Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikisource/Tools to easily localize content deleted at Commons

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Tools to easily localize content deleted at Commons

  • Problem: When a book scan is deleted on Commons, it completely breaks indexes on Wikisource. Commons does not notify Wikisource when they delete files, nor do they make any attempt to localize the file instead of deleting it. Wikisource has no way of tracking indexes that have been broken by the Commons deletion process.
  • Who would benefit: Wikisource editors
  • Proposed solution: 1) Make it really easy to localize files, for example by fixing phab:T8071, and 2) Fix or replace the bot(s) that used to notify Wikisources of pending deletions of book scans used by Wikisource
  • More comments: A similar approach may also be helpful for Wikiquote and Wiktionary items that depend on Wikisource, when Wikisource content is moved or deleted.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T8071
  • Proposer: —Beleg Tâl (talk) 14:45, 4 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]