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Learning Quarterly: February 2017[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #246[edit]

Labs project 'wikisource-dev'[edit]

As part of routine security cleanups, we need to delete the instance 'wikisource-dev' in the 'wikisource-dev' project. I have records of you being associated with that project as of a year or so ago... can you comment on the usefulness (or uselessness) of that instance, or direct me to someone who can? Thank you! Andrewbogott (talk) 23:32, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

@Tpt, Samwilson, Micru, Yann, and Aubrey: can you help here? I cannot remember a thing, and I know that I don't use it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:08, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
I don't use it. Was it for testing proofreadpage stuff? Sam Wilson 06:28, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
I don't use it either, and I had never heard of it before...--Micru (talk) 07:16, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
@Andrewbogott: I can see mention at Wikisource roadmap#Metadata management system, and that suggests to me that it is predominantly Tpt. I also see wikitech:Nova Resource:Wikisource-dev about its purpose.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:51, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it was use to test the ProofreadPage extension. Feel free to delete it. Tpt (talk) 11:29, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, everyone, for your quick responses! I will shutdown the instance for now and, if no commotion results, it will be deleted as part of standard cleanup at the end of March. Please contact me (email or my talk page) if you have any regrets. Andrewbogott (talk) 16:55, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

wm-bot needs your attention[edit]

wm-bot is still running on a Precise host, and will be shut down at the end of the month. Please migrate the hosts as soon as possible. For more details, see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T143349#2946792 . Valhallasw (talk) 18:02, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

@Valhallasw: I am just a restarter of services (of last resort), and someone trusted with a few keys. It will need to be updated by others. If @Petrb: is unable to do it, then we may need to get some assistance from further afield, and would seek your advice on may be able to assist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:29, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
@Valhallasw: did you get a response to the issue? If not, then as it is a widely used IRC tool, do I need to escalate the matter?  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:56, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #247[edit]

Steward[edit]

Good evening/ Why do not you have applied for a steward flag? English for you is the native and you could well understand the problems in all projects. I would support your candidacy. Thanks!--AryanSogd (t) 18:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi AryanSogd. Thanks for your confidence in me. I have been there, done that (bought the t-shirt and worn it out). For numbers of reasons, I cannot commit to the role, and, in my opinion, to do it, it needs that commitment — some stewards did ask me earlier here, though I did reply to them privately. Stewardry is quite consuming of time, effort, patience, etc. and I do like to continue my normal editing at places like Wikisource.

Anyway, I still do other bits around the place that support the global community, and reduce some aspects of the workloads of stewards.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:06, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

It's a pity. Sincerely, --AryanSogd (t) 14:00, 15 February 2017 (UTC)