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3 days ago · Wikimedia Commons (or simply Commons) is an online repository of free-use images, sounds, other media, and JSON files. It is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation.. Files from Wikimedia Commons can be used across all Wikimedia projects in all languages, including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikivoyage, Wikispecies, Wikisource, and Wikinews, or downloaded for offsite use.
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3 days ago · Wikimedia Commons is a media repository that is created and maintained by volunteers. Its name, "Wikimedia Commons", is derived from that of the umbrella project "Wikimedia", which manages all Wikimedia projects, and from the plural noun "commons" as its contents are shared across all Wikimedia projects.
- Media repository
- Wikimedia community
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Basic Feature Set
- Behind A Firewall
- Using Files Via InstantCommons
- Scalability Considerations
- Future Potential
- See Also
As of April 2019, Wikimedia Commons, the central media repository hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, contains over 52 million files. Each of these files is available under a free content license or in the public domain; there are no other restrictions of use beyond those relating to use of official insignia or trademarks. Licenses which limit commercial use are considered non-free. As awareness of the Commons grows, so does the desire of external parties to use content included therein, and to contribute new material. It is currently technically possible to load images directly from Wikimedia's servers in the context of any webpage. Such hotlinking is allowed, but it is problematic for multiple reasons: 1. It does not respect the license terms of the image, and does not allow for other metadata to be reliably transported 2. Besides failing to properly credit the author of the media file, it also does not give credit to Wikimedia 3. It consumes Wikimedia bandwidth on every pageview...
During the installation, the site administrator can choose whether to enable InstantCommons. Ideally, however, the feature should be enabled by default (provided a writable upload directory is specified) to allow the largest possible number of users to use Wikimedia Commons content. If the feature is enabled, the wiki behaves like a Wikimedia project, that is, if an image or other media file is referred to which exists on Commons, it can be included in a wiki page like a locally uploaded file by specifying its name. Local filenames take precedence over Commons filenames.
For enabling InstantCommons in MediaWiki version 1.16 or later, it is sufficient to add this line to your LocalSettings.php (see $wgUseInstantCommonsfor details): For enabling in MediaWiki versions 1.13-1.15, see Manual:$wgForeignFileRepos#Using files from Wikimedia Commons : ForeignAPIRepo. This feature should work immediately. If it's not, check if the PHP function curl_exec()is disabled in your web server.
Starting June 2015, Wikimedia Commons can only be accessed using HTTPS. Some installs may be missing their root certificate store which prevents MediaWiki from contacting Commons over HTTPS. If InstantCommons stopped working, try: 1. Installing the php curl extension. (It is generally more reliable, and more likely to have proper certificates already installed.) On Debian/Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install php-curl 2. Verify you have an up-to-date certificate store. If you have the php curl extension installed, follow the instructions webaware or Talk:InstantCommons#Stop_working.
If your server OS implements SElinux, please take a look at the dedicated section on the SELinuxsettings page, and make sure HTTPD scripts and modules can access the network successfully.If SElinux prevents HTTPD scripts and modules from connecting to WikiMedia Commons repository, the InstantCommons feature will simply not work.
If the server on which the wiki runs is behind a firewall, the wiki server must be granted outgoing http/https requests to commons.wikimedia.org and upload.wikimedia.org, for Instant Commons to work. The IP address ranges are found at wikitech:IP addresses.
With InstantCommons enabled, you can choose any image from Wikimedia Commons (e.g. this one), click the "Use this file" button (the button with the wiki icon next to) and paste the markup in your wiki.In our example, pasting will render the thumbnail (as can be seen on the right side of this page). Note that when using files in this way you will still need to respect any licensing and other file use legal requirements - see Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia.
Because the InstantCommons feature allows a wiki user to download resources from the Wikimedia servers, it is crucial that there is no possibility of a Denial of Service attack against either the using wiki, or the Wikimedia Commons, for example, by pasting 30K of links to the largest files on Wikimedia Commons into a wiki page and pressing "preview".Therefore, every successful InstantCommons request will have to be logged by the InstantCommons-enabled wiki together with the originating user or IP address and the time of the request. If an individual user overrides a generous internal bandwidth limitation (could be as high as 1 GB by default, but should be user-configurable), future images will not be downloaded within a 24 hour period.This limitation should not exist for wiki administrators (if a wiki admin wants to conduct a denial of service attack against their own wiki, they do not need to be stopped from doing so; if they want to conduct an attack against Wikimedia, they canno...
In the future, it may be desirable to offer a publisher/subscribe model of changes, which will require wiki-to-wiki authentication and a database of images which are used in subscribing wikis. This would also open up the threat of cross-wiki vandalism, which could be addressed using a delay phase of 24 hours or more for changes to take effect.Two-way functionality is another possibility, that is, to allow uploading free media directly to Commons from any wiki installation. However, this will require federated authentication as a minimum.It may also necessitate cross-wiki communication facilities to notify users from other wikis about Commons policies, which could be part of a larger project like LiquidThreads.
Jan 09, 2021 · Amical Wikimedia (sometimes shortened as Amical – amical means friends of in Catalan) is a non-profit organization that has been recognized as a Wikimedia Thematic Organization.
2 days ago · Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shorts This page was last changed on 14 January 2021, at 02:05. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution ...
- Automatic Summaries
- Places Where The Edit Summary Appears
- File Upload Summary
- Changing An Edit Summary
- Action Summary
- See Also
The edit summary box can hold one line of 800 characters, with a size no more than 1000 octets (the latter restriction never has an effect on 7-bit-ASCII-text, but in UTF-8, any non-ASCII character occupies 2 to 4 octets). If you attempt to type or paste more, only the first 800 characters will be displayed and the rest will be disregarded. For example, attempting to add 10 new characters at any location within a summary already containing 795 characters will result in the truncation of all t...
In certain circumstances, an automatic summary is generated when an edit is saved without one. This is slightly different from the summary added when editing a section, as that can be modified by the user before saving.With the exception of the automatic summary when creating a redirect, which usually says all that needs to be said, these are not a substitute for a proper edit summary – you should always leave a meaningful summary, even in the above cases. They are, however, useful in providi...
The edit summary appears in black italics in the following places:Permanently: 1. Page history - list of edits of a specified page; also shows the size of the wikitext in bytes, for edits from 19 April 2007 (for Wikimedia wikis). 2. User contributions - list of edits by a specified userTemporarily (see mw:Manual:$wgRCMaxAge): 1. Watchlist* - list of recent changes to watched pages (logged-in users only); also shows the change in size of the wikitext in bytes 2. diff page - shows the differenc...
When uploading an image one can supply an upload summary. This serves multiple purposes: 1. as the second part of the automatically created edit summary of the upload log (the first part giving the file name) 2. as text in the entry of the image history 3. in the case that the file name of the image is new: 1. as the edit summary for the creation of the image page 2. as wikitext for the editable part of the image page, which includes the following possibilities: 1. briefly describe the image...
Changing an edit summary is cumbersome and requires importing (hence this has to be enabled on the wiki and the user needs to have that user right): export the page with history, delete the page, make the change in the xml file, and import it again. To change the edit summary of the current revision one can also export the page without history, delete the page, restore it except the last revision, make the change in the xml file, and import it again. The import log shows the import of the pag...
The Wikimedia search function can not search edit summaries, and they are not indexed by external search engines.There is an unofficial external tool at Wikimedia Labs: edit summary search.
Always fill in the summary field. This is considered an important guideline. Even a short summary is better than no summary. An edit summary is even more important if you delete any text; otherwise, people may question your motives for the edit. Also, mentioning one change but not another can be misleading to someone who finds the other one more important; add \\"and misc.\\" to cover the other change(s).Accurate summaries help people decide whether it is worthwhile for them to check a change. We...
Experienced users, especially those with many edits to make, will often use abbreviations in edit summaries (as well as log entries), in order to save time; for example, \\"rv\\" for \\"revert\\". These should be used with care, as they can be confusing for inexperienced users, but they are generally fine for small edits such as formatting and grammar changes. See Edit summary legend for a list of commonly used abbreviations in edit summaries.
Protection or move actions also generate entries in page the history. This entry is also limited to 1000 octets, and consists of action descriptions and user provided comments.Action descriptions, such as \\"moved XX to YY\\", is created from current system messages in site language. As a result, it is not localized by changing user interface language.User comments, if long enough, can be truncated by the system. Then its longer version, which doesn't have to share 1000 octets with action summary...
1. Feature to edit summaries (2004) 2. Edit summary prefill poll (2004) 3. Usage of edit summary on Wikipedia: statistics from 2005 to 2010
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