User talk:Xaosflux

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Pages to watch[edit]

Central notice adminship[edit]

Hi! For security reasons, the Foundation decided to remove the rights related to Central Notice adminship from regular Meta admins, so that only the special group "central notice administrators" still has them. Since you made CN-related actions in the last 12 months, WMF requested us Meta bureaucrats to add you to do this group, in order not to disturb your workflow. The announcement can be found here. Best regards --MF-W 00:01, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

A bit more about why we can continue the 2FA discussion[edit]

This isn't really relevant to the 2FA discussion in particular, but I think your enwiki background makes you overestimate the decisional power that the WMF has in these areas. Stewards/Meta tends to have a closer relationship with the WMF, and as such if we present them with a carefully considered solution that accounts for their concerns then they won't block it. And if they do, I have some paths that I can use to follow up on that decision.

I suspect it's a two-way street that's causing tension between the WMF and the community on enwiki. On the one hand, the WMF is protective of the flagship project and sometimes takes actions that it feels are "right" without much thought for consulting the community. But on the other, the community is generally pretty toxic, inflexible, and hard to work with through consultations. Outside of that environment, my experience with staff has been that they are very reasonable people who are open to being convinced by both consensus and good arguments. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:57, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

@Ajraddatz: thanks for reaching out! None of my responses were meant to be a WMF vs project complaint, just accepting that resources are finite. If the constraint is employees of WMF need to be involved with 2FA recovery then the hold back is realistic. The 2FA roll out has been kind of sloppy since it was rushed, but I see it was necessary due to the constant hacks threatening the safety and privacy of users and readers. I notice WMF staff is getting better at dealing with account recovery, but there is a lot of work to do still. 2FA might not scale until something like phab:T180896 can be accomplished (or the rest of phab:T100375 is solved). In the more general, I've found that getting WMF to actually express "their concerns" has been challenging (I've been trying to get a simple reply from WMF T&S for weeks about an email they sent me) - any ideas how to improve this? — xaosflux Talk 20:58, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
That's a fair point re: expressing concerns. It might be because the decisions (with rationales) are made at a higher level, then only the decisions are transmitted to the lower levels for passing on to the community. I'll raise this at the next WMF-steward meeting coming up. As for this specific case, I might be able to find some answers about your inquiry with T&S if you give me more info - email works. – Ajraddatz (talk) 21:13, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: emailed. — xaosflux Talk 00:35, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Alt Accounts[edit]

Hi, Can you set a golbal java script for a Wikibreak enforcer set to indefinite, for all my alternate (Doppelangger accounts), so no one can use them if they do in an unfortunate event of being hacked. (So if it does get hacked, nothing will happen to them. Thanks. (You can obtain the script here) --Thegooduser (talk) 02:56, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

@Thegooduser: OK done. — xaosflux Talk 03:40, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you.--Thegooduser (talk) 03:46, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Abbas dhothar[edit]

You suggest me Two-factor_authentication here[1] , but this a empty page . what to do?--Abbas dhothar (talk) 17:17, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Fixed link in discussion. — xaosflux Talk 18:01, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Help in deletion[edit]

Season Greetings, could you help to delete these 2 nonsense translations, Translations:So you've made a mistake and it's public.../Page display title/bew and Translations:So you've made a mistake and it's public.../36/bew. I tagged as Speedy but didn't appear on CAT:CSD. Thanks!--Cohaf (talk) 16:39, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

@Cohaf: OK these are done. Please note Category:Deleteme is regularly patrolled, tagging is usually all you need to do. — xaosflux Talk 18:01, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Those didn't appear in the category, but my other taggings (see deleted contributions) today does. Hence, I asked this favour from you. Thanks anyway!--Cohaf (talk) 18:04, 26 December 2018 (UTC)


[2] This page needs updating. Besides those three ex- power users, there is another one user desysopped by the community decision. Please protect the page and the talkpage, so that only registered users can edit them. This is to prevent the IP-warriors that engage in edit wars and use pejorative language (e.g. f..k on the talkpage). If someone wants to say or do something, he or she must expose his or hers reputation, not to hide behind the anonymity. Thanks, Kubura (talk) 03:28, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Please post at RFH if it is out of control. — xaosflux Talk 03:38, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

recover & move request[edit]

HI Xaosflux

Back in may this Noongar Birds of South, Western Australia. Ngolak Ngolyenok and Karrak page was deleted would it be possible for it to be recovered move my sandbox ideally in the Incubator for inclusion in or alternatively to my sandobx on en.wp so I can review it to possible rescue what was written, it'd also be great if you could identify the user who created it. Thanks Gnangarra (talk) 13:13, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Gnangarra: I don't have import access at Incubator, but have imported it with history to: w:en:User:Gnangarra/Noongar Birds of South, Western Australia. Ngolak Ngolyenok and Karrak. If moving to another project, ask an administrator to transwiki import it from there to maintain attribution. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 13:23, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank very much appreciated Gnangarra (talk) 13:32, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Mass message sender[edit]

Hi, few months ago you gave me the flag of mass message sender. I used it moderately and I will need it for future initiative in Tuscany.

I am drafting a page for future use (since there is no clear coordination page on itwikipedia or tiwikisoruce) and I have set up all the lists for various projects (also a draft for Liguria). I have no problem to report.

I am not using the flag right now but since the WLM activities will start soon more activities should be made public again during the spring. Many local elections occuring in June force us to prepare WLM activities much before the summertime this year. My 6-months flag is expiring and I therefore need a renewal. What do you suggest to do?--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:36, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

@Alexmar983: I changed your MMS access to indefinite (though it could be removed for inactivity if you don't use it for a lengthy time such as a year in the future). Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 14:44, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
User:Xaosflux thank you again. if I lower my activites, I will suggest someone else for the flag, as already happening for filemover on commons. The WLM team is quite integrated, so no problem.--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:48, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

re the declined CSD[edit]

Hi, it's locally confirmed at zhwiki to be sock of globally locked user User:Allthingsgo, now I'm just waiting for my SRG request to be processed by Stewards. That's why I tagged as such. Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 16:23, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

@Cohaf: ok, feel free to re-csd nominate once done. — xaosflux Talk 16:24, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
I'll. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 16:26, 9 January 2019 (UTC)


{{YGM}}, etc :-) Best, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:31, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: It will be about 8 hours before I'll be able to read that due to where I am right now, in case this is something urgent. — xaosflux Talk 14:41, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Not urgent at all. Thanks for the ping. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:54, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: fixed, though I really should refresh these with new algorithms soon. — xaosflux Talk 22:29, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll keep an eye to the keyserver then ;-) Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:18, 16 January 2019 (UTC)