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Recent Activity

Yesterday

GhostInTheMachine reopened T352967: E-mail notification should state "reviewed" rather than just "changed" as "Open".

Random e-mail from today for an edit:

Thu, Apr 11, 6:59 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-Email

Dec 8 2023

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T352967: E-mail notification should state "reviewed" rather than just "changed".

Not sure I fully understand the question.
A "change" is when a page is edited.
"Reviewed" is when a reviewer has marked the page as "reviewed".
They both trigger e-mails saying "changed".
It would be friendly if the e-mail made a distinction between editing and tagging.

Dec 8 2023, 5:40 PM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-Email

Dec 7 2023

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315870: "View new changes..." prompt lost when Active Filters is collapsed.

see T315858 re right-align

Dec 7 2023, 10:58 AM · Growth Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team
GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315858: Watchlist Active Filters should be right aligned.

see T315870 for a screenshot

Dec 7 2023, 10:57 AM · Growth Design, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team
GhostInTheMachine created T352967: E-mail notification should state "reviewed" rather than just "changed".
Dec 7 2023, 10:45 AM · Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-Email

Nov 30 2023

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T13555: .mw-editsection links should not be part of the <h#> element.

Before this is unleashed, please could you post here the actual new heading HTML, so we can plan for any necessary user script changes.

Nov 30 2023, 6:20 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.23; 2024-03-19), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Editing-team (Kanban Board), Web-Team-Backlog (Needs Prioritization (Tech)), Technical-Debt, Epic, Accessibility, MediaWiki-Parser

Apr 8 2023

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T3605: [[Section::...]] variables.

@IKhitron Not sure if you still have the need to know if a template is in the article lead, but on EN WP there is a module that tests for an Infobox being in the lead section.
You may be able to adapt that for your case.
See Module:Is infobox in lead

Apr 8 2023, 6:44 PM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Parsoid, MediaWiki-extension-requests

Feb 16 2023

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315870: "View new changes..." prompt lost when Active Filters is collapsed.

FYI
My WatchlistTidy user script moves the "View new changes since ..." prompt out of the collapsed area and also moves the Hide/Show toggle to the right as show here:

image.png (251×342 px, 9 KB)

Feb 16 2023, 12:16 PM · Growth Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Feb 14 2023

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T329422: Expose "Live Updates" button even while filters are hidden.

see also T315870

Feb 14 2023, 8:30 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jan 18 2023

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315746: In edit preview, always sort the template list in alphabetical order.

Sort of, but no. Please sort them into a consistent order

Jan 18 2023, 11:45 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 7 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315639: Vector 2022: Absence of #contentSub breaks on-wiki gadgets and user scripts.

Please confirm that this change is also valid for legacy Vector

Oct 7 2022, 11:53 AM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.4; 2022-10-03), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Vector (legacy skin), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)

Oct 1 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T319131: Clicking blue circle on watchlist should mark the page's revisions as seen.

It would also help to increase the size of the dots from 6px to make a better click target.
This looks about right:

.mw-rcfilters-ui-changesListWrapperWidget .mw-rcfilters-ui-highlights > div {
  width: 9px;
  height: 9px;
}
Oct 1 2022, 8:15 PM · Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Sep 7 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315639: Vector 2022: Absence of #contentSub breaks on-wiki gadgets and user scripts.

If there are style issues in a specific situation, then the solution is to change the styles, not the DOM.

Sep 7 2022, 7:57 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.4; 2022-10-03), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Vector (legacy skin), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)

Aug 24 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315639: Vector 2022: Absence of #contentSub breaks on-wiki gadgets and user scripts.

When will the bodyContent ID be renamed to mw-body-content and where can we track this?

Aug 24 2022, 8:37 AM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.4; 2022-10-03), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Vector (legacy skin), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)
GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T315639: Vector 2022: Absence of #contentSub breaks on-wiki gadgets and user scripts.

Please could the Devs make a statement as to the "correct" way to add new content at the top of a page?
Is there a definition anywhere of the IDs that define the main structural parts of a page that are valid for all skins and where some essence of contract exists to ensure that these IDs are future-proof?

Aug 24 2022, 8:29 AM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.4; 2022-10-03), Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Vector (legacy skin), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)

Aug 22 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a watcher for MediaWiki-Watchlist: GhostInTheMachine.
Aug 22 2022, 4:41 PM
GhostInTheMachine created T315870: "View new changes..." prompt lost when Active Filters is collapsed.
Aug 22 2022, 11:04 AM · Growth Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team
GhostInTheMachine renamed T315848: [WD10] Implement a banner announcing anniversary events from [WD10] Implement a banner announing anniversary events to [WD10] Implement a banner announcing anniversary events.
Aug 22 2022, 9:49 AM · WMDE-FUN-Sprint-2022-10-04, WMDE-FUN-Sprint-2022-09-05, WMDE-FUN-Sprint-2022-08-22, WMDE-FUN-Team, WMDE-Fundraising-Tech
GhostInTheMachine created T315858: Watchlist Active Filters should be right aligned.
Aug 22 2022, 9:29 AM · Growth Design, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Aug 21 2022

GhostInTheMachine created T315746: In edit preview, always sort the template list in alphabetical order.
Aug 21 2022, 9:42 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Aug 7 2022

GhostInTheMachine changed the status of T314279: Missing images -- arrow-collapsed-*.png, tab-separator.png from Stalled to Open.
Aug 7 2022, 4:41 PM
GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T314279: Missing images -- arrow-collapsed-*.png, tab-separator.png.

Safemode looks really weird ... but no errors.
What happens if you switch to real Vector?

Aug 7 2022, 4:40 PM

Aug 1 2022

GhostInTheMachine changed the status of T314279: Missing images -- arrow-collapsed-*.png, tab-separator.png from Stalled to Open.
Aug 1 2022, 6:29 PM
GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T314279: Missing images -- arrow-collapsed-*.png, tab-separator.png.

Logged in as me -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:GhostInTheMachine
Skin = Vector legacy (2010)
ALL user scripts disabled.
Windows 10
Brave -- Version 1.41.96 Chromium: 103.0.5060.114 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Aug 1 2022, 6:25 PM
GhostInTheMachine created T314279: Missing images -- arrow-collapsed-*.png, tab-separator.png.
Aug 1 2022, 9:24 AM

Jul 29 2022

GhostInTheMachine added a comment to T261391: Use standard external link icon for external links.

Maybe double the thickness of the edges and close the corners?

Jul 29 2022, 10:10 AM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.1; 2022-09-12), MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.27; 2022-08-29), Design-System-Team (Design-System-Sprint), Web-Team-Backlog, Vector (legacy skin), MediaWiki-General, UI-Standardization, Design

Jun 12 2022

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.

Jun 12 2022, 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-notice-archive, User-brennen, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.24; 2022-02-28), Patch-For-Review, Platform Engineering, Web-Team-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 (Vector 2022), Web-Team-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), Web-Team-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-notice-archive, 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, Technical-Debt (Deprecation process), Wikimedia-Performance-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)