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Movement Charter Drafting Committee's monthly newsletter edit


  • Charter Ratification Methodology proposal conversations: The Movement Charter Drafting Committee recently held the first conversations regarding the ratification methodology for the Movement Charter. The MCDC has received valuable feedback from different communities and the Committees during the community input period. The report of the community input will be shared in May, while the updated version of the ratification methodology will be presented between September and November 2023.
  • Communication evaluation: The Communications sub-committee of the MCDC together with the support staff conducted an evaluation of the communications. The Communications sub-committee appreciates the time and input of the community members who shared their opinions during the interviews. Several recommendations are going to be implemented in the upcoming period based on the valuable input.
  • Learn about the MCDC’s work in April: The MCDC continues to draft additional chapters: The Global Council, Hubs, Decision-making and Roles & Responsibilities. Alongside the drafting work, the MCDC is planning their in-person meeting scheduled for 2-4 June in Utrecht, Netherlands with the aim of advancing the charter's content.

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A barnstar for you! edit

The Real Life Barnstar
Thank you for helping organize Toronto's Wikipedia Day. :) Clovermoss🍀 (talk) 18:29, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And to you too Clover! –xenotalk 00:52, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A barnstar for you!
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Thank you for helping organize Toronto's Wikipedia Day! Oh, and thank you for unblocking me many years ago! Without you, I would not have maintained my longest editing streak record. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 01:10, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thank you both, and for attending and making it such a magical event! –xenotalk 00:52, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – February 2024 edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (January 2024).

Administrator changes

Bureaucrat changes

Worm That Turned

CheckUser changes


Interface administrator changes

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC about increasing the inactivity requirement for Interface administrators is open for feedback.

Technical news

  • Pages that use the JSON contentmodel will now use tabs instead of spaces for auto-indentation. This will significantly reduce the page size. (T326065)


  • Following a motion, the Arbitration Committee adopted a new enforcement restriction on January 4, 2024, wherein the Committee may apply the 'Reliable source consensus-required restriction' to specified topic areas.
  • Community feedback is requested for a draft to replace the "Information for administrators processing requests" section at WP:AE.


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Fan club edit

I know you're not very active anymore. But, you must have been doing something right to continue to attract a fan club for so long :) (account blocked). I hope things in life are well for you. --Hammersoft (talk) 21:23, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Hammersoft! Hope things are well for you too. I'm less active than I'd like to be, though still thinking about Wikipedia every day for some reason or another =) Thanks for the note! –xenotalk 16:48, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Toronto Wikiclub: next meeting? edit

Hi Xeno, checking in to see if there was any plans for the next Toronto Wikiclub meeting? If not, I'm happy to connect with you or others that are interested to set a date and plan events. Z1720 (talk) 16:33, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Z1720: I'm not sure if we had finalized a date for that yet! Let me check in with SophieWMCA to see if she knows more (added us here!). –xenotalk 16:48, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]