Sun, Jan 17
And maybe having the filenames reflect both dimensions, not just X,
would help. (But then cause a lot of pages that have previously embedded them to fail.)
That means it wouldn't be easy to fix this bug by just comparing filenames.
Sat, Jan 16
One might say "Well, the program is just trying to give a easy to read full list of resolutions. Don't be so harsh on them for using the word "other."
Nope. as we see in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Historical_Power_Tower_Foundation_2.jpg the bug does not occur.
Fri, Jan 15
Yes, every time a time is mentioned, some mention of zone should be added. Just like this banner,
It seems there is a bug on zh.wikipedia.org that stops the UTC from
getting through, even for non-logged in users.
Wed, Jan 13
OK, let's say that the user indeed does even know that their preferences
Tue, Jan 12
OK, if it turns out my bug has any merit, feel free to reopen it.
This one is too hard. OK I'll close it.
All I know is I am still getting notifications caused by https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jimmy-bot .
Mon, Jan 11
Fri, Jan 1
In fact, at the top of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo there already is
"Email options" but the careful user will notice it only lasts until just before the following "Notify me about these events" section!
Fri, Dec 25
No, trying it again does not reproduce it. Apparently because my changes are saved. So you will you folks will have to figure out how to reproduce it yourselves.
Dec 3 2020
Hmmm, Google would say,
- Are you sure you just want to see the English links? There are [click here] five times as many results for zh-tw.
- Found no English links. Removing language restriction and showing all results.
Dec 2 2020
Well how about also sensing "the main language(s) for the coordinates."
Just like when you connect to Google from Japan, Google somehow guesses you might want their Japanese welcome screen.
So in this case, even though we are reading en.wikipedia.org, based on the coordinates, the system could say to itself, "Well I bet there are some zh-tw articles nearby too. Let's put some tally of them in the side panel the user could click on."
Nov 10 2020
Indeed you can simply do:
$ GET https://... > /tmp/e
So we observe 54 + 1 = 55 external links that should have been just local links.
Well it only happens on those StructuredDiscussions pages.
But OK I will make a note of it on
Nov 9 2020
(My guess is the authors of MediaWiki made the conscious decision to use relative links.
But some extension authors didn't know how to make them, so just used absolute links.
(First, the average user would have no idea to report this bug to
Nov 7 2020
Oct 28 2020
Anyway, my point is it is still possible to create categories with U+FFFC OBJECT REPLACEMENT CHARACTER in their names.
Oct 27 2020
Oct 23 2020
Sep 24 2020
Sep 21 2020
Thank you for hinting me to file proper bug reports.
Many of these are just emergency notes from the field.
Made on a tiny cell phone.
The idea is the public is reporting a fire on mountain A,
with the hope that people with better equipment will be able to better able to find the details,
much of which would not have been available to the bug reporter and would only be available to programmers.
So it turns out: there is no way users will remember that they have turned on "Advanced Mode" or made a .js file, so the the brown warning message should mention those two places. Thanks.
Sep 19 2020
" You are running a user gadget or script that is unsupported on mobile. Please review mw:ResourceLoader/Migration_guide "
I am sorry. I was reporting from the field on a tiny cellphone.
Sep 14 2020
All I know is for the first time ever, a bot is munching through all of Commons,
causing the state of
I've added documentation of this feature to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:NearbyPages
Let's have a look at the highlights of one of these emails.
Sep 13 2020
Ah, I found the problem: On Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-personal
Aug 26 2020
Nobody is monitoring https://github.com/toolforge/video2commons/ ,
and the problem is a wmflabs machine.
Aug 25 2020
Jun 12 2020
When saving preferences, a simple check for valid HTML or at least counting the number of opening and closing tags should be done.
Idea: Perhaps make a page, that combines phabricator's upload form, and
allowing ADSL users to upload in one step.
I guess I will have to upload indirectly via phabricator until this is fixed...
Jun 8 2020
I ran the mtr tests earlier in this bug report.
OK, uploading the file to Twitter (takes about 20 seconds, but always a success), lots of healthy yellow seen in the icewm network monitor
Anyway, today I was given IP address 188.8.131.52,
so when you check the server errors logs above, you will see me.
pppd default-asyncmap defaultroute lcp-echo-failure 7 lcp-echo-interval
50 mtu 1492 noaccomp noauth noipdefault noproxyarp persist plugin
rp-pppoe.so usepeerdns user ---@hinet.net pty pppoe -I enp7s0 -T 80
-m 1452 enp7s0 debug
is how I connect.
I bet the form isn't even being sent.
Is the biggest thing to make a curl of.
And my network monitor doesn't show a lot of bytes transferred.
https://commons.wikimedia.beta.wmflabs.org/ : OK, created account... Uploading .... and of course at the very end... "None of the uploads were successful."
OK finally succeeded via https://tools.wmflabs.org/url2commons/index.html
copying from phabricator to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phony_water_tank_real_cell_tower.jpg .
Copy uploads are not available from this domain.
Nope, 92% is as far as one can get, before
Request from - via cp5008.eqsin.wmnet, ATS/8.0.7
Error: 502, Next Hop Connection Failed at 2020-06-08 00:18:51 GMT
OK, now got to 92%, and
Next attempt got to 80%, then
Request from - via cp5008.eqsin.wmnet, ATS/8.0.7
Error: 502, Next Hop Connection Failed at 2020-06-08 00:14:44 GMT
just gets up to 68% and says
Today even with
all I got was
Solution: Commons should simply use the same uploader as phabricator.
Jun 6 2020
Hmmm, well Special:Watchlist doesn't have an more links to Special:Preferences than any other page.
Perhaps it needs some.
Perhaps have a direct link to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-watchlist titled "control your watchlist preferneces".
So maybe Special:Watchlist needs to add an "advertisement" ("New") alerting users to the new preference available?