MZMcBride (MZMcBride)
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Recent Activity

Tue, Oct 10

MZMcBride added a comment to T177464: Submit an RFC and discuss it with TechCom.

For anyone curious, the closest document to an actual "RFC" appears to be https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Projects/NewMobileWebsite.

Tue, Oct 10, 1:48 PM · Marvin

Thu, Sep 28

Krinkle awarded T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account a Orange Medal token.
Thu, Sep 28, 11:32 PM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Sep 14 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T175881: Redirect Toolforge Quarry page to Cloud VPS Quarry.

At minimum, putting a big note at the top of http://tools.wmflabs.org/quarry/ seems reasonable. Better would be an HTTP 301 or 302 to https://quarry.wmflabs.org/.

Sep 14 2017, 2:26 AM · Toolforge, Quarry

Sep 12 2017

MZMcBride renamed T175613: Send non-autoconfirmed users to a landing page when they go to a non-existent article directly from Send non-autoconfirmed users to a landing page when they go to a non-existant article directly to Send non-autoconfirmed users to a landing page when they go to a non-existent article directly.
Sep 12 2017, 11:11 PM · Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-ArticleCreationWorkflow

Sep 5 2017

Elitre awarded T44138: VisualEditor: Toolbar "Save page" button is confusing as it merely opens the dialog to save the page a Like token.
Sep 5 2017, 6:26 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Sep 4 2017

Krinkle awarded T44138: VisualEditor: Toolbar "Save page" button is confusing as it merely opens the dialog to save the page a Orange Medal token.
Sep 4 2017, 7:30 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Aug 31 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T174526: Angry cat has displaced all content in Timeless skin.

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.

Aug 31 2017, 2:19 PM · Timeless
MZMcBride added a comment to T174526: Angry cat has displaced all content in Timeless skin.

Chrome, I think. The issue may have already been resolved.

Aug 31 2017, 2:17 PM · Timeless

Aug 30 2017

MZMcBride created T174526: Angry cat has displaced all content in Timeless skin.
Aug 30 2017, 2:55 AM · Timeless
MZMcBride added a comment to T174524: Special:NewFiles date picker is overly wide and preemptively shows a trash icon.

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 30 2017, 2:47 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride created T174524: Special:NewFiles date picker is overly wide and preemptively shows a trash icon.
Aug 30 2017, 2:36 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
MZMcBride created T174523: Special:NewFiles flashes bright blue "Media type" checkboxes before switching input types.
Aug 30 2017, 2:32 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Aug 29 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T174280: Requesting +2 for Huji on CheckUser.

Sounds good to me.

Aug 29 2017, 1:21 PM · CheckUser, Repository-Ownership-Requests

Aug 26 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T174137: Rename Flow.

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.

Aug 26 2017, 3:20 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-19 (1.30.0-wmf.19)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q1-Jul-Sep-2017), StructuredDiscussions

Aug 24 2017

Thibaut120094 awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Pterodactyl token.
Aug 24 2017, 10:29 AM · Phabricator

Aug 11 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T173075: Say only "Switch to Mobile view", "Switch to Desktop view" in footers.

As I mentioned they are at the bottom of every page (of every wiki I've ever seen. Even https://www.mediawiki.org/ has them.)

Aug 11 2017, 10:25 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MobileFrontend

Aug 9 2017

Christopher.ursich awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Doubloon token.
Aug 9 2017, 3:36 PM · Phabricator

Aug 3 2017

MarcoAurelio awarded T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account a Like token.
Aug 3 2017, 11:50 AM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Jul 31 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T49782: Rollback workflow needs further thought.

@MZMcBride Have you tried this solution? :)

Jul 31 2017, 1:50 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs

Jul 27 2017

Volker_E awarded T59159: Flow: syntax highlighting tags (GeSHi) don't get styled a The World Burns token.
Jul 27 2017, 1:20 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, SyntaxHighlight, StructuredDiscussions

Jul 26 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T120927: "Page Watchers" from article tool links is 404.

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 26 2017, 1:43 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Tools

Jul 25 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T171563: Implement better default protection model for JS files that are not in MediaWiki namespace.

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 25 2017, 5:34 AM · MediaWiki-Page-protection, Security-General, JavaScript

Jul 15 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T76096: Phabricator avatar SVG support a Haypence token.
Jul 15 2017, 1:28 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream)

Jul 13 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T170467: The Labs unicorn when you ssh into Labs is gone.

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.

Jul 13 2017, 4:01 AM · User-bd808, Toolforge
MZMcBride added a comment to T170507: CheckUser "contributions" link should be a red link for non-existent accounts.

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 13 2017, 1:14 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Africa-Wikimedia-Developers, CheckUser
MZMcBride added a comment to T167217: Planning for Xtools beta.

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?

That shipped has sailed. See T153112: Epic: Rewriting XTools and the associated workboard.

Jul 13 2017, 12:53 AM · User-Matthewrbowker, Community-Tech, XTools

Jul 12 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T167217: Planning for Xtools beta.

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 12 2017, 1:57 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Community-Tech, XTools
MZMcBride added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

"ISBN 1234" is creating a bad ISBN-Link, as "1234" is not a valid ISBN. However, {{ISBN|1234}} still creates the same bad link. There is no difference between them.

Jul 12 2017, 12:30 AM · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-RfC

Jul 7 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T61837: Remove Participation: and Programs: namespaces from metawiki.

I don't think anything that complicated was requested here. Just drop the namespaces and have the existing redirects in those namespaces move to the main namespace keeping their existing name.

Jul 7 2017, 1:54 PM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-Site-requests
MZMcBride added a comment to T167906: Make API usage limits easier to understand, implement, and more adaptive to varying request costs / concurrency limiting.

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."

Jul 7 2017, 5:11 AM · TechCom-RfC, Services (designing), Traffic, Operations
MZMcBride added a comment to T61837: Remove Participation: and Programs: namespaces from metawiki.

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 7 2017, 4:32 AM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 6 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T167906: Make API usage limits easier to understand, implement, and more adaptive to varying request costs / concurrency limiting.

Since there is a lot of interest in moving towards API tokens or other means of authenticating clients at least for higher volume access, it would make sense to consider the possibilities of supporting such app-level schemes early on.

Jul 6 2017, 2:48 PM · TechCom-RfC, Services (designing), Traffic, Operations
MZMcBride added a comment to T169839: Strikethrough blocked/locked accounts anywhere they are displayed.

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.

Jul 6 2017, 1:20 AM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 2), AbuseFilter, Stewards-and-global-tools
MZMcBride renamed T74874: Provide a way to hyperlink Quarry results/output from Provide a way to hyperlink texts to Provide a way to hyperlink Quarry results/output.
Jul 6 2017, 12:58 AM · Quarry
MZMcBride added a comment to T167983: Create #MetaWiki-Gadgets.

Are there existing tasks in this Phabricator installation that could be immediately tagged with a #MetaWiki-Gadgets (or #Meta-Wiki-Gadgets) project/tag?

Jul 6 2017, 12:35 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Project-Admins

Jul 5 2017

zhuyifei1999 awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Pirate Logo token.
Jul 5 2017, 12:11 PM · Phabricator
MZMcBride added a comment to T158909: Automatically detect spambot registration using machine learning (like invisible reCAPTCHA) .

Looking at the commits, I wasn't involved at all :D
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/177494/ was Chad, merged by MaxSem, and reverted by Hoo (also merged by MaxSem) in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/177708/

Thanks! I thought there was another attempt after that, but maybe I'm just confused.

Jul 5 2017, 6:01 AM · Patch-For-Review, Outreachy (Round-15), Outreach-Programs-Projects, Stewards-and-global-tools, User-Tgr, MediaWiki-extension-requests, artificial-intelligence
MZMcBride added a comment to T141490: Deploy improved FancyCaptcha.

Note that OTRS volunteers already receive messages of people who can't even read the current captcha.

I would be fine with just turning it off. But it seemed pretty pointless to deter only the humans, and allow the bots, we should at least be able to deter both, right?

Jul 5 2017, 5:50 AM · Security, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 4 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T74874: Provide a way to hyperlink Quarry results/output.
Jul 4 2017, 10:45 PM · Quarry

Jul 3 2017

demon awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Party Time token.
Jul 3 2017, 7:37 PM · Phabricator
D3r1ck01 awarded T899: Unclear what the point of tokens in Phabricator is a Like token.
Jul 3 2017, 5:50 PM · Phabricator

Jun 29 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T154549: Create tags for all Wikimedia projects.

We currently have Wiktionary Wikisource Commons Wikidata.org MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaIncubator [effectively a tag for Incubator, since it's the only place this extension is installed] wikitech.wikimedia.org

Jun 29 2017, 5:48 AM · Project-Admins

Jun 23 2017

Catalan awarded T34815: Add user preference to deactivate/delete user account a Like token.
Jun 23 2017, 2:09 PM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Jun 22 2017

MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: Make the WikiProject or Page title field required for Page Assessments.
Jun 22 2017, 4:40 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-18_(1.30.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: Make the WikiProject or Page title field required for Page Assessments.
MariaDB [enwiki_p]> select count(*) from page_assessments;
+----------+
| count(*) |
+----------+
| 16787476 |
+----------+
1 row in set (16.25 sec)
Jun 22 2017, 4:33 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-18_(1.30.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a project to T168600: Special:PageAssessments with specified limit is off by one: Easy.
Jun 22 2017, 4:30 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-18_(1.30.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride created T168600: Special:PageAssessments with specified limit is off by one.
Jun 22 2017, 4:29 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-18_(1.30.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: Make the WikiProject or Page title field required for Page Assessments.

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

Jun 22 2017, 4:23 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-18_(1.30.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments
MZMcBride added a comment to T168599: Make the WikiProject or Page title field required for Page Assessments.

bd808 found this:

Jun 22 2017, 4:19 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-18_(1.30.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, 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).

Jun 22 2017, 3:35 AM · Deployments, 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.

Jun 22 2017, 1:11 AM · Operations
MZMcBride added a comment to T168216: Review membership of "mediawiki" Gerrit group.

Who manages this group?

Jun 22 2017, 1:07 AM · Repository-Ownership-Requests, Gerrit

Jun 21 2017

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 |
 +--------------+--------------+
Jun 21 2017, 12:50 AM · Data-Services, Epic, DBA
MZMcBride updated the task description for T138967: Labs database replica drift.
Jun 21 2017, 12:47 AM · Data-Services, Epic, DBA

Jun 20 2017

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.

Jun 20 2017, 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.

Jun 20 2017, 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.

Jun 20 2017, 1:09 AM · Data-Services, DBA

Jun 19 2017

MZMcBride created T168216: Review membership of "mediawiki" Gerrit group.
Jun 19 2017, 1:13 AM · Repository-Ownership-Requests, Gerrit

Jun 15 2017

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?

Jun 15 2017, 1:42 AM · DBA, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jun 14 2017

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, [...]

Jun 14 2017, 3:28 AM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, 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.

Jun 14 2017, 12:03 AM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, Repository-Ownership-Requests

Jun 13 2017

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.

Jun 13 2017, 4:20 AM · MediaWiki-Interface

Jun 10 2017

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.

Jun 10 2017, 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

Jun 9 2017

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.

Jun 9 2017, 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?

Jun 9 2017, 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.

Jun 9 2017, 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.

Jun 9 2017, 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

Jun 7 2017

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.

Jun 7 2017, 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.

Jun 7 2017, 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.

Jun 7 2017, 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

Jun 2 2017

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).

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

May 29 2017

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

We'll keep the ticket updated.

May 29 2017, 8:50 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), Availability (Multiple-active-datacenters), User-notice, Notice, 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 · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-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 · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-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), Readers-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 · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 3), MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), 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 · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 3), MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), 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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), 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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), 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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), 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 · Horizon, Cloud-Services

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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), 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 · Horizon, Cloud-Services
MZMcBride reopened T161473: Stop requiring two-factor authentication for horizon.wikimedia.org as "Open".
Apr 17 2017, 2:10 AM · Horizon, Cloud-Services

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 · TechCom-Has-shepherd, MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-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 · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Need-volunteer, 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 · Proton, OCG-PDFRenderer, Collection