User talk:~riley

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Congratulations, ~riley! 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. Matiia (talk) 05:11, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations!! --TheSandDoctor Talk 07:05, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
+1--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:13, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you all! :) 07:36, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Congrats! Trijnsteltalk 21:33, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Revdelete, remove username (koavf)TCM 06:37, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Patroller granting


I am not overstepping or whatsoever, please do not feel offended in any way. I noticed you granted patroller to several users, no doubt they are very competent but according to Meta:Patrollers, they do need to make a request at RFH or at times any admin talkpage for the right. In the RFC I recalled that there are consensus against unilaterally giving patrol without they asking for it.

I hope you don't take this against me and Best Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:20, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

@Camouflaged Mirage: I value your approach to this comment, but am also sad you feel the need to be so gentle with giving critical feedback - I think that's a reflection of how much users can bite.. While I did note walking into Meta with a new hat that this isn't my homewiki, I went off the precedence that I was used to - I was given patroller without a request on Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. Thank you for bringing to my attention, especially with a read through the RfC, that granting at an admin's discretion is not a secondary option per the policy. Thanks for approaching me and please feel free to do anytime. ~riley (talk) 17:06, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, was unaware you were granted patroller then without a request at RFH. Maybe one day a new RFC maybe in place as I personally am fine with admins granting per discretion. The reasons opposing this approach is valid too on the other hand. I know commons and many other wikis allow admins to grant directly, my homewiki too (before I handed in the mop). Have a nice week ahead. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:18, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Not an excuse, just wanted to provide where my ignorance was coming from. Really appreciate you having this dialogue to set me straight. FYI, you can also reach me on irc in #wikimedia-stewards as rileyh or theNorth. You too! ~riley (talk) 20:39, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you and translation done

A thank you note, your push made me translate it, bravi! Have a beautiful day, --Omotecho (talk) 11:20, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

  • @Omotecho: No, thank you! Appreciate your contributions! :) ~riley (talk) 15:35, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

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What is the point of this? As we discussed in IRC, think maturity. Don't be the fish.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:30, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

  • @Billinghurst: Wikipedia:Revert, block, ignore was the intention, however, you are right that the content was not harming anyone and removing could encourage the user. ~riley (talk) 23:32, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
    Sometimes ignore needs to come first, or be the action, especially on another's talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
    I'll have to admit, I am still adjusting to the whole "another's talk page" thing as I don't take much ownership over who removes from mine and admittedly, I just thought "I would have reverted it if it were my talk page" and while it took a second for the light to come on, the lightbulb did light up and realize the key point here is that it is not my talk page, but yours. I appreciate these frank and transparent conversation as you are one of the very few users that takes the time to give feedback; you can call it what you like, but I view it as mentoring and I will say that I have found it to be impactful in my decision making. I'll be the first to admit I make mistakes, and sometimes the smaller things (perhaps due to devaluing the importance?) take more than once to fully understand, but I get there and it sticks. Thank you, billinghurst. ~riley (talk) 09:18, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Re:User talk:MCC214/Talk page archive#Patroller and feedback

I only composing this page,because I feel this page is very orderless.

But if you don't like I do this,I can stop it.

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:35, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@MCC214: Please limit your edits to adding requests, adjusting whitespace is not necessary even if it appears orderless. ~riley (talk) 17:11, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Marking the translation group as Published

Hi, ~riley

could you help with marking this group of translations as Published. It seems that I can't do this by myself, strange, because I have sometimes been able to do this.

Many translation efforts were not visible to the local communities because of the lack of persons who would mark translations as checked/reviewed and then mark the entire group as Published.

Some pages display properly even if not marked this way, but some seem not to.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Best regards, -- Nesmir Kudilovič -- Несмир Кудилович (разговор) 03:07, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

@Nesmir Kudilovic: I can't figure this one out.. I think it is because it is a CN translationn - I am attempting to get support from CN admins on IRC. ~riley (talk) 03:35, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done with some help. :) ~riley (talk) 19:41, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Threats via IP

Same message that I send to Tegel I send to You, since You both were on the action on the same page (removing vandalism, protecting). This IP maniac [6] has a fixation on since August 2019. Early this night he was on from the other IP.[7] . He appears regularly, every day. He focuses on the users that remove his vandalisms and the users that are in the correspondence with the targeted user; e.g. I write You something here, then he makes such aggressive edits. He spreads (or at least he tries to, by random guessing) personal information in the threats. Kubura (talk) 00:55, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for my talkpage. That IP is not the guy that had fixation on Antandrus, it is some other person. That IP user is persistent, and more and more graphic violence. To shorten with the translations, most common verbs are "slay, rape, f**k, impale". This night's vandalism on contained "imadu kite u tvome šupku kurvin sine rvacki retardirani dalekovidni" = they have cocks in Your asshole You son of whore Croatian retarded far-sighted". Sorry for the rude language on Your page, but that's the reality we've been facing for six months. And the sick guy does not show the signs of being tired or annoyed of doing the same thing on daily basis, he's getting more rude and daring. And as You see, he is hounding us everywhere. Kubura (talk) 01:06, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

  • @Kubura: Thank you for bringing this to my attention - I have experienced on and off wiki harassment in a similar way so I can understand that it is both frustrating and hurtful. I recommend you email WMF's Trust & Safety team so they are aware, at as they have better resources to deal with this. I will keep an eye out for this guy! ~riley (talk) 01:23, 18 January 2020 (UTC)