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Apr 5 2021

Bovlb added a comment to T224921: Code Stewardship Review: SpamBlacklist.

There was basically one production error which arguably was intentional behaviour (albeit maybe a poor design choice not to suppress it)

Apr 5 2021, 2:22 AM · Code-Stewardship-Reviews

Apr 4 2021

Bovlb added a comment to T251047: Spam blacklist lets edits through.

Another case of this bug was reported today:

Apr 4 2021, 12:09 AM · SpamBlacklist

Dec 2 2020

Bovlb created T269275: Viewing deleted Wikidata items shows incomplete labels list.
Dec 2 2020, 6:07 PM · Wikidata

Dec 1 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

Great, is there anywhere this info could be added for others doing a similar thing to you?

Dec 1 2020, 10:17 PM · Wikidata
Bovlb added a comment to T261511: Viewing deleted pages in Wikidata does not show labels.

It's now much better than it was, but there still seems to be a problem, possibly related to my use of the "Use a compact language list, with languages relevant to you." option. When looking at deleted versions of https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q101239641 just now, I saw a table of three languages, showing no labels or descriptions, and with no option to see "All entered languages". In fact, the item had both label and description in French, but there was no way I could see this.

Dec 1 2020, 2:39 AM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata

Nov 28 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

I see edits, and I was able to highlight them in recent changes by adding the following to my Common.css:

Nov 28 2020, 9:24 PM · Wikidata

Nov 27 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

Thanks @matej_suchanek . That's certainly helpful, and maybe we can take it the rest of the way with some CSS, but I don't see any hits on that filter yet.

Nov 27 2020, 5:22 PM · Wikidata

Nov 24 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

I wasted more of my time today following up on a "vandal" who turned out to be doing the WikiTour.

Nov 24 2020, 7:03 PM · Wikidata
Bovlb added a comment to T251047: Spam blacklist lets edits through.

@Ammarpad Hi! I was wondering if you intended to clarify your earlier comments. Is this a bug in the code or a deliberate deviance from document behaviour?

Nov 24 2020, 7:01 PM · SpamBlacklist

Aug 28 2020

Bovlb created T261511: Viewing deleted pages in Wikidata does not show labels.
Aug 28 2020, 3:52 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata

Jun 8 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

Just to add another perspective on this issue, I have several times come close to blocking/warning a new user for vandalism before I realized they were taking a WikiTour. Having any sort of tag on the edit would be useful.

Jun 8 2020, 4:45 PM · Wikidata

Jun 4 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

I don't see an option to exclude by tag

Jun 4 2020, 5:47 PM · Wikidata
Bovlb added a comment to T251047: Spam blacklist lets edits through.

To clarify, it would be really helpful to know either:

  • When we plan to fix this bug; or
  • If we're not fixing it (soon), what the nature of the bug is, so that we can devise workarounds.
Jun 4 2020, 4:57 PM · SpamBlacklist
Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

@Mrjohncummings asked me to share this comment I posted at Wikidata:

From the discussion so far, there seem to be two proposed solutions:

  1. Add an edit filter that checks the item id against a hard-coded list and adds a tag. Any admin can do this, but we would need to (remember to) update the filter whenever we create new topics.
  2. Change the WikiTours interface to add a tag. This would be the more elegant solution, but would require work from a WikiTours interface developer. I don't know who that is, and I don't know how to find out.
Jun 4 2020, 4:42 PM · Wikidata
Bovlb added a comment to T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.

what tag would be needed to tell recent changes to ignore it?

Jun 4 2020, 4:15 PM · Wikidata

Jun 2 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T251047: Spam blacklist lets edits through.

Hi! The spam blacklist is an important tool for Wikidata and other projects. If there's a big hole in its functionality, we'd like to know more about the bug so we can work around it.

Jun 2 2020, 3:13 PM · SpamBlacklist

Apr 26 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T251047: Spam blacklist lets edits through.

Before the edit, the official website was "https://chaturbate.com/" which is (as I understand it) correct. I expect that the spam blacklist would NOT prevent that from being added, and this appears to be behaving as expected.
After the edit there was a second value for official website "http://chaturbateme.com/" which is not correct and which I expected to be prevented by the spam blacklist entry:

\bchaturbateme\.com\b

Are you saying that there is there some (undocumented) similarity test that allows editors add the spam site notwithstanding the spam blacklist because the hostname is similar to the correct one?

Apr 26 2020, 11:18 PM · SpamBlacklist
Bovlb added a comment to T251047: Spam blacklist lets edits through.

@Ammarpad: Thanks for responding. If I understand what you're saying correctly, the version preceding the edit (HTML, JSON) contains a "similar link" to the one introduced in the offending edit. Does this mean a link that also matches the same blacklist pattern? Or is there some weaker similarity test in play here? Can you pinpoint the specific link that is considered to be similar?

Apr 26 2020, 5:12 PM · SpamBlacklist

Apr 25 2020

Bovlb created T251047: Spam blacklist lets edits through.
Apr 25 2020, 11:07 PM · SpamBlacklist

Apr 20 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T250720: Wikidata edit filter does not fire when test tool says it should.

For information: I have now disabled this edit filter in favour of a set of softblocks on certain /16 IP ranges.

Apr 20 2020, 10:56 PM · AbuseFilter, Wikidata
Bovlb created T250720: Wikidata edit filter does not fire when test tool says it should.
Apr 20 2020, 5:06 PM · AbuseFilter, Wikidata

Apr 15 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T250299: WDQS graph output does not honour hierarchy.

Note that we currently use vis, not visjs-network.

Apr 15 2020, 7:21 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata
Bovlb added projects to T250301: WDQS graph does not show ids when labels are used: Wikidata, Wikidata Query UI.
Apr 15 2020, 5:19 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata
Bovlb created T250301: WDQS graph does not show ids when labels are used.
Apr 15 2020, 5:18 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata
Bovlb created T250299: WDQS graph output does not honour hierarchy.
Apr 15 2020, 5:12 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata

Mar 12 2020

Bovlb added a comment to T122806: Wikidata items for articles in the Draft namespace.

A workaround could be to use a template like Template:Interwiki_Extra on ENWP. For example, on Draft:Principality of Pavia, we could add the line:

{{interwiki extra|qid=Q3921984}}

Mar 12 2020, 7:46 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikidata

Mar 3 2020

Bovlb created T246814: Wikidata Tours pollutes Recent Changes.
Mar 3 2020, 7:04 PM · Wikidata

Oct 6 2019

Bovlb added a comment to T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled.

Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions

Oct 6 2019, 9:09 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions

Aug 17 2019

Bovlb reopened T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled as "Open".

Is there any update on this? I've been trying out structured discussions on my talk page, but this lack of preview makes it very hard to use the tool effectively.

Aug 17 2019, 12:10 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions

Jul 11 2019

Bovlb added a comment to T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled.

I have tried setting these two options, but it does not seem to change the behaviour.

Jul 11 2019, 10:05 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions

Jul 4 2019

Bovlb added a comment to T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled.

As I said, I was wondering if this is related to https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Bovlb/common.js .
It might not be related but it's broken in the line importScript( 'MediaWiki:Gadget-statementSort.js]' ); due to the ].

Jul 4 2019, 3:36 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions
Bovlb added a comment to T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled.

Which browser do you use?

Jul 4 2019, 4:00 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions
Bovlb added a comment to T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.

Thought of a technical solution, might as well throw it out there:

  1. Let's say we create a new magic word, something like __WIKIDATAREDIRECT__.
  2. Place the magic word on a Bonnie redirect.
  3. Wikidata treats that page like it's a normal page (with all the associated constraints and behavior), with one additional constraint: A WIKIDATAREDIRECT cannot be the only link on a data item.
    1. With associated tracking and such forth and suchwith.
Jul 4 2019, 3:54 AM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
Bovlb added a comment to T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled.

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User_talk:Bovlb

Jul 4 2019, 12:31 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions

Jul 3 2019

Bovlb added a comment to T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled.

Some more things I have established:

  • I can see the toolbar when I log out and access Wikidata as an IP user. This suggests that it is not a site-wide problem for all users.
  • When I log in in incognito mode, no toolbar is seen. This indicates that it is not caused by any browser extensions.
  • When I disable all Wikidata gadgets except Structured Discussions, I see no toolbar. This suggests that it is not caused by other gadgets.
  • Global JavaScript are empty. Clearing the local JavaScript does not cause the toolbar to appear.
Jul 3 2019, 11:08 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions
Restricted Application added a project to T227234: Structured Discussions show no toolbar or preview on Wikidata when "Enable the visual editor and the new wikitext mode in Structured Discussions" is disabled: Growth-Team.
Jul 3 2019, 10:41 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, StructuredDiscussions

Jun 10 2019

Bovlb added a comment to T224930: No contributions shown for any user in Global user contribution tool.

We the stewards are just 34 people and it's not enough people to beat big wikis like enwiki to make it through. It's basically a popularity poll and behind-the-scene works don't have that much possibility of winning it as I see.

Jun 10 2019, 8:09 PM · Tool-Global-user-contributions

Jun 3 2019

Bovlb added a comment to T224930: No contributions shown for any user in Global user contribution tool.

I am also seeing missing data today, including Wikidata. For example, https://tools.wmflabs.org/guc/?user=157.246.37.191 is empty, whereas https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/157.246.37.191 has entries from over an hour ago. This discrepancy is not accounted for by the replag report.

Jun 3 2019, 8:04 PM · Tool-Global-user-contributions

Sep 20 2018

Bovlb added a comment to T174981: Add pageviews total counts to WDQS.

@Yurik asked:

I would like to solicit more community feedback on how useful this would be.

Sep 20 2018, 8:46 PM · Analytics-Radar, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Mar 30 2016

Bovlb added a comment to T119736: Could not find local user data for {Username}@{wiki}.

Here's another one:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Kamapants

Mar 30 2016, 4:59 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-19_(1.28.0-wmf.11)), User-notice, Notifications, MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-28_(1.28.0-wmf.8)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-05_(1.28.0-wmf.9)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-12_(1.28.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, WMF-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Feb 8 2016

Bovlb added a comment to T52486: Validate utf-8 on input.

https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q128799&diff=182532048&oldid=172424125
Here is an alias change on 21 December 2014 that exhibits the problem.

Feb 8 2016, 9:54 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository