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Commonsist. Mostly harmless.

Recent Activity

Wed, Jan 1

bjh21 awarded T239213: Conflicting timestamp in file history a Burninate token.
Wed, Jan 1, 10:28 AM · Regression, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Pywikibot-Commons, MW-1.34-release, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Dec 19 2019

Pigsonthewing awarded T124662: Unexpected TIFF verification failures when mass-uploading via API a Heartbreak token.
Dec 19 2019, 11:23 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-PagedTiffHandler, Commons

Dec 16 2019

Fae added a comment to T124662: Unexpected TIFF verification failures when mass-uploading via API.

Seven examples of this tiffinfo parsing failure are available at Uploads by Fæ which fail to display. These were recently put up for speedy deletion, but actually this still appears to be an old WMF server failure that still needs to be fixed, as re-uploading the TIFFs still leads to the indefinite hanging of the upload at the WMF side.

Dec 16 2019, 7:17 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PagedTiffHandler, Commons
Fae awarded T124662: Unexpected TIFF verification failures when mass-uploading via API a Doubloon token.
Dec 16 2019, 7:13 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PagedTiffHandler, Commons

Dec 13 2019

Fae added a comment to T240455: Large TIFF files do not pass file verification (related to version of image magick installed).

As a small experiment I used ImageMagick to remove the alpha channel

convert norrie.tiff -alpha off output.tiff

on the example file. Uploading using the wizard gave

Dec 13 2019, 2:01 PM · WMSE-Bug-Reporting-and-Translation-2019, Operations, Patch-For-Review, Multimedia, Commons, MediaWiki-extensions-PagedTiffHandler

Dec 12 2019

Fae added a comment to T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts.

The user preference, if any, should be to opt-out of going to matches. This is the default functionality, not a default of never going to the exact page the user searched for.

Dec 12 2019, 6:24 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Raymond awarded T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts a Heartbreak token.
Dec 12 2019, 5:21 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons

Dec 11 2019

Fae added a comment to T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads.

In the meantime, it would be really useful to find a definition of the throttle limits for the service. If we are given a service level guide, like "20 video information queries in an hour", then at least it may be possible to manage our own queue and avoid IP blocks if we stay within it, or reliably farm out the queue if that is an acceptable practice.

Dec 11 2019, 7:37 PM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons
Deadstar awarded T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts a Heartbreak token.
Dec 11 2019, 7:16 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Fae renamed T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts from Default search on Common fails to return name matches for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts to Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts.
Dec 11 2019, 4:57 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Fae added a comment to T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts.

Please do not rename this task to something less "project breaking" and urgent. This is not the "default search", this is change to Commons search that has broken basic project searching. Example failures resulting from this project breaking change include:

  • Search for "Commons:Freedom of panorama" fails to go to the page
  • Search for "Template:Cc-zero" fails to go to the page
  • Search for "Category:East London" fails to go to the category and "East London" does not even list it
Dec 11 2019, 3:59 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Fae renamed T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts from Default search on Commons does not list exact category name matches to Default search on Common fails to return name matches for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts.
Dec 11 2019, 3:54 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Lambtron awarded T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts a Heartbreak token.
Dec 11 2019, 2:45 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Draceane awarded T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts a Heartbreak token.
Dec 11 2019, 8:04 AM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons

Dec 10 2019

Fae awarded T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts a Mountain of Wealth token.
Dec 10 2019, 11:49 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Fae created T240404: Recent change to search on Common has broken correct page returns for categories, templates, commons space, shortcuts.
Dec 10 2019, 11:48 PM · Regression, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, Commons
Fae added a comment to T239213: Conflicting timestamp in file history.

To avoid clogging this task up with examples, I have posted 408 examples from June 2013 of this same file overwrite bug to Faebot/SandboxU.

Dec 10 2019, 5:03 PM · Regression, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Pywikibot-Commons, MW-1.34-release, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons
Fae added a comment to T239213: Conflicting timestamp in file history.

Further example is Negros_Oriental_State_University.jpg, per diff, the file cannot be deleted which seems to be caused by the first entry in the filehistory being corrupted.

Dec 10 2019, 2:33 PM · Regression, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Pywikibot-Commons, MW-1.34-release, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Nov 26 2019

Fae added a comment to T239213: Conflicting timestamp in file history.

As examples of this bug seem rare, it seems worth noting another example that popped up during categorization this afternoon:
2013-03-26 File:HK 銅鑼灣 Causeway Bay 糖街 Sugar Street evening The Point Causeway Square shop 領域電訊 CityLink Mar-2013 Miss Chrissie Chau.JPG

Nov 26 2019, 4:29 PM · Regression, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Pywikibot-Commons, MW-1.34-release, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons
Fae added a comment to T239213: Conflicting timestamp in file history.

Via pywikibot:

Nov 26 2019, 10:33 AM · Regression, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Pywikibot-Commons, MW-1.34-release, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons
Fae added a project to T239213: Conflicting timestamp in file history: Commons.
Nov 26 2019, 10:26 AM · Regression, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Pywikibot-Commons, MW-1.34-release, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons
Fae created T239213: Conflicting timestamp in file history.
Nov 26 2019, 10:26 AM · Regression, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Pywikibot-Commons, MW-1.34-release, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Nov 24 2019

Fae created T239030: Search sort by create_timestamp_asc not recognised.
Nov 24 2019, 5:02 PM · TCB-Team, Advanced-Search

Nov 11 2019

Fae updated the task description for T237942: Video viewer menus may become unusable on mobile.
Nov 11 2019, 10:57 AM · Mobile, Kaltura player
Fae created T237942: Video viewer menus may become unusable on mobile.
Nov 11 2019, 10:55 AM · Mobile, Kaltura player

Nov 10 2019

Fae added a comment to T237154: Display standard webm metadata/tag.

When Wikimedia Commons generates alternate transcodes (e.g. converting a WebM audio/video file, VP9/Opus, length 20 s, 1,080 × 1,080 pixels to a smaller VP9 360P version) different tags are created for the file, which drops several of the standard Matroska entries.

Nov 10 2019, 12:44 PM · Commons, CommonsMetadata

Nov 7 2019

Fae added a comment to T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads.

My experience running locally is that the YouTube IP block lasts around 2½ days. I can queue my processing, and let my programme keep testing the connection every few hours, but it's not reasonable for the average Commons user to see nothing happening for that long.

Nov 7 2019, 10:44 PM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons

Nov 5 2019

Fae added a comment to T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads.

It seems impossible for me to use WMF cloud services to do the CDC video recoding. I have reverted to running an old mac mini as a headless server, which itself has experienced the YouTube "too many requests" problem, but my understanding is that this gets lifted after a day or two anyway.

Nov 5 2019, 10:58 AM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons

Nov 3 2019

Masumrezarock100 awarded T237154: Display standard webm metadata/tag a Like token.
Nov 3 2019, 5:33 PM · Commons, CommonsMetadata

Nov 2 2019

Fae created T237154: Display standard webm metadata/tag.
Nov 2 2019, 12:26 PM · Commons, CommonsMetadata

Nov 1 2019

Fae added a comment to T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads.
Nov 1 2019, 5:10 AM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons

Oct 29 2019

Fae added a comment to T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads.

@Phamhi good suggestion. Have not managed to get it to work so far. The Python script drops out without warning, even though I guess in theory the shell should behave in an identical way.

Oct 29 2019, 3:43 PM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons

Oct 28 2019

Fae awarded T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads a Hungry Hippo token.
Oct 28 2019, 1:38 PM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons
Fae added a comment to T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads.

By coincidence I (using Faebot) have been trying to run my CDC videos uploads from labs. The standard use of youtube-dl works directly from a terminal session, but when run on the grid engine I start getting

WARNING: unable to download video info webpage: HTTP Error 429: Too Many Requests

or the fatal (the youtube id is just a real example)

youtube_dl.utils.DownloadError: ERROR: fWET2kNwdn8: YouTube said: Unable to extract video data

Oct 28 2019, 1:38 PM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons

Jul 23 2019

Don-vip awarded T164643: Please add esamultimedia.esa.int to $wgCopyUploadsDomains a Yellow Medal token.
Jul 23 2019, 9:52 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 31 2019

Don-vip awarded T167947: Allow searching for similar images on Commons via perceptual hashes a Hungry Hippo token.
Mar 31 2019, 7:46 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Mar 30 2019

Fae awarded T167947: Allow searching for similar images on Commons via perceptual hashes a Pterodactyl token.
Mar 30 2019, 11:55 AM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Mar 28 2019

Fae awarded T219450: "wikitext" content is not allowed on page … in slot "Main" a Burninate token.
Mar 28 2019, 9:52 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.25; 2019-04-09), Wikimedia-production-error, Wikimedia-Incident, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Wikidata, StructuredDataOnCommons, Commons

Mar 19 2019

Fae awarded T201092: MediaWiki API deprecation warnings - 'rvslots' isn't documented a Pterodactyl token.
Mar 19 2019, 10:02 AM · Multi-Content-Revisions, MediaWiki-API

Jan 23 2019

Fae added a comment to T155290: Add a data-page-only wiki markup header to datasets.

As a reminder, this task has been open for 2 years with a more detailed Wikimedia Commons community consensus to go ahead 15 months ago. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump/Proposals/Archive/2017/10#Proposal_to_include_non-CC0_licenses_for_the_Data_namespace

Jan 23 2019, 10:49 AM · Commons-Datasets, Maps, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, patch-welcome, Patch-For-Review

Dec 14 2018

Fae added a comment to T211882: New uploads receiving apparently false empty-file API errors.

After 24 hours of "outage", the exact same sources are now uploading. Nothing has changed with my account or upload scripts, so something must have changed operationally.

Dec 14 2018, 11:18 AM · Pywikibot

Dec 13 2018

Fae added a comment to T211882: New uploads receiving apparently false empty-file API errors.

Connectivity from where to where? The direct URL upload does not even touch my client end, so I have no idea what can be checked.

Dec 13 2018, 9:15 PM · Pywikibot
Fae updated subscribers of T211882: New uploads receiving apparently false empty-file API errors.
Dec 13 2018, 2:09 PM · Pywikibot
Fae created T211882: New uploads receiving apparently false empty-file API errors.
Dec 13 2018, 2:07 PM · Pywikibot

Sep 12 2018

Fae added a comment to T151890: Publish an analysis of the suppression of selected user_properties in 11/2016.

No my two years old question has not been answered. There has been no analysis published.

Sep 12 2018, 6:47 AM · Security, Cloud-Services
Fae added a comment to T150605: Publish an analysis of the OurMine hack.

Okay, let's consider the factual "envelope":

Sep 12 2018, 6:39 AM · Security-Team, Wikimedia-Incident

Aug 6 2018

Fae awarded T201287: Automatic banning of non-cloaked accounts on Wikimedia IRC channels appears excessive a Meh! token.
Aug 6 2018, 7:28 AM · wikimedia-irc-freenode
Fae created T201287: Automatic banning of non-cloaked accounts on Wikimedia IRC channels appears excessive.
Aug 6 2018, 7:07 AM · wikimedia-irc-freenode

May 20 2018

Fae added a comment to T194864: Raise the rate limit for autopatrollers on Commons.

Meh, changing some categories is not exactly the crime of the decade, especially considering it only takes a few seconds to swap the entire lot back. If these are the only example of misuse, it's a really, really, weak case for breaking standard tools for good faith contributors.

May 20 2018, 8:54 AM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Fae added a comment to T194864: Raise the rate limit for autopatrollers on Commons.

Based on the last set of numbers, I would up my suggestion of a limit to 3000 edits / minute on Commons.

May 20 2018, 3:22 AM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 19 2018

Fae added a comment to T194864: Raise the rate limit for autopatrollers on Commons.

Sure, I'll take care of the vandalism on Wikimedia Commons, don't over-egg the case. The realistic risk of damage or disruption has not been made clear to us "non security" volunteers. Rather than telling us off in an attempt to make us feel stupid, try explaining the case properly and leave bullying tactics at the school gate.

May 19 2018, 2:54 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Fae added a comment to T194864: Raise the rate limit for autopatrollers on Commons.

It's quite normal to change 2000 files in 60 seconds with catalot or use VFC to make a DR with several hundred files in half that.

May 19 2018, 1:52 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 18 2018

Fae added a comment to T194864: Raise the rate limit for autopatrollers on Commons.

As was requested previously, where is the link/reference to make the change. If this affects all tools for Commons users, then there should have been a public proposal on Commons, not a super duper secret Phabricator task because "security".

May 18 2018, 4:42 AM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 13 2018

Fae added a comment to T193075: Create the 'Event coordinator' user group on English Wikipedia.

Every wiki can appoint account creators (they are able to creaete unlimited amount of accounts) RIGHT NOW, there's almost no change. There's just allowing them to grant confirmed status => this is affecting only enwiki.

May 13 2018, 9:30 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Fae added a comment to T193075: Create the 'Event coordinator' user group on English Wikipedia.

It is already allowed. Admin of every SUL project can create unlimited number of account. This is about delegation of sysop power.

May 13 2018, 8:53 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Fae added a comment to T193075: Create the 'Event coordinator' user group on English Wikipedia.

@Fae: This is just a user group on English Wikipedia, every sysop can create an account that is "globalized" - no global RFC is needed IMHO.

May 13 2018, 8:42 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Fae added a comment to T193075: Create the 'Event coordinator' user group on English Wikipedia.

This is a change that affects all projects, not just the English Wikipedia. A RFC is still needed on meta, and all affected projects appropriately notified.

May 13 2018, 8:23 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 8 2018

Fae awarded T194131: CentralAuth registration date incorrect a Piece of Eight token.
May 8 2018, 9:04 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

May 6 2018

Fae created T193981: Commons 'more' tab actions - harmonize target behaviour.
May 6 2018, 12:40 PM · Commons

May 4 2018

Fae added a comment to T150605: Publish an analysis of the OurMine hack.

Nudge - it has now been 1 year, 5 months, 21 days since this request for publication was raised. We are not asking MI6 about attempts on the Prime Minister's life, it should be possible to explain what happened and the basics of how it will be prevented in the future without creating a hacker's guide to breaking Wikimedia.

May 4 2018, 1:50 PM · Security-Team, Wikimedia-Incident
Fae created T193846: Publish analysis of sustained login attack of 3 May 2018.
May 4 2018, 9:32 AM · Security-Team

Apr 10 2018

Fae created T191910: Specific Abusefilter rule on Commons overwriting artwork.
Apr 10 2018, 6:30 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Commons

Mar 6 2018

Fae added a comment to T187302: Special:Upload prepending "== {{int:filedesc}} ==" twice (Commons).

there is no community consensus on Wikimedia Commons that every image page should start with " {{int:filedesc}} "

Honestly, I see that as Commons' problem. If there is no consensus that it should start with it, then there is also no consensus that it shouldn't. This is a tool, not a magic guessing game. It's been doing this for years without significant complaints. Figure it out. is what I say. :)
On a personal note, i kinda like it. As I dislike putting licenses into the permission field of the information template.

Mar 6 2018, 12:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-06 (1.31.0-wmf.24)), Patch-For-Review, Multimedia, Multimedia-Team-Working-Board, Commons, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Mar 5 2018

Fae added a comment to T188852: MediaWiki $wgMaxArticleSize is not enforced during file/page creation.

Has anyone seen the same behaviour when posting via the API, or does this not happen?

Mar 5 2018, 10:08 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Commons

Mar 3 2018

Fae added a comment to T179884: Files occasionally getting uploaded to Commons without file pages..

Could someone pull a list of files that were my uploads and notify me on-wiki? I just had about 20 or 30 PD Library of Congress images deleted and even listing them is a drag.

Mar 3 2018, 2:20 PM · Multimedia, UploadWizard, SRE-swift-storage, Commons

Feb 28 2018

Fae added a comment to T187302: Special:Upload prepending "== {{int:filedesc}} ==" twice (Commons).

As far as I am aware, there is no community consensus on Wikimedia Commons that every image page should start with " {{int:filedesc}} ". It would be useful to make it easy for an uploader to add these types of headings, such as by pressing a "cleanup my wikitext" button, but it is a bad thing to force standardization on users based on unfounded assumptions.

Feb 28 2018, 8:14 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-06 (1.31.0-wmf.24)), Patch-For-Review, Multimedia, Multimedia-Team-Working-Board, Commons, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jan 10 2018

Fae added a comment to T13871: Add support for JPEG 2000 images once it's out of patent.

The renaming of this task is unhelpful and misleading. "once it's out of patent" should be removed as JP2000 is defined as free to use without restriction, regardless of particular patents. The renaming makes this task unnecessarily permanently unimplementable.

Jan 10 2018, 8:31 AM · Commons, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management

Dec 24 2017

Fae added a comment to T183085: [RfC] Drop compat module.

Unless there is an immediate issue, please keep this minor backwards compatibility. Most of my stuff is now in Core but look have a library of Compat handy things that once broken are unlikely to be revisited. Deliberately breaking them does not make much sense.

Dec 24 2017, 11:18 AM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-RfCs, Pywikibot

Nov 29 2017

Fae added a comment to T161934: Add support for JP2 files.

How can we heat this up? Would kicking off a Commons proposal make any difference?

Nov 29 2017, 12:40 PM · MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia
Fae awarded T161934: Add support for JP2 files a Like token.
Nov 29 2017, 12:36 PM · MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia
Fae awarded T161934: Add support for JP2 files a Like token.
Nov 29 2017, 12:36 PM · MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia
Fae awarded T161934: Add support for JP2 files a Yellow Medal token.
Nov 29 2017, 12:36 PM · MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia

Nov 10 2017

Fae added a comment to T180241: Please add images.collection.cooperhewitt.org to $wgCopyUploadsDomains.

Project page and a link for initial uploads is at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:F%C3%A6/Project_list/Cooper-Hewitt

Nov 10 2017, 9:52 PM · Patch-For-Review, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Fae created T180241: Please add images.collection.cooperhewitt.org to $wgCopyUploadsDomains.
Nov 10 2017, 3:08 PM · Patch-For-Review, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 19 2017

Fae added a comment to T155290: Add a data-page-only wiki markup header to datasets.

A new Wikimedia Commons proposal has been created to allow for additional licenses for Data files. This would reduce the confusion about whether data imported from elsewhere needs attribution or can be redefined as CC0.

Oct 19 2017, 12:23 PM · Commons-Datasets, Maps, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, patch-welcome, Patch-For-Review

Oct 17 2017

Fae awarded T155290: Add a data-page-only wiki markup header to datasets a Doubloon token.
Oct 17 2017, 6:12 PM · Commons-Datasets, Maps, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, patch-welcome, Patch-For-Review
Fae added a comment to T155290: Add a data-page-only wiki markup header to datasets.

I had not caught on that as well as templates, it's not possible to add data files to categories (unless I'm missing a way to do it). Again an unsatisfying workaround is to use Data talk pages, with a current example being the maintenance category: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Data_files_with_Open_Street_Map_coordinates.

Oct 17 2017, 6:08 PM · Commons-Datasets, Maps, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, patch-welcome, Patch-For-Review

Oct 12 2017

Steinsplitter awarded T178051: Unwriteable error when creating DR in Commons:Data a Like token.
Oct 12 2017, 1:45 PM · Commons-Datasets
Fae added a comment to T178051: Unwriteable error when creating DR in Commons:Data.

As Data_talk pages are ordinary pages, for the example case I have raised https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/Data_talk:Kuala_Lumpur_Districts.map.

Oct 12 2017, 10:55 AM · Commons-Datasets
Fae awarded T178051: Unwriteable error when creating DR in Commons:Data a Like token.
Oct 12 2017, 9:55 AM · Commons-Datasets
Jeff_G awarded T178051: Unwriteable error when creating DR in Commons:Data a Doubloon token.
Oct 12 2017, 9:51 AM · Commons-Datasets
Fae added a comment to T178051: Unwriteable error when creating DR in Commons:Data.

Update: I may be quite wrong about readonly. Checking my upload logs, Wikimedia Commons has been reporting as read-only in response to attempted API uploads since 6:34 through to now (10:40) UK time.

Oct 12 2017, 9:43 AM · Commons-Datasets
Fae created T178051: Unwriteable error when creating DR in Commons:Data.
Oct 12 2017, 9:27 AM · Commons-Datasets

Sep 14 2017

Fae added a comment to T169864: Zoomviewer is down.

Good! However this task should not be marked as 'resolved' and the more general point that the WMF should be thinking of providing ZoomViewer facilities as part of the media viewer... or at least something that get maintained long term in the same way.

Sep 14 2017, 1:05 PM · Tools, Commons
Fae added a comment to T169864: Zoomviewer is down.

@dschwen is away, and has been for a long time. ZoomViewer should be migrated to being WMF supported. Without it, Commons is not a suitable platform for high resolution images which are now the norm for digital archives, such as high resolution scans of oil paintings.

Sep 14 2017, 7:09 AM · Tools, Commons

Sep 13 2017

Fae awarded T169864: Zoomviewer is down a Doubloon token.
Sep 13 2017, 12:58 PM · Tools, Commons

Sep 4 2017

Fae awarded T171027: "Read timeout is reached" DBQueryError when trying to load specific users' watchlists (with +1000 articles) on several wikis a Like token.
Sep 4 2017, 12:27 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-03 (1.31.0-wmf.2)), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), DBA, Wikidata, Commons, Contributors-Team, Wikimedia-production-error, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-08_(1.30.0-wmf.13)), Russian-Sites, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Performance Issue, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Aug 20 2017

Restricted Application added a project to T13871: Add support for JPEG 2000 images once it's out of patent: Commons.
Aug 20 2017, 9:08 PM · Commons, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management

Jul 17 2017

Fae added a comment to T169952: Write Pywikibot script to create tables of thankers.

Faebot was creating these tables using SQL, the same query across several projects. It stopped working due to time-outs after some WMF changes. To fix it I would need to break up the query so it can work within the more limited query times available. I might get around to fixing it, but it's floating in my sub-watermargin pile.

Jul 17 2017, 10:38 AM · Pywikibot-Thanks, Pywikibot

Jun 18 2017

Fae added a comment to T167947: Allow searching for similar images on Commons via perceptual hashes.

This is indeed a resurrection of the 2 years old T121797, however that got waylaid by the same "bigger question" of creating an independent database to return general Hamming distances. If this proposal to make available image hashes (whether perception, difference or others), it has little chance of getting anywhere if we don't at least take the first step of being able to return the image hash on an API request, or database query for an image. This minimal change does not require much smart programming, nor creative design. With the hashes available, anyone can immediately search for hash matches, and if they wish to compare Hamming distance for non-matches, they can write separate scripts or tools to do it far more easily, the bit-wise difference being extremely simple. In my experiments with greater-than-zero distances, the results have much narrower potential utility, leading me to believe that this would be for analysing rather specialized collections and questions which means only having to process a constrained sample space. Simple matches, where the Hamming distance is zero, across all Commons images offers immediate benefits, namely finding duplicates and detecting copyright violations by matching new uploads against the hashes for already deleted images, rather than only doing a comparison with the SHA1 cryptic hash.

Jun 18 2017, 10:03 AM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Jun 15 2017

Fae created T167947: Allow searching for similar images on Commons via perceptual hashes.
Jun 15 2017, 9:21 AM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Jun 13 2017

Fae awarded T165860: Request for +2 rights on mediawiki/* for Ladsgroup a Like token.
Jun 13 2017, 10:25 PM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, Repository-Ownership-Requests

Jun 5 2017

Fae added a comment to T166271: Please add www.defenceimagery.mod.uk to $wgCopyUploadsDomains.

It's working, thanks!

Jun 5 2017, 8:16 PM · Patch-For-Review, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jun 3 2017

Fae added a comment to T166271: Please add www.defenceimagery.mod.uk to $wgCopyUploadsDomains.

...

Anyway, why we actually whitelist? Is there a Dos attack possible? Only
from our infrastructure i think but this can be solved by throttling upload
by URL actions by user. In some time maybe autoblock them.

Jun 3 2017, 8:48 PM · Patch-For-Review, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 31 2017

Fae created T166644: Closure of Glamtools list.
May 31 2017, 9:05 AM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

May 30 2017

Fae added a comment to T166271: Please add www.defenceimagery.mod.uk to $wgCopyUploadsDomains.

I'm unclear as to why we are worried about tokens. If url upload is allowed, then the URL with a token passed as a parameter looks like:
http://www.defenceimagery.mod.uk/fotoweb/cmdrequest/rest/Download.fwx/45153802.jpg?D=EFCC51FEE65DA414D18085DA188CAB45524FFC4F7A63A403C47E17A8BEF1E554B796D6EA4FD91784A04B36049843E1FB56B129047A099FD2448D5AA2FD3EBB84D49852E5EF22F9F1E9930FDF2671F90028F4747E4DAAD3BE496BC62277DF33E1BC24AB66E7B4B90225B163F54F224DFE65DFE22A5F65B6D1328840103D2F128F615EE150C8AA32E00FC8DA1E13BEA266&ForceSaveDialog=no

May 30 2017, 10:04 PM · Patch-For-Review, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 24 2017

Fae created T166271: Please add www.defenceimagery.mod.uk to $wgCopyUploadsDomains.
May 24 2017, 10:05 PM · Patch-For-Review, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 15 2017

Fae awarded T129216: Pywikibot should support async chunked uploading a Like token.
May 15 2017, 4:05 PM · Pywikibot-Commons, Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-General, Pywikibot

May 11 2017

Fae updated the task description for T165031: Gadgets that use both scripts and styles, but do not specify type=general, are never loaded (JS file not loaded but CSS file is).
May 11 2017, 12:14 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-05-09_(1.30.0-wmf.1)), Performance-Team, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Commons
Fae updated subscribers of T165031: Gadgets that use both scripts and styles, but do not specify type=general, are never loaded (JS file not loaded but CSS file is).
May 11 2017, 12:11 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-05-09_(1.30.0-wmf.1)), Performance-Team, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Commons