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Latest comment: 5 months ago by Xaosflux in topic Your feedback is requested

What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?[edit]

Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:33, 5 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Future IdeaLab Campaigns results[edit]

Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:56, 26 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:56, 31 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

2016 Community Wishlist Survey[edit]


You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Watchlist Expiry project page[edit]


During the Community Whishlist survey 2019, you have voted for the Watchlist item Expiration wish.

Community Tech has created the Watchlist Expiry project page to work on this feature, and is looking for your feedback about the open questions they have.

Regards, IFried_(WMF), 15:51, 25 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Reporting accounts[edit]

Hey. You might want to install User:Xiplus/TwinkleGlobal.js so you can report accounts for locking at whichever wiki you're on. Minorax (talk) 08:29, 3 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Account renaming[edit]

Sorry if I'm asking on the wrong place. I need to change my username that's currently jkbeast2135 And I have no way of doing it on my own, I read on one of the pages that I need to as one of you guys so I have chosen your name

If you have the authority to change my username then please change it to johank213 or something along those lines

Thank you so much. I would greatly appreciate it! My email is johankoekemoer213@gmail.com Jkbeast2135 (talk) 04:51, 18 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Jkbeast2135, the point to renaming accounts is to preserve the attribution of a user's contributions. You have made only one edit, this request. It would be easier for you (and quicker) to just abandon this account and start over with a new account.
Moreover, "or something along those lines", you need to decide what name you want. It's not for anyone else to do on your behalf.
If you really, really need to have your account renamed then Steward requests/Username changes is the place to request it. A properly formatted request there hooks into the tools to do the job. Cabayi (talk) 09:01, 18 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Account renaming[edit]

Sorry for the inconvenience. I didn't know there was already an account named Rafplayz. Rafplayz001 (talk) 13:03, 20 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Rafplayz001 it doesn't. There's a difference between
  • RafPlayz which already exists, and
  • Rafplayz, the name you requested, which doesn't.
Is big P RafPlayz yours? Do you have access to it? If you don't, you can ask to usurp it at USURP.
I'll go ahead and reject the current request just to tidy up the loose ends. Regards, Cabayi (talk) 14:59, 20 October 2020 (UTC)Reply
Big P RafPlayz is not mine, I requested to switch over to Rafplayz, if you could do that for me, please and thanks. I thought usernames were case-insensitive. Thanks in advance, Rafplayz001 (talk) 15:10, 20 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Rename request[edit]

Hello! Hope you are doing good. I would like to change my username as "Agnihothri Sharath". Could you please help? Thank you, --Sreeram Dilak (talk) 13:03, 14 September 2021 (UTC)Reply


As you said here so I want to reply you that this email hcatlin@wikimedia.org doesn't exist in which you emailed because I am a former employer in WMF so it doesn't exist but this email exist hamptoncatlinwmf@gmail.com —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hampton Catlin (talk) 11:09, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hampton Catlin, Former employees don't qualify for a (WMF) suffix to be added to their username. It seems clear to me you're impersonating w:en:Hampton Catlin. Cabayi (talk) 11:19, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

Recent rename[edit]

Hello. AFAIK, a user who is blocked on a wiki is not eligible for vanishing, especially those who are blocked for socking/vandalism. This rename should be reverted. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 10:42, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

I'd agree with you, but read the request and consider which other policies, and requests in other places, might be in play. Cabayi (talk) 10:50, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply
PhilKnight, TonyBallioni, Oshwah, Xaosflux are capable of seeing the other aspect to this decision if you need a second opinion. Cabayi (talk) 11:04, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Minorax: I don't love this, but assuming good faith on the report will endorse this due to the non-public factors. Also, very low contribution count and sufficient links left to allow local administrators to still deal with this should it resurface. — xaosflux Talk 11:19, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Cabayi and Xaosflux: Noted. Thanks. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 11:48, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, this rename makes sense. TonyBallioni (talk) 17:10, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

My rename to ᕙᕗ[edit]

Hello, I would reply on the other page but I can't. People don't have to type it in, I could have a name that people can call me and they can type. It could be in my signature like ᕙᕗ(anchor) or something like that. Anchoritium (talk) 14:03, 5 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

You could just as easily change your sig to [[User:Anchoritium|ᕙᕗ]] ([[User talk:Anchoritium|talk]])ᕙᕗ (talk) and skip the rename completely. That way users trying to ping you {{u|Anchoritium}} on pages where your username isn't readily available to copy-and-paste could still communicate with you.
My primary concern is that other users should be able to collaborate with you. A username of characters not found on anybody's keyboard (given that you're editing the English wikipedia) isn't helpful in that regard.
A totally irrelevant question but, "a name that people can call me"... how is ᕙᕗ pronounced? Cabayi (talk) 14:26, 5 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
I don't really know, I don't speak the language the characters are in. Also, I did not think that people would not be able to ping me without a copy and paste. So I guess just cancel the rename then. But, I will request another name change that's all english characters though, cause I want to ditch my current username. Thanks though. Anchoritium (talk) 14:39, 5 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for your understanding. I've rejected the request which should clear the way for you to make a fresh request. Regards, Cabayi (talk) 14:59, 5 January 2022 (UTC)Reply


Hello. You might be interested in Requests for comment/Global file deletion review 2. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 01:16, 4 April 2022 (UTC)Reply


Your request is done. — xaosflux Talk 16:26, 15 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia User Page Deletion[edit]

Hi. I see you're an admin on Wikipedia, and I can't post this there due to my ip address being blocked there. Could you please delete my userpage there since it doesn't have anything on it and I can't think of anything to put on it? Thank you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sierpnia_Apex Sierpnia Apex (talk) 23:00, 13 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

No, Skiyomi, I can't. Cabayi (talk) 11:01, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Changing username[edit]

Hello.Why doesn't system register my request? Biss Shop (talk) 06:04, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello, You have changed your username on 26 Aug 2022, you can't change it before 26 Feb 2023. Cabayi (talk) 06:24, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Thank you.Biss Shop (talk) 06:50, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

ticket to check in on[edit]

Hi Cabayi, could you check in on ticket:2023062010012029 when you have a min? Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 13:51, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Xaosflux, I've sent an initial response. FYI for Céréales Killer, and Deepfriedokra in case either of you want to weigh in on the matter. Cabayi (talk) 09:55, 22 June 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hi, I have no access anymore to OTRS. I can not see about what is the matter... 🥸 ©éréales Kille® 10:26, 22 June 2023 (UTC)Reply


Hello Cabayi, please see ticket:2023102510009785. — xaosflux Talk 06:01, 29 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Stuck rename[edit]

There's a stuck rename you initiated listed here. It's been there for almost a week now. Just making sure you knew about it. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 00:42, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Nihonjoe. I haven't checked on the success of my renames in quite a while. I've lost access to Phab so I can't make the report. Could you do the honours please? Cabayi (talk) 11:22, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
Sorry it took so long, but I've been away. You can see the ticket here. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 00:34, 5 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for taking care of that. I'm making slow progress regaining my Phab account. Slow but sure. Cabayi (talk) 10:53, 5 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback is requested[edit]

Hello Cabayi, We are conducting a poll of global renamers and stewards regarding some future toolings related to some rename requests. Your feedback is requested at the poll on VRT WIKI. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 00:18, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply