Billinghurst (sDrewth)
User

Projects

Today

  • Clear sailing ahead.

Tomorrow

  • Clear sailing ahead.

Monday

  • Clear sailing ahead.

User Details

User Since
Oct 6 2014, 10:50 PM (184 w, 4 d)
Availability
Available
IRC Nick
sDrewth
LDAP User
Billinghurst
MediaWiki User
Unknown

Recent Activity

Sat, Apr 14

Billinghurst added a comment to T192199: Proofread scan appearing tiny in wikisource, when creating a page.

As I see it is a rendering issue, and I am guessing something to do with ResourceLoader where the image is loading under the toolbar with a 15px height

Sat, Apr 14, 10:05 AM · Patch-For-Review, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Wed, Apr 11

Billinghurst added a comment to T188856: Kannada Wikisource All Index pages not show in Special:special:IndexPages.

I never looked at it. :-( @jayantanth ?

Wed, Apr 11, 2:49 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T191970: Marathi Wikipedia and Wikisource Message box not displaying the expected CSS.

There is a note in Wikitech news this week about changes about ambox and mobile

Wed, Apr 11, 2:47 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Tue, Apr 10

Billinghurst changed the visibility for F16892867: Mrs Charlotte Terwilliger Moffett Cartwright.
Tue, Apr 10, 9:49 PM
Billinghurst updated the name of F16892867: Mrs Charlotte Terwilliger Moffett Cartwright from "image.png" to "Mrs Charlotte Terwilliger Moffett Cartwright".
Tue, Apr 10, 6:25 AM

Sat, Apr 7

Billinghurst created T191686: Ability to blacklist based on sister wiki family or whitelist based on same.
Sat, Apr 7, 5:17 AM · SpamBlacklist

Fri, Apr 6

Billinghurst added a comment to T16910: Paragraph due to <poem compact> tag.

English Wikisource no longer uses it as it caused other issues which were resolved by simply using <poem>. This shouldn't be an issue

Fri, Apr 6, 10:53 AM · Wikisource, MediaWiki-extensions-Poem
Billinghurst added a comment to T57825: Overlapping with <noinclude> causes breakage (like <noinclude><poem></noinclude></poem>).

Seems that it would be better to flag this for a linter fix, rather than an ugly hack of wikimedia. We have to learn to do things properly, and it isn't as though it is problematic to close <poem> on one page and reopen on the next.

Fri, Apr 6, 10:44 AM · MediaWiki-Parser, MediaWiki-extensions-Poem

Tue, Mar 27

Billinghurst added a comment to T122712: Revert Engllish Wikisource to no differentiation between en/en-gb/en-ca mediawiki namespace messages and language settings.

@Xaosflux thanks. That is what I believe that I have been saying, or believed that I have been saying. And only where mediawiki namespace message has been customised, ie. is a local message.

Tue, Mar 27, 10:37 PM · Language-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Billinghurst added a comment to T122712: Revert Engllish Wikisource to no differentiation between en/en-gb/en-ca mediawiki namespace messages and language settings.

This is clearly a case of minor modifications (using shipped translations is still okay). One would think that for languages where we have XX and XX-LL that we can stem and identify same language. This is quite problematic for English language wikis where any person is using en-gb, en-ca, etc.

Tue, Mar 27, 1:25 PM · Language-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 20 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T188486: Let administrators Import from more sources on Marathi wikisource.

@Tiven2240 looks good to me, I can see seven import sources in the dropdown. Presumably you will test it on something to confirm

Mar 20 2018, 7:00 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 13 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T188537: Please update wmf-config/interwiki.php following on-wiki updates.

I saw it there. Seems that we have whole word searching, not stem searching. That makes searching significantly less useful. :-/

Mar 13 2018, 1:45 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Billinghurst added a comment to T188537: Please update wmf-config/interwiki.php following on-wiki updates.

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2018-03-13T12:04:07Z] <reedy@tin> Synchronized wmf-config/interwiki.php: T188537 (duration: 00m 57s)

Mar 13 2018, 1:37 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Billinghurst added a comment to T188537: Please update wmf-config/interwiki.php following on-wiki updates.

waiting two weeks for a requested sync update? ouch! one would hope that these central and significant tasks could be done within a few days

Mar 13 2018, 10:14 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 12 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T159796: IA Upload: "Failed to get specified page" DjVu generation error.

Processed, though I think that they are losing their text layer
https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Page:Gloucestershire_notes_and_queries,_volume_1.djvu/276&action=edit&redlink=1

Mar 12 2018, 11:16 AM · IA Upload, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a project to T189444: Interwiki map needs to be updated: Wikimedia-Site-requests.
Mar 12 2018, 9:35 AM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Billinghurst updated the task description for T189444: Interwiki map needs to be updated.
Mar 12 2018, 9:35 AM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Billinghurst created T189444: Interwiki map needs to be updated.
Mar 12 2018, 9:34 AM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 8 2018

MarcoAurelio awarded T72249: Ability to archive a section based on a template status, additional to age a Like token.
Mar 8 2018, 12:06 PM · Pywikibot-core, Pywikibot-archivebot.py

Mar 6 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T188844: An empty row is appended each time a page is previewed in Wikisource page namespace.

@Tpt I can reproduce in "core" 2006 JavaScript editor, Manual:EditPage.php and I know that numbers of us dinosaurs still edit through this as it is simpler and more efficient for WS purposes, and the fact that it is easier to hack custom buttons for it

Mar 6 2018, 11:17 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Mar 5 2018

Billinghurst added a project to T188844: An empty row is appended each time a page is previewed in Wikisource page namespace: ProofreadPage.
Mar 5 2018, 10:15 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T188885: Thumbnail missing for PDF file.

@Reedy still abnormally slow, start at https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AThe_New_Testament_of_Iesvs_Christ_faithfvlly_translated_into_English%2C_ovt_of_the_authentical_Latin%2C_diligently_conferred_with_the_Greek%2C_%26_other_Editions_in_diuers_languages.pdf and from the page dropdown on the right, pick any of the pages later in the work.

Mar 5 2018, 2:02 AM · media-storage, MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler

Mar 4 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T188856: Kannada Wikisource All Index pages not show in Special:special:IndexPages.

bah humbug, it seems that touch/purge in ywikibot needs either categories or transclusion; and I don't see that knWS uses index categorisation based on proofreading :-( I will have to purge all the pages and that will take a couple of hours. I have started it, though will have to look at it tomorrow to judge success.

Mar 4 2018, 12:24 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T188856: Kannada Wikisource All Index pages not show in Special:special:IndexPages.

@jayantanth I am having to push through as billinghurst as the bot doesn't have sufficient privileges to pull enough pages through the API. You may wish to put through the knWS community a request for permissions for wikisource-bot so we can do these things more easily.

Touching the files seems to be working fine. Why they are needing to be touched is unknown to me.

Mar 4 2018, 12:07 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikisource
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T188856: Kannada Wikisource All Index pages not show in Special:special:IndexPages.

@jayantanth I am having to push through as billinghurst as the bot doesn't have sufficient privileges to pull enough pages through the API. You may wish to put through the knWS community a request for permissions for wikisource-bot so we can do these things more easily.

Mar 4 2018, 10:47 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T188856: Kannada Wikisource All Index pages not show in Special:special:IndexPages.

I purged one, and it appeared in the list. Let me push Wikisource-bot through to see if touching the pages makes a difference, and if that doesn't then we can push a little harder.

Mar 4 2018, 10:32 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T152219: Statistics on Captcha success/failure rate.

We should clean these up a bit so they can serve as a validation of new captcha types:

  • differentiate between registrations which have Javascript and ones which don't (seems like ~90% of spambots do not have Javascript while most user do)
  • also between ones that use the API vs. web interface, and mobile v. desktop (most spambots seem to be using desktop web)
  • store username + captcha success rate in EventLogging so that it can be merged with block logs and editcounts later to get more accurate numbers for spambot vs. productive contributor captcha error rate then make the data easily available somewhere (grafana? ReportUpdater?)
Mar 4 2018, 6:31 AM · AICaptcha, Security-Team
Billinghurst added a comment to T188844: An empty row is appended each time a page is previewed in Wikisource page namespace.

@Ineuw can you please confirm that this is a proofread page issue (only happening in Page: ns) or a more general issue when editing in main ns. If just the first, then please add a tag for proofreadpage extension

Mar 4 2018, 12:48 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Mar 3 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T188802: String values with leading/trailing whitespace are (inconsistently) reported as invalid.

It definitely works that way for description and aliases. Otherwise, I will have to dig through the free text fields to see where it happens as I come across them.

Mar 3 2018, 12:42 PM · Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DataValues, Wikidata
Billinghurst renamed T188802: String values with leading/trailing whitespace are (inconsistently) reported as invalid from Adding property field Property:(P)742 (pseudonym) needs to ignore leading spaces to Adding property field Property:P742 (pseudonym) needs to ignore leading spaces.
Mar 3 2018, 1:11 AM · Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DataValues, Wikidata
Billinghurst renamed T188802: String values with leading/trailing whitespace are (inconsistently) reported as invalid from Adding property field Property:P742 (pseudonym) needs to ignore leading spaces to Adding property field Property:(P)742 (pseudonym) needs to ignore leading spaces.
Mar 3 2018, 1:11 AM · Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DataValues, Wikidata
Billinghurst renamed T188802: String values with leading/trailing whitespace are (inconsistently) reported as invalid from Adding property field P742 (pseudonym) needs to ignore leading spaces to Adding property field Property:P742 (pseudonym) needs to ignore leading spaces.
Mar 3 2018, 1:10 AM · Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DataValues, Wikidata
Billinghurst created T188802: String values with leading/trailing whitespace are (inconsistently) reported as invalid.
Mar 3 2018, 1:10 AM · Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DataValues, Wikidata

Feb 28 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T188486: Let administrators Import from more sources on Marathi wikisource.

@Tiven2240 start the discussion, and after a couple of weeks simply point to it. With the small communities it is about providing the opportunity for any discussion, rather than requiring a groundswell of YES votes. Smaller communities are understood, and this is not going to break anything, and it isn't an unreasonable request to complete once the community has been given the opportunity.

Feb 28 2018, 9:01 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Feb 27 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T188248: Create MAGIC WORD for wikisource as {{NUMBEROFINDEXFILE}}.

Forgot about the magic word, probably what happens when labelled not enabled; not enabled on enWS as {{PAGESINNAMESPACE:106}} I see the redlink Template:PAGESINNAMESPACE:106

Feb 27 2018, 10:28 AM · Wikisource

Feb 26 2018

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T188248: Create MAGIC WORD for wikisource as {{NUMBEROFINDEXFILE}}.

The request appears to be for a count for the number of pages in a specific namespace, which represents a count of the number of works that are being worked upon through proofreading process. Presumably having a direct count makes for easy statistical calculations as somewhat done at snapshot. It shouldn't be a difficult count, so it maybe depends on whether it is seen whether it is either

  1. something system generated as required
  2. generated by means of calculations, or
  3. externally generated then added as daily count
Feb 26 2018, 7:09 PM · Wikisource

Feb 25 2018

Billinghurst closed T188202: Can't transclude only one section from different language domain as Invalid.

Code maintained at mul.wikisource.org

Feb 25 2018, 12:47 PM · Wikisource

Feb 17 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T183457: regex or range search deleted contributions for IP addresses .

(Asking for a friend) is the same logic also translatable to [[Special:log/block]]? or are we just pushing excreta up hill? Happy to do another ticket, though only if it is considered doable. (no point otherwise).

Feb 17 2018, 12:44 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Feb 13 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T181889: Bug in Education program Namespace.

With this component it looks as though removing oneself, or removing someone else both utilise the same message.

Feb 13 2018, 12:43 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram, Education-Collab, CheckUser
Billinghurst added a comment to T181889: Bug in Education program Namespace.

I'd say this might be https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T112751 too? (private security ticket) Those with access, please check.

Feb 13 2018, 11:52 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram, Education-Collab, CheckUser

Feb 11 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata.

Put the NewUserMessage back as it is the prime reason that I started the message. I wrote above what I wished to be achieved please see suggestion a) or b) in original message. [I also had confirmed that two wikis which I mentioned as sending welcome messages were in init file.]

Feb 11 2018, 8:20 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata
Billinghurst added a project to T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata: MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage.
Feb 11 2018, 8:14 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata a Like token.
Feb 11 2018, 1:30 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata.

In WD there was the following report by @NicoScribe

Feb 11 2018, 5:49 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata

Feb 10 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T186950: Wikimedia wikis have empty logs for suppression.

@Jalexander said in IRC that it was only log visibility. :-)

Feb 10 2018, 9:22 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-13 (1.31.0-wmf.21)), MediaWiki-Logging, Regression, Patch-For-Review, Stewards-and-global-tools, Chinese-Sites
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T186950: Wikimedia wikis have empty logs for suppression.

@Kbrown to note as it may come up in a forthcoming conversation

Feb 10 2018, 11:28 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-13 (1.31.0-wmf.21)), MediaWiki-Logging, Regression, Patch-For-Review, Stewards-and-global-tools, Chinese-Sites
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T186950: Wikimedia wikis have empty logs for suppression.

@Anomie: there is a suggestion that rMW467ee1e82f1526ba4671f52936fd279eb5cda4f6 may be in some way related. Were suppressed logs visible after that alteration? or are you aware of other changes in that space?

Feb 10 2018, 11:26 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-13 (1.31.0-wmf.21)), MediaWiki-Logging, Regression, Patch-For-Review, Stewards-and-global-tools, Chinese-Sites
Pintoch awarded T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata a Like token.
Feb 10 2018, 10:53 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata
Billinghurst renamed T186950: Wikimedia wikis have empty logs for suppression from Wikimedia wikis have emtpy logs for suppression to Wikimedia wikis have empty logs for suppression.
Feb 10 2018, 10:10 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-13 (1.31.0-wmf.21)), MediaWiki-Logging, Regression, Patch-For-Review, Stewards-and-global-tools, Chinese-Sites
Billinghurst triaged T186950: Wikimedia wikis have empty logs for suppression as High priority.
Feb 10 2018, 9:48 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-13 (1.31.0-wmf.21)), MediaWiki-Logging, Regression, Patch-For-Review, Stewards-and-global-tools, Chinese-Sites
Billinghurst created T186950: Wikimedia wikis have empty logs for suppression.
Feb 10 2018, 9:34 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-13 (1.31.0-wmf.21)), MediaWiki-Logging, Regression, Patch-For-Review, Stewards-and-global-tools, Chinese-Sites
Mahir256 awarded T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata a Like token.
Feb 10 2018, 5:20 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata
Billinghurst renamed T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata from Message welcome bot at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata to Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata.
Feb 10 2018, 5:15 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata
Billinghurst created T186945: Message welcome bots at local wikis trigger due to edits at Wikidata.
Feb 10 2018, 5:05 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-NewUserMessage, Wikidata
Billinghurst added a comment to T112715: Enable different URL shorteners for WDQS.

Personally I still don't understand why the Wikidata-query-service doesn't generate their own shortened urls and own the resolution. It shouldn't have external security issues, and less in the way of abuse. Magnus has done that with petscan. Waiting for the broader WMF to resolve this is where there is no evident poltical will or impetus is becomng ... <crickets>.

Feb 10 2018, 2:54 AM · User-Smalyshev, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Feb 5 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T186478: Create keyboard shortcuts for navigating in ProofreadPage.

I would have thought that < and > were promising candidates though I hazard a guess that they are not standard on keyboards

Feb 5 2018, 11:56 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-13 (1.31.0-wmf.21)), Patch-For-Review, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Feb 2 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T144780: Translation Notification Bot sending the same message multiple times to every translator.

This task is not currently classified as UBN!, and per Language-Team's repository maintenance list we only look at UBN!s for this extension. This task will be considered when there is a focus on maintenance.

Feb 2 2018, 7:42 AM · User-Nikerabbit, MediaWiki-extensions-TranslationNotifications

Jan 20 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T111663: Tag AWB edits.

mimicked the "AWB" tag at English Wikisource, so available for confirmation testing

Jan 20 2018, 2:36 PM · Bot-Frameworks, WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Billinghurst added a comment to T111663: Tag AWB edits.

and

If we wanted to do it with abusefilter (for example)... We'd have to do some sort of global rule... Which doesn't seem very performant friendly, never mind trying to work out if it's actually AWB, without depending on something like the edit summary (then we can't actually remove "using AWB" from it)

Jan 20 2018, 2:27 PM · Bot-Frameworks, WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Billinghurst added a comment to T111663: Tag AWB edits.

Thanks. How do you do this? I'm bad at tags, and I think I'm not the only one. ;)
Given the number of people who subscribed to that task, an how-to would be super helpful!

I'm surprised to only see one edit tagged (as I'm writing). Are there not more people using AWB?

There are, but it's not MW deciding the tag needs to be added, it's AWB telling MW to add that tag for the edits. So unless someone is building it from source themselves, they're not going to be running the latest code with that actual update in it to add the tags.

So a release is needed so that this code is rolled out to more people

And I didn't really need to do much more testing to know it's working.

Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Tags (or the local page thereof), as an administrator (or someone with the managechangetags right), and then in the box at the top, add "AWB" as the name, and a reason of something sane... Click create.

It'll be added to the table below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Tag-AWB and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Tag-AWB-description then want defining to make something useful (you'll see redlink edit links against the AWB tag in the table int he meantime). The first being a wikilink back to the softwares local description page, or if there isn't one, to enwiki. The second one then being something describing what the tag defines, in this case "edits made with AWB"

Jan 20 2018, 10:42 AM · Bot-Frameworks, WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Billinghurst awarded T185309: Insert non-breaking spaces after the number inside a footnote a Like token.
Jan 20 2018, 8:52 AM · Cite
Billinghurst added a comment to T185309: Insert non-breaking spaces after the number inside a footnote.

I support this suggested change.

Jan 20 2018, 8:52 AM · Cite

Jan 18 2018

Billinghurst created T185185: Ability to "make list" for Special:LintErrors by identified type.
Jan 18 2018, 8:33 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Jan 17 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T166056: Add mw.wikibase.entity:getStatements for convenience.

has the functionality here been added to an FAQ or help pages on Wikidata and/or Meta?

Jan 17 2018, 12:37 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-16 (1.31.0-wmf.17)), Wikidata-Sprint-2018-01-03, Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata

Jan 9 2018

Billinghurst added a comment to T184194: Remove deprecated ResourceLoader alias modules for WikiEditor.

thanks for the pointer
{{done}} enwikisource

Jan 9 2018, 12:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), Chinese-Sites, Technical-Debt, WikiEditor
Billinghurst added a comment to T165112: Kill of most/all the WikiEditor RL modules.

Many of these are used in the wild by user scripts, so I've re-added them as aliases. We should do an mwgrep after this has been deployed so they can eventually be killed off.

Jan 9 2018, 12:24 AM · User-notice, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), Technical-Debt, VisualEditor, WikiEditor

Dec 30 2017

Billinghurst merged T183805: Add expiry option in protect.py into T183796: Set expiry date for page protection in protect.py.
Dec 30 2017, 1:31 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-Other-scripts
Billinghurst merged task T183805: Add expiry option in protect.py into T183796: Set expiry date for page protection in protect.py.
Dec 30 2017, 1:31 PM · Easy, Pywikibot-core
Billinghurst created T183796: Set expiry date for page protection in protect.py.
Dec 30 2017, 3:21 AM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-Other-scripts

Dec 29 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T154112: Editing session issue (TitleBlacklist related?) on *.wikipedia.org for Kvardek du.

I am wishing for meta's global title blacklist to be regex-checked. It has been indicated to me that the gerrit here may be part of the solution. Are we able to see whether that is the case, and if it is, are we able to look to implement this fix. Thanks.

Dec 29 2017, 12:53 PM · Patch-For-Review, TitleBlacklist, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Dec 21 2017

Billinghurst created T183457: regex or range search deleted contributions for IP addresses .
Dec 21 2017, 11:37 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
Billinghurst awarded T118024: When deleting Flow topic or post, contributions should appear in DeletedContributions a Orange Medal token.
Dec 21 2017, 11:29 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions

Dec 20 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).

@Billinghurst I was actually praising you for the report, for taking the time, and saying sorry it happened :-)

Dec 20 2017, 1:33 PM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst added a comment to T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).

fwiw the phabricator ticket came on the seventh fail in however many minutes. 3 using tool, then 2 using create item; ask in IRC, get response try again through special item on 2 PCs, so call that at least 10-15 minute period of occurrence, and that would only be minimum if I started in coincidence with it starting.

Dec 20 2017, 1:27 PM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst added a comment to T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).

if this is something that may recur, may I ask for the coordination of a more informative error message, or something that tells me to stop and come back soon?

Dec 20 2017, 12:54 PM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst added a comment to T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).

after a big gap in RecentChanges there is a trickle of item creations now occurring.

Dec 20 2017, 9:46 AM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).
Dec 20 2017, 9:38 AM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).
Dec 20 2017, 9:37 AM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst added a comment to T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).

tried a separate PC and got same resulting failure

Dec 20 2017, 9:37 AM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst created T183341: New item fails (Special and WEF tool).
Dec 20 2017, 9:36 AM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Database, Wikidata
Billinghurst added a comment to T54971: [Goal] Sitelinks to Incubator, OldWikisource and BetaWikiversity.

Ouch everyone. Merry Christmas to you all.

Dec 20 2017, 5:47 AM · Goal, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Dec 19 2017

Billinghurst closed T183133: Wrong (previous) scanned page displayed on Wikisource though correct page seems to be available as Invalid.

@Vladis13 @Ratte from the index: page you are looking for the icon

on the top right. On the rare occasions that a new file is overloaded the old file needs to be removed and the new file overlaid. Also useful if sometimes the text layer from the OCR is not showing.

Dec 19 2017, 6:53 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Dec 17 2017

Billinghurst created T183100: Restrict the ability of users to choose enwiki Draft: namespace for Wikidata interwiki links.
Dec 17 2017, 8:52 PM · Wikidata
Billinghurst added a comment to T139152: Add a feature to allow searching and importing/copying content from sister projects.

@Noe You have just changed the context of the request and I believe that it no longer reflects the initial desire. One would hope that the best solution is directly link and the text as it is at the wiki, ie. a translcusion, or transclusion-like.

If this is a new community desire, then it would be worthwhile linking to that change, as it seems to be your wish rather than the community's.

Dec 17 2017, 1:44 PM · Wikisource, Wiktionary, VisualEditor
Billinghurst renamed T139152: Add a feature to allow searching and importing/copying content from sister projects from Add a feature to allow searching and copying content from sister projects to Add a feature to allow searching and importing/copying content from sister projects.
Dec 17 2017, 1:42 PM · Wikisource, Wiktionary, VisualEditor

Dec 16 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T139152: Add a feature to allow searching and importing/copying content from sister projects.

@Noe You have just changed the context of the request and I believe that it no longer reflects the initial desire. One would hope that the best solution is directly link and the text as it is at the wiki, ie. a translcusion, or transclusion-like.

Dec 16 2017, 1:30 AM · Wikisource, Wiktionary, VisualEditor

Dec 11 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T178150: Index page creation in sa.wikisource does not transfer metadata.

I have the global sysop right.

Dec 11 2017, 8:07 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Billinghurst added a comment to T178150: Index page creation in sa.wikisource does not transfer metadata.

I don't see that the <pagelist /> is mentioned in our template: or mediawiki ns: pages at enWS, and it is so long since I have dug into those files, I would have to go back to first principles to see and remember what to do. I even think that there has been some diversification in how the wikis do some of this, with frWS having a module.

Dec 11 2017, 12:53 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Nov 30 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T181698: Headings of sections on "Gadgets" tab on Special:Preferences display escaped HTML after OOUI conversion.

@Base @Billinghurst I am sorry about the broken links, that's my mistake. I didn't realize formatting was allowed in the headings of gadgets' sections (there isn't any on the wikis I regularly use). I'll get it fixed today. (I think that is the only place where this occurs?)

We use the 50em width for all OOUI forms, it usually works well to prevent things like dropdowns and text fields from being insanely wide, although perhaps it's disputable whether it helps in the "Gadgets" sections of preferences (I think it looks just fine in all other ones), it looks especially silly because the into text of that sections is not wrapped for some reason. Can you file another task about this? (So that we can pretend the angry comments from everyone on this task did not happen…)

Nov 30 2017, 4:54 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-HTMLForm, Regression, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Billinghurst created T181733: MediaWiki:Gadgets-prefstext not wrapped in OOUI form in Special:Preferences.
Nov 30 2017, 4:53 PM · Gadgets, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Billinghurst added a comment to T181698: Headings of sections on "Gadgets" tab on Special:Preferences display escaped HTML after OOUI conversion.

that was edit conflict

Nov 30 2017, 4:44 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-HTMLForm, Regression, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Billinghurst added a comment to T181698: Headings of sections on "Gadgets" tab on Special:Preferences display escaped HTML after OOUI conversion.

Now I am confused, I pasted an image of English Wikisource broken links above. Subject headers used within Gadgets page. The Special:Gadgets page shows proper links, previously the Special:Preferences gadgets provided proper links, since the update to Oojs there are these broken links. [Apologies for not pasting the actual url, it was a dash out the door job.]

Nov 30 2017, 4:39 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-HTMLForm, Regression, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Marostegui awarded T113842: `pr_index` to be replicated to Labs public databases a Mountain of Wealth token.
Nov 30 2017, 10:52 AM · Patch-For-Review, DBA, Data-Services
Billinghurst added a comment to T181698: Headings of sections on "Gadgets" tab on Special:Preferences display escaped HTML after OOUI conversion.

and some wikilinks are broken in heading lines

Nov 30 2017, 9:01 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-HTMLForm, Regression, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Nov 28 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T181501: Problem in (Add links).

As javascripts / gadgets can be competing, has the user gone back to defaults, or used the quick means to neutralise gadgets and personalisation (and I cannot remember off the top of my head the quick means to do that).

Nov 28 2017, 8:49 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata

Nov 22 2017

Billinghurst created T181160: Timeless loses definition of templatedata parameters.
Nov 22 2017, 3:46 PM · Timeless
Billinghurst updated the task description for T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.
Nov 22 2017, 10:18 AM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless
Billinghurst added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

.

Some thoughts for the developers

  • that the skin should be clearly identified as beta in the preferences, with a help link, and a feedback link

That sounds reasonable. Id have to look in to how changable the special:preferences layout is. Im not sure off the top of my head. (I suppose if worst came to worse we could use js but thats really ugly)

However, Id be opposed to using the "beta features" tab for this, as i dont think it makes sense to have an off by default preference controlling weather a second off by default preference exists.

Nov 22 2017, 10:13 AM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless
Billinghurst added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

@Iniquity here is an alternative point of view.

Nov 22 2017, 4:42 AM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless

Nov 19 2017

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T73989: Installation of pdf2djvu.

I believe that this is used by ia-upload on tools.wmflabs to create djvu files as part of its machinations for PDF files from archive.org since they stopped generating djvu files
@Samwilson ?

Nov 19 2017, 10:17 PM · Wikisource, Tools