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Today

Billinghurst added a comment to T111663: Tag AWB edits.

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

Sat, Jan 20, 2:36 PM · Patch-For-Review, 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)

Sat, Jan 20, 2:27 PM · Patch-For-Review, 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"

Sat, Jan 20, 10:42 AM · Patch-For-Review, Bot-Frameworks, WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Billinghurst awarded T185309: Insert non-breaking spaces after the number inside a footnote a Like token.
Sat, Jan 20, 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.

Sat, Jan 20, 8:52 AM · Cite

Thu, Jan 18

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

Wed, Jan 17

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?

Wed, Jan 17, 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

Tue, Jan 9

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

thanks for the pointer
{{done}} enwikisource

Tue, Jan 9, 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.

Tue, Jan 9, 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

Sat, Dec 30

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

Fri, Dec 29

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.

Fri, Dec 29, 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

Nov 15 2017

Billinghurst merged task T172596: LinkSearch should be protocol neutral rather than favour http: as default behaviour into T14810: Special:Linksearch should default to all protocols (protocol-less column for externallinks).
Nov 15 2017, 10:59 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
Billinghurst merged T172596: LinkSearch should be protocol neutral rather than favour http: as default behaviour into T14810: Special:Linksearch should default to all protocols (protocol-less column for externallinks).
Nov 15 2017, 10:59 PM · Discovery, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Billinghurst added a comment to T106516: Greyscale pngs without gAMA chunk rendered with incorrect contrast [or setting the gamma in GIMP exports to PNG].

This problem is not just GIMP-related. I regularly make PNG files with the FastStone Image Viewer - typically from converted jp2-files - and it irritates me considerably that they get such a pale appearance in the thumbs. What can be done?

Nov 15 2017, 12:41 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management, Patch-For-Review, Easy, Upstream, Commons

Nov 13 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T120288: Enable MP3 uploads on Wikimedia Commons and TMH playback.

To ask the question explicitly ...

Nov 13 2017, 10:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, TimedMediaHandler, WMF-Legal, UploadWizard, Commons, User-notice, Multimedia

Nov 8 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T179790: Offer PDF export of entire wikisource proofread books.

This isn't clear to me what you are trying to achieve, and how it would be different from downloading a PDF from the main namespace

Nov 8 2017, 9:48 PM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource, Collection
Billinghurst added a comment to T4700: Pre-save transform skips extensions using wikitext (gallery, references, footnotes, Cite, status indicators, pipe trick, subst, signatures).

and I would love to see this added to the projects for fixing that are coming up. It is truly time that this got resolved for all wikis.

Nov 8 2017, 11:41 AM · Cite, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Parser
Billinghurst added a comment to T4700: Pre-save transform skips extensions using wikitext (gallery, references, footnotes, Cite, status indicators, pipe trick, subst, signatures).

@Thryduulf use {{#tag:ref|}} or {{subst:#tag:ref|}} and it will work

Nov 8 2017, 11:40 AM · Cite, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Parser
Billinghurst added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

I'd more interested in some of the other wikis that put their approvals up months ago.

Nov 8 2017, 11:12 AM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless

Nov 2 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T179045: Wikibase prefix search for IDs is case sensitive.

This next fix has worked. Hopefully this one will not need reverting.

Nov 2 2017, 12:44 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-31 (1.31.0-wmf.6)), User-Smalyshev, Discovery-Search (Current work), Patch-For-Review, Regression

Oct 28 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T179158: PagesWithoutScans not taking account of __DISAMBIG__.

from enWS perspective, couldn't tell you, we well hit the 5000 limit well before disambiguation pages

Oct 28 2017, 2:55 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T179130: chomp leading spaces and tabs from lookahead function in wikidata field entry.

as a comment, I believe that we also used to have a terminating chomp of trailing space as part of the lookahead function, and now the addition of a space is literal in lookahead. If that is purposeful behaviour, okay; if it is not, then maybe it can be looked at again.

Oct 28 2017, 2:52 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), User-Smalyshev, CirrusSearch, Discovery, Discovery-Search, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Regression, Wikidata

Oct 27 2017

Billinghurst created T179130: chomp leading spaces and tabs from lookahead function in wikidata field entry.
Oct 27 2017, 12:22 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), User-Smalyshev, CirrusSearch, Discovery, Discovery-Search, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Regression, Wikidata

Oct 26 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T179045: Wikibase prefix search for IDs is case sensitive.

Items are resolved, though still not functioning for properties. Type "p31" and match not found, type "P31" and "instance of" appears.

Oct 26 2017, 11:09 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-31 (1.31.0-wmf.6)), User-Smalyshev, Discovery-Search (Current work), Patch-For-Review, Regression

Oct 23 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T177711: Notify users about ccnorm_contains_any and update abuse filter documentation.

Great addition, many thanks.

Oct 23 2017, 10:44 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 7), User-notice, AbuseFilter, I18n, AntiSpoof

Oct 18 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

Can someone add this to en.wikipedia as an optional skin please. ~~~~

Oct 18 2017, 10:11 AM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless

Oct 14 2017

D3r1ck01 awarded T177485: [Regression] focus is not in value field after selecting a property for a new statement a Mountain of Wealth token.
Oct 14 2017, 10:21 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Need-volunteer, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Oct 10 2017

Billinghurst renamed T177813: Makelist Special:Lintererrors available through source: "Special page" from Makelist Special:Linter errors available through source: "Special page" to Makelist Special:Lintererrors available through source: "Special page".
Oct 10 2017, 3:24 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Billinghurst created T177813: Makelist Special:Lintererrors available through source: "Special page".
Oct 10 2017, 3:22 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Oct 6 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T177485: [Regression] focus is not in value field after selecting a property for a new statement.

I tried to reproduce this, and even did a "git bisect" to find a possible regression, but was unable to locate one. Can you please provide more detailed steps to reproduce the issue? For example:

  • What is the exact button you click to start your process? I assume you are clicking "add statement" to select a property that was not on the entity before.
  • What exactly are you typing? (Please provide a real world example, e.g. you are typing "occ" to find "occupation".)
  • Are you using the mouse or enter to select a property? Are you using the cursor keys?
  • What happens, and what do you expect?

@thiemowmde

  • manually undertaking "add statement" or "add qualifier" [type property name or number, select it with mouse (usually)]
  • following selection of the property, there is no active cursor (it used to focus within the box for the addition of the item or data)

    Typical example for me is
  • putting a "serial ordinal" for given names
  • following selection of the property I used to be able to just type the number as the cursor was focused in the corresponding field awaiting data input, now I have to click into the field to type the number.
Oct 6 2017, 1:34 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Need-volunteer, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Oct 5 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T177485: [Regression] focus is not in value field after selecting a property for a new statement.

I tried to reproduce this, and even did a "git bisect" to find a possible regression, but was unable to locate one. Can you please provide more detailed steps to reproduce the issue? For example:

  • What is the exact button you click to start your process? I assume you are clicking "add statement" to select a property that was not on the entity before.
  • What exactly are you typing? (Please provide a real world example, e.g. you are typing "occ" to find "occupation".)
  • Are you using the mouse or enter to select a property? Are you using the cursor keys?
  • What happens, and what do you expect?
Oct 5 2017, 10:16 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Need-volunteer, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
Billinghurst created T177485: [Regression] focus is not in value field after selecting a property for a new statement.
Oct 5 2017, 12:40 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Need-volunteer, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Sep 27 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

@Dereckson or @Isarra hi, i am wondering could you start the local consensus on the en wiki for deployment there please?

Sep 27 2017, 8:14 AM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless

Sep 21 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T176393: TwoColConflict is overriding EditPage for all ContentFormats.

not sure what I am meant to be seeing, or not seeing. All works as expected for me.

Sep 21 2017, 8:31 AM · WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-10-17, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q2-Oct-Dec-2017), WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Patch-For-Review, TCB-Team, Two-Column-Edit-Conflict-Merge, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Sep 10 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T175474: Enable upload of MakeHuman file formats on Commons to aid license compliance....

Also, the request seems quite vague against specific requirements that you are looking to have undertaken. Are you able to provide some exact changes that you require and where you would expect those changes to be made.

Sep 10 2017, 1:37 PM
Billinghurst added a comment to T175474: Enable upload of MakeHuman file formats on Commons to aid license compliance....

Can you please point to a community consensus for this request. And not a deletion conversation.

Sep 10 2017, 1:33 PM

Sep 4 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T174877: Spambots as IP addresses and as accounts again prolific within WMF wikis.

I understand the difficulty on this matter @Reedy, however, it is not something which a simple admin can either control, or direct. I can report what I am seeing in that I can report on the relative rates that I see. I can report from several wikis (probably better than many), though I cannot give a holistic PoV. I cannot report on the success or failure of the blocking that is done as it is not available to me, and I cannot say that I see that reported by WMF. I can just see rates. [I gave up stewardry as spam response was one of the prime factors that wore me out that I ended up I was just uselessly—and unsupported—pissing on fires.]

Sep 4 2017, 1:20 AM · Support-and-Safety, Security-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Sep 3 2017

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T174877: Spambots as IP addresses and as accounts again prolific within WMF wikis.
Sep 3 2017, 5:48 AM · Support-and-Safety, Security-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Billinghurst created T174877: Spambots as IP addresses and as accounts again prolific within WMF wikis.
Sep 3 2017, 5:48 AM · Support-and-Safety, Security-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Billinghurst added a comment to T126584: Create Author namespace in Odia Wikisource.

@Jayprakash12345 umm ... This matter has been back with odWS for quite a while, we are waiting on your community to do its bit.

Sep 3 2017, 5:30 AM · Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T54971: [Goal] Sitelinks to Incubator, OldWikisource and BetaWikiversity.

Well said @Koavf. mulWS is definitely a permanent home for some works and if Wikidata is to function fully there needs to be a means to link to these works. We are falling into an area where it seems that some are wiping their hands and walking away, and that is disrespectful for those pour their time into works yet who are captured by the hierarchy that has been created for them.

Sep 3 2017, 5:26 AM · Goal, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Aug 14 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T73989: Installation of pdf2djvu.

I was able to convert with Phe's tools, though it lost text layers and I had to OCR each page

Aug 14 2017, 12:02 PM · Wikisource, Tools

Aug 11 2017

Billinghurst renamed T173147: phetools: Sortable charts in Wikisource stats from Sortabe charts in Wikisource stats to Sortable charts in Wikisource stats.
Aug 11 2017, 9:46 PM · Tools, Wikisource

Aug 5 2017

Billinghurst created T172596: LinkSearch should be protocol neutral rather than favour http: as default behaviour.
Aug 5 2017, 12:44 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
Billinghurst added a comment to T172508: De overload {{nop}} at Wikisource, by implementing appropriate back end support or magic words, to provide hints to back-end..

If we have a particular issue with template expansion with the use of tables, then that may be the methodology in how we build templates. The forthcoming ability to do template styles will give us the ability to explore how we can do things in a different way, though whether it will suitably manage or affect the template expansion matter I am yet to see.

Aug 5 2017, 5:33 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource
Billinghurst removed a project from T172508: De overload {{nop}} at Wikisource, by implementing appropriate back end support or magic words, to provide hints to back-end.: MediaWiki-extensions-LabeledSectionTransclusion.
Aug 5 2017, 5:30 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource
Billinghurst added a comment to T172508: De overload {{nop}} at Wikisource, by implementing appropriate back end support or magic words, to provide hints to back-end..

I find it difficult to believe that enWS's use of {{nop}} is the issue here, it is a nothing template, I would think that there are other templates in use that are problematic. You should be looking at the html commentsof "NewPP limit report" in a main ns page to identify the issues and the pages.

Aug 5 2017, 5:30 AM · ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Aug 2 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T172286: Cognate should support custom namespaces.

T74525 is WSes ticket for harmonisation of namespaces for ProofreadPage

Aug 2 2017, 1:43 PM · Wikisource, Cognate

Jul 25 2017

zhuyifei1999 awarded T149788: Enable administrators to see metadata of deleted images a Love token.
Jul 25 2017, 10:06 AM · User-Josve05a, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Multimedia

Jul 13 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T170473: Wikis have content namespaces that are possibly accidentally excluded from the default results of Special:Search.

enWS has been managing its namespace in this regard. We treat our default ns for search and content nss differently. As such our page: ns. is included in content, BUT not included in default search. Most users should be directed to our presentation workspaces main/author:/portal:/translation: nss rather than our workspaces of page:/index: where we do the bulk of our editing, and and formatting.

Jul 13 2017, 12:00 PM · Readers-Community-Engagement, Bengali-Sites, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikisource

Jul 9 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T167563: (English Wikisource) Having H: namespacealias mapped to Help: namespace.

{{done}}, all redirects so deleted. Thanks everyone for their work on this item

Jul 9 2017, 1:51 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikisource
Billinghurst updated subscribers of T169979: Update to interwiki map.

@Masti did it today, thanks for the reminder.

Jul 9 2017, 1:11 AM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 8 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T169979: Update to interwiki map.

:-) Thanks for prompt deployment

Jul 8 2017, 12:50 AM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 7 2017

Billinghurst renamed T169979: Update to interwiki map from UPdate to interwiki map to Update to interwiki map.
Jul 7 2017, 12:33 PM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Billinghurst created T169979: Update to interwiki map.
Jul 7 2017, 12:32 PM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jun 26 2017

Billinghurst updated the task description for T168810: Chomp leading and trailing spaces in Property:P742.
Jun 26 2017, 1:27 AM · Wikidata
Billinghurst updated the task description for T168810: Chomp leading and trailing spaces in Property:P742.
Jun 26 2017, 1:27 AM · Wikidata
Billinghurst updated the task description for T168810: Chomp leading and trailing spaces in Property:P742.
Jun 26 2017, 1:25 AM · Wikidata
Billinghurst created T168810: Chomp leading and trailing spaces in Property:P742.
Jun 26 2017, 1:24 AM · Wikidata

Jun 13 2017

Billinghurst updated subscribers of T152219: Statistics on Captcha success/failure rate.

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Jun 13 2017, 12:03 PM · Security-Team
Billinghurst added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

I think that I had a misconception here. This is indeed about removing it from MediaWiki without providing a replacement.

There may be a replacement; that depends upon whether anyone volunteers to write it. There is no technical impediment to copying this into a local gadget or making a user script that could be run by interested individuals on all the wikis.

In fact, this may already have been done, because we have a lot more people at two wikis saying "I'm using this" than the preferences database knows about. Speaking of which:

@Beeswaxcandle, please look at the Editing tab of Special:Preferences at the English Wikisource. The actual prefs settings matters more than your editing toolbar (because the appearance could have already been replaced by a local gadget or user script). Please tell me what the settings are for the section of prefs that's shown in the first screenshot at T30856#3335615 .

Jun 13 2017, 11:02 AM · User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Billinghurst added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

@Whatamidoing-WMF @Jdforrester-WMF : thank you. I don't understand why we don't wait for everything to be ready instead, but that should do it. That would be awesome if you could drop me an email once the beta cluster is ready, so that I don't miss the opportunity.

Thanks again.

@ everyone : I believe there are a few differences between the French Wikipedia gadget and the original toolbar (a few additional buttons, maybe), but it should be very easy to adapt for other wikis.

Jun 13 2017, 10:58 AM · User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jun 10 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T167563: (English Wikisource) Having H: namespacealias mapped to Help: namespace.

Oh, and there are pages currently with these "shortcuts" so it will probably need that script run that is made to fix pages and namespaces (vaguely waving hands about not remembering exactly what was done last time just remembering there was the additional process).

Jun 10 2017, 1:56 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikisource
Billinghurst created T167563: (English Wikisource) Having H: namespacealias mapped to Help: namespace.
Jun 10 2017, 4:30 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikisource

Jun 9 2017

Billinghurst added a comment to T167491: Validation option coming up for not-proofread pages in English Wikisource.

I am slightly concerned about the whole scenario.

Jun 9 2017, 4:10 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, ProofreadPage
Billinghurst added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

and my toolbar

Jun 9 2017, 3:59 PM · User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Billinghurst added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

Actual usage is very low. As these are private settings I can't list individuals, but here are some quick numbers on accounts with more than 100 edits ever (trying to exclude newbies who've stumbled into it) which have this setting:

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@Jdforrester-WMF Have you looked at this usage for the Wikisources? I would think that numbers of the Wikisources utilise these toolbars (I know that I do). For the work that we do it is a cleaner and easier toolbar to use, *and* it is far easier to learn to code for the old toolbar than the new.

Sure:

WikiTotalActive last 6moActive last 1mo
enwikisource100
ruwikisource110
frwikisource000
dewikisource000
eswikisource000
ptwikisource000
Jun 9 2017, 3:54 PM · User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Billinghurst added a comment to T158842: Update wording re associated Wikidata item following move.

:-)

Jun 9 2017, 3:34 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Patch-For-Review, Need-volunteer, Easy, Wikidata