About this board

Top volunteer code contributor -- thank you and a question

SDeckelmann-WMF (talkcontribs)

Hi! I'm Selena Deckelmann, CPTO for the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm reaching out to our top volunteer code contributors -- thank you so much for your contributions! Would you be interested in a real time chat, voice or video call? I would love to hear more about your volunteer work, answer any questions you might have for me, and hear any advice or suggestions you have for me or any part of the WMF generally. Thanks!

Reply to "Top volunteer code contributor -- thank you and a question"

Need your input on a policy impacting gadgets and UserJS

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

Dear interface administrator,

This is Samuel from the Security team and I hope my message finds you well.

There is an ongoing discussion on a proposed policy governing the use of external resources in gadgets and UserJS. The proposed Third-party resources policy aims at making the UserJS and Gadgets landscape a bit safer by encouraging best practices around external resources. After an initial non-public conversation with a small number of interface admins and staff, we've launched a much larger, public consultation to get a wider pool of feedback for improving the policy proposal. Based on the ideas received so far, the proposed policy now includes some of the risks related to user scripts and gadgets loading third-party resources, best practices for gadgets and UserJS developers, and exemptions requirements such as code transparency and inspectability.

As an interface administrator, your feedback and suggestions are warmly welcome until July 17, 2023 on the policy talk page.

Have a great day!

Samuel (WMF), on behalf of the Foundation's Security team 12:08, 10 July 2023 (UTC)

Reply to "Need your input on a policy impacting gadgets and UserJS"

The Technical Decision Forum needs YOU!

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)


This is your letter from Hogwarts personal invitation to become a community representative in the Technical Decision Forum (TDF).

Your contributions to the movement so far make you an excellent candidate, so we hope you'll consider joining. Please visit the TDF Community Representation page for more information, and email TDFSupport@wikimedia.org by Aug 12, 2022 to be considered for selection. Do note that the requirements listed on wiki so far are just a starting point, they are not set in stone; just provide your name, name of the group you "represent" if any, and a short sentence or two explaining your interest.

For any questions, please post at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Technical_decision_making/Forum, or on the related Movement Strategy Forum topic, or simply email TDFSupport@wikimedia.org.

Thank you! --the Technical Decision Forum.

Reply to "The Technical Decision Forum needs YOU!"

Thanks for your help on IRC!

2 (talkcontribs)

Thanks. Yours, ~~~~ (talkcontribs)

Edit: I forgot flow doesnt use signatures, whatever, thanks

Reply to "Thanks for your help on IRC!"

Regarding a request on phab

CX Zoom (talkcontribs)

Hi, regarding phab:305470, that you closed as invalid, I wanted to talk with you. (Don't know where to talk on phab.) Firstly, thanks for letting me know that there is a new interwiki link that I was unaware of. And secondly, wouldn't it be more natural and make more sense to have interwiki links for a project that resembles exactly the domain name of that Project. I assume that it won't break anything else. Thanks! CX Zoom (A/अ/অ) (let's talk|contribs) 18:41, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Zabe (talkcontribs)
Reply to "Regarding a request on phab"
DannyS712 (talkcontribs)

Congratulations on your successful request for adminship.

TwilightSparkleBlocker453 (talkcontribs)

Well done Zabe, Congrats!

DannyS712 (talkcontribs)

I've now granted interface adminship per your latest request, please remember to be careful!

Reply to "Congratulations"

How we will see unregistered users

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)


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)

Reply to "How we will see unregistered users"
There are no older topics