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Thanks, and regards, Diego Grez ¡hablemos! 18:01, 28 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Page Test edit

Can make a User:KnuxD/Test ? @KnuxD 13:41, 2 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Feel free :) - Hoo man 13:55, 2 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Try this on for size edit

I think that I have nutted the issue, however, I could be way off the mark with regard to s:en:Special:AbuseFilter/1, and my IRC mutterings probably misled slightly (and that would be due to not being able to view the whole filter at once (which would be helpful)) and I have not thought Filters for a while.

The first part of the condition looks for id=headertemplate in new_html (so all new pages must have a functioning component {{header}} [plain vanilla]) and the remainder of the conditions look to any edit that more relates to further editing. To me it seems that when the subst: precedes the template name, it somehow obviates the ability to see the id component in new_html. I tried it with {{EB1911}}template which is aother derivative of {{header}}, and it worked fine, hence my all on the subst: component. How? No idea. — billinghurst sDrewth 02:18, 7 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

MediaWiki_1.21#Ajax_patrolling edit

Hello, it would be nice if you could add some "advertising" for the new feature in this section. --Nemo 12:23, 18 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

I've added two sentences explaining it a bit. That's not really much, but after all that feature isn't a very big deal anyway (only the long code review time made it seem like) - Hoo man (talk) 02:06, 26 March 2013 (UTC)Reply
It's a feature that can save huge lots of time to many people and change the look of RecentChanges. :) --Nemo 02:20, 26 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

I created MediaWiki_1.22#More_anti-vandalism_improvements, you may want to add more. I hope we'll be able to also fix bugzilla:35785 to make it more complete. --Nemo 06:15, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

I've modified that page a bit... but I don't really like to have the enhanced changeslist as default. I don't like to use at my own and the code is painfully bad. - Hoo man (talk) 21:39, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Search gadget edit

Hello, I see that the Wikidata search gadget has been improved and now works also on monobook, by adding a second search bar below the standard one. Would you be able to adapt our search gadget here to improve the Talk:Wikimedia_technical_search#Look_.26_feel by making it visible also outside special:search? Thanks, Nemo 22:08, 12 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

centralauth talk edit

page sorry fpor wiping it thought if I add liqud discussion the talk page would automatically go to the liquid discussion 15:03, 22 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Patrolling in 1.22 edit

Check Unique daily patrollers vs reviewers: it seems your patrolling changes in 1.22wmf5 and 1.22wmf7 have increased the daily number of patrollers by 100-200 % on! --Nemo 19:21, 9 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Wow, thanks for letting me know \o/ - Hoo man (talk) 04:31, 10 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

An important message about renaming users edit

Dear Hoo man,

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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Random acts of CR barnstar edit

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 23:34, 3 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thank you :) - Hoo man (talk) 04:52, 4 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

w:it:Modulo:Infobox edit

The go-to persons for infobox+wikidata vs. capiunto are Rotpunkt and Moroboshi. --Nemo 13:51, 24 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Question edit

Hi Hoo man

Could you tell me who can merge my former account into this one and how? I didnt get the installation process.

Thanks. Please drop me a message here [1]--CoroneldelNorte (talk) 00:34, 17 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Locked global renames edit

Hi. When you've got some time, can you review and/or correct the procedure to unblock global renames? I've added at Help:Extension:CentralAuth/Global_rename#Recovering_a_.22locked.22_account what I believe is the current process, but it needs an eye. Thanks and regards. --Marco Aurelio (talkmeta) 22:08, 7 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

PM edit

Hy, I sent you a PM over the contact form here a few days ago (16.05.2019 04:52 CET) regarding to a technical procedure. Just wanted to ask, if the message has reached you, or if it stucks in your spam folder. Thx and regards! --DL8hS9H4MPH (talk) 13:44, 19 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

OAuth administrator edit

Hi. I noticed that you are listed as an OAuth administrator here, but that group was migrated to meta wiki, and no longer has any user rights associated with it here. Any objections to removal? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 05:47, 19 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users edit


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

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)

Voting in the WMF Board Election edit


I was surprised to see that you hadn't voted in the WMF Board Election yet. Have you reviewed m:Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022/Candidates at the list of candidates? I'm sure you'll notice some familiar names worth supporting. --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 15:31, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply