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Thu, Jun 30

Quiddity moved T311194: Remove unused module `jquery.hoverIntent` from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 30, 9:10 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), User-notice, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Patch-For-Review, User-DannyS712
Quiddity moved T311522: Switchover s6 master db1131 -> db1173 from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 30, 9:09 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T311611: Switchover s4 master from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 30, 9:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T311033: Switchover s7 master db1136 -> db1181 from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 30, 8:53 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T300472: Switchover x1 master (db1103 -> db1120) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 30, 8:53 PM · wdwb-tech, Wikidata, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, WikimediaEditorTasks, Reading List Service, ContentTranslation, MediaWiki-extensions-BounceHandler, StructuredDiscussions, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener, Language-Team, Growth-Team, Cognate, User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T233340: Add sortability to sortable tables for readers of the mobile web site from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 30, 8:53 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2022, User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.18; 2022-06-27), Patch-For-Review, Moderator-Tools-Team (Kanban), Advanced Mobile Contributions, MinervaNeue, Mobile
Quiddity added a member for CommRel-Specialists-Support: ARamadan-WMF.
Thu, Jun 30, 3:56 PM
Quiddity added a member for acl*communityrelations_policy_admins: ARamadan-WMF.
Thu, Jun 30, 3:55 PM

Thu, Jun 23

Quiddity moved T106068: [DisableAccount] Remove "inactive" user group from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 11:20 PM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-DisableAccount, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity updated subscribers of T106068: [DisableAccount] Remove "inactive" user group.

Ping @Reedy as I see some potentially related comments from you about the existence of a migration script (e.g. T141954 and T158594) plus an older script by Glaisher mentioned in T109060.
Would either of those scripts be usable to resolve this cleanup automatically?

Thu, Jun 23, 11:19 PM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-DisableAccount, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity moved T233340: Add sortability to sortable tables for readers of the mobile web site from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 9:49 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2022, User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.18; 2022-06-27), Patch-For-Review, Moderator-Tools-Team (Kanban), Advanced Mobile Contributions, MinervaNeue, Mobile
Quiddity moved T273505: Merge mw:Image|mw:Audio|mw:Video into a single mw:File from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 9:34 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.17; 2022-06-20), Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid, Parsoid-Media-Structure, Patch-For-Review
Quiddity moved T306910: Be explicit about Vector's responsive-support (Was Table of contents on mobile devices (not the same as narrow screens)) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 9:34 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22)
Quiddity moved T130439: Add an AbuseFilter variable for global edit count of the user from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 9:34 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.16; 2022-06-13), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, AbuseFilter
Quiddity moved T306589: Add sharding to site_stats table from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 9:34 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), DBA
Quiddity moved T103622: Can't edit the whole page on Wikipedia App from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 9:34 PM · User-notice, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog (Android Release FY2021-22), WorkType-NewFunctionality, Mobile
Quiddity moved T285468: Add a regex version of str_replace from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 23, 9:34 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.15; 2022-06-06), User-notice, AbuseFilter
Krinkle awarded T310833: Uploaded files via the drag-and-drop are defaulting to private-access a Love token.
Thu, Jun 23, 3:58 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
RHo awarded T310833: Uploaded files via the drag-and-drop are defaulting to private-access a Love token.
Thu, Jun 23, 12:18 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team

Wed, Jun 22

RHo awarded T310833: Uploaded files via the drag-and-drop are defaulting to private-access a Burninate token.
Wed, Jun 22, 6:46 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
Jdlrobson awarded T310833: Uploaded files via the drag-and-drop are defaulting to private-access a Burninate token.
Wed, Jun 22, 6:38 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team

Fri, Jun 17

Quiddity added a comment to T103622: Can't edit the whole page on Wikipedia App.

@Tacsipacsi Good idea, done!

Fri, Jun 17, 5:49 PM · User-notice, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog (Android Release FY2021-22), WorkType-NewFunctionality, Mobile

Thu, Jun 16

Quiddity moved T273505: Merge mw:Image|mw:Audio|mw:Video into a single mw:File from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 16, 11:53 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.17; 2022-06-20), Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid, Parsoid-Media-Structure, Patch-For-Review
Quiddity added a comment to T273505: Merge mw:Image|mw:Audio|mw:Video into a single mw:File.

Perfect, thanks!

Thu, Jun 16, 11:53 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.17; 2022-06-20), Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid, Parsoid-Media-Structure, Patch-For-Review
Quiddity added a comment to T273505: Merge mw:Image|mw:Audio|mw:Video into a single mw:File.

IIUC, that means that normal editors don't need to worry about this, but it might (?) affect bot-operators, and/or tool authors, and/or API users. Those affected users will need to check that their code doesn't invoke these now-retired options.

Thu, Jun 16, 10:36 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.17; 2022-06-20), Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid, Parsoid-Media-Structure, Patch-For-Review
Quiddity added a comment to T306910: Be explicit about Vector's responsive-support (Was Table of contents on mobile devices (not the same as narrow screens)).

Added to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2022/25 - It will be frozen for translation in ~22 hours, so any edits are needed before then. Thanks!

Thu, Jun 16, 10:11 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22)
Quiddity moved T306910: Be explicit about Vector's responsive-support (Was Table of contents on mobile devices (not the same as narrow screens)) from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 16, 10:10 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, User-notice, Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22)
Quiddity added a comment to T273505: Merge mw:Image|mw:Audio|mw:Video into a single mw:File.

Re: Tech News - What wording would you suggest as the content? (I can't quite understand the result of this task just from reading the Description, and whether there are any actions-required from Tech News readers).
And when should it be included? (next Monday's edition needs to be finalized within ~24 hours)
Thanks!

Thu, Jun 16, 9:28 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.17; 2022-06-20), Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid, Parsoid-Media-Structure, Patch-For-Review
Quiddity moved T130439: Add an AbuseFilter variable for global edit count of the user from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 16, 9:21 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.16; 2022-06-13), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, AbuseFilter
Quiddity moved T306589: Add sharding to site_stats table from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 16, 9:17 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), DBA
Quiddity added a comment to T306589: Add sharding to site_stats table.
  1. I've updated the Description using your text (lightly formatted. Please edit further as desired!).
  2. I've added an entry to Tech News with the proposed text above (please tell me if changes are needed, or edit directly, within ~24 hours)
  3. Reminder to update the mw.org docs as/when needed.

Thanks!

Thu, Jun 16, 9:17 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), DBA
Quiddity updated the task description for T306589: Add sharding to site_stats table.
Thu, Jun 16, 9:11 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), DBA
Quiddity added a comment to T103622: Can't edit the whole page on Wikipedia App.

Added with this description & link. Please let me know, or edit it within 24 hours, if changes are needed.

The Wikipedia App for Android now has an option for editing the whole page at once, located in the overflow menu (three-dot menu).

Thu, Jun 16, 9:03 PM · User-notice, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog (Android Release FY2021-22), WorkType-NewFunctionality, Mobile
Quiddity moved T103622: Can't edit the whole page on Wikipedia App from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 16, 8:52 PM · User-notice, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog (Android Release FY2021-22), WorkType-NewFunctionality, Mobile
Quiddity moved T300471: Switchover s6 master (db1173 -> db1131) from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 16, 8:14 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, DBA
Quiddity moved T304548: Deploy "add a link" to 4th round of wikis from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Jun 16, 8:13 PM · Machine-Learning-Team (Active Tasks), User-notice, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Add-Link
Quiddity updated the task description for T310833: Uploaded files via the drag-and-drop are defaulting to private-access.
Thu, Jun 16, 8:03 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
Quiddity attached a referenced file: F35247566: 2022-06-16_12-57.png.
Thu, Jun 16, 8:02 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
Quiddity attached a referenced file: F35247565: 2022-06-16_12-57_1.png.
Thu, Jun 16, 8:02 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
Quiddity attached a referenced file: F35247564: 2022-06-16_12-56.png.
Thu, Jun 16, 8:02 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
Quiddity added a comment to T310833: Uploaded files via the drag-and-drop are defaulting to private-access.

It looks like there's a 3-step workflow for making attached images public (if we used drag-and-drop to upload). I will test it on these 3 files, but leave out the original in the Description.

Thu, Jun 16, 8:01 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
Quiddity created T310833: Uploaded files via the drag-and-drop are defaulting to private-access.
Thu, Jun 16, 7:45 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), User-brennen, Release-Engineering-Team
Quiddity added a comment to T226325: "Restore Default Settings" design requires significant improvement.

There is a comment about the wording of the new label "Delete account data" at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech#Misleading_user_settings_option_regarding_data_deletion -- In a nutshell, the editor describes why the new label is confusing and misleading, and should perhaps be reconsidered before it becomes widely translated.

Thu, Jun 16, 1:42 AM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.18; 2022-06-27), Design, MediaWiki-Core-Preferences
Quiddity awarded Blog Post: Production Excellence #44: May 2022 a Love token.
Thu, Jun 16, 1:13 AM

Fri, Jun 10

Quiddity moved T130439: Add an AbuseFilter variable for global edit count of the user from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Fri, Jun 10, 10:40 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.16; 2022-06-13), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, AbuseFilter
Quiddity added a comment to T130439: Add an AbuseFilter variable for global edit count of the user.

This should get a mention in tech news, like the other new variables/functions have been getting.

Fri, Jun 10, 8:49 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.16; 2022-06-13), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, AbuseFilter
Quiddity moved T306589: Add sharding to site_stats table from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
Fri, Jun 10, 8:41 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), DBA
Quiddity added a comment to T306589: Add sharding to site_stats table.

Thanks Lucas! I think that draft might be a little bit too detailed, given the small audience, so what I'd suggest, is to:

  • Copy that more detailed explanation into the top of this task's "Description" section,
  • Use a simple headline for tech news, pointing here for more info. E.g.

Some recent database changes may affect queries using the Quarry tool. Queries for site_stats at English Wikipedia, Commons, and Wikidata will need to be updated. Read more.

I'm not certain if that is accurate, and this doesn't seem urgent, and it's your weekend, and other docs updates might be useful, so I'll postpone including this entry in Tech News until the following week's edition.

Fri, Jun 10, 8:41 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), DBA

Thu, Jun 9

Quiddity added a comment to T306589: Add sharding to site_stats table.

Would be nice to have this in Tech News, some Quarry queries use this table.

Thu, Jun 9, 6:20 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), Patch-For-Review, Performance-Team (Radar), DBA
Quiddity added a comment to T103622: Can't edit the whole page on Wikipedia App.

Re: Tech News, 2 questions:

  1. What wording would you suggest as the content? I would imagine something like this (but better suggestions, or confirmation, appreciated!)

The Wikipedia App for Android will now have an option for editing the whole page at once.

  1. Timing – I hesitantly suggest putting it in next week's edition within the "Recent changes" section (instead of in the "Changes later this week" section, for this week), so that people can immediately check their installation to see it in action (instead of having to wait an unknown number of days).
Thu, Jun 9, 5:46 PM · User-notice, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog (Android Release FY2021-22), WorkType-NewFunctionality, Mobile
Quiddity removed a project from T309693: Remove rows about private filters from Special:AbuseFilter (and the API) if the user can't see private filters: User-notice.

Ok, I'll leave it in your hands. :-)
I'll remove the tech-news tag for now. (But as before, feel free to say it ought to be sent via this method!)

Thu, Jun 9, 5:22 PM · AbuseFilter

Jun 3 2022

Quiddity moved T309855: Deploy WatchlistNotifications feature to production wikis from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Jun 3 2022, 7:38 PM · Notifications, User-notice, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)
Quiddity awarded T307256: ToC is not shown during Preview when using the standard WikiEditor a Love token.
Jun 3 2022, 7:16 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.17; 2022-06-20), Patch-For-Review, Vector, Desktop Improvements

Jun 2 2022

Quiddity added a comment to T94350: Watchlist number count in personal tools.

@Jdlrobson I believe the intent is just for the "unseen changes" number to (optionally) appear, not the total count of watched-pages.
I can imagine this would be a useful feature for editors who only watchlist either: A few pages which rarely change (and thus they might not regularly check their watchlist without a nudge to do so); or, a few high-urgency pages where they want to be almost-immediately aware of a change.

Jun 2 2022, 8:58 PM · Growth-Team, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Quiddity moved T309617: Switchover s7 master (db1181 -> db1136) from To Triage to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Jun 2 2022, 5:45 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity added a comment to T309693: Remove rows about private filters from Special:AbuseFilter (and the API) if the user can't see private filters.

Hi @Daimona Alternatively, I'd suggest this request for feedback could be best sent directly to the talkpages of the abusefilter documentation pages. That would lead to the correct people seeing it in-situ, and reduce the distraction (and potential misunderstanding or alarm, or BEANS) among the wider movement.
Specifically, you could use this tool https://tools.wmflabs.org/wdmm/
along with https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4582485 to create a MassMessage target list.
The full documentation for it is here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata_MassMessage_tool
Does that seem reasonable? If not, and you're certain it deserves an entry in Tech News, we can do that. Cheers.

Jun 2 2022, 5:44 PM · AbuseFilter
Quiddity moved T305017: Allow multiple arguments in AbuseFilter's ip_in_range() from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Jun 2 2022, 5:32 PM · User-notice, MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), AbuseFilter
Quiddity moved T91154: {{=}} should be a parser function from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Jun 2 2022, 5:32 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.14; 2022-05-30), MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), MediaWiki-Installer, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.40; 2020-07-07), MediaWiki-Page-editing, User-notice, MediaWiki-Parser
Quiddity moved T308725: Switchover s5 master db1100 -> db1130 from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
Jun 2 2022, 5:31 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity added a comment to T232563: Drop IE6 and IE7 basic compatibility and security support.

FYI, someone from a school has left a message of appreciation for you/us at https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tech&oldid=23354622#Thank_you_letter_from_me_and_my_former_school_for_the_outstanding_browser_compatibility%2E – Copying:

By 2013, most computers at our school were already on Windows 7, but we also had older computers that still ran Windows 2000 and XP, with Internet Explorer 6. On some days, the newer computers were reserved, so we had no choice but to use the old Windows XP and 2000 computers.

On the old computers, we could usually not install a more modern browser, I guess due to lack of system privileges. Few of the computers had Opera or Firefox installed, but most did not. Many sites were broken and difficult to browse in Internet Explorer 6, but Wikipedia worked like a charm!

I can only imagine how much effort must have gone into persisting support for a decade-old browser, and for that, I and my then class mates and teachers would like to thank you. It was worth it! You spared us lots of headache!

Obviously, supporting IE6 today would not be worth it and the TLS 1.2 requirement prevents it from connecting anyway. But thanks for keeping it up as long as you did. Your team did an outstanding work.

Jun 2 2022, 1:51 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.34; 2020-05-26), MW-1.34-notes, User-notice, TechCom-RFC (TechCom-RFC-Closed), MediaWiki-General
Quiddity awarded T309517: Tool for mass import of external translations a Mountain of Wealth token.
Jun 2 2022, 12:53 PM · Language-Team (Language-2022-July-September), MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.18; 2022-06-27), MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

May 26 2022

Quiddity moved T91154: {{=}} should be a parser function from Not ready to announce to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 10:54 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.14; 2022-05-30), MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), MediaWiki-Installer, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.40; 2020-07-07), MediaWiki-Page-editing, User-notice, MediaWiki-Parser
Quiddity added a comment to T91154: {{=}} should be a parser function.

Re: Tech News - What wording would you suggest as the content, and When should it be included? Thanks! (The deadline for entries in the next edition, is ~24 hours from now)

May 26 2022, 7:15 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.14; 2022-05-30), MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), MediaWiki-Installer, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.40; 2020-07-07), MediaWiki-Page-editing, User-notice, MediaWiki-Parser
Quiddity moved T308725: Switchover s5 master db1100 -> db1130 from Not ready to announce to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 7:11 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T103622: Can't edit the whole page on Wikipedia App from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 6:50 PM · User-notice, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog (Android Release FY2021-22), WorkType-NewFunctionality, Mobile
Quiddity moved T304629: Deploy updated www.wiktionary.org page from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 6:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Portals
Quiddity moved T308802: Content Translation redirects back to "Start translation" when dashboard is loaded from contribution menu from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 6:49 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.12; 2022-05-16), User-notice, Language-Team (Language-2022-April-June), ContentTranslation
Quiddity moved T308686: A draft policy for gadgets and user scripts has been proposed and your feedback is needed from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 6:49 PM · User-notice
Quiddity moved T287915: Mentorship: allow newcomers to opt-in and opt-out of mentorship from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 6:49 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.16; 2022-06-13), User-notice, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.22; 2022-02-14), Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm_WMF (Engineering), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), GrowthExperiments-Mentorship
Quiddity moved T304363: Remove message boxes with IDs in core from Announce in next Tech/News to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
May 26 2022, 6:49 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), User-notice, Platform Team Initiatives (MCR), MediaWiki-Page-editing, patch-welcome, good first task, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, UI-Standardization
Quiddity awarded T279381: Second field for Author is confusing and incomplete a Love token.
May 26 2022, 4:27 PM · Diff-blog

May 24 2022

Quiddity awarded T213778: Update link colors in Vector 2022 for improved UX (and consistency) a Like token.
May 24 2022, 9:04 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), User-notice, Editing-team, DiscussionTools, OWC2020 (OWC2020 Replying 2.0), Desktop Improvements, UI-Standardization, Vector

May 23 2022

Quiddity added a comment to T304363: Remove message boxes with IDs in core.

@Jdlrobson Hiyo! I've updated the Global Searches in the task description to be namespace-specific. (because (a) Tech News mentioned two examples, so there were hundreds of new entries in the search results! (b) hopefully a few have been fixed since the last announcement!)

  • Question: Please confirm that we only need to check these 3 namespaces: Template/User/MediaWiki ?
May 23 2022, 11:50 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), User-notice, Platform Team Initiatives (MCR), MediaWiki-Page-editing, patch-welcome, good first task, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, UI-Standardization
Quiddity updated the task description for T304363: Remove message boxes with IDs in core.
May 23 2022, 11:30 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), User-notice, Platform Team Initiatives (MCR), MediaWiki-Page-editing, patch-welcome, good first task, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, UI-Standardization

May 20 2022

Quiddity updated the task description for T308802: Content Translation redirects back to "Start translation" when dashboard is loaded from contribution menu.
May 20 2022, 10:19 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.12; 2022-05-16), User-notice, Language-Team (Language-2022-April-June), ContentTranslation
Quiddity moved T203941: Allow watchlist notifications to be delivered as web notification (through Echo) from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
May 20 2022, 10:18 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.16; 2022-01-03), Growth community maintenance, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), Google-Code-in-2019, WMSE-Bug-Reporting-and-Translation-2018, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Notifications
Quiddity added a comment to T203941: Allow watchlist notifications to be delivered as web notification (through Echo).

I used roughly this wording. If it needs to be removed before delivery on Monday, please let me know, or remove it directly. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/News/2022/21
(Note: it is frozen for translation, so the wording should not be edited at this point. If rewording is needed, we can reschedule it for next week. Thanks!)

May 20 2022, 10:18 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.16; 2022-01-03), Growth community maintenance, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), Google-Code-in-2019, WMSE-Bug-Reporting-and-Translation-2018, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Notifications
Quiddity moved T308802: Content Translation redirects back to "Start translation" when dashboard is loaded from contribution menu from To Triage to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
May 20 2022, 10:11 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.12; 2022-05-16), User-notice, Language-Team (Language-2022-April-June), ContentTranslation
dr0ptp4kt awarded T303406: CL support for videojs rollout a Love token.
May 20 2022, 8:24 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2022)
Quiddity moved T304629: Deploy updated www.wiktionary.org page from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
May 20 2022, 6:27 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Portals
Quiddity moved T308686: A draft policy for gadgets and user scripts has been proposed and your feedback is needed from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
May 20 2022, 6:27 PM · User-notice
Quiddity closed T303406: CL support for videojs rollout, a subtask of T248418: Roll out videojs as the only video/audio player on all Wikimedia wikis, as Resolved.
May 20 2022, 6:17 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Patch-For-Review, Readers-Web-Backlog, User-notice, Wikimedia-Site-requests, VideoJS player, Performance-Team (Radar), Multimedia, Wikimedia-Video
Quiddity closed T303406: CL support for videojs rollout as Resolved.

Complete!

May 20 2022, 6:17 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2022)
Quiddity moved T306507: front-end: Add specific unit tests for zobjectTreeUtils from Backlog to Projects for Newcomers! on the Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022 board.
May 20 2022, 4:40 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022, good first task, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase κ – Clean-up), WikiLambda, Abstract Wikipedia Fix-It tasks
Quiddity moved T294826: WikiLambda: Add ZObject::getSerialized() unit tests from Backlog to Projects for Newcomers! on the Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022 board.
May 20 2022, 4:40 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022, good first task, Abstract Wikipedia Fix-It tasks, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase κ – Clean-up), WikiLambda
Quiddity moved T305611: wikilambda_edit API: Make summary parameter required or handle empty value in the ZObjectStore creation methods from Backlog to Projects for Newcomers! on the Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022 board.
May 20 2022, 4:39 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022, good first task, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase κ – Clean-up), WikiLambda, Abstract Wikipedia Fix-It tasks
Quiddity added a project to T306507: front-end: Add specific unit tests for zobjectTreeUtils: Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022.
May 20 2022, 4:39 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022, good first task, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase κ – Clean-up), WikiLambda, Abstract Wikipedia Fix-It tasks
Quiddity added a project to T305611: wikilambda_edit API: Make summary parameter required or handle empty value in the ZObjectStore creation methods: Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022.
May 20 2022, 4:39 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022, good first task, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase κ – Clean-up), WikiLambda, Abstract Wikipedia Fix-It tasks
Quiddity added a project to T294826: WikiLambda: Add ZObject::getSerialized() unit tests: Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022.
May 20 2022, 4:39 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2022, good first task, Abstract Wikipedia Fix-It tasks, Abstract Wikipedia team (Phase κ – Clean-up), WikiLambda

May 19 2022

Quiddity added a comment to T308686: A draft policy for gadgets and user scripts has been proposed and your feedback is needed.

Sorry, I intended those 2 examples to be examples, showing how it might be written (hence the "something like this, [...]")
Summaries are helpful, especially for people receiving this communication as a translation who don't speak English (natively or at all).
The more specific details a summary includes, the more likely it becomes that relevant people will spot a keyword that is important to them, and thus decide to spend their time reading (or reading a machine-translation) of the full page.
However, I will use your proposed wording for now. It can still be amended before it is frozen tomorrow, if needed.

May 19 2022, 11:19 PM · User-notice
Quiddity moved T287915: Mentorship: allow newcomers to opt-in and opt-out of mentorship from Announce in next Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
May 19 2022, 10:34 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.16; 2022-06-13), User-notice, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.22; 2022-02-14), Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm_WMF (Engineering), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), GrowthExperiments-Mentorship
Quiddity added a comment to T308686: A draft policy for gadgets and user scripts has been proposed and your feedback is needed.

For Tech News, how would you suggest describing this? I imagine something like this, but am unsure about which core details need to be highlighted:

Gadget and user scripts developers are invited to give feedback on a proposed technical policy about code stability and naming standards. [1]

May 19 2022, 10:30 PM · User-notice
Quiddity removed a project from T301312: Switchover s1 master (db1118 -> db1163): User-notice.

(Was too late for last week's Tech News. Untagging.)

May 19 2022, 8:22 PM · DBA
Quiddity moved T287915: Mentorship: allow newcomers to opt-in and opt-out of mentorship from To Triage to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
May 19 2022, 8:18 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.16; 2022-06-13), User-notice, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.22; 2022-02-14), Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm_WMF (Engineering), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), GrowthExperiments-Mentorship
Quiddity moved T308725: Switchover s5 master db1100 -> db1130 from To Triage to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
May 19 2022, 8:17 PM · User-notice, DBA
Quiddity moved T203941: Allow watchlist notifications to be delivered as web notification (through Echo) from Not ready to announce to Announce in next Tech/News on the User-notice board.
May 19 2022, 8:16 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.16; 2022-01-03), Growth community maintenance, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), Google-Code-in-2019, WMSE-Bug-Reporting-and-Translation-2018, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Notifications
Quiddity added a comment to T203941: Allow watchlist notifications to be delivered as web notification (through Echo).

If I understand correctly, this change will be going live on the deployment train next week.

May 19 2022, 8:14 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.13; 2022-05-23), MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.16; 2022-01-03), Growth community maintenance, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.11; 2019-12-17), Google-Code-in-2019, WMSE-Bug-Reporting-and-Translation-2018, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Notifications
Quiddity added a comment to T304629: Deploy updated www.wiktionary.org page.

3 questions/notes:

May 19 2022, 7:58 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Portals
Quiddity moved T304542: Deploy "add a link" to third round of wikis from In current Tech/News draft to Already announced/Archive on the User-notice board.
May 19 2022, 7:02 PM · User-notice, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Add-Link

May 17 2022

Quiddity awarded T307901: Add link that allows to hide/show the ToC manually on all screen sizes above 1000px a Like token.
May 17 2022, 8:14 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), Desktop Improvements