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NSkaggs (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'm trying to ensure I'm alerted to direct mentions of my name (someone using @nskaggs) on tickets. Filtering mail doesn't seem to always work, and it would be useful to see these directly in the UI as well. Any advice or strategy on filtering for username mentions?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@NSkaggs (WMF) Hi, I'm not aware of any good way (like a list) in the web UI. One could query tasks for stuff like body:@nskaggs or comment:@nskaggs but that wouldn't allow sorting results by the date of these mentions.

How exactly do you filter mail?

MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I recognize that you asked about the UI, but if it helps, here is how I filter email, which works well for me (with the caveat that I like using email):


How is this possible? With X-Stamps. Most email clients stash Phab email data in the header of the email, and you can point to that data. Gmail, however, strips it out, so you have to tell Phabricator to be explicit and put the data into the email itself. This also is required for filtering to work, since Gmail's filtering options are limited to a few simple searches. X-Stamps look something like this:

To get this into your Phab emails, change your settings here:

and set Send Stamps to Mail Headers and Body.

After that, you can tell Gmail to filter on things like your @mentions. See for more info, and for more more info. This part is especially relevant:

When writing filter rules against mail stamps in Gmail, you should quote any filters you want to apply. For example, specify rules like this, with quotes:


Note that Gmail will ignore some symbols when matching mail against filtering rules, so you can get false positives if the body of the message includes text like author alice (the same words in the same order, without the special symbols).

You'll also get false positives if the message body includes the text of a mail stamp explicitly in a normal text field like a summary, description, or comment.

There's no way to avoid these false positives other than using a different client with support for more powerful filtering rules, but these false positives should normally be uncommon.

Hope that helps, please ask any questions you may have. :)

What should I do

Salgo60 (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Salgo60 (talkcontribs)

" intentionally " No

  • when it was created I guess I spoke with people at WMSE and that was the way the told me
    • now I feel they want it to be separated
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Salgo60 (talkcontribs)

I have connected > 10 Wikidata properties and use Phabricator to track communication with external sources and things to do,..

Properties requested:

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 Hi, not sure why there is a list of Wikidata properties...Could you please explain what these two specific projects in Phabricator are specifically for? They currently lack project descriptions. Thanks!

Salgo60 (talkcontribs)

I have requested to create them and use Phabricator to track activities regarding them and other things.... you asked why we added activities on Phabricator...

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 Hi, I did not ask why you add activities on Phabricator (that's fine and very welcome, and it is meant to track activities, in general)... I asked what the two specific project tags that you added in Phabricator are about. The project tags do not have a description, but project tags should have a description. Currently only you know what a project tag called "so9q" is about, but nobody else knows. Same problem with the project tag called "Magnus Sälgö". Please see - thanks! :)

Salgo60 (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 It seems that these two project tags are User projects (see Phabricator/Project management#Types of Projects )?

In that case they should follow the guidelines (icon, color), they should follow the naming scheme, they should have a description anyways (please always add project descriptions when creating projects, so other people can understand what a project is about, as Phabricator is a public place)?

Also, "so9q" is a subproject of the project "Magnus Sälgö". "Magnus Sälgö" is a subproject of the project "WMSE". Is that a mistake?

So9q (talkcontribs)

Hi, I get a permission error when trying to edit the description.

I'm gonna migrate to github projects and tell magnus to remove the project when I'm done.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, there is no concept of removing projects themselves in Phab (except for removing project tags from tasks). Maybe this is about archiving?

Phabricator account disabled

Summary by Alejabo

The account was restored. Thank you!

Alejabo (talkcontribs)

Hello, my phabricator account was disabled and I don't know the reason. Can you please enable it back? Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Alejabo Hi, there is no Phabricator account associated with your username. If you think there is, then please provide more information, e.g. a link to that account. Thanks!

Alejabo (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Ah, thanks. I don't remember the exact reasons, but that (at that time new) account's only edit was changing the Priority of a task without any explanation, see , so this didn't look very constructive. :)

Alejabo (talkcontribs)

Oh! I'm sorry. That was a mistake. I didn't even know about that change. Is there any chance that you restore my account?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the explanation! Sure, I have now enabled your account again.

Alejabo (talkcontribs)

Thank you so much!

Merging old Bugzilla account

Capmo (talkcontribs)

Hi, I had an old Bugzilla account associated with email capmo700 (at) Several years ago I made what is specified at Phabricator/Help/Reclaim Bugzilla and RT accounts, but I'm afraid the accounts weren't merged. When I check my Activity I only see what was done with the new account; the Bugzilla-era activity does not appear. Can something be done to fix this?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Rail01 (talkcontribs)

Hey! Could you please change my account name from "Railfail536" to "Rail"?

Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sure! Done. :)

Please can my username on Phabricator be changed from Mrjohncummings to John Cummings?

John Cummings (talkcontribs)


Several years ago I changed my username from Mrjohncummings to John Cummings, but this didn't switch for Phabricator, please could someone change it for me?

Thanks very much

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Yes that would be fine, thanks very much for your help

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Thanks very much indeed, I feel like a new man :)

AyushiJain22 (talkcontribs)

please rename my name from AyushiJain22 to AayushiPorwal.


AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
H78c67c (talkcontribs)

Please rename my Phabricator account Hello903hello to H78c67c, consistent with my current username. Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, done!

JCabanero (WMF) (talkcontribs)


Can someone please help me change my Phabricator username from JGulingan to JCabanero?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, sure! :) Done.

JCabanero (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thank you!!! That was super fast :)

Gwennie-nyan (talkcontribs)

I recently went through a global username change. Could someone change my Phabricator username/profile name from Gwenhope to Gwennie-nyan in accordance with this? Please and thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sure! Done now