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Family Court of Australia attacksEdit

Nice update! [1] --220 of Borg 10:07, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! I lived overseas as a child so I wasn't aware of these incidents, and Richard Gee's death drew my attention to it this week. --Canley (talk) 22:47, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Country Labor Party listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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Candidates of the next Australian federal election listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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Advice on 2 articles plsEdit

Hi Canley, Can I have some advice please? I've only started 2 articles and am confused with both. The first, Orange Sky Laundry still has my draft in my user space (User:JennyOz/sandbox/Draft1). I'm thinking I need to add the db-author template to it somewhere?

The second is Rhiannan Iffland. I moved it to main space on 24 Dec. I think it is yet to be reviewed (I have not received any notification that it has been) and I'm not sure if I broke something. I nominated it at DYK, and the hook has just been reviewed (see article's talk page) but I suspect the hook reviewer, not being an admin (?) cannot see that the article is un-reviewed/patrolled? Thanks for any help with my confusion. JennyOz (talk) 03:04, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks so much Canley for reviewing Iffland and for your advice. JennyOz (talk) 12:55, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017Edit

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  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Dowie sculptureEdit

Hi. Waaay back in 2008 you created John Dowie (artist) saying "His work includes ... the Sir Ross Smith Memorial at Adelaide Airport". Were you referring to File:Ross Smith.jpg? If so, indications are that is not Dowie's work. If you are referring to something else, can you please supply more information? Thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 21:08, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

That sculpture you link to the photo of is not the one I was referring to by John Dowie – isn't that one at the University of Adelaide, not the airport? The sculpture Dowie did is a sandstone sculpture not bronze, and is actually four figures (Ross Smith, Keith Smith, Bennett and Shears, who were the crew of a Vickers Vimy flight from the UK to Australia). Pic of it here, the page says it is hidden away near the disused domestic terminal in a memorial building with the Vickers plane, however Adelaide Airport have set up a Vimy Walk from Terminal 1 to the memorial. Looks like the title refers to Keith Smith as well, so I'll update that to distinguish it. I believe I referenced the list of works to Dowie's Senior Australian of the Year citation, which just refers to it as the "Ross Smith Memorial at Adelaide Airport". --Canley (talk) 23:20, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
isn't that one at the University of Adelaide, not the airport? - I'll be honest; I have no idea where it is. I don't recall seeing it at the Uni. I don't know why I assumed it was at the airport. Never mind; given it wan't the one you were referring to, it's all a bit academic. (Though now you have me wondering!)
Yes, I know exactly the one you are referring to. It is part of one of the walls of the building that houses the Vickers Vimy - or at least, it used to be. I didn't realise that was Dowie's work. I haven't seen it for years. Thanks for that; I'm tempted to drive down there and see if it's accessible. (I bet there's no parking anywhere nearby!) Cheers (and thanks), Pdfpdf (talk) 23:43, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

ThoughtAudio Review RequestEdit

I am seeking independent and neutral viewpoints on the article ThoughtAudio, which is being considered for deletion. If you have a few minutes to review it, I would appreciate your article contributions and opinion on the decision as to whether it merits being retained and improved, or deleted. ThoughtAudio was targeted by the same editor that made a failed attempt to delete the wikiquote article Michael Scott Gallegos. There are only 3 reviews/votes so far. I am hoping that a minority viewpoint as to the worthiness of the article will not prevail. My work is mainly in the creation of new wikiquote articles @ELApro and time is rarely spent in unproductive controversy. I am a long time editor for Wikipedia, but have not created many articles here. I would much appreciate your advice and/or contributions with regard to the process. ELApro (talk) 23:01, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

sysop ozEdit

your opinion? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Bgcaus and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Bgcaus - seems to not undestand COI ? JarrahTree 06:01, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

I'll keep an eye on it, but the edits seem pretty mild so far. --Canley (talk) 00:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Harry M. MillerEdit

Would you mind having a look at my edit on this article and my comments on the talk page? As a significant contributor to the article I would appreciative your view on this matter. Cheers Castlemate (talk) 02:28, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikiproject!Edit

Hello, Canley! I saw you recently edited a page related to the Green party and green politics. There is a new WikiProject that has been formed - WikiProject Green Politics and I thought this might be something you'd be interested in joining! So please head on over to the project page and take a look! Thanks for your time. Me-123567-Me (talk) 17:27, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Max AngusEdit

Thanks for creating the Angus page so quickly. I posted his obituary on the current deaths page and right away a page was created. Kudos. PedanticallySpeaking (talk) 16:38, 25 February 2017 (UTC).

Administrators' newsletter – March 2017Edit

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Nardella successionEdit

You are indeed correct. Sorry for jumping the gun! Frickeg (talk) 06:57, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Current Queensland parliament termEdit

See my comments on the talk page for Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 2015–2019. As noted there, the current parliament still expires in 2018 and I propose fix the article accordingly unless any objections are received. Alaric004 (talk) 06:59, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for quick agreement. Change has been made. Alaric004 (talk) 08:03, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

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ITN recognition for Bill LeakEdit

 On 11 March 2017, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Bill Leak, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 01:14, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

IndependentsEdit

Just saw your message on Frickeg's talk page - Jim Bivoltsis in Churchlands was the only other one independent both times. Probably not useful: but in Pilbara, 2013 independent Brent McKenna was the Green candidate in 2016. The Drover's Wife (talk) 05:32, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2017Edit

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Jonathan DemmeEdit

Hi Canley. Thanks for your edits at Jonathan Demme. I wonder would you consider adding your support for an RD posting at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates? Many thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:30, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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Mark ColvinEdit

My changes were not vandalism but correcting inaccuracy. The ABC obituary is scrupulously accurate; the Guardian one is inaccurate in the same way that the Wikipedia article was before my correction. If you alter it, you will be dishonouring the article's subject. Feneso (talk) 05:34, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

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WP:ALTNAMEEdit

Saw your recent edits to Harry Edwards (Australian politician) and others. I had absolutely no idea about this. Is it new, or has it just completely flown over my head all these years? I'm not sure I entirely agree with it, given there are so many possible diminutives of most names, not to mention distinguishing between diminutives and other nicknames seems like a fuzzy line to draw. I'm afraid there will be literally hundreds of pages I've created and edited in violation of this. Frickeg (talk) 01:19, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for linking the RfC! It would have been nice if it was advertised a bit more widely, given how significant its impact is - I had no idea it had gone on. But this is how it tends to be with the MOS - I can't count the number of times I've stumbled upon a change that was decided by twelve or so editors despite the fact that it affects millions of biographies, with most editors probably having had no inkling of it going on. RfCs should really be flagged on the watchlist page (like RfAs), but that's an argument for another time, I guess. Frickeg (talk) 01:47, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Sorry to go on about this, but I was just looking at the RFCs page and it struck me how absurd it is that we use the same system for article-specific questions (one current one involves the inclusion of Isadora Duncan on List of unusual deaths) as for encyclopedia-wide changes like the one above. I don't know that I'm ready to lead the charge to change it, but it really needs changing. Frickeg (talk) 01:54, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

strategyEdit

I know we met and spoke at the Melbourne meetup - at this stage I am compiling a report about the Cycle 2 stage of the strategy - any more recent thoughts - you would like to share on wiki or off? - no problems if you feel you have done your bit - this is to let you know there is still the option of further comment, if you so wish at this stage - cheers JarrahTree 04:05, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

WAEdit

Sorry, it must be late, but I can't quite figure out what you mean. Are we talking 2PP/2CP-type stuff again? Frickeg (talk) 12:08, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

I think I see. That's the thing, though - the swings were not based on the notional Lib/ALP (2PP) count, they were based on the Lib/whoever else (2CP) count (so we had Labor going backwards by 13.6% in Central Wheatbelt, when the Nats' margin was 13.6% larger compared to their old margin over the Libs). Albany is of course atypical as it is the only one where one of the Coalition parties replaced the other; the rest were all Labor replacing Lib or Nat (or the Independent in Baldivis replacing the Lib). Frickeg (talk) 12:31, 21 June 2017 (UTC) Frickeg (talk) 12:31, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes, you're right about Kwinana - I guess the redistribution took out a lot of Carol Adams' best territory. Thanks for picking that up; I've reverted myself on that one. Not sure how some of the district pages have ended up different, but not all of them have (Electoral district of Kalgoorlie, for instance). Frickeg (talk) 12:57, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of all this. :) Frickeg (talk) 07:38, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2017Edit

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Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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Random acknowledgementEdit

a.k.a. Attempted positive acknowledgement of your activities.
You seem to feature frequently on my watchlist, and it's a joy not to feel the need to examine what you've done. (Unlike IP addresses ... ) Thank you! Pdfpdf (talk) 12:57, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! :) --Canley (talk) 23:00, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Australian Marriage Law Postal SurveyEdit

Me again. Talk:Australian survey, 2017 (Marriage)#Requested move 10 August 2017 seems to agree with you that it should be called Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. Do you know how to get this to happen in a way that's not problematic? (i.e. I don't.) Pdfpdf (talk) 12:22, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

(i.e. I could do the move myself, but I'm wary of the s**t-storm that might descend upon me if I did so! Pdfpdf (talk) 12:27, 16 August 2017 (UTC))
Sure, I'll give it another day but I'm happy to move it if the consensus holds and it looks like it will. --Canley (talk) 12:36, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
OK. So yet again my problem is that I'm not sufficiently patient. (You'd be entitled to think that after raising two kids into their twenties I'd be just a tiny bit more patient than I was 20 years ago ... ) Pdfpdf (talk) 12:46, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Ways to improve Super Cassette VisionEdit

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I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Could you please add sources? Even sources in Japanese would be fine.

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Denise SpencerEdit

Hi. You need to provide reliable sources for the changes you made on this article, esp. as they have WP:BLP issues. You'd think an admin would be aware of this... Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 08:59, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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A kitten for you!Edit

hi Canley, sorry if i broke the O'Halloran talkpage.

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Mary McConnel (pioneer)Edit

In the lede, you call her Mary MacLeod McConnel, but I cannot see why you do so. MacLeod (or McLeod, as it also appears) is her maiden surname, but I can't see any evidence that she used it as a middle name after marriage? Kerry (talk) 23:24, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

All the electoral district maps are now uploaded largely through the heroic efforts of User:JacintaJS. Vote 1 for JacintaJS!. Kerry (talk) 12:37, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

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CallideEdit

Something went very wrong here when you updated the table, but I lack the template nous to figure it out. Any ideas? The Drover's Wife (talk) 01:58, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, just needed an “Election end box”. —Canley (talk) 02:21, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Smile!Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – January 2018Edit

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Sydney to HobartEdit

Hi there, can you confirm where you got the handicap time for Ichi Ban from? The official website at Rolex Sydney Hobart shows it as 02:12:13:31 Chalky (talk) 04:41, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – February 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

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  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC has closed with a consensus that candidates at WP:RFA must disclose whether they have ever edited for pay and that administrators may never use administrative tools as part of any paid editing activity, except when they are acting as a Wikipedian-in-Residence or when the payment is made by the Wikimedia Foundation or an affiliate of the WMF.
  • Editors responding to threats of harm can now contact the Wikimedia Foundation's emergency address by using Special:EmailUser/Emergency. If you don't have email enabled on Wikipedia, directly contacting the emergency address using your own email client remains an option.

  Technical news

  • A tag will now be automatically applied to edits that blank a page, turn a page into a redirect, remove/replace almost all content in a page, undo an edit, or rollback an edit. These edits were previously denoted solely by automatic edit summaries.

  Arbitration


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1990Edit

Thanks for the clarification re: Gladstone - I knew it would have come from somewhere but couldn't figure out where that might be.

As for 1990: all of that was originally from Psephos so it is very possible that there was an error there - in fact I see that you are unquestionably right about groups C (Enviro Inds) and D, which I missed completely at the time. [2] I don't think I can help with Grey Power, though. There aren't any votes missing from the total (Psephos matches APH here), so I would say it's unlikely unless one of the independent groups is actually Grey Power (Psephos never lists micro-parties, frustratingly). Both are led by serial candidates: Ron Alford was usually an independent who once ran for Democrats splinter group the Unite Australia Party, while Barry Weedon went all the way from a DLP candidate in the 70s to a One Nation one in the early 2000s. Also possible that GP might be in ungrouped, but I don't have a source to confirm. Frickeg (talk) 09:26, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Barbara Ramsden AwardEdit

Thanks for your input into the Barbara Ramsden Award. I had been finding winners through The Canberra Times on Trove. I later found other published sources which were in conflict. Hence your Henshaw comment on the History of edits page. I'm not sure how to overcome this, and that's why I stopped with an incomplete list!--Oronsay (talk) 00:44, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

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ITN recognition for Ainsley GottoEdit

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Ainsley GottoEdit

Hi Canley, just wanted to acknowledge what a great job you did improving the Ainsley Gotto article. Thanks, JennyOz (talk) 09:27, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Must have been alright as some suspiciously similar structure and phrasing appeared in obituaries over the next few days. --Canley (talk) 00:59, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  Lourdes 
  AngelOfSadnessBhadaniChris 73CorenFridayMidomMike V
  Lourdes has requested that her admin rights be temporarily removed, pending her return from travel.

  Guideline and policy news

  • The autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) is scheduled to end on 14 March 2018. The results of the research collected can be read on Meta Wiki.
  • Community ban discussions must now stay open for at least 24 hours prior to being closed.
  • A change to the administrator inactivity policy has been proposed. Under the proposal, if an administrator has not used their admin tools for a period of five years and is subsequently desysopped for inactivity, the administrator would have to file a new RfA in order to regain the tools.
  • A change to the banning policy has been proposed which would specify conditions under which a repeat sockmaster may be considered de facto banned, reducing the need to start a community ban discussion for these users.

  Technical news

  • CheckUsers are now able to view private data such as IP addresses from the edit filter log, e.g. when the filter prevents a user from creating an account. Previously, this information was unavailable to CheckUsers because access to it could not be logged.
  • The edit filter has a new feature contains_all that edit filter managers may use to check if one or more strings are all contained in another given string.

  Miscellaneous

  Obituaries

  • Bhadani (Gangadhar Bhadani) passed away on 8 February 2018. Bhadani joined Wikipedia in March 2005 and became an administrator in September 2005. While he was active, Bhadani was regarded as one of the most prolific Wikipedians from India.

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South Australian electorates - 2016 boundariesEdit

Hi, Canley, I have just noticed that you are updating articles in respect to the above headline. Can you add a citation where you upgrade an article? I think the most accessible source for citations is the Electoral District Maps. The maps are particularly useful as they show both the extent of the electorate and all of suburbs/localities within its boundaries. Please reply here if you wish to discuss this matter. By the way, I have just finished the everything within the boundaries of the Yorke Peninsula Council and will be starting the Kangaroo Island Council in the near future. Regards Cowdy001 (talk) 09:14, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I'll go back and add references for these when I've finished the updates—I can link directly to the district profile (e.g. [3]). I intend to go through all SA localities again anyway as there's quite a lot of missing or outdated data. --Canley (talk) 10:12, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
I have finished Mawson and will go back to Narungga later today. Regards Cowdy001 (talk) 21:09, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Mega City (The Matrix) for deletionEdit

 

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Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Two years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:39, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

... and three --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:18, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Districts alpha.pngEdit

 

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Electoral results articlesEdit

Hello. Good work on all the election stuff, but I was wondering why you were creating separate articles for constituency election results (e.g. Electoral results for the district of King (South Australia)), rather than including them in the article on the constituency itself? Everywhere else I've seen constituency articles, the results have been included in them (e.g. Niigata 1st district, Berlin Charlottenburg – Wilmersdorf or Ipswich (UK Parliament constituency)). Would it be better to combine them and have the info in one place? Cheers, Number 57 19:52, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  331dotCordless LarryClueBot NG
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  Guideline and policy news

  • Administrators who have been desysopped due to inactivity are now required to have performed at least one (logged) administrative action in the past 5 years in order to qualify for a resysop without going through a new RfA.
  • Editors who have been found to have engaged in sockpuppetry on at least two occasions after an initial indefinite block, for whatever reason, are now automatically considered banned by the community without the need to start a ban discussion.
  • The notability guideline for organizations and companies has been substantially rewritten following the closure of this request for comment. Among the changes, the guideline more clearly defines the sourcing requirements needed for organizations and companies to be considered notable.
  • The six-month autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) ended on 14 March 2018. The post-trial research report has been published. A request for comment is now underway to determine whether the restrictions from ACTRIAL should be implemented permanently.

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee is considering a change to the discretionary sanctions procedures which would require an editor to appeal a sanction to the community at WP:AE or WP:AN prior to appealing directly to the Arbitration Committee at WP:ARCA.

  Miscellaneous

  • A discussion has closed which concluded that administrators are not required to enable email, though many editors suggested doing so as a matter of best practice.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team has released the Interaction Timeline. This shows a chronologic history for two users on pages where they have both made edits, which may be helpful in identifying sockpuppetry and investigating editing disputes.

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Eric McClintock and an AOEdit

Hi -

You added an AO to his bio.... An IP user had removed it a few day ago with an informative edit summary:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eric_McClintock&type=revision&diff=833039757&oldid=833024778

I have no independent knowledge... but you may wish to check if they are correct??? Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:37, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Electorate 2PPsEdit

Thanks for adding the 2PPs to the 2CPs of individual electorates, however will you also be adding them to Results of the South Australian state election, 2018 (House of Assembly)? Timeshift (talk) 05:36, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, and the results lists as well. I will try and do it tonight. --Canley (talk) 06:12, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

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Disruptive userEdit

Can I please get a hand with this user's disruptive edits? They are also blanking their talk page. Timeshift (talk) 14:29, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Album cover mistake (leaving this on a few admin's pages)Edit

I uploaded a new version of the Twenty One Pilots album at File:Twenty_One_Pilots_album_cover.jpg, but the reference didn't get processed properly. Can you please edit it so it displays correctly? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NMGWP (talkcontribs) 04:21, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm assisting this editor on my user talk page now - you can consider this question resolved here :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 05:04, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Nancy Atkinson thanks and Trove questionEdit

Hi Canley, firstly, thanks for creating Nancy Atkinson, an important pioneer in her field.

Trove - their preformatted citations, currently 1, 6 and 13, include newspaper=News where they should be The News (Adelaide)?

I've noticed other anomalies recently where uppercase letters cause redlinks, eg Windsor And Richmond Gazette (Windsor and Richmond Gazette) and Commonwealth Of Australia Gazette (Commonwealth of Australia Gazette). My question is, where do we report such/request NLA to do sitewide replacement? Or do we simply create redirect pages for occurrences like those latter two? Thanks for any advice. JennyOz (talk) 06:51, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. JennyOz (talk) 09:12, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  None
  ChochopkCoffeeGryffindorJimpKnowledge SeekerLankiveilPeridonRjd0060

  Guideline and policy news

  • The ability to create articles directly in mainspace is now indefinitely restricted to autoconfirmed users.
  • A proposal is being discussed which would create a new "event coordinator" right that would allow users to temporarily add the "confirmed" flag to new user accounts and to create many new user accounts without being hindered by a rate limit.

  Technical news

  • AbuseFilter has received numerous improvements, including an OOUI overhaul, syntax highlighting, ability to search existing filters, and a few new functions. In particular, the search feature can be used to ensure there aren't existing filters for what you need, and the new equals_to_any function can be used when checking multiple namespaces. One major upcoming change is the ability to see which filters are the slowest. This information is currently only available to those with access to Logstash.
  • When blocking anonymous users, a cookie will be applied that reloads the block if the user changes their IP. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. This currently only occurs when hard-blocking accounts.
  • The block notice shown on mobile will soon be more informative and point users to a help page on how to request an unblock, just as it currently does on desktop.
  • There will soon be a calendar widget at Special:Block, making it easier to set expiries for a specific date and time.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • Lankiveil (Craig Franklin) passed away in mid-April. Lankiveil joined Wikipedia on 12 August 2004 and became an administrator on 31 August 2008. During his time with the Wikimedia community, Lankiveil served as an oversighter for the English Wikipedia and as president of Wikimedia Australia.

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Hobart floodsEdit

Just had an email from a friend in Hobart reflecting upon the damage from recent bad weather (2x) in Hobart - it is worth an article in view of the damage - you interested in helping out? If otherwise occupied no probs - suspect that abc might be enough as a source at this stage - v annoyed abut mercury paywall...

The Kingston damage sounds positively medieval JarrahTree 00:57, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Melbourne Wikimeetup (June/July)Edit

  Melbourne Meetup

See also: Australian events listed at Wikimedia.org.au (or on Facebook)

Hi, I've just made a doodle poll to vote on the best date for the next Wikimeetup in Melbourne (Beer Deluxe, Fed Square). Would be great to see you there. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 12:35, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Date of next Melbourne meetup decided:

T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 01:29, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

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  Al Ameer sonAliveFreeHappyCenariumLupoMichaelBillington

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in June. This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team will build granular types of blocks in 2018 (e.g. a block from uploading or editing specific pages, categories, or namespaces, as opposed to a full-site block). Feedback on the concept may be left at the talk page.
  • There is now a checkbox on Special:ListUsers to let you see only users in temporary user groups.
  • It is now easier for blocked mobile users to see why they were blocked.

  Arbitration

  • A recent technical issue with the Arbitration Committee's spam filter inadvertently caused all messages sent to the committee through Wikipedia (i.e. Special:EmailUser/Arbitration Committee) to be discarded. If you attempted to send an email to the Arbitration Committee via Wikipedia between May 16 and May 31, your message was not received and you are encouraged to resend it. Messages sent outside of these dates or directly to the Arbitration Committee email address were not affected by this issue.

  Miscellaneous


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Alitya RigneyEdit

Thanks for adding to Alitya Rigney. Do you think you are a harsh marker by grading that article as only stub-class? Could I request/suggest a review? Thanks. --Scott Davis Talk 04:47, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. I was still working when you joined in, I had to resolve a couple of edit conflicts where our edits interleaved. --Scott Davis Talk 05:52, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

BookEdit

Not sure if this is any use to you, but while I was googling some of the names on your list I just stumbled across this digitised book of which a lot is about the Legislative Council period in the NT - thought I'd mention it anyway. The Drover's Wife (talk) 05:42, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

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  AndrevanDougEVulaKaisaLTony FoxWilyD

  Bureaucrat changes

  AndrevanEVula

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC about the deletion of drafts closed with a consensus to change the wording of WP:NMFD. Specifically, a draft that has been repeatedly resubmitted and declined at AfC without any substantial improvement may be deleted at MfD if consensus determines that it is unlikely to ever meet the requirements for mainspace and it otherwise meets one of the reasons for deletion outlined in the deletion policy.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus that the {{promising draft}} template cannot be used to indefinitely prevent a WP:G13 speedy deletion nomination.

  Technical news

  • Starting on July 9, the WMF Security team, Trust & Safety, and the broader technical community will be seeking input on an upcoming change that will restrict editing of site-wide JavaScript and CSS to a new technical administrators user group. Bureaucrats and stewards will be able to grant this right per a community-defined process. The intention is to reduce the number of accounts who can edit frontend code to those who actually need to, which in turn lessens the risk of malicious code being added that compromises the security and privacy of everyone who accesses Wikipedia. For more information, please review the FAQ.
  • Syntax highlighting has been graduated from a Beta feature on the English Wikipedia. To enable this feature, click the highlighter icon ( ) in your editing toolbar (or under the hamburger menu in the 2017 wikitext editor). This feature can help prevent you from making mistakes when editing complex templates.
  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in July (previously scheduled for June). This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.

  Miscellaneous

  • Currently around 20% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 17% a year ago. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless if you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

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Batman ElectorateEdit

Hi Canley,

Noticed you reverted my edit. What's wrong with capitalising Federal and Election? I think it makes it look cleaner in presentation but interested to hear your thoughts. Benawu2 (talk) 12:37, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Got your response thanks for that. I tend to edit UK election pages (despite living in Australia) which capitalise but that matters not. I will leave the Australian election pages un-capitalised as per your response, which I appreciate by the way. Benawu2 (talk) 12:53, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  Sro23
  KaisaLYmblanter

  Guideline and policy news

  • After a discussion at Meta, a new user group called "interface administrators" (formerly "technical administrator") has been created. Come the end of August, interface admins will be the only users able to edit site-wide JavaScript and CSS pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, or edit other user's personal JavaScript and CSS. The intention is to improve security and privacy by reducing the number of accounts which could be used to compromise the site or another user's account through malicious code. The new user group can be assigned and revoked by bureaucrats. Discussion is ongoing to establish details for implementing the group on the English Wikipedia.
  • Following a request for comment, the WP:SISTER style guideline now states that in the mainspace, interwiki links to Wikinews should only be made as per the external links guideline. This generally means that within the body of an article, you should not link to Wikinews about a particular event that is only a part of the larger topic. Wikinews links in "external links" sections can be used where helpful, but not automatically if an equivalent article from a reliable news outlet could be linked in the same manner.

  Technical news


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13 years ago...Edit

  Hey, Canley. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Nat965 (talk) 00:29, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
 


By-election results final...?Edit

What exactly has led you to believe that 4 of 5 by-election results are now final? Timeshift (talk) 06:56, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Hmm, on the surface of it, that seems quite misleading by the AEC. Right up until and including the point in time where full formal distribution of preferences is conducted and published (see example, slight alterations can and do happen. Do you have a view on this? Timeshift (talk) 07:10, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
? Timeshift (talk) 07:16, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
I am, very much so - intently and to a blow-by blow level. This unavoidable yet unprecedented quagmire of a Liberal Party identity crisis is better 8 years late than never. At least Labor's two terms of government's leadership battles was only personality-based and only had two Prime Ministers... the (Turnbull-)Abbott-Turnbull-Dutton/Morrison/Bishop/et al years will have brought us at least three Prime Ministers over two terms, and will have been based on the much more intractable issue of ideology, not just personality. Finally, finally, finally, installing Abbott in to the leadership in December 2009 is FINALLY coming home to roost. I'm still trying to reconcile wanting Turnbull to remain PM despite Dutton being electoral poison. As a Laborite, shouldn't I want the unelectable to lead the Liberals...? When will they learn that elections are won from the sensible centre? I hope they implode... they deserve it. I don't suppose you saw the Simon Birmingham-led triumvirate ministry in Senate question time today (after the government only had the numbers to shut down the House of Reps and not the Senate)...? It was so incredible. Timeshift (talk) 10:34, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 26Edit

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NTLCEdit

Any chance of some more lists? The Drover's Wife (talk) 08:06, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

I'll try to do another two or three this week. --Canley (talk) 12:48, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

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  AsterionCrisco 1492KFKudpungLizRandykittySpartaz
  Optimist on the runVoice of Clam

  Interface administrator changes

  AmorymeltzerMr. StradivariusMusikAnimalMSGJTheDJXaosflux

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

  Technical news

  • Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
  • Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on mediawiki.org. They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

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File:Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava.png needs authorship informationEdit

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It would be appreciated if you would consider updating the file description page, to make the authorship of the media clearer.

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Better source request for File:Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava.pngEdit

Thanks for your upload to Wikipedia:

You provided a source, but it is difficult for other users to examine the copyright status of the image because the source is incomplete. Please consider clarifying the exact source so that the copyright status may be checked more easily. It is best to specify the exact Web page where you found the image, rather than only giving the source domain, search engine, pinboard, aggregator, or the URL of the image file itself. Please update the image description with a URL that will be more helpful to other users in determining the copyright status.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source in a complete manner. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page or me at my talk page. Thank you. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:44, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 11Edit

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task force proposalEdit

Oops I see i omitted you in this "towards a more specific proposal". Since you apparently have command over generating counts and a lot more, I do assume you should be included if you would like. Please say so! --Doncram (talk) 19:42, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2018Edit

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

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Wentworth by-election, 2018Edit

Assistance at Wentworth by-election, 2018 would be appreciated. Timeshift (talk) 11:02, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Could you move the results table to a separate template, eg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Wentworth_by-election,_2018 and replace the in-article table with { { Wentworth by-election, 2018 } } so that the non-controversial but frequently changing results can continue to be updated during the article lock? Timeshift (talk) 11:02, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

@Timeshift9: I will handle the AEC updates. I don't think a template is necessary at this stage but if does become so, maybe. --Canley (talk) 21:16, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

RecordsEdit

Please do! Those pages are based on the gigantic set of UK-based pages, but I never got around to making them mainspace-ready. Most of them haven't been updated in a while either (except the by-elections one which is comparatively easy to maintain and I usually top that one up at the end of each cycle). Feel free to make all the additions/changes/reorganisations you like! Frickeg (talk) 04:11, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Vic candidatesEdit

Thanks for all the work you've done updating this, but I'm noticing some problems with ticket order here - e.g. in Western Metropolitan the winnable-seat Labor candidates were marked as being way down the ticket. Would you be able to do a quick check of these? The Drover's Wife (talk) 22:16, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Brilliant - thanks for getting on to that so quickly! The Drover's Wife (talk) 00:05, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

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Infobox at 2019 Australian federal electionEdit

I'll be damned if I can remember which election article(s) I saw it in, but do you recall some election infoboxes where not only did the parties have listed the number of seats at a) last election and b) current seats, but additionally c) current seats post-redistribution/pre-election seats? "Seats needed" means nothing if it doesn't take in to account the redistribution. Timeshift (talk) 06:51, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Wentworth final?Edit

(Based on your previous advice) ... according to hovering over the question marks at https://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionPage-22844-152.htm it still says results are not final. Why do you say otherwise? Timeshift (talk) 16:45, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Well that explains it! In future it might be best to, within the same edit, update the AEC results ref being used in the by-election article to the new one, so nobody is confused :) Timeshift (talk) 20:53, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Checked Victorian 2018 tablesEdit

Wow, good work on getting the results tables out. I've noticed an issue with Geelong (Ind. Darryn Lyons doesn't have a primary vote), Melbourne (says it's a Greens gain from Labor), Shepparton (says it's an Independent gain from National), Melton and South-West Coast (the Independents aren't showing up), and Pascoe Vale (same problem as Geelong),

Also, once the preferences have been distributed from Monday to Wednesday, you might want to keep an eye on Footscray, Benambra, Ovens Valley, Prahran and Werribee for their 2CP. Kirsdarke01 (talk) 01:59, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

@Kirsdarke01: Thanks for the quick feedback! I’ll fix up the independents issues tonight. Yes, I’m keeping an eye on those seats where the distribution may change the 2CP. — Canley (talk) 02:07, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
It seems like every seat is taking its pre-2014 status as the pre-election status? Bentleigh, Carrum, Bellarine, Yan Yean etc. are all showing as Labor gains as well. Frickeg (talk) 03:50, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
@Kirsdarke01 and Frickeg: Thank you both for the eagle eyes. All those issues should be fixed now. --Canley (talk) 06:27, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Would you be able to change Hawthorn and Ripon in the seats in doubt table in the Vic election article? Counting's complete in both seats but I hate playing with those tables. Thanks! The Drover's Wife (talk) 08:12, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

@The Drover's Wife: OK, done! Can you imagine the scrutineering that was taking place over those two seats? --Canley (talk) 08:47, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, I saw photos of Ripon somewhere - it sure looked intense! The Drover's Wife (talk) 11:25, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your incredible job on getting the results updated - it really makes a huge difference. The Drover's Wife (talk) 09:55, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! --Canley (talk) 22:42, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

A big thank you from me too - you have done an amazing job once again. Frickeg (talk) 01:34, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – December 2018Edit

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Holiday seasonEdit

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Administrators' newsletter – January 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

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  • Starting on December 13, the Wikimedia Foundation security team implemented new password policy and requirements. Privileged accounts (administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters, interface administrators, bots, edit filter managers/helpers, template editors, et al.) must have a password at least 10 characters in length. All accounts must have a password:
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Adminship Anniversary!Edit

Wishing Canley a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! A 10 fireplane Imform me 16:46, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

An invitation to discussionEdit

I kindly invited you to the discussion on Template talk:Infobox election#The Bolding issue to decide whether to bold the winner in the election infobox. Lmmnhn (talk) 19:05, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Candidate declaration and ballot orderEdit

Interesting how for the first time at an SA or federal level, the electoral commission did declarations/ballot order on the same day as close of nominations rather than the following day. Timeshift (talk) 09:31, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

A requestEdit

Hi! Please revert User:Shadegan's edit on the page Lurs. This user reverted my edits on that page several times without even writing an edit summary. He insists on some unsourced content which is false. I even left a message on his talk page, suggesting him a way to resolve our dispute, but he also reverted that. Please do something to end this edit war. Thank you so much.Taddah (talk) 21:42, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2019).

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Proposed deletion of Race Around the WorldEdit

 

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2019).

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  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

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Missing article, or wrong article name?Edit

Did you create an Electoral results for the district of Hurtle Vale article or is it misspelt? I noticed it was a redlink at Electoral district of Hurtle Vale. Timeshift (talk) 02:26, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Ah, I thought they had all been done sans Hurtle Vale. In that case i'll leave it with you. Timeshift (talk) 02:50, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2019).

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  • Two more administrator accounts were compromised. Evidence has shown that these attacks, like previous incidents, were due to reusing a password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. All admins are strongly encouraged to enable two-factor authentication, please consider doing so. Please always practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.
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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Great work on updating all those federal electorates! Kerry (talk) 22:01, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

SPAEdit

I am tired of being the only ed dealing with this - could you please look at [4] - thanks in advance JarrahTree 10:22, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

No probs, yep, I'll keep an eye on the article and the editor. --Canley (talk) 10:41, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
appreciate that thanks. JarrahTree 10:45, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:28, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrators' newsletter – May 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2019).

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  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.

  Arbitration

  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.

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Ways to improve Members of the Australian House of Representatives, 2019–2022Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – June 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2019).

  Administrator changes

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  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC seeks to clarify whether WP:OUTING should include information on just the English Wikipedia or any Wikimedia project.
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  • The CSD feature of Twinkle now allows admins to notify page creators of deletion if the page had not been tagged. The default behavior matches that of tagging notifications, and replaces the ability to open the user talk page upon deletion. You can customize which criteria receive notifications in your Twinkle preferences: look for Notify page creator when deleting under these criteria.
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  Miscellaneous


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A Very BIG Thank YouEdit

Many thanks for your HUGE contribution to 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia). Oronsay (talk) 21:58, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Ways to improve Members of the Australian Senate, 2019–2022Edit

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2019).

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Replacement of “discovered” with other words in Australian exploration articlesEdit

Below is a copy of a question that I left on the Exploration project talk page. So far I have had no response. Are you able to assist? Downsize43 (talk) 09:56, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

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A number of good faith editors believe that Europeans did not “discover” anything in Australia, and that they are justified in changing text to reflect that belief. Does the project have a policy on how best to respond to these changes? Downsize43 (talk) 22:59, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).

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  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
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Bruce DeansEdit

Thank you for changing the date of death in this edit. For the record, Stuff changed the date in the source after first reporting that he died "late last night", ie. Thursday night the 15th. Apparently, the death was after midnight. Akld guy (talk) 14:48, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, thought that might be the case, the stories came out in the morning NZ time and would have made the reasonable assumption he had died the previous day. --Canley (talk) 09:40, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
'K. Cheers. Akld guy (talk) 02:08, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

DarlingEdit

What's the source for her death? I was hoping to expand the article if there were any obits or anything but Google is turning up nada. The Drover's Wife (talk) 12:24, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Just tweets from Wayne Swan (including Facebook post from her son) and Anika Wells so far, and AustralianPolitics.com. Nothing in the news yet, but I thought that was proof enough. Will add a reference when one appears. --Canley (talk) 12:41, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Category:Pensions and benefits in the United Kingdom has been nominated for discussionEdit

 

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

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  • Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
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Administrators' newsletter – October 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

  Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.

  Arbitration

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  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

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Nomination of Fijian passport for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Fijian passport is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Administrators' newsletter – November 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  • A related RfC is seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure.

  Arbitration


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what a marvellous opportunityEdit

to re-start a project, jewellry - when you are partially tagging a bio of a jeweller :) dont forget the countries, or the inactive project :) JarrahTree 01:01, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

viz - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_talk:Jewellers a very neglected project tag collection with everything from the actual occupation down to the subcategories... JarrahTree 01:12, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
ok re-jigged the project anyways, but it takes forever for that to register on the project tag itself.... JarrahTree 01:14, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

I have a shortcut for WP:AUS but not WP:NZ, so was going to do that later. Can't say I knew about the Jewelery project! --Canley (talk) 01:19, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Like many parts of wp no one does, until you edit in the area, and there, a whole range of untagged cats and very under-developed project... it always happens... JarrahTree 01:21, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
from a distant view - it might be worth considering some project tagging on articles coming out so far... - have you ever tried rater ? JarrahTree 01:27, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
also worth considering a welcome for NZ eds similar to the oz one... JarrahTree 01:29, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

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