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I'm somewhat busy in real life, and as a result, it may take me until the weekend to respond. Bawolff 16:24, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

note to selfEdit

Do something about the sight button for new articles.

write rss toolserver thingy and/or yell at wikinewsies who let their ts account expire.Edit

note to self for adding to todo list.



Regards from portugalEdit

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [1] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl

Regards from portugalEdit

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [2] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl

Category:Pages using DynamicPageListEdit

Hi Bawolff, hope you're well, I was wondering if by any chance you know what this category has started to appear on various pages. It's seemingly random, but I don't think anyone is quite sure what's up. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:51, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

hi User:Chaetodipus. Recently there was an issue on ruwikinews, where a large import combined with dpl resulted in all wikimedia sites going down (phab:T287362. Developers want to get a better idea how dpl is used, and especially of the wikis that have it enabled which ones actually use it, in order to better asses risk of the extension. To that end they added a tracking category to better keep track of DPL usages. Since it was just added it might take a little while for the category to populate. Bawolff 04:19, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the response, it had seemed a little strange that a cat popped up out of nowhere like that. Does this seem like it was just a one-time issue with ru.wikinews doing its large import, or is there serious consideration in the removal of the DPL extension on the wikimedia sites? —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 04:34, 29 July 2021 (UTC)
ruwikinews is having dpl permenantly removed. I think there is a high liklihood it will also be removed from some larger wikis like en wiktionary if it turns out the community there doesn't use it. Ever since dpl was first made it was always acknowleged that it was doing inefficient things and would not work after wikis got past a certain size, and ruwikinews with 13 million pages is way past that limit (also, their refusal to take any responsibility for their part in this mess, and their little episode of yellow journalism over this issue, really has not endeared them to the devs. But that's secondary to the real issue that the approach taken by dpl does not work once wikis get too big). Beyond that, discussions are still ongoing and i'm not sure what the outcome will be. I suspect enwikinews will be safe or at the very least should dpl be removed across wmf, i would suspect a replacement would be made available. (Disclaimer: i dont work for wmf anymore, all just my opinion, i have no special insider knowledge outside of what i pick up from my social circle) Bawolff 04:53, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

User:Bawolff botEdit

Hello. Just wanted to check if this account is still in use as a bot because it seems the last edit was in 2015? --Cromium (talk) 22:01, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

its only used on Bawolff 22:59, 13 August 2021 (UTC)
Cheers for getting back to me so soon. I’m going to remove the bot flag then. If you need the flag again, it would need to go through a fresh request. Thank you for the contributions made through this account. 🙂 --Cromium (talk) 01:08, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

How we will see unregistered usersEdit


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Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Temporary change to article lengthEdit

Hello. As a reviewer, this note is just to let you know we are implementing a trial from February 1 to April 30 to encourage more articles to be published per the outcome of a current proposal. The minimum requirements for article length will be one paragraph of at least a hundred words. At the end of the trial the requirements will return to normal (3 paragraphs etc) and there will be an evaluation discussion about the trial. Happy reviewing! [24Cr][talk] 23:19, 31 January 2022 (UTC)