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Edits on the page listing project mgmt software[edit]

Any particular reason that you decided to remove my edits from the page on project management software. Specifically I had added "Primavera Systems" to the list of proprietory software available in the domain of project management software.

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Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your support on my RfA. It passed with 55/0/0. I'll try my best to be worthy of the trust the community has put in me. If there are any of my actions you have a problem with or a question about, please feel free to discuss this with me and if needed to revert me. If there is anything else I can help you with (backlogs, comments, ...), you can always contact me on my talk page. Fram 14:14, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

WP:JIMBOSAID[edit]

Greetings Renesis, judging by your MfD comments I suspect you may have not had an opportunity to read the "Jimbo said" essay. If you haven't done so already you might want to review that essay. Cheers. (Netscott) 17:36, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Hopefully I've cleared up what I meant at the MFD. -- Renesis (talk) 17:46, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Perth Meetup[edit]

Hi, I noticed your response at Jimbo's talk page even if that meetup doesnt occur we can still organise a meetup here then anyway. Drop me a note if your interested, or join our discussion at Wikipedia:Meetup/Perth you'll be more than welcome and we can also help you with anything you would like to see/do while your here. Gnangarra 00:48, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

WP:UW future?[edit]

Hi, Sorry for the blatant spam, but you have yourself down as active at WikiProject user warnings WP:UW. There is a discussion on going here that might be of interest to you about the future of this project. There are two strawpolls on the talk pages and the second one is about the future of the WP:UW project. Now we have the end in sight we are looking at wrapping up the project and merging it with Template messages/User talk namespace WP:UTM and creating a one stop shop for all userspace template issue. As you are or have been active on this project we feel you may have some input on this issue, and would like you to visit the discussion and give any thoughts you may have on the matter. Cheers Khukri 10:07, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

You may have a point that insulting revert summaries could incite more vandalism. But frankly, I doubt it. And I also don't see any particular reason to be civil to folks who are obviously trying to vandalize WP. (These examples are not simple mistakes by overeager newbies. They are clearly intentional vandalism.) Nonetheless, I'll try to watch it in the future. Phiwum 18:51, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

List of countries by population in 1907[edit]

You posted (a long time ago) on this page about it not being sorted by population. Well, I created a table that is hopefully complete and sorted. Before I add in the rankings, I was hoping you could give it a brief look and see if I missed a country or if a country/territory doesn't belong. I don't really know what to do with Indonesia and Malaysia, there's no definite data for those two. Appreciate it. MahangaTalk 01:12, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Simply[edit]

Glad to see you're back. Khukri 06:00, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

XL-EasyGantt[edit]

I have removed the {{db-bio}} tag you placed on page XL-EasyGantt. It isn't a biography, and appears to contain useful content. I've added an advert tag, so it might improve.--Rossheth | Talk 18:38, 4 June 2007 (UTC)


Renesis, did you asked for the speedy deletion of XL-EasyGantt? What is the reason for doing so? The content was about an application, how do you view it as different from the other applications listed on the List of project management software page?


Renesis, I appreciate your reply. I would further appreciate even more if you could help explain why are [KPlato], [ManageXPS], and [OmniPlan] notable when there are nothing much in the content that suggest that they are and I could not see how different are them from the rest of the gantt tools. Why are they not deleted speedily?

Excel based Gantt charts form a class of its own comparing to other standalone or web based pm tools because it provides the project managers and adhoc pms a good way to create gantt charts and distributing them to other team members and escpecially the senior executives who may not want to install additional applications on their workstations just to view and reponse to the project plans. It is notable because this is not what other scheduling tools can do easily. Most require the plans to be exported and/or require a viewer or need the application iteself to be installed. By using the popular apps like MS Excel, Excel based gantt tools help to bring project management practices of using Gantt Charts to the masses.

It took us a long time to find something really works in Excel untill XL-EasyGantt. I am a user of this tool. Like many other PMs, I find that it is useful because though there are methods available in pieces here and there on the web teaching some ways of manually creating the gantt charts in MS Excel and some commercial tools that do not work as well, this tool somewhat pieces all things together very conveniently. Thus it is quoted in the list as a reference. Of course if other users have other Excel based gantt tools that are notable we would welcome them to list them in the Excel Gantt Tool section too wouldn't we?

Further, if we want to maintain a listing of software in wiki, then perhaps, that article should have a guideline section, stating, what is the selection criteria for certain software to be listed. Why some software are listed and some are not listed and who made the decision. I believe this will avoid others from thinking that there could be some prejudice in the way the list is being maintained.

Thank you. Vikerbandt.

Tagging programs with {{db-bio}}[edit]

Hi Renesis. WP:CSD#A7 is for articles about "a person, group of people, band, club, company, or website". Computer software does not fall under this. Neil  08:23, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

I came by to say exactly the same thing. Please read the tags before you add them. - BanyanTree 08:57, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
It absolutely does. Are you telling me that a simple bio article that doesn't establish notability needs to go through AFD just because the writer made it about their "software" instead of their company? I think you need to reread the WP:CSD guidelines. "Unremarkable people, groups, companies and web content" are the exact words, and these software products absolutely are about their companies, and often web content too. -- Renesis (talk) 16:05, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
You're extrapolating - "It says A & B, so clearly it must also mean C". "About" is not "is". Given how fiercely the exact wording of the current criteria was fought over, if there was consensus on "Unremarkable people, groups, companies, web content and software" then that is what the criterion would say. Admins have been hauled before ArbCom for using the bit to accomplish what the rules 'should' say. You need a proposal to modify policy. As for your argument that you carefully read the article and then nominated it under an invalid criterion, but that there is another valid criterion that the evaluating admin should have deleted under anyway, I really don't have much to say besides that, in the case of old articles where the evaluator has to ask why the article was never challenged before, the CSD evaluation may include if the nominator shows a solid grasp of policy and their judgment relied upon. I won't even ask why you didn't delete the articles yourself. - BanyanTree 19:48, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

danah boyd[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you recently reverted a move of Danah Boyd to "Danah boyd", which would be the most factually-correct title Wikipedia is technically able to provide for that article. While I don't know danah, I have made use of her research and commentary and so it annoys me that the article on her is incorrect. I'd like to propose once again that the article be moved, and so I'm looking for opinions from those who've opposed or reverted such moves in the past.

I've read through previous debates about the article, and the rationale which has consistently been applied is threefold:

  • Some mainstream media sources list her name as "Danah Boyd".
  • WP:NAME indicates that proper names should be capitalized.
  • Users searching for a proper name will be likely to capitalize it, and would be confused if such a search returned no result.

But there are problems with this:

  • First and foremost, "Danah Boyd" is inaccurate; she indicates that she has legally changed her name to "danah boyd", and searching publicly-available records should easily back this up and make it a simple case of verification. There is no online access I could find to perform a search for California name-change records, so no hyperlink to that is available for citing in the article, but the University of California does publicly identify her on her departmental web page as "danah boyd". Additionally, publications from respected academic sources -- papers by danah and papers by others which cite danah -- include the name "danah boyd", not the name "Danah Boyd". For purposes of WP:V, this should trump apparent typographic mistakes in mainstream media sources (in previous debates, it's been mentioned that mainstream news has occasionally identified her as "Dana" -- without the final "h" -- and that Wikipedia has already chosen to ignore such references on the grounds that they are verifiably typos).
  • WP:BLP indicates that the highest priority is to "get the article right", and the current article verifiably does not do so. Worse, it propagates inaccurate information against the known, published beliefs of the subject regarding her own identity; this violates BLP. This also seems to be a case where BLP's guidelines for using the subject of the article as a source apply and provide another strong argument in favor of "danah boyd", because there is no reasonable doubt that she is the one claiming her name is lower-case and this information is not "unduly self-serving".
  • Search issues can easily be mitigated by providing a redirect from "Danah Boyd" to a more correctly-titled article.
  • The explanatory text of WP:IAR indicates that it should be applied when other rules get in the way of improving Wikipedia. Providing factual information about a living person while respecting that person's beliefs is pretty much undeniably an improvement of Wikipedia, so IAR should trump everything, including naming conventions.

If I'm misunderstanding something, please let me know, but as I see it there's no reason why Danah Boyd should not be moved to "Danah boyd", with a redirect for search purposes, and with a note on the final location of the article indicating that Wikipedia's technical limitations prevent the title from being presented in the proper case. And I see several reasons why the title should be presented as closely to the correct lower-case version as possible. Do you know of any other objections I've missed in the above reasoning? Ubernostrum 01:30, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Furthermore, we do have a template to indicate idiosyncratic capitalization, as well as a mention in the Manual of Style. k.d. lang. catherine yronwode. e.e. cummings. I have restored the move. DS 02:00, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Republicofwiki[edit]

Thank you for unblocking the user. Vassyana 17:30, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Mediation[edit]

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Vertabase Pro[edit]

I'd nominate this for afd, but I'm not sure how in this instance, since it's the second nomination. Would the {{afd}} still work? -WarthogDemon 23:02, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. :) Yeah, I do have a problem overlooking simple things like that. Thanks for the help, and if I may also say, thanks for the accidental template edit. I've been worrying about some real-life things today, and for some reason seeing the prod and templates on my talk page made me laugh and lifted my spirits. :) -WarthogDemon 23:42, 24 July 2007 (UTC)


I would like to remount a non-commercial piece on the good that this company does and its ideas. Is this possible?-Chm2008 12:42, 12 February 2008 (EST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.95.108.111 (talk)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Messageboxes[edit]

I've nominated Wikipedia:WikiProject Messageboxes, a page you created, for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Messageboxes and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Messageboxes during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. SLSB talk ER 16:45, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

In case you didn't notice, I userfied the above page per your request, to User:Renesis/WikiProject Messageboxes. --kingboyk 11:57, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Elonka 2[edit]

Thank you for your support in my Request for Adminship. Unfortunately the nomination did not succeed, but please rest assured that I am still in full support of the Wikipedia project, and I'll try again in a few months! If you ever have any questions or suggestions for me, please don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes, --Elonka 06:30, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania 2008[edit]

Hey! I'm contacting all the members of wikiproject Perth because, I have put in an incomplete bid for Perth to hold Wikimania 2008. Please show your support by adding your name to the list and help contribute by improving our bid which is incomplete and located here - thanks Talk to symode09's or How's my driving? 18:11, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

The RX-7 Club Knows About j00![edit]

I guess the RX-8 Club does, too, since I'm member there (but not an owner.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.212.30.130 (talk) 19:12, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Thank you very much for your support at my RfA. Regards, Jogers (talk) 09:44, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

List of project management software[edit]

Re:[1]. I agree, looks much better.cheers --Hu12 (talk) 03:51, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

AtTask[edit]

I'll reply on my talk page. Bearian (talk) 16:28, 19 December 2007 (UTC)


Eagle Mountain, Utah[edit]

Renesis, thank you for being so valiant in your standards of editing. Unfortunately, you have blocked mark58 as a contributor...mark58 is following the former mayor, Brian Olsen's story with much interest. Factual citations are what I'm after. Yet, According to the paragraph alledging Olsen was under iunvestigation in the UHP alluding to something with charges is not correct. The accompanying citation (10) has nothing to do with the statement and is therefore not a source. Just because a citation is listed , you automatically consider it legite? Please review the citation and see that someone else should be blocked for failing to cite a legitimate source. Thank You ....mark58

I have fixed the citation and replied to you at Talk:Eagle Mountain, Utah. -- Renesis (talk) 16:31, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Archive box[edit]

Oh, sorry. It does not affect most of the pages, and i figured that the user could always undo it if they did not agree. MrKIA11 (talk) 17:52, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

I that specific example, nothing was changed. box-width=auto does nothing. I do actually look to see what it looks like before I change it, and I attempt to emulate that as closely as possible. The majority of the changes actually make the box bigger, and so there is just more space, nothing cut off. MrKIA11 (talk) 18:10, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I never realized that. MrKIA11 (talk) 18:20, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

My Rfa[edit]

Well, not this time anyway it seems...my effort to regain my adminship was unsuccessful, but your support was still very much appreciated. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Thank you!--MONGO 07:20, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

TriPod the band[edit]

Sure, I'm always happy to explain an admin decision. First of all, there are third party references listed in the references section of the article (the two books). Second, according to criterion 4 of WP:BAND, a band is notable if it has gone on an international concert tour, which the article says Tripod has. Third, it's arguable that Moonjune Records (the band's label) meets criterion 5 of WP:BAND.
I hope this addresses your concerns. Sarcasticidealist (talk) 23:54, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Tracker (business software)[edit]

I noticed that you substantially edited the Tracker (business software) page. This article was already reviewed by admins and approved for inclusion in Wikipedia. It did not contain any promotional language or advertorial claims. The section you removed including a screenshot from each software package, and a list of the included modules. I disagree that this section constituted blatant advertising, as the screenshots illustrated the different user interfaces, and the list of modules (not features) demonstrated the differences between the packages.
However, I can understand how the article may have appeared like a product sheet. In order to minimize controversy, I have restored the screenshots, and abbreviated the package description. If you still disagree with the content, then lets have a conversation on the article's discussion page.
You also removed links to the article from List of project management software. Again, I can understand how this may have appeared to be advertising. However, the three products described in Tracker (business software) are very different. TrackerSuite.Net is a Web based application, and should be listed as such. Tracker Suite and TrackerOffice are both desktop applications, but TrackerOffice does not include functions for issue tracking or resource management. Do you have a suggestion for how else these different products might be listed in that article? Regards, KarsKormak (talk) 17:32, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. I'd like to clarify my point, I disagree that a component list of a software package constitutes advertising for that software, any more than a recipe for a cake constitutes advertising for that cake. If it were a list of product features, that would be a different animal entirely. However, we seem to have reached an accord with the current state of the page, and I am satisfied with it. As for the List of project management software, would you object to my lumping Tracker Suite and TrackerOffice as a single link entry in Desktop Applications, and TrackerSuite.Net on its own under Web based Applications? Regards, KarsKormak (talk) 18:46, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Then there appears to be some confusion here. You state that you would not object to a list of components, which is what you removed from the page. The Tracker packages are modular application suites. That is, the client organization could deploy the entire suite of modules, or simply the modules for Time Reporting, Project Management and Personnel Management. The lists you removed were not the features of single application, but the applications within each Tracker product, in the same way Microsoft Office includes Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint applications (which are listed in the Microsoft Office article).
In regards to our listing on List of project management software, your analogy to Microsoft Project / Microsoft Project Server is inaccurate. Microsoft Project Server is not a project management application in itself, it serves to extend Microsoft Project (which is listed on the LoPMS page, appropriately) by providing report storage and Internet capabilities. It does not provide actual project management tools and functions (task management, scheduling, WBS). Again, I understand and agree that multiple links to the same page should be avoided, and if the List of project management software page were structured differently (Perhaps as a grid?) this wouldn't be an issue. However, as it categorizes products by platfrom (proprietary desktop, proprietary Web based), there doesn't seem to be another way to accurately place the links. Regards, KarsKormak (talk) 18:09, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Oldpeerreviews/doc[edit]

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Oops[edit]

Oops, sorry about that. We've been having a lot of page move vandalism lately and the title of the page you last moved looked like vandalism, didn't realize until after I hit the button. Should be all fixed up now. Mr.Z-man 06:11, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Do not assume ownership? What...?[edit]

I got this message from you about the Revenge of the Fallen article. I never claimed ownership of the article. I didn't even start it. If it was about me reverting your changes, then you should know your edits WILL be scrutinized. From time to time you may get changes reverted. Note that reverts are also scrutinized by other users. It's the way Wikipedia works. If you don't like that, maybe it is you the one that should consider not making the changes in the first place. The reason for my edit was specified in the edit summary and no other user saw any problem with it. Uker (talk) 10:44, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, I took a look again at your edit, which can be seen here and yes, you removed that 'weasel' sentence, which I could agree with, but that was among a bunch of other edits which were not justified, neither in the summary, nor the discussion page. Guidelines suggest that if you're making a lot of changes, each one for different reasons, you make them in separate edits. Had they been separate edits I sure wouldn't have reverted them all. Uker (talk) 17:43, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
Whoa. That's strange. On an rhetoric note, I'm thinking what would have happened hadn't I cited the link to the diff. I guess things wouldn't have worked out that well. Anyway, glad we could work this out. Cheers! Uker (talk) 20:02, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Template:Elementary arithmetic[edit]

As an editor to Template:Elementary arithmetic, you may be interested in a comment I left there last week. - dcljr (talk) 19:20, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

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Counter sniping tactics[edit]

In accordance to how you ahve described them on your userpage, I have tagged one of the articles as overlinked and the other to be copy editied. To enable others editors to know what is wrong with and help with this article, what is specifically wrong with Counter-sniper tactics? Thanks, Acather96 (talk) 20:26, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Howtoedit[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Renesis,

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 obar@msu.edu (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 obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.9.34.167 (talk) 20:51, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Nutshell image[edit]

This post in a nutshell: Can you re-license this image as CC-Zero?

Hello Renesis. As you're probably aware, your Walnut.png image has been used to illustrate all the policy pages on Wikipedia and Commons due to its inclusion in {{Nutshell}}. Unfortunately, this use violates the terms of the license you have chosen for the image, as there is no attribution or link provided to the image description page. I was wondering if you would consider re-licensing the image under {{Cc-zero}} so that we could continue using the image in the template. Otherwise, we may need to change it to a different image. Sorry to bug you with this red tape, but we need to make sure that we're actually following our licenses if we expect our re-users to do the same. Cheers. Kaldari (talk) 20:51, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, it looks like it does link on English Wikipedia, but not on Commons.[2] I can add the linking behavior to the template on Commons, or you could switch the license on the file to {{Cc-zero}} (instead of {{Cc-by-sa}}), which would make the link unnecessary. Just let me know which you would prefer. Kaldari (talk) 22:51, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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I know I'm responding to a bot, but for the record I do intend to stay active :) -- Renesis (talk) 05:59, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Legend3[edit]

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Notable people in Eagle Mountain[edit]

I noticed that you have done some editing on the Eagle Mountain page. While surfing Wikipedia I noticed that some cities have a list of notable people. I was thinking of adding a section to the Eagle Mountain page and putting Noelle Pikus-Pace and myself (Daniel Burton) in the section. However, I'm not sure if this is OK, or if someone else like you should do it. Thanks Danpburton (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 18:24, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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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)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Renesis.

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.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Renesis. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 01:30, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next several days. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. — xaosflux Talk 15:52, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter - February 2017[edit]

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.

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  • 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.

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  • JohnCD (John Cameron Deas) passed away on 30 December 2016. John began editing Wikipedia seriously during 2007 and became an administrator in November 2009.

13:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Renesis. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority 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 in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)