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Administrators' newsletter – March 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2021).

  Administrator changes

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  Interface administrator changes

  AmandaNP

  Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is open that proposes a process for the community to revoke administrative permissions. This follows a 2019 RfC in favor of creating one such a policy.
  • A request for comment is in progress to remove F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a, which covers immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • A request for comment seeks to grant page movers the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target. The full proposal is at Wikipedia:Page mover/delete-redirect.
  • A request for comment asks if sysops may place the General sanctions/Coronavirus disease 2019 editnotice template on pages in scope that do not have page-specific sanctions?
  • There is a discussion in progress concerning automatic protection of each day's featured article with Pending Changes protection.

  Technical news

  • When blocking an IPv6 address with Twinkle, there is now a checkbox with the option to just block the /64 range. When doing so, you can still leave a block template on the initial, single IP address' talkpage.
  • When protecting a page with Twinkle, you can now add a note if doing so was in response to a request at WP:RfPP, and even link to the specific revision.
  • There have been a number of reported issues with Pending Changes. Most problems setting protection appear to have been resolved (phab:T273317) but other issues with autoaccepting edits persist (phab:T275322).

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Draft article on Waleran I, count of ArlonEdit

These ideas about the notability of individuals leave me baffled, since we have perfectly legitimate pages about, well, ship's cats. (I DO love cats, I have three). This was a person known through a single contemporary source. He must have been quite a relevant individual in his time, who likely held sway as feudal seigneur on several thousand people at least, and was the most distant patrilineal ancestor we can trace with any degree of certainty for VERY important people in power in centuries to come (the Luxemburgian emperors of the Holy Roman Empire). Beyond that, this man already had his page in the German Wikipedia, from which I simply translated, almost word by word, to get news of it to what I see as the "global" Wiki: the English-language one, despite being myself an Italian. Therefore, I'd ask to reconsider rejecting this out of hand: not because the article is "mine"(?), but as a historian (not a professional one, an amateur with a degree). It can be added anyway later that the article's sources are poor and could/should be better corroborated; but this is true of most of what we know, or believe to know, before the Late Middle Ages and the explosion in literacy and the use of paper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Basil II (talkcontribs) 21:45, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Basil II, I agree with you that that this individual probably deserves an article, but I don't think I can accept the draft with only one source. Waleran I is mentioned in a lot of other webpages and books, so if you can find significant coverage from another reliable source the the draft will probably be accepted. I am not going to review the draft's merits again so that you get other reviewers' opinions. Personally, I find the basic standard of notability arbitrary myself, but it exists to make sure that we can maintain the encyclopedia and provide an objective standard of inclusion. J947messageedits 00:28, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

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User:Suffusion of Yellow/hidetopcontrib.jsEdit

Hi, J947. Can you please change User:Suffusion of Yellow/hidetopcontrib.js to User:Markhurd/hidetopcontrib.js in both User:J947/common.js and User:J947 Public/common.js? I did not intend to maintain a fork of that script; that was only for testing purposes and I'd like to delete it. The scripts are identical except for the comments. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 21:36, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

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Redirects to piEdit

I noticed that you closed an RfD relating to various versions of pi with different numbers of decimal digits, but did not remove the RfD notices on most of the redirects. Also, your speedy close rationale only related to the first redirect and not the others. Did you miss the rest of them? I removed the notices since the discussion has been closed, but thought I should let you know. Lithopsian (talk) 20:21, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

  • @Lithopsian: The discussion wasn't correctly formatted and I assumed that only one of the redirects had been nominated. Thanks for catching that. But my speedy close still applied to the other redirects, as that discussion showed clear consensus to keep such redirects (and the one discussed at the old RfD was the longest one of those nominated at the new RfD, so one would imagine that the consensus would be equally great or stronger for the shorter redirects). J947messageedits 20:31, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

  Administrator changes

  AlexandriaHappyme22RexxS

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

  Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)

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In for a refactor?Edit

Hey J947, while I stand by my points, I do agree that some of my statements need a re-factoring. If I do so, would you mind re-factoring some of your own comment too? Thanks, NotReallySoroka (talk) (formerly DePlume) 00:50, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

@NotReallySoroka: I would strongly recommend you read the guidelines on refactoring comments before continuing. Elli (talk | contribs) 00:56, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm not going to refactor my comments. NotReallySoroka, I recommend that you clarify what you said in subsequent comments but do not alter any existing comments. J947messageedits 01:19, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. NotReallySoroka (talk) (formerly DePlume) 01:22, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 25 April 2021Edit

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Just checkingEdit

In your final sentence of this edit, I think you might mean "yes" rather than "no"? Thryduulf (talk) 12:30, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Ah, yeah I did mean yes. Thanks for spotting that. J947messageedits 20:40, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2021).

  Administrator changes

  EnchanterCarlossuarez46

  Interface administrator changes

  Ragesoss

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.

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Test WikipediaEdit

Hi. I don't believe the closer of the discussion would have accidentally ticked out the "suppress redirect" button when moving Test Wikipedia, especially given they were explicit in their closure statement that there was consensus for this not to be in mainspace. – Uanfala (talk) 12:57, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

  • @Uanfala: there were a lot of ambiguous statements in the discussion (including the close). By straight count (which is often a reasonable metric at RfD despite its failings) I thought that there were 4 people supporting deletion of Test Wikipedia and 6 supporting it to be kept in some form, so I inferred that the redirect should've been kept. I don't think that those counts are correct now anyway. (The closure I interpreted, likely wrongly, as should not exist as a mainspace disambiguation page.) I suppose I'm happy for the redirect to be deleted now as I likely misinterpreted parts of the discussion, but at the time I had thought that suppressredirect was missing the point – to be perfectly honest, I still think that to an extent: I think that a redirect to a helpful project-space disambiguation page is better than leaving readers and non-namespace-knowing new editors with these unhelpful search results, but YMMV. J947messageedits 21:18, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
    • Hi. My suppression of the redirect was not a mistake and Uanfala was correct that my closing statement alluded to the why. It would seem that if you disagree with a close, there are better ways to go about it. I'm not going to delete the redirect you created. I suspect someone will come along and send it to RFD again. Thank you for the ping, Uanfala. Killiondude (talk) 21:05, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
      • I've G7'd it. I misinterpreted parts of the discussion. J947messageedits 21:35, 10 May 2021 (UTC)