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Sep 7 2018

GermanJoe added a comment to T203782: Special:Log has incorrect date 0000-00-00 as prefilled value, turns into -0001-11-30.

The error also happens with Firefox ESR 52.9.0, Vector skin on my age-old Windows XP SP3 system. After the date field is emptied manually, its display changes to light-grey "YYYY-MM-DD" format information (I am assuming this would be the correct default status), and further searches in the actual page work. Once the log page is closed and re-started, the same issue happens again unless the date field is cleaned up again first.

Sep 7 2018, 7:43 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Special-pages
GermanJoe updated the task description for T203750: Button to open complete list of languages is no longer functional on en-Wiki.
Sep 7 2018, 7:51 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-09-04 (1.32.0-wmf.20)), Language-2018-July-September, UniversalLanguageSelector, ULS-CompactLinks
GermanJoe created T203750: Button to open complete list of languages is no longer functional on en-Wiki.
Sep 7 2018, 7:43 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-09-04 (1.32.0-wmf.20)), Language-2018-July-September, UniversalLanguageSelector, ULS-CompactLinks

May 22 2017

GermanJoe created T166029: VE - wrong info for "Table of contents" - limit is 4, not 3.
May 22 2017, 5:12 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Apr 1 2017

GermanJoe added a comment to T161836: 404 error while accessing some images files (e.g. djvu, jpg, png, webm) on Commons and other sites.

Welcome back: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yaroslava_Shvedova.JPG

Apr 1 2017, 11:01 PM · User-fgiunchedi, media-storage, Operations, Multimedia
GermanJoe added a comment to T161836: 404 error while accessing some images files (e.g. djvu, jpg, png, webm) on Commons and other sites.

Possibly another related case reported by a different editor: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yaroslava_Shvedova.JPG, mentioned at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Administrators%27_noticeboard#File:Yaroslava_Shvedova.JPG.

Apr 1 2017, 1:26 AM · User-fgiunchedi, media-storage, Operations, Multimedia

Aug 24 2016

GermanJoe closed T143742: Mismatched Wikidata information in watchlist as Resolved.

Agree to close. The original misunderstanding was clarified, and an eventual tweak is already discussed in a different task. Closing this (hope that's OK).

Aug 24 2016, 10:28 PM · Wikidata

Aug 23 2016

GermanJoe added a comment to T143742: Mismatched Wikidata information in watchlist.

The given page contains the following:

{{#property:P106|from=Q42}}

Every change to the linked item of the page and the items that are being used on the page appear in the watchlist.

Aug 23 2016, 9:49 PM · Wikidata
GermanJoe created T143742: Mismatched Wikidata information in watchlist.
Aug 23 2016, 9:20 PM · Wikidata

Feb 4 2016

GermanJoe added a comment to T124356: Incorrect TOC and section edit links rendering in Vector due to ParserCache corruption via ParserOutput::setText( ParserOutput::getText() ).

Error has been seen on en-Wiki in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowcliffe and https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Young_(Wisconsin_politician) - both within the last 24 hours.

Feb 4 2016, 7:34 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-01_(1.27.0-wmf.15)), MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-08_(1.27.0-wmf.16)), Reading-Web-Sprint-68-"Java and JavaScript are basically the same", MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-15_(1.27.0-wmf.17)), User-notice, MobileFrontend, Traffic, Operations, Regression

Oct 3 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T111230: VisualEditor is intermittently failing to load TemplateData for en.wp's [[Template:Citation needed]] (possibly others?).

Existing TemplateData for this template is still not loaded via VE.
I could try to request another null edit on the template, which might fix the problem. But it's probably better to retain the current error situation for further research.

Oct 3 2015, 3:34 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, TemplateData, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor

Sep 23 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T75512: Selecting huge chunks of text with Shift + arrow up/down is broken or works inconsistently.

A slightly different behaviour, which may be caused by the same underlying problem (just copying my note from en-Wiki):

Sep 23 2015, 3:08 PM · VisualEditor-ContentEditable, VisualEditor
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T75512: Selecting huge chunks of text with Shift + arrow up/down is broken or works inconsistently.
Sep 23 2015, 3:03 PM · VisualEditor-ContentEditable, VisualEditor

Sep 2 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T111230: VisualEditor is intermittently failing to load TemplateData for en.wp's [[Template:Citation needed]] (possibly others?).

Sorry - didn't mean to mess up the task info.

Sep 2 2015, 7:35 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, TemplateData, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
GermanJoe renamed T111230: VisualEditor is intermittently failing to load TemplateData for en.wp's [[Template:Citation needed]] (possibly others?) from VisualEditor is intermittently failing to load TemplateData for en.wp's [[Template:Citation needed]] (possibly others?) to TemplateData with AutoValue intermittently not available at en.wp's [[Template:Citation needed]].
Sep 2 2015, 7:32 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, TemplateData, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
GermanJoe added a comment to T111230: VisualEditor is intermittently failing to load TemplateData for en.wp's [[Template:Citation needed]] (possibly others?).

Thanks for adding this task. To clarify a bit: not only the "Autovalue" function is not working, the whole TemplateData content is apparently not loaded. I get the standard message "You are adding the "Cn" template to this page. It doesn't yet have a description, but there might be some information on the template's page." for missing TD info from VE, even though the template has such data. I don't know, how exactly VE loads the TemplateData information from the original Template page, but somewhere along the way it gets lost (currently it's still not available for Template "cn" on en-Wiki). Other templates on en-Wiki work fine.

Sep 2 2015, 7:30 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, TemplateData, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor

Aug 29 2015

GermanJoe removed a member for VisualEditor: GermanJoe.
Aug 29 2015, 7:55 PM

Aug 21 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T108713: Change label "Basic form" to something clearer.

As a German I don't know how common the term is, but how about "Free-form"?
The problem with "Basic" in this context is: this citation form is not restricted to "basic" usage (aka simple or generic), in fact it can be the most complex method with additional options and flexibility in citation creation.

Aug 21 2015, 9:55 AM · Voice & Tone, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Design, Citoid, VisualEditor
GermanJoe added a comment to T109496: Watchlist button to "mark all entries as read" disappeared.

Thanks for the information, this issue (and related flaws in the CSS handling) have been discussed at en-Wiki VPT locally as advised.

Aug 21 2015, 9:25 AM · MediaWiki-Watchlist

Aug 18 2015

GermanJoe created T109496: Watchlist button to "mark all entries as read" disappeared.
Aug 18 2015, 6:52 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist

Aug 11 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T108713: Change label "Basic form" to something clearer.

Aside from the best name, would it be possible to separate this function from the other "regular" templates with a horizontal divider line between "Basic form" and the rest of the templates? This would clarify visually: "Basic" is a citation, but it's a different type - separate from the others.

Aug 11 2015, 7:47 PM · Voice & Tone, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Design, Citoid, VisualEditor
GermanJoe added a member for VisualEditor: GermanJoe.
Aug 11 2015, 6:56 PM

Aug 7 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T93800: Messages randomly missing in some languages when populating MessageBlobStore.

Quick update: purged per the advice on top of this thread (thanks) and Citoid and regular UI are available again.

Aug 7 2015, 10:46 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-11-10_(1.27.0-wmf.6)), MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-11-17_(1.27.0-wmf.7)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader
GermanJoe added a comment to T93800: Messages randomly missing in some languages when populating MessageBlobStore.

Currently Citoid is down for me at en-Wiki (FF 39.0, Windows XP, vector skin, desktop).
The main menu shows "Cite" with the usual small arrow to open the menu.
Inside the menu the list shows as a plain list with only 1 column: Website, Book, News, Journal, Basic, Re-use with their respective icons to the left. No "Citoid" function at all.

Aug 7 2015, 10:35 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-11-10_(1.27.0-wmf.6)), MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-11-17_(1.27.0-wmf.7)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader

Jul 28 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T107078: When inserting a new automatic citation, offer "Edit" as well as "Insert" button.

@Jdforrester-WMF I don't understand what you mean by 'they get an "Edit" button immediately)'. Users currently don't get an immediate "Edit", they have to "Insert" the citation (even if they know full well, it is wrong or incomplete), and only then can re-enter the "Edit"-mode. This non-intuitive extra step is far more disadvantageous than some assumed rare misclicks. Currently, and in the foresseable future, most Citoid references need a bit of polishing and fixing afterwards - this is the more common ''standard'' case. The UI layout should support a convenient way to handle this standard situation.

Jul 28 2015, 3:07 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Citoid, VisualEditor

Jun 22 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to T103285: HotCat doesn't load after saving a page in VisualEditor (must refresh/reload first) [AOI].

(I originally filed this bug on en-Wiki)
No console message is displayed, when I save the article (Windows XP, FF 38). But when I started the editing session with VE earlier, and it was loading the article ("Hockenheim" on en-Wiki), I noticed the following error in FF console:

Jun 22 2015, 6:04 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Tech, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Apr 28 2015

GermanJoe added a project to T52474: In VisualEditor, references in templates cannot be reused and are numbered separately from references in the text.: VisualEditor 2014/15 Q4 blockers.

See en-Wiki feedback "Citation numbers messing up". This problem is repeatedly mentioned on en-Wiki, confuses editors and hinders editing of developed articles with complex reference structures. I would like to propose the whole issue with "references in templates" and "references generated by templates" as blocker. I am aware, that 5 other tasks are possible related to this problem (See also), maybe the whole topic area needs another fresh look for a solution. - the problem is known for almost 2 years now, and should get a higher priority and more frequent updates on its status.

Apr 28 2015, 1:55 PM · Epic, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-DataModel

Mar 1 2015

GermanJoe added a comment to rMW33cfd0bc4a5f: Slightly increase wikitable padding.

I'd appreciate any advice on my en-talkpage to improve that 8-years old sidebar, but am no expert table editor myself (not even close). But that's a bit beside the point: the implemented padding change provides little measurable benefit and causes unnecessary problems in several common use cases.

Mar 1 2015, 9:10 PM
GermanJoe added a comment to rMW33cfd0bc4a5f: Slightly increase wikitable padding.

The change also messed with the formatting of project statistics at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Germany/Sidebar. A very crowded table, which is used by a lot of en-Wiki projects as statistical overview - albeit with different formats and styles of embedding it.

Mar 1 2015, 7:09 PM