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A beer for you!Edit

  Hi, sorry to contact you like this it's just that i know no other way to get a hold of you. I'm a bit "new" here when it comes down to wiki edits, i'm only doing this for a few months now, and mostly only contributing with minor edits, i know Wikipedia has a lot of rules, it's really hard to learn and memorize all of them, especially the "bbcodes" rules.

I'm no vandal or anything like that, i'm just trying to show my appreciation to Wikipedia by trying to expand some of its articles that i know a thing or two about, i know i still have allot of learning to do, but i can just hope i'm contributing more to the community then hurting it.

Sincere respect for the position you occupy on this site and the patience you have for giving a helping hand to new guys like me. Rain 1911 (talk) 20:49, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello!Edit

  Thanks For the Welcome
I appreciate the personal welcome (even if it was only a copy-paste), so here's a Mars Rover. Time to start learning how to do some real editing! Zoon van Zaal (talk) 00:42, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Floyd, et al. v. The City of New York, et al.Edit

 

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Testing, testing...Edit

Tap, tap, is this thing on?--ukexpat (talk) 15:56, 2 May 2013 (UTC)


Asterisk (PBX)Edit

Hi, Why did you remove the Linkrot tag from Asterisk (PBX) please? The tag is there for a reason, for someone to fix the problem. Thanks --JetBlast (talk) 17:47, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

I ran Asterisk (PBX) through the reflinks tool and it looked like it applied templates to all the bare URLs. Which references do you see that are still bare URLs? RJFJR (talk) 14:00, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Ref 12 :-) Thanks --JetBlast (talk) 14:17, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks!Edit

Hi, Thank you for instructions. Thanks for the Welcome. --Rettelo (talk) 17:29, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Charles Hiram Burnett, Jr.Edit

 

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This was a split of an article. RJFJR (talk) 21:48, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditorEdit

Hey RJFJR :). It looks like with this edit you accidentally removed the infobox too; this is quite possibly a bug with the new editor. After you'd removed the cleanup template, did the infobox still appear before you hit 'save', and then get lost? Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:23, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

That's okay! If you see it happen again, can you try and take a screenshot so we can work out what's going on? Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:41, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
If you move it to a subpage of your userpage instead of your user talk page, you should be able to use the VE there. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:50, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Aha! Okay, glad we worked that out. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 00:04, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General MeetingEdit

You are invited to the 2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting, on 20 July 2013 in Boston! We will be talking about the future of the chapter, including GLAM, Wiki Loves Monuments, and where we want to take our chapter in the future! EdwardsBot (talk) 09:54, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

You welcomed a new userEdit

Hi. I see you welcomed new user Nicolodeonicx. I don't know if people who welcome new users follow them up? This user is, so far, problematic; please see his/her talk page. Thank you, --Hordaland (talk) 16:11, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

I just went through the user's many contributions of the last couple of days. S/he has made a great many errors, changing a correct preposition to a wrong one, changing verb tenses incorrectly, adding "the" where it doesn't belong, etc. I think that English must not be her/his mother tongue. I've fixed the errors, but may not spend much more time on this user. S/he will do a lot of damage if this keeps up. --Hordaland (talk) 03:18, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

(User_talk:Nicolodeonicx)

Help, please?Edit

I am looking for an WP-experienced editor/admin to help me with a problem related to changes I made on the Federal Assault Weapons Ban article. From reading old talk pages, I see you've helped before and I hope you can help me!

My changes were to: replace three occurrences of the term "cosmetic features" with one "some features" and one "features"; remove POV word "mere"; replace "extract" with "eject"; replace vague "former U.S. law" with its common name; and tighten up two redundancies.)

When I made the changes, another user undid them. I undid his "undo," which he then re-did. At that point I decided not to undo again, because obviously this was going nowhere - and I found a message he'd left on my talk page. After reading his message, I replied that I would read-up on WP:CONTENTDISPUTE and decide what to do next.

Maybe it was a bad decision, but I decided General advice might not work because nothing about firearms these days seems like "small content issues." I skipped the Third opinion option for the same reason. I chose to Request community input, and wow! It has been a nightmare (for me anyway) ever since. On the talk page section I started, other editors' replies to me seem unfriendly - one even hostile - and there seems to be a general assumption that I am not acting in good faith. (If the page seems choppy, I apologize. I'm not sure I'd ever participated on a talk page before, and I'm pretty sure I'd never started a talk section before.)

Can you please help me? Or do you know a good editor who can? If not, please let me know, and I will go back to step one and seek general advice.

Thanks you... sincerely, Lightbreather (talk) 21:49, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

n-body problemEdit

I agree with your boldness: removing the FORTRAN computer program -- in the form it was present -- is good because it was an ugly looking thing. That said, FORTRAN code can be inserted into C++ and compiled (most older engineers know only FORTRAN). More important: the purpose of the code is to allow those interested to check not only the theory, but the example problem too (I'm still trying to finish uploading it).

With the Internet and especially Wikipedia, I can share this methodology (and more) with the entire world, not just a particular, say, Aerospace firm. The solution is entirely my own. I arrived at its solution while trying to distribute useful loads (body load, luggage, attached extra hardware, etc., to a basic structure) to the grid point (spatial points) of finite element models.

I. Bernard Cohen mentions Newton's opinion, given in Newton's book, in one of Cohen's Scientific American articles, which I referenced in the references.

I'm still checking for typing errors and trying to finish. If you have more questions please ask. Anyway, thank you for your help, I really appreciate it, and I hope you do more too.Rudrene (talk) 20:50, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

n-body problem - 2Edit

Trying to make the numerical example graphic file "Inertia Calculation.jpg" smaller; and learn how to make Wikipedia tables. Also suggest typing in the FORTRAN program: is that Ok?Rudrene (talk) 19:08, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

N-body problemEdit

Almost finished. Echo back?Rudrene (talk) 21:15, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

I suggest we should just revert to an older version that is much more precise and appealing https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=N-body_problem&oldid=570194946 Thoughts?
Best, JS (talk) 19:59, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of List of megaprojects for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of megaprojects is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of megaprojects until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Gnevin (talk) 10:32, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of RussoftEdit

 

The article Russoft has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

no evidence of notability

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You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

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Dead linkEdit

In this edit you formatted a link added by an IP that seems to be dead. Can it be corrected, or should it be removed?--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:04, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18Edit

NE Meetup #4: January 18 at MIT Building 5

Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

You have been invited to the New England Wikimedians 2014 kick-off party and Wikipedia Day Celebration at Building Five on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus on Saturday, January 18th, from 3-5 PM. Afterwards, we will be holding an informal dinner at a local restaurant. If you are curious to join us, please do so, as we are always looking for people to come and give their opinion! Finally, be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

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Category:Confucianism in IndonesiaEdit

Category:Confucianism in Indonesia, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:45, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Has the Pioneer anomaly been resolved?Edit

(opinion of Suslin Disambiguator) As of Feb. 2014, Fernández-Rañada and Tiemblo-Ramos are NOT convinced the Pioneer anomaly is explained by the thermal model of Turyshev et al. Antonio Fernández-Rañada and Alfredo Tiemblo-Ramos propose "an explanation of the Pioneer anomaly that is a refinement of a previous one and is fully compatible with the cartography of the solar system. It is based on the non-equivalence of the atomic time and the astronomical time which happens to have the same observational fingerprint as the anomaly." http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/p2012-086#.UtZzJxwhZPw Parametric invariance and the Pioneer anomaly - vol. 90, no 10, Oct. 2012, Canadian Journal of Physics "... the greatest source of uncertainty in the thermal model turned out to be due to the paint ... for which there is no literature on performance and likely degradation in the conditions on board the Pioneers" http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v8/n9/full/nphys2428.html "... and farewell to the Pioneer anomaly: Nature Physics" NO LITERATURE ON PERFORMANCE AND LIKELY DEGRADATION The uncertainty in the thermal model is based on surmise. I surmise that Milgrom is the Kepler of contemporary cosmology. If my surmise concerning Milgrom is correct, then any scientific paper that deals with gravity and ignores Milgrom is likely to be fatally flawed. I think that there 3 main problems with the explanation of Turyshev et al. of the Pioneer anomaly: (1) totally ignoring the work of Milgrom; (2) using an UNSUBSTANTIATED GUESS ABOUT THE PROPERTIES OF A PARTICULAR PAINT; (3) committing the fallacy of unjustified statistical precision. The computer simulation used by Turyshev et al. seems excellent, but their analysis falls short of high statistical confidence in finding an explanation for what they allege.


You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this MarchEdit

Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March - You are invited!
New England Wikimedians is excited to announce a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons that will be taking place at colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts as part of Wikiwomen's History Month from March 1 - March 31. We encourage you to join in an edit-a-thon near you, or to participate remotely if you are unable to attend in person (for the full list of articles, click here). Events are currently planned for the cities/towns of Boston, Northampton, South Hadley, and Cambridge. Further information on dates and locations can be found on our user group page.
Questions? Contact Girona7 (talk)


How do I find the page on which I commentedEdit

Sorry to bother you RJFJR but I got into making some suggestions to a page. Now response get notified in my e-mail. But I have no easy links to the _original article_ page whose talk page I edited. Without this reference making cogent responses is difficult. Powstini (talk) 04:46, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Links to responsesEdit

Ooops ... don't get me wrong. I could be hasty but I am not computer illiterate, read threads etc ... Now I get an alert in my e-mail account where the first sentence of your reply is visible. When I click on "View Message" button I am on your talk page, but not led to your answer, only my contribution. Yes updated the page also. Could try going to history to see your response post, but why did it not come up by itself. Thanks for the tip about Contributions. It was not visible because it was collapsed under Tools. Apologies from a slow learner. Powstini (talk) 02:07, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I left my answer on your talk page at User talk:Powstini. RJFJR (talk) 14:05, 26 March 2014 (UTC)


Basic Wikipedia codes and toolsEdit

So I just wanted to ask you as a new member, what are some basic commonly used editing codes that may help someone like me? I would also like to know what useful tools are available for start-ups. One thing I am really interested in figuring out is how to put in references. Usually, I see it organized by author, time and date, but when I click the reference button in my tool menu, it only puts in the link. TheRealAfroMan (talk) 22:33, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Markhalsey (talkcontribs) 21:39, 18 January 2018 (UTC) 

You're invited!Edit

NE Meetup #5: April 19th at Clover Food Lab in Kendall Square

Dear Fellow Wikimedian,

New England Wikimedians would like to invite you to the April 2014 meeting, which will be a small-scale meetup of all interested Wikimedians from the New England area. We will socialize, review regional events from the beginning of the year, look ahead to regional events of 2014, and discuss other things of interest to the group. Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

Also, if you haven't done so already, please consider signing up for our mailing list and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope to see you there!

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Make decide to put in page about a superconductivity (April 24)Edit

I think must be explain in page about a superconductivity thats, the fact of a superconductivity always is been a science electro-technical effect in a applied physics which effect, always has been a simple science base of all electronics and all microelectronics as why that a superconductivity was been scientifically discovered at first in a electro-technical engineering, but someone science always wanted a science as a superconductivity always was beenig a science of very colder melting of all metals. It always seems me that a superconductivity always been good as electro-technical effect in a applied physics but not it been as a colder effect, lets I always think it is been always science. Thanks!--Alex Sazonov (talk) 11:28, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

See the article Superconductivity. 84.209.89.214 (talk) 15:13, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon inviteEdit

SwitchstanceEdit

Please remember to clean up the incoming links after your page move: links which previously led to the album should still lead there. PamD 08:48, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

I've just found that there's an existing redirect from Switch stance to a section of Footedness (and I've made one from the hyphenated version too): perhaps a hatnote on the album article, and the album moved back to the undisambiguated title, would be the best solution? PamD 08:58, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks for your welcome! SpaghettiToastBook (talk) 22:25, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

amp always increase power?Edit

An interesting and reasonable question... IMO the assumption is that the input impedance of the (voltage) amplifier is always greater than the input impedance of the load. Then even with equal input and output voltages (as in the case of a voltage follower), the output current is bigger than the input one and there is a power amplification. Circuit dreamer (talk, contribs, email) 20:55, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

HelloEdit

My question for the page : http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarafa_Baghajati

so i will list my points please :

1-how do you find my new page please ?is it good so i can keep adding more information ?

2-how can i move it from simple.wikipedia to en.wikipedia

3-all red words has a wikipedia page ...but for some reason it didn't show it even i put the name between [ [ ] ]

4-do you have any suggestion please for it ?

5-thank you for your help . — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.27.23.60 (talk) 01:39, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thonsEdit

Adrianne Wadewitz edit-a-thons in Southern New England

As you may have already heard, the Wikipedia community lost an invaluable member of the community last month. Adrianne Wadewitz was a feminist scholar of 18th-Century British literature, and a prolific editor of the site. As part of a worldwide series of tributes, New England Wikimedians, in conjunction with local institutions of higher learning, have created three edit-a-thons that will be occurring in May and June. The events are as follows:

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Request for commentEdit

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)


Editing of The Dresden Files, Books in the SeriesEdit

Hi, do you want to get an actual reason for removing my statement of fact regarding the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th book in The Dresden Files series prior to removing the statement.

It was well written, it was based on fact, and Jim Butcher has said that each 5th book is about the Order. You have no right to remove this axiom about the series.

New England Wikimedians summer events!Edit

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

Although we also aren't hosting this year's Wikimania, we would like to let you know that Wikimania this year will be occurring in London in August:

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New England Wikimedians summer events!Edit

Upcoming events hosted by New England Wikimedians!

After many months of doubt, nature has finally warmed up and summer is almost here! The New England Wikimedians user group have planned some upcoming events. This includes some unique and interesting events to those who are interested:

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Thanks for the welcomeEdit

Thanks for your message! I will study the guidelines, and try to be of help. All the best Jwinder47 (talk) 05:47, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I also want to to thank RJFJR for the welcome! Think I've got my basics on, but still looking to improve. Best regards!--Maku17 (talk) 08:41, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome and the advices!Edit

Thank you, RJFJR, for your welcome and advices! I shall read, for some re-read, the pages you mentioned. François Bry (talk) 17:16, 29 November 2014 (UTC)


BLP violation?Edit

Hi. Since you've edited at this page before, can you perhaps take a look as to whether the indicated comment/accusation is a BLP violation that should be erased from history? Tx. See here. --Epeefleche (talk) 01:15, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Deleting a previous version of a photoEdit

Hello - I'm hoping that you can help me with this. I uploaded a photo to File:Linden Tree and Gravestones, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY - September 16, 2012.jpg. It looked too bright, so I tried to replace it with a better (slightly darker) version. That worked, but the original photo is still showing up in the file history. I looked for instructions on how to delete the original, but the only instructions I found said to request a deletion of the entire file (both the original and the good photo) and upload another photo under a different file name. Is there any way to get rid of just the original (in this case the brighter one) and leave the better one (slightly darker)? Or do I really need to upload the better photo under a different file name and submit a request to have the existing page/file deleted? Thanks in advance for any advice/assistance. --Msact (talk) 00:16, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Posted at help page RJFJR (talk) 01:40, 22 April 2015 (UTC)


Help Desk QuestionEdit

The original poster cannot be helped. I have very little patience with unregistered editors who make demands that registered editors help them do things that being autoconfirmed would let them do themselves. The IP changed between the two edits, which is common, although nearly all persistent IP editors know beyond certainty that their IP addresses are static and so they have a good editing history. (Either that, or they are trying to avoid accountability.) I have very little patience with unregistered editors who make demands that we help them. Robert McClenon (talk) 14:14, 29 April 2015 (UTC)


Lists vs categoriesEdit

You nominated a list for deletion at AfD, with your rationale being that it would be "better served" by a category. Note the guideline WP:NOTDUP. Which states:

"It is neither improper nor uncommon to simultaneously have a category, a list, and a navigation template which all cover the same topic. These redundant systems of organizing information are considered to be complementary, not inappropriately duplicative. Furthermore, arguing that a category duplicates a list (or vice versa) at a deletion discussion is not a valid reason for deletion and should be avoided."

Epeefleche (talk) 22:42, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

[moving comment here, so as not to bifurcate discussion -- makes it easier for readers to follow it if they do not have to go back and forth between talk pages ... Epeefleche]
I read your post on my user talk page. Apparently you are referring to Talk:List of University of Pennsylvania people. That article has never been nominated for deletion. Nominations for deletion go to subpages of WP:AFD. What you seem to be referring to is a comment I made 4 years ago on the talk page that the list was very long and could we improve it. Someone else suggested splitting it (2 years ago). There has been recent discussion. No action has been taken to delete, it has not been formally proposed for deletion and no one is currently suggesting deletion. RJFJR (talk) 14:33, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
You are correct that that what you wrote did not appear at AfD. But you did, clearly, suggest that instead of the list -- which exists -- we should have a category.
You wrote: "This is a looong list. Would it be better served by a category?" And editors have been !voting on your suggestion.
The above guideline is applicable. "It is neither improper nor uncommon to simultaneously have a category [and] a list ... which all cover the same topic. These redundant systems of organizing information are considered to be complementary, not inappropriately duplicative. Furthermore, arguing that a category duplicates a list (or vice versa) at a deletion discussion is not a valid reason for deletion and should be avoided." Epeefleche (talk) 17:57, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Methods for the timely replacement of cartridges in respiratorsEdit

Dear RJFJR, sorry for the trouble. Please, help me: a second article about RPD was put up for deletion. Sorry, I'm not very good at English Wikipedia, and bad know English. So I don't understand the exact, specific reason for the removal of the article, and can't find the talk page of deleted articles to write down the arguments for its preservation. Maybe it can be improved, modified, and save - or it is possible to make a small article, and make a link to current article, which has been upload to Commons as a PDF. Thank You very much. --AlexChirkin (talk) 15:27, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

This article has been significantly changed. AlexChirkin (talk) 10:32, 24 June 2015 (UTC)


Nomination for merging of Template:Map requestedEdit

 Template:Map requested has been nominated for merging with Template:Map requested from. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:41, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Vital articles#Remove JobEdit

Hey RJFJR, I wasn't sure whether you were !voting in support of your own proposal here, or if you wanted to stay neutral on the issue. If you don't mind clarifying your position either way (or if you've changed your mind entirely) it would be appreciated. Cobblet (talk) 11:45, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Help us to create about Calicut ReviewEdit

EditorFromAsia (talk) 14:46, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

QuotesEdit

Hey RJFJR- I'm the new user you welcomed about a week ago. Wanted to stop in and say thank you but also to ask a question. What is the official template form for inserting a quote? Thanks.Disy (talk) 12:48, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of List of original programming by Telemundo Television Studios for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article :List of original programming by Telemundo Television Studios is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of original programming by Telemundo Television Studios until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Philip J Fry talk 07:13, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:53, 23 November 2015 (UTC)


A gentle survey for research purposeEdit

Hello RJFJR,

Happy Thanksgiving! I am a computer science PhD student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are working on a project studying the main article and sub article relationship in a purpose of better serving the Wikipedia article structure. It would be appreciated if you could take 4-5 minutes to finish the survey questions. Thanks in advance! We will not collect any of your personally information.

Thank you for your time to participate this survey. Your response is important for us!

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Goods and Services Tax (India) BillEdit

Hi. Your suggestion that the article be renamed to Goods and Services Tax Bill (India) is a good one as the current name is very clumsy. I think we may be able to go one better. If we call it Goods and Services Tax (India) we would make the tax itself the subject of the article. The Bill is merely a parliamentary vehicle to get the tax into law. Then it won't matter how many Bills are needed to implement the tax and are needed to tweak its details later. Sound reasonable to you? Best wishes Guffydrawers (talk) 11:57, 30 November 2015 (UTC)


Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attributionEdit

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Aw, thanks so much RJFJR!

I'll go run thru all the tutorials before I try editing again. Thanks for being so welcoming. I was honestly expecting to get chewed for doing anything at all!

Your warmth has melted my icy heart 😊


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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Civility Barnstar
Thanks for your welcoming message. I am not new to WK, although I used to be a contributor to the Italian pages. But there is too much stupid patrolling around there, and I prefer a more relaxed environment.

I found it strange that there are no comments to my proposal of modification in the talk page of Uncertainty principle after 5 days...

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Dear RJFJR,

I am Saad here, first of all thanks really really a lot for your kind message on my page I recieved some time back when I joined Wiki.

Its almost 2 years now, since I am providing many great contributions to the wikipedia, but today something really strange and bad happened to me, regarding an edit on the page of 'Director'. The issue was that there are mainly 2 types of directors that is Creative and Technical; right. The creative is the one who mainly work for arts and design industries so it may categorized under the Arts and Design Field . . OK! But The Technical Director whose major role includes the technical aspects in the Technology or Broadcasting/Theatrical Companies must be categorized under Science & Technology right!!

But the user named Bkonard is really abusing and disturbing me a lot regarding it and does not considering it the way it should be. He is simply putting it under Other roles. And as I have explained him many times that as the word Technical defines itself related to any technology or a technological task. And even now he has threatened me of blocking from wiki upon any further change in that article. Please take any legal action upon that, as it has also hurted me a lot.

Now I have asked him to include a third person in this who is expert of the field. So the decision is now totally up to you brother. Whatever the best you decide would be counted. And I really apologize to contact you so late for saying thanks to you. I was about to said it to you early but now I just thought of you as an expert Admin over Wiki.

You can further check out the editing history and my talk page as well.

Respect and Regards. Saad. Saadullah Bhatti (talk) 20:14, 24 June 2016 (UTC)SBSaadullah Bhatti (talk) 20:14, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Pine Street Cemetery Zanesville OhioEdit

I am a bit unclear here why we removed the statement in the Article about Isaac Van Horne about his original burial place. There has been a problem in Ohio with removal of cemeteries, Pine Street is a cemetery that disappeared between the years 1973 and 2000. Please try to find a way to replace the reference to Pine Street Cemetery and Isaac Van Horne's son Cpt Isaac Van Horne who died at the battle of Mackinac. John5Russell3Finley (talk) 00:33, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

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Persian templates contd.Edit

You have recently resolved my doubts concerning template references in foreign languages at Wikipedia:Help desk

oldid=730664746, section Template:یادکرد وب et Co.

so here's my next related question.

Somebody has added template references like this:

{{پک|جلیلی|۱۳۸۲|ک=خودکشی اورژانس‌ترین، اورژانس روانپزشکی اطفال|ص=۱۲۳}}

to Suicide in Iran (diff). They seem to refer to Persian fa:template:پک, which apparently has no direct counterpart in en-wiki, but I suspect it's something close to {{note}}. How should I/we deal with it?

Regards, CiaPan (talk) 11:24, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestion. Alas I can't make use of it; I'm not going to start a talk at the Helpdesk now – I'm too busy IRL because I'm going to vacation on Saturday and in the meantime I prepare some renovation works at home which shall go during my absence. Also, I'll be “unplugged” for next two weeks. Possibly, if I can recall the problem afterwards, I will then raise it at HD. --CiaPan (talk) 22:21, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

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Jacob Pledger HouseEdit

I'm pretty certain your photo Commons:File:Jacob Pledger House.JPG is not, in fact, the Jacob Pledger House. Address doesn't match and it doesn't look like the house at http://focus.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/82003773. - Jmabel | Talk 02:37, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Worked it out from the address: it's this one, I'll rename it. - Jmabel | Talk 02:45, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

The address in the article was changed after I took the picture. diff. RJFJR (talk) 02:46, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

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Re: First-level headingsEdit

Hi! You recently posted to my Talk page about something I posted, but I’m not sure what or where. Could I get a diff link to what you’re talking about? Thanks! —67.14.236.50 (talk) 16:46, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for welcomeEdit

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Thank you so much!Edit

Hi RJFJR! Thank you so much for the nice welcome, and great advice! --- JgirlSara-chan14 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 00:01, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks C:Edit

Thanks! I'll make sure to look at the pages ItsPugle (talk) 01:40, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Fire Sprinkler, Unwanted AlarmsEdit

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I appreciate your welcome on my talk page.

I've edited a lot on another wiki also uses Mediawiki.

But, still thanks to your welcoming.

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Blocking Vandalizing UserEdit

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You probably don't remember, but you welcomed me to Wikipedia about 2 years ago, which I greatly appreciated.

I have found that one user, Epicman811 (talk | contribs) is using their account to consistently vandalize Wikipedia articles. I warned the user of this problem over 1 year ago, but my advice went unheeded. The user recently (on 7 February of this year) vandalized the page for Manzanita, Oregon. How can I go about having somebody investigate whether or not this user should be blocked?

Thanks in advance.

Best wishes, Aa508186 (talk) 20:54, 12 July 2017 (UTC)


Thanks so much for your help with this!

Best wishes,

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  • In your notification preferences, you can now block specific users from pinging you. This functionality will soon be available for Special:EmailUser as well.

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  • Applications for CheckUser and Oversight are being accepted by the Arbitration Committee until September 12. Community discussion of the candidates will begin on September 18.

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  • A request for comment is open regarding the structure, rules, and procedures of the December 2017 Arbitration Committee election, and how to resolve any issues not covered by existing rules.

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Administrators' newsletter – November 2017Edit

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  LonghairMegalibrarygirlTonyBallioniVanamonde93
  Allen3Eluchil404Arthur RubinBencherlite

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  Obituaries

  • The Wikipedia community has recently learned that Allen3 (William Allen Peckham) passed away on December 30, 2016, the same day as JohnCD. Allen began editing in 2005 and became an administrator that same year.

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Administrators' newsletter – December 2017Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2017).

  Administrator changes

  Joe Roe
  JzG
  EricorbitPercevalThinggTristanbVioletriga

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, a new section has been added to the username policy which disallows usernames containing emoji, emoticons or otherwise "decorative" usernames, and usernames that use any non-language symbols. Administrators should discuss issues related to these types of usernames before blocking.

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Over the last few months, several users have reported backlogs that require administrator attention at WP:ANI, with the most common backlogs showing up on WP:SPI, WP:AIV and WP:RFPP. It is requested that all administrators take some time during this month to help clear backlogs wherever possible. It should be noted that AIV reports are not always valid; however, they still need to be cleared, which may include needing to remind users on what qualifies as vandalism.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation Community health initiative is conducting a survey for English Wikipedia contributors on their experience and satisfaction level with Administrator’s Noticeboard/Incidents. This survey will be integral to gathering information about how this noticeboard works (i.e. which problems it deals with well and which problems it struggles with). If you would like to take this survey, please sign up on this page, and a link for the survey will be emailed to you via Special:EmailUser.

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Administrators' newsletter – January 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2017).

  Administrator changes

  Muboshgu
  AnetodeLaser brainWorm That Turned
  None

  Bureaucrat changes

  Worm That Turned

  Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether the administrator policy should be amended to require disclosure of paid editing activity at WP:RFA and to prohibit the use of administrative tools as part of paid editing activity, with certain exceptions.

  Technical news

  Arbitration


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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks for your welcome! Infinitepeace (talk) 02:24, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Teamwork Barnstar
I want to thank you for assisting with the Onboarding Process.I have been voraciously reading just about every article having to do with the Administrative process of Wikipedia. I found particularly interesting one of the Pages pertaining to Stewards reaching out to New Editors, in order to assist with Welcoming and Help in Getting Started. After making several Minor Edits, I found myself curious as to 1), why were my edits being reversed and 2), how one would go about interacting with other Members. Just at that moment, when I became somewhat frustrated with the Review Process, including Communication, or lack there of, you had reached out, making me feel as though there are Members like yourself willing to go the extra step to reach out, and help explain the process more clearly.

Although I have been a member for 4+ years, and have accrued what I believe is a rather high Watchlist Page count, I began thinking about giving back, through Editing and Page Creation, to the Foundation who has made my quest for Knowledge the best experience aside from my studies at the University level. The process has been fun, easy and quite fulfilling.

I want to thank you for your help, and having read the Projects for which you are currently working to fulfill, I would be more than willing and interested in helping. Please let me know if there is any facet of your Work for which I can assist, perhaps under your tutelage, or as a protege. I am unfamiliar as to whether or not Wikipedia has such a designation, however I would like to assist either way.

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Administrators' newsletter – February 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2018).

  Administrator changes

  None
  BlurpeaceDana boomerDeltabeignetDenelson83GrandioseSalvidrim!Ymblanter

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC has closed with a consensus that candidates at WP:RFA must disclose whether they have ever edited for pay and that administrators may never use administrative tools as part of any paid editing activity, except when they are acting as a Wikipedian-in-Residence or when the payment is made by the Wikimedia Foundation or an affiliate of the WMF.
  • Editors responding to threats of harm can now contact the Wikimedia Foundation's emergency address by using Special:EmailUser/Emergency. If you don't have email enabled on Wikipedia, directly contacting the emergency address using your own email client remains an option.

  Technical news

  • A tag will now be automatically applied to edits that blank a page, turn a page into a redirect, remove/replace almost all content in a page, undo an edit, or rollback an edit. These edits were previously denoted solely by automatic edit summaries.

  Arbitration


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Administrators' newsletter – March 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2018).

  Administrator changes

  Lourdes 
  AngelOfSadnessBhadaniChris 73CorenFridayMidomMike V
  Lourdes has requested that her admin rights be temporarily removed, pending her return from travel.

  Guideline and policy news

  • The autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) is scheduled to end on 14 March 2018. The results of the research collected can be read on Meta Wiki.
  • Community ban discussions must now stay open for at least 24 hours prior to being closed.
  • A change to the administrator inactivity policy has been proposed. Under the proposal, if an administrator has not used their admin tools for a period of five years and is subsequently desysopped for inactivity, the administrator would have to file a new RfA in order to regain the tools.
  • A change to the banning policy has been proposed which would specify conditions under which a repeat sockmaster may be considered de facto banned, reducing the need to start a community ban discussion for these users.

  Technical news

  • CheckUsers are now able to view private data such as IP addresses from the edit filter log, e.g. when the filter prevents a user from creating an account. Previously, this information was unavailable to CheckUsers because access to it could not be logged.
  • The edit filter has a new feature contains_all that edit filter managers may use to check if one or more strings are all contained in another given string.

  Miscellaneous

  Obituaries

  • Bhadani (Gangadhar Bhadani) passed away on 8 February 2018. Bhadani joined Wikipedia in March 2005 and became an administrator in September 2005. While he was active, Bhadani was regarded as one of the most prolific Wikipedians from India.

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Administrators' newsletter – April 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2018).

  Administrator changes

  331dotCordless LarryClueBot NG
  Gogo DodoPb30SebastiankesselSeicerSoLando

  Guideline and policy news

  • Administrators who have been desysopped due to inactivity are now required to have performed at least one (logged) administrative action in the past 5 years in order to qualify for a resysop without going through a new RfA.
  • Editors who have been found to have engaged in sockpuppetry on at least two occasions after an initial indefinite block, for whatever reason, are now automatically considered banned by the community without the need to start a ban discussion.
  • The notability guideline for organizations and companies has been substantially rewritten following the closure of this request for comment. Among the changes, the guideline more clearly defines the sourcing requirements needed for organizations and companies to be considered notable.
  • The six-month autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) ended on 14 March 2018. The post-trial research report has been published. A request for comment is now underway to determine whether the restrictions from ACTRIAL should be implemented permanently.

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee is considering a change to the discretionary sanctions procedures which would require an editor to appeal a sanction to the community at WP:AE or WP:AN prior to appealing directly to the Arbitration Committee at WP:ARCA.

  Miscellaneous

  • A discussion has closed which concluded that administrators are not required to enable email, though many editors suggested doing so as a matter of best practice.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team has released the Interaction Timeline. This shows a chronologic history for two users on pages where they have both made edits, which may be helpful in identifying sockpuppetry and investigating editing disputes.

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Template delete on Cornerstone FestivalEdit

I notice you deleted templates on Cornerstone Festival. Not sure why. I've reverted for now. Feel free to discuss or explain if you decide to remove them again. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:45, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2018).

  Administrator changes

  None
  ChochopkCoffeeGryffindorJimpKnowledge SeekerLankiveilPeridonRjd0060

  Guideline and policy news

  • The ability to create articles directly in mainspace is now indefinitely restricted to autoconfirmed users.
  • A proposal is being discussed which would create a new "event coordinator" right that would allow users to temporarily add the "confirmed" flag to new user accounts and to create many new user accounts without being hindered by a rate limit.

  Technical news

  • AbuseFilter has received numerous improvements, including an OOUI overhaul, syntax highlighting, ability to search existing filters, and a few new functions. In particular, the search feature can be used to ensure there aren't existing filters for what you need, and the new equals_to_any function can be used when checking multiple namespaces. One major upcoming change is the ability to see which filters are the slowest. This information is currently only available to those with access to Logstash.
  • When blocking anonymous users, a cookie will be applied that reloads the block if the user changes their IP. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. This currently only occurs when hard-blocking accounts.
  • The block notice shown on mobile will soon be more informative and point users to a help page on how to request an unblock, just as it currently does on desktop.
  • There will soon be a calendar widget at Special:Block, making it easier to set expiries for a specific date and time.

  Arbitration

  Obituaries

  • Lankiveil (Craig Franklin) passed away in mid-April. Lankiveil joined Wikipedia on 12 August 2004 and became an administrator on 31 August 2008. During his time with the Wikimedia community, Lankiveil served as an oversighter for the English Wikipedia and as president of Wikimedia Australia.

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May 2018Edit

  Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but you recently removed maintenance templates from Rusty Ryan. When removing maintenance templates, please be sure to either resolve the problem that the template refers to, or give a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Please see Help:Maintenance template removal for further information on when maintenance templates should or should not be removed. If this was a mistake, don't worry, as your removal of this template has been reverted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. DonIago (talk) 15:15, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2018).

  Administrator changes

  None
  Al Ameer sonAliveFreeHappyCenariumLupoMichaelBillington

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in June. This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team will build granular types of blocks in 2018 (e.g. a block from uploading or editing specific pages, categories, or namespaces, as opposed to a full-site block). Feedback on the concept may be left at the talk page.
  • There is now a checkbox on Special:ListUsers to let you see only users in temporary user groups.
  • It is now easier for blocked mobile users to see why they were blocked.

  Arbitration

  • A recent technical issue with the Arbitration Committee's spam filter inadvertently caused all messages sent to the committee through Wikipedia (i.e. Special:EmailUser/Arbitration Committee) to be discarded. If you attempted to send an email to the Arbitration Committee via Wikipedia between May 16 and May 31, your message was not received and you are encouraged to resend it. Messages sent outside of these dates or directly to the Arbitration Committee email address were not affected by this issue.

  Miscellaneous


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Administrators' newsletter – July 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2018).

  Administrator changes

  PbsouthwoodTheSandDoctor
  Gogo Dodo
  AndrevanDougEVulaKaisaLTony FoxWilyD

  Bureaucrat changes

  AndrevanEVula

  Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC about the deletion of drafts closed with a consensus to change the wording of WP:NMFD. Specifically, a draft that has been repeatedly resubmitted and declined at AfC without any substantial improvement may be deleted at MfD if consensus determines that it is unlikely to ever meet the requirements for mainspace and it otherwise meets one of the reasons for deletion outlined in the deletion policy.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus that the {{promising draft}} template cannot be used to indefinitely prevent a WP:G13 speedy deletion nomination.

  Technical news

  • Starting on July 9, the WMF Security team, Trust & Safety, and the broader technical community will be seeking input on an upcoming change that will restrict editing of site-wide JavaScript and CSS to a new technical administrators user group. Bureaucrats and stewards will be able to grant this right per a community-defined process. The intention is to reduce the number of accounts who can edit frontend code to those who actually need to, which in turn lessens the risk of malicious code being added that compromises the security and privacy of everyone who accesses Wikipedia. For more information, please review the FAQ.
  • Syntax highlighting has been graduated from a Beta feature on the English Wikipedia. To enable this feature, click the highlighter icon ( ) in your editing toolbar (or under the hamburger menu in the 2017 wikitext editor). This feature can help prevent you from making mistakes when editing complex templates.
  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in July (previously scheduled for June). This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.

  Miscellaneous

  • Currently around 20% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 17% a year ago. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless if you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

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Sutter County LibraryEdit

In this edit, you removed the {{notability}} tag. From what I can see, the only ref has ever been the county/library-system's own website and the only content is defining the topic and a list of library branches. Is there something notable about this library system I'm not seeing? Seems ripe for a merge/redirect to Sutter County, California (the parent jurisdiction). DMacks (talk) 02:39, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

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Administrators' newsletter – August 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2018).

  Administrator changes

  Sro23
  KaisaLYmblanter

  Guideline and policy news

  • After a discussion at Meta, a new user group called "interface administrators" (formerly "technical administrator") has been created. Come the end of August, interface admins will be the only users able to edit site-wide JavaScript and CSS pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, or edit other user's personal JavaScript and CSS. The intention is to improve security and privacy by reducing the number of accounts which could be used to compromise the site or another user's account through malicious code. The new user group can be assigned and revoked by bureaucrats. Discussion is ongoing to establish details for implementing the group on the English Wikipedia.
  • Following a request for comment, the WP:SISTER style guideline now states that in the mainspace, interwiki links to Wikinews should only be made as per the external links guideline. This generally means that within the body of an article, you should not link to Wikinews about a particular event that is only a part of the larger topic. Wikinews links in "external links" sections can be used where helpful, but not automatically if an equivalent article from a reliable news outlet could be linked in the same manner.

  Technical news


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Administrators' newsletter – September 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).

  Administrator changes

  None
  AsterionCrisco 1492KFKudpungLizRandykittySpartaz
  Optimist on the runVoice of Clam

  Interface administrator changes

  AmorymeltzerMr. StradivariusMusikAnimalMSGJTheDJXaosflux

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

  Technical news

  • Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
  • Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on mediawiki.org. They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

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Administrators' newsletter – October 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2018).

  Administrator changes

  JustlettersandnumbersL235
  BgwhiteHorsePunchKidJ GrebKillerChihuahuaRami RWinhunter

  Interface administrator changes

  Cyberpower678Deryck ChanOshwahPharosRagesossRitchie333

  Oversight changes

  Guerillero NativeForeigner SnowolfXeno

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • Partial blocks should be available for testing in October on the Test Wikipedia and the Beta-Cluster. This new feature allows admins to block users from editing specific pages and in the near-future, namespaces and uploading files. You can expect more updates and an invitation to help with testing once it is available.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team is currently looking for input on how to measure the effectiveness of blocks. This is in particular related to how they will measure the success of the aforementioned partial blocks.
  • Because of a data centre test, you will be able to read but not edit the Wikimedia projects for up to an hour on 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has, by motion, amended the procedure on functionary inactivity.
  • The community consultation for 2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments has concluded. Appointments will be made by October 11.
  • Following a request for comment, the size of the Arbitration Committee will be decreased to 13 arbitrators, starting in 2019. Additionally, the minimum support percentage required to be appointed to a two-year term on ArbCom has been increased to 60%. ArbCom candidates who receive between 50% and 60% support will be appointed to one-year terms instead.
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Proposed deletion of LYMBEdit

 

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Administrators' newsletter – November 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.

  Arbitration

  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to arbcom-en wikimedia.org. Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

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Proposed deletion of Palm Beach Railway and Power CompanyEdit

 

The article Palm Beach Railway and Power Company has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Cannot find any mention of this company outside of this article. Company was supposedly incorporated under Florida statute chapter 4265, but, as of 2018, the highest chapter number in the Florida statutes is 1013. This article may be a hoax. The creator of the article has not edited in more than 11 years, so I cannot ask for their comments.

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Administrators' newsletter – December 2018Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2018).

  Administrator changes

  Al Ameer sonRandykittySpartaz
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  Interface administrator changes

 Deryck Chan

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, the Mediation Committee is now closed and will no longer be accepting case requests.
  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether members of the Bot Approvals Group should satisfy activity requirements in order to remain in that role.
  • A request for comment is in progress regarding whether to change the administrator inactivity policy, such that administrators "who have made no logged administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped". Currently, the policy states that administrators "who have made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped".
  • A proposal has been made to temporarily restrict editing of the Main Page to interface administrators in order to mitigate the impact of compromised accounts.

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • In late November, an attacker compromised multiple accounts, including at least four administrator accounts, and used them to vandalize Wikipedia. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. Sharing the same password across multiple websites makes your account vulnerable, especially if your password was used on a website that suffered a data breach. As these incidents have shown, these concerns are not pure fantasies.
  • Wikipedia policy requires administrators to have strong passwords. To further reinforce security, administrators should also consider enabling two-factor authentication. A committed identity can be used to verify that you are the true account owner in the event that your account is compromised and/or you are unable to log in.

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Administrators' newsletter – January 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2018).

  Guideline and policy news

  1. G14 (new): Disambiguation pages that disambiguate only zero or one existing pages are now covered under the new G14 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-disambig}}; the text is unchanged and candidates may be found in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion as unnecessary disambiguation pages.
  2. R4 (new): Redirects in the file namespace (and no file links) that have the same name as a file or redirect at Commons are now covered under the new R4 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-redircom}}; the text is unchanged.
  3. G13 (expanded): Userspace drafts containing only the default Article Wizard text are now covered under G13 along with other drafts (discussion). Such blank drafts are now eligible after six months rather than one year, and taggers continue to use {{db-blankdraft}}.

  Technical news

  • Starting on December 13, the Wikimedia Foundation security team implemented new password policy and requirements. Privileged accounts (administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters, interface administrators, bots, edit filter managers/helpers, template editors, et al.) must have a password at least 10 characters in length. All accounts must have a password:
  1. At least 8 characters in length
  2. Not in the 100,000 most popular passwords (defined by the Password Blacklist library)
  3. Different from their username
User accounts not meeting these requirements will be prompted to update their password accordingly. More information is available on MediaWiki.org.
  • Blocked administrators may now block the administrator that blocked them. This was done to mitigate the possibility that a compromised administrator account would block all other active administrators, complementing the removal of the ability to unblock oneself outside of self-imposed blocks. A request for comment is currently in progress to determine whether the blocking policy should be updated regarding this change.
  • {{Copyvio-revdel}} now has a link to open the history with the RevDel checkboxes already filled in.

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Accounts continue to be compromised on a regular basis. Evidence shows this is entirely due to the accounts having the same password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately.
  • Around 22% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 20% in June 2018. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless of whether you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

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Administrators' newsletter – February 2019Edit

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

  Administrator changes

  EnterpriseyJJMC89
  BorgQueen
  Harro5Jenks24GraftR. Baley

  Interface administrator changes

 Enterprisey

  Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is currently open to reevaluate the activity requirements for administrators.
  • Administrators who are blocked have the technical ability to block the administrator who blocked their own account. A recent request for comment has amended the blocking policy to clarify that this ability should only be used in exceptional circumstances, such as account compromises, where there is a clear and immediate need.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus in favor of deprecating The Sun as a permissible reference, and creating an edit filter to warn users who attempt to cite it.

  Technical news

  • A discussion regarding an overhaul of the format and appearance of Wikipedia:Requests for page protection is in progress (permalink). The proposed changes will make it easier to create requests for those who are not using Twinkle. The workflow for administrators at this venue will largely be unchanged. Additionally, there are plans to archive requests similar to how it is done at WP:PERM, where historical records are kept so that prior requests can more easily be searched for.

  Miscellaneous

  • Voting in the 2019 Steward elections will begin on 08 February 2019, 14:00 (UTC) and end on 28 February 2019, 13:59 (UTC). The confirmation process of current stewards is being held in parallel. You can automatically check your eligibility to vote.
  • A new IRC bot is available that allows you to subscribe to notifications when specific filters are tripped. This requires that your IRC handle be identified.

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

  Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee announced two new OTRS queues. Both are meant solely for cases involving private information; other cases will continue to be handled at the appropriate venues (e.g., WP:COIN or WP:SPI).
    • paid-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private evidence related to abusive paid editing.
    • checkuser-en-wp wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private requests for CheckUser. For instance, requests for IP block exemption for anonymous proxy editing should now be sent to this address instead of the functionaries-en list.

  Miscellaneous


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Administrators' newsletter – April 2019Edit

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

  Technical news

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • Two more administrator accounts were compromised. Evidence has shown that these attacks, like previous incidents, were due to reusing a password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. All admins are strongly encouraged to enable two-factor authentication, please consider doing so. Please always practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.
  • As a reminder, according to WP:NOQUORUM, administrators looking to close or relist an AfD should evaluate a nomination that has received few or no comments as if it were a proposed deletion (PROD) prior to determining whether it should be relisted.

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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.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:58, 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)


Administrators' newsletter – May 2019Edit

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

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.

  Arbitration

  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.

  Miscellaneous


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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


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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


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Sunnyside High School (Sunnyside, Washington)Edit

Hello RJFJR, I just wanted to let you know wny I reverted your recent edit to Sunnyside High School (Sunnyside, Washington). I looked at what ReFill 2 did in trying to fill out the bare url references. It ended up replacing URLs with links to error pages. I have found archived copies of the URLs that should be used instead. I will work on repairing those soon. – Archer1234 (talk) 18:16, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Integration using parametric derivativesEdit

 

The article Integration using parametric derivatives has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Can't really find any non-Wikipedia/mirror sources for this.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

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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.


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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


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