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For anyone curious, the closest document to an actual "RFC" appears to be https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Projects/NewMobileWebsite.
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Just for my notes, one of the angry cats currently lives here: https://www.mediawiki.org/w/skins/Timeless/resources/images/cat-grey.svg?a5931.
Chrome, I think. The issue may have already been resolved.
Aug 30 2017
It's also not clear to me why a trash icon is being used in the date picker. Would an "X" work better? That's what's being used with the media type input already:
Aug 29 2017
Sounds good to me.
Aug 26 2017
Do you think re-using the name "Flow" in the future would be wise? That seems guaranteed to cause confusion. "Flow" as a name for wiki forum discussion software is as nice a name as any. I'm not sure renaming the MediaWiki extension is prudent.
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Jul 26 2017
There are user scripts that still reference this old tool: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=mzmcbride+watcher+intitle%3Ajs&title=Special:Search&profile=all&fulltext=1. As Jaime notes, we have https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=English_Wikipedia&action=info#mw-pageinfo-watchers now. My guess is that some custom user script that @Samtar loads was recently updated to remove the (broken) link.
Jul 25 2017
It's difficult for me to figure out whether this task is related to Wikimedia wikis or to MediaWiki generally. Are you proposing adding a "jscurator" user group on Wikimedia wikis? If so, I think you'd need to discuss that at Meta-Wiki for a global user group or on a local Wikimedia wiki for a site-specific user group. My understanding for Wikimedia wikis is that we already have https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Interface_editors, which sounds very similar to the "jscurators" group you're possibly proposing here.
Jul 15 2017
Jul 13 2017
I think this task is related to T168480 and https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/364007. The unicorn you're referring to is now living in Git history, I believe. If you clone the operations/puppet.git repository, you can run a command like git show ed5e3169f4c538679ebff1294d66046453a6b2b8~1:modules/toollabs/files/40-toolsbeta-bastion-banner.sh to see the previous message.
For what it's worth, there's previously been disagreement about whether a "contribs" link being red or blue is a feature. Some people think it violates the principle that "Special:Contributions/Foo" is an existent interface page and should naturally be blue. Others find the subtle behavior override (i.e., turning the "contribs" link red if the associated user has not edited or does not exist) to be convenient and welcome.
Jul 12 2017
If you're going to spend time rewriting these tools, why not just make them properly supported MediaWiki extensions or add them to MediaWiki core?
Jul 7 2017
This task feels very "we should build a gun today and we can worry about what we're going to shoot or not in the future."
We definitely should not re-use or re-number namespace IDs if possible. Bots and scripts rely on these and it would create future confusion. We have plenty of other positive integers to choose from. :-)
Jul 6 2017
A CSS class seems reasonable to me. I don't think a user preference is needed. The default styling (if any) can be overridden by users using user subpage CSS, but that seems like a very uncommon use-case that is not worth the Special:Preferences user interface clutter.
Are there existing tasks in this Phabricator installation that could be immediately tagged with a #MetaWiki-Gadgets (or #Meta-Wiki-Gadgets) project/tag?
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MariaDB [enwiki_p]> select count(*) from page_assessments; +----------+ | count(*) | +----------+ | 16787476 | +----------+ 1 row in set (16.25 sec)
bd808 found this:
Who manages this group?
Jun 21 2017
Jun 20 2017
Sorry, I misunderstood the scope of this task. I thought this task was about Wikimedia Labs using row-based replication, not Wikimedia production. I think I'm actually looking for T138967: Labs database replica drift.
What's the status of this task? The previous comment is from over a year ago.
@jcrespo can answer much better than I can, but in my experience, these types of data integrity issues on Tool Labs are very common. And every time they're brought up, someone threatens "ROW-based replication" that will allegedly solve all of these problems.
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I'm not happy about how T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories was handled, though it's weirdly a case of not using +2 and instead bypassing Gerrit altogether, which for some reason is apparently possible.
Jun 13 2017
Now that we have https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:ContentHandler, we could more easily and dramatically improve the sidebar editing interface, while keeping the existing MediaWiki:Sidebar wiki page implementation, if we wanted to.
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Jun 7 2017
@Tgr: I'm struggling to see how you filing this task, reviewing https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/355875 with a +1, and then merging the changeset yourself (+2) is kosher. You have a pretty clear conflict of interest with respect to this change.
Adding this file to every Git repository seems like a completely ridiculous idea.
Jun 2 2017
This task looks like a duplicate of T103637: Consider auto-completing of "insource:" and other magic prefixes when using search inputs (perhaps similar to Gerrit).
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PhantomJS is pretty much dead: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/phantomjs/9aI5d-LDuNE.
May 9 2017
Possibly related to https://secure.phabricator.com/T10448, which has recent activity.
Bleh, yet another global configuration variable.
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One of the biggest issues we've had with pings/notifications is the lack of feedback for the ping sender regarding if a ping was successfully made/sent to a recipient. This is largely due to the various hidden requirements for a ping to be successful (less than a certain number of users, a certain type of link, must include a timestamp in the edit, etc.). We should consider how this task relates to sent ping notification: if a receiving user is on a block/ignore list, will we tell the ping sender that the ping was sent successfully, will we say it was blocked, will we say nothing at all, or something else?
Apr 25 2017
Apr 23 2017
We could just get rid of the text on the signup page altogether. Does anyone still want it there? This wouldn't address the default values, but it would reduce the visibility dramatically.
Thank you both for reconsidering this.
Apr 22 2017
Yay! :D Thank you both for getting this fixed.
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Example of the file description strapline bar: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/File:Protection_form_with_Simple_Security.png.
Apr 6 2017
I imagine most of the information about this ParserMigration extension is in this task or in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Html5Depurate.