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Platonides

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Wed, Apr 18

Platonides added a comment to T191625: Create RC feed for login.wikimedia.

Account creations there are already logged on #central, not sure about renames

Wed, Apr 18, 12:29 AM · Wikimedia-IRC-RC-Server, Stewards-and-global-tools, Operations

Tue, Apr 17

Platonides updated the task description for T191746: Bundle LoginNotify extension with MW 1.31.
Tue, Apr 17, 11:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, MW-1.31-release, MediaWiki-Releasing
Platonides added a comment to T191746: Bundle LoginNotify extension with MW 1.31.

@Niharika: It is acceptable. MIT license is compatible with GPL v2 or later.

Tue, Apr 17, 11:08 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, MW-1.31-release, MediaWiki-Releasing

Wed, Apr 11

Platonides added a comment to T191861: mwparserfromhell ParserError on Premier League.

Another instance: https://es.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=106943027

Wed, Apr 11, 12:45 AM · Scoring-platform-team, ORES
Platonides added a comment to T152462: Add cookie when blocking anonymous users.

Note that the description shouldn't be "When a person is accessing" but "When it is attempting to edit" (or equivalent), which is when we check for blocks. Attempting to check blocks on every page view would kill the site ☺

Wed, Apr 11, 12:43 AM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 19), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, MediaWiki-User-management

Mon, Apr 9

Platonides created T191861: mwparserfromhell ParserError on Premier League.
Mon, Apr 9, 11:48 PM · Scoring-platform-team, ORES
Platonides added a comment to T191801: SVN User account information leak (name, real name, email address) on Pastebin.

I would think this is public info. Looking at the pastebin, this doesn't even attempt to be a leak, it's a script for mapping usernames and emails on git. It's very likely that it was made by someone on our community.

Mon, Apr 9, 11:37 PM · Security

Sat, Apr 7

Platonides added a comment to T191613: planet: Image in blog post appear missing.

I suspect it may be looking for the src attribute look at most at N characters, while in your post there are many characters before it.

Sat, Apr 7, 7:45 PM · Wikimedia-Planet

Tue, Apr 3

Platonides added a comment to T190518: Explore ways to communicate the Neutral Point of View concept.

I prefer the first mockup, I'm not convinced about the others.

Tue, Apr 3, 5:07 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), In-Context-Help-and-Onboarding, Design, New-Editor-Experiences

Mar 16 2018

Platonides added a comment to T189313: Build a bot that pushes Phabricator updates to Google Chat.

The proprietary nature of Google Chat isn't just a philosophical issue with regards to using the service. It also means that the features (in this case notifications) developed for Google Chat won't be available to developers not directly contracted by WMF.

Mar 16 2018, 12:02 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2018, Phabricator

Mar 15 2018

Platonides added a comment to T189689: Connection timeout from 195.77.175.64/29 to text-lb.esams.wikimedia.org.

In fact, those timeouts appear even on the early hops. The ticket also includes a successful tcp traceroute, and no explicit mention of timeouts.

Mar 15 2018, 12:02 AM · netops, Operations

Mar 12 2018

Platonides added a comment to T188045: wdqs1004 broken.

Well, if the server itself is needed, it will be doing its work with a different IP address than the one of wdqs1004, since it would have been suffering the same connection issues as wdqs1004 (just the other half time).

Mar 12 2018, 11:40 PM · netops, Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, ops-eqiad, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata, Operations
RandomDSdevel awarded T159061: Filter Special:AbuseLog by impact of the user's action a Like token.
Mar 12 2018, 6:46 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-06 (1.31.0-wmf.24)), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, AbuseFilter

Mar 9 2018

Platonides added a comment to T174553: Create a mechanism that allows fetching geolocation and subnet data for IP addresses.

@Huji that is a utf-8 name shown as latin1. Seems there is an extra or missing conversion somewhere.

Mar 9 2018, 1:42 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-Huji, MediaWiki-extension-requests, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, CheckUser
Platonides added a comment to T188160: Investigation: Block by combination of hashed identifiable information (e.g. user agent, screen resolution, etc.) in addition to IP range. .

Right now it would be incredibly confusing to admins if they see edits from a range that's currently blocked.

Mar 9 2018, 12:42 AM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 16)

Mar 5 2018

Platonides added a comment to T188776: Move Foundation Wiki to new URL when new Wikimedia Foundation website launches.

Please remember to 301 /wiki/.* to the new url…

Mar 5 2018, 11:29 PM · Wiki-Setup (Rename), Release-Engineering-Team, Traffic, DNS, Operations, WMF-Communications
Platonides added a comment to T188929: WLM extension directly writes JS into the output from PHP rather than using RL; it shouldn't.

Agreed, this is something to fix.

Mar 5 2018, 11:14 PM · Wiki-Loves-Monuments
Platonides added a comment to T32750: [Epic] Ping/notify user when username used in an edit summary.

Well, getting notified by SineBot doesn't seem _that_ bad, since the user should have signed the comment themself. OTOH, the admin mentioned by CommonsDelinker doesn't need the ping at all.

Mar 5 2018, 11:08 PM · User-notice, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Epic, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Platonides updated the task description for T188946: High-level discussion for the direction of structured licensing.
Mar 5 2018, 11:06 PM · Multimedia, Multimedia-Team-Working-Board, Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Wikidata, Epic, Structured-Data-Commons
Platonides added a comment to T188957: wm-bot ignoring commands via PM.

Should it really accept pm commands?

Mar 5 2018, 11:05 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, WM-Bot

Feb 7 2018

Platonides added a comment to T177404: Expired user groups not added to user_former_groups table.

Why does this need a second task. I see this as one issue.¹ Whenever the entry on user_groups is removed from there (either by another user_groups action or by the cron job), that must add it into user_former_groups (if not already there).

Feb 7 2018, 12:48 AM · MediaWiki-User-management, Community-Tech, Stewards-and-global-tools (Temporary-UserRights)

Feb 4 2018

Platonides added a comment to T174492: Log unsuccessful login attempts in CheckUser.

Use $dbw->insertId()

Feb 4 2018, 3:20 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Platonides added a comment to T174492: Log unsuccessful login attempts in CheckUser.

@Hugi: I think CheckUserHooks::logLoginAttempt will need to be public, not protected.

Feb 4 2018, 3:12 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Feb 3 2018

Platonides closed T97846: Discussion: can I park WikiSpy under a separate, simpler domain? as Resolved.
Feb 3 2018, 1:11 AM · WMF-Legal, Cloud-Services
Platonides closed T97846: Discussion: can I park WikiSpy under a separate, simpler domain?, a subtask of T96512: Create WikiSpy project, as Resolved.
Feb 3 2018, 1:11 AM · Cloud-Services
Platonides added a comment to T86220: Revision deletion: Allow input of a list of users who are still able to see the revision.

I would actually find that a that system provides a signed copy (such as a pdf of the edit with some boilerplate explaining the contents) would be more useful.

Feb 3 2018, 1:05 AM · WMF-Legal, Internet-Archive, Support-and-Safety, MediaWiki-Revision-deletion
Platonides closed T119454: [transparency] Include counts within «Information Produced?» as Resolved.
Feb 3 2018, 12:31 AM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Platonides awarded T186373: Update photo caption on policy.wikimedia.org a Like token.
Feb 3 2018, 12:17 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, WMF-Legal

Feb 2 2018

Platonides added a comment to T186287: WebRequest should allow overriding headers.

@Huji I think the point is that nothing can use that User-Agent. You are setting a variable that cannot be read…

Feb 2 2018, 11:36 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, User-Huji
Platonides added a comment to T186285: php 7.2 causes 'php update.php' to fail with "Error: Missing one or more required components".

The hint for mcrypt.so is

undefined symbol: spprintf

Feb 2 2018, 2:06 AM · [DO NOT USE] NewPHP, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
Platonides updated subscribers of T186156: PatruBot is too sensitive.
Feb 2 2018, 1:52 AM · Scoring-platform-team, Spanish-Sites
Platonides added a comment to T186267: Phase out legacy IDs now that HTML5 IDs are deployed everywhere.

Cool anchors don't change.

Feb 2 2018, 1:46 AM · Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-Parser, Parsing-Team

Jan 23 2018

Platonides added a comment to T185319: IRC RecentChanges feed: code stewardship request.

I was just trying to address the stated concern, not make it a perfect solution (we will probably still have irc.wikimedia.org for some time, so it would be good that things were better). Also, I am assuming bots will reconnect and rejoin with near-zero downtime, trying several A records as needed.

Jan 23 2018, 1:51 AM · Tools, Operations, Analytics, Wikimedia-IRC-RC-Server, Code-Stewardship-Reviews
Platonides awarded T106006: [AG] Story: Support the most common non-standard licence templates a Like token.
Jan 23 2018, 12:27 AM · Story, TCB-Team, Tool-Attribution-Generator
Platonides updated the task description for T185319: IRC RecentChanges feed: code stewardship request.
Jan 23 2018, 12:24 AM · Tools, Operations, Analytics, Wikimedia-IRC-RC-Server, Code-Stewardship-Reviews
Platonides added a comment to T185319: IRC RecentChanges feed: code stewardship request.

However, it's operating without any redundancy, in terms of both individual hardware failure, and datacenter failure.

Jan 23 2018, 12:01 AM · Tools, Operations, Analytics, Wikimedia-IRC-RC-Server, Code-Stewardship-Reviews

Jan 22 2018

Platonides awarded T185423: Make a tool to find articles with different birth and death dates in lead section, infobox and Wikidata a Love token.
Jan 22 2018, 1:32 AM · Technical-Tool-Request
Platonides added a comment to T185421: Allow the use of Latin and Ijekavian magic words and special page aliases on the Serbian Wikipedia.

I guess the latin magic words would need to be added as aliases for the translation to Cyrillic script .

Jan 22 2018, 1:32 AM · I18n, MediaWiki-Internationalization
Platonides updated subscribers of T185421: Allow the use of Latin and Ijekavian magic words and special page aliases on the Serbian Wikipedia.
Jan 22 2018, 1:29 AM · I18n, MediaWiki-Internationalization
Platonides updated subscribers of T185421: Allow the use of Latin and Ijekavian magic words and special page aliases on the Serbian Wikipedia.
Jan 22 2018, 1:28 AM · I18n, MediaWiki-Internationalization

Jan 20 2018

Platonides added a comment to T185282: Create subdomain for Design and Wikimedia User Interface Style Guide .

They seem to have one: https://github.com/wikimedia/WikimediaUI-Style-Guide (maybe it is already in gerrit?)

Jan 20 2018, 1:40 AM · Domains, Operations, Design, WMF-Design, WikimediaUI Style Guide, Traffic

Jan 19 2018

Platonides created T185358: Make Wikimedia Commons POTD feed usable for third parties inclusion.
Jan 19 2018, 11:50 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-FeaturedFeeds, Commons
Platonides added a comment to T185348: Support pulling in Picture of the day for the gerrit login page.

Improving FeaturedFeeds seems the way to go…

Jan 19 2018, 11:37 PM · Gerrit
Platonides added a comment to T185348: Support pulling in Picture of the day for the gerrit login page.

@Legoktm pointed out that "Gerrit would probably not be able to talk to things in cloud services" and indeed, it seems undesirable that Gerrit login page (an high security context) included content from a lower security one. (E.g. a naive implementation copies html produced there into Gerrit login page, then someone compromises the toollabs project and uses it to steal developer credentials)

Jan 19 2018, 11:23 PM · Gerrit
Platonides added a comment to T185347: Change Namespace and logo of hiwikiversity.

I guess the existing विकिविद्यालय should be kept as an alias, so that existing links don't break.

Jan 19 2018, 10:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Hindi-Sites, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Platonides added a comment to T185348: Support pulling in Picture of the day for the gerrit login page.

It would be nice to have a generic solution that can be used by other sites wishing to include the POTD, ie. keep the Gerrit-specific part as small as possible.

Jan 19 2018, 10:17 PM · Gerrit
Platonides added a comment to T185160: Gather basic statistics on languages spoken by editors.
  • Some users may have the same babel info in multiple wikis. This may have resulted in duplicate counts in the final result. Let me know how we should deal with identical usernames in multiple databases. Should we consider them different users or the same?
Jan 19 2018, 10:00 PM · Data-release, Research-2017-18-Q3, Research

Jan 17 2018

Krenair awarded T184230: Disavow emails from wikipedia.com a Burninate token.
Jan 17 2018, 10:27 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Mail

Jan 13 2018

Platonides added a comment to T40417: MediaWiki's anonymous edit token leaves wiki installations (incl. Wikipedia) open to mass anonymous spam we can't block.

Alternatively, give them a real cookie containing a temporary token, which is what we will be using.

Note we'd then have to vary on that cookie, at least for views served via EditPage.

Jan 13 2018, 12:52 AM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, TechCom-RFC, Security-General

Jan 12 2018

Platonides added a comment to T184749: Every edit (including rollback) distorts non-ASCII text.

The "utf-8" flag is set in the DB, yes. But the text itself is already mojibaked when saved in the DB. The reading back from the DB works fine.

Jan 12 2018, 6:31 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), User-notice, User-Addshore, Patch-For-Review, Regression, Multi-Content-Revisions, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Platonides added a comment to T179974: Add Annual Report 2017 to git repo.

On the BebasNeue typeface, the design agency wanted to use it for certain graphics so it's use is limited. Because the majority of the site is in our open source brand font (Montserrat) we had accepted this artistic choice as a "limited decorative" element.

Jan 12 2018, 6:23 PM · Security-Team, Annual-Report
Bawolff awarded T184230: Disavow emails from wikipedia.com a Like token.
Jan 12 2018, 4:35 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Mail

Jan 11 2018

Platonides added a comment to T40417: MediaWiki's anonymous edit token leaves wiki installations (incl. Wikipedia) open to mass anonymous spam we can't block.

Ah, okay. So those pages are currently cache-bypassing without being session-starting. I assume the patch would need to change this to do both. Or is there another way? I haven't checked the numbers, but I imagine we should be able to handle the increased load from that (basically, anon bounce rate of edit page; possibly inflated by crawlers).

Jan 11 2018, 11:39 PM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, TechCom-RFC, Security-General
Platonides added a comment to T184749: Every edit (including rollback) distorts non-ASCII text.

This bug only happens when $wgLegacyEncoding is set. But the variable doesn't seem to be checked anywhere!

Jan 11 2018, 11:22 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), User-notice, User-Addshore, Patch-For-Review, Regression, Multi-Content-Revisions, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Platonides added a comment to T184749: Every edit (including rollback) distorts non-ASCII text.

Anomie said:

EditPage::internalAttemptSave() → WikiPage::doEditContent() → WikiPage::doModify() → Revision::__construct() calls RevisionStore::newMutableRevisionFromArray()

Jan 11 2018, 10:31 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), User-notice, User-Addshore, Patch-For-Review, Regression, Multi-Content-Revisions, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Platonides added a comment to T170484: Play elevator music while scap is running.

I don't think the file license would be compatible with scaps run by WMF employees. Could be used by those run by volunteers, though.

Jan 11 2018, 7:49 PM · Scap, WorkType-NewFunctionality

Jan 10 2018

Platonides added a comment to T184620: Request for Tonina to be added to the ldap/wmde group.

I guess your manager at WMDE should confirm here that you are indeed a WMDE developer?

Jan 10 2018, 4:55 PM · LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations, WMF-NDA-Requests

Jan 9 2018

Platonides added a comment to T29650: Update Install/Upgrade documents on mw.org: Manual:Upgrading and Manual:Installing_MediaWiki.

This task says: We have docs at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installing_MediaWiki and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading Someone should try installing using that documentation, and see if they are outdated or is wrong with such documents.

Jan 9 2018, 10:45 PM · Google-Code-In-2016, Documentation, Easy, MediaWiki-Documentation

Jan 8 2018

Platonides created T184389: Broken oracle link on config-invalid-db-server-oracle.
Jan 8 2018, 12:06 AM · MediaWiki-Installer, Oracle Database

Jan 7 2018

Platonides added a comment to T184336: Convert WatchSubpages to use extension registration.

The extension seems to work with the provided changes. A Special:WatchSubpages special page is added, and it allows adding pages to the watchlist.

Jan 7 2018, 6:06 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, MediaWiki-extensions-Other
Platonides created T184378: «Share data about this installation» rechecked on form validation error.
Jan 7 2018, 5:49 PM · MediaWiki-Installer

Jan 5 2018

Platonides created T184230: Disavow emails from wikipedia.com.
Jan 5 2018, 12:56 AM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, Mail

Dec 30 2017

Platonides added a comment to T183763: [Recurring] Migrate an extension to use extension registration (extension.json).

I expect other developers would be interested on this as well, but I can help mentoring this (added).

Dec 30 2017, 1:45 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Google-Code-in-2017

Dec 29 2017

Legoktm awarded T183763: [Recurring] Migrate an extension to use extension registration (extension.json) a Like token.
Dec 29 2017, 6:39 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Google-Code-in-2017
Platonides created T183763: [Recurring] Migrate an extension to use extension registration (extension.json).
Dec 29 2017, 2:20 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Google-Code-in-2017
Platonides added a comment to T177809: Fix multiple PHP class declarations in one file.

I suspect, it's possible to grep for this... But I imagine it would need some post-processing...
Grep for php files with a class in it, get the file name, group and order by file name.... and exclude if after grouping it's just 1?

Dec 29 2017, 2:04 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-06 (1.31.0-wmf.20)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-extensions-General, Google-Code-in-2017

Dec 13 2017

Platonides added a comment to T182822: Generate a list of files that are supposed to exist but 404s.

Maybe it would be possible to extract from swift the list of files stored there? Then no HTTP requests would be needed (unless this shows that the problem lies on a different layer, of course).

Dec 13 2017, 9:54 PM · User-ArielGlenn, Operations, Multimedia, media-storage, Commons

Nov 20 2017

Platonides added a comment to T180862: Download icon is confusing in file namespace.

Completely confusing indeed.

Nov 20 2017, 11:04 PM · Proton, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)
Platonides added a comment to T172604: Prevent users to submit multiple rename requests if there are pending requests.

Rather than "prevent", I think the UI should offer to "replace" the existing request (conceptually equivalent to cancel + open new one, but nicer UI)

Nov 20 2017, 1:50 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, GlobalRename, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth
Platonides renamed T180924: Deploy Noto fonts or their derivatives for Chinese (and J&K?) from Depoly Noto fonts or their derivatives for Chinese (and J&K?) to Deploy Noto fonts or their derivatives for Chinese (and J&K?).
Nov 20 2017, 12:36 AM · Chinese-Sites, Operations, I18n

Nov 8 2017

Platonides added a comment to T156141: Visual Editor accesskey conflicts with Show Changes accesskey in edit page.

There is a third extension fighting for 'v' accesskey on edit page: FlaggedRevs.

Nov 8 2017, 9:40 PM · Accessibility, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, MW-1.29-release-notes, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor
Platonides added a comment to T156141: Visual Editor accesskey conflicts with Show Changes accesskey in edit page.

I don't think it makes sense to have different actions depending on browser, either.

Nov 8 2017, 8:50 PM · Accessibility, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, MW-1.29-release-notes, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor

Oct 22 2017

Platonides added a comment to T177338: Proposal: Develop a tool for displaying a user contribution summary.

Thanks fo the answer, @Sagorika1996!

Oct 22 2017, 2:01 AM · Outreachy (Round-15)
Platonides added a comment to T176269: Disallow <templatestyles> tags in non-Template namespaces.

Let me also support the position of not restricting <templatestyles> to a specific namespace.

Oct 22 2017, 12:17 AM · Patch-For-Review, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog (Kanban), TemplateStyles

Oct 21 2017

Platonides added a comment to T174220: Successful login notification gets sent out sometimes.

No problem. I was just reporting that the assumption that it was issued just once and never again turned out to be false.

Oct 21 2017, 10:11 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Oct 19 2017

Platonides added a comment to T177338: Proposal: Develop a tool for displaying a user contribution summary.

Is this expected to be a private tool (only showing your own contributions) or a public one (you can view the contributions of any user)?

Oct 19 2017, 10:06 PM · Outreachy (Round-15)
Platonides added a comment to T174220: Successful login notification gets sent out sometimes.

I just received this ghost notification a second time. This time with &uselang=en version:

Oct 19 2017, 9:45 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Platonides added a comment to T178619: Investigation: LoginNotify false positives on dewiki.

I don't think there are any news to investigate here.
I get a "new device" notification every other day or so (but I don't login to the wiki everyday), since I enabled it as stated on T174263#3574597

Oct 19 2017, 8:53 PM · Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Sep 13 2017

Platonides added a comment to T175745: Do not overwrite edits when conflicting with self.

I remember suffering silly self-conflicts. An additional issue is that ~~~~ magic expansion almost ensures that there will be a conflict, even if it could otherwise be automatically resolved.

Sep 13 2017, 6:45 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Daniel, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Editing-team, MediaWiki-Platform-Team

Sep 2 2017

Platonides added a comment to T174220: Successful login notification gets sent out sometimes.

@IKhitron By definition, if the system does something that it shouldn't be doing, it is a bug. You may consider it unlikely, or even that the reporter was wrong. But if we admit that it happened, well, how else would you categorize it? :)

Sep 2 2017, 11:34 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Platonides added a comment to T174859: Image File is not working on hi.wikiversity.

I wonder if it is worth creating a course on Visual Basic 6 on 2017 (19 years after release, unable to create 64 bit apps, unsupported for ~12 years…).

Sep 2 2017, 11:20 PM · media-storage, Hindi-Sites
Platonides awarded T174861: CAPTCHA ineffective, consider using reCAPTCHA a Dislike token.
Sep 2 2017, 11:15 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Platonides added a comment to T174861: CAPTCHA ineffective, consider using reCAPTCHA.

1- That captcha is not accessible, is annoying (all captchas are to some point, though), slow to solve, sometimes ambiguous, and generally a pain to pass (even in the best case).

Sep 2 2017, 11:15 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Platonides added a comment to T174220: Successful login notification gets sent out sometimes.

That's the bug. Supposedly, that shouldn't happen…

Sep 2 2017, 11:06 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Zoranzoki21 awarded T174838: Gather information on successful-login notifications that would be sent a Like token.
Sep 2 2017, 2:52 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Platonides created T174838: Gather information on successful-login notifications that would be sent.
Sep 2 2017, 1:31 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Platonides added a comment to T174568: Email by default when someone tries to log in to your account?.

So, you can't be sure.

Sep 2 2017, 1:17 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, User-Johan, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017)
Platonides added a comment to T174263: Make both LoginNotify email features default.

What's ambiguous about:

I don't think we should be setting per-wiki defaults for these preferences that should be global. See T174263#3557302

Sep 2 2017, 12:48 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-26 (1.31.0-wmf.1)), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Platonides added a comment to T174568: Email by default when someone tries to log in to your account?.

Perhaps Google is smarter and uses more datapoints/configured differently.

Did you check this?

Sep 2 2017, 12:48 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, User-Johan, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017)
Platonides renamed T174757: UploadWizard does not show the field for entering a custom license tag when the uploader declares it's his own work from UploadWizard does not show "custom" field when uploader declares it's own work to UploadWizard does not show the field for entering a custom license tag when the uploader declares it's his own work.
Sep 2 2017, 12:22 AM · User-revi, Multimedia, UploadWizard

Sep 1 2017

Platonides added a comment to T174832: aolnews.com not being rescued.

They are now 301s to http://www.aol.com/

Sep 1 2017, 11:58 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Platonides added a comment to T174568: Email by default when someone tries to log in to your account?.

Maybe they do. Perhaps Google is smarter and uses more datapoints/configured differently. They could even not be using Gmail.

Sep 1 2017, 12:13 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, User-Johan, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017)

Aug 31 2017

Platonides added a comment to T174568: Email by default when someone tries to log in to your account?.

@IKhitron if the browser is configured to delete the cookies on exit, it will be unfamiliar every time, so you are back to "Did he edit recently from a nearby IP address?".

Aug 31 2017, 11:47 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, User-Johan, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017)
Platonides added a comment to T174568: Email by default when someone tries to log in to your account?.

Well, I already that my oppinion. Email when login fails is something small and not important. The mail message when somebody evil succeeded to log in to your page js the important issue.

Aug 31 2017, 11:35 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, User-Johan, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017)

Aug 30 2017

Platonides added a comment to T174633: Set license on heritage repo.

I am surprised by this. I thought this was GPLv2 (like MediaWiki). Maybe we talked about it on Berlin but forgot to write it down? O_O

Aug 30 2017, 11:49 PM · Software-Licensing, Wiki-Loves-Monuments-Database
Platonides updated subscribers of T174521: Figure out how to handle preferences that should only have a global scope.
Aug 30 2017, 12:44 AM · Community-Tech (2015-2017), MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences
Platonides created T174521: Figure out how to handle preferences that should only have a global scope.
Aug 30 2017, 12:43 AM · Community-Tech (2015-2017), MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences
Platonides added a comment to T174263: Make both LoginNotify email features default.

We were concerned about spamming users with too many emails/notifications.

If anybody is beeing spammed, they can ask to block the IP, or just opt out in preferences.

Aug 30 2017, 12:35 AM · Community-Tech, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-26 (1.31.0-wmf.1)), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 27 2017

Platonides merged T156882: Session lost after upgrade to MW 1.28 into T149573: Add a configuration variable that allows Session Backend and Session manager share sessions across multiple wikis..
Aug 27 2017, 10:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, Easy, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
Platonides merged task T156882: Session lost after upgrade to MW 1.28 into T149573: Add a configuration variable that allows Session Backend and Session manager share sessions across multiple wikis..
Aug 27 2017, 10:55 PM · Chinese-Sites, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization