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Welcome to the talk page for the WP:STiki tool. It works just as any other talk page. However, before you report a bug or feature request, please check the table of the first section to see if the issue is already known. Please do not edit that table manually, instead just start a discussion and STiki's developers will update the table as appropriate.

Known Bugs and Feature Requests[edit]

STiki Outstanding Bugs and Feature Requests
ID Contact Type Description Status Urgency
T#057 Ugog Nizdast Feature Request Resolve the milestone for blocked editor issue. WP:BEANS. Done in Source Medium-High
T#058 MusikAnimal Feature Request Enable two-factor authentication or "BotPasswords". Pending Medium-High
T#059 Adotchar Feature Request Identify a mechanism to notify users when they have a message within STiki, possibly with options regarding how prominent this notification should be. Pending Medium
T#039 Ugog Nizdast Feature Request The user should have the capability to display some form of article history, primarily/all in the form of metadata, for the edit under inspection. Pending Medium
T#045 Chess Feature Request Current custom AGF messages hide behind opaque names and are fixed in number. There should be a more dynamic CRUD + naming scheme for AGF messages, which if not an in-STiki interface, could depend on user editing of the configuration files. Pending Medium-Low
T#040 Yaris678 Feature Request Rather than the current "last revert" message having a very "error" tone, shift that to something more positively reflecting the classification was still useful. Better yet, detect when conflicting edits are by STiki user to change message tone accordingly. Pending Medium-Low
T#010 Allens Feature Request There is a desire to somehow represent (possibly with underlining or a color) whether a wikilink has an existing article destination or is a "red-link". Some investigation is needed to determine how to best do this with the Mediawiki API, and the performance penalty it causes. Could also be a STiki option whether or not this should be done. On Hold Medium-Low
T#028 John of Reading Feature Request Expand processing to include some alternative namespaces, namely "portal" and "help". Existing classification models would be re-used and there would be an explicit new queue for these edits. Pending Medium-Low
T#027 Arc de ciel Feature Request More careful recording of "pass" actions. This would also permit a feature allowing a user to view, ex post facto, how the edits they passed on were eventually classified. On Hold Medium-Low
T#056 Materialscientist Bug Fix If the article currently being displayed in the STiki browser is deleted (i.e., by the STiki user in a traditional browser), it will cause the STiki browser to stall when the article is subsequently classified. Pending Medium-Low
T#004 West.andrew.g Feature Request The STiki client currently talks to the backend using only MySQL. MySQL communication could be firewalled by some organizations, making the move to HTTP/PHP communications a good idea. However, this remains low priority given that such little mention has been made of this shortcoming. Pending Low
T#003 Chicocvenancio and Meiskam Feature Request STiki exists only in English, and should perhaps put structure in place for localization. Meiskam wrote some initial structure for this, but I am holding on trunk integration. To move forward, we need someone who has the time, expertise, resources (a server), and willingness to run a STiki backend and do all text translation. On Hold Very Low
Feature Request Note that all requests pertaining to the inclusion of back-end classifier features should be lodged and discussed in the sandbox at Wikipedia talk:STiki/Feature development

CHANGELOG for 2016-08-04 release[edit]

Greetings STiki-ers... The first update in a long time that isn't an emergency release! As always, your participation and continued feedback is appreciated. This is likely the STiki version that will take us over 1 MILLION reverts. This update brings us:

  • The "ignore" button (adjacent to the "user" line of the "metadata panel") enables a session-length ignore of edits made by a particular user (e.g., repeated maintenance tasks that are not vandalism). The ignore list resets when STiki is restarted. The link will change from a blue "ignore" to red "ignored" if the action succeeds (T#053).
  • Implemented API "thank" functionality. A revision/editor can be "thanked" by using the button adjacent to the "REVISION_ID" line of the "metadata panel". "Thanking" is tied to specific revision-ids, justifying this placement. It was not made an explicit classification button and tied to the "innocent" outcome as such a promotion seems like mission-creep for an anti-vandalism tool. The link will change from a blue "thank" to red "thanked" if the action is successful. Note that only registered editors can be thanked, and the link will be hidden for edits made by unregistered users (T#055).
  • The fact an article is CSD ("candidate for speedy deletion") can now be noted atop diffs, similar to how the "this will rollback 'n' edits" note already appears. This functionality is enabled by default, but is in "options" menu (T#052).
  • First attempt at solving macOS GUI layout issues. These seemed to stem from the fact macOS enforces a border on JButtons (T#054).
  • A situation was identified where rollback tokens were sometimes failing to be acquired. This was in turn causing those rollbacks to silently fail and block subsequent ones. This probably caused some of the "I did work; but made no edits" sessions.
  • Minor change w.r.t. to height of "watchlist options" drop-down, which seems to have no default minimum height
  • Minor change to make login error messages more descriptive

Thanks, West.andrew.g (talk) 04:46, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Request to reassign uses to my current username[edit]

It would be great if STiki uses from my previous two usernames, APerson241 (talk · contribs) and APerson (talk · contribs), could be reassigned to my current username. Thanks! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:28, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- @Enterprisey: Remapped 4328 contributions. Will be reflected at the time of the next report generation. Thanks, West.andrew.g (talk) 05:24, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Enterprisey (talk!) 06:36, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

@West.andrew.g: Here's another: Moe_Epsilon from Moe Epsilon. Veteran who's originally 15th per ranking at Wikipedia:STiki/leaderboard. Second time coming in the milestones, I must have forgotten to report it initially. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 05:17, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

There has been no change to my username, so I don't know why my statistics would be on the table twice. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 05:52, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
@Moe Epsilon: Have you been explicitly typing the underscore when logging into STiki? I don't remember off the top off my head when the username initialization occurs in the workflow. Maybe the WMF changed up their normalization logic. Either way, in the immediate I've moved the 1332 contributions under the "underscore" version of your name to the "space" version for the leaderboard and milestones. Congratulations on crossing over 30,000 in the process. Thanks, West.andrew.g (talk) 08:07, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
@West.andrew.g: I haven't had the program in a while since I've switched computers. I took a look and I have been logging in with an underscore. I figured that it would register it all the same (since it technically is the same username). I'll just erase the underscore and make it easy on you. Thanks. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 08:20, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Reference letter for work done on Wikipedia?[edit]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I am going to make a bold request here to request someone here to write a reference letter for me documenting my patrol work on Wikipedia.

I need such letter to prove I actually did patrol work on Wikipedia to colleges without requiring them opening my user page or contribution page.

I would be immensely appreciative of you if you write a brief letter proving my work on Wikipedia is authentic.

If you are willing to provide me a letter of reference, drop me a talk message. I am again appreciative of you and your work on Wikipedia.

My user check is attached here:

Ueutyi (talk · contribs · count · logs · block log · lu · rfa · rfb · arb · rfc · lta · socks) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ueutyi (talkcontribs) 05:53, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Why not direct the ones who want to know about this, to user page; user contributions; edit count - and they will see for themselves? It is just like having written an article, and then just sending people to the source page where they can actually find or download the article. Hope this helps! Super48paul (talk) 09:51, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Admission officers cannot visit links, and my own claim is not credible in their eyes, that's why I need a reference letter. Ueutyi (talk) 00:24, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

CluebotNG is down[edit]

I am aware of the fact that ClueBotNG, and therefore the associated feed into STiki, has been down for several hours or more. With the holidays upcoming and possibly limited connectivity, I am reluctant to change the default clue over to "STiki (metadata)". They seem to be working on a resolution over there, which can be monitored at User_talk:ClueBot_Commons. However, in the short term, STiki users may benefit from manually changing their queue selection; hit-rates haven't been too great in the CBNG queue over the past few hours. Happy holidays, West.andrew.g (talk) 16:19, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Special request to revert vandalism with STiki[edit]

I ask for the tool because i feel confident that I will be of help fighting vandalism with it. I requested for Rollback but was denied for reasons that I had requested for it not too long ago- and then I was not so active with reverting vandalism. I read through its page and notice that I can be granted the privilege if I make a special request at its talk page. I promise to use it if granted for the best interest of Wikipedia and should I use it wrongly the privilege be withdrawn with immediate effect. Thank you!!Mahveotm (talk) 16:26, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Can someone else comment here? Rollback first requested and rejected JAN-7. Reapplied for and rejected JAN-17 on basis of adjacency to previous rejection. Most work seems to be in welcoming and speedy delete nomination. I don't see a lot of anti-vandalism work, or if its there, user warnings aren't being left appropriately. Nothing really problematic per se, but I'd recommend WP:CVUA. West.andrew.g (talk) 16:12, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Request for access[edit]

@West.andrew.g: I would like access to the STiki tool, to be used during down time when not writing articles. Most my contributions are image uploads and article expansions, thus my low edit count. It would take me many months to reach 1000 at this rate, when I could be helping with this part of the project now. I was not originally interested in helping with vandalism, but just by reading Wikipedia I've come across it too many times so I know more help is needed. Psiĥedelisto (talk) 13:13, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

@Psiĥedelisto: FYI per this edit, pings don't work unless they're signed with four tildes. See WP:Notifications for how they work. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 21:37, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the pointer K6ka, so I will take this opportunity to ping West.andrew.g properly. Psiĥedelisto (talk) 06:47, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes check.svg Done -- @Psiĥedelisto: I've approved your account. I'm hoping the accent/circumflex in your name doesn't cause any problems in the client/server exchange. If you can't log on, that is likely something we need to troubleshoot. Thanks, West.andrew.g (talk) 16:18, 22 January 2017 (UTC)