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Jul 15 2015, 4:52 PM (178 w, 8 h)
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May 12 2018

Slowking4 added a comment to T194465: When the author/source is indicated with a template, it is categorized as "Files with no machine-readable author/source".

you also might want to consider cases like artwork and photograph template, where there is an artist, or photographer, and not author.

May 12 2018, 3:57 PM · Multimedia, CommonsMetadata, Commons

Apr 17 2018

Slowking4 added a comment to T192220: Section dividers in ProofreadPage editing form are disappearing.

in addition, the "page body" field seems to have a limited size with a scroll bar, and the "Footer" field seems to expand to fill page even when empty

Apr 17 2018, 6:27 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Regression, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Jan 5 2018

Slowking4 added a comment to T162520: IA Upload unable to convert a JPEG2000 to JPEG.

here is another example "Handbook of Nature Study."
https://tools.wmflabs.org/ia-upload/log/handbookofnature00coms_0
https://archive.org/details/handbookofnature00coms_0

Jan 5 2018, 1:58 AM · IA Upload

Jan 3 2018

Slowking4 added a comment to T161934: Add support for JP2 files.

yes, in addition some books are getting bounced at IAuploader for this reason (until IA starts converting to dejavu again)

Jan 3 2018, 5:52 PM · MediaWiki-File-management, Commons, Multimedia

Dec 9 2017

Slowking4 added a comment to T51443: UW support for other templates than {{Information}} (eg {{Artwork}}).

here is some metadata cleanup that could have been avoided had this been implemented sooner

Dec 9 2017, 2:29 PM · Commons, Multimedia, UploadWizard

Nov 15 2017

Slowking4 added a comment to T51443: UW support for other templates than {{Information}} (eg {{Artwork}}).

i think it is great that you know enough to file a "will not fix"
i guess i will stop making what little metadata cleanup i was doing by hand,
steering newbies to a cul-de-sac that creates more backlog is not isolated to this process.
i'm sure you will have a solution for this metadata debt in you own time.

Nov 15 2017, 9:14 PM · Commons, Multimedia, UploadWizard
Slowking4 added a comment to T51443: UW support for other templates than {{Information}} (eg {{Artwork}}).

yeah i understand if you have never tried to clean the metadata mess at commons, you would not see the point to the task.
the workaround currently is to use pattypan and not use upload wizard.
it takes some expertise to know not to use the tool, that does not support linking to wikidata.

Nov 15 2017, 7:31 PM · Commons, Multimedia, UploadWizard

Sep 21 2017

Slowking4 added a comment to T176393: TwoColConflict is overriding EditPage for all ContentFormats.

i could save edits with index. fields did not load
additionally, in page space, header and footer field did not appear, but "noinclude" wikicode was shown, buttons to edit page status did not appear, but "pagestatus" wikicode did

Sep 21 2017, 1:28 PM · WMDE-QWERTY-Sprint-2017-10-17, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-07 (1.31.0-wmf.7)), MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q2-Oct-Dec-2017), WMDE-QWERTY-Team, MediaWiki-Page-editing, Patch-For-Review, TCB-Team, Two-Column-Edit-Conflict-Merge, ProofreadPage, Wikisource

Aug 28 2017

Slowking4 added a comment to T96552: Add option (disabled by default) to force untranslated centralnotices.

at wikimania 2017 at the fundraising panel
the fundraising team admitted that there was negative feedback from readers concerned that the bad translations were a sign wikipedia was failing.
https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Fundraising_messaging_that_moves_our_readers:_What_we%E2%80%99ve_learned_from_testing_thousands_of_fundraising_appeals
perhaps the negative brand impact would motivate some consensus at WMF to develop a translation standard of practice?

Aug 28 2017, 3:57 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice

Aug 17 2017

Slowking4 added a comment to T154371: Review and deploy Timeless skin.

keep in mind WMF is breaking scripts at each code deployment
leaving a train of grumpy power users

Aug 17 2017, 2:48 PM · Developer-Advocacy, Chinese-Sites, Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, Community-consensus-needed, Timeless

Apr 8 2017

Slowking4 created T162520: IA Upload unable to convert a JPEG2000 to JPEG.
Apr 8 2017, 2:00 PM · IA Upload

Feb 22 2017

Slowking4 added a comment to T158803: Include Wikidata image transclusions in GlobalUsage.

comment - it is important to have good usage metrics to show our GLAM partners. a systemic under-count of views transcluded from wikidata is sad

Feb 22 2017, 8:24 PM · GLAM-Tech, Multimedia, GlobalUsage

Feb 17 2017

Slowking4 added a comment to T158352: Flickr Public Domain Mark.

there is no clear consensus for this interpretation of PDM.

Feb 17 2017, 3:19 AM · Multimedia, UploadWizard

Dec 7 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T139332: Improved Content Translation template adaptation (tracking).

would suggest option for wikidata infoboxes where available
for example
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_person/Wikidata
and
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod%C3%A8le:Infobox_Biographie2

Dec 7 2016, 5:53 PM · User-notice, WorkType-Maintenance, Language-Engineering October-December 2016, ContentTranslation, Category, Design

Aug 16 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T13698: Allow &preload= and &editintro= parameters for templates on Special:Upload.

i'm not using upload wizard, and until the feature enabled, not using special:upload either

Aug 16 2016, 5:29 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-Uploading

Jul 8 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T139583: [Story] "citation needed" for Wikidata.

you need a process and team to add citations, not merely grow the "citation needed" backlog.

Jul 8 2016, 12:30 AM · Story, Wikidata

Jun 11 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T123708: Occasional "docserver-http: HTTP 404" when trying to save an edit made in the visual editor.

you can replicate the error

Jun 11 2016, 11:56 AM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Jun 9 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T123708: Occasional "docserver-http: HTTP 404" when trying to save an edit made in the visual editor.

hi, yes my screenshot was trying to edit this article insert > pages on the WS VE menu

Jun 9 2016, 4:25 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Slowking4 added a comment to T48580: Create a VisualEditor plugin to integrate with ProofreadPage.

when trying to insert > pages get a 404 error ;' trying to switch to code hangs.
when refresshing and repeating it saves properly. on chrome browser

Jun 9 2016, 3:35 AM · User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-28_(1.28.0-wmf.8)), Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, User-notice, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Wikisource, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Plugins, ProofreadPage

Apr 22 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T111920: When an article contains multiple images, mobile app takes the first image on the page that isn't inside a template as header image. .

this is a problem, for example the article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman
displays a map prominently, not all the other images of the article subject.

Apr 22 2016, 1:30 AM · Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Readers-Web-Backlog, PageImages, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Mobile

Apr 19 2016

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T48580: Create a VisualEditor plugin to integrate with ProofreadPage.

i noted some buggy interaction for the insert > pages, initially rather than subsequenly editing pages template https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Feedback

Apr 19 2016, 4:15 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-28_(1.28.0-wmf.8)), Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, User-notice, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Wikisource, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Plugins, ProofreadPage

Apr 18 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T86436: Commons API and Special:Upload fail to upload file over or almost 100 MB (with cryptic "413 Request Entity Too Large" error).

ok i have uploaded this 69.29 MB volume using metadata from IA uploader and uploading using chunked uploads.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:1977_Books_and_Pamphlets_July-Dec.djvu
could someone please incorporate chunked upload functionality into IA uploader?

Apr 18 2016, 3:32 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading, Multimedia, Commons
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T115984: Cryptic "413 Request Entity Too Large" error when uploading new version of >100MB file on Commons.
Apr 18 2016, 2:12 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Multimedia, Commons
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T86436: Commons API and Special:Upload fail to upload file over or almost 100 MB (with cryptic "413 Request Entity Too Large" error).

this is a problem for uploading books
with IA moving away from dejavu the bloated jpegs will be larger
important copyright information is unworkable
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Upload_file_too_large.png

Apr 18 2016, 2:07 PM · MediaWiki-Uploading, Multimedia, Commons

Apr 7 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T48580: Create a VisualEditor plugin to integrate with ProofreadPage.

works well in chrome and firefox. saved first new article.

Apr 7 2016, 4:56 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-28_(1.28.0-wmf.8)), Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, User-notice, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Wikisource, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Plugins, ProofreadPage

Feb 22 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T127625: Give new editors feedback about the number of pageviews articles they work on get.

it could work as echo or bot message to user talk or email
opt in via education sign up or event signup

Feb 22 2016, 4:21 AM · New-Editor-Experiences

Feb 21 2016

Slowking4 updated the task description for T127625: Give new editors feedback about the number of pageviews articles they work on get.
Feb 21 2016, 3:37 AM · New-Editor-Experiences
Slowking4 updated the task description for T127625: Give new editors feedback about the number of pageviews articles they work on get.
Feb 21 2016, 3:35 AM · New-Editor-Experiences
Slowking4 created T127625: Give new editors feedback about the number of pageviews articles they work on get.
Feb 21 2016, 3:14 AM · New-Editor-Experiences

Jan 19 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T110774: [Citation Bot] Investigation: automated citation-fixing [AOI] .

there seem to be 69000 articles with bare urls
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=default&search=insource%3A%2F%5C%3Cref%5C%3Ehtt%28p%7Cps%29%5C%3A%2F&fulltext=Search

Jan 19 2016, 1:38 PM · Community-Tech, Community-Tech-fixes
Slowking4 updated subscribers of T110774: [Citation Bot] Investigation: automated citation-fixing [AOI] .
Jan 19 2016, 1:31 PM · Community-Tech, Community-Tech-fixes

Jan 14 2016

Slowking4 added a comment to T122625: Add Zero banners to non Wikipedia mobile project pages.

please add wikisource to the list

Jan 14 2016, 3:31 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Zero, ZeroBanner
Slowking4 updated subscribers of T122625: Add Zero banners to non Wikipedia mobile project pages.
Jan 14 2016, 3:31 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, Zero, ZeroBanner

Dec 9 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.
In T59308#1851298, @Tgr wrote:

@Slowking4 I don't believe we have that kind of metadata. There is Author from the Information template, and not much else.

Dec 9 2015, 12:31 PM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaWiki-extensions-MultimediaViewer

Dec 4 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.

creator is noted with metadata, but not noted "creator" or "artist" unlike "uploader" on right hand side
it would be nice to call out field name

Dec 4 2015, 2:29 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaWiki-extensions-MultimediaViewer

Dec 2 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.

i would agree with Pete. historically assumption was that uploader was creator, but this is increasingly not the case, and uploader may be bot. and many uploaders are long gone. only rarely do readers question my uploads

Dec 2 2015, 12:31 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaWiki-extensions-MultimediaViewer
Slowking4 updated subscribers of T59308: Remove uploader's name from MediaViewer: only last uploader's name is shown.
Dec 2 2015, 12:26 AM · MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-01-12_(1.27.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-In-2015, MediaWiki-extensions-MultimediaViewer

Nov 14 2015

Slowking4 updated subscribers of T48580: Create a VisualEditor plugin to integrate with ProofreadPage.
Nov 14 2015, 4:12 AM · User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-28_(1.28.0-wmf.8)), Wikimania-Hackathon-2016, User-notice, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Wikisource, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Plugins, ProofreadPage

Oct 5 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T5233: Send a cookie with each block.

is it in compliance with EU Cookie Law?
https://econsultancy.com/blog/63118-17-useful-examples-of-eu-cookie-law-compliance/

Oct 5 2015, 7:58 PM · MW-1.29-release-notes, Community-Tech, User-notice, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, MediaWiki-User-management

Sep 22 2015

Slowking4 updated subscribers of T86611: API does not fail gracefully when data is too large.
Sep 22 2015, 11:07 PM · Commons, Wikisource, MediaWiki-API

Sep 7 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T108630: [AOI] Investigation: How can we improve HotCat?.

thanks, sorry if off topic.
got here from
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-HotCat.js
will post that other thread there

Sep 7 2015, 2:31 PM · Community-Tech
Slowking4 added a comment to T108630: [AOI] Investigation: How can we improve HotCat?.

the look & feel appears different in commons:
when type in the text box, the auto fill does not appear in the drop down box,
until i click away from the text box
when i save when an auto fill is in drop down box
it does not save the first auto fill suggestion, but the text in the text box

Sep 7 2015, 12:43 PM · Community-Tech
Slowking4 added a comment to T108630: [AOI] Investigation: How can we improve HotCat?.

have you recently changed hotcat?
i noticed different repsonses:
it is not changing lowercase to upper case, but requires a click on the drop down suggestion
it is not filling in suggestion consistently, but the drop down is blank, requiring typing in the whole category

Sep 7 2015, 12:06 PM · Community-Tech

Sep 4 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T5233: Send a cookie with each block.

+1 MZMcBride
a culture problem will not be solved with cookies.
you are just escalating wack a mole

Sep 4 2015, 12:13 AM · MW-1.29-release-notes, Community-Tech, User-notice, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-Authentication-and-authorization, MediaWiki-User-management
Slowking4 added a comment to T106930: Throttle account creation and email sending per browser as well as IP address.

the previous throttling had adverse impact on uninvolved newbies.
will cookies work against a browser change, or public machine restart?
we just had a determined sock who routinely overcame auto-confirmed.
any reason to believe this solution would work for them.
or is it merely a speed bump for the easily detectable?

Sep 4 2015, 12:01 AM · Community-Tech (2015-2017), MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Sep 2 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T106930: Throttle account creation and email sending per browser as well as IP address.

i agree, but counseling not biting to new page patrolers is falling on deaf ears. hard to get engagement in a broken process. better to fix process by incorporating feedback.

Sep 2 2015, 2:53 AM · Community-Tech (2015-2017), MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Aug 30 2015

Slowking4 added a comment to T106930: Throttle account creation and email sending per browser as well as IP address.

the account creation throttle is a major headache at editathons.
not every technical solution to vandalism should be done, if it adversely affects newbies. i.e. first do no harm
consider improving algorithm https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/Wikipedia%27s_health:_A_socio-technical_overview

Aug 30 2015, 3:25 AM · Community-Tech (2015-2017), MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Aug 16 2015

Slowking4 created T109203: captcha in visual editor broken for non-confirmed editors on en.wp.
Aug 16 2015, 2:20 AM · VisualEditor

Jul 15 2015

Slowking4 added a member for MediaWiki-extensions-GWToolset: Slowking4.
Jul 15 2015, 4:55 PM