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Your request for bureaucratship[edit]

And thus, after nearly two-and-a-half years, I relinquish the symbolic title of "Wikipedia's Newest Bureaucrat" to you. Well done for the overwhelming amount of people in support for your candidacy and well done for the successful result in itself. Good luck, Xaosflux! Acalamari 00:11, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, and the all the members of the community who contributed to the discussion; I hope to serve everyone well. — xaosflux Talk 00:13, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
On a bureaucratic note (pun intended), I'll leave you to update your details here, such as the mailing list, your time zone, etc. Acalamari 00:27, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congrats! - jc37 00:29, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, Xaosflux. You deserve the wrench, and I'm absolutely confident that you'll do well with it. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:48, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
Oh, and I guess there's a screwdriver too. So... yeah. :-P ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:50, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Thank you for taking on the task. HighInBC Need help? {{ping|HighInBC}} 01:11, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congrats! Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:29, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congrats! Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 01:34, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations!! --joe deckertalk 02:02, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations Lourdes 02:44, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations. Thank you for taking this on. Donner60 (talk) 03:39, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • You are not congratulated. No post-RfX congratulations should pass without at least one oppose. (But seriously, congrats!) ~ Rob13Talk 03:45, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
    No, no, no Rob, if you're gonna go for it, then GO for it. Something like:
    • AAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!! - I was a reader for years, and I only created an account just so I could oppose xaosflux's RfA, but it closed before I could comment. So now I've been stuck here for years contributing to this crazy project for all this time, and I blame xaosflux! And then, when I finally have a chance to vote in a discussion regarding him, set to release all this pent up anxiety, these many years as a Wikipedia drudge have destroyed my personality, my entire sense of self and I found myself voting with the crowd, but did anyone see through my cries for help? NO! Instead we all got trouted by a calamari! We're all trapped here forever, and it's all part of their evil plan!...
    Now - are we taking bets that someone somewhere will take this edit seriously and accuse me of everything under the sun the next time I request additional permissions? : ) - jc37 04:36, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
    If that is what it takes to get someone to edit for 10 years, its worth it! — xaosflux Talk 04:41, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
    • I think what little was left of my sense of self just died : (
    All kidding aside, when I was checking links before commenting in your rfb, and saw the date of your rfa, I was like: wow at the coincidence. I mean, doesn't everybody know the exact date they signed up for the project? : ) - jc37 04:48, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
    When I think about when I signed up, it's hard to believe it has been 5 years since I signed up. 5 more to go for me. :p—cyberpowerChat:Online 07:52, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
    Who told you that? - Wikipedia is a life sentence : ) - jc37 08:08, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
    Meh, I can live with that.:p—cyberpowerChat:Online 10:49, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations for bureaucratship!! CAPTAIN RAJU () 04:23, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations on becoming the first bureaucrat in over two years! Biblio (talk) WikiProject Reforming Wikipedia. 15:33, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, and wishing you all the best. Mz7 (talk) 15:50, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congrats! And an excellent choice of first promotion too ;) Opabinia regalis (talk) 19:19, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • ... and that promotion done in style, thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:19, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Welcome to the team! I was half-considering opposing (just to spice up your RfB a bit) but better judgment prevailed :) –xenotalk 01:25, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Congrats! :) ·addshore· talk to me! 07:57, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Welcome to the most boring club in the entire world and the least sexy title in the universe. May your time be entirely devoid of controversy. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 09:01, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Belated congratulations! -- samtar talk or stalk 09:02, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
  • ... Well shit aren't I late to the party! Face-grin.svg, Anyway Congratulations Xaosflux :) –Davey2010Talk 19:38, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Conrats[edit]

Trophy.png Congratulations
Heartiest Congratulation on one of the most successful RfB's I hope you prosper and better this place. Congrats again Varun  11:42, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg You're a crat! Congrats! ThePlatypusofDoom (Talk) 11:48, 9 July 2016 (UTC)


A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
for your guidelines. I'm so happy to work near by users like you . thank you for being here. Amir Muhammad 04:12, 24 July 2016 (UTC)


Abuse filter question[edit]

Hi Xaosflux. I was hoping you could help me out here. I'm looking to set up an abuse filter to help me track a sockmaster. For obvious reasons, I don't want to discuss what the abuse filter would be on-wiki. Any chance you could hop into the BAG IRC channel quickly to discuss? ~ Rob13Talk 23:01, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Looks like we missed eachother. — xaosflux Talk 00:43, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Hey, sorry. I stepped out to grab my laundry, but I'm back again if you happen to be around. I'll be in IRC for the next few hours. ~ Rob13Talk 00:49, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
BU Rob13, 786 appears to be all FP's - how long do you want to leave it going? — xaosflux Talk 11:29, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
I think you mean BU Rob13.... Omni Flames (talk) 07:33, 4 August 2016 (UTC) --- Oops, yes. — xaosflux Talk 11:29, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
Weird, I never got any pings from this page. Just sent you an email about it and came here to drop {{YGM}}. ~ Rob13Talk 05:42, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: - updated, and see email for one recent hit on the old pattern you may be interested in. — xaosflux Talk 05:46, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
This filter will be useful whether or not it does what it's intended to do. I've already found other vandalism, etc. with it. They've all been FPs in the sense that they weren't what I intended to find since the change, but they've also all been useful diffs to look at. ~ Rob13Talk 21:11, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Side note about Jaguar's BRFA[edit]

Please let me know if you'd prefer I not suggest that BRFA route of obtaining AWB access in special cases like Jaguar's. I realized after the fact that I was kind of volunteering the BAG to babysit, and that wasn't my intention. The already-existing oversight processes of bot approvals seemed most appropriate in this case, and I'm aware that semi-automated "approved bots" have existed in the past, so I thought it was a good fit. I'll refrain from doing it in the future if BAG members would prefer I not, though. Either way, I'll stick around for the BRFA so as to take some of the load off. ~ Rob13Talk 19:45, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, BRFA is really designed to approve bot accounts to do work, from what I can tell this editor just wants to use AWB to automate parts of their editing, now they are talking about programming something - it is a bit of a mess. I looked at the other threads and it looks like multiple admins already said no AWB for this user. Unless that task is significantly defined it will be rejected; and if the editor thinks they can use a bot account for non-approved tasks - the bot will be blocked. — xaosflux Talk 20:24, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, when I recommended this I didn't yet realize it was a CIR issue. If I realized that, I would have just said no outright. ~ Rob13Talk 01:27, 5 August 2016 (UTC)


BAG News[edit]

BAG News August 2016
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  • Please take a moment to review and update your status at the membership page. If you have been semi-inactive, we would love to have you back in action!
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Mis-understanding[edit]

I was asking if you would remove the ACC flag from User:Bluerasberry as they have not used it since May. Sorry for the confusion. Mlpearc (open channel) 00:53, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Bluerasberry is listed as part of the education program, added by OhanaUnited, which is listed as a reason to be in that usergroup per Wikipedia:Account_creator. While I do clean up old permissions from time to time, it is normally for completely inactive users. If you see any suggested misuse of this please discuss with Blue, or bring to WP:AN. — xaosflux Talk 00:57, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion[edit]

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Modulo:Citazione on it.wiki[edit]

Thanks for the message, I fixed it:Modulo:Citazione as requested, and I fixed also another module with the same problem (it:Modulo:Tracce), I will check it:Categoria:Pagine che utilizzano tag HTML auto-chiusi non validi for other template/module with this problem.--Moroboshi (talk) 19:17, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

User talk:Fluxbot[edit]

Hello Xaosflux,
I wanted to ask you something. The edits made to the bot's talk page like this and this look like manual i.e made by you. I just had a doubt, few weeks ago MusikAnimal advised a new user NepaliKeto62 who had created a bot account (so called) that never (with bolding) make manual edits from your bot account and had mentioned this policy - Wikipedia:Bot_policy#Bot_accounts which says bot accounts should not be used to answer messages related to the bot. Now I am in a confusion! Which of you is correct? Both of you have a lot of experienced in bots! Can you advice me? Meaning you are the best to say about it! Many thanks and sincere regards. VarunFEB2003 I am Online 06:30, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

VarunFEB2003 - the bot policy allows for an exception related to edits by bots that affect only the operator's or their own userspace. As you noted, if other editors have questions for a bot operator, the operator should reply to the editor, not use the bot account to make responses. — xaosflux Talk 10:40, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
So is it allowed make manual edits from a bot but that would be contradicting to this! Can you please explain it to me. Thanks! VarunFEB2003 I am Online 12:15, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure where you are lost here?Bot accounts should not be used for participating in discussions. There is no blanket prohibition regarding "manual edits". Bots are only expected to edit according to their tasks, with the exceptions I listed above. — xaosflux Talk 12:49, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-33[edit]

19:37, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Content model change[edit]

Hi Xaosflux, may you change the content model of User:Andy M. Wang/prototyping1 from wikitext to JavaScript? (I believe that will also inherently protect the page from nonsysops from editing it, right? (I was also wondering if it would be helpful to have a help page like "Help:Content model" or "WP:Content model" that soft-redirects to mw:Help:ChangeContentModel?) — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 20:59, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Andy M. Wang the model change has been completed. — xaosflux Talk 01:02, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
I think a Help: soft redirect sounds fine. — xaosflux Talk 01:03, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style[edit]

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About MascotGuy[edit]

Don't forget to delete the talk pages. Mage Resu (talk) 21:02, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
More pages. Category:Talk pages of MascotGuy sockpuppets to be deleted Mage Resu (talk) 21:18, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done If you see more, just tag for CSD. — xaosflux Talk 21:36, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
That's odd. I don't recall actually creating the category page. Just added a whole bunch of sock talk pages to the nonexistent category and added a CSD template to each of them. Thanks for helping! Mage Resu (talk) 22:10, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-34[edit]

21:18, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:List of senior officers of the Argentine Navy[edit]

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Whisperback[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Kudpung's talk page. 03:31, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Kudpung's talk page. 04:13, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

The patrol page[edit]

Wikipedia:New pages patrol/RfC for patroller right

Kudpung sent me an email with the entire content he drafted.

He wanted me to copy paste it on that page removing his comments. You have done a good beginning. Now should I copy paste Kudpung's content below it. He won't be available for few hours now. --Marvellous Spider-Man 13:04, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Marvellous Spider-Man Feel free to do anything, it is a wiki! I suggest you start by adding more to the page, then during discussion we can whittle it down. I think a good example of a recent RfC for permissions is here: page mover rfc. One thing that usually makes these RfC be more likely to come to a decision is to have a dedicated "drafting period" where the "what will be decided" steps get nailed out, before any "!voting" period opens. — xaosflux Talk 14:16, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

stub tags[edit]

Hallo, it's probably less than helpful to add {{geography-stub}} to an article as you did here: it just takes it out of the Category:Stubs which stub-sorters look at, without sorting it into a useful category. Best just leave it as {{stub}} unless you can slot it into at least a country.

I might have a look at Category:Geography stubs to see if anything else there needs rescuing.

In fact I found it depressing how many people had edited that article without putting the country name into the lead ... I was alerted to it by chance by spotting this strange talk page notice! PamD 22:36, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi PamD, in looking at my diff you referenced above, the prior version was not in any categories at all - I didn't remove it from anything. The only place I can see this would have cleared the page from any sort of category list would have been in Special:UncategorizedPages. Please let me know if I've missed something here. For what it's worth - I rarely do these, but was working though some issues related to WP:CXT. — xaosflux Talk 00:18, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah yes, sorry - you'd given it the {{geography-stub}} from scratch, rather than replacing {{stub}}. Apologies. But it's probably better to add {{stub}}, which leaves it in the category where people will look and sort it, rather than a stub template which is always going to be too broad. (Though I admit I do tend to drop quite a lot of articles into {{software-stub}} to leave someone else to sort them out!) PamD 07:14, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
And I've now cleared out the sortable stubs from within Category:Geography, leaving it only a collection of geography journals ({{geography-journal-stub}} goes there) and a tiny handful of the otherwise unsortable! PamD 08:01, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the update - best wishes for future stub sorting! — xaosflux Talk 11:40, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

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Re: Switzer[edit]

I cut it down to semi-protection, must've had a finger slip and picked a different one than intended; to be honest I didn't even realize the 30/500 thing was a protection option until just now, must be new. Wizardman 21:35, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:1[edit]

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Question concerning discretionary sanctions[edit]

I noticed that you stopped in to fix a stray tag marking part of a discussion about a dead gorilla who was being compared to a Presidential candidate's chances in the 2016 election. (Though this struck many as unencyclopedic and misleading, an administrator kept "accidentally" reverting it). This same administrator has recently redirected the "political positions of Ralph Nader" to Nader's bio page (without any discussion or reinstating references added), and called for the deletion of the article "political positions of Jill Stein". Is this normal behavior for a "neutral" administrator?

My question concerning discretionary sanctions (I have been banned from the topic Jill Stein by Nuclear Warfare) is: "Do I have the right to ask the question above (Is this normal behavior for a "neutral" administrator?)". My question concerning the problem of the page hack : "Is anyone looking into this?"

Thank you for your time. SashiRolls (talk) 12:20, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello SashiRolls, if you have concerns about an edit that I made, I will be happy to review any edit I made, if you can provide me the diff link. For this instance, even if the edit was related to your topic banned area I think it is OK for you to provide me the link, especially if it was related to an edit made in my capacity as an administrator. Prolonged discussion may not be available if against your topic ban but I will review and at least make a short reply for you. Regarding your other questions - most high profile pages are heavily watched by other editors, and most editors strive to maintain quality and neutrality. As your questions about the actions of the other administrator are specifically related to article content in the are you are topic banned from - you don't really get to follow up on it. Deletion discussions are also highly watched by many editors - and failed deletion nominations are common. I understand you are interested in these topics - but as you have active sanctions, if you wish to continue to help us build the encyclopedia I suggest you edit in other areas. — xaosflux Talk 15:01, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
It is just the fact that the process is supposed to be a process and not an administrator quietly deciding to redirect long-standing pages (related to Green political postions), as has been done for Political positions of Cynthia McKinney (a reasonably well-referenced page from what I see from the history, certainly not a redirect candidate) and Political positions of Ralph Nader (which did need better referencing, but could have been improved). This is the work of the same administrator that led me to add the faulty tag that you corrected here (diff). I've been editing in other areas, and am observing and will continue to observe the strictest silence on the pages in question. I'm waiting to see how this develops to formulate my appeal. SashiRolls (talk) 15:52, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the link, my edit was purely technical in nature, and I find no fault in whoever introduced the technical error (it is currently transparent to readers until a new software release that this is preparing for) - there have been thousands of these to clean up across all pages. As for your content and topic concerns - have faith that other editors will continue to care for pages in your absence from editing them and go in to any future appeal proceedings with a calm manner. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 16:13, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the sound of advice, xaosflux :) And thanks for your work, I've learned a lot from all this. SashiRolls (talk) 16:56, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

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Please comment on Help talk:Hidden text[edit]

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Changing content models[edit]

Hey xaosflux. Per wikitech-l all users with the move userright will be able to change the content model of pages (editcontentmodel) beginning 12 September. For us that means (auto)confirmed and page movers (and admins who already have it). A Phabricator task to change who is assigned the right can be created. I don't think it should be granted to page movers since it doesn't apply to moving pages. I'm not sure if (auto)confirmed should have it or not. I think MMS is a reasonable candidate if we revoke it from (auto)confirmed. Maybe template editors? Thoughts? Should an RfC or proposal be dawn up for discussion at a VPR? (I thought you would be interested.) — JJMC89(T·C) 20:11, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

JJMC89 I read the phab ticket, and they are usually worded a bit different then they are implemented. As far as enwiki goes, what I suspect will occur is that (editcontentmodel) permission will be added to the Autoconfirmed users and Confirmed users (they probably wont bother with page mover since it is an enwiki specific group). As rights are cumulative, unless enwiki makes a decision to not give this to (auto)confirmed users it is moot if it is actually also deployed to out custom pagemovers group. I don't think giving it to move enabled groups is a good idea - and have commented at phab:T85847. If the sysadmins decide too bad - this is our new default because something something flow something something - then we can poll enwiki and request that enwiki is different. — xaosflux Talk 00:50, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
It is being explicitly granted to page movers (extendedmover) per this commit (line 7788). I agree, I don't think it is a good idea – I don't think it is similar to moving. Users who are granted the right should be expected to know how and when to (not) use it. Deploying it to the masses is likely to lead to problems. — JJMC89(T·C) 01:25, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
JJMC89 please see Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#restrict_changecontentmodel_permission. — xaosflux Talk 02:02, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
Xaosflux, are you able to change the contentmodel of Wikipedia talk:Flow/Developer test page? — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 02:29, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
It is able to be targeted, but I don't want to break that page - let me see if there is somewhere else to try. — xaosflux Talk 02:35, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Andy M. Wang Attempting to change to model on testwiki:Talk:ET43 fails with error The flow-board content model does not support direct editing. — xaosflux Talk 02:40, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. What about a direct topic like testwiki:Topic:T6442d08n4xqo3ia? — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 02:42, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Same The flow-board content model does not support direct editing. — xaosflux Talk 02:45, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style[edit]

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Your deletion of a wikipedia-talk page[edit]

On 5 January 2016 you deleted Wikipedia talk:Articles for deletion/Liisa Ladouceur (G7: One author who has requested deletion or blanked the page). Just wondering what was the rationale for such an unusual deletion? Thanks in advance for responding on my talk page. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:44, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

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MfD nomination of User:Gregaga/sandbox[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Question[edit]

I realise that there is no deadline, however my bot request has been open for 8 days, and counting. I know that bots such as JJMC8789 bot task 7 take a longer time to process, but mine is extremely simple and only affects a bit over 1,000 pages. Thanks, Dat GuyTalkContribs 09:38, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

I'll try to get to this in the next 2 days; I think most of the other WP:BAG guys are busy too. — xaosflux Talk 12:25, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Aand responded again. Dat GuyTalkContribs 14:32, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
And again. Dat GuyTalkContribs 05:43, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Policies for dealing with new articles at NPP & AfC[edit]

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