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Administrator on English Wikipedia and Yugipedia, admin+bureaucrat on XeNTaXWiki.

Recent Activity

Sun, Oct 18

Dinoguy1000 renamed T263307: uploadstash has columns that are never read from uploadstash has column that are never read to uploadstash has columns that are never read.
Sun, Oct 18, 8:43 AM · UploadWizard, MediaWiki-File-management, User-DannyS712, Schema-change
Dinoguy1000 renamed T111604: Split parser tests into multiple files from Split parser tests info multiple files to Split parser tests into multiple files.
Sun, Oct 18, 7:15 AM · MediaWiki-Core-Testing, Parsoid, MediaWiki-Parser

Sep 24 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T245134: Arrays extension cannot parse certain numbers.

As more wikis are updating to MW 1.34+, this is impacting more people. See for example https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Vuij4e8ea5ydavbn. Would be nice to see this fixed in a new point release of the extension.

Sep 24 2020, 12:17 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Arrays

Sep 12 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T260082: Handling extension tags in HTML attributes (edge cases or otherwise).
Sep 12 2020, 9:36 AM · Parsoid-Rendering, Parsoid
Dinoguy1000 merged T259999: pipe not displayed in nihongo template into T99298: [Migrated] Fullwidth characters in edit box are not really fullwidth.
Sep 12 2020, 9:32 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Dinoguy1000 merged task T259999: pipe not displayed in nihongo template into T99298: [Migrated] Fullwidth characters in edit box are not really fullwidth.
Sep 12 2020, 9:32 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Sep 6 2020

Dinoguy1000 awarded T187359: Convert Google Analytics Integration to use extension registration a Like token.
Sep 6 2020, 7:52 PM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, MediaWiki-extensions-Other

Aug 16 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T91154: {{=}} should be a parser function.

I don't understand why not use the sequence {{{|=}}} for this case.

Aug 16 2020, 12:59 AM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Installer, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.40; 2020-07-07), MediaWiki-Page-editing, User-notice, MediaWiki-Parser

Aug 3 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating table headers.

This is possible in pure CSS these days with minimal dodginess; see for example the .floatable-header CSS at https://yugipedia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.css and an example usage at https://yugipedia.com/wiki/Historic_Forbidden/Limited_Chart.

Aug 3 2020, 8:39 PM · MediaWiki-Interface (jQuery-Tablesorter), JavaScript

Jul 24 2020

Dinoguy1000 awarded T258766: Remove IE8 CSS hacks and workarounds in core, extensions and skins a Like token.
Jul 24 2020, 6:27 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.6; 2020-08-25), MediaWiki-General, MediaWiki-extensions-General, good first task, Technical-Debt, Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer, CSS

Jul 15 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T251116: Have a shorter name for <syntaxhighlight>.
Jul 15 2020, 5:22 PM · SyntaxHighlight

Jul 3 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T99298: [Migrated] Fullwidth characters in edit box are not really fullwidth.
Jul 3 2020, 10:42 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Jun 28 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T206691: Rename html5shiv to html5shim.

No idea; I don't know if it's actually still in use either. If not, then obviously this task is unnecessary and can be reclosed.

Jun 28 2020, 7:37 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-General
Dinoguy1000 added a subtask for T254646: Reconsidering how we name things: T206691: Rename html5shiv to html5shim.
Jun 28 2020, 7:11 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), MediaWiki-extensions-General, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-General, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.39; 2020-06-30), Patch-For-Review, Voice & Tone
Dinoguy1000 added a parent task for T206691: Rename html5shiv to html5shim: T254646: Reconsidering how we name things.
Jun 28 2020, 7:11 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-General
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T71445: Implement a sane code-review process for MediaWiki JS/CSS pages on Wikimedia sites.

I'm not keen on the amount of work left in the hands of the merging interface admin in your proposal, @DannyS712. In particular, for an extension it should be possible to mark the forked pages as forks and indicate what page they're forked from, and have some mechanism to mark a particular revision as approved, at which point the special page could pull most of the required info automatically from the fork when an iadmin merges it back in. If it's a concern, the special page could allow certain fields to be modified pre-merge (e.g. tweaking the summary), but in general I feel much more comfortable not requiring the iadmin to manually copy so much (less chance for errors to creep in, etc).

Jun 28 2020, 6:42 AM · Security, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Developer-Advocacy, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets, JavaScript, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T193085: Ability to edit with unread messages.

Users who are "not idiots" could probably find a better workflow to manage their messages than read/unread.

They could. But they don’t necessarily want. Forcing workflows on users is not a particularly user-friendly software design. I am most effective if I keep the new message indicator until I actually take the actions requested there. If a software doesn’t let me do it, then either I don’t use it, or I fork it and get rid of the whole talk message notification feature. I won’t find a “better” workflow, because this is the best one for me, no matter what you think.

Jun 28 2020, 3:11 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Jun 23 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a watcher for Vector: Dinoguy1000.
Jun 23 2020, 5:00 PM

Jun 12 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T255216: Archive the ContributionTracking extension.
Jun 12 2020, 2:20 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-ContributionTracking, translatewiki.net, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

Jun 9 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T254803: Rename or deprecate $wgEnableImageWhitelist (and related code).

Maybe put out a call on mediawiki-l to see if anyone uses this functionality before we get deprecate it?

Jun 9 2020, 10:42 AM · MediaWiki-Parser

Jun 6 2020

Dinoguy1000 reopened T206691: Rename html5shiv to html5shim as "Open".

In light of T254646, I believe this should be revisited. The problem with "shiv" is that it immediately evokes imagery of violence. At least in the US, it might also be considered a microaggression against people of color, given the gross racial imbalance in US prisons compared with the general population. Even if this isn't true, WMF projects purport to be inclusive of everyone, which includes current and former prisoners, for whom "shiv" is likely to be an unpleasant reminder of their experiences in the system.

Jun 6 2020, 11:09 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-General
Dinoguy1000 added a watcher for Voice & Tone: Dinoguy1000.
Jun 6 2020, 10:38 PM

Jun 5 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T58063: Enotif notification emails in some languages have excess unneeded newlines (due to wordwrap counting bytes instead of characters).

@Jony the people who are members of the MediaWiki-Email project are not automatically the best people to actually work on tasks; I'm personally a member for my own tracking purposes, and don't do any MediaWiki development work myself (beyond occasionally filing or commenting on Phab tasks).

Jun 5 2020, 9:47 PM · Bengali-Sites, I18n, MediaWiki-Email

May 30 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T254045: One can register a username with an equals sign in it.

"Not so many users are aware of a workaround like this" is only a social problem, so I oppose any technical solution.

May 30 2020, 9:22 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Templates, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

May 29 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a watcher for MediaWiki-extensions-InputBox: Dinoguy1000.
May 29 2020, 1:03 AM

May 24 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T253476: Allowing comments between the brackets of a wikilink should not depend on pipe-trick being used or not.

The same thing happens if you use <noinclude/> instead of a comment, with the same HTML output. Probably it would also happen this way with <includeonly/> and <onlyinclude/>, though I didn't test these.

May 24 2020, 11:02 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

May 23 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T204489: mw:Template:Archived (extension|skin): add new "task" field.

I'd still like support for multiple tasks, but I don't think that should block. As is, it looks fine.

May 23 2020, 6:49 PM · Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T113902: Add option to semi/fully-protect Flow board descriptions.

This can be sort-of done using AbuseFilter, e.g. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:AbuseFilter/58, but it's not ideal.

May 23 2020, 6:48 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T253452: Archive the SiteScout extension.
May 23 2020, 6:43 PM · Patch-For-Review, Social-Tools, User-RhinosF1, translatewiki.net, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 awarded T113902: Add option to semi/fully-protect Flow board descriptions a Like token.
May 23 2020, 3:47 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions
Dinoguy1000 renamed T253410: Special characters booklet not accessible from Scpecial characters boooklet not accessible to Special characters booklet not accessible.
May 23 2020, 4:29 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.41; 2020-07-14), WikiEditor, Accessibility
Dinoguy1000 renamed T253405: Some (recent?) uploads to Commons are not available on other wikis from Some (recent?) uploads to Commons are not avaliable on other wikis to Some (recent?) uploads to Commons are not available on other wikis.
May 23 2020, 3:59 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.32; 2020-05-12), Wikimedia-Incident, Performance-Team, MediaWiki-Uploading, Operations, Commons, MediaWiki-File-management

May 17 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T252969: extension.json "platform" field only valid in MW 1.32+.
May 17 2020, 3:53 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth
Dinoguy1000 created T252969: extension.json "platform" field only valid in MW 1.32+.
May 17 2020, 3:50 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth

May 16 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T252911: Archive the Solarium extension.
May 16 2020, 5:29 PM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

May 15 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T133175: Specific Thumbnail generation for a broken invalid TIF file not working anymore.

Did you accidentally leave out or add in a hex, or swap the values? 0x3DC594 (the offset you stated; note there are six hexadecimal digits) is way less than 0x2DB1B30 (the file size you stated; note it has 7 hexadecimal digits). Even if it's meant to be an offset from the TIFF directory (located at 0x2D1A3A per the tiffinfo output from your previous comment), that only gets up to an absolute offset of around 0x6ADFCE.

May 15 2020, 11:47 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PagedTiffHandler, MediaWiki-File-management, Thumbor, SRE-swift-storage, Commons

May 14 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T252744: Archive the ParsoidBatchAPI extension.
May 14 2020, 8:58 AM · Parsoid, translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

May 13 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T252671: Replace the confusing "add"/"delete" terminology in the code.
May 13 2020, 4:56 PM · User-thiemowmde, Technical-Debt, WMDE-Technical-Wishes-Team, Two-Column-Edit-Conflict-Merge

May 9 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T252273: Archive the SmoothGallery extension.
May 9 2020, 5:57 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-SmoothGallery, translatewiki.net, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

Apr 27 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T251116: Have a shorter name for <syntaxhighlight>.

I can't speak for anyone else, but its (lack of) resemblance to <syntaxhighlight> was not one of the reasons I had in mind when I proposed the deprecation of <source>, and similarly I don't think there's any reason to require a new shorthand element to have a resemblance to <syntaxhighlight>. To that end, maybe a tag name like <codehighlight> or <coloredcode>? I'd also suggest <sh>, but I have no idea how safe it'd be adding a two-character tag when it's not inconceivable that a tag of the same name could be added to HTML at some point.

Apr 27 2020, 7:46 PM · SyntaxHighlight
Dinoguy1000 renamed T249779: Collapsible Table VoiceOver support: VoiceOver doesn't always read the "expand"/"collapse" text from Collapsable Table VoiceOver support: VoiceOver doesn't always read the "expand"/"collapse" text to Collapsible Table VoiceOver support: VoiceOver doesn't always read the "expand"/"collapse" text.
Apr 27 2020, 7:27 PM · Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Accessibility
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T237267: Decide the fate of <source>.

this task was related to the fate of source, and has been resolved

Just like when @revi commented on it. I can open a new task, of course, but why me, and not revi?

Apr 27 2020, 1:11 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.28; 2020-04-14), User-notice, User-DannyS712, Parsing-Team--ARCHIVED, Technical-Debt, SyntaxHighlight

Apr 24 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T251000: Archive the PopupPages extension.
Apr 24 2020, 7:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-RhinosF1, translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

Apr 23 2020

Dinoguy1000 renamed T250936: Archive the ParserMigration extension from Archive the ParserMigration extension/skin to Archive the ParserMigration extension.
Apr 23 2020, 9:35 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-ParserMigration, translatewiki.net, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, User-DannyS712, Projects-Cleanup

Apr 22 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T250772: Special:Import should skip revisions with identical content to the current revision.

Yes. Sorry if it seems like I talked around that instead of just saying it outright.

Apr 22 2020, 7:54 PM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Dinoguy1000 renamed T48918: Present list of random articles from multiple/recursive categories from Present list of random articles multiple/recursive categories to Present list of random articles from multiple/recursive categories.
Apr 22 2020, 7:43 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T250856: Add ability to receive nominornewtalk edits via email.

Honestly, the reliance on wl_notificationtimestamp to determine whether to email users is the root of a lot of problems; IMO the easiest fix would be the addition of a field that indicates whether the user has been emailed about the page yet.

Apr 22 2020, 4:10 AM · MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Email, User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Apr 21 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T250772: Special:Import should skip revisions with identical content to the current revision.

The specific circumstance is where the imported revision is newer than the current local revision of the page, and would thus replace it and trigger jobs. In this case, if the revision text is identical, there is no point in importing the revision. This can happen if you imported a template or module at some point in the past, and then on the source wiki an edit was made and undone, or the page's protection was changed, or a similar action was performed that generates an empty revision/diff (which will then have a different, later timestamp and (often) a different editor from the older imported revision), and then you reimport the current revision of the page. If the revision to be imported is older than the current local revision, it doesn't really matter if it gets imported or not, and if the export contains the full page history instead of only the current revision, it should be imported regardless (and/or an option to skip importing these revisions should be provided).

Apr 21 2020, 6:39 PM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Dinoguy1000 added a watcher for MediaWiki-Maintenance-system: Dinoguy1000.
Apr 21 2020, 4:22 AM
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T250771: Attempting to import revisions that were exported from the current wiki should generate a warning.
Apr 21 2020, 2:34 AM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T250772: Special:Import should skip revisions with identical content to the current revision.
Apr 21 2020, 1:25 AM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Dinoguy1000 created T250772: Special:Import should skip revisions with identical content to the current revision.
Apr 21 2020, 1:23 AM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Dinoguy1000 created T250771: Attempting to import revisions that were exported from the current wiki should generate a warning.
Apr 21 2020, 1:20 AM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T237267: Decide the fate of <source>.
Apr 21 2020, 1:00 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.28; 2020-04-14), User-notice, User-DannyS712, Parsing-Team--ARCHIVED, Technical-Debt, SyntaxHighlight

Apr 20 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T250641: Archive the reCaptcha extension.
Apr 20 2020, 4:32 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-reCaptcha, translatewiki.net, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

Apr 19 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T250591: Archive the TemplateInfo extension.
Apr 19 2020, 7:11 PM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup, User-Kizule
Dinoguy1000 merged T250598: Full width (e.g. Chinese) Characters overlap in edit box in AWB into T99298: [Migrated] Fullwidth characters in edit box are not really fullwidth.
Apr 19 2020, 8:10 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Dinoguy1000 merged task T250598: Full width (e.g. Chinese) Characters overlap in edit box in AWB into T99298: [Migrated] Fullwidth characters in edit box are not really fullwidth.
Apr 19 2020, 8:10 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Apr 17 2020

Dinoguy1000 awarded T3710: Ability to watch all articles in a category a Like token.
Apr 17 2020, 12:30 AM · Growth-Team, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Apr 16 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T250227: Investigate and evaluate hCaptcha to replace Wikimedia's Fancy Captcha.

Again, nobody requires users to use Windows. But Wikimedia may be going to require (at least new) users to use a non-free third-party service.

Apr 16 2020, 9:20 PM · Privacy, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension), Security-Team
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T237267: Decide the fate of <source>.

<syntaxhighlight> is not particularly "new"; it was added as an alternative to <source> in revision 50696, in May 2009 (in response to T20820). Not that this invalidates concerns for non-English speakers, of course, but I don't have any good answer for that.

Apr 16 2020, 7:54 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.28; 2020-04-14), User-notice, User-DannyS712, Parsing-Team--ARCHIVED, Technical-Debt, SyntaxHighlight

Apr 12 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T250043: Feature Request: '=' use in HTML tags in template args should not be interpreted as template argument assignment..

Yes, both the old parser and Parsoid treat that wikitext identically. But, Parsoid converts VE HTML to wikitext incorrectly. So, the HTML -> wikitext conversion is buggy. It should have been {{small|1=...}} or {{small|<span style<nowiki>=</nowiki>...}}. The first version is the preferred version.

Apr 12 2020, 9:58 PM · MediaWiki-Parser, Parsoid
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T250043: Feature Request: '=' use in HTML tags in template args should not be interpreted as template argument assignment..

As far as I can tell, the old parser does this too (I get the same result testing on a 1.31 wiki that doesn't have Parsoid installed). That doesn't invalidate this issue, but changes it from a bug report to a feature request IMO (and makes it a potentially-breaking change).

Apr 12 2020, 9:45 PM · MediaWiki-Parser, Parsoid

Apr 11 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T206685: #tag:gallery behaves inconsistently when using ParserFunctions to pass in options.
Apr 11 2020, 8:18 PM · MediaWiki-Gallery, Multimedia

Apr 10 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T248416: [EPIC] Drop MediaWiki:Mobile.css and MediaWiki:Mobile.js in favor of TemplateStyles.

I'd be surprised if this hadn't been considered before (and even more surprised if there weren't technical issues I'm unaware of that make it unpalatable), but a potential method for deprecating MediaWiki:Mobile.css at least in the short term would be flags that could be used on styles in MediaWiki:Common.css to mark them as intended for mobile and/or mobile-only, something like /* @embed */ being used to tell ResourceLoader to embed the following object directly in the stylesheet, or /* @noflip */ being used to prevent directional CSS from being changed for opposite-directionality languages. The software (be that MobileFrontend, or ResourceLoader, or whatever else) would then generate a mobile stylesheet from Common.css by stripping everything without the flag, and in the case that mobile-only styles are supported/present, a nonmobile stylesheet with all the mobile-only styles would also be generated.

Apr 10 2020, 6:44 PM · Epic, Performance-Team (Radar), MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend and MinervaNeue architecture), User-Jdlrobson
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T248416: [EPIC] Drop MediaWiki:Mobile.css and MediaWiki:Mobile.js in favor of TemplateStyles.
Apr 10 2020, 6:30 PM · Epic, Performance-Team (Radar), MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend and MinervaNeue architecture), User-Jdlrobson

Apr 8 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T249483: Pointless fixing of lint filters in discussion pages, especially discussion archives.

@Krinkle it is my understanding that deprecated font tags will be supported by the browsers,, is that not the case?

There is no guarantee that browsers will continue to support deprecated/obsolete tags/attributes and I think it's a reasonable statement to say that there is also no guarantee MediaWiki will continue to support deprecated/obsolete tags/attributes. (I make no statement or suggestion as to the timeline in which it will come to pass that browsers and MediaWiki will stop supporting deprecated/obsolete tags/attributes.)

Apr 8 2020, 5:43 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Apr 7 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T249656: Archive the OracleTextSearch extension.
Apr 7 2020, 9:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Kizule, translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 renamed T20157: Implement a {{#trim}}, {{#ltrim}}, {{#rtrim}} in StringFunctions from Implement a {{#trim}}, {{#ltrim}}, {{#trim}} in StringFunctions to Implement a {{#trim}}, {{#ltrim}}, {{#rtrim}} in StringFunctions.
Apr 7 2020, 5:44 AM · ParserFunctions

Apr 6 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T249483: Pointless fixing of lint filters in discussion pages, especially discussion archives.

With few exceptions, the important part of talk page archives is the actual discussion. Many lint errors arise from deprecated markup constructs that impact the readability of pages they appear on (a good example is closing tag semantics, which have changed in the past few years; many talk pages/archives from the distant past have malformed tags which, under the current parsing semantics, cause various styles like strikeout, superscript, or small to be applied to the entire rest of the page); therefore, I would argue, updating this markup is important for preserving the readability of these archives, and broadly speaking does not change the actual text, only the underlying markup and the styling applied to the text. In this light, these updates are desirable and positive. As for the purely preservationist perspective, well, the original markup is still present in page histories.

Apr 6 2020, 6:59 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Mar 30 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T248883: "What links here" does not match "File usage" for a file.

Possibly TranslateWiki, but honestly I'm the wrong person to ask.

Mar 30 2020, 11:59 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-File-management, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T248883: "What links here" does not match "File usage" for a file.

You can modify the message via MediaWiki:Linkstoimage (for files that are used on at least one page) and MediaWiki:Nolinkstoimage (for files that are unused). I've modified both of these on a couple of the wikis I am/was an administrator on, see examples on Yugipedia: MediaWiki:Linkstoimage, MediaWiki:Nolinkstoimage.

Mar 30 2020, 5:50 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-File-management, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T248883: "What links here" does not match "File usage" for a file.

"File usage" only lists pages that embed the file directly on-page ([[File:Example.png]]); "What links here" also lists all pages that link to the file's description page ([[:File:Example.png]]). I've always thought the messaging in the "File usage" section was misleading.

Mar 30 2020, 5:19 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-File-management, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Mar 29 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T248758: Archive the MagicNumberedHeadings extension.
Mar 29 2020, 6:26 AM · User-Kizule, translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

Mar 17 2020

Dinoguy1000 closed T247799: There seems to be a problem with your login session[...] as Invalid.

Ahh, it seems I never enabled scripts for wikidata.org in my script blocker, so this login issue is unrelated to the past one on a third-party wiki that I mentioned in the OP. Enabling scripts fixed the login. Sorry for the false alarm!

Mar 17 2020, 8:52 AM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Mar 16 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T247799: There seems to be a problem with your login session[...].
Mar 16 2020, 10:50 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T247799: There seems to be a problem with your login session[...].
Mar 16 2020, 10:47 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
Dinoguy1000 created T247799: There seems to be a problem with your login session[...].
Mar 16 2020, 10:45 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Feb 26 2020

Dinoguy1000 closed T246196: Archive the <name> extension/skin as Invalid.
Feb 26 2020, 8:50 AM · Trash

Feb 16 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T245134: Arrays extension cannot parse certain numbers.

This works as expected on a wiki with Arrays 2.1.0; unfortunately I don't have any wikis to hand with Arrays 2.2.0 to test on.

Feb 16 2020, 10:51 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Arrays
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T196452: Archive the LiveTranslate extension.

Thanks but I don't need the overly-detailed instructions.

Feb 16 2020, 10:22 PM · translatewiki.net, User-MarcoAurelio, MediaWiki-extensions-LiveTranslate, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T176349: [Task] Decide if the Teahouse extension can be archived.

Alright, I'll start the archiving soon then.

Feb 16 2020, 10:17 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup, MediaWiki-extensions-Teahouse
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T196452: Archive the LiveTranslate extension.
Feb 16 2020, 1:39 PM · translatewiki.net, User-MarcoAurelio, MediaWiki-extensions-LiveTranslate, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T176349: [Task] Decide if the Teahouse extension can be archived.

I'll note that none of the related pages on MW.org that I checked (the main extension page, as well as the /Development and /DE subpages) have any significant edits from more recent than 2015 or so, the only related talk page I saw only has a single topic from two years ago, and WikiApiary doesn't list any wiki as having it installed. Other extensions have been archived for less; my vote is to go ahead with archival.

Feb 16 2020, 1:33 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup, MediaWiki-extensions-Teahouse

Feb 5 2020

Dinoguy1000 changed the status of T243735: Using regex tester the end of result isn't same as Type fix from Open to Stalled.
Feb 5 2020, 5:57 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Jan 27 2020

Dinoguy1000 renamed T243728: Lack of SRE resources on Wikimedia websites from Lack of SRE resources on WIkimedia websites to Lack of SRE resources on Wikimedia websites.
Jan 27 2020, 9:14 PM · Performance Issue, Performance-Team, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T243735: Using regex tester the end of result isn't same as Type fix.

Are you sure that's the regex responsible for the replacement?

Jan 27 2020, 3:24 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Jan 26 2020

Dinoguy1000 renamed T243712: Wikipedia main page displays incorrect translation for article namespace from Wikipedia main page displays incorrect traanslation for article namespace to Wikipedia main page displays incorrect translation for article namespace.
Jan 26 2020, 4:28 PM · MediaWiki-Internationalization

Jan 25 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T243670: Archive the MWVersionInfo extension.
Jan 25 2020, 10:29 PM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

Jan 23 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T243462: Archive the FormPreloadPostCache extension.

Considering @tstarling is a WMF developer, archiving this extension probably should wait until he gives the go-ahead.

Jan 23 2020, 8:04 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Kizule, translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 renamed T243462: Archive the FormPreloadPostCache extension from Archive the FormPreloadPostCache extension/skin to Archive the FormPreloadPostCache extension.
Jan 23 2020, 7:59 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Kizule, translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup

Jan 22 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T243369: Feature request: Lossless image optimization upon upload.

I'd also love a similar extension that automatically converts CMYK images to RGB

As I understand it, this isn't possible to do losslessly, so it wouldn't be a good idea to do so automatically for all CMYK-colorspace images.

Jan 22 2020, 6:21 AM · MediaWiki-extension-requests, MediaWiki-Uploading

Jan 20 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T243134: MediaWikiAuth extension: "Undefined property stdClass::$clientlogin" error on new user login.

I wasn't aware announcements were posted to that list for point releases of non-WMF-deployed extensions, @Aklapper 😛

Jan 20 2020, 7:27 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-MediaWikiAuth

Jan 17 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T243093: Archive the TagContent extension.

Actually, I feel some clarification might be needed here: @jeblad was the one that added the request for TagContent to be imported into Gerrit.

Jan 17 2020, 10:03 PM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T243093: Archive the TagContent extension.

The extension was marked archived by its author/maintainer (@jeblad), so I'd call that good enough reason to go through with the whole archival checklist here. Even ignoring that, though, the last version was released in 2010, and there's a good chance it doesn't work with any supported version of MediaWiki (though if someone wants to test, feel free).

Jan 17 2020, 9:56 PM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T243093: Archive the TagContent extension.
Jan 17 2020, 9:55 PM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T243031: #arrayunique causes #arraysearch to return incorrect results.
Jan 17 2020, 12:38 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Arrays

Jan 16 2020

Dinoguy1000 added a comment to T242922: UploadBlacklist depends on UploadVerification hook removed in MW Core 1.34.

According to WikiApiary, it's only used on 43 wikis, which are running (at most recent) MW 1.28.2. I think its functionality is covered by TitleBlacklist these days?

Jan 16 2020, 12:08 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UploadBlacklist, User-DannyS712

Jan 5 2020

Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T241916: Archive the Semantic Social Profile extension.
Jan 5 2020, 5:41 AM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup
Dinoguy1000 updated the task description for T241916: Archive the Semantic Social Profile extension.
Jan 5 2020, 5:40 AM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, Projects-Cleanup