User talk:Ioeth

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Invitation to return to active editing[edit]

Hi Matt. I hope this finds you well.

I don't think we've crossed paths before, but like many of us, I use Twinkle, and I see from your user page that you had a hand in its creation.

I'm contacting administrators who have been inactive for some years and inviting them to reengage with the project. I note that while you've made a few edits here and there, you haven't really been a part of the project since 2011. I've put together some resources at Wikiproject Editor Retention/administrators that you may find helpful, and I'm around to answer questions and provide support. I realize that many of us don't have the free time that we once did, but it is possible to stay connected to the community and make a meaningful contribution without a huge time commitment.

I do think that editors who were part of the project during its period of most rapid growth are a unique resource and hope to see you around more often.

If, upon reflection, you determine that you are unlikely to be an active contributor in the foreseeable future, I would encourage you to consider voluntarily resigning your adminship by posting a note to that effect at WP:BN.

Thanks for all you've done, and best regards,

UninvitedCompany 17:46, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:46, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)