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Previous listing as a partyEdit

My apologies for the above section stating that you are a party. You are not, I made a mistake with the template. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 19:51, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

That's fine. Attending a party is usually more fun than being one. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 20:03, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

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 02:33, 4 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

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)

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

Thank youEdit

For this edit. It is nice to know that things like that get spotted so quickly! :-) Carcharoth (talk) 14:49, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Your maturity and eloquence of thought are not often enough appreciated. MONGO (talk) 02:45, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Another astute observation. I'll admit that it dissuaded me from making a statement. Hopefully the clerks will remove some of the more superfluous statements. –MJLTalk 03:47, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

It got removed: [1]. -- Softlavender (talk) 09:39, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Has it become common to remove statements at Arbcom? :  ?  — 17:09, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Allow me clarify a bit. By statements I am referring to statements that are not offensive, harassing, or in some way violating one of the "pillars" that we are supposed to adhere to, or violating one of the rules to posting at wp:rfar. — Ched :  ?  — 17:50, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Given everything else that is going on, I'm going to let this go. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
It was removed after someone complained about comments from the peanut gallery.[2] But I know that even as a nine-year-old boy you never threw peanuts! Thincat (talk) 18:30, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
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