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Tue, Nov 20

Strainu closed T177043: Investigation: Hooks on preview don't work when activating syntax highlighting (in MediaWiki:Diacritice.js on ro.wikipedia.org) as Resolved.

Thank you @TheDJ , changing to jquery.textSelection solves the issue.

Tue, Nov 20, 12:07 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Nov 14 2018

Strainu closed T209482: Mobile site does not display error messages which are not at the top of the article as Resolved.

Thanks for the tips, I must have missed the mobile warning

Nov 14 2018, 8:50 PM · MinervaNeue (Tracking), Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues
Strainu created T209482: Mobile site does not display error messages which are not at the top of the article.
Nov 14 2018, 1:02 PM · MinervaNeue (Tracking), Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues
Strainu created T209481: The "More info" link overlaps with text in mobile warning messages.
Nov 14 2018, 12:58 PM · MinervaNeue, Readers-Web-Backlog

Nov 13 2018

Strainu merged T149296: Can't open Find&Replace popup window on Opera into T25992: Search&replace disabled in Internet Explorer 8–10, Opera.
Nov 13 2018, 11:16 PM · Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer, WikiEditor, Browser-Support-Opera
Strainu merged task T149296: Can't open Find&Replace popup window on Opera into T25992: Search&replace disabled in Internet Explorer 8–10, Opera.
Nov 13 2018, 11:16 PM · Browser-Support-Opera, WikiEditor

Oct 11 2018

Strainu added a comment to T206694: Determine desired architecture to update localization strings for Wikimedia.

There is a mention in the description of an "instigating security incident", which is probably the cause for this halt. @greg, is any data about it public yet? Could you perhaps add a link to whatever you can share in the description?

Oct 11 2018, 7:13 AM · Language-Team (Language-2018-October-December), Deployments, I18n

Jul 27 2018

Strainu added a comment to T124305: Users sometimes struggle to select the text of the link anchor within the cartouche and so delete it on select-retype.

Well, from your mocks I also thought the label will be editable in the pop-up. By the time I tested, I already knew how to expect, but it still felt strange (mostly because the selection was done above the button, which is kind of counter-intuitive)

Jul 27 2018, 3:34 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor (Current work), Tech-Ambassadors, User-notice, Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor-Links

Jul 13 2018

Strainu added a comment to T199487: Failed to copy text in the Visual Editor.

I just tried in FF 57.0.1 on Linux and can't even select the whole section but that's probably another bug. I have not investigated whether the issue is in the copy or paste step of the process.

Jul 13 2018, 10:04 PM · VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor

Jul 12 2018

Strainu updated the task description for T199487: Failed to copy text in the Visual Editor.
Jul 12 2018, 10:43 PM · VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Strainu created T199487: Failed to copy text in the Visual Editor.
Jul 12 2018, 10:39 PM · VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor

Jul 7 2018

Strainu created T199034: UploadWizard's description page does not work for Flickr uploads.
Jul 7 2018, 9:13 PM · Patch-For-Review, Multimedia, UploadWizard

Jun 24 2018

Strainu added a comment to T166149: Add an option to obtain wikitext excerpts.

@Evad37 : thanks, I wrote a similar module myself last year, but there are two problems with such a module: it needs to be regularly maintained by adding new templates to the exclusion list and it fragments the implementation between wikis potentially leading to slightly different results. Using the same codebase throughout Wikimedia sites seems preferable.

Jun 24 2018, 7:15 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Need-volunteer, TextExtracts

Jun 21 2018

Strainu added a comment to T124305: Users sometimes struggle to select the text of the link anchor within the cartouche and so delete it on select-retype.

We do already refer to the link text as "label" in other places -- e.g. a numbered link gets an "add label" button to swap out the "[3]" for text -- that said, if people think it's unclear and needs explanation in this situation, now would be a good time to quickly change that before people spend effort on translations.

Jun 21 2018, 5:29 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor (Current work), Tech-Ambassadors, User-notice, Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor-Links

Jun 14 2018

Strainu added a comment to T195525: MWExceptionRenderer.php doesn't always declare the encoding used..

No, please go ahead. Thank you.

Jun 14 2018, 5:51 AM · I18n, MediaWiki-Debug-Logger

Jun 13 2018

Strainu placed T195525: MWExceptionRenderer.php doesn't always declare the encoding used. up for grabs.
Jun 13 2018, 6:52 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-Debug-Logger

May 25 2018

Strainu updated subscribers of T195525: MWExceptionRenderer.php doesn't always declare the encoding used..

Based on the comments from the review, I believe we should consider a different approach and since I don't see this as a high priority issue, we can take the time to discuss it a bit.

May 25 2018, 7:18 AM · I18n, MediaWiki-Debug-Logger
Strainu removed a project from T195525: MWExceptionRenderer.php doesn't always declare the encoding used.: Patch-For-Review.
May 25 2018, 6:33 AM · I18n, MediaWiki-Debug-Logger

May 24 2018

Strainu added a comment to T195525: MWExceptionRenderer.php doesn't always declare the encoding used..

I should note that I personally considered this page as a fake when I first saw it, because of the encoding issues and Google search form. Users are used to a different level of polishing of pages.

May 24 2018, 9:03 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-Debug-Logger
Strainu claimed T195525: MWExceptionRenderer.php doesn't always declare the encoding used..
May 24 2018, 8:52 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-Debug-Logger

May 15 2018

Strainu added a comment to T187588: Responsive references divide the reference list in unequal columns.

I don't see how fair use has any relevance, since that is not a quote. Regardless, MediaWiki should accommodate all existing uses, especially since this change was made specifically to eliminate the need for the template.

May 15 2018, 10:04 PM · Cite

Apr 20 2018

Strainu added a comment to T179259: Visual Editor removing whitespace from infoboxes by default.

Please note that this bug is causing some issues with AbuseFilter, because it's adding lines which are not really modified to the modified lines category. For instance, this change wouldn't have triggered the filter without this bug.

Apr 20 2018, 8:10 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Parsoid, VisualEditor

Apr 19 2018

Strainu added a comment to T187184: WMF-hosted wiki request for Ro-Md Wikimedians user group.

I see the wiki is now available. What is the process for having accounts on that wiki and what other steps are needed? Thanks

Apr 19 2018, 12:11 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wiki-Setup (Create)

Mar 22 2018

Strainu added a comment to T86151: Allow different users to translate the same topic independently.

And one more. I seem to remember a brief period when creating your own translation was possible? Was that an experiment or do I just remember wrong? Currently there is no way to do this as far as I can see

Mar 22 2018, 8:11 PM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, ContentTranslation

Mar 19 2018

Strainu added a comment to T189398: page.coordinate() throws KeyError for [[ro:File:Parcul Romanescu DJ-II-a-A-07924 (14).jpg]].

I'm familiar with the development process, but I feel that somebody should properly investigate this situation (which is expected for older entries at Wikidata according to a talk page I can't seem to find anymore) and evaluate whether this fix is enough. I don't have the time to invest in that anytime soon, sorry.

Mar 19 2018, 10:16 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-Wikidata, Pywikibot

Mar 11 2018

Strainu created T189413: Please port the adminscore for other projects.
Mar 11 2018, 12:08 PM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools
Strainu added a comment to T189404: Find the used template from the template itself.

Very similar actually. :) {{{0}}} is a generic solution to my problem, making getParent() work an unlimited number of levels is a Lua-only solution. No idea which one is easier to implement.

Mar 11 2018, 10:25 AM · MediaWiki-Templates

Mar 10 2018

Strainu updated the task description for T189398: page.coordinate() throws KeyError for [[ro:File:Parcul Romanescu DJ-II-a-A-07924 (14).jpg]].
Mar 10 2018, 11:59 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-Wikidata, Pywikibot
Strainu created T189398: page.coordinate() throws KeyError for [[ro:File:Parcul Romanescu DJ-II-a-A-07924 (14).jpg]].
Mar 10 2018, 10:52 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-Wikidata, Pywikibot

Feb 25 2018

Strainu added a comment to T140525: HTTP 404 error (or sometimes 502 error) when trying to access the Control Panel of PAWS.

@Chicocvenancio , I was able to start the bot server while my user's server was on, so my steps to reproduce no longer apply.

Feb 25 2018, 9:21 PM · PAWS

Feb 22 2018

Strainu created T187997: Enable responsive references by default on the Romanian Wikipedia.
Feb 22 2018, 2:30 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Cite

Feb 21 2018

Strainu added a comment to T18889: Removal of mo language codes.

Is there a way to know if there are any active wikis using this translation? At the very least, can we check how many users currently use this interface language on any Wikimedia wiki? Without those datapoints, it's hard to see if the effort (and drama, TBH) associated with maintaining this translation is worth it.

Feb 21 2018, 1:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Internationalization

Feb 20 2018

Strainu added a comment to T187184: WMF-hosted wiki request for Ro-Md Wikimedians user group.

Thanks for the correction @Dereckson , wikipedia was indeed a typo from me. I'm not sure why the "i" in romid though?

Feb 20 2018, 7:51 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wiki-Setup (Create)
Strainu added a comment to T187184: WMF-hosted wiki request for Ro-Md Wikimedians user group.

I would personally prefer romd.wikipedia.org (we often use WMROMD as a short name). @Andrei_Stroe @Giku : any preferences from you?

Feb 20 2018, 12:52 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wiki-Setup (Create)

Feb 16 2018

Strainu created T187588: Responsive references divide the reference list in unequal columns.
Feb 16 2018, 10:59 PM · Cite

Feb 14 2018

Strainu created T187356: UploadWizard does not handle correctly warning-only abuse filters for multiple uploads.
Feb 14 2018, 6:08 PM · UploadWizard, Multimedia

Feb 13 2018

Strainu updated subscribers of T187184: WMF-hosted wiki request for Ro-Md Wikimedians user group.
Feb 13 2018, 1:37 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wiki-Setup (Create)

Jan 11 2018

Strainu added a comment to T98126: Add "Translated page" template .

It definitely needs to be configurable, as the name and location of the template differs. Ideally, it should be enforced at wiki level, with an (optional?) user override. This way new users will automatically follow the wiki rules with no effort from their part.

Jan 11 2018, 10:41 AM · WorkType-NewFunctionality, ContentTranslation

Dec 17 2017

Strainu renamed T182542: New images pagination shows the same images every time from New images pagination shows "older 50" instead of the previous clicked "older 500" for a specific user account to New images pagination shows the same images every time.
Dec 17 2017, 4:26 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Commons

Dec 16 2017

Strainu added a comment to T182542: New images pagination shows the same images every time.

OK, so I tested with users Strainu, Strainubot and anonymous. The issue about the 500 limit getting lost is only reproducible with my main account, so it's probably caused by some script. However, the fact that the same images are displayed regardless of how many times I click on "older 500" is reproducible each and every time. I have updated the description to reflect this, hopefully you will be able to reproduce at least this part.

Dec 16 2017, 9:23 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Commons
Strainu updated the task description for T182542: New images pagination shows the same images every time.
Dec 16 2017, 9:18 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Commons

Dec 15 2017

Strainu added a comment to T182542: New images pagination shows the same images every time.

@Aklapper, are you logged in? If not, could you please try while logged in? I am unable to reproduce when logged out, so I disabled all user scripts and gadgets and I can still reproduce when logged in.

Dec 15 2017, 10:54 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Commons
Strainu added a comment to T182542: New images pagination shows the same images every time.

@Strainu: Clearer steps needed:

Dec 15 2017, 9:18 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Commons
Strainu awarded T179975: Beta: How to link to/cite Wikistats 2.0 a Like token.
Dec 15 2017, 8:01 PM · Analytics-Wikistats, Analytics
Strainu added a comment to T52399: {{fullurl:}} and {{SERVER}} when used on mobile do not resolve to commons.m.wikimedia.org but to commons.wikimedia.org.

@Great_Brightstar: none of the examples given by you and others above work for me on mobile - they always redirect to the non-mobile URL.

Dec 15 2017, 7:34 AM · MediaWiki-Parser

Dec 14 2017

Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

@EddieGP, we're taking of about 400 pages on Wikipedia and a few dozen on wiktionary. I'm 99% sure that the ro.wiktionary does not have *any* Romanian words with Cyrillic spelling. IMO it's not worth the effort of redirecting articles to same-title articles on the Romanian projects.

Dec 14 2017, 1:50 PM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup
Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

The comity can decide what they want. It was NOT requested to *delete* Moldavian but merge it to Romanian. Dropping all Moldavian user contents is very unfriendly and Romanian users should not have any problem if they see the addition of a variant selector in their wiki (and especially for user pages and user talk pages, which is NOT in scope of decision of this VERY SMALL comity which did almost no contributions to these wikis !)

Dec 14 2017, 10:57 AM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup
Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

You seem to be behind on the news: the language committee has decided that mo.wp should be deleted, not just closed, following the RfC at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_closing_projects/Deletion_of_Moldovan_Wikipedia_2

Dec 14 2017, 10:38 AM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup
Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

@Verdy_p , where is ro-latn defined and why do you expect it to work?

Dec 14 2017, 10:31 AM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup
Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

The transliterator is not active on the Romanian projects.

Dec 14 2017, 10:25 AM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup

Dec 13 2017

Strainu added a comment to T182156: RecentChanges legend overlaps actual RecentChanges.

@Petar.petkovic Having elements overlap for whatever reason makes the page look broken. If there is really no way to solve both bugs, I would suggest that the situation described in T174728 is better than the current one.

Dec 13 2017, 10:11 AM · User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 12 2017

Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

I can confirm the redirects work as intended.

Dec 12 2017, 1:21 PM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup
Strainu added a comment to T182156: RecentChanges legend overlaps actual RecentChanges.

@Etonkovidova, thanks a lot for taking another look at those issues, this is really nice of you :) You might have misunderstood my main complaint, though: the bugs seem to have appeared in production due to a lack of testing with the "Group changes" option when introducing new features (labels, wikidata, etc.) and this situation seems to repeat itself for a while already. The solutions I see is to either have a release criteria for RC-related tasks on the lines of "test with option X, Y, Z..." or introduce automated tests that can detect differences between the output of the RC feed with various options enabled and continuously improve the tests when new bugs appear (aka the better regression I was talking about). The latter seems preferable to me, although it probably requires a significant time investment upfront.

Dec 12 2017, 12:32 PM · User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 10 2017

Strainu created T182542: New images pagination shows the same images every time.
Dec 10 2017, 10:14 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages, Commons

Dec 8 2017

Strainu added a subtask for T53942: Watchlist and recent changes usability issues (tracking): T29436: Improve the marking of changes when using Advanced recent changes.
Dec 8 2017, 9:55 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Tracking
Strainu added a parent task for T29436: Improve the marking of changes when using Advanced recent changes: T53942: Watchlist and recent changes usability issues (tracking).
Dec 8 2017, 9:55 PM · MediaWiki-Recent-changes, MediaWiki-Change-tagging, Design
Strainu added a comment to T182156: RecentChanges legend overlaps actual RecentChanges.

Can you give specific links for ?

And yet, it's been ignored in almost every RC update in the last year - I remember at least 2 other bugs that were only reproducible with that setting.

Dec 8 2017, 9:23 PM · User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Strainu added a comment to T182156: RecentChanges legend overlaps actual RecentChanges.

And yet, it's been ignored in almost every RC update in the last year - I remember at least 2 other bugs that were only reproducible with that setting. Better regression testing should probably be a target, but oh well...

Dec 8 2017, 4:51 PM · User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 7 2017

Strainu created T182357: The current version of RC has the legend over first items.
Dec 7 2017, 9:30 PM · Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Regression, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Dec 3 2017

Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

@Reedy , I think that the most important is to know if the Ops team is actively working on a solution for this and if not, when does the team plan to allocate the time needed for it?

Dec 3 2017, 8:44 AM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup

Dec 1 2017

Strainu added a comment to T169450: Redirect several wikis.

Can we get some more details on why such changes would not be desirable? As time passes, chances are that the list of required closures will get bigger.

Dec 1 2017, 9:39 PM · Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect), Operations, Wikimedia-Apache-configuration, Puppet, Wikimedia-Language-setup

Nov 28 2017

Strainu added a comment to T166149: Add an option to obtain wikitext excerpts.

@Tgr, is WikipediaExtracts deployable or it needs more work?

Nov 28 2017, 9:44 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Need-volunteer, TextExtracts

Nov 27 2017

Strainu added a comment to T106996: Provide easy interface for manipulating/replacements of ve Document.

The voting has started. Please feel free to announce the proposal to your respective communities and don't forget to vote yourselves.:)

Nov 27 2017, 10:21 PM · VisualEditor

Nov 7 2017

Strainu added a project to T179918: Slideshow mod in galleries should allow starting from a predefined image: MediaWiki-Gallery.
Nov 7 2017, 12:05 PM · MediaWiki-Gallery, Multimedia
Strainu created T179918: Slideshow mod in galleries should allow starting from a predefined image.
Nov 7 2017, 12:04 PM · MediaWiki-Gallery, Multimedia
Strainu added a comment to T106996: Provide easy interface for manipulating/replacements of ve Document.

I put in the proposal at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2017_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Bots_and_gadgets/Provide_easy_interface_for_manipulating/replacements_in_the_Visual_Editor

Nov 7 2017, 7:46 AM · VisualEditor

Oct 27 2017

Strainu added a comment to T178961: Please add *.500px.com to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons.

It appears to be a bug in their code. The response I got was "You should be able to download any photo with a CC license, there is no special setting for this". I gave them a few examples of files in this situation and they promised to take a look.

Oct 27 2017, 7:33 PM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Strainu added a comment to T178961: Please add *.500px.com to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons.

Okay, so we've two files under CC, one with and one without, so I think the Download photo button is an option photographers can enable or disable.

Oct 27 2017, 6:51 AM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 25 2017

Strainu updated the task description for T178961: Please add *.500px.com to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons.
Oct 25 2017, 7:35 AM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Strainu reassigned T178961: Please add *.500px.com to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons from Strainu to Dereckson.

500px.com is in the exact same situation as Flickr: it is a mix of free and non-free content, has clearly identifiable CC-BY/CC-BY-SA photos and an API to retrieve it. I proposed it because many photographers left Flickr for 500px. While GLAMs and specific sources are good, commercial websites are a much better source of random images. And as you said, the category is already present in the list. My specific interest is in pictures of villages in Romania that we don't have pictures of, but the fact that there is currently no uploader for images from 500px.com should be taken into account as well. I'm sure that once people here about the option, we will see a significant influx of images.

Oct 25 2017, 7:02 AM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 24 2017

Strainu created T178961: Please add *.500px.com to the wgCopyUploadsDomains whitelist of Wikimedia Commons.
Oct 24 2017, 10:40 PM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 20 2017

Strainu added a comment to T106996: Provide easy interface for manipulating/replacements of ve Document.

I think part of the issue here is addressed in T115847, but we need more to make sure we can keep up with various limitations (templates, tags etc. that need to be skipped) that currently exist and the ones that can appear later on (new templates etc.).

Oct 20 2017, 6:19 PM · VisualEditor
Strainu added a comment to T153315: Pasting annotated wikitext results in double encoding and therefore <nowiki>s.

How would you detect that a user is copying wikitext? There are heuristics that you could come up with, but such a heuristic would frequently fail, be incredibly fragile, and hard to maintain properly.

Oct 20 2017, 11:33 AM · Regression, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Strainu added a comment to T153315: Pasting annotated wikitext results in double encoding and therefore <nowiki>s.

I've done some more testing and it seems there is a difference between pasting text and html, which makes sense. Perhaps we're approaching this use case by the wrong end: would it be easier to detect when the user is copying wikitext and keep only the text, without the HTML "garbage"? This way we would help at least the js-enabled users (which are probably the vast majority anyway).

Oct 20 2017, 10:06 AM · Regression, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Strainu reopened T153315: Pasting annotated wikitext results in double encoding and therefore <nowiki>s as "Open".

I'm pretty sure this is a regression - pasting template wikitext in the Visual Editor used to work (that is, the template would be introduced) and now, following the steps from the description in the Visual Editor, I get the wikitext (with a link to <s>the template</s>null). As i said in May, please take into account the fact that we are still requiring users to copy-paste wikitext in many places, so this should have priority over pasting a link (which is nice indeed, but did not work in the classic editor).

Oct 20 2017, 9:52 AM · Regression, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

Oct 8 2017

Strainu added a comment to T177707: don't dispatch changes to all affected pages for highly used items.

Isn't it possible to determine the data used and segment the RC feed based on that? For instance, very few articles make use of the language links except the article linked to the item. On the other hand, many articles use only the localized labels of items, which means it's probably not interesting to push changes to item properties to those articles.

Oct 8 2017, 11:50 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Wikidata
Strainu added a comment to T177707: don't dispatch changes to all affected pages for highly used items.

What was the original idea behind pushing changes to an item to all linked items? This doesn't happen for MediaWiki and seems useless to me (N=1 seems perfect to me right now), but perhaps I'm missing something.

Oct 8 2017, 9:14 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-17 (1.31.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Wikidata

Sep 29 2017

Strainu added a comment to T177043: Investigation: Hooks on preview don't work when activating syntax highlighting (in MediaWiki:Diacritice.js on ro.wikipedia.org).

Oh, sorry for the omission. It's a JS file: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Diacritice.js . Specifically, the ones in saveNewDiacritics() (I've only tested the one for the edit form)

Sep 29 2017, 9:43 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror
Strainu created T177043: Investigation: Hooks on preview don't work when activating syntax highlighting (in MediaWiki:Diacritice.js on ro.wikipedia.org).
Sep 29 2017, 8:12 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Sep 12 2017

Strainu created T175726: Error messages should not contain relative paths or error codes.
Sep 12 2017, 6:41 PM · Scoring-platform-team (Current), Google-Code-in-2017, goodfirstbug, Wikilabels
Strainu created T175724: Oauth login does not return the user to the previous page.
Sep 12 2017, 6:37 PM · User-Ladsgroup, Scoring-platform-team (Current), Wikilabels

Sep 10 2017

Strainu added a comment to T171027: "Read timeout is reached" DBQueryError when trying to load specific users' watchlists (with +1000 articles) on several wikis.

:are you referring to Răzvan Socol (WZ0f2wpAMCYAAEJrINAAAAAP)? Because that was attempting to delete his watchlist, which is slightly different from viewing the watchlist (nonetheless taking more than 4 seconds to delete only 2700 rows seems excessively long. Maybe that server was just overburdened at the time(?)). In any case i think ill unmerge that bug as the reading and writing issues will need separate fixes i think.

Sep 10 2017, 9:48 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-03 (1.31.0-wmf.2)), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), DBA, Wikidata, Commons, Contributors-Team, Wikimedia-production-error, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-08_(1.30.0-wmf.13)), Russian-Sites, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Performance, MediaWiki-Watchlist
Strainu added a comment to T171027: "Read timeout is reached" DBQueryError when trying to load specific users' watchlists (with +1000 articles) on several wikis.
  • Based on people who are complaining at commons, problems seem to start to arise with watchlists > 20,000 entries.
Sep 10 2017, 2:32 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-03 (1.31.0-wmf.2)), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), DBA, Wikidata, Commons, Contributors-Team, Wikimedia-production-error, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-08_(1.30.0-wmf.13)), Russian-Sites, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Performance, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Sep 8 2017

Strainu added a comment to T171027: "Read timeout is reached" DBQueryError when trying to load specific users' watchlists (with +1000 articles) on several wikis.

I don't see "Unbreak now" priority here due to the number of affected users and workarounds available. Please see
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Project_management#Setting_task_priorities

Sep 8 2017, 10:38 AM · Growth-Team, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-03 (1.31.0-wmf.2)), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), DBA, Wikidata, Commons, Contributors-Team, Wikimedia-production-error, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-08_(1.30.0-wmf.13)), Russian-Sites, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Performance, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Aug 31 2017

Strainu added a comment to T171027: "Read timeout is reached" DBQueryError when trying to load specific users' watchlists (with +1000 articles) on several wikis.

@Johan Yes, at least rowiki and commonswiki are affected, which means that very likely all the wikis from the same group (using the same server) as those 2 are affected. For these groups no workaround has been put in place, so the issue is still a problem for many experienced users.

Aug 31 2017, 12:46 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-03 (1.31.0-wmf.2)), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), DBA, Wikidata, Commons, Contributors-Team, Wikimedia-production-error, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-08_(1.30.0-wmf.13)), Russian-Sites, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Performance, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Aug 30 2017

Strainu added a comment to T171392: Some Commons pages transcluding Template:Countries_of_Europe HTTP 500/503 due to OOM in Lua→PHP→Lua calls.

There is a very interesting suggestion in that discussion that should be taken into account: use mw.wikibase.label. I can confirm that using mw.wikibase.label takes basically no memory (504K with the call, 503K without the call) compared to 42M+ when loading the whole page for tens of countries.

Aug 30 2017, 12:20 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, Operations, Commons

Aug 29 2017

Strainu added a comment to T140525: HTTP 404 error (or sometimes 502 error) when trying to access the Control Panel of PAWS.

@yuvipanda: Yes, absolutely, I could reproduce it just now. I lauched Strainu's server, then tried to log in as Strainubot and I get a
"500 : Internal Server Error
Failed to start your server. Please contact admin."

Aug 29 2017, 8:27 PM · PAWS

Aug 24 2017

Strainu updated subscribers of T171027: "Read timeout is reached" DBQueryError when trying to load specific users' watchlists (with +1000 articles) on several wikis.

@Trizek-WMF, should the deployment of advanced filters to watchlist (planned Sep 5th) be postponed until this is solved? The beta feature is slow as it is, deploying it over this issue might make the symptoms worse for affected users.

Aug 24 2017, 8:08 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-03 (1.31.0-wmf.2)), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), DBA, Wikidata, Commons, Contributors-Team, Wikimedia-production-error, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-08_(1.30.0-wmf.13)), Russian-Sites, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Performance, MediaWiki-Watchlist

Aug 23 2017

Strainu updated subscribers of T171898: Deleting large watchlist takes > 4 seconds causing rollback due to write time limit.

It was also reported on rowiki for users with as few as 2K followed pages: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Cafenea#Pagini_urmarite

Aug 23 2017, 4:10 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.1; 2018-10-23), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), DBA, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Wikimedia-production-error

Aug 10 2017

Strainu added a comment to T170845: Pageview drop in ro.wikipedia hu.wikipedia and fr.wikipedia.

I don't have the time or resources needed to do the investigation myself. Thanks for your help on this, I believe we can now close the ticket.

Aug 10 2017, 7:28 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Analytics-Kanban, Analytics-Data-Quality

Aug 9 2017

Strainu added a comment to T170845: Pageview drop in ro.wikipedia hu.wikipedia and fr.wikipedia.

I'm sorry, but I'm a bit skeptic about this explanation for several reasons:

  • ro.wp did not have that peak in July 2016; it had some other peaks which probably account for the slight rebounds in monthly pageviews and which could be caused by the same issue
  • it seems highly unlikely that low-level errors would only occur on one page. Despite that, the second most visited page, Search, did not see any spike or drop except normal summer vacations. Nither did the most visited article.
Aug 9 2017, 9:37 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Analytics-Kanban, Analytics-Data-Quality
Strainu added a comment to T170845: Pageview drop in ro.wikipedia hu.wikipedia and fr.wikipedia.

So are you saying that it's just "random" browser traffic that used to be targeted at the MainPage and now it's not? What kind of script could have generated that?

Aug 9 2017, 9:09 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Analytics-Kanban, Analytics-Data-Quality
Strainu added a comment to T170845: Pageview drop in ro.wikipedia hu.wikipedia and fr.wikipedia.

@Nuria, are the stats you show the pageviews for the whole project or for the main page? They don't look anything like the pageviews tool. There is no seasonal variation there, only decreases from March 2016.

Aug 9 2017, 8:55 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Analytics-Kanban, Analytics-Data-Quality
Strainu added a comment to T172856: Wikidata image autocomplete does not take into account existing text.

Here is an image of the issue. The prefix was 'Tisa ', input text was 'Mara'

Aug 9 2017, 9:11 AM · Wikidata
Strainu created T172856: Wikidata image autocomplete does not take into account existing text.
Aug 9 2017, 9:06 AM · Wikidata

Aug 8 2017

Strainu moved T172770: page_tests.TestPageObject.test_page_image fails for several sites from Backlog to Test failures on the Pywikibot-tests board.
Aug 8 2017, 8:00 AM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot-tests, Pywikibot

Aug 6 2017

Strainu added a member for Pywikibot: Strainu.
Aug 6 2017, 10:10 PM
Strainu closed T172625: Add support for retrieving pageimages as Resolved.
Aug 6 2017, 12:28 PM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot
Strainu added a comment to T172625: Add support for retrieving pageimages.

Actually, during the review, I noticed a case when the pageimages API call and pageprops return different values, see https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ApiSandbox#action=query&format=json&prop=pageimages%7Cpageprops&meta=&titles=File%3ALasalumic.jpg&piprop=name&pithumbsize=50&ppprop=page_image%7Cpage_image_free

Aug 6 2017, 9:50 AM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot
Strainu added a comment to T172625: Add support for retrieving pageimages.

@Framawiki , thanks for the pointer. It seems a bit of an overkill to load all the page properties only for this.

Aug 6 2017, 9:36 AM · Patch-For-Review, Pywikibot