User talk:Arthur Rubin

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I'm not spending as much time here as I would like, with taking care of my wife, four three two cats, and looking for paying work. If I don't respond to a problem, it doesn't mean I haven't noticed it.

TUSC token 6e69fadcf6cc3d11b5bd5144165f2991[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Priority list: explain? (Curious)[edit]

You explained in the edit notes of the 2018 article that there is a "priority list" of the people who have died in each month. Out of curiousity, would you mind running it down, telling me how the list is categorized? Thanks, GoAnimateFan199Pro (talk) 06:50, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 30[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 30, August – Septmeber 2018

  • Library Card translation
  • Spotlight: 1Lib1Ref spreads to the Southern Hemisphere and beyond
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Bytes in brief

French version of Books & Bytes is now available in meta!
Read the full newsletter

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Question about a category name change[edit]

Arthur, I was hoping you could offer some wikipedia process insight related to a request to change a category name. In short I understand the general RfC process. You pose a question, post notices and typically let it run 30 days. Once time is up, if need be, a formal closure can be requested then it is decided if there is consensus (typically for or against) or no consensus. I don't know how that works with a category name change. I'm assuming you don't work in the automotive article space much which is why I'm asking you (avoids accusations of seeking a favorable admin). The discussion is here Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2018 October 26#Category:Cars. It is clear this isn't a simple counting of a few votes. Thanks! Springee (talk) 01:38, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.


  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

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