Time to return from the break?
Hi. Wikipedia is a work of volunteers and we are all free to stop participating when we want to. Your break has lasted a month now, and during that time, the OgreBot stoped working (May 12). This news is only presented to you because you actually made a replacement bot. Magog chose to stop, because there was a change in the underlying database structure at Wikimedia and he did not want to put in the effort to refit the code. Others are contemplating what to do, but nothing has materialized. Therefore it seems fair to ask you if you have the energy to refit your version of the bot, because the daily updates of contributions are sorely missed. Cheers --Rsteen (talk) 12:41, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
We need your feedback!
Hello. Apologies if this message is not in your native language: please feel free to respond in the language of your choice. Thank you!
I am writing to you because we are looking for feedback for a new Wikimedia Foundation project, Structured Data Across Wikimedia (SDAW). SDAW is a grant-funded programme that will explore ways to structure content on wikitext pages in a way that will be machine-recognizable and -relatable, in order to make reading, editing, and searching easier and more accessible across projects and on the Internet. We are now focusing on designing and building image suggestion features for experienced users.
We have some questions to ask you about your experience with uploading images here on Wikimedia Commons and then adding them to Wikipedia. You can answer these questions on a specific feedback page on Mediawiki, where we will gather feedback. As I said, these questions are in English, but your answers do not need to be in English! You can also answer in your own language, if you feel more comfortable.
Once the collecting of feedback will be over, we will sum it up and share with you a summary, along with updated mocks that will incorporate your inputs.
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Dear Mdaniels5757. I am writing to inform you that you are in danger of losing your admin rights and also additional permissions (bureaucrat/oversighter/checkuser/interface-admin), if any, on Commons because of inactivity.
If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section/Aug-Sep 2021 before 13th September, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose their rights.
You can read the de-admin policy at Commons:Administrators/De-adminship.
How we will see unregistered users
You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.
When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.
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.
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)
18:11, 4 January 2022 (UTC)