Commonist, CommonsHelper fixed

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I’ve put in a fix for uploader tools and bots that have been broken since the last update — these bot tools didn’t expect the upload form to change, so they don’t pass in new required fields such as the edit token which was added to the form in the latest update.
Since the edit token isn’t actually required for web uploads (it’s a protection against a class of attacks which, as it happens, can’t forge file uploads) I’ve relaxed the check. I’ve confirmed that it fixes Commonist and have a report that CommonsHelper is also fixed.
Most other bots and tools that were affected are probably also fixed; please test them and let us know if anything’s still broken!

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