User talk:Metropolitan90

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Notice[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Procedural error in Wahaj Ali AfD?. funplussmart (talk) 20:53, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).

ANEWSicon.png

Administrator changes

added None
removed AsterionCrisco 1492KFKudpungLizRandykittySpartaz
renamed Optimist on the runVoice of Clam

Interface administrator changes

added AmorymeltzerMr. StradivariusMusikAnimalMSGJTheDJXaosflux

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

Technical news

  • Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
  • Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on mediawiki.org. They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:23, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2018).

ANEWSicon.png

Administrator changes

added JustlettersandnumbersL235
removed BgwhiteHorsePunchKidJ GrebKillerChihuahuaRami RWinhunter

Interface administrator changes

added Cyberpower678Deryck ChanOshwahPharosRagesossRitchie333

Oversight changes

removed Guerillero NativeForeigner SnowolfXeno

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks should be available for testing in October on the Test Wikipedia and the Beta-Cluster. This new feature allows admins to block users from editing specific pages and in the near-future, namespaces and uploading files. You can expect more updates and an invitation to help with testing once it is available.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team is currently looking for input on how to measure the effectiveness of blocks. This is in particular related to how they will measure the success of the aforementioned partial blocks.
  • Because of a data centre test, you will be able to read but not edit the Wikimedia projects for up to an hour on 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee has, by motion, amended the procedure on functionary inactivity.
  • The community consultation for 2018 CheckUser and Oversight appointments has concluded. Appointments will be made by October 11.
  • Following a request for comment, the size of the Arbitration Committee will be decreased to 13 arbitrators, starting in 2019. Additionally, the minimum support percentage required to be appointed to a two-year term on ArbCom has been increased to 60%. ArbCom candidates who receive between 50% and 60% support will be appointed to one-year terms instead.
  • Nominations for the 2018 Arbitration Committee Electoral Commission are being accepted until 12 October. These are the editors who help run the ArbCom election smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please consider nominating yourself.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:13, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

List of music museums[edit]

Hi any chance of weighing in over there as I think I am talking to a brick wall and slightly losing the plot now...for me it's simple do we limit it to just bluelinked articles or not but they are trying to angle the debate to a sourcing problem and are now accusing me of canvassing. I'm going to drop out of the thing now. cheers --Dom from Paris (talk) 17:48, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

@Domdeparis: You pinged Metropolitan90 twice and are now canvassing here for his/her help to support your very point in the talk. Will you please stop to undermine neutrality on Wikipedia?! Stop this activism to fake consensus! Ymnes (talk) 19:20, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Sigh... they were the one who originally made the edit so there is no canvassing going on just hoping they will be able to explain better than I am because it's not working between us. Cheers. Dom from Paris (talk) 20:43, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 29[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2020, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Tim Ryan (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are usually incorrect, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of unrelated topics with similar titles. (Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.)

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:11, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2018).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial blocks is now available for testing on the Test Wikipedia. The new functionality allows you to block users from editing specific pages. Bugs may exist and can be reported on the local talk page or on Meta. A discussion regarding deployment to English Wikipedia will be started by community liaisons sometime in the near future.
  • A user script is now available to quickly review unblock requests.
  • The 2019 Community Wishlist Survey is now accepting new proposals until November 11, 2018. The results of this survey will determine what software the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team will work on next year. Voting on the proposals will take place from November 16 to November 30, 2018. Specifically, there is a proposal category for admins and stewards that may be of interest.

Arbitration

  • Eligible editors will be invited to nominate themselves as candidates in the 2018 Arbitration Committee Elections starting on November 4 until November 13. Voting will begin on November 19 and last until December 2.
  • The Arbitration Committee's email address has changed to arbcom-en@wikimedia.org. Other email lists, such as functionaries-en and clerks-l, remain unchanged.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:19, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Metropolitan90. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – December 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2018).

ANEWSicon.png

Administrator changes

readded Al Ameer sonRandykittySpartaz
removed BosonDaniel J. LeivickEfeEsanchez7587Fred BauderGarzoMartijn HoekstraOrangemike

Interface administrator changes

removedDeryck Chan

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a request for comment, the Mediation Committee is now closed and will no longer be accepting case requests.
  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether members of the Bot Approvals Group should satisfy activity requirements in order to remain in that role.
  • A request for comment is in progress regarding whether to change the administrator inactivity policy, such that administrators "who have made no logged administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped". Currently, the policy states that administrators "who have made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped".
  • A proposal has been made to temporarily restrict editing of the Main Page to interface administrators in order to mitigate the impact of compromised accounts.

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • In late November, an attacker compromised multiple accounts, including at least four administrator accounts, and used them to vandalize Wikipedia. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. Sharing the same password across multiple websites makes your account vulnerable, especially if your password was used on a website that suffered a data breach. As these incidents have shown, these concerns are not pure fantasies.
  • Wikipedia policy requires administrators to have strong passwords. To further reinforce security, administrators should also consider enabling two-factor authentication. A committed identity can be used to verify that you are the true account owner in the event that your account is compromised and/or you are unable to log in.

Obituaries


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:36, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 7[edit]

An automated process has detected that when you recently edited 2020 Republican Party presidential primaries, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page New York (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver).

(Opt-out instructions.) --DPL bot (talk) 09:28, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

FIFA World Cup stadiums[edit]

Hmm, I still don't think it's good enough for wikipedia, I wanted to put it to AfD again for a while regardless of the previous consensus. Govvy (talk) 15:04, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

User:Rashedmr49[edit]

The userpage is clearly a CV/Resume ... so I am not certain why userfy-ing it makes CSD inapplicable.--Cahk (talk) 09:57, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

  • See WP:UPYES. "For example: a five page résumé and advertising for your band will probably be too much, a brief three sentence summary that you work in field X and have a band named Y will be fine." You may perceive this as too close to the "five page résumé" that would be inappropriate, but in that case it would be better to provide an explanation to the user and request that he edit his user page accordingly, rather than just asking to have the page speedily deleted. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 14:22, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2018).

Guideline and policy news

  1. G14 (new): Disambiguation pages that disambiguate only zero or one existing pages are now covered under the new G14 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-disambig}}; the text is unchanged and candidates may be found in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion as unnecessary disambiguation pages.
  2. R4 (new): Redirects in the file namespace (and no file links) that have the same name as a file or redirect at Commons are now covered under the new R4 criterion (discussion). This is {{db-redircom}}; the text is unchanged.
  3. G13 (expanded): Userspace drafts containing only the default Article Wizard text are now covered under G13 along with other drafts (discussion). Such blank drafts are now eligible after six months rather than one year, and taggers continue to use {{db-blankdraft}}.

Technical news

  • Starting on December 13, the Wikimedia Foundation security team implemented new password policy and requirements. Privileged accounts (administrators, bureaucrats, checkusers, oversighters, interface administrators, bots, edit filter managers/helpers, template editors, et al.) must have a password at least 10 characters in length. All accounts must have a password:
  1. At least 8 characters in length
  2. Not in the 100,000 most popular passwords (defined by the Password Blacklist library)
  3. Different from their username
User accounts not meeting these requirements will be prompted to update their password accordingly. More information is available on MediaWiki.org.
  • Blocked administrators may now block the administrator that blocked them. This was done to mitigate the possibility that a compromised administrator account would block all other active administrators, complementing the removal of the ability to unblock oneself outside of self-imposed blocks. A request for comment is currently in progress to determine whether the blocking policy should be updated regarding this change.
  • {{Copyvio-revdel}} now has a link to open the history with the RevDel checkboxes already filled in.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Accounts continue to be compromised on a regular basis. Evidence shows this is entirely due to the accounts having the same password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately.
  • Around 22% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 20% in June 2018. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless of whether you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:39, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

wrong section?[edit]

Not sure, but perhaps you did not realize you did not register your !vote and reasoning in the survey section at Talk:Julian_Castro#Survey. --В²C 01:52, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2019).

ANEWSicon.png

Administrator changes

added EnterpriseyJJMC89
readded BorgQueen
removed Harro5Jenks24GraftR. Baley

Interface administrator changes

removedEnterprisey

Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is currently open to reevaluate the activity requirements for administrators.
  • Administrators who are blocked have the technical ability to block the administrator who blocked their own account. A recent request for comment has amended the blocking policy to clarify that this ability should only be used in exceptional circumstances, such as account compromises, where there is a clear and immediate need.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus in favor of deprecating The Sun as a permissible reference, and creating an edit filter to warn users who attempt to cite it.

Technical news

  • A discussion regarding an overhaul of the format and appearance of Wikipedia:Requests for page protection is in progress (permalink). The proposed changes will make it easier to create requests for those who are not using Twinkle. The workflow for administrators at this venue will largely be unchanged. Additionally, there are plans to archive requests similar to how it is done at WP:PERM, where historical records are kept so that prior requests can more easily be searched for.

Miscellaneous

  • Voting in the 2019 Steward elections will begin on 08 February 2019, 14:00 (UTC) and end on 28 February 2019, 13:59 (UTC). The confirmation process of current stewards is being held in parallel. You can automatically check your eligibility to vote.
  • A new IRC bot is available that allows you to subscribe to notifications when specific filters are tripped. This requires that your IRC handle be identified.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:15, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Ufied[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Ufied has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. [Username Needed] 11:56, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Untou[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Untou has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. [Username Needed] 11:57, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – March 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • A new tool is available to help determine if a given IP is an open proxy/VPN/webhost/compromised host.

Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Committee announced two new OTRS queues. Both are meant solely for cases involving private information; other cases will continue to be handled at the appropriate venues (e.g., WP:COIN or WP:SPI).
    • paid-en-wp@wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private evidence related to abusive paid editing.
    • checkuser-en-wp@wikipedia.org has been set up to receive private requests for CheckUser. For instance, requests for IP block exemption for anonymous proxy editing should now be sent to this address instead of the functionaries-en list.

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:13, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Elections and Referendums[edit]

223 declared Democratic presidential candidates? I knew the field was crowded, but not that crowded. :-) Activist (talk) 20:05, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

  • See FEC.gov for confirmation. We do have to make some distinctions to be able to say which candidates are notable and which are not. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 00:55, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2019).

Technical news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Two more administrator accounts were compromised. Evidence has shown that these attacks, like previous incidents, were due to reusing a password that was used on another website that suffered a data breach. If you have ever used your current password on any other website, you should change it immediately. All admins are strongly encouraged to enable two-factor authentication, please consider doing so. Please always practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.
  • As a reminder, according to WP:NOQUORUM, administrators looking to close or relist an AfD should evaluate a nomination that has received few or no comments as if it were a proposed deletion (PROD) prior to determining whether it should be relisted.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:57, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Deletion Sorting[edit]

In case you haven't noticed, you got quite a discussion going at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Deletion sorting. My sentiments match yours, but others see no problem. ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 23:36, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for catching that mistake of mine! Guettarda (talk) 18:22, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

Icon of a white exclamation mark within a black triangle
Administrators must secure their accounts

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

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:26, 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 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrators' newsletter – May 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • XTools Admin Stats, a tool to list admins by administrative actions, has been revamped to support more types of log entries such as AbuseFilter changes. Two additional tools have been integrated into it as well: Steward Stats and Patroller Stats.

Arbitration

  • In response to the continuing compromise of administrator accounts, the Arbitration Committee passed a motion amending the procedures for return of permissions (diff). In such cases, the committee will review all available information to determine whether the administrator followed "appropriate personal security practices" before restoring permissions; administrators found failing to have adequately done so will not be resysopped automatically. All current administrators have been notified of this change.
  • Following a formal ratification process, the arbitration policy has been amended (diff). Specifically, the two-thirds majority required to remove or suspend an arbitrator now excludes (1) the arbitrator facing suspension or removal, and (2) any inactive arbitrator who does not respond within 30 days to attempts to solicit their feedback on the resolution through all known methods of communication.

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:37, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Eddleston Primary School[edit]

Thanks for trying to clean that up, but I didn't add that deletion header. That was the result of a newbie editor trying to muddy the water by putting words in my mouth. I'm asking at AFD for my redirect to be confirmed since the article creator keeps undoing the redirect. Meters (talk) 03:41, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the clarification. As I've indicated, I agree that the result should be a redirect. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 04:58, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
    • The article creator is being a real pain. Undoing the redirect, putting words in my mouth, removing an SPA tag, removing the AFD tag, complaining about admin abuse, conspiracy, vandalism, etc, leaving bogus warnings on my page, etc. There's some likely socking going on too. Can't make up my mind if this is trolling or just plain WP:CIR. Meters (talk) 18:29, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Regarding your question to Andy Dingley[edit]

You asked at User_talk:Andy_Dingley#Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Locomotives_of_the_Hull_and_Barnsley_Railway: "I can't tell whether your criticisms are directed toward the underlying article or to the AfD nominator." I think they're directed at me personally, not the article. In short succession, he accused my account as being hacked by a vandal (Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Compromised_account_-_GretLomborg_?), nominated an article I recently created for deletion(Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Carbon_buildup), removed a copyvio-based speedy deletion template I submitted after verifying with the tool [1], and posted those two harsh comments in the good-faith AfD's I submitted. I've had no interaction with him prior to this point that I can recall. I think he's angry about the AfD's and copyvio-based speedy deletions I made, and decided to retaliate against me personally.

Personally I find all this pretty distressing, even though I understand that Wikipedia is often an uninviting place. - GretLomborg (talk) 03:23, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2019).

ANEWSicon.png

Administrator changes

removed AndonicConsumed CrustaceanEnigmamanEuryalusEWS23HereToHelpNv8200paPeripitusStringTheory11Vejvančický

CheckUser changes

removed Ivanvector

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC seeks to clarify whether WP:OUTING should include information on just the English Wikipedia or any Wikimedia project.
  • An RfC on WT:RfA concluded that Requests for adminship and bureaucratship are discussions seeking to build consensus.
  • An RfC proposal to make the templates for discussion (TfD) process more like the requested moves (RM) process, i.e. "as a clearinghouse of template discussions", was closed as successful.

Technical news

  • The CSD feature of Twinkle now allows admins to notify page creators of deletion if the page had not been tagged. The default behavior matches that of tagging notifications, and replaces the ability to open the user talk page upon deletion. You can customize which criteria receive notifications in your Twinkle preferences: look for Notify page creator when deleting under these criteria.
  • Twinkle's d-batch (batch delete) feature now supports deleting subpages (and related redirects and talk pages) of each page. The pages will be listed first but use with caution! The und-batch (batch undelete) option can now also restore talk pages.

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:48, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Protect this page[edit]

Can you protect Bol Bol? This page is continusly vandalized.

--Nbagoodfun (talk) 04:05, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Another administrator has semi-protected it already. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 04:11, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2019).

ANEWSicon.png

Administrator changes

removed 28bytesAd OrientemAnsh666BeeblebroxBoing! said ZebedeeBU Rob13Dennis BrownDeorDoRDFloquenbeam1Flyguy649Fram2GadfiumGB fanJonathunderKusmaLectonarMoinkMSGJNickOd MishehuRamaSpartazSyrthissTheDJWJBscribe
1Floquenbeam's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.
2Fram's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.

Guideline and policy news

  • In a related matter, the account throttle has been restored to six creations per day as the mitigation activity completed.

Technical news

  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. Community feedback is invited.

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:20, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).

Guideline and policy news

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
  • The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.

    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:24, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

ANEWSicon.png

Administrator changes

added BradvChetsfordIzno
readded FloquenbeamLectonar
removed DESiegelJake WartenbergRjanagTopbanana

CheckUser changes

removed CallaneccLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

Oversight changes

removed CallaneccFoxHJ MitchellLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

Technical news

  • Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
  • The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:37, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Happy Adminship from the Birthday Committee
WikiThanks.png
Wikipedia Administrator.svg

Wishing Metropolitan90 a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!

-- PATH SLOPU 15:33, 30 September 2019 (UTC)


Administrators' newsletter – October 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Kansas City[edit]

(Same person who put it up there) Don’t you think it’s less confusing if it goes in the beginning? People don’t understand the difference between Kansas City Kansas and Johnson County Kansas. Not trying to be confusing or annoying. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 04:49, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

  • I wanted to move that around because I had gone to the article to find out what county Kansas City, Missouri was in. Since "Johnson County" was the first county mentioned, I misread it and though that was the name of the county where KCMO is located. It turned out that KCMO is actually (mostly) in the similar-sounding "Jackson County". I know that some people might confuse Kansas City, Missouri with Kansas City, Kansas, but Johnson County is a completely different name and doesn't seem likely to be confused with either of them. I haven't seen any other leads of articles about major U.S. cities located in counties, where the first sentence focuses on the city's bordering jurisdictions. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 05:07, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Hey I just moved all the counties next to straddling the border with Kansas because it seemed to fit with that geography. Made sure to put Jackson County first so people know what County it’s in. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 05:09, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

If you have any question about the demographics and the past history of urban decay in Kansas City just let me know , I assume it’s confusing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 23:17, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Businesses usually go to where the money is nowadays — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 23:19, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

The pages were extremely inaccurate and out of balance before , I assume you looked through all of the history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 23:29, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Just Trying to make it fair — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 23:32, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

It takes a lot of effort to get literally half the city on the metropolitan area page because people hate Johnson County so much, honestly just trying to make it fair. Los Angeles metropolitan area page for example says it consists of LA County and Orange County And la County is more than 4 times the size of Orange County, I don’t know why it’s so hard to get half of the city in the lead. I think it’s just an emotional thing. Or the Des Moines metropolitan area for example just lists the central counties. Johnson County is literally almost the largest employment center at this point I really dont see why I have to try so hard to get it up there. It has the reputation of an economic superpower in the Kansas City area and I’ve studied the economy and demographics , people just sweep it under the carpet because they hate it. I can send you countless evidence over and over again idk what the deal is? It’s a sense of entitlement I’m just trying to make this fair, let me know if you have any questions srsly. Numbers tell the average sum of everyone’s experience and is fair. Me being originally from Missouri, I can tell you these pages were wack. It’s just an emotional thing because the city is named Kansas City and people in Missouri get really annoyed and defensive because Johnson County stole all the jobs, it’s just reality tho I’m not pushing anything. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 02:43, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

I’m not here to bash Missouri, I know what it seems like — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 21:33, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Look, I’m the type of person who shoves truth down people’s throats and I seem like an asshole, I just go by numbers, I was really upset because my stuff about Johnson County would get rolled back and then I got banned for using multiple accounts which I didn’t know was a thing. And then I came back and my stuff got rolled back by a “certain someone” so yeah, I’m here to be neutral and not biased but I do get angry. I’m not here to harm anything. Like I said If you disagree with anything lmk. I organize things by total employment and population.


See now I feel weird because you’re not responding and haven’t made an edit in days, so I keep writing on here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 01:45, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

He telling you I’m pushing an agenda when all I’m doing is updating the status of the area. I’m not pushing an agenda, I don’t know why I’m accused of that. Study the economy and demographics of the area. Now I’m getting paranoid :/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 01:51, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Dude im a 20 year old half white half Panamanian originally From lake Lotawana who had studied demographics and economy, my dad living in AZ. It’s not a huge government conspiracy about Johnson County. You probably think I’m like the chairman of Johnson county or something and I hired a bunch of people to make fake studies about the economy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 02:04, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Now I’m just ranting because you haven’t made an edit since I told you I was moving Johnson county further up the page and I feel like you’re watching all my edits or looking for a big conspiracy online or something.

I feel like I’m walking on eggshells rn. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 02:31, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

People will do anything do get Johnson County off the page, it’s entire existence is from the decay of other cities but I’m just trying to make this accurate with numbers. Everyone absolutely hates it outside of Johnson county, seriously. And I mean really really hate it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 04:29, 11 November 2019 (UTC)


So are we cool😎? I came on here kinda angry when I joined because it was kinda lopsided. Trying to make these pages more accurate based off of well sourced numbers. Are we good? Seriously I’m getting paranoid. Just want to make these pages more accurate and I don’t want to piss people off. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 05:31, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Ok I’ll leave you alone now just know I’m doing this in good faith, I have interest in economics and demographics. Let me know if you have any questions or how we can organize it to make it be fair if it isn’t already. Johnson has usually has almost close to double the GDP(economic output)as Jackson. It’s just one of those weird things where reality doesn’t meet the eye and no one gets it and I get frustrated because Most people don’t understand it. I know about 10 other people spreading this stuff around and some are more hostile than others, when you study the demographics it’s kinda weird but it’s the true reality.— Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 05:35, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

The problems is Johnson County had been swept under the carpet since 2005. I’m just the first person who had the numbers to show it. Seriously I don’t see why this is such a problem. People from Missouri hate it , I can show you all the numbers and just want to make it fair and we can work together if you want. Maybe I’m wrong and people just didn’t know the area and how employment worked ? I feel like they did it on purpose but IDK. I’m quitting Wikipedia right now but I’ll check back, in a week or so. But I just want these pages to be fair — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 23:01, 11 November 2019 (UTC)


Like literally I’m just making this fair. I only get mad when someone denies numbers and factual encyclopedic information it’s like a sense of denial or something. Like it’s factual numbers i don’t see how that’s opinionated or POV pushing at all. With other types of things it’s different like format layout etc what goes where and fairness collaboration and working together history and culture. But with numbers , it’s the only way to make it fair , seriously. I don’t know why I have to push so hard just to get it to be fair. It annoys so many people and bothers them really tho. I’m quitting Wikipedia right now for a while , I just feel like I’m going to come back and Johnson County will be hidden in the corner again. Anyways I’ll check back in a week. I don’t see why just going by numbers is annoying people or maybe I’m just being paranoid and feel like people hate Johnson County more than they actually do. :/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 23:16, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

You literally have 2 different counties on opposite sides of state lines with about equal employment in each one and equal densities. It’s like I have to bash my head against a wall to make it fair. And the one in Kansas has a much higher GDP. It’s like they want the metropolitan area page to be another KCMO page. Like I can’t make it any more clear , seriously — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 23:45, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

  • Just to be clear, I was on a break from Wikipedia for two weeks, for reasons completely unrelated to you, your edits, or the article about Kansas City, Missouri. I don't have any real response to this string of posts here because I don't have opinions about these counties like you do. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 04:58, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

I’m paranoid then lmao sorry man, probably because I was banned before. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PanamanianBlanco (talkcontribs) 06:20, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2019).

Guideline and policy news

  • A related RfC is seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure.

Arbitration


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:15, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

A survey to improve the community consultation outreach process[edit]

Hello!

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking to improve the community consultation outreach process for Foundation policies, and we are interested in why you didn't participate in a recent consultation that followed a community discussion you’ve been part of.

Please fill out this short survey to help us improve our community consultation process for the future. It should only take about three minutes.

The privacy policy for this survey is here. This survey is a one-off request from us related to this unique topic.

Thank you for your participation, Kbrown (WMF) 10:45, 13 November 2019 (UTC)