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The Signpost: 29 July 2015[edit]

Steward question[edit]

I just discovered that the Commons de-adminship policy says Where an admin loses rights under this policy, that should be effected by means of a request to a steward at Meta (local bureaucrats do not have the power, themselves, to remove another user's admin rights). The ex-admin should be notified by a talk page message. This surprised me, since I know that bureaucrats here have the technical ability to remove userrights. Also see Commons:Commons:Bureaucrats, which states that bureaucrats can add bot flags, remove bot flags, and add admin flags, but it doesn't say anything about removing them. Is a steward needed for removal of admin rights at Commons, or is it technically possible for bureaucrats to do it also? I'd like to propose that Commons bureaucrats be permitted to remove admin rights whenever stewards are allowed to remove them, but there's no point in bothering people at Commons:COM:VP if it's not technically possible. Nyttend (talk) 01:59, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

@Nyttend: It is a policy/consensus issue, compare the crat rights/abilities at Special:ListGroupRights and c:Special:ListGroupRights. At enWP the proposal has gone through that 'crats can remove 'crats, presumably due to having an ArbCom, whereas, Commons has not. [It is configuration issue usually implemented by phabricator after a community consensus.] — billinghurst sDrewth 02:06, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I didn't know where to find an autogenerated list of userrights assigned to each user group. Nyttend (talk) 02:09, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
@Nyttend: It is a beaut page as it also has the links to the users with rights. It will also show additional groups particular to a wiki, which is useful for a steward as at meta when assigning/removing other wiki rights from there we only get the meta display which means that we cannot assign or remove local only groups. So to amend those we need to grant steward rights to the local wiki ... (hmm, probably too much information, the little things that intrigue us <eyeroll>) — billinghurst sDrewth 02:21, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Please look at, and participate in, the "Bureaucrats removing admin rights" section of Commons:Commons:Village pump/Proposals. Nyttend (talk) 03:01, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 August 2015[edit]

Transnistrian ruble[edit]

The first merchant to accept an unrecognized country is highly notable, even if the merchant is not particularly well-known internationally. How do you suggets re-wording it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.41.172.105 (talk) 14:22, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

I don't believe so, in fact I don't think that it is important at all. I was suggesting rewording the previous component about its acceptance. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:41, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

According to that logic, this "bottle top" currency is not notable in the first place. In any case, Transnistria thought it was notable enough to put it in their national news, as you can see from the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.41.168.207 (talk) 14:14, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

The bottle top is hardly trivial. That a site of an artist takes it is trivial IMO. Stories on a news program are not necessarily non-trivial. Rather than keep adding it, start a discussion on the talk page, then seek input from others about the matter. That is the purpose of the talk page and the resolution process for disputed text. See Wikipedia:Content disputebillinghurst sDrewth 14:19, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 August 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 19 August 2015[edit]