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13:06, Thursday 28 May 2015

User talk:WJBscribe
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Face-smile.svg Hi! Please leave a message and I'll get back to you... Face-smile.svg

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a question or need help. I'll do my best and can probably point you in the right direction if it isn't something I can sort out myself.

I'm not nearly as active as I once was so if the matter is urgent, you may want to contact someone else first.


Suspension of administrative permissions of my account due to inactivity[edit]

Hi. I was inactive on Wikipedia for some time and now I found a message from you on User talk:Rfl#Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity.

I would like to start the re-sysopping process but I haven't done that before so I have a quick question: should I contact you about this subject since you were the one who suspended my permissions or should I post a message to the Bureaucrats' noticeboard? Thanks for any help. (Here is my original nomination for adminship and here are my contributions if it is needed to evaluate the quality of my past contributions) Thanks. —Rafał Pocztarski, Rfl (talk | contribs) 02:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Per the WP:RESYSOP procedure, you should post to WP:BN. Welcome back, –xenotalk 02:41, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Xeno. I'll post to WP:BN then. —Rafał Pocztarski, Rfl (talk | contribs) 03:19, 18 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)

Changing Username[edit]

Can you please change my username from Miquaz1 to Miquaz9 since you are a bureaucrat? The reason: I just want my username changed.-- Miquaz1 (talk) 21:37, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Miquaz. You can request a new username at Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple. WJBscribe (talk) 10:35, 27 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) 02:45, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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

Hello, you are receiving this message because you have commented on the Media Viewer RfC arbitration case. This is a courtesy message to inform you that the closure date for the submission of evidence has been extended to 17 August 2014 and the closure date for workshop proposals has been extended to 22 August 2014, as has the expected date of the proposed decision being posted. The closure dates have been changed to allow for recent developments to be included in the case. If you wish to comment, please review the evidence guidance. For the Arbitration Committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:00, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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

You are receiving this message as you have either commented on a case page or are named as a party to the case. A motion has been proposed to suspend the Media Viewer RfC arbitration case for a maximum of 60 days due to recent developments. If you wish to comment regarding the motion there is a section on the proposed decision talk page for this. For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs). Message delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) at 02:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear WJBscribe,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Cecropia Thanks You[edit]

Thanks for the kind words, Will, and the heads-up. I'm begging for rights on the Bureaucrat Noticeboard even as we speak. :) -- Cheers, Cecropia (talk) 13:42, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Add thanks also for restoring by permissions. -- Cecropia (talk) 14:19, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
You're very welcome. Glad to see you back. WJBscribe (talk) 14:29, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding A Clockwork Nebari[edit]

I noticed that you had protected this redirect as a result of an edit war in 2007. The section which the redirect is targeting is no longer valid. At this point, it seems that the edit war will most likely not start again. Would you be able to remove the protection from this redirect so I may edit/categorize it? (I'm asking you to unprotect it in lieu of posting an edit request since I don't believe an edit war will start again.) Steel1943 (talk) 06:30, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Sure - not a problem. Now unprotected. WJBscribe (talk) 22:52, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Please subscribe to the global renamers mailing list[edit]

Dear global renamer,

You have not yet subscribed to the global renamers mailing list. Considering the diverse background of all renamers, and with the intention to create an efficient platform for direct internal assistance and discussion, we strongly encourage you to do so. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Should you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Thank you, Savhñ 23:04, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi. Can you please look at your inbox? I've send you an email. Trijnsteltalk 09:40, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

List of crossover thrash bands[edit]

Hello, would you be willing to restore or send me the content of List of crossover thrash bands, which was deleted along with crossover thrash after this "articles for deletion" debate? Crossover thrash has since been deemed notable and its article recreated, so the list should IMO be recreated as well.--MASHAUNIX 19:48, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I can confirm that List of crossover thrash bands does not include any information that is not already included in the recreated Crossover thrash article. WJBscribe (talk) 15:55, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks, I should've assumed so anyway.--MASHAUNIX 16:17, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Comment on recent absence from Wikipedia[edit]

Quick message for any talkpage watchers etc as I've been away for a few months. Nothing dramatic happening, just very busy at work. Let me know if there's anything that I have overlooked/not responded to that needs my attention - although I suspect that most things will have resolved themselves in the meantime. Best, WJBscribe (talk) 15:59, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Ha, good to see you're back! I still need your email address to get you subscribed to the global-renamers mailing list. Please email me or reply to the email I just send to you. :) Thanks in advance for the help! With regards, Trijnsteltalk 17:11, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome back. My email address is no secret, it's WJBscribe at gmail dot com. I'm not trying to be difficult, but is joining the list necessary? I confess I'm a big sceptic of mailing lists and would prefer communications were kept on wiki/meta as much as possible. What sort of things are discussed on the list? WJBscribe (talk) 23:38, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I've not seen anything on the list that couldn't have been discussed on wiki (and indeed benefitted from non-bureaucrat commentary), but I suppose the fact that not all global renamers would visit meta that often is an argument in favour of the mailing list. –xenotalk 00:59, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Yep, agree with Xeno - though the developers are subscribed too & they use the mailing list to keep the global renamers up to date about the m:SUL finalization for example. Then they should be able to reach all global renamers when needed (for example when no one should use the tool for a bit). And when you encounter a bug, you can easily contact a dev and/or staff member. Anyhow, I've added you. The list is archived, so you can read back the old discussions. Thanks for helping. :-) With regards, Trijnsteltalk 13:50, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

username change for EmeraldRS[edit]

It says that you have done the change - thanks! But I can't log in with my new username, it says my account is currently being renamed or merged. Help! (talk) 17:15, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Everything looks OK here. Are you still having rouble logging in? WJBscribe (talk) 13:12, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Still can't login. When I try to log-in the message says "Login error/ Your account is currently being renamed or merged./ View the status", clicking 'View the status' shows the Global rename progress with everything 'Done' except which is 'Queued' and has been for approaching 24 hours. I get exactly the same thing at Meta, Wikisource and Commons. I have never used and, not speaking German, probably never will. I hope you can help. (talk) 15:19, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

It seems there was a pre-existing Emerald-wiki on deWP, this was identified by User: SiBr4 in Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). I seem to be sitting in no man's land, unable to login and unable to choose a different username!!! (talk) 15:30, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Ignore the previous comment - it seems that was a red herring, and I am just stuck in a queue in DE!! (talk) 15:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Glad to see this now sorted. WJBscribe (talk) 23:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Next meetups in North England[edit]

Hello. Would you be interested in attending one of the next wikimeets in the north of England? They will take place in:

If you can make them, please sign up on the relevant wikimeet page!

If you want to receive future notifications about these wikimeets, then please add your name to the notification list (or remove it if you're already on the list and you don't want to receive future notifications!)

Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:41, 28 March 2015 (UTC)