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

Chore Status Notes Last updated
Who's on chore duty next? Alex NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Schedule/OOO Olga: April 6-11 (vacation)

Sam: April 13-17 (also vacay)

NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Browser tests 🍌 NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Logstash Looks okay for last 3 days and lots of infobox errors.

There was a lot of noise so spent most of my time filtering out irrelevant noise (citoid, abuse filter). I also added Vector since we should now be watching that repo more closely.

  • Some reports of "Failed executing job: categoryMembershipChange" but not many lately.
NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Logstash beta (credentials) Many notices (see above).

Many notices relating to page previews with no helpful message body.

Niedzielski (talk) 14:19, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
MobileFormatter lead paragraph transform alerts Highest from last 7 days was 17/24hrs on April 5

Please don't delete this line: A normal error rate is around < 25 per 24 hrs.

NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
EventLogging validation errors No results found

These messages are being automatically excluded:

  • T216063: "Extra data: line 1 column C..."
  • T212330: "User Agent string length (L) longer than the allowed 800 chars" as well as odd webHost values (e.g. and
NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Review dashboard Phuedx (WMF) (talk) 16:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Review #mobile Nothing


Moved T192250 to triaged

NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Check volunteer patches on Phab

Patches that are not in the sprint

- (From Volker, in backlog)

- (From JR, targetting next MediaWiki release)

- (From Demian, low priority)

- (From Demian, low priority)

Jdlrobson (talk) 16:49, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
Check volunteer patches on Gerrit ⚠️


Phuedx (WMF) (talk) 16:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Review the Reading Web Backlog ⚠️

becoming a bit messy.
  • Unsure of what to do with phab:T246214
  • Moved phab:T246161 to needs analysis
  • Added some comments on other tasks in needs priority that will help with prioritization
  • Moved phab:T245275 to triaged but future
  • Moved the RfCs to epics/goals because it seemed like a more appropriate place
NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Ensure goals are current

Looks good, now includes epics for collapsible sidebar: phab:T245734 OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 10:59, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
Performance Active banner campaigns are listed at Special:CentralNotice. Readers Web performance dashboards are listed here.
Page previews dashboard looks OK.


Looks ok Previously: Expanded default query to span 30days as it's easy to see anomalies. p95 API response time, Median TTP, and p75 TTP doubled from 1/13 for a span of ~7 hours but then returned to normal

NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

generic dashboard

⚠️ No change from below.

- Minerva client error seems to be jumping between 22-10k/min since March 21. - Minerva client error rate still hovers between 6-10k/min. This seems to be the new norm. - The Minerva client error rate is a little higher than normal (5-15K/min on average) since the deploy on the 9th Jan (before that 5-8k/min). Might relate to caching changes in drawer and menu changes so probably worth further investigation.

NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
mobile performance dashboard ⚠️ Some weird looking spikes on beta cluster Obama page that jump up to > 1 min for some metrics (lastVisualChange, etc) but then settle back down.


Rapid oscillation of timing and speed indices since about Feb 1. Since Feb 29th, speed indices sure have gotten nice and smooth.

On 12th February release 1kb of additional CSS was shipped on mobile site due to banner campaign (see Reading/Web/Notable incidents)

BetaCluster CSS shot up 4KB on Jan 12 due to but that's now fixed.

Since 9  Jan speed index, fully loaded and first paint, visual complete, last visual change on Barack Obama page in production have worsened. Some even more so with the subsequent deploy. Could relate to main menu changes so created spike: T243105

1kb bump in CSS (likely due to the main menu changes). This seems to have increased first paint by 0.4s on 3G. Also seeming a bump in visual complete and speed index score. Too early to tell how this impacts NavigationTiming,

Speedindex 3G took a big hit on December 2. Fundraising campaign?

The graphs monitoring mobile Barack Obama have been a bit funky over the past month. Nothing alarming. A big spike in visual complete for the 99 percentile. A modest .1-.2kb increase in CSS was recorded on the 29th October.

All lines in right places but still unaccounted for regression in first paint ( I've documented on Notable incidents

Sept 27: Still the same performance regression noticed on 5th. No resolution and moving median suggests that it was a real regression. CSS/JS more or less the same.

Sept 9: Continuing to notice regression in lastVisualChange, etc. Seems related to below Sept 5: Big regression in first paint

NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
beta cluster dashboard looks good NRay (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Check talk pages ⚠️ Still need to reply to some of the comments on the talk page. OVasileva (WMF) (talk) 10:59, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
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)
Say something nice to a team member! 🎉 Seconding what Jon wrote: Thank you Jazmin for keeping us organized! Phuedx (WMF) (talk) 16:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Document notable events Up to date Niedzielski (talk) 14:49, 26 March 2020 (UTC)


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