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Meme button in Phabricator text area bar doesn't work
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There's a very stoic-looking face in the toolbar above any description or comment text area in Phabricator. It's labeled "Meme" and when I click this button, I receive an error message:

Access Denied: Application Restricted Application
You do not have permission to view this object.
Users with the "Can View" capability:
Administrators can take this action.

This software interaction seems pretty user-hostile. If the meme functionality is disabled/unavailable, we should either hide or disable the button in the toolbar. We should not offer a useless button and throw a scary warning message.

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Qgil renamed this task from Meme button in Phabricator text area bar doesn't work to Enable memes (Macro).Oct 26 2014, 6:33 AM
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Qgil added a subscriber: Qgil.Oct 26 2014, 6:35 AM

The solution requires to decide whether we want to enable Macro so users can post memes, or not.

You can play with this feature in phab-01:

MZMcBride renamed this task from Enable memes (Macro) to Meme button in Phabricator text area bar doesn't work.Oct 26 2014, 1:47 PM

If memes aren't enabled, why do I see a memes button in the toolbar? That seems like the bug here.

I don't really want to make this task about enabling memes as I don't know what that means or why anyone would ever want/need such a feature in an issue tracker.

For the records, currently says that it's installed and its settings are

  • Can Use Application: Public
  • Can Configure Application: Administrators
  • Can Manage Macros: Administrators
Dzahn added a subscriber: Dzahn.Oct 29 2014, 12:18 AM

how about an admin just enables it for a day or something so we can see what it would do. then we'd know better if we like to have it or not

Qgil added a comment.Oct 29 2014, 8:48 AM

People can just do that in

Who knows, maybe someone wants to port all the MediaWiki maintenance templates. ;) More seriously, maybe there is indeed a productive use for this feature. Maybe. And maybe the use of memes can be open while the submissions of new memes could be restricted / moderated in order to avoid an excess of silliness.

Dzahn removed a subscriber: Dzahn.Oct 29 2014, 10:10 PM

I fixed the root issue (button appearing if you don't have access to the application) in the upstream (see

Qgil closed this task as Resolved.Nov 24 2014, 11:39 PM
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Thank you @epriestley! Resolving here now. We should sync with upstream in less than a month.

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