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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Stan Shebs,

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 community HERE, 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 name HERE 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) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 20:54, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Buddleja marrubiifolia[edit]

Can't miss out on some good photos. Leeuwenberg's monograph has just arrived, and I note he uses te 'ii' in his spelling, so I've moved the page back to its original title. Not for me to disagree with the great A J M. Ptelea (talk) 09:25, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Science lovers wanted![edit]

Science lovers wanted!
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 00:46, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of L2 Design Group for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article L2 Design Group is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/L2 Design Group until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Joe Baugher[edit]

Hi, I am hoping to create an article around File:Luckiest man in Iraq.ogg. Dr. Baugher's website has information that I hope to cite as a reference. Do you know him at all? One of the books he lists as a source may have more information that may be helpful. I have the article started in my user space now.--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:10, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Photo usage[edit]

Hi, I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I wanted to let you know I've used one of your pictures.

I found your picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pipa_pipa_1.jpg

And I attributed the picture like this: Stan Shebs with this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Stan_Shebs and also added a link to the license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum Or through here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnimalAlbum/156339584490672

Kind regards, Garfunkel Jansen (talk) 20:32, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Thanks for taking the picture and making it available.

Gibraltarpedia[edit]

Hi! I wondered if you could list some notable missing stamps and philately related stuff to Wikipedia:WikiProject Gibraltar/to do in terms of missing articles. Would be good to have a great coverage of Gibraltar stamps too.♦ Dr. Blofeld 16:48, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Permission to use a photo[edit]

Hello,

The SCÉRÉN (Service Culture Édition - Ressources pour l'Éducation Nationale) is the public network of editors of the French National Ministery of Education. We provide books, websites, CD/DVD-ROMs, etc. to help teachers carrying out their job. The CRDP (Centre Régional de Documentation Pédagogique) of the academy of Nice is the French southeast editor of this network. We are actually working on a book dedicated to history and geography for French high school teachers, titled "Cartes et documents en histoire-géographie 2de" (http://media-crdp.net/intercartes.net/), and we urge to have the authorization to use these drawings found on your web site:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Las_Vegas_South_Fort_Apache_Road_1.jpg

Despite this photo is under CC-BY-SA license, our National Center (CNDP) wants the editors to be officially granted the use of these documents. So, could you please reply to my email with your permission.

fabien.nguyen AROBASE ac-nice.fr http://www.cndp.fr/crdp-nice/

Please, let me know rapidly if we can use it.

Best regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fabien NGUYEN (talkcontribs) 13:12, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Certainly you have my permission and blessing to use the picture, but I'm not clear on what your email address is. Why not send me email directly, and I can reply to that? The "E-mail this user" link over on the side should work fine. Stan (talk) 18:10, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Philip Roth[edit]

Stan, you said you were the "English Wikipedia Administrator" who corresponded with Philip Roth. Would you mind publishing the correspondence so that the community can understand exactly what happened? Or at least give a secondary source to verify your claim ;) Seriously though, I think it would greatly help the discussion if we could see exactly what happened between us and Mr. Roth. Thanks! Erudy (talk) 22:40, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

It probably would be helpful. I am not confident that Roth fully understood what was problematic about his intended edits, and his monopoly on the public account so far is frustrating. --Jprg1966 (talk) 02:44, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Just joking, sorry guys. I probably shouldn't think about Roth too much more, otherwise I'll start to get angry about his high-handed and egotistical treatment of a bunch of volunteers who don't deserve to be ragged on for their efforts to contribute to society. Stan (talk) 04:40, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
You mean you aren't the "English Wikipedia Administrator" and you were joking about being him/her? I'm just trying to clarify here, so there's no confusion. SilverserenC 04:53, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I was joking about that. Apparently using both smiley faces and "lo" are not enough to flag a joke these days, and not enough people are appreciating how the internal discussion has mostly descended into absurdity. (I must say, it's intriguing that the actual person hasn't spoken up by now....) Stan (talk) 05:00, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Chris G. suggested on the article talk page that there are "privacy issues," so that we "probably" will never know. Alanscottwalker (talk) 13:06, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
UTRS is private. Secretlondon (talk) 01:12, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

You've got mail[edit]

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Punica granatum and other pictures[edit]

Dear Mr Shebs,

we're making a project for the horticultur university of Weihenstephan/Germany. For this project I want to use some of your pictures. It would be nice, if you could contact me to my Email-Adresse, a.haeussermann@hotmail.de for questions about the licence for the pictures.

All the best Alex (ALEX) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.27.48.55 (talk) 13:34, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Removing flag on Maria Goeppert-Mayer[edit]

Hi Stan,

I'm a Wikipedia user (and sometimes, editor). I was reading the Maria Goeppert-Mayer article, and saw a robot claiming that the article may have been copied and pasted from an everything2.com post. A deep-dive into the edit history shows it turned from a stub article to a proper Wikipedia article during your 2004 revisions, which bear almost no similarity to that page. There seems to merely be one phrase in common that you introduced, and it seems pretty clear that your article is original work. Your edit of this article

I'm removing the flag on that page. Let me know if there's anything else to do.

Kawdyr (talk) 14:02, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

My participation was just to merge from [[1]], which may itself have been copied from elsewhere; it was created by an anon in one pass, which raises suspicions, and I know back then I wasn't so careful about checking suspicious sources. Stan (talk) 12:48, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Crat statement draft[edit]

Hi Following the drama at BN, I'm trying to come up with a statement all Crats could agree to. Please take a look, below. I am quite content to do this onwiki -we have always worked transparently, except where secrecy is essential (ie RTV). I think we should be able to wordsmith a statement acceptable to all, and I think it's an important thing to do.

  1. In my opinion, this issue has come about through an unfortunate proliferation of documentation: policy, guideline, how-to etc
  2. I am not convinced that there is community consensus on all of the points encapsulated in those various pages
  3. I am unhappy at what may be described as some or all of: inconsistencies, inaccuracies or lack of clarity in that documentation
  4. I do not believe that any of the issues we have faced have been caused by Crats trying to widen their powers
  5. I would like to see the issues clarified, based on consensus, and for the documentation to be updated accordingly
  6. I'd like to thank Griot-de for generously withdrawing the rename request

Signed [crat sig] Lmk what you think. Many thanks, --Dweller (talk) 14:16, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Index of Malawi-related articles for deletion[edit]

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Batum listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Naval History[edit]

Aye Stan, long time - no talk to. As I guess you know I'm a member of WikiProject Ships. To help naval historians here at Wikipedia in the effort of writing and citing naval history articles sometime ago I created the List of ships captured in the 19th century and Bibliography of early American naval history pages. Over the last year(+) I have been tracking down and including names of captured ships and naval history texts for inclusion in either of these articles. I like to think that I have included most captured ships (19th century) and most naval history texts (covering the 1700s-1800s) for inclusion in these articles, so if you know of any captured ships or naval history texts that are not included would you kindly include them, either on the page or the talk page of the appropriate article? Any help would be a big help and feedback is always welcomed. Thanx! -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:34, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Forest Service use of photos[edit]

I am working with the Forest Service at the Spring Mountains NRA on their new interpretive centre in Kyle Canyon. The new centre will include several interpretive exhibits that aim to help visitors better understand the interconnected ecosystems of the Spring Mountains, and the role they play as stewards of this special place. We are hoping that visitors will be inspired to further explore the NRA, but with an understanding and respect for its fragile ecosystems, its cultural heritage and its significance to Nuwuvi people.

We came across many of your wonderful botanic photos of endemic species at the Spring Mountains, on Creative Commons and would like to incorporate several of them into the interpretive exhibits to especially highlight the unique species and conditions at the Spring Mountains. (as well as some of the invasives) Below is a list of the images we would like to use. I would just like to confirm your CC license that these are free for the Forest Service to use in their exhibits and that they should be attributed to "Stan Shebs".

We are very grateful for your contribution to this project and hope that your images will help to inspire visitors to take a closer look at the incredible plants and animals that make their homes here. The photos that we hope to use are as follows:

enstemon_leiophyllus_var_keckii_8.jpg x 2 Ionactis_caelestis_5.jpg; x2 Astragalus_aequalis_2.jpg Astragalus_remotus_2.jpg Draba_jaegeri_5.jpg Sphaeromeria_compacta_5.jpg; Aquilegia_shockleyi_2.jpg Dodecatheon_redolens_5.jpg Red_brome_grass.jpeg Salt Bush_Atriplex_hymenelytra.jp Rhaponticum_repens_3.jpg Aquilegia_shockleyi_4.jpg Aquilegia_shockleyi_2.jpg Cercis_occidentalis_1.jpg; Cercis_occidentalis_branch.jpg

Please contact me at [redacted for privacy]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.67.165.66 (talkcontribs)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:06, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 19:54, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

WP Philately in the Signpost[edit]

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Philately for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 15:00, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

File:Stamp CA 1973 8c Xmas.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Replaceable fair use File:Stamp UK 1983 28p Xmas.jpg[edit]

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Username change[edit]

Can you please change my username? LinkVijay [talk] 21:25, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Acceptable Reference Sources[edit]

Hello Stan, I am a new Wikipedian, interested in contributing to articles on WW2. Eisenhower in his book 'Crusade to Europe' makes a statement about German p.o.w.s on p. 452 which has a footnote referring to a SHAEF G2 Summary. Are the SHAEF G2 Summaries, specifically the Weekly Intelligence Summaries, acceptable as a reference source for articles? They were originally secret documents printed by Assistant Chief of Staff, but are now readily available from the Eisenhower Library. I have 10 of the 59 weekly reports, and would like to use their figures in Wikipedia articles. Jtbrown43 (talk) 21:09, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Zeratul for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Zeratul is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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Image deletion[edit]

It looks like no one told you about this deletion nomination: commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cover DE 1936 Hinden-800px.jpg. ww2censor (talk) 23:34, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

WP:VG Interview[edit]

This hasn't hit the mainstream yet, but today is an important day for WP:VG. We've reached our 10 year anniversary! The WP:VG Newsletter crew are interested in running a feature this quarter on the early days of WP:VG and because you are one of the earliest contributors to the WikiProject, we need your help. In the last 10 years a lot has changed and we'd love to hear your perspective on it. One of the biggest changes may be your level of participation in the WikiProject or even in Wikipedia generally. This is why I'm contacting you almost 2 months before the newsletter is due to come out (it's due on April 2). I'm hoping that you'll have time somewhere between now and then to answer a few general questions reflecting on WP:VG and Wikipedia in general. Please contact me here if you would be willing to answer a few questions for our anniversary article. If you can participate, please mark this beside your name on the list, and if you can't participate please also mark this on the list by deleting your name or overstriking it. I hope this will be a fun and interesting quarter for the WP:VG Newsletter! Thanks in advance. -Thibbs (talk) 12:40, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

  • PS - If you'd prefer, I could also contact you by email. Let me know if that would be more convenient for you. -Thibbs (talk) 22:30, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Black Buck for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Minas Morgul for deletion[edit]

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== Proposed deletion of Strategy & Tactics ==
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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) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Stan Shebs,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Hoth for deletion[edit]

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City of Adelaide (1864)[edit]

As you are a previous editor of City of Adelaide (1864), you may be interested in the Style Proposal on Talk:City of Adelaide (1864)
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Invitation[edit]

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Deletion request[edit]

Hello Stan. I created a redirect People's Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs of the USSR for the article People's Commissariat for Communications of the USSR. But actually I now plan to create an article about People's Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs of the USSR itself. Would you do me a great favor and delete the redirect page? The fact is I don't want to create the article using the redirect page. I am afraid that in this case the article would not be counted by the wiki system in my list of created pages. So, I would really appreciate if you, as an admin, could help me with this problem. Thank you. --Michael Romanov (talk) 11:02, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

OK done. Stan (talk) 13:15, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much, sir, for your time. Best, --Michael Romanov (talk) 13:46, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
BTW, Michael was asking me about getting autopatroller rights. Perhaps you can do that for him. ww2censor (talk) 13:34, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Yep, that would be wonderful. I left the request here but don't know how soon this would be processed. --Michael Romanov (talk) 13:46, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Stan. I faced a weird problem when created the new page People's Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs of the USSR. it was immediately tagged with {{csb-wikipage}} saying:

The CorenSearchBot has performed a web search with the contents of this page, and it appears to be a substantial copy of the Wikipedia page People's Commissariat for Posts and Telegraphs of the USSR. Content copied from one page to another must be properly attributed; see Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. It will soon be reviewed to determine if there are any copyright issues. If the bot has made an error or the content is properly attributed: Simply note so on the this article's discussion page and remove the tag.

How would this ever possible that the page is an identical copy of itself? :) Could you address this issue, please? --Michael Romanov (talk) 13:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

I suspect the bot compared with a saved copy, which was the content before you made the first move. I would just call it a bot error, note it on the talk page, and delete the bot's note - its purpose is to detect accidental copies, not deliberate ones like this. Stan (talk) 14:22, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Deletion request 2[edit]

Hello Stan. I plan a split of Postage stamps and postal history of Russia and creation of two separate articles: Postal history of Russia and Postage stamps of Russia. Could you please delete the redirect page Postal history of Russia, which is at the moment not used to link any other article? Thank you. --Michael Romanov (talk) 16:22, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Michael, do you think that there is enough content to justify splitting the postal history from the stamps? The total current length is quite a bit shorter than the Postage stamps of Ireland, the only other stamps-only country article AFAIK, so I don't see a justification right now at the current length unless you intend to expend it significantly. Just my 2cent worth. ww2censor (talk) 18:20, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that's right, I am going to expand both topics. --Michael Romanov (talk) 19:02, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Deleted, looking forward to reading the expanded topics! Stan (talk) 11:50, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Me too. ww2censor (talk) 22:29, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Workshopping bureaucrat activity requirements[edit]

(Message to all bureaucrats)

There is an ongoing discussion about implementing some kind of standards for administrative and bureaucrat activity levels; and activity requirements for bureaucrats have been explored several times in the past. I've prepared a draft addition to Wikipedia:Bureaucrats that would require at least one bureaucratic action every five years to retain the bureaucrat permission.

In the past, I've been hesitant of such proposals but I believe that if the bureaucrat group as a whole is seen to be actively engaged, the community may be more willing to grant additional tasks to the position.

Please let me know your thoughts. I'm not sure if this actually applies to any of us, but if you have not acted as a bureaucrat in over five years, you might consider requesting removal of the permission or otherwise signalling that you intend to return to bureaucrat activity. –xenotalk 14:22, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

FYI: bureaucrat discussion opened[edit]

Message to most bureaucrats

A bureaucrat chat has been opened by Maxim at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Rich Farmbrough 2/Bureaucrat discussion.

Wikipedia:Bureaucrat discussion suggests notifying bureaucrats on their talk page as well as BN, hence this courtesy note. –xenotalk 16:44, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

USS San Jacinto[edit]

Hello Stan Shebs,

Karanacs and I are in the process of bringing all of the Texas Revolution articles up to FA. I've been working on the Battle of San Jacinto and noticed a link under Legacy to USS San Jacinto that you created in 2004. It's a small list of four ships with no sourcing. I wonder if you might consider merging the information with the Legacy section on Battle of San Jacinto. Also, I just noticed it's a "set index article", and I'm not sure what that is. — Maile (talk) 21:34, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

On second thought, please disregard this. I'll just incorporate the information into the Legacy section with sourcing. — Maile (talk) 21:47, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
The ship index pages are a sort of cross between disambiguation page and list article, useful when as in the battle case, one wants to refer to the collection as a whole, not any particular ship. As with disambig pages, the sourcing is the individual articles. Stan (talk) 14:58, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion notification[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Cyberpower678/Bureaucrat discussion

I would welcome input from other bureaucrats in relation to the outcome of this RfA.
Many thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) for WJBscribe (talk) 11:10, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

List of Wikipedia articles about public lending libraries listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect List of Wikipedia articles about public lending libraries. Since you had some involvement with the List of Wikipedia articles about public lending libraries redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. The Traditionalist (talk) 06:00, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Community & Bureaucrat based desysoping proposal[edit]

A discussion is taking place regarding a proposal to create a community and bureaucrat based desysoping committee. The proposal would modify the position of bureaucrat. Your input is encouraged. Please see Wikipedia:Administrators/RfC for BARC - a community desysoping process. Thank you, --Hammersoft (talk) 19:55, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Bureaucrat discussion notification (Liz)[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Liz/Bureaucrat discussion

I would welcome input from other bureaucrats in relation to the outcome of this RfA.
Many thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) for WJBscribe (talk) 12:02, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Avenger of Blood[edit]

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The article Avenger of Blood has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Fails WP:MUSICBIO.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Steel1943 (talk) 09:01, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Implementation of Wikipedia:Bureaucrats#Bureaucrat activity requirements[edit]

Following a community discussion ending August 2015, consensus was reached to remove the bureaucrat permissions of users who have not participated in bureaucrat activity for three years.

To assist with the implementation of this requirement, please see Wikipedia:Bureaucrat activity. Modeled after Wikipedia:Inactive administrators and similar to that process, the log page will be created on 1 September 2015. Bureaucrats who have not met the activity requirements as of that date will be notified by email (where possible) and on their talk page to advise of the pending removal.

If the notified user does not return to bureaucrat activity and the permissions are removed, they will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFB. Removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon the affected user in any way.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. –xenotalk

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:20, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Avenger of Blood for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Avenger of Blood is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Avenger of Blood until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Steel1943 (talk) 03:26, 24 August 2015 (UTC)