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Tue, Nov 10

Sphilbrick added a comment to T256501: CopyPatrol has stopped.

I guess there's not much we can do, but unless I'm misreading time stamps,
it has been down for 8 hours. My understanding is that when it is
restarted, it doesn't go back so that's a quite a few potential violations
that will have to be caught by other means.

Tue, Nov 10, 11:10 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Oct 30 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T256501: CopyPatrol has stopped.

For the prior period (from 2020-10-28 04:03 to 2020-10-28 08:33;)
article - Refractive index
Diff -
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Refractive_index&diff=985821711
Time - 2020-10-28 04:03

Oct 30 2020, 3:39 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol
Sphilbrick added a comment to T256501: CopyPatrol has stopped.

For the most recent period (2020-10-28 09:50 to 2020-10-28 16:40) the last
item processed was:
article – Gebhard Leberecht von Bl?cher
Diff -
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gebhard_Leberecht_von_Bl%FCcher&diff=985851997
Time - 2020-10-28 09:50

Oct 30 2020, 3:37 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Oct 29 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T256501: CopyPatrol has stopped.

I'm fine with the auto restart. My hope is that this will occur as close to
the top of the hour as possible so that we can conclude if the system seems
to be unavailable at the top of the hour it's in the middle of a restart
and it will be available soon probably no more than 12 minutes later.

Oct 29 2020, 1:43 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Oct 28 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T256501: CopyPatrol has stopped.

In the last 30 days there have been slightly more than the count handled by
the top 10 volunteers which is:
2,282

Oct 28 2020, 6:06 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Jul 10 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T256501: CopyPatrol has stopped.

Appears to be restarted.

Jul 10 2020, 9:56 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Jun 27 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T256501: CopyPatrol has stopped.

thanks

Jun 27 2020, 11:43 AM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Jun 10 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T255012: CopyPatrol compare buttons not working.

Wow, that worked.

Jun 10 2020, 10:17 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

May 15 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T252598: RESTBase returns unknown_error when accessing page with large table.

FWIW, I managed to complete what I wanted to complete, so this is not at all urgent, and I'm happy letting it go to the back burner for some time. I can edit using the old editor, so my main concern is that I like VE for working with tables, and I was surprised this choked, It's not tiny, but far smaller than some tables.

May 15 2020, 1:44 AM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Feb 22 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T245426: Earwig's copyvio tool 504 gateway time-out issues.

I just tried running it. Although it took a long time to load the first time (30 to 60 seconds) it did load, I used it for a real-live issue and it worked. I tried loading again and this time loaded in a few seconds.

Feb 22 2020, 2:40 PM · Tools

Feb 14 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T243736: Earwig's Copyvio Detector down due to "The supplied API key is not configured for use from this IP address." from google-api-proxy.

Scratch that, I apparently misread the timestamps. I did have a 504 earlier today, then it work later but it doesn't seem to be working now.

Feb 14 2020, 1:15 AM · Google-api-proxy, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol, Tools
Sphilbrick added a comment to T243736: Earwig's Copyvio Detector down due to "The supplied API key is not configured for use from this IP address." from google-api-proxy.

Guessing that someone did something because I've used it in the last couple hours

Feb 14 2020, 1:12 AM · Google-api-proxy, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol, Tools

Feb 8 2020

Sphilbrick added a comment to T243736: Earwig's Copyvio Detector down due to "The supplied API key is not configured for use from this IP address." from google-api-proxy.

I just used it successfully as part of the Dr Blofeld CCI - thanks

Feb 8 2020, 9:06 PM · Google-api-proxy, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol, Tools

Nov 8 2019

Sphilbrick added a comment to T237705: extraneous semicolon appearing in history view.

For what it's worth, I just performed an RD1:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shayad&action=history

Nov 8 2019, 2:37 PM · User-Kizule, MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), MediaWiki-Page-history, Regression

May 27 2019

Sphilbrick added a comment to T224343: Add more bad words to fancycaptcha/badwords.

Sounds great. For what it's worth, I let the individual who originally contacted us know that multiple people were working on resolving this and they seemed impressed that we were jumping on it so diligently.

May 27 2019, 4:12 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Site-requests

May 25 2019

Sphilbrick added a comment to T224343: Add more bad words to fancycaptcha/badwords.


I would have guessed that "nazi" on the list would pick up "nazis" but the attached screenshot suggests otherwise (if that works, i'never uploaded an image here before)

May 25 2019, 9:23 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Sphilbrick added a comment to T163148: Use a third-party blacklist to avoid explicit words from popping up in the captcha.

Per this discussion:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Offensive_Captcha

May 25 2019, 6:20 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension)

Mar 26 2019

Sphilbrick added a comment to T219213: plagiabot is erroring out and not adding new reports.

Looking good so far, thanks.

Mar 26 2019, 1:50 PM · Community-Tech (Resolved 2018-19 Q4), CopyPatrol

Mar 25 2019

Sphilbrick added a comment to T219213: plagiabot is erroring out and not adding new reports.

I do see a new addition, good sign.

Mar 25 2019, 9:36 PM · Community-Tech (Resolved 2018-19 Q4), CopyPatrol
Sphilbrick added a comment to T219213: plagiabot is erroring out and not adding new reports.

Just a quick comment to emphasize that addressing copyright issues is far easier when looking at them close to contemporaneously. They become more difficult as they get older. I'll explain if this isn't obvious.

Mar 25 2019, 7:17 PM · Community-Tech (Resolved 2018-19 Q4), CopyPatrol

Aug 24 2018

Sphilbrick added a comment to T201218: Viewing page's first revision via diff gives error.

And I feel bad, that I haven't even thanked whomever is responsible for a timely solution. Thanks, it will make the process better.

Aug 24 2018, 9:34 PM · MediaWiki-Page-history, Multi-Content-Revisions (MCR-SDC File Caption Support - phase 2), Regression, MediaWiki-Page-diffs
Sphilbrick added a comment to T201218: Viewing page's first revision via diff gives error.

OK, thanks

Aug 24 2018, 9:32 PM · MediaWiki-Page-history, Multi-Content-Revisions (MCR-SDC File Caption Support - phase 2), Regression, MediaWiki-Page-diffs
Sphilbrick added a comment to T201218: Viewing page's first revision via diff gives error.

I see this is marked as resolved.

Aug 24 2018, 9:07 PM · MediaWiki-Page-history, Multi-Content-Revisions (MCR-SDC File Caption Support - phase 2), Regression, MediaWiki-Page-diffs

Aug 20 2018

Restricted Application changed the subtype of T201218: Viewing page's first revision via diff gives error from "Deadline" to "Task".
Aug 20 2018, 5:34 PM · MediaWiki-Page-history, Multi-Content-Revisions (MCR-SDC File Caption Support - phase 2), Regression, MediaWiki-Page-diffs

Oct 6 2017

Sphilbrick created T177658: Add a logarithmic option for the X-axis of Edit Counter charts.
Oct 6 2017, 7:50 PM · XTools

Jul 18 2017

Sphilbrick added a comment to T170808: 500: Internal Server Error with ArticleInfo when using an apostrophe in article title.

Thanks, my limited test now works.

Jul 18 2017, 3:55 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Security, Vuln-Inject, XTools

Jul 17 2017

Samtar awarded T170808: 500: Internal Server Error with ArticleInfo when using an apostrophe in article title a The World Burns token.
Jul 17 2017, 2:14 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Security, Vuln-Inject, XTools
Sphilbrick added a comment to T170808: 500: Internal Server Error with ArticleInfo when using an apostrophe in article title.

If I may make one more related point - when I copy and paste an article title to use in some way, I often copy it from the top of the article, but sometimes. I copy it from the url.

Jul 17 2017, 2:10 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Security, Vuln-Inject, XTools
Sphilbrick added a comment to T170808: 500: Internal Server Error with ArticleInfo when using an apostrophe in article title.

Thanks for the incredibly timely response (maybe we could use you at OTRS).

Jul 17 2017, 1:32 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Security, Vuln-Inject, XTools
Sphilbrick created T170808: 500: Internal Server Error with ArticleInfo when using an apostrophe in article title.
Jul 17 2017, 1:08 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, Security, Vuln-Inject, XTools

Aug 23 2016

Sphilbrick added a comment to T113262: Keep page number parameter when processing Google Books links.

I've thought a little bit more about the privacy concern. I can appreciate the decision not to publish a database of search queries because of the realization that people occasionally, either deliberately or accidentally, included personal information in the search query. However, I think that case can be distinguished from this case in two ways.

Aug 23 2016, 3:24 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, Citoid

Aug 22 2016

Sphilbrick added a comment to T113262: Keep page number parameter when processing Google Books links.

I do get that there could be some issues with the search string. Certainly not a problem in most circumstances but there can be a situation where it could be problematic. I don't see such an issue with page number although I recognize that having to convert the string to remove the search and leave in the page number may be tricky.

Aug 22 2016, 6:22 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, Citoid
Sphilbrick added a comment to T113262: Keep page number parameter when processing Google Books links.

This is potentially important. I had begun using this feature to convert their Google books URLs but I abandon it after getting complaints that the converted URLs did not identify the page. I had originally requested that the conversion automatically leave up the page parameter so it would be easy to fill in, but it seems like it would be better if the URL took you directly to the page. I don't know the history that led to the decision to switch to the base URL and perhaps it's not something that can be easily undone because they may be other problems of which I am unaware, but as constituted the reference conversion option is useless to me.

Aug 22 2016, 6:02 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, Citoid

Jun 29 2016

Sphilbrick added a comment to T97482: If a parameter is marked as suggested or required in TemplateData, then always display that parameter in the template dialog.

My next test failed. I'll put together something a bit more formal.

Jun 29 2016, 11:45 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-05_(1.28.0-wmf.9)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
Sphilbrick added a comment to T97482: If a parameter is marked as suggested or required in TemplateData, then always display that parameter in the template dialog.

I see this is marked as resolved, but I just tried it but did not seem to work the way I had expected.

Jun 29 2016, 11:09 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-05_(1.28.0-wmf.9)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor

May 9 2016

Sphilbrick added a comment to T97482: If a parameter is marked as suggested or required in TemplateData, then always display that parameter in the template dialog.

This change would be enormously helpful for editors trying to improve references. Many editors leave a bare url plus a page number (or range of pages). Converting a pure bare url to a proper reference is often trivial (just click on Convert), but the existence of page numbers makes it a tedious task. Automatically including the page and pages field would make this much easier.

May 9 2016, 7:24 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-05_(1.28.0-wmf.9)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor

Jul 6 2015

Sphilbrick added a comment to T88890: "LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item." for specific page on en.wikibooks.

A reader reported the same error with a single article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Olympians

Jul 6 2015, 1:23 PM · Collection

Jun 22 2015

Sphilbrick created T103408: Download as PDF fails for en.wp article "Reptation" with "Dimension too large.".
Jun 22 2015, 7:20 PM · OCG-PDFRenderer