Invitation edit

Thank you for using VisualEditor and sharing your ideas with the developers. My apologies if you're getting this message more than once, and/or not in your favorite language.

Hello, Perhelion,

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2016 Community Wishlist Survey edit


You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

New English Wikipedia permission edit

Hello. I'm just letting you know that English Wikipedia recently introduced a new user permission called "New Page Reviewer". Currently, User:Perhelion/userstatus.js does show the permission, but it shows up as New pages patrol/Reviewers instead of New pages reviewer. It links to the page Wikipedia:New pages patrol/Reviewers on English Wikipedia. I'm not sure if you already handled this permission in your code or not (I don't know JavaScript.), so I thought I should let you know just in case. Gestrid (talk) 07:54, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Gestrid:, thanks for attention, unfortunately this group names are read dynamically from API (If the page don't changes it is read fast from the cache). But I could do something with name, as I did it also with # in the name, I simply truncate the name to the first part. The only current other group with this slash are m:Board elections/2008/en. (In German is also a group with #) So the result is "New pages patrol". Would this be okay? But if it really hurts and there are more problematic groups I could save some names separately (as before for the most). Greetings User: Perhelion 21:34, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
No, it's ok. I was just letting you know in case you had to do something to your plugin. Gestrid (talk) 21:58, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

UnknownError edit

Your userstatus script sometimes throws two of UnknownError in the console. The first error is thrown by the line var request =; and the second error is thrown by the line;. --Terra  (talk) 07:07, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

@TerraCodes: You're probably gonna have to give an example or two of when the error is thrown to help narrow down what exactly in those two lines of code is causing it. Gestrid (talk) 16:46, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply
Go to any page where the script would show up (like User:Perhelion or en:User:Gestrid) and after the page finishes loading, the errors show up in my console. --Terra  (talk) 17:34, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply
Hello TerraCodes, thanks for report. That is indeed hard to say. But I'll improve that relevant code anyway. The first thing I can say, clean the browser cache (or type indexedDB.deleteDatabase("Userstatus") in the console). Which exact browser do you use? -- User: Perhelion 23:14, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply
It still happens after using indexedDB.deleteDatabase("Userstatus") and refreshing the page. I am using Firefox Beta 54.0b6 (64-bit) --Terra  (talk) 23:48, 10 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Tech ambassadors, "take two" edit

Hello tech ambassador! This month has seen a good influx of new faces in this crew \o/ , so it is time to reactivate our conversations. Now that we have a pretty good coverage of so many different projects, here are some topics for your consideration.

  1. Are there further thoughts on the role itself? I hope the questions available on Meta can help spark them. Please weigh in at Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Tech ambassadors, take 2.
  2. How about we try and organise future collective work in a Phabricator workboard? Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#A Phab workboard for us? has all the details to explore this proposal.
  3. Finally, you are also welcome to comment at, should you happen to have suggestions for the Community Liaisons team, currently wondering how to measure "Wiki projects requesting beta features and other early deployments".

We hope to be able to host a live discussion in early 2018; until then, we're looking forward to hearing from you on Meta! All the best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk), on behalf of the Community Liaisons

Getting started on Phabricator edit


Greetings, ambassador!

As recently discussed within this group, we are ready to experiment with setting up a project and its related workboard on Phabricator, the platform used in the Wikimedia movement for project management, software bug reporting and feature requests. It will help us coordinate and cooperate better on projects that should require ambassadors' involvement.

For the time being, I'm just asking that you please add your Phabricator nickname next to your name in the ambassadors' table (you can create an account now if you don't have one already). I will send you further information soon! Thanks for your patience as we get to the operational stage of this effort :) Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 14:48, 16 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

UserStatus and the new wikitext editor edit

Your UserStatus script seems to be causing the new wikitext editor to act weirdly, as seen here. (the page was this page) --Terra  (talk) 14:32, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hello @TerraCodes:, that is not possible as the script runs neither on non user namespace nor on edit mode. Can you be more concrete what appears? Wrong text-marker position? -- User: Perhelion 15:45, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Huh, when I commented out all of my global.js, and started uncommenting it, the issue didn't happen until I uncommented out your script. Yep, the cursor appears several lines down from where the actual text is. And it happens in every namespace I've tried it in (so far the article and user namesapces). --Terra  (talk) 19:58, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
@TerraCodes: Sorry man, I checked the code again, and it seems it "was possible", fixed. I updated also the docu. -- User: Perhelion 22:34, 1 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
Ah, thanks~ --Terra  (talk) 18:28, 2 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

SVG i18n edit

Hi. I'm inviting comments at Grants:Project/Glrx/SVG i18n. Glrx (talk) 00:30, 16 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

New Tech Ambassadors Phabricator board edit


You have listed yourself as an active Tech Ambassador, thank you for that!

We have recently set up a board on Phabricator so that you can learn about tasks and updates that are potentially interesting for your community, and take action when necessary. During the pilot phase we are currently in, to avoid confusion, only Wikimedia Foundation's Community Liaisons will mark tasks so that they end up in the various columns. Thanks for your understanding!

Please follow this Phabricator board (learn how to). You'll receive "notifications" for updates in all tasks listed there. In case you choose to receive them as email; we currently expect the volume to be fairly low, but in any case you can learn how to manage it.

If you have any feedback about this board, please leave your questions and comments on the Ambassadors talk page.

All the best, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:03, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

The Community Wishlist Survey edit


You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Un grazie e un libro sulla conoscenza libera per te edit

Wikimedia Italia

Gentile Perhelion,

oggi ti scrivo a nome dell'associazione Wikimedia Italia per ringraziarti del tempo che hai dedicato ai progetti Wikimedia.

Come piccolo omaggio avremmo piacere di spedirti una copia (tutta in carta riciclata) del libro di Carlo Piana, Open source, software libero e altre libertà. Fornisci un recapito per ricevere una copia del libro.

Pochi giorni fa il mondo ha festeggiato la giornata dell'amore per il software libero, ma ogni giorno è buono per ricordare le garanzie delle licenze libere e le centinaia di migliaia di persone che si sono unite per costruire questo bene comune della conoscenza. Speriamo che questo libro ti sia utile per apprezzare quanto hai fatto e per trasmettere la passione della conoscenza libera a una persona a te vicina.

Se desideri una copia ma non puoi fornirci un indirizzo a cui spedirla, contatta la segreteria Wikimedia Italia e troviamo una soluzione insieme.

Grazie ancora e a presto,

Lorenzo Losa (msg) 14:50, 20 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Croatian translation for the UserStatus tool edit

Hey, I'd like to add your tool to hrwiki add-ons. I've used it many many times and I found it very useful. I'd like to share it with my wiki in the hopes they will find it as useful as I have. I've provided translations below:

	hr: {
		noReason: 'razlog uklonjen',
		blockCmt: 'nema komentara blokade',
		never: 'nikada',
		not: ' nije ',
		block: 'blokiran',
		and: '$1 i$2',
		// load : "učitavanje…",
		count: 'Broj',
		noedit: 'Nema (sve je izbrisano?)',
		// noav : "nije dostupno",
		nodb: '‹nije u bazi podataka›',
		noGrp: 'nema proširenih skupina',
		dates: ['godine', 'mjeseca', 'dana', 'sata', 'minute', 'sekunde'],
		date: ['godina', 'mjesec/i', 'dan/a', 'sat/i', 'minuta', 'sekundi'],
		nosec: 'manje od jedne ',
		curtimeDiff: ' Razlika lokalnog i serverskog vremena u sekundama: ',
		thxGn: 'primljeno',
		thxRd: 'poslano',
		nova: 'novo ',
		ago: 'prije $1',
		blocklog: 'Evidencije blokiranja',
		// Title-lines
		contrib: 'Uređivanja: ',
		usub: 'Podstranice⬇',
		thxGvng: 'Zahvale: ',
		reviews: 'Active reviews: ',
		regdate: 'Registracija: ',
		laedit: 'Zadnje uređivanje: ',
		lala: 'Zadnja aktivnost u evidencijama: ',
		fiedit: 'Prvo uređivanje: ',
		blocks: 'Status blokiranja: ',
		loGrp: 'Lokalne suradničke skupine: ',
		glGrp: 'Globalne suradničke skupine: ',
		blockEnd: 'Završetak blokade: ',
		blocker: 'Blokirao: ',
		blockReason: 'Ralog: '

Thank you! --Ivi104 (talk) 11:55, 12 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

userstatus issues edit

Hi again. Thanks for this great tool. However, it doesn't show my expressed grammatical gender (I tried both global and local), and it (the tool) doesn't display on IP user talk pages like en:User talk: and en:User talk:2601:281:8300:F130:477:DEE3:F8CA:D432. -- Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 07:42, 26 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Jeff, Perhelion is unfortunately inactive for more than a year now (in German Wikipedia someone claimed he had contact with him, cf. in de:Wikipedia:Vermisste_Wikipedianer#Perhelion). But regarding your message: I think you misunderstand something here (or I misunderstand you). The gender (or is it sex?) is never shown in text. On user pages it is only shown, if the user has actively set the according setting in their preferences. An IP user does not have such preferences, hence the sign cannot be displayed there. — Speravir (talk– 19:39, 8 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Speravir: Let me rephrase: the tool doesn't display anything on IP user talk pages like en:User talk: and en:User talk:2601:281:8300:F130:477:DEE3:F8CA:D432, but it does remove "User contributions" links. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 14:03, 10 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
Ah, now I get it, Jeff. — Speravir (talk– 18:26, 10 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Speravir: It also doesn't display the active 1-week block on c:User talk:Faren29, and displays double attribution (of Block-reason and Blocker) for all global locks, and doesn't call them locks. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 03:10, 17 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Jeff G.: For me the block is displayed as “Block-status: blocked (1 week)” and I see only one block reason as “Block-reason: Uploading unfree files after warnings”. But the last three items (Block-end, Block-reason, Blocker) do have an additional superfluous bullet, in fact I copypasted them herein including these bullets and had to remove these. — Speravir (talk– 23:59, 17 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Speravir: It looks like the bullets under "Block-status" are for nesting when there is an active block, by design. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 11:00, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

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