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Hello, TheSandDoctor. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

- TNT 💖 10:06, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Email sendEdit

Trijnsteltalk 16:39, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

@Trijnstel: Your email host returned my message saying I was blocked from emailing you. Strange. --TheSandDoctor Talk 16:51, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Strange indeed, especially as your email host is not on my blacklist. I've now added your email address to the whitelist. Trijnsteltalk 17:20, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
@Trijnstel: A test email wasn't returned now, so I assume that it arrived safe? --TheSandDoctor Talk 07:44, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
@TheSandDoctor: Correct.   Trijnsteltalk 12:05, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

CongratulationsEdit

For successfully promoted to GR. Keep up the good work and season greetings.--Cohaf (talk) 07:06, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

@Cohaf: Thank you and the same to you! I hope you had - and continue to have - happy holidays/a belated "Merry Christmas".   --TheSandDoctor Talk 07:13, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
You too!--Cohaf (talk) 07:15, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Someone attempted impersonation on en wiki --Edit

Dear TSD,

This message is to bring attention to impersonation account(s) happening on en wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/The_Sand_Dentist

You may want to patrol account creation log to monitor impersonation. Thanks.

--73.189.196.129 04:09, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

I appreciate you reaching out with this 73.189.196.129. It has already been dealt with and the account locked as a sock of a long term abuser on enwiki. --TheSandDoctor Talk 04:20, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Pointless lint filter fixes on discussion pagesEdit

Can I ask that your lint fixes be more mindful, rather than pointless. Fixing user talk pages, fixing discussions in forums is not a valuable exercise. Please keep those fixes to content spaces where they make a true difference, rather than this cosmetic noise. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:27, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

I partially concur. I am actually not against fixes on talk pages (except that people probably still have those tags in their signature) per se, but currently I have my whole watchlist flooded, I would appreciate if you use bot / flood permissions to do this all. --Base (talk) 08:37, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Agree, got a notification to my talk page /email which could be avoided with flood permissions when making these changes. Thehelpfulone 12:44, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
These should be handled by a bot and go through the normal process of community input. Nihlus 14:24, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the flood rights suggestion, Thehelpfulone. I will be sure to use them in the future when doing this sort of work. --TheSandDoctor Talk 17:44, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

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Congratulations, TheSandDoctor! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta-Wiki. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-adminconnect. You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta. Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators. You're also allowed to subscribe the metawiki admins private mailing list. Again, congratulations and welcome to the team. Matiia (talk) 04:48, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Congrats --DannyS712 (talk) 04:50, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
Felicitations! —Sgd. Hasley 05:11, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
@DannyS712 and Hasley: Thank you!   --TheSandDoctor Talk 06:16, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
Hello! and congratulations. I got your email but for some reason I cannot find your subscription request in the queue of pending moderator requests. Could you please file out the form again? If that doesn't work I can try to add you manually (and file a Phab task so they can take a look at the logs and decipher what's going on). Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:25, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: I tried again. Same info sent per my email. --TheSandDoctor Talk 14:58, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

RequestEdit

User:~riley Asked to contact you Hi! English wikipedia Please allow me to IP block exemption and Confirmed users,Autopatrolled trest me(Me global IP block exemption There are teams But not working I want to contribute to the English wiki Please give me this right) I use a VPN to connect to sites Tor,vpn or anonymous proxy abroad, as I do not want to block my account .Thank youপরস (talk) 05:48, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

@পরস: Please see Riley's talk page. --TheSandDoctor Talk 15:58, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Regarding lint errorsEdit

Today I have got bot permissions in Incubator, where I think is the base of all wikis. Now, coming to the point, have you got the script that will help in identifying and fixing these errors? If not, I don't know if it helps, anyway, please check this. Also check this one too. The last one is used by Galobot to find the errors I guess. Adithyak1997 (talk) 19:40, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Grammar QEdit

Hello. Little doubt. CentralAuth uses the following wording: Globally suppressed by $steward_username for following reason: $reason_here. Shouldn't it be instead for the following reason? Thanks and sorry if this is a silly question. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:16, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Your suggestion is indeed more correct grammatically speaking. Do feel free to reach out any time if you have questions! I am happy to help   --TheSandDoctor Talk 04:03, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll upload a patch to fix it then. Best regards, stay safe. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:46, 25 August 2020 (UTC)