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Spinningspark

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Jun 18 2017

Spinningspark added a comment to T69859: Open up Deletion tag log for non PageCuration user scripts.

There appears to still be some disparity between Page Curation, and Twinkle when Twinkle among its many other functions is being used as a page patroller tool. Ideally, specifically deletion tags, i.e. PROD, BLPPROD, CSD, AfD, should only be applied to articles by by New Page Reviewers.

Jun 18 2017, 7:25 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Jun 16 2017

Spinningspark added a comment to T69859: Open up Deletion tag log for non PageCuration user scripts.

It is not only Twinkle that fails to get entries in the log, even manually added templates are not logged.

Jun 16 2017, 10:41 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
Spinningspark added a comment to T69859: Open up Deletion tag log for non PageCuration user scripts.

Why does https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Page_Curation#Log:Marked_for_Deletion say "This functionality works regardless of how the template is injected into the page" when it doesn't?

Jun 16 2017, 10:40 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

May 1 2017

Spinningspark added a comment to T51969: OOjs UI: Dialogs should be repositionable/draggable.

When editing in VE I sometimes have to load a duplicate copy of the page in a new tab so that I can see what I'm doing.

I dislike the split-screen approach as that uses more screen estate than required and divorces the dialog from its context. I wouldn't object to dockable diaglogs appearing like that at the bottom of the screen as an option, but simply being able to move a reasonably sized box around the screen to a convenient point for the task at hand would be vastly superior imo.

May 1 2017, 12:32 PM · Epic, OOjs-UI

Dec 17 2016

Spinningspark added a comment to T152997: Norton Security flagging AWB as suspicious.

...and for new versions, why not use their proactive whitelisting service? It does not appear to cost anything.

Dec 17 2016, 12:48 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Spinningspark added a comment to T152997: Norton Security flagging AWB as suspicious.

I guess if it happens again then quoting them that tracking number should smooth the process of getting back on the whitelist

Dec 17 2016, 12:43 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Spinningspark added a comment to T152997: Norton Security flagging AWB as suspicious.

I have the following reply from Symantec

Dec 17 2016, 12:38 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Dec 12 2016

Spinningspark added a comment to T152997: Norton Security flagging AWB as suspicious.

No, but I have a tracking number (12200) and will follow it up in a couple of days if they don't reply

Dec 12 2016, 8:51 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Spinningspark added a comment to T152997: Norton Security flagging AWB as suspicious.

It may help if T105972 request for digital signature was resolved.

Dec 12 2016, 7:50 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Spinningspark created T152997: Norton Security flagging AWB as suspicious.
Dec 12 2016, 7:34 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Spinningspark added a comment to T152829: Make the log also include the prior page name when moving a page.

Aklapper changed the title from "Feature Request: Move log enhancement" to "Make the log also include the prior page name when moving a page"

Dec 12 2016, 3:10 PM · MediaWiki-Logging

Dec 11 2016

Spinningspark added a comment to T152829: Make the log also include the prior page name when moving a page.

Just knowing that the page has been moved at all would be a good start. One does not always even know to go trawling through the history for the information. The log for the article can be completely empty even though it has been moved multiple times. The move is logged at the ''old'' title.

Dec 11 2016, 7:50 PM · MediaWiki-Logging

Dec 6 2016

Spinningspark added a comment to T51969: OOjs UI: Dialogs should be repositionable/draggable.

Astonishing this is still open. I stopped using VE a year or two back because this and other problems made for an inefficient worklow. Still not time to give it another try I see.

Dec 6 2016, 9:27 AM · Epic, OOjs-UI

Feb 4 2016

Spinningspark added a comment to T12331: Introduce article creation log.

Yes, page moves are really cluttering that list on my contributions too. For the same reason, it would be handy if creation of redirects could optionally be omitted from the list.

Feb 4 2016, 6:54 PM · TechCom-Has-shepherd, RfC, TechCom-RfC, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Nov 13 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T107123: MathML fails to render equations under certain edge cases.
Nov 13 2015, 8:49 PM · Math

Aug 27 2015

Spinningspark added a comment to T107123: MathML fails to render equations under certain edge cases.

I have tried this with Windows 7 in Firefox 40.0, Explorer 11, Chrome 44 and Tor browser, and with XP in Firefox 39, and Explorer 7 both logged out and logged in and with math preferences set to png and MathML for all combinations.

Aug 27 2015, 2:37 PM · Math

Aug 12 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T108329: [Regression] Save dialog clears its contents on each open, making progressively writing the summary impossible.
Aug 12 2015, 10:42 PM · Verified-in-Phase2, Verified-in-Phase0, WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Aug 7 2015

Spinningspark created T108329: [Regression] Save dialog clears its contents on each open, making progressively writing the summary impossible.
Aug 7 2015, 2:47 PM · Verified-in-Phase2, Verified-in-Phase0, WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Aug 5 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T74390: VisualEditor: Pasting in text containing a tab character causes VE to scroll to the top.
Aug 5 2015, 8:30 AM · VisualEditor 2014/15 Q3 blockers, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-ContentEditable

May 30 2015

Spinningspark created T100905: Watchlist entries from the logs cannot be marked as visited.
May 30 2015, 6:07 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist

May 22 2015

Quiddity awarded T54174: VisualEditor: Make the edit summary a mini-VE surface so users can put in links etc. a Like token.
May 22 2015, 12:22 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

May 21 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T54133: VisualEditor: Edit summary box should be a text input box and not textarea.
May 21 2015, 11:29 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

May 20 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T37402: Provide a form of incategory: which covers subcategories as well.
May 20 2015, 2:05 PM · Discovery, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, CirrusSearch

May 7 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T53758: Visual editor: issues with removing leading space pre blocks.
May 7 2015, 10:41 PM · VisualEditor pre-2015 work, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-ContentEditable

Apr 28 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T71393: Highlight that you can incrementally adjust the edit summary.
Apr 28 2015, 5:12 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Apr 17 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T64671: VisualEditor: Be able to set an item's size in upright terms in the media edit dialog.
Apr 17 2015, 4:46 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Apr 5 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T74108: [Regression wmf4] Link continuation is broken.
Apr 5 2015, 11:11 PM · WMF-deploy-2015-09-22_(1.26wmf24), Epic, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-ContentEditable
Spinningspark updated subscribers of T68078: Indicate mentions in edit preview and in "Your edit was saved" message.
Apr 5 2015, 11:09 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
Spinningspark updated subscribers of T52100: VisualEditor: Deletion across a header caused it to remain without WS, leading Parsoid to output "==<nowiki/>==".
Apr 5 2015, 11:07 PM · WMF-deploy-2015-03-25_(1.25wmf23), VisualEditor 2014/15 Q3 blockers, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-ContentEditable
Spinningspark updated subscribers of T23988: Improve Advanced Search form UI to include other "advanced" features.
Apr 5 2015, 11:04 PM · Discovery-Search, Discovery, MediaWiki-Search

Mar 31 2015

Spinningspark added a comment to T68078: Indicate mentions in edit preview and in "Your edit was saved" message.

It is, in any case, quite perverse to want to keep secret that one does not receive communication by a particular method and have people uselessly try and make contact that way. It is a bit like having one's house phone removed because it is desired not to have communication directed to one's house, but then to insist the number stays in the phone book so no one knows the phone has been removed.

Mar 31 2015, 2:44 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications

Feb 15 2015

Ricordisamoa awarded T71393: Highlight that you can incrementally adjust the edit summary a Mountain of Wealth token.
Feb 15 2015, 11:02 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Jan 15 2015

Spinningspark added a comment to T68078: Indicate mentions in edit preview and in "Your edit was saved" message.

I think there should be a permanent record of the ping being sent in the notifications log. It is very easy to miss the transient "your edit was saved" message and one might only start thinking about missed pings after there is no reaction to one's post.

Jan 15 2015, 8:24 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications

Jan 14 2015

Spinningspark added a comment to T68078: Indicate mentions in edit preview and in "Your edit was saved" message.

Here is an attempted ping that was missed today by my notifications. The user did nothing obviously wrong to cause the ping to be missed. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that this is happening regularly to other users.

Jan 14 2015, 6:40 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications

Jan 13 2015

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T68078: Indicate mentions in edit preview and in "Your edit was saved" message.

What may not be clear from the description is that the main issue here is over ping and mention notifications. These can be troublesome if they fail, and they often do fail for a variety of reasons. Often, it is failure on the part of the pinger meet all the requirements, but sometimes it is for inexplicable reasons, There is currently a discussion of the latter at Wikipedia Village Pump which will eventually be archived [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29/Archive_133 here] (probably, or maybe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29/Archive_133 here). Whatever the reasons for the delivery failure, the sender really needs some kind of confirmation that the notification has been sent.

Jan 13 2015, 3:50 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
Spinningspark created T86631: Speedy deletion tags logged twice.
Jan 13 2015, 9:48 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Dec 10 2014

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T67032: Echo notifications sometimes link to incorrect section.
Dec 10 2014, 12:18 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications

Dec 5 2014

Spinningspark added a comment to T51969: OOjs UI: Dialogs should be repositionable/draggable.
In T51969#821594, @PamD wrote:

I don't know the term "dock" but I think you mean what I'd call "minimise"?

Dec 5 2014, 5:54 PM · Epic, OOjs-UI
Spinningspark updated subscribers of T51969: OOjs UI: Dialogs should be repositionable/draggable.

...and could work a lot better than clunky dragging of dialogs (which are often way too large for dragging to make sense, as they would cover most of the content anyway even when dragged aside).

Dec 5 2014, 3:23 PM · Epic, OOjs-UI

Dec 2 2014

Ckoerner awarded T71406: Visual editor should have a cancel button next to the save button a Heartbreak token.
Dec 2 2014, 5:24 PM · VisualEditor

Nov 27 2014

Spinningspark updated subscribers of T50010: VisualEditor: Indent buttons should be used for in-/out-denting paragraphs as well as lists..
Nov 27 2014, 4:05 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools