News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).
- Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
- Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on mediawiki.org. They have a note which says
Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is
article_textwhich is now
- Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is
- The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.
Personal opinion prevails over facts and unacceptable communication style
Hi Nihlus, I am reaching out to you as a motivated contributor to this platform but, as others, am losing my appetite to continue to do su based on recent 'encounters' with user FOX52 regarding the edits and information published recently on sites such as The Royal Netherlands Air Force & Belgian Air Component as an example.
Hope you are willing to have 'independent look' at this and provide some coaching to resolve or intervene as this is becoming unacceptable.
Hi. Are you an admin. I figured with all the rights listed on your user page that you were. User:18.104.22.168, to whom you gave a final warning on August 17 for repeatedly adding uncited material, has continued their violations. He/she garnered another warning on August 28, and added another bit of uncited info on September 10. Can you enact a block? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 15:33, 10 September 2018 (UTC)