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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Dereckson/Archive 1 on 2016-06-10.

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IMPORTANT: Admin activity review

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Voting in the WMF Board Election

Jack Phoenix (talkcontribs)
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How we will see unregistered users

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SM7 (talkcontribs)

Hello, Would you like to look into this issue. We (hindi users) are not familiar with such things and we don't know many people at Phab who can help us.

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Summary by Dereckson

Various statistics error, mainly about uploaded files, on several wikis. A maintenance script has been run on all of them to fix that. See phab:T131306. (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

User_talk Dereckson/Archive_1 T131306 (talkcontribs)

booo, I couldn't link to the section in the Archive. System said

"This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and has been disallowed. If you believe your edit was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Flow spam filter: large amount of consonant/vowel clusters"

Dereckson (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)
Glaisher (talkcontribs)

Hello. I'm really sorry about the inconvenience but the filter is really needed to catch the huge amount of spam we are receiving on this wiki. I spent sometime going through the hits and have come up with a new regex so that we it has less false positives. See .

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cebwiki has 128 in counter but 126 in listfiles

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Final count is a little below 126: Counting number of images...114 (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)
Dereckson (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)
Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Done. (talkcontribs)
Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Thanks to have noticed that, done. (talkcontribs)
Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Done, and initSiteStats.php also counted 454. (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

ping regarding guwiki

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Okay, looking at that.

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Done :)

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Disable local upload for closed Wikipedias

2 (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

Closed Wikipedias that have uploads still enabled: kj ho aa mus ng ii cho mh hz kr mo

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Re T131306 / marking as solved

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You marked this as solved. I don't know what effect that will have on the thread.(*) As of today ca. 150 Wikipedias have more than 10 local files and I may find more upload statistics errors.

(*) Now I know that I could not add the above text to Topic:T5tfyebezlm8rfv2 (talkcontribs)

Message was "This topic is resolved, so further activity is not possible."

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Oh, sorry, I thought it was possible to reopen a solved conversation when needed. (talkcontribs)

That might be a proposal to the devs. They could distinguish between Solved and Closed. (talkcontribs)

The invitation "Reply to ..." and the input box are still there. Regarding phab:T142764 ListFiles in skwiki, maybe you can add

This Wikipedia has zero local media files now. That the file shows up in the list and in counters and stats leads to extra comments when talking about the zero-fileness of this WMF project.

PS: I tried to log in with a Wikimedia user account, but phab requires an email address. (talkcontribs)

Can you re-open T131306? I have a new one with broken stats: mhrwiki has 7 in list, 6 in stat. (may change soon, but the diff would remain) (talkcontribs)
= 19 vs  = 18 (talkcontribs)

The above was written in wikicode-mode, even now when trying to write with nowiki-tags the interface does unwanted things, breaking the nowiki-tags when trying the preview.


<nowiki>[[new:Special:Statistics]] = 19 vs [[new:Special:Statistics]] = 18</nowiki>


Now without brackets used normally for linking:

new:Special:Statistics = 19 vs new:Special:Statistics = 18

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

There is a link at the bottom right to switch between visual/code mode, as an [[]] icon. (talkcontribs)

Since you re-opened https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:T5tfyebezlm8rfv2 allowing further re-count requests, this thread here, can be closed. The switch icon was used, behaviour when saving was unexpected, but that could be reported somehwere else if - after 3 months - the behaviour would still be the same as then.

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Acer (talkcontribs)

Hi, I've made the [https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T145279 changes you requested]. Could you please remove your comment? I fear it might have a negative effect on the willingness of other developers to engage the issue. Thank you. ~~~~

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

To track the history of the task is important. The fact we can found better merit than SEO to your suggestion would be interesting. So no, archive of this kind of elements is rather important and the Wikimedia movement doesn't engage in censorship activities. But I can discuss the issues with members of the community having commenting in the past Wikidata and Commons aspect and note their feedback to the task, if any, to make it move forward.

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LacoR (talkcontribs)

Hallo, I have tried to reopen the task T143472 because something wnent wrong - when the gender is set to neutral then the "User" Namespace si in Slovak incorrect. I am not sure whether the reopening was succesful - or shud i start a new request?

Thanks, LacoR

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Reopeing is fine, I'm checking that.

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