User talk:Hector Bottai

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Autopatrolled rights[edit]

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Dear Hector Bottai, You have been granted autopatrolled user rights, which may be granted to experienced Wikispecies users who have demonstrated an understanding of Wikispecies policies and guidelines. In addition to what registered users can do, autopatrollers can have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol). The autopatrol user right is intended to reduce the workload of new page patrollers and causes pages created by autopatrolled users to be automatically marked as patrolled. For more information, read Wikispecies:Autopatrollers.

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You may as autpatroller use the autopatroller user box on your user page. Copy and paste the following code on your user page:

{{User Autopatroller}}

Dan Koehl (talk) 21:30, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Patrolling rights[edit]

After you were granted patroller user rights, it seems you did zero patrolling. (since you are autopatroller, the pages you edit gets automatically marked. But if you have patrolled pages , and marked them patrolled, your edit gets a "marked revision (number) of page (page name) patrolled")

If you dont wish to patrol pages, this is no problem at all, but please inform me if you tried and experienced any difficaulties, or if you have any questions.

Since you have not made use of your patroller user rights, I need to know if you still want to keep them, because you plan to use them in the future, or likevise. If you are not interested in patrolling, you dont need to do anything, and I will remove the user rights in a couple of days.

In any case you will keep your autopatrol user right, but there is no need for both.

But please consider carrying out daily patrols of new pages and edits made by users who are not autopatrolled.

If you want to try to patrol pages:

In Special:NewPages you can see the not patrolled new pages with yellow background. Presently there are probably none, since the pages made today and the last days has been made by users who already have 'autopatrolled' user rights. But if you do, or you choose to see the last 500 newly made pages, you may se files with yellow background. You can click on such a file, and scroll down to absolute down-right corner, where you can read "mark as patrolled" or similair, becasue the contributor does not have autoptarolled/patrolled user rights. When you click on the link, the file becomes patrolled.

But theres older files that need patrolling. In unpatrolled pages on recent changes, and you will see a list of unpatrolled pages. You will see a red colored ! in front of the unpatrolled file. If you click on each diff, you can mark the diff patrolled.

Dan Koehl (talk) 14:26, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Sorry for any confusion. Please see this list, can you see pages marked with yellow background? And roughly, how many, more than 1, 10, 50? (this may depend on dates of creation of the page, and the date you had the user rights) Dan Koehl (talk) 21:08, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Hector, here is a diff] which I hope you can see the "Mark as patrolled" link. Please patrol that link, so we can see that its working. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:23, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Presently theres six articles you try to patrol, but they may be patrolled when you are online here agin. But with the link below you can see if there are any unpatrolled files, if its yellow and have numbers in fron of it. Good luck!
695 not patrolled edits (its even more than five!)
Dan Koehl (talk) 12:39, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Hector it seems you didn't succeed in patrolling. On one side its important that as many users as possible are patrollers, to keep all the new pages and new edits to old pages reviewed, on the other hand there no sense for a user to have patrollers right, if you never use them, and don't have an ambition to use them in the future. But since you announced you wanted to patrol, I haven't removed those rights. If you still have any questions about how to patrol, I d be happy to answer them. Dan Koehl (talk) 11:35, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Geothlypis[edit]

Hola Hector - the former subspecies of Geothlypis aequinoctialis have been split - see IOC, which is the international global authority followed by Wikispecies (and most other wikipedias). - MPF (talk) 00:43, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

@MPF: Hi MPF, thanks for your note. I know the split adopted by IOC and not by AOU/SACC or Clements, followed by EN and ES Wikis. What I was trying to do in this case is accomodate both: 1. Leave at the genus page and open the missing splitted pages, 2. Create redirections for the former subspecies, 3. Leave the former ssp until major classifications arrive to a common agreement, with a note on the discussion page and using the template:disputed. I have done this in some cases. Let me know your thoughts. Regards. --Hector Bottai (talk) 01:41, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

"Publications" template[edit]

Hello Hector Bottai. Please note that the {{Publications}} template is flawed and/or contains code currently incompatible with the server software, and therefore shouldn't be used until the problems are resolved. Regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 04:01, 19 September 2016 (UTC).

Thanks @Tommy Kronkvist:, didn't know that.--Hector Bottai (talk) 10:39, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
That's okay – we're only humans, and can't know everything… :-) The troubles with the template has been discussed at the Village Pump, here: Template Publications. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:06, 21 September 2016 (UTC).

Admin?[edit]

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Dear, Hector Bottai! Would you accept to be an Administrator on Wikispecies? Wikispecies need more Administrators and presently there is only 30 out of 219 active users.
Please see Administrators for information about Admins rights. If you are positive, I can nominate you on the requests for adminship on your behalf.

Dan Koehl (talk) 19:40, 1 October 2016 (UTC) Many thanks @Dan Koehl:, I accept to be an Administrator.--Hector Bottai (talk) 21:18, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Administrator rights[edit]

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Dear Hector Bottai, You have been granted administrator user rights, congratulations!

Admin userbox on Wikispecies[edit]

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Administrators may use the administrator user box on their user page. Copy and paste the following code to your user page:

{{User Admin}}

Userbox on EnWp and Meta-Wiki[edit]

Theres also a Wikispecies userbox which you can use on the English Wikipedia, located at en:Template:User admin Wikispecies.

If you have a Meta Wiki user page, you can put the Wikispecies admin user box for Meta on your Meta-Wiki user page.

Dan Koehl (talk) 12:44, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks @Dan Koehl:, I will do my best.--Hector Bottai (talk) 19:42, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Duplicated author names[edit]

I reverted your recent edit removing duplicated author names for this reason: That was erratum citation from Zootaxa, and their style in dealing with errata is with boldface authorship of original article. Removing it alters citation, and leaves confusing results. Neferkheperre (talk) 09:13, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks @Neferkheperre: for let me know that.--Hector Bottai (talk) 16:17, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Application for Checkuser[edit]

Referring to earlier discussions regarding a local Checkuser policy, I herebye apply to get Checkuser user rights, although we havnt reached a consensus reg Checkuser policy, but I want to give it a try if I can get the required votes. For a request to succeed a minimum of 25 support votes and an 80% positive vote are required (subject to the normal bureaucrat discretion). Requests for checkuser run for two weeks, and I ask kindly that somone starts the poll, like we do for adminship applications.

Please also note that CheckUser actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Checkusers. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two checkusers, for mutual accountability. I dont want to suggest anyone, but hope that someone feel inspired and will step forward and also apply for checkuser.

My request to the Wikispecies community is here

Dan Koehl (talk) 01:40, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Another application for Check User[edit]

As pointed out above by User:Dan Koehl, we need at least two Check Users for this wiki. I am nominating myself and would be happy to receive any feedback that you have to give (positive, negative, or neutral). Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Koavf. Thanks. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:08, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Third application for checkuser[edit]

Further to recent messages, I am also offering to serve, so that we have three checkuser operators, to ensure adequate coverage in case one of the others is unavailable. Please comment at Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Pigsonthewing. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:47, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Additional Checkuser Application[edit]

I also have added my name to those willing to be a checkuser. Please see my application here Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Faendalimas. I listed this yeasterday but have been encouraged to do a mass mail. I would also take the opportunity to make sure everyone knows that any editor can vote but that it is imperative that as many do as possible, for all 4 of the current applicants, please have your say. Checkuser voting has strict policy rules regarding number of votes. You will have other messages from the other Users concerned you can also read about it in the discussion on the Village Pump - Wikispecies:Village_Pump#Application_for_Checkuser. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:53, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Standing for role of checkUser[edit]

Like some of our colleagues (who I support), I am offering to serve as a checkuser, not least to ensure adequate coverage in case one of the others is unavailable.

Please comment at Wikispecies:Checkusers/Requests/Pigsonthewing.

[Apologies if you receive a duplicate notification; I wasn't aware of Wikispecies:Mail list/active users, and sent my original notification to the list of administrators instead.] MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:59, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

RFC on Checkusers[edit]

With one week to go I wanted to remind everyone of the importance of voting on the current CheckUser applications. They can all be found together on a single RFC: Wikispecies:Requests_for_Comment#Checkusers.

It is extremely important with votes such as this for everyone to be involved. There are strict rules in the Wikimedia Foundation Policy guidelines on these votes. I would urge people to have a good understanding of what a CheckUser does. This can be read up on here on the page discussing CheckUser's Wikispecies:Checkusers. Links on this page will take you to other policy information on Meta, HowTo for our site etc.

I would also urge people to look at our own policy development and some past discussion on this can be found here: Wikispecies_talk:Local_policies#Local_CU_Policy.

Wikispecies has in the past had issues that has required the intervention that is supported by the ability to do a CheckUser. Many of us are aware of this. The capacity to do this ourselves greatly speeds up this process. Although SockPuppetry can sometimes be identified without using a CheckUser in order to do the necessary steps to stop it or even prevent it requires evidence. We all know that sockpupets can do significant damage.

This is an important step for Wikispecies. It is a clear demonstration we can run ourselves as a Wiki Project part of Wiki Media Foundation. When I and several others first discussed this we knew it would be difficult at the time to meet all the criteria. We have only now decided to try and get this feature included in Wikispecies. By doing this it can lead to other areas where Wikispecies can further develop its own policies. In some areas we have unique needs, different to the other Wiki's. It is timely we were able to develop all these policies.

Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:15, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Philherodius pileatus[edit]

Hi Hector Bottai,
could you also please check this page: Philherodius (contains a redlink now). Thank you --Murma174 (talk) 12:58, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Request for vote reg use of BASEPAGENAME[edit]

The previous discussions regarding if we should subst:ing BASEPAGENAME and change all [[BASEPAGENAME]] into [[susbt:BASEPAGENAME]] did not really reach a consensus.

Please vote here on the Village pump!

If you are not sure on your opinion, you can read and join the discussion about the claimed advantages and disadvantages of using BASEPAGENAME

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:29, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikispecies Oversighter[edit]

Wikispecies has no local Oversighter. Since I had the communitys confidence regarding the previous application for Checkusers rights, as per local Oversight policy on META, I hereby apply to get Oversighters user rights, as a request to the Wikispecies community.

Application is located at Requests for Comment.

Please also note that Oversighter actions are logged, but for privacy reasons the logs are only visible to other Oversighters. Because of this, Wikispecies must always have no fewer than two oversighters, for mutual accountability. I don't want to suggest anyone, but hope that someone feel inspired and will step forward and also apply for oversighters rights.

Dan Koehl through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:01, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Oversight nomination[edit]

Please refer to Wikispecies:Oversighters/Requests/Koavf for a second Oversight nomination. Note that we must have at least two Oversigthers in order for anyone to have these user rights. All feedback is welcome. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:50, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Village Pump rollback[edit]

Hello Hector Bottai. What was the reason for your rollback of my Village Pump edit? Please explain. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 05:36, 1 May 2017 (UTC).

Hello @Tommy Kronkvist:. My apologies. It didn't even know that I did! Probably I passed my finger there when reading in a tablet. Sorry.--Hector Bottai (talk) 10:36, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
No worries. If the rollback would have been made by a new user or IP I would have suspected vandalism, but since you are an experienced user I figured it was an honest mistake. Had to ask though, in the event that I had actually done something wrong without knowing it myself... :-)
Happy editing! –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:29, 2 May 2017 (UTC).