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Alert won't disappear from the interface

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OSeveno (talkcontribs)

"There has been a failed attempt to log in to your account from a new device. Please make sure your account has a strong password. 23d"

For 23 days this alert has been sticking to my 'alert bell' icon in the website interface. I have followed the link by leftclicking my mouse, changed my password to a very good one (random numbers, characters etc), but the alert keeps sticking to the alerts. It suggests the software doesn't process the fact I followed the link as intended. Can something be done about this? Please?

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Click blue circle on the right of the message.

OSeveno (talkcontribs)

Thanks; somehow that wasn't very obvious to me.

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Incnis Mrsi (talkcontribs)
Wargo (talkcontribs)

Topics can be categorized but only in topic Summary.

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How to find the page tail position in the development process ?

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Beacon123 (talkcontribs)

In the development process, I need to compare the cursor position and the last character position of the page, but how to locate the last character position?

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[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.

星耀晨曦 (talkcontribs)

MW 1.31 already released.

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Alternative Extension Downloading Site? WMFLABS down.

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Summary by Jdforrester (WMF)

The site was briefly down when the server restarted but is now back up. GitHub mirrors of our repos work as a back-up for downloads if necessary.

Jer Hughes (talkcontribs)

I'm trying to download some extensions, but I'm getting a 502 error.

For example, if I try to download Echo I go to this page which tries to download this file but it times out.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Works for me now. Another option is to browse the repository on github, switch to the desired branch and click "clone or download"

Next version of mw missing from navigation (1.31)

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121.219.12.173 (talkcontribs)

Go to MediaWiki 1.30, then check the navigation on the right, 1.30 and 1.32 is there, but 1.31 is missing. How am I supposed to easily get to the soon to be released next version without manually searching for it?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You aren't "supposed" to get unreleased versions. If they're not released yet, it's because they're not thought to be ready yet.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Jdforrester: That's nonsense. MediaWiki 1.31 is a Release Candidate. How can people test it to see if there are bugs previous to formal release if it isn't made available?

Also, that's not the object of the question. The box at the top-rigt of the page contains the following items:

The problem is that MediaWiki 1.31 is not appearing there (but 1.32 is!).

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)
That's nonsense. MediaWiki 1.31 is a Release Candidate. How can people test it to see if there are bugs previous to formal release if it isn't made available?

Regular end-users are absolutely not the right audience for Release Candidate software. The people looking to test it out are likely expert MediaWiki sysadmins, developers, and others who follow the mediawiki-l mailing list, not the more normal kinds of sysadmins who aren't necessarily expert in how labyrinthine bugs in MediaWiki can be explored.

The problem is that MediaWiki 1.31 is not appearing there (but 1.32 is!).

Wait a week or whatever and it'll appear when it's released. I don't see this as a problem. When 121… asked "How am I supposed to easily get to the soon to be released next version without manually searching for it?", and answer is "you aren't".

(If instead you want to debate having a link to the bleeding-edge master in the list, that's a fine discussion point, but not really the question asked.)

192.232.155.200 (talkcontribs)

If the alpha version is there, the release candidate clearly should be too. It's simply easy navigation between relevant versions.

As for why should someone have easy access, maybe they want to easily see what is the upcoming version either because they are looking to update when it comes out, or are a user looking at the new features for when the wiki they use is updated?

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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.

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Omotecho (talkcontribs)

I am translating Help:Magic Words, and think this page will be very helpful for new editors. However, it says to see Extension:StringFunctions, but when I open that page, it notes:

This extension is obsolete. All of these functions are now integrated into the ParserFunctions extension, but are only available if an administrator sets $wgPFEnableStringFunctions = true; in LocalSettings.php. The documentation of these functions remains here.
MediaWiki's core magic words implement urlencode and padleft/padright.

Is there any better way to help eager new editors avoid confusion, or at the moment, I am afraid those two pages don't coordinate in parts. Any idea?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

The problem with that page is that it's both the documentation of string functions and the page for the StringFunction extension

The documentation for string functions should probably be in a Help: namespace, the same way we have Help:Extension:ParserFunctions

Omotecho (talkcontribs)

I agree, that way you need not to scroll up/down that much. It will be much handier to compare/contrast each string functions if they are devided by function, I guess.

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Logo is shown as text and not as a picture in navbar

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84.227.18.159 (talkcontribs)

Hello guys

i want to put a Logo into the navbar. I'm using the Tweeki skin. When i follow this guide, the text (File:MYFILE.png)is shown in the bar and not the logo.

Tweeki-navbar-brand: {{SITENAME}}

Content of the 'brand' link. You can also use a image, e.g. set the content of the message to File:MYFILE.png (without brackets) and costumize size and positioning for .navbar-brand img.

(The site of the link is not mine)

82.127.218.230 (talkcontribs)

Hi,

I have the same issue, did you find the culprit?

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AceGeorgina (talkcontribs)

How to adapt the image to the website?

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