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Yesterday

Quiddity added a comment to T218634: Request for support publishing Medium-term Plan in April 2019.

Hi @JBaldwin, I just want to confirm that I understand what type of page you're talking about. Is this the page you mean by "last year"? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2018-2019/Final --
If yes, I can do that.
If it's something more complicated, then I'd appreciate example-links or clues about what kind of formatting you mean. Thanks!

Wed, Mar 20, 12:48 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019)

Tue, Mar 19

Quiddity added a comment to T18691: RFC: Section headings should have a clickable anchor.

Thanks! Do you happen to still have the underlying database query and could post it here so we could re-run it?

Tue, Mar 19, 11:03 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Thu, Mar 14

Quiddity awarded T150153: Enable substring searching on office wiki a Love token.
Thu, Mar 14, 7:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery
Quiddity added a comment to T18691: RFC: Section headings should have a clickable anchor.

[...] At first this idea was exciting, but as I started to mock it realized that it is perhaps awkward to have some actions ("Edit" and "Edit source") be persistent, and have "Share" be visible only on hover.

Thu, Mar 14, 7:00 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Tue, Mar 12

Quiddity added a comment to T215922: Community input for patrol log reviews in 'all public logs' .

@EvanProdromou Hi, Did you have any questions about the research and recommendations that I wrote about above? Thanks.

Tue, Mar 12, 7:50 PM · Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External), CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Core Platform Team (Security, stability, performance and scalability (TEC1))

Mon, Mar 11

Quiddity added a comment to P8179 MediaWiki:Lang subpages.

(minus the root page, and minus /de because I already created those 2 at [[wmania:]])

Mon, Mar 11, 7:59 PM
Quiddity created P8179 MediaWiki:Lang subpages.
Mon, Mar 11, 7:58 PM

Thu, Mar 7

Quiddity awarded T110727: Consolidate documentation for recommended color palette a Love token.
Thu, Mar 7, 8:47 PM · UI-Standardization, UI-Standardization-Kanban, Documentation, Accessibility
Quiddity added a comment to T210926: Display mapframe for geocoordinate statements on client.

Is there an example of it live in action? If yes, please add it to the task description (for easy visibility) and maybe also the Tech News items? Thanks!

Thu, Mar 7, 5:33 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.17; 2019-02-12), Patch-For-Review, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient

Wed, Mar 6

Quiddity changed the status of T217789: Snottywong/JackPotte tools.wmflabs.org scripts are broken and unmaintained from Stalled to Open.
Wed, Mar 6, 8:57 PM · Toolforge, Tools, Technical-Tool-Request, Toolforge-standards-committee (Maintainer needed)
Quiddity edited projects for T217789: Snottywong/JackPotte tools.wmflabs.org scripts are broken and unmaintained, added: Toolforge-standards-committee (Maintainer needed); removed Toolforge-standards-committee.
Wed, Mar 6, 8:51 PM · Toolforge, Tools, Technical-Tool-Request, Toolforge-standards-committee (Maintainer needed)
Quiddity moved T217789: Snottywong/JackPotte tools.wmflabs.org scripts are broken and unmaintained from Incoming to Abandoned tool policy (adoption & usurpation) on the Toolforge-standards-committee board.
Wed, Mar 6, 8:45 PM · Toolforge, Tools, Technical-Tool-Request, Toolforge-standards-committee (Maintainer needed)
Quiddity changed the status of T217789: Snottywong/JackPotte tools.wmflabs.org scripts are broken and unmaintained from Open to Stalled.

Hi, If I understand correctly from your IRC comments, you want to take over the tool yourself. (Hence I'm removing "maintainer needed" and moving it to the "Adoption requests" column on the parent tag).
If that is correct, then please: Update the task description by checking the process described at https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Toolforge/Abandoned_tool_policy (try clicking the "file a task using this link" to see what it would've provided (but don't make a duplicate task!)). You can also see this similar task for comparison: T196396. I'll mark this task as 'stalled' for now; please change that back after 14 days have elapsed, post-notification. Thanks.

Wed, Mar 6, 8:45 PM · Toolforge, Tools, Technical-Tool-Request, Toolforge-standards-committee (Maintainer needed)
Quiddity moved T217509: Adoption request for crosswatch from Incoming to Abandoned tool policy (adoption & usurpation) on the Toolforge-standards-committee board.
Wed, Mar 6, 8:40 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee

Mon, Mar 4

Quiddity added a comment to T217509: Adoption request for crosswatch.

Hi @OriHoch, I've updated the task description with the other required parts of the process. Please do replace those "LINK" items with the links once you've completed each of them. Then after 14 days change the status from 'stalled' back to 'open'. - This is to make completely sure that all methods have been tried for contacting the existing maintainer(s), and there's always a possibility that you can convince them to return to help you with a little bit of advice if you ask nicely! Thanks.

Mon, Mar 4, 9:07 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee
Quiddity changed the status of T217509: Adoption request for crosswatch from Open to Stalled.
Mon, Mar 4, 9:07 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee

Sun, Mar 3

Quiddity added a comment to T18691: RFC: Section headings should have a clickable anchor.

I like the idea of the share button, even though it adds an extra click to a relatively simple action. However, what are we doing to address the earlier concern of placing more actions next to the Edit action, when Edit is the most important action on a wiki? Also, do we need to consider the mobile case as well (i.e. creating a solution for mobile browsing parallel to a desktop version)?

Sun, Mar 3, 5:32 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Sat, Mar 2

Quiddity added a member for Wikimania-Hackathon-2019-Organization: Quiddity.
Sat, Mar 2, 12:13 AM
Quiddity added a watcher for Wikimania-Hackathon-2019-Organization: Quiddity.
Sat, Mar 2, 12:13 AM
Quiddity added a member for Wikimania-Hackathon-2019: Quiddity.
Sat, Mar 2, 12:12 AM

Fri, Mar 1

Quiddity added a comment to T18691: RFC: Section headings should have a clickable anchor.

I like the idea of the share button, even though it adds an extra click to a relatively simple action. However, what are we doing to address the earlier concern of placing more actions next to the Edit action, when Edit is the most important action on a wiki? Also, do we need to consider the mobile case as well (i.e. creating a solution for mobile browsing parallel to a desktop version)?

Fri, Mar 1, 8:09 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface
Quiddity added a comment to T18691: RFC: Section headings should have a clickable anchor.

What if, it just updated the address bar in your browser (i.e. it went to anchored link) and you could copy it from there?

Fri, Mar 1, 7:31 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Thu, Feb 28

Quiddity added a comment to T217378: Page Preview fails on redirected articles.

I cannot reproduce with a clean redirect link. (in Firefox 65.0.1 (Linux) nor in Chromium 71)
You can Test it at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Quiddity_(WMF)/sandbox&oldid=885582095
My result is a proper HTTP 302, and fully functional PagePreview:

Thu, Feb 28, 11:31 PM · Page-Previews
Quiddity added a comment to T18691: RFC: Section headings should have a clickable anchor.

Re: Right / Left

  • Right-floating is what I currently use (via a personal Stylus user CSS) because I find it too distracting next to the headers,
  • That's what all the Wikimedia sites originally/previously used (from 2004–2013) but it was globally changed (in Vector) to be next to the headings in 2013. (after failed attempts to do so (?) in 2007 and 2009).
    • See the detailed research that led to the 2013 change, linked at T96515#1219109 and T13270 and other links within those.
  • Some other people (like me) also disliked the change and they float it back with user CSS. E.g. A search for ".mw-editsection {float: right;}" on Enwiki (but this search only finds people using this exact string/spacing/etc, so there are probably many more)
Thu, Feb 28, 7:54 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Mon, Feb 25

Quiddity updated the task description for T211734: Help panel: develop a way to guide wikis on generating the right help content.
Mon, Feb 25, 7:18 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Growth-Team
Quiddity updated the task description for T211734: Help panel: develop a way to guide wikis on generating the right help content.
Mon, Feb 25, 7:17 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Growth-Team
Quiddity updated the task description for T211734: Help panel: develop a way to guide wikis on generating the right help content.
Mon, Feb 25, 7:17 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Growth-Team

Wed, Feb 20

Quiddity updated the task description for T202929: Assure that documentation about communities and engagement processes is relevant and up to date.
Wed, Feb 20, 5:49 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Goal, CommRel-Documentation
Quiddity updated the task description for T202929: Assure that documentation about communities and engagement processes is relevant and up to date.
Wed, Feb 20, 5:48 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Goal, CommRel-Documentation

Feb 17 2019

Quiddity removed a watcher for Privacy: ZhouZ.
Feb 17 2019, 10:05 PM
Quiddity updated the task description for T52092: Implement glossary (terminology) support.
Feb 17 2019, 9:19 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Quiddity updated the task description for T90263: Improve glossaries to better help Wikimedia editors understand technical terms.
Feb 17 2019, 9:18 PM · WMF-Product-Development-Process, Documentation
Quiddity updated the task description for T139380: MassMessage failed delivery claiming "readonly" although the page is not protected.
Feb 17 2019, 8:05 PM · MassMessage
Quiddity triaged T139380: MassMessage failed delivery claiming "readonly" although the page is not protected as High priority.

When this bug occurs it is severely impacting the functionality of this tool and causing a lot of extra work for MassMessage senders. Triaging to 'high'.

Feb 17 2019, 7:54 PM · MassMessage

Feb 16 2019

Quiddity awarded Blog Post: Perf Matters at Wikipedia 2015 a Love token.
Feb 16 2019, 10:01 PM
Quiddity added a comment to T197525: Let users sort results by time (older or newer results).

Note: This is now possible to do in normal searches via tweaking the search URL, per work on T40403. I've mentioned it in the docs.
It would be great to have (some? all?) of these Help:CirrusSearch#Explicit sort orders features added to the Advanced Search interface for easy access. Cheers!

Feb 16 2019, 9:26 PM · TCB-Team, Advanced-Search
Quiddity added a comment to T40403: Sortable search results.

@Quiddity I already hacked in a query parameter, sort, that is usable in Special:Search. I'm not sure how much work it would be to wire up AdvancedSearch with this, but there is a ticket already: T197525

Feb 16 2019, 9:23 PM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch
Quiddity added a comment to T216126: Requesting contentadmin access for 'Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE)' on Wikitech.

contentadmin can edit normal protected pages, and seems reasonable for anyone with deploy access. The page there even gives a handy form for requesting it ;-)

Feb 16 2019, 9:00 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, wikitech.wikimedia.org
Quiddity added a comment to T215251: Ban recurrent spam to Wikimedia mailing lists (January 2019).

All seems clear on the lists I subscribe to and admin. Thanks for the work here!

Feb 16 2019, 8:53 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-herron, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Quiddity claimed T215922: Community input for patrol log reviews in 'all public logs' .

I looked at the existing documentation details, and some in-practice examples. My conclusion is:

  • I recommend that you just make this change on the wikis which do not use RCPatrol.
Feb 16 2019, 8:36 PM · Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External), CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Core Platform Team (Security, stability, performance and scalability (TEC1))

Feb 15 2019

Quiddity created P8094 rcpatrol.
Feb 15 2019, 8:34 PM
Quiddity created T216214: Add Header for Wikidata Properties page's Sitelinks div to make it more accessible.
Feb 15 2019, 1:04 AM · Wikidata

Feb 12 2019

Quiddity updated subscribers of T214721: Create #pageviews-anomaly tag.
Feb 12 2019, 11:34 PM · Product-Analytics, Project-Admins

Feb 8 2019

Quiddity updated the task description for T215046: RfC: Use Github login for mediawiki.org.
Feb 8 2019, 8:54 PM · User-Tgr, Privacy, Security, TechCom-RFC, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, GitHub-Mirrors

Feb 7 2019

CKoerner_WMF awarded T70689: User Preference's default options/values should be automatically marked in the special page itself a Love token.
Feb 7 2019, 5:25 PM · MediaWiki-User-preferences
Quiddity created T215486: Shortcut interwiki links have wrong target at wikimaniawiki.
Feb 7 2019, 7:15 AM · WMSE-Wikimania-2019, MediaWiki-Interwiki
Quiddity added a comment to T126487: Cursor gets "stuck" when down-arrowing from the start of a link which spans a page beginning/end.

I just encountered this bug whilst editing https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Travel_guide#By_plane (in the long list of links to cities)

Feb 7 2019, 6:51 AM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-Links, VisualEditor-ContentEditable, VisualEditor

Feb 6 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T214888: Developing the Wikimania Wiki.

I've fixed some issues on the current Main Page, and requested Admin and Translation-admin mops on the Volunteer page so that I can help with related and other things.

Feb 6 2019, 1:32 AM · User-Eric_Luth_WMSE, WMSE-Wikimania-2019, Wiki-Setup (Create)
Quiddity updated subscribers of T40403: Sortable search results.

In the API this is now partially working!

Feb 6 2019, 1:02 AM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch
Quiddity updated the task description for T40403: Sortable search results.
Feb 6 2019, 12:42 AM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, CirrusSearch

Feb 5 2019

Quiddity created P8054 Email spam example 3.
Feb 5 2019, 7:38 PM
Quiddity added a comment to T215251: Ban recurrent spam to Wikimedia mailing lists (January 2019).

Thanks for the patch! As mentioned in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/488022 a reject rule is now in place based on this subject.

Feb 5 2019, 7:37 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-herron, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Quiddity created P8053 Email spam example 2.
Feb 5 2019, 7:37 PM
Quiddity created P8052 Email spam example 1.
Feb 5 2019, 7:36 PM

Feb 4 2019

Quiddity placed T215137: Trash up for grabs.
Feb 4 2019, 4:35 AM · Trash

Feb 2 2019

Ivanhercaz awarded T197923: Organize existing PAWS documentation a Love token.
Feb 2 2019, 5:11 PM · Documentation, PAWS

Jan 25 2019

Quiddity updated the task description for T212788: Use subphrase matching for autocomplete by default on specific sites.
Jan 25 2019, 6:16 AM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search (Current work)
Quiddity awarded Blog Post: Magic Numbers a Orange Medal token.
Jan 25 2019, 12:07 AM · Performance-Team

Jan 24 2019

Quiddity triaged T214081: Make a magic, self-labeling feedback button as Low priority.
Jan 24 2019, 6:36 PM · CommRel-Internals
Quiddity claimed T214081: Make a magic, self-labeling feedback button.

Me, I offered to help genericize the existing template to make it easier to re-adapt in the future. I asked Sherry to file a task so that I could remember later without having yet another entry in my todo.txt notes... :)

Jan 24 2019, 6:35 PM · CommRel-Internals
Quiddity added a comment to T213771: First page of a specific PDF files on Commons does not render a preview.

What's especially strange about this is that [...] persistently returns a 429. [...]

Jan 24 2019, 6:32 PM · serviceops, User-jijiki, Thumbor
Quiddity added a project to T214535: WMF staff hackathon expectations reading: Developer-Advocacy.
Jan 24 2019, 5:53 PM · International-Developer-Events, Documentation, Developer-Advocacy
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T105153: Make the LanguageTool deployable to the Wikimedia cluster.
Jan 24 2019, 2:37 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-LanguageTool
Quiddity updated the task description for T135321: Vocabulary assistant for Simple Wikipedia, based on Upgoer Text Editors.
Jan 24 2019, 2:34 AM · Technical-Tool-Request

Jan 23 2019

Quiddity awarded T205866: Make save button more visible on Special:Preferences a Love token.
Jan 23 2019, 1:14 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), MediaWiki-User-preferences
Quiddity added a comment to T205866: Make save button more visible on Special:Preferences.

I just noticed this in action. Great tweak! Thanks :)

Jan 23 2019, 1:14 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), MediaWiki-User-preferences

Jan 21 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T202929: Assure that documentation about communities and engagement processes is relevant and up to date.

About scope, one task to challenge our assumptions:

Find, gather and centralize documentation about best practices concerning replying to newcomers on Help Desks.

Would this piece of documentation be within scope or not, and why?

Jan 21 2019, 9:00 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Goal, CommRel-Documentation

Jan 19 2019

Quiddity awarded T214174: Update diagram https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Infrastructure_overview.png a Love token.
Jan 19 2019, 12:51 AM · Documentation, Developer-Advocacy (Jan-Mar 2019)

Jan 18 2019

Quiddity created T214135: Wikimedia override not shown at some wikis for createacct-imgcaptcha-help.
Jan 18 2019, 2:27 AM · WikimediaMessages

Jan 16 2019

Quiddity updated the task description for T115650: Create an authoritative and well promoted catalog of Wikimedia tools.
Jan 16 2019, 8:39 AM · Toolhub, Documentation, MediaWiki-Stakeholders-Group, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Community-Tech-Tool-Labs, Developer-Advocacy

Jan 15 2019

Quiddity added a project to T213868: Get a goat plushie for goatification ritual: Goatification.

See the tag. (Mostly it's morale-building whimsy) (It's also getting more confusing, because "dragons" were declared to be the 'new' animal at the 2018 hackathon... But I'm staying out of it!)

Jan 15 2019, 9:52 PM · Goatification, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization
Quiddity moved T202929: Assure that documentation about communities and engagement processes is relevant and up to date from Backlog to Started on the CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019) board.
Jan 15 2019, 7:18 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Goal, CommRel-Documentation
Quiddity added a project to T199084: Archive or update Technical Collaboration pages in Meta and Office Wiki: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019).
Jan 15 2019, 7:17 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), CommRel-Internals
Quiddity added a project to T202929: Assure that documentation about communities and engagement processes is relevant and up to date: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019).
Jan 15 2019, 7:16 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Goal, CommRel-Documentation

Jan 13 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T195119: Create user feedback gadget for technical documentation on Wikitech pages.

Interesting external example of a "Help and feedback" footer section: 4 tabs, each with 2-3 entries - https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/development/i18n/translation.html#help-and-feedback

Jan 13 2019, 11:28 PM · Developer-Advocacy (Jan-Mar 2019), Cloud-Services, Documentation

Jan 10 2019

Quiddity updated the task description for T213408: Document maintenance script emptyUserGroup.php on MediaWiki.
Jan 10 2019, 6:03 PM · MediaWiki-Documentation, MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts, Documentation

Jan 8 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T213215: Improve Dashiki defaults for Browser selection.

Thank you! (yeah, I saw the empty sections, but didn't know how to clearly describe it, and I figured you'd see it :)

Jan 8 2019, 9:41 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Patch-For-Review, Analytics, Analytics-Dashiki
Quiddity added a comment to T1384: Capture Javascript support level for web users.

@Nuria thanks for the reminder of that! I've added it to the page. (Docs or it didn't happen! ;-)
That helps us see some of the information, but it leaves out, e.g. users with no-JS extensions enabled, or users behind a corporate intranet that blocks JS, or users who had their page-load interrupted midway. I don't know how those wider circumstances are best technically captured, or if this is the right task to ask for it, or how much info we could get with minimal/feasible efforts? I'll leave it up to you though. :-) Also I've filed the related T213215: Improve Dashiki defaults for Browser selection.

Jan 8 2019, 8:02 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaEvents, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, FINCH
Quiddity created T213215: Improve Dashiki defaults for Browser selection.
Jan 8 2019, 8:01 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Patch-For-Review, Analytics, Analytics-Dashiki
Quiddity edited projects for T184472: Community Relations support for Toolhub project, added: CommRel-Specialists-Support; removed CommRel-Specialists-Support (Oct-Dec-2018).

Moving to backlog workboard, until work resumes.

Jan 8 2019, 6:28 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support, Toolhub
Quiddity awarded T153821: wikitech.wikimedia.org missing from pageviews API a Love token.
Jan 8 2019, 6:17 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pageviews-API, Analytics, wikitech.wikimedia.org

Jan 6 2019

Quiddity edited Description on WCAG-Level-AAA.
Jan 6 2019, 9:54 PM
Quiddity edited Description on WCAG-Level-AA.
Jan 6 2019, 9:54 PM
Quiddity edited Description on WCAG-Level-A.
Jan 6 2019, 9:54 PM

Jan 5 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T1384: Capture Javascript support level for web users.

I believe it would be very useful to get more accurate statistics on our non-JavaScript users (both readers and editors if separable), for the purposes of product planning and task prioritization and generally for understanding our users.
The notes we've compiled at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/No-JavaScript_notes have very unclear/inconclusive #Metrics and nothing new for the last few years.
I don't know whether this task is the best place to request that, or if somewhere else should be used.

Jan 5 2019, 11:01 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaEvents, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown, FINCH
Quiddity added a comment to T150263: Create a searchable and shared glossary.

Some related links (maybe put some of these in the task description?).

Jan 5 2019, 10:55 PM · translatewiki.net, MediaWiki-extensions-General, User-Johan, I18n, Documentation
Quiddity updated subscribers of T13271: Add option to exclude included/templated pages from Special:Lonelypages.

Is there a specific example for a template inclusion on some Wikimedia site that this request could be (re)tested with?

Jan 5 2019, 3:33 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jan 4 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T19981: Short URLs for page actions such as /history/Title (Enable wgActionPaths at WMF).

I just found this lovely related notes page https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Action_paths and hence I came looking for why this task idea, or the alternative T14619: Use article path URLs for editing, previewing skins, etc., hadn't been made default since I last looked at them (idk!?).

Jan 4 2019, 3:33 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Jan 3 2019

Quiddity updated the task description for T212873: Document Scholarship Process in Hack Handbook.
Jan 3 2019, 6:57 PM · International-Developer-Events
Quiddity added a comment to T153821: wikitech.wikimedia.org missing from pageviews API.

Thanks for the merge, @JAllemandou ! What are the next steps to complete this task?
IIUC the 2 steps that Milimetric described above have now been completed, but pageviews are not yet visible for wikitech (example1, example2). Perhaps it just needs to wait for the deployment train to do a circuit? (There's no rush, I just want to make sure it's moving forward :)

Jan 3 2019, 6:13 PM · Patch-For-Review, Analytics, Pageviews-API, wikitech.wikimedia.org

Jan 2 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T212674: Update Wikimedia logo on Mailman web pages from colored version to black and white version.

I believe (and personally hope) the plan is to keep the RGB version for community logos. Per https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Brand#Using_the_Wikimedia_mark and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logo#Current_logos it's the main logo for the movement.

Jan 2 2019, 7:21 PM · WMF-Communications, Design, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
Quiddity added a comment to T190560: Integrate Discourse into mediawiki.org search.

[...] I don't know what is the state of the art of displaying related search results, but as a user I think I remember seeing results from other projects in a separate column. The equivalent here would be to see Discourse results in a separate column when showing the results of a query in MediaWiki.org.

Jan 2 2019, 7:05 PM · Discovery-Search, Discourse

Dec 21 2018

Quiddity added a comment to T196319: Show Preview always scrolls to the top of the page regardless of preview location.

I have the same frustration but with the opposite (default) preferences. I love the feature, but usually disable it because this issue is too annoying.

Dec 21 2018, 7:55 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Dec 20 2018

Quiddity added a comment to T178862: Revisit different color of links for internal (inner-domain) and interwiki/external links.

If you do merge it, I suggest changing the title of that task to: Differentiate between internal, sister-wiki, interwiki, and external links visually

Dec 20 2018, 7:23 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-20 (1.31.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia Design Style Guide, UI-Standardization

Dec 19 2018

CorneliusKibelka_WMDE awarded T211827: Request: Top articles of 2018 on all Wikipedias a Party Time token.
Dec 19 2018, 10:05 AM · Product-Analytics, Reading-analysis

Dec 14 2018

Quiddity updated subscribers of T211827: Request: Top articles of 2018 on all Wikipedias.
@Quiddity Do you plan on [...]
Dec 14 2018, 8:52 PM · Product-Analytics, Reading-analysis
Quiddity added a comment to T211827: Request: Top articles of 2018 on all Wikipedias.

@Nuria Yes, sorry that my description was ambiguous! We want separate lists for each Wikipedia. I.e. various Chapters want language-specific lists, to share/answer with their own press contacts.

Dec 14 2018, 7:30 PM · Product-Analytics, Reading-analysis
Quiddity added a comment to T150826: Remove unblockself right on wikimedia wikis (but allow blocked admins to block their blocker).

@TBolliger Please could you (or someone who knows the latest details) update the task description above, to contain an uptodate description of the change(s) that will be implemented? (The Tech/News item points here for more info, but this thread is long). Thanks!

Dec 14 2018, 6:34 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), MediaWiki-User-management, User-notice, Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Dec 13 2018

Quiddity awarded T210937: API query for userprops not working on group0 wikis (maybe because comment migration read-new) a Love token.
Dec 13 2018, 8:57 PM · Core Platform Team Kanban (Done with CPT), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.8; 2018-12-11), Regression, MediaWiki-API
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Dec 13 2018, 8:35 PM