Thanks for the work that you've been doing to keep this wiki working. I appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:11, 8 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Thank you, things like this do motivate me to keep doing it.  Majavah talk · edits 12:02, 8 August 2020 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for deleting my page. Prahlad balaji (talk) 21:01, 13 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi please delete.Ferhat Saskin There is no such actor.fake actor.source is invalid. XxImmortalTurkxX (talk) 02:59, 20 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Message from Abhijitsilindia


Are you mad Abhijitsilindia (talk) 09:56, 14 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Why you delete my page ? Abhijitsilindia (talk) 09:56, 14 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Can I ask how is your page in's scope?  Majavah talk · edits 09:57, 14 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

¡Una barnstar para ti!

  El barnstar anti-vandalismo
A hard work fight every day against spam. ¡ Thank you ! Jimmy Olano (talk) 09:27, 9 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with MediaWiki and Wikitech communities


The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the technical communities in Wikimedia. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 14:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

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Thank you for your work on T218729. Legoktm (talk) 15:16, 24 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! :D Majavah (talk!) 10:59, 25 March 2021 (UTC)Reply
Also copied to enwiki user page, since I store everything there ([1]) Majavah (talk!) 10:59, 25 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Please delete my request page


Please delete [2]Gorning1 (talk) 19:28, 24 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Why? Majavah (talk!) 09:54, 25 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



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.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

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)

Thank you for reverting the edit


I don't know what happened at, glad that you fixed it ! Thanks! Best, TiagoLubiana (talk) 15:37, 2 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Want to start contributing


Hey taavi ,

I wanna start contribution to

with which issue should i start with ? 05:17, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hi. (I'm replying via my work account, since WMCS is definitely work-related.) My general advice is to pick something that you find interesting, for example a bug that's been annoying you or a missing feature that you would find useful. See also [3] which matches my thoughts pretty well, and Good first bugs which has some (non Cloud Services specific) tasks that have been identified as good tasks for newcomers. Taavi-WMF (talk) 19:42, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hey, for this task( we essentially add
profile::puppet::agent::force_puppet7: true
acmechief_host: acmechief2002.codfw.wmne
In modules/toolforge/manifets/-- .pp files am I correct? Punith.nyk (talk) 09:09, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply



Regarding the error T357899 Use of uninitialized value within @kml:

Moikka Taavi! Sorry, I am the one who created wiki-osm. I just started a long trip and will return at the end of March. Then I will hopefully find time to repair the bug. Please be patient when the program continues to fill the error log. --Lenzp (talk) 10:38, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Disputing a merged commit


I found a commit merged last year, which in my opinion I found insufficient judgment to do so from commit message. I am not going to make a patch to revert it since I am not confident that it should be reverted. But I don't know where is the correct venue to dispute it.

(In particular the commit is gerrit:895227, which is made by User:KHarlan (WMF) and you added a +2 to merge it.) GZWDer (talk) 12:12, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi @GZWDer. Any concerns with a specific patch should be raised on the task itself or on a related Phabricator task.
In this case, as PageTriage was (and still mostly is) specific to workflows on the English Wikipedia, it makes sense to drop support for UserMerge after it was undeployed from Wikimedia wikis and policy no longer required support for it in all Wikimedia deployed extensions.
I was familiar with both the UserMerge undeployment and had been following PageTriage development around then so I didn't see any issues merging a patch to drop UserMerge support made by one of the people working on PageTriage at that time. Taavi (talk!) 13:14, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I concern it as UserMerge is not abandonware - it is just no longer installed in Wikimedia wikis, but can be used and is used elsewhere (though I am not sure how will the future of PageTriage be). Also in my opinion "drop support for UserMerge" is a separate thing so in the future it is better to create a dedicated task for similar stuff. GZWDer (talk) 14:09, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply