Dec 16 2018
There are a number of points worth making here, though they do not impact on the base idea behind the bug, indeed one is makes it more important.
May 16 2018
Just a note that this impacts potential extensions that rely on this type of functionality.
Mar 3 2018
Aug 9 2017
We will be wanting to insert something like
To be consistent with the history view, the number should be displayed before the edit summary of the right hand edit. This may be misleading in that it appears to assign the change to the last edit.
Question: The diff view from history is a different use case to the diff view for "show changes". It is also different from a diff generated from two page version numbers which are not necessarily of the same page. Will this patch need to distinguish these cases? If the numerical value is stored in the database, then the history version may be simple, for adjacent versions. For non-adjacent versions it will still need calculating.
May 31 2017
Is this total destruction of a historic set of documents?
There is also the possibility that it is something else loading from bits, perhaps. There seems to be a metric tonne of css, js and other stuff in there.
May 27 2017
Feb 13 2017
Simple way is to re-instate magic links.
I agree with SV above. This is a major (and somewhat foolish) change. It should not be imposed by a technocracy.
Jan 3 2017
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Aug 12 2016
Great work everyone (especially Ryan!).
Simple is good.
I have changed hidden filter 12 on en:wiki so that it will work with either version of ccnorm, after the Mediawiki change it can have the code for old version removed.
This approach means that we get no gap where filters are inactive, and hence no narrow window for implementing the changes, nor any rush after the Mediawiki change.
It also means that if we have to revert the Mediawiki change within a short time, the rules should still work.
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May 23 2016
The correct solution for this problem is clear if we separate the concept of Wikipedia articles from Wikidata items.
May 6 2016
Here is a plan:
Apr 8 2016
And here is some MIT licensed glue to both POSIX and PCRE libraries. http://rrthomas.github.io/lrexlib/
This should be fixed. Of course breaking reg-exes exist, but we face the same problem as we did when we tried to deny template developers parser functions on the grounds that they were idiots and would break the whole wiki - namely that someone will write Module:RegEx.
Apr 1 2016
There are privacy issues here. I have initiated a discussion at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28policy%29#Privacy_and_dark_traffic
Feb 23 2016
As the latest person to get bitten by this bug, can I press for some progress. If the category suggested by Tim in six years ago, and Mr Stradivarius one year ago can be implemented, then we can at least get some idea of the magnitude of the misfeature use. Conversely if they can't let us find another way forward.
Feb 4 2016
This is a real nightmare.
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Jan 10 2016
@Aklapper - best to ping me via my en:wp talk page
Nov 19 2015
There has to be concern that a recursive check like this could seriously degrade the privacy of users. For example suppose that I am a trusted user - something I am never sure about - and I come up as having shared an IP with a vandal. A manual checkuser would stop there, and perhaps confirm that the IP usage was widely disparate in time if it was an dynamic IP, or was a communal hotspot or something, but a recursive one would identify all the IPs I had edited from, and all the editors who had edited from those IPs, etc.. I know certain editors who do not want their attendance at meet-ups shared with non-attendees, and it would certainly not be a good thing to have these associations seen by some who have Checkuser power, and doubtless archived on the Checkuser wiki for all eternity.
Sep 15 2015
I like the tag "Huggle" since it's a proper noun. WPCleaner does and AWB would also start with capitals. Keep lower case for things like "generic tool".
Jul 27 2015
Confirm this is almost ubiquitous. And possibly linked to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T101224
Jun 20 2015
There is a throttle setting that is overridden of WP:EN, specifically to allow the use of mass rollback/undo. Perhaps this same mechanism could be applied here.
Jun 2 2015
We could drive this of edit-filters fairly easily,if that's what you mean. The existing solution should be blindingly fast, and is easy to understand Edit filters would have the benefit of simplifying the overall scenario, and of providing a warning log that could be useful in forestalling abuse.
May 31 2015
Given there are some issues about the change-set proposed by Platonides (for which thanks), can we resolve this bug by utilising the fallback mechanism Krinkle mentions to "Restricted-use media list"?
Feb 17 2015
I strongly disagree with this. There is no purpose to be served other than vindictiveness in denying locked users the ability to receive email.
Dec 7 2014
It's worth noting that one often comes to Wikipedia with an unknown term, where there is uncertainty in both the language and meaning. This use case would not be helped very much by this solution, though other cases might.