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Varnent (Gregory Varnum)
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As of December 2015, I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications Department in the role of Communications Strategist.

I previously worked as a Wikimedia Foundation contractor on the Access Policy project.

My Wikimedia Foundation account is [[User:GVarnum-WMF]] and my volunteer account is [[User:Varnent]].

Recent Activity

Sat, Aug 17

Varnent renamed T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect from Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs to Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.
Sat, Aug 17, 12:39 AM · serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal
Varnent added projects to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect: Operations, serviceops.
Sat, Aug 17, 12:39 AM · serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal

Wed, Aug 7

Varnent updated subscribers of T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website.

Yes - to be fair - immediate outcome is not the expectation, more immediate action on our part. The idea originated with @Bawolff who may have some additional thoughts.

Wed, Aug 7, 11:25 PM · Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations, Security
Varnent updated the task description for T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website.
Wed, Aug 7, 10:02 PM · Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations, Security
Varnent updated the task description for T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website.
Wed, Aug 7, 10:00 PM · Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations, Security
Varnent triaged T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website as Normal priority.
Wed, Aug 7, 9:59 PM · Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations, Security
Varnent created T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website.
Wed, Aug 7, 9:59 PM · Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations, Security

Fri, Aug 2

Varnent added a comment to T229624: Remove Facebook surveillance network buttons from Wikimedia blog.

I see a Facebook icon with a share link which - as explained by others - does not share data about site visitors until people click the link and share on their Facebook profile. I do not see a Facebook button that does what you are describing nor can I find any code which would allow for one to be displayed.

Fri, Aug 2, 12:32 AM · wikimediafoundation.org, Privacy

Fri, Jul 26

Varnent added a comment to T201041: wikimediafoundation.org main page requires first world bandwidth and data plan.

For comparison sake, here are some other sites within the movement:

Fri, Jul 26, 8:57 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T201041: wikimediafoundation.org main page requires first world bandwidth and data plan.

We have made some adjustments and reduced the load to for the homepage to 1,227 KB and 723 KB to 178 KB for subpages.

Fri, Jul 26, 8:44 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T227661: W3C validation finds ~20 errors, ~10 warnings as Resolved.

This has been reduced to six warnings which stem from scripts outside of the codebase. I am therefore closing this ticket, but please reopen if you discover other areas or find solutions to the remaining warnings. Thank you!

Fri, Jul 26, 8:05 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 25 2019

Varnent moved T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb from Incoming to Radar on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 25 2019, 8:41 AM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics

Jul 22 2019

Varnent added a comment to T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.

Would @Heather be able to do so as our department executive?

Jul 22 2019, 8:26 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics
Varnent added a comment to T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.

@Nuria - the NDA was a part of her onboarding - so she should be all set. :)

Jul 22 2019, 4:51 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics

Jul 19 2019

Varnent added a comment to T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.

@Nuria - Deb does not seem to have access to the piwik login, after she enters her LDAP she gets an error that she does not have access to the site and does not get the second login prompt. Any ideas?

Jul 19 2019, 7:01 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics
Varnent added a comment to T227872: wikimediafoundation.org does not offer other languages without JavaScript and lacks of a11y.

I have tested the proposed solution, but without success. We are looking into this.

Jul 19 2019, 6:54 PM · Accessibility, wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 17 2019

Varnent moved T227872: wikimediafoundation.org does not offer other languages without JavaScript and lacks of a11y from Incoming to Working on on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 17 2019, 10:21 PM · Accessibility, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T227895: Content in foreign languages is not marked up in several places as Resolved.

I believe this issue has been addressed with our latest patch. I am closing this ticket, but if there are places I missed, please reopen and let me know. Thank you!

Jul 17 2019, 9:00 PM · I18n, wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 16 2019

Varnent moved T227895: Content in foreign languages is not marked up in several places from Incoming to Working on on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 16 2019, 7:45 PM · I18n, wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 12 2019

Varnent closed T203515: Licenses no longer linked as Resolved.

Thank you for pointing this out. We have submitted a patch to resolve this issue - which has already gone live. I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 12 2019, 10:32 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 11 2019

Varnent moved T201636: The staff page does not show teams/sub-teams anymore which makes it considerably less useful from Requests to Radar on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 11 2019, 11:48 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent moved T227802: Bad display of the wikimediafoundation.org header on mobile devices from Incoming to Requests on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 11 2019, 11:47 PM · Design, Mobile, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent moved T227661: W3C validation finds ~20 errors, ~10 warnings from Incoming to Working on on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 11 2019, 11:47 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent moved T200754: Redirects for new Wikimedia Foundation website from Working on to Maintenance on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 11 2019, 11:47 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Communications
Varnent moved T188774: Launch of new Wikimedia Foundation website (Tracking task) from Working on to Maintenance on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 11 2019, 11:47 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Communications
Varnent moved T202188: Re-evaluate listing of email addresses on wikimediafoundation.org staff profiles from Working on to Requests on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 11 2019, 11:46 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent moved T203515: Licenses no longer linked from Requests to Working on on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 11 2019, 11:46 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T200742: partial German translation shows up in English text on wikimediafoundation.org as Resolved.

We appreciate all of the feedback which helped us arrive at our latest design. As others have noted, the primary issue raised in this ticket appears to be resolved. I am therefore closing this ticket. If there are other issues, please note them in new or other related tickets.

Jul 11 2019, 11:44 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T205485: Menu does not load properly on mobile view when viewing a staff profile page as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:43 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201022: Third party resources loaded by wikimediafoundation.org as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:43 PM · Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201422: Wikimedia Foundation website includes Wordpress tracking pixel, a subtask of T201022: Third party resources loaded by wikimediafoundation.org, as Resolved.
Jul 11 2019, 11:43 PM · Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201422: Wikimedia Foundation website includes Wordpress tracking pixel as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:43 PM · Privacy, Fundraising-Backlog, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201026: Regression: colours not accessible (not conforming to WCAG 2 AA), a subtask of T201682: Accessibility issues of new Wikimedia Foundation website (failing WCAG conformance) (tracking), as Resolved.
Jul 11 2019, 11:43 PM · Goal, Accessibility, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201026: Regression: colours not accessible (not conforming to WCAG 2 AA) as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:42 PM · Accessibility, Regression, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201682: Accessibility issues of new Wikimedia Foundation website (failing WCAG conformance) (tracking) as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:42 PM · Goal, Accessibility, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T203513: Javascript "soft scroll" on staff listing page is slow / choppy as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:42 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T200967: Blurry images on new staff page as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:41 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201040: Regression: no-JavaScript users receive no meaningful content above the fold as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:41 PM · Regression, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201182: Images with transparent backgrounds are invisible as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:41 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201023: Language selector overlaps with other elements as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:41 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T201034: Colours on wikimediafoundation.org present brand recognition and accessibility issues as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:41 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T220047: Can't read the rest of our news articles as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:40 PM · Design, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T213310: Article image overlapping header banner image in Firefox and Chrome on News page on Foundation site as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:40 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Communications
Varnent closed T209671: Website can be scrolled right slightly as Resolved.

Hello - I believe this ticket has been resolved with the updated design we released this week - which I invite you to checkout at: https://wikimediafoundation.org/
I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:40 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T203932: Old links to the donate page on wikimediafoundation.org get redirected weirdly as Resolved.

Closing this ticket as there have not been any more reported issues and no info available on source of link.

Jul 11 2019, 11:38 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T227636: wikimediafoundation.org: ltr/rtl not properly handled in yellow box as Resolved.

Thank you for pointing this out. We have submitted a patch to resolve this issue - which has already gone live. I am closing this ticket, but please let me know if you notice any others we missed with this patch. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:38 PM · I18n, RTL, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent claimed T227661: W3C validation finds ~20 errors, ~10 warnings.

We are working on a patch now to make improvements.

Jul 11 2019, 11:37 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T227674: News author page heading shows raw HTML as Resolved.

Thank you for pointing this out. We have submitted a patch to resolve this issue - which has already gone live. I am closing the ticket, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:36 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T227675: "Recent posts" on profile does not show most recent post as Resolved.

Thank you for pointing this out. I am not exactly sure what caused this error as I could not replicate it on the development site. However, I have recreated your guest author entry and that seems to have solved the problem. I am closing the ticket as I could not find other instances and seems fairly contained, but please let me know if it is not resolved on your end. Thank you!

Jul 11 2019, 11:35 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 8 2019

Varnent added a comment to T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.

Awesome - thank you! Sorry for the confusion. :)

Jul 8 2019, 9:40 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics
Varnent added a comment to T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.

Okay - so basically anyone that registers on Wikitech and knows the account password for our analytics instance can get access - you do not need to add any permissions?

Jul 8 2019, 9:39 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics
Varnent added a comment to T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.

If it is their username, I suspect then that it is "Deb_Zierten" as they are User:Deb Zierten.

Jul 8 2019, 7:36 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics
Varnent added a comment to T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.

Is their LDAP the same as our Google Accounts username? I was told previously it was associated with Wikitech, but perhaps I am remembering wrong or was told wrong. :)

Jul 8 2019, 6:59 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics
Varnent created T227496: Access to WikimediaFoundation.org analytics for Deb.
Jul 8 2019, 4:33 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Analytics

Jul 7 2019

Varnent added a comment to T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down.

They were already notified and do not utilize Phabricator to track things like that.

@Varnent: If your team owns the website wikimediafoundation.org and does not use the Phabricator project tag wikimediafoundation.org to track / manage / plan things related to wikimediafoundation.org, then what is the purpose of the Phabricator project tag wikimediafoundation.org?

Jul 7 2019, 4:36 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down.

Okay - if anyone is aware of teams that should be alerted and were not - please let me know and I can tag them here in the future. Thanks! :)

Jul 7 2019, 2:53 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down.

So I know - who on Phabricator needs to know and should be tagged?

@Varnent - Probably members of your team / teams that may organise downtime in future

Jul 7 2019, 12:03 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down.

So I know - who on Phabricator needs to know and should be tagged?

Jul 7 2019, 12:01 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down.

Great - thank you!

Jul 7 2019, 9:28 AM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent closed T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down as Resolved.

To be honest, it has never occurred before, and is only being done for a few hours in low traffic time - so I do not really think we felt much public communication was necessary. In the past, when this site has gone down, it was a fairly internal ordeal and no public questions. It is similar to how we handle other strictly Foundation managed sites. Not out of any effort to keep things secret, I think more out of a desire not to bother people with seem like relatively minor (and in this case incredibly rare) incidents which do not interrupt any workflows for community members.

Jul 7 2019, 9:14 AM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down.

It is hosted externally (so timing tends to be more fluid) and managed by a small internal team - so documentation is handled differently. These are also incredibly rare (first time in 5+ years), so generally not much fanfare.

Jul 7 2019, 9:05 AM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T227400: Wikimediafoundation.org down.

This was indeed planned. It will return once VIP approves some changes that will include disabling maintenance mode.

Jul 7 2019, 9:00 AM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jul 2 2019

Varnent moved T222089: Allow URL shortening for wikimediafoundation.org domain from Incoming to Radar on the wikimediafoundation.org board.
Jul 2 2019, 7:30 AM · wikimediafoundation.org, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener
Varnent moved T223376: OCR WMF Form 990 from Backlog to Radar on the foundation.wikimedia.org board.
Jul 2 2019, 7:29 AM · foundation.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Jun 27 2019

Varnent added a comment to T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group.

@jbond - correct - that is the mailing list that we are referring to. :)

Jun 27 2019, 12:19 AM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Varnent added a comment to T201203: blog.wikimedia.org loads external scripts.

@Krinkle - I am not aware of anyone suggesting we should not do this and the method of how is already planned. I think it is more a question of when. My understanding is that when Technology archives the old blog, they will be removing those scripts.

Jun 27 2019, 12:18 AM · Privacy, WMF-Blog-Social-Team, Wikimedia-Blog

Jun 24 2019

Varnent added a comment to T226066: Redirects for 2018 Annual Report.

All set - thank you! Apologies for the short notice. :)

Jun 24 2019, 8:27 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, Annual-Report

Jun 18 2019

Varnent added members for Annual-Report: LTraer, ZMcCune.
Jun 18 2019, 11:19 PM
Varnent added a member for Annual-Report: Varnent.
Jun 18 2019, 11:18 PM
Varnent added a comment to T202188: Re-evaluate listing of email addresses on wikimediafoundation.org staff profiles.

@Aklapper - I am not aware of plans by Design to release the data. However, I should be clear that the type of data we are seeking would be on overall engagement with these pages, and not an email address specific question (sorry for not being clearer before). The data from discovery indicated access to this information was desirable, and indeed some people internally and externally specifically mentioned email addresses. What we are collecting info on now is how people use the site and seek information. As I mentioned, we will be looking more into these pages in the future - which will be a more involved undertaking and process than reviewing just the one method of contact. :)

Jun 18 2019, 9:53 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jun 13 2019

Varnent created T225766: Access for Nirzar to analytics for WikimediaFoundation.org.
Jun 13 2019, 11:02 PM · Analytics

Jun 10 2019

Varnent added a comment to T202188: Re-evaluate listing of email addresses on wikimediafoundation.org staff profiles.

@Aklapper - there are no changes planned at this time. In the distant future, we will review the overall setup for the staff listing page, and while that may impact parts of this, it will be more to deal with the growing size of the organization.

Jun 10 2019, 8:03 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

May 29 2019

Varnent changed the status of T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group from Stalled to Open.
May 29 2019, 11:56 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Varnent added a comment to T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group.

Sorry for delay - was working on finalizing signup process.

May 29 2019, 11:53 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations

May 15 2019

Varnent added a comment to T218363: Create form for Movement communications group signup.

Thank you @Jdforrester-WMF!!

May 15 2019, 9:28 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-ContactPage

May 3 2019

Varnent claimed T222467: Google still shows old logo for Wikimedia Foundation.
May 3 2019, 6:20 PM · WMF-Communications, SEO
Varnent added a comment to T222467: Google still shows old logo for Wikimedia Foundation.

I have submitted an additional request via their submit feedback tool. Will post here if I hear back.

May 3 2019, 6:20 PM · WMF-Communications, SEO
Varnent added a comment to T222467: Google still shows old logo for Wikimedia Foundation.

@Pcoombe @Dzahn - would love to get this fixed - but not sure how. I do not see a spot to set it in Search Console - and in there it shows the correct image. But if you have more info on how to do that - please let me know. I believe others have access to the Search Console for the Foundation site as well.

May 3 2019, 6:10 PM · WMF-Communications, SEO

May 1 2019

Varnent added a comment to T201203: blog.wikimedia.org loads external scripts.

@Aklapper - thank you and no worries! I have reached out to Legal and will let Technology know if there are any changes which may change the priority for this effort. Thank you for bringing it up - I think we all agree keeping the sites compliant is important. :)

May 1 2019, 10:02 PM · Privacy, WMF-Blog-Social-Team, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent added a comment to T201203: blog.wikimedia.org loads external scripts.

@Varnent: See Krinkle's previous comment. While the section of the part that you quoted mentions third parties, it does not mention IP address, user agent information, or geolocation information.

May 1 2019, 6:38 PM · Privacy, WMF-Blog-Social-Team, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent added a comment to T201203: blog.wikimedia.org loads external scripts.

@Aklapper - Can you elaborate on the title change? As far as I know, the policy you mention was specifically written by Legal for the old blog with consideration for the scripts mentioned in this ticket (from the policy: "We may also use some common technologies, including but not limited to: cookies, local storage, JavaScript, or tracking pixels, including some from third parties, to obtain information that could identify you."). The desire to remove them is more principle and consistency than policy.

May 1 2019, 6:11 PM · Privacy, WMF-Blog-Social-Team, Wikimedia-Blog

Apr 30 2019

Varnent lowered the priority of T201422: Wikimedia Foundation website includes Wordpress tracking pixel from High to Normal.

@Aklapper - same as on T201022: Third party resources loaded by wikimediafoundation.org. No reason to keep marked as high and can probably be closed.

Apr 30 2019, 10:44 PM · Privacy, Fundraising-Backlog, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent lowered the priority of T201022: Third party resources loaded by wikimediafoundation.org from High to Normal.

@Varnent: What exactly is "investigated further"? What's left to do in this task? Is this open task still high priority?

Apr 30 2019, 10:43 PM · Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T222089: Allow URL shortening for wikimediafoundation.org domain.

It's actually a little bit more complex. wikimediafoundation.org is not in WMF infrastructure and doesn't go through our varnish/LVS/other bits (don't get me started). It also used to load outside modules T201022: Third party resources loaded by wikimediafoundation.org so it's a little bit scary to allow this as the website might have reflective XSS vulnerabilities and abuses can got hidden through URL shortener. I leave the decision to CPT and Secuirty though.

Apr 30 2019, 5:37 AM · wikimediafoundation.org, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener

Apr 4 2019

Varnent added a comment to T220047: Can't read the rest of our news articles.

Thank you @kaldari for the feedback and @Aklapper for the quick answer. Clicking on the image will also take you to the article. I have passed this ticket along to the Design team - who is currently working on design revisions to the site - so they are aware as well.

Apr 4 2019, 2:41 AM · Design, wikimediafoundation.org

Mar 15 2019

Varnent updated the task description for T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group.
Mar 15 2019, 9:23 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Varnent added a comment to T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group.

Isn't the existing list private though? There is nothing in this request to suggest the new list would be non-public.

Mar 15 2019, 9:22 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations

Mar 14 2019

Varnent added a comment to T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group.

Actually, this will essentially be a replacement for the existing ComCom list. Perhaps for archive preservation it would be better to rename that list? Is that possible?

Mar 14 2019, 11:46 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Varnent triaged T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group as High priority.
Mar 14 2019, 10:28 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Varnent created T218367: Create MoveCom mailing list for Movement communications group.
Mar 14 2019, 10:28 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Operations
Varnent triaged T218363: Create form for Movement communications group signup as High priority.
Mar 14 2019, 10:24 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-ContactPage
Varnent added a project to T218363: Create form for Movement communications group signup: Wikimedia-Site-requests.
Mar 14 2019, 9:54 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-ContactPage
Varnent created T218363: Create form for Movement communications group signup.
Mar 14 2019, 9:53 PM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.24; 2019-04-02), Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-ContactPage

Feb 4 2019

Varnent triaged T215202: Error moving translated category on Meta-Wiki as High priority.
Feb 4 2019, 9:10 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), WMF-Documentation-Working-Group, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate
Varnent created T215202: Error moving translated category on Meta-Wiki.
Feb 4 2019, 9:10 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), WMF-Documentation-Working-Group, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Oct 31 2018

Varnent added a project to T208458: Update RSS whitelist for new wmfblog location: wikimediafoundation.org.
Oct 31 2018, 7:16 PM · User-Urbanecm, Patch-For-Review, Google-Code-in-2018, wikimediafoundation.org, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 26 2018

Varnent moved T207871: MWException on Special:PetitionData due to "selectSQLText called with incorrect parameters" from Backlog to Radar on the foundation.wikimedia.org board.
Oct 26 2018, 7:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Petition, foundation.wikimedia.org, Wikimedia-production-error
Varnent moved T208081: Undeploy Petition extension from Backlog to Transition to Governance Wiki on the foundation.wikimedia.org board.

I agree with this assessment. Thank you @Pcoombe! There may be other extensions enabled on foundation.wikimedia.org which are now no longer needed. I will make an effort to review them later, but invite others to do so as well. :)

Oct 26 2018, 7:10 PM · Technical-Debt, Wikimedia-Extension-setup, foundation.wikimedia.org, MediaWiki-extensions-Petition

Oct 24 2018

Varnent added a comment to T205584: Close internal.wikimedia.org.

No objections from Wikimedia Foundation Communications department to closure of Internal Wiki. :)

Oct 24 2018, 9:00 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Urbanecm, Wiki-Setup (Close)

Oct 23 2018

Varnent added a comment to T201639: Create group/project for "On-wiki documentation working group".

The project tag foundation.wikimedia.org exists. Would it make sense to create documentation as a subproject of foundation.wikimedia.org ?

Oct 23 2018, 9:14 PM · Project-Admins