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Talk to me — if you have questions or comments, feel free to post them below or send me an email. If you saw me edit on your wiki, it was probably related to the synchbot service (which maintains global user pages for others) or interface editor (which lets me maintain my user scripts).

About me — my name is Jesse. Nowadays I quietly write scripts, make the occasional edit, and love Shanel. Many moons ago I was an active editor and administrator on several wikis, a Wikimedia steward (2006–2014), a language committee member (2006–2011), an email response volunteer (2006–2011), and a Board elections committee member (2008 and 2009).

Any idea what happened to user:Shanel?[edit]

Hi. Any idea what happened to user:Shanel? 4thfile4thrank (talk) 22:24, 09 December 2020‎ (UTC)

Yep, we're married now. She's not active on-wiki anymore though. —Pathoschild 23:47, 09 December 2020 (UTC)
@Pathoschild: Thanks for the quick response. 4thfile4thrank (talk) 23:49, 09 December 2020 (UTC)

AND we luvs you both! Hope all doing well. :-)  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:07, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Custom signatures[edit]

Hi, Jesse. Your username is the only one that appears in as having an "invalid" custom signature. MediaWiki was changed last year to require a local link in a custom signature. The linked page can be a redirect, and there only needs to be one local link. So, for example, you could have a link to your Meta-Wiki user page, your Meta-Wiki user talk page, and your local contributions, or a link to your local user page (which displays your global userpage) and a link to your talk page here. There's more information at mw:New requirements for user signatures/Help.

If you set this up across multiple wikis, then I believe that you will unfortunately have to update each one separately. It seems that the bulk-prefs-changing tools have all been disabled, and GlobalPrefs doesn't seem to handle signatures. (Please ping me if you have questions.) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 01:02, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi! I removed my custom signature on that wiki. (I've been removing them on each wiki as I notice them.) —Pathoschild 01:57, 07 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi! Catanalysis throws an error [1] for oldwikisource:Category:Georgian, and it seems like only for that category. Could you have a look into it? (Is this an OK place to report bugs? I'm not sure if the github repository linked is still the correct place, and, well, I don't have an account there) --MF-W 23:03, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Here is fine. I optimized the query to fix that; let me know if you notice any other issues! —Pathoschild 23:06, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Your tool[edit]

Hallo. Some days ago I saw, that the link doesn't work. Greetings --Tlustulimu (talk) 10:12, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

That should be fixed now. Thanks for reporting it! —Pathoschild 23:55, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much, that it works now again. --Tlustulimu (talk) 09:27, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Next Synchbot run?[edit]

Hey there Pathoschild, any idea when the next Synchbot run will be? The page says that the next run will be on August 7-8, however, it's well past that :) EpicPupper (talk) 20:30, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi! The next scheduled run is September 4–5. (Synchbot was run as scheduled on August 7–8, but I didn't update the intro; that's fixed now.) —Pathoschild 05:54, 22 August 2021 (UTC)


I happened to notice you are still around here even quietly, and just stepped in to say hello - and learned the news. Live long and prosper, you beloved two :) --Aphaia (talk) 18:16, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Long time no talk. We're prospering so far; hope you are too! —Pathoschild 00:38, 26 August 2021 (UTC)

Category:Other interface screenshots nominated for deletion[edit]

Hello. An item which you created or you have edited substantially (Category:Other interface screenshots) has been nominated for deletion. Please see the ongoing discussion at Meta:Requests for deletion. Thank you. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
14:40, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Requests for comment/Start allowing ancient languages/Appendix II: Prior policy documents and decisions[edit]

You might be interested in this appendix, because this page includes these contexts:

which reflects to your one edit made years ago. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:43, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi! You can find many of the policy discussions in the langcom archives. In particular, 2007-10#Policy change might be relevant to that edit (and some of the earlier discussion it references). —Pathoschild 03:53, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

gUsersearch bug[edit]

Hello, I noticed that when doing a search query at with the "Match any capitalization" setting enabled, changing the results limit resets this setting to off. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
11:38, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks for reporting it! —Pathoschild 00:07, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
00:44, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

Category:Tools nominated for deletion[edit]

Hello. An item which you created or you have edited substantially (Category:Tools) has been nominated for deletion. Please see the ongoing discussion at Meta:Requests for deletion. Thank you. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
22:24, 9 October 2021 (UTC)


It's nice to see another Stardew Valley lover (especially one as notable as you)! 21:54, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Hi anon, nice to meet you! —Pathoschild 07:11, 07 November 2021 (UTC)

Custom request for Synchbot[edit]

Hello! I want to migrate to global user page on all wikis. But I am using subpages on en-wiki for archives and signpost. I no longer desire local user pages, and instead want the meta one to appear. Please advice. MxWondrous (talk) 16:59, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Hi! The quickest option would be to post a Synchbot request to delete your local user page on each wiki (and optionally CSS/JS subpages), then manually add {{db-u1}} to your other subpages on enwiki. (The bot is optimized to change one page across every wiki, so for individual pages on one wiki it's faster to do it manually.) —Pathoschild 19:48, 29 November 2021 (UTC)
I’m sorry for not being clear previously, but I wanted to say that I wish to retain my subpages and css and js subpages. I only want the user page gone, but for its subpages to stay on enwiki. The rest of the wikis, I want the bot to remove everything (I don’t think I have subpages elsewhere). MxWondrous (talk) 07:32, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
Yep, that's fine. You have three subpages on other wikis (namely Sandbox on itwiki, sandbox on simplewiktionary, and Черновик on ruwiki). Since there's only three and those wikis have active admins, you could just add {{delete}} to those pages, then have a Synchbot request to only delete your top user page on each wiki. —Pathoschild 05:31, 03 December 2021 (UTC)