User talk:Deskana (WMF)/Archive 1

Latest comment: 9 years ago by DGarry (WMF) in topic Disruptive moves

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Thanks, and regards, --Rschen7754 22:59, 23 September 2013 (UTC)Reply


Hi Dan. We'd love to try out this new search at pt:voy. Texugo (talk) 16:42, 8 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Texugo, thank you! I've asked for people to note any objections on the page where I posted. Hopefully there will be none and we can turn it on. You may want to join the wikitech-ambassadors mailing list where we're discussing the search rollout a bit. Thanks again! :-) --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:21, 8 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

There's a consensus to go ahead with the new search on pl:voy. We'd like to try it out and help with implementing it on a larger scale :-) Kpjas (talk) 10:48, 9 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Rename oauth app?

Hi, thanks for approving my CropCrop, but I just renamed it to CropTool... :) Is there any way to rename an OAuth app or should I just register a new one? Danmichaelo (talk) 17:41, 26 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hey Danmichaelo. Thanks for testing OAuth!
I hadn't realised the name of the app was wrong. When I read your message and realised the incorrect name, I laughed for about 10 mintues! I guess I'm easy to amuse. :-p
Right now the only way to rename the application is to go through the approvals process again, as if you're authorising a separate application. I realise that's sub-optimal, so I've filed a bug report for that feature request. See 57631 for more information.
If you decide to create a new request with the correct name, let me know and I can deactivate the old request and active the new one.
Best regards,
--Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 23:23, 26 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
Brilliant ;) I requested CropTool now and updated my app, so just go ahead and deactivate CropCrop :) Danmichaelo (talk) 21:02, 27 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
Danmichaelo, accepted new consumer and deactivated old consumer. Thank you! --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 21:05, 27 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thx, works as a charm – it's really great to have a replacement for TUSC! Danmichaelo (talk) 22:03, 27 November 2013 (UTC)Reply


Hi. Reverting your own edits like this doesn't make it more OK. Any comments? -- Tegel (talk) 00:24, 12 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi Tegel. Right now, changes to templates that are transcluded anywhere in a Flow discussion (including the header) are not reflected in the Flow page. I was testing to see if that had been fixed, as it's of particular importance if one wishes to update the header. Unfortunately that test confirmed that the bug is still present; my changes were never reflected in any Flow pages that transclude the template. --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 00:26, 12 December 2013 (UTC)Reply
A more discrete change in the template and a proper summary might have been a better solution. That type of edits and summary sets of a number of alarms on different IRC channels for no reason. -- Tegel (talk) 00:35, 12 December 2013 (UTC)Reply
My apologies, then. It wasn't my intention to alarm anyone. --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 00:36, 12 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

Change redirect location for OAuth app

Hi Dan, thank you for approving my OAuth apps: wtosm and wtosm-dev. I need to change the redirect location for wtosm-dev (I am testing it on a server now), but it seems that I can not do that from the manage page. How can I change it? The new address would be (the main page is here Thank you. --CristianCantoro (talk) 19:21, 10 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

I was told on #mediawiki that it is not possible to change that parameter so I registered a new consumerv wtosm-dev-server. Can you approve that. Thanks. -- CristianCantoro (talk) 16:17, 11 February 2014 (UTC)Reply
@CristianCantoro: Approved. Sorry about the inconvenience. Adding the ability to customise an existing grant is on our list of enhancements. Thanks! --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 16:54, 11 February 2014 (UTC)Reply


Hi Dan, just to let you know, I added some stuff to SecurePoll/Improvements brainstorming. This, that and the other (talk) 09:19, 24 February 2014 (UTC)Reply


Hell! Oh I sayed thnks. Thnk you.--Shiroikabe (talk) 09:44, 13 April 2014 (UTC)Reply


Hi, I saw you moved Talk:Search. Are you still in the middle of preparing Flow there? How should I continue discussions on the old page? whym (talk) 12:25, 23 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hey Whym! You're correct, we're intending to convert Talk:Search to Flow. You can continue your discussion on Talk:Search/LiquidThreads archive, as we'll continue checking there until Flow is on Talk:Search itself. Thanks! --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 21:16, 23 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
All right, I'll continue on the old page then. Thanks. whym (talk) 01:12, 24 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Do you know about SecurePoll? --Nemo 18:29, 16 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

talk pages on share a fact

Hello, is it wanted, that facts can also be shared from the talk pages?--CennoxX (talk) 17:47, 5 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

@CennoxX: Thanks for the feedback. It's not a use case that we are currently supporting. That said, it's also not something where we felt the need to explicitly spend time adding code to the app to explicitly prevent it. If that's something you feel we should be spending time doing, it would be really nice if you could file a task in Phabricator against the Wikipedia-Android-App project. --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 19:48, 6 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Disruptive moves

Please cleanup after yourself: Special:WhatLinksHere/Search. --Nemo 17:08, 30 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Oh no, I've not fixed ALL the things! How dare I!? :-) --Dan Garry, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:11, 30 April 2015 (UTC)Reply