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Aug 14 2018

DCDuring added a comment to T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org.

I would think that a "design choice" that most observers here find appears to be a bug is a poor design choice. I find it a little odd that poor design choices of this kind are supposedly not with the purview of phabricator. Since I am sure that this is not the first time a "design choice" was perceived as a bug, I am also disappointed that there isn't a way to export the comments to a more appropriate venue and to direct users to a specific page where the discussion can get attention from the responsible parties, assuming some will take responsibility.

Aug 14 2018, 5:19 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Aug 9 2018

DCDuring added a comment to T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org.

But shouldn't a soft launch allow the rapid correction of a mistake and not the rejection or low-prioritizing of such a correction?

Aug 9 2018, 9:26 AM · wikimediafoundation.org
DCDuring added a comment to T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org.

Why is this lowest priority? The page is intended to promote WMF to the general public. Isn't that important? The insertion of some bit of text from any language not the user's own is confusing at best and may be off-putting or make the whole effort and WMF look amateurish.

Aug 9 2018, 8:19 AM · wikimediafoundation.org

Feb 28 2018

DCDuring added a comment to T188492: Lua memory profiling support.

A relatively fast-loading, but typical, example of the resulting problem is at:

Feb 28 2018, 12:50 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, Performance

Dec 10 2017

DCDuring added a comment to T51541: Add "thanks" links to Special:Watchlist and Special:Contributions.

It's easy to think of use cases that might have someone asking someone else
to do something with material prepared offline or to execute or resume
executing a known routine. When there is an indication that task execution
has commenced thanks might be warranted. How common such situations might
be I don't know. I have been grateful for someone resuming execution of a
long-dormant bot at Wiktionary.

Dec 10 2017, 4:50 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Patch-For-Review, Thanks

Sep 28 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T105693: Better progress indication and/or notification of completion of dump files for specific wikis and files.

Projected availability date for each file would be ideal, based on all
known contributing factors, as soon as they are known. When something goes
wrong, projecting availability 'no sooner than" a date would be even more
valuable.

Sep 28 2015, 11:19 AM · Dumps-Generation

Sep 15 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T105847: Combined latest revision article dumps are 404s in some languages.

For a user a problem isn't resolved until the operation in question has
been run with the desired tools, automation and integration somewhat
predictably. I keep on noticing that scripts have to modified, schedule
smoothed out, etc. Thus the user problem doesn't really seem resolved at
the time all associated tasks have been performed and marked as resolved.

Sep 15 2015, 6:57 PM · Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Sep 2 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T105693: Better progress indication and/or notification of completion of dump files for specific wikis and files.

Now it looks like we're getting the dumps processed TOO FAST.

Sep 2 2015, 11:57 PM · Dumps-Generation

Aug 31 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T105693: Better progress indication and/or notification of completion of dump files for specific wikis and files.

I already use an RSS feed service to let me know when the dump of interest to me IS available.

Aug 31 2015, 2:22 PM · Dumps-Generation

Aug 10 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T105847: Combined latest revision article dumps are 404s in some languages.

Thanks for leaving it open for now. I hope it can be closed soon based on demonstrable success, even if it subsequently blows up again..

Aug 10 2015, 2:34 PM · Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Jul 13 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T105693: Better progress indication and/or notification of completion of dump files for specific wikis and files.

See T89273 which led to the changes, intended to be and apparently an improvement in the reliability of the dump process.

Jul 13 2015, 7:10 PM · Dumps-Generation
DCDuring created T105693: Better progress indication and/or notification of completion of dump files for specific wikis and files.
Jul 13 2015, 3:04 PM · Dumps-Generation

Jun 19 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T89273: Produce stub dumps for all wikis as soon as a new month starts, then generate all other dumps on second round-robin cycle.

Re: "ought to update the docs"

Jun 19 2015, 3:45 PM · Dumps-Generation

Jun 17 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T89273: Produce stub dumps for all wikis as soon as a new month starts, then generate all other dumps on second round-robin cycle.

Doesn't this approach increase the staleness of the dumps that are later in the cycle?

Jun 17 2015, 6:55 PM · Dumps-Generation
DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

This schedule for running the dumps makes them a little (about a week for enwikt) more stale than they used by the time they are finished. Are there capacity/efficiency/reliability gains that offset the staleness?

Jun 17 2015, 5:51 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Jun 16 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

Just a few more bid wikis to go before we can declare victory, at least in the battle, if not the war.

Jun 16 2015, 12:15 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Jun 8 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

I suppose that I thought that the incomplete May dumps, eg, no pages-articles dump or enwikt should have been a red flag.

Jun 8 2015, 7:14 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown
DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

But other end-user items were subsumed into this one.

Jun 8 2015, 3:06 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Jun 4 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

I assumed you had a sound basis for your prediction, but the prediction
isn't the fact.

Jun 4 2015, 10:50 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown
DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

If this is to be an application open to ordinary Wiktionary project
contributors, then the criterion for closure has to be something like "what
failed ran", not "One person (no matter how skilled!) confidently predicts
that what failed will run".

Jun 4 2015, 9:51 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown
DCDuring reopened T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate as "Open".

Opening for now, pending completion of full cycle of runs.

Jun 4 2015, 1:32 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown
DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

Why is this closed before we know whether the fix actually fixed things all the way to completion of the runs on which the process choked before.

Jun 4 2015, 1:32 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Jun 1 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T15063: Special page for recent changes in unwatched articles.
Jun 1 2015, 2:02 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Design

May 27 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T15063: Special page for recent changes in unwatched articles.

How would we know it was a small number of users? A small number of contributors perhaps. It only effects what we estimate to be the more than a million unwatched pages at English Wiktionary. If we could do some kind of retrospective review of unwatched pages that have been changed since the first few minutes after their creation run at least once we would know for a fact whether it should be low priority as a continuing matter,

May 27 2015, 12:36 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Design

May 26 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T15063: Special page for recent changes in unwatched articles.

Why is the priority now low? It looks like scanned arbitrary decision to me.

May 26 2015, 7:17 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Design

May 19 2015

DCDuring added a comment to T98585: snaphot1004 running dumps very slowly, investigate.

Do the partial-dump wikis in the queue have the place indicated or will they jump before those that have had full dumps more recent than their last full dumps?

May 19 2015, 4:30 PM · Operations, Datasets-General-or-Unknown