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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello PeterSymonds, 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!

Majorly talk 23:16, 31 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Majorly. PeterSymonds 23:20, 31 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The OTRS/volunteering page has a big disclaimer discouraging people from endorsing/supporting if they haven't got anything useful to add. Durova, Huib and Majorly has said what is needed, so I'll just add an informal endorsement here. I look forward to be able to nag you about OTRS-tickets ;) Finn Rindahl 23:52, 2 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heh, well I haven't been accepted yet, but if I do get promoted, nag away my good fellow! ;) PeterSymonds 00:00, 3 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, if I thought there was a chance you wouldn't get promoted I would have added an endorsment despite that disclaimer... :) Finn Rindahl 00:06, 3 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Haha, well thank you! Your trust means a lot to me. :) PeterSymonds 00:09, 3 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

unblock Luigi 28 and othersEdit

Hi, you know this guy: you can read

This guy always accuses of sockpuppetry every editor who oppose his points of view: I had account en:user:PIO but I am not en:user:Luigi 28. As well I am not en:user:Barba Nane, en:user:MacLot, en:user:Miranovic, en:user:ANTE RAKELA. May you stop this DIREKTOR's harassment against several users by false accusations of socks? I know Luigi on e-mail messages then I know his surname and his hometown; in this case DIREKTOR reported Barba Nane claiming sockpuppetry of Luigi 28 and an admin banned him but here AlasdairGreen27 asserts The initial checkuser test about you was a false positive. You are not PIO, I know that. PIO was infantry, you are officer material. Your language style is different from PIO, your contributions are different, your ability to use sources is different and here Luigi asserts PIO is a real idiot: it is shameful to be compared to him. Evidence: Luigi is not Pio and Barba Nane is other guy too! Regards,--Ducatista 15:04, 7 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is this one those emotional resignation ? please rethink about your request , you are an asset for wiki-world--Mardetanha talk 18:05, 21 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nope, it's a genuine one. I'm afraid I won't have the time to devote enough activity for the foreseeable future, which is unfortunate, but it's one of those things. :-) Your kind comment is appreciated however. Best, PeterSymonds 19:11, 21 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We miss you, though that goes without saying. In fact, I remember even two weeks ago people were already noticing your absence and hoping you'd be back soon. But I understand that real life takes priority. Soap 23:34, 21 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tis a sad day indeed. You will be sorely missed Peter. -- OlEnglish 19:18, 26 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi PeterSymonds,
So, shouldn't I contribute on any other Wikimedia project? Tr.wikipedia is one of the Wikimedia projects and as you are aware of many other main projects are not as developed as en.wikipedia about WM policies. There is even no en:WP:AAB guideline on tr.wikipedia. Thank you. Best, CnkALTDS 11:43, 11 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Being blocked for sockpuppetry on any wiki is a serious cause for concern. OTRS requires a level of trust that makes any such block a relevant factor. Also, you specified a desire to work on permissions-tr, which is not possible given your block. That is why I flagged it. Best, PeterSymonds 13:08, 11 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


...for beating me to posting the log for office hours today. The help is much appreciated! Steven Walling at work 22:01, 15 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's quite alright. :-) PeterSymonds 20:56, 16 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Peter,
No problem, I apologize for the unintentional error. Thanks! --Sharaf Al Deen (Talk) 17:41, 28 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And another cause for thanks. That was my point. --Abd 19:02, 29 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Translation/Fundraising 2010/Kartika AppealEdit

  • English: Excuse me. Page is now ready. But the Azerbaijani is not ready. Good wikis. (I would invite you to learn Turkish.)
  • Türkçe: Özür dilerim. Sayfa şimdi hazır. Fakat Azerbaycanca hazır değil. İyi vikiler. (Sizi Türkçe öğrenmeye davet ediyorum.)
  • Azərbaycanca: Üzr istəyirəm. Səhifə indi hazır. Lakin Azərbaycanca hazır deyil. Yaxşı vikilər. (Sizi Türk dili öyrənməyə dəvət edirəm.) Emperyanileti/message 09:32, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
I've only published the letter in Azerbaijani. Is that incorrect? (It was marked as "ready".) The core messages still need an update but we can wait for those. Best, PeterSymonds 09:37, 11 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank youEdit

Peter -

A quick note to thank you for all your wonderful help lately. It's very much appreciated. Philippe (WMF) 16:47, 11 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're very welcome. :-) PeterSymonds 16:58, 11 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thank you for adding Galician translations. You created this page, could you remove the "$" symbol? It's unnecessary as "16 millóns de dólares" already includes it. Moreover, in Galician, currency symbols don't go before the number. Thank you again! --Toliño Fala aquí comigo 16:09, 12 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem; thanks for translating. I've removed the $ symbol. I was wondering whether, in that case, it should be appended with USD? Unless it's self-evident, but I'm quite new to this area. Your advice is appreciated. Thanks! PeterSymonds 18:16, 12 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Peter, sorry but why is here the text "Wikipedia is turning 10! Click here to find out more and learn how you can participate." in English? (ვიკიპედია 10-ის ხდება! დააჭირეთ აქ დამატებითი ინფორმაციისა და მონაწილეობის მისაღებად.) and text on all Wikipedia pages - გთხოვთ, წაიკითხეთ : A Thank You from Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

გთხოვთ, წაიკითხეთ : ვიკიპედიის დამფუძნებლის, ჯიმი უელსის მადლობა

--George M. 13:05, 1 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, I saw that. I'm not entirely sure why. It's part of wmf:Template:2010/Donate-jimmy-thankyou which I don't think is translated, but I'll certainly chase up why. Thanks! PeterSymonds 13:49, 1 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now fixed thanks to Alex, who added some code to the core template. Translated now. :-) Thanks, PeterSymonds 21:26, 1 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The Hebrew version that was posted is a chapter version, not a language version. So, I've moved it to the chapter's space and pulled down the hebrew language version (exclusive of the chapter). We were advertising events in Israel to all Hebrew speakers... and pointing to WMIL's donation pages. :) Just FYI, so you know why I did what I did. Philippe (WMF) 07:29, 2 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah, sorry about that. PeterSymonds 11:15, 2 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Truly, no worries. I screw this stuff up routinely. It's a lot of variables. I just published /he, though. Philippe (WMF) 13:59, 2 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great. :-) PeterSymonds 14:05, 2 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello! I'm Albamhandae, a admin. Could you replace the text from 위키미디어 창립자 to 읽어주세요: on MediaWiki:Centralnotice-2010 Jimmy trans-donate-text1/ko? It's wrong content of message. Thank you! --Albamhandae 06:27, 3 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds 10:23, 3 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]



სად მიდის თქვენი ფული?

  • ტექნოლოგია - სერვერები, ტრეფიკი, განვითარება. ვიკიპედია არის მსოფლიოს №5 საიტი, და მისი მუშაობისთვის ისეთივე მოწყობილობებია საჭირო, როგორც ხუთეულის სხვა საიტებისთვის.
  • ხალხი - სხვა ვებ-გვერდებს ყავთ ათასობით დაქირავებული მუშაკები, ვიკიპედიაში კი ხელფასს მხოლოდ 50-მდე ადამიანი იღებს. თქვენი შემოწირულობა არის ენციკლოპედიური საქმისთვის უზარმაზარი დახმარება.


--George M. 19:12, 4 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, P.S. Wikipedia is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Questions or comments? Write to

ვიკიპედია არის ფონდ ვიკიმედიას პროექტი. გაქვთ კითხვები ან კომენტარები? მოგვწერეთ - donate(at) M. 19:13, 4 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Footer published. I'm not entirely sure whether the messages in the right hand box are meant to be published yet, because only Chapters are doing that at the moment. I'll check though. Thanks, PeterSymonds 21:05, 4 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Landing page for mk.bannersEdit

You published Macedonian translation of the banners, Fundraising 2010/Contribution Banners/mk. Can you change the landing page to ( Thank, --Brest 06:47, 10 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To be honest, I'm not sure whether the Fundraising team want any of those links altered. They haven't been altered thus far; but I'll check. Thanks, PeterSymonds 09:17, 10 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Then what the hell we translate that banners? :) ok, any way thank you. --Brest 20:38, 10 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ka bannersEdit

Hello, I've translated the banners, but there are several edits in the Georgian version. I hope, they aren't too serous and won't be a problem.--George M. 17:41, 10 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shouldn't be. I'll publish them a bit later after I've clarified which ones are actually going live. I'll catch up with you if there are any problems. :-) Best, PeterSymonds 18:28, 10 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You were an admin and you are now again Mardetanha talk 23:24, 10 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
+1, Congratulations indeed. Keep being awesome. Theo10011 23:25, 10 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats. Please add yourself to the adminlist. Barras 06:20, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks all. :-) Name added. PeterSymonds 18:06, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats! --WizardOfOz talk 18:52, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! PeterSymonds 13:16, 12 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you!Edit

  A personal thank you
from one of those guys
who made all those annoying banners

Hey Peter, I wanted to personally thank you for all the work you did during the fundraiser. I know I speak for every member of the staff who interacted with you (and probably every volunteer) when I say your help was invaluable from your IRC assistance/advice and thoughts, your help with banner and landing page translations (up until the very end), your help whenever I asked for testing or verification and your constant attempts to find more things you could help with. The only bad thing is the more you prove yourself the more likely I am to ask for your help later when I need it ;) -James/Jalexander/Jamesofur 00:40, 19 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, that is certainly kind of you. I quite enjoyed doing what little I had to offer. Thank you for all the hard work you and the others put in to make it successful. I don't mind helping if I'm able. PeterSymonds 20:46, 19 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I totally forgot about this. Thanks for fixing. Regards, Wutsje 16:23, 22 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OTRS AccessEdit


I'm Srikeit and I'm an admin on the English Wikipedia. I understand that you have closed my OTRS account for inactivity and probably a lack of RL verification. I have mailed my identification to and would really appreciate it if you could restore my access to OTRS. I realise that I am only intermittently active but I intend to be more involved in the future.

Thanks and Regards

Srikeit 05:56, 2 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not me, sorry; I just removed the closed accounts from the list. If you poke Cbrown1023, he'll look into reopening your account. Best, PeterSymonds 09:14, 2 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry to bother you. I've moved my question to his talk page. Srikeit 16:43, 2 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No bother at all. :-) PeterSymonds 17:38, 2 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! Could you republish this, please?--Pandukht 13:02, 8 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, thanks! :-) PeterSymonds 13:04, 8 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. I proposed a project for deletion some weeks ago (see proposal here). The problem is that there is a user (User:Node_ue) there that in my opinion vandalizes the proposal. He intercalated text in the very text of the proposal, and if you see that page, you might even think that his additions are part of my proposal (because I signed the introduction). Moreover, I used sources to make the arguments in the proposal verifiable. In exchange, the user responded with texts like "that is a lie" (without providing any contrary source or such). I told him to discuss the proposal on the talk page, but not modify the very text of the proposal because that makes the proposal without object (and makes the vote on the proposal ambigous). I also asked him (see here) at least not to intercalate his text into my text, becase I signed the proposal, and by that he alterates what I wrote. Please not that I did not express opinions, I put just some referenced arguments. Here you can compare my last version with Node-ue's version. He also deleted some of the sources (?! - allthough they were not tricky). I thought about asking the protection of the page, but that will prevent other users to vote on the proposal. Please, can you suggest what I can do? Maybe putting the voting section into a new template, and include it on the proposal page, then protect the proposal page?! Please help me, because I'm stuck and I don't want to engage in edit wars. Have a nice day. --Danutz 00:11, 17 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've had a look now and I can't really see any vandalism, unless I'm missing something. However, splitting comments into section is probably a good idea, otherwise it looks rather confusing. I'll drop a note to that effect. Thanks, PeterSymonds 11:25, 20 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, in the meantime another user stepped in and moved the tricky content to the talkpage, while adding a note to it on the main page. Thank you for your time.--Danutz 03:03, 21 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, okay. Great. :-) PeterSymonds 07:11, 21 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I know I told you on IRC but wanted to officially give my congratulatory ramblings for you on here :) Everyone deserves a talk page note! Good luck. Jalexander 18:38, 28 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Very kind; thank you. :-) PeterSymonds 18:43, 28 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! So, was passed two days, and no vote at my page: . I think that a week is too much waiting. And will not be votes, most sure. Can you give the rights quickly? Thanks! Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 08:50, 4 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. No, it should last at least a week, as this is standard practice. There is no emergency or rush here. Best, PeterSymonds 11:01, 4 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

about accessEdit

Hi,I didn't understand what did you mean i have to make my request in another place? in or in administrate part of English wikiReza1615 17:57, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hiya. If you leave a note on your commuity noticeboard about your intentions and leave it for a day or two, so people can comment. If there's no opposition after than, we can grant the flag. Best, PeterSymonds 18:01, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


First, you was see what he sayed to me? He intimidate me! Only because you're his best friend you do this? Off, off.. Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 21:32, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There was no such intimidation. Stop this at once. PeterSymonds 21:34, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But you know what he said? Ok.. i stop, what to do, if you have a steward friend, it's sure, you win.. Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 21:35, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I know what he said, and there was nothing wrong with it. Certainly nothing block-worthy. You have temporary adminship for maintenance purposes only, and this action after filing a poorly-supported SRCU after their opposition to your bureaucrat candidacy made this action even more questionable. PeterSymonds 21:43, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't block one for a vote.. anyway, i don't want the rights. Hey, I'll need to say here on the last of may to long the temp adminship? Because i will not be very much on meta. Thanks. Memo18(contribs|talk|ro.wp(t)) 21:48, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here or a request at SRP in the final days would suffice. PeterSymonds 21:57, 8 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Victim of impersonationEdit

Thanks for correcting the mistake immediately. I think you should also mention that here and change the status to not done. Huji 21:22, 28 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, Peter!

Could you take a look at this?

) Ruy Pugliesi 13:52, 14 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Steward requests/Checkuser#Capitão Feiticeiro@pt.wikipedia and Steward requests/Checkuser#Maddox@pt.wikipedia :p Ruy Pugliesi 13:58, 14 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please... I want to Global IP block exempt. Thanks, Cekli829 12:52, 21 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block for

Regarding prior global block on, the wiki abuse is continuing, again, with cross-wiki-abuse and socking on multiple projects. Could you please apply another global block, of a longer duration? Thank you for your time, -- Cirt (talk) 05:15, 6 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 08:58, 6 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you!!! ;) Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 13:40, 6 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Categorical problemEdit

Hi, in Turkish wiki a category called tr:Kategori:Uzunluk birimleri linked wrong to other languages mistakenly. I corrected them in Turkish wiki, but it also be erased in other wikis that linked. The problem is unfortunately there is no category tr:Kategori:Uzunluk which means lenght and thats why i tried to erase the tr:Kategori:Uzunluk birimleri in other wikis, but the problem is wiki thought that im doing illegal things. Could you please erase the link of tr:Kategori:Uzunluk birimleri from the other wikis that linked in the previous version. Thanks for your helps.--Onurkayabasi 12:43, 17 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IRC AccessEdit

Hi. I would like to have access to #wikimedia-admin on IRC. -- Tegel (Talk) 23:34, 6 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Tegel. I've set access on your account. To enter, please type the command /msg ChanServ invite #wikimedia-admin because you don't yet have a cloak. Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 17:52, 7 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. -- Tegel (Talk) 18:08, 7 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply] CU, desysop and RfCEdit

Would you please have a look at this RfC? Thank you, M/ 17:02, 7 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

selamatkan akuEdit

Hello, are you steward? Help me! Because I was blocked there (accusation) canvassing at Indonesian Wikipedia. And lately I've never done anything like that. Just look list contribution at there. Please (if possible) revoked the block status.

Oh ya, I also ask to release the SockPuppet I was there named id:User: Erik Evermtus at Indonesian Wikipedia because this account will be used as a substitute if the main account stolen by others such as id:User:Kenrick95Sock. Thank you --Erik Evrest 04:49, 19 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I just tried to edit Wikiquote anonymously, and I was blocked. Why? All edits I made to Wikiquote were good. Was my IP used by someone else? Can you check which computers were used if CheckUser can do that? I swear I didn't make a single bad edit in the past month. 18:32, 23 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Steward_requests/Checkuser#Brox.40lt.wikipedia, Steward_requests/Checkuser#Brox.40lt.wikipedia Please Recheck lt:user:Sands, lt:user:Tik-Kon and lt:user:Passutis. it's not my (lt:user:Brox)! Please describe observations/reasoning, as specific addresses were assigned to lt:user:Brox. --Brox 14:40, 7 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

please all very specifically describe the specific IP addresses and users. --Brox 15:04, 7 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Brox, checkusers don't normally do that for privacy reasons. I've argued that with positive identification, a checkuser could, with the user's permission, disclose the information, but this was a weak ID, not positive identification, so I wouldn't expect that. I think that Peter may have stated this a bit unclearly. Peter, if the only identification was by geolocation, if there was no IP overlap and no user agent information making the identity more likely, would you mind clarifying that this is not conclusive? This checkuser report is being used to justify blocks already (on, Brox has been accused of lying because he hasn't admitted the accounts were his, citing the CU report of yours, and more damage could be done. --Abd 00:49, 8 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

11 May 2011 and 25 May 2011Edit

Please recheck User:Brox/Brox and Tik-Kon in WP LT. --Brox 07:57, 10 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This was done by User:Fr33kman who clarified the results, finding that Brox was not the other identified socks. --Abd 16:37, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Slakr on IRCEdit

Peter, since you are the group contact, I wish to inform you that I had to submit yet more official complaints about Slakr's harassment on IRC. His actions are really poisonous and he is clearly ignoring the conduct standards regarding ops. His constant abuse, attacks, etc, are really out of line. We have talked about this before and it really needs to be dealt with. Right now, many people refuse to go into #wikipedia-en because he defends a really poisonous atmosphere. When I reported his outright abuse of ops in allowing his friends to use the #wikipedia-en chat room to talk about sex in graphic detail, he was supposed to be stopped but he continues to act in a highly inappropriate manner. At night, the handful of people who chat when it use to be the American time (i.e. after 1 AM GMT) have caused many people to leave because of the abuse, really nasty attacks, constant cussing, and reprehensible behavior. Simply pointing out that some of their nasty claims are wrong leads to being threaten with op use. One guy, Snard, made really nasty attacks on Chief Justice John Roberts and it was pointed out that Wikipedia contradicted him. He resorted to tossing around cuss words, nasty attacks, and saying troll over and over. The pointing out he was wrong was joined with 1. evidence and a source, 2. no cuss words or attacks, and 3. only as a way to say a really egregious BLP attack was wrong. This was met with Slakr saying that I would be banned because Snard thought I was a troll. How is that really acceptable behavior? We need ops who follow our standards and don't wave their power to threaten others like that. This is really upsetting and troubling, and the decline in the chat is evident. Ottava Rima (talk) 01:59, 12 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Peter: There are several other ops+users supporting ottava's most recent trolling/disruption ban. Feel free to hit me up on IRC if you'd like more info. --slakr 02:10, 12 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Slakr uses the term "troll" to basically push whatever fringe view he has and it has nothing to do with any of my actions. He does allow a GNAA person who was banned from Freenode to just have free access to the IRC channels while knowing they are trolls and aren't supposed to be there. All of my comments have been backed up with sources and citations, and his attacks on me, a well-known writer who is highly educated is really irresponsible and not appropriate. He allows people to be really nasty and incivil, and it has chased many people away. The one night when he was encouraging Ironholds et al to attack me, I received 4 different messages from chatters complaining about how nasty they have been lately. This really needs to stop. The only solution is to remove Slakr's ops. Then you will see a major turn around in the chat with the people acting that way no longer feeling they are protected, and people returning to chat without fear. Ottava Rima (talk) 02:25, 12 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Isn't Ottava banned from Wikipedia? I am, and I wouldn't dream of trying to tell #wikipedia-en ops what to do. Like Totally Not My Business. Ottava is importing Wikipedia (and other) conflict here, someone should suggest that he stop. --Abd 23:45, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Peter is the IRC contact for that channel and has the ultimate authority over the ops there. He has dealt with it and the problems have stopped for what it seems. Ottava Rima (talk) 15:21, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Great. No problem, no problem. --Abd 15:58, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Comment removed by user) Snardbafulator 11:11, 15 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You haven't a clue about my history or anything, and you were immediately cussing, being nasty, and incivil just as you are above. Slakr's "civility" involved cussing, threats, and constantly using derogatory labels. Your claim about "right wing" is really inappropriate, because it doesn't matter what political background someone has that they are all allowed to use IRC. The IRC ToS does make it clear that you don't have the right to single people out and attack them like you did over political ideology. Ottava Rima (talk) 14:34, 12 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Comment removed at the request of Ottava Rima) Snardbafulator 18:50, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Removed per unnecessary) Ottava Rima (talk) 16:43, 13 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sock puppetEdit

This user is an obvious sock puppet of a WR user who is tossing around many incivil statements, outright trolling, and pretty much threatening to release personal information (as you can see on my user talk page). Can you please deal with this individual? Ottava Rima (talk) 22:03, 22 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have no idea who the user is, but I requested a block for harassment, and it was promptly done.[1] On the other hand, that user was not threatening outing.[2] The comment refers to what Ottava still has linked from his talk page here.[3] I requested the block because that account had no other purpose than to poke Ottava. I wouldn't tolerate that on Wikiversity, and, while I don't have buttons here, I don't believe meta should tolerate it either. And apparently we don't. --Abd 01:56, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The user behind the account is known as to which user on WR it is, and by mentioning my real life like that he was showing his willingness to bring things up that don't belong here. I didn't say he already released personal info but his casually tossing it around like that while trying to intimidate is a threat of such. Ottava Rima (talk) 02:29, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Since the account has been blocked, there isn't a lot more I can do. I suggest keeping an eye out for more and if necessary, file an RFCU for an underlying IP block. All best, PeterSymonds (talk) 07:45, 23 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

renaming of my usernameEdit

Hello my dear friend Special thanks to you for changing my username in these five wiki projects: mznwiki, fawiktionary, hawiki, glkwiki, dvwiki. Good luck شهریار 19:07, 28 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


For moving the page. It took me 4 minutes to move my mistake, and yet you still didn't let me get away with it...! Tsch :P Jarry1250 20:46, 13 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Election committeeEdit

Hi, I see you are on the election committee if this was an edit on EN, I'd block the editor. WereSpielChequers 15:54, 19 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Message received. Truman Burbank 21:19, 19 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

censorship in Wikimedia BrasilEdit

I need to ask the reverse Oversight, because it is just a ploy to no loss of privileges to certain users. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 18:40, 20 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You may not post personal correspondence without consent. Do so again and you will be blocked. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:50, 20 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


If you are around, can you come to IRC? Ottava Rima (talk) 16:42, 24 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


If you get on IRC, we need to chat. Ottava Rima (talk) 02:33, 6 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Additional log for global changesEdit

Hello Peter. I worked on the log you'd like to be done. You can see the result here, and the list should be exhaustive. Have a nice week-end ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:37, 14 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

S LarctiaEdit

Hi. I notice you've locked this account globally. However, I'm not the same user as Poetlister and I believe there has been an administrative mistake here. I'm trying to discuss this over at en.Wikipedia with the blocking admin, and I currently have no way of doing so. Would it be possible for you temporarily unlock me ? I have valued contributions on Commons, and I volunteered as a sysop on Wikiversity for most of September. -- 08:04, 23 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global bot wikisEdit

Hello Peter. You added arwikiversity and xmfwiki to the Global bot wikiset, but they got removed in the latest update because they're not listed at Bot policy/Implementation#Current implementation. I'm not sure what the details are for these additions; could you add them to the list? —Pathoschild 23:38:12, 23 October 2011 (UTC)


- Ottava Rima (talk) 05:50, 12 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock request of McAustenEdit

Hi Peter. Could you perhaps take a look at this unblock request of McAusten? You're the one who blocked him in September. Thanks in advance. Trijnstel 17:30, 15 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter,

I'm Indonesian Wikipedians, and now I'm one of committee of Sundapedia 2011 ( a Writing Competition in Sundanese Wikipedia ). But you're blocking my IP when I was edited some of articles in Sundanese Wikipedia? Why?. Could you explain that?

If you blocked me, I can't do this project and it will be collaps as soon as possible because the project is still running. So please unblock my IP.

Best regards, Hendra.Prastiawan 18:28, 15 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, can you tell me what IP or range you're editing from please? I think your IP may be part of a global block. If you let me know I can whitelist it locally (feel free to e-mail it to me). Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 18:31, 15 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please unblock meEdit

Hi Peter, I'm an Indonesian wikipedian and active mostly in english, indonesian, and wikipedia commons. Currently just without any clear reason, I'm being blocked from editing wikipedia. I'm a genuine user and would love to continue my contribution for wikipedia to expand Indonesian topics and coverage. Usually I'm editing from two computers (IP address), one from my office and currently this one is from my laptop with IP address:

IP Information:
ISP: PT. Wireless Indonesia
Organization: PT. Wireless Indonesia
Connection: Broadband
Services: None Detected
City: Jakarta
Region: Jakarta Raya
Country: Indonesia

Would you unblock me please. Thank you.

Best regards,

Gunkarta 05:09, 16 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Peter, can you shorten the block, or make it more specific, because all range will be blocked from editing, and i got reports that some Jakarta Wikipedians are affected by this block. Thanks. Bennylin 09:02, 17 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter, you locked Erik Evrest [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] in November so you may want to take a look at Erik E VestBot [stalktoy] – [cross-wiki edits] (whom I recently renamed to Erik FestMan on Meta). This sounds like pretty loud quacking to me especially considering the username... Jafeluv 08:25, 13 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heh, yeah, that's him. Blocked now. Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 19:36, 13 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Peter, I confess I was anonymous erik discussed above. But please let me blocked as well as Erik FestMan and VestBot. I just wanted to convey something to you. Honestly I use FestMan account because I think that if the primary account is blocked forever be put on reserve account. But this problem is more acute. For Erik Evrest account can not log in on the Wikimedia. So I was talking to several users who I am and most important: I want only those accounts can log in to. Please find out why this kind. -- 11:05, 14 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


For posting the IRC logs today. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 20:53, 15 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're welcome. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:39, 15 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm usefullEdit

Peter, I now understand why evrest account (and also other erik account) can not log in because I suspected that "works" only canvassing continues across Wikimedia. But try to understand once again, actually I also contribute as a normal user. Just look at the link where I make my contribution account (Wikipedia Indonesia), in Java Wikipedia, and also in Malay Wikipedia. So, please just blocked my Meta-Wiki, but please allow me to log in. -- 02:55, 18 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

{{unblock|global block — im not a proxi, i dont even know what that is!}}

sabotage of Admin votingEdit

I just would like to inform you that Americophile has deleted my request for voting to Adminship in Wikisource Farsi [4]. He has deleted the complete voting table and a vote given by user Solhosafa. Americophile has installed a banner forbidding the users to participate in voting. I request that a steward revert the page and facilitate a correct and fair voting process in fa.wikisource. In order to avoid further vandalism and manipulation of voting process, I request to block Americaphile alias Leonidas alias Hootandolati alias Razghandi alias Americaphile alias Americophile in Farsi, and 30 other alias user accounts. As you may see I am enduring a severe Wikihounding at hands of Americophile since 9 October 2011.--Bellavista1957 14:39, 8 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wrong information. I have deleted nothing but just put his RfA into a collapsible box and asked users to not vote until it becomes clear whether he made a request to change his temporary adminship to a permanent one (while he is not an admin now) or to become a temporary admin (only temporary adminship is allowed on our community). AMERICOPHILE 15:32, 8 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ps:You may also want to have a look at this CU on Meta. AMERICOPHILE 15:57, 8 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I want to make a complaint against Bellavista1957. At first he accused me of being hostile towards Israeli people, then he accused me of being a sockpuppet while CU had shown no relation between me and s:fa:User:hootandolati, finally he accused me of being a liar and giving you false information while User:Mehran confirmed what I had told. I hope you make him refrain from bringing nasty and unfounded accusations against me. AMERICOPHILE 17:45, 8 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global rename/merge of accountEdit

Hi Peter, I had my user name on en changed today but not globally - what do I have to do for the latter? Thanks for any hints. --Daniel Mietchen 21:30, 11 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Daniel. Please see SRUC#Mietchen@global. I've done some and left instructions for the rest. :-) All best, PeterSymonds (talk) 21:58, 11 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

testwiki:User:Francisco Leandro/vector.cssEdit

As you are an administrator of Test Wikipedia, please delete this page. It is no longer necessary and has been replaced by testwiki:User:Francisco Leandro/common.css. Francisco 13:50, 12 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. PeterSymonds (talk) 14:10, 12 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SOPA blackout messageEdit

Hi Peter! Shall I put the title on the translation page? Perhaps we should also translate "Make your voice heard!" for the share template? Thanks, Mikołka 16:38, 17 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes please, that would be fantastic. Perhaps we could have the extra translations in a hidden note at the bottom? Whichever you prefer. :-) Thank you for the speedy translations. PeterSymonds (talk) 16:39, 17 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, can you also publish serbian version of this text --Јованвб 23:38, 17 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

En.wikipedia is currently locked. Please don't do non-urgent reverts on it.Edit

Dear PeterSymonds. As you know, The English Wikipedia is currently locked up for 24 hours as a protest against SOPA and PIPA, so ordinary (non-steward) users cannot do any edits. It seems you have reverted an edit on w:Dwarfism on that project during this time. Even if you are a steward, please refrain from doing "normal" editing work on en.wikipedia during the blockout. Meanwhile, feel free to continue doing important edits related to the blackout itself, such as on w:Wikipedia:SOPA initiative/Actions by other communities. Thanks, – b_jonas 14:02, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for your input, but all my edits have already been approved by an English Wikipedia arbitrator; the reversion of an offensive and copyrighted image is quite within policy. Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 14:12, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your extraordinary help with setting up the 2012 Wikimedia Poland fundraising campaign and a great patience you've shown during the process, I, odder (talk), hereby and proudly award you, PeterSymonds, this Tireless Contributor Barnstar -- in hope that you will continue your extraordinary contribution to the behind-the-scenes part of the Wikimedia movement. Thank you for all your work and keep up! odder (talk) 14:25, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In passingEdit

Don't like disabling talk page access but it seems to be the only way to deal with this idiot - best --Herby talk thyme 17:44, 21 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Temporary adminshipEdit

Good day, How can we pass from the temporary adminship granted on a wiki to a permanent one ? I have launched a discussion on that subject on the main discussion portal of the wiki more than a week ago and there isn't any objection; see [5]. I have been granted the temporary admin status in January 2010. Thanks you, Amqui 17:36, 23 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Amqui. Whether adminship is granted permanently or on a fixed-term basis generally depends on the size of the community. To transfer from temporary to permanent, you will need to start a new request on crwiki, and if there is enough support after a week or two, we will remove the expiry. What we're looking for in practice is about six or seven comments on your adminship from people active in the crwiki community. Hope that helps, and thanks for your work so far. PeterSymonds (talk) 17:56, 23 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks you for your answer, I guess it doesn't change anything in practice wether I'm temporary or permanent. Amqui 18:02, 23 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


hey Peter, account user:Erik Evermtus he has agreed to release its global block by user:Vituzzu here ==> Steward requests/Global/2012-01#Global block for Erik Evermtus

But somehow until now has not opened its global block. So please be opened global block. 00:16, 28 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I think that is likely an open/abused IP based on the users found there - gblock could be longer? --Herby talk thyme 15:23, 28 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Как я смогуEdit

Привет, как я смогу быть, бюрократом или администратором Википедии своей страны? Maksat

Sorry, I meant this not in my global block request.Jasper Deng 22:53, 4 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh sorry, thanks. I blocked him on enwiki, and will g-block him if he moves to a third project. PeterSymonds (talk) 22:55, 4 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think this'll be enough, unless he moves on to a sister project since it does not appear that person is multilingual.Jasper Deng 22:59, 4 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
...and it may be a good idea to revoke his talk page access on enwiki (already has been done on simplewiki).Jasper Deng 23:01, 4 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problems in es:wikiEdit

Sorry, but you understand nothing about the problem in spanish wikipedia. He is a problem, and he is so. I commeted no attack when I described how is him. The political machine is now against him, but they are both the problem in our wikipedia. I am blocked for always and I have almost 200 articles writed. Ecemaml, 3coma14, Petronas, Mar del Sur, Wikisilki, Ensada, etc. and alone, in another hand Magister. There are the problem in our wikipedia. Please, Magister here, will a big problem in a long time. Thor8 14:30, 11 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am entirely ignorant of issues that may or may not have happened on the Spanish Wikipedia; my comment was in regard to your behaviour on this wiki. I will also not converse with you on a subject that I know nothing about. Bringing relevant information to the table is fine. The way you are currently doing that is not. PeterSymonds (talk) 14:33, 11 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My requestEdit

Is there smoething wrong with it? --WizardOfOz talk 22:20, 11 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I won't perform your request. I would suggest against acting so rashly. PeterSymonds (talk) 22:21, 11 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And I wold suggest acting with eggs than hiding behind words. --WizardOfOz talk 22:24, 11 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


thanks for "no-spam"ming my talk page! Jwild 10:55, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're welcome! PeterSymonds (talk) 12:50, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I assume you will request others - many - to disengage? I know I've posted here previously and got no response but maybe it will work this time. --Herby talk thyme 17:53, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If needed, though I'm particularly concerned about limiting any resentment, either to the English Wikipedia from Meta or vice versa. As far as I can see, the rest are having various discussions, and though it would be helpful for everybody involved to disengage (I wish!), it probably won't work out like that. The rest are involved, and I noticed that your use of the word "idiocy" was particularly inappropriate for such a discussion. I wasn't really intending to single anyone out; I'm just casually monitoring to ensure nothing goes too sour. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:01, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would love to know why the word "idiocy" is inappropriate when faced with what Meta has experienced in the past 48 hours - that seemed a measured word in practice and far milder than I was inclined to use? I refer to the general behaviour of a number of users rather than any specific user.
As a volunteer here I find myself pushed into a corner with threats and intimidation. It reflects very badly on Foundation projects which I have worked quite extensively on for many years now - maybe it is time I stopped if this is the way people are treated. --Herby talk thyme 18:44, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see anyone being pushed into a corner, and I don't see why anyone would take any notice of threats or intimidation from a (very) small group of outspoken users. The user concerned was blocked (dubiously in my opinion, but that's another issue), and he was in discussion with the blocking admin. That should've been left alone. The situation was already bad, and posting such comments can only serve to make the situation worse.
After all, we aren't talking about a vandal here; FPoS is an English Wikipedia administrator and a respected user there. He is also a volunteer, and is perhaps not as familiar with Meta processes as we are. That needs education, not a reaffirmation that the English Wikipedia causes Meta some resentment. At the moment, I'm fairly sure that certain English Wikipedia users are equally resentful about Meta. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:49, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe you should take a look at rather more postings than you appear to have done.
I have attempted to stay even handed in the face of a number of aggressive comments and I have attempted to ensure that Meta's work continues to be carried out - something I have done for years. I certainly would hate to think I had "caused" any of the problems. If you see it differently block me (remove my rights if you wish - some would thank you though mostly spammers and vandals) - otherwise I have to ask you to consider things more fully. --Herby talk thyme 19:02, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Plus this --Herby talk thyme 19:09, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank youEdit

Thank you! Maksat Wikipedia Kyrgyzstan

Inuktitut administratorsEdit

Good day, the user groups rights list shows that the Inuktitut Wikipedia has 2 bureaucrats/administrators (see [6]), but the fact being those two are inactive since 2006 and one them clearly says on his user page that he's not really an administrator on the Inuktitut Wikipedia (see [7], [8] and [9]). I know the Inuktitut Wikipedia doesn't have a specific inactivity policy, but you can see that the local administrators policy is a big mess (basically a bad copy-and-paste of the English Wikipedia administrators policy in 2007, see [10]). I wonder what can be done to remove these two inactive users from the local bureaucrats/sysop group so it's reflected in global list that the Wiki doesn't have any admin like it's in fact the case, thanks you. Amqui 21:32, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Amqui. The easiest way is to propose a revised inactivity policy on the local community discussion page. This proposal can suggest that inactive administrators and bureaucrats will be removed after a certain period of inactivity, usually a year or six months. If there is no objection to the proposal after a few weeks, any inactive users can be removed by request to Meta-Wiki. However, I believe it is important that should such a policy pass, the users who are eligible for removal should be given sufficient notice. A good policy currently exists on the English Wikipedia which I would commend, but iuwiki can decide its own policy. Hope that helps, PeterSymonds (talk) 10:15, 15 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks you for your answer. Amqui (talk) 05:06, 16 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

re steward involvement (impression)Edit

FYI re [11]. There is an impression of steward involvement supporting some outrageous behavior (resulting in the exit of two experienced volunteers in disgust). Given what I understood of the scope of discretion of the steward role (from what I remember from the one steward election I gave serious attention so that my votes would have solid foundation -- but I may be mistaken) the impression I have is that some phone calls had to have been made made/emails exchanged, or stewards wouldn't have been so visible in events -- and continue to be. Note: Posting a question to your talk page had already crossed my mind earlier, so consider the interaction linked to as a tipping point for "saying something."

[feedback/FYI re impression, no reply necessary / feel free to delete/archive/transplant] -- Proofreader77 (talk) 17:53, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My concern has only been concerning administrator misconduct and inappropriate behaviour. To counter your argument, there is a strong sense that much of this debate is centred around a few users who dislike the English Wikipedia. The behaviour from our end has been equally inappropriate on occasion, in my opinion. As for my role, I am an admin on Meta-Wiki, and my contribution to the debate has been as an admin and Meta regular. The fact that I'm also a steward is rather irrelevant. PeterSymonds (talk) 17:59, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your reply, Peter. Very complex situation, with almost surely incommensurable interpretations for eternity. Will only add a wave towards topics above (#My request and #BTW) as to the why of here. Proofreader77 (talk) 18:30, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another clickjackerEdit

Hi, you asked to be informed of any more such en.wp vandals in order to Lock them; here is a new one. It Is Me Here t / c 16:48, 19 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One more. It Is Me Here t / c 10:37, 20 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lovely, thanks. Both done. PeterSymonds (talk) 09:20, 22 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
[12] Same sort of thing. It Is Me Here t / c 13:14, 23 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
[13], [14], [15] It Is Me Here t / c 22:27, 23 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This has come back: [16]. It Is Me Here t / c 17:45, 18 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, thanks. PeterSymonds (talk) 19:03, 18 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Synchbot requestEdit

Hello PeterSymonds. Your request for global JavaScript on every wiki has been fulfilled (see the archived request & bot log). —Pathoschild 03:06:38, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Change default user language across the wikisEdit

Hello Peter. I just finished to change your default language to english on every WM wikis, except meta, simple and commons. You should change your temp password now. Kind regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:26, 20 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! PeterSymonds (talk) 09:19, 22 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


[17] Killiondude (talk) 07:11, 22 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heh, it's only temporary until this idiot goes away. PeterSymonds (talk) 09:19, 22 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OTRS volunteeringEdit

I resind my request per your recommendations. TucsonDavid (talk) 05:40, 25 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter, (sorry for my english), I'm bureaucrat at es.wikisource. I saw your activity ([18]), thanks for all. But I want ask you if you know what is happenning with the large list of new users: [19]. --LadyInGrey (talk) 02:12, 26 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi LadyInGrey. I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea what is going on there. It doesn't match any known cross-wiki vandal/spammer as far as I'm aware. None of the accounts have any edits so it's possible the disruption is merely aimed at the creation log (ie somebody being silly). The alternative (albeit somewhat incredible) theory is that the accounts will be mass-deployed for a vandalism spree at a later date. Either way, I will take another look at the new accounts matching these characteristics a little later today. PeterSymonds (talk) 13:28, 26 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks you! --LadyInGrey (talk) 23:30, 26 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


[20] --Mbz1 (talk) 19:20, 26 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are remarkably active for somebody who is retired. PeterSymonds (talk) 19:20, 26 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Comment re post-retirement activity: There appears to be a bug/virus going around. ;-) -- Proofreader77 (talk) 22:11, 26 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rights removalEdit


I have just discovered I lost my importer rights and I can see in the log the following:

09:08, 24 February 2012 PeterSymonds (talk | contribs) changed group membership for User:Juandev@cswikiversity from importer to (none) (removing permission due to local objections: Žádost o práva importéra)

There was a majority of users for, to give me rights so I got the rights from other steward. Why you removed these rights now?--Juandev (talk) 10:04, 10 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And why I was not informed, that a steward removed these rights?--Juandev (talk) 10:09, 10 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. These were removed per the objections raised, very shortly after the right was granted. This was then noted on the open SRP request. I apologise for not notifying you but considering the request had only been posted shortly before, I considered it rather current. PeterSymonds (talk) 07:52, 12 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see. You understand Czech language, that you think there are objections? Danny B. wrote there his point of view, other users disagreed with him and the discussion ended. So after 14 days and no reply from Danny B. or others I assumed we are done.--Juandev (talk) 08:14, 12 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi PeterSymonds, just for your information. User:Danny B. and User:Juandev have some unresolved personal problems between each other for long time. So if this objection was raised by user:Danny B., I will be cautious in this case and really consider all info really carefully. You are also writing that you removed rights because of "open SRP request". Can you please link this request for me? I was not able to find it in history. Thanks. --Chmee2 (talk) 08:35, 12 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I dont think, we have disputes with Danny B. I feel more like a victim of Danny's persecution. Note, this is not for the first time Danny B. is manipulating people to harm me (if you were pushed by Danny B. to evaluate this proposal).--Juandev (talk) 19:22, 13 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi. See Steward requests/Permissions/2012-02#Juandev@cs.wikiversity for the request (which was open at the time). I'd prefer not to get involved in any user dispute here (I am not aware of any, so I am perhaps unqualified), so if you think an error was made, please feel free to make another SRP request for another opinion. Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 07:48, 13 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi again, thanks for link, however, you are writing there:
I was asked to review this, and after reading the objections, I've decided to remove it. Furthermore two/four of the support comments were 
from new accounts, so there is no apparent consensus. PeterSymonds (talk) 09:10, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
And I am asking you, where is officially (or some log) the request asking you to review this? There is no request in link you added here, just your result/solution and explanation why. My question was, what was justification for revision and who requested? Thanks for your further answers. Best regards --Chmee2 (talk) 11:58, 13 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
PS: Just make clear. I am not saying you are prejudiced or associated in this dispute and I respect your opinion (and in the true, I do not care if Juandev will have or not importer rights). --Chmee2 (talk) 12:03, 13 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So I start to understand what happend. When rights were given, you recived from somone some objections upon which, you removed rights as you analyzed them as serious. Without wanting to contest with your decision, could you write down these objections and the name of their iniciator? I dont see the reason to keep them in secreet.--Juandev (talk) 19:22, 13 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi again, I am still waiting for answers about my two questions which are highlighted above :) Thanks --Chmee2 (talk) 20:39, 16 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh yes, I'm sorry! In answer to your questions, the review was requested by User:Danny B. on the Wikimedia stewards' IRC channel. At the time his objections seemed reasonable, and I had no prior knowledge of any dispute between the two users. As such I removed the right, and left a quick note on the SRP request. Stewards tend to make these decisions in absence of any other supporting information, based on information provided at the time. Of course, this is not always ideal, but it's difficult to do it any other way with this sort of thing. If I was incorrect, I can only apologise, and you are very welcome to open a new SRP request. Apologies again for the delay; it's been a busy few days. PeterSymonds (talk) 08:07, 17 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK. Thank you very much for your reply. But I insist that you write also those "objections" upon which you assumed to remove importer rights. In the new SRP request other steward may have a different point of view on who represents a community in community consensus. But if there are "objections", which led you reverse community consensus, I think Czech Wikiversity community and other stewards should know them.--Juandev (talk) 13:28, 19 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, if you dont want to tell us it is your choise. I just though if there were some serious contras, that Danny B. communicated directly to stewards without talking to cs.wv community it might be nice to know them. But probably they weren't. Danny B. already had about one month to come up with those and nothing was publicaly released.--Juandev (talk) 16:39, 1 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Co I repead request: Steward requests/Permissions#User Juandev@cs.wikiversity.--Juandev (talk) 17:04, 1 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lock neededEdit

  • 20:30, 12 March 2012 PeterSymonds (talk | contribs) changed status for global account "User:Amdins drinking pony urine@global": Set hidden; Unset (none) (Long-term abuse)

You forgot to lock it in addition to hiding it. ;) Thanks! Reaper Eternal (talk) 20:44, 12 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Huh, I had no idea that was even possible. Thanks! PeterSymonds (talk) 20:52, 12 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global username changeEdit

Please change my username to Sushil Dahal

SushiltheKockx (talk) 18:25, 20 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Who can stay for community consensusEdit

Hi, as you were involved and it was your decission, I am asking you "stewards" (at my second request for importer rights), who can stay for community consensus on WMF project.--Juandev (talk) 07:53, 2 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your intervention on Czech WikipediaEdit

Hi PeterSymonds again, can you please explain me your intervention on, especially this edit. Czech Wikipedia is normally working project with own rules and with working community, I would be really thankful if you will be able explain your edits there. Thanks --Chmee2 (talk) 09:35, 22 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My editing involved the removal of personal information, which was then suppressed. The Czech Wikipedia has no local oversighters so the suppression was done in my steward role. PeterSymonds (talk) 17:46, 22 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks again for your explanation, however, it is interesting that edit, which I was asking about, is information which is possible find it and "confirm" for example in one movie database (if you will be interesting, I will send you the address by email). So, I agree with you, that it is important keep personal information hidden (and therefore I am not criticizing deletion of main article about the person, if there was personal information...), but in this case of "Vrať se do hrobu" movie, your edit was not good solution. We have own rules how to menage information which are not verified in article and evaluate if the source is trustworthy or not. But your selective deletion is not the way how hidden edits on, especially if there is only the name as one of the character playing in the movie (which is credit in movie database). Or in other words, are you sure, that this person was not playing in this movie that you delete without knowledge it and that you hid useful information? Did you check it and you can say it?
Please, use in the future more your own mind and do not just do what other write you on IRC channel. Thank for it. Regards --Chmee2 (talk) 19:59, 22 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When it comes to personal information, in a language I do not speak, at the valid request of a fairly trusted user, of course it will be actioned. I am not going to re-verify every suppression I make because that would be absurd. I think it is fairly clear that this communication is based on the ongoing RfC rather than any substantive criticism about my actions on, but I would rather not get involved! Thanks. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:05, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You are trying inferring me something, what I am not saying. I do not care about Juandev rights or about RfC, what are you trying to suggest (and maybe you have to start assume my good will firstly and believe what I am trying say to you!). I just writing you, that your "blind cooperation" based on non-transparent IRC communication with one user is wrong, especially if there are personal problems between users and you do not know rules on We have own community which is able solve problems with non-references information. At the same time I please you (again!), do not listen only one part of dispute and leave to place to the local community which is normally working on cs.projects, especially in the case of edit, which I mention in the contribution above. Our standard procedure will solve this edit too without your "force" solution (and most probable this information will be deleted as well because there is not second independent reference but without needs of hiding this edit and without needs of circumvention of local community). Maybe I am wrong, but stewards are here not over-forced local communities, but act on the places, where communities do not exists (or you want to say to us by your edits, that we do not have working communities on Czech projects? I will be glad have answer from you to this question). I find your behavior as a second error probable due to personal please on IRC and I strongly disagree with your behavior. And if you are not able re-verify and explain your steps, which you done in the past, it is sad for project and for general transparency of Wikimedia projects. You will have to think about it. Thanks again and best regards. --Chmee2 (talk) 21:26, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it is fairly clear that this communication is based on the ongoing RfC -- > note that Chmee2 started this thread 09:35, 22 April 2012, while I posted RFC 11 hours later 18:14, 22 April 2012. So I dont think so.--Juandev (talk) 22:04, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It doesn't really matter when threads were created. The RFC and this issue are intertwined. If you have a complaint about a stewards actions, please take it up with the Ombudsman commission. Thank you. Killiondude (talk) 06:25, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK.--Juandev (talk) 08:09, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you want stewards to stay away from the Czech Wikipedia, please consider electing some local oversighters. Until you do that, requests for suppression will inevitably be answered by stewards. This argument about a local community with its own rules means nothing if you don't have the users with the correct tools. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:41, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, your interpretation of my comment is misleading, probable because of my simple English... So I will try write more clearly again. I am not saying "stewards, stay away from Czech community". I am saying to you: think about your actions on different projects and do not overforced local rules and communities (especially based on private IRC requests). If you make some actions, find time to know local rules and speak with more users from wiki, where you take actions, because they might be neutral and help you to make better decision. Thank for your work as a steward, I am glad to see somebody who wants give his/her power into it because it is boring and hard work, but try to be more "neutral and take your time with the verification of events". Regards (and hopefully it will be my last comment here :) --Chmee2 (talk) 06:54, 25 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFC Danny B.Edit

Hi as you were involved, let me invite you to this RFC.--Juandev (talk) 18:22, 22 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Killiondude (talk) 19:19, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

+1. ;) The Helpful One 23:40, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comment of an anonymous userEdit

Hi PeterSymonds. The anon users are getting smarter each time. Your user talk page is protected, so he created a subpage... Regards, Trijnsteltalk 13:09, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh and btw, according to Meta:Open proxy detection that IP address ( is an open proxy so I'm tend to block him after you answered. :) Trijnsteltalk 13:10, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heh. Please feel free! PeterSymonds (talk) 18:38, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done.   Trijnsteltalk 20:25, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, PeterSymonds. You have new messages at Thehelpfulone's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

The Helpful One 11:10, 28 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk page protectionEdit

Hi Peter, I stumbled upon an old request from a user on enwiki saying he couldn't get in touch with you on meta because it was semi-protected. While by now I assume the user has their autoconfirmed status here, I've taken the liberty to unprotect it so that IPs and new users can still get in touch with you especially regarding steward actions / GC stuff. Feel free to revert me if that wasn't welcome. Cheers, Snowolf How can I help? 11:39, 5 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cloak request Diederik / drdeeEdit

Hi Peter, I followed your instructions, does this mean I have an IRC cloak now? Drdee (talk) 16:51, 8 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Drdee, cloak requests are usually processed within a week of filling the Google Docs form that I imagine Peter linked you to. :) The Helpful One 09:52, 9 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well I missed a step hence the follow up, I was instructed to check progress here. Drdee (talk) 21:09, 9 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! I've followed your directions here do I need to do anything else? Thank you! heather walls (talk) 00:58, 14 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I temporary disabled. disabled. it's possible by reason of uploading photos without a license. I did not have time for this.Other reasons for missing. please unblock my account. I pledge not to download content without a license in the future.Behind the river (talk) 16:48, 14 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Demod on NL.WikiquoteEdit

Hi Peter,

I think you did not do a proper job, regarding my demod on NL.Wikiquote.

  1. the list of mods was biased. Based on the qualifications of the users, not all people have been put on the list, which have low presence and low amount of edits
  2. none of the voters on wikiquote have a long history on wikiquote, it is by all means not a community decision
  3. that they tried to reach me is false. I did not receive any email regarding the demod procedure
  4. time has been too short, started on the 7th of may. Conclusion on the 20th of may, that is not even 2 weeks and that for a low activity wiki!
  5. there is no procedure of a demod on NL.Wikiquote, so proper governance has not been followed. Which means there is not a minimum stated on amount of edits you have to do per year - so there is no reason to demod people on the list.

I am more active on NL.Wikibooks, but regularly I have been taking a look at recent changes, in order to do the governing job in Wikiquote. I have taken a longer leave because this group of users has had a negative attitude towards me and in my opinion towards past contributions on wikiquote - so in order to prevent a culmination of events I have forced myself to a longer absence.

Some new user group has tried to disqualify former contributions to Wikiquote. This group of users has a history of troublesome behaviour on Wikipedia. You have been misused by this group.

I please ask you to take your responsibility and reverse the changes on the mod-bit for Aventicum, Amarant and Galwaygirl. P.S. I have been with the Wiki-family since nov 2004 (with different names), I am embarrased by this.

I can not and will not start or contribute to any discussion on Wikiquote, when this issue is not solved beforehand.

If after proper diligence the conclusion is that I have to give back my administratorship and bureaucrateship I will accept this. But not like this.

kind regards Aventicum (talk) 11:54, 23 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Review neededEdit

Hello Peter. I think your attention is needed there. Thanks for them. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:15, 23 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Gmaxwell banned me from the Wikimedia channel under: "You were kicked from #wikimedia by gmaxwell (banned user on multiple projects — no progress being made here�)".

I was banned on one project, for one year. I am currently "indeffed" on that project as ArbCom's determination of "probation."

I was blocked for "one month" under an indef on Commons.

I was blocked by SB Johnny on Wikiversity after he decided to start calling people I know irl and retaliate for Jimbo desysopping him (and him talking sysops back without consensus).

This action is really egregious and Gmaxwell has a history of such. Ottava Rima (talk) 01:18, 24 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

By the way, he did it under Kat Walsh's cloak, which means that he does not have rightful ops and is using someone else's in a highly inappropriate manner. Ottava Rima (talk) 01:23, 24 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocking of Russian wikiuserEdit

Good day! My username is What'sGoingOn. I'm a user of Russian Wikipedia. My English is not the greatest probably I'm sorry if I break any rules of English speech. You blocked my abilities to edit Russian Wikipedia and other Wikiprojects. You stated that reason of the blocking was my spam actions, although I've never done it. I hope the blocking is misunderstanding. Thanks. :) What'sGoingOn (talk) 13:01, 31 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Renaming on bs.wikiEdit

There is a active ´crat on You just need to ping him. --WizardOfOz talk 04:54, 16 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cross-wiki vandalismEdit

Hi Peter!

You blocked me for cross-wiki vandalism, and I'd like to know why... I did not edit any wikis in the last weeks, so: what's wrong? I'd be glad to get an answer, because I honestly have no clue what's going on. Only thing I'm writing about is a medieval noble family from Germany, and I do consider myself an expert towards them (my PhD-project is on them). Were the few changes I made perceived as spam? If so, I will from now on quit writing/editing any articles in wikipedia (as an expression of my uncertainty.) Unfounded censorship has no place in wikipedia.

Thank you!

Your feedback is requested at IRC/HostsEdit

Any contributions you may have to this active conversation would be greatly appreciated: IRC/Hosts

Thank you! --Varnent (talk) 22:25, 22 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter!

I tried registering again and it seems to think that I'm already logged in. The problem is that I'm logged in to an empty channel (#wmfstaff) Has the channel changed or did I do something wrong?

Thanks for your help! Steph 21:20, 6 July 2012 (GMT)

Id confirmationEdit

Hello Peter, Relating my IRC cloak request I confirm my IRC user is Creosota. Thank you!! --Creosota (talk) 23:08, 11 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It works, thank you so much! Steph

Username changesEdit

Hello PeterSymonds. Could you please deal with this request?--Avocato (talk) 12:22, 26 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Gday PS,

Would you be able to tell me the current status of Todd's ban, and whether you consider there is ability for redemption? He has been asking politely in IRC over a period of time, and I have said that I would ask. I am aware of some of the matters that got Todd into trouble, however, cannot say that I fully paid attention at that earlier time. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:15, 29 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am against any un(b)lock of this user. He is persistent, but his behaviour is deceptive; he claims to be reformed but really has no clue why he was locked or what he did wrong. Efforts to educate have been in vain. Therefore please consider very carefully that his politeness is misleading and he will use it on anybody who appears sympathetic. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:57, 30 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good-o. I have said to Todd that he would need to progress any discussion on this matter. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:57, 1 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter, would you please explain this reversion [21]? Was this a mistake? --Peter Talk 19:51, 19 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would assume so. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:54, 19 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi there, I'm very sorry, it must have been an accidental misclick. I didn't even notice! Apologies again. PeterSymonds (talk) 19:55, 19 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Email on wikipediaEdit

Why'd you block my e-mail access there when you never responded??Brian Boru is awesome (talk) 23:56, 12 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You were spamming his inbox according to his block rationale. There's no real reason to consider restoring any of your access on that wiki due to the socking you've done.--Jasper Deng (talk) 00:34, 13 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
He still never repsonded the polite thing was to say stop or something.Also my username isn't under lta at all.Brian Boru is awesome (talk) 00:40, 13 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No. You should've known that anything but an honest block appeal, and no spamming, would've gotten you a block on the e-mail feature. As for LTA, explain the socking you've done.--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:02, 13 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why??I'll never get back there anyway. So what's the point?No never knew that before.Brian Boru is awesome (talk) 01:08, 13 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, you should've known, sorry. If you aren't getting back there then there's no point for the block to be modified.Jasper Deng (talk)
Tried new unblock thingy didn't work. So quit wikipedia for now. Brian Boru is awesome (talk) 01:18, 13 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bye for now. Brian Boru is awesome (talk) 01:19, 13 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gurmukhi Punjabi WikipediaEdit

Hello, I have seen at the page that the Gurmukhi Punjbai Wikipedia has been noted as „ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / پنجابی“, The Shahmukhi Punjabi Wikipedia already has it's own site at, so I request you (being a steward I assume you have the right to) to change it to „ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ“ (Gurmukhi Punjabi). If I have come to the wrong person, please put me through to the place where these issues are supposed to be raised. Thank you --Zarienah (talk) 19:19, 29 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please seeEdit

Please, comment this request from below.

Thanks. --WhiteWriter speaks 21:13, 10 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter, I hope you are well. In es.wikisource, there is a mass creation of accounts in a short time. I suspect the same as months passed. Could you investigate if it is a case of abuse of multiple accounts?. Thanks in advance --Ignacio   (talk) 01:13, 11 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cloak RequestEdit

Thanks for the instructions. Here is the diff you requested. I Jethrobot (talk) 03:09, 19 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global block and problems with passwordEdit

Hi, you've blocked my account Silesianus globally because of publication of my password. Is there any chance, that your block is interfering with my attemps to change my password and retake control of my account? After the publication of password the admin Egg immediately change this password to new one. But he keeped my email. Now I want to change the password by reseting it. I receive an email with temporary password. When I try to log on, it writes that I'm using temporary password and that I've to change it. I do it, but new password is not recognized. Is this doing your global block? Thanks for response. --Silesian (talk) 14:10, 7 November 2012 (UTC) (fugitive account of Silesianus)Reply[reply]

Hi, I've unlocked your account now, as I see you are in control of your account again. You should now be able to log in and change your password. All best, PeterSymonds (talk) 23:32, 7 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks!!! --Silesianus (talk) 08:18, 8 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Staff permissions: transcode-status, transcode-resetEdit

Hi Peter,

could you add these two permissions to the staff group? Happy to file a request on the appropriate page, but I think these are fairly uncontroversial and useful for debugging. Thanks, --Eloquence (talk) 05:55, 13 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Erik, all done. Best wishes, PeterSymonds (talk) 07:39, 13 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Much obliged :-) --Eloquence (talk) 09:55, 13 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User Kibele, Vito Genovese, Yabancı and Eldarion are acting like dictators in Turkish wikipedia for years.Edit 21:37, 27 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pls check also. Requests for comment/Sysop abuse on the Turkish Wikipedia 21:41, 27 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Turkish Wikipedia problemEdit

Hi, I do not know English. Turkish Wikipedia is growing problems. Solution required. I'm not happy.--İncelemeelemani (talk) 22:23, 27 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Same here. Can you take a look to this discussion if you have time? Please feel free to ask anything that you don't understand (most of them is written in Turkish). Thanks.--Rapsar (talk) 06:58, 28 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think you are busy in these days, but you could have at least say "no". Thanks anyway.--Rapsar (talk) 17:13, 12 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: IRC cloak requestEdit

Hi.I recived your message in my talk and Yes, I made the request of my IRC cloak. Sorry for my english. A lot of thanks. I(L)Verano (talk) 22:19, 30 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Many thanks, your cloak request has been processed. Best wishes, PeterSymonds (talk) 22:41, 30 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


How do I fix this? The layout seems to be wrong.πr2 (tc) 14:08, 5 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Answered on IRC. PeterSymonds (talk) 14:29, 5 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Typo or not?Edit

Or wasn't it a typo? I thought I was fairly sure about it, but now I'm not anymore. Please help out. Trijnsteltalk 00:17, 6 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • + shouldn't the end date be 28 February, like it was last year, instead of 27 February? Trijnsteltalk 00:18, 6 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heya. It must have been a typo; thank you for fixing it. Also I'm pretty sure that the elections end at 23:59 on the 27th, which is why it says that. Seems odd to me but hey-ho. PeterSymonds (talk) 11:17, 6 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're right. The elections ended on 27 February both in early 2011 and in 2012. Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 19:48, 7 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IRC cloak requestEdit

Hello, PeterSymonds. Thank you for taking the time to contact me. Yes, indeed, it was I who requested a cloak on IRC. Because of my inexperience there, I failed to sign in before requesting the cloak and/or submitting the edit. Please let me know if I need to do anything else there, Best regards, --Edgefield (talk) 16:50, 6 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Many thanks, this has been processed now (a while ago). PeterSymonds (talk) 18:43, 15 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IRC cloak requestEdit

Ooops. I forgot top register my new nickname, which matches my wiki-userid. Should be okay now. Hawkeye7 (talk) 01:44, 9 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Many thanks, this has been processed now. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:43, 15 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IRC cloak requestEdit

Yo. Yes, it is me who filed the request. Have a great day! WikiCopterRadioChecklistFormerly AirplanePro 18:34, 15 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Many thanks, this has been processed now. PeterSymonds (talk) 18:43, 15 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter. You have a message right here. Have a nice day.--Rapsar (talk) 16:12, 30 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Peter. Since you (partially) did the OC appointments please note that at User_talk:Mdennis_(WMF)#OC they're discussing too whether users that "lost" their previous accesses when joining the commission (and are still serving as ombudsmen) should have them back. I think that might be for general interest since it'd mean that Thogo should have their steward bit back, for example. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:56, 2 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interesting. I shall watch that space. It would make much more sense to return them if the rules are changing. We're waiting on one for identification. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:01, 2 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


What are your thoughts on Talk:Requests for comment/The meatpuppeting attack to the LMO wikipedia - Corrective actions requested? πr2 (t • c) 15:08, 6 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IRC Cloak RequestEdit

Hi, About a week or two ago I placed a request for a cloak on IRC. I was wondering if it would be possible to check up on my request. Much appreciated! Mike VTalk 20:45, 6 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Mike VTalk 02:34, 8 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IRC cloak request followupEdit

Hi. I requested a cloak last Saturday (2 March 2013). Any word on when it might be ready? Thanks. Richwales (talk · contribs) 08:06, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My cloak appears to be working now. Thanks. Richwales (talk · contribs) 02:36, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Yet another) IRC cloak requestEdit

Hi; I'm new to IRC, and requested a cloak on February 26 and again on February 28 (because I didn't know if my original request had gone through. Please let me know if it's been granted (I'm a new admin, and would like a cloak before requesting access to the admins' channel), or if I need to do anything else. Thanks and all the best, Miniapolis (talk) 17:32, 16 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Renaming information requestEdit

You have been identified as someone who does a large number of renames. If you could visit Rename practices and explain your renaming practices and policy, we would appreciate the effort. We are making this request to help us better understand local renaming practices as we work towards SUL finalization. Thank you for your time and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. MBisanz talk 23:02, 29 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

#wikimedia-privacy / #wikimedia-checkuser access requestEdit

Hi. I've been appointed to the enwiki Audit Subcommittee. I understand I'm supposed to request access to the #wikimedia-privacy and #wikimedia-checkuser IRC channels, and that you're one of the people who can help me with this. Could you, please? Thanks. — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 04:49, 30 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't worry about it — already taken care of, by DerHexer. — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 05:43, 1 May 2013 (UTC)