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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.
  • An RfC on WT:RfA concluded that Requests for adminship and bureaucratship are discussions seeking to build consensus.
  • An RfC proposal to make the templates for discussion (TfD) process more like the requested moves (RM) process, i.e. "as a clearinghouse of template discussions", was closed as successful.

  Technical news

  • 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.
  • Twinkle's d-batch (batch delete) feature now supports deleting subpages (and related redirects and talk pages) of each page. The pages will be listed first but use with caution! The und-batch (batch undelete) option can now also restore talk pages.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:48, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Stan Tincon editsEdit

Hi there, I'm glad you noticed and approved of my reversal of Stan Tincon's edit to the Czech Language page. I have been going through his edits to see which ones are a problem (many of them are). I am not an expert on Czech topics but sometimes his edits are obviously not okay, like that one that I reverted. If you could help by looking at his edits to Czech pages (most of them have some pro-German-nationlist skew to them) and see if any of them need to be reverted, that would help, thank you. Mike Winowicz (talk) 19:28, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

No worries. I just found a couple of POV edits and rewrote them a bit. Most of the ones you're reverting are indeed problematic as per WP:ARBEE. Some of his edits to Czech topics are reasonable, despite the obvious POV showing - for example I personally wouldn't have reverted the ones saying, in a short sentence, that German populations of towns were expelled after WW2, since the expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia happened in the whole country without any kind of regional discrimination. If the town articles mention Germans living there before WW2 it fills in gaps in the story to mention the expulsions. I spotted your revert on Hradec nad Moravicí yesterday and found a source discussing that town, which turned out to be useful for fleshing out the history section a bit more. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 19:52, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Sure, I also found some edits to Polish pages that were reasonable. But about the lines stating that Germans were expelled from villages without a source - of course there were many Germans expelled after WWII. But in some villages in present-day Poland (and pre-WWII Germany), there were no Germans to expel, whether because they had already fled, or because (in a minority of cases) the villages were entirely populated by Poles pre-war. Some of the villages and settlements he has added that stuff to have literally a few dozen residents, so I think adding a blanket "the Germans were expelled from this place" without any source is wildly misleading, in the case of smaller places. Mike Winowicz (talk) 03:04, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

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1Floquenbeam's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.
2Fram's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.

  Guideline and policy news

  • In a related matter, the account throttle has been restored to six creations per day as the mitigation activity completed.

  Technical news

  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. Community feedback is invited.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:19, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
How fucking depressing is this... – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 21:42, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Whoever put Franz Kafka on the Main Page today has a great sense of humour. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 08:19, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Samantha CerioEdit

Thanks for that. When I did my carbon dating on the article, it came back "Could not estimate creation date!", so I thought it was better to be safe and let someone else take a look at it, rather than simply leave it.Onel5969 TT me 21:47, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

No worries, better safe than sorry. Some of these mirror sites really do take the mick: removing citations and templates, not attributing where they grab content from and then putting a copyright notice at the bottom of the page! – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 21:53, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Vandal is backEdit

Hey, thanks for blocking User: the other week. Unfortunately, they're back! Any chance of a (much) longer block this time? – PeeJay 23:04, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Done. Someone apparently really doesn't want Man U to open the season against Chelsea. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 23:11, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Sources needed for Days of the Year pagesEdit

You're probably not aware of this change, but Days of the Year pages are no longer exempt from WP:V and direct sources are required for additions. For details see the content guideline, the WikiProject Days of the Year style guide or the edit notice on any DOY page. Please do not add new additions to these pages without direct sources as the burden to provide them is on the editor who adds or restores material to these pages. Thank you. Toddst1 (talk) 16:53, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

AfD/Clay Rose & AfD/The Widows's Bane notabilityEdit

Curious what GNG were not met by this artist and band. From what I can tell, they meet WP:MUSIC

Additionally, I see the articles were marked WP:REFUND, however, it appears to be fully removed. Is there a method to retrieve the source code for future revisions?

Sorry for my ignorance and thank you for your assistance and time. - Tech23420 (talk) 19:59, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Tech23420: I closed those AfDs as soft delete because there was no participation in 7 days. If you want the articles restored or userfied, you need only ask at WP:REFUND (requests for undeletion), or just let me know and I will restore them for you. If they are taken to AfD again, the AfDs will have to run until a consensus is reached (i.e. soft delete will not be an option). – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 20:11, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @Filelakeshoe: for the clarification. Can you please restore the pages? I will ensure I stay more active, to participate in the discussion, this time. - Tech23420 (talk) 20:30, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
@Tech23420: both pages are restored. If you manage to improve the articles and add more sources we might avoid further AfDs. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 20:38, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news



  • 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.
  • The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.

    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:23, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

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  Oversight changes

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  Technical news

  • 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.
  • The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.



Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:37, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

St. Catherine/St. VoršilyEdit

And while we are at figuring stuff out, can you look at my query here: Talk:St. Catherine Monastery, Olomouc#St. Voršily Monastery? I did not put the name of the monastery in Wiedermannová-Motyčková's article, because it seemed very unclear to me whether the name we have is correct. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 23:07, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

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.



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

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Karel GottEdit

 On 2 October 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Karel Gott, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

— Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:16, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

Truly appreciate your help and follow through on Zdeňka Wiedermannová-Motyčková. I was checking mail in the airport when I saw the post and had minutes to alert you before I boarded a plane. Finally back home and happily see that you took care of the whole non-problem problem. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 00:07, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

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.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:15, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

A survey to improve the community consultation outreach processEdit


The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking to improve the community consultation outreach process for Foundation policies, and we are interested in why you didn't participate in a recent consultation that followed a community discussion you’ve been part of.

Please fill out this short survey to help us improve our community consultation process for the future. It should only take about three minutes.

The privacy policy for this survey is here. This survey is a one-off request from us related to this unique topic.

Thank you for your participation, Kbrown (WMF) 10:44, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Kbrown (WMF) usually it's better to send people automated messages telling them that community consultations are happening rather than asking them post factum why they didn't participate. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 🐱 11:00, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

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