I've recently seen some complaints from 2 users located in the same country
Users from different countries but similar user rights don't seem to have
Is it possible to have different cache invalidation rules for different
countries? If not, what else could cause this behavior?
I will restart the Gerrit and CI services tomorrow Thursday April 7th at
7:00 UTC. The services will be unavailable for up to half an hour while
the maintenance is being conducted.
I have shifted the morning UTC backport and config window by half an
hour. The MediaWiki train for 1.39.0-wmf.36 scheduled for 8:00 UTC might
be delayed a bit depending on how many config and backports we have to
Synchronization will be on Libera.chat IRC channel #wikimedia-operations
Antoine "hashar" Musso
The Trainsperiment is complete!
Thank you to all the folks who commented and helped solve blockers—
*together* *we deployed four trains in one week!*
We have another favor to ask: we want to hear what you thought of the
If you have the mental space to take a survey, we'd appreciate it.
- Link: https://forms.gle/8P8BDuUrT1JKtCu36
- Deadline: We'll leave the survey open until *Friday, April 8th*
We'll share what we learn (anonymously) shortly after that!
Tyler Cipriani (he/him)
Engineering Manager, Release Engineering
The WMF Privacy and Machine Learning Platform teams are developing model
cards to increase visibility, transparency, and accountability of
algorithmic decision-making on WMF platforms. A model card
<https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.03993> is a document about a machine learning
model that seeks to answer basic questions about the model in a clear and
concise manner. The broad goal of this project is for every ML model hosted
by WMF to have a model card for the community and public to understand,
discuss, and govern that model.
We would love for you to give some feedback on the talk page of our
We're specifically looking to answer the following questions:
- What aspects of the model card are useful, informative, or helpful?
- What aspects of the model card are confusing or unhelpful?
- Are there any features or sections that aren't on the model card that you
would like to see?
Thanks so much!
I made a task on the Phabricator, where I've requested ownership for the
HidePrefix extension. Be free to place comments, and any questions for me
if you have.