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Test something for me?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Krenair (talkcontribs)

Hi Sherry, hope you're well and coping with this bizarre new world.

I did "Find the section heading, "How can we make this article better?" but located two different headings with that name.

I tried pushing the visual part a bit by trying to add RTL Language text and that didn't seem to work out, but then I'm a dumb monolingual Brit who doesn't know any RTL languages and has no idea how to type RTL. :)

I figured to ping someone I could type @ followed by their name, or {{ and the Ping template. Speaking of which there doesn't appear to be a UI for template use but you can trigger it by typing {{ anyway.

Trying to change the ping to your username with the space was hard until I realised I should click the suggestion in the UI instead of trying to type it to the end.

Other than the above, which is probably partially a result of me knowing too many ways to break things, it went well.

Thanks. Alex

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks, Alex. I asked you specifically because you know more than most people. I really appreciate it.

They've kept most (all? I'm not sure) of the keyboard shortcuts for the visual editor, which I'll find handy. I want them in the wikitext mode, too (at least for links).

The world on my side of the ocean feels a little bizarre right now. I've been thinking about doubling times: We closed everything down because there were X cases in the area and that was terribly risky, right? And now there are 2X, and in a while there will be 4X, and that is when we want to tell people that it's okay to re-open their shops and go back to work and school? If X was bad (and I think it was), then why isn't the prospect of 8X and 16X giving them nightmares?

ESanders (WMF) (talkcontribs)

> Trying to change the ping to your username with the space was hard until I realised I should click the suggestion in the UI instead of trying to type it to the end.

What's the key sequence you were expecting would work here @Krena<space> or something?

Krenair (talkcontribs)

@Whatamidoing (WMF): yeah... I don't feel strongly about it, it just seems a little odd to not have the UI for some things but keep the keyboard shortcuts for it.

Also, wow, exponentially increasing cases sounds scary, take care.

@ESanders (WMF): Hey Ed, so I think I was trying @Whatamidoing (WMF) and assumed that once I got to the end of the username (which the suggestions recognised) it'd automatically convert the text into a ping, but this didn't work and I had to click the suggestion. I think at first I assumed this was due to the presence of the space messing things up or something, but actually I think it happens with all usernames and that's just how it's supposed to work?

I guess one thing is if you begin to type the name, you'll see suggestions with opportunities to click (or hit enter) which will turn the text into a ping, but if you keep typing and type the full username, the suggestions disappear and you can't turn it into a ping anymore.

PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

...I think I was trying @Whatamidoing (WMF) and assumed that once I got to the end of the username (which the suggestions recognised) it'd automatically convert the text into a ping, but this didn't work and I had to click the suggestion

@Krenair thank you for noting this and for giving the tool a try.

Are you able to give this ticket (T253710) a quick read to make sure it accurately and exhaustively describes what you experienced?

Krenair (talkcontribs)
ESanders (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That's weird. Did you just insert normal <sup> text?

Krenair (talkcontribs)

I think so, I just went to try to reproduce it but there's no visual mode now?

Krenair (talkcontribs)
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How we will see unregistered users

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Please participate in discussion on updated "Enforcement issues" text

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Inactive bot account

DannyS712 (talkcontribs)
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Access to security issues

DannyS712 (talkcontribs)

Hi. I was wondering if there is an established method to request access to specific restricted tasks? I was hoping to be able to see phab:T241950 (saw this edit you made). Please let me know. Thanks, --DannyS712

Krenair (talkcontribs)

I think normally you just ask someone with existing access to add you and they decide it based on need, trust, etc.

In this case I expect to request that task be made public soon though.

DannyS712 (talkcontribs)

Would you be willing to let me see it? I'd like to know if I need to avoid anything in my scripting...

Krenair (talkcontribs)

I don't think anyone extra needs to be added there right now, there's nothing new in there. You can probably figure out what was wrong based on the edit.

DannyS712 (talkcontribs)

I'm guessing script injection, but I guess I'll just wait and see

Krenair (talkcontribs)

Hi, FYI it's public now.

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Problem The title "Translations:Extension:GoogleLogin/Page display title/fr" has been banned from creation

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

hi I trapped in 'The title "Translations:Extension:GoogleLogin/Page display title/fr" has been banned from creation. It matches the following blacklist entry: " .*g+(o+)g+le?\S?((?!Summer of Code\/\d{4})|(?!Code-in\/\d{4})).*" can you look at my discussion please : https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:V2za6k6gxxt5wskv

Thank you

Christian Wia (talk) 20:31, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Krenair (talkcontribs)

ack, responding on P:CI thread

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

.... sorry i m back but with categories now / see the thread

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)
Krenair (talkcontribs)

(see main topic)

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Tomybrz (talkcontribs)

Hello Krenair,

I request translation admin right to mark template (exemple : {{Uw-Vandalism1}}) for translation (and also other page for minor edit, like OOUI icon change ect..) Thanks.

Krenair (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure if we'd want talk page templates to be translated?

Tomybrz (talkcontribs)

(Oh yeah i forgot flow is bad for translation template, forget my request. regards)

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

@Tomybrz: You can assign translationadmin to yourself anyway...

Tomybrz (talkcontribs)

😶 Sorry for the inconvenience.

PedroPinto (talkcontribs)

Hello. I like ur posts! could you please do me a favor? 😀 My Friend Taher is in a contest and he needs some help. He´s participating in Wiki loves africa contest and he would definitely appreciate if you vote for his photo if you like it.PHOTO 28 .Would you please go to this link: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Africa_2016/Community_Prize_Selection and please click "Edit sign" next to the letter of *PHOTO 28* below, and then add your vote at the end of the pragraph and click save.Thank you much.

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Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for giving me the translate admin right :)

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