Topic on User talk:Dmehus

    Summary by Dmehus

    One of the wiki's bureaucrats, Synoman Barris, informed me they had temporarily removed their bureaucrat bit for a short-ish wikibreak. Upon their return, they enquired as to some wiki maintenance they could assist with, for which I suggested some cleanup in Template: namespace (i.e., unused or little used, out of scope template imports). Some discussion on no open proxies policy as well.

    Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

    Hello Dmehus, I am back, so I am kindly requesting if I can get my admin and craft bits back.Thank you

    Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

    Is open proxies allowed on this wiki or should they get blocked? I wanted to create a system where all open proxies are blocked automatically if that’s right. Best regards

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    Hi @Synoman Barris:, welcome back, and I see that you have made the WikiJunior Books wiki, which sounds interesting. no open proxies is indeed a global policy that applies to all wikis, and we have a proxy bot that automatically blocks open proxies upon discovery. Stewards and Global Sysops also routinely block them on discovery. As well, we also have the TorBlock extension that blocks Tor exit nodes. That being said, if you have trusted users who wish to login and use either Tor for privacy reasons or other state-imposed limitations, then you can either whitelist, locally, certain globally blocked IP addresses, or create a local ipblock-exempt and/or torunblocked user group. If they are trusted Mirahezians, they can also request a global IP block exemption. Anyway, that's probably a somewhat longer answer to your question, some of which you may not have needed, but hope that clarifies.

    Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

    Quick question, since I plan on staying and visiting here once in a while, is there any maintenance task I may be of help in here. Best regards

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    Hi @Synoman Barris:...apologies for the delayed reply. I'd like to eventually work on our categorization system on Public Test Wiki, but haven't completely settled on the taxonomy for classifying pages and whether direct versus indirect form of classification is preferable. However, if you're so inclined, you could, perhaps, go through Template: namespace, looking for out of scope templates with no or very few transclusions and which seem to have no real logical use on Public Test Wiki. Note that some templates which are supposed to be substituted may have zero transclusions, so you'll want to check for that, and will also want to remove any existing template protection prior to deletion. Other than that, I can't really think of any other near-term maintenance-related tasks that either I or @Naleksuh: haven't already done. Thanks for wanting to volunteer, though! :)

    Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

    Hello, I just started implementing your suggestion, see the deletion log.

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    Sounds good. Thanks. Yeah, Template: namespace tends to get a fair bit of imported out of scope templates that will never be used on TestWiki. Any help you (and @Naleksuh:, if he wants to help) can provide in this area would be appreciated.

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    Hi again @Synoman Barris:...I've re-added the bits, as you requested, and realized I may have misread your question. What idea did you have in mind locally for TestWiki in terms of a system? I think we generally do pretty well with the global administration of the no open proxies policy, whether bot- or human-initiated blocking of open web proxy IP addresses, so am not sure what more we need to do locally, but would be curious to know what you had in mind that we could do locally. Regarding torunblocked, though, interestingly, in your absence, that user right was previously included to all registered, logged in users. Following a successful community proposal at TestWiki:Community portal, though, that is now restricted to either (a) bureaucrats (or above) and (b) trusted Tor users, which may be granted by either bureaucrats or consuls on a discretionary basis. I'm still working on finalizing some suggested guidelines for granting, but I'm thinking we may want to require a confirmation edit on a Wikimedia wiki user account in good standing in existence for at least six months. What do you think?

    Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

    Not a bad idea, actually if their is a bot handling the blocking of open proxies that’s cool, so there is no need since it may bring overlap. I have also been trying to create my Wiki alone but it has really been tedious but I’ll manage (It will take months before I complete everything). Best regards

    Naleksuh (talkcontribs)

    There isn't any bot blocking open proxies here at this time, however TOR exit nodes are unable to edit via an extension.

    What is the problem with creating your wiki?

    Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

    Thanks for creating my Wiki, can you help me out with the styling, I need to add an image to replace the miraheze default logo. I’ve been trying and I seem not to get it

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    @Synoman Barris: No problem, and thanks for the follow up question. In my experience, the site logo needs to be roughly the exact size you want. For example, it will not automatically resize if you use a full resolution, full size image. So, I'd suggest making a logo version of your logo and resizing it to between 100-200px, with 135-150px seemingly preferred. Hope that helps.

    Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

    Thanks

    Dmehus (talkcontribs)

    No problem.