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Feb 9 2024

Steel1943 added a comment to T356928: Regression: Visited links on mobile appearing as black.

I discovered this issue about an hour or so ago, and started the following discussion on Enwiki:

Feb 9 2024, 12:59 AM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.21; 2024-03-05), User-notice-archive, Verified, Web-Team-Backlog (FY2023-24 Q3 Sprint 2), MinervaNeue, Regression

Oct 27 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T306883: [L] Searchers see thumbnails next to search results on the special:search page.

On enwp, and perhaps all wikis, Preferences→Search→Show thumbnails in Special:Search can now be unticked. I don't know whether this prevents transmission of images or simply hides them.

Oct 27 2022, 4:52 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.4; 2022-10-03), MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.28; 2022-09-05), Patch-For-Review, SDAW-Search-Improvements (Milestone 1: CSS changes to all wikis), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Oct 26 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T306883: [L] Searchers see thumbnails next to search results on the special:search page.

Any updates on resolving this? Pics in search results on Wikipedias at all are clogging up the search, and using hacks to suppress the pics doesn't resolve the issue of the pics burning up my bandwidth.

Oct 26 2022, 1:44 AM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.4; 2022-10-03), MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.28; 2022-09-05), Patch-For-Review, SDAW-Search-Improvements (Milestone 1: CSS changes to all wikis), Structured-Data-Backlog (Current Work)

Aug 27 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T311795: [Bug] Safari doesn't allow font-size scaling on iPad for users viewing legacy and modern Vector.

@Jonteemil I think I get what @Jdlrobson is meaning by their comment: The interface functionality of the Wikimedia sites as a whole is their responsibility, but how gadgets respond to changes in the interface (and updating the gadgets) is the responsibility of the community and the editors maintaining the respective gadget(s). The gadget would need to be updated to accommodate whatever changes have been made to the interface ... and in this case, it seems that something definitely changed with the interface to where it affected the gadget.

Aug 27 2022, 1:17 AM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), Patch-For-Review, Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Vector (legacy skin)

Aug 26 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T311795: [Bug] Safari doesn't allow font-size scaling on iPad for users viewing legacy and modern Vector.

Looks like the zooming issues have been fixed!

Aug 26 2022, 3:49 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), Patch-For-Review, Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Vector (legacy skin)

Aug 19 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T311795: [Bug] Safari doesn't allow font-size scaling on iPad for users viewing legacy and modern Vector.

...And with the reversal of the reversal, the zooming issue is back...

Aug 19 2022, 4:52 AM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), Patch-For-Review, Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Vector (legacy skin)

Aug 8 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T311795: [Bug] Safari doesn't allow font-size scaling on iPad for users viewing legacy and modern Vector.

So, since this has been sitting here for a while...

Aug 8 2022, 8:51 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), Patch-For-Review, Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Vector (legacy skin)

Aug 6 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T311795: [Bug] Safari doesn't allow font-size scaling on iPad for users viewing legacy and modern Vector.

The discussion on the English Wikipedia has been archived: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_199#Search_box_and_default_zoom_messed_up_while_using_desktop_on_mobile

Aug 6 2022, 3:11 AM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), Patch-For-Review, Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Vector (legacy skin)

Aug 5 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T311795: [Bug] Safari doesn't allow font-size scaling on iPad for users viewing legacy and modern Vector.

For what it's worth, the zoomed screen and search bar issue referenced above also happens on Firefox on mobile.

Aug 5 2022, 11:54 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), Patch-For-Review, Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Vector (legacy skin)

Jul 29 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T311795: [Bug] Safari doesn't allow font-size scaling on iPad for users viewing legacy and modern Vector.

Seems this too is causing problems: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Search_box_and_default_zoom_messed_up_while_using_desktop_on_mobile

Makes me think that maybe we are better off simply removing the viewport definition again, because mobile browsers don't seem to be made to handle viewport definitions for things NOT mobile, very well.

Jul 29 2022, 4:39 PM · MW-1.39-notes (1.39.0-wmf.26; 2022-08-22), Patch-For-Review, Web-Team-Backlog (Kanbanana-2022-23-Q1), Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), Vector (legacy skin)

Apr 18 2022

Steel1943 added a comment to T109909: Anon-only range block doesn't allow password resets.

(This refers to the comment from @Aklapper above. There were portions of the comment I felt needed to be suppressed, so I'm reposting what I felt was relevant.)

Apr 18 2022, 6:39 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks
Steel1943 added a comment to T109909: Anon-only range block doesn't allow password resets.
Apr 18 2022, 5:57 PM · MediaWiki-Blocks

Jul 15 2020

Steel1943 added a comment to T41395: behavior switch needed to disable links to parent pages from subpages.

If I'm reading this correctly, the issue I see with approaching the problem in that manner, specifically via resolution "(b)", is that it would erroneously disable pages when viewing talk page archive subpages.

I think you misunderstood. The intention of (b) would be to disable the link if an article exists that matches the current, not the target, talk page. In that case, the link to from [[Talk:AC/DC/Archive 1]] to [[Talk:AC/DC]] would not be disabled unless there is also an article called [[AC/DC/Archive 1]], and the link from [[Talk:NASA/Archive 1]] to [[Talk:NASA]] would not be disabled unless there is an article called [[NASA/Archive 1]]. However, the link from [[Talk:AC/DC]] to [[Talk:AC]] would be disabled since the article [[AC/DC]] exists.

Jul 15 2020, 2:52 PM · MediaWiki-core-Hackathon-2024, Patch-Needs-Improvement, Accessibility, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, OKR-Work, good first task, MediaWiki-General
Steel1943 added a comment to T41395: behavior switch needed to disable links to parent pages from subpages.

That brings up perhaps the most important use case: the talk page of a mainspace article with a slash in it, such as [[Talk:AC/DC]], [[Talk:n/a]], [[Talk:R/K selection theory]], [[Talk:9/11 Commission Report]], [[Talk:S/PDIF]], etc.

A more general fix would be to automatically disable it for pages in a talk namespace when (a) the corresponding content namespace has subpages disabled and (b) a page with a matching title in the corresponding content namespace exists.

Jul 15 2020, 2:09 PM · MediaWiki-core-Hackathon-2024, Patch-Needs-Improvement, Accessibility, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, OKR-Work, good first task, MediaWiki-General

Jul 14 2020

Steel1943 added a comment to T41395: behavior switch needed to disable links to parent pages from subpages.

This item has been referenced on the English Wikipedia's "Village Pump (technical)" page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Way_to_disable_link_to_base_page_and/or_root_page_on_a_subpage?

Jul 14 2020, 9:30 PM · MediaWiki-core-Hackathon-2024, Patch-Needs-Improvement, Accessibility, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, OKR-Work, good first task, MediaWiki-General

Sep 17 2019

Steel1943 added a comment to T232491: Numerous people reporting issues saving edits and viewing previews/diffs.

Pretty sure this is resolved now...

Sep 17 2019, 2:01 PM · netops, Traffic, WMF-General-or-Unknown, SRE

Jan 9 2015

Steel1943 added a comment to T85428: Title blacklist intermittently failing, allowing users to edit things they shouldn't be able to.

Looks like the software's ability to enforce the title blacklist on enwiki is down again. Are there any updates on completing the fix?

Jan 9 2015, 8:24 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Team, TitleBlacklist