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Meta:Requests for comment/Adding a local rollbacker flag or alternatives[edit]

Hi, I have created an RfC concerning possible adding of rollbacker flag on Meta or otherwise enabling access to the right not for just administrators. Perhaps it would make sense to discuss it right here, but I decided that a stand-alone page is better for centralising it and for future references. --Base (talk) 22:36, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

The proposal passed and the right has been created. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:59, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:59, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Operating on Meta while locked (as per Global block).[edit]

As the global locking page states that global locks are just global blocks for named accounts and the latter doesn't affect Meta-Wiki unless any disruptions are committed here does that mean that I can hang out on this wiki for the duration of my lock? If not then why not? (the global locking page states that It’s only a temporary measure until global blocks for accounts have been developed.)

Also why can’t I be locally whitelisted for Dutch Wikipedia, if it’s Wikipedia's stated goal to have “building an encyclopedia” before anything else then why should my global lock also affect a wiki I’ve exclusively been a positive contributor to?

Sent from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. --118.70.151.49 00:47, 1 September 2017 (UTC) (Donald Trump)

No, you aren't welcome to hang around here while locked. You've appealed through the proper channels, and you'll receive an answer at some point through them. – Ajraddatz (talk)

Meta talk:Requests for adminship#Proposal: Move to Meta:Requests for permissions[edit]

Proposal to move the page Meta:Requests for adminship to Meta:Requests for permissions, to better reflect the page's purpose and improve clarity. --Yair rand (talk) 04:03, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

The Go button? (📌Reader help needs massive review)[edit]

Unless the standard skin is hiding something from me, the Help:Go button page discusses a feature that no longer exists, and hasn't for some time! (I'm guessing it was unnecessary once the letter-by-letter pop-up list was implemented and was removed.) As you can see, compared to the history of the similar page at en.WP, Help:Go button has languished far too long, which indirectly indicates that the entire documentation set aimed at readers needs immediate and then periodic review.

I'm putting this here instead of Help talk:Go button because we need a lot more attention to this topic, which was brought up there already in 2012.

From what I can see, considerations include:

  1. Help:Go button should be changed into a redirect to Help:Searching or some section of it.
  2. Is this lack of review of readers' documentation as common as this Go button page and its talk page's unanswered question makes me think it is? Or this just one feature that just happened to escape review? (I only noticed it when rambling around this site because "Go" was on top of the list at Help:Reader and I wondered what Go could possibly be.)
  3. Should some system or position within Wikimedia be created to monitor mission-fundamental editing...um...realms? within each project that are reader-focused? Editors are by nature much less likely to stumble across them. (Reading so much wuxiaworld.com has deprived me of the right word, so help me out here please!)
  4. If so, once this system/person finds a project's readers' documentation review is needed or overdue, should someone within Wikimedia perform the review if a volunteer can't be found in a reasonable amount of time?
  5. What characteristics would trigger readers' documentation needing a review? Time elapsed since last edit? Changes being rolled out?
  6. Is there a way to integrate this system/position into existing, reliably used procedures so it doesn't fall by the wayside or cause annoyance until it is axed?

Sorry for the data-dump and I wish I could do this myself, but my real-life limitations get in the way of me following up reliably, so I can only do things in one go as long as I last. Plus, I mainly edit on en.WP and en.WT, rarely here, so/because I don't have a good grasp on what to do around here. Thanks! —Geekdiva (talk) 22:26, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

This is certainly about the monobook skin ([1], but this feature exists in Vector too, only it is not a button. When the dropdown search suggestion appear you can use the matching one to go directly for the page — this is the same as go button, or you can select the bottom most option which will look for pages containing the search term — the same as the search button. It must be indicated on that page that it is about something you see only in non-default skin. Nevertherless as that skin is still in use by many editors I do not think it is right to modify that page in a more radical way. --Base (talk) 22:48, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Change administrator permission[edit]

Hello. I stopped my activity as of March 2017 For clean start. My previous username is Aabdullayev851 and with this username I am administrator on Azerbaijani Wiktionary. Now I want change administrator permission to my new username (Drabdullayev17). What can I do for it? --Drabdullayev17 (talk) 07:35, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

You should notify Azerbaijani Wiktionary about your desire to transfer the admin permission to the new account and then request it on SRP. Ruslik (talk) 12:21, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

New userboxes: Template:User Slovakia and Template:User EU[edit]

Hello! I created new userboxes: Template:User Slovakia and Template:User EU. If you want, you can use them. --MDsmajlik (talk, contributions) 18:33, 23 September 2017 (UTC)