User talk:Joe Decker

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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Joe Decker, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Cirt (talk) 20:44, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:11, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Would You Consider Supporting My Ban Appeal?[edit]

Hi, @Joe Decker: I'm banned from Wikipedia English, and hoping to strike up enough of a community discussion to overturn it. Would you consider participating in that discussion? I made a space for it at my Meta talkpage, here: [1] Colton Cosmic (talk) 17:45, 22 September 2014 (UTC) PS: I picked your name at random from the list of administrators, checking only to make sure you've been recently active.

Sorry, I'm not going to be able to look into it, there's a potential depending on how that played out that I might end up with a conflict of interest, so this is without any prejudice one way or another on the case. Sorry for the delay, I'm a bit slammed with work right now. --Joe Decker (talk) 15:12, 26 September 2014 (UTC)