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Today

Peteforsyth added a comment to T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer.

OK, I (sort of) understand. I also don't see how something described as an "evolution" constitutes a "reply..." but I suppose if there were a clearer answer available, it would have been mentioned by now.

Fri, Dec 6, 1:03 AM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015

Yesterday

Peteforsyth added a comment to T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer.

@Aklapper, after I posted the comment above, I see you have marked the page @Qgil had identified as constituting a "reply" as "historical/obsolete". https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Technical_Collaboration_Guidance/Community_decisions&diff=3555787&oldid=2534515 Could you explain?

Thu, Dec 5, 11:48 PM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015

Tue, Dec 3

Peteforsyth added a comment to T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer.

For posterity, it's worth linking this essay from 2015, in which I considered what the results of the letter were.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-11-11/Op-ed#Was_the_letter_finally_successful?

Tue, Dec 3, 10:44 PM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015

Sep 21 2019

Peteforsyth created T233488: Add HotCat gadget to wikiconference.org website.
Sep 21 2019, 4:55 PM · Wikimedia-DC

Aug 14 2019

Peteforsyth created T230499: Musical score on English Wikisource does not render (due to misplaced tilde).
Aug 14 2019, 5:19 PM · MediaWiki-Shell, MediaWiki-extensions-Score, Wikisource

Jul 3 2019

Peteforsyth added a comment to T215558: Proofread Page extension on Wikisource is displaying wrong pages; purge on Commons file fails.

Thank you @Aklapper ! I did not realize it was possible to create private image files here. I believe I have now updated the image to allow all to view. Please let me know if you still have problems (and I will watch out for this in the future).

Jul 3 2019, 10:08 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-DjVu, Commons, ProofreadPage, Wikisource
Peteforsyth added a comment to T215558: Proofread Page extension on Wikisource is displaying wrong pages; purge on Commons file fails.

What @Xover said makes sense -- it's not a problem with ProofreadPage, but a problem made *visible* by ProofreadPage. In that case, my initial title is incorrect, and may be preventing the right people from seeing this. Does anybody know what part of the software is supposed to generate thumbnails? Can somebody retitle this or recategorize it in a way that makes more sense? @Aklapper ?

Jul 3 2019, 9:34 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-DjVu, Commons, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Jun 1 2019

Peteforsyth added a comment to T223012: OCR tool gives incorrect error message when it is over capacity.

Note, I don't think Phe is tracking this here. He responded only after I left a note on his github page, which Aklapper linked above.

Jun 1 2019, 5:37 PM · Tools, Wikisource

May 11 2019

Peteforsyth created T223012: OCR tool gives incorrect error message when it is over capacity.
May 11 2019, 7:12 PM · Tools, Wikisource

Feb 7 2019

Peteforsyth created T215558: Proofread Page extension on Wikisource is displaying wrong pages; purge on Commons file fails.
Feb 7 2019, 9:51 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-DjVu, Commons, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Feb 6 2019

Peteforsyth added a comment to T198584: Update wikilinks to point back to source project.

Replying to this from the original report: "Bonus points if the code is smart enough to only do it to redlinks."

Feb 6 2019, 12:31 AM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.6; 2019-05-21), WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2019-05-15, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2019-04-30, TCB-Team, Move-Files-To-Commons

Aug 7 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

@Samwilson : I'm still getting inconsistent results -- sometimes the Google OCR button shows up, other times it doesn't. Here's the console output from the last time it *did* show up (after turning off the regular OCR button, and using the enhanced toolbar).

Aug 7 2018, 1:16 AM · Wikisource

Aug 6 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

@Samwilson : When I turn on the "enhanced toolbar" I don't know where to look to find the Google OCR button. I see the regular OCR button, but not Google OCR.

Aug 6 2018, 3:12 PM · Wikisource
Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

I doubt it matters, but just in case, it's on this page:

Aug 6 2018, 4:30 AM · Wikisource
Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

When I click the (small/compressed) button, I get this:

Aug 6 2018, 4:29 AM · Wikisource
Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

OK, here we go -- it failed again. (yay!) (And FWI, I've never turned on the new gadget, so that has not been interfering.)

Aug 6 2018, 4:28 AM · Wikisource
Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

Hmm, I don't see a Javascript console, but I see a Browser Console -- is that what you mean? There's all kinds of stuff in there, but now the OCR button has decided to work for the last few pages. I'll let you know what it says when I get another problem. (But, I'm not sure how far back to go, it doesn't appear to indicate in any obvious way when it's talking about a new page...?)

Aug 6 2018, 4:05 AM · Wikisource
Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

@Samwilson Thanks -- results are mixed. In Firefox on Ubuntu Mate (on a new but bargain-basement, slow laptop), it worked on the first page I tried it on, but failed on the second one. The button size is still correlating with success/failure.

Aug 6 2018, 3:43 AM · Wikisource
Peteforsyth added a comment to T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).

It may be that it works in Chrome, and does not work in Firefox. I *think* it has worked for me in Firefox in the past, but I can't be sure -- I use a variety of browsers. But I've tried it on Firefox under Windows 10 and Ubuntu Mate 18.04 today, and it's not currently working in either. However, I am not currently having trouble under Chrome on Windows 10.

Aug 6 2018, 1:57 AM · Wikisource
Peteforsyth created T201282: Google OCR button gadget on English Wikisource sometimes does not work (and looks weird).
Aug 6 2018, 1:35 AM · Wikisource

Jun 4 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T194861: Text is offset by one page.

Hi @Mpaa , just noticed your reply. Yes, if you're able to fix the file, I'd appreciate it! I'm also curious what the process looks like, if you're able to describe.

Jun 4 2018, 8:49 PM · Internet-Archive, IA Upload

May 24 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T192199: Proofread scan appearing tiny in wikisource, when creating or editing Page: pages.

@Tpt I just cleared my cache and tested a few pages, and so far, it seems to be working! I hesitate to give a definitive answer just now, as the problem has been somewhat sporadic...but I just checked three pages in a row, and previously, it's almost certain at least one out of three would have failed. Thank you for your efforts!

May 24 2018, 12:32 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

May 21 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T192199: Proofread scan appearing tiny in wikisource, when creating or editing Page: pages.

I've been contending with this for some time, but thought it was specific to my computer. As Slowking4 said, this is an issue that "strike[s] at the purpose of this site." It's difficult to do the *single most important* thing on Wikisource. The longer it's a problem, the bigger the negative impact on recruitment and retention of Wikisource editors. If there's a way I can help identify a solution -- more specific info about what causes the problem, or something else -- please let me know.

May 21 2018, 4:44 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

May 18 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T194861: Text is offset by one page.

Perhaps helpful in troubleshooting: IAupload offers the opportunity to remove the first page of a book (intended, I believe, for the kind of misleading rights claims typically introduced on a leading page by Google and others). On this one, it offered that option, but I declined. However, the interesting part: the image it showed me was of PAGE 2, not of the one that actually came through as PAGE 1. In other words, the actual cover [https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Page:Atlantis_Arisen.djvu/2] rather than the registration page, or whatever it is, used by the Internet Archive [https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Page:Atlantis_Arisen.djvu/1]. Since the offset of this unexpected behavior was also one page, it seems possible it might be connected...

May 18 2018, 10:05 PM · Internet-Archive, IA Upload
Peteforsyth added a comment to T194861: Text is offset by one page.

Thanks Mpaa, I'll keep track of the ticket. Like I said on Wikisource, no urgency on my end with regard to this particular file (Atlantis Arisen).

May 18 2018, 9:27 PM · Internet-Archive, IA Upload

Apr 30 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T193409: CropTool adjusting levels as well as cropping.

That's: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luella_Clay_Carson.png

Apr 30 2018, 4:03 PM · Tools
Peteforsyth created T193409: CropTool adjusting levels as well as cropping.
Apr 30 2018, 4:02 PM · Tools

Mar 7 2018

Nemo_bis awarded T188803: Chronic problems getting logged off a Burninate token.
Mar 7 2018, 7:47 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 5 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T188122: Specific PDF file only displays completely white page previews.

Seems to work fine. I'm not marking this "resolved," in case there is still hope of solving the underlying problem...but this file is now good to go! Thanks again @brion.
-Pete

Mar 5 2018, 9:20 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons
Peteforsyth closed T188803: Chronic problems getting logged off as Resolved.

Thank you Tgr, I'm sure that is the issue. Appreciate the response.
It's especially helpful to know that the Outreach Wiki is handled somewhat differently, as I have noticed that one gives me slightly different behaviors -- I had neglected to mention that in my initial report, as I have not been active there recently.
-Pete

Mar 5 2018, 9:15 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 3 2018

Peteforsyth updated the task description for T188803: Chronic problems getting logged off.
Mar 3 2018, 1:26 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth created T188803: Chronic problems getting logged off.
Mar 3 2018, 1:21 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth added a comment to T188122: Specific PDF file only displays completely white page previews.

Thanks @brion -- I'll try it, I suppose by just uploading it at Commons. I take it what you used was a webapp? I should have thought of that. I believe Wikisource prefers DJVU anyway, so it's a helpful workaround in this instance.

Mar 3 2018, 1:12 AM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Feb 26 2018

Peteforsyth added a comment to T188122: Specific PDF file only displays completely white page previews.

Thanks for all the efforts. Until a full general fix is worked out, is there a way to get this file working? If the JPEG 2000 source is the issue, is there perhaps a way to convert the pages one-by-one, and then rebuild a PDF or DJVU? I'd be happy to try doing that, but if there's an imminent (possible) general solution, let me know and I'll hold off.

Feb 26 2018, 7:02 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Feb 23 2018

Peteforsyth created T188122: Specific PDF file only displays completely white page previews.
Feb 23 2018, 6:00 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Feb 10 2018

Peteforsyth created T186972: DJVU generated from JP2 seem to be failing.
Feb 10 2018, 8:08 PM · Community-Tech, IA Upload

Sep 6 2017

Krinkle awarded T129692: [edit] link in WikiLove preview screen causes data loss a Orange Medal token.
Sep 6 2017, 8:38 PM · Patch-For-Review, WikiLove, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Mar 4 2017

Peteforsyth created T159624: Interwiki links in Flow should appear as internal links, both visually and re: "nofollow".
Mar 4 2017, 10:43 PM · StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Jan 27 2017

Peteforsyth added a comment to T120761: Improve Special:LinkSearch.

+1, would be tremendously useful to be able to specify namespace. Here is a news article that could have been much more informative if there were an easy/obvious way to narrow down the links to whitehouse.gov domain from *Main* namespace: https://theoutline.com/post/959/whitehouse-gov-switch-broke-wikipedia

Jan 27 2017, 12:47 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Jan 17 2017

Peteforsyth added a comment to T155273: Log in subscription to newsletter activity.

A point I left out:

Jan 17 2017, 8:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimania-Hackathon-2018, MediaWiki-extensions-Newsletter
Peteforsyth added a comment to T155273: Log in subscription to newsletter activity.
In T155273#2946129, @FilipGCI wrote:

@Qgil @01tonythomas Maybe just add user option to choose he/she want to be logged?

Jan 17 2017, 8:03 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimania-Hackathon-2018, MediaWiki-extensions-Newsletter
Peteforsyth added a comment to T155273: Log in subscription to newsletter activity.

I also have a personal view on this, but I will not bring it into the discussion, as I do not believe the personal views of a few individuals should impact the decision. Making subscriber lists private represents a change from the status quo. Evidence that should be considered would include:

  • Requests from users, accompanied by discussion leading to a clear consensus for change
  • Academic research about expectation of privacy around subscriptions
  • Polling of a representative sample of users
Jan 17 2017, 7:36 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimania-Hackathon-2018, MediaWiki-extensions-Newsletter

Jan 13 2017

Peteforsyth added a comment to T155266: Canonical URL of "redirect=no" view must include "redirect=no" query.

... but that page is not equivalent ...

Jan 13 2017, 9:58 PM · MediaWiki-Redirects, Discovery
Peteforsyth added a comment to T155266: Canonical URL of "redirect=no" view must include "redirect=no" query.

This already works the way you're describing for me. When I visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Redirection, I see <link rel="canonical" href="https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Redirect"/>.

Jan 13 2017, 8:17 PM · MediaWiki-Redirects, Discovery
Peteforsyth added a comment to T155266: Canonical URL of "redirect=no" view must include "redirect=no" query.

If this is valid and leads to a change, we should also consider cases where a redirect page carries additional information. I would imagine we'd want to treat these like any other redirect page, but more expert folks than myself should probably think it over. Example:

Jan 13 2017, 7:28 PM · MediaWiki-Redirects, Discovery
Peteforsyth created T155266: Canonical URL of "redirect=no" view must include "redirect=no" query.
Jan 13 2017, 7:25 PM · MediaWiki-Redirects, Discovery

Jan 6 2017

Peteforsyth added a comment to T154770: Newsletter extension doesn't explain how notifications will be received.

Elegant solution, @QuimGil. One tiny adjustment, I'd remove the word "been," so it reads simply:

Jan 6 2017, 6:35 PM · Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2016, MediaWiki-extensions-Newsletter

May 10 2016

Peteforsyth added a comment to T134788: Add Outreach Wiki to Special:Import on Meta Wiki.

@Dereckson, soon would be nice, but if another couple days without objection will more clearly establish consensus, I don't mind waiting. Thank you.

May 10 2016, 6:59 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 9 2016

Peteforsyth created T134788: Add Outreach Wiki to Special:Import on Meta Wiki.
May 9 2016, 5:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 23 2016

Peteforsyth created T130751: A "back" button in the mobile app, to return to web browser.
Mar 23 2016, 6:01 PM · Wikipedia-App-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth created T130723: Specific user with Yahoo address cannot use "email this user" function (unsubscribed after 5 bounces).
Mar 23 2016, 3:56 PM · Mail, MediaWiki-Email

Mar 14 2016

Peteforsyth added a comment to T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer.

If this ticket has gone too far in the direction of discussion (rather than mere task-tracking), then I am to blame for that. I agree with @Nemo_bis that Meta Wiki is the best place for public discussion. For anyone who believes this can be handled at the executive level rather than the board level, the page you linked does not make sense; this is one of the reasons I have suggested the Superprotect Letter's talk page. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Letter_to_Wikimedia_Foundation:_Superprotect_and_Media_Viewer#November_2015_poll:_Has_the_letter_achieved_its_goal.3F Speaking for myself, I am watching both pages.

Mar 14 2016, 7:13 PM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015

Mar 12 2016

Peteforsyth added a comment to T129692: [edit] link in WikiLove preview screen causes data loss.

Apparently a 2012 Meta vote rejected enabling WikiLove: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Babel/Archives/2012-05#Proposal:_Enable_WikiLove_on_Meta

Mar 12 2016, 7:46 PM · Patch-For-Review, WikiLove, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Peteforsyth added a comment to T129692: [edit] link in WikiLove preview screen causes data loss.

For what it's worth, I looked on Meta Wiki, and asked about enabling WikiLove, here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Babel#Enable_WikiLove_here.3F

Mar 12 2016, 1:25 AM · Patch-For-Review, WikiLove, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Mar 11 2016

Peteforsyth added a comment to T129692: [edit] link in WikiLove preview screen causes data loss.

I see three possible outcomes, any of which would be good. The first, I think, is ideal:

Mar 11 2016, 7:57 PM · Patch-For-Review, WikiLove, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Peteforsyth created T129692: [edit] link in WikiLove preview screen causes data loss.
Mar 11 2016, 7:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, WikiLove, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Mar 9 2016

Peteforsyth added a comment to T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer.

(Note -- my earlier closure of this ticket was a mistake, and I didn't realize I had done it until Quim pointed it out to me today. Apologies for any confusion this caused.)

Mar 9 2016, 7:02 PM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015
Peteforsyth reopened T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer as "Open".
Mar 9 2016, 4:54 PM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015

Mar 8 2016

Peteforsyth created T129238: Fix the "preferences" view in the Cat-a-Lot gadget on Meta Wiki.
Mar 8 2016, 4:58 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth placed T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org up for grabs.
Mar 8 2016, 4:48 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth closed T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org as Resolved.

Awesome! Is this task now resolved, then? If so, could you please mark it as such?

Now done. I had been planning to bake a cake and find a party hat first ;)

Mar 8 2016, 4:46 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth added a comment to T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org.

It works -- thank you all for your efforts! It's tremendously useful for wiki-gnoming, and will permit me to do a bunch of long-deferred organizing on wmf wiki. If what you just did is easily transferrable to Meta Wiki, I could use it there for some projects too...but I don't want to wear out my welcome on requests :)

Mar 8 2016, 3:25 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth added a comment to T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org.

@MZMcBride , first -- I think my own issue is now resolved (I copied text from my common.js file on Commons to WMF Wiki) -- but this is probably worth tracking down in case somebody else wants to use the gadget. In other words, I think I was able to manually change my preferences by putting the file there myself -- but the interface to the Preferences screen still doesn't work on WMF Wiki.

Mar 8 2016, 1:18 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth updated subscribers of T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org.

Thanks for taking a shot at that, @MZMcBride . Unfortunately I'm still not able to see the preferences screen. @Rillke , do you know anything about how Cat-a-lot uses Javascript, and how we could get it working on another wiki?

Mar 8 2016, 12:01 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 6 2016

Peteforsyth added a comment to T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org.

@MZMcBride, sorry if this is more complicated than it first seemed. In order to be useful on WMF Wiki, this will need to permit categorization of pages. That's an option in the Cat-A-Lot preferences, which is not checked by default:

Mar 6 2016, 7:53 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Peteforsyth added a comment to T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org.

Many thanks, MZMcBride!

Mar 6 2016, 7:11 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 5 2016

Peteforsyth created T128976: enable cat-a-lot gadget on wikimediafoundation.org.
Mar 5 2016, 9:35 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 1 2016

Peteforsyth closed T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer as Resolved.

@Qgil Thank you for the update. I appreciate your efforts, and I agree that trying to push this through in this particular month might not have been the best idea.

Mar 1 2016, 12:11 AM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015

Jan 31 2016

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T21855: Please close the advisory board wiki as it has moved to meta.

This task was not completed; the wiki was closed, and (as Angela stated) pages were exported to Meta (and perhaps other wikis), but (at least some?) source pages were not deleted, no note was made about the new address, etc. What is the best way to handle this? It seems to me the best approach would be to reopen the wiki, create soft redirects for every page, and re-close it. See, for instance: https://advisory.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meeting_August_2007/Notes and https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?diff=104869

Jan 31 2016, 9:46 PM · Shell, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Dec 22 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T90055: [Spike] Changing the displayed username, in Flow.

Absolutely helps, Quiddity -- thanks. And I'm glad to hear that WMF product dev process aims to document all this stuff better. Every time I ask about something like this, I seem to get a nugget of useful information...but nobody's ever pointed me to a document that (e.g.) describes the proper/intended use of sites like phabricator, bugzilla (which I do understand is now history), trello, gerrit, github, or even mediawiki.org or the tech email lists or IRC channels, and perhaps other sites/lists I'm not aware of. Any effort to create high-level documentation of that stuff would be tremendously useful to the movement. (Detailed documentation is good too, but IMO some kind of overview is more pressing.) Anyway, I appreciate this good explanation -- it makes sense.

Dec 22 2015, 1:07 AM · Growth-Team, Spike, WMF-deploy-2015-07-07_(1.26wmf13), StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Dec 20 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T90055: [Spike] Changing the displayed username, in Flow.

It's my understanding that bugs entered here are supposed to have consensus first -- rather than generating consensus here on phabricator. Is that accurate? If so, where is the consensus for this substantial change on the various projects it will affect?

Dec 20 2015, 12:59 AM · Growth-Team, Spike, WMF-deploy-2015-07-07_(1.26wmf13), StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Dec 17 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.

Another example: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/08/portland_police_investigating_80.html (photo is public domain, by USGS -- all I did was crop it.) I noted it in the comment thread, so perhaps the Oregonian will correct the problem.

Dec 17 2015, 3:57 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaViewer

Dec 1 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.

Unsubscribing -- if you find you need me for something, please reach out directly.

Dec 1 2015, 9:05 PM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaViewer
Peteforsyth added a comment to T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.

Funny thing -- the exact same thing happened to me last night. I was even fooled about the photo -- my memory played a trick on me, and I initially believed that the publication that (falsely) attributed a photo to me (since I had taken some similar, but vastly inferior, photos). See here: https://www.facebook.com/phorzaith/posts/702609043778

Dec 1 2015, 6:45 PM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaViewer

Nov 26 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.

Why is the uploader's name shown at all, in cases where the "Author" field is filled in, or when the image is in the public domain? I thought the purpose of Media Viewer was to remove less relevant clutter for the reader. How is the uploader's username interesting at all, if it's not necessary for attribution?

Nov 26 2015, 4:49 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaViewer
Peteforsyth added a comment to T119595: Provide a reply to Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer.

Thank you for creating this item, Quim. If and when it's established that senior leadership at WMF wishes to put this issue behind them, I am willing to have some focused discussion on what a realistic answer to this provision might look like, over a year after the letter was written. I think any reasonable person would agree that no consensus established in 2014 should be regarded as unequivocally binding a year later, so this is an open question. I am happy to share my thoughts on this, and my speculations about what would be acceptable to those who signed the letter. I'd rather not get into that discussion in the absence of a clear expression of intent from senior leadership, however.

Nov 26 2015, 2:49 AM · Technical-Collaboration-Guidance, Community-Relations-Support (Oct-Dec-2016), Liaisons-March-2016, Liaisons-February-2016, DevRel-January-2016, DevRel-December-2015

Nov 5 2015

Peteforsyth created T117880: Links within section headers are not clickable.
Nov 5 2015, 5:04 PM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-11-10_(1.27.0-wmf.6)), Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog

Apr 1 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T69082: Message describing OAuth activities is confusing to end user (in context of Wikidata Game).

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Unless I've forgotten, it's not easily possible to implement such buttons as the "request authorization" flow doesn't allow the app to request only a subset of the grants that it is registered to be able to ask for. If someone actually wanted to do that instead of requesting permission for all the app's registered grants up front, it could probably be done easily enough.

Apr 1 2015, 12:29 AM · Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Old (Don't use), MediaWiki-extensions-OAuth

Mar 31 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T69082: Message describing OAuth activities is confusing to end user (in context of Wikidata Game).

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Patch incoming, thanks!

Mar 31 2015, 8:38 PM · Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Old (Don't use), MediaWiki-extensions-OAuth
Peteforsyth added a comment to T69082: Message describing OAuth activities is confusing to end user (in context of Wikidata Game).
  • Perform administrative actions Rollback changes to pages; Delete pages, revisions, and log entries

I think Bartosz has a good suggestion here: if possible, it would be nice if this item could simply be removed for non-administrators. "Rollback" might be a right that a non-admin has, but in many cases she will not even know what "rollback" means. As an admin, I've granted this right to people without discussing it much, and I've seen other admins do this as well. So if there's a way to avoid the jargon "rollback" and instead describe what will actually be done, that would be ideal.

If a user has rollback rights without knowing what that means, they probably shouldn't have them.

Mar 31 2015, 5:12 PM · Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Old (Don't use), MediaWiki-extensions-OAuth

Mar 7 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T90801: Remove last edited pageimage from Special:Userprofile.

@Maryana, your description above includes this suggestion: "A longer-term fix might be to create a way to flag/blacklist pageimages on certain pages somehow, since they'll also be the problematic ones in the app, in search, etc."

Mar 7 2015, 7:50 PM · MobileFrontend-Feature-requests, Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog

Feb 26 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T90801: Remove last edited pageimage from Special:Userprofile.

I don't think we want to break existing links to Special:UserProfile/<user>. One option might be to make Special:UserProfile an alias of Special:Contributions, at least temporarily. This is a constructive and actionable idea. What are your thoughts?

Feb 26 2015, 4:23 PM · MobileFrontend-Feature-requests, Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog

Feb 24 2015

Peteforsyth added a comment to T90510: Commons Helper (on Tool Labs) failing on English Wikisource.

Is this about http://tools.wmflabs.org/commonshelper/ ? Exact links are always welcome.

Feb 24 2015, 9:10 PM · Tools
Peteforsyth updated subscribers of T90510: Commons Helper (on Tool Labs) failing on English Wikisource.
Feb 24 2015, 10:31 AM · Tools

Feb 23 2015

Peteforsyth created T90510: Commons Helper (on Tool Labs) failing on English Wikisource.
Feb 23 2015, 11:19 PM · Tools
Peteforsyth awarded T51446: Notifications: Linking a username in an Edit-Summary should trigger a notification a Like token.
Feb 23 2015, 9:53 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications