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Administrators' newsletter – November 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.


  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to arbcom-en Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

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@AustralianRupert: Hello Rupert: yes, it’s me again looking for help. So, would you consider nominating the WAVES article for an FAR on my behalf? Pendright (talk) 06:56, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

@Pendright: G'day, Pendright. Good to hear from you, I hope you are well. Per your request, I have nominated this for FA now. The review page can be found here: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/WAVES/archive1. Please rewrite the nomination statement to suite your desired wording, as you see fit. Good luck! Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 09:16, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
@AustralianRupert: It was good of you to nominate the article. I left your statement pretty much intact, while adding my own as well. I hope that’s okay. Thanks kindly for sharing your time and talent (again) on my behalf. I’m well and trust you are too. Regards! Pendright (talk) 20:38, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
No worries at all. Cheers, AustralianRupert (talk) 23:18, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Photo request petition - please signEdit

Can you please sign this petition requesting certain historic photos (many from WWII) be released for Wikimedia Commons? Thanks, --PlanespotterA320 (talk) 22:44, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

G'day, I'm sorry but I do not wish to participate. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 09:47, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLI, November 2018Edit

Your Military History Newsletter

The Bugle is published by the Military history WikiProject. To receive it on your talk page, please join the project or sign up here.
If you are a project member who does not want delivery, please remove your name from this page. Your editors, Ian Rose (talk) and Nick-D (talk) 09:39, 14 November 2018 (UTC)


for indicating the peer review at AWNB - too often milhist material about oz doesnt even get a mention - even if it is oz material, appreciated JarrahTree 10:07, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

No worries, happy to help. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:18, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
In the end even if none of the oz editing community turn up - it is at the least indication of the notification within the scope, that really I find quite impressive, as in cfd territory for instance whole sets of oz (or directly related) cats can and have in the past dissapeared without a murmur as no one even thinks of notification at project level. JarrahTree 10:53, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
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