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A barnstar for youEdit

  The Userpage Barnstar
Hi greetings, this is for your hard work for creating a beautiful and attractive userpage. PATH SLOPU (Talk) 10:51, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
@Path slopu: Thanks! It's not the best, but I try... GABgab 11:19, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019Edit

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

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • 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.
  • As a reminder, according to WP:NOQUORUM, administrators looking to close or relist an AfD should evaluate a nomination that has received few or no comments as if it were a proposed deletion (PROD) prior to determining whether it should be relisted.

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Warning NotificationEdit

Your acts of censorship to doom your species towards extinction by hushing up the truth about this reality has been reported to the Galactic Government and cataloged into the Galactic Government Archives. They will offer zero sympathies for you regardless of your human nature and skepticism. If you truly are skeptical, by the true meaning of that word, get a two-watt laser and try contacting them. I would if I was in your shoes. When intervention takes place, you will be identified. They already know what you look like, what is your name and where you live. You should make your peace while you can before the autonomy granted to humans has transpired, explicitly. ~ Prince of Catalonia — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.82.16.4 (talk) 21:06, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

DemoreaSimpson17Edit

Thank you for the account block and the range block. Much appreciate! :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 12:04 on April 14, 2019 (UTC)

User:AccopulocratEdit

User:6ullga is clearly the sock of User:Accopulocrat who you have blocked the socks of before. They are editing the exact same pages and adding the same kind of content. Compare edits with User:Leavemydaughteralone, User:Underwritten and User:GoBotsters. They constantly move pages, edit genocide articles particularly List of articles, California genocide and those relating to Soviet war crimes. القمر يضيء في الصباح (talk) 23:00, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) You may have noticed already, but this user has been blocked as a sock of Stumink, an unfortunately prolific sockmaster. Vanamonde (Talk) 03:43, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

User talk:3311dotEdit

You might want to revoke their talk page access. —RainFall 09:09, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

User talk:3311dot‎, if you could revoke TPA? history sez why :) Cheers, ——SerialNumber54129 09:09, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Already done, it seems :) GABgab 09:10, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Rama Arbitration CaseEdit

You were recently listed as a party to a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Rama. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Rama/Evidence. Please add your evidence by May 10, 2019, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Rama/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:41, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

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Previous listing as a partyEdit

My apologies for the above section stating that you are a party. You are not, I made a mistake with the template. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:51, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 03:00, 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).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • 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.

  Miscellaneous


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You've got mail!Edit

 
Hello, GeneralizationsAreBad. Please check your email; you've got mail!
Message added 13:44, 11 May 2019 (UTC). It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

——SerialNumber54129 13:44, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello GeneralizationsAreBad,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

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Consider blocking IP 131.111.225.6 for Disruptive Editing and VandalismEdit

Over the past three days, there has been disruptive editing multiple attempts to vandalise an article Kwong Weng Yap by persistent tagging, removing facts. etc. If this IP continues to vandalize Wikipedia, as it did at Kwong Weng Yap and in good spirit for Wikipedia, may I propose to apply a temporary block on this IP or to increase protection to the page? Thank you very much for assisting. Superwifi (talk) 07:34, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  AndonicConsumed CrustaceanEnigmamanEuryalusEWS23HereToHelpNv8200paPeripitusStringTheory11Vejvančický

  CheckUser changes

  Ivanvector

  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.

  Miscellaneous


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Special:Contributions/172.78.186.137Edit

Special:Diff/903026841 Please disable their talk page access. Thanks!--94rain Talk 01:06, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

They're all copyright violations of Get Up (Shinedown song) too. Adam9007 (talk) 01:07, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Revdelled and tpa disabled... thanks! GABgab 01:09, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Here he is again, copyvios and all. Adam9007 (talk) 01:11, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Also dealt with. GABgab 01:15, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

AR.Dmg → MDPMHGEdit

Hey GAB, re: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Vc4137, I could be nuts, but I see MDPMHG as potentially a sock of AR.Dmg, which you blocked recently. The new account has DMG scattered through the otherwise meaningless letters, and there are some edit summary similiarities like "Change episode" from AR.Dmg vs "Episode no Change with date" from MDPMHG. I currently am having no luck with the Editor Interaction Analyzer producing a successful result between the two (I see zero hits even though they obviously both edited this article--Maybe you'll have better luck.) What do you think? Cyphoidbomb (talk) 05:01, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

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