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I'm an active volunteer at English Wikipedia, occasionally venturing into other Wikimedia projects. To learn more, please visit my English Wikipedia profile. I also have a profile on Meta.

Recent Activity

May 28 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T282494: Create field for username assistance at the Special:CreateAccount page.

Thanks; that's exactly what I have in mind!

May 28 2022, 11:54 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.18; 2022-06-27), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Apr 23 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T306246: PageImages ignores MediaWiki:Bad image list, (uses MediaWiki:Pageimages-denylist instead) displaying search results that are inappropriate for some readers.

I fully concur with AlexisJazz and Ahecht here. This has a clear issue to resolve: make the search results ignore the bad image list. The possible bad outcomes are really bad—@Jdlrobson, can we note that this is a blocking issue for the deployment of New Vector?

Apr 23 2022, 9:19 PM · Beta-Cluster-reproducible, Vector, MinervaNeue (Tracking), Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, Readers-Web-Backlog, PageImages, MediaWiki-Search

Apr 19 2022

Sdkb updated subscribers of T293470: Easier language switching from Main page.

@Jdlrobson, per the prototype image that I referred you to, and that I'm attaching below for good measure, the approval is for the language switcher button within the Main Page top banner. There is no approval for placing it above the banner, as in your options above; that would require us to run a brand new RfC, which I predict would fail.

Apr 19 2022, 7:28 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.13; 2021-12-13), User-notice, Desktop Improvements

Apr 15 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T293470: Easier language switching from Main page.

English Wikipedia has just approved placing the language switcher button near the upper right corner of the Main Page (at the right end of the top banner, as depicted in the prototype image) as part of a suite of changes to reduce the prominence of portals. Would you all be able to handle the technical end of development to make this possible?

Apr 15 2022, 10:42 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.13; 2021-12-13), User-notice, Desktop Improvements

Mar 11 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T303658: Remove reply link in archive pages.

Thanks, @ppelberg; glad to see it's already on the radar!

Mar 11 2022, 11:41 PM · DiscussionTools
Sdkb created T303658: Remove reply link in archive pages.
Mar 11 2022, 11:36 PM · DiscussionTools

Mar 1 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T102280: Hovercard could show an extract from the id downward when #IDname links are used.

FYI, this task was independently raised as a suggestion at the English Wikipedia Village Pump.

Mar 1 2022, 7:22 PM · Design, Page-Previews

Feb 16 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T293470: Easier language switching from Main page.

As a heads up, there is discussion taking place at English Wikipedia on removing the portal links from the top of the Main Page, which would open up a convenient place to put the language switcher, perhaps like this:

Concept of Wikipedia Main Page with no portals and language link.png (480×1 px, 202 KB)

Feb 16 2022, 6:09 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.13; 2021-12-13), User-notice, Desktop Improvements

Feb 15 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T299246: [SPIKE] Decide how and if to show the table of contents in the talk namespace.
  1. I'd see myself using it most on large talk pages with a lot of threads. That could be talk pages of controversial topics, e.g. Donald Trump, or user talk pages of active editors. It could also be pages used for discussion that aren't technically talk pages, like the village pumps or Administrators Noticeboard.
Feb 15 2022, 3:06 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), DiscussionTools, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), Desktop Improvements

Feb 8 2022

Sdkb awarded T298617: Ability to subscribe when no signature in section but signature present in subsection a Like token.
Feb 8 2022, 10:13 PM · DiscussionTools

Feb 3 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T299246: [SPIKE] Decide how and if to show the table of contents in the talk namespace.

One thing I'd like a good talk table of contents to do is to note how many different editors have participated in each discussion. This is because, often, when glancing at a large talk page, I'm looking for the discussions that involve a significant change with a realistic likelihood of passing (things like RfCs or major structural changes), and I'm looking to filter out discussions that are just straightforward edit requests, nonstarter ideas, and other cruft. The threads in the former group will often have many participants, whereas those in the latter will have few.

Feb 3 2022, 6:14 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), DiscussionTools, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), Desktop Improvements

Jan 31 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T299736: Language attribute determined based on interface, not content.

Thanks for the explanation, Santhosh! I'll just hope it's something Chrome developers eventually fix, then.

Jan 31 2022, 5:56 PM · Language-Team (Language-2022-January-March)

Jan 28 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T300326: Help editors understand why red links exist.

Thanks for opening this, Whatamidoing! As background, see this discussion.

Jan 28 2022, 2:53 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links

Jan 26 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T250295: Notify people when new comment(s) is posted in a discussion while they are composing a reply, and offer to show it.

@DLynch, someone else replying to the comment would be something I'd want to know, but so would someone else replying at the same level as the comment I'm replying to. In other words, sometimes replies happen by indenting a level further, but sometimes they happen by just making another comment at the same indentation level.

Jan 26 2022, 10:17 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Goal, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Sdkb added a comment to T250295: Notify people when new comment(s) is posted in a discussion while they are composing a reply, and offer to show it.

The "polling every X seconds for new changes" approach, if it's not too resource-greedy, appeals, since the sooner I know someone else has commented, the sooner I can start adapting mine to whatever they said. It'd be even better if there's an easy way to load their comment without feeling like the software is going to discard mine.

Jan 26 2022, 5:05 AM · User-Ryasmeen, Goal, Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), DiscussionTools

Jan 25 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T298837: enable wikilink support to ve-ui-educationPopup messages.

Awesome; thanks so much!

Jan 25 2022, 10:42 PM · Skipped QA, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.20; 2022-01-31), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), VisualEditor
Sdkb added a comment to T269963: [EPIC] Talk Page Frame.

For the first one, it's normally because I'm looking for a discussion I've contributed to to check if there are updates (less frequent now that I can subscribe) or to link to it from another discussion. (Now that I think about it, having a link icon that would copy the wikilink to a discussion would be super useful.) I currently do that by ctrl+f and typing in my username, but a box would make that easier.

Jan 25 2022, 12:30 AM · Editing-team (Design Backlog), Editing Design, DiscussionTools

Jan 22 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T284869: Improve tooltips of "cur" and "prev" links on revision history page.

@Aklapper is there anyone at WMF currently working on the page history interface who I could ping about this? It seems like it ought to be a very simple tweak.

Jan 22 2022, 10:23 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.19; 2022-01-24), MediaWiki-Page-history
Sdkb added a comment to T282494: Create field for username assistance at the Special:CreateAccount page.

@Aklapper, this seems like it should be a very straightforward task. Who at WMF can I ping to get this unstuck?

Jan 22 2022, 10:19 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.18; 2022-06-27), Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
Sdkb added a comment to T269963: [EPIC] Talk Page Frame.

The number of discussions in the archives seems a little useful, although we currently have a pretty good idea just from the number of archive pages. The number of active discussions is already clear just from the table of contents/length of the page. The last time someone contributed might help make it clearer when a page is inactive/unwatched, but there might be better ways to accomplish that.

Jan 22 2022, 8:02 PM · Editing-team (Design Backlog), Editing Design, DiscussionTools

Jan 21 2022

Sdkb created T299736: Language attribute determined based on interface, not content.
Jan 21 2022, 2:22 AM · Language-Team (Language-2022-January-March)

Jan 15 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T260460: Request to add Draft no cat to AutoEdits.

I think it'd make most sense to have this done through software, if possible. See T299286.

Jan 15 2022, 5:20 PM · XTools
Sdkb created T299286: Have software prevent draftspace pages from being placed in article categories.
Jan 15 2022, 5:16 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-ArticleCreationWorkflow

Jan 14 2022

Sdkb awarded T299230: Incorrect attribution in Mediawiki Image viewer a Like token.
Jan 14 2022, 5:23 PM · MediaViewer
Sdkb added a project to T299230: Incorrect attribution in Mediawiki Image viewer: MediaViewer.
Jan 14 2022, 5:19 PM · MediaViewer

Jan 13 2022

Sdkb added a comment to T299115: [SPIKE] Decide whether to show the sticky header in the talk namespace.

From the en-WP community angle, the important things to communicate in talk page headers are encapsulated in Template:Talk header, which we are increasingly moving toward using universally. While I don't think any of these really rise to the level of importance needed to be included in a sticky header, they're worth keeping in mind as the stuff we want editors going to a talk page to know/have access to:

Jan 13 2022, 7:00 PM · Editing-team, DiscussionTools
Sdkb added a comment to T298950: Audio pronunciation of IPA transcriptions.

Finding a suitable freely licensed IPA --> speech engine is likely to be a primary hurdle here. If we can do that, then it's just a matter of coding and implementing. There's a clear potential benefit if this is taken up (enough so that it might be worth making a wishlist proposal for it).

Jan 13 2022, 6:47 PM · Technical-Tool-Request

Jan 11 2022

Sdkb awarded T298950: Audio pronunciation of IPA transcriptions a Like token.
Jan 11 2022, 6:20 PM · Technical-Tool-Request

Jan 8 2022

Sdkb updated subscribers of T298837: enable wikilink support to ve-ui-educationPopup messages.
Jan 8 2022, 9:04 PM · Skipped QA, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.20; 2022-01-31), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), VisualEditor
Sdkb created T298837: enable wikilink support to ve-ui-educationPopup messages.
Jan 8 2022, 9:03 PM · Skipped QA, MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.20; 2022-01-31), Editing-team (FY2021-22 Kanban Board), VisualEditor

Jan 7 2022

Sdkb created T298747: AWB error: Moving a commented out category out of a comment.
Jan 7 2022, 1:35 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Jan 4 2022

Sdkb updated subscribers of T271968: Upload wizard should automatically update public domain year in mwe-upwiz-license-pd-old-70-1923 and mwe-upwiz-license-pd-us.
Jan 4 2022, 10:30 PM · Commons, UploadWizard

Dec 31 2021

Sdkb updated subscribers of T298406: Update UploadWizard's "1926" messages for so-old-they're-PD-in-the-US to 1927, now that it's 2022.

@Majavah @Zabe, does the uploaded patch resolve the underlying issue, or just push it a year down the road? Per @AntiCompositeNumber's comments at T271968, we have Template:Not-PD-US-expired-min-year and Template:PD-US-expired-max-year, which are made for this exact purpose and should be being used instead.

Dec 31 2021, 10:51 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.16; 2022-01-03), UploadWizard, Commons

Dec 23 2021

Sdkb created T298220: Improve New Vector handling of good/featured articles in other languages.
Dec 23 2021, 12:29 AM · wdwb-tech, Wikidata, Technical-Debt, UniversalLanguageSelector, Wikidata-Campsite

Dec 21 2021

Sdkb created T298170: Provide NUMBEROFVIEWS magic word (to directly give pageviews).
Dec 21 2021, 11:13 PM · MediaWiki-General

Dec 20 2021

Sdkb awarded T229169: Support inline links to audio with ability to play it in situ a Heartbreak token.
Dec 20 2021, 8:02 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2022, TimedMediaHandler

Dec 16 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T297854: Improve VisualEditor workflow for updating Wikidata values on Wikipedia articles that use {{Wikidata}}.

@Lydia_Pintscher, I added a TemplateData description after creating this ticket, but it's impossible to do more than that until T54582 is resolved (and even that might not be enough—it's a very complicated template). And even if the TemplateData was perfect, there'd still be no link that'd allow someone who clicks on a value to actually update it, which is what they're presumably trying to do.

Dec 16 2021, 9:16 PM · VisualEditor, Wikidata
Sdkb created T297854: Improve VisualEditor workflow for updating Wikidata values on Wikipedia articles that use {{Wikidata}}.
Dec 16 2021, 1:36 AM · VisualEditor, Wikidata

Dec 7 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T211117: Help panel: provide ability to vary links by context.

I mentioned this here at en-WP VPT. It'd be very nice if this could be implemented in a way that'd apply beyond just the help panel, since there are situations where we want to differentiate between e.g. source editor and VE beyond there. There are some presently existing templates like {{If mobile}} that might work.

Dec 7 2021, 5:17 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Wikimania-Hackathon-2019, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2019, GrowthExperiments, Growth-Team

Dec 2 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T296795: Table sorting arrow recoloring.

It's done for various reasons. Sometimes articles on schools do it to theme with the school's colors. Sometimes TV shows do it to help differentiate different seasons. Etc.

Dec 2 2021, 8:28 AM · Accessibility, MediaWiki-Interface (Tables)

Nov 30 2021

Sdkb created T296795: Table sorting arrow recoloring.
Nov 30 2021, 11:47 PM · Accessibility, MediaWiki-Interface (Tables)

Nov 27 2021

Sdkb updated the task description for T274432: References that are identical in everything but the name are not merged.
Nov 27 2021, 7:25 PM · Cite

Nov 11 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T244818: Add width (e.g. 500px or 80%) and alignment (Left/Center/Right) parameters to "Table properties" dialog in VisualEditor.

FYI, this was brought up here, demonstrating continued interest in the feature from newcomers.

Nov 11 2021, 9:46 PM · Editing-team, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Nov 10 2021

Sdkb awarded T252342: Using "New Section", when Syntax highlighter is enabled, wiki markup inserted via CharInsert ends up in the "Subject/headline" instead of the body a Like token.
Nov 10 2021, 3:39 PM · CharInsert

Nov 8 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T291889: Syntax highlighter does not display properly for file captions.

If CodeMirror 6 is a whole new system, hopefully that'll resolve the issue. It's not the most annoying thing in the world, but wikilinks within captions are an extremely common occurrence, so it's very widespread.

Nov 8 2021, 7:02 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Nov 5 2021

Sdkb awarded T4700: Pre-save transform skips extensions using wikitext (gallery, references, footnotes, Cite, status indicators, pipe trick, subst, signatures) a Heartbreak token.
Nov 5 2021, 7:34 PM · Patch-Needs-Improvement, Cite, Epic, MediaWiki-Parser

Nov 4 2021

Sdkb created T295074: TemplateData adds empty autovalue.
Nov 4 2021, 7:01 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.16; 2022-01-03), WMDE-TechWish-XMAS-Sprint-2021-12-15, VisualEditor, TemplateData
Sdkb updated subscribers of T145165: Investigation: Copyvio tools for Commons.

FYI, there has been continued interest in this feature at this thread. Cc'ing related tickets T31793, T123517, T121797, T167947, T230561, T251026, and T120453, and @Quiddity who helped point to them.

Nov 4 2021, 6:42 AM · Community-Tech, Commons

Nov 1 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T294598: Mapframe boundaries no longer able to be drawn as lines.

@Pikne, thanks; it's helpful to know what's happening here. Which OSM relation types are currently supported?

Nov 1 2021, 6:46 PM · Maps, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog

Oct 31 2021

Sdkb awarded T285168: [M] MediaSearch should include a redlink when no results are found a Like token.
Oct 31 2021, 11:51 PM · Structured-Data-Backlog, SDAW-MediaSearch

Oct 29 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T294620: Create ability to add markers in Mapframe caption legends.

Yeah, I'm not too surprised to hear that. It seems there are other higher-priority tasks for Mapframe, but I just wanted to create this ticket so that this idea will be on the radar as a possible improvement down the road.

Oct 29 2021, 6:12 PM · Maps (Kartographer)
Sdkb created T294620: Create ability to add markers in Mapframe caption legends.
Oct 29 2021, 3:45 AM · Maps (Kartographer)

Oct 28 2021

Sdkb created T294598: Mapframe boundaries no longer able to be drawn as lines.
Oct 28 2021, 9:07 PM · Maps, Product-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog

Oct 26 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T290447: [medium] Implement article matching algorithm for Wikipedia.

One potentially similar thing that occurs to me is the related articles extension. Are you familiar with that, and if so, what is the connection/difference?

Oct 26 2021, 1:00 AM · Research ideas

Oct 21 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T138933: Explore moving the Panoviewer gadget/Toolforge tool into production.

A point that recently came up on en-WP (kudos to Magnolia677) is that the version of the panorama viewer does not include an easily noticeable link to the Commons file page, only the enlarge button in the caption that's very rarely used. This makes it more difficult to see information (like description/date) of files and to access tools like the download button. A redesign of the rendering gadget should address this.

Oct 21 2021, 1:43 AM · Tools, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Services (watching), Multimedia

Oct 17 2021

Sdkb awarded T265163: Create a system to encode best practices into editing experiences a Like token.
Oct 17 2021, 5:32 PM · Editing-team, VisualEditor
Sdkb created T293566: Create ability to change the "Why the editor wants access" field when applying to renew access to Wikipedia Library source.
Oct 17 2021, 2:03 AM · Library-Card-Platform, The-Wikipedia-Library
Sdkb added a comment to T269963: [EPIC] Talk Page Frame.

I'm not sure how I ended up subscribed to this haha, but since I'm here, some thoughts:

Oct 17 2021, 1:30 AM · Editing-team (Design Backlog), Editing Design, DiscussionTools

Oct 12 2021

Izno awarded T292598: Full screen map fails to handle style elements in caption text properly a Love token.
Oct 12 2021, 8:38 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.5; 2021-10-19), Maps (Kartographer), TemplateStyles

Oct 11 2021

Sdkb updated the task description for T293041: Improve log-out process in Minerva skin.
Oct 11 2021, 8:13 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.12; 2021-12-06), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), MinervaNeue
Sdkb created T293041: Improve log-out process in Minerva skin.
Oct 11 2021, 8:12 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.12; 2021-12-06), Readers-Web-Backlog (Kanbanana-FY-2021-22), MinervaNeue

Oct 7 2021

Sdkb created T292681: Create way for the inputted text to be used as a preload parameter in input boxes.
Oct 7 2021, 12:00 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-InputBox

Oct 6 2021

Sdkb created T292598: Full screen map fails to handle style elements in caption text properly.
Oct 6 2021, 12:29 AM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.5; 2021-10-19), Maps (Kartographer), TemplateStyles

Oct 2 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T54582: TemplateData: Allow hinting to specify auto-numbered parameter names in some fashion.

@Iniquity, the way I'd ideally like to see this work is to just have a box people could check when editing a parameter's documentation in TemplateData indicating that it's an auto-numbered parameter (and specifying the limit, if applicable). The TemplateData would then display it intuitively in the documentation and allow people to use it when adding the template to a page.

Oct 2 2021, 6:47 PM · patch-welcome, ProveIt-Gadget, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData

Sep 27 2021

Sdkb created T291894: Starting to play a second audio file on a page should stop playing the first audio file.
Sep 27 2021, 10:08 PM · TimedMediaHandler
Sdkb updated subscribers of T138933: Explore moving the Panoviewer gadget/Toolforge tool into production.

Thanks for the update/clarification, @MusikAnimal. For reference, by "ranked highly in the most recent community wishlist and the Community Tech team's subsequent prioritization process" I was referring to this report. I certainly understand that the resources of the team are extremely limited, and I'm not saying this particular task should displace others, but it remains very frustrating that 91 different editors flagging a task as important is still not enough to get the WMF to allocate any resources at all to that task.

Sep 27 2021, 9:39 PM · Tools, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Services (watching), Multimedia
Sdkb renamed T291889: Syntax highlighter does not display properly for file captions from Syntax highlighter does not display to Syntax highlighter does not display properly for file captions.
Sep 27 2021, 8:51 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror
Sdkb created T291889: Syntax highlighter does not display properly for file captions.
Sep 27 2021, 8:50 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Sep 24 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T138933: Explore moving the Panoviewer gadget/Toolforge tool into production.

My point is that the Community Tech team does plan to work on this, at least from what they've communicated. I've added it to their group and removed the priority so that they can assess it themselves.

Sep 24 2021, 10:01 PM · Tools, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Services (watching), Multimedia
Sdkb raised the priority of T138933: Explore moving the Panoviewer gadget/Toolforge tool into production from Lowest to Needs Triage.
Sep 24 2021, 9:59 PM · Tools, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Services (watching), Multimedia
Sdkb added a comment to T289799: [REQUEST] Investigate decrease in New Registered Users.

@MMiller_WMF, sorry for the delayed reply. There was discussion first here, where I pushed to make it more concise. Some editors had strong views about whether to use "suggest"/"strongly suggest"/"consider", so I threw that to an RfC here. The RfC got CENT-listed, so it's ended up with a ton of comments. Some underlying context is here.

Sep 24 2021, 9:47 PM · Analytics-Radar, Product-Analytics (Kanban)

Sep 14 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T138933: Explore moving the Panoviewer gadget/Toolforge tool into production.

@Aklapper, this task ranked highly in the most recent community wishlist and the Community Tech team's subsequent prioritization process, so I'm not sure describing it as "lowest" is accurate. I certainly hope it's not considered that unimportant.

Sep 14 2021, 3:46 AM · Tools, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Services (watching), Multimedia

Sep 11 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T290376: Better display warning text on Special:CreateAccount.

As I requested at T282494, I think the best solution is to move the advice about usernames to just below the username field, just as the advice on choosing a password is just below the password field.

Sep 11 2021, 5:26 AM · Trust-and-Safety, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
Sdkb added a comment to T289799: [REQUEST] Investigate decrease in New Registered Users.

Thanks for creating this, @kzimmerman. One thing that might be part of this story is a change to the Create:Account page on English Wikipedia, which added a warning at this top about usernames. Perhaps this is deterring some users. I know that it began in the last year, but I'm not sure when. And I don't think other wikis have done similar things.

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Sep 11 2021, 5:22 AM · Analytics-Radar, Product-Analytics (Kanban)

Sep 9 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T290447: [medium] Implement article matching algorithm for Wikipedia.

A possible application of this feature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bot_requests#A_bot_to_help_maintain_and_identify_inspiration_articles.

Sep 9 2021, 8:38 AM · Research ideas

Sep 8 2021

Quiddity awarded T290463: Remove beta option from user menu a Like token.
Sep 8 2021, 12:32 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog, BetaFeatures, Desktop Improvements

Sep 7 2021

Jdlrobson awarded T290463: Remove beta option from user menu a Love token.
Sep 7 2021, 6:54 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, BetaFeatures, Desktop Improvements
Sdkb created T290463: Remove beta option from user menu.
Sep 7 2021, 3:01 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog, BetaFeatures, Desktop Improvements

Aug 23 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T288161: Enable CodeMirror's Syntax Highlighting on English Wikipedia by default.

Many new editors were previously IP editors, and therefore do have some expectations about the interface. Some IP editors (for whom this ticket proposes enabling by default) have made thousands of edits over many years, and therefore also have some expectations about the interface.

Aug 23 2021, 7:59 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 18 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T288161: Enable CodeMirror's Syntax Highlighting on English Wikipedia by default.

Thanks for the update, TheDJ. I might have structured the proposal a little differently if I'd known that doing things differently for new vs. current editors would be so difficult, but the way I did it probably made it easiest to achieve consensus. If ignoring inactive editors would make things easier, that probably would be fine, as they're unlikely to complain since they're, well, inactive.

Aug 18 2021, 6:42 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 14 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T284607: Do not include references in copy and paste.

The concern about attribution is worth considering. I don't think it's really feasible to try to block people from copying from Wikipedia, though, even if we wanted to—we'd have to try to disable copy and paste entirely to do that. Our license indicates that text drawn from Wikipedia must be attributed, and beyond that, it's on users to make sure they use the ability wisely.

Aug 14 2021, 7:20 AM · Editing-team, Patch-For-Review, Cite

Aug 11 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T288161: Enable CodeMirror's Syntax Highlighting on English Wikipedia by default.

@Aklapper is there a reason you removed the MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror project tag?

Aug 11 2021, 9:24 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 5 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T259059: Upgrade to CodeMirror 6 [placeholder].

A quick note, English Wikipedia has decided to enable syntax highlighting by default for new users, resulting in T288161. Performance issues were raised during the discussion, and MusikAnimal mentioned that this task will help with those, so I hope it will get unstalled and resolved.

Aug 5 2021, 5:24 PM · Community-Tech (CommTech-Sprint-27), WMDE-TechWish-Maintenance, WMDE-Templates-FocusArea, User-thiemowmde, WMDE-TechWish, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Aug 4 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T280024: Enable syntax highlighting color scheme update on all wikis (except enwiki).

Update: the English Wikipedia discussion has now been closed with consensus to implement, and I have filed T288161 accordingly. The consensus was strong enough it wasn't conditional upon the new colors being rolled out, but to the extent this was discussed, there seemed to be clear support for increasing the accessibility.

Aug 4 2021, 7:35 PM · WMDE-TechWish-Sprint-2022-03-02, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, WMDE-Templates-FocusArea
Sdkb edited projects for T288161: Enable CodeMirror's Syntax Highlighting on English Wikipedia by default, added: MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror; removed SyntaxHighlight.
Aug 4 2021, 7:30 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Sdkb created T288161: Enable CodeMirror's Syntax Highlighting on English Wikipedia by default.
Aug 4 2021, 7:28 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Sdkb changed the status of T284970: Video2commons scrubbing metadata from Stalled to Open.
Aug 4 2021, 7:22 PM · video2commons
Sdkb added a comment to T284970: Video2commons scrubbing metadata.

@zhuyifei1999 oh oops, that one was from a while ago so I must've misremembered which tool I used; apologies about that (it seems videoconvert may have the same scrubbing problem?). Anyways, I believe I also encountered the issue more recently with https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claremont_Taiko_performance.webm. I tried to upload the original file with this comment for comparison, but it gave an error. Again, all one needs to do to replicate the issue is to take an mp4 video file with metadata, upload it to Commons via video2commons, and notice that the metadata has disappeared.

Aug 4 2021, 7:22 PM · video2commons

Aug 3 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T271968: Upload wizard should automatically update public domain year in mwe-upwiz-license-pd-old-70-1923 and mwe-upwiz-license-pd-us.

I've started a thread at the Commons village pump to affirm community consensus.

Aug 3 2021, 5:59 PM · Commons, UploadWizard
Sdkb added a comment to T271968: Upload wizard should automatically update public domain year in mwe-upwiz-license-pd-old-70-1923 and mwe-upwiz-license-pd-us.

@Jdforrester-WMF , who would that be?

Aug 3 2021, 5:26 PM · Commons, UploadWizard
Sdkb added a comment to T271968: Upload wizard should automatically update public domain year in mwe-upwiz-license-pd-old-70-1923 and mwe-upwiz-license-pd-us.

@Jdforrester-WMF , following up yet again. This should not be a hard ticket to resolve—could you give us an update, please?

Aug 3 2021, 5:14 PM · Commons, UploadWizard
Sdkb changed the status of T284970: Video2commons scrubbing metadata from Stalled to Open.
Aug 3 2021, 4:09 PM · video2commons
Sdkb added a comment to T284970: Video2commons scrubbing metadata.

@Aklapper and @C.Suthorn, my process for uploading a video I've taken to Commons is always through Google photos, so I can't provide an example different than the one I already did. I've provided a quite thorough description of the issue at this point that should be plenty enough for anyone who wants to to replicate it and work toward solving it.

Aug 3 2021, 4:08 PM · video2commons
Sdkb added a comment to T70689: User Preference's default options/values should be automatically marked in the special page itself.

I noticed that the en-WP gadgets preferences page already appears to have solved this issue. It'd be really nice if the other pages could solve it too the same way.

Aug 3 2021, 3:57 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Preferences

Jul 1 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T285810: Enable a method of recording fair use images on Wikidata.

@ChristianKl, the reason I brought it to phab is that I hope it might be possible to create a way to link to fair use images in a similar way as we link to Commons files, just without actually displaying them. That'd reduce the possibility for errors, would help if e.g. a file is moved, and only having to store a filename rather than a full URL just seems cleaner.

Jul 1 2021, 6:51 AM · Community-consensus-needed, Wikidata

Jun 30 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T285810: Enable a method of recording fair use images on Wikidata.

It's been noted on WD:talk that there's no consensus to do this, and so a technical implementation is premature.

Jun 30 2021, 3:53 AM · Community-consensus-needed, Wikidata

Jun 29 2021

Sdkb updated the task description for T285810: Enable a method of recording fair use images on Wikidata.
Jun 29 2021, 9:12 PM · Community-consensus-needed, Wikidata
Sdkb created T285810: Enable a method of recording fair use images on Wikidata.
Jun 29 2021, 9:11 PM · Community-consensus-needed, Wikidata
Sdkb added a comment to T51087: Specify which edit was thanked in Special:Log/thanks, both for private and public records' sake, if configured to do so.

I can understand that there are some privacy questions with this, but that shouldn't hold back developers from implementing the option for it.

Jun 29 2021, 8:43 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, Pywikibot, Growth-Team, Pywikibot-Thanks, Thanks

Jun 28 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T199126: Scribunto/Lua should have a built-in method for retrieving category members.

Another possible application of this, a template that'd allow pinging of all members of a category, has come up here.

Jun 28 2021, 9:48 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto