Xaosflux (Xaos Flux)
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Recent Activity

Fri, May 25

Xaosflux updated subscribers of T195600: Old drafts on the English Wikipedia incorrectly marked as patrolled.
Fri, May 25, 4:09 PM · MediaWiki-Patrolling, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
Xaosflux added projects to T195600: Old drafts on the English Wikipedia incorrectly marked as patrolled: English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol, MediaWiki-Patrolling.
Fri, May 25, 4:08 PM · MediaWiki-Patrolling, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol

Thu, May 24

Xaosflux added a comment to T195520: Multiple projects reporting Cannot access the database: No working replica DB server.

Duplicated on meta: at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Deleteme

Thu, May 24, 7:36 PM · Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic, Wikimedia-Incident, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Wikidata, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikimedia-log-errors, Operations
Xaosflux renamed T195520: Multiple projects reporting Cannot access the database: No working replica DB server from Database error to Multiple projects reporting Cannot access the database: No working replica DB server.
Thu, May 24, 7:36 PM · Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic, Wikimedia-Incident, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Wikidata, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikimedia-log-errors, Operations
Xaosflux added a project to T195520: Multiple projects reporting Cannot access the database: No working replica DB server: Operations.
Thu, May 24, 7:35 PM · Wikidata-Ministry-Of-Magic, Wikimedia-Incident, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Wikidata, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Wikimedia-log-errors, Operations
Xaosflux created T195521: metawiki reporting Cannot access the database: No working replica DB serve.
Thu, May 24, 7:33 PM

Wed, May 23

Xaosflux added a project to T195397: {{PAGESINCATEGORY}} returns incorrect value on en-wiki Category:Candidates for speedy deletion: MediaWiki-Categories.
Wed, May 23, 6:58 PM · MediaWiki-Categories, MediaWiki-Parser
Xaosflux added a comment to T195397: {{PAGESINCATEGORY}} returns incorrect value on en-wiki Category:Candidates for speedy deletion.

Looks to be an ancient problem related to T18036

Wed, May 23, 6:56 PM · MediaWiki-Categories, MediaWiki-Parser
Xaosflux added a project to T195304: Special:UserRights does not display temporary groups to users that can not change userrights: MediaWiki-User-management.
Wed, May 23, 3:26 AM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Tue, May 22

Xaosflux created T195304: Special:UserRights does not display temporary groups to users that can not change userrights.
Tue, May 22, 3:32 PM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-Special-pages
Xaosflux added a comment to T195293: 503 error attempting to open multiple projects (Wikipedia and meta wiki are loading very slowly).

I'm aware - it's no big deal.

Tue, May 22, 1:48 PM · Language-2018-Apr-June, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikimedia-log-errors, Operations
Xaosflux awarded T195293: 503 error attempting to open multiple projects (Wikipedia and meta wiki are loading very slowly) a Burninate token.
Tue, May 22, 1:48 PM · Language-2018-Apr-June, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikimedia-log-errors, Operations
Xaosflux renamed T195293: 503 error attempting to open multiple projects (Wikipedia and meta wiki are loading very slowly) from Wikipedia and meta wiki are loading very slowly to 503 error attempting to open multiple projects (Wikipedia and meta wiki are loading very slowly).
Tue, May 22, 1:41 PM · Language-2018-Apr-June, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikimedia-log-errors, Operations
Xaosflux added a comment to T195293: 503 error attempting to open multiple projects (Wikipedia and meta wiki are loading very slowly).

503 errors loading various projects:

Tue, May 22, 1:39 PM · Language-2018-Apr-June, MediaWiki-extensions-Translate, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikimedia-log-errors, Operations

Mon, May 21

Xaosflux added a comment to T194778: Commons Deletion Bot: Compliance for ENWP bot trail.

Note, as enwiki Bot approver, if the date needs to be adjusted that is fine, and going +/-10% edits is also fine. The tagging request is new so if it is a problem, it can be skipped, and note the tag is likely not created on any other project so far. There are a few phab tasks open regarding using tags for certain types of edit identification (such as T13181) - but most of these are stalled out. Would be interested to know what the operator team thinks of using tags for this type of task once in production.

Mon, May 21, 1:28 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons

Tue, May 15

Xaosflux renamed T194425: The page field in Special:Abusefilter/test and Special:Abuselog has become mandatory from The page field in Special:Abusefilter/test has become mandatory to The page field in Special:Abusefilter/test and Special:Abuselog has become mandatory.
Tue, May 15, 3:44 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-HTMLForm, AbuseFilter
Xaosflux triaged T194769: abuselog requiring optional title parameter to be input as High priority.
Tue, May 15, 2:59 PM · AbuseFilter, Regression
Xaosflux created T194769: abuselog requiring optional title parameter to be input.
Tue, May 15, 2:58 PM · AbuseFilter, Regression
Xaosflux added a project to T13181: Mark bot edits in histories: MediaWiki-Change-tagging.
Tue, May 15, 1:57 AM · MediaWiki-Change-tagging, Schema-change, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs

Mon, May 14

Xaosflux added a comment to T188151: Create the Commons deletion bot which will post messages on article talk pages.

Questions added to enwiki BRFA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/Community_Tech_bot_5#Discussion

Mon, May 14, 5:44 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Commons

Sun, May 13

Xaosflux added a comment to T193075: Create the 'Event coordinator' user group on English Wikipedia.

This has no different global impact then accountcreator, confirmation is a community-local level action and does not have global impact. On enwiki the autoconfirm threshold is currently 4days+10edits, the thresholds vary on other projects. The +confirmed flag on one project does not carry over to any other project.

Sun, May 13, 12:53 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sat, May 12

Xaosflux reopened T76053: Specific userright to bypass $wgAccountCreationThrottle as "Open".

Reopen - that other task does not accomplish the same ability. Notably, we have editors that need to create accounts in excess of the rate limit for events, etc - however they should not be exempt from all rate limiting (e.g. page moving). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Event_coordinator is an example of the use case.

Sat, May 12, 2:38 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown

Fri, May 11

Xaosflux added a comment to T194529: Allow a user to be blocked from moving/renaming articles.

I think this should just be a collection of any actions that someone is blocked from, could be "move" but might as well be any blockable action (upload, thank, sendemail (migrate from existing system), etc)

Fri, May 11, 11:51 PM · MediaWiki-User-management

Fri, May 4

Xaosflux added a comment to T193903: The testing interface can only be used with abusefilter-modify right.

In looking how it is out there on various projects, targeting this as an "(abusefilter-view-private) or (abusefilter-modify)" gate should be done, as the ..view-private is not always explicitly assigned.

Fri, May 4, 9:29 PM · Patch-For-Review, AbuseFilter
Xaosflux added a comment to T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword.

Thanks, I've let others know on the noticeboards that if they run in to this to try to regenerate their bot password. Hopefully the work in "BotPasswords: Indicate when a password needs reset" can help make this better visible.

Fri, May 4, 9:06 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux added a comment to T193903: The testing interface can only be used with abusefilter-modify right.

May be better to extend to abusefilter-private instead of abusefilter-view, would like a clearer explanation of what may be able to be accessed from here that needed it to be restricted in the first place.

Fri, May 4, 7:19 PM · Patch-For-Review, AbuseFilter
Xaosflux added a comment to T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword.

Hi Anomie, I was able to do this on my own:

Fri, May 4, 7:00 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux added a comment to T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword.

@Anomie I personally observed this on accounts that had not had their main passwords changed since the botpassword was established, and the bot password was stored and previously working. AFAIK botpasswords should never "expire" correct?

Fri, May 4, 3:03 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux lowered the priority of T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword from High to Normal.

Some users are reporting success now - please monitor

Fri, May 4, 4:24 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux renamed T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword from API Logins are failing to authenticate to API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword.
Fri, May 4, 3:27 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux added a comment to T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword.

Note: after regeneration of bot password, that account can now logon, second account that was not regenerated is unable to logon still

Fri, May 4, 3:27 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux added a comment to T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword.

Regenerated botpassword, verified that web logon was working for account - no change

Fri, May 4, 3:23 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux added a project to T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword: Operations.
Fri, May 4, 3:17 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux triaged T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword as High priority.
Fri, May 4, 3:14 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux created T193829: API Logins are failing to authenticate with existing botpassword.
Fri, May 4, 3:14 AM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-15 (1.32.0-wmf.4)), Patch-For-Review, Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, Bot-Frameworks
Xaosflux added a comment to T193769: Thousands of failed login attempts (wrong password).

Graph of authentication - showing it is still occuring: https://grafana.wikimedia.org/dashboard/db/authentication-metrics?orgId=1&from=1525275869702&to=now&theme=dark&panelId=13&fullscreen&var-entrypoint=*

Fri, May 4, 3:08 AM · Security-Team

Thu, May 3

Xaosflux updated the task description for T193769: Thousands of failed login attempts (wrong password).
Thu, May 3, 11:56 PM · Security-Team
Xaosflux added a comment to T123243: Ability to alert when we get a sudden increase in bad passwords for privileged accounts, to possibly detect password brute-forcing.

T193769 may be a good example

Thu, May 3, 10:13 PM · Security-Team
Xaosflux added a project to T193769: Thousands of failed login attempts (wrong password): Security-Team.
Thu, May 3, 7:16 PM · Security-Team
Xaosflux added a comment to T193769: Thousands of failed login attempts (wrong password).

FYI: Unusual number of reports coming in on enwiki throughout the day as well.

Thu, May 3, 7:14 PM · Security-Team

Apr 25 2018

Xaosflux moved T193075: Create the 'Event coordinator' user group on English Wikipedia from Unsorted to Single wikis on the Community-consensus-needed board.
Apr 25 2018, 7:37 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Xaosflux added a project to T193075: Create the 'Event coordinator' user group on English Wikipedia: Community-consensus-needed.
Apr 25 2018, 7:37 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Xaosflux added a comment to T189425: Special:AbuseFilter: OOUI widgets take up more vertical space.

Here is a full screen example of the new layout, at 1050x1680 resolution - the menu selector consumes the majority of the screen now.

Apr 25 2018, 1:29 PM · AbuseFilter, OOUI
Xaosflux added a comment to T181770: Apex theme: Too much vertical space between form fields (Special:Preferences/MonoBook).

The abuse filter vertical space appears to be the same problem in monobook and vector, so it is just informational here.

Apr 25 2018, 1:26 PM · Patch-For-Review, MonoBook, OOUI, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Xaosflux added a comment to T189425: Special:AbuseFilter: OOUI widgets take up more vertical space.

@Aklapper, yes requires scrolling to even see the widget controls at many resolutions or if any project specific help as been customized in the summary area.

Apr 25 2018, 11:39 AM · AbuseFilter, OOUI
Xaosflux added a comment to T189425: Special:AbuseFilter: OOUI widgets take up more vertical space.
Apr 25 2018, 11:34 AM · AbuseFilter, OOUI

Apr 24 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T181770: Apex theme: Too much vertical space between form fields (Special:Preferences/MonoBook).

Apr 24 2018, 10:13 PM · Patch-For-Review, MonoBook, OOUI, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Xaosflux added a comment to T132284: Convert Special:AbuseFilter to OOUI.

Please see T181770 - did this get pushed out without verifying layout in all the skins??

Apr 24 2018, 10:10 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-08 (1.32.0-wmf.3)), MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-10 (1.31.0-wmf.29)), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-22 (1.30.0-wmf.15)), MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), AbuseFilter, Epic, UI-Standardization
Xaosflux added a comment to T181770: Apex theme: Too much vertical space between form fields (Special:Preferences/MonoBook).

This problem is now appearing in Special:AbuseFilter as well. Possibly related to T132284

Apr 24 2018, 10:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, MonoBook, OOUI, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Apr 22 2018

Xaosflux moved T192722: Add abuse filter modification access for global filters to sysops on metawiki from Untriaged to Low priority on the Stewards-and-global-tools board.
Apr 22 2018, 1:15 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Stewards-and-global-tools, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Xaosflux triaged T192722: Add abuse filter modification access for global filters to sysops on metawiki as Normal priority.
Apr 22 2018, 1:14 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Stewards-and-global-tools, Wikimedia-Site-requests
Xaosflux created T192722: Add abuse filter modification access for global filters to sysops on metawiki.
Apr 22 2018, 1:13 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, Stewards-and-global-tools, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Apr 18 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T192386: Enable RemexHTML on metawiki.

By bot tasks were mostly related to Special:LintErrors/self-closed-tag ; I'll see if anything else is easily scriptable.

Apr 18 2018, 9:02 PM · Parsing-Team, RemexHtml, Tidy

Apr 13 2018

Xaosflux moved T192147: Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences from Untriaged to Bug/Task Backlog on the Anti-Harassment board.
Apr 13 2018, 2:39 PM · Verified, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Regression, Anti-Harassment, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Xaosflux updated the task description for T176351: Allow users to restrict specific users from editing their own user page and subpages thereof.
Apr 13 2018, 2:36 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests, Anti-Harassment
Xaosflux renamed T192147: Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences from Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences to Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences.
Apr 13 2018, 2:25 PM · Verified, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Regression, Anti-Harassment, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Xaosflux added projects to T192147: Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences: Anti-Harassment, Regression.
Apr 13 2018, 2:24 PM · Verified, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Regression, Anti-Harassment, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Xaosflux added a parent task for T192147: Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences: T173973: Preferences/Notification, Save button stays disable when editing Block list .
Apr 13 2018, 2:24 PM · Verified, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Regression, Anti-Harassment, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Xaosflux added a subtask for T173973: Preferences/Notification, Save button stays disable when editing Block list : T192147: Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences.
Apr 13 2018, 2:24 PM · MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-09-05 (1.30.0-wmf.17)), Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 4), Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
Xaosflux updated the task description for T192147: Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences.
Apr 13 2018, 2:22 PM · Verified, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Regression, Anti-Harassment, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-User-preferences
Xaosflux triaged T192147: Regression: Changes to email blacklist or muted users do not activate Save button in Preferences as Normal priority.

Some keywords for searches:
echo-pref-notifications-blacklist does not activate saveprefs

Apr 13 2018, 12:53 PM · Verified, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-17 (1.31.0-wmf.30)), Regression, Anti-Harassment, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-User-preferences

Apr 9 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T191587: InteractionTimeline fails with error 400 when selecting an IP user.

It should either be fixed to work with IP's, or fix the workflow to result in a graceful denial instead of a protocol error. I'd much prefer the former.

Apr 9 2018, 8:27 PM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 21/22), InteractionTimeline
Xaosflux added a parent task for T183061: Feature Request: Add a tag to imported revisions to easily identify them in edit history: T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE.
Apr 9 2018, 4:56 PM · MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs, MediaWiki-Database, TechCom-RFC
Xaosflux added a subtask for T188433: Tag all edits by editor used (WikiEditor, API, etc), not just VE: T183061: Feature Request: Add a tag to imported revisions to easily identify them in edit history.
Apr 9 2018, 4:56 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, MediaWiki-API

Apr 8 2018

Xaosflux renamed T183061: Feature Request: Add a tag to imported revisions to easily identify them in edit history from RFC: Add a tag to imported revisions to easily identify them in edit history to Feature Request: Add a tag to imported revisions to easily identify them in edit history.
Apr 8 2018, 2:27 PM · MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs, MediaWiki-Database, TechCom-RFC
Xaosflux updated subscribers of T183061: Feature Request: Add a tag to imported revisions to easily identify them in edit history.
Apr 8 2018, 2:26 PM · MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs, MediaWiki-Database, TechCom-RFC
Xaosflux triaged T191711: don't invite people to post messages into archives as Lowest priority.

From a read, the problem is actually with the verbiage for posting to nonexistent user talk/talk SUBPAGES. Not necessarily just "archives" - on enwiki this is templated in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:No_article_text and may be adjustable there.

Apr 8 2018, 12:56 AM

Apr 7 2018

Xaosflux triaged T191708: Disable Two-factor authentication for user Barek on en.wiki as Normal priority.
Apr 7 2018, 8:34 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Apr 6 2018

Xaosflux moved T191587: InteractionTimeline fails with error 400 when selecting an IP user from Backlog to Defects on the InteractionTimeline board.
Apr 6 2018, 1:09 AM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 21/22), InteractionTimeline
Xaosflux created T191587: InteractionTimeline fails with error 400 when selecting an IP user.
Apr 6 2018, 1:09 AM · Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 21/22), InteractionTimeline

Mar 28 2018

Xaosflux added a subtask for T50956: Can't override optional message in all languages with local customisation: T122712: Revert Engllish Wikisource to no differentiation between en/en-gb/en-ca mediawiki namespace messages and language settings.
Mar 28 2018, 11:23 AM · MediaWiki-Internationalization
Xaosflux added a parent task for T122712: Revert Engllish Wikisource to no differentiation between en/en-gb/en-ca mediawiki namespace messages and language settings: T50956: Can't override optional message in all languages with local customisation.
Mar 28 2018, 11:23 AM · Language-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 27 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T122712: Revert Engllish Wikisource to no differentiation between en/en-gb/en-ca mediawiki namespace messages and language settings.

@Nikerabbit - there may be competing arguments. Mine is

Mar 27 2018, 9:43 PM · Language-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Mar 26 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T122712: Revert Engllish Wikisource to no differentiation between en/en-gb/en-ca mediawiki namespace messages and language settings.

enwiki VPT recent thread for reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)&oldid=832585665#No_Watchlist_notice_for_RfAs

Mar 26 2018, 9:26 PM · Language-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Xaosflux added a comment to T122712: Revert Engllish Wikisource to no differentiation between en/en-gb/en-ca mediawiki namespace messages and language settings.

Just ran across this headache again on enwiki, some user had changed their interface to en-gb and were no longer seeing any project custom interfaced messages - suggest they be able to fall back to en when interface message does not exist and user language is an en-variant.

Mar 26 2018, 9:24 PM · Language-Team, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Xaosflux added a comment to T181024: AbuseFilter should not cast arrays into strings.

How about a legacy directive that could be added to or warpped around the existing models (basically recasting in to arrays), would still require touching the filters but not so much "rewriting" them.

Mar 26 2018, 3:54 PM · Patch-For-Review, AbuseFilter

Mar 22 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T190351: Any change to this paragraph adds two blank lines after it.

Does not occur on import to test2wiki:

Mar 22 2018, 12:44 AM · VisualEditor

Mar 21 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T190234: Make User:Community Tech bot a global bot to avoid rate limiting for Commons Deletion Bot.

Can you describe what the needs for this are more?

Mar 21 2018, 1:41 AM · Commons, Community-Tech

Mar 6 2018

Xaosflux updated the task description for T188996: unable to view logs by user in some cases.
Mar 6 2018, 1:33 PM · MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown
Xaosflux added a comment to T188960: Figure out which bots mention users in summaries, how often, and decide how 'Edit summary pings' should handle bots.

not sure on casing on that table, may want to also to a:

Mar 6 2018, 4:59 AM · User-Niharika, Community-Tech
Xaosflux added a comment to T188960: Figure out which bots mention users in summaries, how often, and decide how 'Edit summary pings' should handle bots.

Note, some of these are not editing enwiki at all - for example:

Mar 6 2018, 3:36 AM · User-Niharika, Community-Tech
Xaosflux added a comment to T32750: [Epic] Ping/notify user when username used in an edit summary.
Mar 6 2018, 3:36 AM · User-notice, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Epic, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Xaosflux added a comment to T188960: Figure out which bots mention users in summaries, how often, and decide how 'Edit summary pings' should handle bots.

Perhaps stop by default, but allow an override via a new api parameter - this would have to be purposefully asserted and would not currently exist.

Mar 6 2018, 3:34 AM · User-Niharika, Community-Tech
Xaosflux added a comment to T32750: [Epic] Ping/notify user when username used in an edit summary.

@Niharika I've created a logging filter on enwiki, see results here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:AbuseLog&wpSearchFilter=905
(I just exempted SineBot due to the Blacklist already discussed)

Mar 6 2018, 2:37 AM · User-notice, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Epic, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Mar 5 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T32750: [Epic] Ping/notify user when username used in an edit summary.

@MusickAnimal muting the bots is a lot of work as EACH editor has to do it, better would be to investigate any high-use bots in advance and contact the operators. They could change their user: links to something else (e.g. contributions as mentioned above, or logs or something else). I'm not sure what the "best" approach to this is. Perhaps a more complicated "exempt API edits unless some additional parameter is purposeful set" ?

Mar 5 2018, 11:01 PM · User-notice, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Epic, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Xaosflux added a comment to T32750: [Epic] Ping/notify user when username used in an edit summary.

Is this going to hit for BOT edits that mention usernames? For example this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia%3AAdministrator_intervention_against_vandalism&type=revision&diff=828934435&oldid=828934414

Mar 5 2018, 5:25 PM · User-notice, MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-27 (1.31.0-wmf.23)), Epic, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications, MediaWiki-Page-editing
Xaosflux added a comment to T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.

@Aklapper the "display issue" is that the bounds of one row are intruding on another row as in the example above. While this may change with browser preferences somewhat as in Anomie's example, stock Firefox and stock Chrome on a not-logged in page both demonstrate the disruption.

Mar 5 2018, 12:53 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs

Mar 4 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.
  1. @Cyberpower678 Perhaps we can make an edit filter for high counts of U+0300 to U+036F in the summaries
Mar 4 2018, 11:52 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux added a comment to T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.

If it is actual desired to support that many vertically shifted characters (which I think it a bad idea), the boundary between rows should be maintained to prevent characters from one entry from overlapping another.

Mar 4 2018, 6:17 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux added a comment to T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.

@Aklapper see the image attached to the description

Mar 4 2018, 6:14 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux updated the task description for T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.
Mar 4 2018, 4:32 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux updated the task description for T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.
Mar 4 2018, 4:25 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux renamed T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box from Edit summaries causing certain control characters lead to dispay issues in histories and diffs to Edit summaries containing certain control characters lead to dispay issues in histories and diffs.
Mar 4 2018, 4:24 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux added a comment to T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.

Suggest a blacklist or whitelist be used for input validation of edit summaries, or have the parser ignore these somehow on display.

Mar 4 2018, 4:24 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux added a parent task for T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box: T119681: Edit summary issues (tracking).
Mar 4 2018, 4:20 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux added a subtask for T119681: Edit summary issues (tracking): T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.
Mar 4 2018, 4:20 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs, MediaWiki-Parser, Tracking
Xaosflux created T188865: Edit summaries containing many stacked combining characters ("Zalgo") can overflow the line box.
Mar 4 2018, 4:19 PM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, MediaWiki-History-or-Diffs
Xaosflux updated subscribers of T188846: API limit problem.

@matej_suchanek could this be the same issue you worked on for T161783

Mar 4 2018, 2:42 AM · Pywikibot-Wikidata, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot-core
Xaosflux added a comment to T188846: API limit problem.

See also T161783

Mar 4 2018, 2:37 AM · Pywikibot-Wikidata, MediaWiki-API, Pywikibot-core

Feb 28 2018

Xaosflux added a comment to T187577: Announce deprecation of Education Extension on each wiki.

Suggest a centralized page for questions on outreach.wikimedia.org, agree email-only responses are a limiting factor unless you set up role accounts and use Special:Email

Feb 28 2018, 5:21 PM · Epic, Education-Program-Dashboard, MediaWiki-extensions-EducationProgram