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This records the current state of chores as defined in the chore list. View team norms.

Rotation (new schedule starting 6/24/21 - reminders in local time zones set in Slack):

  • Mon - Olga
  • Tues - (alternating every 3rd Tuesday) Nick, Bernard, Sam
  • Wed - (alternating every 3rd Wednesday) Jon, Clare, Jan
  • Thurs - (alternating every 3rd Thursday) Sam, Nick, Bernard
  • Fri - (alternating every 3rd Friday) Jan, Jon, Clare
Chore Status Notes Last updated
Browser tests Looks good! Jdlrobson (talk) 16:52, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

Do not remove these instructions: Bugs with > 100 occurrences per 12hrs:

1) create a ticket (unless gadget - in which case use slack channel or gadget talk page).

2) Create a filter for the bug labeling the filter with the open ticket number if it belongs to.

3) If the bug does not belong to us, enable the filter by default and exclude it from the view. If the bug belongs to us, disable the filter.

Investigate bugs < 100 optional if have time and interested.

When investigating bugs filter those errors out ideally using a stack trace wildcard. If a bug belongs to reading web change the label to the phab ticket number. If not add it to one of the existing team or gadget filters.

As part of chores we'll check and remove existing pins where the task has been resolved. The less pins at the top the cl

Looks good


  • Filed T291954 - TypeError: url.indexOf is not a function

ext.gadget.ProtectionIndicator error - TypeError: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'length')

Jdlrobson (talk) 16:52, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
EventLogging validation errors

mediawiki.web_ui_scroll errors but those are drastically decreasing


  • 30th Nov. under 50 errors in last 12 hours
  • 26th Nov. 294 errors per 15 min. Steadily decreasing. As of 1500 UTC on 25th Nov, we're seeing ~380 such validation errors every 15 minutes.
  • Filed eventgate error for talk page edit
  • We should keep an eye on emitter_id: 'eventgate-analytics-external-production' and errored_stream_name: 'eventlogging_ReferencePreviewsPopups'
  • Logged T289866
  • There's a little signal from SearchSatisfaction but it's still low frequency.
NRay (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
Review dashboard OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 16:27, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
Check volunteer patches on Phab has a patch. Undiscussed. Jdlrobson (talk) 16:52, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
Check patches on Gerrit have attention or hashtags
  • Quite a few things piling up.

DO NOT DELETE: In future, we will use this query when is resolved.


  • Make sure all tasks have reviewers and attention
  • distractions use hash tags: "team:qte", "team:product-infrastructure", "team:wikimedia-de","team:growth","team:editing","status:blocked" or "priority:low"
Jdlrobson (talk) 16:52, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
Review the Reading Web Backlog
  • Triaged incoming
  • Needs prio needs cleanup of the new Sticky Header/Editing tasks - will coordinate with Peter on these
OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 16:27, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
Ensure goals are current Looks good OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 16:27, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
Performance Active banner campaigns are listed at Special:CentralNotice. Readers Web performance dashboards are listed here.
Page previews dashboard 👍


  • We've been getting alerts for HighTimeToPreview. Looks like p95 TTP chart started going a bit haywire (up + down between 780ms - 860ms) about a week ago. Is this something to be concerned about? Jon adjusted threshold (every 5 mins for 2 mins) and haven't seen a HTTP alert since
NRay (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

generic dashboard

Looks good


  • MobileWebUIActionsTracking looks right around ~200 events/second
  • The spike in MobileWebUIActionsTracking is from the newly added init logging. We should make sure it doesn't come close to 1000 events per second and ideally is around ~200 events/second though
  • Schema:DesktopWebUIActionsTracking errors have been steadily increasing the past month
  • There was an issue with some gadgets relating to the jQuery migration (T280944). More client errors than normal.
  • EventLogging Schema errors have been down on average for the last week!
  • VirtualPageViews went offline. Now fixed. Updated Reading/Web/Notable_incidents.
Jdlrobson (talk) 16:52, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
mobile performance dashboard Looks good


  • Regarding the below point, looks like for whatever reason data was lost during that drop
  • Interesting drops on Barack Obama on 3G and Facebook on 3Gfast -- not sure if this means something's wrong or if some recent change made them blazing fast ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Obama and Facebook SpeedIndex has increased by 1.3x-1.5x since Nov 1: T294871
  • Nice to see edit response times coming back down to pre-spike levels 🎉
  • Last visual change increase on mobile Barack Obama production site, Facebook mobile production site and Obama desktop production site since Oct 1 but is most likely related to banner campaign. FYI, a noticeable layout shift involving the infobox happens on the mobile site which is related to T190083.
  • Looks ok, slight increase around Oct 1 for Barack Obama Desktop
  • edit response times have more than doubled since 9/13. Do editing know... if not let's create bug?
  • Didn't find a ticket so loggedT292082
  • VisualComplete99 [Obama, BC] is all over the place since Aug 16 though production seems relatively unaffected. Banner is running on both.

Please note anything significant on Reading/Web/Notable_incidents

NRay (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
Search performance dashboard

Looks good


  • Search Query to Render is lowering, looks good
  • Should we be concerned that Search Query to Render has been creeping up? - hard to say at this point as past 30 days has shown similar spike, will be interested to see next week's data

Note this is a new dashboard that displays the results of synthetic tests (not measuring real users) and is based on the work from T251544 . These metrics currently measure Vue and Legacy search performance on frwiki.

NRay (WMF) (talk) 22:31, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
Check talk pages Looks good, although noting that our documentation needs an update - Olga will try to get something out this week OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 16:27, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
Say something nice to a team member! 🎉 please output on Slack and update the date! :) Jdlrobson (talk) 16:38, 5 November 2021 (UTC)
Document notable events 🎉 Added sticky header milestone Jdlrobson (talk) 21:24, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Archived choresEdit

Design backlog ⚠️ yeaaa, the design backlog is overgrown. I will need to work on this a bit more over the next month or two. AHollender (WMF) (talk) 18:43, 10 March 2020 (UTC)
Review #mobile Archived. Now part of the dashboard chore.

Moved T290440 into Triaged column but previous Q still stands


Unsure if T290440 is specific to MinervaNeue or MobileFrontend

CMing (WMF) (talk) 3:46, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Logstash beta (credentials) ⚠️ Stopped working. Jdlrobson (talk) 16:09, 13 September 2021 (UTC)


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