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Quick TechAdmin questionEdit

So are you going to track techadmin changes on this newsletter? — regards, Revi 05:51, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

I think we can make mention of new appointments, sure, like we do for the ombudsman commission, functionaries and stewards. It's relevant news, after all, so seems appropriate. However ideally there won't be many techadmin changes, because the entire point is to keep the members of this user group to a minimum. MusikAnimal talk 02:24, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
I've listed the six temporary interface administrators at the top of Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/2018/9. Mz7 (talk) 18:58, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Please fix block linkEdit

Can you please fix the Special:Block link in the newsletter so it points to an info page? As a non-admin, I clicked it to see what "Special:Block" was, and got a permission error page, sayimg I don't have permission to block this user. I'm glad of that, but even for those who have perms, you don't really want a link in a newsletter that allows this, do you? Mathglot (talk) 05:41, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Special:Block is the precise page we're talking about, though. There's really nothing to see anyway, as the UI overhaul isn't live yet. For that see the designs that were linked to in the newsletter MusikAnimal talk 19:44, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Voice of Clam renameEdit

  Moved from Wikipedia talk:Administrators' newsletter/2018/9: We generally redirect the talk pages of individual newsletters here to centralize discussion. Mz7 (talk) 18:49, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Are admin renames generally reported? I've just changed mine. Voice of Clam (formerly Optimist on the run) (talk) 06:27, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

@Voice of Clam: We talked about this at Wikipedia talk:Administrators' newsletter#Renames of administrator accounts. I don't think there were any loud objections on the proviso that we first get the consent of the administrator in question before putting it in the newsletter. Mz7 (talk) 19:59, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
I'm not being secretive about it, so feel free to include it. Voice of Clam (formerly Optimist on the run) (talk) 20:48, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done Mz7 (talk) 18:50, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Testing questionEdit

(non-admin question) I saw in the newsletter this an invitation to help with testing once it is available. Are they looking for people to be test-blocked or just admins to try it out? In case of the former, I'm (and I assume others) game only if it stays off my permanent block log. Thanks, L3X1 ◊distænt write◊ 02:06, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

They are looking for the latter. — JJMC89(T·C) 04:16, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Issue about November 2018Edit

I have edited the newsletter to add a link to the article on Raymond Arritt, who has died and participated on WP as Shock Brigade Harvester Boris. I hope this is an appropriate addition. Please revert if it was not. Thanks, EdChem (talk) 20:13, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Bots must have 10-character passwords too, as of December 20Edit

But this is old news, too. It would have been nice if this had been announced in advance, as it would have saved me a bunch of trouble. You know bot operators may put their bots on "autopilot" and rarely log in to their bot accounts, so they won't notice any new password requirements until after someone notices and reports that their bot is down. So, of all users, bots should have been a top priority to notify about upcoming changes in advance – not a goup to neglect to mention or merely allude to as a "some other user group". – wbm1058 (talk) 01:03, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

It looks like this edit didn't make it into the Tech News. And for clarity, "Bot admins" doesn't mean bot administrators' accounts, it means their bots' accounts, i.e. presumably any account which has the bot flag. – wbm1058 (talk) 01:24, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
@Wbm1058: Thanks for bringing this up. I added it to the list here – does that look good to you? Mz7 (talk) 21:03, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Sure, thanks. wbm1058 (talk) 21:09, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
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