Talk:Community Tech/Who Wrote That tool

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Doesn't work anymore[edit]

Since yesterday, this tool will display "Error: Refresh or try again later. If the issue persists, contact us." when I try to use it. Aaron Liu (talk) 21:59, 8 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have also been consistently seeing this error both yesterday and today. Caeciliusinhorto-public (talk) 09:52, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Aaron Liu: I've forced the WhoWroteThat addon to update and the tool seeems to be working for me again – does that work for you? Caeciliusinhorto-public (talk) 13:25, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yep, works now! Aaron Liu (talk) 19:38, 10 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I couldn't figure out how to update, but a reinstall worked for me. Femke (talk) 16:25, 12 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Doesn't work for me. Should I reinstall? Probably, but I don't understand how. :-( I use Mac and Firefox, and have recently updated Firefox, which perhaps caused the problem. Anyway, after reading this, I went here, and got a page about the WWT extension, but I don't see any “Add to Firefox” button. Sorry, no good with tech. Could somebody hold my hand, please? Bishonen (talk) 10:42, 15 June 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]
Nm, I've got help. I didn't realize I had to remove the version I originally had first. Bishonen (talk) 12:02, 15 June 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]
This was also affecting me but a reinstall fixed it. Smartse (talk) 10:03, 17 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I didn’t have to reinstall it, just force updating it (I did so just after the release of the new version, when I thought it was normal that it didn’t auto-update yet). In Firefox, it’s Check for Updates in the cog-wheel menu on about:addons. Maybe it doesn’t auto-update because it requires new permissions. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:41, 17 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As an added bonus, it now works on fr.wp... unfortunately, though, I have to go back to Vector 2010 to find the link in the sidebar... anybody know where it's hidden in the new Vector skin? SashiRolls (talk) 17:04, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In the "tools" menu, of course. smh.  :) SashiRolls (talk) 17:07, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Caeciliusinhorto-public: Kind regards. I've personally continued having this issue this week. Is it possible that an update is needed? Many thanks in advance! --NoonIcarus (talk) 11:39, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See above, try installing again from your extension marketplace. Aaron Liu (talk) 13:58, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Aaron Liu: I figured that I would reinstall the addon and it seems to work fine know. Thank you! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by NoonIcarus (talk) 08:49, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Even after reinstalling it, it still does not work (macOS, Chrome). Riad Salih (talk) 20:34, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm having the same issue again, with the most recent version of the extension on Firefox 118.0.1 on Windows 11. The last update to Who Wrote That? seems to have been back at the beginning of June, and it is apparently no longer compatible with the most up-do-date version of FF. Caeciliusinhorto-public (talk) 08:26, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry everyone! To be clear, this in particular is an issue with the backend service known as mw:WikiWho that powers mw:Who Wrote That?. There is no issue with the Who Wrote That? browser add-on/extension, so re-installing won't help. I believe the issue they were referring to further up above is when the domain changed from to, and that did require an update to the browser extension.
Anyway, we've been trying to figure out this issue for a while (phab:T344936). While we haven't made much progress, we do have a hacky last resort of simply auto-restarting the services, and I think that's what we're going to do. This is very much sub-optimal from a technical perspective, but it will permanently fix the issue, and I suppose that's all that matters.
Apologies again for the disruption! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 18:10, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, I should mention that it will take some time for WikiWho to catch up with all the edits it lost during the outage. I expect all to be back to normal within a few days at most, but it could be much sooner than that. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 18:13, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Header obstructed by other header[edit]

V22 has a sticky header with the basic functions, which overlaps over the WWT header. Aaron Liu (talk) 14:27, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How can a Wiki in another language enable this?[edit]

I'd like this tool to be available for the Maltese Wikipedia. What needs to be done? Mtanti (talk) 10:08, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiWho needs to support Maltese Wikipedia. You can create a task in the WikiWho Phabricator project asking this. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:01, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

'Last active' timestamp[edit]

Hi, could the popup display the month of the editor's last activity?

Use case: when an edit needs clarification or review, which is the raison d'être of WWT, the first step is to contact the author. Last active Oct 2023 is a go while something like Last active Jan 2009 is a no-brainer directing me to later editors. With a little help of magic words the locales for the month names will not pose too much of an headache I hope; otherwise the month number will do of course.

Thanks a lot for your howcouldilivewithoutit tool! Bertux (talk) 19:18, 11 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]