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Tue, Feb 20

Snaevar added a comment to T17294: Allow blocking of global accounts.

Blocks of expired temporary accounts make no sense (but admins may tend to use indefinite block for VOA) and they will inflate the database and confuse users. So some proposed ideas:

  • Prevent blocks of temporary accounts for more than the lifetime (one year in Wikimedia wikis)
  • Prevent blocks of already expired temporary accounts
  • Automatically purge blocks of temporary accounts upon expiration
Tue, Feb 20, 10:19 AM · Patch-For-Review, Temporary accounts, MediaWiki-Platform-Team, MediaWiki-Blocks, Goal, Epic, Stewards-and-global-tools, GlobalBlocking

Sat, Feb 17

Snaevar added a comment to T357802: Prompt user to create an account after rate limit trip.

Maybe just block them?

Sat, Feb 17, 2:23 PM · Temporary accounts

Fri, Feb 9

Snaevar created T357161: Investigate using WDQS graphs in WMF wikis, instead of supporting WDQS in Extension:Graph.
Fri, Feb 9, 5:39 PM · Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Jan 28 2024

Snaevar added a comment to T352571: Evaluate WorldCat Search API v2.

Icelandic ISBN numbers are also a problem. They are managed by the National library (https://landsbokasafn.is), which does not have an search engine for them. They are added to "Global register of publishers" (https://grp.isbn-international.org), but that only shows publishers, not books, and is thus inadequate for Wikipedia use.
Prior to WorldCat's removal from Citoid, they showed up just fine.

Jan 28 2024, 2:21 AM · Editing-team (Kanban Board), Citoid

Jan 26 2024

Snaevar updated subscribers of T354002: Request to add a link to Minerva mobile sidebar in zhwikinews.

Stalled until tasks mentioned in T229953#5398372 are resolved

Jan 26 2024, 4:56 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Chinese-Sites

Jan 24 2024

Snaevar added a comment to T343131: Commons database is growing way too fast.

Another way to reduce size of transclude table used in the past was to run a bot job of substituting template redirects. Does anybody have a good SQL query to see if we have any templates with often used redirects? I run many such bot jobs in the past but not in the last decade or so.

Jan 24 2024, 5:05 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.18; 2024-02-13), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (Radar), Data-Persistence (work done), Commons

Jan 21 2024

Snaevar added a comment to T343131: Commons database is growing way too fast.

Some more specific templates (more to add): [...]

Those need an function that accepts arguments, not frame. For example, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Module:SDC_tracking needs "function p._SDC_statement_exist(args)", "function p.SDC_statement_exist(frame)" will not work.

Jan 21 2024, 7:05 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.18; 2024-02-13), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (Radar), Data-Persistence (work done), Commons

Oct 29 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T349781: Add some PageTriage components and icons to the Codex library.

All of those icons are in codex, their names are (from top to bottom):
cdxIconMoveLast ltr version, cdxIconInfoFilled, cdxIconHeart, cdxIconSuccess, cdxIconTag rtl version, cdxIconTrash, cdxIconDoubleChevronStart rtl version.
They are all the largest variants of the icons, 20px.

Oct 29 2023, 4:37 PM · PageTriage

Oct 15 2023

Snaevar closed T346835: Visual Editor "Media settings" dialog should allow more room for Alternative text as Invalid.

The solution here is fine, but the problem is non-existant. It is a classic case of an solution looking for a problem.
In W3Cs standard (the same organization as was behind HTML4) alternative text is supposed to be short. See https://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20081211/G94
Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Accessibility/Alternative_text_for_images#Basics says the same, so the editor is trying to violate the rules of the project he edits the most to. It so happens that the creator of this ticket pointed out the latter point out to me, so I know he has no valid argument here.
Let's not waste more time than necessary.

Oct 15 2023, 3:42 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media, VisualEditor

Oct 9 2023

Snaevar updated the task description for T348403: Wikisource misses very much the <ref> button in the toolbar.
Oct 9 2023, 1:00 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.10; 2023-12-19), WikiEditor, All-and-every-Wikisource
Snaevar added a comment to T348403: Wikisource misses very much the <ref> button in the toolbar.

The problem is that button is not in the Page namespace - random example: https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Page:Stories_by_Foreign_Authors_(German_II).djvu/1&action=edit

Oct 9 2023, 12:53 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.10; 2023-12-19), WikiEditor, All-and-every-Wikisource

Oct 8 2023

Snaevar added a project to T348403: Wikisource misses very much the <ref> button in the toolbar: WikiEditor.
Oct 8 2023, 3:16 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.10; 2023-12-19), WikiEditor, All-and-every-Wikisource

Sep 29 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T347732: Mock up a 100% Codex front end for PageTriage.

Things missing (probably not exhaustive):

  • Green button in "Set filters" under the "Set filters" link on the special page - or decide to use a blue one
  • Date picker for "Set filters" under data range - T91148
Sep 29 2023, 10:23 PM · Design-System-Team, PageTriage

Sep 21 2023

Snaevar added a project to T337887: Consult Dumps users and other community members about the future of Dumps: AutoWikiBrowser.

AutoWikiBrowser has an database scanner using the dumps. Just pointing it out, seems relevant.

Sep 21 2023, 9:08 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), Dumps 2.0, Data Products

Sep 16 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T346469: Is codex-search-styles stable for templates to use? What should templates do going forward?.
<span class='cdx-button'>Button text</span>

on a wiki page gives incorrect background color and color of the border. Tested on old vector skin.

Sep 16 2023, 12:35 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.12; 2024-01-02), Codex, Design-System-Team

Aug 29 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T276857: [Check] Offer volunteers feedback about the reliability of the source they are attempting to add.

It would be nice to have the "Perennial sources" list under the community config page so it can be turned off on the small and medium sized wikis, most of which do not have one.

Aug 29 2023, 7:48 PM · Editing-team, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2023, EditCheck, VisualEditor

Aug 27 2023

Snaevar added a subtask for T255366: SameSite cookie issues: T345032: Some cookies are misusing the recommended “SameSite“ attribute.
Aug 27 2023, 8:32 AM · MediaWiki-General
Snaevar added a parent task for T345032: Some cookies are misusing the recommended “SameSite“ attribute: T255366: SameSite cookie issues.
Aug 27 2023, 8:32 AM · MediaWiki-Platform-Team, MediaWiki-Core-AuthManager, Beta-Cluster-reproducible

Aug 19 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T344534: Explore bot-replacing all WikiHiero uses with Unicode glyphs, and switching off the extension.

As for inserting the characters from the perspective of medium and small wikis, it would be best to add them to "special characters" in the editors, preferrably all three (Wikieditor, VisualEditor, 2017 wikitext editor).

Aug 19 2023, 9:53 AM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.27; 2023-09-19), WikiHiero

Jun 30 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T340046: Targets system gives deprecation warnings for gadget modules.

Might want to send a message to Arjunaraoc user talk page at https://te.wikisource.org/wiki/%E0%B0%B5%E0%B0%BE%E0%B0%A1%E0%B1%81%E0%B0%95%E0%B0%B0%E0%B0%BF_%E0%B0%9A%E0%B0%B0%E0%B1%8D%E0%B0%9A:Arjunaraoc since he is the only interface admin on that project and that te.wikisource was mentioned in T340682

Jun 30 2023, 5:16 AM · Web-Team-Backlog (Needs Prioritization (Tech)), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.15; 2023-06-27), affects-translatewiki.net

Jun 23 2023

Snaevar updated the task description for T338155: Investigating caching issues (frontend).
Jun 23 2023, 12:41 AM · ProofreadPage
Snaevar added a comment to T338155: Investigating caching issues (frontend).

It would be nice to fetch the first page thumbnail up on visiting the Index page, using the same method as with the "Page" namespace. The "Page" namespace preloads 1024px for the previous and next page. That way, an user can upload PDF/DjVu, create an index and the first page is ready when the user saves the index.

Jun 23 2023, 12:39 AM · ProofreadPage
Snaevar added a comment to T338155: Investigating caching issues (frontend).

Confirmed. 1024px is pre-fetched from looking at the previous page in the "Page" namespace. It does preload 1024px even if you use an higher resolution. Making it dynamic/calculated from the users resolution would fix the issue.

Jun 23 2023, 12:35 AM · ProofreadPage

Jun 22 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T337649: Thumbor fails to render thumbnails of djvu/tiff/pdf files quite often in eqiad.
Jun 22 2023, 5:18 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.13; 2023-06-13), All-and-every-Wikisource, serviceops, Thumbor
Snaevar updated subscribers of T337149: CAPTCHA required to edit any page on testwiki containing a link with no path.
Jun 22 2023, 8:06 AM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.12; 2023-06-06), DBA, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension)
Snaevar merged T340056: fullurl should not output proto-relative url into T118413: Wikimedia wikis should use https:// in $wgServer.
Jun 22 2023, 8:05 AM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), User-Tgr, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Snaevar merged task T340056: fullurl should not output proto-relative url into T118413: Wikimedia wikis should use https:// in $wgServer.
Jun 22 2023, 8:05 AM · Parsoid, MediaWiki-Parser

Jun 21 2023

Snaevar updated the task description for T340056: fullurl should not output proto-relative url.
Jun 21 2023, 8:14 PM · Parsoid, MediaWiki-Parser
Snaevar created T340056: fullurl should not output proto-relative url.
Jun 21 2023, 6:50 PM · Parsoid, MediaWiki-Parser

Jun 19 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T337431: Rework MediaWiki:SpamBlacklist.

If I create the json page, I get blocked with the error message "JSON should be an array". There is "{}" in the edit box by default, I did not add to that.

Jun 19 2023, 3:09 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.22; 2023-08-15), Patch-For-Review, User-notice, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2023, AbuseFilter, SpamBlacklist
Snaevar added a comment to T169452: Replace Quarry with an installation of Superset.

Looked at Recent activity on my account and saw nothing. That is despite me having around 30 saved queries. I have alpha and OAuth rights.

Jun 19 2023, 2:21 PM · cloud-services-team (FY2023/2024-Q3-Q4), superset.wmcloud.org, Quarry

Jun 18 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T337649: Thumbor fails to render thumbnails of djvu/tiff/pdf files quite often in eqiad.

Looked at my browsers networking tab, loaded the same wikipage in "Page" namespace on wikisource and switched my resolution around, with these results:

Jun 18 2023, 7:35 AM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.13; 2023-06-13), All-and-every-Wikisource, serviceops, Thumbor

Jun 17 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T337649: Thumbor fails to render thumbnails of djvu/tiff/pdf files quite often in eqiad.

I would suggest keeping ladsgroups patch, but limiting the max to 10, instead of 50.

Jun 17 2023, 8:08 AM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.13; 2023-06-13), All-and-every-Wikisource, serviceops, Thumbor

Jun 14 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T337139: Hyphenated langtags in Thumbor/7.3.2 and librsvg 2.44.10 do not show any text.

Looks like it's not just hyphenated codes, the "simple" has the same problem.

Jun 14 2023, 9:27 AM · Platform Team Workboards (Platform Engineering Reliability), Wikimedia-SVG-rendering, Thumbor Migration, Thumbor

Jun 11 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T270855: Add support for JPEG XL: allow JXL uploads in MediaWiki.

Debian 12 has libjxl 0.7 integrated into its repositories.

And Apple has recently announced support for the format in Safari 17, since the last time this issue has been commented on: Google has dropped support for jpeg xl in Chrome, Firefox's implementation is still not ready.

Jun 11 2023, 5:54 PM · MediaWiki-File-management, Upstream, Commons, Thumbor

Jun 9 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T65236: Han characters in SVG files misplaced and clustered.

Thumbor uses the following font packages:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/THMBREXT/browse/master/.pipeline/blubber.yaml$31

Jun 9 2023, 11:13 PM · Vertical-Writing, Upstream, Chinese-Sites, I18n, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering
Snaevar added a comment to T337649: Thumbor fails to render thumbnails of djvu/tiff/pdf files quite often in eqiad.

As a normal user who know nothing about the subliminal coding, I'd like to report that the problem seems to be alleviated for the past few days. At least I don't need to push the button for some 10 or 15 times, and in general it only takes 2-3 times for Google OCR to identify the text. Did you changed something for the OCR gadget?

Jun 9 2023, 10:20 AM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.13; 2023-06-13), All-and-every-Wikisource, serviceops, Thumbor

Jun 4 2023

Snaevar created T338098: Port EasyTimeline from Ploticus to DataDraw.
Jun 4 2023, 10:00 AM · EasyTimeline
Snaevar added a comment to T336595: Restrict editing of Vega spec to a small set of users.

Vega-Lite would also not pass a security review at this time.

Jun 4 2023, 9:28 AM · Security, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

May 28 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T336595: Restrict editing of Vega spec to a small set of users.

I think Vega-Lite could replace `<graph template="MediaWiki:Piechart.vega">` and make it unnecessary. It already defines graph types, and a user can not really change those that much. I think the graph template suggests an Vega-Lite change, without mentioning Vega-Lite.

May 28 2023, 9:54 AM · Security, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

May 27 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T336897: In librsvg 2.44.10, SVG filter effects are much lighter.

A lot of the "Filter effect" tags Cmglee used changed programming languages into rust in 2.43.2.

May 27 2023, 1:21 AM · Thumbor, Commons, Upstream, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

May 23 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T336595: Restrict editing of Vega spec to a small set of users.

My proposal is to work together on a new version of the Graph extension. We can start with a simple set of charts: bar, line, pie, and world/country maps. I have to migrate Wikistats 2 from an old UI library to Codex.

May 23 2023, 11:55 PM · Security, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph
Snaevar added a comment to T169452: Replace Quarry with an installation of Superset.

I think a lot of the issues can be fixed with better documentation and UI changes. Created an specific task for documentation, so only covering UI here.

  1. Provide two layouts, one without the dashboard, charts and dataset menu and one as-is. (maybe with an pre-written superset css, redirect to "https://superset.wmcloud.org/superset/sqllab/?standalone=1" upon login in superset or whatever other method). Having all of the menus for newbies is going to be an overload of information.
  2. Provide the links given in quarry under "database tables" in superset. There is for example an site for looking up wikis and pairing them with clusters, like enwiki - s1 ( https://db-names.toolforge.org/).
May 23 2023, 8:09 PM · cloud-services-team (FY2023/2024-Q3-Q4), superset.wmcloud.org, Quarry
Snaevar created T337342: Improve Superset documentation.
May 23 2023, 8:08 PM · superset.wmcloud.org, User-Frostly, Documentation

May 18 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T169452: Replace Quarry with an installation of Superset.

Looked at the documentation of all three and liked metabase the most, mainly because it seems easy to get cached results.
Plus, joining like shown on https://www.metabase.com/docs/latest/questions/query-builder/join , is easy for newcomers.

May 18 2023, 6:30 PM · cloud-services-team (FY2023/2024-Q3-Q4), superset.wmcloud.org, Quarry

May 13 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T336595: Restrict editing of Vega spec to a small set of users.

True, EasyTimeline is more reliable and stable, but it is also relying on a software, ploticus, that was last released 10 years ago. Last time the servers where upgraded, ploticus was compiled specifically, and that is not something WMF does regularly. Apparantly the author of ploticus moved on to datadraw, another non-interactive graph software. That one is in python, server side and outputs SVGs. IMO a change like that would still need to happen.

May 13 2023, 1:19 PM · Security, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

May 9 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T335325: Restore loading of graphs from URL for Wikimedia allowed domains .

I am getting a CORS error on https://mediawiki.org/wiki/Template:Graph:Lines for the first graph. The graph is supposed to get datapoints from Wikimedia Commons using the https method. Browser: Firefox 113.0 on Win10. I am not seeing an error on Template:Graph:PageViews on the same website.

May 9 2023, 5:48 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Apr 27 2023

Snaevar created T335493: Faceted Vega5 graph shows incorrectly on beta.wmflabs.
Apr 27 2023, 11:45 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Apr 24 2023

Snaevar added projects to T335271: SVG rasterizer renders non Latin text as tofu glyph randomly (as thumbor-k8s lack noto fonts): Thumbor, SRE-swift-storage.
Apr 24 2023, 10:38 AM · Platform Team Workboards (Platform Engineering Reliability), SRE-swift-storage, Thumbor, SVG

Mar 12 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T321642: IABot duplicates rows from a table.

I am seeing an similar issue on is.wiki at https://is.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristín_Á._Ólafsdóttir . Can create an seperate bug if needed.

Mar 12 2023, 5:28 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Jan 16 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T316559: Communicate when pages are not supported in other languages in the current language selector.

I understand what the purpose is (telling the reader that some pages shouldn't have interwiki links). But... why? Why shouldnt a talk page be linked to another talk page? In which way is this good for our strategy? I would understand that the opposite is the good practice.

Jan 16 2023, 8:38 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.19; 2023-01-16), Language-Team (Language-2023-January-March), UniversalLanguageSelector

Jan 13 2023

Snaevar added a comment to T314620: The Language selector appears on pages where it is not used.

Seems like our next step would be to define a list of namespaces that allows for translation. Maybe something like:

Jan 13 2023, 11:47 AM · Web-Team-Backlog, UniversalLanguageSelector, ULS-CompactLinks, Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)

Jan 3 2023

Snaevar created T326108: Non-checkuser could get Checkuser data through SQL queries using process of elimination.
Jan 3 2023, 1:35 AM · SecTeam-Processed, CheckUser, Security

Dec 30 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T325804: Rhymes page add request for Mon Wiktionary.

@Intodesa: (intentionally using simple english) So, the issue clearly is that the page can not be linked to Wikidata. But, there is an issue underneath that one, which causes the page not to be linkable. Not sure to what extent, tho. In order to fix this, we need an namespace called "ကာရန်" in an seperate task, an task like T314023, just for "ကာရန်" instead of "Appendix" or "အဆက်လက္ကရဴ". That also means there needs to be an discussion on mnw.wiktionary on this namespace, just like there was one with Appendix.

Dec 30 2022, 10:45 PM · Wikidata

Dec 27 2022

Snaevar edited projects for T325804: Rhymes page add request for Mon Wiktionary, added: Wikidata; removed Wikimedia-Site-requests.
Dec 27 2022, 1:21 PM · Wikidata

Dec 26 2022

Snaevar updated the task description for T325904: It should not be possible to search when the search input is empty.
Dec 26 2022, 10:49 PM · Web-Team-Backlog, Design-System-Team, Codex, Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022)

Dec 22 2022

Snaevar added a project to T256959: Allow PDF's to be rendered at higher (or user specified DPI): MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler.
Dec 22 2022, 2:31 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, Thumbor Migration, Patch-For-Review, Commons, All-and-every-Wikisource, Thumbor

Dec 21 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T47212: TIF less focused than JPG equivalent (due to conditional sharpening applied to JPEGs and not TIFFS).

Looks like the boolean [[ https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/thumbnail_sharpness | mimic property proposal ]]is not getting support.

Dec 21 2022, 4:06 PM · Thumbor Migration, Thumbor, Commons, MediaWiki-File-management

Dec 17 2022

Snaevar updated the task description for T256959: Allow PDF's to be rendered at higher (or user specified DPI).
Dec 17 2022, 6:12 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, Thumbor Migration, Patch-For-Review, Commons, All-and-every-Wikisource, Thumbor
Snaevar added a comment to T256959: Allow PDF's to be rendered at higher (or user specified DPI).

I personally think this is the way we should implement this task:

  • Implement a mechanism that allows Thumbor to retreive the dpi value if present in as a URL parameter and use it to render the image via Ghostscript (for example: /War_and_Peace.djvu/page1-1536px-150dpi-War_and_Peace.djvu.jpg should/could render the image with size 1536px and a dpi of 150) (This step is identical to what @Vlad.shapik is implementing)
  • Write code to teach mediawiki-core's DjvuHandler (and also the PdfHandler extension) that the dpi value exists and that it can be used while fetching images
  • Have ProofreadPage read the dpi value from somewhere and then pass it to MediaWiki core (my instinct would be to use a Index: page parameter for storage, since that is how ProofreadPage already allows users to set the resolution of the image).
Dec 17 2022, 6:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, Thumbor Migration, Patch-For-Review, Commons, All-and-every-Wikisource, Thumbor

Dec 15 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T26768: PNG thumbnails of SVG images should use sRGB chunk.

ImageMagick fixed the issue. Apprently it was a one == vs != mistake violating the documentation.

gAMA chunk is no longer written in SVG case.

https://github.com/ImageMagick/ImageMagick/commit/b51609986ae9d40ed0ea68bd8698a90f6d498b1f

So regenerate all?

Dec 15 2022, 11:01 PM · Thumbor, TestMe, Upstream, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Dec 6 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T47212: TIF less focused than JPG equivalent (due to conditional sharpening applied to JPEGs and not TIFFS).

Added a request to create a property, that specifies if sharpness should be used, as per the discussions of this task and the sister tasks of this task. See https://wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal/thumbnail_sharpness. Chose an item type property given the available property types, https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:ListDatatypes. The property will not allow other inputs than yes (Q6452715) and no (Q1814990). The logic here is if "sharpness = Q6452715" then sharpness should be applied. There will be at least 1 to 2 weeks until the property gets created.

Dec 6 2022, 1:12 PM · Thumbor Migration, Thumbor, Commons, MediaWiki-File-management

Dec 4 2022

Snaevar renamed T324428: Cross-wiki search overlap with footer when local search results are few from Cross-wiki overlap with footer when local search results are few to Cross-wiki search overlap with footer when local search results are few.
Dec 4 2022, 7:51 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.14; 2022-12-12), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work), Discovery-Search, CirrusSearch
Snaevar created T324428: Cross-wiki search overlap with footer when local search results are few.
Dec 4 2022, 7:51 PM · MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.14; 2022-12-12), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work), Discovery-Search, CirrusSearch

Dec 3 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T256959: Allow PDF's to be rendered at higher (or user specified DPI).

Why can the DPI value for a given PDF or DJVU not be stored in the database directly as I indicated in my original suggestion ( I.E in the image links table.)?

The front-end at Wikisource can then just query the relevant field in the image links table, to supply to thumbor. (AS a fallback most likely, given that with the OSD changes, there was a suggestion elsewhere to support direct access to scanned images on reputable external sites like Hathi and Internet Archive.)

Dec 3 2022, 5:42 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, Thumbor Migration, Patch-For-Review, Commons, All-and-every-Wikisource, Thumbor
Snaevar added a comment to T256959: Allow PDF's to be rendered at higher (or user specified DPI).

The concern I have is that there would need to be a way for Wikisources to read the DPI value. I'm not sure if structured data would do that, as I wasn't sure ti was possible for one wiki to read project data from Commons directly.

Dec 3 2022, 6:40 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, Thumbor Migration, Patch-For-Review, Commons, All-and-every-Wikisource, Thumbor

Nov 27 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T256959: Allow PDF's to be rendered at higher (or user specified DPI).

The team that maintains the software that would be used for the front end is https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Structured_Data_Across_Wikimedia . The Wikidata team at Wikimedia Germany can also answer your technical questions, it is lead by Lydia Pintscher. In the following text I am going to explain the basics.

Nov 27 2022, 1:52 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-PdfHandler, Thumbor Migration, Patch-For-Review, Commons, All-and-every-Wikisource, Thumbor

Nov 25 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T103070: [Story] Find extensions using code directly from Wikibase and provide mechanism with a stable interface.

Possibly related: T256959, as in the linked bug might be an subtask.

Nov 25 2022, 5:35 PM · Story, Wikidata

Nov 12 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T321432: Configuration variable to turn off enwiki specific features (keywords: wiki agnostic, feature flag).

Last time I checked the deletion processes across WMF wikis, 5 years ago, they where like so:

Nov 12 2022, 4:43 PM · PageTriage, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.12; 2022-11-28)

Aug 20 2022

Snaevar created T315715: TimedText namespace translation on iswiki.
Aug 20 2022, 2:09 AM · TimedMediaHandler-TimedText, Wikimedia-Site-requests, I18n

Aug 1 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T308796: Lua error: Not enough memory due to several templates in pages .

As far as Lua Wikidata calls go, you want to avoid mw.wikibase.getEntity, or at least suffix it, so it only fetches badges or whatever you are after in each case (f.x. not local entity = mw.wikibase.getEntity()). That is because it, unsuffixed, fetches the whole item. For statements you can use either mw.wikibase.getBestStatements(id, property)[1] - which skips statements that are ranked as being outdated/incorrect or mw.wikibase.getAllStatements(id, property)[1] - which gives you all statements. Looking at Module:Wikidata on es.wikipedia, that does mean changing the calls to the module aswell.

Aug 1 2022, 6:18 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), Scribunto

Jul 19 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T313347: Track server load on Commons after changes to [[c:Template:Wikidata_Infobox]].

For the time Lua uses see https://grafana.wikimedia.org/d/000000139/scribunto?orgId=1&var-wiki=commonswiki
It will propably peak after the save as the pages move over to the new version and then normalize. So, compare the time after the save to when it was last edited.

Jul 19 2022, 10:55 PM

Jul 18 2022

Snaevar added a comment to F35320121: Subheader fix.

Modified from F34933267

Jul 18 2022, 8:19 AM

May 31 2022

Snaevar created T309590: page table query error on s4 and s6 labs.
May 31 2022, 9:00 AM · DBA, Data-Services

May 30 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T275319: Raise limit of $wgMaxArticleSize for Hebrew Wikisource.

Question: Is there specific and limited concrete use case here that happpens to require a slightly higher limit to work? That is, is there some new structure or content type that has evolved that basically always needs a larger size to work, but is limited?

May 30 2022, 10:27 PM · serviceops, SRE, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Snaevar created T309568: Investigate moving Wikisource Page namespace to mainspace.
May 30 2022, 10:26 PM · Performance-Team (Radar), All-and-every-Wikisource, ProofreadPage

May 17 2022

Snaevar updated the task description for T292617: Feature request: Add indicators and coordinates to title section in new Vector style.
May 17 2022, 9:31 AM · MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture, GeoData

May 5 2022

Restricted Application added a project to T63958: Use existing $dateFormats to format dates on Wikidata: [DEPRECATED] wdwb-tech.
May 5 2022, 3:34 AM · [DEPRECATED] wdwb-tech, I18n, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Apr 21 2022

Snaevar added a project to T306486: Remove IE <= 10, Firefox <= 38, Android <= 4 CSS hacks and workarounds in core, extensions and skins: User-notice.

Tech News has reported on things like these, hence adding.

Apr 21 2022, 7:51 AM · Essential-Work , MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Content-Transform-Team-WIP, Page Content Service, MediaWiki-extensions-MobileApp, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Timeless, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.10; 2022-11-14), MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.9; 2022-04-25), User-notice, OOUI, Browser-Support-Firefox, Browser-Support-Android-Google-Chrome, MediaWiki-General, CSS, Technical-Debt, Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer

Apr 17 2022

Snaevar created T306305: Change autoconfirmed edits in is.wikipedia.
Apr 17 2022, 9:12 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Apr 15 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T221795: Refactor Category::refreshCounts logic to a job and simplify.

Just to be clear, the expectation of Wikipedians is that maintainance categories are up to date with an low delay. The remaining categories can be less accurate, as long as changes to each categorylink changes the count eventually. So, like 10 categories should be really well up to date, the rest not. This probably should have been said a month ago.

Apr 15 2022, 7:38 AM · Wikimedia-Performance-recommendation, Sustainability (Incident Followup), Platform Engineering Code Jam-2021, Platform Engineering Roadmap Decision Making, MediaWiki-Categories

Apr 14 2022

Snaevar added a project to T298239: Enable Content and Section Translation for Korean Wikipedia: Community-consensus-needed.

Communication needs to be redone. Since you are going to request permission, the requests UOzurumba has done for this task are done on Village pumps, not user pages. See: wikitech:Wikimedia site requests and meta:Requesting wiki configuration changes.

Apr 14 2022, 5:34 PM · Community-consensus-needed, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2022), Language-Team (Language-2022-April-June), CX-boost, SectionTranslation
Snaevar added a project to T304863: Enable Content and Section Translation for Hebrew Wikipedia: Community-consensus-needed.

Communication needs to be redone. Since you are going to request permission, the requests UOzurumba has done for this task are done on Village pumps, not user pages. See: wikitech:Wikimedia site requests and meta:Requesting wiki configuration changes.

Apr 14 2022, 5:34 PM · Community-consensus-needed, Language-Team (Language-2022-April-June), SectionTranslation, CX-boost
Snaevar added a project to T304853: Enable Content and Section Translation for Turkish Wikipedia: Community-consensus-needed.

Communication needs to be redone. Since you are going to request permission, the requests UOzurumba has done for this task are done on Village pumps, not user pages. See: wikitech:Wikimedia site requests and meta:Requesting wiki configuration changes.

Apr 14 2022, 5:34 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2022), Community-consensus-needed, Language-Team (Language-2022-April-June), CX-boost, SectionTranslation
Snaevar added a project to T304828: Enable Section Translation in 13 wikis where Content Translation is already available as default: Community-consensus-needed.

Communication needs to be redone. Since you are going to request permission, the requests UOzurumba has done on Swahili and Icelandic Wikipedias for this task are done on Village pumps, not user pages. See: wikitech:Wikimedia site requests and meta:Requesting wiki configuration changes.

Apr 14 2022, 5:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Apr-Jun-2022), CX-boost, Language-Team (Language-2022-April-June), SectionTranslation

Apr 7 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T304459: Add GreynirT2T for Icelandic.

sources for the claims in description: https://acl-bg.org/proceedings/2019/RANLP%202019/pdf/RANLP160.pdf (for GreinirT2T) and https://www.ru.is/faculty/hrafn/students/IndependentStudy_ApertiumIceNLP.pdf (for Aprertium and GoogleTranslate).

Apr 7 2022, 6:40 PM · ContentTranslation

Mar 22 2022

Snaevar created T304459: Add GreynirT2T for Icelandic.
Mar 22 2022, 8:56 PM · ContentTranslation

Feb 12 2022

Snaevar added a comment to T93049: Same MassMessage is being sent more than once.

@Snaevar Thanks for the report. Unfortunately, (per the comment above in T93049#6512485) the detailed-version of the server-side logs for this system are only retained for a week, so the devs cannot investigate this example.

Feb 12 2022, 6:51 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Infrastructure-Foundations, Mail, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), WMF-JobQueue, MassMessage

Jan 21 2022

Snaevar merged T179854: Counter on is.wikibooks Special:LintErrors broken into T194872: Linter : have correct counters for categories populated with only a few errors (or none).
Jan 21 2022, 10:19 AM · MW-1.37-notes (1.37.0-wmf.4; 2021-05-04), MediaWiki-extensions-Linter
Snaevar merged task T179854: Counter on is.wikibooks Special:LintErrors broken into T194872: Linter : have correct counters for categories populated with only a few errors (or none).
Jan 21 2022, 10:19 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Dec 22 2021

Snaevar added a comment to T298081: Maps missing the China-India border.

Both myself and the original poster at enwiki can see the regional/state borders but not the China-India border. For me this is not a zoom issue, I can replicate it on any zoom level.

Dec 22 2021, 9:30 PM · Maps

Nov 12 2021

Snaevar added a project to T295556: Image requests sending neither "Last-Modified" nor "ETag" HTTP headers.: Traffic.
Nov 12 2021, 7:04 PM · Wikimedia-Performance-recommendation, affects-Kiwix-and-openZIM, Traffic
Snaevar created T295619: Cookie value sent in HTTP requests changes too frequently.
Nov 12 2021, 7:00 PM · Wikimedia-Performance-recommendation, Metrics Platform Backlog, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (Radar), Product-Analytics, MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaEvents
Snaevar renamed T295556: Image requests sending neither "Last-Modified" nor "ETag" HTTP headers. from Improving article caching to Image requests sending neither "Last-Modified" nor "ETag" HTTP headers..
Nov 12 2021, 7:00 PM · Wikimedia-Performance-recommendation, affects-Kiwix-and-openZIM, Traffic
Snaevar added a comment to T295556: Image requests sending neither "Last-Modified" nor "ETag" HTTP headers..

Those are two separate bugs then. One issue in each. Improving description as requested.

Nov 12 2021, 7:00 PM · Wikimedia-Performance-recommendation, affects-Kiwix-and-openZIM, Traffic

Sep 25 2021

Snaevar added a comment to T93049: Same MassMessage is being sent more than once.

Another example at 7 september 2021, 2 minutes apart:

Sep 25 2021, 3:53 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Infrastructure-Foundations, Mail, Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), WMF-JobQueue, MassMessage

Jul 3 2021

Snaevar created T286111: Search for cov on mobile web should show COVID-19.
Jul 3 2021, 1:20 PM · Discovery-Search, CirrusSearch

Jun 13 2021

Snaevar closed T284277: <citation> tag is not being parsed on Special:CiteThisPage on iswiki as Resolved.

That the message was not edited when these old bugs where newly fixed probably has something to do with why this was an issue.

Jun 13 2021, 1:30 AM · Regression, CiteThisPage

Jun 4 2021

Snaevar created T284277: <citation> tag is not being parsed on Special:CiteThisPage on iswiki.
Jun 4 2021, 7:33 AM · Regression, CiteThisPage

May 4 2021

Snaevar added a project to T281921: Error trying to create page on bnwiki: "The revision #0 of the page named "টেমপ্লেট:Arguments" does not exist.": MediaWiki-Page-editing.
May 4 2021, 9:49 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Revision-backend, WMF-General-or-Unknown, Bengali-Sites