[Wikitech-l] Discovery Department running A/B tests for search suggestions

2015-08-07 Thread Dan Garry
Hello! As part of our goal to reduce the zero results rate https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2015-16_Q1_Goals#Search, the Discovery Department is currently running an A/B test to try different parameters for the search suggester. We're hoping that our new parameters will give

Re: [Wikitech-l] Geohack tools

2015-08-07 Thread Gergo Tisza
On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 11:01 PM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote: I just now realized how powerful these tools are when I started clicking around.

[Wikitech-l] Geohack tools

2015-08-07 Thread Pine W
I just now realized how powerful these tools are when I started clicking around. https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?pagename=File%3AWhite-cheeked_Starling_perching_on_a_rock.jpgparams=34.610576_N_135.540542_E_globe:Earth_class:object_language=en Is there any chance of integrating some

Re: [Wikitech-l] Geohack tools

2015-08-07 Thread Steinsplitter Wiki
You can integrate it in templates. Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 23:01:46 -0700 From: wiki.p...@gmail.com To: wikitech-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: [Wikitech-l] Geohack tools I just now realized how powerful these tools are when I started clicking around.

Re: [Wikitech-l] [WikimediaMobile] Going to land ogv.js into TimedMediaHandler if no one objects

2015-08-07 Thread Joaquin Oltra Hernandez
I've found some weird behavior: OSX 10.10.3 Yosemite Safari Version 8.0.6 (10600.6.3) Clicking on the play button triggers a download of the ogv file. No discernible JS errors in the console. Gif of what happens here: https://i.imgur.com/QmJXXBK.gif On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:11 AM, Brion

Re: [Wikitech-l] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread MZMcBride
Matthew Flaschen wrote: We're in the process of developing a code of conduct for technical spaces. This will be binding, and apply to all Wikimedia-related technical spaces (including but not limited to MediaWiki.org, Phabricator, Gerrit, technical IRC channels, and Etherpad). Who's we? This

Re: [Wikitech-l] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Steven Walling
On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 7:32 AM MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Matthew Flaschen wrote: We're in the process of developing a code of conduct for technical spaces. This will be binding, and apply to all Wikimedia-related technical spaces (including but not limited to MediaWiki.org,

Re: [Wikitech-l] [Engineering] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Ryan Kaldari
The idea for this was presented at Wikimania where it received a very positive reception. Most of what I was going to say about it has already been covered by Frances, so I'll just add that I support it as well. On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 10:01 AM, Oliver Keyes oke...@wikimedia.org wrote:

Re: [Wikitech-l] [Engineering] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Frances Hocutt
I was also at the Wikimania session where we worked on this draft. I strongly support this effort. Best practices for codes of conduct include clearly defined consequences for breaches, as well as named behaviors that are unacceptable (as not everyone shares the same common sense, and people

Re: [Wikitech-l] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Isarra Yos
I'm curious who all 'we' is as well. On 07/08/15 17:29, Steven Walling wrote: On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 7:32 AM MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Matthew Flaschen wrote: We're in the process of developing a code of conduct for technical spaces. This will be binding, and apply to all

[Wikitech-l] Pre-Release Announcement for MediaWiki 1.23.10, 1.24.3, 1.25.2

2015-08-07 Thread Chad
This is a notice that on Monday, August 10th between 20:00-21:00 UTC (1-2pm PDT) Wikimedia Foundation will release security updates for current and supported branches of the MediaWiki software. Downloads and patches will be available at that time, with the git repositories updated soon after.

Re: [Wikitech-l] [Wikitech-ambassadors] [BREAKING CHANGE] Use of document.write no longer supported

2015-08-07 Thread S Page
On Thu, 06 Aug 2015 01:24:03 +0200, Krinkle krinklem...@gmail.com wrote: TL:DR; Double-check your wiki's site scripts and your personal scripts to ensure document.write is no longer used. ... Check out the migration page for other deprecations and common issues you may encounter:

[Wikitech-l] Goodbye sajax

2015-08-07 Thread Legoktm
Hello, The deployment of MediaWiki 1.26wmf18 (starting on August 11) will no longer include the legacy and deprecated sajax JavaScript library. It has been emitting deprecation warnings since June 2013[1] (1.22). Reedy has helpfully provided a list of affected site and user scripts on public

Re: [Wikitech-l] Discovery Department running A/B tests for search suggestions

2015-08-07 Thread Pine W
Can we call you Discovery Dan? ;) Thanks for working on improving search results. Pine On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 1:19 PM, Dan Garry dga...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hello! As part of our goal to reduce the zero results rate

Re: [Wikitech-l] [Engineering] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Frances Hocutt
On why is this necessary: Earlier this year, Nick Coghlan wrote an excellent blog post on why he considers fighting abuse in open source communities (Linux, in particular) key to getting the best contributions and making his projects the strongest they can be. A quote: Instead, what I do care

Re: [Wikitech-l] [WikimediaMobile] Going to land ogv.js into TimedMediaHandler if no one objects

2015-08-07 Thread Brion Vibber
I've seen this happen a couple times when not logged in but it always clears up if I purge the page or hit login to set up my cookies then go back and refresh; I'm not sure if it's just stale pre-deployment JavaScript modules sitting around or if the popup player isn't initializing correctly (in

Re: [Wikitech-l] [Engineering] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Stephen Niedzielski
I'm not big on rules but I am big on culture. The Internet causes an unusual phenomenon in people to miscommunicate and in turn say things they don't really mean because they feel attacked. I genuinely hope efforts like this, though only a single page of decency in print form, will be taken to

Re: [Wikitech-l] Geohack tools

2015-08-07 Thread Yuri Astrakhan
Pine, you are right. That list is not very useful, and instead should look something like this: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Salzburg#Get_around The bad news is that the tile service it uses is hosted on labs, which means it cannot scale to the regular wikipedia-usage levels. Plus there might

Re: [Wikitech-l] [Engineering] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 08/07/2015 03:49 PM, Frances Hocutt wrote: Wikitech is not LKML, but a new contributor isn't going to know that (and still, they can look through the archives and find personal attacks!). A CoC is one way that we communicate that that's not how we act, and that's not how we tolerate other

Re: [Wikitech-l] [Engineering] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 08/07/2015 11:43 AM, Oliver Keyes wrote: Thank you for drafting this up, Matt. Who's we here? In that case, we meant the Wikimedia technical community (in collaboration with other related groups at WMF). Several people have already participated, but we need more. See e.g.

Re: [Wikitech-l] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 08/07/2015 01:42 AM, Pine W wrote: Hi James, It makes sense to me to have ground-up development of guidelines, as is happening in at least 3 venues that I know about. However, this also means policy/guideline fragmentation. In this case, I think a policy is more appropriate than a

Re: [Wikitech-l] Code of conduct

2015-08-07 Thread Matthew Flaschen
On 08/06/2015 08:50 PM, Pine W wrote: A note on IRC channels: these are generally governed by Freenode with the assistance of volunteers, and not WMF. I imagine that a WMF policy that has community consensus would be enforced by IRC ops in Wikimedia-themed channels. In general, I think ops are