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Bulk edit more than 100 tasks at once

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MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Is this possible with the UI?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That worked! Thanks for helping me discover a new approach to using the Maniphest.

Followup question: What's considered a safe limit for # of tasks to batch edit at once?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@MBinder (WMF) I think I've silently mass-edited about 500 tasks at once so far. I'd expect Phabricator's job scheduler daemons to manage (and properly buffer) any number. If it doesn't then it would be the software's fault, not yours. :D

Request to rename

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ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talkcontribs)

Hello, please change my phabricator username from AVSmalnad77 to ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ. I wish to have the same username there as that of my Wikimedia account.

Here's the link to my phabricator account - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/p/AVSmalnad77/

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talkcontribs)

Oh well if only ASCII usernames are allowed, I am fine with the existing username. Thanks for your help.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Yeah, sorry :(

Request to rename user

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LDelench (WMF) (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
LDelench (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Phab test env?

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MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi!

I often come back to the Phab test environment. I believe it is currently https://phab.wmflabs.org/

I've tried signing up for an account, but can't seem to get the verification email needed.

Also, this environment seems to change every so often. Is there a way to be included as a user when that occurs, so I don't always have to sign up again? Regardless, is there a place to keep up with when these shifts to new environments happen?

Thanks!

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Heja, the verification email problem is covered in phab:T265505. Im not sure who maintains that test instance these days.

Is there a way to view tasks that have laid dormant for a long time?

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Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

Specifically, tasks that have seen little activity at all, with said activity shortly after their creation. Tasks such as https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170846, or https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T147490, which are old and out of date and can be closed.

I'd like to browse a list of those and see how many I can close. (Mostly because I want to see the number "Open and stalled tasks in total" in the Phabricator monthly statistics decrease)

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

That task is useful, thanks. I see the search form has a "Updated Before" field, that allows relative values too. Perhaps I can do something like "Updated Before: 4 years".

Rename my account in Phabricator

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გიო ოქრო (talkcontribs)

Hello. Please rename my Phabricator account from "GIorgiOkropiridze" to "GiorgiOkropiridze". Thanks,

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, I don't see a difference between these two names?

გიო ოქრო (talkcontribs)

In the current version, the second letter is capital.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Ah, sorry, I missed that! Sure. Renamed the account now.

Is there a way to use checkboxes to show 'in progress'

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John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Hi all

I really like using checkboxes in my tasks but is there a way of marking them as in progress but no complete? It would help me and others keep track of progress better

Thanks

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

OK, thanks very much, yes I use a workboard also, just wanted something more detailed for individual tasks. Thanks again

Unable to receive verification email.

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Unused account deleted

Rohitesh Kumar Jain (talkcontribs)

Hi,

I am unable to receive a verification email for my email Id rohiteshkumarjain@gmail.com while creating an account on Phabricator, I have tried send another email option, waited for a day, and checked all of my mails along with the spam folder still I haven't received it yet. I want to say that pls either deactivate my Rohitesh20, which I created using the rohiteshkumarjain@gmail.com or pls check why I am not receiving the mail. I have also checked that I have entered the correct email Id.


Best,

Rohitesh.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi Rohitesh, sorry for those problems. I am not aware of any mail server problems on our side. Admins can delete Phab user accounts if the accounts have not been used, if that is wanted. Disabling an account is also possible but I don't see which problem that should solve?

Rohitesh Kumar Jain (talkcontribs)

Actually I wasn't aware that the Wikimedia SUL and LDAP accounts are two differnet entities. I ended up creating multiple accounts on LDAP and SUL, because was confused that why am I not able to login.


When I went through the documentation I realised that, both SUL and LDAP accounts should be connected to a single phabricator account, and connecting an LDAP account to phabricator is important in order to contribute to the wikimedia.


I created one Phabricator account Rohitesh-Kumar-Jain (Rohitesh) with email id "thekumarjain@gmail.com" (which is also my SUL account), I created another Phabricator account with LDAP account: Rohitesh20 username : rk-jain, email : rohiteshkumarjain@gmail.com.


So now I want to link my gerrit account with Roihtesh20 (username : rk-jain), I am getting a message that my account is linked to another phabricator account. So according to the documentation, to solve this problem I should detach my Rohitesh20 from the phabricator account so that I can connect it to the phabricator where I have connected my SUL account. But I am not able to detach my Rohitesh20 LDAP account from the phabricator as I am not recieveing any confirmaiton email despite the email address being correct. That's why I wanted you to delete my phabricator where I have connected my LDAP account.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

After verifying, this all makes sense. :) I've deleted the unusd Phabricator account called Rohitesh20. Hope that helps!

Rohitesh Kumar Jain (talkcontribs)

Thanks for deleting that account, I have now connected both the SUL and the LDAP account to a single Phabricator account.

Thank you for your super fast replies and help. Hopefully, I will be able to do something meaningful with this Phabricator account : )

Summary by Zabe

Thanks

Zabe (talkcontribs)

My Phabricator Username is 'ZabeMath', can someone rename it to 'Zabe' so it matches up with my LDAP Username. Thanks

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sure! Done now!

What should I do

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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 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T272137 - 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?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 Hi, could you answer my previous questions please? Thanks a lot!

Salgo60 (talkcontribs)
  • "Magnus Sälgö" is a subproject of the project "WMSE". Is that a mistake?
    • yes/no was just a way to move away his tasks from "my" backlog
  • It seems that these two project tags are User projects
    • yes
  • they should have a description anyways
  • subproject of "WMSE"
    • that was said ok when was created but I guess they dont want that....
So9q (talkcontribs)

I'm done migrating now. You can delete my board and all my tasks.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
So9q (talkcontribs)

Mass close sounds good to me.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)