MZMcBride (MZMcBride)
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Oct 16 2014, 12:57 AM (140 w, 2 d)
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Recent Activity

Yesterday

Catalan awarded T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account a Like token.
Fri, Jun 23, 2:09 PM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Thu, Jun 22

MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: PageAssessments search for specific namespace yields DB error in one circumstance.
Thu, Jun 22, 4:40 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: PageAssessments search for specific namespace yields DB error in one circumstance.
MariaDB [enwiki_p]> select count(*) from page_assessments;
+----------+
| count(*) |
+----------+
| 16787476 |
+----------+
1 row in set (16.25 sec)
Thu, Jun 22, 4:33 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a project to T168600: Special:PageAssessments with specified limit is off by one: Easy.
Thu, Jun 22, 4:30 AM · Community-Tech, Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride created T168600: Special:PageAssessments with specified limit is off by one.
Thu, Jun 22, 4:29 AM · Community-Tech, Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: PageAssessments search for specific namespace yields DB error in one circumstance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:PageAssessments?project=&namespace=3&page_title=&limit=4 resulted in:

Thu, Jun 22, 4:23 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: PageAssessments search for specific namespace yields DB error in one circumstance.

bd808 found this:

Thu, Jun 22, 4:19 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a comment to T127904: Have fallback communication channel when freenode has problems.

An other IRC network (there are dozens of them), Google Hangouts and Slack are alternatives which do not have this problem. A Phabricator installation on a Rackspace VM should not be impacted either if we have some trouble, though it is important you can find its IP relatively easy somewhere (even if DNS is down).

Thu, Jun 22, 3:35 AM · Deployment-Systems, Operations
MZMcBride updated subscribers of T168579: Deploy a freenode server (again).

Someone like @mark or @faidon or @akosiaris will need to weigh in on this. I think there's still(?) a weekly operations meeting, but I'm not sure how tasks get added to its agenda.

Thu, Jun 22, 1:11 AM · Operations
MZMcBride added a comment to T168216: Review membership of "mediawiki" Gerrit group.

Who manages this group?

Thu, Jun 22, 1:07 AM · Repository-Ownership-Requests, Gerrit

Wed, Jun 21

MZMcBride added a comment to T138967: Labs database replica drift.

Cross-post from T166091: Labs database corruption:

SELECT pl_namespace, pl_title
 FROM page
 JOIN pagelinks ON pl_from = page_id
 WHERE page_namespace=0 AND page_title="Ajinkya_Rahane"
 AND pl_title LIKE "Ankit%";
 +--------------+--------------+
 | pl_namespace | pl_title     |
 +--------------+--------------+
 |            0 | Ankit_Sharma |
 +--------------+--------------+
Wed, Jun 21, 12:50 AM · Epic, Labs, DBA
MZMcBride updated the task description for T138967: Labs database replica drift.
Wed, Jun 21, 12:47 AM · Epic, Labs, DBA

Tue, Jun 20

MZMcBride added a comment to T109179: Migrate MySQLs to use ROW-based replication.

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.

Tue, Jun 20, 10:29 PM · Goal, Operations, DBA
MZMcBride added a comment to T109179: Migrate MySQLs to use ROW-based replication.

What's the status of this task? The previous comment is from over a year ago.

Tue, Jun 20, 3:39 AM · Goal, Operations, DBA
MZMcBride updated subscribers of T168349: enwiki_p logging vs logging_userindex returning dramatically different results.

@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.

Tue, Jun 20, 1:09 AM · DBA, Labs

Mon, Jun 19

MZMcBride created T168216: Review membership of "mediawiki" Gerrit group.
Mon, Jun 19, 1:13 AM · Repository-Ownership-Requests, Gerrit

Thu, Jun 15

MZMcBride added a comment to T48098: Disable miser mode ($wgMiserMode) on small wikis (wikis in small.dblist).

@jcrespo Do you have some thoughts on this topic? I'd like to create a list of ten s3 wikis, one latin, one non latin in each project, and see how they behave with more intensive queries for special pages. Is that acceptable from a dba point of view? Can you help to provide metrics?

Thu, Jun 15, 1:42 AM · DBA, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Wed, Jun 14

MZMcBride added a comment to T165860: Request for +2 rights on mediawiki/* for Ladsgroup.

Like @hashar, I am quite surprised to know he doesn't have +2 already, [...]

Wed, Jun 14, 3:28 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Repository-Ownership-Requests
MZMcBride added a comment to T165860: Request for +2 rights on mediawiki/* for Ladsgroup.

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.

Wed, Jun 14, 12:03 AM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Repository-Ownership-Requests

Tue, Jun 13

MZMcBride added a comment to T18943: Add some kind of GUI for sidebar customization.

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.

Tue, Jun 13, 4:20 AM · MediaWiki-Interface

Sat, Jun 10

MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

You were heavily involved in discussions surrounding this code of conduct; how is it appropriate for you, working with Matt F., to merge this changeset when there's such a clear conflict of interest?

Are you suggesting that people that are heavily involved in discussions can't merge changesets related to these discussions? :) That's absurd.

Sat, Jun 10, 2:00 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations

Fri, Jun 9

MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

Instead people are hastily and haphazardly spamming this file to repositories, bypassing Gerrit and other normal approval processes. This is unacceptable.

Point of clarification: this is acceptable. It's what I told people to do when questioned about the best way to do it. I said to push to Gerrit (not directly pushing) and setting them to auto-submit. The changes are all still in gerrit, they just didn't wait for someone to come along and +2. That would've been an even bigger waste of time.

Fri, Jun 9, 10:12 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations
MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

Dead horses aside, what's the status of this task?

Fri, Jun 9, 2:07 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations
MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

@MZMcBride by "a vested financial stake" you are attempting to imply that some management cabal in the Foundation coerced employees to vote in favor of the Code of Conduct? If so please do come out with any evidence you have to support this idea.

Fri, Jun 9, 1:21 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations
MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

Wikimedia the free knowledge movement is however very much the owner and steward of MediaWiki the FLOSS software project.

Fri, Jun 9, 12:06 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations

Wed, Jun 7

MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

@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.

Wed, Jun 7, 1:59 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations
MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

I'd propose that we should JFDI across all repos in Gerrit.

Wed, Jun 7, 1:51 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations
MZMcBride added a comment to T165540: Add CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md to Wikimedia repositories.

Adding this file to every Git repository seems like a completely ridiculous idea.

Wed, Jun 7, 4:27 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-13_(1.30.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Repository-Admins, Gerrit, GitHub-Mirrors, Developer-Relations

Fri, Jun 2

MZMcBride added a comment to T143310: Implement a way to access keywords such as "incategory", "intitle" via the Search special page.

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).

Fri, Jun 2, 12:46 AM · Advanced-Search, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist-Main-Wishes, German-Community-Wishlist

Mon, May 29

MZMcBride added a comment to T88044: Make rollback use POST instead of GET (use AJAX in GUI).

We'll keep the ticket updated.

Mon, May 29, 8:50 PM · Availability (Multiple-active-datacenters), User-notice, Notice, Performance-Team, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs

May 25 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

By the way, how would a bot do the job?

May 25 2017, 12:34 AM · ArchCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, ArchCom-RfC

May 24 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

I do also contest PerfektesChaos' claim he would like to see the issue resolved by templates in the German WP. I am part of the German WP a good time longer than he and I can assure that that community is absolutely template-hostile, and they explicitely decided against Vorlage:ISBN and Vorlage:PMID in 2007. The main reason is that the German WP community dislikes, and part of it hates, template within "Fließtext" as they call the part of source text outside infoboxes and categories.

May 24 2017, 10:51 PM · ArchCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, ArchCom-RfC

May 11 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T107588: EPIC: Detect and prevent UI regressions.

PhantomJS is pretty much dead: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/phantomjs/9aI5d-LDuNE.

May 11 2017, 3:02 PM · Epic, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, User-zeljkofilipin, Technical-Debt (RW-Tech-Debt), Reading-Web-Backlog, MobileFrontend

May 9 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T164813: Make it possible to filter Phabricator notifications by email on the project(s) they are part of.

Possibly related to https://secure.phabricator.com/T10448, which has recent activity.

May 9 2017, 6:06 AM
MZMcBride added a comment to T160003: Factor the JobQueue into the maxlag value.

Bleh, yet another global configuration variable.

May 9 2017, 5:29 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MediaWiki-API
MZMcBride added a comment to T160003: Factor the JobQueue into the maxlag value.

Change 347320 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/core@master] API: Optionally include in job queue size in maxlag

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/347320

May 9 2017, 5:27 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, MediaWiki-API

May 8 2017

Nemo_bis awarded T36325: MobileFrontend extension doesn't load MediaWiki:Common.css a Evil Spooky Haunted Tree token.
May 8 2017, 10:54 AM · Mobile, MobileFrontend-stable

May 5 2017

Framawiki awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Heartbreak token.
May 5 2017, 6:13 PM · Phabricator

May 4 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T150419: Allow users to restrict who can send them notifications.

Both non-Flow and Flow user talk should be exempt. If the user is able to post on your talk page, you should be notified.

100% agree. Blacklisting users from posting to your talk page is a different discussion (which I think is important to have, but not now as I don't want to conflate this topic.

May 4 2017, 1:55 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Anti-Harassment, User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q4-Apr-Jun-2017), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Notifications
MZMcBride added a comment to T150419: Allow users to restrict who can send them notifications.

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?

May 4 2017, 1:49 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Anti-Harassment, User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q4-Apr-Jun-2017), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Notifications

Apr 25 2017

MGChecker awarded T51087: Specify which edit was thanked in Special:Log/thanks, both for private and public records' sake, if configured to do so a Dislike token.
Apr 25 2017, 7:45 PM · Pywikibot-Thanks, Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks

Apr 23 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T56888: Fresh MW lists "-1 recent contributors" / Overhaul site_stats table.

@MZMcBride Those default values in the schema are only set if for some reason the row in site_stats is inserted without correctly inserting a value for this field. Theoretically this should never happen. We should never see code that does INSERT or REPLACE without explicitly setting all values of site_stats.

Apr 23 2017, 3:35 PM · Patch-For-Review, Schema-change, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-05-09_(1.30.0-wmf.1)), Ladies-That-FOSS-MediaWiki, MediaWiki-Installer, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
MZMcBride added a comment to T56888: Fresh MW lists "-1 recent contributors" / Overhaul site_stats table.

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.

Apr 23 2017, 7:22 AM · Patch-For-Review, Schema-change, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-05-09_(1.30.0-wmf.1)), Ladies-That-FOSS-MediaWiki, MediaWiki-Installer, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
MZMcBride added a comment to T56888: Fresh MW lists "-1 recent contributors" / Overhaul site_stats table.

The actual default of -1 may seem odd, but is what we do with the other fields as well. We now have all fields set to 0 or -1, except active_users, which now oddly defaults to '1'. It also means the default now shows more active users than users in total, which doesn't seem right (users: 0, active_users: 1).

Apr 23 2017, 7:09 AM · Patch-For-Review, Schema-change, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-05-09_(1.30.0-wmf.1)), Ladies-That-FOSS-MediaWiki, MediaWiki-Installer, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
MZMcBride updated subscribers of T161473: Stop requiring two-factor authentication for horizon.wikimedia.org.

Thank you both for reconsidering this.

Apr 23 2017, 4:12 AM · Labs, Horizon

Apr 22 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T56888: Fresh MW lists "-1 recent contributors" / Overhaul site_stats table.

Yay! :D Thank you both for getting this fixed.

Apr 22 2017, 3:57 AM · Patch-For-Review, Schema-change, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-05-09_(1.30.0-wmf.1)), Ladies-That-FOSS-MediaWiki, MediaWiki-Installer, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Apr 21 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T109994: Track transcoding-related tasks.

Any proposal on the name and the description of this project?
Do we have any page to link to, explaining "transcoding" functionality on Wikimedia servers?

Apr 21 2017, 6:13 AM · Multimedia, Project-Admins

Apr 19 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T145337: Parsoid should use the "mw" interwiki prefix instead of the "mediawikiwiki" one.

Done in revision 16613884. Pending sync.

Apr 19 2017, 3:34 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, User-Ryasmeen, Parsoid, VisualEditor

Apr 18 2017

TerraCodes awarded T28957: Write extension to retrieve global (Wikimedia wiki-wide) contributions for an IP or username a Like token.
Apr 18 2017, 4:49 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extension-requests
TerraCodes awarded T28957: Write extension to retrieve global (Wikimedia wiki-wide) contributions for an IP or username a Dislike token.
Apr 18 2017, 4:49 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extension-requests

Apr 17 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T161473: Stop requiring two-factor authentication for horizon.wikimedia.org.

Wikitech has always required 2fa for any actions that affect VMs.

Apr 17 2017, 2:18 AM · Labs, Horizon
MZMcBride reopened T161473: Stop requiring two-factor authentication for horizon.wikimedia.org as "Open".
Apr 17 2017, 2:10 AM · Labs, Horizon

Apr 15 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

At first I thought this was a good idea, but not anymore. This type of magic formatting is a good thing. The problem isn't that it happen, but that it isn't smart enough. We should actively limit the number of weird templates the editors must remember. If we can add a little smartness to wikitext, then we should do it.

Apr 15 2017, 2:00 PM · ArchCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, ArchCom-RfC

Apr 14 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T162980: Add a TOC/navigation thing to action=info.

Example of the file description strapline bar: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/File:Protection_form_with_Simple_Security.png.

Apr 14 2017, 3:00 AM · Easy, MediaWiki-Interface
MZMcBride added a project to T162980: Add a TOC/navigation thing to action=info: Easy.
Apr 14 2017, 3:00 AM · Easy, MediaWiki-Interface

Apr 6 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T141586: Deploy ParserMigration extension.

I imagine most of the information about this ParserMigration extension is in this task or in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Html5Depurate.

Apr 6 2017, 4:29 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
MZMcBride created T162328: Add text extract from TextExtracts extension to MediaWiki's info action.
Apr 6 2017, 12:02 AM · Need-volunteer, Reading-Web-Backlog, TextExtracts

Apr 3 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T162002: Pages over 500 000 bytes won't render into PDF using Special:Book: "Bundling process died with non zero code: 1".

Example URL?

Apr 3 2017, 12:01 AM · OCG-PDFRenderer, Collection

Apr 2 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T161952: Have a Private Sandbox for drafts.

I think this a discussion related to diversity among new contributors.

Lots of users, myself included, would think it's pretty neat if someone else was eagerly interested in helping out with a new article, a stub, or even a draft.

Yet there is evidence that other users don't feel comfortable with that. Many women complain about men "correcting" them when they haven't even finished talking, and being "corrected" by an unknown person while drafting your first article in your own user space follows a similar pattern.

Apr 2 2017, 11:35 PM · Privacy, Anti-Harassment, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride added a comment to T161990: Give reedy phabricator admin.

I thought you already were one.

Apr 2 2017, 11:10 PM · User-greg, Phabricator

Apr 1 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T161952: Have a Private Sandbox for drafts.

I've talked to several women that mentioned that when they are making a draft in their own user sandbox, other users (men) has interfered and "helped" them.

Apr 1 2017, 4:01 PM · Privacy, Anti-Harassment, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
MZMcBride added a comment to T161527: RFC: Canonical data URLs for machine readable page content.

"E.g. https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q23&action=raw does not work." seems completely orthogonal to this task.

Apr 1 2017, 10:38 AM · User-Daniel, Services (watching), Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Wikidata

Mar 29 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T161527: RFC: Canonical data URLs for machine readable page content.

From the current task description:

Mar 29 2017, 11:46 PM · User-Daniel, Services (watching), Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Wikidata

Mar 27 2017

MZMcBride created T161474: Consider creating horizon.wmflabs.org convenience redirect.
Mar 27 2017, 1:13 AM · User-bd808, Horizon, Labs
MZMcBride created T161473: Stop requiring two-factor authentication for horizon.wikimedia.org.
Mar 27 2017, 1:10 AM · Labs, Horizon

Mar 24 2017

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.

Mar 24 2017, 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, [...]

Mar 24 2017, 3:15 AM · Phabricator

Mar 22 2017

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.

Mar 22 2017, 1:44 PM · Easy, PageViewInfo
MZMcBride added a project to T161063: Show pageview graphs directly on the action=info page: Easy.
Mar 22 2017, 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.

Mar 22 2017, 2:29 AM · Easy, PageViewInfo
RandomDSdevel awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a Barnstar token.
Mar 22 2017, 12:59 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 20 2017

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.

Mar 20 2017, 11:29 PM · Services (later), Dumps-Generation, Reading-Community-Engagement, Patch-For-Review, RESTBase, Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Mar 19 2017

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.

Mar 19 2017, 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.

Mar 19 2017, 4:19 AM · Quarry, Labs, Tool-Labs

Mar 17 2017

MZMcBride updated the task description for T160031: Improve failed login notifications in LoginNotify extension.
Mar 17 2017, 9:10 PM · Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Mar 16 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T43327: Add page views graph(s) to MediaWiki's info action for Wikimedia wikis a Like token.
Mar 16 2017, 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!

Mar 16 2017, 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 MW lists "-1 recent contributors" / Overhaul site_stats table?

Mar 16 2017, 12:51 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Mar 15 2017

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

Blacklisted where?

Mar 15 2017, 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)

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

Mar 14 2017

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.

Mar 14 2017, 2:19 PM · Phabricator

Mar 11 2017

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

Wow, this still happens.

Mar 11 2017, 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:

Mar 11 2017, 2:05 PM · Phabricator
MZMcBride added a comment to T107515: Setup alerting for l10nupdate.

Thanks for the task description update.

Mar 11 2017, 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.
Mar 11 2017, 12:12 AM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Mar 7 2017

MZMcBride updated subscribers of T158360: RFC: Reevaluate LocalisationUpdate extension for WMF.

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

Mar 7 2017, 1:17 AM · Deployment-Systems, ArchCom-RfC, I18n
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?

Mar 7 2017, 1:08 AM · monitoring, Deployment-Systems

Mar 5 2017

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.

Mar 5 2017, 12:24 AM · Wikisource, ProofreadPage

Mar 4 2017

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

Mar 4 2017, 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.

Mar 4 2017, 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?

Mar 4 2017, 12:36 AM · Patch-For-Review, Easy, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride updated the task description for T50239: Special:MovePage's namespace dropdown menu needs further thought.
Mar 4 2017, 12:30 AM · Contributors-Team, Design, MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride updated the task description for T50239: Special:MovePage's namespace dropdown menu needs further thought.
Mar 4 2017, 12:28 AM · Contributors-Team, Design, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Mar 3 2017

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.

Mar 3 2017, 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?

Mar 3 2017, 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. :-)

Mar 3 2017, 8:42 PM · Labs-Infrastructure, Labs, DBA
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a 100 token.
Mar 3 2017, 1:59 PM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 2 2017

MZMcBride created T159493: Data integrity issue with enwiki_p user_groups on Wikimedia Tool Labs (missing rows).
Mar 2 2017, 11:11 PM · Labs-Infrastructure, Labs, DBA
Keegan awarded T63729: Remove Flow from Meta-Wiki a Love token.
Mar 2 2017, 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?

Mar 2 2017, 7:18 AM · User-notice-collaboration, Patch-For-Review, Community-Liaisons, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow, Wikimedia-Site-requests