Tue, May 29
As to why I called it a "hack": I created this redirect by importing the redirect from metawiki which is obviously a rather unusual way of creating pages in the wikidatawiki ns0.
If I remember correctly, I was asked by Lydia to delete this because the WMDE developers had some technical concerns due to ns0 being the item namespace. But since this is almost 5 years ago by now, my memory could be wrong.
May 12 2018
Sorry, I meant <listname>-join@… as per http://www.list.org/mailman-member/node13.html.
Although the idea sounds nice I believe it would not prevent all bot-generated subscription requests since sending a <listname>-firstname.lastname@example.org mail as well causes a subscription request.
Jun 13 2017
In fact, this is exactly the "side-effect" described in LFaraone's initial commit. This means we need a solution which works for both, users with only 'deleterevision' and those with only 'deletedhistory'.
Jun 10 2017
I'm sorry if this may sound a little impolite, but is it really so hard to check Special:GlobalGroupPermissions (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:GlobalGroupPermissions)? FWIW, I am an ombudsman myself and should probably know which technical access I have.
Feb 9 2017
Jan 24 2017
Steps: 1) Go to wikitext editor, 2) put --~~~~ in, 3) click preview, 4) wait a minute, 5) save the edit.
Result: Timestamp shows the time when the edit has been previewed instead of the time when the edit has been saved.
Jan 23 2017
Jan 15 2017
Dec 24 2016
Please revert, community discussion has been closed as "no consensus" by a bureaucrat.
Dec 16 2016
Just a technical task, I suppose. But it still requires some time to complete, because there is still an issue with Wikidata as outlined in a comment above:
Dec 6 2016
Why should we do this?
Dec 3 2016
+1, 'importupload' is not a right which should be assigned automatically to any administrator, since it requires a fair amount of technical skills besides community trust. Entire page histories can be messed up (no matter if intentionally or by accident); I would strongly discourage from implementing this and would indeed suggest considering to follow the suggestion above and add transwiki import sources instead.
Nov 26 2016
Sep 21 2016
Sep 19 2016
Any progress here? It's been 6 years now and there are examples (be-x-old moved, jpwiki redirected) which show that this here is a resolvable task.
Jun 29 2016
May 11 2016
@Dereckson I suppose the Wednesday "Morning SWAT" (today 15-16 UTC) will be just fine for this, Though, this obviously requires someone to create the patch before. Are you willing to do so? I will certainly not be available anymore before that time.
Mar 4 2016
I can confirm this happens on multiple pages.
Feb 25 2016
Also happens on other wikis.
Feb 16 2016
Feb 2 2016
This doesn't make any sense. Why do we need duplicate requests? And why would we want to wait until there is "no consensus"?
Jan 9 2016
I have a question concerning the user preferences. If I choose to use the old wikitext editor as my personal default editor, do I need to switch from VE to WT manually and individually on every wiki and every device I use or will there be an easy way to make this decision with global effect? This is quite important to me, because as a globally active user I edit several hundred different wikis and my slow internet connection does not appreciate VisualEditor at all.
Dec 11 2015
Dec 10 2015
Nov 8 2015
Please don't, talk pages have to be editable by anyone, not just by people who are into flow.
Jun 26 2015
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Jan 23 2015
Anyone working on this right now? I personally miss this tool quite a lot.
Jan 8 2015
I was under impression we do not change already implemented group names, even if wrongly named. enwiki has also a case where the autopatrolled group is internally called 'autoreviewer'.