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CN Admin

Hi. You're now a central notice administrator. Congratulations. Please note that Meta:Central notice administrators mandates H:2FA for all people in the group. If you do not have it enabled already, please do so at your earliest. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:45, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi User:MarcoAurelio, thank you for promoting me. I had 2FA enabled before, so that's fine. Best regards, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:17, 23 February 2019 (UTC)


How to understand "to improve the depth" in CNBanner:Talk_page_consultation_2019-text1/en? What depth (for discussion pages) does it say? Is this the number of visible topics or is the number of indents in mw:Flow? --Sunpriat (talk) 16:55, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@Sunpriat: Hello, that would be a question for Trizek (WMF), who wrote the text. I just copied it from his request. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:22, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Martin.
Sunpriat, depth means here reach. How many people would be able to know about a participation, and/or how many people could participate to a discussion are examples of it.
Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:27, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Improved translation in this way https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=CNBanner:Talk_page_consultation_2019-text1/ru&diff=18899660&oldid=18898742 "expand the coverage of participants" - is this a valid interpretation? --Sunpriat (talk) 18:22, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Trizek (WMF): ping --Sunpriat (talk) 18:22, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Sunpriat it is. Thank you for the translation! Do you plan to create a consultation on Russian wikis?
Martin, thank you for hosting our conversation! :D
Trizek (WMF) (talk) 18:28, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
No problem :D. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:39, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Trizek (WMF): I don't know for sure yet. Last time (flow), it seemed to me that the collection of our reviews (local discussion, mediawiki, fabricator) was wasted and went unnoticed by the developers. Now they can read old discussions through a translator (а lot of new on this topic will not be now) [1] [2] . Maybe we will wait for a survey with specific questions to the community. For example, I did not understand why https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_consultation_2019/Communication/Announce talk about questions here, but https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk_pages_consultation_2019 say that now phase 0 and there will be phase 1 in March with a questions again. --Sunpriat (talk) 18:52, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Sunpriat, phase 0 is over. We are on phase 1, with the 5 question asked on mw:Talk_pages_consultation_2019/Communication/Announce. Concerning the former discussions about Flow, they can be reused, but at the moment a possible trap is to compare discussion systems, instead of making a list of needs (the latter is the purpose of that consultation). Trizek (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Trizek (WMF): Ok, I will create a topic on our forum. The last clarification was useful, I will use it. --Sunpriat (talk) 19:17, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Trizek (WMF): Сan it be that the depth is about Wikipedia article depth? --Sunpriat (talk) 12:34, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@Sunpriat: I don't think so. (There are mathematics formulas in your example, which freak out my brain.) The page is apparently about how many users edit the page (diversity and collaboration). For conversations tools, I think depth is about how many people are aware of the conversation and how many would participate, whatever their knowledge of the tools and discussion culture and etiquette. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:30, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

CN banner question

Hi, thank you for taking care of CentralNotice/Request/CEE Spring 2019 in ukwiki request. I've just got the CN admin right and tried to make some edits to this banner (there was a last-minute change in project name). It looks fine now, but has no green background as was in the requested example. Well, anyway, the green background isn't needed anymore, but I'm wondering if I did something wrong to the campaign. Can you tell? Thanks --Ата (talk) 22:55, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I didn't simply add the green background, that's all :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:29, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

ZNC IRC Bouncer

Hello, Something went wrong with my account at [3]. My network connection is lost. Will you please check it once? Take your time. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:58, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello Tulsi, there is an ongoing problem with SSL certificate. I asked Luke (the server admin) to renew it. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:04, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
@Tulsi Bhagat: Should be resolved. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:19, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

The Affiliate-selected Board seats process welcomes your support

Hello. You are receiving this message because you are active in the field of translations <3 The movement needs you! The Nominations phase has started for the ongoing selection process of two Board members, and the timeline is quite tight.

A Translation Central is available to help translators figure out what's been covered and what's left to do. Over the course of the next few weeks, your attention on candidates' profiles is particularly welcome.

While there are four languages that are especially relevant for multiple affiliates (namely Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish), we are asking your help for Chinese, Ukrainian, Bengali, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Polish, Farsi, German, Cantonese, Finnish, Hindi, Thai, Dutch, and Greek, as these also matter to affiliates! If you can't help: please see if you know anyone in your circle who could, and spread the word :) Thank you! Elitre (WMF) and Facilitators of ASBS 2019, 21:35, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

CN Banner 1bib1ref

Hi! I just realized i left the "1bib1ref campaign (1 librarian 1 reference)" banner request at the end and not in the Queued subtitle. Can you review it? Sorry for the mess! cheers! Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 16:22, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi, it appeared here. See my comment in the request! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:35, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikimánie 2019

Ahoj, podal jsem žádost o změnu odkazu správně? --Patriccck (talk) 09:10, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Ahoj, přepsal jsi minulou žádost :). Revertnul jsem tě a odkaz jsem změnil. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:44, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Myslel jsem, že je to automaticky předvyplněný formulář :). Díky za opravu! Patriccck (talk) 10:20, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

thank you

for the response regarding sitenotice. Enigmaman (talk) 16:49, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

WLP 2019 CN


I have spent an hour examining the background of the !votes in the CN discussion at CentralNotice/Request/Wiki_Loves_Pride_2019. There is a sufficient pattern of effective, probably accidental canvassing that seems to account for the unexpected surge of oppose votes. In particular it should be treated as no coincidence that there were zero comments for 5 weeks after Bluerasberry opened the discussion apart from Yair rand, then critically there was a flood of comments after 20th June, precisely after Yair rand made the effort to criticise the notice in the middle of the highly contentios FRAMBAN discussion. I have added a section to the vote with links to discussions elsewhere that may have influenced the CN !vote.

If you could provide any advice on constructive next steps for Pharos, who has put a hell of a lot of good faith and positive energy into this content drive, that would be much appreciated. Thanks! -- (talk) 19:45, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Fae, we have guidelines for a reason. We require general notification of the community at least seven days in advance, and then, if there's consensus, the banner can be turned on. The link didn't influence the outcome of the discussion, because the discussion period was already over. (The existing page probably should have been archived after being closed as no consensus, incidentally.) There was no consensus in favor of the banner, probably at least partly because no one knew the proposal existed. To prevent things like this from happening in the future, we might want to place links to the guidelines somewhat more prominently, but we can't go back in time and get consensus a week before the start of the campaign now. --Yair rand (talk) 20:07, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
thanks for writing here. First of all, let me explain a few of things. 1) I should not be interpreted as someone who blocks the banner forever. I got pinged here and since I saw a lot of oppose and almost no support, I disabled the campaign, so we can all solve if it will or will not be enabled again. Also, see my note for the Stewards, where I explicitly said I don't mind reverting if they think it's warranted. 2) Although I believe you didn't mean it that way, CentralNotice requests aren't votings, but discussions.
Ad the arguments. Please note this is just my personal option and doesn't have to do anything with my CentralNotice adminship. Yes, when the campaign was enabled, only Yair rand opposed. On the other hand, no one reacted on this comment in any way. I believe that on your wiki, if you nominate an article for deletion, a non-newbie opposes, is it wise to close the nomination as "deleted" without even saying anything? I don't think so. The request was commented after the campaign was created simply because more users noticed it, disagreed with it and voiced their opinion in the CN request. It doesn't necessarily have to do anything with canvassing.
Note Wikimedia projects is community-driven and all community-handled permissions doesn't have to do anything with wiki-power. Just the fact I'm a CN admin doesn't allow me to use CN for anything, even the community opposes, just as being a cswiki admin doesn't allow me to delete an article I don't like.
You're raising a suspection about possible canvasing. As I said previously, more comments at one time (closely to the time when campaign was enabled) doesn't have to mean "canvassing". Even I believe some comments shouldn't be taken into account (such as comments from users with 20 edits over ten years), there are comments that makes sense and should be responded in some way. One of said comments is the one written by Blahma.
And about advice? Well, Pharos should respond to the opposes somehow, and wait till campaign is properly discussed and approved by the community before enabling. Ideally, they should let another CN admin to evaluate the discussion.
Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:06, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Notifications about T173070

In addition to my note at vi:Wikipedia:Tin nhắn cho bảo quản viên#Few pages needs to be cleaned up after maintenance, I see that the following wikis were not part of User:Martin Urbanec/sand:

Was this intentional? - dcljr (talk) 22:55, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Oh, I see all but bh: lack (human) admins. (bh: has them, though.) - dcljr (talk) 23:02, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that's the reason why I didn't ping them - there is simply no one to ping locally. For bhwiki, there's nothing to fix, I've probably made a mistake when generating the list of wikis for the second run of the script somewhere. Also, for mrwikibooks and nrwiki, the pages were a redirect (which is probably not to be kept), so I deleted them. Regarding pswikivoyage, the pages aren't a redirect, and since I don't speak that language, I have no clue what should happen with those two pages. Feel free to forward my message to any place you seem appropriate there :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:14, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
Not meaning to be annoying about this, but I've found the following:
So, posting at av:'s VPM is the only thing I'm requesting you to do here (unless you also want to handle the page deletions). - dcljr (talk) 23:28, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for your help. I always appreciate it.
--Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:23, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Confusion about your "clarification" on Classical Chinese wiki


You posted a clarification after the message about EDP and local uploads just now ( https://zh-classical.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%B6%AD%E5%9F%BA%E5%A4%A7%E5%85%B8:%E6%9C%83%E9%A4%A8#Local_uploads_on_your_wiki ). There was a link that reads [[Медијавики:Licenses]], which apparently isn't a page that our wiki should have. Did you actually mean to send that message to another wiki, or did you forget to edit your copy-pasted message before sending?


User670839245 (talk) 11:06, 28 June 2019 (UTC) (ps. I'm just a normal user, not admin or anything)

Hello, I intended to send the message to your wiki, but just forgot to change the link. Fixed. Thanks, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:12, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
Urgh, hi again. You said "Since this situation doesn't require sysadmins to decide if the EDP is usable for enabling local uploads, I consider those two cases to be the same." May I ask what is "this situation" and what are "those two cases"? I'm still a bit confused. (blame my reading ability :-/) User670839245 (talk) 11:25, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
Hi, let me explain it. Local uploads needs to be enabled by two, more-or-less independent, steps. First step is enable them in site configuration. This can be done only by system administrators (aka sysadmins). The second step is to define licenses in mediawiki:Licenses. This can be done by sysops as well. zh_classicalwiki has uploads enabled in the site configuration as-of now. I thought zh_classicalwiki also enabled local uploads in mediawiki:Licenses, in which case, local uploads would be working. That's "first case". It turned out that zh_classicalwiki doesn't have anything in mediawiki:Licenses, which means local uploads doesn't work (even they are enabled in the configuration), and that they can be enabled by any sysop by just adding the content to the page. Is this more clear now? Feel free to clarify my clarification on your wiki. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:34, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Disable local uploads on wuu wikipedia


I come from wuu wiki. I think it's better to disable local uploads on this site, since we don't have an Exemption Doctrine Policy.

--Lt2818 (talk) 13:38, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi, thanks. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:52, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Wikimania 2019 banner

Hi! All the Wikipedias now have a Wikimania banner on them. Russian translation is wrong. It is specified that Wikimania will be in June, which has already passed.

Can you fix it?

It is necessary on page Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/Wikimania_2019_reg_cfp correct the line "Присоединяйтесь к нам в Стокгольме с 14 по 18 июня!" to "Присоединяйтесь к нам в Стокгольме с 14 по 18 августа!". --Ctac (talk) 14:39, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi, you can fix it yourself on [4]. Once done, just ping me, I'll approve your translations, so they'll propagate into the notice. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:41, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Ok. Done! :)--Ctac (talk) 14:46, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Approved Approved --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:00, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

New Email

— regards, Revi 11:19, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Global renamer

Welcome! you are now a global renamer, please ask any question you have :). Matiia (talk) 04:44, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 05:17, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

RFH discussion

Hello Martin, there is a discussion at RFH pertaining to an action you took, please see Meta:Requests_for_help_from_a_sysop_or_bureaucrat#CEE_CentralNotice. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 23:46, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for re-pinging me, I must oversaw the echo-based ping. Replied. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:45, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Dear Martin,

could you please write me, is there any public statistics regard number of shown banner (preferably divided by territories) for a given banner campaign? Thanks! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 12:36, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Hello, I'm not aware of such statistics. You can use pageview stats through. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:38, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Other review tools - @newiki

Hello, I feel you can help me in this as you do always. So, I am letting you know. Something probably wrong with my account or what. "Other review tools" is not showing there at ne.wiki. See screenshot. I tried resetting the preferences, clearing cache but it's still not appearing. I guess, it happened since last week. Thank you. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:56, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for Removal from Blacklist

Dear Martin,

Please unblock and revoke from the blacklist the addresses "w012.wordpress.com" and "www.shnorhali.com"

They refer to an independent website, running on a non-profit basis, designated only for religious and educational purposes dedicated to the Armenjan Apostolic Church and especially to the life and work of St. Nerses Shnorhali. This website contains valuable information for all Wikipedia users, and it should not be blocked or blacklisted any more. I intend to edit on articles referring to St. Nerses Shnorhali and the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian illuminated manuscripts, the Eusebian Canon Tables and the Armenian Khachkars. These are all very important aspects of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The address which I wish to include as an external link to those Wikipedia articles, contains valuable information for all Wikipedia users that are interested on the above articles. As I mentioned before, neither me nor this website have any relation with spam, vandalism or commercial activities. This is a benevolent contribution from my side that I kindly request you to accept. I wish to make a contribution to Wikipedia for the life and work of St. Nerses Shnorhali as well as for the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian illuminated manuscripts, the Eusebian Canon Tables and the Armenian Khachkars. I wish to include as an external link this address that you have blacklisted by error.

I have explained you above about the importance of the information that provides this website to Wikipedia readers and regular researchers. It is a pity to deprive these people from this information. I feel sorry that I have been misunderstood from the administrators, and this probably resulted to the blocking and to the blacklisting of the web addresses I mentioned before. It is the first time I contribute to Wikipedia and perhaps I did something wrong unintentionally that caused this misunderstanding. Thank you in advance, Levonoun

Hi, I didn't make the decision to blacklist the URLs, only proposed the blacklisting. As such, I can't personally amend the decision in any way. I disagree with the removing, as I said on Talk:Spam blacklist, see my reasoning there. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 00:16, 24 August 2019 (UTC)


Welcome! you are now a Meta-Wiki administrator, feel free to ask any question you have. We have a mailing list, in case you are interested. Matiia (talk) 01:21, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

Deutsch | English | español | français | italiano | 한국어 | Nederlands | português | Türkçe | русский | العربية | Tiếng Việt | edit

Congratulations, Martin Urbanec! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta-Wiki. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-adminconnect. You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta. Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators. You're also allowed to subscribe the metawiki admins private mailing list. Again, congratulations and welcome to the team. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:59, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations and welcome! StevenJ81 (talk) 13:45, 24 September 2019 (UTC)


This can now be fully locked; the cleanup is complete. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:45, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, will close soon. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:47, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
TYVM, Martin. Before we pseudo-delete, there will be some technical issues to hammer out, but we can do that at Phabricator. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:49, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

CentralNotice actions

I do not understand your actions regarding the CentralNotice.

It was firmly established by a broad RFC that non-fundraising CentralNotices are only to be used when there is express community consensus in favor. The guidelines require notification of the communities affected. The CentralNotice admins are supposed to implement community consensus, yet you have enabled CentralNotice campaigns that have not received a consensus and did not follow the guidelines. Why? --Yair rand (talk) 17:28, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

@Yair rand: Well, to be honest, many of banners I've seen didn't have "explicit consensus", but did have implicit consensus - I only follow what I see other CN admins do. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:07, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

CentralNotice Wiki-Tolmach

Hello. I appeal to you as one of the active administrators with a request. I ask you to summarize the company Wiki-Tolmach contest in Russian Wikipedia. In the discussion page, the only revival was the re-listing of the terms of the competition company with the WLE 2019 competition, now this competition has ended and the problem has been solved. I beg you to summarize and hang up a banner of concrus. JukoFF (talk) 16:44, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

@JukoFF: Hello, I'll try to do so. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:26, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Re-add removed email

Hello. I removed email last week. How can I email you? I can't find your email. 15:20, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello, it is at my userpage - martin.urbanec@wikimedia.cz. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:23, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I have send you an email. 15:27, 14 October 2019 (UTC)


Dear Martin,

could you please advise me how could I help to move forward situation with Wiki-Tolmach central notice? I understand that you paid a lot efforts yourself already, and thank you for that, so could you please advise whom whould I address?

I wrote summary comment on objections at CentralNotice/Request/Wiki-Tolmach#Summary_comment. Hopefully it may help. Please write if I missed anything! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 10:15, 24 October 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I've seen now that my problem was fixed, thank you very much! Sorry if I'm responding just now, but in the last few days I've had some connection problems.--L2212 (talk) 12:56, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

No problem! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:10, 31 October 2019 (UTC)


Dear Martin,

WAM 2019 banners are taking users to Meta wiki page. Can you please see if there is any error. Thank you --Tiven2240 (talk) 03:57, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Dear Tiven2240, I'm not sure which language you're talking about. It works fine at cs.wikipedia. The link target is selected using user language, with the English link leading to meta wiki, since English might be used as a fallback, it's probably going to be more useful than the enwiki local community page. Please let me know which wiki you talk about, and confirm this behaviour with your user language set to non-English. Best regards, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:46, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Martin I checked on Marathi Wikipedia it sends to the project page in Marathi language. But when I click on the Central notice on English Wikipedia it sends to Meta. We need assistance with English Wikipedia. Thank you --Tiven2240 (talk) 09:27, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
You can override the link using en:mediawiki:WAM2019-link (or an English Wikipedia admin). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:32, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @Billinghurst:. --Tiven2240 (talk) 09:47, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
@Tiven2240: I know nothing, well beyond that the link supplied by Martin failed. If you have issues about central notices, then best to escalate per instruction at Help:CentralNotice or stewards' noticeboard. Expecting local administrators to fix this is a rubbish approach, CentralNotice editors are responsible for their edits and testing that they work.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:12, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
They do work, however, differently than Tiven expected :-). It's hard to get meta link at wikis with no link provided via meta (as a fallback). Added JS to override at enwiki. If anyone has better idea, let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:41, 4 November 2019 (UTC)


Hi Martin,

First of all, I want to thank you for your efforts during our last elections (changing the language of votewiki and running the tally). Truly appreciated.

Secondly, the way you provided us with the results (phab:P9601 and phab:P9602) was superb. During the previous elections, we were usually not provided with the second matrix (path strength matrix). Although it can be created using the first matrix, the task is rather labour-intensive, time-consuming, and error-prone. I am doing a research about 4 elections which we have held so far using the Schulze method. I was wondering if you could provide me with the same data for the 3 previous elections.

Name of the elections [5]:

  • انتخابات دور نهم هیئت نظارت ویکی‌پدیای فارسی (۲۰۱۸)
  • انتخابات دور هشتم هیئت نظارت ویکی‌پدیای فارسی (۲۰۱۷)
  • انتخابات دور هفتم هیئت نظارت ویکی‌پدیای فارسی (۲۰۱۶)

The HTML output (phab:P9602) is especially useful to easily create wikitables on Wikipedia.

Thank you so much. 4nn1l2 (talk) 22:37, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

@4n1l2: Hello, I've re-ran the tally script, and I got the following: https://people.wikimedia.org/~urbanecm/election_res_fawiki/ (you can download all data at https://people.wikimedia.org/~urbanecm/election_res_fawiki.tar). Instead of options, there seems to be just "[text]". Hope that still helps! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:55, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Please stop displaying the banner for the contest that has already ended :)

Hello! The Russian Wikipedia is currently showing the banner of the 2017 Scientific Photography Competition, which leads to the start page of the 2019 competition. This competition is not taking place on Russian Wikipedia !! The competition of scientific photographs of 2019 was held in Russian Wikipedia from April 2 to May 31, 2019. Winners are announced, prizes are awarded! Please stop displaying the banner, if it is, of course, within your power! JukoFF (talk) 18:27, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

@JukoFF: Hello, so sorry for writing now! I don't see anything from centralnotice being displayed now. From looking at the logs, it might be [6], which seems to be enabled for users from Russia for a while (15 November 17:34 to 18:03, unsure which TZ, logs don't say that - maybe UTC?), and then disabled by Seddon (WMF). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:34, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
Anyway, many thanks! :) JukoFF (talk) 09:37, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Please don't unilaterally send with MediaWiki message delivery, especially to other wikis

Hi. If a user applied at Meta:RfH for rights for "mass message sender" with the plan to build a list and send an unsolicited message like yours, then it would have been denied. More so, we have rejected requests where messages targeted at a wiki's users saying that those messges should be determined at those wikis, not meta. I believe that it is taking liberties with the admin rights here to utilise MM to circumvent other wikis local controls; and you did it at two wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:56, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Alumni and Mentors of Russia 2019

Dear Martin,

could you please review the CentralNotice/Request/Alumni and Mentors of Russia 2019 request - have we followed the procedure correctly or missed anything? What should be our next action? Thank you very much! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 22:26, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello, sure, replied at the request page. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:29, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 05:15, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
Could you please advise whether or not the campaign is activated, and where could I look for it to avoid question like that in the future? Thanks! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 16:43, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, missed this one. You can always consult Special:Centralnotice. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:32, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Filter change

I am not certain that the change Special:AbuseFilter/history/118 is truly what you were looking to achieve. I have undone, and you can review what is required for what were your needs. There were no notes so I preferred not to guess.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:55, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for not including any notes. The intention was to allow admins to "whitelist" an individual user by adding confirmed/autopatrol to them. However, then I noticed the complaining user would no longer match the filter, so I just said "try again" with no action. Still I think there should be some group to check, confirmed (will never matter unless manually added, given for autoconfirmed, you need 5 edits, not 2) and/or autopatrol are great candidates. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:26, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst:Could you comment, please? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:22, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
I don't see the point of those exclusions, it takes four edits at meta to be autoconfirmed, and I doubt that we are going to catch users with less than the minimum. Generally by the time they complain they and some responses they are in the clear anyway. I would suggest that age of account at something greater than 90 days would be reasonable for seldom users—both recent false p+ve. It isn't my favoured filter and have been trying to lessen its impact since meta admins were given rights.  — billinghurst sDrewth
urk! 90 days is 7700000, call it 7000000 (81 days) or 8000000 (92+ days)?  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:35, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Title blacklist

You have entered into the pantheon of "oh yeah" as the next LTA target, accordingly I have blacklisted a component addition. I don't need to explain to you how to fix if it impacts you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:18, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:34, 27 December 2019 (UTC)