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Sat, Jul 11

NickK added a comment to T257625: Interwiki sorting broken.

Interwiki order seems to be correct in Ukrainian and Russian Wikipedia, but is nearly random in English, German and French ones - to the point that I can hardly find if the article is available in the language I am looking for.

Sat, Jul 11, 3:14 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.1; 2020-07-21), Platform Team Workboards (External Code Reviews), User-notice, Tech-Ambassadors, MediaWiki-Interface, MW-1.35-release, User-Urbanecm, Patch-For-Review, Chinese-Sites, MediaWiki-extensions-InterwikiSorting, Regression
NickK added a comment to T257538: CheckUser "get edits" is sorted incorrectly for users with many edits, which may be causing a performance issue for those queries.
Sat, Jul 11, 12:04 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.41; 2020-07-14), Patch-For-Review, CheckUser
NickK added a comment to T257625: Interwiki sorting broken.

Having a compact language list unchecked globally, I am getting different behaviours.
Interwiki order seems to be correct in Ukrainian and Russian Wikipedia, but is nearly random in English, German and French ones - to the point that I can hardly find if the article is available in the language I am looking for.

Sat, Jul 11, 12:00 AM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.1; 2020-07-21), Platform Team Workboards (External Code Reviews), User-notice, Tech-Ambassadors, MediaWiki-Interface, MW-1.35-release, User-Urbanecm, Patch-For-Review, Chinese-Sites, MediaWiki-extensions-InterwikiSorting, Regression

Thu, Jul 9

NickK added a comment to T257538: CheckUser "get edits" is sorted incorrectly for users with many edits, which may be causing a performance issue for those queries.

I happened to see this 5000 lines limitation relatively frequently, probably a few times a year.

Thu, Jul 9, 10:57 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.41; 2020-07-14), Patch-For-Review, CheckUser

May 28 2020

NickK updated subscribers of T253912: gadget regression: addPortletLink doesn't reveal hidden menus in Vector any more [causes disappearance of merge datas on Wikidata].

I understand hence the "short term fix" part :) - that will patch wikidata in the mean time.

A fix will be coming soon, but it will take a bit longer.

May 28 2020, 8:57 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.34; 2020-05-26), Regression, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q4), Vector, Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T253912: gadget regression: addPortletLink doesn't reveal hidden menus in Vector any more [causes disappearance of merge datas on Wikidata].

The gadget is there, it's just the menu is hidden

As a short term fix I suggest adding the following rule to the gadget:

#p-cactions.vector-menu-empty  { display: block; }

I'll look for a better long term fix.

May 28 2020, 8:47 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.34; 2020-05-26), Regression, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q4), Vector, Wikidata
NickK triaged T253912: gadget regression: addPortletLink doesn't reveal hidden menus in Vector any more [causes disappearance of merge datas on Wikidata] as High priority.
May 28 2020, 8:20 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.34; 2020-05-26), Regression, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q4), Vector, Wikidata
NickK created T253912: gadget regression: addPortletLink doesn't reveal hidden menus in Vector any more [causes disappearance of merge datas on Wikidata].
May 28 2020, 8:20 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.34; 2020-05-26), Regression, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q4), Vector, Wikidata

May 26 2020

NickK awarded T252800: Regression: Option add links in other languages has disappeared a The World Burns token.
May 26 2020, 5:26 PM · Notice, Language-Team, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.34; 2020-05-26), Patch-For-Review, Regression, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q4), Vector, Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T252800: Regression: Option add links in other languages has disappeared.

Looks like this is getting worse. Multiple reports from users today on ukwiki who can no longer add articles, while it work for them as late as yesterday.

May 26 2020, 5:26 PM · Notice, Language-Team, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.34; 2020-05-26), Patch-For-Review, Regression, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2019-20-Q4), Vector, Wikidata

May 9 2020

NickK awarded T194697: Multiblocks — Allow for multiple, simultaneously blocks with different expiration dates. a The World Burns token.
May 9 2020, 12:00 AM · MediaWiki-Blocks
NickK added a comment to T194697: Multiblocks — Allow for multiple, simultaneously blocks with different expiration dates..

Is there any progress on this?
I have just had an issue with a user indefinitely blocked from the Wikipedia namespace: I blocked him sitewide for an hour, I had to restore his Wikipedia namespace block right after.
This is not an expected behaviour at all. A sitewide block was due to an additional rule violation in a different namespace, and this is definitely not a good reason to remove the indefinite Wikipedia namespace block.
As is, an AbuseFilter is a better solution than a partial block: I would also need two actions (full block, edit AbuseFilter VS full block, restore namespace block) but the solution would be permanent.

May 9 2020, 12:00 AM · MediaWiki-Blocks

Apr 7 2020

NickK added a comment to T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views.

Looking at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:NewPages , creation of duplicate items seems to be the main source of new items on Wikidata at the moment :(

Apr 7 2020, 12:14 AM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, User-DannyS712, Wikimedia-production-error
NickK awarded T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views a The World Burns token.
Apr 7 2020, 12:14 AM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, User-DannyS712, Wikimedia-production-error
NickK added a comment to T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views.

Logging here an unfortunate consequence: it is now possible to create a duplicate item linked to the same page.
Behaviour to reproduce:

  1. https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Кнайпа displayed as not linked to any Wikidata item.
  2. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kneipe displayed as linked to https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q19754932 (the ukwiki article is linked to it as well)
  3. A null edit on ukwiki does not help it link to Wikidata (still not linked)
  4. To force linking I used a link on the sidebar in ukwiki and I add link to Kneipe on dewiki. The result is https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q89610534
Apr 7 2020, 12:10 AM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, User-DannyS712, Wikimedia-production-error

Mar 29 2020

NickK awarded T246293: Partial blocks should not use the regular block notice on a user contributions page [small] a Like token.
Mar 29 2020, 7:44 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.25; 2020-03-24), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song)
NickK added a comment to T246293: Partial blocks should not use the regular block notice on a user contributions page [small].

Yes, I confirm that this was solved. Please also fix T246571 which also negatively affects the way we label partially blocked users.

Mar 29 2020, 7:44 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.25; 2020-03-24), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song)
NickK added a project to T246571: Do not add "user-blocked-indef" css to links to partially blocked users. : Anti-Harassment.
Mar 29 2020, 7:43 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, Anti-Harassment
Piramidion awarded T246293: Partial blocks should not use the regular block notice on a user contributions page [small] a Like token.
Mar 29 2020, 7:30 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.25; 2020-03-24), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song)

Mar 20 2020

Ata awarded T246293: Partial blocks should not use the regular block notice on a user contributions page [small] a 100 token.
Mar 20 2020, 3:33 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.25; 2020-03-24), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song)

Mar 9 2020

Pppery awarded T246293: Partial blocks should not use the regular block notice on a user contributions page [small] a Like token.
Mar 9 2020, 3:48 AM · MediaWiki-Blocks, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.25; 2020-03-24), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song)

Mar 1 2020

AS awarded T246293: Partial blocks should not use the regular block notice on a user contributions page [small] a Like token.
Mar 1 2020, 12:23 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.25; 2020-03-24), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song)

Feb 26 2020

NickK created T246293: Partial blocks should not use the regular block notice on a user contributions page [small].
Feb 26 2020, 9:50 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.25; 2020-03-24), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song)

Nov 6 2019

NickK created T237537: [[MediaWiki:Babel-4-n/fr]] wrongly labelled as FUZZY.
Nov 6 2019, 2:54 PM · translatewiki.net, I18n

Sep 3 2019

NickK added a comment to T227260: Last reviewed revision is shown to logged-out users in ukwiki instead of last revision.

Hmm, problem may be just because 'ukwiki' => false is missing from wgFlaggedRevsOverride setting in InitialiseSettings.php ?

Sep 3 2019, 3:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 31 2019

NickK added a comment to T227260: Last reviewed revision is shown to logged-out users in ukwiki instead of last revision.

@Reedy @Quiddity
Is anything being done on this?
It has been two months since we raised the issue, and three months since it was broken.
We have a school year starting this Monday (2 September), and all our education initiatives will end up in a fail: new users improving existing articles will not be able to show their edits to each other.
Could you please explain where is the delay coming from? If this is Declined, than please tell this so that we adapt our patrolling framework accordingly (e.g. assigning patrolling rights to all education programme trainers). If this can be done, what is the blocker?

Aug 31 2019, 11:25 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 24 2019

NickK awarded T225144: Flagged Revs configuration may be broken a The World Burns token.
Aug 24 2019, 12:11 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, User-notice
NickK awarded T227260: Last reviewed revision is shown to logged-out users in ukwiki instead of last revision a The World Burns token.
Aug 24 2019, 12:11 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, Wikimedia-Site-requests
NickK added a comment to T225144: Flagged Revs configuration may be broken.

@Reedy @Quiddity is there any progress on this? In Ukrainian Wikipedia T227260 was caused by this change and is not fixed for over two months now. Thanks

Aug 24 2019, 12:10 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, User-notice
NickK triaged T227260: Last reviewed revision is shown to logged-out users in ukwiki instead of last revision as High priority.

Setting as high priority because it break Ukrainian Wikipedia patrolling workflow.

Aug 24 2019, 12:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Dec 7 2018

NickK added a comment to T210897: Recent changes limit lowered to 1000.

@NickK The task has been evaluated and will be triaged in the team's incoming meeting next week.

Dec 7 2018, 10:19 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 6 2018

NickK updated subscribers of T210897: Recent changes limit lowered to 1000.

@Etonkovidova and @SBisson , could you please have a look at this? Thanks

Dec 6 2018, 12:14 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 3 2018

NickK added a comment to T210897: Recent changes limit lowered to 1000.

Is it possible to return it back to 5000? On busy wikis 1000 is not even one day of edits, thus it makes RC patrolling increasingly more difficult. In some cases (e.g. significant number of semi-automated edits) it is just an hour or two of edits, making such small limit barely usable. Thanks

Dec 3 2018, 12:02 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
NickK awarded T210897: Recent changes limit lowered to 1000 a The World Burns token.
Dec 3 2018, 12:00 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
NickK awarded T210897: Recent changes limit lowered to 1000 a The World Burns token.
Dec 3 2018, 12:00 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Nov 21 2018

NickK added a comment to T174802: Archive and drop education program (ep_*) tables on all wikis.

Is it there a guide on how to make a wikitext export? I would need it for ukwiki.

Nov 21 2018, 12:22 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Datasets-General-or-Unknown, Data-Services, DBA

Aug 28 2018

NickK renamed T202760: UploadWizard: Detail screen stays empty, publishing not possible from Thinh6688 to UploadWizard: Detail screen stays empty, publishing not possible.
Aug 28 2018, 7:30 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), User-notice, Wiki-Loves-Monuments, Multimedia-Team-Working-Board, Multimedia, UploadWizard
NickK added a comment to T202760: UploadWizard: Detail screen stays empty, publishing not possible.

Please do deploy it earlier than 4 September. We really need it for Wiki Loves Monuments to be ready on 31 August. All Ukraine's Wiki Loves Monuments list have a direct link to Upload Wizard that currently are not working. If it is absolutely impossible to get them ready by 31 August please give us the planned date so that we inform participants (and remove links that do not work). Thanks

Aug 28 2018, 7:27 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), User-notice, Wiki-Loves-Monuments, Multimedia-Team-Working-Board, Multimedia, UploadWizard

Jul 10 2018

NickK added a comment to T199216: SpamBlacklist / MemcachedBagOStuff.php: Key contains invalid characters error prevents pages from being saved on many Wikipedias.

I see this might be an encoding problem, so:
Pages I could not edit are [[:w:uk:Груповий етап Ліги чемпіонів УЄФА 2011—2012]], [[:w:uk:Обговорення Вікіпедії:Заявки на позбавлення прав адміністратора]] and others (edits not saved).
I could edit the page [[:w:uk:Under the Ladder]] (edit saved correctly).
Looks like editing any page with non-Latin name is impossible now.

Jul 10 2018, 11:58 AM · SpamBlacklist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Cache, Wikimedia-production-error
NickK raised the priority of T199216: SpamBlacklist / MemcachedBagOStuff.php: Key contains invalid characters error prevents pages from being saved on many Wikipedias from High to Unbreak Now!.

Same for me.

Jul 10 2018, 11:54 AM · SpamBlacklist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Cache, Wikimedia-production-error

Jun 6 2018

NickK added a comment to T195625: Implement a responsive layout for MonoBook.

Can you please announce how to opt out? I use Monobook a lot for administrating (I *need* an option to delete a page in one click from mobile), I see it deployed again on a non-Wikipedia wiki (uawikimedia to be specific) without any opt-out settings

Jun 6 2018, 9:21 PM · User-notice, MonoBook

Nov 15 2017

NickK closed T162987: Стипендії на Вікіманію 2017 / Wikimania 2017 scholarships as Resolved.

Уже все зроблено: комітет розглянув заявки, обрав стипендіантів, і ті з'їздили на Вікіманію та прозвітувалися

Nov 15 2017, 9:26 AM · WMUA-Community-Support

Jul 6 2017

NickK added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

@NickK, if a volunteer turns it into a script, then you could use [[User:NickK/global.js]] to run it at all wikis.

Jul 6 2017, 10:10 PM · MW-1.32-notes, User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jun 30 2017

NickK added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

With the new toolbar, in the dialog box, once you've typed the link text you can just tap the [return/enter] key on your keyboard to place the [[link text]]. You do not need to use the mouse to click on the "Insert link" ("Вставити посилання") button. Hopefully that works for you, and saves you a mouse-move and click. :-)

Jun 30 2017, 4:07 PM · MW-1.32-notes, User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jun 29 2017

NickK awarded T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core a Heartbreak token.
Jun 29 2017, 11:11 PM · MW-1.32-notes, User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing
NickK added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

I am rather disappointed to see this happen.

Jun 29 2017, 11:11 PM · MW-1.32-notes, User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jun 26 2017

NickK awarded T156843: Adding fonts for Church Slavonic language in ULS a Like token.
Jun 26 2017, 8:02 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-April-June), Unplanned-Sprint-Work, Russian-Sites, UniversalLanguageSelector

May 22 2017

NickK awarded T160529: Sender email spoofing a Pirate Logo token.
May 22 2017, 10:01 AM · Security, Operations, Mail, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
NickK added a comment to T160529: Sender email spoofing.

This happened again today, this time targeting checkuser-l and another user (will not disclose username here but one thing in common is that this user also uses mail on their own server). It is somewhat disturbing to receive spam on a non-public mailing list

May 22 2017, 10:01 AM · Security, Operations, Mail, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Apr 4 2017

RandomDSdevel awarded T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions a Doubloon token.
Apr 4 2017, 12:20 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata

Mar 27 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions a The World Burns token.
Mar 27 2017, 11:30 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata

Mar 26 2017

Esc3300 awarded T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions a Hungry Hippo token.
Mar 26 2017, 10:11 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
Base awarded T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions a The World Burns token.
Mar 26 2017, 5:14 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata

Mar 25 2017

NickK added a comment to T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.

https://tools.wmflabs.org/pltools/rech/ should help. Filter by term and language code.

Mar 25 2017, 11:14 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
revi awarded T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions a The World Burns token.
Mar 25 2017, 7:26 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.

Do I understand correctly that this will not be deployed before Monday due to "no deployments on Friday" rule?

Mar 25 2017, 12:15 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK awarded T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions a The World Burns token.
Mar 25 2017, 12:13 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata

Mar 24 2017

NickK renamed T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions from Wikidata does not accept lowercase Cyrillic х and several characters of other alphabets in labels/aliases/descriptions to Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.
Mar 24 2017, 10:35 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.

Yes, the thing in common is \x85 in UTF-8 encoding:
х = \xD1\x85
Ӆ = \xD3\x85
ԅ = \xD4\x85
Յ = \xD5\x85
օ = \xD6\x85
م = \xD9\x85
ׅ = \x20\xD7\x85
अ = \xE0\xA4\x85
অ = \xE0\xA6\x85
Thus other letters are also affected:
Ѕ (Cyrillic) = \xD0\x85
҅ (Old Church Slavonic) = \xD2\x85
څ (Pashto) = \xDA\x85
etc.
Update: Greek affected as well with
υ = \xCF\x85

Mar 24 2017, 10:32 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.

On more character affected: م from Arabic alphabet (reported in T161297 )

Mar 24 2017, 10:09 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T161297: WARNING: API error modification-failed: Malformed input: قائمة ويكيميديا.

Yes, it is a duplicate. The affected character of the Arabic alphabet is م

Mar 24 2017, 10:08 AM · Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.
In T161263#3127769, @MaxBioHazard wrote:

Maybe it's because russian keyboard has russian lovercase "х" on the same key that "[" in English keyboard. I.e. some filter restricts adding "[" into parameters values, and it's affects all other language symbols that are on the same key with "[".

Mar 24 2017, 10:05 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK renamed T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions from Wikidata does not accept lowercase Cyrillic х in labels/aliases/descriptions to Wikidata does not accept lowercase Cyrillic х and several characters of other alphabets in labels/aliases/descriptions.
Mar 24 2017, 9:32 AM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata

Mar 23 2017

NickK added a project to T160829: Wildcard characters not working in CirrusSearch when using uppercase characters: Regression.

I'm curious to know if it's a recent regression that may have been caused by elasticsearch 5 migration. I'm tempted to say yes since it's the second bug report in the few days following elastic5 roll out.

Mar 23 2017, 10:26 PM · Discovery-Search, Elasticsearch, Upstream, Regression, Discovery, CirrusSearch
NickK renamed T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions from Wikidata does not accept lowercase Cyrillic х in labels/aliases to Wikidata does not accept lowercase Cyrillic х in labels/aliases/descriptions.
Mar 23 2017, 10:22 PM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK added a comment to T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.

Clarification: labels, descriptions and aliases are all affected. Editing a description already containing this letter (i.e. not adding this letter but just keeping a letter added before) is not possible either.

Mar 23 2017, 10:21 PM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK added a project to T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions: Regression.

It clearly worked just a few days ago, as I and many other users did add labels or aliases containing this letter

Mar 23 2017, 10:12 PM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK renamed T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions from Wikidata does not accept lowercase Cyrillic х in aliases to Wikidata does not accept lowercase Cyrillic х in labels/aliases.
Mar 23 2017, 10:10 PM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK triaged T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions as Unbreak Now! priority.
Mar 23 2017, 10:08 PM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata
NickK created T161263: Wikidata does not accept characters ending in \x85 (Cyrillic х, Armenian Յ, Arabic م etc.) in labels/aliases/descriptions.
Mar 23 2017, 10:08 PM · User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Regression, Wikidata

Mar 18 2017

NickK triaged T160829: Wildcard characters not working in CirrusSearch when using uppercase characters as High priority.
Mar 18 2017, 4:25 PM · Discovery-Search, Elasticsearch, Upstream, Regression, Discovery, CirrusSearch
NickK created T160829: Wildcard characters not working in CirrusSearch when using uppercase characters.
Mar 18 2017, 4:22 PM · Discovery-Search, Elasticsearch, Upstream, Regression, Discovery, CirrusSearch

Oct 12 2016

NickK added a comment to T146358: Improve processing of the apostrophe by the search engine in Ukrainian.

I would like to clarify what is needed here. What we need is to make sure that a user typing any of these three apostrophes will be able to find the article they need.

Oct 12 2016, 9:06 AM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-25_(1.28.0-wmf.23)), Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery, CirrusSearch

Aug 20 2016

NickK awarded T143481: Fatal error: Cannot use object of type stdClass as array in FormatHtml.php on line 96 a Like token.
Aug 20 2016, 3:14 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wiki-Loves-Monuments

Aug 1 2016

NickK added a member for WMUA-Partnerships: NickK.
Aug 1 2016, 8:00 PM
NickK added a member for WMUA-Community-Support: NickK.
Aug 1 2016, 7:56 PM
NickK closed T130467: UNESCO as Resolved.

UNESCO organised a contest.

Aug 1 2016, 7:50 PM · WMUA-Contests
NickK closed T130467: UNESCO, a subtask of T130466: Wiki Loves Earth 2016 (International), as Resolved.
Aug 1 2016, 7:50 PM · WMUA-Contests

Jun 29 2016

NickK added a comment to T136677: Deployment of Compact Language Links.

As an active interwiki user I am very surprised by this deployment. In the current state this extension is more harmful than useful for two main reasons:

  1. Weird priorisation of languages. For instance, I was surprised that https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein has no visible German interwiki. It is obviously valuable to read this article in German, as it can contain both quotes originally in German and more quotes (as German users are more likely to be interested in the article). Instead, German is well hidden behind "worldwide" and "American" (Dutch for what it's worth) in the middle of Europe. Instead, I see an Urdu page which is completely useless: https://ur.wikiquote.org/wiki/%D8%A2%D8%A6%D9%86_%D8%B3%D9%B9%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%86

I would propose to use the following criteria:

  • content-related languages, e.g. language(s) of the country where the object is, where the person lives/d etc. These languages are more likely to have useful information
  • languages with best-quality articles, e.g. good and featured. Those are more likely to be interested than stubs without sources, and this will motivate editors (your article is more visible on the interwikis if it is better written).
  • for registered users, user-related languages, i.e. languages a given user speaks. E.g. I have German in my Babel, thus I expect to see it on the interwiki list everywhere as I can read it.
Jun 29 2016, 11:38 AM · Language-Engineering July-September 2016, User-notice, ULS-CompactLinks, UniversalLanguageSelector
NickK awarded T136677: Deployment of Compact Language Links a The World Burns token.
Jun 29 2016, 10:38 AM · Language-Engineering July-September 2016, User-notice, ULS-CompactLinks, UniversalLanguageSelector

Jun 10 2016

NickK added a comment to T109033: Add Ukrainian and Belarusian as fallback languages for Russian.

We don't have any threesome yet though; that requires at least to define an order, hence I asked the reporter how to rank uk and be in similarity to ru in order to decide between "ru, uk, be" and "ru, be, uk".

Jun 10 2016, 1:05 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Internationalization

May 31 2016

NickK added a comment to T135707: Create easy-to-use ways to get information about how much machine translation was used in a given translated article.

Even the simplest version (used machine translation or did not use machine translation) would be very helpful. The main goal is being able to check machine-translated articles for common machine translation mistakes that a human cannot make.

May 31 2016, 3:33 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, ContentTranslation
NickK awarded T135707: Create easy-to-use ways to get information about how much machine translation was used in a given translated article a Like token.
May 31 2016, 3:30 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, ContentTranslation

May 30 2016

NickK awarded T133800: Add the "welcome" dialog (with button to switch) to the wikitext editor a Dislike token.
May 30 2016, 4:59 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2016), User-notice, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-17_(1.28.0-wmf.2)), WikiEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
NickK added a comment to T136281: Broken sorting and multi-page categories for Cyrillic wikis.

Thanks, I confirm that the problem is resolved.

May 30 2016, 11:20 AM · Operations, HHVM, MediaWiki-Categories

May 26 2016

NickK added a comment to T136281: Broken sorting and multi-page categories for Cyrillic wikis.

Did your wiki by any chance recently asked for changing of category sorting (collation)?

May 26 2016, 11:18 AM · Operations, HHVM, MediaWiki-Categories
NickK added a comment to T136281: Broken sorting and multi-page categories for Cyrillic wikis.

My guess is that recently changed (or recently created) articles are not at the right place in these categories and are added at the beginning of the category instead of the corresponding sort key, but this might be a wrong guess.

May 26 2016, 9:49 AM · Operations, HHVM, MediaWiki-Categories
NickK updated the task description for T136281: Broken sorting and multi-page categories for Cyrillic wikis.
May 26 2016, 9:48 AM · Operations, HHVM, MediaWiki-Categories
NickK triaged T136281: Broken sorting and multi-page categories for Cyrillic wikis as Unbreak Now! priority.

Categories become unusable with this, thus unbreak now

May 26 2016, 9:43 AM · Operations, HHVM, MediaWiki-Categories
NickK created T136281: Broken sorting and multi-page categories for Cyrillic wikis.
May 26 2016, 9:43 AM · Operations, HHVM, MediaWiki-Categories

May 21 2016

NickK added a comment to T135808: "Start editing" popup can't be dismissed without clicking "Start editing".

As I have already written in T133800, there is strictly no key that can close this dialog, and it is annoying to have to click on a pop-up each time. It is just necessarily to add a key to dismiss this dialog, the most obvious choice being "Esc"

May 21 2016, 7:51 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-24_(1.28.0-wmf.3)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-31_(1.28.0-wmf.4)), MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-07_(1.28.0-wmf.5)), Accessibility, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
NickK added a comment to T133800: Add the "welcome" dialog (with button to switch) to the wikitext editor.

I am currently making similar edits to multiple projects (I have editing all of them before), and I am very annoyed by this message. I have to close this message in each and every project, and I do not have a button to close it - I have to move my mouse to "Start editing" and click it on every wiki.

May 21 2016, 7:37 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2016), User-notice, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-17_(1.28.0-wmf.2)), WikiEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
NickK added a comment to T130467: UNESCO.

Wrote an email to the international team about it, waiting for reaction and involvement of others.

May 21 2016, 7:22 PM · WMUA-Contests

Mar 16 2016

NickK closed T125022: WLE 2015 financial report, a subtask of T125021: WLE 2015 grant report, as Resolved.
Mar 16 2016, 5:47 PM · WMUA-WLE-2015
NickK closed T125022: WLE 2015 financial report as Resolved.

Done.

Mar 16 2016, 5:47 PM · WMUA-WLE-2015
NickK closed T125021: WLE 2015 grant report as Resolved.

Done.

Mar 16 2016, 5:47 PM · WMUA-WLE-2015

Mar 9 2016

NickK created T129422: Usernames with commas not supported {dove}.
Mar 9 2016, 11:35 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics-Wikimetrics
NickK changed the status of T87596: Uploading cohort or running a large report fails from Stalled to Open.

I confirm that this behaviour still occurs. While attempting to work with a very large cohort I get the following errors:

Mar 9 2016, 11:29 PM · Analytics, Community-Wikimetrics, Analytics-Wikimetrics

Feb 2 2016

NickK added a member for WMUA-Contests: NickK.
Feb 2 2016, 10:35 PM

Dec 10 2015

NickK added a comment to T119206: Requests to globally reset a user's skin preferences.

No that isn't possible I'm afraid. It will only set the preference on wikis in which you have a local account on though, so if you go to a wiki you haven't been to before, you'd get the same effect going forward.

Dec 10 2015, 9:35 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, User-notice, Release-Engineering-Team, DBA