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Latest comment: 1 month ago by GVarnum-WMF in topic Category redirects


UCoC and AGF

Hi Gregory. I asked a question regarding the UCoC's AGF provision in June at Policy talk:Universal Code of Conduct#AGF and haven't received a response as yet. You seem, judging by previous discussions on that page, to be the WMF's go-to person for answering UCoC questions. Thanks, Heavy Water (talk) 01:39, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Bump Ottawahitech (talk) 21:40, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Can someone please help me access some of my account Bebrrecado (talk) 05:00, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Translation admin

Hello. As a global sysop, I pop by occasionally to delete vandalism and sometimes, some translation pages are involved and it'll be ideal to delete the whole page as blank or no having a translation. As such, is it possible for me to get local translation admin rights so I can cleanup useless translations easily?. Minorax (talk) 04:19, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Minorax: Yes! Happy to do so - thank you for your help! I have also requested help from Stewards and working on Phabricator to get this access for all Global sysops moving forward. Thank you for reaching out. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:45, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hello. Thanks for giving me the translation admin right here. However, I'm facing issues where the pages cannot be deleted as I'm not allowed to edit pages due to namespace restrictions listed at Special:ListGroupRights. Is it possible for you to discuss with the team to add the edit-legal right to the TA user group? Minorax (talk) 05:13, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
Yes - I think we can make that work. Although it should allow you to do those actions as a sysop. Do we need to change something so Global Sysops have actual sysop status on this wiki I wonder? But I am looking into this and appreciate your help on this wiki and with sorting out root of this problem. We DO want Global Sysops to have these edit rights on this wiki to support your ability to help us, it is just a matter of sorting out how to make all of that actually work given unique setup of this wiki and general setup of global rights. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 17:54, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
We may be able to get rid of edit-legal at some point - but for sake of functionality over purity of code - I will likely just go ahead and expand the rights of the two edit groups, sysops, and translate admins to have same basic edit abilities. From what I can tell, Global Sysops should have the rights on this wiki that would in theory void need for edit-legal rights (as intended anyway) - so still need to verify what is happening before I implement anything - but I think I am coming to a basic understanding of the problem. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 18:46, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Minorax: These rights are now setup if you could please test on your end if that resolved the issue - it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 21:58, 5 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
Yep. Seems to be working now. Thanks! Minorax (talk) 03:00, 6 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Request for edit rights

Hello, Gregory Varnum. I noticed some bad errors in the By-laws here. The Article numbers and subsections are messed up in the outline layout of the bylaws. Can I have edit rights to correct them? It is possible that the Bylaws were created with a script or macro... I peaked at the source. If that is the case, perhaps you would prefer someone familiar with the script to make the changes instead of me. In that case, I suggest doing that soon. It is your call, of course! FeralOink (talk) 03:22, 15 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello @FeralOink, at this time, edit rights on this wiki are limited to authorized Wikimedia Foundation staff accounts. However, I have gone ahead and made some changes to that page. Please let me know if you see any additional errors, or feel free to utilize Template:Edit request on the talk page of the page you would like to request an edit be made to. Thank you for pointing this error out! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:16, 17 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hi, Gregory Varnum. the bylaws look MUCH better now! Two other things I noticed: First, there might be a missing paragraph or section. I left a comment describing it on the bylaws talk page. Feel free to delete my comment if I overlooked something obvious. Next, from Article III, Section 15 onward, the alphabetical sub-headings aren't broken out by line. They ARE broken out in every (well, all those that I quickly scanned!) sub-heading prior to Section 15 of the bylaws. For example, see Article III, Section 13 that has (a) and (b) on separate lines.--FeralOink (talk) 16:22, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Translation page deletion

Hello! Could you delete the last two translation pages here? I deleted the actual translations, but the translation pages will need to be handled by a local admin. EPIC (talk) 15:29, 25 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@EPIC: All set - thank you! Let me know if you would like local admin rights - we always greatly appreciate help from Global Sysops and Stewards. :) Thank you! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 02:00, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you! Local admin rights would be useful, but that is if you are allowed to hand them out :) EPIC (talk) 07:22, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@EPIC: Ask and you shall receive. Should be all set with the local admin rights now. Thank you for your help! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 21:03, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Great, thank you! EPIC (talk) 21:54, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Category redirects

Hi, BTW you can create MediaWiki:Category-move-redirect-override with {{Category redirect|$1}} like it is on enwiki so you don't have to replace the redirect with the template afterwards. Thanks! --Nintendofan885T&Cs apply 22:32, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Nintendofan885: Great suggestion! Done. Thank you! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 19:59, 6 May 2024 (UTC)Reply