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Administrators' newsletter – February 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2021).

Arbitration

  • The standard discretionary sanctions authorized for American Politics were amended by motion to cover post-1992 politics of United States and closely related people, replacing the 1932 cutoff.

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:09, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Just published a first-time article called "Point La Vista Cape (Jacksonville) to add to our Neighborhoods of Jax. Saw you edited San Marco article. Am in the process of adding more Citations as Wiki Editor requested. PointLaVista (talk) 15:29, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank you PointLaVista!—Cúchullain t/c 12:24, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:New Spain#Requested move 11 February 2021[edit]

  I am inviting (and notifying) you to join the discussion for a requested move since you are the mover in the previous move before, Thanks! PyroFloe (talk) 19:35, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Thank so much, CAPTAIN RAJU!--Cúchullain t/c 00:57, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

TFA[edit]

Thank you today for Planet of the Apes, "about the film and media franchise Planet of the Apes, which has included a number of historically significant films since the 1960s"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:57, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you Gerda Arendt! Cúchullain t/c 12:25, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

Administrators' newsletter – March 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2021).

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Administrator changes

added TJMSmith
removed Boing! said ZebedeeHiberniantearsLear's FoolOnlyWGFinley

Interface administrator changes

added AmandaNP

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • When blocking an IPv6 address with Twinkle, there is now a checkbox with the option to just block the /64 range. When doing so, you can still leave a block template on the initial, single IP address' talkpage.
  • When protecting a page with Twinkle, you can now add a note if doing so was in response to a request at WP:RfPP, and even link to the specific revision.
  • There have been a number of reported issues with Pending Changes. Most problems setting protection appear to have been resolved (phab:T273317) but other issues with autoaccepting edits persist (phab:T275322).

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:13, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2021).

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Administrator changes

removed AlexandriaHappyme22RexxS

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, F7 (invalid fair-use claim) subcriterion a has been deprecated; it covered immediate deletion of non-free media with invalid fair-use tags.
  • Following a request for comment, page movers were granted the delete-redirect userright, which allows moving a page over a single-revision redirect, regardless of that redirect's target.

Technical news

  • When you move a page that many editors have on their watchlist the history can be split and it might also not be possible to move it again for a while. This is because of a job queue problem. (T278350)
  • Code to support some very old web browsers is being removed. This could cause issues in those browsers. (T277803)

Arbitration


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:20, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Point La Vista Cape (Jacksonville) - Newly Published Starter Article[edit]

Dear Cuchullain: By way of introduction, I've written and recently had published in Wikipedia an article on the Cape of Point La Vista, Jacksonville. I am seeking to have it inserted in the Wikipedia article about Jacksonville Florida, which breaks out the neighborhoods. It is now considered just part of "Southside", somewhere between San Marco (which overlaps on the cape) and Mandarin. It is one of the most geographically distinct neighborhoods ( a cape) and has a solidly documented history from Timucua, British Era, Colonial Second Spanish, Antebellum and Modern Times. So if you have an interest in helping me insert the article, please let me know. PointLaVista (talk) 15:51, 5 April 2021 (UTC)Point La Vista

Wikipedia:Naming conventions (Australian and New Zealand stations)[edit]

A few years ago you assisted in the drafting of these guidelines which appear have never been formalised. We now have a new editor User talk:053pvr who does not want to follow these guides but instead use the US and UK guidelines and has renamed three stations to Hamilton railway station (New South Wales)‎, Hamilton railway station (Victoria)‎ and Hamilton railway station (New Zealand)‎ which no longer follow the guidelines without seeking any consensus on this. As a result templates such as Template:rwsa will no longer work on the New South Wales one and I suspect the same thing on other states. I have not been able to revert these changes. What should be done about this? Fleet Lists (talk) 03:52, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Fleet Lists, I'm not sure what there is to do as the guideline was never adopted. There's certainly a good case that the parenthetical disambiguation are more common, which is why they were used in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland. Maybe it's time to start a new discussion. Personally I think Australia and New Zealand will need different guidelines as their slates of articles are different.--Cúchullain t/c 21:12, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2021).

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Administrator changes

removed EnchanterCarlossuarez46

Interface administrator changes

removed Ragesoss

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.

Arbitration


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:51, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:18, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Opechancanough, not Opchanacanough[edit]

This is a weird one. I was working on some Algonquian and noticed an issue here. It seems that years ago somebody added a fallacious spelling Opchanacanough that doesn't appear in any of the documents I've found or in any books prior to the mid-2000s. Nobody checked it and now it shows up in more recent books using WP as a source! It also somehow became the article title but I can't find the move request though. Perhaps the article was created with the misspelling. (It's particularly egregious because the first n was probably only a phonetic spread before -an: the word for "soul" was cehcak in a:pe-cehcak-en-o:w "white-soul-it-he = He Whose Soul Is White".)

Anyhow, this should probably be moved and I've posted on the talk page about it. TheLateDentarthurdent (talk) 14:56, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

TheLateDentarthurdent: I'll take a look.--Cúchullain t/c 21:50, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2021).

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Administrator changes

added AshleyyoursmileLess Unless
removed HusondMattWadeMJCdetroitCariocaVague RantKingboykThunderboltzGwen GaleAniMateSlimVirgin (deceased)

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Wikimedia previously used the IRC network Freenode. However, due to changes over who controlled the network with reports of a forceful takeover by several ex-staff members, the Wikimedia IRC Group Contacts decided to move to the new Libera Chat network. It has been reported that Wikimedia related channels on Freenode have been forcibly taken over if they pointed members to Libera. There is a migration guide and Wikimedia discussions about this.

Arbitration


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:45, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • Consensus has been reached to delete all books in the book namespace. There was rough consensus that the deleted books should still be available on request at WP:REFUND even after the namespace is removed.
  • An RfC is open to discuss the next steps following a trial which automatically applied pending changes to TFAs.

Technical news

  • IP addresses of unregistered users are to be hidden from everyone. There is a rough draft of how IP addresses may be shown to users who need to see them. This currently details allowing administrators, checkusers, stewards and those with a new usergroup to view the full IP address of unregistered users. Editors with at least 500 edits and an account over a year old will be able to see all but the end of the IP address in the proposal. The ability to see the IP addresses hidden behind the mask would be dependent on agreeing to not share the parts of the IP address they can see with those who do not have access to the same information. Accessing part of or the full IP address of a masked editor would also be logged. Comments on the draft are being welcomed at the talk page.

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:26, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

"Salsa verde/TEMP" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Salsa verde/TEMP. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 July 4#Salsa verde/TEMP until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 14:22, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

"Notepad (software)" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Notepad (software). The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 July 9#Notepad (software) until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Elli (talk | contribs) 01:05, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2021).

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC is open to add a delay of one week from nomination to deletion for G13 speedy deletions.

Technical news

  • Last week all wikis were very slow or not accessible for 30 minutes. This was due to server lag caused by regenerating dynamic lists on the Russian Wikinews after a large bulk import. (T287380)

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:18, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

"Wotan" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Wotan. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 August 8#Wotan until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Thespündragon 05:56, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2021).

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Administrator changes

readded Jake Wartenberg
removed EmperorViridian Bovary
renamed AshleyyoursmileViridian Bovary

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Score extension has been re-enabled on public wikis. It has been updated, but has been placed in safe mode to address unresolved security issues. Further information on the security issues can be found on the mediawiki page.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:44, 3 September 2021 (UTC)

Science magazine redirect proposed deletion[edit]

"Science magazine" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

Information.svg A discussion is taking place to address the redirect Science magazine. The discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2021 September 20#Science magazine until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. Retroflexivity (talk) 04:19, 20 September 2021 (UTC)