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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 clarification Edit

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]

Help Edit

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-definition Edit

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]

Ping Edit

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]

Congrats Edit

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 admins Edit

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 requests Edit

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]

Email Edit

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]

Email Edit

Hello. Welcome abroad. I have emailed you. It is very sensitive. Thanks.--Jusjih (talk) 20:43, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jusjih replied. — xaosflux Talk 21:18, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Again, please.--Jusjih (talk) 00:08, 8 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An email sent Edit

Hi Xaosflux, you have an email from me. Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:59, 16 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Martin Urbanec please see reply. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 01:18, 17 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about undoing a global rename Edit

Hi, would you please take a look at this to see if something needs to be done. Thanks for any assistance you can provide. --Alalch E. (talk) 15:46, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Alalch E. it appears you have already contacted the renamer that handled that, and should give them time to reply. If no reply comes, you can request an undo here: Steward requests/Username changes. — xaosflux Talk 15:52, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks!Alalch E. (talk) 15:52, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks and Question Edit

Hi @Xaosflux, thanks for adding confirmed to my work account. fwiw, I have to switch to my volunteer account when marking changes on DCW related pages for translation. Is it possible that a TA flag is added to my work account for a temporary time period? Perhaps until the DCW's Leadership plan is out. I felt that going through a long route for RfA would be uncalled for. This is just to make sure that my volunteer contributions do not get mixed up with this work account. Regards, ─ Aafi @ DCW (talk) 18:44, 20 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TheAafi (DCW) it will be best to file the RfTA, there is no minimum time on that, so it may get closed quickly. Be sure to mention this is an alt account and your prior RfTA at Meta:Requests for translation adminship/TheAafi. If you only need it for a fixed period, please specify. They are indefinite by default, subject to activity requirements. — xaosflux Talk 19:15, 20 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xaosflux, this is actually helpful. We are a community-driven movement, so yeah. I have filed the TA'ship request. ─ Aafi @ DCW (talk) 19:34, 20 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CU removal Edit

Hi Xaosflux, is this [1] just temporary or should CheckUser policy/Users with CheckUser access#Ukrainian Wikipedia be updated? Johannnes89 (talk) 11:56, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Johannnes89 that page is just informative, so feel free to update it. — xaosflux Talk 13:51, 2 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help II Edit

Hey Xaosflux, Question, I C/P my personal links (function setupPortalLinks) from en to User:FlightTime/common.js, but they don't show up live links or dead. Can you enlighten me :P Thanx, (No rush) - FlightTime (open channel) 18:25, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@FlightTime: you appear to have defined a function, but you never called the function. On the other project you seem to be doing it via this line:
$.when( mw.loader.using(['mediawiki.util']), $.ready ).done( setupPortalLinks );
xaosflux Talk 18:53, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, I'll mess around with it :) - FlightTime (open channel)

I probably did it wrong, but I can't get it to work. - FlightTime (open channel) 01:41, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You appear to have added the trigger, but removed the definition. Honestly, if you don't understand the code that you are entering on to that page you probably shouldn't use it -- even a single character wrong can cause unexpected results. — xaosflux Talk 09:35, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding harassment by administrators Edit

Andriy.v and Submajstro. Who openly persecute me and monitor my contribution to the Ukrainian-language section. How about this? Andriy.v received two warnings for such actions last year, but today there are quite a few active administrators who would adequately react to their actions. Actually, both are discussing me here at the same time, accusations are being made in my direction. And both administrators don't even know about the harassment Бучач-Львів from Wikidata. I am asking such stewards to issue a warning to both admins due to their excessive involvement with me as an editor. Thank you. Jphwra (talk) 19:32, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jphwra I can't speak for everyone, however the role of stewards is not to "issue warnings" to users on projects with active communities, especially very large communities such as that at Wikidata. — xaosflux Talk 20:47, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
no, no, here we are talking about the Ukrainian Wikipedia and the bad attitude of the two administrators. Please warn them about the inadmissibility of abuse. Thank you. Jphwra (talk) 20:54, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jphwra ukwiki has over 40 admins and local crats, it is not our place to police their behavior. Please do not follow up with me about this directly anymore; if you think that entire project is defective open an RFC. — xaosflux Talk 23:57, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global bot flag request for Lingua Libre Bot Edit

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--MA (talk) 11:04, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikifunctions & Abstract Wikipedia Newsletter #125 is out: Wikimania digest, CoSMo language, GFpedia demo, CCKS keynote Edit

There is a new update for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions. Please, come and read it!

In this issue, we recap what happened at our sessions at Wikimania 2023, we talk about some new updates regarding our Natural Language Generation special interest group (NLG SIG), and we briefly speak about Denny's most recent keynote speech.

Want to catch up with the previous updates? Check our archive!

Enjoy the reading! -- User:Sannita (WMF) (talk) 10:35, 1 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Minorax/$ wanted Edit

Hello. Possible for you to re-run this and add the number of links to that page in parenthesis? --Minorax«¦talk¦» 01:39, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Minorax User:Minorax/$ wanted updated, think that is what you wanted. — xaosflux Talk 08:18, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yep. Thank you. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 08:21, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikifunctions & Abstract Wikipedia Newsletter #126 is out: Let's start building morphological paradigms! Edit

There is a new update for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions. Please, come and read it!

In this issue, Denny proposes a call for action for creating morphological paradigms on Wikifunctions.

Want to catch up with the previous updates? Check our archive!

Enjoy the reading! -- User:Sannita (WMF) (talk) 19:25, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikifunctions & Abstract Wikipedia Newsletter #127 is out: Renderers and parsers for types Edit

There is a new update for Abstract Wikipedia and Wikifunctions. Please, come and read it!

In this issue, Denny introduces a discussion about how to represent integers on Wikifunctions and its related challenges.

Want to catch up with the previous updates? Check our archive!

Enjoy the reading! -- User:Sannita (WMF) (talk) 08:07, 22 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Test admin flags Edit

Hi, could you remove both my admin flags on testwiki and test2wiki? And grant me permanent 2FA if it hasn't already been done? Rschen7754 22:50, 22 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Rschen7754   Done and   Done, and you are already a member of the global 2FA-testers group (note, even removing the group doesn't turn off your 2FA, the group is only used when enrolling). — xaosflux Talk 18:48, 27 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please Help Edit

Hi, I am unfortunately writing this while breaking Wikipedia rules because I have been unjustly banned for offense that I did not commit. I am new Wikipedia editor that started to edit 2-3 days ago and I got in a edit war which I did not was a thing or illegal at that time which made me banned for 48 hours, ban applied to my account and ip address which I completely agree with. I was being childish but then my account was completely banned by some other admin for sock puppeting which I had no idea what it was at that time. I am saying this with my completely honestly I have never been banned on wikipedia before and not seriously edited anything before, I have done some minor edits some years ago back never got any warning or messages and didn’t read any rules at that time. I say this with all my integrity yet I got banned for sockpuppeting, also I was doing editing at that time from different country so there is no way that administrator somehow thought with the logic that same ip used wiki couple of years ago and it must be sockpuppeting. Due to that I wrote at this admin’s talk page how he treated me unjustly he removed my replies and banned my IP too, while this time look I knew you were sockpuppetting and his other admin friends that I appointed sided with him. Please help me I really want to edit wikipedia pages more but if I have gotten unjustly banned because of this I will stop because there is no guarantee it will not happen again.

Thanks 20:15, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sorry forgot to mention my username is Easing3220 20:16, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Easing3220: your account is not globally locked, you should be able to log on to other projects. For help with appealing your block on the English Wikipedia, please see the directions on this page: w:en:Wikipedia:Appealing a block. Please take special care to not disrupt any other projects, including the meta-wiki, that could result in additional sanctions. — xaosflux Talk 22:01, 28 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]