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Mon, Sep 11

Nikki added a comment to T175525: When editing a statement, unedited entity input fields are marked unrecognized once unfocused.

It also happens if you click "add reference" for the statement without first clicking "edit", even though the property selector is focused. I'm not sure whether the main value field gets focused briefly while it renders, my eyes aren't that fast.

Mon, Sep 11, 1:01 PM · Wikidata-Sprint, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata

Wed, Sep 6

Nikki added a comment to T59665: editing data values using server-side parser/validation will disable "save" button until server responds.

I'm really disappointed to see that this was declined. I find this behaviour infuriating and I've developed a habit of hammering the enter key around 5 times when I want to save a statement because it's so slow and unresponsive.

Wed, Sep 6, 10:15 AM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Thu, Aug 31

Nikki added a comment to T173668: deploy Cognate to als, bar and pfl Wikipedia Word namespace.

Looking at the content of those three (https://als.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Alli_Syte?from=&to=&namespace=104, https://pfl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schbezial:Alle_Seiten?from=&to=&namespace=104 and https://bar.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Alle_Seiten?from=&to=&namespace=104), I'm not sure how well this would work:

Thu, Aug 31, 11:03 AM · Cognate, Wikidata

Tue, Aug 29

Nikki added a comment to T174414: WDQS incorrectly calculates geof:distance.

I got NaN for the distance recently too, with something similar to this query (only includes the affected items, to make it faster).

Tue, Aug 29, 2:23 PM · Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, Patch-For-Review, Upstream, Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Aug 11 2017

Nikki created T173081: Removing trailing whitespace while editing sitelinks interferes with backspacing.
Aug 11 2017, 10:30 AM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T173035: Adapt the suggestion to preferred languages.

In my interface, which prefers Czech, descriptions usually fallback to English (or Slovak)...

Aug 11 2017, 8:53 AM · Wikidata

Aug 10 2017

Nikki created T173026: Coordinate parser interprets lowercase S/W as N/E.
Aug 10 2017, 5:07 PM · Wikidata

Aug 7 2017

Nikki added a comment to T172685: wikibase:apiOutputItem does not populate variable when using generator to search Wikidata items.

Could you create a ticket for whoever can fix this then?

Aug 7 2017, 8:13 PM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Nikki created T172685: wikibase:apiOutputItem does not populate variable when using generator to search Wikidata items.
Aug 7 2017, 11:57 AM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Aug 6 2017

Nikki added a comment to T172649: Incomplete Wikidata mergers.

This seems like the same thing as T127213 to me.

Aug 6 2017, 11:08 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata

Aug 1 2017

Nikki added a comment to T172134: Proposal: Create "number of values" constraint type and replace "single value"/"multi value".

I would prefer to keep the existing single value constraint because it's a very common constraint and replacing it wouldn't have any benefits for users (or would it?).

Aug 1 2017, 12:07 PM · Wikibase-Quality, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T170374: Format constraint UX.

As a qualifier would make more sense, since it's clarifying a specific statement.

Aug 1 2017, 7:36 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikidata-Sprint, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Jul 31 2017

Nikki reopened T158187: Query result should have a fixed horizonal scroll bar as "Open".

I've seen this happen and I can reproduce it fine with the query in the description.

Jul 31 2017, 1:47 PM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T96160: [Bug] when entering monolingual text, trouble saving via keyboard actions.

Is it suggesting that you should be able to press enter to save without having to tab over?

Jul 31 2017, 10:01 AM · Design, WMDE-Design, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 30 2017

Nikki added a comment to T117808: Display very large or very small quantity values using scientific notation.

There was widespread use of ±0 by the community because, until recently, it was the only way to make it work the way people expected it to, which was to display just the value that they were trying to enter without doing anything weird to it. There were even bots which changed ±1 values to ±0 to remove the unwanted uncertainties. The majority of statements which now say ±0 really mean that we did not want to enter an uncertainty. (You might think people were wrong to do that, but that's what happens when it doesn't work the way users expect.)

Jul 30 2017, 9:52 AM · DataValues, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 29 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170374: Format constraint UX.

Could we use capture groups and see which does (not) capture?

I don’t see how – all we get back from the query service is “matches” or “doesn’t match”, and doing anything not on the query service opens us up to DoS attacks via expensive regexes.

Jul 29 2017, 5:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikidata-Sprint, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Jul 27 2017

Nikki added a comment to T139827: [feature] provide mapview on across 180 longitude line, selection with wikibase:box.

It is possible to manually adjust the coordinates to get the desired display using the same method I used for my locations in Fiji example, e.g. this query. Unfortunately I had to split it into two parts to stop it timing out so it's more complicated than it should be.

Jul 27 2017, 6:05 PM · Need-volunteer, Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T149518: Support polar mapping in WDQS.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who would like this. :)

Jul 27 2017, 2:13 PM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Jul 26 2017

Nikki added a comment to T171634: When scrolling down in the list of results, the screen goes back to the top of the page.

It's reproducible with long lists too in the right circumstances, e.g. set it to display 10 results at a time, run a query that returns thousands of results, resize the window so that the window is slightly shorter than the page and try to navigate through the results.

Jul 26 2017, 10:22 AM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T171708: Contradictory description conflict.

I was able to reproduce this on test.wikidata.org with https://test.wikidata.org/wiki/Q74567 and https://test.wikidata.org/wiki/Q74568 - try adding "some description" as the English description of Q74567. It seems that the new en description on one item is conflicting with the existing en-gb description on the other, even though we normally treat en and en-gb as if they were completely independent languages.

Jul 26 2017, 9:59 AM · Wikidata

Jul 25 2017

Nikki added a comment to T117808: Display very large or very small quantity values using scientific notation.

Scientific values are not the only place where large numbers occur. For example, the total assets of https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q312 and the population of https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q46 are both above 10^6 and are not places where scientific notation would be expected. Looking at http://tinyurl.com/ybhuvam6, most properties with values over 10^6 are things relating to amounts of money and numbers of people. I think this should depend on the property.

Jul 25 2017, 9:11 PM · DataValues, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 24 2017

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T138104: Do not serialize empty containers (descriptions/aliases/sitelinks) as empty array [].
Jul 24 2017, 11:32 AM · Wikibase-DataModel-Serialization, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Jul 21 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170668: "Unknown dependency: wikibase.mobile" on Wikidata element pages .

I'm also having the same problem with not being able to edit on quite a few pages. I tried refreshing, but that doesn't help. Purging the page makes it editable again, but having to do that for every affected page before I can edit is rather inconvenient.

Jul 21 2017, 3:39 AM · Wikidata-Sprint, Wikidata

Jul 20 2017

Nikki added a comment to T168523: Language codes din and smj are listed in multiple files.

Yes, it looks like it's fixed.

Jul 20 2017, 10:26 AM · Africa-Wikimedia-Developers, Easy, Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 19 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170788: Provide a more direct way to access an item's ID.

It might seem simple to you, but you have a lot more experience than most of us. :) The various methods all involve multiple functions, which means remembering which functions you need for the method you want to use, which order to use them in, which arguments the functions take and which order those arguments go in, plus getting the right number of closing brackets and putting them in the right places. That's a lot of places you can go wrong and I suspect plenty of less experienced people would resort to copying and pasting it from somewhere when they need it because they don't remember the exact sequence of words and punctuation needed.

Jul 19 2017, 7:54 PM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Jul 17 2017

Nikki created T170788: Provide a more direct way to access an item's ID.
Jul 17 2017, 7:34 AM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Jul 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170672: Constraints gadget continues to show a resolved unique value violation for a while after a merge.

Someone more qualified will have to comment on whether losing the caching would be a problem.

Jul 14 2017, 12:08 PM · Wikibase-Quality, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikidata
Nikki created T170672: Constraints gadget continues to show a resolved unique value violation for a while after a merge.
Jul 14 2017, 11:34 AM · Wikibase-Quality, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikidata

Jul 13 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167361: Queries involve finding labels, descriptions or aliases for a language are slow.

Here's another case which appears to be affected by this: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Request_a_query/Archive/2017/06#Alias_.3D_Label (continued in German at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Forum#Bezeichnung_.3D_Alias).

Jul 13 2017, 10:16 PM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Jul 12 2017

Esc3300 awarded T148411: Item search for statements ranks disambiguation items too highly a Party Time token.
Jul 12 2017, 1:27 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T136479: Allow cancelling / aborting queries.

If this ticket includes cancelling the query on the server, should we make a new ticket for simply being able to run a new query before the existing one has timed out? It used to be possible before the run button started being disabled, so it seems like making that possible again would be easy to do even if we can't actually cancel the query on the server yet. It would be nice if it could cancel the existing query when starting a new query, but I don't think it really makes a difference to the user.

Jul 12 2017, 12:29 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Nikki created T170412: Existing statement sometimes vanishes when cancelling addition of a second statement.
Jul 12 2017, 12:03 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T148411: Item search for statements ranks disambiguation items too highly.

I don't think disambiguation items should be removed from the suggester entirely:

Jul 12 2017, 10:01 AM · Wikidata

Jul 11 2017

Nikki added a comment to T152465: Investigate options for "one site link per item limitation" problem.

It appears that T11360 has added support for setting the language for individual pages. One of the suggestions (first "contact the development team" link, timestamp "06:28, 22 June 2016") was to add support for that and then make it so that Wikidata allows multiple sitelinks as long as each page's language is different.

Jul 11 2017, 2:58 PM · Wikidata

Jul 6 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167785: Use alternative separator character when calling wbsetaliases.

I was just trying to add an alias which contains pipe characters and instead of the text I entered, it split it into two separate aliases (see https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?diff=514571743 where it added "N" and "ng" instead of "N||ng"). Is that covered by this ticket, or should I create a new one?

Jul 6 2017, 4:12 PM · Wikidata-Sprint, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 4 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167653: Consider ranks in constraint checks.

It probably happened on a particular item, but I have absolutely no idea which. :(

Jul 4 2017, 2:57 PM · Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Jun 28 2017

Nikki created T169054: Strange rendering of the Rhine between Cologne and Düsseldorf.
Jun 28 2017, 11:02 AM · Maps-Sprint, Discovery, Maps

Jun 26 2017

Nikki added a comment to T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.

That's incorrect. When I asked on behalf of Wikimedia, the names were added (maybe because I'm Wikimedia's CLDR ST manager?).

Jun 26 2017, 8:03 PM · Chinese-Sites, Language-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata
Nikki created P5634 (An Untitled Masterwork).
Jun 26 2017, 7:35 PM

Jun 25 2017

Nikki added a comment to T168799: Create or adapt an extension to list name of all languages with ISO 639-1/2/3 codes.

Would this be intended to provide a full solution to T151269? If so, it would also need to support non-standard MediaWiki languages (e.g. "nl-informal") and IETF language tags with countries, scripts or other variants (e.g. pt-br, ku-arab, be-tarask).

Jun 25 2017, 9:46 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extension-requests

Jun 21 2017

Nikki created T168523: Language codes din and smj are listed in multiple files.
Jun 21 2017, 12:48 PM · Africa-Wikimedia-Developers, Easy, Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jun 19 2017

Nikki created T168295: Some language codes for sitelinks are capitalised differently from labels.
Jun 19 2017, 1:19 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jun 18 2017

Nikki created T168193: Some items in the query service are out of sync.
Jun 18 2017, 9:15 AM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jun 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T165648: Add monolingual language codes nrf-gg (for Guernésiais), nrf-je (for Jèrriais).

@Mbch331 "Labels aren't monolingual strings". Of course they are (or should be) monoligual as we request users to provide monolingual translations for them.

Jun 14 2017, 8:59 PM · Wikidata

Jun 13 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167700: Add button to automatically fix certain constraint violations.

@Lydia_Pintscher: But without something like this, it makes it more likely that people will start removing correct statements to make the warning go away. I can easily imagine a user who is less familiar with the interface (and the fact we're expected to enter the same thing twice on two separate pages) seeing a warning, wanting to resolve it, looking at the current page for a way to do it and only being able to find the "remove" link. Then when they try clicking remove (given the lack of any other obvious options), the warning goes away like they wanted.

Jun 13 2017, 10:33 AM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T167226: All text after a pipe character is silently removed when saving a monolingual text property.

I'm mostly having problems with this when adding references. I've been using https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Aude/citoid.js which adds the page title to the reference, but it seems lots of websites have pipes in their page titles. That means I have to choose between not adding a title at all or adding a title which doesn't match the source.

Jun 13 2017, 9:38 AM · Wikibase-JavaScript-Api, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jun 11 2017

Nikki added a comment to T165648: Add monolingual language codes nrf-gg (for Guernésiais), nrf-je (for Jèrriais).

To add nrf-GG and
nrf-JE, we still need that Wikimedia renames its existing and incorrect use
of nrm to nrf.

Jun 11 2017, 6:35 PM · Wikidata

Jun 9 2017

Nikki added a comment to T144272: new monolingual language code requests for Wikidata (tracking).

I have a general question here: Are these languages codes provided in WikibaseRepo.php in addition to anything?

I mean, where does the basic list come from? Core Names.php? ULS's langdb? A wikidata.org query? A defined subset of CLDR? Something else?

Jun 9 2017, 3:59 PM · Tracking, Wikidata

Jun 8 2017

Nikki added a comment to T165648: Add monolingual language codes nrf-gg (for Guernésiais), nrf-je (for Jèrriais).

We already have Norman under the (completely incorrect) code nrm and T25216 is asking for the existing Norman Wikipedia to be moved from that code to nrf. If that happens, I would expect Wikidata to also switch to using nrf for Norman. nrf explicitly covers both Jèrriais and Guernésiais and possibly applies to the other mutually intelligible varieties too (might be worth asking the ISO 639-3 RA for clarification). Either way, if you specifically want to say Guernésiais, I would suggest nrf-gg (i.e. including the country code for Guernsey) as a more appropriate code (and then Jèrriais would be nrf-je).

Jun 8 2017, 2:54 PM · Wikidata

Jun 7 2017

Nikki created T167361: Queries involve finding labels, descriptions or aliases for a language are slow.
Jun 7 2017, 9:52 PM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Jun 6 2017

Nikki created T167226: All text after a pipe character is silently removed when saving a monolingual text property.
Jun 6 2017, 10:00 PM · Wikibase-JavaScript-Api, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

May 24 2017

Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

Oh, typical, as soon as I write that, my next test reproduces it.

May 24 2017, 10:07 AM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

I don't get any errors when it works. I don't know how to reproduce it (as I wrote above) but when I see it again I'll try and remember to check.

May 24 2017, 9:53 AM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

I just got this again. I wrote "mok" and clicked on "Moksha (mdf)" and when I tried to save, it said Could not save due to an error. "mok" is not a known language code., even though the language field said "Moksha (mdf)". I tried saving again and got the same error, so I went back to the language field, deleted the "Moksha (mdf)" text, typed "moksha" and clicked on "Moksha (mdf)" again and then it finally let me save it.

May 24 2017, 9:27 AM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

May 23 2017

Nikki added a comment to T63958: Use existing $dateFormats to format dates on Wikidata.

@thiemowmde : Imagine your software displays "2017Jahr5Monat22Tag" (which is the Chinese format string with German words substituted in). This is how users of non-"dd Mmm yyyy" languages currently feel when we use Wikidata. It's worse than defaulting to "2017-05-22" or even "May 22 2017".

May 23 2017, 6:44 PM · Patch-For-Review, I18n, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Feb 25 2017

Nikki updated the task description for T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.
Feb 25 2017, 8:56 PM · Chinese-Sites, Language-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata

Feb 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

This looks like the same thing I mentioned in T110043#2083784. I don't think it has anything to do with there being an existing statement with that language code, because the language code it is trying to use ("e") is not even a valid one. I haven't found a way to reproduce it, it just sometimes doesn't seem to notice that the text in the language field has changed and tries to use old or incomplete language codes.

Feb 14 2017, 10:21 PM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Feb 3 2017

Nikki added a comment to T155417: Add monolingual language code mnc (Manchu).

Labels/descriptions/aliases and monolingual text deliberately do not use the same sets of languages, so a code added for monolingual text is not automatically available for labels.

Feb 3 2017, 3:47 PM · Wikidata

Jan 30 2017

Nikki added a comment to T16439: Undo should auto-patrol reverted revisions, like a rollback does.

Sorry, I did understand it, but I worded my response badly. I should have written something like "I don't think it makes sense to mark all undone edits as patrolled (particularly when the edit is undone by a user whose own edits aren't marked as patrolled)" instead. You do have a good point though and if someone wants to make all undos mark the undone edit as patrolled, I wouldn't be against that.

Jan 30 2017, 3:54 PM · MediaWiki-Patrolling
Nikki added a comment to T154484: [Story] Improved keyboard navigation.

I created a couple more tickets which I didn't mention on the project chat page - T154896 and T156635. I already got Léa to link the first one from T40968 for me, if someone could add the other one too I would appreciate it. :)

Jan 30 2017, 3:26 PM · Wikidata
Nikki created T156635: Enter does not always work to select first result when searching for items.
Jan 30 2017, 3:04 PM · Wikidata

Jan 28 2017

Nikki added a comment to T16439: Undo should auto-patrol reverted revisions, like a rollback does.

Maybe it's less of an issue for other wikis and that's why nobody has worked on it yet, but people who are trying to do countervandalism work on Wikidata are saying the current behaviour is affecting how efficiently they can do that (I also agree). Declining it won't improve anything and it's in Wikidata's own interest to make countervandalism work easier. The only suggestion I've seen has been to use rollback, but rollback is not possible or appropriate in all cases, e.g. someone else has already edited the item, not all of the edits need to be undone or the edit is a good faith edit.

Jan 28 2017, 3:23 PM · MediaWiki-Patrolling

Jan 16 2017

Nikki added a comment to T155417: Add monolingual language code mnc (Manchu).

Manchu is already available (see this edit, was added in T137808). You'll need to enter the code for it to use it, until T124758 is fixed.

Jan 16 2017, 3:13 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T155378: Add monolingual language code lkt (Lakota).

Lakota is already available (see this item for example). You'll need to enter the code for it to use it, until T124758 is fixed.

Jan 16 2017, 3:07 PM · Wikidata

Jan 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T118065: Provide mechanism to edit aliases on special page that does not involve pipe character.

I would also like to see something better than manually separating them with a pipe character. It's not very intuitive.

Jan 14 2017, 10:28 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jan 9 2017

Nikki added a comment to T115554: Allow inserting a reference for a new statement with the DuplicateReferences gadget without reloading the page.

I had a look at the network requests when this happens and I get

{"error":{"code":"editconflict","info":"Edit conflict.","messages":[{"name":"edit-conflict","parameters":[],"html":{"*":"Edit conflict."}}],"*":"See https://www.wikidata.org/w/api.php for API usage."},"servedby":"mw1207"}
Jan 9 2017, 11:07 AM · Regression, Wikidata, Wikidata-Gadgets
Nikki created T154896: Clicking edit to edit a statement does not focus the input field.
Jan 9 2017, 10:13 AM · Wikidata-Sprint, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata

Jan 8 2017

Nikki created T154869: Removing qualifier/reference using the keyboard (by pressing enter) saves the statement too.
Jan 8 2017, 2:53 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T88804: [Bug] There are two "more buttons" in the suggester .

The example given in the description does not reproduce it for me, but the following does (with the interface in English):

Jan 8 2017, 12:47 PM · Wikidata-Sprint, ValueView, Regression, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jan 3 2017

Nikki added a comment to T142082: Add another "Add statement" button on top to ensure consistent position.

There's T146205 for a keyboard shortcut, btw. The "KeyShortcuts" gadget (which I use) uses just "a", so alt-a would be fairly consistent with that and would probably be usable in situations where the KeyShortcuts gadget isn't (e.g. when text fields or links are focused).

Jan 3 2017, 4:29 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseView, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Jan 1 2017

Nikki added a comment to T63993: Babel language codes should be normalised to lower case when used in categories.

Those language tags are not case sensitive, so "pt-br" is still perfectly valid and all lowercase is what Wikimedia projects have used for years (including in pre-Babel templates, which are still widely used). Trying to force a new style on everyone is really disruptive, wikis already have a well-established system of categories which has now been completely messed up by Babel suddenly switching to different capitalisation. It's no wonder Babel AutoCreate keeps being indefinitely blocked and there are even people who want it turned off or globally blocked because it's so disruptive.

Jan 1 2017, 3:36 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-16_(1.28.0-wmf.15)), MediaWiki-extensions-Babel

Dec 22 2016

Nikki added a comment to T153850: Include "special" languages in language selector for monolingual text.

It seems that codes added for both labels and monolingual text (the ones defined here) also don't show up in the selector.

Dec 22 2016, 10:50 AM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Dec 21 2016

Nikki created T153898: No change detected when using mouse to select monolingual text language code and then pasting new language code.
Dec 21 2016, 8:40 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T153850: Include "special" languages in language selector for monolingual text.

Oh, T124758 and T147839 seem to be the same thing.

Dec 21 2016, 8:27 PM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
Nikki updated the task description for T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.
Dec 21 2016, 3:17 PM · Chinese-Sites, Language-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T153850: Include "special" languages in language selector for monolingual text.

It's not just those special codes which are missing, any code which is only available for monolingual text is not shown (the list seems to be defined here).

Dec 21 2016, 3:13 PM · User-Daniel, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Dec 17 2016

Nikki added a comment to T148923: Provide a way to access unencoded page names for sitelinks.

Spaces would be better for all three use cases I listed, so I would prefer spaces.

Dec 17 2016, 10:45 AM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Dec 15 2016

Nikki updated subscribers of T153089: autodesc should not prefix property IDs.

I had a look into how to fix this, this change (on my somewhat edited copy of the script) seems to work to prevent it from trying to load descriptions for anything other than items.

Dec 15 2016, 3:53 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata

Dec 13 2016

Nikki created T153089: autodesc should not prefix property IDs.
Dec 13 2016, 4:43 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata

Dec 12 2016

Nikki added a comment to T150633: Please enable abe or Western Abenaki.

There are currently 4 items with labels for this language code. Does this mean those labels should be removed?

Dec 12 2016, 7:39 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Sprint, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikidata

Dec 11 2016

Nikki created T152915: Use en-simple for schema:inLanguage of simplewiki sitelinks.
Dec 11 2016, 5:04 PM · Wikidata-Sprint, Patch-For-Review, Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Nikki reopened T115267: [Bug] Text field doesn't always load when trying to add a statement as "Open".

I'm reopening this since the problem isn't completely resolved (see above). :(

Dec 11 2016, 12:17 PM · Wikidata-Sprint, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-08-16, Wikidata

Dec 8 2016

Nikki added a comment to T115267: [Bug] Text field doesn't always load when trying to add a statement.

The method I mentioned in the description seems to be fixed, but I've found another way I can reproduce it fairly reliably:

Dec 8 2016, 6:08 PM · Wikidata-Sprint, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-08-16, Wikidata

Dec 7 2016

Nikki added a comment to T152594: [Task] Make it more obvious why Special:PagesWithBadges doesn't list anything on wikidata.org.

Wikidata pages don't usually have badges so there's usually nothing to show. The only one which exists right now does show up at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:PagesWithBadges?badge=Q20748092

Dec 7 2016, 12:47 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Easy, Need-volunteer, Wikidata

Dec 6 2016

Nikki added a comment to T87524: Merge with conflicting sitelinks is not rejected.

@hoo: Here's an example from a week ago which was just mentioned on Project Chat: https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q4356886&diff=412629717&oldid=253981121

Dec 6 2016, 1:25 PM · TestMe, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Dec 5 2016

Nikki created T152465: Investigate options for "one site link per item limitation" problem.
Dec 5 2016, 10:55 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T152295: Option to display json in the wikidata query service.

I would love an easy way to get from the query interface to the API (i.e. a link which replaces "#" with "sparql?format=json&query="). I can (and do) manually edit the URL to get from the query interface to the API, but since I can never quite remember the URL format I end up having to look it up every time. I don't personally need the JSON itself to be displayed within the query interface or with pretty printing since my browser already knows how to pretty print JSON for me but maybe other people's browsers are different.

Dec 5 2016, 10:20 AM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery, Wikidata

Dec 3 2016

Nikki created T152298: Error when editing because there are conflicts with an item which is a redirect to the current item.
Dec 3 2016, 5:10 PM · Wikidata

Nov 25 2016

Nikki added a comment to T148496: Configure the size map markers in WQS.

Has this been released? I'm still finding it incredibly difficult to click on the markers and need a way to make them bigger.

Nov 25 2016, 11:12 PM · Wikidata-Sprint-2016-10-12, Ladies-That-FOSS-Wikidata, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Nov 24 2016

Nikki added a comment to T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.

More detailed comments:

Nov 24 2016, 8:56 PM · Chinese-Sites, Language-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.

I had a look at that tracker and found http://unicode.org/cldr/trac/ticket/9137 where two of the codes here (fkv and sje) were already requested but rejected. Given the following comment, it seems like it would be a waste of time to request the addition of more languages there:

We agreed to document there is no intent for CLDR to have the English names of all languages (there are over 7,000) of them, and point to ​http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry/language-subtag-registry as a source for any extra ones that people need.

Nov 24 2016, 8:26 PM · Chinese-Sites, Language-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata

Nov 23 2016

Nikki added a comment to T151449: mai, olo and tcy interwiki links are at the bottom of the list instead of being sorted by native name.

For wikis which use the default language code order (e.g. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan, https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japon), the links are correctly sorted by code. It's only by native name where there seems to be a problem.

Nov 23 2016, 11:39 AM · Wikidata-Sprint, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata, MediaWiki-Interwiki
Nikki created T151449: mai, olo and tcy interwiki links are at the bottom of the list instead of being sorted by native name.
Nov 23 2016, 11:35 AM · Wikidata-Sprint, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata, MediaWiki-Interwiki

Nov 21 2016

Nikki created T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.
Nov 21 2016, 11:38 PM · Chinese-Sites, Language-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T150737: Error for the property math formula in some languages.

I'm also seeing a similar error at the bottom of https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata_talk:WikiProject_Physics

Nov 21 2016, 10:25 PM · Services (done), RESTBase-API, RESTBase, User-mobrovac, Mathoid, Math, Wikidata

Nov 18 2016

Nikki created T151088: Some date inputs without a day are parsed as having a day.
Nov 18 2016, 9:03 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Need-volunteer, DataValues, Wikidata

Nov 16 2016

Nikki added a comment to T150656: Light-year and gigaparsec do not show up in the query for the longest things on Wikidata..

What about light year? It has a length statement with the unit in metres, so shouldn't it appear in the query in the description?

Nov 16 2016, 7:10 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Nov 15 2016

Nikki created T150748: Extremely small numbers with lots of decimal places are truncated when displayed.
Nov 15 2016, 11:58 AM · Wikidata

Nov 14 2016

Nikki added a comment to T150656: Light-year and gigaparsec do not show up in the query for the longest things on Wikidata..

That doesn't seem to be the problem here, I edited light year earlier after seeing this ticket, but the query in the description still doesn't include it.

Nov 14 2016, 8:31 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T150656: Light-year and gigaparsec do not show up in the query for the longest things on Wikidata..

You have ps:2386 instead of ps:P2386 in the second query.

Nov 14 2016, 2:11 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata