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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Jalexander, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! fr33kman t - c 05:21, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

fr33kman t - c 05:21, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Congrats on the job.  fetchcomms 01:18, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

BoT election identification[edit]

Hi James, I saw in the wiki notices that you sent me an email concerning my identification, presumably concerning the upcoming BoT election. I have some trouble accessing my email, and I see that the deadline is coming.

I thought that, having been identified once is sufficient? You testified in 2015 that I am identified with the Foundation, see here: Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015/Candidates. Is that not sufficient? Cheers, Pgallert (talk) 19:27, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

@Pgallert: Hi Peter, it was indeed concerning identification. Because the old identifications were deleted (as normal since they weren't needed) we're asking everyone to identify including past candidates (as well as the two incumbents running). If you are having difficulty accessing your email I'm happy to try and find an option to make sure we can get it to work. Jalexander--WMF 19:35, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi James, my Internet access is very slow right now, and it is night time here in Namibia. I think I'll manage to download a passport copy and mail it to the address you used (wiki-at-wikimedia-dot-org). Would that be sufficient? Thanks --Pgallert (talk) 19:48, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
@Pgallert: That will but send it to either my personal work address ( or the secure info address ( Wiki@ is a send only one (used for when you send through Special:EmailUser). Thanks! Sorry for the trouble. Jalexander--WMF 19:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done to both addresses. I'll be online (or what you can call online with 300 bps :-/ ) for about one more hour. I would be grateful if you could ping me upon reception of the email. Thanks, and sorry for the extra trouble, Pgallert (talk) 20:04, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done thanks :) Jalexander--WMF 20:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi. Could you please update IN when you've got a minute? Regards, —MarcoAurelio 18:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Yes check.svg Done :) Jalexander--WMF 19:35, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Question translation[edit]

Hi, when you have a sec, could you mark for translation Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Board_of_Trustees/Questions/2 and Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Board_of_Trustees/Questions/1? Thanks! --Yurik (talk) 18:27, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@Yurik: Yes check.svg Done :) Jalexander--WMF 18:42, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

help with voting[edit]

hi james, would you be so kind to look into my question that i emailed to you yesterday? reply by email seems best imo. thanks and best greetings, oscar (talk) 16:39, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

@Oscar: Looking and will reply shortly. Jalexander--WMF 20:39, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done now means : you did it, thanks! :-) oscar (talk) 08:27, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Continued abuse[edit]

Hi Jalexander,

You have globally blocked the following user: ND Ascendant (talk · contribs), and it looks like they've shown up on another different account, which is Non Disclosure (talk · contribs). Would you mind blocking this account, too. Thank you. 05:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Weird block reason[edit] it was blocked by you for Trust & Safety what does that mean Flow234 (talk) 10:24, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Probable backlog on Access to nonpublic information policy noticeboard[edit]

I think I followed all the steps correctly at Legal pad to register the confidentiality agreement but yet do not find my name at Access to nonpublic information policy/Noticeboard --after a fortnight.Is there any sort of backlog etc? Or the processing time is just too long?Cheers!Ping while replying, am mostly active at en.wikiWinged Blades of Godric (talk) 12:26, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

@Winged Blades of Godric: Thanks for the ping, done now :) Jalexander--WMF 03:06, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Confidentiality agreement[edit]

Hello, hope you well. Please can you talk a look here? I saw this page as MarcoAurelio said, and I found that I singed both agreements, i.e:

  • L32 OTRS Users Confidentiality Agreement - Nonpublic Information (English): Signed on Jan 10 2017
  • L4 General Confidentiality Agreement - Nonpublic Information (English): Signed on Mar 23 2017

But my name not appear on the identification noticeboard!

Thanks --Alaa :)..! 10:26, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

@علاء: Thanks! I'm not entirely sure why you were missed when you signed in March.. I added the people both before and after you so unless there was an issue you've since corrected (for example it didn't show your account connected but it now is :) ) I probably just messed up. You're added now and should be good!. Jalexander--WMF 03:01, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you James --Alaa :)..! 03:16, 11 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi James,

It has been confirmed overnight that INeverCry has been socking as Daphne Lantier (English Wikipedia CU page) on various projects. The Daphne Lantier account is currently in the process of having the sysop permission on Commons removed, but Daphne also gained access to OTRS (for a period of three days, self-requesting removal) in May. I'm clearly not happy that a sock account can gain access to OTRS and hope you'll work to further refine what can be done there, given non public data is involved, but because of the level of deception involved (passing RfA on Commons, gaining access to OTRS and now threatening that they have further accounts which to use) I would like to know if an WMF Office Ban would be possible for INeverCry. Nick (talk) 11:11, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

I'm needing to chase this up, we now have INeverCry socking and being much more hostile and abusive. This has been confirmed at Commons and English Wikipedia (this new account constitutes block evasion on both projects right now). English Wikipedia and Commons (self identification). Thanks. Nick (talk) 22:42, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
Responding here for the record and the talk page stalkers even though we've talked a couple times on IRC about this (and you've already done what I recommended) hence no ping :). For the OTRS question I'd point you to the OTRS administrators who can evaluate any need for change in the process and reach out to myself or other members of staff if they want help there. They're the ones who operate the process however so should be the ones taking the lead on it. For the Global Ban request sending an email with links and documentation (such as you've already done after we talked, thanks) is the best way to start the process going. It allows us to start the case file and keep a better internal record of investigations. I can, however, confirm that we've opened an investigation upon separate request and are adding your information into it. Jalexander--WMF 21:42, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Confidentiality agreement list[edit]

I'm a volunteer member of OTRS and I think I've signed the Confidentiality Agreements. Would you mind adding my username here? Thanks. --Mhhossein talk 13:27, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

@Mhhossein: It looks like you did indeed sign the OTRS agreement but this is a different agreement for the OTRS system. Your name should be on the OTRS identification list (On OTRS wiki) for that. The list here on meta is only for those who have signed the agreement for the purposes of non-OTRS work (such as Checkuser and Oversighter). So you're all set! Jalexander--WMF 21:53, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

I'm unfamiliar if I can be on Meta.[edit]

From what I can find global blocks don't apply to meta-wiki unless the privilege to edit here is also abused, is that correct? Does that mean that I could still make useful contributions here? By the way I was falsely accused of being a paid editor by Gary Ashkehytler from Primal Trek (Primaltrek) and honestly the accusation of being "a spammer" hurts more than anything else related to my block/lock, am I at least allowed to protest that accusation of bad faith? I really can't seem to find any policy or guideline relating to global locks other than that they exist.... 🙄 --2405:4800:1484:9937:987B:8124:7E28:1B6D 20:29, 18 August 2017 (UTC) (Donald Trung)

Question: arbitrary behavior of eng. admin. Future .. extremist in favour of Greek Lobby[edit]

Hi, I was very surprised when after one edit on eng. Wiki I was blocked by eng. admin. Future [1] here [2],[3] [4] without any explanation labeling me as user:Operahome! What kind of behavior is that?! I learned that this German editor is an extremist and a member of Greek Lobby supporting Greek nationalism. Is there any way to remove that bias editor and admin? 19:38, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

And by the way, what kind of nonsenses are these accusations: , ?! 19:55, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

We are speaking here of deliberately denying right of individual thought and hiding opinion of the new user, namely comment was: “Sorry to disagree, but biggest achievement of the Republic of Macedonia in the past 20 years was that more than 130 member-states of UN had recognized Republic of Macedonia under its Constitutional name Republic of Macedonia! For that reason the "Naming policies of international organizations" was and is the most important part of the article on the dispute. I strongly suggest that you return that section because it is of the highest importance for understanding of the current policies of global recognition of Macedonian Name conducted by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and its President!“ rev. [5]. Clearly there was nothing wrong with that suggestion or comment and no reason for blocking whatsoever. Administrator of English Wikipedia "Future_Perfect_at_Sunrise" took the "freedom" to silence the new user and by blocking deny him/her the basic right of free expression and right to free opinion. And there was no reaction by anyone! Are you really Encyclopedia? A neutral one? 03:16, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

SRP request[edit]

RadiX 14:23, 3 September 2017 (UTC)