I wholeheartedly agree with David that cataloging examples of smallish
problems is a good way to get a sense of where the biggest underlying
problems are, and a great way of having more specific examples to
Tags do seem like the obvious way to address this. Tracking tasks seems to
be deprecated in the mediawiki documentation
tags are recommended instead
but I don't think that's enforced.
So I guess I'm in the same position as David: I think this is a good idea,
the proper implementation seems to be blocked by permissions (and possibly
rightly so), and the obvious hack is discouraged, so I don't know what to
In summary: +1
Software Engineer, Discovery
On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 8:47 AM, David Causse <dcausse(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
maybe not the best place to talk about that but...
I'd like to categorize some phab tasks so that I can access them quickly
in the future. At first I thought that tags would be a perfect fit by
creating my own custom tags. But as far as I understood tags are projects
and I'm not allowed to create them.
I suppose that if this feature is protected behind permissions this is
because phab admins do not want someone to pollute the system with random
My usecase is:
Sometimes users report queries that are not performing very well. Usually
by reading the query I can identify and classify the cause. This cause can
be something like:
- bad weighting of words in the title
- text analysis issue
- index/db discrepancies
This list is quite vague...
While it's not worth fixing a particular issue that mentions a specific
query it's sometimes helpful to retrieve such tickets (where sometimes I
added a comment) while I'm working on this class of problems:
- just to have more examples to test
- maybe I was wrong with the initial classification and the problem is
Retrieving such tickets is painful today, because I have to rely on
search, not to blame phab developpers, search is hard we all know :)
Today I used the parent/child relationships e.g.
but I don't think it's the
proper approach because when I classify tickets I don't necessarily have a
parent task ready.
Thanks for your suggestions.
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