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Thanks, and regards, GeorgeBarnick (talk) 19:10, 21 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Your registration at edit

Hi Dinoguy1000, I am afraid that your registration got lost since it was made on the old server after the database was migrated to the new server, which was a rodeo. To cut it short. You may now register again and I will create the account for you. Sorry for the mess, but I saw this too late. Cheers --[[kgh]] (talk) 15:38, 29 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Aah, that's no problem. I'd seen the notice about the server move, and knew there was a chance of something like this happening. =) ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 16:30, 29 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Your phabricator avatar edit

Who is she? Is she an anime character? Just wanted to know. :) Masumrezarock100 (talk) 02:53, 23 October 2019 (UTC)Reply
She's a random character by Shunya Yamashita that I found like a decade ago and liked enough to use. I have no idea if she has a name or any backstory; I've only ever found two images of her. ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 04:50, 23 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

We sent you an e-mail edit

Hello Dinoguy1000,

Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email

You can see my explanation here.

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How we will see unregistered users edit


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Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)