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A barnstar for you![edit]

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I'd like to thank you for all the hard work you've been putting into submitting patches to the operations/mediawiki-config repository on Gerrit.

It it thanks to your involvement that people from the many Wikimedia projects do not have to wait endlessly for configuration changes to be deployed, and I'd just like to let you know that people appreciate it :-)

I hope that you'll be able to maintain your current level of activity, and continue making requesting configuration changes a pleasant and swift experience.

Again, thanks for your involvement! odder (talk) 18:57, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Aw, thanks! :) Before the config files were in Git, I would come across easy site request bugs that had been sitting there for months with no action, and feel really sorry for the communities whose requests were being ignored.
And of course you've been doing a few too, so it's a team effort :) This, that and the other (talk) 09:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Sie erhalten einen Orden![edit]

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Heiya TTO, thank you for working on the manuals about configuration settings. You made great improvement. I appreciate a lot that you are doing this! Cheers -- [[kgh]] (talk) 17:15, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! In many cases the $wg setting pages were filled with outdated or just plain wrong information, and some settings even lacked documentation entirely. So I thought it would be a useful thing for MediaWiki end users. I'm glad you appreciate it. This, that and the other (talk) 22:18, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
You are welcome. I utterly agree with you and this is why I very much appreciate you work. I am only doing this occasionally in case a manual is really messed up. :| I even changed the skin to be able to award the barnstar. Forgot about changing the user language though. However, it took my some "trouble" to award so you can imagine it's value. Cheers and keep on "fighting"! :) --[[kgh]] (talk) 09:19, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at[edit]

Hello. I'm sending this to you, because you've been one of the top 50 users of LQT on over the last 360 days,[1] and I wanted to make sure that you'd seen the announcement at Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at There are links in the topic-summary at the top, for other discussions (wikitech-l and Project:Current_issues), and a link to the planned process and timeline (scheduled to begin April 6, with smaller conversions at first). Please do test Flow out at Talk:Sandbox if you haven't tried it recently, and give any feedback/suggestions/requests at that main discussion location. Much thanks, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 00:07, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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A barnstar for all your work for MediaWiki and! :) Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 12:36, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Florian! I tend to focus on relatively unloved areas, like import, interwiki linking, and change tagging, which fly under the radar of most people. So I don't expect any thanks for my work, but when it does come I really appreciate it. I should also say that your work on MediaWiki hasn't gone unnoticed, so let me take the opportunity to thank you for your contributions to the project. This, that and the other (talk) 00:57, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

MediaWiki checkout[edit]

See [2]. By the way, that full MediaWiki checkout, without any garbage collecting, is only some 7 GB. If one doesn't have bandwidth or CPU problems, it's not that hard to keep such a checkout locally. Nemo 14:58, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You are a great mentor and, as I said at some point, "you're the Global Mentor", you are a great mentor even if that's not your responsibility. Also, apart from your mentoring skills, you are also a great programmer and I am still WOW about how fast you find things with GIT GREP. Thank you! Barbu110 (talk) 09:25, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Phabricator search[edit]

Thanks for adding phabricator:T75854 to phabricator:T135327! Probably the single biggest regression from bugzilla. Nemo 13:10, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Nemo_bis: Yes, I don't hold out much hope of it getting looked at though, given the tight timeframe and lack of clarity on what actually needs to be done. At the very least, it's now on a wishlist that might get revisited some time in the future when the WMF is prepared to do a bit more Phunding. This, that and the other (talk) 13:14, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Let's hope so, although I'd rather hope the #Phabricator and #Phabricator-Upstream structural triaging to be made functional. We'll see. Nemo 13:52, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Multilingual wikis translation[edit]

Hello, per phabricator:T69223#2501120 it seems that your comment was interpreted as an opposition to having T37489 fixed on Meta-Wiki, WMBE wiki and the other wikis using the Translate extension. It would be nice to clarify that you have no objections to using Special:PageLanguage to satisfy our translators' longstanding desire, since the feature works for them. Nemo 08:27, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, yes, I'm not sure what is going on there, to be honest. I'll try to add a comment that clarifies my position. This, that and the other (talk) 08:56, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Re: phabricator:T130901#2510757[edit]

Oh wow, I finally see it. I must've read those two strings ten times and not caught "bog" instead of "bot". Perhaps related to word shapes and the line wrapping, who knows. Phew. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:51, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Google Code-in 2016[edit]

Are you (still) interested in serving as an admin this year? Students already start asking on IRC, maybe we should create a placeholder. I only find a mention at phabricator:T142355 for now but I guess Andre is available for the basics. :) Nemo 20:07, 29 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi! What's up? Are you gonna be part of GCI this year? I'd like to collaborate again :D

@Barbu110: Hi Victor! Great to hear from you again. I've listed myself as a mentor for 2016 GCI, but I'm not sure how many tasks I'm going to able to come up with this time...! This, that and the other (talk) 01:26, 2 November 2016 (UTC)


I deliberately shortened the deprecated and removed parameters so that they'd be more readable...or at least I thought they were. I find the verbose wording to be too much of an eyesore. Also, I think the way you have it now, the removed display makes it look like it was present in one more version than it actually was, then contradicts itself (e.g., 1.17-1.21 (Removed in 1.21)). If you want to stick with the verbose wording, I'd suggest reverting to the version before I introduced the changes, then tweak the colours and what not from there. Robin Hood  (talk) 17:40, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

@RobinHood70: The reason for my change was twofold: (a) that the "deprecated" and "removed" information was not being shown at all unless "version" was specified, and (b) version markers like "1.10-1.28+" are impossible to interpret. The verbose wording seems better, because otherwise it is very easy to miss the deprecation or removal of a parameter. I'm aware of the deficiency that you point out, so there is more work to do, but I hope you will understand that there were some shortcomings in what was there before as well. This, that and the other (talk) 23:55, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I realized after posting that that the version being missing would be a problem. I suppose you're right about the version numbering as well. It's clear enough if you know what it means in advance, but someone who doesn't wouldn't be able to interpret it. I'll give it some thought and see if I can come up with something better, or if you come up with something better, let me know. Robin Hood  (talk) 02:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)