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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, BWolff (WMF). Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 00:26, 3 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Password Strength RFCEdit

Thx for writing in in German! ..Sicherlich Post 10:40, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't thank me - All I did was copy and paste. Thank all the awesome translators who translated that message into many languages. (For german, that would be User:Steinsplitter and User:Troubled asset [1]). BWolff (WMF) (talk) 11:05, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
oh I thank you (dear translaters: yes, thank you as well!! :) ): as you delivered the message :D - not so common for the WMF to use a language besides english. maybe me beeing anoying about that changes something finally :) ... so thanks for finding a way to talk to people in their language :) ...Sicherlich Post 11:36, 21 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regardless of the outcome of the RFC, I don't think the foundation would be remiss in having someone change the screen new editors see when creating accounts, and from that screen educate them about the importance of choosing strong passwords right from the start. Even if strong passwords are not required on such accounts per se, encouraging their use at that point would be a good idea. (Note: any reply here on Meta may be missed; a reply on EnWiki or Simple English Wikipedia will be seen soonest.) Etamni | ✉  15:24, 22 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Etamni. I agree that better password choosing instructions is something we can do regardless of the outcome of the RFC. BWolff (WMF) (talk) 21:23, 22 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I sent you on "03.01.2016 um 13:43 Uhr" a mail and again on "02.02.2016 um 15:36", but never got a reply from you. Did you receive the mail? Did you sent an answer? I checked my spam folder and it is empty. Please sent me a notice.

--° (Gradzeichen) 18:56, 6 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

my apologies. I just checked and found your email. BWolff (WMF) (talk) 19:02, 6 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

login warning implicationEdit

Hi, I was just thinking about this: the login warning echo notification can be opted in or out in preferences when deployed. Echo is available on login wiki, but you cannot set preferences on login wiki? So a spammer could enter wrong login attempts on login wiki to drown a user in notifications, but the user cannot stop the warnings comeing in??? If I am right, this extension will become unpopular. --𝔊 (Gradzeichen DiſkTalk) 20:32, 16 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@°:. Interesting. I didn't realize that nobody has the editmyoptions right on login. Due to time contraints on my part, communitytech has mostly taken over developing this extension. Perhaps mention the issue to them. Cheers. BWolff (WMF) (talk) 21:52, 22 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@°: not sure if you looked in to this further - but an option is to use Global Preferences, then you can opt-in "everywhere" to things you always want to know about. — xaosflux Talk 01:38, 2 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tech NewsEdit

Hey, just a short note – I moved your addition to Tech/News/2017/40 to Tech/News/2017/41. The translators have been told they don't need to come back to 2017/40, that it's frozen, so better to get it in next issue. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 19:08, 29 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cool cool. Thanks BWolff (WMF) (talk) 20:21, 29 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question on GS/2FAEdit

Hello BWolff, would you please see Talk:Global sysops for a question. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 14:04, 1 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm following up on that with my manager. BWolff (WMF) (talk) 22:01, 1 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


you still with WMF? Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 17:04, 25 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yep i still work for wmf. My laptop was stolen after the hackathon so my accounts were locked as a precaution. BWolff (WMF) (talk) 18:07, 26 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Winged Blades of Godric: So i guess I spoke too soon. I actually am quiting, and this is my last week at the foundation. I'll still be alone in a volunteer sort of way as User:Bawolff. BWolff (WMF) (talk) 08:28, 27 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's sad to know (for us) and thanks for whatever you did for the site. And, I wish you all the best, in your future endeavors. Here's hoping that you will still be involved with the broader project, in your volunteer role, for years to come :-) Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 13:52, 3 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mark as { {former staff}}Edit

As above, no longer works for the foundation. RhinosF1 (talk) 18:11, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Comment lock requested at RhinosF1 (talk) 18:13, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Locked RhinosF1 (talk) 18:21, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done, but the page doesn't seem to be protected? Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 19:23, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Fox and JSutherland (WMF): Abuse filter 161 RhinosF1 (talk) 19:46, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]