User talk:Ilyanep

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Send me a quick note or a large one, as long as it's constructive. I will not remove comments unless they are vandalism or personal attacks. For messages given to me, I will usually respond here and on your page or here and mirror it on your page. You will be notified of the response some way or other. If you have been directed here from another wikipedia or sister project, please remember that you are on En.Wiki and link accordingly.

Archival Policy: I used to archive at around 35 topics, but I decided that it would be better to do when the page is at 50 topics.

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10 11 February 2006 09 April 2006 50
11 09 April 2006 27 May 2006 52
12 28 May 2006 31 January 2007 34
13 19 February 2007 18 March 2010 30

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Wikipedia's tagline[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you participated in a 2005/2006 discussion and straw poll on whether or not the tagline at the top of all Wikipedia articles should be changed from "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia" to "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit". I don't know if you're still interested in this issue or not, but this exact change has been proposed once again, this time at the Village pump, and there is currently an RFC (Request for Comment) on the subject where it is being discussed. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 18:12, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Test Test Test[edit]

Blah Blah Blah. – Ilyanep (Talk) 20:53, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Well it's nice to see familiar faces scrolling down the watchlist... welcome back. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 20:53, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, same here. Grad school tends to have an inverse relationship with the quantity of edits done... Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 20:53, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

WP Holidays in the Signpost[edit]

"WikiProject Report" would like to focus on WikiProject Holidays for a Signpost article to be published at the end of November. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Also, if you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. -Mabeenot (talk) 22:20, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

File:WikiProjectHolidaysCategories.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:WikiProjectHolidaysCategories.PNG, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Kelly hi! 08:12, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Кто-то использует «моё» имя участника в другой Вики([edit]

Привет! Я был бы вам очень благодарен если б вы помогли мне решить маленькую проблемку. Кто-то занял мою учётную запись в английской версии википедии, но не использует её (неактивен). Просто я захожу на англ. вики очень часто и отсутствие учётной записи ограничивает мои возможности в просмотре страниц и т.д. Вот учётная запись которую кто-то занял, но не использует User:Dimant. Я также зарегистрирован в ру-вики Участник:Dimant. Заранее спасибо)-- (talk) 20:12, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Cursor (typewriters) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Cursor (typewriters) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cursor (typewriters) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Oddbodz (talk) 19:07, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Happy Birthday (2011)[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/CVonline[edit]

Does this happen to be related to your efforts of starting a Computer Vision WikiProject or is it coincidental? Judging by your university affiliation I'd guess the latter, but could you have a look at it anyway? Cheers, —Ruud 02:13, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Computer vision stubs[edit]

Hi, while stub-sorting I've now come across 4 of your unsourced stubs which give no context and seem little more than dictionary definitions within a specialised field. Please slow down and give them some sources and context, rather than creating more such stubs. Thanks. PamD 22:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear IIyanep,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chlopeck (talkcontribs) 22:55, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Happy Birthday (2012)[edit]

AFisch99 (talk) 15:01, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Pkunk and Global Account[edit]

Dear Ilyanep, I'm a user on Hungarian Wikipedia, my username is Pkunk. I tried to migrate the user to Global, but there's a problem with my username in English Wikipedia. Maybe it's because a long ago I tried to register this name also on en.wikipedia @ 20 May 2006 but this was unsuccessful, I never could log in into en.wikipedia with the password I set in the registering process. Please help me to fix this problem or advise what to do. BR -- (talk) 15:05, 24 October 2012 (UTC) (

То же самое случилось с русской википедией: я попробовал регистрировать участник Pkunk, но без успеха: участник Pkunk существует, но не могу входить с ним, не принимает пароль, и.т.д. Я обращаюсь к вам как бюрократу. Может быть, задавать вопрос на странице "Запросы к бюрократам" ? Спасибо заранее, hu:User:Pkunk ( (talk) 06:48, 26 October 2012 (UTC))

Crat statement draft[edit]

Hi Following the drama at BN, I'm trying to come up with a statement all Crats could agree to. Please take a look, below. I am quite content to do this onwiki -we have always worked transparently, except where secrecy is essential (ie RTV). I think we should be able to wordsmith a statement acceptable to all, and I think it's an important thing to do.

  1. In my opinion, this issue has come about through an unfortunate proliferation of documentation: policy, guideline, how-to etc
  2. I am not convinced that there is community consensus on all of the points encapsulated in those various pages
  3. I am unhappy at what may be described as some or all of: inconsistencies, inaccuracies or lack of clarity in that documentation
  4. I do not believe that any of the issues we have faced have been caused by Crats trying to widen their powers
  5. I would like to see the issues clarified, based on consensus, and for the documentation to be updated accordingly
  6. I'd like to thank Griot-de for generously withdrawing the rename request

Signed [crat sig] Lmk what you think. Many thanks, --Dweller (talk) 10:56, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:05, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 01:47, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up! It is true that, sadly, I haven't had much time or inclination to be involved in Wikipedia recently. Partially, it's just that life happened and I'm not a bored high schooler anymore, and partially it's that it's hard to get caught up on five years of policy creep. If anyone actually cares, I am alive and well, and I wish you all good luck -- the encyclopedia we've built here is potentially one of the most widely useful things to come out of the last fifteen years. – Ilyanep (Talk) 19:12, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Happy adminship anniversary!!![edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing Ilyanep a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Anastasia (talk) 18:29, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Happy bureaucratship anniversary!![edit]

Wikipedia bureaucrat.png Wishing Ilyanep a very happy bureaucratship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Anastasia (talk) 16:05, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Ilyanep,

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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Workshopping bureaucrat activity requirements[edit]

(Message to all bureaucrats)

There is an ongoing discussion about implementing some kind of standards for administrative and bureaucrat activity levels; and activity requirements for bureaucrats have been explored several times in the past. I've prepared a draft addition to Wikipedia:Bureaucrats that would require at least one bureaucratic action every five years to retain the bureaucrat permission.

In the past, I've been hesitant of such proposals but I believe that if the bureaucrat group as a whole is seen to be actively engaged, the community may be more willing to grant additional tasks to the position.

Please let me know your thoughts. I'm not sure if this actually applies to any of us, but if you have not acted as a bureaucrat in over five years, you might consider requesting removal of the permission or otherwise signalling that you intend to return to bureaucrat activity. –xenotalk 14:22, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

FYI: bureaucrat discussion opened[edit]

Message to most bureaucrats

A bureaucrat chat has been opened by Maxim at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Rich Farmbrough 2/Bureaucrat discussion.

Wikipedia:Bureaucrat discussion suggests notifying bureaucrats on their talk page as well as BN, hence this courtesy note. –xenotalk 16:44, 5 July 2015 (UTC)