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Welcome to Meta![edit]

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RFCs[edit]

About this: The different communities have very different processes for making a decision. The German Wikipedia's Meinungsbilds ("opinion poll") is settled by a straight-up majority vote. Comments are optional, discussions are discouraged, and most people just vote without adding any comment at all. The style I'm using at the enwiki RFC that volunteer-me wrote during the last month is something you wouldn't see at the German Wikipedia. Every community has its own approach to these things, and that means that, no matter which process gets chosen, someone's going to feel like the "correct" form wasn't used.

What surprises me is that everyone's spending so much time on the procedural form, and on declaring that one group of editors has rejected the idea completely, but nobody's saying things like "Actually, I do want to put a binding rule in place that says no local project gets to create a local policy that says editors of the 'wrong' race/religion/LGBTQIA+ status should be blocked on sight, and no local group gets to ban those people from attending events" or "Actually, Holocaust denialism is a complete non-starter, and you'll get kicked out of the entire movement if you do that". I don't think any single person could come up with a complete list, but I think that between us all, we could probably up with something that extends our best, most universally applicable standards to the whole movement. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 27 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

if xwiki grief[edit]

I can see that someone tried to edit your userpage here. If the LTAs are bothering you around the traps, then please let me know as there are some defences that are available.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:43, 15 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Billinghurst Thanks. It seems to have calmed down now after the IP was globally blocked (they were doing this x-wiki), but I'll be sure to reach out if it happens again. —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 02:04, 16 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Parke-Laine[edit]

Well, Skiyomi is banned by the Wikimedia Foundation, fyi, so a glock appeal is not possible at the moment. — Prodraxis {talkcontribs} (she/her) 18:44, 23 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Ah, didn't notice that... —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 22:20, 23 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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Fr33kman@simplewiki[edit]

Hi, I think I've signed the agreement for CU@simplewiki can you check to make sure I did it correctly? Thanks! fr33kman 19:09, 4 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Fr33kman I actually can't. Only the WMF can verify/process it, and they will update Access to nonpublic personal data policy/Noticeboard when they process it. But if [1] shows "You signed this document" everything should be set on your end. —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 20:13, 4 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, it says I've signed the document so I'll just wait. Thanks! :) fr33kman 18:44, 5 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Tool Migration from the Grid[edit]

Hi mdaniels5757, your tools are still running on the grid engine. According to the grid deprecation timeline that was shared, the grid will be stopped on the 14th of February. If you need assistance with the migration, kindly reach out on the phabricator ticket.

Please find the relevant tickets on Phabricator here T352564,T319885,T319640 SSapaty (WMF) (talk) 17:51, 1 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Already done, but I forgot to close the tickets (now handled). —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 21:41, 1 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

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