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Wikipetitions ProposalEdit

I would love to see suggestions, feedback, and questions related to my proposed Wikimedia project, called Wikipetitions. I would also like for anybody who is interested in the project to edit your name into the People Interested.

This would be a great start for better ways to interact with and communicate with our respective countries lawmakers(when/where permitted), and this kind of collaboration would help clarify the issue at hand!

Please, help my project get started and please help make it shine as a star/top Wiki project!—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kyjds (talk)

Inactive local botsEdit

Hello. This is a list of bots inactive for ~2 years as of yesterday, according to the stewardry tool:

Bot Last edit on Meta-Wiki
HaeBot 2014-10-19 08:43
MiszaBot 2014-04-08 19:11
ՋոկերԲոտ 2014-04-02 17:27
SanniBot 2013-09-26 15:30
Thehelpfulbot 2013-08-28 00:02
AvocatoBot 2013-07-24 19:18
FischBot 2013-06-22 15:42
Snowbot 2013-03-05 06:50
TranslationsVolBot 2012-10-30 21:23
BOTijo 2012-05-05 00:00
DougBot 2011-12-19 15:20
Lucia Bot 2011-08-21 23:28
SoxBot 2008-07-24 02:50
Millbot 2006-02-23 17:08
DrTrigonBot never

What do you think we should do with inactive bots in general? —MarcoAurelio 10:30, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

My opinion:
  1. Between 2 and 3 years inactive → consult with controller.
  2. 3 years inactive or more → remove bot flag.--Syum90 (talk) 12:12, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Lncabh. If at all, remove bot flags of accounts whose owners have vanished. --Vogone (talk) 12:48, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
I wrote a draft some time ago at Meta:Bots#Removal on how to handle removal of permissions from inactive bots. I'd say that, bot accounts inactive for 1 or 2 years (I'd go for one year, but I don't mind 2) should be proposed for de-botflagging, with operator being warned one week before removal takes place. Some time ago Quentinv57 did a major cleanup on inactive bot flags here too. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:07, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm essentially agreed with this draft, and I can agree with one year, I proposed 2 years in order to be as garantist as possible.--Syum90 (talk) 08:10, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

BRfA in need of participationEdit

Hello. Those interested may find Meta:Requests for bot status/KharBot. I'd appreciate further comments there. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 09:32, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


Hello everyone. Just a note that I've requested CheckUser access on Meta, as per policy which suggests community notification of such a request. The specific page is at Meta:Requests for checkuser/Ajraddatz. Thanks, Ajraddatz (talk) 21:17, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

The request went well. :-) Thank you for all the hard work! --MZMcBride (talk) 22:54, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Note on changes on Category:User xy categoriesEdit

As discussed with Pathoschild on Template_talk:User_language_category#Automatically_detect_the_language, I'll be changing the template parameters to remove the language code, which will come automatically with the template via a LUA module. As such, it's normal that until we update the template, you'll see that it does not work properly. That'll be fixed soon. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 16:26, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for informing.--Syum90 (talk) 16:40, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Proposal to globally ban WayneRay from WikimediaEdit

Per Wikimedia's Global bans policy, I'm alerting all communities in which WayneRay participated in that there's a proposal to globally ban his account from all of Wikimedia. Members of the Meta community are welcome in participate in the discussion. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 14:40, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, but I think Project:Babel = local VP, Project:Forum = global stuff. –Be..anyone 💩 16:48, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, this page is only for Meta-related issues.--Syum90 (talk) 17:06, 19 April 2016 (UTC)


What's the state of the art wrt Flow on Meta? The rollout list doesn't mention Meta. At least the user talk page beta opt-in feature should be harmless. –Be..anyone 💩 16:45, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, we discussed about Flow recently at Meta:Requests for comment/Enable flow in the Research talk (203) namespace.--Syum90 (talk) 17:01, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
And a decision has already been taken at Meta:Babel/Archives/2014-03#Flow_on_Meta. Nemo 17:03, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Fine, but I disagree with interpreting the vintage 2014 opinion of MZMcBride as decision affecting the user talk page beta test introduced later ("later" not checked). And I could have spent 20min for a stupid talk page archive more productively elsewhere. –Be..anyone 💩 17:30, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
You are free to redirect your talk page to another wiki where you feel more comfortable or efficient, of course. Nemo 19:01, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I think it was made clear we prefer to be able to contact users and not have our browsers crash. --Vogone (talk) 20:41, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Not this weak forum impersonation, that creates a rift between the talk page and the whole rest of the wikiverse. This here is as well a wiki, not facebook. BTW: Redirecting a Flow-Forum is impossible now, this piece of junk is incapable of it Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 04:30, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
The colons are just ridiculous as of 2016; mw:table fixed. –Be..anyone 💩 07:27, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
As of 2016?! The colons were ridiculous as of 2002, I think. ;-)
I'm not sure there's much interest in spreading Flow on Meta-Wiki. As someone who watched the failed LiquidThreads roll-out and who is now watching the stalled(?) Flow roll-out, I'm still pretty wary of switching to it. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:52, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

My Unblock RequestEdit

My unblock request on the EN Wikipedia has been sitting for several days waiting for comment by the blocking administrator who hasn't responded. Anything you can do, I really want to get back to editing The Newspaper (talk) 14:39, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, this page is only for Meta-related issues; to discuss about other projects please go to the Wikimedia Forum.--Syum90 (talk) 08:04, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Archives on Talk:Title blacklistEdit

Hi, we are discussing on how to archive Talk:Title blacklist by a bot. Discussed about that until now are, in chronological order:

  1. User_talk:Whym#ArchiverBot_on_Talk:Title_blacklist
  2. User talk:Euku#Archives_on_Talk:Title_blacklist
  3. User_talk:Steinsplitter#Archives_on_.5B.5BMeta:Requests_for_deletion.5D.5D_and_.5B.5BMeta:Proposed_page_moves.5D.5D

We are waiting for more opinions.--Syum90 (talk) 12:16, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

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