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Nomination for deletion of Template:Db[edit]

Template:Db has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. DES (talk) 14:59, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. —Pathoschild 15:06, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Archiving Wikipedia talk:Open proxies[edit]

Sorry about bringing something up from seven years ago, but I noticed that you archived this page on August 5, 2007 simply by deleting almost all the threads, and then adding a link to the historical page. I would just like to let you know that this has been fixed and the material has been properly archived. -- Kndimov (talk) 23:30, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kndimov. Thanks for updating the archive. Permalink archival was pretty standard at the time, but subpage archival is more common now. :) —Pathoschild 03:23, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Gracefool's talk page.

User:Ohconfucius/test/MOSNUM dates.js[edit]

Hi there,

I just wanted to touch base with you about the above. At present, none of the script buttons work. I am thinking of adopting the usual approach of breaking out a button for each function to test where the failure is occurring, but I am unsure as to how I would even go about doing that. Any advice or assistance would be appreciated. regards, -- Ohc ¡digame! 09:50, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ohconfucius. I migrated the scripts in your test namespace to the new paradigm, but I haven't yet tested and stabilised them. I'll prepare unit tests for each function first, starting with the custom regex patterns in MOSNUM utils.js. The latter are mostly done, but I got temporarily pulled into other side-projects before I finished them. I just added them to the script for your review — you can load MOSNUM utils.js and call ohc.dateutil.runUnitTests() in your browser's JavaScript console. —Pathoschild 13:27, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

History merge in your userspace[edit]

Hello, I've history-merged a page in your userspace, User:Pathoschild/Projects/User warnings, with Wikipedia talk:WikiProject User warnings. I discovered that it needed a history merge while doing a Wikipedia database query to find the redirects with the most revisions. Hope you don't mind. Graham87 12:18, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

That's fine; thanks for tidying up. —Pathoschild 13:21, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Collaboration essay nutshell[edit]

Hey Pathoschild. I just added a nutshell to your essay. It's a quick fix and needs improvement. You may wish to tweak the nutshell (and incorporate those ideas into the essay).

Newer editors need to learn how collaborative editing works. When an edit is rejected, follow WP:BRD and start a discussion, without attacking other editors. Assume good faith and seek a consensus. The best content is developed when editors who hold opposing POV come to the same table and bring their best evidence (RS). Each will be familiar with sources unknown to the other, so that way all significant POV will be represented and included. Also, learn from more experienced editors.

Here's some advice I just gave a combative editor:

".... Your comment is pointy and violates our talk page guidelines (TPG). Focus on content, stop attacking other editors, and stop all the bitching because you don't instantly get your way. If you can't learn to collaborate pleasantly with editors who hold opposing POV, you'll have a short career here.
" You're a newbie here and really need to start learning from more experienced editors. Stop seeing them as enemies. Disagreement is okay, but don't make it personal, force yourself to always assume good faith, and don't alienate others. Your reputation is your best, and often only, currency here. Many an editor with great potential and knowledge has been blocked/banned because they couldn't collaborate (I have helped to blocked Nobel Prize winners who just couldn't figure out how to work here. It's tragic when that has to occur.). So, learn the ropes and you may well survive to be a good editor who gains a good reputation."

You may find some ideas there which can be used in the essay. -- BullRangifer (talk) 16:03, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi BullRangifer. Thanks for the edit and suggestions. I'm no longer active in essay-writing, but you're welcome to contribute to it. :) —Pathoschild 02:14, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:01, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Stewardry tool[edit]

I just discovered this tool and had a question, I was wondering if it would be possible to add time stamps to your results page. Tiggerjay (talk) 16:34, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Hello Tiggerjay. Sure, I'll try to do it this weekend. I added a ticket to track this. —Pathoschild 17:10, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Tiggerjay (talk) 07:42, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Done! :) —Pathoschild 05:32, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Help on .sr[edit]

Could you please check this issue. Your assistance with Common.css and other related technical problem would be very useful. Nothing is updated there... --Obsuser (talk) 00:23, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Sure, I'll respond there. —Pathoschild 01:09, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Pathoschild. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:49, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

User wmflabs tools[edit]

Hello Pathoschild, I inform you that I've implemented some of your wmflabs tools on "my" m:User:Perhelion/userstatus.js. Any feedback are welcome. :-) Regards User: Perhelion 10:46, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Your script looks pretty useful. Thanks for letting me know. :) —Pathoschild 14:33, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Pathoschild.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:48, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Pathoschild. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.

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  • When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
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