I have enabled the CommonsMetadata extension on a Miraheze wiki I administer. My hope was that it would generate a Files with no readable license category, as in Wikimedia Commons and related projects. Although this did got added to the Tracking categories list, two days later and the category is still empty.

I know for a fact there's files that haven't been properly categorized: here's an example file I uploaded. Even then, these categories aren't getting added.

Is there something I haven't properly configured? Or does this extension not work like that?

  • Apparently Miraheze commons has this extension enabled, and there's certainly untagged files, but even their categories are empty. So maybe this issue is on them.
    – ViHdzP
    Dec 1, 2023 at 15:00

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You need to set $wgCommonsMetadataSetTrackingCategories to true.

  • I unfortunately don't have direct access to this setting, but I'll ask the Miraheze admins to enable it. I'll accept this answer if it works.
    – ViHdzP
    Dec 6, 2023 at 16:35

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