Quiddity (Nick Wilson)
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Note: I'm "unwatching" various projects (Oct 2015), to decrease my email overload.

Recent Activity

Sat, Mar 25

Quiddity added a watcher for Strategy-Coordinators: Quiddity.
Sat, Mar 25, 1:11 AM
Quiddity removed a member for Strategy-Coordinators: Seraphimblade.
Sat, Mar 25, 1:10 AM

Thu, Mar 23

Quiddity added a comment to T64661: Echo: Emailed Notifications for new usertalkpage messages should include more or all of the message.

I believe T59152: Echo: talkpage messages without a 4tilde signature, do not generate correct section links or summary is the culprit for that. I've added another note there.

Thu, Mar 23, 9:27 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Email, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
Quiddity added a project to T59152: Echo: talkpage messages without a 4tilde signature, do not generate correct section links or summary: MassMessage.

Adding MassMessage, because it is the usual culprit these days.
I.e. All messages sent via MassMessage, will trigger an email-notification and web-notification without any excerpt.
IIUC, This is because MassMessage doesn't usually use a 4-tilde signature, and therefore Echo interprets it as just an edit to existing content on a page.

Thu, Mar 23, 9:26 PM · MassMessage, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
Quiddity moved T128326: De-deploy the RelatedSites extension (used on Wikivoyage) from In current Tech/News draft to Not ready to announce on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:48 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Web-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-RelatedSites, Technical-Debt, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity moved T143350: Let users choose a visual or wikitext diff in the review-your-changes tab from Recently announced in Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:20 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-21_(1.29.0-wmf.17)), User-notice, Category, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, Epic, VisualEditor
Quiddity moved T160465: Interwiki order recently changed from Recently announced in Tech/News to Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:20 PM · User-notice, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-14_(1.29.0-wmf.16)), WMDE-QWERTY-Team-Board, Regression, User-Addshore, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-InterwikiSorting
Quiddity moved T33597: Render references list in multiple columns based on the number of items from Recently announced in Tech/News to Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:19 PM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-14_(1.29.0-wmf.16)), User-Ryasmeen, Reading-Web-Backlog, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor, User-notice, Cite
Quiddity moved T128326: De-deploy the RelatedSites extension (used on Wikivoyage) from Recently announced in Tech/News to In current Tech/News draft on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:19 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Web-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-RelatedSites, Technical-Debt, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity moved T153356: Using browser functions to switch input direction is impossible in the new wikitext editor from Recently announced in Tech/News to Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:01 PM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-21_(1.29.0-wmf.17)), User-notice, User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-ContentLanguage, I18n, RTL, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Quiddity moved T125917: Deploy the PageViewInfo extension to production from Recently announced in Tech/News to Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:01 PM · Developer-notice, User-notice, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-14_(1.29.0-wmf.16)), Editing-Department, PageViewInfo, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Quiddity moved T148609: Review and deploy Linter extension to Wikimedia wikis from Recently announced in Tech/News to Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:01 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Linter, Wikimedia-Extension-setup
Quiddity moved T128115: Drop support for ES3 javascript browsers in MediaWiki from Recently announced in Tech/News to Archive on the User-notice board.
Thu, Mar 23, 8:01 PM · User-notice, Patch-For-Review, JavaScript, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Performance-Team

Wed, Mar 22

Quiddity updated subscribers of T3876: Send a notification when someone else edits your userpage.

Fresh request for this feature at Enwiki.

Can we add a notification for user page edits?

Wed, Mar 22, 7:24 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Email, Notifications

Tue, Mar 21

Base awarded T161053: Create project for #StrategyCoordinators a Like token.
Tue, Mar 21, 10:38 PM · Project-Admins
Quiddity created T161053: Create project for #StrategyCoordinators.
Tue, Mar 21, 10:03 PM · Project-Admins
Quiddity awarded T85461: Lua error: too many language codes requested a Love token.
Tue, Mar 21, 5:13 PM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-28_(1.29.0-wmf.18)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Mon, Mar 20

Quiddity closed T160663: Add more ops to Team Practices IRC channel as "Resolved".
Mon, Mar 20, 8:17 PM · Team-Practices (This-Week)
Quiddity merged T153422: Number of users testing a beta feature wrong if you just switched into T112944: Opt-out: mw-ui-feature-user-count in Preferences-Beta features is not updated after Save.
Mon, Mar 20, 6:48 PM · BetaFeatures
Quiddity merged task T153422: Number of users testing a beta feature wrong if you just switched into T112944: Opt-out: mw-ui-feature-user-count in Preferences-Beta features is not updated after Save.
Mon, Mar 20, 6:48 PM · BetaFeatures
Quiddity added a comment to T112944: Opt-out: mw-ui-feature-user-count in Preferences-Beta features is not updated after Save.

My mistake, this does indeed occur for all BFs. I've Updated the description, and now merging a duplicate.

Mon, Mar 20, 6:47 PM · BetaFeatures
Quiddity removed projects from T112944: Opt-out: mw-ui-feature-user-count in Preferences-Beta features is not updated after Save: Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow.
Mon, Mar 20, 6:47 PM · BetaFeatures

Sun, Mar 19

Quiddity added a comment to T74874: Provide a way to hyperlink texts.

The use-cases I've seen or wanted myself, would benefit from being able to specify the CONCAT()-like behaviour. I.e. not just linking to a default location based on column names. E.g. If I'm generating a list of usernames, I might want those usernames to be linked directly to:

If we dropped the toollabs example (because my test didn't work with that as an interwiki link) and keep it to simple wikilinks formatted as prefix+suffix, does that simplify things, and point to an answer? I suspect that would solve the majority of use-cases.
(Caveat: I'm not widely familiar with other peoples' Quarry usage, nor a dev, so might be underestimating or misunderstanding)

Sun, Mar 19, 7:24 PM · Quarry

Sat, Mar 18

Quiddity added a comment to T137179: Setup an easy way to have Quarry dump information / results on a wiki page.

IIUC, the missing parts to complete this task, are increasing Quarry's OAuth permission request in order to allow onwiki editing, and then providing a way to assign a specific wiki+wikipage that should be replaced with the current output of the query (in a specified format), plus a button to trigger that update.

Sat, Mar 18, 11:38 PM · Quarry

Thu, Mar 16

Quiddity edited the description of T157884: Nothing loads on Special:EntitiesWithoutDescription or Special:EntitiesWithoutLabel results.
Thu, Mar 16, 2:34 AM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
Quiddity updated subscribers of T157884: Nothing loads on Special:EntitiesWithoutDescription or Special:EntitiesWithoutLabel results.

Aha! Yes, turning that gadget off fixes it. CC @Bene

Thu, Mar 16, 2:30 AM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Wed, Mar 15

Jan_Dittrich awarded T116417: Come up with a better re-usable UI concept for a button to switch editor-mode; the current one is confusing, and hard to discover a Like token.
Wed, Mar 15, 7:51 AM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-21_(1.29.0-wmf.17)), User-Ryasmeen, User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, UI-Standardization, VisualEditor, Flow, Design, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Tue, Mar 14

Quiddity added a comment to T46383: WikiLove message on User Page.

I don't think this request is likely to be implemented.

  1. Editors currently only get a 'notification' about the update, if it's on their talkpage.
  2. Many other wikis also follow the pattern of storing the barnstars/awards on the userpage, but the editors generally (I believe) want to be able to make the decision themselves, because some barnstars are more humorous than honorary, and don't need to be preserved forever.
  3. It would definitely make the code more complicated
  4. it would make the user-interface more complicated if it was presented as an option (anywhere/everywhere).

I suggest declining this task.

Tue, Mar 14, 6:55 AM · Malayalam-Sites, Collaboration-Team-Triage, WikiLove
Quiddity removed a project from T61194: Can't import Module:xxx/documentation due to content type mismatch: Malayalam-Sites.

If I understand correctly, the issue at mlwikis has been fixed, therefore I will remove that tag.

Tue, Mar 14, 6:42 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import
Quiddity added a comment to T104419: Convert Special:MassMessage to use OOUI.

I think this might be a duplicate of T62725: Use prettier (more colo[u]rful) form submission buttons in MassMessage (which also has a patch-for-review).

Tue, Mar 14, 2:00 AM · Patch-For-Review, MassMessage, UI-Standardization

Mon, Mar 13

Quiddity added a comment to T131280: Making geowiki data public .

Additional notes and use-cases, from a discussion in IRC:

  • Journalists regularly seek this kind of information, and want to know general statistics for their articles, e.g. the rough numbers in https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportPageEditsPerLanguageBreakdown.htm#Portuguese are perfect for them (but that page was last updated in 2013)
  • User groups and documentation writers seek this kind of information, whilst trying to define the necessary background information to understand the needs specific to their communities.
    • knowing the current breakdown and the relative populations and internet penetration can give a good idea of the potential of each country, because some have very different challenges from the others.
  • It would be very useful to have an easy way to see any trends over time, so that the impact of things like outreach programs could perhaps be seen. (Either as a table like https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportPageEditsPerCountryTrends.htm or some sort of graph/visualization)
Mon, Mar 13, 7:10 PM · Analytics
Qgil awarded T142782: Explore process for turning on RCPatrol for English and other relevant wikis a Like token.
Mon, Mar 13, 5:13 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017), Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Edit-Review-Improvements
Quiddity added a comment to T149214: Make a nag system to email maintainers of tools still running on precise grid hosts.

I've sent a manual email to most of the maintainers of the tools still listed as running, reminding them of the deadline on Tuesday, just in case they somehow missed the notices sent via this task plus the mailing list announcements.

Mon, Mar 13, 1:05 AM · Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Tool-Labs, Labs, Tool-Labs

Sun, Mar 12

Quiddity added a comment to T159345: Design: Clarify functional zones / organization of the RC page.

(Sorry for commenting late.) These lists of navigational links have a unique setup at every wiki, including many designs that assume a placement at page-top and full-width. Additionally, I believe many editors typically use it as a quick-access point -- I.e. they sometimes visit the RC page primarily in order to access this navbox, because RC is linked in the site-wide sidebar. (This is how I find various pages at certain wikis.).
I advise against changing anything related to the MediaWiki:Recentchangestext navbox. I strongly discourage changing its visibility (default-collapsed-state).
Example links (random larger wikis):

etc.

Sun, Mar 12, 10:37 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page

Thu, Mar 9

Quiddity added a comment to T153599: "MediaWiki:Popups-desc" should reflect the new name (Page Previews) and follow style norms (a period).

Hiyo. No input beyond what I wrote on the mailing list. (and naming things is hard!)

Thu, Mar 9, 2:22 AM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-21_(1.29.0-wmf.17)), Reading-Web-Sprint-94, I18n, Easy, Patch-For-Review, Reading-Web-Backlog, Page-Previews
Quiddity added a comment to T159595: Make sure abandoned useful tools are properly advertised so potentially interested new maintainers could find them.

1 more example:

  • Guillom is crazy busy right now, and doesn't have time to maintain https://tools.wmflabs.org/mrmetadata/ - he would be happy for it to have a new maintainer/owner (per direct IRC communication, and purposefully not CCing him)

Do we envision this current informal process as being the preferred one?
I.e. Should I just create a new task for MrMetadata, place it in Tool-Labs-standards-committee and then perhaps also create a wikitech page to list these tasks/tools that need adoption?

Thu, Mar 9, 12:01 AM · Tool-Labs, Developer-Relations, Labs

Tue, Mar 7

Quiddity created T159888: Notification popup clippable area problem - not showing full area.
Tue, Mar 7, 10:42 PM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-07_(1.29.0-wmf.15)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Notifications

Fri, Mar 3

Quiddity closed T142782: Explore process for turning on RCPatrol for English and other relevant wikis as "Resolved".

I've done all the reading I can, and discussed with various people. I've updated the task description with the conclusion and notes. I'm Resolving, but feel free to re-open/re-assign if more needs to be done.

Fri, Mar 3, 8:01 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017), Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Edit-Review-Improvements
Quiddity edited the description of T142782: Explore process for turning on RCPatrol for English and other relevant wikis.
Fri, Mar 3, 8:00 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017), Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Edit-Review-Improvements
Framawiki awarded T72271: Flow: Moderation reasons should accept the same limited parsing as normal edit summaries a Cup of Joe token.
Fri, Mar 3, 5:33 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Flow
Quiddity added a comment to T147951: Add Cirrus Parameters to InputBox Search.

Hmm, and I think this might be a duplicate of the older T32404: InputBox:Possibility to insert entered string in a predefined search containing boolean operators.

Fri, Mar 3, 5:25 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-InputBox
Quiddity added a comment to T147951: Add Cirrus Parameters to InputBox Search.

+1. (There's a similar thread at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Tm0pld07rfuoifsy where the editor is asking for the ability to add "incategory:foo", without having to resort to the "default=" parameter - which can confuse the end-users, and means they have to both avoid deleting it, and add a space afterwards before they can begin typing.)

Fri, Mar 3, 5:21 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-InputBox
Quiddity added a comment to T159216: [Hackathon doc sprint] Beginner documentation about Wikidata.

I consider this important, but not in scope for a hackathon.

Fri, Mar 3, 1:44 AM · Wikidata, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017
Quiddity edited the description of T159216: [Hackathon doc sprint] Beginner documentation about Wikidata.
Fri, Mar 3, 1:02 AM · Wikidata, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017

Thu, Mar 2

Quiddity added a comment to T90978: Redirects to global user pages are broken, and added to Special:BrokenRedirects.

Copy from merged task:

It seems that the special page "BrokenRedirects" does not take the new addition of Global User Pages into account when deciding if a redirect leads to nowhere.

I found this bug while dealing with the Dutch Wikipedia's broken redirects, where the page User:Nrautava redirects to the "empty" User:OneMember which is filled by a global userpage.

Thu, Mar 2, 12:54 AM · GlobalUserPage, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Quiddity merged T159390: Broken Redirects doesn't take global user pages into account into T90978: Redirects to global user pages are broken, and added to Special:BrokenRedirects.
Thu, Mar 2, 12:53 AM · GlobalUserPage, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Quiddity merged task T159390: Broken Redirects doesn't take global user pages into account into T90978: Redirects to global user pages are broken, and added to Special:BrokenRedirects.
Thu, Mar 2, 12:53 AM · MediaWiki-Redirects, GlobalUserPage

Wed, Mar 1

Quiddity renamed T152049: New Maintainer needed for LanguageTool WikiCheck on Tool Labs from " Wish: Host LanguageTool WikiCheck on Tool Labs" to "New Maintainer needed for LanguageTool WikiCheck on Tool Labs".
Wed, Mar 1, 11:42 PM · Tool-Labs-standards-committee, Tool-Labs, Labs, Technical-Tool-Request
Quiddity added a comment to T95076: Localizable tooltips, for html form fields - guidelines?.

I guess it would be low priority, and I think the custom forms will suffice for now. Quick questions:

  • Is it already possible for us to add a placeholder in the "Title" field? (i.e. Create task currently has "Type a username..." in the "Assigned To" field. We could add a concise tip, in the "Title" field.)
  • If not, then let's add a brief tip in the current header-banner callout, underneath the link to "How to write a good bug report."
Wed, Mar 1, 9:29 PM · Upstream, Phabricator (Upstream), Accessibility
Quiddity added a comment to T120454: Dark archive for Commons.

@Sumit Because of the significant complexities involved - in legal-areas, community-areas, and technology-areas - plus advice above from experienced developers (and it being marked it as "epic" on the multimedia workboard), I suggest removing Possible-Tech-Projects because this seems unsuitable for a newcomer-developer to work on. (As I understand it, possible-tech-projects should be well-defined and clearly-scoped, and this task is currently neither.)

Wed, Mar 1, 8:23 PM · Multimedia, Discovery, GLAM-Tech, Commons, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Tue, Feb 28

Quiddity moved T146326: Determine if multi-reverted edits still send notifications to all non-IP users who were reverted from February to March on the Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017) board.
Tue, Feb 28, 5:50 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017), Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Notifications
Quiddity moved T155663: Update the Product Documentation help pages from February to March on the Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017) board.
Tue, Feb 28, 5:50 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017), Documentation
Quiddity moved T149625: Nick's work with Movement Strategy pages from February to March on the Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017) board.
Tue, Feb 28, 5:50 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017)
Quiddity added a comment to T151770: Frequent loss of session data (since around 2016-11-28).

In the meantime, maybe we should include a note (link to a page that explains it in simple terms?) this in the error message? It's bound to be a very common cause for this problem, and it could be helpful for users to know how to solve it.

Tue, Feb 28, 12:42 AM · User-notice, Upstream, Browser-Support-Firefox, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, Editing-Department

Mon, Feb 27

Quiddity added a comment to T151770: Frequent loss of session data (since around 2016-11-28).

There is a maximum of 30 days that I could stay logged in, but I do not even reach those 30 days if I have this error every week.

Mon, Feb 27, 10:35 PM · User-notice, Upstream, Browser-Support-Firefox, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, Editing-Department
Quiddity created P4996 Copy of current wgUseRCPatrol and wgUseNPPatrol.
Mon, Feb 27, 7:42 PM
Quiddity awarded T135371: Pull common languages from the user's Babel box a Love token.
Mon, Feb 27, 5:16 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Babel, MediaWiki-extensions-UniversalLanguageSelector, ULS-CompactLinks

Feb 25 2017

Quiddity edited the description of T67446: Figure out Wikimedia wikis' Special:Contributions footer (duplicative and difficult to maintain).
Feb 25 2017, 11:37 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Quiddity added a comment to T67446: Figure out Wikimedia wikis' Special:Contributions footer (duplicative and difficult to maintain).

@MZMcBride wrote:

This enhancement request might ultimately be a ticket against MediaWiki extensions --> WikimediaMessages, but this needs further thought and consideration first. I think a clear problem has been identified (footers that are duplicative and difficult to maintain), I'm just not sure what the best path forward is yet. There are other options such as interwiki transclusion (hah). We need to develop a plan.
Feb 25 2017, 9:36 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Quiddity edited the description of T67446: Figure out Wikimedia wikis' Special:Contributions footer (duplicative and difficult to maintain).
Feb 25 2017, 9:29 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Quiddity edited the description of T67446: Figure out Wikimedia wikis' Special:Contributions footer (duplicative and difficult to maintain).
Feb 25 2017, 3:19 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Quiddity added a comment to T67446: Figure out Wikimedia wikis' Special:Contributions footer (duplicative and difficult to maintain).

TLDR: We currently have hundreds of local variants, each of which have to be created, and translated, and then maintained, separately. (e.g. 18 translations at mediawikiwiki, and 4 translations at metawiki)

Feb 25 2017, 2:47 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Quiddity updated subscribers of T67446: Figure out Wikimedia wikis' Special:Contributions footer (duplicative and difficult to maintain).

I've overhauled the description above by reformatting it, and adding this major detail:

  • Plus, the entire section is completely missing, if we have our language-preference set to a non-local-default, and that language-variant has not been manually created locally. (try looking at this usercontribs page with your UI language set to anything other than French.)
Feb 25 2017, 2:28 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Quiddity edited the description of T67446: Figure out Wikimedia wikis' Special:Contributions footer (duplicative and difficult to maintain).
Feb 25 2017, 2:21 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Feb 24 2017

Quiddity added a comment to T115650: Create an authoritative and well promoted catalog of Wikimedia tools.

I would like:

  • A way to add keywords, and improve the descriptions, for each tool. [problem#1]
  • Either a semi-formal ontology, or at least some sort of guidance/suggestions with keywords, to reduce some of the problems like plurals and synonyms. [problem#1]
  • A way to add tools myself, without having to sign-up for x different repositories/trackers.
  • A way to add/show screenshots, for us visual-thinkers, who don't remember what the tool was called, but do remember what it looks like. [Perhaps, via Extension:PageImages accessing any existing screenshots (which we'd encourage/add) in the primary documentation pages at mediawiki/wikitech?]
  • The ability to add tools that are not hosted on our infrastructure. But clearly marking them as "off-wikimedia". [to avoid privacy confusions]
  • The ability to add links to documentation about historic/defunct tools, so that people can at least learn about them. But clearly marking them as "not available". [cf. some great items in Atlasowa's page, linked in the task description.]
  • A link pointing to the sourcecode for each, and perhaps something indicating what license it is under.
  • A link pointing to a feedback page for each, to encourage wikilove from users.
  • A link to the where we (especially non-developers) can help with UI translation for each, if the tool is configured for that.
  • A pony. [tradition]
Feb 24 2017, 3:16 AM · Documentation, MediaWiki-Stakeholders-Group, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Community-Tech-Tool-Labs, Labs, Developer-Relations, Tool-Labs-tools-Other

Feb 22 2017

Quiddity closed T156075: Figure out how communications and meetings will work for the Tool Labs standards committee as "Resolved".

Declaring resolved. Followup continues in mailing list.

Feb 22 2017, 7:44 PM · Tool-Labs-standards-committee
Quiddity created T158727: Add links to the phabricator update notes, on mediawikiwiki.
Feb 22 2017, 2:08 AM · Documentation, Phabricator

Feb 21 2017

Quiddity edited the description of T151770: Frequent loss of session data (since around 2016-11-28).
Feb 21 2017, 8:10 PM · User-notice, Upstream, Browser-Support-Firefox, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, Editing-Department
Quiddity added a comment to T3876: Send a notification when someone else edits your userpage.

Fresh request for this feature from a Slovenian-language editor, at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Tlgxli72jrmajwpw and specifically mentioning subpages.

I miss notifications if someone edited my user page or subpage.

Feb 21 2017, 7:56 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Email, Notifications

Feb 17 2017

Quiddity added a project to T101161: "Mark as patrolled" gadget for Contributions and History: MediaWiki-Patrolling.
Feb 17 2017, 11:46 PM · MediaWiki-Patrolling, Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata
Quiddity added a comment to T111088: Convert EditPage.php to use OOUI rather than MW UI.

Do we even need a Cancel button?

IMHO, we don't. I would get rid of it.

Feb 17 2017, 12:35 AM · User-Ladsgroup, Editing-Department, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, UI-Standardization

Feb 16 2017

Quiddity awarded T42284: The CSS of each gadget is included two times a Love token.
Feb 16 2017, 9:39 PM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-14_(1.29.0-wmf.12)), MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-21_(1.29.0-wmf.13)), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Gadgets

Feb 15 2017

Quiddity added a comment to T149884: Log instances of infoboxes being wrapped in containers.

Hi, I might be able to help, if the task is just understanding where these are containers are coming from? Please could you point towards the existing example(s) that you found? (I couldn't see anything in the older task, but might've missed it)

Feb 15 2017, 10:45 PM · Reading-Web-Backlog, MobileFrontend

Feb 14 2017

Quiddity moved T146326: Determine if multi-reverted edits still send notifications to all non-IP users who were reverted from Ready to Go to February on the Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017) board.
Feb 14 2017, 4:56 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017), Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Notifications
Quiddity moved T155663: Update the Product Documentation help pages from Ready to Go to February on the Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017) board.
Feb 14 2017, 4:56 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017), Documentation
Quiddity moved T149625: Nick's work with Movement Strategy pages from Ready to Go to February on the Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017) board.
Feb 14 2017, 4:56 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017)
Quiddity moved T97187: Post feedback to all suggestions on CEP Process Ideas page from Backlog to March on the Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017) board.
Feb 14 2017, 4:55 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017)
Quiddity added a comment to T111088: Convert EditPage.php to use OOUI rather than MW UI.

+1 to "Editing help" being normal linked blue text.

Feb 14 2017, 12:57 AM · User-Ladsgroup, Editing-Department, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, UI-Standardization
Quiddity added a comment to T149806: [A/B/C Test] Add cross-wiki search results in a right sidebar.

Love it.
1 emphatic request: Please make the main links use the normal Blue color, as per almost all standard links on our sites.

  • Context: I first did a mouse-over of (more) because it was the only blue link (but then I saw it was just another local search). After I realized that "Irlanda" was the direct link, I tried clicking on ALL the bold black text (and icon), because I was suddenly unsure which parts were links, and which were just bold text...

Feb 14 2017, 12:18 AM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-28_(1.29.0-wmf.14)), MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-14_(1.29.0-wmf.12)), MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-02-07_(1.29.0-wmf.11)), MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-01-31_(1.29.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search (Current work), CirrusSearch, Discovery

Feb 13 2017

Quiddity edited projects for T97187: Post feedback to all suggestions on CEP Process Ideas page, added: Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017); removed Community-Liaisons.
Feb 13 2017, 8:50 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar 2017)
Pppery awarded T109869: Hovercards should not show <noinclude> content in the extract a Dislike token.
Feb 13 2017, 4:59 PM · Reading-Web-Backlog, TextExtracts, Page-Previews

Feb 12 2017

Quiddity awarded T157625: I want a way in wikitext mode to identify that a selection shouldn't be treated as wikitext a Love token.
Feb 12 2017, 7:15 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Quiddity added hashtags to 3d: 3d, threed.
Feb 12 2017, 6:40 PM
Quiddity removed a hashtag from accidental-duplicate: 3d.
Feb 12 2017, 6:40 PM
Quiddity renamed accidental-duplicate from "3d" to "accidental-duplicate".
Feb 12 2017, 6:39 PM
Quiddity added a comment to T156075: Figure out how communications and meetings will work for the Tool Labs standards committee.

I think we just need these actions, to resolve this task:

  1. Amir1, Huji, and EranRoz, to join the IRC channel.
  2. Discuss a regular meeting. (Not everyone is permanently on IRC, so I guess the mailing list will be our "coordinate with everyone" method. I've started a thread...)
Feb 12 2017, 3:20 AM · Tool-Labs-standards-committee
Quiddity added a hashtag to Tool-Labs-standards-committee: tlsc.
Feb 12 2017, 1:58 AM
Quiddity edited Description on Tool-Labs.
Feb 12 2017, 1:57 AM
Quiddity edited the description of T156075: Figure out how communications and meetings will work for the Tool Labs standards committee.
Feb 12 2017, 1:32 AM · Tool-Labs-standards-committee

Feb 11 2017

Quiddity created T157884: Nothing loads on Special:EntitiesWithoutDescription or Special:EntitiesWithoutLabel results.
Feb 11 2017, 9:49 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Feb 10 2017

Quiddity updated subscribers of T109561: Add non-exact title search to Special:Undelete and corresponding API.
Feb 10 2017, 4:53 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, Patch-For-Review, Discovery, CirrusSearch, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Quiddity edited projects for T157345: Initial thumbnail generation works but returns an error on first access , added: 3d; removed accidental-duplicate.
Feb 10 2017, 4:40 AM · 3d, Multimedia
Quiddity edited projects for T157346: Thumbnail generation should respect the aspect ratio of the default view of the object, somehow, added: 3d; removed accidental-duplicate.
Feb 10 2017, 4:40 AM · 3d, Multimedia
Quiddity edited projects for T157348: Have search recognise STL files as a new kind of media file ('type:3d' or whatever), added: 3d; removed accidental-duplicate.
Feb 10 2017, 4:39 AM · 3d, Patch-For-Review, Multimedia
Quiddity edited projects for T157349: When looking at 3D files, the cursor in MediaViewer should change to the four-way-drag interactive thing at least., added: 3d; removed accidental-duplicate.
Feb 10 2017, 4:39 AM · 3d, Reading-Web-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-MultimediaViewer, Multimedia
Quiddity edited projects for T157409: 3d extension has inconsistent license, added: 3d; removed accidental-duplicate.
Feb 10 2017, 4:39 AM · 3d, Software-Licensing
Quiddity edited projects for T157347: I18n not being pulled through into Special:Version, added: 3d; removed accidental-duplicate.
Feb 10 2017, 4:38 AM · 3d, Easy, Multimedia
Quiddity edited Description on 3d.
Feb 10 2017, 4:38 AM

Feb 9 2017

Quiddity added a comment to T156218: Create mailing list for Tool-Labs-standards-committee .
  • Admin email fwd'd to Huji.
  • List settings changed to private archives, require "Confirm and approve" for new subscriptions, plus added description, and short subject line prefix ("TLSC").
  • I'll mass-invite the rest of you.

(Sorry for the delay. Phab-mail backlog)

Feb 9 2017, 4:08 AM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Tool-Labs-standards-committee

Feb 8 2017

Quiddity added a comment to T156407: Formatting issues with Edit Notices window.

Quick addendums:

  • Template code: Yes please, to divs instead of tables! - However, it might be prudent/practical to wait for Global Templates to arrive, before actually launching widespread changes. (But code them up beforehand, so that they're ready to propose/deploy)
  • Image-wrap/whitespace: When the template is displayed in the visual editor edit-notice box, I think it would be fine to make the text wrap around the icon.
  • Image location: In the above circumstance, relocating the image to the top-right corner (for LTR) seems potentially reasonable.
    • I assume relocating it to the top-left corner would cause some text line-wrap ugliness? Perhaps we could try out limiting the image height to a certain pixel limit, so that it only wraps after 2 lines or so?)
Feb 8 2017, 10:16 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor