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Dear Isarra, Welcome to MediaWiki.org!

Yes, welcome! This site is dedicated to documenting the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site useful documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks, and regards, Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:45, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Whoo! -— Isarra 22:51, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

unknown symbol[edit]

Hello, I like your picture. What codepage (language) should I install to see this symbol on my computer (if u no)? Нирваньчик (talk) 14:10, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, that's tibetan, bo. Took some searching before I found some fonts for that one myself, now that you mention it. -— Isarra 15:30, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

"No policy survives contact with users"[edit]

Yeah, and not all users survive contact with policy. By the way, when are we supposed to use, or refrain from using, PHP closing tags? I assume that refers to the ?>, right? I tried to search for it: https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?search=closing+tags&title=Special%3ASearch That didn't work out too well. Leucosticte (talk) 08:14, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

According to the coding conventions, 'When working in a pure PHP environment, remove any trailing ?> tags.' So I guess that means we should refrain, something about... something. I take it you saw the (Added PHP closing tag) tag on the revisions themselves, though? The filter's regex was probably just catching on the... whatever that is in the choice template thing; I wouldn't worry about it. -— Isarra 15:29, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Outreach Program for Women endorsements (proposed project)[edit]

I'm a woman. -— Isarra 01:39, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Isarra is indeed a woman. She also has some good ideas, and would benefit greatly from the chance to work with an experienced mentor. —Emufarmers(T|C) 03:49, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations! You got a MediaWiki Outreach Program for Women internship. We wish you a happy landing and the best luck in your project. Qgil (talk) 20:32, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Whee. Thanks. -— Isarra 03:18, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Note to self[edit]

MWA needs stuff:

  • Add note in <nologin> about option to log in with the target wiki's credentials (clarity for users, and also to deal with privacy concerns, etc)
  • qqx is relatively new; won't be supported on older target wikis - wafflelanguage it is?
  • Class should be moved to class file
  • Option whether or not to import watchlist and crap, or just preferences
  • Figure out what the hell the thing actually does and document it
  • Add/find a bloody hook in core to avoid having to use patches on specialuserlogin, which is annoying
  • Formatting and crap for translation updates, assuming the twn folks aren't too stubborn to take up things after having previously rejected them...

Maybe if I put this here I'll actually see it later. I sort of use this wiki. It's sort of relevant. There's sort of a chance this could happen. -— Isarra 22:42, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Scary monsters[edit]

Test. --Orcaen solns (talk) 00:13, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Testing for Echo[edit]

You should be getting a notification now.--Jorm (WMF) (talk) 22:44, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Grand plot to overthrow Bugzilla[edit]

Grand plot to overthrow Bugzilla is wonderful and you're wonderful. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 18:17, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Jack Phoenix is wonderful. Also I really need to install font support for my signature one of these days... -— Isarra 23:07, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
By the way, Extension:IssueTracker looks kinda promising. Whatever issue tracker we use should probably be a MediaWiki special page extension. Leucosticte (talk) 08:52, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

How to keep CategoryTree stayed opened after going back?[edit]

When I am going down in one category and subcategories (depth 5-6), after

loading the specified category and then hitting the "back" button on the

browser , the category tree is folded again. Is there any chance the tree stays

opened? Please reply ASAP... How to keep nodes expaneded even after

clicking back button in browser.Any code changes to be done in Categorytree

extension? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Satyamcompany (talkcontribs)

I have absolutely no idea. -— Isarra 00:57, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

The future of skins[edit]

Hi.

An rfc on the future of skins is open here:

Please consider participating. Thanks. :-)

--Gryllida 04:31, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Please provide feedback on suggested improvements to the Code of Conduct[edit]

Thanks to everyone who’s helped work on the Code of Conduct so far.

People have brought up issues they feel were missed when working on "Unacceptable behavior" and "Report a problem". Consultants have also suggested changes in these same sections.

These are important sections, so please take a look at the proposed changes. I apologize that this feedback arrived later than planned, but I think this will create a better document.

If you prefer to give your opinion privately, feedback via e-mail is welcome at conduct-discussion@wikimedia.org.

Thanks. Mattflaschen-WMF via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:18, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Feedback about Timeless[edit]

Hello Isarra !
Thanks again for your work on Timeless !
As you know the skin was deployed yesterday as a beta feature on French Wikipedia.
The community was happy to discover this novelty. Following the announcement, lots of users have made different remarks, in French. [1] Note that a few of them only concern our website, and its templates and css.
Do you want me to translate everything in one part ? that I create a separate phabricator tasks for each of them, and let you close them individually if they look invalid to you ? --Framawiki (talk) 20:51, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Ping :) --Framawiki (talk) 18:18, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
Agh, yes, hi, I'm sorry, I'm way too swamped and lost this in my sea of tabs. If you can just file all the tasks, that would be great - I'll go through them all when I have a chance, but that way anyone else can also poke at it pretty easily too. -— Isarra 19:35, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I'll do it :) --Framawiki (talk) 15:16, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. -— Isarra 21:11, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Bravo![edit]

I've been running Timeless on my personal wikis for a while and have switched my enwiki skin to it! It's great! Looks good, and you've done a good job. I'm super happy about it.--Jorm (talk) 22:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jorm: Oh, cool! I'm really glad you like it, and yeah, this is a hell of a milestone, having it rolled out to all the projects here. It's not even anywhere near done, either - so much left to implement from the original Winter stuff, and especially all the feedback we've been getting now. -— Isarra 20:48, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Adding infoboxes to Timeless right-side whitespace?[edit]

Hi, I am working on some custom infoboxes and sidebars for a wiki and I'm looking to have them sit in Timeless' whitespace outside of the content area itself, above the categories. What div class should I have them in to be accomplish that? --Dragonshardz (talk) 22:21, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

@Dragonshardz: Oooo, voodoo. Cool. What exactly are you working with to do this? (onwiki css, js gadget, extension, etc?) I'm not entirely sure I understand your question/expectations without more context. -— Isarra 23:12, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Isarra: - And months later, I resurface. At the moment, onwiki CSS, but anything could work. Basically, what I want to be able to do is have infoboxes, sidebars, and even the TOC sit to the right of the center "column" where all the article text is. Basically, this: https://i.imgur.com/OWHRA6f.png
Being able to throw code into an template built with divs which causes the resulting box to sit in the same region where the page tools, in other languages, categories, etc. are and push them downwards. At the moment all I know for sure I have to work with is CSS, but I'm not inherently opposed to JavaScript gadgets or any other solution that would make this possible. --Dragonshardz (talk) 06:51, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
@Dragonshardz: Okay, so if you're doing a gadget, you'll probably want to use js to, er, move the div out of the content container and into the sidebar (#mw-related-navigation) in the DOM, and add the relevant class(es) (.sidebar-chunk) so it's styled with those styles, (both of these should be very simple with jquery, so if you're not familiar, just look that up) and then add whatever custom css you want to finish the styles after that. -— Isarra 17:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Filed a task for this in general, as I've seen similar come up a few times. -— Isarra 22:41, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Timeless: Non-sticky Search?[edit]

On enwiki (and here),the search box is no longer staying put on Timeless. The colored bars are, however. A change?--Jorm (talk) 00:02, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

@Jorm: You mean when you scroll down, it's no longer fixed? Sounds broken, but I can't reproduce. When exactly did this start? -— Isarra 03:21, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Today. I haven't tried to do any investigation, though.--Jorm (talk) 04:39, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Hrm. This may be a Chrome thing, as it's happening on a wiki I manage (that I haven't updated) as well.--Jorm (talk) 05:38, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Jorm: Yeah, I can't seem to replicate this on any chrome on linux (I was a bit out of date, so I updated and tried the beta/dev channels, too).
I might note that the header does not appear to be fixed at all at mobile resolutions, but what you described about the colour bars still sticking sounds rather different from that, anyhow. -— Isarra 18:55, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Isarra: So I did a bit more investigation. Here is the behavior I see and what I've gathered so far from the inspector:
  • Upon scrolling up, there's a delay point (when .mw-content-container breaks the upper viewport bounds) and at that point .mw-header-container disappears but .mw-header-hack remains. The rest of the page (.mw-content-container) is visible through the box.
  • Hovering over where the logo is (#p-logo-text), the cursor goes "hot" and the link works (clicking brings you to the home page)
  • Hovering over the Username link (#personal) causes the header to reappear and the menu to form. The menu can be interacted with but hovering off that or the username causes it all to disappear again.
  • It appears that all elements in the header work. It gets the typing cursor when over the searchbox, for instance, and clicking in you can type (but you can't see what you're typing); hitting return executes the search.
  • The Echo buttons are operative as well, and clicking them opens their menus but it does not show the bar again.
  • Does not happen in Firefox.
  • Does not happen in Chrome Version 66.0.3359.139 (Official Build) (64-bit)
  • Does happen in Chrome Version 67.0.3396.30 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)
I thought maybe it was a z-index issue but it isn't. It feels like an opacity issue, but I'm not seeing any css that would affect it.
My thoughts that it was a chrome beta thing still hold water, but it looks like this release was on the 27th. Mine apparently updated on the first:
bharris@zombieland /Applications $ ls -l | grep Goog
drwxrwxr-x@  3 bharris  admin   96 May  1 13:55 Google Chrome.app
I'm gonna keep poking at it and I'll let you know what I discover.--Jorm (talk) 19:23, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Jorm: Man, that is just strange. I tried the same version but everything seemed normal, but this really does sound like it's chrome... have you tried the dev build to see if it's still happening there?
Honestly they're all so weirdly buggy I wouldn't be surprised if it's just picking up more problems as it goes, though. I had to quit using timeless entirely when I switched to chrome as my main browser because the clipboard completely quit working in it. That at least is on my todo list to fix since I think I know what particular rule chrome is flipping out at there, but ugh. -— Isarra 13:33, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Are you not maintaining it anymore?--Jorm (talk) 03:52, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
@Jorm: As much as I can in my spare time. That's why I've been requesting funding to work on all this properly, because there's not much of that to begin with, and I also have other projects that are just as interesting competing for my attention.
Since specifically with my bug the fix is pretty much to rewrite how the entire layout works to accommodate a single browser, 'ugh'. And yours? I can't even reproduce. While I do recommend filing a task in case someone else can figure it out, there's not a whole lot I can do. -— Isarra 13:25, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Timeless Newsletter • Issue 2[edit]

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The second issue of the Timeless newsletter is out.

The news: Themes are coming to Timeless! Your infobox and navbox templates in particular are probably going to look absolutely horrible in the new built-in night mode.


For more information, background, plans and progress updates, please see the full issue on Meta, complete with a ridiculous list of phabricator task links, gratuitous mention of other skins, and me complaining about the current state of MediaWiki skinning in general.

-— Isarra 01:48, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

FECK. -— Isarra 17:28, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Timeless Newsletter • Issue 3[edit]

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Newsletter • December 2018

Welcome to the third issue of the Timeless newsletter, complete with a somewhat dubious explanation of where I've been all this time.

Somewhat dubious explanation of where I've been all this time:

I suffered a rather bad concussion in October, which knocked me pretty much completely out of commission through November, and I'm still recovering even now. One person = bus factor of one, even though it wasn't actually a bus but a very short flight of stairs.

Updates:

  • Random bugs have been fixed. More bugs have been found. For a full list of horrors, see the workboard.
  • Implementing themes (T131991: the dark/night mode and winter variants of the skin) has proven far more complicated than initially thought, lacking either the extension, or preferably, some core support for this functionality. Thus:
    • I have submitted a Request for Comment proposing to merge Extension:Theme into core - this will enable skins to specify style variants as distinct options for users to select in their preferences by letting the skin specify the styles separately for each, a much neater way of implementing this than some of the existing hacks.
    • Jack Phoenix has already submitted a patch to do this. We simply need the buy-in and consensus to merge it, and to resolve whatever issues may arise from this wider review.

Comments on the RfC (MediaWiki wiki RfC page, task) or bugs, or further reports, are always appreciated.

Until next time, hopefully with no further injuries,

-— Isarra 22:35, 20 December 2018 (UTC)