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A kitten for you!



Blobaugh 16:52, 12 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

A kitten for you!


You ought to have more then one kittenย :)

Jeroen De Dauw (talk) 06:01, 12 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

  The Original Barnstar
Dm Devon7120 (talk) 16:46, 14 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

An important message about renaming users

Dear ^demon,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

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Yay for straightforward solutions! [1] --Nemo 21:06, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

What can I say, I like taking initiativeย :) ^demon[omg plz]ย 21:08, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply


Hi ^demon, can you please restore Manual:Insecure settings to User:Leucosticte/Insecure settings? Thanks. Leucosticte (talk) 02:19, 7 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

 ย Done ^demon[omg plz]ย 02:20, 7 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Random acts of CR barnstar

I hereby award you this random acts of code review barnstar for being among the few most active +2'ers that we know of! Nemo 23:30, 3 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

MW Release Manager

Heiya, first of all thank you for doing this job and congrats for this new role! One little wish for the future will be to stick to the pre-release announcements which were introduced a while ago. I am not sure if this was not done because of the solitaire hackathon circumstances this time but my impression is that they were not just for me very useful. Another suggestion is to probably not continue to use the e-mail account used for the announcement today. While I personally do not have a problem with this, I suspect that this may not by overly appropriate for others. Why not use something like <relases@...> Just a suggestion - no fisticuffs.ย ;) --[[kgh]] (talk) 20:09, 25 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Let's just wait and see what happens. Thanks for reading anyway. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 20:12, 8 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you for everything you've done around here. You're awesome! And I like your Picย :) OMG ...--Grind24 (talk) 16:25, 3 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Change LDAP username request

Hello, is it okay you could change my LDAP username?ย :) All the info should be inside at phab:T142261 I think, thank you! SamanthaNguyen (talk) 23:00, 28 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Please participate again in improving the "Conflict of interest" section

The "Conflict of interest" section was not approved earlier.

There has been further discussion on it, aiming to solve those issues. Please participate in the sub-sections of Talk:Code of Conduct/Draft#Finalize "Conflict of interest" section? and make sure your concerns are being addressed.


User:Mattflaschen-WMF 03:55, 28 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Brian O' Connor (actor)

Hi, can you please unprotect this from creation as I want to accept the AFC Draft:Brian O' Connor (actor) on the English wiki, thanks Atlantic306 (talk) 23:36, 30 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Can you provide a direct link to enwiki for this? Or perhaps request it at w:Wikipedia:Requests_for_page_protection? ^demon[omg plz]ย 23:24, 3 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Weigh in on whether to finalize the new version of the "Conflict of interest" section

You participated earlier in discussion about the "Conflict of interest" section of the draft Code of Conduct for technical spaces. There was not consensus to approve an earlier version of this section. I'm contacting you to let you know the draft has been updated, and we are now discussing whether to finalize the new version.

Please participate here.

Thank you,

User:Mattflaschen-WMF via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:32, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

English Wikipedia Talk

Please see your enwiki usertalk. Thank you, Xaosflux (talk) 01:24, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

How do I pronounce your username?

Monmouth Bison (talk) 10:03, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

"Face with tears of joy" Legoktm (talk) 17:57, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply


Hi. I'm one of the Crats on en:. I'd be grateful if you could return to BN there and clarify your request. I value good admins and would rather not lose one. Best. --Dweller (talk) 15:33, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Ta --Dweller (talk) 16:21, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply


I am new to this and came across the username discussion on Wikipedia. I see that it is being allowed but I thought of something. Some emojis have been added to the Oxford Dictionary: CommotioCerebri (talk) 15:34, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

A kitten for you!


Because kittens are awesome

Kenny2wiki (talk) 07:22, 1 October 2017 (UTC)Reply


I respect that you have every right to express yourself how you'd like but I would simply like to encourage you to reconsider others' sensibilities when you make posts such as this. โ€”Justin (koavf)โคTโ˜ฎCโ˜บMโ˜ฏ 08:21, 28 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Acknowledged. FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 19:06, 28 November 2017 (UTC)Reply


  A ๐Ÿ˜‚ for you?
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I can't get enough of these emojis. Hastiness (talk) 19:32, 23 December 2017 (UTC)Reply

Vandalism cleanup

Can you use your admin tools to clean up the vandalism by User:Elitenova? Thanks.

Artix Kreiger (talk) 16:32, 18 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Gerrit issue?

Hi. 20after4 and myself are trying to get reviewed but he says he's unable to see the AdManager.php file. I was unable too as well, but a day later I was able to see it again. When I asked 20after4 again, he still can't see the file. Can you do some magic here and see what you can find out, please? It's something weird. Regard, โ€”MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:11, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

I see it. I can't imagine what's going on here... FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 21:09, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Wait, I see what you're talking about. Lemme have a look FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 21:10, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Developer console: GET net::ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT. What the heck? FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 21:11, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Solved it! Disable Adblock Plus or any related scripts. I guess AdManager is triggering its rulesย ;-) FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 21:15, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for taking a look. If the code is okay, may you please +2 it if you feel confortable? Thanks, โ€”MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:12, 20 January 2018 (UTC)Reply


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Deletion request

Hi Chad, can you delete this page? It is machine translate. I have not delete right in group Translation administrator. Thanks! Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:54, 12 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

 ย Done FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 17:59, 12 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
And please delete all pages created by this user on serbian language (all in subpages with prefix /sr) It is machine translation. Sorry and thanks! Zoranzoki21 (talk) 18:02, 12 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Best wishes

MediaWiki 1.31 is a nice last thing to be remembered for. Best wishes for your career, I'm happy to see our people go conquer the world.ย :) --Nemo 06:12, 15 June 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the kind words ๐Ÿค— FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 04:13, 18 June 2018 (UTC)Reply


How the hell did you get an emoji in your username? Just asking. โ€”ย Preceding unsigned comment added by Cortex128 (talk โ€ข contribs) 05:29, 7 November 2018โ€Ž (UTC)Reply

Hi @Coretex128: , You can request a rename of your username by visiting Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Peachey88 (talk) 08:20, 3 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Are you User:ReleaseNotesBot?

Hey Chad, Someone noticed that User:ReleaseNotesBot edited and it didn't have a userpage, Having a look at the creation log you created the account many years ago, If it was you, Could you please update the Bot's userpage with {{Bot}} please. Peachey88 (talk) 08:24, 3 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

That was a project that didn't pan out. I've blocked the account so it doesn't get hacked or anything (fwiw, I don't even have the password to it myself anymore). FACE WITH TEARS OF JOYย [u+1F602]ย 08:35, 3 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
I wonder who used it on the 3rd then, if you didn't have the password :o. Peachey88 (talk) 09:14, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
I used the bot from the Jenkins install Chad setup for us quite some time ago. Plan is to use it as Chad intended (I thinkย :)) and have the bot update the deploy notes automagically. Yesterday was a good first test of the setup. If you could remove the block, I'll update the Bot's userpage, sorry for confusion. TCipriani (WMF) (talk) 18:48, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
@TCipriani (WMF): done. Peachey88 (talk) 19:02, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply


You've got a coooooooooooooooooooooool username in Wikipedia! Key to Sky-{้ ใ„็ฉบใธ}-(Talk|Contributions) 15:31, 19 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

Notice: Admin activity review

Hello ๐Ÿ˜‚,

I hope that this message finds you well.

I am writing to inform you that you may lose your adminship (and other advanced permissions) on because of inactivity.

A policy regarding the removal of advanced permissions (e.g.: administrator, bureaucrat, interface-admin, etc.) was adopted by community consensus in 2013. While initially that policy did not apply to this site, the community decided in August 2020 to opt-in.

You are being notified because we have identified that your account meets the inactivity criteria stated in the policy: no edits and no administrative log actions for the last 2 years.

  • If you want to keep your advanced permissions, you should inform the community (at Project:Current issues) about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. A community notice about this process has been also posted on said page. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your advanced permissions, please contact the stewards at the stewards noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish for you to continue to maintain your advanced permissions.
  • If you wish to resign your advanced permissions, you may do so by filing a request for removal on Meta-Wiki.
  • If there is no response at all on one month after this notification, the stewards will proceed to remove your advanced permissions without further notice.

In ambiguous cases, stewards will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review.

If you have any questions, please let me know or feel free to message us at the stewards. If you feel we've made a mistake and your account is active, we'd also appreciate to let us know, and please accept our apologies.

Best regards,
--MarcoAurelio (talk) (via MassMessage) 22:13, 9 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi, today your admin flag has been removed. Einsbor (talk) 11:14, 9 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Release Engineering

I noticed only now. Welcome back! <3 Nemo 16:39, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello, I have added the <translate> tags to try to translate the page but I only get "This page contains changes which are not marked for translation.", it does not give me the option to start translating, what can we do? 23:26, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

As if that were not enough, we also have to create a page in translatewiki, I am a Miraheze sysop and that extension appears, but I only get "RemoveRedlinks-desc", that means that the wiki is trying to display the non-existent translatewiki page 23:31, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

User name

hello, let me ask. What do you think about naming users using emojis? Is there a policy regarding that? My name was changed without my permission. can you help. this should be a minor problem. KopiHangat (talk) 01:14, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply