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Thu, Jan 18
I don't think that an option will help.
Wed, Jan 17
Mon, Jan 15
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.
Sat, Jan 13
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.)
Fri, Jan 12
Reproduction should be very easy:
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.
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.
Thu, Jan 11
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:
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.
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.
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.
Wed, Jan 10
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.
Sat, Jan 6
Fri, Jan 5
Thu, Jan 4
Prateek, I don't remember seeing any complaints about this for a long while. Maybe people are used to it now?
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.
James, is this ready to go? Are you ready to talk about testing schedules with @Arkanosis and any other interested volunteers?
Wed, Jan 3
Documentation is at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Editing/Projects/Font_size_in_the_editing_window
Tue, Jan 2
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.
@Doc_James could you tell us what operating system you're using? People are having trouble reproducing this.
Sat, Dec 30
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?
Wed, Dec 27
Based upon Doc James' description at VPT, this is another "don't copy from the read mode" problem. So:
Dec 21 2017
Dec 20 2017
Dec 19 2017
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.
Possible alternatives would be loading the text to a specific version, or using a different namespace.
Dec 18 2017
Dec 17 2017
Dec 15 2017
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 14 2017
Dec 13 2017
The point value? Zero points means that the fix took none of the VisualEditor devs' own time.
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.
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 7 2017
Dec 5 2017
Dec 4 2017
Nov 30 2017
I've removed the translation variables. The translations will need to be updated.
Nov 28 2017
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 27 2017
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 22 2017
When I paste a whole URL into the redirect box, don't give me this:
(The caption idea is now T181173: Improve accessibility by encouraging editors to add captions to tables.)
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:
@Samat, is it slow on all the wikis, or just on your home wiki (or just on certain wikis)?