Your signature's timestamp format[edit source]
First, thank you for signing your talk page, user talk page, and noticeboard posts with four tildes (
~~~~). This is crucial for helping to identify you.
Nevertheless, as our noticeboards and some talk pages are automatically archived by a bot, the bot requires certain formatting conventions to user signatures, or it will prevent the thread from being archived. In the case of your most recent thread, @CircleyDoesExtracter: replied to you in his patrolling and clerking of stewards' noticeboard, so the thread will be still archived as his signature and timestamp meets the guidelines. Had CircleyDoesExtracter not replied, though, and your post received no replies, it wouldn't have been archived.
Thus, we require that signature timestamps follow the standard requirements, which include formatting your timestamp as in this example:
10:10, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
In addition, while not required now, the forthcoming DiscussionTools extension and MediaWiki 1.35 will require that users link to either (a) their user page or (b) their user talk page, so you may want to get ahead of that and also provide a link to either (or both). Simply check the option to "treat signature as wikitext." You can also use as a transcluded signature (like CircleyDoesExtracter does), if you wish.
September 2020[edit source]
So, a couple things regarding your recent activity on Meta have necessitated these formal warnings on your user talk page, to bring you into compliance with Meta policies and guidelines, which are itemized in turn.
- Your signature timestamp format. As I previously cautioned you here, your signature timestamp does not comply with Meta's established talk page signature format guidelines. I have personally fixed more than half a dozen of your signature timestamp formats, CircleyDoesExtracter has now kindly fixed your timestamp format yet again. As I said above, you need to go into your Special:Preferences (or Special:GlobalPreferences, to apply globally), and fix your signature timestamp format to follow the standard format (
00:01, 4 September 2020 (UTC)). This is no longer an ask; this is a tell. If you do not heed this warning, this becomes an issue of competency is required to edit and post on Meta and, moreover, an issue with you not apparently hearing the message, and you may be partially blocked from the Main and Talk namespaces to force compliance with our established guidelines and local policies
- Filing unsubstantiated conduct or content reports of wikis on the noticeboards. As you did here, there were a couple problems with your report of Common Sense Wiki. Firstly, you cited no global policy violation, and instead referred to claims of "whiteknighting," a locally-contrived rule that has no basis to stewards and Global Sysops. Secondly, were you to allege a global policy violation, you must do the initial investigating and documenting of your reports, by linking to linked diffs in the format
[[mh:subdomain:Special:Diff/123456]], where 123456 refers to the revision number(s) of the linked revision and subdomain refers to the Miraheze subdomain of the customer wiki. See line 5 of this page to copy and paste a script into your global.js file to assist with this process. Typically, these diffs are listed in an unordered or ordered list format, again following established formatting conventions. I would further strongly you against filing similar unsubstantiated reports of user conduct or reports of locally-contrived claims of "whiteknighting," especially unsubstantiated reports. Multiple unsubstantiated or baseless reports may be seen as harassment and, thus, contravene the Code of Conduct, as I explained on stewards' noticeboard to you here and, equally importantly, you may be deemed a frivolous & vexatious litigant necessitating you being partially blocked from one or more noticeboards and having to screen your reports through a Meta administrator via your user talk page
Since you did not reply to my previous note of caution concerning your signature, this potentially becomes a case where communication is required, so, by way of a reply, please confirm that you have understood and will undertake the above before you make any further edits on Meta.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. :)