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Oversighting[edit source]

Hello Justarandomamerican,

Thank you for suppressing that one edit of mine. I accidentally edited while logged out, so I appreciate you going ahead and hiding it from public view. Great use of the tools! X (talk) 17:23, 3 April 2023 (UTC)

I'm just glad that I can deal with data needing suppressed quickly and quietly, rather than any sort of PII, even if accidental, having to sit in the public archives waiting for the only Steward, Matttestzh, to suppress it. No problem at all, let me know by email if something similar happens again, if I'm not already online, of course. Justarandomamerican (talk) 17:43, 3 April 2023 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks again for your help! X (talk) 17:48, 3 April 2023 (UTC)

[edit source]

Hello Justarandomamerican,

Thanks for supporting my suppressor request! Completely unrelated question, can you see the logo in the corner of the screen? I can't and it is really weird, but it may just be my browser.

Have a great day, - (TalkContributions) 21:02, 3 April 2023 (UTC)

If I switch to desktop view, I can see the logo. Oddly enough, I'm having issues with connecting to For-Test Wiki on my actual computer, as it proceeds to take me to myht.org instead of taking me to FTW, and it happens every time. Seems like something's going on technically. Justarandomamerican (talk) 22:06, 3 April 2023 (UTC)
Okay. I was having the same issue early today, but it seems it is fixed for me know. Wierd. Hopefully @Matttestzh: comes online soon. - (TalkContributions) 22:29, 3 April 2023 (UTC)
Do you know @Matttestzh: personally? I really hope they are going to come back to the wiki and not abandon it like what happened to The Test Wiki. - (TalkContributions) 13:37, 4 April 2023 (UTC)
Hi, I don't know them personally, but I do know that they are very busy. It's unlikely that they'll simply abandon FTW, unless there's no actions taken in several weeks. Justarandomamerican (talk) 21:45, 4 April 2023 (UTC)
Hi, I am back. I was quite busy these few weeks. I fixed the logo path, and it should be working now. -Matttestzh (talk) 06:55, 5 April 2023 (UTC)
Welcome back! I can see the logo now. Thanks! - (TalkContributions) 10:18, 5 April 2023 (UTC)

For-Test Wiki is up and running again[edit source]

Hello fellow For-Test Wiki Bureaucrats,

I am writing to inform you that For-Test Wiki is now online and testing can resume as normal. Whatever caused the outage seemed to affect all sites hosted by myht.org. Hopefully this doesn't happen again.

Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:49, 13 April 2023 (UTC)

Announcement/Suggestion for bureaucrats[edit source]

Hello For-Test Wiki Bureaucrat,

Please see the community portal for an important discussion on granting rights. The thread is Announcement/Suggestion for bureaucrats.

From, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of X

Bureaucrat test message[edit source]

Hello Bureaucrats, this is just a test. As you may know, however there is an important discussion on the community portal and we need your help. – Preceding unsigned comment added by MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs).

Current Request for stewardship[edit source]

Hello For-Test Wiki community,

There is curently a discussion ongoing at the community portal on whether we should make Justarandomamerican a steward. Please ask questions and !vote your opinion on the candidate.

Sent by, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of X (talk)

Hideuser[edit source]

Hello Justarandomamerican,

I believe this shouldn't be an issue to contact you publicly, because my request contains no personal information. Can you perform the "hideuser" function on the account REAL X. I created it to test a filter and don't really want people to think it is a sockpuppet. - (TalkContributions) 16:42, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

I'll do that. I've hidden my test accounts too, turning most log suppressions coming from that into log deletions. I suppose that's okay with you too? Justarandomamerican (talk) 16:43, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
Sounds good. - (TalkContributions) 16:44, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

Number of advanced rights requests[edit source]

Dear Justarandomamerican,

Please be aware that there are a number of advanced rights requests on the community portal where your input would be much appreciated. Please also continue to be diligent when testing and editing, as our only steward, who can remove bureaucrat rights from users, is currently busy and is unable to assist us.

Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:49, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

Filter testing[edit source]

Hello Justarandomamerican,

I have seen you have been creating accounts for testing the abuse filter. This is fine, but I recommend using the batch testing feature at the top of the abuse filter links to test. - (TalkContributions) 01:14, 15 April 2023 (UTC)

Ohhhh! I didn't notice that existed, thank you. Justarandomamerican (talk) 01:20, 15 April 2023 (UTC)
You are welcome. It should be very helpful in creating this filter. - (TalkContributions) 01:30, 15 April 2023 (UTC)

Steward rights request[edit source]

Hello For-Test Wiki Bureaucrat,

I am writing to inform you that I have applied for steward rights on the community portal. I am not canvassing or asking you for support, merely informing you of the discussion if you want to give a !vote or ask a question.

Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of X at 23:02, 12 May 2023 (UTC).

I have responded to your question. - (TalkContributions) 10:35, 13 May 2023 (UTC)

Thanks + Congrats![edit source]

Justarandomamerican, I’d thought I’d stop to say congratulations on becoming a stewards. You should be honored by the enormous support the community has expressed in you. I also wanted to say thanks for being willing to take in the extra work of steward rights, as I know they can take up some time. I am very happy for you! - (TalkContributions) 18:55, 15 May 2023 (UTC)

I am honored by the support I have received, and also by your thank you. Justarandomamerican (talk) 00:32, 16 May 2023 (UTC)

Contact page[edit source]

Hello Justarandomamerican!

You may want to add your information to the TestWiki:Contact page. I have done some for you already. - (TalkContributions) 23:38, 15 May 2023 (UTC)

Congrats! (and name change question)[edit source]

Just wanted to say congratulations on becoming a steward! And when do you think I might be able to change my name here? I'd still like to change it to Piccadilly, as I hope to change my Miraheze name to that as well eventually. ApexAgunomu (talk) 00:41, 16 May 2023 (UTC)

I thought we already had this discussion? - (TalkContributions) 00:42, 16 May 2023 (UTC)
Well, I think your first step would be to go and make a good case for your restrictions from your conditional unblock to be lifted at TestWiki:Community portal, as I will not rename restricted users so as not to cause confusion. That seems like an acceptable name to me, so I can change you to it when your restrictions are lifted. Justarandomamerican (talk) 00:44, 16 May 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer, I will try to prepare a good discussion regarding the lifting of my restrictions. And X, I know we had talked about my not being allowed to change my name at the current time. I was wondering when it would be allowed. That's why I asked here. ApexAgunomu (talk) 00:49, 16 May 2023 (UTC)
Your restrictions here aren’t harsh at all, so I bet it will be easy for them to be appealed. - (TalkContributions) 00:50, 16 May 2023 (UTC)

Check request[edit source]

Please check to see if Apex used the Denium/Benium and other accounts. They consented here.

Thanks, - (TalkContributions) 02:01, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

That was actually the check I was planning to do, surprisingly. Doing... Justarandomamerican (talk) 02:06, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
@Justarandomamerican:. Thanks! If you get a moment, can you review my request for stewardship as it has now been 5 days and I would also like to help investigate abuse. - (TalkContributions) 02:19, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
Unrelated: IPs used for Apex around the Demium vandalism and the Demium IPs geolocate to a different continent, different devices. Justarandomamerican (talk) 02:16, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
Great to hear! Thanks for being so open Apex. - (TalkContributions) 02:17, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

You're welcome. I'm glad this was cleared up. ApexAgunomu (talk) 02:18, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

I’ll try to get things sorted out on TestWiki.wiki for you. - (TalkContributions) 02:20, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate it. ApexAgunomu (talk) 02:22, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
 Done. I have regranted AP, reinstated TPA with adjusted block reason, and explained/struck my comment. - (TalkContributions) 02:24, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

Checkuser request[edit source]

Hi Justa. I would like to have a checkuser run on myself to determine any possible connection between me and some accounts named Benium, Demium and others. I myself am sure that there is no connection but I would like to have it verified and declared so I can show that I am trustworthy. There have been some accounts at Miraheze using my name and apparently acting like me, but they aren't me. X suggested we run this check to help determine whether I can be trusted or not. Thank you. ApexAgunomu (talk) 02:04, 17 May 2023 (UTC)

Steward rights request - Zippybonzo[edit source]

Hello For-Test Wiki Bureaucrats,

I am writing to inform you that Zippybonzo has opened a steward rights request. If you are available, please ask a question or !vote on the request on the community portal.

Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of the Steward team.

Your block[edit source]

Hello Justa, I saw you blocked Cocapuff as a likely sock master. Technical evidence suggests otherwise, given IPs and UA are different. I am fine with blocking the user because of their cross-wiki behavior, but I don’t think they are sock puppets. - (TalkContributions) 00:38, 29 May 2023 (UTC)

As UAs are different, the block reason can be changed. Thanks for letting me know, Justarandomamerican (talk) 00:39, 29 May 2023 (UTC)
 Done. - (TalkContributions) 00:40, 29 May 2023 (UTC)
What do you think about their reasoning? Please see the appeal on coca’s wiki. - (TalkContributions) 02:33, 29 May 2023 (UTC)
I don't know what exactly to make of it. I think we should explain this situation to the community as a team, and they should decide by consensus what to do. Justarandomamerican (talk) 02:48, 29 May 2023 (UTC)
I slightly disagree. This is a very confusing/weird scenario, and I think it is better for the stewards to just decide. I am fine with unblocking. - (TalkContributions) 02:51, 29 May 2023 (UTC)
No objections. Justarandomamerican (talk) 02:52, 29 May 2023 (UTC)

IRC[edit source]

Can we talk on IRC? - (TalkContributions) 01:08, 1 June 2023 (UTC)

@X: Yes, I'll be on the wiki's IRC channel. Justarandomamerican (talk) 01:10, 1 June 2023 (UTC)
Replied to you in private. - (TalkContributions) 01:17, 1 June 2023 (UTC)

Private steward wiki[edit source]

This link contains a link to a private wiki for stewards to use to coordinate with each other, specifically regarding the checkuser and oversight tools. Please login there, and I will assign you the member group. - (TalkContributions) 02:21, 2 June 2023 (UTC)

Gather consensus before performing mass deletions.[edit source]

Don't delete interface pages that make the interface easier to use without consensus, as then you create additional log entries that if you didn't delete the page wouldn't exist, and if consensus was in favor of undeleting, then there would have to be more log entries, and this wiki doesn't have infinite storage. Zippybonzo | talk (he|him) 06:25, 6 June 2023 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Restriction-level-sysop exists by default, and seems perfectly fine : These pages are the display name of protection levels, they are not seen when protecting a page. I've restored the others to previous revisions. Log entries consist of 3 components, and take up minimal storage. Although I do admit, I should have researched the purpose of these pages before deleting, which is on me, and something I'll do in the future. Justarandomamerican (talk) 09:19, 6 June 2023 (UTC)
All should be restored fully now, including sysop, that was mistaken. keep in mind that these are used by Special:ProtectedPages. Justarandomamerican (talk) 10:10, 6 June 2023 (UTC)