Talk:Oversight policy/Archives/2016

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Oversight and IP adress

Should oversighter hide the IP adress of unregistered users who ask for their IP to be masked? Durifon (talk) 12:11, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Discrepancy with English Wikipedia

At Oversight policy#English Wikipedia there are 51 names listed, but at en:Special:ListUsers/oversight there are 49 people listed. The former has three names not in the latter: Alison; Beeblebrox; and Seraphimblade, all of which gave up (or otherwise lost) the oversight right during 2016. That reduces it from 51 to 48 - the discrepancy between that and my 49 is that Jimbo Wales is not listed here, although he does have the oversighter right. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 18:29, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

The list is up-to-date at Oversight policy/Requests for oversight, which is then transcluded onto the main page. I'll try a null edit to see if that fixes it. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:34, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
Fixed. Turns out you need to mark the subpage for translation again, or else it doesn't update the en version. I hate the translate extension... Edit: just removed Seraphimblade as well. Should be all good now. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:41, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much!Thank you very much! --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 19:13, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
It's a very logical behaviour since what's not marked translatable for all language can't be seen as valid for the English version either. --Vogone (talk) 12:14, 27 May 2016 (UTC)


I've noticed that the ombudsman were not listed in this policy despite having the technical ability to view over sighted information. Would it be okay to make a change including them? The policy says community consensus is needed prior to a change so here I am seeking consensus. Cameron11598 (Converse) 09:03, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Added. No consensus needed to reflect reality, only to change existing practice :-) – Ajraddatz (talk) 09:15, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: added not sure my wording was the best but it can be twiddled by anyone else :D Cameron11598 (Converse) 10:17, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Well, if we add ombudsmen, we also need to list stewards as users with restricted access. They have exactly the same "passive" view-only permission unless they add themselves to the local OS group. --Vogone (talk) 12:01, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
I had added the info to the "everywhere" section of the requests for oversight subpage. Do we need it in the lead part as well? – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:55, 23 October 2016 (UTC)