Deskana (Dan Garry)
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Oct 22 2014, 6:49 PM (139 w, 1 d)
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MediaWiki User
Deskana (WMF)

I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation. For my personal account, see @Deskbanana.

Recent Activity

Today

Deskana raised the priority of T167009: Offsets calculated incorrectly with inline images in MediaWiki from High to Unbreak Now!.

This is potentially very bad wikitext corruption that needs urgent investigation.

Thu, Jun 22, 5:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-DataModel, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T136653: Parsoid doesn't recognize interwiki shortcuts in the href attribute.

@ssastry Thank you!

Thu, Jun 22, 3:24 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, Parsoid-DOM, Parsoid
Deskana closed T112976: Figure out how many unique tools are using the maps tileserver, and dashboard that correlated with traffic over time as Declined.

This is so, so old that it's definitely obsolete.

Thu, Jun 22, 1:52 PM · Discovery
Deskana added a comment to T168618: "Review your changes" shows wrong diff after switching to new wikitext editor.

I absolutely love the video, by the way. <3

Thu, Jun 22, 12:06 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T168618: "Review your changes" shows wrong diff after switching to new wikitext editor as Normal priority.

Reproduced.

Thu, Jun 22, 12:03 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Deskana closed T59898: VisualEditor:The Save page seems to continue for indefinite amount of time for a specific case as Resolved.

I can't reproduce this, so I assume it is fixed. Please reopen if reproduction of the bug is achieved.

Thu, Jun 22, 10:49 AM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Deskana closed T168611: Switch around the unsaved-edit-confirmation dialogue box buttons as Declined.

These buttons are going to be the wrong way around for someone no matter which way around we put them. Changing it around won't solve any problem, it'll just change the people affected by it. For example, the standard for a Mac is to have the primary action on the right, and the standard for Windows is to have it on the left. We mitigate this by colouring the button and giving the primary action focus.

Thu, Jun 22, 10:45 AM · VisualEditor

Tue, Jun 20

Deskana moved T165888: VisualEditor not saving changes on triple curly braces from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 7:44 PM · VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T165888: VisualEditor not saving changes on triple curly braces as Low priority.

It would be best to edit complex things like this in the wikitext editor, rather than the visual editor.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:44 PM · VisualEditor
Deskana moved T165881: Let gadgets add items/groups to the special character list from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 7:43 PM · WikiEditor, VisualEditor, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Deskana moved T168093: Copy-paste by middle-click with the mouse button on Linux pastes the text in the previous cursor location from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 7:31 PM · VisualEditor
Deskana moved T168309: Silent switch to "External link" mode disrupts cursor position from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 7:31 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Deskana moved T168334: I want to use the citoid service to put references within a template from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 7:31 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Citoid
Deskana moved T168450: Support multiline placeholders in VE surface widget from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 7:31 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-27_(1.30.0-wmf.7)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-EditingTools, Design, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T165880: Visual Editor not taking image size into account.

This is likely a problem with that template that you're using, but it's hard for me to say for sure.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:29 PM · VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T165881: Let gadgets add items/groups to the special character list as Low priority.

@Jdforrester-WMF thinks that gadgets are meant to be able to do this, but it doesn't seem to work.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:28 PM · WikiEditor, VisualEditor, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Deskana moved T166634: [1.30.0-wmf.2 regression] 'TypeError: Cannot read property 'model' of undefined' displayed on Flow pages when saving content with open oo-ui-clippableElement-clippable from To Triage to External and Administrivia on the VisualEditor board.

This could be a bug in VisualEditor , or it could be a bug in our integration of VE.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:22 PM · VisualEditor, Flow, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q4-Apr-Jun-2017), Regression
Deskana changed the status of T167832: The same keyboard shortcut cannot simultaneously be 'Show changes' and 'Switch to the visual editor' from Open to Stalled.

This may be an issue with shortcuts on non-Macs. Needs investigation.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:21 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana closed T167880: wgAction = view in edit mode as Declined.

Based on the above, closing as declined.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:19 PM · VisualEditor
Deskana changed the status of T167892: [Regression ?] Getting error "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'top' of null" in the console, while switching from visual diff to wikitext diff or to save page from Open to Stalled.

I just tried this on the beta cluster and could not reproduce. Is it still an issue?

Tue, Jun 20, 7:18 PM · VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T168309: Silent switch to "External link" mode disrupts cursor position as Low priority.
Tue, Jun 20, 7:15 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T168334: I want to use the citoid service to put references within a template as Low priority.

A larger, grander solution to this would be our work on T52355: VisualEditor: Add support for editing templates' parameters as DOM elements, including supporting nested templates. I don't think investing a lot of effort in a one-off solution is the best use of our resources in this case.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:11 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Citoid
Deskana triaged T168450: Support multiline placeholders in VE surface widget as Low priority.

In principle this is simple, but it creates a lot of issues for mobile; if a message is super long, and it's not truncated, it could take up the entire screen. Needs a lot of thought.

Tue, Jun 20, 7:06 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-27_(1.30.0-wmf.7)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-EditingTools, Design, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T139305: Future of the visual editor newsletter.

Paging @Deskana to see whether he has thoughts on this. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2017/May is what the newsletter now looks like.

Tue, Jun 20, 3:30 PM · Editing-team, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T67653: VisualEditor: avoid causing "Translation unit markers in unexpected position" edit abort.

With WikitextEditor this has become critical for editing translated pages.

Tue, Jun 20, 3:06 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki
Deskana moved T165053: Add a way to denote different desired behaviors for different types of templates from To Triage to External and Administrivia on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 3:05 PM · Wikimedia-Israel-Hackers, TemplateData, ContentTranslation, VisualEditor, MediaWiki-Templates
Deskana triaged T168219: External links added using VE to Wikipedia are not language dependent as Normal priority.
Tue, Jun 20, 11:51 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor
Deskana moved T168338: Can't view redlinks in Read mode if loading of the editor is interrupted from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 20, 10:54 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T168338: Can't view redlinks in Read mode if loading of the editor is interrupted as Low priority.

This seems like an edge case.

Tue, Jun 20, 10:53 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Deskana renamed T168338: Can't view redlinks in Read mode if loading of the editor is interrupted from Can't view redlinks in Read mode to Can't view redlinks in Read mode if loading of the editor is interrupted.
Tue, Jun 20, 10:53 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T168236: Firefox title field and tab header still says Redigera (Edit) after page is published. as Low priority.
Tue, Jun 20, 10:42 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, WMSE-Bug-Reporting-and-Translation-2017

Mon, Jun 19

Deskana moved T168115: Improve some details about the media settings dialog box from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Mon, Jun 19, 12:53 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T168115: Improve some details about the media settings dialog box as Low priority.

Generally, the flow for adding media like audio seems pretty decent. There are a few things that are a little odd, such as the preview showing as incredibly stretched, or distorting the image of the speaker (see below), but it does display correctly once it's saved.

Mon, Jun 19, 12:52 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167832: The same keyboard shortcut cannot simultaneously be 'Show changes' and 'Switch to the visual editor'.

In summary:

  • I can't reproduce the core problem; my shortcuts are different from those in the description, with no duplication.
  • There are weird behaviours and inconsistencies:
    • ^⌥v does not seem to do anything in Firefox.
    • ^⌥v asks me if I want to switch to VisualEditor in Chrome.
Mon, Jun 19, 12:14 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167832: The same keyboard shortcut cannot simultaneously be 'Show changes' and 'Switch to the visual editor'.

I tried testing this in Chrome first, and the shortcuts are not displayed, although they do work.

Mon, Jun 19, 12:10 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana updated the task description for T168221: ContentTranslation: integrate VisualEditor.
Mon, Jun 19, 11:39 AM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor, ContentTranslation

Fri, Jun 16

Deskana updated subscribers of T164790: Add class mw-parser-output to VE's editing area.

@Esanders @DLynch @dchan Your input on this task would be appreciated. :-)

Fri, Jun 16, 10:17 PM · TemplateStyles, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T76011: commons file search that includes structured data.

Here are some things that the Commons wants to be able to search/filter search results by:

  • metadata
  • file type
  • file size
  • dimensions (maybe aspect ratio?)
  • upload date
Fri, Jun 16, 10:11 PM · Wikidata, Structured-Multimedia-Data
Deskana closed T167898: "Clear styling" gives ⌘M as a keyboard shortcut, but this is Minimize Window in Safari and Firefox on a Mac as Resolved.
Fri, Jun 16, 3:31 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-20_(1.30.0-wmf.6)), VisualEditor-EditingTools, User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T167898: "Clear styling" gives ⌘M as a keyboard shortcut, but this is Minimize Window in Safari and Firefox on a Mac as Normal priority.
Fri, Jun 16, 3:23 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-20_(1.30.0-wmf.6)), VisualEditor-EditingTools, User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167898: "Clear styling" gives ⌘M as a keyboard shortcut, but this is Minimize Window in Safari and Firefox on a Mac.

We should get rid of this shortcut. ⌘+M overrides the minimisation of the window if there's styling to remove, which is a bad interaction pattern.

Fri, Jun 16, 3:21 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-20_(1.30.0-wmf.6)), VisualEditor-EditingTools, User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor
Deskana moved T2156: Add section edit link for 0th section of a page/article from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Fri, Jun 16, 2:42 PM · VisualEditor, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Design, MediaWiki-Interface
Deskana added a comment to T153255: Promote the signature button to the toolbar (or somewhere else more prominent) in VE/NWE.

@Jdforrester-WMF Well, at least for me there seems to be plenty of space. So why not detect the screen size and then add the button if there is space (responsive design)?

Fri, Jun 16, 2:40 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Deskana moved T137338: Make mobile web editor use edit stashing from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Fri, Jun 16, 2:36 PM · VisualEditor, Reading-Web-Backlog, Contributors-Team, MobileFrontend, Mobile, Performance
Deskana added a comment to T166953: npm::install: Maximum call stack size exceeded.

This problem was occurring for me when I used vagrant enable-role visualeditor. I tried a lot of things to fix this. In the end, it took a lot of trial and error, but I managed to find a workaround. I've listed the steps I took below for those that are vagrant noobs like me. :-) Maybe someone more knowledgeable can tell me whether some of these steps can be pruned, or whether it was a total coincidence.

Fri, Jun 16, 10:05 AM · MediaWiki-Vagrant

Thu, Jun 15

Deskana added a comment to T163523: Vagrant provision fails for restbase (Maximum call stack size exceeded).

I guess my issue is to do with T166953: npm::install: Maximum call stack size exceeded.

Thu, Jun 15, 4:32 PM · RESTBase, MediaWiki-Vagrant
Deskana added a comment to T163523: Vagrant provision fails for restbase (Maximum call stack size exceeded).

I'm getting this problem even if I turn off nfs_shared as recommended above. :-(

Thu, Jun 15, 4:30 PM · RESTBase, MediaWiki-Vagrant
Deskana merged T167890: [Regression wmf.5] Incorrect surface highlights while changing a hieroglyph into T167438: Incorrect surface highlights on Math equations.
Thu, Jun 15, 3:10 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), VisualEditor-ContentEditable, Math, VisualEditor
Deskana merged task T167890: [Regression wmf.5] Incorrect surface highlights while changing a hieroglyph into T167438: Incorrect surface highlights on Math equations.
Thu, Jun 15, 3:10 PM · Verified, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167890: [Regression wmf.5] Incorrect surface highlights while changing a hieroglyph.

I can't reproduce this, so I'm going to assume that this had the same root cause as T167438: Incorrect surface highlights on Math equations and is now resolved.

Thu, Jun 15, 3:10 PM · Verified, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167880: wgAction = view in edit mode.

I still don't understand the description of the problem. There is a bunch of assumed knowledge in the description that I do not have, and it's not even clear to me where I could go to learn it. How this relates to a user problem or specific action is not described.

Thu, Jun 15, 3:01 PM · VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167898: "Clear styling" gives ⌘M as a keyboard shortcut, but this is Minimize Window in Safari and Firefox on a Mac.

And Chrome?

Thu, Jun 15, 1:33 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-20_(1.30.0-wmf.6)), VisualEditor-EditingTools, User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T167613: VisualEditor tooltip incorrectly parses names of multiline templates as Normal priority.
Thu, Jun 15, 1:02 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-27_(1.30.0-wmf.7)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
Deskana changed the status of T167936: Almost all links in a navbox marked as red on a specific page from Open to Stalled.

I can't reproduce this problem; when I go to the revision in the description, everything looks fine.

Thu, Jun 15, 1:01 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Wed, Jun 14

Deskana added a comment to T167880: wgAction = view in edit mode.

@Shizhao Hi! I'm afraid I don't understand. Can you give me some more context?

Wed, Jun 14, 3:52 PM · VisualEditor

Tue, Jun 13

Deskana moved T154113: Allow addition of source-mode-only sequences to special character inserter in 2017 Wikitext Editor from To Triage to TR1: Releases on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 13, 9:57 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana closed T154113: Allow addition of source-mode-only sequences to special character inserter in 2017 Wikitext Editor as Resolved.
Tue, Jun 13, 9:57 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana renamed T154113: Allow addition of source-mode-only sequences to special character inserter in 2017 Wikitext Editor from NWE: Add MediaWiki:Edittools (or similar) to Allow addition of source-mode-only sequences to special character inserter in 2017 Wikitext Editor.
Tue, Jun 13, 9:57 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana triaged T167751: VE "user education" tooltips misplaced as High priority.

I'm going to assume that this worked correctly at some point, and call it a regression.

Tue, Jun 13, 8:55 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-20_(1.30.0-wmf.6)), User-Ryasmeen, OOjs-UI, Regression, VisualEditor

Mon, Jun 12

Deskana triaged T167483: [Regression wmf.4] Dialog footer broken for templates as High priority.
Mon, Jun 12, 6:10 PM · Patch-For-Review, Verified, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-20_(1.30.0-wmf.6)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, OOjs-UI, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T167710: [Regression wmf.4] "Show options" button is disabled in the template dialog while trying to re-edit it as High priority.

This is broken in production.

Mon, Jun 12, 6:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167613: VisualEditor tooltip incorrectly parses names of multiline templates.

@FDMS I'm new at this, so it's not clear to me what's going on here. Please can you add to this bug:

  • The specifics steps to reproduce the problem
  • What you would expect to happen
  • What actually happens

Thanks!

Mon, Jun 12, 3:11 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-27_(1.30.0-wmf.7)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T167616: Edit notice renders behind content instead of on top (FOUC) as High priority.
Mon, Jun 12, 8:02 AM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, Regression, VisualEditor
Deskana moved T166900: The toolbar jumps up and down when typing from TR0: Interrupt to External and Administrivia on the VisualEditor board.
Mon, Jun 12, 7:50 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Fri, Jun 9

Deskana closed T167341: Getting error HTTP 500 while loading VE in beta cluster as Invalid.

This is now consistently unreproducible. It must have been a transient problem... albeit a particularly prolonged one.

Fri, Jun 9, 2:55 PM · VisualEditor, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
Deskana moved T65018: VisualEditor: [Regression pre-wmf20] Keyboard shortcut page is unformatted from To Triage to TR1: Releases on the VisualEditor board.
Fri, Jun 9, 2:52 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor pre-2015 work, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools, VE-deploy-2014-03-27
Deskana changed the status of T166593: URLs to a WMF site get converted to local links, even when they're not, in Safari (but not Chrome or Firefox) from Open to Stalled.

I'm still unable to reproduce this: attempt 1, attempt 2.

Fri, Jun 9, 2:43 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Browser-Support-Apple-Safari, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor

Thu, Jun 8

Deskana changed the status of T167341: Getting error HTTP 500 while loading VE in beta cluster from Open to Stalled.

Well, I can't reproduce this anymore.

Thu, Jun 8, 5:36 PM · VisualEditor, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
Deskana triaged T167390: IDs for buttons on edit page changed in non-OOUI mode as Unbreak Now! priority.

This needs fixing quickly.

Thu, Jun 8, 5:20 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Editing-team, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Deskana triaged T167438: Incorrect surface highlights on Math equations as Normal priority.
Thu, Jun 8, 5:10 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), VisualEditor-ContentEditable, Math, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T71168: De emphasize pre selected edit summaries in mobile application.

Although the expert opinion expressed by Bongwarrior is valued, I'd be curious if there is any actual evidence that these are in any way worse for curation than an empty text box.

Thu, Jun 8, 12:48 PM · iOS-app-v5.6.0-Goat-On-A-Train, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog
Deskana added a comment to T164790: Add class mw-parser-output to VE's editing area.

@Esanders Do you have any recommendations on this? The deployment to beta is upcoming.

Thu, Jun 8, 11:24 AM · TemplateStyles, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T138715: Welcome to Wikipedia message is showed even if page is protected.

Copying over one of my comments from one of the merged tasks:

Thu, Jun 8, 10:42 AM · User-Urbanecm, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Wed, Jun 7

Deskana moved T167341: Getting error HTTP 500 while loading VE in beta cluster from To Triage to TR0: Interrupt on the VisualEditor board.
Wed, Jun 7, 8:02 PM · VisualEditor, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
Deskana triaged T167341: Getting error HTTP 500 while loading VE in beta cluster as Unbreak Now! priority.

VisualEditor being this badly broken on our test infrastructure warrants urgent investigation.

Wed, Jun 7, 7:46 PM · VisualEditor, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
Deskana added a project to T167341: Getting error HTTP 500 while loading VE in beta cluster: VisualEditor.
Wed, Jun 7, 7:36 PM · VisualEditor, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
Deskana triaged T167053: [Regression pre-wmf.4] Dialog buttons on the top are getting hidden under the VE toolbar upon resizing the window as High priority.

I can't reproduce this on the beta cluster. Is it still a problem?

Wed, Jun 7, 1:55 PM · Verified-in-Phase2, Verified-in-Phase0, Verified, User-Ryasmeen, Regression, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167009: Offsets calculated incorrectly with inline images in MediaWiki.

Thanks, @cscott ! I've put this at the top of the column, so we get to it sooner.

Wed, Jun 7, 1:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-DataModel, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Deskana assigned T167150: Alien nodes trigger the table linear context to Esanders.
Wed, Jun 7, 1:46 PM · Patch-For-Review, Regression, VisualEditor
Deskana updated the image for User-Deskana from F8399215: fa-user-backdrop.png to F8399222: profile.
Wed, Jun 7, 1:43 PM
Deskana updated the image for User-Deskana from F8399186: fa-user-backdrop.png to F8399215: fa-user-backdrop.png.
Wed, Jun 7, 1:42 PM
Deskana moved T165162: Can't easily create redirect using menu options in 2017 Wikitext Editor from Unsorted to User testing on the User-Deskana board.
Wed, Jun 7, 1:41 PM · User-Deskana, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana added a project to T165162: Can't easily create redirect using menu options in 2017 Wikitext Editor: User-Deskana.
Wed, Jun 7, 1:41 PM · User-Deskana, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana added a comment to T165162: Can't easily create redirect using menu options in 2017 Wikitext Editor.

@Deskana I would propose user testing, but I've proposed this in more than 50 tasks here and it was never made for any of them actually.

Wed, Jun 7, 1:40 PM · User-Deskana, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana added a comment to T165162: Can't easily create redirect using menu options in 2017 Wikitext Editor.

Remember that #Redirect is localized… (That is stupid, but…)

Wed, Jun 7, 11:57 AM · User-Deskana, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana added a comment to T99797: Can't make a null edit in VisualEditor.

I thought null edits and purging the pages were equivalent in terms of effects. Is that true? If so, it seems better to tell people to purge rather than add this functionality in, for the reasons mentioned by @TheDJ above.

Wed, Jun 7, 11:19 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Deskana lowered the priority of T166228: [Regression wmf.2] "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'getDocument' of null" appears after adding any citation from High to Low.

Since this seems to be specific to a single page, lowering priority.

Wed, Jun 7, 11:15 AM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T166425: Visual editor creates wrong cite copies.

No, I don't. Do you want me to ask some?

Wed, Jun 7, 11:12 AM · Cite, Parsoid, VisualEditor
Deskana added a comment to T166228: [Regression wmf.2] "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'getDocument' of null" appears after adding any citation.

I can reproduce this... but only on the specific page that @Ryasmeen linked in her example.

Wed, Jun 7, 11:07 AM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor
Deskana moved T167193: Given the 'start editing' dialogue for new users on page I can't edit from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Wed, Jun 7, 10:39 AM · VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T167193: Given the 'start editing' dialogue for new users on page I can't edit as Low priority.

It's very debatable whether this is good behaviour or not. On the one hand, we're telling them "anyone can edit" when they can't actually edit that page. On the other hand, a welcoming friendly introduction the first time someone tries to edit could be appreciated even if they can't actually edit that specific page.

Wed, Jun 7, 10:36 AM · VisualEditor
Deskana closed T167051: Visualeditor-quick-access-characters.json shouldn't be parsed as a i18n message as Resolved.
Wed, Jun 7, 10:12 AM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Deskana added a comment to T167078: Spam links trigger unknown error on mobile.

It's enwiki-specific, they use a half-screen message while the extension's standard is only one line.

Wed, Jun 7, 10:10 AM · VisualEditor, SpamBlacklist, MobileFrontend
Deskana moved T167188: Warn users if content they have created is terrible for mobile from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Wed, Jun 7, 10:08 AM · Design, WikiEditor, MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor

Tue, Jun 6

Deskana moved T166113: VisualEditor fails with "cannot start a transaction within a transaction" from To Triage to Backlog on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 6, 7:30 PM · VisualEditor, SQLite
Deskana moved T166526: VisualDiffs: No way to identify empty nodes (space or blank, such as <ref />) added by extension tags from To Triage to TR6: Visual diffs on the VisualEditor board.
Tue, Jun 6, 7:29 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), VisualEditor-VisualDiffs, VisualEditor
Deskana renamed T166526: VisualDiffs: No way to identify empty nodes (space or blank, such as <ref />) added by extension tags from No way identify empty nodes (space or blank, such as <ref />) added by extension tags to VisualDiffs: No way identify empty nodes (space or blank, such as <ref />) added by extension tags.
Tue, Jun 6, 7:28 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), VisualEditor-VisualDiffs, VisualEditor
Deskana closed T166593: URLs to a WMF site get converted to local links, even when they're not, in Safari (but not Chrome or Firefox) as Invalid.

I tested this, and it seems to be working absolutely perfectly. Closing as invalid; please reopen if this is still happening for you.

Tue, Jun 6, 7:27 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Browser-Support-Apple-Safari, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Deskana triaged T166636: Named references duplicated when editing with VE as High priority.

That shouldn't be happening at all. Needs more investigation.

Tue, Jun 6, 7:24 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References
Deskana triaged T166767: CL support to JS-less editing change as Normal priority.
Tue, Jun 6, 7:22 PM · VisualEditor, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017)