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I'm George Barnick. I am software engineer and IT business owner as well as a developer for a few MediaWiki extensions and skins. Find me at the following links:

Recent Activity

Aug 18 2018

georgebarnick added a comment to T200303: Refreshed skin: thoughts on the future (Refreshed 4?).

I'd have to see this in action but that sounds fine to me if it works well in execution

Aug 18 2018, 12:56 AM · Refreshed

Aug 15 2018

georgebarnick added a comment to T200303: Refreshed skin: thoughts on the future (Refreshed 4?).

@MtMNC: The Medium "explore" idea would work for me. Do you think we could create some form of logic within the header that determines the width of the header categories and if it would need an "Explore" button? If for example there are only two really narrow header categories, they should be able to fit in the Medium header. If we do this, that same logic could be implemented on Big too, if for example someone wanted to add 10 header categories that just wouldn't fit on most normal screen resolutions. However if we do this, it really comes down to the end-user, because this same kind of "logic" could just be implemented into the formatting of the header categories, if for example someone knew they needed 10 categories, they could just make "Explore" the parent category. I guess this really comes down to how many levels of nesting do we want Refreshed's header categories to support, because this idea starts to push into the boundaries of "Should we just support 3 levels of header categories instead of just 2?". Your idea for Small as proposed in T151430 is perfect, this would be a great time to finally implement that:

Aug 15 2018, 4:06 PM · Refreshed

Aug 12 2018

georgebarnick added a comment to T200303: Refreshed skin: thoughts on the future (Refreshed 4?).

@MtMNC I agree completely, personally I don't like the header dropdowns being triggered on-hover. Clicking seems much more intuitive and less annoying, and like you said translates to a coherent and similar touchscreen experience as with the mouse experience.

Aug 12 2018, 1:20 AM · Refreshed

Jul 25 2018

georgebarnick added a comment to T144462: Bug: Large whitespace (where the Google Sense Ads should be) is shown directly under the header on Refreshed with Firefox.

Most likely the change in ad delivery. I can't tell if the screenshot shows a logged-in user's view or not, but I know at one point there was an advertisement slot for anonymous viewers in the sitenotice on Brickipedia, so that could have been around the same time period as the screenshot.

Jul 25 2018, 1:29 PM · Browser-Support-Firefox, Refreshed, Brickimedia
georgebarnick added a comment to T169671: Can't double-click a page to edit when "Edit pages on double click" preference is enabled.

@SamanthaNguyen Did you ever create an upstream task for this regarding the core module being skin specific? If not that would probably be the best course of action for this task.

Jul 25 2018, 2:46 AM · MediaWiki-Page-editing, JavaScript, Refreshed
georgebarnick added a comment to T151142: Test mw.skin Refreshed for bidirectionality (RTL) support.

As far as I can tell, looking at http://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?uselang=ar the RTL support seems mostly good. The two anomalies between LTR I can notice are the header gradient is not present in RTL and the wiki logo doesn't appear to display (however the GBC logo in the dropdown does). Not sure if these are just local issues or not?

Jul 25 2018, 2:39 AM · RTL, I18n, Refreshed, Brickimedia
georgebarnick added a comment to T144462: Bug: Large whitespace (where the Google Sense Ads should be) is shown directly under the header on Refreshed with Firefox.

Can @ashley recheck this issue to see if it's still a bug? I can't reproduce it.

Jul 25 2018, 2:06 AM · Browser-Support-Firefox, Refreshed, Brickimedia
georgebarnick updated the task description for T144462: Bug: Large whitespace (where the Google Sense Ads should be) is shown directly under the header on Refreshed with Firefox.
Jul 25 2018, 2:04 AM · Browser-Support-Firefox, Refreshed, Brickimedia
Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed R1893:2f7c2066d571: Merge "Add hook handler for purging memcache keys when the relevant interface… (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge "Add hook handler for purging memcache keys when the relevant interface…
Jul 25 2018, 2:04 AM
georgebarnick closed T166943: Add hook handler for purging memcache keys when the relevant interface message page is edited as Resolved.
Jul 25 2018, 2:01 AM · Patch-For-Review, Refreshed
georgebarnick added a comment to T142157: Make Refreshed less-specific to Brickimedia: Custom font for skin should be definable on wiki instead of the repo.

Would it not make sense to ship the skin with a simple font-family: sans-serif and not worry about different font face compatibility across platforms? That leaves font choice entirely up to the end user which could be a good or a bad thing.

Jul 25 2018, 1:33 AM · Refreshed, Brickimedia
georgebarnick added a comment to T200303: Refreshed skin: thoughts on the future (Refreshed 4?).

This all sounds like a good plan to me. Taking Refreshed towards another milestone would be an important step as there's been a backlog of UX and accessibility changes that need to be made with no particular order in which we're working on them. Setting a roadmap and plan for a next major release (4.x) would be a good idea I think.

Jul 25 2018, 12:47 AM · Refreshed

Jul 15 2018

georgebarnick added a watcher for Refreshed: georgebarnick.
Jul 15 2018, 2:57 AM
georgebarnick closed T199637: Refreshed running on PHP >=7.2 yields page-breaking warning if MediaWiki:Refreshed-wiki-dropdown is empty as Resolved.
Jul 15 2018, 2:04 AM · Patch-For-Review, PHP 7.2 support, Refreshed

Jul 14 2018

georgebarnick added a comment to T134851: Top bar (#header-wrapper) menus in Refreshed should be usable without JavaScript.

Hover actuation of the dropdown menus wouldn't be bad on mobile especially with smooth transitions. I actually tried this a long time ago but the primary reason we never implemented it that way was because of mobile support. However since Refreshed 3.x the way mobile menus are handled was meant to be improved so perhaps this idea is worth revisiting.

Jul 14 2018, 8:42 PM · CSS, Patch-For-Review, JavaScript, Refreshed, Brickimedia

Jan 1 2018

georgebarnick updated subscribers of T183853: Special:DoubleRedirects is not updating.

Restarting memcached should fix it. @lcawte @SamanthaNguyen or someone else with ShoutWiki backend access will have to do that.

Jan 1 2018, 5:05 AM · Brickimedia

Aug 29 2017

Gerrit Code Review <gerrit@wikimedia.org> committed R1893:43226c63d925: Merge "Rename sidebar icon" (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge "Rename sidebar icon"
Aug 29 2017, 12:59 AM

Aug 13 2017

georgebarnick committed R1893:c51a26ef4055: Rename sidebar icon (authored by georgebarnick).
Rename sidebar icon
Aug 13 2017, 9:24 AM

Jan 22 2017

georgebarnick renamed T155949: Trying to mark the state of a feedback can return a database error and disable the ability to mark the state from Trying to mark the state of a feedback will return a database error and disable the ability to mark the state to Trying to mark the state of a feedback can return a database error and disable the ability to mark the state.
Jan 22 2017, 5:53 PM · Social-Tools, Brickimedia, ArticleFeedbackv5

Jan 17 2017

georgebarnick added a comment to T145312: Implement a chat kick log for MediaWikiChat.

It makes more sense for all chat actions to be in the same log so that they remain in a proper series of events chronologically. Separating these logs only complicates that.

Jan 17 2017, 2:13 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWikiChat, Brickimedia

Jan 13 2017

georgebarnick added a comment to T145980: MediaWikiChat should use a <textarea> element instead of an <input> for writing messages.

would allow for newlines without having to use <br /> as well which is good

Jan 13 2017, 10:40 PM · MediaWikiChat, Brickimedia

Jan 10 2017

georgebarnick added a comment to T154966: Brickimedia: Consider deprecating our own Donate extension in favor of DonationInterface.

Yes

Jan 10 2017, 4:54 AM · Technical-Debt, Brickimedia

Jan 9 2017

georgebarnick added a comment to T141318: Close Customs, Ideas, and Meta wikis on the Brickimedia Farm .

Customs removed in https://github.com/Brickimedia/LocalSettings/pull/17

Jan 9 2017, 5:11 AM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick added a comment to T143381: Remove Customs, Ideas, Meta and related code from LocalSettings repo at GitHub.

Customs removed in https://github.com/Brickimedia/LocalSettings/pull/17

Jan 9 2017, 5:10 AM · Brickimedia

Jan 8 2017

georgebarnick closed T146241: Check if line 254 + line 255 which were left behind from SiteMatrix from Brickimedia/LocalSettings/LocalSettings_ext.php can be safely removed without breaking the site as Resolved.

Pulled to server

Jan 8 2017, 2:09 AM · Brickimedia

Jan 5 2017

georgebarnick added a comment to T151514: Separate the emoticons function from MediaWikiChat and WikiForum into its own extension.

I may be wrong but I thought WikiForum had its own emoticon functionality already?

Jan 5 2017, 8:10 PM · Technical-Debt, WikiForum, Social-Tools, MediaWikiChat
georgebarnick added a comment to T154220: Slowly deprecate and/or archive Snippets extension in favour of TextExtracts.

To my knowledge, no websites currently utilize our Snippet API. Brickset was the only website I worked with to implement it, and they stopped using it long ago because it negatively impacted their page load times with little benefit to either us nor Brickset.

Jan 5 2017, 8:07 PM · Cleanup, Patch-For-Review, Brickimedia, Snippet
georgebarnick added a comment to T146241: Check if line 254 + line 255 which were left behind from SiteMatrix from Brickimedia/LocalSettings/LocalSettings_ext.php can be safely removed without breaking the site.

Yes, it can be safely removed without any errors. Those lines are entirely unused.

Jan 5 2017, 8:06 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick added a comment to T145302: Support for HTTPS protocol for en.brickimedia.org and greatballcontraption.com.

SSL Certificates are not that expensive for what we'd need. Mutli-domain certificates are like $30/yr. Especially we rid ourselves of *.brickimedia.org domains and just make Brickipedia the only wiki on that domain we'd just need need two domains secured.

Jan 5 2017, 6:29 PM · Brickimedia

Dec 29 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T152737: Database error and/or MediaWiki exception occurs upon trying to edit on Brickipedia.

Occurred when trying to view http://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/10255_Assembly_Square. Took 3 refreshes to access the page. Not sure if I'd call this a database error as much as it is an SMW error.

Dec 29 2016, 10:54 PM · Brickimedia

Dec 11 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T151517: Remove redundant "User" prefix from "User blog" namespace in BlogPage.

The reason we had this the way it was was to keep consistency with Wikia. Not sure if we're worried on doing that anymore although it does keep things familiar for new users.

Dec 11 2016, 1:36 AM · Brickimedia, Social-Tools, BlogPage

Dec 1 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T139849: Brickimedia's MediaWiki-generated emails are being sent to Gmail's spam folder.

I've never been able to figure it out but I've also never looked deep into it. For as long as I can remember, it's just how it's always been with private MediaWiki installations. I don't know what WMF does differently for theirs to come through.

Dec 1 2016, 7:08 PM · Brickimedia

Oct 4 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T147270: Chat CPU usage.

What are your PC specs?

Oct 4 2016, 3:47 AM · Performance, MediaWikiChat, Brickimedia
georgebarnick added a comment to T146550: Register the /me command in MediaWikiChat private messaging.

/me functionality was never built into MediaWikiChat private messaging

Oct 4 2016, 3:46 AM · Social-Tools, Brickimedia, MediaWikiChat

Aug 28 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T136141: Build an integrated word filtering system for MediaWikiChat.

Um, I might be wrong, but MediaWikiChat is not exclusively a Brickimedia extension, right? We build this extension for anyone to use, so it seems logical to integrate features that, even if Brickipedia might not deem it necessary, seem like a basic feature any public chatroom should have. I recall other wikis asking for a feature like this out of the extension...

Aug 28 2016, 6:23 PM · MediaWikiChat, Brickimedia

Aug 19 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T143377: Remove Customs, Ideas, and Meta links from DeepSea left-side header.

@ashley No it is not

Aug 19 2016, 2:45 AM · DeepSea, Brickimedia

Aug 1 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T141318: Close Customs, Ideas, and Meta wikis on the Brickimedia Farm .

I think @UltrasonicNXT already has regular database backups on a private Dropbox. To my knowledge he's the only one with access to them however.

Aug 1 2016, 12:32 AM · Brickimedia

Jul 29 2016

georgebarnick accepted R1893:cbf2eb4f809c: Switch dropdown animation from fade to collapse.
Jul 29 2016, 4:32 AM · Brickimedia

Jul 17 2016

georgebarnick assigned T140546: Add titles to user links in MediaWikiChat to UltrasonicNXT.
Jul 17 2016, 12:28 AM · MediaWikiChat, Brickimedia

Jul 11 2016

georgebarnick placed T134669: Make Refreshed skin less specific to Brickimedia up for grabs.
Jul 11 2016, 6:48 PM · Technical-Debt, ShoutWiki, Refreshed, Brickimedia
georgebarnick placed T134648: Brickimedia page goes completely black after closing out of image on MultiMediaViewer extension with Refreshed skin up for grabs.

I'm not actively contributing to Brickimedia or its development.

Jul 11 2016, 6:33 PM · Refreshed, Brickimedia
georgebarnick placed T134668: Refreshed should integrate native-support for VisualEditor up for grabs.

I'm not actively contributing to Brickimedia or its development.

Jul 11 2016, 6:33 PM · Brickimedia, Refreshed

Jun 28 2016

georgebarnick closed T138845: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:09 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138844: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:05 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138843: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:05 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138839: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:05 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138838: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:05 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138837: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:04 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138836: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:04 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138830: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:04 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138831: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:04 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138833: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:04 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138832: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:03 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138825: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:03 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138824: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:03 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138823: User rights as Invalid.

Duplicate of T138822

Jun 28 2016, 3:02 PM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick closed T138822: User rights as Declined.

This is something that should be discussed via forum on the wikis as it is not for the sysadmins alone to decide.

Jun 28 2016, 3:02 PM · Brickimedia

May 30 2016

georgebarnick assigned T136563: What is the license? to SamanthaNguyen.
May 30 2016, 5:50 PM · Brickimedia, Software-Licensing, Refreshed

May 1 2016

georgebarnick lowered the priority of T128604: WikiFont unicode conflicts with iOS emoji unicode from High to Low.
May 1 2016, 6:10 PM · Refreshed, Brickimedia, Design

Apr 23 2016

georgebarnick changed the status of T132992: Figure out what to do with current and old tickets of Brickimedia from Stalled to Open.
Apr 23 2016, 4:17 AM · Phabricator, Brickimedia

Apr 19 2016

georgebarnick added a comment to T132992: Figure out what to do with current and old tickets of Brickimedia .

I don't think importing all of them is the right way to go, some of them apply to Brickipedia exclusively and not the code in the projects. I'd just recreate relevant ones, the person who authored the tickets at GitHub can re-author them here if they're active and willing or you can just copy and paste them.

Apr 19 2016, 4:13 AM · Phabricator, Brickimedia

Apr 18 2016

georgebarnick edited Description on Brickimedia.
Apr 18 2016, 7:16 PM
georgebarnick committed rEARAc9ef78eafaa1: Rename Hooks.php to ArticleRatingsHooks.php (authored by georgebarnick).
Rename Hooks.php to ArticleRatingsHooks.php
Apr 18 2016, 11:41 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:41be74e122b6: Update skin.json (authored by georgebarnick).
Update skin.json
Apr 18 2016, 10:29 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:4da6b13e5656: Add support for indicators (authored by georgebarnick).
Add support for indicators
Apr 18 2016, 10:29 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:db2169fbbd37: Typography refresh (authored by georgebarnick).
Typography refresh
Apr 18 2016, 10:29 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:3be5570034a5: Merge pull request #12 from codyn329/patch-11 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #12 from codyn329/patch-11
Apr 18 2016, 10:29 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:5c0f9a24e3b5: Removing Stories, adding GBC (authored by georgebarnick).
Removing Stories, adding GBC
Apr 18 2016, 10:29 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:0e5cf654d3e5: Merge pull request #11 from codyn329/patch-10 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #11 from codyn329/patch-10
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:988d8748b636: Merge pull request #14 from codyn329/patch-13 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #14 from codyn329/patch-13
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:038dbd9fbf59: Merge pull request #13 from codyn329/patch-12 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #13 from codyn329/patch-12
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:242c8e77197b: Update projects CSS for minifigures.brickimedia (authored by georgebarnick).
Update projects CSS for minifigures.brickimedia
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:6ff5f1d8405f: Add i18n message for skin name (authored by georgebarnick).
Add i18n message for skin name
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:69d2bf757aca: Merge pull request #15 from codyn329/patch-14 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #15 from codyn329/patch-14
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:c39db96fb669: Removing LEGO Minifigures Online Wiki (authored by georgebarnick).
Removing LEGO Minifigures Online Wiki
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:7df1bf9ba2ee: LEGO Ideas Wiki DeepSea CSS (authored by georgebarnick).
LEGO Ideas Wiki DeepSea CSS
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1894:3bf79470abe5: Fix Brickimedia/brickimedia#267 (authored by georgebarnick).
Fix Brickimedia/brickimedia#267
Apr 18 2016, 10:28 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:1c0053d24034: 1.23 release (authored by georgebarnick).
1.23 release
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:5c72697dbdd2: Require Title.php (authored by georgebarnick).
Require Title.php
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:0238921ba2f4: Revert (authored by georgebarnick).
Revert
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:f147fd8d855e: Remove Brickimedia logo and URL from default Refreshed config (authored by georgebarnick).
Remove Brickimedia logo and URL from default Refreshed config
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM · Brickimedia
georgebarnick committed R1893:49eb229ad9b8: Fix for last commit (authored by georgebarnick).
Fix for last commit
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:5a6e62a5b0ef: Remove PNG logo fallbacks (authored by georgebarnick).
Remove PNG logo fallbacks
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:ddbdcc676ed7: Syntax correction (authored by georgebarnick).
Syntax correction
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:cec4308e1bb7: Update version number (authored by georgebarnick).
Update version number
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:79818f0644b5: Merge pull request #42 from codynguyen1116/patch-1 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #42 from codynguyen1116/patch-1
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:e1bdf5f49ba4: Indicator positioning (authored by georgebarnick).
Indicator positioning
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:f18653153f4e: More Echo adjustments (authored by georgebarnick).
More Echo adjustments
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:7f36f621ea04: Temporary disabling AJAX watch to fix bugs (authored by georgebarnick).
Temporary disabling AJAX watch to fix bugs
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:1cd9f859251f: Echo changes (authored by georgebarnick).
Echo changes
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:2d0d7a3189c0: Updates for new Echo notifications (authored by georgebarnick).
Updates for new Echo notifications
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:534fa0709aa1: Minor Echo positioning change (authored by georgebarnick).
Minor Echo positioning change
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:229c8e2ce7de: Merge pull request #40 from codynguyen1116/patch-1 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #40 from codynguyen1116/patch-1
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:c7f236882bde: Merge pull request #38 from codynguyen1116/patch-1 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #38 from codynguyen1116/patch-1
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:c4dcdba85b80: Merge pull request #41 from codynguyen1116/patch-2 (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #41 from codynguyen1116/patch-2
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:a88e61a7e689: Merge pull request #39 from MtMNC/master (authored by georgebarnick).
Merge pull request #39 from MtMNC/master
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:d6a5df63133e: Fix for VisualEditor support (authored by georgebarnick).
Fix for VisualEditor support
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:d7d1879abf12: Placeholder wordmarks for gbc refreshed skin (authored by georgebarnick).
Placeholder wordmarks for gbc refreshed skin
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:6ad2e8adce47: New GBC logo (authored by georgebarnick).
New GBC logo
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM
georgebarnick committed R1893:fd031985e2d2: Fix content overflow issues with floated elements (authored by georgebarnick).
Fix content overflow issues with floated elements
Apr 18 2016, 10:06 AM