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Tech News: 2019-23Edit

15:24, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Copyright Infringement: Undelete FileEdit

My uploaded Images keep getting flagged and deleted, as possible copyright infringement, even when I am clearing noting that I am the copyright owner of the Image content.

How do I undelete the files and avoid this from repeatedly happening, even when I am clearly noting that I own the image


Thanks

Herbie --Lovebugg305 (talk) 21:10, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Lovebugg305: Your image on Commons is repeatedly removed because the actual owner of the image you keep uploading is owned by Gangsta Ro Productions, who holds distribution and publishing rights to Evil Pimp's music. Wikipedia and Commons take copyright violations very seriously.
Commons does not allow Fair Use due to licensing restrictions. See COM:FAIR. Instead, use Wikipedia's Upload Wizard.
Album covers are also not acceptable to use on musician bios per WP:NFCI#1. Instead, consider uploading a genuine unedited photograph of the musician to Commons. Jalen D. Folf (talk) 01:55, 6 June 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


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:48, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-24Edit

17:06, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

AdviceEdit

Hi - I wonder if I could ask your opinion on a rather difficult situation. A lot of it is documented on Drmies's talk page - that thread has tailed off, and I don't want to press the people who were involved in it any further. I don't think you need to read through the whole thread, but the short version of it is that one of my former CVUA students is on the receiving end of a campaign of threats of violence from an LTA. He's been in touch with Emergencies who are investigating, but they say that it will be a minimum of four weeks before they respond, so he's currently staying off wiki.

Here comes the question - he's pretty confident that the LTA is the same person who harassed another user, and apparently went as far as to find out where that user lived and leave threatening messages in their post box. If they were willing, he would like to communicate with that user via e-mail to find out more about what happened, but the user does not have e-mail enabled on their account. Would it be bad form for me to leave a note on their talk page, inviting them to e-mail me so that I can make an off-wiki introduction? Or, is that all a bit too clandestine and intrusive - would I be better advising him to let the Emergencies team do their job, and just stay off wiki for a few weeks? I don't know if you've ever been involved in anything like this before, but your advice would be most welcome. Thanks GirthSummit (blether) 18:44, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

@Girth Summit: I will preface this by admitting I have never been involved in a situation as concerning as this before. I would recommend letting the emergencies team handle it on their end. They are the ones whose job it is to handle threats to safety. I would avoid communicating with whoever this user is at all – it is clear through their actions that no amount of discussion with them will be productive, and I would advocate an WP:RBI approach whenever you spot them. Against LTAs, do not engage with them, do not give them any sign that you are affected by them at all. They take pleasure in seeing you frustrated or intimidated. Deny them that experience. Mz7 (talk) 20:02, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Hi - thanks for the advice. Just to be clear (in case I wasn't before), I wasn't proposing to contact the LTA in any way, it was one of their previous victims that I was thinking about contacting, to see if they could offer any insight into how the LTA was able to find out where they lived. If you think it best just to leave emergencies to do their thing however, that's what I'll recommend. Thanks again GirthSummit (blether) 20:47, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-25Edit

20:37, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-26Edit

17:29, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Recall archiveEdit

I profoundly disagree with the closure on the grounds that it is important to know, both for the community and WJBScribe, where the community stood on that motion. I suspect that WJBScribe enjoyed majority support, and for the benefit of his personal comfort, I think it would be good for him to see just to what extent that support was. Could you consider undoing? Promethean (talk) 08:47, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

@Promethean: I'm disinclined to undo the closure. My interpretation of the recall discussion is that some community members were merely asking WJBscribe to start a recall process per his user page. Now that WJBscribe has already voluntarily requested removal of his tools, there is no longer any need to ask WJBscribe to start such a voluntary recall process. If you or another member of the community would have also opposed a recall discussion, I think the better venue to let WJBscribe know that at this time would be on his user talk page. Respectfully, Mz7 (talk) 09:27, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
Understand and respect your reasoning; Reiterating my belief that something must be done to put and end to this shitfuckery. Though, I'm preaching to the choir on that one, I'm sure. Promethean (talk) 09:36, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello Mz7,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

More new features are being added to the feed, including the important red alert for previously deleted pages. This will only work if it is selected in your filters. Best is to 'select all'. Do take a moment to check out all the new features if you have not already done so. If anything is not working as it should, please let us know at NPR. There is now also a live queue of AfC submissions in the New Pages Feed. Feel free to review AfCs, but bear in mind that NPP is an official process and policy and is more important.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

Articles are still not always being checked thoroughly enough. If you are not sure what to do, leave the article for a more experienced reviewer. Please be on the alert for any incongruities in patrolling and help your colleagues where possible; report patrollers and autopatrolled article creators who are ostensibly undeclared paid editors. The displayed ORES alerts offer a greater 'at-a-glance' overview, but the new challenges in detecting unwanted new content and sub-standard reviewing do not necessarily make patrolling any easier, nevertheless the work may have a renewed interest factor of a different kind. A vibrant community of reviewers is always ready to help at NPR.

Backlog

The backlog is still far too high at between 7,000 and 8,000. Of around 700 user rights holders, 80% of the reviewing is being done by just TWO users. In the light of more and more subtle advertising and undeclared paid editing, New Page Reviewing is becoming more critical than ever.

Move to draft

NPR is triage, it is not a clean up clinic. This move feature is not limited to bios so you may have to slightly re-edit the text in the template before you save the move. Anything that is not fit for mainspace but which might have some promise can be draftified - particularly very poor English and machine and other low quality translations.

Notifying users

Remember to use the message feature if you are just tagging an article for maintenance rather than deletion. Otherwise articles are likely to remain perma-tagged. Many creators are SPA and have no intention of returning to Wikipedia. Use the feature too for leaving a friendly note note for the author of a first article you found well made or interesting. Many have told us they find such comments particularly welcoming and encouraging.

PERM

Admins are now taking advantage of the new time-limited user rights feature. If you have recently been accorded NPR, do check your user rights to see if this affects you. Depending on your user account preferences, you may receive automated notifications of your rights changes. Requests for permissions are not mini-RfAs. Helpful comments are welcome if absolutely necessary, but the bot does a lot of the work and the final decision is reserved for admins who do thorough research anyway.

Other news

School and academic holidays will begin soon in various places around the Western world. Be on the lookout for the usual increase in hoax, attack, and other junk pages.

Our next newsletter might be announcing details of a possible election for co-ordinators of NPR. If you think you have what it takes to micro manage NPR, take a look at New Page Review Coordinators - it's a job that requires a lot of time and dedication.


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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:38, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

The June 2019 Signpost is out!Edit

Administrators' newsletter – July 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  28bytesAd OrientemAnsh666BeeblebroxBoing! said ZebedeeBU Rob13Dennis BrownDeorDoRDFloquenbeam1Flyguy649Fram2GadfiumGB fanJonathunderKusmaLectonarMoinkMSGJNickOd MishehuRamaSpartazSyrthissTheDJWJBscribe
1Floquenbeam's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.
2Fram's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.

  Guideline and policy news

  • In a related matter, the account throttle has been restored to six creations per day as the mitigation activity completed.

  Technical news

  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. Community feedback is invited.

  Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:20, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-27Edit

21:23, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

FYIEdit

Hi Mz7, I don't know if you know, and I'm always keen to spread the word about this, so this is just FYI. You cannot block this guy, so my advice is to leave them as alone as you can - semi- a user talk page if you have to - and let the filter do its work. Also @CLCStudent: as I mentioned before, don't poke this one. -- zzuuzz (talk) 21:20, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Zzuuzz, thanks for the heads up. I'll keep this in mind moving forward. Mz7 (talk) 21:39, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-28Edit

20:12, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Smells like more block evasionEdit

This editor sure seems determined to have their say. Funcrunch (talk) 02:41, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Funcrunch, thanks - I blocked it. Mz7 (talk) 03:31, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-29Edit

15:29, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-30Edit

13:07, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Asking for opinion about RfAEdit

Hi, I'd like to create and edit a few pages about companies in India and Japan (I have lived in both countries and work for companies in both countries as well). But it requires administrator permission level. Can you check my user account (contributions and edit history) and give me feedback whether I'd pass the RfA test/process?

I contacted you because I saw your name in the list at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Request_an_RfA_nomination

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Guide_to_requests_for_adminship

ThanksCompfreak7 (talk) 09:46, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Due to your recent block from editing, I do not believe you would pass RfA in the near future. Mz7 (talk) 18:35, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-31Edit

21:42, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2019Edit

Administrators' newsletter – August 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
  • The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.

    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:24, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-32Edit

13:24, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-33Edit

18:19, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-34Edit

15:21, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Glabston bumnigEdit

Glabston bumnig

Sir williamEdit

Does sir william ever visit here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C4:F12A:A300:2CF0:12D0:2AEA:E5F2 (talk) 20:02, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Mz7 - I tried to edit the Wiki on the Zitterbewegung article but that spiraled into an epic failure. The exchange is copied below. I am not good at these online fora (I am a rather old man, I am afraid - but experience makes up for being savvy, right? Any case - I got invited to a Tea House conversation and all that. I am not so interested because I do have an daytime job (like you) and, then, well... No time to waste time in general. I was upset because ALL of the edits/additions were reverted by the 'incumbents'. I don't think that's fair. There's knowledge and science in what I write. I've served in Afghanistan. I am not about self-promotion. Any case... Interesting... :-) Cheers - JL


WP:NOTHERE issues and derogatory language from Jean Louis Van Belle/212.224.224.59 Jean Louis Van Belle (talk · contribs · logs · edit filter log · block log) 212.224.224.59 (talk · contribs · logs · edit filter log · block log) Zitterbewegung (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) I was alerted to this user's edits by a message from MaoGo at WikiProject Physics. I found that the text they added includes a lot of WP:SYNTH and editorializing (it is "puzzling" that Dirac did this and "baffling" that he did not do that; the ideas of thus-and-so are "elegant and attractive"; a random historical factoid "may be usefully mentioned"). It was also replete with unreliable sources, like three instances of the author promoting their own viXra postings, and two "citations" to personal emails they received. It also violated WP:DUE and MOS:LEAD by overloading the introduction with excessive detail about minority viewpoints (presented in a SYNTH-etic way). Accordingly, I removed it. While I had the page open, I wikilinked the journal titles in the bibliography, an edit they decided to undo. They are now wasting time on my Talk page, opening with a personal attack, editing their own comments after being replied to (and making a false claim in the process), and making further personal attacks amid angry boasting. I am more amused than anything else (Look bastard [...] I've got credentials — I mean, that's comedy gold). But this individual seems willing to waste an arbitrarily large amount of the community's time.

They've edited from a logged-in account and from an IP, but without any attempt to appear like multiple people.

XOR'easter (talk) 18:42, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

I don't really like escalating to the drama boards, but since it seems they'd rather yell at me than start a discussion at any of the venues I pointed them to, I figured any intermediate dispute-resolution steps would merely delay the inevitable. XOR'easter (talk) 18:49, 26 August 2019 (UTC) Yeah, that looks like a ton of WP:OR. As far as I can tell, none of his research has been peer-reviewed. Honestly it looks like he's just trying to self-promote more than anything. Although I do have to say, I am a real-life amateur physicist. You are a self-appointed censor? gave me a laugh - Frood (talk!) 19:50, 26 August 2019 (UTC) @XOR'easter: thanks for noticing such a large mess, I was busy and I had not read the article. I had just saw the large number of edits, rising suspicion. Certainly citing a private conversation with a Wikipedia user as a source was a clue that something was very wrong. They are personally attacking XOReaster that is an unacceptable behavior.--MaoGo (talk) 20:03, 26 August 2019 (UTC) I think it's plain blanket censorship. An article on the Zitterbewegung without mentioning Hestenes interpretation of it - and without referencing all of the other research it generated on electron models - is pretty useless. I also don't think the Zitterbewegung interpretation of QM is a 'minority interpretation'. In any case, if this is the level of intellectual seriousness at Wikipedia then I'll refrain from trying to contribute to it. My papers have not published in scientific journals but - if you bother to check - they do get dozens or even hundreds of downloads. And, yes, at least I am confident enough to mention my real name and references to real work - as opposed to what the current article looks like: copy and paste of dated an fairly irrelevant material. Good luck. Jean Louis Van Belle — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean Louis Van Belle (talk • contribs) 06:32, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

It's original research, and a self-published source. Having a bunch of downloads proves nothing. If we started accepting any self-published research with nobody reviewing it, then we'd have a bunch of pages explaining why vaccines cause autism, and how Bush did 9/11. It's not censorship to remove material that have no reliable sources. - Frood (talk!) 19:42, 27 August 2019 (UTC) was it sound like Jean Louise Van Belle has a lot of detailed knowledge of this subject area. As a compromise, what if we agreed to include the content that he provided, except sourced to a third party published resource rather than to an unpublished physics paper? We need to follow WP:RS while retaining the good informaidon that he has included in the article so far as this is the best approach to make sure that all sides are appeased. Thoughts? Michepman (talk) 19:47, 27 August 2019 (UTC) His additions were unacceptable on WP:SYNTH and WP:FRINGE grounds, even setting aside the unreliable sourcing (and his habit of personal attacks). The content was not worth including, or trying to fix. XOR'easter (talk) 21:57, 27 August 2019 (UTC) To say it another way, there was no good information. Better footnotes cannot save logorrheic POV-pushing; they can only give it a superficial veneer of respectability. XOR'easter (talk) 23:33, 27 August 2019 (UTC) Better footnotes would just be Lipstick on a pig. Xxanthippe (talk) 03:41, 28 August 2019 (UTC). WP:OR/WP:NOTHERE indeed. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 03:58, 29 August 2019 (UTC) Neat someone recognizes some 'detailed knowledge of the subject'. Deleting ALL additions and (very minor) edits to existing contents is an insult. Thanks for the remarks on support to keeping Wikipedia alive as a source of creativity. I would also dare to remark that a 'bunch of downloads' may not prove scientific relevance but - at the very least - relevance for society. There are a lot of moving pieces out there, which may or may not amount to some kind of scientific revolution in the coming decades. Wikipedia had better be part of it. Any case - good work ! Keep it up ! JL PS: Oh - and I do object to 'lipstick on a pig' language. I've served. I also don't think I attacked anyone personally, if only because there is no person to attack here (I am the only one using my real name). I was just furious two days of work got edited out COMPLETELY, without any discussion. That's why I call it censorship. Any case - it doesn't matter. Be happy ! JL — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean Louis Van Belle (talk • contribs) 16:39, 30 August 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean Louis Van Belle (talkcontribs)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

Tech News: 2019-36Edit

09:07, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

5 September 2019Edit

Hi Mz7 - It looks like there's now a 'user removal' request. I am not familiar with Wikipedia procedures but I do think this is a bit exaggerated. I think I added valuable substance to the wiki on the Zitterbewegung - but ALL edits got deleted in a rather blanket way. I experience this as random. In any case, it doesn't matter all that much. But thanks that - somehow - you volunteered or got tasked with resolving this issue. In any case, I have not much interest in pursuing the discussion. I value Wikipedia but realize that technical discussions on complicated topics in quantum physics are perhaps not its forte. Kindest regards - Jean Louis — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean Louis Van Belle (talkcontribs) 12:34, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi Jean Louis Van Belle. Sorry for the delay in responding. It looks like someone thought that your user page was inappropriate and asked for it to be deleted; however, an administrator reviewed the deletion request and denied it, stating that the request was invalid. No one was trying to remove you as an editor; someone just thought your user page was inappropriate, which it isn't. Sorry for all that confusion—Wikipedia procedures can get unnecessarily complicated sometimes.
Now, as far as my role in this goes, it appears that you received an automated message with a link to my username inside it. That message is a routine message sent by a robot to most new editors on Wikipedia. It is an invitation to The Teahouse, which is a question board that lets newcomers ask experienced editors how Wikipedia works. I used to help answer questions at the Teahouse often, but I haven't done so for quite some time. If you have any further questions about editing Wikipedia, I recommend giving the Teahouse a visit. Alternatively, you may continue asking me questions on my talk page here. Best of luck, Mz7 (talk) 09:55, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  BradvChetsfordIzno
  FloquenbeamLectonar
  DESiegelJake WartenbergRjanagTopbanana

  CheckUser changes

  CallaneccLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

  Oversight changes

  CallaneccFoxHJ MitchellLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

  Technical news

  • Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
  • The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:37, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello Mz7,

Backlog

Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Coordinator

A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon (you will need to have 'Nominated for deletion' enabled for this in your filters) may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders using Twinkle. They require your further verification.

Paid editing

Please be sure to look for the tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. WMF policy requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines' (SNG). Alternatives to deletion
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves once more with notability guidelines for organisations and companies.
  • Blank-and-Redirect is a solution anchored in policy. Please consider this alternative before PRODing or CSD. Note however, that users will often revert or usurp redirects to re-create deleted articles. Do regularly patrol the redirects in the feed.
Not English
  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, and if they do have potential, tag as required, then move to draft. Modify the text of the template as appropriate before sending it.
Tools

Regular reviewers will appreciate the most recent enhancements to the New Pages Feed and features in the Curation tool, and there are still more to come. Due to the wealth of information now displayed by ORES, reviewers are strongly encouraged to use the system now rather than Twinkle; it will also correctly populate the logs.

Stub sorting, by SD0001: A new script is available for adding/removing stub tags. See User:SD0001/StubSorter.js, It features a simple HotCat-style dynamic search field. Many of the reviewers who are using it are finding it an improvement upon other available tools.

Assessment: The script at User:Evad37/rater makes the addition of Wikiproject templates extremely easy. New page creators rarely do this. Reviewers are not obliged to make these edits but they only take a few seconds. They can use the Curation message system to let the creator know what they have done.

DannyS712 bot III is now patrolling certain categories of uncontroversial redirects. Curious? Check out its patrol log.

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why you delete my page without my permission?Edit

my page named Mr Dawar hase been deleted from live space just because of you as my deletion shows your name — Preceding unsigned comment added by Westrextravels (talkcontribs) 13:40, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Westrextravels. A Wikipedia editor nominated the article about Mr Dawar for deletion because they believed that Mr Dawar was not notable enough to be included in Wikipedia. A group of editors reviewed the deletion proposal and agreed that the article should be deleted—you can read their comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mr Dawar. For this reason, I deleted the article.
In order to understand why editors thought the article should be deleted, it is important to note that as an encyclopedia, Wikipedia cannot include an article about everyone. In order to determine the notability of a subject, Wikipedia editors look at the extent to which reliable sources have written about that subject. If reliable sources think that a subject is worth writing about, then it is generally safe to presume that the subject is indeed worth writing about in Wikipedia. In the case of Mr Dawar, the Wikipedia editors who participated in the deletion discussion agreed that not enough reliable sources existed which cover Mr Dawar significantly. It is also important to note that by submitting your article to Wikipedia, you irrevocably allow others to use, edit, and (in this case) delete the page at any time. This is why your permission was not required for me to delete the article—for more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Ownership of content.
I hope this explanation is helpful to you. If you are confused or have any further questions, please feel free to let me know. Mz7 (talk) 09:51, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

Tech News: 2019-40Edit

16:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

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.

  Technical news

  • 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.

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Lapras IPEdit

May also want to tidy up this. GMGtalk 05:54, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

@GreenMeansGo:   Done Mz7 (talk) 05:55, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Sigh. GMGtalk 06:36, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Ah shoot, someone else got it while I wasn't on-wiki at the time. Thanks for the heads up, though. Mz7 (talk) 11:08, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-41Edit

15:35, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Help w/locmapinEdit

yo I'm trying to insert a map of Lombardy in a new draft, can someone help me with that, thx — Preceding unsigned comment added by FlavioDC00 (talkcontribs) 16:20, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi FlavioDC00. Unfortunately, I'm not too knowledgeable about inserting maps into Wikipedia articles. I would try asking your question at the Wikipedia:Teahouse; someone there might know. Best of luck, Mz7 (talk) 00:48, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

My sincere apologiesEdit

...for misclicking on your account and accidentally blocking you. I was in the process of converting a block that you had made into a checkuser block. It took a few minutes for me to realize what had happened before I undid the block.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 12:53, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Ah welp, there goes my clean block log.   Mz7 (talk) 19:44, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Welcome to the Accidental Block Club! Your complimentary smoking jacket is in the mail...-- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 19:52, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Excellent. I'm sure it'll look quite dapper. Mz7 (talk) 21:40, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Just wait until the monogrammed spats arrive! -- Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 21:45, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Bit late to the party, but welcome to the club! (mine). Speaking of which...still waiting on my jacket, Ponyo. Is this "smoking jacket" a new addition or just an enwiki thing?   --TheSandDoctor Talk 06:33, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
If it's any consolation, and you're wondering where to go from here, my block log after 11 years of being clean is always worth a laugh. All I got was a squashed roll‑up. -- zzuuzz (talk) 08:29, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Malaysian IP problemEdit

Hi. I noticed you've run into the Malaysian IP vandal(s) 2001:d08::0/34 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RBLs · block user · block log). It's been reported at AN/ANI a number of times (most recently here) and I spent some time to come up with a more limited set of seven /40 ranges from which the vandalism originates (see here). The contributions are almost universally reverted, and what isn't reverted is questionable. If there's anything productive coming from the range, I doubt it outweighs the damage being done. I understand long-term IP range blocks are troublesome, but isn't this a candidate? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 00:56, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Happy Birthday to you!!!Edit

Happy birthdayEdit

 
Wikipedia wishes you a Happy Birthday!!

Harshil want to talk? 06:24, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Happy birthday, Mz7!Edit

Little birdie told me it was your birthday. Bit belated, but a happy birthday to you!  . --TheSandDoctor Talk 07:02, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!Edit

Happy Birthday from the Birthday Committee

Wishing Mz7 a very happy birthday on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

Don't forget to save us all a piece of cake!--PATH SLOPU 13:09, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

2019 CheckUser and Oversight appointments: Candidates appointedEdit

The Arbitration Committee is pleased to welcome the following editors to the functionary team:

The Committee thanks the community and all candidates for helping to bring this process to a successful conclusion.

The Committee also welcomes the following user back to the functionary team:

The Committee also thanks Timotheus Canens (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) for his long history of contributions to the functionary team. Timotheus Canens voluntarily resigned his CheckUser and Oversight permissions in September 2019.

For the Arbitration Committee,

Katietalk 15:47, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard#2019 CheckUser and Oversight appointments: Candidates appointed

Tech News: 2019-42Edit

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