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Mar 28 2021

robkam added a comment to T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.

Special:Statistics and Special:ListUsers

Mar 28 2021, 10:05 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam added a comment to T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.

So far the wiki farm admin have been reluctant to delete these spurious users. It makes an unnecessary mess of the wiki stats.

Mar 28 2021, 12:49 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge

Mar 27 2021

robkam added a comment to T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.

The wiki is hosted on a wiki farm which uses CentralAuth. To prevent the global accounts being affected only sysadmins of the wiki farm can rename, merge and delete. Local sysadmins can't access Extension:UserMerge.

Mar 27 2021, 7:19 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam added a comment to T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.

That hides but doesn't remove these spurious users.

Mar 27 2021, 3:43 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam added a comment to T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.

No, it is a request for some high-level option to allow keeping the user list clean of spambots.

Mar 27 2021, 2:31 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam added a comment to T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.

Wiki's hosted on a wiki farm might not have the option to use extension:UserMerge. Blocking spam is not an issue.

Mar 27 2021, 2:16 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam updated the task description for T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.
Mar 27 2021, 1:49 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam created T278620: Auto-remove never used dormant user accounts.
Mar 27 2021, 1:07 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge

Sep 22 2020

robkam added a comment to T257206: Requesting InternetArchiveBot to run on simpleelectronicswiki.

Yes, I'd forgotten about that, fixed now.

Sep 22 2020, 7:48 PM · User-RhinosF1, InternetArchiveBot
robkam added a comment to T257206: Requesting InternetArchiveBot to run on simpleelectronicswiki.

There should be, it was set on the 11th September.

Sep 22 2020, 5:29 PM · User-RhinosF1, InternetArchiveBot
robkam added a comment to T257206: Requesting InternetArchiveBot to run on simpleelectronicswiki.

Should be fixed now? Many thanks for sorting this out.

Sep 22 2020, 5:03 PM · User-RhinosF1, InternetArchiveBot

Sep 11 2020

robkam added a comment to T257204: Requesting InternetArchiveBot to run on scruffywiki.

Should be fixed now.

Sep 11 2020, 8:14 AM · InternetArchiveBot, User-RhinosF1

Mar 21 2018

robkam added a comment to T176787: Automatic infobox implementation.

Somehow infobox data should be able to auto-populate navboxes and table templates in article pages.

Mar 21 2018, 10:53 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Epic, Wikidata

Feb 13 2018

robkam updated the task description for T52329: We need a common repository for Scribunto modules and templates.
Feb 13 2018, 12:11 PM · MediaWiki-Templates, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto
robkam updated the task description for T52329: We need a common repository for Scribunto modules and templates.
Feb 13 2018, 12:11 PM · MediaWiki-Templates, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Jan 18 2018

robkam added a comment to T185109: Spambots fill wikis with fake users.

I would except I can't because the wiki is on Miraheze wiki farm with CentralAuth and UserMerge extension is disallowed.

Jan 18 2018, 1:16 PM · MediaWiki-General
robkam added a comment to T185109: Spambots fill wikis with fake users.

That is the problem.

Jan 18 2018, 11:03 AM · MediaWiki-General

Jan 17 2018

robkam added a comment to T185109: Spambots fill wikis with fake users.

That the user list/wiki has extraneous crud. Even with abuse filter blocking the actual user page posts.

Jan 17 2018, 9:26 PM · MediaWiki-General
robkam created T185109: Spambots fill wikis with fake users.
Jan 17 2018, 3:45 PM · MediaWiki-General

Dec 11 2017

robkam added a comment to T169924: Option to disable notifications about 1st, 10th, etc. edit ("You made your <milestone> edit!").

Entirely killing it (including the 1st) would be the better option. However T160446 is declined and closed.

Dec 11 2017, 2:48 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Notifications

Dec 10 2017

robkam added a comment to T160446: Kill the edit threshold notifications (other than 1st).

You just made your first edit thank you, and welcome.PNG (554×556 px, 211 KB)

Dec 10 2017, 9:09 PM · Growth-Team, good first task, Collaboration-Team-Triage, Notifications
robkam added a comment to T169924: Option to disable notifications about 1st, 10th, etc. edit ("You made your <milestone> edit!").

You just made your first edit thank you, and welcome.PNG (554×556 px, 211 KB)

Dec 10 2017, 7:16 PM · MW-1.34-notes (1.34.0-wmf.3; 2019-04-30), User-notice, Patch-For-Review, Growth-Team (Current Sprint), Notifications

Dec 9 2017

robkam awarded T52329: We need a common repository for Scribunto modules and templates a Love token.
Dec 9 2017, 7:58 PM · MediaWiki-Templates, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto
robkam awarded T66475: Make crosswiki bits and pieces truly global (tracking) a Love token.
Dec 9 2017, 7:58 PM · Stewards-and-global-tools, Commons, All-and-every-Wikisource, Tracking-Neverending, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-General
robkam awarded T6547: Support crosswiki template inclusion (transclusion => interwiki templates, etc.) a Love token.
Dec 9 2017, 7:56 PM · Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-Templates
robkam added a comment to T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.

This should be treated as a MW bug, see T182504

Dec 9 2017, 7:55 PM · Crosswiki, Language-strategy, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Community-Tech (2015-2017), Epic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015
robkam awarded T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets a Love token.
Dec 9 2017, 7:52 PM · Crosswiki, Language-strategy, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Community-Tech (2015-2017), Epic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015
robkam added a comment to T182504: Templates not bundled with MediaWiki.

The first question is "Which underlying problem do you try to solve by importing MediaWiki:Common.css from some other website into your wiki site?"

The underlying problem is lack of templates, some of which require MediaWiki:Common.css.

Dec 9 2017, 7:43 PM · MediaWiki-Templates
robkam created T182504: Templates not bundled with MediaWiki.
Dec 9 2017, 6:39 PM · MediaWiki-Templates

Nov 17 2017

robkam updated the task description for T180794: Allow disabling "You made your <milestone> edit!" notifications.
Nov 17 2017, 3:36 PM · Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage
robkam updated the task description for T180794: Allow disabling "You made your <milestone> edit!" notifications.
Nov 17 2017, 3:35 PM · Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage
robkam updated the task description for T180794: Allow disabling "You made your <milestone> edit!" notifications.
Nov 17 2017, 3:33 PM · Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage
robkam created T180794: Allow disabling "You made your <milestone> edit!" notifications.
Nov 17 2017, 3:31 PM · Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage

Jan 21 2017

robkam updated the task description for T155882: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.
Jan 21 2017, 11:28 AM · I18n, Developer-Wishlist (2017)
robkam created T155882: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.
Jan 21 2017, 10:34 AM · I18n, Developer-Wishlist (2017)

Sep 12 2016

robkam added a comment to T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.

WMF already has plenty of infrastructure to support this.

Sep 12 2016, 7:49 PM · Crosswiki, Language-strategy, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Community-Tech (2015-2017), Epic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Sep 11 2016

robkam added a comment to T121470: Central Global Repository for Templates, Lua modules, and Gadgets.

Please can't this be simplified in order to get some sort of repository available ASAP!?

Sep 11 2016, 8:36 PM · Crosswiki, Language-strategy, Platform Team Legacy (Watching / External), Community-Tech (2015-2017), Epic, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown, Phlogiston-Category, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015

Sep 8 2016

robkam closed T144909: [ExternalLinks] Extension not functioning with recent MW releases as Resolved.
Sep 8 2016, 4:04 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Other
robkam added a comment to T144909: [ExternalLinks] Extension not functioning with recent MW releases.

Now working again. Fixed by Subfader.

Sep 8 2016, 4:04 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Other

Sep 7 2016

robkam updated subscribers of T144909: [ExternalLinks] Extension not functioning with recent MW releases.

Thanks, I hope this is better:

Sep 7 2016, 3:40 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Other
robkam created T144909: [ExternalLinks] Extension not functioning with recent MW releases.
Sep 7 2016, 10:27 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Other

Jul 31 2015

robkam added a comment to T6547: Support crosswiki template inclusion (transclusion => interwiki templates, etc.).

It looks like the WMF preferred method for achieving this is via Shadow namespaces. See T91162

Jul 31 2015, 4:37 PM · Epic, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-Templates

Feb 12 2015

robkam awarded T66474: Global namespace (looks local, lives centrally) a Love token.
Feb 12 2015, 8:08 PM · MediaWiki-extension-requests
robkam added a comment to T52329: We need a common repository for Scribunto modules and templates.

Seems to be superseded by T66474

Feb 12 2015, 3:32 PM · MediaWiki-Templates, Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015, Crosswiki, MediaWiki-extensions-Scribunto

Dec 5 2014

robkam added a comment to T76314: Preferences unticked.

Yes, thanks for your help.

Dec 5 2014, 3:18 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CollapsibleVector
robkam added a comment to T76314: Preferences unticked.

Thanks - CollapsibleVector is now working fine.

Dec 5 2014, 11:12 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CollapsibleVector
robkam added a comment to T76310: Fatal error in MergeUser.php.

On this wiki, a user page gets created along with the new user account - done by extension confirm account. If I manually delete the user page first, then mege and delete works.

Dec 5 2014, 10:14 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam added a comment to T76310: Fatal error in MergeUser.php.

This is with User Merge and Delete 1.9.0 (f1d6d58) from https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/176980

Dec 5 2014, 9:58 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam added a comment to T76314: Preferences unticked.

I've also tried the patch for usermerge (in version it shows as 1.9.0 (f1d6d58)) but the tick in preferences still has no effect.

Dec 5 2014, 9:40 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CollapsibleVector
robkam added a comment to T76310: Fatal error in MergeUser.php.

It's not related to CollapsibleVector. The wiki also uses extension ConfirmAccount. When the user account is created so is a user page. Using user merge with delete selected 1.9.0 gives "Fatal error: Function name must be a string in ..../w/extensions/UserMerge/MergeUser.php". But if the user page is first deleted merge and delete then functions okay.

Dec 5 2014, 12:23 AM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam added a comment to T76314: Preferences unticked.

It's the same with 0.1.3. Ticked or unticked, the sidebar still has items collapsible.

Dec 5 2014, 12:19 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-CollapsibleVector

Dec 2 2014

robkam added a comment to T76314: Preferences unticked.

It also prevents extension UserMerge from functioning. See T76310

Dec 2 2014, 1:11 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-CollapsibleVector
robkam added a comment to T76310: Fatal error in MergeUser.php.

When I've disabled extension CollapsibleVector this has been fixed.

Dec 2 2014, 1:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge

Dec 1 2014

robkam added a comment to T76315: Difficulty with displaying logo..

Thanks, $wgScriptPath has fixed it.

Dec 1 2014, 9:00 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration
robkam created T76315: Difficulty with displaying logo..
Dec 1 2014, 12:37 AM · MediaWiki-Configuration

Nov 30 2014

robkam updated the task description for T76310: Fatal error in MergeUser.php.
Nov 30 2014, 11:04 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge
robkam created T76310: Fatal error in MergeUser.php.
Nov 30 2014, 10:57 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-UserMerge