Meta:Babel/Archives/2009-05

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Image cleanup

Please see this and this. Is there any reason to keep all this images?. Some of them have been tagged long time ago and nobody cared about them. Best regards. —Dferg (talk) 17:24, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Nuke 'em  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 21:27, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Symbol wait.svg Doing... the obvious ones. —Dferg (talk) 21:28, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps someone who knows how to automatically delete the links can help delinking the images. E.g.: [1], [2]Dferg (talk) 21:36, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Time to mark the open proxy project as inactive

I came back today to find that there were outstanding requests from 2007 waiting for someone to deal with them. I think that the driving force behind the project has faded and editors are left confused as to why there has not been a response to their request in over a year. Unless some admins want to step up and deal with the requests, I would recommend that the project be marked as inactive and a note placed on the page to contact a local admin to request blocking/unblocking of proxies. Nakon 19:39, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

As I mentioned on ENWP, I handle it there, but if it needs more eyes here, I can help. Dont have the bit here, so I'll have to relegate to tagging and bugging local ops. OverlordQ 07:16, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Nakon. As I mentioned on enwiki some time ago the cross-wiki aspect of this project is deceased. Meta does not have a big open proxy problem, other projects have all open proxies automatically blocked and unblocked, and the rest of the projects probably aren't too bothered by open proxies (to the extent that local sysops can't deal with it any better). There is also global blocking now. While several project block open proxies all the time, I doubt it would be worthwhile to report them all for global blocking, or to block them all globally. So people looking for blocks should ask for global or local blocks, and people asking for for unblock should ask whoever blocked them in the first place. And if the sysops need an open proxy checking they should just ask around or pop over to enwiki where one of us can usually help. One thing I will say is that all the help pages are on meta, so don't delete them just yet. Updating the help pages will be part of deprecating this project. zzuuzz (talk) 09:02, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
I have begun to phase out new block requests in favor of the Torblock extension and SRG for excessive cross-wiki vandalism. I plan on removing the unblock requests in a bit to give time to resolve any outstanding requests and at that time will then refactor the page to provide more information about proxies and their status on Wikimedia projects. Nakon 06:45, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Creating a new global policy

What are the guidelines / procedures for creating a new global policy? Specifically, I'm talking about Biographies of living people. Any comments / input would be appreciated so this can move forward. Cheers. --MZMcBride 17:30, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

I seem to recall something akin to "standard mandatory policies for wikimedia projects" somewhere... foundation-l? It's more likely to have a set of standard policies that both make sense and would be applicable regardless of project. BLP would be a good example of one where there are no foreseeable exceptions. Anyway, if you want to get that pushed through globally by itself, you'd want to bring a discussion of it up on the forum, then if enough people think it'd pass, someone will call for a global referendum of some sort... likely a sitenotice pointing to the discussion and subsequent voting. Best of luck. Kylu 13:31, 16 May 2009 (UTC)