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A barnstar for your patience in helping people[edit]

The Barnstar of Diligence
You have the patience of Job when you help editors with technical problems, and I thought you deserved some formal recognition for it.--Bbb23 (talk) 12:29, 16 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you[edit]

The Barnstar of Diligence
I don't remember whether I've ever given you a barnstar before; if not, it's long overdue. Thank you so much for helping me time and time again, as well as helping many other users.--Bbb23 (talk) 17:19, 5 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Thank You[edit]

"Appreciation Knucks"
These knucks symbolize my appreciation for the Wiki teamsters, such as yourself, who create pathways to knowledge through their diligent efforts working quietly behind the scenes. As a user I am grateful, now more than ever, so I felt prompted to say hello and show gratitude by saying thanks for setting an example for users, such as myself, to contribute more. Stay blessed, Saint, Stephen Gunning (talk) 09:39, 28 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

Precious
Nine years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 10 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Happy First Edit Day![edit]


A barnstar for you![edit]

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you so much for all your work coordinating the elections. It couldn’t have happened without you. From helping with the guide to posting the final results, you did a great job running a smooth election. Thanks! - 🔥𝑰𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆 (𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌)🔥 01:55, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hidden ToC dis-appeares on it's own during scrolling[edit]

[[1]]

Sorry, a little late.

With "Zebra 1" the scrolling is OK, i.e. I can scroll down to the bottom.

Steue (talk) 06:02, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Steue thanks for the update, this should have been rolled out for the fix without having to use the Zebra feature parameter now as well. — xaosflux Talk 11:37, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks for all your work on the election! -- Asartea Talk | Contribs 09:27, 30 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Merry Christmas![edit]

Hello, Xaosflux! Thank you for your work to maintain and improve Wikipedia! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year 2024![edit]

Happy New Year!
Hello Xaosflux:


Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unnecessary blisters.

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Administrators' newsletter – January 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2023).

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Happy New Year, Xaosflux![edit]

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Tech News: 2024-02[edit]

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Transfer of user's right[edit]

Citing you (from here) that "There is no technical mechanism to "transfer" access from one account to another. Users with the ability to manage permissions may technically add and remove permissions groups from accounts individually. ..." That's what transfer means to my mind when submitting the question and the possibility of it was what I meant to ask. Thanks for ensuring that this is possible.
Moreover, I asked about that on Village pump (policy) because I guessed it's part of Wikipedia policy regarding the transfer possibility. It's not like I was asking if there's a magical button to enable instant transfer that could make me asking about this (possibility of right transfer) on Village pump (Technical) or Village pump (Idea lab). Natsuikomin (talk) 22:12, 11 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 10 January 2024[edit]

Response about my talk page[edit]

Hey, yeah sorry my talk page is large. I've been waiting on the mediawiki team working on enhancing talk page experience to roll out automated page management which preserved linking to the topic headers. Possibly that is supported now? Seeing now that my talk page can't be saved, I wouldn't mind the help. I still think this should be solved by the Mediawiki configuration and not by ad-hoc user scripts and bots as this is a core function of communication and linking should be preserved. See my previous note User talk:Wolfgang8741#Archiving though I'm not opposed to getting some help. I don't have time at the moment to move some of the automated newsletter posts like "Wikidata weekly summary #430" and " This Month in GLAM: September 2020" to their own subpages and probably the largest offenders for space. I don't link to those posts typically, but do reference them and do link to other conversation on and off wiki. I just don't remember where those newsletters are configured to fix where they post and would love if they linked back to manage that so users can find it easier. Sorry for not managing this, I was hoping it would be fixed by the system updating to something that didn't break links and broadly implement pagination. Wolfgang8741 says: If not you, then who? (talk) 19:52, 12 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Wolfgang8741 it happens, and it isn't a huge deal. I agree that scripts and bots can be problematic in this matter! I can give your page a try to just get it easily usable in the short-term with a one-time archive (and if you don't like it just revert we are a wiki after all! Technically the mass-message newsletters reveal their list, but it is in the form of a hidden comment on the page source (e.g. that one is here). Hope you don't think I'm singling you out here, someone linked your page in an example of very large pages in another discussion and I thought you could use some help. Things are certainly easier if editors can just worry about making the encyclopedia better and not this technical stuff! — xaosflux Talk 20:06, 12 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-03[edit]

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Tech News: 2024-04[edit]

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Notification: Feedback request service is down[edit]

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I didn't get an email, however if this is in reference to ticket:2024012510010752 - it is open and being discussed still. — xaosflux Talk 16:59, 30 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 31 January 2024[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – February 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2024).

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  • Pages that use the JSON contentmodel will now use tabs instead of spaces for auto-indentation. This will significantly reduce the page size. (T326065)

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  • Following a motion, the Arbitration Committee adopted a new enforcement restriction on January 4, 2024, wherein the Committee may apply the 'Reliable source consensus-required restriction' to specified topic areas.
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SWMT[edit]

Dear Xaosflux, Hi and can you add my alternative account's name on SWMT Whitelist on per my request.😊~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 14:25, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

That seems fine, but I don't normally deal with that - can you link me to the whitelist page you are referencing? — xaosflux Talk 14:30, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Xaosflux, thanks for reply, I've sending you an screenshort of SWMT whitelist My this account is added by mahler on my request before 1 year. 😊~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 14:40, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, I don't understand exactly what you are asking. Is there a page you want me to edit? If so, please provide a link. — xaosflux Talk 14:47, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Xaosflux,I'm talking about the whitelist that m:Small Wiki Monitoring Team looks like, which can only be put on the list by stewards, Bureucrats or administrators, you see at the top a picture of a Small Wiki Monitoring Team I see, I understand by giving you an example-On whitelist added by loftyabyss: No reason reason. 😊~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 14:58, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Aviram7 if you don't give me a link to list you want me to edit, I can't do anything for you. If you don't know this, please follow up at meta:Talk:Small Wiki Monitoring Team. — xaosflux Talk 15:11, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I'm ready to following you as you on meta:Talk:Small Wiki Monitoring Team. 😊~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 15:20, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

AN/I report[edit]

Hi, User:GoutComplex has been reported at AN/I here and a month ago here, but neither the user or any admin have responded. I think that the user's continuing use of poor sources is a problem and that they should be encouraged to respond to the advice on User talk:GoutComplex. I have added some diffs to the latest report. Do you agree or am I expecting too much from them? I posted here because you were on the list of recently active admins. TSventon (talk) 15:01, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@TSventon I'm not familiar with this issue and don't have time to work on it now. Other patrolling admins at ANI will check on it for you. — xaosflux Talk 15:12, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, I fear that patrolling admins at AN/I have already indicated by their silence that they do not see a major problem. On the other hand, GoutComplex joined the AN/I discussion shortly after I mentioned them on your talk page. TSventon (talk) 15:59, 5 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-06[edit]

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CSS help - section transclusion[edit]

Hey Xaos! Can you help me with something UI related?

In our Albanian village pump we have these "windows", called "Dritare", which you can check for yourself here, just below the main header. The idea is to have our VP act as a central hub where admins/experienced users can quickly check the main pages of our community through the so-called "windows" and interact with them to solve any issues without having to leave the page. This is achieved through section transclusion and it works rather fine on its own. Been using it for quite some months now. I was recently thinking to enhance it by introducing a new feature: "Non-empty" windows will have red backgrounds to indicate their backlog status and hopefully draw the attention of interested volunteers. Is there a way you think this can be achieved using only CSS? The problem lies on the "non-empty" part because they're never empty per se, having HTML tags and Mediawiki templates in them. I mean "non-empty" as in "not having any sections/issues open". I'm not sure how to handle targeting in this case or if it is even possible. Maybe that's not achievable using only CSS? - Klein Muçi (talk) 11:55, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Klein Muçi sorry, can't think of a pure CSS route for that. Also, it looks like you are really transcluding those entire page contents? (e.g. w:sq:Wikipedia:Administrata/Votimet/Kandidatura për administratorë/Kandidatura nga të tjerë not just a section of the page) - so page transclusion may be smoother then section tranclusion (which is known to be buggy). As you have these collapsed, I'm assuming you actually want to color the collapsed titles in w:sq:Wikipedia:Kuvendi/Hyrja? (Because otherwise the user still would have to bother expanding it to see the 'red' - and at that point they would already be seeing the 'empty'. So that means you'd be stuck with some javascript - to check for the presence of some sub.sub element, then have it change the class of the area to recolor. Short answer: CSS can't do complex conditionals. Potential workaround could be procedural, "when clearing this page, uncomment the {{empty}} line" - which could emmit something. — xaosflux Talk 13:27, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The reason I went with sections instead of pages is because in that page you linked (admin-related one) the sections are supposed to always be there and that wouldn't show the usual "empty appearance" in the window while also showing the section titles forever in the VP's TOC. And yes, I want the background of the collapsed titles to be red. That's what I thought. Is there a way to have page-related JS instead of utilizing the common.js page? Similar to using page/styles.css for CSS styling? - Klein Muçi (talk) 13:51, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Not yet. But if the target for who needs to see that color change is very low, you could use an opt-in gadget. — xaosflux Talk 14:14, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, interesting idea. Hadn't thought of that approach. Well, I guess that answers all my questions. Just one more thing out of personal curiosity: You say "not yet". Am I to understand there are on-going Phab requests about this? Or was it just in the general sense? - Klein Muçi (talk) 14:19, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
phab:T241524 is the closest. If you don't mind a button click, you could make a dashboard that you click a load button on the top of, and it can call a gadget with the load (sort of how this page works: WP:MYIP). — xaosflux Talk 14:30, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hmm... This goes a bit heavily on the gadget element. I was hoping for a more direct approach towards scripts in general. While one might argue that there isn't any difference between the two words, I believe in practice there is. For example, some time ago I was forced to use JS to solve an issue on our main page (removing some pipes and parentheses, we've talked about it together too). It would seem a bit weird to call this script "a gadget" and have it stand aside on the Mediawiki NS. It's just a script used to modify a single accompanying page. Anyway, this is just tangentially related to the topic's discussion.
Thank you for your suggestion! Unfortunately, knowing my community, any form of interaction diminishes the chance for help volunteering. The red background thing was thought precisely after the windows themselves still weren't enough to solve some issues which have been left open for years now. Nonetheless thank you for your help! — Klein Muçi (talk) 19:52, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

ITN recognition for Kelvin Kiptum[edit]

On 12 February 2024, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Kelvin Kiptum, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. —Bagumba (talk) 10:43, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 13 February 2024[edit]

Tech News: 2024-07[edit]

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Category:Spree killers has been nominated for merging[edit]

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Tech News: 2024-08[edit]

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Feedback request: Wikipedia policies and guidelines request for comment[edit]

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Hey there! Could you help me?[edit]

I have made a phylogeny tree for Jaklapallisaurus but I'm facing a couple problems:

1) I've tried SO HARD lol to get the basal most genus to be bagualosaurus but it doesn't show up :/

2) "Massopoda" should be sister to unaysauridae + plateosauridae BUT it doesn't wanna budge :/ it's right now sister to unaysauridae only DNB XD (talk) 14:31, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@DNB XD I'm not very familiar with that template, however you need to avoid duplicating template variable values inside each template call (the x=y part). For example, you have {{clade}} being used, but have multiple "1=x" on the same entry. — xaosflux Talk 14:42, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, thank you! DNB XD (talk) 02:53, 24 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-09[edit]

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An early congratulations[edit]

Only one hour until the voting portion of the Steward elections end! I wanted to give you an early congratulations for the 100% keep ratio. You did a great job last year and I hope you continue with the amazing work! -- Grapefanatic (Talk) 13:14, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – March 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2024).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The mobile site history pages now use the same HTML as the desktop history pages. (T353388)

Miscellaneous


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A kitten for you...[edit]

...for your wonderful work :)

DreamRimmer (talk) 16:46, 1 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 2 March 2024[edit]

Tech News: 2024-10[edit]

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New message from Aaron Liu[edit]

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Editor experience invitation[edit]

Hi Xaosflux :) I'm looking for people to interview here. Feel free to pass if you're not interested. Clovermoss🍀 (talk) 17:15, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-11[edit]

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RFA2024 update: no longer accepting new proposals in phase I[edit]

Hey there! This is to let you know that phase I of the 2024 requests for adminship (RfA) review is now no longer accepting new proposals. Lots of proposals remain open for discussion, and the current round of review looks to be on a good track towards making significant progress towards improving RfA's structure and environment. I'd like to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has given us their idea for change to make RfA better, and the same to everyone who has given the necessary feedback to improve those ideas. The following proposals remain open for discussion:

  • Proposal 2, initiated by HouseBlaster, provides for the addition of a text box at Wikipedia:Requests for adminship reminding all editors of our policies and enforcement mechanisms around decorum.
  • Proposals 3 and 3b, initiated by Barkeep49 and Usedtobecool, respectively, provide for trials of discussion-only periods at RfA. The first would add three extra discussion-only days to the beginning, while the second would convert the first two days to discussion-only.
  • Proposal 5, initiated by SilkTork, provides for a trial of RfAs without threaded discussion in the voting sections.
  • Proposals 6c and 6d, initiated by BilledMammal, provide for allowing users to be selected as provisional admins for a limited time through various concrete selection criteria and smaller-scale vetting.
  • Proposal 7, initiated by Lee Vilenski, provides for the "General discussion" section being broken up with section headings.
  • Proposal 9b, initiated by Reaper Eternal, provides for the requirement that allegations of policy violation be substantiated with appropriate links to where the alleged misconduct occured.
  • Proposals 12c, 21, and 21b, initiated by City of Silver, Ritchie333, and HouseBlaster, respectively, provide for reducing the discretionary zone, which currently extends from 65% to 75%. The first would reduce it 65%–70%, the second would reduce it to 50%–66%, and the third would reduce it to 60%–70%.
  • Proposal 13, initiated by Novem Lingaue, provides for periodic, privately balloted admin elections.
  • Proposal 14, initiated by Kusma, provides for the creation of some minimum suffrage requirements to cast a vote.
  • Proposals 16 and 16c, initiated by Thebiguglyalien and Soni, respectively, provide for community-based admin desysop procedures. 16 would desysop where consensus is established in favor at the administrators' noticeboard; 16c would allow a petition to force reconfirmation.
  • Proposal 16e, initiated by BilledMammal, would extend the recall procedures of 16 to bureaucrats.
  • Proposal 17, initiated by SchroCat, provides for "on-call" admins and 'crats to monitor RfAs for decorum.
  • Proposal 18, initiated by theleekycauldron, provides for lowering the RfB target from 85% to 75%.
  • Proposal 24, initiated by SportingFlyer, provides for a more robust alternate version of the optional candidate poll.
  • Proposal 25, initiated by Femke, provides for the requirement that nominees be extended-confirmed in addition to their nominators.
  • Proposal 27, initiated by WereSpielChequers, provides for the creation of a training course for admin hopefuls, as well as periodic retraining to keep admins from drifting out of sync with community norms.
  • Proposal 28, initiated by HouseBlaster, tightens restrictions on multi-part questions.

To read proposals that were closed as unsuccessful, please see Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/2024 review/Phase I/Closed proposals. You are cordially invited once again to participate in the open discussions; when phase I ends, phase II will review the outcomes of trial proposals and refine the implementation details of other proposals. Another notification will be sent out when this phase begins, likely with the first successful close of a major proposal. Happy editing! theleekycauldron (talk • she/her), via:

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Remove[edit]

@Samral is a sockpuppet pls remove extendedconfirmed rights. @Xaosflux 151.135.11.200 (talk) 13:01, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

We don't need to bother removing groups from blocked users. — xaosflux Talk 13:38, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
He annoys me and other users by cursing at you via email. Can you please turn off the email sending feature? 176.218.17.226 (talk) 14:06, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
As you are not a registered user, you wouldn't be getting email from us and we can't do anything about someone sending you email directly. If a registred user is having an issue, they can post at WP:ANI. — xaosflux Talk 14:09, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I didn't log in so my username wouldn't show up. Pls turn off email sending. He's a sockpuppet and has no place here anymore. 176.218.17.226 (talk) 14:11, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not working on this, feel free to report to ANI, a checkuser may need to validate the claim. — xaosflux Talk 14:13, 15 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New message from ExclusiveEditor[edit]

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Tech News: 2024-12[edit]

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Feedback request: Wikipedia policies and guidelines request for comment[edit]

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Tech News: 2024-13[edit]

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User Subpages deletion request.[edit]

Good day @Xaosflux please I would like to delete these redirect pages, some where created unintentionally. Please User:Thisasia/common.js/common.js, User:Thisasia/sandbox/common.js User:Thisasia/Status2User:Thisasia/sandbox and these sanebox doc pages, User:Thisasia/sandbox/Doc, User:Thisasia/sandbox/doc and then with User:Thisasia/StatusChanger.js Thanks very much.
Thisasia  (Talk) 01:16, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Thisasia looks like someone already did. — xaosflux Talk 09:03, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes indeed. An admin has done that few hours ago, thanks very and have a good time.
Thisasia  (Talk)
09:09, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 29 March 2024[edit]

Hi[edit]

Hello @Xaosflux, no one is interested in my request. Could you please take a look? Lionel Cristiano? 12:41, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Lionel Cristiano someone will get to it, as you can see there are much older requests backlogged on that page right now. — xaosflux Talk 17:36, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – April 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2024).

Administrator changes

removed
  • Kbdank71
  • Kosack
  • NrDg
  • TLSuda

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Toolforge Grid Engine services have been shut down after the final migration process from Grid Engine to Kubernetes. (T313405)

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • Editors are invited to sign up for The Core Contest, an initiative running from April 15 to May 31, which aims to improve vital and other core articles on Wikipedia.

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Tech News: 2024-14[edit]

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Moomoo[edit]

About 4 years ago you put protection on this page as a redirect but the notes say it a was removed.. the redirect seems to be active and i was wondering if you could remove the protection? Thanks QuantWiz (talk) 18:26, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@QuantWiz I actually lowered the protection, though consider it still a vandalism target. If you have an edit request for the page, please use the talk page. Feel free to appeal at WP:RFUP. — xaosflux Talk 18:29, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the quick reply.. the talk page mentions putting a page for Moomoo the trading app in there which is what i was considering. QuantWiz (talk) 18:32, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@QuantWiz a good way to do that is to write the page at Draft:Moomoo then ask for it to be moved over when it is ready. — xaosflux Talk 18:36, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-15[edit]

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Follow up from my edit request.[edit]

Could you make a similar adjustment on all of the other padlock pages? Geardona (talk to me?) 16:08, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Geardona please drop edit requests so your ask doesn't get lost. You don't have to "sandbox" them for just updating that file description - just put what you want in the ER. — xaosflux Talk 16:35, 10 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-16[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 23:27, 15 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Block me[edit]

Hello @Xaosflux, may you do me a favor and block me until May 10th? I have a few real-life obligations that Wikipedia is getting in the way of. Thanks! Bremps... 02:21, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Donexaosflux Talk 09:15, 16 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-17[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 20:26, 22 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

CHU help[edit]

Hey, I can't get any answer @ IRC, I'm working the new request at CHU/S and go a anti-spoof hit, if I had this hit at ACC I'd go ahead and create the account, but here (at rename) it seems different, does this request need to go to CHU/U? - FlightTime (open channel) 19:35, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

looking. — xaosflux Talk 19:39, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@FlightTime 8 year old, never contributed - I'm not worried about the conflict. — xaosflux Talk 19:42, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Great, that was my take also. - FlightTime (open channel) 19:52, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
JJMC89 says (via IRC) go ahead and rename. - FlightTime (open channel) 19:49, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
so thats +2 :) — xaosflux Talk 19:50, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanx, - FlightTime (open channel) 19:52, 24 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The Signpost: 25 April 2024[edit]

Sarcasm[edit]

Thank you for your sarcastic response to my mistake. I did not mean to press save on the main page in Rater. Ktkvtsh (talk) 22:31, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Ktkvtsh I saw you weren't a newbie so hope that didn't come of BITEy or callous - how about we both split this:

Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know that you did something silly.
? — xaosflux Talk 22:47, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Haha sounds good. Just felt the need to explain myself. Glad we can both laugh about it.
have a great evening! Ktkvtsh (talk) 22:49, 26 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
  • Just wanted to say... we were all having a laugh about how our main page is just a weedy little stub on Discord. Perhaps we should work to get it to featured article status. I see it's severely lacking on sources! —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:09, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-18[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2024).

Administrator changes

readded Nyttend
removed
  • JohnOwens
  • Killiondude
  • MelanieN
  • Nihonjoe

Bureaucrat changes

removed Nihonjoe

CheckUser changes

readded Joe Roe

Oversight changes

removed GeneralNotability

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • Partial action blocks are now in effect on the English Wikipedia. This means that administrators have the ability to restrict users from certain actions, including uploading files, moving pages and files, creating new pages, and sending thanks. T280531

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

  • This may be a good time to reach out to potential nominees to ask if they would consider an RfA.
  • A New Pages Patrol backlog drive is happening in May 2024 to reduce the number of unreviewed articles in the new pages feed. Currently, there is a backlog of over 15,000 articles awaiting review. Sign up here to participate!
  • Voting for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) election is open until 9 May 2024. Read the voting page on Meta-Wiki and cast your vote here!

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Reminder to vote now to select members of the first U4C[edit]

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You are receiving this message because you previously participated in the UCoC process.

This is a reminder that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) ends on May 9, 2024. Read the information on the voting page on Meta-wiki to learn more about voting and voter eligibility.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members were invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

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Help for the lame[edit]

I have a script installed (somewhere) that allows me to click on "rollback all". I just invoked it at Special:contributions/GauMutra, and it didn't work. I tried it again in case I misclicked, and it still didn't work. Given that I'm not sure who wrote the script, I'm not sure to whom I should go for help. It might be User:Gracenotes, but if it is, they haven't edited in over a decade (a shame, it's a pretty username). Can you help? Sorry for my shortcomings in this area.--Bbb23 (talk) 13:39, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Bbb23: you have 2 rollback related userscripts:
  1. User:Gracenotes/rollback.js via User:Bbb23/vector.js (should only load when your skin is set to vector) and
  2. User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/massRollback.js via User:Bbb23/common.js
The second of those specifically inserts a "rollback all" link, so I'd start with asking Writ Keeper. — xaosflux Talk 15:06, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Will do; thanks a lot! --Bbb23 (talk) 16:05, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I tried it again just now just in case, and it worked. I don't suppose you know why it didn't work (I use it fairly frequently, so not working is more of an anomaly than working). Writ Keeper?--Bbb23 (talk) 16:06, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry no, scripts can be tricky - sometimes they race against each other and can cause oddities, especially if you have many scripts from different places. — xaosflux Talk 00:42, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Would it be better to remove the Gracenotes script? I don't think it ever runs, it's not supported, and the WK script works anyway.--Bbb23 (talk) 01:01, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
If you're not using vector, it shouldn't run. But I suggest removing any script you are not using. Just put "//" at the front of the line to disable it in case you want to use it again later. — xaosflux Talk 01:09, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I am using Vector (Vector Legacy), but I've disabled it anyway. Given that I don't know what it's supposed to do, I can't really know if it ever runs, but if I find I can't rollback the way I wish to, I can always re-enable it. This whole thing makes me tired, but I do appreciate your help.--Bbb23 (talk) 02:05, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

RFA2024 update: phase I concluded, phase II begins[edit]

Hi there! Phase I of the Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/2024 review has concluded, with several impactful changes gaining community consensus and proceeding to various stages of implementation. Some proposals will be implemented in full outright; others will be discussed at phase II before being implemented; and still others will proceed on a trial basis before being brought to phase II. The following proposals have gained consensus:

See the project page for a full list of proposals and their outcomes. A huge thank-you to everyone who has participated so far :) looking forward to seeing lots of hard work become a reality in phase II. theleekycauldron (talk), via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:09, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-19[edit]

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Feedback request: Wikipedia proposals request for comment[edit]

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Tech News: 2024-20[edit]

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Sorry for bothering you at trwiki[edit]

I felt the need to apologize after i removed your babel. 85.99.19.213 (talk) 17:39, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

No worries, I occasionally make technical edits there but want to be clear I don't understand the language. — xaosflux Talk 18:04, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

About informing people on a RfC[edit]

Hello. I messaged you because you are a steward and thus have more knowledge of policies than me, a commoner. I want to leave a message on a user’s talk page regarding the recent RfC on trwiki as I think he can shed some light to some problems trwiki has. Is such a thing allowed? 85.99.19.213 (talk) 14:16, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

As you are asking this here, on the English Wikipedia, I'm assuming you are talking about edits on this project. Sending a neutral advertisement of an RFC is generally fine here, provided you are not otherwise prevented from editing here (such as by logging out to edit while you are blocked on this project). If you are asking about trwiki, I have no idea what their policies are, I'm not part of that community. — xaosflux Talk 14:22, 15 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
thank you. 85.99.19.213 (talk) 09:21, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Feedback request: Wikipedia proposals request for comment[edit]

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The Signpost: 16 May 2024[edit]

Block me forever[edit]

Just block me permanently. I have caused mass destruction in 2021-2022 as 2001:4454:600:0:0:0:0:0/40. Block params: (anon. only, account creation blocked, email disabled, cannot edit own talk page) 143.44.165.165 (talk) 23:37, 18 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done we don't do self-requested IP address blocks. — xaosflux Talk 00:27, 19 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-21[edit]

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article-section-source-editor in edit summaries[edit]

Hi, remember Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)/Archive_77#Why_is_"#article-section-source-editor"_appearing_in_edit_summaries?? The question has come up again at Wikipedia:Help_desk#What_does_#article-section-source-editor_mean?. DuncanHill (talk) 11:19, 27 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-22[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 00:13, 28 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Langton's ant[edit]

Thank you again for your help in getting the Conway's Game of Life gadget going. I'd also like to add the mw:Template:Langton's ant gadget to the Langton's ant article. Do I need a separate edit request for that, or can I just ask you directly? (cc: Pppery.) 28bytes (talk) 16:04, 31 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

This looks like another basic one. The general workflow for adding a new gadget it to propose it (it can be on the article talk in this case) - then to advertise it at WP:VPT. If the discussion is open for a reasonable period of time with no objection (perhaps a week) activate the edit request and a patrolling intadmin will likely come take care of it. If we run across something that will be complicated (like that xray viewer at VPT right now) or something that will have a large deployment scope (a certain chess game player comes to mind) - it will require more discussion. — xaosflux Talk 16:51, 31 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sounds good, thanks. 28bytes (talk) 17:17, 31 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Another update[edit]

Can we get another update of the CT scan viewer? A number of the requested improvements were made. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:31, 1 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The JS was done, the CSS was not done. See MediaWiki talk:Gadget-ImageStackPopup.css. The best way to request sync updates for these is to file an edit request on the associated talk page. — xaosflux Talk 15:42, 1 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hey Xaosflux What are next steps to expand use… we have solved the requests. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:28, 7 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Doc James hmm, that's a great question. While this could be used for anything, I'm assuming your primary concern is on medical articles; and it would probably be a good idea to get some more eyes on the demo from people like you that are familiar with reading those pages. Perhaps bring it up at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine, maybe make a small demo page in project space and point people to it with the parameter that will load the gadget when they follow the link? I don't see anything dangerous in this script, so not worried there - but could it hang up certain browsers, or break page layouts somehow - not sure. — xaosflux Talk 20:49, 7 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-23[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 22:33, 3 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

CSS issue[edit]

The right sidebar goes underneath the main content in small screens

Hello Xaos! Hope you're doing okay. It's been a while without talking. Can you help me diagnose a CSS problem I'm having with the "new" Vector theme on my homewiki? As you can see from the image, the right sidebar goes underneath the main content on small screens. The same thing doesn't happen with the left sidebar. This is related to our grid (obviously) because when removing the CSS properties for it is starts behaving normally. Any idea what element do I need to target on the skin to handle this? - Klein Muçi (talk) 10:39, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Klein Muçi Are you using a fixed-width (or min-width) element in your localization? If so, take that off, it needs to be able to dynamically adjust. — xaosflux Talk 13:48, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
We do have fixed widths but that's not the problem because normally it would just change the layout configuration when it is exceeded. The issue is the way the sidebar is designed to behave, that is, to go underneath the other elements instead of pushing them so the layout changes. The left sidebar does that, the right doesn't. — Klein Muçi (talk) 17:21, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Suggest you ask over at mw:Talk:Reading/Web/Desktop Improvements. — xaosflux Talk 18:04, 4 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! Just did. — Klein Muçi (talk) 08:14, 5 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – June 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2024).

Administrator changes

readded Graham Beards
removed
  • Deskana
  • Mets501
  • Staxringold

Bureaucrat changes

removed
  • Deskana
  • Warofdreams

Oversight changes

removed Dreamy Jazz

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The Nuke feature, which enables administrators to mass delete pages, will now correctly delete pages which were moved to another title. T43351

Arbitration

Miscellaneous


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The Signpost: 8 June 2024[edit]

Tech News: 2024-24[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 20:18, 10 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tech News: 2024-25[edit]

MediaWiki message delivery 23:47, 17 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Possibly inactive admin[edit]

Hi. Y in the world isn't this user listed in Wikipedia:List of administrators/Inactive?102.159.63.204 (talk) 14:18, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi 102*, that page is maintained by a bot and is not used for any 'official' processing. You may contact the bot operator here: User talk:Rick Block; it could be missing the account due to the non-English username.
As far as Wikipedia:Administrators#Procedural_removal_for_inactive_administrators processing goes:
  • Criteria 1: (SATISIFIED) - there has been an edit in the last 12 months
  • Criteria 2: (SATISIFIED) - there have been over 100 edits in the last 60 months. Additionally they were warned of low editing averages as recently as Feb this year.
xaosflux Talk 14:41, 18 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
rick Block, can you make changes to your bot to insert usernames with diacritics?102.156.65.169 (talk) 11:52, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

By the way, can you downgrade edit-protection for user:edit filter from template to semi? My reason is because the target page is semi-edit-protected, but also admin-move-protected.102.159.8.166 (talk) 12:33, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

You can request changes at WP:RFPP, also please do not use my talk page to follow up with other users. — xaosflux Talk 13:16, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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