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Archive from 2014 – with history

Re: Archiving[edit]

Thank you, now I see... Some time ago, this was done (manually) when assigning temp flags!

Ciao, M/ (talk) 17:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

For this edit[edit]

Thanks, I had named the proposal that way because I was afraid of it breaking on the main Closing Projects Proposal page, and I didn't know how to modify the template for it. But now it's clearer what I had originally intended to do. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 23:38, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

I see; I already thought that maybe could have been the reason for the naming of the proposal. Regards --MF-W 23:40, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

luri lrc eligiblity[edit]

Hello MR MF-Warburg
pardon me for my inconvenienceis thanks for your help and tips in
please verify luri lrc language to eligible this language these days has many actions and increase it's articles, and this language has six active writers please help so thanks!!!
Entschuldigen Sie! Bitte schön anbringen dies werk danke schön Bonevarluri (talk) 20:40, 9 January 2014 (UTC)


[1]: Using :59 like in the previous year is just bogus and totally confusing. Why do the elections have to take 20 days - 1 minute (resp. 14 days - 1 minute for the submissions)? Vogone talk 22:40, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

In reality, 18:00 until 17:59 is 24 hours, not 23 hours 59 minutes. --MF-W 07:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Hm, can't you count 1+1? If it is 7 o'clock, one hour later it is 8 o'clock. The same with 24 hours. Though, it would be funny if 18:00 3 days later would be 17:57, which is the case according to your theory … Vogone talk 15:46, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
You need to see that the minute with :00 is also part of the hour, but only the first one:
  1. 18:00
  2. 18:01
  3. 18:02
  4. 18:03
  5. 18:04
  6. 18:05
  7. 18:06
  8. 18:07
  9. 18:08
  10. 18:09
  11. 18:10
  12. 18:11
  13. 18:12
  14. 18:13
  15. 18:14
  16. 18:15
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  18. 18:17
  19. 18:18
  20. 18:19
  21. 18:20
  22. 18:21
  23. 18:22
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  25. 18:24
  26. 18:25
  27. 18:26
  28. 18:27
  29. 18:28
  30. 18:29
  31. 18:30
  32. 18:31
  33. 18:32
  34. 18:33
  35. 18:34
  36. 18:35
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  38. 18:37
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  40. 18:39
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  56. 18:55
  57. 18:56
  58. 18:57
  59. 18:58
  60. 18:59
--MF-W 21:40, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I think he is using 23:59 because 00:00 is confusing/ambiguous to some. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:13, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
What is ambigous about 00:00 resp. 18:00? Vogone talk 16:54, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Nothing is ambigous about 18:00, but about 00:00, people indeed can be confused, as you can read in this thread on wikimedia-l. It is nevertheless clear that a day lasts for exactly 24 hours from 00:00 to 23:59 of the same day (as also proven above). --MF-W 21:40, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, if you write that a vote ends at 18:59, the 60. minute you mentioned in the list above wouldn't be in the timeframe anymore, as the end point is 18:59:00 then (the point in time when the clock turns to 18:59). Vogone talk 21:50, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Regarding the 0:00, there is also the possibility to write this as "24:00" which is exactly the end point of a day. Vogone talk 21:54, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
We should write "after 18:59" or "after 18:59:59" or some nonsense like that then. --MF-W 21:56, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
But what about 18:61? --Rschen7754 22:09, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
The best would be to use Unix Time of course, with the year additionally given in Indiction counting. --MF-W 22:12, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, indeed. So let's implement that. Vogone talk 22:28, 17 January 2014 (UTC)


There is a content dispute here (and on my talk). PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:36, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

There is no content dispute. There was a massive copy-edit to a policy page, asserted to be improving the language, complicated enough that reviewing it wasn't quick, and such an edit should be approved by the community, according to the page itself. I acted to ensure that review would take place. It has, quickly and easily. Unless someone objects, it's done. The user who made the changes was upset at my acting to require a review, that's all. --Abd (talk)
Could you comment further on my proposed change to clarify the lede of the policy page? English's syntactic ambiguity allowed it to be interpreted two different ways, and I unfortunately picked the wrong interpretation. That is, "maximum inactivity time without community review of two years" means no local community review for two years during the maximum inactivity time, according to some native English interpretations. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 00:14, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

See also [2]. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:04, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Och nö... --MF-W 21:05, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Steward requests/Permissions#Great Brightstar@zhwikivoyage[edit]

Hello, Please have a look at this request which is pending for 5+ hours. Thanks.--GZWDer (talk) 15:14, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

5 hours are not really any time for which one needs to start writing on people's talkpages. It will surely be resolved soon. --MF-W 15:17, 23 January 2014 (UTC)


I think it's time to delete all subpages of incubator:Wy/zh.--GZWDer (talk) 16:05, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

That is indeed possible, though I'd prefer to still keep them around for some time in case someone finds something on zh.wikivoyage which might be an import error. Then anyone can easily check it in the still existing Incubator pages. --MF-W 16:07, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Lurish wikipedia[edit]

lurish wikipedia project is On Incubator "since: 17 May 2008", But six years later, still not make it to Wikipedia! Can I ask why?--Terialyn (talk) 11:46, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Mainly because real activity only started in August 2013. --MF-W 23:12, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

can lurish wikipedia make? when this wiki will make? this wiki now is submited and is'nt verificate now if this wiki need more activities? so thanks!! Sajadlor (talk) 12:43, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Dellie IW[edit]

Philon: !delete wmbe:User:PilarBungaree r=spam
Dellieplagiat: Philon: wmbe:User:PilarBungaree could not be polled. Did you use proper interwiki syntax?

I tested some other interwikis too and it seems that some cannot be "polled". --Glaisher [talk] 16:06, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

The code doesn't know all interwiki prefixes, just some defined ones (it especially fails for "special" * wikis, like Wikimania & chapters, I think). I'll add the needed ones when I have time. --MF-W 22:54, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Выборы стюардов[edit]

Почему вы удалили мой голос?--Toma646 (talk) 22:22, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

The candidate has withdrawn from the election already before it started; therefore he is not subject to the voting. --MF-W 22:24, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

После перевода в переводчике я уже понимаю.--Toma646 (talk) 23:39, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

lurish wikipedia adminship[edit]

Hello can I to be admin of luri lrc wikipedia? so thanks please help for final approval and verification lrc lori (talk) 03:31, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

incubator:Incubator:Administrators#Test-administrators PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:27, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
so thanks how can i do them? please help me!! lrc lori (talk) 13:42, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
You can read on the page linked by PiRSquared on how to become a test-admin on Incubator. The request page is the same one. --MF-W 00:51, 10 February 2014 (UTC)


I left you a message on my vote page for you. I don't think you got my ping as Echo is disabled on mainspace. Techman224Talk 18:25, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

I responded there. --MF-W 19:06, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Translation updated[edit]

Hi, there was a wrong year in the Finnish translation at Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/stew2014vote. I translated it from 2013 to 2014, but is it automatically updated or do you need to manually update the banner? --Stryn (talk) 18:27, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

To be honest I have no idea how CN works. The special page you link to tells me Finnish belongs to the "accepted translations", so probably it should be ok. I bet User:PiRSquared17 knows more. --MF-W 21:45, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Snowolf already fixed it (this was one of his anyway, I only did the ones before "c" and the non-Latin ones). FYI: only admins can set the translation status for CNBanners to "Published", and doing so automatically modifies the MediaWiki message for the banner. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:47, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Why do you stay CU on LoginWiki?[edit]

All other stewards apart from you and [three others] only set themselves as checkuser when actually checking something. Constantly keeping glasses that can see people naked on makes people feel uncomfortable, you know. If only there was a way to see the checkuser log, but no. Why is the checkuser-log privilege limited for CU only, anyway? It doesn't show anything private, unless you check a specific IP, but those are revealed anyway if you choose to block, and can't be connected to accounts any more than when blocking someone and locking their accounts. InnateNatureOfReality (talk) 16:24, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I think you have some misconceptions about CU. CU does not reveal any naked pictures of people, just their IPs. Also just because some people have the CU rights all the time, while others can give them to themselves all the time, does not mean that they constantly CU someone. It's the same with local CUs, do you also feel like they are watching you naked? — It was not my decision to not make the checkuser log public, but it does contain private information in the following sense: If someone checks a user, and immediately after that an IP or IP range, it's clear that the IP belongs to the user. And that would then even be visible when the IP would not be blocked, because e.g. it turned out in the CU investigation that the checked account had no reprehensible things. For transparency btw, it was my idea to create the Stewards/CheckUser statistics for loginwiki. --MF-W 20:33, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Also, I get that you guys discuss blocks/locks on IRC and tell Warburg/Billinghurst/etc to secretly CU on loginwiki. I do not like that at all. It is horrible. InnateNatureOfReality (talk) 16:26, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Please go elsewhere if you want to spread ridiculous conspiracy theories. Who are "you guys" supposed to be, and why do you talk to them on my talk page? And how is it more secret if I or Billinghurst checkuser someone on loginwiki than if someone else makes himself a CU on loginwiki with the reason "abuse", CUs, and then removes the right again? --MF-W 20:33, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
You are a god. InnateNatureOfReality (talk) 22:17, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but that is almost certainly an exaggeration. --MF-W 23:49, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of Serbo-Croat Wikipedia[edit]

Hello. As proponent of initiative to close SH Wikipedia I would like to say some things regarding the fact that proposal is rejected. I refuse to understand why forbid and protect discussion after the first day its started. You can't say the first day that something is obviously. Users who discussed there are well organized users who came from, so their reaction can't represent something obviously for the whole Meta community. Proposal for the deletion besides closing project is something that rules allows and pointing at that when you are about to start the proposal, not my exaggeration. There isn't any of day-to-day local problem you mentioned in explanation, you know that problem with that language and project is something else, not that simple as your response. This is only my comment, it should not be treated as some kind of formal appeal to decision. I don't want any new discussion under this circumstances. --Жељко Тодоровић (talk) 16:05, 27 February 2014 (UTC) с. р.

I'm sorry that you feel this way, but still I don't think that a longer time for the discussion would have led to any result in favour of deletion; as it "came out of nowhere". Therefore I closed it per the following sentence from the policy: However, in the event that a LangCom member considers a discussion harmful, with no reasonable possibility of a decision to close the wiki, the member may close the discussion immediately. --MF-W 22:57, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello. About this [3] I did what you said. But there are no active users this period to greek wikinews (most of them are active on summer) and noone of the other 3 administrators are active. In the first discussion that elect me as an administrator, we all think that this would be permanent, not just for 6 months. Now, I am trying to "reactive" greek wikinews but we need at least one active administrator. What do you suggest to do? Xaris333 (talk) 13:34, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Please just start a new discussion. Even if nobody will reply/vote on it, you can nevertheless be granted a new temporary adminship.
Last time you were given temporary adminship because for permanent adminship, a certain size of the community should be there. There is no hard limit for that. --MF-W 22:54, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello again. I have started new discussion on 1 March but noone have replied/voted yet. [4]. Xaris333 (talk) 15:46, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

MF-Warburg is on vacation. We will still be able to give you temporary rights if there are no objections after 7 days. --Rschen7754 18:52, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello MF-W, I was just wondering if you would please consider closing the angwikibooks closure proposal? It has been open for over a year (easily the longest-running discussion under the new policy) and I don't think there is much chance of additional contributions being made. Thanks, This, that and the other (talk) 10:58, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Closing this closure proposal is indeed something I've long wanted to do already. I will try to get to it in this week. --MF-W 18:27, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi MF-W, could you please take a moment to close this? This, that and the other (talk) 05:58, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Request for feedback on my GSoC'14 proposal[edit]

Hi MF-Warburg,

I am planning to work on the project titled "Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content" this summer under Google Summer of Code. I have drafted a proposal for the same over the past few weeks. This project is going to help the translation adminstrators like you in a great way, as it would completely automate the tedious manual task of preparing a page for translation and then importing the translations into the Translate extension. You can check the proposal page for detailed information on how I plan to accomplish this.

As you would be an end user of this tool, it would be great if you could go through the proposal and provide feedback/suggestions. Your feedback would definitely help me improve the proposal as well help in creating an even better tool. You can do the same on the discussion page of the proposal or reply here, whichever is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

P.S: I need to submit the proposal to Google by March 19, 2014.

BPositive (talk) 13:24, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi User:BPositive. Sorry, but I was away until today. It seems like the deadline you mentioned is already over now. Please tell me if I can still be of help. --MF-W 18:30, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi, yeah the deadline is over. I have drafted the proposal completely. You can still go through the proposal and provide feedback/suggestions :) Thanks. BPositive (talk) 05:17, 23 March 2014 (UTC)


I sent to you a mail. Thank you in advance ♫♫ Leitoxx ♪♪ 18:58, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Answered. --MF-W 19:16, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

luri lrc activity[edit]

whether luri lrc wiki incubator for making lrc wikipedia is sufficient please tell us to improve our activities to make lrc wikipedia
best wishes lrc lori (talk) 17:57, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Request new[edit]

We have reviewed (Revised) the request(The new wiki)azb.E THP (talk) 16:37, 20 April 2014 (UTC)


Have you forgotten, my request please go back to request I applied 19, April until you are come on back to my application --Abshirdheere (talk) 23:15, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

It is on hold for a week, i.e. until 28 April. --MF-W 21:10, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Please finalize my request. I did't think takes a long time to give me Sysops, I thought it was easier than Bureaucrat so, how much time do you need to do this again?

I respected waiting time that you told me to wait was a week. --Abshirdheere (talk) 14:18, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Username request[edit]

Hello. What about my request? 11:56, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I had overlooked it when I last visited the page. I will add a comment there. --MF-W 02:25, 18 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi Warburg! Luri wikipedia test have 1,681 wiki page. so i want know how luri wikipedia will be created? what is necessary to do? I hope lurish wikipedia go to the next level soon!سرآسونه Good luck!

Language Committee[edit]

Hi there.

I looked at the Language Committee and am interested in joining. I have contacted a member and I think have sent an email. Please get back to me when you can! Akifumii (talk) 13:39, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Please test the new feature Special:PageMigration[edit]

As a Google Summer of Code Intern, I have been working on the Mass Migration tools project for Wikimedia. We are now ready with a minimal working product. The tool helps translators and translation administrators import the old translations into the Translate Extension.

An instance of the same has been set up on labs. You can find some useful instructions on the main page.

Please test the tool and report bugs/suggestions using the link provided on the main page itself. You can have a look at the tracking bug to check already reported bugs.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Cheers. BPositive (talk) 14:33, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Maithili Wikipedia[edit]

Dear BMF-Warburg, the Maithili Wikipedia project, although still in Incubator, has reached the strength of about 450 pages. Could you provide guidelines about getting it out as a full fledged Wiki - possibly --Muzammil (talk) 18:51, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

There should be a number of regular contributors (3-5 maybe) over the period of several months. Currently, that is not yet the case. --MF-W 02:52, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello MF-Warburg[edit]

Can you block me until December 2014 globally, because I don´t like to work here and delete this? --Olmoj (talk) 13:11, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I deleted the page; but blocking global accounts is technically not possible. --MF-W 14:22, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay, then is it possible, that you protect my user- and talk page? Until I said end of this year, including 30th December 2014? Thank you very much. --Olmoj (talk) 08:04, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, could you help me, please?[edit]

Hi, MF-W I have copied something by accident on someones profile that should be deleted. I am still pretty awkward when it comes to editing here so I have copied and pasted there something private. is it possible to delete it? I guess it is called oversight here... Peregrin Falcon (talk) 15:19, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, it's best to make requests for removing private information in private, e.g. by e-mail. Please mail me with the edits that you think should be hidden. --MF-W 15:36, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Maithili Wikipedia[edit]

Dear BMF-Warburg, the Maithili Wikipedia project, although still in Incubator, has reached 1100+ pages. would you please review about the mai Project? now there is some active member that are contributing since 2 months and would be for future .. बिप्लब आनन्द (talk) 09:07, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I'm on this topic. I talked with User:Ganesh Paudel about it on Wikimania. --MF-W 22:58, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi MF-W, it was short but to the point discussion during the Wikimania London regarding Maithili Wikipedia. A couple of passionate volunteers including Biplav Anand are conducting mentorship activities to increase editors in Maithili. Some language instiutions are also interested to support the initiative. Hopefully, we'll have this wiki very soon.--Ganesh Paudel (talk) 05:02, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, I agree. I'll be glad to approve this project when the activity criteria are met. --MF-W 23:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Dear @MF-Warburg:,would you please like to review/check the activity criteria of Maithili Project...?? बिप्लब आनन्द (talk) 08:54, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Gesperrte Range ist nicht gesperrt?[edit]

Hallo MF-Warburg, warum kann man hier mit einer IP schreiben, deren Range aktuell bis zum 15. September 2014 gesperrt ist? Jetzt stehen 2 parallele Sperrlogeinträge dort. Was ist der Sinn dabei? Grüße --Winternacht (talk) 19:28, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Globale Sperren wirken nicht auf Meta, damit man hier Entsperr-Anträge zu denen stellen kann. --MF-W 19:35, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Danke für die Info, dann ist es doch kein Fehler. :)
Global blocks/de ist eine ziemlich unvollständige Übersetzung, fast alles auf Englisch, der Rest mit Fehlern: „Diese Sperren werden in der Liste Global Gesperrte Benutzer“ ohne Prädikat, Fehler: „Globale Benutzersperrung Erweiterung“. Warum wird so etwas nicht richtig übersetzt? Schon seit über 1 Jahr steht es dort so unvollständig und fehlerhaft, dass man die Seite gar nicht verwenden kann. Dann kann man sie auch gleich ganz löschen. „Globale Blockierungen“ ist auch ein schöner Titel, dabei dachte ich, es ginge um globale (Benutzer-)Sperren und nicht nur einfache Blockierungen welcher Art auch immer. Ein Seitenschutz ist auch eine Blockierung, ein Nichtumsetzen eines Bugzilla-Antrags auch, aber Benutzersperren sind das beides nicht. Man sollte das lieber „Globale Benutzersperren“ nennen, auch zur besseren Abgrenzung von Seitenschutzen/-sperren. Grüße --Winternacht (talk) 12:22, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Naja, schlechte Übersetzung, weil es wahrscheinlich noch niemanden interessiert hat, der die Seite nicht einfach gleich auf Englisch gelesen hat. Ich hab das mit den "Blockierungen" mal rausgenommen. --MF-W 01:45, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Global user merge[edit]

Actually, the plan is to just let you do real user merges (like Extension:UserMerge does) on global accounts. :) Legoktm (talk) 23:37, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm shocked. --MF-W 15:00, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Your comments on the Wikimania survey[edit]

That was high-quality feedback, and I'm sure staff and organisers are grateful for it. Thank you. Tony (talk) 04:08, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Do you mean this or the answers in the survey? Either way, I'm happy to know it is of help. --MF-W 18:24, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
The first, which you've linked to. Cheers. Tony (talk) 13:03, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Re: Translation unit splitting[edit]

[5]: you still can, AFAICS. Am I missing something? --Nemo 08:38, 23 August 2014 (UTC) P.s.: Awesome importing! I hope you also took some good sleep after it. :)

Well, I removed the marker for section 9 and then, when trying to mark the page for translation again, the software wanted to create a new section 34 of the out of it. That's why I put the original number back into it then. Now that I think about it, I should probably have wrapped the intended section 8+9 in separate translate tags? But it was late at night, so yeah, I slept well, thanks ;) --MF-W 18:27, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear MF-Warburg,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Hello [unblock on enwiki][edit]

Sorry for contacting you here. I need to contact someone to unblock me from, but nobody's responding. They locked me also from editing talk page. I was blocked for SP, but recently I locked all my SPs (see my contribs here). Could someone from meta unblock me from there? Or contact someone there to unblock me? Thanksǃ --Munjanes (talk) 23:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

(Talk page stalker) Hi there. You can fill out this form to appeal for an unblock. Other than that, stewards can not unblock you due to the Stewards policy. Eurodyne (talk) 23:25, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Eurodyne, thank you, stalker :D --Munjanes (talk) 23:36, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Sure happy to help. Eurodyne (talk) 23:37, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

votes extensions[edit]

I think that the least of a good practice is to treat any request for extending a vote as valid. BTW, I've just noticed that I closed a request in which you yourself suggested an extension :) My apologies, I have not checked the dates of your comment (I assumed you would have extended the "not ending before..." tagline as well). This was not intentional and I blame myself for missing it. Pundit (talk) 12:58, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Well, Global_renamers#Special_nomination_provisions_until_end_of_January_2015 says "If objections are raised, a short discussion should ensue, at which point after 48 hours an uninvolved steward will close it and analyse whether consensus believes the concerns are valid or not". If you had objections and I didn't understand that, I'm sorry.
I'm unable to find this request you speak of. So be glad, I won't complain about things I do not see ;-) However, if I correctly remember the comments I made where I proposed 2 weeks instead of the speedy process, they were about a lack of bureaucrat experience, thereby saying that the requester might not meet the requirements to make a "speedy request" at all. That is an unfortunate consequence of the ambiguous wording that emerged into the policy ("bureaucrats who are experienced with the rename rights"). If that was such a comment on the request, I even more don't mind it if you disagreed with or overlooked my suggestion about the request process that should be used. --MF-W 18:33, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
It was this one :) In general, on several occasions stewards have requested extending the discussion (which may make sense when there is low turn-out too: in the beginning there is a run for buttons and a higher risk of overlooking something). But all in all, I agree that smooth proceeding is of value. Cheers! Pundit (talk) 05:39, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia language project status[edit]

Hello MF-Warburg! There is a pending request for review (Talk:Language_committee#Rinconada_Bikol_Wikipedia) on Wikipedia Rinconada. Kindly provide your insights and kindly assist identify their missing requirements (if there is). Thanks --Exec8 (talk 08:02, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

I answered there. --MF-W 22:00, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Global unlock for[edit]

Can you please guide me, how can i make request for unblocking my IP adress, on enwiki? As i mentioned my true cause of using Proxy, it is clear that, it is not my mistake and not even i break any rule. I am living in China where i have to have use such things. Please help me please because my many projects is on hold. Please. Fushan007 (talk · contribs)

See en:Wikipedia:IP_block_exemption#Used_for_anonymous_proxy_editing. --MF-W 16:33, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Proposals for closing projects[edit]

I think it is time to close iewikibooks (and move to incubator) and angwikibooks (without moving contents).--GZWDer (talk) 14:14, 28 September 2014 (UTC)


--Muzammil (talk) 08:35, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi User:Hindustanilanguage, I have since replied... you could maybe reply now again? ;) --MF-W 23:38, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I've just forwarded Rajesh Ranjan's email on India Mailing list. I guess you can contact him on his Gmail account. Bye for now. --[[User:Hindustanilanguag

e|Muzammil]] (talk) 12:52, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

I see. Thanks. --MF-W 13:40, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

User:MF-Warburg/Sung-Jae ki[edit]

  1. Name should be Sung Jae-ki.
  2. Special:CentralAuth/Luikifer and Special:CentralAuth/Jrquas seems to be same guy as Special:CentralAuth/Dizamburg, same history of editing ko:육우당 (활동가), three accounts' edit doesn't duplicates, Jrquas creaing/editing LGBT related person's article (en:Yun Hyon-seok (Dizamburg edited this too), en:Kwak Yi-kyong - it's his behavior)... Well, it may be too late for checkuser them, but we could lock them. — revi 12:24, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I renamed the page.
Yes, it could be that these accounts are also from that person. It seems like Luikifer is now inactive, but what worries me more is Jrquas - he has made 2000 edits on kowiki. Is he a user "in good standing" there? It wouldn't be too great if he is behind all these accounts. --MF-W 23:44, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
He looks like he is a sockmaster - Glancing at his recent 300 edits at kowiki says he mostly edited ko:육우당 (활동가) or LGBT related articles. I wasn't aware of this users until I saw that page - So he/she was a good standing user, but I doubt now. — revi 23:52, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Maybe this should be brought to the attention of kowiki Checkusers? --MF-W 13:40, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
I'll open RFCU, but I doubt it is Stale or not... — revi 14:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi MF-W, sorry for not opening RfCU - I was too busy and I thought that is stale as that account hasn't edited for months. Anyway, Special:CentralAuth/Disscripter is adding "Sung Jae-ki" related article on kowiki. — revi 11:45, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

And Special:CentralAuth/Nopektro looks like a real sockmaster. (Discussed this matter off-wiki with fellow admins) — Revimsg 17:29, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Also Special:CentralAuth/Disscripter2. — revimsg 07:12, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for reporting them. I see they were now locked by Ajraddatz. --MF-W 22:50, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia[edit]

Greetings. I am not sure if there is a separate page for leaving messages to LangCom as a body, and I see you are online at the moment. Could you please have a look here and see whether, as is my humble opinion, the proposal meets the criteria for a LangCom member to reject it immediately. I have stated the reasons for my opinion there, but I can repeat them here too in a nutshell. Namely, the proposal is, in my opinion, harmful, based on misconceptions, and with no reasonable possibility of a decision to close Further, the same proposal was made earlier this year and the policy envisages that "a proposal that is exactly the same, may not be made the same year". Thanks in advance for your time, --Igor Windsor (talk) 22:26, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Igor, I had already thought the same. I now rejected this request. --MF-W 00:13, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Former enwiki account "Thisfireburns"[edit]

Grüβe noch mal. I just wanted to check in to see if you were able to talk with a sysadmin about resetting the password for my enwiki account so that I may access it. Vielen Dank. JohnnyUtahNo9 (talk) 18:10, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

I reminded the developers about it yesterday, I have yet to hear back. --MF-W 20:21, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to the CentralNotice-admins list[edit]

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Adam Wight (talk)

00:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Fundraising Tech,

Wikimedia Foundation


Hello Mr MF-Warburg!

Can you help me please to approve this wiki-test [6], I start Western Baluchi Wikipedia (bgn) , its one of part of Balochi language [7],and its a language of Rakhshani baloch speakers in Pakistan , Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan ,Tajikistan and other countries.

Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 22:14, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Porting mai.wp[edit]

Activity I was directed to you from User:Alan over at mai.wp. Someone started creating some test content over there which needed to be deleted before the actual encyclopedia was ported from Incubator. Do you know when this will happen? Also, do you know when mai will be added to the interwiki map? Thanks. If you respond here, please use {{Ping}} so I get a notification. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:09, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Global AbuseFilter[edit]

Hallo, ich habe Global AbuseFilter/2014 announcement (condensed)/de erstellt. Abgesehen von meinen nicht sehr umfangreichen Englisch-Kenntnissen bin ich mir unsicher, wie "policy" und "request for comment" üblicherweise übersetzt werden sollten. Ich wäre dir deshalb sehr dankbar, wenn du meine Übersetzung kontrollieren und korrigieren würdest. (Glaisher und PiRSquared17 wollen in Kürze diese Nachricht verschicken und sind an Übersetzungen interessiert.) -- Gruß Juetho (talk) 11:26, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Ich hab mal RFC mit Meinungsbild übersetzt. Das trifft es so ziemlich. Policy übersetze ich meistens auch mit "Regeln". Das Übersetzen dieser ganzen Metatexte ist leider jedes Mal furchtbar schwierig, wenn das Ergebnis nicht vollkommen seltsam klingen soll (ich schaffe das eher nie). --MF-W 23:51, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Na wenn du das schon sagst. Ich zögere jedesmal, aber als aktiver lokaler Admin fühle ich mich zu manchen Übersetzungen gezwungen. Danke jedenfalls für die Kontrolle! -- Juetho (talk) 11:01, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Kimberley-nia Bot[edit]

Hello. I see that Kimberley-nia Bot (talk · contribs) is not editing since september 2014, despite having issued some !delete commands on IRC. Is the service still active? Thank you. Best regards. — M 11:41, 05 December 2014 (UTC) 11:41, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. The process of the bot had been running for too long, and so it exceeded the memory limit I assigned to it, and it didn't function anymore. I simply restarted the bot now (which also every op on #cvn-sw can do by saying "!quit"). --MF-W 23:51, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the answer and for the action. Just a question, will !quit make the bot re-enter the channel? Best regards. -- M\A 09:44, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it will. A cron job checks whether the bot is running and restarts it if not. --MF-W 15:29, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy new years 2015[edit]

My personal Happy new yaer to All Stewards of WMF Project.Best regards. Happy new year to you Dear "MF-Warburg" --Grind24 (talk) 19:21, 30 December 2014 (UTC)