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Oct 5 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T18691: RFC: Section header "share" link.

I'm a screen reader user who commented waaaaaay above. If a link *had* to be added, adding it after the "edit" link would be best. However screen readers will generally read the link text, not the title, unless instructed otherwise, so they'd here, for example, "Early life edit share". I for one think an edit link is relatively straightforward, but a share link would be confusing ... the average user would be thinking "share what? With whom? How? The same would apply to a lesser extent with "Share this section", but that's more words. I don't know about anybody else, but I would use this rarely enough that I would disable it immediately if it was ever enabled by default on Wikimedia wikis.

Oct 5 2019, 3:37 AM · User-Jdlrobson, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Patch-For-Review, TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Aug 20 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T2323: Edits from various users active before 2003 are missing from Special:Contributions.

Wow, makes sense. Pretty weird though.

Aug 20 2019, 4:18 PM · Core Platform Team, Wikimedia-database-error, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Epic
Graham87 added a comment to T2323: Edits from various users active before 2003 are missing from Special:Contributions.

Is this bug in the process of being fixed, or has some script been run that has fixing this bug as a side effect? See "Usernames_underlined_or_with_lowercase_letters" at User talk:Graham87/Import. The edits display with the correct username but aren't in special:contributions for that username yet .... this can most easily be demonstrated by this diff, with an edit from 17 January 2002 (UTC), and this contribs page, which is set to display edits from 25 January 2002 or earlier but whose latest edit is from 6 January 2002 (UTC).

Aug 20 2019, 6:08 AM · Core Platform Team, Wikimedia-database-error, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Epic

Aug 1 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T20493: Unify the various deletion systems.

One of the open questions here is whether we need the ability for revisions to be entirely omitted from the history page pagination (which is currently possible by deleting the whole page and selectively undeleting all-but-one revision). My "Proposal 1" currently suggests that we do keep this ability, and that it would become one of the options of "Revision delete" - just like how we have several options already about visibility of user name, timestamp and content. Another could be to omit the entry entirely. For the user-interface, this could look like a checkbox on "Special:RevisionDelete", or it could look like "Special:Undelete" - that's a separate question.

Aug 1 2019, 2:30 PM · MediaWiki-Revision-deletion, TechCom-RFC, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-Page-deletion

Jul 30 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

*While I display some reluctance in that matter insofar as it applies to HomePage (which contains Wikipedia's first ever edit), I'm overall neutral as to whether holding off of creating such gaps is beneficial. Perhaps I can make a list of such pages if it would be of use.

I've just done the Homepage import. I've got my own list of pages to import; if you want to create your own, go ahead.

Jul 30 2019, 2:59 AM · Analytics

Jul 29 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

I just created a Wikipedia page on this topic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Starling_archive_imports) and was just about to bring it somewhere when I stumbled upon this task.
From what I've seen, a good number of these pages have uncomplicated histories with single-digit numbers of missing revisions, so they can be imported by hand (by directly modifying the XML file with the new revisions and re-importing it if I'm not mistaken). On the other hand, there are some pages such as HomePage, with 418 missing revisions, that should most probably be imported with some sort of script or bot. (I know I'm saying that like it's something easy.)

Jul 29 2019, 1:18 AM · Analytics

Jul 27 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T226524: InternetArchiveBot sometimes marking edits as live when they're clearly dead.

It's just the links; I've marked them as dead explicitly.

Jul 27 2019, 12:37 AM · InternetArchiveBot

Jun 25 2019

Graham87 created T226524: InternetArchiveBot sometimes marking edits as live when they're clearly dead.
Jun 25 2019, 3:23 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Mar 23 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

A more serious omission from the dump is edits to "The Most Remarkable Formula In The World" ... the dump only has history upto the end of March 2001 but the Nostalgia Wikipedia has many other edits from July.

Mar 23 2019, 11:53 AM · Analytics

Feb 7 2019

Graham87 added a project to T215487: search sorted by creation date missing some items: Discovery.
Feb 7 2019, 7:33 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.17; 2019-02-12), Patch-For-Review, CirrusSearch, Discovery
Graham87 created T215487: search sorted by creation date missing some items.
Feb 7 2019, 7:27 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.17; 2019-02-12), Patch-For-Review, CirrusSearch, Discovery

Jan 20 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T214028: Enable uploads for Braille music (.brf) on Commons.

I've never used this system because I don't have a Braille display; they're frightfully expensive (though there are projects underway to change that) and as far as I understand they're most readily available in Western Europe, though it's possible (but sometimes difficult) to get them in the US/UK/Australia/New Zealand through rehabilitation grants (which I'm planning to do in the medium/long-term, partially so I can use Braille music digitally). BRF files are just text files that use Braille ASCII and I can, rather laboriously, interpret them through speech, so there shouldn't be a problem supporting them on Commons.

Jan 20 2019, 3:22 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Score, Commons

Jan 10 2019

Graham87 added a comment to T200055: Some pages have revisions by invalid usernames (with leading or trailing space) which break the "Info" and "History" views.

I recently noticed this problem at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=AD_42&limit=1&dir=prev&action=history

Jan 10 2019, 1:16 AM · Patch-For-Review, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-General
Graham87 added a comment to T196190: Article/talk access keys not working while elements are hidden with responsive MonoBook.

Nope, the access keys are working fine here now.

Jan 10 2019, 12:48 AM · Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, MonoBook

Nov 30 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T205581: History, Special:Contributions, Special:RecentChanges, Special:Watchlist should be fully skinnable - use pseudo elements for separating elements.

Yes, it would.

Nov 30 2018, 11:44 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Notice, Accessibility, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages), MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, Front-end-Standards-Group, UI-Standardization, User-Jdlrobson
Graham87 added a comment to T205581: History, Special:Contributions, Special:RecentChanges, Special:Watchlist should be fully skinnable - use pseudo elements for separating elements.

at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Graham87 ... there is a line break between the <span class="comment comment--without-parentheses"> ... tag and the "<span class="mw-uctop">current</span> ..." tag, but not a space character; adding one would fix this problem. On some further testing with JAWS and NVVDA, the two most popular Windos screen readers, it only occurs in the former program, and only under the default scheme where everything is virtualised so it's easier to read, but the layout is flattened.

Nov 30 2018, 11:22 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Notice, Accessibility, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages), MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, Front-end-Standards-Group, UI-Standardization, User-Jdlrobson
Graham87 added a comment to T205581: History, Special:Contributions, Special:RecentChanges, Special:Watchlist should be fully skinnable - use pseudo elements for separating elements.

I appreciate the return of the list items back to the way they were, but now there is no space between the edit summary and the word "current" (where it appears), so for example my screen reader now reads one of my latest edit summaries as "wikilinkcurrent", which sounds like "wikilinkerant". Most screen readers do not distinguish text attributes unless told to do so.

Nov 30 2018, 9:15 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Notice, Accessibility, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages), MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, Front-end-Standards-Group, UI-Standardization, User-Jdlrobson

Nov 11 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T147146: Text of many early edits missing to Massachusetts article on the English Wikipedia a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 11:33 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs

Nov 9 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T205581: History, Special:Contributions, Special:RecentChanges, Special:Watchlist should be fully skinnable - use pseudo elements for separating elements.

I thought in your second example you were removing the HTML list entirely ... that's why I commented the way I did. If that wasn't your intention, then yes, that would be better than what is now on the English Wikipedia (i.e. with the inner lists).

Nov 9 2018, 3:23 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Notice, Accessibility, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages), MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, Front-end-Standards-Group, UI-Standardization, User-Jdlrobson
Graham87 added a comment to T205581: History, Special:Contributions, Special:RecentChanges, Special:Watchlist should be fully skinnable - use pseudo elements for separating elements.

I would much prefer the outer list (i.e. the <ul> containing, say, a list of 50 items, one per each edit) to be preserved. The inner uls for the diff/hist links can be spans; that'd be fine. If that configuration is not possible, I'd much prefer it the way it is now on the English Wikipedia rather than with no HTML lists at all.

Nov 9 2018, 2:42 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Notice, Accessibility, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages), MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, Front-end-Standards-Group, UI-Standardization, User-Jdlrobson
Graham87 added a comment to T205581: History, Special:Contributions, Special:RecentChanges, Special:Watchlist should be fully skinnable - use pseudo elements for separating elements.

I'm a screen reader user, and I don't like the fact that the diff/hist items are now in their own nested HTML lists on the English Wikipedia ... it just creates clutter and actually makes it slightly *harder* to navigate the contribs list with a screen reader, because now I hear "list of 2 items nesting level 1" and "list end nesting level 1" for no good reason. I use JAWS 2018 with IE11 but a friend of mine who uses NVDA/VoiceOver with Safari/Firefox also agreed that the new nested lists weren't a good idea. ?Semantic HTML lists are all well and good but when they're just lists of two items with no discernible benefit, there's no point.

Nov 9 2018, 12:40 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Notice, Accessibility, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages), MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, Front-end-Standards-Group, UI-Standardization, User-Jdlrobson

Oct 21 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

However the dump doesn't contain all the edits to C. Northcote Parkinson ... rc.log contains four here while the dump only contains two. Hmmm ...

Oct 21 2018, 11:29 AM · Analytics

Sep 20 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T204861: Reconsider keyboard user navigation hint exposure.

Left and right arrowing doesn't work that well with screen readers anyway because the key is overwritten by the screen reader (especially true for JAWS). I would think most screen reader users would just navigate around the page using their virtual cursor and press enter on the relevant tab.

Sep 20 2018, 1:22 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.3; 2018-11-06), Accessibility, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Sep 1 2018

Graham87 created T203315: listed autoconfirmed date anachronistic when before implementation of the edit threshold (e.g. before 21 may 2008 on enwiki).
Sep 1 2018, 12:10 PM · XTools

Aug 22 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T192627: Feature branch: Page Previews excerpts should be referenced by `aria-describedby` so we can begin user testing.

Yes, that's correct. I could ignore it at all costs if it was added, but I still see it as completely counterintuitive to have different behaviour when links are tabbed to versus when they are cursored over with the virtual cursor. I'd think beginners would be more likely to try to tab over links too.

Aug 22 2018, 12:01 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Readers-Web-Kanbanana-Board-2018-19-Q1), Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, Page-Previews

Aug 10 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

I've imported a few pages, including the page n admins an the one on Atlas Shrugged.

Aug 10 2018, 1:35 PM · Analytics
Graham87 added a comment to T179832: Handling of imported usernames.

I sometimes get inconsistent behavior with this when importing users that do not exist, particularly as it pertains to user contributions. This is both for importDump.php and Special:Import. I am using Mediawiki 1.31
At times it automatically puts the "prefix>user" before the username. In the revision list, the resulting username is just ordinary text and not a clickable link. No user contributions are given to the nonexistent user. rev_user is 0 in the database.
Other times it doesn't do that and I just get a clickable link to "user". This link is clickable, it's blue rather than red for a non-existent user, and I am brought to the user contributions page for this user. There is no interwiki prefix. rev_user is still 0 in the database.
How this work is somewhat mysterious and I haven't been able to figure out why. Usernames that start with a capital letter tend to go to "prefix>username", whereas usernames that are all lowercase letters become just the clickable "username". Occasionally there is a counterexample to that rule. It's pretty bizarre.
In Special:Import, if I click "Assign edits to local users where the named user exists locally", it makes no difference to this behavior. Whatever I type for my interwiki prefix, it is only randomly assigned to some users in the manner mentioned above. The same happens if I use importDump.php, but since I do not get to choose a prefix, the prefix it choses is "imported>username".
Is there some way to make this consistent? I am importing another wiki and expecting users to re-sign up afterward. I don't care whether they automatically get their old contributions back when they do, or whether they are all imported as a disconnected "imported>user" prefix, but I would at least like for it to be consistent. Can I change something in the XML to make this work?

Aug 10 2018, 10:29 AM · TechCom-RFC (TechCom-Approved)
Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

After replacing all instances where the title was "Vector_Space]" with "Vector_Space1", the XML file imported perfectly here!

Aug 10 2018, 9:33 AM · Analytics
Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

The import script seems to halt on the title "Vector space]" or somewhere around there, using the filtered XML dump. So it's not working quite yet.

Aug 10 2018, 3:38 AM · Analytics
Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

Oh I see now from the source code for importUseModWikipedia.php: the account UseModWiki admin needs to exist first.

Aug 10 2018, 2:59 AM · Analytics
Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

I would be planning to work with them, but I get the following error using importDump.php to import them under MW1.25 (old, I know, but I don't think an update would fix this):
A database query error has occurred.
Query: INSERT INTO logging (log_id,log_type,log_action,log_timestamp,log_user,log_namespace,log_title,log_comment,log_params) VALUES (NULL,'move','move','20010322014545',NULL,'0','PythagoreanTheorem','','Pythagorean_Theorem\n1')
Function: WikiRevision::importLogItem
Error: 1048 Column 'log_user' cannot be null (localhost)

Aug 10 2018, 2:26 AM · Analytics
Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

I only found out by accident, but appears XML versions of these dumps were put up on dumps.wikimedia.org last October ...
https://dumps.wikimedia.org/archive/2001-xml/

Aug 10 2018, 1:37 AM · Analytics

Aug 4 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T192627: Feature branch: Page Previews excerpts should be referenced by `aria-describedby` so we can begin user testing.

Naaaaah, I'm not a fan of this at all. On Windows, at least (with both NVDA and JAWS), it only works in FF, not IE (which many screen readers still use). It also doesn't work with these screen reader's accessibility cursors and only works when tabbing over the links, which screen reader users would never do. When it does work I don't like it ... it's just way too verbose and I just want to cut it off.

Aug 4 2018, 1:59 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Readers-Web-Kanbanana-Board-2018-19-Q1), Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, Page-Previews

Jul 31 2018

Graham87 created T200791: semi-automated edits being misreported.
Jul 31 2018, 1:06 PM · XTools

Jul 10 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T199210: attempt to view log for specific timestamp generates internal error.

Please always include the actual error message in bug reports. Thanks!

Jul 10 2018, 11:55 AM · Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-Logging
Graham87 updated the task description for T199210: attempt to view log for specific timestamp generates internal error.
Jul 10 2018, 11:48 AM · Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-Logging
Graham87 updated the task description for T199210: attempt to view log for specific timestamp generates internal error.
Jul 10 2018, 11:42 AM · Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-Logging
Graham87 created T199210: attempt to view log for specific timestamp generates internal error.
Jul 10 2018, 11:30 AM · Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-Logging

Jun 9 2018

Graham87 created T196814: attempt to remove archive link using "Modify URL Data" tool results in HTTP 500 error.
Jun 9 2018, 2:52 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Jun 8 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T196190: Article/talk access keys not working while elements are hidden with responsive MonoBook.

You don't actually benefit any from the responsive mode being any different, do you? Would it make sense for it to effectively remain the same as before the change, to screen readers?

Jun 8 2018, 7:50 AM · Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, MonoBook
Graham87 added a comment to T196190: Article/talk access keys not working while elements are hidden with responsive MonoBook.

I can't get the elements to be hidden on the beta labs cluster. However on Wikipedia it seems to have returned again with the same problems.

Jun 8 2018, 4:04 AM · Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, MonoBook

Jun 7 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T196190: Article/talk access keys not working while elements are hidden with responsive MonoBook.

I would test it but that cluster's been down for an hour now ...

Jun 7 2018, 3:16 AM · Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, MonoBook

Jun 2 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T196190: Article/talk access keys not working while elements are hidden with responsive MonoBook.

I've changed the title to clarify exactly when the access keys aren't working, per the comments I just made about this issue at the village pump discussion. On the prototype, I can reproduce this issue in both JAWS and NVDA, the two most popular Windows screen readers, in both IE and Firefox (using the latest stable versions of all these programs)

Jun 2 2018, 9:57 AM · Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, MonoBook
Graham87 renamed T196190: Article/talk access keys not working while elements are hidden with responsive MonoBook from Article/talk access keys not working after responsive MonoBook to Article/talk access keys not working while elements are hidden with responsive MonoBook.
Jun 2 2018, 9:53 AM · Patch-For-Review, Accessibility, MonoBook

May 27 2018

Graham87 created T195692: Attempt to undelete page causes error: Fatal exception of type IncompleteRevisionException: user_text field must not be ''!.
May 27 2018, 1:39 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-09-25 (1.32.0-wmf.23)), Core-Platform-Team-Old (CPT-Q1-Jul-Sep-2018), Multi-Content-Revisions, MediaWiki-Revision-deletion, Wikimedia-production-error

May 1 2018

Graham87 created T193481: year and month counts by namespace inaccessible with screen readers and not in CSV/wikitext.
May 1 2018, 11:13 AM · XTools

Apr 27 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T193211: Prevent broken parent revisions.

Wouldn't solutions 2/3 make it effectively impossible to do selective deletion/undeletion, since most revisions that aren't the first in the page history have a non-0 rev_parent_id? A major reason to do that these days is for history splits ... another reason to make a Special:HistSplit page yesterday/redo the rev_parent_id system altogether.

Apr 27 2018, 2:44 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs

Apr 19 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T185167: Add a "Reset parent IDs" checkbox to the undelete interface.

The Special:SplitHistory idea sounds like revision move (T23312), which would be really really cool.

Apr 19 2018, 2:10 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs, Multi-Content-Revisions, MediaWiki-Page-deletion

Apr 14 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T192189: RevisionArchiveRecord incorrectly changes null ar_len to 0.

IIRC it used to not even try to display the length in such cases, but it now displays it as empty. I can't think of any other examples of cases like this at the moment though.

Apr 14 2018, 3:21 AM · Multi-Content-Revisions (MCR-SDC Storage Layer - phase 1), MW-1.31-release-notes, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-24 (1.32.0-wmf.1))

Apr 5 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T145630: Cannot delete two pages with large histories even having the appropriate permissions to do so.

I know this bug is old and resolved, but I stumbled on it by accident while looking for something else ... for future reference, refreshing the page in your browser should restart the deletion, and doing that enough times should make it go through. I know that undeletions for history merges work that way.

Apr 5 2018, 9:44 AM · Performance Issue, Operations, MediaWiki-Page-deletion, DBA

Mar 14 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T47891: External link icon for file extensions should have alt text.

Nope, neither NVDA or JAWS can read out the target URL. But it doesn't really matter anyway. with the regular external link icon. I'm more concerned about links to files like PDF's ... but it seems they don't get any special treatment now for sighted users either.

Mar 14 2018, 2:21 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, Accessibility, MediaWiki-General
Graham87 added a comment to T47891: External link icon for file extensions should have alt text.

Adding a title attribute explaining that the link is an external link, similar to the title attribute for red links, would probably be sufficient for conformance, although it's not clear to me whether screen readers will actually speak the title attribute.

Mar 14 2018, 5:03 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, Accessibility, MediaWiki-General

Mar 6 2018

Graham87 created T188996: unable to view logs by user in some cases.
Mar 6 2018, 1:12 PM · MediaWiki-General

Feb 20 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T178055: Edit Counter: Request for year and month counts to be displayable in a table for screen reader users.

Thanks, the tables sound good.

Feb 20 2018, 8:35 AM · XTools
Graham87 added a comment to T178055: Edit Counter: Request for year and month counts to be displayable in a table for screen reader users.

Thanks very much; they work! I would slightly prefer if the month/year counts were displayed in an HTML table rather than a div (especially the month counts), so I could navigate up an down the data more easily. The only other accessibility-related problem I've noticed is I can't read what I've found out is a tooltip (through the HTML source) just above the listing for the number of articles created.

Feb 20 2018, 12:24 AM · XTools

Feb 16 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T185167: Add a "Reset parent IDs" checkbox to the undelete interface.

Yeah, that's really not a good thing. It used to be the case that deleting and undeleting pages would fix these byte count problems. I actually relied on this feature last night my time when doing a very convoluted history merge/split to the articles "Power set" and "Powerset (company)". A very problematic revision is revision ID number 196132373 from the "Powerset (company)" page with the edit summary "moved PowerSet to this, which was previously a redirect to Power set" (with links removed). It shows up in the history as having added 6,400 bytes to the page, despite both it and the previous revision having been 6,422 bytes. That's because the parent ID of the offending revision is 189554283, which now belongs to the Powerset page after my history merges/splits. If a maintenance script went through and made sure all parent IDs were in chronological order (and that was enforced from now on), that would solve quite a few problems such as this one ... AFAIK it would only negatively affect revisions with out-of-order dates, such as those in T4219.

Feb 16 2018, 4:12 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs, Multi-Content-Revisions, MediaWiki-Page-deletion

Feb 14 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T178055: Edit Counter: Request for year and month counts to be displayable in a table for screen reader users.

Thanks very much. The screen reader I use is JAWS.

Feb 14 2018, 1:17 AM · XTools

Feb 13 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T178055: Edit Counter: Request for year and month counts to be displayable in a table for screen reader users.

The new wikitext option in the edit counter kinda resolves this for me; I can preview the result in my sandbox and it works fine ... I can even access the timecards now! If a text-only option was added that basically provided a more user-friendly way to do that, I'd say the bug would be completely resolved.

Feb 13 2018, 9:07 AM · XTools

Feb 12 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T181731: Run maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php on all wikis.

One of the good things about that site (a copy of the Wikipedia database from 20 December 2001) is that it made it fairly easy to compare edits from 2001 between enwiki and the Nostalgia Wikipedia database. Now that's impossible:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Astronomy_and_Astrophysics/History&action=history

How is it impossible? It's just slightly more difficult to match up the usernames.

Feb 12 2018, 1:13 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q3-Jan-Mar-2018), User-notice, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run

Jan 25 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T185620: VisualEditor improperly fiddles with <references responsive/> tag.

... In response to community request (T173176), the default references style on enwiki was changed to responsive. Both <references /> and <references responsive /> produce the same output on enwiki. ...

Jan 25 2018, 3:16 AM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Jan 24 2018

Graham87 created T185620: VisualEditor improperly fiddles with <references responsive/> tag.
Jan 24 2018, 5:04 AM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Jan 17 2018

Graham87 added a comment to T173213: Implement keyboard accessibility for Query.Wikidata.org.

@Graham87 you should now be able to use query.wikidata.org with your keyboard.

Jan 17 2018, 3:01 AM · Design, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata, Google-Code-in-2017, Wikidata Query UI, Epic

Dec 26 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T182374: fix needed for cases where users have multiple userids, such as user:0 on enwiki.

If you're pointing out how enwiki has 1356 edits where the revision table has rev_user_text as '0' (meaning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:0) and rev_user being the IDs of 202 different users, those will automagically be fixed when T167246: Refactor "user" & "user_text" fields into "actor" reference table is done as the migration script will trust the ID in rev_user over the name in rev_user_text.

Yep, that's what I'm talking about. That fix sounds cool.

There aren't currently any edits on enwiki with rev_user_text pointing to User:0 and rev_user being 0, so I'm not sure why you're

There were, but it looks like they were changed to the current userid of 0 by the script in T181731 ... see the end of this list of contribs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/0

Dec 26 2017, 1:52 AM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts

Dec 25 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T36873: Special:Contributions no longer shows contributions by name - problems listing contributions stored with user ID = 0.

Also, for example, this link should show far more than 194 edits:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions/conversion_script&offset=&limit=500&target=Conversion+script

Dec 25 2017, 1:20 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs, Regression, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Dec 20 2017

Graham87 added a project to T183337: text of revisions in the archive table that were deleted before Wikipedia started using MediaWiki 1.5 is corrupt, part 2: MediaWiki-Page-Diffs.
Dec 20 2017, 8:33 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs
Graham87 created T183337: text of revisions in the archive table that were deleted before Wikipedia started using MediaWiki 1.5 is corrupt, part 2.
Dec 20 2017, 8:31 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs

Dec 14 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T181731: Run maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php on all wikis.

Would we able to undo the results of this script or reconfigure it for the Nostalgia Wikipedia? One of the good things about that site (a copy of the Wikipedia database from 20 December 2001) is that it made it fairly easy to compare edits from 2001 between enwiki and the Nostalgia Wikipedia database. Now that's impossible:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Astronomy_and_Astrophysics/History&action=history

Dec 14 2017, 7:28 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q3-Jan-Mar-2018), User-notice, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run

Dec 8 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T111605: Cross-wiki imports should set correct rev_user, not 0.

Tagging @Graham87 since he does a lot of import stuff, so this is probably something he'd like to know.

Dec 8 2017, 1:18 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-05 (1.31.0-wmf.11)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Graham87 added a comment to T182374: fix needed for cases where users have multiple userids, such as user:0 on enwiki.

Also, the script should probably increment user_editcount in the user table if that's not done automatically by some other process.

Dec 8 2017, 1:15 AM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts
Graham87 created T182374: fix needed for cases where users have multiple userids, such as user:0 on enwiki.
Dec 8 2017, 1:12 AM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts
Graham87 added a comment to T181731: Run maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php on all wikis.

Also, a relevant technical village pump thread:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)&oldid=814303086#Unregistered_user_with_edits

Dec 8 2017, 12:52 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q3-Jan-Mar-2018), User-notice, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run
Graham87 added a comment to T181731: Run maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php on all wikis.

Another complication relating to this script would be T2323, involving usernames stored with underlines, extra spaces and initial lower-case letters. Quite a few edits affected by this bug also have a rev_user of 0 ... they can probably be found in all the tables besides the "/Positive rev_user" one here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Nemo_bis/Bug_323_revisions

Dec 8 2017, 12:48 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q3-Jan-Mar-2018), User-notice, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run

Oct 12 2017

Graham87 created T178055: Edit Counter: Request for year and month counts to be displayable in a table for screen reader users.
Oct 12 2017, 11:20 AM · XTools

Sep 8 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T175357: special:import imports duplicate revisions from the Nostalgia Wikipedia.

Thanks for reporting this.
Can you please provide a link to the specific issue?

Sep 8 2017, 12:01 PM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Graham87 created T175357: special:import imports duplicate revisions from the Nostalgia Wikipedia.
Sep 8 2017, 11:52 AM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import

Aug 12 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T173213: Implement keyboard accessibility for Query.Wikidata.org.

Yes, controls should be standardised and should be keyboard-accessible. I should at least be able to write queries in the edit box and use the combo box filters using standard keystrokes for those things.

Aug 12 2017, 11:56 PM · Design, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata, Google-Code-in-2017, Wikidata Query UI, Epic

Aug 1 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T6521: Colon (:) & semicolon (;) shouldn't output as HTML definition list when used for indentation, boldfacing.

@TheDJ: JAWS doesn't announce the definition lists in colon-indented discussions. NVDA does though.

Aug 1 2017, 10:41 PM · Parsoid, Accessibility, MediaWiki-Parser
Graham87 added a comment to T6521: Colon (:) & semicolon (;) shouldn't output as HTML definition list when used for indentation, boldfacing.

I'd really like to have some understanding about how @Graham87 currently interacts with this. Especially, as I know he does make use of the indentation. I wonder if he just counts the colons in the wikitext, or if he also uses the dl nesting structure of the HTML to figure out who is replying to who... In case of the latter, then adding role="presentation", might actually make the accessibility even worse.

Aug 1 2017, 1:27 PM · Parsoid, Accessibility, MediaWiki-Parser

Jul 5 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T169777: Special:DeletedContributions doesn't detect pages that have been deleted before around mid-2005.

If I didn't know any better, I'd say that this bug occurs because revisions deleted before Wikipedia was upgraded to MediaWiki 1.5 don't have a revision ID number (see T20104).

Jul 5 2017, 5:04 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Page-deletion
Graham87 created T169777: Special:DeletedContributions doesn't detect pages that have been deleted before around mid-2005.
Jul 5 2017, 5:00 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Page-deletion

Apr 28 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T163977: InternetArchiveBot does not handle URLs of the form http://music.cbc.ca/!#!/... correctly.

I did searches for "Joni" and "Banff", two terms in the first URL in the edit to Joni Mitchell linked above, in the Wayback Machine for http://music.cbc.ca. FWIW it coughed up the following URLs, neither of which actually work:
http://music.cbc.ca:80/blogs/blogpost.aspx?modPageName=&year=2013&month=6&title=Exclusive-Joni-Mitchell-talks-to-Jian-Ghomeshi-about-death-hippies-art-and-getting-Banffed&permalink=/blogs/2013/6/Exclusive-Joni-Mitchell-talks-to-Jian-Ghomeshi-about-death-hippies-art-and-getting-Banffed
http://music.cbc.ca:80/blogs/2013/6/Exclusive-Joni-Mitchell-talks-to-Jian-Ghomeshi-about-death-hippies-art-and-getting-Banffed

Apr 28 2017, 1:57 AM · InternetArchiveBot (v1.3), Internet-Archive
Graham87 added a comment to T163977: InternetArchiveBot does not handle URLs of the form http://music.cbc.ca/!#!/... correctly.

Those URL's don't work now, but certainly did in the past (I distinctly remember reading at least one of the pages there). Lemme see if I can find anything useful there; I'll report back if I do. Yes,
that web developer needs to be fired, if he/she wasn't already.

Apr 28 2017, 12:38 AM · InternetArchiveBot (v1.3), Internet-Archive
Graham87 added a comment to T163980: InternetArchiveBot making useless whitespace edits.

I wonder how you do that? I admire your abilities. :-)

Apr 28 2017, 12:31 AM · InternetArchiveBot (v1.3)

Apr 27 2017

Graham87 created T163980: InternetArchiveBot making useless whitespace edits.
Apr 27 2017, 9:01 AM · InternetArchiveBot (v1.3)
Graham87 created T163977: InternetArchiveBot does not handle URLs of the form http://music.cbc.ca/!#!/... correctly.
Apr 27 2017, 8:20 AM · InternetArchiveBot (v1.3), Internet-Archive

Mar 29 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T36873: Special:Contributions no longer shows contributions by name - problems listing contributions stored with user ID = 0.

Viewing contributions through the API rather than the interface used to be a way to get around this bug; that is no longer the case.

Mar 29 2017, 3:33 PM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs, Regression, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Mar 22 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T161074: InternetArchiveBot incorrectly replacing archive URL.

Cool. Could you also check to see if the bot has accidentally overwritten any other archive pages in this way? I've checked other pages about Australian Paralympians, where I've used the Pandora Archive often, but can't find any more examples.

Mar 22 2017, 3:32 AM · Internet-Archive, InternetArchiveBot
Restricted Application assigned T161074: InternetArchiveBot incorrectly replacing archive URL to Cyberpower678.
Mar 22 2017, 2:39 AM · Internet-Archive, InternetArchiveBot

Feb 8 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

Why is that, @Graham87? I mean I see why a big gap might be confusing, but it seems better than an even bigger gap without those imported edits. Is there another reason I'm missing?

Feb 8 2017, 3:42 AM · Analytics

Feb 7 2017

Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

Also, re the actual 2001 dump, I think it'd be best to only import edits when there is no or only a trivial gap in the page history between the last edit in those dumps and the first surviving one in the Wikipedia database.

Feb 7 2017, 5:35 AM · Analytics
Graham87 added a comment to T155014: Import 2001 wikipedia data.

I've already checked the so-called January 2002 dump ... It's just a UseModWiki version of the Nostalgia Wikipedia dump.

Feb 7 2017, 5:31 AM · Analytics

Oct 2 2016

Graham87 added a comment to T22757: Corruption of text from early 2005 due to HistoryBlobStub pointers broken by recompressTracked.php.

I'm subscribed to this bug and don't get mentions, soooooo ... this one's really interesting: T147146

Oct 2 2016, 1:40 PM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs
Graham87 reopened T147146: Text of many early edits missing to Massachusetts article on the English Wikipedia as "Open".
Oct 2 2016, 1:37 PM · MediaWiki-Page-History, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs
Graham87 closed T147146: Text of many early edits missing to Massachusetts article on the English Wikipedia as Resolved.
Oct 2 2016, 1:35 PM · MediaWiki-Page-History, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs
Graham87 created T147146: Text of many early edits missing to Massachusetts article on the English Wikipedia.
Oct 2 2016, 1:34 PM · MediaWiki-Page-History, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs

Jul 16 2016

Graham87 created T140532: import from Nostalgia Wikipedia to the English Wikipedia fails, etc.
Jul 16 2016, 8:59 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import

May 25 2016

Graham87 added a comment to T116127: Consider removing tabindex from 'diff' links on Special:RecentChanges.

@TheDJ: Yes, you are correct.

May 25 2016, 1:30 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-07_(1.28.0-wmf.5)), Accessibility, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs

Apr 23 2016

Graham87 added a comment to T133438: Weird block expiry bug.

Now that I think about it, further examples might help. Both of these displayed correctly when I did them (2008/2009), but no longer do so.

Apr 23 2016, 3:27 PM · MediaWiki-User-management
Graham87 updated subscribers of T133438: Weird block expiry bug.

Oops, sorry Cyberpower for removing you as a subscriber ... I was trying
to figure out how to subscribe *myself* and was having great difficulty
due to my screen reader. I finally managed it with Firefox ...

Apr 23 2016, 3:16 PM · MediaWiki-User-management
Graham87 updated subscribers of T133438: Weird block expiry bug.
Apr 23 2016, 3:05 PM · MediaWiki-User-management