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Milimetric (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'd love a little more detail on how to login to the test instance. I've logged in successfully a few times but I've hit enough confusing road blocks.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Assuming you refer to http://phab-01.wmflabs.org/ : Which road blocks have been confusing? Its login is separate from anything else, and no mail is triggered IIRC.

Milimetric (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Yes, the phab-01 instance. It doesn't say anywhere how to log in. So I have my password stored but don't remember how I got it and can't point new users to instructions. The instance itself copies production so the help text above login/register adds to the confusion. And finally, it asks sometimes for me to confirm I received an email which doesn't always get sent, and I have to re-send to confirm. These and any other snags would be nice in a small "login to the test instance" section.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I see...thanks! Creating an account is the "Register New Account" button after clicking "Log in" in the top bar. Login is entering your freely chosen username and your freely chosen password when registering. The text is misleading indeed. Feel free to file task(s) in the #Labs-project-Phabricator project in Phabricator to request adjustments.

Reply to "More detail on labs instance"

The XML document returned by Wikipedia API is not well formed.

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Question not about Wikimedia Phabricator but MediaWiki API - please ask on Project:Support desk

184.171.60.216 (talkcontribs)

The XML document returned by Wikipedia API is not well formed. For example the XML document returned by the below url is not well formed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=revisions&rvprop=content&format=xml&pageids=13659583

The value of the attribute name in ref tag is not surrounded by quotes. ( <ref name=Veruggio2002> )

Can anyone suggest me of getting valid xml pages given the article ids?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Welcome on the help page for Wikimedia Phabricator. Your question seems to be related to MediaWiki and Wikipedia instead - please ask on Project:Support desk . Thanks!

Ltrlg (talkcontribs)

This part of the returned content is not XML but wikitext (look at contentformat="text/x-wiki" on the surrounding tag), which is not as strict as XML (actually, almost any input is valid, even if not necessarily meaningful). It is properly escaped and should be parsed by any compliant XML parser as a text node.

There is no official XML representation of wikitext, but you may be interested in Parsoid’s output HTML or by parsers like mwparserfromhell for automated tasks involving wikitext.

209.49.4.114 (talkcontribs)

Is there a way to generate charts and pull bug data/percentages to build statuses?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/report/ does not support charts and is limited (plus does not even load on Wikimedia's Phabricator instance). Some Wikimedia Foundation teams use http://phlogiston.wmflabs.org/ - see Phlogiston for more information but that is very likely not what you want either. You may want to elaborate which underlying problem you would like to solve by generating charts... :)

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Ibrahim.ID (talkcontribs)

Hi all, I want to ask: Can anyone create tag (ArWiki) or (Arabic Wiki projects) or any name in phabricator, to reach all tickets about this porjects easily, thanks.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, see Phabricator/Creating and renaming projects (and just to be explicit: This will still require someone like you to manually add that tag to tasks.)

Ibrahim.ID (talkcontribs)

Of course, I will add it manually, I will ask my colleagues do that also

thank you AKlapper :)

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

sir a had a phabricator account but lost it now i cat remember my usernam or password but i have my email is ther a way to retrive my account

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Welcome to the help page about Wikimedia's Phabricator instance. Your username Wikimedia Phabricator is: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/Zia-ur-RehmanRehmani/

Phabricator has no separate password - it is the same password as your password on mediawiki.org.

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

than you for that but it says that my password and username both are invalid so please if you ca change my user name just put an underscore between Reheman and Rehmani

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

What is "it"? If you want others to help you, please provide clear and exact steps which leave no room for interpretation. Which exact dialog with which title and which fields, on which URL / address, provides which exact error message?

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

sorry i meant to thank you but it got "than you" sorry again and thank you

Reply to "how to retrive my account"

Cannot report Bug because I cannot login to Phabricator because I need an e-mail address for Phabricator whilst I needed none for my Wikimedia account.

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93.232.27.142 (talkcontribs)

I wanted to report an bug (I get an annoying "Welcome Message" each time I start editing a page and each time I submit the preview on pages and discussion pages).

In order to report that bug I tried to register my wikimedia account with phabricator. Since I have no e-mail address associated with my wikimedia account I invented a non-deliverable e-mail address in the phabricator registration form. There I am stuck and won't come out.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

To finish registration in Phabricator you will have to provide a valid email address in Phabricator. If you tell me the username that you used for registration in Phabricator I can delete that account and you can try again.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

As an alternative, you can leave information about this bug at VisualEditor/Feedback.

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

sir i am to stuck with this account type thing in phabricator i had a phabricator account but now i cant remember my user name and password but i have my email so if there is any way to retrieve my account pleas tell

and one more thing i am blocked of en.Wikipedia i requested an account and it was created for me but still i cannot edit in en.Wikipedia see if you gays can do any thing i don't know why i am blocked so pleas if any one can do some thing i will be thankful

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This was already asked by you in Topic:Tlad3qfdopffl4n6 so I have replied there.

For questions about policies of the English Wikipedia community, you will have to contact the English Wikipedia community. You already received instructions / replies on the talk page of your other account, though on Wikimedia Commons instead of English Wikipedia: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Zia-ur-Rehman_Rehmani You are free to follow those instructions.

(On an unrelated note, please use punctuation in sentences, to keep things readable. Thanks!)

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

yes that's right but that's beaus i am unable to edit even my own talk page on en.Wikipedia that's why i posted this to commons

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Correct. And the replies which you received already explain what you can do. (Hence I am not sure why you brought up this issue in yet another place here.)

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

yes i requested an account and i am thankful that it was created for me but still i unable to edit

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

this is the screen shot that i tok right now

i tok a screen shot of my tablet to show that im blocked
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Your screenshot tells you to "request IP block exemption" and provides a link for that.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You received instructions what you can do on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Zia-ur-Rehman_Rehmani.

mediawiki.org is not English Wikipedia. Repeating the problem statement here on mediawiki.org won't help anybody, neither you nor us...

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

i have tried every possible way to get through but i cant

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

sorry sir for this inconvenience but i don't know what to do anymore

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

As we seem to be running in circles and as everything has been written already, I am going to leave this conversation. I wish you good luck with fixing the IP problem with the English Wikipedia community by following the steps and info already provided!

Zia-ur-Rehman Rehmanii (talkcontribs)

thank you sir for your assistance

Reply to "Cannot report Bug because I cannot login to Phabricator because I need an e-mail address for Phabricator whilst I needed none for my Wikimedia account."

Search on Phab is nearly useless, part 2

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There is an open task, phab:T95739, written by me. The title is "support dynamic columns directly in wikitext". There is nothing secret or security related to this bug. Anybody can click that link and see the task.

This task cannot be found by Phab's search system.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to Phab. Type "dynamic columns" in the search box at the top of the page. Check both pages of results (all open tasks). It's not there.
  2. Well, you're on the basic search page now, and you know that I wrote it. Add "Whatamidoing-WMF" to the author field. Nope, that produces zero results.
  3. Okay, let's go to "Advanced search". So first go to the main page, then click Maniphest, and now find Advanced search in the sidebar. Now, let's see: That discussion was probably last year, so let's do all tasks written by me last year that contain the word "dynamic". Nope, zero results again.
  4. Same search, but with the word "columns", just in case I've mis-remembered the keyword? Two irrelevant results.
  5. Go to the English Wikipedia. Do one quick search to find the discussion that prompted the task. The first hit has a link to the Phab task.
  6. Go back to Phab. Copy and paste the exact title(!) into the search bar. Phab can't find it. Phab can't find anything at all when the title's in quotes.

I'm not the only person who was searching for this task, so it's not just me. Do we have a specially broken copy of search on Phab, or is it generally useless for all Phab users everywhere?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Rather "generally useless" for the Wikimedia instance. Sounds like good testcases to add to Phab:T146843 for evaluation.

86.183.242.164 (talkcontribs)

Search should be a tad better as @20after4 did a change today that should make searching better.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@86.183.242.164: Links to "a change" please?

20after4 (talkcontribs)

Phabricator is now using elasticsearch for the full-text search engine. This is (in my opinion) a massive improvement in search quality, however, it almost certainly isn't perfect so I welcome your feedback after trying with the new search engine.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I switched to it a few weeks ago, and I've been really happy with the result. Since then, I've quit needing to use foo site:phabricator.wikimedia.org at my favorite web search engine to find anything.

Reply to "Search on Phab is nearly useless, part 2"

please add the Tigrigna language

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Offtopic here as the request is not about Phabricator itself

Tikur (talkcontribs)

I am not sure if the Tigrigna language is in the language listing. If I am right, can you add Tigrigna Thank you

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Welcome on the help page for Wikimedia Phabricator. The Phabricator software itself does not have any language listing. As I currently do not know what exactly you refer to (sidebar on Wikimedia sites? Top bar on Wikimedia sites with your personal language settings? Somewhere else?), I can only guess when referring you to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech

Please delete problematic "unverified" user name from Phabricator

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NSH002 (talkcontribs)

I'm finding it impossible to properly complete my registration to Phabricator under my NSH001 account. (My NSH002 account is fine). Please therefore delete my unverified NSH001 account from Phabricator.

For full details and explanation, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Very_annoying_change_in_.22Show_changes.22_keyboard_shortcut

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Destroying PhabricatorUser @NSH001...

Permanently destroyed 1 object.

Done!

Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Resolved

Rammfan9565 (talkcontribs)

I recently had my Wikipedia Username changed - how can I get my Phabricator one changed?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, could you provide a link to the username change request on Wikipedia, and preferably also create a task in Phabricator (against the "Phabricator" tag/project) confirming that you is you? :) Thanks!

Rammfan9565 (talkcontribs)

Roger; the request was actioned by Litlok on 2 January 2017 22:45 at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&offset=20180101000000&limit=500&contribs=user&target=Litlok&namespace=&tagfilter=

Rammfan9565 (talkcontribs)

Phabricator tasked raised, reference T155389

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done. Thanks :)