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Tue, Oct 15

MGChecker added a comment to T235569: Class 'Smarty' not found.

Furthermore, I do not really see how updating composer is more complicated than initializing a submodule. In the end, I consider the nuances of git submodules more troublesome than using the most common PHP dependency manager.

Tue, Oct 15, 10:35 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Widgets

Thu, Oct 10

MGChecker updated subscribers of T235160: Decide whether extensions should set a PHP version requirement in composer.json.

I implemented the php requirements for extension.json, and @Legoktm and me thought it should be used the same way @Daimona proposes: A php requirement should only be specified, if an extension requires a php version higher than the minimum supported php version for the minimum supported MW core version. I think for composer.json, we should use the same approach.

Thu, Oct 10, 6:48 PM · MediaWiki-General, PHP 7.0 support, TechCom
MGChecker added a comment to T235107: Change tags disclose non-public information about editors.

Perhaps we could simply hide tags from revision histories (as with .mw-tag-markers { display: none }), but retain the data behind-the-scenes? That'd make it semi-private

Im not a fan of this idea. If there was malicious usage of this data (an idea i find a stretch tbh) hiding it would probably mean malicious people would still find it, but normal users would be less aware and unable to make concious informed choices about their privacy. I think the most important thing is ensuring any users bothered by this are aware of it, so they can make their own informed choices whether its worth making edits with the apps that use these tags.

Thu, Oct 10, 6:40 PM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Advanced Mobile Contributions, Android-app-Bugs, iOS-app-Bugs, Mobile, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, MediaWiki-Change-tagging, Privacy

Wed, Oct 9

MGChecker added a comment to T117736: Convert Special:Contributions to OOUI.

Basically, the developers have to take into account the best practices when standardising the interface. For forms, putting labels above the fields and putting fields on separate lines provides the most readability (it is easier to read labels that way), even though it uses more vertical space. Checkboxes and radio buttons are made bigger for the benefit of mobile users and people with physical or motor disabilities, which also uses more vertical space. Our interfaces can be convoluted, but I think folks try their best to meet everyone’s needs.

Wed, Oct 9, 9:17 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q2), User-notice, MediaWiki-Special-pages, User-Jdlrobson, UI-Standardization-Kanban, UI-Standardization
MGChecker added a comment to T117736: Convert Special:Contributions to OOUI.

While I think UI-Standardization is a good thing, I do not understand why we have to show forms like this in such a imparactical fashion on desktop. When looking at my contributions today, I was quite shocked – I have seen OOUI migrations before that I considered questionable, as they usually take much more space with little gain for most use cases. But I never experienced it that extreme before – ironically on a page which is impossible to use comfortably on mobile anyway (try to click these links…)

Wed, Oct 9, 7:00 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q2), User-notice, MediaWiki-Special-pages, User-Jdlrobson, UI-Standardization-Kanban, UI-Standardization
MGChecker awarded T117736: Convert Special:Contributions to OOUI a Dislike token.
Wed, Oct 9, 6:42 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q2), User-notice, MediaWiki-Special-pages, User-Jdlrobson, UI-Standardization-Kanban, UI-Standardization

Tue, Oct 8

MGChecker added a comment to T219340: Remove wgMonthNames and wgMonthNamesShort from mw.config.

There could be many more usages in user namespace.

Tue, Oct 8, 1:16 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, patch-welcome, Performance-Team, MediaWiki-Interface, Technical-Debt (Deprecation process)

Thu, Oct 3

Pppery awarded T71607: Split 'protect' right in two distinct permissions (instead of using '$wgCascadingRestrictionLevels') a Dislike token.
Thu, Oct 3, 10:17 PM · MediaWiki-Page-protection

Mon, Sep 30

MGChecker added a watcher for Book-Referencing: MGChecker.
Mon, Sep 30, 2:56 PM

Fri, Sep 27

MGChecker added a comment to T234086: Missing detailed license info on enwiki.

Actually, there are enough extensions where there is no clear license information whatsoever, or the license information contradicts itself, so I do not think this is a good job for a bot…

Fri, Sep 27, 7:44 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.4; 2019-10-29), User-DannyS712, Community-Tech, TCB-Team, Timeless, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension), QuickSurveys, RelatedArticles, Parsoid, UniversalLanguageSelector, Two-Column-Edit-Conflict-Merge, Revision-Slider

Wed, Sep 25

Krinkle awarded T209651: Split #MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs into #MediaWiki-Page-History and #MediaWiki-Page-Diffs a Orange Medal token.
Wed, Sep 25, 7:15 PM · Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2019), MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs, Project-Admins

Tue, Sep 24

MGChecker added a comment to T232940: Allow automatic deletion during page move of redirect pages with multiple redirect-only revisions.

This seems valuable and reasonable and something that Core Platform Team should do. It doesn't seem big enough that we should start a whole initiative for it, so I'm going to move it to our clinic duty inbox to get scheduled in a future sprint.

As an intermediate step, can I introduce overwriting redirects that don't target the page that is being moved?
I.e. move C to A, which currently redirects to B

Tue, Sep 24, 9:28 PM · Community-consensus-needed, Patch-For-Review, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), MediaWiki-Page-deletion, MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Redirects, User-DannyS712
MGChecker updated the task description for T16837: Page moves should be allowed over redirects with only minor edits.
Tue, Sep 24, 9:27 PM · MediaWiki-Redirects
MGChecker moved T232940: Allow automatic deletion during page move of redirect pages with multiple redirect-only revisions from Untriaged to General on the MediaWiki-Redirects board.
Tue, Sep 24, 9:18 PM · Community-consensus-needed, Patch-For-Review, Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), MediaWiki-Page-deletion, MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Redirects, User-DannyS712
MGChecker added a comment to T194588: Increase limit for edit summary in Flagged Revisions to COMMENT_CHARACTER_LIMIT.

By T194588#5434893, there is no row in the extension schema where this information could possibly go to.

Tue, Sep 24, 9:11 PM · Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs

Sep 23 2019

MGChecker added a project to T194588: Increase limit for edit summary in Flagged Revisions to COMMENT_CHARACTER_LIMIT: Core Platform Team.

Adding Core Platform, as they are responsible for MediaWiki-Comment-backend and might be able to assist with reviewing here.

Sep 23 2019, 12:05 PM · Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs
MGChecker added a comment to T233553: Create Memento extension tag.

Please be aware that not every extension needs its own tag. Just because it hasn't got one, doesn't meant it needs to be created

Sep 23 2019, 12:01 PM · Project-Admins, Phabricator
MGChecker awarded T213880: Cleaning up #Mediawiki-extensions-other a Like token.
Sep 23 2019, 12:00 PM · Project-Admins
MGChecker removed a project from T233538: CentralNotice needs 'editToken' replaced with 'csrfToken': Performance-Team.
Sep 23 2019, 11:58 AM · Fundraising Sprint Sysadmin Kane, Fundraising-Backlog, User-TheSandDoctor, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice
MGChecker moved T233538: CentralNotice needs 'editToken' replaced with 'csrfToken' from Untriaged to 2016 | MW 1.27 / 1.28 on the Technical-Debt (Deprecation process) board.
Sep 23 2019, 11:58 AM · Fundraising Sprint Sysadmin Kane, Fundraising-Backlog, User-TheSandDoctor, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice
MGChecker moved T233538: CentralNotice needs 'editToken' replaced with 'csrfToken' from Inbox to External on the MediaWiki-ResourceLoader board.
Sep 23 2019, 11:58 AM · Fundraising Sprint Sysadmin Kane, Fundraising-Backlog, User-TheSandDoctor, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice
MGChecker added projects to T233538: CentralNotice needs 'editToken' replaced with 'csrfToken': MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Technical-Debt (Deprecation process).
Sep 23 2019, 11:57 AM · Fundraising Sprint Sysadmin Kane, Fundraising-Backlog, User-TheSandDoctor, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice

Sep 21 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T148049: Make APISandbox useable on mobile.

I am removing archived project tags.

Sep 21 2019, 3:20 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-25_(1.28.0-wmf.23)), OOUI, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-extensions-ApiSandbox
MGChecker added a project to T191706: It's not possible to undo edits from diff in "Mobile" mode: MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)).
Sep 21 2019, 3:19 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), patch-welcome, Advanced Mobile Contributions, MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend Special Pages), Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), MediaWiki-Page-Diffs
MGChecker added a project to T148049: Make APISandbox useable on mobile: MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-25_(1.28.0-wmf.23)).
Sep 21 2019, 3:18 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-25_(1.28.0-wmf.23)), OOUI, UI-Standardization, MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-extensions-ApiSandbox

Sep 19 2019

MGChecker updated the task description for T228150: Enable partial blocks on the German Wikipedia.
Sep 19 2019, 8:06 PM · User-Urbanecm, Anti-Harassment, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MGChecker added a comment to T227457: Special:Log?type=block should permit to list partial blocks, especially for one particular page.

This would not solve the second case though.

Sep 19 2019, 8:06 PM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-User-management
MGChecker awarded T227457: Special:Log?type=block should permit to list partial blocks, especially for one particular page a Like token.
Sep 19 2019, 8:04 PM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-User-management
MGChecker added a project to T227457: Special:Log?type=block should permit to list partial blocks, especially for one particular page: Anti-Harassment.

This could be implemented by automatically assigning a tag to every log entry corresponding with the creation, deletion, and change from/to a partial block.

Sep 19 2019, 8:04 PM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-User-management

Sep 18 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T233206: Block message for partial blocks is potentially misleading.

Or just treat namespace blocks as another, special case than the others?

Sep 18 2019, 12:18 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.3; 2019-10-22), MediaWiki-User-management, Anti-Harassment

Sep 17 2019

MGChecker added a project to T47896: Undo produces null edit if oldid are not monotonous: MediaWiki-Page-editing.
Sep 17 2019, 11:45 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs
MGChecker added a project to T12292: "This page has changed since your last visit" banner above changed watched pages: MediaWiki-Watchlist.
Sep 17 2019, 11:42 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs
MGChecker added a project to T2851: when viewing an old version of a page, use old version of templates: MediaWiki-Templates.
Sep 17 2019, 11:40 AM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Templates, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs

Sep 6 2019

matej_suchanek awarded T209651: Split #MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs into #MediaWiki-Page-History and #MediaWiki-Page-Diffs a Like token.
Sep 6 2019, 7:57 PM · Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2019), MediaWiki-Page-History, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs, Project-Admins

Aug 31 2019

MGChecker added a watcher for acl*phabricator: MGChecker.
Aug 31 2019, 2:45 PM

Aug 30 2019

MGChecker moved T151192: Enable the MediaWiki Extension "Variables" for de.ws from Analysis / under discussion to Done on the Wikimedia-Extension-setup board.
Aug 30 2019, 11:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Wikisource
MGChecker awarded T231605: [REQUEST] Research into usefulness of edits made by IP editors a Dislike token.
Aug 30 2019, 12:15 AM · Product-Analytics (Kanban), Anti-Harassment

Aug 24 2019

MGChecker added a member for Trusted-Contributors: Cenarium.
Aug 24 2019, 5:07 PM
MGChecker added a member for Trusted-Contributors: Cirdan.
Aug 24 2019, 5:04 PM

Aug 23 2019

MGChecker removed a project from T230916: Cannot amend Gerrit changeset in MediaWiki Core repo (due to not being in addPatchSet?): MediaWiki-Gerrit-Group-Requests.
Aug 23 2019, 11:24 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Development services), Release-Engineering-Team-TODO (201908), Gerrit, Gerrit-Privilege-Requests, User-zeljkofilipin
MGChecker created T231124: Add @MGChecker to Trusted-Contributors on Gerrit.
Aug 23 2019, 11:21 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Gerrit-Privilege-Requests
MGChecker added a comment to T194588: Increase limit for edit summary in Flagged Revisions to COMMENT_CHARACTER_LIMIT.

As far as I could figure out, the wpReason comment is only added to the log tables, which should be ready for longer comments. If, however, FlaggedRevs also stores the comments in one of its own tables, the database schema needs to be adapted and the table updated accordingly before any change can go into effect.

Aug 23 2019, 9:49 PM · Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs

Aug 11 2019

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

@MGChecker Because there are viable alternatives already defined: code or kbd. Why leaving it in and making things more complex long-term?
MediaWiki is not an entity on its own, it's part of the Open Web. And the web evolves. With and around browsers and standards. When people come to MW they have to learn a deprecated tag which is nowhere used. That's an unnecessary hurdle.

Aug 11 2019, 6:09 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), MediaWiki-Interface, User-Jdlrobson, Timeless
MGChecker added a member for Trusted-Contributors: doctaxon.
Aug 11 2019, 5:36 PM
MGChecker updated the task description for T199712: Archive the CustomSidebar extension.
Aug 11 2019, 5:32 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, GitHub-Mirrors, Repository-Admins, Cleanup
MGChecker added a comment to T199712: Archive the CustomSidebar extension.

Most of this was trivially done, as there were no open tasks, no internationalization, and no translations. There even only way a repo because it was created a year ago without referencing it anywhere.

Aug 11 2019, 5:32 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, GitHub-Mirrors, Repository-Admins, Cleanup
MGChecker updated the task description for T199712: Archive the CustomSidebar extension.
Aug 11 2019, 5:31 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other, GitHub-Mirrors, Repository-Admins, Cleanup

Aug 9 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T213880: Cleaning up #Mediawiki-extensions-other.

I agree with @Legoktm here. Actually finding relevant issues without a specific project is much harder. Furthermore, this provides us with a generic, unified workflow when considering extension issues, which I think is quite nice.

Aug 9 2019, 5:04 PM · Project-Admins

Jul 19 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T228383: 'All public logs' shouldn't show the 'page creation log' by default.

I disagree here. While page creation may appear floody when viewing the log as a whole, this is not the typical use case. If you view at a log, you usually either want to see log entries of specific type and action, by a specific user or about a specific case. In the first case this question is irrelevant, in the second case it might have some merit, but in the third case it imho makes the log much less clear, as you do not see a short summary of the page history (creations, deletions, moves and administrative actions), but only a less comprehensive part of that by default.

Jul 19 2019, 4:48 PM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jul 12 2019

MGChecker removed a project from T227912: Create new repo in Gerrit: Repository-Admins.
Jul 12 2019, 11:22 PM · Core Platform Team, Release-Engineering-Team, Gerrit

Jul 11 2019

MGChecker removed a project from T192234: Remove ParserTestFiles key form extension.json when bumping required MW version to 1.30: Patch-For-Review.
Jul 11 2019, 1:19 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker closed T192234: Remove ParserTestFiles key form extension.json when bumping required MW version to 1.30 as Resolved.
Jul 11 2019, 1:19 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Jun 6 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T225065: Create a project for Wikilink.

I think this project name could be cause of confusion, because internal links on Wikipedia are often referred to as wikilinks as well. People will probably be inclined to add this project if they experience general link-related issues.

Jun 6 2019, 4:47 PM · Project-Admins

May 30 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T220653: Branch REL1_33 for MediaWiki and deployed extensions.

As 1.33 release is near, it would be important to do this for all repos. so the developers there hae enough time to prepare for the release.

May 30 2019, 1:14 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), MW-1.33-release, MW-1.33-notes, MediaWiki-Releasing

May 26 2019

MGChecker closed T200322: Creation of new mediawiki/extensions/** group in gerrit as Declined.

Reflecting reality

May 26 2019, 12:38 AM · Gerrit, User-Jayprakash12345, MediaWiki-Stakeholders-Group, MediaWiki-extensions-General, Developer-Advocacy

Apr 28 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T222027: Add wgRCEngines configuration to extension.json.

Well, I see no reason not to support this, but I do not see anyone using this global at the moment.

Apr 28 2019, 6:40 PM · MediaWiki-Configuration

Apr 24 2019

MGChecker closed T221772: Create mediawiki-extensions-TEI component as Resolved.

Requested public project MediaWiki-extensions-TEI has been created: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/4016/

Apr 24 2019, 9:44 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-TEI, Project-Admins
MGChecker created MediaWiki-extensions-TEI.
Apr 24 2019, 9:43 PM
MGChecker claimed T221772: Create mediawiki-extensions-TEI component.
Apr 24 2019, 9:38 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-TEI, Project-Admins
MGChecker moved T221772: Create mediawiki-extensions-TEI component from Incoming to Projects to create on the Project-Admins board.
Apr 24 2019, 9:36 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-TEI, Project-Admins

Apr 20 2019

MGChecker closed T212472: extension.json should be able to express dependency of platform abilities as Resolved.
Apr 20 2019, 2:51 AM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), MW-1.33-notes, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Configuration
MGChecker triaged T221080: Attempting to substitute #var_final results in strip markers as High priority.
Apr 20 2019, 2:44 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker triaged T221457: Consider support for constants/static variables as Low priority.
Apr 20 2019, 2:44 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 19 2019

MGChecker closed T201846: Allow fallback/default values for #vardefine / #vardefineecho as Declined.
Apr 19 2019, 11:06 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker changed the subtype of T221457: Consider support for constants/static variables from "Task" to "Feature Request".

What could be interesting is combining this proppsal with T207649, as these would behave nearly identical to template arguments (immutable and local).This kind of Variables might be compatible with Parsoid, which will be replacing the current Parser sooner or later.

Apr 19 2019, 11:02 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker moved T221457: Consider support for constants/static variables from Backlog to Feature requests on the MediaWiki-extensions-Variables board.

While the idea is nice, I doubt there will be measureable performance improvements. Variables are already quite lightweight (maybe except var_final), especially in comparison to the other parser code.

Apr 19 2019, 8:49 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 18 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T221080: Attempting to substitute #var_final results in strip markers.

Unstripping using mStripState is done after wikitext is parsed to HTML, but after parser functions and templates are evaluated (first, signatures and substs are parsed to the actual wikitext to evaluate, then the preprocessor inserts the wikitext produced by the templates, than this wikitext is translated to HTML).

Apr 18 2019, 5:31 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 17 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T221080: Attempting to substitute #var_final results in strip markers.

As the documentation in insertFinalizedVars suggested, wikitext is not parsed properly if we use the default strip process. I don't think we can fix this, as even parsing the wikitext ourselves, which might be possible, will probably yield further ugly issues. However, the solution I implemented here works just fine for subst, as this is done before wikitext is parsed.

Apr 17 2019, 4:25 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker claimed T221080: Attempting to substitute #var_final results in strip markers.
Apr 17 2019, 2:30 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker added a comment to T221112: Document how to convert projects into subprojects/milestones etc (sudo privileges for phab admins to run move_project script).

T123078 contains some information about how this works.

Apr 17 2019, 1:13 AM · Operations, SRE-Access-Requests, Release-Engineering-Team (Next), Project-Admins, Documentation, Phabricator
MGChecker updated the task description for T221112: Document how to convert projects into subprojects/milestones etc (sudo privileges for phab admins to run move_project script).
Apr 17 2019, 1:12 AM · Operations, SRE-Access-Requests, Release-Engineering-Team (Next), Project-Admins, Documentation, Phabricator
MGChecker moved T221080: Attempting to substitute #var_final results in strip markers from Backlog to Bugs on the MediaWiki-extensions-Variables board.

Well, this does not really surprise me, as substitution does not really like this extension. (T201857) I guess this won't be easy to fix, but I believe the reason why this is happening is quite simple: While ExtVariables->reqestFinanlizedVar is called without any problems and the strip markes inserted, the InternalParseBeforeSanitize function is not called in the subst parser run, so ExtVariables->reqestFinanlizedVar is never called.

Apr 17 2019, 1:09 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables

Apr 15 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T220996: Deprecate and remove ExtensionRegistry::load().

After a little searching a little with code search, I believe the only place this is used is https://github.com/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticGlossary/blob/master/SemanticGlossary.php#L25 .

Apr 15 2019, 9:37 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-TheSandDoctor, MW-1.35-release, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), Technical-Debt (Deprecation process), good first bug, MediaWiki-Configuration

Apr 13 2019

MGChecker added a project to T212472: extension.json should be able to express dependency of platform abilities: MW-1.33-notes.
Apr 13 2019, 8:05 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), MW-1.33-notes, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Configuration

Apr 12 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T160811: Deprecate $wgParser.

Is the ParserDiffTest class still needed? This patch removes its last actual appearance according to MediaWiki Codesearch.

Apr 12 2019, 10:56 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-21 (1.32.0-wmf.18)), Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt (Deprecation process), MediaWiki-General
MGChecker edited projects for T220835: Exclude specific tags globally when subtasking directly, added: Phabricator; removed Project-Admins.
Apr 12 2019, 4:26 PM · Phabricator
MGChecker triaged T220833: Add PHP7 type hints where applicable as Low priority.
Apr 12 2019, 3:16 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker created T220833: Add PHP7 type hints where applicable.
Apr 12 2019, 3:15 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker added a comment to T212472: extension.json should be able to express dependency of platform abilities.

@Legoktm I think we should get this merged in time for MW 1.33. Their shouldn't be any remaining issues in the code.

Apr 12 2019, 3:03 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), MW-1.33-notes, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Configuration
MGChecker moved T89948: Move magic word translations to JSON from Backlog to On the radar on the MediaWiki-extensions-Variables board.
Apr 12 2019, 2:57 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Internationalization, I18n
MGChecker added a project to T89948: Move magic word translations to JSON: MediaWiki-extensions-Variables.
Apr 12 2019, 2:57 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Variables, MediaWiki-Internationalization, I18n

Apr 9 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T220432: Clean up "easter egg" short URLs before extension goes live.

Just my two cents, but wouldn't it make sense to reserve all one-, two-, and three-letter URLs for future use?

Yes, this looks like a good idea - start issuing actual short URLs from 4 characters, and permanently reserve 1-3 letter short URLs for internal use. Then we can decide what we do with them much more freely I think.

Apr 9 2019, 10:41 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener

Apr 5 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T21292: Update StringFunctions with improved code from ParserFunctions.

I think we should just archive String Functions and leave it as is.

Apr 5 2019, 3:46 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Other

Mar 20 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T17589: Extension installation at the API level.

See also T209086.

Mar 20 2019, 11:59 PM · MediaWiki-Configuration
MGChecker added a comment to T200324: Create list of extensions whose Gerrit patches have not received reviews by the corresponding +2 Gerrit group (=maintainers) in a certain timeframe.

As I understand the task title, Jayprakash considers extensions where noone in the corresponding Gerrit group (so, excluding people with +2 in mediawiki/*) has +2ed a patch in a year or two. I agree that this could be quite interesting.

Mar 20 2019, 2:15 PM · Developer-Advocacy, User-Jayprakash12345

Mar 17 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T208156: Replace tracking task T119681 by creating #MediaWiki-Commenting.

This line of thought sounds quite reasonable. I doubt creating an additional tag for these few tasks is warranted, if no additional users request one.

Mar 17 2019, 9:31 PM · MediaWiki-Comment-backend, Project-Admins
MGChecker updated subscribers of T185227: Sunset/archive Configure extension?.

It is a pity that extensions like this one tend to end up unmaintained. @Florian has outlined something similar in core in T155155, which has the goal to introduce a special page listing the current wiki configuration, that could maybe be extended to allow configuration changes as well in the future.

Mar 17 2019, 9:19 PM · Cleanup, MediaWiki-extensions-Configure
MGChecker moved T212472: extension.json should be able to express dependency of platform abilities from Backlog to In Progress on the MediaWiki-Configuration board.
Mar 17 2019, 9:12 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), MW-1.33-notes, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Configuration
MGChecker added a comment to T218472: gerrit.wikimedia.org is down.

I do not really get how this is related to the impact of the vandal. as he basically states a single claim that would have to be denied or confirmed anyway at some point. I do not think we can link information about the incident and impact of the vandal here.

Mar 17 2019, 12:53 PM · User-greg, Operations, Release-Engineering-Team, Gerrit
MGChecker added a comment to T218507: I'm refused to login to Gerrit.

@thiemowmde Did you try your username in lowercase?

Mar 17 2019, 12:51 PM · Operations, Release-Engineering-Team, Gerrit
MGChecker added a comment to T218472: gerrit.wikimedia.org is down.

I don't think removing these comments is a good idea, as people subscribed to this task recieve the respective email notifications anyway and are left with even more questions than before. If the intention is to deny the claims of @JruwJN, I would consider it the better approach to just say so, if the intention is to keep this hidden for now, it simply is not working. So I don't think these deletions do any good.

Mar 17 2019, 12:23 PM · User-greg, Operations, Release-Engineering-Team, Gerrit
MGChecker added a comment to T218490: Stop logging thanks actions in Special:Log.

Is there any reason we need logging of sending thanks by Extension:Thanks?

Yes: People cannot send a thanks twice if they already sent one. (This task lacks a problem description.)

Mar 17 2019, 1:05 AM · Thanks, Growth-Team, Technical-Debt

Mar 16 2019

MGChecker added a comment to T218490: Stop logging thanks actions in Special:Log.

People use these to do statictics, that is basically the only reason for public logging. And as you can filter the thanks by actor and recipient, it is not quite that useless in practice.

Mar 16 2019, 11:57 PM · Thanks, Growth-Team, Technical-Debt
MGChecker awarded T218472: gerrit.wikimedia.org is down a The World Burns token.
Mar 16 2019, 1:06 PM · User-greg, Operations, Release-Engineering-Team, Gerrit
MGChecker added a watcher for MediaWiki-Gerrit-Group-Requests: MGChecker.
Mar 16 2019, 7:42 AM

Mar 12 2019

MGChecker removed a project from T216950: Upgrade Variables extension to use newer phan: Patch-For-Review.
Mar 12 2019, 11:23 AM · phan, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker closed T216950: Upgrade Variables extension to use newer phan as Resolved.
Mar 12 2019, 11:23 AM · phan, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker claimed T216950: Upgrade Variables extension to use newer phan.
Mar 12 2019, 1:11 AM · phan, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables
MGChecker updated subscribers of T191599: Remove Thanks for autopromote log.

@MaxSem This shouldn't matter, as the code is fine. I would be willing to adopt this change.

Mar 12 2019, 1:00 AM · Patch-For-Review, good first bug, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-User-management, Thanks, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Mar 9 2019

MGChecker updated subscribers of T207993: Allow to store extension data in PPFrame.
Mar 9 2019, 11:11 PM · Parsing-Team, MediaWiki-Parser, MediaWiki-extensions-Variables