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Jul 19 2019

Retro updated the task description for T223990: Automatically moving user talk pages during renames should not trigger "You have new messages".
Jul 19 2019, 6:18 PM · patch-welcome, Notifications, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Growth-Team, GlobalRename

Jul 4 2019

Retro renamed T227119: Allow editing and moving to be done as a simulataneous operation from Allow editing and moving to be done as an atomic operation to Allow editing and moving to be done as a simulataneous operation.
Jul 4 2019, 8:27 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing
Retro added a comment to T227119: Allow editing and moving to be done as a simulataneous operation.

I think there are 2 separate things here:

Jul 4 2019, 8:26 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jul 2 2019

Retro updated subscribers of T227119: Allow editing and moving to be done as a simulataneous operation.

What does "interrupted" mean? What creates that interruption? Can you point to examples? It's unclear to me what the problem is.

Jul 2 2019, 10:16 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing
Retro added a project to T227119: Allow editing and moving to be done as a simulataneous operation: MediaWiki-Page-editing.
Jul 2 2019, 5:35 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing
Retro renamed T227119: Allow editing and moving to be done as a simulataneous operation from Allow editing and moving to be done as an atomic option to Allow editing and moving to be done as an atomic operation.
Jul 2 2019, 5:27 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing
Retro created T227119: Allow editing and moving to be done as a simulataneous operation.
Jul 2 2019, 5:27 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jun 27 2019

Retro updated the task description for T18195: query-continue incorrect for usercontribs.
Jun 27 2019, 10:26 PM · MediaWiki-API

Jun 21 2019

Retro added a comment to T219642: Disallow pinging notification with a link inside a signature.

@Amorymeltzer Hmm, I see.

Jun 21 2019, 9:00 PM · Growth-Team, Notifications

Jun 19 2019

Retro added a comment to T219642: Disallow pinging notification with a link inside a signature.

@Amorymeltzer Using signatures in this way isn't necessarily abusive or harassment.

Jun 19 2019, 9:44 PM · Growth-Team, Notifications
Retro added a comment to T140606: User preferences: Check raw signature for linter errors.
  • Add a widget to do validation of signature on Special:Preferences, and reject new signatures that have lint errors.

While it is needed to check a signature when saving in Special:Preferences, there is also a need to check when posting on a talk page as the signature can contain a template which could be changed after the saving on Special:Preferences has occured.

Jun 19 2019, 9:23 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Jun 7 2019

Retro added a comment to T114055: Selflinks via Special/MyLanguage should still be selflinks.

This is particularly a problem with page navigation templates.

Jun 7 2019, 4:23 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-Internationalization
Retro added a comment to T140606: User preferences: Check raw signature for linter errors.

Thanks for the link, @Jonesey95. That was exactly the type of bot task I envisioned. I've also been accumulating my own list of faulty signatures in a similar manner, so perhaps they could be added to the next BRFA.

Jun 7 2019, 1:45 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Jun 5 2019

Retro added a comment to T140606: User preferences: Check raw signature for linter errors.

They will not fix the root cause of the problem, however[.]

That's true, but I think both parts of the problem need to be taken into consideration when determining the best course of action. @WOSlinker's suggested signature validation checks would be ideal, but if they take a while to get implemented (or are never implemented), we'll have to come up with our own active solutions in the meantime. Bots that fix all of the prior cases may also be able to help editors with newly switched misformatted signatures correct the formatting errors (perhaps à la BracketBot). Then again, it might be better to approach such issues with a more personal touch.

Jun 5 2019, 11:19 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Jun 3 2019

Aklapper renamed Retro from E_to_the_Pi_times_i to Retro.
Jun 3 2019, 4:21 PM
Retro added a comment to T140606: User preferences: Check raw signature for linter errors.

I think we're well past the point of easily catching up on en.WP at least. But for dealing with the current problem, I think if we identify the signatures that are problematic, we can use a bot to do a one-time run for each username (after ensuring the user has received a message to change their username if they haven't already changed their username). Of course, this doesn't solve the long-term problem, but it does at least allow more systematic handling of prior problematic content (and a new signature filter wouldn't fix previous mistakes).

Jun 3 2019, 4:21 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Retro triaged T224900: Change my Phabricator username from "E to Pi times i" to "Retro" as Low priority.
Jun 3 2019, 4:05 PM · Phabricator
Retro updated the task description for T224900: Change my Phabricator username from "E to Pi times i" to "Retro".
Jun 3 2019, 4:01 PM · Phabricator
Retro moved T224900: Change my Phabricator username from "E to Pi times i" to "Retro" from To Triage to Administration (UI) on the Phabricator board.
Jun 3 2019, 4:00 PM · Phabricator
Retro created T224900: Change my Phabricator username from "E to Pi times i" to "Retro".
Jun 3 2019, 4:00 PM · Phabricator
Restricted Application added a project to T3492: Multiple watchlists: Growth-Team.
Jun 3 2019, 2:41 PM · Growth-Team, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-Watchlist

May 21 2019

Retro created T223990: Automatically moving user talk pages during renames should not trigger "You have new messages".
May 21 2019, 11:50 AM · patch-welcome, Notifications, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Growth-Team, GlobalRename

May 18 2019

Retro added a comment to T223709: Namespace selection in AdvancedSearch is not respected any more.

@thiemowmde This indeed appears to be the same problem my bug described, but this sums it up much more succinctly, and has more useful details.

May 18 2019, 3:06 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.8; 2019-06-04), WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2019-05-29, Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search, TCB-Team, Regression, Advanced-Search
Retro updated subscribers of T223701: Recent search regression: changing certain components in the search bar changes the URL to a plain index.php.

@EBernhardson @dcausse @Krinkle I notice you three worked on the recent CirrusSearch changes; perhaps you can shed some light on where this is coming from (or if it's even coming from CirrusSearch, as opposed to core).

May 18 2019, 10:46 AM · TCB-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Advanced-Search, Regression, Patch-For-Review
Retro updated the task description for T223701: Recent search regression: changing certain components in the search bar changes the URL to a plain index.php.
May 18 2019, 10:41 AM · TCB-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Advanced-Search, Regression, Patch-For-Review
Retro updated the task description for T223701: Recent search regression: changing certain components in the search bar changes the URL to a plain index.php.
May 18 2019, 10:38 AM · TCB-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Advanced-Search, Regression, Patch-For-Review
Retro updated the task description for T223701: Recent search regression: changing certain components in the search bar changes the URL to a plain index.php.
May 18 2019, 10:35 AM · TCB-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Advanced-Search, Regression, Patch-For-Review
Retro created T223701: Recent search regression: changing certain components in the search bar changes the URL to a plain index.php.
May 18 2019, 10:35 AM · TCB-Team, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, Advanced-Search, Regression, Patch-For-Review
Retro added a comment to T22307: Generate automatic summary /* blah */ when I manually add a section heading when editing.
In T22307#5184121, @E_to_the_Pi_times_i wrote:

[H]aving it done server-side after the page saves would definitely go against my expectations. If it ends up implemented this way, it should have a very clear opt-out mechanism (or perhaps even be opt-in).

May 18 2019, 12:56 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Patch-For-Review, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

May 15 2019

Retro added a comment to T69068: Anchors in summaries of section edits should work correctly for titles with templates (eg. {{int:}}.

Perhaps some way to remember the anchor for the section being edited while saving the edit, and using that for the edit summary. That way, it is saved as a simple link in the edit summary itself, locked in time, without extra computation cost to view the history page, and without extra parsing features for the edit summary.

May 15 2019, 11:05 AM · MediaWiki-History-and-Diffs, MediaWiki-Internationalization
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T69068: Anchors in summaries of section edits should work correctly for titles with templates (eg. {{int:}}.
May 15 2019, 10:49 AM · MediaWiki-History-and-Diffs, MediaWiki-Internationalization
Retro added a comment to T22307: Generate automatic summary /* blah */ when I manually add a section heading when editing.

I agree with the concerns @Jdforrester-WMF brought up: having it done server-side after the page saves would definitely go against my expectations. If it ends up implemented this way, it should have a very clear opt-out mechanism (or perhaps even be opt-in). Also, perhaps it should be opted out by default for those who already have the "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary" box checked (not sure if there's really any correlation there, though).

May 15 2019, 10:44 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Patch-For-Review, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

May 14 2019

Retro closed T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine as Declined.
May 14 2019, 9:09 PM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a comment to T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.

@Reedy At the time, I was trying to match pairs of ref tags, like:

May 14 2019, 9:08 PM · AutoWikiBrowser

May 10 2019

Retro reopened T5324: On redirect pages, "article" tab in top bar should lead to nonredirected page (&redirect=no) as "Open".
May 10 2019, 1:37 AM · MediaWiki-Redirects
Retro added a comment to T5324: On redirect pages, "article" tab in top bar should lead to nonredirected page (&redirect=no).

Reading the previous comments, I'm not clear that the original reasons for closing this actually address this report's request directly. To reply to Brion's comment, one can test a whether a redirect works as expected by clicking the large link that the redirect page produces. To reply to Huji's comment, the links that the redirect page generate when the redirect is created are irrelevant to the links accessed when switching between tabs; these are two entirely separate workflows.

May 10 2019, 1:37 AM · MediaWiki-Redirects

May 9 2019

Retro updated the task description for T72163: Edit conflicts (tracking).
May 9 2019, 1:21 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Tracking-Neverending, MediaWiki-Page-editing

May 8 2019

Retro updated the task description for T222791: Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in browser.
May 8 2019, 5:37 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro updated the task description for T222791: Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in browser.
May 8 2019, 5:33 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a comment to T222791: Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in browser.

Since I think I was a bit unclear above, I'll give an example: let's say I wanted to open the article Logical fallacy in my browser from AWB. Because Logical fallacy is a redirect, I would end up at Formal fallacy. But I've found I sometimes want to open the redirect itself in my browser.

May 8 2019, 5:32 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a comment to T222791: Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in browser.

@Reedy AWB doesn't need to know it's a redirect; it just needs to add &redirect=no to the URL if opening the title as a redirect.

May 8 2019, 5:21 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro renamed T222791: Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in browser from Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in brower to Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in browser.
May 8 2019, 12:23 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro created T222791: Add right-click menu option to open redirect directly in browser.
May 8 2019, 12:22 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a project to T222784: Show search snippets in Database Scanner search: WorkType-NewFunctionality.
May 8 2019, 11:51 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro updated the task description for T222784: Show search snippets in Database Scanner search.
May 8 2019, 11:38 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added parent tasks for T222784: Show search snippets in Database Scanner search: T169425: [AutoWikiBrowser] Database scanner related tickets, T169413: [AutoWikiBrowser] Interface related tickets.
May 8 2019, 11:20 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a subtask for T169413: [AutoWikiBrowser] Interface related tickets: T222784: Show search snippets in Database Scanner search.
May 8 2019, 11:20 AM · Tracking-Neverending, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a subtask for T169425: [AutoWikiBrowser] Database scanner related tickets: T222784: Show search snippets in Database Scanner search.
May 8 2019, 11:20 AM · Tracking-Neverending, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro updated the task description for T222784: Show search snippets in Database Scanner search.
May 8 2019, 11:18 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro created T222784: Show search snippets in Database Scanner search.
May 8 2019, 11:17 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a comment to T99326: [Migrated] Undo and Ctrl+Z in the Replace Special window operate on the rules list exclusively, never the "Find" and "If" tabs.

Removing Ctrl-Z undo entirely would be better than the current state. The current state of undoing rules doesn't seem useful to anyone; I rarely find myself needing to undo rules, and if one needs to, they can just delete the rule.

May 8 2019, 10:21 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Apr 11 2018

Retro added a comment to T191944: [Page History] create "Top editors" sub-tool.

I'd be fine with that; it would just be nice to be able to see all the page editors simultaneously, but it's not vital. It's just a minor annoyance.

Apr 11 2018, 1:13 PM · XTools
Retro created T191944: [Page History] create "Top editors" sub-tool.
Apr 11 2018, 12:01 AM · XTools

Apr 10 2018

Retro created T191943: Edit counter doesn't work for IP users.
Apr 10 2018, 11:59 PM · XTools
Retro created T191942: Page History overcounts unique editors..
Apr 10 2018, 11:57 PM · XTools

Apr 1 2018

Retro renamed T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine from Regex matching continues from END of last match, instead of next position from BEGINNING of last match to [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.
Apr 1 2018, 6:16 PM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro updated the task description for T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.
Apr 1 2018, 6:15 PM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro reopened T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine as "Open".
Apr 1 2018, 6:09 PM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a comment to T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.

I found out what I'm looking for: the global flag adds the behavior of finding every possible match. This would be useful in some cases, so it might be useful as a checkbox, but it should definitely not be on by default.

Apr 1 2018, 6:08 PM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro added a comment to T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.

Never mind. I think this is the intended regex behavior. There are workarounds, so it's fine. There may be a flag that does my intended behavior in regex; more research is necessary.

Apr 1 2018, 5:49 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro closed T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine as Invalid.
Apr 1 2018, 5:49 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro renamed T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine from Regex matching continues from END of last match, instead of from next character to Regex matching continues from END of last match, instead of next position from BEGINNING of last match.
Apr 1 2018, 5:22 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro updated the task description for T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.
Apr 1 2018, 5:21 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro updated the task description for T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.
Apr 1 2018, 5:19 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Retro created T191160: [Feature request] Add global flag to AWB's regex engine.
Apr 1 2018, 5:17 AM · AutoWikiBrowser