Thu, Jan 16
@Aklapper please step away from this excessive behavior. You don't want this, we already noticed that but stop blocking our opinions and ideas without a valid reason!
I would like to reopen this task and discuss pros and contras
Sat, Jan 11
Fri, Jan 10
Please see T242465 for an example case. You know I am not alone, you closed the Task as duplicate of T229064. Please see also T44085#5127606. There are cases and they are described in the Tasks that were closed.
@Legoktm I also cannot find any discussion for that.
Unused links could not be reused like described in T242465 but as you showed me it seems not welcome to have custom shortURLs.
I didn't knew how to link meaningfully to T242465, then I forgot it... There are cases where I just need the shortURL for one or two guys in single use to tell them the URL via telephone. Such links aren't needed to live forever but others may like to have w.wiki/HB for a permanent solution.
Another solution is a checkbox "Delete when not called for <number-of-days> days".
Dec 5 2019
Nov 26 2019
Nov 24 2019
See also: T239018 (Request for removing the whole trending-section from dewiki app)
Nov 19 2019
Well, most vocal people are the ones who have the power in a democracy :)
@Aklapper Originally I wanted to wait until the current poll on dewiki is finished. The currently running survey on dewiki shows a clear aversion to the whole "beliebt" (popular) section in the app. They want to see the feature hanging!
Instead of waiting for the result, because you're dragging me to act, I close the task as rejected (by the community).
Nov 17 2019
Oh sorry: yeah it's a feature request for the parent task for all sites, specially for spenden.wikimedia.org where I saw it. My uncle donated and with 65 years he had large problems with filling the fields.
Didn't wrote it cause I didn't saw it here before to mark proposals as proposals.
Nov 16 2019
@MusikAnimal, that's what we can see since month:
Nov 15 2019
Version was unreviewed and reviewed again
Nov 9 2019
An additional idea: If the captcha wasn't entered correctly you can skip it without counting the request
Nov 6 2019
Yeah, the magic word is "sometimes" for me. Of course a few techies will still love it to read the articles via API but what we want to show the other users on the main page is not those requests. We wanna show which articles are interesting the society. So I think that's not an argument and we can neglect this <0.00001% case (not counting the requests via api).
You can still run curl or wget but you'll be limited to 50 requests (if you request the same lemma again and again). But why should you do that in one hour as "normal" user? And let's suppose that you have such a case then it's not a "normal" user case and if you want to do more than 50 requests nobody will stop you if you use ?robot=true but then it's a non-human case and we wanna show which articles are interesting the society.
Nov 4 2019
See also T232992#5632739. It is important!
That's why I suggested 2 month :)
@Aklapper maybe we don't have the same scope with "API".
The first solution is to allow access only via api-token but that's not in that what wikipedia stands for so I would just count human HTTP requests and the API is exepted from the most-viewed counter and the captcha.
Nov 3 2019
I need to reopen the task as I see that the articles are still on top of most viewed articles. It doesn't help to remove falst traffic, we need either to remove these articles from the index or removing this whole list to combat against it. If the articles are removed from index Mr. Sammet and co. have no chance to get into it if they would become famous so I propose a time-based "ban" of maybe 2 Month.
Oct 18 2019
Oct 17 2019
Please try to use this task only for task-specific information. You can answer me on the (your) linked user talk page.
If you want to code, see here (you can change the language) and here.
We use Gerrit to review code, the git origin is also on gerrit: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Gerrit/Tutorial
@75pollet as I see you are new here, i'll write you on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:75pollet
Oct 5 2019
Sep 30 2019
Aha found it! The original MP4-file was larger than 10MB (see T94564) If the file is larger than 10MB it fails with "No configured storage" instead of "File too big"... So after converting it from MP4 to webm and back to MP4 it doesn't look so nice now :(
@Charlotte is it possible to upload the Video here on Phab? I think that would be better than on commons (also licensing)
Sep 28 2019
Sep 26 2019
Many thanks for the detailed answer, I had not expected that at all. Yes, I can already imagine that with 20 billion questions a day there would be several hundred thousand errors so filtering this is difficult. It did not let me go and I thought about it further. So another idea: Wouldn't it be realistic to extend selected APIs (e.g. everything that has to do with editing, where errors are critical for the user) in such a way that they output an error ID under which they store the error information centrally for a certain time (e.g. 30d)?
Sep 19 2019
Aug 23 2019
Ah okay and that's obviously disabled I understand.
A stupid question: Are there any techniques implemented to synchronize replications or to report faulty replications? This will not be the only error. As I read you got all this information from logs as textfiles...
Jul 4 2019
I set a new priority because the risk is moderate but the impact is disastrous. Hours of work gone.
Jul 3 2019
Same problem, again and again. Not reproducable, happens randomized.
Jun 26 2019
Jun 25 2019
Thank you, perfect, thats correct.
It's about the VisualEditor :)
Jun 18 2019
May 21 2019
Okay, thank you! So I'm not alone.
May 18 2019
Just wanna ask if you could explain me the current status. I currently stuck on this problem while editing :)
May 7 2019
Sorry I don't know, I'm just reporting the 404 :)
May 4 2019
Apr 20 2019
Server works now.
Apr 19 2019
I also tried to telephone to WMDE but they aren't at work so maybe smb. knows the phone number of their IT.
Apr 5 2019
Mar 19 2019
Oh yeah, I hate the problem described in T212554... Here we have the problem exactly the other way round (but with the table of contents).
Mar 16 2019
Jan 27 2019
Dec 18 2018
Yeah you understood correctly :) I fully agree with you and your suggestions. I would prefer "Replace reference" because "change reference" sounds like editing the text, which could confuse users.
Dec 13 2018
At the moment I need to add another cite/reference and have to recite manually all places in the article. After that i need to delete the old one.
I don't know how I could describe it on other ways. Please forget the existing convert-button for following: The first cite in "https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=EBuLa&oldid=179684205&veaction=edit" shows a simple-text reference with a link. I want to recreate that reference with the template internet source (Template in the German Wiki). But I also want to keep the ref-name-tags (recitation) in the Article. For that I had the idea for an Button "Recreate", which would be always shown if a reference is reused/recitated (ref name tag).
By clicking on this at the moment not existing "recreate"-button VE will flush the content of the reference (keeping the recitations) and show this "new-reference"-popup (see picture), where I can choose if I want to recreate this cite (by keeping the recitations) with the template internet source, or if i want to use a book-reference, or if i want to enter a manually reference.
Nov 27 2018
Nov 19 2018
Correct @matmarex; That's what i tried to say. And I also presented the solution with a "convert" or "re-create" or "replace" (call it how you want) button, which I already mentioned here (second point). It's described a bit misleading, because at that time I didn't know that there was already a "convert" button.
Nov 18 2018
Please try it again after i made this edit on your sandbox https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Thryduulf/sandbox2&diff=869398436&oldid=869166099
Nov 17 2018
No that's not the reason why I don't have a convert button:
In your version there is reference one with a template and reference 2 without a template. I can click on both (original and reused) and get a convert button. If I do that with my version (https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=EBuLa&oldid=179684205&veaction=edit) I don't have a convert button. That's caused by the cite format:
<ref name[...]>[https://example.com Hello world] Description</ref>
it's not the expected format (like in your version)
<ref name[...]>[https://example.com Hello world]</ref>
That's the reason why I have no convert button. For this case, where VE cannot detect the format, there must be a convert button which (like I already said) creates a window like that after clicking on "cite" at the same place as the old reference (just changing the content)
Nov 16 2018
Okay, how you would edit that with VE by keeping the ref-names? If I cannot convert anything I need to delete the "old" Basicform reference. In this case the ref-name tag will be deleted too. Because that's what I meant with a "convert-button": A Function which deletes the content of the ref-tag for recreating it with a template by keeping the ref-names.
Nov 14 2018
Okay but what's with this Version I edited without a convert option (Cite one): https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=EBuLa&oldid=179684205&veaction=edit
<ref name="db-netze-2014-12-04" />
The reference origin follows later.
On your two links I have a convert button but not in my case
Nov 13 2018
Oh man! I am searching and searching, now I understand! In language German there is no convert button.
That's what i said before with "could not be converted" -> there was no button so I had to delete and recreate the cite. Classical misunderstanding :)
Hmm as I understood he changed the ref-name manually but that's not what i did.
Nov 11 2018
Uhm that could be the thing, I remember: As this version contained simple text with a [link name] format it could not be converted into the citation template "Internetquelle" (Websource). In result I deleted the old cite note (in believing that it's a "normal" ref) and created a new with the template "Internetquelle".
VE didn't brief me about that :)
Nov 7 2018
Reference: MediaWiki Talk:VisualEditor/Diffs
Oct 4 2018
Is there any development about that? That embarrasses us in the world!
Oct 3 2018
Oct 1 2018
Left a comment on his discussion page.
Oh nice a new command :) yeah it's a large page, I got 1.655 MBytes