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Jun 30 2015, 10:08 PM (459 w, 2 d)
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"jrbs" are my initials. I don't really use a personal Phabricator account; I'll try to flag stuff I'm doing in my volunteer capacity as such.

Recent Activity

Mon, Apr 1

Mooeypoo awarded T361462: Figure out a plan to move forward with regarding Libera.Chat rebranding change a Burninate token.
Mon, Apr 1, 9:20 PM · Epic, Mew, wikimedia-irc-libera
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Mon, Apr 1, 8:29 PM · Epic, Mew, wikimedia-irc-libera
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Mon, Apr 1, 7:19 PM · Epic, Mew, wikimedia-irc-libera
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Mon, Apr 1, 4:44 PM · Epic, Mew, wikimedia-irc-libera

Fri, Mar 29

jrbs added a comment to T361415: Request access to deployment-prep for Driedmueller.

What are they planning on doing with the extension on the beta cluster?

Fri, Mar 29, 11:31 PM · Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure
jrbs created T361415: Request access to deployment-prep for Driedmueller.
Fri, Mar 29, 11:17 PM · Beta-Cluster-Infrastructure

Wed, Mar 27

jrbs added a comment to T344018: Improve the dump format for STV elections.

Confirming here @Lhuyghe's comment, I think the steps sound very reasonable.

Wed, Mar 27, 1:24 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T289388: Create a drag-drop solution for ranked choice voting.

I brought this up internally to work out our stance on this. I think the ideal solution here would be having a no-JS backup option (that users can be automatically driven to, or click a button to get, whichever is most feasible).

Wed, Mar 27, 1:23 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs updated the task description for T361077: Identify and implement a level of precision for STV elections.
Wed, Mar 27, 1:20 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs created T361077: Identify and implement a level of precision for STV elections.
Wed, Mar 27, 1:17 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T209892: SecurePoll is not compatible with GPG 2.1+.

Hey @Skizzerz, thanks for submitting a patch. This task was listed in our contractors' work package and I was just wondering what the status of the CR is?

Wed, Mar 27, 1:04 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Thu, Mar 21

jrbs added a comment to T326412: SecurePoll should not select option by default in histogram range votes.

Ah! I tested this myself and it does already seem possible even if the options are "0" and "1", as long as the option to require votes is selected. So I think indeed this task is already resolved.

Thu, Mar 21, 7:03 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T329922: SecurePoll should use active wiki (or allow users to select a wiki).

Ok, cool!
So then, we would implement a "most active wiki" input field on the vote page and populate it with the wikis where the user has more than X% of their edits.
I would suggest introducing a config variable to define X, e.g. with value of 10 for the wikis with more than 10% edits from the user.
The users choice is not stored, for now.
We can get the necessary data from CentralAuthUser::queryAttached method. [...]

Thu, Mar 21, 6:41 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs changed the status of T360159: Create voter list for U4C membership vote from Open to In Progress.

Scripts now running, should be done by EoW.

Thu, Mar 21, 2:09 AM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.23; 2024-03-19), Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections
jrbs changed the status of T360159: Create voter list for U4C membership vote, a subtask of T358067: Run a vote for the membership of the U4C, from Open to In Progress.
Thu, Mar 21, 2:08 AM · Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections

Mar 19 2024

jrbs added a comment to T326412: SecurePoll should not select option by default in histogram range votes.

I do wonder how those "blank" votes work out in the tally. The system does not seem to warn me when I submit a totally blank vote and I wonder if that vote even counts at all?

Mar 19 2024, 7:34 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T326412: SecurePoll should not select option by default in histogram range votes.

[...]
I understand that the goal of this ticket has already been achieved, but if I have misunderstood something, I would be grateful if I could get some more information so that I can solve the problem.

I created a poll with no default value and this is how the ballot looks like if I want to vote:

image.png (208×312 px, 9 KB)

Mar 19 2024, 6:54 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Mar 18 2024

jrbs added a comment to T289388: Create a drag-drop solution for ranked choice voting.

Thanks to @jsn.sherman for CR back in August, much appreciated!

Mar 18 2024, 10:45 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Mar 15 2024

jrbs added a comment to T329922: SecurePoll should use active wiki (or allow users to select a wiki).

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you here @Driedmueller.

Mar 15 2024, 11:41 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Mar 14 2024

jrbs updated the task description for T360159: Create voter list for U4C membership vote.
Mar 14 2024, 10:39 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.23; 2024-03-19), Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections
jrbs created T360159: Create voter list for U4C membership vote.
Mar 14 2024, 10:36 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.23; 2024-03-19), Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections
jrbs updated the task description for T358067: Run a vote for the membership of the U4C.
Mar 14 2024, 10:28 PM · Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections

Mar 8 2024

jrbs updated subscribers of T344018: Improve the dump format for STV elections.
Mar 8 2024, 9:30 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T344018: Improve the dump format for STV elections.

Sorry for my delay as I investigated these questions @Osnard.

Mar 8 2024, 9:29 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Mar 7 2024

jrbs created T359603: SecurePoll: Email scripts should check for user opt-in.
Mar 7 2024, 11:44 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Mar 5 2024

jrbs moved T291821: SecurePoll: Once a candidate is declared elected, make sure they remain elected [M] from Evaluated to On deck on the MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll board.
Mar 5 2024, 7:21 PM · Patch-For-Review, Anti-Harassment, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T359211: Add a "reason" field in phab-ban tool.

@Bugreporter There is no similar comment in the log for blocking done directly in Phabricator, so I guess I'm wondering what you think people will write as a reason other than "spamming".

Mar 5 2024, 7:16 PM · Tool-phab-ban

Feb 27 2024

jrbs added a comment to T288784: SecurePoll doing DB writes to securepoll_voters on HTTP GET [Timebox: 8h].

@phuedx Would you be able to help shed some light on the above? In particular, is the revert due to any code issues or just a case of product ownership changes (i.e. could we just re-merge that patch again)?

Feb 27 2024, 6:46 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.12; 2021-12-06), MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Wikimedia-production-error

Feb 22 2024

jrbs added a comment to T288784: SecurePoll doing DB writes to securepoll_voters on HTTP GET [Timebox: 8h].

Change 724456 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/SecurePoll@master] Remove DB writes to securepoll_voters on HTTP GET

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/724456

For the record, this commit was reverted on the same day that it was merged (18 Nov 2021)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/extensions/SecurePoll/+/739642
Change by @phuedx:
Revert "Remove DB writes to securepoll_voters on HTTP GET"

Reason for revert: T288784#7482853

Feb 22 2024, 11:19 PM · MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.12; 2021-12-06), MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Wikimedia-production-error

Feb 21 2024

jrbs moved T357864: Account recovery help needed for User:Shrekinator91 from Support to 2FA (requests) on the Trust-and-Safety board.
Feb 21 2024, 12:01 AM · Wikimedia-maintenance-script-run, Trust-and-Safety
jrbs moved T354956: Reset 2FA for Phabricator account @Dringsim from Backlog to 2FA (requests) on the Trust-and-Safety board.
Feb 21 2024, 12:01 AM · Phabricator
jrbs closed T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote as Resolved.

This was performed successfully. Thank you!

Feb 21 2024, 12:00 AM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.13; 2024-01-09 ), Trust-and-Safety, Elections
jrbs closed T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote, a subtask of T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter, as Resolved.
Feb 21 2024, 12:00 AM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Feb 20 2024

jrbs moved T358067: Run a vote for the membership of the U4C from Backlog to Support on the Trust-and-Safety board.
Feb 20 2024, 11:59 PM · Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections
jrbs moved T358067: Run a vote for the membership of the U4C from Backlog to Other global elections on the Elections board.
Feb 20 2024, 11:59 PM · Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections
jrbs updated the task description for T358067: Run a vote for the membership of the U4C.
Feb 20 2024, 11:59 PM · Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections
jrbs created T358067: Run a vote for the membership of the U4C.
Feb 20 2024, 11:59 PM · Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Elections
jrbs closed T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter as Resolved.

Vote is complete! Thanks all.

Feb 20 2024, 11:54 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs updated the task description for T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter.
Feb 20 2024, 11:54 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Feb 1 2024

jrbs created T356442: SecurePoll: Viewing voter data should require more friction.
Feb 1 2024, 8:55 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T356421: SecurePoll data on vote.wikimedia.org is world-visible.

I believe this is intentionally public yes. It's difficult to find (which may be a problem itself) but it's not intended to be secret

Feb 1 2024, 6:19 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll, Security, Security-Team

Jan 29 2024

jrbs closed T356114: Send mid-vote email for U4C Charter Ratification vote as Resolved.

Done, sent 44,677 emails

Jan 29 2024, 11:08 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs closed T356114: Send mid-vote email for U4C Charter Ratification vote, a subtask of T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter, as Resolved.
Jan 29 2024, 11:08 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs updated the task description for T356114: Send mid-vote email for U4C Charter Ratification vote.
Jan 29 2024, 11:07 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs updated the task description for T356114: Send mid-vote email for U4C Charter Ratification vote.
Jan 29 2024, 9:20 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs created T356114: Send mid-vote email for U4C Charter Ratification vote.
Jan 29 2024, 9:19 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Jan 23 2024

jrbs updated the task description for T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter.
Jan 23 2024, 10:43 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter.

Hi @jrbs, I just noticed that we scrutineers have not yet been added as admins for this vote, thanks :)

Jan 23 2024, 10:43 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T355594: SecurePoll creates a table for each election and keeps it forever.

Where in the code are these tables created? I don't recall the core code needing to create separate tables for elections. I know WMF has occasionally created tables (see ./cli/wm-scripts) but those are not for every single election either. And at least the present code (same link) only relates to 2022 and later.

Jan 23 2024, 6:59 PM · Data-Persistence (work done), MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T355594: SecurePoll creates a table for each election and keeps it forever.

I spoke with Legal and it doesn't seem that they would have a problem with deleting these old tables.

Jan 23 2024, 12:11 AM · Data-Persistence (work done), MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Jan 3 2024

jrbs closed T74449: SecurePoll: [[Special:SecurePoll]] should include a link to the history for each poll, a subtask of T70118: Issues blocking deployment of new SecurePoll interface (tracking), as Invalid.
Jan 3 2024, 2:45 PM · Elections, Tracking-Neverending, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs closed T74449: SecurePoll: [[Special:SecurePoll]] should include a link to the history for each poll as Invalid.

Revisiting this very old task - I am not really sure what the ask is here - do you mean the history of edits to the SecurePoll election, or something else?

If nobody can clarify what's requested here, best to close this ticket as invalid?

Jan 3 2024, 2:45 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Jan 2 2024

jrbs changed Due Date from Nov 15 2023, 8:00 AM to Jan 12 2024, 8:00 AM on T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote.
Jan 2 2024, 1:56 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.13; 2024-01-09 ), Trust-and-Safety, Elections

Dec 13 2023

jrbs added a comment to T310909: SecurePoll (votewiki) should import translations from Meta-Wiki.

On the translate subpage, if $wgSecurePollTranslationImportSourceUrl is set, there's currently a message that presumably claims anyone can 'import translations'

You can import translations from http://localhost, translate manually or edit existing translations.

...but it's misleading, because you can't if you're not an election admin.

I'd suggest to show this message only if the user can actually do the action (along with the button)

Dec 13 2023, 8:26 PM · MW-1.41-notes (1.41.0-wmf.10; 2023-05-23), MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Dec 11 2023

jrbs updated the task description for T348902: English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee Election 2023.
Dec 11 2023, 8:01 PM · Wikimedia-Site-requests, Trust-and-Safety, Elections

Nov 28 2023

jrbs renamed T341506: Improve the formatting of STV transfer votes from STV transfer votes presentation to Improve the formatting of STV transfer votes.
Nov 28 2023, 7:49 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Nov 27 2023

jrbs updated subscribers of T108748: Rework SecurePoll translation system.
Nov 27 2023, 7:42 PM · I18n, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T133369: When editing other election parameters, SecurePoll should not force the election start date to be reset.

Small update on this -- I can't find the task which changed this behaviour, but one is now able to update the election admins at any point. I believe this is possible even if the start date is in the past, but I will confirm this with the English Wikipedia elections which begin in about five hours.

Nov 27 2023, 7:38 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Nov 21 2023

jrbs closed T152972: Accessing private information through SecurePoll should be logged as Resolved.

No response so boldly closing this task given the successful implementation of T271276: Log when admins access voter data in SecurePoll.

Nov 21 2023, 5:36 PM · Platform Engineering (Icebox), Security, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll

Nov 16 2023

jrbs closed T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections as Resolved.

Fantastic. Thank you!

Nov 16 2023, 7:42 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs updated the task description for T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.
Nov 16 2023, 7:41 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

I think that's fine if it wouldn't be locally controversial (I doubt that, since the rankings are already published)

Nov 16 2023, 7:28 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

The election has ended now. @jimmyxu / @Wong128hk - feel free to run your scrutiny of the new votes. We will see if the creation of a new tally works as expected once you are ready.

Nov 16 2023, 6:39 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

Hi everyone, is everything completed here? @Darafsh could you confirm the tally is OK?

Nov 16 2023, 6:37 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Nov 10 2023

jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

The vote should be ended at 15 Nov 23:59 (UTC) since the vote cannot be accessed from local site and not enough notification. Thank you.

Nov 10 2023, 8:50 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites

Nov 8 2023

jrbs updated subscribers of T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote.

@Reedy Can I please confirm that your change here doesn't impact how this process works? https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/mediawiki/extensions/SecurePoll/+/892945

Nov 8 2023, 3:19 AM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.13; 2024-01-09 ), Trust-and-Safety, Elections
jrbs renamed T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote from Create voter list for U4C SecurePoll elections to Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote.
Nov 8 2023, 3:17 AM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.13; 2024-01-09 ), Trust-and-Safety, Elections
jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

Just for note. The reason of cannot vote is that only the poll on the votewiki was extended, but the local one did not extended. Therefore, users cannot follow Special:SecurePoll link on the local wiki to vote. Thanks.

Nov 8 2023, 2:48 AM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites

Nov 7 2023

jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

Ah, you can see it correctly if you use ?uselang=fa: https://vote.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/tally/1421?uselang=fa

Nov 7 2023, 7:30 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

The check was finally completed. I and @Urbanecm tried to do the tally via wiki interface, but @jrbs should take a look at the results, as we aren't able to interpret them completely (in particular "Candidate 1"). Thanks!

Nov 7 2023, 7:29 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Nov 6 2023

jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

@Wong128hk A secure poll could not be edited once it has started, so I don't think a prolong is possible technically. The only way seems to be re-run an election.

Nov 6 2023, 4:49 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites

Oct 23 2023

jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

Just like the previous one (T318147): Please mark me and @jimmyxu as Scrutineers for the vote. Thank you.

Oct 23 2023, 5:34 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites

Oct 21 2023

jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

The current list is wrong.
For example users Sunfyre and محک are not in the votewiki list, but their name is present in the original list.
List of eligible voters on votewiki should be update from the new JSON file that I have created. This file excludes those who are blocked or locked. Actually there are 470 local accounts plus 4 accounts on votewiki (Darafsh, Huji, Mahdy Saffar and Mardetanha). Thank you.

Oct 21 2023, 7:14 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 19 2023

jrbs updated the task description for T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.
Oct 19 2023, 11:01 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

Seems that all the users near the red cells are blocked on fawiki or locked (I have the “markblocked” script enabled and noticed this). They likely shouldn’t vote, according with the warning in that page “Users are allowed to vote only on the condition that their access to Persian Wikipedia is not interrupted at the time of voting”, but let’s wait for a confirmation by @Darafsh or @Jeeputer. Thanks :)

Oct 19 2023, 11:00 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs added a comment to T349233: Recover old (2009–2011) election configurations.
Oct 19 2023, 7:28 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

@jrbs, the vote duration of "2023年10月中文维基百科管理人员选举-其他管理人员" is incorrect, please fix it.

Oct 19 2023, 7:23 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites
jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

@jrbs Voter list generated.
Something forgot to mention: We would like to hide the voter list (set voter-privacy to 1) per community consensus

Oct 19 2023, 6:29 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

I have added everyone in that list for now. I think based on what I see there that 524 people should be eligible, and 524 people are in the list, so all works out.

Oct 19 2023, 6:28 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

OK I think more or less everything is good to go other than getting the list of voters. This was typically done locally and the list provided to me / imported directly by Huji. Is there a plan to do this?

The list of eligible voters is available here in wikitable format. If you need it in any other format, i can help.

Oct 19 2023, 6:22 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 18 2023

jrbs added a subtask for T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter: T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote.
Oct 18 2023, 11:19 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a parent task for T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote: T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter.
Oct 18 2023, 11:19 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.13; 2024-01-09 ), Trust-and-Safety, Elections
jrbs added a project to T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote: Trust-and-Safety.
Oct 18 2023, 11:19 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.13; 2024-01-09 ), Trust-and-Safety, Elections
jrbs created T349263: Create voter list for U4C Charter ratification vote.
Oct 18 2023, 11:17 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.13; 2024-01-09 ), Trust-and-Safety, Elections
jrbs moved T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter from Backlog to Other global elections on the Elections board.
Oct 18 2023, 7:23 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter.

@jrbs Just FTR (sorry if I write here, but I see that votewiki's technical timeline is tight in this period, so I try to anticipate you) I'm free in that period and can be a scrutineer, and coming from the recent fawiki election I'd probably already be ready to carry out the role but, if someone else, for example who has never done it, would like to do it, I'd have no problem backing out.
@Mykola7 has expressed their interest and availability in this, so I ping them here. I think in the end this election will require other scrutineers as the previous one, we still have @Urbanecm, and other available stews can certainly be found if required! Thanks :)

Oct 18 2023, 7:12 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a project to T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter: Elections.
Oct 18 2023, 7:12 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs updated the task description for T349233: Recover old (2009–2011) election configurations.
Oct 18 2023, 7:00 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs triaged T349233: Recover old (2009–2011) election configurations as Low priority.
Oct 18 2023, 6:59 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T59530: Add icons to SecurePoll's voting page to make it clearer which column ("Support", etc.) is which.

Revisiting this, I think this would still be desirable but would probably require some tweaks to how the ballot is displayed. For context, in the backend, "Support" is just a text label for "+1" that lives in a JSON file on votewiki. This allows it to be translated but as far as I know there's no way to put an image in there (or wikitext that may be parsed as an image). This was done in the past with board elections using templates, I think, so it should in theory be possible.

Oct 18 2023, 6:42 PM · Elections, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs closed T324791: Undertake the 2023 Universal Code of Conduct vote on revised enforcement guidelines as Resolved.

This was completed successfully. Thank you all!

Oct 18 2023, 6:38 PM · Elections
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

OK I think more or less everything is good to go other than getting the list of voters. This was typically done locally and the list provided to me / imported directly by Huji. Is there a plan to do this?

Oct 18 2023, 6:37 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 17 2023

jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

Yeah, it is actually "abstain", apologize for my inaccurate word.

Oct 17 2023, 10:44 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

Wouldn't it be better to clarify what the problem is? Something like

شما واجد شرایط رای‌دهی نیستید.

which translates to "You are not eligible to vote"?

Oct 17 2023, 6:30 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs claimed T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.
Oct 17 2023, 6:29 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 16 2023

jrbs added a comment to T342774: Use SecurePoll for the admin election of zhwiki (Oct 2023).

Thanks, I will set this up. One problem I see though:

Oct 16 2023, 11:35 PM · Trust-and-Safety, Elections, Chinese-Sites
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

OK, I am setting this up now. Please let me know if you require changes to the text (I am copying it from the 2021 election). I'm sorry but I don't know how to make the blocks RTL on Phabricator.

Oct 16 2023, 5:41 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

Can vote.wikimedia.org use Meek STV?

Oct 16 2023, 5:24 PM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Oct 11 2023

jrbs created T348597: Run a vote for the ratification of the U4C Charter.
Oct 11 2023, 12:30 AM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, MediaWiki-extensions-SecurePoll
jrbs added a comment to T348448: Carry out 2023 fawiki Supervisory Council elections.

Thank you. I will notify the community about this. I guess it would be ok to run the elections using English interface, but is it going to be English when the zhwiki elections is taking place?

Oct 11 2023, 12:20 AM · Elections, Trust-and-Safety, Wikimedia-Site-requests