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MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

Welcome to the first newsletter for the new Growth team!  

The Growth Team's objective is to work on software changes that help retain new contributors in mid-size Wikimedia projects. We will be starting with Wikipedias, but we hope these changes will benefit every community.

8 ideas we consider: tell us what you think about them!

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Aquatech (talkcontribs)

Hello. Today I noticed that one year ago you have moved the page Multimedia/Media Viewer to Reading/Multimedia/Media Viewer. The same action hasn't happened for the translated subpages like Multimedia/Media Viewer/it or Multimedia/Media Viewer/es and all the others languages. Now they don't appear in the box at the top of the page Reading/Multimedia/Media Viewer and somebody could think that no translation exists and start a new one in his language. Furthermore, I think that the old subpages aren't linked any more to the primary page and can't follow its updates.

I'm worried that this situation could has happed to other pages: talking about Media Viewer, I noticed the same thing (in Meta-Wiki) with the page Community Engagement (Product)/Media Viewer consultation, moved to Community Liaisons/Media Viewer consultation.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hmm, yes, it looks like Translate's special page move handler didn't kick in? That feels like a bug. Will investigate.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

OK, so, thanks to a colleague we've identified a few things:

  • This is a known bug, T114592
  • It's very irritating.
  • There's no sane fix. I can't move the page back (because it's translatable), so clashes with the subpages; I can't move the subpages over (because I'd be moving them into the translatable world).

Sorry. :-(

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

OK, I've now re-made Reading/Multimedia/Media Viewer/it via the Translation tool (the "memory" feature already had the text fully). I'll do the same for de, ru, es, fr, ja and pt-br. Fun. :-(

Marking "MediaWiki 1.31" for translation

Ochaochaocha3 (talkcontribs)

Hello. Could you please mark the recent revision of MediaWiki 1.31 for translation? I'm translating it into Japanese, but I can translate only a small part of the page because translate tags in the marked revision don't contain the whole text.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done, though it's quite messy. :-(

Ochaochaocha3 (talkcontribs)

Hello. Could you please do this again? This page seemed to be stable, so I added translate tags to all list items.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)


Reorganizing the 2017 WikiEditor Workboard at the Phabricator

George Ho (talkcontribs)

Hello again. Should I create a task requesting reorganization of the 2017 WikiEditor Workboard at the Phabricator? There are 100+ tasks in the Backlog column and no other columns at the moment.

Deskana (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @George Ho. That workboard isn't actually used for anything; all the work for the 2017 Wikitext Editor workboard is tracked inside the VisualEditor and VisualEditor (Current work) projects. I should probably turn the workboard off.

George Ho (talkcontribs)

What do you mean "turn the workboard off", @Deskana (WMF):? Do you mean merging the tasks into the "VisualEditor" project? If so, the VisualEditor Workboard is filled with too many tasks. Merging two Projects into one would need more reorganization; otherwise, how else can the 2017 WE be tracked? If not, what else do you mean?

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Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)


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Zoranzoki21 (talkcontribs)

Can you accept my task for flow to I can do next what I want or I have to wait for prtksxna or Yana

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't have GCI access, sorry, I think you have to wait for them. :-(

Zoranzoki21 (talkcontribs)

Ok, no problem. They will deploy 100% because is merged.

Thank you!

how to sign on wikimedia foundation

Ghetto Gal (talkcontribs)

I try sign on wikimedia foundation but it not working

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Non-binary current edit

Summary by Jdforrester (WMF)

Interesting idea; let's follow-up on Phabricator!

Kjerish (talkcontribs)

Instead of a user edit being either current or not current, what if there was an indicator on the contribution page that indicated how many bytes have changed since an edit? Would that have an effect on performance? That would be very useful, and interesting to see the numbers get larger as you scroll back!

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the picture. You're not looking for the number of bytes changed by that edit; you're looking for the net number of bytes changed since that edit – which could mean processing a very short list of subsequent edits, or, in some cases, could mean processing thousands of edits. There is some potential for significant performance issues in the latter.

Jdforrester might have different advice, but my suggestion to you is to write up a description of what you want to see on phab:. How to report a bug explains how to do it. You might additionally make a note on your calendar to look for the next m:Community wishlist survey, which should start in ~10 months. You could suggest this idea there, too.

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Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)

Hello, happy New year ))) I have 2 accounts. I scored a password - user:Bari srtik, one of the stewards said that can help system administrators. On the personal page of Bari srtik, it is written that this is my page. Please help me...Ankax Hayastan (talk) 10:10, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

WhatamIdoing (talkcontribs)

What is the practical problem? If you don't want to use two accounts, then simply stop using the second account. (Some people want two accounts. For example, they use one account on their own computers, and another when they visit an internet café.)

Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)

You did not understand me

Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)

I want to use my second account. But I don't remember the password. I want to get a new password, but I haven't used email.

Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)

I want to use my two accounts

Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)

I am don't good speak English.

WhatamIdoing (talkcontribs)

Without an e-mail address, password resets are almost impossible. Unless a system administrator has met you in person, or knew that you had both accounts before the password is lost, then it cannot be done.

User:Yurik could probably explain this.

Alsee (talkcontribs)

I noticed this thread because I had this page watchlisted from an old discussion.

Userpage m:User:Bari_srtik has not been edited by anyone except the owner (history link). The account has no contributions outside it's own userpage and usertalk page (contrib link). The user page says:

Hello, I am Bari srtik (nickname), and I am volunteer in wiki projects. My first user's page - Ankax Hayastan (6AND5).

The grammar is odd, but the meaning is clear. I have no idea what the (6AND5) part is about, but assuming there are no other accounts resembling "Ankax Hayastan" then it seems reasonable to reset Bari_srtik to it's asserted owner. However I couldn't find an explicit policy on reset requests.

Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)
Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)
Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)

On the personal page of the second account says that my account.

Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)
Ankax Hayastan (talkcontribs)
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