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Recent Activity

Today

aezell added a comment to T239962: Security Issue Access Request for HMonroy.

As Harumi's manager, I approve.

Fri, Dec 6, 12:58 AM · Security-Team, Security

Sat, Nov 23

aezell added a comment to T238960: Conversion to volunteer NDA for MaxSem.

As Max's former manager, I endorse his access to these resources under and NDA.

Sat, Nov 23, 1:22 AM · LDAP-Access-Requests, SRE-Access-Requests, Operations

Fri, Nov 22

aezell added a comment to T236226: WWT: Release Beta Extension for Chrome [small].

My opinion is that non-org is fine. Thanks for tracking down all the details on this.

Fri, Nov 22, 3:56 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That

Thu, Nov 21

aezell added a comment to T232920: Syntax highlighting option makes characters with accent to disappear (compose character).

A major overhaul of CodeMirror should be released in 2020, I believe. This will fix many of the bugs and fundamental issues with the current implementation.

Thu, Nov 21, 5:22 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CodeMirror, Community-Tech

Fri, Nov 15

aezell added a comment to T234557: Get rough stats for time taken to resolve a case from CU log.

I could create a graph as you suggested earlier, that might reveal more insights.

Fri, Nov 15, 1:31 PM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell added a comment to T234557: Get rough stats for time taken to resolve a case from CU log.

I had a very similar reaction to the data. I made this point when we first talking about this task. I think this is an initial pass at the data and probably gives us a sense of the upper bounds of what's possible but isn't actually realistic.

Fri, Nov 15, 2:29 AM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser

Thu, Nov 14

aezell removed a project from T235047: [Spike: 4 hours] RedirectSpecialPage not setting block cookies after redirect: Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song).

Tagging @WDoranWMF and @EvanProdromou to triage as this is a far-reaching change to our request handling that our team likely should not tackle.

Thu, Nov 14, 9:11 PM · Core Platform Team Workboards (Clinic Duty Team), Spike, MediaWiki-User-management

Wed, Nov 13

aezell added a comment to T237296: CheckUser 2.0: Create service and methods for new CU extension.

That works for me.

Wed, Nov 13, 4:13 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell added a comment to T237296: CheckUser 2.0: Create service and methods for new CU extension.

@dbarratt I see. That makes sense to not try to overload the API that way.

Wed, Nov 13, 4:10 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell added a comment to T237296: CheckUser 2.0: Create service and methods for new CU extension.

I would prefer if we called from the client with JavaScript as opposed to the internal FauxRequest stuff.

Wed, Nov 13, 4:08 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser

Nov 4 2019

aezell created T237300: CU 2.0: Sorting in the Compare tab.
Nov 4 2019, 6:37 PM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell created T237299: CU 2.0: Sticky highlighting in Preliminary check and Compare tabs.
Nov 4 2019, 6:36 PM · CheckUser, Anti-Harassment
aezell created T237298: CheckUser 2.0: Display the data fetched on special page (preliminary check).
Nov 4 2019, 6:35 PM · Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell created T237296: CheckUser 2.0: Create service and methods for new CU extension.
Nov 4 2019, 6:34 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell created T237295: Add form fields to new CU special page.
Nov 4 2019, 6:31 PM · CheckUser, Anti-Harassment
aezell created T237294: Create the special page for the new extension.
Nov 4 2019, 6:31 PM · CheckUser, Anti-Harassment

Nov 1 2019

aezell added a comment to T232512: Password Reset: Inform Users of Preference on Special:PasswordReset [small].

That works for me. It's about degrees of risk here. If we feel that prioritizing it as you've described is acceptable level of risk, then I think that's fine. There is no risk-free option except to completely remove the feature so managing the risk with clear eyes is the best approach to me.

Nov 1 2019, 5:28 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Password-Reset-Update
aezell added a comment to T232512: Password Reset: Inform Users of Preference on Special:PasswordReset [small].

@dom_walden is spot-on I think. The behavior he describes is definitely what we talked about but maybe it got mixed up somewhere.

Nov 1 2019, 1:25 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Password-Reset-Update
aezell removed a project from T233802: Add an option in the global preferences to enable Advanced Contributions mode globally: Community-Tech.

I am not sure what Community-Tech has to do with this. Are they going to work on this?

Nov 1 2019, 1:22 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), MediaWiki-extensions-GlobalPreferences, Advanced Mobile Contributions

Oct 31 2019

aezell updated the task description for T237034: CheckUser 2.0: Input form.
Oct 31 2019, 6:39 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.8; 2019-11-26), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell added a comment to T234557: Get rough stats for time taken to resolve a case from CU log.

One way to output this data would be as a histogram with the average time per month and per wiki. It might be helpful if we see big shifts in the average time, maybe a policy or procedure changed on a given wiki. Or, even more interesting, maybe the tool changed somehow.

Oct 31 2019, 6:16 PM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), CheckUser
aezell added a comment to T236391: Investigate uptime of WS Export.

Anyway, yes it sounds like we should get rid of the expensive DB query from the homepage. I think the stats page could do with a general redesign too (incorporate most-popular, but maybe also other ways of viewing the stats).

Oct 31 2019, 3:16 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), E-Book-Export-Reliability
aezell created T237029: Move DB query from landing page of WS Export.
Oct 31 2019, 3:15 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), E-Book-Export-Reliability

Oct 29 2019

aezell changed the edit policy for T236557: "google-api-proxy" Cloud VPS project jessie deprecation (medium).
Oct 29 2019, 11:24 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Cloud-VPS (Debian Jessie Deprecation)
aezell renamed T236557: "google-api-proxy" Cloud VPS project jessie deprecation (medium) from "google-api-proxy" Cloud VPS project jessie deprecation to "google-api-proxy" Cloud VPS project jessie deprecation (medium).
Oct 29 2019, 11:23 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Cloud-VPS (Debian Jessie Deprecation)
aezell added a comment to T236391: Investigate uptime of WS Export.

From my own observations, when UptimeRobot reports it's down, I'm still able to load it, it's just really slow. I think it's timing out according to UptimeRobot's logic, which frankly I agree with (if that's slow, it might as well be down).

Oct 29 2019, 11:00 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), E-Book-Export-Reliability
aezell added a comment to T226861: Hash all pageTokens or temporary identifiers from the EL Sanitization white-list for Community Tech.

@MaxSem Thanks for that. Turns out that it's not specifically just using EL but having whitelisted schemas whose data is kept for longer than the normal retention period. We do not have any of these special schemas.

Oct 29 2019, 10:53 AM · Product-Analytics (Kanban), Community-Tech, Analytics

Oct 28 2019

aezell added a comment to T230455: Add Hook for PageTriage after specific actions taken, to allow access from gadgets [high priority].

Thanks y'all for working to get this one right.

Oct 28 2019, 8:49 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Patch-For-Review, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.24; 2019-09-24), Growth-Team, PageCuration

Oct 25 2019

aezell added a comment to T226861: Hash all pageTokens or temporary identifiers from the EL Sanitization white-list for Community Tech.

@mforns Thanks for that info. It was very helpful.

Oct 25 2019, 2:35 PM · Product-Analytics (Kanban), Community-Tech, Analytics

Oct 24 2019

aezell added a comment to T226861: Hash all pageTokens or temporary identifiers from the EL Sanitization white-list for Community Tech.

Is there a way for me to discover the schemas that this team has created? Our institutional memory is fuzzy. It'd be great if I had an authoritative source of the schemas we created which are still gathering data.

Oct 24 2019, 6:03 PM · Product-Analytics (Kanban), Community-Tech, Analytics
aezell edited projects for T236391: Investigate uptime of WS Export, added: Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20); removed Community-Tech.
Oct 24 2019, 2:53 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), E-Book-Export-Reliability
aezell triaged T236391: Investigate uptime of WS Export as Medium priority.
Oct 24 2019, 2:52 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), E-Book-Export-Reliability

Oct 23 2019

aezell moved T232093: Investigate: Curation toolbar not advancing [4 hours] from QA to Ready on the Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20) board.
Oct 23 2019, 5:12 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.10; 2019-12-10), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.23; 2019-09-17), User-DannyS712, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol, Growth-Team, PageCuration
aezell added a comment to T232093: Investigate: Curation toolbar not advancing [4 hours].

@DannyS712 You've claimed this task so we've not been working on it further. Do you intend to come back to it? If so, we will wait but if you've moved on, we can jump in and finish up the work.

Oct 23 2019, 5:12 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.10; 2019-12-10), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.23; 2019-09-17), User-DannyS712, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol, Growth-Team, PageCuration
aezell added a comment to T236226: WWT: Release Beta Extension for Chrome [small].

You will be reimbursed the $5 fee if you make an expense report.

Oct 23 2019, 1:29 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That

Oct 22 2019

aezell added a comment to T233969: Update Temporary Password Email with Preference Info [x-small].

I can +2 the base patch.

Oct 22 2019, 9:31 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.10; 2019-12-10), Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Password-Reset-Update
aezell moved T232802: Release beta extension on Firefox Add-ons from Backlog to In progress on the Who-Wrote-That board.
Oct 22 2019, 11:05 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That
aezell moved T231424: WWT: Original article HTML not necessarily preserved (was: Images have their links changed from Commons to local) [medium] from Backlog to In progress on the Who-Wrote-That board.
Oct 22 2019, 11:05 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That

Oct 21 2019

aezell moved T207485: Enable page curation tools to be loaded on any page (optionally) from In Development to Needs Review/Feedback on the Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20) board.
Oct 21 2019, 5:09 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.23; 2019-09-17), PageCuration, Growth-Team

Oct 17 2019

aezell added a comment to T232232: Spike: Investigate Errors Upon First Load in WWT [8 hours].

This is very cool. Thanks for sharing @dom_walden!

Oct 17 2019, 7:13 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That
aezell added a comment to T232232: Spike: Investigate Errors Upon First Load in WWT [8 hours].

@Samwilson Thanks for clarifying that. I'm glad you put the decay in there.

Oct 17 2019, 12:03 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That

Oct 16 2019

aezell added a comment to T232232: Spike: Investigate Errors Upon First Load in WWT [8 hours].

@dom_walden Thanks for that detail. As for backoff, I was thinking that in other retry scenarios I've created, the delay between tries gets longer and longer the more times you try. This is in an effort to help the downstream system recover if it's under strain. I'm assuming we aren't doing that.

Oct 16 2019, 6:15 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That
aezell added a comment to T232232: Spike: Investigate Errors Upon First Load in WWT [8 hours].

Four retries seems fine from my perspective. What's the interval? Does it degrade or backoff?

Oct 16 2019, 2:36 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That
aezell added a comment to T232802: Release beta extension on Firefox Add-ons.

I wanted to share a general bit of guidance with regards to these "security" fixes. I think it would be helpful for us to think more in terms of defensive coding instead of secure or insecure or even more specifically whether we trust the source of the data or not.

Oct 16 2019, 2:20 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That

Oct 11 2019

aezell added a comment to T232417: mass Yahoo / AOL bounces mailman.

I spoke to a friend who still works in this area and they said that spam detection and management is in freefall at Yahoo/AOL right now. They are rapidly defunding that part of the business and many automated operations are happening with little human oversight.

Oct 11 2019, 6:08 PM · Mail, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Oct 9 2019

aezell added a comment to T235005: Spike #2: Watchlist Expiry [12 hours].

@ifried That's fine. I wanted to scope the responses you're expecting.

Oct 9 2019, 11:02 PM · TCB-Team, Expiring-Watchlist-Items, Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20)
aezell added a comment to T235005: Spike #2: Watchlist Expiry [12 hours].

Do any of these considerations change or have unique limitations in the mobile context?

Oct 9 2019, 10:48 PM · TCB-Team, Expiring-Watchlist-Items, Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20)
aezell added a comment to T231115: Implement Loading State Support for Revision Details Pop-up in WWT [small].

The PR is merged but it appears to me like this might be one of the things that the Mozilla folks were concerned about. The documentation even says, "Accepts raw HTML."

Oct 9 2019, 7:09 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That

Oct 8 2019

aezell moved T231357: Page Curation should create a new AfD discussion page if one already exists from Needs Review/Feedback to QA on the Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20) board.
Oct 8 2019, 11:09 AM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.3; 2019-10-22), Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Growth-Team, PageCuration

Oct 7 2019

aezell added a comment to T232802: Release beta extension on Firefox Add-ons.

I guess I was thinking about a template library and not string literals. I misspoke.

Oct 7 2019, 5:59 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That
aezell updated subscribers of T232802: Release beta extension on Firefox Add-ons.

Oof. I think we knew this was a risk, right? Looks like we need to do sanitization or go toward some ES6 template sort of thing like @MusikAnimal was proposing at some point.

Oct 7 2019, 5:37 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That
aezell added a comment to T231357: Page Curation should create a new AfD discussion page if one already exists.

I've +2ed this patch.

Oct 7 2019, 5:14 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.3; 2019-10-22), Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Growth-Team, PageCuration
aezell closed T225774: [Timebox: 8 hours] Database reports tool experiencing SQL timeouts as Resolved.

Pages with the Most Revisions is the report that fails on occasion. We will leave it in because it does work sometimes and some people get value.

Oct 7 2019, 5:08 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20)

Oct 3 2019

aezell added a comment to T234453: Design: Determine Display & Behavior for Password Preference in Special:ChangeEmail.

Thanks, y'all. Having that priority will help us know when to raise potential effort/sizing issues about the could haves.

Oct 3 2019, 4:11 PM · Password-Reset-Update, Community-Tech
aezell added a comment to T231612: WWT: Determine WWT Access Location.

I don't know of anything concrete about what might change with the Desktop Refresh. I think we should proceed with the current state and just understand that it may need to adjust in the future.

Oct 3 2019, 1:25 PM · Who-Wrote-That, Community-Tech
aezell added a comment to T234453: Design: Determine Display & Behavior for Password Preference in Special:ChangeEmail.

This seems like a nice feature.

Oct 3 2019, 1:19 PM · Password-Reset-Update, Community-Tech

Oct 1 2019

aezell added a comment to T225774: [Timebox: 8 hours] Database reports tool experiencing SQL timeouts.

Who is the primary audience for these reports? Where do they end up?

Oct 1 2019, 10:40 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20)

Sep 30 2019

aezell removed a project from T194439: Improve the location/discoverability of the revision link in the in-line diff container: Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song).
Sep 30 2019, 6:15 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell moved T194439: Improve the location/discoverability of the revision link in the in-line diff container from Review to Ready on the Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song) board.

Moving back to Ready as we are changing the design in general.

Sep 30 2019, 6:15 PM · InteractionTimeline

Sep 19 2019

aezell closed T202776: Determine then implement page limit for partial blocks, a subtask of T2674: Allow users to be blocked from editing a specific article or all articles inside a namespace, as Resolved.
Sep 19 2019, 6:45 PM · Anti-Harassment, TechCom, MediaWiki-User-management, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, MediaWiki-extension-requests
aezell closed T202776: Determine then implement page limit for partial blocks as Resolved.

The limit is 10 pages.

Sep 19 2019, 6:45 PM · MediaWiki-User-management, Anti-Harassment
aezell reopened T227892: [BUG] InvalidArgumentException "Blocker must be a local user or a name that cannot be a local user" as "Open".
Sep 19 2019, 1:26 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), MediaWiki-User-management
aezell added a comment to T226861: Hash all pageTokens or temporary identifiers from the EL Sanitization white-list for Community Tech.

Thanks @nettrom_WMF. We will take a look. I don't know if we have this off the top of my head.

Sep 19 2019, 1:22 PM · Product-Analytics (Kanban), Community-Tech, Analytics

Sep 17 2019

aezell added a comment to T233091: Revision Details Pop-up sometimes in wrong place .

Works correctly for me as well. Chrome 77 on Mac.

Sep 17 2019, 9:07 PM · Who-Wrote-That, Community-Tech

Sep 12 2019

aezell added a comment to T92621: Spike: Automatically review pages that were reverted to a previously reviewed state [Timebox: 8 hours].

Thanks @Samwilson! That's very helpful.

Sep 12 2019, 2:38 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Growth-Team, PageCuration

Sep 11 2019

aezell closed T169441: Spike: Page Curation should create a new AfD discussion page if one already exists [8 hours] as Resolved.
Sep 11 2019, 5:12 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20)), Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, PageCuration
aezell closed T230436: Spike: Password Reset Project [Timebox: 12 hours] as Resolved.
Sep 11 2019, 5:11 PM · Password-Reset-Update, Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20))
aezell moved T230436: Spike: Password Reset Project [Timebox: 12 hours] from Needs Review/Feedback to Done on the Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20)) board.
Sep 11 2019, 5:11 PM · Password-Reset-Update, Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20))
aezell moved T169441: Spike: Page Curation should create a new AfD discussion page if one already exists [8 hours] from Needs Review/Feedback to Done on the Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20)) board.
Sep 11 2019, 5:11 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20)), Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, PageCuration
aezell added a comment to T231109: Remove Core coupling with GlobalBlocking extension.

@WDoranWMF It's not actually sure that we will take on this work. We wrote this task so that "someone" in the future could do this work. The decoupling initiative seemed a good candidate. We wrote it because we are knee deep in the code at the moment.

Sep 11 2019, 2:59 PM · GlobalBlocking, MediaWiki-User-management
aezell added a comment to T169441: Spike: Page Curation should create a new AfD discussion page if one already exists [8 hours].

Yes. Once we've created the tasks needed to do the work the spike recommends, we can close the spike task.

Sep 11 2019, 10:37 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20)), Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, PageCuration

Sep 10 2019

aezell added a comment to T92621: Spike: Automatically review pages that were reverted to a previously reviewed state [Timebox: 8 hours].

@Samwilson What's the status of this task? It's in Needs Review but it's not clear to me what the outcome/recommendation is.

Sep 10 2019, 6:29 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Growth-Team, PageCuration
aezell updated subscribers of T231608: Security access for Tchanders.

@sbassett Thanks for your help here. While there was some back and forth, I had a really productive meeting with @JBennett yesterday about your team's plans for Phab task tagging. I'm excited about the clarity and flexibility that might come out of it.

Sep 10 2019, 5:31 PM · Security-Team

Sep 9 2019

aezell added a comment to T231115: Implement Loading State Support for Revision Details Pop-up in WWT [small].

I would agree with Leon here. Simplicity seems a smart tactic. Personally, I'd always show the loading indicator even if it disappears as soon as it's there. In my opinion, that's bomb-proof for those requests that might take a long time and much simpler than trying to guess how long something is going to take.

Sep 9 2019, 6:55 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That
aezell added a comment to T230436: Spike: Password Reset Project [Timebox: 12 hours].

Just a note: Max and I were talking about this a few days ago and how it might impact the API. It appears all of the code from the API and the UI ends up in the same class/function so the changes here shouldn't be difficult to apply to both scenarios.

Sep 9 2019, 5:24 PM · Password-Reset-Update, Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20))

Sep 6 2019

aezell added a comment to T92621: Spike: Automatically review pages that were reverted to a previously reviewed state [Timebox: 8 hours].

An appropriate result out of any 8 hour spike could be, "There's enough work just to figure out the problem that I couldn't finish it in 8 hours." That's some data that's interesting also.

Sep 6 2019, 10:30 AM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Growth-Team, PageCuration

Sep 3 2019

aezell updated the task description for T231492: Add a tool to proxy API requests to WhoColor API.
Sep 3 2019, 11:30 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban-Q2-2019-20), Who-Wrote-That

Aug 30 2019

aezell added a comment to T231608: Security access for Tchanders.

I approve this as the manager for @Tchanders.

Aug 30 2019, 10:33 AM · Security-Team

Aug 27 2019

aezell added a comment to T185785: Display an error message when users do not have JavaScript enabled.

Thanks!

Aug 27 2019, 7:11 PM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), InteractionTimeline
aezell added a comment to T231029: DefaultPreferencesFactory.php: Global default '' is invalid for field incubatortestwiki-code.

I'm not sure if this was clear but when talking to @MaxSem, he told me that he has been unable to reproduce this error. That's one reason why we are pursuing other ways to get more information and/or work around it in the short term.

Aug 27 2019, 5:58 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikimediaIncubator, MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.20; 2019-08-27), MediaWiki-User-preferences, Wikimedia-production-error
aezell added a comment to T151425: Enlarge Popular Password File to 100,000 entries and enforce the new minimum in the config.

@Reedy AHT were working on this on behalf of the Security team. They'd be better to talk to about this than us as they understood the implications of making this change when they asked us to do it.

Aug 27 2019, 5:56 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.22; 2019-09-10), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Security-team-backlog, MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup

Aug 22 2019

aezell moved T227901: PHP warning on attempting to set a block cookie after CentralAuth auto login from Cards ready to be discussed to Backlog on the Anti-Harassment board.

This will be solved by other tasks moving some function calls around.

Aug 22 2019, 6:51 PM · MediaWiki-User-management, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Anti-Harassment, Wikimedia-production-error
aezell closed T227892: [BUG] InvalidArgumentException "Blocker must be a local user or a name that cannot be a local user" as Resolved.
Aug 22 2019, 6:44 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), MediaWiki-User-management
aezell moved T227892: [BUG] InvalidArgumentException "Blocker must be a local user or a name that cannot be a local user" from Cards ready to be discussed to Backlog on the Anti-Harassment board.
Aug 22 2019, 6:43 PM · MW-1.35-notes (1.35.0-wmf.5; 2019-11-05), Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), MediaWiki-User-management
aezell moved T189144: RTL support for Interaction Timeline from Cards ready to be discussed to Cards ready for development on the Anti-Harassment board.
Aug 22 2019, 6:42 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell set the point value for T189144: RTL support for Interaction Timeline to 3.
Aug 22 2019, 6:41 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell updated the task description for T189144: RTL support for Interaction Timeline.
Aug 22 2019, 6:39 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell moved T190973: Timeline: Namespace filter from Cards ready to be discussed to Cards ready for development on the Anti-Harassment board.
Aug 22 2019, 6:38 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell set the point value for T190973: Timeline: Namespace filter to 3.
Aug 22 2019, 6:37 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell moved T221075: Introduce a BlockStore service from Cards ready to be discussed to Cards ready for development on the Anti-Harassment board.
Aug 22 2019, 6:29 PM · Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-User-management
aezell set the point value for T221075: Introduce a BlockStore service to 8.
Aug 22 2019, 6:29 PM · Technical-Debt, MediaWiki-User-management

Aug 21 2019

aezell added a comment to T169441: Spike: Page Curation should create a new AfD discussion page if one already exists [8 hours].

I think it's fine in this case if our first go at this is focused on the existing EN-wiki only scope. It's not ideal and certainly not what we'd do if we had the chance to start from scratch. However, given the scope of a Wishlist item, I think holding to that for this work is acceptable.

Aug 21 2019, 5:09 PM · Community-Tech (Kanban (Q1 2019-20)), Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, PageCuration

Aug 15 2019

aezell updated subscribers of T185785: Display an error message when users do not have JavaScript enabled.

I like the redirect to a PHP page with translations. Simple, incremental, and easy to change later should we want to do something fancier because we want more of a NoJS experience.

Aug 15 2019, 6:49 PM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), InteractionTimeline
aezell updated subscribers of T194439: Improve the location/discoverability of the revision link in the in-line diff container.

In my beginning work on this, I found the original link target very confusing and did accidentally click on it a few times. So, my experience was the opposite of yours.

Aug 15 2019, 2:16 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell moved T185785: Display an error message when users do not have JavaScript enabled from Ready to Review on the Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song) board.
Aug 15 2019, 12:45 PM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), InteractionTimeline
aezell edited projects for T185785: Display an error message when users do not have JavaScript enabled, added: Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song); removed Anti-Harassment.
Aug 15 2019, 12:45 PM · Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song), InteractionTimeline
aezell moved T194439: Improve the location/discoverability of the revision link in the in-line diff container from Ready to Review on the Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song) board.
Aug 15 2019, 12:44 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell added a project to T194439: Improve the location/discoverability of the revision link in the in-line diff container: Anti-Harassment (The Letter Song).
Aug 15 2019, 12:44 PM · InteractionTimeline
aezell added a comment to T194439: Improve the location/discoverability of the revision link in the in-line diff container.

There's a PR here which is sort of a WIP. https://github.com/wikimedia/InteractionTimeline/pull/108

Aug 15 2019, 10:04 AM · InteractionTimeline
aezell claimed T194439: Improve the location/discoverability of the revision link in the in-line diff container.
Aug 15 2019, 9:58 AM · InteractionTimeline