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ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

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Administrators must secure their accounts

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

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:38, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Mkdw, I read the lengthy discussion resulting from this, and I want to thank you for your own comments in response to the concerns there. You were truly the grown-up in the room. Thanks. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:05, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

@Tryptofish: Thank you. I appreciate your comments. Mkdw talk 02:35, 7 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 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:10, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:42, 22 May 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

Your Help is RequiredEdit

Hi Mkdw your help is requested please in restoration of lawful context information removed unnecessarily by an editor from the old article of a notable person belongs to Quetta. Aslam 10:59, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Aslam Kassi: Please change your signature so it does not link to an article. It should instead link to your account user page or user talk page. If you wish to make changes to Quetta, I suggest you implement them yourself or discuss the matter on the article talk page. I am also unclear what you mean by "lawful context information". Do you mean context information that is compliant with Wikipedia policies, or context information required by law? Mkdw talk 05:56, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks the comments and information regarding my signature, my request was just about a Wikipedia article texts which was unnecessary removed and you were contacted and requested for restoration of the text context information, Aslam Kassi talk 09:00, 28 May 2019 (UTC) .

Thank you for the communicationEdit

Just a quick, public note, thanking you for this edit. Notes that behind the scenes stuff is happening and the dispute hasn't been forgotten is exactly the sort of communication that I and others have asked for from the Committee in the past. Thryduulf (talk) 12:57, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Thryduulf: No problem. Mkdw talk 05:49, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

New user scripts to customise your Wikipedia experienceEdit

Two of these are red links and I was wondering why. It makes sense that if User:Flooded with them hundreds is blocked that the editor's user pages would be, but it seems the user scripts would still be available to use.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:30, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

@Vchimpanzee: The pages were seemingly deleted or moved:
These were done well before FTWH was blocked. Mkdw talk 18:38, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
I'll make a note on the associated talk page. Thanks.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:42, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

June 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (stay tuned for Pride on weekend!)Edit

June 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:38, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details om next event!
Sunday Jun 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Sunday June 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Togethe, we'll create new and expand existing Wikipedia articles on LGBT artists and artworks with LGBT themes in the Met collection!

With refreshments, and a special museum tour in the afternoon!

And there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

See also the global Wiki Loves Pride photo contest, as well as the Met's online LGBT Art Writing Contest, and also the LGBT Health Writing Contest.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)

This is the fifth annual Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon supported by Wikimedia NYC! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:31, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details on next event!
Sunday July 14: Great American Wiknic @ Roosevelt Island

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July events from Women in Red!Edit

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--Megalibrarygirl (talk) 16:40, 25 June 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

for deleted articleEdit

Hi Mkdw You Had deleted the article Sangramsingh Thakur on 23:24, 5 November 2018, the reason was Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Now i have reliable sources for this article you can check Draft:Sangramsingh Thakur. so please tell me how to restore this deleted page or allow me to recreate this article. Thank you..--Shilpaga05 (talk) 06:25, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

@Shilpaga05: Please submit Draft:Sangramsingh Thakur for WP:AFC review again or by clicking the 'ask for advice' button on the notice at the top of the draft. You last received feedback on it on 15 June 2019; in my opinion, you have not substantially expanded the number of independent and reliable in-depth coverage establishing Sangramsingh Thakur's notability. Finally, if you have a conflict of interest with respect to this individual or their work, I strongly suggest you declare it per WP:COI or WP:PAID. Mkdw talk 00:36, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Sunday July 14: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt IslandEdit

July 14, 2-7pm: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island
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You are invited to join us at the "picnic anyone can edit" in the lovely Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

This year the Wiknic will double as a "Strategy Salon" (more information at Wiknic page), using open space technology to address major questions facing our social movement.

2–7pm - come by any time!
Our picnicking area is at Southpoint Park, south of the tram and subway, and also just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

Celebrate our 13th year of wiki-picnics! We hope to see you there! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:37, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

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Request for your review expertise.Edit

Hullo, I am asking for your expertise in resolving a copyright charge that was leveled against an article that I wrote. After writing the article I was hit by a car and unable to use computers for 6 months. Signing back onto Wikipedia I was startled by the notice because I do not plagiarize material. That said, after reviewing the copyright charge (which used Ervios Copyright check) I noticed that the material in question was a listing of books written by and awards given to the subject. I believe that I ma correct in this assessment but would like to appeal to someone with greater experience than I have to review my work and to let me know if I have indeed committed plagiarism and if so, how to fix it. I am aware that you are busy and have not expectation that you will respond to my request anytime soon. Please let me know if you would be willing.

The article in question is: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Kenyon_Farrow/Temp&action=edit&preload=Template:Copyvio/preload

Previous information around this notice appears on my Talk page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Aquariusveritas#Copyright_problem:_Kenyon_Farrow

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Aquariusveritas (talk) 02:57, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Sorry I could not respond to your inquiry in a timely manner. I saw it when it came in but I am up swimming in a soup of emails right now. I see MJL looked over your article and made some copy edits. Hopefully it all worked out. Otherwise you can try the WP:TEAHOUSE or OTRS. Mkdw talk 23:05, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

August 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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--Rosiestep (talk) 06:45, 29 July 2019 (UTC) via MassMessaging

SomeoneEdit

...might want to look into this. Face-smile.svg Praxidicae (talk) 15:28, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

EmailEdit

Sent you one. Also emailed ArbCom-L, but I didn’t get the usual “your email has been held in moderation” reply, so unsure if it went through, or my emails are strangely not moderated anymore. Steven Crossin Help resolve disputes! 02:28, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Civility Enforcement 2Edit

A {{Talkback}} or Ping would be appreciated

I have previously attempted to rename the case Civility Enforcement 2. As substantive comment had been made by the community by that time, I was told that would be inappropriate without Committee consent. Additionally, as my request for a word limit extension was denied, I have not been able to sufficiently comment in support of an expanded scope. The most I could do was shoehorn: The request is to review the matter in its entirety. Eric as an issue or as victim; irrelevant. I just want it settled conclusively by arbcom, please. to the end of my request. –MJLTalk 03:37, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

I am unsure as to how appropriate it would be to urge you to reconsider your decision, so I won't. I just want you to know that I have faced near endless attacks on my character, and one of the few things keeping me together is that no one else will have to go through this process again.. That's really all I want. –MJLTalk 03:41, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Also, on a completely unrelated note: Portal:Vancouver is up for deletion. –MJLTalk 04:05, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
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