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Warning! Please do not post any new comments on this page. This is a discussion archive first created on 01 July 2017, although the comments contained were likely posted before and after this date. See current discussion or the archives index.

Temporary requests

If you didn't see yet: Talk:Steward_requests/Permissions/Approved_temporary#Still_needed.3F. Stryn (talk) 11:08, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Global bot request

Just to note that there's a request of Global bot since 25 June! --Alaa :)..! 15:12, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Local RfC at English Wikipedia about taking username requests

The local RfC discussion about allowing stewards and global renamers to take username requests at English Wikipedia is ongoing (w:Wikipedia talk:Changing username#Should global renamers/stewards be authorized to process requests at WP:CHUU?). I invite you to join in. --George Ho (talk) 15:53, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

AAR2016

It's now been one month since the last notifications to users/communities were posted. Could some stewards do the removals as appropriate? --Rschen7754 02:20, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 05:10, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
No problem, and thanks for doing the removals. --Rschen7754 05:10, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Meta RFCs on Arabic and Romanian Wikipedia

Hello. I would like intervention from stewards please. Both discussions have gotten longer and lengthier. I'm unsure whether either one needs a closure. However, I need some management please. Thanks. --George Ho (talk) 17:05, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

@George Ho: I am not sure that you understand the role of stewards. They have no special role in RFCs at meta, nor do they have an official issue resolution role. These are independent communities that set their policies and processes.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:56, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Oh... My apologies, billinghurst. It's just... Aldnonymous suggested your opinions on those. --George Ho (talk) 16:22, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
I am no longer a steward, so these my opinions based on my experience at a past time. Stewards can have opinions and they should definitely be able to speak. Though people may hear, they often don't listen, and less will they be heeded. So when you ask for an intervention from a steward in a deeply divided or heavily weighted community, and one to which a steward has no power to do anything but to influence, then there is next to no hope of success as people aren't ready to listen, they are not willing to change their perspective, and they see an outsider coming in telling them that they are wrong, and all that usually for a language they do not speak.

Documents that are worthwhile to reference

 — billinghurst sDrewth 02:45, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

This is why I told George Ho to stay out of politically charged RFC, it's almost impossible to resolve, I talked to George why he should stay out of it, because I'm worried he might be mired in these RFCs for a long period of time without any conclusion to the RFCs case.--AldNonymousBicara? 09:05, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes, among other things.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:51, 1 August 2017 (UTC)