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RemexHTML replacing Tidy[edit]

RemexHTML will probably be enabled on Meta 2 May. mw:RemexHtml is a parsing library. It replaces Tidy. You can read more, but if this doesn't say you anything at all, you can probably ignore this. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 12:26, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Hello Johan (WMF). According to Special:LintErrors we have ~500,000 high priority errors. While it is certainly not okay on our part, can't we just wait until we have them fixed in order not to break a so high number of pages? @all: if somebody knows how to handle this stuff and could lend a hand (ie: a bot, a script, etc.) it'd be appreciated. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:08, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Ping User:SSastry (WMF). /Johan (WMF) (talk) 16:11, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
I responded on the phab task. SSastry (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: BR filed at Meta:Requests for bot status/Fluxbot 3. — xaosflux Talk 23:07, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Approved on my side, unless people object. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:42, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

This is now done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:40, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

AbuseFilter False Positive[edit]

Not exactly sure where else to place this on Meta, but for some reason, I got hit by an AbuseFilter for placing this warning on an anon's talk page. Seems kind of odd. OhKayeSierra (talk) 06:23, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

@OhKayeSierra: don't worry about it. For note, it wasn't for placing the warning, it was for you attempting to "remove it" when you were trying to correct it. — xaosflux Talk 13:15, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Domain squatter dangers being facilitated by this and other wikis[edit]

External links such as [ Nupedia] have an inherent danger: when the domain changes ownership, a user clicking the link is taken unsuspecting to a site controlled by the new owner. This creates a whole class of user vulnerabilities to malware. Leaving these stale links in place, as at Help:Wikitext examples both facilitates these attacks and encourages the domainjackers. Apparently the blacklist process is inappropriate for dealing with these, as explained at this diff, but a process is evidently needed to detect and disable such stale links. Ideally that process should function for all wikis, at least those that want it.LeadSongDog (talk) 14:12, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Meta admin activity requirements[edit]

A discussion is open at Meta talk:Administrators regarding a minor change to the meta admin (in)activity requirements. Your feedback is welcome there. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 02:31, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikibook Bengali[edit]

I had requested for Wikibook Bengali, please think on this topic