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Sat, Nov 18

Thryduulf added a comment to T180856:   is not an author or editor.

@Zoranzoki21 removing nbsp is not even the main issue here, it's misinterpreting nbsp as the name of an author/editor

Sat, Nov 18, 10:26 PM · AutoWikiBrowser

Fri, Nov 17

Thryduulf added a comment to T166092: Copyrighted images in Explore feed.

I think you may have misunderstood - fair use images are appearing on the main page in the app when they do not do so on the desktop version or mobile view of the desktop version.

Fri, Nov 17, 11:51 PM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Mobile-Content-Service
Thryduulf added a comment to T66090: Allow "article-linked" notifications for pages in a user defined list.

and also remove notifications that a user doesn't car about, e.g. I want to know about new links to Q24258909 (broken rail) but I don't care about new links to Q26484625 (lap (of a circuit). The latter are far more common, but I can only choose to get both or neither currently and have no options at all about new links to Q7283877 (Rail Accident Investigation Branch), which I'd like to see, as that item was created by a bot.

Fri, Nov 17, 11:09 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
Thryduulf created T180856:   is not an author or editor.
Fri, Nov 17, 11:02 PM · AutoWikiBrowser

Sun, Nov 12

Thryduulf added a comment to T165807: Improve news lead image selection.

T166092 is related to this - any automatic selection of images should not display fair use or other non-free images.

Sun, Nov 12, 10:08 AM · iOS-app-feature-Feed, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Mobile-Content-Service
Thryduulf added a comment to T166092: Copyrighted images in Explore feed.

The copyrighted E.T. film poster is today prominently displayed on the main page of the mobile site as the article about the film is today's featured article on en.wp. This is despite the human-curated front page of the desktop front page using the public domain extract from the logo. I don't see why there would ever be a need for a different image to be used.

Sun, Nov 12, 10:05 AM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Mobile-Content-Service

Wed, Nov 8

Thryduulf added a comment to T4700: Pre-save transform skips extensions using wikitext (gallery, references, footnotes, Cite, status indicators, pipe trick, subst, signatures).

@Billinghurst add an entry to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2017_Community_Wishlist_Survey (I guess it would fit in the editing section?).

Wed, Nov 8, 3:31 PM · Cite, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Parser

Tue, Nov 7

Thryduulf added a comment to T4700: Pre-save transform skips extensions using wikitext (gallery, references, footnotes, Cite, status indicators, pipe trick, subst, signatures).

Am I correct in thinking that {{subst:CURRENTMONTH}} and {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}} not being substituded in this edit is due to this bug?

Tue, Nov 7, 9:15 PM · Cite, Patch-For-Review, Epic, MediaWiki-Parser

Oct 12 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T178006: Search Relevance test #5: are users happy with the search results they got?.

If someone clicks the "why are we asking this?" link it might be worth stopping/extending the timeout before the popup disappears so that the question is still there when they've read the answer.

Oct 12 2017, 11:09 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery
Thryduulf added a comment to T171215: Interleaved results A/B test: analysis of data.

Do click-throughs count when the result is opened in another tab/window - I do this quite often when I'm not sure which of a few results is the one I want.

Oct 12 2017, 11:06 AM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery-Analysis (Current work), Discovery, CirrusSearch

Sep 25 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T176428: Search Relevance test #4 - action items.

In T176428#3628266, @debt wrote:

Is "maybe" going to go into the same bucket that "i don't know" has gone into? They aren't quite the same.

They're not quite the same, but I'm not sure that that distinction is made outside of our team (i.e. do users of the survey feel that the definition of 'I don't know' and 'maybe' are basically the same?)

I'd keep them separate.

Are you thinking that we should have both responses available: maybe and I don't know?

Yes, if those with more knowledge of human factors than me don't think that would be too complicated.

Sep 25 2017, 8:08 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery

Sep 24 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T176428: Search Relevance test #4 - action items.

Is "maybe" going to go into the same bucket that "i don't know" has gone into? They aren't quite the same.

They're not quite the same, but I'm not sure that that distinction is made outside of our team (i.e. do users of the survey feel that the definition of 'I don't know' and 'maybe' are basically the same?)

Sep 24 2017, 12:26 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery

Sep 19 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T171740: [Epic] Search Relevance: graded by humans.

An obvious link to documentation, starting with a "what is this?", and a link to somewhere to leave feedback (optional) about the survey would be useful (I forget how I found the phab ticket, but it did involve a google search).
A fourth option to click on - "I want to answer in more words" would be great for people like me, but it would need to avoid the issues of the article feedback tool (alas I can't offer any suggestions how to do this off the top of my head).

Sep 19 2017, 11:07 PM · Epic, Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery
Thryduulf added a comment to T174106: Search Relevance Survey test #3: action items.

@TJones Thanks for the response, the situation now is:
*Naval flag is a disambiguation page listing Maritime flag, Naval ensign and Naval jack with a see also to the new Lists of naval flags (it was previously a redirect to Maritime flag).
*Naval flags redirects to the naval flag disambiguation
*Lists of naval flags is a new list of lists (anyone with knowledge of the topic is encouraged to expand this!)
*List of naval flags redirects to the list of lists.

Sep 19 2017, 2:02 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-19 (1.30.0-wmf.19)), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-26 (1.31.0-wmf.1)), Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery

Sep 17 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T135667: Please put templates on separate lines (when it won't break things) and don't (when it will).

When a template on its own line is moved within a page, it should be placed on its own line at the new location. See https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_States_presidential_eligibility_legislation&diff=801114094&oldid=797558629

Sep 17 2017, 7:16 PM · User-notice, User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, TemplateData, Parsoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Sep 15 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T175684: Please create the Edit filter helper user group on en.wp.

Can these be created before the group exists or is it best to wait?

Sep 15 2017, 11:34 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 12 2017

Thryduulf renamed T175684: Please create the Edit filter helper user group on en.wp from Please create the Edit filter helper user group on en.w[ to Please create the Edit filter helper user group on en.wp.
Sep 12 2017, 1:09 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Thryduulf created T175684: Please create the Edit filter helper user group on en.wp.
Sep 12 2017, 1:09 PM · User-MarcoAurelio, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Thryduulf added a comment to T174106: Search Relevance Survey test #3: action items.

I've just stumbled across this and can't find anywhere to leave feedback about it - please point me to somewhere else if you don't want it here.

Sep 12 2017, 10:15 AM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-19 (1.30.0-wmf.19)), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-26 (1.31.0-wmf.1)), Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery

Aug 25 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T173977: AbuseFilter tripping more times than it should, and for the wrong edit, and not tagging.

@Lourdes as a non-admin you would presently require the "edit filter manager" right (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Edit_filter#User_right ), for which you need to make a request at the edit filter noticeboard.

Aug 25 2017, 11:37 AM · Anti-Harassment, AbuseFilter

Aug 23 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T172861: VisualEditor: Provide an indication that a link is piped without requiring mouseover.

The goal of this is to see which links are piped without needing to interact with them.

Aug 23 2017, 8:42 PM · VisualEditor

Aug 22 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T138166: Allow users to restrict who can send them direct emails via Special:EmailUser.

More as a reminder for when the documentation page gets written for this after implementation than anything more urguent, but it might be worthwhile to note that there are ways a restricted user can find out they are specifically restricted, including (but not necessarily limited to):

  • sockpuppet accounts
  • {{you've got mail}} and similar messages on user talk pages
  • the restricting user asking third parties to email them
Aug 22 2017, 4:51 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-19 (1.30.0-wmf.19)), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 5), Patch-For-Review, Support-and-Safety, Mail, MediaWiki-Email

Aug 16 2017

Thryduulf created T173455: Visual Editor: Don't remove line break between templates when adding a third template.
Aug 16 2017, 7:49 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor

Aug 9 2017

Thryduulf created T172861: VisualEditor: Provide an indication that a link is piped without requiring mouseover.
Aug 9 2017, 10:33 AM · VisualEditor
Thryduulf added a comment to T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text.

I'm really not at all sure that the actual benefits of this task to the people who are at the sharp end are actually understood by the developers. There is a reason that this has been resurrected at least twice, has at least four duplicate tasks, and the requests for it continue more than 5 years after it was first requested. Indeed this is one of just two tasks (T51969 is the other, and this is far more important than that) that are standing between where we are now and VE being intuitively easy for both new and power editors to use simply and reliably for non-specialist editing in almost all reasonable circumstances without making unforced errors.

Aug 9 2017, 10:11 AM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Aug 4 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text.

When you want to change the label, can't you just change the label text without opening the link editor?

The problem is that when you do that you could be intending to change the label without the link or you could be intending to change both label and link. There is no way for the software to know which you intend, and no way for the naive user to know which has actually happened without actively opening the link editor, but it is likely that the assumption will be that both were changed (per @Whatamidoing-WMF). Remember that VE is focused towards inexperienced and less-computer-literate users rather than power users, so there will be a very high proportion of users who do not know that you need to actively check what VE is doing.

Aug 4 2017, 8:24 AM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Jun 29 2017

Krinkle awarded T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text a Orange Medal token.
Jun 29 2017, 9:53 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Jun 20 2017

petr.matas awarded T53736: Consider changing wikipage redirects to be proper HTTP redirects a Like token.
Jun 20 2017, 10:12 PM · TechCom-RfC (ArchCom-Approved), User-notice, SEO, MediaWiki-Redirects

Jun 18 2017

Kaartic awarded T53736: Consider changing wikipage redirects to be proper HTTP redirects a Like token.
Jun 18 2017, 7:59 AM · TechCom-RfC (ArchCom-Approved), User-notice, SEO, MediaWiki-Redirects

Jun 17 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T167902: Build a unified, cross-wiki Mute feature for multiple types of on-wiki and email communication.

Continuing the example from the opening comment, Apples should also see notifications from Bananas related to fr.wp when they visit meta, if they (a) have not blacklisted Bananas meta, and
(b) have cross-wiki notifications enabled.

Jun 17 2017, 8:14 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Anti-Harassment, User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Support-and-Safety, Notifications

May 18 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T165676: Search results for strings including semicolons should find page titles/namespaces with colons in the same position.

@Aklapper if that is what generates the search results in Wikipedia's internal search engine, then yes.

May 18 2017, 4:54 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
Thryduulf added a comment to T165676: Search results for strings including semicolons should find page titles/namespaces with colons in the same position.

This is being discussed currently at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#.3B_as_a_typo_for_shortcuts

May 18 2017, 2:21 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search
Thryduulf created T165676: Search results for strings including semicolons should find page titles/namespaces with colons in the same position.
May 18 2017, 2:19 PM · Discovery, CirrusSearch, Discovery-Search

May 1 2017

Thryduulf added a comment to T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text.

Well that news is a big disaapointment as the inability to quickly, easily, reliably and unambiguously change the destination the destination and/or description of a link is the biggest single impediment to Visual Editor.

May 1 2017, 12:41 AM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Thryduulf added a comment to T51969: OOjs UI: Dialogs should be repositionable/draggable.

When editing in VE I sometimes have to load a duplicate copy of the page in a new tab so that I can see what I'm doing.

May 1 2017, 12:33 AM · Epic, OOjs-UI

Nov 2 2016

Elitre awarded T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text a Love token.
Nov 2 2016, 1:45 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Sep 13 2016

Krinkle awarded T54448: Transclusion dialog should not suggest documentation sub pages as templates a Orange Medal token.
Sep 13 2016, 2:03 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Aug 18 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T143260: Search Results: turn off 'did you mean' suggestion on Wikidata.

I've appended "on Wikidata" to the title of this task to make it easier to find in searches, and also to make it clear that it is only proposed to turn it off on the one project not generally.

Aug 18 2016, 12:39 AM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-30_(1.28.0-wmf.17)), Patch-For-Review, Wikidata, Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery
Thryduulf renamed T143260: Search Results: turn off 'did you mean' suggestion on Wikidata from Search Results: turn off 'did you mean' suggestion to Search Results: turn off 'did you mean' suggestion on Wikidata.
Aug 18 2016, 12:38 AM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-30_(1.28.0-wmf.17)), Patch-For-Review, Wikidata, Discovery-Search (Current work), Discovery

Jul 21 2016

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T56533: Echo should provide notifications when a redirect is converted into a non-redirect.
Jul 21 2016, 1:34 AM · Collaboration-Team-Triage, Easy, Notifications

Jul 16 2016

Nemo_bis awarded T26288: Allow unwatching of individual LiquidThreads threads on a watched talk page a Doubloon token.
Jul 16 2016, 8:02 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-LiquidThreads

Jul 7 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T139583: [Story] "citation needed" for Wikidata.

If this feature is added, removing an item that has been flagged as needing a citation should generate an edit summary that notes a citation was requested.

Jul 7 2016, 8:18 PM · Story, Wikidata

Jul 6 2016

Thryduulf created T139450: Special:Notifications page wider than window when "Recent activity" box is present.
Jul 6 2016, 11:45 AM · Notifications

May 19 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T135667: Please put templates on separate lines (when it won't break things) and don't (when it will).

Please could you link to the relevant task where this was fixed and/or the relevant TemplateData documentation to help people if this happens again.

May 19 2016, 6:38 PM · User-notice, User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, TemplateData, Parsoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Apr 26 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T105623: [Task] Investigate quantification of quantity precision (+/- 1 or +/- 0.5).

https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q5089194&type=revision&diff=325544717&oldid=314121367
This is another example of how assuming a precision is incorrect - the value given in the source is 135,000,000 gallons without specifying the level of precision. It is very unlikely to be either ±0 or ±1 gallon (although not impossible) however how many significant figures are there? - anywhere from 3 to 9 is possible and, without further investigation, unknowable.

Apr 26 2016, 2:16 PM · Wikidata-Sprint-2016-04-26, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-03-01, DataValues, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Apr 13 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text.

It's now approaching two months since this was declined without adequate explanation and reopened pending that explanation. Please can we now have the reasoning (or a pointer to it) that led to the decline - this remains the biggest single hindrance to simple, intuitive use in my experience.

Apr 13 2016, 2:06 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Feb 25 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text.

Thinking more about it, that you have had to have discussions about it in "dozens of places" (none of which are linked so we can verify this) suggests that actually there is a very strong desire for a two-box solution.

Feb 25 2016, 4:41 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Thryduulf added a comment to T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text.

I'd like to third this question.
In informal discussions of VE this is one of the most frequent issues brought up. Indeed I'm astounded that anyone could be "happy" at this decision.

Feb 25 2016, 4:24 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Feb 24 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T97566: Provide another way to surface usage instructions besides tacking them onto descriptions.

There is currently a property proposal for "Wikidata usage instructions" that is relevant to this task.

Feb 24 2016, 6:48 PM · User-Daniel, Mobile-Apps, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Feb 19 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T127406: RTL text embedded in LTR reference displayed out of order in Android app.

A small amount of further testing shows this isn't limited to Arabic as I get the same issue with Hebrew text in reference 18 (the second in the "History" section) at the Hebrew Language en.wp article on the Android app (same device as above, and on my girlfriend's different Samsung Android).

Feb 19 2016, 10:15 AM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, I18n
Thryduulf created T127406: RTL text embedded in LTR reference displayed out of order in Android app.
Feb 19 2016, 1:00 AM · Android-app-Bugs, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, I18n

Feb 17 2016

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T120452: Allow structured datasets on a central repository (CSV, TSV, JSON, GeoJSON, XML, ...).
Feb 17 2016, 8:20 PM · Commons-Datasets, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), Crosswiki, Analytics, Multimedia, Commons, Wikidata, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Feb 16 2016

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T2418: Easier and better alignment within Wiki Tables.
Feb 16 2016, 4:07 PM · MediaWiki-Parser
Thryduulf updated subscribers of T103276: Provide a way to justify the contents of a table cell.
Feb 16 2016, 4:07 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Thryduulf updated subscribers of T99890: Make it possible to edit a table cell's data-sort-value attribute, and data-sort-type for table header cells (for columns).
Feb 16 2016, 4:06 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables
Thryduulf updated subscribers of T54180: Be able to set table cell background (and other formatting options).
Feb 16 2016, 4:06 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T4194: Special handling for Tables and Charts.

Re-reading this bug, it does seem that events have overtaken it.

Feb 16 2016, 4:05 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing

Feb 14 2016

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T57755: allow time values more precise than day.
Feb 14 2016, 12:33 AM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Feb 8 2016

MartinK awarded T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text a Like token.
Feb 8 2016, 7:04 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Cirdan awarded T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text a Like token.
Feb 8 2016, 6:42 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Cirdan awarded T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text a The World Burns token.
Feb 8 2016, 6:42 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Feb 6 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T75908: Avoid lost link for deleting pages which is later restored.

I think one possible way of doing this would be to store in the local wiki page metadata the associated Wikidata ID. The existence of this could be used as a trigger to display the dialog suggested by Magioladitis above.

Feb 6 2016, 4:34 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient
Thryduulf updated subscribers of T109437: [RFC] Get to article placeholder from red link/404 article.
Feb 6 2016, 12:35 AM · RfC, ArticlePlaceholder, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata
Thryduulf updated subscribers of T75908: Avoid lost link for deleting pages which is later restored.
Feb 6 2016, 12:30 AM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient

Jan 29 2016

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T125145: Be able to move a cell/cell selection/row/column by dragging.
Jan 29 2016, 12:46 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables

Jan 27 2016

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T124812: add icinga and watchmouse https checks for content on commons. or other wikimedia.org sites.
Jan 27 2016, 2:27 AM · Incident-20160126-WikimediaDomainRedirection, monitoring, Operations

Jan 15 2016

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T92432: Come up with a better way to auto-label references.
Jan 15 2016, 8:44 PM · Cite, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor
Thryduulf updated subscribers of T123778: When Converting a bare URL, just alter the contents, don't replace the reference.
Jan 15 2016, 8:39 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

Jan 7 2016

Thryduulf added a comment to T122810: Link to template's documentation when inserting template using Visual Editor.

This appears to be a duplicate of T51772 but I'm not sure how to mark it as such in Phabricator.

Jan 7 2016, 1:46 PM · VisualEditor

Dec 17 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T121613: Provide some form of image filter to not show 'unexpected' images in image search unless the user opts-in.

One way around this /might/ be to search not on image title but on image description in the local language. i.e. for users on pt.wp display only images that have "testes" in the Portuguese description field. for users on e.g. ca.wp display only images that have "testes" in the Catalan description, etc. Obviously this requires there to be a pt, etc. description for useful files ( and there are fewer of these an en descirptions) and wont resolve issues of homographs or vandalism but it should (I think) otherwise resolve the issue reported here (and might even encourage more local language descriptions on Commons, which would be a nice side effect). This should be the only search done for automatic searches.

Dec 17 2015, 11:25 AM · Community-consensus-needed, Epic, I18n, VisualEditor

Dec 3 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T120170: Paid editing (COI) detection model.

I'm very unclear what this is intending to achieve?
Is it intended to find socks of Orangemoody specifically? If so why - is there evidence that it is necessary?
Is it to find socks of any known paid editor? If so why restrict it to paid editors? Why not socks of any prolific sockpuppeter?
Is it to detect paid editing generally? If so, how do you propose to distinguish legitimate (i.e. disclosed) paid editors from those who are not disclosing their paid status, particularly as disclosure can be made on the userpage, edit summary or article talk page and there is no standard wording? How and why do you propose to distinguish between paid editors and non-paid editors who make similar edits (e.g. fans/enthusiasts of a subject)?

Dec 3 2015, 11:20 AM · Research Ideas, artificial-intelligence, Scoring-platform-team

Nov 5 2015

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T117457: Do not apply rounding when formatting Quantities (unless unit conversion was applied).
Nov 5 2015, 11:39 PM · Wikidata-Sprint-2016-07-05, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-04-26, Wikidata-Sprint-2015-12-01, Wikidata-Sprint-2015-11-03, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Oct 31 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T95425: [Bug] Quantity formatter rounding causes significant data loss.

As far as I know, this is resolved for the editing use case. Rounding still applies for HTML output. I think this should be either reworded or closed.

Oct 31 2015, 8:12 PM · Wikidata-Sprint-2016-04-26, Wikidata-Sprint-2015-11-17, Wikidata-Sprint-2015-11-03, DataValues, Wikidata
Thryduulf added a comment to T95425: [Bug] Quantity formatter rounding causes significant data loss.

This is still causing incorrect data to be displayed.
I've entered a value of 350±150 because the source gives a range of 200-500. However this is displayed as 400±200 which gives a range of 200-600 which is incorrect and misleading.

Oct 31 2015, 8:10 PM · Wikidata-Sprint-2016-04-26, Wikidata-Sprint-2015-11-17, Wikidata-Sprint-2015-11-03, DataValues, Wikidata

Oct 13 2015

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T115269: [Story] When a Quantity is entered with no uncertainty/bounds given, do not guess uncertainty/bounds until needed..
Oct 13 2015, 4:20 AM · Wikidata-Sprint-2016-08-30, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-08-16, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-08-02, DataValues, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-07-19, Story, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-04-26, Wikibase-DataModel, Wikidata

Oct 8 2015

Trizek-WMF awarded T55973: VisualEditor: Link input widget should have separate inputs for target and display text a Like token.
Oct 8 2015, 1:36 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Oct 7 2015

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T114873: Exclude Wikimedia private wikis from the global title blacklist [[m:title blacklist]].
Oct 7 2015, 11:16 AM · Stewards-and-global-tools, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 21 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T105623: [Task] Investigate quantification of quantity precision (+/- 1 or +/- 0.5).

Speaking as someone who typical updates entries that are not scientific in nature, defaulting to any level of precision other than ±0 is incorrect and infuriating. When I enter a numerical value for something I want the displayed and stored data to match the input I give exactly. e.g. when I say the number of trains on a particular funicular railway is 2, assuming I mean 2±1 is incorrect. When I input the length of the Sheffield Supertram system as 29km, assuming I mean 29±1km is incorrect - I assume it's actually 29±0.5km but the source does not say. When I enter the width for 2134mm track gauge as 7ft, assuming I mean 7±1 ft is incorrect - the gauge is defined as a nominal 7ft exactly, with different actual spacing and different tolerances in specific applications.

Sep 21 2015, 9:39 PM · Wikidata-Sprint-2016-04-26, Wikidata-Sprint-2016-03-01, DataValues, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 24 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T106885: Regression: Cannot add parameters (fields) to templates (or see additional fields to add) in VisualEditor.

To clarify this is happening with all templates, and on both en.wp and de.wp (I've not tested other projects)

Jul 24 2015, 7:48 PM · VisualEditor-ContentEditable, VisualEditor
Thryduulf created T106885: Regression: Cannot add parameters (fields) to templates (or see additional fields to add) in VisualEditor.
Jul 24 2015, 7:41 PM · VisualEditor-ContentEditable, VisualEditor

Jul 17 2015

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T105932: Tool to generate bingo grids to be used for Wikimedia events keynotes and presentations.
Jul 17 2015, 6:44 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2015

Jul 9 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T105415: Visual editor (link inspector) prepending "/wiki/" to displayed text of internal links when created without text selected.

I've managed to reproduce it (without saving) in the main namespace at it.wikipedia as well

Jul 9 2015, 10:46 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor
Thryduulf created T105415: Visual editor (link inspector) prepending "/wiki/" to displayed text of internal links when created without text selected.
Jul 9 2015, 10:43 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor

Jul 1 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T104185: Right-clicking on the reference inspector offers to search Google for "☢".

I'm also seeing it when right-clicking on a template, using Firefox 38. I can't reproduce in Chromium Version 43.0.2357.81 Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)

Jul 1 2015, 9:12 PM · WMF-deploy-2015-06-30_(1.26wmf12), VisualEditor 2014/15 Q4 blockers, Browser-Support-Firefox, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References

Jun 25 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T52855: VisualEditor: Transclusions editor should support parser functions and variables.

If Parsoid doesn't automatically tell VE whether something is a template or not, could it not be done by looking at the format of the string (e.g. {{# is never a template) or comparing it to a list of parser functions?

Jun 25 2015, 7:22 PM · Epic, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Thryduulf updated subscribers of T52855: VisualEditor: Transclusions editor should support parser functions and variables.
Jun 25 2015, 7:16 PM · Epic, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Jun 23 2015

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T103286: Content of templates, syntaxhighlight, etc. blocks not found by VisualEditor's Search.
Jun 23 2015, 9:47 AM · Epic, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor

Jun 3 2015

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T101212: Unable to remove bold and italic formatting from pastes of external sources.
Jun 3 2015, 7:12 AM · VisualEditor-ContentEditable, VisualEditor

Jun 2 2015

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T97566: Provide another way to surface usage instructions besides tacking them onto descriptions.
Jun 2 2015, 3:53 PM · User-Daniel, Mobile-Apps, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Mar 26 2015

Thryduulf created T94107: {{hat}} and similar templates on Wikipedia are invisible to mobile web view..
Mar 26 2015, 10:12 PM · Mobile, Readers-Community-Engagement, Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues

Mar 25 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T93908: Please add a tooltip that tells users to double-click if they want to edit table cells.

I don't know whether it is normal or not in other editors, but it is distinctly non-intuitive in the context of editing wikis. I'm a very experienced editor and have a higher degree of computer literacy than many users, and it took me a few minutes to work out that I needed to double click to edit the contents of a table cell.

Mar 25 2015, 9:44 PM · VisualEditor 2014/15 Q3 blockers, WMF-deploy-2015-04-01_(1.25wmf24), VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Mar 5 2015

Thryduulf added a comment to T53758: Visual editor: issues with removing leading space pre blocks.
  • When the pre-formatted block follows a mutli-line template, that template is deleted and the contents of the pre-formatted block becomes normal text on the line above where the template as, appended to any text that was already there.

When exactly is "that template deleted"? Already by loading the page in VisualEditor? If so I fail to reproduce...

Mar 5 2015, 10:09 AM · VisualEditor pre-2015 work, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-ContentEditable
Thryduulf added a comment to T54639: VisualEditor: Bulleted bullets and bulleted headers produced; can't save.

I don't recall this error, and I too can't reproduce anything now using Firefox 30. Given that it's been ~18 months since the report, it's likely this has been fixed by some other update in the meanwhile.

Mar 5 2015, 10:03 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-ContentEditable

Dec 13 2014

He7d3r awarded T26288: Allow unwatching of individual LiquidThreads threads on a watched talk page a Like token.
Dec 13 2014, 11:45 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-LiquidThreads

Dec 12 2014

Nemo_bis awarded T26288: Allow unwatching of individual LiquidThreads threads on a watched talk page a Like token.
Dec 12 2014, 8:28 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-LiquidThreads

Dec 10 2014

Thryduulf updated subscribers of T78092: Bulk action for revision delete on user contributions.
Dec 10 2014, 1:42 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Revision-deletion