Notice of review of adminshipEdit

Hello Mxn. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2015. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2015. Kind regards, Matanya (talk) 13:57, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Disputed and signed.
Do notice your last logged admin action was on 6 December 2014 (see : Special:Log/Mxn) so the listing are correct and matanya was right, thank you.--AldNonymousBicara? 14:29, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@Aldnonymous: The logs are one thing, but the second criterion is actually "ten actions requiring admin privileges", and editing any project portal requires admin privileges for the obvious security reasons. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 15:41, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh! My bad, truly sorry for that, seems need to made sure that policy explicitly states that edit on protected namespaces/pages be counted as admin action, long time ago we count such edit as logged action nowadays the tools don't count it anymore. Again, my apology for that one.--AldNonymousBicara? 15:45, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@Aldnonymous: No worries, I should've been clearer in the first place. The community did reach consensus back in 2008 about this point, but it was never added to the tools, probably because tracking edits to protected pages was too complex at the time. I don't know if that's gotten easier, but if so I'm sure it would streamline the AAR process. In any case, having to sign is a minor inconvenience for this work, and it's only been required a couple times in the past. I just wanted to make sure folks were on the same page; it's admittedly an edge case. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 15:41, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


The double equals was deliberate, and changing it to a === breaks the script. Could you please change it back? (This reintroduced bug was reported by Sukyoung Ryu of KAIST on wikitech-l.) --Yair rand (talk) 12:21, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

See Talk:Project portals.

accidental usernameEdit

Hey Minh,

My username got auto-filled and I filled in my username incorrectly. I'd like to use my real name (seung joo kim) as my username). If there is a way to help me out with this I will be very grateful.

Thank you,

Seung Joo Kim

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by IConnect POS (talk) 00:19, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

See User talk:IConnect POS.

portal updatesEdit

Hey Mxn, since you're the keeper of the portals, just wanted to ping you about template#Deprecation of bits server. Should be a trivial change, but just wanted to let you know. Kaldari (talk) 22:07, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi there too. Can you please have a look at Category:Meta protected edit requests? Some portals needs update. Best regards and happy summer. —MarcoAurelio 10:37, 21 July 2015 (UTC)


Amor Júllio ferreira (talk) 10:47, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello from Thai WikipediansEdit

Hi Mxn, Happy new year 2016! Could you please have a look at the following links:

  1. Talk:Www.wikipedia.org_template#Update_the_Thai_Wikipedia_to_100k-article_section - We've made it yesterday!
  2. Grants:IdeaLab/Wikimedians in Thailand 2016 Initiative, Wikipedia 15/Events/Bangkok - A revision to user contribution count and other mechanism in MediaWiki may help attract more volunteers. Please give us comments/suggestions/criticisms on the proposal. I applied for a scholarship to attend Hackathon but not to Wikimania. If I get a grant to go there, I will definitely work on some of the plan.

--Taweethaも (talk) 02:03, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

wikimedia/portals on GerritEdit

Hello. I got +2 rights on wikimedia/portals at Gerrit when the repo was created there in order to replace the update process from Meta to Gerrit. I've been uploading some patches to there, recently, but once merged the submodule operations/mediawiki-config/portals needs to be updated as well. This is a bit confusing for me, and I guess so for most of all users with +2 rights on that repo. I'd appreciate if you could let me/us know if we are authorized to CR+2 any patches we upload to wikimedia/portals repo, and if you will later ask for sync. the submodule; etc; because as things stand now, I have no idea on what I have to do to have those portals updated. I opened a thread at Talk:Project portals#Mess regarding this. Thanks in advance for your kind assistance. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:51, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Global renamerEdit

Hi. AFAICS, you've performed no global rename so far, I just wanted to let you know that if you don't rename any user in 9 days, your global rename rights will be removed per policy. Matiia (talk) 14:41, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Wikisource HTML portalEdit

Hi. I wonder if we could reactivate Www.wikisource.org_template. Notwithstanding that this is handled now via gerrit, the text generated by the portals help me upload updated patches to gerrit. Thus having this portal pages working is very useful for me. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 14:08, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

See User talk:MarcoAurelio.

Announcing a new mailing list for Meta-Wiki administratorsEdit


As a regular administrator on Meta-Wiki, you're allowed to subscribe to the recently created metawiki-admins mailing list. This is a closed mailing list for announcements, asking for help and discussion between Meta-Wiki administrators. If you wish to subscribe, please fill the form at this page and then contact Savh or MarcoAurelio via Special:EmailUser using your administrator account so they can verify the authenticity of your request and address. You'll find more information on the mailing list description page. Should you have any doubts or questions, feel free to contact any of us. We hope that this tool is useful for all.

Best regards,
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Module:Project portal/viewsEdit

Hello. Could you please update Module:Project portal/views when you've got some time? I've tried that with gulp, but unfortunately it doesn't work for me. Thanks in advance for your help. —MarcoAurelio 00:46, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio:   Done Make sure to run npm install before running gulp update-stats. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 12:16, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
@Mxn: I did, but required me an old version of Python and a whole lot of other stuff and I gave up. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 12:18, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi again. Please have a look at:

Can't update them due to Lua module error. I guess the /wikis module needs updating.

Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 17:40, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Still displaying at Category:Meta_protected_edit_requests because something is missing at Module:Project portal that I'm not sure how to fix it. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 12:08, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Protection banner/config' not found.Edit

At Module:Project portal. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 11:31, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: The error means w:Module:Protection banner/config needs to be brought over to this wiki too. I don't have time right now to go through it and remove all the irrelevant protection banners (BLP etc.); do you think you could take a look? Note that this error should only affect the display of the module documentation, not Module:Project portal itself. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 11:25, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Module:Project portal/wikisEdit

Hi. Hope that you're well. If you could please take a look at Module:Project portal/wikis and update it as appropriate it'd be fantastic. I'm sometimes prevented to update the project portals due to missing strings there and I'm not sure how to fix them properly. Thanks in advance. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:10, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: It's a bit difficult to keep this module in sync with the portals project in Git, because there the data is split among l10n-overrides.json and an individual JSON file for each language. Instead, I used this diff to backfill the most essential information. Please feel free to add details as needed. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 07:43, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminshipEdit

Hello Mxn. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2017. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 08, 2017. Kind regards, MF-W 13:38, 1 October 2017 (UTC)


Feedback requestEdit


The team that made ORES is working on a new tool called JADE. The new tool is for humans to review the work of ORES, to provide human feedback and oversight. The team would like to hear about how your experience using ORES has been on your wiki, and what you might expect from a tool like the one proposed. If you are interested, you can comment on this page on

The team is also interested in sharing updates with you as JADE is developed. Short messages will be sent to this talk page every month or two, linking to a page with further information. Is this something you would like to sign up for? Simply reply to me here if so and I will put your name on the list.

Happy editing to you. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:21, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

You can also sign yourself up for updates anytime. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:36, 6 October 2017 (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)

Module:Project portalEdit

Hi Mxn, would you stop by Module talk:Project portal when you have a moment, your expertise is requested :D See example of error. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 14:00, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

All set. Thanks for the heads-up, xaosflux! – Minh Nguyễn 💬 20:01, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi there, I noticed what appears to be vandalism coming from this ip at Viwikibooks but am hesitant to block as I'm not 100% sure. It appears to be similar behavior as to what got them several blocks recently, however. Thanks! Praxidicae (talk) 15:24, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@Praxidicae: This is a tricky case, not in bad faith but also not great behavior. They always insist on reinstating a link to their LinkedIn page, taking credit for authoring the books, yet they won't create an account. However, mostly it's benign formatting changes. I can ask them to create an account to move their LinkedIn profile link to their user page, and also ask them to explain deletions and readditions in edit summaries. Other than that, is there anything in particular that caught your eye? (It's a lot of edits.) – Minh Nguyễn 💬 01:20, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Ohio Wikimedians User Group: April 2019 newsletterEdit

General Updates

  • To facilitate casual conversations between members, we now have a   Facebook group! If you're on Facebook, feel free to request to join.
  • Kevin has prepared a 2019 Activities Rapid Grant to support our user group's activities through the end of the year. This includes funding for edit-a-thons, Wikipedia Connection activities at Ohio State, and other potential events. Please give it a review, and provide endorsements at the bottom and/or comments on the talk page. If you would like to plan an activity or can think of something that could be funded that isn't already included, please bring it up! The goal is to have the grant submitted for review early in the week.
  • Our membership list has been revamped and supports the addition of new details (such as name, picture, location, and titles). Members are welcome to update their entry if they wish (all details are optional).

Movement Strategy

  • Sam (PonyToast) and Maria (Rimmel.Edits) have signed up to serve as our Organized Groups Strategy Liaisons; through December, Strategy Liaisons will act as a conduit for ideas, questions, and updates between the Movement Strategy and organized groups such as our own. Thank you to both members for taking this on!
  • The Wikimedia Summit 2019 just came to a conclusion. Maria Rimmel (Rimmel.Edits) served as our representative this year, following her work at the Ohio State University and WikiConference North America. This year's event had a heavy focus on the Movement Strategy Process and its Working Groups. Maria will be providing updates and outcomes of the conference on the user group talkpage soon - keep an eye out!

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

  • This May is the election for two Affiliate-Selected Board Seats for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The Ohio Wikimedians User Group will be eligible to cast one vote. Be on the lookout for updates on how we will decide our vote.
  • Two edit-a-thons are being hosted for Ohio State Department of Spanish and Portuguese students this month. One edit-a-thon is focusing on improving Wikipedia's coverage of female and under-representated language scientists, and the other on Latinx studies.

Recent Events

  • WikiConference North America 2018 (Oct 18-21) at the Ohio State University was a great success! Over 200 attendees (including those representing over 15 Wikimedia affiliates and 25 academic institutions) attended the 70+ sessions we had. A big thanks goes to all the event's organizers, volunteers (including those from Ohio Wikimedians), sponsors, and session hosts. View the full report (work in progress) for more details and outcomes. You can also check out the photos on the Commons.
Photos by Sixflashphoto, Geraldshields11, and Benjoneswhite.
"By doing an event like this, we can show people that you can edit; your contributions are valid; your contributions are valued. Beyond valued: necessary," Dalesio said.
  • Alden Library at Ohio University also independently hosted an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon on March 22. Check out the event page for more details. Outcomes included editing 27 articles, including the creation of a new one.
"We will be encouraging participants to use our collections to create and strengthen articles, and Library volunteers will be available help them do this effectively. In doing so, we hope to encourage participants to move beyond the role of information consumer, and to consider how they can enrich the information landscape—and maybe leave the internet a better place than they found it," Jennings stated.

Have something for the next newsletter? Add it to our May 2019 draft.

On behalf of the Ohio Wikimedians User Group, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 18:57, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

LPP/vi needs updateEdit

As changes applied for 12 days. -- 02:29, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Ohio Wikimedians User Group: September 2019 newsletterEdit

General Updates

  • WikiProject Cleveland Museum of ArtKevin (SuperHamster) and Maria (Rimmel.Edits) have been collaborating with Neal Stimler and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) to launch WikiProject Cleveland Museum of Art on the English Wikipedia! Back in January, the CMA announced its conversion into an Open Access institution—and part of this initiative included the upload of thousands of photos and Wikidata items on CMA artworks. This WikiProject has been created to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the CMA, such as artworks and artists featured in the Museum's collections, while being able to leverage the great resources that have been released into the public domain. If you'd like to join in, please sign up to be a member here. We have an expanding list of articles to create here.
  • Mailing list live! — We now have admin access to the previously-deprecated Wikimedia-US-OH mailing list. All members are encouraged to subscribe here. Anyone who would like to communicate to subscribed members can email
  • Membership List — Reminder that our membership list has been revamped and supports the addition of new details (such as name, picture, location, and titles). Members are welcome to update their entry if they wish (all details are optional).

Movement Strategy

  • The Movement Strategy Working Groups have created their recommendations, located here. Community input will be accepted until September 15, so if you would like to provide feedback, be sure to do so in the next couple weeks.

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

  • Wiki Loves Monuments is back in the United States for 2019. Through the end of September, upload your photos of registered historical sites to the Commons to help document our history and illustrate Wikipedia - and have a shot at winning the national contest. If you're interested in participating, a guide to finding historic sites in Ohio is available here.
  • WikiConference North America 2019 is headed to Boston from November 8th through 11th! If you are interested in attending, both session proposals and scholarship applications are open through September 20th.

Recent Events

  • In April, two edit-a-thons were hosted at the Ohio State University:
    • The Female and Under-represented Language Scientists edit-a-thon, hosted by the Hispanic Linguistic Colloquium in collaboration with the Buckeye Language Network (BLN) Student Association. The goal of the event was to improve articles on under-represented language scientists. 11 editors contributed 50+ edits that consisted of 1.54k words across 24 articles, including one new article.
    • The Spanish & Portuguese Edit-A-Thon, hosted by students from the Spanish and Portuguese department (Dona pipoca and Caesarologia, with support from SuperHamster). The edit-a-thon focused on expanding coverage of Spanish and Portuguese topics on the English Wikipedia, primarily by translating articles from Spanish/Portuguese to English. In doing so, attendees sharpened their Spanish/Portuguese skills, gained experience editing Wikipedia, and learned about new topics. 23 editors contributed 180+ edits that consisted of 15.8k words across 70 articles, including four new articles.
  • Wikimania 2019 took place in Stockholm this year, with several Ohio Wikimedians attending. If you're interested in some of the sessions, many of them were recorded and are available on the Commons here.
Have something for the next newsletter? Add it to our October 2019 draft.

On behalf of the Ohio Wikimedians User Group, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 04:51, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminshipEdit

Hello Mxn. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2019. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 14, 2019. Kind regards, Matiia (talk) 23:09, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

See Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2019.

Updating site statsEdit

Hello Mxn. I hope that you're doing okay. Today I've tried to update Module:Project portal/views.json but when using gulp stats-update it crashed with all sorts of errors as described at task T235965. It reckon it might be the gulpfile being out to date? I don't really know. Could you please try yourself to update the data from the JSON page above and leave some instructions as to how we could do this for the next time? Thanks! —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:28, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Ohio Wikimedians User Group: January 2020 newsletterEdit

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

  • Cleveland Museum of Art Open Access Anniversary Campaign — January 23rd (today!) is the one-year anniversary of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Open Access program. To celebrate, we are hosting an editing campaign (with postcard souvenirs!) from now through February 9. Help expand and create articles related to the Cleveland Museum of Art (including artists and artworks featured in their collection), and receive a postcard from the Museum. If you'd like to participate, check out the task list and sign up on the event page.

Recent Events

  • In December, the Cincinnati Art Museum hosted an Art+Feminism edit-a-thon. The museum was an excellent place to have an edit-a-thon, with a café and staff who were helpful in setting up and ensuring there were enough tables, outlets, and plenty of resource materials available. There was a related exhibit, Women Breaking Boundaries, that was of interest to attendees. In total, 9 people attended.

Movement Strategy

  • The Movement Strategy document, with 13 recommendations, has been released and is located here. You may utilize each recommendation's respective talk page to leave any feedback you might have.
    • Between February and March 2020, the recommendations will be finalized, incorporating final feedback. By the end of March 2020, the recommendations are slated to be approved by the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees.
  • Kevin (SuperHamster) will be attending Wikimedia Summit 2020 on behalf of the Ohio Wikimedians. This year's Summit will be focusing on discussing the implementation of the finalized Movement Strategy recommendations. Please get in touch with Kevin if you have ideas and suggestions that you would like conveyed.
Have something for the next newsletter? Add it to our February 2020 draft.

On behalf of the Ohio Wikimedians User Group, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 08:39, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminshipEdit

Hello Mxn. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2020. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 09, 2020. Kind regards, MF-W 22:34, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Ohio Wikimedians User Group: May 2020 newsletterEdit

General Updates

I hope this message finds you well and in good health during these trying times. Below is a list of some online activities that you may be interested in participating in.

  • The Wiki Global Check In has started! This initiative is gathering check-ins from Wikimedians all around the world, and asks for a photo that captures something related to life in your context or part of the world during the pandemic.
  • WALRUS (Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States) is now hosting virtual meetings twice a month on Monday evenings. This is a place to discuss anything Wikimedia, as well as a place for Wikimedians to come together and mutually support each other. The next virtual meeting should be on Memorial Day, May 25th. You can sign up for the Wikimediaus-l mailing list to stay up to date on all WALRUS happenings and to receive meeting invites.
  • Wikipedians have been busy documenting the pandemic. In Ohio, we have articles on the pandemic in Ohio and in Columbus (the latter of which was written by our newest Ohio Wikimedians member, !). If interested, you're encouraged to help update and expand these articles, or even consider creating articles documenting the pandemic in other Ohio metro areas.
View of Florence from San Miniato by Thomas Cole, an American painter who once settled in Steubenville, Ohio, and won third-place in a competition to design the Ohio Statehouse. This painting is in the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection.
  • If you miss visiting your local museums, don't forget that the Cleveland Museum of Art's entire collection is available online and in the public domain (when permissible). Our WikiProject Cleveland Museum of Art is currently tracking 44 English Wikipedia articles and 40,322 images, which are now acquiring over 2,000,000 views a month. If you're interested in contributing, there is still plenty of work to be done to expand and create new articles!

Movement Strategy

  • The finalized Movement Strategy Recommendations have been published! This is a clarified and refined version of the recommendations that were released in January.
  • The Wikimedia Summit 2020 that was to occur in April was canceled, and Wikimedia Deutschland will not be hosting a virtual replacement. In its stead, Ryan Merkley, members of the movement strategy core team, and external consultants are exploring options to move the contents of the conference into a series of virtual events.
Have something for the next newsletter? Add it to our June 2020 draft.

On behalf of the Ohio Wikimedians User Group,

~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 15:25, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminshipEdit

Hello Mxn. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2020. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 11, 2020. Kind regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:40, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Signed at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2020.

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 19:08, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

Wikiversity logosEdit

The Wikiversity logo was updated in 2017 to File:Wikiversity logo 2017.svg (details), however the files that are used on the non-Wikipedia portal pages (File:Wikiversity-logo sister 1x.png, File:Wikiversity-logo sister 1.5x.png and File:Wikiversity-logo sister 2x.png) still use the old logo. Could you update them (I see you were the person who originally uploaded them)? Thanks. GreenComputer (talk) 11:19, 14 December 2020 (UTC)


Hello mxn. I hope that you're okay. I sent you an email through the Special:EmailUser interface. Could you please take a look at it and get back to me? Thanks! Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:06, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

Notice of removal of adminshipEdit

Hello Mxn. I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal, and because you have made fewer than 10 edits between October 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021; your administrator rights on this wiki have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2021 for details. Kind regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:07, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Thanks for the heads-up. One edit short. 😬 I posted a farewell of sorts at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2021#Automatic removal. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 05:09, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Invitation for WikiConference North America 2021Edit

Thank you for signing up for last year's WikiConference North America 2020! I'd like to invite you to this year's WikiConference North America 2021, taking place online and free, October 8-10.

  • Registration is open and takes just a few minutes!
  • Program submissions are also open through the end of the month, though they are being reviewed on a rolling basis—so the sooner you submit, the better! We are accepting presentations, workshops, round tables, or any other type of session format you can think of.

If you've already registered or submitted a proposal—thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 19:08, 11 September 2021 (UTC)