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Yesterday

MGChecker added a comment to T103675: Android app fails to render formulas.

Most of the cases are resolved, but curiously enough the formulas in the first section of https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro%C3%9Fer_Fermatscher_Satz the error is still happening for me.

Thu, Jan 18, 9:24 PM · Patch-For-Review, Android-app-Bugs, WorkType-Maintenance, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Wed, Jan 17

MGChecker reopened T176511: Build a tool/system that makes it easier to show Phabricator updates on wiki pages as "Open".

I don't see how the idea of this ticket is directly linked to the AHT, as it's a general improval of the integration of Phabricator into MediaWiki, increasing usability and transparency for many users.

Wed, Jan 17, 8:24 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests

Tue, Jan 9

MGChecker added a comment to T12331: Introduce page creation log.

In my opinion, it should be possible to look at the logs (i.e., Special:Log/Page_title) of a wiki page in MediaWiki and see a chronology of "major" actions taken to the page. For a standard page, this would include page creation, page renaming, page protections, and page patrolling. For certain pages, this would also include page deletion. We're already doing most of this logging, we're just not including page creation in the logs, somewhat inexplicably. I think we should address this omission in this task.

Tue, Jan 9, 7:46 PM · User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing, TechCom-RFC, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Sun, Dec 24

MGChecker added a comment to T12331: Introduce page creation log.

Even though the log won't be complete and won't solve the "show all pages created by this user ever" issue, (…)

Sun, Dec 24, 12:49 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing, TechCom-RFC, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MGChecker added a comment to T171563: Only allow MediaWiki, Gadget, and User namespace pages to be treated as JS or CSS (no project namespace, etc.).

I don't think there's need to treat css pages the same way, as you can't inject complex scripts with stylesheets. What do you want to do about them?

Sun, Dec 24, 12:45 AM · Security-Team, MediaWiki-Page-protection, Security-General, JavaScript

Dec 18 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T5234: Extend edit-user-talk notification to include edits to subpages of a user's talk page.

These kind of maintenance tasks is the reason the nominornewtalk permission was implemented, I think?

Dec 18 2017, 9:34 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017-Newcomer-Contribution, Notifications

Dec 9 2017

MGChecker awarded T182480: Create a Phabricator project for Interaction Timeline a Love token.
Dec 9 2017, 7:28 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 12), Project-Admins
MGChecker added a comment to T182388: Ditch most of the colors in Timeless.

I really appreciate the multi-color top line in widescreen view, as it's dividing the three columns timeless has in a really natural way. However, if your screen is smaller, it doesn't look this well indeed.

Dec 9 2017, 4:07 PM · Timeless
MGChecker added a watcher for Reading List Service: MGChecker.
Dec 9 2017, 12:06 AM

Dec 1 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there.

Sorry, I missed that line.

Dec 1 2017, 11:28 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review
MGChecker added a comment to T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there.

If a user has never edited or triggered a logged action AND they did not create their account on that wiki, they should not be able receive Special:EmailUser emails sent from that wiki.

Is this not how the feature is programmed to work?

Dec 1 2017, 10:59 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review

Nov 29 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T181441: nbsp aren't rendered in Android app.

I orchestrated an example that should show the issue on every device: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:MGChecker/Percent . In the App, the Spaces between the 20 and the % are breaking, on the actual site they aren't.

Nov 29 2017, 9:45 PM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Nov 28 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T158012: Design review of the Timeless skin.

One quick design question where I'm unsure if it's worth it opening up a seperate task for: Is there a specific reason why the main content window stops getting wider at 100 em? It creates useless whitespace that could be used more effectively.

Nov 28 2017, 10:25 PM · Design, Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T181441: nbsp aren't rendered in Android app.

Because MediaWiki automatically places a non-breaking space before a percentage sign

Since when? :D Are you sure?

Nov 28 2017, 9:58 PM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
MGChecker added a comment to T181323: Content pushed down by a large amount in Timeless.

I'd really support an approach like this.

Nov 28 2017, 8:22 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Timeless, Regression

Nov 27 2017

MGChecker created T181452: Add sortability to tables with "sortable" class.
Nov 27 2017, 11:10 PM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Android-app-Bugs
MGChecker added a comment to T181275: Watchlist items are narrow and hard to read on mobile devices.

To be honest, I like even this better than the alternative MobileWatchlist is providing. Compared to a collapsible watchlist, it has a incredibly low information density and isn't usable by users with more than a few items on their watchlists at all.

Nov 27 2017, 11:06 PM · Mobile, Timeless
MGChecker renamed T181441: nbsp aren't rendered in Android app from nbsp aren to nbsp aren't rendered in Android app.
Nov 27 2017, 9:53 PM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
MGChecker created T181441: nbsp aren't rendered in Android app.
Nov 27 2017, 9:50 PM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Nov 22 2017

MGChecker awarded T175509: CodeMirror loses changes on browser history moves a Like token.
Nov 22 2017, 9:06 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror
MGChecker added a comment to T181142: Timeless notifications are already grey.

Is this a duplicate of T160653?

Nov 22 2017, 8:54 PM · CSS, Notifications, Timeless, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Nov 21 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T87875: Convert all Wikimedia-deployed extensions and skins to use extension registration.

FR is currently blocked/not being deployed to more wikis because of security bugs afaik, so maybe we should not bother with the conversion.

Nov 21 2017, 6:51 PM · Goal, MediaWiki-Configuration

Nov 16 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T180697: Surface the impact of the initial successful edits.

How would you extract the pageview information? It isn't stored by MediaWiki itself and it really doesn't seem like a good idea to depend on external services for actual extension functionality.

Nov 16 2017, 7:08 PM · New-Editor-Experiences, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Notifications
MGChecker added a comment to T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there.

As stewards are a global group (too), it will be no problem to assign it to them for all wikis.

Nov 16 2017, 7:06 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review

Nov 12 2017

MGChecker merged T180300: Categories that doesn't exist are in blue too into T175713: Timeless red categories appear as blue links.
Nov 12 2017, 12:33 PM · MediaWiki-Categories, Timeless
MGChecker merged task T180300: Categories that doesn't exist are in blue too into T175713: Timeless red categories appear as blue links.
Nov 12 2017, 12:33 PM · Timeless

Nov 8 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T175709: Which tags in MediaWiki should be styled as monospace?.

interpreted by

so MediaWiki itself rewrites tt (or some tag "mono") into a span?

Nov 8 2017, 9:13 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Interface, User-Jdlrobson, Front-end-Standards-Group, Patch-For-Review, Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T175709: Which tags in MediaWiki should be styled as monospace?.

@MGChecker When we'd continue to support it, there is a maintenance burden and even more important, volunteers who are not as technically experienced, see it elsewhere working and copy and paste it introducing more deprecated markup for other volunteers to remove. <nowiki> is a MediaWiki specific extension, while <tt> is a deprecated HTML element stated not to used in HTML5 standard published October 2014.

Nov 8 2017, 4:27 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Interface, User-Jdlrobson, Front-end-Standards-Group, Patch-For-Review, Timeless

Nov 7 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T175709: Which tags in MediaWiki should be styled as monospace?.

@MGChecker Wrong fixation by contributors doesn't make styling a deprecated tag and sending code down the wire to all our users any more rightful IMHO. We have both, https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:Linter/obsolete-tag and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_131#Time_to_knock_out_obsolete_HTML_tags with clear recommendations.

Nov 7 2017, 10:47 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Interface, User-Jdlrobson, Front-end-Standards-Group, Patch-For-Review, Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T103675: Android app fails to render formulas.

I just noticed this problem only occurs if file loading is disabled. Maybe this is expected (I'm unsure, you didn't adress this until now), but nevertheless i think it shouldn't behave that way: In opposite to pictures formula are a key element of the article they're embedded in, and are quite light-weight. I don't think disabling pictures should make our article unreadable for most users.

Nov 7 2017, 10:41 PM · Patch-For-Review, Android-app-Bugs, WorkType-Maintenance, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
MGChecker added a comment to T103675: Android app fails to render formulas.
Nov 7 2017, 8:17 PM · Patch-For-Review, Android-app-Bugs, WorkType-Maintenance, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
MGChecker added a comment to T103675: Android app fails to render formulas.

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Device with Android 7.0 installed. This isn't any kind of new issue for me, but has been this way as long as I can remember.

Nov 7 2017, 8:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, Android-app-Bugs, WorkType-Maintenance, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
MGChecker changed the visibility for F10665711: Unrendered formulas.
Nov 7 2017, 8:15 PM

Nov 6 2017

MGChecker reopened T103675: Android app fails to render formulas as "Open".

I still have never seen a properly rendered formula to this day, I still just get the markup to render them. An example of this is the article about Keplers's laws of planetary motion at enwiki. I'm really looking forward to this issue being fixed, as it greatly reduces the usability of the app.

Nov 6 2017, 10:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, Android-app-Bugs, WorkType-Maintenance, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog

Nov 3 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T138165: Allow users to restrict which user groups that can send them direct emails via Special:EmailUser.

How would the autoconfirmed restriction be managed internally? In my opinion, it should be a new user right (sendemail-restricted maybe).

Nov 3 2017, 9:06 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-02 (1.31.0-wmf.15)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Mail, MediaWiki-Email

Nov 1 2017

MGChecker renamed T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there from If a user has never edited or triggered a logged action on a wiki where they did not create their account, they should not be able receive emails sent from that wiki, except from a few usergroups to If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there.
Nov 1 2017, 8:15 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review
MGChecker added a comment to T175709: Which tags in MediaWiki should be styled as monospace?.

@Sunpriat2 We're talking about an element that has been removed from current HTML standard and is outspokenly marked as “do not use and replace it by code or span. By supporting it by styling it we would just mislead contributors into thinking it's a good idea to use this non-standard element further.
Instead contributors should replace those tags with ones, that are supported.
Special:LintErrors and Extension:Linter points out tt as issue and it gets actively replaced currently.

Nov 1 2017, 7:35 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Interface, User-Jdlrobson, Front-end-Standards-Group, Patch-For-Review, Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there.

I propose to rename that to "If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there." The title is getting out of hand ^^

Nov 1 2017, 7:30 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review

Oct 31 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there.

If a user has never edited AND they did not create their account on that wiki, they should not be able receive Special:EmailUser emails sent from that wiki.

Oct 31 2017, 11:22 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review
MGChecker added a comment to T177985: Make decision about Email Group Prohibit.

Quick update: after some discussion on Meta, we have decided that for the "0 edits" group we will allow users in the groups bureaucrat, steward, wmf-supportsafety, and global-renamer to still have the ability to send email to these users. Emails are logged in CheckUser and users in these groups are limited (and trusted) so the risk is extremely low for abuse. — Trevor Bolliger, WMF Product Manager (t) 21:22, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Oct 31 2017, 12:01 AM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 8)

Oct 30 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there.

Wouldn't it be a better idea to include all logged actions than to just evaluate edits?

Oct 30 2017, 11:50 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review
MGChecker awarded T178842: If a user has never triggered a logged action on a wiki, they should not be able receive emails by non-privileged users from there a Like token.
Oct 30 2017, 11:49 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-12 (1.31.0-wmf.12)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review

Oct 22 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T178747: 2017 tags aren't used by software anymore..

Opps, I was really sure these tags were used by the software. Sorry I didn't check the logs further.

Oct 22 2017, 1:31 PM · MediaWiki-Change-tagging, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

Oct 21 2017

MGChecker added a project to T178747: 2017 tags aren't used by software anymore.: MediaWiki-Change-tagging.
Oct 21 2017, 10:04 PM · MediaWiki-Change-tagging, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
MGChecker created T178747: 2017 tags aren't used by software anymore..
Oct 21 2017, 10:04 PM · MediaWiki-Change-tagging, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

Oct 20 2017

MGChecker added a project to T153315: Pasting annotated wikitext results in double encoding and therefore <nowiki>s: Regression.

In my opinion, it's more important that you're able to paste wikitext than literaly anything else you could come up with.

Oct 20 2017, 11:26 PM · Regression, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

Oct 15 2017

MGChecker awarded T71607: Split 'protect' right in two distinct permissions (instead of using '$wgCascadingRestrictionLevels') a Love token.
Oct 15 2017, 2:28 PM · MediaWiki-Page-protection
MGChecker added a comment to T71607: Split 'protect' right in two distinct permissions (instead of using '$wgCascadingRestrictionLevels').

The idea of the wontfix argument is that it's technically possible to protect any pages by editing cascade protected ones. However, while this might be theoretically true, I think there's some distinction in practice:

  1. If I have an cascade protected main page, in practice I won't use this to protect anything that isn't on the main page – it would be disruptive. It's something else than doing individual protection decision.
  2. You can finally combine protection levels and cascade protection in a useful way (as someone who can protect pages usually also can edit all protected pages.) This way, you could imagine a main page cascade protected to be editable just by a trusted user group (with its own protection level), while most other cascade protected pages stay on sysop level.
Oct 15 2017, 2:28 PM · MediaWiki-Page-protection

Oct 13 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T16950: Support global preferences.

Off-topic: Why does enwiki even hide this setting? It does no harm afaik, but is really useful if you to some maintenance task for a while.

Oct 13 2017, 2:33 PM · Wikimedia-Developer-Summit (2017), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, MediaWiki-extension-requests, Epic

Oct 12 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T178010: missing character equivalencies: ÈÉÊẼÌÍÏÓÒÔÕ∅Q̃ÚŰÜŨ.

Note that in the proposal € is normalized to E, not to G. However, I agree that pi shoudln't be normalized to r, this equivalence would be kind of random. If anything, pi resembles an n, but I'm not even sure that this is needed.

Oct 12 2017, 6:35 PM · Equivset, Anti-Harassment, Security, AntiSpoof

Oct 11 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T177780: Build a proper system to allow local wikis to control 'Thanks' spam.

I think the existent RateLimit Mechanism is enough to deal with this situation. Nevertheless, an extension to allow sysops to set RateLimits dynamically would be really interesting for Non-WMF-Wiki, perhaps something for MediaWiki-Stakeholders-Group .

Oct 11 2017, 7:01 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, AbuseFilter, Thanks, Anti-Harassment

Oct 4 2017

MGChecker added a project to T177156: Pagelinks aren't updated on move: MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown.
Oct 4 2017, 8:02 PM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MGChecker added a watcher for MW-1.30-release: MGChecker.
Oct 4 2017, 7:02 PM

Oct 1 2017

MGChecker updated subscribers of T16711: Implement a namespace filter for the logging table.

@Cenarium @Jackmcbarn Is there any progress on this? I think this is an incredibly useful feature and it would be a pity if it's nearly done, but never completed.

Oct 1 2017, 6:16 PM · MediaWiki-Logging, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MGChecker updated the task description for T177156: Pagelinks aren't updated on move.
Oct 1 2017, 12:41 AM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MGChecker updated the task description for T177156: Pagelinks aren't updated on move.
Oct 1 2017, 12:21 AM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Sep 30 2017

MGChecker created T177156: Pagelinks aren't updated on move.
Sep 30 2017, 9:51 PM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Sep 29 2017

MGChecker awarded T175932: Add a "watchlist" icon next to the Echo ones a Like token.
Sep 29 2017, 9:54 PM · Timeless

Sep 27 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T173898: Add direct access to some personal bar items in Timeless.

I don't think that way. If an aesthetic change contradiscts the whole idea of the skin, it shouldn't be done, even if there's some functionality increase. (But as always, it's dependent of the proportion of usability increase and aesthetic decrease.)

Sep 27 2017, 10:07 PM · Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

I don't really understand this argumentation. The worst thingg that can happen is that the skin doesn't work completely on an wiki and someone will fix it within a timespan of some weeks. As it is just an optional feature I don't see any problem there. It isn't like there would be any guarantee that this skin works perfectly.

Sep 27 2017, 10:05 PM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless

Sep 26 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T173898: Add direct access to some personal bar items in Timeless.

It's kind of the whole idea, that content, and so the search bar, is at the center instead of many user tools. Shrinking the search bar would undermine that (and probably look really ugly).

Sep 26 2017, 9:53 PM · Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T138165: Allow users to restrict which user groups that can send them direct emails via Special:EmailUser.

On the one hand, it's a simple approach conceptwise and codewise, on the other hand, it reduces the feature flexibility. To get autoconfirmed isn't that difficult, and many wikis have groups kind of representing trusted users.

Sep 26 2017, 9:50 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-02 (1.31.0-wmf.15)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Mail, MediaWiki-Email

Sep 20 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T175743: Make LoginNotify features be global only.

As we have global single user login it is nonsense and irritating if you are allowed to be notified about logins on some wikis, but not on other wikis. Technically, it even kind of is a security flaw.

Sep 20 2017, 11:05 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
MGChecker added a comment to T175743: Make LoginNotify features be global only.

When we get GlobalPreferences, why don't we define a preference that does only makes sense globaly als global only? I really don't understand at all what's goinf on here.

We haven't yet come across a real use case for a global-only feature.

Sep 20 2017, 8:41 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Sep 19 2017

MGChecker awarded T176270: Allow users to restrict which user groups can edit their own user page, talk page and subpages thereof a Dislike token.
Sep 19 2017, 9:52 PM · Anti-Harassment
MGChecker added a comment to T176270: Allow users to restrict which user groups can edit their own user page, talk page and subpages thereof.

I'm against this idea, as it undermines the wiki principle. Everyone should be able to reach other users on their talk page, this is a fundamental part of onwiki communication. I don't even think to "allow users to broadly prevent groups of users from interacting with them" is something we event want in a wiki!

Sep 19 2017, 9:52 PM · Anti-Harassment
Restricted Application assigned T176248: [[Wikimedia:Iabot-fpchangestatus/de]] i18n issue to Cyberpower678.
Sep 19 2017, 7:01 PM · InternetArchiveBot, I18n

Sep 18 2017

MGChecker awarded T71445: Implement a sane code-review process for MediaWiki JS/CSS pages on Wikimedia sites a Like token.
Sep 18 2017, 9:43 PM · User-Tgr, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Developer-Relations, Gadgets, Security-General, JavaScript, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MGChecker added a comment to T71445: Implement a sane code-review process for MediaWiki JS/CSS pages on Wikimedia sites.

I think relying on Git is a good idea, but I think you underestimate that by moving contributing to these files to a git, you remove it from direct access from the wiki. I think it will feel like we're taking away control form the community, even if this isn't the intention, as we in some way remove the direct editing possiblity from the wiki and make it more difficult to contribute there for normal user.

Sep 18 2017, 9:43 PM · User-Tgr, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Developer-Relations, Gadgets, Security-General, JavaScript, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Sep 17 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T175743: Make LoginNotify features be global only.

When we get GlobalPreferences, why don't we define a preference that does only makes sense globaly als global only? I really don't understand at all what's goinf on here.

Sep 17 2017, 8:06 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
MGChecker added a comment to T155155: Implement a way to view (extension) configuration options and its value on-wiki.

Still, I think such a special page should be readonly, no matter what. You shouldn't be able to change fundamental wiki settings on a special page. However, I think we agree that it's a good idea to build a read-only special page like Special:Version/Configuration and allow extensions (like Configure) to modify its behavior to add a write functionality.

Sep 17 2017, 8:00 PM · MediaWiki-Configuration

Sep 12 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

I think there is no necessity anymore to wait to deploy for the other skins. I could perpare a patch adding Timeless to the remaining wikis with status so someone can merge it soon.

Sep 12 2017, 9:19 PM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T155155: Implement a way to view (extension) configuration options and its value on-wiki.

I'm not completely sure you mean this, but I really think this shouldn't be part of Configure, but a core feature. Configure seems quite dangerous to me and i doubt it will ever be installed on major wikis.

Sep 12 2017, 9:16 PM · MediaWiki-Configuration
MGChecker added a comment to T175743: Make LoginNotify features be global only.

And now we reach a point where we get problems if we treat all Notification settings as one in global contect… You could solve this by using the proposed globalonly feature,but I don't know if it can be assigned to single notifcation points with the current approach.

Sep 12 2017, 9:13 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Sep 7 2017

MGChecker awarded T175221: Replace and split $wgAbuseFilterRestrictions responsability with more verbose variable names. a Like token.
Sep 7 2017, 6:07 PM · AbuseFilter

Sep 6 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T172585: Need support for Echo notification preferences .

Just to clarify this means that the entire HTMLCheckMatrix will have 1 checkbox for making the entire matrix global.

Sep 6 2017, 8:27 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-26 (1.31.0-wmf.1)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences
MGChecker added a comment to T174695: Find examples of WikiHounding.

Sorry, but I hope noone here tries to create new example for this xD

Sep 6 2017, 8:16 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 6)
MGChecker renamed T174695: Find examples of WikiHounding from Create examples of WikiHounding to Find examples of WikiHounding.
Sep 6 2017, 8:16 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 6)
MGChecker added a comment to T174624: Audit and set smarter defaults for wgAbuseFilterRestrictions.

@Legoktm: Well, I wasn't aware of this.

Sep 6 2017, 8:13 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter

Sep 3 2017

MGChecker claimed T160021: Update DeleteOwn for expiring user groups.
Sep 3 2017, 10:23 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-DeleteOwn
MGChecker created T174885: Make DeleteOwn settings more fleixble.
Sep 3 2017, 12:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-DeleteOwn
MGChecker added a member for MediaWiki-extensions-DeleteOwn: MGChecker.
Sep 3 2017, 12:05 PM
MGChecker added a watcher for MediaWiki-extensions-DeleteOwn: MGChecker.
Sep 3 2017, 12:05 PM
MGChecker created T174884: Convert DeleteOwn to extension registration.
Sep 3 2017, 12:04 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-DeleteOwn

Sep 2 2017

MGChecker renamed T174753: Create Help:Extension:GlobalPreferences on mw.org from Create Help:Extension:GlobalPreferences on mw.o to Create Help:Extension:GlobalPreferences on mw.org.
Sep 2 2017, 11:43 AM · Documentation, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences

Sep 1 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T174624: Audit and set smarter defaults for wgAbuseFilterRestrictions.

Currently, AbuseFilterRestrictions contains array( 'block' => true, 'degroup' => true, 'blockautopromote' => true, 'rangeblock' => true ). (These actions aren't used at enwiki at all.) However, you talk about "blocking, preventing, and warning" in the task restriction.

Sep 1 2017, 11:36 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter

Aug 31 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T174191: Generate report via logstash of pl.wikipedia thanks-notification rate limiting.

I just wanted to point it out because of

Aug 31 2017, 8:59 PM · Security, Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 4)
MGChecker added a comment to T174191: Generate report via logstash of pl.wikipedia thanks-notification rate limiting.

I think T169268#3556789 was the reason that this task was set private.

Aug 31 2017, 8:18 PM · Security, Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 4)
MGChecker added a comment to T174624: Audit and set smarter defaults for wgAbuseFilterRestrictions.

Why would you want to modify this setting that nearly noone can use this feature in a useful way anymore? If no sysop can edit a filter to prevent and warn at editing, they become quite useless.

Aug 31 2017, 8:13 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter

Aug 30 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

Wasn't it planned to deploy Timeless to the wikis with consensus some days ago?

Aug 30 2017, 9:21 PM · Developer-Relations, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless

Aug 24 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T138166: Allow users to restrict who can send them direct emails via Special:EmailUser.

The muting should still work even if the muted user changes their username. See T173475.

Now we've finally reached a level where treating this as an security bug becomes laughable…

Aug 24 2017, 7:39 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-19 (1.30.0-wmf.19)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 5), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Mail, MediaWiki-Email
MGChecker added a comment to T173898: Add direct access to some personal bar items in Timeless.

As I see it, this is the thing that most users like abbout this skin: Non-conent stuff is hidden in dropdowns. I'm not completely against this, but I don't want it to be done without some thought put into the decision.

Aug 24 2017, 7:33 PM · Timeless
MGChecker awarded T173898: Add direct access to some personal bar items in Timeless a Dislike token.
Aug 24 2017, 7:31 PM · Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T173838: Enable EchoPerUserBlacklist on all Wikimedia wikis with Echo enabled.

Don't you think this is kind of premature. Once we have it on multiple wikis, migrating to an global-only setting will become much harder.

Aug 24 2017, 7:25 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 3), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, User-notice, Support-and-Safety, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Aug 22 2017

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T53941: Merge "Recent changes" and "Watchlist" preferences tabs.
Aug 22 2017, 8:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, Easy, MediaWiki-User-preferences
MGChecker added a comment to T132000: Default header colour bar looks unnecessarily busy.

To be honest, I personally really like the RBG header.

Aug 22 2017, 7:21 PM · Timeless
MGChecker added a comment to T150419: Allow users to restrict who can send them notifications.

I don't know if you're aware of that, but I could see the title of T173475 and the title and initial description of T173854 in my email. (Note I'm a watcher of Anti-Harassment.) This shouldn't happen if they were created properly, which I can't check. (Besides, the first one is so obvious, I wouldn't hide it at all, while I remember reading about the second one in public areas of WMF infrastructures.)

Aug 22 2017, 6:31 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 3), MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q4-Apr-Jun-2017), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Notifications
MGChecker added a comment to T171624: Investigate making Mute cross-wiki.

I don't think this is a good idea, because there's a risk that the number of user setting related special pages grows exponentially once we start like this, resulting in a giant mess.

Can you elaborate on that, @MGChecker?

Aug 22 2017, 6:11 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 3), Collaboration-Team-Triage, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Support-and-Safety, Notifications

Aug 21 2017

MGChecker added a comment to T170014: Add option to block the user from editing their talk page when blocked by AbuseFilter.

Wouldn't it be possible to disallow the edits to his own talk page by another abuse filter as an interim solution?

Aug 21 2017, 6:17 PM · Patch-For-Review, AbuseFilter
MGChecker added a comment to T171624: Investigate making Mute cross-wiki.

New core special page? If it's always global, it relies on an external database. It can't be in core.

Just to clarify, this isn't strictly true. See how BotPasswords implements a global table for example, but still in core. As long as it defaults to a single-wiki setup and is configurable to be shared, it should be fine to include in core.

Fantastic! So we'll stick to a new core Special Page (and see how that goes!).

Aug 21 2017, 6:16 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 3), Collaboration-Team-Triage, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Support-and-Safety, Notifications