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I confirm that I am also en:user:xaosflux. xaosflux Talk 04:06, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: RfAEdit

Thanks for the clarification. (And apparantly I was thinking of someone else...) Flcelloguy (A note?) 02:21, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Stop hand.svgEdit

Just fyi, it was deleted again. Majorly (talk) 15:35, 15 May 2007 (UTC)


Frankly I have no clue why you accepted the request from Yaroslav Zolotaryov, who caused two edit wars on meta just in a hour against several people, and banned from Russian Wikipedia due to personal attacks and other disruptions. For my eyes, only he alone claimed there was no consensus to close the vote - but what is a vote opening over for three years? --Aphaia 01:51, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

It's always the wrong version. I've reduced the protection from 2 weeks to 2 days, and commented at Talk:Proposals for closing projects, and will not cry wheeling if any other admin wishes to remove it before then. Thank you, xaosflux Talk 04:10, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for replying me. Okay let us see what happens the next. --Aphaia 04:28, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
However your behavior seemed to intend to override my preevious action as sysop, I would like you to clarify. My comment is on Talk:Proposals for closing projects. --Aphaia 04:40, 20 September 2007 (UTC)


In case you miss it, it is now flagged, thanks --Herby talk thyme 12:53, 21 November 2007 (UTC)


Hey, just wanted to let you know, that I've replied to your message on my talk page... SQLQuery me! 06:15, 22 November 2007 (UTC)


The help on the blacklist is really apprecaited - it's a bit lonely there sometimes and second opinions are very necessary on it. On " &" I'd have been inclined to use the "not done" template as it was withdrawn. It really isn't an issue but someone revisiting it in six months time might be confused? Thanks anyway & regards --Herby talk thyme 08:44, 24 November 2007 (UTC)


Puedes me ayudar? Tens ips vandalizando la pt.wikipédia e en el momiento no tiemos administradores online. Vander 06:00, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Replied on your talk. xaosflux Talk 06:01, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Changed usage for {{closed}}Edit

Hello Xaosflux. At some point you used {{closed}} with the "text" parameter (ie, {{closed|text=Rogue deletion omg. ~~~~}}). This will no longer work correctly in the future, because the "text" parameter will contain the entire discussion (to wrap it in a coloured box). Instead, please use {{closed|Summary}} or {{closed|1=Summary}} (for complex summaries). Thanks. —{admin} Pathoschild 00:16:22, 05 February 2008 (UTC)


Hello Xaosflux, I was wondering why the User:···Nancy·· was blocked and after reading their usertalk where You explained I was wondering about the block options You chose... [1]. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:04, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

replied on your talk. xaosflux Talk 12:10, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, but, I still don't quite understand why the user was blocked in the first place, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:11, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Hi, please agf, I am doubtful the user wanted to make his name hard to type, maybe he used the characters because Nancy was taken already... Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:36, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Alright, thanks for reconsidering, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:07, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

fix irc cloakEdit

IRC cloak request: I confirm that my freenode nick is xaosflux

xaosflux Talk 16:36, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Notice of removal of adminshipEdit


I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, you have been automatically stripped of your adminship. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2009 for details. Kind regards, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 14:54, 2 October 2009 (UTC)


Hello. Your bot is inactive for a while now. Do you still need the bot flag ? Thanks. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:56, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

It can be removed, not a lot of demand for it these days. Thanks, xaosflux Talk 01:48, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
I removed it. Thanks for the work done with your bot, and feel free to ask if you want to run it again. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:53, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitionsEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect letter updateEdit

Hi Xaosflux,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Would You Consider Supporting My Ban Appeal?Edit

Hi, @Xaosflux:. I'm banned from Wikipedia English, and hoping to strike up enough of a community discussion to overturn it. Would you consider participating in that discussion? I made a space for it at my Meta talkpage, here: [2]. Colton Cosmic (talk) 13:53, 26 September 2014 (UTC) PS: I picked your name at random from the list of administrators, checking only to make sure you've been recently active.

This is not a meta issue, for unbanning on enwiki please see en:WP:UNBAN. xaosflux Talk 13:44, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

IRC cloak requestEdit

IRC cloak request, this is me! xaosflux Talk 03:26, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Your account will be renamedEdit

03:28, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Your account will be renamedEdit

04:15, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Answer from JMatazzoni (WMF)Edit

Hi Xaosflux, In answer to your request for confirmation: Yes, Jmatazzoni and JMatazzoni (WMF) are the same person. I can't leave a message on the Request for Permissions page using my WMF account, because I don't edit using that account (as per policy) so it doesn't have the requisite level of account mojo to leave a request. I hope that this will be sufficient. Thanks for your help JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 05:08, 1 March 2016 (UTC)JMatazzoni (WMF)

Thank you, looks like another admin already resovled this. Good luck with your project! xaosflux Talk 11:57, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

IRC cloak requestEdit

IRC cloak request xaosflux Talk 22:37, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Sysoping Abuse On English WikipediaEdit

NeilN abuse -admin. 18:22, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello; for the most part, content matters of local projects (such as the English Wikipedia) should be dealt with on the local project. One place you can raise your concern would be w:en:WP:AN/I. If your concern is of a confidential matter you can contact the enwiki Arbitration Committee here: w:en:User:Arbitration_Committee. — xaosflux Talk 20:05, 13 July 2016 (UTC)


Unblocking. 13:03, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

To request a block review on enwiki, please see the directions on your pages here: w:en:User talk: Please note, that block is temporary, and will expire 31 hours after it was placed. — xaosflux Talk 13:07, 6 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi. I've granted you the requested right. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 12:23, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 13:36, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Just FYI, the technical translations only are working, I cleared another 60 pages from Category:Pages using invalid self-closed HTML tags this morning - will monitor for any issues before doing other groups. — xaosflux Talk 13:50, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I've taken care of an edit protected request of yours right now. If there are a lot of protected pages you need to edit I'd say that we can grant you temporary adminship to do so if you request it; so it's easier for all (and since you've been a sysop here you know how the tools work). Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:23, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you - I put a handful of sudo requests in - if I keep hitting them I'll go apply and let you know. — xaosflux Talk 14:53, 1 August 2016 (UTC)


Flagged and ready to go! Best regars, —MarcoAurelio 20:45, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you - working well so far! — xaosflux Talk 20:28, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Help:Two-factor authenticationEdit

Hey Xaosflux, do you think this page is ready for translation yet? Also thanks for setting it up with all the translation tags and such! – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:12, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

@Ajraddatz: almost, I'm adding a few short sections, I'll mark it in a moment. — xaosflux Talk 01:17, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Ah right, I forgot that you were a TA here. Thanks again! – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:18, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I marked it up and marked for translation. Would you please review if I messed anything up. In rush to help, I realized I asked for TA solely for cleanup (Meta:Requests for translation adminship/Xaosflux) purposes, this may be out of my scope - hopefully the trouts won't hit me too hard. — xaosflux Talk 01:34, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Looks fine. Only thing missing was a <languages/> tag, and I just added it. All good to go! – Ajraddatz (talk) 01:50, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

I was looking at [4] and I originally thought two codes were needed for the un-enrolling action. Thinking about it, you probably meant that you need to spend one code for logging in and another for un-enrolling, in which case I'd make it explicit, eg. It will require you to use two scratch codes to accomplish this: one for the login and another for the un-enrollment or Two scratch codes will be needed to accomplish this (unless you were already logged in). What do you think? Platonides (talk) 21:42, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

@Platonides: I made several updates to Help:Two-factor_authentication following your suggestion. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 22:04, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

2016 Community Wishlist SurveyEdit


You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Help and SorryEdit

Hello Xaosflux Sir, My name is virajmishra And I apologize for the block which I have stolen and promise that I will never steal the block, let me get a second chance, my account should be unlocked. And my account should be unblocked by the English Wikipedia, I promise that I will never create any other account anymore, my account should be unlocked Of Global lock, Thank you.2405:204:E785:45CB:EBD1:1135:9A62:B45 06:29, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Your account is currently globally locked by User:Ruslik0, you may try to follow up with them on this matter. — xaosflux Talk 14:50, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you sir.2405:204:E785:45CB:B838:1586:E4FA:94CF 16:36, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Mark for translationEdit

Kindly marked those pages for translation:

--Aftabuzzaman (talk) 19:45, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: 2 are done, the first has an error: Translation unit name 14 is used more than once.xaosflux Talk 20:25, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Fixed. Try again plz. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 20:29, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
@Aftabuzzaman:, User:NahidSultan did this already. — xaosflux Talk 21:41, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
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