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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 last edited by Dmehus 13:06, 28 October 2020 30 days ago

Resolved no need for any other comments

BlackWidowMovie0 (talkcontribs)

I am the sixth active user on the test wiki. You are first, with 310, then somebody has 82, then 72, then 58, then 48. Idk why I am messaging you this, but I am. BlackWidowMovie0000Editor (talk) 18:50, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Summary by Dmehus

Editor BlackWidowMovie0000Editor enquiring in good-faith on moving TestWiki:Request permissions to TestWiki:Request for permissions, to match the TW:RfP official shortcut redirect. While possible, yes, there doesn't seem to be an immediate need. Rather, Zppix has created a redirect for Request for Permissions to redirect to TestWiki:Request permissions.

BlackWidowMovie0 (talkcontribs)
Zppix (talkcontribs)

I will create a redirect from Request for Permissions to Request Permissions

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

@BlackWidowMovie0: Yeah, I think just creating a redirect for Request for permissions, as @Zppix: has done, is all that's needed. It's the shortcut Meta uses, so I'd rather keep using TW:RfP as the primary shortcut.

Summary by Dmehus

Administrator Cactus754 checking to see if they can add the sysop user group to their Cactus755 legitimate alternate account for a very short term period (approximately one day) for testing purposes, which is allowed.

Cactus754 (talkcontribs)

Hi, am I allowed to add the admin bit to my alt account?

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

@Cactus754: I wouldn't say that would be a problem, but am curious to know why you need administrator on both of your accounts. Will one account be doing a certain type of editing, or will it be a bot or bot-like account (i.e., with Huggle, AutoWikiBrowser, etc.)? Bot accounts do require Consul approval at TestWiki:Bot approval requests

BlackWidowMovie0 (talkcontribs)

Yes, as it is managed by you. The only condition is that your alt request it in TW:RfP, just for record-keeping purposes.

—[ BlackWidowMovie0 ][ Talk | Contributions | Guestbook

00:14, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Dmehus (talkcontribs)
Cactus754 (talkcontribs)

No. I will only assign the admin bit for about a day, then remove it. As for the bot permission, I will not assign it to anyone.

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

@Cactus754: That's fine then. You can link to this topic, if you wish, when granting and removing.

Cactus754 (talkcontribs)

Thanks.

Summary by Dmehus

These templates are potentially useful for granting permissions, and were on my radar to create. BlackWidowMovie0000Editor is reminded, and thanked, for self-reverting their creation of Template:AdminAcceptRfP by moving it immediately into their own userspace. Template:BureaucratAcceptRfP has been  approved and moved to Template: namespace.

BlackWidowMovie0 (talkcontribs)
Dmehus (talkcontribs)

@BlackWidowMovie0: LPGTM. I was thinking of creating a similar template to this. I note you created it in Template: namespace at first, which was, technically, in breach of your restriction; however, you did essentially self-revert right away by moving it into own userspace first, so that's positive. I would suggest avoiding all other namespace altogether, and editing solely in your userspace, and you should be fine. I will move this to Template: namespace now.

BlackWidowMovie0 (talkcontribs)

OK. Thanks. I forgot at first, so I then remembered and moved it to my namespace immediately. Also, can I create Template:BureaucratAcceptRfP?

BlackWidowMovie0 (talkcontribs)
Dmehus (talkcontribs)

 Done.

User triggering global filters

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Summary by Dmehus

 Spam only Wesley0562 account locked

Justarandomliberal (talkcontribs)

Hello there. This user has been triggering global anti-spam filters throughout the day. See abuse log. Should I block them, and if so, for how long?

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

@Justarandomliberal: Normally, Global Sysops and stewards will take care of the spam only accounts via the locking mechanisms of CentralAuth, so that would indeed be my preference. I've reported them in the #miraheze-cvt channel on IRC. If not dealt with in the next hour, please feel free to locally block them for up to one week until globally locked. Hope that helps. :)

Justarandomliberal (talkcontribs)

Thank you!

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Looks like MrJaroslavik has  locked Wesley0562, so this has been taken care of. Nevertheless, you can consider the above a standing authorization for you to locally block spam only accounts in similar instances for up to one week pending global action.

Hypercane (talkcontribs)

Hey Dmehus, I was wondering if I could have my bureaucrat and sysop rights back, thank you.

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

 Done. Welcome back. :)

Summary by Dmehus

 No problem

R4356th (talkcontribs)
Dmehus (talkcontribs)
Summary by Dmehus

Lily was thanked for the changes she has made to various templates on TestWiki, and for requesting the CharInsert and EditTools extensions be enabled on TestWiki. She has additionally been granted bureaucrat rights on TestWiki.

Lily (talkcontribs)

Hi Doug, thank you for your offer to get bureaucrat rights, I appreciate that very much. These rights would be helpful for my tests, so a big big yes thank you, Lily (Manuela) (Lilypond Wiki · talk and I will listen · my little garden ) 07:09, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Hi Lily, no problem, and thank you for the positive changes you've made to TestWiki's template documentation as well. A small note regarding bureaucrat on TestWikiit doesn't include managewiki access, but does include nearly everything else (other than granting certain user groups) and restricted abuse filter actions. Nevertheless, if there's a change you require made in ManageWiki, any Consul can usually do this for you, with only limited exceptions where a community discussion may first be required. As a bureaucrat, though, you can also grant rights at TestWiki:Request permissions, should you feel so inclined.

Lily (talkcontribs)
Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Hi Lily, as far as I'm aware, those extensions probably weren't enabled as we may not have realized what they do or didn't have a use for them. I was actually thinking about enabling DynamicPageList, and CharInsert looks pretty non-controversial, so this is  done.

Lily (talkcontribs)
Dmehus (talkcontribs)

@Lily: No problem. Ah, yes, I noticed at least one of those changes. Either CharInsert or EditTools is where those links come from in the WikiEditor. We had those setup on Meta, Commons, and Template Wiki, as far as I'm aware, but not TestWiki for some reason. Thank you for doing that here, and also for your helpful improvements to our templates and template documentation. I particularly like the change(s) you made to {{delete}}.

Administrator inactivity

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Summary by Dmehus

New administrator enquiring about our inactivity policy, with appreciation to @BlackWidowMovie0: for linking to the policy. I don't need to reply to this.

Cactus754 (talkcontribs)

Do admins get their rights removed for inactivity? If so, then how long do they stay inactive for before they are desysopped? Thanks.

BlackWidowMovie0 (talkcontribs)
Cactus754 (talkcontribs)

thanks

About forgetting to erase the test page

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Summary by Dmehus

Administrator @: notifying me of some administrator history merge tests not undone by @Ans:. This is now  done, but Ans is gently reminded to review TestWiki:Testing policy, reverting all test actions in the reverse order performed. For history merges, one doesn't need to unmerge prior to deletion, but one should still delete said pages.

(talkcontribs)

@Dmehus: Since it is a user subpage, I am wondering if it can be deleted.thanks.-- (talk) 14:44, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

@: Which page?

(talkcontribs)

@Dmehus: Please see User:Ans/Test merge history/XXX.I think I forgot to erase it.

Dmehus (talkcontribs)

Pine/Matsu, thanks. This might be a bit early to delete their tests, though it's not clear why they only merged the revisions from one of the created test pages and not all of them. As such, I've  Done this per this request.