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Wed, Sep 23

Yair_rand closed T262329: Remove Wikipedia store link from enwiki as Resolved.
Wed, Sep 23, 9:42 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Yair_rand added a comment to T262329: Remove Wikipedia store link from enwiki.

@Lucas_Werkmeister_WMDE Seems to be gone for me (checking page source). Maybe it just took a bit of time to take effect?

Wed, Sep 23, 8:35 AM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 17 2020

Yair_rand created T263214: Update MediaWiki:Wikimedia-interfaceadmin-info to no longer use "recently".
Sep 17 2020, 11:18 PM · MW-1.36-notes (1.36.0-wmf.10; 2020-09-22), User-DannyS712, WikimediaMessages

Sep 14 2020

Yair_rand created T262783: Support Eastern Arabic numerals in project portals.
Sep 14 2020, 5:46 AM · I18n, Wikimedia-Portals

Sep 10 2020

Yair_rand created T262510: mw-indicators popups hidden under bodyContent content.
Sep 10 2020, 6:50 AM · Analytics-EventLogging, CSS, Analytics

Sep 8 2020

Yair_rand created T262329: Remove Wikipedia store link from enwiki.
Sep 8 2020, 9:14 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests

Aug 24 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T261133: Ban IP edits on pt.wiki.

No founding principle of Wikipedia would be disrespected.

I recommend reading the second Wikimedia founding principle: "The ability of almost anyone to edit (most) articles without registration."

Aug 24 2020, 9:45 PM · Growth-Team, Anti-Harassment, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Jul 28 2020

Yair_rand awarded T63547: Make [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] and [[Special:RecentChangesLinked]] work with links which use [[Special:MyLanguage]] a Doubloon token.
Jul 28 2020, 9:32 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-General

Jun 14 2020

Yair_rand created T255381: English Wikipedia sidebar changes.
Jun 14 2020, 8:04 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Reading-Web-Local-Wiki-Issues

Jun 5 2020

Demian awarded T71729: [collapsibleTabs] If a tab's width changes after initial page load, endless animation loop can happen a Like token.
Jun 5 2020, 12:25 AM · User-Demian, Readers-Web-Backlog, Patch-For-Review, Regression, Vector

Jun 4 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T120319: Migrate graphs from Vega 1 to Vega 2 syntax on edit with VE.

I'm inclined to change this task to scrubbing all instances of vega 1 graphs out right. Any disagreement?

Jun 4 2020, 6:06 AM · VisualEditor, MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Jun 3 2020

Pppery awarded T254409: Limit mass-adding subscribers on Phabricator a Dislike token.
Jun 3 2020, 10:12 PM · Phabricator
Yair_rand created T254409: Limit mass-adding subscribers on Phabricator.
Jun 3 2020, 10:02 PM · Phabricator

May 13 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T252467: Notify editors and users to update their Vector gadgets and user scripts/styles on portal CSS selector simplification.

Removed most of the subscribers. Subscribing hundreds of people is not an appropriate way to notify them, and having everyone notified about every comment and change here is basically spam. Frankly, I'm surprised Phabricator even allowed that. It really shouldn't, IMO.

May 13 2020, 7:06 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2020), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), User-notice, Desktop Improvements, Vector
Yair_rand updated subscribers of T252467: Notify editors and users to update their Vector gadgets and user scripts/styles on portal CSS selector simplification.
May 13 2020, 7:04 PM · CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2020), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), User-notice, Desktop Improvements, Vector

May 12 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T139050: Portal Page Update: wikimedia.org.

Maybe create a redirect to https://wikimediafoundation.org/? Or vice versa, create a redirect from https://wikimediafoundation.org/ to https://wikimedia.org?

wikimediafoundation.org is the corporate website of a particular Wikimedia organization, the Wikimedia Foundation. wikimedia.org is a movement site. Redirecting one to the other would not make sense.

May 12 2020, 2:19 AM · wikimediafoundation.org, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Wikimedia-Portals, Discovery

Apr 23 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T218270: Mute: Add links to the Tools menu on user pages to mute/unmute user.

I think I prefer Mute options now that I think about it. :P

That was my initial thought. :) Will change.

Apr 23 2020, 5:03 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.15; 2019-07-23), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), MediaWiki-Email, Notifications, Growth-Team
Yair_rand added a watcher for wikimediafoundation.org: Yair_rand.
Apr 23 2020, 4:31 PM

Apr 2 2020

Yair_rand awarded T90573: Review and deploy DynamicPageListEngine a Doubloon token.
Apr 2 2020, 4:01 AM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Wikimedia-Extension-setup

Mar 30 2020

MusikAnimal awarded T124254: Replace static images with full client-rendered graphs a Like token.
Mar 30 2020, 10:56 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Mar 23 2020

Yair_rand created T248284: On Special:OAuthManageMyGrants, "manage access" leads to Fatal exception.
Mar 23 2020, 4:51 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-OAuth

Mar 19 2020

Yair_rand created T248054: CSS failing to load on mediawiki.org.
Mar 19 2020, 5:20 AM · CSS, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Performance-Team
Yair_rand created T248053: CSS failing to load on mediawiki.org.
Mar 19 2020, 5:19 AM · CSS, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, Performance-Team

Mar 17 2020

Yair_rand created T247904: Graph extension's maps should support the Robinson projection.
Mar 17 2020, 9:35 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Graph
Yair_rand added a comment to T38316: Set "Add pages I edit to my watchlist" and "Add pages I create to my watchlist" to true by default on Wikimedia wikis (only for new users).

I suspect that there may be a fair amount of new-ish users who patrol the recent changes, and wouldn't want every instance of reverted vandalism to result in another page they know nothing about added to their watchlist. Maybe the preference option can be split to not include reverts as regular edits?

Mar 17 2020, 7:38 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests
Yair_rand added a comment to T116894: Add recently active users count to Special:GadgetUsage.

@Reedy When I view that page, I don't see an "Active users" column. Also, the sentence "A maximum of 5,000 results are available in the cache." does not appear on the page.

Mar 17 2020, 7:19 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-12-08_(1.27.0-wmf.8)), Community-Tech-fixes, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets
Yair_rand awarded T121516: Add opt-out statistics for default gadgets listed at Special:GadgetUsage a Doubloon token.
Mar 17 2020, 7:16 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets
Yair_rand added a project to T121516: Add opt-out statistics for default gadgets listed at Special:GadgetUsage: Community-Tech.

The GadgetUsage system is maintained by Community-Tech, I think?

Mar 17 2020, 7:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets
Yair_rand added a comment to T116894: Add recently active users count to Special:GadgetUsage.

I notice that this runs on every wiki except for the English Wikipedia. Was this a deliberate decision (performance reasons, presumably?), or is it a bug?

Mar 17 2020, 7:12 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2015-12-08_(1.27.0-wmf.8)), Community-Tech-fixes, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets

Mar 5 2020

Krinkle awarded T246602: makeCollapsible allows applying event handler to any CSS selector (CVE-2020-10960) a Orange Medal token.
Mar 5 2020, 2:46 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.26; 2020-03-31), MW-1.33-notes, MW-1.34-notes, MW-1.31-release-notes, MediaWiki-General, Security, Security-Team

Mar 3 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T148061: Feasibility of hosting podcast setup on Wikimedia servers.

When viewing a category on Commons, there's a link in the sidebar titled "RSS feed", linking to a feed of that category, generated by the CatFood tool hosted on the Toolserver. It can also generate RSS feeds of uploads from a particular account.

Mar 3 2020, 4:06 AM · WMF-Communications, Operations
Yair_rand awarded T76438: Provide daily Wikimedia Foundation donation totals graph a Doubloon token.
Mar 3 2020, 3:58 AM · Wikimedia-Fundraising

Mar 2 2020

Yair_rand created T246602: makeCollapsible allows applying event handler to any CSS selector (CVE-2020-10960).
Mar 2 2020, 3:28 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.26; 2020-03-31), MW-1.33-notes, MW-1.34-notes, MW-1.31-release-notes, MediaWiki-General, Security, Security-Team
Yair_rand added projects to T246601: Collapsible element custom toggle should allow different text for collapsing and expanding: MediaWiki-Interface, JavaScript.
Mar 2 2020, 3:26 AM · JavaScript, MediaWiki-Interface
Yair_rand created T246601: Collapsible element custom toggle should allow different text for collapsing and expanding.
Mar 2 2020, 3:25 AM · JavaScript, MediaWiki-Interface

Feb 26 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T174981: Add pageviews total counts to WDQS.

Most query results sets meant for human consumption would benefit from having the results sorted by pageviews. Needing to filter for a certain level of prominence is very common, and using the API isn't a workable solution for most people who would benefit from this.

Feb 26 2020, 8:27 PM · Analytics-Radar, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Feb 25 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T234788: Commons limit on data is 2,048 kilobytes.

See my above comment, and @Lucas_Werkmeister_WMDE response -- while it stores things in the compact JSON form, the length is checked while it is in the "pretty-printed" format. A way to work around it might be to upload it to the server in the compact form via API, in which case it might get accepted.

Feb 25 2020, 7:49 AM · Commons-Datasets
Yair_rand awarded T109271: Allow to filter the userrights log by types a Doubloon token.
Feb 25 2020, 12:34 AM · MediaWiki-Logevents

Feb 24 2020

Yair_rand created T245968: Pageviews API should allow specifying a country.
Feb 24 2020, 7:13 AM · Pageviews-API, Analytics
Yair_rand created T245967: Geoeditors dataset should use country ISO codes instead of country names.
Feb 24 2020, 6:25 AM · Product-Analytics, Analytics

Feb 17 2020

Yair_rand created T245466: Publish data on editors per country for sister projects.
Feb 17 2020, 9:47 PM · Analytics, Product-Analytics

Feb 11 2020

leila awarded T244685: Analytics datasets should be under a free license a Love token.
Feb 11 2020, 11:41 PM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics

Feb 10 2020

Yair_rand created T244806: API action=centralnoticequerycampaign does not work for campaigns with ampersands.
Feb 10 2020, 11:08 PM · Fundraising-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice
Yair_rand created T244685: Analytics datasets should be under a free license.
Feb 10 2020, 6:26 AM · Analytics-Kanban, Analytics

Feb 6 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T244441: Automatically upload public Wikimedia datasets to Commons.

APIs can't normally be used from wiki pages. And doing just a one-time upload of existing data sets means that Commons won't reliably have an up-to-date dataset, meaning wikis wouldn't be able to rely on them.

Feb 6 2020, 9:43 PM · Analytics
Yair_rand added a comment to T244441: Automatically upload public Wikimedia datasets to Commons.

@Nuria Sorry, I didn't mean that it would be used on Commons itself. Data uploaded to Commons can be used on all Wikimedia wikis, via Lua modules. This would be useful on Meta and on some (statistics) project pages on some content wikis.

Feb 6 2020, 5:02 AM · Analytics
Yair_rand created T244441: Automatically upload public Wikimedia datasets to Commons.
Feb 6 2020, 2:58 AM · Analytics

Feb 2 2020

Yair_rand added a comment to T235235: Document data backup and disaster recovery plan for https://space.wmflabs.org and https://discuss-space.wmflabs.org.

@Tgr See m:Talk:Wikimedia_Space#Export_strategy. If I'm not mistaken (@Qgil please feel free to correct me), using dumps and open formats for the WMF's Space project has been specifically rejected.

Feb 2 2020, 8:28 PM · Space (Jan-Mar-2020)

Jan 1 2020

Yair_rand created T241683: Remove "Create a book" link from sidebar on English Wikipedia.
Jan 1 2020, 4:09 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.31; 2020-05-05), Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), User-DannyS712, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Collection

Dec 11 2019

Yair_rand awarded T42456: Add social sharing feature after upload a Dislike token.
Dec 11 2019, 12:00 AM · Multimedia, UploadWizard
Yair_rand added a comment to T42456: Add social sharing feature after upload.

Promoting the use of social networks from Wikimedia projects is really problematic, IMO.

Dec 11 2019, 12:00 AM · Multimedia, UploadWizard

Nov 18 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T231482: Show cheatsheet instead of edittools when editing code.

(Also relevant: T55740.)

Nov 18 2019, 7:00 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, CodeEditor
Yair_rand added a comment to T231482: Show cheatsheet instead of edittools when editing code.

Ideally, these would probably also be working like edittools, in the sense that clicking on the elements would add them to the code. This would depend on T55743 being fixed.

Nov 18 2019, 6:57 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, CodeEditor

Nov 17 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T71445: Implement a sane code-review process for MediaWiki JS/CSS pages on Wikimedia sites.

For general issues with forking/merging pages, see T113004.

Nov 17 2019, 6:22 PM · Security, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Developer-Advocacy, MediaWiki-extensions-Gadgets, JavaScript, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
Yair_rand created T238502: Page previews text should wrap around images.
Nov 17 2019, 6:01 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), Page-Previews

Nov 14 2019

Yair_rand created T238353: Update old fundraising dataset with information on current status.
Nov 14 2019, 6:29 PM · Datasets-General-or-Unknown

Oct 23 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T211881: graphoid: Code stewardship request.

Hello all. We're going to turn this into a client-side feature and divest of the server side rendering componentry.

Oct 23 2019, 10:18 AM · Release-Engineering-Team-TODO (201908), Release-Engineering-Team (Code Health), Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Services (watching), Operations, Code-Stewardship-Reviews, Graphoid

Oct 7 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T120085: RFC: Serve Main Page of Wikimedia wikis from a consistent URL.

How will this work for projects with a different main page for each language, eg Commons? The main page depends on the user's interface language. Normally, if you're a French-language user and you navigate to https://commons.wikimedia.org/ , you get redirected to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Accueil . Will https://commons.wikimedia.org/ still show the correct content to each user?

Oct 7 2019, 6:00 AM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), Fundraising-Backlog, Editing-team, Parsing-Team, User-notice, Platform Engineering, Performance-Team, Operations, Traffic, TechCom-RFC, SEO, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Sep 22 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T232983: Process to handle questions addressed to the Wikimedia Foundation.

I understand the initial resistance but, really, it can also be said that sending regular Wikimedia contributors to high traffic talk pages in Meta has also a risk of losing engagement. I don't think many volunteers feel engaged keeping up watching a page with a traffic like, say, en.wiki Technical Village Pump, only to check whether a certain question has been answered, check a diff across multiple sections...

We already have pings, and cross-wiki notifications, and there's a team working on increasing the usability of existing talk pages further.

Sep 22 2019, 7:19 PM · WMF-Communications

Sep 12 2019

Yair_rand created T232797: Search suggestions override right/middle-clicking behaviour.
Sep 12 2019, 11:33 PM · Wikimedia-Portals
Yair_rand added a comment to T159596: Let the user change the interface language of the wikipedia.org portal.

At first glance, this certainly sounds necessary. It's a multilingual site, and should work for everyone.

Sep 12 2019, 11:19 PM · I18n, Discovery-Portal-Backlog, Discovery, Wikimedia-Portals

Sep 9 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T131280: Make aggregate data on editors per country per wiki publicly available.

Ideas to lower the number of potential problems:

  • Make the numbers less precise, somehow? Something like making each unique editor have a 10% chance of being skipped in the count and 10% chance of being counted twice, or some such. (This would need to persist per editor between reports, I think. Maybe even do the same thing to the changes in numbers when someone leaves.)
  • Don't generate a new report when only one editor has joined or left since the previous report. Perhaps even per-country, don't update unless there's a change of at least several counted users since the last report.

(Probably stupid question: Aren't there people who actually specialize in this kind of thing, with established methods for preventing leaking data on particular individuals?)

Sep 9 2019, 6:40 AM · Product-Analytics, Analytics-Kanban

Sep 8 2019

Yair_rand created T232286: Oddly placed link underline on portal sister project links.
Sep 8 2019, 6:11 PM · Wikimedia-Portals

Sep 1 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T150417: Allow users to code in localized programming languages.

Okay, I know this was closed as declined, but the problems mentioned seem really easy to solve. Variable naming conflicts with keywords can be handled the same way any decent transpiler handles them (adding/removing underscores as necessary to avoid conflicts), and importing/exporting and cross-wiki maintenance can be handled by a "base" form in English not normally visible but easily accessible. Here's a working English-to/from-other Lua translator: https://gist.github.com/YairRand/e22aded969e6de8cbb283e62868153a1 .

Sep 1 2019, 7:28 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, I18n, MediaWiki-Internationalization

Aug 29 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T231604: Add ability to change local user rights to `staff` global group.

So, to be clear: This is about when developers need temporary local user rights necessary for software testing?

Aug 29 2019, 11:12 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Operations
Yair_rand added a comment to T231604: Add ability to change local user rights to `staff` global group.

In what cases would T&S need to add local user rights to staff accounts?

Aug 29 2019, 11:01 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Operations

Aug 28 2019

Yair_rand created T231483: There should be a complete and up-to-date public staff list.
Aug 28 2019, 5:22 PM · wikimediafoundation.org
Yair_rand created T231482: Show cheatsheet instead of edittools when editing code.
Aug 28 2019, 4:58 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto, CodeEditor

Aug 27 2019

Yair_rand created T231265: Document Security Council on-wiki.
Aug 27 2019, 5:42 AM · Documentation, Security-Team
Yair_rand closed T184302: Stacked charts don't respect order of axes as Resolved.

I modified the Graph module to use the user-specified order (ie y1 goes before y2), rather than alphabetical order, and copied the changes to the version on mediawiki.org. Seems fixed.

Aug 27 2019, 5:32 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Graph

Aug 25 2019

Yair_rand awarded T96309: Make Graphoid return SVGs a Doubloon token.
Aug 25 2019, 6:57 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Graph, Graphoid

Aug 21 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T131280: Make aggregate data on editors per country per wiki publicly available.

Several examples of ways to find out a user's country: (Note: A lot of this depends on how frequently this report will be published.)

  • Data is published, some time passes, during which precisely one new editor has shown up who wasn't there previously. The counter for one country goes up a step from, say, 20-30 to 30-40. This user's country has been revealed.
  • A very small wiki that normally wouldn't have the data published has exactly one editor. A malicious user trying to determine that editor's country creates nine "active" accounts in a particular country. If the counter shows 10+, the country has been revealed. The malicious user can repeat, and also test many countries at once to narrow it down.
  • Combination of the above tactics: A malicious user tries to keep several countries' counters at the boundary, so that either a new user will cause the count to increment, or a leaving user will cause it to decrement. If all users joining in the same duration but one can be ruled out by time-zone data or similar, the remaining user's country has been revealed.
  • There are ten active editors on a project. One of the countries shows 10-20. The country of all of the editors has been revealed.
  • There are 16 active editors on a project. A malicious user creates four active accounts in a country. The counter shows 20-30. The country of all of the editors has been revealed.
Aug 21 2019, 6:33 AM · Product-Analytics, Analytics-Kanban

Aug 19 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T222467: Google still shows old logo for Wikimedia Foundation.

For "Wikimedia", the original colored Wikimedia logo would be correct, IIRC.

Aug 19 2019, 1:31 AM · WMF-Communications, SEO

Aug 18 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T131280: Make aggregate data on editors per country per wiki publicly available.

Unless I'm very much mistaken, the described system will make it possible to determine the country of specific editors, in some situations.

Aug 18 2019, 6:26 PM · Product-Analytics, Analytics-Kanban

Aug 13 2019

Yair_rand created T230456: Don't list translations as orphaned pages.
Aug 13 2019, 10:54 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Translate

Aug 9 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T201636: The staff page does not show teams/sub-teams anymore which makes it considerably less useful.

I've been working on a template on Meta for working with staff data at m:Template:WMF Staff, which can be used to automatically populate various kinds of navboxes and team galleries on Meta-Wiki. It also fills m:Wikimedia Foundation staff and contractors, which is in the process of being styled like the current WMF site's list in the hope that whoever manages that site might redirect the page to Meta, and fills m:Wikimedia Foundation staff and contractors/oldstyle (probably to be renamed at some point), which maintains the design of the old list, including subteams.

Aug 9 2019, 12:34 AM · wikimediafoundation.org

Aug 8 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T221639: Establish Foundation's Security Council.

Security Council charter document has been drafted and submitted for approval.

Aug 8 2019, 12:54 AM · Security-Team

Aug 6 2019

Yair_rand created T229950: Merge or delete grantswiki.
Aug 6 2019, 6:00 PM · Operations, Wiki-Setup (Delete / Redirect)

Aug 5 2019

Restricted Application changed the subtype of T137714: Spike on Apple Pay from "Task" to "Spike".

Related: T212246

Aug 5 2019, 1:04 AM · Fundraising-Backlog, Spike, Fundraising-Backlog-Old

Jul 31 2019

Yair_rand created T229380: Link wiki accounts to Phabricator accounts.
Jul 31 2019, 5:04 AM · Phabricator

Jul 18 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T217181: Create an on-wiki index of fundraising-tech-related google docs.

I would recommend moving the contents of the docs on-wiki as well. Using Google Docs is very problematic in various ways (closed-source, non-transparent, far away from Wikimedia activities, privacy issues, etc).

Jul 18 2019, 4:29 AM · fundraising-tech-ops, Fundraising-Backlog

Jul 4 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T202031: Special page redirects should preserve safemode parameter.

Agree, having all redirect special pages work preserve safemode would be a good thing.

Jul 4 2019, 4:25 AM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.14; 2019-07-16), Performance-Team, MediaWiki-ResourceLoader, User-DannyS712, MediaWiki-Special-pages

Jun 27 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T226664: Allow commenting/contributing without an account on Wikimedia Space.

Besides, the possibility to post without registration exposes us to spam, vandalism and harassment for no real benefit. If someone wants to post anonymously, they can get a free email address somewhere, create a Wikimedia account with some text string as username, and from there get a Space account.

Jun 27 2019, 4:59 PM · Space (Jul-Sep-2019)

Jun 26 2019

Yair_rand created T226664: Allow commenting/contributing without an account on Wikimedia Space.
Jun 26 2019, 8:18 PM · Space (Jul-Sep-2019)

Apr 30 2019

Yair_rand created T222133: "Edit SPARQL" link is broken in embed.html.
Apr 30 2019, 5:05 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikidata-Campsite (Wikidata-Campsite-Iteration-∞), Wikidata, Wikidata Query UI

Mar 25 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T131280: Make aggregate data on editors per country per wiki publicly available.

@Nuria The WMF internal wiki isn't publicly accessible, making its contents unavailable to the community. Unless there's particular reason the guidelines need to be withheld, I would think that reasonable transparency would require that they not be hidden inside the WMF's private wiki.

Mar 25 2019, 8:17 AM · Product-Analytics, Analytics-Kanban

Mar 19 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T217800: Support complex constraints.

Couldn't the complex constraints be migrated to statements, if that's what it would take?

Mar 19 2019, 12:59 AM · Wikidata, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints

Mar 6 2019

Yair_rand created T217800: Support complex constraints.
Mar 6 2019, 9:37 PM · Wikidata, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints

Mar 5 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T217208: Allow links directly to editing statements.

While that will solve many applications of linking to directly editing a statement, I suspect it will not solve all of them.

Mar 5 2019, 1:58 AM · Wikidata

Mar 3 2019

Yair_rand added a comment to T170364: Suggestions for auto completion suggestions.

Another suggestion: When ?x is declared as a variable, ?xLabel should be on the list of suggestions for variable names.

Mar 3 2019, 7:58 PM · Wikidata Query UI, patch-welcome, good first task, Discovery, Wikidata

Feb 26 2019

Yair_rand created T217208: Allow links directly to editing statements.
Feb 26 2019, 10:54 PM · Wikidata

Dec 10 2018

Yair_rand added a comment to T210117: Property suggestions should prioritize per section.

This should also work in the "Constraints" section, which, afaict, only allows the "property constraint" property (P 2302).

Dec 10 2018, 8:04 PM · Wikidata

Nov 22 2018

Yair_rand added a comment to T183709: Test wiki filtering option no longer available in Incubator Recent Changes.

The issue appears to have since been fixed, I think.

Nov 22 2018, 4:24 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaIncubator
Yair_rand added a comment to T208246: Change password length requirement and ensure enforcement for privileged users (from 8 to 10).

Unless I’ve missed something... where are we proposing to stop lowercase only passwords?

That’s a complexity requirement that afaik we’re not proposing

Nov 22 2018, 2:09 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 35), MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Nov 21 2018

Yair_rand created T210117: Property suggestions should prioritize per section.
Nov 21 2018, 11:29 PM · Wikidata
Yair_rand added a comment to T208246: Change password length requirement and ensure enforcement for privileged users (from 8 to 10).

A minimum password length of 8 characters does not prevent any strong passwords from being used

The current policy of prohibiting passwords that are only lowercase letters prohibits the strongest passwords (eg correct horse battery staple) from being used. Adding extra requirements of this sort basically means that people will start recording their passwords in non-secure locations.

Nov 21 2018, 11:18 PM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 35), MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Oct 31 2018

Yair_rand awarded T208246: Change password length requirement and ensure enforcement for privileged users (from 8 to 10) a Dislike token.
Oct 31 2018, 3:58 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 35), MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
Yair_rand added a comment to T208246: Change password length requirement and ensure enforcement for privileged users (from 8 to 10).

This is basically going to force people into having bad passwords. Length is not a good indicator of password strength, and the current requirements prohibit the strongest memorable passwords. Forcing people to have less memorizable passwords means that they'll use more easily guessable passwords.

Oct 31 2018, 3:56 AM · Patch-For-Review, MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 35), MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Oct 22 2018

Yair_rand added a comment to T203433: Viewing first revision via API gives baddiff error.

This worked until recently. It showed a diff of everything that was added, which was quite useful. (My userscript relied on it, and is now getting errors as a result of this change.) Requiring a different API call to get all the added lines from the first revision as from all other revisions seems needlessly complicated.

Oct 22 2018, 4:27 PM · MediaWiki-Page-History, MW-1.32-notes, Platform Team Workboards (Done with CPT), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.9; 2018-12-18), MW-1.32-release, Anti-Harassment, InteractionTimeline, Patch-For-Review, Regression, MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-Page-Diffs

Oct 21 2018

Yair_rand added a comment to T131280: Make aggregate data on editors per country per wiki publicly available.

Is there a particular reason the draft data access guidelines linked above need to be specifically confidential? If not, could they be posted to a public wiki?

Oct 21 2018, 4:10 PM · Product-Analytics, Analytics-Kanban