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Global preferences ready for testing[edit]


I am contacting you because of your support for Global settings in the 2016 Community Tech Wishlist. Global preferences are now available for beta testing, and need your help before being released to the wikis.

  1. Read over the help page, it is brief and has screenshots
  2. Login or register an account on Beta English Wikipedia
  3. Visit Global Preferences and try enabling and disabling some settings
  4. Visit some other language and project test wikis such as English Wikivoyage, German Wiktionary, the Spanish Wikipedia, the Hebrew Wikipedia and test the settings
  5. Report your findings, experience, bugs, and other observations

Once the team has feedback on design issues, bugs, and other things that might need worked out, the problems will be addressed and global preferences will be sent to the wikis.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:37, 26 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

The Community Wishlist Survey[edit]


You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:23, 30 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your help with the Wishlist Survey[edit]

Hey Izno! Thanks for all your helpful comments on the wishlist proposals. Way too many for me to thank individually so I'll just thank you here. I appreciate your involvement! :) -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 23:18, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

@NKohli (WMF): Knowing that I have missed any opportunity to see my inbox light up further because of my contributions to the CommTech survey saddens me greatly. Curses! --Izno (talk) 23:27, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply
I came here to say the same thing. Metawiki unfortunately doesn't seem to have barnstars...? You deserve one :) MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 17:12, 9 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Community Wishlist[edit]

Hello, you expressed an endorsement on this wish: Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Editing/Autocomplete summaries in VisualEditor. Do you want to give a support vote too? --Dvorapa (talk) 18:51, 18 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Watchlist Expiry project page[edit]


During the Community Whishlist survey 2019, you have voted for the Watchlist item Expiration wish.

Community Tech has created the Watchlist Expiry project page to work on this feature, and is looking for your feedback about the open questions they have.

Regards, IFried_(WMF), 15:51, 25 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Community Wishlist Survey 2019 - Section Name in Diff[edit]


The Community Tech team (WMF) has officially started the project for Section Name in Diff, the #9 wish from the 2019 Community Wishlist Survey!

You previously voted for this wish, so we are now contacting you. We invite you to visit the project page, where you can read a project analysis and share your feedback.

We hope to see you on the project talk page, and thank you in advance!

-- IFried (WMF), 14:14, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

It takes arbitrary images[edit]


Per our discord conversation Wugapodes (talk) 01:16, 18 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Community Wishlist Survey Barnstar
For your awesome assistance in technical reviews of the Wishlist proposals NRodriguez (WMF) (talk) 19:31, 15 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

IP Range block[edit]

Hi there! Recently I noticed you blocked the range I kept a tab up showing their contributions. It revealed the range was used by MegaMack02, who is also subsequently a hacker. Looking at said user’s SPI archived cases they somehow hacked their way into an unrelated IP From a CU I also consulted, said sockmaster also hacked into an unrelated IP that began with 107 to create the ThomasDuhTankEngine2843 account (now global locked as LTA), and it was an IP accused for vandalizing various pages, including one on a TV series “Chowder” in the past, before the sockmaster’s coming. And here are some tidbits of info the sockmaster said:

MegaMack uses IPs operated by the American VPN provider Norton ([1]). All IPs are currently blocked for 6 months, and previously for 3 months and 1 week (for, but I would like to request a permanent block since the listed IPs are not only Open Proxies/VPNs, but there have been multiple hackings into these IPs by this particular sockmaster. Sockmaster has also said that they will repeat their hacking/sockpuppeting on a monthly basis. Thanks. VandalMan247 (talk, contribs) 02:04, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

List of Wikipedias/it[edit]

Hello, it's not about my preferences; the visualization of the tables was very wrong, and everything was very wide, exceeding the width of the page. Anyway it seems that the problem was somewhere else and "imported" in the page with your edit, and now it seems to be fixed, so I will restore your edit and check if it's all right. Phyrexian ɸ 07:29, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

Style sheets for system messages[edit]

Dear Izno,

Do you know whether there is a way to import a sanitized-css page into a a system message? Actually, templateStyles do work, but they are limited to .mw-parser-output scope.

I did not find such a feature request at Phabricator, do you know whether it has already been requested or discussed? Do you think it would be an interesting feature?

My goal is removing rule sets from Common.css which are specific to some system message which are not globally loaded.

-- Pols12 (talk) 19:13, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Pols12, what specific rules and where are they being applied? IznoPublic (talk) 19:41, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
That was a generic question; but for example, at at frwiki (line 1846), we target MediaWiki:Wikimedia-copyrightwarning which only displays while editing a page. -- Pols12 (talk) 19:57, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Pols12, yeah, I understand it being a generic question, but there are multiple different answers depending on the situation. In some cases, you can add <div class="mw-parser-output">content</div> (e.g.). In others, you can do nothing because of the particular selectors being used, because they target elements that can't be targeted with TemplateStyles. In a few others you could potentially do something but TemplateStyles does not yet support the relevant CSS (... or has a bug).
The specific rule you've pointed to here is of the third kind I think today (particularly, container queries), otherwise the second kind (because of .ve-ui-mwSaveDialog .oo-ui-window-frame). We have something like it in our CSS at MediaWiki:Common.css#L-211 that I think would go away if we could target mw-parser-output as a container, since at least two of those selectors + the associated rules pertain to the size of the popup box.
You can target <body> and <html> in TemplateStyles, but neither of those help in this case. Izno (talk) 20:16, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for this detailed answer! 🙂 I did not think about simply adding a .mw-parser-output wrapper div, that may indeed solve some cases. -- Pols12 (talk) 22:43, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply


Hi @Izno. The user has been confirmed at en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/MariaJaydHicky. Would you take a look? 2402:1980:335:1CFC:B807:FC65:A3E:F1F9 06:36, 10 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Reminder to vote now to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear Wikimedian,

You are receiving this message because you previously voted in the 2021 Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) election.

This is a reminder that if you have not voted yet on the ratification of the final Wikimedia Movement Charter draft, please do so by July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC.

You can read the final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter in your language. Following that, check on whether you are eligible to vote. If you are eligible, cast your vote on SecurePoll.

On behalf of the Charter Electoral Commission,

RamzyM (WMF) 15:24, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Test and co-create a new feature for reusing references with different details[edit]


this is Lina and Eline from the Technical Wishes product team at Wikimedia Deutschland. We hope this message finds you well!

We are currently working on a solution to help Wikimedians easily reuse references with different details – a problem related to several Community Wishlist Survey wishes (partially) supported by you (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4).

We want to invite you to a user testing session. During the session, you can test a prototype for Visual Editor and provide your feedback. Sessions will take 30–45 minutes, compensation is available. If you are interested, please sign up here (privacy policy).

Please note that most likely, we won’t be able to have sessions with everyone who is interested. We will try to test with a diverse group of wiki contributors. If you’re a fit, we will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

Hope to hear from you soon, and please let us know if you have any questions!

Best, Lina Farid (WMDE) (talk) 18:17, 10 July 2024 (UTC)Reply