A barnstar for you!

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I'd like to thank you for all the hard work you've been putting into submitting patches to the operations/mediawiki-config repository on Gerrit.

It it thanks to your involvement that people from the many Wikimedia projects do not have to wait endlessly for configuration changes to be deployed, and I'd just like to let you know that people appreciate it :-)

I hope that you'll be able to maintain your current level of activity, and continue making requesting configuration changes a pleasant and swift experience.

Again, thanks for your involvement! odder (talk) 18:57, 20 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Aw, thanks! :) Before the config files were in Git, I would come across easy site request bugs that had been sitting there for months with no action, and feel really sorry for the communities whose requests were being ignored.
And of course you've been doing a few too, so it's a team effort :) This, that and the other (talk) 09:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Sie erhalten einen Orden!

  Der Beitragsorden
Heiya TTO, thank you for working on the manuals about configuration settings. You made great improvement. I appreciate a lot that you are doing this! Cheers -- [[kgh]] (talk) 17:15, 17 February 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! In many cases the $wg setting pages were filled with outdated or just plain wrong information, and some settings even lacked documentation entirely. So I thought it would be a useful thing for MediaWiki end users. I'm glad you appreciate it. This, that and the other (talk) 22:18, 17 February 2014 (UTC)Reply
You are welcome. I utterly agree with you and this is why I very much appreciate you work. I am only doing this occasionally in case a manual is really messed up. :| I even changed the skin to be able to award the barnstar. Forgot about changing the user language though. However, it took my some "trouble" to award so you can imagine it's value. Cheers and keep on "fighting"! :) --[[kgh]] (talk) 09:19, 18 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at mediawiki.org


Hello. I'm sending this to you, because you've been one of the top 50 users of LQT on mediawiki.org over the last 360 days,[1] and I wanted to make sure that you'd seen the announcement at Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at mediawiki.org. There are links in the topic-summary at the top, for other discussions (wikitech-l and Project:Current_issues), and a link to the planned process and timeline (scheduled to begin April 6, with smaller conversions at first). Please do test Flow out at Talk:Sandbox if you haven't tried it recently, and give any feedback/suggestions/requests at that main discussion location. Much thanks, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 00:07, 28 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

  The Technical Barnstar
A barnstar for all your work for MediaWiki and mediawiki.org! :) Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 12:36, 5 October 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Florian! I tend to focus on relatively unloved areas, like import, interwiki linking, and change tagging, which fly under the radar of most people. So I don't expect any thanks for my work, but when it does come I really appreciate it. I should also say that your work on MediaWiki hasn't gone unnoticed, so let me take the opportunity to thank you for your contributions to the project. This, that and the other (talk) 00:57, 6 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

MediaWiki checkout


See [2]. By the way, that full MediaWiki checkout, without any garbage collecting, is only some 7 GB. If one doesn't have bandwidth or CPU problems, it's not that hard to keep such a checkout locally. Nemo 14:58, 12 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

  The Special Barnstar
You are a great mentor and, as I said at some point, "you're the Global Mentor", you are a great mentor even if that's not your responsibility. Also, apart from your mentoring skills, you are also a great programmer and I am still WOW about how fast you find things with GIT GREP. Thank you! Barbu110 (talk) 09:25, 8 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for adding phabricator:T75854 to phabricator:T135327! Probably the single biggest regression from bugzilla. Nemo 13:10, 22 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Nemo_bis: Yes, I don't hold out much hope of it getting looked at though, given the tight timeframe and lack of clarity on what actually needs to be done. At the very least, it's now on a wishlist that might get revisited some time in the future when the WMF is prepared to do a bit more Phunding. This, that and the other (talk) 13:14, 22 May 2016 (UTC)Reply
Let's hope so, although I'd rather hope the #Phabricator and #Phabricator-Upstream structural triaging to be made functional. We'll see. Nemo 13:52, 22 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Multilingual wikis translation


Hello, per phabricator:T69223#2501120 it seems that your comment was interpreted as an opposition to having T37489 fixed on Meta-Wiki, WMBE wiki and the other wikis using the Translate extension. It would be nice to clarify that you have no objections to using Special:PageLanguage to satisfy our translators' longstanding desire, since the feature works for them. Nemo 08:27, 5 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hmm, yes, I'm not sure what is going on there, to be honest. I'll try to add a comment that clarifies my position. This, that and the other (talk) 08:56, 5 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Re: phabricator:T130901#2510757


Oh wow, I finally see it. I must've read those two strings ten times and not caught "bog" instead of "bot". Perhaps related to word shapes and the line wrapping, who knows. Phew. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:51, 16 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Google Code-in 2016


Are you (still) interested in serving as an admin this year? Students already start asking on IRC, maybe we should create a placeholder. I only find a mention at phabricator:T142355 for now but I guess Andre is available for the basics. :) Nemo 20:07, 29 August 2016 (UTC)Reply



Hi! What's up? Are you gonna be part of GCI this year? I'd like to collaborate again :D

@Barbu110: Hi Victor! Great to hear from you again. I've listed myself as a mentor for 2016 GCI, but I'm not sure how many tasks I'm going to able to come up with this time...! This, that and the other (talk) 01:26, 2 November 2016 (UTC)Reply



I deliberately shortened the deprecated and removed parameters so that they'd be more readable...or at least I thought they were. I find the verbose wording to be too much of an eyesore. Also, I think the way you have it now, the removed display makes it look like it was present in one more version than it actually was, then contradicts itself (e.g., 1.17-1.21 (Removed in 1.21)). If you want to stick with the verbose wording, I'd suggest reverting to the version before I introduced the changes, then tweak the colours and what not from there. Robin Hood  (talk) 17:40, 16 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

@RobinHood70: The reason for my change was twofold: (a) that the "deprecated" and "removed" information was not being shown at all unless "version" was specified, and (b) version markers like "1.10-1.28+" are impossible to interpret. The verbose wording seems better, because otherwise it is very easy to miss the deprecation or removal of a parameter. I'm aware of the deficiency that you point out, so there is more work to do, but I hope you will understand that there were some shortcomings in what was there before as well. This, that and the other (talk) 23:55, 16 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, I realized after posting that that the version being missing would be a problem. I suppose you're right about the version numbering as well. It's clear enough if you know what it means in advance, but someone who doesn't wouldn't be able to interpret it. I'll give it some thought and see if I can come up with something better, or if you come up with something better, let me know. Robin Hood  (talk) 02:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)Reply



Mach diese Bearbeitung sofort rückgängig !!! Ich scrolle nicht 250 mal am Tag, nur weil du das so willst. --Frze (talk) 05:33, 20 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Frze: Thanks for your input. In the most recent issue of Tech News, which is widely distributed across Wikimedia wikis, the following notice appeared:
If you wish to keep what the "Rows" setting did you can add this code to your personal CSS: #wpTextbox1 { height: 50em; } You can change the number 50 to make it look like you want to.
For a smaller editing window you might prefer a number like 30em. This, that and the other (talk) 06:51, 20 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
And this I do in all the wikis I work and in commons? STUPID. --Frze (talk) 07:42, 20 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
If you say so. This, that and the other (talk) 07:48, 20 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
You can add it to yout global CSS (on meta: /global.css). wargo (talk) 11:10, 20 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

MediaWiki talk:This, that and the other?


During a cleanup, I came across this page: MediaWiki talk:This, that and the other. It looks suspiciously like a user page. I'm wondering what it does there, seeing you already have an existing user page. Mainframe98 talk 15:49, 23 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

That's my Meta user page. It must have been a test of importation; some time ago I was working on import bugs. Normally there would be a null revision in the page history (and entry in the import log) explaining that the page was imported, but apparently that wasn't working at the time. In any case, I've deleted it. This, that and the other (talk) 21:34, 23 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you for being one of the top volunteer code reviewers for MediaWiki core during 2017! Your contributions are truly appreciated! CCicalese (WMF) (talk) 17:16, 11 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Outdated warning


On page Help:Preferences 5.11.2014 was add by you (See Special:Diff/1252062) info and link on similary page from MetaWiki into template about outdate content of this page. It's invalid target, because it can't be translated. And moreover since it content of the page was changed. For every language have own version of the page, and it is wrong. Please, remove this template because isn't valid. Thank you. – Want (talk) 11:14, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Want The page Help:Preferences is still terribly outdated. The warning template should stay on the page until someone updates this page. The correct action is to spend time updating the English version page and then to remove the template.
The version of this page in other languages should be a pure translation of the English version - the translated page should not add its own content. If the template is causing problems with translations, you need to speak to translation administrators in this wiki. This, that and the other (talk) 11:22, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
@This, that and the other The problem is not with the template per se. The problem is with a misleading link that takes the user to a page that is completely out of date. This misleads the user because instead of editing or adding content to the page, it leaves the page unedited. Believing that the main content changes are implemented on MetaWiki. – Want (talk) 13:12, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply