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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#7043 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

title and caption fields in media upload appear redundant

Reported by: tieguy Owned by:
Milestone: 2.9 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.5.1
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Title and caption should be one and the same. The current situation makes me double-enter information every time I upload a picture (since I can't figure out any situation why I'd want them to be different), and that is really irritating.

More generally, I've been trying to figure out a use case where you'd want the information to be different, and I can't think of one. If there is such a use case, then the UI should be changed to make that use case more discoverable, perhaps by retitling the fields, or explaining where each one is used. Perhaps then the bug should be retitled something like 'media UI should explain the difference between title and caption so that users can take advantage of the difference'.

Maybe worth noting that flickr doesn't have this distinction, and it does just fine. :)

Change History (3)

comment:1 janeforshort6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.7 to 2.9

comment:2 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Media
  • Owner anonymous deleted

comment:3 azaozz4 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Images could have captions underneath but should have titles and that field is required in the form.

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