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Wikipetitions Proposal[edit]

I would love to see suggestions, feedback, and questions related to my proposed Wikimedia project, called Wikipetitions. I would also like for anybody who is interested in the project to edit your name into the People Interested.

This would be a great start for better ways to interact with and communicate with our respective countries lawmakers(when/where permitted), and this kind of collaboration would help clarify the issue at hand!

Please, help my project get started and please help make it shine as a star/top Wiki project!—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kyjds (talk)

Inactive local bots[edit]

Hello. This is a list of bots inactive for ~2 years as of yesterday, according to the stewardry tool:

Bot Last edit on Meta-Wiki
HaeBot 2014-10-19 08:43
MiszaBot 2014-04-08 19:11
ՋոկերԲոտ 2014-04-02 17:27
SanniBot 2013-09-26 15:30
Thehelpfulbot 2013-08-28 00:02
AvocatoBot 2013-07-24 19:18
FischBot 2013-06-22 15:42
Snowbot 2013-03-05 06:50
TranslationsVolBot 2012-10-30 21:23
BOTijo 2012-05-05 00:00
DougBot 2011-12-19 15:20
Lucia Bot 2011-08-21 23:28
SoxBot 2008-07-24 02:50
Millbot 2006-02-23 17:08
DrTrigonBot never

What do you think we should do with inactive bots in general? —MarcoAurelio 10:30, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

My opinion:
  1. Between 2 and 3 years inactive → consult with controller.
  2. 3 years inactive or more → remove bot flag.--Syum90 (talk) 12:12, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Lncabh. If at all, remove bot flags of accounts whose owners have vanished. --Vogone (talk) 12:48, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
I wrote a draft some time ago at Meta:Bots#Removal on how to handle removal of permissions from inactive bots. I'd say that, bot accounts inactive for 1 or 2 years (I'd go for one year, but I don't mind 2) should be proposed for de-botflagging, with operator being warned one week before removal takes place. Some time ago Quentinv57 did a major cleanup on inactive bot flags here too. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:07, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm essentially agreed with this draft, and I can agree with one year, I proposed 2 years in order to be as garantist as possible.--Syum90 (talk) 08:10, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

BRfA in need of participation[edit]

Hello. Those interested may find Meta:Requests for bot status/KharBot. I'd appreciate further comments there. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 09:32, 6 April 2016 (UTC)


Hello everyone. Just a note that I've requested CheckUser access on Meta, as per policy which suggests community notification of such a request. The specific page is at Meta:Requests for checkuser/Ajraddatz. Thanks, Ajraddatz (talk) 21:17, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

The request went well. :-) Thank you for all the hard work! --MZMcBride (talk) 22:54, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Note on changes on Category:User xy categories[edit]

As discussed with Pathoschild on Template_talk:User_language_category#Automatically_detect_the_language, I'll be changing the template parameters to remove the language code, which will come automatically with the template via a LUA module. As such, it's normal that until we update the template, you'll see that it does not work properly. That'll be fixed soon. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 16:26, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for informing.--Syum90 (talk) 16:40, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Proposal to globally ban WayneRay from Wikimedia[edit]

Per Wikimedia's Global bans policy, I'm alerting all communities in which WayneRay participated in that there's a proposal to globally ban his account from all of Wikimedia. Members of the Meta community are welcome in participate in the discussion. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 14:40, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, but I think Project:Babel = local VP, Project:Forum = global stuff. –Be..anyone 💩 16:48, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, this page is only for Meta-related issues.--Syum90 (talk) 17:06, 19 April 2016 (UTC)


What's the state of the art wrt Flow on Meta? The rollout list doesn't mention Meta. At least the user talk page beta opt-in feature should be harmless. –Be..anyone 💩 16:45, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, we discussed about Flow recently at Meta:Requests for comment/Enable flow in the Research talk (203) namespace.--Syum90 (talk) 17:01, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
And a decision has already been taken at Meta:Babel/Archives/2014-03#Flow_on_Meta. Nemo 17:03, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Fine, but I disagree with interpreting the vintage 2014 opinion of MZMcBride as decision affecting the user talk page beta test introduced later ("later" not checked). And I could have spent 20min for a stupid talk page archive more productively elsewhere. –Be..anyone 💩 17:30, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
You are free to redirect your talk page to another wiki where you feel more comfortable or efficient, of course. Nemo 19:01, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I think it was made clear we prefer to be able to contact users and not have our browsers crash. --Vogone (talk) 20:41, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Not this weak forum impersonation, that creates a rift between the talk page and the whole rest of the wikiverse. This here is as well a wiki, not facebook. BTW: Redirecting a Flow-Forum is impossible now, this piece of junk is incapable of it Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 04:30, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
The colons are just ridiculous as of 2016; mw:table fixed. –Be..anyone 💩 07:27, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
As of 2016?! The colons were ridiculous as of 2002, I think. ;-)
I'm not sure there's much interest in spreading Flow on Meta-Wiki. As someone who watched the failed LiquidThreads roll-out and who is now watching the stalled(?) Flow roll-out, I'm still pretty wary of switching to it. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:52, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

My Unblock Request[edit]

My unblock request on the EN Wikipedia has been sitting for several days waiting for comment by the blocking administrator who hasn't responded. Anything you can do, I really want to get back to editing The Newspaper (talk) 14:39, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, this page is only for Meta-related issues; to discuss about other projects please go to the Wikimedia Forum.--Syum90 (talk) 08:04, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Archives on Talk:Title blacklist[edit]

Hi, we are discussing on how to archive Talk:Title blacklist by a bot. Discussed about that until now are, in chronological order:

  1. User_talk:Whym#ArchiverBot_on_Talk:Title_blacklist
  2. User talk:Euku#Archives_on_Talk:Title_blacklist
  3. User_talk:Steinsplitter#Archives_on_.5B.5BMeta:Requests_for_deletion.5D.5D_and_.5B.5BMeta:Proposed_page_moves.5D.5D

We are waiting for more opinions.--Syum90 (talk) 12:16, 28 April 2016 (UTC)