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About me — my name is Jesse. Nowadays I quietly write scripts, make the occasional edit, and love Shanel. Many moons ago I was an active editor and administrator on several wikis, a Wikimedia steward (2006–2014), a language committee member (2006–2011), an email response volunteer (2006–2011), and a Board elections committee member (2008 and 2009).

Account eligibility tool edit

@Pathoschild: Account eligibility tool at is hanging and not responding. Sario528 (talk) 22:01, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi! This seems to be a filesystem issue on Toolforge so far; I'll post a message in #wikimedia-cloud to see if they have an idea what's causing it. —Pathoschild 05:48, 09 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yep, it was a filesystem issue. It's fixed now; thanks for reporting it! —Pathoschild 15:23, 09 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Account Eligibility for the U4C Elections edit

Hello Pathoschild! Thanks kindly for your help in January getting the tool set up for the U4C Charter vote. There's an election vote coming up in mid-April for that committee, and it would be wonderful to have the tool set up for that. Here's the eligibility information, if you have time :) (I'm not sure if the tool can query for the "Translators" rules, it's fine if not) Patrick Earley (WMF) (talk) 16:37, 8 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi! Translatewiki doesn't seem to be available in the Toolforge data, but Account Eligibility can mention the translator exception in the "additional requirements that can't be checked by this script" section.
The voter rules seem clear, but a few questions to clarify the candidate rules:
  • Does "Have not been blocked on any Wikimedia project" mean they're not currently blocked on any wiki, or does it include previous blocks which are no longer in effect?
  • Does "nor have an active event ban in the past one year" refer to the event ban policy?
  • For "Be a registered member of at least one Wiki project for at least 365 days and have a minimum of 500 edits", can this be accumulated across multiple wikis? For example, let's say they have a two-year-old account on Wiki A with 200 edits, and a six-month-old account on Wiki B with 300 edits. Would they qualify based on the Wiki A age and Wiki A+B edits?
Pathoschild 22:15, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hey Pathoschild, I work with Patrick for the U4C election, so I can answer these questions for you (as Patrick is on a well-deserved break :)):
  1. That would mean current blocks only, as is the practice in the previous elections
  2. Yes, that would refer to the Event Ban policy
  3. Yes, that would refer to 500 edits across all Wikimedia projects.
Let me know if you need any further clarification, and thanks for your help. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 06:37, 19 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Done! The new events are 74 (voters) and 73 (candidates), and here are the code changes in case you want to review. Let me know if you need any changes. —Pathoschild 17:21, 31 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
This is great. Many thanks for your help, Pathoschild! RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 06:16, 1 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi Pathoschild, a small update request: the EC has decided that for candidates, the minimum of 500 edit requirements would be by 5 March 2024, 12:00 UTC -- the tool currently set it by 16 March 2024. Can you please change it? Many thanks, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 10:08, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Done! I also set the same date for the account age requirement based on the new rules text, but let me know if you want to change it. —Pathoschild 04:16, 06 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks a lot! RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 10:08, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply