User talk:Mvolz (WMF)

Latest comment: 2 years ago by VIGNERON en résidence in topic Wikidata in Citoid

GCI task descriptions for TemplateData[edit]


This is Codename Lisa again (also see en:User:Codename Lisa). Sorry for the four-days delay; I've been sent on a mission on a short notice. (Actually, I've placed a tag on top of my English Wikipedia user talk page; but these long absences happen far and few.) Anyway, without further ado, here are the GCI task descriptions for TemplateData.

When you reviewed them please let me know if you have any idea to where it is best for the students to report in. It needs to be talk page capable of reciprocating answers.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 11:00, 12 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi again.
Here is another task. Hopefully, this will tell me whether it is safe to come up with certain others that I have in mind or not.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 01:04, 15 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

The Technical Barnstar
Thank you so much for your help (and patience) with getting Citoid enabled on the Welsh Wicipedia! There isn't a place to say thank you on Phabricator, but I thought it was important to say just how much your efforts are appreciated. I was unsure of what I was doing, so your help made a huge difference. Richard Nevell (talk) 11:17, 10 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reuse of references from statements in Wikidata in content at Wikipedia[edit]

Found phab:T199197, but that is more or less the closest I get. Is there any activity on reusing references from statements in Wikidata in content at Wikipedia? That is make them show up in the “re-use” tab in teh VisualEditor Cite-dialog. Jeblad (talk) 18:47, 30 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would this be pulling citations from statements that appear in a wikidata infobox or similar template that's included in the page? Not that I know of. Mvolz (WMF) (talk) 10:58, 18 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Getting Started with the TemplateData Extension[edit]

Hello Mvolz, I am Ndubuisi, a Student Software Developer interested in knowing more about the Wikimedia Development Stack through Open Source Contributions. I came across discussions phabricator on some improvements for the template. I have set up the extension on my mediawiki install

Template data extension enabled screenshot

I need some clarifications though

Please, What does the Template Data Extension do? I have seen explanation the extension page but they are not simple enough

Also how do I start using this extension in my local mediawiki install?

I really want to start contributing to this extension, and understanding the problems it solves and how to use it will help me get started


@Prondubuisi: Hi! Sorry, that task really didn't have enough information! I've updated the phabricator task with more details. I hope that helps, feel free to ask any additional questions on the task! Please note though that the task only has one mentor at present (me), and it would need two to go ahead, so I'm not sure it will be available for this round of GSoC/Outreachy. Although, if it really appeals to you, you can try commenting on the phabricator task that you're interested, and that might make it easier to find an additional mentor! Mvolz (WMF) (talk) 10:35, 30 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mvolz: Thanks for the prompt response. I don't really mind if it doesn't make it to GSoC, I just want to get my hands dirty with Wikimedia core, extensions, skins et all. I will be following up on Phabricator, thanks.

Syncing the Zotero translators to Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, Apologies if this is not the best location to request, I wonder if you would be able to assist in getting the latest Zotero translators synced from the Zotero repository to mediawiki-services-zotero-translators. It looks like this hasn't happened for a while. I recently got a Bangkok Post translator merged on Zotero (PR #2234 on which would be quite useful in some Thailand articles I am working on. I would try to do this myself but I'm not very familiar with Phabricator/Gerrit and don't want to mess anything up. Thanks! Matthewmayer (talk) 12:51, 13 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries, that's fine! It's a bit ad hoc. I've submitted a PR to update the translators here: Cheers, Mvolz (WMF) (talk) 10:32, 24 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nodejs version for citoid[edit]

Helloǃ While following the instructions from the Citoid page, I discovered that the npm install step for citoid does not work with my current node installation. I'm using the 12.20 version from nodesource PPA on Ubuntu 20.04 and I get errors like

gyp ERR! command "/usr/bin/node" "/usr/lib/node_modules/npm/node_modules/node-gyp/bin/node-gyp.js" "rebuild"
gyp ERR! cwd /home/giuseppe/citoid/citoid/node_modules/heapdump
gyp ERR! node -v v12.20.1
gyp ERR! node-gyp -v v5.1.0
gyp ERR! not ok 

While instead this step on a ubuntu docker instance with nodejs from standard repo (v10.19), it works fine. Do you have any suggestion on how to overcome this issue without changing the installed version of node? Thanksǃ Baruneju (talk) 16:34, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikidata in Citoid[edit]


First, are you still working on Citoid? (if not, you may discard this message, sorry).

And is there a task for use of Wikidata data in Citoid? (I found a lot of tasks but most are for the integration Citoid in Wikidata but here, I'm talking about the other way round). I(ve just created a Wikidata item (d:Q108369181) and use it in a frwiki article via Citoid (fr:Arthème de Clermont) and I would have quite a few comments and suggestion of improvment (some are probably easy fix - like taking into account the time precision -, some may not...).

In a nutshell: where would it be best for me to leave comment about re-use of Wikidata data in Citoid?

Cheers, VIGNERON en résidence (talk) 15:28, 2 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]