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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

Oct 28 2020

Varnent added a comment to T266598: Add Varnent to Wikimedia-NDA group.

Thank you @greg!

Oct 28 2020, 4:46 PM · User-greg, WMF-NDA-Requests

Oct 27 2020

Varnent created T266598: Add Varnent to Wikimedia-NDA group.
Oct 27 2020, 8:04 PM · User-greg, WMF-NDA-Requests

Oct 20 2020

Varnent added a comment to T261172: Much content is missing when editing a translatable page.

Thank you @Krinkle for getting this and T261181 documented! I think addressing these would be tremendously helpful for a lot of translation and documentation efforts by the Foundation, affiliates, and others on Meta-Wiki. I have heard from several folks that the lack of VE support for Translate makes them less likely to use it and nervous when editing pages that utilize Translate.

Oct 20 2020, 3:40 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Sep 15 2020

Varnent added a comment to T262838: Creating a new page on Wikitech using VE fails with a Parsoid/RESTBase error message.

Note: @Quiddity's temp workaround works if you either disable VE first or URL link around VE and use old editor command to create the page.

Sep 15 2020, 8:08 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), VisualEditor, wikitech.wikimedia.org, Parsoid
Varnent added a comment to T262838: Creating a new page on Wikitech using VE fails with a Parsoid/RESTBase error message.

I experienced this Friday on Meta-Wiki and again today on Office Wiki. It magically went away on Meta-Wiki, I thought it was originally related to at that time being on a high latency connection and solution was either passage of time or after switching tabs.

Sep 15 2020, 7:55 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Skipped QA, MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), Editing-team (FY2020-21 Kanban Board), VisualEditor, wikitech.wikimedia.org, Parsoid

Aug 19 2020

Varnent added a comment to T199812: Update wikimediafoundation.org to foundation.wikimedia.org across numerous repos.

Old domain is still found in 241 files across many repos.

Aug 19 2020, 2:44 PM · foundation.wikimedia.org, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), wikimediafoundation.org, MediaWiki-extensions-General, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Jul 17 2020

Varnent added a comment to T246506: Investigate a development/testing environment for #techblog.

Gotcha. Who are the other developers we are trying to avoid stepping on the toes of?

The point was (and is) that I do not know who may contribute to the code base. That's one of the advantages and challenges of an open source project.

Jul 17 2020, 9:08 PM · User-bd808, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Technical blog
Varnent added a comment to T246506: Investigate a development/testing environment for #techblog.

Out of curiosity, what do you see as the advantages for having duplicate testing environments?

Mostly faster code-test cycles and the ability to experiment without stepping on the toes of any other developers. It would also make working with community members on code changes easier if we can get to the point of attracting folks to help us.

Jul 17 2020, 8:44 PM · User-bd808, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Technical blog
Varnent added a comment to T258284: Verify WikimediaFoundation.org ownership for Facebook.

Thank you @CDanis!!

Jul 17 2020, 4:41 PM · Operations, Traffic, DNS
Varnent created T258284: Verify WikimediaFoundation.org ownership for Facebook.
Jul 17 2020, 4:17 PM · Operations, Traffic, DNS

Jul 15 2020

Varnent added a comment to T246506: Investigate a development/testing environment for #techblog.

Out of curiosity, what do you see as the advantages for having duplicate testing environments?

Jul 15 2020, 9:34 PM · User-bd808, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Technical blog

Jul 9 2020

Varnent added a comment to T257578: No preferences can be set on foundation.wikimedia.org because account creation is disallowed.

I figured not allowing account creation was a political decision, possibly as an order from the WMF. If it's just technical, enabling SUL is a better solution.

Jul 9 2020, 4:37 PM · foundation.wikimedia.org
Varnent updated subscribers of T257578: No preferences can be set on foundation.wikimedia.org because account creation is disallowed.

I know that @Jdforrester-WMF has looked into this a bit and knows more about the complexities ahead. :)

Jul 9 2020, 4:03 PM · foundation.wikimedia.org
Varnent added a comment to T257578: No preferences can be set on foundation.wikimedia.org because account creation is disallowed.

There is definitely an interest in modifying the configuration of Governance Wiki to allow folks to have accounts again, participate in talk pages with them, and also help with translation of content. I think achieving those things is basically a matter of getting some engineer time to do the complicated things necessary to do things like the SUL activation and effective engagement methods for translator and people with feedback or questions.

Jul 9 2020, 3:52 PM · foundation.wikimedia.org

Jun 25 2020

Varnent closed T255845: WikimediaFoundation.org message regarding Juneteenth 2020 as Resolved.

Banner ran and was disabled as scheduled. Closing this ticket.

Jun 25 2020, 9:03 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T255845: WikimediaFoundation.org message regarding Juneteenth 2020.

It seems the banner cannot be dismissed on mobile. There's no x button. Reloading and clicking on outer region does nothing too.

Jun 25 2020, 9:02 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jun 19 2020

Varnent created T255845: WikimediaFoundation.org message regarding Juneteenth 2020.
Jun 19 2020, 2:56 AM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jun 18 2020

Varnent added a comment to T254628: Security Readiness Review For Diff (diff.wikimedia.org).

@sbassett - @CKoerner_WMF would have more up to date info on that than me. :)

Jun 18 2020, 4:51 PM · Privacy Engineering, secscrum, Security, Security Readiness Reviews
Varnent added a comment to T254628: Security Readiness Review For Diff (diff.wikimedia.org).

Also, just as a quick note, the plan is to make a public copy of this repo available once it launches - as is done with Foundation website. We are also discussing making the private repos public, but that is lower down the discussion list at this exact moment. :)

Jun 18 2020, 3:52 PM · Privacy Engineering, secscrum, Security, Security Readiness Reviews
Varnent added a comment to T254628: Security Readiness Review For Diff (diff.wikimedia.org).

@Reedy, @sbassett, and @JFishback_WMF - you should now have access. :)

Jun 18 2020, 3:50 PM · Privacy Engineering, secscrum, Security, Security Readiness Reviews

Jun 10 2020

Varnent closed T254560: WikimediaFoundation.org message regarding Black Lives Matter as Resolved.

Banner went up on Friday and removed on Monday as planned. Closing this ticket.

Jun 10 2020, 9:16 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Jun 5 2020

Varnent created T254560: WikimediaFoundation.org message regarding Black Lives Matter.
Jun 5 2020, 9:50 AM · wikimediafoundation.org

May 8 2020

Varnent added a comment to T251931: Update DNS records for blog.wikimedia.org.

It appears we are all set - thank you, @colewhite!

May 8 2020, 4:55 PM · Diff-blog, Traffic, DNS, Operations

May 6 2020

Varnent added a comment to T251931: Update DNS records for blog.wikimedia.org.

Between 15:00 and 20:00 UTC works for me - I will verify with VIP.

May 6 2020, 4:46 PM · Diff-blog, Traffic, DNS, Operations
Varnent added a comment to T251931: Update DNS records for blog.wikimedia.org.

VIP is available between 9 AM and 8 PM UTC.

May 6 2020, 4:05 PM · Diff-blog, Traffic, DNS, Operations

May 5 2020

Varnent created T251931: Update DNS records for blog.wikimedia.org.
May 5 2020, 5:31 PM · Diff-blog, Traffic, DNS, Operations

Apr 23 2020

Varnent closed T250508: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Earth Day Live as Resolved.

Our planned involvement with this campaign has reached its conclusion with the end of Earth Day 2020 around the world. As such, I have removed the now inactive code from the Foundation's website and am closing this ticket at this time as I promised to when opening it. Thank you!

Apr 23 2020, 5:36 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Apr 22 2020

Varnent added a comment to T250508: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Earth Day Live.

Ah, I just used Inspect and located the X, outside the box and white-on-white!

Apr 22 2020, 4:59 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent added a comment to T250508: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Earth Day Live.

The full page banner is now live, but I don't see any way to close it - am I missing something obvious?

Apr 22 2020, 4:39 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Apr 17 2020

Varnent updated the task description for T250508: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Earth Day Live.
Apr 17 2020, 5:13 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Varnent created T250508: WikimediaFoundation.org participating in Earth Day Live.
Apr 17 2020, 5:06 PM · wikimediafoundation.org

Apr 16 2020

Varnent moved T250400: Unarchive mediawiki/extensions/WikiShare from Backlog to Alpha on the MediaWiki-extensions-WikiShare board.
Apr 16 2020, 3:55 PM · Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, MediaWiki-extensions-WikiShare, Projects-Cleanup
Varnent activated MediaWiki-extensions-WikiShare.
Apr 16 2020, 3:55 PM
Varnent added a project to T250400: Unarchive mediawiki/extensions/WikiShare: MediaWiki-extensions-WikiShare.
Apr 16 2020, 3:55 PM · Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, MediaWiki-extensions-WikiShare, Projects-Cleanup
Varnent updated subscribers of T250400: Unarchive mediawiki/extensions/WikiShare.

Once this is done, I have a patch to submit that has been tested and is working on a third-party production wiki running MW 1.34.1. Thank you!!

Apr 16 2020, 3:54 PM · Wikimedia-GitHub, Diffusion-Repository-Administrators, MediaWiki-extensions-WikiShare, Projects-Cleanup

Apr 7 2020

Varnent added a comment to T10738: Improve media (image) search display.

It would be great for now if we could set image size similar to how you can now set thumbnail size and such for articles. For me, the biggest problem with search on Commons is how small the images have become as screen resolutions have improved (well...and I have gotten older...).

Apr 7 2020, 2:09 AM · Discovery, MediaWiki-Search

Apr 2 2020

Dzahn awarded T245524: LDAP access to the wmf group for Lauren Dickinson a Love token.
Apr 2 2020, 7:29 PM · Operations, LDAP-Access-Requests

Apr 1 2020

Varnent added a comment to T222467: Google still shows old logo for Wikimedia Foundation.

@Nicholas_Perry - that is fantastic - thank you for that update! :)

Apr 1 2020, 8:31 PM · WMF-Communications, SEO

Mar 26 2020

Varnent added a comment to T246506: Investigate a development/testing environment for #techblog.

For what it is worth, our VIP setup has a built-in development environment for each site and a preproduction environment upon request (allowing for three instances - two in addition to production). Each instance is a different branch within the same private GitHub repository.

Mar 26 2020, 4:45 PM · User-bd808, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Technical blog

Mar 25 2020

Varnent added a comment to T243407: Import blog posts from old https://blog.wikimedia.org/category/technology/ into archive of the new Tech blog.

I am working on getting access to this site's main database dump. Basically, it is the only one of our VIP sites I did not yet have full access to as it has been inactive. I imagine a direct database dump is the easiest solution - but I can also look into getting you access if you prefer.

Mar 25 2020, 11:03 PM · Technical blog, Developer-Advocacy

Mar 6 2020

Varnent added a comment to T222467: Google still shows old logo for Wikimedia Foundation.

I have reported it via various Google dashboard systems connected to Foundation accounts (such as Search Console, etc.) since the logo was changed. In total, I have probably reported it to them in various places about a dozen times. I suspect we could ask the Partnerships team within Advancement to talk to our official contacts, but I admit being a little surprised their official methods do not work faster and that it has lingered this long.

Seems like a reasonable plan. I think this particular task is probably now resolved.

Mar 6 2020, 10:10 PM · WMF-Communications, SEO
Varnent added a comment to T246046: Problem with Matomo page overlay.

Let me know if there's any code we should be adding to the sites. This did work previously, but perhaps VIP has changed something on their end? I know they have been beefing up their security more lately.

Mar 6 2020, 10:06 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics

Mar 3 2020

Varnent added a comment to T222467: Google still shows old logo for Wikimedia Foundation.

I have reported it via various Google dashboard systems connected to Foundation accounts (such as Search Console, etc.) since the logo was changed. In total, I have probably reported it to them in various places about a dozen times. I suspect we could ask the Partnerships team within Advancement to talk to our official contacts, but I admit being a little surprised their official methods do not work faster and that it has lingered this long.

Mar 3 2020, 11:44 PM · WMF-Communications, SEO

Feb 27 2020

Varnent added a comment to T222089: Allow URL shortening for wikimediafoundation.org domain.

How can we go about getting this review done for the site?

I guess someone from Security-Team ?

Correct! @Varnent - You'd want to start out with the new Security-Team services request form. There is some basic, pre-populated information in the description field where you can describe what @Legoktm discusses in T222089#5383470. This will get the request into our queue so we can evaluate options with you and schedule any resultant work. Thanks.

Feb 27 2020, 10:13 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener

Feb 26 2020

Varnent added a comment to T222089: Allow URL shortening for wikimediafoundation.org domain.

Marking as stalled pending confirmation from someone(?) that someone has reviewed wikimediafoundation.org for:

  • reflective XSS
  • open redirects
  • dangerous URLs that perform actions upon GET requests
Feb 26 2020, 8:51 PM · wikimediafoundation.org, Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-extensions-UrlShortener

Feb 25 2020

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.

Feb 25 2020, 9:10 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics

Feb 24 2020

Varnent created T246046: Problem with Matomo page overlay.
Feb 24 2020, 9:46 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics

Feb 14 2020

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,

Feb 14 2020, 1:21 AM · Tool-spacemedia, Upstream, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-VPS, video2commons

Feb 13 2020

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.

Feb 13 2020, 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

Feb 5 2020

Varnent updated subscribers of T244410: LDAP access to the wmf group for CherRaye Glenn (superset, turnilo, hue).
Feb 5 2020, 10:22 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
Varnent moved T164665: Create a blog for West Bengal Wikimedians User Group from Backlog to Blocked on the Diff-blog board.
Feb 5 2020, 2:25 AM · Diff-blog
Varnent archived Wikimedia-Blog-Content.
Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:11 AM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent removed a project from T168544: Improving time-to-logo performance with preload links: Wikimedia-Blog-Content.
Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:07 AM · IPv6, Diff-blog
Varnent closed T164786: Update mark on Wikimedia Blog, a subtask of T34101: High-density display issues (HiDPI) (tracking), as Declined.
Feb 5 2020, 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.
Feb 5 2020, 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.
Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:06 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:06 AM · Diff-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.
Feb 5 2020, 2:05 AM · Operations, Traffic, HTTPS, Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:05 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:05 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:05 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:05 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:04 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:04 AM · Diff-blog
Varnent closed T165511: Change automatic shortlink in blog theme as Declined.

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

Feb 5 2020, 2:03 AM · Traffic, Operations, HTTPS, Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:03 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:03 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:02 AM · Diff-blog
Varnent closed T166752: Add OpenGraph tags to blog, a subtask of T142243: [EPIC] Add open graph meta tags, as Declined.
Feb 5 2020, 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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:02 AM · User-Ladsgroup, Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:01 AM · Diff-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.

Feb 5 2020, 2:01 AM · Security, Diff-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...

Feb 5 2020, 1:54 AM · Privacy Engineering, Privacy, WMF-Blog-Social-Team, Diff-blog

Feb 4 2020

Varnent closed T173425: Internet Archive Bot as Declined.

Blog no longer accepting content via Phabricator.

Feb 4 2020, 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.

Feb 4 2020, 10:51 PM · Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Varnent set the color for Diff-blog to Grey.
Feb 4 2020, 10:46 PM
Varnent set the color for Wikimedia-Blog-Content to Grey.
Feb 4 2020, 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). We can probably close this ticket as the plugins are not actively being used right now.

Feb 4 2020, 10:23 PM · Security, Diff-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 · secscrum, 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 · secscrum, 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 · secscrum, 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 · secscrum, 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