User talk:Bawolff

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I'm somewhat busy in real life, and as a result, it may take me until the weekend to respond. Bawolff 16:24, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

note to self[edit]

Do something about the sight button for new articles.

write rss toolserver thingy and/or yell at wikinewsies who let their ts account expire.[edit]

note to self for adding to todo list.



Regards from portugal[edit]

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [1] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl

Regards from portugal[edit]

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [2] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl

Unreliable javascript[edit]

Hi. I've been observing a puzzle for... I think a few months now, and was just wondering if you might have any thoughts on it.

Aside: This is only indirectly related to my dialog tools, which as usual are shaping up slowly (I' trying to figure out, atm, whether it's premature for me to start building an interactive assistant for building-and-maintenance of interactive assistants). From the very first I designed the dialog tools to be as robust as possible, including especially robust against all but the most unlikely of changes to the underlying wiki platform. And so far the dialog tools haven't shown the anomaly I'm about to describe. But anything that shows instability in javascript worries me.

What I've observed is that sometimes, apparently randomly, when loading a page — on both en.wn and en.wb — some of the javascript gadgetry doesn't load. I'd first noticed this about UTCLiveClock, but then gradually became aware that when it happens it also applies to the collapsing of the legend on RecentChanges. I think I remember the problem also applying to HotCat; I really need to try to remember to notice, next time I see it happen, whether or not it also applies to the "Review progress" gadget. I'd first wondered if it had to do with UTCLiveClock being a very old gadget (or am I mistaken in believing it easily predates ResourceLoader), but I wouldn't have thought a problem with collapsing the RC legend would fit that profile. At any rate, if you've any thoughts on what sort of cause it might have and perhaps how to avoid it, I'd be most interested to hear. --Pi zero (talk) 12:05, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Hm. When javascript fails — which happens a fair fraction of the time, these days, search-box completion is absent too. --Pi zero (talk) 11:25, 7 April 2016 (UTC)


That script is old and will stop working later this year. In the worst case scenario, it would throw JavaScript errors that prevents not just itself, but even other JavaScript from working. We should fixe it or remove it. --SleaY (talk) 14:20, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

@SleaY: What is it about it, that will stop working? Also, when does "later this year" mean? I've heard a bunch of stuff will stop working but there never seem to be specifics about why. We have a very heavily automated project here and I suspect most of it depends on that library that you're saying will stop working later this year (although we do have a replacement in the works, it's just not clear if it'll be ready in time).

Btw, we already have JavaScript intermittently failing to work, and so does English Wikibooks. --Pi zero (talk) 14:42, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

i'm aware its old, i wrote it a long time ago. Im not really doing anything beyond the bare minimun of maintinance for it anymore, my interests primarily moving on to other things. What is the nature of your concern? Bawolff 17:28, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

cleanup in aisle MediaWiki:Gadget-dictionaryLookupHover.js[edit]

Mayhap a bit of time to move deprecated/unmaintained scripts to userspace to maintain the history? - Amgine | t 15:01, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

I guess maybe. Although i think there are some cross-wiki scripts that assume its at that particular location. I don't think its bothering anyone where it is. Bawolff 17:24, 21 July 2016 (UTC)