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The Signpost: 1 December 2018[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – December 2018[edit]

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

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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


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Tech News: 2018-49[edit]

16:12, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Top marks for protecting Deutsche Bank[edit]

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Very top shelf work protecting Deutsche Bank from vandals chanelling from Bulge Bracket. You're the type of admin Wikipedia deserves. Danke schön! One Factor (talk) 01:15, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
@One Factor: Bitte schön! If you think that an article needs to be protected, you can request it at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. Or you can contact me here, if I'm around. Face-smile.svg Mz7 (talk) 07:41, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2018-50[edit]

17:33, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Hi Mz7, Sending you a warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019 and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 15:49, 13 December 2018 (UTC) Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

CVUA Trainers[edit]

Hi Mz7, I realise I'm probably jumping the gun on this, but I was wondering what the criteria were for volunteering as a CVUA trainer. Do you need to be an admin, or is this something that ordinary users can do? I'm sure that a certain period of 'earning my spurs' would be appropriate, and I don't imagine that I'm quite over the line yet; nevertheless, your feedback has been encouraging, and I would be interested in helping others get started in the right way once I have satisfied the community that I'm ready. If this is something that I can do without admin status, and if it might be helpful, please let me know how to proceed once you've graduated me. As an aside, thanks for working me through everything over the last few weeks - I've learned more in the last few months about how Wikipedia works than I'd figured out for myself in the previous 10 years. GirthSummit (blether) 21:12, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi Girth Summit. There aren't any formal requirements for being a CVUA trainer; you don't need to be an administrator, and there's no objective numbers needed. If you feel that you are sufficiently knowledgeable about counter-vandalism on Wikipedia and feel confident that you would be able to pass that knowledge on to others, then I say go for it! I think you're pretty knowledgeable already. :) I will take a look at your answers and graduate you later today. Mz7 (talk) 06:07, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks. Do I need to sign up anywhere, or do I just edit the table on Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit/Academy/Instructors to include my details? GirthSummit (blether) 15:31, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
@Girth Summit: All you need to do is edit the table at Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit/Academy/Instructors to include your details. For the course materials, I used User:Callanecc/CVUA/Tasks for much of it, though I modified some assignments for you, since you already had experience with some tools, like Twinkle. If you have any questions or run into any difficulty, feel free to ask me at any time. Mz7 (talk) 05:02, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018[edit]

Hello Mz7,

Reviewer of the Year
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This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

The backlog is now approaching 5,000, and still rising. There are around 640 holders of the NPR flag, most of whom appear to be inactive. The 10% of the reviewers who do 90% of the work could do with some support especially as some of them are now taking a well deserved break.


Really good news - NPR wins the Community Wishlist Survey 2019

At #1 position, the Community Wishlist poll closed on 3 December with a resounding success for NPP, reminding the WMF and the volunteer communities just how critical NPP is to maintaining a clean encyclopedia and the need for improved tools to do it. A big 'thank you' to everyone who supported the NPP proposals. See the results.


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Tech News: 2018-51[edit]

20:34, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas !!![edit]

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The Signpost: 24 December 2018[edit]

Merry Christmas![edit]

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Hello Mz7, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

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Merry Christmas![edit]

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Happy editing,

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Greetings ![edit]

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Seasonal Greetings[edit]

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Happy editing,

@Boothsift 01:11, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

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Village pump (proposals)#Reduce number of vandalism warning levels[edit]

Hi Mz7, Greetings to you. There is a proposal at Village pump(proposal) regarding Reduce number of vandalism warning levels which you might be interested to join the discussion. cheers. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 22:49, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg I had no other way to thank you for one of your recent edits. Imagine this to be a piping hot cup of Lapsang Souchong. Best regards, Hamster Sandwich (talk) 07:32, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Hamster Sandwich! Mz7 (talk) 07:33, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry (Belated) Christmas and Happy New Year![edit]

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Happy editing,

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Happy New Year, Mz7![edit]

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Happy New Year![edit]

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Happy New Year![edit]

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Happy New Year!

Hello Mz7: Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikipedia, and have a great New Year! Cheers, Abelmoschus Esculentus talk / contribs 05:34, 1 January 2019 (UTC)



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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.

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You've got mail[edit]

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Hi Hummerrocket. Just want to let you know that I have seen your message, and I'll probably get back to you at some point tomorrow. Mz7 (talk) 01:47, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi, just checking in. No rush. Hummerrocket (talk) 03:40, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Hey Hummerrocket, I sent you a reply. I apologize in advance about its length. I tend to get carried away like that. Face-smile.svg Mz7 (talk) 06:15, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

CVUA[edit]

Hi, I pinged you on my CVUA page and you said you'd evaluate the answers that evening but, you weren't able to do so. I know you're busy but I thought of reminding you. Thanks in advance. Bingobro (Chat) 15:57, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Bingobro, sorry about the delay! Mz7 (talk) 23:50, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

You Jin[edit]

Hi - I saw that you reverted the changes I made to You Jin’s Page. You Jin is my mother and the information from the library page is actually from my mum’s biography. So she owns the copyright. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.56.98.179 (talk) 14:24, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Unfortunately, your mother will need to send proof of this to us, as well as give us permission to use her work. We need a specific kind of permission: we need permission not only to use her work, but for anyone in the world to also use and edit it freely. Please see Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for more information. Mz7 (talk) 18:26, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

You are cordially invited to Stanford University to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday[edit]

Join us in celebrating Wikipedia's 18th birthday at Stanford University!
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I am delighted to invite you to the 2019 Wikipedia Day party at Stanford, which will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 5:00-8:30pm.

There will be pizza, cake, and refreshments; both newcomers and experienced Wikimedians are welcome! We will have a beginner track with tutorials, and an advanced track with presentations, lightning talks, and tips and tricks. Admission is free, and you do NOT have to be a Stanford University student to attend.

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See you soon! All the best, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c)
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thankyou for conditional unblock is the redaction of my talk page OK?[edit]

Hello thankyou very much for your kind consideration and the conditional unblock. I have redacted my talk page so that I do not even have the appearance of self promotion. Is this OK? E.3 (talk) 03:44, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

E.3, please don’t redact the comments that I was making. It’s okay to archive or even remove our conversation from your talk page, but I think it’s important that if you do keep our conversation up, you leave it intact as it was. Mz7 (talk) 04:16, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
OK thankyou I will unredact it and then archive. E.3 (talk) 04:17, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-02[edit]

18:29, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

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Counter-Vandalism[edit]

I am interested in taking the Counter-Vandalism course(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism_Unit/Academy). I would like to learn about all the different tools and I am like roll backing edits in my free time. I am mostly only available on weekends(Sat, Sun) and a little on weekdays, so please let me know if that is an issue for you. Could I enroll in your class? Mosrod Talk 00:29, 9 January 2019 (UTC) (Forgot my signature on Phone)

@Mosrod: Sorry for the delay in responding. How about we start this weekend? On Friday, I'll set up your course page. Face-smile.svg Mz7 (talk) 03:12, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
@Mz7: Ok, I can do Friday after about 8:00PM EST, then on Saturday from 8:00AM EST to 1:30PM EST and 9:00PM EST to 10:00PM EST and Sunday from 8:00 AM EST to 10:00PM EST ( mostly the whole day) Thanks for enrolling me and I'm excited to learn more about Wikipedia's counter vandalism unit! MosrodTalk 00:25, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Mosrod, we don't need to schedule to this degree of granularity. The way it'll work is I'll leave a set of questions or tasks that you'll do on your own time, and I'll leave feedback once you let me know you're finished, then give you the next set of questions or tasks. Mz7 (talk) 05:36, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Mosrod: I've created your course page at User:Mz7/CVUA/Mosrod. Please take a look at the first assignment and let me know if you have any questions! Mz7 (talk) 05:44, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Mz7: I completed the questions on the course page. MosrodTalk 02:23, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
@Mz7: Should I ping you when I completed the questions? MosrodTalk 00:23, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
@Mz7: I've finished the questions. MosrodTalk 00:23, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
@Mosrod: Sorry for the delay in responding. I've had an extraordinarily busy week. I will get back to you by Friday. Mz7 (talk) 04:47, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
@Mz7: Ok, thanks. I also got Rollbacker perms and have been using Huggle for a week, and I have some questions about it:

How do you set permission levels (not automatically)? Is a level one warning indicating a AGF edit? If it was obvious vandalism, do you warn the user with a one first (how to change this in Huggle)? How do I order the vandalism queue from worst score to best? What is the difference between disruptive editing vs vandalism(is disruptive editing only edit warring)? I am Keen to get course on Countering Vandalism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism_Unit/Academy). I am approximately active every day on Wikipedia in this year and I would be pleased to get knowledge about these topic by you. Manupriy Ahluwalia (User talk:Manupriy Ahluwalia) —Preceding undated comment added 05:30, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

@Mz7: I am willing to have course on counter-Vandalism by you. I wish to get some time of yours for above subject . Please reply I will be waiting.Manupriy Ahluwalia (talk) 08:50, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-03[edit]