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Meta has a small active community. When a normal user requires the assistance of an administrator or bureaucrat for some particular task, it is not always easy to find one. This page helps users find one when they need one; asking specific admins directly via their talk pages is one way to elicit a fast response. See also: Stewards' noticeboard, Identification noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies
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Requested edit: MediaWiki:Globalrenamequeue-email-body-rejected[edit]

Please add a line:

The reason provided was: "$3".

(or similar). This would help with the user experience. See phabricator:T96957 (not a valid bug, it seems?) –xeno 15:57, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Proper fix would be to the WikimediaMessages extension directly (with an open patch atm). Though, translations are useless due to phab:T97802. --Glaisher (talk) 15:59, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I read on and see that now. Please consider my request withdrawn. –xeno 16:00, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
User:Glaisher, do you have any idea how long phabricator:T96957 will take to be resolved; and would my request be alright as a temporary measure in the interim? I'm concerned about the user experience. –xeno 14:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and added $3 to the local page because atm translations are useless anyway. Will also try to find someone to merge that patch. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 09:34, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
For some reason, it didn't work so I've reverted it. I'll try to look into it. --Glaisher (talk) 09:52, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
I figured out the issue but have reverted it again because of some issues which were raised on IRC. Someone is going to mail about this to global renamers' mailing list, I think. --Glaisher (talk) 10:27, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll take a look. –xeno 10:41, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Added it again. Note that what you enter in 'notes' field will be sent to the user in the mail, not the 'reason'. --Glaisher (talk) 15:21, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks very much. Global renamers mailing list has been advised to use the "notes" field when rejecting requests. –xeno 15:45, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Millions of funds[edit]

Hi. I don't believe the wording used in this banner. Are there millions of funds? If not, could the sentence be fixed? Killiondude (talk) 05:58, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

I encourage you to make any requests for changes or other comments regarding the election banners on the talk page for this year's election. I will answer this specific question there once I copy this over. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 07:29, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
@Varnent: Also the colors (white on 24C54F background) for [Help with translations!] is also not en:WCAG compliant. Please consider fixing that as well. --Glaisher (talk) 09:39, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Again - this is not the correct discussion page - please direct your comment to the page I mentioned. Thank you --Varnent (talk)(COI) 12:11, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Varnent, Central Notice points people here to talk about the Central Notice messages that need changing. Perhaps you want to add a note on there that all Fundraising central notice messages are special and have their own talk pages. Killiondude (talk) 20:47, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
I will pass along that suggestion, seems like a reasonable idea to me. I suspect the wording would need to be "some banners" as these are election banners (not fundraising) - but I suspect the same is true for others. -Varnent (talk)(COI) 21:03, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
This is the correct page for the discussion no matter what you think. :) Grammar and accessibility errors are urgent and can/should be addressed by any sysop/banner-admin at the earliest opportunity. --Nemo 21:33, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
All of the WMF election committee members have temporary local sysop rights, it's more appropriate if they fix it themselves (although this page is the correct page to made such report because it's sysop job to fix CN banner).--AldNonymousBicara? 21:52, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps "better place to discuss" is more appropriate than "correct place." Either way, the committee would prefer conversations on improving the banners take place on the previously mentioned elections talk page. Thank you -Varnent (talk)(COI) 22:15, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for Central Notice Banner - Wikipedia Festival in Athens, Greece, on May 12[edit]

Wikipedia blue globe.jpg

We request a central notice banner to call for participation on the great celebration event of Wikipedia on May 12, in Athens, Greece. The event is approved as part of a meta action, is run by wikipedians and is funded by wmf (info). It is turned to a big celebration (the greatest so far in Greece) for the whole Wikiepdia and not only Wikipedia School. Here is the page of the event inside Wikipedia and here on the host's site.

  • text (Greek): Γιορτή Βικιπαίδειας στην Αθήνα - Τρίτη 12 Μαΐου, Τεχνόπολη (Γκάζι)
  • text (English): Wikipedia Festival in Athens - Tuesday, May 12, Technopolis (Gazi)
  • link: _
  • dates: until the end of May 12, 2015
  • projects: all
  • language: el, en
  • both anonymous and logged in
  • Geolocated to: GR (Greece)

--ManosHacker (talk) 08:11, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

@ManosHacker: Looks like the event ends on 20:30. Would it be okay if the banner is scheduled to end by that time rather than end of the day? --Glaisher (talk) 08:48, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Of course, please put it up today, until May 12, 20:30 (Greece timezone). Thank you.--ManosHacker (talk) 09:09, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

@Glaisher:. I think you should put it on hold. The banner is pointing to a protected page, as there is no consensus on its title. There is a discussion in greek Agora and we haven't reached to an accepted title. ManosHacker jumped off the discussion to act on his own. -Geraki TL 12:47, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

@Glaisher:. Following the remark above, a vote has been requested in order for users to approve the text of the banner, see el:Βικιπαίδεια:Αγορά#Ψηφοφορία, el:Βικιπαίδεια:Αγορά#Ψήφοι. The result is in favour of the banner as presented above. The event is due for Tuesday, so only one day is left now. --FocalPoint (talk) 21:00, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

???? --FocalPoint (talk) 04:53, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

I;ve tried to set it up the past hour but can't because of some weird issue. --Glaisher (talk) 12:28, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
For the record, the bug has been fixed now. --Glaisher (talk) 05:57, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

On self-requested blocks[edit]

Hi. I'm being asked (Special:Permalink/12202182#Questions) by 6AND5 to block his account on demand. IIRC in the past this Project looked with reticence the use of the block tool in this way. Is this opinion still shared by my fellow admins? -- MarcoAurelio 22:20, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio:, He also ask me to block him on id.Wikipedia (w:id:Pembicaraan_Pengguna:Aldnonymous#Request). This are connected to Steward_requests/Permissions/2015-05#6AND5.40hy.wikiquote, Stewards'_noticeboard#Personal_insults and Stewards'_noticeboard#Terrible_behavior.2C_lies_of_User:6AND5, possible ragequit, it's better to talk with this user rather than blocking him.--AldNonymousBicara? 22:23, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't want to block, good night...--6AND5 (talk) 22:33, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
I see no reason to accept such requests. If they want to quit, they can simply quit; no need to block. --Glaisher (talk) 05:57, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Block vandal[edit]

Could somebody please block User:Vit.jurcak who is only trying to vandalize the current election centralnotice? And maybe you could also publish the fix to the centralnotice /cs translation which has been sitting for two days. --Mormegil (cs) 15:40, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

@Mormegil: Yes check.svg Done - I've updated the message and left the user a warning. If he continues after that, he'll be blocked. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio 22:06, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
@Mormegil: Good afternoon. Sorry, I thoung it was private. It will not happen again. Thank you for reading this letter and I will remain silent. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vit.jurcak (talk)

Request for CentralNotice banner[edit]

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the First meeting with Wikipedians from Entre Ríos planned by Wikimedia Argentina in Paraná, Entre Ríos, next May 28th.

This is the campaigns: