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RfC of possible interest[edit]

Oversighters may perhaps be interested in Wikipedia talk:Harassment#RfC about outing and blocks. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:50, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Should the logo be updated?[edit]

I made an attempt to update the logo to use the 2.0 globe; however I did not do a very good job of it, and I think that someone with more artistic/photoshop skills than I should do that. This isn't extremely important to do, but I feel it should still be done, as all the other user right logos use the new logo. MereTechnicality (talk) 21:48, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

View your edits that have been oversighted[edit]

Is there a straightforward, fast way to see all the edits you have made that have been oversighted? Now I don't mean for me to view the diffs themselves; I know that I can't because I'm not an oversighter. I just want to know if there's a way I can see the pages I made the edits to, when I made them, etc. Everymorning (talk) 01:47, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

I doubt it. As far as I know, the database will only acknowledge that an edit that was oversighted even exists if you're an oversighter. MereTechnicality 01:53, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
I don't believe there is a way without having oversight permission. Just some general info, you have five edits that have been oversighted. Three to articles that have since been deleted, one in user space and one in project source. Why are you interested? - GB fan 02:25, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Just wondering. I remember one of them, which was when I reverted a vandal edit to a page about an obscure painter that was so nasty it was oversighted soon afterward, but I don't remember any specifics. I was kinda interested in looking more into what the user whose suppressed edit I reverted did on some other pages (I kind of remember that too, but again, I don't remember many details, partly b/c this was at least a year ago). I know this user did similar stuff to the oversighted edit I reverted elsewhere that wasn't oversighted (at least not as soon). Everymorning (talk) 02:39, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
That is not one of your oversighted edits. Just from the general description that was more likely revision deleted rather than oversighted. If it was oversighted the reason it does not show up in your oversighted edits is that you removed the offending information with your edit and only the versions from where it was introduced through the one right before you removed it would need to be oversighted. Those would be the only versions of the article that had the information in them. - GB fan 12:06, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Now that I remember I think my revert wasn't oversighted (or revision deleted), but the original edit (which I reverted) was oversighted, so I think that's why it wasn't one of them. Everymorning (talk) 16:58, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

New RfC[edit]

Oversighters may be interested in WT:HA#RfC: Harassment of non-editors. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:23, 17 May 2017 (UTC)


Protected edit request on 4 June 2017[edit]

Please add class="sysop-show" to the <span style="font-size:90%">'''Wikipedia administrators:''' Due to the sensitive nature of this page and how easily it could be misused, you must not unprotect this page. Thank you.<p>The suppression team does not respond to threats of harm. Such emergencies are dealt with [[Wikipedia:Responding to threats of harm|as described here]].</span> span to hide it from non-admins. Pppery 00:48, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Not done @Pppery: Actually I think the first half of that should just be removed (it could be in the protection log instead) - the second half is useful to others. What do you think? — xaosflux Talk 01:27, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
I made a mistake in including the second half in the request in the first place, and have no opinion about removing the first half. Pppery 01:37, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
Removed it and other misc cleanup. — xaosflux Talk 15:22, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Oversight revealing rev-del'ed material[edit]

This has absolutely nothing to do with WP:OVERSIGHT. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 02:26, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

Should someone with oversight capacity readily supply off-wiki locations to find rev-del'ed material? The Rambling Man (talk) 21:11, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Are you referring to rev-dels that are oversight supressed (i.e. not just deleted)? — xaosflux Talk 22:39, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
The background is an interaction ban (archive), followed by a 160-KB discussion (archive). TRM has been invited to take any further concerns to ANI but has instead chosen to express dissent on other pages—pages where WP:BOOMERANG may not apply. As an onlooker who happened to notice the events unfold before deletion, it was obvious that the iban was necessary to avoid highly sensitive issues unrelated to the encyclopedia. The underlying issue did not involve a finding of fault, but TRM has a different view. Johnuniq (talk) 02:10, 25 June 2017 (UTC)