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Sturm und Drang[edit]

Sorry if you're inconvenienced by the rangeblock on You don't need to be told that it's perfectly legitimate for an editor to deregister and edit as an IP, especially when the username is unsuitable. Unfortunately, Sunshine has unorthodox ideas on the use of the toolkit - for example he has protected the reference desk for three months although a hundred editors and administrators have told him not to and nobody supports the move. In January he narrowly escaped a de - sysop for abuse.

It might be worth making an unblock request at ANI - there are many sympathetic administrators there. All the best, (talk) 10:14, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

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DRN help needed and volunteer roll call[edit]

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Sorry twinkle error[edit]

i do not know how to use twinkle yet — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hot Riley (talkcontribs) 20:04, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Protection of this page[edit]

This user told me to contact on the user talk page, so here's the official request. On 31 March 2016, Magioladitis protected User talk:Riley Huntley with "Move=Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" because of page move vandalism, but that protection level was wrong. The protection level of both that page and this page should instead be "Move=Require administrator access". The message was removed from User talk:Magioladitis and the WP:RFPP request was declined. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 00:46, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

@GeoffreyT2000: I am at a loss to why you are even making an "official" request or getting involved with a protection that has no effect on any one other than myself. The reason why the protection is not "move=sysop" is so that 1) I can move my talk page for easy archiving in the way I prefer 2) To not interfere with my rename which just occured and 3) because the only move vandalism was by non-autoconfirmed users. I encourage you to focus on useful contributions instead of meddling in user page protections that do not effect you. ~riley (talk) 00:51, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
@~riley and Magioladitis: There has been no move vandalism by non-autoconfirmed users, since unconfirmed users cannot move pages, whatever the protection on the page (see WP:CONFIRM and WP:MOVE particularly WP:MOVE#Move restrictions). If you are thinking of the move by Rj15rj15 at 22:54, 30 March 2016, they had become autoconfirmed more than sixteen hours earlier, at 06:35, 30 March 2016, that being their tenth edit.
In short: setting "Move=Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" is pointless. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:01, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
So unless we're looking to make work, it's fine as is because clearly, theres been no other vandalism to worry about. :) ~riley (talk) 16:18, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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Hi ~riley, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! — xaosflux Talk 04:50, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

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New Page Review needs your help[edit]

Hi ~riley,

As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

(Sent to all active AfC reviewers) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:33, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected[edit]

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Season's Greetings![edit]

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Wishing you a speedy recovery and best health possible. Merry Christmas.--Mona778 (talk) 04:37, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Dreaded 45 day list[edit]

Hello, just here to remind you to login to the ACC interface, you're on the dreaded 45 day list. Thanx, - Mlpearc (open channel) 20:53, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Hey Riley, I just check your 'tribs and the message at the top of your talk, I'm going to suspend your account for security reasons, I hope you're feeling better. Just ping me when you're back and I'll activate you account. again hope you are well, Cheers, - Mlpearc (open channel) 20:58, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
@Mlpearc: My apologies for the confusion, that message is old and due to be replaced. I am not active here, but on Commons. Please unsuspend as I am actively mailing list moderating for ACC. ~riley (talk)
Glad to hear you're OK, I'll unsuspended your account in a second, but Stwalkerster or Fastlizard will have to restore the IRC channel and mailing list. Again glad you're OK :) - Mlpearc (open channel) 03:14, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Hey Riley, I'm also glad to hear you're okay. I've gone ahead and restored your access to IRC and the mailing list since you were unsuspended very shortly after the original suspension. As a reminder, though, please remember that the best way to ensure that you aren't suspended for inactivity is to log in to the tool at least once every 45 days; you don't even have to handle any requests, just log in. Unfortunately, it's the only way for us to know you're active since it's impossible to see if you (or anyone else) is performing list moderator actions, and in the future - depending on who is reviewing the 45 day inactive list - it cannot be guaranteed that you'll receive warning of an inactivity suspension beforehand or afterwards (besides the automatic "access suspended" email from ACC). But anyway, welcome back I suppose! --FastLizard4 (talkcontribs) 07:14, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Inactive page blanked[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm BrownHairedGirl. I wanted to let you know that I've blanked one of your drafts (User:~riley/ACC sandbox) due to your inactivity. If you decide to come back and start editing again, don't fret as the previous contents of the article are still available in the page history. Just click the "Undo" button next to my edit and everything will be back to like it was. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. Thank you. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 11:35, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

PS: I blanked the page because it was generating non-existent categories which clutter up Special:WantedCategories, where editors are busy trying to clear a huge backlog. If you restore the page, please can ensure that it doesn't do that? Thanks! --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 11:36, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Protection again[edit]

Can an administrator please remove the pointless "Require autoconfirmed or confirmed access" level for move protection from this page and User talk:Riley Huntley? No need to have it say here. (talk) 01:36, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Not done Protection was instated for page-move vandalism. If you disagree, ask the protecting administrator or, if they are inactive, file a request at WP:RFPP. Regards SoWhy 11:00, 28 April 2017 (UTC)