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ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:14, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to join the Fifteen Year Society[edit]

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Dear Heron,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Fifteen Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for fifteen years or more. ​

Best regards, Urhixidur (talk) 02:08, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, Urhixidur. Invitation accepted. I'm proud to be a member. Heron (talk) 10:25, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed deletion of File:Clovehitch.png[edit]

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Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago[edit]

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Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 11 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I had forgotten about Heron's Day. Thank you for reminding me and giving me a pleasant start to my day. --Heron (talk) 08:23, 11 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You are welcome! - Remembering some reasons to thank is a good start in the day for me. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:41, 12 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Three years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:55, 10 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Los Solidos[edit]

Hello,

  I noticed your Latin King edit and thought the subject might be of some interest to you and I was wondering if you could help me clean up Los Solidos page? I've been working on it for quite some time and can't figure how or what has to be done to remove the clean up noticed and such. Veddernarian (talk) 23:00, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Veddernarian. I know nothing about this subject but I've cleaned up the article for you. The main things were to add more wiki links and move the references to the right places in the text. Maybe you could help me by checking that I put the references in the right places. All the best --Heron (talk) 13:21, 10 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks good, thank you! Veddernarian (talk) 13:46, 10 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

James Le Mesurier[edit]

I have removed the Wikitree cite because it is an open wiki, which are not WP:RS. I hope you've learned anything from this. ミラP 17:08, 16 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fair enough :) --Heron (talk) 17:32, 16 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ArbCom 2019 election voter message[edit]

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Precious anniversary[edit]

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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:56, 10 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you again! --Heron (talk) 10:20, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Voltaire timeline[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Voltaire timeline has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the entry on the Templates for discussion page. Izno (talk) 04:21, 19 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:00, 10 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you. 😊 --Heron (talk) 09:13, 10 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled[edit]

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How we will see unregistered users[edit]

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18:12, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Nomination of Outline of Roget's Thesaurus for deletion[edit]

The history shows the article created by an IP address that made no other edits, then you made some edits afterwards, so perhaps it was you. Anyway, if you know anything about this, please participate at: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Outline of Roget's Thesaurus Dream Focus 23:54, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for alerting me, Dream Focus. I decided to keep out of the discussion, as it's a long time since I created this page and I don't have a strong argument for keeping it. Maybe there's a Roget's fansite somewhere that I can contribute to instead. :) --Heron (talk) 19:55, 14 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New administrator activity requirement[edit]

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Beginning January 1, 2023, administrators who meet one or both of the following criteria may be desysopped for inactivity if they have:

  1. Made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least a 12-month period OR
  2. Made fewer than 100 edits over a 60-month period

Administrators at risk for being desysopped under these criteria will continue to be notified ahead of time. Thank you for your continued work.

22:52, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:20, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you again! --Heron (talk) 08:25, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(but it's today, I was confused) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:12, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Natural Area Code for deletion[edit]

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