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Structured Data - file captions coming this week (January 2019)Edit

Hi all, following up on last month's announcement...

Multilingual file captions will be released this week, on either Wednesday, 9 November or Thursday, 10 November 2019. Captions are a feature to add short, translatable descriptions to files. Here's some links you might want to look follow before the release, if you haven't already:

  1. Read over the help page for using captions - I wrote the page on mediawiki.org because captions are available for any MediaWiki user, feel free to host/modify a copy of the page here on Commons.
  2. Test out using captions on Beta Commons.
  3. Leave feedback about the test on the captions test talk page, if you have anything you'd like to say prior to release.

Additionally, there will be an IRC office hour on Thursday, 10 January with the Structured Data team to talk about file captions, as well as anything else the community may be interested in. Date/time conversion, as well as a link to join, are on Meta.

Thanks for your time, I look forward to seeing those who can make it to the IRC office hour on Thursday. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:22, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Image on ShutterstockEdit

Your image File:Oweston sting fish for sale at Tsukiji Fishmarket, Tokyo-30.jpg is being sold by Andrew Marwan on Shutterstock. See also Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#Theft by a Commons user. -- Colin (talk) 10:40, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Many thanks Colin. I have filed a DMCA takedown notice with them. MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:58, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Copyright tags for BL projectEdit

Further to our discussion on the copyright board, I have created a working page to work up the right copyright notices for the various different cases for the BL release. (User:Jheald/BLproject).

Your thoughts would be very useful. Jheald (talk) 00:28, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Jheald, I'm so sorry for the delay, but for almost the last week I've had a rather nasty bug with constant coughing and vomiting, and in the last few days I've been confined to bed. I haven't had much opportunity to advance the templates yet, but I haven't forgotten and once I get back to a state of health where my mind is able to deal with historic copyright legislation (!), I will get back to it. Apologies once again. MichaelMaggs (talk) 19:12, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Jheald Feeling better, but will be away this week. Hope and expect to make progress next week. MichaelMaggs (talk) 10:49, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
No problem. Get yourself properly well! All seems to be quiet from the BL end at the moment, so we have as much time as we need I think. Jheald (talk) 12:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - development update, March 2019Edit

This text is also posted on the Structured Data hub talk page. You can reply there with questions, comments, or concerns.

A development update for the current work by the Structured Data on Commons team:

After the release of multilingual file captions, work began on getting depicts and other statements ready for release. These were originally scheduled for release in February and into March, however there are currently two major blockers to finishing this work (T215642, T217157). We will know more next week about when depicts and statements can likely be ready for testing and then release; until then I've tentatively updated the release schedule.

Once the depicts feature is ready for testing, it will take place in two stages on TestCommons. The first is checking the very basics; is the design comfortable, how does the simple workflow of adding/editing/removing statements work, and building up help and process pages from there. The second part is a more detailed test of depicts and other statements, checking the edge-case examples of using the features, bugs that did not come up during simple testing, etc. Additionally we'll be looking with the community for bugs in interaction with bots, gadgets, and other scripts once the features are live on Commons. Please let me know if you're interesting in helping test and fix these bugs if they show up upon release, it is really hard to find them in a test environment or, in some cases, bugs won't show up in a testing environment at all.

One new thing is definitely coming within the next few weeks, pending testing: the ability to search for captions. This is done using the inlabel keyword in search strings, and will be the first step in helping users find content that is specifically structured data. I'll post a notice when that feature is live and ready for use.

Thanks, let me know if you have questions about these plans. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - early depicts testingEdit

The Structured Data on Commons development team has the very basic version of depicts statements available for early testing on Test-Commons. You can add very basic depicts statements to the file page by going into the new “Structured Data” tab located below the "Open in Media Viewer button." You can use the Latest Files link in the left side nav bar to select existing images, or use the UploadWizard to upload new ones to test with (although those images won’t actually show up on the site). The test site is not a fully functional replica of Commons, so there may be some overall problems in using the site, but you should be able to get a general idea of what using the feature is like.

Early next week I will call for broad, community-wide testing of the feature similar to what we did for Captions, with instructions for testing, known bugs, and a dedicated space to discuss the feature as well as a simple help page for using statements. Until then, you're welcome to post on the SDC talk page with what you might find while testing depicts.

Thanks in advance for trying it out, you'll be hearing more from me next week. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:59, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

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