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Administrators' newsletter – January 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2017).

  Administrator changes

  AnetodeLaser brainWorm That Turned

  Bureaucrat changes

  Worm That Turned

  Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether the administrator policy should be amended to require disclosure of paid editing activity at WP:RFA and to prohibit the use of administrative tools as part of paid editing activity, with certain exceptions.

  Technical news


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:37, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Indian political partyEdit

Please, UNDO all the edits done by Prabodh1987. They are inappropriate. CK Pvt. Ltd. (talk) 09:14, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

  Not done: this is the talk page for communicating with the user Deor (talk · contribs). If possible, please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. If you cannot edit the article's talk page, you can instead make your request at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Current requests for edits to a protected page. Spintendo ᔦᔭ 14:41, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

List of crossings of the Rahway RiverEdit

List of crossings of the Rahway River has some coords, but needs more. Likely some clean up, too. If you're up to it, help would be appreciated. Djflem (talk) 13:58, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

@Djflem: OK, I'll take a look. It may, however, be a while before I get to it. I'm away from home, working on an unfamiliar laptop, until about February 10, and I've been keeping my Wikipedia work to a minimum until I return to my own computer. Deor (talk) 15:58, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks...Rahway River Parkway is a closely linked article that could use some work, too.:-) Djflem (talk) 16:11, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Great work, as usual! Thanks.Djflem (talk) 13:11, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  BlurpeaceDana boomerDeltabeignetDenelson83GrandioseSalvidrim!Ymblanter

  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.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:51, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Elizabeth River (New Jersey)Edit

Elizabeth River (New Jersey) has a list of crossings within the article that could use clean-up. You do such fine work with coords, I thought to ask you again for help, if you're inclined. Much appreciateion for Rahway River articles! Djflem (talk) 13:11, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  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.



  • 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.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:00, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2018Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  331dotCordless LarryClueBot NG
  Gogo DodoPb30SebastiankesselSeicerSoLando

  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


  • 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.


  • 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.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:23, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata coordinatesEdit

Hi Deor. I just spotted your edits to a few Jodrell Bank articles like [1] to add coordinates here rather than using the ones from Wikidata. Can I ask why you did that? At least for Mark II there seems to be very little difference in the coordinates. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 23:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

P.S. I've been working to create a list of all radio telescopes using Wikidata, which you may be interested in - see User:Mike Peel/Radio telescopes by country. In particular: here's a map of them all. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 23:34, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
@Mike Peel: I was responding to this query at the WikiProject Geographical coordinates talk page. Since I have no idea whether one can add region, etc., parameters to coordinates on Wikidata, the easiest solution was just to override them by inserting a {{coord}} template in the infobox. Deor (talk) 14:44, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Aah, thanks! I'll reply there. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 22:00, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
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