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Sun, Jun 21

Sj added a comment to T254275: HTML Dumps - June/2020.

@RBrounley_WMF can you comment on @Kelson's questions and comments above? How does this workflow interact w/ existing uses of mwoffliner? Are you building scripts that could extend that toolchain? Thanks!

Sun, Jun 21, 1:29 AM · Analytics-Radar, Core Platform Team, Dumps-Generation

Sun, Jun 14

Sj added a comment to T254275: HTML Dumps - June/2020.

+1 to Joe's and Kelson's comments. Definitely start w the existing and excellent kiwix pipeline where possible.

Sun, Jun 14, 8:09 PM · Analytics-Radar, Core Platform Team, Dumps-Generation

May 18 2020

Sj added a comment to T248897: Create an easy-to-use editing interface for JSON tabular data pages.

Metadata editing: it depends on the source. I could imagine people leaving many comments on a talk page, and someone familiar w/ how to update the metadata doing so periodically (once a week?) It's not something that every visitor needs to be able to easily do.

May 18 2020, 3:57 PM · covid-19, Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig, Epic

May 11 2020

Sj updated subscribers of T250919: Add row/cell annotations to tabular data.

Tgr: Agreed on the importance of this. There should be a canonical space for annotations, which could be a source or other (imagine the entire output of your favorite {{cite}} or {{footnote}} template) -- just as though every cell has a pre-generated footnote for all such details. There is already a common norm of providing an extra source column (or row, more rarely) -- which would still be useful where there is no need to repeat the same source information for each cell.

May 11 2020, 4:17 PM · Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig, covid-19
Sj added a comment to T248897: Create an easy-to-use editing interface for JSON tabular data pages.

@Tchanders it may make sense to start with just editing the existing table, but just as important is the ability to add a new element/row with the same structure. Depending on the use case, edits to a given tab file tend to be bimodal: either (editing existing cells) or (adding a new row, never editing existing cells).

May 11 2020, 2:36 PM · covid-19, Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig, Epic
Sj added a comment to T248897: Create an easy-to-use editing interface for JSON tabular data pages.

@1Veertje Thank you -- I find your tool also useful for working in the other direction: taking an existing spreadsheet and generating a tab file.

May 11 2020, 2:16 PM · covid-19, Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig, Epic
Sj updated subscribers of T251759: Create a basic editing dialog for editing JSON tabular data as a table.
May 11 2020, 2:15 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.32; 2020-05-12), covid-19, Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig
Sj added a comment to T251759: Create a basic editing dialog for editing JSON tabular data as a table.

This looks amazing, @Tchanders . Thank you :) Just waiting on review?

May 11 2020, 2:13 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.32; 2020-05-12), covid-19, Commons-Datasets, JsonConfig

May 9 2020

Sj added a comment to T3886: A cross-wiki "What links here" (aggregate local iwbacklinks from wikis).

Another use case for a generalized 'whatLinksHere' -- seeing where a tabular data file is used?

May 9 2020, 9:26 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Sj added a comment to T252307: Create a Lua module that converts tabular data to a wiki table.

I like this -- with an option for a "time-series" that would take one row as a 'primary key' and pull out only the most recent row for each unique key.

May 9 2020, 9:22 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2020, covid-19, Commons-Datasets

Apr 7 2020

Sj added a comment to T238362: Blazegraph write performance tuning.

Are these questions answered elsewhere? Seems to not quite fit the phab-task format

Apr 7 2020, 9:12 PM · Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Mar 28 2020

eranroz awarded T54165: Links to talk pages in mobile view for all anonymous users a Heartbreak token.
Mar 28 2020, 2:35 PM · DiscussionTools, OWC2020, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WMF-deploy-2015-06-16_(1.26wmf10), MobileFrontend, User-notice, Notice

Jan 24 2020

Masumrezarock100 awarded T2470: Provide a 'user-watchlist' that lists all recent contributions of a set of users a Dislike token.
Jan 24 2020, 1:05 PM · Growth-Team, Phlogiston-Category, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Sep 16 2019

Sj added a comment to T232986: Enable all possible language pairs in cxserver, apply wiki specific configuration in the wiki.

This would be great. Wiki policies shouldn't limit tool capabilities esp w.r.t. other tools.

Sep 16 2019, 10:31 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-October-December), MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.25; 2019-10-01), ContentTranslation

Jun 14 2019

Sj added a comment to T220212: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019: Discussion .

Participants selection should be based on need and not on a fixed quota of participants.

It's extremely sad we can't have a all-technical sit-down of any form with all the interested engineers in the movement.

We also need to bridge the gap between frontend and backend people.

We really need more than 50 participants this year, I would imagine 100 would be better. I would assume we'd select people based on core competencies and relevance to the topics to be discussed, not based on blind-copy essay writing. I would assume teams will choose the people who would represent them best to apply to the conference.

Jun 14 2019, 9:25 AM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2019, International-Developer-Events

Jun 10 2019

Sj added a comment to T143269: Strange asterisks by citations.

Still an issue in Electron / w the latest PediaPress functionality?

Jun 10 2019, 4:00 PM · OCG-PDFRenderer

Jun 6 2019

Sj added a comment to T184772: [EPIC] Determine next steps with books functionality.

How's this coming?

Jun 6 2019, 6:35 PM · Collection, Wikisource, Epic

Nov 26 2018

Sj renamed T210413: Generate IPFS snapshots (via HTML dumps) from Generate HTML dumps again, for IPFS-friendliness to Generate IPFS snapshots (via HTML dumps) .
Nov 26 2018, 6:46 PM · Dumps-Generation
Sj added a comment to T210413: Generate IPFS snapshots (via HTML dumps) .

See also
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T182351 (the standing request for HTML dumps)
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T133547 (for a requested generation process)

Nov 26 2018, 6:44 PM · Dumps-Generation
Sj added a comment to T182351: Make HTML dumps available.

See also: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T210413 for maintaining an IPFS-friendly dump (which could be generated from an unzipped HTML dump)

Nov 26 2018, 6:42 PM · Analytics-Radar, Research-Backlog, Datasets-Archiving
Sj updated the task description for T210413: Generate IPFS snapshots (via HTML dumps) .
Nov 26 2018, 4:04 PM · Dumps-Generation
Sj created T210413: Generate IPFS snapshots (via HTML dumps) .
Nov 26 2018, 4:04 PM · Dumps-Generation
Sj added a comment to T45150: Commons uploads: Support automatic conversion of video formats to free formats.

Is there a more recent umbrella for this + other conversion issues?

Nov 26 2018, 3:53 PM · TimedMediaHandler-Transcode, Wikimedia-Video, Commons

Nov 11 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T45150: Commons uploads: Support automatic conversion of video formats to free formats a Love token.
Nov 11 2018, 12:40 PM · TimedMediaHandler-Transcode, Wikimedia-Video, Commons

Apr 26 2018

Sj added a comment to T192455: Permanently implement autoconfirmed-account-requirement for new article creation on en.wiki .

MaxSem, thanks for the patches. DannyH: Indeed ! Warm thanks to every cool head.

Apr 26 2018, 1:30 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-24 (1.32.0-wmf.1)), MediaWiki-extensions-ArticleCreationWorkflow, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jan 23 2018

Sj added a comment to T185607: Provide an inline discussion feature, "DiscussThis".
Jan 23 2018, 11:56 PM · Growth-Team, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Plugins, StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage, VisualEditor
Sj added a comment to T185607: Provide an inline discussion feature, "DiscussThis".

Pubpub is experimenting with inline discussion (in addition to sidebar discussions). Discussion threads are all linked to either {page as a whole} or to a paragraph. Editors can choose to embed a [summary view] thread inline

Jan 23 2018, 11:56 PM · Growth-Team, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Plugins, StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage, VisualEditor

Aug 17 2017

Sj added a comment to T3790: Allow uploading of 3D files to Wikimedia Commons.

A most important task! thanks for working on this.

Aug 17 2017, 8:50 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, MediaWiki-File-management, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Commons, Contributors-Team, Epic, Multimedia

Apr 30 2017

Sj added a comment to T120288: Enable MP3 uploads on Wikimedia Commons and TMH playback.

Perhaps priority​ can be raised again, too. This should be a big deal :) Any reason not to implement now? Are people waiting on new input from Commons?

Apr 30 2017, 7:05 AM · Patch-For-Review, Trust-and-Safety, TimedMediaHandler, WMF-Legal, UploadWizard, Commons, User-notice, Multimedia

Jan 27 2017

atgo awarded T45150: Commons uploads: Support automatic conversion of video formats to free formats a Love token.
Jan 27 2017, 10:53 PM · TimedMediaHandler-Transcode, Wikimedia-Video, Commons

Jan 15 2017

Qgil awarded T45149: Commons uploads: Support automatic conversion of mp3 formats to free format a Party Time token.
Jan 15 2017, 5:55 PM · Commons, TimedMediaHandler

Jul 16 2016

Nemo_bis awarded T39234: Provide a category-like view (single list) of all redirects to a topic [whatlinkshere, redirects, UI] a Doubloon token.
Jul 16 2016, 8:01 AM · MediaWiki-Redirects

Jun 23 2016

Sj updated subscribers of T4089: Whitelist OASIS OpenDocument file format.
Jun 23 2016, 10:42 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Sj updated subscribers of T3790: Allow uploading of 3D files to Wikimedia Commons.
Jun 23 2016, 9:54 AM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, MediaWiki-File-management, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Commons, Contributors-Team, Epic, Multimedia

Apr 24 2016

Sj added a comment to T54141: VisualEditor: Provide a mechanism to disable VisualEditor on a given page (to be used if it corrupts said page).
In T54141#1568572, @Neil_P._Quinn_WMF wrote:

Today, the visual editor corrupts pages far less often than it did when this bug was filed two years ago, which makes me think that the benefits of these magic words would be small. Are there other reasons for having them?

Apr 24 2016, 4:46 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Mar 25 2016

Sj added a comment to T44318: Restore WikiStats features disabled for mere performance reasons.

Thanks Erik.

Mar 25 2016, 11:23 AM · Analytics-Radar, Analytics-Wikistats

Mar 24 2016

Sj added a parent task for T60826: REPORTS-68 Implement dynamic cache duration: T44318: Restore WikiStats features disabled for mere performance reasons.
Mar 24 2016, 11:27 PM · Quarry
Sj added a subtask for T44318: Restore WikiStats features disabled for mere performance reasons: T60826: REPORTS-68 Implement dynamic cache duration.
Mar 24 2016, 11:27 PM · Analytics-Radar, Analytics-Wikistats
Sj updated the task description for T44318: Restore WikiStats features disabled for mere performance reasons.
Mar 24 2016, 11:26 PM · Analytics-Radar, Analytics-Wikistats
Sj added a comment to T44318: Restore WikiStats features disabled for mere performance reasons.

Current thoughts on this? I still would like to refer to these stats a few times a year. Nemo, did you figure out if this is something that could be run effectively on a mirror? I could get my local library to do this.

Mar 24 2016, 11:25 PM · Analytics-Radar, Analytics-Wikistats

Mar 15 2016

Sj updated the task description for T130077: Fix & restore the "Find a language" search box on www.wikipedia.org portal - API bug? .
Mar 15 2016, 10:19 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaIncubator, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery
Sj updated the task description for T130077: Fix & restore the "Find a language" search box on www.wikipedia.org portal - API bug? .
Mar 15 2016, 10:18 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaIncubator, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery
Sj created T130077: Fix & restore the "Find a language" search box on www.wikipedia.org portal - API bug? .
Mar 15 2016, 10:17 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaIncubator, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery

Feb 10 2016

Sj added a comment to T126348: Performance issues on very long pages.

Finally, lag varies significantly w/ the same computer setup (mem free, no complex processes running): the initial page reported now has only a 5s delay at the bottom, not a 15s one.

Feb 10 2016, 4:16 AM · Performance Issue, Cite, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor
Sj updated the task description for T126347: MW feedback tool fails to post feedback when you click "File" .
Feb 10 2016, 3:38 AM · Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-General
Sj added a comment to T126348: Performance issues on very long pages.

Update from further testing (on a faster cnxn w/ 2ms latency):

  • Not noticeable on Safari. Noticeable on Chrome and (less so) on Firefox.
  • Per-character lag depends on how far down the page the cursor is. Chrome: Fast at the top, slow at the bottom. Firefox: on one page, fast at the bottom, slow at the top...
  • This happens on long pages w/ less interesting markup, but much less noticeable. Test page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_Birthday_Honours?veaction=edit
At the start of this page, in Chrome, lag is ~1s for a full sentence (waiting for the final letter to be typed after hands up). At the end of the page, lag is ~4s for the same sentence. (In FF, 5s at the start, 0s at the end.)

  • Lag is cumulative, adds up with every keystroke. Not with every character entered — Ctrl-V counts as a single keystroke for arbitrary blocks of text. Despite the growing lag, characters appear on the screen in bunches, not one at a time.
Feb 10 2016, 3:33 AM · Performance Issue, Cite, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

Feb 9 2016

Sj updated the task description for T126348: Performance issues on very long pages.
Feb 9 2016, 4:40 PM · Performance Issue, Cite, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor
Sj created T126348: Performance issues on very long pages.
Feb 9 2016, 4:39 PM · Performance Issue, Cite, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor
Sj created T126347: MW feedback tool fails to post feedback when you click "File" .
Feb 9 2016, 4:34 PM · Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-General

Nov 22 2015

Florian awarded T54165: Links to talk pages in mobile view for all anonymous users a Heartbreak token.
Nov 22 2015, 8:39 PM · DiscussionTools, OWC2020, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WMF-deploy-2015-06-16_(1.26wmf10), MobileFrontend, User-notice, Notice

Oct 27 2015

Sj added a comment to T45150: Commons uploads: Support automatic conversion of video formats to free formats.

Super nett. Can you use Schnittserver for mp3 files as well? cf. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T45149

Oct 27 2015, 4:14 PM · TimedMediaHandler-Transcode, Wikimedia-Video, Commons

Sep 16 2015

Sj added a comment to T108276: Remove Alias for sj@wm.o.

Hello all, catching up. This thread was being downfiltered in my mail client (speaking of email quirks!)

Sep 16 2015, 3:47 AM · Operations, Mail

Sep 13 2015

Sj added a comment to T44894: Please restrict anonymous users from creating new pages at sw.wikipedia.

Echoing Risker - what alternative measures do you propose, given that the current community is not used to technical hacks?
Abuse filters are tricky to use. Is PageTriage easy to localize now into Swahili?

Sep 13 2015, 1:46 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 30 2015

Sj added a comment to T106375: Wikimedia Commons logo unsharp/blurred.

Ah, you're right. Wiki-commons.png does seem to be the right size.
And it is better than what is currently in the corner, even though it is not perfect.

Jul 30 2015, 8:04 AM · Patch-For-Review, good first task, Design, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 28 2015

Sj added a project to T106375: Wikimedia Commons logo unsharp/blurred: good first task.
Jul 28 2015, 6:38 PM · Patch-For-Review, good first task, Design, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Sj added a project to T106375: Wikimedia Commons logo unsharp/blurred: Design.
Jul 28 2015, 6:38 PM · Patch-For-Review, good first task, Design, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Sj added a comment to T106375: Wikimedia Commons logo unsharp/blurred.

Glaisher - does that look good to you? Do you need a different logo generated from the SVG?

Jul 28 2015, 4:04 PM · Patch-For-Review, good first task, Design, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 23 2015

Sj added a comment to T106375: Wikimedia Commons logo unsharp/blurred.

Here is an improved png from Tuvalkin:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Commons-logo-en.png

Jul 23 2015, 1:18 AM · Patch-For-Review, good first task, Design, Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mar 22 2015

Sj added a comment to T3790: Allow uploading of 3D files to Wikimedia Commons.

Is there a separate bug for Blender files? That would still be awesome as well. Talking to Bassam K today, it sounds like writing a simple sanitizer came up on blender forums & shouldn't be hard.

Mar 22 2015, 8:17 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, MediaWiki-File-management, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Commons, Contributors-Team, Epic, Multimedia

Mar 10 2015

Sj added a comment to T44894: Please restrict anonymous users from creating new pages at sw.wikipedia.

I support implementing this request, for page creation. Possibly as a trial, revisiting it in 6 months for another community chat informed by before/after data. (We need better data and should actively run more experiments like this on individual wikis: currently limited in part by the small range of wikis that want it to happen.)

Mar 10 2015, 4:23 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests