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Sun, Jun 12

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T310431: Unable to view all Wikimedia projects.

If you report this error to the Wikimedia System Administrators, please include the details below.

Sun, Jun 12, 8:25 AM · Wikimedia-Incident, SRE, Traffic

May 27 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T298638: Make modifications to Pager HTML to add heading separators to support Minerva skinning.

We plan to show these headings to non-screen readers as well

Which ticket should we watch for updates on these plans?

May 27 2022, 8:54 PM · User-brennen, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.24; 2022-02-28), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Platform Engineering, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), MediaWiki-Page-history, User-Jdlrobson, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages)

May 8 2022

GhostInTheMachine created T307868: Create Wiki syntax for adding an ID to H* tags.
May 8 2022, 3:22 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

Apr 18 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T300673: [Design spike] Consider changes to main menu.

+1 for a tabs prototype. If you use "TOC" and "Tools" there should be room for 3 tabs. (I would create a third tab for my users scripts.)

Apr 18 2022, 6:55 PM · Desktop Improvements, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22)

Mar 19 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T301798: Show date headers on Special:Contributions page in Minerva skin.

Also remove the extra date lines on desktop skins (not just hide them)

Mar 19 2022, 5:56 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.6; 2022-04-04), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Advanced Mobile Contributions, MinervaNeue

Dec 10 2021

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T297341: Brand-new editors are still being guided to adding terrible short descriptions on en.WP.

Remember also, that a "bad" Short description is often not reverted -- just re-edited. Do the stats just test for the "revert" tag?

Dec 10 2021, 10:05 PM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Jun 30 2021

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T285766: Remove the Book namespace from enwiki.

Once the namespace is disabled, what error message would be displayed when a user tries to access a missing Book: page?
Are we able to modify the text of this error message to explain the absence of the former namespace?

Jun 30 2021, 7:43 AM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 22 2021

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T72470: Remove legacy javascript globals.

Please check / update / clarify the introduction at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interface/JavaScript#mw.config

Mar 22 2021, 7:44 PM · User-Ladsgroup, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.3; 2021-04-27), MW-1.36-notes, MW-1.35-notes, Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-release, User-notice, Technical-Debt (Deprecation process), Performance-Team-publish, Performance-Team, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, JavaScript
GhostInTheMachine added a watcher for Front-end-Standards-Group: GhostInTheMachine.
Mar 22 2021, 7:22 PM

Jan 15 2021

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T261977: Add tool tip for editing Wikidata descriptions in the iOS app.

On the English Wikipedia, the article description is local and should start with a capital

Jan 15 2021, 9:26 AM · iOS-app-v6.8-Manta-Ray-On-A-Riding-Mower, Wikidata, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog
GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T256816: Enhanced submission warnings.

I know that this is closed, but FYI.
On the English Wikipedia, the article description is local and should start with a capital.

Jan 15 2021, 9:25 AM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog (Android-app-release-v2.7.32x-Q-Qurabiya)

Jan 5 2021

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T271053: An option to disable constant pulling (GET requests) of the Watchlist.

I understand what you mean, but ...
The change wanted here is not to turn off the polling when Live Updates is turned off, but to have a further option to fully turn off polling.
I would also distinguish between polling and pulling. The GET request is just asking for a "did something change?" status and does not pull any data.
The response for no change is a 204 with no payload. The response after a change is a 200 - also with no payload.

Jan 5 2021, 11:52 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Jan 3 2021

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T271053: An option to disable constant pulling (GET requests) of the Watchlist.

I think that the original title was more correct.
The request should probably be instead to change the 2-way Live Updates button to a 3-way option:

  • do not poll — but allow a manual refresh of the history display without a full page reload
  • poll and stop — as current non-live
  • full live update — as current Live
Jan 3 2021, 9:43 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Jan 1 2021

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T270360: Cannot expand CategoryTree with mode=pages (CSS class CategoryTreeToggleHandlerAttached is missing; works in page preview).

Also now a problem on en.wikipedia.org. ext.categoryTree is not being loaded

Jan 1 2021, 5:55 PM · User-Majavah, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.25; 2021-01-05), Regression, MediaWiki-extensions-CategoryTree

Oct 27 2020

GhostInTheMachine created T266597: Add class to empty subcategories.
Oct 27 2020, 7:52 PM · MediaWiki-Categories

Oct 19 2020

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T263493: Reader gets appropriate article short description in search results.

FWIW -- a quick heads-up at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical) is often a good idea.

Oct 19 2020, 11:05 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.11; 2020-09-29), Platform Team Workboards (Green), Story, Wikidata, MediaWiki-REST-API, Platform Team Initiatives (MW REST API in PHP)