Jdforrester-WMF (James D. Forrester)
Lead Product Manager, Contributors

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User Details

User Since
Oct 6 2014, 10:08 PM (163 w, 3 d)
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Jforrester
MediaWiki User
Jdforrester (WMF)

I've been a Wikipedia editor since 2002 on the English Wikipedia and a few other Wikimedia projects (see my personal account). In May 2012 I joined the Wikimedia Foundation as the "Product Manager" for the VisualEditor Team (now called the Editing-team). I'm now the Lead Product Manager for the Contributors-Team.

Recent Activity

Yesterday

RandomDSdevel awarded T162299: Please let edit-user-talk notifications be expandable a Party Time token.
Thu, Nov 23, 12:30 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Next-Quarter), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-24 (1.31.0-wmf.5)), Notifications
RandomDSdevel awarded T174374: Use a mixed storage format, setting the system to slowly migrate over from HTML to wikitext storage (quarterly goal) a Mountain of Wealth token.
Thu, Nov 23, 12:30 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), StructuredDiscussions

Wed, Nov 22

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T173815: Fix inconsistent use of "action API" and "web API" (and/or "REST API") terms on mediawiki.org.

This means neither, it's talking about external APIs.

Wed, Nov 22, 10:53 PM · Developer-Relations, Documentation, MediaWiki-API
Jdforrester-WMF closed T180710: On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token; instead just link to Special:ResetTokens as Resolved.
Wed, Nov 22, 9:03 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Watchlist, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF closed T180710: On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token; instead just link to Special:ResetTokens, a subtask of T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX, as Resolved.
Wed, Nov 22, 9:03 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF changed the point value for T121588: data-ve-clipboard-key attribute added in wikitable from 1 to 8.
Wed, Nov 22, 6:54 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-DataModel, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish".

Swapped parent to child, as it didn't block so much as the reverse.

Wed, Nov 22, 6:53 PM · Design, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Jdforrester-WMF added a subtask for T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish": T131132: Re-label the "Save" button to be "Publish", to better indicate to users the outcomes of their action.
Wed, Nov 22, 6:53 PM · Design, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Jdforrester-WMF added a parent task for T131132: Re-label the "Save" button to be "Publish", to better indicate to users the outcomes of their action: T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish".
Wed, Nov 22, 6:53 PM · MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-30_(1.28.0-wmf.17)), Community-Liaisons, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-03_(1.27.0-wmf.23)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, WikiEditor, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing, User-notice
Jdforrester-WMF removed a parent task for T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish": T131132: Re-label the "Save" button to be "Publish", to better indicate to users the outcomes of their action.
Wed, Nov 22, 6:53 PM · Design, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Jdforrester-WMF removed a subtask for T131132: Re-label the "Save" button to be "Publish", to better indicate to users the outcomes of their action: T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish".
Wed, Nov 22, 6:53 PM · MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-30_(1.28.0-wmf.17)), Community-Liaisons, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-03_(1.27.0-wmf.23)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, WikiEditor, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing, User-notice
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180710: On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token; instead just link to Special:ResetTokens.

Slightly related (I didn't test whether the above patch also fixes this, but it doesn't seem unlikely, so I'll comment here instead of a new task)

Wed, Nov 22, 6:32 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Watchlist, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T180427: Align betafeature SVGs to each other.
Wed, Nov 22, 4:37 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T180427: Align betafeature SVGs to each other.
Wed, Nov 22, 4:36 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180914: Split mediawiki.special.css.

So… is this being Declined?

Wed, Nov 22, 4:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), MediaWiki-Interface, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Jdforrester-WMF created T181164: Browser-major numbers represented as a percentage (when they're not) on the desktop tabular view.
Wed, Nov 22, 4:20 PM · Analytics-Dashiki, Analytics
Jdforrester-WMF assigned T175225: Add a 'Learners' (autoconfirmed) filter to New Pages Feed and rename the existing 'new editors' filter to Catrope.
Wed, Nov 22, 12:46 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
Jdforrester-WMF moved T175225: Add a 'Learners' (autoconfirmed) filter to New Pages Feed and rename the existing 'new editors' filter from Needs Review to QA Review on the Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter) board.
Wed, Nov 22, 12:46 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
Jdforrester-WMF renamed T181106: Advanced search UI looks bad with Timeless skin from Advanced search UI looks bad on mediawiki with Timeless skin to Advanced search UI looks bad with Timeless skin.
Wed, Nov 22, 12:08 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), Patch-For-Review, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-11-14, WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, Timeless, TCB-Team, Advanced-Search

Tue, Nov 21

Jdforrester-WMF moved T181063: 'Reply' button is enabled even if nothing has been typed from Untriaged to QA Review on the Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter) board.
Tue, Nov 21, 8:53 PM · User-notice-collaboration, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), StructuredDiscussions
Jdforrester-WMF assigned T181063: 'Reply' button is enabled even if nothing has been typed to Esanders.
Tue, Nov 21, 8:53 PM · User-notice-collaboration, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), StructuredDiscussions
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180354: Add certain templates and try to create a link on it results in link+template.

@Jdforrester-WMF Do you happen to know why this dialogue doesn't seem to be showing now?

Tue, Nov 21, 8:40 PM · VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF renamed T181007: Investigate backlog in RecordLintJob from Investigate backlog in RecorLintJob to Investigate backlog in RecordLintJob.
Tue, Nov 21, 4:35 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-JobQueue, ChangeProp, Services (doing), Parsoid
Jdforrester-WMF closed T180709: CirrusSearch "Completion suggester " feature inserts raw options into the Search preferences panel, so they look unlike all the others as Resolved.
Tue, Nov 21, 12:26 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences, Discovery
Jdforrester-WMF closed T180709: CirrusSearch "Completion suggester " feature inserts raw options into the Search preferences panel, so they look unlike all the others, a subtask of T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX, as Resolved.
Tue, Nov 21, 12:26 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Mon, Nov 20

Jdforrester-WMF renamed T180710: On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token; instead just link to Special:ResetTokens from On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token without some interactivity first (in JS mode) to On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token; instead just link to Special:ResetTokens.
Mon, Nov 20, 11:16 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Watchlist, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180710: On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token; instead just link to Special:ResetTokens.

I suppose it's there for people to copy-paste into third party tools like AWB? Though it's available on Special:ResetTokens, the interface isn't lovely. Maybe we should just make that interface better though, yeah, let's do that.

Mon, Nov 20, 11:15 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Watchlist, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T134580: CLs to communicate the Save/Publish change.
Mon, Nov 20, 7:28 PM · Goal, Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017), MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF updated images of M235: Help button OOUIification.
Mon, Nov 20, 7:12 PM
Jdforrester-WMF updated the image names of M235: Help button OOUIification.
Mon, Nov 20, 7:10 PM
Jdforrester-WMF created M235: Help button OOUIification.
Mon, Nov 20, 7:10 PM
Jdforrester-WMF edited projects for T180660: Enable Single edit tab in Catalan Wikipedia, added: MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)); removed Patch-For-Review.
Mon, Nov 20, 5:07 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), User-Ryasmeen, User-Jayprakash12345, VisualEditor, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180884: Renumber TimedText and TimedText_talk on commonswiki.

If we wait long enough, post MCR we'll eradicate this namespace entirely by using slots on the video files…

Mon, Nov 20, 4:14 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Thu, Nov 16

Jdforrester-WMF removed a project from T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX: Patch-For-Review.
Thu, Nov 16, 11:07 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.
Thu, Nov 16, 11:00 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.

@Trizek-WMF Hope you saw my additions to the description, the “icon in the middle of nowhere” results from wrong inner label markup. Although I couldn't find out where the <p> tag originates from. popups-prefs-optin-title (qqq key) didn't return the hoped for hint. Maybe @Jdlrobson?

Thu, Nov 16, 11:00 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF closed T108774: Update "flow" help text for Special:Preferences re echo notifications re user talk pages as Resolved.

This was done a little while ago – the preference label is now "Structured Discussion" and the help text says "Notify me about activity in topics or on pages I'm following".

Thu, Nov 16, 9:49 PM · MediaWiki-User-preferences, Notifications, StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T65987: Change "Basic information" section of Special:Preferences into "Account management".

What about "Account details"?

Thu, Nov 16, 8:51 PM · MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF moved T179978: Bad render of notifications about edition of flow board description from Untriaged to QA Review on the Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter) board.
Thu, Nov 16, 8:39 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), StructuredDiscussions
Jdforrester-WMF edited projects for T179978: Bad render of notifications about edition of flow board description, added: Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter); removed Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage.
Thu, Nov 16, 8:39 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), StructuredDiscussions
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.
Thu, Nov 16, 8:23 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180709: CirrusSearch "Completion suggester " feature inserts raw options into the Search preferences panel, so they look unlike all the others.

Other than "use the right controls" (i.e. the full-size radio controls), no. Fixing that could be a few minutes' work, though I've not yet tried it out.

Thu, Nov 16, 7:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences, Discovery
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.
Thu, Nov 16, 6:21 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF closed T177378: Historical visual diff throwing uncaught exception as Resolved.
Thu, Nov 16, 6:16 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), VisualEditor, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs
Jdforrester-WMF closed T121588: data-ve-clipboard-key attribute added in wikitable as Resolved.
Thu, Nov 16, 6:15 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-DataModel, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T120288: Enable MP3 uploads on Wikimedia Commons and TMH playback.

AIUI as soon as this gets released to Commons then wgTmhEnableMp3Uploads will be removed. I wouldn't worry about it.

Thu, Nov 16, 5:40 PM · Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, TimedMediaHandler, WMF-Legal, UploadWizard, Commons, User-notice, Multimedia
Jdforrester-WMF created T180710: On the "Watchlist" preferences panel, don't show the user's watchlist token; instead just link to Special:ResetTokens.
Thu, Nov 16, 5:19 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Watchlist, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF created T180709: CirrusSearch "Completion suggester " feature inserts raw options into the Search preferences panel, so they look unlike all the others.
Thu, Nov 16, 5:16 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences, Discovery

Wed, Nov 15

Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.
Wed, Nov 15, 10:36 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.
Wed, Nov 15, 10:34 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF edited parent tasks for T180643: Altering radios doesn't make “Save” action available, added: T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX; removed: T117781: Convert Special:Preferences to OOUI.
Wed, Nov 15, 10:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-User-preferences, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Jdforrester-WMF removed a subtask for T117781: Convert Special:Preferences to OOUI: T180643: Altering radios doesn't make “Save” action available.
Wed, Nov 15, 10:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-User-preferences, Patch-For-Review, Front-end-Standards-Group, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Epic, UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF added a subtask for T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX: T180643: Altering radios doesn't make “Save” action available.
Wed, Nov 15, 10:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF added a subtask for T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX: T180535: Don't duplicate fieldset elements in OOUI HTMLForm output.
Wed, Nov 15, 10:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF added a parent task for T180535: Don't duplicate fieldset elements in OOUI HTMLForm output: T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.
Wed, Nov 15, 10:32 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-HTMLForm
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T164954: Be able to re-use a citoid citation in VisualEditor's wikitext mode.

Impossible is a big word. It's definitely not easy, and its highly sensitive, because transclusion makes everything hard, but....

Happy to re-phrase to "impossible whilst meeting the fundamental performance requirements for people who don't have a high-end machine" if you prefer.

It can all be done async and only when requested by the user though. So the fact that it's slow is much less problematic then. I mean, previewing a map or a graph is also very slow, but we don't need to do it all the time, making it acceptable to do it if that particular editor tool is open, right ?

Wed, Nov 15, 7:42 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Jdforrester-WMF added a subtask for T178635: 1.31.0-wmf.8 deployment blockers: T180577: [Regression] Recent Changes on MediaWiki.org doesn't display more than 50 past edits.
Wed, Nov 15, 4:04 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Train Deployments, Release
Jdforrester-WMF added a parent task for T180577: [Regression] Recent Changes on MediaWiki.org doesn't display more than 50 past edits: T178635: 1.31.0-wmf.8 deployment blockers.
Wed, Nov 15, 4:04 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Regression, Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T92432: Come up with a better way to auto-label references a Orange Medal token.
Wed, Nov 15, 1:39 PM · Cite, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor
Krinkle awarded T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX a Orange Medal token.
Wed, Nov 15, 4:36 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T164954: Be able to re-use a citoid citation in VisualEditor's wikitext mode.

Impossible is a big word. It's definitely not easy, and its highly sensitive, because transclusion makes everything hard, but....

Wed, Nov 15, 2:22 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Tue, Nov 14

Jdforrester-WMF created T180538: Improve Special:Preferences UI/UX.
Tue, Nov 14, 11:04 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Jdforrester-WMF closed T117781: Convert Special:Preferences to OOUI as Resolved.

There'll be a bunch of follow-ups (not least, updating Minerva's hack on this to make it work there), but declaring this Done for now.

Tue, Nov 14, 11:01 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-User-preferences, Patch-For-Review, Front-end-Standards-Group, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Epic, UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF closed T117781: Convert Special:Preferences to OOUI, a subtask of T101471: Convert core forms that use MW UI with wgUseMediaWikiUIEverywhere false to OOUI FormSpecialPage or explicit OOUI PHP, as Resolved.
Tue, Nov 14, 11:00 PM · UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF closed T117781: Convert Special:Preferences to OOUI, a subtask of T107037: Convert all MW core special pages to OOUI, as Resolved.
Tue, Nov 14, 11:00 PM · Front-end-Standards-Group, Tracking, Epic, UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF closed T117781: Convert Special:Preferences to OOUI, a subtask of T171238: Special:Preferences design broken - not using OOjs UI or MediaWiki UI, as Resolved.
Tue, Nov 14, 11:00 PM · MinervaNeue, UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF updated the task description for T171238: Special:Preferences design broken - not using OOjs UI or MediaWiki UI.
Tue, Nov 14, 10:56 PM · MinervaNeue, UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T102506: Replace tracking bug T30486 by new project tag "Wikimedia-Incubator".
Tue, Nov 14, 1:21 AM · Project-Admins
Jdforrester-WMF added a subtask for T180147: Deploy AdvancedSearch extension to group0: T180335: Link from beta feature to help page on mediawiki.org.
Tue, Nov 14, 12:33 AM · WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-11-14, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-11-01, Patch-For-Review, User-Addshore, TCB-Team, WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, Advanced-Search
Jdforrester-WMF added a parent task for T180335: Link from beta feature to help page on mediawiki.org: T180147: Deploy AdvancedSearch extension to group0.
Tue, Nov 14, 12:33 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), Patch-For-Review, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-11-01, WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, TCB-Team, Advanced-Search
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180128: Make AdvancedSearch a beta feature on de-wiki and ar-wiki.

Have a quick chat with the product owner for Beta Features (currently James Forrester)

Does this count as 'the chat' or should @Lea_WMDE have a further chat with you?

Tue, Nov 14, 12:32 AM · User-Addshore, Patch-For-Review, TCB-Team, WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, Advanced-Search

Mon, Nov 13

Jdforrester-WMF placed T179326: FlaggedRev's over-ride of the submit button's label via the EditPageBeforeEditButtons PHP hook doesn't work for any other code (mobile apps, mobile Web, VisualEditor, 2017 Wikitext Editor, …) up for grabs.

OK, so now everything is as before for users, but the code is a bit better. It's still going through the EditPageBeforeEditButtons hook, so still inaccessible through the API. Ideas?

Mon, Nov 13, 7:29 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), Contributors-Team, VisualEditor, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T117781: Convert Special:Preferences to OOUI.

Another before/after pair, of the Notifications page:

Mon, Nov 13, 7:01 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-User-preferences, Patch-For-Review, Front-end-Standards-Group, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Epic, UI-Standardization
Jdforrester-WMF merged T173274: Provide a way to insert nested templates to template parameters into T52355: VisualEditor: Add support for editing templates' parameters as DOM elements ("visually"), including supporting nested templates.
Mon, Nov 13, 5:55 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Jdforrester-WMF merged task T173274: Provide a way to insert nested templates to template parameters into T52355: VisualEditor: Add support for editing templates' parameters as DOM elements ("visually"), including supporting nested templates.
Mon, Nov 13, 5:55 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF claimed T179326: FlaggedRev's over-ride of the submit button's label via the EditPageBeforeEditButtons PHP hook doesn't work for any other code (mobile apps, mobile Web, VisualEditor, 2017 Wikitext Editor, …).
Mon, Nov 13, 4:10 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), Contributors-Team, VisualEditor, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Jdforrester-WMF assigned T179574: List editing exception: TypeError: Cannot read property 'getSurface' of null to DLynch.
Mon, Nov 13, 4:08 PM · VisualEditor-ContentEditable, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF closed T179994: Link to action=edit of a specific revision shows current revision in VE as Resolved.
Mon, Nov 13, 4:07 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF closed T180214: Numbered external links not visible in preview in NWE as Resolved.
Mon, Nov 13, 4:07 PM · Verified-in-Phase0, Verified, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), VisualEditor
Krinkle awarded T92432: Come up with a better way to auto-label references a Orange Medal token.
Mon, Nov 13, 1:43 AM · Cite, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

Sun, Nov 12

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T50274: VisualEditor: For edit summary field, give users an auto-fill drop-down (or similar) of recent edit summaries they've used a Like token.
Sun, Nov 12, 2:06 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Thu, Nov 9

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T180128: Make AdvancedSearch a beta feature on de-wiki and ar-wiki.

In the configuration there is still a section (that we need to add AdvancedSearch to) that says:

DO NOT add entries here without OK from Greg Grossmeier or James Forrester.

So ping @greg @Jdforrester-WMF, can we have an OK? :)

Thu, Nov 9, 6:06 PM · User-Addshore, Patch-For-Review, TCB-Team, WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, Advanced-Search
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T179663: What happens if the Wikibase project specifies a version of a library outside of the range included in mediawiki-vendor?.

@Addshore, is this Resolved (given the title's question is answered) or do you see changes we need to do based on the answer which will now be done under this task?

Thu, Nov 9, 1:30 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Watching / External), MediaWiki-Platform-Team, Wikidata

Wed, Nov 8

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T177891: Update and use php-wikidiff2 1.5.1 & MovedParagraphDetectionCutoff in production.

Yup, my issue is all fixed now, thanks!

Wed, Nov 8, 4:41 PM · WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-11-01, Patch-For-Review, Operations, User-Addshore, WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, wikidiff2
Jdforrester-WMF edited projects for T179920: Copying (Ctrl+C) with no text selected shouldn't remove contents of clipboard, added: MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)); removed MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)).
Wed, Nov 8, 4:05 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T177891: Update and use php-wikidiff2 1.5.1 & MovedParagraphDetectionCutoff in production.

Is this set of changes the reason that I'm seeing great big "⚫ " s for some diffs but still "-"s and "+"s for others in the same diff (e.g. https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Extension:3D&diff=2612241&oldid=2574782 or https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Test_page_long&type=revision&diff=338480&oldid=323544 ) on group0 wikis and I can't replicate this on other wikis (yet?). Was going to file a UBN.

Wed, Nov 8, 12:27 AM · WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-11-01, Patch-For-Review, Operations, User-Addshore, WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, wikidiff2

Tue, Nov 7

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T179462: Audit @wikimedia GitHub org access (2017).
  • The staff group is useless (it's never complete, and gives a false picture with former staff still in it). Suggest outright deletion.

+1, overhead we don't need (I presume).

Though it does have 25 repos associated with it: https://github.com/orgs/wikimedia/teams/staff/repositories

@Jdforrester-WMF as one of the repos is grunt-tyops, what would change for you if the "staff" github wikimedia team were to disappear?

Tue, Nov 7, 10:36 PM · GitHub-Mirrors, Release-Engineering-Team
Jdforrester-WMF closed T153754: Auto-generated <references /> list can't be moved in VE. as Resolved.
Tue, Nov 7, 10:13 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Cite, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF assigned T153754: Auto-generated <references /> list can't be moved in VE. to DLynch.
Tue, Nov 7, 10:10 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Cite, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF closed T179920: Copying (Ctrl+C) with no text selected shouldn't remove contents of clipboard as Resolved.
Tue, Nov 7, 6:53 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Mon, Nov 6

Jdforrester-WMF added a project to T179315: VisualEditor/NWE do not allow you to expand dropdowns in page notice: VisualEditor-MediaWiki.
Mon, Nov 6, 5:15 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF removed a project from T179315: VisualEditor/NWE do not allow you to expand dropdowns in page notice: Patch-For-Review.
Mon, Nov 6, 5:13 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF removed a project from T164157: [Regression] ‘Empty server response’ on saving through VE when CAPTCHA issued (API response terminated?): Patch-For-Review.
Mon, Nov 6, 5:13 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-04-25_(1.29.0-wmf.21)), MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-05-09_(1.30.0-wmf.1)), ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension), Regression, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, User-notice, VisualEditor, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Jdforrester-WMF added a project to T178574: VE help popup broken when toolbar is in narrow mode (<~900px): MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)).
Mon, Nov 6, 5:12 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), User-Ryasmeen, Regression, OOjs-UI, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T175953: OOjs UI: Support Responsive Toolbars.

Having said that, the approach would benefit from having the controls at the bottom of the viewport, closer where the menus show. I did a test of bottom placement but unfortunatelly it worked only well on Android but not iOS. I hope that now it is possible to support and, in any case, it would be good to prototype to verify the idea is a good one for when it becomes technically possible.

Mon, Nov 6, 4:34 PM · UI-Standardization-Kanban, UI-Standardization, OOjs-UI

Fri, Nov 3

Jdforrester-WMF removed subtasks for T155554: VE support for skins should be done by adding appropriate anchors/ids/styles to the skins, and not by editing VE itself: T28918: Create a clean interface to plug in (other/any) editor frontends, T29292: Skinning system improvement (tracking).
Fri, Nov 3, 5:36 PM · Developer-Wishlist (2017), VisualEditor
Jdforrester-WMF removed a parent task for T28918: Create a clean interface to plug in (other/any) editor frontends: T155554: VE support for skins should be done by adding appropriate anchors/ids/styles to the skins, and not by editing VE itself.
Fri, Nov 3, 5:36 PM · JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Jdforrester-WMF removed a parent task for T29292: Skinning system improvement (tracking): T155554: VE support for skins should be done by adding appropriate anchors/ids/styles to the skins, and not by editing VE itself.
Fri, Nov 3, 5:36 PM · Tracking, MediaWiki-Interface

Thu, Nov 2

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T179624: Cleanup remaining Job::insert() calls in extensions.

Eurgh, what a mess. Translate's MessageIndexRebuildJob::insert() is an over-ride that uses the right path – so the four Translate hits and the TranslateSvg one are all false positives (but maybe we should rename for clarity?).

Thu, Nov 2, 11:33 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, ArticleFeedbackv5, MediaWiki-extensions-Contest, MediaWiki-extensions-Interlanguage, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, TranslateSvg, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment to T179424: Deal with zero divisions in "small metrics".

The merged task was that if the data starts from zero and ends at non-zero (say, all-time number of editors), it reports "+Infinity%".

Thu, Nov 2, 3:38 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics-Wikistats