Talk:Stewards/elections 2011-2

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Strange behaviour of this page with Firefox[edit]

Am I the only one having problems to get to this page? When I try it my browser (Firefox 6.0 / MacOSX 10.6.8) starts an infinite loop making me force-quit it. I experienced this before, trying pages with buggy javascripts or similar events.

Luckily the global sitenotice points to /Guidelines, which works just fine, but if I want to read Stewards/elections 2011-2 I have to switch to Safari.

I wrote just to inform the local community. - εΔω 09:34, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I use Firefox 6.0 too, and I can see Stewards/elections 2011-2 without any problems... Do you have the same issues with the page Stewards/elections 2011 ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:36, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Seems ok to me (Firefox 6.0 / Windows and Mac OS X 10.7.1). Leandro Martinez msg 09:54, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, but I couldn't detect where my problem takes place. I still can't visit the link in the sitenotice without losing my session. This problem involones only Firefox: I switched to Opera and everything worked fine. Safari is strangely slow, but that's no surprise. Firefox Windows works fine - εΔω 13:00, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Strange. Are you using Mac OS X 10.7.1 and latest version of Firefox? Some bugs, described by apple as reliability of connection it's supposed to be fixed in this update). Leandro Martinez msg 22:44, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Rewrote English lede[edit]

I have Been Bold and re-written the lede in this edit (and this edit), as I found the earlier one impenetrable. Specifically, I have added explicit voting instructions, so people who land here are not lost. Hopefully it is correct; if not, please edit or revert.

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 10:55, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Automatic counter malfunction?[edit]

It seems to me that the automated toolserver chart includes ineligible votes after they're struck out, thereby misrepresenting the results. For example, according to it, current Cekli829's rating is 27/40, while at Stewards/elections 2011-2/votes/Cekli829 only 24 votes in support are counted and no other page revision shows a higher number. --Microcell 12:44, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

It's because someone used :* to strike the votes instead of #: and now it's fixed. Thanks for informing us! — Tanvir | Talk ] 12:48, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Time limit for questions?[edit]

The selectible German translation of the content page header reads:

>>Fragen an die Kandidaten können bis zum 14. September 2011, 23:59 (UTC) gestellt werden.<< (>>Questions to the candidates can be posted till 14 Septemeber 2011, 23:59 (UTC)<<)

However, the English vesion of the header seems to have no such clause. Obviously, questions are still answered and posted after this date.

So I'm not sure if 14 Septemeber 2011, 23:59 (UTC) is any official time limit for posting or answering questions on Stewards/elections 2011-2/Questions --Rosenkohl 10:38, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

It is supposed to be a deadline... it seems.. --Bencmq 14:27, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
English version: "Candidate submissions and questions are closed." Regards a×pdeHello!
As indicated, the English version previously included that 14 Sept deadline (cited above), so the German version is presumably a translation of this older version. Since that deadline (and the candidate submission deadline) have passed, I changed that section to simply read “Candidate submissions and questions are closed.” since most people coming to the page (voters) don’t care about expired deadlines and just want to vote.
I don’t know what basis this deadline has, or how formally it is enforced; I assume it’s correct, and designed to avoid any overlap between question period and voting period, to avoid interaction.
—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 14:41, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Mail received[edit]

Hi everyone. I want to say that the user "Cekli829" has sent me an email saying "please vote" with a link to his/her voting page (not the overview page). I don't know if it's spam but if so, it would be bad for Meta. < image removed by Bencmq > Alakasam 20:46, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

The image shows the user's email address. I don't think that is a public information. --Bencmq 02:55, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Ok it was only a proof. Enough that you have seen it. Alakasam 03:30, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Protesting Stewards elections[edit]

I protest that wikimedia spurns users' privacy. Electing new stewards means more people can get users' privacy information. It increases the risk for information leaking. Therefore, the stewards' group should not be renewed and expanded.--Coekon 23:19, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

I'd say that the need to maintain the reliability of Wikimedia's content is well worth the risk of one of the global community's most trusted users leaking personal information. Ajraddatz (Talk) 02:57, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Voting period[edit]

User:Dferg wrote here proposals like reducing the voting period to two weeks. I disagree. Actually, 3 weeks is too short in my opinion. With a longer period, less frequent users are more likely to find the invitation template and vote. Having the largest participation is crucial to the stewards' credibility and legitimacy. --NaBUru38 11:20, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Sitenotices[edit]

Why are the fu*king sitenotices bothering me over and over again even as I dismiss them every time???--Kozuch 18:54, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry if they disturb you, but tonight it will be over, as the SE's end at 23:59 UTC. Savhñ 19:00, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
If it bothers you much, you can put following lines on your common.css:
#siteNotice {display: none; !important;}
Then it will never be appeared! Regards,
— Tanvir | Talk ] 03:06, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your helo and sorry for being unpolite, but some things just suck here...--Kozuch 09:11, 7 October 2011 (UTC)