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Hello Steinsplitter and welcome to the Outreach Wiki!

Our mission is to recruit and support new Wikimedians and to build strong relationships with cultural and educational institutions. Want to help? Here are ways that you can get involved:

The Village pump is a great place to ask questions. Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you like Outreach Wiki and decide to stay!

Sincerely, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk)



Aww, you got a friend on the site within days of having the new rights! Honestly, you have now beat every other person on here, as no one else has gotten as much flak as you have, unless you count one instance with me. Thanks for fixing all of that! Kevin Rutherford (talk) 20:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

:-) --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:41, 22 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

Translation Administrator


Hi there.

I looked at the Log of page translation and it looks like when marking a page for translation, we don't use primary languages here on Outreach. Could you confirm this? Thanks. --AkifumiiTalk 06:31, 27 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

All languages ​​are important. No need to set propriety languages. + You have tagged the page completely wrong, please read the documentation on MediaWiki. --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:57, 27 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Sorry about that. I will read the documentation over again. --AkifumiiTalk 16:51, 27 June 2014 (UTC)Reply



Steinsplitter, I just wanted to thank you for deleting and blocking FinlayEscobedo‎. I saw those edits in the recent changes too, and while they certainly seemed spammy and not in good faith to me, I wasn't sure if I should take care of it. Because, although I'm an admin here on Outreach wiki, I'm also WMF staff. I'd figured that it wouldn't be long until someone else saw it and took care of it, and, sure enough, you did! (You know, I'd actually predicted that you might be the one to do it!) :) And, to be honest, that was a relief. I definitely don't mind removing spam, as an admin, and as a member of this community who cares about it. But I wonder if people here think that it's better if volunteers do the policing. I also don't mind alerting other admins to possible vandalism, if it's helpful, but I'd hate to be told {{sofixit}} in response. It's tough to know what's best to do... What do you advise in such cases? And if I were to want to reach out to other Outreach admins, how/where is the best place to do so? Thanks, Steinsplitter. Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 18:09, 4 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

The user is using Outreach as a Webhoster to host his Spam. He has only edits on Outreach. Blocking is the best solution, If the user like to do good work, he can request unblock :). I have no problem if Staff is doing blocks in clear cases. --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:38, 4 July 2014 (UTC)Reply
@AKoval (WMF): When in doubt, knock it out. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 19:47, 8 July 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, Steinsplitter. :) And lol, Kevin Rutherford. :) Appreciate both your replies. Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 16:43, 10 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Request for Adminship


Hi there Steinsplitter.

I am one of the more active users here on Outreach for the past few weeks and plan to stay active here on this wiki for as long as possible. I am already a translation administrator and plan to keep contributing and translating pieces of texts with the translation extension. Looking at Special:ListUsers, it doesn't look like many administrators here on this wiki have that many edits. I currently have 150+. Thank you for your time and consideration. A2 04:02, 10 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Rights granted. Steinsplitter, in the future, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bundle these together since if Akifumii messes up something on the translation extension, it would be best for them to clean it up since it can be a bear to clean out the mistakes for that extension. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 16:44, 10 July 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Ktr101: Thank you I appreciate it. A2 18:56, 10 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

An important message about renaming users


Dear Steinsplitter,

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

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Hey, thanks for catching the spam. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 15:40, 5 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

User:Simon Villeneuve


Please desysop the above user for creating an attack page against users on the French Wikipedia, and full-protecting it, a clear abuse of administrator tools. (I have since indefinitely blocked the user). I'm also leaving a note for Ktr101, as this matter is fairly urgent. --Rschen7754 13:27, 29 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Ok, Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:06, 29 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Remove right


Please remove user:Ochilov translation admis right.I don't think he really know how to add translation tag and when mark page for translation.See [1] log. I know he do a good translation work but it better to wait.Best regards and happy holiday --Grind24 (talk) 12:14, 23 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hey, Grind24, it was just a first day of my work, therefore, in Meta they taught me how to mark it. --Ochilov (talk) 05:57, 27 December 2014 (UTC)Reply
Sorry for this.Thank for your translation work.--Grind24 (talk) 14:50, 27 December 2014 (UTC)Reply
No problem, colleague. --Ochilov (talk) 15:02, 27 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

Marking for translation


Hi, I read instruction again and then done translation-marking. Is the GLAM/Case studies/Tropenmuseum correctly marked now? --Ochilov (talk) 06:21, 30 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

No. Take a look at this example.--Steinsplitter (talk) 09:19, 30 December 2014 (UTC)Reply
I edited it by the following example, but I think something wrong with {{ll}}. What's the problem, can you check, please? --Ochilov (talk) 09:54, 30 December 2014 (UTC)Reply
I think I am stupid. Instead of this, Happy New Year! --Ochilov (talk) 16:45, 30 December 2014 (UTC)Reply
Just fixed some images, saw that there is a lot of maintence work, I'll end after holidays, I think, and then show you the final version. --Ochilov (talk) 07:56, 31 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

  The Original Barnstar
In appreciation of your effort to enable WikiLove here on Outreach wiki. Thank you, Steinsplitter. Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 16:36, 18 September 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hi Steinsplitter,

I've tried to create my user page, but I can't because an abuse filter stops me (see my abuse log). Do you know what's going on?

Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 17:11, 2 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hello, Please don't add translation markers to your userpage. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:03, 3 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:18, 4 January 2022 (UTC)