SRG

Please use on Steward requests/Global "|hidename=1" --ğŽâ„¹ğ•œâ…ˆğ•­ğ’‚ğ•ªâ…‡ğ•£ 👤💬

@WikiBayer: Hey WikiBayer, this is probably the least detailed talk page message I have received - if you are looking for something to come of it, I recommend expanding on what you are discussing and including examples. As you can see from my many requests on SRG, I do know and use hidename when I believe the username will be suppressed. If I missed clicking the hidename button on TwinkleGlobal on a request, my apologies! ~riley (talk) 17:07, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
This is only meant as a hint. Youmade 2 requests yesterday with abusive usernames without hiding the names.I have left out the details here on purpose not to spread them further.-ğŽâ„¹ğ•œâ…ˆğ•­ğ’‚ğ•ªâ…‡ğ•£ 👤💬 17:34, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
I usually opt for direct communication rather than hinting, but to each their own. Thanks, just took a look - I thought I hit the button on the one that involved your username, the other I just completely forgot. ~riley (talk) 17:48, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Global Sysop Report for ~riley

Hello friendly Global Sysop! Here is the information you requested...Bot873 (talk) 20:01, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Global Sysop Report for ~riley

Hello friendly Global Sysop! Here is the information you requested...Bot873 (talk) 20:01, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-06

20:04, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Threats via IP

Again [1]. This is fresh. Kubura (talk) 22:13, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

That sick user vandalized with "rape messages" on hr.wiki, on other usertalkpage [2]. These are his type of messages, unless he is a copycat. Recently he also vandalized Jimbo's page [3]. He created his account few months ago on Meta. It seems he attacked there Tegel, but two months after, few days ago when he had his campaign. Kubura (talk) 18:22, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Hey Kubura, thanks for dropping me a line. Although I am a candidate in the steward elections currently, I am not a steward and am quite limited in how I can assist with this as a GS. I recommend emailing this information, and context, to stewards wikimedia.org. As said before, I will keep an eye out on other wikis where I can help in my scope as a global sysop. Sorry that I cannot be of more help. ~riley (talk) 22:08, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Re:

Done, ty! Dec/Jan/Feb are, as usual, a mess! --Vituzzu (talk) 13:49, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

  • No problem, I get it! :) ~riley (talk) 19:29, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Query

Hi Riley, kindly take a look at Meta talk:Interface administrators and see if my suggestion is appropriate enough. Minorax (talk) 08:32, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done, Minorax. ~riley (talk) 08:48, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-07

19:10, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Right!

You were right about that! Dthomsen8 (talk) 19:58, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

  • @Dthomsen8: Thank you for posing the new question! I appreciate you being willing to do that and all the more appreciate you advocating for female editors. Immediately after you posted your first question, a female editor voiced concerns that I may not have initally thought of due to my male perspective. ~riley (talk) 20:05, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Viva la difference!--Dthomsen8 (talk) 20:23, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Dthomsen8 Hope my answer is what you were looking for, let me know if I misunderstood. ~riley (talk) 20:35, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

AF/234 merge to AF/96

Hi. Would you mind merging special:abusefilter/234 into special:abusefilter/96. Some of the terms are already there, and it would seem to be a minor tweak to the existing filter. I am seeing numerous overlaps of 234 with existing filters which seems a bit of a waste, about 1 in 8-10 seem unique. I have been trying to minimise overlap, but when we get one turning up four times, then we have a level of excess. [Wish there was an easier way to exclude another filter, however, they are not sequential in action (as it was explained to me).] Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:44, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi billinghurst - I meant to remove any overlapping from 96 in favor of 234 as it's more specific spam. Do you mind if I go that route rather than merge those and the unique ones into 234? If not, I understand. ~riley (talk) 21:46, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
    The repeats are not just with /96.

    Shopping spam is shopping spam, so not certain why we would want to see it separately listed with yet another filter with the same resulting actions. If we were trying to manage different actions, or trying to manage some minutiae, or have some exclusions, then sure, but for same same same I am not understanding what you would be achieving.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:00, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

    might be some value in looking for added lines (no need to do as links) "pbase.com/topics" and some of those types of legitimate #notlegitimate url snippets, which we can probably blacklist, or write those snippets into AF/69 if there is some valid use, though abused by "newusers". Seeing those snippets in COIBot reports is difficult, especially where there are already a number of legitimate uses of domains.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:11, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • @Billinghurst: Shopping spam is shopping spam, but it is the medication spam I was hoping to break out into it's own AF (like gambling spam, etc). As always, I have trusted your judgement and I don't have any opposition to you merging or changing as you see fit. :) ~riley (talk) 22:26, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
    A label is a label. A collection is a collection. Duplicates are duplicates. More filters are more filters to cycle. If there is a practical, beneficial, and functioning reason to split it out, we split it out. MusikAnimal is more the expert, I am just the drudgery (bore|boor)—though annoyed by too many dupes.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:57, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
    @Billinghurst: I am labelling medication spam differently as it is presenting differently than shopping spam - medication spam is primarily limited to userspace, while shopping spam can be either. Merging special:abusefilter/96 into special:abusefilter/234 would require 234 be restricted to userspace, otherwise there will be significant false positives as medication names are commonly used in mainspace while almost rarely used in userspace. I will make some changes to remove dupes. ~riley (talk) 07:06, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Question

~riley
            "scowiki": [
                {
                    "defaultRollbackPrefix": "Revertit edit o [[Special:Contributions/$2|$2]] ([[User talk:$2|tauk]]), chynged back tae last version bi $1:",
                   "defaultUndoSummary": "Undid edits by [[Special:Contributions/$2|$2]] ([[User talk:$2|talk]]) to last revision by $1",
                   "defaultUndoPrefix": "Undid edits by [[Special:Contributions/$2|$2]] ([[User talk:$2|talk]]) to last revision by $1: ",
                   "speedySummary": "Requesting deletion",
                   "speedyWarnSummary": "Notification about SD ($1)",
                   
@This would normally be a 'vandalism in progress' noticeboard, if you don't have one, leave out. You could keep in the userpage if you want.
                    "report": [
                        {
                            "pageReport": "User:MJL/Vandals",
                            "regexReport": "\\*\\s?\\{{2}I?P?vandal\\s?\\|\\s?$1\\s*?\\}{2}",
                            "regexReport2": "\\*\\s?\\{{2}I?P?vandal\\s?\\|\\s?$1\\s*?\\}{2}",
                            "sectionReport": "$1",
                            "withoutSectionReport": true,
                            "textReport": "*{{vandal|$1}} \u0026ndash; Vandalism after final warning. ~~~~",
                            "textReportIP": "*{{IPvandal|$1}} \u0026ndash; Vandalism after final warning. ~~~~",
                            "summaryReport": "Reportin [[Special:Contributions/$1|$1]].",
                            "autoReport": true
                        }
                    ],
                    "speedy": [
                        {
                            "name": "Nonsense",
                            "template": "{{delete|Nonsense}}" @translate please
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Vandalism",
                            "template": "{{delete|Vandalism}}" @translate please
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Spam",
                            "template": "{{delete|Spam}} __NOINDEX__" @translate please
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Test page",
                            "template": "{{delete|Test page}}" @translate please
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Empty page",
                            "template": "{{delete|Empty page}}" @translate please
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "No useful content",
                            "template": "{{delete|No useful content}}" @translate please
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Out of project scope",
                            "template": "{{delete|Out of project scope}}" @translate please
                        }
                    ],
                    "rollback": [
                        {
                            "name": "Content removal",
                            "summary": "unexplained content removal", @english?
                            "warn": "content-removal"
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Vandalism",
                            "summary": "revertin vandalism",
                            "warn": "vandalism"
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Nonsense content",
                            "summary": "purely nonsense content" @translate please, add warning if applicable
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Spam/Unnecessary links",
                            "summary": "unnecessary links or spam" @translate please, add warning if applicable
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Test edit",
                            "summary": "test edits, please use the sandbox" @translate please, add warning if applicable
                        },
                        {
                            "name": "Use Scots, not English",
                            "summary": "removal of Scots",
                            "warn": "english"
                        },
                    ],
                    "warn": [
                        {
                            "summaryWarn": "sending warning (level $1)",
                            "sectionWarn": "Wairnin",
                            "countWarn": "2",
                            "vandalism": [
                                {
                                    "tags": [
                                        {
                                            "1": "Template:Uw-vandalism1",
                                            "2": "Template:Uw-vandalism2"
                                        }
                                    ],
                                    "templates": [
                                        {
                                            "1": "{{subst:uw-vandalism1|$1}} ~~~~",
                                            "2": "{{subst:uw-vandalism2|$1}} ~~~~"
                                        }
                                    ]
                                }
                            ],
                            "content-removal": [
                                {
                                    "tags": [
                                        {
                                            "1": "Template:Uw-delete1",
                                            "2": "Template:Uw-delete2"
                                        }
                                    ],
                                    "templates": [
                                        {
                                            "1": "{{subst:uw-delete1|$1}} ~~~~",
                                            "2": "{{subst:uw-delete2|$1}} ~~~~"
                                        }
                                    ]
                                }
                            ],
                            "english": [
                            	{
                            		"tags": [
                            			{
                            				"1": "Template:uw-english1",
                            				"2": "Template:uw-vandalism2"
                            			}
                            		],
                            		"templates": [
                            			{
                            				"1": "{{subst:uw-english1|$1}} ~~~~",
                            				"2": "{{subst:uw-vandalism|$1}} ~~~~"
                            			}
                            		]
                            	}
                            ]
                                }
                            ]
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ],

If I add the above to SWViewer/config.json, I won't break anything right? –MJL ‐Talk‐☖ 23:09, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

  • @MJL: See changes ~riley (talk) 23:23, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
    • Why not use levels 3 and 4 of warnings? I notice you have them for vandalism. ~riley (talk) 23:25, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
      • I suppose you could use them, but our policy only requires a single warning before a block may be implemented. Warning a user a third time seems redundant since they're already eligible to be blocked in most cases. –MJL ‐Talk‐☖ 23:42, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
        • @MJL: Roger, that makes sense. Just need the translations above then on those marked with @translate. ~riley (talk) 04:59, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

meta:Interface_administrators

Hello, thank you to put this page for translation. A kind reminder to what you have already planned to do; would you add tags to section titles as well, please? I tried to but was not quite getting the correct preview. Thank you for taking care of the process translators depend on to, cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 18:48, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

  • @Omotecho: Thank you! Section tags added and marked for translation ~riley (talk) 19:08, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
@~riley:, you are super fast! It was fuzzied, I did my part, and case solved. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 14:06, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Suggestions welcome

Hi ~riley!

I received the following on my Discuss page on Wikiversity for announcing my Drafts when in my professional opinion they are ready for being moved to main page space (Resource) space: "Your account has been blocked from editing Wikipedia:News and all main space pages for continued violation of community consensus regarding Draft: resources. See [5] for the most recent evidence and reason for the block. -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 01:28, 11 February 2020 (UTC)" Suggestions welcome! I think he's referring to a recent agreement among the three people in this section on my Discuss page that have been preventing links to Draft namespace. But, to my knowledge there is no consensus on this. --Marshallsumter (talk) 01:34, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Marshallsumter Thanks for the note, and for your support in the elections. My focus, like any other candidate right now, is on the elections so unfortanutely I cannot offer my assistance at this point in time. Post-election (week and a half from now), I am happy to look into this. I hope you understand that this is a stressful and busy time per the nature of elections and that being under the microscope doesn't put me in a position to help much until elections conclude. ~riley (talk) 16:32, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
    Thank you for your response! I understand your stress and wish you well! --Marshallsumter (talk) 17:15, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-08

16:17, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Edit summaries

Please avoid misleading edit summaries. Thanks, Nemo 15:23, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Actual confirmation subpage?

Hello, could you please tell where there is the actual confirmation subpage for voting. I can't find it. There is no link or so. --Silverije (talk) 20:01, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. --Silverije (talk) 22:19, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-09

20:59, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Election result

Hi ~riley, sorry to see that your support percentage dropped just under 80 in the last few days. Please do try again next year after getting some more experience; some of our best stewards were not elected on their first try. All the best, – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:31, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

+1 Stryn (talk) 17:32, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
+2. That's the closest I've seen, and often would've gotten you though. Leaderboard (talk) 23:38, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
+3. Tibi gratias ago tibi valde. —Sgd. Hasley 23:57, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
+4 You are doing a great job here, please keep on doing what you are doing now and I am sure you will be elected next year.--BRP ever 00:19, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
+1 Quite surprised it didn't work out this time. Just don't get frustrated and keep on your good work! --Mirer (talk) 04:31, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
+1. I am personally very saddened about the increase in opposes at the end. It's a good fight and many of our best stewards didn't get it at the 1st time (e.g. rxy, Matiia and etc). Take a good rest and hope you can run next year. Thanks you for all your contributions. Don't be disheartened and all the best. :)--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:58, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
+1 Your contributions are precious. Keep it up — take care and stay with us. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:10, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
+1 --Sotiale (talk) 07:12, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
+1. I know you from Commons. You are a nice guy. Maybe it is a good time to apply for bureaucrat-ship there! 4nn1l2 (talk) 07:08, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
+1 here as well. I'm not sure what to be more surprised by, that you weren't elected a Steward given your 150+ !votes of support and only relatively modest opposes or that Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race so soon. Very sad to hear that you didn't make it as I thought you would've been a great Steward and I particularly liked that you had no direct or contract employment by Wikimedia Foundation. Dmehus (talk) 15:58, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
+1 - Genuinely surprised to see you not elected, Sorry to see that happen, I hope you retry next year as you'd make a fantastic steward with out a doubt!. –Davey2010Talk 20:43, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-10

00:35, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-11

17:14, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-12

21:17, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-13

17:07, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-14

17:25, 30 March 2020 (UTC)