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Thu, Nov 26

RoySmith created T268855: Visual Editor link tool should provide better assistance to filter out undesirable links.
Thu, Nov 26, 11:16 PM · VisualEditor

Fri, Nov 13

RoySmith added a comment to T267804: Varnish 503 errors on page with large number of flag icons..

User:Davidwr reports on the VP:T thread that this diff hits the limit, and I can reproduce that myself:

Fri, Nov 13, 10:55 PM · MediaWiki-Parser, Operations

Thu, Nov 12

RoySmith created T267804: Varnish 503 errors on page with large number of flag icons..
Thu, Nov 12, 3:16 PM · MediaWiki-Parser, Operations

Mon, Nov 9

RoySmith created T267505: <nowiki> added around pipes in template.
Mon, Nov 9, 1:06 AM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Oct 2 2020

RoySmith created T264438: wikilinks with multiple colons but valid namespace render incorrectly.
Oct 2 2020, 1:11 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

Sep 22 2020

RoySmith created T263538: "At" field not searchable in Visual Editor citation tool.
Sep 22 2020, 12:39 PM · VisualEditor

Sep 13 2020

RoySmith created T262758: VE hangs when editing reference.
Sep 13 2020, 3:02 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), VisualEditor

Sep 1 2020

RoySmith added a project to T261752: API: Make list=users display status of globally blocked users: Platform Team Initiatives (API Gateway).
Sep 1 2020, 2:06 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, GlobalBlocking, Platform Engineering, MediaWiki-API
RoySmith created T261752: API: Make list=users display status of globally blocked users.
Sep 1 2020, 2:05 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, GlobalBlocking, Platform Engineering, MediaWiki-API

Aug 26 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T14396: "what links here" should list the template, not the pages that use it.

+1 to implementing this functionality.

Aug 26 2020, 6:47 PM · Discovery-Search, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Schema-change, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Aug 21 2020

RoySmith created T260962: "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError".
Aug 21 2020, 1:27 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, Wikimedia-production-error

Aug 8 2020

Yurik awarded T256482: kubectl logs fails on /usr/lib/uwsgi/plugins/python_plugin.so a Haypence token.
Aug 8 2020, 12:06 AM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes

Jul 18 2020

RoySmith created T258337: Advanced search doesn't handle removing template name.
Jul 18 2020, 9:11 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.8; 2020-09-08), Unplanned-Sprint-Work, WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-07-22, Patch-For-Review, Advanced-Search

Jul 11 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T257729: Python social_core incorrectly escapes text in AuthException.

Oh, my bad. I thought that was something developed by MWF.

Jul 11 2020, 4:45 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-OAuth
RoySmith created T257729: Python social_core incorrectly escapes text in AuthException.
Jul 11 2020, 4:21 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-OAuth

Jul 3 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

I'm not getting how this is supposed to work. I've reconfigured my django app to log to stderr. That output is ending up in $HOME/uwsgi.log. When I run "kubectl logs", all I get is the error message mentioned above, and no additional output, no matter how long I wait.

Jul 3 2020, 2:54 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes

Jul 1 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T256482: kubectl logs fails on /usr/lib/uwsgi/plugins/python_plugin.so.

Ah, thanks for the explanation. I just assumed it was kubectl failing to start up properly.

Jul 1 2020, 3:02 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes

Jun 30 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

As I pointed out above (and opened T256482 for), kubectl logs doesn't run.

Jun 30 2020, 11:52 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes
RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

Any update on this? Any kind of workaround to get real-time logging?

Jun 30 2020, 10:20 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes

Jun 26 2020

RoySmith created T256482: kubectl logs fails on /usr/lib/uwsgi/plugins/python_plugin.so.
Jun 26 2020, 1:48 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes
RoySmith created T256445: Provide advance warning of login session about to expire.
Jun 26 2020, 3:11 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization
RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

Yup, I can confirm that "watch tail" is significantly faster than "tail -f".

Jun 26 2020, 1:00 AM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes

Jun 25 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

No joy.

Jun 25 2020, 10:52 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes
RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

Yeah, my immediate goal is just to get logging feedback during development. I've never used kubectl logs, but sounds straightforward. I'll give it a try. Thanks.

Jun 25 2020, 10:43 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes
RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

Thanks to everybody for diving in and working on this. In the meantime, is there some workaround I could use? Is there some other host I could log into which has better NFS connectivity?

Jun 25 2020, 10:25 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes
RoySmith added a comment to T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.

@Bstorm , I'm not sure if your question was addressed to me, but I don't have root on the bastions :-)

Jun 25 2020, 9:24 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes
RoySmith updated the task description for T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.
Jun 25 2020, 8:37 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes
RoySmith created T256426: Extremely high latency over NFS between kubernetes node and bastion host.
Jun 25 2020, 8:35 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Toolforge, Kubernetes

Jun 24 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T245898: webservice command should not consume control-p (Docker + Kubernetes).

OK, I've finally found a solution. You can configure tmux to map C-p to the up-arrow escape sequence, which works around docker eating the C-p. It's hacky and duct-tapey, but it works. Still, fie on docker for not providing a way to configure/disable this behavior.

Jun 24 2020, 7:08 PM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Kubernetes

Jun 16 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T255179: Session failures ("invalid CSRF token") preventing edits, login, logout, etc due to kask outage.

As an external observer, I'm fearful of "log everyone out". This will cause a spike in traffic to the authentication infrastructure as everybody logs back in again. Which, of course, was the root cause of this problem to begin with. Is there some way to do a rolling logout, killing say, 1% of the sessions per hour?

Jun 16 2020, 2:13 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, Platform Engineering, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, User-DannyS712

Jun 11 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T255179: Session failures ("invalid CSRF token") preventing edits, login, logout, etc due to kask outage.

Oddly enough, I was able to edit logged out in an incognito window.

Jun 11 2020, 6:53 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, Platform Engineering, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, User-DannyS712
RoySmith added a comment to T255179: Session failures ("invalid CSRF token") preventing edits, login, logout, etc due to kask outage.

This is happening on enwiki as well. I'm also unable to logout! I tried Special:Logout, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

Jun 11 2020, 6:47 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, Platform Engineering, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, User-DannyS712

May 31 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T200703: Special:RandomInCategory does not return all pages with equal probability.

I originally got here when I opened {T230700: Special:RandomInCategory does not return all pages with equal probability} a while ago. I notice that my original example from T230700 was working through AfC work queues, and so is the example given by Ahecht, above. Makes me think that the AfC use case may be different from most other things happening on the wiki. I'm wondering if this could be solved by occasionally re-populating page_random? I could see a couple of possible variations on this.

May 31 2020, 5:51 PM · Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Wikimedia-Rdbms, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Categories

Apr 29 2020

Jan_Kepler awarded T250620: Visual Editor fails during save dialog on specific page containing a Kartographer map a Like token.
Apr 29 2020, 3:31 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.30; 2020-04-28), Editing QA, Maps (Kartographer), Editing-team (Q3 2019-2020 Kanban Board), VisualEditor

Apr 21 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T250876: API error adding serbian entry to wikidata.

Oh, I think I see what's going on. The previous entry is https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q12754671. So this is just a case of the web front end not displaying a useful error message.

Apr 21 2020, 11:15 PM · Wikidata
RoySmith added a project to T250876: API error adding serbian entry to wikidata: Wikidata.
Apr 21 2020, 11:13 PM · Wikidata
RoySmith created T250876: API error adding serbian entry to wikidata.
Apr 21 2020, 11:13 PM · Wikidata
RoySmith added a comment to T250620: Visual Editor fails during save dialog on specific page containing a Kartographer map.

Another user is apparently experiencing the same thing (and managed to capture a video of it happening). See Village Pump thread here.

Apr 21 2020, 6:34 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.30; 2020-04-28), Editing QA, Maps (Kartographer), Editing-team (Q3 2019-2020 Kanban Board), VisualEditor

Apr 19 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T250620: Visual Editor fails during save dialog on specific page containing a Kartographer map.

To be honest, I don't remember the details around the 404. I only got it that one time, and haven't seen it since. If it happens again, I'll try to grab more data.

Apr 19 2020, 10:10 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.30; 2020-04-28), Editing QA, Maps (Kartographer), Editing-team (Q3 2019-2020 Kanban Board), VisualEditor
RoySmith added a comment to T250620: Visual Editor fails during save dialog on specific page containing a Kartographer map.

Looks similar to T246143

Apr 19 2020, 6:21 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.30; 2020-04-28), Editing QA, Maps (Kartographer), Editing-team (Q3 2019-2020 Kanban Board), VisualEditor
RoySmith created T250620: Visual Editor fails during save dialog on specific page containing a Kartographer map.
Apr 19 2020, 5:00 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.30; 2020-04-28), Editing QA, Maps (Kartographer), Editing-team (Q3 2019-2020 Kanban Board), VisualEditor

Apr 18 2020

RoySmith created T250567: Visual Editor search function should not latch option settings.
Apr 18 2020, 6:20 PM · VisualEditor

Apr 13 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T13181: Mark bot edits in histories.

+1 to having bot edits show up in history listings. On enwiki, we have automated processes which find drafts that haven't been touched by a human in 6 months. Being able to see which edits were by bots and which were by humans supports this.

Apr 13 2020, 2:19 PM · MediaWiki-Page-history, MediaWiki-Change-tagging, Schema-change

Apr 7 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views.

On enwiki it just fixes double redirects, so it should be fine there and I suggest unblocking

Apr 7 2020, 5:55 PM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, Wikimedia-production-error, User-DannyS712
RoySmith added a comment to T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views.

Oh, I blocked it on enwiki. I didn't realize that was the wrong place. Should I just unblock it there?

Apr 7 2020, 5:24 PM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, Wikimedia-production-error, User-DannyS712
RoySmith added a comment to T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views.

Just for the record, as the admin who performed the block, I have no objection to any other admin unblocking, once there's agreement that it's appropriate to do so.

Apr 7 2020, 5:02 PM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, Wikimedia-production-error, User-DannyS712
RoySmith added a comment to T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views.

There's a report here that duplicate inter-language links are being generated in wikidata.

Apr 7 2020, 12:08 AM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, Wikimedia-production-error, User-DannyS712

Apr 6 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T249565: Wikidata's wb_items_per_site table has suddenly disappeared, creating DBQueryErrors on page views.

I've blocked EmausBot to limit the damage.

Apr 6 2020, 11:37 PM · User-Addshore, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.27; 2020-04-07), User-notice, Wikimedia-Incident, User-Ladsgroup, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, DBA, Wikidata, Wikimedia-production-error, User-DannyS712
RoySmith added a comment to T249568: DBQueryError.

Hmmm, based on a thread at Wikipedia talk:Village pump (technical), looks like this is widespread.

Apr 6 2020, 11:16 PM
RoySmith created T249568: DBQueryError.
Apr 6 2020, 11:13 PM

Apr 2 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T248796: MobileFormatter doesn't run on complex pages and gives no feedback to editors creating confusion.

It turns out the OP is having problems accessing phab, but they implemented something very similar and that did indeed resolve the issue.

Apr 2 2020, 1:39 AM · MobileFrontend, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)

Apr 1 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T248796: MobileFormatter doesn't run on complex pages and gives no feedback to editors creating confusion.

Interesting thought, thanks. I'll suggest it to the OP.

Apr 1 2020, 3:47 PM · MobileFrontend, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)

Mar 31 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T248796: MobileFormatter doesn't run on complex pages and gives no feedback to editors creating confusion.

At what level is the transformation done? If the large page were broken up into sufficiently small subpages which were then transcluded into a composite top-level page, would that solve the problem?

Mar 31 2020, 4:33 PM · MobileFrontend, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)

Mar 29 2020

RoySmith updated the task description for T248796: MobileFormatter doesn't run on complex pages and gives no feedback to editors creating confusion.
Mar 29 2020, 4:12 PM · MobileFrontend, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)
RoySmith created T248796: MobileFormatter doesn't run on complex pages and gives no feedback to editors creating confusion.
Mar 29 2020, 4:10 PM · MobileFrontend, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)

Mar 26 2020

RoySmith created T248599: Quarry should warn users about space->underscore transformations.
Mar 26 2020, 4:25 PM · Quarry

Mar 15 2020

RoySmith created T247696: Tweak P-wrapping (tokenhandler pass OR DOM pass) to avoid swallowing trailing style tags that follow a template opening tag (and ditto for leading style tags that preced a template closing tag).
Mar 15 2020, 3:02 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Feb 22 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T245898: webservice command should not consume control-p (Docker + Kubernetes).

The real problem is that in-band signalling is evil. You would think we would have learned our lesson 50 or 60 years ago.

Feb 22 2020, 1:31 AM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Kubernetes
RoySmith created T245898: webservice command should not consume control-p (Docker + Kubernetes).
Feb 22 2020, 12:51 AM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Kubernetes

Feb 16 2020

Stephndevo awarded R2723:f9c8ed8ec1c9: Update Django to 2.2.8. a 100 token.
Feb 16 2020, 4:23 AM

Feb 2 2020

RoySmith created T244092: Provide assistance for renaming an article.
Feb 2 2020, 6:29 PM · MediaWiki-Page-rename, VisualEditor

Jan 29 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T243736: Earwig's Copyvio Detector down due to "The supplied API key is not configured for use from this IP address." from google-api-proxy.

As a mostly outsider who's been watching this, let me toss out a couple of random thoughts.

Jan 29 2020, 5:49 PM · Google-api-proxy, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol, Tools

Jan 27 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T243703: Visual Editor should accept pre-formatted references via the Cite tool.

Interesting, I never even thought to try that. I just assumed I had to use the Cite tool. Thanks!

Jan 27 2020, 2:53 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

Jan 26 2020

RoySmith created T243703: Visual Editor should accept pre-formatted references via the Cite tool.
Jan 26 2020, 4:21 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

Jan 11 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T242520: Allow Cloud mailing list to be indexed .

I'm fine with an internal search tool instead of external search engines, but the mailing list really does need to be indexed in some way. Not that the spammers and harvesters respect robots.txt anyway.

Jan 11 2020, 10:00 PM · User-RhinosF1, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
MarcoAurelio awarded T242520: Allow Cloud mailing list to be indexed a Dislike token.
Jan 11 2020, 9:51 PM · User-RhinosF1, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
RoySmith created T242520: Allow Cloud mailing list to be indexed .
Jan 11 2020, 6:51 PM · User-RhinosF1, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Jan 7 2020

RoySmith added a comment to T16396: Clear new messages flag for anonymous users after a few months.

Another report:

Jan 7 2020, 2:59 PM · MediaWiki-Interface

Jan 5 2020

RoySmith created T241948: Search giving inappropriate "Showing results for ... Search instead for ....".
Jan 5 2020, 9:11 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work), CirrusSearch
RoySmith added a comment to T240796: Upgrade jq to v1.6 on bastion hosts.

OK, thanks. If it's not an easy install, it's not that important. I've found a different way to do what I needed to do anyway.

Jan 5 2020, 1:31 AM · Toolforge (Software install/update)

Dec 31 2019

RoySmith created T241655: Commons upload warning options are ambiguously worded: "OK" and "Cancel".
Dec 31 2019, 7:43 PM · UploadWizard

Dec 15 2019

RoySmith created T240796: Upgrade jq to v1.6 on bastion hosts.
Dec 15 2019, 4:56 PM · Toolforge (Software install/update)

Dec 12 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T146418: Special:Contributions lists namespaces by index number, which is not intuitive.

A few thoughts on this...

Dec 12 2019, 6:04 PM · Design, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Dec 9 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T230961: Add Python 3.7 to Toolforge Kubernetes.

Ah, got it. Works fine now, and python 3.7.3 is indeed there. Thanks!

Dec 9 2019, 10:32 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Toolforge (Software install/update)
RoySmith added a comment to T230961: Add Python 3.7 to Toolforge Kubernetes.

I'm not 100% sure what question you're asking. I login as user "roysmith", and then run "become roysmith-test". I guess the later is what you're looking for?

Dec 9 2019, 6:53 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Toolforge (Software install/update)
RoySmith added a comment to T230961: Add Python 3.7 to Toolforge Kubernetes.

Hmmm. I've only been running in the grid environment, but it sounds like I should be looking at moving over the k8s in general. I'm reading up on that.

Dec 9 2019, 4:22 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Toolforge (Software install/update)
RoySmith added a comment to T230961: Add Python 3.7 to Toolforge Kubernetes.

Can it be made available from the command line on the bastion hosts? And in the grid environment?

Dec 9 2019, 3:28 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Toolforge (Software install/update)
RoySmith added a comment to T230961: Add Python 3.7 to Toolforge Kubernetes.

Python 3.7 support has been added.

Dec 9 2019, 3:07 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Toolforge (Software install/update)

Dec 7 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T237709: Cannot view diffs on Special:Undelete - ends in InvalidArgumentException.

If I'm reading the roadmap correctly, the fix is due to roll out for enwiki as part of 1.35.0-wmf.10, on December 12th.

Dec 7 2019, 6:41 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), MediaWiki-Page-diffs, MediaWiki-Page-deletion, Wikimedia-production-error

Nov 19 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T234612: Soft launch proxy-based access for a few partners.

Not really much I can add. RBP is the only subscription I have that's been converted to the new system, and that's one I use very rarely.

Nov 19 2019, 3:30 PM · The-Wikipedia-Library (Kanban), Library-Card-Platform-Proxy

Nov 18 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T234612: Soft launch proxy-based access for a few partners.

OK, it's working now, thanks.

Nov 18 2019, 5:09 PM · The-Wikipedia-Library (Kanban), Library-Card-Platform-Proxy

Nov 17 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T234450: Special:Contributions requests with a high &limit= caused excessive database load.

How up to date are the replicas? When investigating abuse, you need the full history, including what has happened recently. If you need to use one tool to see the current data and another to see the historical record, that unworkable.

Nov 17 2019, 12:59 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes, MW-1.33-notes, MW-1.34-notes, Platform Engineering, Security, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), User-notice, Vuln-DoS, Performance Issue, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-production-error

Nov 16 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T234612: Soft launch proxy-based access for a few partners.

I just accepted the TOS (ticked the "I agree with the terms of use" checkbox, then clicked the "I accept" button). Then clicked on "Your collection", "Proxy/bundle access", then "Access resource". Still getting the same error message.

Nov 16 2019, 6:16 PM · The-Wikipedia-Library (Kanban), Library-Card-Platform-Proxy
RoySmith added a comment to T234612: Soft launch proxy-based access for a few partners.

I can see my Rock's Back Pages subscription under Proxy/bundle access, with an expiration date of Dec 9, 2019. But, when I click on "Access resource", I get "We are sorry, but your account does not have access to this resource. If you think you have reached this screen in error or have questions about the resource you were trying to reach, please contact your library", at URL https://wikipedialibrary.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.rocksbackpages.com

Nov 16 2019, 5:21 PM · The-Wikipedia-Library (Kanban), Library-Card-Platform-Proxy

Nov 9 2019

RoySmith created T237810: Diff on deleted page results in Internal error.
Nov 9 2019, 2:31 PM · MediaWiki-Page-deletion, Wikimedia-production-error

Nov 8 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T237729: Special:Logs -- "All public logs" is misleading..

If it said, "Public logs", and I didn't see any thanks, the obvious assumption would be that thanks were not public.

Nov 8 2019, 9:36 PM · MediaWiki-Logevents, MediaWiki-Special-pages
RoySmith created T237729: Special:Logs -- "All public logs" is misleading..
Nov 8 2019, 2:27 PM · MediaWiki-Logevents, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Oct 30 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T234450: Special:Contributions requests with a high &limit= caused excessive database load.

My comment about the automated tools was an afterthought. My main point was that as a human exploring user and article histories, being limited to 500 per page is a real problem.

Oct 30 2019, 1:24 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes, MW-1.33-notes, MW-1.34-notes, Platform Engineering, Security, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), User-notice, Vuln-DoS, Performance Issue, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-production-error
RoySmith added a comment to T234450: Special:Contributions requests with a high &limit= caused excessive database load.

I often want to search through more than 500 items at a time. I just click on the "next 500" that's available in the U/I, then add an extra 0 to the URL. Not being able to do that is a problem.

Oct 30 2019, 3:20 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes, MW-1.33-notes, MW-1.34-notes, Platform Engineering, Security, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), User-notice, Vuln-DoS, Performance Issue, MediaWiki-Special-pages, Wikimedia-production-error

Oct 21 2019

RoySmith created T236095: Month and Year count downloads should be normalized (and documented).
Oct 21 2019, 5:33 PM · XTools

Sep 30 2019

RoySmith added a project to T234244: Deleting a reference leaves you with a floating reference edit box that you can't dismiss: VisualEditor.
Sep 30 2019, 4:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor
RoySmith created T234244: Deleting a reference leaves you with a floating reference edit box that you can't dismiss.
Sep 30 2019, 4:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor
RoySmith created T234243: Deleting a reference leaves you with a floating reference edit box that you can't dismiss.
Sep 30 2019, 4:52 PM · VisualEditor

Sep 18 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T230272: 404 error when using VisualEditor: apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http.

Take a look at my sandbox history: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:RoySmith/sandbox&action=history. In that run of 10 edits on 15 September, it happened twice.

Sep 18 2019, 2:31 AM · User-notice, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), RESTBase, VisualEditor (Current work)
RoySmith added a comment to T230272: 404 error when using VisualEditor: apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http.

I don't think it's edit conflict related. I've seen this several times when there was no edit conflict. For example, the one I cited above that happened on User:RoySmith/sandbox. For sure, there was no edit conflict on my sandbox.

Sep 18 2019, 1:05 AM · User-notice, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), RESTBase, VisualEditor (Current work)

Sep 15 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T230272: 404 error when using VisualEditor: apierror-visualeditor-docserver-http.

Just another instance of the same thing seen by kaldari, above:

Sep 15 2019, 2:35 PM · User-notice, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), RESTBase, VisualEditor (Current work)

Sep 2 2019

RoySmith created T231826: File history incorrectly shows old thumbnails after uploading new version.
Sep 2 2019, 3:25 PM · Commons, MediaWiki-File-management

Aug 18 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T200703: Special:RandomInCategory does not return all pages with equal probability.

Forgive me for what may be a naive question, since I'm not familiar with the codebase, but regarding:

Aug 18 2019, 11:41 PM · Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Wikimedia-Rdbms, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Categories
RoySmith created T230700: Special:RandomInCategory does not return all pages with equal probability.
Aug 18 2019, 7:19 PM

Aug 10 2019

RoySmith added a comment to T61093: Colors used to mark added/deleted spaces in diffs should have higher contrast.

Let me suggest a possible algorithm:

Aug 10 2019, 6:29 PM · Design, Accessibility, MediaWiki-Page-diffs