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Recommended 2FAEdit

There is an active discussion on whether "recommended" should be added regarding two-factor authentication on the admin policy page. Jonathunder (talk) 22:13, 9 April 2019 (UTC)


Is the newsletter supposed to note changes in ArbCom members? I noticed an arbitrator stepped down. Enigmamsg 16:24, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

I'm not opposed to it, but we didn't the last time. ~ Amory (utc) 18:26, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

June 2019 (empty and note on Twinkle features)Edit

@Mz7 and MusikAnimal: et al., I added few quick notes about some upcoming features to Twinkle that sysops might appreciate knowing about; I hope that's alright. I'm also going to post to AN. I'm planning on making those changes live next Wednesday (June 5) so if this doesn't get sent out before then, the language will need to be changed; that seems likely, given there's nothing in it yet! I've been less active most of this month, not entirely sure what should be added. ~ Amory (utc) 17:19, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

I added some stuff to the best of my ability given my watchlist wikibreak. We're nearly a week into June, but I wouldn't mind review from other editors, in particular the arbcom bit. ~ Amory (utc) 20:03, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
@Amorymeltzer: Looks good! I went through WP:CD the other day and didn't find anything relevant. There was desysop that happened since June 1, not sure if we want to wait till next month to report that. I don't think desysops like this would normally get mentioned under Arbitration, for the record, unless the decision affected all admins in some way. I have not checked for any other Arbitration news.
The Twinkle changes are very relevant, thank you for mentioning them. It's a great timing too, because it seems like we don't have anything else to say for this issue! MusikAnimal talk 20:26, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not sold on the Arb stuff. Just seemed useful reminders, but since sysops weren't officially reminded, perhaps it'd be better to just skip it and go light. ~ Amory (utc) 20:43, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
Regarding the arb stuff, it was almost exclusively things copied from previous arbitration cases concerning administrator conduct. There was nothing noteworthy there. I would suggest removing it as it isn't news. And regarding the recent desysop, I don't think that merits anything other than adding the user to the list for next month. It doesn't belong in this issue as it occurred in June. Enigmamsg 06:18, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
@Amorymeltzer and Enigmaman: I noticed this hadn't gone out yet. I gave it a look through, and I tweaked one sentence for wording, but otherwise it looks like everything is in order. I think it's ready to go out. Sorry I've been busy and dropped the ball these past few months – I used to be the guy that reminded people to go for it on the first of each month, now it's you guys. Mz7 (talk) 08:13, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Sent it out, thanks Mz7 ~ Amory (utc) 10:00, 8 June 2019 (UTC)


Should there be a list of people who will be regularly contributing to the newsletter? All I see are people who signed their name as interested in writing, but most of those haven't been involved, at least recently. Enigmamsg 16:25, 6 June 2019 (UTC)


I think this situation is going to merit some kind of mention in the July newsletter (beyond Fram's name simply being listed), although obviously we can't write it until more becomes clear about what took place and what will take place in the ensuing days. I'm just commenting so that the next newsletter doesn't go out in July without it. Enigmamsg 18:59, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Enigmaman, a summary has been added to the "Miscellaneous" section in the upcoming newsletter: Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/2019/7. We tried to make it as neutral as possible. Mz7 (talk) 08:34, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

CSD changesEdit

The scope of CSD criterion G8 has been reduced regarding redirects: The only redirects that it now applies to are those which target non-existent pages, see WT:CSD#Tightening G8 with respect to redirects. Thryduulf (talk) 11:12, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

G14 has been expanded slightly to include: "orphan "Foo (disambiguation)" redirects that target pages that are not disambiguation pages or pages that perform a disambiguation-like function (such as set index articles or lists)." This change is per Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion#Deletion of redundant (disambiguation) redirects. Thryduulf (talk) 08:39, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

@Thryduulf: I added these items to July's newsletter. Mz7 (talk) 08:40, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your work on the newsletter, Mz7. Regular publication is a much needed sign of stability in these rocky times. Liz Read! Talk! 22:46, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Liz! The newsletter is a collective effort, so thanks is due to every username in the page history.   Mz7 (talk) 23:43, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
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