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Not a 'crat matter. — xaosfluxTalk 14:22, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
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21:45, 5 September 2019 RHaworth talk contribs deleted page User:SPMCC88 (U5: Misuse of Wikipedia as a web host) (thank)"
I would appreciate some assistance in reinstating my userpage. I was redirected here for assistance by RHawroth after asking them for help. They stated "The content of your user page was hidden by a mysterious, undocumented process which means that even admins cannot see the deleted content. We are not even allowed to know who did the hiding. I suggest make a complaint at the bureaucrats' noticeboard. — RHaworth." Please advise. --SPMCC88 (talk) 15:39, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
@SPMCC88: The page content appears to have been removed under the Oversight policy. I'm not sure why RHaworth sent you here, the oversight process has nothing to do with Bureaucrats. ~ Amory(u • t • c) 16:03, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
I sent SPMCC88 here because I did not know where else. (But I have now discovered.) I appreciate that oversighting involves the removal of sensitive information but why does that justify a total lack of information about what has happened? As a minimum there should be a log entry with a date and preferably a user's id and a comment: "edits suppressed - for more detail send an email to the address given at Wikipedia:Oversight". Where should I go to request a change of policy?
As to this specific case, I now understand the circumstance and will advise SPMCC88 appropriately. — RHaworth (talk·contribs) 16:13, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
@RHaworth: Surpressions are logged at Special:Log/suppress but is only visible to Oversighters. I would think it would be extremely unlikely that there would be any change in policy. -- Dolotta (talk) 16:29, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
There is an overriding global policy in play here, so any adjustments we wanted to make to our local policy would have to be sure and not contradict that. But more to the point is that our team is active every day in removing the worst of the worst stuff that gets added to this website. The whole point is that it be done as quickly and quietly as possible. It's a bit surprising that someone who has been an admin for 14 years didn't know about what we do, but I suppose we could take it as an acknowledgment that we are meeting our goal of our work being as invisible as possible.
Removed for inactivity on 2018-09-01; Last admin log on 2016-01-14. Appears to pass the 3-year and 5-year rules. There is a standard 24-hour hold for commentary on resysop requests, but I'm not seeing any blockers. — xaosfluxTalk 14:22, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
In my defense, I was ill for a while. Good to see you still active, Xaosflux! KillerChihuahua 14:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
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