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Recent Activity

Sat, Jan 19

eranroz added a comment to T212490: Problem with encoding in Citoid - generation of reference from certain websites.

Not sure if this is different issue but for: https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5037054,00.html (correct encoding: Unicode)
Citoid generates wrong encoding too:

[
  {
    "key": "XXVKJEYY",
    "version": 0,
    "itemType": "newspaperArticle",
    "tags": [],
    "title": "מ\"×�×ž×–×•× ×¡\" ועד \"קמיצ'לי\": ×”×ª×•×›× ×™×•×ª שבערוץ 2 ישמחו לשכוח",
    "publicationTitle": "Ynet",
    "url": "https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5037054,00.html",
    "language": "he",
    "abstractNote": "מ\"שישי שו×�ו\" ×¢×� צביקה הדר, של×� שרדה יותר מחמש ×ª×•×›× ×™×•×ª, דרך \"דרוש ×ž× ×”×™×’\", שזרקה לפח פרקי×� שהיו ×ž×•×›× ×™×� לשידור ועד \"המשימה: ×�×ž×–×•× ×¡\" של×� הצדיקה ×�ת העלויות הגבוהות - ×�×¡×¤× ×• בעבורכ×� ×�ת ×”×ª×•×›× ×™×•×ª והרגעי×� שג×� בערוץ 2 היו מעדיפי×� לשכוח. צפו",
    "date": "2017-01-11",
    "libraryCatalog": "Ynet",
    "accessDate": "2019-01-19",
    "shortTitle": "מ\"×�×ž×–×•× ×¡\" ועד \"קמיצ'לי\"",
    "author": [
      [
        "",
        "סמדר ×©×™×œ×•× ×™"
      ]
    ],
    "source": [
      "Zotero"
    ]
  }
]
Sat, Jan 19, 1:30 PM · Citoid

Fri, Jan 4

eranroz added a comment to T212923: Hebrew link trail should include Gershayim.

See also discussion in: https://he.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D7%A9%D7%99%D7%97%D7%AA_%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%AA%D7%9E%D7%A9:%D7%A0%D7%A2%D7%9D_%D7%93%D7%95%D7%91%D7%91&oldid=24590368#%D7%AA%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%9F_%D7%91%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%9A_%D7%93%D7%97%D7%99%D7%A7

Fri, Jan 4, 9:35 AM · MediaWiki-Internationalization
eranroz updated subscribers of T212923: Hebrew link trail should include Gershayim.
Fri, Jan 4, 9:33 AM · MediaWiki-Internationalization
eranroz created T212923: Hebrew link trail should include Gershayim.
Fri, Jan 4, 9:28 AM · MediaWiki-Internationalization

Wed, Jan 2

eranroz added a comment to T212165: Enable highlighting Saturdays in "Calendar-Wikivoyage" Extension.

@DekelE, if you would like to fix it yourself, I can mentor you how to get into mediawiki, and submit a patch

Wed, Jan 2, 9:03 PM · I18n, ShoutWiki Calendar

Dec 12 2018

eranroz updated subscribers of T211746: [Proposed]Localising template parameter gadget.

This is interesting idea and I think this may be very useful for adopting templates between wikis.

Dec 12 2018, 7:10 AM · Language-Team

Dec 9 2018

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons a Love token.
Dec 9 2018, 12:47 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons

Dec 7 2018

eranroz created T211421: auto dir for flow posts.
Dec 7 2018, 12:58 PM · I18n, Growth-Team, RTL, StructuredDiscussions

Dec 5 2018

Mrjohncummings awarded T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons a Love token.
Dec 5 2018, 9:52 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons

Nov 20 2018

eranroz closed T96041: Allow excluding soft redirected categories on Special:UnusedCategories as Resolved.

@Agabi10 thank you for working on this feature. It can be considered as resolved thanks to https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/458909/

Once that latest patch is merged I think we can consider this task resolved, at least unless we want a Special:ExpectedEmptyCategories too to get the whole list of categories with that page property. I don't think I would ever use a page listing all the empty categories that should be empty (regardless of whether they are empty or not) ever, but I can implement it too if it is really useful for some use case.

[[Special:Pagesbyprop]] can list all such categories (regardless of whether they are empty or not), if there will be a later request for a dedicated special page to list non empty categories this can be considered in a seperate task.

Nov 20 2018, 5:52 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.6; 2018-11-27), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Developer-Wishlist (2017), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Categories

Nov 17 2018

eranroz added a comment to T96041: Allow excluding soft redirected categories on Special:UnusedCategories.

The first part is already done. Now the only thing missing is the Special Page to list categories that should be empty but have at least one member. Any suggestion for the name of that Special Page?

maybe [[Special:Categories to empty]]

Nov 17 2018, 10:08 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.6; 2018-11-27), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017, Developer-Wishlist (2017), MediaWiki-Special-pages, MediaWiki-Categories

Nov 13 2018

eranroz reopened T193198: Use Wikidata international labels when OSM data is not available as "Open".

(reopen per discussion in wikitech-l regarding the meaning of declined in phabricator)

Nov 13 2018, 6:43 PM · Maps (Kartotherian), Discovery

Nov 11 2018

eranroz added a reviewer for D1127: +he translation: Debenben.
Nov 11 2018, 10:45 PM
eranroz requested review of D1127: +he translation.
Nov 11 2018, 10:44 PM
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 8:36 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons
Liuxinyu970226 awarded T190813: Module for unit conversions a Like token.
Nov 11 2018, 7:00 AM · MediaWiki-extension-requests

Nov 9 2018

eranroz updated subscribers of T209183: Lazy loaded images: Copy `usemap` attribute for image maps.
Nov 9 2018, 8:49 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, ImageMap, MobileFrontend
eranroz created T209183: Lazy loaded images: Copy `usemap` attribute for image maps.
Nov 9 2018, 8:49 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog, ImageMap, MobileFrontend

Nov 8 2018

eranroz added a comment to T209016: Is it correct to show RTL content in RTL display mode alongside LTR content in LTR display mode?.

This is how we usually handle it in wiki sites.
BTW what is the order of the languages/does it have any logical order? would it be nicer to align by language dir and then by language name? (so we will have one block of LTR langs, and one block of RTL langs)

Nov 8 2018, 11:02 PM · I18n, RTL, Multimedia, Multimedia-Team-Working-Board

Nov 4 2018

eranroz created T208690: create revision_commentindex.
Nov 4 2018, 8:52 PM · Data-Services

Oct 29 2018

eranroz added a comment to T178249: Parameter for linking a new page to the Wikidata.

This is very good idea,. However, the task description is slightly too technical, e.g can someone add a kind of "user story" to explain how a regular user is expected to link between the article to be created and Wikidata entity? (I'm missing what, if any, user interface support for it should be made)

Oct 29 2018, 11:57 PM · Wikidata

Oct 26 2018

eranroz added a comment to T136599: [Epic] editing on client.

(This was discussed in WMTC18. See some notes in image 6 in T206085#4696219)

Oct 26 2018, 1:37 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Epic, Wikidata
eranroz awarded T207973: GCI: Racconicorn Racoonmendations Sticker a Goat token.
Oct 26 2018, 1:29 AM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018, Goatification, International-Developer-Events, Google-Code-in-2018

Oct 25 2018

eranroz updated the task description for T207977: remove prev/next message dependency from Language.
Oct 25 2018, 8:12 PM · MediaWiki-Decoupling, MediaWiki-Internationalization, Patch-For-Review
eranroz added a project to T207977: remove prev/next message dependency from Language: MediaWiki-General-or-Unknown.
Oct 25 2018, 6:12 PM · MediaWiki-Decoupling, MediaWiki-Internationalization, Patch-For-Review
eranroz added a subtask for T206080: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - Architecting core: layers/components/libraries: T207977: remove prev/next message dependency from Language.
Oct 25 2018, 6:10 PM · Wikimedia-Technical-Conference-2018
eranroz added a parent task for T207977: remove prev/next message dependency from Language: T206080: Wikimedia Technical Conference 2018 Session - Architecting core: layers/components/libraries.
Oct 25 2018, 6:10 PM · MediaWiki-Decoupling, MediaWiki-Internationalization, Patch-For-Review
eranroz created T207977: remove prev/next message dependency from Language.
Oct 25 2018, 6:06 PM · MediaWiki-Decoupling, MediaWiki-Internationalization, Patch-For-Review

Oct 23 2018

eranroz added a comment to T207698: TemplateWizard is failing to fetch certain templates even when they have TemplateData.

I tried to copy it to a local installation and couldn't reproduce the issue.
Looking further into the DOM, this is actually due to CSS class name clash - namelly "parameters" class being used for local gadget and adds additonal settings in Common.css.

Oct 23 2018, 12:27 AM · MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.1; 2018-10-23), Community-Tech-Sprint, Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard

Oct 18 2018

eranroz created T207353: Internal Copyvio handling/reports on Wikipedia mirrors as copyvio.
Oct 18 2018, 5:27 AM · CopyPatrol, English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
eranroz added a comment to T207342: CopyPatrol not showing the highlighted text.

I'm actually not quite sure what's going on with Turnitin there because if you go to the iThenticate report from the CopyPatrol interface, it does give you some more links which contain that text.

Oct 18 2018, 4:49 AM · CopyPatrol, Community-Tech

Oct 17 2018

eranroz added a comment to T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons.

Were are we at with getting the patch fixed?

The main concern is that we are lacking integration tests, so it is hard to tell that code breaks important behavior. So basically we need to pick the old patch: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/456506/
and carefully test it with different configurations to fix all the issues.

Oct 17 2018, 4:41 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons

Oct 13 2018

eranroz added a comment to T201073: Copyvio: Make Eranbot call PageTriage with copyvio info.

I wouldn't run it as a continuous job against test wiki as it means every diff there will be checked and I'm not sure there are copyvios there (and specifically for new pages appear in the new pages feed). It can run on specific page (or other pywikibot generators) that way:
plagiabot.py -lang:test -page:"Los Angeles Lakers B" -pagetriagetag
(I did a minor fix to support it)

Oct 13 2018, 7:41 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)

Oct 6 2018

eranroz added a comment to T155368: Add monolingual language code hbo (Biblical Hebrew).

After trying to find resources about hbo I got even more confused - I'm not sure if this is even a language.

Oct 6 2018, 9:30 PM · Patch-For-Review, Need-volunteer, good first bug, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Oct 4 2018

eranroz added a comment to T206024: Create some machine-readable way of distinguishing image deletion notifications by Community Tech bot.

I think the question is:

  • Do we wish to collect statistics ? In this case I think it is better to query the DB as MaxSem suggested
  • or do we want to track changes using normal wiki tracking interface (aka recent changes/related changes)? In this case I don't think using the database can help

@Doc_James can you explain what is the purpose? (I think the 2nd one, but maybe I misunderstand)

Oct 4 2018, 5:50 PM · Commons, Community-Tech

Oct 2 2018

eranroz updated subscribers of T206024: Create some machine-readable way of distinguishing image deletion notifications by Community Tech bot.

The intention is to track changes relevant to wikiproject using related changes. (+tag: #Image+up+for+deletion+on+Commons) That way, other users from the same wikiproject can help with finding replacements for the images pending for deletion.

Oct 2 2018, 8:50 PM · Commons, Community-Tech
eranroz added a comment to T201073: Copyvio: Make Eranbot call PageTriage with copyvio info.
Oct 2 2018, 6:19 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)

Oct 1 2018

eranroz added a comment to T205917: iThenticate not permitting logins for CopyPatrol.

Thanks for the quick response from ithenticate, the account re-activated, should work now.

Oct 1 2018, 7:39 PM · Community-Tech, CopyPatrol

Sep 30 2018

eranroz added a comment to T205056: Visual editing cache should refresh after connecting to Wikidata item.

alternatively should be handled as part of T178249 - e.g link to wikidata on the first edit

Sep 30 2018, 9:29 PM · VisualEditor

Sep 29 2018

eranroz added a comment to T191757: Investigation: Edit existing templates.

This sounds fine to me but there's still the open question of what do we do when we prepopulate the wizard and then the user hits the Trash button and creates another template. Do we insert the new template or replace the original one?

Replace the original (user explicitly pressed on trash button)

Sep 29 2018, 10:20 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard

Sep 21 2018

eranroz updated the task description for T205120: VisualEditor open incorrect transclusion dialog.
Sep 21 2018, 4:54 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Parsoid-Edit-Support, VisualEditor
eranroz added a project to T205120: VisualEditor open incorrect transclusion dialog: Parsoid-Edit-Support.
Sep 21 2018, 4:53 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Parsoid-Edit-Support, VisualEditor
eranroz created T205120: VisualEditor open incorrect transclusion dialog.
Sep 21 2018, 4:49 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Parsoid-Edit-Support, VisualEditor
eranroz updated the task description for T205056: Visual editing cache should refresh after connecting to Wikidata item.
Sep 21 2018, 6:07 AM · VisualEditor
eranroz created T205056: Visual editing cache should refresh after connecting to Wikidata item.
Sep 21 2018, 6:04 AM · VisualEditor

Sep 19 2018

eranroz added a comment to T191757: Investigation: Edit existing templates.
  • If the user is inside a template -- be it just the cursor, or any partial selection or full selection
    • The wizard first expands the selection to cover the full template the cursor is in, and then loads the dialog for editing.

Sounds good. We already do it based on the cursor (e.g no selection) so it will make it consistent also with selection (and this easy to code :) )

Sep 19 2018, 8:24 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard
eranroz added a comment to T202318: Deploy Commons deletion notification bot on hewiki.

You can enable it permanently

Sep 19 2018, 4:23 AM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, Commons

Sep 15 2018

eranroz added a comment to T201073: Copyvio: Make Eranbot call PageTriage with copyvio info.

PS: note that any suspected diff that is written to DB is also reported to the API.
If the diff doesn't belong to a page in the PageTriage (page triage is for new pages rather the recent changes) it will result in error from the API which will be ignored by the bot

Sep 15 2018, 3:17 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)
eranroz added a comment to T201073: Copyvio: Make Eranbot call PageTriage with copyvio info.

Done (commit) and updated the tool on labs.

Sep 15 2018, 10:10 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)

Sep 12 2018

eranroz triaged T204102: DISPLAYTITLE containing aliases of NS is not well defined as Lowest priority.
Sep 12 2018, 7:05 AM · MediaWiki-Internationalization
eranroz created T204102: DISPLAYTITLE containing aliases of NS is not well defined.
Sep 12 2018, 7:05 AM · MediaWiki-Internationalization

Sep 11 2018

eranroz updated subscribers of T191757: Investigation: Edit existing templates.

@Mooeypoo Thank you for opening this discussion about selection. I think trusting the user selection is consistent with other tools of image/link but it is good idea to rethink about it because templates unlike links/images can be much more complex and the you have good points above.

Sep 11 2018, 5:42 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard
eranroz renamed T33780: WikiEditor dialogs kill the undo buffer from WikiEditor dialogs kill the undo buffer in IE and Chrome to WikiEditor dialogs kill the undo buffer.
Sep 11 2018, 5:15 AM · User-TheDJ, Patch-For-Review, User-Ryasmeen, Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer, Browser-Support-Google-Chrome, Upstream, WikiEditor

Sep 10 2018

eranroz updated subscribers of T191757: Investigation: Edit existing templates.

What's involved in parsing the template from a textarea? Can we offload this to Parsoid or reuse code from Vorlagenmeister/TemplateParamWizard?

Sep 10 2018, 2:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard
eranroz claimed T191757: Investigation: Edit existing templates.
Sep 10 2018, 2:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard

Sep 1 2018

eranroz added a comment to T202914: Spike: How long does it take for a newly created article or draft to be scored by Eranbot/Turnitin.

I think we should have a UI indicating it hasn't checked yet

Sep 1 2018, 10:29 PM · Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
eranroz added a comment to T203012: Copyvio: make it so that all new pages are scanned, regardless of size.

We can't scan all new pages regardless of the size, for 2 main concerns: many of the edits are minor and this is waste of credits + we will likely have too many false positives.

Sep 1 2018, 9:51 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)
eranroz added a comment to T201073: Copyvio: Make Eranbot call PageTriage with copyvio info.

@Etonkovidova can you please grant EranCopyvioTest this right on https://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org ? thanks!

Sep 1 2018, 8:59 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)

Aug 31 2018

eranroz closed T132145: VE Clickjacking vs Inputbox in editintro as Resolved.

someone, Somehow, somewhen, has already solved it and it works.

Aug 31 2018, 7:04 PM · User-Ryasmeen, MediaWiki-extensions-InputBox, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor
eranroz updated subscribers of T203213: Visual Editor works as LTR in all RTL Wikimedia wikis.

This also set the .ve-ce-documentNode lang as en - e.g in dewiki the document language is English. (the defaults comes from 50c4efd1d5ae8942ac1284195f8a44c8e2bcd537 - though this is old change and clearly not directly blamed for this bug...)

Aug 31 2018, 8:08 AM · Verified, User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor (Current work), I18n, RTL

Aug 28 2018

eranroz added a comment to T201073: Copyvio: Make Eranbot call PageTriage with copyvio info.

@eranroz The API to call is merged and should be deployed to enwiki tomorrow. It needs to be posted with a token and a revid. You previously expressed interest in making the change. Let us know if you plan to do it. Thanks!

The bot will need an account and have the pagetriage-copyvio user-right. @Catrope: who can put that in place?

Thanks! I'll get to expand the bot in few days/week.

Aug 28 2018, 9:32 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)

Aug 24 2018

eranroz removed a project from T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons: Patch-For-Review.
Aug 24 2018, 6:44 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons
eranroz closed T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons, a subtask of T154071: Allow non-CC0 licensed data for datasets, as Resolved.
Aug 24 2018, 6:43 AM · WMF-Legal, Commons-Datasets
eranroz closed T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons as Resolved.

Following the recent release that include this patch, I announced it on commons (here)

Aug 24 2018, 6:43 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons

Aug 20 2018

eranroz added a comment to T190233: Commons Deletion Bot: Rollout tracking.

There is community consensus in hewiki to start running both @Steinsplitter bot for a centralized page as well as Community Tech Bot for reporting in the relevant talk pages. Thank you

Aug 20 2018, 7:30 PM · Community-Tech, Commons
eranroz updated the task description for T190233: Commons Deletion Bot: Rollout tracking.
Aug 20 2018, 7:29 PM · Community-Tech, Commons
eranroz added a comment to T198534: [BUG] Thumb border images in articles shown are being shown with no border in the Android app.

@RHo yes, this is about images within articles. Thanks

Aug 20 2018, 5:34 PM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Page Content Service, Android-app-Bugs
eranroz reopened T198534: [BUG] Thumb border images in articles shown are being shown with no border in the Android app as "Open".

So I would like to open it for discussion - This is especially important for flags with white background, such as flag of Japan where itsn't clear where are the flag borders with border option.
Can you please refer to the discussion about it?

Aug 20 2018, 4:40 PM · Wikipedia-Android-App-Backlog, Reading-Infrastructure-Team-Backlog, Page Content Service, Android-app-Bugs

Aug 18 2018

eranroz added a comment to T190233: Commons Deletion Bot: Rollout tracking.

@eranroz Okay, will setup later. My bot is not approved there, was just temporary when sorting out stuff a while ago. Is that a problem?

@Steinsplitter, Thank you! I'll nominate the bot in hewiki and will ping you on commons later once it will get community consensus. (it becomes out off topic in this phab ticket)

Aug 18 2018, 3:18 PM · Community-Tech, Commons
eranroz added a comment to T190233: Commons Deletion Bot: Rollout tracking.

@Steinsplitter, would it be possible that your bot will output the report also to hewiki in addition to commons, or would it fit better to Commons Deletion bot?

It is just a simple script, we can put the output to a page directly on hewiki if needed.

@Steinsplitter We would love to have the report also in hewiki. Would it be possible to output it also to:
:he:Wikipedia:תחזוקה/תמונות מועמדות למחיקה

Aug 18 2018, 1:16 PM · Community-Tech, Commons
eranroz updated subscribers of T190233: Commons Deletion Bot: Rollout tracking.

While discussing the bot in hewiki (here), @Geagea suggested a good idea to report all the images nominated to be deleted and used in a wiki also in a dedicated page (in addition to talk pages of pages using it) so users involved in image patrolling can watch a dedicated page. What do you think? Please note that Steinsplitter already runs something similar - example but it is written to Commons page rather than the specific project.

Aug 18 2018, 11:37 AM · Community-Tech, Commons

Aug 13 2018

eranroz added a comment to T199310: CX2: Better support for Wikidata-based templates.

Thanks @Izno this is good idea to use TemplateData. This is already used in some wikis and may be used more widely as more tools that relay on such mapping will be added. Here is JS snippet to heuristically determine whether template use Wikidata:

isUsingWikidata = templatedata.maps && templatedata.maps.wikidata

But it mainly requires more community adaptation. I added a question for cawiki in https://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantilla_Discussi%C3%B3:Infotaula_persona#TemplateData

Aug 13 2018, 5:53 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), TemplateData, RESTBase-API, VisualEditor, ContentTranslation
eranroz updated the task description for T199310: CX2: Better support for Wikidata-based templates.
Aug 13 2018, 5:17 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), TemplateData, RESTBase-API, VisualEditor, ContentTranslation

Aug 12 2018

eranroz updated subscribers of T199310: CX2: Better support for Wikidata-based templates.

@Amire80 showed me a scenario in hewiki where this functionality may be important.

Aug 12 2018, 9:04 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), TemplateData, RESTBase-API, VisualEditor, ContentTranslation
eranroz added a comment to T198477: [he.wiki] Reference list is emptied when adding a new reference on a wiki that uses template generated references (not <ref> tags).

It worth to fix the issue independently of T30980
Sometimes templates adds references for other reasons - see example in enwiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bcl-2

Aug 12 2018, 3:44 PM · VisualEditor
eranroz merged task T201755: VisualEditor: <ref> references overrides tempaltes with ref into T198477: [he.wiki] Reference list is emptied when adding a new reference on a wiki that uses template generated references (not <ref> tags).
Aug 12 2018, 3:40 PM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References
eranroz merged T201755: VisualEditor: <ref> references overrides tempaltes with ref into T198477: [he.wiki] Reference list is emptied when adding a new reference on a wiki that uses template generated references (not <ref> tags).
Aug 12 2018, 3:40 PM · VisualEditor

Aug 11 2018

eranroz updated subscribers of T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons.

OK, we are almost done - technical change is ready, so in the next deployment we can support it.

Aug 11 2018, 4:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons
eranroz created T201758: Stripping out of comments for newly created tab page.
Aug 11 2018, 1:51 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig
eranroz created T201755: VisualEditor: <ref> references overrides tempaltes with ref .
Aug 11 2018, 10:50 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References

Aug 10 2018

eranroz added a comment to T201065: Copyvio: DB review.

The schema used for EranBot can be found in:
https://github.com/valhallasw/plagiabot/blob/master/copyright_diffs_createTbl.sql

Aug 10 2018, 7:49 PM · Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol

Aug 9 2018

eranroz triaged T201581: Missing WMF logo in https://wikimediafoundation.org/ as Normal priority.
Aug 9 2018, 5:37 AM · Browser-Support-Internet-Explorer, wikimediafoundation.org, WMF-Communications

Aug 8 2018

eranroz added a comment to T201563: issue with accessing wbc_entity_usage from tools-db.

Possibly related to T144010?

Aug 8 2018, 9:35 PM · Data-Services, Toolforge
eranroz created T201563: issue with accessing wbc_entity_usage from tools-db.
Aug 8 2018, 9:30 PM · Data-Services, Toolforge

Aug 4 2018

eranroz added a comment to T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons.

This requires mainly configuration changes and little bit coding (to indicate the license based on the current page rather than config, if such available) - https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/450397

Aug 4 2018, 1:48 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons
eranroz claimed T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons.
Aug 4 2018, 1:41 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons
eranroz added a parent task for T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons: T154071: Allow non-CC0 licensed data for datasets.
Aug 4 2018, 12:58 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-JsonConfig, Commons
eranroz added a subtask for T154071: Allow non-CC0 licensed data for datasets: T200968: Support appropriate documentation of CC BY SA data on Commons.
Aug 4 2018, 12:58 PM · WMF-Legal, Commons-Datasets

Aug 3 2018

eranroz added a comment to T140462: Correctly move files from Wikipedia to Commons (2013).

It would be way cool to also allow moving files in the opposite direction, from Commons to a specific Wikipedia. For files which are uploaded to Commons, used in articles, but later discovered to be improperly licensed (but okay under US fair use, or okay under a specific country's law), or simply for reverting erroneous moves in the other direction.

+1 for matmarex idea. I recently discussed about another useful usecase with @Geagea - (non simple) logos - which sometimes doesn't fit to commons, but can be used with fair use license in Wikipedia.

Aug 3 2018, 8:16 PM · Move-Files-To-Commons, TCB-Team, German-Community-Wishlist-Main-Wishes
eranroz added a comment to T199892: Show Wikidata values for a template in templatewizard.

@Mooeypoo I think this is good idea to have more generic architecture based on hooks.

Aug 3 2018, 11:52 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech
eranroz added a comment to T127354: Help some smaller Wikipedias' communities by writing the TemplateData and enabling citoid for them.

Automatic config approach for citoid - https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:Ui03zpzzl3gu53u5
Let:

For each w in G:

  1. Create MediaWiki:Visualeditor-cite-tool-definition.json where:
    • template- based on sitelink ( Cite web ).
    • name - based on translatewiki
[
    {
        "name": "web",
        "icon": "ref-cite-web",
        "template": "Cite web"
    },
    {
        "name": "book",
        "icon": "ref-cite-book",
        "template": "Cite book"
    },
    {
        "name": "news",
        "icon": "ref-cite-news",
        "template": "Cite news"
    },
    {
        "name": "journal",
        "icon": "ref-cite-journal",
        "template": "Cite journal"
    }
]
  1. Create MediaWiki:Citoid-template-type-map.json
{
    "artwork": "Citation",
    "audioRecording": "Citation",
    "bill": "Citation",
    "blogPost": "Cite web",
    "book": "Cite book",
    "bookSection": "Citation",
    "case": "Citation",
    "computerProgram": "Citation",
    "conferencePaper": "Cite journal",
    "dictionaryEntry": "Citation",
    "document": "Citation",
    "email": "Cite web",
    "encyclopediaArticle": "Citation",
    "film": "Citation",
    "forumPost": "Cite web",
    "hearing": "Citation",
    "instantMessage": "Citation",
    "interview": "Citation",
    "journalArticle": "Cite journal",
    "letter": "Citation",
    "magazineArticle": "Cite news",
    "manuscript": "Cite book",
    "map": "Citation",
    "newspaperArticle": "Cite news",
    "patent": "Citation",
    "podcast": "Citation",
    "presentation": "Cite journal",
    "radioBroadcast": "Citation",
    "report": "Cite journal",
    "statute": "Citation",
    "thesis": "Cite thesis",
    "tvBroadcast": "Citation",
    "videoRecording": "Citation",
    "webpage": "Cite web"
}
Aug 3 2018, 4:41 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References
eranroz added a comment to T127354: Help some smaller Wikipedias' communities by writing the TemplateData and enabling citoid for them.

I've been thinking that these smaller wikis would be a good place to trial wikidata citation templates (see: WikiCite ) which could actually could be fairly simple maintenance-wise as you can use non-lua templates. But that of course requires extra development to the citoid extension because we'd have to search for and create wikidata entities from the extension, so that seems fairly far out in the timeline.

Is there a separate task for extending citoid to support wikicite? (I think that there should be.)

Aug 3 2018, 4:16 AM · VisualEditor, Citoid, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References

Jul 31 2018

eranroz added a comment to T199892: Show Wikidata values for a template in templatewizard.

Values in the input fields - Good idea, the mock-up looks nice, and this make me re-think that this way it is much more friendly than clicking for popup for each field.

Jul 31 2018, 8:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech

Jul 30 2018

eranroz added a comment to T67114: Implement Citation Previews.

Would you like to submit it as a patch to gerrit?

ReferenceTooltips is a gadget. It should not be made part of an extension, where the communities would not have control over it. The change should be implemented by local admins if and when they so choose, not forced on them via the extension.

I'd recommend posting messages on the relevant gadget talk pages to inform the local communities of the available improvements.

Jul 30 2018, 6:55 AM · Wikimedia-Israel-Hackers, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), Design, Patch-For-Review, Page-Previews
eranroz added a comment to T67114: Implement Citation Previews.

@Jack_who_built_the_house thank you for the update in ruwiki.
Would you like to submit it as a patch to gerrit?

Jul 30 2018, 5:27 AM · Wikimedia-Israel-Hackers, Readers-Web-Backlog (Design), Design, Patch-For-Review, Page-Previews

Jul 29 2018

eranroz added a comment to T199892: Show Wikidata values for a template in templatewizard.

For the second point:

  • Example 1: cross validation template https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:WikidataCheck
  • Example 2: (@Mike_Peel may know better how it works in enwiki - so please correct me if I'm wrong) In some communities such as enwiki there is/was no clear consensus to autofill parameters from Wikidata by default, and sometimes the prefered approach is two equivalent templates ([[Template:Infobox person]] and [[Template:Infobox person/Wikidata]]) and the user can decide to explicitly use /wikidata. In that case it may make sense to have wikidata mapping even in the non wikidata version, so user can verify the data is compatible before switching to /wikidata version.
Jul 29 2018, 9:23 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech

Jul 22 2018

eranroz added a comment to T199892: Show Wikidata values for a template in templatewizard.

@Mike_Peel thank you for the comment. I totally agree that users shouldn't directly (e.g in the template instance, as opposed to the single template implementation) copy Wikidata value or use invoke {{#property}} directly.

Jul 22 2018, 4:08 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech

Jul 20 2018

eranroz added a comment to T199892: Show Wikidata values for a template in templatewizard.

Below are some more technical details/clarifications about the patch. Please skip the relevant section if you find it not relevant. (trying to address different audiences)
Expected usage
I assume that enwiki template (or a community that have less trust on Wikidata) would look like:

|Birth date || {{{birthdate}}}

(e.g - user should fill birthdate)
and cawiki (or a community that prefer to use Wikidata) would look like

|Birth date || {{#if:{{{birthdate}}}|{{{birthdate}}}|{{#property:P569}}}}}

(e.g if user doesn't fill, the data is pulled from Wikidata)

Jul 20 2018, 8:45 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech
eranroz created T200079: MassMessageList for RTL is flipped.
Jul 20 2018, 12:39 PM · MassMessage, good first bug, I18n, RTL

Jul 18 2018

eranroz added a comment to T199892: Show Wikidata values for a template in templatewizard.
  • The values that should be shown from Wikidata should be defined in the TemplateData. (example are birth date or birth place).
  • The entity for which the data is filled is based on the entity connected to the current page (e.g wgWikibaseItemId )
Jul 18 2018, 10:18 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech