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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

Fri, Feb 12

Sdkb added a comment to T273741: Investigate unusual media traffic pattern for AsterNovi-belgii-flower-1mb.jpg on Commons.

Just a quick heads up, apparently Vice found this phab ticket worthy of an article: https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjpmyx/why-is-this-flower-on-wikipedia-suddenly-getting-90-million-hits-per-day

Fri, Feb 12, 7:37 AM · Patch-For-Review, Commons, Traffic, SRE

Wed, Feb 10

Sdkb updated Sdkb.
Wed, Feb 10, 9:54 PM
Sdkb updated Sdkb.
Wed, Feb 10, 9:53 PM
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, is using the templates ACN identified acceptable to you? If so, could you please implement?

Wed, Feb 10, 9:48 PM · Commons, UploadWizard
Sdkb created T274432: References that are identical in everything but the name are not merged.
Wed, Feb 10, 9:20 PM · Cite

Feb 1 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T233340: Add sortability to sortable tables for readers of the mobile web site.

FYI, this task was mentioned at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Sortable_tables_on_mobile.

Feb 1 2021, 6:48 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Advanced Mobile Contributions, MinervaNeue, Mobile

Jan 22 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T272526: Change enwiki logo to "Option A" until February 4.

The new logo looks really fuzzy/blurry, especially with the text. Is there any way to fix that?

Jan 22 2021, 6:54 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jan 18 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.

The templates AntiCompositeNumber pointed to sound like a perfectly good solution, as they update automatically but are also in widespread enough use that if anything about U.S. copyright law ever changes they will be quickly updated. I agree that it is unacceptable to have to wait weeks and go through the hassle of making a phab ticket every year just to get the date updated.

Jan 18 2021, 1:56 PM · Commons, UploadWizard

Jan 13 2021

Sdkb added a comment to T271966: Upload Wizard needs update.

I just accidentally created a duplicate; please merge with https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T271968.

Jan 13 2021, 6:29 PM · 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.

Oops, it looks like another phab task for this same issue was just created; please merge with https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T271966.

Jan 13 2021, 6:28 PM · Commons, UploadWizard
Sdkb created T271968: Upload wizard should automatically update public domain year in mwe-upwiz-license-pd-old-70-1923 and mwe-upwiz-license-pd-us.
Jan 13 2021, 6:26 PM · Commons, UploadWizard
Sdkb added a comment to T271900: Magic word for current section number.

@Aklapper, per the linked discussion, it would allow templates such as {{Empty section}} to automatically have the "add to it" link go to the editing window for the correct section rather than the entire page.

Jan 13 2021, 12:33 PM · MediaWiki-General
Sdkb created T271900: Magic word for current section number.
Jan 13 2021, 10:30 AM · MediaWiki-General

Dec 23 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T8883: Allow page-specific inclusion of <script>s, etc. in header.

An application of this feature came up on en-WP here.

Dec 23 2020, 8:13 AM · Performance-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, MediaWiki-General

Dec 4 2020

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

There's another potential application of this being discussed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#For_loops_for_a_category. I hope this eventually makes it out of the backlog.

Dec 4 2020, 8:29 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Nov 16 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating table headers.

FYI, this task recently came up at the Village Pump, showing continuing interest.

Nov 16 2020, 9:29 PM · MediaWiki-Interface (Tables), JavaScript
Sdkb added a comment to T255381: English Wikipedia sidebar changes.

Following up here, it looks like the "cite this page" link hasn't been moved yet; @Yair_rand, do we have a phab task for that?

Nov 16 2020, 8:10 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues

Nov 3 2020

Sdkb updated the task description for T267086: AutoWikiBrowser introducing erroneous line breaks.
Nov 3 2020, 5:40 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Sdkb created T267086: AutoWikiBrowser introducing erroneous line breaks.
Nov 3 2020, 5:11 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Oct 13 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T130011: Support <abbr> in the mobile version (currently the 'mouseover' event is not equal to the 'touch' event).

FYI: I recently asked about this issue at the en-WP Village Pump. Feel free to ask if there are any considerations that'd need community input to get this done.

Oct 13 2020, 12:10 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)

Oct 7 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T75299: Indicators (protected icon, featured icon) are not shown in Minerva.

Adding on from the perspective of an en-WP editor, I agree that GA/FA icons are very important indicators that ought to be visible to mobile readers; the prevailing sentiment of the discussion Proc linked above affirms that that's the community's view.

Oct 7 2020, 1:08 AM · MinervaNeue, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design)

Sep 28 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T217914: Prevent accidental logouts on desktop Vector skin when using a mobile device.

This was recently proposed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Log_out_second_chance. My reading of the consensus so far from here and there is that there is more support than opposition.

Sep 28 2020, 10:07 PM · Vector (Responsive-Vector)
Sdkb raised the priority of T217914: Prevent accidental logouts on desktop Vector skin when using a mobile device from Lowest to Needs Triage.
Sep 28 2020, 10:06 PM · Vector (Responsive-Vector)

Aug 16 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T218097: [Bug] Some OSM relations didn't become polygons and are not been served through geoshapes service or geoline service.

I'm glad to see this marked as high priority. I just waded around a bunch trying to figure out why I wasn't able to get the Maplink template working before finding this.

Aug 16 2020, 12:36 PM · Maps (Maps-data)

Aug 6 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T201595: Mobile web (and Minerva desktop) does not present edit notices.

I'll second everything TheDJ just said — streamlining things like edit notices is a task I've been working on, but it's often quite difficult to build consensus. One alternative might be to create some parameter that'd allow designation of which edit notices are essential enough to be needed for mobile and which can be desktop-only.

Aug 6 2020, 11:13 AM · Editing-team (Design Backlog), Editing Design, covid-19, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), MobileFrontend, MinervaNeue, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Mobile

Jul 27 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T70689: User Preference's default options/values should be automatically marked in the special page itself.

FYI: This idea was recently brought up at the en-WP Village Pump, where it has received strong support so far. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Clearly_display_each_Default_setting_at_Special:Preferences

Jul 27 2020, 9:12 AM · MediaWiki-User-preferences

Jul 15 2020

Sdkb updated the task description for T258095: Add a description to the files line for [[Special:Statistics]].
Jul 15 2020, 6:50 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.4; 2020-08-11), MediaWiki-Special-pages
Sdkb created T258095: Add a description to the files line for [[Special:Statistics]].
Jul 15 2020, 6:49 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.4; 2020-08-11), MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jul 14 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T250929: Make the revision info notice on permanent links sticky as the user scrolls.

@Xaosflux, the issue has nothing to do with edit mode or readers being logged in. When you follow the example I linked above, it takes you to an old revision and also starts you scrolled half way down the page, which means you don't initially see the old revision notice.

Jul 14 2020, 8:55 AM · MediaWiki-Page-history

Jul 13 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T250929: Make the revision info notice on permanent links sticky as the user scrolls.

Are there any additional tags that I should add to this ticket to help it show up in front of the right project for it to be actioned?

Jul 13 2020, 9:41 PM · MediaWiki-Page-history

Jul 10 2020

Sdkb created T257650: Add ability to access media duration.
Jul 10 2020, 5:27 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

May 27 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T253743: Inconsistency in thousands separator between superscripts and reference list.

For context, I brought this up here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Vn53tjmuvuwey29w

May 27 2020, 5:58 PM · WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2020-05-27, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.35; 2020-06-02), covid-19, Cite

May 10 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T117122: Investigation: Related changes by category, including main and talk namespaces (for WikiProjects).

Adding another use case to this, it would be useful for creating a "go to random vital article" button, which I don't know of a way to code otherwise.

May 10 2020, 6:57 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CatTalk, Community-Tech (2015-2017), Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WikiProject-tools, WikiProject-X

May 8 2020

Sdkb added a watcher for Excerpts: Sdkb.
May 8 2020, 10:45 PM

May 7 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T250937: Noinclude with the VisualEditor.

@matmarex thanks! The noinclude tags are being used because of the spread of excerpts — they allow, for instance, leads of articles on aspects of the pandemic that start with "during the COVID-19 pandemic" to just say "during the pandemic" when transcluded to the COVID-19 pandemic article.

May 7 2020, 11:13 PM · Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.37; 2020-06-16), covid-19, VisualEditor
Sdkb updated subscribers of T250937: Noinclude with the VisualEditor.

@Certes just identified a possible reason for this bug; see this discussion.

May 7 2020, 7:31 PM · Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.37; 2020-06-16), covid-19, VisualEditor
Sdkb updated Sdkb.
May 7 2020, 6:25 PM
Sdkb added a project to T250937: Noinclude with the VisualEditor: covid-19.
May 7 2020, 6:21 PM · Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.37; 2020-06-16), covid-19, VisualEditor
Sdkb added a comment to T250937: Noinclude with the VisualEditor.

This issue just occurred again, resulting in disruption to COVID-19 pandemic, a very high-traffic page. @Aklapper, I don't know much about tagging phabricator tasks. Since you're the only other one here, would you be able to help get this in front of whoever might be able to fix it? Until it's fixed, this is going to keep happening at COVID-19 pages, many of which are using noinclude tags to make excerpting possible.

May 7 2020, 6:19 PM · Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.37; 2020-06-16), covid-19, VisualEditor

Apr 23 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T250929: Make the revision info notice on permanent links sticky as the user scrolls.

I think the small screen problem is one that could be solved with good enough design. For instance, the banner could collapse as you start scrolling, so that it gives the full information about the date/editor/number/etc. of the old revision at the top, but just a simple "this is an old revision" notice for when you're half way down the page.

Apr 23 2020, 10:00 AM · MediaWiki-Page-history
Sdkb created T250937: Noinclude with the VisualEditor.
Apr 23 2020, 7:52 AM · Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.37; 2020-06-16), covid-19, VisualEditor

Apr 22 2020

Sdkb created T250929: Make the revision info notice on permanent links sticky as the user scrolls.
Apr 22 2020, 9:01 PM · MediaWiki-Page-history
Sdkb raised the priority of T42763: Implement repeated/fixed/floating table headers from Low to Medium.

Any updates on this? It would be hugely useful for pages like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Perennial_sources#Sources, and it's come up again at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help_talk:Table#Sticky_table_headers?.

Apr 22 2020, 12:30 AM · MediaWiki-Interface (Tables), JavaScript

Mar 31 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T210871: Citoid is overwriting editor provided values without notification (was "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?").

Has there been any progress on this recently?

Mar 31 2020, 10:40 PM · Citoid

Mar 29 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T201596: iOS app does not present edit notices.

I just raised the priority of this a bit, per:

The inability to see edit notices on mobile is something we suspect is a major contributing factor to the messiness we're seeing at [[w:2019-20 coronavirus pandemic]]. This seems like an important issue to address — is there anything we can do to get this unstalled and prioritized?

Mar 29 2020, 8:42 PM · Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Mobile, iOS-app-Bugs
Sdkb raised the priority of T201596: iOS app does not present edit notices from Low to Medium.
Mar 29 2020, 8:41 PM · Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Mobile, iOS-app-Bugs

Mar 26 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T247701: Make sure COVID19 page to be readable on all form factors.

One big thing I'd like to see to make the page more readable on mobile: enable the Collapse Infobox Top template to work on mobile, so that readers don't have to scroll through all the less significant maps before getting to the content.

Mar 26 2020, 7:33 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues, covid-19, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 21 2020

Sdkb added a comment to T201595: Mobile web (and Minerva desktop) does not present edit notices.

The inability to see edit notices on mobile is something we suspect is a major contributing factor to the messiness we're seeing at [[w:2019-20 coronavirus pandemic]]. This seems like an important issue to address — is there anything we can do to get this unstalled and prioritized?

Mar 21 2020, 6:03 PM · Editing-team (Design Backlog), Editing Design, covid-19, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), MobileFrontend, MinervaNeue, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Mobile

Mar 16 2020

Sdkb awarded T244406: PLURAL not supported in UploadWizard upload phase a Pterodactyl token.
Mar 16 2020, 4:56 AM · Plural-Support, I18n, UploadWizard

Mar 14 2020

Sdkb created T247655: Add ability to designate a default thumbnail on videos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Mar 14 2020, 5:23 AM · TimedMediaHandler, MediaWiki-File-management, Commons

Feb 2 2020

Sdkb awarded T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience a Like token.
Feb 2 2020, 9:21 PM · QuickSurveys (Surveys), Surveys, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Dec 30 2019

Sdkb added a comment to T2738: Ability to watch section levels of pages.

I wish this request was given higher priority. It would really be extremely useful.

Dec 30 2019, 10:02 AM · Growth-Team, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, German-Community-Wishlist, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Sdkb awarded T2738: Ability to watch section levels of pages a Hungry Hippo token.
Dec 30 2019, 10:01 AM · Growth-Team, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, German-Community-Wishlist, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Oct 20 2019

Sdkb added a comment to T123694: Allow mobile web edits to be marked as minor.

Hi all! Thanks for creating this task. I've been editing a lot on mobile recently, and the ability to mark an edit as minor is one of the top things I've been missing.

Oct 20 2019, 11:25 PM · VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MobileFrontend

Jan 14 2019

Sdkb awarded T213652: Should downgrade ranking of listings' image on Wikivoyage a Like token.
Jan 14 2019, 7:13 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), PageImages