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Fri, Nov 8

AronManning added a comment to T236981: CheckUser 2.0: Create a new Special page in CheckUser for the redesigned version.

Imo CheckUserTest or CheckUserDev or CheckUserAlpha. I assume when it goes to production (new version enabled in config) it will replace the current CheckUser and this in-development name will be dropped.

Fri, Nov 8, 4:06 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser

Thu, Nov 7

AronManning added a comment to T174553: Create a mechanism that allows fetching geolocation and subnet data for IP addresses.

Besides subnet (whois) and geolocation, presenting Proxy/VPN data would be useful for CU. Example: https://www.ipqualityscore.com/free-ip-lookup-proxy-vpn-test/lookup/86.187.160.157
This data is no more reliable than Geoloc data, yet it is a good clue for determining the likelihood of a proxy user.

Thu, Nov 7, 9:16 AM · User-Daimona, Patch-For-Review, User-Huji, MediaWiki-extension-requests, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare: T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser.
Thu, Nov 7, 9:09 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning removed a subtask for T237595: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Timeline: T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser.
Thu, Nov 7, 9:09 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning edited parent tasks for T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser, added: T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare; removed: T237595: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Timeline.
Thu, Nov 7, 9:09 AM · CheckUser
AronManning added a comment to T237595: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Timeline.

^^^^ For description.

Thu, Nov 7, 9:07 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning updated subscribers of T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare.
Thu, Nov 7, 8:45 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning added a comment to T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare.

A more substantive task.
Add 3 columns: Subnet (name and ip range of the subnetwork), Geolocation (closest city, generally), Proxy/VPN (reported open proxies, IPs used for spamming)
This would greatly increase the efficiency of recognizing IPs from around the world (VPN users), dynamic ips on the same subnet, open proxies/free VPNs, etc.

Thu, Nov 7, 8:29 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning added a comment to T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare.

I'd add a minor feature - a "Proxy/VPN check" link - after "Tor check" (pull request): <a href="https://www.ipqualityscore.com/free-ip-lookup-proxy-vpn-test/lookup/<?=$IP ?>">Proxy/VPN check</a>

Thu, Nov 7, 8:01 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning added a comment to T236981: CheckUser 2.0: Create a new Special page in CheckUser for the redesigned version.

There is a new blank/hello-world special page created by the CheckUser extension, titled CheckUser 2.0 behind a feature flag

Thu, Nov 7, 7:30 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
AronManning added a comment to T237486: Organize tasks related to the overhaul of CheckUser.

@Niharika that's perfect. I've re-parented the leftover tasks in the tree above. Only the Orphans and the Old/stale tasks remain to be reviewed and anything I might have missed in the backlog. There were a few tasks that weren't obvious, so I'll run through the list once more and maybe you might be aware of a task I wasn't.

Thu, Nov 7, 6:59 AM · CheckUser
AronManning removed a subtask for T132892: CheckUser UI revamp: T94735: Rewrite Special:CheckUser using server side templates.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:55 AM · Design, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning edited parent tasks for T94735: Rewrite Special:CheckUser using server side templates, added: T236225: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0 Improvements ; removed: T132892: CheckUser UI revamp.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:55 AM · Epic, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T236225: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0 Improvements : T94735: Rewrite Special:CheckUser using server side templates.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:55 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning removed a subtask for T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension: T146837: Add ability to search by user agent from CheckUser interface.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:50 AM · Goal, Epic, User-notice, WMF-Legal, Trust-and-Safety, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T237034: CheckUser 2.0: Input form: T146837: Add ability to search by user agent from CheckUser interface.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:50 AM · Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
AronManning edited parent tasks for T146837: Add ability to search by user agent from CheckUser interface, added: T237034: CheckUser 2.0: Input form; removed: T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:50 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T237034: CheckUser 2.0: Input form: T122296: Allow checking by last 64 bits of an IPv6 address.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:49 AM · Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
AronManning added a parent task for T122296: Allow checking by last 64 bits of an IPv6 address: T237034: CheckUser 2.0: Input form.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:49 AM · IPv6, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare: T174553: Create a mechanism that allows fetching geolocation and subnet data for IP addresses.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:49 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning added a parent task for T174553: Create a mechanism that allows fetching geolocation and subnet data for IP addresses: T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:49 AM · User-Daimona, Patch-For-Review, User-Huji, MediaWiki-extension-requests, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare: T175587: Add a user-agent parser to CheckUser.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:48 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning added a parent task for T175587: Add a user-agent parser to CheckUser: T237593: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Compare.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:48 AM · Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning removed a subtask for T132892: CheckUser UI revamp: T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:47 AM · Design, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T237595: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Timeline: T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:47 AM · Epic, Anti-Harassment, CheckUser
AronManning edited parent tasks for T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser, added: T237595: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Timeline; removed: T132892: CheckUser UI revamp.
Thu, Nov 7, 6:47 AM · CheckUser

Wed, Nov 6

AronManning removed a subtask for T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension: T24119: Enhance Blocking and tagging from checkuser interface: add new page.
Wed, Nov 6, 8:43 AM · Goal, Epic, User-notice, WMF-Legal, Trust-and-Safety, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning removed a parent task for T24119: Enhance Blocking and tagging from checkuser interface: add new page: T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension.
Wed, Nov 6, 8:43 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T174553: Create a mechanism that allows fetching geolocation and subnet data for IP addresses: T36438: Reverse DNS lookup.
Wed, Nov 6, 8:35 AM · User-Daimona, Patch-For-Review, User-Huji, MediaWiki-extension-requests, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, CheckUser
AronManning added a parent task for T36438: Reverse DNS lookup: T174553: Create a mechanism that allows fetching geolocation and subnet data for IP addresses.
Wed, Nov 6, 8:35 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a comment to T237486: Organize tasks related to the overhaul of CheckUser.

I suggest the following tree to separate tasks expected to be done in 2019 (T132892: CheckUser UI revamp are tasks from 2016)

Wed, Nov 6, 7:55 AM · CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T237039: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Preliminary check: T236981: CheckUser 2.0: Create a new Special page in CheckUser for the redesigned version.
Wed, Nov 6, 6:42 AM · Epic, CheckUser, Anti-Harassment
AronManning added a parent task for T236981: CheckUser 2.0: Create a new Special page in CheckUser for the redesigned version: T237039: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Preliminary check.
Wed, Nov 6, 6:42 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension: T237039: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Preliminary check.
Wed, Nov 6, 6:31 AM · Goal, Epic, User-notice, WMF-Legal, Trust-and-Safety, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a parent task for T237039: [Epic] CheckUser 2.0: Preliminary check: T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension.
Wed, Nov 6, 6:31 AM · Epic, CheckUser, Anti-Harassment
AronManning added a comment to T237486: Organize tasks related to the overhaul of CheckUser.

A hub/parent task with 10 subtasks:
T132892: CheckUser UI revamp

Wed, Nov 6, 6:27 AM · CheckUser
AronManning added a subtask for T132892: CheckUser UI revamp: T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser.
Wed, Nov 6, 6:27 AM · Design, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning added a parent task for T234980: Implement an option to highlight non-standard user-agent strings in CheckUser: T132892: CheckUser UI revamp.
Wed, Nov 6, 6:27 AM · CheckUser
AronManning updated subscribers of T132892: CheckUser UI revamp.
Wed, Nov 6, 6:20 AM · Design, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
AronManning updated subscribers of T132892: CheckUser UI revamp.

@Prtksxna: https://prtksxna.github.io/wmf-cu-prototype/ (presented in T237039) looks very good.

Wed, Nov 6, 6:18 AM · Design, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser

Oct 13 2019

AronManning awarded T122296: Allow checking by last 64 bits of an IPv6 address a Like token.
Oct 13 2019, 6:01 PM · IPv6, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser

Oct 8 2019

AronManning added a watcher for CheckUser: AronManning.
Oct 8 2019, 7:45 PM

Oct 7 2019

AronManning added a watcher for Discourse: AronManning.
Oct 7 2019, 8:58 PM

Oct 6 2019

AronManning added a member for Anti-Harassment: AronManning.
Oct 6 2019, 10:46 PM
AronManning added a watcher for Anti-Harassment: AronManning.
Oct 6 2019, 10:45 PM
AronManning added a watcher for StructuredDiscussions: AronManning.
Oct 6 2019, 10:43 PM
AronManning added a comment to T166812: Epic⚡️ : User reporting system.

I haven't seen any information about the design / implementation of this system, so I've drafted a proposed workflow from creating a report all the way to decision making, in a process similar to an ArbCom case, that's applicable to simple, everyday reports as well.

Oct 6 2019, 10:24 PM · Anti-Harassment
AronManning awarded T234520: Flag edit(summary) as incivil a Like token.
Oct 6 2019, 10:03 PM · MediaWiki-General

Oct 4 2019

AronManning added a comment to T232415: mw-revision should be a warningbox.

Thank you to the devs for this update. Revision info is more noticeable now, while before I often missed it.
Much appreciated!

Oct 4 2019, 5:46 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.25; 2019-10-01), User-notice, Notice, UI-Standardization

Sep 20 2019

AronManning added a comment to T129747: Proposal: allow a second email address (wikimail, password reset, notifications).

The motivation for this feature was to keep the private email address hidden, when sending email on-wiki. This can be achieved with an alternative solution that is simpler for the user, but might complicate configuring the server a bit.
A common solution to this problem is to give a wiki email address to users (such as username@en.wikipedia.org), and forward/proxy emails to the private address.
Emails sent on-wiki have the header field From: username@en.wikipedia.org
Replies (and any email) sent to username@en.wikipedia.org are only accepted from confirmed user email addresses (SPF / DKIM fields checked). This identifies the sender's username2 account.
The body of the email and a few header fields (Subject, Date, Content-Type, Content-Transfer-Encoding) are sent to the user's private address with Sender: username2@en.wikipedia.org
As a result editors only see the username of the sender. It's up to the editors to share their private email address, if they choose to.
"en.wikipedia.org" can be any wiki instance.

Sep 20 2019, 12:38 AM · Proposal, MediaWiki-User-preferences, MediaWiki-Email