Whatamidoing-WMF (Sherry Snyder)
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Whatamidoing (WMF)

The profile image is a cropped version of https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sherry's_dandelion.jpg It is ultimately derived from a CC-BY-SA photo by User:4028mdk09 on Commons.

Recent Activity

Mon, Apr 23

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

Mon, Apr 23, 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

Fri, Apr 20

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:

Fri, Apr 20, 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.

Fri, Apr 20, 4:59 PM · VisualEditor

Thu, Apr 19

Whatamidoing-WMF created T192605: Copy and paste via Control-Drag doesn't work.
Thu, Apr 19, 10:05 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), Patch-For-Review, 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.
Thu, Apr 19, 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).

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

Mon, Apr 16

Whatamidoing-WMF added a project to T191031: Use OOUI icons in WikiEditor: User-notice.
Mon, Apr 16, 5:06 PM · Verified, User-notice, VisualEditor (Current work), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Design, WikiEditor

Fri, Apr 13

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.

@Capt_Swing, I wonder if editors are really confused about what it means. The feedback I've seen in recent months mostly amounts to new people (e.g., students) saying that they want to save the page privately or semi-privately, and that they don't actually want to be publishing it (where the whole world can see it). They seem to grasp that "Publish page" means that the whole world will be able to see it.

Fri, Apr 13, 4:33 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-08-30_(1.28.0-wmf.17)), Community-Liaisons, 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

Wed, Apr 11

Whatamidoing-WMF created T192018: Make it possible to edit the lead (section 0) when Javascript is disabled (mobile view).
Wed, Apr 11, 7:22 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), MobileFrontend

Tue, Apr 10

Whatamidoing-WMF awarded T190795: Add tool to write MassMessage to all pages linked to a Wikidata item a Love token.
Tue, Apr 10, 9:42 PM · Wikidata

Mon, Apr 9

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

Anomie, I don't feel like the goalposts have moved at all. I thought I had explained them pretty clearly in the second paragraph, which begins "My goal is:". In particular, "I want to be able to see which edits were not made through the traditional methods of a human clicking an edit button, typing something, and saving the changes" is what I'm calling a "manual" edit, and anything that doesn't use that method is what I'm calling a "script-based" edit.

Mon, Apr 9, 3:13 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API
Whatamidoing-WMF created T191752: Thanks button is not visible in historical visual diff mode.
Mon, Apr 9, 12:24 AM · Design, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs

Sun, Apr 8

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T169741: Show both "edit" and "edit source" tabs/section edit links on the French Wiktionary.

Wiktionary isn't a software product, so it doesn't have a product manager. VisualEditor, on the other hand, is a product and it does have a product manager.

Sun, Apr 8, 3:35 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Patch-For-Review, Wiktionary, VisualEditor

Sat, Apr 7

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T169741: Show both "edit" and "edit source" tabs/section edit links on the French Wiktionary.

I have never been under the impression that projects were run along democratic lines. Is this a common belief at the French Wiktionary? That idea is explicitly contradicted at my home wiki, of course, as well as in pages such as https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Founding_principles

Sat, Apr 7, 12:05 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Patch-For-Review, Wiktionary, VisualEditor

Fri, Apr 6

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T169741: Show both "edit" and "edit source" tabs/section edit links on the French Wiktionary.

Hello, Jack, Noe, and Pueblo.

Fri, Apr 6, 3:55 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Patch-For-Review, Wiktionary, VisualEditor

Wed, Apr 4

Whatamidoing-WMF created T191475: The same changes were made twice at Wikivoyage.
Wed, Apr 4, 10:45 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Tue, Apr 3

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

@Anomie, is there a better/more practical way to differentiate manual and script-based edits?

Tue, Apr 3, 10:37 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T191281: VisualEditor breaks galleries with <br /> in image captions.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Whatamidoing_(WMF)/sandbox&diff=834058158&oldid=834058082&diffmode=source for a simpler use case

Tue, Apr 3, 6:43 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Patch-For-Review, Parsoid, MediaWiki-Gallery, Multimedia, VisualEditor

Fri, Mar 30

Whatamidoing-WMF created T191103: Dragging a template to the top of the page shouldn't remove it.
Fri, Mar 30, 5:45 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-27 (1.31.0-wmf.27)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates, VisualEditor-EditingTools, Verified, VisualEditor (Current work)

Wed, Mar 28

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T153011: Special:Notifications is too slow to open.

This is just a guess, but it sounds to me like you might want to spend a little time with https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Locating_broken_scripts You might want to start with the &safemode=1 test.

Wed, Mar 28, 6:09 PM · Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), User-notice-collaboration, Notifications
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

Those screenshots are exactly what I want. Could you upload them to Commons? (I could do it for you, if you prefer.)

Wed, Mar 28, 6:05 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018)

Mon, Mar 26

Whatamidoing-WMF closed T186045: Write the first newsletter of 2018 for Editing as Resolved.
Mon, Mar 26, 5:34 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

Have you settled on the text for the first question?

Mon, Mar 26, 5:28 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018)

Mar 26 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188549: Stats on which clients/user-agents are making the most API edits.

In terms of those user agents, does the (pasted) list mean that there were hundreds of edits made by bot, a few dozen by the app, but nobody (in that list) using the regular editing windows?

Mar 26 2018, 3:25 AM · Analytics

Mar 23 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T189901: Ctrl-I and Ctrl-B cause a flash of styled content in Chrome with Syntax Highlighting in 2010 wikitext editor.

In VisualEditor's 2017 wikitext mode, these shortcuts add formatting (e.g., Command-B on a Mac produces '''Bold''').

Mar 23 2018, 6:57 PM · Browser-Support-Google-Chrome, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

Posting notices about two weeks before the start date seems to be the sweet spot. Two weeks is early enough that we can change plans if there are unexpected complications (e.g., "Not then! That's when ____ happens, too!"), but not so early that everyone will have forgotten about it by the time it finally starts.

Mar 23 2018, 6:08 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T67648: VisualEditor: Coordinates template is displaying in the wrong place.

More precisely, updating that scary template is something that I think a technically competent person, e.g., @Jc86035 @MaxSem @TheDJ or @JJMC89, should look into. :-)

Mar 23 2018, 6:04 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Mar 22 2018

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

I think so. How soon do you think this could be ready to start? (No need to talk to people in March, if the study will happen in August...)

Mar 22 2018, 10:16 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187583: First-time use of the cite button loses focus.

It happened again, this time at kuwiki:

Mar 22 2018, 6:16 PM · VisualEditor

Mar 21 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T190351: Any change to this paragraph adds two blank lines after it.
Mar 21 2018, 10:32 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T189836: Set deployment date for TemplateStyles on Wikivoyages, and publish announcement.

All of the relevant messages were posted as planned today.

Mar 21 2018, 10:06 PM · TemplateStyles
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T189836: Set deployment date for TemplateStyles on Wikivoyages, and publish announcement.
Mar 21 2018, 10:06 PM · TemplateStyles

Mar 20 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T190056: Can't open an office.wiki page in the visual editor.

That is plausible.

Mar 20 2018, 6:32 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T190056: Can't open an office.wiki page in the visual editor.

It works this morning. Maybe a temporary server problem? (All I recall about the error messages is that they took a very long time to appear and that the information in them amounted to "didn't work".)

Mar 20 2018, 4:43 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated subscribers of T190056: Can't open an office.wiki page in the visual editor.

I was having this problem in Safari. I didn't grab a screenshot, so I can't tell you which error message it was. @Elitre, how are things working for you on office.wiki this week?

Mar 20 2018, 2:53 AM · VisualEditor

Mar 19 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T190056: Can't open an office.wiki page in the visual editor.
Mar 19 2018, 3:20 PM · VisualEditor

Mar 16 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T184166: Visual diff shows signature as tildes.

Visual diffs is currently showing me nothing instead of either the signature or the tildes on office.wiki.

Mar 16 2018, 7:29 PM · VisualEditor-VisualDiffs, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T189564: CL support for VE base font-size increase from 12.8px to 14px (slight increase in interface, not content).

Volker, have you been thinking about a general solution to the wrapped-toolbars problem? I know it's not in scope for this task, of course, but it's a really big problem for some users (and for me, whenever I need to make high-resolution screenshots).

Mar 16 2018, 7:14 PM · User-notice, Community-Liaisons
Whatamidoing-WMF created T189901: Ctrl-I and Ctrl-B cause a flash of styled content in Chrome with Syntax Highlighting in 2010 wikitext editor.
Mar 16 2018, 7:05 PM · Browser-Support-Google-Chrome, MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror

Mar 15 2018

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

We've also talked about adding it to one of the existing menus, e.g., in the Help menu next to "Read the user guide" and "Leave feedback about this software".

Mar 15 2018, 9:26 PM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T189564: CL support for VE base font-size increase from 12.8px to 14px (slight increase in interface, not content).

Is this going to change the width of the toolbar's buttons? If so, then some users will find that the toolbar wraps at their preferred/needed zoom, and that it didn't do this beforehand.

Mar 15 2018, 4:41 PM · User-notice, Community-Liaisons
Whatamidoing-WMF awarded T188329: Enabling Citoid on Marathi wiki, and way forward to it a Love token.
Mar 15 2018, 2:58 AM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, Citoid
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T127354: Help some smaller Wikipedias' communities by writing the TemplateData and enabling citoid for them.

Thanks for your question, @Ivi104. Realistically, the citoid service can't change the dates to match each wiki's preferences. However, the templates themselves can easily re-format citoid's dates to display whatever you would like. The English Wikipedia has the code (look for their df parameter.)

Thank you, @Whatamidoing-WMF ! If you could perhaps elaborate a bit on where to find the df parameter, and how to format it to match hr.wiki styling? Thank you!

Mar 15 2018, 2:58 AM · Community-Liaisons, Citoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor

Mar 14 2018

TheDJ awarded T180842: When VisualDiff times out, please tell the user a Love token.
Mar 14 2018, 3:25 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-VisualDiffs

Mar 9 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T189322: "Templates used" doesn't get updated.
Mar 9 2018, 7:14 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Restricted Application added a project to T154598: NWE should implement a replacement for "Templates used on this page" feature: User-Ryasmeen.
Mar 9 2018, 7:14 PM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T153534: NWE: Language links, indicators, and transcluded categories are missing in preview.

Categories are shown in preview, but only if they are added directly ([[Category:Use British English]]) and not if they're added by transclusion ({{Use British English}}).

Mar 9 2018, 7:10 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-06-27_(1.30.0-wmf.7)), Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor

Mar 8 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T189267: Invisible templates are unexpectedly large.
Mar 8 2018, 11:12 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-06 (1.31.0-wmf.24)), VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Templates
Gryllida awarded T188028: Deploy the 2017 wikitext mode as the default editing environment for all users at office.wiki a Love token.
Mar 8 2018, 10:31 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188028: Deploy the 2017 wikitext mode as the default editing environment for all users at office.wiki.

For anyone writing documentation or trying to find out what it looks like, the system message in Prefs can be seen at [[MediaWiki:Visualeditor-preference-newwikitexteditor-enable]] ("Use the wikitext mode inside the visual editor, instead of a different wikitext editor." in English).

Mar 8 2018, 10:16 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

That's fine, Neil. I'll be interested in seeing your (cleaned-up, vetted, and representative) data when you get it.

Mar 8 2018, 2:02 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API
Whatamidoing-WMF renamed T179913: Category title appears in blue in preview, even when the description page hasn't been created from Category title appears in blue in preview, even when the description page hasn't been created to [Regression] Category title appears in blue in preview, even when the description page hasn't been created.
Mar 8 2018, 12:00 AM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-05 (1.31.0-wmf.11)), VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Mar 7 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF reopened T179913: Category title appears in blue in preview, even when the description page hasn't been created as "Open".

Codename Lisa reports that non-existent categories are previewing in blue. I verified this at the English Wikipedia. Only one of these cats should be blue:

Mar 7 2018, 11:59 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-12-05 (1.31.0-wmf.11)), VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF changed the status of T187583: First-time use of the cite button loses focus from Stalled to Open.

This happened again, at https://mr.wikipedia.org/wiki/१_ली_लोकसभा_सदस्य_३?action=edit

Mar 7 2018, 6:25 PM · VisualEditor
Restricted Application added a project to T188215: Invisible text in new wikitext editor on image pages: User-Ryasmeen.

At enwiki's VPT, Anon126 says that refreshing the page works around the problem, unless two edit tabs are enabled in preferences. I haven't tried to reproduce this. @Ryasmeen, could you please take a look at it, if you have a few minutes?

Mar 7 2018, 5:49 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Mar 6 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

We don't need a tag to tell us that millions of edits happen via the API. We already know that...

That's the problem: You know this. I know this. Normal editors do not know this.

True. Although I'm not sure spamming a tag is a good way to tell them. Getting Analytics to put together useful stats and presenting them in a blog post that you then publicize (to mailing lists, on Facebook, in the Tech News, and/or in pages like enwiki's Signpost or dewiki's Kurier) might work better.

Mar 6 2018, 3:04 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API

Mar 2 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

I remember the HHVM thing, and I remember it being rather – small potatoes. A couple of people wondered where it came from, were told, and were satisfied. One or two wanted better (i.e., intelligible to non-technical people) documentation. And that was about it.

Mar 2 2018, 5:33 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API

Mar 1 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187477: Switching an image to "basic" blanks the caption and alt text.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Whatamidoing_(WMF)/sandbox&diff=828305955&oldid=828305855&diffmode=source

Mar 1 2018, 8:01 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187784: Support deployment of CLL to the English Wikipedia.

The messages can be found in the archives now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)/Archive_58#Compact_Language_Links_update

Mar 1 2018, 7:54 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018), UniversalLanguageSelector, ULS-CompactLinks
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

What's the maximum number of wikis you want to consider?

Mar 1 2018, 7:43 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T153315: Pasting annotated wikitext results in double encoding and therefore <nowiki>s.

@Tkarcher, could you please re-test this with Syntax Highlighting disabled? The bug might be in CodeMirror...

Mar 1 2018, 7:36 PM · Regression, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-07-11_(1.30.0-wmf.9)), User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188620: enable citoid on zh-yue.wiki.

I believe that your next step will be copying the TemplateData for cite news, cite web, cite journal, and cite book. That's the only part of the /doc page that is truly needed for citoid (everything else is for humans). Then do a null edit on each template (NB: Not the /doc pages!) to make sure that the software has noticed the addition of the TemplateData.

Mar 1 2018, 7:29 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Community-Liaisons, Citoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T186045: Write the first newsletter of 2018 for Editing .

This is on wiki at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/VisualEditor/Newsletter/2018/February and has been delivered to enwiki already. The multi-lingual version will go out during the next couple of work days.

Mar 1 2018, 5:43 PM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188503: Identify two wikis to run a research study and get approval from their respective communities.

Gilles, I think this is possible. Do you have any requirements for the wikis? For example, do they both need to be Wikipdias? Do you want the two wikis to be on different continents or noticeably different cultures?

Mar 1 2018, 4:34 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018)
Whatamidoing-WMF placed T180775: $ symbol in translation up for grabs.
Mar 1 2018, 12:16 AM · Education-Program-Dashboard, Wikimedia-User-Group-Basque

Feb 28 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

How is an "API" tag, that would be present on a huge proportion of all edits, a useful answer to that? What the community probably actually wants to know, assuming they care in the first place, is what script is being used rather than just "OMGAPI!".

Feb 28 2018, 11:59 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

In relation to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Contributors/Projects/Editing_performance I'm looking at some numbers that indicate that in some larger Wikipedias, more than half of the edits aren't using any of the regular editing environments. There is no "speed for opening the wikitext editing window" in Twinkle, so we have to drop those edits. But experienced editors have no way to see, for themselves, just how many edits are being made without using scripts like this. They shouldn't have to rely on someone with database access to find out how edits at their wikis are being made. They also need to know just how heavily their communities depend on those tools.

Feb 28 2018, 8:07 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.

@Legoktm, if you think that tagging "non-traditional" edits would tag too many edits, then why don't we turn this around and tag the "normal" ones? Both modes of VisualEditor are already being tagged, so it wouldn't be that much of an expansion. The two modes of VisualEditor (the visual mode and the 2017 wikitext mode) appear to account for more than half of non-automated, non-script-based mainspace edits on most of the larger Wikipedias.

Feb 28 2018, 8:00 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T188532: PendingChanges is still using MediaWiki:Savearticle, sometimes, in at least the 2010 WikiEditor.
Feb 28 2018, 6:41 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF created T188532: PendingChanges is still using MediaWiki:Savearticle, sometimes, in at least the 2010 WikiEditor.
Feb 28 2018, 6:39 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-FlaggedRevs, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Feb 27 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.
Feb 27 2018, 8:12 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API
Whatamidoing-WMF created T188429: Copy-paste error on unlabeled links.
Feb 27 2018, 7:24 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-03-06 (1.31.0-wmf.24)), VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-CopyPaste

Feb 26 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T108504: Parsoid/VE adds images with pointless link parameter.

This is still a problem: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Whatamidoing_(WMF)/sandbox&diff=827797900&oldid=827694267&diffmode=source

Feb 26 2018, 8:11 PM · Patch-For-Review, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media, Parsoid, VisualEditor

Feb 22 2018

Elitre awarded T188028: Deploy the 2017 wikitext mode as the default editing environment for all users at office.wiki a The World Burns token.
Feb 22 2018, 6:33 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a subtask for T188028: Deploy the 2017 wikitext mode as the default editing environment for all users at office.wiki: T150578: Create a config option to enable NWE by default.
Feb 22 2018, 6:27 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a parent task for T150578: Create a config option to enable NWE by default: T188028: Deploy the 2017 wikitext mode as the default editing environment for all users at office.wiki.
Feb 22 2018, 6:27 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF created T188028: Deploy the 2017 wikitext mode as the default editing environment for all users at office.wiki.
Feb 22 2018, 6:26 PM · VisualEditor (Current work), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187674: User script to help guide classes of students working on medical articles .

It's possible that something useful could be done here, and the VisualEditor team has considered something similar. I understand that they also consider it to be much too complex for a short-term project like GSoC.

Feb 22 2018, 12:07 AM · Google-Summer-of-Code (2018)

Feb 20 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187583: First-time use of the cite button loses focus.

What web browser did you use for this test?

Feb 20 2018, 8:09 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183995: Make it possible to survey users who have just taken or completed an action .

Also, if a microsurvey appears as soon as the page is displayed, it might be annoying for someone who's just trying to check a quick fact. I believe that we'll usually get higher response rates from people who have done something other than just clicked a link to a Wikipedia article.

Feb 20 2018, 7:33 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T183941: Let me choose which page(s) my microsurvey question will be presented on.

It also needs to be possible to specify pages where a microsurvey *doesn't* display. For example, unless the question is specifically about the Main Page (perhaps in response to a recent re-design of that page), then that's probably the worst page in terms of both response rate and getting useful/actionable information from the respondent.

Feb 20 2018, 7:30 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons

Feb 16 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T187583: First-time use of the cite button loses focus.
Feb 16 2018, 9:29 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187495: Wikis using template-generated references no longer seeing ref list contents while editing.

This bug means that when you read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_cancer_awareness#Notes you see 93 entries, but when you edit that page, you see only one in that list, because 92 of them are generated by {{sfn}}, which the visual editor has never supported.

Feb 16 2018, 9:12 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
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187477: Switching an image to "basic" blanks the caption and alt text.

This might be related to T72603: Please warn if user adds caption for a pic but then chooses an image type that won't display it.

Feb 16 2018, 7:39 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media

Feb 15 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T187477: Switching an image to "basic" blanks the caption and alt text.
Feb 15 2018, 5:35 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Media

Feb 13 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T187007: TemplateData doesn't propagate to the template when transcuded from a non-template namespace.

Theoretically, you should be able to transclude TemplateData from any namespace.

Feb 13 2018, 7:58 PM · VisualEditor, TemplateData

Feb 12 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF created T187117: The "Empty server response" dialog would ideally go on top of the everlasting progress bar.
Feb 12 2018, 8:05 PM · VisualEditor
Whatamidoing-WMF updated the task description for T187071: Investigate performance of old diff system where user pastes a huge, complex article into another one.
Feb 12 2018, 4:13 PM · Performance, VisualEditor-VisualDiffs, VisualEditor

Feb 11 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T95702: Be able to use the auto-cite tool to insert a citation template outside of a reference a Love token.
Feb 11 2018, 1:47 PM · Design, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor, Citoid
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish".

Report from Facebook: some new users (in education programs) are reporting the "publish changes" button wording is "scary" and there's a request that it be changed to "save" in the Sandbox:

Feb 11 2018, 5:23 AM · Design, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T163302: Consider to re-label "Save changes"/"Publish changes" to be "Save & Publish".

Note: Legal did not object to the button saying "Save and publish page" when I asked. The length of these words varies significantly by language, so I suspect that people with product/user experience considerations would not encourage the change.

Feb 11 2018, 5:18 AM · Design, Community-Liaisons, VisualEditor, Contributors-Team, MediaWiki-Internationalization, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Feb 7 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF triaged T186737: Let me choose whether to present a microsurvey to logged-in or logged-out editors as Normal priority.
Feb 7 2018, 6:19 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), QuickSurveys, Surveys, Community-Liaisons
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T180697: Surface the impact of the initial successful edits.

If you are going to tell the new editor "Your contribution has been live for a week", then you need to first check that the contribution is still live.

Feb 7 2018, 6:14 AM · New-Editor-Experiences, Collaboration-Team-Triage (Collab-Team-This-Quarter), Notifications

Feb 6 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T185911: &viewsource=1 is not supported.

Do you suppose that it's related to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Misza13#View_source_script_is_not_working ?

Feb 6 2018, 7:20 AM · Chinese-Sites, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor

Feb 1 2018

Elitre awarded T186045: Write the first newsletter of 2018 for Editing a Love token.
Feb 1 2018, 10:10 AM · Community-Liaisons (Jan-Mar-2018)

Jan 30 2018

Whatamidoing-WMF changed the status of T163929: Support the Editing team in their changes to classic edit toolbar, a subtask of T30856: Remove classic edit toolbar from core, from Open to Stalled.
Jan 30 2018, 8:14 PM · MW-1.31-release, User-notice, MW-1.29-release-notes, Technical-Debt, JavaScript, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF changed the status of T163929: Support the Editing team in their changes to classic edit toolbar from Open to Stalled.

I don't know if or when this is going to happen.

Jan 30 2018, 8:14 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018), MediaWiki-Page-editing
Whatamidoing-WMF lowered the priority of T174587: Blog post about the server switch project from Normal to Low.
Jan 30 2018, 8:11 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018), Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment to T174587: Blog post about the server switch project.

This is here when, and if, it's ever needed, and it can stay here as long as it needs to. There is no deadline on my end.

Jan 30 2018, 8:11 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018), Wikimedia-Blog-Content
Whatamidoing-WMF changed the status of T174587: Blog post about the server switch project from Open to Stalled.
Jan 30 2018, 8:10 PM · Community-Liaisons (Apr-Jun-2018), Wikimedia-Blog-Content