User talk:Rschen7754

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I manage my talk page with the following guidelines:

  1. Please start new topics at the bottom of the page, even if it is related to a section above. Otherwise it is difficult to find the posting.
  2. I will reply to your posts on this page to keep threading unless requested or unless it is extremely urgent.
  3. I don't check Meta as much as I used to; for urgent matters, please contact me on the English Wikipedia.


Today I have completed the first run through of the wiki governance audit. For several months now I have known that this is going to be my final project on the Wikimedia global scale and that I will be cutting back on my contributions globally and focusing on the English Wikipedia where I started in 2005.

I hope that this venue continues in some form. The templates made it a bit clunky, and database reports could do a lot of it. (Also I don't think I once found a privacy violating script - I think this is checked through some other method; and, auditing big wikis was probably a waste of time.) I also did it alone. My original plan was to socialize this a bit more, but all sorts of scheduling issues led to bursts of activity and then long periods of inactivity, which is not ideal for trying to coordinate with others.

While statistics are still coming in, here is where they stand now:

  • 1 steward removed
  • 2 CU rights removed
  • 1 OS right removed
  • 37 admins removed
  • 6 bureaucrats removed
  • 1 importer removed
  • 1368 pages deleted
  • 1 global bot removed
  • 120 wikis added to global bots
  • 130 wikis added to global message delivery
  • 1 wiki proposed for closure

I want to think all the local and global users who fulfilled the multitude of requests that made this project possible.

It has now been roughly 10 years since I started becoming more active globally, including 1 year as a steward. Now more than ever, it is important to have a freely available source of information about our world, and as we saw with the Croatian Wikipedia and other recent cases, what happens on a global Wikimedia scale can have impacts on real life. I am grateful to the Wikimedia community for letting a mostly English-only administrator from California contribute to the project in this way, both as a steward and in the years that followed.

While I still foresee making edits and requests (and maybe votes) on Meta if there is a need, I will be cutting back my participation on Meta for the foreseeable future. Other commitments in my life have increased, and I am struggling to keep up with all these other wikis. I also feel that my experience as a former steward is becoming out of date, since I have not been a steward now for over 7 years and do not intend to become one again. I will continue as an administrator and editor on the English Wikipedia, which is also requiring more of the time that I have for Wikimedia projects.

Best wishes, Rschen7754 07:13, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. Sorry to bother you again. I was wondering if you could check Bot policy/Implementation#Notification after content wiki creation and see if there's anything that needs to be added/removed/reworded? If so, feel free to just DIY and thank you in advance for your time. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:30, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That looks good, thanks for setting up the new message. --Rschen7754 17:34, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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  • Charter Ratification Methodology proposal conversations: The Movement Charter Drafting Committee recently held the first conversations regarding the ratification methodology for the Movement Charter. The MCDC has received valuable feedback from different communities and the Committees during the community input period. The report of the community input will be shared in May, while the updated version of the ratification methodology will be presented between September and November 2023.
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