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Wed, Feb 15

Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

Ah, I mistook that to mean that we use the bot to display the Top 10 viewed pages of a wikiproject on the project main page.

Wed, Feb 15, 9:08 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint
Stevietheman added a comment to T158180: Typo fix false positive that shouldn't be (niger->Niger).

I don't see how a different list entry affected another one, but oh well. Thanks.

Wed, Feb 15, 8:50 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman created T158185: Edit box function "Skip to next section".
Wed, Feb 15, 1:54 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman edited the description of T158180: Typo fix false positive that shouldn't be (niger->Niger).
Wed, Feb 15, 1:41 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman created T158180: Typo fix false positive that shouldn't be (niger->Niger).
Wed, Feb 15, 1:33 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Mon, Feb 13

Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

Note that there's no consensus to deviate from having a "number of pages" field, and I would oppose deviating from that. It would be unfair to the many WikiProjects not represented in this discussion, for starters.

Mon, Feb 13, 11:42 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint
Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

On this point, I was hoping to be able to produce a second shorter result for a WikiProject I work on, basically a Top 10 list I can show on the project's front page. Things like this add to the project's public showcase.

Feel free to create a ticket and tag it with Community-Tech. We'll look at it in our next sprint meeting and see what we can do. :)

Mon, Feb 13, 11:34 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint
Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

On this point, I was hoping to be able to produce a second shorter result for a WikiProject I work on, basically a Top 10 list I can show on the project's front page. Things like this add to the project's public showcase.

Mon, Feb 13, 5:04 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint
Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

Technically, doing that would simplify things, but I don't believe the issue was computational expense. I think some WikiProjects simply wanted shorter lists. I can't speak for all WikiProjects on this, so I don't know if everyone would agree to a top 1,000 list.

Mon, Feb 13, 5:00 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint
Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

'Number of pages' is the number of top-viewed pages the wikiproject wants ranked. So if they select 1000, they want to see the Top 1,000 viewed pages from their project.

Mon, Feb 13, 1:39 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint

Sun, Feb 12

Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

I appreciate the deference to keeping it the way it is, but the on-wiki config works for me, although if anyone jumps up and down and wants a lookalike to the previous GUI, I won't object as the GUI was well-designed. I think a server-side process for handling errors and perhaps messaging someone who made a mistake in the wiki table is perfectly reasonable. I think those tending to request these pages will be editors with reasonable wiki know-how.

Sun, Feb 12, 4:08 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint

Sat, Feb 11

Stevietheman added a comment to T2424: Add a direct unwatch link to entries on Special:Watchlist.

The vector skinning image looks pretty good, although I might have expected the stars to be a bit smaller to fit into the lines better. I can't really speak well to the class/ID matters - a bit over my head, although matmarex's point looks accurate. Reuse sounds good, but if you have to contort code for such, maybe it's better to strike out with some new classes/IDs specific for this purpose.

Sat, Feb 11, 8:59 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Sat, Feb 4

Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

I'm probably stating the obvious that everyone already knows, but this should exclude spider and bot visits. If we compare to the Massviews interface, we would be selecting 'User' for the Agent. We're only concerned with human visits.

Sat, Feb 4, 7:49 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint
Stevietheman added a comment to T2424: Add a direct unwatch link to entries on Special:Watchlist.

Thank you @Sn1per for your excellent work. This design works for me overall. I just have a couple thoughts:

Sat, Feb 4, 6:25 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jan 15 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

I'd go with B. I don't see any hard reasons for tinkering with the display of log entries in this context.

Jan 15 2017, 8:57 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jan 9 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T141154: [Epic] Fix and improve Mr.Z's popular pages report.

@mforns Real-time data, isn't a concern as these are monthly-generated pages, except at the point of producing them. It's certainly better for performance that readers are loading flat pages than running the real-time data grab every time. Why push the servers when we don't have to? If people want to do specific queries on visits, they can use Massviews.

Jan 9 2017, 10:06 PM · Community-Tech

Jan 6 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

@Anomie, I edited my response to you above for (hopefully) clarity.

Jan 6 2017, 8:06 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

Now, I guess we have a different discussion with regards to 'Hide my edits' and 'Hide minor edits', the former being a non-problem in my view, as if one has made an edit to a page, they have cleared/visited it, so there's no point in seeing a recent edit behind it. I think. :)

Jan 6 2017, 7:57 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

@JEumerus - that sounds right. I just wonder if there ''are'' any bots using undo instead of rollback for directly preceding edits. If not, this two-pronged fix seems like it will be enough to drive a complete solution.

Jan 6 2017, 7:53 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

@daniel, If an approved bot does a rollback or an undo of directly preceding edits, I assume it's performing an approved task and the edits reverted (either way) will therefore not be of interest to the watchlister. If this assumption is not true, I would like to read of a scenario that makes me go "hmmm, wait".

Jan 6 2017, 7:43 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

OK, I'm trying to understand. At this point, I don't understand why a rollback would be different from an undo of the directly preceding edit(s), for our purposes here.

Jan 6 2017, 6:57 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T150419: Allow users to restrict who can send them notifications.

Pardon my ignorance, but what does 'Blocked' mean?

Jan 6 2017, 6:46 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q3-Jan-Mar-2017), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Notifications
Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

I wouldn't distinguish any revert from any bot. Whatever a bot reverts should be taken as bot edits to hide. After all, I believe the user that is hiding bot edits is seeking to see the latest non-bot/non-bot-reverted edit that occurred since they last visited the page.

Jan 6 2017, 4:50 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T153790: Investigation: Fix Mr.Z-bot's popular pages report.

As for improvements, Niharika's ideas look useful to consider, and I also had one from March 15, 2015 that I submitted and didn't get acted upon. It's basically to show changes from month to month for each entry like how Billboard charts do it. Obviously, the first monthly generation wouldn't show these changes.

Jan 6 2017, 12:06 AM · Community-Tech

Jan 5 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T153790: Investigation: Fix Mr.Z-bot's popular pages report.

I also concur with DanielPenfield's comments in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey proposal.

Jan 5 2017, 11:49 PM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T153790: Investigation: Fix Mr.Z-bot's popular pages report.

I think it should stay on WikiProject subpages, generated monthly as it is now (I think that's what survey voters expected to keep, not have this product changed into something else, noting that changes in the program that generated it probably don't matter to the casual reader). A key to this report's value is its production _for_ WikiProjects. And I want to be able to point people to a page in projects I work for, not a separate tool page.

Jan 5 2017, 11:45 PM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T11790: Watchlist doesn't show earlier normal edits when hiding bot edits or minor edits.

In the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey, a proposal for fixing this wound up at #47 (tied for #45) out of 265 proposals.

Jan 5 2017, 8:30 PM · Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Jan 4 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T132286: Bypasing redirects should be a cosmetic change.

See my sandbox, where I have a template call to "citation needed" followed by one to cn, a shortcut. They both render the same in HTML. The background processing may be different, of course, but what the reader sees and the browser receives is no different in any possible way.

Jan 4 2017, 9:42 PM · AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman added a comment to T132286: Bypasing redirects should be a cosmetic change.

I wonder, though, if bypassing stub template redirects is seen as more important than bypassing template redirects in general. Is using the correct stub template seen as especially critical?

Jan 4 2017, 7:28 PM · AutoWikiBrowser

Jan 3 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T154089: Removal of ref reordering in AWB.

The feature isn't being retained as such, though. It's being highly restricted. One has to jump through technical hoops to use it, and therefore, it's totally the decision of the AWB user when they use it. This really isn't different from deciding to do the same thing manually. And as always, the specific editor is responsible for their edits.

Jan 3 2017, 10:12 AM · AutoWikiBrowser

Dec 25 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T100905: Watchlist entries from the logs cannot be marked as visited.

I can confirm this issue with respect to an IP user I am watching. I can't get rid of the block log entry in my watchlist, and I don't want to use the "nuclear option" unless all of my watchlist reviews are completed.

Dec 25 2016, 1:46 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist

Dec 16 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T141154: [Epic] Fix and improve Mr.Z's popular pages report.

The wishlist proposal related to this issue is listed at #9 out of 265 proposals (technically, tied at #8).

Dec 16 2016, 1:28 PM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T58719: Hide edits by certain (trusted) users on RecentChanges and RecentChangesLinked.

The wishlist proposal related to this enhancement requested is listed at #40 out of 265 proposals (technically, tied at #39). There is clearly at least moderate interest in this.

Dec 16 2016, 12:56 PM · MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 7 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T152613: Add "Active Users" to Source/Special page.

So, on point, should I (or someone) create a blocking task?

Dec 7 2016, 5:17 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman added a comment to T152613: Add "Active Users" to Source/Special page.

Oh, then it was new to me then. :) I don't think I've used it until just yesterday.

Dec 7 2016, 5:09 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman added a comment to T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.

Perhaps. The user UI includes transclusions by default, I think. One can decide to hide them.

Dec 7 2016, 5:07 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman added a comment to T152613: Add "Active Users" to Source/Special page.

I haven't worked with the API, but there is a special page for it here. Perhaps it's a new one.

Dec 7 2016, 4:44 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman added a comment to T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.

Note that "What transcludes page (all NS)" works. But my point was that a WLH on AWB doesn't work the same as WLH on the wiki (as accessed from a browser).

Dec 7 2016, 4:25 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman created T152613: Add "Active Users" to Source/Special page.
Dec 7 2016, 4:19 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Dec 6 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.

Yes. Transcluded userboxes.

Dec 6 2016, 6:20 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman edited the description of T142900: Edit box 'Find' on Start tab should have generally the same features as "Default Summary'.
Dec 6 2016, 5:06 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman edited the description of T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.
Dec 6 2016, 4:33 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman edited the description of T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.
Dec 6 2016, 4:31 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman edited the description of T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.
Dec 6 2016, 4:30 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman created T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.
Dec 6 2016, 4:29 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Dec 4 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T2424: Add a direct unwatch link to entries on Special:Watchlist.

Note that this is appearing as a proposal in the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey here.

Dec 4 2016, 9:56 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Nov 30 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T147291: Use of insource: search fails with regex using escaped characters.

If this indeed fixes intitle searches too per Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/History, that's great, as I was going to open a ticket for that.

Nov 30 2016, 2:40 PM · AutoWikiBrowser

Nov 28 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T58719: Hide edits by certain (trusted) users on RecentChanges and RecentChangesLinked.

I have created a proposal to implement this in watchlists and RC pages at the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey. Voting started today.

Nov 28 2016, 4:25 PM · MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Nov 26 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T2424: Add a direct unwatch link to entries on Special:Watchlist.

With javascript enabled, as long as there is an immediate way to undo, there shouldn't be a confirmation. We don't have to confirm when we watch/unwatch a page on its page, so it shouldn't behave differently in the watchlist itself.

Nov 26 2016, 4:23 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Oct 22 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T90404: Thank link on Recent Changes pages.

As of April 2016, the diff popup features "send thanks" as an action. I'd prefer to have this on each line of RC per my request, but at least this gadget update is useful.

Oct 22 2016, 11:00 PM · MediaWiki-Recent-changes, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks

Oct 20 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T148342: Login failed - Aborted.

Which version of AWB are you using? It has gone through changes since April that may affect this issue. If you aren't using the current version, you will have to manually download and install it, as Sourceforge made changes that rendered previous versions' updater unusable.

Oct 20 2016, 7:15 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup, AutoWikiBrowser

Oct 19 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T86159: Improve visibility of transcluded changes.

T55525 seems like a similar idea.

Oct 19 2016, 10:56 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T73383: Options to select and remove redirects and non-existing pages from watchlist.

The link classifier script has helped me out a great deal with identifying redirects on the "Edit watchlist" page. I assume red links are already red without using this script.

Oct 19 2016, 4:39 PM · MediaWiki-Watchlist

Oct 6 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T143182: Long delay when typing in WikiEditor on pages that contain RLM / LRM.

Something has fixed this issue in the meantime. A particular page where I had this problem isn't demonstrating the sluggishness I saw before.

Oct 6 2016, 5:13 PM · Browser-Support-Firefox, I18n, WikiEditor, Performance

Aug 26 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T133326: p50380g50816__pop_stats (popularpages) using 53G on labsdb1001 (enwiki).

@Stevietheman: The bug already exists: T141154.

Aug 26 2016, 6:43 PM · Labs, Tool-Labs, DBA
Stevietheman added a comment to T133326: p50380g50816__pop_stats (popularpages) using 53G on labsdb1001 (enwiki).

I thought this was the bug. Also, what would my bug state and where would it go?

Aug 26 2016, 4:53 PM · Labs, Tool-Labs, DBA
Stevietheman added a comment to T133326: p50380g50816__pop_stats (popularpages) using 53G on labsdb1001 (enwiki).

It has been over 4 months since the most recent popular pages updates, and the pages in projects in which I'm a member are getting stale. Is anything being done to resolve this?

Aug 26 2016, 3:23 PM · Labs, Tool-Labs, DBA

Aug 18 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T143182: Long delay when typing in WikiEditor on pages that contain RLM / LRM.

I can demonstrate this. Try typing into the textarea of each of the pages below in one of the affected browsers (Firefox, Chrome 51, etc.):

Aug 18 2016, 12:18 PM · Browser-Support-Firefox, I18n, WikiEditor, Performance

Aug 17 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T143182: Long delay when typing in WikiEditor on pages that contain RLM / LRM.

This problem happens to me with Chrome 52 or Firefox 48 on Windows 10. I tried the following but none of them helped the problem:

Aug 17 2016, 11:34 AM · Browser-Support-Firefox, I18n, WikiEditor, Performance

Aug 13 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T138977: Allow fine grained control over general fixes and auto tagging.

As a workaround, I've written F&R entries to revert placement of the underlinked tag.

Aug 13 2016, 8:08 AM · AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman created T142900: Edit box 'Find' on Start tab should have generally the same features as "Default Summary'.
Aug 13 2016, 7:55 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Jun 16 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T133326: p50380g50816__pop_stats (popularpages) using 53G on labsdb1001 (enwiki).

What are the current development needs of this tool? I'm really missing its output in projects I'm associated with. (note that I'm not committing to anything at this point.)

Jun 16 2016, 2:38 PM · Labs, Tool-Labs, DBA

Mar 18 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T119712: [Catwatch] Insufficient description of pages added to a category via implementation of T9148.

To clarify, will this WhatLinksHere link only show those categories just added or removed?

Mar 18 2016, 4:25 PM · WMF-deploy-2016-03-22_(1.27.0-wmf.18), MW-1.27-release-notes, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-16, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-02, Patch-For-Review, CatWatch, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-02-17, TCB-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Feb 10 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T119712: [Catwatch] Insufficient description of pages added to a category via implementation of T9148.

The bottom line is a user needs a way to know exactly which pages were added or removed. If those are lost in a longer list, that would be only marginally helpful. We shouldn't make users hunt these pages down.

Feb 10 2016, 12:07 PM · WMF-deploy-2016-03-22_(1.27.0-wmf.18), MW-1.27-release-notes, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-16, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-02, Patch-For-Review, CatWatch, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-02-17, TCB-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Feb 9 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T117122: Investigation: Related changes by category, including main and talk namespaces (for WikiProjects).

I built transcluding changes should be good enough until its implemented in MediaWiki.

Feb 9 2016, 4:32 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WikiProject-tools, WikiProject-X, Community-Tech

Feb 8 2016

Stevietheman updated subscribers of T125981: Users should be (more) aware that references in section preview aren't a part of final rendered section.
Feb 8 2016, 1:17 PM · WMF-deploy-2016-02-09_(1.27.0-wmf.13), Cite, German-Community-Wishlist, TCB-Team

Jan 29 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T9148: Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.

Jonesey95, that issue was marked as invalid because it's already implemented. When this feature was rolled back a few hours ago due to a database issue, the filtering was taken out too. Once this is all up and running, you will have the filtering.

Jan 29 2016, 3:30 PM · CatWatch, User-notice, MW-1.27-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-08-12, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-29, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-15, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-01, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-17, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-03, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T124840: Section edit preview doesn't let you preview references defined outside the section being previewed.
Jan 29 2016, 12:45 PM · Patch-For-Review, German-Community-Wishlist, TCB-Team, Cite
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T7984: Edit preview doesn't let you preview cite.php footnotes..
Jan 29 2016, 12:41 PM · TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, User-notice, WMF-deploy-2016-02-02_(1.27.0-wmf.12), Cite
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T125147: [CatWatch] CategoryMembership is running SELECTS on the master.
Jan 29 2016, 12:40 PM · CatWatch, MW-1.27-release-notes, WMF-deploy-2016-02-02_(1.27.0-wmf.12), TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-01-27, Patch-For-Review, TCB-Team, MediaWiki-JobRunner, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, MediaWiki-Categories

Jan 24 2016

Stevietheman added a comment to T123018: Revise Sorting of Notifications on the Fly-Out Menus.

Urgent/Non-urgent (Alert/Notice) seems to make the most sense, although I would recommend letting users set which types of notifications fall into either (maybe someone wants a Thanks to be urgent :) ). Of course, start out with a default set of how notifications fall into each category that seems to make the most sense per consensus. Also, don't assume I've "read" (or dealt with) everything because I've looked at the list of alerts/notices -- let me tick those off somehow.

Jan 24 2016, 5:10 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, WMF-deploy-2016-07-05_(1.28.0-wmf.9), WMF-deploy-2016-05-03_(1.27.0-wmf.23), Patch-For-Review, Collab-Team-2016-Apr-Jun-Q4, User-notice, Collaboration-Community-Engagement, Notifications

Dec 15 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T117124: Investigation: Discussion module for WikiProjects that lists the most recent new topics on talk pages in that category.

I think this would be a useful module for WikiProjects. I've been tempted just to manually create a list of the newest WikiProject-wide topics (editorialized to keep out not-so-useful ones), but I would probably have to update this on a daily basis. Is there any way to create such a list with any current wiki technology outside of my using RecentChangesLinked on a list of talk pages and plus cut-n-paste of topic title/links?

Dec 15 2015, 8:57 PM · WikiProject-tools, WikiProject-X, Community-Tech
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T117124: Investigation: Discussion module for WikiProjects that lists the most recent new topics on talk pages in that category.
Dec 15 2015, 8:51 PM · WikiProject-tools, WikiProject-X, Community-Tech

Dec 13 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T117142: Create an extension for storing WikiProject article assessment metadata in a database table via a parser function.

I'm surprised the Wikidata people didn't create a "MetaWikidata" for these purposes.

Dec 13 2015, 1:33 PM · Community-Tech, WikiProject-tools, MediaWiki-extension-requests, WikiProject-X

Dec 12 2015

Stevietheman updated subscribers of T97915: An option to exclude specific articles from "recent changes"-pages.
Dec 12 2015, 3:07 PM · MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T63173: Hide specific user in recent changes.
Dec 12 2015, 3:07 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CleanChanges, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T117142: Create an extension for storing WikiProject article assessment metadata in a database table via a parser function.
Dec 12 2015, 2:58 PM · Community-Tech, WikiProject-tools, MediaWiki-extension-requests, WikiProject-X
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T105747: Enable the listing of content pages from Special:RecentChangesLinked when the associated talk page is linked..
Dec 12 2015, 2:48 PM · MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 4 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T119712: [Catwatch] Insufficient description of pages added to a category via implementation of T9148.

I as a user would like to know precisely which pages were added and which ones were removed. How that is accomplished is open.

Dec 4 2015, 12:33 AM · WMF-deploy-2016-03-22_(1.27.0-wmf.18), MW-1.27-release-notes, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-16, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-02, Patch-For-Review, CatWatch, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-02-17, TCB-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 2 2015

Stevietheman updated subscribers of T114597: Wikieditor's search and replace window is unnecessarily large, covers parts of the textarea.
Dec 2 2015, 7:45 PM · WikiEditor
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T114598: WikiEditor should remember previous Search & Replace strings.
Dec 2 2015, 7:44 PM · WikiEditor
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T25824: Search & replace button is hard to find.
Dec 2 2015, 7:43 PM · Patch-For-Review, Design, WikiEditor

Dec 1 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T117122: Investigation: Related changes by category, including main and talk namespaces (for WikiProjects).

I modified the above as the first change actually didn't make sense because 'all' shows all.

Dec 1 2015, 7:47 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WikiProject-tools, WikiProject-X, Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T117122: Investigation: Related changes by category, including main and talk namespaces (for WikiProjects).

Why can't this be as simple as doing the following on Special:RecentChangesLinked/Category:WikiProject_Foo_articles?

Dec 1 2015, 7:43 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WikiProject-tools, WikiProject-X, Community-Tech
Stevietheman updated subscribers of T117122: Investigation: Related changes by category, including main and talk namespaces (for WikiProjects).
Dec 1 2015, 7:25 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, WikiProject-tools, WikiProject-X, Community-Tech

Nov 26 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T9148: Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.

OK, my bad. I assumed those associated with this software update would understand what I was describing and could comment on that. Oh well. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26 2015, 4:05 PM · CatWatch, User-notice, MW-1.27-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-08-12, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-29, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-15, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-01, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-17, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-03, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T117336: Two sets of duplicate named references created in one article.

I understand that we don't want to create two duplicate named refs if one is inside a template, but in the case of the William Harding Mayes article, all the refs in question are inside the same template, and duplicate names are being generated.

Nov 26 2015, 2:36 PM · AutoWikiBrowser, WorkType-Maintenance
Stevietheman renamed T119712: [Catwatch] Insufficient description of pages added to a category via implementation of T9148 from "Insufficient description of pages added to a category via Implementation of T9148" to "Insufficient description of pages added to a category via implementation of T9148".
Nov 26 2015, 2:19 PM · WMF-deploy-2016-03-22_(1.27.0-wmf.18), MW-1.27-release-notes, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-16, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-02, Patch-For-Review, CatWatch, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-02-17, TCB-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Stevietheman added a comment to T9148: Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.

T119712 created to address this because my question is being ignored.

Nov 26 2015, 2:19 PM · CatWatch, User-notice, MW-1.27-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-08-12, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-29, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-15, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-01, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-17, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-03, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman created T119712: [Catwatch] Insufficient description of pages added to a category via implementation of T9148.
Nov 26 2015, 2:15 PM · WMF-deploy-2016-03-22_(1.27.0-wmf.18), MW-1.27-release-notes, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-16, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-03-02, Patch-For-Review, CatWatch, TCB-Team-Sprint-2016-02-17, TCB-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Nov 22 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T9148: Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.

I am asking a question about why it works this way. Opening a ticket is about logging an issue. I would like to understand why it works the way it currently does before deciding whether to do that.

Nov 22 2015, 7:37 PM · CatWatch, User-notice, MW-1.27-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-08-12, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-29, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-15, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-01, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-17, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-03, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Stevietheman added a comment to T58719: Hide edits by certain (trusted) users on RecentChanges and RecentChangesLinked.

Apparently $wgUseRCPatrol isn't enabled on the English Wikipedia, so that won't work as a workaround. Also, that wouldn't work per the feature request anyway, as:

  1. a change reviewing (or more specifically, vandalism hunting) user wouldn't be able to tag another user as trusted so they wouldn't see their edits in the first place.
  2. it would assume that there would be active-enough patrol of edits per $wgUseRCPatrol to keep the edits to review under control to the extent desired by the change reviewing user.
  3. it would assume that the change reviewing user has 'patrol' user rights so they could hide patrolled edits.
Nov 22 2015, 5:47 PM · MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Stevietheman added a comment to T9148: Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.

It looks pretty solid on MediaWiki.org, but I saw where in cases where two pages were added to a category, it doesn't say what the second page is, using "and one page" instead. How would a user find out what the second page is?

Nov 22 2015, 3:41 PM · CatWatch, User-notice, MW-1.27-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-08-12, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-29, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-15, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-01, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-17, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-03, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Nov 21 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T9148: Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.

So, with the English Wikipedia running 1.27, this feature is now live, and all I have to do is watch a category to see what members are added or removed?

Nov 21 2015, 9:06 PM · CatWatch, User-notice, MW-1.27-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-08-12, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-29, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-15, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-01, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-17, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-03, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Nov 19 2015

Stevietheman updated subscribers of T9148: Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.
Nov 19 2015, 8:58 PM · CatWatch, User-notice, MW-1.27-release, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-08-12, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-29, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-15, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-07-01, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-17, TCB-Team-Sprint-2015-06-03, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Nov 6 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T117300: Minor general fix done even with skipping "Only minor genfixes".

If that is indeed, up to date, it would seem that we should be marking the fix as minor, not a major one is the correct course of action.

Nov 6 2015, 6:21 PM · AutoWikiBrowser, WorkType-Maintenance
Stevietheman added a comment to T117300: Minor general fix done even with skipping "Only minor genfixes".

You can, of course, ignore/skip these pages manually.

Nov 6 2015, 6:17 PM · AutoWikiBrowser, WorkType-Maintenance
Stevietheman added a comment to T117300: Minor general fix done even with skipping "Only minor genfixes".

In this case, the reader sees no difference, so that makes it minor in that sense, IMHO.

Nov 6 2015, 4:06 PM · AutoWikiBrowser, WorkType-Maintenance
Stevietheman added a comment to T117336: Two sets of duplicate named references created in one article.

Was the settings file I uploaded run? This is an outright bug where a duplicate name is generated for two separate but identical references. I obviously can't save such changes.

Nov 6 2015, 11:31 AM · AutoWikiBrowser, WorkType-Maintenance

Nov 5 2015

Stevietheman added a comment to T117300: Minor general fix done even with skipping "Only minor genfixes".

Running based on the settings file I uploaded should show the problem.

Nov 5 2015, 9:06 PM · AutoWikiBrowser, WorkType-Maintenance