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Recent Activity

Sun, May 19

Quiddity updated the task description for T216260: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Showcase / Closing .
Sun, May 19, 5:04 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

Sat, May 18

Quiddity added a comment to T164242: Find and fix undeclared dependencies to mw.util, mw.notify etc of on-wiki scripts and gadgets.

Hi. Per @Nemo_bis's comment at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:InterProject.js#Broken_JavaScript I'm reporting this here.

Sat, May 18, 9:23 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Community-Tech-fixes, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Fri, May 17

Quiddity added a comment to T220272: Adoption request for Templatetransclusioncheck.

Can I post the request for having a co-maintainer be posted here?

Fri, May 17, 6:25 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee
Quiddity updated the task description for T223309: Accessibility measurement baselines everyone can apply.
Fri, May 17, 2:04 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 (Newcomer friendly), Accessibility
Quiddity added a comment to T75299: Indicators (protected icon, featured icon) are not shown in Minerva.

Use-case: As a user, I want to access the help documentation for [feature].

Fri, May 17, 1:53 PM · MinervaNeue, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)
Quiddity updated the task description for T220146: Homepage Mentorship: GuidedTour to help users understand how to follow up on their questions (with notifications).
Fri, May 17, 12:50 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 (Newcomer friendly), GrowthExperiments, Growth-Team
Quiddity added a comment to T220147: Homepage: write help page for Special:Homepage.

For 2. The help link should go in the top-right (in LTR languages) corner, as is standard for other extensions. See examples at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Log and at https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=foobarbang

Fri, May 17, 12:40 PM · Documentation, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Growth-Team
Quiddity updated the task description for T219203: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Documentation.
Fri, May 17, 11:53 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Quiddity added a project to T221127: URL shortener widget is hard to copy: MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener.
Fri, May 17, 10:00 AM · patch-welcome, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata
Quiddity added a comment to T216259: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Opening .

NKT / welcome & thanks
Welcome speech by Ing. Martin Svoboda (Director of NTK)
Happy to be hosting this event. As a computer engineer who graduated in '65, things were very different when I started. [laughter] I hope that our national library of technology provide sufficient technology for you to work here. [laughter] Enjoy the day!

Fri, May 17, 9:46 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Quiddity updated subscribers of T219203: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Documentation.
Fri, May 17, 7:25 AM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

Thu, May 16

Quiddity updated the task description for T219203: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 volunteer group: Documentation.
Thu, May 16, 11:00 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019), Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019
Quiddity updated the task description for T216259: Wikimedia Hackathon 2019 Opening .
Thu, May 16, 10:47 PM · International-Developer-Events, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019-Organization, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019

Wed, May 15

Quiddity moved T223309: Accessibility measurement baselines everyone can apply from Backlog to Sessions on the Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 board.
Wed, May 15, 1:29 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 (Newcomer friendly), Accessibility
Quiddity edited projects for T223309: Accessibility measurement baselines everyone can apply, added: Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019; removed Wikimania-Hackathon-2019.
Wed, May 15, 1:29 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019 (Newcomer friendly), Accessibility
Quiddity closed T223371: Thank links missing at some wikis (for just me?) as Invalid.

Aha! and Doh! It's the VPN (I'm working from a cat cafe).
Using one of the ProtonVPN options (via Netherlands) I can confirm that the "thank" links vanish at those 3 wikis, and reappear if I do a hard-refresh after disconnecting from the VPN.
Sorry I didn't think of that, it's such a rare thing for me to be using. >.<

Wed, May 15, 1:18 PM · Growth-Team, Thanks
Quiddity created T223371: Thank links missing at some wikis (for just me?).
Wed, May 15, 10:33 AM · Growth-Team, Thanks

Tue, May 14

Quiddity added a comment to T211741: Define questions for a potential code review survey among WMF tech/eng teams.
  • Re: [Y/N; URL] Do you have a list of the code repositories that your team currently maintains / is supposed to maintain? If yes, please provide a link to it.
    • I imagine some teams will have multiple lists - make sure this is a multiline text-area?
  • Re: [Y/N; URL] Does your team use a dashboard in Gerrit? If yes, please provide a link to it.
    • ditto for dashboards, and pluralize the question?
  • Re: [FREETEXT] How does your team perform code review in Gerrit (or Github)? If a workflow exists, please describe it in words.
    • Example might help? (but IANAD. it might be obvious what kind of description is desired)
Tue, May 14, 11:43 AM · Code-Health, Developer-Advocacy (Apr-Jun 2019)
Quiddity added a comment to T223102: Create Phabricator form for CommRel-Design and Comms requests and add a link to it in the "Star" dropdown.

Note that this tool exists which greatly simplifies things: https://tools.wmflabs.org/phabulous/ Further docs (if needed) are linked at the top.

Tue, May 14, 11:15 AM · Phabricator, CommRel-Design, CommRel-Internals
revi awarded T118024: When deleting StructuredDiscussion content, deleted content is misattributed to the sysop that deleted it a The World Burns token.
Tue, May 14, 7:11 AM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions

Thu, May 9

Quiddity awarded T222146: Add protocol before shortened URLs, both at Meta and the Wikidata Query Engine a Like token.
Thu, May 9, 5:02 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener

Fri, May 3

Elitre awarded T218634: Request for support publishing Medium-term Plan in April 2019 a Barnstar token.
Fri, May 3, 2:15 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)
Elitre awarded T222286: Support the final revision of the medium term plan a Love token.
Fri, May 3, 2:08 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)
Quiddity triaged T222286: Support the final revision of the medium term plan as High priority.
Fri, May 3, 6:58 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)

Tue, Apr 30

Quiddity updated the task description for T222005: Re-think general hackathon summary .
Tue, Apr 30, 11:34 PM · International-Developer-Events, Developer-Advocacy
Qgil awarded T218634: Request for support publishing Medium-term Plan in April 2019 a Like token.
Tue, Apr 30, 11:52 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)

Mon, Apr 29

Quiddity added a comment to T222116: MassMessage not delivering.

Details for posterity:

etc

Mon, Apr 29, 10:46 PM · User-Johan, MassMessage
Quiddity updated subscribers of T222116: MassMessage not delivering.
Mon, Apr 29, 10:12 PM · User-Johan, MassMessage

Sun, Apr 28

Quiddity added a comment to T113114: Make all wiki-facing error pages consistent.

Just a wild idea, lots of websites have a fun tone in their error pages (both for 404 and 500). I have seen youtube referring to chaos monkeys, the north face says your page is eaten by a goat, github refers to star wars. I personally think If we do this, it reduces tension caused by frustration of the best website in the world not working. Does anyone think we should do it? If yes, I make another ticket for that.

Sun, Apr 28, 2:15 AM · Performance-Team, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Voice & Tone, Design

Thu, Apr 25

Quiddity closed T218634: Request for support publishing Medium-term Plan in April 2019 as Resolved.
Thu, Apr 25, 5:27 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)

Wed, Apr 24

Quiddity awarded T202660: Create a <gallery mode=slideshow> option that shows thumbnail strip by default a Love token.
Wed, Apr 24, 9:22 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-Gallery

Tue, Apr 23

Quiddity added a comment to T221570: MassMessage failing with "to Special: was skipped because target was in a namespace that cannot be posted in".

Huge thanks to Krinkle for fixing this. :-) Tech News has now been delivered. I've unset the priority, accordingly.

Tue, Apr 23, 7:13 PM · Performance-Team, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Beta-Cluster-reproducible, MassMessage
Quiddity lowered the priority of T221570: MassMessage failing with "to Special: was skipped because target was in a namespace that cannot be posted in" from Unbreak Now! to Needs Triage.
Tue, Apr 23, 7:11 PM · Performance-Team, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Beta-Cluster-reproducible, MassMessage
Quiddity added a comment to T58362: Allow users to create custom notifications onwiki.

@ahmad Thanks for the use-case description.
Just fyi, that page you linked is unrelated to this feature (the more recent Echo/Notifications system is currently distinct from the ancient "enotif" (email notification) system). Also fyi, the current list of requested new notification-types for Echo is at T125653: Create new types of notifications (of which this is a subtask) and semi-duplicated onwiki at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Notifications#Suggested_new_notification_types

Tue, Apr 23, 6:09 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, StructuredDiscussions, Notifications
Quiddity updated the task description for T221622: Tech Talks Proposal July 10, 2019: Deployment Pipeline Overview.
Tue, Apr 23, 6:01 PM · Developer-Advocacy, Documentation
Elitre awarded T221570: MassMessage failing with "to Special: was skipped because target was in a namespace that cannot be posted in" a Like token.
Tue, Apr 23, 4:37 PM · Performance-Team, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Beta-Cluster-reproducible, MassMessage
Quiddity added a comment to T221570: MassMessage failing with "to Special: was skipped because target was in a namespace that cannot be posted in".

@Esanders (Sorry, I'd noted it in IRC, but should've repeated here) Editing team is official code stewards per https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developers/Maintainers

Tue, Apr 23, 4:13 PM · Performance-Team, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Beta-Cluster-reproducible, MassMessage
Quiddity updated subscribers of T221570: MassMessage failing with "to Special: was skipped because target was in a namespace that cannot be posted in".

@Esanders Feedback needed please and thank you!

Tue, Apr 23, 3:54 PM · Performance-Team, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Beta-Cluster-reproducible, MassMessage
Quiddity triaged T221570: MassMessage failing with "to Special: was skipped because target was in a namespace that cannot be posted in" as Unbreak Now! priority.
Tue, Apr 23, 2:38 AM · Performance-Team, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Beta-Cluster-reproducible, MassMessage
Quiddity created T221570: MassMessage failing with "to Special: was skipped because target was in a namespace that cannot be posted in".
Tue, Apr 23, 2:30 AM · Performance-Team, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-Special-pages, Beta-Cluster-reproducible, MassMessage

Apr 19 2019

Quiddity removed a project from T220926: Deprecate and remove mw.config wgMainPageTitle: User-notice.

removing tag, per previous comment.

Apr 19 2019, 5:40 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.1; 2019-04-16), MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Technical-Debt (Deprecation), MW-1.34-release, Performance-Team
Quiddity updated the task description for T221119: Translate error - unable to save translations on metawiki in one page just marked for translation.
Apr 19 2019, 5:21 PM · User-abi_, Language-Team (Language-2019-April-June), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Apr 18 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T221119: Translate error - unable to save translations on metawiki in one page just marked for translation.

In my opinion this issue is high priority but not UBN!.

Apr 18 2019, 7:56 AM · User-abi_, Language-Team (Language-2019-April-June), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Apr 16 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T221119: Translate error - unable to save translations on metawiki in one page just marked for translation.

Nikerabbit says (despite being on sickleave!)

might be an issue with jobqueue or an issue with jobs with details on logstash

Apr 16 2019, 6:11 PM · User-abi_, Language-Team (Language-2019-April-June), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Quiddity added a comment to T221119: Translate error - unable to save translations on metawiki in one page just marked for translation.

Semi-confirmed in another page, at https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Translate&group=page-User%3AQuiddity+%28WMF%29%2Fsandboxtranslation&language=en-ca&task=view&filter=%21translated&action=translate - It let me translate the old pre-existing text, but gave the same error on a newly added line.

Apr 16 2019, 5:57 PM · User-abi_, Language-Team (Language-2019-April-June), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Quiddity created T221119: Translate error - unable to save translations on metawiki in one page just marked for translation.
Apr 16 2019, 5:32 PM · User-abi_, Language-Team (Language-2019-April-June), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Apr 14 2019

Quiddity moved T220272: Adoption request for Templatetransclusioncheck from Incoming to Abandoned tool policy (adoption & usurpation) on the Toolforge-standards-committee board.
Apr 14 2019, 8:40 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee

Apr 13 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T217435: Changing /wiki/Security and wiki/MediaWiki security reference content.

@Quiddity @CKoerner_WMF does any of you own this?

Apr 13 2019, 9:29 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019), Security-Team

Apr 12 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T220641: Change ownership of wikimania-program@lists.wikimedia.org.

@fgiunchedi Yes, please reset the password for this list. :-)

Apr 12 2019, 8:50 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Quiddity added a comment to T220641: Change ownership of wikimania-program@lists.wikimedia.org.

Hello, how would I add emails to this list?

Apr 12 2019, 8:44 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Quiddity awarded T198628: Count the number of video plays a Like token.
Apr 12 2019, 6:42 PM · Analytics

Apr 11 2019

Quiddity reassigned T220641: Change ownership of wikimania-program@lists.wikimedia.org from Dzahn to fgiunchedi.

Add: icueva@wikimedia.org
Remove: itai@wikimedia.org
Thanks!

Apr 11 2019, 6:59 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations

Apr 10 2019

Quiddity moved T215922: Community input for patrol log reviews in 'all public logs' from Backlog to Started on the CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019) board.
Apr 10 2019, 2:59 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External), Core Platform Team (Security, stability, performance and scalability (TEC1))
Quiddity moved T218634: Request for support publishing Medium-term Plan in April 2019 from Backlog to Started on the CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019) board.
Apr 10 2019, 2:59 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)
Quiddity changed the status of T202929: Assure that documentation about communities and engagement processes is relevant and up to date from Open to Stalled.
Apr 10 2019, 2:58 AM · Goal, CommRel-Documentation
Quiddity edited projects for T215922: Community input for patrol log reviews in 'all public logs' , added: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019); removed CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019).
Apr 10 2019, 2:58 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), Core Platform Team Backlog (Watching / External), Core Platform Team (Security, stability, performance and scalability (TEC1))
Quiddity edited projects for T199084: Archive or update Technical Collaboration pages in Meta and Office Wiki, added: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019); removed CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019).
Apr 10 2019, 2:57 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019), CommRel-Internals
Quiddity edited projects for T218634: Request for support publishing Medium-term Plan in April 2019, added: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019); removed CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2019).
Apr 10 2019, 2:56 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)

Apr 5 2019

Quiddity triaged T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion as Normal priority.
Apr 5 2019, 5:54 PM · International-Developer-Events

Apr 3 2019

Quiddity updated the task description for T220021: Update TCG-related content.
Apr 3 2019, 6:59 PM · CommRel-Internals
Quiddity added a comment to T214238: Add es-ES Language to Wikidata.

We have es-419 for Latin American Spanish already.

Apr 3 2019, 12:20 AM · Language-Team, StructuredDataOnCommons, Wikidata

Apr 2 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T133109: Add basic abuse prevention to UrlShortener.

@Ladsgroup Is there documentation about this new user-right and specialpage? I see the basics are covered in https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/extensions/UrlShortener/+/496805/10/i18n/en.json
But I'm not sure if there's more details that show up for the stewards themselves in https://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/wiki/Special:ManageShortUrls (which we obviously cannot see), or if it's mentioned anywhere onwiki yet. Thanks!

Apr 2 2019, 7:30 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), User-Ladsgroup, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener
Quiddity updated the task description for T150918: Add "Previous page" link to additional results pages at Special:PrefixIndex.
Apr 2 2019, 3:14 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
Quiddity reopened T150918: Add "Previous page" link to additional results pages at Special:PrefixIndex as "Open".

(assuming user-error, re-opening)

Apr 2 2019, 3:14 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Apr 1 2019

Quiddity edited Description on Community-Relations.
Apr 1 2019, 8:13 PM
Quiddity triaged T218634: Request for support publishing Medium-term Plan in April 2019 as High priority.
Apr 1 2019, 5:36 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)

Mar 26 2019

Quiddity updated the task description for T219290: Wikimedia/Wikimania Hackathons Design Help.
Mar 26 2019, 8:00 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Design
Quiddity renamed T219290: Wikimedia/Wikimania Hackathons Design Help from Wikimedia/Wikimania Hacakthons Design Help to Wikimedia/Wikimania Hackathons Design Help.
Mar 26 2019, 7:59 PM · International-Developer-Events, CommRel-Design

Mar 22 2019

Quiddity added a comment to T219007: Allow Portal namespace on Wikitech.

Thanks for the details. :)

Mar 22 2019, 6:45 PM · wikitech.wikimedia.org
Quiddity added a comment to T219007: Allow Portal namespace on Wikitech.

What specific task(s) are you wanting to achieve, that having a new formal namespace would help with? Examples would help!

Mar 22 2019, 6:21 PM · wikitech.wikimedia.org

Mar 20 2019

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!

Mar 20 2019, 12:48 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2019)

Mar 19 2019

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?

Mar 19 2019, 11:03 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Mar 14 2019

Quiddity awarded T150153: Enable substring searching on office wiki a Love token.
Mar 14 2019, 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.

Mar 14 2019, 7:00 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Mar 12 2019

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.

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

Mar 11 2019

Quiddity added a comment to P8179 MediaWiki:Lang subpages.

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

Mar 11 2019, 7:59 PM
Quiddity created P8179 MediaWiki:Lang subpages.
Mar 11 2019, 7:58 PM

Mar 7 2019

Quiddity awarded T110727: Consolidate documentation for recommended color palette a Love token.
Mar 7 2019, 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!

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

Mar 6 2019

Quiddity changed the status of T217789: Snottywong/JackPotte tools.wmflabs.org scripts are broken and unmaintained from Stalled to Open.
Mar 6 2019, 8:57 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), 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.
Mar 6 2019, 8:51 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), 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.
Mar 6 2019, 8:45 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), 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.

Struck earlier comment. My mistake, sorry for the noise. RhinosF1 was indeed seeking someone else to maintain it.

Mar 6 2019, 8:45 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), 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.
Mar 6 2019, 8:40 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee

Mar 4 2019

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.

Mar 4 2019, 9:07 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee
Quiddity changed the status of T217509: Adoption request for crosswatch from Open to Stalled.
Mar 4 2019, 9:07 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee

Mar 3 2019

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)?

Mar 3 2019, 5:32 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Mar 2 2019

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

Mar 1 2019

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)?

Mar 1 2019, 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?

Mar 1 2019, 7:31 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Feb 28 2019

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:

Feb 28 2019, 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)

[edit -- addendum]

  • One of the historical issues that plagued the right-floated links (when they were standard), was when they would "bunch up" under a tall navbox or a string of images. E.g. See the "April to June" heading here. There were complex docs on Help:How to fix bunched-up edit links!
  • Personally I don't advocate for or against changing the current placement, but I love that I can override it easily. And the placement as a whole is complicated because of past history.
Feb 28 2019, 7:54 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), TechCom-RFC, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Feb 25 2019

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

Feb 20 2019

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

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