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Feb 6 2024

KevinCole awarded T85838: Add a way to stop animated GIFs a Like token.
Feb 6 2024, 7:55 PM · User-TheDJ, WCAG-Level-A, Accessibility, Commons, Design, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management
KevinCole awarded T85838: Add a way to stop animated GIFs a Like token.
Feb 6 2024, 7:54 PM · User-TheDJ, WCAG-Level-A, Accessibility, Commons, Design, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management

Dec 1 2023

CaptainEek awarded T265750: Make it easy to "outdent" by changing the colons/list level a Like token.
Dec 1 2023, 12:33 AM · DiscussionTools

Sep 26 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T329408: Host conversations with volunteers about Usability Improvements (desktop) default-on deployments .

Given the results in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_project/Usability#Analysis_#2:_Impact and the noticeable lack of complaints from the Wikipedias involved in the A/B test, I think it would be plausible to have an all-at-once deployment.

Sep 26 2023, 9:46 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF placed T254619: Send final reminder about signature changes up for grabs.
Sep 26 2023, 9:13 PM · DiscussionTools, MoveComms-Support, Editing-team (Tracking)
Whatamidoing-WMF created T347418: The visual editor broke a link while apparently trying to normalize it.
Sep 26 2023, 5:32 PM · Essential-Work, Content-Transform-Team-WIP, Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor

Sep 18 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T300187: Pick a wiki to first turn on Parsoid read views for DiscussionTools on.

@cscott, is that Hebrew Wikivoyage, or Hebrew Wikipedia? I'm not sure that hewikivoyage has enough users to meet your goals (though the most active editor there is very helpful, so they would probably be willing to answer any questions you have).

Sep 18 2023, 9:05 PM · Content-Transform-Team-WIP, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 1 - DiscussionTools support), Parsoid

Sep 13 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T337090: Disallow certain numbers from being generated in the temporary account creation process.

I don't know how much this matters, but 13 and 666 are superstitious numbers in Western culture, and might be off-putting to some users.

Sep 13 2023, 1:28 AM · Patch-For-Review, Trust and Safety Product Sprint (Sprint Tabla (1st - 14th April)), Temporary accounts

Sep 6 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T345214: Raise awareness about the Extension:Graph/Plans page.

@Tacsipacsi, would you please add the accessibility problems to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph/Plans#8)_What_requests_(e.g._wishes)_have_volunteers_made_over_time_to_improve_support_for_storing_and_representing/visualizing_data_on-wiki? That's an important consideration, and I don't think anyone else has mentioned it yet.

Sep 6 2023, 4:09 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T345678: Don't let people register accounts that look like temporary accounts.

Thanks for your help. I appreciate your help. I haven't yet talked to any of the devs about it, but I figured that it was better to prevent unfortunate results first and find an elegant solution second.

Sep 6 2023, 6:56 AM · Temporary accounts
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T343168: Define where/how to report Edit Check false positives.

There are two main options:

  • a central page at [[mw:Edit_check/False_positives]], with links to pages on how to configure it, etc.
  • local pages, e.g., [[Help:Edit_check]], and the talk page could be used for reporting false positives.
Sep 6 2023, 12:25 AM · Goal, Editing-team (Kanban Board), EditCheck, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T345678: Don't let people register accounts that look like temporary accounts.
Sep 6 2023, 12:16 AM · Temporary accounts

Sep 5 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T345255: Decide the numerical order for temporary accounts (Scramble/Serial).

I prefer "serial" (even though it won't be perfectly in order; even though some numbers will be skipped). Because of the format (which we expect to reach approximately User:~2023-12345-678 in a typical year), the serial numbers in the middle of the year will look something like this:

Sep 5 2023, 11:32 PM · Temporary accounts
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T345214: Raise awareness about the Extension:Graph/Plans page.
Sep 5 2023, 9:51 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T345214: Raise awareness about the Extension:Graph/Plans page.

@Tacsipacsi, do you already know who/how graphs is used at huwiki? I'm most interested in hearing from the editors who use it regularly.

Sep 5 2023, 9:35 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T344464: List the WikiProjects a user has contributed to the most.

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Council&oldid=1173895091#User_Stats_for_activity_in_projects

Sep 5 2023, 9:28 PM · XTools

Aug 31 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T327707: Identify partner wikis for Edit Check project.

I've been looking through [[mw:Neil's spreadsheet]], and have narrowed down the options significantly. Among the Wikipedias, I excluded those that have too few new editors each month, too few edits from the mobile site, and too few edits in the visual editor, as well as a few wikis for particular linguistic or local considerations (e.g., to avoid overloading the same community with requests from multiple teams).

Aug 31 2023, 6:36 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), Release, Goal, Editing-team (Tracking), EditCheck, VisualEditor

Aug 28 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T331635: Enable topic containers and other visual enhancements on pages using __NEWSECTIONLINK__.

There's another request for this at mw.org. We should get this done.

Aug 28 2023, 5:13 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.1; 2023-03-20), Editing-team (Kanban Board), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF created T345096: Show new topics subscription button on history pages.
Aug 28 2023, 5:11 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.29; 2023-10-03), Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools

Aug 18 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T335056: Move the visual editor out of the Beta Features section to the expected location for editing-related prefs, without changing people's prefs.

If you'd like to put this in Tech/News, then I think this wording would be appropriate:

Aug 18 2023, 7:18 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.22; 2023-08-15), Design, Editing-team (Kanban Board), VisualEditor

Aug 14 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T274432: References that are identical in everything but the name are not merged.

In the past, at enwiki, there have been a couple of editors who objected to this kind of merging. Some of the discussions will be in the archives of [[w:en:WT:CITE]], but if memory serves, it irritated them to see the reference numbers "out of order". That is, they disliked Sentence.[1] Sentence.[2] Sentence.[1] and preferred Sentence.[1] Sentence.[2] Sentence.[3], even though [1] and [3] were the same source.

Aug 14 2023, 4:54 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor, WMDE-References-FocusArea, Cite

Jul 8 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T341410: Automatically remind me to add categories when I create an uncategorized article in the mainspace.
Jul 8 2023, 1:10 PM · MediaWiki-Categories

Jul 4 2023

Elitre awarded T323192: Stop notifying translators who have been inactive for years a Party Time token.
Jul 4 2023, 10:15 AM · Localization Infrastructure FY2023-24, Language-Team (Language-2023-July-September), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.15; 2023-06-27), TranslationNotifications

Jun 28 2023

Pols12 awarded T323192: Stop notifying translators who have been inactive for years a Like token.
Jun 28 2023, 1:57 PM · Localization Infrastructure FY2023-24, Language-Team (Language-2023-July-September), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.15; 2023-06-27), TranslationNotifications

Jun 9 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T323192: Stop notifying translators who have been inactive for years.

@abi_ I think that one year is the best place to start. It will solve most of the problem, with very little risk of unsubscribing an occasional translator. I would even be happy to see 18 months or 2 years of inactivity as the cutoff.

Jun 9 2023, 11:28 PM · Localization Infrastructure FY2023-24, Language-Team (Language-2023-July-September), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.15; 2023-06-27), TranslationNotifications

Jun 7 2023

hgzh awarded T202916: Stop changing my "Group results by page" prefs based on a URL that I've clicked on a Love token.
Jun 7 2023, 5:47 AM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.11; 2023-05-30), Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page, MediaWiki-Recent-changes

Jun 5 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T337727: The option to start a new contribution should not get in the way of those frequently accessing the list of their contributions.

"Remember the last option selected" is the usual default for https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Single_edit_tab and this has occasionally created confusion, especially for less experienced users. They end up switching away from their favorite (voluntarily or otherwise) and then can't find their way back.

Jun 5 2023, 12:20 AM · Epic, MediaWiki-Core-Skin-Architecture

Jun 1 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF closed T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop), a subtask of T302358: [A/B Test] Run an A/B test to evaluate impact of Usability Improvements, as Resolved.
Jun 1 2023, 5:00 PM · Product-Analytics (Kanban), Editing-team, Editing Design, DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop) as Resolved.
Jun 1 2023, 5:00 PM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T329408: Host conversations with volunteers about Usability Improvements (desktop) default-on deployments .

The next significant phase of this work is blocked on T302358: [A/B Test] Run an A/B test to evaluate impact of Usability Improvements, because we'll want to know what the results of the test are before we discuss deployments.

Jun 1 2023, 4:59 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T331635: Enable topic containers and other visual enhancements on pages using __NEWSECTIONLINK__.

The timing of this is up to @ppelberg. Whether this should be done before/simultaneously with/after the deployment of the Usability features (currently blocked on the A/B test's completion and evaluation) to the talk namespaces is up to him. IMO there is no inherent need to stagger this deployment. I suggest that it not be delayed very long, since its absence produces requests for it.

Jun 1 2023, 4:57 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.1; 2023-03-20), Editing-team (Kanban Board), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332844: Publish proposal on mediawiki.org for how we will evaluate impact of Usability Improvements.

This is posted at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_project/Usability/Analysis

Jun 1 2023, 4:47 PM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Product-Analytics, Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools

May 24 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T337438: Null is not a valid image name.
May 24 2023, 10:19 PM · Verified, Content-Transform-Team-WIP, Parsoid-Read-Views (Phase 0 - Parsoid-Media-Structure), Parsoid, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.12; 2023-06-06), Editing-team (Kanban Board), Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

May 19 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF awarded T202916: Stop changing my "Group results by page" prefs based on a URL that I've clicked on a Love token.
May 19 2023, 8:14 PM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.11; 2023-05-30), Growth-Team-Filtering, Growth-Team, Edit-Review-Improvements-RC-Page, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T331314: Consult with volunteers at partner wikis about enabling the Vector (2022) "Add topic" button, a subtask of T331313: [Config Change] Enable Vector (2022) "Add topic" button at partner wikis, as Resolved.
May 19 2023, 1:06 AM · Verified, Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T331314: Consult with volunteers at partner wikis about enabling the Vector (2022) "Add topic" button as Resolved.
May 19 2023, 1:06 AM · Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools

May 18 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF reassigned T332947: Run CentralNotice campaign inviting logged-in editors to try out Usability Improvements from Whatamidoing-WMF to sgrabarczuk.
May 18 2023, 10:54 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), Goal, Editing-team (Tracking), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools

May 16 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T202921: Re-design the Editing preferences to make it easier to pick the editing environment that you want to use.
May 16 2023, 1:59 AM · Editing-team (Design Backlog), Editing Design, MediaWiki-Core-Preferences, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, Design, VisualEditor

May 5 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332805: Decide the prefix character for temporary usernames.

I don't think that raw length should be the primary consideration. As eight digits is a reasonably foreseeable number of accounts, we might want to consider formatting the usernames for readability:

May 5 2023, 6:02 AM · User-notice-archive, Temporary accounts

May 3 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T335590: New messages are needed for empty state of temporary user talk pages.

I wrote something at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Temporary_accounts Please link to it in all of the relevant messages. It might not be necessary eventually, but it will be helpful during the first year or so (until this becomes a familiar concept in the communities).

May 3 2023, 7:30 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools

May 2 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T335530: New messages are needed for warnings about logged-out editing for IP masking.

Should "If you log in or create an account..." say something like "If you log in or create a permanent account..." or "If you log in or create a regular account..." or "If you log in or create a personal account..."? People seeing this message will have a (temporary) account.

May 2 2023, 8:34 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), VisualEditor, MobileFrontend, DiscussionTools, Editing-team (Kanban Board)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T197282: Rephrase "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta" in Special:Preferences.

Proposed simple, translatable text:

May 2 2023, 7:51 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Editing-team (Kanban Board), MediaWiki-Core-Preferences, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T335590: New messages are needed for empty state of temporary user talk pages.

Would it be helpful to link to something (e.g., https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Temporary_accounts) in the new messages?

May 2 2023, 7:29 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T335590: New messages are needed for empty state of temporary user talk pages.

The (existing) first sentence in "For yourself" – "People on Testwiki can use this talk page to post a public message for you and you will be notified when they do." – should have a comma in the middle ("...for you, and you will be...").

May 2 2023, 7:27 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T335590: New messages are needed for empty state of temporary user talk pages.

@matmarex: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_project/New_discussion/Empty_pages has seven different messages. You have four existing messages here. Have you checked to make sure the others don't need to be updated?

May 2 2023, 7:16 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF claimed T197282: Rephrase "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta" in Special:Preferences.
May 2 2023, 4:44 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Editing-team (Kanban Board), MediaWiki-Core-Preferences, VisualEditor

May 1 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a project to T334994: Text box moves in Vector 2022: MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror.
May 1 2023, 7:55 PM · Verified, Editing-team (Kanban Board), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.28; 2023-09-26), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, VisualEditor, Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Apr 29 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop).
Apr 29 2023, 10:23 PM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T328179: Send February 2023 Editing Team Newsletter as Resolved.
Apr 29 2023, 10:18 PM · Editing-team (Tracking)

Apr 24 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop).

Because of the Vector 2022 deployment schedule, I think we should remove plwiki and zhwiki from this list.

Apr 24 2023, 11:44 PM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools

Apr 21 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T335200: People put weird and broken stuff in section headings. Make the link in the history page work anyway..
Apr 21 2023, 4:59 PM · Editing-team, MediaWiki-Page-history

Apr 20 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T335159: Make it possible to figure out what skin someone is using in the A/B test for Talk pages project/Usability.
Apr 20 2023, 5:24 PM · DiscussionTools

Apr 19 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T335056: Move the visual editor out of the Beta Features section to the expected location for editing-related prefs, without changing people's prefs.
Apr 19 2023, 5:51 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.22; 2023-08-15), Design, Editing-team (Kanban Board), VisualEditor
hgzh awarded T318596: Enable Topic Containers (Usability/discussion activity) on non-talk-namespace pages with __NEWSECTIONLINK__ at the German Wikipedia a Love token.
Apr 19 2023, 6:04 AM · Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools

Apr 18 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T334994: Text box moves in Vector 2022.
Apr 18 2023, 8:19 PM · Verified, Editing-team (Kanban Board), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.28; 2023-09-26), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, VisualEditor, Desktop Improvements (Vector 2022), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T332844: Publish proposal on mediawiki.org for how we will evaluate impact of Usability Improvements.
Apr 18 2023, 7:56 PM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Product-Analytics, Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop).

@MNeisler, I'm assigning this back to you, with a request that you double-check the numbers to see whether this will be enough to produce skin-specific results for Vector 2010 and Vector 2022. At the moment, I believe that plwiki, hiwiki, nlwiki, ukwiki, azwiki, and zhwiki default to Vector 2010, and at the others, it's likely that about 20% of senior contributors have switched back to Vector 2010. If we need to add more to the list, then that's possible.

Apr 18 2023, 6:43 PM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF reassigned T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop) from Whatamidoing-WMF to MNeisler.
Apr 18 2023, 6:40 PM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T317375: [Config change] Deploy New Topic Tool as opt-out preference at fi.wiki (desktop).

I've joined the conversation at fiwiki. I think this is do-able.

Apr 18 2023, 4:38 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.9; 2023-05-15), Editing-team (Kanban Board), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools

Apr 17 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T317375: [Config change] Deploy New Topic Tool as opt-out preference at fi.wiki (desktop).

There is also a built-in opt-out button that makes it easy for people to opt out.

Apr 17 2023, 5:58 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.9; 2023-05-15), Editing-team (Kanban Board), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools

Apr 14 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T334763: Language selector box getting cut off in Vector 2022.
Apr 14 2023, 7:56 PM · UniversalLanguageSelector

Apr 13 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T318596: Enable Topic Containers (Usability/discussion activity) on non-talk-namespace pages with __NEWSECTIONLINK__ at the German Wikipedia.

I've inquired at https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Fragen_zur_Wikipedia#Ver%C3%A4nderung (one of the pages that would be affected by this change).

Apr 13 2023, 11:00 PM · Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools

Apr 12 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T334625: Should IP Info work on temporary editors with no extant edits?.
Apr 12 2023, 8:39 PM · Temporary accounts, IP Info
Whatamidoing-WMF created T334623: How do we log unsuccessful first edits for temporary users?.
Apr 12 2023, 8:36 PM · Trust and Safety Product Sprint (Sprint Tabla (1st - 14th April)), Patch-For-Review, Data-Persistence, AbuseFilter, Temporary accounts

Apr 11 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T333714: Introduce a tag to identify edits that involve people adding new content.

As soon as this new tag is available, @Dyolf77_WMF and I want to take a set of diffs to the French and English Wikipedias to see what they think of the result.

Apr 11 2023, 7:50 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.16; 2023-07-04), Editing-team (Kanban Board), Product-Analytics, EditCheck, VisualEditor

Apr 5 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF closed T323725: [Announcement] Make volunteers aware of Page Frame functionality being added to beta feature (desktop), a subtask of T317907: [Config Change] Enable Page Frame as beta feature at partner wikis (desktop), as Resolved.
Apr 5 2023, 5:01 PM · Verified, Editing-team (Kanban Board), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T323725: [Announcement] Make volunteers aware of Page Frame functionality being added to beta feature (desktop) as Resolved.

This was done weeks ago; it's since been deployed to everyone at these three wikis.

Apr 5 2023, 5:01 PM · Editing-team (Tracking), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools

Apr 4 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF reassigned T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop) from Whatamidoing-WMF to MNeisler.
Apr 4 2023, 1:11 AM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332946: Identify wikis for participating in Usability Improvements A/B test (desktop).

Requirements: Not arwiki, huwiki, cswiki (all of which already have this). Not huge wikis (if we use >10K active editors per month, then this excludes enwiki, dewiki, frwiki, jawiki, eswiki, and ruwiki). They need to be big enough to get a medium-to-high use of talk pages. Also, I believe that Peter would prefer the wikis in this test to be all Wikipedias.

Apr 4 2023, 1:11 AM · MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023), Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools

Apr 1 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332805: Decide the prefix character for temporary usernames.

These three: ~ ^ \ are all hard to type on an iPhone (English), because you have to click through to the third keyboard before you can find them.

Apr 1 2023, 1:17 AM · User-notice-archive, Temporary accounts
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332805: Decide the prefix character for temporary usernames.

I don't think that - (the hyphen-minus) is a good choice for the first character, because the same character is used to exclude items from a search, which could result in finding everything except the user you were looking for.

Apr 1 2023, 1:08 AM · User-notice-archive, Temporary accounts

Mar 30 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332626: {{short description}} template not visible in mobile VE.

Testing note: This template/system only exists at the English Wikipedia.

Mar 30 2023, 5:07 PM · Verified, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.1; 2023-03-20), Editing-team (Kanban Board), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Mobile, VisualEditor

Mar 29 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T333502: "Subscribe" is unclear for whole-page future-topics notifications.
Mar 29 2023, 9:50 PM · DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T331635: Enable topic containers and other visual enhancements on pages using __NEWSECTIONLINK__.

Huwiki has offered to test this for us and to let us know if there are any problems or unexpected results. I recommend that we do this (just for the one wiki).

Mar 29 2023, 9:43 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.1; 2023-03-20), Editing-team (Kanban Board), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools

Mar 28 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T325713: Introduce a change tag to identify edits that include a reference.

volunteers who might come to wonder why an edit made, with say, the source editor (where Edit Check will not be available) that includes a reference being added did not get tagged as such.

Mar 28 2023, 10:41 PM · Verified, Editing-team (Kanban Board), EditCheck, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T333402: Switching from source editing to visual editing mode is broken with the REST API .
Mar 28 2023, 9:01 PM · Essential-Work, MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), Content-Transform-Team-WIP, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor, Parsoid
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T314588: Launch visual diffs on history pages out of beta and provide it to all users.

@Esanders, I have no strong views on how to divide it, or even if it needs to be divided. The English Wikipedia is half of traffic, though, so if there is any concern from an SRE viewpoint, then putting "enwiki" and "everyone else" in different buckets would be an easy way to spread things out. But if there's no technical concern, then they could all be done at once, at any time, as far as I'm concerned.

Mar 28 2023, 5:29 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.23; 2023-02-13), Editing-team (Kanban Board), MediaWiki-Page-history, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs

Mar 27 2023

MarcoAurelio awarded T323192: Stop notifying translators who have been inactive for years a Like token.
Mar 27 2023, 8:47 PM · Localization Infrastructure FY2023-24, Language-Team (Language-2023-July-September), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.15; 2023-06-27), TranslationNotifications

Mar 26 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T54750: VisualEditor: Make each reference editable where it appears in the reference list as well as on the edit surface.

Once it becomes possible to edit <references />, will editing through {{reflist}} require rich editing of templates?

Mar 26 2023, 5:01 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.25; 2023-09-05), User-notice-archive, Verified, Editing-team (Kanban Board), WMDE-TechWish-Sprint-2023-03-14, WMDE-References-FocusArea, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2023, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Mar 24 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T333028: Consider adding emoji reactions to comments.
Mar 24 2023, 6:12 PM · DiscussionTools

Mar 23 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T314588: Launch visual diffs on history pages out of beta and provide it to all users.
Mar 23 2023, 5:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.23; 2023-02-13), Editing-team (Kanban Board), MediaWiki-Page-history, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs

Mar 22 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332767: OnboardingDialog: Add OnboardingDialog component pattern to Codex.

The visual editor has a couple of onboarding/informational bits:

Mar 22 2023, 10:58 PM · Design-System-Team, Design, Codex
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T332805: Decide the prefix character for temporary usernames.

@PrimeHunter, @Redrose64, and some other volunteers might be able to give some good advice.

Mar 22 2023, 7:39 PM · User-notice-archive, Temporary accounts
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T325658: Log access to IP addresses of temporary accounts.

Changing IP addresses is an issue for all users, not just temporary ones.

Mar 22 2023, 5:44 AM · Anti-Harassment, CheckUser, Epic, Temporary accounts

Mar 21 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF edited projects for T229696: CommRel support for IP masking project community support, added: MoveComms-Support (Apr-Jun-2023); removed MoveComms-Support (Jan-Mar-2023).
Mar 21 2023, 6:05 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023)

Mar 17 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T332188: Piping to sections drops lower into the article - started about 2 weeks ago.

I believe this is related to Vector 2022.

Mar 17 2023, 12:40 AM

Mar 16 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T331635: Enable topic containers and other visual enhancements on pages using __NEWSECTIONLINK__.

Will this change the appearance of the whole page, if there is an "Add section" button, but there are no signed comments anywhere on the page?

Mar 16 2023, 8:55 PM · MoveComms-Support (Oct-Dec-2023), MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.1; 2023-03-20), Editing-team (Kanban Board), TPP-Scaling, DiscussionTools

Mar 15 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T330706: DiscussionTools did something strange when replying to a transcluded comment.

I didn't make these edits. I believe that the steps to reproduce are just:

Mar 15 2023, 8:43 PM · Parsoid, DiscussionTools

Mar 8 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T325713: Introduce a change tag to identify edits that include a reference.

While Edit Check is (probably) limited to VisualEditor, I think this tag should be applied to all published edits.

Mar 8 2023, 6:14 PM · Verified, Editing-team (Kanban Board), EditCheck, VisualEditor

Mar 7 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF changed the status of T254616: Post messages on user talk pages people affected by new requirements, a subtask of T255898: Tell people about the new requirements for custom user signatures, from Open to Stalled.
Mar 7 2023, 5:41 PM · MoveComms-Support
Whatamidoing-WMF changed the status of T254616: Post messages on user talk pages people affected by new requirements from Open to Stalled.

Realistically, I don't expect to make any progress on this during the current fiscal year.

Mar 7 2023, 5:41 PM · MoveComms-Support, DiscussionTools, Editing-team (Tracking)

Mar 2 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF renamed T330802: Stray blockquote tag removed from Stray blockquote tag added to Stray blockquote tag removed.
Mar 2 2023, 6:38 PM · Parsoid, DiscussionTools

Feb 28 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T330802: Stray blockquote tag removed.
Feb 28 2023, 10:21 PM · Parsoid, DiscussionTools

Feb 27 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF created T330706: DiscussionTools did something strange when replying to a transcluded comment.
Feb 27 2023, 9:52 PM · Parsoid, DiscussionTools

Feb 25 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T329749: Track most-subscribed-to/most-tokened/high-priority tasks on Phabricator.

"Most subscribed to" is a terrible metric because it's easily gamed. Anyone (logged in) can involuntarily subscribe as many people as they want to a task. If you tell me that T89970 needs to have a hundred subscribers to win, I can accomplish that in less than five minutes, without consent (or often even knowledge) of the people I "subscribe" to it.

Feb 25 2023, 7:56 AM · Phabricator

Feb 22 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T324730: Create the heuristic that will [initially] trigger the reference check.

About external links:

Feb 22 2023, 8:10 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.3; 2023-04-03), Editing-team (Kanban Board), EditCheck, VisualEditor

Feb 14 2023

Whatamidoing-WMF closed T321958: Announce addition of Clear Affordances to beta feature at Phase 2 wikis (desktop), a subtask of T321955: [Config Change] Add Clear Affordances to beta feature at Phase 3 wikis (desktop), as Resolved.
Feb 14 2023, 10:13 PM · Verified, TPP-Scaling, Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T321958: Announce addition of Clear Affordances to beta feature at Phase 2 wikis (desktop) as Resolved.
Feb 14 2023, 10:13 PM · Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T321958: Announce addition of Clear Affordances to beta feature at Phase 2 wikis (desktop).
Feb 14 2023, 10:12 PM · Editing-team (Tracking), DiscussionTools
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T320685: Consult with volunteers about proposals for making desktop Reply button more legible, a subtask of T323537: [Config Change] Add Clear Affordances (with arrow) to beta feature (desktop), as Resolved.
Feb 14 2023, 10:01 PM · User-notice-archive, Verified, Chinese-Sites, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.17; 2023-01-02), TPP-Scaling, Editing-team (Kanban Board), DiscussionTools