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On indefinite wikibreak. Not sure when I'll be back. Or if, to be honest. Wizardman 03:56, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Help with histmerge for Aubrey McClendon?[edit]

Hi Wizardman, it's been a while since I've reached out, but you were very helpful last year in reviewing and moving live a new draft I was proposing for Tucker Eskew's article. I'm hoping you might be able to help with a current project of mine, seeking to update and improve the article for Aubrey McClendon. Similar to Eskew, I'm working as a paid consultant to Mr. McClendon and will not make any edits to the live article myself, instead offering a new draft for review. Two editors (User:Wilipino and User:Bruin2) have already reviewed the draft, finding it to be an improvement on the current article version. After some discussion with Bruin2 and edits by both of us to my proposed draft—unfortunately Wilipino has not been online since his initial favorable response—I believe the draft is ready to go. Bruin2 wasn't sure how best to take the draft live, and I think what he had in mind is a histmerge. Knowing you've helped move my drafts into live article space before, including a histmerge on my behalf for Gary Loveman, I thought to ask you.

If you're able to help, my draft is here and the original request on the Talk page is here. Let me know if you have any feedback or if you're able to move the draft live in place of the existing version. Thanks in advance! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 16:42, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

I'll take a look sometime next week. Wizardman 13:37, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 July 2015[edit]

Potential new issues with an established CCI; requesting feedback[edit]

Hello, Wizardman. I know you're very busy, so sorry for bugging you, but if you could give feedback on whether you believe the CCI for User:Epeefleche should be expanded to include recent edits in light of concerns expressed at User_talk:Epeefleche#Ongoing_close_paraphrasing_concerns, it would be appreciated. I do not know if these issues are widespread; I've seen plenty of valid paraphrase in his work, but did verify that the concerns have some merit, unfortunately. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 21:05, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

FYI: bureaucrat discussion opened[edit]

Message to most bureaucrats

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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)

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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)

The Signpost: 08 July 2015[edit]

Tyrone Garland FAN[edit]

Hello. I have nominated the Tyrone Garland article for featured article review. It may not be long enough, but I am ready to make whatever changes you say are necessary. If you are interested in reviewing it, please initiate the nomination. TempleM (talk) 15:05, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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The Signpost: 15 July 2015[edit]

CCI update[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Just giving you a cold one in recognition of your work here. Always appreciated. GamerPro64 01:42, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 July 2015[edit]

Moultrie, GA µSA[edit]

I stumbled upon the RfD discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2010 September 27#Abbeville, LA μSA while creating an article, and noticed that you deleted Moultrie, GA µSA without a deletion rationale after the discussion closed as "Keep". Could you explain why this page was deleted? If the rationale was "implausible redirect", I'd like to request that you restore the page, given that there was consensus at the linked RfD discussion to keep the page despite those concerns. Thanks for taking a look, and sorry for bringing up an admin action from 2013. It just struck me as odd. ~ RobTalk 02:22, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Wizardman and Rob – this redirect has been recreated as the result of a page rename. See User:Paine Ellsworth/mu to micron for more info. – Paine  10:48, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for approving to add name of Jasveer Jatia in April 11 page of wikipedia jasveerjatia (talk) 15:32, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Dear User,

Tunisian Arabic has been nominated for Wikipedia GA Status. However, no one has reviewed it. So, please review it soon.

Yours Sincerely,

--Csisc (talk) 16:32, 28 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)

The Signpost: 29 July 2015[edit]

2015 GA Cup - Round 2[edit]

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Wednesday saw the end of Round 1. The Rambling Man, who was eliminated during the first round in our last competition, earned an impressive 513 points, reviewed twice as many articles (26) as any other competitor. It was a tight race for second for first-time competitors BenLinus1214 and Tomandjerry211, who finished second and third with 243 and 224 points, respectively. Close behind was Wugapodes, who earned 205 points.

The change in our points system had an impact on scoring. It was easier to earn higher points, although the key to success didn't change from last time, which was choosing articles with older nomination dates. For example, most of the articles The Rambling Man reviewed were worth 18 points in the nomination date category, and he benefited from it. BenLinus1214 reviewed the longest article, A Simple Plan (at 26,536 characters, or 4,477 words), the 1994 film starring Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, and Bridget Fonda and directed by Sam Raimi, and earned all possible 5 points in that category.

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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)

I wouldn't presume that your conclusions are academic. We're pretty evenly split at the moment, with Xeno still to comment, and other bureaucrats might chime in. If for one would appreciate hearing further from you, whichever side of the fence you fall. WJBscribe (talk) 12:24, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 August 2015[edit]

Well done[edit]

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Time and time again, the bureaucrats of en-wiki demonstrate their levelheadedness and expertise. Like an anesthesiologist in an operating room, you spend most of your time screwing around reading a magazine, but stand ready to spring into action when needed, only to fade into the background once your important work is done.

Or perhaps that's more like Batman? Whatever your preferred metaphor, I am consistently impressed by the bureaucrat corps. Thank you for your service. HiDrNick! 12:46, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Deletion review for Moultrie, GA µSA[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Moultrie, GA µSA. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. -- Tavix (talk) 22:04, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Tavix – this deletion review has been procedurally closed, because the redirect was recreated as the result of a page rename. See User:Paine Ellsworth/mu to micron for more info. – Paine  10:50, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

My RfA Crat Chat[edit]

Hello, Wizardman,

I just wanted to thank you and all of the bureaucrats who participated in the bureaucrat chat after my RfA was closed. There were a lot of votes and comments to go through along with the enormous amount of content on the crat chat talk page. I appreciate the time and care the bureaucrats took to consider all of the arguments and come to a consensus.

I never imagined that my RfA would be at all contentious or have such a big turnout. Although I hope you don't have many close call RfAs in the future, I know if you do, that Wikipedia's bureaucrats will find their way to a decision. Thank you again for your work in bringing this RfA to a close. Liz Read! Talk! 18:38, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 August 2015[edit]

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

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The Signpost: 19 August 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 26 August 2015[edit]