice: FYI.   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 12:09, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Feedback process[edit]

Can anyone comment on the feedback processes (see also: Molgreen (talk) 06:19, 4 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

App broken[edit]

@Kaartic, I used to use the Commons app (on Android, Google Pixel 7) all the time, but a few months ago every image I tried to upload failed. Is this a known issue, or is there any info I could provide to help you troubleshoot? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 05:57, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Sdkb, ein paar Dinge, die mir dazu einfallen:
Viel Erfolg und viele Grüße Molgreen (talk) 15:35, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Password: Commons:Mobile app/Feedback#Feedback from Molgreen for version 4.2.1~14b6c455b 6 Molgreen (talk) 15:41, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the reply, Molgreen! I did enable 2FA at some point, so I'm trying logging out and in again to see if that fixes it. Will update if that (or reinstalling the app) works. A better error message is certainly needed. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 16:00, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your feedback and good luck. I am curious Molgreen (talk) 16:09, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That worked! I guess I should have had more faith that the turn it off and on again approach would work haha. Thanks for the help! {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:41, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your feedback. One question: what do you think really helped in the end? Logging out and logging in again or uninstalling and reinstalling? Or was it really just a reboot that helped? (In German it rhymes: "reboot tut gut" (reboot does good) :-) Molgreen (talk) 05:09, 7 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Logging out and in was the issue, as I didn't have to go to the reinstalling step. I'm guessing that enabling 2FA was probably the cause, but I forget if the timeline matches up quite right. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 05:42, 7 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Sdkb: Molgreen (talk) 05:39, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the report, @Sdkb Apologies for the inconvenience caused due to the current flow.
Thank you for the assistance and capturing this as an issue in our issue tracker, @Molgreen !
Just for an update, there's a proposed change that should fix this issue soon :-) Kaartic [talk] 14:17, 13 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Reference to mobile app/feedback[edit]

Shouldn't there be a reference to Mobile app/Feedback and (commons-app) on the project page? Molgreen (talk) 19:06, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Molgreen (talk) 05:26, 23 February 2024 (UTC)

App Content must be rated 18+[edit]

The App bring nude and sex movies and images from here, so the content must be ratted as adult only 18+. حبيشان (talk) 17:02, 19 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for bringing this up @حبيشان! I've opened an issue in our issue tracker to discuss this. Feel free to share your thoughts here or on the issue. :-) Kaartic [talk] 04:24, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure 18+ is the right approach. Sure, the Commons app can fetch sensitive content from Commons, but the user needs to search for it deliberately. Automatic suggestions e.g. geolocation won't fetch sensitive content. For comparison the Wikipedia app is rated all-ages; most web browser apps are rated all-ages. Deryck Chan (talk) 13:30, 2 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That is not true. I don't like to repeat myself but again one can come across such images and videos in totally unexpected searches and categories such as children's games, software, or specific foods. What you said is probably true for the Wikipedia app but I'm actually surprised the WMC app is in the PlayStore without any issues despite of these issues. I had proposed that at least nude people media should only be in "Nude people" subcategories and that these get NSFW tags so these could be excluded in searches with a toggle or blurred by default depending on settings. Again, I don't have a problem with bizarre nude people media on WMC despite the "realistic educational use" scope policy, but I do think there is a problem with such, unlike on all other large websites, showing up in unexpected searches – for example this could come with various problems to WMC overall that is still used (browsed, known, search engine indexed, linked, etc) way too little. Prototyperspective (talk) 12:09, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
This seems surprising. Which children's games, software, or foods? Either way, they should also be in a category that specifies nudity, and we could in theory have a switch that filters based on that. grendel|khan 15:34, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I think we have, for example, photographs by a Russian photographer who depicts nude women as artistic representations of certain elements of programming languages, so these photographs are sorted in the respective categories - but always in categories that specify nudity, too. Gestumblindi (talk) 10:08, 11 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Examples: ducktales, Super Mario, adblock, captcha, egg cooking, fake news, dualsense, finger, chatgpt (and last time I checked things were shown at the very top). Note that this is not limited to photos by that one photographer which the community apparently finds produces "realistically educational" photos while at the same deleting lots of unique nonmundanely-valuable things. Yes, one way would be setting a tag based on whether at least one subcategory of Nude people is set (that can then be enabled or disabled or automatically disabled when clearly searching for something NSFW) but I think it would be best if that was done at WMC, not (only) any external apps for it. Prototyperspective (talk) 13:09, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

App shows error, when dispalying stats[edit]

App shows no stats

How can I fix it? Alex Blokha (talk) 23:08, 21 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Alex Blokha! Apologies for the inconvenience caused. This is indeed a problem with the production version of the app. We've fixed this at our end and will release a new version soon. Kaartic [talk] 03:41, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimania poster submission - Explore the world with the "Nearby" feature[edit]

I'm making a poster submission for Wikimania 2024 about the "Nearby" feature. Comments welcome! (Tag Kaartic, Misaochan for the encouragement) Deryck Chan (talk) 23:03, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]