Sun, Jan 20
Thu, Jan 17
Is this done and will be deployed next week? (It's been added to Tech News.) I can't see that in the task, but I could be missing something?
Wed, Jan 16
In small batches, because MassMessage seems to be choking on large taget lists – the first attempt ran through the first 20%, then started claiming readonly for the remaining pages.
Failed MassMessages have been resent.
Yeah, we had about 440 failed deliveries.
@Tgr gave me a script to find out which wikis hadn't got the delivery. I'll try to send it out again.
I've pinged @Jseddon for a CentralNotice banner, but I don't have CentralNotice admin rights myself, unfortunately.
(I've also emailed @Jseddon to make him aware of the problem and see if he can put up something based on what we've said previously in time. If he can, great. If not, that's what happens in emergencies.)
For some for me unknown reason, not all wikis on the target list have been getting the MassMessage. Some have. I don't know what's causing the problem.
Message delivered to Village Pumps of most affected wikis. Will continue to follow up with some more messages.
OK, I'll create a page myself.
It doesn't really matter, I just want to link somewhere people can check for more information and/or in case something happens. If a Phab task if what you'll keep most up to date, a Phab task is fine. Your choice.
What's the best place to link to for updates?
So, this list is our wikis except:
(Assuming this is the task we want to use for communicating the issue.)
Notifications that this has been included in the new beta version were posted on Monday.
Tue, Jan 15
This has been sent out, and the team now have all the users they need; in fact, more than they planned. This is rare: We usually find it difficult to recruit users for testing, even without the limitations of having a specific OS on their phone and be willing to install an app.
@Iniquity I'll take a look at it when I sit down to write Tech News for next week on Wednesday or Thursday. (:
Fri, Jan 11
Thu, Jan 10
Dec 14 2018
We still haven't got the screener. Will set up things so someone else can send it out.
Dec 13 2018
Addendum: We have yet not got the screener. Will send out tomorrow instead.
Dec 12 2018
The Android team is hiring someone to get non-editors in emerging markets. For non-editors in NA/Europe, the Android team is asking Comms to reach out on social media, and talking Reading Web about potentially using a mobile banner if it doesn't work.
This has been posted on the relevant pages, both the main page for short descriptions both also the Wikidata state of affairs page where a lot of conversation regarding short descriptions has been taking place, to make sure everyone involved can easily find the information:
This has been added to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2018/51. Please edit before 14:00 UTC tomorrow (Thursday) if anything is wrong.
I see the User-notice tag has been added – something like this for Tech News?
Dec 4 2018
Dec 1 2018
Our work here is done.
Nov 29 2018
Nov 28 2018
What do we want going out in Tech News on Monday?
Nov 26 2018
Less than 10 hits per 24 hours in Grafana, but I've pinged Twinkle talk pages and technical Village Pumps on affected wikis that have those, to mitigate any problems that might arise.
OK, if the number of hits in Grafana is less than 10 per 24 hours globally I won't make a big announcement everywhere, but I've still written on a number of talk pages relating to affected gadgets on different wikis and on technical Village Pumps of affected wikis that have those.
Nov 24 2018
@Aklapper That would probably be worth doing, yes. I'll take a look on Monday.
Nov 23 2018
@Krinkle I assume "next week" will be true on Monday, when this is distributed, and not today, i.e. the same week as when it's sent out?