Git Forensics

Earlier today I was helping a coworker with a question about data related to block messages on mobile, like this: Lol. — Katherine Maher (@krmaher) October 20, 2018 I did not anticipate my investigation to become what I might best describe as “git forensics”. First, let’s introduce our dramatis personae: MobileFrontend When you browse the mobile (“m.” subdomain) version of Wikipedia in a browser, what you see rendered is largely due to the MobileFrontend extension for MediaWiki (the software that powers Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikimedia projects).