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Thu, May 25

Stevietheman added a comment to T123866: Notify users about deletion tags being added to pages they created.

Yes, but Notifications are private as well.

Thu, May 25, 2:10 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Possible-Tech-Projects, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage

May 22 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T123866: Notify users about deletion tags being added to pages they created.

I think notifying watchers instead of creators is much more effective and useful.

May 22 2017, 12:49 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Possible-Tech-Projects, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage

May 8 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T164178: Investigation: How can we improve the speed of the popular pages bot.

@Stevietheman I can't find a reference for it now, but the pageviews API does do caching on their end so caching on our end might not be as big a speed boost as it looks.

May 8 2017, 11:06 PM · Community-Tech, Analytics
Stevietheman added a comment to T164178: Investigation: How can we improve the speed of the popular pages bot.

#4 sounds like it could be done in a fairly straightforward manner, using a temporary indexed database table.

May 8 2017, 7:39 PM · Community-Tech, Analytics

May 1 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T160721: XTools: Top edits - 'All' namespaces option.

@Samwilson I ran 'All' for my own account, and all the entries looked familiar and highly likely to be correct. Thank you for your work!

May 1 2017, 12:34 PM · Community-Tech, Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools

Apr 28 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T150419: Allow users to restrict who can send them notifications.

I might be the person who said it should work like a watchlist (private), and this is indeed to prevent negative responses as discussed above. I'm willing to wait for it being done this way.

Apr 28 2017, 9:17 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Anti-Harassment, User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q4-Apr-Jun-2017), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Notifications
Stevietheman added a comment to T160137: [Epic] Rewrite XTools: Top edits.

On second thought, I guess it would be a little tricky as some entries' number of edits would be tied with others.

Apr 28 2017, 8:51 PM · Community-Tech, Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools
Stevietheman added a comment to T160137: [Epic] Rewrite XTools: Top edits.

I was just taking a look at this again, and wondered why the entries don't have counting numbers (1-100). Is there any particular reason why this can't be there as well? I would think it would communicate that there are 100 total entries and a user can better mentally picture a slice of the list (say, Top 10 or Top 40).

Apr 28 2017, 8:49 PM · Community-Tech, Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools
Stevietheman added a comment to T160721: XTools: Top edits - 'All' namespaces option.

Thanks. The secret stops here. heh

Apr 28 2017, 8:46 PM · Community-Tech, Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools
Stevietheman added a comment to T160721: XTools: Top edits - 'All' namespaces option.

Is this available for user review (beta) anywhere?

Apr 28 2017, 6:57 PM · Community-Tech, Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools

Apr 15 2017

Stevietheman created T163047: IABot changed archivedate "January 21, 2013" to "January $e, 2013".
Apr 15 2017, 2:56 PM · InternetArchiveBot (v1.3)

Apr 5 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T161986: IABot sets title as "Archived copy" even when title is available on the archived webpage.

OK, so I'll open a ticket wherever these API developers are. Have a link?

Apr 5 2017, 5:41 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Stevietheman added a comment to T161986: IABot sets title as "Archived copy" even when title is available on the archived webpage.

So, let's open a ticket and they will set it as low priority. As long as it's documented in the system would be fine with me.

Apr 5 2017, 5:35 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Stevietheman added a comment to T161986: IABot sets title as "Archived copy" even when title is available on the archived webpage.

This was discussed above. You had said that the APIs you use to fix a dead link using an archive didn't return the title from the archive page. Would it be prudent to request that they do?

Apr 5 2017, 5:18 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Stevietheman added a comment to T161986: IABot sets title as "Archived copy" even when title is available on the archived webpage.

Would it be reasonable to open a request to have a particular API that is used return the page's title?

Apr 5 2017, 4:01 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Apr 4 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T161986: IABot sets title as "Archived copy" even when title is available on the archived webpage.

It can be argued that way, but with "Archived copy" sticking out like a sore thumb, it calls for addressing, and therefore, additional time is spent, when the bot could have in theory inserted this.

Apr 4 2017, 1:45 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Apr 2 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T161986: IABot sets title as "Archived copy" even when title is available on the archived webpage.

Is editors' time manually correcting titles taken into account in the cost-benefit analysis? The idea of a bot creating new work doesn't seem quite right.

Apr 2 2017, 8:36 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Stevietheman created T161986: IABot sets title as "Archived copy" even when title is available on the archived webpage.
Apr 2 2017, 3:54 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Mar 26 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T91655: Editor-focused dashboard gadget.

Although I'm in no position to mentor, I'd like to help with brainstorming ideas too. I personally like the simplicity of the dashboard on Discogs.com (seen if you have an account).

Mar 26 2017, 12:18 AM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Community-Tech, Contributors-Team

Mar 21 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T159774: Popularpages bot not generating reports for some projects and task forces.

There are still popular pages listings going empty, with examples Anarchism, Louisville, and Kentucky. When is the bot scheduled to fill these (and presumably others) in?

Mar 21 2017, 2:23 PM · Community-Tech

Mar 17 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T160720: XTools: Top edits - 'All' option.

Please close this ticket as a duplicate of T160721. I had meant to create this as a subtask.

Mar 17 2017, 12:54 AM · Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools
Stevietheman created T160721: XTools: Top edits - 'All' namespaces option.
Mar 17 2017, 12:50 AM · Community-Tech, Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools
Stevietheman created T160720: XTools: Top edits - 'All' option.
Mar 17 2017, 12:47 AM · Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

This ticket was only to build a basic bot from my understanding (3 story points). It's covered way more than that. If there are any other things the older bot did and you don't see them in the current bot, please file new tickets for them. It'll make our job easier. If you don't want to do that, I can file them, just list them here. Thanks.

Mar 17 2017, 12:30 AM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

New ticket for leaving headers and categories alone when updating the report: T160683.

Mar 17 2017, 12:28 AM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

Do you have any idea why geography WikiProjects have adopted this practice? In other words, why do folks not want to either define the Louisville group as an actual task force or give it it's own banner? Having it as both simultaneously is confusing and doesn't work well with PageAssessments.

I know there was a push a few years ago to standardize the names of WikiProject banner templates, but apparently this didn't take into account WikiProjects that were piggybacking as task forces. Perhaps there could be another clean-up drive to fix these. Any thoughts on that? This isn't strictly necessary to get Popular Pages bot to work for them, but it's going to be a recurrent problem for any software we build for WikiProjects (which I would like to do more of).

Mar 17 2017, 12:26 AM · Community-Tech

Mar 16 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T160137: [Epic] Rewrite XTools: Top edits.

If I have a suggestion for improvement, should I open a separate phab ticket? I would like to see a "Top edited pages" list that shows the top 100 pages from all namespaces together.

Mar 16 2017, 3:22 PM · Community-Tech, Tool-Labs-tools-Xtools
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

Note that I now see the ticket for handling the redirects.

Mar 16 2017, 2:44 PM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

Also, I'm unsure why this is marked as "resolved" as the bot doesn't yet do all the things the previous version did.

Mar 16 2017, 2:44 PM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

Issues I see:

Mar 16 2017, 2:24 PM · Community-Tech

Mar 11 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T156442: New User Landing Page - Article Creation Workflow.

Kudpung, I don't see how comments like yours are constructive, much less advance this along. There are big ideas I'd like to see happen too, but I would not use a strategy like yours. Unless you chill, I have nothing else to say here.

Mar 11 2017, 5:02 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Possible-Tech-Projects, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016
Stevietheman added a comment to T156442: New User Landing Page - Article Creation Workflow.

This proposal didn't make the top 10, thus it's not a core Foundation priority, but I think being at #14 makes it appealing for developers to take on. Also, I don't think we should ever assume that something could have been done in a certain time period because many other things have been developed in that time frame, and there's only so many active developers to go around. If one thinks this should be prioritized higher, one should make that case.

Mar 11 2017, 11:28 AM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Possible-Tech-Projects, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016

Mar 10 2017

Stevietheman added a comment to T123866: Notify users about deletion tags being added to pages they created.

I'm thinking this should apply to major editors of a page as well. I regularly run into articles tagged for deletion where the creator is long gone, but editors who touched it quite a bit along the way are still around. The current approach of maybe sometimes the creator being notified (like if Twinkle is used) has led to charges of our delete processes being sneaky. See https://bbs.boingboing.net/t/40-of-wikipedia-is-under-threat-from-deletionists/95250

Mar 10 2017, 7:19 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Possible-Tech-Projects, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

I was thinking of Muhammad Ali as a good example as well. Thank you for your quick response. I do agree this should be incorporated into results, for sake of fairness in comparative results.

Mar 10 2017, 7:00 PM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.

Something related to this just occurred to me. The previous bot was stated to "aggregate the views for all redirects to each page." I assume this meant that views to each page would be counted whether directly viewed or arrived at by a redirect. Is this applicable in any way to what is being worked on right now?

Mar 10 2017, 5:43 PM · Community-Tech
Stevietheman added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

I'll just chime in to say that I'm comfortable with where this part is heading. Thanks everyone.

Mar 10 2017, 5:15 PM · Community-Tech

Feb 22 2017

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

I haven't looked at this ticket for a week, and it looks like a lot of discussion has flown past me. Anyway, as a former programmer, JSON is simple for me to update, but most Wikipedians aren't programmers.

Feb 22 2017, 9:26 PM · Community-Tech

Feb 15 2017

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.

Feb 15 2017, 9:08 PM · Community-Tech
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.

Feb 15 2017, 8:50 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman created T158185: Edit box function "Skip to next section".
Feb 15 2017, 1:54 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman updated the task description for T158180: Typo fix false positive that shouldn't be (niger->Niger).
Feb 15 2017, 1:41 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman created T158180: Typo fix false positive that shouldn't be (niger->Niger).
Feb 15 2017, 1:33 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Feb 13 2017

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.

Feb 13 2017, 11:42 PM · Community-Tech
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. :)

Feb 13 2017, 11:34 PM · Community-Tech
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.

Feb 13 2017, 5:04 PM · Community-Tech
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.

Feb 13 2017, 5:00 PM · Community-Tech
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. (1,000 was the upper limit in the previous incarnation of this tool)

Feb 13 2017, 1:39 PM · Community-Tech

Feb 12 2017

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.

Feb 12 2017, 4:08 PM · Community-Tech

Feb 11 2017

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.

Feb 11 2017, 8:59 PM · Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, Patch-For-Review, Design, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Feb 4 2017

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.

Feb 4 2017, 7:49 PM · Community-Tech
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:

Feb 4 2017, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · User-notice, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-06_(1.30.0-wmf.4)), Anti-Harassment, User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-Q4-Apr-Jun-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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016, 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 · User-notice, 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 updated the task description for 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 updated the task description for T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.
Dec 6 2016, 4:33 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman updated the task description for T152505: What links here (all NS) produces very incomplete list of pages.
Dec 6 2016, 4:31 PM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
Stevietheman updated the task description for 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 · TestMe, 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 · TestMe, 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 · TestMe, 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 · Bot-Frameworks, 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 · MW-1.27-release (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