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This is a Draft

Although this document may have useful content, it should not be considered final. Please take this into consideration when discussing this page.

This page is used by the team to note down ideas & things to remember later. Please do not use it as a general brainstorming page.

  • Multimedia:Permission review workflow
  • easy transfer from any Wikimedia / $wgForeignFileRepos-enabled MediaWiki wiki to Commons
  • transparent upload from any Wikimedia / $wgForeignFileRepos-enabled MediaWiki wiki to Commons
    • => must deal with the "watchlist issue"
  • red / page background color flag for possible copyright violations
  • Configurable settings for wikis with an EDP; most usual cases; auto-resize if resolution is too high
  • view stats inc. geo information (to see if the audience is local or not)
  • drag-and-drop from the desktop to the browser

January 2011 brainstorming

  • Enable cross-origin request sharing to Apache config for upload.wikimedia.org -- this enables browser-based editing and other forms of reuse. Since upload.wikimedia.org holds no user secrets this is safe.
  • When temp uploading stable and lasts for days/weeks, then allow bulk uploads with FTP, etc.
    • temporary duration of files set by configuration or policy
  • Licenses in the database.
  • Searchable by license / license characteristics
  • What does Toolserver do -- these are candidates for making into "real" features
    • We don't really know everything that's on the Toolserver does -- survey, inventory, somehow?
  • See stats about how many times image viewed / full size download / trackback for used?
  • Queue of articles that need images or illustrations
    • Failed example -- JIRA with Greenspun project
    • Successful example -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Graphic_lab ? Move this to Commons? (Kaldari-- this is successful because it's a shared community).
    • Successful example -- reward board
    • Successful example -- WikiCup
  • Way to regenerate all thumbnails
    • Possible to do this by storing relationship between an image and all derivative transformations, then expiring the first
  • Brainstorm**2 about ways to involve community better
    • Fame: Blogposts about contributors (e.g. Bryan Tong Minh)