Template talk:Copyvio

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Source blacklisting[edit]

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Incnis Mrsi

Please, copy this sandbox revision into {{copyvio}}. It filters arguments (to both unnamed 1= and source= parameters) against some known rogue sites trying to sell public-domain images as allegedly copyrighted material; such links resulted in several wrongful deletions. Some level of protection for the {{sane mind}} utility template is also necessary in case of a positive solution.


Incnis Mrsi (talk) 21:59, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

The sandbox has stray wikicode at the top. Where exactly are these "blacklisted" sites going? Who has access to add or remove them? Who is going to patrol the category to make sure actually violating images are being taken care of? You may have thought there would be no opposition to this but a change of this degree would need community consensus to implement. On top of that, it would be far far easier to just use an abuse filter anyways. --Majora (talk) 20:49, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
@Majora: what would be better: making the tagging ineffective (but visible) and placing the page to a category possibly nobody cares of, or burying the attempt into Special:AbuseLog where virtually nobody will see it? As for “who has access to add or remove them”, the same problem can be posed for the possible abuse-filter solution too. It is not unique to the current proposal. Note that disruption inside {{copyvio}} and its utility templates isn’t expected to pose Commons in danger, because only a handful pages bear the template in any specific instance of time. We may not presume it for any technique involving manipulation with abuse filters where a small mistake can make huge interference with ongoing edits. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 15:53, 15 April 2018 (UTC)