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Orange Texas--- notable people from.[edit]

Hi Casey,

Please consider adding the distinguished poet Binford Ramke as a notable person from Orange, Texas. He is still alive and has much success and many honors.

Thank you,

Jim Edelman Monterey, Massachusetts cljvedelman@aol.com

Your admin status[edit]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on yiwiktionary, where you are an administrator. Since yiwiktionary does not have its own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.

If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights, and demonstrate a continued requirement to maintain these rights.

We stewards will evaluate the responses. If there is no response at all after approximately one month, we will proceed to remove your administrative rights. In cases of doubt, we will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact us on m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Best regards, Rschen7754 04:28, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Rschen7754! Please remove my rights from yiwiktionary. I never requested them, they were simply given to me when I created an account. Cbrown1023 talk 11:55, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done belatedly. --Rschen7754 00:45, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

RD personal wars on #wikimedia[edit]

Copy of message sent on IRC: FYI [1]. Please restore functioning of #wikimedia. --Nemo 13:52, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Kronau[edit]

Hi I live in Kronau Saskatchewan Canada when on face book there are lots of us from there it puts us as being in Germanyand we are not from there can you make a notation in your Wikipedia that the town of kernel is also in Canada please thank you

Kronau[edit]

Hi I live in Kronau Saskatchewan Canada when on face book there are lots of us from there it puts us as being in Germanyand we are not from there can you make a notation in your Wikipedia that the town of Kronau is also in Canada please thank you

My revert[edit]

Hi Casey,
thanks for your edit improving the Chapters Dialogue page. Actually, I really like the idea just clicking on the photo to open the next page.

Unfortunately, hiding the description page is not possible, because it violates the Creative Commons license as you can't see the author of the photo and the license anymore. As you may know, it's an agreement on Wikimedia projects that at least by clicking on a photo or image you can see the author and license. As long as we don't have another solution for this, the description page must be accessible directly.

Therefore, I reverted your edit. Please, don't take it personally, I appreciated your idea.

Best, Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 17:12, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, that is the drawback. Thanks for the note! Cbrown1023 talk 17:34, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Cbrown1023,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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