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Varnent (Gregory Varnum)
Wikimedia Foundation staff: Communications Strategist

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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

Yesterday

Varnent added a comment to T246046: Problem with Matomo page overlay.

To repo the outcome, go to the list of pages, click on the page overlay option, and see if the overylays actually appear. The page itself loads, but the overlays do not appear.

Tue, Feb 25, 9:10 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics

Mon, Feb 24

Varnent created T246046: Problem with Matomo page overlay.
Mon, Feb 24, 9:46 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics

Fri, Feb 14

Varnent added a comment to T236446: Cloud Services shared IP (static NAT for external communications) often rate limited by YouTube for video downloads.

Hello all,

Fri, Feb 14, 1:21 AM · Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons

Thu, Feb 13

Varnent added a comment to T242184: Create a change tag for edits made using DiscussionTools.

The tags would likely be shorter if we had a name for the tool (and for the project). The lack of such a name is becoming increasingly inconvenient.

Thu, Feb 13, 12:41 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.21; 2020-02-25), Verified, OWC2020 (OWC2020 Replying 1.0), OWC2020 Replying 1.0, Editing-team (Q3 2019-2020 Kanban Board), Editing Design, DiscussionTools

Wed, Feb 5

Varnent updated subscribers of T244410: LDAP access to the wmf group for CherRaye Glenn (superset, turnilo, hue).
Wed, Feb 5, 10:22 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics, Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests
Varnent moved T164665: Create a blog for West Bengal Wikimedians User Group from Backlog to Blocked on the Wikimedia-Blog board.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:25 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent archived Wikimedia-Blog-Content.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:14 AM
Varnent removed a project from T215349: [Blog] Write a blog post about Crosslingual section alignment and recommendations. : Wikimedia-Blog-Content.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:13 AM · Research-Backlog
Varnent removed a project from T185292: Press Release / statistics for recent milestone of CopyPatrol/plagiabot: Wikimedia-Blog-Content.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:13 AM · CopyPatrol
Varnent removed a project from T171073: Promote FLOSS libraries developed by the Foundation/movement: Wikimedia-Blog-Content.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:12 AM · Librarization
Varnent closed T170627: Wikicite-related posts as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:12 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T170165: Bashkortostan - ICU post as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:12 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T168552: Demographics: Who is in the world in 2030? as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:11 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T168553: Future of the commons: What are threats–and what are hopes–for the free flow of knowledge? as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:11 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T168568: Platforms and content: How will people’s media consumption change, who will be producing that media, and how will they do it? as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:11 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent removed a project from T168544: Improving time-to-logo performance with preload links: Wikimedia-Blog-Content.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:11 AM
Varnent closed T168547: Develop email about blog to send to new hires as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:10 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T169533: Summarizing strategy brown bags as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:10 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T168641: How do we proactively discover ideas that would make good blog posts? as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:10 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T168658: Foundation Roundup? as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:09 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T168732: Experimental Banners Discussion as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:09 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T170942: Conference grants - can we request blog posts about upcoming conferences? as Declined.

We are no longer accepting submissions for the Wikimedia Blog via Phabricator. Please visit the blog's Meta-Wiki page for more information on submitting a post.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:09 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T73261: Enable IPv6 on (tech)blog.wikimedia.org as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:07 AM · IPv6, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog, a subtask of T34101: High-density display issues (HiDPI) (tracking), as Declined.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:06 AM · Tracking-Neverending, MediaWiki-General
Varnent closed T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog, a subtask of T144254: Update instances of Wikimedia Foundation logo, as Declined.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:06 AM · WMF-Communications, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Varnent closed T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog, a subtask of T178318: Updates to Wikimedia Foundation mark (Tracking task), as Declined.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:06 AM · WMF-Communications
Varnent closed T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:06 AM · Wikimedia-Blog, WMF-Communications
Varnent closed T86604: Provide comment notifications for bylined authors as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:06 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T104726: blog rss feed links to HTTP (cleartext) blog posts even when feed fetched over HTTPS, a subtask of T104728: make blog links from wmfwiki front page use HTTPS links, as Declined.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:05 AM · Operations, Traffic, HTTPS, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T104726: blog rss feed links to HTTP (cleartext) blog posts even when feed fetched over HTTPS as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:05 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T131076: Automatic summary is truncated, duplicated, sometimes irrelevant as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:05 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T139816: Wikimedia Blog' search fails to retrieve some articles (some of the "Wikipedia Zero" articles in particular) as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:05 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T150132: Wikimedia blog descriptions in tech blog RSS feed for some posts are bad as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:05 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T162856: blog.wikimedia.org should not show WordPress.com toolbar for regular visitors as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:04 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T163968: Wikimedia blog theme should align to Wikimedia Foundation's coding principles as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:04 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T165511: Change automatic shortlink in blog theme as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:03 AM · Traffic, Operations, HTTPS, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T166455: Excerpt field contents are missing from emailed posts as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:03 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T167846: At certain widths the blog post right column overlaps the center column as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:03 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T167848: At very wide and narrow widths the top banner image presentation gets a bit funky as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:02 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T166752: Add OpenGraph tags to blog, a subtask of T142243: [EPIC] Add open graph meta tags, as Declined.
Wed, Feb 5, 2:02 AM · Epic, MediaWiki-General
Varnent closed T166752: Add OpenGraph tags to blog as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:02 AM · User-Ladsgroup, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T168078: As a reader of the blog, I would like to see related links on posts. as Declined.

This site has been closed and is no longer being actively developed.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:01 AM · Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent closed T178397: Outdated Plugins in Wikimedia Blog theme (wikimedia-v2) as Invalid.

This site has been closed and is no longer being maintained.

Wed, Feb 5, 2:01 AM · Security, Wikimedia-Blog
Varnent added a comment to T201203: blog.wikimedia.org loads external scripts.

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.

Assuming "when Technology archives the old blog" refers to T193912, that task has no WMF Engineering teams tagged or assigned, and only WMF Communication teams on it. Does not seem really obvious where the expectation comes from that "Technology" (not sure what that means) will archive the old blog. Just saying...

Wed, Feb 5, 1:54 AM · Privacy, WMF-Blog-Social-Team, Wikimedia-Blog

Tue, Feb 4

Varnent closed T173425: Internet Archive Bot as Declined.

Blog no longer accepting content via Phabricator.

Tue, Feb 4, 10:52 PM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent closed T173428: Combine old and more recent blog documentation as Declined.

Blog no longer accepting content via Phabricator.

Tue, Feb 4, 10:51 PM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent set the color for Wikimedia-Blog to Grey.
Tue, Feb 4, 10:46 PM
Varnent set the color for Wikimedia-Blog-Content to Grey.
Tue, Feb 4, 10:45 PM
Varnent added a comment to T178397: Outdated Plugins in Wikimedia Blog theme (wikimedia-v2).

It looks like there have been upgrades made. However, this site is now inactive and no longer being actively maintained, so there are likely new ones since this ticket was created. Right now, we are just waiting for Technology to get around to archiving this site (T193912).

Tue, Feb 4, 10:23 PM · Security, Wikimedia-Blog

Nov 27 2019

Varnent added a comment to T239063: https://annual.wikimedia.org/2014/ loads javascript from toolforge [possible privacy policy violation].

@Varnent - they're static as of the patch merge and deploy, so whatever they were around 21:00 UTC or 13:00 PST. Per previous discussion, we assumed that would be ok.

Nov 27 2019, 4:05 PM · Security, Security Readiness Reviews, Privacy Engineering, Privacy

Nov 26 2019

Varnent added a comment to T239063: https://annual.wikimedia.org/2014/ loads javascript from toolforge [possible privacy policy violation].

@sbassett - great, thank you! Are the numbers now on display on that page still up-to-date or are they showing a number from a specific date?

Nov 26 2019, 11:11 PM · Security, Security Readiness Reviews, Privacy Engineering, Privacy
Varnent added a comment to T239063: https://annual.wikimedia.org/2014/ loads javascript from toolforge [possible privacy policy violation].

Thanks, @Varnent. Do you per chance know who has access to manage the content of annual.wikimedia.org?

Nov 26 2019, 5:18 PM · Security, Security Readiness Reviews, Privacy Engineering, Privacy

Nov 25 2019

Varnent added a comment to T239063: https://annual.wikimedia.org/2014/ loads javascript from toolforge [possible privacy policy violation].

I would suggest just modifying the 2014 report to have the current value of the script. Sure it might break the edit counter, but its from 2014, does anyone really care?

Nov 25 2019, 5:12 PM · Security, Security Readiness Reviews, Privacy Engineering, Privacy

Oct 22 2019

Varnent added a comment to T236209: WikimediaFoundation.org analytics access for CherRaye Glenn.

Is CherRaye Glenn a contractor? If so when does the contract expire?

Oct 22 2019, 9:06 PM · SRE-Access-Requests, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations, Analytics, LDAP-Access-Requests
Varnent added a comment to T235601: Compress and change image format on photos on wikimediafoundation.org.

Is there a script that can automate this or are you indicating this would have to be done on a per image basis every time? Right now, there are several hundred images on the blog and several hundreds more on staff profiles. Training people to keep them under certain dimensions has been hard enough, unless the site runs the imageoptim script for them, I am not very confident we could train everyone uploading images on how to effectively use this.

Oct 22 2019, 7:31 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T200754: Redirects for new Wikimedia Foundation website.

https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia links https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Frequently_asked_questions which is a 404. Is someone monitoring incoming 404? If not, it's necessary to instate redirects for everything left over.

Still is. Just got another complaint about a 404.

Oct 22 2019, 7:16 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Communications

Oct 10 2019

Varnent added a comment to T233883: disable WMFSF, keep archives.

That works - thank you @herron.

Oct 10 2019, 8:36 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Oct 8 2019

Varnent added a comment to T233883: disable WMFSF, keep archives.

@herron - just want to verify that the old list will forward to the new one in case people use the old SF address. New list is: sf-foundation-local@wikimedia.org

Oct 8 2019, 9:18 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Oct 2 2019

Varnent closed T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike as Resolved.

Campaign concluded and code has been removed from the site.

Oct 2 2019, 11:43 PM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org

Oct 1 2019

Varnent added a comment to T233883: disable WMFSF, keep archives.

It sounds like this is similar to the request for WMFall - basically maintain the previous archive and redirect the email to the new list. I think that has to be done on the DevOps side, but if adding some of us as list admins helps - let us know.

Oct 1 2019, 7:35 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 24 2019

Varnent closed T231387: Updating DNS records as Resolved.

Appears they got it working - thank you!! :)

Sep 24 2019, 8:13 PM · Mail, WMF-Communications, Operations
Varnent added a comment to T202177: WMF.org staff list is not easily discoverable.

As someone who frequently visits organization websites for a variety of purposes, I can testify that for at least some of your target audience, staff pages are important.

I also check the staff page of most non-profit websites I visit, and definitely before deciding whether to donate.

Sep 24 2019, 8:12 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T70982: Remove inappropriate X-Hacker HTTP header served on sites hosted by Automattic .

@Varnent -
I know this task is probably low-priority, but is there any update on blog.wikimedia.org and/or policy.wikimedia.org? Both still have the x-hacker: If you're reading this... header. Additionally, blog.wikimedia.org has an amusing but possibly inappropriate x-nananana: Batcache header and policy.wikimedia.org has x-powered-by: WordPress.com VIP <https://wpvip.com> and x-pingback: https://policy.wikimedia.org/xmlrpc.php headers, which provide some information disclosure and probably shouldn't be sent if they do not have to be.

Sep 24 2019, 8:08 PM · Security-Team, wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Blog
Volker_E awarded T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike a Like token.
Sep 24 2019, 7:04 PM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
cmadeo awarded T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike a Love token.
Sep 24 2019, 2:05 PM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org

Sep 20 2019

Varnent added a comment to T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike.

I don't see a reason why we should do this. After clicking the "I'm ready" button on wikimediafoundation.org and getting redirected to https://globalclimatestrike.net you get options which allow to stay updated.

Sep 20 2019, 6:06 PM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
kostajh awarded T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike a Like token.
Sep 20 2019, 8:24 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike.

As an additional check, is the included google analytics also intentional in light of T201022?
[I'm assuming it actually loads, I couldn't figure out how to disable DoNotTrack in my browser to test it]

I may actually have been mistaken about that, i just saw the url in the code, but i don't think it activates.
Edit: Looks like you responded well I was typing that. sorry for jumping the gun on that.

Sep 20 2019, 4:16 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike.

We have the setting set so Google Analytics is disabled. Working to confirm it is working accordingly.

Sep 20 2019, 4:11 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike.

Is it intentional that wikimediafoundation.org is loading resources from wikimediafoundation-org-preprod.go-vip.net ?

Sep 20 2019, 4:01 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent updated the task description for T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike.
Sep 20 2019, 3:30 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent triaged T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike as Medium priority.
Sep 20 2019, 3:26 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent updated the task description for T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike.
Sep 20 2019, 3:26 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent created T233386: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Global Climate Strike.
Sep 20 2019, 3:25 AM · Security, Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org

Sep 18 2019

Varnent added a comment to T231387: Updating DNS records .

From MuckRack:

Sep 18 2019, 8:01 PM · Mail, WMF-Communications, Operations

Sep 10 2019

Varnent added a comment to T232412: HTTPS-blog on blog.wikimedia.org is CRITICAL: SSL CRITICAL - failed to connect or SSL handshake:SSL connect attempt failed.

I am on vacation this week - but @EdErhart-WMF is on it. :)

Sep 10 2019, 6:07 AM · Wikimedia-Blog

Sep 6 2019

Varnent added a comment to T231387: Updating DNS records .

@mark - Thank you very much for that thoughtful and helpful reply!

Sep 6 2019, 6:31 PM · Mail, WMF-Communications, Operations

Sep 4 2019

Varnent added a comment to T231387: Updating DNS records .

@BBlack - any updates?

Sep 4 2019, 6:55 PM · Mail, WMF-Communications, Operations

Aug 30 2019

Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

Sorry - should have clarified. I meant if in theory down the road the wikimediafoundation.org site was moved to our servers - the setup you are describing would be easy to do? Just getting some context and verifying assumptions before going in to talk with Automattic. :)

Aug 30 2019, 4:46 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal
Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

On the broader meta-topics: Long-lived canonical URLs are important, and I think that transparency.wikimedia.org seems like a more-natural fit for that (and to continue printing and publishing it). IMHO, the ideal end-game here* would be to move transparency.wikimedia.org to Automattic hosting completely and have it serve the new content directly, as well as the historical parts, and have the blog's links link into it. The currently-outlined (interim?) setup sends confusing social and technical signals (e.g. to search engines) about which of https://transparency.wikimedia.org/ or https://wikimediafoundation.org/about/transparency/ is the canonical location of the content.

  • - (within the scope of what's already been decided and ignoring the known pain-points we've communicated before, re: how the privacy and transparency policies of our main sites, documented on these sites, are different from Automattic's privacy and transparency policies in hosting the content about our policies, etc...)
Aug 30 2019, 3:22 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal
Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

Awesome - thank you @BBlack - super helpful and I get now what you all need done. Apologies for the confusion on my part, I thought this was done via backend mapping that basically pointed the repo to a specific URL which could just be updated. I think I understand how what you are indicating is the setup.

Aug 30 2019, 1:37 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal
Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

Okay - so basically SRE will not setup the requested configuration until we figure out how to setup the script to output the old site into a subdirectory - correct?

Aug 30 2019, 1:14 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal
Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

I am confused by this statement. The content repo is explicitely setup this way so that people working on this site can merge content changes without having to contact SRE and when i look at the repo in Gerrit i see that you just merged something in it yourself. https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/q/project:wikimedia%252FTransparencyReport

Aug 30 2019, 12:44 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal
Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

All the changes you can see above, including your own, have been deployed to production servers automatically in the past.
The puppet code is:

16     git::clone { 'wikimedia/TransparencyReport':
17         ensure    => latest,

which means all that happens is that puppet pulls from the repo people have been using all this time. I don't see why that would be different now.

Aug 30 2019, 12:43 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal

Aug 29 2019

Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

One thing that you can already do is create https://transparency.wikimedia.org/historical/ since that is just inside the content repo that is under your control and is a requirement before we can add rewrite/redirect rules to it in the webserver config.

Aug 29 2019, 5:59 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal

Aug 28 2019

Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

@Varnent: For the redirects: just the main https://transparency.wikimedia.org/ URL? Or also the sub-pages like https://transparency.wikimedia.org/content.html ? I haven't yet looked at the content for the move to /historical/, but I assume it's relatively-simple.

Aug 28 2019, 4:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal

Aug 27 2019

Varnent added a project to T231387: Updating DNS records : WMF-Communications.
Aug 27 2019, 10:11 PM · Mail, WMF-Communications, Operations
Varnent added a member for WMF-Communications: AAlikhan.
Aug 27 2019, 9:21 PM
Varnent removed a member for WMF-Communications: MelodyKramer.
Aug 27 2019, 9:21 PM
Varnent added a comment to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect.

As I understand it - Legal would like the existing microsite located at transparency.wikimedia.org to be relocated to transparency.wikimedia.org/historical - and then for the top-level transparency.wikimedia.org domain to redirect to the report's new location at https://wikimediafoundation.org/about/transparency/

Aug 27 2019, 9:19 PM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal

Aug 17 2019

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.
Aug 17 2019, 12:39 AM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal
Varnent added projects to T230638: Move old transparency report pages to historical URLs and setup redirect: Operations, serviceops.
Aug 17 2019, 12:39 AM · Patch-For-Review, serviceops, Operations, WMF-Legal

Aug 7 2019

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.

Aug 7 2019, 11:25 PM · Security, Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations
Varnent updated the task description for T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website.
Aug 7 2019, 10:02 PM · Security, Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations
Varnent updated the task description for T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website.
Aug 7 2019, 10:00 PM · Security, Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations
Varnent triaged T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website as Medium priority.
Aug 7 2019, 9:59 PM · Security, Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations
Varnent created T230075: Setting up static maintenance page on Foundation servers for Foundation website.
Aug 7 2019, 9:59 PM · Security, Traffic, wikimediafoundation.org, Operations

Aug 2 2019

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.

Aug 2 2019, 12:32 AM · wikimediafoundation.org, Privacy

Jul 26 2019

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

For comparison sake (for observers less familiar with these numbers), here are some other sites within the movement:

Jul 26 2019, 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.

Jul 26 2019, 8:44 PM · wikimediafoundation.org