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You do not need to be an educator to edit. You only need to be bold to contribute and to experiment with the sandbox or your userpage. See you around Wikiversity! --Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 03:12, 19 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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Let me, or any of our staff, know if you'd like the semi-protection on this page extended. An indef autoconfirm is considered a reasonable request here. Thanks for stepping in. Efforts like yours are greatly appreciated on small wikis like ours. Please also let us know if there is anything we can do to help. --mikeu talk 23:56, 2 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

mikeu, thank you. I noticed that you have 15 administrators here, which usually means that the project is out of the scope of Global Sysops. Is there consensus for me making GS actions here? Thank you, Vermont (discusscontribs) 23:59, 2 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I did not know that 15+ was out of scope for GS. Your contributions are welcome and we've discussed this at Wikiversity talk:Custodianship. I realize that Dave's mention of stewards is not the same as global sysops... However, I consider there to be consensus that your actions are welcomed by the community. I'll try to formalize this in a way that increases the comfort level of GS to take a more active role. The lack of a formal statement is really just an administrative oversight. For now I would answer your question as a tentative yes. Please do. --mikeu talk 00:07, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
mikeu, thanks! I read over a bit of the talks about custodianship, and noticed the userright curator. I don't think I know of many other projects that utilize something like that; it's very interesting. Do you think it works well here? Best regards, Vermont (discusscontribs) 00:15, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Personally, I think it is one of the best decisions that we've made on policy. There was some community reluctance to grant full sysop for occasional contributors who primarily are involved in anti-vandalism. The curator right was seen as a compromise that the community appears to be very comfortable with. See for example the support for Hasley at Wikiversity:RFA. I do think it has worked well and improved our site. FWIW, we tend to routinely semi-protect talk pages during a flurry of unproductive edits. At least for a short time until the user expresses an opinion on the decision. There are drawbacks. DannyS712 was caught in a bit of a tight spot given the inability to block. Mostly I've been pleased with the curator right and how curators have used the tools. --mikeu talk 00:28, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
After doing some digging I discovered that we did in fact opt-in some 6 years ago. I don't see that anything has changed since then. --mikeu talk 01:01, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Wow, and you had basically double the amount of administrators then. A few wikis have rights for editors who can delete pages but nothing else, after I did a bit of research, but rarely are they specifically given out for vandalism. Interesting. Best regards, Vermont (discusscontribs) 01:48, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I agree. Adding the curator role has been a very positive decision. Including trusted global users willing to fight vandalism here recognizes their support and gives them explicit permission to carry out their efforts. There are very few local users at Wikiversity interested in anti-vandalism activities. We (still) really need all the help we can get.
I've started a discussion for clarification on some of the other aspects of the Curator role at Wikiversity talk:Curators. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:39, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Dave Braunschweig, I’ll make sure I keep a watch on this project when I’m patrolling for vandalism. I noticed in that curator discussion you mentioned you purposefully did not add those users to the staff page; they were recently added by DannyS712, just letting you know if you didn’t notice it. I might participate in that discussion tomorrow; I’m about to go to sleep. Best regards, Vermont (discusscontribs) 02:52, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

FYI, the SWMT link on your userpage is broken here. --mikeu talk 00:39, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for letting me know. I've fixed the links there, and it should work now. Thanks, Vermont (discusscontribs) 01:34, 3 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]