- 1 A kitten for you!
- 2 A kitten for you!
- 3 A barnstar for you!
- 4 An important message about renaming users
- 5 Sysadmin
- 6 Userfy
- 7 Random acts of CR barnstar
- 8 MW Release Manager
- 9 A barnstar for you!
- 10 Change LDAP username request
- 11 Please participate again in improving the "Conflict of interest" section
- 12 Brian O' Connor (actor)
- 13 Weigh in on whether to finalize the new version of the "Conflict of interest" section
- 14 English Wikipedia Talk
- 15 How do I pronounce your username?
- 16 Request
- 17 Username
- 18 A kitten for you!
A kitten for you!
Blobaugh 16:52, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
A kitten for you!
You ought to have more then one kitten :)
A barnstar for you!
|The Original Barnstar|
|Dm Devon7120 (talk) 16:46, 14 July 2014 (UTC)|
An important message about renaming users
I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.
As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.
Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.
The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.
Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.
In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.
Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.
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MW Release Manager
Heiya, first of all thank you for doing this job and congrats for this new role! One little wish for the future will be to stick to the pre-release announcements which were introduced a while ago. I am not sure if this was not done because of the solitaire hackathon circumstances this time but my impression is that they were not just for me very useful. Another suggestion is to probably not continue to use the e-mail account used for the announcement today. While I personally do not have a problem with this, I suspect that this may not by overly appropriate for others. Why not use something like <relases@...> Just a suggestion - no fisticuffs. ;) --[[kgh]] (talk) 20:09, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
- Let's just wait and see what happens. Thanks for reading anyway. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 20:12, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!
|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|Thank you for everything you've done around here. You're awesome! And I like your Pic :) OMG ...--Grind24 (talk) 16:25, 3 December 2015 (UTC)|
Change LDAP username request
Please participate again in improving the "Conflict of interest" section
The "Conflict of interest" section was not approved earlier.
There has been further discussion on it, aiming to solve those issues. Please participate in the sub-sections of Talk:Code of Conduct/Draft#Finalize "Conflict of interest" section? and make sure your concerns are being addressed.
User:Mattflaschen-WMF 03:55, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Brian O' Connor (actor)
- Can you provide a direct link to enwiki for this? Or perhaps request it at w:Wikipedia:Requests_for_page_protection? ^demon[omg plz] 23:24, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
Weigh in on whether to finalize the new version of the "Conflict of interest" section
You participated earlier in discussion about the "Conflict of interest" section of the draft Code of Conduct for technical spaces. There was not consensus to approve an earlier version of this section. I'm contacting you to let you know the draft has been updated, and we are now discussing whether to finalize the new version.
Please participate here.
English Wikipedia Talk
How do I pronounce your username?
Hi. I'm one of the Crats on en:. I'd be grateful if you could return to BN there and clarify your request. I value good admins and would rather not lose one. Best. --Dweller (talk) 15:33, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
I am new to this and came across the username discussion on Wikipedia. I see that it is being allowed but I thought of something. Some emojis have been added to the Oxford Dictionary: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/press-releases/announcing-the-oxford-dictionaries-word-of-the-year-2015/ CommotioCerebri (talk) 15:34, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
A kitten for you!
Because kittens are awesome