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Recent Activity

Yesterday

MGChecker added a comment to T187865: Don't allow revdel/suppression on Special:Log/abusefilterprivatedetails.

Wouldn't it be useful to allow specifying values for this global in extension.json directly?

Mon, Jul 16, 6:42 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Revision-deletion, MediaWiki-Logging, AbuseFilter

Sun, Jul 15

MGChecker added a comment to T199561: Update extensions to support GlobalPreferences APIs.

Wouldn't it be much easier to provide an universal way to read effective preferences? It seems useful to allow extensions to modify the way preferences are read. possibly by injecting another method of reading them out of the database.

Sun, Jul 15, 3:00 PM · Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences

Thu, Jul 5

MGChecker added a comment to T54165: Links to talk pages in mobile view for all anonymous users.

But please make clear that a talk page isn't a online comment section…

Thu, Jul 5, 7:23 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), Easy, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WMF-deploy-2015-06-16_(1.26wmf10), MobileFrontend, User-notice, Notice

Fri, Jun 22

MGChecker added a comment to T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes.

@Legoktm Will you have time to review this patch soon?

Fri, Jun 22, 11:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Codesniffer

Jun 13 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T196721: Make non-responsive Monobook the default for German-language Wikipedia.

Furthermore, I don't think FzW is a sufficient platform for a community consencus to topics like that, as this really affects many users and isn't just a little technical detail. Furthermore, the whole discussion seems quite biased to me.

Jun 13 2018, 10:33 PM · MonoBook
MGChecker added a comment to T44246: After switching patrolling off, impossible to effectively hide patrol log entries in Special:Log.

Shouldn't this be resolved?

Jun 13 2018, 10:06 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-31 (1.31.0-wmf.6)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Logging

Jun 10 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T108557: Review and deploy UrlShortener extension to Wikimedia wikis.

Just to point this out, https://dewp.org is owned by the German Wikimedia chapter (WMDE), so there shouldn't be any security problems with this one.

Jun 10 2018, 2:12 PM · Availability (MediaWiki-MultiDC), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Jun 4 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T165945: Timeless: Re-evaluate width cutoffs.

1600px seems a bit much as breakpoint for the right sidebar. (Personally, I'm kind of fond of the idea to maybe move parts of article content there in the long term, for example infoboxes, references or images maybe.) Is it possible to try the proposed settings somehow?

Jun 4 2018, 8:29 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-06-26 (1.32.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Timeless
MGChecker removed a project from T196400: Deploy new page creation log: Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown.
Jun 4 2018, 8:23 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), MediaWiki-Logging, Patch-For-Review
MGChecker added projects to T196400: Deploy new page creation log: Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Logging.
Jun 4 2018, 8:22 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), MediaWiki-Logging, Patch-For-Review
MGChecker added a comment to T12331: Introduce page creation log.

I would really like this addition with its own log action.

Jun 4 2018, 8:21 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-06-05 (1.32.0-wmf.7)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Logging, User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing, TechCom-RFC, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jun 3 2018

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

Are there any plans to activate page creation logs on wmf servers? I would really appreciate it.

Jun 3 2018, 11:14 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-06-05 (1.32.0-wmf.7)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Logging, User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing, TechCom-RFC, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jun 2 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes.

Am I allowed to change the name from wgPrefix to allowedPrefix? This would be a breaking change, but seems appropiate to me.

Jun 2 2018, 3:23 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Codesniffer

May 31 2018

MGChecker triaged T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes as Normal priority.

Should I catch the case that someone explicitly set an empty array for the new setting? How would I do that?

May 31 2018, 9:04 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Codesniffer
MGChecker moved T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes from Accepted rule changes to In progress on the MediaWiki-Codesniffer board.
May 31 2018, 8:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Codesniffer

May 22 2018

MGChecker claimed T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes.

I can work on this (and will do it at some point), however it might take some weeks. If someone else wants to do it, please do!

May 22 2018, 9:21 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Codesniffer
MGChecker added a comment to T174884: Convert DeleteOwn to use extension registration.

The patch is actually done, but there are three different issues handled by it.

  1. I put the methods into a class so they could be autoloaded by extension.json.
  2. I implemented a better and more versatile settings architecture because the old one didn't work really well with extension.json.
  3. I actually converted the whole thing to extension.json

There were some wishes to split the patch up, so I did that. At the moment, I'm awaiting review for the first one.

May 22 2018, 9:13 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-DeleteOwn

May 13 2018

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

I think that can be done analogous to the implementation of the $wgAutopromoteOnceLogInRC configuration setting.

May 13 2018, 4:11 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-06-05 (1.32.0-wmf.7)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Logging, User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing, TechCom-RFC, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MGChecker added a comment to T193330: What to do with the Angry Cat.

Looks like a nice easter egg to me. (What makes it even funnier for me: The contrast is that low that I'm unable to see it unless I look at my screen at an angle.

May 13 2018, 2:33 PM · Timeless

May 8 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T194213: Disable autopatrol subtype in Special:Log.

This needs to be backported into MW 1.31 after being merged, as the removal of autopatrol log entries happened before the branch point (assuming autopatrol entries are cleared during the update?)

May 8 2018, 9:33 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic, MediaWiki-Patrolling, User-Ladsgroup, MediaWiki-Logging
MGChecker added a comment to T184485: Stop logging autopatrol actions.

I think this subtype should be deactivated to prevent this query to be run. It is of no use at all now.

May 8 2018, 9:01 PM · User-Ladsgroup, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-29 (1.32.0-wmf.6)), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic-Tech-Debt, Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic, User-notice, TechCom-RFC (TechCom-Approved), User-ArielGlenn, MediaWiki-Patrolling, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Logging

Apr 30 2018

MGChecker lowered the priority of T32039: ParserFunctions + Variables: tighter integration. from Low to Lowest.
Apr 30 2018, 6:21 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-extensions-ParserFunctions
MGChecker added a comment to T32039: ParserFunctions + Variables: tighter integration..

Oh, even six years later I want to note that Variables can double parsing speed.

Apr 30 2018, 6:21 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-extensions-ParserFunctions

Apr 29 2018

MGChecker triaged T193036: Improve test coverage as High priority.
Apr 29 2018, 12:49 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 27 2018

MGChecker removed a project from T191574: Wrong #var and #varexists values due to template caching: Patch-For-Review.
Apr 27 2018, 2:01 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 26 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T193049: Make MGChecker maintainer of Extension:LanguageTag & InteractiveBlockMessage.

First patch has still issues, if you look for Umherirrenders comment.

Apr 26 2018, 10:24 PM · Repository-Ownership-Requests

Apr 25 2018

MGChecker closed T191574: Wrong #var and #varexists values due to template caching as Resolved.
Apr 25 2018, 3:38 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker created T193036: Improve test coverage.
Apr 25 2018, 3:31 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 21 2018

MGChecker renamed T191574: Wrong #var and #varexists values due to template caching from Wrong #var values due to template caching to Wrong #var and #varexists values due to template caching.
Apr 21 2018, 7:14 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker added a member for MediaWiki-extensions-Variables: Danwe.
Apr 21 2018, 7:13 PM
MGChecker created T192720: Create short-hand function for {{#var:x|{{#vardefineecho:x| arg }}}}.
Apr 21 2018, 7:13 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 19 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T172165: Require either PHP 7.0+ or HHVM in MW 1.31.

Is there a date set when to do this? I assumed HHVM compatibility would cover our needs.

Apr 19 2018, 11:49 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-29 (1.32.0-wmf.6)), MW-1.31-release-notes, MW-1.31-release, TechCom-RFC (TechCom-Approved), MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
MGChecker added a comment to T172165: Require either PHP 7.0+ or HHVM in MW 1.31.

What exactly is blocking master to require PHP 7, if even 1.31 is already requiring it?

Apr 19 2018, 11:34 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-29 (1.32.0-wmf.6)), MW-1.31-release-notes, MW-1.31-release, TechCom-RFC (TechCom-Approved), MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Apr 15 2018

MGChecker changed the status of T192234: Remove ParserTestFiles key form extension.json when bumping required MW version to 1.30 from Open to Stalled.
Apr 15 2018, 4:20 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker created T192234: Remove ParserTestFiles key form extension.json when bumping required MW version to 1.30.
Apr 15 2018, 4:20 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 11 2018

MGChecker awarded T181452: Add sortability to tables with "sortable" class a Love token.
Apr 11 2018, 10:16 PM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog
MGChecker added a project to T181441: nbsp aren't rendered in Android app: Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog.

I just retested it, the behavior hasn't been fixed at all. This isn't happening on normal view, so it's definitely an Android app issue.

Apr 11 2018, 10:15 PM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Android-app-Bugs

Apr 9 2018

MGChecker triaged T191811: Add MediaWiki Codesniffer to Variables extension as Normal priority.
Apr 9 2018, 4:27 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker added a parent task for T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes: T191811: Add MediaWiki Codesniffer to Variables extension.
Apr 9 2018, 4:27 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Codesniffer
MGChecker added a subtask for T191811: Add MediaWiki Codesniffer to Variables extension: T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes.
Apr 9 2018, 4:27 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker created T191812: Allow configuring MediaWiki.NamingConventions.ValidGlobalName.wgPrefix to allow additional prefixes.
Apr 9 2018, 4:26 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Codesniffer
MGChecker created T191811: Add MediaWiki Codesniffer to Variables extension.
Apr 9 2018, 4:26 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 8 2018

MGChecker triaged T191732: Convert GeoGebra to use extension registration as Normal priority.
Apr 8 2018, 5:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other
MGChecker added a watcher for MediaWiki-extensions-Variables: MGChecker.
Apr 8 2018, 4:55 PM
MGChecker created T191729: Add a special page to keep track of variables.
Apr 8 2018, 4:55 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker raised the priority of T191721: Convert Widgets to use extension registration from Normal to Needs Triage.
Apr 8 2018, 12:51 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Widgets
MGChecker triaged T191721: Convert Widgets to use extension registration as Normal priority.
Apr 8 2018, 12:47 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Widgets
MGChecker added a comment to T186626: Call to undefined method Article::onArticleCreate() in Duplicator extension.

The method in question was removed in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/386639/ after it has been deprecated since 1.24. Just replace it with WikiPage::onArticleCreate().

Apr 8 2018, 12:27 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other
MGChecker added a comment to T185664: FlaggedRevs: code stewardship review.

@stjn almost everything we do creates 'massive outrage'. It's important however that options are simply explored, even if they may seem undesirable or possibly even unrealistic.

And by commenting I am trying to say that this is not an option worth exploring. Undeploying without anything else instead is as viable of an option like undeploying AbuseFilter is (albeit it, too, has problems with extension support).

Apr 8 2018, 11:47 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, Code-Stewardship-Reviews

Apr 7 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T128351: RfC: Notifications in core.

Are there any plans to move forward with this?

Apr 7 2018, 4:51 PM · Librarization, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications, TechCom-RFC

Apr 6 2018

MGChecker added a project to T33834: Add an option to disable template caching: Cite.

Note that this task wasn't fixed as proposed in the task description, but by adding a option in the parser to mark tags that are problematic in this way.

Apr 6 2018, 11:56 AM · Cite, MediaWiki-Templates
MGChecker added a project to T191599: Remove Thanks for autopromote log: MediaWiki-Logging.
Apr 6 2018, 11:14 AM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-User-management, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks
MGChecker added a subtask for T60485: [Epic] Allow thanks of log entry: T191599: Remove Thanks for autopromote log.
Apr 6 2018, 9:15 AM · Patch-For-Review, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks
MGChecker added a parent task for T191599: Remove Thanks for autopromote log: T60485: [Epic] Allow thanks of log entry.
Apr 6 2018, 9:15 AM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-User-management, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks
MGChecker removed a project from T191599: Remove Thanks for autopromote log: MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs.
Apr 6 2018, 9:13 AM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-User-management, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks

Apr 5 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T2674: Allow users to be blocked from editing a specific article or all articles inside a namespace.

Why shouldn't you block IP ranges like that? It's happening all the time that given IPs troll at one specific page…

Apr 5 2018, 10:52 PM · TechCom, MediaWiki-User-management, Anti-Harassment, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-extension-requests
MGChecker triaged T191575: Save #var_final values in page_props as Low priority.
Apr 5 2018, 10:33 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker triaged T191574: Wrong #var and #varexists values due to template caching as High priority.
Apr 5 2018, 10:33 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker edited projects for T185595: Assign additional owner to the Variables extension, added: MediaWiki-extensions-Variables; removed MediaWiki-extensions-Other.
Apr 5 2018, 10:32 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, Repository-Ownership-Requests
MGChecker created T191575: Save #var_final values in page_props.
Apr 5 2018, 10:30 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker added a comment to T191574: Wrong #var and #varexists values due to template caching.

To maintain backwards compatibility, it should be possible to turn off the new behavior, although it should be expected.

Apr 5 2018, 10:24 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker created T191574: Wrong #var and #varexists values due to template caching.
Apr 5 2018, 10:22 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker added a project to T32039: ParserFunctions + Variables: tighter integration.: MediaWiki-extensions-Variables.
Apr 5 2018, 10:13 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-extensions-ParserFunctions
MGChecker renamed MediaWiki-extensions-Variables from mediawiki-extensions-Variables to MediaWiki-extensions-Variables.
Apr 5 2018, 10:12 PM
MGChecker edited projects for T173625: Convert Variables to use extension registration, added: MediaWiki-extensions-Variables; removed MediaWiki-extensions-Other.
Apr 5 2018, 10:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Configuration

Mar 30 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T190889: Add regex functionality to User Agent + IP blocks.

As user agent based blocking is only allowed in combination with ip r(ange) blocking, the collateral damage shouldn't be really large.

Mar 30 2018, 10:02 PM · Anti-Harassment, MediaWiki-User-management
MGChecker added a comment to T190762: Announce to wikis before releasing DateTime selector on Special:Block.

I propose the pages associated with Q4580256 for a mass message or something like that.

Mar 30 2018, 9:53 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 21/22), User-notice

Mar 14 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T188160: Investigation: Block by combination of hashed identifiable information (e.g. user agent, screen resolution, etc.) in addition to IP range. .

If you just change one of these many parameters, the block isn't triggered anymore as the resulting hash is different. The more different parameters we're hashing, the easiert it gets to find some to easily change to do this.

Mar 14 2018, 7:24 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 16)
MGChecker added a comment to T188160: Investigation: Block by combination of hashed identifiable information (e.g. user agent, screen resolution, etc.) in addition to IP range. .

Ideally we will use enough parameters to create very unique fingerprints making it harder to "brute force" the hash

Mar 14 2018, 7:10 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 16)
MGChecker added a comment to T189594: Create maintenance script to remove autopatrol actions from logging table.

including all patrol actions prior to April 2016

I don't think this is the right approach for removal of autopatrols out of the logging table. Autopatrols before April 2016 are distinguishable, even if not by log_action, and by doing this we would lose a lot of actual data in contrast to removing only autopattrol actions.

Mar 14 2018, 6:50 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-03 (1.31.0-wmf.28)), User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic, MediaWiki-Patrolling, MediaWiki-Logging
MGChecker awarded T189594: Create maintenance script to remove autopatrol actions from logging table a Dislike token.
Mar 14 2018, 6:48 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-03 (1.31.0-wmf.28)), User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic, MediaWiki-Patrolling, MediaWiki-Logging

Mar 11 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T165535: Block notices on mobile web for logged-in users provide insufficient information about the block.
  • If the block reason is a template, it should display as a link. On tap it should display the parsed template.

I think this might be problematic because transcluding changes the apperance of many templates especially if additional parameters have been specified.

Mar 11 2018, 2:59 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Readers-Web-Kanbanana-Board, Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 20), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, MinervaNeue, Accessibility

Mar 9 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T32024: Allow customizing blocks and its settings for each abuse filter.

@Huji: Thank you very much!

Mar 9 2018, 11:35 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-13 (1.31.0-wmf.25)), User-notice, WorkType-NewFunctionality, AbuseFilter

Mar 7 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T188960: Figure out which bots mention users in summaries, how often, and decide how 'Edit summary pings' should handle bots.

Just a( (late) idea: Maybe we could just suppress summary notifications on minor edits? This would be similar to how nominornewtalk works.

Is it the case that people would not like to ping other people for minor edits they've made? This seems like two mutually exclusive things and I'd not favor adding a dependency unless we're absolutely sure.

Mar 7 2018, 10:55 PM · User-Niharika, Community-Tech
MGChecker awarded T119908: [RfC]: Migrate code review / management from Gerrit to Phabricator a Heartbreak token.
Mar 7 2018, 10:22 PM · TechCom-RFC, Developer-Advocacy, releng-201516-q3, Gerrit, Gerrit-Migration, Phabricator, Release-Engineering-Team
MGChecker added a comment to T6714: Epic: Increasing the length of the edit summary.

I agree with @stjn. This change has nothing to do with the community wishlist proposal (which isn't consensus anyway). Non-latin languages have their problems solved already if we move to 255 characters instead of bytes.

Mar 7 2018, 10:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, Contributors-Team, Epic, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Tracking, MediaWiki-Page-editing
MGChecker added a comment to T188960: Figure out which bots mention users in summaries, how often, and decide how 'Edit summary pings' should handle bots.

Just a( (late) idea: Maybe we could just suppress summary notifications on minor edits? This would be similar to how nominornewtalk works.

Mar 7 2018, 9:29 PM · User-Niharika, Community-Tech
MGChecker renamed T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis from Decreasing length of the edit summary (until UI issues are resolved) to Decreasing length of the edit summary.
Mar 7 2018, 9:26 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing
MGChecker added a comment to T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis.

This reduction would be a helpful partial fix in any case.

Mar 7 2018, 9:22 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Mar 4 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis a The World Burns token.
Mar 4 2018, 3:25 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Mar 3 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T6715: Allow comments longer than 255 bytes.

Of course my concern isn't the backend possibility to store longer comments, but that it's possible right now to actually enter any text up to 1000 bytes at the ui.

Mar 3 2018, 6:19 PM · Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, User-notice, Schema-change, MediaWiki-Database
Perhelion awarded T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Mar 3 2018, 1:06 AM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing
MGChecker added a comment to T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis.

On the one hand, this isn't an enwiki issue, on the other hand, in my opinion there isn't any need to community discussion reverting problematic changes, this can be done afterwards. If there's a problem, just rest it to the status quo and deal with it afterwards.

Mar 3 2018, 12:00 AM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Mar 2 2018

Morten_Haan awarded T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis a Dislike token.
Mar 2 2018, 11:52 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing
MGChecker awarded T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis a The World Burns token.
Mar 2 2018, 11:50 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing
MGChecker triaged T188798: Change the limit of the edit summary to 500 characters on all Wikimedia wikis as Unbreak Now! priority.
Mar 2 2018, 11:50 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-editing
MGChecker added a comment to T188524: Add tip in Special:Preferences explaining GlobalPreferences.

Just use MediaWiki system messages for these things, as we always do it this way.

Mar 2 2018, 11:38 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences
MGChecker added a comment to T6715: Allow comments longer than 255 bytes.

While there's still some backend cleanup work needed (see T166733), comments longer than 255 bytes are now allowed.

Mar 2 2018, 11:33 PM · Hindi-Sites, Malayalam-Sites, User-notice, Schema-change, MediaWiki-Database
MGChecker added a comment to T6714: Epic: Increasing the length of the edit summary.

In my opinion, this needs to be reverted as soon as possible, as there is no frontend adjustement for this change whatsoever.

Mar 2 2018, 11:31 PM · Patch-For-Review, Contributors-Team, Epic, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Tracking, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Feb 28 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T188425: Investigate implementing T184485 (Disable autopatrol logging).

Nevertheless, this task can't be done until T184791 is done.

Feb 28 2018, 6:50 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata, Wikidata-Sprint-2018-02-28, MediaWiki-Patrolling, MediaWiki-Logging
MGChecker moved T188382: Incorrect indentation of Global Preferences in Timeless skin from Backlog to Compatibility on the Timeless board.
Feb 28 2018, 6:07 PM · Timeless, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences

Feb 26 2018

MGChecker added a watcher for MediaWiki-extensions-Drafts: MGChecker.
Feb 26 2018, 8:24 PM
MGChecker removed a watcher for Anti-Harassment: MGChecker.
Feb 26 2018, 8:23 PM
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T139810: RFC: Overhaul the CheckUser extension.
Feb 26 2018, 8:17 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Goal, Epic, Anti-Harassment, User-notice, WMF-Legal, Trust-and-Safety, Stewards-and-global-tools, CheckUser
MGChecker added a project to T181172: Internationalize the Timeline: InteractionTimeline.
Feb 26 2018, 8:12 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 16), InteractionTimeline, I18n
MGChecker added a project to T187371: Communication plan for Interaction Timeline: InteractionTimeline.
Feb 26 2018, 8:08 PM · Anti-Harassment, InteractionTimeline
MGChecker added a comment to T32750: [Epic] Ping/notify user when username used in an edit summary.

While I'm certain we won't start evaluating templates in edit summaries just to do this, pipes should definitely be supported. I stated this before at T186655#3954502, getting universal acclaim (including you, @TBolliger ?). However, I'm unsure if this is already incorporated in the merged patch. @Catrope @MaxSem: Is it?

Feb 26 2018, 6:18 PM · User-notice, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Epic, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Feb 25 2018

MGChecker added a comment to T188200: Allow signatures to be global.

This can't be done easily as custom signatures contain text in nearly all cases. This text would need to be localized.

Feb 25 2018, 1:28 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences

Feb 23 2018

MGChecker added a project to T5525: Cross-wiki watchlists: Community-Tech.
Feb 23 2018, 11:51 PM · MediaWiki-CrossWikiWatchlist, Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-Watchlist, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Contributors-Team, Design, Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

Feb 20 2018

MGChecker awarded T187749: Make it possible to use code from an external repository for editor-controlled Javascript/CSS a Love token.
Feb 20 2018, 12:51 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2018, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extension-requests, User-Tgr, Security-General, JavaScript, Gadgets