- 1 Nomination
- 2 Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination
- 3 User:Dravecky, RIP
- 4 Wow
- 5 Extended confirmed protection
- 6 Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins
- 7 A new user right for New Page Patrollers
- 8 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
- 9 Administrators' newsletter - February 2017
- 10 Some baklava for you!
I saw that you would be willing to nominate users to become an administrator. I'm fairly new to wikipedia, but have really been enjoying working on counter-vandalism. If you could nominate me, I'd really appreciate it.
- Not to move in on Pedro's response, but since by your own admission you are a new editor and it appears as though you have <500 edits, it is highly unlikely that you would pass an RFA at this point in time, despite an endorsement by a veteran editor. I'd recommend waiting roughly about a year and several thousand edits before even contemplating running. Wisdom89 ♦talk 21:22, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination
Hi, Pedro! I've moved you to the "inactive" section at Wikipedia:Request an RfA nomination because you don't seem to have been that active recently. Feel free to move yourself back at any time. APerson (talk!) 17:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
- No, wise idea thanks - I'm likely to have some free time over the next few months but I can't make commitments so that was a good move. 19:40, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
I wanted to let you know that Dravecky (talk · contribs) died a few days ago. You co-nominated him for adminship with me back in 2008 (RfA). See Wikipedia:Deceased_Wikipedians/2016#Ed_Dravecky_III_(Dravecky) and his talk page for further details. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 04:05, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
- How sad. Thanks for letting me know, most kind. :( 19:35, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
RFA's shown in the universal box, passwords too short and lots of fun at ITN/C - wow - am I braced for this? I think I need to do a fair bit of background reading before hitting any buttons.19:47, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
Extended confirmed protection
Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins
Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
- Thank you bot. Might let this bed in a while first, but noting the recent compromised accounts on WP I've changed my password. 11:51, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
A new user right for New Page Patrollers
A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.
It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.
ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2017). This first issue is being sent out to all administrators, if you wish to keep receiving it please subscribe. Your feedback is welcomed.
- NinjaRobotPirate • Schwede66 • K6ka • Ealdgyth • Ferret • Cyberpower678 • Mz7 • Primefac • Dodger67
- Briangotts • JeremyA • BU Rob13
- A discussion to workshop proposals to amend the administrator inactivity policy at Wikipedia talk:Administrators has been in process since late December 2016.
- Wikipedia:Pending changes/Request for Comment 2016 closed with no consensus for implementing Pending changes level 2 with new criteria for use.
- Following an RfC, an activity requirement is now in place for bots and bot operators.
- When performing some administrative actions the reason field briefly gave suggestions as text was typed. This change has since been reverted so that issues with the implementation can be addressed. (T34950)
- Following the latest RfC concluding that Pending Changes 2 should not be used on the English Wikipedia, an RfC closed with consensus to remove the options for using it from the page protection interface, a change which has now been made. (T156448)
- The Foundation has announced a new community health initiative to combat harassment. This should bring numerous improvements to tools for admins and CheckUsers in 2017.
- JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.
13:38, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Some baklava for you!
|Mmm. Delicious. Tallahassle (talk) 17:56, 25 July 2017 (UTC)|