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MassMessage delivery of Tech News failing in wikitext on Hebrew Wikipedia
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Description

Since 2019-03 (two issues ago), Tech News MassMessage delivery to he.wikipedia.org fails in wikitext.

It works:

  • In wikitext in Hebrew if the target is not on he.wikipedia.org (example from Hebrew Wikisource)
  • On he.wikipedia.org if the target is a Flow page (example)
  • For surrounding entries on the target list if they are not on he.wikipedia.org

See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Global_message_delivery/Targets/Tech_ambassadors for the target list.

See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/News/2019/03#A_bot_problem for the initial report.

I have only done a manual check of other targets for 2019-04, but they have all been successful deliveries. Theoretically this could be part of a larger problem and I just haven't found the other unsuccessful deliveries, but then I've been very unlucky.

Event Timeline

Johan created this task.Jan 25 2019, 5:24 PM
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Johan added a comment.Jan 25 2019, 5:27 PM

As far as I can tell this is not the same problem as for T139380, but I could be mistaken. We had this problem for T213942 but as far as I can tell we successfully worked around it for Tech News 2019-04.

I have not been able to make sense of the MassMessage log for Hebrew Wikipedia. I can't find any entries from 2019. This could be my very human error due to not speaking Hebrew.

Where is the log, @Johan? I can translate.

Johan updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 25 2019, 5:30 PM
Johan updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 25 2019, 5:45 PM
Johan added a comment.Jan 29 2019, 2:33 PM

Apparently this worked for 2018/05. No idea why it didn't for the previous two weeks.