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Oct 22 2019, 19:16 (170 w, 4 d)
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I'm a volunteer here on Miraheze. Most of my participation on Phab and Meta is general housekeeping work.

https://phabricator.miraheze.org/dashboard/view/46/

Recent Activity

Jun 17 2022

dross added a comment to T9360: "Communication problems that occur at "bookhouse.miraheze.org".

Is this issue still occurring?

Jun 17 2022, 05:33 · Performance, MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)

Feb 26 2022

dross added a project to T8833: Need Modules/Templates: MediaWiki.
Feb 26 2022, 01:52 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki

Feb 22 2022

dross added projects to T8809: Extension:GoogleRichCards: Extensions, MediaWiki (SRE).
Feb 22 2022, 02:45 · MediaWiki (SRE), Extensions

Feb 21 2022

dross renamed T8788: SSL for custom domain: theapplesecretswiki.miraheze.org from SSL for custom domain: theapplesecretswiki.ml Wiki URL is:theapplesecretswiki.miraheze.org to SSL for custom domain: theapplesecretswiki.miraheze.org.
Feb 21 2022, 07:35 · MediaWiki (SRE), SSL
dross renamed T8785: SSL for custom domain: famepediahi.miraheze.org from Redirect to custom subdomain to SSL for custom domain: famepediahi.miraheze.org.
Feb 21 2022, 07:35 · MediaWiki (SRE), SSL

Feb 16 2022

dross renamed T8773: Rename colorlandwiki to colorcodewiki from Change wiki subdomain and db name to Rename colorlandwiki to colorcodewiki.
Feb 16 2022, 07:48 · Database, MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)

Feb 8 2022

dross triaged T8744: Google requires favicons to be in the same domain as the home page as Normal priority.
Feb 8 2022, 04:58 · Puppet, MediaWiki (SRE)

Feb 5 2022

dross triaged T8732: FULLPAGENAME not evaluated in MediaWiki:Sidebar as Normal priority.
Feb 5 2022, 02:53 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross added a comment to T8667: User groups disappeared.
In T8667#176789, @dross wrote:

After manually creating the groups in MediaWiki:Grouppage, I "solved" the problem as the groups came back. https://gtavariants.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Statistics @dross creating the pages "solved" the problem

Hmmm, that's strange. Doesn't appear to be the case on planetariumwiki.

Feb 5 2022, 02:49 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross added a comment to T8667: User groups disappeared.

After manually creating the groups in MediaWiki:Grouppage, I "solved" the problem as the groups came back. https://gtavariants.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:Statistics @dross creating the pages "solved" the problem

Feb 5 2022, 02:45 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross added a comment to T8667: User groups disappeared.

@YellowFrogger If this task is to stay open, we'll need another where this is happening in order to be able to debug/fix.

Feb 5 2022, 02:43 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki

Jan 27 2022

dross added a comment to T8681: forcefully redirect a few .miraheze.org domains to the assigned domains.

they need manually added to SSL redirects, only if no page is specified are they always redirected.

Jan 27 2022, 22:59 · MediaWiki (SRE), SSL
dross added a comment to T8681: forcefully redirect a few .miraheze.org domains to the assigned domains.

This has been floating around on some Meta noticeboards and discussions, and I have never been able to reproduce. All of the above subdomains always have redirected to their custom domain normally from my end. Could there be an old DNS cache somewhere on the user end?

Jan 27 2022, 19:39 · MediaWiki (SRE), SSL
dross closed T8682: Please change edit permissions as Invalid.

Hello! As a bureaucrat, you can do this yourself by navigating to Special:ManageWiki/permissions/* on the wiki and uncheck the edit box. Happy editing!

Jan 27 2022, 19:36 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki

Jan 25 2022

dross updated dross.
Jan 25 2022, 05:46
dross added a comment to T8667: User groups disappeared.

Manual creation of the group pages does not resolve the issue.

Jan 25 2022, 04:06 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross renamed T8662: Database access error on vilemaximwiki from Cannot access wiki to Database access error on vilemaximwiki.
Jan 25 2022, 03:58 · Database, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross added a project to T8662: Database access error on vilemaximwiki: Database.
Jan 25 2022, 03:56 · Database, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross raised the priority of T8662: Database access error on vilemaximwiki from Normal to High.
Jan 25 2022, 03:55 · Database, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross added a comment to T8630: Global Wikibase proposal and a few technical questions.

It seems like you two are seeking some advice, so I can be very straightforward about all this.

We will surely put our best effort in the RfC, but it won't possibly be perfect and polished at first attempt.
I'm not very expert on things at Miraheze, but a Request for Comments, by its own definition, looks like a place to get feedback and discuss it.
We want to spark conversation, first and foremost, we are not trying to sell any concept here.

Requests for Comment here on Miraheze is used as a means of receiving community input to establish consensus for project-wide changes, those changes which affect a mass amount of users, or those changes which change the trajectory of the Miraheze community. A successful RfC should, in fact, accomplish its goals the first time. A properly formed Request for Comment should not require several separate iterations to reach success; brute forcing a project idea is not an indicator of success or community support.

Jan 25 2022, 03:48 · Ugochimobi, MediaWiki (SRE), Configuration, Universal Omega

Jan 21 2022

dross added a comment to T8630: Global Wikibase proposal and a few technical questions.

Please, spend some serious time drafting such an RfC.

Jan 21 2022, 04:46 · Ugochimobi, MediaWiki (SRE), Configuration, Universal Omega
dross added a comment to T8621: Consider creating an import usage policy.

Just my two cents, but I would also hope that this would help avoid some of the attitude around "I moved all of the old site's media to Miraheze, but it isn't exactly what I/we wanted. Could you export our media for us?"

Jan 21 2022, 04:32 · MediaWiki (SRE)

Jan 17 2022

dross merged T8623: Change subdomain of wiki into T8622: Rename edgewiki > mirrorsedgecompendiumwiki.
Jan 17 2022, 21:58 · Configuration, MediaWiki (SRE), Database, Universal Omega
dross merged task T8623: Change subdomain of wiki into T8622: Rename edgewiki > mirrorsedgecompendiumwiki.
Jan 17 2022, 21:58 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross closed T8616: Add EasyTimeline to Miraheze as Invalid.

Hello! You can enable EasyTimeline yourself by navigating to Special:ManageWiki/extensions#mw-section-parserhooks and activating it there. Happy editing!

Jan 17 2022, 09:41 · Universal Omega, Extensions, MediaWiki (SRE)
dross triaged T8612: Periodic disruption to Scribunto scripts that use Cargo as Normal priority.
Jan 17 2022, 09:26 · Extensions, Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE)
dross triaged T8620: Extension:RSS fails to receive RSS feeds from external URLs. as Normal priority.
Jan 17 2022, 09:25 · Configuration, MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega
dross triaged T8614: Pages appear twice on Special:NewPages as Low priority.
Jan 17 2022, 09:17 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki, Database
dross added a comment to T8610: VisualEditor can't be accessed even when the extension is enabled.

Update: VisualEditor loads fine from my end with ?veaction=edit URL parameter.

Jan 17 2022, 09:12 · MediaWiki (SRE), Extensions, Universal Omega
dross triaged T8610: VisualEditor can't be accessed even when the extension is enabled as Normal priority.

Unable to test due to namespace protection. Please update with more detail if possible. Include any errors or messages received when attempting to use VisualEditor.

Jan 17 2022, 09:10 · MediaWiki (SRE), Extensions, Universal Omega
dross updated the task description for T8610: VisualEditor can't be accessed even when the extension is enabled.
Jan 17 2022, 09:03 · MediaWiki (SRE), Extensions, Universal Omega
dross added projects to T8619: Search issue on my wiki: MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE).

This is almost certainly not a JavaScript or on-wiki problem.

Jan 17 2022, 09:02 · Database, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki

Jan 16 2022

dross triaged T8605: Curl error when attempting to use the reply tool on Meta as High priority.

CR. All threads on CN receiving described error or timeout error.

Jan 16 2022, 02:27 · Universal Omega, MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE)

Jan 11 2022

dross closed T8592: Please Import These Pages and Categories as Invalid.

Superseded by T8593.

Jan 11 2022, 04:43 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki

Jan 10 2022

dross triaged T8592: Please Import These Pages and Categories as Normal priority.
Jan 10 2022, 06:22 · MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross added a comment to T8588: Involuntary change from mobile version to desktop version when changing pages.

If it's intentional, something probably causes it.

Jan 10 2022, 06:19 · Puppet, Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE)

Jan 9 2022

dross added a comment to T8588: Involuntary change from mobile version to desktop version when changing pages.

Partial repro. Visiting a wiki using some sort of mobile responsive features loads fine. Skin remains mobile throughout search (from tapping search icon to entering search terms). Site displays desktop for results. This may be intended behavior, though, as it uses Special:Search. Clicking results returns to mobile version.

Jan 9 2022, 08:40 · Puppet, Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE)

Jan 1 2022

dross triaged T8556: The username of the blog list shows an exception as Normal priority.

History shows proper contributor. Only author label on the special page is showing incorrectly.

Jan 1 2022, 07:53 · Upstream, MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, Extensions

Dec 28 2021

dross added a comment to T8502: Template:Doing on template.miraheze.org is corrupt and giving errors when viewed.

Revs 61908 thru 61923 have same error.

Dec 28 2021, 03:03 · Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki, Production Error
dross added a comment to T8502: Template:Doing on template.miraheze.org is corrupt and giving errors when viewed.

Additionally, most recent rev is in sequence with the last working rev. Most recent being 63249.

Dec 28 2021, 02:58 · Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki, Production Error
dross added a comment to T8502: Template:Doing on template.miraheze.org is corrupt and giving errors when viewed.

The first revision to cause the error is 61918. This is also an integer less than the previous revision, 63248. Any chance error could be from a newer revision with an id smaller than previous?

Dec 28 2021, 02:57 · Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki, Production Error
dross added a comment to T8527: Global user page for RhinosF1 is not displaying on metawiki.

FWIW: CR RhinosF1. CNR on own.

Dec 28 2021, 02:50 · Test Me, Extensions, Configuration, Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE)

Dec 23 2021

dross added a comment to T8498: Cannot assign a custom $wgNamespaceProtection permission to a user group.
In T8498#171696, @Void wrote:

Hmm, would it be possible to simply put the values of $wgNamespaceProtection into $wgAvailableRights? Or would this not work because this config would be loaded after everything else that depends on $wgAvailableRights?

Dec 23 2021, 03:21 · MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, ManageWiki
dross added a comment to T8498: Cannot assign a custom $wgNamespaceProtection permission to a user group.

If I were to make a recommendation, I would simply remove the ability to configure $wgNamespaceProtection from the ManageWiki interface if there is no intention to support adding custom permissions for assignment. ManageWiki configuration of $wgNamespaceProtection is useless otherwise.

Dec 23 2021, 01:00 · MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, ManageWiki

Dec 22 2021

dross triaged T8498: Cannot assign a custom $wgNamespaceProtection permission to a user group as Normal priority.
Dec 22 2021, 05:04 · MediaWiki (SRE), Universal Omega, ManageWiki

Dec 1 2021

dross added projects to T8363: CentralNotice banner is not dismissed globally by clicking the x: MediaWiki, MediaWiki (SRE).
Dec 1 2021, 08:28 · Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki
dross triaged T8363: CentralNotice banner is not dismissed globally by clicking the x as Low priority.
Dec 1 2021, 08:27 · Universal Omega, MediaWiki (SRE), MediaWiki

Aug 18 2020

dross closed T6052: Collapsible elements: {| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" does not work as Resolved.

Wonderful! I'm glad I could help!

Aug 18 2020, 21:23 · MediaWiki
dross claimed T6052: Collapsible elements: {| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" does not work.

I see that MediaWiki:Common.js at your wiki does not yet have any content. Have you read the instructions directly below the section you linked on the MediaWiki website? The page section at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Collapsible_elements#Source_3 details that you must add the code on that page to your Common.js file for collapsible tables to work.

Aug 18 2020, 04:25 · MediaWiki

Apr 19 2020

dross closed T5048: Some problems that I would like to have fixed as Resolved.

Glad you got it figured out. :)

Apr 19 2020, 06:18 · MediaWiki

Feb 26 2020

dross renamed T5272: Google Search Console verification for hamropediawiki from Serach console verify to Google Search Console verification for hamropediawiki.
Feb 26 2020, 19:43 · Configuration
dross added a comment to T5271: Extension:Lockdown.

Link to extension page for convenience.

Feb 26 2020, 19:39 · Configuration
dross renamed T5271: Extension:Lockdown from Lockdown to Extension:Lockdown.
Feb 26 2020, 19:39 · Configuration

Feb 21 2020

dross added a comment to T5252: Lost bureaucrat.
In T5252#99848, @Void wrote:

I'm thinking of forcing all saved group names to be lowercase . . .

Feb 21 2020, 20:05 · MediaWiki

Feb 19 2020

dross updated dross.
Feb 19 2020, 04:15
dross added a comment to T5204: Extension:Mermaid and Diagrams dependencies.

Quick bump and also link to Mermaid extension that I neglected to add in the original task.

Feb 19 2020, 04:12 · Upstream, Extensions, Configuration

Feb 7 2020

dross created T5204: Extension:Mermaid and Diagrams dependencies.
Feb 7 2020, 00:35 · Upstream, Extensions, Configuration

Feb 6 2020

dross placed T5199: Cargo table problem up for grabs.
Feb 6 2020, 19:38 · Universal Omega, Extensions
dross updated dross.
Feb 6 2020, 19:37
dross raised the priority of T5192: User domain from Low to Normal.
Feb 6 2020, 19:26 · MediaWiki

Jan 31 2020

dross created T5180: Extension:GraphViz.
Jan 31 2020, 20:45 · Configuration

Jan 3 2020

dross triaged T5049: The rename progress for my Miraheze account (FireBarrier101) as High priority.
Jan 3 2020, 08:31 · MediaWiki
dross added a project to T5050: Request to import wiki from Fandom and add the following extensions.: Import.

Hello there - unfortunately, it will not be possible to add Fandom's video embed tool, as all Fandom extensions are declined by default per https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Extensions#Declined_extensions_.28.3C1.31.29.

Jan 3 2020, 08:29 · MediaWiki, Import
dross edited projects for T5048: Some problems that I would like to have fixed, added: MediaWiki; removed Configuration.
Jan 3 2020, 08:08 · MediaWiki
dross added a project to T5048: Some problems that I would like to have fixed: Configuration.

I'm unsure why exactly the redirects in system messages are behaving the way they are.

Jan 3 2020, 08:07 · MediaWiki

Dec 23 2019

dross edited projects for T5010: Flow errors out, added: Extensions; removed MediaWiki.
Dec 23 2019, 04:19 · Extensions
dross added a project to T5010: Flow errors out: MediaWiki.
Dec 23 2019, 04:19 · Extensions

Dec 18 2019

dross triaged T4995: Redis server keeps failing due to unable to allocate memory as Unbreak Now! priority.

Sitewide login issues. Reputably affecting several well-known users, including self.

Dec 18 2019, 05:37 · Site Reliability Engineering

Dec 15 2019

dross edited projects for T4987: Enable wikibase extension on projektkompletnaencyklopedia.miraheze.org, added: Extensions; removed Configuration.
Dec 15 2019, 22:20 · Extensions
dross added a project to T4985: Newsletter issues: MediaWiki.
Dec 15 2019, 22:17 · MediaWiki

Dec 13 2019

dross added a comment to T4971: Link to the same Privacy Policy language subpage as the site language.

It really isn't that unreasonable to link to the original English version for a few reasons. Firstly, it's the default Privacy Policy page. Second, there is a translation bar across the top of the page anyway. Finally, the English version takes precedence over others anyway.

Dec 13 2019, 02:31 · MediaWiki
dross added a comment to T4970: Recentchanges 15552000 seconds hard to understand.

A pretty major part of the reason I've seen cited for having certain information "expire", for lack of better word, is due to the fact that the servers have been known to run out of space or memory. Part of managing this problem is clearing old and likely unused, uncontroversial, and irrelevant data. It's really just working out kinks wherever possible in the least obstructive and destructive ways that are plausible enough.

Dec 13 2019, 02:25 · Configuration

Dec 11 2019

dross reopened T4976: CSP whitelist request for www.desmos.com as "Open".

Still valid. Awaiting response from sysadmins.

Dec 11 2019, 23:27 · Universal Omega, Configuration

Dec 9 2019

dross added a comment to T4967: Xtools for Miraheze.

+1. Would love this honestly. Many useful WMF tools excellent for local and global analyses.

Dec 9 2019, 07:16 · Site Reliability Engineering
dross reopened T4956: Importing a whole wiki from Fandom as "Open".

Reopening until this can be completely resolved.

Dec 9 2019, 05:20 · MediaWiki, Import

Dec 6 2019

dross closed T4956: Importing a whole wiki from Fandom as Resolved.

Hi Nyl!

Dec 6 2019, 21:23 · MediaWiki, Import

Dec 3 2019

dross placed T4936: Bug in Extention:Babel up for grabs.
Dec 3 2019, 18:26 · Extensions
dross added a project to T4947: Update SocialProfile/QuizGame (fix QuizGame bug): Extensions.
Dec 3 2019, 18:16 · Test Me, Extensions

Nov 25 2019

dross added a project to T4926: Do not use protocol-relative URLs for external links: Configuration.
Nov 25 2019, 02:41 · Configuration

Nov 21 2019

dross added a comment to T4885: Want the local usergroups of this wiki to be placed in a requested order.

The system listings will sort alphabetically by internal name, no matter what order they are listed in configuration. I'm not sure where else they are displayed, but most of it should be able to be changed via interface pages (i.e. MediaWiki namespace).

Nov 21 2019, 23:01 · Upstream, MediaWiki

Nov 18 2019

dross added a project to T4908: Notices: Mark all as read not permanent: Extensions.
Nov 18 2019, 16:40 · Amanda Catherine, Extensions
dross added a comment to T4917: Allow user to backup ManageWiki state.

I would like to +1 this. Not sure if it would ever actually happen, but it would certainly be convenient.

Nov 18 2019, 16:22 · Amanda Catherine, DataDump, ManageWiki

Nov 15 2019

dross closed T4903: Free images as Invalid.

As Hispano76 mentioned, the images on the bottom right of the main page are from Miraheze Commons. See https://magic.miraheze.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Miraheze_Logo.svg for an example of an image from Miraheze Commons. InstantCommons for both Miraheze and Wikimedia is already enabled for your wikis.

Nov 15 2019, 21:11 · Configuration

Nov 14 2019

dross added a comment to T4897: Configuration in LocalSettings of the my mediawiki.

You can make a wiki publicly viewable, but restricted to editing via ManageWiki by marking your wiki as open and unchecking the edit permission for the * group (https://dreamsit.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:ManageWiki/permissions/*) and the user group (https://dreamsit.miraheze.org/wiki/Special:ManageWiki/permissions/user). This will configure it so that anybody can read, but nobody can edit pages.

Nov 14 2019, 02:03 · Configuration

Nov 13 2019

dross closed T4896: Special:ManageWiki/permissions not synced with Special:ListGroupRights enough as Resolved.

These rights are not allowed to be unset by bureaucrats per Miraheze.

Nov 13 2019, 17:39 · ManageWiki
dross lowered the priority of T4895: Can not select group if all permissions gone from High to Normal.

I can see that the permission were removed in you wiki's log. It is problematic that the groups no longer show in the dropdown, especially as a default group.

Nov 13 2019, 17:33 · ManageWiki
dross added a comment to T4885: Want the local usergroups of this wiki to be placed in a requested order.

Are you referring to the system's listing, i.e. in Special:ListGroupRights?

Nov 13 2019, 16:24 · Upstream, MediaWiki

Nov 8 2019

dross added a comment to T4871: File requests of Idiotpedia.

This would make new formats additional to the default:

swf, xcf, psd, mkv, mov, mp4
Nov 8 2019, 00:58 · Configuration

Nov 5 2019

dross added a comment to T4866: Welcome to Meta box flies up even upon every preview.

Is this related to T4813?

Nov 5 2019, 23:28 · Site Reliability Engineering
dross triaged T4866: Welcome to Meta box flies up even upon every preview as Normal priority.

Can repro on test account (non-autoconfirmed, first time dialogue). Cannot repro on main account.

Nov 5 2019, 22:48 · Site Reliability Engineering

Oct 22 2019

dross placed T4830: Vyonder pages import project up for grabs.
Oct 22 2019, 22:23 · MediaWiki, Import
dross set IRC Nickname to dross on dross.
Oct 22 2019, 19:19