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This is the talk page for Miniapolis (who is proud to be a Wikipedia editor) and is in fond memory of Corinne, one of WP's very best copyeditors. Although I can be reached by email, I prefer keeping discussions on-wiki as much as possible. Due to time constraints, I no longer accept direct copyedit requests; please list articles requiring copyediting for GAN, FAC and the like on the Guild of Copy Editors request page (and consider pitching in with the GOCE, which can always use more help!). Since I take the occasional wikibreak, feel free to undo any administrative action I've taken as you see fit.
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Hi Miniapolis; would you care to weigh in on my talk page? My legendary teeth --> new-ish editor interface strikes again. I forgot your pings are off; feel free to delete this. :) Cheers, Baffle☿gab 20:42, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the poke, Baffle. Gotta check my notification settings; I get some stuff, but didn't get yours. All the best, Miniapolis 20:55, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
No problem; thanks for commenting, I'm aware I can be rather blunt at tines! I forgot to re-sign my comments, so the ping didn't ping. Cheers, Baffle☿gab 21:43, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
In my experience, Baffle, your bark is worse than your bite :-). All the best, Miniapolis 21:50, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
And I think I turned pings back on :-). Miniapolis 21:53, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks; my muzzle is in place. Grrrr-ruff! :D I've noticed Bsoyka has signed up as a reviewer for May. His contribs don't fill me with confidence but we'll see... :) Cheers, Baffle☿gab 01:13, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
(←) Thanks for the heads-up. I left them a note on their talk page; we can't afford to discourage enthusiasm :-). All the best, Miniapolis 01:50, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
Recently, several Wikipedia admin accounts were compromised. The admin accounts were desysopped on an emergency basis. In the past, the Committee often resysopped admin accounts as a matter of course once the admin was back in control of their account. The committee has updated its guidelines. Admins may now be required to undergo a fresh Request for Adminship (RfA) after losing control of their account.
What do I need to do?
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Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)
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)
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.
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.
Hello, Thanks you very much for your copy-editing on Gulabsinh. Can you please help me in writing appropriate 'lead' of Kanta (play) article. (and if you can't, no problem at all) Thanks. --Gazal world (talk) 09:43, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome. MOS:LEADLENGTH and WP:LEADDD are useful guidelines; for that article, one paragraph (two to four additional sentences, drawn from the body of the article, explaining why the play is notable) should be enough. I noticed that you placed the tag last summer; WP:GUJ may be able to help. All the best, Miniapolis 18:57, 9 May 2019 (UTC)