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My name is Jesse. If you have questions or comments, feel free to post them below or send me an email.

Nowadays I quietly write scripts, make the occasional edit, and love Shanel. Many moons ago I was an active editor and administrator on several wikis, a Wikimedia steward (2006–2014), a language committee member (2006–2011), an email response volunteer (2006–2011), and a Board elections committee member (2008 and 2009).

Do you mind running the synchbot for me again?[edit]

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Hey Pathoschild. You ran your synchbot for me a couple of days ago, but as it turns out, contrary to what I had believed, not all of my accounts were created. If possible, do you mind running the script for me once more? I've used Krinkle's GlobalSUL tool to create the accounts I didn't know I hadn't created and all accounts should exist at this time. If you could re-run the script, I'd greatly appreciate it. TCN7JM 01:59, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Sure; just add a new request to do so. —Pathoschild 02:08, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Please explain[edit]

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Dear Pathoschild, please explain your obscure contributions to the Dutch Wikivoyage. There is no problem if you do this in English, but the present pages are totally ununderstandable and need clarification. Thank you, DrMennoWolters (talk) 13:52, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Hoi Menno, excuses voor het inbreken, maar ik vraag me af wat het probleem is. Pathoschild maakt op verzoek cross-wiki (d.w.z., op veel verschillende (zuster)projecten, waaronder de Nederlandstalige Wikivoyage) gebruikerspagina's voor andere gebruikers aan, zodat die gebruikers dat niet meer zelf hoeven te doen. Wat is precies je vraag? Vriendelijke groet, Mathonius (talk) 13:59, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi Menno. I edit the Dutch Wikivoyage as part of the Synchbot service, which edits user pages for global users who have an account on that wiki (and on other wikis). For example, a user can ask to update their user page on all wikis (including the Dutch Wikivoyage) so they don't need to do it manually. This service does not affect any other pages. Does this answer your question? —Pathoschild 15:26, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Files at kw.wiki[edit]

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Hey, I see you often perform deletions at kw.wikipedia. I was wondering if you could go through these 20 files I have nominated for deletion as they are already at Wikimedia Commons. They are in this category. Thanks very much. Delsion23 (talk) 20:28, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello Del♉sion23. Please request the deletions on Steward requests/Miscellaneous, and we'll look into it shortly. —Pathoschild 15:31, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

synchbot request[edit]

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Hi Pathoschild!

I would like to ask you to make your synchbot put a copy of w:de:User:JøMa/vector.css on every Wikimedia project (including all wikivoyages, wiktionaries, wikibooks, chapters, metas and so on). There may be several of them already; then I would ask you to let your bot overwrite them.

Could you do me that favour please? Thank you very much in advance JøMa (talk) 17:06, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi again! As you might have noticed, I found the correct place for my requests: User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot#JøMa and User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot#JøMa 2.
I'm not quite sure which obstacles there are – did I understand right that there's a server migration we are waiting for? Best wishes from Germany —[ˈjøːˌmaˑ] 11:21, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi JøMa. Sorry for the delay; I'll be clearing the request queue this week. —Pathoschild 05:50, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Oh, that's fine. Thank you! Am I right that a bot service for mass-changes of preferences is no longer active? :/ —[ˈjøːˌmaˑ] 13:51, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Yep, Quentinv57's preferences bot was discontinued due to password security concerns. It might be replaced later with a script using the OAuth feature Wikimedia recently implemented. —Pathoschild 16:45, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Are you migrating to Tools[edit]

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Gday Pathoschild. I am presuming that you are watching the lights dimming on Toolserver, though your tools are still there. Are you planning on moving and getting steward tools and setting them up in a shared space? Some of the CentralAuth links presumably in your git script are what keep reminding me. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:06, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Billinghurst. All my tools (except stewardry) are already migrated and running on Tools Labs; I'll just waiting for ticket #55929 to be resolved before redirecting. —Pathoschild 21:36, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Oh. So as CentralAuth tool still points to https://toolserver.org/~pathoschild/stalktoy I am presuming that they are migrated though not operational, well not that I could fine by link following. Thanks for the reply and I will sit patiently content to know that something will be happening.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:20, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Pathos, bugzilla:58890 is supposed to be a usable workaround to get toolserver-level quality of crosswiki querying. Have you tried it, doesn't it work? --Nemo 19:16, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi Nemo. Thanks for the suggestion, but my tools already access the databases by shard. The problem is query latency rather than connection latency. —Pathoschild 22:13, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Too bad. Originally that feature was excluded from Labs so it used to be even worse. :( Glad you already managed to keep that feature in the rewrite/port too. --Nemo 09:35, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Eligibility counter[edit]

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Hello Pathoschild, I see you migrated all of your tools to labs, including the AccountEligibility one. In light of the upcoming steward elections, could you possibly set it up for that? We're using the same requirements as last year :) Kind regards and happy holidays, Snowolf How can I help? 01:27, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Snowolf. I added it to both, though you should still use the Toolserver version until Labs issue #55929 is resolved. :) —Pathoschild 06:38, 03 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much :) Snowolf How can I help? 08:52, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
A minor issue: The candidate requirements setting gives the info that candidates should identify prior to 08 February 2013, but that should be 2014 obviously ;) --MF-W 16:55, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Fixed; thanks for pointing that out. —Pathoschild 17:17, 03 January 2014 (UTC)

stewardry tool[edit]

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Hello, Pathoschild!

I tried your tool today but it seems not working at Toolserver at the moment: I want to review inactive bots on ru.wikipedia, check all required fields on your tool's page but page is loading-loading-loading for ages :( I also found your Labs tool but it gives 404 error. Is it a temporary mistake? Thanks rubin16 (talk) 10:54, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Robin. The Toolserver isn't very reliable lately since they're deprecating it. Stewardry is the last tool not migrated to Tools Labs yet, though it will be soon. Sorry for the inconvenience. —Pathoschild 17:47, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Stewardry was migrated shortly after my last comment. The Tool Labs is finally merging their datacenters; I'll redirect the old tool when they're done. —Pathoschild 03:05, 01 March 2014 (UTC)
thanks a lot rubin16 (talk) 09:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
sorry, but would you please give me the link to stewardry tool on Labs? It seems that I am not able to find it myself... rubin16 (talk) 10:22, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
The tool is located at tools.wmflabs.org/pathoschild-contrib/stewardry, but the Tool Labs infrastructure isn't ready yet. Since ru-wikipedia is a large wiki, the tool will take some time to analyze the data regardless; I can query the data manually for you if it doesn't work. —Pathoschild 14:58, 01 March 2014 (UTC)
I suppose I would need your help... the tool shows nothing for me, when I choose "bots" group in ru.wiki and I am interested in the list of bots that haven't edited ru.wiki since 1 March 2013. Thanks for your help rubin16 (talk) 12:27, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Here you go:
Pathoschild 17:24, 02 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot!! rubin16 (talk) 06:12, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Last log event: Never[edit]

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What's going on here exactly? PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:07, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi PiRSquared17. I fixed the incorrect data handling, which was caused by recent changes to Tool-Labs-readify the tool. Sorry about that. —Pathoschild 03:54, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

POTY 2013 Eligibility tool[edit]

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Hey Jesse, could you check and merge this pull-request? Thank you! -- Rillke (talk) 11:24, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Merged into both branches; thanks for the contribution. :) —Pathoschild 18:07, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. That was really fast. -- Rillke (talk) 18:43, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Synchbot[edit]

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Please stop the bot! I found out there was a mistake in the code I submitted! I'm so sorry about it. :( --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 23:36, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Just post the correction and I'll re-run the bot. :) —Pathoschild 23:38, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 23:41, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I fixed the code. Sorry again for the disturb. --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 23:46, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Manuscript available for preview[edit]

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Hello Pathoschild-

I wanted to let you know that I have had a book chapter accepted for publication that draws on information from our early 2013 interview. If you would like to see a preprint copy of the chapter, please let me know. Thank you again for your time and assistance in understanding the work of bot operators on Wikipedia and Wikimedia. I hope this finds you well. UOJComm (talk) 18:03, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello again. I'm definitely interested in taking a look. :) —Pathoschild 18:22, 05 February 2014 (UTC)

Babel[edit]

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Hello Pathoschild! I see that you created this template. It looks like everything is fine with the template. But when {{#babel:uz-N}} is used to display someone's knowledge of Uzbek, the text that appears contains mistakes. Specifically, the word "foydalanuvchi" ("user") appears as "foydalanuchi," which is wrong. Also, a straight apostrophe appears instead of an okina-like symbol. Where and how can I correct this? Nataev (talk) 11:23, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

We are talking about mw:Extension:Babel which is different from a template. I think that you will find that the language components are at translatewiki:Special:Translate/ext-babel. Over at translatewiki there will also be other components translated, or awaiting translating, into Uzbek that would surely could do with review too.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:14, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! I've corrected the mistakes at translatewiki. I've also reviewed the other components there. Nataev (talk) 05:25, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks...[edit]

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...for fixing my edit on the syncbot page. Recently I've been accidentally cutting things instead of copying them. I didn't even notice it that time :( Ajraddatz (Talk) 00:04, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

No problem. :) —Pathoschild 02:20, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Resignation[edit]

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Hi, Pathoschild. I am sorry to see you resign as a steward. Just wanted to say to you that I always admired your work on Meta. Wishing you the best in your life. --Meno25 (talk) 05:52, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, and congratulations on your re-election. :) —Pathoschild 15:12, 01 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks indeed. You will surely be missed... Trijnsteltalk 15:24, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Stewardry not working for Wikidata[edit]

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It looks like Stewardry is not working with Wikidata. When I run it, it gives me,

Could not perform query:
SQL: [56] CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS u_pathoschild /*9f9fd433*/ Params: 0 
Exception: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1290 The MySQL server is running with the --read-only option so it cannot execute this statement

It only seems to affect that wiki. It's affects my active sysop tool. Techman224Talk 04:45, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Techman224. This problem doesn't affect Stewardry on Tool Labs, where it's been rewritten and should be ready for use (with a redirect pending bug 55929). Do note that since Wikidata is a larger wiki, the tool may time out before completion; the rewritten version is significantly faster, but not fast enough for large wikis yet. —Pathoschild 05:29, 03 March 2014 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminship[edit]

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Hello Pathoschild. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2014. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2014. Kind regards, Barras talk 09:59, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I have no objection to my admin flag being removed, and added a comment to that effect on the page. —Pathoschild 14:29, 01 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply! Firstly, let me thank you for all the work you've done on this project in the last years, for all the time you spent here improving the project. I've removed your admin rights as per your comment. Thanks again! Regards, -Barras talk 14:32, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
On a related note, do you still need the importer right here on meta or shall that one be removed as well? Just asking as I'm doing some right clean ups here now ;-) -Barras talk 14:36, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Feel free to remove that one too. —Pathoschild 14:38, 01 April 2014 (UTC)
Alright, did that as well, thanks again, Patho! -Barras talk 14:40, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

pathoschild-contrib/crossactivity: Links to toolserver[edit]

Hi Pathoschild,
on https://tools.wmflabs.org/pathoschild-contrib/crossactivity/ there are still links to the toolserver left, which will be discontinued. At e.g. [1] the first two links in "Related tools:" point to the toolserver versions of the scripts. Please replace them with a appropriate tool labs version. As far as i see there are also some other files where urls need to be replaced. Regards --se4598 (talk) 19:47, 2 April 2014 (UTC) (originally reported on de:user talk:Umherirrender#Tool Crosswikiactivity)

This is way easier[edit]

Please keep it this way. Testing.