Administrators' newsletter – September 2020Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2020).

  Administrator changes

  AngelaJcw69Just ChillingPhilg88Viajero

  CheckUser changes


  Guideline and policy news


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:57, 2 September 2020 (UTC)


Could you please revoke TPA for User:AryaShahDB? They are using their talk page for promotional purposes. (talk) 20:37, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

And AryashahnaughtyDB (talk · contribs) as well. Thanks in advance! -- LuK3 (Talk) 20:38, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
  Done SpencerT•C 05:08, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Brazilian statesEdit

Minor discussion on /r/AskSocialScience led to the realization that a certain user is making edits to Brazil state pages with an obvious political agenda. A simple removal of each of the references from the first paragraphs of each state is my suggestion to remedying the issue, as well as... I dunno, whatever you do when a user keeps writing offensive, politically charged edits. Zeek Aran (talk) 15:02, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

It is the same user with old edits. Go ahead and revert/remove, but you may need to go through the contribs. SpencerT•C 15:05, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
Hey there, hope I'm following the right etiquette on reviving this. It seems all my changes were reverted as vandalism by user Junperson. How should I proceed? Zeek Aran (talk) 21:10, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
As a note, the lines I'm removing are not only politically motivated, but redundant data that doesn't belong in a a top paragraph when it's just copy and pasted from the table on the base States of Brazil page. Also when the data updates, as all population and GDP data does, keeping it to the sortable table rather than spread across all the individual state pages sounds much easier. Zeek Aran (talk) 21:14, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
The user reverted your edits stating they are vandalism. I encourage you to check out Wikipedia:Dispute resolution: why don't you reach out on their talk page? SpencerT•C 01:12, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Will do, thanks. Zeek Aran (talk) 13:20, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

Response to your comment on my contributions.Edit

Hello, thank you for voicing your concern and comment on my recent contributions. I have cited my additions, showing that they are not promotional content but merely additions to the works of the person. His new role and job description along with his new book were not included on his Wikipedia page and so I made those additions for Steve Davis (business). Thank you! LDBrands (talk) 21:18, 17 September 2020 (UTC)LDBrands

Require your eyes at WP:ITNRDEdit

Pardon this out of band disruption. Please can I have you take a look at my action at WP:ITNRD, specifically this one. I believe I have addressed your concern. It has been some time since this article has been waiting. Appreciate your attention / acknowledgement. If there are any additional changes, I can have them covered now, but, will be going to bed in a bit, and that would mean a lost opportunity. Appreciate your inputs. Ktin (talk) 02:47, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

I still am not "thrilled" by the article but you've put a good amount of work in and outside of me there is consensus to post. I typically prefer another admin to post if I don't think it's quite ready, but as I mentioned in my comment there, I'm not opposed, so I'll go ahead and post it. SpencerT•C 02:53, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Spencer, Appreciate it. To be clear, my intent is / was not to short circuit any quality concerns. Happy to incorporate any edits, as I have done in the past in a few of the articles where you have had comments. I genuinely think feedback is a gift. Just wanted to keep an eye on the clock, and this article did pass the hygiene checks. Anyways, onwards and upwards! Regards, Ktin (talk) 03:04, 19 September 2020 (UTC)