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Sep 4 2018, 03:29 (222 w, 3 d)
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Jun 16 2022

RobLa reopened T9359: Make link clearer in fundraising banner (don't say "click here") as "Open".

@Universal_Omega - I'll note that the new banner looks a little strange with black text on a blue button, for users of "Default mode". When one is looking at a wiki set to "Dark mode" in the preferences, it looks nice, but for wikis with the default theme (either vector or vector-2022) with a white background, it looks weird. As I recall, there's a text CSS style that can be applied to the button text that adapts to the theme in use. I'm reopening this task rather than opening a new one, but feel free to close this and request a new Phab task for fixing the "Click here to chip in!" text on the banner (e.g. "Fix text style on fundraiser banner button so that text is white when theme background is white" or something like that)

Jun 16 2022, 21:28 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)

Jun 9 2022

Universal_Omega awarded T9359: Make link clearer in fundraising banner (don't say "click here") a Like token.
Jun 9 2022, 22:50 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)
RobLa added a comment to T9359: Make link clearer in fundraising banner (don't say "click here").

@Agent_Isai wrote:

I have implemented a big blue button that says "Click here to chip in!"

Jun 9 2022, 22:43 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)

Jun 8 2022

Routhwick awarded T9359: Make link clearer in fundraising banner (don't say "click here") a Like token.
Jun 8 2022, 23:57 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)
RobLa created T9359: Make link clearer in fundraising banner (don't say "click here").
Jun 8 2022, 22:05 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)

Mar 14 2022

RobLa added a comment to T8930: Persistent 503s on multiple wikis, including `metawiki`.

When I tried to reach https://robla.miraheze.org about 20 minutes ago , I received the following error:

Mar 14 2022, 04:30 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki

Mar 5 2022

RobLa created T8881: staffwiki alert for non-staff member.
Mar 5 2022, 11:14 · MediaWiki (SRE)

Nov 25 2021

RobLa added a comment to T8338: Searching for "abc-+def" on electowiki gives results in fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError".

I realize that moving to CirrusSearch would be an enormous endeavor (especially related to the minor severity of this bug). Having the upstream bug number helps me nudge upstream (as appropriate) and let User:Kristomun know the prognosis. Your responses have been incredibly helpful, so thank you all!

Nov 25 2021, 20:00 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE), Upstream
RobLa added a comment to T8338: Searching for "abc-+def" on electowiki gives results in fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError".

For what it's worth, the same search ("abc-+def") works on wikipedia.org

Nov 25 2021, 09:05 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE), Upstream
RobLa created T8338: Searching for "abc-+def" on electowiki gives results in fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError".
Nov 25 2021, 08:45 · MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE), Upstream

Jul 31 2020

RobLa added a comment to T5993: jobrunner1 temporality was unable to run jobs leading to a critical backlog..

I learned a lot via DM about the not-quite-outage. The most interesting theory I've heard (and I *think* that @RhinosF1 gets credit for this) is that the job for updating global user pages is dying for some reason. However, it could be that something other process (which is trying to be helpful) is killing those processes.

Jul 31 2020, 08:23 · Site Reliability Engineering, Amanda Catherine
RobLa added a comment to T5993: jobrunner1 temporality was unable to run jobs leading to a critical backlog..

This makes me hopeful:

Jul 31 2020, 05:21 · Site Reliability Engineering, Amanda Catherine
RobLa added a comment to T5993: jobrunner1 temporality was unable to run jobs leading to a critical backlog..

It's my understanding from chatting with @RhinosF1 that some of the jobs in the job queue are getting backed up. I'm pretty rusty on my MediaWiki skills, so I'm not yet familiar with with which set of jobs, and whether the problem is with something in MediaWiki core or with one of the many Miraheze custom jobs.

Jul 31 2020, 05:17 · Site Reliability Engineering, Amanda Catherine

Jul 17 2020

RobLa created T5929: Fatal exception of type "Flow\Exception\InvalidInputException" blocking rendering of 1 page on electowiki and RecentChanges when it is on the list..
Jul 17 2020, 21:10 · Extensions, Production Error
RobLa added a comment to T5928: DNS Transfer Errors for wiki.thehall.xyz.

Oh, just saw the final comment. Nevermind! :-D

Jul 17 2020, 20:33 · Site Reliability Engineering, Amanda Catherine
RobLa added a comment to T5928: DNS Transfer Errors for wiki.thehall.xyz.

I was able to get to it via archive.is: https://archive.is/wiki.thehall.xyz

Jul 17 2020, 20:32 · Site Reliability Engineering, Amanda Catherine

Feb 19 2020

RobLa added a comment to T5244: Perform/write postmortem for the RamNode->OVH migration.

FYI, I've moved the template I'm using for these postmortems out to https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/User:RobLa/PostmortemTemplate . One change I'm contemplating making to the template is making it less focused on the people and more focused on the thing, by making it one big pool for the "what went well?" section, and another big poll for the "what should we look into?" section. We may be aggregating these sections before we publish https://staff.miraheze.org/wiki/Postmortem-T5244 .

Feb 19 2020, 01:40 · Site Reliability Engineering

Feb 18 2020

RobLa placed T5244: Perform/write postmortem for the RamNode->OVH migration up for grabs.

Thanks @John . I started something here: https://staff.miraheze.org/wiki/Postmortem-T5244 . We can move this to the public wiki to a better URL when we're ready to make this public. While I'm in here, I'm going to unassign this task from myself. Feel free to assign this back to me, or to @Southparkfan , or assign it to yourself (@John) if you'd like to lead the postmortem.

Feb 18 2020, 00:18 · Site Reliability Engineering

Feb 17 2020

RobLa added a comment to T5244: Perform/write postmortem for the RamNode->OVH migration.

I've assigned this to myself as the original assignee, but I'm not sure where/how we want to do this. I'm assuming we should have a wiki page someplace on meta. Should I create a wiki page at https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Tech:Postmortem_RN-OVH_migration_2020-02-17 or someplace else? (or give it some other name?)

Feb 17 2020, 21:06 · Site Reliability Engineering
RobLa triaged T5244: Perform/write postmortem for the RamNode->OVH migration as High priority.
Feb 17 2020, 21:02 · Site Reliability Engineering

Nov 30 2019

RobLa added a comment to T3624: Migrating edits to new user accounts.

This is kind of a bummer. @Psephomancy - what do you think we should do about this?

Nov 30 2019, 07:07 · MediaWiki

Mar 7 2019

RobLa added a comment to T3624: Migrating edits to new user accounts.

@Psephomancy suggested:

For example, https://electowiki.org/w/index.php?title=BPW&action=history should have clickable links to https://electowiki.org/wiki/User:KVenzke, [...] instead of just showing an unclickable imported>KVenzke.

Mar 7 2019, 06:44 · MediaWiki

Sep 27 2018

RobLa added a comment to T3624: Migrating edits to new user accounts.

@AmandaCath - thanks for the clarification. Almost all of the content on electowiki.miraheze.org was copied from wiki.electorama.com by @Psephomancy , which is totally legal provided that the copy is done in accordance with the Electowiki:Terms_of_Use (in short: provided it is done in accordance with CC-by-sa 3.0 for most articles). Do you believe that the attribution provided on the Miraheze copy of Electowiki is sufficient for the articles that are clearly published under CC-by-sa 3.0 by their respective authors?

Sep 27 2018, 17:46 · MediaWiki
RobLa added a comment to T3624: Migrating edits to new user accounts.

@AmandaCath , I'm confused. It's my understanding that UserMerge is deployed by Wikimedia (judging from the list of deployed extensions on login.wikimedia.org), and that would imply that UserMerge and CentralAuth are compatible. Moreover, IIRC, UserMerge was pretty important extension for Wikimedia's deployment of Unified login.

Sep 27 2018, 16:42 · MediaWiki

Sep 19 2018

RobLa created T3620: Set up electowiki.org (from electowiki.miraheze.org).
Sep 19 2018, 23:39 · SSL