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User talk:Benjamin Mako Hill

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I started to edit the Definition/Unstable page and I seem to have done a complete rewrite.

Can you have a look and tell e what you think? Joe Raftery 15:21, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

User rights[edit]

As I understand it, moderators at this wiki have special voting privileges in addition to the technical abilities built into MediaWiki. I would be interested in simply having the latter tools to delete vandalism. Someday, I'd like to think that I could contribute enough to the mission to be a proper moderator, but in the meantime, do you think I could have those userrights? For what it's worth, I'm a trusted editor on several Wikimedia Foundation projects. Koavf 05:42, 6 May 2012 (EDT)

Looks like Eric helped you with admin rights. —mako 10:42, 15 May 2012 (EDT)


Hello Dear mako Excuse me. I must reflect more, too. In addition, become if not constructive. Thank you for having you be careful. I thank you. --Ni201512 20:20, 15 August 2014 (EDT)

From block to 'crat[edit]

That was fast! Thanks, Benjamin. Koavf (talk) 17:27, 8 June 2015 (EDT)

Account creation[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your contributions to the free culture movement. I was unable to create an account here the first time I tried. I saw "To protect the wiki against automated account creation, we kindly ask you to type the two words you see in the box below:". I did not see such "box below" (but I did see it with CAPTCHA the second time). After clicking "Create your account", I saw "Account creation error Incorrect or missing CAPTCHA." I am familiar with creating MediaWiki accounts and filling out CAPTCHA. Jeff G. (talk) 19:14, 3 January 2016 (EST)

Fixed? It looks like it got resolved for you since you posted this comment. Is that correct? Koavf (talk) 19:17, 3 January 2016 (EST)
Yes. OTOH, this wiki needs more active monitoring. Thank you. Jeff G. (talk) 19:32, 3 January 2016 (EST)
I'm glad you seem to have figured it out. I don't seem to be able to reproduce the problem. There are a few of us that do monitor to the wiki to various degrees. More help would certainly be useful. —mako 20:57, 6 January 2016 (EST)
To be totally clear, I didn't change anything on the server side at all. If the issue is fixed, I think it must have fixed itself. —mako 20:58, 6 January 2016 (EST)
Root access Does anyone else have access to the server side of things? Koavf (talk) 20:58, 6 January 2016 (EST)
No. But I'd be happy to share this if this is useful. Jeff, I'm also happy to share admin bits with if you are interested in helping out on-wiki maintenance and such. —mako 21:00, 6 January 2016 (EST)
Thanks I'm not sure how useful I could be--I have some limited technical skill. But if you think that I can help, I'm willing. Koavf (talk) 21:01, 6 January 2016 (EST)
Thanks as well. Jeff G. (talk) 21:02, 6 January 2016 (EST)