Tue, Jan 15
See the tag. (Mostly it's morale-building whimsy) (It's also getting more confusing, because "dragons" were declared to be the 'new' animal at the 2018 hackathon... But I'm staying out of it!)
Sun, Jan 13
Interesting external example of a "Help and feedback" footer section: 4 tabs, each with 2-3 entries - https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/development/i18n/translation.html#help-and-feedback
Thu, Jan 10
Tue, Jan 8
Thank you! (yeah, I saw the empty sections, but didn't know how to clearly describe it, and I figured you'd see it :)
@Nuria thanks for the reminder of that! I've added it to the page. (Docs or it didn't happen! ;-)
That helps us see some of the information, but it leaves out, e.g. users with no-JS extensions enabled, or users behind a corporate intranet that blocks JS, or users who had their page-load interrupted midway. I don't know how those wider circumstances are best technically captured, or if this is the right task to ask for it, or how much info we could get with minimal/feasible efforts? I'll leave it up to you though. :-) Also I've filed the related T213215: Improve Dashiki defaults for Browser selection.
Moving to backlog workboard, until work resumes.
Sun, Jan 6
Sat, Jan 5
I don't know whether this task is the best place to request that, or if somewhere else should be used.
Some related links (maybe put some of these in the task description?).
- and dozens more: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1389361#sitelinks-wikipedia
Fri, Jan 4
I just found this lovely related notes page https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Action_paths and hence I came looking for why this task idea, or the alternative T14619: Use article path URLs for editing, previewing skins, etc., hadn't been made default since I last looked at them (idk!?).
Thu, Jan 3
Thanks for the merge, @JAllemandou ! What are the next steps to complete this task?
IIUC the 2 steps that Milimetric described above have now been completed, but pageviews are not yet visible for wikitech (example1, example2). Perhaps it just needs to wait for the deployment train to do a circuit? (There's no rush, I just want to make sure it's moving forward :)
Wed, Jan 2
I believe (and personally hope) the plan is to keep the RGB version for community logos. Per https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Brand#Using_the_Wikimedia_mark and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Logo#Current_logos it's the main logo for the movement.
Fri, Dec 21
I have the same frustration but with the opposite (default) preferences. I love the feature, but usually disable it because this issue is too annoying.
Thu, Dec 20
If you do merge it, I suggest changing the title of that task to: Differentiate between internal, sister-wiki, interwiki, and external links visually
Wed, Dec 19
Dec 14 2018
@Nuria Yes, sorry that my description was ambiguous! We want separate lists for each Wikipedia. I.e. various Chapters want language-specific lists, to share/answer with their own press contacts.
@TBolliger Please could you (or someone who knows the latest details) update the task description above, to contain an uptodate description of the change(s) that will be implemented? (The Tech/News item points here for more info, but this thread is long). Thanks!
Dec 13 2018
Dec 12 2018
For implemetation, see my old related notes created to illustrate what was possible (but not necessarily advisable!) at
but keep in mind that some of those Enwiki aspects will be harder to port across to wikitech. I mainly suggest looking at things like "centered vs left-aligned", and think of those examples as containing many lessons to avoid.
Dec 11 2018
Dec 10 2018
I did everything requested, and left notes for final followup. Re-assigning task to Samuel for completion. See my notes in the email "Access Policy, etc. - Done! - Wrapup bits..." for specifics
Dec 9 2018
Dec 8 2018
Dec 5 2018
Welcome to the life of German and Polish speakers.
@Aklapper @Jdforrester-WMF It might be good to check this in various browsers if feasible (browsershots.org?), or shorten the string (?!?), because on my system (Linux Mint, Firefox, DejaVu Sans typeface) the string Help about MediaWiki is 130px wide, contained in a column that is 131.2px wide. Any wider typeface is going to cause linewrap.
Dec 3 2018
Note: it affects all users, not just my account. E.g. https://www.mediawiki.org/w/api.php?format=jsonfm&action=query&list=users|usercontribs&usprop=blockinfo|editcount|gender|registration|groups&uclimit=1&ucprop=timestamp&ususers=Jimbo%20Wales&ucuser=Jimbo%20Wales&meta=allmessages&refix=grouppage-&amincludelocal=1
Dec 2 2018
Dec 1 2018
Nov 27 2018
I'm done with my part.
Nov 25 2018
Afaict, that second link is no longer part of the page.
Note: A related idea was recently suggested at w:en:WP:VPI (permalink) - TLDR: They want a slightly-less-bright background than the current plain white (i.e. not a night-mode, just a pale grey/similar). p.s. I've occasionally used a bookmarklet to achieve this at various websites.
Nov 24 2018
Nov 22 2018
I added our collated notes from here to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019/Reading/Accessibility_settings_for_everyone - please vote before 30 November. :-)
Nov 21 2018
Nov 16 2018
Thank you all, including @Adithyak1997 for taking on these responsibilities. :-)
Nov 15 2018
[Only semi-related, but I'm not sure where else to put it...] I recently saw this question at /r/mediawiki on reddit: "(is it) possible to include the (Help Contents) section of the mediawiki for offline use?" They want a copy of "Help:Contents" manual locally on their wiki. Someone suggested they needed to use export/import, and they replied:
"I was looking for the editing help pages, the ones that show you how to format your wiki pages you create, such as font or links and tables, or whatever is new in 1.31.1. I was hoping it was included in the mediawiki, but it looks like it points to the website instead. I will look at exporting/importing pages, I have not done that before. ".
Nov 14 2018
Sidenote: This was briefly a proposed wishlist item, but the author had more than 3 wishes so retracted this one. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2019/Archive/Video_player_should_allow_playback_at_multiple_speeds
Nov 13 2018
Visually it looks good. :-) I'm not a dev so cannot review the code solution used.