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Thanks[edit source]

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Hey Seb, I know it's early days, but I just thought I'd give you a barnstar anyways (Wikiversity's first) to thank you for all your tireless work. You deserve this already :-). Cormaggio 15:56, 16 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nice color[edit source]

don't you think ? Guillom 15:21, 17 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bureaucratship[edit source]

Hi Sebastian, I nominated you for bureaucratship - I think you'd be great for the job. Cormaggio 17:13, 19 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey there[edit source]

I see you've listed yourself as willing to mentor me. How do I indicate you on the page? Still willing to do it, I hope! Thanks for the opportunity to serve Wikiversity! Atrivedi

Just write it next to the name of the mentor you accept. -- sebmol ? 09:41, 20 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Approach[edit source]

I've noticed that in a number of your posts, you have emphasized that this project is rather young - thanks for having this spirit at heart! Generally speaking, I think I agree with your philosophy and perspective too. Admittingly, in the back of my mind, I am a bit worried. I really hope we don't fall into the trap of codifying too much. --HappyCamper 07:18, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks /Parser functions?[edit source]

Thanks for the welcome. In response, yes I am aware of the parser function, but have limited awareness of how they work. I created the template as part of my work on this little experiment, which is basically something I've copied from the Italian wikipedia. Perhaps you might want to take a look at it. If any of it is any good perhaps it can be used on the Main Page? Thanks again, and let me know if there's anything specific I can help with. - Trevor MacInnis 14:54, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Huhu[edit source]

Na jetzt muß ich doch auch mal schauen, wie es hier so ist... ;) --Cascari 18:22, 22 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

import process update[edit source]

See the note from SBJohnny on this talk page about import of pages from Wikibooks.

interwiki links in red[edit source]


I have seen this happen twice: one Wikiversity page suddenly starts displaying all interwiki links in red. The first time I saw it was last week, it lasted about a day. This page just did the same thing today. --JWSchmidt 18:16, 27 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Joining us again"[edit source]

Hi Sebastien, I fully anticipated to be back to normal this week, but things will remain chaotic, I'm afraid, until after the weekend (back home again Monday evening). From then on, I very much look forward to joining you all again on IRC and wiki :-) Cormaggio 14:30, 28 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sebbot[edit source]

Hi Seb - I granted bot status for User:Sebbot - sorry it's taken me this long, and I hope it hasn't inconvenienced you in the meantime. Cormaggio 10:10, 3 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Free Online Uni[edit source]

Thanks for moving that; I was wondering if we might want to do that. The Jade Knight 22:07, 10 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

community-approved[edit source]

You are now a community-approved custodian and Wikiversity's first community-approved bureaucrat! Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikiversity. --JWSchmidt 16:35, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Research Guidelines[edit source]

Hey - I'd be grateful if you could have a browse round Research Guidelines on beta (haven't figured out interwiki links on WV yet). Thanks - Xenon 19:49, 20 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wherebot[edit source]

I think everything is ready at Wikiversity for Wherebot. There is now an example of how this might work at Wikiversity; see User:Wherebot#Example. If you have any questions for user Where, maybe you could put them here ("wherebot for Wikiversity" thread at Wikipedia). --JWSchmidt 16:54, 1 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit[edit source]

I do not know what you mean. I pointed out the location of the bussiness school..---Hillgentleman|User talk:hillgentleman 16:32, 24 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh I forgot[edit source]

What do you think of my new articles. Please reply on my talk page on how I can improve them.

Football (soccer)

UFO research

Digestive system

Student Galaxy 17:27, 26 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Custodianship[edit source]

I want you to be my mentor for Custodianship. It says I need one. Student Galaxy 20:02, 26 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

semicircles?[edit source]

Looks like you got away with it. The buttons remind me of the dome in the I wish the buttons were full semicircles!. --JWSchmidt 01:33, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikiversity:Bots/Status[edit source]

I've asked Hagerman to help us out by running his bot on Wikiversity (It's a pretty neat bot that marks comments with {{Unsigned}}). I was hoping you could drop by that page to approve/decline/flag the bot so we can get it running. User:JWSchmidt and I will be happy to monito its performance. Cheers. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 04:04, 15 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

candidate for probationary custodianship[edit source]

Please consider this candidate: Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/J.Steinbock. Thanks. --JWSchmidt 14:45, 16 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Rounded" corners[edit source]

This discussion has been moved to MediaWiki talk:Monobook.css where it should always have been. guillom 14:30, 11 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

who is online[edit source]

for the status thing
i'd imagine one could make an rc-bot
that changes the status as soon as the user makes an edit
and times out 15 minutes after the last one
Problem with that is -- what about people who are here for courses? It's fine for active editors, not for learning participants. I've thought a bit about that approach too. Historybuff 17:37, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sitenotice[edit source]

Could you update the sitenotice at Thanks. --JWSchmidt 16:10, 26 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

renaming user[edit source]

Hello. I'm drini. I got impersonated past weeks by User:Drini here on this wiki. I'm kindly requesting your help getting back my name renaming Drini to something else (inird, xyz, etc), and then changing this username (Drinisteward) back to drini. I've made a small edit on meta confirming my identity: [1] . I'm a steward, I could make the rename myself, but since this project has local bureaucrats, it's better if you (or cormaggio) could help me on this.

I'll appreciate the help (I'm also dropping a note on cormaggio, so make sure you don't rename users twice ;) Drinisteward 14:58, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Birthday Sebmol![edit source]

Birthday candles.jpg

From Cormaggio talk 11:36, 10 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing custodian template[edit source]

Thought I'd have a go after the IRC chat last night!


Chrisfow 13:18, 28 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

probationary custodian request[edit source]

As discussed at Requests for Custodianship I am willing to mentor User:Remi0o and he is willing to put up with me. If you agree, please make Remi0o a probationary custodian. --JWSchmidt 21:20, 11 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cormaggio messes up: Part 47[edit source]

Hi Sebmol, in archiving Wikiversity:Announcements, I've messed up the layout of Template:Announcements/Community_bulletin_board, which in turn messes up the Community portal. Do you know how we can keep them in two separate columns - or do you have any other suggestions? Thanks. Cormaggio talk 11:39, 19 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you[edit source]

Hi Sebmol! Thanks for the buttons. I will do my best with them :-) --HappyCamper 02:32, 29 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding a button to the editing toolbar thing[edit source]

Do you think you could add a button that when you press it give you a simple layout of a simple table maybe? That'd be cool. :) Maybe it could have options too where it gives you parameters for certain properties of the tables. It would just be a faster way to do it so someone doesn't have to exactly look it up. Heh. Thanks. --Devourer09 15:04, 28 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Custodianship on Beta Wikiversity[edit source]

Hi! I have posted you a messsage on beta Wikiversity. I decided to let you know here since you check this site often. Greetings, Azimski 20:31, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

the babel template[edit source]

check my talk page, is it only me or are en-3 templates displaying that wikimedia france link? i'm not sure it should be there (didn't like it there, myself, but if it is supposed to be..). capi talk 15:06, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please change my name[edit source]

Wikiversity:Changing_username#User:Edmundkh_to_EdmundEzekielMahmudIsa. --Edmund the King of the Woods! 14:52, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Offer[edit source]

Hi, Sebmol, I have a humble request for you. Would you be willing to mentor me as a probationary custodian? I'm willing to help out all I can - and really just need someone to get me going and a solid reference point should I encounter situations where I'm not too sure what to do (although this shouldn't happen to much after reading the guide and being well versed in Wikimedia projects). I run my own private installation of MediaWiki so the technical aspects shouldn't be a problem. It would be great if I could learn from someone obviously experienced and with the project's best interests at heart. Cheers, --Pumpmeup 06:08, 28 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MichaelFrey Bot[edit source]

Seb, would you mind taking a look at Wikiversity:Bots/Status#User:MichaelFreyTool? Michael asked me to take a look at it, but I've no idea what to look for. :-) It seems ok - in use on Wikibooks and de.wv - is that valid criteria for turning on a bot locally? Cormaggio talk 20:27, 9 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Username Change[edit source]

Is there a chance if you could take a look at Changing username I've placed a request for my username to be changed. Imperial What do you want? 08:30, 11 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

beta.wikiversity bot[edit source]

Please see: -- Cat chi? 18:42, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My wish[edit source]

I read your post, but I am very busy at the moment. I have a response on my to-do list. --McCormack 13:18, 24 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

usurping request on beta.wikiversity[edit source]

I would like to take over User:Yuyu (no edits) on beta.wikiversity. I'm using Yuyu on most of the project, en as a sysop in zh.wikipedia. --Yuyu 18:40, 25 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rename request[edit source]

Please, rename kisbes on the beta wikiversity to balasyum. --Kisbes 17:51, 25 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Custodial flag for Remi[edit source]

ping, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 16:51, 23 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ping[edit source]

ping --mikeu talk 05:29, 5 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ArchiveBot[edit source]

Is there any way to get ArchiveBot to count {{unsigned}} as a signature? The Jade Knight (d'viser) 04:28, 8 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Usurpation follow-up[edit source]

Crats: I messaged a couple of you previously about this but just noticed there was a specific note to message all crats on Wikiversity:Changing_username#User_rename_requests and due to the delay thought I'd better do again: I'm following up on my request from December at Wikiversity:Changing_username#Usurpation_of_User:Doug, no action has been taken. mikeu mentioned back in January that there was a technical problem with some of the tools and I see that mentioned on the Changing Username page now too. Reviewing the problem myself though, I am not clear on why this administrative issue is really a problem. I can see why it might be in some cases but not allowing clearly valid requests to go through without a pro forma check seems silly. For the life of me, I cannot see what these two tools would tell you for information about a user that you can't get nearly as easily through other means, particularly when we're talking about accounts that haven't edited in years in most cases and even then very little. I know there are only four of you, but the request ahead of mine has been sitting since July. That user and I are both Sysops on other projects and are both trying usurp accounts that appear to be clearly dead. I've actually been waiting before taking a more active role here until my account was fully unified and it looks like you could use a bit of help. Cheers! --BewareofDoug 03:02, 17 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User rename request[edit source]

Would you please check the username page for my request on changing userame? C.I. 17:05, 20 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What happened to Archive bot?[edit source]

I tried to apply using the archive request template, but when I looked at Archivebot, it seems that it has only ever archived 1100 edits. Is this Bot broken?

fyi[edit source]

Wikiversity:Community_Review/Abd#Proposal_to_remove_all_current_Bureaucrats --mikeu talk 18:02, 1 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

missing bureaucrat noticeboard on beta.wikiversity[edit source]

This message was supposed to be posted at

Hi. You are listed as a bureaucrat on that wiki, but so is at least one other person. To contact a bureaucrat, in order to usurp accounts and similar, users have to send duplicate messages, rather than post at a single place. Please create a bureaucrat noticeboard of some sort and list it at meta:Index of pages where renaming can be requested. If it already exists, please list it there! Thank you. --Joy-temporary 11:30, 5 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User rename requests open[edit source]

I've reviewed the standing renaming requests at WV:Changing username#User_rename_requests and have commented with recommendations, for all but one of them. I'm notifying all three active 'crats of this, because simple renaming requests should not be delayed. I have not yet reviewed the usurpation requests. Thanks. --Abd 18:56, 27 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit source]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:08, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Custodianship[edit source]

Hello Sebmol, Can you help me become a custodian. Please give me a comment on my talk page, Please talk on Draubb or Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Draubb. Bye! Draubb (discusscontribs) 00:42, 19 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ArchiveBot broken[edit source]

ArchiveBot, which you operate on your system, has not run since April of this year. Sebmol, can you advise us? Are you monitoring your Talk page? --Abd (discusscontribs) 14:12, 1 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, fyi - I've requested usurpation of the bot's username here -FASTILY 09:34, 14 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem with unified account[edit source]

Hi. I am registered in with the username Zink. I tried to create the unified account, but the page said that the was the mother wiki for my account, and asked me to enter the password for it. I'm not registered here, but in fact there is an account here with the same name, which does not belong to me, thus I cannot provide the password. But the unified account page won't let me go further without that. I have written to one of the Polish Wikipedia bureaucrats, but haven't got any answer for a week now. Can you help me? I'm not particularly interested in taking over someone else's account, but I would like to complete the unified account conversion procedure.

An important message about renaming users[edit source]

Dear Sebmol,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Wikiversity:Candidates for Custodianship/Dave Braunschweig#Voting for full custodianship[edit source]

As a bureaucrat, please close this discussion. It's been two weeks. Thanks. --Abd (discusscontribs) 15:15, 12 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your admin status[edit source]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.   You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on enwikiversity, where you are a bureaucrat and administrator. Since that wiki does not have its own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.   If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights, and demonstrate a continued requirement to maintain these rights.   We stewards will evaluate the responses. If there is no response at all after approximately one month, we will proceed to remove your administrative rights. In cases of doubt, we will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact us on m:Stewards' noticeboard.   Best regards, Rschen7754 21:05, 23 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your account will be renamed[edit source]

23:28, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikiversity:Bots[edit source]

There is a current discussion about changes to the Wikiversity:Bots policy. As a bot operator we would welcome your input at Wikiversity_talk:Bots#Update. --mikeu talk 15:00, 2 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, we've noticed that the bot that you operate has been inactive since 2006. The bot flag has been temporarily removed for inactivity per changes in the Wikiversity:Bots policy. The flag will restored if we notice that the bot has resumed productive activity, or if you request restoration from a bureaucrat. The community does not consider it a big deal to re-grant this right to a trusted contributor. Thank you for the bot contributions that you have made in the past, and we hope that you will consider becoming active again. --mikeu talk 17:15, 23 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]