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Upgrading the wiki tonight

Hi everyone, I'll be upgrading the wiki shortly. The database will be in readonly mode, and may go offline entirely for a while. John Vandenberg 20:27, 1 July 2013 (EST)

It is back up. Let me know if there are problems. John Vandenberg (talk) 01:05, 2 July 2013 (EST)


has sprung. Maybe the billabong will fill in due course? Privatemusings (talk) 19:37, 3 September 2013 (EST)

Mailing List Moderation

Hi All,

This is just a public note to advise that the members' private mailing list is now on moderation and should only be used for confidential matters. For public reference, below is the text of the message that was sent to subscribers to the private list:

Hi everyone,
Over the weekend, our private mailing list was configured to enable moderation. All posts to this list (yes, even mine) are now moderated by the committee. This is in response to the occasional user conduct issues on the private list, and the feedback from members to the proposal to suspend the mailing list.[1]
I've have been drafting a code of conduct[2], and these principles will be used as the de facto guidelines for moderation until we have an approved code of conduct. I encourage feedback on the wiki on this code so that we can get as close to something everyone is happy with as we can.
Most discussions should be held on the open list 'wikimediaau-l'. Please subscribe to it if you haven't already.
The private mailing list is only to be used for matters that require privacy or confidentiality.
The private mailing list is intended to be a safe space where participants are treated with respect and are not afraid to venture their opinions. Emails that contain insults, abusive behaviour and bad faith will not be forwarded to the rest of the membership.
Please keep in mind that the committee can't guarantee that messages sent to this private mailing list will not be forwarded on by some subscriber outside of this list. It is therefore inadvisable to send any highly sensitive information to the list. Please also keep in mind that the moderators are all volunteers, so if your message isn't posted immediately don't fret; it may just mean that we're all either asleep, at work, or otherwise unavailable.
Craig Franklin
President - Wikimedia Australia

Lankiveil (talk) 23:25, 1 October 2013 (EST).

Future events page?

What's the Future events page for, compared to Upcoming events? (By the way, I've just merged the {{Events}} template with Upcoming events and Past events; hope that's okay!) —Sam Wilson (talk) 10:27, 2 October 2013 (EST)

Double login (still) required

This was mentioned a a while ago, but it seems to still be happening (to me at least). Just wondering if anyone could look into it? It should just be a matter of deciding which (with or without www, I'm assuming the former as that's what {{SERVER}} is returning) domain is to be used, and redirecting the unused one to the used one. Thanks! Sam Wilson (talk) 10:10, 18 March 2014 (EST)

Sorry I didnt fix it back then. I think user:Bilby is the only active sysadmin now. John Vandenberg (talk) 14:13, 19 March 2014 (EST)


I'm changing the 'state' field of events to the more general 'region' so that we can add 'International' and 'National' events. Sound okay? Sam Wilson (talk) 10:20, 27 January 2019 (AEDT)

'Join' link

There's a 'join' link near the login link on this wiki (it only appears if you're not logged in). It seems that it's been going to the wrong place for a while. I've just fixed it (and also simplified the script that loads it). —Sam Wilson (talk) 19:41, 6 March 2019 (AEDT)

Echo and Thanks installed

@Bidgee: I'm testing the Echo extension. Did you get a notification about this? —Sam Wilson (talk) 18:46, 9 December 2019 (AEDT)

@User:TomH Testing this feature. Sam Wilson (talk) 13:47, 21 December 2020 (AEDT)

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