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Tulu Wikipedia local file upload

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

T166763 already exists; offtopic here

ರವಿಮುಂ (talkcontribs)

Please enable local file upload to Tulu Wikipedia.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

T166763 already exists. (This topic is unrelated to Phabricator itself.)

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

Please create a task on Phabricator.

Cannot verify wrong email for new phabricator account

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Gianttrombone (talkcontribs)

Hello,

When trying to sign in to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org for the first time, I typed in the wrong email address, and I don't have access to the one I entered. Hence, I cannot get or answer the "verify email address" email, nor can I change my email address, so I've locked myself out of phabricator.

Would you kindly look into the issue?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I destroyed the unused account https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/gianttrombone/ which was linked to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Gianttrombone . Please try re-registering in Phabricator. Thanks!

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Weird message when viewing notifications in web

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Kaartic (talkcontribs)

When viewing the notifications in the web view the end of the list contains a weird message "Notification server not enabled". What's that supposed to mean ? Further, it seems to be overlapping on something.

The tail of the notification bar of Wikimedia Phabricator containing a weird message.
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

See https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T765

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

Seems to be quite an epic task! What about the weird thing which the message overlaps ?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Content overlap sounds like a bug, and bugs can be reported in the bug tracker. :D

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

Filed it! It's task T166448.

Understanding reference to prior discussion

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Anchor links within a Phabricator task may require to first click "Show Older Changes" to display the actual comment and jump to it.

Jc3s5h (talkcontribs)

While taking part in a discussion of a task, another editor put this line in a post:

In response to T132308#3268915, @Whatamidoing-WMF:

I don't understand how to read the text that is being referred to by the string T132308#3268915

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

If the link does not make your browser jump to that comment, please click "Changes from before your most recent comment are hidden. Show Older Changes" first and then try again. Thanks!

Jc3s5h (talkcontribs)

That worked, thanks.

Is there any way to visualise the dependencies between all tasks in a project or sub project?

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John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Hi

I'm currently working as Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO and I'm planning on using Phabricator to organise my work but I'm struggling to find ways to make the projects I'm doing and the steps to make those projects happen more understandable to other people.

Is there some way of visualising all the steps in a project or sub project as some kind of flow diagram? I know there is the task graph but I need something that gives a wider overview.

Thanks

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Not that I know, sorry.

John Cummings (talkcontribs)

No problem :) I'll work something out, I feel like this might be useful tool to have in future

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Getting Notifications for tasks which has not been subscribed

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Due to watching a project (without being member) && having the setting to receive notifications when subtasks change

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

In some cases I get notifications related to tasks that I haven't subscribed to. I have also found that I haven't subscribed to the related tasks. How am I supposed to find the cause such unrelated notifications ? I am unable to stop receiving those unwanted notifications as I couldn't find the cause. I would be thankful for any help.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The full mail headers might tell you reasons why you receive a certain email (but I also remember one case when I failed to find out).

Feel free to forward one such email to me (but please with complete headers as an attachment, not just the subject/from/to/date headers). :)

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

Sorry for not specifying before, I received a website notification not an email. I have disabled email notifications for most cases.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Please provide a specific example (task id and comment/action id in that task), otherwise it's impossible to answer...

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

I get notifications for changes related to the following task even though I'm not a subscriber of that tasks or it's relatives. I guess I receive updates for some other task too, but I'm not able to find it.

T88083

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

That's odd. I get a 404 when I tap the above link that I created using the phab prefix but I'm able to view the task through the direct link. The interesting thing about both links is that the browsers show the same URL for both of them. Spooky !

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

Found the issue, seems phabricator minds spaces at the end of URLs (too picky). My wiki text for the above link was [[phab:T88083 | T88083]] the space between the '3' and the '|' seems to be the issue. This one works,

T88083

Whose wiki text is [[phab:T88083|T88083]

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hmm, I am afraid that I have no way to look up why you receive web notifications on that task. I am sorry. :(

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

Ok, I'll see if I could get something interesting in the future by turning on email notifications. I'm going to turn on notifications in general, if you know of any way to receive email updates for only a single task, let me know.

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

BTW, should the spookiness, described above, be reported somewhere ?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I have reported the problem to the upstream Phabricator developers in https://secure.phabricator.com/T9412#223451

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

I guess you got me wrong. By spookiness, I meant this comment and it's followup.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Alright: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T88083 lists numerous project tags. Opening all these project links and going to "Members" for all of them, but none of them lists you as a Watcher. Looking at the two dependency tasks and doing the same, https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/members/805/ shows that you are a watcher of Wikipedia-App-General-or-Unknown . If you go to "Settings > Email > Email Preferences > Maniphest Tasks" I assume you have "One of a task's subtasks changes status" enabled? That is my guess here.

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

Whoa. That was a great find. I don't even remember when I started watching that project. Though, your assumptions turns out to be right. I do have "One of a task's subtasks changes status" as enabled. I guess it's fixed now. Thanks for the help!

Ibrahim.ID (talkcontribs)

hi all, one of our important gadgets stop working suddenly, I guess it because of change in mediawiki. can I post this error in Phabricator? if it possible, which tag?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You could (Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown), however on-wiki code needs to be fixed on-wiki by wiki administrators.

You will need to debug the problem in your web browser's developer tools. After opening them, please append "?debug=true" to the address of the page on which you see the problem, if the address does not already include a "?". (If the address already includes a "?", append "&debug=true" instead - see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/ResourceLoader/Developing_with_ResourceLoader#Toggle_debug_mode for more information.

If there is a problem or an error with JavaScript it should be printed in the 'console' of the developer tools. Often JavaScript errors are a reason for problems, or a non-existing file called from another file (which can be seen in the 'network' tab).

For more information please see:

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reporting_JavaScript_errors

* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Web_Console for Firefox

* http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/dn255006 for Internet Explorer

* https://developer.chrome.com/devtools for Google Chrome

* https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/AppleApplications/Conceptual/Safari_Developer_Guide/Introduction/Introduction.html for Apple Safari

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Do you know exactly when this local script stopped working? If it was last week, then you might want to look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_154#Old_script-pocalypse

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In which category should the following issue be reported

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Kaartic (talkcontribs)

I recently saw that the search icon found in the main page of Wikipedia wasn't quite good. I thought of filing an issue for it. I couldn't identify the correct category in which to file an issue, if it was one in the first place. Please suggest a correct category if this should be filed.

Search icon
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

#Wikimedia-portals

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Trouble creating Phabricator account

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Wrong email address used for registration; deleted (unused) user account so user can re-register and verify email address

NH (talkcontribs)

I don't know where to put this question, so I'll ask here. If someone could point out a better place, I would appreciate it.

Some time ago, I tried to log in to Phabricator using my Wikimedia account (which is "NH" on all attached projects). For some reason I did not enter a correct email address. Now Phabricator requires me to verify my account through the sent email, which I cannot do because I don't have access to the (bogus) email address I typed.

How do I proceed?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Indeed https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/NH/ had no verified email address and was linked to https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=User:NH. As the Phabricator account had no activity it was easiest to just delete it. Please re-register on Phabricator. :)

NH (talkcontribs)

And now it works! Thank you!

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.

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