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User talk:Nihlus

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Administrators' newsletter – September 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).


Administrator changes

added None
removed AsterionCrisco 1492KFKudpungLizRandykittySpartaz
renamed Optimist on the runVoice of Clam

Interface administrator changes

added AmorymeltzerMr. StradivariusMusikAnimalMSGJTheDJXaosflux

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

Technical news

  • 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 They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.


  • 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.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:23, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Moheen usurpation[edit]

Hi Nihlus. Just FYI, I swapped User talk:Moheen Reeyad (edit | subject | history | links | watch | logs) with User talk:Moheen (edit | subject | history | links | watch | logs). Since a redirect was left at the latter when you renamed the usurped account, Moheen's talk page wasn't moved when you renamed him. — JJMC89(T·C) 07:47, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

JJMC89, thank you. Nihlus 21:10, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Personal opinion prevails over facts and unacceptable communication style[edit]

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.

Regards, EDV1969 — Preceding unsigned comment added by EDV1969 (talkcontribs) 19:15, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

User talk:[edit]

Hi. Are you an admin. I figured with all the rights listed on your user page that you were. User:, 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)

User talk:itsmenewmarx1818[edit]

Hey please delete all the revision history of user itsmenewmarx1818, it shall be thankful to you. User:itsmenewmarx1818, —Preceding undated comment added 11:41, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

@Itsmenewmarx1818: Please see WP:RFO if you are concerned about your real name being on the wiki. Nihlus 11:50, 16 September 2018 (UTC)