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MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)

Hello,

A policy regarding the removal of advanced permissions (such as: administrator, bureaucrat, interface-administrator, etc.) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. This community, while initially excluded from the activity review, decided in August 2020 to opt-in. Accordingly, the stewards are reviewing the activity of the accounts with advanced permissions based on the admin activity review policy.

To the best of our knowledge, we have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no logged actions for more than 2 years):

These users will receive a notification soon in their talk pages, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their permissions. If the users do not respond, then their advanced permissions will be removed by the stewards without further notice.

We've excluded the following accounts as we believe that those accounts were granted permissions as part of their work and/or services as employees/contrators of the Wikimedia Foundation.

  • Amusso (WMF)
  • PEarley (WMF)
  • Heatherawalls

If you belive those should be included in the review as well, or we missed someone, please inform us.

Please let us know at the stewards' noticeboard on Meta-Wiki if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards.

VasilievVV (talkcontribs)

The original proposal says this is motivated by security reasons; I have 2FA enabled and do get my talk page notifications, so I think it should be fine to not remove mine?

Skizzerz (talkcontribs)

As far as I’m aware, simply editing here was enough to let you keep everything. The AAR process doesn’t make exemptions for 2FA but now that you’ve edited you’re no longer “inactive.”

MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)

As long as the user replies to the notice and clearly states that they want to keep their advanced permissions (as VasilievVV did above), and the community is not opposed to it, that is enough for the stewards and it prevents the automatic removal of permissions. The post above gives VasilievVV also means that VasilievVV won't be notified again unless he fails to make an edit or log action in the next two years.

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