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Another request to delete older graphicsEdit

Nyttend, I hope this message finds you well. Like before, I find myself asking for your help in deleting old versions of a graphic I kept editing due to either mistakes or new information I found that lead me to rework the graphic. So, if you don't mind, could you please delete all the old version of File:Example US Army Special Forces Recognition Bars-Historical.svg? Someone has already transferred it to Commons before I was finished making correction; hopefully move to Commons does not change the rules on what you can do to help me with this. Best regards, McChizzle (talk) 20:24, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! --McChizzle (talk) 07:48, 29 April 2019 (UTC)


Hi, if you have a look at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Selim Shaikh you'll see the user is a CU confirmed sock awaiting blocking. Triptothecottage (talk) 04:44, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

New message from TriptothecottageEdit

Hello, Nyttend. You have new messages at Triptothecottage's talk page.
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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 02:55, 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)

notice of ANI discussionEdit

Please see wp:ANI, in section "photos not of the NRHP-listed resource". --Doncram (talk) 03:41, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

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Icodense99 BlockEdit

Hey Nyttend, I'm going to unblock Icodense99 as Johannes has come to their defense as requested lifting of the block as well. I'm adding a note to stay away however and let Johannes remove the edits they wish to remove to prevent this again. Good block, but I think the message got to them, and "time served" works in this case. RickinBaltimore (talk) 12:01, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


In the discussion about Materialscientist (WP:AN3) you used the work ‘harrasing’. For one, I clearly stated that I did not have a view on the subject and was simply asking a question and secondly, none of the users were harassing the admin, only stating their opinion. Please read all replies thoroughly before accusing someone of something they didn’t even do. Willbb234 (talk) 15:16, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

If you did not feel the message concerened you, then you should remind yourself that the message was a general note to those questioning Materialscientist actions. About an actual fact, that Materialscientist used tools within his disgression as an admin.--BabbaQ (talk) 15:36, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Nothing about this discussion was questioning Materialscientist’s actions so I’m not sure why you included that in this discussion. Also, I didn’t feel as if the message was ‘a general note’ as it specifically pointed fingers at a small number of Wikipedians and accused them of something they didn’t do. It sounds as if you agree with me as the Wikipedians involved in the discussion were questioning Materialscientist’s actions and not ‘harrasing’ the admin as Nyttend claimed.
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