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Today

Quiddity added a comment to T272409: TypeError at Special:SupportedLanguages.

That sounds good. Thank you!

Tue, Jan 19, 10:13 PM · translatewiki.net
Quiddity added a comment to T272409: TypeError at Special:SupportedLanguages.

Tangential question: Is there an alternative way to get to the list of the currently active translators in a language?

Tue, Jan 19, 7:09 PM · translatewiki.net
Quiddity created T272409: TypeError at Special:SupportedLanguages.
Tue, Jan 19, 7:08 PM · translatewiki.net

Fri, Jan 15

Quiddity placed T65583: Change MediaWiki core user preferences layout up for grabs.

Unassigned per T64559#6752447

Fri, Jan 15, 9:57 PM · Design, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Quiddity placed T64559: Redesign Special:Preferences (tracking) up for grabs.

Hi @GShriya this is a very complicated task. If you are looking for places to start out, I suggest looking at good first task and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_become_a_MediaWiki_hacker

Fri, Jan 15, 9:57 PM · Tracking-Neverending, Design, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Thu, Jan 14

Quiddity added a comment to T14681: New messages bar should appear above page title, for consistency with other message boxes.

Oh, I see. I thought it was still the full-page-width classic "OBOD", as documented at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_messages_notification ? My quick test didn't work, so I can't confirm either way.

Thu, Jan 14, 8:40 PM · Growth-Team, Notifications, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Wed, Jan 13

Quiddity added a comment to T14681: New messages bar should appear above page title, for consistency with other message boxes.

I think this should be declined given Echo ?

Wed, Jan 13, 11:01 PM · Growth-Team, Notifications, Design, MediaWiki-Interface
Quiddity added a comment to T271240: Video tutorial to introduce Lexeme editing.

Those were helpful, thanks Mahir256!

Wed, Jan 13, 10:56 PM · Abstract Wikipedia (Phase ζ), Wikidata, Wikidata Lexicographical data
Quiddity moved T271254: Launch Abstract Wikipedia office hours from Backlog to Jan-Mar-2021 on the CommRel-Specialists-Support board.
Wed, Jan 13, 5:29 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase γ)
Quiddity moved T271242: Guidelines for external experts on working with Abstract Wikipedia team and community from Backlog to Jan-Mar-2021 on the CommRel-Specialists-Support board.
Wed, Jan 13, 5:29 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase γ)
Quiddity moved T271271: Ensure essential pages will be available on Wikifunctions from Backlog to Jan-Mar-2021 on the CommRel-Specialists-Support board.
Wed, Jan 13, 5:29 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase κ)
Quiddity moved T271256: A page to collect news reports, papers, etc. on Abstract Wikipedia from Backlog to Jan-Mar-2021 on the CommRel-Specialists-Support board.
Wed, Jan 13, 5:29 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase ε)

Thu, Jan 7

Quiddity removed a project from T271240: Video tutorial to introduce Lexeme editing: CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021).
Thu, Jan 7, 5:56 PM · Abstract Wikipedia (Phase ζ), Wikidata, Wikidata Lexicographical data

Wed, Jan 6

Quiddity claimed T271271: Ensure essential pages will be available on Wikifunctions.
Wed, Jan 6, 5:32 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase κ)
Quiddity claimed T271256: A page to collect news reports, papers, etc. on Abstract Wikipedia.
Wed, Jan 6, 5:31 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase ε)
Quiddity claimed T271254: Launch Abstract Wikipedia office hours.
Wed, Jan 6, 5:31 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase γ)
Quiddity claimed T271242: Guidelines for external experts on working with Abstract Wikipedia team and community.
Wed, Jan 6, 5:31 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase γ)

Tue, Jan 5

Quiddity added a project to T271256: A page to collect news reports, papers, etc. on Abstract Wikipedia: Abstract Wikipedia.
Tue, Jan 5, 11:01 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jan-Mar-2021), Abstract Wikipedia (Phase ε)

Wed, Dec 23

Quiddity closed T270792: Add Wikispecies and Wikimediafoundation to UrlShortener as Invalid.
Wed, Dec 23, 9:35 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity added a comment to T270792: Add Wikispecies and Wikimediafoundation to UrlShortener.
Wed, Dec 23, 9:35 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity created T270792: Add Wikispecies and Wikimediafoundation to UrlShortener.
Wed, Dec 23, 8:48 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Nov 24 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T258492: Please provide an up-to-date list or table of fallback languages.

TYSM! I will figure out where to put this ASAP ^_^

Nov 24 2020, 8:03 PM · Documentation, I18n, Language-Team

Nov 20 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T267577: Deprecate and remove external links CSS module from core.

See also related old discussion in T56604: Large number of CSS rules for external links (especially Krinkle's technical comments there, which might still be useful here?).
My 2cents: As I wrote there in 2013, I think some of the icons were very useful such as those for media files (to avoid nasty surprises like sudden loud sounds when I'm sitting in a library) and mailto: links (which often open a program or tab that I didn't want to have open).
I strongly agree that we used to have far too many, and some skins still do (e.g. Modern still has the https padlock), but I'd welcome the return of a few in Vector/everywhere.
Hope that helps, and that this is the correct location to comment. :-)

Nov 20 2020, 9:57 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.21; 2020-12-08), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Interface, UI-Standardization, Desktop Improvements

Nov 19 2020

Quiddity awarded T207562: Implement "links-in-logs" user script in MediaWiki itself a Love token.
Nov 19 2020, 6:48 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.18; 2020-11-17), User-notice, User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Logevents

Nov 6 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T93049: Same MassMessage is being sent more than once.

One more new example of a duplication.
first send (22:10) and second send (22:11).
I've checked ~50 other random entries from the distribution list I used, and that was the only duplication I could see.

Nov 6 2020, 1:56 AM · Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), WMF-JobQueue, SRE, MassMessage

Oct 30 2020

Quiddity moved T10327: Language::formatNum() should prefix negative values with − (minus sign U+2212) from Not ready to announce to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 30 2020, 5:25 PM · MediaWiki-Internationalization, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.20; 2020-12-01), User-notice, MediaWiki-Interface

Oct 29 2020

Quiddity updated the task description for T237467: Invariant failed: Bad UTF-8 (full string verification).
Oct 29 2020, 9:16 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.18; 2020-11-17), User-notice, Parsing-Active-Work, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-08-26, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-production-error, User-brennen, Parsoid
Quiddity moved T237467: Invariant failed: Bad UTF-8 (full string verification) from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 29 2020, 7:26 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.18; 2020-11-17), User-notice, Parsing-Active-Work, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-08-26, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-production-error, User-brennen, Parsoid
Quiddity moved T258405: Deprecate TLSv1.2 weak ciphersuites from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 29 2020, 7:25 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, SRE, Traffic
Quiddity added a comment to T258405: Deprecate TLSv1.2 weak ciphersuites.

Perfect, thank you!

Oct 29 2020, 7:21 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, SRE, Traffic
Quiddity moved T202989: Administrators can no longer view deleted history of js/css pages from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 29 2020, 6:58 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-notice, User-DannyS712, Security, User-Tgr, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, JavaScript
Quiddity moved T265312: Reverted edit tag applied to protection entries in page history from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 29 2020, 6:58 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity moved T265654: Accessing diff pages from the watchlist points to revision page rather than diff page as curid parameter is not unset from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 29 2020, 6:58 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.13; 2020-10-12), User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Regression, MobileFrontend
Quiddity moved T258405: Deprecate TLSv1.2 weak ciphersuites from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Oct 29 2020, 6:55 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, SRE, Traffic
Quiddity added a comment to T258405: Deprecate TLSv1.2 weak ciphersuites.

@Urbanecm /anyone: do you have a suggestion on how to phrase this in Tech News? I'm not sure how to summarize it, based on what is above.
I searched Tech News archives, and it seems the last times we mentioned TLS or old browsers were in 2020-01 and in 2018-06.
You can also add it directly (this week's issue) yourself! :)

Oct 29 2020, 6:55 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, SRE, Traffic

Oct 23 2020

Quiddity moved T237467: Invariant failed: Bad UTF-8 (full string verification) from Not ready to announce to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Oct 23 2020, 7:21 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.18; 2020-11-17), User-notice, Parsing-Active-Work, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-08-26, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-production-error, User-brennen, Parsoid
Quiddity added a comment to T237467: Invariant failed: Bad UTF-8 (full string verification).

@cscott From interwiki links, I see a few are localized. Should that be done onwiki or at translatewiki?
Ah, yes, after searching down various rabbit-holes I found it at https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:Translations?message=Nonnumeric-formatnum&namespace=8
Aha, and from that, I found the page where these are meant to be documented! https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Tracking_categories - It is not currently listed there so please add it! :-)
For Tech News, I've spent over an hour wrestling with how much to say, and it's still very complex yet missing details, but I need to freeze this week's edition for translation, so I will put it in next week's edition (for delivery 2 November) - please amend or improve the item at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2020/45 or comment on the talkpage there. Thanks!

Oct 23 2020, 7:18 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.18; 2020-11-17), User-notice, Parsing-Active-Work, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-08-26, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-production-error, User-brennen, Parsoid
Quiddity moved T265654: Accessing diff pages from the watchlist points to revision page rather than diff page as curid parameter is not unset from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 23 2020, 5:30 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.13; 2020-10-12), User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Regression, MobileFrontend
Quiddity moved T265312: Reverted edit tag applied to protection entries in page history from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 23 2020, 5:30 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 22 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T265312: Reverted edit tag applied to protection entries in page history.

Grah! It's been a long week. Thanks/sorry!

Oct 22 2020, 10:43 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity updated subscribers of T265312: Reverted edit tag applied to protection entries in page history.

Just noting: @Tacsipacsi has helpfully rewritten the version in the draft to be more accurate (and especially thankfully, did so before I sent the 1st email to translators-l@!). That new version looks good to me, so I will leave it like that.
For future reference, it is always appreciated if people write out a draft entry for Tech News at the same time as they tag a task with User-notice. That saves us editors a major headache of trying to deduce what a task is all about. Thanks in advance! ;-)

Oct 22 2020, 10:37 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity added a comment to T237467: Invariant failed: Bad UTF-8 (full string verification).

For the purposes of a potential item in Tech News, please could someone clarify whether this is a bug-fix that all the wikis need to learn about? I've tried to understand it by skimming the thread, but I am unable.
If you believe it does need to be communicated broadly, then please help by drafting 1-2 sentences explaining how, and how much, did it impact users. E.g. "There was a problem with X that resulted in Y. This has now been fixed." Note: we try to only send out information about the most high-impact bugs, that affected many wiki communities, so as to not deluge everyone with too much information. (cf. contribution docs)
If you believe it does not need to be communicated broadly, then just remove the #user-notice tag!
Much thanks.

Oct 22 2020, 10:31 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.18; 2020-11-17), User-notice, Parsing-Active-Work, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-08-26, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-production-error, User-brennen, Parsoid
Quiddity moved T265654: Accessing diff pages from the watchlist points to revision page rather than diff page as curid parameter is not unset from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Oct 22 2020, 10:18 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.13; 2020-10-12), User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Regression, MobileFrontend
Quiddity added a comment to T265654: Accessing diff pages from the watchlist points to revision page rather than diff page as curid parameter is not unset.

For the user-notice in Tech News, does this accurately describe the item? If not, a clearer/better draft would be appreciated. (and for future reference, writing them for us when you add the tag is always appreciated! ;D )

There was a problem with the links to "diffs" from mobile watchlists and recentchanges. This has now been fixed. [1]

Oct 22 2020, 10:18 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.13; 2020-10-12), User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Regression, MobileFrontend
Quiddity moved T202989: Administrators can no longer view deleted history of js/css pages from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 22 2020, 6:44 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-notice, User-DannyS712, Security, User-Tgr, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, JavaScript
Quiddity added a comment to T265312: Reverted edit tag applied to protection entries in page history.

For the user-notice entry in Tech News, is this accurate? If not, a rewritten or simpler/clearer draft would be appreciated :)

There was a problem with the [[Special:Tag|Change Tags]]. The software would apply the "{{int:Tag-mw-reverted}}" tag to any null edits such as page-protection changes that came after a reverted edit. This has now been fixed for new edits. [1]

Oct 22 2020, 6:37 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity moved T265312: Reverted edit tag applied to protection entries in page history from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Oct 22 2020, 6:37 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity updated the task description for T265312: Reverted edit tag applied to protection entries in page history.
Oct 22 2020, 6:26 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.16; 2020-11-03), User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity moved T265373: The `#jump-to-nav` div will be removed in Vector - gadgets will be impacted without change from Announce in next Tech/News to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 22 2020, 6:23 PM · User-notice

Oct 21 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T165756: Create summary templates on Wikitech wiki to stop writing the same things everywhere, everytime.

I think "improve documentation" covers it!
I.e. for this task, if you/anyone notice any redundant replication/slow-drift-forking of content (that should be kept consistent), then stick it in a template, like was done with https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Cloud_Services_communication (the header and table from that are transcluded in many places).
[p.s. Obligatory https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Quiddity/Zanzu ]

Oct 21 2020, 7:09 PM · Data-Persistence-Admin, MediaWiki-backport-deployments, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Documentation, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017

Oct 19 2020

Quiddity merged T265937: Wrong encoding on mailman into T261031: Several unreadable mailing list descriptions (Mojibake) due to wrong charset encodings, should be Unicode.
Oct 19 2020, 7:19 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Patch-For-Review, I18n, SRE, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
Quiddity merged task T265937: Wrong encoding on mailman into T261031: Several unreadable mailing list descriptions (Mojibake) due to wrong charset encodings, should be Unicode.
Oct 19 2020, 7:18 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, SRE

Oct 15 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T265373: The `#jump-to-nav` div will be removed in Vector - gadgets will be impacted without change.

Hi @Jdlrobson If I understand correctly, the wording in the user-notice should be something like:

Some gadgets and user-scripts use the HTML div #jump-to-nav. This div will be removed soon. Maintainers should replace these uses with either #siteSub or #mw-content-text. A list of affected scripts is at the top of phab:T265373.

If that is inaccurate/imperfect, then Please provide a correct version.
I will add it to TechNews tomorrow (Friday) morning (PST) before this issue is frozen for translation, for delivery on Monday.

Oct 15 2020, 8:37 PM · User-notice
Quiddity moved T265373: The `#jump-to-nav` div will be removed in Vector - gadgets will be impacted without change from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Oct 15 2020, 8:28 PM · User-notice
Quiddity moved T237467: Invariant failed: Bad UTF-8 (full string verification) from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Oct 15 2020, 8:28 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.18; 2020-11-17), User-notice, Parsing-Active-Work, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-08-26, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-production-error, User-brennen, Parsoid
Quiddity moved T263024: Make rmspecials preserve whitespace from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 15 2020, 7:59 PM · User-notice, AbuseFilter (Overhaul-2020)

Oct 14 2020

Quiddity awarded T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating table headers a Mountain of Wealth token.
Oct 14 2020, 5:53 PM · MediaWiki-Interface (Tables), JavaScript
Quiddity awarded T240114: Enhance the VisualEditor table editor to allow sorting and saving sorted tables a Mountain of Wealth token.
Oct 14 2020, 5:51 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Oct 12 2020

Pcoombe awarded T102286: Live Preview does not show the "Templates used in this preview" when section-editing a Love token.
Oct 12 2020, 4:52 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.12; 2020-10-05; NEVER DEPLOYED), JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 8 2020

Quiddity removed a member for cloud-services-team: Quiddity.
Oct 8 2020, 7:54 PM

Oct 6 2020

Quiddity awarded T102286: Live Preview does not show the "Templates used in this preview" when section-editing a Love token.
Oct 6 2020, 7:44 PM · User-notice, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.12; 2020-10-05; NEVER DEPLOYED), JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 1 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T213778: Update link colors in Vector for improved UX (and consistency).

[...] Many different types of links have icons associated with them, (like external, or pdfs, or maps) I think that approach could work for external wikimedia links too.

Oct 1 2020, 6:45 PM · User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Patch-For-Review, Editing-team, DiscussionTools, OWC2020 (OWC2020 Replying 2.0), Desktop Improvements, UI-Standardization, Vector
Quiddity awarded T63547: Make [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] and [[Special:RecentChangesLinked]] work with links which use [[Special:MyLanguage]] a Doubloon token.
Oct 1 2020, 4:58 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-General

Sep 30 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T213778: Update link colors in Vector for improved UX (and consistency).

I like this general idea, but not all interwiki links go to WMF wikis, so the specific icon would be misleading. [[Special:Interwiki]] shows that most of our supported interwiki prefixes point to non-WMF wikis (and many non-wikis) so it may be better to just treat interwiki and external links as the same for styling purposes, but allow power users to define custom behavior.

Sep 30 2020, 7:28 PM · User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Patch-For-Review, Editing-team, DiscussionTools, OWC2020 (OWC2020 Replying 2.0), Desktop Improvements, UI-Standardization, Vector
Quiddity added a comment to T165128: Allow delivery of multilingual messages using translatable pages in fallback languages.

Question: is there some way to use the fallback language's parent language? I.e. we frequently get translations in pt-br, and not in pt. When we deliver these massmessages, the Ptwikis all get the English version. We want to fix this situation.

Sep 30 2020, 6:16 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.35; 2020-06-02), Language-Team (Language-2020-Focus-Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate, MassMessage

Sep 25 2020

apaskulin awarded T263779: Create documentation aimed at editors of existing translated pages a Love token.
Sep 25 2020, 9:03 PM · Documentation, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Sep 24 2020

Quiddity created T263779: Create documentation aimed at editors of existing translated pages.
Sep 24 2020, 6:15 PM · Documentation, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Sep 21 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T254956: Review and improve Lua documentation on meta and mediawiki..

@Aklapper You can either use https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Import (the drop-down menu includes enwiki), or use an edit-summary like "copying content from [[w:en:Module:....]], see which for attribution"

Sep 21 2020, 4:00 PM · Developer-Advocacy (Jan-Mar 2021), Outreachy (Round 21), Documentation

Sep 14 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T262838: Creating a new page on Wikitech using VE fails with a Parsoid/RESTBase error message.

See also T239875: VE leaves around inline data-parsoid on edited content.
I was getting this Error 500 on officewiki last week, and assumed it was related to that task still.
I believe a temporary workaround, is to create an empty page first (with dummy edit), and then edit it again with VE. (Or at least in my brief testing, I could paste the richtext content into an existing sandbox page on officewiki, but I could not create it as the first revision of a page). HTH.

Sep 14 2020, 7:01 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), VisualEditor, wikitech.wikimedia.org, Parsoid

Sep 4 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T184976: Show banners only on specific Special: pages.

I've rewritten the task to hopefully make it clearer. @Johan please revert or correct if I've misunderstood or imperfectly-described anything.

Sep 4 2020, 6:56 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Quiddity renamed T184976: Show banners only on specific Special: pages from Show banners on Special: pages to Show banners only on specific Special: pages.
Sep 4 2020, 6:55 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Sep 1 2020

Quiddity removed a watcher for Toolhub: Quiddity.
Sep 1 2020, 4:15 AM

Aug 27 2020

Quiddity updated the task description for T261474: First set of builtin functions.
Aug 27 2020, 11:25 PM · Abstract Wikipedia (Phase γ)

Aug 26 2020

Quiddity removed a member for Community-Tech: Quiddity.
Aug 26 2020, 4:26 PM

Aug 25 2020

Quiddity closed T179856: Improve documentation for mirrors.wikimedia.org as Resolved.

Looks great! Thank you :)

Aug 25 2020, 12:30 AM · Documentation, SRE
Quiddity awarded T179856: Improve documentation for mirrors.wikimedia.org a Love token.
Aug 25 2020, 12:30 AM · Documentation, SRE

Aug 18 2020

Quiddity created T260641: Add explanation for Special:SiteMatrix style formatting.
Aug 18 2020, 2:51 AM · Documentation, SiteMatrix

Aug 13 2020

Quiddity closed T260385: Create Okapi Project Page as Resolved.

Created Okapi

Aug 13 2020, 9:39 PM · Project-Admins
Quiddity created Okapi.
Aug 13 2020, 9:39 PM

Aug 7 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T255334: Translation page does not contain the latest translations/last translation.

Ah, thank you @Tacsipacsi for that tip.
@AlexisJazz I believe the underlying-problem that I was trying to fix is related to a different bug, T239921: Translate extension failing to load translation aids (per the same error message, "Title does not correspond to a translatable message"), not this one?

Aug 7 2020, 6:17 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.13; 2020-10-12), Language-Team (Language-2020-October-December), MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.39; 2020-06-30), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Aug 6 2020

Quiddity awarded T115650: Create an authoritative and well promoted catalog of Wikimedia tools a Love token.
Aug 6 2020, 8:30 PM · User-bd808, Goal, Toolhub, Documentation, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Developer-Advocacy

Jul 31 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T215247: archivebot should reset counter when changing a year.

Sorry I didn't see this message until after I had frozen the issue for translation. (I missed checking a column in the workboard). Instead of altering the now-frozen-for-translations issue of TechNews itself, I have added a note into this task's description. Hope that works!

Jul 31 2020, 9:12 PM · User-notice, Pywikibot-archivebot.py, Pywikibot
Quiddity updated the task description for T215247: archivebot should reset counter when changing a year.
Jul 31 2020, 9:10 PM · User-notice, Pywikibot-archivebot.py, Pywikibot
Quiddity moved T258323: Unable to set up move protection in ns:0 on Commons from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Jul 31 2020, 8:31 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.1; 2020-07-21), User-notice, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), StructuredDataOnCommons, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, MediaWiki-Page-protection, Security-Team, Security, Commons
Quiddity added a comment to T258953: Decide where a ZObject's wikitext description content lives .

I think the Con of "Can't in future filter things out of watchlist/recent changes for alterations to languages the user doesn't care about" might potentially be a major concern for options A and B. This is an important feature to have for content-maintainers, in order to control the signal-to-noise ratio in our change-patrol systems, if we're expecting fairly high-velocity RC feeds. -- Is there any upcoming work around T246749: Ability to filter by label language in Wikidata RC in other projects that might help resolve this?

Jul 31 2020, 1:08 AM · Abstract Wikipedia (Phase β)

Jul 30 2020

Quiddity moved T255953: Update site scripts and styles for Modern and Monobook: #searchGoButton -> #searchButton from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 11:09 PM · Tech-Ambassadors, User-notice, MonoBook
Quiddity moved T215247: archivebot should reset counter when changing a year from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 11:09 PM · User-notice, Pywikibot-archivebot.py, Pywikibot
Quiddity added a comment to T215247: archivebot should reset counter when changing a year.

@matej_suchanek Thank you for writing the explanation! Is there a link that we could add to this, to give more details?

Jul 30 2020, 11:01 PM · User-notice, Pywikibot-archivebot.py, Pywikibot
Quiddity moved T258493: [Spike 8hrs] "Use Legacy Vector" is not working as a global preference from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 10:42 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.8; 2020-09-08), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2020-21), Desktop Improvements
Quiddity added a comment to T259014: Protect the reverted edits feature from abuse.

If I understand correctly, this is not yet ready for announcement. For once it is ready, please could you provide an explanatory entry for TechNews. Just 1-2 sentences explaining what the change is. Thanks!

Jul 30 2020, 10:41 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.6; 2020-08-25), User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity moved T259014: Protect the reverted edits feature from abuse from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 10:35 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.6; 2020-08-25), User-notice, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Quiddity moved T138727: Global modules are not loaded on mobile from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 10:33 PM · User-notice, GlobalCssJs
Quiddity moved T144780: Translation Notification Bot sending the same message multiple times to every translator from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 10:25 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.36; 2020-06-09), Language-Team (Language-2020-Focus-Sprint), User-abi_, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-TranslationNotifications
Quiddity moved T257766: Notification emails repeated every day from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 10:25 PM · User-notice, MW-1.35-notes, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.1; 2020-07-21), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Notifications
Quiddity moved T257625: Interwiki sorting broken from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Jul 30 2020, 10:25 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.1; 2020-07-21), Platform Team Workboards (External Code Reviews), User-notice, Tech-Ambassadors, MediaWiki-Interface, MW-1.35-release, User-Urbanecm, Patch-For-Review, Chinese-Sites, MediaWiki-extensions-InterwikiSorting, Regression
Quiddity added a comment to T258323: Unable to set up move protection in ns:0 on Commons.

Is this intended to be summarized in TechNews this week? If so, could someone please write a short (1-2 sentence) clear summary for inclusion? Thanks.

Jul 30 2020, 10:23 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.1; 2020-07-21), User-notice, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), StructuredDataOnCommons, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, MediaWiki-Page-protection, Security-Team, Security, Commons
Quiddity added a comment to T100974: Notification when account is blocked.

Hi. Is this now ready to be included in TechNews, or should it wait for next/future week's? (the User-notice tag was added in 2018!)
Whenever it goes in, please suggest wording for the inclusion, e.g. "Logged-in users will now receive a Notification if their account has been blocked."

Jul 30 2020, 9:43 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks, Growth-Team, User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Quiddity removed a project from T231522: Two user pages using 304 and 291 Babel language boxes on meta can't be rendered: "request has exceeded memory limit": User-notice.

Yes, I think with the newer approach this need not be communicated at all as the maintainers are willing to support the current usage, so there'd be no user facing change.

Jul 30 2020, 8:21 PM · MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Cache, Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-extensions-Babel

Jul 29 2020

Quiddity closed Restricted Task, a subtask of T252085: Support for FR dept through Q4, as Resolved.
Jul 29 2020, 8:42 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2020)

Jul 23 2020

Quiddity added a comment to T258733: MassMessage is delivered in regular English to simple English wikis.

Yup. The general process is explained at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Newsletters/Translation#Regular_process
as linked from
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:MassMessage#Sending_a_translated_message

Jul 23 2020, 7:07 PM · MassMessage