Whatamidoing-WMF (Sherry Snyder)
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Recent Activity

Sat, Jul 21

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T190720: Syntax highlighting causes blurry text in 2017 WikiEditor in Internet Explorer.

It should only be separated if the underlying cause is different, and that's something for the devs to figure out.

Sat, Jul 21, 9:37 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer

Fri, Jul 20

Whatamidoing-WMF created T200107: Pasting content sometimes scrambles it.
Fri, Jul 20, 9:20 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-CopyPaste
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T189614: Text entered in WTE edit window is blurry/doubled .

This looks like T198278: [Regression ?] The text typed on the first line while adding a new section is blurry on Firefox.

Fri, Jul 20, 9:12 PM · Browser-Support-Firefox, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, Community-Tech, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Wed, Jul 18

Whatamidoing-WMF created T199925: Be able to insert horizontal rules (<hr> or ----).
Wed, Jul 18, 4:53 PM · VisualEditor

Tue, Jul 17

Whatamidoing-WMF added a project to T199655: Switching between old WTE and visual editing doesn't preserve changes: Browser-Support-Firefox.
Tue, Jul 17, 6:12 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), Browser-Support-Firefox

Mon, Jul 16

Whatamidoing-WMF awarded T194414: Please change the default watchlist time to 7 days a Love token.
Mon, Jul 16, 8:30 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-17 (1.32.0-wmf.13)), User-notice, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Whatamidoing-WMF created T199740: Bold and big not highlighted correctly in the 2017WTE.
Mon, Jul 16, 7:09 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T199739: Copying and pasting doesn't work when syntax highlighting is enabled in 2010 WTE on Windows.
Mon, Jul 16, 7:04 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, WikiEditor

Sun, Jul 15

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T199655: Switching between old WTE and visual editing doesn't preserve changes.
Sun, Jul 15, 9:28 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), Browser-Support-Firefox
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T199655: Switching between old WTE and visual editing doesn't preserve changes.
Sun, Jul 15, 9:27 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), Browser-Support-Firefox
Whatamidoing-WMF created T199655: Switching between old WTE and visual editing doesn't preserve changes.
Sun, Jul 15, 9:25 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), Browser-Support-Firefox
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T199554: Switching between visual editor and source mode gives error message.

There is a note at enwiki's VPT that says this also happens with ReFill, and another report at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse#%22Some_parts_of_the_edit_form_did_not_reach_the_server;_double-check_that_your_edits_are_intact_and_try_again.%22

Sun, Jul 15, 9:20 PM · VisualEditor

Fri, Jul 13

Whatamidoing-WMF created T199582: Please show a preview of the edit summary on the Preview.
Fri, Jul 13, 10:53 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T74199: VisualEditor: Create a meta dialog panel for setting page status indicators.
Fri, Jul 13, 10:39 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T199487: Failed to copy text in the Visual Editor.

Also, are you sure that it doesn't copy? The failure could be with the pasting step instead.

Fri, Jul 13, 9:56 PM · VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T199487: Failed to copy text in the Visual Editor.

I can't reproduce this in Safari 11 on Mac 10.12. Have you tried it in any other environment, or is this specific to Chrome OS?

Fri, Jul 13, 9:55 PM · VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T199572: Why does a single-paragraph, plain-old-text change produce a surprisingly messy diff?.
Fri, Jul 13, 7:47 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T96701: VE silently alters non-breaking spaces into normal spaces.
Fri, Jul 13, 7:36 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T161278: Add default gadget styling to Parsoid's output.

I looked at https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir?veaction=editsource in the 2017WTE preview (Parsoid) and the saved page. While the two aren't absolutely identical (e.g., the white space in the infobox is slightly different), I didn't see anything that actually looked broken. Is that expected, or has this problem somehow gotten better since this task was created ~16 months ago?

Fri, Jul 13, 6:52 PM · Gadgets, MediaWiki-API, Parsoid

Mon, Jul 9

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T109123: Please add either <code> or <kbd> to the existing VisualEditor toolbar in Flow a 100 token.
Mon, Jul 9, 4:10 AM · Growth-Team, User-notice, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), StructuredDiscussions, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Fri, Jul 6

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T197972: On sdwiki and hewiki, opens bare reference instead of template for templates not in the MediaWiki:Visualeditor-cite-tool-definition.json message..
Fri, Jul 6, 4:20 AM · I18n, RTL, VisualEditor, Citoid
Whatamidoing-WMF created T198936: If a user adds a link to a disambiguation page in the mainspace, suggest changing the link.
Fri, Jul 6, 4:16 AM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T161786: Suggestions for category in VE should be case-insensitive.

@Deskana, is this a duplicate of T59302: Suggest case insensitive results when searching for categories to add?

Fri, Jul 6, 4:10 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Tue, Jul 3

Elitre awarded T174587: Blog post about the server switch project a Like token.
Tue, Jul 3, 2:11 PM · Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018), Wikimedia-Blog-Content

Mon, Jul 2

Whatamidoing-WMF closed T174587: Blog post about the server switch project as Declined.

I'm going to close this. Feel free to re-open if it's ever wanted.

Mon, Jul 2, 6:29 PM · Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018), Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Whatamidoing-WMF renamed T193362: Make it possible to convert from a list to a table (and vice versa) from 5zdaaaaaaa to Make it possible to convert from a list to a table (and vice versa).
Mon, Jul 2, 4:04 AM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF removed projects from T193362: Make it possible to convert from a list to a table (and vice versa): TCB-Team, Mail, New-Editor-Experiences, Language-2018-Apr-June, KartoEditor, JADE, Hashtags, Gamepress, Tamil-Sites, Connected-Open-Heritage-Batch-uploads (RAÄ-KMB_1_2017-02), CheckUser.
Mon, Jul 2, 4:03 AM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Thu, Jun 28

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T197972: On sdwiki and hewiki, opens bare reference instead of template for templates not in the MediaWiki:Visualeditor-cite-tool-definition.json message..

See also T71498: VisualEditor: Please add an easy way to get from a citation template to the basic (manual) reference dialog and T67593: VisualEditor: Can't cut or copy citation template in Reference dialog, for reasons why someone might want to get to the basic dialog (which isn't currently possible at most wikis, if the ref contents are purely a template).

Thu, Jun 28, 10:55 PM · I18n, RTL, VisualEditor, Citoid
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T71498: VisualEditor: Please add an easy way to get from a citation template to the basic (manual) reference dialog.
Thu, Jun 28, 10:46 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T197972: On sdwiki and hewiki, opens bare reference instead of template for templates not in the MediaWiki:Visualeditor-cite-tool-definition.json message..
Thu, Jun 28, 10:42 PM · I18n, RTL, VisualEditor, Citoid

Tue, Jun 26

Whatamidoing-WMF created T198236: Table layout breaks when table-formatting template {{no}} is present, and a new column is inserted after it.
Tue, Jun 26, 5:56 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Tables
matej_suchanek awarded T180151: When you delete a parameter, the template dialogue box scrolls up to the top, and it should stay in the same place a Like token.
Tue, Jun 26, 2:22 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), Verified-in-Phase0, VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T193438: CL support for addressing linter errors on large wikis.

Ukwiki is down to about 4,000 mainspace errors total. This means that someone has done a HUGE amount of work in the last few days. Ptwiki and zhwiki both still have at least one category with more than 10K errors. Srwiki is now the third-worst situation, with a total of about 10K errors across all categories. Arwiki and viwiki have more than 5K errors

Tue, Jun 26, 4:09 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018), Parsing-Team

Jun 22 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T197972: On sdwiki and hewiki, opens bare reference instead of template for templates not in the MediaWiki:Visualeditor-cite-tool-definition.json message..
Jun 22 2018, 4:23 PM · I18n, RTL, VisualEditor, Citoid
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T194637: Enable Citoid on sd wiki.

You can translate the labels by going to this link: https://sd.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=سانچو:Cite_journal/دستاويز&action=edit&section=T-2 and clicking the "Manage TemplateData" button at the top. Click on any of the "Template Parameters" to see the details. Translate any item that is marked (sd) but is still in English. Save the page when you're done. It will take a while, but it's not complicated.

Jun 22 2018, 4:04 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Relations-Support, Citoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

Jun 21 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T197615: 2017 wikitext editor does not update the address bar URL after edit save.

The 2017WTE is "VE"; it is a mode within Extension:VisualEditor. However, I can only reproduce this with a single edit tab that points to VisualEditor's wikitext mode. I can't reproduce this with an edit in VisualEditor's visual mode.

Jun 21 2018, 3:10 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12))

Jun 18 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T193438: CL support for addressing linter errors on large wikis.

https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/26474 shows the wikis that had/have the most errors in articles. Ptwiki, ukwiki, and zhwiki are the ones that I've been focusing on recently, because they had 10,000+ errors to process. We're making progress, usually in individual error categories, at some of these wikis. A few of the wikis on the original worry list have already fixed almost everything.

Jun 18 2018, 7:31 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018), Parsing-Team
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T197524: Send security emails to users about their account immediately (not with the daily/weekly digest).

See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_165#if_login_doubtful_or_fails,_send_email_at_that_moment,_not_later

Jun 18 2018, 7:28 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T197524: Send security emails to users about their account immediately (not with the daily/weekly digest).

Many editors have set the email options in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo to "A daily summary of notifications" or "A weekly summary of notifications".

Jun 18 2018, 7:26 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T163929: Support the Editing team in their changes to classic edit toolbar.

DannyH and I are going to talk about this project in August 2018.

Jun 18 2018, 7:17 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018), MediaWiki-Page-editing

Jun 15 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish".
Jun 15 2018, 9:13 PM · Design, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187495: [regression] Wikis using template-generated references no longer seeing ref list contents while editing.

I think that Step 3, in which you click the Cite button, is the key point. While you're doing non-ref-related editing, or even editing existing ref-mimicking templates, everything's fine. The refs don't disappear until you try to insert a new one.

Jun 15 2018, 9:11 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), User-notice, Performance, Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References

Jun 13 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T197170: Centralise visual editor feedback on the English Wikipedia so that it goes to mediawiki.org.
Jun 13 2018, 8:06 PM · Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests, VisualEditor

Jun 12 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T197022: Preserve some content when merging table cells with empty cells.
Jun 12 2018, 6:21 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Jun 11 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T177206: Make Active Filter display area collapsible on Watchlist and Recent Changes.

Many, possibly most, wikis don't support the {{collapse}} templates. Will this project require creating /common.js and /common.css files at all of those wikis, or will it be self-contained?

Jun 11 2018, 4:11 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), Patch-For-Review, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Edit-Review-Improvements-Integrated-Filters

Jun 7 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T195487: Announce read-only time for wikis on s2 for 13th June 2018.

Nemo, a CentralNotice that reaches the two small English wikis in this list will *also* reach the English Wikipedia. So it will satisfy 99% of the users at those small wikis, and simultaneously annoy more than 50% of users at all the wikis. Annoying many thousands of unaffected users is not an acceptable tradeoff for reaching the small number who will actually be editing at those wikis.

Jun 7 2018, 6:30 PM · User-Johan, User-notice, Chinese-Sites, Community-Relations-Support

Jun 6 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T196524: VisualEditor's wikitext mode isn't loading in Mozilla Firefox 60 on Gentoo GNU/Linux with MinervaNeue.
Jun 6 2018, 3:51 AM · MinervaNeue (Tracking), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T196524: VisualEditor's wikitext mode isn't loading in Mozilla Firefox 60 on Gentoo GNU/Linux with MinervaNeue.
Jun 6 2018, 3:49 AM · MinervaNeue (Tracking), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

Jun 5 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T96710: Per-wiki customizable drop down menu for templates.

Maybe a local gadget? Gadgets should be able to add a button to the toolbar. I don't know if it's possible to add a drop-down menu, though. Wikivoyages would like to have about six templates, and there isn't necessarily room for six buttons on the toolbar.

Jun 5 2018, 5:39 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T96710: Per-wiki customizable drop down menu for templates.
Jun 5 2018, 5:38 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T193362: Make it possible to convert from a list to a table (and vice versa).

If I select multiple lines, and go to Insert > Table, could it ask me if I wanted to convert it to a table?

Jun 5 2018, 5:28 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T195487: Announce read-only time for wikis on s2 for 13th June 2018.

Johan, did you suggest a Sitenotice at the local wikis? A CentralNotice banner won't work (as explained above), but a Sitenotice will reach most of the affected people.

Jun 5 2018, 5:19 PM · User-Johan, User-notice, Chinese-Sites, Community-Relations-Support
Whatamidoing-WMF created T196422: Inserting a {{sfn}} template crashed the visual editor.
Jun 5 2018, 2:30 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates

Jun 4 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T195487: Announce read-only time for wikis on s2 for 13th June 2018.

For this request, can we generate a general maintenance note on meta so it can be added to the read-only message the users of the affecfted wikis will receive?

Jun 4 2018, 6:26 PM · User-Johan, User-notice, Chinese-Sites, Community-Relations-Support

Jun 1 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T108712: Can't edit table cell contents in Firefox on Ubuntu.

@Thinker78, is this still a problem for you?

Jun 1 2018, 7:13 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Browser-Support-Firefox, VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T195924: New Pages Feed: filter to draft states (1.2).

No, that category already exists. Please go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering and scroll down to the "Advanced options" section. Tick the box for showing hidden categories, and then go look at a few declined drafts.

Jun 1 2018, 7:09 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-17 (1.32.0-wmf.13)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
Whatamidoing-WMF created T196183: Preview uses the content language, and it should use the interface language.
Jun 1 2018, 6:41 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

May 31 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T123776: Make it possible to convert a bare URL reference that I just added.

This works as desired for me now.

May 31 2018, 3:15 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

May 29 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF closed T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities as Resolved.

I'm happy to see this work underway. @stjn, thank you for recommending that it be run at the Russian Wikipedia as well. I appreciate your help in expanding the project's reach.

May 29 2018, 7:02 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF closed T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities, a subtask of T187299: User-perceived page load performance study, as Resolved.
May 29 2018, 7:02 PM · User-notice, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-01 (1.32.0-wmf.2)), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), QuickSurveys, Unplanned-Sprint-Work, Performance-Team
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T195452: Improve the visibility of skipped paragraphs in a visual diff.

The diff (or at least the main part of it) for the first image is https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipédia:Le_Bistro/23_mai_2018&diff=148801046&oldid=148796501&diffmode=visual

May 29 2018, 7:00 PM · Design, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T131132: Re-label the "Save" button to be "Publish", to better indicate to users the outcomes of their action.

If you get more information, please share. I'll be interested.

May 29 2018, 6:31 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-30_(1.28.0-wmf.17)), Community-Relations-Support, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-05-03_(1.27.0-wmf.23)), MW-1.27-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, WikiEditor, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing, User-notice
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T157625: I want a way in wikitext mode to identify that a selection shouldn't be treated as wikitext.

Also, this needs a keyboard shortcut, because I need to be able to talk about wikitext in a Flow board, and I don't want to have to switch back and forth between visual and wikitext modes just to add 17 characters of what Ed calls "source mode escaping".

May 29 2018, 6:18 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

May 24 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T195514: Can't copy and paste a list on office.wiki page in the visual editor.
May 24 2018, 5:53 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Verified, VisualEditor (Current work), Regression, VisualEditor-CopyPaste
Elitre awarded T180151: When you delete a parameter, the template dialogue box scrolls up to the top, and it should stay in the same place a Like token.
May 24 2018, 3:03 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-10 (1.32.0-wmf.12)), Verified-in-Phase0, VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates

May 23 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T194939: Announce read-only time on-wiki to users of frwiki, ruwiki and jawiki (May 29, 2018).

I think we used the general maintenance banner (in addition to something else?), but @Seddon will doubtless be able to tell you.

May 23 2018, 6:26 PM · Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018), Tech-Ambassadors
Elitre awarded T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities a Like token.
May 23 2018, 6:03 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

I have seen no objections at cawiki or enwikivoyage, and https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipédia:Le_Bistro/11_mai_2018#Micro-sondage_sur_la_performance_d'affichage_des_pages has had no comments since the first day. I think we are ready to go!

May 23 2018, 5:15 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018)

May 22 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T194939: Announce read-only time on-wiki to users of frwiki, ruwiki and jawiki (May 29, 2018).

The CentralNotice banners from the server switches could be re-used if necessary, but I think it would be best to run them as sitenotices. (CentralNotice would display to anyone at any wiki that has French, Russian, or Japanese as their user interface language, but not to people at frwiki, ruwiki, or jawiki who have any other language set as their interface language.)

May 22 2018, 6:23 PM · Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018), Tech-Ambassadors

May 18 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T194945: Infobox overlaps with text, prevents editing the latter..

It happens with some infoboxes but not with others. Does this suggest that the problem is in the templates?

May 18 2018, 11:41 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T194945: Infobox overlaps with text, prevents editing the latter..
May 18 2018, 11:41 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF awarded T187951: Intermittent "Error loading data from server" error using VE on officewiki a Love token.
May 18 2018, 4:57 PM · Performance-Team, VisualEditor (Current work)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T127354: Help some smaller Wikipedias' communities by writing the TemplateData and enabling citoid for them.

I've been thinking that these smaller wikis would be a good place to trial wikidata citation templates (see: WikiCite ) which could actually could be fairly simple maintenance-wise as you can use non-lua templates. But that of course requires extra development to the citoid extension because we'd have to search for and create wikidata entities from the extension, so that seems fairly far out in the timeline.

May 18 2018, 4:52 PM · Citoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T114450: Citoid/VisualEditor doesn't handle citations for book chapters correctly.

I left a note at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help_talk:Citation_Style_1#Template_wrapper_for_book_chapters about this.

May 18 2018, 4:50 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, User-Ryasmeen, Community-consensus-needed, Citoid

May 17 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T95376: Tweak the citation to omit URLs to PubMed in favor of the PMID magic word.

I wonder whether the CS1 modules could be changed to ignore PubMed (and only PubMed) URLs when the PMID field is non-zero.

May 17 2018, 11:01 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid
Elitre awarded T194786: Create a project communication plan for Subbu a Love token.
May 17 2018, 3:51 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018)

May 15 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T194786: Create a project communication plan for Subbu.
May 15 2018, 5:57 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018)

May 14 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T193809: [Timebox 12hr] Investigation: applying copyvio for page review prioritization.

Thinking about when I've done this in the past, I have these two thoughts:

May 14 2018, 5:06 PM · Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol

May 10 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

I also posted the English screenshot at enwiki's VPT, in case someone takes questions there. I don't have a Catalan screenshot. Do we still need that translation?

May 10 2018, 9:46 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

Now posted:

May 10 2018, 9:37 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

Argh, I missed this message last week! Yes, now's fine. I'll post to enwikivoyage and cawiki now, and you can post to frwiki whenever you want. If you need to change the dates, I'll update those communities.

May 10 2018, 9:18 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T194414: Please change the default watchlist time to 7 days.
May 10 2018, 4:40 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-17 (1.32.0-wmf.13)), User-notice, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Whatamidoing-WMF created T194414: Please change the default watchlist time to 7 days.
May 10 2018, 4:40 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-17 (1.32.0-wmf.13)), User-notice, MediaWiki-User-preferences

May 4 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T193438: CL support for addressing linter errors on large wikis.

I've posted messages to 17 of the largest WikiProjects, measured by number of tagged articles plus number of active editors watching the group's talk page: example.

May 4 2018, 7:21 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018), Parsing-Team
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T160845: wrong author listed and wrong first/last name for the one author listed.

@Merrilee, that ISBN is for an audio recording, which (according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Citoid-template-type-map.json ) is supposed to use the {{citation}} template rather than the {{cite book}} template. (It's strange that the blog post mentions this ISBN in text, but shows a different one in the image.)

May 4 2018, 5:13 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid

May 3 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187951: Intermittent "Error loading data from server" error using VE on officewiki.

I'm having this problem in Safari. I think that the second edit on a page (in the same session) may be the problem.

May 3 2018, 6:47 PM · Performance-Team, VisualEditor (Current work)

May 2 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T193659: Make it possible to set a preferred language in a map in VE.
May 2 2018, 5:49 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-06-05 (1.32.0-wmf.7)), VisualEditor (Current work), Collaboration-Feature-Rollouts (Collaboration-Maps), Discovery, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Maps, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Whatamidoing-WMF created T193658: Make it possible to add a caption on a mapframe map.
May 2 2018, 5:47 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Discovery, Collaboration-Feature-Rollouts (Collaboration-Maps), Maps, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Whatamidoing-WMF added a project to T68808: Making an image Frameless with out any wrap option deletes the content of the caption: VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media.
May 2 2018, 5:46 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools
Elitre awarded T193438: CL support for addressing linter errors on large wikis a Love token.
May 2 2018, 10:07 AM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018), Parsing-Team

Apr 30 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

That sounds good. Do you have a date for when this will actually start? Are we ready to post the notes this week?

Apr 30 2018, 10:52 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-22 (1.32.0-wmf.5)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Relations-Support (Apr-Jun-2018)

Apr 29 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T193362: Make it possible to convert from a list to a table (and vice versa).
Apr 29 2018, 11:07 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, VisualEditor

Apr 26 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T193062: Undo/redo on citations doesn't work correctly.
  1. Change something in a citation.
  2. Click Undo.
  3. Click Redo.
  4. Click away. Why's that box still open?
  5. Click the Edit button on the box. Now it won't open, and now I can't save, even if I can do basic text formatting.
Apr 26 2018, 3:01 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Verified, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-EditingTools

Apr 25 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T193062: Undo/redo on citations doesn't work correctly.
Apr 25 2018, 6:00 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Verified, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-EditingTools

Apr 23 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T191031: Use OOUI icons in WikiEditor.

The syntax highlighting icon (not shown in the images at the top of the task) and the switch-to-visual-editing icon look very similar. When we tell people to "click the pencil icon", they're going to get confused

Apr 23 2018, 7:10 PM · Verified, User-notice, VisualEditor (Current work), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Design, WikiEditor

Apr 20 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T184786: Pages protected against creation show a wrong message about loading the editor.

@Kaartic reports useful details at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Ubm9jae6k4hza762 including the browser console error:

Apr 20 2018, 7:26 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Initialisation
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T182014: VE image search doesn't find images if the search query is entered too soon after the dialogue opens.

This happens sometimes when you're just typing. For @NH, "too fast" sometimes seems to be more than one character per three seconds, which sounds incredibly annoying. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Uabedjl98qqt3gw1 for a description.

Apr 20 2018, 4:59 PM · VisualEditor

Apr 19 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T192605: Copy and paste via Control-Drag doesn't work.
Apr 19 2018, 10:05 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF renamed T153534: NWE: Language links, indicators, and transcluded categories are missing in preview from NWE: Categories, language links and indicators are missing in preview to NWE: Language links, indicators, and transcluded categories are missing in preview.
Apr 19 2018, 6:39 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-27_(1.30.0-wmf.7)), Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T177102: Please consider inserting a blank line before and after lists, because it's pretty.

No, I don't think this is necessary (signal:noise considerations).

Apr 19 2018, 6:35 PM · Patch-For-Review, Parsoid-Serializer, Parsoid