Whatamidoing-WMF (Sherry Snyder)
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Whatamidoing (WMF)

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Recent Activity

Yesterday

Elitre awarded T185548: Undo notification is not sent if the editor switches to the visual editor a Like token.
Mon, Jan 22, 11:56 PM · Notifications, VisualEditor, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T185548: Undo notification is not sent if the editor switches to the visual editor.
Mon, Jan 22, 11:50 PM · Notifications, VisualEditor, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Whatamidoing-WMF created T185548: Undo notification is not sent if the editor switches to the visual editor.
Mon, Jan 22, 11:18 PM · Notifications, VisualEditor, Collaboration-Team-Triage
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T185542: Undo doesn't work, if you switch to the visual mode.
Mon, Jan 22, 11:05 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T185542: Undo doesn't work, if you switch to the visual mode.
Mon, Jan 22, 10:53 PM · VisualEditor

Thu, Jan 18

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T85470: Users are requesting a "Cancel and exit without saving" option.

I don't think that an option will help.

Thu, Jan 18, 7:53 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T134580: CLs to communicate the Save/Publish change a Love token.
Thu, Jan 18, 4:14 AM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Goal, MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor

Wed, Jan 17

Qgil awarded T134580: CLs to communicate the Save/Publish change a Barnstar token.
Wed, Jan 17, 9:30 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Goal, MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T134580: CLs to communicate the Save/Publish change.
Wed, Jan 17, 7:57 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Goal, MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor

Mon, Jan 15

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience .

A brilliant observation (as usual), Trizek. I've turned that into T184944: Microsurveys: Don't keep asking me too often, but do ask me again, eventually, on some surveys, which I invite you and anyone else who's interested to boldly improve.

Mon, Jan 15, 6:00 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T184944: Microsurveys: Don't keep asking me too often, but do ask me again, eventually, on some surveys.
Mon, Jan 15, 5:59 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184944: Microsurveys: Don't keep asking me too often, but do ask me again, eventually, on some surveys as Normal priority.
Mon, Jan 15, 5:59 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Sat, Jan 13

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T111663: Tag AWB edits.

A server-side tag that says "Hey, I was made with the API (so I could be AWB, a bot, etc.)" would be useful, too, and presumably the servers could add that. But I believe someone said that an AWB-specific tag that would have to be added by AWB itself. (I could be wrong, of course.)

Sat, Jan 13, 3:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, Bot-Frameworks, WorkType-NewFunctionality, AutoWikiBrowser

Fri, Jan 12

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T184755: Consider not removing multiple blank lines/white space between paragraphs.

Reproduction should be very easy:

Fri, Jan 12, 9:07 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184826: Figure out the smallest, simplest thing that would actually be useful as Normal priority.
Fri, Jan 12, 8:11 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T171329: "Updated since my last visit" is marking the wrong diff.

This is different from @Legoktm's report at T144679: "updated since my last visit" markers not updated when I visited a page. There, he read the page, edited the page, and it showed two diffs older than his that he hadn't read before saving his edit.

Fri, Jan 12, 5:26 PM · MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T144679: "updated since my last visit" markers not updated when I visited a page.

If you didn't read the version of the page just before saving your edit (e.g., if Harej's changes were saved while you already had the edit window open, or if you clicked the edit button from the history page without reading it), then it will mark them as not having been read, so that you won't overlook the older changes. This is probably normal and expected, as well as being desirable.

Fri, Jan 12, 5:23 PM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Thu, Jan 11

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience .

So—that brings up another feature request: limits on total number of people surveyed. That is, stop the survey after n results have been gathered.

OTOH, I do worry a bit about feature creep as I keep making more suggestions. ;)

Thu, Jan 11, 7:51 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184767: Make it possible to stop a survey after receiving a certain number of responses as Normal priority.
Thu, Jan 11, 7:49 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184761: Logged-out users should be able to suppress microsurveys as Normal priority.
Thu, Jan 11, 7:04 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184760: It should be easy to make a microsurvey question go away, without answering it as Normal priority.
Thu, Jan 11, 6:59 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience .

I suggest at the very least we have some mechanism for opting out of all mini-surveys and that all mini-surveys honor it. I think we used a user setting for logged in users, and a multi-month cookie for non-logged in users. The cookie may prevent people on a shared machine from seeing the survey, but that seems acceptable. Rather than making it binary, we could instead set "time-of-next-survey", which would keep any survey taker from seeing another one for a day/week/whatever, and for those opt-out, logged in users get "never" and non-logged in users get a date 3 months in the future, or something similar.

Thu, Jan 11, 6:54 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF created T184755: Consider not removing multiple blank lines/white space between paragraphs.
Thu, Jan 11, 6:38 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184752: Make it easy to schedule short-term microsurveys, to start and stop at pre-defined times as Normal priority.
Thu, Jan 11, 5:59 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience .

Nemo, I want a "generic" satisfaction-oriented survey running indefinitely, with the basic data being posted publicly (and more or less instantly), so that anyone who is interested can see what happens. Think of the story this way:

Thu, Jan 11, 5:54 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T184645: Consider ways to handle free-form text responses.

Yes, a link about privacy (or the purpose of a survey more generally, including privacy) would be great. I do like the way that looks, although I very much hope that this will all be handled in-house, without the need to involve third parties.

Thu, Jan 11, 1:56 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T183947: Automatically collect some public information about survey respondents.
Thu, Jan 11, 1:50 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184673: When the microsurvey tool displays collected data, consider protecting privacy by requiring a minimum number of responses to be shown as Normal priority.
Thu, Jan 11, 1:50 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience .
Thu, Jan 11, 1:29 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T184645: Consider ways to handle free-form text responses.

I want it to look more like https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Liaisons/Process_ideas#Microsurveys (with a little link about privacy, and ideally multiple ways to make the box go away and leave you alone). It is important to me that the actual question be right in front of the user, without having to click on something to find out what the "one question" is.

Thu, Jan 11, 1:23 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T184645: Consider ways to handle free-form text responses.

For a microsurvey – a little box on the screen, which shouldn't take up any more space than necessary – I don't really think it would be a good idea to have to explain about privacy policies, etc. before people can decide how to respond.

Thu, Jan 11, 12:43 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Wed, Jan 10

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183955: Be able to choose an appropriate response format for a microsurvey question.

Jan is correct: This is not how I intend for this product to work. But it's worth talking about, so I've created T184645: Consider ways to handle free-form text responses for the discussion. Please "Be bold" and expand the task description.

Wed, Jan 10, 8:20 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T184645: Consider ways to handle free-form text responses as Normal priority.
Wed, Jan 10, 8:19 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Elitre awarded T183725: Update language used in MediaWiki:Flow-edit-header-submit and similar for "publish" wikis a Like token.
Wed, Jan 10, 4:09 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), StructuredDiscussions, MediaWiki-Internationalization

Sat, Jan 6

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience a Mountain of Wealth token.
Sat, Jan 6, 12:27 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Fri, Jan 5

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T183955: Be able to choose an appropriate response format for a microsurvey question a Mountain of Wealth token.
Fri, Jan 5, 11:33 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Elitre awarded T183955: Be able to choose an appropriate response format for a microsurvey question a Mountain of Wealth token.
Fri, Jan 5, 10:16 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Thu, Jan 4

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183955: Be able to choose an appropriate response format for a microsurvey question.

Why are free form fields excluded? (a link or so to a discussion on this or so would be nice)

Thu, Jan 4, 10:46 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T71509: VisualEditor: Page options icon is confusing.

Prateek, I don't remember seeing any complaints about this for a long while. Maybe people are used to it now?

Thu, Jan 4, 10:32 PM · VisualEditor, Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki
Mrjohncummings awarded T183976: Make it possible to set vertical text alignment for a table in VisualEditor a Like token.
Thu, Jan 4, 10:30 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183976: Make it possible to set vertical text alignment for a table in VisualEditor.

Yes, once per row is indeed "much larger" than once per table, in all instances beyond single-row tables. It's my experience that English Wikipedians, at least, would generally prefer to see a single line of code at the top of the table than 25 copies of that code, one per each of the 25 rows in a table. I assume that this is your experience as well.

Thu, Jan 4, 10:25 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

James, is this ready to go? Are you ready to talk about testing schedules with @Arkanosis and any other interested volunteers?

Thu, Jan 4, 6:43 PM · User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Wed, Jan 3

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T182320: Fix textarea editor's edit font size.

Documentation is at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Editing/Projects/Font_size_in_the_editing_window

Wed, Jan 3, 8:46 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), User-notice, UI-Standardization
Jan_Dittrich awarded T183995: Make it possible to survey users who have just taken or completed an action a Love token.
Wed, Jan 3, 10:24 AM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Tue, Jan 2

Whatamidoing-WMF edited projects for T163929: Support the Editing team in their changes to classic edit toolbar, added: Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018); removed Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017).
Tue, Jan 2, 9:45 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF edited projects for T174587: Blog post about the server switch project, added: Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018); removed Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017).
Tue, Jan 2, 9:45 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Whatamidoing-WMF edited projects for T134580: CLs to communicate the Save/Publish change, added: Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018); removed Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017).
Tue, Jan 2, 9:44 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Goal, MediaWiki-Page-editing, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF raised the priority of T174587: Blog post about the server switch project from Low to Normal.
Tue, Jan 2, 9:44 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Whatamidoing-WMF moved T163929: Support the Editing team in their changes to classic edit toolbar from October to Ready to Go on the Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017) board.
Tue, Jan 2, 9:43 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF edited projects for T163929: Support the Editing team in their changes to classic edit toolbar, added: Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018); removed Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017).
Tue, Jan 2, 9:43 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183976: Make it possible to set vertical text alignment for a table in VisualEditor.

Top alignment makes sense when you have text of uneven but longer sizes, and you want everything to start at the top of the box. Difficulty with finding the first word when supposedly side-by-side paragraphs aren't lined up is a pretty significant usability problem, especially for people with dyslexia and related difficulties, which can make it hard to keep your place on a page.

Tue, Jan 2, 9:40 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183995: Make it possible to survey users who have just taken or completed an action as Normal priority.
Tue, Jan 2, 9:01 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF created T183976: Make it possible to set vertical text alignment for a table in VisualEditor.
Tue, Jan 2, 7:21 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Qgil awarded T134186: Write a help page that explains how to create non conventional links (interlanguage, interproject, images and categories) a Like token.
Tue, Jan 2, 7:08 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Google-Code-in-2017, Need-volunteer, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor, Documentation
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183647: Chrome and Safari browsers wrongly insert NBSPs when content copied from View is pasted into VisualEditor.

@Doc_James could you tell us what operating system you're using? People are having trouble reproducing this.

Tue, Jan 2, 7:06 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), Browser-Support-Apple-Safari, Browser-Support-Google-Chrome, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183955: Be able to choose an appropriate response format for a microsurvey question as Normal priority.
Tue, Jan 2, 6:57 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183948: Consider collecting (basic) user agent strings or similar information about the user's browser and OS as Normal priority.
Tue, Jan 2, 6:33 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T183947: Automatically collect some public information about survey respondents.
Tue, Jan 2, 6:25 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183947: Automatically collect some public information about survey respondents as Normal priority.
Tue, Jan 2, 6:21 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183942: Consider recording the page where the question was asked as Normal priority.
Tue, Jan 2, 5:48 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183941: Let me choose which page(s) my microsurvey question will be presented on as Normal priority.
Tue, Jan 2, 5:38 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a project to T182320: Fix textarea editor's edit font size: User-notice.
Tue, Jan 2, 6:47 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), User-notice, UI-Standardization

Sat, Dec 30

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T182320: Fix textarea editor's edit font size.

As this doesn't seem to be an emergency, and as some documentation might be helpful, could someone please postpone this for just one week, so that it can be announced in Tech News on 8 January?

Sat, Dec 30, 3:07 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), User-notice, UI-Standardization

Wed, Dec 27

Whatamidoing-WMF created T183725: Update language used in MediaWiki:Flow-edit-header-submit and similar for "publish" wikis.
Wed, Dec 27, 7:43 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), StructuredDiscussions, MediaWiki-Internationalization
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183647: Chrome and Safari browsers wrongly insert NBSPs when content copied from View is pasted into VisualEditor.

Based upon Doc James' description at VPT, this is another "don't copy from the read mode" problem. So:

Wed, Dec 27, 5:46 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), Browser-Support-Apple-Safari, Browser-Support-Google-Chrome, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T183647: Chrome and Safari browsers wrongly insert NBSPs when content copied from View is pasted into VisualEditor.
Wed, Dec 27, 5:45 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-01-09 (1.31.0-wmf.16)), Browser-Support-Apple-Safari, Browser-Support-Google-Chrome, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor

Dec 21 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T162454: LanguageScreenshotBot trying to edit a non-existent page without signing in.

As noted where, exactly? I see one person (Jeff_G) asserting that it makes a difference. The only difference identified is that the article tab says "Help page" instead of article. No one else, until you just now, has supported that assertion or provided examples of any other differences.

Dec 21 2017, 7:08 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), User-Ryasmeen, User-zeljkofilipin, VisualEditor

Dec 20 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T173437: Insert citations automatically after generating and show citation to edit it afterwards a Like token.
Dec 20 2017, 10:50 AM · Citoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Dec 19 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T162454: LanguageScreenshotBot trying to edit a non-existent page without signing in.

Because the button label changed from "Save page" to "Publish page" at the English Wikipedia last week, many of these screenshots are out of date again. If anyone knows how to fix the bot, even for a partial run, that would be helpful.

Dec 19 2017, 7:19 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), User-Ryasmeen, User-zeljkofilipin, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T162454: LanguageScreenshotBot trying to edit a non-existent page without signing in.

Possible alternatives would be loading the text to a specific version, or using a different namespace.

Dec 19 2017, 7:18 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), User-Ryasmeen, User-zeljkofilipin, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF removed a subtask for T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience : T104439: [GOAL]: Develop a mechanism for quick surveys on desktop + mobile.
Dec 19 2017, 6:51 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF removed a parent task for T104439: [GOAL]: Develop a mechanism for quick surveys on desktop + mobile: T89970: Enable microsurveys for long-term tracking of editing experience .
Dec 19 2017, 6:51 PM · Goal, Reading-Web-Sprint-56-Four Lions, Surveys, QuickSurveys, Reading-Web-Planning

Dec 18 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF closed T174964: Support the Editing team with communications about the beta status of visual diffs as Resolved.
Dec 18 2017, 7:44 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Goal, Community-Liaisons (Oct-Dec 2017), VisualEditor-VisualDiffs, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T174964: Support the Editing team with communications about the beta status of visual diffs, a subtask of T170665: Inform users inside the editor that visual diffs are in beta , as Resolved.
Dec 18 2017, 7:44 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-12_(1.30.0-wmf.18)), User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs, VisualEditor
Elitre awarded T134186: Write a help page that explains how to create non conventional links (interlanguage, interproject, images and categories) a Like token.
Dec 18 2017, 9:42 AM · User-Ryasmeen, Google-Code-in-2017, Need-volunteer, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor, Documentation

Dec 17 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T53475: Offer contentlanguage targeting for CentralNotice banners a Love token.
Dec 17 2017, 11:14 AM · Fundraising-Backlog, Chinese-Sites, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Fundraising, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice

Dec 15 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T102556: VE should indicate when it wants external links "WikiLink-ified".

IMO the examples you give would probably be okay (especially the RFC one), but if editors see [[google:this]] or [[flickr:that]], then they will be surprised and angry.

Dec 15 2017, 8:58 PM · VisualEditor, Parsoid
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183034: In the microsurvey tool, prevent highly active users from being spammed with the same survey on multiple wikis as Normal priority.
Dec 15 2017, 8:43 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T183032: Registered editors should be able to permanently opt-out of (micro)surveys as Normal priority.
Dec 15 2017, 8:40 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Dec 14 2017

Jan_Dittrich awarded T182815: Make it possible to survey specific groups of registered editors a Love token.
Dec 14 2017, 3:32 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice, QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Dec 13 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T182815: Make it possible to survey specific groups of registered editors.
Dec 13 2017, 7:34 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice, QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T182815: Make it possible to survey specific groups of registered editors as Normal priority.
Dec 13 2017, 7:32 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice, QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T179259: Visual Editor removing whitespace from infoboxes by default.

The point value? Zero points means that the fix took none of the VisualEditor devs' own time.

Dec 13 2017, 5:58 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Parsoid, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T181731: Run maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php on all wikis.

It appears that this script is causing SUL accounts to be created at wikis where pages have been imported – not unreasonable, but the comments at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Local_accounts_attached_without_a_visit_(and_welcomed_without_an_edit) indicate that it's surprising a few people.

Dec 13 2017, 5:52 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, MediaWiki-Platform-Team (MWPT-Q3-Jan-Mar-2018), User-notice, Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T181884: Talk "How Wikimedia development works".

It might be good to describe the planning process. If you really want something big done, it's worth talking to the product manager (which means figuring out who that is) early in the calendar year, so that it can be put into the annual plan in April.

Dec 13 2017, 5:25 PM · Developer-Relations

Dec 7 2017

Pcoombe awarded T173437: Insert citations automatically after generating and show citation to edit it afterwards a Like token.
Dec 7 2017, 12:19 AM · Citoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Dec 5 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T179819: support hundreds of languages, not just a handful.
Dec 5 2017, 7:08 AM · I18n, Library-Card-Platform
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T179819: support hundreds of languages, not just a handful.
Dec 5 2017, 7:08 AM · I18n, Library-Card-Platform

Dec 4 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF created T182018: In the microsurvey tool, prevent highly active users from being spammed by multiple surveys.
Dec 4 2017, 6:50 PM · QuickSurveys, Surveys, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Nov 30 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF created T181739: Don't deliver a newsletter to inactive users.
Nov 30 2017, 6:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Newsletter
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T155273: Log in subscription to newsletter activity.

Any newsletter that complies with the requirements of the extension, will have (or could very easily have) a main page, updated with each edition. Any users concerned about privacy therefore have the option to "subscribe" via their (genuinely private from publishers and administrators) watchlist, by watching that page.

Nov 30 2017, 6:02 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Newsletter
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T180101: Translation issues on Events and Outreach Dashboard.

I've removed the translation variables. The translations will need to be updated.

Nov 30 2017, 6:06 AM · Wikimedia-User-Group-Basque, Education-Program-Dashboard

Nov 28 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T180101: Translation issues on Events and Outreach Dashboard.

The dashboard also seems to be unable to parse MediaWiki messages. Sage, please have a look at https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/training/editing-wikipedia/editing-basics/edit-vs-edit-source

Nov 28 2017, 4:38 AM · Wikimedia-User-Group-Basque, Education-Program-Dashboard

Nov 27 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core.

This work on removing the 2006 wikitext editor is currently blocked by T177098: Fix CodeMirror to not unconditionally try to use the 2006 toolbar (as that's being deleted). I have no information about how soon it could be resolved.

Nov 27 2017, 6:39 PM · User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Nov 22 2017

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T180740: Please convert a URL to the internal link that I want for redirecting a page .

When I paste a whole URL into the redirect box, don't give me this:

Nov 22 2017, 5:53 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T179994: Link to action=edit of a specific revision shows current revision in VE.
Nov 22 2017, 5:49 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-14 (1.31.0-wmf.8)), VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T169306: Change tablecell style menu to take into account scope attribute.

(The caption idea is now T181173: Improve accessibility by encouraging editors to add captions to tables.)

Nov 22 2017, 5:28 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor-EditingTools, Accessibility, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T181173: Improve accessibility by encouraging editors to add captions to tables.
Nov 22 2017, 5:27 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-11-28 (1.31.0-wmf.10)), User-Ryasmeen, Contributors-UX-Research, VisualEditor, Accessibility, VisualEditor-EditingTools, VisualEditor-Tables
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T181135: New link to a target language in a translation (Meta).

If you want to create a link, where no other link previously existed in the original message, then you create it just like you were editing a regular page on wiki. So this sentence:

Nov 22 2017, 5:23 PM · Wikimedia-User-Group-Basque
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T153011: Special:Notifications is too slow to open.

@Samat, is it slow on all the wikis, or just on your home wiki (or just on certain wikis)?

Nov 22 2017, 5:10 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), User-notice-collaboration, Notifications