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Request to edit the current banner of wle_2016_in Wiki Loves Earth India 2016

I would like to request the admin to please edit the current banner of wle_2016_in Wiki Loves Earth India 2016

Campaign
wle_2016_in
Link
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016_in_India
Date
From May 31, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Logged in
Yes
Projects
Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikiquotes, WikiBooks, Wikivoyage.
Languages
All
Geo-locate
India
text1

Yohannvt (talk) 09:42, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

  Done, could you please copy this all to the page of coordination of WLE CNs so that we can keep it all in one place? --Base (talk) 11:20, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
  Done
But I need your help here again

Please update this as the proper banner since the Check out the rules here link of the previous banner is not working

Yohannvt (talk) 12:44, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

  fixed, sorry did not notice this update right away. --Base (talk) 15:08, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
 Thanks! Base ... Really appreciate your quick response Yohannvt (talk) 16:13, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
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Polish translation of "harassment" banner

Could an admin publish Polish translation of "harassment" CNBanner? --jdx Re: 06:58, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:16, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
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Global nuke?

Prof.John Fox is a globally-locked sockpuppet of long-term nuisance editor Alec Smithson. Is there any way to request or co-ordinate global removal of his edits, assuming of course that that is desirable? Thanks, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 07:56, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Most of the contributions left up seem to be good. I never really like reverting good edits, regardless of the person who made them myself, but I know others have different views on the issue. The best we can do in these cases is revert the edits everywhere, delete the pages on small wikis, and tag the pages on wikis with enough local admins to handle them. Ajraddatz (talk) 08:16, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Encuentros/Editat%C3%B3n_en_el_Hotel_de_Inmigrantes planned by Wikimedia Argentina in Buenos Aires, next July 16th.

We want to try this campaigns:

--Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 18:22, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

  Doing...--Syum90 (talk) 07:53, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
  Listo. Saludos.--Syum90 (talk) 08:28, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
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Request to remove the founder flag

see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Requests_and_proposals/remove_the_founder_flag - de   Kolo   nel - 23:13, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

This has nothing to do with Meta sysops/bureaucrats. Thanks. — regards, Revi 07:42, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks to OP in some ways... page deleted. Ajraddatz (talk) 08:34, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
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IdeaLab and staff conduct

This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio 21:17, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Request to update the current banner of wle_2016_in Wiki Loves Earth India 2016

Hi there, I had earlier put up this request. We have planned to make the banner more colorful so i would like to request the admin to please edit the current banner of wle_2016_in Wiki Loves Earth India 2016

Campaign
wle_2016_in
Link
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016_in_India
Date
From May 31, 2016 - June 30, 2016
Logged in
Yes
Projects
Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikiquotes, WikiBooks, Wikivoyage.
Languages
All
Geo-locate
India
text1

I will also update this on the central notice page of WLE here - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016/CentralNotice

Thanks Yohannvt (talk) 06:22, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

These are getting quite spammy. I have seen this banner way too many times than I should have. It might be time to consider lowering priority (especially in large countries) on these campaigns. Theo10011 (talk) 20:13, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Request for Central notice banner WikiConference

We need a Central-notice banner to publicize the on going participation survey for our WikiConference India 2016.

  • date: June 18, 2016 - June 26, 2016
  • only logged-in users.
  • projects: Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikiquotes, WikiBooks, Wikivoyage.
  • languages: en, hi, as, ur, bn, ur, ml, or, gu, mr, kn, te, ta, pa, sa, pnb, mai, ne, new, as, gom, sd
  • Geo-locate: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
  • priority: Maximum
  • text1= WikiConference India 2016 Programs Survey
  • text2 = Participate in WikiConference India 2016 Programs survey and help us learn more about participants capabilities, needs, interests and expectations regarding conference programs.

Thank you. Pinging @Syum90:. Jim Carter (talk) 15:29, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Hm, I'm not sure whether CentralNotice/Request should not be used instead. @Seddon: Can you help? Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 15:33, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes, all CN requests are to be processed there. —MarcoAurelio 15:34, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
I believe it has been shifted to that page recently. Thanks anyway. Jim Carter (talk) 15:47, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
P. S. @MarcoAurelio: and @DerHexer: I found the new method of requesting central notice banner quite confusing. Perhaps because of lack of instruction. Jim Carter (talk) 16:07, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
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Request for Central notice banner WikiLovesEarth

For WikiLovesEarth (India), wee need this central banner: Commons:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2016/CentralNotice#Indian_Design

  • date: From now to 10 days (or till next update)
  • only logged-in users.
  • projects: Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikiquotes, WikiBooks.

languages: en, hi, as, bn, ur, ml, mr, or, gu, kn, te, ta, pa, sa, pnb, mai, ne, new, as, gom, sd, ur

  • Geo-locate: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Let us know if you have any question
Thank you and regards. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 08:33, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

@Titodutta: You have to file a request at CentralNotice/Request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:36, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • Ah, thanks, I ave posted there. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 17:26, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
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Request for CentralNotice banner

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for our new contest -> https://es.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Concurso_Wikisource_2016_%28WMAR%29 planned by Wikimedia Argentina.

We want one campaign:

Thanks! --Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 14:27, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi,   enabled. Currently without diluting views, perhaps later it should be narrowed to just some % of users. --Base (talk) 01:46, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! --Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 13:55, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Base can we add the central notice banner to Wikipedia for a few days? Only in Logged in user. Thanks a lot :) --Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 14:25, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi, sorry just got to respond here. Could you clarify which few days, please? :) --Base (talk) 20:05, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Giselle Bordoy (WMAR), I've currently enabled it from tomorrow to 19th including, for 30% of logged in users. Feel free to ask if you need more, I just want to be sure that we do not oversaturate them with banners as well :) --Base (talk) 20:16, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks BaseI know that now there ir a banner for Wikimania, so if we can put it from June 28th to July 1th itś ok. Thanks again. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) Matiia (talk) 04:16, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

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CentralNotice - Community usage guideline overhaul

Hi. Centralnotice is getting a lot more usage than expected. Per this and the growing number of community centralnotice requests, I think we should revisit the original usage guidelines. When we started writing those original guidelines, no one expected centralnotice usage would be this high. There are way too many campaign requests and having 2-3 banners always running is getting to be a norm. it is really burning out the pageview and the value of that space - it's downright moving towards becoming a permanent internal advertisement platform. This is not helpful for the community, the staff (the fundraising department especially). It's becoming quite an annoyance in larger countries where this translates into several hundred million views.

So, I propose an overhaul. I have some ideas. I would like to ask for help from other admins, community members, staff and anyone interested to look at these guidelines and update them. This should be of concern to most admins who address banner requests here - your input would be appreciated. For staff, this really isn't intended to affect any WMF related campaigns, just community and chapter originated requests. Pinging people who might be interested Ajraddatz, PiRSquared17,Nemo_bis and MZMcBride. Thanks. Theo10011 (talk) 20:44, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Moved my comment to the talk page thread mentioned. --Base (talk) 21:11, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Theo, I'll take a look and comment there. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:53, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Update- I added some suggestions there to be added to guidelines. This would concern most admins handling central notice requests. Please take a look and comment. Hiya, MarcoAurelio Vituzzu and other stewards, I hope you guys also take a look and offer some feedback, if you have some time. Thanks. Theo10011 (talk) 16:27, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Removal of central-notice adminship for Benoit Rochon

The following discussion is closed.

Hi everyone, As the previous section says, Benoit Rochon created a site notice campain on French Wikipedia without consulting the community there before. This, sadly, shows a lack of prudence and measurement not suitable with the use of these particular tools. Léna (talk) 12:35, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes, it was a (big) mystake to create this campaign, because there was no consensus on French Wikipedia, but maybe we can wait for his explanations? Best regards, Jules78120 (talk) 15:06, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Maybe should it be better, before any removal of central-notice adminship, to ask Benoit Rochon about the reasons of his action (why did he choose this way, was he alone to choose this action, etc.)
I saw, on French language Wikipedia, an explanation written by the chair of the French chapter (« Il y a eu des idées de réactions sur deux bistros et des contributeurs ont choisi de mettre un bandeau. »), but this explanation should be considered, as we say in French, to be « un peu courte » (I don't know the possible translation in English for this distinct sense).
Hégésippe | ±Θ± 15:08, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
As for me, I think someone or a few people have asked this contributor to perform this action because he had the opportunity. Also, I expect that those responsible be denounced and subject to punishment. I think there are other people behind this. Note that this notice also appear here and on Wikidata, so the problem isn't solved. Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick (talk) 21:29, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
This is both fr:FED and irrelevant. He did not respect the principles behind CentralNotice/Usage guidelines, including focus and community approval. Hence, he shoudln't have the tools.Léna (talk) 07:25, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
I'd love to hear from Benoit on this given the community concerns, before bureaucrats take a decision. Has he been informed about this thread? On the other hand, a request to remove rights might be started on Meta:Requests for centralnotice adminship/Benoit Rochon (removal). I expect we can sort this out without having to do that though. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 08:55, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Hello MarcoAurelio, Léna, Jules78120 and Hégésippe. I wish to react more quickly to community messages, but I was at the airport for 12 hours, returning to Montreal from Wikimania 2016. As I explain on Wikipédia Village pump, I lacked judgment by running the banner as per a request from a small part of the French community present at Wikimania without consulting the whole community first. According to those discussions, French community had 3 days to react and I was asked if I can do something with central notice.
I am responsible for clicking the "Run" button, and it was my duty to explain to people at Wikimania the rules regarding banners. Now, if the community votes to withdraw my adminship, I would agree because I lacked judgment by accepting the request of people attending Wikimania.
Accept my apologies. Benoit Rochon (talk) 14:09, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
As I said, it's a big mystake, "a lack of prudence" as said Léna, but I trust more someone who recognizes his mystakes in good faith, than people who don't. If you understand what led you to make this mistake and if you pledge to always check if the community has been consulted or warned (even if the banner is "urgent"), I don't think it's necessary to withdraw your adminship. So the question is: do you think you can keep the CN tool without doing the same mystake again? If the answer is yes, keep it.
Kind regards, Jules78120 (talk) 14:38, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes I made a mistake. I am terribly sorry about this situation. I wish I can go back. It was my responsibility to explain the rules of CentralNotice to people at Wikimania and consult the whole French community at first. I will sure never do this mistake again.
Now, I wait wisely the decision of the community to withdraw the admin tools or not. Again, I apologize to everyone. Regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 15:06, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
NB: there is no need to be CN admin to know that asking the community for consensus is needed. So yes, you have to explain the rules of CentralNotice as an admin and check if they are followed, but everybody should already know that —for CentralNotice as for any other big choice— Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects are driven by consensus. And in this case, how could people around the table don't know that there are always debates about "political" banners? I don't understand. Regards, Jules78120 (talk) 15:32, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Without digging much into understanding of the concrete situation, I'd rather we do not have removals for single mistakes even if big ones. We speak about humans, not perfected bots after all. It looks that the user has recognised that he was wrong and this, in my opinion, is enough to let him have another chance. It would though justify much stricter approach in case the user repeats the mistake. --Base (talk) 15:29, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

  • CN banner (especially when enabled for logged-out users as well, which was the case here) can have a big impact. But i agree with Base. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:36, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I hope this is resolved locally. Benoit seems to be back and replying. If the community accepts his apology than this matter can be closed. If they wish for a flag removal, MarcoAurelio gave a link to where your removal request should go. If there is consensus, the flag would be removed. Either way, it's a local community issue, they should proceed as they see fit. Theo10011 (talk) 15:53, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
I agree with the fact that we should trust someone who recognizes his mistakes in good faith, and that humans make mistakes. Benoit explained the context of his action, acknowledged the problem and is now very aware of the sensitivity of this issue and the protocols for consulting the community if such a request is transmitted to him again. Seeris (talk) 20:53, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't agree with removing the CA admin flag; we're all human, and the fact that Benoit is willing to admit his mistakes and learn from them is fine for me. As Theo says, hopefully any specific issues with the banner can be resolved as appropriate. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:53, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Closed. I think that the issues have been properly addressed and no further action is required for now. Benoit acknowledged the mistake, so, per Base et al., I think we can move on. —MarcoAurelio 22:10, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your indulgence. Benoit Rochon (talk) 22:20, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — regards, Revi 16:09, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Request for central notice banner

Hi all, I would like a central notice administrator or a local administrator to create a Central Notice banner for the WikiConference India 2016's call for new proposals.

  • Campaign Link: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Call_for_Participation
  • Date: From June 28, 2016 - July 20, 2016 IST
  • Logged in: Yes
  • Projects: Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikidata, Wikiquotes, WikiBooks, Wikivoyage.
  • Languages: en, hi, bn, ur, ml, or, gu, mr, ka, ta, pa, sa, te, as, gom, ne, mai, pnb, my, sd, si, bpy, new, bh
  • Geo-locate: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

text1 The Wikimedia India Conference 2016 is now open for new proposals, submit your proposals by July 20, 2016 IST.

Thanks in advance. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 03:16, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Also requested at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CentralNotice/Request/Wiki_Conference_India_2016:_Call_for_Papers#Wiki_Conference_India_2016:_Call_for_Papers --Ravi (talk) 03:45, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
  Not done, because all CN campaigns are now handled via the process at CentralNotice/Requests. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 08:57, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — regards, Revi 16:09, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for our an edit-a-thon -> https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Encuentros/Editat%C3%B3n_en_el_Hotel_de_Inmigrantes I'm already request this banner a few weeks ago but I think that nobody do it because I didn't made the request. Its a shame because I need it soon. Here is the request-> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CentralNotice/Request/Editatón_Hotel_de_Inmigrantes

We want one campaign:

    • link: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Encuentros/Editat%C3%B3n_en_el_Hotel_de_Inmigrantes
    • from July 4th to July 16 th, 2016.
    • Logged in, anonymous.
    • In AR. In the projects Wikipedia y Wikimedia Commons.
    • text1: ¡Te invitamos a la editatón en el Hotel de Inmigrantes!
    • text2: Te esperamos el sábado 16 de julio de 11 a 16 horas en Av. Antártida Argentina 1355 (entre Dirección Nacional de Migraciones y Buquebus). Entrada por Apostadero Naval, Puerto Madero.

Thanks a lot! --Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 12:59, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

CentralNotice requests are no longer processed here: See CentralNotice/Request. Thanks. — regards, Revi 16:06, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Revi, I made the request here and that area because here I put the message of the banner. Thanks! --Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 17:18, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

See other requests as examples (Wikiconference India might be good example) and you'll know how to put the text in your request. — regards, Revi 17:48, 29 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for all the information Revi--Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 14:24, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
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request meta block for User:Ajraddatz

User:Ajraddatz refuses to refactor his remarks, despite repeated requests from other editors.[14] given the strong consensus about vocabulary here [15], i would suggest a block, until he can abide community norms. Slowking4 (talk) 01:34, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Slowking, I've read Ajr's remarks and I don't see how they can be construed as in contrast with our urbanity policy. Please note that a debate (which is still ongoing) on the naming of a page is not the same as deciding the expression is unacceptable. I don't see any intent to make a personal attack on anybody in Ajr's remarks and so see no grounds for a block, imho. Snowolf How can I help? 01:44, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
+1 to Snowolf. This is an outrageous request to threaten and censor someone. Theo10011 (talk) 01:59, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
  • The irony here is that I generally do support efforts at making Meta-Wiki a nicer place, and while I don't see any issue with the word "dickishness" in a general context, I would have been happy to change it had there been a simple request for that. Instead: my comment was edited without my consent, I was implied to be a disruptive editor who should be blocked (Special:Diff/15730533), and it was suggested that I was flouting the behavioural norms of Meta (Special:Diff/15729581) - implying intentional action on my part to go against the standards of civility here. They wanted my comment modified to allow for a more congenial editing environment, but in the process did things which represent the worst of on-wiki interactions and go far more towards creating a toxic environment for contributing than any one word that I chose to write. I will probably change the comment at some time, because one person had the decency of asking nicely, but it will not be in response to this sort of abusive behaviour. Ajraddatz (talk) 01:58, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
    As an addendum, I do apologize to the Meta-Wiki community for being at the centre of some drama like this. I almost always avoid such things, but this is one case where I would like to stand up to clearly abusive comments and actions directed against me over a wording choice of all things. Ajraddatz (talk) 02:02, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
you have already lost one productive editor to meta interaction over this incident, how many editors are you prepared to lose? the clear consensus linked to from 2 years ago, is not to use this phrase. either enforce civility on meta, or let everyone know that meta is not a safe space. i'm already organizing off-wiki, when the staff ask why don't i interact more via meta, i will link to this discussion. Slowking4 (talk) 12:48, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Who, Neotarf? The person who led the campaign to change the title of the "Don't be a dick" page to "Don't be a jerk", and who is banned from enwiki for similar GG-style behaviour? Unfortunate, though given their past actions, not surprising. And again, if you are trying to get me to change my wording to make things more welcoming and inclusive here, threatening me with off-wiki harassment isn't the best way to do this. Why is it that the "friendlier" crowd can't make a comment without including a threat or insult? Ajraddatz (talk) 12:55, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
And now see this latest post on my talk page, where I am congratulated for my "mouth full of shit" according to the video. Is it clear yet which side is actually being abusive and preventing a congenial editing environment here? Ajraddatz (talk) 13:15, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Alternative proposal. I'd like to see if we can temper some of the attitudes here on different sides of this issue and find some agreement. This discussion was originally about IdeaLab / the Inspire Campaign that I maintain, so I am using my staff account accordingly:
  • Ajraddatz is concerned that redacting his comments before an attempt to actually talk to him directly is hostile. Ajr, I believe Neotarf was trying to implement their interpretation of Meta:Urbanity in good faith, and I also agree that approaching you directly with their concerns first would have been a better approach. Neotarf, would you be willing to do this in the future? I think Ajraddatz and others would be willing to reconsider their language choices if it's brought to their attention in this manner.
  • Neotarf is concerned over the use of expressions (in this case, being a dick / dickishness) that create an unwelcoming environment. In the interest of not rehashing the whole debate over this term, I don't think there is anything wrong with folks saying, "Hey, that term is offensive to me, could you consider changing it to something else?" in general. Ajraddatz, I know it wasn't asked to you in this manner initially, but it's what I tried to do here, and others have also done so. I think it's important to try to respect those requests. Ajraddatz, would you be willing to consider changing the language to simply rudeness as you've already suggested there?
And please folks, I know there are strong feelings all around here, but we're just going to keep pushing each other away if we can't find some common ground and try to move forward. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 15:14, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
@I JethroBT (WMF): I'm getting a bit sick of repeating myself here, but you haven't been involved in the conversation save one comment so I'll summarise one more time in a very plain way for all to see.
  • I have no issue changing my comment. While the word "dickishness" has been acceptable on Wikimedia projects for 15 years, I understand the need to update our norms and values. The word isn't one I would use in casual conversation with my grandparents, so there is no need to use it here. I certainly did not intend to cause offence using the word (as I'm sure is obvious).
  • As a reaction to my single wording choice, I have been subject to the following: My comment was edited without my permission, and it was implied that my use of the word was intentionally negative. It was then implied by a different user that I was intentionally violating Meta-Wiki's behavioural norms, and that I should be blocked as a disruptive editor. This section was then made here requesting that I be blocked, and it was further suggested that off-wiki harassment would occur and a message was left on my talk page suggesting that I have a "mouth full of shit", surely a more inflammatory phrase than using the word "dickishness" generally since it was targeted at me.
  • Given this abusive treatment of myself, I will not change the wording at this time because I cannot condone such action. I happen to be an admin here, and an established enough member of the community that I am able to argue my case here without being instantly blocked. But what about another editor in a different situation? The way to handle concerns like this is with a polite message, not any of the above actions. When the other actions have been withdrawn, condemned, and apologized for then I am free to remove the comment based on the polite request that you provided. But I will not do it before then. These types of reactions go far more towards making Meta-Wiki an unwelcoming place than me using the word "dickishness", and we should take a stand against such treatment of people who happen to use the "wrong" word in a comment. At no point in this case have I engaged in personal attacks, harassment, or threats, yet all have been directed against me. That is unacceptable. We have standards for behaviour on this wiki, and those standards have clearly been breached - and not by me.
TL;DR I'll change my wording eventually and will refrain from such wording in the future, but there are serious issues with how the "friendly" side has handled this that must be recognised and responded to. This isn't ideology, this isn't political, this is basic human decency, and it is quite frankly ridiculous that some people aren't recognising that here. Ajraddatz (talk) 15:29, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
@Slowking4: please stop trolling. @I JethroBT (WMF): please stop facilitating his trolling. Both of you: thanks in advance.Both of you aren't made of sugar. Natuur12 (talk) 21:42, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
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Request for CentralNotice banner

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for our new contest -> https://es.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Wikiviajes:Wikimedia_Argentina/Concurso_WikiTour2016 planned by Wikimedia Argentina.

  • We want one campaign:

--Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 20:45, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm on it. —MarcoAurelio 10:34, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
Done. —MarcoAurelio 10:43, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Marco Aurelio —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk)
No problem, on the other hand, I'd love if @Jseddon (WMF) could review this. It looks an excesive long running banner (from June to September), and while I've set it as low priority and limited to 30% of traffic, I'm not sure we've set so long banners in the past. Please advice. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 15:37, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Yeah this is excessively long for a campaign. Really this should not be more than around a month long. Even our biggest community campaigns rarely go on for longer than a month. Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 23:05, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Ok sorry @Jseddon (WMF) and Marco if you can put the banner for a month itś ok. Thanks guys. --Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) (talk) 21:52, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

@Jseddon (WMF) and Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) - I've reduced the campaign for a month, to end on 20 July. Since the time was reduced, I've raised the priority back to 'normal' and also removed the % of views limit. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 22:16, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

[Immediate action needed] Removal of WMFR_CA_publicdomain_fr from Centralnotice

Hello,

This campaign was created by Benoit Rochon without consensus. This was already masked on french wikipedia by using local CSS styles. Many people are now asking for deletion of this banner [16].

Thanks. --Mattho69 (talk) 10:38, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Having it hidden on the major affected project is such a big deal. I've temporarly disabled the notice waiting for further clarifications.--Vituzzu (talk) 11:53, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Vituzzu : are you sure that you have disabled the banner? According to Jules the banner is still visible on Wikimedia Commons and on Special:CentralNotice the campaign is still enabled. Thx. --Mattho69 (talk) 21:09, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
I've disabled the banner. —MarcoAurelio 21:37, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, it was still active on all projects (Wikipedia, Meta, Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikiversity, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikivoyage, etc.), even English Wikipedia if you were using French interface with a French IP. Akeron (talk) 21:41, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
No problem. It was "WMFR_CA_publicdomain_fr" which was active. Please note that it takes up to 10/15 minutes for the banners to appear/dissapear from the interfaces. Clearing the caché may also work, but as far as CentralNotice is concerned, the campaing isn't active anymore. —MarcoAurelio 21:44, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Weird, I was pretty sure I disabled this notice. --Vituzzu (talk) 21:18, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Request for MassMessage Sender role

Hi, I would like to get access for MassMessage Sender role. I am part of the organizing team for WikiConference India 2016. This access will help us reach out to registered volunteers in Meta and across various Indian language Wikimedia projects. Thanks.--Ravi (talk) 12:10, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

  Done temporary granted for reaching out to registered volunteers. Please let us know when your done with sending out. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:07, 29 June 2016 (UTC)