User talk:Dmehus

About this board

I am a consul, who also holds the bureaucrat and administrator bits, on Public Test Wiki.

If you:

  • Have a question, please start a new thread
  • Want administrator or other user rights, request it here or at RfP
  • Want bureaucrat permissions, ideally, request it at RfP, but you can also request it here so long as you are familiar with the granting guidelines
  • Have come here because I left you a message on your user talk page or elsewhere, please reply on that page and {{ping}} me so I am aware that you have replied, in order to keep the discussions together

In all cases, please remember to assume good faith

Summary by Dmehus


Sakura emad (talkcontribs)

hello is there any archive bot to archive old talk page messages? thank you.

Cigaryno (talkcontribs)
Kiko4564 (talkcontribs)

I've partially blocked him for violating his editing restrictions, do you want to desysop him? I did desysop him, but I restored his sysop flag on the request of another user as I was told that I should've left that to a consul.

Kiko4564 (talkcontribs)

Actually, never mind, User:Void has already lifted this block as you may be aware.

Summary by ApexAgunomu

The problem is long since resolved

ApexAgunomu (talkcontribs)

You don't have to worry about my block-the person lifted it and apologized.

AlPaD (talkcontribs)

Hello! This IP address was blocked for vandalism by another administrator, but in order isn't to violate the block, I had blocked his IP range . Needed? Thanks!

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

AlPaD, thank you for the question, and apologies for the delay in replying. This is blatant vandalism, to be sure, but it's only one edit. Your rangeblock probably wasn't needed, but it was only a three-day block and it was a soft block, so minimal (if any) legitimate users would be affected, and they could always create an account on a wiki other than TestWiki. I'd probably rangeblock if it was an open proxy/web host/colocation provider, or there were more vandalism entries with different single IPs on that range. Hope that helps? In any case, it wasn't wrong, and was still potentially helpful, so thank you for the counter-vandalism and maintenance work you do here. :)

AlPaD (talkcontribs)

Thank you very much :)

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

No problem, and thank you for helping out here with non-test administrative actions. It's been helpful.

DarkMatterMan4500 (talkcontribs)

I do apologize for the blatant biting of the user. While I am responsible for all the edits I make here, I legitimately thought that the user was making some rather questionable or rather problematic editing, in terms of the amount of gibberish I've been noticing lately from ApexAgonomu (previously known as Bugambilia as of this writing). --DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) 23:57, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

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Zippybonzo (talkcontribs)

You know how the main page talks about how an admin school may come soon, I think that we should create said admin school and I will volunteer to run it and some other users may join me running it. Any thoughts?

Zippybonzo (talkcontribs)

I plan on putting it on the community portal soon, but I would like some feedback first, I will work on the pages now as if the community would like to carry through it can be created ASAP. Thanks,

Reply to "Admin School"
Water eater120 (talkcontribs)

i pinged u on mirahezze

Reply to "hey"
Startus (talkcontribs)

Hello Doug, I have created a template in my userspace (User:Startus/Template:QD-notice). If there are no issues can I move it to the template namespace? Thank you!

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Mazzaz, sure, that seems fine; however, if you articulate a clear reason for deletion, I don't see a problem with just deleting the user's page, and perhaps modify the wording to advise the user how to request either (a) page restoration or (b) rights back (linking to TestWiki:Request permissions) so they can restore it. I would also add --~~<noinclude/>~~ to the given template, so the signature is included when it is substituted. Finally, I would also add template documentation stating the template should always be substituted. Hope that helps.

Reply to "Hello"
Excelsis (talkcontribs)

Hi Doug, can I be exempted from inactivity in terms of sysop right? Thanks.

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Ugochimobi, what would be the reason? Given how easy it is to make one edit/log action or two every three months, I'm not really seeing a need.

Excelsis (talkcontribs)


Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Though inactivity exemptions remain Consul discretion, if you wish, you may articulate a request at TestWiki:Community portal on your reason for needing an inactivity exemption, and, if consensus is overwhelming, I will likely grant the requested inactivity exemption on that basis.

Reply to "Inactivity exempt"
Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

Hello Dmehus, hope your doing well. I made a rerequest for interface admin over at Rfp which was declined by a test user citing "trust issues". I had this permission before (when we could grant it ourselves) and I've made some edits to interface admin protected pages in the past without breaking anything. Please advice. Cheers

MirahezeGDPR a51581232c7cc84ec1a32c40d8489548 (talkcontribs)

It was locked to consuls for a reason. You have made one edit to CSS pages, which was reverted.

Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

No problem then. Consider this request withdrawn

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Synoman Barris, though your request rationale could've been a bit clearer, you've shown yourself to be a trusted user, have confirmed your Wikimedia user account of the same name, and have shown yourself to be familiar with CSS and JS script editing, on Miraheze and on Wikimedia, so I've  done this for you for the time being and on a provisional basis.

Synoman Barris (talkcontribs)

Thank you. If you don't mind you can also return my +crat and + admin bits. I was a bit frustrated earlier and I ended up removing both. Cheers

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

No problem, done. I can understand your frustration, and was a bit puzzled why Naleksuh declined your request, since bureaucrats have no capacity to add, or remove, the interface-admin permission on TestWiki. They can, of course, express a comment, which Consuls will take into consideration, but, ultimately, the decision to grant rests with Consuls alone. I apologize for my delay in actioning your original request. I generally aim to action such requests within three (3) calendar days, but in the event I do not achieve this objective and something is more urgently required, please feel free to join us on IRC in #miraheze-testwiki or reach out to any other Consul

MirahezeGDPR a51581232c7cc84ec1a32c40d8489548 (talkcontribs)

I don't see any evidence of trust. In particular, the user claims they have "made some edits to interface admin protected pages in the past without breaking anything", even though this is false, their only edit to css/js pages broke that page and had to be reverted.

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Their edits to CSS/JS pages on TestWiki may be limited, but they have edited similar pages on other Miraheze wikis. Additionally, per their level of trustworthiness established from the Wikimedia wikis, I'm thus satisfied. One reverted edit to a CSS/JS page, which seems to be more of an editorial/UX reversion than anything else, should not disqualify someone from serving with the permission. If Synoman makes questionable edits, this can be raised with any Consul, and the permission can be removed

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