Fri, Jul 3
Thu, Jul 2
See https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Wikipedia/Plan#Task_P1.1:_Project_initialization, which explicitly mentions a bug (i.e. Phabricator) component.
Please make sure data does not got deleted when only a history revision is suppressed.
Wed, Jul 1
Tue, Jun 30
I don't like this solution, as community also want these data (T208425#5994513). I even think we should have a Hadoop installation in Labs.
Sat, Jun 27
Mon, Jun 22
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikirecords is a proposed project that will help to find upstream errors.
Pywikibot should allow infinite retry on maxlag timeout (unless in unit tests). At least the default number of retries should be increased to 1000.
For users familiar with English Wikipedia short descriptions, they may not easily understand the difference.
I mean e.g. to see the history of all pages created by one specific user.
Wed, Jun 17
Thu, Jun 11
Sun, Jun 7
I oppose using "blocklist" as it is easily misspelled.
Fri, Jun 5
Jun 2 2020
Jun 1 2020
May 31 2020
May 30 2020
Adding a character to $wgInvalidUsernameCharacters will not affect existing users. Still, I oppose adding it.
"Not so many users are aware of a workaround like this" is only a social problem, so I oppose any technical solution.
So adding to global Title blacklist will make it unusable in new accounts but does not require any change in MediaWiki software or Wikimedia config.
As this don't think a technical requirement (i.e. creating new accounts will not make these accounts unusable), I propose to only add it to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Title_blacklist. Other MediaWiki may not have ping template, and those having it can easily workaround via 1=Username.
May 29 2020
We have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Suppress_categories and interwiki may be suppressed in a similar way.
May 28 2020
May 27 2020
May 26 2020
In https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/approval_of_subject, it is proposed that an agreement may be appended in a signature. For example, when a explicit waiver of privacy is needed and explicitly agreenment for any reuse of 3rd-party is required.
May 25 2020
But for Wikidata maxlag issue a higher number of retry. For example for a lag of one hour we need 180-720 retries (this is only an extreme situation).
May 20 2020
The number of second was current Unix time/60, which means unavailable server are treated as have a epoch of zero.
May 17 2020
May 16 2020
May 15 2020
This user should email firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be able to create an account for the user. He should explicitly ask for the "captcha-exempt" user group which stewards may assign.
MediaWiki itself does not define a "steward" group.
@Ammarpad Unless there are other reasons not to do it, this should be revisited after the subtask is resolved.
May 14 2020
Are there any other use cases other than this? If there're no other use case this should be reopened with a blocking task.
This breaks Widars too as Widar sleeps 3*maxlag+1 seconds before edits, and now Widar sleeps 919 days.
Maxlag now climbed to 300+ days again: https://grafana.wikimedia.org/d/000000170/wikidata-edits?orgId=1&from=1589485983686&to=1589486256637
Notes backend QuickStatements batches seems broken for this reason.
May 9 2020
May 8 2020
This is a issue of https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadget-AuthorityControl.js.
May 7 2020
May 4 2020
Please use https in $wgWBClientSettings['repoUrl']. WikibaseClient.example.php is only an example, you should add the setting to InitialiseSettings.php (after any require_once) instead.
May 2 2020
Option 1: We should bundle URL shortener to the container.
Option 2: We should build a small standalone service as a replacement.
Option 3: The Short URL feature should be removed completely.
May 1 2020
getEntity is expensive, usage should be avoided.
Apr 30 2020
Apr 29 2020
Do you see anything in your browser console?