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Initial user group that will be able to create newsletters in mediawiki.org

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QuimGil (talkcontribs)

After a rather long development period, mw:Extension:Newsletter (a volunteer project) is approaching its deployment in Wikimedia, starting with Meta. The last point open in the security review is to define which user group will be able to create newsletters initially (check the link to see the options suggested). In case of doubt, we will go for higher restrictions first, although that might bring more work for Meta admins. Your feedback is welcome, here or in the Phabricator task. Thank you!

MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)

Quoting myself from phab:T154229#2904838:

"I'd say initial phase should be restricted to administrators and that 'newsletter-create' should be part of the sysop grants by default, at least for now. MM-sender is a group that only exists on few projects but can be enabled w/o much fuss for every project that requests it. I'd not advocate granting this to autopatrollers or other 'easy-to-get' user groups due to the heterogeneous composition of its members and to avoid abuse of the system."

Further to that and as @Glaisher said at phab:T132022#2217768 and I just reminded at phab:T115095#2904840, it seems there's no oversight capability for newsletters, so that can be exploited by vandals. That's why I believe initial deployement should be restricted to trusted users and as long as the major bugs we encounter from this first test in production and those already reported are fixed we can think about expanding the ability to create newsletters to further groups if required. Thanks.

64.50.246.138 (talkcontribs)

this has progressed to the point, of not being that fun anymore. please fix some issues with contacts

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Please mark pages for translation

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Dvorapa (talkcontribs)
Dvorapa (talkcontribs)
Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

[RFC] Announce a period of time after each release for MediaWiki

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星耀晨曦 (talkcontribs)

Because this site is the official website of MediaWiki, it will be very useful to push the release announcement in MediaWiki:Sitenotice.

Legoktm (talkcontribs)

That sounds like a great idea.

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[RFC] Enable right delete in Translations namespace for translation administrators

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Zoranzoki21 (talkcontribs)

Administrators can delete pages. Here we have: normal administrators and translation administrators

Normal administrators can delete pages, translation administrators can not to delete pages in translations namespace.

I would like to translations administrators can have delete right for deleting pages in translations namespace, as I said.

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Kghbln (talkcontribs)
Legoktm (talkcontribs)

Your first link is revision 2436383, the second is 2438363. :-)

MediaWiki extension and feature bounties using cryptocurrencies?

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Michael Ten (talkcontribs)

Would it be acceptable to create an area on the MediaWiki.org wiki to have a quasi-marketplace for cryptocurrency bounties for open source features and extensions? This could benefit a lot of stake holders potentially. Just curious. Thanks! Michael Ten (talk) 17:55, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Samwilson (talkcontribs)
Bawolff (talkcontribs)

I don't see why not, as long as you make sure to specify its "unofficial"

Michael Ten (talkcontribs)

Good call. Maybe I'll start this soon. I learned about Gitcoin recently. So there are some options. Michael Ten (talk) 02:32, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

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89.35.216.7 (talkcontribs)

Helllo I installed the last version of mediawiki on ubuntu server and I experienced a problem with Upload Image. I enable it from configuration,i have php Enable upload,I have in Local Settings upload image true all of them(2),i have permission in image folder for write (root,www-data) i have permission in all folder from server,webserver side,I have permission for everything I did chown,chmod,777 permission even in apache ,i have upload in php.ini,even in php5,php7,I restarted services,I upgrade mysql(1500 pages read on google about this problem) AND I STILL GET this ERROR mwstore://local-backend/local-public/

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

ERROR mwstore://local-backend/local-public/ is not a meaningful error message. It lacks a verb. It's like saying "I the whole internet". It means nothing.

Please post your question to the right place --> Project:Support desk. And also provide a complete and exact error message. You can copy the text by selecting it with CTRL+C, and pasting it with CTRL+V, that way you won't omit any important information.

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Get rid of references to abandoned extensions.

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2606:A000:140A:11A:7CC6:7FDA:42AD:1F5A (talkcontribs)

If an extension does not work with at least one version of MediaWiki that's receiving security support, then there is no reason for it to be easily discoverable. Let it die, make the only place with any mention of it a simple list of abandoned extensions that's not indexed by search engines and stop give those coming here from Google search or following links false hope.

The experience of following link after link after link to abandoned is extremely frustrating, and reflects ppoorly on the MediaWiki ecosystem as a whole, even if the core developers bear no responsibility.

Samwilson (talkcontribs)

WordPress does this by excluding from search those plugins that have not been updated within two years. It's hard to do that with the current system of extension searching being just the same as the normal site-search. Phab:T118188 is probably of interest.

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Clump (talkcontribs)

Is there a convenient way of undoing (spam/obviously-incorrect) translations? The translation tool is probably great for doing piecemeal translation of individual messages/sections, but I cannot find any edit history or other useful mechanisms for reverting or inspecting changes within it, and having to go through the tool in order to undo something also loses the edit context (position/which-message) of the edit-to-be-undone. Is there any way to find the edit history of individual section/message translations and revert edits within the tool, or is there some way to bypass it? (I also cannot find any help/documentation on using the translation tool, at least not linked from the tool itself.)

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I have to go to the contributions page of the user I need to revert, and find the translatable unit that I have to revert (<pagename>/<number>/<language>), then revert from there. If the translation unit that was edited was new (no revert possible), then delete the unit.

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177.47.27.231 (talkcontribs)

Zapomněl jsem heslo a nevím co dělat dál

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)
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