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Sun, May 13

czar added a comment to T174992: Update zotero translators .

Looking to fix an issue with The Guardian. Possible to sync latest translators @mobrovac ?

Sun, May 13, 1:48 PM · Patch-For-Review, Services (doing), User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor

Sun, Apr 29

czar created T193359: "Delete associated archives" options needs more explanation.
Sun, Apr 29, 9:29 PM · InternetArchiveBot
czar updated the task description for T193356: Whitelist search.ebscohost.com.
Sun, Apr 29, 9:05 PM · Internet-Archive, InternetArchiveBot
czar created T193356: Whitelist search.ebscohost.com.
Sun, Apr 29, 8:52 PM · Internet-Archive, InternetArchiveBot
czar added a comment to T177457: Handle {{refbegin}} ... {{refend}}.

Just wanted to reiterate again how crucial this is. Many article refs use this format instead of <ref> tags—especially on featured and {{sfn}}-heavy articles—so a big blind spot for iabot. (Not to mention the number of links not being preemptively archived.)

Sun, Apr 29, 8:16 PM · InternetArchiveBot (v2.0)
czar created T193353: Count incorrect in edit summary.
Sun, Apr 29, 8:09 PM · InternetArchiveBot
czar updated the task description for T177457: Handle {{refbegin}} ... {{refend}}.
Sun, Apr 29, 8:05 PM · InternetArchiveBot (v2.0)

Apr 2 2018

czar awarded T93579: Restructure so that citoid can be run without Zotero a Pirate Logo token.
Apr 2 2018, 2:20 AM · Services (watching), VisualEditor, Technical-Debt, Citoid
czar awarded T2582: Remind me of this article in X days a Love token.
Apr 2 2018, 2:13 AM · Article-Reminder-Notifications, User-notice-collaboration, User-notice, Outreachy (Round-14), Outreach-Programs-Projects, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications, WorkType-NewFunctionality
czar awarded T180087: Interaction Timeline V1: Wiki field autosuggestion should suggest big wikis first a Burninate token.
Apr 2 2018, 2:11 AM · InteractionTimeline, Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11)
czar added a comment to T180087: Interaction Timeline V1: Wiki field autosuggestion should suggest big wikis first.

This could be even simpler. What I was originally thinking: If editors A and B primarily edit in enwp, the field should autofill to enwp, even without the text prediction.

Apr 2 2018, 2:11 AM · InteractionTimeline, Anti-Harassment (AHT Sprint 11)

Mar 5 2018

czar awarded T109113: Can't successfully complete a second CAPTCHA in VisualEditor's save dialog a Pirate Logo token.
Mar 5 2018, 3:09 AM · User-Ryasmeen, User-notice, WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), WMF-deploy-2015-08-11_(1.26wmf18), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
Restricted Application added a project to T109113: Can't successfully complete a second CAPTCHA in VisualEditor's save dialog: User-Ryasmeen.

Had an issue very similar to this happen twice today at an edit-a-thon:

Mar 5 2018, 3:09 AM · User-Ryasmeen, User-notice, WMF-deploy-2015-08-18_(1.26wmf19), WMF-deploy-2015-08-11_(1.26wmf18), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Nov 17 2017

czar created T180764: Interaction Timeline: Set importance of individual diffs (annotations).
Nov 17 2017, 12:29 AM · InteractionTimeline

Nov 16 2017

czar updated subscribers of T180408: Allow dates from crossRef.

Citoid (which, as I understand it, has custom-built additions atop Zotero's translation-server) doesn't appear to be using Zotero for the DOI translation (GitHub ticket) so @Mvolz will know the answer here

Nov 16 2017, 6:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, Citoid, VisualEditor

Nov 10 2017

czar added a comment to T53375: TemplateData: Add parameter type for selecting one of predefined values (like "<select>" or ENUM).

Is this still on the docket? It's vital. Is there some other way of specifying valid string values in TemplateData (TD)? If not, that would appear to be a large oversight if TD is supposed to help users easily interact with template params

Nov 10 2017, 2:54 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData
czar awarded T53375: TemplateData: Add parameter type for selecting one of predefined values (like "<select>" or ENUM) a Burninate token.
Nov 10 2017, 2:47 AM · VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData

Oct 5 2017

czar awarded T177457: Handle {{refbegin}} ... {{refend}} a 100 token.
Oct 5 2017, 7:11 AM · InternetArchiveBot (v2.0)
czar created T177457: Handle {{refbegin}} ... {{refend}}.
Oct 5 2017, 7:09 AM · InternetArchiveBot (v2.0)

Sep 8 2017

czar added a comment to T175328: "CategoryAboveAll.js" gadget on enwp: "Place the category box above all other content" affects section anchors.

@Legoktm even when they're built into enwp's preferences panel? It isn't an external gadget—I thought it was part of Mediawiki

Sep 8 2017, 5:24 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
czar created T175328: "CategoryAboveAll.js" gadget on enwp: "Place the category box above all other content" affects section anchors.
Sep 8 2017, 2:50 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
czar awarded T161191: Proposal: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production - Outreachy-14 a Party Time token.
Sep 8 2017, 2:46 AM · Outreachy (Round-14)

Sep 5 2017

czar renamed T114907: Parallelize scraper and Zotero requests from Paralellize scraper and Zotero requests to Parallelize scraper and Zotero requests.
Sep 5 2017, 7:15 AM · VisualEditor, Technical-Debt, Citoid
czar updated subscribers of T174992: Update zotero translators .

Just need to manually sync translators database with Github (à la T137950)

Sep 5 2017, 7:12 AM · Patch-For-Review, Services (doing), User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor
czar updated the task description for T174992: Update zotero translators .
Sep 5 2017, 7:11 AM · Patch-For-Review, Services (doing), User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor

Aug 26 2017

czar added a comment to T91928: The Event Organiser's Userright.

Relevant discussion at enwp:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Create_a_new_Event_Coordinators_user_group

Aug 26 2017, 7:25 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-ThrottleOverride

Aug 1 2017

czar created T172162: Sticky table headers.
Aug 1 2017, 1:09 AM · User-Matthewrbowker, XTools

Jul 21 2017

czar added a comment to T89438: Automated archiving of URLs.

I can, if there is a place on Meta perhaps, but there is no inherent connection between IAbot and Citoid to generalize on MediaWiki (and there isn't a good place on enwp's Citoid page either)

Jul 21 2017, 8:58 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid

Jul 18 2017

czar added a comment to T153354: Automatic archive for new external links.

Since it hasn't been mentioned, wanted to note that the new https://tools.wmflabs.org/iabot has an option to add archive parameters to a specific page's citations before they have a chance to die. Separately, the IA bot also crawls WP for dead links and adds archive URLs when applicable. The aforementioned interface is good for proactive editors, though.

Jul 18 2017, 6:46 PM · Internet-Archive
czar added a comment to T89438: Automated archiving of URLs.

@Cyberpower678 Is there a good place to document iabot on mediawiki.org? I'm not familiar with where the iabot repo is stored or whether it's capable of running on other mediawiki installations

Jul 18 2017, 6:44 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid

Jul 13 2017

czar added a comment to T120219: PageAssessments deployment to WMF wikis.

I went to test this out on enwp today but I'm getting:

{
    "error": {
        "code": "internal_api_error_DBQueryError",
        "info": "[WWfbIQpAEDMAAFYiJJ4AAACS] Database query error."
    },
    "servedby": "mw1286"
}
Jul 13 2017, 8:44 PM · Wikimedia-extension-review-queue, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-PageAssessments, Community-Tech-fixes, Tracking

Jul 12 2017

czar awarded T91646: Create a process for doing regular citoid service upgrade deployments a Love token.
Jul 12 2017, 6:07 PM · Services (next), VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T115224: On URL submission, look up the archived page in the Internet Archive's index and add to the return data.

@Cyberpower678 do you see a route for https://tools.wmflabs.org/iabot to integrate here and do the heavy lifting?

Jul 12 2017, 2:46 PM · Internet-Archive, The-Wikipedia-Library, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T89438: Automated archiving of URLs.

For posterity, the bot is up at https://tools.wmflabs.org/iabot, where there is also an option to add archive parameters to a specific page's citations before they have a chance to die.

Jul 12 2017, 2:28 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar closed T137440: Have a (live updated?) Zotero translator status page (on citoid.wikimedia.org?), which indicates which translators are currently working with citoid as Resolved.
Jul 12 2017, 2:11 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor

Jul 8 2017

czar updated the task description for T74815: [Task] Add Lua function to get Wikibase entity by site link (title).
Jul 8 2017, 4:13 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-20 (1.31.0-wmf.22)), Developer-notice, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient

Jun 13 2017

czar updated subscribers of T165105: Some requests for DOIs are failing or very slow; if we have a DOI and the request is taking too long, just use CrossRef data instead..

@Samwalton9 are you in contact with Wiley through TWL? (Or is someone else?) Might you be able to help us get in touch? Summary: We need our server whitelisted so that we can provide automated lookup of their citation information

Jun 13 2017, 4:22 PM · Services (watching), Operations, User-mobrovac, Citoid, VisualEditor
czar added a comment to T124396: Allow moving to draftspace and tagging accordingly.

For anyone watching this task, I am currently using a script for this function: User:Evad37/MoveToDraft

Jun 13 2017, 3:59 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Collaboration-Team-Triage

May 16 2017

czar added a comment to T165105: Some requests for DOIs are failing or very slow; if we have a DOI and the request is taking too long, just use CrossRef data instead..

The DOIs resolve (https://dx.doi.org/) to:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2117.2002.00186.x/abstract
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/94WR00436/abstract

May 16 2017, 3:39 PM · Services (watching), Operations, User-mobrovac, Citoid, VisualEditor

May 5 2017

czar created T164553: Blacklist lexisnexis.org archives.
May 5 2017, 1:21 AM · InternetArchiveBot

Apr 3 2017

czar awarded T140539: Update translation-server, citoid a Burninate token.
Apr 3 2017, 7:05 PM · Services (watching), Patch-For-Review, Citoid, VisualEditor

Mar 30 2017

czar updated the task description for T140539: Update translation-server, citoid.
Mar 30 2017, 12:32 PM · Services (watching), Patch-For-Review, Citoid, VisualEditor

Mar 29 2017

czar added a comment to T25063: Large GIF animations create errors.

Alternatively, I'd welcome some kind of Commons tool that converted GIFs to webm if there is no chance that GIF compatibility will improve

Mar 29 2017, 1:05 AM · Commons, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management

Mar 28 2017

Restricted Application added a project to T25063: Large GIF animations create errors: Commons.

Any update on this? I use a number of animations in articles and sometimes (without explanation) their thumbnails will not resize properly or show as a broken/white image. For example https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rain_World&oldid=772601693 once displayed properly (resized as width=300) but the images broke on a reload. (Latest Chrome)

Mar 28 2017, 5:49 PM · Commons, Multimedia, MediaWiki-File-management

Mar 23 2017

czar renamed T113262: Keep page number parameter when processing Google Books links from Citoid doesn't strip links to Google Books correctly, removing page number along with preview to Keep page number parameter when processing Google Books links.
Mar 23 2017, 3:27 AM · VisualEditor, WorkType-Maintenance, Citoid
czar added a comment to T160848: Extract page from Google Books in Citoid.

I think T113262 is the same task (modifying the Zotero translator to include any parameters needed for WP, and the only one that applies, I presume, is the page number). I might be able to help with tasks like this but I'm unfamiliar with how the WMF Citoid installation works and if there is a set method for hooking into an existing translator

Mar 23 2017, 3:25 AM · Citoid, VisualEditor

Mar 16 2017

czar added a comment to T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.

Sent a Phabricator chat invite

Mar 16 2017, 7:32 PM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid

Mar 15 2017

czar added a parent task for T156243: Citoid not working on nutritionjrnl.com (Nutrition): T140539: Update translation-server, citoid.
Mar 15 2017, 5:43 AM · Verified, User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor
czar added a subtask for T140539: Update translation-server, citoid: T156243: Citoid not working on nutritionjrnl.com (Nutrition).
Mar 15 2017, 5:43 AM · Services (watching), Patch-For-Review, Citoid, VisualEditor
czar added a comment to T156243: Citoid not working on nutritionjrnl.com (Nutrition).

But EM support is planned, right? So this task would be blocked by that one (looks like T140539 is the closest ticket)

Mar 15 2017, 5:42 AM · Verified, User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor
czar added a comment to T1380: Nature.com articles gives citoid 401s..

Does that mean a bypass was created to handle these? I can confirm that the sample citation also compiles properly in the VE's Citoid dialog.

Mar 15 2017, 5:32 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T156857: Build new bot for Mr.Z's popular pages report.
Mar 15 2017, 5:29 AM · Community-Tech

Mar 14 2017

czar moved T156243: Citoid not working on nutritionjrnl.com (Nutrition) from Backlog to Zotero & External on the Citoid board.

Pulling fine for me in Zotero Standalone with either Elsevier or Embedded Metadata translators

http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007(00)00400-7/fulltext

{{Cite journal |last1=Weisburger |first1=John H. |title=Eat to live, not live to eat ∗ |journal=Nutrition |volume=16 |issue=9 |pages=767–773 |date=2000-09-01 |url=http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007(00)00400-7/fulltext |doi=10.1016/S0899-9007(00)00400-7 |issn=0899-9007, 1873-1244 |pmid=11032452 |df=mdy-all }}
Mar 14 2017, 3:08 AM · Verified, User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor
czar moved T157037: Citoid not working on http://www.nyu.edu/pages/projects/sanger/articles/harlem.php from Backlog to Zotero & External on the Citoid board.

Does this need a Zotero translator? It's a newsletter that doesn't appear to follow any regular metadata format. (Has it run since 2015 or has it stopped?) I would consider it a case where the citation should be assembled manually. Thoughts? If needed, I can write one, especially if multiple pages need to be cited... but wondering whether it's needed.

Mar 14 2017, 3:00 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T113262: Keep page number parameter when processing Google Books links.

I'm not exactly sure how this ended but it looks like the GitHub discussion (#1066) ended in the decision to put the Google-Books-ID in the extra field. I suppose this means that we need a Citoid-specific Google Books translator that will retain the URL submitted to Citoid? Or is there some other means for catching the URL without making a Citoid-specific translator? I still think the GB link's parameters should be reduced to the single page only (as done in http://reftag.appspot.com/).

Mar 14 2017, 2:53 AM · VisualEditor, WorkType-Maintenance, Citoid
czar added a comment to T106892: Citing Reuters.com gives Reuters as a work, should be agency.

I don't know about this. Reuters is the work if the source is reuters.com. If source is X Regional News and they're repeating a Reuters story, we would want the source as the newspaper and Reuters as the supplying agency (story still needs to be verifiable, after all), but if there is no original newspaper cited, then the source/work is indeed Reuters.

Mar 14 2017, 2:42 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T1380: Nature.com articles gives citoid 401s..

Looks like this is handled now: https://citoid.wikimedia.org/api?format=mediawiki&search=http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v38/n1/full/ijo201369a.html yields

[{"itemType":"journalArticle","notes":[],"tags":[],"title":"Perceived ‘healthiness’ of foods can influence consumers’ estimations of energy density and appropriate portion size","publicationTitle":"International Journal of Obesity","rights":"© 2013 Nature Publishing Group","volume":"38","issue":"1","pages":"106–112","date":"2014-01-01","DOI":"10.1038/ijo.2013.69","language":"en","url":"http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v38/n1/full/ijo201369a.html","abstractNote":"OBJECTIVE:\nMETHODS:\nRESULTS:\nCONCLUSIONS:","libraryCatalog":"www.nature.com","accessDate":"2017-03-14","author":[["G. P.","Faulkner"],["L. K.","Pourshahidi"],["J. M. W.","Wallace"],["M. A.","Kerr"],["T. A.","McCaffrey"],["M. B. E.","Livingstone"]],"source":["Zotero"]}]
Mar 14 2017, 2:35 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T105647: Nature articles internal server error page getting scraped by Zotero and returning 200 status from Zotero.

@Mvolz, has this been resolved?

Mar 14 2017, 2:33 AM · VisualEditor, Upstream, Citoid

Mar 13 2017

czar added a comment to T132288: Create tool to identify plain references and offer a fix.

I'm not familiar with how VE handles mass citation reformatting or if that's outside its scope

It doesn't yet - that is the request

Mar 13 2017, 12:37 AM · Design, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Citoid

Mar 12 2017

czar awarded T136722: Get metadata from PDF links in citoid a 100 token.
Mar 12 2017, 10:18 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar updated the task description for T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.
Mar 12 2017, 10:16 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T78785: Add 'v' flag to twitter upstream in https://github.com/zotero/translators.

Filed: https://github.com/zotero/translators/pull/1260

Mar 12 2017, 10:15 AM · Easy, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar renamed T95128: OpenLibrary citation has incorrect author information (bug filed upstream) from OpenLibrary citation has incorrect author information (bug filled upstream) to OpenLibrary citation has incorrect author information (bug filed upstream).
Mar 12 2017, 10:09 AM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar renamed T95128: OpenLibrary citation has incorrect author information (bug filed upstream) from OpenLibrary citation has incorrect author information; bug filed in upstream to https://github.com/zotero/translators to OpenLibrary citation has incorrect author information (bug filled upstream).
Mar 12 2017, 10:09 AM · User-Ryasmeen, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar renamed T160273: Create Zotero translator-writing priority list for each language Wikipedia from Create priority list for Zotero translators needed for Wikipedia to Create Zotero translator-writing priority list for each language Wikipedia.
Mar 12 2017, 9:57 AM · WMSE-Development-Support-2018 (Citoid-library-for-svwp), VisualEditor, Citoid
czar updated the task description for T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.
Mar 12 2017, 9:45 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar updated the task description for T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.
Mar 12 2017, 9:45 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar created T160273: Create Zotero translator-writing priority list for each language Wikipedia.
Mar 12 2017, 9:44 AM · WMSE-Development-Support-2018 (Citoid-library-for-svwp), VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.

Concerning the tutorial to be written (on how to write translators): any suggestions for the website to be used as the example? Ideally it would be a site available under a free use license such that we can take screenshots of its design and code.

Mar 12 2017, 9:23 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.

@Mvolz, I was just perusing through the Github issues—didn't even know/realize they were also microtasks on Phabricator!

Mar 12 2017, 9:21 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar updated the task description for T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.
Mar 12 2017, 9:13 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T132288: Create tool to identify plain references and offer a fix.

Is this request specific to VisualEditor? I'm not familiar with how VE handles mass citation reformatting or if that's outside its scope

Mar 12 2017, 9:05 AM · Design, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, Citoid
czar updated the task description for T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.
Mar 12 2017, 8:53 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar updated the task description for T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.
Mar 12 2017, 8:52 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid

Feb 13 2017

czar added a comment to T156856: Build new configuration interface for Mr.Z's popular pages report on Tool Labs.

Whichever is easiest—both are fine, but the on-wiki looks the cleanest right now. I imagine the off-wiki site would require more design/maintenance work, so best not to bother with that.

Feb 13 2017, 5:06 AM · Community-Tech

Feb 7 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T141154: [Epic] Fix and improve Mr.Z's popular pages report a Love token.
Feb 7 2017, 12:41 PM · Community-Tech

Jan 26 2017

czar added a comment to T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.

@srishakatux Cool! With current commitments, I won't be able to give more than cursory support, but it'll move off the backburner eventually so keep me apprised

Jan 26 2017, 11:06 AM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid

Jan 6 2017

czar added a comment to T154780: Cache and media (images) issues on all Wikimedia wikis - creates problems on upload, display and generation of thumbnails and files.

That's great but I meant that non-technical content users won't know what to do with the error message An unknown error occurred in storage backend "local-swift-eqiad". And while that may not be something that can be helped, if it is possible to tip users where to report unknown errors or otherwise give advice on what to do next, it would save them the searching or giving up. Just a thought

Jan 6 2017, 7:07 PM · Traffic, media-storage, Operations
czar added a comment to T154780: Cache and media (images) issues on all Wikimedia wikis - creates problems on upload, display and generation of thumbnails and files.

Special:Upload is back up for me after being down for a while (T154790). I recommend updating the error message text to get users a heads up—either link to a technical noticeboard or downtime indicator or this thread or something

Jan 6 2017, 6:39 PM · Traffic, media-storage, Operations
czar added a comment to T154790: An unknown error occurred in storage backend "local-swift-eqiad"..

Resolved now, though the error message could have been more helpful (refer me to a page about downtime or the Phabricator or something)

Jan 6 2017, 6:36 PM · Commons
czar created T154790: An unknown error occurred in storage backend "local-swift-eqiad"..
Jan 6 2017, 5:54 PM · Commons

Dec 27 2016

czar awarded T153488: Commons video transcoders have over 6500 tasks in the backlog. a The World Burns token.
Dec 27 2016, 8:04 PM · User-notice, User-Elukey, User-Joe, Operations, Wikimedia-Video, TimedMediaHandler-Transcode, Commons

Dec 2 2016

czar added a comment to T141154: [Epic] Fix and improve Mr.Z's popular pages report.

per kaldari: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories/WikiProjects#Fix_and_improve_Mr.Z-bot.27s_popular_pages_report

Dec 2 2016, 1:06 AM · Community-Tech

Dec 1 2016

czar renamed T123155: Echo notifications on Wikipedia mobile apps (Android & iOS) from There's no Echo (Notifications) system for us to check notices on Wikipedia Mobile Apps (Android & iOS). to Echo notifications on Wikipedia mobile apps (Android & iOS).
Dec 1 2016, 5:10 AM · Reading Epics (Push Notifications), Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Mobile-Apps
czar awarded T123155: Echo notifications on Wikipedia mobile apps (Android & iOS) a Love token.
Dec 1 2016, 5:09 AM · Reading Epics (Push Notifications), Wikipedia-iOS-App-Backlog, Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Mobile-Apps
czar awarded T66795: Email server's DMARC config prevents users from sending emails via Special:EmailUser a The World Burns token.
Dec 1 2016, 4:29 AM · MW-1.27-release-notes, MW-1.29-release-notes, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2016-12-13_(1.29.0-wmf.6)), User-notice, MediaWiki-Email, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Operations, Security, Mail

Nov 17 2016

czar created T151000: Please upload large file to Wikimedia Commons.
Nov 17 2016, 11:00 PM · Commons, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Nov 16 2016

Ladsgroup awarded T134886: Special:EmailUser emails sometimes not delivered due to bounce a Burninate token.
Nov 16 2016, 7:49 AM · MediaWiki-Email

Nov 15 2016

Arash.pt awarded T134886: Special:EmailUser emails sometimes not delivered due to bounce a Heartbreak token.
Nov 15 2016, 5:20 PM · MediaWiki-Email

Oct 28 2016

czar added a comment to T98675: Rewrite Zotero translator to treat imdb as a webpage, not a movie. .

Another thought on this: Zotero is primarily a citation manager, so when Zotero sees an IMDB or Google Books page, it thinks you want the citation for the film or book listed—not that of the webpage. In general, I think this is the right mindset for Wikipedia too—we should not be citing IMDB or Google Books pages, but instead directly to the medium if it's being used as a primary source. (Plus see what I wrote about about using IMDB as a source.) In this case, I'm inclined to call this feature "not-a-bug"

Oct 28 2016, 5:53 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid

Sep 19 2016

czar added a comment to T115158: Write a Zotero translator and document process for creating new Zotero translator and getting it live in production.

Happy to help with this, whether co-mentoring or just doing it. (Been meaning to write some documentation but got backed up)

Sep 19 2016, 5:51 PM · Possible-Tech-Projects, Outreach-Programs-Projects, Outreachy (Round-14), Documentation, VisualEditor, Citoid

Aug 31 2016

czar awarded T74815: [Task] Add Lua function to get Wikibase entity by site link (title) a Hungry Hippo token.
Aug 31 2016, 6:00 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-02-20 (1.31.0-wmf.22)), Developer-notice, Developer-Wishlist (2017), Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient
czar added a comment to T113262: Keep page number parameter when processing Google Books links.

I typically strip my Google Books citations of everything but the book ID and the desired page to link (manually). So for the original example: https://books.google.com/books?id=FJ7dAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA48

Aug 31 2016, 5:59 AM · VisualEditor, WorkType-Maintenance, Citoid
czar added a comment to T137950: Add new translators.

@Mvolz yep, the translator can modify the active/input URL for the citation's "url" parameter

Aug 31 2016, 5:56 AM · Services, Citoid, VisualEditor

Aug 8 2016

czar added a comment to T94170: Poor support in Zotero for major non-English language newspapers.

I might be able to help with this, if we have a priority list for translators

Aug 8 2016, 7:06 PM · I18n, VisualEditor, Citoid
czar closed T122478: Denik.cz new zotero translator as Declined.

Deferred to https://github.com/zotero/translators/pull/1000, where it is waiting on the author. When that's finished, it'll be pulled on Citoid's next translator sync

Aug 8 2016, 6:47 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid, Patch-For-Review
czar added a comment to T119729: imdb not working on zotero on localhost (looks like in production too).

This is also another case where we should warn users that IMDb is generally not a reliable source and likely shouldn't be referenced in the first place... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:External_links/Perennial_websites#IMDb

Aug 8 2016, 6:41 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar renamed T119729: imdb not working on zotero on localhost (looks like in production too) from imbd not working on zotero on localhost (looks like in production too) to imdb not working on zotero on localhost (looks like in production too).
Aug 8 2016, 6:39 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid
Restricted Application added a project to T95390: Citoid's behavior with Wikipedia links is unhelpful (maybe broken): VisualEditor.

Is there any valid case for citing another Wikipedia page? If not, perhaps this should just throw an error saying so and offer instead the directions to wikilink a text phrase

Aug 8 2016, 6:34 PM · VisualEditor, Citoid
czar added a comment to T118773: In Citoid, magically follow URLs provided in non-link fields (e.g. link rel="publisher") to scrape more info from there.

If this is still happening once the Embedded Metadata translator is up and running on the server, ping me and I'll look into it.

Aug 8 2016, 6:31 PM · Citoid, VisualEditor