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Courtesy notice[edit]

Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Edit_warring#User:Scottywong_reported_by_User:Ronz_.28Result:_.29. --Ronz (talk) 15:09, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

RfA stat routines[edit]

Your rfastats vote counter apparently looks for literal strings to determine if the RfA was successful or unsuccessful. The strings have apparently changed over time, so the comparison no longer works; recent failed RfAs are showing up "Not closed yet". For example, the search above did not determine the outcome for Anarchyte's RfA until I downcased two characters in this edit. The edit just changed

  • The following discussion is preserved as an archive of a [[Wikipedia:Requests for adminship|request for adminship]] that '''did not succeed'''.

to

  • The following discussion is preserved as an archive of a [[wikipedia:requests for adminship|request for adminship]] that '''did not succeed'''.

I could edit more RfAs, but the simpler approach would be if you could modify your code to use both strings or use a case-insensitive string comparison. Thanks. Glrx (talk) 01:15, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't maintain the code for these tools anymore. The source code is all public, if anyone is interested in taking it over, although the code is probably rather outdated by now. ‑Scottywong| prattle _ 16:59, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
Instead of editing closed RfAs with pointless edits, please request that someone else take over the tool over on WP:BOTREQ. Closed RfAs should not be edited. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 00:54, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
The edits are not pointless. Glrx (talk) 02:42, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
They are pointless because this could easily be fixed by you getting someone else to take over the malfunctioning bot. You should not be editing the closed RfAs just to get a bot to do it's job because it was programmed too narrowly. Get the bot fixed. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 05:06, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Glrx, I can't help feeling that Nihonjoe is correct. More so that Scott has clearly been retired for a long time. It's my contention that really useful, even necessary bots and/or scripts (such as for example Edit Counters, and COPYVIO detectors) should be taken over and maintained by the Foundation anyway, but perhaps not everyone would agree with that. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:26, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

YGM[edit]

--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:26, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Editor interaction analyzer[edit]

Hi Scottywong, I haven't been able to get the above to respond lately. I'm getting only: "waiting for tools.wmflabs.org". I don't know whether it's an issue with your tool or with the WMF. Can you advise? SarahSV (talk) 19:34, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Scottywong. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Scottywong. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 18:49, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

NPP & AfC[edit]

A dedicated venue for combined discussion about NPP & AfC where a work group is also proposed has been created. See: Wikipedia:The future of NPP and AfC --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:59, 24 September 2016 (UTC)