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- 1 Welcome
- 2 Merry Christmas
- 3 MSU Interview
- 4 Ichthus: January 2012
- 5 DunmoreWar
- 6 The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)
- 7 Crat statement draft
- 8 Jon Bridgman page nominated for deletion
- 9 Nomination of Jon_Bridgman for deletion
- 10 Forced user renames coming soon for SUL
- 11 Speedy deletion nomination of File:St. Clair Drake, Sociologist and Anthropologist.jpg
- 12 Disambiguation link notification for October 19
- 13 DYK for St. Clair Drake
- 14 MfD nomination of Talk:Customer experience management
- 15 DYK nomination of Glen Rounds
- 16 An important message about renaming users
- 17 DYK for Glen Rounds
- 18 DYK for Chicago Fire of 1874
- 19 Workshopping bureaucrat activity requirements
- 20 FYI: bureaucrat discussion opened
- 21 Bureaucrat discussion notification
- 22 Community & Bureaucrat based desysoping proposal
- 23 Bureaucrat discussion notification (Liz)
- 24 Implementation of Wikipedia:Bureaucrats#Bureaucrat activity requirements
- 25 ArbCom elections are now open!
I'm not around as often these days...a lot of new professional commitments keep me busy...but I welcome your comments and hope to continue to play some small supporting role here as Wikipedia continues to move into the future. Jwrosenzweig (talk) 00:40, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
and best wishes for 2012!
|Thanks for all you do here, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 21:58, 24 December 2011 (UTC)|
- So nice to hear from you - hope all is well and all the best for the new year! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:16, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
|Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas 2012!
Happy New Year and all the best in 2013!
Thanks for all you do here,
and best wishes for the year to come.
|Ruhrfisch ><>°° 17:05, 25 December 2012 (UTC)|
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 email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be more than happy to speak with you.
Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.
Ichthus: January 2012
In this issue...
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Jwrosenzweig Thanks for helping me look for the Dunmore War. I am looking for Peter Hull and Peter Zickafoose. They served under a commander named Wilson who was killed at Point Pleasant. They were Roll #64 for Augusta County in West Virginia. They were listed as being paid in the Dunmore War in 1774 and not the American Revolution in 1775. We are trying to find them to verify information for acceptance in the DAR. Any other help you can give would be greatly appreciated.Moseleysr (talk) 02:46, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
Moseleysr I'm also interested in Peter Hull (Peter Thomas Hull Sr) and Peter Zickafoose. Did you find out if their service in the Dunmore War qualified under current DAR standards? I was thinking of applying for membership too. Thanks. Tingsryd (talk) 16:34, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)
Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.
In this issue:
- Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
- Research: The most recent DR data
- Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
- Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
- DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
- Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
- Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
--The Olive Branch 19:11, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Crat statement draft
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.
- In my opinion, this issue has come about through an unfortunate proliferation of documentation: policy, guideline, how-to etc
- I am not convinced that there is community consensus on all of the points encapsulated in those various pages
- I am unhappy at what may be described as some or all of: inconsistencies, inaccuracies or lack of clarity in that documentation
- I do not believe that any of the issues we have faced have been caused by Crats trying to widen their powers
- I would like to see the issues clarified, based on consensus, and for the documentation to be updated accordingly
- I'd like to thank Griot-de for generously withdrawing the rename request
Jon Bridgman page nominated for deletion
Nomination of Jon_Bridgman for deletion
The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jon_Bridgman 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 high-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. --Stlamanda (talk) 23:01, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
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 13:06, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
A tag has been placed on File:St. Clair Drake, Sociologist and Anthropologist.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F9 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted images or text borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.
If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. 15:11, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited St. Clair Drake, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Bronzeville (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.
DYK for St. Clair Drake
|On 29 October 2013, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article St. Clair Drake, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that St. Clair Drake, an African-American sociologist, served as an adviser to the prime minister of Ghana in the 1960s? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St. Clair Drake. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check) and it will be added to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
MfD nomination of Talk:Customer experience management
Talk:Customer experience management, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Talk:Customer experience management and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Talk:Customer experience management during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. JDgeek1729 (talk) 09:36, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
DYK nomination of Glen Rounds
Hello! Your submission of Glen Rounds at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Edwardx (talk) 20:58, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
- It has been two weeks since the above was posted, and you haven't edited on Wikipedia in that time. I hope you return soon, and are able to address the issues raised in the review of your nomination. If not, the nomination will have to be closed, as these issues are enough to prevent it from qualifying for DYK if they aren't fixed. Look forward to hearing from you... BlueMoonset (talk) 03:04, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
An important message about renaming users
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.
DYK for Glen Rounds
|On 17 September 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Glen Rounds, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that Glen Rounds, a prolific author and illustrator of children's books, spent a summer touring the Western United States with fellow art student Jackson Pollock? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Glen Rounds. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
DYK for Chicago Fire of 1874
|On 6 December 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chicago Fire of 1874, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the Chicago Fire of 1874 led to the reorganizing of the city's fire department along military lines? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chicago Fire of 1874. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
Workshopping bureaucrat activity requirements
- (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
- Message to most bureaucrats
A bureaucrat chat has been opened by Maxim at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Rich Farmbrough 2/Bureaucrat discussion.
Bureaucrat discussion notification
Community & Bureaucrat based desysoping proposal
A discussion is taking place regarding a proposal to create a community and bureaucrat based desysoping committee. The proposal would modify the position of bureaucrat. Your input is encouraged. Please see Wikipedia:Administrators/RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process. Thank you, --Hammersoft (talk) 19:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Bureaucrat discussion notification (Liz)
Implementation of Wikipedia:Bureaucrats#Bureaucrat activity requirements
Following a community discussion ending August 2015, consensus was reached to remove the bureaucrat permissions of users who have not participated in bureaucrat activity for three years.
|“||Bureaucrats are expected to exercise the duties granted by their role while remaining cognizant of relevant community standards concerning their tasks. In addition to the "Inactive bureaucrat accounts" requirements, if a bureaucrat does not participate in bureaucrat activity for over three years, their bureaucrat permissions may be removed. The user must be notified on their talk page and by email one month before the removal, and again and a few days prior to the removal. If the user does not return to bureaucrat activity, another bureaucrat may request the removal of permissions at meta:Steward requests/Permissions. Permissions removed for not meeting bureaucrat activity requirements may be re-obtained through a new request for bureaucratship.
To assist with the implementation of this requirement, please see Wikipedia:Bureaucrat activity. Modeled after Wikipedia:Inactive administrators and similar to that process, the log page will be created on 1 September 2015. Bureaucrats who have not met the activity requirements as of that date will be notified by email (where possible) and on their talk page to advise of the pending removal.
If the notified user does not return to bureaucrat activity and the permissions are removed, they will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFB. Removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon the affected user in any way.
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability 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, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:53, 23 November 2015 (UTC)