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Yesterday

Quiddity moved T254045: One can register a username with an equals sign in it from Not ready to announce to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Mon, Dec 5, 5:16 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.13; 2022-12-05), User-notice, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Templates, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Sun, Dec 4

Quiddity updated the task description for T280392: Migrate Wikimedia away from OTRS software and branding.
Sun, Dec 4, 8:39 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support, Znuny, Epic
Quiddity added a comment to T280392: Migrate Wikimedia away from OTRS software and branding.

There are were a few that still need replacing from a glance at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q7800756#sitelinks-wikipedia
I've fixed them now. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

Sun, Dec 4, 8:39 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support, Znuny, Epic

Fri, Dec 2

Quiddity added a comment to T308098: Integrate edit-in-sequence inside ProofreadPage.

@Soda Hi! Thank you for adding this to Tech News. We've tweaked the wording slightly, and added a reference link for the docs that are linked in the Description above.

Fri, Dec 2, 6:38 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.13; 2022-12-05), User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.25; 2022-08-15), Patch-For-Review, All-and-every-Wikisource, ProofreadPage
Quiddity moved T308098: Integrate edit-in-sequence inside ProofreadPage from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Fri, Dec 2, 6:19 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.13; 2022-12-05), User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.25; 2022-08-15), Patch-For-Review, All-and-every-Wikisource, ProofreadPage

Thu, Dec 1

Quiddity moved T311620: Consider using a newer node version for mathoid in production from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Dec 1, 10:49 PM · Readers-Community-Engagement, User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Math, Mathoid
Quiddity moved T323547: Switchover s1 master (db1163 -> db1118) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Dec 1, 10:49 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T323546: Switchover s3 master (db1123 -> db1157) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Dec 1, 10:49 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Dec 1, 10:49 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid
Quiddity moved T321445: When FlaggedRevs is used, make it possible to filter down to "Pending changes only" from Special:Contributions from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Dec 1, 10:49 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs
Quiddity moved T319449: [M] Create toggle to control the fixed width of the content for Vector 2022 skin from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Dec 1, 10:49 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q2)
Quiddity added a comment to T324210: What are our documentation wikis for?.

The only core aspect that I immediately notice is missing from your notes above, is which wikis have access to the <translate> system (mw.o and meta).
For Wikitech: I think it's totally reasonable for SRE/infra/etc docs to not be translated/able (for a variety of reasons), and arguably it's reasonable for some of the other stuff that is there.
But for anything with a non-English-only-audience, it really ought to live on meta or mw.o. (Or, we ought to enable/configure that extension on wikitech, which is T100313 (and has good notes on the complexities therein))

Thu, Dec 1, 8:19 PM · Documentation, cloud-services-team (Kanban)
Quiddity added a comment to T324155: Clean up created objects (e.g. functions) after successful e2e test run.

(With IANAD (I am not a dev) disclaimer)
I think we're ok to completely ignore test-items on beta-cluster, unless they're actually going to cause problems. E.g. here are many of the automated tests at enwiki-beta: https://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/w/index.php?userExpLevel=newcomer&hidenewpages=1&hidecategorization=1&hideWikibase=1&hidelog=1&hidenewuserlog=1&limit=50&days=7&enhanced=1&title=Special:RecentChanges&urlversion=2 and AFAIK those don't get deleted.
I think that is similar to what you are discussing here? Perhaps check with James or Elena.

Thu, Dec 1, 6:52 PM · Browser-Tests, Abstract Wikipedia team

Fri, Nov 25

Quiddity moved T314167: Adoption request for unpatrollededitstats from Incoming to Abandoned tool policy (adoption & usurpation) on the Toolforge-standards-committee board.
Fri, Nov 25, 11:20 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee
Quiddity moved T323790: Adoption request for nppbrowser from Incoming to Abandoned tool policy (adoption & usurpation) on the Toolforge-standards-committee board.
Fri, Nov 25, 11:20 PM · Toolforge-standards-committee
Quiddity removed a project from T322745: Enable CampaignEvents extension on Meta-wiki: User-notice.
Fri, Nov 25, 8:54 PM · Campaign-Tools (Campaign-Tools-Sprint-25), Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, CampaignEvents, Campaign-Registration
Quiddity added a comment to T322745: Enable CampaignEvents extension on Meta-wiki.

Thanks, both! I'm a bit hesitant about such a broad announcement, given that the meta-wiki version won't immediately be open to widespread testing, and the meeting will presumably only be in English. I wonder if a more targeted message to specific pages/mailinglists/etc might be preferable?

Fri, Nov 25, 8:45 PM · Campaign-Tools (Campaign-Tools-Sprint-25), Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, CampaignEvents, Campaign-Registration

Thu, Nov 24

Quiddity added a member for CommRel-Specialists-Support: Udehb-WMF.
Thu, Nov 24, 10:34 PM
Quiddity added a member for acl*communityrelations_policy_admins: Udehb-WMF.
Thu, Nov 24, 10:34 PM
Quiddity moved T319449: [M] Create toggle to control the fixed width of the content for Vector 2022 skin from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 24, 10:23 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q2)
Quiddity added a project to T319449: [M] Create toggle to control the fixed width of the content for Vector 2022 skin: User-notice.
Thu, Nov 24, 10:23 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q2)
Quiddity added a comment to T319449: [M] Create toggle to control the fixed width of the content for Vector 2022 skin.

2 comments about the icon:

  • I agree with Iniquity's comment and proposed alternative-icon above at T319449#8405057 - I think re-using the "full-screen" icon is non-optimal and potentially confusing.
  • I wonder if the icon could have an opaque background, so that if it does overlap with other content (perhaps due to someone using User.css to further adjust the widths), then that content doesn't show through from behind. E.g. Because of my condensed-whitespace user.css, I see this:
    image.png (120×194 px, 6 KB)
Thu, Nov 24, 10:23 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q2)
Quiddity moved T321445: When FlaggedRevs is used, make it possible to filter down to "Pending changes only" from Special:Contributions from Not ready to announce to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 24, 9:36 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs
Quiddity moved T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 24, 9:36 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid
Quiddity added a comment to T321445: When FlaggedRevs is used, make it possible to filter down to "Pending changes only" from Special:Contributions.

Draft tweaked heavily. I've used:

On some wikis that use flagged revisions, a new checkbox will be added to Special:Contributions that enables you to see only the pending changes by a particular user. [1]

Thu, Nov 24, 9:35 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs
Quiddity added a comment to T322745: Enable CampaignEvents extension on Meta-wiki.

@Daimona Good questions! My thoughts/questions:
It was mentioned in Tech/News/2022/45 3 weeks ago as being on the testwikis.
We do try to keep entries limited to those that are of interest to a very large number of readers/projects. (Rough inclusion criteria here)
We do also informally try to avoid too many repetitions of news about a specific thing. 1 or 2 is ideal, limiting any more to only major new changes.

Thu, Nov 24, 8:23 PM · Campaign-Tools (Campaign-Tools-Sprint-25), Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, CampaignEvents, Campaign-Registration

Wed, Nov 23

Quiddity added a comment to T257394: Tmbox template not displayed on WMF wikis on mobile (MinervaNeue skin).

@matmarex Re: Tech News - What wording would you suggest as the content, and When should it be included? Thanks! (I believe this is related to the prior announcement in "Future changes" but I'm not sure how exactly.)

Wed, Nov 23, 8:00 PM · Verified, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), MinervaNeue, Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues
Quiddity moved T323546: Switchover s3 master (db1123 -> db1157) from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Wed, Nov 23, 7:55 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T323547: Switchover s1 master (db1163 -> db1118) from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Wed, Nov 23, 7:55 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T311620: Consider using a newer node version for mathoid in production from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Wed, Nov 23, 7:53 PM · Readers-Community-Engagement, User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Math, Mathoid
Quiddity moved T323117: Switchover s7 master (db1181 -> db1136) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Wed, Nov 23, 7:53 PM · User-notice-archive, DBA
Quiddity moved T323116: Switchover s2 master (db1122 -> db1162) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Wed, Nov 23, 7:53 PM · User-notice-archive, DBA

Tue, Nov 22

Quiddity added a comment to T321445: When FlaggedRevs is used, make it possible to filter down to "Pending changes only" from Special:Contributions.

Draft Tech News entry, please suggest any amendments/improvements:

On some wikis that use flagged revisions, a new checkbox will be added to Special:Contributions that enables you to see only the pending changes by a particular user. Here is a screenshot. [ 1 ]

Tue, Nov 22, 5:53 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs

Sat, Nov 19

Quiddity added a comment to T321445: When FlaggedRevs is used, make it possible to filter down to "Pending changes only" from Special:Contributions.

@Tacsipacsi Thank you! I've made a paste of the 44 at P40224. We can link that in the Tech News entry, if desired (& if accurate).
(44 because ptwiki isn't included in flaggedrevs.dblist. Possibly this means it ought to be removed from that InitialiseSettings instance?)
P.s. there's a less browser-intensive (plaintext) version at https://noc.wikimedia.org/conf/InitialiseSettings.php.txt :-)

Sat, Nov 19, 12:00 AM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs

Fri, Nov 18

Quiddity created P40224 (An Untitled Masterwork).
Fri, Nov 18, 11:55 PM

Thu, Nov 17

Quiddity moved T323116: Switchover s2 master (db1122 -> db1162) from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 17, 8:51 PM · User-notice-archive, DBA
Quiddity moved T323117: Switchover s7 master (db1181 -> db1136) from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 17, 8:51 PM · User-notice-archive, DBA
Quiddity moved T321445: When FlaggedRevs is used, make it possible to filter down to "Pending changes only" from Special:Contributions from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 17, 8:50 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs
Quiddity updated subscribers of T321445: When FlaggedRevs is used, make it possible to filter down to "Pending changes only" from Special:Contributions.

@Urbanecm Thanks for the context, appreciated! In the future Tech News entry, is there something useful we can link to?
E.g. An onwiki copy of that image, or other documentation for this new feature? and a list of which exact wikis will be affected?
(At minimum, if we just have the Phab link when this entry goes out, then it would be good to put the screenshot at the top of the task-Description, so that it's the first thing people see here and they can deduce the rest from the Tech News entry text.)

Thu, Nov 17, 8:50 PM · User-notice, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs

Wed, Nov 16

Quiddity added a comment to T312309: Unify experience for making lead section content available on mobile talk pages.

@ppelberg Appreciated!
I should note that an editor was confused by the initial language we drafted above, so after discussion on the talkpage they helped to clarify the final version that was sent. :-)

Wed, Nov 16, 10:43 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.8; 2022-10-31), User-notice, TPP-Phase1, Goal, Design, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), DiscussionTools

Tue, Nov 15

Quiddity moved T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem' from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Tue, Nov 15, 10:04 PM · User-notice-archive, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
Quiddity moved T273179: Update the front-page of Wikimedia projects from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Tue, Nov 15, 10:04 PM · User-notice-archive, Patch-For-Review, Google-Summer-of-Code (2021), Wikimedia-Portals, Outreach-Programs-Projects
Quiddity moved T316759: TemplateData output should generate an [edit] link that launches the TemplateData GUI from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Tue, Nov 15, 10:03 PM · Verified, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), User-notice, VisualEditor, TemplateData
Quiddity moved T312309: Unify experience for making lead section content available on mobile talk pages from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Tue, Nov 15, 10:03 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.8; 2022-10-31), User-notice, TPP-Phase1, Goal, Design, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), DiscussionTools

Sat, Nov 12

Quiddity added a comment to T322801: Warning message for CAT (translation) interface should not move UI elements.

This issue of "UI elements move the block I'm typing in" has frustrated me before, too. The warnings can be helpful, especially in long blocks of text, but the way they appear/disappear can cause problems with mis-clicking on the $tvar variables and Discard changes button, as well as the Publish button.
I think either of the proposed changes/solutions in the Description would be great.

Sat, Nov 12, 11:03 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Fri, Nov 11

Quiddity updated the task description for T316759: TemplateData output should generate an [edit] link that launches the TemplateData GUI.
Fri, Nov 11, 7:55 PM · Verified, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), User-notice, VisualEditor, TemplateData
Quiddity added a comment to T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis.

Sounds good, I agree that centralizing it all would be best. Thanks!
I've marked the existing FAQ content for translation (including leaving the localizable parameters like center available for translation (not tvar'd), which I'm relatively sure I've gotten correct).

Fri, Nov 11, 12:15 AM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid

Thu, Nov 10

Quiddity added a comment to T312309: Unify experience for making lead section content available on mobile talk pages.

Added to next week's Tech News in the "Future changes" section. Please edit within ~22 hours if any tweaks are needed.

Thu, Nov 10, 11:58 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.8; 2022-10-31), User-notice, TPP-Phase1, Goal, Design, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Quiddity moved T312309: Unify experience for making lead section content available on mobile talk pages from Not ready to announce to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 10, 11:56 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.8; 2022-10-31), User-notice, TPP-Phase1, Goal, Design, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Quiddity moved T318592: Deploy the CampaignEvents extension to production (testwiki, test2wiki, officewiki) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 10, 11:32 PM · User-notice-archive, Campaign-Tools (Campaign-Tools-Sprint-25), Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, CampaignEvents, Campaign-Registration
Quiddity moved T273179: Update the front-page of Wikimedia projects from Not ready to announce to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 10, 11:26 PM · User-notice-archive, Patch-For-Review, Google-Summer-of-Code (2021), Wikimedia-Portals, Outreach-Programs-Projects
Quiddity added a comment to T316759: TemplateData output should generate an [edit] link that launches the TemplateData GUI.

Added to next week's Tech News with the explanation

"There will be a new link to directly Manage TemplateData from the output that is shown on Template pages."

It will be frozen for translation in ~24 hours, so please edit directly if tweaks are needed. (P.s. Suggested wording is always appreciated, when tagging a task with User-notice !)

Thu, Nov 10, 11:10 PM · Verified, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), User-notice, VisualEditor, TemplateData
Quiddity moved T316759: TemplateData output should generate an [edit] link that launches the TemplateData GUI from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 10, 11:07 PM · Verified, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), User-notice, VisualEditor, TemplateData
Quiddity updated the task description for T316759: TemplateData output should generate an [edit] link that launches the TemplateData GUI.
Thu, Nov 10, 11:05 PM · Verified, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), User-notice, VisualEditor, TemplateData
Quiddity updated the task description for T316759: TemplateData output should generate an [edit] link that launches the TemplateData GUI.
Thu, Nov 10, 11:03 PM · Verified, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), User-notice, VisualEditor, TemplateData
Quiddity moved T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem' from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Nov 10, 9:34 PM · User-notice-archive, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Wed, Nov 9

Quiddity added a comment to T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.

@IKhitron For (1), I think the existing image in that page, and the link within the text to Help:Badges, might be enough? If not, then it's probably best to re-ask on the talkpage there.
For (2) I've asked at the talkpage if it's ready.

Wed, Nov 9, 10:34 PM · User-notice-archive, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
Quiddity added a comment to T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis.

@Arlolra Makes sense, thanks!

Wed, Nov 9, 8:33 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid
Quiddity added a hashtag to Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure): #phase-0---parsoid-media-structure.
Wed, Nov 9, 7:48 PM

Tue, Nov 8

Quiddity added a comment to T211661: Automatically clean up unused thumbnails in Swift.

@Ladsgroup Quick reply to a few details, with Enwiki examples:

Tue, Nov 8, 2:05 AM · Patch-For-Review, Traffic, SRE-swift-storage, Performance-Team, SRE

Nov 4 2022

Quiddity created T322445: Language code pa-guru is not valid.
Nov 4 2022, 9:51 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Quiddity added a comment to T314728: In search bar, Home and End keys should move caret, not selection in suggestions.

I checked the Codex Docs site, and current Enwiki (with vector-2022) and both now work as I expected (in Linux). I.e. Ctrl+Arrows jump from between word-breaks, Ctrl+Shift+Arrows selects words, and Home/End keys jump to the start/end of the text. Thanks!

Nov 4 2022, 7:58 PM · Design-Systems-Team (Design-Systems-Sprint), Regression, Codex, Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)
Quiddity awarded T322168: Update Zuul status page to WMUI (remove last bit of Bootstrap) a Barnstar token.
Nov 4 2022, 1:39 AM · Patch-For-Review, Continuous-Integration-Infrastructure
Quiddity added a comment to T320220: "Translate this page" leads to wrong page.

We're encountering this again, with Tech News. (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2022/45). Notes:

  • Usually, clicking Translate this page will send us to the (previously described) "Recent Additions" group.
  • Sometimes, it starts to load the correct page, but shows the (previously described) error Invalid value for parameter mcgroup
  • Sometimes, especially after a purge (?), it will successfully show the interface, but if we click a text-chunk then in the Suggestions sidebar it shows Failed to load translation aids: Title does not correspond to a translatable message
  • I also notice now (after many reloads and purges) that it is not showing the <languages/> bar on the page itself. But if I reload the tab, it reappears.
    • In case this is relevant, I opened the HTML and I see that the mw-pt-languages div isn't included. (I don't know if any of the green text is relevant, but it was right there, so I included it)

image.png (838×1 px, 277 KB)

  • Finally, after ~45 mins, it appears to be working smoothly again.
Nov 4 2022, 1:05 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Nov 3 2022

Quiddity moved T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis from Not ready to announce to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Nov 3 2022, 7:06 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid
Quiddity moved T318592: Deploy the CampaignEvents extension to production (testwiki, test2wiki, officewiki) from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Nov 3 2022, 7:04 PM · User-notice-archive, Campaign-Tools (Campaign-Tools-Sprint-25), Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, CampaignEvents, Campaign-Registration
Quiddity moved T321155: RC should not be flooded with newuser log entries on SUL wikis from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Nov 3 2022, 7:03 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.7; 2022-10-24), Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Quiddity added a comment to T318592: Deploy the CampaignEvents extension to production (testwiki, test2wiki, officewiki).

Now added to Tech News in https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2022/45 (after some direct discussion with @ifried about wording and links). I'll mark it as "ready for translation" in ~4 hours, so tweaks are welcome before then. :)

Nov 3 2022, 4:39 PM · User-notice-archive, Campaign-Tools (Campaign-Tools-Sprint-25), Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, CampaignEvents, Campaign-Registration
Quiddity created T322342: JobQueueErrors (Could not enqueue jobs) on Beta Cluster.
Nov 3 2022, 4:08 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), Event-Platform Value Stream, Data-Engineering, Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure, Growth-Team, Thanks

Nov 1 2022

Quiddity awarded T277128: Improve mw:Documentation as a landing page for technical documentation writers a Love token.
Nov 1 2022, 6:27 PM · Developer-Advocacy (Oct-Dec 2022), Doc contributions 2022-23, Documentation

Oct 31 2022

Quiddity removed a member for acl*communityrelations_policy_admins: Keegan.
Oct 31 2022, 7:17 PM
Quiddity awarded T321970: Add more common messages from m:Template:Int_string to WikimediaMessages for use across wikis a Love token.
Oct 31 2022, 7:13 PM · Patch-For-Review, WikimediaMessages

Oct 28 2022

Quiddity moved T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Oct 28 2022, 7:28 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid
Quiddity added a project to T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis: User-notice.

I've discussed with Arlo. Summary:
The current plan is a Tech News entry in the week of Nov 14, in the "Future changes" section. (Followup to the 2021 entry)
The related next steps of deployment will happen the following week (group1), and 1 or 2 weeks later (group2).
Before then, I will attempt some tweaks/clarifications to the FAQ page and mark it for translation.
The draft Tech News entry is (currently, tweaks welcome):

How media is structured in the parser's HTML output will soon change at group1 wikis (but not Wikimedia Commons or Meta-Wiki). This change improves the accessibility of content, and makes it easier to write related CSS. You may need to update your site-CSS, or userscripts and gadgets, if they depend on either the CSS class "image" or the media option |class=. There are details on what code to check, how to update the code, and where to report any related problems.

Oct 28 2022, 7:13 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid
Quiddity updated the task description for T314318: Disable wgParserEnableLegacyMediaDOM on all wikis.
Oct 28 2022, 6:53 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, User-notice, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid
Quiddity added a comment to T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.

Re: Tech News - I've bumped the entry to the following week's edition (to be sent on November 7), in case that gives more time for clarity / documentation / etc.
In particular, it would be great to have a link to some translatable onwiki documentation. Please edit that entry, or let me know, if such becomes available. (Or if that isn't feasible / done in time, maybe just adding some screenshots in the Description above, would be sufficient for many non-English-readers to understand the general workflow? But onwiki docs would be best!)

Oct 28 2022, 6:11 PM · User-notice-archive, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
Quiddity added a comment to T321868: Bridge IRC's wikipedia-abstract-tech to Telegram.

p.s. I accidentally made a "channel" instead of a "group" at first. I've left it, but I was hesitant to click the "stop and block bot" button, So the bot is now alone in a channel with the prior ID (1001734683643). Remove it if you can!

Oct 28 2022, 1:19 AM · User-bd808, Tool-bridgebot
Quiddity moved T321155: RC should not be flooded with newuser log entries on SUL wikis from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 28 2022, 1:15 AM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.7; 2022-10-24), Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Quiddity updated the task description for T321868: Bridge IRC's wikipedia-abstract-tech to Telegram.
Oct 28 2022, 12:59 AM · User-bd808, Tool-bridgebot
Quiddity created T321868: Bridge IRC's wikipedia-abstract-tech to Telegram.
Oct 28 2022, 12:36 AM · User-bd808, Tool-bridgebot

Oct 27 2022

Quiddity added a comment to T321155: RC should not be flooded with newuser log entries on SUL wikis.

Hey! For Tech News, What wording would you suggest as the content? and When should it be included? (what week, and what section - "Recent Changes" or "Later this week" - I believe it's for this week, and within "Later this week" i.e. riding the train?)
I'd imagine something like:

  • In {{#special:RecentChanges}}, you can now hide the log entries for new user creations with the filter for "{{int:rcfilters-filter-newuserlogactions-label}}"

Thanks!

Oct 27 2022, 11:26 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.7; 2022-10-24), Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Quiddity moved T304549: Deploy "add a link" to 5th round of wikis from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 27 2022, 10:53 PM · User-notice-archive, Machine-Learning-Team, Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Add-Link
Quiddity moved T321177: Switchover s4 master (db1160 -> db1138) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 27 2022, 10:52 PM · User-notice-archive, DBA
Quiddity moved T321178: Switchover s5 master (db1100 -> db1130) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 27 2022, 10:52 PM · User-notice-archive, DBA
Quiddity moved T320990: s6 master failure from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 27 2022, 10:52 PM · User-notice-archive, SRE-OnFire, Wikimedia-Incident, Data-Persistence, SRE
Quiddity moved T320337: [M] Special:Search results should have a way to suppress thumbnails from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 27 2022, 10:52 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.6; 2022-10-17), SDAW-Search-Improvements (Milestone 1: CSS changes to all wikis), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work), MediaWiki-Search, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
Quiddity moved T319230: [QA task] comparison testing for Special: Search from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Oct 27 2022, 10:52 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.6; 2022-10-17), SDAW-Search-Improvements, Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Oct 26 2022

Quiddity added a comment to T312963: Wikitext preview re-renders article preview at the wrong width.

Possibly related to this: T321728: Preview font size has increased in Vector 2022

Oct 26 2022, 6:52 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-36), MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.7; 2022-10-24), MediaWiki-Page-editing, Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)
Quiddity created T321728: Preview font size has increased in Vector 2022.
Oct 26 2022, 6:49 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-37), Design, Regression, Realtime Preview, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)
Quiddity added a comment to T270304: Design a "Publish" component.

@Jdforrester-WMF Regarding the legal texts, does this mean that the mobile version will only have the link https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ CC BY-SA 3.0 without any supporting text?

I'm also puzzled by the different legal texts (for the same view) between desktop and mobile web. If something (shorter!) is valid for mobile web why isn't that the case for desktop? Just a thought, happy to trust the legal team on this one :)

Oct 26 2022, 2:08 AM · Design, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase θ – Throttling), WikiLambda Front-end

Oct 20 2022

Quiddity added a comment to T312309: Unify experience for making lead section content available on mobile talk pages.

That seems good to me! Thanks.
What about the timing? (cf. #2 in T312309#8323341 above)

Oct 20 2022, 10:44 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.8; 2022-10-31), User-notice, TPP-Phase1, Goal, Design, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Quiddity added a comment to T320220: "Translate this page" leads to wrong page.

I helped 2 people with this bug, just now. Adding ?action=purge solved it in both cases. I'm just noting here/now in case there's anything in recent logs that helps with diagnosis. The pages were one and two.

Oct 20 2022, 9:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Quiddity moved T319230: [QA task] comparison testing for Special: Search from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 20 2022, 8:41 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.6; 2022-10-17), SDAW-Search-Improvements, Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)
Quiddity moved T320337: [M] Special:Search results should have a way to suppress thumbnails from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Oct 20 2022, 8:41 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.6; 2022-10-17), SDAW-Search-Improvements (Milestone 1: CSS changes to all wikis), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work), MediaWiki-Search, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
Quiddity added a project to T319230: [QA task] comparison testing for Special: Search: User-notice.
Oct 20 2022, 8:40 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.6; 2022-10-17), SDAW-Search-Improvements, Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)
Quiddity added a project to T320337: [M] Special:Search results should have a way to suppress thumbnails: User-notice.
Oct 20 2022, 8:40 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.6; 2022-10-17), SDAW-Search-Improvements (Milestone 1: CSS changes to all wikis), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work), MediaWiki-Search, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
Quiddity renamed T319230: [QA task] comparison testing for Special: Search from [QA task] comparison testsing for Special: Search to [QA task] comparison testing for Special: Search.
Oct 20 2022, 8:39 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.6; 2022-10-17), SDAW-Search-Improvements, Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)
Quiddity removed a project from T306440: Add markup to article headings to distinguish between the namespace and the title: User-notice.
Oct 20 2022, 8:19 PM · Skipped QA, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), TPP-Phase1, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), Design, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture
Quiddity added a comment to T254045: One can register a username with an equals sign in it.

Hi. Re: Tech News (User-notice) - What wording would you suggest as the content? and When should it be included? Thanks!

Oct 20 2022, 8:13 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.13; 2022-12-05), User-notice, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Templates, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
Quiddity moved T254045: One can register a username with an equals sign in it from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Oct 20 2022, 7:54 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.13; 2022-12-05), User-notice, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Templates, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup