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I have emailed you — it is somewhat time sensitive  TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 06:02, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TheresNoTime received, thank you. — xaosflux Talk 10:26, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TheresNoTime here goes nothing! — xaosflux Talk 01:31, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good luck!! I think you'll make a great steward! — TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 18:54, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats! — TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 00:41, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TheresNoTime thanks for the push! — xaosflux Talk 00:44, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh PS, you might consider joining IRC if you're not already — it's very helpful for real-time collaboration with your fellow stewards (and provides a good way for communities to get in touch in an emergency) — TheresNoTime (talk • they/them) 00:48, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot clarificationEdit

Hi xaosflux, it was not the intention that my bot would run at Special:PrefixIndex/User:Leaderbot/ on Meta - I plan to run it in mainspace (Global statistics). Would this be allowed? Leaderboard (talk) 05:33, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Leaderboard I can amend that, can you create the main page for this, then will everything the bot does be a subpage? — xaosflux Talk 11:00, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That is the main place I expect my bot to run indeed. One possible extension would be the bot sending rank updates to users that explicitly ask the bot, but I can have that run without the bot flag anyway. I've created the main page as requested. Leaderboard (talk) 13:10, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Leaderboard sounds fine on both, I've noted at Meta:Requests for bot status/Leaderbot (main point was that this isn't a general bot at this time that is expected to be making edits all over the projects). — xaosflux Talk 14:07, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I completely lost faith in admins, I won't beg anyone. May I explain myself here? (it would be looong) KrleNS (talk) 00:12, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Replied at Wikimedia_Forum#Help. As I'm not active on srwiki, there isn't anything I can personally do about this. — xaosflux Talk 00:20, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Modification of MediaWiki:Gadgets-definitionEdit

Hey - as you're about and an IA, could you remove the default loading property of the addMe gadget? I believe it's conflicting with AddMe-v2 and preventing the wishlist survey "Support" buttons from working (I've 'confirmed' this by disabling the addMe gadget in my preferences, but leaving addMe-v2 enabled — the button then works as expected) — TheresNoTime-WMF (talk • they/them) 18:26, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TheresNoTime-WMF done for now, is v2 going to perm replace v1? — xaosflux Talk 19:09, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry I was away while all of this went down! Yes, v2 is set to replace v1. I highly doubt there's any conflicts or issue having both enabled simulatenously, but at this point it's probably easier to go ahead and complete the migration (which here on Meta mostly entails a single edit to Probox). I'll take care of this in the coming days/week. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 15:26, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
FWIW they work, if you are on their page - they don't work if you are on the page they are transcluded on right now. — xaosflux Talk 19:09, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TheresNoTime-WMF FWIW, it still doesn't seem to work. — xaosflux Talk 19:20, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@User:MusikAnimal (WMF) - FYI. — xaosflux Talk 19:22, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it's working now.. — TheresNoTime-WMF (talk • they/them) 19:46, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. I've sent you a wikimail. Posting here per your email notice. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:06, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MarcoAurelio Thank you, received and replied. — xaosflux Talk 00:17, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've sent a wikimail too. Pinging on talk as requested. Martin Urbanec (talk) 00:27, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Martin Urbanec thank you, replied. — xaosflux Talk 00:47, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Congratulations on being election steward! AlPaD (talk) 08:00, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, first of all I would like to congratulate you on being elected steward. I hope that as you keep the steward tool, you will always do well the responsibility that the Wikimedia community has entrusted to you. Again, thank you for volunteering and congratulations! Tryvix t 11:36, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations on becoming a Steward. Terasail[✉️] 17:04, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About greek adminsEdit

From what I've looked a bit here at your discussions, it seems there's not much you can do. However, the Greek Wikipedia, is under the wikimedia foundation, is subject to the terms of the foundation, the administrators are obliged to comply with the guidelines and policies of the wp, don't they?. So, I want to send a memo, where I'm going to document the problem of management in the Greek bp. Can you tell me where to send it? 01:38, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

if you think my username will facilitate my request, I'll be happy to write it down. I contribute to greek wp, since 2012 i am not a new one, who don't know the policy and guidelines. Thank you, very much.

Largely projects with active communities, such as elwiki with >1000 active users self govern. All users are subject to the foundation:Terms of Use and foundation:Privacy policy - and those are some of the few matters the foundation will likely get involved in, they most likely would never get involved in a breach of some community "guideline", or even a local community's "policy" (only the global policies that they control). What they will also almost never get involved in is anything related to content, or a communities ability to decide who may not participate on a project (e.g. local blocks and bans). If there truly is a major defect of a project's leadership the global community can step in via the RFC process here. See Requests for comment and its linked policy for information on that process. That page has some links to other RFC where contributors are seeking redress against the entire adminship of one project or another. It is very rare that local governance would get overridden - some sort of overthrow of all of a project's admins would generally need a strong showing of support from a sizable number of community members from that project (basically such a community would need to come together to enact a recall policy, then recall their admins). I don't know your situation, but if the situation is that you are blocked from elwiki and they don't want to unblock you, there isn't much that is going to happen - we have over 800 other projects that you could contribute to if you would like to try something different. — xaosflux Talk 02:35, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tips for processing SRP requestsEdit

Hi! Thanks for processing some SRP requests! As that might not be immediately obvious, I'd like to note that there's a guideline for determining length of permission grants: the MVR. Of course, there are times where there are reasons to deviate from it, but generally, such deviations should be explained in the closing comment. Also, we generally use a {{systmp}} template which generates a closing comment with useful information. If you have any questions, feel free to let me or any other steward know – I'll be happy to answer. Have a great day, Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:03, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Martin Urbanec thanks, looks like 3mo was recommended over 6mo for that one, I don't think we should claw it back though - based it a bit off of their other similar access on other projects. Will keep MVR more in mind for future ones. — xaosflux Talk 14:12, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Absolutely, I wasn't suggesting to shorten the duration granted. My message was meant to be purely informative. Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:04, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Xaosflux, I sent you an email. I'm pinging you here, as requested in the form. Have a nice day :) Superpes15 (talk) 23:06, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Superpes15 hi I already did that, do I need to create my own request similar to that old one? — xaosflux Talk 13:49, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, nope, a general request for everyone will surely be create in some hours :P Superpes15 (talk) 16:31, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Violation of local policy?Edit

Can you please explain this? Bnwiki is not global sysop wiki. You should contact with a local sysop in this case. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 18:06, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Yahya thank you checking on this. This was meant to be a suppression, not a revdel, as there are no local suppressors it was handled via a steward;s request. I have corrected that. As it was the most recent edit, I also reverted it and let the requester know that if they wanted to make that edit they would need to resubmit it. Please let me know if you have any other concerns on this matter, my apologies for the confusion. — xaosflux Talk 18:26, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. Have a good day! —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 18:35, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]