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The main page is vandalized quite often these days. As I don't see reactions from sysop's, I hope you spend nice holidays...

Many honest visitors are watching regularly the page for a possible stable 1.5. but most vandal's are specialized in destroying releases info... ????

I know it's a pity and against our philosophy, but won't you consider limiting edit possibilities to logged users, at least for some days?

It's not too much an issue, as every honest contributor may still create an account...

--Marc M., Brussels (be) 10:45:40, 2005-07-28 (UTC)

sysop on mediawiki ![edit]

Hi, I'm a wikipedian from chinese wikipedia and I'm a sysop both in chinese wikipedia and wikimedia commons. Now, I'm doing some translation to chinese version on Could you make me a sysop please? --Vipuser 06:55, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Short URLs.[edit]

Thank you - a very comprehensive update. --HappyDog 01:10, 14 December 2006 (UTC)


Hi! I hope you don't mind me asking, but I'm just curious as to why you and Hashar are local stewards on this wiki? Jon Harald Søby 22:21, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

i created this wiki originally, so i made myself a bureaucrat to add sysops (or rather i re-created it, it had existed before but wasn't used). i don't remember who bureaucratted hashar, but he's am MW developer/sysadmin, so it seems reasonable. Kate

Username change request[edit]

Hey, per IRC, please change this user Xyrael to Sean Whitton - thanks. —Sean Whitton / 10:16, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

ABC music parser[edit]

Hi there, I saw that you had started the ABC Extension and I was wondering how I could help. What are you writing in? What's the current state of the extension, what needs work next? Thanks, Banaticus 17:36, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

i don't think anything is required, it's pretty much finished. like all MediaWiki extensions, it's written in PHP. Kate
Ok. Its release status says that it's in beta, so I thought there was more testing and coding to be done. Banaticus 16:34, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Production questions[edit]

  • Can you point to somewhere where the extension is in play, and can be looked at?
  • Is there the capability for adding lyrics in situ, or tied in with the musical notation?
  • How might it be configured on a domain like WikiSource where the music is going to be universal, yet the lyrics will be in respective languages, and probably don't want to have multiples versions of the same notation. I see some scope with Wikisource:DoubleWiki Extension

Thanks. -- Billinghurst 14:33, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Some context may be useful (and we did chat in IRC). At Wikisource, we have a proofread of the month, and we were looking to work upon s:Index:One Hundred English Folksongs. We also have notations in previous works, sitting naked, and we have an amount of scans of sheet music. We are looking for a means to present the notations with the lyrics. -- Billinghurst 14:39, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Any involvement still with Extension:JIRA?[edit]

I'm guessing not, but if you still know anything about Extension:JIRA can you tell the MediaWiki overlords to check the download links. -- 01:16, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Kate,

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.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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