Tue, Sep 5
Aug 30 2023
Aug 25 2023
Yes, but you don't need to do all 7 steps every time you want to check on a banner you're supporting. When you setup a message group, you'll have a link to translate the message group, often to be included in the banner. From that link, click message group statistics, change which boxes are checked, and then there's the list of translations which you can then review and approve. Yes it's technically 8 steps in from just the search bar, but I'm not sure if there's any better way to navigate to message group stats for a specific message group besides through that chain of related pages. I'm certainly interested to know if there are thoughts on a better layout for these pages, though. My opposition to changing this is largely because, if we do get any development time (volunteer or staff) put towards this problem, there are more pressing things to work on. It's not great, but it's usable.
Aug 23 2023
I'm a bit confused here; I don't think I've seen anyone including html markup in a banner translation unit. Generally, if there's a line of text, we'll just put a localizable message there, and then add the translations through the Translate extension. Because there's rarely differing formatting within a line, it's just one plain text line inside a <p> tag. Additionally, CN banners are not parsed as wikitext, it's just HTML.
- Make the interface for approving banner translations simpler and more intuitive
I'm also confused on this point. Approving translations are as simple as opening the drop-down (on the review page) and then clicking "publish" for each translation.
- Allow translation administrators to approve banner translations
- Provide banner requesters with temporary, limited translation adminship (similar to limited adminship)
These two should be relatively easy to implement, depending on how the CN and Translate extensions bundle actions into their relevant userrights. Once the former is done, the latter is just a matter of a Meta-Wiki RfC, if we think that's even necessary.
Aug 22 2023
The idea of allowing any two users to approve translations for CN banners is not a workable idea. This would make global CN banners incredibly susceptible to vandalism on a global scale, and far less protected than any random translatable page.
Aug 18 2023
To maintain current capabilities, we would need to be able to set global blocks that only apply to temporary accounts (curently soft blocks), and global blocks which also apply to logged-in users (hard blocks).
Aug 11 2023
Aug 1 2023
I gave this ticket a more thorough read, and there are some points I would like to clarify.
Jul 21 2022
May 18 2020
May 14 2020
It appears that the many users affected by T-Mobile range blocks, which of course will (for the most part) only affect mobile devices, are not able to see any of the helpful templates intended to be viewed in the block notice on mobile, because of this issue.
Jan 28 2020
It hasn't worked for the Spanish Wikipedia's CopyPatrol since the 4th of January, it seems. Same with the French version.
Jan 3 2019
Another complaint about this account at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions#Strange_administrator_wikiquote:de:user:Missbrauchsfilter
Dec 10 2018
Nov 30 2018
Nov 27 2018
I believe this should be handled by a meta RfC rather than discussion at the enwiki Village Pump and a Phab ticket. (Unless, of course, the WMF wants to act on it immediately as a security issue)