Commons talk:Transfer script

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The script should not take an URI but an Interwiki link. Its only purpose is to move images, including their history, from a wiki to the commons. Further, the script should make sure the image is tagged with a free license, and refuse to do it's work otherwise. (gerit)

the proposal now seems to have been modified to just say {pd} and {gfdl} yet there are other licenses which are acceptable on commons futhermore the names of the license tags vary between wikipedias Plugwash 18:25, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

user issues[edit]

when moving the history there is the problem that the differernt wikis have seperate usernames. I propose the following soloution to this 1: forbid usernames of the form ??:* 2: make user:??:* redirect to ??:user:* 3: add the interwiki prefix to the username when moving the history Plugwash 18:25, 28 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Maybe the user links could be converted to interwiki links? --Habakuk 13:14, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)


What's the status of this project? When do you think it may work? -- Srbauer 13:03, 6 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Somebody who has time should probably hop on IRC, and call some developers' attention to this. Maybe one of them will get interested and implement something like this. -- Kowey 12:13, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

How do we get this into implemented?[edit]

How do we go about getting this into the process so it can be implemented? —Christiaan 21:49, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Legal bits[edit]

I've added some of the legal/licensing requirements. Don't count on them as being sufficient yet - I've probably missed at least some other requirements. Jamesday 07:23, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)

i don't see how having to follow one extra clearly labeled link (from the image page on the wikipedia to the one on the commons) within our group of websites would affect gfdl compliance. Plugwash 21:26, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Breaking direct links from other sites[edit]

commons images are in a different dir on the download server so moving an image to commons will break direct links to the image file from other sites. Plugwash 22:34, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Could the script be made to create a redirect to the image on Commons? —Christiaan 22:52, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)