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What should I do

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Salgo60 (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Salgo60 (talkcontribs)

" intentionally " No

  • when it was created I guess I spoke with people at WMSE and that was the way the told me
    • now I feel they want it to be separated
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Salgo60 (talkcontribs)

I have connected > 10 Wikidata properties and use Phabricator to track communication with external sources and things to do,..


Properties requested:

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 Hi, not sure why there is a list of Wikidata properties...Could you please explain what these two specific projects in Phabricator are specifically for? They currently lack project descriptions. Thanks!

Salgo60 (talkcontribs)

I have requested to create them and use Phabricator to track activities regarding them and other things.... you asked why we added activities on Phabricator...

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 Hi, I did not ask why you add activities on Phabricator (that's fine and very welcome, and it is meant to track activities, in general)... I asked what the two specific project tags that you added in Phabricator are about. The project tags do not have a description, but project tags should have a description. Currently only you know what a project tag called "so9q" is about, but nobody else knows. Same problem with the project tag called "Magnus Sälgö". Please see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T272137 - thanks! :)

Salgo60 (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 It seems that these two project tags are User projects (see Phabricator/Project management#Types of Projects )?

In that case they should follow the guidelines (icon, color), they should follow the naming scheme, they should have a description anyways (please always add project descriptions when creating projects, so other people can understand what a project is about, as Phabricator is a public place)?

Also, "so9q" is a subproject of the project "Magnus Sälgö". "Magnus Sälgö" is a subproject of the project "WMSE". Is that a mistake?

So9q (talkcontribs)

Hi, I get a permission error when trying to edit the description.

I'm gonna migrate to github projects and tell magnus to remove the project when I'm done.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, there is no concept of removing projects themselves in Phab (except for removing project tags from tasks). Maybe this is about archiving?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Salgo60 Hi, could you answer my previous questions please? Thanks a lot!

Salgo60 (talkcontribs)
  • "Magnus Sälgö" is a subproject of the project "WMSE". Is that a mistake?
    • yes/no was just a way to move away his tasks from "my" backlog
  • It seems that these two project tags are User projects
    • yes
  • they should have a description anyways
  • subproject of "WMSE"
    • that was said ok when was created but I guess they dont want that....
So9q (talkcontribs)

I'm done migrating now. You can delete my board and all my tasks.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
So9q (talkcontribs)

Mass close sounds good to me.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Unable to receive verification email.

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Rohitesh Kumar Jain (talkcontribs)

Hi,

I am unable to receive a verification email for my email Id rohiteshkumarjain@gmail.com while creating an account on Phabricator, I have tried send another email option, waited for a day, and checked all of my mails along with the spam folder still I haven't received it yet. I want to say that pls either deactivate my Rohitesh20, which I created using the rohiteshkumarjain@gmail.com or pls check why I am not receiving the mail. I have also checked that I have entered the correct email Id.


Best,

Rohitesh.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi Rohitesh, sorry for those problems. I am not aware of any mail server problems on our side. Admins can delete Phab user accounts if the accounts have not been used, if that is wanted. Disabling an account is also possible but I don't see which problem that should solve?

Rohitesh Kumar Jain (talkcontribs)

Actually I wasn't aware that the Wikimedia SUL and LDAP accounts are two differnet entities. I ended up creating multiple accounts on LDAP and SUL, because was confused that why am I not able to login.


When I went through the documentation I realised that, both SUL and LDAP accounts should be connected to a single phabricator account, and connecting an LDAP account to phabricator is important in order to contribute to the wikimedia.


I created one Phabricator account Rohitesh-Kumar-Jain (Rohitesh) with email id "thekumarjain@gmail.com" (which is also my SUL account), I created another Phabricator account with LDAP account: Rohitesh20 username : rk-jain, email : rohiteshkumarjain@gmail.com.


So now I want to link my gerrit account with Roihtesh20 (username : rk-jain), I am getting a message that my account is linked to another phabricator account. So according to the documentation, to solve this problem I should detach my Rohitesh20 from the phabricator account so that I can connect it to the phabricator where I have connected my SUL account. But I am not able to detach my Rohitesh20 LDAP account from the phabricator as I am not recieveing any confirmaiton email despite the email address being correct. That's why I wanted you to delete my phabricator where I have connected my LDAP account.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

After verifying, this all makes sense. :) I've deleted the unusd Phabricator account called Rohitesh20. Hope that helps!

Rohitesh Kumar Jain (talkcontribs)

Thanks for deleting that account, I have now connected both the SUL and the LDAP account to a single Phabricator account.

Thank you for your super fast replies and help. Hopefully, I will be able to do something meaningful with this Phabricator account : )

Summary by -akko

done

-akko (talkcontribs)

My Phabricator username is Qingyuzhe. I want it to sync with my current username.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, I've renamed the account.

Can we have a list of most used tags and usernames when we click the textbox?

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Dvpita (talkcontribs)

I usually create tickets with the same tags and usernames, would it be possible to have a drop-down with the most used ones before I start writing so I can just pick them?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

What image size configurations can we use on phab?

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Dvpita (talkcontribs)

I usually use `size=full` but sometimes something smaller would be better but I could never find this information anywhere. is there a way to use "small" or "fit" or "90%" ?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Koderdev (talkcontribs)

Hi, Could you please rename my username to dnouv? Thank you!

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi! Done on Phabricator.

How can I edit the code of Phabricator

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TKsdik8900 (talkcontribs)

Hello. I am a beginner in Phabricator. I want to edit the code on this page because the translation of that page was wrong, but I couldn't find 'Edit' in that page. How can I do that? Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
TKsdik8900 (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

MediaWiki User – Phabricator

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Patrik L. (talkcontribs)

Hello, I was renamed from "Patriccck" to "Patrik L." here at Wikimedia projects. How can I change "MediaWiki User" here? Thanks in advance.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Patrik L. (talkcontribs)

I am just wondering if and how can I change "MediaWiki User", see screenshot to "Patrik L.". I decided I will keep my nickname at Phabricator due to restricted whitespaces.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That's... weird. I don't know technical details, but I've seen it updated automatically on Phab profiles in the past. Not sure what's (not) happening here.

The only quick way that comes to my mind is to connect your LDAP/Wikitech/Gerrit to your Phab account, then disconnect your old MediaWiki/OAuth/SUL account, and then connect your new MediaWiki/OAuth/SUL account: Phabricator/Help#Using your Wikimedia developer account

NSkaggs (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'm trying to ensure I'm alerted to direct mentions of my name (someone using @nskaggs) on tickets. Filtering mail doesn't seem to always work, and it would be useful to see these directly in the UI as well. Any advice or strategy on filtering for username mentions?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@NSkaggs (WMF) Hi, I'm not aware of any good way (like a list) in the web UI. One could query tasks for stuff like body:@nskaggs or comment:@nskaggs but that wouldn't allow sorting results by the date of these mentions.

How exactly do you filter mail?

MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I recognize that you asked about the UI, but if it helps, here is how I filter email, which works well for me (with the caveat that I like using email):

Filter:






How is this possible? With X-Stamps. Most email clients stash Phab email data in the header of the email, and you can point to that data. Gmail, however, strips it out, so you have to tell Phabricator to be explicit and put the data into the email itself. This also is required for filtering to work, since Gmail's filtering options are limited to a few simple searches. X-Stamps look something like this:








To get this into your Phab emails, change your settings here:

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/settings/panel/emailformat/

and set Send Stamps to Mail Headers and Body.

After that, you can tell Gmail to filter on things like your @mentions. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Phabricator/Help/Managing_mail for more info, and https://secure.phabricator.com/book/phabricator/article/mail_rules/ for more more info. This part is especially relevant:

When writing filter rules against mail stamps in Gmail, you should quote any filters you want to apply. For example, specify rules like this, with quotes:

"author(@alice)"

Note that Gmail will ignore some symbols when matching mail against filtering rules, so you can get false positives if the body of the message includes text like author alice (the same words in the same order, without the special symbols).

You'll also get false positives if the message body includes the text of a mail stamp explicitly in a normal text field like a summary, description, or comment.

There's no way to avoid these false positives other than using a different client with support for more powerful filtering rules, but these false positives should normally be uncommon.

Hope that helps, please ask any questions you may have. :)

NSkaggs (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Many thanks to both of you. @MBinder (WMF) I too would prefer an email based solution, and your description is perfect and should solve my problem! Fingers crossed on the next direct mention!

Phabricator account disabled

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Summary by Alejabo

The account was restored. Thank you!

Alejabo (talkcontribs)

Hello, my phabricator account was disabled and I don't know the reason. Can you please enable it back? Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Alejabo Hi, there is no Phabricator account associated with your MediaWiki.org username. If you think there is, then please provide more information, e.g. a link to that account. Thanks!

Alejabo (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Ah, thanks. I don't remember the exact reasons, but that (at that time new) account's only edit was changing the Priority of a task without any explanation, see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T257066#6523665 , so this didn't look very constructive. :)

Alejabo (talkcontribs)

Oh! I'm sorry. That was a mistake. I didn't even know about that change. Is there any chance that you restore my account?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the explanation! Sure, I have now enabled your account again.

Alejabo (talkcontribs)

Thank you so much!

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