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This records the current state of chores as defined in the chore list. View team norms.

Rotation (new schedule starting 6/24/21 - reminders in local time zones set in Slack):

  • Mon - Olga
  • Tues - (alternating every 3rd Tuesday) Moh'd, Bernard, TBD (formerly Sam's turn >> Nick)
  • Wed - (alternating every 3rd Wednesday) Jon, Clare, Jan
  • Thurs - (alternating every 3rd Thursday) TBD (formerly Sam's turn >> Nick), Moh'd, Bernard
  • Fri - (alternating every 3rd Friday) Jan, Jon, Clare
Chore Status Notes Last updated
Browser tests Looks good
BWang (WMF) (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Logstash Logged T318937 "TypeError: Object.values is not a function"


  • Logged: T317425
  • Filed T316675for Visual Editor error
  • "Incompatible skin: vector" still happening but far fewer, around 200-300 past 12 hours. See T314171 and
  • Re: T314171 - looks like the inverse error is happening now ("Incompatible skin: vector") with > 26k errors in the last 12 hrs - left comment on ticket T314171#8141133 - may need to spin off into new ticket
  • Updated filters
  • Logged T314171
  • Logged T308798 Error: Unknown widget type: id: namespace, class: mw.widgets.NamespaceInputWidget
  • Filtered "TypeError: jQuery(document).foundation is not a function. (In 'jQuery(document).foundation(function(response){if(window.console)console.log(response.errors);})', 'jQuery(document).foundation' is undefined)" error since it is a user script affecting one person

Do not remove these instructions: Bugs with > 100 occurrences per 12hrs:

1) create a ticket (unless gadget - in which case use slack channel or gadget talk page).

2) Create a filter for the bug labeling the filter with the open ticket number if it belongs to.

3) If the bug does not belong to us, enable the filter by default and exclude it from the view. If the bug belongs to us, disable the filter.

Investigate bugs < 100 optional if have time and interested.

When investigating bugs filter those errors out ideally using a stack trace wildcard. If a bug belongs to reading web change the label to the phab ticket number. If not add it to one of the existing team or gadget filters.

As part of chores we'll check and remove existing pins where the task has been resolved. The less pins at the top the cl

BWang (WMF) (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
EventLogging validation errors
  • Looks good


BWang (WMF) (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Visual regression ⚠️ DO NOT WRITE HERE.

PLEASE UPDATE Reading/Web/Release timeline/Visual Changes with any expected or unexpected changes.

Visit to see the latest visual diff between the latest release and master. This report is updated every hour. Update Reading/Web/Release timeline/Visual Changes with any expected or unexpected changes.

If needed, you can also run the following locally on the latest pixel version to compare the latest release to master:
./pixel.js reference -b latest-release
./pixel.js test
BWang (WMF) (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A11y tests Looks good


  • 8/18 - Minus 4 errors due to removal of gradients T307771
  • 6/29 - Plus 1 error from addition of "hide" button to the TOC, can ignore due being false positive, a11y library can't determine color contrast because of the TOC fade.
  • 6/23 - Minus 1 error in due to completion of T310810
  • 6/22 - Reduction in false positive color contrast errors in logged in and logged out, likely due to Jan's Menu refactor work.

Visit the a11y grafana dashboard to see the metrics over time. If there are any changes, look at the daily reports in Jenkins to investigate.

Note: The "logged in" test will sometimes fluctuate due to different notices/gadgets being enabled in beta cluster. Changes can be made to the config to hide problematic elements and improve consistency.

BWang (WMF) (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Review dashboard Nothing there


CMing (WMF) (talk) 15:58, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Check volunteer patches on Phab ⚠️

1 patch from Wikidata team which we are aware of.

Jdlrobson (talk) 17:51, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Check patches on Gerrit have attention or hashtags
  • Assigned

DO NOT DELETE: In future, we will use this query when is resolved.


  • Make sure all tasks have reviewers and attention
  • distractions use hash tags: "team:qte", "team:product-infrastructure", "team:wikimedia-de","team:growth","team:editing","status:blocked" or "priority:low"
Jdlrobson (talk) 17:51, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Check Slack for bug reports for code in production without Phabricator ticket N/A


Often we might report bugs initially on Slack and submit patches. For issues that have hit production, our team norm is to make sure there a bug is created so that the issue can be tracked. Check the back scroll for the last week and create Phabricator tasks where needed.

MAbualruz (talk) 08:19, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Review the Reading Web Backlog ⚠️
  • Cleaned up incoming
  • Moved Wikidata task out to their backlog.
Jdlrobson (talk) 17:51, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ensure goals are current Looks good. Left comments about scope Jdlrobson (talk) 17:51, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Performance Active banner campaigns are listed at Special:CentralNotice. Readers Web performance dashboards are listed here.
Page previews dashboard

p75 TTP (Time To Preview) seems slightly elevated


  • Median Time to Preview seems significantly reduced in past few weeks
  • API request failures seems to be higher since 02/01. It might be noise, but worth monitoring
  • Note well that the most recent HighTimeToPreview alert was triggered by a backend error.
  • We've been getting alerts for HighTimeToPreview. Looks like p95 TTP chart started going a bit haywire (up + down between 780ms - 860ms) about a week ago. Is this something to be concerned about? Jon adjusted threshold (every 5 mins for 2 mins) and haven't seen a HTTP alert since
BWang (WMF) (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Generic dashboard

Looks good


  • Not sure if this is a known issue - web_ui_scroll events dropped starting 4/7/22
  • QuickSurveyInitiation events dropped due to T305498 - again hopefully resolved if/when backported or with train rollout.
  • Some big spikes in the "Mobile beta opt in/outs" graph (note, this is inative and likely non-Wikimedia sites and should be ignored)
  • MobileWebUIActionsTracking looks right around ~200 events/second
  • The spike in MobileWebUIActionsTracking is from the newly added init logging. We should make sure it doesn't come close to 1000 events per second and ideally is around ~200 events/second though
  • Schema:DesktopWebUIActionsTracking errors have been steadily increasing the past month
  • There was an issue with some gadgets relating to the jQuery migration (T280944). More client errors than normal.
  • EventLogging Schema errors have been down on average for the last week!
  • VirtualPageViews went offline. Now fixed. Updated Reading/Web/Notable_incidents.
BWang (WMF) (talk) 15:13, 29 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Mobile performance dashboard ⚠️ A banner seems to be triggering a performance regression.


  • Timing metrics look much better after T305572 was resolved on 4/7/22
  • In Timing Metrics, desktop graph has significant jumps on "Fully loaded" graph starting 3/30/22 on both production and beta cluster. Logged T305572 and assigned to performance team.

Please note anything significant on Reading/Web/Notable_incidents

CMing (WMF) (talk) 15:59, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Search performance dashboard

Search data for Vue showing up now


  • Search data should be fixed now after 832577
  • What happened to the Vue search data? (jon to follow up with Nick)
  • NR: I updated the graphs to show 30 days rather than 7
  • Interesting drop between 2/1/22 - 2/8/22 for the legacy search graph - what would account for this?
    • NR: I think that is when vector skin split stuff happened and no data was being collected for legacy since `useskinversion=1` no longer worked
  • Search Query to Render is lowering, looks good
  • Should we be concerned that Search Query to Render has been creeping up? - hard to say at this point as past 30 days has shown similar spike, will be interested to see next week's data

Note this is a new dashboard that displays the results of synthetic tests (not measuring real users) and is based on the work from T251544 . These metrics currently measure Vue and Legacy search performance on frwiki.

CMing (WMF) (talk) 15:59, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Check talk pages Engaged with a few. Jdlrobson (talk) 22:03, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Say something nice to a team member! 🎉 S/O to Jon in Slack for shepherding FR UBN.

__ please output on Slack and update the date! :)

CMing (WMF) (talk) 16:26, 9 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Document notable events 🎉 Documented pilot wiki roll outs. Jdlrobson (talk) 22:02, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Archived chores[edit]

Design backlog ⚠️ yeaaa, the design backlog is overgrown. I will need to work on this a bit more over the next month or two. AHollender (WMF) (talk) 18:43, 10 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Review #mobile Archived. Now part of the dashboard chore.

Moved T290440 into Triaged column but previous Q still stands


Unsure if T290440 is specific to MinervaNeue or MobileFrontend

CMing (WMF) (talk) 3:46, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Logstash beta (credentials) ⚠️ Stopped working. Jdlrobson (talk) 16:09, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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