I manage my talk page with the following guidelines:

  1. Please start new topics at the bottom of the page, even if it is related to a section above. Otherwise it is difficult to find the posting.
  2. I will reply to your posts on this page to keep threading unless requested or unless it is extremely urgent.
  3. I don't check Meta as much as I used to; for urgent matters, please contact me on the English Wikipedia.


[1]: I would recommend the former. --Vogone (talk) 22:29, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Watchlist Expiry project pageEdit


During the Community Whishlist survey 2019, you have voted for the Watchlist item Expiration wish.

Community Tech has created the Watchlist Expiry project page to work on this feature, and is looking for your feedback about the open questions they have.

Regards, IFried_(WMF), 15:51, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Template_talk: SWMT-MembersEdit

Hey Rschen7754, As you were previously involved in discussions on Template_talk: SWMT-Members, your input will be really helpful on a recent discussion about making single list of users instead experienced and new. Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:33, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Cleanup in copyrighted imagesEdit

Hi! I was very active on moving files to Commons some years ago and doing that I came across some wikis that did not care much about cleaning up on copyvios. I tried and I had some success but also some cases where I decided to let it go. Then I took a break for some years but now I'm back again.

Today I found a link to this Requests for comment/Do something about azwiki. That makes me think if it is possible to get some support from meta if I once again find some wikis that do not want to delete copyvios and unlicensed images etc.?

I will not tell which wikis I had problems with in the past because things may have changed. Atm. I only wanted to know if I can get support if needed and if yes how. Don't worry I will not come crying the first time someone says no or ignore me. I do realize it may take a few months to get the cleanup started. --MGA73 (talk) 19:08, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Unfortunately not. If the wiki doesn't have local admins you can ask at SRM but there have been some controversies. What may help is that some inactive admins were removed, so you may have better chances of success in that regard. --Rschen7754 19:27, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! The wikis had local admins but they did not like to delete "good photos" just because they did not have a valid license or good source etc. In some of the better wikis they made me admin so I could clean up but in other places they just ignored me.
Perhaps it is better if I just go ahead and try. And if I again find me in a situation where I can get nowhere then I can return and ask for advice. --MGA73 (talk) 13:54, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
And if you happen to know anyone who can fix templates like mentioned here Talk:File_metadata_cleanup_drive/How_to_fix_metadata#lb.wiki I would be happy to know. lb.wiki is one of the good ones. We have come a long way there :-) --MGA73 (talk) 14:00, 30 March 2020 (UTC)


From your userpage: Rschen7754 is taking a short wikibreak and will be back on Meta August 25

Presumably you forgot to update this. — Alexis Jazz (ping me) 01:37, 28 April 2020 (UTC)