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Entschuldige, aber warum markierst du sie zum Löschen? Wegen verletzung des Urheberrechts?!? --WizardOfOz talk 08:37, 11 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Hi WizardOfOz, wollte Dir gerade auf Deiner Seite schreiben :-)
Natürlich sind die Vorlagen mit einem copyright versehen: dem CC 3.0! Damit ist ganz klar, dass man diese Vorlagen eben nicht einfach ohne Nennung sämtlicher Autoren kopieren darf!
Um die Vorlage auf einem anderen wiki zu benutzen, bedarf es eines Imports inklusive der history. Gruß axpdeHello! 08:41, 11 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Global sysop actions


Hey Axpde, I just wanted to mention that it is never a good idea for a global sysop to protect war with a local admin. Global sysops should never overrule their decisions, and your doing so is quite clearly out of the GS scope. For that matter, protecting your talk page could be as well, since you are hindering people's ability to contact you. I'd personally recommend that you enable email alerts globally (then you will get an email whenever someone edits your talkpage anywhere), and that way people can contact you on that wiki instead of needing to go somewhere else. Thanks, Ajraddatz (Talk) 13:17, 18 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

Have thought about the pros and cons alot, I won't protect them anymore, but I will still redirect the talk pages to the main user page. When acting as GS meta should be the right place to contact me. Btw. ... you somehow remind me to include this meta talk page in my local user pages ;-) axpdeHello! 20:08, 18 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
Sorry, but you haven't indicated whether you now understand what the scope is. GS was only proposed as a counter-vandalism measure, not the protection of talk pages (which should rarely be done even by a local sysop). It's not about the pros and cons - it shouldn't be done at any rate because it's not a situation dealing with vandalism. Please re-read the policy. -- Mentifisto 22:39, 18 June 2011 (UTC)Reply
Well, exactly that was the main contra reason. axpdeHello! 04:45, 19 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

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some cake for you

Hi. I saw that you made some changes to MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer. Personally, while I feel shortening is a good idea, I find these changes quite confusing. For example, "sulutil" doesn't tell anyone what the tool will show and any newcomer might think that "luxo's contributions" will show the contributions by a user called luxo. Perhaps it is just me, but I think we could discuss a bit before changing these interface pages. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 14:41, 26 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

The link names are not optimal. "Luxo's" was in analogy to "X!'s", but both should be changed. axpdeHello! 18:41, 26 June 2011 (UTC)Reply

something very personal


Hi Cekli,

a reputable German TV just aired an account by an English journalist of the methods of the multinational oil company "British Petroleum" (BP), inter alia the oil production in Azerbaijan. They showed devasted areas as large as several soccer fields, contaminated by leaking drilling plants and pipelines. And they said there has been a gigantic gas blowout on some drilling platforms off the coast of Baku which has never made public.

What's your personal opinion about that? You can also answer via email if you like. a×pdeHello! 09:27, 1 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Fikrimcə Sizin sualınıza Аzərbаycаn Rеspubliкаsının Ekologiya və Təbii Sərvətlər Nazirliyi daha dəqiq cavab verə bilər. Regards, --Cekli829 10:02, 1 July 2011 (UTC)Reply



Hallo Axpde. Your edits on Template:Channel somewhat broke the introduction of Talk:Spam blacklist. Could you please have a look when you got some time. Thanks in advance. Regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 17:02, 21 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Honestly, I have no idea why this happens. I used Special:ExpandTemplates and entered the line
:''{{channel|wikimedia-external-links}}'' - Real-time [[IRC]] chat for co-ordination of activities related to maintenance of the blacklist.

and it is expanded as usual to

#wikimedia-external-linksconnect - Real-time IRC chat for co-ordination of activities related to maintenance of the blacklist.

Somehow mediawiki recognizes "x" as the first character of the line and starts a numbered listing. Furthermore the whole css seems to be broken (no sidebar, no topbar) just because of a misplaced <span class="plainlinks">?!? Is this maybe worth filing a bug? a×pdeHello! 08:10, 22 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Hello Axpde. Thanks for having a look at this. My technical habilities are of course not as advanced as yours so if you think it's worth filling a bug feel free to do it. Kind regards & again, thank you.
-- Dferg ☎ talk 08:59, 22 July 2011 (UTC)Reply
Well, I never filed a bug and I conceived a hope someone else (you?) would do it ;-)
Bug filed as 30014 Regards a×pdeHello! 10:18, 22 July 2011 (UTC)Reply
Hey Axpde, I've made some changes to the template and Talk:Spam blacklist seems okay now. I changed the "||no" parameter to just "|no" to avoid using an empty parameter -- let me know if you see any problems with it. Jafeluv 11:50, 22 July 2011 (UTC)Reply
Ah, ok, now {{channel|#cvn-sw||no}} and {{channel|#cvn-sw|no}} seem to work! I'm fine with that! a×pdeHello! 11:55, 22 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Desysop request


Könntest du zumindest den Benutzer benachrichtigen bevor du es beantragst? Es wäre fair gegenüber dem Kollegen. Ausserdem wurde der Benutzer umbenannt (dein letzter Antrag) und sein letzter Edit war im Jänner 2010. --WizardOfOz talk 15:47, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Laut testwiki policy wird ein admin (und damit auch jeder crat) nach sechs Monaten ohne logged action sofort desysoped. Ich gehe schon nur Leute durch, die hier zwei Jahre ohne activity gelistet sind. Die Umbenennung habe ich nirgends bemerkt ... und selbst wenn, als "Manticore" war die letzte Aktion vor 30 Monaten. a×pdeHello! 16:14, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
P.S.: Alle, denen ich den admin/crat Status entzogen habe/entziehen ließ, haben schon so lange keinen edit mehr auf dem testwiki gemacht, dass eine persönliche Ansprache eigentlich überflüssig ist. Sollte jemand sich melden, weil er doch noch etwas zu tun gedenkt, kann ich ihm seine Rechte ja auch wieder zurückgeben. Gruß a×pdeHello! 16:24, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Schau mal hier. Mir ist es egal, aber bei so einer menge denk ich dass eine benachrichtigung und eine frist von einer Woche niemanden weh tut. --WizardOfOz talk 16:32, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Jetzt bin ich aber baff, ich habe beide, Roosa & Jack Phoenix nominiert, bei beiden stand nichts von einer Namensänderung ... seltsam!
Barras hatte gestern damit angefangen, ich mache nur bei wirklich offensichtlichen Fällen weiter. Und wie gesagt, sollte einer dabei sein, der admin bleiben will, braucht sich nur zu melden. a×pdeHello! 16:42, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Man darf sich nicht nur auf adminstats.php verlassen :D Wie gesagt, mir egal, aber ich würde eine benachrichtigung denjenigen bevorzugen und dann nach einer Woche oder so den Status ergnehmen. --WizardOfOz talk 16:45, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Um Gottes Willen, ich schaue mir für jeden Benutzer die Beiträge und die Logbucheinträge an. Und nur wenn da schon seit geraumer Zeit keine einzige Aktion mehr zu finden ist, dann entferne ich die Rechte. Wie gesagt, das ist ein Testwiki mit sehr rigider deadmin policy, die ich bei weitem nicht so hart anwende, wie es dort steht! a×pdeHello! 17:14, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Das hier wäre eventuell auch von interesse. --WizardOfOz talk 12:17, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Zugegeben, da bin ich etwas über das Ziel hinausgeschossen, obwohl ich immernoch nicht verstehe, wozu developer die Rechte besitzen, obwohl sie diese z.T. noch nie benutzt haben ...
Ich sehe das auch aus Sicht eines normalen Benutzers, der bei einer derartigen Menge von admins/crats von einer schnellen Reaktion auf seine Anfragen ausgeht, was aber eben nicht gewährleistet ist. a×pdeHello! 12:35, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Du solltest es mal von der unbürokratischen seite sehen: es stört ja keinen wenn sie es haben. --WizardOfOz talk 12:38, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply



You've got mail. —stay (sic)! 01:56, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

This or that project? ;-) Regards a×pdeHello! 12:14, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Umm, both maybe? ;-) Best regards, —stay (sic)! 01:20, 15 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Well, the old flaggedrevs wiki is officially closed, all testing should be migrated to the new flaggedrevs wiki ... a×pdeHello! 15:08, 15 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Okay, well thanks anyways! Cheers, —stay (sic)! 23:21, 15 August 2011 (UTC)Reply



Hey, Axpde! Thanks for translating my page! I just saw that now. Have a great day.” Teles (T @ L C S) 20:26, 21 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

My pleasure! Maybe you can return the favor soon ;-) a×pdeHello! 23:14, 21 August 2011 (UTC)Reply



I was surprised to see that you added the steward election banners to an existing campaign for another purpose. That's typically a bad idea. First of all, my intent is to reduce the percentage at which my banners are running, which would also have impacted those. Second, I'm surprised that you didn't notify anyone from the election committee...3rd, I don't understand the motivation of doing that when it was already in its own campaign? Philippe (WMF) 00:32, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Hi Phillipe, actually it was the first time I came across this function and obviously I was not sure whether this change would have the desired effect. I didn't want to offend the makers of the referendum by substituting the old banner by a new one, on the other hand I was quite surprised that the candidate search for stewards election has already opened but wasn't advertised at all! If there was an own campaign it wasn't active, the only active, 100% & "preferred" campain was the wmf referendum banner! This way noone will notice the candidate search! a×pdeHello! 10:37, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
It's kind of a crazy tool... if you look at the logs tab, you'll see this:
22 August 2011 09:45	DerHexer (talk)	modified	Stewards elections 2011_2	 
Enabled: Changed from off to on
Preferred: Changed from off to on
That indicates that the campaign existed and was on.  :) But it's hard to spot, so I'm not surprised you missed it. Philippe (WMF) 10:41, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Hmmm, just being curious, what happens if two different campaigns are tagges "preferred"? a×pdeHello! 08:42, 24 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
They split it in the middle, and each gets 50% of the preferred :) Philippe (WMF) 09:01, 24 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Well, that's what I thought it's supposed to be. But that didn't happen, I always got the refendum banner! a×pdeHello! 18:18, 24 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Hallo Axpde,


du hast in deinem Beitrag [1] die 1:1 Übertragung der MB-Argumentation verändert. Könntest du das bitte wieder rückgängig machen oder (ich hab echt kein Bock deswegen rumzuexplizieren) kenntlich machen, dass Du persönlich ein Argument verändert hast. -- WSC ® 11:59, 26 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Ich habe ein Argument ergänzt, dass aus meiner Sicht als Administrator auf commons hier gefehlt hat. Das 1:1-Argument kann ich aber gut nachvollziehen, ich werde das entsprechend kenntlich machen. Danke für den Hinweis! a×pdeHello! 06:49, 27 August 2011 (UTC)Reply
Super! -- WSC ® 10:52, 27 August 2011 (UTC)Reply



For this. — Tanvir | Talk ] 09:00, 27 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Your're welcome! a×pdeHello! 15:05, 2 September 2011 (UTC)Reply



pls verify before delete. some articles are not to be deleted. heavily connected, not translated. So pls verify.

-- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 14:57, 2 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Well, the delete request stated that those pages are written in the wrong language, which was easy to verify. Some wikis don't translate those pages at all, others decide to have a red link rather than a page in wrong language. I undeleted both pages, please check all speedy requests whether there are other "wrong" requests! Regards a×pdeHello! 15:04, 2 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Flaggedrevs 'crat


Hi, do you mind if I could test 'crat rights at the flaggedrevs testwiki? I'm already a 'crat in another test project as well. Best regards, —stay (sic)! 08:09, 10 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Hi, file your request here :) a×pdeHello! 22:47, 10 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Done as you asked sir. :) —stay (sic)! 12:54, 11 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Done as you requested sir. ;-) a×pdeHello! 19:23, 15 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
LOL, we are soooo funny when we talk to each other. :D —stay (sic)! 12:39, 18 September 2011 (UTC)Reply



Hi Axpde, ich habe dir gern meine Stimme gegeben - und der Kommentar, der mir dazu in den Fingern juckt, gehört natürlich nicht auf die Wahlseite, deswegen hierher: Wie du das alles neben dem Job im RL her schaffst, ist mir 1 Rätsel (ich mache ja dasselbe), aber du machst es gut, so weit ich mir 1 Überblick verschaffen konnte. Mir persönlich ist die Menge ("hardworking" schrieb einer) egal, mir geht's mehr darum, ob jemand seine Möglichkeiten und Fähigkeiten sinnvoll einsetzt, und das tust du. Und du bist alt genug, selbst auf dich aufzupassen - andererseits bin ich alt genug, um dir (ganz vorsichtig und leise) zuzurufen, dass du das (das aufdichaufpassen) auch nicht vergessen sollst ;) leicht altkluge Grüße von --Rax 19:32, 15 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Vielen Dank für Deine Nachricht und Deine Anteilnahme ;-) Ja, es ist meist nicht einfach neben dem Lehrerberuf noch Zeit für etwas anderes zu finden. Und ja, auch ich muss aufpassen, dass ich mich nicht übernehme. Aber seitdem ich auf commons Administrator geworden bin, bin ich viel ruhiger geworden. Und seitdem macht wikipedia auch viel mehr Spaß ist für mich richtiggehend entspannend :) Kollegiale Grüße (steht G für Griechisch oder für Geschichte?) a×pdeHello! 19:55, 15 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
G steht für Geschichte. --Rax 22:02, 15 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Die tolle Kontrabegründung von Shenhemu (Nr. 19) konnte ich nicht unkommentiert lassen. Warten wir mal ab, ob er/sie sich dazu äußert. Bin schon sehr gespannt. Wenn er es nicht erklärt, wird es wahrscheinlich vom Wahlkommittee sowieso ignoriert, falls es irgendwie noch knapp werden sollte. --თოგო (D) 10:45, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Ich bezweifle, dass das Kommittee einfach stimmen ignorieren darf. Zumindest habe sie das beim letzten Mal auch nicht gemacht. Stimmen, wie von Riffic, wurden auch letztes mal gezählt. Ich vermute Stewardwahlen sind da eher rein mathematisch, zählen und fertig... leider. Gruß, -Barras 10:53, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
3 von 37 Stewards sind deutsche Muttersprachler, 14 dagegen geben an, Englisch auf Muttersprachniveau sprechen zu können. Keine Frage, wir brauchen mehr Stewards mit "exotischen" Sprachkenntnissen, aber mich abzulehnen bringt da überhaupt nichts! Schließlich werden ja nicht die fünf höchsten Zustimmungsraten gewählt, sondern alle, die über 80% liegen!
Wenn ich nicht gewählt werde, dann hauptsächlich, weil ich es selber gründlich verbockt habe. Keine Ahnung wie ich die Schnappsidee gekommen bin, ausgerechnet parallel zur Stewardwahl den Serbisch-Kosovarischen Konflikt gütlich beilegen zu wollen. Im Prinzip muss man sagen kann man es in solchen Situationen nie allen Recht mache. Auf die Art werden dann heikle Themen irgendwann von keinem mehr angefasst und die Grabenkriege werden ewig andauern.
Was ich an der ganzen Sache nicht verstehe: "Stub" heißt doch "Stummel", ich hab's extra in mehreren Lexika nachgesehen. Und "Serbia Stub" soviel wie Serbischer Stummel, aber Stummel wovon? Vom ehemaligen Yugoslawien? Oder vom ehemaligen Großserbischen Reich? M.E. ist "Serbia Stub" potenziell verletzend und sollte daher durch einen besseren Namen ersetzt werden! *Das* war mein Hauptanliegen, das Bild auf commons kann ich mit einem Federstreich ändern, die Verwendung des unpassenden Dateinamens hingegen nicht! Oder gibt es eine Bedeutung von "Stub", die nicht in den Wörterbüchern steht?!?
Bitte, klärt mich mal auf :-} a×pdeHello! 12:48, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Naja, ich fürchte, da spielt Nationalismus eine nicht geringe Rolle. Der Begriff "Restserbien" (bzw. verstümmeltes Serbien) wird vor allem von denen verwendet, die Kosovo und den serbischen Teil Bosniens etc. als legitimen Teil Serbiens sehen - wenn ich das richtig verstanden habe. Ich finde es mutig, dass du versucht hast, da zu vermitteln, aber es gibt Konflikte, vor allem wenn sie starken RL-Bezug haben, da kann man als einzelner Benutzer nichts tun. Da brauchts ein Arbcom oder irgendeine Instanz mit Entscheidungsbefugnis. Das Problem gibt es ja sicherlich auch auf den jeweiligen Sprachwikis. Ich glaube nicht, dass auf srwiki die Darstellung solcher Dinge wirklich neutral ist. Zu verwurzelt sind da die pan-nationalistischen Ideologien. Da können die Leute selbst nichtmal was dafür. --თოგო (D) 13:12, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Schalte mich mal ein: Restserbien wird als Begriff nur von denen benutzt die dagegen sind Kosovo als ein Teil Serbiens zu sehen (ansonsten wäre es kein Rest). Dein problem war/ist nicht die Umbenennung (verstehe noch immer nicht warum du es nicht einsiehst), sondern deine Aktion in der du auf mehreren Projekten eigenhändig gegen NPOV verstoßen hast. Du hast etwas umstrittenes mit dem gleichen ScheiB ersetzt. Wie ich dir bereits schrieb, es würde helfen wenn du es einsiehst und dich bei den Projekten entschuldigst. Auf srwiki ist zumindest der Boki am Kühlen der Situation dran. --WizardOfOz talk 13:37, 28 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
(mit ec) Natürlich gab es Ärger, weil ich ein Bild mit Kosovo durch ein Bild ohne Kosovo ersetzt, das ist mir völlig klar. Und natürlich hätte ich erst die Situation auf commons klären müssen. Ich wollte keinesfalls eine Änderung zu Gunsten einer der beiden Seiten herbeiführen. Das kurioseste an der ganzen Situation: Ich wollte eigentlich den Serben was Gutes tun, indem ich den "Serbischen Stummel" verschwinden lasse. Ich für meinen Teil würde es mir verbitten, wenn File:Flag map of Germany.svg als File:Germany stub.svg bezeichnet würde! In jeden Fall bin ich da viel zu blauäugig an die Sache herangegangen ... Kannst Du bitte Boki meinen Dank aussprechen? Und wenn die serbische Wikipedia Wert darauf legt, werde ich mich auch gerne dort persönlich entschuldigen. Gruß a×pdeHello! 11:19, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Du verstehst es nicht, oder willst es nicht verstehen, wobei ich mittlerweile das letztere vermute: Es gibt Projekte die die Karte ohne Kosovo haben wollen (stub Karte), und Projekte die die Karte mit Kosovo haben wollen. Du hast es auf diesen Projekten vermasselt und noch immer nicht korrigiert. Was du auf commons tust ist milde ausgedrückt nur ein versuch irgendwie deinen Hinterteil aus der Affäre zu ziehen ohne den Fehler zu Korrigieren und es einzusehen. Du hast gegen Entscheidungen der dortigen Gemeinschaften verstoßen, und das lieber Axpde ist ein Problem und das alles auf verlangen eines blockierten POV-Pushers. Meinst nicht dass deine versuche sich jetzt irgendwie herauszuwinden ein wenig suspektvoll erscheinen? --WizardOfOz talk 11:06, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Ich habe überall File:Flag map of Serbia.svg mit File:Flag map of Serbia (with Kosovo).svg ausgetauscht und auch die Aktionen von Fry### revertiert. Es war nie meine Absicht gewesen, Fry### willfährig zu Diensten zu sein, und ich wollte auch nicht ihm den Weg ebnen, seine persönliche Meinung durchzusetzen. Ich versuche auch nicht mein Hinterteil aus der Affäre zu ziehen, ich stehe dazu, dass ich einen Fehler gemacht habe. Wenn ich durch diese unüberlegte Aktion nun meine Chancen verspielt habe, gewählt zu werden, dann möchte aber, dass dieser Fehler nicht ganz umsonst gewesen ist. Zumindest soll am Ende eine Lösung herauskommen, mit der alle Seiten leben können. a×pdeHello! 11:19, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Und das eben ist das Problem. Serbien stub hättest mit Serbien ohne Kosovo austauschen sollen und nicht mit Serbien mit Kosovo. Es gibt Projekte (wie auch über 82 Länder) die ein Serbien mit Kosovo nicht akzeptieren. Du hast den Sinn des ganzen verdreht. Aber mittlerweile ist es mir wirklich egal bei so einer inakzeptanz deinerseits. Die Entschudligung kannst selber überbringen, wäre nämlich ein richtig guter Zug deinerseits im gegensatz zu dem ganzen hier und auf der Votingseite. --WizardOfOz talk 11:48, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Jetzt weiß ich überhaupt nicht mehr, was Du meinst. Ich bin die ganze Zeit davon ausgegangen, Du kritisiert mich dafür, dass ich "Serbia stub" (da ist der Kosovo dabei) gegen "Flag map of Serbia" (da war der Kosovo nicht dabei) ausgetauscht habe. Jetzt sagst Du, dass ich genau das hätte tun sollen?
Bitte, WizardOfOz, ich versichere Dir, dass ich mich keinesfalls über irgendwen lustig machen will. Und ich schätze Dein Urteil sehr, auch wenn es keinesfalls schmeichelhaft ausfällt, daher möchte ich Dich auch unbedingt verstehen. Aber wenn ich es selbst nicht auf Deutsch schaffe, mich verständlich zu machen, dann befürchte ich, dass ich erst recht Öl ins Feuer gieße, wenn ich mich auf der serbischen wikipedia in Englisch entschuldige. a×pdeHello! 21:04, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Ich habe es jetzt auf Deutsch versucht und hoffe, dass Ort und Inhalt angemessen sind. a×pdeHello! 22:02, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Ich hab mich verschrieben, meinte es genau umgekehrt aber bin mittlerweie mit dem ganzen namen der Dateien schon durcheinander (aber du hast meinen Fehler zumindest eingesehen, also hast es verstanden). Deinen text auf sr wiki habe ich übersetzt damit es jeder lesen kann. --WizardOfOz talk 04:36, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Danke. a×pdeHello! 07:49, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Stewards/elections 2011-2/Questions


Hello, I've added a question for you. :) Regards, Nemo 15:24, 17 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Done. a×pdeHello! 19:09, 17 September 2011 (UTC)Reply



Still needs a link to his home wiki and vice versa to be eligible. --WizardOfOz talk 10:09, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

I just notified him to unify his login :) a×pdeHello! 10:14, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Until that is done, his not eligible. --WizardOfOz talk 10:17, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
Ok, I hope he will answer soon ... a×pdeHello! 10:19, 29 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
JSSX has unified his login! a×pdeHello! 07:55, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Good luck...



Based on the results of the vote, according to the percentage obtained, ensure that you have been elected as a steward. Hopefully you can carry out the mandate of the international community with the wise and prudent.

Personally I am very pleased and proud with the results you achieve. Let us work to advance the Wikimedia Foundation. Regards. Wagino 20100516 00:51, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for you kind words, I'll do my best! a×pdeHello! 11:23, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations and welcome new steward!


Get ready to be vandalized!

Welcome to the team. As you already know great access come with great responsibilities, so lets talk about some of the places you should have access but you may not have yet (yes, that means you need to ask someone). Being a new steward myself, I also do not know all of them or what I know might be wrong. This is just a personal congratulation message from me to you and the purpose is to introduce (yet again, yes!) with my damn good helping intention and irritating sense of humor!

You all have been added to steward list and chart here on Meta by me (please check if I have screwed myself there). You are eligible to make your intrusion to private IRC channels #wikimedia-checkuser and #wikimedia-privacy. You should have the access already, but if you do not have it yet please bother Barras or DerHexer for your bit (and aye, you should have a registered nickname with a cloak for that). You also have the right to have an account on some private wikis like steward wiki and checkuser wiki (to vandalize of course). Pardon me Your Majesty, but I have no damn idea about who to ask for access in these wikis, ask an existing steward instead. And last but not least, checkuser-l (yell at Mardetanha or Matanya for access) and stewards-l (pay Dungodung for the access) are two private mailing lists that you should have access to screw each other privately.

Thank you very much for being patient!
Pardon me in case you already know all of these!

Lets shut up and abuse our gumdrop buttons!

An open call from Tanvir the no0b stew!
Thursday, 40th week of the Anno Domini 2011, 20:15
Do not think you have been promoted yesterday, actually it is the correct standard time in Papeete! o.O

Because of my troublesome flash memory, I forgot to tell you that I have shoved you in StewardBot's brain, but not in its mouth so you might not get the ping, but it will remember you as a steward. To get the pings with !steward and @steward you have to pay Dungodung again (it is a shame I know)! — Tanvir | Talk ] 07:28, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

New steward!


I congratulate you! --►Safir yüzüklü Ceklimesaj 08:28, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thank you, also for your support. a×pdeHello! 11:57, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Needing advice about a suggestion


Hallo, zuerst einmal Glückwunsch zur "bestandenen Stewardwahl"! Man kann es nicht allen Recht machen und manchmal ist es wohl besser, sich nicht einzumischen.

Nun mein Anliegen: Welche Schritte sind nötig, um eine neue Benutzergruppe auf Commons anzulegen? Ist das überhaupt realistisch/machbar?

Konkret geht es um ein lokales editinterface und evtl. ein OTRS-agent o.ä.. Sie sollen beide wählbar wie Administratoren sein. Der OTRS-agent soll die Rechte undelete, deletedhistory und deletedtext erhalten.

Die 2. Nutzergruppe wird nach dem Nein der WMF, nichtgewählten Gruppenmitgliedern diese Rechte zuzuordnen, evtl. nötig. (s. commons:COM:VPP#OTRS member permissions)

Das andere liegt, denke ich im Interesse Commons', muss aber zugeben, dass ich es auch manchmal begehre:

  • Ein Administrator trat zurück, um dem Konflikt, dass eine Commons- Richtlinie ihm das Löschen von Dateien verbat, welche aber gegen die Gesetzgebung seines Landes (Photos von 2D-Kunstwerken) verstießen, auszuweichen. So könnte er wenigstens Seiten schützen und die Benutzeroberfläche bearbeiten.
  • Commons ist vielsprachig. Es gibt vertrauenswürdige Benutzer (z.B. Administratoren aus anderen Wikis), die nicht die nötige Mehrheit bei der Wahl erhalten, da von ihnen zunehmend verlangt wird, an Löschdiskussionen teilgenommen zu haben. Sie könnten aber dennoch gute Dienste leisten, in dem Sie die Benutzeroberfläche in ihrer Sprache verbessern. (Gadget-Übersetzungen, Übersetzungen der Skripte, ...)
  • Commons ist einzigartig. Es gibt dort so viele Scripte und Vorlagen, dass deren Wartung immer schwerer fällt, besonders wenn man, wie ich, immer Editprotected-Requests absenden muss und diese dann - meist bei den Scripten - mehrere Wochen in Anspruch nehmen.
  • Es gibt vertrauenswürdige Benutzer, die nicht Administrator werden wollen, weil die Aufgaben und Richtlinien zu umfangreich wären. So muss man sich nur an die Schutzrichtlinie halten und natürlich aufpassen, dass man keine Sicherheitslücken einbaut.

Vielen Dank schon einmal im Voraus! -- Rillke 17:42, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Just some X:

  • [ ] I read this.
  • [ ] You are wrong here for those things. Stewards have other tasks.
  • [ ] I am currently too busy but I will investigate.
  • [ ] I don't like the idea and will do nothing.
  • [ ] custom option.

-- Rillke 15:05, 14 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Sorry, Rillke, ich war in den letzten zwei Wochen entweder unterwegs oder mit meinen Abituraufgaben beschäftigt, da ist so manches liegen geblieben.
Zum Theme Benutzergruppe, viele wikis haben "non-standard" Benutzergruppen (z.B. die "deleter" in der spanischen wikipedia, da hier alle admins auch gleich crats sind), daher sollte es grundsätzlich kein Problem damit geben.
"editprotected" finde ich eine gute Idee, wenn es ein "global editprotected" gibt, warum dann nicht auch ein lokales? Was sollte der können? Ich hab' mal 'ne Liste gemacht:
  • Beim Verschieben die Erstellung einer Weiterleitung unterdrücken (suppressredirect)
  • Benutzeroberfläche bearbeiten (editinterface)
  • Eigene Bearbeitungen automatisch als kontrolliert markieren (autopatrol)
  • Fremde Bearbeitungen als kontrolliert markieren (patrol)
  • Halbgeschützte Seiten bearbeiten (autoconfirmed)
  • Geschützte Seiten bearbeiten (???)
  • Schnelles Zurücksetzen (rollback)
  • Seiten verschieben (move)
"OTRS-agent" ... hmmm ... wozu gibt es überhaupt "OTRS-member"? Die haben gerade mal "autopatrol", kann man denen nicht einmal "undelete" etc. geben?
Btw.: "Dateiprüfer" ... "autopatrol" ist ok, aber warum darf ein Dateiprüfer Benutzer zur Gruppe Dateiprüfer hinzufügen?!? Gruß a×pdeHello! 13:32, 16 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Danke für die Antwort. Ich war mir unsicher, ob ich mich besser an andere Stelle wenden sollte.
Der OTRS-member ist nur da, um zu verhindern, dass der Missbrauchsfilter anschlägt. (Versuch' mal ein OTRS-Ticket zu einer Datei hinzuzufügen.) Es wird lediglich bestätigt, dass der betreffende Benutzer ein freiwilliger OTRS-Helfer ist. Ohne Wahl, welche aber laut WMF wahrscheinlich nötig ist, um das undelete-Recht zu vergeben. Alles in allem muss diese Gruppe deshalb wahrscheinlich so bleiben, wie sie ist. Evtl. könnten auch Admins die Gruppenzugehörigkeit ändern, weiß nicht warum es eines Bürokraten bedarf...
"Dateiprüfer" - das war schon lange so und bisher hat es da noch keine Pleiten gegeben. Dateiprüfer werden auch als "trusted user" bezeichnet. Wenn das jemand missbrauchen würde, würde es i.d.R. sehr schnell auffallen. Diese Nutzergruppe ist ja auch nur da, um den Missbrauchsfilter nicht auszulösen. (...besonders lästig wenn man nur Vandalismus entfernt und der Filter dann anschlägt)
Zum Editinterface: Ich würde die 2 anderen Rechte, die der globale hat auch noch hinzufügen:
  • Außerkraftsetzen der schwarzen Liste unerwünschter Seitennamen (tboverride)
  • Seitenschutzstatus ändern (protect)
Denn editinterface setzt schon das höchste Maß an Vertrauen voraus. Dem Vertrauen, dass der Benutzer keine dem Projekt schädlichen Aktionen durchführt. So kann er den Admins unter die Arme greifen, ohne sich um Benutzersperren und das Löschen von Dateien kümmern zu müssen/können, das oftmals ein sehr viel Wissen, Erfahrung und Feingefühl erfordert.
Ein deleter wäre tatsächlich auch nicht schlecht. Die 4 Admins, die >90% der Löschanträge verarbeiten wären sehr froh darüber, wenn sie leichter Unterstützung erhalten könnten. Ich möchte nicht wissen, wieviel ihrer Freizeit Jameslwoodward oder Jcb mit dem prozessieren der Löschanträge verbringen. Vermutlich auch >90%.
Mir hat ein Bürokrat übrigens kürzlich vorgeschlagen mich der Wahl zu stellen. Er sieht die Wartung der Skripe als ausreichende Rechtfertigung. Wenn es möglich ist diese Nutzergruppe zu schaffen, sehe ich da keine Rechtfertigung mehr.
Es ist nicht so eilig. Dank und Gruß -- Rillke 20:49, 16 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Wie denkst Du über die Vorschläge und was denkst Du, muss als nächstes getan werden? -- Rillke 12:33, 3 November 2011 (UTC)Reply
Das Du Dich zur Wahl stellen sollst? Klar, warum nicht!
  • OTRS-Agent: Warten wir mal ab, was die WMF so ausbrütet, im Prinzip machbar.
  • editinterface: Das "tboverride" brauchen wir denke ich nicht, das mit dem "protect" geht sicherlich in Ordnung.
  • deleter: Eigentlich die Hauptaufgabe eines admins auf commons, aber wenn wir auf die Art noch ein paar Freiwillige bekommen, dann sollten wir auch das vorschlagen.
Womit wir beim eigentlichen Thema sind ... ehrlich gesagt, ich habe keine Ahnung, an welcher Stelle das korrekterweise vorgeschlagen werden muss, ich würd's eigentlich erstmal auf Commons:Administrators' noticeboard versuchen. a×pdeHello! 15:18, 4 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

Lästiges Banner


Überall in den WMF-Projekten, werde ich von einem Banner, ich solle an einer Umfrage zur mobiles Nutzung teilnehmen, genervt. (interessiert mich nicht, will ich nicht, nutze ich nicht) Da hilft auch das Wegklicken nicht. Nach ca. 30min ist es wieder da (ohne Logout). Auf Commons habe ich es in meine CSS aufgenommen aber es ist unzumutbar es in allen Projekten so abzuschalten. Gibt es irgendwas, um ein bestimmtes Banner global auszuschalten? Danke. -- Rillke 17:54, 7 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Ehrlich gesagt, ich ärgere mich ständig über irgendwelche Banner, habe bislang aber keine Zeit gehabt, mich in der Richtung kundig zu machen. Leider gibt es (bislang) keine "globalen Benutzereinstellungen", was ich persönlich ziemlich erbärmlich finde. Warum sollte ich irgendwelche Einstellungen auf den verschiedenen wikis unterschiedlich haben wollen? Ich meine etwas über Pläne gelesen zu haben, aber wie weit die gediehen sind, weiß ich nicht. a×pdeHello! 13:11, 16 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Desysoping on


Hi Axpde. As first congratulations for your election. As second, your last actions on testwiki could be seen as vialotion of steward policy. Per policy, stewards shouldn´t act on wikis where they are members of the community. As you were a sysop and crat there (before you removed your own rights few minutes ago), you can be seen as a active member of the community. Furthermore, there should be more transparency in such actions and thats why we have m:Steward requests/Permissions. --WizardOfOz talk 19:36, 10 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

I talked to several other stews on IRC, all of them said "go ahead, it's a testwiki" ... a×pdeHello! 20:24, 10 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
There should be no "community" at test.wikipedia (and if there is, there's a problem!). PeterSymonds (talk) 20:29, 10 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Per policy, stewards shouldn´t act on wikis where they are members of the community.

—Per policy you have to prove what you claim. What exactly is not permitted, etc. This statement is very ambiguous and untransparent without clarification. Meta is a big collection of bureaucracy and jealousy ("could be seen as a violation of ..."), in my view. —Rillke 20:34, 10 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

I don't see an issue with Axpde giving himself temporary rights on the test wiki - it is a test wiki, after all. My only concerns would arise from him taking actions outside testwiki's scope, though since the site is down I don't know what that is. Ajraddatz (Talk) 02:27, 11 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Aside de-sysoping according to local policy I tested some oversight and checkuser on myself. But why is testwiki down today?!? a×pdeHello! 06:45, 11 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

About SUL request


Hello Axpde. Yes, I do mind about that. Generally, I don't get offended if somebody closes a request I began to handle if I just left a comment that is no more topical, or if I made an error that is contradictory to policy. Some people do, but not me.

But when I take a decision, which is in my humble opinion justified, you would be kind not to close it and to say the contrary of what I just said above. I'm agree that what I said only reflects my opinion, but what you said does too : I won't have undone the renaming if you was handling this request, even if my mind differ of yours. Moreover, I don't see anything urgent there... you could have at least sent me a mail, or opened a new thread on my talk page. Really, I would have far more appreciated.

I just hope this is the last time I have such messages to write in my steward job. Amicably, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:51, 14 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Sorry, Quentinv57, that I offended you. The request was about uz-wiki, it was valid, so I thought "why waiting"? The en-wiki account is a different story ... Anyways, in future I will restrain from touching requests other stewards started to handle. Unfortunaly you're all so damn fast, whenever I check for something to do, you already started working on it :-} Regards a×pdeHello! 13:40, 16 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

SUL request for Joy


Glad to see someone's gotten involved. Please see my update regarding hi: at Steward requests/SUL requests#Problematic bureaucrats. --Joy 08:55, 18 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Strange things are happening ... ;-) a×pdeHello! 13:06, 18 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
I just saw another part of your request in the history of fixes subsection (where I didn't expect it), and responded to it. --Joy 22:53, 23 October 2011 (UTC)Reply



I think you forgot to remove some bits ;) See you! --Vituzzu 09:21, 28 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

You don't like my "collection"? Well, at least the steward and the checkuser bits are cleared. I'm not sure whether all those bits are actually enabled on testwiki, but I want to test them as soon as they are ;-) Cheers a×pdeHello! 10:50, 28 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?


To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 00:53, 22 November 2011 (UTC)Reply



I've undid your edit. The tools: interwiki link does not encode properly. See an example of what the template links redirected me to on here. Regards. —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 18:49, 29 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

With my edit I changed a dozen things, only one of those changes didn't work out the desired way, so why did you this full revert? To me this is no gentleman behaviour! a×pdeHello! 06:45, 30 November 2011 (UTC)Reply
"No gentleman behaviour"? - C'mon. I think that is disproportionate. No gentleman behaviour would have been reverting your edits with no edit summary and not letting you why I did that. I had the deference of informing you in the edit summary and on this very page why I undid your edit, which was found justified. Now, I see that a | was also added in some tags. Such a minor things are hard to see in diffs. Sorry for that and thanks for fixing it. Thanks. —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 17:01, 30 November 2011 (UTC)Reply
Ok, let's forget about it, it's fixed ;-) a×pdeHello! 11:32, 1 December 2011 (UTC)Reply
I agree ;-) - Thanks. —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 13:18, 1 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

To become an administrator at Wikimedia laboratories?


Hello! The Flagged Revisions extension has been activated on the Finnish Wikipedia for testing its merits. I am part of the unofficial testing team and responsible for the translations. As I am not an administrator there, I cannot test the stabilization feature properly and I am reluctant to apply for adminship solely for testing purposes, so I ask if it could be possible to get admin rights on the Wikimedia testing laboratory [2]. I would use the rights solely for testing the Flagged Revisions extension to the full, so that all testing could be done in a controlled testing environment. If this is the wrong forum to ask, please refer my request to the powers-that-be in the Lab. Regards, Pxos 11:07, 28 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

Hello, Pxos, I'm happy to see that you care about quality of the translation! The problem with FlaggedRevs is that configuration can vary a lot across wikis: are you sure that the configuration on labs is the same as on fiwiki and will allow you to test what needed? In any case, sysop flag doesn't seem to give any FlaggedRevs-related right there, except autoreview which is also added by Reviewer and Uber-Reviewer flags; I don't see stablesettings right assigned to any group.
If the configuration needs to be changed, just ask for it; I don't think that any major project is using that wiki to test FlaggedRevs, and random testers can use it in any case. If the current configuration is enough, on the other hand, you'd only need Uber-Reviewer to have all rights there, apparently, and yes, you can ask axpde, or I think that a steward on SRP will help you if you get no answer here.
Finally, I encourage you to share the experience you'll gain through these tests with the other translators, not only translating on Translatewiki as you did but also improving documentation (/qqq messages) when needed. Thanks, Nemo 23:54, 2 January 2012 (UTC)Reply
Oops, I thought I already answered to this ... #blush#
Nemo explained most, so will add just some notes: Yes, for testing the flaggedrevs extension you don't need admin flag. And there is an official site to request permissions and there are three more or less active crats on en:labs. Regards a×pdeHello! 15:04, 3 January 2012 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the comprehensive answers. I did some research and Nemo is right: the stablesettings right is not available to admins on enlabs because the default permission is set to false and because the configuration for en_labswikimedia follows the default settings [3].

The Finnish Wikipedia already has a special configuration of its own and I am a reviewer there – the only feature unavailable to me is the page stabilization, but as the lab does not allow page stabilization to anyone at present, admin rights would indeed be useless to me. I think that since the Pending Changes trial has ended on the English Wikipedia, it might be a good idea to change the laboratory settings by making a special request on bugzilla to allow administrators or even Reviewers (or Uber-Reviewers as the lab calls them) to stabilize pages. As the testing laboratory exists, it should be configured according to the current needs of users.

To Axpde, I noticed the Wikibooks/labs version of request for permissions, but I did not think that the page looked very lively. It is merely a copy of the database that was uploaded for testing purposes. It seems active now though :)

--Pxos 19:10, 3 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

I'm not sure this is the way to go but I agree that wikis should be given the possibility to test the extension somewhere (ideally before implementation), so I placed a configuration change request on bugzilla:33617, please add yourself in cc. Nemo 22:39, 9 January 2012 (UTC)Reply
Great. Let's see what happens. By the way, we have already asked for something extra for fiwiki (see Bug 29742) so that the levels are going to be different from any other wikis I suppose. We are using our own content wiki for testing various parts of the flagged revs, the latest request - if implemented - creates three different accuracy levels and even the person who made the request, albeit very knowledgeable in all matters technical, does not really know what is going to happen. Yaiks! The Flagged Revisions is a very complicated system and I hope that the more drastic all tests that are needed could be done in a test-wiki instead of a content wiki. --Pxos 20:30, 10 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Btw.: There is flaggedrevs test wiki (which is not included in SUL)! You may wanne go there! a×pdeHello! 11:45, 10 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. I already know about this prototype wiki, but it seems to be especially calibrated for the Pending Changes trial on English Wikipedia, and the page stabilization feature is unavailable even on this testwiki. But it is a good thing that these testing grounds exist. --Pxos 20:30, 10 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Templates to generalise for Steward Elections


Hi Axpde,

If you have time, could you look into generalising the following templates for the elections:

If you are able to generalise them, please place them in Category:Steward elections templates (then let me know and I'll update links etc accordingly).

Thanks! :)

The Helpful One 01:43, 15 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hi, so I managed to do it for {{Sr-problem/note}} I think - can you just double check that for me? Are we supposed to be able to see the "Hi note. Please note that you have been disqualified on this year's Steward elections. You do not meet the requirements outlined in the Guidelines. Regards, ~~" - the last line on the page? The Helpful One 02:01, 15 January 2012 (UTC)Reply
These templates don't need to be backwards compatible with previous years - just for this election and all future ones. Thanks! :) The Helpful One 02:12, 15 January 2012 (UTC)Reply
I managed to figure out a few more - if you could just check that they all work properly, I would appreciate it. :) The Helpful One 16:00, 15 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hilfe zur Übernahme/Entsperrung meines Kontos auf commons und erbeten


Hallo Axpde, kannst Du hier vielleicht helfen?

--> Anfrage an einen Bürokraten

Ihr habt ja wunderbare Werkzeuge, da hoffe ich, das dies funktioniert. Die Tools haben nur ein kleines Manko: Sehr viel Fach-Chinesisch für einen "normalen" Sichter/Änderer/Autor. ;-)

Besten Dank im Voraus und Grüße, --Doc Sigi 01:16, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Just FYI


Hi Axpde, regarding this you might want to look at w:serial comma (ie. both forms are acceptable). Doesn't matter either way, but just so you know :) Regards, Jafeluv 19:13, 2 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Do not update the vote page manually


They will be done by bot AFAIK. Please don't do that way. Thanks! :) — Tanvir | Talk ] 12:52, 8 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Ok, but I just reworked {{se-vote}} to exclude striked votes from counting ... regards a×pdeHello! 12:54, 8 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Voting verification


I saw you veryfying votes in the stewards elections, is that a steward or admin can only verify a vote, or any verified voter like me? --Extra999 13:01, 9 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

IMHO only stewards may verify eligibility to vote. a×pdeHello! 14:27, 9 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
In reality there's no such rule, though, and many of the people active doing the verifications are not stewards. Jafeluv 13:00, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
But in the end the ElectCom has to verify which votes shall be counted, so they have two options:
  1. trust those users who claimed voters are eligible,
  2. re-check all voters once election has ended.
If I was in the ElectCom I'd trust only stewards ... if any! a×pdeHello! 13:41, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
Hmm, I thought they only certify the result after the votes have been verified. But yeah, certainly if a vote has been verified by someone whom the ElectCom member doesn't trust they'll most likely have to re-check that vote anyway. Still, restricting it to stewards does sound excessive (and is not how things are currently done AFAICT). Jafeluv 13:46, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
recent changes talk page stalker Clerks verify the votes...and anyone interested can be a clerk, including me! Lots of non-stewards verifying. A steward confirmed that for me, I can't remember which one though. Thompson.matthew 13:52, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
In the preceding elections the ElectCom had to check all votes after the election was closed. We just added a feature to check the voters instead, but still the ElectCom has to decide whether a voter is eligible to vote or not!! a×pdeHello! 14:08, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
ElectCom has actually been pretty good at regulating the non-steward clerks from what I've seen, and everyone has done a good and accurate job. They would need to double-check the results no matter who the clerks are, even stewards can make mistakes. Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:46, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
A steward that makes mistakes?! Off with their head! Jafeluv 22:00, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Rights on the testwiki


FYI: I just removed your translation administrator right on testwiki. Please see my comment I gave on 30 November here and don't be mean on me. Regards, Trijnstel 23:11, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

User:A7x, User:Aude, User:Barras, User:Ceradon, User:Dungodung ... all of those have additional flags, but you're just picking on me. What's the reason for this special treatment, am I in ward or what else? a×pdeHello! 23:42, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
I will soon take a look at all users with additional rights. Only developers are "allowed" to test these, which Aude seems to be. You'll hear from me. Thanks! Trijnstel 13:04, 13 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
First of all: Who decides who is a developer and who's not?
Second: Who made you the caretaker of testwiki, you're no crat and not even an admin of testwiki. There are enough others to care for testwiki and make sure there's everything running ok.
I already said before, you're acting so damn fast, too fast for me most of the time, but what's the reason to intervene here? a×pdeHello! 15:42, 13 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

RE: User:Alch Bot/SE/Stats


Done. Seems fine now. Alchimista 12:32, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hello again. I've saw it yesterday and changed the code, not just to prevent that bug, but also when there is a upper/lower case. Infortunately ts is in maintenance, i've tryed to upload the script fixed yesterday, but seems that it didn't worked, i've tryed again today, so let's see if the script on ts gets bug free. Anyway, thanks for the warning. Alchimista (talk) 17:49, 17 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
Just in case you might haven't noticed it ... I'm pretty sure you're doing a good job :) a×pdeHello! 00:01, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply



Hab ein Kommentar auf der SR/G hinterlassen. Vielleicht solltest es lesen. Kann leider nicht mehr sehen was er angerichtet hat um urteilen zu können. Liebe Grüße. --SomeoneBehindYou (talk) 19:00, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Danke für die Erklärung. --SomeoneBehindYou (talk) 19:22, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
Kein Thema, werde beim nächsten Mal gleich etwas präziser sein. a×pdeHello! 19:27, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply


I completed my tests. You can deflag me from admin in, if you want. Thanks --β16 - (talk) 08:27, 21 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your note. Just drop me a note when I can help you again :) a×pdeHello! 21:48, 21 February 2012 (UTC)Reply



Can you drop by IRC a moment? Snowolf How can I help? 09:34, 27 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Well actually probably not needed, it's just that your fix here removed a bunch of votes -> :D Also, I notice that you're checking votes, dunno if you saw my thread on Template_talk:Stewards/Elections_2012/Voters/Check most of the votes are pre-checked, just need to click the link and confirm it :) Snowolf How can I help? 09:39, 27 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Fr33kman as GS


Hello Axpde, with regards to this edit of yours, Fr33kman is actually still a global sysop (see this log as well). Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 19:25, 8 March 2012 (UTC)Reply

I have been GS before I became steward as well, and my GS was removed as well because of redundancy. If he insists on keeping the flag ... who cares. But he is no GS but steward! a×pdeHello! 20:25, 8 March 2012 (UTC)Reply
And why exactly did you decide to add the flag to yourself too then? ... Trijnsteltalk 20:33, 8 March 2012 (UTC)Reply
I concur with Trijnstel above, you're being rather POINty here, what are you trying to accomplish? Snowolf How can I help? 20:38, 8 March 2012 (UTC)Reply
Back then I wanted to keep the GS flag, but I was told that's uncommon and redundant and so on, but now it seems to be ok. I requested GS to fix file links CommonsDelinker isn't able to handle and I'm still doing these things which are rather unusual for a steward. So that's why I wanted to keep the flag.
And why exacty do you keep on picking on me, Trijnstel? ... a×pdeHello! 21:07, 8 March 2012 (UTC)Reply
Why would you possibly need redundant flags? User rights grant additional technical abilities to people who need them - there is no point to being a member of two global groups when one group has all (+ more!) rights than the other. Ajraddatz (Talk) 23:54, 9 March 2012 (UTC)Reply
Not only access, but also permission to use them. I do not think anyone will complain that you are taking action on a GS wiki without having GS flag shown when you have steward flag! — Tanvir | Talk ] 15:19, 11 March 2012 (UTC)Reply



Happy Easter then, see you when you get back :) Snowolf How can I help? 10:38, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

Autopatrolled status


(Cite:) Actually there is no place to request this flag on meta, admins decide whom to give this flag. a×pdeHello! 15:59, 3 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. I am an admin on yiwiki, but cannot see how to give a user the autopatrolled flag. Can you advise? --Redaktor (talk) 13:31, 17 April 2012 (UTC)Reply
If the autopatrolled flag is introduced it can be set via yi:באַזונדער:באניצער_רעכטן, but yi:באַזונדער:ליסטע_פון_באניצערס shows it isn't!
You need to have a local vote to activate it, then it can be done via bugzilla! Regards a×pdeHello! 18:11, 17 April 2012 (UTC)Reply
Thanks; I shall try to figure it out. --Redaktor (talk) 08:14, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply




I reverted your action that you have done here:

While I was blocked on Meta I was still active for the Foundation and it was and is not up to you to decide if I was active or not. I rather do not have you ever remove my name from a list without contacting me. Huib talk Abigor 11:40, 20 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Well, sounds silly to contact an inactive user before removing, but obviously your active, so sorry for removing you. a×pdeHello! 08:59, 24 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship


Hello. I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2012 for details. Should you wish to regain your administrator rights, you will need to run for RFA again. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:30, 1 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, wasn't helpful the last months, may be different now ... ;-) a×pdeHello! 10:17, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Inactivity as Global Sysop


Hello Axpde, it appears that your last logged action as a global sysop was on the 8th of February. The Global sysop policy provides automatic loss of global sysop tools after 6 months of inactivity, with warning beforehand so one can ask that they not be removed. As nobody has notified you of this yet, I am now, and of course the automatic removal is postponed for a while so you have a chance to reply and let us know if you wish to retain your gs access. Snowolf How can I help? 11:45, 2 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for informing me. Since I found no special page to answer I'll do it here. I was offline most of the time since February due to health reasons. Now that I'm doing better I guess I will be able to make use of those extended rights again. Hope to see you in IRC soon. a×pdeHello! 10:21, 3 November 2012 (UTC)Reply
So noted. Snowolf How can I help? 12:11, 3 November 2012 (UTC)Reply
Isn't it a bit useless to keep a right which you have not used in the last nine months, specially when it is already redundant to your steward bit? Savhñ 16:59, 16 November 2012 (UTC)Reply
Call it cloying sentimentality ;-) a×pdeHello! 19:37, 27 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Removal of the global sysop rights


Pursuant to the global sysop policy concerning inactivity, I have removed your rights as they were last used over 6 months ago (22:45, 8 February 2012 @ tpiwiki). Kind regards, Snowolf How can I help? 21:39, 22 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Never mind. a×pdeHello! 19:35, 27 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Remove of traslation admin


Hi! You removed me the translation admin rights on wikidata. Why? The community has expressed with regular vote. Perhaps mistaken with another user? --β16 - (talk) 22:35, 26 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

See also this discussion. --β16 - (talk) 11:47, 27 February 2013 (UTC)Reply
Your TA flag had been considered temporary. Your community should find a broad consensus about this topic. Happy translating ;-) a×pdeHello! 19:34, 27 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Fundraising translation feedback


Hey Axpde, I have a bit of a request to ask from you. We pulled down our banners nearly a fortnight ago for what was a highly successful international fundraiser and brought the curtain down on last years fundraiser. This week however we will be changing payment processors and during the testing of the new system it would be useful to use the time productively on on testing banner text.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to help us improve our geman text using This Link

Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.

We are going to run the test on tuesday so if you dont see this message till 24 hours after it was sent you can ignore me :) Many Thanks though.

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 20:06, 28 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

  Done a×pdeHello! 10:19, 29 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect letter update


Hi Axpde,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:55, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

We talked about that topic on our last "crackerbarrel" in Duisburg (see Stammtisch ;-) And I strongly believe it will be discussed at the WikiCon 2014 at Köln in early october! Cheers a×pdeHello! 20:42, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Updated scripts


Hi Axpde. I edited your common.js to update you to the latest version of StewardScript, which is compatible with the latest MediaWiki changes and resides on the Wikimedia Tool Labs for easier updates. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 00:03, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

You might have noticed that I'm no steward anymore ... and I doubt I'll be steward in the future! Bye a×pdeHello! 19:05, 22 March 2015 (UTC)Reply