MZMcBride (MZMcBride)
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Today

MZMcBride added a comment to T99759: Meme audio doesn't stop with preview regenerate.

Just adding some search keywords: audio, sounds, music, noise, macro, macros, memes.

Fri, Mar 24, 3:18 AM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream)
MZMcBride added a comment to T106924: Consider using the Badges application for a few special roles to highlight those users' comments.

Userboxes are used in many Wikimedia projects, [...]

Fri, Mar 24, 3:15 AM · Phabricator

Wed, Mar 22

MZMcBride added a comment to T161063: Show pageview graphs directly on the action=info page.

Please re-add the tag once the task description has been polished and provides sufficient information for a new contributor.

Wed, Mar 22, 1:44 PM · Easy, PageViewInfo
MZMcBride added a project to T161063: Show pageview graphs directly on the action=info page: Easy.
Wed, Mar 22, 1:41 PM · Easy, PageViewInfo
MZMcBride added a project to T161063: Show pageview graphs directly on the action=info page: Easy.

Thanks for filing this task. I discussed this with @Legoktm in January 2016.

Wed, Mar 22, 2:29 AM · Easy, PageViewInfo
RandomDSdevel awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a Barnstar token.
Wed, Mar 22, 12:59 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mon, Mar 20

MZMcBride added a comment to T17017: Wikimedia static HTML dumps broken.

@Nemo_bis: Millions of files in a single directory tend to get unwieldy, so this wouldn't be very usable as the default distribution format.

Mon, Mar 20, 11:29 PM · Services (later), Dumps-Generation, Reading-Community-Engagement, Patch-For-Review, RESTBase, Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Sun, Mar 19

MZMcBride added a comment to T74874: Provide a way to hyperlink texts.

DragonflySixtyseven mentions that results such as https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/17462 would be more useful if they were hyperlinks. I agree.

Sun, Mar 19, 4:44 AM · Quarry
MZMcBride added a comment to T152212: Clarify Tool Labs' rules to see if Quarry and PAWS are allowed to be hosted there.

Policy is set by what's happening. The written form just attempts to capture that. The answer to the direct question is that Quarry and PAWS are de facto allowed to be hosted on Labs since they are currently and, as far as I know, nobody is objecting to them being hosted and available there. I've made this wiki edit to hopefully better reflect the reality: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nova_Resource:Tools/Rules&diff=1726430&oldid=1267829.

Sun, Mar 19, 4:19 AM · Quarry, Labs, Tool-Labs

Fri, Mar 17

MZMcBride edited the description of T160031: Improve failed login notifications in LoginNotify extension.
Fri, Mar 17, 9:10 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Thu, Mar 16

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T43327: Add page views graph(s) to MediaWiki's info action for Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Thu, Mar 16, 2:54 PM · PageViewInfo, German-Community-Wishlist, TCB-Team, Community-Tech-fixes, Community-Tech
MZMcBride added a comment to T43327: Add page views graph(s) to MediaWiki's info action for Wikimedia wikis.

The PageViewInfo extension is now live on sites such as https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&action=info and https://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Main_Page&action=info. Yay!

Thu, Mar 16, 2:04 AM · PageViewInfo, German-Community-Wishlist, TCB-Team, Community-Tech-fixes, Community-Tech
MZMcBride added a comment to T159983: Special:CreateAccount shows -1 recent contributors.

Dupe of T56888: Fresh install of MediaWiki lists "-1 recent contributors" in Special:UserLogin/signup?

Thu, Mar 16, 12:51 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Wed, Mar 15

MZMcBride added a comment to T160484: Enable Pageviews API for test.wikipedia.org.

Blacklisted where?

Wed, Mar 15, 2:59 AM · Analytics-Kanban
MZMcBride added a comment to T125917: Deploy the PageViewInfo extension to production.

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2017-03-14T23:31:23Z] <tgr@tin> Finished scap: T125917: Deploy PageViewInfo to testwiki (duration: 48m 58s)

Wed, Mar 15, 2:51 AM · Developer-notice, User-notice, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-14_(1.29.0-wmf.16)), Editing-Department, PageViewInfo, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Tue, Mar 14

MZMcBride added a comment to T106924: Consider using the Badges application for a few special roles to highlight those users' comments.

@MZMcBride: badges do not require acceptance by the recipient.

Tue, Mar 14, 2:19 PM · Phabricator

Sat, Mar 11

MZMcBride added a comment to T99759: Meme audio doesn't stop with preview regenerate.

Wow, this still happens.

Sat, Mar 11, 2:07 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream)
MZMcBride added a comment to T106924: Consider using the Badges application for a few special roles to highlight those users' comments.

In addition to this task (T106924: Consider using the Badges application for a few special roles to highlight those users' comments), we have at least these other tasks:

Sat, Mar 11, 2:05 PM · Phabricator
MZMcBride added a comment to T107515: Setup alerting for l10nupdate.

Thanks for the task description update.

Sat, Mar 11, 2:01 PM · Monitoring, Deployment-Systems
MZMcBride created T160216: Make user interface (e.g., edit tab) clearer when editing an old revision of a page.
Sat, Mar 11, 12:12 AM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Tue, Mar 7

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T158360: RFC: Disabling LocalisationUpdate on WMF wikis.

I can certainly see how going from daily to weekly updates would be a hard sell.

Tue, Mar 7, 1:17 AM · ArchCom-Has-shepherd, I18n, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, ArchCom-RfC
MZMcBride added a comment to T107515: Setup alerting for l10nupdate.

What does this task mean? Can someone please expand the task description or close this task?

Tue, Mar 7, 1:08 AM · Monitoring, Deployment-Systems

Sun, Mar 5

MZMcBride added a comment to T159095: Page: namespace pages are now being recorded as transcluded on the Index: page rather than links.

I replied here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:MZMcBride&diff=16380939&oldid=16376682.

Sun, Mar 5, 12:24 AM · Wikisource, ProofreadPage

Sat, Mar 4

MZMcBride added a comment to T150959: Integrate a feedback page link in Recent Changes Beta filters.

it's pretty reasonable to ask whether using Flow (which has now been disabled on both the English Wikipedia and Meta-Wiki) is still prudent.

consider taking the discussion to that place if you wish to continue that conversation

Sat, Mar 4, 12:48 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-07_(1.29.0-wmf.15)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Collaboration-Community-Engagement, Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page
MZMcBride added a comment to T159493: Data integrity issue with enwiki_p user_groups on Wikimedia Tool Labs (missing rows).

Thanks for the quick fix! I replied to the two users who were asking about the issue: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:BernsteinBot&oldid=768473485#Train2104_not_shown_as_extended_confirmed.

Sat, Mar 4, 12:43 AM · Labs-Infrastructure, Labs, DBA
MZMcBride added a comment to T62399: When moving, warn if people try to move to Foo:Foo:Bar (repeated namespace).

This could be fairly annoying if the site intentionally uses page titles like this – the only one I'm aware of is German Wikipedia,

What would be a solution?

Sat, Mar 4, 12:36 AM · Patch-For-Review, Easy, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride edited the description of T50239: Special:MovePage's namespace dropdown menu needs further thought.
Sat, Mar 4, 12:30 AM · Editing-Department, Design, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride edited the description of T50239: Special:MovePage's namespace dropdown menu needs further thought.
Sat, Mar 4, 12:28 AM · Editing-Department, Design, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Fri, Mar 3

MZMcBride added a comment to T150959: Integrate a feedback page link in Recent Changes Beta filters.

For maximum inclusiveness, it may help to make sure that the target is a wikitext talk page. (Unless this feature is predominantly targeted to Flow-using users.)

No. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Beta_Features/Package#Release_Requirements and consider taking the discussion to that place if you wish to continue that conversation.

Fri, Mar 3, 11:24 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-07_(1.29.0-wmf.15)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Collaboration-Community-Engagement, Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page
MZMcBride added a comment to T159493: Data integrity issue with enwiki_p user_groups on Wikimedia Tool Labs (missing rows).

Related question: in scripts, I connect to enwiki_p for the database name and enwiki.labsdb for the database host name. Should I update my scripts to point elsewhere?

Fri, Mar 3, 8:43 PM · Labs-Infrastructure, Labs, DBA
MZMcBride added a comment to T159493: Data integrity issue with enwiki_p user_groups on Wikimedia Tool Labs (missing rows).

@MZMcBride , why wait when you can go NOW and test the new servers? As many told you, enwiki is there now and fixed. :-)

Fri, Mar 3, 8:42 PM · Labs-Infrastructure, Labs, DBA
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a 100 token.
Fri, Mar 3, 1:59 PM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Thu, Mar 2

MZMcBride created T159493: Data integrity issue with enwiki_p user_groups on Wikimedia Tool Labs (missing rows).
Thu, Mar 2, 11:11 PM · Labs-Infrastructure, Labs, DBA
Keegan awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a Love token.
Thu, Mar 2, 11:09 PM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride added a comment to T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki.

@Dereckson: I missed the discussion in #wikimedia-operations. I'm trying to better understand the status of this task. Are you unwilling to deploy https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/333860?

Thu, Mar 2, 7:18 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Tue, Feb 28

MZMcBride added a comment to T159202: gerritbot should report which repository a patch is for.

Was this task also supposed to cover the "merged by" message?

Tue, Feb 28, 11:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, GerritBot
MZMcBride updated subscribers of T159202: gerritbot should report which repository a patch is for.
Tue, Feb 28, 5:57 AM · Patch-For-Review, GerritBot
MZMcBride edited the description of T159202: gerritbot should report which repository a patch is for.
Tue, Feb 28, 5:56 AM · Patch-For-Review, GerritBot
MZMcBride added a comment to T159202: gerritbot should report which repository a patch is for.

Example: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T76291#3056501.

Tue, Feb 28, 5:56 AM · Patch-For-Review, GerritBot

Mon, Feb 27

MZMcBride added a comment to T159095: Page: namespace pages are now being recorded as transcluded on the Index: page rather than links.

https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Index:On_an_Evolutionist_Theory_of_Axioms.djvu&action=edit has {{index transcluded|transcluded=yes}} in the "Table of Contents" text area. Is this relevant?

Mon, Feb 27, 3:12 AM · Wikisource, ProofreadPage
MZMcBride added a comment to T108557: Review and deploy UrlShortener extension to Wikimedia wikis.

In a database.

That's what URL shortener is doing. It appears to me you're proposing to create a special narrow-purpose URL shortener to avoid usage of general-purpose URL shortener. I don't see much sense in that.

Mon, Feb 27, 3:04 AM · Wikimedia-Multiple-active-datacenters, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Sun, Feb 26

MZMcBride created P4985 (An Untitled Masterwork).
Sun, Feb 26, 5:25 PM

Sat, Feb 25

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

why are we putting the full query in the URL?

Where would you put it otherwise? If you're sharing URLs, URL is the only place you can place the query in.

Sat, Feb 25, 7:59 AM · Wikimedia-Multiple-active-datacenters, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Fri, Feb 24

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

as a note, there is the discussion at Wikidata that discussed that they had a desire for a url shortener for use at query.wikidata.org. At the moment that service spits out tinyurl which they cannot use on WD. So there is some desire for some internal means to generate these at least in some automated and protected means.

Fri, Feb 24, 5:22 AM · Wikimedia-Multiple-active-datacenters, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
MZMcBride added a comment to T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki.

I strongly agree with MarcoAurelio. Installing Flow on Meta-Wiki never had consensus and there's now a strong consensus to remove the extension completely. The discussion even specifically addressed whether this meant removing Flow from all pages or completely uninstalling the extension.

Fri, Feb 24, 12:34 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Thu, Feb 23

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

Nobody is responding at all to these and it's been 5 months again. Will it ever be deployed?

Thu, Feb 23, 7:06 AM · Wikimedia-Multiple-active-datacenters, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Feb 18 2017

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T71445: Implement a sane code-review process for MediaWiki JS/CSS pages on Wikimedia sites.

Everybody is welcome to contribute ideas, create tasks, start polls, etc. but you need an engineer to do the engineering. When I say "engineers" I'm not referring to Wikimedia Foundation staff. Instead, it should fully embrace open source.

Feb 18 2017, 7:12 PM · Developer-Wishlist (2017), Developer-Relations, Gadgets, Security-General, JavaScript, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride updated subscribers of T38471: Gerrit needs a very wide screen or has big horizontal scroll.

The problem (screenshot of current deployment, no changes):

Screenshot with Iaedbea9b5f43ac,ps3 applied:

Feb 18 2017, 6:49 PM · Gerrit
MZMcBride updated subscribers of T158276: Give user control over reply indentation level when using Flow.

Is that a dup of one of the subtasks of T108998: Flow's indentation model (tracking)?

Feb 18 2017, 6:39 PM · Flow, Collaboration-Team-Triage
MZMcBride added a comment to T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki.

I asked for a status update regarding T154816: Migrate ORES_paper flow board from Meta to Mediawiki.org at T154816#3038183. This task turns three years old in a couple of days. ;-) But more seriously, I'd like to see this task resolved in the next week or two. March 1 seems like a reasonable deadline.

Feb 18 2017, 6:32 PM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride added a comment to T154816: Migrate ORES_paper flow board from Meta to Mediawiki.org.

@Nemo_bis, that would be disruptive. What harm does it cause to leave this one Flow board enabled "for a few days" while we work out how to transfer?

Feb 18 2017, 3:02 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import, Flow

Feb 16 2017

Nemo_bis awarded T158276: Give user control over reply indentation level when using Flow a Pterodactyl token.
Feb 16 2017, 6:42 PM · Flow, Collaboration-Team-Triage
MZMcBride created T158276: Give user control over reply indentation level when using Flow.
Feb 16 2017, 4:56 AM · Flow, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Feb 12 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T119366: Disable caching on the main page for anonymous users.

I believe the day magic words/parser functions have some special logic that reduces the parser cache time.

Feb 12 2017, 11:11 PM · Traffic, Operations, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride added a comment to T119366: Disable caching on the main page for anonymous users.

trwiki is using {{#time:Y-m-d}} which again is incompatible with any type of caching.

Feb 12 2017, 11:04 PM · Traffic, Operations, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Feb 11 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T157734: Add threading to captcha.py.

You saved Florian's code as captcha-old.py?

Feb 11 2017, 11:24 PM · Patch-For-Review, Performance, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension)
MZMcBride added a comment to T154346: Provide "wikitext" means of accessing arbitrary wiki page's default category sort key.

One thought brought up during discussion of T154738 was changing the default behavior of sorting talk pages so that talk pages sort by the subject-space's default category sort key. For example, in the case of the subject-space page "Barack_Obama", if this subject-space page had a default category sort key of "Obama, Barack", then the page "Talk:Barack_Obama" would automatically default to using this sort key, unless otherwise specifically overridden on the talk page via {{DEFAULTSORT:}}.

Feb 11 2017, 4:54 AM · Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-ParserFunctions, MediaWiki-Parser, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride changed the status of T154738: RFC: Accessing page properties from wiki pages from "Open" to "Stalled".
Feb 11 2017, 4:48 AM · Parsing-Team, ArchCom-RfC, RfC

Feb 9 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T157529: Accept GNU Taler for donations.

This task is stalled, then?

Feb 9 2017, 10:45 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-DonationInterface

Feb 8 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T157145: Sharing on Twitter doesn't use the Cards format..

But how to resolve, you will ask. See T51859#2708806. We would need to actually duplicate <title> and <meta description>. Given that the <head> section of MediaWiki pages on our cluster are quite clean I would oppose such a significant duplication, if the only benefiting stakeholder is a single, proprietary, commercial service.

Feb 8 2017, 3:00 AM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-14_(1.29.0-wmf.12)), User-notice, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-07_(1.29.0-wmf.11)), User-Nikerabbit, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Feb 7 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T22153: Implement global gadgets (WMF-wide) a Love token.
Feb 7 2017, 12:44 PM · Developer-Relations, Community-Tech, Epic, Gadgets
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a Love token.
Feb 7 2017, 9:40 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Feb 6 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T157214: Expire time on 404 is too high (Wikipedia).

Can you please specify which HTTP header(s) you're referring to and provide an example URL?

Feb 6 2017, 6:26 AM · Operations

Feb 5 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T156971: Deploy mediawiki-Dashiki extension to meta.wikimedia.org.

I think this task is blocked on deploying and populating a Config namespace on Meta-Wiki? Looking at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:PrefixIndex/Config:, these pages are all currently in a pseudo-namespace.

Feb 5 2017, 2:18 AM · Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Feb 4 2017

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T156971: Deploy mediawiki-Dashiki extension to meta.wikimedia.org.

I'm wondering: how do I move this forward, the instructions about deployment seem to stop at this phase.

Feb 4 2017, 10:44 PM · Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Feb 3 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T156971: Deploy mediawiki-Dashiki extension to meta.wikimedia.org.

Does the security review have an associated Phabricator Maniphest task? Were there notes from the review?

Feb 3 2017, 1:19 AM · Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Feb 1 2017

MZMcBride renamed T156784: Expiring userrights: prevent circumventing of local removal restrictions from "Expiring userrights: prevent circunventing of local removal restrictions" to "Expiring userrights: prevent circumventing of local removal restrictions".
Feb 1 2017, 12:42 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-07_(1.29.0-wmf.11)), Patch-For-Review, Stewards-and-global-tools (Temporary-UserRights), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jan 29 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T155830: Enable "Wikimedia DE Policy News Update" RSS feed on meta.wikimedia.org.

This is fine to move forward.

Jan 29 2017, 6:00 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride changed the status of T155830: Enable "Wikimedia DE Policy News Update" RSS feed on meta.wikimedia.org from "Stalled" to "Open".
Jan 29 2017, 5:59 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride created T156570: Investigate issues with wikitech-static.wikimedia.org.
Jan 29 2017, 4:19 AM · Operations, wikitech.wikimedia.org, Labs

Jan 28 2017

Restricted Application added a project to T72164: CirrusSearch should be able to sort results by time: Discovery-Search.
Jan 28 2017, 8:01 AM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch
MZMcBride added a comment to T40403: Sortable search results.

I'm re-opening this task for further consideration. The primary argument against adding sort options seems to be that Google search doesn't do this. Who cares and how is that relevant?

Jan 28 2017, 7:50 AM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch
MZMcBride added a comment to T156493: Make search results filterable (or sortable) by date.

I think this task should be marked as a duplicate of T40403: Sortable search results.

Jan 28 2017, 7:42 AM · Discovery, Discovery-Search, CirrusSearch
MZMcBride reopened T40403: Sortable search results as "Open".

I'm re-opening this task for further consideration. The primary argument against adding sort options seems to be that Google search doesn't do this. Who cares and how is that relevant?

Jan 28 2017, 7:41 AM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch
Restricted Application added a project to T40403: Sortable search results: Discovery-Search.
Jan 28 2017, 3:20 AM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch
Restricted Application added a project to T64879: CirrusSearch: Allow users to search for pages modified "recently": Discovery-Search.
Jan 28 2017, 3:20 AM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch
Harej awarded T29311: Add a "create a page" interface to MediaWiki core a Like token.
Jan 28 2017, 1:29 AM · Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Jan 25 2017

Restricted Application added a project to T102476: RFC: Requirements for change propagation: Analytics.
Jan 25 2017, 11:00 PM · Analytics, ArchCom-RfC, Services (watching), ArchCom-Has-shepherd, EventBus, RfC, Wikidata
MZMcBride added a comment to T59617: Make watchlist table available as curated foo_p.watchlist_count on labsdb.

@MZMcBride can you test it, even if T59617#2893932 is still pending?

Jan 25 2017, 6:40 PM · DBA, Labs
MZMcBride added a comment to T18765: Write a maintenance script to refresh category member counts.

You didn't like the "Basing it on a percentage of pageviews (.01% of page views purge the count)" suggestion? The idea was that you could re-calculate the category membership counts when random.randint(1, 10000) % 5 == 0 or str(random.random()).endswith('5') or something like that. Obviously most requests don't hit MediaWiki, but enough do that this would probably work for at least popular categories.

Jan 25 2017, 4:34 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts, MediaWiki-Categories, WorkType-NewFunctionality
MZMcBride added a comment to T156219: Give +2 rights to yurik on mediawiki and maps-dev groups.

This seems reasonable to me. Thank you!

Jan 25 2017, 4:25 AM · Repository-Ownership-Requests
MZMcBride added a comment to T59617: Make watchlist table available as curated foo_p.watchlist_count on labsdb.

Another request for this data for frwiki_p: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:BernsteinBot&oldid=761842390#On_frwiki.

Jan 25 2017, 3:14 AM · DBA, Labs
MZMcBride added a comment to T154738: RFC: Accessing page properties from wiki pages.

I posted to wikitech-l: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2017-January/087441.html.

Jan 25 2017, 2:51 AM · Parsing-Team, ArchCom-RfC, RfC

Jan 24 2017

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T154738: RFC: Accessing page properties from wiki pages.

@MZMcBride yes, indeed. I was traveling and forgot to ping you about this, sorry. Will you be available for the IRC meeting at 2pm PST on January 25?

Jan 24 2017, 11:43 PM · Parsing-Team, ArchCom-RfC, RfC
Shizhao awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a Heartbreak token.
Jan 24 2017, 4:05 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride renamed T156093: [rollback: 0 edits] displayed if refreshing Special:Contributions directly after the edit has been made from "[rollback: 0 edits] dispalyed if refreshing Special:Contributions directly after the edit has been made" to "[rollback: 0 edits] displayed if refreshing Special:Contributions directly after the edit has been made".
Jan 24 2017, 4:03 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride added a comment to T154816: Migrate ORES_paper flow board from Meta to Mediawiki.org.

I left a relevant comment at T63729#2963875.

Jan 24 2017, 3:59 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import, Flow
MZMcBride added a comment to T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki.

I think it's reasonable to wait for T154816: Migrate ORES_paper flow board from Meta to Mediawiki.org to be resolved, if possible, but we should set a firm deadline. Is four weeks enough time?

Jan 24 2017, 3:59 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride edited the description of T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki.
Jan 24 2017, 3:57 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jan 23 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T2156: Add section edit link for 0th section of a page/article.

Disruptive?

Jan 23 2017, 5:26 AM · Reading-Web-Backlog, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Jan 19 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T154738: RFC: Accessing page properties from wiki pages.

According to https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2017-January/087406.html, this task is up for discussion at the next IRC meeting. I guess that would be Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (E464)?

Jan 19 2017, 5:48 AM · Parsing-Team, ArchCom-RfC, RfC

Jan 18 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T129842: Launch the Wikimedia "Code Review Special Interest Group".

@Qgil: yes, it might be a good topic for Wikimedia-Developer-Summit (2017), however, I won't be attending the summit in January. It was decided that some of Release-Engineering-Team will skip the summit in order to save some of our team travel budget for a team off-site in the spring.

Jan 18 2017, 5:03 AM · ArchCom-RfC, RfC, Developer-Relations, ArchCom
MZMcBride added a comment to T50623: Add user-agent variable for abuse filtering.

I think we can close this as a dupe of T40297.

Jan 18 2017, 1:44 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, AbuseFilter
MZMcBride added a comment to T99483: Divide XML dumps by page.page_namespace (and figure out what to do with the "pages-articles" dump).

I wouldn't know what to write, but I can forward.

Jan 18 2017, 1:05 AM · Dumps-Generation
MZMcBride edited the description of T99483: Divide XML dumps by page.page_namespace (and figure out what to do with the "pages-articles" dump).
Jan 18 2017, 12:31 AM · Dumps-Generation
MZMcBride renamed T99483: Divide XML dumps by page.page_namespace (and figure out what to do with the "pages-articles" dump) from ""pages-articles" XML dumps need further thought and consideration" to "Divide XML dumps by page.page_namespace (and figure out what to do with the "pages-articles" dump)".
Jan 18 2017, 12:27 AM · Dumps-Generation

Jan 16 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T130569: Enable Phurl for all users of phabricator.wikimedia.org.

It looks like the Phurl application is installed and enabled here, but nobody has access to create new URLs?

Jan 16 2017, 5:21 PM · Documentation, Phabricator
abian awarded T153563: Consider switching to HTTPS for Wikidata query service links a Dislike token.
Jan 16 2017, 12:51 PM · Operations, Traffic, HTTPS, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery

Jan 15 2017

whym awarded T18816: Log actions should support bot flag (e.g. to hide from Special:RecentChanges) a Cookie token.
Jan 15 2017, 12:16 PM · MediaWiki-Logging, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Jan 14 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T150132: Wikimedia blog descriptions in tech blog RSS feed for some posts are bad.

Searching around a bit, this looks like WordPress stupidity: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&q=pixel.wp.com%20rss.

Jan 14 2017, 1:50 AM · Wikimedia-Blog