Tue, Feb 23
@Nikerabbit Sounds like a good plan,
Yes, or just remove it.
I used this today! It was glorious! Less work for me (no need to manually make sure I've added all languages) and this week the Portuguese translation (pt-br) was actually delivered, after languishing on Meta for years.
Got one of them now. Have tried to deliver my message, hoping it will be delivered when I wake up. (:
Mon, Feb 22
@Pchelolo OK, tried again little over an hour ago, adding a whitespace. No success.
Fri, Feb 19
Sat, Feb 13
Fri, Feb 12
Mon, Feb 8
Will let you know on Monday next week, if wmf.29 is rolled out according to
Thu, Feb 4
Removed it from Tech News for now until we know when it will be deployed, see https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tech/News/2021/06&oldid=21058313 to look at it as it was included/will be included.
Tue, Feb 2
@Bdijkstra It's in this week's train, so it'll start working today, tomorrow or on Thursday, depending on which wiki.
Jan 29 2021
Jan 28 2021
Jan 22 2021
@Amorymeltzer True. Updated.
My general background from the last time I tried to write down the issues can be found on mediawiki.org, but is mainly focused on Wikidata.
Something like this for Tech News?
Something like this for Tech News? (Plus links.)
When will this be in production? Next week?
Jan 20 2021
See discussion in T270435 – we're not making this mandatory.
I think the mailing lists and Tech News can be considered having announced it in advance. Were it a wiki seeing a lot of traffic, or we were expecting more than a couple of minutes of downtime, that might change things, but I think this should be enough for now.
To be very clear we're talking about the same thing, by "Wikitech" we're just referring to wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/ here and nothing else right?
Tech News might normally be a bit overkill for Wikitech being down for a couple of minutes (I'd recommend wikitech-l and a few short posts to a couple of technical wiki pages, in that case), but since there's already an item about Commons, we can just merge the two into one item and have this one tag along. It'll go out on Monday 25 January.
Jan 19 2021
@Nikerabbit Excellent. Happy to continue testing the send a page functionality as soon as that works, too.
Jan 18 2021
@Nikerabbit Makes sense. Will we in that case also move the "send as page" content above the text box in delivery, so there's an easy way to do so?
@Nikerabbit If possible, I think it'd be helpful if these were two separate options. One sometimes wants to add a timestamp to a newsletter without a personal signature.
Jan 15 2021
Jan 14 2021
I'm on it. I'm assuming this would also affect MassMessage where it's used locally, e.g. on English Wikipedia, and not just on Meta?
Wrote to a number of people on Meta who have used the tool in recent months, pinged Legoktm as a MassMessage developer and emailed the wikitech-ambassadors-list.
@Samwalton9 This has been tagged for inclusion for Tech News (using the user-notice tag), but my best guess is that it's simply because it was included in the parent task, rather than this is a suggestion for something you want announced? Removing the tag. If I'm mistaken, please re-introduce the tag and add a rough suggestion for a text in Tech News, one to three sentences long?
My preference would be to have something like two checkboxes, one for the username signature of the sender (not the bot delivering) and one for the timestamp, which would be a significant improvement of the tool in general and very helpful for those who don't use it very often and forget they can't sign by ~~~~. It's confusing and difficult.
In conversation with the team and will update later.
Jan 13 2021
That feedback was badly phrased. My apologies. Let me rephrase it:
Jan 12 2021
Jan 11 2021
I really like where this is heading. Thank you! There's one obvious problem I encountered that made it difficult to try it on a broader scale: when sending as a page, it doesn't include a timestamp at the end, the equivalent of ~~~~~
Do you know when this will be in production? (Asking for Tech News purposes.)
OK, thanks for the heads-up – I don't think a couple of minutes of Ehterpad read-only is enough of a problem to be included in Tech News, but appreciate the tag. Rather remove it ten times than miss the one thing I should have included.
Not familiar with all the databases – is Etherpad the only user-facing thing being affected here? There'll be no other potential disruptions?