User talk:TheDJ

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Hope you come back after a much deserved break .. we need you around to stay sane.--Eloquence* 02:28, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I'll be around, just not in this en.wp community... A big chunk of the core of this community has simply gone off the rails and lost perspective and if I don't want to get raging mad about that, then I need to step away. I would seriously question if we still want to have community liaisons here.. Seem rather unhealthy job conditions to me, I don't want them to get a burn out. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 09:45, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes, actually we'd need more people like you, not less! It's a shame that of all people always those who do good work and would be able to sort things out feel the need to take a timeout instead of those who messed up in the first place... --Patrick87 (talk) 02:46, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

We need a different community. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 09:45, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
I don't want to stir up any discussion here again but I can't let this comment go unanswered: In my opinion you're only telling a very little part of the story and I think you're wrong. There are parts of the community that we could do without, but the majority of users (those who you don't even hear at those disgusting discussions) are actually the different community you're talking about. By taking a break each and every one of them looses a great contributor. Especially since you are able to think as part of the community! Something many WMF staffers seemingly can't, which is the cause of all the hostility in the first place. 99% of the problems we have is lack of communication (so actually I think we need more community liaisons, with more power, which think closer to the community, in contrast to what you proposed to Erik above). I hope after some time you'll realize that the "community" you can't identify yourself with anymore right now is only a very small portion of us and that your work is appreciated! --Patrick87 (talk) 10:56, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Of course, by definition, I'm telling MY story. And my story, is that I don't want to read and have to mentally process all this crap anymore that people throw around. Negativity has taken over and I don't want to have to deal with that. I wish I could think of all those other 'good' experiences, but I can't. All of us in this community have a problem, but I don't see how to solve it, so i'm doing what is best for the only thing that I can control, which is 'me'. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Although unlucky for all of us this is a totally valid conclusion. I hope this turns out to be the right decision for you and I'd totally love to have you around again some time in future when things have calmed down. --Patrick87 (talk) 11:28, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Too bad for; more TheDJ for the rest of us! :P --Nemo 11:36, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I saw your updates to scientific method, hypothetico-deductive method, and was shocked to learn of your notice. I hope you enjoy your break, and thank you. --Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs) 12:46, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Thank you, TheDJ. I hope we're able to draw you back in the future to this community, but I know you also do excellent work elsewhere in the Wikimedia world, and I hope you'll find it within yourself to continue. You're one of the wisest Wikimedians with whom I have had the pleasure of interacting. Risker (talk) 15:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I hope you come back. You're a wonderful Wikipedian. --Ori.livneh (talk) 17:02, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, The DJ, I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so fed up. I was looking forward to what you would make of the quote-box project. In the meantime, thank you for the box with the left-hand border. The mix of your and WAID's boxes is now making Female genital mutilation a little easier to read. All the best, and thank you for all your work and dedication, SlimVirgin (talk) 01:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

I really hope this helps... you or someone else[edit]

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@Alsee: No thank you. My english wikipedia break is far too enjoyable. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 22:33, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Wikipedia module categories[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that Category:Wikipedia module categories is empty and there aren't that many module categories (unlike for templates), so don't you think this category can go and we can just add module categories to Category:Wikipedia modules ? Cenarium (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

@Cenarium: It's just copy paste work from when we first introduced modules, so whatever seems sane, let's go with that. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 08:44, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I've deleted it then. Cenarium (talk) 18:50, 13 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi !

I haven't followed mediaWiki accessibility changes for a few years. But a few years ago I remember that some improvements were attempted regarding the tabindex problem. And it wasn't very good, it left at least half of the problem unsolved. I have no idea how it is now, and no time to assess. Could you explain how the problem was fixed ? Thanks ! Dodoïste (talk) 09:44, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Well first of all, the entire collapsible section script was recently removed. Second, in the gadget (that re-adds it for those who wish) it now only uses tabindex=0 and not anything above 0. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 09:47, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I did not notice the left menu collapsible script was removed. That resolves the tabindex problem indeed. Tabindex is still used in the search field, but it seems to be a decent use. Looks like tabindex=0 and =-1 are used according to best practices.
I will update the page with a few explanations. :-) Dodoïste (talk) 21:50, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 21:30, 12 December 2014 (UTC)


I see you have blanked User:TheDJ/sharebox.js. User:TheDJ/Sharebox is still linked in many places so I suggest you mention Sharebox is gone. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:02, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Special character inserter[edit]

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Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 15:56, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Mobile Wikipedia problems[edit]

Mind if we continue this conversation here? Just less clutter so I can watch it, and hopefully it'll be faster to resolve. Here are my points:

  • Since about two days ago, on my iPhone running iOS 8 in Safari, about half of all Wikipedia Mobile articles have sections that can't collapse. Great Wall of China and Omakase are two examples.
    • I copied Great Wall of China to my sandbox and opened that in mobile Safari, but the sections did collapse.
  • On my iPhone, I wiped all cookies, cache, history etc. via Settings -> Safari and the problem still persists.
    • I even opened the problematic articles in iOS Simulator on my Mac, and the problem still exists there. Surely this means that the problem isn't associated with a single device.
  • The problem does not exist when browsing to the mobile version of a Wikipedia article in Firefox on my Mac.

I'd like to help resolve this ASAP if possible because it's definitely an annoyance to me personally, especially when reading long articles on mobile. And I can't recall for sure, but I think this problem has occurred before.

Also, is there a Git repo for mobile Wikipedia, so I can browse around? Gary (talk · scripts) 14:41, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

@Gary: I have tried both logged in and logged out and I have no such problem. I suspect you are logged out. Can you try logging in on the mobile site ? Possibly your ISP is doing some caching some resources incorrectly. Such caching should be bypassed if you are logged in. For the code, go to Extension:MobileFrontend and choose the "browse file tree" link —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 17:42, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Logging in fixed it. Sucks if my ISP is causing problems. It's a pretty big ISP so I'd imagine this would affect a lot of people then... Gary (talk · scripts) 17:50, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Another possible cause can be your modem/router in the home. There are some models that do (really crappy) caching as well. Restarting that might sometimes wipe that cache. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 19:13, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
On my iPhone, I turned off WiFi and connected to my wireless carrier. My wireless carrier is a different company from my Internet provider, yet the problem still occurs on my wireless carrier. Hard to imagine that the problem affects two telecom companies...? Gary (talk · scripts) 20:16, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Quick question, but will it be possible to push Wikipedia Watchlist updates to a smartphone in the near future? Gary (talk · scripts) 18:22, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

If someone builds a push service, sure. Long term that is planned. Though I would say the more challenging part is the filtering, categorizing and smart selection of what needs to be or can be pushed. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 19:08, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps even simply just send out one notification a day, specifying the number of watchlist changes in the past 24 hours. It makes life easier than to keep checking the watchlist when I don't have too many articles on it. Gary (talk · scripts) 01:33, 7 April 2015 (UTC)


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For being so amazingly helpful on WP:VPT! Ori.livneh (talk) 09:05, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Help desk[edit]

Thanks for your comment on WP:HD. I already installed it, so it doesn't make a difference for me anymore, and I didn't need the ping, but it's a good idea to add it to the discussion for others. — Sebastian 08:02, 13 April 2015 (UTC)