Page MenuHomePhabricator

Billinghurst (sDrewth)
User

Projects

Today

  • Clear sailing ahead.

Tomorrow

  • Clear sailing ahead.

Wednesday

  • Clear sailing ahead.

User Details

User Since
Oct 6 2014, 10:50 PM (350 w, 57 m)
Availability
Available
IRC Nick
sDrewth
LDAP User
Billinghurst
MediaWiki User
Billinghurst [ Global Accounts ]

User:Billinghurst in WMF wikis
IRC: sDrewth/sDrewthedoff billinghurst@wikisource/billinghurst

Recent Activity

Today

Billinghurst added a comment to T104566: Join hyphenated words across pages.

<noinclude> doesn't apply here. I would not reuse it for another purpose. But yes, the basic idea is the same as the one with the CSS classes I described.

I'm afraid I don't understand how this is related to ProofreadPage. I would avoid complex solutions like new hooks or anything that creates dependencies between two extensions.

Mon, Jun 21, 7:46 AM · Parsoid, MediaWiki-Language-converter, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-09-25 (1.32.0-wmf.23)), Parsing-Team--ARCHIVED, ProofreadPage, All-and-every-Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T104566: Join hyphenated words across pages.

Any chance with this change working on cross-page references?

<ref name="note">hyphen-</ref><ref follow="note">ated</ref> currently outputs as hyphen- ated

Mon, Jun 21, 7:35 AM · Parsoid, MediaWiki-Language-converter, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-09-25 (1.32.0-wmf.23)), Parsing-Team--ARCHIVED, ProofreadPage, All-and-every-Wikisource

Yesterday

Billinghurst renamed T285173: Allow @import of local sanitised CSS files into other sanitised CSS files on same wiki from Allow @import of local css files in sanitised CSS to Allow @import of local sanitised CSS files into other sanitised CSS files on same wiki.
Sun, Jun 20, 3:47 AM · css-sanitizer
Billinghurst updated the task description for T285173: Allow @import of local sanitised CSS files into other sanitised CSS files on same wiki.
Sun, Jun 20, 3:46 AM · css-sanitizer
Billinghurst created T285173: Allow @import of local sanitised CSS files into other sanitised CSS files on same wiki.
Sun, Jun 20, 3:43 AM · css-sanitizer

Sat, Jun 19

Billinghurst added a comment to T285130: create "upload shared" group at English Wikisource.

This isn't the space for the enWS <=> Commons interactions discussions, nor to rehash the enWS discussion and clarification about pywikibot scripts.

Sat, Jun 19, 12:37 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Billinghurst added a comment to T285130: create "upload shared" group at English Wikisource.

Which bit of the conversation at enWS was unclear that the community wished to control who undertook the operation? I would thought that it would be reasonably obvious why that is not a great idea to grant it to all autoconfirmed users, especially seeing that by default it is a restricted right to administrators at this time.

Sat, Jun 19, 10:58 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Billinghurst added a comment to T285130: create "upload shared" group at English Wikisource.

Do you know what you are talking about? That is not the proposal nor the consensus of the community. The purpose *is* to create a limited scope for the right.

Sat, Jun 19, 8:40 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Fri, Jun 18

Billinghurst created T285130: create "upload shared" group at English Wikisource.
Fri, Jun 18, 8:21 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sun, Jun 13

Billinghurst created T284874: Feature request: different pagination requirements for globalcontributions than steps of "by 50".
Sun, Jun 13, 11:08 AM · XTools

Wed, Jun 9

Billinghurst added a comment to T219550: [EPIC] Harmonize language analysis across languages.

Thanks. One never knows whether the use of the term "Wikipedia" is purposeful or not. It is confusing when sometimes it is used interchangeably and sometimes not.

Wed, Jun 9, 7:55 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Epic
Billinghurst created T284627: Amend English Wikisource wgAutoConfirmCount to 10.
Wed, Jun 9, 7:39 AM · User-DannyS712, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Tue, Jun 8

Billinghurst added a comment to T219550: [EPIC] Harmonize language analysis across languages.

@Johan This appeared in TechNews and said

Tue, Jun 8, 3:26 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Epic

Sun, Jun 6

Billinghurst added a comment to T36928: Create a user right that allows ignoring the spam blacklist.
In T36928#7136599, @Fae wrote:

Just a reminder, as someone who has several times run upload projects with over 100,000 files, with names automatically created with sensible and published naming rules, Commons is routinely losing out on content because of bizarre matches to things like a repeated name in the title of a book in Latin; this happens so often I just never return to these skipped uploads. Even if the right was limited to users with over 100,000 edits, it would be a great improvement and avoid wasting significant volunteer time writing scripts to work around a badly designed or untested blacklist.

Sun, Jun 6, 11:04 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-User-management, SpamBlacklist
Billinghurst added a comment to T284361: Abuse filter test option based on last 100 changes in a namespace.

Think that if there are core logic components available, happy to utilise them as the next step development, and see how it works, this is about getting a good "last 100" for reasonable comparison.

Sun, Jun 6, 9:40 AM · AbuseFilter

Sat, Jun 5

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T275958: Enable interlanguage links from multilingual Wikisource to other Wikisources.

I presuming that this will be mentioned in Wikidata weekly summary, It would be great to have this mentioned in a relevant Tech News @Johan that multi-language Wikisource will finally be having active interwiki links from Wikidata.

Sat, Jun 5, 12:20 AM · User-notice, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.9; 2021-06-07), User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikidata, All-and-every-Wikisource, wdwb-tech
Billinghurst created T284361: Abuse filter test option based on last 100 changes in a namespace.
Sat, Jun 5, 12:09 AM · AbuseFilter

Mon, May 24

Billinghurst added a comment to F34466062: Font-size 300% Line height unset.

Mon, May 24, 1:21 PM

May 21 2021

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T283249: Migrate wm-bot to libera.chat.

It looks like https://openstack-browser.toolforge.org/project/wm-bot Andrew, David (WMCS staff) are the only other people with access besides Petrb. We need to add more maintainers to keep wm-bot sustainable.

May 21 2021, 1:21 PM · wikimedia-irc-libera, WM-Bot

May 19 2021

Billinghurst created T283121: Attempting to edit tags giving Internal error wherever I try through Wikimedia wikis.
May 19 2021, 2:32 AM · MediaWiki-Change-tagging, Wikimedia-production-error

May 18 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T254650: Rename TitleBlacklist.

When we do this, could we also consider standarising the nomenclature on a hyphen separator?

May 18 2021, 3:42 PM · TitleBlacklist

May 17 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T196740: Rename Wikimedia project tags in Phab (#Wikisource; #Wiktionary) to clarify that they are not about language specific instances?.

I boldly renamed; see last comment.

May 17 2021, 12:07 PM · Project-Admins
Billinghurst added a comment to T283005: Migrate Commons interwiki code [[c:]] into Wikimedia code from metawiki configuration.

Then you should keep looking, the others are there somewhere. They are not defined at metawiki.

May 17 2021, 12:01 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaMaintenance
Billinghurst created T283005: Migrate Commons interwiki code [[c:]] into Wikimedia code from metawiki configuration.
May 17 2021, 10:49 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaMaintenance
Billinghurst added a comment to T282624: Limit IA granting/revoking to stewards only.

It is not WMF's role to make community's operational decisions, as in what stewards alone can do. T&S does a disservice to the community when it so simply ignores the years of community operation. The stewards were not set up to be, and should not be, your sole point of community consultation on these matters. Read the scope of their role. For matters of this significance it is simply wrong for WMF to think that they get to impose their solutions, especially only in consultation with stewards. I am a little disappointed that stewards are not kicking back on this issue telling you that this is not for their decision, and saying that the community needs to be consulted.

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE IN PHABRICATOR??? That we are having to have this discussion on a phabricator speaks volume to the problem of staff isolating from community on general matters, and increasingly on so many matters. Do you not see this particularly as an issue? This is a technical forum, not the place for our social conversations.

I ask that you bring the social issues to metawiki. Set out the problem, set out the exact principles, set out the non-negotiables, and then what is negotiable. Please stop the change the methodology of benevolent dictatorship. I, personally, don't mind temporary measures to fix immediate concerns, but if this is months of existing discussion, it seems that you lost that opportunity.

Please calm down. I think I made it quite clear that this was a misstep. I am human and make mistakes.

May 17 2021, 3:25 AM · Tech-Ambassadors, wdwb-tech, Chinese-Sites, Wikidata, Serbian-Sites, Commons, Wiktionary-fr, Stewards-and-global-tools, User-notice, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 14 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T282624: Limit IA granting/revoking to stewards only.

Hi all. Thanks for your input. I apologise for the hasty implementation here.

Taking into account the feedback provided here, T&S will put together a more comprehensive communications plan around this change.

Also, I am not happy with the practice of WMF delegating everything it wants to stewards - why can't the WMF do it themselves if it's really that important? Remember that stewards are often overworked (T162297).

I would like to clarify that this change was not made alone. We have been discussing this with the Stewards for months. This is not a case of a random decision by a rogue staffer, it's just a staffer who made some communications mistakes.

In any case - please allow us some time to come up with a better way to communicate how this change will happen, what it will look like from a practical perspective, etc. I would like to ask @Quiddity to remove or potentially reword the Tech News item about this task too please. :)

May 14 2021, 12:25 AM · Tech-Ambassadors, wdwb-tech, Chinese-Sites, Wikidata, Serbian-Sites, Commons, Wiktionary-fr, Stewards-and-global-tools, User-notice, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 13 2021

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T282766: archivebot.py failing with uncaught exception <class 'ImportError'>.

@bd808 Can I bring you in here Brian? Not only out of my grade, put different planet

May 13 2021, 12:22 PM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-archivebot.py
Billinghurst closed T282766: archivebot.py failing with uncaught exception <class 'ImportError'> as Invalid.

What I have found is that I had a symlink to one path .../core/ and Legotkm pointed me to this other path. I see that the documentation at wikitech for pywikibot was changed to a .../stable/ path and it was not something noticed. I have changed my symlink. So it is an artefact of a change to how wikitech deployed pywikibot. I am guessing that it came in the change to python3.

May 13 2021, 10:57 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-archivebot.py
Billinghurst added a comment to T282766: archivebot.py failing with uncaught exception <class 'ImportError'>.

The central version on toolforge, I just use whatever is there

May 13 2021, 7:38 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-archivebot.py
Billinghurst created T282766: archivebot.py failing with uncaught exception <class 'ImportError'>.
May 13 2021, 6:04 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-archivebot.py

May 10 2021

Billinghurst updated the task description for T266584: Ensure current use cases of rmspecials are ready for change in its functionality.
May 10 2021, 8:53 AM · Chinese-Sites, User-Huji, AbuseFilter (Overhaul-2020)
Billinghurst updated the task description for T266584: Ensure current use cases of rmspecials are ready for change in its functionality.
May 10 2021, 8:34 AM · Chinese-Sites, User-Huji, AbuseFilter (Overhaul-2020)
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T266584: Ensure current use cases of rmspecials are ready for change in its functionality.

@Strainu I did not know that.
I'm going to visit all those wikis so that CentralAuth generates as account for me.
When I will review the list in ~2 weeks, I will recheck those wikis not checked off to make sure I did not miss a notification.

May 10 2021, 8:27 AM · Chinese-Sites, User-Huji, AbuseFilter (Overhaul-2020)

Apr 26 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T269518: IA Upload: Permit duplicate IA identifier if of a different format.

The IA tool did not warn me when creating duplicates yesterday leading to duplicate indexes. I caught them by mistake, but I want to flag this as an issue. If want to permit the creation of duplicate files albeit in different formats, them the warning needs to be in place and require confirmation to override.

Apr 26 2021, 12:04 AM · Community-Tech, IA Upload

Apr 24 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T281026: Export words from Wikisource to Wiktionary.

Tell us more.

Apr 24 2021, 3:43 PM · All-and-every-Wiktionary, All-and-every-Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T270743: How to support templated fonts like Blackletter?.

Aren't the UniversalLanguageSelector webfonts exporting?

Apr 24 2021, 3:30 PM · WS Export, Community-Tech

Apr 20 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T279232: Adding ability to write files to sister wikis where file exists at Commons—implement 'reupload-shared' right.

Here is a -verbose output with and without the mention of file

Apr 20 2021, 6:11 AM · Pywikibot-Scripts, Pywikibot

Apr 17 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T223826: Create archive procedure for scripts.

just noting that all the archived files need to have their git repository links updated at mediawikiwiki

Apr 17 2021, 3:02 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-RfCs, Pywikibot-Scripts, Pywikibot
Billinghurst renamed T280447: Restore djvutext.py from archives to scripts/djvutext.py from Restrore djvutext.py from archives to scripts/djvutext.py to Restore djvutext.py from archives to scripts/djvutext.py.
Apr 17 2021, 2:48 PM · Pywikibot
Billinghurst renamed T280447: Restore djvutext.py from archives to scripts/djvutext.py from djvutext.py has disappeared from scripts/djvutext.py to Restrore djvutext.py from archives to scripts/djvutext.py.
Apr 17 2021, 2:48 PM · Pywikibot
Billinghurst added a comment to T280447: Restore djvutext.py from archives to scripts/djvutext.py.

<s>I am guessing that this is now https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/g/pywikibot/core/+/HEAD/scripts/pagefromfile.py</s>

Apr 17 2021, 2:40 PM · Pywikibot
Billinghurst created T280447: Restore djvutext.py from archives to scripts/djvutext.py.
Apr 17 2021, 2:39 PM · Pywikibot

Apr 9 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T269518: IA Upload: Permit duplicate IA identifier if of a different format.

Concur, as much as my brain can get to anything today

Apr 9 2021, 6:21 AM · Community-Tech, IA Upload

Apr 8 2021

Billinghurst created T279737: "Make list" needs either enlarge, or scroll or stretch capability for wider list.
Apr 8 2021, 10:40 PM · AutoWikiBrowser
Billinghurst added a comment to T269518: IA Upload: Permit duplicate IA identifier if of a different format.

Please be wary of the usage of "duplicate" as it has a jargon meaning at Commons. If we are talking for works of the same file type from the same source of the same scale or less, then it will typically considered a duplicate. If it is of a different file type, or of a higher quality, then it isn't a duplicate. Of course it it is of same source, and file type, and better quality, then it should overwrite the existing file. Just want to ensure that we are keeping the jargon aligned.

Apr 8 2021, 2:28 PM · Community-Tech, IA Upload

Apr 7 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T45761: Allow local disabling of global AbuseFilters.

Global AbuseFilter is not manageable by local community.

Apr 7 2021, 11:23 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter
Billinghurst added a comment to T45761: Allow local disabling of global AbuseFilters.

Noting that it is now possible for global filters to be easily coded to limit/omit based on language or sister type, so omitting certain wikis is relatively easy

Apr 7 2021, 5:22 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter
Billinghurst added a comment to T279477: Move spam blacklist rules to a database table.
Some domain-type rules may be checked using methods similar to Special:LinkSearch, but the caveat is it will blocks only www.badsite.com while allows www.goodsite.com/?url=www.badsite.com
Apr 7 2021, 5:16 AM · SpamBlacklist, AbuseFilter

Apr 6 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T267868: Announce tool: New tool to upload pictures from Google Drive to Wikimedia Commons .

Security warning/app verification should ideally be resolved before inviting people to start using it.

Apr 6 2021, 11:45 AM · Google-Drive-to-Commons, User-notice
Billinghurst added a comment to T267868: Announce tool: New tool to upload pictures from Google Drive to Wikimedia Commons .

Any information?

Apr 6 2021, 10:34 AM · Google-Drive-to-Commons, User-notice
Billinghurst added a comment to T279399: Selective means to exclude (sub)pages from Special:UnconnectedPages.

Would also be looking to use it to tag category redirect pages which show up, though generally would not be getting a WD item

Apr 6 2021, 3:08 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikidata
Billinghurst updated the task description for T279399: Selective means to exclude (sub)pages from Special:UnconnectedPages.
Apr 6 2021, 1:56 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikidata
Billinghurst created T279399: Selective means to exclude (sub)pages from Special:UnconnectedPages.
Apr 6 2021, 1:56 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikidata

Apr 5 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T279275: Move all the functionality of {Spam,Title}Blacklist extensions into AbuseFilter and retire them.

Would like to understand to what "functionality" refers.

Their existence.

The blacklists/whitelists as lists are very simple, abusefilters are not so.

AF allows much more control, that's true, but to my mind providing a simple single-page editing paradigm as currently provided is sufficiently similar that we can lift+shift for now, and then possibly re-factor later over the next few years (e.g. logging of hit rates, thresholds for activity, more complex response options than pass/fail, CheckUser integration, etc.) if there's demand.

Apr 5 2021, 12:48 AM · Patch-For-Review, TitleBlacklist, SpamBlacklist, AbuseFilter
Billinghurst added a comment to T259377: Migrate AbuseFilter to Abstract Schema.

This is a very technical expression of a requirement, though not certain what it actually means, or the actual impact. A pointer to what is envisaged, or what change it would make to implementers, rather than hackers, would be great.

Apr 5 2021, 12:37 AM · AbuseFilter
Billinghurst added a comment to T279275: Move all the functionality of {Spam,Title}Blacklist extensions into AbuseFilter and retire them.

Would like to understand to what "functionality" refers. The blacklists/whitelists as lists are very simple, abusefilters are not so.

Apr 5 2021, 12:35 AM · Patch-For-Review, TitleBlacklist, SpamBlacklist, AbuseFilter

Apr 4 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T149637: Implement functionality for RC page 'Experience level' filters.

I would recommend a dedicated documentation task be opened for this, that has a clear scoped and doesn't get lost in a resolved task.

Apr 4 2021, 3:02 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-01-03_(1.29.0-wmf.7)), DBA, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q2-Oct-Dec-2016), Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page
Billinghurst added a comment to T149637: Implement functionality for RC page 'Experience level' filters.

This information needs to be transferred to Mediawikwiki, the only information that I could find about the functionality is slim pickings in scrum of scrums notes, and one-liner statements in release notes.

It would also be useful for noting that these are globally set and not wiki level configurable (Thanks @Reedy for checking).

Apr 4 2021, 1:54 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-01-03_(1.29.0-wmf.7)), DBA, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q2-Oct-Dec-2016), Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T149637: Implement functionality for RC page 'Experience level' filters.
Apr 4 2021, 1:43 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-01-03_(1.29.0-wmf.7)), DBA, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q2-Oct-Dec-2016), Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page
Billinghurst added a comment to T149637: Implement functionality for RC page 'Experience level' filters.

This information needs to be transferred to Mediawikwiki, the only information that I could find about the functionality is slim pickings in scrum of scrums notes, and one-liner statements in release notes.

Apr 4 2021, 1:25 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-01-03_(1.29.0-wmf.7)), DBA, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q2-Oct-Dec-2016), Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page

Apr 3 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T279232: Adding ability to write files to sister wikis where file exists at Commons—implement 'reupload-shared' right.

(Noting that I have already shifted the previously mentioned file and deleted at Commons as it was a copyright violation)

Apr 3 2021, 11:12 PM · Pywikibot-Scripts, Pywikibot
Billinghurst added a comment to T279232: Adding ability to write files to sister wikis where file exists at Commons—implement 'reupload-shared' right.

See also: T267535

Apr 3 2021, 11:05 PM · Pywikibot-Scripts, Pywikibot
Billinghurst updated the task description for T279232: Adding ability to write files to sister wikis where file exists at Commons—implement 'reupload-shared' right.
Apr 3 2021, 12:25 PM · Pywikibot-Scripts, Pywikibot
Billinghurst renamed T279232: Adding ability to write files to sister wikis where file exists at Commons—implement 'reupload-shared' right from Adding ability to write files where exists at Commons to Adding ability to write files to sister wikis where file exists at Commons—implement 'reupload-shared' right.
Apr 3 2021, 12:21 PM · Pywikibot-Scripts, Pywikibot
Billinghurst created T279232: Adding ability to write files to sister wikis where file exists at Commons—implement 'reupload-shared' right.
Apr 3 2021, 12:19 PM · Pywikibot-Scripts, Pywikibot
Billinghurst added a comment to T224382: Investigate why tools do not stay logged in for the duration of the session cookie.

@MusikAnimal <dancing> logged in for a couple of days now

Apr 3 2021, 11:13 AM · XTools
Billinghurst added a comment to T274747: Subpages are not exported where AuxTOC template indexes chapters.

Tried {{#tag:poem}} ?

Apr 3 2021, 9:49 AM · Parsoid, Community-Tech, WS Export

Mar 25 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T278184: Add ability to Download PDF of original scan of chapter/article.

As I said earlier, this is an immature proposal where you are not certain what you are wanting, or how to achieve it.

Mar 25 2021, 12:55 PM · Commons
Billinghurst edited projects for T278184: Add ability to Download PDF of original scan of chapter/article, added: Commons; removed WS Export, All-and-every-Wikisource.
Mar 25 2021, 12:49 AM · Commons
Billinghurst added a comment to T278184: Add ability to Download PDF of original scan of chapter/article.

It is still nothing to do with WS-EXPORT, which does nothing with scans, and nothing particularly to do with Wikisource that is reproducing CORRECTED text. WS does just uses the images for proofreading, nothing else. If it is a task then if it belongs anywhere, then it belongs at Commons related to the images.

Mar 25 2021, 12:48 AM · Commons

Mar 24 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T278184: Add ability to Download PDF of original scan of chapter/article.

Isn't this just downloading the file from archive.org (https://archive.org/details/popularsciencemo02newy) or wikicommons. Why would this be part of wikisource and wsexport when we are talking original images, it seems out of scope.

Mar 24 2021, 1:41 PM · Commons

Mar 16 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T276899: Read only time window needed for s7.

I've taken care of Tech News for this.

Mar 16 2021, 8:47 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), User-notice

Feb 18 2021

Billinghurst updated the task description for T275100: Change IA upload disallow on duplicate to a challenge.
Feb 18 2021, 3:46 AM · Community-Tech, IA Upload, Internet-Archive
Billinghurst created T275100: Change IA upload disallow on duplicate to a challenge.
Feb 18 2021, 1:21 AM · Community-Tech, IA Upload, Internet-Archive

Feb 11 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T274495: Genericize language on the Wikisource download button to remove specific models of tablet.

But it is for Kindles. We want to make things as easy as possible for those who just want to download. I reckon just leave it.

There are many devices from many manufacturers that can process this content. Instead of giving an advertisement for a Big Tech abuser, just make it generic. If you have one of their proprietary jails, you know which file types it uses.

Feb 11 2021, 12:39 PM · Community-Tech, WS Export
Billinghurst added a comment to T274439: Sort out two Global Search repositories on Github.

They were different versions of projects if I remember correctly, @MusikAnimal and EBernhardson did something new with their version 2. Where it belongs? <shrug>

Feb 11 2021, 11:00 AM · Wikimedia-GitHub, Tool-global-search
Billinghurst added a comment to T274495: Genericize language on the Wikisource download button to remove specific models of tablet.

But it is for Kindles. We want to make things as easy as possible for those who just want to download. I reckon just leave it.

Feb 11 2021, 10:54 AM · Community-Tech, WS Export

Feb 6 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T274027: WS Export: Don't show sidebar links in Page and Index namespaces.

If they want to build a work, wouldn't we encourage them to use the old PDF build tool.

Feb 6 2021, 10:59 AM · Community-Tech, WS Export

Jan 24 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T272345: pywikibot upload.py failing for me on toolforge.

@Xqt success! Thanks. Then just the usual hassle of parantheses in filenames and my forgetfulness of which ways they are handled, and fighting Commons existing filename blocking upload., but only after it has taken all the time to upload the file before it says YEAHNAH

Jan 24 2021, 10:09 PM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts
Billinghurst reopened T272345: pywikibot upload.py failing for me on toolforge as "Open".
Jan 24 2021, 11:03 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts

Jan 22 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T272345: pywikibot upload.py failing for me on toolforge.

Still failing

Jan 22 2021, 10:07 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts

Jan 19 2021

Billinghurst renamed T272345: pywikibot upload.py failing for me on toolforge from mywikibot upload.py failing for me on toolforge to pywikibot upload.py failing for me on toolforge.
Jan 19 2021, 9:54 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts
Billinghurst created T272345: pywikibot upload.py failing for me on toolforge.
Jan 19 2021, 9:53 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts

Jan 5 2021

Billinghurst added a comment to T264788: Wikisource: migrate API to Parsoid's API.

I compared the appearance of ebooks generated on test and production for a number of different ebooks, including those in the recently popular list.

I found a number of differences before and after this change. Many of these are not likely to be troubling to users. For example, margins between paragraphs sometimes differ, some text is aligned differently, some text is of different size.

BeforeAfter
Jan 5 2021, 7:47 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban-2020-21-Q3), All-and-every-Wikisource, WS Export
Billinghurst added a watcher for WS Export: Billinghurst.
Jan 5 2021, 7:40 AM
Billinghurst added a comment to T270367: Wikisource Export: Subpages not being included in some exports.

That may related to a missing class "ws-summary", I know that was added way back to ensure that things were generated properly with a table of contents. I remember nothing else. Never have found it where it is defined.

Jan 5 2021, 7:39 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban-2020-21-Q3), WS Export

Nov 21 2020

Billinghurst awarded T187686: Write an Ace worker for AbuseFilter and add clientside validation a Like token.
Nov 21 2020, 10:52 AM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.25; 2021-01-05), User-notice, AbuseFilter
Billinghurst added a comment to T264768: Avoid dangerous AbuseFilter edits.

Some comments as a global abuse filter writer.

Nov 21 2020, 10:49 AM · AbuseFilter

Nov 19 2020

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T138332: Interwiki links to/from Multilingual Wikisource.

@Ankry @Zyephyrus @Mahagaja @-jkb- care to make comment for your community? To me it is imperfect though better than not having a link. My biggest concern is that it won't be obvious to users to where to add mulWS links.

Nov 19 2020, 12:44 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.28; 2021-01-26), User-notice, All-and-every-Wikisource, Wikidata

Nov 9 2020

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T267535: Need -force on scripts/imagetransfer.py to transfer the file from Commons to another wiki .

@Xqt There seem to be quite a load of blockers within the system to this process, and think that they have been increasing in number, especially more recently. @Jdforrester-WMF may be able to comment or find someone who can.

Nov 9 2020, 11:51 PM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts
Billinghurst updated the task description for T267535: Need -force on scripts/imagetransfer.py to transfer the file from Commons to another wiki .
Nov 9 2020, 10:55 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts
Billinghurst created T267535: Need -force on scripts/imagetransfer.py to transfer the file from Commons to another wiki .
Nov 9 2020, 10:55 AM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-Scripts

Nov 1 2020

Billinghurst added a comment to T266907: AbuseFilter should provide error/warning messages in an API-friendly plaintext format.

They are the one static message from WMF messages—I am guessing they are translated at translatewiki

Nov 1 2020, 10:54 AM · AbuseFilter

Oct 31 2020

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T266944: AbuseFilterNotificationsPrivate: Enable notifications for private filters on es.wikipedia.

Have you looked to utilise @MusikAnimal 's AbuseFilterIRC

Oct 31 2020, 11:21 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, AbuseFilter

Oct 30 2020

Billinghurst added a comment to T266907: AbuseFilter should provide error/warning messages in an API-friendly plaintext format.

[Thought bubble too, not sure of whether it can be included or not.]

Oct 30 2020, 9:59 PM · AbuseFilter

Oct 18 2020

Billinghurst added a comment to T202684: Import the old per-year Wikimania wikis into the new Wikimania wiki, each under their namespace.

What would be the purpose of retaining them? In the scheme of things these wikis are tiny and the space and infrastructure debt would presumably be negligible, so the issue would be the value of keeping them as separate copies.

Oct 18 2020, 12:05 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 13 2020

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T263577: Wikisource: Implement adding Symfony 5 to WSExport.

@dom_walden that is part of each wiki's MediaWiki:Gadget-WSexport.js and in production at enWS it is now

//wsexport.wmflabs.org/wsexport/tool/book.php
Oct 13 2020, 2:09 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-2020-21-Q2), WS Export, All-and-every-Wikisource

Oct 6 2020

Billinghurst added a comment to T264731: archivebot.py => SyntaxError: invalid syntax.

Actually can we please get the documentation updated in to remove pwb.py. [I had removed it from my commands.]

Oct 6 2020, 12:27 PM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-archivebot.py
Billinghurst closed T264731: archivebot.py => SyntaxError: invalid syntax as Invalid.

Duh python3

Oct 6 2020, 12:23 PM · Pywikibot, Pywikibot-archivebot.py
Billinghurst closed T264732: touch.py => SyntaxError: invalid syntax as Invalid.

duh python3

Oct 6 2020, 12:21 PM · Pywikibot-touch.py