Talk:Steward handbook

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New stewards, now and in future, may find this a helpful resource. I invite comments, additions, corrections, et hoc genus omne. — Dan | talk 04:06, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

on promoting bureaucrats: proposal for a new guideline[edit]

imho we need more than just a number of supporting voters to promote anyone to bureaucrat access on a wiki where there are none, perhaps something completely different.

one of my own rules of thumb i kept for years, but couldn't as yet detect in the recent discussions, so i decided to first bring this up here:

  • never promote a single user as first bureaucrat on a wiki which has none: let there always be at least two to start.

the reason and rationale = built-in cooperation incentive, and avoidance of any hint of "rulership"

it might also be a good idea to choose to always require a minimum of 2 bc's per wiki, but such things can hardly be followed by stewards. oscar 00:59, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

I think it is best to focus the discussion on Talk:Bureaucrat#Minimum_number_of_votes. Effeietsanders 11:14, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Group permission management[edit]

Is this extension used to manage "global permissions". I would like to get something similar and stable like this on my own wiki. --Lyrixn (talk) 18:03, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

This is not used on Wikimedia wikis. We use CentralAuth, which allows changing global group permissions but not local ones. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:05, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Section "CheckUser Information"[edit]

The note "Note: The German Wikipedia requests that absolutely all CheckUser queries must be announced on de:Wikipedia:Checkuser/Anfragen ..." is correct, but not every CheckUser request must be announced in advance, exceptions are:

  • If sensitive data (non-public data, i.e. CU results from other wikis) is required for an investigation, a mail through the wikimail interface sent to a german checkuser is possible. The checkuser can decide if
    1. he acts upon the mail request and publish the results in accordance with the WMF policy or
    2. he publishes an anonymized announcement at de:Wikipedia:Checkuser/Anfragen and checks later (mostly in less urgent cases and if it's not tricky).
  • On WP:OFFICE actions (after checking, Staff report it at de:Wikipedia:Checkuser/Anfragen, otherwise a local checkuser based on the checkuser log)

In any way, the "strong" rules of the german-speaking community have to be respected (i.e. obvious misuse like cheating the community must be declared). --Filzstift (talk) 09:13, 30 September 2014 (UTC)