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Quarry question (inactive admins)Edit


I used to help meta crats with quarry:query/43505, and the actor migration broke everything. I don't recall how they mitigated it in Oct 2019.

I see you have quarry:query/40716, so maybe can you help me with changing the logics? Thanks! — regards, Revi 15:58, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@-revi: wow that's a mouthful of a query you got there :D I should be able to look in to this in the next few days. — xaosflux Talk 16:04, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Nevermind, it looks like they've found the 'mitigation' they used for Oct 2019. Thanks for (attempting to) taking a look! :) — regards, Revi 17:16, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Outreach Wiki is not allowing to submit a page with Twitter search linkEdit


My name is Sailesh, I work with the education team at Wikimedia Foundation, and I received your contact from Quiddity. I am creating some pages for the team and one of the navigation box need to have this link:, but outreach Wiki is not allowing me to publish the page. Can you please help me in this? Best! -SPatnaik (WMF) (talk) 12:46, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@SPatnaik (WMF): I can try, can you give me the direct link to the page you are trying to update? — xaosflux Talk 14:07, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Replied at outreachwiki:User talk:Xaosflux. — xaosflux Talk 14:21, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

A noteEdit

Hello Abuse Filter helper, we had recently have a new group Abuse filter maintainer which allows the same level of access with additional rights to edit the filters yourself among other things. If you are interested after reading the documentation, do apply at SRGP. Thanks.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:57, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

NB: I knew you applied, but feel bad informing others not informing you :)Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:57, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

User renameEdit

Hello, can you help me rename my username / direct me to how to do this? Thank you in advance!

@Collideatx: the "short answer" is just fill out this request form: Special:GlobalRenameRequest, and it will be reviewed. For more information you can read here: Changing username. — xaosflux Talk 11:36, 6 April 2020 (UTC)


Hi, We have some problem and It's not work correct. Can you changes copy to, and paste to Xorasan talkcontribs 04:56, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

@Xorasan: you would need a steward for this, Steward requests/Miscellaneous may be able to help. Another option would be to promote one of your admins to "interface admin" so you can self-service. After a discussion on your local wiki, that can be requested at Steward_requests/Permissions#Interface_administrator_access. — xaosflux Talk 11:11, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Side affects of blocksEdit

Hi @Pigsonthewing: wanted to follow up on some things you mentioned on your talk page, if you have a moment? You mentioned that you were not able to use Special:UrlShortener while site blocked - that part is a bit understandable, but I'll look in to some options about it. You also mentioned a problem with the The Wikipedia Library. Can you provide some more information on that? I can see situations where someone might be blocked here, but should still be able to use that and will look in to some options. Thank you for any feedback if you are open to providing any! — xaosflux Talk 14:07, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

See [1] and [2]. Although I can now edit here, the unblock has not propagated, so I'm still unable to use it: At the former page, I am told "It looks like you have an active block on your account on at least one Wikimedia project. If you meet the other criteria you may still be permitted access to the Library Bundle - please contact us." The latter refers, inaccurately to the requirement as "You are not currently blocked from editing Wikipedia". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:49, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: If you log out and back in your eligibility should refresh and give you access once again, please let me know if that's not the case. Good catch on the page wording - I've filed T255649, we'll get that reworded to be more accurate. Just for the record, this kind of block is one that we would still grant you access during if you had needed to contact us. We're primarily interested in removing access from folks with blocks related to content issues such as copyright violations, or indefinite/site blocks. Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 08:39, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
The latter is the problem of trying to use technical tools to solve social issues. Why should I have to contact anyone, to ask for a solution to an issue, on a different project, caused by a bad block? And yes, logging out and back in solved the issue - but theer was nothing to tell me that. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:26, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
I created phab:T255690 - as the application is errantly denying unblocked users. — xaosflux Talk 15:56, 17 June 2020 (UTC)


I'd like to recommend a standing non-standard snow close on w:Wikipedia talk:WikiLoop Battlefield. EllenCT (talk) 04:34, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

@EllenCT: not sure why you are me about this on meta-wiki - I have no opinion really on that, only provided technical insight. — xaosflux Talk 11:26, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


Minorax (talk) 01:47, 14 September 2020 (UTC)


Hello, since you nominated the page for deletion, I had moved the offending remarks to a non-global user subpage per Special:diff/20483052. Subsequently I restored this page to the current non offending look. Hope you are okay with this. I am sort of involved by !voting but I see no further participation so I boldly moved it. I am of course required to revert if you contest. Sorry for any trouble caused. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:31, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

@Camouflaged Mirage: seems fine, I added NOINDEX to it, to avoid it being a search result for the the other usernames on the page - and removed the no longer relevant NOGLOBAL. — xaosflux Talk 18:56, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Oops, missed that, thanks for correcting. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:41, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

E-mail confirmationEdit

Hi Xaosflux, I think you may help me. I registered my account in August, but I forgot to confirm my e-mail address. I've found the confirmation e-mail right now but, when I tried confirming it, a message told me it's expired. What can I do to have my e-mail address confirmed? Is it possible for a sysop like you allow me to confirm it for example by sending me a new confirmation code? Thank you for what you'll be able to do for me Xaosflux. Junghiano (talk) 17:54, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

@Junghiano: as you are able to log on, you should be able to reset the process by going to Special:Preferences. Remove your email address, save the settings, then just add it again and re-save. — xaosflux Talk 18:56, 30 October 2020 (UTC)
It worked! Thank you very much! Junghiano (talk) 22:05, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: InvitationEdit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Edit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Request for filter helpEdit

Hello, Xaosflux, and Happy New Year!

We could use help with Filter 22 at Wikivoyage. Please have a look here, and also share any thoughts you have in the comments.

Thanks so much!

Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:37, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Billinghurst has taken care of the immediate issue, but do keep this issue in mind. We have been facing a consistent onslaught of vandalism and can definitely use extra help to prevent vandals from editing in the first place, and when they do, whenever there is sparse coverage of admins. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:26, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek: feel free to ping me again if needed (was out this morning). — xaosflux Talk 16:56, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Sure thing. Thanks. Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:36, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

test.wikipedia desysopEdit

Hi, could you please desysop this user [3]? They are globally locked. --Rschen7754 21:33, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

@Rschen7754:   Donexaosflux Talk 21:36, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

International Women DayEdit

So... I disagree with one of your actions and I would like to ask you to reconsider. If you do not want to reconsider, I would like to ask you to explain exactly why you made that decision (I recognise that there might be something I am missing and that your decision is a good one. But right now, I do not get it). But please, either revert what you did, or explain why the change.

The change you made : you set up the the Central Notice Banner for Woman Day at low priority and 2 max impressions. Why ?

If I summarize

  1. diversity, and in particular gender diversity, is a priority of Strategy 2030. So I take it our efforts toward the events next week is something that could be supported
  2. to avoid multiplication of banner requests, many groups working on Gender Gap this year made the effort to actually COLLABORATE to create a global landing page (Gender gap/International Women's Day) where all gender gap activities related to 8th of March would be listed. We could have had separate pages and make dozen of requests. We worked together to avoid such a situation. Perhaps we should have done dozen of banners instead ?
  3. activities are not something someone can decide to join at the last minute. This requires a bit of anticipation and planning. So editors need to be aware of what will happen right now. Not on March 8th. We need the banner operating properly right now. Not only on March 8th
  4. the banner is limited in time. Only 10 days. It is not a big drain on readers attention

So what is the argument to set that banner to low priority ?

Thank you in advance for your answer.

Anthere (talk) 20:30, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

@Ciell: @Rosiestep: @Cftoro (WMCL): @Kiraface: @Eric Luth (WMSE): @Pharos: @Alicia Fagerving (WMSE): @Nattes à chat: @Camelia.boban:

I want to express my support for this banner and request that it not be categorized as a low priority. This was a collaborative effort to highlight the various initiatives around Gender Gap work. --Kiraface (talk) 20:44, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Anthere: I think you are reading the logs incorrectly. Here are the entries that I made:
Timestamp	User	Action	Campaign	Summary	 
2021-03-05 22:01:51	Xaosflux (A/OS) (talk)	modified	InternationalWomensDayMonth	revisit after monday	 
 	Campaign mixins: Changed from {"impressionDiet":{"cookieName":"IWD","maximumSeen":2,"restartCycleDelay":172800,"skipInitial":0}} to {"impressionDiet":{"cookieName":"IWD","maximumSeen":2,"restartCycleDelay":86400,"skipInitial":0}}

	2021-03-05 19:24:32	Xaosflux (A/OS) (talk)	modified	InternationalWomensDayMonth	2x/day/user is a bit much, double recycle time	 
 	Campaign mixins: Changed from {"impressionDiet":{"cookieName":"IWD","maximumSeen":2,"restartCycleDelay":86400,"skipInitial":0}} to {"impressionDiet":{"cookieName":"IWD","maximumSeen":2,"restartCycleDelay":172800,"skipInitial":0}}
As you can see, the only thing I did was to adjust the restartCycleDelay, then change it back after a discussion. If you have any other questions about my administrative actions please let me know. For other discussion about this banner please follow up at CentralNotice/Request/Int._Womens_day_2021. (Same discussion forum referral for: User:Kiraface). — xaosflux Talk 23:18, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer; I go read the other page. Anthere (talk)

this banner is definitely not « low priority » especially during the month of March. Nattes à chat (talk) 09:25, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@Nattes à chat: I had nothing to do with the "priority" setting on that. — xaosflux Talk 12:25, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

2 factor authenticationEdit

Hello Xaosflux, will you please help me activating the 2 factor authentication on my account. --Hulged†alk⟩ 12:50, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

@Hulged: if you really want to you can follow up at Steward_requests/Global_permissions#Requests_for_2_Factor_Auth_tester_permissions; you may be denied as you have active blocks on your homewiki. — xaosflux Talk 15:29, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Xaosflux. Then I'll apply after I'll get unblocked. --Hulged†alk⟩ 15:46, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

"where deprecated parameters are being pushed"Edit

Apologies, I didn't notice that article_text was depreciated. Is there a performance issue with that though? Leaderboard (talk) 20:30, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

@Leaderboard: server performance - no, they are currently aliased. As officially depreciated cleanup could remove them in the future - but the terms are mostly incorrect for the variable contents and they can confuse other administrators so should be avoided. — xaosflux Talk 23:21, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Global bot approval request for Neriah botEdit

Request for adminship.Edit

Hello Xaosflux, Hope you are doing well. Actually I have made a request for adminship at Request for permissions 8 days ago for KS Wikipedia. The request was put on hold till 29 June. Now the hold time is completed I want to know about the request progress. Thankyou and Happy Editing. Iflaq (talk) 12:28, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

@Iflaq: the hold period has elapsed, I suspect a steward will likely close this out in the next 24 hours. — xaosflux Talk 13:05, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
I left a note on the request. — xaosflux Talk 13:06, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
Xaosflux Thankyou for your help. Iflaq (talk) 14:40, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

Global bot approval request for InternetArchiveBotEdit

Twinkle related Query!Edit

Hello Sir, Hope you are doing well. I guess you are well versed with java script. Can you help me to get twinkle on Ks Wikipedia. We are struggling to keep the project organised. Hope to hear from you soon. Thankyou and Happy Editing Iflaq (talk) 14:39, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

@Iflaq: hello, for assistance preparing a localization for Twinkle on kswiki please see Wikipedia:Twinkle#Use_on_other_wikis, you may also ask over at w:en:Wikipedia talk:Twinkle. You may be interested in looking at User:Xiplus/TwinkleGlobal, a single-user-supported global version that editors could fork or import. Notably, most parts of twinkle rely heavily on specifically named templates and local project pages -- so a lot of localization is needed to fork to a new language. — xaosflux Talk 14:19, 6 July 2021 (UTC)


HI, I want to ask about how to request for the autoprotolled permission on meta and what is requirement of it, thanks Jonathan5566 (talk) 03:00, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

@Jonathan5566: just drop a request over at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. We don't require much, if you are creating pages here that are are fine and have been around it is normally just given. I see you have been around, but I'm zh-0 so I can't tell if your recent creations are good or not - but another admin should be able to review. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 09:57, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Jonathan5566 (talk) 10:29, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Discussion about CentralNotice Adminship inactivity and membershipEdit

Hello Xaosflux. There's an ongoing discussion happening on Meta:Babel that proposes changes to existing Meta:Central notice administrators practices. In particular: membership duration and inactivity. As a current volunteer central notice administrator, your participation in the discussion would be appreciated. Thank you, --MarcoAurelio (via MassMessage) (talk) 10:45, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Bureaucrat!Edit

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An offering for our new bureaucrat from your comrades...

Congratulations, Xaosflux! You now have the rights of bureaucrat on Meta-Wiki. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Bureaucrats page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for adminship, but also Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat), before launching yourself into user rights changes. You may find these pages to be useful reading. On Meta-Wiki, the majority of the actions of bureaucrats can be reversed by the other bureucrats, except for administrator and bureaucrat status which can only be removed by a steward. You may also consider adding the page Meta:Administrators' discussion index to your watchlist, as it tracks the latest activity to various sections of many of the important pages. Again, congratulations and welcome to the team. --MF-W 13:46, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Congratulations from me too. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:59, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

Thank on page to be deletedEdit

Hi! I saw you thanked for my edit on Template talk:Template parameter usage—and deleted the page right after that. I got an email about the thank, but no on-wiki notification: notifications and alerts disappear when the corresponding page gets deleted (if there’s any). I’m not sure what the solution could be, but please be aware that those who don’t get emails about thanks will never notice your such thanks. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 13:49, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

@Tacsipacsi: hmm seems like a bug (in that the otherwise successfully generated notification is being deleted when it maybe shouldn't be). — xaosflux Talk 14:20, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
No, it’s (intended to be) a feature. I found phab:T93673 about it (I haven’t read through the whole conversation, but the description already explains the idea behind this behavior). —Tacsipacsi (talk) 14:39, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

My editsEdit

Moved to User talk: edits. 12:09, 3 November 2021 (UTC)