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2021 Steward elections resultsEdit

The 2021 Steward elections have ended today (14:00 UTC). The Election Committee, after verifying the votes, has announced the final results. The following 5 candidates were elected:

  1. AmandaNP (talk · contribs)
  2. Operator873 (talk · contribs)
  3. Stanglavine (talk · contribs)
  4. Teles (talk · contribs)
  5. Wiki13 (talk · contribs)

We thank all of the candidates for their time and interest and the voters for the time spent reviewing the candidates and taking part in this relevant global election. Also we wish to thank all the other volunteers who helped in the coordination of the process.

The results of the 2021 Stewards confirmation will be determined in the upcoming days.

For the Election Committee, RadiX 17:17, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Are the results of the confirmations able to be shared at this point?  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:34, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@Billinghurst Based on Talk:Stewards/Confirm/2021, it seems that all existing stewards (except rxy) was confirmed. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:38, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
And then they should be shared like the election results were.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:40, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I get what you are saying now. I had raised this to Electcom. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:43, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Local inactivity policy of wuu.wikipediaEdit

Hi, I just added the local admin inactivity policy on wuuwiki to Admin activity review/Local inactivity policies. The policy reads 如果一年朆活动,一切特殊权限(包括管理员搭行政员)应该拿脱。因此而除权者,来六个号头以内只要简单要求就好恢复权限;六个号头以后就要重新申请哉。 which means "All advanced rights (including adminship and bureaucratship) shall be removed after 1 year of inactivity. Anyone with rights removed due to inactivity may simply request restoration of those rights within 6 months of removal; after 6 months, they have to re-apply via the normal process." The latter sentence is rather irrelevant (wuuwiki has a local 'crat) so it was not added. I did not find local discussions about this, but the policy was referred to at least 3 times in 9 years in SRP: 2011, 2015 and 2020. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 10:23, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Please stop giving my CU results to User:Cmsth11126a02Edit

Dear all, User:Cmsth11126a02 is now hounding me on the Chinese Wikipedia[1][2][3]. Please stop giving my CU results to him or answer his CU questions about me or disclose my ip subnet like this again. Thank you.--温大善人 (talk) 11:03, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

This is all that the user knows. The specific IP ranges that the user claims are the user's guess. No steward can give checkuser data to the user. So, if the user is bothering you, ask local to act. At least no other information is provided that violates the policy. --Sotiale (talk) 11:14, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Global IP block messages could do with reviewEdit

We are getting numerous requests by globally blocked IP addresses locally asking for an unblock. Would stewards please consider getting updated blocking text that points users to a page that offers blocked users better direction on how to understand global IP block exemption and SRGP and/or contacting stewards. You may have a better idea, and happy with something that discourages users from trying for an {{unblock}}.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:17, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

I'd definitely be willing to switch things over. Do we know where the text is coming from? ie what system message? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 05:21, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
MediaWiki:Globalblocking-block-reason-dropdown? -- CptViraj (talk) 05:51, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
The notice those affected users would see is localized version (depend on each wiki) of MediaWiki:Globalblocking-ipblocked-range or MediaWiki:Globalblocking-ipblocked. This would likely lead them to here to appeal. When they find they are also blocked on meta (usually the case when using proxies) they will see MediaWiki:Blockedtext, which instructs them to appeal on talk page. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 06:55, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
No, those ain't the messages. We use a Wikimedia-customized version of them:
They all link/point to SRG to make the appeals. Amendments to these messages must be done by submitting patches to the WikimediaMessages extension in Gerrit.
Now, if the global block is also applied to Meta (most of the times nowadays) indeed when the blocked visits Meta, the user will see our local "you're blocked" messages (GlobalBlocks do not apply to Meta, we have to mirror them via local blocks) which indeed tell the user to use the {{unblock}} template. I agree it's confusing for the average user. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:58, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

WikimediaMessages for 'global-deleter' groupEdit

I just noticed that there are no WikimediaMessages for Pathoschild's global group, so I suggest adding these (see phab:T279828). Since this would overwrite the Localised name of the group ("Pathoschild's global group"), I wanted to ask if the stewards are okay with this change, or if there are any objections. Regards --Zabe (talk) 21:17, 10 April 2021 (UTC)