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Please rename my account

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H78c67c (talkcontribs)

Please rename my Phabricator account Hello903hello to H78c67c, consistent with my current username. Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, done!

Weblars (talkcontribs)

Hello,

Regarding this task on Phabricator I would like to add a piece of information that might help finding a solution. I can see on other tasks that adding a comment should be possible, but I can't find a way to do it.

Should I perhaps use the "Edit Task" link to the right?

I'm the creator of a duplicate task that has been merged into this one.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Weblars (talkcontribs)

Yes, of course. Thanks

please rename my user name

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AyushiJain22 (talkcontribs)

please rename my name from AyushiJain22 to AayushiPorwal.

thanks!

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Pseudo Classes (talkcontribs)

I'd like to apply for renaming my username on Phabricator from "Pseudo_Classes" to "AiryKitten". Thanks.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done.

Pseudo Classes (talkcontribs)
Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Unrelated to Phabricator and off-topic here

Ayour2002 (talkcontribs)

Hello , i want to change the script converter of " Wp/shi " , now it have "Tifinagh to Latin" converter but since we worked with the latin scrpt, we need to change the script converter to "Latin to Tifinagh".

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Ayour2002 Hi, this help page is about help with Phabricator. I don't know what "Wp/shi" is. Please bring up your question in a support forum instead. If this is related to Wikipedia, see for example https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech Also, please summarize the topic in the topic line, instead of writing "I need help", so people have an idea what the topic is. Thanks!

Œ̷͠²ð·¨´´̢́̕͘³͏¯̞̗ (talkcontribs)

Hello, I would like my phabricator account to be deleted. Link to my account: My phabricator username and Wikimedia username don't match because I got renamed on Wikimedia. I created my phabricator account years ago and I won't use it ever again. I would prefere deletion of the phabricator account over renaming. According to Phabricator/Help#Troubleshooting "...we can delete your account..." account deletion is technically possible, but I can't find the option to delete my account in the phabricator gui so could you please delete it for me? Thanks!

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi, that Phabricator account has had activity, so it is not possible to delete it. It could be renamed though.

Œ̷͠²ð·¨´´̢́̕͘³͏¯̞̗ (talkcontribs)

Too bad. In that case, could you rename it to my Wikimedia username Œ̷͠²ð·¨´´̢́̕͘³͏¯̞̗ please? (just copy-paste the text)

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Œ̷͠²ð·¨´´̢́̕͘³͏¯̞̗ (talkcontribs)

Oh sry I didn't know that. Could you rename my account to "renamed_user" then please? My main request is for my old username to disappear, so if even that name is not possible you can just type in random letters or numbers. Sorry for the late reply (I was afk) and thank you for your patience.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Please can my username on Phabricator be changed from Mrjohncummings to John Cummings?

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John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Hi

Several years ago I changed my username from Mrjohncummings to John Cummings, but this didn't switch for Phabricator, please could someone change it for me?

Thanks very much

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Yes that would be fine, thanks very much for your help

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
John Cummings (talkcontribs)

Thanks very much indeed, I feel like a new man :)

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

Hi, can someone please explain how "Priority" works, as it determines how soon a task is fixed. What is the meaning of "reflects reality and does not cause it"? Thank you.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Akmaie Ajam: T210224 is a discussion about reverting T121995 which happened in 2015. It might have a different priority because someone has decided to work on T210224. In any case, the "Priority" field often does not change much, and sometimes is "wishful thinking" what we would like to avoid. Whether someone plans to work on a task is more relevant.

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

So, the task priority stays on Low (or Needs Triage), no matter the actual priority/importance, until someone decides to work in the task?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Akmaie Ajam Priorities or "importance" for you or a community unfortunately can differ from priorities of the limited number of developers, or priorities which need to balance the needs of hundreds of Wikimedia communities.

If you think that there are reasons why a certain task should have a higher priority compared to the priorities of many other open existing tasks out there, feel free to elaborate in the corresponding task. Thanks! ( Furthermore, raising the priority of a task won't change anything, as long as nobody plans to work on a task, but I guess I explained that before.)

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

What is the definition of "affects normal, everyday work significantly" and "contrived examples or problems that only appear under unlikely circumstances"? Does FlaggedRevs meet the former or the latter criteria? (Note: It affects the unregistered readers, which makes up most of users of Wikipedia)

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

There is no priority for "affects normal, everyday work significantly" as that's not describing priority (urgency) but describing impact (severity). These are different things...

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't think I can provide a clear "definition" for what you wrote. In my understanding of the term "definition" it is already a definition.

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

Maniphest query by specific task IDs

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MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It used to be possible to query a field in Maniphest with comma-separated task IDs. I can't find this field anymore. I recall that there are some workarounds that generate this field (for instance, it used to be that bulk jobs showed it), but I have failed to reproduce them. Is this field available? It's useful, for instance, when someone is tracking tasks in, say, a spreadsheet, and wants to bulk-change specific tasks that are otherwise hard to query.

MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)
MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Update! (Thanks for reading, you're the best audience ever).


I followed the error code and assumed it was looking for an integer, and the "T" in the task ID was the problem. Lo and behold, removing that makes it work. :)


I wonder if I should make a Phab task (or few) to clean this up? For example, exposing the IDs field normally, or generating error pages that are easier to understand, etc.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
MBinder (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Cool cool. Is that already documented somewhere, or should I make something anew?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Off-topic here as this talk page is about using Phabricator; not on-wiki configuration or software development priorities

Akmaie Ajam (talkcontribs)

Hi, I'm Akmaie Ajam. Why it takes so long to replace FlaggedRevs? In https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T210224, it just takes setting wgFlaggedRevsOverride to true. Why it takes a year or more to do it (The patch was open, but I don't see a FlaggedRevs alert like in the Indonesian Wikipedia)? I have a discussion in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T172838, about replacing FlaggedRevs with the system in the English Wikipedia. The reason I'm posting here is that there is so many revisions that have been delayed, and FlaggedRevs applies to most articles (I think). The Indonesian Wikipedia is just too large for FlaggedRevs; I think FlaggedRevs is only suitable for wikis with under 10,000 articles. Unlike the Hungarian Wikipedia, where the opinions are mixed, the Indonesian Wikipedia has voted overwhelmingly in favor of replacing FlaggedRevs (95%) (https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Permohonan_pendapat/Penerapan_perubahan_tertunda_dan_pengguna_terkonfirmasi_lanjutan). It sat closed (by Urbanecm) for 3 years and then I reopened it. I'm looking for developers that can replace FlaggedRevs. Thank you for reading.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Akmaie Ajam Hi, the Phabricator/Help page is for questions how to use the Wikimedia Phabricator website and software. For specific topics which are related to some task in Phabricator, please bring them up in that task in Phabricator: Comments in Phabricator should be directly related to fixing the task. For thoughts unrelated to the topic of the task (for example, meta-level discussions on priorities in general or on whether a new extension is wanted) should go to the appropriate mailing lists, wiki talk pages, or separate reports. For general information about software development priorities, see Bug management/Development prioritization. Thanks!

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