User talk:Pedro

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April Fools[edit]

Hard to believe this was 5 years ago. I don't even remember what page this thread was on before it was moved to where it is now. But it's still good for a laugh or two. Gloss • talk 22:14, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

*Cough!. Acalamari 22:20, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Fond memories of when this place took itself a lot less seriously! Pedro :  Chat  13:28, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

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)


Hello. I would like to be upgraded to an admin please. Thanks. user:DoviKap

Hi DoviKap, and thanks for stopping by. I'm afraid that at present you've very unlikely to pass the process for becoming an administrator Typically you'll be expected to have made several thousand edits (you've made a few hundred) and been around for at least 8-12 months. Don't be discouraged - just enjoy editing Wikipedia! You might find some useful information at WP:ADMIN; also read WP:NOTNOW for a discussion on why less experienced editors shouldn't pursue adminship. Very best wishes. Pedro :  Chat  07:31, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer RfC case opened[edit]

You were recently recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Media Viewer RfC. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Media Viewer RfC/Evidence. Please add your evidence by July 26, 2014, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Media Viewer RfC/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. Before adding evidence please review the scope of the case. For the Arbitration Committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pedro, I hope you're well - it's been a long time! I just saw your evidence on the above RFC, in which your final line was:
"Allowing Eloquence to continue to have advanced permissions on .en sends the message that we permit Stewards to arbitrarily desysop our admins without any community input."
I just thought I'd let you know that Erik is not a Steward as he removed his steward user right back in 2006 and stewards now go through a community confirmation annually. Erik is instead a member of the global Staff user group (given to some WMF staff based on a need), a right he was given in November 2008. Thehelpfulone 01:12, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Erik is not or has ever been a steward, as you can easily verify on m:Steward. Your statements shows a misunderstanding of the Steward and the Staff role, and should likely be withdrawn in its entirety. I am not sure how you came to the conclusion that Stewards are in any shape or form involved. Eloquence is the deputy director of the Wikimedia Foundation for Engineering and holds the staff flag. He made it quite clear that his statement was made in his staff role, so that even if he was a Steward, which is and always has been (with the exception of User:Jimbo Wales holding the steward flag until his founder flag was created) a volunteer role, that role would have been completely unrelated to his action as a staff member. Snowolf How can I help? 01:21, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Also, while stewards are allowed to desysop in emergency situations, it would be either at the direction of ArbCom, or would be in situations like a compromised admin account causing severe damage. I don't think we have emergency desysopped on our own initiative since the last decade; our last emergency desysop on ArbCom's request was Centrx in 2012. (We being the stewards in general; as stewards are not generally allowed to act on their home wikis, it would most likely not be an enwiki steward making that decision). --Rschen7754 06:50, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
The fact that we have staff bullying volunteers is, of course, actually worse. However as I don't really care (to the extent that Pete was apologized to) I'll just delete the whole thing. Pedro :  Chat  07:15, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer RfC draft principles & findings[edit]

Hello. This is a courtesy note that the draft findings and principles in the Media Viewer RfC case have now been posted. The drafters of the proposed decision anticipate a final version of the PD will be posted after 11 August. You are welcome to give feedback on the workshop page. For the Committee, Lord Roem ~ (talk) 02:43, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks (and something for your amusement)[edit]

Hi Pedro! Yes, I'm well and I hope you are, too. Thank you for removing the trolling on AN/I; I was about to remove it myself when I saw that you had already done so. I appreciate that very much!

By the way, at changing usernames last night, I noticed the return of an admirer of yours. ;) Acalamari 08:28, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Ah - the signature of doom :) Ha Ha!! Pedro :  Chat  09:26, 5 August 2014 (UTC)


Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Brian Everlasting (talk) 23:09, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

S. Rich (talk) 02:10, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

- One is not enough. No personal attacks is not just a rule, it is a good idea. Chillum 04:53, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

No chips? :) Trouting accepted. Pedro :  Chat  09:55, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

A trout is not enough[edit]

I'm just shaking my head. Carrite comment on Jimbo's page was mildly inappropriate, but hardly worthy of any comment, much less your over the top reaction.

Surely you know that admins are expected to set an example?

Surely you know there are many, many editors who think admins get special treatment, and actions that would get ordinary editors blocked are swept under the rug when committed by admins. Thanks for giving them more ammunition.

If I'm more than a little bit incensed, it is because when I first started editing, and started to learn who was who, and who had a clue, yours was one of the first names to register as belonging to the group with a clue. I don't like being wrong.

I don't think just ignoring it is the right course. It is too late to justify a preventative block, and we aren't supposed to do punitive blocks. Do you have a suggestion?--S Philbrick(Talk) 16:27, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer RfC arbitration case - extension of closure dates[edit]

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Media Viewer RfC arbitration case - motion to suspend case[edit]

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