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Recent Activity

Wed, Aug 7

Draceane awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Party Time token.
Wed, Aug 7, 12:06 PM · Phabricator

Tue, Jul 23

MZMcBride created T228728: Retain section anchor in URL when clicking "Permanent link" link in the sidebar.
Tue, Jul 23, 7:43 AM · MediaWiki-General

Sat, Jul 20

MZMcBride added a comment to T228554: Add pages per namespace counts to Special:Statistics.

We should have a database table storing the count. $wgAllowSlowParserFunctions can then be removed.
(Is database indexes sufficient?)

Sat, Jul 20, 5:56 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride added a comment to T228553: Add category count to Special:Statistics.

Do you mean the number of pages in the category namespace (making this a part of T228554) or the number of rows in the category table? Also, potentially related: T37758

Sat, Jul 20, 12:22 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Fri, Jul 19

MZMcBride created T228554: Add pages per namespace counts to Special:Statistics.
Fri, Jul 19, 10:52 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride created T228553: Add category count to Special:Statistics.
Fri, Jul 19, 10:50 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride created T228552: Fix "Content pages" link on Special:Statistics when miser mode is enabled.
Fri, Jul 19, 10:39 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jun 12 2019

MZMcBride committed R2061:0ecd1425b592: Reïndent the "pymysql.connect()" section of `dbreps`. (authored by MZMcBride).
Reïndent the "pymysql.connect()" section of `dbreps`.
Jun 12 2019, 4:51 AM
MZMcBride committed R2061:d891ba40ffe0: Add "charset='utf8mb4'" to "pymysql.connect()" call in `dbreps`. (authored by MZMcBride).
Add "charset='utf8mb4'" to "pymysql.connect()" call in `dbreps`.
Jun 12 2019, 4:51 AM

Jun 9 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T225046: HTML output of https://tools.wmflabs.org/admin/tools getting truncated.

Thank you for the quick fix!

Jun 9 2019, 10:24 AM · Tool-admin, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge

Jun 5 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T225048: ipblocks.ipb_by_text database column has gone missing from English Wikipedia database replica.
Jun 5 2019, 5:53 PM · Data-Services, Documentation
MZMcBride added a comment to T225047: Consider reconciling English Wikipedia database reports.

The entries in Wikipedia:Database reports include a link to the source code. I suggest we do the same for the other reports, rather than linking to on-wiki copies of the code.

Jun 5 2019, 5:53 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride created T225048: ipblocks.ipb_by_text database column has gone missing from English Wikipedia database replica.
Jun 5 2019, 5:32 AM · Data-Services, Documentation
MZMcBride created T225047: Consider reconciling English Wikipedia database reports.
Jun 5 2019, 5:21 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride created T225046: HTML output of https://tools.wmflabs.org/admin/tools getting truncated.
Jun 5 2019, 5:13 AM · Tool-admin, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge

Apr 11 2019

Jc86035 awarded T40010: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Apr 11 2019, 11:36 AM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
ToBeFree awarded T106463: Ready responsive Vector for wider deployment a Like token.
Apr 11 2019, 1:23 AM · Epic, Vector (Responsive-Vector), Vector

Mar 28 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org.

It's pretty wild that this task remains unresolved. It was reported in July 2018 and we're entering April 2019 next week. Eight months!

Mar 28 2019, 6:31 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Mar 27 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T176109: Cleaning up and refactoring python-wikitools (for use with Python 3).

Hi @smernst. Are you still interested in discussing this Python module?

Mar 27 2019, 2:59 AM · Toolforge

Mar 18 2019

Sebastian_Berlin-WMSE awarded T49137: Add ability to generate a list of pages based on prefix to Scribunto/Lua a Love token.
Mar 18 2019, 7:24 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Jan 26 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T95129: Publish Wikimedia's WordPress blog theme in Git.

What needs to happen to move this task forward? An e-mail to legal@wikimedia.org?

Jan 26 2019, 9:22 PM · Software-Licensing, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Blog

Jan 15 2019

MZMcBride added a comment to T21906: Provide a method to allow alternate text for images to be provided at the file description page.

Related: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:File_captions now exists.

Jan 15 2019, 6:14 AM · Commons, Multimedia, Accessibility, MediaWiki-File-management
MZMcBride added a comment to T40432: Uploading MS Word files doesn't work ("File extension does not match the detected MIME type of the file").

@Aklapper: it's neither helpful nor constructive to call out "wtf" as swearing. You're quite aware of this.

Jan 15 2019, 3:04 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.16; 2019-02-05), Patch-For-Review, Multimedia, MediaWiki-Uploading

Jan 4 2019

Xover awarded T30894: Proofread Page extension needs an API module to set or change page status a Like token.
Jan 4 2019, 6:55 PM · MediaWiki-API, Wikisource, ProofreadPage
JoKalliauer awarded T40010: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Jan 4 2019, 4:36 PM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
MichaelSchoenitzer awarded T40010: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Jan 4 2019, 2:36 PM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Dec 28 2018

IKhitron awarded T60674: Drop page.page_restrictions column from Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Dec 28 2018, 6:19 PM · MediaWiki-Page-protection, Schema-change

Dec 19 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T212135: Need help with memory profiling in chromium.

When visiting which URLs?

Dec 19 2018, 5:07 AM · Code-Health-Help-Wanted

Dec 18 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T204496: cloudvps: butterfly project trusty deprecation.

I dumped the database of butterfly-m4m (which was using labs-vagrant, wow!) and created a new butterfly-m4m2, accessible at https://m4m.wmflabs.org/wiki/Special:Version

Dec 18 2018, 5:28 AM · Cloud-VPS (Ubuntu Trusty Deprecation)

Dec 12 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T61113: Remove MediaWiki code marked for removal in a past release a Orange Medal token.
Dec 12 2018, 2:47 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), Patch-For-Review, User-Matthewrbowker, Google-Code-In-2016, Technical-Debt, good first bug, MediaWiki-General

Dec 1 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T210822: Reconsider section heading marker ("→") in edit summaries.

should it be "§" instead of an arrow?

This reminds me of T18691. Long story short: "§" does not mean "paragraph" in the broadest sense in all cultures. In some cultures, it only refers to paragraphs relating to laws.

Dec 1 2018, 3:04 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Nov 30 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T150826: Remove unblockself right on wikimedia wikis (but allow blocked admins to block their blocker).

(I'm side-stepping whether this change should have been made at all or in this fashion to answer this specific question.)

Nov 30 2018, 5:46 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), MediaWiki-User-management, User-notice, Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride created T210822: Reconsider section heading marker ("→") in edit summaries.
Nov 30 2018, 5:34 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Nov 11 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T40010: Re-evaluate librsvg as SVG renderer on Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 12:21 PM · TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T65988: Put user profile info into its own Special page in MediaWiki core (and optionally remove it from elsewhere) a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 11:14 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T40271: Review and deploy SVGEdit extension to Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 7:01 AM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Commons, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Nov 8 2018

Thedonquixotic awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Y So Serious token.
Nov 8 2018, 6:11 AM · Phabricator

Nov 1 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T208315: Add HTML class when the user can edit the page.

@MZMcBride: Do you plan to add more information for a completely new MediaWiki contributor to the task description, or why did you add good first bug?

Nov 1 2018, 5:25 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.6; 2018-11-27), good first bug, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 31 2018

MZMcBride added a project to T208315: Add HTML class when the user can edit the page: good first bug.
Oct 31 2018, 4:11 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.6; 2018-11-27), good first bug, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 27 2018

waldyrious awarded T40271: Review and deploy SVGEdit extension to Wikimedia wikis a Love token.
Oct 27 2018, 1:37 PM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Commons, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Oct 24 2018

MZMcBride created T207818: Mark api.php HTML doc pages as robots noindex, nofollow.
Oct 24 2018, 3:54 AM · Core Platform Team Workboards (Done with CPT), MW-1.32-notes, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.2; 2018-10-30), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-API

Oct 17 2018

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T118413: Wikimedia wikis should use https:// in $wgServer.

This task description says that "we don't actually support HTTP anymore" and @Bawolff said the same on IRC this evening. This statement feels misleading since we do support HTTP and will continue to do so indefinitely. Keeping the HTTP --> HTTPS redirects working means supporting HTTP, as far as I'm concerned.

Oct 17 2018, 2:22 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 14 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T206962: warning for unloadable external images.

We could also add pages to a maintenance category such as "Pages that contain non-whitelisted external images" or similar.

Oct 14 2018, 10:14 PM · Multimedia, Commons, MediaWiki-File-management, MediaWiki-Logging

Oct 11 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.

It's unclear to me why these problems have become so pressing that they merit shutting off l10nupdate indefinitely. We've known about them for years, but the value provided by l10nupdate has always outweighed the minor inconveniences (e.g. scap undoing l10nupdate).

Oct 11 2018, 4:38 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), TechCom, Deployments, I18n

Oct 6 2018

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T129778: VisualEditor does not respect trailing chars.
Oct 6 2018, 6:10 AM · VisualEditor

Oct 2 2018

Krenair awarded T205224: Revisit inability to thank bots a Cookie token.
Oct 2 2018, 6:04 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Growth-Team, Thanks
Krinkle awarded T71519: Run automated browser tests across set of Wikimedia wiki pages to ensure sane JavaScript a Orange Medal token.
Oct 2 2018, 4:13 AM · Front-end-Standards-Group, Performance-Team (Radar), Developer-Wishlist (Next), Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, JavaScript
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account a Dislike token.
Oct 2 2018, 12:55 AM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Sep 23 2018

MZMcBride created T205224: Revisit inability to thank bots.
Sep 23 2018, 2:56 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Growth-Team, Thanks

Sep 18 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T204496: cloudvps: butterfly project trusty deprecation.

What's the upgrade process? I don't suppose one of us can just run apt-get upgrade or similar?

Sep 18 2018, 12:32 AM · Cloud-VPS (Ubuntu Trusty Deprecation)

Sep 17 2018

Yair_rand awarded T29006: Investigate ways to make wikimediafoundation.org more open a Doubloon token.
Sep 17 2018, 5:51 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 6 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T200987: Set up volunteer code review queue.

Can we please just set something up here? I would like to add patches to a queue like that for sure.

Sep 6 2018, 2:13 AM · Developer-Advocacy

Aug 30 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T62740: Re-expose transclusions count in MediaWiki's info action (in miser mode).
Aug 30 2018, 3:13 AM · MediaWiki-General
MZMcBride added a comment to T62740: Re-expose transclusions count in MediaWiki's info action (in miser mode).

I would really like the transclusions count at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Infobox_SCOTUS_case&action=info.

Aug 30 2018, 3:07 AM · MediaWiki-General

Aug 26 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T202819: Create production wiki: fixcopyright.wikimedia.org.

Regarding the task description, is "Wikimedia's" more accurately "Wikimedia Foundation Inc.'s"?

Aug 26 2018, 12:27 AM · fixcopyright.wikimedia.org, Security-Team, Patch-For-Review, Wiki-Setup (Create), User-Urbanecm

Aug 3 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org.
Aug 3 2018, 1:13 AM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 31 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T29006: Investigate ways to make wikimediafoundation.org more open.

No longer applies to new site.

Jul 31 2018, 11:47 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 29 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T200141: Some "Global Accounts" links on Phabricator profiles are broken due to missing encoding.

Deployed and seems to be working as expected. Regards.

Jul 29 2018, 10:17 PM · Wikimedia-Phabricator-Extensions, User-MarcoAurelio
MZMcBride added a comment to T181070: Re-evaluate 24-hour Password Reset email throttle.

Let's keep this conversation constructive. There are a few worthwhile topics to discuss:

  1. The 24-hour throttle between password reset emails
  2. The UI and functionality of Special:PasswordReset
  3. The proposed new functionality of passwordless login

For topic #1 — I acknowledge and agree that a throttle is needed to prevent abuse. And upon further testing, I do not believe we need to alter the 24-hour throttle because the temporary password functions for 24 hours and the throttle is reset when the password is updated by the user.
I believe that topics #2 and #3 could bring usability improvements but would best benefit from a product team (e.g. product manager, interaction designer, developers, community manager) to think thoroughly about all the requirements and corner cases, given the history and complexity of MediaWiki/Wikimedia's user account infrastructure. If David or anyone else thinks these topics are worthwhile to further explore, I would recommend they create a new Phabricator task(s) to propose these as changes to existing functionality, rather than as a defect to the current system.

Jul 29 2018, 10:07 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Jul 26 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T27602: Create SQL dumps for certain database tables, partial if necessary (tracking).

Let me create a new task that does what I should have fixed this one up to be, and I'll add the subscribers of this one to it.

Jul 26 2018, 12:35 AM · Tracking-Neverending, Datasets-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride added a comment to T200389: Create a maintenance script to remove all users from a user group.

Is there a maintenance script to add a bunch of users to a user group? It seems like that could potentially be a feature within this script and might be a more common case.

Jul 26 2018, 12:32 AM · MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts

Jul 23 2018

mmodell awarded T200141: Some "Global Accounts" links on Phabricator profiles are broken due to missing encoding a Cookie token.
Jul 23 2018, 7:23 PM · Wikimedia-Phabricator-Extensions, User-MarcoAurelio
MZMcBride reopened T197550: Remove approval requirement for new accounts, or patch everything in Phabricator to allow unapproved users to be treated as logged out for permissions purposes as "Open".

Another report in the MediaWiki-General IRC channel just now:

Jul 23 2018, 4:36 AM · Phabricator
MZMcBride created T200171: Improve autocomplete for "site" input in MassMessage sign-up pages.
Jul 23 2018, 12:15 AM · MassMessage

Jul 22 2018

MZMcBride created T200141: Some "Global Accounts" links on Phabricator profiles are broken due to missing encoding.
Jul 22 2018, 12:36 AM · Wikimedia-Phabricator-Extensions, User-MarcoAurelio

Jul 21 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T198965: Create XML sitemaps so search engine crawlers can crawl more effectively.

I think the relationship between Wikimedia Foundation Inc. and Go Fish Digital has every appearance of being highly problematic, as I outlined here: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-July/090737.html. And I don't think XML site maps are going to help Wikipedia's search engine optimization. Any discussion of improving Wikipedia's SEO has long been taken as a joke given Wikipedia's existing ridiculously high placement in Google search results. That said...

Jul 21 2018, 10:46 PM · SEO
MZMcBride added a comment to T198970: Epic: Implement SEO improvements suggested by Go Fish Digital.

Okay, posted: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-July/090737.html.

Jul 21 2018, 10:27 PM · SEO, Epic
MZMcBride added a comment to T198970: Epic: Implement SEO improvements suggested by Go Fish Digital.

I'd really be interested to know what's potentially libelous about labeling activity such as this as whitewashing (from https://gofishdigital.com/online-reputation-management/):

Jul 21 2018, 4:48 AM · SEO, Epic
MZMcBride added a comment to T197550: Remove approval requirement for new accounts, or patch everything in Phabricator to allow unapproved users to be treated as logged out for permissions purposes .

Has the account approval queue been re-enabled? From the #wikimedia IRC channel this evening:

Jul 21 2018, 4:34 AM · Phabricator

Jul 20 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T200052: Mandate that account passwords must be a minimum of eight characters on Wikimedia projects.

This is an old topic. If you search this Phabricator installation for "password length", you'll find a bunch of related commits and tasks. There are also wiki pages such as https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Passwords and mailing list posts about this.

Jul 20 2018, 4:14 AM · Security, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Jul 8 2018

Krinkle awarded T60258: MediaWiki doesn't warn about or disallow blocking localhost (127.0.0.1) which can cause weird bugs a Orange Medal token.
Jul 8 2018, 9:36 PM · MediaWiki-User-management

Jul 1 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T198550: Allow hiding certain (NSFW etc) images by default and letting users explicitly expand them.

Related to T34138: Add functionality to do asynchronous image loading with placeholders.

Jul 1 2018, 8:02 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests

Jun 28 2018

MZMcBride closed T69015: m.wikipedia.org and zero.wikipedia.org should redirect differently as Resolved.

Yessir. Thank you for noting the behavior as of 2018-06-27 in this task!

Jun 28 2018, 2:06 AM · Zero, Discovery, Mobile, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration
MZMcBride closed T69015: m.wikipedia.org and zero.wikipedia.org should redirect differently, a subtask of T78421: m.{project}.org portal/redirect consistency, as Resolved.
Jun 28 2018, 2:06 AM · Traffic, Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, DNS

Jun 22 2018

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T59617: Make watchlist table available as curated foo_p.watchlist_count on labsdb.

It looks like we have a generate_watchlist_count.sh script. Does that need to be re-run? If so, are @Marostegui and @jcrespo the only two who can do it or can any shell user?

Jun 22 2018, 12:10 AM · Patch-For-Review, DBA, Cloud-Services

Jun 21 2018

Soni awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a 100 token.
Jun 21 2018, 5:52 AM · Phabricator

Jun 19 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T189763: status.wikimedia.org should have an alternative privacy policy.

I agree with what Timo wrote in T189763#4055149.

Jun 19 2018, 3:19 AM · observability, Operations, Privacy, Security

Jun 18 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T197550: Remove approval requirement for new accounts, or patch everything in Phabricator to allow unapproved users to be treated as logged out for permissions purposes .

Am I understanding this issue correctly? The current behavior when a new user registers a Wikimedia Phabricator account to file a bug or report some kind of issue is presenting them with this screen?

Jun 18 2018, 3:21 AM · Phabricator
MZMcBride added a comment to T197550: Remove approval requirement for new accounts, or patch everything in Phabricator to allow unapproved users to be treated as logged out for permissions purposes .

I tried to create a test account just now and a verified e-mail address is required. Since when?

Jun 18 2018, 3:14 AM · Phabricator
MZMcBride triaged T197550: Remove approval requirement for new accounts, or patch everything in Phabricator to allow unapproved users to be treated as logged out for permissions purposes as High priority.

An issue that impairs the ability of a user to perform basic functions such as reading a task is a high priority to get resolved. Can you explain why you reset the priority here?

Jun 18 2018, 3:11 AM · Phabricator

Jun 17 2018

MZMcBride triaged T197550: Remove approval requirement for new accounts, or patch everything in Phabricator to allow unapproved users to be treated as logged out for permissions purposes as High priority.
Jun 17 2018, 10:50 PM · Phabricator
MZMcBride updated subscribers of T59617: Make watchlist table available as curated foo_p.watchlist_count on labsdb.

@Framawiki notes that the "watchlist_count" table has gone missing at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:MZMcBride&oldid=846197628#About_watchlist_table_on_replicas. I can confirm:

Jun 17 2018, 1:59 AM · Patch-For-Review, DBA, Cloud-Services

Jun 11 2018

Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed rELINTe469de15380c: Update patch set 1 (authored by MZMcBride).
Update patch set 1
Jun 11 2018, 2:23 PM

Jun 10 2018

Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed rEPI5657db7bfb29: Update patch set 2 (authored by MZMcBride).
Update patch set 2
Jun 10 2018, 8:02 AM
Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed rEPI367be97fad5b: Update patch set 2 (authored by MZMcBride).
Update patch set 2
Jun 10 2018, 8:02 AM

Jun 8 2018

hskiba awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Cookie token.
Jun 8 2018, 8:08 AM · Phabricator

May 23 2018

zeljkofilipin awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Meh! token.
May 23 2018, 6:18 PM · Phabricator

May 12 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T194558: Enable CAPTCHA on mailman instances.

I changed "reCAPTCHA" to "CAPTCHA" in the task title because we've typically avoided reCAPTCHA specifically, in favor of using our own CAPTCHA on the wikis.

May 12 2018, 5:29 AM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
MZMcBride renamed T194558: Enable CAPTCHA on mailman instances from Enable reCAPTCHA on mailman instances to Enable CAPTCHA on mailman instances.
May 12 2018, 5:29 AM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

May 11 2018

Neil_P._Quinn_WMF awarded T54778: Clean up skin user preferences in user_properties table on Wikimedia wikis a Love token.
May 11 2018, 5:21 PM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

May 8 2018

MZMcBride created T194105: Add ability to rearrange table columns temporarily on a wikitable table (similar to sortable property).
May 8 2018, 1:19 AM · JavaScript, MediaWiki-jQuery-Tablesorter, MediaWiki-General

May 4 2018

jcrespo awarded T54932: Drop *_old database tables from Wikimedia wikis a Party Time token.
May 4 2018, 9:50 AM · Chinese-Sites, Operations, DBA

Apr 20 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T44138: VisualEditor: Toolbar "Save page" button is confusing as it merely opens the dialog to save the page a Orange Medal token.
Apr 20 2018, 1:05 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Mar 29 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T76554: Restrict editing of .json pages in the user namespace (like .js and .css).

Thank you for the task description expansion!

Mar 29 2018, 2:36 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-03 (1.31.0-wmf.28)), User-notice, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Mar 28 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T54921: Database tables to be dropped on Wikimedia wikis and other WMF databases (tracking).

Since the "Removable" table column is not sortable, perhaps splitting the table into multiple tables would be useful? The current mix of removed, unremovable, and pending removal tables is somewhat confusing to digest.

Mar 28 2018, 4:04 AM · Epic, DBA, Tracking-Neverending

Mar 21 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T187749: Make it possible to use code from an external repository for editor-controlled Javascript/CSS.

I don't think the code would depend much of the specifics of what external version control system is being used. That choice could probably be left to the code maintainers.

I'd be skeptical of having development of on-wiki pages splintered across a multitude of external sites, with attendant PI disclosure and account management issues.

Mar 21 2018, 4:54 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Security, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2018, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extension-requests, User-Tgr, Security-General, JavaScript, Gadgets
MZMcBride added a comment to T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.

Also, I don't think shadow namespaces are a good approach, as discussed some time ago at a conference.

Mar 21 2018, 4:44 PM · Language-strategy, Core Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Community-Tech (2015-2017), Epic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015
MZMcBride added a comment to T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.

It's not totally clear to me how this task is distinct from older tasks such as T66475: Make crosswiki bits and pieces truly global (tracking). Is there something new here?

Mar 21 2018, 4:29 PM · Language-strategy, Core Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Community-Tech (2015-2017), Epic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015
MZMcBride added a comment to T189284: Stop serving slowparse logs from dumps distribution servers.

I'll defer to @Krinkle's comment in T189284#4057666.

Mar 21 2018, 1:24 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), Patch-For-Review, User-ArielGlenn, Data-Services, Datasets-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride reopened T186463: Uninstall Flow from Commons as "Open".

Re-opening this. I'm not sure how much clearer this request could be. It's very explicitly about uninstalling Flow from Commons. That's the title of the task ("Uninstall Flow from Commons") and the task description goes on to further clarify. According to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Version, Flow is still installed.

Mar 21 2018, 1:45 AM · Growth-Team, Commons, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests, StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage