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Sun, Oct 1

JEumerus added a comment to T50552: Make PageTriage wiki agnostic.

Perhaps what is wanted is to allow page curation to supports variations on the workflow I proposed above. That would mean Page Triage, but with the messages/tags/notifications customizable (including no notification). And where a deletion discussion is posted would also be customizable. And how many iterations of these workflows are possible. I don't know if this all is technically feasible.

Sun, Oct 1, 9:34 AM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Collaboration-Team-Triage, I18n, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Sat, Sep 30

JEumerus added a comment to T50552: Make PageTriage wiki agnostic.

@MarcoAurelio's proposal seems to be the right one. As far as I know, most workflows for deletion involve:

  • A tag on the article, linking to the place where the discussion is held
  • A notification on the talk page of the user who made the article
  • Either:
    • A dedicated page like "Project:X/Articletitle" (e.g Commons:Deletion requests/File:Spam.png)
    • A section on a dedicated page like "Project:XY#Articletitle" (e.g Wikipedia:Files for deletion/20 September 2017#File:Spam.png), typically with Y being a date
    • No discussion at all (PROD and speedy processes)
Sat, Sep 30, 8:34 AM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Collaboration-Team-Triage, I18n, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Aug 21 2017

JEumerus renamed T168565: Does the app need disclaimers from Does the app need dislaimers to Does the app need disclaimers.
Aug 21 2017, 2:43 PM · WMF-Legal, User-Josve05a, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog

Aug 6 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T50552: Make PageTriage wiki agnostic.

The developers of the component in question, I'd imagine.

Aug 6 2017, 10:02 AM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Collaboration-Team-Triage, I18n, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Jun 29 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

I was just contesting the claim that people will figure out by themselves how these things work.

Jun 29 2017, 2:35 PM · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-RfC
JEumerus added a comment to T169196: List templates which can be put in common.

Citation templates might be a good start, as they are frequently copied between projects. That said, is it already agreed upon _where_ they will be put? The task title implies this but I don't see any discussion which came to a consensus on that question.

Jun 29 2017, 2:32 PM · MediaWiki-Templates, Crosswiki

Jun 26 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T17294: Allow blocking of global accounts.

There already are such messages; https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Centralauth-error-locked and https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Centralauth-login-error-locked&action=edit&redlink=1

Jun 26 2017, 2:49 PM · Anti-Harassment, Goal, Epic, Stewards-and-global-tools, GlobalBlocking, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

Jun 25 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

The explanation is needed because otherwise the feature is unused or people make bad markup for things that don't have the feature.

Jun 25 2017, 8:48 AM · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-RfC

May 19 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T120288: Once it's not patent-encumbered, enable MP3 support for Commons uploads and TMH/etc. playback.

MP3 files are commonly used for music. Said music is typically non-free and there is the concern that allowing MP3 uploads will lead to a number of improper uploads of non-free MP3s by users who were up to now held up by the "no MP3 allowed" restriction.

May 19 2017, 2:33 PM · Support-and-Safety, TimedMediaHandler, WMF-Legal, UploadWizard, Commons, User-notice, Multimedia

Apr 18 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account.

Bit concerned that deleting the user talk page could be used to evade/reduce scrutiny. Also, what happens to a deactivated account if it tries to edit?

Apr 18 2017, 8:18 AM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Apr 16 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T148274: Implement a convenient way to link to ISBNs without magic links.

Not convinced that replacing magic links with yet more magic links is a good way to go about this. Perhaps going around the affected wikis and adding the requisite templates so that people only need to learn to add {{templatename|somenumber}} works better.

Apr 16 2017, 8:47 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Parser
JEumerus added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

Not sure that the template markup "{{PMID|somenumber}}" is in any way messier and unreadabler than "PMID somenumber". The very existence of this task is kind of proof that the magic links can make problems. As well as a number of "RFC somenumber" making false positive links on enwiki.

Apr 16 2017, 8:45 AM · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-RfC

Apr 11 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T151484: Create a warning on the block page when admins are blocking a sensitive IP.

There is a gadget on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Group-sysop.js that alerts an admin when they are about to block a sensitive IP.

Apr 11 2017, 2:31 PM · MediaWiki-User-management

Mar 20 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T160916: Special:AllPages disabled due to performance issues.

Hum. Why did performance issues occur just now? Special:AllPages has been around for a long time.

Mar 20 2017, 7:39 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-28_(1.29.0-wmf.18)), User-notice, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 18 2017

JEumerus renamed T143353: Many variables disappeared from some AbuseFilter logs from Many variables disapeared from some AbuseFilter logs to Many variables disappeared from some AbuseFilter logs.
Mar 18 2017, 9:49 AM · Community-Tech, AbuseFilter

Feb 27 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T149522: Create Wikisource Eastern Punjabi.

I think you should decide whether to have non-Commons images or not. If no, local upload isn't necessary. If yes, people will ask what you want to upload locally - we've had issues with shoddy copyright practices in smaller projects that allow uploads.

Feb 27 2017, 3:58 PM · Wiki-Setup (Create), Patch-For-Review, Wikisource

Feb 13 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T85847: Grant editcontentmodel right to all logged in users.

Seems like. Also, the concern I noted before about this privilege allowing one to potentially sidestep editing restrictions on user CSS/JS pages needs to be resolved.

Feb 13 2017, 3:58 PM · Community-consensus-needed, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-09-13_(1.28.0-wmf.19)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.27-release-notes, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-01_(1.27.0-wmf.15)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-ContentHandler

Feb 7 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T101634: Correction of namespace names in Sanskrit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_guide/Fixing_cut-and-paste_moves#Using_the_MergeHistory_special_page does exist on enwiki

Feb 7 2017, 9:34 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-14_(1.29.0-wmf.12)), WikimediaMessages, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-22_(1.27.0-wmf.18)), Community-consensus-needed, Patch-For-Review, WMF-deploy-2015-09-01_(1.26wmf21), Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Internationalization

Jan 29 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T156584: Full UserMerge support for WMF wikis.

To my understanding, big part of the issue with this is old contributions in the databases that can throw up if reassigned.

Jan 29 2017, 7:25 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge

Jan 26 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T76554: Restrict editing of .json pages in the user namespace (like .js and .css).

What I mean is that changing the content model of a JS page causes it to lose its protection; see links in T85847#2959070

Jan 26 2017, 11:09 PM · User-notice, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jan 25 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T156227: Allow bureaucrats to remove sysop rights on French Wikiquote.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Userrights_on_Hindi_Wikipedia is a requisite reading; folks are wary that such a "localization" of the desysoping procedure may open the door for such things.

Jan 25 2017, 11:39 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests
JEumerus added a comment to T68450: Set $wgTitleBlacklistLogHits = true on WMF wikis.

Maybe one could roll such a task together with the one to create a global contributions list, that is to make a dedicated wiki that combines all logs and changelogs of the individual non-private projects. Probably something "epic" in size, though.

Jan 25 2017, 8:53 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jan 23 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T155967: Replace IPs with "an anonymous user" in title blacklist hits log.

Perhaps one could log actual save attempts (which are POST requests, I believe) that trip the blacklist like normal and not log mere requests (which are GET requests, I believe) such as accessing a blacklisted edit page URL.

Jan 23 2017, 11:45 PM · Patch-For-Review, TitleBlacklist
JEumerus added a comment to T155967: Replace IPs with "an anonymous user" in title blacklist hits log.

Why would editing a/moving to a blacklisted title be a GET request? Does the titleblacklistlog trigger upon merely clicking the edit button?

Jan 23 2017, 8:01 PM · Patch-For-Review, TitleBlacklist
JEumerus added a comment to T155967: Replace IPs with "an anonymous user" in title blacklist hits log.

@Cenarium : About that Gerrit patch, does it hide all IPs or just these who try to make an account? Because my understanding is that only the latter scenario can cause a privacy leak. A mere edit in contrast would be a-OK.

Jan 23 2017, 9:32 AM · Patch-For-Review, TitleBlacklist

Jan 22 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T85847: Grant editcontentmodel right to all logged in users.

Putting a note here that at least on enwiki, changing the content model of a userjs page away from js can open it up for public editing. See last discussion on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard&oldid=757400754

Jan 22 2017, 10:42 AM · Community-consensus-needed, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-09-13_(1.28.0-wmf.19)), MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.27-release-notes, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-03-01_(1.27.0-wmf.15)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-ContentHandler
JEumerus added a comment to T76554: Restrict editing of .json pages in the user namespace (like .js and .css).

Does this function account for content model changes?

Jan 22 2017, 10:37 AM · User-notice, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jan 19 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T152743: Deploy wikidata descriptions to mobile English Wikipedia stable.

Well, the issue is still that this task will result in Wikidata content appearing as if it's enWikipedia content.

Jan 19 2017, 9:34 AM · Patch-For-Review, Reading-Web-Sprint-90-🍌, Readers-Web-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
JEumerus added a comment to T152743: Deploy wikidata descriptions to mobile English Wikipedia stable.

I'll admit, I don't see how the discussion there addresses the concern indicated here at all. Maybe in a distant future it would, but nothing for the short term.

Jan 19 2017, 12:22 AM · Patch-For-Review, Reading-Web-Sprint-90-🍌, Readers-Web-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jan 18 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T155553: abuse filter should be able to evaluate is IP in range for registered users.

Speaking as one, the notion of identifying all Wikimedia admins is fairly unrealistic. Logistical effort aside, there are plenty who for many reasons will not share their personal information with the WMF. And there would be concerns about ageism as well, probably.

Jan 18 2017, 8:27 AM · Privacy, Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter

Jan 17 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T155553: abuse filter should be able to evaluate is IP in range for registered users.

This might cause an IP information leak if a filter catches accounts based on a narrow enough IP range, as the hit log would associate the account with the IP range that the filter catches.

Jan 17 2017, 10:29 PM · Privacy, Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter

Jan 15 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

I'd probably prefer B. I don't think logged actions and edits should bury each other. Other people may disagree.

Jan 15 2017, 10:09 AM · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jan 9 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T91162: RFC: Shadow namespaces.

On the enwiki, templates are created, put in use, merged and deleted all the time. It may be more complex to manage them on a shared repository for other projects, but "no real way" is simply wrong.

Jan 9 2017, 8:02 PM · Wikimedia-Developer-Summit (2017), TechCom-Has-shepherd, RfC, TechCom-RfC

Jan 7 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T130470: Conduct a Gather extension postmortem.

Well, it wasn't quite accurate that the maintenance burden was not a factor - in fact, the first RfC on enwiki was started in part because some collections were questionable.

Jan 7 2017, 2:50 PM · Community-Liaisons, Technical-Collaboration-Guidance

Jan 6 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

So in other words, a two pronged fix: Have the watchlist display the latest non-bot edit and prod the operators of bots who roll back unconstructive edits to have the bots mark the rolled back edit(s) as bot edit(s), so that these edits are hidden as well.

Jan 6 2017, 7:25 PM · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
JEumerus renamed T154786: Paypal notifications with negative transaction fee throw exceptions from Paypal notfications with negative transaction fee throw exceptions to Paypal notifications with negative transaction fee throw exceptions.
Jan 6 2017, 5:19 PM · WMDE-Fundraising-Frontend-Release, WMDE-Fundraising-Tech, TCB-Team, WMDE-Fun-Team
JEumerus added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

I don't think that all reverts by a bot by default imply that the reverted edit can be hidden. Since rollback is usually applied to vandalism and vandal edits are the problem case to hide here, I'd limit the "hide reverted edit" function to rollback so that different reverts can be treated differently if need be.

Jan 6 2017, 5:05 PM · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
JEumerus updated subscribers of T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

@MZMcBride : Point #1 is right. Point #2 would need a bit more discussion, especially about whether "revert" means "any revert" or just "rollback".

Jan 6 2017, 9:57 AM · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jan 5 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

The fact that (with the exception of Ilmari_Karonen farther up) nobody has proposed a patch to fix the issue, and Ilmari_Karonen's patch has the issue Quiddity mentioned. Someone with dev skills needs to write another code patch.

Jan 5 2017, 8:56 PM · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jan 2 2017

JEumerus added a comment to T130470: Conduct a Gather extension postmortem.

If it matters, my impression was that Gather was insufficiently socialized and that the maintenance burden for the communities involved was underestimated.

Jan 2 2017, 8:58 AM · Community-Liaisons, Technical-Collaboration-Guidance

Dec 31 2016

JEumerus added a project to T154323: Rename user Candlewicke to CLWE: DBA.

Per T154262#2908313

Dec 31 2016, 9:31 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, GlobalRename
JEumerus added a project to T154262: Rename user SSTflyer to Feminist: DBA.

Seems more like a task for a database-involving project, thus tentatively added DBA under the assumption that supervising database actions happens there.

Dec 31 2016, 9:30 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, GlobalRename

Dec 15 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T149895: Prevent users blocked (or editing from hard-blocked IPs) at meta from asking for global rename.

Besides, requesting a global rename and editing on meta wiki are distinctly different things.

Dec 15 2016, 4:52 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, GlobalRename

Dec 14 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T152743: Deploy wikidata descriptions to mobile English Wikipedia stable.

Not sure if this is the right place, but is it clearly marked somewhere that such descriptions are not part of enWiki?

Dec 14 2016, 8:30 AM · Patch-For-Review, Reading-Web-Sprint-90-🍌, Readers-Web-Backlog, Wikimedia-Site-requests
JEumerus added a comment to T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.

Perhaps in a new wiki. A bit concerned that the extensive inter-site dependencies such a repository would create (a bad edit in the repository affects hundreds of projects) clash with the self-governance philosophy of Wikimedia projects. There are already some conflicts when Commons removes images that are in use in other projects.

Dec 14 2016, 8:28 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Platform-Team, Category, Community-Tech, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Dec 9 2016

JEumerus added a watcher for Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015: JEumerus.
Dec 9 2016, 12:22 PM
JEumerus added a watcher for MediaWiki-Revision-deletion: JEumerus.
Dec 9 2016, 12:22 PM
JEumerus added a watcher for CheckUser: JEumerus.
Dec 9 2016, 12:22 PM
JEumerus added a watcher for Crosswiki: JEumerus.
Dec 9 2016, 12:22 PM
JEumerus added a watcher for Stewards-and-global-tools: JEumerus.
Dec 9 2016, 12:22 PM
JEumerus added a watcher for Wikimedia-Site-requests: JEumerus.
Dec 9 2016, 12:21 PM

Nov 30 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T120452: Allow structured datasets on a central repository (CSV, TSV, JSON, GeoJSON, XML, ...).

Ah, OK.

Nov 30 2016, 3:51 PM · Commons-Datasets, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), Crosswiki, Analytics, Multimedia, Commons, Wikidata, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Nov 17 2016

JEumerus added a project to T150898: Force OATHAuth (2FA) for certain user groups in Wikimedia production: Community-consensus-needed.

editinterface in SUL means all admins, seems like. I've seen concerns that one can easily lose access to an account with 2FA and opposition towards making it mandatory for this and other reasons, so probably needs a consensus first.

Nov 17 2016, 3:58 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, Security

Nov 8 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T5233: Send a cookie with each block.

Anecdotally and from a non-Wikimedia experience, most sockpuppeteers (try to) evade their blocks rather soon after it happens, usually within a month and almost always within 3 months.

Nov 8 2016, 4:00 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, Community-Tech, User-notice, Support-and-Safety, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, MediaWiki-User-management

Oct 31 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T121186: Implement results of enwiki Security review RfC.

Yes.

Oct 31 2016, 10:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, Security-Team, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 26 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T120452: Allow structured datasets on a central repository (CSV, TSV, JSON, GeoJSON, XML, ...).

Hmm, if that goes live where will the repository be?

Oct 26 2016, 3:02 PM · Commons-Datasets, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), Crosswiki, Analytics, Multimedia, Commons, Wikidata, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Oct 24 2016

JEumerus renamed T148981: Request to lift or lower account creation throttle on frwiki on 2016-11-15 from Wikimedia-Site-requests to Request to lift or lower account creation throttle on frwiki.
Oct 24 2016, 4:16 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 20 2016

JEumerus added a project to T56515: Apply editing rate limits for all users: Operations.

Added the Operations tag under the assumption that it's an operation question whether such a change is needed at all. In any case, we'd need some careful analysis of how fast editors have to work.

Oct 20 2016, 3:00 PM · Operations, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 14 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T91162: RFC: Shadow namespaces.

As a compromise, one could encourage people to delete the local versions once they have been imported into the central repository.

Oct 14 2016, 5:05 PM · Wikimedia-Developer-Summit (2017), TechCom-Has-shepherd, RfC, TechCom-RfC

Oct 9 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

I am guessing having a plan for replacing all currently in use magic links with template'd links would be desirable.

Oct 9 2016, 7:08 PM · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-RfC

Oct 3 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T147153: Please upload large file to Wikimedia Commons.

All but the last file have a notice at the top right corner that implies they come from https://www.whitehouse.gov/ and thus are usually public domain as works of the US federal government. However, having source information is necessary, also because some videos there may include copyrighted material from others.

Oct 3 2016, 4:12 PM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 2 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T2738: Ability to watch section levels of pages.

Maybe want to check how frequent edit summaries satisfy/don't satisfy the criteria in T2738#34571 so that we know how robust that fix is.

Oct 2 2016, 10:35 AM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, German-Community-Wishlist, TCB-Team, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
JEumerus added a project to T147132: "Show Older Changes" in Maniphest tasks not working in browsers with JavaScript disabled: Phabricator.
Oct 2 2016, 8:23 AM · Accessibility, Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream)

Oct 1 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T147063: Raise $wgAbuseFilterConditionLimit for Meta-Wiki.

I have my doubts that most communities care about how high their condition limit is, seeing as it has (almost) no effect on the actual project and is mostly a technical variable.

Oct 1 2016, 8:13 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Patch-For-Review, Performance, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 24 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T146530: Allow declaring Licenses as page attribute instead of per site.

Um, for ''which'' project do you want this? Also, setting page-specific licenses and allowing non-commercial ones seem like two different propositions.

Sep 24 2016, 6:14 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Commons
JEumerus added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

This has been marked as high priority for almost a year; is it a realistic priority?

Sep 24 2016, 3:19 PM · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Sep 22 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T5233: Send a cookie with each block.

Depends on what $wgAutoblockExpiry says, which seems to be 24 hours on Wikimedia sites.

Sep 22 2016, 7:45 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, Community-Tech, User-notice, Support-and-Safety, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, MediaWiki-User-management

Sep 20 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T146120: Do not block talk page access by default when setting a local block on Meta.

My impression was that the Meta Wiki block here is used to prevent appeals/edits when they have no chance of ending well. Is there a need for a three layer (blocked everywhere but Meta - blocked everywhere but Meta user talk pages - blocked everywhere) system over the two layer one which seems to be the current system (blocked everywhere but Meta - blocked everywhere)?

Sep 20 2016, 3:19 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, GlobalBlocking

Sep 12 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T145265: Store check user data action text in structured format.

Only thing I know of that would need special logging systems is T68450#2530241 which is a proposal and not (yet) an extension.

Sep 12 2016, 10:46 AM · Anti-Harassment, Schema-change, CheckUser

Sep 11 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.

Well, that needs some infrastructure to ferret the content to and fro the other projects - and to third parties - for starters.

Sep 11 2016, 9:42 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Platform-Team, Category, Community-Tech, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015
JEumerus added a comment to T145340: Split CheckUser mass-block interface to separate special page.

Massblocking accounts seems like something conceptually unrelated to checkuser, so yeah moving it out of CU makes sense.

Sep 11 2016, 9:41 PM · CheckUser

Sep 2 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T144599: New "engineer" usergroup for ruwiki.

editcss, editjs and editinterface are sensitive permissions. Was this aspect discussed and is it really a good idea to have usergroups encompassing these permissions being assigned by administrators in general?

Sep 2 2016, 4:43 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-04_(1.28.0-wmf.21)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-09-20_(1.28.0-wmf.20)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-11_(1.28.0-wmf.22)), User-Nikerabbit, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 27 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T120454: Dark archive for Commons.

How would that be different from regular page deletion, then?

Aug 27 2016, 8:57 AM · Multimedia, Discovery, GLAM-Tech, Commons, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Aug 25 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T143851: New NAMESPACE for Azerbaijani Wiktionary.

Is there a community consensus supporting such a proposal?

Aug 25 2016, 7:44 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 22 2016

JEumerus created T143591: Special:Import does not import the actual file.
Aug 22 2016, 6:16 PM · MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
JEumerus added a comment to T143531: Back out the change that changed action=purge to require a confirmation page.

To my understanding, translating GET to POST via JS is not a problem, applying GET directly to the request is, see T135170#2310146

Aug 22 2016, 10:03 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, Regression
JEumerus added a comment to T143531: Back out the change that changed action=purge to require a confirmation page.

Is there any problem about this change other than the extra confirmation step?

Aug 22 2016, 8:23 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, Regression

Aug 8 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T68450: Set $wgTitleBlacklistLogHits = true on WMF wikis.

Sometimes account creations that were held up by the titleblacklist are overridden by an administrator (due to false positives, say). In such cases, logging an IP of an accountcreation attempt may connect it to the future user of such an account. Which was already mentioned in T68450#696668.

Aug 8 2016, 5:00 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 6 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T68450: Set $wgTitleBlacklistLogHits = true on WMF wikis.

Came across this task a while ago. In my mind restricting the visibility to OS or CU is not an acceptable solution; aside from the issues @MarcoAurelio mentioned in T68450#1656957 (and that such a log would keep an IP-account connection listed indefinitely, while CU only keeps it for 3 months at this time), the scope of this log is much broader than just identifying the IPs behind a blacklisted username.

Aug 6 2016, 9:01 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 4 2016

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

It serves as circumstantial evidence. Also, I've seen people being warned on enwiki for "following around" other editors and thus either engaging in harassment or violating interaction bans or the like.

Aug 4 2016, 9:27 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, Category, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
JEumerus added a comment to T2470: Provide a 'user-watchlist' that lists all recent contributions of a set of users.

Would logging the list help with the stalking/hounding issue? That is, there is a (public or semi-public) log where people (either everybody or administrators) can see who is being watched by who.

Aug 4 2016, 7:23 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, Category, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
JEumerus added a comment to T139820: Issues with article history of the article 'List of Internet entrepreneurs'.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:History/List_of_Internet_entrepreneurs seems to display fine from here. Logged in on my administrator account, that is, but it looks correct when I open it up in private mode as well (where logins don't work).

Aug 4 2016, 8:36 AM · iOS-app-v5.1.0-Saturn, User-Josve05a, iOS-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog

Jul 28 2016

JEumerus added a project to T141546: Investigation: Enhanced per-user, per-article protection / blocking: MediaWiki-User-management.
Jul 28 2016, 6:03 PM · Community-Tech, MediaWiki-User-management

Jul 25 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T133137: Local upload on Kannada Wikipedia.

That seems like a copy of the enwiki policy. I have to wonder if the editors of the enwiki page have been attributed and whether the policy complies with fair dealing - the enwiki policy is based on US fair use which is broader in scope than Indian fair dealing.

Jul 25 2016, 12:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 20 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T140465: Research- what needs to be done to correctly move files form Wikipedia to Commons?.

Some Wikipedias also have copyright policies which use only laws within a given jurisdiction. For example, the German Wikipedia uses copyright laws in Switzerland, Austria and Germany and the English Wikipedia solely US law. Which means that not all files which are free for these projects are also OK on Commons.

Jul 20 2016, 12:44 PM · Move-Files-To-Commons, German-Community-Wishlist, TCB-Team

Jul 18 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T47767: Private wikis need to override "wikimedia-copyright" message.

<not a lawyer disclaimer>

Jul 18 2016, 5:44 PM · WMF-Legal, WikimediaMessages

Jul 17 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T55140: Private WMF wikis with CC licenses.

@MarcoAurelio: Far as I know, "All rights reserved" would only work if no content is ever copied/derived between the private wikis and the public ones, otherwise you'd end up with a license violation (if copied public->private) or a copyright violation (if copied private->public). One also wonders if using copyright to enforce private-ness is a good idea at all.

Jul 17 2016, 7:59 PM · Support-and-Safety, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Jul 13 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T140204: CopyPatrol: Whitelist for privileged users.

Some major copyvio incidents have happened with users having such permissions, at least on enwiki. So I'd say the risk is fairly real.

Jul 13 2016, 6:18 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Jul 10 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension.

The uses and functions of CU are pretty well documented in public venues (how long information is available and what kind of information is available) far more accessed than Phabricator, so I second the notion that a private discussion offers no security benefits.

Jul 10 2016, 9:17 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Goal, Epic, Anti-Harassment, User-notice, WMF-Legal, Support-and-Safety, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser

May 11 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T134460: Allow override of nonfilenamespace when the image does not exist, but page itself does.

Presumably, to create a way to override that block.

May 11 2016, 5:43 AM · MediaWiki-File-management, Multimedia, Commons

May 10 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T134849: Make developer [[User:Protnmike]] a confirmed user on Meta (cannot propose new OAuth consumers).

You may want to ask the stewards on Meta if they can give him the "confirmed" user permission; according to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ListGroupRights OAuth Consumer proposals can be made by confirmed users.

May 10 2016, 3:25 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Apr 30 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T134040: User rights for "template editor" on hi.wikipedia .

Cascade protection intentionally allows only those people to edit who have the "protect" right. Otherwise one could protect a page simply by transcluding it in a cascade-protected page even without having the "protect" right.

Apr 30 2016, 9:07 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Apr 23 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T120452: Allow structured datasets on a central repository (CSV, TSV, JSON, GeoJSON, XML, ...).

On Commons, usually a subpage of "Commons:Deletion requests/Page under discussion" is used for a deletion request, with a tag being placed on the page being discussed. Same on English Wikipedia, save for different names.

Apr 23 2016, 6:58 AM · Commons-Datasets, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), Crosswiki, Analytics, Multimedia, Commons, Wikidata, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Apr 15 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T132650: Copyright detection (acoustic fingerprint matching) for audio files.

Aye, we don't have bots checking images for copyright violations.

Apr 15 2016, 5:33 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Commons

Mar 24 2016

JEumerus renamed T130835: The meta rights log doesn't provide a link to map_bmswiki from The meta rights log doesn't privade a link to map_bmswiki to The meta rights log doesn't provide a link to map_bmswiki.
Mar 24 2016, 4:09 PM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-12_(1.27.0-wmf.21)), MW-1.27-release-notes, MediaWiki-Logging, Stewards-and-global-tools

Mar 22 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T46975: Deployment of global AbuseFilter rules.

On enwiki, one can ask for feedback in the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Edit_filter_noticeboard

Mar 22 2016, 7:10 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 14 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T46975: Deployment of global AbuseFilter rules.

Is the non-deployment to global wikis a community (i.e needs permission) or a tech (e.g large wikis creating performance problems) issue?

Mar 14 2016, 8:09 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 12 2016

JEumerus added a comment to T61702: Examine which extensions are installed on login.wikimedia.org (loginwiki) and vote.wikimedia.org (votewiki).

Regarding TitleBlacklist and AbuseFilter, are they needed to block account creations?

Mar 12 2016, 12:06 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, Security-Team, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Feb 28 2016

JEumerus created T128334: Investigation: Make upload-by-URL whitelist not dependent on a configuration setting for Commons.
Feb 28 2016, 7:50 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-GWToolset, Multimedia, Security-Reviews, Commons

Feb 27 2016

JEumerus added a project to T128296: Set NS_PROJECT to Vikilüğət on azwiktionary: Community-consensus-needed.

Greetings, @Aabdullayev851. As a general rule site requests need a community consensus (or for very small projects, a reasonably publicized proposal with no opposition, if memory serves) for setting changes - is there such support somewhere?

Feb 27 2016, 11:05 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests