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target of a redirect page from a Lua module[edit]

Reporting in Tech News: 2016-22 that "There is now a standard way to get the target of a redirect page from a Lua module" and linking to a page which doesn't tell you how seems singularly unhelpful. For (;;) (talk) 19:20, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

True. My apologies. Will remember that. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 03:41, 2 June 2016 (UTC)


Hi! Is it possible for you to add viewing of article's categories in mobile version? It would be very helpful Face-wink.svg --Олег.Н (talk) 06:02, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

It would be very helpful indeed. This feature is currently in beta. To activate beta version, go to the hamburger menu (the three lines on the upper left corner, click settings and check beta). The ticket here elaborates on the future of the feature. Thanks :) --Melamrawy (WMF) (talk) 23:39, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Leading [ missing[edit]

Oh dear! Looks like the latest issue went out as "[m:Special:MyLanguage/Tech/News/2016/29|Tech News: 2016-29]]" :( -- samtar talk or stalk 12:04, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes samtar, and that's entirely my fault. I didn't checked what I4ve typed on the Global delivery field, and I've seen nothing on the preview. I'm really sorry about that. :( Trizek (WMF) (talk) 12:56, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Consider yourself trouted! Could've been worse, no harm no foul :) -- samtar talk or stalk 12:58, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Missing delivery to community pages[edit]

(Split out from section above)

It also didn't get sent to en:WP:VPT, which is probably the most important recipient. I've manually posted it there now. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 19:56, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Gah, it looks like someone's error/spam earlier, caused it to not be delivered to any of the first section. I'll send it out to those separately, in a moment. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:03, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Done. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 20:18, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Mentioning global rename outage[edit]

To bring it to the attention of the writers, global renames will be disabled from 00:00 9 December 2016 (UTC) to around 16 December 2016. This is due to phab:T148242, which I hear is supposed to make global watchlists possible. Global rename was actually disabled from November 20 to an originally scheduled date of November 27, but some technical issues postponed that date. The Phabricator task is not yet finalized, so the script will be run again for another week. Please put this in next week's publication. Thanks, —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:08, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Of course. Thanks for reminding me. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 05:07, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

New years wish: A brief look into the future[edit]

Since the last Tech News requested for improvements wishes, here is mine: Tech News informs you great about what happened in the last week but it's still hard to keep an overview of bigger projects that are running. Maybe you could introduce a category in the Tech News where you keep a list of links to the ongoing/planned changes of the next year or so? -- MichaelSchoenitzer (talk) 12:14, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks MichaelSchoenitzer. I'll spend some time over the next few months trying to figure out how to improve Tech News; I'll add this to the things to think about how to do better. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:22, 3 January 2017 (UTC)