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Revision delete request[edit]

Hi Maxim,

You changed my user name some two years ago (Good Old Days!). I was wondering if you could remove one revision in the history of both my user and user talk pages in order to protect my identity. The revisions are those in which the moves to new name have happened. Thanks for your help -- Nojan (talk) 02:47, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

I think I got all of them. See WP:OVERSIGHT if you want something stronger. Maxim(talk) 02:58, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Maxim. That's even more than what I had expected :) . Cheers -- Nojan (talk) 23:49, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Maxim,

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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Urgent help needed[edit]

Hi Maxim! I am Tamravidhir. I know that you will not be remembering me, but I do remember you. Long back (in late May 2012) I had requested an username change from Jagadhatri to Tamravidhir. My request was accepted and you changed my username with all my contributions under Jagadhatri moved to that of Tamravidhir (it has been arichved here). But yesterday User:Moonriddengirl pointed out a problem that the contribution history of Jagadhatri shows that the user had made 7 edits on 19 November 2012. But I remember that it is actually I who had made those edits. I have informed her about this but I guess that she has not logged in since yesterday and thus, has not yet seen my messages.

I would like to inform you that at that time (in Nov'12) I was not in my hometown. And when I actually joined Wiki I was at the same place (where I was in Nov'12). I also had the same laptop, and in that laptop whenever I log in I don't need to give my username for logging in Wiki/any social networking site. So at first I assumed that that maybe the case. I mean in Dec'11 I had logged in as Jagadhatri, so that might have got saved there. And later I came back to my hometown, and when I was here my username was changed in May'12. And that was saved in my laptop (the one I used in my hometown), and later when I went back to that holiday destination in Nov'12, Jagadhatri was already saved there and not Tamravidhir, so I might have just overlooked it and logged in and edited. But I got to know that this is not the problem. I called up and got to know that in the laptop which I used while I was holidaying the username saved is Tamravidhir, not Jagadhatri, that means that when I last visited that place, I had logged in Wikipedia as Tamravidhir. And that's what it should be as I have edits in the contribution history of Tamravidhir (here) made on the same day and just after a few minutes. I mean that the first edit which is now in the contribution history of Jagadatri (here) was made on 19 Nov'12 at 14:56 and the last on the same day at 15:34. While the contribution history of Tamravidhir shows that on the same day the first edit I made at 14:51 and the last on that day at 16:01. It's highly suspicious and highly confusing. I don't know what has happened.

And Moonriddengirl assuming that a new user has taken my previous username has removed the redirects. For example the user page and user talk pages of Jagadhatri no longer redirect to those of Tamravidhir. I don't mean that she has done something wrong. She is extremely good and has done the rightful, but I request you to fix the problems as you had changed my username and as you are bureaucrat.

I need one more help. When I was Jagadhatri I had made few edits to various other wiki sites and even uploaded few pictures in Wikicommons. But the global user contributions of Jagadhatri (here) has not been move to the global user contributions of Tamravidhir (here). I mean that the edit history of Jagadhatri doesn't go with that of Tamravidhir. I know that it's not possible to merge accounts in Wikipedia. But I request you to do the things I have listed down. Please help me. I will be forever grateful to you as this is really bothering me:

  • Please delete all the user subpages and user talk subpages of Jagadhatri (I think Moonriddengirl has deleted a few) which redirect to the respective subpages of Tamravidhir
  • Please move all the contribution history (not just in Wikipedia, I mean the global user contributions) which is under Jagadhatri - here and the global account info of Jagadhatri - here to that of Tamravidhir - global contributions of Tamravidhir and global account info of Tamravidhir

I have requested Moonriddengirl to do it, but I don't think that she has the authority to do that as she is not a bureaucrat. She also asked me to seek for help at meta:Talk:Steward requests/Username changes. So I reported the issue here. Two days have passed and there has been no reply. I need urgent help. I have become too impatient. Please help me. Please...thank you. Could you please leave me a talkback template while replying here? Thank you so much. --Tamravidhir (talk) 06:41, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, Maxim. You have new messages at Tamravidhir's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--Tamravidhir (talk) 10:53, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Please subscribe to the global renamers mailing list[edit]

Dear global renamer,

You have not yet subscribed to the global renamers mailing list. Considering the diverse background of all renamers, and with the intention to create an efficient platform for direct internal assistance and discussion, we strongly encourage you to do so. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Should you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Thank you, Savhñ 23:04, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Dear Maxim. You are a global renamer and I noticed you still haven't subscribed to the global renamers mailing list (mail:Global-renamers). As all global renamers need to be subscribed, can you please send me an email (I can't as you haven't accepted emails via Special:EmailUser - please turn it on and email me or email me via and confirm here that you've send me an email) to this email and tell me under which email address you wish to be subscribed? Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 09:38, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Savh posted a reply here. Only four global renamers are not yet subscribed, and you're one of them. From what I can see the list is very useful and all global renamers help eachother out. Also, the devs regularly keep us up to date about technical changes etc. So yes, it's more than recommendable that you subscribe. For example, when someone warns the global renamers not to use the tool, we can't reach you and we won't check who's on it and who's not. Trijnsteltalk 21:51, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Gamesmaster cover.jpg[edit]

Hello, Maxim. I note you deleted File:Gamesmaster cover.jpg for lack of a proper fair-use rationale. If you would be so kind as to undelete the file, I will provide the necessary rationale. —Psychonaut (talk) 17:03, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Done. You might need to reduce the resolution a bit to comply with WP:NFCC. (I deleted this almost seven years ago... time flies.) Maxim(talk) 18:03, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for getting this done so quickly. I've added the fair-use rationale now and I will reduce the resolution soon. —Psychonaut (talk) 18:10, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Anthony Natale[edit]

Re: 20:12, 11 July 2007 Maxim (talk | contribs) deleted page Anthony Natale (Prod left uncontested for five days.)

Dear Maxim, Seeking understanding of why this page was deleted and how to restore it. Thank you

Scarletbaby (talk) 15:00, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Global User Account[edit]

Dear Maxim,

I would like to ask you how it is possible to activate my global account for the english wikipedia as the username is already used here. My username is Bif and the German wiki is my home wiki. I currently have the login for some wikis but especially the english would be an advance! Can you help me with that issue? Thank you very much,

Bif -- (talk) 01:48, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

TFA day[edit]

A summary of a Featured Article you nominated at WP:FAC will appear on the Main Page soon. Please see my questions at User talk:Resolute (your co-nommer). - Dank (push to talk) 05:16, 13 April 2015 (UTC)


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Thank you for quality articles about ice hockey and its players and history, such as Tiny Thompson and History of the National Hockey League (1967–92), performed in collaboration, for lists such as the list of Olympic medalists in ice hockey and featured portal ice hockey, for serving as a bureaucrat, for gnomish work in redirects and fighting vandalism, for clarity in user pages, answers and edit summaries, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (5 March 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello from the team at Featured article review![edit]


We are preparing to take a closer look at Featured articles promoted in 2004–2010 that may need a review. We started with a script-compiled list of older FAs that have not had a recent formal review. The next step is to prune the list by removing articles that are still actively maintained, up-to-date, and believed to meet current standards. We know that many of you personally maintain articles that you nominated, so we'd appreciate your help in winnowing the list where appropriate.

Please take a look at the sandbox list, check over the FAs listed by your name, and indicate on the sandbox talk page your assessment of their current status. Likewise, if you have taken on the maintenance of any listed FAs that were originally nominated by a departed editor, please indicate their status. BLPs should be given especially careful consideration.

Thanks for your help! Maralia (talk) 19:40, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Undeletion request[edit]

You deleted File:Larry Craig mugshot.jpg giving the reason: Deleted because "CSD I8 - Image has the same name on Wikimedia Commons".. It's gone from commons. Please restore it here for use in the Larry Craig article (or explain why you won't.) It survived a DRV before you deleted it. --Elvey(tc) 05:17, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Please consider ceasing such deletions. The image was unavailable for years as a result. Just restored.--Elvey(tc) 20:14, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

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)