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Icewhiz has misbehaved here since ages. You still ignore the problem. Are you sure you are neutral? Xx236 (talk) 06:47, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

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

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Hey friendEdit

Hey friend. I've not bumped into you in a long long time, but it's very good to see you are still around. I hope you are well buddy! :) UaMaol (talk) 03:30, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

@Uamaol: Hey hey, great to hear from you! I see you've been keeping busy. Hope you're well, and let me know if I can be of any help! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:35, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
@L235: You know me, I ban myself from Wikipedia but then somehow end up back again and do an all night binge. It clearly doesn't work. hahaha! Yes mate, I am very well thanks and hope the same for yourself! :D And shall do! Do you still go on IRC? I rarely go on there, but when I have I've not seen you idling in years! UaMaol (talk) 03:45, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Missed oneEdit

Hey thanks for taking out the trash for me. That particular pathetic troll seems to have nothing better to do with his life than make sock puppets to post the same childish insult at me on random Wikipedia pages. That said, he made a third account Timeisfree which should be blocked too. Simonm223 (talk) 11:59, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Done – you can also take these to AIV in the future :) Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 14:43, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
For WP:DENY reasons, I try to give this individual as little satisfaction as possible that I've even seen their childish antics. But I do appreciate both the prompt action and the advice. Simonm223 (talk) 14:45, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Regarding the page WhenDatHotlineBling keeps creatingEdit

Is it possible to salt that page to prevent further recreation? Lupin VII (talk) 17:02, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Can you please provide a rationale for ECP. Currently the WP:AN reporting shows {{pp-create}} rather than "persistent disruptive editing" or other valid rationales described in WP:ECP for such protection to apply; near as I can tell, it doesn't apply. I would suggest it is better to permanently block that page from creation as I cannot see a valid use. Buffs (talk) 17:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

@Buffs: Thanks for your question. Creation protection is subject to greater administrator discretion than other forms of protection; WP:SALT says that "Administrators should choose the appropriate level of create protection—autoconfirmed, extended-confirmed, or full", and the authorizing RfC says "administrators should choose the appropriate one at their discretion". I thought ECP was sufficient, but no more strict than necessary, to stop disruption, though to be honest I gave it a total of 0.5 seconds of thought. Nonetheless, we have now spilled 100x more ink on this as the matter requires, so I've upped it to full protection. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 01:27, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Buffs (talk) 18:49, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

RfC closureEdit

  The Newyorkbrad Dispute Resolution Barnstar
I just read your closure at Wikipedia_talk:Harassment#RfC:_Clarification_of_OUTING and wanted to let you know that you have my admiration. :-) Sunrise (talk) 19:14, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
@Sunrise: Thanks very much! I appreciate it. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:34, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

ARBPIV 4 open?Edit

Currently it states that it will open...yesterday. Any update? Buffs (talk) 18:48, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

@Buffs: I wish I had an update for you, but right now, I have no more information. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 18:57, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

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.

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  • 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.



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Pending changes reviewerEdit

Hey! Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I was fairly busy during the summer. You asked me to send a message before my PCR perms expired, presumably so you could decide if I should keep the perm. Thanks, Remagoxer (talk) 12:36, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

@Remagoxer: Not a problem – it looks like you've been responsibly using the tool when you've been around, so I've gone ahead and extended the bit for three months; I'll make it permanent once there's a bit longer of a track record. Thanks for your hard work, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 17:21, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

UTRS appeal #27219Edit

A user you have blocked has opened UTRS appeal #27219 on the Unblock Ticket Request System. The reviewing administrator, 5 albert square (talk · contribs), has requested your input:

Sappo II (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))

Time: Oct 22, 2019 18:58:57

Message: I'd appreciate your input on this. This comes down to behaviour the editor is swearing blind that they're not a sock and CU is inconclusive


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Hello, L235. Please check your email; you've got mail!
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Hi. Should these edit summaries at Apartheid Museum, containing links to their FB and website, be revdel'd: Special:Diff/923129602, Special:Diff/922287805? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 02:49, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

I did not think they should be suppressed or revdel'd, but I am happy to ask another oversighter to review. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 02:51, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
Another oversighter has concurred in my decision not to suppress or revdel these edits. Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 02:54, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 October 2019Edit


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Rollback rightsEdit

Hi! As requested, I'm just checking in to see whether it would be appropriate to be granted rollback rights permanently. You previously enabled them on my account temporarily, until November 6th. I've enjoyed my anti-vandalism work and would like to keep on doing it. Thank you! Ganesha811 (talk) 14:50, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

@Ganesha811: A review indicates that you've been doing great work. I'm making the rollback bit permanent – keep it up! Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 06:42, 4 November 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.


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Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks!Edit


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Your email is bouncing Wikimedia Space notificationsEdit

Hi L235! Just a note to say that your email is bouncing Wikimedia Space notifications and probably other mail too ("retry timeout exceeded"). If you want to receive Space notifications, please review that your Wikimedia username (here) has a functional email address confirmed, and then log in Space. Qgil-WMF (talk) 10:22, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

@Qgil-WMF: Thanks! It turns out that my phabricator email was outdated. By the way, since I signed up for Wikimedia Space using Phabricator, I seem to now have two accounts, one of which (the one from Phabricator) I can no longer access. [1] and [2]. Could you merge the two accounts? Best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 20:56, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
@L235: Merged! Sorry for the inconvenience. Qgil-WMF (talk) 22:34, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – December 2019Edit

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