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Wikipedia:Inactive administrators/2021#August 2021

The following inactive administrator is being desysoped due to inactivity. Thank you for your service.

  1. Emperor (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA)
    Last admin action: April 2016
xaosflux Talk 00:45, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Shouldn't the last admin action be bolded, as April 2016 is over five years ago?Jackattack1597 (talk) 17:27, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
"Administrators who have made neither edits nor administrative actions for at least 12 months may be desysopped" - So to respond, that's only part of the equation, so I would think, no. - jc37 17:32, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
I think Jack is referring to the result of this RfC, where it was determined that administrators that had been desysopped for inactivity and had not used the tools in five years would not be eligible for restoration at this noticeboard. Sdrqaz (talk) 18:09, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Indeed, and I think it is safe to assume the rule applies regardless of whether or not anything is in bold. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:18, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, font-weight is irrelevant. — xaosflux Talk 22:56, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
My understanding is that the five years counts back from the date of request for resysop not from the date of desysopping, as such the non-bolding of last admin action may give a false confidence if bolding is seen as confirmation that a RfA would be needed, so best not to bold in order to be clear and neutral. SilkTork (talk) 08:21, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Question about next month (QEDKbot)

Bot has been retired and deflagged. — xaosflux Talk 11:12, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

I see that next month an admin bot will possibly be desysopped. The bot's owner is an active admin in good standing. Has this come up before? Beeblebrox (talk) 19:29, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

We had Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard/Archive 44#Inactivity warning (Cydebot) back in January 2021. In that situation the owner requested the bot be desysopped before inactivity kicked in. We also had Wikipedia:Bureaucrats'_noticeboard/Archive 43#Wikipedia:Inactive administrators/2020#May 2020, where RonBot was desysopped due inactivity, but it turned out that the operator had died a year ago. Other than those two near misses (and a few other situations where the operator of a bot requested a desysop due to the one month warning), I can't recall any situation where a bot was desysopped due to inactivity while the operator was still active. * Pppery * it has begun... 19:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
QEDK said on their talk page that they have no intention of running the bot on here again. Jackattack1597 (talk) 20:32, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
I left a request on the operator talk page to see if it can just be marked retired and deflagged now. — xaosflux Talk 23:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
Bot has been retired and deflagged per operator request. — xaosflux Talk 11:12, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.