MZMcBride (MZMcBride)
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Recent Activity

Wed, Oct 17

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.

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

Sun, Oct 14

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.

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

Thu, Oct 11

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).

Thu, Oct 11, 4:38 AM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n

Sat, Oct 6

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

Tue, Oct 2

Krenair awarded T205224: Revisit inability to thank bots a Cookie token.
Tue, Oct 2, 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.
Tue, Oct 2, 4:13 AM · Front-end-Standards-Group, Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), Developer-Wishlist (Next), Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, JavaScript
MZMcBride added a comment to T205908: Unable to change visibility of log entries on at least metawiki, outreachwiki and wikimania2018wiki.

I can confirm this buggy behavior on Meta-Wiki. I was able to replicate the issue described in the task description.

Tue, Oct 2, 12:57 AM · Regression, MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Revision-deletion
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account a Dislike token.
Tue, Oct 2, 12:55 AM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Sun, Sep 23

MZMcBride created T205224: Revisit inability to thank bots.
Sun, Sep 23, 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-or-Unknown
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-or-Unknown

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, User-Urbanecm, Wiki-Setup (Create)

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, 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 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 · Patch-For-Review, 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 · Readers-Web-Backlog (Readers-Web-Kanbanana-Board-2018-19-Q2), 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 · Readers-Web-Backlog (Readers-Web-Kanbanana-Board-2018-19-Q2), 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 · monitoring, 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 Goat 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-or-Unknown

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

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 · 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 · Core Platform Team Backlog (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 · Core Platform Team Backlog (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, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions

Mar 13 2018

Mgns awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Goat token.
Mar 13 2018, 2:46 PM · Phabricator

Mar 12 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T41610: Scribunto should support global module invocations a Love token.
Mar 12 2018, 4:39 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto
MZMcBride created T189430: Support skipping column names when using `sql` on Tool Labs.
Mar 12 2018, 3:47 AM · Patch-For-Review, Tools

Mar 8 2018

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T188244: Develop an easy to use workflow to monitor new developer patches that land in Gerrit.

@Nemo_bis wrote the wiki report in September 2013: https://github.com/nemobis/gerrit-reports/commit/93858c6c829e17dc030af001f057f04282879685#diff-47f89ceb825fcc72b0b09ddfbf9f99a4.

Mar 8 2018, 5:32 AM · Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun-2018)

Mar 7 2018

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T186463: Uninstall Flow from Commons.

@Jdforrester-WMF weighed in on Commons in September 2017, apparently:

Mar 7 2018, 3:23 PM · Growth-Team, Commons, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions

Mar 5 2018

Harej awarded T57455: Provide dynamic report of differences between replica databases and production databases a Like token.
Mar 5 2018, 10:41 PM · DBA, Cloud-Services, Wikimedia-Labs-General

Mar 3 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T188577: Add a config setting making all Flow boards read-only.

As far as I know, we have already invested time and energy into creating a proper process to remove Flow from a wiki. We did this with the English Wikipedia (cf. T148611: Plan to disable Flow on Enwiki). From my perspective, adding a configuration variable and additional complexity to the Flow extension and then indefinitely continuing to keep Flow installed on some wikis is a bad approach, both socially and technically. It saddles the wiki with technical debt, with no return on investment, and it creates a higher maintenance burden in order to achieve the same functional result as uninstalling the extension altogether. In the process, rather than respecting the community's wishes, you deliberately subvert them and engender ill will.

Mar 3 2018, 7:25 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-13 (1.31.0-wmf.25)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions
MZMcBride added a comment to T186463: Uninstall Flow from Commons.
Mar 3 2018, 5:59 AM · Growth-Team, Commons, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions
Krinkle awarded T22153: Implement global gadgets (WMF-wide) a Orange Medal token.
Mar 3 2018, 1:42 AM · Developer-Advocacy, Epic, Gadgets

Feb 28 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T177018: "passwordtoopopular" message string uses the incorrect term "more unique".

Another potential wording: Please choose a password that is more difficult to guess.

Feb 28 2018, 6:37 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-20 (1.31.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, goodfirstbug, I18n, Voice & Tone, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Feb 26 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T30813: Create special page for finding redirects to fragments/sections that don't exist.

Another idea is to use the Linter extension and its framework to add a tracking category to redirect pages that have invalid/broken section anchors. This would require getting the Linter extension to work with a non-Parsoid "external service" and would require solving the challenges @Bawolff mentions about manually added IDs.

Feb 26 2018, 12:03 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Redirects

Feb 24 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T18068: New page: Special:Whois / Special:AboutIP.

What do you think this task is proposing? A whois service operated by Wikimedia Foundation Inc.? Or a Special page in a MediaWiki extension or in MediaWiki core that queries other whois services? Or some combination of the two?

Feb 24 2018, 8:53 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests
MZMcBride added a comment to T188184: LoginNotify should allow users to report malicious login attempts.

What does further investigation mean in this context? What possible actions can result from this further investigation?

Feb 24 2018, 8:44 PM · Epic, User-Huji, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
MZMcBride added a comment to T18068: New page: Special:Whois / Special:AboutIP.

We already have a Special page that exposes a user's IP address information, of course: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Version. It's just not very visible information given the HTML:

Feb 24 2018, 8:28 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests

Feb 23 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T188063: add immediate save button to CodeEditor (live editing).

This sounds similar to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Drafts.

Feb 23 2018, 4:39 AM · CodeEditor

Feb 14 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T187285: Magic word on English WP to replace Wikidata short descriptions.

Oh, I think I see what's being described here now. You want the ability to override (replace) the default Wikidata short descriptions that appear in some search results.

Feb 14 2018, 6:08 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata
MZMcBride added a comment to T187285: Magic word on English WP to replace Wikidata short descriptions.

I'm having difficulty understanding this task. I found https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1137931, which seems to be the example used here.

Feb 14 2018, 5:57 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata
MZMcBride added a project to T103281: "What links here" for article sections: goodfirstbug.

For a page such as https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Public_key_certificate&hidelinks=1, it'd be nice to know that "OV certificate" actually links to "Public key certificate#Organization validation" specifically. Outputting this information on the same line as the result seems fine.

Feb 14 2018, 5:50 AM · Patch-For-Review, goodfirstbug, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Feb 9 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T185607: Provide an inline discussion feature, "DiscussThis".

If the use-case is "I want to discuss a particular block of text from a wiki page," wouldn't the simplest and quickest implementation be a JavaScript script that copies the text and inserts it into <blockquote> tags in a new talk page section? It could even include a permalink to the exact version of the wiki page. Maybe we should build that first, see if anyone uses it or likes it, and then discuss this significantly larger engineering undertaking.

Feb 9 2018, 2:55 PM · Growth-Team, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Plugins, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions, VisualEditor, TechCom-RFC

Feb 6 2018

He7d3r awarded T38881: Wiktionary needs usable API a Love token.
Feb 6 2018, 3:31 PM · Lexicographical data, Wikidata, WorkType-NewFunctionality, MediaWiki-API, Wiktionary, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride added a project to T186573: Add information about hidden fields (e.g., userhidden, commenthidden, sha1hidden, etc.) to api.php documentation: goodfirstbug.

<legoktm> We could mention it in the rvprop docs for each parameter
<legoktm> "user: User that made the revision. (note: if the user has been revision deleted, a "userhidden" property will be returned)

Feb 6 2018, 2:45 PM · goodfirstbug, MediaWiki-API, Documentation, MediaWiki-Documentation
MZMcBride created T186573: Add information about hidden fields (e.g., userhidden, commenthidden, sha1hidden, etc.) to api.php documentation.
Feb 6 2018, 4:09 AM · goodfirstbug, MediaWiki-API, Documentation, MediaWiki-Documentation

Feb 2 2018

MZMcBride committed R2061:3796b66657c6: Add `linkedmiscapitalizations.py`. (authored by MZMcBride).
Add `linkedmiscapitalizations.py`.
Feb 2 2018, 11:31 PM

Jan 22 2018

Restricted Application added a project to T55132: Notifications are not sent when a user mentions another if the signature of the sender contains localized namespaces: Collaboration-Team-Triage.
Jan 22 2018, 3:05 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, I18n, Notifications
MZMcBride added a comment to T185417: Bureaucrats on WMF wikis to add/remove 'accountcreator' by default.

@MZMcBride I'm talking about the user right, not about restricting who/when/how to create accounts. That has nothing to do with this ticket.

Jan 22 2018, 3:00 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Site-requests, User-MarcoAurelio

Jan 21 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T2470: Provide a 'user-watchlist' that lists all recent contributions of a set of users.

I wonder if this has been prematurely closed.

[...]

I believe this task should be reopened.

Jan 21 2018, 3:56 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, Category, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
MZMcBride added a comment to T185417: Bureaucrats on WMF wikis to add/remove 'accountcreator' by default.

I've long been baffled by the high amount of bureaucracy and overhead regarding account creation. We have people who do basically nothing else except create accounts via custom interfaces. Why is this? Does it make any sense to continue to support and enable this practice? For nearly all users, they should be able to create/register an account themselves. Why is a separate group, across hundreds of wikis, needed? Why is separate tooling needed? It doesn't make any sense to me.

Jan 21 2018, 3:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Site-requests, User-MarcoAurelio

Jan 12 2018

rafidaslam awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Manufacturing Defect? token.
Jan 12 2018, 12:35 AM · Phabricator
nikitavbv awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a The World Burns token.
Jan 12 2018, 12:25 AM · Phabricator

Jan 11 2018

MZMcBride added a comment to T91162: RFC: Shadow namespaces.

@brion: Should this task still be assigned to you? I think not, given that the concept of "shepherd" has gone away now?

Jan 11 2018, 4:51 AM · Wikimedia-Developer-Summit (2017), TechCom-RFC

Jan 9 2018

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

Given that any idiot vandal can come along and permanently add multiple rows to the revision table (and thousands of them regularly do!) and given that we're already dealing with other massively large database tables such as pagelinks or categorylinks, it's pretty difficult for me to care about logging growing very moderately to include page creations. I understand and appreciate that disk space and other resources are finite and that large tables can require more maintenance, but this seems like a particularly arbitrary place to draw a line.

Jan 9 2018, 2:50 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-06-05 (1.32.0-wmf.7)), MediaWiki-Logging, User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing, TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride added a comment to T12331: Introduce page creation log.

In my opinion, it should be possible to look at the logs (i.e., Special:Log/Page_title) of a wiki page in MediaWiki and see a chronology of "major" actions taken to the page. For a standard page, this would include page creation, page renaming, page protections, and page patrolling. For certain pages, this would also include page deletion. We're already doing most of this logging, we're just not including page creation in the logs, somewhat inexplicably. I think we should address this omission in this task.

Jan 9 2018, 6:17 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-06-05 (1.32.0-wmf.7)), MediaWiki-Logging, User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing, TechCom-RFC, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jan 2 2018

MZMcBride committed R2061:bd1ee0325af5: Sync `reports/enwiki/emptycats.py` with wiki configuration page edits. (authored by MZMcBride).
Sync `reports/enwiki/emptycats.py` with wiki configuration page edits.
Jan 2 2018, 6:16 AM

Dec 30 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T73275: Add alias for or rename Special:CentralAuth.

Well it should probably be discussed more anyway :D

Dec 30 2017, 6:14 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), goodfirstbug, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth
MZMcBride renamed T73275: Add alias for or rename Special:CentralAuth from Add alias for Special:CentralAuth to Add alias for or rename Special:CentralAuth.
Dec 30 2017, 6:10 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), goodfirstbug, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth
MZMcBride added a comment to T73275: Add alias for or rename Special:CentralAuth.

Since this is a WMF-used extension, I assume someone needs to decide this / approve?

Dec 30 2017, 6:09 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), goodfirstbug, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth
MZMcBride added a comment to T73275: Add alias for or rename Special:CentralAuth.

Thanks for working on this. I'd prefer that the Special page be renamed to "Special:GlobalAccount" or maybe even "Special:AccountInfo" over keeping the existing "Special:CentralAuth" canonical name. That is, could we make "Special:CentralAuth" the alias and then rename this page to have a clearer and less jargon-y page title?

Dec 30 2017, 6:07 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), goodfirstbug, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth
MZMcBride added a comment to T155678: Provide an easy to use support system for contributors to ask technical questions .

If you have issues with that, explain your issues if you are interesting in solving issues. Accusing folks of "hijacking" isn't explaining your issue.

Dec 30 2017, 2:12 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Oct-Dec-2018), Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2018), Discourse, User-Tgr, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, TCB-Team

Dec 28 2017

MZMcBride updated the task description for T180854: Create discourse-mediawiki.wmflabs.org (pilot instance).
Dec 28 2017, 5:04 PM · Discourse, Developer-Advocacy (Jan-Mar-2018), cloud-services-team (Kanban), Operations
MZMcBride added a comment to T155678: Provide an easy to use support system for contributors to ask technical questions .

Let's consider the plan for a pilot approved. There has been enough support to start the pilot. Some concerns have been raised, but none of them are considered blockers for the pilot.

Dec 28 2017, 5:02 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Oct-Dec-2018), Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2018), Discourse, User-Tgr, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, TCB-Team