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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, Liz. 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 (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 01:24, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome. Much appreciated! Nwjerseyliz (talk) 15:21, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Username issuesEdit

Hello. Why are you continuing to edit as User:Nwjerseyliz? You should probably go to Special:MergeAccount now that you own User:Liz@metawiki. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:23, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

PiRSquared17, my username was just changed, as you know. When I am logged into to WikiMedia as Nwjerseyliz and then go to, I'm logged in there as Nwjerseyliz which was an account I used in 2007. I needed to log out and then log back in as Liz as I didn't know I was logged into the wrong account.
Now that my username has changed on WikiMedia, I won't have this problem any longer. Liz (talk) 18:43, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply. I hope my message did not seem rude. If you have any other problems with SUL, feel free to ask on SRSUL. :-) PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:10, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem, PiRSquared17. I've had different user names over the past 7 years (never at the same time) so this is an effort to find one I can use on a variety of wikis. Thanks again! Liz (talk) 14:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Hello, Liz. You have new messages at Meta:Forum.
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Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal ClinicsEdit

Hello, Liz! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

Hope to see you there!

This message was delivered automatically to IEG and IdeaLab participants. To unsubscribe from any future IEG reminders, remove your name from this list

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitionsEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:13, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Harassment workshopEdit

Greetings! You are receiving this message because, at some point in the past, you have participated in a discussion around the topic of harassment. The Support and Safety team is holding a series of consultations gathering feedback on the best potential solutions to the problem. The next stage is a workshop where we hope to narrow the focus to individual actionable ideas and explore how to bring some of these ideas to life.

Best regards, the Support and Safety team via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:35, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Education newsletterEdit

You may want to see this message about it. Regards, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 07:24, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for filling me in, Elitre (WMF). It's appreciated. Liz (talk) 11:19, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library)Edit

Hi - according to our records you received a free account for JSTOR through The Wikipedia Library. Because we’ve used up all of our allocated accounts, and it’s been some time since they were distributed, we want to redistribute any accounts that aren’t being used to users on our waitlist.

If you’re still using, or plan to use, your JSTOR access, no problem! Simply head over to the Library Card platform, log in, and request a renewal of your account. You should be able to do this from your user page, or the JSTOR signup page. If you can’t find the renewal button, or have any other issues or questions about this, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. We’ll begin redistributing inactive accounts in September; if you request renewal after then we will only be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of Christopher AilmanEdit

Hi Liz:

I just discovered that you deleted w:Christopher Ailman with this comment:

Expired PROD, concern was: A search for references failed to find significant coverage in reliable sources to comply with notability requirements.

I realize you do not have to respond, but just wanted to let you know I googled his name and found these on the very first try:

Don't know what references were in the deleted article. Ottawahitech (talk) 22:57, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Oh, Ottawahitech!
I really miss seeing you on I took a break when I was diagnosed with cancer and when I finally returned, you were gone! Have you thought of posting an unblock request or are you just over editing Wikipedia? I know right before my two breaks, I had had my fill of the conflict. Then, I eventually missed it and came back.
As for Christopher J. Ailman, I don't know about restoring that article for the Investment Officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. One of your references is a press release, another a simple listing of his profile on a business website (not an article or interview). I just don't think that he ranks high in notability by Wikipedia standards (even though he has a very important job). But I did find out that he was a Promise Keeper! I didn't think that group was still around.
I don't come to WikiMedia very often but I am very happy to see your message and see that you are still involved with this crazy project. ;-) Liz (talk) 23:40, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

Hi Liz,

What a breath of fresh air to find a friendly person here. It must take guts to communicate with someone considered Public Enemy #1. It is doubly touching when someone who is going through very difficult times themselves takes the time to do it.

I don’t know how much you know about me, but in real life I am a law abiding citizen. I have never been in trouble with the law, not even a traffic ticket. However, I was brought up to be vocal when I observe others treated in a way that is not right. My experience at Wikipedia has taught me how privileged I am to live where such actions are acceptable. Not everyone is as fortunate as I am. Many people live in countries where their lives are in danger if they do not toe the line.

Have I thought of posting an unblock request at en-wiki? - even if I wanted to I cannot. My talk page access is removed.

Do I want to be unblocked: Only at such a time when Due Process is implemented at en-wiki, so that other blocked users who may not have powerful friends also have access to the same kind of justice.

Do I want my name cleared - yes that would be nice. Being a blocked (some claim I was banned), creates unforeseen problems for online travel beyond en-wiki.

Anyway, I don’t want to burden you with any of this, suffice it to say I am very grateful to you for stopping by to answer my question above. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:51, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Employment agencies of the United Arab EmiratesEdit

Hi Liz,

Thanks for posting a notice about this upcoming deletion. I will have to do some wiki-research to try and figure out why this category has been emptied. I hope it does not take me too long. Ottawahitech (talk) 19:27, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Liz, I found an article that should be in w:Category:Employment agencies of the United Arab Emirates namely w:Jobs in Dubai. Of course I cannot add it myself, and I am also not permitted to ask anyone to add it (editing by proxy, or so I am told). However, I believe deleting this category is counter productive, since someone would have to re-create it in the future. Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 19:54, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi, Ottawahitech,
I won't proxy edit but I will look into this. Liz (talk) 19:49, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Salahaddin University facultyEdit

Hi Liz,

Thanks for continuing to post speedy deletions of empty categories. BTW you are the only person on Wikipedia who notified me of these type of speedies, I used to find out about those a long time afterthey were gone. Thanks for a job well-done.

Anyway, back to the topic: w:Adnan Koucher Is an article about someone who lectured at this university. The cat was removed on July 21 with this edit summary:

remove a category which not related to his biopic

Also, you have posted a third speedy-cat deletion notice to my talkpage. Since I have not been editing enwiki since early 2017 all these cats have obviously only recently been emptied, and also obviously, no one else who visits my talkpage is interested in trying to save these empty cats, so should I just suck it up and move-on? Any opinion? Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 04:13, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for the Movement Strategy Transition Design GroupEdit

Hi Liz. To help the movement transition from the release of the Wikimedia 2030 recommendations into implementation, a transition process will take place virtually from September to November. This is where community members and other stakeholders will collectively prioritize and sequence among the recommendations, and discuss related resourcing needs and partnerships to carry forward implementation. To create this virtual transition process and develop an inclusive transition plan, a Design Group is being convened. User:Yair rand has nominated you for North America. Your regional experience and your expertise with en.WP, would be valuable assets for these discussions. The design discussions will be open and shared on-wiki, so community members and strategy enthusiasts can provide input in parallel.

Starting next week, June 29, until early August, the task will entail:

  • Working with a diverse group of people from across the movement to design a series of online events
  • Participating in weekly 2-hour calls (6 planned at the moment) happening on Mondays 16:00-18:00 UTC
  • Carrying out some asynchronous work in between, supported by a small Transition Support Team

Is this something you'd be interested in and have the time for?

Looking forward to hearing back from you. Thank you very much, MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) 19:18, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

WikiConference North America 2020 registrationEdit

Thank you for signing up to attend WikiConference North America 2020! If you haven't already, it would be much appreciated if you could also take a minute to register through our form at While not required, this will help us keep you informed via email, and will also help give us an idea of attendance numbers over the next three days. Thank you, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:07, 10 December 2020 (UTC)


Hi, Liz,

The Editing team has scheduled a major update to mw:Extension:DiscussionTools (the new Reply tool) for next week's deployment train. Since you invoke the feature from a script (I do, too), you're probably going to see that update next week, before it's officially released in the mw:Beta Feature system. The new update will use a similar system for starting a ==New discussion==. As before, full-page wikitext editing will not be affected. There is more information on the project page at mw:Talk pages project/New discussion.

If you encounter problems next week, please ping me or leave a note on the talk page for the project. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 12 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi @Liz: Can you delete en:User:, en:User:, en:Category:Suspected_Wikipedia_sockpuppets_of_70.173.230.88. 13:23, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

I can't delete pages tagged by Checkuser or a Sockpuppet Investigation report. Sorry. Liz (talk) 23:45, 13 February 2021 (UTC)