kaldari (Ryan Kaldari)
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Recent Activity

Yesterday

kaldari updated subscribers of T205290: Convert TemplateWizard into a beta feature.

FWIW, the config documentation says that we need to get either @greg or @Jdforrester-WMF to approve adding this to the whitelist. I've added both of them as reviewers for the config change patch. Greg suggested we add TemplateWizard to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Beta_Features/New_Features, although no one has used that page for last two years. My suggestion is to ping James when he gets back from the RI offsite on Monday and see if he'll just +1 the config change, and then schedule it for a SWAT deployment next week.

Thu, Oct 18, 10:42 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, Beta-Feature, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech
kaldari added a comment to T205290: Convert TemplateWizard into a beta feature.

It looks like the new Beta Feature code is on Test Wikipedia now, but TemplateWizard isn't showing up in the Beta Features there. It probably needs to be added to that weird Beta Features whitelist in the configs.

Thu, Oct 18, 9:22 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, Community-Tech-Sprint, Beta-Feature, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech
kaldari added a comment to T207330: Requesting access to production servers (mwlog*, mmaint* ?) for kharlan.

You might as well give kosta restricted. He's starting deployment training and will probably be requesting deployment by the end of the year. In other words, whatever group you assign him to is only going to be temporary anyway.

Thu, Oct 18, 2:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, SRE-Access-Requests

Tue, Oct 16

kaldari added a comment to T148353: Option not to review article when adding maintenance tags.

There are many situations in which it is inappropriate to mark a page as patrolled when you are tagging it.

@TheDragonFire - Can you elaborate on that? When we were originally developing the Page Curation tools we were asked to make tagging automatically mark the article as reviewed (to save the reviewers a step). In what situations would a reviewer tag an article, but not want to mark it as reviewed?

Tue, Oct 16, 9:45 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, User-Josve05a, Documentation, Regression, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari added a comment to T53303: Notifications: Getting multiple "Thank"s from one user for the same edit is possible (double/duplicate).

It is still common for a user to not be able to determine if they have already sent a "thanks" or not.

Yeah, that sounds like a different problem. FWIW, the main reason it was built how it was (using the session) was to keep it lightweight and performant. I'm not convinced that this is enough of a problem to add extra database queries to all our revision interfaces to make sure people know every revision they've ever thanked.

Tue, Oct 16, 9:35 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), WMF-deploy-2015-06-23_(1.26wmf11), Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks
kaldari added a comment to T53303: Notifications: Getting multiple "Thank"s from one user for the same edit is possible (double/duplicate).

I can't reproduce this bug currently. Can anyone provide reproduction steps?

Tue, Oct 16, 6:00 PM · Growth-Team, MW-1.27-release (WMF-deploy-2016-04-26_(1.27.0-wmf.22)), WMF-deploy-2015-06-23_(1.26wmf11), Collaboration-Team-Triage, Thanks
kaldari added a comment to T201073: Copyvio: Make Eranbot call PageTriage with copyvio info.

Looks like reporting on enwiki is working now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log?type=pagetriage-copyvio

Tue, Oct 16, 5:17 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-28 (1.32.0-wmf.19)), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)

Mon, Oct 15

kaldari updated the task description for T207092: On small screens it can be impossible to change your Special:NewPagesFeed filter options.
Mon, Oct 15, 9:48 PM · Design, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari updated the task description for T207092: On small screens it can be impossible to change your Special:NewPagesFeed filter options.
Mon, Oct 15, 9:47 PM · Design, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari added a project to T207092: On small screens it can be impossible to change your Special:NewPagesFeed filter options: Design.
Mon, Oct 15, 9:44 PM · Design, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari created T207092: On small screens it can be impossible to change your Special:NewPagesFeed filter options.
Mon, Oct 15, 8:41 PM · Design, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari added a comment to T207044: Give a code health metrics talk at All Hands.

This would be great as an unconference talk on Friday, and maybe a lightning talk preview as well.

Mon, Oct 15, 7:57 PM · Code-Health-Metrics

Fri, Oct 12

kaldari added a comment to T204006: Execute the schema change for Partial Blocks.

@Marostegui - I've heard from multiple people about unexpected fires delaying Ops/DBA work, but no additional information. Is there a phab ticket we can follow for these fires? These schema changes have been delayed multiple times, so obviously we want to push them along as quickly as possible, but it would probably work better if we can poke you when we know the current fires are out.

Fri, Oct 12, 9:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, DBA, Blocked-on-schema-change, Anti-Harassment

Thu, Oct 11

kaldari moved T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki from Ready for Development to Done on the Growth-Team (Current Sprint) board.
Thu, Oct 11, 6:33 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
kaldari closed T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki as Resolved.
Thu, Oct 11, 6:33 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
kaldari closed T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki, a subtask of T202041: Copyvio: Create PageTriage API module to receive copyvio info, as Resolved.
Thu, Oct 11, 6:33 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-21 (1.32.0-wmf.18)), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)
kaldari claimed T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki.
Thu, Oct 11, 5:10 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
kaldari updated subscribers of T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki.

@kostajh @SBisson - Looks like we forgot about this. It's an easy config change though.

Thu, Oct 11, 3:51 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
kaldari set the point value for T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki to 1.
Thu, Oct 11, 3:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
kaldari moved T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki from Incoming to Ready for Development on the Growth-Team (Current Sprint) board.
Thu, Oct 11, 3:49 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests
kaldari moved T206731: add copyviobot group management to testwiki test2wiki enwiki from Inbox to Current Sprint on the Growth-Team board.
Thu, Oct 11, 3:48 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Community-consensus-needed, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Wed, Oct 10

kaldari updated subscribers of T206580: Use object stash for persisting last-use proprety to control curation toolbar display.

@aaron - Any thoughts about the course of action suggested above in T206580#4655234?

Wed, Oct 10, 5:39 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.1; 2018-10-23), Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint)

Tue, Oct 9

kaldari added a comment to T194703: Add support for categories on the frontend.

I would love to. Is there someone we can assign this to? I've been meaning to do it myself but I have other things on my plate.

Unfortunately, all the QA Engineers are already stretched pretty thin and (as you know) CommTech doesn't have any dedicated QA resources. But I was thinking maybe you could get Sati to help QA (and/or another developer).

Tue, Oct 9, 4:57 PM · Community-Tech, Community-Tech-Sprint, Grant-Metrics
kaldari added a comment to T194703: Add support for categories on the frontend.

@Niharika - Did you want to assign someone to QA this?

Tue, Oct 9, 4:44 PM · Community-Tech, Community-Tech-Sprint, Grant-Metrics

Thu, Oct 4

kaldari added a comment to T170817: Upgrade Thumbor servers to Stretch.

@fgiunchedi - Are you still working on this or should it be unassigned? It looks like this is blocking T36947 (i.e. upgrading librsvg to fix SVG rendering problems), which I need fixed for T201207.

Thu, Oct 4, 6:31 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-fgiunchedi, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Thumbor
kaldari added a parent task for T170817: Upgrade Thumbor servers to Stretch: T36947: Incorrect text positioning in SVG rasterization (scale/transform; font-size; kerning).
Thu, Oct 4, 6:13 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-fgiunchedi, Performance-Team (Radar), Operations, Thumbor
kaldari added a subtask for T36947: Incorrect text positioning in SVG rasterization (scale/transform; font-size; kerning): T170817: Upgrade Thumbor servers to Stretch.
Thu, Oct 4, 6:13 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-SVG-rendering

Wed, Oct 3

kaldari added a comment to T199359: New Pages Feed: copyvio addition.

@Xaosflux - That's an understandable concern. We discussed it a bit and feel like changing it to "copied text" (or something similar) would unfortunately be confusing. Often when people talk about "copied text" problems on Wikipedia they're talking about copy-paste moves or similar problems, while text plagiarized from outside sources is most often referred to as "copyvio" or "copyright violations" (e.g. the Copyright violations policy, the Copyvio-revdel template, etc.). I don't think there is much legal risk from flagging something as a "potential copyright violation" in good faith. Even outright incorrectly calling something a "copyright violation", if done in good faith, is legally OK in the US at least (IANAL). We're going to go ahead with the copyright violation wording, as we think it is the easiest to understand, but we'll be looking out for further feedback from the community on it. Hope that sounds reasonable.

Wed, Oct 3, 6:49 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), Patch-For-Review, Epic, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol

Tue, Oct 2

kaldari added a comment to T199359: New Pages Feed: copyvio addition.

Or "Potential" or "Suspected" or something. Not sure what exact verbiage is best :P

Tue, Oct 2, 8:14 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), Patch-For-Review, Epic, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
kaldari added a comment to T199359: New Pages Feed: copyvio addition.

@Xaosflux - In most contexts it says "Potential issues: Copyvio" or "Potential copyright violation", but it looks like the Log page title should be changed, as it says "Copyvio event log". It should be changed to something like "Possible copyright violation log", otherwise people are going to be upset. Pinging @MMiller_WMF and @kostajh.

Tue, Oct 2, 8:12 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), Patch-For-Review, Epic, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
kaldari added a comment to T205224: Revisit inability to thank bots.

The original reason that Thanks were not allowed for bots is simply that it didn't seem like it made much sense. Humans don't often log into bot accounts (with the exception of some AWB users), and bots themselves aren't capable of appreciating thanks. We thought it would just be annoying to bot owners when they logged into the bot account and were suddenly hit with 100+ thanks notifications. But on the other hand, maybe that would actually be a nice experience, I dunno. Can you explain why you think it would be a good idea to allow thanks for bots (other than resolving the inconsistency)?

Tue, Oct 2, 5:55 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Growth-Team, Thanks
kaldari added a comment to T128326: Undeploy the RelatedSites extension (used on Wikivoyage).

I replied to the inquiry on meta. I think we're good to move ahead.

Tue, Oct 2, 5:38 PM · Patch-For-Review, Technical-Debt, Community-Tech, Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), User-notice, MediaWiki-extensions-RelatedSites, Wikimedia-Site-requests

Mon, Oct 1

RandomDSdevel awarded T196240: Rename wp10 ORES model a Like token.
Mon, Oct 1, 1:50 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, artificial-intelligence, articlequality-modeling, User-Ladsgroup, Scoring-platform-team (Current), ORES

Thu, Sep 27

kaldari added a comment to T203207: Copyvio: backfilling on existing pages.
if ( $revision->getVisibility() !== 0 ) {
    // skip row.
}

Yeah, that looks right to me.

Thu, Sep 27, 5:33 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
kaldari added a comment to T203207: Copyvio: backfilling on existing pages.

Ug, that documentation page is actually terrible. (It's basically just a bunch of 10 year-old discussions.) See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Revision_table#rev_deleted instead.

Thu, Sep 27, 3:00 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
kaldari added a comment to T203207: Copyvio: backfilling on existing pages.

@kostajh - We probably want to skip cases where the revision in question has already been "deleted" (which really means hidden) as the reviewer won't be able to see the revision in question (unless they are an admin). This can be checked with the rev_deleted field. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bitfields_for_rev_deleted. I agree with the assumption that we should not create log entries for this script run if possible.

Thu, Sep 27, 2:51 PM · Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), English-Wikipedia-New-Pages-Patrol
kaldari moved T169441: Page curation adds text to first deletion discussion page if it already exists from Inbox to To Triage on the Growth-Team board.
Thu, Sep 27, 2:36 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari added a comment to T169441: Page curation adds text to first deletion discussion page if it already exists.

@GeoffreyT2000 - Well, it's clear that RfC isn't going to result in consensus to change, so feel free to close it as [[WP:SNOW]]. Thanks for the effort though.

Thu, Sep 27, 2:35 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Wed, Sep 26

kaldari added a comment to T202761: Run the RelatedSites links removal script and disable extension.

It looks like we still haven't informed the Pashto Wikivoyage (ps.wikivoyage.org).

Wed, Sep 26, 5:40 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Technical-Debt, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-RelatedSites
kaldari added a comment to T201536: Contact wikivoyages with fewer than 500 pages using RelatedSites about deprecation.

@Keegan - What happened with Pashto wikivoyage? No one to translate?

Wed, Sep 26, 5:35 PM · Chinese-Sites, CommRel-Specialists-Support (Jul-Sep-2018), Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-RelatedSites
kaldari added a comment to T169441: Page curation adds text to first deletion discussion page if it already exists.

@Insertcleverphrasehere, @Compassionate727, @GeoffreyT2000 - The way that English Wikipedia handles this situation seems overly complicated. Ideally we want every action that PageTriage takes to be configurable on-wiki (See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PageTriage#On-wiki_configuration). Setting up support for creating additional pages and adding disambiguation strings would likely necessitate breaking the config model and resorting to custom code for English Wikipedia. The more we write custom code for English Wikipedia, the less configurable PageTriage becomes and the less likely that it will ever become available for other language wikis. Is there any possibility that English Wikipedia would be willing to simplify the AfD process and just list new nominations on the same page? This would also have the advantage of allowing people to easily refer to previous debates and would also simplify the nomination process (which right now is kind of a pain when there are previous nominations). I know this would be a big change, but I really don't understand why the current process is so complicated.

Wed, Sep 26, 4:15 PM · Growth-Team, Collaboration-Team-Triage, MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Thu, Sep 20

kaldari added a comment to T204603: #Security access for Mooeypoo.

Approved.

Thu, Sep 20, 6:15 PM · Security-Team, Security
kaldari removed a project from T204016: ArticleCreationWorkflow does not actually enforce enwp's autoconfirmed requirement for page creation in the permission system: Security.
Thu, Sep 20, 5:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, Security, Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-ArticleCreationWorkflow
kaldari removed a project from T204016: ArticleCreationWorkflow does not actually enforce enwp's autoconfirmed requirement for page creation in the permission system: Security.
Thu, Sep 20, 5:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, Security, Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-ArticleCreationWorkflow
kaldari added a comment to T204627: Double pokey on some page preview pop-ups.

I can reproduce in Safari or Chrome, logged in or logged out, on MacOS. I'm hovering by hovering the cursor on a laptop (not touch-screen). Bug appears regardless of whether the pop-up is above or below the cursor. Only happens for certain links though. Window size doesn't seem to affect it.

Thu, Sep 20, 5:03 PM · Audiences-QA, Readers-Web-Backlog, Design, Page-Previews

Sep 18 2018

kaldari added a comment to T202771: [8 hours] Investigate ways to handle text breaking in SVGs.

@MaxSem - Do we know how either of the existing tools would handle the example you provide? Would they just ignore the tspans or what?

Sep 18 2018, 8:00 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Spike, SVG Translate Tool, Commons, Community-Tech
kaldari added a comment to T204016: ArticleCreationWorkflow does not actually enforce enwp's autoconfirmed requirement for page creation in the permission system.

@Niharika - Clearly, MediaWiki needs a new user right to properly support English Wikipedia's article creation restrictions. Since CommTech built ArticleCreationWorkflow it seems logical for them to work on it. I don't think it would take a huge amount of work, but it would require some careful changes in core.

Sep 18 2018, 6:35 PM · Patch-For-Review, Security, Community-Tech-Sprint, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-ArticleCreationWorkflow
kaldari added a comment to T200350: Impossibility to use Ping project on projects over 50 participants.

@Aklapper - Somehow this task is in 2 different columns on the same board simultaneously. I can't find any mechanism to remove a task from a column, but not a workboard. Any advice?

Sep 18 2018, 6:24 PM · Growth-Team, Notifications, Wikidata

Sep 17 2018

kaldari created T204627: Double pokey on some page preview pop-ups.
Sep 17 2018, 11:30 PM · Audiences-QA, Readers-Web-Backlog, Design, Page-Previews

Sep 11 2018

kaldari added a comment to T199252: Search engines continue to link to JS-redirect destination after Wikipedia copyright protest.

Problem is that the number of affected pages was somewhere > 500,000

Do we know how many pages are still affected? Where did the 500,000 figure come from?

Sep 11 2018, 10:41 PM · Patch-For-Review, SEO, Performance-Team, Operations, Traffic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Sep 10 2018

kaldari added a comment to T203847: Requesting access to researchers for kharlan.

Approved.

Sep 10 2018, 3:51 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, SRE-Access-Requests
ToBeFree awarded T196240: Rename wp10 ORES model a Like token.
Sep 10 2018, 6:34 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, artificial-intelligence, articlequality-modeling, User-Ladsgroup, Scoring-platform-team (Current), ORES
kaldari added a comment to T203895: Some articles don't show up in Google search results at all.

So according to Google's AI wisdom, the word "firefly" is a TV show, and you have to explicitly tell it that you actually mean the insect instead. We are all doomed.

Sep 10 2018, 6:28 AM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, SEO

Sep 9 2018

kaldari renamed T174220: [Spike 8 hours] Successful login notification gets sent out even when disabled in preferences from [Spike 8 hours] Successful login notification gets sent out sometimes to [Spike 8 hours] Successful login notification gets sent out even when disabled in preferences.
Sep 9 2018, 2:42 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), Growth-Team, Notifications, Community-Tech-Sprint, Spike, Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Sep 8 2018

kaldari added a comment to T199252: Search engines continue to link to JS-redirect destination after Wikipedia copyright protest.

@Imarlier - Have y'all tried the "Request Indexing" feature in Google Search Console for the specific URLs that are affected? i.e. in Google Search Console, go to "URL inspection", enter the URL of the page that has the bogus search results, hit return, and click on "Request Indexing" next to where it says "Page changed?". That should force Google to recrawl the page and reindex it with the current content. My apologies if y'all have already tried this. (I didn't read though the incredibly long discussion above.)

Sep 8 2018, 10:26 PM · Patch-For-Review, SEO, Performance-Team, Operations, Traffic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown
kaldari updated the task description for T203895: Some articles don't show up in Google search results at all.
Sep 8 2018, 10:13 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, SEO
kaldari created T203895: Some articles don't show up in Google search results at all.
Sep 8 2018, 10:10 PM · Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, SEO

Sep 6 2018

kaldari added a comment to T203611: [CongressLookup] Update senators.json.

The only update that should be needed is replacing John McCain with Jon Kyl.

Sep 6 2018, 5:25 AM · User-MarcoAurelio, MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Other

Sep 5 2018

kaldari updated subscribers of T50429: [Epic] Support editing parts of a page in VisualEditor-MediaWiki.

Currently the main blocker (although it may not be a hard blocker) is parsing support for managing state that is page-level (mainly for reference management). @dchan is exploring doing some of the subtree editing business on the client side as something of a stop-gap solution. The Parsing team's work on server-side ref management will probably be a better long-term solution (see T146072). They are hoping to have that work wrapped before the end of 2018. Anything to add @ssastry, @dchan, @DLynch, @Esanders?

Sep 5 2018, 12:54 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Performance, VisualEditor-MediaWiki
kaldari added a parent task for T146072: Parsoid DOM spec: Improve Cite representation to support section editing & simpler clients: T50429: [Epic] Support editing parts of a page in VisualEditor-MediaWiki.
Sep 5 2018, 12:41 AM · Parsoid-Edit-Support (Subtree Editing Support), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, Cite
kaldari added a subtask for T50429: [Epic] Support editing parts of a page in VisualEditor-MediaWiki: T146072: Parsoid DOM spec: Improve Cite representation to support section editing & simpler clients.
Sep 5 2018, 12:41 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Performance, VisualEditor-MediaWiki
kaldari renamed T50429: [Epic] Support editing parts of a page in VisualEditor-MediaWiki from Support editing parts of a page in VisualEditor-MediaWiki to [Epic] Support editing parts of a page in VisualEditor-MediaWiki.
Sep 5 2018, 12:40 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-Performance, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Sep 4 2018

kaldari added a comment to T174220: [Spike 8 hours] Successful login notification gets sent out even when disabled in preferences.

That sounds like a different (but legit) bug.

Sep 4 2018, 7:59 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-02 (1.32.0-wmf.24)), Growth-Team, Notifications, Community-Tech-Sprint, Spike, Community-Tech, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
kaldari added a comment to T202787: Document how to implement browser acceptance tests involving OOUI.

@zeljkofilipin - Is that example helpful?

Sep 4 2018, 4:27 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Tests, Documentation, Browser-Tests, OOUI

Aug 31 2018

kaldari added a comment to T201022: Third party resources loaded by wikimediafoundation.org.

I would still agree that they are a privacy concern if they were third party, but as discussed above, they are not.

Got it. Even though they're not "3rd party" I still think we should remove them unless they are strictly necessary so that there's no confusion or uncertainty about it (especially with the community).

Aug 31 2018, 12:10 AM · Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org

Aug 30 2018

kaldari added a comment to T202768: Decide the tech stack for the SVG Translate tool.

Should the interface load from the server and be enhanced with JS
Not a must, but may give us flexibility with no-js support as well as speed

I don't think there's much point in trying to make sure it works without JavaScript. The live SVG preview interface (which I would favor) will require JavaScript to manipulate the SVG (otherwise we have to do a round-trip for every edit and have the client reload the whole image).

Aug 30 2018, 9:54 PM · SVG Translate Tool, Commons, Community-Tech
kaldari added a comment to T201022: Third party resources loaded by wikimediafoundation.org.

It's also loading a tracking pixel from WordPress: https://pixel.wp.com/g.gif (which for some reason doesn't show up in Aklapper's output above.

Aug 30 2018, 9:48 PM · Privacy, wikimediafoundation.org
Niharika awarded T203190: If you remove all parameters, the last parameter name that you clicked on gets a blue box around it a Manufacturing Defect? token.
Aug 30 2018, 9:03 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech
kaldari created T203190: If you remove all parameters, the last parameter name that you clicked on gets a blue box around it.
Aug 30 2018, 8:20 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech

Aug 27 2018

kaldari added a comment to T202759: [4 hours] Investigate ways to ease the bottleneck in wiki account creation at in-person events.

Bulk account creation tool: No matter how attractive we make advanced registration, there will always be drop-ins attendees on the day of. To help Event Creators move more quickly, we could make a tool that would let them register multiple participants at one time.

@jmatazzoni - Looks like this might already exist: https://accounts.wmflabs.org/acc.php

Aug 27 2018, 10:41 PM · Community-Tech-Sprint, Spike, Event Tools, Community-Tech
kaldari updated subscribers of T202914: Spike: How long does it take for a newly created article or draft to be scored by Eranbot/Turnitin.

@MMiller_WMF - Here's the spike. Feel free to pull it into the current sprint if needed.

Aug 27 2018, 5:44 PM · Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari triaged T202914: Spike: How long does it take for a newly created article or draft to be scored by Eranbot/Turnitin as High priority.
Aug 27 2018, 5:43 PM · Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration
kaldari created T202914: Spike: How long does it take for a newly created article or draft to be scored by Eranbot/Turnitin.
Aug 27 2018, 5:42 PM · Growth-Team (Current Sprint), MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration

Aug 25 2018

kaldari added a comment to T154843: New Wikitext Editor: Major improvement to load time and preview time.

My most recent tests from home and the WMF office have shown no issues. In both cases, the United States article loads in about 10 seconds. @Esanders - Do we have any metrics on how often the "Error loading data from server" message is displayed in VE? I'm guessing not, but just thought I'd ask.

Aug 25 2018, 1:58 AM · Performance, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, Epic

Aug 24 2018

kaldari created T202787: Document how to implement browser acceptance tests involving OOUI.
Aug 24 2018, 11:58 PM · MediaWiki-Core-Tests, Documentation, Browser-Tests, OOUI

Aug 23 2018

kaldari added a comment to T94086: [EPIC] Migrate MobileFrontend templates from hogan to mustache / Use template transpiler.

@Jdlrobson - You can still use mustache/hogan with webpack. https://www.npmjs.com/package/mustache-loader.

Aug 23 2018, 11:17 PM · MobileFrontend (MobileFrontend.js), Readers-Web-Backlog, Epic

Aug 22 2018

kaldari added a comment to T187854: Create logo for Grant Metrics.

6 months and 5 people, for 1 story point :)

Aug 22 2018, 11:22 PM · Community-Tech, Community-Tech-Sprint, Grant-Metrics
kaldari added a comment to T198666: Security review for TemplateWizard extension.

@Samwilson: ^ (In case you want to want to fix the variables passed by reference.)

Aug 22 2018, 6:22 PM · Patch-For-Review, Security-Reviews, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech
kaldari added a comment to T196240: Rename wp10 ORES model.

Now that we have aliases, any chance we could implement an "articlequality" alias for wp10, hopefully before it is baked into the JADE extension. Otherwise, "wp10" is going to start being surfaced in the MediaWiki user interface which is sure to cause confusion.

Aug 22 2018, 3:43 AM · Patch-For-Review, User-notice, artificial-intelligence, articlequality-modeling, User-Ladsgroup, Scoring-platform-team (Current), ORES

Aug 21 2018

kaldari added a comment to T200350: Impossibility to use Ping project on projects over 50 participants.

@Hsarrazin: Typically on other wikis, the way to notify a project of a discussion is to post on the project's talk page.

Aug 21 2018, 10:32 PM · Growth-Team, Notifications, Wikidata
kaldari added a comment to T199744: Recent changes wrongly show as "b" for bot after update.

Yes, the settings related to $wgGroupPermissions in your LocalSettings.php, especially any related to the bot user right or user group. I don't imagine this is related to the bug, but it's good to eliminate that variable since you mentioned it.

Aug 21 2018, 10:17 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
kaldari added a comment to T199744: Recent changes wrongly show as "b" for bot after update.

@Tenbergen: Can you paste your user group config for your wiki here so that we can try to reproduce?

Aug 21 2018, 6:52 PM · Regression, MediaWiki-Maintenance-scripts, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Recent-changes
kaldari added a project to T200184: Add visible help link for Special:Notifications at the usual position: goodfirstbug.
Aug 21 2018, 6:50 PM · goodfirstbug, Notifications, Growth-Team
kaldari added a comment to T200350: Impossibility to use Ping project on projects over 50 participants.

I really don't think Echo Notifications are the right solution to this problem. If you need to message more than 50 people at once, you should probably use a mailing list. There's also the Newsletter extension, which is installed on Mediawiki.org and could be installed on Wikidata as well. If neither of those solutions will work, I think we may need to create some new software specifically to address this use case (that is separate from mention notifications). The fact that {{ping project}} uses hidden content is also problematic. Rather than expanding this hack, maybe we need something different.

Aug 21 2018, 6:47 PM · Growth-Team, Notifications, Wikidata

Aug 20 2018

kaldari updated the task description for T200297: Introduce a new namespace for collaborative judgments about wiki entities.
Aug 20 2018, 10:33 PM · Scoring-platform-team (Current), DBA, Operations, JADE, TechCom-RFC
kaldari added a subtask for T200297: Introduce a new namespace for collaborative judgments about wiki entities: T200365: Bikeshed: Explore alternative names for "judgment" in JADE.
Aug 20 2018, 10:32 PM · Scoring-platform-team (Current), DBA, Operations, JADE, TechCom-RFC
kaldari added a parent task for T200365: Bikeshed: Explore alternative names for "judgment" in JADE: T200297: Introduce a new namespace for collaborative judgments about wiki entities.
Aug 20 2018, 10:32 PM · Scoring-platform-team, JADE
kaldari added a comment to T200365: Bikeshed: Explore alternative names for "judgment" in JADE.

Please don't call it "Review"! There are already too many things on Wikipedia called review: the page reviewing process associated with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:New_pages_patrol, the draft reviewing process associated with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_creation, reviewing pending changes, and page patrolling (which is related to page reviewing and sometimes called the same thing). It is already extremely confusing to figure out what someone means when they say "review" on Wikipedia. "Tag" has the same problem. And I agree with Mooeypoo that "Judgement" has negative connotations.

Aug 20 2018, 10:27 PM · Scoring-platform-team, JADE
kaldari added a comment to T190233: Commons Deletion Bot: Rollout tracking.

@Steinsplitter, @eranroz, @Geagea - I believe CommunityTech decided against implementing that feature (posting to a centralized page) since SteinsplitterBot was already doing it. In cases where a community-maintained tool is already doing something, CommTech almost always prefers extending that tool rather than taking over the functionality, so +1 for having SteinsplitterBot handle that part.

Aug 20 2018, 6:36 PM · Community-Tech, Commons
kaldari added a comment to T201207: [Epic] SVG Translate wishlist project.

Doing it in a text editor is painstaking. I heartily agree that the tool should allow users to do small scale style changes.

Just be aware that implementing that will be a lot of work with lots of edge cases.

Aug 20 2018, 5:29 PM · SVG Translate Tool, Commons, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech

Aug 18 2018

kaldari added a comment to T202181: [Spike 4 hours] Investigate the work involved in defaulting SVGs to show wiki language if available.

My understanding of the thumbnailing process, which is limited, is that it doesn't involve ResourceLoader. The parser and probably some other pieces translate the [[File:abc.svg|lang=de]] in the local WikiText into an HTML image tag for a specific PNG thumbnail, for example, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/abc.svg/langde-250px-abc.svg.png. If that thumbnail doesn't yet exist, the librsvg script on the scaling servers generates it with the requested language (if any was requested) at the desired resolution.

Aug 18 2018, 5:38 AM · SVG Translate Tool, Community-Tech-Sprint, Spike, Commons, Community-Tech
kaldari updated the task description for T202181: [Spike 4 hours] Investigate the work involved in defaulting SVGs to show wiki language if available.
Aug 18 2018, 5:18 AM · SVG Translate Tool, Community-Tech-Sprint, Spike, Commons, Community-Tech

Aug 17 2018

kaldari added a comment to T199404: MediaViewer displays alt text rather than caption or description for images in infoboxes.

@Tgr - Thanks for the info. Fixed it in the template: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Infobox_writer&diff=prev&oldid=855362428.

Aug 17 2018, 6:59 PM · Multimedia, MediaWiki-extensions-MultimediaViewer

Aug 16 2018

kaldari added a comment to T197083: Gerrit has created duplicate accounts for some users.

BTW, I noticed that some of the old bogus accounts like "Kaldari" (uppercase) and "kaldari2" are now gone (or merged?). Would it be possible to delete or merge my temporary account I made to work around the bug (which also uses rkaldari@wikimedia.org)? No rush, just wanted to ask in case it's easy now. Thanks!

Aug 16 2018, 9:01 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Gerrit
kaldari awarded T197083: Gerrit has created duplicate accounts for some users a Yellow Medal token.
Aug 16 2018, 8:53 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Gerrit
kaldari added a comment to T197083: Gerrit has created duplicate accounts for some users.

@mmodell: OMG, it works! I can log into my old account and all the history is still there too! Thank you! Thank you!

Aug 16 2018, 8:41 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Gerrit
kaldari added a comment to T198666: Security review for TemplateWizard extension.

@Reedy - Any update? Did you want to do a walkthrough with the developer for this one or just look at the code?

Aug 16 2018, 12:12 AM · Patch-For-Review, Security-Reviews, MediaWiki-extensions-TemplateWizard, Community-Tech

Aug 15 2018

kaldari added a comment to T154843: New Wikitext Editor: Major improvement to load time and preview time.

@Esanders: I tried benchmarking this again, but got some weird results. On the article United States, the first two times I tried to load it with NWE, I got a timeout error from the editor after 60 seconds: "Error loading data from server". After that, however, loading was smooth and fast: typically about 10 seconds or less. Any idea what may have caused the delays initially? Maybe a missing server-side cache? (It's also possible this was just an issue on my end with my internet connection.)

Aug 15 2018, 9:11 AM · Performance, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, Epic
kaldari renamed T117716: Be able to switch to VisualEditor after starting to edit a section without losing edits from Be able to switch editors after starting to edit a section to Be able to switch to VisualEditor after starting to edit a section without losing edits.
Aug 15 2018, 8:10 AM · VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki
kaldari added a comment to T201207: [Epic] SVG Translate wishlist project.

Regarding things like repositioning text-boxes, changing text size, combining text boxes, etc. my personal opinion is that that sort of work should be done in Inkscape (or other SVG editors), not a translation tool. Modifying positioning data in SVGs can actually be very complicated due to grouped objects, different methods of scaling, etc. It's not like a PNG where you only have to move pixels around. This tool should be for doing one thing and doing it well: translations (especially since everyone on the internet has access to Inkscape for all the other SVG editing tasks). Also, keeping the feature-list short means less maintenance and things to break.

Aug 15 2018, 12:31 AM · SVG Translate Tool, Commons, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2017, Community-Tech