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Hello and welcome to the Technical Advice IRC Meeting - the weekly support meeting for volunteer developers on #wikimedia-tech connect!

The meeting takes place every Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm UTC.

Every Wednesday, two full-time developers are available to help you with all your questions about MediaWiki, gadgets, tools and more! This can be anything from "how to get started" over "who would be the best contact for X" to specific questions on your project.

We will try to help you as good as we can.

All questions are welcome! If you know already what you would like to discuss or ask, please add your topic to the next meeting, so that we can prepare the meeting or ask an expert for your issue to join if needed. Of course, it is always possible to check in spontaneously!

Next meeting on Wednesday, July 17 2019, 3 pm UTCEdit

 
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Join the meeting: #wikimedia-tech connect. If you are new to IRC, here are instructions for how it works.

Hosts/Mentors
@Lucas_WMDE (User:Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE))
@cscott (User:CAnanian (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German
Add your topic and name
If I can get unbanned on IRC following an enwiki socking incident, I'd like to ask about using the oauth api to get user ID and username in python. If not, might try Wikipedia:WP:Discord RhinosF1 (talk) 17:14, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
You may find most of the answer to this question in wikitech:Help:Toolforge/My first Flask OAuth tool. --BDavis (WMF) (talk) 22:47, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Want to visit your meeting in person. Question: 3D / html5 / WebGL in Wikipedia / Wikimedia - status, possibilities @MichaelRieseBerlin
Andreg-p: I need help for the Popups extension. I'm working on the phabricator ticket phab:T208758 and want to enable popups for mathematical expressions. I can generate the information for the popup via a SpecialPage.php. However, it turns out that the popup extension seems to avoid showing special pages. So I wonder if there is a reason why special pages should not be shown via popups. I try to enable the extension to do so, but in the end, the Popups extension uses Extension:TextExtracts and this extension itself fails to extract the text from special pages. Now I'm lost. I think there is a reason for this behaviour? Andreg-p (talk) 07:47, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Past meetingsEdit

July 10 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@amir1 (User:Ladsgroup)
@ottomata (User:Ottomata)
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July 03 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph_Jauera_(WMDE))
@nuria (User:NRuiz (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German, Spanish
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June 26, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@chiborg (User:Gabriel Birke (WMDE))
@milimetric (User:Milimetric (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German, Romanian
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June 19, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph_Jauera_(WMDE))
@amir1 (User:Ladsgroup)
Spoken languages
English, German, Persian
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June 12 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@Lucas_WMDE (User:Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE))
@tarrow (User:T Arrow)
Spoken languages
English, German
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June 5, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph_Jauera_(WMDE))
@bd808 (User:BDavis (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German
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May 29, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@awight (User:Adamw)
@tgr (User:Tgr (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, Hungarian
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May 22, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@alaa_wmde (User:Alaa Sarhan (WMDE))
@nuria (User:NRuiz (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, Arabic, Spanish
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May 8, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@tgr (User:Tgr (WMF))
@chiborg (User:Gabriel Birke (WMDE))
Spoken languages
English, German, Hungarian
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May 1, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@James_F (User:Jdforrester (WMF))
@mooeypoo (User:MSchottlender-WMF)
Spoken languages
English, Hebrew
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April 24, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph_Jauera_(WMDE))
@amir1 (User:Ladsgroup)
Spoken languages
English, German
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April 17, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@chiborg (User:Gabriel Birke (WMDE))
@milimetric (User:Milimetric (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German, Romanian
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April 10, 2019, 3pm UTCEdit

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@amir1 (User:Ladsgroup)
@subbu (User:SSastry (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, Persian, Hindi, Kannada
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April 3 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph_Jauera_(WMDE))
@zeljkof (User:ZFilipin (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German, Hrvatski
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March 27 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@milimetric (User:Milimetric (WMF))
@chiborg (User:Gabriel Birke (WMDE))
Spoken languages
English, German, Romanian
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March 20 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@halfak (User:Halfak (WMF))
@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph_Jauera_(WMDE))
Spoken languages
English, German
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March 13 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@nuria (User:NRuiz (WMF))
@Thiemo_WMDE (User:Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE))
Spoken languages
English, German, Spanish
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Preannounced topics
RhinosF1 on IRC (not sure when I'll get on):
  • New porn age verification rules in UK.
I've asked WMF Legal for their stance
  • How to monitor pages and some permissions logs via IRC
RhinosF1 (talk) 21:28, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

March 6 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

Hosts/Mentors
@milimetric (User:Milimetric (WMF))
@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph Jauera (WMDE))
Spoken languages
English, German, Romanian
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February 27 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@bmansurov (User:Bmansurov (WMF))
@Thiemo_WMDE (User:Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE))
Spoken languages
English, Uzbek, Korean, German
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February 20 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@Tonina_WMDE (User:Tonina Zhelyazkova (WMDE))
@tgr (User:Tgr (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, Bulgarian, Hungarian
Preannounced topics
Determining wiki identifiers in a wiki family environment. (wfWikiId vs $wgDBName, and what about setups that rely on table prefixes?) Mainframe98 talk 19:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Additionally, if there's time left: setting ref="noopener" on OOUI buttons when using target="_blank" for an external domain. It's recommended on Wikimedia Security Team/Security reviews/What we are looking for, but doesn't seem possible.
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February 13 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@milimetric (User:Milimetric (WMF))
@amir1 (User:Ladsgroup)
Spoken languages
English, Persian
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February 06 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@Thiemo_WMDE (User:Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE))
@CindyCicaleseWMF (User:CCicalese (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German
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January 30 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@amir1 (User:Ladsgroup)
@Thiemo_WMDE (User:Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE))
Spoken languages
English, Persian, German
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January 23 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

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@Thiemo_WMDE (User:Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE))
@nuria (User:NRuiz (WMF))
Spoken languages
English, German
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January 16 2019, 4 pm UTCEdit

Hosts/Mentors
@CFisch_WMDE (User:Christoph_Jauera_(WMDE))
@addshore (User:Addshore)
Spoken languages
English, German
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Logs of the Technical Advice IRC Meetings of the year 2018 are in the archive.