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May 31 2022
May 28 2022
Not going to happen. An additional database query on page load isn't acceptable for such a slim benefit.
This was wish #23 in this year's Community Wishlist Survey. In Community-Tech 's prioritised list of wishes, it came in at #2.
May 15 2022
WingerBot on enwiktionary is affected: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/WingerBot
May 5 2022
Good idea! I'll do that. Thanks.
May 3 2022
Just in case anyone is wondering, I have a completed patch for this, but I had serious issues running the EditPage tests locally, which meant I wasn't able to write any tests. I idled in some of the above mentioned IRC channels for a few days but spotted precisely 0 active humans in any of them, which didn't really make me feel very welcome. One day I might be able to return to it.
Mar 22 2022
Thank you very much to the Search team for your efforts to make this happen!
Mar 13 2022
@Quiddity I'm so sorry, I only just saw this - the change isn't deployed yet, so the message should have read "You will soon be able ...". Would it be possible to pull the message from this week's Tech News? By next edition, the code should be deployed so it will be able to be reused as is in the next edition.
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Feb 17 2022
On mw.org at least, only wikipedia: is affected.
The mystery here is why only the wikipedia: interwiki appears to be affected. If this is indeed the case, it's not actually a blocker to deploying to group2 (Wikipedia sites don't use the wikipedia: interwiki). But it's a bad regression on the group0/group1 sites currently impacted, including big ones like Commons, Meta and Wikidata.
Feb 15 2022
Feb 14 2022
Feb 13 2022
Repurposing this task slightly in light of my comment at T66184: Allow searching also by new/target name on moving log page.
This task looks set to come in 10th in the Community-Wishlist-Survey-2022 ; it didn't look particularly difficult to code up, so I thought I'd have a crack.
Jan 18 2022
Oct 23 2021
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Apr 20 2021
Isn't the problem of generating abstracts already solved by the Page-Previews extension?
Apr 15 2021
@Reedy or anyone else - any chance of a look at that patch?
We have noticed a rendering change on English Wiktionary after this deployment. The first report was 22:44 UTC yesterday, a few hours after the deployment.
Mar 17 2021
Feb 6 2021
Feb 4 2021
On enwiki on the beta cluster, the "Import as subpages" option is selected by default for both XML and transwiki import. It should default to "Import to default locations" in the first instance, then when the form is reloaded, the option the user previously selected should be chosen.
Feb 2 2021
@Reedy I see agreement at the Beer Parlour; what are the next steps?
Jan 29 2021
I posted at https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Beer_parlour/2021/January#PageNotice_extension_again to start a discussion/vote.
Nov 23 2020
This task is assigned to me, but I am so far out of the loop at this point that I don't think I can make any useful contributions to it any longer. (Yes, despite appearances, <poem> is surprisingly subtle and requires the attention of someone with a decent, up-to-date understanding of MediaWiki parsing infrastructure.)
May 30 2020
Mar 19 2020
Not sure why this task was assigned to me; I don't have, and have never had, shell access.
I guess I created this task for my own reference, but never got around to doing it. The issue still exists. The function doesn't get a lot of use though.
Feb 27 2020
Thanks for the explanation!
Feb 25 2020
Oct 24 2019
Aug 23 2019
Thanks. To be 100% clear, does that mean that this extension has successfully passed its security review?
Aug 18 2019
Re number 6, there are already many avenues to deface the wiki if you have edit access to the MediaWiki: namespace. Editing MediaWiki:Sitenotice would have a similar effect as creating a page notice. I don't think the fact that this extension adds another avenue is of any special concern.
Aug 5 2019
Aug 3 2019
I am still happy to act as maintainer of this extension; I rewrote it a few years ago, and it is awfully simple (barely 100 lines of code). Plus I am irregularly active on English Wiktionary :)
Aug 1 2019
It was five years ago, and the code has since been heavily refactored; I'm afraid I am not of any help here.
Jul 6 2019
Mar 28 2019
This is on purpose; the long names always link to the English project. To change this would be incredibly disruptive.
Mar 10 2019
I'm removing the import and export project - it's possible that a bug existed in 2007 when the import(s) took place, but we're not going to try and solve an import bug based on evidence from 12 years ago.
Mar 9 2019
Jan 31 2019
It's all good, @TJones. Thanks to you and @debt for investigating this in such detail back in 2017. I remember I was very impressed when I read the comments on this task, and especially the blog post! I regret not expressing my gratitude or commenting here at the time.
Jan 6 2019
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Oct 29 2018
Is this the same as the ancient task T31961: Special:Export of a single page with huge history occasionally forgets </page> and </mediawiki> closing tags?
Oct 27 2018
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Oct 16 2018
The old toolbar is going away.
Oct 10 2018
I would suggest that d: could be added to the beginning of the links. This way, they should work both on Wikidata itself and other wikis. This isn't really an interwiki linking issue (well, philosophically speaking, this happened because the interwiki links system is fundamentally flawed, but that's a tale for another day).
Oct 6 2018
Oct 5 2018
I don't think this has anything to do with change tagging. The stack trace makes it clear that $revid is null at https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/plugins/gitiles/mediawiki/extensions/MassMessage/+/master/includes/job/MassMessageJob.php#233.
Oct 4 2018
Sorry for the bikeshedding and delay.
Sep 18 2018
Sep 17 2018
Do you really need to import all revisions? Just the most recent revision is sufficient for license compliance.
Sep 9 2018
To be able to import by uploading XML files, you need to request permission at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Permissions#Miscellaneous_requests.