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Jul 13 2016, 4:44 AM (161 w, 4 d)
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You can mainly find me on English Wikipedia. If you have to contact me directly, please do so on there.

Recent Activity

Jun 20 2017

Gestrid added a comment to T167643: Reboot irc.wikimedia.org for kernel upgrades.

Per @akosiaris ' last comment, I've taken the liberty to update the task description to reflect the now non-tentative date.

Jun 20 2017, 2:41 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-IRC-RC-Server, Operations
Gestrid updated the task description for T167643: Reboot irc.wikimedia.org for kernel upgrades.
Jun 20 2017, 2:38 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-IRC-RC-Server, Operations

Jun 17 2017

Gestrid updated the task description for T168188: My request is resulting in "IntegrityError at /en/add" error.
Jun 17 2017, 11:32 PM · Wikipedia-Requests-App
Gestrid moved T168188: My request is resulting in "IntegrityError at /en/add" error from Backlog to Bugs/Improvements on the Wikipedia-Requests-App board.
Jun 17 2017, 11:28 PM · Wikipedia-Requests-App
Gestrid created T168188: My request is resulting in "IntegrityError at /en/add" error.
Jun 17 2017, 11:26 PM · Wikipedia-Requests-App

Jun 8 2017

Gestrid added a comment to T166924: Notify user when someone else creates a user-subpage for them.

As I said in that discussion, I would give my strongest possible support to this feature for reasons I already listed in that discussion.

Jun 8 2017, 7:44 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
Gestrid awarded T166924: Notify user when someone else creates a user-subpage for them a Like token.
Jun 8 2017, 7:40 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications

May 29 2017

Gestrid awarded T7072: Paragraph splits and moves not identified in diffs a Love token.
May 29 2017, 1:13 AM · MediaWiki-History-and-Diffs
Gestrid added a comment to T26617: Implement diff on sentence level (instead of per paragraph block).

The way the diff viewer currently works, it can make it difficult to spot vandalism sometimes with this problem. I hope it does get fixed someday soon.

May 29 2017, 1:05 AM · wikidiff2, MediaWiki-History-and-Diffs

Dec 2 2016

Gestrid added a comment to T152242: Modify email footer to clarify that by responding one reveals their address to the original sender.

That's probably at least part of the reason the original email system included the disclaimer.

It did? Why was it removed then?

Dec 2 2016, 11:09 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2016-12-06_(1.29.0-wmf.5)), good first bug, MediaWiki-Email, Mail
Gestrid added a comment to T152242: Modify email footer to clarify that by responding one reveals their address to the original sender.

It also keeps the WMF out of possible legal trouble if, say, someone finds out a user's email address using this and starts harassing that user. It's basically a disclaimer warning the user replying, so the user can't then say they didn't know their email would be disclosed. That's probably at least part of the reason the original email system included the disclaimer.

Dec 2 2016, 10:55 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2016-12-06_(1.29.0-wmf.5)), good first bug, MediaWiki-Email, Mail
Gestrid updated the task description for T152242: Modify email footer to clarify that by responding one reveals their address to the original sender.
Dec 2 2016, 10:43 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2016-12-06_(1.29.0-wmf.5)), good first bug, MediaWiki-Email, Mail

Nov 13 2016

Gestrid added a comment to T118696: Allow to defer 'suspicious' edits for review on any page in a reviewable namespace ("Deferred changes").

Ok, thanks for the clarification. I just found out about this and the other three Phabricator tasks after someone added a {{tracked}} template to the closed RfC today.

Nov 13 2016, 11:11 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs
Gestrid added a comment to T118696: Allow to defer 'suspicious' edits for review on any page in a reviewable namespace ("Deferred changes").

Cenarium, you said to use Special:ProblemChanges. My understanding of the enwiki RfC was that the edits would be listed at Special:PendingChanges. Was saying Special:ProblemChanges a typo?

Nov 13 2016, 10:52 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs

Nov 6 2016

Gestrid created T150113: Uploading a newer version of a file; previous version cached by the browser, shown stretched to width/height of the new version.
Nov 6 2016, 2:15 AM · Commons, MediaWiki-File-management, Multimedia

Oct 7 2016

Gestrid added a comment to T2470: Provide a 'user-watchlist' that lists all recent contributions of a set of users.

The harassment arguments seem very weak to me. We already have Special:Contributions with accompanying RSS and IRC feeds. Plus, y'know, browser bookmarks are still a thing. A motivated person can always follow a user in order to harass them, just as we allow a motivated person to follow a user to revert their vandalism. Punishing the helpful and useful users who want this tool to follow and contribute to Wikimedia wikis seems misguided.

Oct 7 2016, 8:36 PM · Growth-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, Category, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Gestrid added a comment to T2470: Provide a 'user-watchlist' that lists all recent contributions of a set of users.

Here's a suggestion to limit harassment: Make it so that only trusted users (users with the user flag) could use this feature, sort of like some of the flags given to trusted users on English Wikipedia. We on English Wikipedia have a flag just for using Rollback. I don't see why we couldn't have a flag just for watchlisting users.

Oct 7 2016, 4:11 AM · Growth-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, Category, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Aug 12 2016

Gestrid added a comment to T2470: Provide a 'user-watchlist' that lists all recent contributions of a set of users.

Having a way to watchlist user contributions would be useful to keep an eye on potential vandals.

Aug 12 2016, 9:07 PM · Growth-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, Category, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jul 31 2016

Gestrid added a comment to T141687: Cached outdated revisions served to logged-out users.

I'm not sure it is related but on Commons are also some cache problems (since 2 days) reported (unrelated logged in or not).

Jul 31 2016, 12:16 AM · Performance-Team, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-02_(1.28.0-wmf.13)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-26_(1.28.0-wmf.12)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-Cache, Traffic, Operations
Gestrid added a comment to T141687: Cached outdated revisions served to logged-out users.

Also, I was talking to someone in IRC (specifically the wikipedia-en channel), and they seemed to remember something similar from a couple of years ago. Specifically, they said:

Jul 31 2016, 12:03 AM · Performance-Team, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-02_(1.28.0-wmf.13)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-26_(1.28.0-wmf.12)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-Cache, Traffic, Operations

Jul 30 2016

Gestrid added a comment to T141687: Cached outdated revisions served to logged-out users.

There haven't been any related changes recently on the cache side of things (e.g. changes in relevant VCL or how purging works, etc). More likely it's a change on the other side of the purge queue (related to... jobqueue? eventbus?). Do we have an idea when the problem started up, to correlate against changes?

Jul 30 2016, 10:52 PM · Performance-Team, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-02_(1.28.0-wmf.13)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-26_(1.28.0-wmf.12)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-Cache, Traffic, Operations
Gestrid added a comment to T141687: Cached outdated revisions served to logged-out users.

Several reports have come in at the English Wikipedia's Teahouse regarding this issue. Perhaps some of their questions there can help narrow down the cause.

Jul 30 2016, 7:28 PM · Performance-Team, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-02_(1.28.0-wmf.13)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-26_(1.28.0-wmf.12)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MediaWiki-Cache, Traffic, Operations
Gestrid created T141695: Logged out users are not seeing the most up-to-date versions of Wikipedia pages.
Jul 30 2016, 6:13 PM · Operations, Traffic, MediaWiki-Cache