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Yesterday

Quiddity created T291131: InstantCommons doesn't work for all-caps file extensions by default.
Wed, Sep 15, 8:09 PM · MediaWiki-File-management, Commons
Quiddity created T291101: Update docs for how to disable a mailing list.
Wed, Sep 15, 5:55 PM · SRE, Documentation, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
Quiddity edited Description on Abstract Wikipedia team.
Wed, Sep 15, 5:37 PM
Quiddity added a comment to T290978: Improve the Server Switch message so that translators don't need to change the date.

Hour is easy, docs at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:ParserFunctions#.23time - Briefly: Just need to

  • replace the j xg with j xg H:i e
  • and use the full timestamp, e.g. 2021-08-25T06:00
Wed, Sep 15, 3:20 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support
Quiddity closed T271242: Provide guidelines for the community on working with external experts re: Abstract Wikipedia as Resolved.

Agreed.

Wed, Sep 15, 3:04 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Abstract Wikipedia team

Mon, Sep 13

Quiddity added a comment to T290810: Special page reports not updating on Wikitech (2021).

Thank you for the explanation. Appreciated! :-)
(and yup, I'm totally happy to wait, ofcourse!)

Mon, Sep 13, 10:35 PM · wikitech.wikimedia.org

Sun, Sep 12

Quiddity created T290813: User-menu link points to non-existent page at most wikis.
Sun, Sep 12, 1:46 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), Desktop Improvements

Sat, Sep 11

Quiddity created T290810: Special page reports not updating on Wikitech (2021).
Sat, Sep 11, 8:37 PM · wikitech.wikimedia.org

Thu, Sep 9

Quiddity moved T281590: Enhance own user talk page comment notifications with DiscussionTools (display a snippet, link directly to the comment and highlight it) from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 9, 8:35 PM · Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), Patch-For-Review, DiscussionTools
Quiddity moved T289786: Deploy Growth features to 100% of newcomers on any wiki that has less than 500 monthly registrations from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 9, 8:32 PM · User-notice, User-Urbanecm_WMF (Engineering), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Growth-Scaling
Quiddity moved T289680: Deploy Growth features to Round 4 wikis from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 9, 8:32 PM · User-notice, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), User-Urbanecm_WMF (Engineering), Growth-Deployments
Quiddity moved T286664: Expand the list of group 1 wikis to contain at least one (preferably 2) smaller "top ten size" wikis from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 9, 8:26 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), User-notice, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Quality-and-Test-Engineering-Team (QTE), serviceops-radar, Release-Engineering-Team (Radar)

Wed, Sep 8

Quiddity awarded Blog Post: Production Excellence #35: August 2021 a Love token.
Wed, Sep 8, 4:23 PM
Quiddity awarded T290463: Remove beta option from user menu a Like token.
Wed, Sep 8, 12:32 AM · BetaFeatures, Desktop Improvements

Fri, Sep 3

Quiddity removed a project from T290113: [regression-wmf.20] Recent changes filters disappear from the menu : User-notice.

This appears to be low-impact (only 1 user-report, of an edge-case scenario), so I will leave it out of Tech News.

Fri, Sep 3, 9:29 PM · Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page, Regression, Growth-Team
Quiddity moved T289786: Deploy Growth features to 100% of newcomers on any wiki that has less than 500 monthly registrations from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Fri, Sep 3, 9:27 PM · User-notice, User-Urbanecm_WMF (Engineering), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Growth-Scaling

Thu, Sep 2

Quiddity updated the task description for T289893: Coordinate Wikimedia's participation in Outreachy Round 23.
Thu, Sep 2, 10:26 PM · Outreachy (Round 23), Developer-Advocacy (Jul-Sep 2021)
Quiddity added a comment to T289786: Deploy Growth features to 100% of newcomers on any wiki that has less than 500 monthly registrations.
  1. For the entry in this week's Tech News, please could you suggest what wording you would like? I would guess at something like...

(in the "Changes this week" section?)
The Growth team tools will be available for all newcomers at XXX wikis. You can help translate the interface. Local administrators can configure Growth features directly on their wiki.

  1. The entry would end with a link to either this phab-task, or another task. Please either: add a specific list of wikis which will receive these new tools into this task's Description (IIUC, it's this listing), or point me towards a task that already contains the list which I should link to instead. This will enable Tech News readers to easily see which wikis are affected.

Thanks!

Thu, Sep 2, 7:24 PM · User-notice, User-Urbanecm_WMF (Engineering), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Growth-Scaling
Quiddity added a comment to T290113: [regression-wmf.20] Recent changes filters disappear from the menu .

I'm trying to determine if this belongs in Tech News, and if so, how to describe it.

  1. Please confirm that this is a bug which [is/might be] affecting many editors across multiple wikis, and is somewhat likely to be encountered by any given wiki - to justify the inclusion. I.e. I cannot tell whether this is a rarely-encountered edge-case that not many editors will need to learn about, or if it is something that many editors might be seeing and simply not reporting.
  2. Please confirm if this description is accurate, and/or offer a clarified wording that can be used.

There is a problem with showing some of the edit review filters in some circumstances. Developers are working on fixing it.

Thu, Sep 2, 6:03 PM · Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page, Regression, Growth-Team
Quiddity moved T286664: Expand the list of group 1 wikis to contain at least one (preferably 2) smaller "top ten size" wikis from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 2, 5:40 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), User-notice, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Quality-and-Test-Engineering-Team (QTE), serviceops-radar, Release-Engineering-Team (Radar)
Quiddity moved T280806: Remove old action api token parameters from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 2, 5:36 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.23; 2021-09-13), User-notice, Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-API, Platform Team Workboards (MW Expedition)
Quiddity moved T287539: September 2021 Datacenter switchover (codfw -> eqiad) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 2, 5:36 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Datacenter-Switchover, SRE
Quiddity moved T280944: Phase out jQuery Migrate v3 from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Sep 2, 5:35 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.21; 2021-08-30), Performance-Team, Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team-publish, User-notice, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader

Wed, Sep 1

Quiddity created T290205: Provide semi-automated edit summaries for ZObject edits.
Wed, Sep 1, 9:32 PM · Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase θ)

Mon, Aug 30

Quiddity created T290035: MassMessage does not send a static revision to a large target list.
Mon, Aug 30, 7:40 PM · MassMessage

Wed, Aug 25

Trizek-WMF awarded T288372: Add new translation strings for Tech News to WikimediaMessages a Love token.
Wed, Aug 25, 6:15 PM · WikimediaMessages

Tue, Aug 24

Quiddity added a comment to T289130: Read-only window needed for s7.

@Tractopelle-jaune Hi, that message confusion is a combination of my fault, and a (new to me) software issue.
In brief: No, the read-only period will not affect Frwiki, but the CentralAuth downtime will. It should only last for a couple of minutes.

Tue, Aug 24, 11:50 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), User-notice

Mon, Aug 23

Quiddity renamed T273550: Merge the duplicate categories on diff-blog from Category cleanup on diff-blog to Merge the duplicate categories on diff-blog.
Mon, Aug 23, 10:29 PM · Diff-blog

Sat, Aug 21

Quiddity awarded T223772: Extend #time parser function to display time in format specific to each language a Like token.
Sat, Aug 21, 5:23 PM · I18n, ParserFunctions

Fri, Aug 20

Quiddity added a comment to T287701: Review usages of `.mw-content-ltr` and `.mw-content-rtl`.

Very well. Could I, please, get one example where adding lang changes something in direction on any device? Thank you.

Fri, Aug 20, 9:23 PM · I18n, User-notice

Thu, Aug 19

Quiddity added a comment to T271242: Provide guidelines for the community on working with external experts re: Abstract Wikipedia.

Now started: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Wikipedia/External_outreach with notes and request for feedback on the talkpage.

Thu, Aug 19, 11:19 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Abstract Wikipedia team
Quiddity moved T257066: Extension:Score / Lilypond is disabled on all wikis from Not ready to announce to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Aug 19, 7:25 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.26; 2021-01-12), User-notice, Security-Team, Security, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-extensions-Score, SRE
Quiddity updated Other Assignee for T289065: rename VRT mailing lists, added: Legoktm.

Hi @Legoktm and @Ladsgroup :-) -- Please let us know:
(A) if there are any questions/clarifications that need to be resolved by VRT-admins/other before you can start researching how to technically do this?
(B) perhaps a rough timeline for when you might able to start researching and/or implementing the changes?
(C) Tell us ahead of time before the first actual change!

Thu, Aug 19, 6:26 PM · User-Ladsgroup, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Znuny, Epic
Quiddity added a comment to T257066: Extension:Score / Lilypond is disabled on all wikis.

Should this be announced in the next Tech News edition?
Please confirm if that is correct, and if this draft-wording is suitable (or amend as needed):

[in the "Recent changes" section...]
The [[Special:MyLanguage/Extension:Score | Score]] extension has been re-enabled on public wikis. The security issue has been fixed. [link here]

Thanks!

Thu, Aug 19, 5:21 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.26; 2021-01-12), User-notice, Security-Team, Security, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-extensions-Score, SRE
Quiddity moved T289130: Read-only window needed for s7 from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Aug 19, 5:12 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), User-notice
Quiddity moved T287549: Introduce change tag to surface edits that add links to disambiguation pages from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Aug 19, 5:12 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-8), MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-Disambiguator, Disambiguation-Wish-2021-Jul-Sept
Quiddity moved T288112: Notifications by a muted user are still delivered when they edit a subpage of your user talk page from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Aug 19, 5:11 PM · User-notice, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Notifications

Wed, Aug 18

Quiddity removed a project from T289173: Wikipedia iOS Beta has expired: BetaFeatures.

(Removing the BetaFeatures tag - that is a different thing)

Wed, Aug 18, 5:37 PM · iOS-app-v6.9-Carp-On-A-Zamboni, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, iOS-app-Bugs

Aug 16 2021

Quiddity awarded T237814: MediaWiki (extension?) to automatically protect or put restrictions in place for heavily transcluded Templates and Modules a Like token.
Aug 16 2021, 7:14 PM · AHT-Roadmap, Technical-Tool-Request, MediaWiki-General

Aug 15 2021

Quiddity updated the task description for T287602: [Session] Where can I run this? An introduction to Wikimedia Cloud Services.
Aug 15 2021, 6:29 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2021, cloud-services-team (Kanban)
Quiddity added a comment to T287602: [Session] Where can I run this? An introduction to Wikimedia Cloud Services.

Slides on commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Where_can_I_run_this_An_Introduction_to_Wikimedia_Cloud_Services_-_wmhack_2021.pdf

Aug 15 2021, 6:29 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2021, cloud-services-team (Kanban)

Aug 13 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T288112: Notifications by a muted user are still delivered when they edit a subpage of your user talk page.

What – if anything – is left to be done to ensure the message above gets included in this week's Tech News?

Aug 13 2021, 8:02 PM · User-notice, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Notifications
Quiddity moved T288112: Notifications by a muted user are still delivered when they edit a subpage of your user talk page from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Aug 13 2021, 7:59 PM · User-notice, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Notifications

Aug 12 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T287549: Introduce change tag to surface edits that add links to disambiguation pages.

@MusikAnimal It looks like dom_walden found the problem and was able to successfully test that the feature adds the tags, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/w/index.php?title=Conflict-title-0.08982248967603867-I%C3%B1t%C3%ABrn%C3%A2ti%C3%B4n%C3%A0liz%C3%A6ti%C3%B8n&action=history

Aug 12 2021, 8:18 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-8), MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-Disambiguator, Disambiguation-Wish-2021-Jul-Sept
Quiddity added a comment to T280944: Phase out jQuery Migrate v3.

Hi. I'd like to know when specifically this should be included in Tech News, and what specifically the blurb should say.
I know Ladsgroup recently sent the email to wikitech-l ("Phasing out old jQuery versions") explaining some of the details.

Aug 12 2021, 8:03 PM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.21; 2021-08-30), Performance-Team, Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team-publish, User-notice, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader

Aug 11 2021

Quiddity moved T287549: Introduce change tag to surface edits that add links to disambiguation pages from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Aug 11 2021, 10:40 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-8), MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-Disambiguator, Disambiguation-Wish-2021-Jul-Sept
Quiddity moved T287962: Template editors: visualClear class is no longer supported in wikitext / templates from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Aug 11 2021, 10:40 PM · User-notice
Quiddity moved T288070: Deploy The Wikipedia Library Echo notification with 50,000 edit count threshold from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Aug 11 2021, 10:40 PM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, User-notice, Notifications, The-Wikipedia-Library
Quiddity moved T287449: Read-only window needed for s2 from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Aug 11 2021, 10:40 PM · User-notice, Chinese-Sites, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021)
Quiddity added a project to T287549: Introduce change tag to surface edits that add links to disambiguation pages: User-notice.
Aug 11 2021, 10:35 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-8), MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-Disambiguator, Disambiguation-Wish-2021-Jul-Sept
Quiddity moved T287549: Introduce change tag to surface edits that add links to disambiguation pages from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Aug 11 2021, 10:35 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-8), MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.19; 2021-08-16), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-Disambiguator, Disambiguation-Wish-2021-Jul-Sept

Aug 9 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T288372: Add new translation strings for Tech News to WikimediaMessages.

@Reedy Thanks! I think the only open question is then:
Is it feasible to easily solve the challenge of strings-with-embedded-variables?
i.e. list (B) which needs to have weekly and annual changes to the 2021/33 part in each, but is otherwise static.

Aug 9 2021, 9:29 PM · WikimediaMessages
Quiddity updated the task description for T288372: Add new translation strings for Tech News to WikimediaMessages.
Aug 9 2021, 9:24 PM · WikimediaMessages

Aug 6 2021

Quiddity updated the task description for T288372: Add new translation strings for Tech News to WikimediaMessages.
Aug 6 2021, 8:40 PM · WikimediaMessages
Quiddity created T288372: Add new translation strings for Tech News to WikimediaMessages.
Aug 6 2021, 8:30 PM · WikimediaMessages

Aug 5 2021

Quiddity moved T287962: Template editors: visualClear class is no longer supported in wikitext / templates from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Aug 5 2021, 9:32 PM · User-notice
Quiddity removed a project from T132084: Notify editors that they are now eligible for the Wikipedia Library program: User-notice.

removing tag from duplicate-topic (user-notice now tracked in T288070)

Aug 5 2021, 7:50 PM · Notifications, The-Wikipedia-Library
Quiddity moved T287962: Template editors: visualClear class is no longer supported in wikitext / templates from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Aug 5 2021, 7:44 PM · User-notice
Quiddity added a comment to T287962: Template editors: visualClear class is no longer supported in wikitext / templates.

@Jdlrobson How would you like this described in TechNews? What is the timeframe? Perhaps something like this... (please correct as needed)

Aug 5 2021, 7:43 PM · User-notice
Quiddity awarded T288270: Add lint error for .mw-content-ltr or .mw-content-rtl without dir or lang a Love token.
Aug 5 2021, 6:35 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Aug 4 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T70689: User Preference's default options/values should be automatically marked in the special page itself.

@Sdkb IIUC, those indicators were just added manually to each gadget's label, e.g. this diff and this legend creation, thanks to Xaosflux. The same thing was done at Meta-wiki a few years ago, e.g. this diff and this template, thanks to Steinsplitter.

Aug 4 2021, 1:13 AM · MediaWiki-User-preferences

Jul 30 2021

Quiddity moved T287701: Review usages of `.mw-content-ltr` and `.mw-content-rtl` from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2021, 6:14 PM · I18n, User-notice
Quiddity awarded T277363: New search widget API doesn't work in "Special:" and "File:" namespace a Mountain of Wealth token.
Jul 30 2021, 4:18 AM · Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Vector, Design-Systems-team-project (Vue.js Search Experience (Vector modern)), Desktop Improvements

Jul 29 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T287701: Review usages of `.mw-content-ltr` and `.mw-content-rtl`.

How would you like this described in Tech News?
I've drafted this, but I'm unsure if it is complete & accurate (given the limitations of space):

If your wiki uses <div class="mw-content-ltr"> or <div class="mw-content-rtl"> without the required dir attribute, then these will no longer work in 2 weeks. There is a short-term fix that can be added to your local wiki's Common.css page, which is explained at T287701. From now on, all usages should include the full attributes, for example: <div class="mw-content-ltr" dir="ltr" lang="en"> or <div class="mw-content-rtl" dir="rtl" lang="he">. You can find existing examples on your wiki that need to be updated, using the instructions at T287701.

Jul 29 2021, 9:01 PM · I18n, User-notice
Quiddity updated the task description for T249074: Define approach for expanding DiscussionTools `visual` mode toolbar.
Jul 29 2021, 7:26 PM · DiscussionTools, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), OWC2020 (OWC2020 Replying 2.0)
Quiddity moved T285991: MonoBook users should check their preferences to avoid disruption from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Jul 29 2021, 6:23 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, Patch-For-Review, User-notice

Jul 23 2021

Quiddity closed T95162: Footnotes in table: &nbsp; spaces omitted as Resolved.

This seems to have been resolved at some point.
I cannot see or reproduce the original bug using the initial example nor a sandbox test (using latest Firefox and Chromium).

Jul 23 2021, 10:09 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

Jul 22 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T285796: Subscribe links appearing in main namespace unexpectedly.

I can confirm I am still seeing the [subscribe] links at some Main-namespace pages, but not all, at both meta-wiki and mediawiki-wiki.
However, it seems to consistently resolve itself (i.e. those links vanish) if I purge the page.
E.g.

  • I saw it on the [[mw:Main Page]] in both my volunteer and staff accounts.
  • Refreshing/Hard-refreshing the page didn't change anything.
  • I did an ?action=purge in the volunteer-account tab - the links vanished.
  • I refreshed the page in the staff-account tab - the links vanished.

HTH!

Jul 22 2021, 7:38 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Verified, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.15; 2021-07-19), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), Editing Design, DiscussionTools, OWC2020
Quiddity added a project to T287202: Function model: Consider changing Z20/Tester from Z7, Z8 to Z9(Z8), Z7, Z7: Abstract Wikipedia team.
Jul 22 2021, 6:05 PM · Patch-For-Review, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase ζ)

Jul 21 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T121049: Track the GadgetUsage statistics over time.

Another request for this feature at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Special:GadgetUsage#Does_this_data_exist_over_time%3F%3F

Jul 21 2021, 7:27 PM · Developer-Advocacy, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets

Jul 13 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T286371: Disable moderation mail notifications for messages sent to archived lists.
Jul 13 2021, 9:28 PM · User-Ladsgroup, SRE, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jul 12 2021

Quiddity moved T271242: Provide guidelines for the community on working with external experts re: Abstract Wikipedia from Backlog to Started on the CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021) board.
Jul 12 2021, 11:07 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Abstract Wikipedia team
Quiddity edited projects for T271271: Ensure essential pages will be available on Wikifunctions, added: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021); removed CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2021).
Jul 12 2021, 11:06 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase κ)
Quiddity edited projects for T271242: Provide guidelines for the community on working with external experts re: Abstract Wikipedia, added: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021); removed CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2021).
Jul 12 2021, 11:06 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Abstract Wikipedia team
Quiddity added a comment to T286371: Disable moderation mail notifications for messages sent to archived lists.

The underlying problem is much harder to fix, we didn't have standard concept of "archive/disabled" mailing list, mailman doesn't have such concept so we come up with a process (ban everyone, make the owner be a blackhole mailing list, etc.) but that process has not been applied uniformly (or at all in some cases). We have to find and fix each one we see when they show up.

Jul 12 2021, 7:00 PM · User-Ladsgroup, SRE, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jul 3 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T286122: Make auditing members of mailing lists bound to a user right easier.

Another complexity:

  • There are probably going to be (many?) instances where someone uses different email addresses for wiki-user and mailing-lists
Jul 3 2021, 7:03 PM · SRE, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jul 2 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T283659: mailman3: unsubscription request is held for moderation but there is no way to approve it via postorius.

@Ladsgroup Hey :) Is there an existing upstream ticket that we could/should link here? (I couldn't see anything from a quick search & skim of the Postorius & Hyperkitty trackers)
Or any suggestions for the list-admins on how they could work-around the issue? (Perhaps manually unsubscribing the requesters, would stop the auto-reminder notifications?)
Thanks!

Jul 2 2021, 6:32 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Upstream, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
Quiddity added a comment to T285796: Subscribe links appearing in main namespace unexpectedly.

Possible alternative approach(?):

  • Checking whether the page contains __NEWSECTIONLINK__ (directly or via transclusion)

AFAIK, that is the standard way that the communities use to make non-"Talk" namespace pages, have the "New section" link in the page-tools bar.
E.g. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Babel transcludes it via the <includeonly> within https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Babel_header
Note: I don't know how widespread that is beyond the largest of our wikis, but the couple of mid-size wikis that I spot-checked do use it (e.g. Swwiki, and Htwiki)

Jul 2 2021, 6:19 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Verified, MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.15; 2021-07-19), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), Editing Design, DiscussionTools, OWC2020

Jun 25 2021

Quiddity closed T278981: Improve the Inclusive Language page as Resolved.

Yup, I have done everything I can here.

Jun 25 2021, 9:29 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2021)
Quiddity added a comment to T284920: Remove "thumb size" preference.

I think it would be helpful to:

  1. Add an explanation of the current default(s) into the task description.
    • (AFAICT from staring at our InitialiseSettings.php, they are 220px on almost all Wikimedia wikis (last changed in 2010, from 180px), with five exceptions: itwikiquote (360px), svwiki (250px), nlwiki (260px), fiwiki (250px), nowiki (250px). And I think the default for non-Wikimedia wikis is 300px. But I'm not certain.)
  2. Add an explanation into the task description for whether or not this proposed change would remove the technical ability to have different defaults for each Wikimedia wiki.
Jun 25 2021, 5:55 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), MediaWiki-Parser, MediaWiki-Cache, MediaWiki-User-preferences, Platform Engineering
Quiddity updated the task description for T202061: Implement an accurate and easy to understand status page for all wikis.
Jun 25 2021, 5:03 PM · SRE Observability (FY2021/2022-Q1), SRE-OnFire, SRE

Jun 24 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu.

[...] (This, BTW, kinda leads us to a question about links in the sidebar: generic wikilinks vs. OOUI.)

Jun 24 2021, 3:37 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements

Jun 23 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T282254: [Design spike] Determine how to treat red links in user tools/menu.

Feedback per request. :) From my volunteer experience:

Jun 23 2021, 7:30 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements

Jun 22 2021

Quiddity moved T271242: Provide guidelines for the community on working with external experts re: Abstract Wikipedia from Backlog to Started on the CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2021) board.
Jun 22 2021, 11:15 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2021), Abstract Wikipedia team

Jun 17 2021

Quiddity created T285112: Wikimedia Meet 404ing.
Jun 17 2021, 9:39 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Wikimedia Meet

Jun 15 2021

Quiddity closed T202929: Assure that documentation about communities and engagement processes is relevant and up to date as Declined.

This was from when we had a CE dept. Individual teams would need to do this, if they haven't already in the years since task creation.

Jun 15 2021, 4:41 PM · Goal, CommRel-Documentation

Jun 11 2021

Quiddity added a comment to T284813: Enable dpl on https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/.

2 alternatives, in case helpful, depending on what your desired use-cases are...
I.e. Do you just want an alphabetical listing of pages within a category, or do you want an chronologically-ordered-by-last-update listing? And, does it need to be embedded within the page, or can it be a link?

Jun 11 2021, 7:15 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, wikitech.wikimedia.org
Quiddity updated the task description for T284793: Add 2021 namespace to the default search of Wikimania wiki.
Jun 11 2021, 12:19 AM · User-DannyS712, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity created T284793: Add 2021 namespace to the default search of Wikimania wiki.
Jun 11 2021, 12:17 AM · User-DannyS712, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jun 8 2021

Quiddity created T284615: Improvements for the process of "WMF Releases" pages on MW.
Jun 8 2021, 10:37 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Next)

Jun 3 2021

Quiddity created T284256: Add link to list archives in default footer.
Jun 3 2021, 8:51 PM · SRE, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jun 2 2021

Quiddity awarded T283410: Show localised timestamp on wiki pages such as program pages a Love token.
Jun 2 2021, 11:58 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2021
Quiddity added a comment to T240697: Measure % of edits coming from users without JS.

Thank you for this! I've added an entry at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/No-JavaScript_notes#Metrics (as always, please add/update anything else in that page!)

Jun 2 2021, 6:23 PM · Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), Product-Analytics (Kanban), User-Ryasmeen, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), VisualEditor
Quiddity awarded T284118: Move translatable page OTRS a Love token.
Jun 2 2021, 4:29 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run
Quiddity awarded T283909: Poor link parsing in HyperKitty (Mailman 3) web archive a Mountain of Wealth token.
Jun 2 2021, 1:07 AM · SRE, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jun 1 2021

Quiddity added a project to T284118: Move translatable page OTRS: Wikimedia-Site-requests.
Jun 1 2021, 11:51 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run
Quiddity created T284118: Move translatable page OTRS.
Jun 1 2021, 11:51 PM · User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run
Quiddity closed T284116: Error with "Move translatable page" - "target translatable page [...] exists" as Resolved.

Much thanks, x2!

Jun 1 2021, 11:43 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.1; 2021-09-21), Language-Team (Language-2021-July-September), MediaWiki-Page-rename, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Quiddity added a comment to T284116: Error with "Move translatable page" - "target translatable page [...] exists".

Ah, thank you! That fixed the original problem.

Jun 1 2021, 11:30 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.1; 2021-09-21), Language-Team (Language-2021-July-September), MediaWiki-Page-rename, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Quiddity created T284116: Error with "Move translatable page" - "target translatable page [...] exists".
Jun 1 2021, 11:24 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.1; 2021-09-21), Language-Team (Language-2021-July-September), MediaWiki-Page-rename, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate