lewiscawte (Lewis Cawte)Administrator
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May 31 2014, 9:14 PM (176 w, 4 d)
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Lcawte

Recent Activity

Aug 21 2017

lewiscawte closed T113: Imported pages not appear in auto-suggest [lenen] as Invalid.
Aug 21 2017, 10:26 PM
lewiscawte added a project to T131: Sort HTTPS and make it available to everyone: 2018 Major Operations.
Aug 21 2017, 10:24 PM · 2018 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a comment to T176: Use VIPS for image scaling & deploy the VipsScaler MediaWiki extension.

Currently being used on Brickipedia with no issues. Hope to roll out globally soon.

Aug 21 2017, 10:23 PM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte edited projects for T132: Move SSL Termination to Vertex, added: 2018 Major Operations; removed 2017 Major Operations.
Aug 21 2017, 10:22 PM · 2018 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte created 2018 Major Operations.
Aug 21 2017, 10:22 PM
lewiscawte closed T216: Setup LetsEncrypt for tools/chirp sites as Resolved.

StaffWiki now done.

Aug 21 2017, 9:34 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte triaged T216: Setup LetsEncrypt for tools/chirp sites as Unbreak Now! priority.
Aug 21 2017, 8:10 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a comment to T216: Setup LetsEncrypt for tools/chirp sites.

Certificates expired for *.shoutwiki.com.

Aug 21 2017, 8:03 PM · Restricted Project

Jul 7 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T131: Sort HTTPS and make it available to everyone.

So I'm going to target this for February 2018... it'll give us a bit of prep time after LetsEncrypt launches wildcard certificates in January.

Jul 7 2017, 2:02 PM · 2018 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte closed T220: add Wikibase extension to veri.shoutwiki.com as Wontfix.

I'm going to go as far as to say I can't see us supporting this extension any time in the next 12 months. I'm almost tempted to go further, but who knows. A few months ago, I would have said the same thing about Echo.

Jul 7 2017, 2:01 PM

Jul 5 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T74: Provide a better No Such Wiki page.

So the idea, other than just providing the deletion log if a wiki was deleted, is to provide something along the lines of the old Wikia home page with image links to related and big wikis.

Jul 5 2017, 3:44 AM · Design, Major Code, NoSuchWiki
lewiscawte added a comment to T73: Always pass a requested wiki to NSW.

So NoSuchWiki no longer uses HTTP_REFERER as browsers don't set this often enough for this to be reliable.

Jul 5 2017, 3:33 AM · NoSuchWiki

Jun 16 2017

lewiscawte claimed T201: Add TemplateSandbox to our extension request whitelist.

Looks very useful. Might try and get this out soon.

Jun 16 2017, 9:01 AM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte updated the task description for T201: Add TemplateSandbox to our extension request whitelist.
Jun 16 2017, 9:00 AM · Restricted Project

Jun 12 2017

lewiscawte created T216: Setup LetsEncrypt for tools/chirp sites.
Jun 12 2017, 4:42 PM · Restricted Project

Jun 11 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T215: Rewrite CreateWiki's backend.

Isn't there already a task to rewrite CreateWiki's backend?

Jun 11 2017, 5:30 PM · Technical Debt, JavaScript, Performance, CreateWiki
lewiscawte closed T213: About protocol problems when using ShoutWiki as Wontfix.

The fix is to stop using HTTPS. I know, it sucks, but it's unsupported for a very good reason at the moment, and it'll stop working when our current certificate expires in about two months time.

Jun 11 2017, 5:28 PM · Mobile

Jun 8 2017

lewiscawte updated subscribers of T211: Allow stewards to add/remove other stewards.

This is actually a good request we hear quite a lot.

Jun 8 2017, 1:14 AM
lewiscawte added a comment to T210: Security risk with EditAccount and LookupUser.

@lewiscawte I'm more concerned about EditAccount, which poses stronger risks.

Jun 8 2017, 1:02 AM · Unknown Object (Project), LookupUser
lewiscawte closed T209: Change configuration for my wiki as Invalid.

Within certain parameters, yes. Email support@shoutwiki.com. This isn't a bug, and it is a widely known fact.

Jun 8 2017, 12:49 AM · Support
lewiscawte added a comment to T69: AdBlockDetector.

Oh, really? I was under the impression we get CPM as well as CPC bids on our ad units. But then again, what do I know? I'm only the person with the access to the data.

Unless I'm mistaken, ShoutWiki gains revenue from hosting the ads. Individual users blocking them on their personal devices (there are dozens of free content blockers out there) shouldn't affect anything

Jun 8 2017, 12:48 AM · Advertising
lewiscawte added a comment to T94: Remove unused extensions.

Which wiki does configure work with? ShoutWiki Hub only? I'm surprised that it even works at all in its curernt state, given the fact that the documentation page says it's incompatible with MediaWiki 1.28

Jun 8 2017, 12:40 AM · Restricted Project, Unknown Object (Project), Technical Debt
lewiscawte added a comment to T69: AdBlockDetector.

Oh, really? I was under the impression we get CPM as well as CPC bids on our ad units. But then again, what do I know? I'm only the person with the access to the data.

Jun 8 2017, 12:38 AM · Advertising
lewiscawte closed T210: Security risk with EditAccount and LookupUser as Invalid.

Yes, there are security and/or privacy issues. The applicable part here being "privacy issues". Which is why only staff can use these tools to enable us to do our jobs. We take privacy seriously, and these tools are not used unless it is necessary. LookupUser was originally written by one of the key MediaWiki developers, who is currently employed by the Wikimedia Foundation, so will have been written with security and privacy concerns in mind.

Jun 8 2017, 12:35 AM · Unknown Object (Project), LookupUser
lewiscawte added a comment to T94: Remove unused extensions.

There's a reason a number of extensions in the repository are unused. For Configure it's a case of "works okay for one wiki, not 8800+."

Jun 8 2017, 12:24 AM · Restricted Project, Unknown Object (Project), Technical Debt

Jun 3 2017

lewiscawte placed T207: Echo support for Aurora up for grabs.
Jun 3 2017, 9:11 PM · Aurora
lewiscawte added a project to T207: Echo support for Aurora: Aurora.
Jun 3 2017, 9:08 PM · Aurora
lewiscawte created T207: Echo support for Aurora.
Jun 3 2017, 8:21 PM · Aurora
lewiscawte closed T194: Consider enabling Thanks extension globally as Resolved.
Jun 3 2017, 8:18 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte closed T194: Consider enabling Thanks extension globally, a subtask of T182: Globally deploy Echo, as Resolved.
Jun 3 2017, 8:18 PM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations

Jun 2 2017

Imposter-CJC95 awarded T182: Globally deploy Echo a Heartbreak token.
Jun 2 2017, 6:26 PM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations

Jun 1 2017

MattFitzpatrick awarded T182: Globally deploy Echo a Party Time token.
Jun 1 2017, 8:57 PM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte created T206: Faster global operations scripts.
Jun 1 2017, 8:12 PM · Restricted Project

Apr 9 2017

lewiscawte closed T192: Cannot parse <math> tags as Resolved.
Apr 9 2017, 9:10 AM

Mar 30 2017

lewiscawte created T198: Log referrers of time-outs.
Mar 30 2017, 9:25 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a comment to T197: Script creation of avatar and award directories.

Current commands:

Mar 30 2017, 9:21 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte created T197: Script creation of avatar and award directories.
Mar 30 2017, 9:20 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte created T196: Write a new ticket filing front-end.
Mar 30 2017, 9:16 PM · Support, Design

Mar 29 2017

lewiscawte triaged T195: Consider adding UniversalLanguageSelector to the ShoutWiki extension request list as Wishlist priority.
Mar 29 2017, 11:53 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte awarded T194: Consider enabling Thanks extension globally a Like token.
Mar 29 2017, 8:14 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte awarded T194: Consider enabling Thanks extension globally a Like token.
Mar 29 2017, 8:14 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte closed T144: Session issues for some users (post MW1.27) as Resolved.
Mar 29 2017, 3:44 PM
lewiscawte closed T154: Can't connect my account as Resolved.
Mar 29 2017, 3:44 PM
lewiscawte closed T180: Move sessions out of the database as Resolved.
Mar 29 2017, 3:44 PM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte added a parent task for T194: Consider enabling Thanks extension globally: T182: Globally deploy Echo.
Mar 29 2017, 3:12 PM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a subtask for T182: Globally deploy Echo: T194: Consider enabling Thanks extension globally.
Mar 29 2017, 3:12 PM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations

Mar 28 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T68: HAWelcome take into account SocialProfile.

Based on the fact that patch was filed... over half a year ago, we can safely assume it's been deployed. Can we close this as resolved?

Mar 28 2017, 11:15 AM · Technical Debt

Mar 27 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T144: Session issues for some users (post MW1.27).

Should be fixed?

Mar 27 2017, 9:39 PM
lewiscawte claimed T192: Cannot parse <math> tags.
Mar 27 2017, 9:24 PM

Mar 25 2017

lewiscawte added a project to T191: Issues about Vector Skin - dropdown menus are covered by right ads.: Advertising.
Mar 25 2017, 1:19 AM · Advertising, Skins
lewiscawte lowered the priority of T191: Issues about Vector Skin - dropdown menus are covered by right ads. from High to Normal.
Mar 25 2017, 1:19 AM · Advertising, Skins

Mar 18 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T154: Can't connect my account.

I think this was resolved with T180 and various other changes.

Mar 18 2017, 2:42 PM

Mar 17 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T180: Move sessions out of the database.

So after more reports of session issues this morning, I've put sessions in Redis for now.

Mar 17 2017, 12:54 PM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations

Mar 14 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T185: Improve current client error 404/403 pages.

While having this page available in as many languages would be nice, I'm not really sure if it's feasible.

Mar 14 2017, 8:42 AM · I18n, Design, Restricted Project
lewiscawte triaged T184: "Business" analytics as Wishlist priority.
Mar 14 2017, 2:57 AM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte created T184: "Business" analytics.
Mar 14 2017, 2:56 AM · Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a project to T112: Make branding consistent: Design.
Mar 14 2017, 2:31 AM · Design, Skins
lewiscawte added a project to T43: Track and manage third party extensions: Major Code.
Mar 14 2017, 2:31 AM · Major Code
lewiscawte added a project to T55: Rewrite CreateWiki Frontend: Major Code.
Mar 14 2017, 2:31 AM · Technical Debt, Design, Major Code, CreateWiki
lewiscawte added a project to T74: Provide a better No Such Wiki page: Major Code.
Mar 14 2017, 2:31 AM · Design, Major Code, NoSuchWiki
lewiscawte added a project to T98: Write a ShoutWiki library: Major Code.
Mar 14 2017, 2:31 AM · Major Code
lewiscawte added a project to T96: Manage custom extensions: Major Code.
Mar 14 2017, 2:31 AM · Major Code, Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a project to T165: Get nagged at for out of date things.: Major Code.
Mar 14 2017, 2:31 AM · Major Code, 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte created Major Code.
Mar 14 2017, 2:28 AM
lewiscawte triaged T183: Produce error pages for server downtimes as Normal priority.

Thinking about it, we could do with a better 404 and 403 error page.

Mar 14 2017, 2:26 AM · I18n, Design, Restricted Project
lewiscawte created T183: Produce error pages for server downtimes.
Mar 14 2017, 2:24 AM · I18n, Design, Restricted Project
lewiscawte moved T141: Ensure custom logs get rotated from Backlog to Servers on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte moved T140: Rewrite our VCL for Varnish 5.0 from Backlog to Servers on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte moved T132: Move SSL Termination to Vertex from Backlog to Servers on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · 2018 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte moved T142: Enable VisualEditor from Backlog to Extensions with Many Dependencies on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte moved T181: Deploy TimedMediaHandler from Extensions to Extensions with Many Dependencies on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte moved T180: Move sessions out of the database from Backlog to Servers on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte moved T170: Remove DeleteWiki backups on a regular basis from Backlog to Servers on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project, CreateWiki
lewiscawte moved T176: Use VIPS for image scaling & deploy the VipsScaler MediaWiki extension from Extensions to Servers on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte moved T176: Use VIPS for image scaling & deploy the VipsScaler MediaWiki extension from Backlog to Extensions on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:19 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte moved T181: Deploy TimedMediaHandler from Backlog to Extensions on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:18 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte moved T182: Globally deploy Echo from Backlog to Extensions on the 2017 Major Operations board.
Mar 14 2017, 2:18 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte triaged T182: Globally deploy Echo as High priority.
Mar 14 2017, 2:13 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte created T182: Globally deploy Echo.
Mar 14 2017, 2:10 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte triaged T181: Deploy TimedMediaHandler as Normal priority.
Mar 14 2017, 1:58 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte created T181: Deploy TimedMediaHandler.
Mar 14 2017, 1:58 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte added a project to T169: ShoutWiki should have a staff tool for viewing the info of a wiki: Support.
Mar 14 2017, 1:45 AM · Support
lewiscawte claimed T180: Move sessions out of the database.

This may also help with T144 and T154.

Mar 14 2017, 1:28 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte created T180: Move sessions out of the database.
Mar 14 2017, 1:28 AM · Restricted Project, 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte added a project to T53: Investigate Metrolook ad placement: Advertising.
Mar 14 2017, 1:23 AM · Advertising, Skins
lewiscawte added a project to T54: User menu is overlayed by ShoutWikiAds sidebar advertisement : Advertising.
Mar 14 2017, 1:23 AM · Advertising, Skins
lewiscawte edited projects for T57: Reporting Ads, added: Advertising; removed Other/Unspecified.
Mar 14 2017, 1:23 AM · Advertising
lewiscawte added a project to T58: Review effectiveness of ads: Advertising.
Mar 14 2017, 1:22 AM · Advertising
lewiscawte edited projects for T69: AdBlockDetector, added: Advertising; removed Other/Unspecified.
Mar 14 2017, 1:22 AM · Advertising
lewiscawte added a project to T174: Vector 160x600 skyscraper ad overflows 120x600 iframe: Advertising.
Mar 14 2017, 1:22 AM · Advertising, Skins
lewiscawte created Advertising.
Mar 14 2017, 1:19 AM
lewiscawte added a project to T132: Move SSL Termination to Vertex: 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:17 AM · 2018 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a project to T140: Rewrite our VCL for Varnish 5.0: 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:17 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a project to T141: Ensure custom logs get rotated: 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:17 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a project to T142: Enable VisualEditor: 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:17 AM · 2017 Major Operations
lewiscawte added a project to T165: Get nagged at for out of date things.: 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:17 AM · Major Code, 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte added a project to T170: Remove DeleteWiki backups on a regular basis: 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:17 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project, CreateWiki
lewiscawte added a project to T176: Use VIPS for image scaling & deploy the VipsScaler MediaWiki extension: 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:17 AM · 2017 Major Operations, Restricted Project
lewiscawte created 2017 Major Operations.
Mar 14 2017, 1:14 AM

Mar 13 2017

lewiscawte added a comment to T174: Vector 160x600 skyscraper ad overflows 120x600 iframe.

Should be fixed when rSHWK4162 is deployed.

Mar 13 2017, 1:50 PM · Advertising, Skins