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Platonides
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Platonides

Recent Activity

Yesterday

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?)

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

Fri, Jan 19

Platonides created T185358: Make Wikimedia Commons POTD feed usable for third parties inclusion.
Fri, Jan 19, 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…

Fri, Jan 19, 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)

Fri, Jan 19, 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.

Fri, Jan 19, 10:20 PM · Hindi-Sites, Community-consensus-needed, 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.

Fri, Jan 19, 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?
Fri, Jan 19, 10:00 PM · Research-2017-18-Q3, Research

Wed, Jan 17

Krenair awarded T184230: Disavow emails from wikipedia.com a Burninate token.
Wed, Jan 17, 10:27 PM · Operations, Mail

Sat, Jan 13

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.

Sat, Jan 13, 12:52 AM · TechCom-RFC, Security, Patch-For-Review, Security-General

Fri, Jan 12

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.

Fri, Jan 12, 6:31 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), 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.

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

Thu, Jan 11

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).

Thu, Jan 11, 11:39 PM · TechCom-RFC, Security, Patch-For-Review, 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!

Thu, Jan 11, 11:22 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), 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()

Thu, Jan 11, 10:31 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), 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.

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

Wed, Jan 10

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

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

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

Tue, Jan 9

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.

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

Mon, Jan 8

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

Sun, Jan 7

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.

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

Fri, Jan 5

Platonides created T184230: Disavow emails from wikipedia.com.
Fri, Jan 5, 12:56 AM · Operations, Mail

Sat, Dec 30

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).

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

Fri, Dec 29

Legoktm awarded T183763: [Recurring] Migrate an extension to use extension registration (extension.json) a Like token.
Fri, Dec 29, 6:39 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration, Google-Code-in-2017
Platonides created T183763: [Recurring] Migrate an extension to use extension registration (extension.json).
Fri, Dec 29, 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?

Fri, Dec 29, 2:04 AM · 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 · 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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, 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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, 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 · MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, Community-Tech-Sprint

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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, 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 · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, 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 · UploadWizard, Multimedia

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, 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, 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
Platonides merged T153295: Sharing sessions don't work and breaks sessions if you change sub-domain into T149573: Add a configuration variable that allows Session Backend and Session manager share sessions across multiple wikis..
Aug 27 2017, 10:54 PM · Patch-For-Review, Easy, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
Platonides merged task T153295: Sharing sessions don't work and breaks sessions if you change sub-domain into T149573: Add a configuration variable that allows Session Backend and Session manager share sessions across multiple wikis..
Aug 27 2017, 10:54 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, Patch-For-Review
Platonides added a comment to T174263: Make both LoginNotify email features default.

These should be global preferences. It doesn't make much sense to receive an email when someone attempts to login with my account at hewiki, but not when they do so at enwiki, when it's the same password. And if it was treated as a global preference (isn't the case right now), then the defaults shouldn't be determined per-wiki, so it may be preferable not to setup custom values for these preferences.

Aug 27 2017, 10:43 PM · 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 T174220: Successful login notification gets sent out sometimes.

Not only for fairly new accounts. Today, I received an echo notification that I had successfuly accessed my account from a new device, and my account is not new at all.

Aug 27 2017, 10:13 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Aug 22 2017

Platonides added a comment to T173888: LoginNotify not working for everyone apparently.

Does it work if Danny tries to log into Niharika?

Aug 22 2017, 11:13 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-29 (1.30.0-wmf.16)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, Community-Tech

Aug 20 2017

Platonides created T173678: Support PHP password hashing password hashes.
Aug 20 2017, 11:00 PM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
Platonides added a comment to T153021: Add some more characters to AntiSpoof mappings for usage in TitleBlacklists.

@MER-C this is abusing confusion between the latin o with "о" the U+043E CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER O, but that equivalence has been there for years...

Aug 20 2017, 10:03 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 5), Security-Extensions, Security, AntiSpoof

Aug 19 2017

Platonides created T173642: UploadWizard campaigns showing cached template output.
Aug 19 2017, 11:34 PM · Wiki-Loves-Monuments, MediaWiki-Internationalization, Multimedia, UploadWizard

Aug 18 2017

Platonides added a comment to T173603: "There seems to be a problem with your login session" due to Set-Cookie line ignored for http when "$wgCookieSecure = false" is not set.

$wgSessionCacheType is misspelled in LocalSettings (so it is actually CACHE_ANYTHING) or just when typing it into phabricator?

Aug 18 2017, 9:16 PM · MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization

Aug 17 2017

Platonides added a comment to T163251: Communicate dropping IE8-on-XP support (a security change) to affected editors and other community members.

Update: noticed I had en-US firefox links in all of the translations. Updated them all now.

Aug 17 2017, 8:44 PM · Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017), Patch-For-Review, User-Johan, Operations, Traffic
Platonides added a comment to T163251: Communicate dropping IE8-on-XP support (a security change) to affected editors and other community members.

Maybe worth adding a link to https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/viewMyClient.html to the error page so people can check their cipher support ?

Aug 17 2017, 7:38 PM · Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017), Patch-For-Review, User-Johan, Operations, Traffic

Aug 10 2017

Platonides added a comment to T127550: status of studentgroups@ and studentclubs@ mail aliases?.

@Dzahn was anything found there? Can this task be closed?

Aug 10 2017, 9:01 PM · Mail, Operations
Platonides added a comment to T104733: Set up A-based SPF for tools.wmflabs.org.

@valhallasw is there anything left to do here?

Aug 10 2017, 8:53 PM · Mail, Labs-Team-Backlog, Cloud-Services, Toolforge
Platonides added a comment to T111595: Do not apply spam headers on email assessed NOT to be spam.

Maybe changing the contents for X-Spam-Report would be enough to work around this Google problem.

Aug 10 2017, 8:51 PM · Mail, Operations
Platonides added a comment to T150421: Provide a sender email address alias for use in Special:Emailuser (aka 2-way email relay).

The Community discussion from https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories/Miscellaneous#Provide_a_dummy_email_address also raises some interesting points:

Aug 10 2017, 8:39 PM · Anti-Harassment, Privacy, Support-and-Safety, Mail, MediaWiki-Email
Platonides added a comment to T150421: Provide a sender email address alias for use in Special:Emailuser (aka 2-way email relay).

The problem with a forwarder is that when people start eg. sending emails with viruses attached (or simply spam) to @private.wikipedia.org addresses, they will go out from WMF IPs, which are then categorised as a source of virus/spam.

Aug 10 2017, 8:37 PM · Anti-Harassment, Privacy, Support-and-Safety, Mail, MediaWiki-Email

Aug 5 2017

Platonides added a comment to T163656: Spam messages to cvn.maintainers@.

Although @Nemo_bis is not listed there, currently.

Aug 5 2017, 2:56 PM · Mail, Cloud-Services, Toolforge
Platonides added a project to T172602: lists.wikimedia.org (208.80.154.21) blocked by Trend Micro: Mail.
Aug 5 2017, 2:42 PM · Mail, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
Platonides created T172602: lists.wikimedia.org (208.80.154.21) blocked by Trend Micro.
Aug 5 2017, 2:41 PM · Mail, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jun 19 2017

Platonides added a comment to T167400: Disable serving unpatrolled new files to Wikipedia Zero users.

Unless Commons have a lot of new file patrollers who really mark new files as patrolled when they are finished reviewing (which I see is not the case), I wouldn't support BBlack's counter-proposal.

Jun 19 2017, 10:35 PM · Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, User-Tgr, Operations, Traffic, media-storage, Commons, Multimedia, Zero
Platonides updated the task description for T120532: Use user-specific passwords for accessing EventLogging database.
Jun 19 2017, 10:25 PM · Security-Team, Operations
Platonides added a comment to T168335: PageTriageUtil::getTopTriagers() is not accurate.

That AND log_params NOT LIKE '%::auto";i:1%' is everything but efficient. You should be able to replace it with AND log_action = 'patrol' (ie. log_action != 'patrol'), after which you could at least use type_action index.

Jun 19 2017, 10:10 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-03 (1.31.0-wmf.2)), Patch-For-Review, Easy, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

May 15 2017

Platonides added a comment to T162849: Support WMF communities in run-up to switching EditPage over to OOUI.

Rather than changing countless uses, and also annoying downstream users and developers, why don't you let the input keep wpSummary id?
That seems a much nicer solution, instead of repurposing an id that has been used that way for nearly 12 years.

May 15 2017, 11:42 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-10 (1.31.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, User-Ryasmeen, Editing-team, Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep 2017), Wikimedia-Site-requests, User-notice, VisualEditor

Apr 26 2017

Platonides changed the visibility for T154368: PHPMailer vulnerability in Extension:EmailPage.
Apr 26 2017, 9:59 PM · WMF-NDA, Security
Platonides closed T154368: PHPMailer vulnerability in Extension:EmailPage as Resolved.

https://code.organicdesign.co.nz/extensions/tree/master/MediaWiki/EmailPage/ shows that it is using PHPMailer-5.2.21

Apr 26 2017, 9:59 PM · WMF-NDA, Security

Apr 18 2017

Platonides added a comment to T163148: Use a third-party blacklist to avoid explicit words from popping up in the captcha.

There's a longer list at https://aurbano.eu/blog/2008/04/04/bad-words-list/

Apr 18 2017, 12:43 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension)
Platonides added a comment to T163148: Use a third-party blacklist to avoid explicit words from popping up in the captcha.

We could use several blacklists. Adding that list should be easy. Not that many of those words could be generated by our captcha, though.

Apr 18 2017, 12:28 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension)
Platonides renamed T65216: Accept CAPTCHA responses with diacritics removed from Only accept CAPTCHA responses with diacritics removed to Accept CAPTCHA responses with diacritics removed.
Apr 18 2017, 12:21 AM · I18n, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension)
Platonides added a comment to T163167: Sysops are no longer able to add education extension groups.

Are you perhaps a «powerful bureaucrat» on your dev wiki?

Apr 18 2017, 12:12 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Configuration, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram

Apr 17 2017

Platonides awarded T163150: Add native support to selectively load MediaWiki JS or CSS via URL a Like token.
Apr 17 2017, 11:30 PM · MediaWiki-ResourceLoader
Platonides awarded T29766: Allow loading modules by request url query parameter a Like token.
Apr 17 2017, 11:29 PM · MediaWiki-ResourceLoader
Platonides updated subscribers of T163167: Sysops are no longer able to add education extension groups.
Apr 17 2017, 11:21 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Configuration, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
Platonides created T163167: Sysops are no longer able to add education extension groups.
Apr 17 2017, 11:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-Configuration, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram
Platonides added a comment to T150562: Be able to force OATHAuth for certain user groups.

It could just be done by education; Tell 'crats not to promote people until they confirm they've enabled it.

Apr 17 2017, 11:12 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-OATHAuth

Apr 7 2017

Platonides added a comment to T160529: Sender email spoofing.

We should definitely reject emails failing SPF. Much less forward that to mailing lists
(forwarding to list owners might be acceptable, although I wouldn't recommend that, as 99.999% will be spam).

Apr 7 2017, 8:36 PM · Security, Operations, Mail, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Apr 5 2017

Platonides added a comment to T162166: For contintcloud either add RAM or Swap to the instances.

Given that the problem seems to be just the algorithm memory check rather than actually needing that extra memory, this has a really simple solution:

Apr 5 2017, 8:29 PM · Cloud-Services, Continuous-Integration-Config, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, Wikidata

Apr 2 2017

Platonides added a comment to T161952: Have a Private Sandbox for drafts.

This is requesting a technical solution for what is a social problem. A template saying «This is a work in progress. I do not want anyone else to edit this page, no matter how wrong it may be» could be enough to solve it.

Apr 2 2017, 10:12 PM · Privacy, Anti-Harassment, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
Platonides awarded T161990: Give reedy phabricator admin a Like token.
Apr 2 2017, 9:43 PM · User-greg, Phabricator

Mar 25 2017

Platonides added a comment to T161361: Unknown exception from Thomas Mann page on rowiki.

It doesn't have debug symbols for /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblua5.1-c++.so.0 Those are provided by the liblua5.1-0-dbg package.

Mar 25 2017, 12:51 AM · Wikimedia-log-errors, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto
Platonides updated subscribers of T161361: Unknown exception from Thomas Mann page on rowiki.
Mar 25 2017, 12:50 AM · Wikimedia-log-errors, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto