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Fri, Mar 22

Michgrig added a comment to T334940: All Graphs broken on Wikimedia wikis (due to security issue T336556).

this editor is of the view that a low overhead and secure graph option that allows an ordinary editor to update changing data by text entry is core functionality moving on that the Wikimedia Foundation could usefully prioritise.

I have to dissent on that characterization. It's one that's been thrown into this Phab ticket several times by various participants. "Graphs are core functionality". Well, sorry, no.

It's an Internet encyclopedia. The webservers are core functionality. The Wikitext parser is core functionality. Page editing, the content database, template transclusion, File (image) embedding, user account management... these are all core functionalities. Lose any one of them, continuing to operate Wikipedia in any meaningful fashion becomes an unsustainable and extremely short-term proposition until the missing piece is restored.

(Even Echo, which we've come to rely upon so heavily that my initial list included it, I have to admit isn't core functionality. We managed to make do with fully manual, template-based talk page notifications for a really long time, and we'd find a way to make do if we suddenly had to go back to that again. It'd suck really, really hard, but it wouldn't kill the project.)

Scribunto probably IS core functionality, today, because even though we got by without Modules for many, many years, so much of the original pure-Template infrastructure has undergone an extremely one-way conversion to Lua code that I don't see how we could survive without it anymore.

Graphs are a valuable feature. They're an important feature to a sizable portion of both the editor and reader communities. They are not core functionality. The fact that the encyclopedia is still intact — diminished, certainly... perhaps even handicapped... but undeniably intact — after many months without them, demonstrates that all by itself.

Fri, Mar 22, 12:09 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Regression, User-notice, Tech Ambassadors & Translators, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Mar 7 2024

Michgrig added a comment to T334940: All Graphs broken on Wikimedia wikis (due to security issue T336556).

I work in a software company (as a technical writer, but it doesn't matter). If any of the teams in our company would have concentrated on dark mode instead of quickly fixing such a major bug in production, I'm definitely sure that team would have been immediately kicked out of the company.

Mar 7 2024, 12:31 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Regression, User-notice, Tech Ambassadors & Translators, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Mar 5 2024

Michgrig added a comment to T334940: All Graphs broken on Wikimedia wikis (due to security issue T336556).

Hmm. Without a given reason to decline, the reject isn't very convincing to me. The only reason against that I can see in that thread is an (unfounded?) distrust in intadmins being able to respond timely, and a pretty good concern about intadmins not necessarily knowing about graphs, which could be solved with making the small group template editors instead of intadmins.

Mar 5 2024, 8:05 AM · User-zeljkofilipin, Regression, User-notice, Tech Ambassadors & Translators, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Feb 20 2024

Michgrig added a comment to T334940: All Graphs broken on Wikimedia wikis (due to security issue T336556).

For those not on the mailing list, the message from MMiller on February 6 was:

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Feb 20 2024, 8:10 PM · User-zeljkofilipin, Regression, User-notice, Tech Ambassadors & Translators, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Jan 4 2024

Michgrig created T354368: [Commons] A new image added to a category is not shown in Watchlist (2).
Jan 4 2024, 4:54 PM

Feb 3 2023

Michgrig added a comment to T328070: Upload with categories does not have the category addition shown in Watchlist.

Yes, the situation in T130888 seems the same.
There is no other mechanism, apart from the watchlist, where one could observe all new files/pages that have been added to a watched category.

Feb 3 2023, 12:33 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, CatWatch
Michgrig added a comment to T328070: Upload with categories does not have the category addition shown in Watchlist.

It seems that the reason is the "Latest revision" filter enabled. Without it, I see much more records.

Feb 3 2023, 8:25 AM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, CatWatch

Jan 27 2023

Michgrig added a comment to T328070: Upload with categories does not have the category addition shown in Watchlist.

Today I was notified about addition of a number of files. As I compare two files (one of the today's ones and one of the previous ones), I see the difference in the tool by which a photo was added. Maybe that's what makes the bug occur:

Jan 27 2023, 8:29 AM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, CatWatch

Jan 26 2023

Michgrig created T328070: Upload with categories does not have the category addition shown in Watchlist.
Jan 26 2023, 7:12 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, CatWatch

Aug 26 2022

Michgrig added a comment to T315627: Document what to do about large unusable watchlists in WMF production.

Fairly regularly we get people reporting errors about their watchlist not loading.

Incomplete list for the records: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/?ids=315603,309446,265347,95888,47380,68212,69123,41510#R

Server-side request: Create a ticket tagged with Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run and asking folks to run mwscript runBatchedQuery.php --wiki wikidatabasename "DELETE FROM watchlist WHERE wl_user = 9999999999 LIMIT 5000;" ?

If we go that route, a dedicated maintenance script might be less error-prone.

Aug 26 2022, 3:20 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Documentation

Aug 19 2022

Michgrig added a comment to T315603: Server timed out when trying to edit Wikidata watchlist.

@Reedy , do you mean that the only way to edit my watchlist is directly from pages?

Aug 19 2022, 4:41 AM · MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Aug 18 2022

Michgrig created T315603: Server timed out when trying to edit Wikidata watchlist.
Aug 18 2022, 7:12 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team

Sep 11 2021

Michgrig created T290801: A temporary full block over an indefinite partial block: Restoring partial block settings.
Sep 11 2021, 3:56 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks

Jul 30 2021

Michgrig added a comment to T27400: Software should allow admins to give specific users permission to edit specific pages through blocks.

Another example when this could be useful:

Jul 30 2021, 2:35 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks
Michgrig created T287757: Exclusions from partial blocks .
Jul 30 2021, 2:07 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks

Oct 16 2020

Michgrig added a comment to T265513: Viewing pages in Watchlist with "Live updates" on doesn't remove bolding.

Thanks, @Michgrig for reporting. I did some additional testing and the issue is present without "Live updates" turned on.

Oct 16 2020, 7:16 AM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Oct 15 2020

Michgrig updated the task description for T265513: Viewing pages in Watchlist with "Live updates" on doesn't remove bolding.
Oct 15 2020, 3:14 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Oct 14 2020

Michgrig created T265513: Viewing pages in Watchlist with "Live updates" on doesn't remove bolding.
Oct 14 2020, 5:41 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Sep 7 2020

Michgrig reopened T192691: [Commons] A new image added to a category is not shown in Watchlist as "Open".

Hi guys,
The issue reproduces now exactly as it was from the beginning. For example, I do not see the addition of this file into this category, because the category was added at the moment of upload. Although, I see the addition of this file into this category, because the category was added later than upload.
Please revise the bug.

Sep 7 2020, 5:55 PM · Services (done), TCB-Team (now WMDE-TechWish), CatWatch, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Categories, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Commons

Apr 20 2018

Michgrig created T192691: [Commons] A new image added to a category is not shown in Watchlist.
Apr 20 2018, 10:37 PM · Services (done), TCB-Team (now WMDE-TechWish), CatWatch, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Categories, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Commons

Jul 27 2017

Michgrig added a comment to T171785: Ru-wiki watchlist shows Wikidata changes as if they were made locally (hence wrong links).

Have you tried to reproduce the issue by adding articles whose items are related to properties that were changed before you add? I'm not sure but it seems that doesn't work.
It seems that a property should be changed after you start watching an article.

Jul 27 2017, 11:36 AM · Russian-Sites, Wikidata
Michgrig added a comment to T171785: Ru-wiki watchlist shows Wikidata changes as if they were made locally (hence wrong links).

I've just checked, nothing changed.
The first one displays Wikidata item labels in Wikipedia infoboxes, the second one is intended for fast Wikidata population with the information from Wikipedia infoboxes.

Jul 27 2017, 11:33 AM · Russian-Sites, Wikidata
Michgrig added a comment to T171785: Ru-wiki watchlist shows Wikidata changes as if they were made locally (hence wrong links).

@Mbch331,
I have two Wikidata-related gadgets enabled

image.png (213×1 px, 54 KB)

Jul 27 2017, 11:01 AM · Russian-Sites, Wikidata
Michgrig added a comment to T171785: Ru-wiki watchlist shows Wikidata changes as if they were made locally (hence wrong links).

As a version:
Incorrectly displayed changes are done in properties while correctly displayed ones are done in items. Here are Wikidata edits that correspond to incorrectly displayed changes from my first screenshot:

Jul 27 2017, 8:19 AM · Russian-Sites, Wikidata

Jul 26 2017

Michgrig created T171785: Ru-wiki watchlist shows Wikidata changes as if they were made locally (hence wrong links).
Jul 26 2017, 8:47 PM · Russian-Sites, Wikidata

Dec 2 2015

Michgrig created T120093: Remember user settings in the watchlist.
Dec 2 2015, 2:52 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist
Michgrig created T120088: Allow Namespace selection in the watchlist.
Dec 2 2015, 2:26 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist