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Talk to me — if you have questions or comments, feel free to post them below or send me an email. If you saw me edit on your wiki, it was probably related to the synchbot service (which maintains global user pages for others) or interface editor (which lets me maintain my user scripts).

About me — my name is Jesse. Nowadays I quietly write scripts, make the occasional edit, and love Shanel. Many moons ago I was an active editor and administrator on several wikis, a Wikimedia steward (2006–2014), a language committee member (2006–2011), an email response volunteer (2006–2011), and a Board elections committee member (2008 and 2009).

Any idea what happened to user:Shanel?Edit

Hi. Any idea what happened to user:Shanel? 4thfile4thrank (talk) 22:24, 09 December 2020‎ (UTC)

Yep, we're married now. She's not active on-wiki anymore though. —Pathoschild 23:47, 09 December 2020 (UTC)
@Pathoschild: Thanks for the quick response. 4thfile4thrank (talk) 23:49, 09 December 2020 (UTC)

AND we luvs you both! Hope all doing well. :-)  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:07, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Custom signaturesEdit

Hi, Jesse. Your username is the only one that appears in as having an "invalid" custom signature. MediaWiki was changed last year to require a local link in a custom signature. The linked page can be a redirect, and there only needs to be one local link. So, for example, you could have a link to your Meta-Wiki user page, your Meta-Wiki user talk page, and your local contributions, or a link to your local user page (which displays your global userpage) and a link to your talk page here. There's more information at mw:New requirements for user signatures/Help.

If you set this up across multiple wikis, then I believe that you will unfortunately have to update each one separately. It seems that the bulk-prefs-changing tools have all been disabled, and GlobalPrefs doesn't seem to handle signatures. (Please ping me if you have questions.) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 01:02, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi! I removed my custom signature on that wiki. (I've been removing them on each wiki as I notice them.) —Pathoschild 01:57, 07 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi! Catanalysis throws an error [1] for oldwikisource:Category:Georgian, and it seems like only for that category. Could you have a look into it? (Is this an OK place to report bugs? I'm not sure if the github repository linked is still the correct place, and, well, I don't have an account there) --MF-W 23:03, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Here is fine. I optimized the query to fix that; let me know if you notice any other issues! —Pathoschild 23:06, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Your toolEdit

Hallo. Some days ago I saw, that the link doesn't work. Greetings --Tlustulimu (talk) 10:12, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

That should be fixed now. Thanks for reporting it! —Pathoschild 23:55, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much, that it works now again. --Tlustulimu (talk) 09:27, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Next Synchbot run?Edit

Hey there Pathoschild, any idea when the next Synchbot run will be? The page says that the next run will be on August 7-8, however, it's well past that :) EpicPupper (talk) 20:30, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi! The next scheduled run is September 4–5. (Synchbot was run as scheduled on August 7–8, but I didn't update the intro; that's fixed now.) —Pathoschild 05:54, 22 August 2021 (UTC)


I happened to notice you are still around here even quietly, and just stepped in to say hello - and learned the news. Live long and prosper, you beloved two :) --Aphaia (talk) 18:16, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Long time no talk. We're prospering so far; hope you are too! —Pathoschild 00:38, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Category:Other interface screenshots nominated for deletionEdit

Hello. An item which you created or you have edited substantially (Category:Other interface screenshots) has been nominated for deletion. Please see the ongoing discussion at Meta:Requests for deletion. Thank you. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
14:40, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Requests for comment/Start allowing ancient languages/Appendix II: Prior policy documents and decisionsEdit

You might be interested in this appendix, because this page includes these contexts:

which reflects to your one edit made years ago. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:43, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi! You can find many of the policy discussions in the langcom archives. In particular, 2007-10#Policy change might be relevant to that edit (and some of the earlier discussion it references). —Pathoschild 03:53, 13 September 2021 (UTC)