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Welcome to Meta!

Hello Juliancolton, and 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 Meta:Metapub (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

giggy (:O) 11:51, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Juliancolton, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

A tip: add this page Meta:Administrators' discussion index to your watchlist, it tracks the latest activity to various sections of many of the important pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List_of_administrators and the Template:List of administrators.

--Dferg 21:36, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations, Julian! :) – Katerenka (talk • contribs) 21:57, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 22:22, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Congrats! :) Cirt (talk) 23:12, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
thanks! –Juliancolton | Talk 23:55, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
A very late congrats. ;) Pmlineditor  08:24, 24 October 2009 (UTC)


Then explain to me why have I been Invited. --すけ 22:18, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean, sorry. –Juliancolton | Talk 22:22, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
I think s/he means that. ;) --WizardOfOz talk 22:25, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
I mean this: --すけ 22:27, 7 January 2010 (UTC):
Yeah, he is confused about the centnotice. Tiptoety talk 22:36, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Else: Can you restore my votation please? --すけ 23:15, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Sadly the CentralNotice can't differentiate between eligible users and ineligible users, so everyone gets the invite. Unfortunately, as you don't happen to meet the voting requirements, you can't opine in this particular discussion. Regards, –Juliancolton | Talk 23:43, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Well I have other account from May 2009, that didn't get the Invitation, explain please, (you can use my IP) -- 00:05, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
Or should i wait untill January, 16 ? --すけ 05:24, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

RE: edit on my page, and removal of my comments re: sysops vote

Please do not edit my vote or comments on the global sysops proposal again, without demonstrating some right to do so or violation of policy that was corrected. RE: your comment on my talk page Please indicate how my comment was inappropriate. Unless it violates some rule I am unaware of, in which case please indicate this to me, I do not care whether others find my reasoning appropriate, so long as they understand it. In any case, I see no justification for removing indications that I've edited on projects that will be affected by the proposal while leaving hundreds of other indications on the very same page. As stated in my edit, I feel my activity on other projects makes my vote and reasoning particularly persuasive, and intend to maintain my vote/reasoning until such time as its shown to be improper. Thanks for your consideration.--Δζ 15:57, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Because it was wrong, and your edit summary leads me to believe you added it to be disruptive. Don't add it in again. –Juliancolton | Talk 15:59, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
He did. I removed it... again. Seb az86556 17:17, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the note. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:16, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Again I must ask for the authority which leads you to believe my comments are "wrong" or "inappropriate". As I said previously, I will follow the rules of this site but don't care for my relevant comments being deleted when they are identical to hundreds of others and are not in violation of any policy I know of (especially when none has been cited). I know of no policy which allows the removal of otherwise appropriate content because of an inference drawn from an edit summary(especially one stated in a conclusory manner with no argument or analysis offered). As you've not provided any citations nor analysis showing my edits are inappropriate, I intend to reinstate them unless there exists some policy I'm unaware of which would councel against this. Finally, I don't like your threats, and makes it more difficult for me to try and learn from this in a calm, detached manner. With no explanation nor prior request to not readd my argument, you threaten to block me for doing so. This does nothing to allow me to identify what behavior is problematic and why, so that I may avoid it in the future- in this proposal and in other discussions. I try to be a nice guy, and think I've been courteous to you... maybe we should start over and you could simply let me know what the problem is and how I can avoid any such problem in the future (i.e. where I should look for an explanation of what rule I violated and how to avoid this in the future). Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know ASAP if there's some reason I shouldn't ad, like many others have done, the fact that I've edited projects which will be affected and/or that this should make my opinion/reasoning more important than others who've not done so.--Δζ 03:14, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
The note was blatantly wrong as you haven't contributed to any small projects. It's that simple really. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:22, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
I see, I thought you meant my comment was morally or procedurally wrong, not factually wrong.
  • 1) Why did you link to the voting eligibility page in saying I was wrong in saying I edited wikis which will be affected? I didn't say I was eligible to vote if only considering my contributions from wikis that would be affected, so I don't see how this link affects my statement's accuracy. My note said I edited wikis that would be affected. I have. That has nothing to do with the source of voting eligibility on a particular proposal. While it seems irrelevant to me, I checked and the very first person with a box and comment like the one I want also has no eligibility from an affected project, and this is probably the first guy people check when running through the votes. I'm sure there's plenty more examples. Simply put: I didn't say I had independent eligibility to vote from an affected project, and therefore the absence of such doesn't render my statement incorrect.
  • 2)How can you say my statement was false? I have edited small projects. I edited wikipedia and the other for years without getting an account, including small ones. I didn't say in my comments that I edited with this particular account nor did I say I had a username and login when I edited, rather than a static IP- all I said was that I edited projects that would be affected and I did. I can maybe see you wanting to verify my statements and asking for examples or something, but why would you come right out and declare that what I said was untrue? I'm trying to be nice here, and I'd ask you to likewise please try to be courteous to me : ). It makes it harder for me to discuss this in a calm and rational matter when you come right out and say I'm speaking falsely
  • 3)Yes I have edited small projects, including ones that would be affected by the proposal at hand. Though I don't see how you can assert I'm lying anyways, as I don't see how you'd know what I've done in the past, I looked and found you a link to an edit I did on, a small project. It meets the requirements to be affected by the proposal, and that edit I even did with the Δζ account (cuz I did the edit after I started using a login/password account), which was the same username that I voted/commented on the sysops proposal with, so it should be clear its the same account/username/whatever.,_llevant-los_l%27acc%C3%A9s_a_l%27educaci%C3%B3_i_la_salut&diff=prev&oldid=9356 Thank you for your consideration.--Δζ 04:41, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Well, if you have edited projects affected by global sysops, please let me know which accounts you've do so with. This tool says you've only edited the English Wikipedia. –Juliancolton | Talk 04:43, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Re: serious allegations

Juliancolton, it's possible that you don't realize that these problems have been discussed privately many times and in many venues over the past few years; nothing has been done.Proabivouac 02:05, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

That's unfortunate, but it's not a reason to bring it up on-wiki. –Juliancolton | Talk 02:10, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
No buts.Proabivouac 02:27, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Excuse me? –Juliancolton | Talk 02:56, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Global sysop

Congratulations! You now have the rights of global sysop.--Nick1915 - all you want 12:27, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Congrats, JC! Pmlineditor  14:01, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! –Juliancolton | Talk 14:45, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
Congrats too, I wish good work for you! Regards, —Innv {ru-ws} 02:29, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
Félicitations! :) Lauryn Ashby (d) 02:33, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks a lot :-) --.snoopy. 06:49, 17 March 2010 (UTC)


...for your help with GRP (read the deleted page for more; note who deleted it if you are unfamiliar with the history). He uses open proxies once the library, Triton College, and his other usual public locations are shut down. I've seen him go berserk before, but this is about as bad as it's ever been. Contact me privately if you ever need to know more. Cheers, Antandrus 02:45, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Interesting... guess it's something else to keep in mind. Thanks for the note. –Juliancolton | Talk 02:47, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

A kick

Hi Julian, hope you are very well! Remember that email from January? Sorry for the very late reply! You talked about giving me some links to get started on meta? While I'm probably not very useful as a translator, I'd be happy to participate in any other ways. Thanks again, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 16:38, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Sure. A few ways to establish yourself in the community:

Otherwise, there's not much that needs to be done at Meta. There's the occasional election and the odd RfA here and there, but otherwise, you'll find making edits here is pretty hard. Cheers, –Juliancolton | Talk 20:09, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Alright, sounds good! Thanks a lot, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 12:56, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Discussion on commons

JC, I was hoping you could chime in on a discussion that's going on at Commons about overwriting files used by WP:USRD. I recreated the shields for South Dakota highways according to the specs and overwrote the older files. Thanks Fredddie 06:09, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Request for GS magic

Hi Julian! Would you mind taking care of an editprotected request I made in eo.wikiquote before realizing how inactive the project was? (Of the three local admins, none has edited in 2010 and only one in 2009.) By the way, shouldn't there be a GS noticeboard or something for requests like this? Cheers, Jafeluv 07:48, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

  Done. Maybe Stewards' noticeboard would be an acceptable place for requests like this, but yeah, I think there should be a noticeboard specifically for global sysops. –Juliancolton | Talk 16:07, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmm, now it points to Special:Special:RecentChanges for some reason... Apparently the template adds the namespace prefix automatically. So it should probably be just {{MediaWiki:!/InterLang|page=RecentChanges}}. Sorry for the trouble; I'll try the steward noticeboard or the appropriate SR page next time! Cheers, Jafeluv 19:29, 27 May 2010 (UTC)


Could you please take a look at current requests for unblock? Thanks. 22:23, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but I resigned my adminship here a few days ago. Perhaps you could try contacting User:Herbythyme? –Juliancolton | Talk 23:11, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

welcome back

it's cool to see you back editing here Mardetanha talk 23:57, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, hopefully I can stick around! –Juliancolton | Talk 23:58, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Crat flag

Hi there! I've granted you the flag. I think you know how it works ;-) Have fun with it, -Barras 20:45, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Barras :) –Juliancolton | Talk 21:05, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

A Commons usurp question

Hey there. I tend to consider myself a fairly clueful person, but even after reading through the pages about Usurps and name changes, I'm still confused. :) I'd like to swipe this account over at Commons for myself (its possible/likely that I even created it back in 2006 but have no idea what the pw is) , but I'm unsure if I should create a new account first and then make the usurp request? Some pages seem to say don't create one, others seem to say to make the request from your current account. I'd really prefer to not post via IP, so I'm just not sure what to do if there's a Commons account I'd like to take the name of, bit I don't already have a Commons account I can login to right now. Tarc 15:41, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi Tarc, sorry for the delayed response. I saw your message on my phone during the week, but this is the first time I've been on anything capable of editing. Honestly, I think it would probably be easiest to create a random account at Commons (like Tarc (temp)) or something. It makes the renaming process more seamless, and it eliminates the risk of anybody stealing the "Tarc" account in the meantime. Let me know how you decide to proceed and I'll take care of it as quickly as I can. Hope this helps, –Juliancolton | Talk 22:19, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
No prob on the delay. :) I'll do a tmp account over there today then. Thanks. Tarc 13:19, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Please check your part

Hi, I've added you name here. Please check your details there (the babel, IRC nick, and active from section), and include if any of the information is not included yet or added wrongfully. Thanks for your help. — Tanvir | Talk ] 08:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Looks good, nice work! Thanks. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 17:10, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Rollback on nlwiki

Hi Juliancolton. You said you wanted to request the introduction of the rollbackfeature on nlwiki for me on bugzilla. So here I am! The voting has ended with 63 supports (68,5%) and 29 opposes (31,5%). See Wikipedia:Stemlokaal/Invoering aparte rollbackfunctie for the voting on nlwiki. Could you arrange it for me please? Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Trijnstel 23:20, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Filed at bugzilla. Glad to help! :) –Juliancolton | Talk 00:03, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
That was quick, thanks! One comment: only bureaucrats should be able to give people rollback; administrators not. Greets, Trijnstel 16:26, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
I just added that as a comment already. Akoopal 20:29, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
Oops, didn't realize that, apologies. Thanks for taking care of this. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:30, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Global sysop abuse at pt.wiktionary

Hi! I have been blocked by Teles for "abusing multiple accounts", but all I had done was asking a local bureaucrat for help. Just after I made that edit, it was reverted and I got blocked. Isn't blocking applicable for vandals only? How is that vandalism? Kintão 01:30, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not comfortable getting involved in local ptwiki matters. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:35, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

About my RfB

Hello JulianColton.

I really don't want you to have some issues because you closed my candidacy too early. So, feel free to re-open my candidacy and to remove the status you just granted and to wait some hours more if you judge it necessary.

Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:16, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Just as notice Julian, I´ve reopened the RfB for next 15 hours so everything goes strictly per policy. As i can´t imagine that there will be a change of the result, feel free to close it after those requested 15 hours. The flag is not removed, but Quentinv57 has promised not to use it until then. If there is a need for a 7 days RfB after 15 hours, someone should remove the flag until the RfB is closed after 7 days. --WizardOfOz talk 16:15, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of it. –Juliancolton | Talk 19:20, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Oppression in Chinese wikipedia

I have posted a cases about oppression in Chinese wikipedia. Looking forward to your assisstance, recommendations or justify. Thank you very much.--Coekon 08:16, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminship


In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2011. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 10, 2011. Kind regards, vvvt 17:05, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Removal of global sysop tools

Hello Juliancolton. I'm about to remove your GS access due to inactivity. Do you have any objection ? Do you still plan to use it ? Thanks. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:09, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Quentinv,

I'd like to retain the rights if possible. Unfortunately, school is proving very hectic this semester, and I haven't gotten much of a chance to use the tools since before summer. I do intend to return to some level of participation soon. Thanks, –Juliancolton | Talk 13:35, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Okay, so I hope to see you back soon (if you will not be in three months, you should nevertheless ask for removal and for restore once you will be there). -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:56, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

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 01:06, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

TUSC token fe62321968f3cdd77f0a872846efa0b1

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Notice of removal of adminship

Dear Juliancolton. I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator and associated rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2012 for details. Kind regards. —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 12:39, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Fine by me. Just out of curiosity, if I ever have time to return to active editing, would I be able to request the bit back without a new RfA? I forgot the protocol at this project. Best, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:31, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Hello JC. I'm afraid that per policy at Meta:Administrators#Inactivity you'll need a new RfA to regain the ops. Hope you're fine and happy easter if you celebrate it. Regards. —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 19:58, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Global sysop access

You do not seem to have used GS tools for more than six months. Do you still need them? Ruslik (talk) 11:51, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I've had a lot of things going on IRL between schoolwork, family issues, and other obligations. I can't promise to be able to do much with the tools until late June or early July, so I hope I'm able to keep them until then. If it gets to that point and I still don't feel I'm able to contribute much, I'll resign access. –Juliancolton | Talk 00:36, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok. Ruslik (talk) 06:56, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

It's now mid July and you still haven't used the tools at all for more than a year. Will you resign yourself? Otherwise I'm afraid you'll lose them anyway... Trijnsteltalk 13:36, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

I removed the global sysop rights per GS#Removal and this discussion. If you become active again, you may always request them back of course. Trijnsteltalk 21:07, 5 August 2012 (UTC)


See [1] and [2] and [3]. It is obvious that A Savin lied about my actions, protected liars, and is getting revenge for my pointing out that he blatantly canvassed the to try and drum up support for Russavia. These are serious abuses. Ottava Rima (talk) 19:16, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Updated scripts

Hi Juliancolton. I edited your global.js and vector.js to update you to the latest versions of ajax sysop and force ltr, which are compatible with the latest MediaWiki changes and reside on the Wikimedia Tool Labs for easier updates. I also updated various deprecated functions and made your scripts HTTPS-compatible. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 03:36, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Global CSS/JS migration

Hello Juliancolton. You have global scripts in User:Juliancolton/global.js, which you import using your local JS pages. Since August 2014, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis. Since you already import them yourself, you may experience script errors or tools being added twice. Do you want me to remove the global imports from your local pages using Synchbot (without changing any other content)? —Pathoschild 02:08, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi again! I haven't heard back from you, so I'll assume you don't want to do this. Feel free to leave me a message or add a Synchbot request if you change your mind. :) —Pathoschild 16:59, 09 January 2016 (UTC)
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