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StevenJ81 (talkcontribs)

As you're probably aware, there's been a long-running RfC on Meta requesting broader community access to 2FA. On the whole, the community at Meta supports the proposal. The "oppose" side doesn't disagree in theory, but in practice cites difficulties on the technical side, and urges that wider implementation be delayed until technical issues are resolved. Can you or someone on the project provide some additional insight as to the current situation, preferably there on the Meta page? Many thanks.

Parent5446 (talkcontribs)

Hey, I'll take a look, but I have been kind of AWOL for a while now due to other commitments, so I may not be able to say much.

StevenJ81 (talkcontribs)

TY. Otherwise ping someone else you think might have insights.

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Parent5446 (talkcontribs)

This is to assert that I have control of my MediaWiki account, and that the request for disabling of Phabricator 2FA is valid.

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Persona / OpenBadges for Facebook Open Academy?

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi, I was wondering whether completing Extension:Persona and perhaps also prototyping OpenBadges could be a possible project for Facebook Open Academy. You could be the technical mentor, and perhaps DGarry_(WMF) could give a hand co-mentoring as light-product-manager and a bridge to WMF extra dev support, if needed. I think Persona is a very interesting project that opens the door to many possibilities. "Certified" badges for MediaWiki & Wikimedia tech contributors is my not-so-hidden long term agenda, as you know.  :) The good thing about th Open Academy setup is that we can declare intentions now, and then plan with them (as opposed to needing a whole plan defined in advance before committing). What do you think? PS: Dan, some background just in case.

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Parent5446 (talkcontribs)

Hey, sound like a good idea to me! Once the patch in gerrit is merged, basic Persona authentication will work. I'll make some bugs for stuff that needs to be fixed. I'm guessing OpenBadges should probably be a separate extension.

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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)
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Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi, a year ago you were interested in mentoring at Google Code-In. This week we are working on a proposal to participate this year (the deadline to submit proposals is October 28). We are basically compiling tasks for Code-in students and recruiting mentors for tasks and meta-mentors for areas. If you are interested get involved now. Thank you!

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Parent5446 (talkcontribs)

Hey, I'd love to but I'm a lot busier this semester than I was during the summer. So I'll have to bail this time around. Sorry.

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GSOC 2013 candidates missing one thing or two

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi, you are invited to the GSoC / OPW IRC AllHands meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 15:00 UTC (8:30pm IST, 8am PDT) at #wikimedia-office. We have done our best finding a time that works decently in as many timezones as possibles. Please confirm at so I can add you to the calendar invitation and I have your preferred email for other occasions. If you can't make it's fine, but let me know as well. We have left a notice to all students, but your help is welcome making sure yours is aware about it. Thank you!

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Status of development of Persona extension

AshLeDombos (talkcontribs)

Hi Parent5445 :)

I just wanted to know if you are continuing/planning to continue Persona MW extension development.

Thanks :)

Raphaël Jadot

Parent5446 (talkcontribs)


Yes! It's still experimental right now, but if you run into any bugs with the extension, you can file them in Bugzilla and I'll work on them (right now I believe the only issue with the extension is trying to log in over HTTP when $wgSecureLogin is turned on).

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

fwiw I'm thinking of exploring in the context of Wikimedia tech contributors. Persona integration would be one element...

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Parent5446 (talkcontribs)

That sounds awesome! I'd be willing to help with the development on that if you need.

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Nemo bis (talkcontribs)
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Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

On gerrit:140765 I agree we should focus on the matter at hand, but I want to reply to this bit:

Contrary to popular belief, the -2 button exists for a reason, and currently is my proper assessment of this patch. I don't see how it is "rude" at all

I don't think such a "popular belief" really exist: your intent is the right one for "-2" (unlike several other cases when it's been abused). You shouldn't take that "rude" personally: such a -2 will be perceived as rude by those who fail to see the existence of the code standard you assert to be defending; -2 is ideally not the tool to proclaim new standards.

For a superficial observer looking only at the (frequency of) comment authors and at the code review scores, yours will moreover look like a one-person crusade. Ideally a strong argument worth a -2 would be compelling enough not to need repetition; but of course things can't always be easy. For sure, your insistence helped surface what's the real big deal with the change, which wasn't stated in the commit message before I added it.

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Reviewing SwiftMailer extension

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