Topic on User talk:Dmehus

    Summary by Dmehus

    New user learning with regard to our policies and general best practices; seems to be resolved.

    Eugene Friedriechsen (talkcontribs)

    Hello! I previously blocked your account for testing. I thought it was OK (it was set to expire in 2 hours), but another user reverted me and said it was not, because I did not inform you. If I caused something unneeded, I apologize. Best regards, Eugene Friedriechsen (talk)

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    No worries. @Naleksuh: quickly undid the block, and gently guided you as to our best practices. There is really little one can do wrong here, as most actions are not mistakes but learning experiences. Looking through your tests, the only log action that was not noted as a test that I would personally like to see you undo is your protecting Sandbox. Somewhat infrequently, though not uncommonly, users are guided to our community sandbox who are not administrators. My preference would be for that page to be unprotected, but if you feel that only logged-in editors should edit that page, I could support that, albeit weakly (as sometimes it's necessary to test scripts and templates according to various user groups).

    Eugene Friedriechsen (talkcontribs)

    I had protected that sandbox for testing, I now know that it is also not ok. I should have marked it as testing, something I did not. I did not wanted to change the policies about it, as IPs also shall test it for some things. Nvm, I promise that, from now on, I will mark all tests as such. ~~~~

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    No worries; I didn't want to undo your protection without discussing with you first whether it was a test protection or a non-test protection. That's one of the reasons why it's helpful to mark your test actions, so other administrators know what can be easily undone without worry about wheel-warring. As I say, though, no worries on that either, and welcome.