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Fri, Jul 31

Dmehus added a comment to T5968: Page previews and Reference Previews are completely broken.

I don't have anything to add, really, to this task, but noticed it with interest. As a workaround to this, I've been using the Navigation Popups gadget (on Meta), and recently got it working on Public Test Wiki (was missing a few configuration files). So, other than for previews of special pages, it will show previews of pages when you hover the links in any namespace. It isn't a particularly difficult gadget to set up, either. If you have the Reference Previews enabled, though, I know English Wikipedia does advise disabling that as it conflicts with the Navigation Popups gadget.

Fri, Jul 31, 14:48 · Extensions
Dmehus added a comment to T5986: Mass deletion of pages with the "Thread:" prefix on Real Life Villains Wiki.

@Andrewbdfe seems to have reverted his namespace change, per the log entries from the **ManageWiki log** on his wiki:

Fri, Jul 31, 14:43 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.

@RhinosF1 Okay, thanks for volunteering. Are you just going to write a quick script to mass patrol the revisions within the given time parameters (on Meta)?

Fri, Jul 31, 01:43 · MediaWiki

Thu, Jul 30

Dmehus added a comment to T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.

@John Well, many Mirahezians don't really understand how patrolled revisions even work, so they likely aren't aware this is even a problem. They may not even be patrolling revisions.

Thu, Jul 30, 20:40 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5709: Extension:PageTriage (PageCuration / PageCuration Tool).

@Reception123 When was this added? Nevertheless, I was searching by its common name of Page Curation or PageCuration (as on English Wikipedia where it is chiefly, or exclusively, used, rather than its official name on MediaWiki.org. Either name is fine, but am just so used to calling it by its common name.

Thu, Jul 30, 20:19 · MediaWiki
Dmehus reopened T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis as "Open".

@John, since this was related to a reported system incident, I think we should still try and resolve this. @RhinosF1 had another idea, aside from my idea to manually patrol all revisions to a specific date, that was discussed on Discord, but can't remember the gist of the idea. Could we explore that idea, or, failing that, run either a seven day community discussion on the community noticeboard or a thirty day RfC to build community support for doing this?

Thu, Jul 30, 20:14 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5905: Infinite loop when expanding hidden categories on Miraheze wikis.

@Reception123 Did I add `HIDDENCAT`` to `[[Category:Hidden categories]]`, on **//both//** wikis? Looking at the [[Category:Miraheze]] top-level category on Meta, the problem does seem to be resolved; haven't confirmed with Public Test Wiki, but will check later and take your word for it. Apologies for my error, if it was me, though, in fairness, I did see `__HIDDENCAT__`` added to other system hidden categories on those wikis. Good to know it was a user error and not a Miraheze-specific configuration issue. :P

Thu, Jul 30, 20:10 · MediaWiki

Wed, Jul 29

Dmehus added a comment to T5986: Mass deletion of pages with the "Thread:" prefix on Real Life Villains Wiki.

@RhinosF1 My concern is that the user doesn't realize he's made a mess of things, and may need a system administrator to just intervene. He originally requested deletion of the pages, and with him having done the mass conversion, albeit malformed one, of the extension's namespace, that should be confirmation enough for you to revert his ManageWiki settings change, I think, and delete the pages properly. I'm just concerned because of all the configuration problems on that wiki. Can you either (a) follow up with him and get explicit confirmation to revert his ManageWiki settings change and mass delete the pages prefixed by Thread: or (b) revert his ManageWiki settings change and mass delete the pages prefixed by Thread://, taking his ManageWiki settings change as an implicit// confirmation? Given the configuration problem with Special:Log, this needs rectification, and shouldn't be left even if the user thinks everything is A-OK.

Wed, Jul 29, 19:57 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5986: Mass deletion of pages with the "Thread:" prefix on Real Life Villains Wiki.

The user followed up by saying they modified, or created, a namespace, and thinks they've deleted the pages. However, I don't think that's what happened. You can see their modification here, but there's no record in the deletion or move logs of those pages having been either (a) deleted or (b) moved. While the pages no longer show up in Special:AllPages, if you try visiting one of the thread pages (not the corresponding talk page for the thread page), you get a bad title error (likely owing to the conflict with the newly-created namespace). As is somewhat expected, the user didn't read, completely, everything I wrote, and rushed into trying to create or modify a new namespace.

Wed, Jul 29, 19:49 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5709: Extension:PageTriage (PageCuration / PageCuration Tool).

I forgot I suggested enabling this on Meta...is this even available in Special:ManageWiki/extensions yet? It's on the GitHub list of enabled extensions, but I don't see it. Supposedly, that GitHub list is the most up-to-date list of enabled extensions, but I've seen extensions in that list that aren't in Special:ManageWiki/extensions. Nevertheless, I will try and post a community discussion for formality purposes, stating this extension can be enabled after seven (7) calendar days based on the arguments presented (if any) or, seeing no responses, taken as no opposition.

Wed, Jul 29, 19:24 · MediaWiki
Dmehus triaged T5986: Mass deletion of pages with the "Thread:" prefix on Real Life Villains Wiki as Normal priority.
Wed, Jul 29, 19:20 · MediaWiki

Fri, Jul 24

Dmehus added a comment to T5940: Problem with previously-autopatrolled revisions of administrators or autopatrollers become unpatrolled upon losing that status.

@RhinosF1 and @Reception123, do we know this problem occurs on non-Miraheze wikis, though? English Wikipedia automatically marks all the revisions, other than new pages, of autoconfirmed users as patrolled, so we won't be able to check that there. A good place to potentially check on this might be Wikimedia's Meta Wiki, if we know any former administrators who no longer have `autopatrolled``` status.

Fri, Jul 24, 05:49 · Upstream, MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.

@RhinosF1 Yeah, it's probably my second choice, but I'd support us mass marking all unpatrolled revisions on the affected wikis up to the point of the redis-server incident as patrolled. It's better than leaving them unpatrolled, and no one wants to manually repatrol years worth of old revisions.

Fri, Jul 24, 05:45 · MediaWiki

Mon, Jul 20

Dmehus added a comment to T5942: Miraheze Phabricator not remembering login session.

@John, have you tried logging in with your GitHub account? Also, @Lakelimbo reported on Discord having the same problem with being unable to stay logged in.

Mon, Jul 20, 21:25 · Phabricator
Dmehus set IRC Nickname to dmehus on Dmehus.
Mon, Jul 20, 19:39
Dmehus added a comment to T5940: Problem with previously-autopatrolled revisions of administrators or autopatrollers become unpatrolled upon losing that status.

@AmandaCath I wasn't sure whether it was a MediaWiki bug (or rather, Miraheze's deployed version of MediaWiki) or a problem with an extension (i.e., FlaggedRevs, but I think that's the extension that Wikipedia uses for Special:PendingChanges and is commonly not installed on most wikis, right?).

Mon, Jul 20, 19:19 · Upstream, MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.

Replying to @RhinosF1's question on Phabricator, to update everyone here of our Discord conversation...I'm going to manually check a handful of the wikis affected to see if it affects more than just Meta. Just need @Paladox to re-open Paste P332.

Mon, Jul 20, 17:54 · MediaWiki
Dmehus updated the task description for T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.
Mon, Jul 20, 17:37 · MediaWiki
Dmehus updated the task description for T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.
Mon, Jul 20, 17:37 · MediaWiki
Dmehus updated the task description for T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.
Mon, Jul 20, 17:36 · MediaWiki
Dmehus updated the task description for T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis.
Mon, Jul 20, 17:34 · MediaWiki
Dmehus triaged T5943: Problem with Previously Manually Patrolled Revisions Now Unpatrolled across WIkis as High priority.
Mon, Jul 20, 17:33 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5942: Miraheze Phabricator not remembering login session.

@RhinosF1, I can't remember if I created my Miraheze Phabricator account directly, using OAuth and my MediaWiki login, or my GitHub login, but whether I registered with my GitHub login or not, I have been logging in with the "Login with GitHub login" option. I've checked my authorized applications on GitHub and Miraheze Phabricator is not revoked. Not sure if this helps with diagnosing where the configuration problem is or not, but hopefully it will.

Mon, Jul 20, 16:59 · Phabricator
Dmehus triaged T5942: Miraheze Phabricator not remembering login session as Normal priority.
Mon, Jul 20, 16:50 · Phabricator
Dmehus moved T5940: Problem with previously-autopatrolled revisions of administrators or autopatrollers become unpatrolled upon losing that status from Backlog to Deployed Extension Bugs on the Extensions board.
Mon, Jul 20, 16:41 · Upstream, MediaWiki
Dmehus updated the task description for T5940: Problem with previously-autopatrolled revisions of administrators or autopatrollers become unpatrolled upon losing that status.
Mon, Jul 20, 16:41 · Upstream, MediaWiki
Dmehus triaged T5940: Problem with previously-autopatrolled revisions of administrators or autopatrollers become unpatrolled upon losing that status as High priority.
Mon, Jul 20, 16:39 · Upstream, MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5939: Redis is configured to save RDB snapshots, but it is currently not able to persist on disk. Commands that may modify the data set are disabled, because this instance is configured to report errors during writes if RDB snapshotting fails.

Should we document how we resolved this as @Void suggested on Discord? I can partially document, but may need you and @Paladox to fill in certain back-end things I didn't see.

Mon, Jul 20, 15:33 · MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine, Production Error, Site Reliability Engineering
Dmehus added a comment to T5939: Redis is configured to save RDB snapshots, but it is currently not able to persist on disk. Commands that may modify the data set are disabled, because this instance is configured to report errors during writes if RDB snapshotting fails.

This was the specific error message returned when trying to create a wiki:

Mon, Jul 20, 12:55 · MediaWiki, Amanda Catherine, Production Error, Site Reliability Engineering

Thu, Jul 16

Dmehus renamed T5920: Error returned when creating a wiki (request #13225) from Error returned to Error returned when creating a wiki (request #13225).
Thu, Jul 16, 04:29 · CreateWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5920: Error returned when creating a wiki (request #13225).

I know this doesn't follow our normal bug report format, but hopefully there's enough detail in here to trace it down and what, if any, action needs to be taken.

Thu, Jul 16, 04:27 · CreateWiki
Dmehus triaged T5920: Error returned when creating a wiki (request #13225) as Normal priority.
Thu, Jul 16, 04:26 · CreateWiki

Sat, Jul 11

Dmehus added a comment to T5904: Error with switching between VisualEditor and New Wikitext Source Editor in dual tab environment.

@Paladox What web browser are you using, and what are your settings set to in Special:Preferences or Special:GlobalPreferences? It may make a difference whether you've enabled, or disabled, the new wikitext editor in your preferences. Frances Amadar and I can definitely produce this error on multiple wikis.

Sat, Jul 11, 00:20 · Extensions
Dmehus changed the status of T5903: custom domain for dcmultiversewiki from Declined to Resolved.
Sat, Jul 11, 00:17 · Amanda Catherine, Configuration, SSL
Dmehus updated subscribers of T5903: custom domain for dcmultiversewiki.

Minor edit to give props to @Paladox for fixing.

Sat, Jul 11, 00:16 · Amanda Catherine, Configuration, SSL

Fri, Jul 10

Dmehus created T5905: Infinite loop when expanding hidden categories on Miraheze wikis.
Fri, Jul 10, 22:00 · MediaWiki
Dmehus triaged T5904: Error with switching between VisualEditor and New Wikitext Source Editor in dual tab environment as High priority.
Fri, Jul 10, 21:41 · Extensions
Dmehus triaged T5898: Data too long for column error in CreateWiki as Low priority.
Fri, Jul 10, 07:15 · Amanda Catherine, CreateWiki

Jun 30 2020

Dmehus added a comment to T5848: SSL certificate for "www.publictestwiki.com" reports as having expired.

Wait, how do I award that token to @Paladox for his speedy fix? :P

Jun 30 2020, 22:58 · SSL
Dmehus awarded T5848: SSL certificate for "www.publictestwiki.com" reports as having expired a Doubloon token.
Jun 30 2020, 22:57 · SSL
Dmehus updated the task description for T5848: SSL certificate for "www.publictestwiki.com" reports as having expired.
Jun 30 2020, 20:53 · SSL
Dmehus created T5848: SSL certificate for "www.publictestwiki.com" reports as having expired.
Jun 30 2020, 20:52 · SSL
Dmehus added a member for SSL: Dmehus.
Jun 30 2020, 20:42

Jun 22 2020

Dmehus updated subscribers of T5782: [Access Request] RhinosF1 for Mediawiki-Admins.

+1 to this. If he has the time, @RhinosF1 should also run for either Steward or Global Sysop, and give @Void and @The_Pioneer a hand in counter-vandalism and long-term abuse fighting. :P

Jun 22 2020, 20:13 · Site Reliability Engineering

Jun 9 2020

Dmehus created T5722: Wiki deletion request - assistivecybernetics.miraheze.org.
Jun 9 2020, 01:44 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a project to T5720: Wiki deletion request - en.wikireserve.com: MediaWiki.
Jun 9 2020, 01:40 · MediaWiki
Dmehus created T5720: Wiki deletion request - en.wikireserve.com.
Jun 9 2020, 00:43 · MediaWiki

Jun 7 2020

Dmehus added a comment to T5709: Extension:PageTriage (PageCuration / PageCuration Tool).

I was just reading the Extensions page on Meta, and noticed that it said to rely on the GitHub /mediawiki/extensions/ tree as the most up-to-date listing of installed Extensions. There, I saw that PageTriage is listed, so not sure if that means it's installed or in progress, but just thought I'd to this ticket.

Jun 7 2020, 21:44 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5709: Extension:PageTriage (PageCuration / PageCuration Tool).

Interesting...hadn't heard of the FlaggedRevs extension. Yeah, agree that it's similar. FlaggedRevs isn't enabled on Meta, though, is it? Know any wikis it's installed on so I can test that?

I meant the possible issues and WMF's view on it is similar to it not the functionality. FlaggedRevs is what enwp calls Pending Changes.

Jun 7 2020, 15:01 · MediaWiki
Dmehus added a comment to T5709: Extension:PageTriage (PageCuration / PageCuration Tool).

Interesting...hadn't heard of the FlaggedRevs extension. Yeah, agree that it's similar. FlaggedRevs isn't enabled on Meta, though, is it? Know any wikis it's installed on so I can test that?

Jun 7 2020, 14:56 · MediaWiki
Dmehus updated the task description for T5709: Extension:PageTriage (PageCuration / PageCuration Tool).
Jun 7 2020, 14:52 · MediaWiki
Dmehus created T5709: Extension:PageTriage (PageCuration / PageCuration Tool).
Jun 7 2020, 14:50 · MediaWiki
Dmehus updated Dmehus.
Jun 7 2020, 14:15