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Is it allowed to talk non-wikipedia development topic in Phabricator?

Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Covered in phab:T215688

Zoglun (talkcontribs)

We (Moegirlpedia) would like to use Phabricator to track our MediaWiki development progress. But not all the needs related to Mediawiki/Wikipeida.

Jira is a good choice for software development too, but it's private oriented design and price are problem.

Can we use Phabricator to track non-Wikipedia development project?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The Wikimedia instance of Phabricator is meant for any Wikimedia-related activity so I'm afraid this is out of scope. Though I am curious what "your MW development process" implies - would that be relevant to upstream?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Maybe I misunderstood - if this is not about tracking all your tasks in a dedicated project but about tagging some tasks of interest for you, then this is totally fine. Is this the same as phab:T215688 ?

Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Herald has always been a restricted app, not "now" only. See mw:Phabricator/Help/Herald Rules for more info.

Wargo (talkcontribs)

Why Herald is now restricted app?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It always has been. The potential for abuse is very high, and "normal" use slows down the system for every other user, so needs to be limited.

Wargo (talkcontribs)

What are story points?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)
ZI Jony (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Request for name change in Phabricator

Hispano76 (talkcontribs)

Hello, I request my Phabricator account from Wiki-1776 to Hispano76

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Hispano76 (talkcontribs)

adding a comment without subscribing to a task

Roy17 (talkcontribs)

Is it possible? I wont be helpful other than reporting my observation, so I dont want to subscribe each time I leave my first comment on a task.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Summary by 范



Hi, I need to sign the new confidentiality agreements in Phabricator and I've lost my phone.

My account name is "Fan", and the user committed identity on my user page is [REDACTED].


Greg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Your 2FA is now removed. I trust you have updated your committed identity phrase to something new now. Thank you for your patience.



Greg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I have emailed the OTRS volunteers to confirm the validity of this request, just to be safe (since you are an OTRS volunteer and your committed identity secret phrase is now public). I have also tracked this in Phabricator itself:

Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Unused Phab account deleted, so the user can re-register with a correct email address

Pedrohoneto (talkcontribs)

Hi. I accidentally entered a wrong email address when I create my account in Phabricator, so I cannot verify it. What can I do to change the email? The username is "Pedrohoneto".

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I deleted the unused Phabricator account Pedrohoneto. Please feel free to re-register.

Alex brollo (talkcontribs)

I can'l login into Phabricator with my user name Alex_brollo, login form replaces underscore with a space then it complains for an incorrect user name (of course....). When I try to login by mediawiki account, login form complaints about tha fact that an user exists using the same email (of course...).

How can I login?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Login form for LDAP does not replace underscore with a space here (Firefox 64).

After which exact last steps does this happen? With which exact browser? Does that also happen with another browser?

BrolloBot (talkcontribs)

I'm using Maxthor, a light browse running in an old PC with Windows XP (the modern died suddenly, I'm waiting for its resuscitation..); I'll try with Chrome or Firefox, but both aren't happy to run under XP. Let's try.....

Alex brollo (talkcontribs)

Try with Chrome failed, I asked for a new password, no success.... Strangely, in cnfirmation mail my user name is defined as "Alex brollo", while it is "Alex_brollo". Many years ago, when I registered my MediaWiki user name (Alex brollo), I didn't know that a space into an username is a bad idea....

(PS: obviously BrolloBot is another my username for my bot account, I tried to login with it too with no success).

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

"asked for a new password" where and how exactly? What does "no success" mean? No email received, or email received and password entered (on which website) but some error (which one?) on Phabricator?

Please be clear and exact. Thanks!

Alex brollo (talkcontribs)

I apologyze.

New try using Firefox, after central login with my main user name Alex brollo.

As I click on the left button "Login or Register Mediawiki", at, an OAuth popup opens; I click on "Allow" button; a page "Create new account" opens, user name "Alex_brollo", when I try to fill required fields (email) and click "Register" the page tells that both user name and email are duplicated.

Then I tried to ask a new password for LDAP user Alex_brollo and I got a mail from Wikitech, with a temporary password for user "Alex brollo" (no underscore!):

"The following user account is associated with this email address:

Username: Alex brollo

Temporary password: " (follows a password)

I tried LDAP login with that username (both with space and with underscore) and the new password: both username and password are "Invalid".

I'm sure that previusly I contrbuted to Phabricator by mediawiki login with no problem; presently I'm so confused (and frustrated!) that I can't remember if I have, or I have not, a LDAP account.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You cannot have been active in Phabricator by mediawiki login before because you have not attached your MediaWiki user account to your Phabricator account - see So your only option is LDAP/wikitech login.

As you received a temporary password, did you log in on with that temporary password to set a non-temporary password before trying that password on Phabricator?

Alex brollo (talkcontribs)

Ok. I successfully log in into with temporary password, then I set a new password, ok, then I successfully log in into Phabricator using the new password. Thanks for your time and for your help.

Anthony Appleyard (talkcontribs)

My Wikipedia username, and many other Wikipedia users' usernames, also contain a space which sometimes morphs into an underline.

Summary last edited by Quiddity 07:44, 17 February 2019 2 months ago

Change your browser settings or see phab:T26739 and phab:T91201

Nandedamana (talkcontribs)


I find the default font size of almost all Wikipedia portals too small on my 22" Full HD monitor with Firefox 63 desktop browser. I know that font size is a personal preference, but there is *no option to set the preferred font size* (with the help of cookies) either. A quick search for 'font size' on Phabricator dumps a list, but I'm not sure which entry I should be following. Could you please help me find *the* bug report regarding my concern (if one exists)?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, once the font size has been changed in the web browser, most modern browsers (including Firefox 63) remember the font size per website the next time you visit that website. Hence I personally don't see any reason for introducing such a preference anymore.

The task you're probably looking for is

Quiddity (talkcontribs)
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