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subject line in Flow[edit]

Hey :)

The subject line is kinda screwy in Flow as the markup isn't parsed. See for example d:User talk:Lydia Pintscher (WMDE). --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 09:11, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

@Lydia Pintscher (WMDE): That's been almost fixed for a few weeks, but Matt keeps getting re-assigned to more urgent things. >.< However, once phab:T59153 is resolved, topic titles will be parsed the same as edit-summaries. Cheers, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Which should happen after next MediaWiki deployment, we hope. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 08:35, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Page View API[edit]

This announcement might be appropriate for Tech/News. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:33, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

[1] too? I'm told it shouldn't impact community people, but better safe? If you need any details, please ask Anomie. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
There may be some gadgets or user scripts that will be affected, so it's probably good to announce. Anomie (talk) 19:44, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Done and done. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 00:52, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Date format[edit]

My personal pet peeve: latest tech news (Tech/News/2015/49) uses the MDY date format in a few places. And worse, it also uses DMY ;) Please be consistent, and preferably standardize towards DMY. (https://i.imgur.com/Ev6xBLB.png) Matma Rex (talk) 23:53, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out! Will try to keep it in mind. :) /Johan (WMF) (talk) 13:27, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Major issue not reported[edit]

I would like to know why phab:T117332 has not made it to a Tech news post yet (correct me if I'm wrong). This is a major issue as many pages that have been tagged for speedy deletion (e.g. on enwiki) do not show up in the speedy category, and hence may never get deleted. This may or may not include BLP attack pages and copyright violations. — MusikAnimal talk 16:15, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

I don't see the related Tech News tag in that task. You may want to see Tech/News#contribute to learn how to help in the future (notice the next issue is due in January). Thanks, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 16:52, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, MusikAnimal. Some things that ought to turn up in Tech News don't simply because the editors of the newsletter have not been made aware of what's happening – we keep track of as much as we can, but since we have so many other things we need to do in addition to watching Phabricator, we're dependent on other people pointing it out to us if we don't stumble upon it ourselves. This can be done in several ways: adding it to the next Tech News issue or adding user-notice in Phabricator are the best ways, but e.g. writing on this talk page usually works fine as well. :) /Johan (WMF) (talk) 13:18, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
This has now been included in the current Tech News draft. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 13:31, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Some detailed information?[edit]

I was directed to this page by the latest tech news and it told me that I can write in my language (Chinese) on this page.

我的建议是,对于关键性的功能更新,给出简单的功能描述。比如flow功能,最早的tech news只有“此功能已上线,各wiki和用户可决定是否使用它”,然而我要是不点击链接看详细情况的话,并不知道flow是什么功能。况且Media wiki目前英文居多,读起来总有些不便。--Tigerzeng (talk) 23:20, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

顺便,能有更多关于维基百科网站的访问情况就更好了。对于中国大陆的编辑者,非常需要知道服务器的运转情况。这样可以把服务器导致的访问问题和GFW导致的问题区分开。--Tigerzeng (talk) 23:24, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback. It's very true that by keeping the newsletter as short as it is, we keep everyone who doesn't speak English out of the conversation, since what's just linked usually don't get translated. Thanks for the reminder. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 13:19, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Automatically congratulate[edit]

How "unsibscribe" - future "automatically congratulate users for reaching certain edit count milestones"? Internet make many spam and I know how can see total edit count. — Jackie 18:51, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

@Jdforrester (WMF): ^. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 13:53, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
@Jackie: The point is to thank new users for their volunteering, not to tell experienced users like yourself that you can go to find a tool to tell you. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 16:19, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for T7984 from eswiki[edit]

One of the editors in eswiki made this comment with thanks to the developers for T7984, that was included in Tech/News/2016/04. Could you thank the developers on her behalf? --Lsanabria (talk) 13:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Sure. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 13:52, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News as a template?[edit]

Suggestion: Instead of posting tech news as text on all talk pages, wouldn't it be better if it was posted as a template on every Wiki and then linked to talk pages. In that way, changes in the Tech News letter can be done to all readers pages by changing the template. I've seen som minor translation errors, and if a template was used, I could correct the translation and the change would be visible to all readers. -/abbedabbtalk 12:06, 9 February 2016 (UTC)