Notes from #MetaBrainz Meeting 2021-08-09

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#MetaBrainz Meeting 2021-08-09

Meeting start: https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844368/

International Monday of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Agenda

Reviews

@yyoung

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844372/

@amcap1712

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844385/

@rob

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844391/

@alastairp

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844417/

@yvanzo

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844428/

@reosarevok

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844436/

@CatQuest

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844446/

@zas

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844452/

@bitmap

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4841465/

@Freso

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844466/

@akashgp09

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844472/

@akshaaatt

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844480/

@jdaok

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844488/

@diru1100

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844493/

@ritiek

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844498/

Make mb/user/edit redirect to mb/account/edit

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844505/

It was noted that /user/edit redirecting to /account/edit might be confusing, so instead it was suggested to “take over” the edit user and put a note in its Bio text linked to /account/edit instead. This latter approach was agreed to be the path to take.

Improved MB monitoring

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4841600/

@alastairp noted that there is currently not a lot of distinguishing between teams in the alerts, making it hard to tell what’s relevant to you.

@zas mentioned that he has “a bunch of ideas about improving monitoring and alerting”.

@alastairp additionally noted that he feels “like many alerts aren’t actionalable by anyone”.

@zas noted that he’s “delaying upgrading to grafana 8 which has many changes to alert system, and I would like to get rid of influxdb and replace it with prometheus (which would also make us able to get rid of nagios): then we need “per team” telegram alerts, which is quite easy to set up”

@rob and @bitmap agreed that @bitmap would coordinate with the MB team to figure out a short-term stop-gap measure. Also to have more team-specific alerts.

MBS-9841: Warn about the new beta version on mb.o

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844591/

A full banner was deemed too intrusive. It was suggested a more targeted banner might be more appropriate, e.g. for auto-editors or experienced editors.

@Freso mentioned that the reason he doesn’t use beta is because he doesn’t want to remember to remove the “beta.” from copy/pasted URLs, which others were in agreement with.

In response, @Rob suggested routing traffic to beta based on configuration setting, so the URL would be the same. E.g., https://musicbrainz.org/edit/user would serve https://beta.musicbrainz.org/edit/user if a user has set the beta setting/cookie. This approach was generally deemed a good idea and @Rob asked the MB team to talk to @zas about implementing it.

Trans deadnames and “credited as” as proposed in the forum

https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/libera/metabrainz/msg/4844637/

This was acknowledged as a decent approach/response for now.

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I did not realise it would be better that experienced editors would use beta more.

I would gladly participate!

But I have same concern as @Freso about leaving beta URL links everywhere behind me.

The beta/main switch and route could be done the same as the language switch and route are done today, for instance.

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FWIW, I’m almost always using beta. It also seems to be slightly faster than prod.
For the beta. in URL problem I use a clipboard manager that automatically removes it.

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It sounds good tool in general, could you tell its name? :slight_smile:

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