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Sep 17th, 2017

Hello @Tgr
I have built the account on Toolforge and also on Gerrit.
Now they both are completely new to me, so i am not able to start working on the project :(
Would you please help me to where to start from on Toolforge as well as on Gerrit.

what language do you plan to use?

Sep 18th, 2017
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I like to do work in JavaScript because i have done many projects in that. Java, Python and HTML, CSS can also be included.

So that i can contribute and participate in Outreachy ound 15

Sep 19th, 2017

@Shipra14 Javascript as in Node.js? explains how to run a Node.js webpage on Toolforge. There are Python tutorials on the same page as well.

I will surely go through the links, thanks @Tgr .

Sep 20th, 2017

Hi @Tgr, I'd like to take a shot at the first microtask, but before beginning, I'd like to ask a few questions. In trying to query a list of users that have made edits in the English Wikipedia, should we opt to search user by typing in usernames in a text field or should we create a filtered drop down list of those who have contributed/made edits on the English Wiki? Are these options viable/scalable? If not, could you perhaps suggest a way for going about this? Thanks!

Btw, this is for the Outreachy program, My name's John Molina. Nice to meet everyone :)

Sep 21st, 2017

Hi @Iamnotsosure, I would go for the easier version and just use a text field. Won't stop you if you want to make it fancy, though :)
If you just want to show a dropdown of all users on a given wiki, you can get the data easily from the MediaWiki API. If you want something like users with at least X edits, I don't think anything ready-made exists for that (even for X=1). You would have to query the database replica hosted on Toolforge.

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Sep 22nd, 2017
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Hi @Tgr

I'm interested in working on the user contribution summary tool. But I can't find any instructions on where to submit my code. Are there any instructions? Thank you.

Sep 23rd, 2017
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Hi @Nady2017, you can create a repository in admin submit your code there. (toolsadmin is a newish thing and I haven't really tested the workflow yet; if it doesn't work, you can also just create a repo in some random place such as Github and submit there.)

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Sep 28th, 2017

Hii :)
@Tgr I'm having trouble in getting the footage membership request approved. I did it 6 days ago and is still pending. Is that normal?

@Clarammdantas it's not. Could you go on the #wikimedia-cloud IRC channel and poke people about it?

Sep 29th, 2017

It has just been approved, thanks :)

Sep 30th, 2017
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Hi ! I am new to open source and willing to contribute for User Contribution summary tool. Can anyone guide me how to start with ?

Oct 2nd, 2017

Hi there, I'm currently in the process of connecting my HTML/CSS/JS page to the MySQL statements & API i'm creating in Quarry for microtask 1. I know others are currently working on this and it seems like Hitesphr and I have made similar amounts of progress with microtask 1. My question is: are multiple people allowed to submit similar contributions to the same task or is this being treated as first-come-first-serve? If a few people make submissions, how do we move forward in implementing these contributions for this tool (i.e. pair programming etc.)? The reason I ask is because I am having trouble hitting the db in my environment and would not like to fall behind because of it.

@Tgr, I am done with microtask 3, can I make a private github/bitbucket repository and post the screenshots there?

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Oct 3rd, 2017

@Iamnotsosure yes, multiple people can take the same microtask, but everyone has to solve it on their own. We'll need to select a single person for the Outreachy internship eventually, and the microtasks are supposed to help with that, so pair programming wouldn't really work, unfortunately.
Since there is a lot of freedom in how to do it (choice of language, framework, how to get the data) it's unlikely that different people would end up with very similar solutions. That said if you want to work on a different task, that's fine - you can always suggest a new microtask.
If you have problems, ask for help, don't spend too much time on it. For questions with the tool environment, the #wikimedia-cloud IRC channel is probably the best place.

@Meghasharma213 please post them publicly somewhere. (Or you can use Phabricator's file upload functionality, if you prefer; but please don't make the files private.)

Hi @Tgr
Would you please suggest me any smallish wiki to work on on the Microtask 2.

@Shipra14 you can find a list of projects here, I would go for something with less than 100K in the last column.

Oct 14th, 2017
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I need help with using toolforge .I uploaded code on github but not able to deploy it with Toolforge code

@Shreya1771 if you need realtime help, the best place is the #wikimedia-cloud IRC channel. If you want non-realtime help, you should describe what steps you took and where you got stuck in detail.

Nov 16th, 2018
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Hi! Is this toolforge discussion room still open? I am new to toolforge and had some questions regarding accessing the replica databases(especially enwiki) from the toolsDB server. My objective right now is to get the ipblocks and revisions table in enwiki database over to my custom tools database space where i can play with the data and create custom tables as i want. But i am not able to access the enwiki database from my tool's custom toolsDB server(understandably enwiki is on different shard/server). Is there a way i can bring in data from enwiki to my tool's DB space? I assume this must have already been used by other users as well trying to work with Wikipedia meadata.

@Arnab777as3uj #wikimedia-cloud on IRC is a better place for such questions but I doubt it's possible

maybe for some tiny wiki, but the enwiki database is huge