User talk:Davewild

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Precious anniversary[edit]

Two years ago ...
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elections
... you were recipient
no. 929 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:22, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

I was looking for a copy of Relevance Paradox[edit]

...which you quite rightly, I strongly suspect, deleted a few years ago. It's come up in connection with another dodgy source and I want to see if it ties in. Anmccaff (talk) 19:03, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Davewild. 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.
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Unsalting of Yan Naing Oo[edit]

Hi Davewild I am contacting you because I was interested in moving page Yan Naing Oo (midfielder) to Yan Naing Oo. This is because their really isn't anyone else called Yan Naing Oo so it seems kind of pointless to have a specifier. Yan Naing Oo was deleted in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yan Naing Oo in which you where the deleting admin, but the subject of the article was recreated in Yan Naing Oo (midfielder). The later article was nominated for deletion but that was struck down, so I thought of moving (the article) to make it simpler. If you think the newer article (Yan Naing Oo (midfielder)) is not notable enough just tell me. Thanks Inter&anthro (talk) 02:15, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Hello Davewild

Regarding the 2015 deletion of William 'Bill' Mehl as not notable. Plz see wiki article on Jack Trice which is, essentially, the sane story: death of a football player due to medical issues prior to penicillin or new antibiotic medicines. Then, years later, a recognition by the University to establish a memorial and increase student/faculty knowledge of the individual. While Valpo is much smaller than Iowa State, the stories are almost identical without the racism aspect. Believe reconsideration is warranted, Thank you BillT — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.249.165.245 (talk) 21:59, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

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) 20:32, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Davewild.

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) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Davewild. 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)