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Welcome[edit]

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User script listings cleanup project[edit]

I'm leaving this message for all recent contributors to Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts.

This scripts listing page is in dire need of cleanup. To facilitate this, I've created a new draft listing at Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts cleanup. You're invited to list scripts you know to be currently working and relevant. Eventually this draft page can replace the current scripts listing.

If you'd like to comment or collaborate on this proposal, see the discussion I started here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject User scripts#Scripts listing cleanup project. Thanks! Equazcion (talk) 00:19, 25 Mar 2012 (UTC)

User script list deprecation[edit]

Wikipedia's list of user scripts is in bad shape, in that it is disorganized and contains many non-working, unmaintained, or thoroughly obsolete entries. Cleanup has been on the to-do list since 2007, but little progress has been made. Instead, the whole list is now set to be deprecated on 1 May 2012, to be replaced with a new list. This draft list has been up for about a month, and in that time I've been soliciting script users and authors to come add scripts they know to be working and relevant.

If you know of scripts that you would like to survive this deprecation (and are confirmed working and relevant), you're welcome to add them to the new list. Note that the old list will be retained and linked from the main list, so there is no real deadline. Thanks for your help. Equazcion (talk) 00:57, 22 Apr 2012 (UTC)

2013 Philadelphia Wiki-Picnic: Saturday, June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Philadelphia edition of the Great American Wiknic taking place in Penn Park, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there!--User:Ocaasi (talk)|}}

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Hi Superm401 I want to be adopted! I am new here and I'm not sure what to do. can you help me? KoolAdam246 (talk) 15:40, 10 November 2013 (UTC)KoolAdam246

COI limit[edit]

Superm401, I started a discussion at conflict of interest limit based on a overview of what you and other editors said. Please review it when have the opportunity. DavidinNJ (talk) 21:19, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Edit to Mediawiki page on sv.wikipedia[edit]

Hello,

I am a bit curious about this edit, or rather about the edit comment. As far as I can understand, the contents of Mediawiki:Signupend does not appear on the new signup page.

Kind regards NH (talk) 09:00, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey NH, Matt's pretty busy today so I thought I'd chime in, since we worked together on this. The story behind this is that in the redesign of account creation and login, we replaced these large blocks of text with links to local username policies and help guides to logging in or signing up. Then we removed those messages from the code. However, some non-Wikipedia wikis which run MediaWiki need those blank messages for legal disclaimers, so we restored them and then blanked them. Otherwise the now-redundant content would be restored with the next code release. Make sense? Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 20:30, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, makes sense. Thanks! /NH (talk) 13:32, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

TWA substitutions[edit]

Hey Matt! The javascript API calls substitute messages like WP:TWA/Welcome. I'm trying to get the {current date} and {basepagename} (username) to appear in the messages. I've been using 'noinclude' tags, but these aren't working. Someone suggested this change, curious what you think:

Talkback[edit]

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FYI[edit]

A proposal has been made to create a Live Feed to enhance the processing of Articles for Creation and Drafts. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/RfC to create a 'Special:NewDraftsFeed' system. Your comments are welcome. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:29, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Iraq oil law (2007)[edit]

I think I fixed all the citations and wiki-problems, so I removed your tags. If there are still issues, please tag it again. Bearian (talk) 19:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

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RSS[edit]

I owe you a slight apology for reverting you wholesale; your edit looked very like the Hindutva POV pushers that perennially hound that article (although right now it is skewed in the opposite direction.) In any case, your current version is an improvement, so thanks. Vanamonde93 (talk) 01:23, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Can you help me with this -- an article has been merged when deletion review result was 'keep' and discussion of merger was on.[edit]

Hi User:Superm401, and User:Callanecc, the result of discussion for deletion of Ayodhya and After: Issues Before Hindu Society was keep. The merger was against consensus in the middle of a discussion and it was carried out in gross negligence of merge guidelines -- I can't even find the talk page of the merged article. I have brought it up on the relevant talk page. It must be reverted, how can I do that? Can you guide me to the relevant guidelines? Jyoti (talk) 09:44, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

I have reverted the merge and updated the talk page and the merge discussion section. Thank you. Jyoti (talk) 10:10, 21 May 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) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Proveit broken[edit]

I see you used to work on Proveit... something has changed in the last few days to make it unusable. Lots of comments at the talk page. Fyunck(click) (talk) 19:55, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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Deprecated parameter in ProveIt: 'month'[edit]

I notice that the "journal" reference type inserts 'month', which is now a deprecated parameter. D'Ranged 1 has posted a more extensive list on the ProveIt talk page. Would you be able to remove the parameter? Thank you — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 13:16, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

War in Donbass[edit]

I requested War in Donbass to be fully protected days ago because of a content dispute. That dispute has long since been resolved, but the article is still protected despite rapidly developing events. I already asked at WP:RPP, but they are being slow. Can you please return this article to semi-protection? I have a paragraph update prepared, but cannot add it. RGloucester 21:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

TWA - protected edit requests[edit]

Hi, I'm posting here because you're shown as "Guided Tours development and support" at WP:TWA/About. Regarding Wikipedia talk:TWA/Portal and other subpages of Wikipedia talk:TWA - why do so many protected edit requests get submitted? See for example history of Wikipedia talk:TWA/1/Bio. Not one of them is a valid request, they're mostly just random comments. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:33, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

@Redrose64:. Hey. I'm one of the developers on the GuidedTour extension, and thus I provided some technical help to Ocaasi. However, he is the primary author of The Wikipedia Adventure (TWA). TWA is intended to provide a new way for beginners to learn how to use Wikipedia. The associated pages are also protected, I assume so new users testing or playing around don't unintentionally (or otherwise) disrupt it.
If you log off (to see what it looks like for non-admins), then visit a TWA edit page, you'll see a prominent button to "Submit an edit request". That is probably what people are clicking, unfortunately even when they don't have an actual intended edit. This is not TWA-specific. I believe it comes from Template:Protected_page_text/full, via MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext. Superm401 - Talk 05:31, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
The thing is, it does tend to fill up the WP:PER system with irrelevant non-requests. There are three lists for PERs, and this is what just one of those lists looked like at the time that you posted the comment above. The last three are all TWA users saying "Hey! Isn't this great!" or some such. We've always had a few non-requests each week, usually from people playing "what happens if I press this button?" - often they click "Submit an edit request" and save without actually adding any text. But since about June this year, those which are in some way connected with TWA have been happening in significantly greater numbers. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:38, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Is this you?[edit]

Hello Superm401! Just came across this edit, and was wondering if that account is who they claim to be (that is, you). If so, is there any relation between that account and other Test accounts like these four I found? Just curious, wondering if you can shed some light on this. Howicus (Did I mess up?) 23:49, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@Howicus:. We discussed on IRC, but just for the record, I made User:Test 2014-09-11 and User:Test 2014-09-11 2 and that first test edit (the one that says superm401) was mine. Superm401 - Talk 00:17, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

File metadata cleanup[edit]

Hello Matt,

I'm contacting you because you offered to help with the File metadata cleanup drive on this wiki. Thank you!

There are still many files lacking machine-readable information, and many of them can be fixed by adding special markers to the information and copyright templates. Can you help? Even occasional or small edits are appreciated :)

I'm available via email, IRC or on-wiki to answer questions if you're not sure how to proceed. Let me know if you need help! Guillaume 21:56, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Hello Superm401, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
 !dea4u  09:25, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Commons Helper script[edit]

Hi, I'm interested in your Commons Helper user script: User:Superm401/CommonsHelper Labs.js

I tried copying the code to my common.js file (and yes, I did shift-reload). But I don't see any new interface elements where I could click to invoke CH when I look at a local file here (like File:P15exhibw.jpg).

Have I failed to install it properly? Am I missing the place I should look for the button? Or..? -Pete (talk) 03:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Peteforsyth: Thanks for trying it. It only shows on the edit screen currently (right above the edit box). Superm401 - Talk 04:00, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Aha, thanks! I see the button now, and successfully used it on File:'Eyes', Collage on paper 1965.jpg. \o/
So, I hope I do not come across as looking a gift horse in the mouth -- this is an excellent thing. But some suggestions -- and I'm curious if you are thinking about adding any of these options:
  • Can the button (or perhaps a link in the lefthand nav) be added to the main screen, to save a click?
  • Is it possible to pre-fill the name of the file, saving a copy-paste? (I tried it on a second file, and this worked. Not sure what went wrong the first time, but maybe not a major concern.)
  • Any way to port this to other wikis? (My main use right now is on English Wikisource).
Thanks for making this -- I'm going to keep using it now that I have it. -Pete (talk) 04:13, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
@Peteforsyth: Thanks for the feedback. Note, I only wrote the code to start the process (which is partly based on some earlier code by Krimpet). The part at Tool Labs (Move-to-commons assistant) was written by Magnus Manske. I've now added it to the toolbox ("Tools" section in the sidebar). Note you will have to re-copy the loader script from User:Superm401/CommonsHelper Labs.js. I think the pre-fill issue is because of the single quotes. I believe I am encoding it correctly, but there seems to be an edge case the Tool Labs implementation does not handle. I made some modifications that should allow it to work on Wikisource. You should be able to make it work everywhere by copying the loader (User:Superm401/CommonsHelper Labs.js) to meta:User:Peteforsyth/global.js. Alternatively, you can just put it in common.js on English Wikisource. If you put it in your global.js, remove the copy from User:Peteforsyth/common.js. Otherwise, it will load twice. Superm401 - Talk 05:41, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I am familiar with CH and have used it for some time -- but I am happy to have a handier interface to it. Thank you so much for the quick response to my feedback -- very helpful! I have been having some unrelated problems using it on Wikisource (I've asked Magnus about it on his Commons talk page) so I won't be able to test from there until I can get that resolved, but I look forward to using it there. Thanks! -Pete (talk) 06:00, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
FYI, the new code introduces an extraneous ".org" when it pre-fills the form. -Pete (talk) 19:32, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
@Peteforsyth: Thanks, fixed now. Let me know if you hit any other problems. Superm401 - Talk 05:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

User:Superm401/Compare link.js[edit]

Hello. I think the script has a little problem. It generates the compare link outside of div in where the original button was, causing .mw-history-revisiondelete-button go down to overlap revision list. The compare revision button/link should stay in div('#mw-history-compare div:first-of-type' and '#mw-history-compare div:last-of-type' should work). Also, I think $buttons = $histForm.find('input.historysubmit') can be replaced with $buttons = $('.mw-history-compareselectedversions-button'). I don't know much about JS, so please excuse me if I got something wrong. Regards, --IRTC1015 (talk) 17:38, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

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Hello, Superm401,

The Editing team is asking for your help with VisualEditor. I am contacting you because you were one of the very first testers of VisualEditor, back in 2012 or early 2013. Please tell them what they need to change to make VisualEditor work better for you. The team has a list of top-priority problems, but they also want to hear about small problems. These problems may make editing less fun, take too much of your time, or be as annoying as a paper cut. The Editing team wants to hear about and try to fix these small things, too. 

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Please close AFD with consensus and no supporters[edit]

Matt,

The AFD page Wikipedia:Files_for_deletion/2015_March_27#File:4U9525_flight_path4.png was opened in error - the submitter erroneously claimed that the website's copyright policy applies to their press releases given freely to the media. The FlightRadar24 forum administrator who released this file stated

"I was talking with a lady on CNN for almost 1 hour yesterday to explain the data in first post."

And stated

We normally never upload this data to FR24 as it would consume too much data traffic for hosts (and for us). But after MH370 we learned that the raw data could have a very big value afterwards, and since live uploading of the raw data is not an option, we store it in the FR24 receiver for as long as possible. Depending on coverage we can store last received data for about 4-10 hours. If something happens we can go back and download the data from a receiver, and this is what we did with the receivers near 4U9525 when we heard about the accident.

This release of information is not under their usual usage conditions for the main site - the files released by the admin, used to produce the maps, are under the same conditions as the files used to produce the MH 370 maps - which the site explicitly says

Screenshots from Flightradar24.com or any of the Flightradar24 apps may be used for free by media if screenshots are attributed to Flightradar24

There is no copyvio - the user made a mistake, and is waiting to close the issue until they get back from work, given the consensus to keep the file. There are no supporters for deletion in the discussion. I'd request that, given that the story is one of the top stories worldwide, and has 166,000 views in a day, can you make an executive decision to close the AFD and take the stupid tag off the image, which is prominent in the third story on ITN? -- Aronzak (talk) 07:03, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

@Aronzak: Yes, I've closed it as withdrawn by nominator. Superm401 - Talk 03:46, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Adventure nominated for deletion[edit]

Hi, I'm notifying you of a discussion where I mentioned you because you have been involved with The Wikipedia Adventure. You can comment here: Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Adventure_(2nd_nomination). Cheers, Jake

Partial Adoption Request[edit]

Awhile and a name ago, you said that you would be willing to adopt me. Well... I have been wandering around in the land of the TV show NCIS and a few questions have raised their troublesome little heads. I won't annoy you with the details if you are too busy, so please let me know what you think. (re: lack of citations, how to add a citation in the middle, I hate to say the pl#+$%^sm word) Thanks, Nora Norawashere (talk) 21:31, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Fdw editintro[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Fdw editintro has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Godsy(TALKCONT) 23:09, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Wikidata and proveit![edit]

First thanks for proveit! who is a great tool who gratly improves sourcing experience on Wikipedia.

Then, I a a suggestion about Wikidata : Wd stores a set of references, and there is some templates like https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod%C3%A8le:Cite_%C3%A9l%C3%A9ment that can be used to store references.

Wikidata has also a need for improved reference experience as referencing can be fastidious. Can we imagine a better integration beetween Wikidata and proveit!, for example in sourcing Wikipedia by using Wikidata as a reference database backend and/or a specific version of provit! for Wikidata ? TomT0m (talk) 14:47, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

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Lakireddy Bali Reddy[edit]

Thank you so much for your NPOV editing on the Lakireddy Bali Reddy article as this (at least to me) writing style is still something I’m attempting to learn, and try to work on every week. Also, and if you’d be so kind, could you take a look at the Krista Franklin article? Thanks. Picomtn (talk) 11:21, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

@Picomtn: Thanks for your feedback. :) NPOV editing is indeed difficult. It is challenging for me sometimes too. The Krista Franklin article is well-structured, but it is missing other people (critics, etc.) talking about her work. It only has her talking about her own work.
P.S. It looks like you commented on my work talk page instead of my personal one. This is the page for my personal account. Mattflaschen - Talk 03:44, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
@Picomtn: Can you not ping/mention me on the talk page of articles I have not edited, such as Talk:Sorcha Faal reports. Thanks. Mattflaschen - Talk 16:18, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Draft:Sandbox, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

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You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Draft:Sandbox, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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Precious[edit]

independent improvements

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Thank you for quality articles such as Kunduz hospital airstrike, for adopting users and be proud of it, for administrative tasks and for gnomish improvements with precise language, even in the edit summary, and love of details, improving Independence, - Matt, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:13, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Thank you! That's very kind. Mattflaschen - Talk 09:02, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
A year ago, you were recipient no. 1423 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:45, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Two years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:21, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Join us this Saturday (July 30) at the Philadelphia Wiknic[edit]

Join us this Saturday (July 30) at the Philadelphia Wiknic, the "picnic anyone can edit". This is an opportunity to meet other local Wikipedians, have fun, and discuss potential projects.

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Where in Penn Park?[edit]

Where in Penn Park? Perhaps under the trees with a table?--DThomsen8 (talk) 15:59, 30 July 2016 (UTC)DThomsen8

Dthomsen8 That's where we were, Toward the southwest corner of the park, Just east of the overhead freight railway tracks and southwest of the soccer pitch. Sorry you missed us. Very small, just Matt & me.
PS I wish you'd fix your signature. Your username is Dthomsen8 but you sign as DThomsen8. It'sDThomsen8 giving me the DTs!

--Thnidu (talk) 20:42, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

 Done--Dthomsen8 (talk) 00:46, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Move ProveIt documentation[edit]

Hi Matt, I'm on the process of centralizing the ProveIt documentation at Commons, and as part of it I'd like to move User:ProveIt GT to Wikipedia:ProveIt (following Wikipedia:HotCat and most other gadgets with documentation) and then move the bulk of the documentation to Commons:Help:Gadget-ProveIt, update it and leave some links behind. I requested the move at Wikipedia:Requested moves#Contested technical requests but I was required to ask you first (quite reasonable). So what do you think? Should we move the documentation about ProveIt to Wikipedia:ProveIt, or leave it at User:ProveIt GT? Cheers! --Felipe (talk) 16:09, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

MSLI listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect MSLI. Since you had some involvement with the MSLI redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - Champion (talk) (contribs) (Formerly TheChampionMan1234) 03:45, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Page Curation question[edit]

Hi Matt, sorry to bother on IRC/here - I have a question regarding PageTriage's API capabilities. Firstly, does it have any? I can see in the source that there are references to the API, but these aren't reflected on the MW API pages. If it doesn't have API calls available, is there a way I could scrape stats data from somewhere? Thanks for all the hard work! -- samtar talk or stalk 12:57, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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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:

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Nomination of Damballa (company) for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, introducing inappropriate pages, such as Draft:Sandbox, is not in accordance with our policies. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Under section G3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, the page has been nominated for deletion.

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

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 Mattflaschen.

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]

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If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. Mdann52 (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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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)

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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Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Draft:Sandbox, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator. O Fortuna!...Imperatrix mundi. 10:12, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Draft:Sandbox, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

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If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator. — O Fortuna semper crescis, aut decrescis 06:42, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Michael Flynn 10 December 2015 Booking.pdf[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Michael T. Flynn Offer of Testimony.png[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Draft:Sandbox[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Draft:Sandbox, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, group, product, service, person, or point of view and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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Invitation to Admin confidence survey[edit]

Hello,

Beginning in September 2017, the Wikimedia Foundation Anti-harassment tool team will be conducting a survey to gauge how well tools, training, and information exists to assist English Wikipedia administrators in recognizing and mitigating things like sockpuppetry, vandalism, and harassment.

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ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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Alert[edit]

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Adopt-a-user - please check your details[edit]

Hello, I have been doing a cleanup of the ‘Adopter’ information page for the Adopt-a-user Project, located here. During my cleanup, I've removed several long-inactive and retired users, leaving just the most recently active ones, whether they're currently available (14 users) or not currently available (24 users).

In order to provide potential adoptees with an easy location to find people, the Adopter's page needs to be up-to-date with the latest availability information. Thus:

  • If you are no longer interested in being an adopter, even in the future, please remove yourself from the list, and delete any {{adopting}} templates from your user pages.
  • If you are still interested, but not currently available, please check the list to see if your details needs to be updated - especially with regards availability. (A dummy edit would show me you’ve checked and are OK with what’s currently there.)
  • Feel free to add a line at the bottom of your entry to show how many adoptees you’ve previously helped. I’m sure that would be of interest to newcomers, especially when you do return.
  • I have also cleaned out nearly 100 inactive editors still flagged as seeking adoption. That leaves just 18 people currently interested in being adopted.

You are receiving this message because you are listed as an adopter here.

Finally, as an editor with previous experience of adoption (unlike myself!), you might wish to respond to the (admittedly long) comments I've made here about how I think the project could be improved and got working again. I've also 'been bold' and tweaked the project pages a wee bit. Regards from the UK, Nick Moyes (talk) 00:59, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Women in Red's April+Further with Art+Feminism 2018[edit]

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14 years of editing, today[edit]

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Have a great day!
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