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Patroller granted - 2020-09-3

Hi, FireBarrier101. An administrator on Meta has granted you the patroller user group permission, which gives you the ability to patrol recent changes and new pages of other Miraheze users (both registered and anonymous) who are not either autopatrolled or an administrator. In addition, this group also means that your edits are autopatrolled, so other patrollers or administrators don't have to patrol your edits. You should also be aware that the granting of this user group is at the discretion of Meta administrators, so different administrators will have slightly different criteria for granting. Likewise, just as it is a discretionary appointment, revocation is also at the discretion of Meta administrators and, again, each will have their own criteria for revocation.

In the medium-term, plans are in the works to develop a Meta Patrollers School, likely led by one or two active administrators, that will provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for patrollers and answers to commonly asked questions.

Nevertheless, the following are some of the main guidelines for patrolling. If you follow these guidelines completely, it is unlikely your patroller user group should ever be revoked. In technical terms, even when you find content that requires deletion by an administrator or otherwise requires remediation, undoing, reverting, or rolling back (if you are also a rollbacker, of course), you should always first mark as patrolled any revisions regardless of whether that content is destined to remain extant to the page or even on Meta entirely.

  1. When patrolling talk pages, user talk pages, and noticeboards (in Main and Meta namespaces), you should first check to see whether the user properly signed their posts using four tildes (~~~~). If they have not, you should add {{unsigned}} by substitution ({{subst:Unsigned|username|00:01, 31 August 2020 (UTC)}}), where username is the user's username or IP address and the timestamp is the full timestamp from the diff page. As a best practice, you should also link to the diff in your edit summary, so other administrators and patrollers can easily tie your modification to the original edit being modified. To speed up this process, you can copy the diff-permalink user script from line 5 of this page into either your (a) common.js or (b) global.js page (the latter applying globally on all Miraheze wikis);
  2. When patrolling the noticeboards, ask yourself whether this topic is on the correct noticeboard. If it is not, you should move it to the correct noticeboard, by either undoing the edit or manually removing the topic (if there have been intervening edits), again linking to the original noticeboard of the topic and the new noticeboard where it was moved in your edit summary. On the new noticeboard, you would simply paste in the topic (including the section header), linking to the diff page as in the first step. An example edit summary might be Moved [[Special:Diff/######|this discussion]] from [[Stewards' noticeboard]] to [[Community noticeboard|here]], where ###### represents the numeric revision ID of the originally posted topic;
  3. Also when patrolling the noticeboards and talk pages (including user talk pages), as a best practice, take care to kindly fix any formatting mistakes (such as excess line breaks or incorrect wiki code), per WP:LISTGAP;
  4. If something requires deletion, you can add {{delete}} to the top of the page in question, taking care to follow the instructions on that template page;
  5. If you come across a user who repeatedly makes the same mistakes, send them a guidance note on their user talk page, informing of the steps need to edit and post constructively on Meta; and, finally,
  6. If in doubt whether something requires remediation or not, patrol it, and then ask any administrator via their user talk page or at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard if any further action needs to be taken.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you! --Dmehus (talk) 13:41, 3 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi FireBarrier101,

I thought I should just briefly reach out and touch base with you following my completion of your request at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard to history merge User:FireBarrier101/signature into User:FireBarrier101/sig. Additionally, since there were not too many transclusions of your former signature, I have updated those transclusions to User:FireBarrier101/sig, and have now deleted User:FireBarrier101/signature. So, I just wanted to reach out to you to make sure you've updated your preferences to the new location of your transcluded signature. :)

Dmehus (talk) 22:34, 18 September 2020 (UTC)Reply


Don’t edit peoples talk page to make format changes without permission Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:16, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

I was just fixing the reply colons. T ҍ C(yell / earth) left miraheze
Only my approved talk page stalkers and the person reply has my permission to do that on my talk page. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:19, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Zppix: Ah, okay, noting your reply which edit conflicted with mine below, that's true, as this is your user talk page, subject to its own local rules and policies. Dmehus (talk) 14:25, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Zppix: (edit conflict) In this case, FireBarrier101's edit LGTM, as he was just fixing the indentation per established conventions. I do, however, have a question for FireBarrier101 on his approval of ACoolBlaze5's wiki request, which looked to me like it would cause us nothing but Content Policy grief, among other global policies, in addition to it not having a clear enough purpose and topic. Dmehus (talk) 14:24, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
Im aware. But my point stands... Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:35, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Your actions as Wiki Creator

Hi there. It's occurred to me that you have potentially been taking problematic actions as a Wiki Creator and this is my attempt to inform you about some of them and allow you to ask questions or get clarification since further problems may result in your wiki creator status being revoked.

I just wanted to point out that it is your responsibility to do your best to verify that wikis you create will not violate the content policy. I believe that not only have you been rather lax, but that you intentionally went against this. A primary example, not including the others linked to me, would be this wiki request in which case you were the third wiki creator to look at the request yet you ignored the questions of the previous two wiki creators and created the wiki. This seems to indicate an obvious conflict of interest since you're both sysops on the same wiki, now-closed for violating the content policy. You also knew that HB had a wiki on fandom which was closed. Although our wiki policies definitely do not exactly follow fandom's and we try to be lenient, that was at least one indicator of potentially problematic content that you didn't attempt to review at all.

Please do your best to verify wiki requests as you create them. This lowers the work required for Stewards and others down the road. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 14:21, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Just wanted to clarify that at least one wiki you created was actually closed for content policy related violations, in addition to the one that you and HellLord were both sysops on. -- Cheers, NDKilla ( TalkContribs ) 14:23, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
Understood. T ҍ C(yell / earth) left miraheze 14:24, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Small change to the RequestWiki UI


Just letting you know that there's been a small change to the RequestWiki UI this morning and you can check the new steps to take here.

Mainly wanted to note that you can leave the reason field blank if you are approving a request, as it will automatically link to the request.

Also would like to note that declining is now also done via the "Handle request" section rather than a separate one.

-- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:03, 22 September 2020 (UTC)Reply