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Talk to me — if you have questions or comments, feel free to post them below or send me an email. If you saw me edit on your wiki, it was probably related to the synchbot service (which maintains global user pages for others) or interface editor (which lets me maintain my user scripts).

About me — my name is Jesse. Nowadays I quietly write scripts, make the occasional edit, and love Shanel. Many moons ago I was an active editor and administrator on several wikis, a Wikimedia steward (2006–2014), a language committee member (2006–2011), an email response volunteer (2006–2011), and a Board elections committee member (2008 and 2009).

Some questionsEdit

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I have three questions which have been on my mind for awhile. Perhaps you can clarify them?

  • 1: I've been using TemplateScript Search and Replace, but it still doesn't save my search definitions between sessions. Are the saved searches stored in cookies?
  • 2: I use the over/under mode of proofreading and find the upper window height to be too small where the original scan is displayed. Could it be made larger with CSS to display more text lines of the original scan? The reason is that I can only see about five lines of text on the top, while I can edit 11-12 lines in the lower text area. I tried using the magnifier to reduce the image size, but this would require reducing the text with each new page edit. I also tried to come up with a solution, but I can't find the object name of the upper window when I looked at the code inspector.
  • 3: If you care to remember, I am using a slightly modified copy of your proofreading.js placed here. I only use the 'Clean OCR' option, which on completion of the cleanup, leaves the cursor at the end of the text. Would it be a big problem to send the cursor up to beginning of the text (Control-Home) within the textarea box?

Your advice and help is much appreciated.Ineuw (talk) 19:14, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Ineuw.
  1. TemplateScript stores data in your browser's local storage, so it should be persisted between sessions. Did you configure your browser to clear data between sessions?
  2. I'm not very familiar with the proofreading tools. Can you link me to an example page I can try?
  3. You can move the cursor to the top of the text with this code:
    document.getElementById("wpTextbox1").setSelectionRange(0, 5);
Pathoschild 00:43, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your help and the clarifications. This is my editing environment, and the window which I would love to increase the height of is indicated by the red frame. Ineuw (talk) 06:29, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
You can increase the height of that preview with CSS like this:
.prp-page-image {
   height: 500px !important;
Pathoschild 21:32, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
My gratitude for the CSS code snippet. It is perfect! But this javascript code snippet document.getElementById("wpTextbox1").setSelectionRange(0, 5); moves the cursor to the 1st column, but not the first column and the 1st row of the text box. Ineuw (talk) 07:04, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
What do you mean? Can you post a screenshot? —Pathoschild 15:23, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
@Pathoschild: Hi, I uploaded this image at Wikisource to indicate where the cursor ends up after activating The code is inserted at line 317. It is quite possible that I placed it in the wrong place?Ineuw (talk) 22:39, 25 September 2017 (UTC)Ineuw (talk) 06:14, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
@Ineuw this version should work better:
var input = document.getElementById("wpTextbox1");
input.setSelectionRange(0, 0);
input.scrollTop = 0;
Pathoschild 22:40, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
@Pathoschild: A big thank you, it's perfect.Ineuw (talk) 01:43, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Catalan translation of TemplateScriptEdit

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Hi, Pathoschild! I've begun to adapt TemplateScript for ca.source. The Catalan translations are the following ones. Could you please upload them to Github?

var pathoschild = pathoschild || {};
pathoschild.i18n = {
    templatescript: {
        defaultHeaderText: "TemplateScript", // the sidebar header text label for the default group
        regexEditor: "Editor regex" // the default 'regex editor' script
    regexeditor: {
        header: "Editor d´expressions regulars",      // the header text shown in the form
        search: "Cercar",                             // the search input label
        replace: "Reemplaçar",                        // the replace input label
        nameSession: "Introdueixi un nom per aquesta sessió", // the prompt shown when saving the session
        loadSession: 'Carregar sessió "{name}"',      // tooltip shown for a saved session, where {name} is replaced with the session name
        deleteSession: 'Esborrar sessió "{name}"',    // tooltip shown for the delete icon on a saved session, where {name} is replaced with the session name
        closeEditor: "Tancar l´editor regex",         // tooltip shown for the close-editor icon
        addPatterns: "Afegeix patrons",               // button text
        addPatternsTooltip: "Afegeix caixes de cerca i reemplaçament", // button tooltip
        apply: "Aplica",                              // button text
        applyTooltip: "Aplica els patrons indicats",  // button tooltip
        undo: "Desfés darrer canvi",                  // button text
        undoTooltip: "Desfà el darrer canvi",         // button tooltip
        save: "Desa canvis",                          // button text
        instructions: 'Introdueixi les expressions regulars a executar. El patró de cerca pot ser de com "{code|text=patró de cerca}" o "{code|text=/patró/modificadors}" i el patró de reemplaçament pot contenir grups de referència com "{code|text=$1}" (vegeu {helplink|text=tutorial|title=JavaScript regex tutorial|url=}).'

Thank you! -Aleator (talk) 16:05, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Aleator! Can you provide this missing translation too?
saveTooltip: "Save this session for later use", // button tooltip
Pathoschild 15:29, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
Sure: "Desa aquesta sessió per usar-la més endavant" (I'm not sure if the hyphen "-" is a valid character in the scripting). Thanks! -Aleator (talk) 15:41, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Added and deployed. I updated TemplateScript#Translation with instructions for Catalan. Thanks! —Pathoschild 18:13, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Synchbot requests going back to JulyEdit

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Hi Pathoschild, I wonder if you might have a chance to run Synchbot some time soon? There are a requests going back to July at the moment (including mine) and I think the documentation suggested it would be run roughly once a month. Thank-you for your continued work on Synchbot. Best wishes, Mark Mhl20 (talk) 11:20, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Mhl20. The main complication is that the permissions Synchbot needs expired, so I'll need to reapply for those. I'm away for vacation, but I'll look into that when I get back. —Pathoschild 18:29, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
@Mhl20: I renewed Synchbot's permissions, cleared the backlog, and changed the process to avoid such delays in the future. :) —Pathoschild 18:37, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks, @Pathoschild:, that's brilliant and much appreciated! Mhl20 (talk) 13:28, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Global user rightsEdit

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Done. Re-granted for 1 year. Matiia (talk) 01:01, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! —Pathoschild 01:18, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Just a suggestionEdit

Hi there! I was looking at one of your tools , and it occurred to me that on that specific page, I could have used a column that numbered the results, so that, more or less at a glance, I could see how many cells are in the red group, how many in the yellow etc. I know the total can easily be found elsewhere, but it appears to me a "small" improvement that could go a long way :) Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 19:48, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

AccountEligibility toolEdit

Hi, steward election nomination period starts tomorrow. Can you please update the eligibility tool ( Eligibility criterias are the same as last year. Stryn (talk) 17:27, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

<> —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:30, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm travelling without access to a computer today, but I'll set it up as soon as I can (should be before 5am UTC). —Pathoschild 17:39, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
I've delayed the display of CentralNotices until 08:00 (UTC) so we can give Pathoschild time to modify the tool and avoid potential ineligible candidates. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:10, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
The code changes are ready, but I won't be able to deploy until I reach home. The ETA is 6am UTC, but there are a lot of airplane delays due to local weather. Here are the specific rules to confirm:
  • Voters:
    • not a bot on any wiki;
    • 600 edits across all wikis before 01 November 2017;
    • 50 edits across all wikis between 01 August 2017 and 31 January 2018 inclusively.
  • Candidates:
    • same rules as voters;
    • held the sysop flag on any one wiki for at least 90 days before 02 February 2018 at 14:00 UTC.
Let me know if you want to make any changes. —Pathoschild 01:35, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Deployed! —Pathoschild 07:58, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Stalktoy errorEdit

Hello, Pathoschild! I hope you are doing ok! There is something wrong with Stalktoy. I am receiving the error message: Fatal error: Invalid serialization data for DateTime object in /mnt/nfs/labstore-secondary-tools-project/meta/git/wikimedia-contrib/tool-labs/backend/modules/Cacher.php on line 153

It started yesterday and I have tried many IP's. Cheers.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 13:58, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Fixed! Some invalid data got cached. Let me know if that happens again. —Pathoschild 16:34, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
It’s working just fine now! Thanks!—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:09, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Japanese translation of TemplateScriptEdit


Thank you for providing such a great tool! We appreciate it if you could add the following translation to TemplateScript as ja.js:

var pathoschild = pathoschild || {};
pathoschild.i18n = {
    templatescript: {
        defaultHeaderText: "テンプレートスクリプト", // the sidebar header text label for the default group
        regexEditor: "正規表現エディタ" // the default 'regex editor' script
    regexeditor: {
        header: "正規表現エディタ",                         // the header text shown in the form
        search: "検索",                                     // the search input label
        replace: "置換",                                    // the replace input label
        nameSession: "セッション名を入力する",              // the prompt shown when saving the session
        loadSession: 'セッション"{name}"を開く',            // tooltip shown for a saved session, where {name} is replaced with the session name
        deleteSession: 'セッション"{name}"を削除する',      // tooltip shown for the delete icon on a saved session, where {name} is replaced with the session name
        closeEditor: "正規表現エディタを終了する",          // tooltip shown for the close-editor icon
        addPatterns: "パターンを追加する",                  // button text
        addPatternsTooltip: "検索・置換ボックスを追加する", // button tooltip
        apply: "適用する",                                  // button text
        applyTooltip: "上記のパターンを適用する",           // button tooltip
        undo: "最後の適用を取り消す",                       // button text
        undoTooltip: "最後の適用を取り消す",                // button tooltip
        save: "保存する",                                   // button text
        saveTooltip: "後で使うためにセッションを保存する",  // button tooltip
        instructions: '任意の数の正規表現を入力できます。検索パターンは"{code|text=検索パターン}"または"{code|text=/パターン/修飾子}"のように指定します。置換パターンには"{code|text=$1}"のように参照グループを含めることができます({helplink|text=チュートリアル|title=JavaScript regex tutorial|url=}を参照してください)。'

Thank you for your cooperation! --CES1596 (talk) 13:07, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Added; see TemplateScript#Translation for how to use them. Thanks! —Pathoschild 16:10, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Draft name space/ function for the SWWPEdit

Hello Pathoschild! It's been a long time since I stopped by here. Well, I'm doing great and so is the SWWP. We recently have had some chats about establish the draft name-space just like we did on PORTAL nine years ago? Okay, now we need own draft pages for crosschecking before submitting them into article main space. So were wondering if you could be a bit of help and look into that how to go about it. See: for some example.--Wikipedian (Activist) 10:42, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Muddyb Blast Producer. I think you need to get consensus in discussion on the wiki and then submit a ticket in Phabricator to add the namespace. I've been inactive for a while though, so you could maybe ask in the Wikimedia Forum to be sure. —Pathoschild 16:00, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 18:35, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Normalization failure?Edit

Re-occurance of User talk:Pathoschild/Archives/2018#Ajax Sysop error on Ajax Rollback: screenshot. Did the rollback manually (Special:Diff/17921482), but maybe script don't like these rare-cases? :P — regards, Revi 07:01, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi -revi. I deployed a potential fix for that (you'll need to bypass your cache to see it). I can't test since I'm not an active administrator anymore; let me know if you spot any issues. :) —Pathoschild 03:30, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 01:34, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your contribution to the Tajik Wikipedia.Edit

Hi. Thank you for your contribution to the Tajik Wikipedia. The State Committee on Language and Terminology at its meeting revealed a large number of violations of the Tajik grammar rules in articles of the Tajik Wikipedia. Have this remark in view of. With respect, the administrator of the Tajik Wikipedia.--Шухрат Саъдиев (talk) 03:11, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi Шухрат Саъдиев. I don't contribute to the Tajik Wikipedia; my only changes there are automated as part of Synchbot. :) —Pathoschild 03:32, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
All changes Fixed under your User, ??--Шухрат Саъдиев (talk) 04:00, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Yep. Synchbot doesn't use a separate bot account because many users didn't like the idea of a bot with steward access. Later we gained the ability to create custom groups, but by that point everything was already well-established using my own account (including community discussions, negotiated exceptions to filter rules, etc). So now I run Synchbot through this account for historical reasons. —Pathoschild 04:07, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Сlear --Шухрат Саъдиев (talk) 13:53, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia surveyEdit

WMF Surveys, 00:43, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

crossactivity throwing errorsEdit

Not sure whether this is temporary or otherwise, so at this point a note that "crossactivity" is throwing errors (see below) along with its results, see [1] and. Level of my testing is minimal, tried a few usernames for similar error. Will attempt to check later to see if it is reproducible and ongoing.

 — billinghurst sDrewth 03:03, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi billinghurst. The tools can't connect to gorwiki, hiwikimedia, inhwiki, lfnwiki, or romdwikimedia. I can't connect to those from a separate Tool Labs user either, so this looks like an issue with Tool Labs. I set the tools to temporarily ignore those wikis for now, so it should work fine now. —Pathoschild 05:15, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
This has been reported already on Phabricator and to Cloud Services fwiw. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:34, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio Could you link to the ticket? —Pathoschild 14:53, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Hi. They're several (one per wiki) but <> should be enough. According to cloud-services, this should be now fixed. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:25, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I removed those wikis from the ignore list, so they can appear in results now. —Pathoschild 22:18, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Truth about so called (by Serbians) Serbo-Croatian languageEdit

TemplateScript and Parser migration actionEdit

Hi. This new parser migration stuff and TemplateScript are not playing toghter, though it seems that numbers of components get shutdown by the parser. I lose my side scripts (and my customised toolbar).


So in this example where I would normally have components to allow for a (quicker) conversion to <Pages> ... GONE!

Guessing that it is due to the change from action=edit, though flagging it in case there is an easy fix. Presuming that they are neutralising anything that might compete with their presentation form, as it also kills proofreadpage. :-/  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:14, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Fixed and push live (you may need to bypass your cache). Let me know if you notice any other issues using TemplateScript with the new action. —Pathoschild 15:03, 09 May 2018 (UTC)

Tool errorsEdit

Hello Pathoschild, stalktoy give ( ! ) Fatal error: Invalid serialization data for DateTime object in /mnt/nfs/labstore-secondary-tools-project/meta/git/wikimedia-contrib/tool-labs/backend/modules/Cacher.php on line 153 --Alaa :)..! 11:30, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

I think I was just about to point out the same, as catanalysis malfunctions as well :) --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 09:32, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Heya, Pathoschild, just wanted to let you know guser search has been down for a few days. :( Chrissymad (talk) 13:53, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Fixed! The errors were caused by a cache file containing invalid data somehow; I cleared the cache and everything should be fine now. Sorry about that, and thanks for reporting it! —Pathoschild 14:53, 09 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, it works perfectly again now. Thank you! :) --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 14:57, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Pathoschild --Alaa :)..! 18:12, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Synchbot failing with errorsEdit

With my migration request Synchbot is reporting a couple of errors. Script error: No such module "iQuoteB2B" and Lua error in Module:Synchbot at line 180: attempt to index a nil value.. -- 08:06, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

I fixed the request. :) —Pathoschild 16:27, 05 June 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! Just saw the error actually pertained to User:iQuoteB2B. I initially thought this was part of the application logic. Feel free to remove this section. --YaguraStation (talk) 11:08, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

re:Global CSS/JS migrationEdit

Hello Igna. You have global scripts in global.js, which you import using your local CSS/JS pages. Since August 2014, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis. Since you already import them yourself, you may experience script errors or tools being added twice. I can remove the global imports from your local pages using Synchbot (without touching other scripts). Do you want me to do that? —Pathoschild 23:28, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi again! I haven't heard back from you, so I'll assume you don't want to do this. Feel free to leave me a message or add a Synchbot request if you change your mind. :) —Pathoschild 16:50, 09 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi Pathoschild, sorry for not answering, I was inactive for a long time but I'm back. Yes, would be very useful to delete commons.js because is no longer be necessary. And could you add my userpage to all the wikis that I missing?. My userpage format is here. Regards --Ignacio   (talk) 15:56, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi Igna.
  • Do you want to delete vector.js pages too? (Here's a list of your user pages.)
  • You can create a global user page now. Do you want me to set that up for you and delete your local user pages instead, so your global page appears everywhere automatically? (I can skip certain wikis where you don't want the global user page to appear, and you can have content that only appears on Meta or only appears on local pages.)
Pathoschild 16:52, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, delete all commons.js and vector.js, except es-wiki, meta and commons.
  • I don't understand much now how global user page function works, so for now not remove my userpages until I can make it work.
Thanks for the help --Ignacio   (talk) 20:38, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Hi Pathoschild, if you have time could you make the request above?. And delete also my user page except es-wiki, meta and commons. Because I get duplicate buttons in almost every wiki. Thanks --Ignacio   (talk) 00:31, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Will do! —Pathoschild 14:27, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
@Igna Done in the August batch. Let me know if I missed anything! —Pathoschild 22:38, 05 August 2018 (UTC)
Everything works properly and global settings work. Thank you very much for the help!!!. Regards --Igna   (talk) 23:39, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Change to TemplateScript?Edit

Hi. templatescript has stopped showing/working for me in enWS, has there been a change in the past few days that has occurred that may have caused this? Asking prior to spending times post morteming what may have been done outside of TemplateScript. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:46, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Oh, as bit of analysis, the script functionality disappears for how I activate in my local common.js file. The template works here on meta which is implemented through local global.js though a little differently as I activate more scripts at enWS, and here I just use the regex capability.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:16, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
It is not templatescript, it is something either enWS, or me and some interaction somewhere. I have tried no gadgets, no common.js, no global.js and just having templatescript and that fails. I can poke the exact scripts into global.js, and they work fine, so it seems that it is something about not seeing my common.js file, which is just weird.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:28, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
You have a few JavaScript issues in your common.js. Do you want me to fix those and see if that fixes it? —Pathoschild 15:28, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
(TemplateScript works fine for me on ensource, so it doesn't seem to be something on the wiki itself.) —Pathoschild 17:30, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Fix away, it had all been working fine and I am getting no reports of errors; plus reverted anything recent to check that too.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:00, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
So it's probably not that (though I fixed a few little things while I was there). I'm not sure what the issue is then. Nothing has changed in TemplateScript itself. —Pathoschild 02:03, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
You fixed it with the } -> ) which I missed, and usually shows up when typing is fouled up. Not sure why my "undo" didn't work unless there is some extraordinary caching going on with my common.js file, usually that is pretty instantaneous, and if that is the case, no wonder the console results were confusing. Thanks for your help.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:11, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Welcome! —Pathoschild 16:56, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

#RIP toolsEdit

Heya, Pathoschild wanted to let you know that several tools are having fatal errors today, particularly guser. Chrissymad (talk) 17:27, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! Looks like invalid data got cached somehow. That should be fixed now; let me know if you're still getting errors. —Pathoschild 17:36, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Help request for idwikiquotesEdit

Hi, i want to ask for your help to delete the following pages:

Thank you. Veracious (talk) 15:58, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi Veracious. You can ask for help with that on Steward requests/Miscellaneous. (I can only delete user pages as part of the Synchbot service.) —Pathoschild 17:11, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Fatal error in toolsEdit

Hey there, visiting your tools is showing this error: Fatal error: Invalid serialization data for DateTime object in /mnt/nfs/labstore-secondary-tools-project/meta/git/wikimedia-contrib/tool-labs/backend/modules/Cacher.php on line 153 . ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:38, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

I cleared the cache, so the tools are back up now. I'm looking into a more permanent fix to prevent this from happening in the future. —Pathoschild 15:00, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Extension CharInsert sur fr.wikisourceEdit


Comme vous êtes à l'origine de ce script : s:fr:MediaWiki:Common.js (lignes 657-697), et que la méthode diffère de ce qu'on trouve dans la documentation, aussi bien sur fr.wikisource que sur fr.wikipedia (w:fr:MediaWiki:Gadget-CommonEdit.js), je viens vous demander conseil. Tous les liens situés dans le menu sélectionner de s:fr:MediaWiki:Edittools ne fonctionnent plus depuis un moment. Tous ceux situés hors de ce menu fonctionnent correctement, et si je remplace l'id du conteneur principal du menu specialchars par n'importe quoi, certes le menu n'est plus construit, mais les liens fonctionnent de nouveau. Une idée de comment résoudre ce problème ? Merci d'avance pour votre aide. Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 10:25, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Bonjour Reptilien.19831209BE1. Ce script est ancien et n'est plus nécessaire. Ma recommandation est de le supprimer et d'utiliser les scripts dans la documentation qui inclus les menus déroulants. —Pathoschild 16:54, 02 December 2018 (UTC)
Un grand merci pour votre conseil, tout semble fonctionner à nouveau. Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 21:53, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Needing some guidanceEdit

Hiya. Hope all is well. I am having issues getting the old 2006 toolbar operational as a script through my common.js at enWS (visible in page history over December). There are instructions on how to install it as as a gadget at mw:Contributors/Projects/Removal of the 2006 wikitext editor however, I cannot work out the means elseways through ResourceLoader for personal import. Questions on the related talk page, and to Krinkle's talk page have met to no advice. If you are able to help or guide me I would be very appreciative. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:56, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Billinghurst. Your link doesn't work, but I think mediawiki.toolbar is correct based on the ResourceLoader migration guide. However, the documentation link in that section is broken, I can't find it in the source code, and it was apparently never added to the main documentation. So far as I can tell, the module no longer exists; do you know of any gadgets where it's working correctly? —Pathoschild 23:41, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, the fixed link is much clearer. So mediawiki.toolbar no longer exists, and that page assumes you create a sitewide gadget. Here's the example fixed for use in a personal script instead:
$.ajax("", { dataType:'script', cache:true }).then(function() {
      imageFile: '//',
      speedTip: 'Souhaiter la bienvenue aux nouveaux',
      tagOpen: '{{Bienvenue nouveau|Trizek|sign\=~'+'~'+'~'+'~|message\=}}',
      tagClose: '',
      sampleText: '',
      imageId: 'mw-editbutton-bienvenutageproto'
Pathoschild 01:18, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Amazing how a correct link works better. <deskthunk> I have scraped the old code for buttons and text, and will try it when I am at home.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:24, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Quick review if possible?Edit


I am drafting my french statement for the confirmations but my command of the language is not what it used to be. Could you please take a look at this brief text and fix any mistakes you can find:

It's okay if you can't, of course. In any case, thank you for your time and happy new year. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:27, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi MarcoAurelio. Sorry for the slow response (I'm away visiting family). My French is a bit rusty since I don't actively use it anymore, but I copyedited the text and tweaked a few awkward parts in case you still need it:
Pathoschild 19:37, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks a lot :-) I'll update the statement. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:08, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Needs helpEdit

Tajik Wikipedia needs help to confirm the candidacy of a new Wikipedia administrators. There is currently no bureaucrat in the Tajik Wikipedia. Voting on the candidacy is over. Look [2]--Шухрат Саъдиев (talk) 14:00, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi Шухрат Саъдиев. You can post a request on Steward requests/Permissions, and the stewards will help you out. —Pathoschild 15:22, 02 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay, thanks!--Шухрат Саъдиев (talk) 15:58, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

gUser search and caseEdit

Hi. At gUser search I was searching for "world famous" without utilising case matching search, and it would seem to be undertaking case sensitive searching.

Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:05, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi billinghurst. It's the other way around — case-sensitive is the default, and you can optionally enable "match any capitalization". Due to the way case-insensitive search works, it's much slower since it can't depend on the column indexes. —Pathoschild 03:09, 03 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay, though match capitalisation to me indicates turning it ON to match case, not turning it OFF.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:24, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
I agree "match capitalisation" means case-sensitive, but "match any capitalisation" means the opposite. Less confusing wording might be good here. ;) —Pathoschild 05:08, 03 March 2019 (UTC)

Your temporary access has expired (2019)Edit

Hello, the temporary global access for Global Interface Editor and Global Deleter have expired. Just to let you know that If you want it back, feel free to open a new request on stewards' global permission request page on Meta-Wiki later. Please ask me or any other steward if you have any questions. Thank you! — regards, Revi 15:28, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I submitted a renewal request. —Pathoschild 16:23, 05 March 2019 (UTC)

Synchbot access renewedEdit

Hello. I am pleased to communicate you that per overwhelming consensus after a short period of consideration, your permissions to run Synchbot have been restored. Thanks for your continued service :-) Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:11, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! —Pathoschild 15:33, 07 March 2019 (UTC)

Requests (migrate to global user page)Edit

Hi, the second of the three requests has been done, what about the others? No hurry, just wondering.--Pod-o-mart (talk) 11:20, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry! The schedule got thrown with the permission expiry, and apparently I forgot to run it afterwards. (The second request wasn't actually done, it just didn't have anything to do.) I'll run the current requests today. —Pathoschild 15:48, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! --Pod-o-mart (talk) 01:31, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

A small correction requestEdit

I have recently gone through the page User:Pathoschild/Status/ws-cdo which is present in Incubator. In that page, under the subsection Final Criteria, there is a kink given with the title 'about localization'. I think that link needs to be corrected. I think its a low priority issue since the page only has 3 viewers in the last 30 days. Adithyak1997 (talk) 18:16, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Those pages are obsolete; it'd be better to just delete them to avoid confusion. —Pathoschild 06:19, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Prochain run de SynchbotEdit


Pour quand est prévu le prochain run de Synchbot ? La partie 'next scheduled run' en haut de la page indique "1-2 juin" ^^

Merci, à bientôt ! WikiLucas00 00:19, 24 June 2019

Bonjour! J'ai dû oublier de le mettre à jour, mais c'est le premier week-end de chaque mois; donc le prochain sera le 6-7 juillet. —Pathoschild 00:43, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

LPP/ko needs updateEdit

As changes applied for 12 days. -- 02:44, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

I'm no longer a member of the language committee; I suggest posting at Talk:Language committee instead. —Pathoschild 02:59, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Hello, you edited that page once, that has nothing to do with a committee. I suppose that user only notified users who have already edited the pages, also if they only reverted once or are inactive since years. Even a blocked user has been notified, not very intelligent. --2A02:908:D83:E460:216:CBFF:FEAD:FF9 10:06, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

File uploadingEdit

Could you please help? Currently file uploading is disabled on yiwiki due to the lack of adoption of an appropriate policy. This makes it difficult to provide necessary images in many articles. In how much detail does a policy have to be approved and, supposing that it achieves consensus, who is empowered to enable file uploading? Thanks --פוילישער (talk) 17:40, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

You can use images from the Wikimedia Commons on yiwiki, and upload new images there if they have a free license. If you need to upload copyrighted images under fair use or similar exceptions, I suggest asking for more info on Wikimedia Forum since I'm not familiar with the requirements. —Pathoschild 17:57, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

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