- 1 Sturm und Drang
- 2 WIR A+F
- 3 DRN help needed and volunteer roll call
- 4 Sorry twinkle error
- 5 Protection of this page
- 6 Autopatrolled granted
- 7 2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey
- 8 RileyBot
- 9 Talkback
- 10 New newsletter for Notifications
- 11 New Page Review needs your help
- 12 ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
- 13 BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected
- 14 Season's Greetings!
- 15 Dreaded 45 day list
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Sturm und Drang
Sorry if you're inconvenienced by the rangeblock on 126.96.36.199/22. 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.
Hoping you enjoyed the recently-held in-person Art+Feminism meetup,
DRN help needed and volunteer roll call
You are receiving this message because you have listed yourself on the list of volunteers at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard/Volunteering#List of the DRN volunteers.
First, assistance is needed at DRN. We have recently closed a number of cases without any services being provided for lack of a volunteer willing to take the case. There are at least three cases awaiting a volunteer at this moment. Please consider taking one.
Second, this is a volunteer roll call. If you remain interested in helping at DRN and are willing to actively do so by taking at least one case (and seeing it through) or helping with administrative matters at least once per calendar month, please add your name to this roll call list. Individuals currently on the principal volunteer list who do not add their name on the roll call list will be removed from the principal volunteer list after June 30, 2016 unless the DRN Coordinator chooses to retain their name for the best interest of DRN or the encyclopedia. Individuals whose names are removed after June 30, 2016, should feel free to re-add their names to the principal volunteer list, but are respectfully requested not to do so unless they are willing to take part at DRN at least one time per month as noted above. No one is going to be monitoring to see if you live up to that commitment, but we respectfully ask that you either live up to it or remove your name from the principal volunteer list.
Sorry twinkle error
Protection of this page
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)
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)
2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey
The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has appointed a committee to lead the search for the foundation’s next Executive Director. One of our first tasks is to write the job description of the executive director position, and we are asking for input from the Wikimedia community. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help us better understand community and staff expectations for the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.
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Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:48, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Please see Wikipedia:Bot_owners'_noticeboard#Last_chance_to_fix_these_bots. — xaosflux Talk 18:48, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
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New Page Review needs your help
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.
ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected
AfC Reviewers are asked to be especially on the look out 08:00-20:00 UTC (that's local London time - check your USA and AUS times) on Thursday 8 December for new pages. The BBC together with Wikimedia UK is holding a large 12-hour editathon. Many new articles and drafts are expected. See BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon. Follow also on #100womenwiki, and please, don't bite the newbies :) (user:Kudpung for NPR. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:02, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
Dreaded 45 day list
- 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)
- 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 (talk•contribs) 07:14, 14 March 2017 (UTC)