Hello, everyone. I would like to request oversight flag from metawiki community.
Perhaps because of my field of activity, some users used to ask me for suppressing on metawiki (if anyone doesn't know that I don't have this feature, please take this opportunity to notice!). This has been going on for a long time, not in large quantities. However, this has been trending slightly more recently. This has a cause, but it's hard to explain in detail what it is. Of course, there are recent trends too, but the main reason for requesting this tool is that I prefer to do things right away when someone asks me to.
I can't handle these things, so I explained that I can't do and have deleted the mails, but it would have been an unpleasant experience to send their sensitive information. It would be convenient for me and them to be able to do this anyway; the convenience of sending 'done' if the mail content is reviewed and processed (some users who have emailed me requests other than OS requests may know :D)
I'm already an oversighter on kowiki, and I think my activities are already well open to you. I believe that my timezone is UTC+9, which will help a bit with filling in coverage. I think I need this tool, but I well know that this is just my personal opinion and your opinions may vary. So I am here again to hear your opinions. Thank you for your consideration! --Sotiale (talk) 13:57, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
Support. Trusted, competent, and very active. Why not?-BRP ever 14:06, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
Support Definitely. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 14:30, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
Support: Trusted. SCP-2000 14:48, 15 October 2021 (UTC)
Support. Sgd. —Hasley 12:18, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
Support: Don't know you don't have this feature(--Jonathan5566(talk) 12:50, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
Strong support, definitely! I believe that user Sotiale is already a great and trustful checkuser, so I do not see anything that would speak against this. --Koreanovsky(Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 14:49, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
Support Of course! Vermont (talk) 15:06, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
Support Trusted user that will help broaden the language skills of the local OS team, good answer to question below. — xaosfluxTalk 03:12, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
Question: @Sotiale: as a sitting steward and a local OS, I don't have any general concerns - but do have a a couple of questions if you have the time: (1) While our local OS team is small, I'd like to think we are generally quick and friendly with requests that come in; what do you feel is the workflow problem that is driving users to personally engage you rather than our standard process at WM:OS? (2) Some projects take a more liberal approach to applying suppression, whereas traditionally here on the meta-wiki we have more strictly acted only when supported by the global OS policy. What, if any, difference do you see in this situation and how, if any, way would it change the your use of this ability here as compared to a local project? Thank you for your feedback and for volunteering for this. — xaosfluxTalk 18:20, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the good questions! (1) Personally I think, from my previous experience, the metawiki OS service is very quick and friendly. Therefore, my personal opinion is that this is not a problem with the service the team currently providing or the team itself, but rather the confusion experienced by users. I'm actually just guessing why they're sending me mail. I initially thought the reason they mailed me was because I'm a steward, but lately I've been feeling this is because I'm mainly involved in activities related to privacy, especially checkuser. The reason I think this is, because more than half of these emails come from speakers of a specific language, sometimes in their native language. Perhaps they believe I have this feature, and seem to be sending mail to the username they see often. (2) Although the global OS policy is common to all wikis, its application varies according to the culture and customs of each individual wiki. If metawiki strictly enforces the global policy, that would mean that the tool should be used in obvious cases; non-login editing of account users, sexual harassment, and doxxing(especially addresses and phone numbers). This will make a difference in assessing whether revdel can solve the problem or not, whether this must be suppressed, etc. I generally tend to treat with revdel in my local except for serious sexual insults, privacy problem, and username about serious insults to certain users (especially username to summon their family members..?), so I'll do something similar on metawiki, but depending on the precedent and the way the team has dealt with it in the past, the scope will need to be narrowed or broadened. --Sotiale (talk) 02:49, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
Support: Trusted with multiple advanced permissions; thanks for volunteering. ~~~~ User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 19:54, 16 October 2021 (UTC)