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.
Thu, Apr 19
And indeed, now that Commons has rolled over to the new code, it shows correctly.
We don't do REL1_28 releases any more, do we? 1_27 for the next year, 1_29 for the next couple of months, and 1_30 'til the end of the calendar year. So maybe the jobs aren't properly configured for it?
The 5.6.99 hack is done in REL1_31 in I13e75ea955d2d, and patched into I740f32ac859d for master.
Technically this is now done (for MW 1.31), but I'm planning only to declare this actually Resolved once master is switched too.
Should we make this Resolved and open tasks for the repos not yet fixed?
Wed, Apr 18
We tried it out back in 2013 (?) and people assumed it would delete the link and anchor, not just the link, so we moved to the clear icon which was the same as used by Google Docs and Apple Pages at the time, IIRC. User testing it again would be a good idea before making changes here.
Tue, Apr 17
Confirmed fixed in Beta Cluster.
I rather like Twitter's approach – a small doughnut chart in blue without numbers until you get to the threshold (of 20), when it turns orange and you get number too, and then when above the limit it's red (and the number is negative). Obviously we don't let the user write more than the limit ever, but it's pleasing how subtle it is until you need to pay attention.
Mon, Apr 16
Fri, Apr 13