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Feb 22 2018

Dvorapa awarded T94603: Unexpanded character entity references a Love token.
Feb 22 2018, 2:55 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

Dec 3 2017

SamB added a comment to T179628: Consider granting `CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES` to labsdbuser.

@jcrespo Wow. It sounds like the documentation for temporary tables needs a gigantic "Pitfalls" section describing shortcomings in the implementation(s). And the semantics seemed *perfect* for use with read-only replicas, too :-(.

Dec 3 2017, 6:08 AM · DBA, Data-Services
SamB created T181916: Failing to detect redirect to 404 as dead ....
Dec 3 2017, 5:39 AM · InternetArchiveBot

Nov 25 2017

SamB added a comment to T179628: Consider granting `CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES` to labsdbuser.

@Dispenser but on that missing_entries.sql there are tons of things that wouldn't work with the current and new replicas if I am not missing something.
You are basically using your user (I assume yours) database, which will no longer be there as these hosts are RO.

Nov 25 2017, 11:16 PM · DBA, Data-Services

Jun 30 2015

SamB added a comment to T66721: mw.loader.store should not occupy all of localStorage.
In T66721#1411737, @ori wrote:

So, um, any tips on how to manually clean up the MediaWikiModuleStore keys from all of the wikipedias on Firefox/Iceweasel, including 31.7.0esr as included in Debian Jessie?

It should not be possible to fill it up now that the patch above has been pushed. You must have gotten into some weird state. Clear localStorage (either by nuking your browser history or by using https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/volatile-storage/?src=cb-dl-updated) and see if the problem recurs.

Jun 30 2015, 1:39 PM · MW-1.27-release-notes, Performance-Team, JavaScript, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader

Jun 29 2015

SamB added a comment to T66721: mw.loader.store should not occupy all of localStorage.

So, um, any tips on how to manually clean up the MediaWikiModuleStore keys from all of the wikipedias on Firefox/Iceweasel, including 31.7.0esr as included in Debian Jessie?

Jun 29 2015, 9:40 PM · MW-1.27-release-notes, Performance-Team, JavaScript, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader
SamB added a comment to T66721: mw.loader.store should not occupy all of localStorage.

While the last patch may be helpful, it still does not prevent the cache from taking up all available localStorage space.

Jun 29 2015, 5:46 PM · MW-1.27-release-notes, Performance-Team, JavaScript, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader

May 18 2015

SamB merged task T62827: Unnecessary newline added to lists and tables when invoked through a template into T14974: The newline added to a template, magic word, variable, or parser function that returns line-start wikicode formatting (*#:; {|) causes unexpected parsing.
May 18 2015, 4:43 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto
SamB merged task T62444: # [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|]] converts to different result than # [[User:<username>|]] for user name starting with "**" into T14974: The newline added to a template, magic word, variable, or parser function that returns line-start wikicode formatting (*#:; {|) causes unexpected parsing.
May 18 2015, 4:43 PM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
SamB updated subscribers of T14974: The newline added to a template, magic word, variable, or parser function that returns line-start wikicode formatting (*#:; {|) causes unexpected parsing.
May 18 2015, 4:43 PM · Epic, MediaWiki-Parser

May 15 2015

SamB added a project to T22330: Add IT, XM, MOD, and S3M to $wgFileExtensions[]: Multimedia.
May 15 2015, 3:54 AM · Multimedia, Wikimedia-Site-requests
SamB added a comment to T22330: Add IT, XM, MOD, and S3M to $wgFileExtensions[].

There should be no need for anyone to upload .ogg versions of MODs; it's easy enough to render them server-side, if not in client-side JavaScript. (Is render the right word for this?)

May 15 2015, 3:52 AM · Multimedia, Wikimedia-Site-requests
SamB awarded T99157: Please fix the content model of these Commons modules a Love token.
May 15 2015, 1:43 AM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 14 2015

SamB created T99157: Please fix the content model of these Commons modules.
May 14 2015, 11:25 PM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests
SamB added a comment to T91170: Importing a module sabotages it (got content model set to "wikitext" rather than "Scribunto").

Something like http://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/3610 could be useful to find pages like this on any given wiki; unfortunately, quarry doesn't support just running the same query against a different wiki.

May 14 2015, 9:13 PM · WMF-deploy-2015-07-28_(1.26wmf16), MW-1.26-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-04_(1.26wmf17), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import, MediaWiki-ContentHandler, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto
SamB updated subscribers of T91170: Importing a module sabotages it (got content model set to "wikitext" rather than "Scribunto").
May 14 2015, 9:11 PM · WMF-deploy-2015-07-28_(1.26wmf16), MW-1.26-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-04_(1.26wmf17), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Export-or-Import, MediaWiki-ContentHandler, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

May 11 2015

SamB created T98782: Typo causes addItemType to throw errors in certain cases and and causes cascading failure.
May 11 2015, 9:19 PM · Citoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References

May 7 2015

SamB created T98527: Implement HTTP/2 for Wikidata.
May 7 2015, 9:22 PM · Wikidata
SamB updated subscribers of T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.
May 7 2015, 7:59 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB merged task T42755: Supporting __STATICREDIRECT__ into T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.
May 7 2015, 7:59 PM · MediaWiki-Redirects, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB updated the task description for T42755: Supporting __STATICREDIRECT__.
May 7 2015, 7:59 PM · MediaWiki-Redirects, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB updated the task description for T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.
May 7 2015, 7:53 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB awarded T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem' a The World Burns token.
May 7 2015, 7:35 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB added a comment to T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.

It would be more constructive if the complainers here would just go and create those articles instead of trying to create interlanguage redirects.

May 7 2015, 7:34 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB updated subscribers of T54564: Allow sitelinks to redirect pages to fix the 'Bonnie and Clyde problem'.
May 7 2015, 7:25 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB updated the task description for T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata.
May 7 2015, 6:40 PM · Google-Code-In-2015, Wikidata, Commons, Structured-Data-Commons
SamB updated the task description for T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata.
May 7 2015, 6:29 PM · Google-Code-In-2015, Wikidata, Commons, Structured-Data-Commons
SamB removed a parent task for T49930: [Epic] Allow accessing data from a Wikidata item not connected to the current page - arbitrary access: T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata.
May 7 2015, 6:08 PM · Epic, User-notice, Notice, Roadmap, Wikidata, Tracking, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient
SamB edited subtasks for T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata, added: T98307: [Task] Deploy usage tracking and arbitrary access to commonswiki; removed: T49930: [Epic] Allow accessing data from a Wikidata item not connected to the current page - arbitrary access.
May 7 2015, 6:08 PM · Google-Code-In-2015, Wikidata, Commons, Structured-Data-Commons
SamB added a parent task for T98307: [Task] Deploy usage tracking and arbitrary access to commonswiki: T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata.
May 7 2015, 6:08 PM · User-notice, Wikidata, Roadmap, Notice, Commons
SamB added a comment to T98307: [Task] Deploy usage tracking and arbitrary access to commonswiki.

Which is to say, it seems kind of silly to have T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata waiting on T89002: multi-lingual label usage [Tracking].

May 7 2015, 2:32 PM · User-notice, Wikidata, Roadmap, Notice, Commons
SamB added a comment to T98307: [Task] Deploy usage tracking and arbitrary access to commonswiki.

@Lydia_Pinscher: does commons really need to use the labels right off the bat anyway? For example, authority control stuff shouldn't be affected by the whole multilingual label tracking thing, should it?

May 7 2015, 2:24 PM · User-notice, Wikidata, Roadmap, Notice, Commons

Apr 28 2015

SamB added a comment to T95964: Deprecation status of importScript, importStylesheet, importScriptURI, importStylesheetURI.

So, um, I'm seeing these deprecation warnings (for importScript) on Wikidata ... that doesn't seem very resolved.

Apr 28 2015, 9:22 PM · MW-1.25-release, User-notice, Technical-Debt, JavaScript
SamB updated subscribers of T95964: Deprecation status of importScript, importStylesheet, importScriptURI, importStylesheetURI.
Apr 28 2015, 9:13 PM · MW-1.25-release, User-notice, Technical-Debt, JavaScript
SamB added a parent task for T49930: [Epic] Allow accessing data from a Wikidata item not connected to the current page - arbitrary access: T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata.
Apr 28 2015, 4:20 AM · Epic, User-notice, Notice, Roadmap, Wikidata, Tracking, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient
SamB added a subtask for T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata: T49930: [Epic] Allow accessing data from a Wikidata item not connected to the current page - arbitrary access.
Apr 28 2015, 4:20 AM · Google-Code-In-2015, Wikidata, Commons, Structured-Data-Commons
SamB added a project to T89594: Use the arbitrary access to Wikidata feature on Commons (tracking): Commons.
Apr 28 2015, 4:17 AM · Wikibase-Lua, Wikidata, Commons, Structured-Data-Commons, Tracking

Apr 27 2015

SamB added a subtask for T89599: Convert Template:Institution to Lua and use Wikidata: T49930: [Epic] Allow accessing data from a Wikidata item not connected to the current page - arbitrary access.
Apr 27 2015, 11:18 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikidata, Structured-Data-Commons
SamB added a parent task for T49930: [Epic] Allow accessing data from a Wikidata item not connected to the current page - arbitrary access: T89599: Convert Template:Institution to Lua and use Wikidata.
Apr 27 2015, 11:18 PM · Epic, User-notice, Notice, Roadmap, Wikidata, Tracking, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient
SamB renamed T89599: Convert Template:Institution to Lua and use Wikidata from Template:Institution to LUA and use Wikidata to Convert Template:Institution to Lua and use Wikidata.
Apr 27 2015, 11:08 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikidata, Structured-Data-Commons

Apr 20 2015

SamB added a comment to T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata.

It would preferably be possible for this to just magically work on Institution and Creator pages that already supply the wikidata parameter to the respective template, whether they explicitly invoke {{authority control}} or not. Is that a thing that can be done?

Apr 20 2015, 4:51 AM · Google-Code-In-2015, Wikidata, Commons, Structured-Data-Commons
SamB awarded T89598: Convert Template:Authority_control to Lua and use Wikidata a Heartbreak token.
Apr 20 2015, 4:48 AM · Google-Code-In-2015, Wikidata, Commons, Structured-Data-Commons

Apr 11 2015

SamB added a project to T63422: Section editing preview shows markup due to <translate> tag: MediaWiki-Page-editing.
Apr 11 2015, 4:34 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Apr 10 2015

SamB awarded T69434: [Task] Make Hovercards work on Wikidata item links a Love token.
Apr 10 2015, 10:38 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Page-Previews, Wikidata, Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB added a comment to T69434: [Task] Make Hovercards work on Wikidata item links.

Well, it seems to mostly work all of a sudden (any idea why?); it just needs to include the label/aliases and work also on links in main/property namespaces. (Yes, sometimes the label will be redundant, but not always.)

Apr 10 2015, 10:36 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Page-Previews, Wikidata, Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository
SamB added a comment to T78825: Popup/Hover on Wikidata Q pages shows plain /*<![CDATA[*/ only.

The hovercards seem to actually mostly work now, so I guess this should be closed if someone can explain how that happened?

Apr 10 2015, 10:36 PM · Wikidata, TextExtracts, Page-Previews

Apr 8 2015

SamB added a project to T36958: Gadgets 3.0: Implement ability to create wiki-modules at a user level: JavaScript.
Apr 8 2015, 9:15 PM · Gadgets, JavaScript, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader
SamB created T95463: Make label/description available for plain item/property links.
Apr 8 2015, 7:12 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
SamB updated subscribers of T2156: Add section edit link for 0th section of a page/article.
Apr 8 2015, 6:03 PM · VisualEditor, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Design, MediaWiki-Interface
SamB added a project to T2156: Add section edit link for 0th section of a page/article: MediaWiki-Page-editing.
Apr 8 2015, 6:02 PM · VisualEditor, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Design, MediaWiki-Interface

Apr 4 2015

SamB updated subscribers of T4700: Pre-save transform skips extensions using wikitext (gallery, references, footnotes, Cite, status indicators, pipe trick, subst, signatures).
Apr 4 2015, 5:12 AM · Cite, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Parser
SamB awarded T4700: Pre-save transform skips extensions using wikitext (gallery, references, footnotes, Cite, status indicators, pipe trick, subst, signatures) a The World Burns token.
Apr 4 2015, 5:10 AM · Cite, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Parser
SamB added a comment to T52372: Updated TemplateData from transcluded items take a long time to show up.

What would be nice is if action=purge would force templatedata updates, like null edits do. This is necessary as many templates are protected so only admins can do null edits. Any editor can do an action=purge (I believe).

Apr 4 2015, 4:40 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData
SamB updated subscribers of T52372: Updated TemplateData from transcluded items take a long time to show up.
Apr 4 2015, 4:39 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData
SamB renamed T52372: Updated TemplateData from transcluded items take a long time to show up from Updated page properties from transcluded items take a long time to show up to Updated TemplateData from transcluded items take a long time to show up.
Apr 4 2015, 4:31 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData

Mar 31 2015

SamB added a project to T58414: Get mail relay out of Yahoo! blacklist: apply to Yahoo for whitelisting bulk mail: MediaWiki-Email.
Mar 31 2015, 7:28 PM · Operations, Mail
SamB added a project to T94603: Unexpanded character entity references: MediaWiki-Parser.
Mar 31 2015, 7:13 PM · MediaWiki-Parser
SamB created T94603: Unexpanded character entity references.
Mar 31 2015, 7:05 PM · MediaWiki-Parser

Jan 9 2015

SamB added subtasks for T65549: Vector Typography Refresh (tracking): T65394: Vector, Firefox and "Typography Refresh" makes titles in Template {{Titre section}} displayed too low on fr.wp main page, T65390: Vector: Headings have excessive top margin when used as first element in a content container, T65351: Document "Typography refresh/update" CSS changes for Vector, T65312: Small margin between h2 and special page table element, T63470: Helvetica Neue cannot render some combining characters correctly, T66653: Typography refresh fixup: list line-height, h1 margin, h3 font-size, T56604: Large number of CSS rules for external links, T59286: [Regression] Typography refresh narrows sidebar cutting off logo, T51965: Superscripts and subscripts change line height, T26402: Scaling of fonts in Firefox results in too small fonts.
Jan 9 2015, 1:30 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Tracking, Vector
SamB added subtasks for T65549: Vector Typography Refresh (tracking): T66124: font-size in VisualEditor is smaller than view mode, T65985: [Regression] Vector: font-size and line-height should not be applied to #bodyContent (too specific, not applied to VisualEditor etc.), T65942: Remove font choices from REL1_23 branch while the implementation is unstable, T65887: mediawiki.ui buttons using system fonts (rather than Vector's font-family settings), T65845: Text proportion is lost when zooming, T65844: h3 should not be more prominent than h2 headings, T65843: Times New Roman font appearing unintentionally on he.wp (as Georgia font has no support for Hebrew), T65827: Explore better Korean default fonts, T65817: Provide a workaround to IE's bug that causes the generic "serif" rendered broken, T65807: Kerning of Nimbus Sans L could be improved, T65776: Bugzilla's default skin needs typography refresh, T64073: Flow: Small view and "This topic hidden" titlebars are misaligned after typography refresh, T65731: Typography refresh - body line-height is applied to wrong ID, T65718: WebFonts is no longer applied to headings (tofus are still shown) after the typography refresh, T65686: Effective font size is lower in Firefox/Iceweasel after typography refresh, T65662: Windows 7 renders Helvetica Neue in very ugly way, T65512: Typography refresh body type renders incorrectly in Windows, T67160: Refresh thumbnail style in Vector, T65408: Re-consider font size and font-family for form elements in Vector.
Jan 9 2015, 1:25 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Tracking, Vector
SamB reopened T65549: Vector Typography Refresh (tracking) as "Open".
Jan 9 2015, 1:11 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Tracking, Vector
SamB reopened T65549: Vector Typography Refresh (tracking), a subtask of T4007: [DO NOT USE] Tracking bug [superseded by #Tracking], as Open.
Jan 9 2015, 1:11 AM · Tracking
SamB reopened T65549: Vector Typography Refresh (tracking), a subtask of T46881: [DO NOT USE] Vector skin issues (tracking) [superseded by #Vector], as Open.
Jan 9 2015, 1:11 AM · Tracking, Vector

Jan 8 2015

SamB updated subscribers of T875: Convert wiki links in Bugzilla comments in links in Phabricator tasks.
Jan 8 2015, 11:28 PM · Phabricator
SamB updated subscribers of T65549: Vector Typography Refresh (tracking).

Closing as the Typography Refresh is over. The remaining issues that were marked as blocking this weren't blocking this as they were filed after the implementation landed. Some of them are regressions, other are ideas for further enhancements. They've been updated accordingly to be their own task.

Jan 8 2015, 11:14 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Tracking, Vector

Nov 25 2014

SamB added a comment to T188: Communicate the launch of Wikimedia Phabricator Day 1.

Oh, okay ... I kind of thought the day I go to bugzilla. and get here had to be >= day one ...

Nov 25 2014, 3:19 AM · Community-Liaisons, ECT-November-2014, Developer-Relations, ECT-October-2014, Bugzilla-Migration, RT-Migration

Nov 24 2014

SamB updated subscribers of T188: Communicate the launch of Wikimedia Phabricator Day 1.

Isn't it a bit late to be announcing day 1?

Nov 24 2014, 3:37 AM · Community-Liaisons, ECT-November-2014, Developer-Relations, ECT-October-2014, Bugzilla-Migration, RT-Migration