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Revision delete request

Hi Maxim,

You changed my user name some two years ago (Good Old Days!). I was wondering if you could remove one revision in the history of both my user and user talk pages in order to protect my identity. The revisions are those in which the moves to new name have happened. Thanks for your help -- Nojan (talk) 02:47, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

I think I got all of them. See WP:OVERSIGHT if you want something stronger. Maxim(talk) 02:58, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Maxim. That's even more than what I had expected :) . Cheers -- Nojan (talk) 23:49, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users

Dear Maxim,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Urgent help needed

Hi Maxim! I am Tamravidhir. I know that you will not be remembering me, but I do remember you. Long back (in late May 2012) I had requested an username change from Jagadhatri to Tamravidhir. My request was accepted and you changed my username with all my contributions under Jagadhatri moved to that of Tamravidhir (it has been arichved here). But yesterday User:Moonriddengirl pointed out a problem that the contribution history of Jagadhatri shows that the user had made 7 edits on 19 November 2012. But I remember that it is actually I who had made those edits. I have informed her about this but I guess that she has not logged in since yesterday and thus, has not yet seen my messages.

I would like to inform you that at that time (in Nov'12) I was not in my hometown. And when I actually joined Wiki I was at the same place (where I was in Nov'12). I also had the same laptop, and in that laptop whenever I log in I don't need to give my username for logging in Wiki/any social networking site. So at first I assumed that that maybe the case. I mean in Dec'11 I had logged in as Jagadhatri, so that might have got saved there. And later I came back to my hometown, and when I was here my username was changed in May'12. And that was saved in my laptop (the one I used in my hometown), and later when I went back to that holiday destination in Nov'12, Jagadhatri was already saved there and not Tamravidhir, so I might have just overlooked it and logged in and edited. But I got to know that this is not the problem. I called up and got to know that in the laptop which I used while I was holidaying the username saved is Tamravidhir, not Jagadhatri, that means that when I last visited that place, I had logged in Wikipedia as Tamravidhir. And that's what it should be as I have edits in the contribution history of Tamravidhir (here) made on the same day and just after a few minutes. I mean that the first edit which is now in the contribution history of Jagadatri (here) was made on 19 Nov'12 at 14:56 and the last on the same day at 15:34. While the contribution history of Tamravidhir shows that on the same day the first edit I made at 14:51 and the last on that day at 16:01. It's highly suspicious and highly confusing. I don't know what has happened.

And Moonriddengirl assuming that a new user has taken my previous username has removed the redirects. For example the user page and user talk pages of Jagadhatri no longer redirect to those of Tamravidhir. I don't mean that she has done something wrong. She is extremely good and has done the rightful, but I request you to fix the problems as you had changed my username and as you are bureaucrat.

I need one more help. When I was Jagadhatri I had made few edits to various other wiki sites and even uploaded few pictures in Wikicommons. But the global user contributions of Jagadhatri (here) has not been move to the global user contributions of Tamravidhir (here). I mean that the edit history of Jagadhatri doesn't go with that of Tamravidhir. I know that it's not possible to merge accounts in Wikipedia. But I request you to do the things I have listed down. Please help me. I will be forever grateful to you as this is really bothering me:

  • Please delete all the user subpages and user talk subpages of Jagadhatri (I think Moonriddengirl has deleted a few) which redirect to the respective subpages of Tamravidhir
  • Please move all the contribution history (not just in Wikipedia, I mean the global user contributions) which is under Jagadhatri - here and the global account info of Jagadhatri - here to that of Tamravidhir - global contributions of Tamravidhir and global account info of Tamravidhir

I have requested Moonriddengirl to do it, but I don't think that she has the authority to do that as she is not a bureaucrat. She also asked me to seek for help at meta:Talk:Steward requests/Username changes. So I reported the issue here. Two days have passed and there has been no reply. I need urgent help. I have become too impatient. Please help me. Please...thank you. Could you please leave me a talkback template while replying here? Thank you so much. --Tamravidhir (talk) 06:41, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Maxim. You have new messages at Tamravidhir's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--Tamravidhir (talk) 10:53, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Please subscribe to the global renamers mailing list

Dear global renamer,

You have not yet subscribed to the global renamers mailing list. Considering the diverse background of all renamers, and with the intention to create an efficient platform for direct internal assistance and discussion, we strongly encourage you to do so. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Should you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Thank you, Savhñ 23:04, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Dear Maxim. You are a global renamer and I noticed you still haven't subscribed to the global renamers mailing list (mail:Global-renamers). As all global renamers need to be subscribed, can you please send me an email (I can't as you haven't accepted emails via Special:EmailUser - please turn it on and email me or email me via trijnstel wikipedia.be and confirm here that you've send me an email) to this email and tell me under which email address you wish to be subscribed? Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 09:38, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Savh posted a reply here. Only four global renamers are not yet subscribed, and you're one of them. From what I can see the list is very useful and all global renamers help eachother out. Also, the devs regularly keep us up to date about technical changes etc. So yes, it's more than recommendable that you subscribe. For example, when someone warns the global renamers not to use the tool, we can't reach you and we won't check who's on it and who's not. Trijnsteltalk 21:51, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Gamesmaster cover.jpg

Hello, Maxim. I note you deleted File:Gamesmaster cover.jpg for lack of a proper fair-use rationale. If you would be so kind as to undelete the file, I will provide the necessary rationale. —Psychonaut (talk) 17:03, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Done. You might need to reduce the resolution a bit to comply with WP:NFCC. (I deleted this almost seven years ago... time flies.) Maxim(talk) 18:03, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for getting this done so quickly. I've added the fair-use rationale now and I will reduce the resolution soon. —Psychonaut (talk) 18:10, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Anthony Natale

Re: 20:12, 11 July 2007 Maxim (talk | contribs) deleted page Anthony Natale (Prod left uncontested for five days.)

Dear Maxim, Seeking understanding of why this page was deleted and how to restore it. Thank you

Scarletbaby (talk) 15:00, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Global User Account

Dear Maxim,

I would like to ask you how it is possible to activate my global account for the english wikipedia as the username is already used here. My username is Bif and the German wiki is my home wiki. I currently have the login for some wikis but especially the english would be an advance! Can you help me with that issue? Thank you very much,

Bif --178.8.199.214 (talk) 01:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

TFA day

A summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. Please see my questions at User talk:Resolute (your co-nommer). - Dank (push to talk) 05:16, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Precious

ice hockey players
Thank you for quality articles about ice hockey and its players and history, such as Tiny Thompson and History of the National Hockey League (1967–92), performed in collaboration, for lists such as the list of Olympic medalists in ice hockey and featured portal ice hockey, for serving as a bureaucrat, for gnomish work in redirects and fighting vandalism, for clarity in user pages, answers and edit summaries, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (5 March 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello from the team at Featured article review!

We are preparing to take a closer look at Featured articles promoted in 2004–2010 that may need a review. We started with a script-compiled list of older FAs that have not had a recent formal review. The next step is to prune the list by removing articles that are still actively maintained, up-to-date, and believed to meet current standards. We know that many of you personally maintain articles that you nominated, so we'd appreciate your help in winnowing the list where appropriate.

Please take a look at the sandbox list, check over the FAs listed by your name, and indicate on the sandbox talk page your assessment of their current status. Likewise, if you have taken on the maintenance of any listed FAs that were originally nominated by a departed editor, please indicate their status. BLPs should be given especially careful consideration.

Thanks for your help! Maralia (talk) 19:40, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Undeletion request

You deleted File:Larry Craig mugshot.jpg giving the reason: Deleted because "CSD I8 - Image has the same name on Wikimedia Commons".. It's gone from commons. Please restore it here for use in the Larry Craig article (or explain why you won't.) It survived a DRV before you deleted it. --Elvey(tc) 05:17, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Please consider ceasing such deletions. The image was unavailable for years as a result. Just restored.--Elvey(tc) 20:14, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Workshopping bureaucrat activity requirements

(Message to all bureaucrats)

There is an ongoing discussion about implementing some kind of standards for administrative and bureaucrat activity levels; and activity requirements for bureaucrats have been explored several times in the past. I've prepared a draft addition to Wikipedia:Bureaucrats that would require at least one bureaucratic action every five years to retain the bureaucrat permission.

In the past, I've been hesitant of such proposals but I believe that if the bureaucrat group as a whole is seen to be actively engaged, the community may be more willing to grant additional tasks to the position.

Please let me know your thoughts. I'm not sure if this actually applies to any of us, but if you have not acted as a bureaucrat in over five years, you might consider requesting removal of the permission or otherwise signalling that you intend to return to bureaucrat activity. –xenotalk 14:22, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank You

Thank you for your comments about the rfa. You stated you could see both sides of the coin. In this specific rfa, there actually is a THIRD side to the coin, and I sincerely hope you will look at it more closely as you continue your deliberations. You have big shoes and you wear them very well. Very respectfully, Tiyang (talk) 17:30, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Rich Farmbrough RFA

If the bureaucrats are leaning towards promoting Rich Farmbrough based on this RFA, I would encourage you to consider instead extending the time of the RFA. There are two neutrals that say the purpose of the neutral was to avoid piling on (meaning they would have !voted oppose) and there are likely other editors who might have !voted had they believed that the outcome was in doubt. A fair alternative to simply closing a sub-70 RFA as successful would be to extend it. --B (talk) 21:32, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Opposing an RfA

Hi Maxim, I noticed your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Rich Farmbrough 2/Bureaucrat discussion that referred to my oppose vote as one you would not assign much weight to. I was suggesting the candidate had extreme views regarding an aspect of deletion policy—is that really not a good reason? Or was my comment not well written enough to communicate that position? I want to make sure my votes are constructive, of course. --BDD (talk) 18:09, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

A pie for you!

  I very much liked your idea about the extension. You handled that RfA really well, so here's a little treat from me :) — Yash! (Y) 02:47, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion notification

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Cyberpower678/Bureaucrat discussion

I would welcome input from other bureaucrats in relation to the outcome of this RfA.
Many thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) for WJBscribe (talk) 11:10, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Community & Bureaucrat based desysoping proposal

A discussion is taking place regarding a proposal to create a community and bureaucrat based desysoping committee. The proposal would modify the position of bureaucrat. Your input is encouraged. Please see Wikipedia:Administrators/RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process. Thank you, --Hammersoft (talk) 19:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion notification (Liz)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Liz/Bureaucrat discussion

I would welcome input from other bureaucrats in relation to the outcome of this RfA.
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Well done

  The Bureaucrat's Barnstar
Time and time again, the bureaucrats of en-wiki demonstrate their levelheadedness and expertise. Like an anesthesiologist in an operating room, you spend most of your time screwing around reading a magazine, but stand ready to spring into action when needed, only to fade into the background once your important work is done.

Or perhaps that's more like Batman? Whatever your preferred metaphor, I am consistently impressed by the bureaucrat corps. Thank you for your service. HiDrNick! 12:46, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

My RfA Crat Chat

Hello, Maxim,

I just wanted to thank you and all of the bureaucrats who participated in the bureaucrat chat after my RfA was closed. There were a lot of votes and comments to go through along with the enormous amount of content on the crat chat talk page. I appreciate the time and care the bureaucrats took to consider all of the arguments and come to a consensus.

I never imagined that my RfA would be at all contentious or have such a big turnout. Although I hope you don't have many close call RfAs in the future, I know if you do, that Wikipedia's bureaucrats will find their way to a decision. Thank you again for your work in bringing this RfA to a close. Liz Read! Talk! 18:39, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:HockeyAID

 Template:HockeyAID has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:25, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Implementation of Wikipedia:Bureaucrats#Bureaucrat activity requirements

Following a community discussion ending August 2015, consensus was reached to remove the bureaucrat permissions of users who have not participated in bureaucrat activity for three years.

To assist with the implementation of this requirement, please see Wikipedia:Bureaucrat activity. Modeled after Wikipedia:Inactive administrators and similar to that process, the log page will be created on 1 September 2015. Bureaucrats who have not met the activity requirements as of that date will be notified by email (where possible) and on their talk page to advise of the pending removal.

If the notified user does not return to bureaucrat activity and the permissions are removed, they will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFB. Removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon the affected user in any way.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. –xenotalk

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:20, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Deletion

Have restored this image [1] which was deleted back in 2009. It is clearly marked as being from the CDC. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:42, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Found a better copy on commons [2] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:44, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikispecies issue

Hello Maxim. We're having an issue with an IP user on Wikispecies. It's not a huge thing, but I'm asking for your help since the IP number belongs to a Russian Internet provider – and as far as I know you are the only Wikispecies' administrator/bureaucrat who speaks Russian. :-) We have tried to leave a few messages in English, but without getting any response or change in behaviour. Perhaps a message in Russian might be more fruitful – please look in to it if you have the time and possibility. You can find a discussion regarding the matter at the Wikispecies' Village Pump using this direct link: User 188.32.4.209.

Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist – a fellow admin and 'crat on Wikispecies. (enWP talk) 20:38, 27 August 2015 (UTC).

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Thatch (lawn)

Hi, I see you speedy-deleted the page at Thatch (lawn) several years ago. Wanted to notify you that I have recreated the page; I think in its current form it should be sufficiently encyclopedic to remain. Augurar (talk) 00:20, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

request to restore a user page

I had a user page that was deleted as follows: 19:01, 27 July 2012 Maxim (talk | contribs) deleted page User:Joe Da Bear (housekeeping)

How can I get this restored to update/edit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joe Da Bear (talkcontribs) 13:08, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

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Season's Greetings!

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NUMECA page deletion - August 2008

Hi,

It looks like the NUMECA page was deleted by you in 2008 due to a broken link?

Could you please restore the page? If it needs help updating, I can help. It goes under computer-aided engineering software (I think). The external web site is www.numeca.com.

I am new to this so I apologize if this is not the correct place to get help.

Rwatcal (talk) 01:01, 21 January 2016 (UTC)Rwatcal

Hi Rwatcal. The original page at NUMECA International deleted as blatant advertising. You're welcome to start a new article, provided it is suitable for inclusion; our general notability guideline and a related essay for software might be useful places to start. You would need to consider whether NUMECA a leading CFD modeler, and if it gets referenced extensively referenced in the scientific literature. Hope this helps, --Maxim(talk) 13:40, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

A year ago ...
 
ice hockey players
... you were recipient
no. 1196 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:28, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Two years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Change a page name

Hi I saw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Firyal_al-Muhammad this page of her royal highness Princess Firyal of Jordan using the name she doesn't use. She is known as Princess firyal of jordan(visit her website or the UNESCO page )

Please change the name to Princess Firyal of Jordan. If you want, I can give you more reliable sources. Like her identifications. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aj0ob009 (talkcontribs) 21:22, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

BAG News

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Deletion review for Sonic the Hedgehog (film)

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Extended confirmed protection

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers

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A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

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Bureaucrat chat

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Godsy/Bureaucrat chat

I would be grateful for your input in the above discussion. Many thanks, WJBscribe via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:33, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

BAG

Just curious, are you still active in the WP:BAG? --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:49, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Kim-Jong-un.jpg

I'd like to immediately delete File:Kim-Jong-un.jpg because tineye shows 955 matches. Is that okay with you? Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:01, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Maxim

  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Thank you for helping Wikipedia. Blessings. May we all have peace in the coming year. 7&6=thirteen () 16:50, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

On that Kim-Jong Un revert...

[3] The user is citing an NPR source, which itself is quoting from an AP report, so technically the BLP requirements are met. I do feel that section would need a lot more justification though (I've heard ancedotes on the mocking name from a variety of sources and haven't spent any time digging in further to know how much more can be said) so I wouldn't un-revert you, just that there's technically valid information there. --MASEM (t) 15:31, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

I did miss that it was an NPR reference on the first revert, but regardless, I do feel that having a section on that would be undue weight, which would fall under BLP. Maxim(talk) 15:34, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Administrators

It's unclear to me whether you're aware that most of the users in the "long tail" at User:JamesR/AdminStats are in fact not administrators. I believe this includes nearly all the accounts that show 1-2 admin actions. They are accounts that have deletions logged incidental to a page move. If you were already aware of this, great, otherwise, you might want to consider your policy proposal in a different light.

The Uninvited Co., Inc. 19:44, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm well aware, yes. Users get protection logs because they moved a protected page or a deletion log moving a page against a redirect. I went through tens of contribution history of users with the +sysop flag. That said, it feels wrong to me to call out administrators by name, which may have come at detriment to arguing the points presented. Maxim(talk) 21:34, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
  • Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
  • The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

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BAG News

BAG News February 2017

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  • 2017 has been busy, with 37 closed BRFA's so far this year.
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Wikispecies

WS is now slowly developing with less conflicts. I guess you have moved away to other things, but would kindly like to ask you to support with vote here, so we can reach the 25 votes minimum rule in order to be able to get local Checkusers, and get a local policy for CU, which will be the first step of developing more local solutions on WS. Dan Koehl (talk) 22:04, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

On this day, 10 years ago...

  Hey, Maxim. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Lepricavark (talk) 01:14, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
 

It's been 10 years.

Deleted the main page!?

How did you delete the Main Page? You don't just delete the main page. I saw you in the village stocks and decided to drop you a message. Ry00001 (talk) 10:00, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Abiogenic

Hello, Maxim,

I wanted to let you know that there's a discussion about whether Abiogenic should be deleted. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Abiogenic .

If you're new to the process, articles for deletion is a group discussion (not a vote!) that usually lasts seven days. If you need it, there is a guide on how to contribute. Last but not least, you are highly encouraged to continue improving the article; just be sure not to remove the tag about the deletion nomination from the top.

Thanks,

Eddie Blick (talk) 18:03, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion - GoldenRing

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/GoldenRing/Bureaucrat chat

I would be grateful for your input in the above discussion. Many thanks, WJBscribe (talk) 12:15, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, April 2017

Bots Newsletter, April 2017

Greetings!

The BAG Newsletter is now the Bots Newsletter, per discussion. As such, we've subscribed all bot operators to the newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

Arbcom

Magioladitis ARBCOM case has closed. The remedies of the case include:

  • Community encouraged to review common fixes
  • Community encouraged to review policy on cosmetic edits
  • Developers encouraged to improve AWB interface
  • Bot approvals group encouraged to carefully review BRFA scope
  • Reminders/Restrictions specific to Magioladitis
BRFAs

We currently have 27 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

There are multiple ongoing discussions surrounding bot-related matters. In particular:

New things

Several new things are around:

Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

Thank you! edited by:Headbomb 11:35, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


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Bots Newsletter, July 2017

Bots Newsletter, July 2017

Greetings!

Here is the 4th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

BAG

BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are now members of the BAG (see RfBAG/BU Rob13 and RfBAG/Cyberpower678 3). BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are both administrators; the former operates BU RoBOT which does a plethora of tasks, while the latter operates Cyberbot I (which replaces old bots), Cyberbot II (which does many different things), and InternetArchiveBot which combats link rot. Welcome to the BAG!

BRFAs

We currently have 12 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions
New things
Upcoming
Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

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Hi

Been a while, saw your name pop up at the RFB. Glad to know you're still alive! The Rambling Man (talk) 20:32, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

I also want to say hi too, not sure if you still remember me but my old username was "AQu01rius". Regards, Alex ShihTalk 00:36, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Kim Chen Yn listed at Redirects for discussion

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Kim Chen Yn. Since you had some involvement with the Kim Chen Yn redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - CHAMPION (talk) (contributions) (logs) 00:43, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

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11 years of editing, today.

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Bots Newsletter, March 2018

Bots Newsletter, March 2018

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ARBCOM
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New things
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Kevin

Dear Maxim, three editors at Wikipedia Indonesia have repeatedly edited and provided factual information about the article including references on Kevin Lilliana, but user:Richie Campbell has been performing vandalism by deleting information without discussion on the Talk page. Wikipedia works by consensus, if there is controversy about an edit it should be taken to the Talk page (WP:BRD). Three editors, being WP:BOLD have opposed these edits and looked for my help. I'm sure you understand that repeated removal of the same content, against consensus, is WP:EDIT WARRING and can get him blocked. Please advise and help them, as I don't have privileges to block at this moment. But I'm willing to help if necessary. Thank you Steinpal (talk • 12:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Arbitration request

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Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Jbhunley/Bureaucrat chat

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Bots Newsletter, August 2018

Bots Newsletter, August 2018

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ARBCOM
  • Nothing particular important happened. Those who care already know, those who don't know wouldn't care. The curious can dig ARBCOM archives themselves.
BAG
  • There were no changes in BAG membership since the last Bots Newsletter. Headbomb went from semi-active to active.
  • In the last 3 months, only 3 BAG members have closed requests - help is needed with the backlog.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

Also

Discussions

These are some of the discussions that happened / are still happening since the last Bots Newsletter. Many are stale, but some are still active.

New things

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L235–edit filter manager?!

I noticed that along with adding the administrator right to User:L235, you also added edit filter manager . . . despite the fact that he did not have it before (he was merely an edit filter helper before). Did you mean to do that? Did he ask for it? Should he have it?! SemiHypercube 15:52, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @SemiHypercube: while this was a bit non-standard, there are no issues with "Should" - since administrators can self-grant this and L235 has been active in areas where it could be useful. L235 can self-remove if they don't want it. — xaosflux Talk 16:18, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Oh, thank you. I also notified Kevin on his talk page that he got EFM rights. SemiHypercube 16:26, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
Mostly what xaosflux said. :p If he had the helper, I figured adding as manager wouldn't hurt. (That and he can just flip that bit himself.) Maxim(talk) 17:58, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Hurricane Hazel scheduled for TFA

This is to let you know that the Hurricane Hazel article has been scheduled as today's featured article for October 5, 2018. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 5, 2018, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1100 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:59, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for what you described: "This isn't your usual hurricane article: you see, in 1954, Hurricane Hazel had the audacity to make a trip, with the strength of Category 1 hurricane, to Toronto (that's Canada, to the west of upstate New York) and cause havoc there. It also washed out western Haiti and the Carolinas' coast in particular. That was sufficient to retire the storm's name."! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:15, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Awesome
 
Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Portal:Ice hockey

Hi Maxim,

I did an experimental revision of this portal, for comparison purposes.

It can be viewed at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Ice_hockey&oldid=860677398

It can be embellished with more sections, like a featured article section, but I'm waiting on the "Recognized content" section on the talk page to be serviced by JL-bot, so we can see what there is.

Also, each of the "Selected" sections can be added to, as desired, such as adding pictures to the image slideshow.

I'll drop you another note once the experimental version includes featured support.

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   09:29, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: I pinged @Dreamy Jazz:, as he has been monitoring manually maintained portals, to make sure they aren't inadvertently overwritten. ;) -TT

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder

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/Fred Bauder. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder/Evidence. Please add your evidence by November 27, 2018, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, --Cameron11598 (Talk) 20:21, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

De-sysop

I know it's practically meaningless coming from me, but I fully support your course of action in the aforementioned case. You have been thoroughly professional throughout, and if Arbcom come to any conclusion other than to thank you for you actions, it will be a real travesty. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:33, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

The Rambling Man, thank you for the kind words. I don't think they are meaningless at all. I did read your message when you posted it, and I appreciated it. I'm sorry it took me a month to reply - I pretty much vanished the day you posted it (real life and all that). Maxim(talk) 13:58, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox ice hockey award

 Template:Infobox ice hockey award has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:23, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder closed

An arbitration case regarding Fred Bauder has now closed and the final decision is viewable at the link above. The following remedies have been enacted:

  1. Fred Bauder is admonished for engaging in an edit war on his candidate's questions page. Future edit-warring or disruptive behavior may result in further sanctions.
  2. For multiple self-unblocks, wheel-warring, and abuse of rollback, Fred Bauder is desysopped. He may regain the administrative tools at any time via a successful request for adminship.
  3. Boing! said Zebedee is cautioned for blocking Fred Bauder while actively involved in an edit war with him at the time. He is further cautioned to avoid edit-warring, even in cases where the other editor is editing disruptively.
  4. Editors should seek assistance from the Electoral Commission for issues that arise on pages related to the Arbitration Committee Elections that cannot be easily resolved (excluding, for example, obvious vandalism). The Arbitration Committee reaffirms that the Electoral Commission has been tasked with the independent oversight of the Arbitration Committee Elections. Matters which are of a private matter should be referred to the Arbitration Committee or functionaries team as normal.

For the Arbitration Committee, --Cameron11598 (Talk) 08:11, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard#Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fred Bauder closed

About Portal:Ice hockey which you have marked for manual maintenance

Hello Maxim,

I have updated the portal maintenance notice on Portal:Ice hockey to use the current date, which you marked for manual maintenance by yourself. If you don't want to manually maintain the portal any longer you can remove yourself from the notice or {{ping}} me to remove it.

Thanks for your dedication to Portal:Ice hockey. If you have questions about this message please {{ping}} me about it. Thanks and happy editing, Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 23:46, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

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A silver under

Hi, this may be an understanding or miscalculation problem on my side. Regarding Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/RexxS/Bureaucrat chat, 164/(164+92) seems to be a silver "over" 64%? ~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:36, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

April
 
... with thanks from QAI

Whatever %, thank you for your support! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:53, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/RexxS/Bureaucrat chat

I've opened a bureaucrat chat for a current RfA. Your input would be most appreciated at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/RexxS/Bureaucrat chat. Best regards, Maxim(talk) 22:08, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Good job on your first MMS :D Funny how little-used features are still waiting even experienced admins! — xaosflux Talk 16:29, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

RFAR

I have opened a request for arbitration with regards to you acting outside the mandate given to the bureaucrats by the community: Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case#RexxS RfA bureaucrat chat: Regards, --Pudeo (talk) 11:30, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Case request

This is a courtesy notification that the RexxS Bureaucrat Chat case request has been declined by the committee. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:02, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Swara Bhaskar

What I edited was that she writes against right wing politicians. That isn't at all wrong. If you check her Twitter , she herself has described her a right wing baiter. So I don't think you undoing my edit is at all justified. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anchit Chugh (talkcontribs) 07:16, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Please see our policies and guidelines on biographies of living people, on reliable sourcing, and original research. In brief, when adding material, especially in the cases if it's contentious, to a biography of a living person, it must be accompanied by a reliable secondary source (Twitter is not such a source). Maxim(talk) 13:54, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

Precious
 
Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:29, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda. Maxim(talk) 12:46, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

could you elaborate on how it was better before I made the edit.


Cooleip,

Thank you, I appreciate you taking time to elaborate on this

ArbCom 2019 special circular

 
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 02:41, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)

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 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


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