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John (John Lewis)
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User Since
Apr 17 2016, 19:20 (182 w, 5 d)
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JohnLewis
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JohnFLewis
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Hi I'm John. I'm the Co-Founder of Miraheze, active Operations member and Steward.

If you don't know who to go to about something, then the answer is probably me or I'll know (hint, it's probably me!).

And if it's about any of the following, you're better of coming to me because these are my areas of expertise:
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Recent Activity

Thu, Oct 17

John closed T4745: Fatal exception and Update.php as Resolved.
Thu, Oct 17, 22:35 · Operations, MediaWiki
John closed T4505: Add several extensions to ManageWiki as Invalid.

We don't do tracking tasks which achieve not purpose.

Thu, Oct 17, 22:20 · Extensions, Configuration
John changed the status of Restricted Maniphest Task, a subtask of T4419: Request Extension TreeAndMenu, from Open to Stalled.
Thu, Oct 17, 22:18 · Extensions, Configuration

Wed, Oct 16

John edited projects for T4810: Wikimedia Commons video file embeds broken - allthetropes, added: MediaWiki; removed ManageWiki.
Wed, Oct 16, 12:07 · MediaWiki

Thu, Oct 10

John awarded T4769: [Access Request] Zppix for mw-admin a Like token.
Thu, Oct 10, 15:32 · Operations

Sun, Oct 6

John added a comment to T4768: Support wgExtraSignatureNamespaces config in MWN.

$wgManageWikiNamespacesAdditional?

Sun, Oct 6, 21:38 · ManageWiki
John added a comment to T4768: Support wgExtraSignatureNamespaces config in MWN.

Isn’t this already supportable?

Sun, Oct 6, 20:30 · ManageWiki

Fri, Oct 4

John committed R9:9ba9613bc1ea: add blacklisted options to MWN (authored by John).
add blacklisted options to MWN
Fri, Oct 4, 22:03
John closed T4764: Blacklist certain settings for certain namespaces as Resolved.
Fri, Oct 4, 21:39 · ManageWiki

Mon, Sep 30

John placed T4755: Rename the database name of "Flawless FANDOM Users Wiki" to "Incredible Wikis and Users Wiki". up for grabs.

Hi, this is the correct place and hopefully someone will get to it when they next have time to do so.

Mon, Sep 30, 20:29 · Operations

Sat, Sep 28

John added a comment to T4612: Add some extensions on "mcspringfieldserver.miraheze.org".

@RhinosF1 each extension having its own review task helps a lot with progress. 99% of the time we skim requests where reviews are bundled in and don’t do a lot because the time necessary to decide what we need to do outweigh the time we have usually

Sat, Sep 28, 08:20 · Extensions, Configuration

Thu, Sep 26

John removed a project from T4712: Requesting some extensions: Extension-Review.

Extension seems fine.

Thu, Sep 26, 22:38 · Extensions, Configuration

Sep 14 2019

John added a comment to T4705: SSL Certificate request for Community Central Wiki by MP Team.

@Reception123 no, he wants to use cloudflare which provides ssl certificates. He wants us to add his domain to his wiki i believe.

Sep 14 2019, 22:13 · SSL

Sep 11 2019

John added a comment to T4653: Establish state of Miraheze i18n files.

And the irony behind it is you made it out of date I believe :)

Sep 11 2019, 08:49 · Goal-2019-Jul-Dec, MediaWiki

Sep 10 2019

John committed rPUPC0b035f3d3434: Merge branch 'master' of github.com:miraheze/puppet (authored by John).
Merge branch 'master' of github.com:miraheze/puppet
Sep 10 2019, 19:04
John committed rPUPC665c7850dcdf: add into configs (authored by John).
add into configs
Sep 10 2019, 19:04
John committed rPUPCc4300419b185: add mw5,6 (authored by John).
add mw5,6
Sep 10 2019, 17:57

Sep 9 2019

John closed T4710: Changes made to $wgCanonicalNamespaceNames in MediaWiki 1.34 as Declined.

No change needs to be made.

Sep 9 2019, 18:09 · ManageWiki, Amanda Catherine
John awarded T4706: [Access Request] RhinosF1 for Mediawiki-Admins a Like token.
Sep 9 2019, 17:19 · Operations

Sep 4 2019

John changed the visibility for T4695: Upgrade varnish due to security alert.
Sep 4 2019, 12:58 · Operations, Security
John closed T4695: Upgrade varnish due to security alert as Invalid.
Sep 4 2019, 12:58 · Operations, Security

Aug 31 2019

John closed T4638: Job Queue Fatal Exceptions as Declined.

Stalling since unless a task is created/misc2 gets more memory there is nothing we can do about this task.

Aug 31 2019, 19:09 · MediaWiki, Operations
John removed a project from T4504: Renew *.miraheze.org cert: DNS.
Aug 31 2019, 19:07 · SSL

Aug 30 2019

John committed rPUPC8382b7273d0a: update comment (authored by John).
update comment
Aug 30 2019, 13:27
John closed T4675: Blog page internal error as Resolved.
Aug 30 2019, 13:01 · Extensions, Operations

Aug 27 2019

John closed T4680: Add ManageWiki sidebar links for users without 'managewiki' right as Resolved.
Aug 27 2019, 22:10 · Amanda Catherine, ManageWiki
John changed the visibility for T4613: RequestWiki shows viewers IP instead of merged account name .
Aug 27 2019, 21:21 · CreateWiki, Security
John closed T4613: RequestWiki shows viewers IP instead of merged account name as Invalid.

Not a security issue. Behaviour has been fixed in 1.34 I believe now.

Aug 27 2019, 21:21 · CreateWiki, Security

Aug 24 2019

John removed a project from T4617: Install Extension:SoftRedirector on WikiLaw: Extension-Review.
Aug 24 2019, 18:18 · Extensions, Configuration
John closed T4555: Enable Special404 and ConfirmEdit on communitycentralbympteam.miraheze.org as Declined.
Aug 24 2019, 18:16 · Extension-Review, Extensions, Configuration
John removed a project from T4554: Extension:StopForumSpam: Extension-Review.

The extension itself is safe, however I do not like the idea of our IPs being blacklisted because someone used reported non-spambots to the StopForumSpam site. I want to know what the other sysadmins think.

Aug 24 2019, 18:15 · Operations, Extensions, Configuration
John closed T4520: Pubmed extension as Declined.

Not in git

Aug 24 2019, 18:14 · Extensions, Extension-Review, Configuration
John closed T4466: Enable Multi-Category_Search on pointman.miraheze.org as Declined.

T210

Aug 24 2019, 18:10 · Extensions, Extension-Review, Configuration
John closed T4375: Install UploadCheck on allthetropes.org as Declined.

Re-open when review is possible @Paladox

Aug 24 2019, 18:07 · Extensions
John changed the status of T4235: Enable PageDisqus on cloudytheology.miraheze.org from Stalled to Open.
Aug 24 2019, 18:05 · Extensions

Aug 23 2019

John committed R9:734253a981cf: make NS_MAIN index on horizonwiki (#2737) (authored by RhinosF1).
make NS_MAIN index on horizonwiki (#2737)
Aug 23 2019, 22:43
John closed T4670: Bandwidth should be monitored to prevent downtime as Declined.

Declining in line with previous issue.

Aug 23 2019, 21:31 · Operations, Monitoring

Aug 21 2019

John committed R9:efe9803c59db: reorder wgRestrictionTypes options (#2736) (authored by Void).
reorder wgRestrictionTypes options (#2736)
Aug 21 2019, 00:49

Aug 20 2019

John committed R9:624aebbde6a6: Temporary withdrawal of configuration per request of Hispano76 (#2733) (authored by Hispano76).
Temporary withdrawal of configuration per request of Hispano76 (#2733)
Aug 20 2019, 01:06

Aug 17 2019

John added a comment to T4653: Establish state of Miraheze i18n files.

How? That’s a request to make things translatable? That’s the only part which wasn’t translatable

Aug 17 2019, 17:51 · Goal-2019-Jul-Dec, MediaWiki
John added a comment to T4653: Establish state of Miraheze i18n files.

None should be out of date?

Aug 17 2019, 17:46 · Goal-2019-Jul-Dec, MediaWiki
John added a comment to T4653: Establish state of Miraheze i18n files.

What’s the tasks premise?

Aug 17 2019, 17:12 · Goal-2019-Jul-Dec, MediaWiki

Aug 15 2019

John committed R9:8b6c140ba714: rmv duplicate (#2729) (authored by RhinosF1).
rmv duplicate (#2729)
Aug 15 2019, 21:49
John committed R9:d2051082e759: update now commons.miraheze.org (#2728) (authored by RhinosF1).
update now commons.miraheze.org (#2728)
Aug 15 2019, 21:41

Aug 13 2019

John added a comment to T4647: Migrate to the "Massive KVM VPS" plans.

It’s a reduction of costs, it’s approved once we have NL. As said last night.

Aug 13 2019, 15:28 · Goal-2019-Jul-Dec, Operations

Aug 12 2019

John committed R9:0552d101079c: fix SPAG (#2727) (authored by RhinosF1).
fix SPAG (#2727)
Aug 12 2019, 21:12

Aug 11 2019

John closed T4640: db5 down due to out of credits as Resolved.
Aug 11 2019, 01:21 · Amanda Catherine, Operations

Aug 9 2019

John closed T4632: Deletion of Weather Wiki as Resolved.
Aug 9 2019, 18:23 · Amanda Catherine, Operations, Database
John added a comment to T4626: CreateWiki errors.

So we have two extremely similar issues, have we considered the link is infra or upstream and not two entirely separate extensions?

Aug 9 2019, 11:35 · CreateWiki
John edited projects for T4625: MatomoAnalytics not working on any wikis, added: Operations; removed MatomoAnalytics.
Aug 9 2019, 11:33 · Operations
John added a comment to T4625: MatomoAnalytics not working on any wikis.

Accessing Matomo web UI also indicates

SQLSTATE[HY000] [2006] MySQL server has gone away
Aug 9 2019, 11:32 · Operations

Aug 8 2019

John added a comment to T4610: Extension for User Name requested.

Won't it be cached @Southparkfan by varnish ?

Aug 8 2019, 16:44 · Extensions, Configuration
John closed T4581: 'Hidden' wiki requests should show more information as Resolved.
Aug 8 2019, 00:52 · CreateWiki
John assigned T4547: Fix WikiBase Client to Paladox.
Aug 8 2019, 00:46 · Extensions
John closed T4569: Special:Analytics is missing most fields as Resolved.

Should be resolved by now.

Aug 8 2019, 00:45 · Operations

Aug 5 2019

John added a comment to T4613: RequestWiki shows viewers IP instead of merged account name .
In T4613#87651, @John wrote:

Also I don’t believe it’s realistically a security issue (that’s my opinion)

It’s borderline but we don’t know the full impact so Paladox said do so as a precaution but I’ll give you my definite opinion once I have time to review my records.

Aug 5 2019, 19:17 · CreateWiki, Security
John added a comment to T4613: RequestWiki shows viewers IP instead of merged account name .

MediaWiki has atrocious handling of non existent accounts - makes a lot of sense but I feel like this should be an upstream issue to be addressed.

Aug 5 2019, 19:04 · CreateWiki, Security

Aug 4 2019

John removed a project from T4610: Extension for User Name requested: Security.

Nothing active on Miraheze, Security is not related

Aug 4 2019, 18:32 · Extensions, Configuration

Aug 2 2019

John closed T4592: Flow interface no longer appears on new talk pages on All The Tropes as Invalid.
Aug 2 2019, 13:01

Aug 1 2019

John added a comment to T4172: Shrink db4's swap partition and reclaim space in root partition.

Seems fine but I strongly discourage things like this.

Aug 1 2019, 18:06 · Database, Operations
John added a comment to T3628: Introduce support for multi database servers.

Priority of all dev tasks are low. It’s my highest prio task

Aug 1 2019, 18:05 · MacFan4000, ManageWiki, CreateWiki
John added a project to T4260: Migrate all wikis to elasticsearch: Goal-2019-Jul-Dec.

A goal even declined is still a goal.

Aug 1 2019, 09:00 · Goal-2019-Jul-Dec, Operations, Elasticsearch, MediaWiki

Jul 31 2019

John committed R9:edb7705a3e22: Bug Fixes (#2711) (authored by RhinosF1).
Bug Fixes (#2711)
Jul 31 2019, 10:20
John added a comment to T4370: Add translation to Manage additional settings on this wiki.
In T4370#83365, @John wrote:

Creating “managewiki-{$settingname}-help” or -name in i18n config is how this is done.
Not a ManageWiki issue

So would the 'name' => in mw-config be replaced by "managewiki-wgAbuseFilterActions-name": "AbuseFilter Actions", in the ManageWiki repo?

Jul 31 2019, 09:10 · MediaWiki

Jul 30 2019

John added a comment to T4583: DBQuery Error on Article Feedback (rf1botwiki).

Error: 1054 Unknown column 'log_comment' in 'field list'

Jul 30 2019, 18:23 · Extensions, Operations
John removed a project from T4584: remove Extension:Poll: ManageWiki.
Jul 30 2019, 12:18 · Amanda Catherine, Configuration, Extensions

Jul 23 2019

John edited projects for T4569: Special:Analytics is missing most fields, added: Operations; removed MatomoAnalytics.
Jul 23 2019, 23:23 · Operations
John closed T4567: Improve CreateWiki already created wiki error, a subtask of T4568: repeated 504s on CreateWiki, as Resolved.
Jul 23 2019, 13:50 · Elasticsearch, Operations
John closed T4567: Improve CreateWiki already created wiki error as Resolved.
Jul 23 2019, 13:50 · CreateWiki
John closed T4567: Improve CreateWiki already created wiki error, a subtask of T4568: repeated 504s on CreateWiki, as Resolved.
Jul 23 2019, 13:37 · Elasticsearch, Operations
John closed T4567: Improve CreateWiki already created wiki error as Resolved.
Jul 23 2019, 13:37 · CreateWiki
John removed a project from T4568: repeated 504s on CreateWiki: CreateWiki.
Jul 23 2019, 13:28 · Elasticsearch, Operations

Jul 19 2019

John set the image for Elasticsearch to F978491: fa-briefcase-blue.png.
Jul 19 2019, 12:24

Jul 18 2019

John closed T4550: ConfirmEdit on sdiywiki as Resolved.

We’ve had this extension enabled for almost 4 years.

Jul 18 2019, 11:01 · Configuration
John merged T4549: Terms of Use and other pages are not readable on mobile mode into T4542: Mobile view has no content.
Jul 18 2019, 10:08 · Upstream, MediaWiki
John merged task T4549: Terms of Use and other pages are not readable on mobile mode into T4542: Mobile view has no content.
Jul 18 2019, 10:08

Jul 17 2019

John added a comment to T4540: Purchase db5.

I'm going to keep this task open for now since we're dealing with 2 separate lines of inquiry.

Jul 17 2019, 20:39 · Operations, Database
John closed T4548: Delete kyivstar.miraheze.org as Resolved.

Anyone with Steward access can handle this.

Jul 17 2019, 14:21

Jul 16 2019

John edited projects for T4546: Add $wgRCWatchCategoryMembership to ManageWiki, added: Configuration; removed ManageWiki.
Jul 16 2019, 15:34 · Configuration, Amanda Catherine
John merged T2337: Allow CreateWiki/ManageWiki db rotate into T3628: Introduce support for multi database servers.
Jul 16 2019, 12:47 · MacFan4000, ManageWiki, CreateWiki
John merged task T2337: Allow CreateWiki/ManageWiki db rotate into T3628: Introduce support for multi database servers.
Jul 16 2019, 12:47 · MacFan4000, Developer, CreateWiki, ManageWiki

Jul 14 2019

John closed T4528: I can't introduce Extension as Resolved.
Jul 14 2019, 20:49 · Upstream, Configuration
John removed a project from T4543: CreateWiki JobQueueError: CreateWiki.
Jul 14 2019, 18:33 · Operations

Jul 13 2019

John added a reverting change for R9:359c10c09bf5: Add missing sql to WikiForum (#2693): R9:5c2516d928c8: Revert "Add missing sql to WikiForum (#2693)" (#2694).
Jul 13 2019, 19:51
John committed R9:5c2516d928c8: Revert "Add missing sql to WikiForum (#2693)" (#2694) (authored by Paladox).
Revert "Add missing sql to WikiForum (#2693)" (#2694)
Jul 13 2019, 19:51
John added a comment to T4540: Purchase db5.

We do ES or db5. Cost wise it’s one or the other.

Jul 13 2019, 17:01 · Operations, Database

Jul 12 2019

John removed a project from T4528: I can't introduce Extension: ManageWiki.
Function: Wikimedia\Rdbms\Database::sourceFile( /srv/mediawiki/w/extensions/VoteNY/sql/vote.mysql )
Error: 1067 Invalid default value for 'vote_date' (mediawiki-internal-db-master.miraheze.org)
Jul 12 2019, 14:18 · Upstream, Configuration
John claimed T4468: Verify if PageDisqus has reflective XSS.
Jul 12 2019, 14:06 · Security, Extension-Review
John closed T4468: Verify if PageDisqus has reflective XSS as Invalid.

No XSS.

Jul 12 2019, 14:05 · Security, Extension-Review
John added a comment to T4514: It is garbled (Japanese:文字化けが発生しています。.

Update?

Jul 12 2019, 13:58

Jul 5 2019

John closed T4487: Status update failure on Special:RequestWikiQueue as Invalid.

Redis issue that was caused by a live hack which was reverted when this was reported originally and other times.

Jul 5 2019, 17:03 · Operations

Jul 3 2019

John lowered the priority of T4504: Renew *.miraheze.org cert from Normal to Low.

Few months left

Jul 3 2019, 18:34 · SSL
John closed T4493: DB4 is almost out of space as Declined.

While a valid issue, there is a solution for which a task already exists. Priority should be spent on that and if there still remains an issue, another specific task open for this.

Jul 3 2019, 18:27 · Operations
John committed R9:f37c603c5f68: Enable partial blocks on all wikis by default (#2692) (authored by AmandaCath).
Enable partial blocks on all wikis by default (#2692)
Jul 3 2019, 14:24

Jun 28 2019

John committed R9:38a18d7cfd08: add interwiki-admin local (authored by John).
add interwiki-admin local
Jun 28 2019, 13:22
John added a comment to T4501: Support blacklisting ip's in nginx/varnish.

This should absolutely have a policy before being possible. Blacklisting IPs should be a ToU action with regards to hosts only.

Jun 28 2019, 10:36 · Operations

Jun 26 2019

John added a comment to T4490: Module namespace can not be changed in ManageWiki.

You were working on this yesterday?

Jun 26 2019, 08:32 · Configuration, Amanda Catherine

Jun 25 2019

John added a comment to T4493: DB4 is almost out of space.
In T4493#85255, @Void wrote:

Is there anything else that can be done in the meantime? Such as T4260? Any space we can get is space we need.

Jun 25 2019, 15:50 · Operations

Jun 24 2019

John edited projects for T4490: Module namespace can not be changed in ManageWiki, added: Configuration; removed ManageWiki.
Jun 24 2019, 02:58 · Configuration, Amanda Catherine

Jun 23 2019

John closed T4484: Warn users rather than silently failing when no summary left on MangeWiki, a subtask of T4483: Unable to create namespace on Quircwiki, as Declined.
Jun 23 2019, 10:51 · Configuration, ManageWiki, Amanda Catherine