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Summary by SamanthaNguyen

Put any further questions on Talk:Design/WikiFont

SamanthaNguyen (talkcontribs)

Thanks for telling me, I actually didn't know that. :)

Since she's not active anymore, is it okay if I request to move the GitHub repo to Git / Phabricator (along with requesting to have a Phab tag for it), or does it have to go through some other WMF designers first such as you?

SamanthaNguyen (talkcontribs)

Ah woops I apologize, I forgot about the part of putting questions on the talk page! I'll close this

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This is a test.

Why didn't this reproduce my error?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)


Manal allali (talkcontribs)
Polentarion (talkcontribs)

German input see ;)

Idriss baladi (talkcontribs)


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Manal allali (talkcontribs)
وسام اللطافة
je t'aime
Idriss baladi (talkcontribs)


Idriss baladi (talkcontribs)


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Davey2010 (talkcontribs)

Hi Quiddity, Hope all's well,

The talkpage page jumped and I've ended up marking Talk:Echo (Notifications) as resolved, I think I've fixed it but I have absolutely no idea so could you check please ?,

I'm really sorry!, Thanks, ~~~~

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

No problem! Yup, you fixed it, all is well. I'm glad you were looking at it, and feedback is welcome. :-)

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

On the first day of Christmas,

Your teammate gave to thee

A complaint about pings for thee.

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That's phab:T72123.

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

What's going on with quotations marks in Flow titles? I posted a new thread at Talk:Phabricator/Help, and the straight single quotation mark was percent-encoded upon saving. When I refreshed, it displayed correctly. Is this a known bug?

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Not a known bug. Please file, if you can still reproduce.

I tried to reproduce at Topic:Sv06400aub9lyi0w but all 4 types display the same after refresh, and without any percent encoding.

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Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)

Can someone transwiki the page metawikimedia:Help:Transwiki to Help:Transwiki and any other helpful pages discussing the Wikimedia transwiki protocol to the MediaWiki wiki? Thanks! Please move this post to an appropriate discussion page if necessary, I was not sure where to post it on the MediaWiki site. Nicole Sharp (talk) 02:19, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I've added a softredirect to that meta page. AFAIK, a single location is preferred, so that translators don't have to do the work twice, and to prevent slow content-divergences. Also, the meta location is preferred for most wikimedia-specific documentation, whereas is for documentation that applies to all re-users of the MediaWiki software. (Though inconsistently, because there are ambiguous areas and edge-cases, plus not everyone agrees. There are various proposals/ideas for fixing (or at least improving) this situation in the long-term.)

Also, just in case, you might also be looking for M:Help:Import.


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Alsee (talkcontribs)

I wanted to thank you for adding a 'Discussion moving to' summary link to the closed discussion. It is greatly appreciated.

P.S. I ran into a Unable to parse content due to a Parsoid failure while writing to you. I then started testing to replicate the problem, and I accidentally clicked save on a test post. Flow won't let me actually delete my botched save (I pointed out the no-delete design flaw before). So I edited this undeleteable post, and edited the "test" title, to turn it back into my original message.

Alsee (talkcontribs)

I spent quite a while testing, but I couldn't figure out exactly what I did to trigger the Unable to parse content due to a Parsoid failure error. I'll give you as much of a report as I can. It started out with this text:

I wanted to thank you for adding a 'Discussion moving to' summary link to the closed discussion. It is ''greatly appreciated.

Note the '' before the word greatly, where I tried to add italics in visual mode. I then switched to Wiki mode, and I thought it odd that Flow put the nowiki tag starting at the apostrophy before the word Discussion. So I made a randomish edit... no clear plan in mind.... I don't recall exactly what I did.... it's possible I left an un-paired nowiki tag. I just wanted to see what Flow would do when I flipped back and forth between Visual and Wiki modes. Each time I flipped to visual and back, Flow re-wrote it differently each time. Flow was applying an unstable round-trip transformation. After about 4 round trips it crapped out with Unable to parse content due to a Parsoid failure.

It's a serious design flaw that Flow constantly translates and translates the content, with no underlying "fixed reality". This is why it keeps mangling stuff. With Talk pages, wikitext is the fixed reality, and it simply gets rendered.

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for these notes, and the new topic at Talk:Collaboration/Workflows. I'm going to be away for the next few days, but will get back to it a.s.a.p.

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