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IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[edit]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc. ) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Erkan Yilmaz (administrator)
  2. Shujenchang (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, — regards, Revi 13:31, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

States of Wikiversities (January 2019)[edit]

Greetings to the community.

I wanted to let you know that I intend to copy this page intact to an archive, and then to trim the current page so that it includes only 2016–2019. While I would never delete the historical data, there is not necessarily a good reason to keep it on the main page at this point. So unless I hear objections to this idea in the next week or two, I will proceed.

Note: I would appreciate an opinion on the following. Should I move the current page to an archive page, then copy back to a new current page? This keeps all of the current editing history with the archive. Or should I copy the current page to the archive, leaving all the current editing history on the main page. There are arguments either way on this question.

StevenJ81 (talk) 15:07, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

FileExporter beta feature[edit]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

No editing for 30 minutes 17 January[edit]

You will not be able to edit the wikis for up to 30 minutes on 17 January 07:00 UTC. This is because of a database problem that has to be fixed immediately. You can still read the wikis. Some wikis are not affected. They don't get this message. You can see which wikis are not affected on this page. Most wikis are affected. The time you can't edit might be shorter than 30 minutes. /Johan (WMF)

14:47, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Talk to us about talking[edit]

Trizek (WMF) 15:00, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April[edit]

10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

non-English pages in Category:EN[edit]

I'm seeing a lot of non-English pages that are getting included in Category:EN, for example:

But not:

Is this because the parent page Help:Basic editing was in the EN category? --mikeu talk 23:58, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[edit]

Please help translate to your language

The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:35, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Proposal to modify the Wikimedia Language Proposal Policy[edit]

There is a proposal on Meta to modify the language proposal policy. The proposed changes can be found here, with discussion on that page's talk page. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:54, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #1—July 2019[edit]

18:32, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Update on the consultation about office actions[edit]

Hello all,

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.

This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.

For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.

Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:02, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP masking[edit]

14:19, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Update on technical issues and other things interfering with getting the project approval and creation process moving again[edit]

Please read the update at m:Language committee#Update on technical issues and other things interfering with getting the process moving again. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:38, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[edit]

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[edit]

07:15, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages[edit]

11:13, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

To create test custodians right[edit]

Similar to the test-admin of incubator. It is recommended that individual language version users manage their language incubators. Users who only want to manage their incubators do not need to be the full right custodian of this project. Of course, a good user among them can ask for a full custodian at any time. There is currently no distinction between the two. There are no two distinctions, so the requester will be evaluated on a permanent basis. I don't think this is good method, rather it becomes a wall. Therefore, I propose to create the same rights as Wikimedia Incubator.

They have the following rights:

  • Block a user from sending email (blockemail)
  • Block other users from editing (block)
  • Delete pages (delete)
  • Enable two-factor authentication (oathauth-enable)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  • Undelete a page (undelete)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)

Requests for test custodianship are held for five days to receive input from other users. After that, Bureaucrat grants permission. The period shall be a year. Bureaucrat may revoke permission only when the right is misused. It cannot be revoked for any other reason.

I don't know how it sounds. Either way, it is right to go in the direction the community wishes. Thank you for your opinion in advance. --Sotiale (talk) 13:21, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

Good idea. Crochet.david (talk) 20:40, 10 December 2019 (UTC)