User talk:Bawolff

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Smile!

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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.

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User:Amgine/apcerror

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

Category:Pages using DynamicPageList[edit]

Hi Bawolff, hope you're well, I was wondering if by any chance you know what this category has started to appear on various pages. It's seemingly random, but I don't think anyone is quite sure what's up. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:51, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

hi User:Chaetodipus. Recently there was an issue on ruwikinews, where a large import combined with dpl resulted in all wikimedia sites going down (phab:T287362. Developers want to get a better idea how dpl is used, and especially of the wikis that have it enabled which ones actually use it, in order to better asses risk of the extension. To that end they added a tracking category to better keep track of DPL usages. Since it was just added it might take a little while for the category to populate. Bawolff 04:19, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the response, it had seemed a little strange that a cat popped up out of nowhere like that. Does this seem like it was just a one-time issue with ru.wikinews doing its large import, or is there serious consideration in the removal of the DPL extension on the wikimedia sites? —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 04:34, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
ruwikinews is having dpl permenantly removed. I think there is a high liklihood it will also be removed from some larger wikis like en wiktionary if it turns out the community there doesn't use it. Ever since dpl was first made it was always acknowleged that it was doing inefficient things and would not work after wikis got past a certain size, and ruwikinews with 13 million pages is way past that limit (also, their refusal to take any responsibility for their part in this mess, and their little episode of yellow journalism over this issue, really has not endeared them to the devs. But that's secondary to the real issue that the approach taken by dpl does not work once wikis get too big). Beyond that, discussions are still ongoing and i'm not sure what the outcome will be. I suspect enwikinews will be safe or at the very least should dpl be removed across wmf, i would suspect a replacement would be made available. (Disclaimer: i dont work for wmf anymore, all just my opinion, i have no special insider knowledge outside of what i pick up from my social circle) Bawolff 04:53, 29 July 2021 (UTC)