User talk:Avraham

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Received, thank you. -- Avi (talk) 15:23, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

My mistake

The mistake in request fixed.--Booklety (talk) 12:37, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks; clock started. -- Avi (talk) 15:23, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Admin request

Hey Avraham, please see my text on the discussion we had about my admin rights on the Swahili Wiktionary.. Blessed day! Trunzep (talk) 08:04, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Noted. -- Avi (talk) 14:38, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

No admins

Swahili Wiktionary has no administrators please confirm from this link -- Trunzep (talk) 12:39, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Noted. -- Avi (talk) 14:39, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

No renaming between November 20 and November 27

Hi,

You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.

We ask that you do not rename anyone between 00:00 November 20 (UTC) and 00:00 November 27 (UTC).

(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)

Phabricator task.

If there are any problems related to this, or you have any questions, please write me on my talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:39, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Completed. -- Avi (talk) 14:39, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Skalee

Nope, we're still waiting for any answer. Tar Lócesilion (queta) 18:19, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Update: officially (which means: according to Openbk, Nedops and me, who deal with the policy cases), "there's no good solution". AFAIK, Skalee hasn't raised any issues. I think that the status can be changed to done. If there are any news, we'll be able to link to a specific version of SRP, or restore the section etc. anyway. Tar Lócesilion (queta) 23:34, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Heads up: In re: Marrovi on Ladino Wikipedia

Hi, Avi:

I just wanted to give you a heads-up as a steward that I'm about to start warning User:Marrovi (intentionally not linked, don't want to ping) of a possible future block on Ladino Wikipedia, where he's been extremely active. You are probably aware that he has been a troublesome editor around here. (If not, see Requests for comment/Global ban for user Marrovi.) We have been trying to work with him on ladwiki to get him to do the right thing. And frequently he does, but not always.

Our community at ladwiki is very small; I'm probably the only person who is there every day, and I don't even speak the language. Trying to have a real community discussion of a ban is not going to happen there. So I'm going to have to take more-or-less unilateral action, and I want you to witness that I'm not doing so capriciously. Note that I have been discussing Marrovi off-wiki with User:Universal Life, a fellow admin there, and so far he's tried to play "good cop", while I play "bad cop". But at a certain point we can't let Marrovi's sloppy editing go unchecked or we will have a Wikipedia full of absolute (pardon the expression) crap. And even if we don't mass-delete everything he's done, we'd need to freeze him out for a while just to catch up on what he's done.

So you'll see at Marrovi's ladwiki user page that I'm going to warn him, I'm going to tell him exactly what the block will be, and I will set out a clear paradigm for how he needs to go forward. If at any point you think I'm out of line on this let me know.

Thanks for your understanding and, I hope, your support. StevenJ81 (talk) 01:35, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, certainly, please keep me posted, and while it doesn't exactly fit the bill, with only 4 admins, you can probably drop a line at Vandalism reports for more help from global sysops and stewards as needed. -- Avi (talk) 02:16, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
I will keep you posted.
I've never really used Vandalism reports. It's a good idea in general, though it doesn't really apply to this situation. But I do appreciate the suggestion.
FWIW, I did notify at Talk:SWMT when I was off-wiki for two weeks watching my son get married in Israel this summer. Nothing was amiss when I got back, so I guess they kept an eye on things there. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:27, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
OK, I have some egg on my face. I blanked what I wrote last night because evidently some of what he went on to edit were two of the pages that I had asked to have cleaned up. So I'm backing off for now, and hope I did so before he saw anything. I am still planning to keep a close eye on him, though, because there is still a history and a problem with him. Will get back to you if I need to start blocking. Thanks as always for your support. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:50, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
No problem, and for what it is worth, I'd consider repeatedly adding incorrect information as vandalism, and one of VR's purposes is for "Vandalism on wikis with few or no administrators". -- Avi (talk) 14:38, 21 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I hear you on that. We'll see where it goes. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:53, 21 December 2016 (UTC)