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Mon, Jul 13

MZMcBride added a comment to T167547: Replace Gerrit & GitHub with GitLab.

Can we stop using this task entirely please? It has been filed in 2017 for a project to migrate out of Gerrit to Phabricator Differential.

Mon, Jul 13, 5:38 AM · Wikimedia-GitHub, Gerrit, TechCom-RFC

Jun 23 2020

MZMcBride added a comment to T115329: "From" at start of line becomes ">From" in pipermail.

This task has been inactive for 3 years, so I'm closing it please reopen if this still needed.

Jun 23 2020, 2:11 AM · Operations, Upstream, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jun 8 2020

Nemo_bis awarded T32405: [EPIC] MobileFrontend extension should stop special-casing main page a Mountain of Wealth token.
Jun 8 2020, 10:03 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), MW-1.36-release, Patch-For-Review, User-Jdlrobson, Performance-Team (Radar), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.20; 2020-02-18), Epic, Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, MobileFrontend

May 26 2020

FriedrickMILBarbarossa awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Pterodactyl token.
May 26 2020, 4:25 PM · Phabricator

May 10 2020

BEANS-X2 awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Stroopwafel token.
May 10 2020, 1:56 PM · Phabricator

May 1 2020

MZMcBride added a comment to T152829: Make the log also include the prior page name when moving a page.

This task appears to be a duplicate of at least one or more of these tasks:

May 1 2020, 6:49 AM · MediaWiki-Logging

Apr 28 2020

MarioGom awarded T49137: Add ability to generate a list of pages based on prefix to Scribunto/Lua a Love token.
Apr 28 2020, 12:29 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Apr 17 2020

D3r1ck01 awarded T32405: [EPIC] MobileFrontend extension should stop special-casing main page a Like token.
Apr 17 2020, 7:35 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), MW-1.36-release, Patch-For-Review, User-Jdlrobson, Performance-Team (Radar), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.20; 2020-02-18), Epic, Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, MobileFrontend

Mar 8 2020

MZMcBride added a comment to T246214: Provide a way to access slack for a contributor.

Mozilla recently shut down its IRC server and switched to Matrix: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Matrix.

Mar 8 2020, 3:05 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Office-IT

Mar 3 2020

Yair_rand awarded T76438: Provide daily Wikimedia Foundation donation totals graph a Doubloon token.
Mar 3 2020, 3:58 AM · Wikimedia-Fundraising

Feb 23 2020

DannyS712 awarded T76245: Create ability to trivially spin up MediaWiki instance of a particular patch/diff: patchdemo tool a Like token.
Feb 23 2020, 4:06 AM · Developer Productivity, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs-Vagrant, MediaWiki-General

Feb 19 2020

kostajh awarded T76245: Create ability to trivially spin up MediaWiki instance of a particular patch/diff: patchdemo tool a Cup of Joe token.
Feb 19 2020, 5:47 PM · Developer Productivity, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs-Vagrant, MediaWiki-General

Feb 14 2020

MZMcBride added a comment to T234234: Port architecture of irc-recentchanges to Kafka.

I appreciate the effort being made toward maintaining capability. Since 2011, I've run the "snatch" IRC bot that sits on irc.wikimedia.org and relays to the "snitch" IRC bot on irc.freenode.net.

Feb 14 2020, 7:30 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Elukey, Analytics

Feb 12 2020

MZMcBride added a comment to T234234: Port architecture of irc-recentchanges to Kafka.

I'm unconvinced any proposal here is paying down technical debt. Perhaps refinancing or doing some kind of balance transfer.

Feb 12 2020, 4:54 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Elukey, Analytics

Feb 10 2020

Esanders awarded T76245: Create ability to trivially spin up MediaWiki instance of a particular patch/diff: patchdemo tool a Burninate token.
Feb 10 2020, 7:30 PM · Developer Productivity, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs-Vagrant, MediaWiki-General
ppelberg awarded T76245: Create ability to trivially spin up MediaWiki instance of a particular patch/diff: patchdemo tool a Barnstar token.
Feb 10 2020, 4:34 PM · Developer Productivity, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs-Vagrant, MediaWiki-General

Jan 14 2020

Demian awarded T59154: Flow: Prettify thread permalink URLs/Titles (they are not human readable!) a Like token.
Jan 14 2020, 4:41 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions

Jan 10 2020

Wolfernand awarded T18816: Log actions should support bot flag (e.g. to hide from Special:RecentChanges) a 100 token.
Jan 10 2020, 10:14 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Riley_Huntley awarded T18816: Log actions should support bot flag (e.g. to hide from Special:RecentChanges) a The World Burns token.
Jan 10 2020, 8:39 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Jan 7 2020

mmodell awarded T76245: Create ability to trivially spin up MediaWiki instance of a particular patch/diff: patchdemo tool a Like token.
Jan 7 2020, 5:03 PM · Developer Productivity, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs-Vagrant, MediaWiki-General

Dec 23 2019

Bawolff awarded T76245: Create ability to trivially spin up MediaWiki instance of a particular patch/diff: patchdemo tool a Mountain of Wealth token.
Dec 23 2019, 3:42 AM · Developer Productivity, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs-Vagrant, MediaWiki-General
MZMcBride added a comment to T76245: Create ability to trivially spin up MediaWiki instance of a particular patch/diff: patchdemo tool.

In the time since I wrote this ticket, I started and ended a job that had this type of betas infrastructure. It was great. When someone filed a GitHub pull request, Jenkins would automatically spin up an instance of the application and address it at https://pr-1234.beta.example.com. While project managers and other non-technical folks found the most value out of being able to see the changes in a browser easily, developers also loved having their code be automatically built and spun up and easily demonstrable to others. We really should do this for Gerrit changesets if we haven't already.

Dec 23 2019, 3:40 AM · Developer Productivity, MediaWiki-Vagrant, Labs-Vagrant, MediaWiki-General
MZMcBride added a comment to T240870: Audit the WMF LDAP group and limit its permissions.

Related: T62412: ldap/wmf group should not have +2 in Gerrit. This group has been problematic for a while.

Dec 23 2019, 3:33 AM · Operations

Nov 12 2019

Dvorapa awarded T49137: Add ability to generate a list of pages based on prefix to Scribunto/Lua a Meh! token.
Nov 12 2019, 7:12 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Nov 7 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T237503: Add capabality for attachments in Special:EmailUser.

This task is a duplicate of T11201: Enable sending e-mail attachments using Special:Emailuser.

Nov 7 2019, 5:25 AM · MediaWiki-Email
MZMcBride added a comment to T237503: Add capabality for attachments in Special:EmailUser.

@Aklapper: Because some of these attachments are copyrighted and only for private research use. If copyrighted I must not upload the content of these attachments to MediaWiki.

Nov 7 2019, 5:22 AM · MediaWiki-Email

Nov 3 2019

Pppery awarded T71954: Add support to MassMessage to allow using the sender's username for deliveries a Dislike token.
Nov 3 2019, 4:08 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-12_(1.27.0-wmf.21)), MassMessage

Oct 11 2019

Gilles awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Love token.
Oct 11 2019, 9:24 AM · Phabricator

Oct 9 2019

Krinkle awarded T30426: Remove stub link formatting user preference from MediaWiki core a Orange Medal token.
Oct 9 2019, 10:01 PM · Performance Issue, WorkType-NewFunctionality, MediaWiki-General

Sep 12 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T232702: Phabricator Maniphest showing "Cancelar suscripción" in English user interface.

Working fine for me, Can you confirm what language you have selected in your user settings?

Sep 12 2019, 4:27 PM · Phabricator
MZMcBride added a comment to T232692: Should MediaWiki stop storing sessions on the server?.

The problem section doesn't explain what's problematic. It describes the current situation, where we keep sessions server-side and centralized. What's the problem with this approach?

Sep 12 2019, 6:30 AM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
MZMcBride created T232702: Phabricator Maniphest showing "Cancelar suscripción" in English user interface.
Sep 12 2019, 6:28 AM · Phabricator

Aug 19 2019

DannyS712 awarded T71954: Add support to MassMessage to allow using the sender's username for deliveries a Like token.
Aug 19 2019, 11:14 PM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-12_(1.27.0-wmf.21)), MassMessage

Aug 7 2019

Draceane awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Party Time token.
Aug 7 2019, 12:06 PM · Phabricator

Jul 23 2019

MZMcBride created T228728: Retain section anchor in URL when clicking "Permanent link" link in the sidebar.
Jul 23 2019, 7:43 AM · MediaWiki-General

Jul 20 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T228554: Add pages per namespace counts to Special:Statistics.

We should have a database table storing the count. $wgAllowSlowParserFunctions can then be removed.

(Is database indexes sufficient?)

Jul 20 2019, 5:56 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride added a comment to T228553: Add category count to Special:Statistics.

Do you mean the number of pages in the category namespace (making this a part of T228554) or the number of rows in the category table? Also, potentially related: T37758

Jul 20 2019, 12:22 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jul 19 2019

MZMcBride created T228554: Add pages per namespace counts to Special:Statistics.
Jul 19 2019, 10:52 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride created T228553: Add category count to Special:Statistics.
Jul 19 2019, 10:50 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride created T228552: Fix "Content pages" link on Special:Statistics when miser mode is enabled.
Jul 19 2019, 10:39 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jun 12 2019

MZMcBride committed R2061:0ecd1425b592: Reïndent the "pymysql.connect()" section of `dbreps`. (authored by MZMcBride).
Reïndent the "pymysql.connect()" section of `dbreps`.
Jun 12 2019, 4:51 AM
MZMcBride committed R2061:d891ba40ffe0: Add "charset='utf8mb4'" to "pymysql.connect()" call in `dbreps`. (authored by MZMcBride).
Add "charset='utf8mb4'" to "pymysql.connect()" call in `dbreps`.
Jun 12 2019, 4:51 AM

Jun 9 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T225046: HTML output of https://tools.wmflabs.org/admin/tools getting truncated.

Thank you for the quick fix!

Jun 9 2019, 10:24 AM · Tool-admin, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge

Jun 5 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T225048: ipblocks.ipb_by_text database column has gone missing from English Wikipedia database replica.
Jun 5 2019, 5:53 PM · Data-Services, Documentation
MZMcBride added a comment to T225047: Consider reconciling English Wikipedia database reports.

The entries in Wikipedia:Database reports include a link to the source code. I suggest we do the same for the other reports, rather than linking to on-wiki copies of the code.

Jun 5 2019, 5:53 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride created T225048: ipblocks.ipb_by_text database column has gone missing from English Wikipedia database replica.
Jun 5 2019, 5:32 AM · Data-Services, Documentation
MZMcBride created T225047: Consider reconciling English Wikipedia database reports.
Jun 5 2019, 5:21 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride created T225046: HTML output of https://tools.wmflabs.org/admin/tools getting truncated.
Jun 5 2019, 5:13 AM · Tool-admin, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge

Apr 11 2019

Jc86035 awarded T40010: RFC: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Apr 11 2019, 11:36 AM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
ToBeFree awarded T106463: Ready responsive Vector for wider deployment a Like token.
Apr 11 2019, 1:23 AM · Epic, Vector (Responsive-Vector), Vector

Mar 28 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org.

It's pretty wild that this task remains unresolved. It was reported in July 2018 and we're entering April 2019 next week. Eight months!

Mar 28 2019, 6:31 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Mar 27 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T176109: Cleaning up and refactoring python-wikitools (for use with Python 3).

Hi @smernst. Are you still interested in discussing this Python module?

Mar 27 2019, 2:59 AM · Tools

Mar 18 2019

Sebastian_Berlin-WMSE awarded T49137: Add ability to generate a list of pages based on prefix to Scribunto/Lua a Love token.
Mar 18 2019, 7:24 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Jan 26 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T95129: Publish Wikimedia's WordPress blog theme in Git.

What needs to happen to move this task forward? An e-mail to legal@wikimedia.org?

Jan 26 2019, 9:22 PM · Software-Licensing, WMF-Legal, Diff-blog

Jan 15 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T21906: Allow default alternate text for images to be provided on the file description page.

Related: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:File_captions now exists.

Jan 15 2019, 6:14 AM · Multimedia, Accessibility, MediaWiki-File-management
MZMcBride added a comment to T40432: Uploading MS Word files doesn't work ("File extension does not match the detected MIME type of the file").

@Aklapper: it's neither helpful nor constructive to call out "wtf" as swearing. You're quite aware of this.

Jan 15 2019, 3:04 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.16; 2019-02-05), Patch-For-Review, Multimedia, MediaWiki-Uploading

Jan 4 2019

Xover awarded T30894: Proofread Page extension needs an API module to set or change page status a Like token.
Jan 4 2019, 6:55 PM · Platform Engineering, User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-API, Wikisource, ProofreadPage
JoKalliauer awarded T40010: RFC: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Jan 4 2019, 4:36 PM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
MichaelSchoenitzer awarded T40010: RFC: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Jan 4 2019, 2:36 PM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Dec 28 2018

IKhitron awarded T60674: Drop page.page_restrictions column from Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Dec 28 2018, 6:19 PM · MediaWiki-Page-protection, Schema-change

Dec 19 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T212135: Need help with memory profiling in chromium.

When visiting which URLs?

Dec 19 2018, 5:07 AM · Code-Health-Help-Wanted

Dec 18 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T204496: cloudvps: butterfly project trusty deprecation.

I dumped the database of butterfly-m4m (which was using labs-vagrant, wow!) and created a new butterfly-m4m2, accessible at https://m4m.wmflabs.org/wiki/Special:Version

Dec 18 2018, 5:28 AM · Cloud-VPS (Ubuntu Trusty Deprecation)

Dec 12 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T61113: Remove MediaWiki code marked for removal in a past release a Orange Medal token.
Dec 12 2018, 2:47 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), User-Matthewrbowker, Google-Code-In-2016, Technical-Debt, good first task, MediaWiki-General

Dec 1 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T210822: Reconsider section heading marker ("→") in edit summaries.

should it be "§" instead of an arrow?

This reminds me of T18691. Long story short: "§" does not mean "paragraph" in the broadest sense in all cultures. In some cultures, it only refers to paragraphs relating to laws.

Dec 1 2018, 3:04 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Nov 30 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T150826: Remove unblockself right on wikimedia wikis (but allow blocked admins to block their blocker).

(I'm side-stepping whether this change should have been made at all or in this fashion to answer this specific question.)

Nov 30 2018, 5:46 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), MediaWiki-User-management, User-notice, Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride created T210822: Reconsider section heading marker ("→") in edit summaries.
Nov 30 2018, 5:34 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Nov 11 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T40010: RFC: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 12:21 PM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T65988: Put user profile info into its own Special page in MediaWiki core (and optionally remove it from elsewhere) a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 11:14 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T40271: Review and deploy SVGEdit extension to Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 7:01 AM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Commons, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Nov 8 2018

Thedonquixotic awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Y So Serious token.
Nov 8 2018, 6:11 AM · Phabricator

Nov 1 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T208315: Add HTML class when the user can edit the page.

@MZMcBride: Do you plan to add more information for a completely new MediaWiki contributor to the task description, or why did you add good first task?

Nov 1 2018, 5:25 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.6; 2018-11-27), good first task, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 31 2018

MZMcBride added a project to T208315: Add HTML class when the user can edit the page: good first task.
Oct 31 2018, 4:11 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.6; 2018-11-27), good first task, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 27 2018

waldyrious awarded T40271: Review and deploy SVGEdit extension to Wikimedia wikis a Love token.
Oct 27 2018, 1:37 PM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Commons, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Oct 24 2018

MZMcBride created T207818: Mark api.php HTML doc pages as robots noindex, nofollow.
Oct 24 2018, 3:54 AM · Platform Team Workboards (Done with CPT), MW-1.32-notes, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.2; 2018-10-30), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-API

Oct 17 2018

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T118413: Wikimedia wikis should use https:// in $wgServer.

This task description says that "we don't actually support HTTP anymore" and @Bawolff said the same on IRC this evening. This statement feels misleading since we do support HTTP and will continue to do so indefinitely. Keeping the HTTP --> HTTPS redirects working means supporting HTTP, as far as I'm concerned.

Oct 17 2018, 2:22 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 14 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T206962: warning for unloadable external images.

We could also add pages to a maintenance category such as "Pages that contain non-whitelisted external images" or similar.

Oct 14 2018, 10:14 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, MediaWiki-Logging

Oct 11 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.

It's unclear to me why these problems have become so pressing that they merit shutting off l10nupdate indefinitely. We've known about them for years, but the value provided by l10nupdate has always outweighed the minor inconveniences (e.g. scap undoing l10nupdate).

Oct 11 2018, 4:38 AM · TechCom, Deployments, I18n

Oct 2 2018

Krenair awarded T205224: Revisit inability to thank bots a Cookie token.
Oct 2 2018, 6:04 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Growth-Team, Thanks
Krinkle awarded T71519: Run automated browser tests across set of Wikimedia wiki pages to ensure sane JavaScript a Orange Medal token.
Oct 2 2018, 4:13 AM · Front-end-Standards-Group, Performance-Team (Radar), Developer-Wishlist (Next), Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, JavaScript
MZMcBride added a comment to T205908: Unable to change visibility of log entries on at least metawiki, outreachwiki and wikimania2018wiki.

I can confirm this buggy behavior on Meta-Wiki. I was able to replicate the issue described in the task description.

Oct 2 2018, 12:57 AM · Security, MediaWiki-Logging, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Trust-and-Safety, Regression, MediaWiki-Revision-deletion
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account a Dislike token.
Oct 2 2018, 12:55 AM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Sep 23 2018

MZMcBride created T205224: Revisit inability to thank bots.
Sep 23 2018, 2:56 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Growth-Team, Thanks

Sep 18 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T204496: cloudvps: butterfly project trusty deprecation.

What's the upgrade process? I don't suppose one of us can just run apt-get upgrade or similar?

Sep 18 2018, 12:32 AM · Cloud-VPS (Ubuntu Trusty Deprecation)

Sep 17 2018

Yair_rand awarded T29006: Investigate ways to make wikimediafoundation.org more open a Doubloon token.
Sep 17 2018, 5:51 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 6 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T200987: Set up volunteer code review queue.

Can we please just set something up here? I would like to add patches to a queue like that for sure.

Sep 6 2018, 2:13 AM · Code-Review-Workgroup

Aug 30 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T62740: Re-expose transclusions count in MediaWiki's info action (in miser mode).
Aug 30 2018, 3:13 AM · MediaWiki-General
MZMcBride added a comment to T62740: Re-expose transclusions count in MediaWiki's info action (in miser mode).

I would really like the transclusions count at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Infobox_SCOTUS_case&action=info.

Aug 30 2018, 3:07 AM · MediaWiki-General

Aug 26 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T202819: Create production wiki: fixcopyright.wikimedia.org.

Regarding the task description, is "Wikimedia's" more accurately "Wikimedia Foundation Inc.'s"?

Aug 26 2018, 12:27 AM · fixcopyright.wikimedia.org, Security-Team, Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wiki-Setup (Create)

Aug 3 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org.
Aug 3 2018, 1:13 AM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 31 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T29006: Investigate ways to make wikimediafoundation.org more open.

No longer applies to new site.

Jul 31 2018, 11:47 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 29 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T200141: Some "Global Accounts" links on Phabricator profiles are broken due to missing encoding.

Deployed and seems to be working as expected. Regards.

Jul 29 2018, 10:17 PM · Wikimedia-Phabricator-Extensions, User-MarcoAurelio
MZMcBride added a comment to T181070: Re-evaluate 24-hour Password Reset email throttle.

Let's keep this conversation constructive. There are a few worthwhile topics to discuss:

  1. The 24-hour throttle between password reset emails
  2. The UI and functionality of Special:PasswordReset
  3. The proposed new functionality of passwordless login

For topic #1 — I acknowledge and agree that a throttle is needed to prevent abuse. And upon further testing, I do not believe we need to alter the 24-hour throttle because the temporary password functions for 24 hours and the throttle is reset when the password is updated by the user.

I believe that topics #2 and #3 could bring usability improvements but would best benefit from a product team (e.g. product manager, interaction designer, developers, community manager) to think thoroughly about all the requirements and corner cases, given the history and complexity of MediaWiki/Wikimedia's user account infrastructure. If David or anyone else thinks these topics are worthwhile to further explore, I would recommend they create a new Phabricator task(s) to propose these as changes to existing functionality, rather than as a defect to the current system.

Jul 29 2018, 10:07 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Jul 26 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T27602: Create SQL dumps for certain database tables, partial if necessary (tracking).

Let me create a new task that does what I should have fixed this one up to be, and I'll add the subscribers of this one to it.

Jul 26 2018, 12:35 AM · Tracking-Neverending, Datasets-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride added a comment to T200389: Create a maintenance script to remove all users from a user group.

Is there a maintenance script to add a bunch of users to a user group? It seems like that could potentially be a feature within this script and might be a more common case.

Jul 26 2018, 12:32 AM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-system

Jul 23 2018

mmodell awarded T200141: Some "Global Accounts" links on Phabricator profiles are broken due to missing encoding a Cookie token.
Jul 23 2018, 7:23 PM · Wikimedia-Phabricator-Extensions, User-MarcoAurelio
MZMcBride reopened T197550: Remove approval requirement for new accounts, or patch everything in Phabricator to allow unapproved users to be treated as logged out for permissions purposes as "Open".

Another report in the MediaWiki-General IRC channel just now:

Jul 23 2018, 4:36 AM · Phabricator
MZMcBride created T200171: Improve autocomplete for "site" input in MassMessage sign-up pages.
Jul 23 2018, 12:15 AM · MassMessage

Jul 22 2018

MZMcBride created T200141: Some "Global Accounts" links on Phabricator profiles are broken due to missing encoding.
Jul 22 2018, 12:36 AM · Wikimedia-Phabricator-Extensions, User-MarcoAurelio

Jul 21 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T198965: Create XML sitemaps so search engine crawlers can crawl more effectively.

I think the relationship between Wikimedia Foundation Inc. and Go Fish Digital has every appearance of being highly problematic, as I outlined here: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-July/090737.html. And I don't think XML site maps are going to help Wikipedia's search engine optimization. Any discussion of improving Wikipedia's SEO has long been taken as a joke given Wikipedia's existing ridiculously high placement in Google search results. That said...

Jul 21 2018, 10:46 PM · SEO
MZMcBride added a comment to T198970: Epic: Implement SEO improvements suggested by Go Fish Digital.

Okay, posted: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-July/090737.html.

Jul 21 2018, 10:27 PM · SEO, Epic