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Bot-reported speedy deletion requests[edit]

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*: spam - IRC user DerHexer ~~~~~

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Request for history merge of en:Main Page[edit]

Status:    Not done

Per a discussion on the English Wikipedia (which can be found here), there was advice to post this history merge request here. Since this history merge request involves the main page on the English Wikipedia, a page that cannot be deleted by administrators (which is required for history merges), this task has to be left up to a steward. I recently found a redirect on the English Wikipedia called en:Wikipedia:Main Page/CSS, a redirect which I discovered back in 2004 was essentially a cut-and-paste move from the main page (it was essentially a sandbox of the main page which eventually became live). I verified if some history should be merged into Main Page, and it looks as though it should. From what I saw, the edits on en:Wikipedia:Main Page/CSS that should be merged into the history of en:Main Page are the edits from 14:24 23 November 2004 (UTC) to 21:15 25 November 2004 (UTC). Thanks! Steel1943 (talk) 20:49, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm a participant in the "here" discussion. I'd appreciate it if no merge be done at the moment: momentarily deleting the en:wp main page is a big enough deal that it ought not be done unless we have local consensus first. I'll start a discussion at en:Talk:Main Page. Nyttend (talk) 20:58, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Could the history be merged using the mergehistory tool? That will duplicate the history but not require deletion of one page. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:03, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
There's a method to be able to merge edit histories without deleting any pages? If so, this could be resolved rather quickly since, in theory, the main page would not be either deleted or misplaced. Steel1943 (talk) 21:53, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Not sure if it will work in this case. I'll test it out and get back to you. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
I have to agree with Nyttend, given the history of main page deletion and the technical measures put in places to prevent its deletion, I would suggest that local consensus is established before any actions are taken. Snowolf How can I help? 21:09, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
And even if this really has to be performed, at least a developer should be informed beforehand (via #wikimedia-tech for example). Trijnsteltalk 23:52, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: The aforementioned discussion started by Nyttend can be found at en:Talk:Main Page#Histmerging the Main Page. Steel1943 (talk) 23:27, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment. There is no need to delete the main page. The merge can be done by moving the main page over Main_Page/CSS, restoring necessary revisions and moving it back. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done It is impossible to delete or move enwiki's Main Page (see the very own error message You cannot delete or move the main page.). Please file a bug if this needs to be done. --MF-W 22:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC), requests[edit]

At [] there are requests for words which should be added. Some of those requests got fulfilled, so please remove the words mentioned at [].
Maybe it would be better to replace "Rogatus", "Per thema", "Nexus rari", "Describendae" by link to a page like [] which can be edited by everyone. A Latin name could be [] ("Wiktionary:Requests").
Also I'd like to repeat this request: [] (the one entry now in the deletion category was a miscreated user page and no Wiktionary word entry; deletion category: []).
Thanks for the fulfilment of the last request and thanks in advance regarding this request. - 15:20, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Done for wikt:la:Categoria:Delenda.--AldNonymousBicara? 15:33, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

MikeSherman306 on tyv[edit]

Status:    Done

All contributions by MikeSherman306 to the Tuvan Wikipedia (no local admins) need to be deleted (junk articles to increase article count to reach the 1,000 milestone). - dcljr (talk) 00:49, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Done. Vogone (talk) 00:51, 6 March 2015 (UTC) on tyv[edit]

The previous activity has been followed immediately by more new pages (again, just to get the wiki to 1,000 articles) created by IP, who has already been blocked multiple times now. Google Translate is identifying some of these new articles as plain Russian (i.e., likely not Tuvan). IP is currently blocked for a year; can a steward (preferably one familiar with Cyrillic) look into which of these contributions should be deleted? (If I had my drothers, all of them would go. But whatever.) - dcljr (talk) 06:52, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

I deleted the new articles. I do not trust any articles that come from this guy. --MF-W 23:43, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
...except some which were completely rewritten by local users. --MF-W 23:49, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

my pages[edit]

Please delete my pages in wikibooks, wikiquote, wikisource,wikiversity and wiktionary

(see here)

and These own pages in Arabic Wikipedia:

--مستخدم:ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 08:18, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

If there are local admins in the project, please mark them for deletion there so local admins can handle them. --Stryn (talk) 08:40, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

I want to delete many pages at one time, and administrators inactive in the sister projects of Arabic Wikipedia --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 07:29, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Except if you are / become a local admin, you can't delete pages. --MF-W 23:48, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
MF-W, you might want to clarify your remark. On first glance, it doesn't seem to directly address this user's problem. And مستخدم:ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, you might need to clarify some things, as well: you are posting from an account that has been blocked indefinitely on arwiki, apparently as part of a move from a "temporary account" (back in 2011) to another one. ([1] [2]) Is this why you are posting this request here, because you can't post on the Arabic Wikipedia? But even if that is the case, why have you not posted this request from that "new" account, which seems to own the pages now? (The pages in question are in userspace, as subpages of ar:مستخدم:ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل.) That account does not appear to be blocked (although it has seen no edits since August 2014). (Note: I am not a steward, nor even an admin. I'm just watching this page.) - dcljr (talk) 05:51, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

I am on leave from Arabic Wikipedia, and I want to delete some of my pages and create pages on meta to be global.thanks --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 07:54, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

OK, but whatever admin/steward deletes the Arabic Wikipedia pages, they will probably want to get the request from the user account that actually owns the pages. You still have a a global account under that username, so you probably should post the request about those Arabic Wikipedia pages from that account. (I'm going to stop saying "Arabic" every time now.) Since you won't post on Wikipedia, and the stewards here at Meta don't want to delete pages on that wiki, you seem to have only one choice left: find a Wikipedia admin who also has an account on another wiki and post your request on that other wiki. Now, User:Ciphers is an admin on Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikisource (where your user page has already been deleted), and Wikiversity, but not Wikipedia. Still, Ciphers seems to be relatively active (with edits to Wikisource and Wikipedia in the last couple of months), so a talk page message to that user on Wikisource might get you results. As for Wikipedia, User:محمد عصام is an admin on both Wikisource and Wikipedia (and has edited both Wikisource and Meta several times in the last couple of months), so you can leave a message to that user about your Wikipedia pages. (Both of these Wikisource admins have the "Email this user" feature enabled, as well.) Good luck! - dcljr (talk) 05:46, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Happy to help on any local project I'm an admin on. Please request the deletion using the proper templates or on my talk page. Thanks for dealing with this, dcljr! --Ciphers (talk) 18:07, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Block Zionicco@meta[edit]

Status:    Not done

I ask you to block my user because not used. Thank You. --Zionicco (talk) 08:50, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Not done, we do not lock from requests. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 09:01, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Unblock s:sl:User:MediaWiki message delivery[edit]

Required to deliver Single_User_Login_finalisation_announcement/Personal_announcement. Cc User:Keegan (WMF). --Nemo 09:02, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Left a message on the blocking admin's talk page. --Glaisher (talk) 17:09, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I meant to respond earlier. This was a local block deliberately applied by the community as an opt out so we aren't in a position to reverse it (at least not without asking nicely first). QuiteUnusual (talk) 17:11, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
For the record, the SUL notifications will override any blocks, protection, AbuseFilter rules, etc. Normal user-controlled MassMessages do not. Legoktm (talk) 17:23, 18 March 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Status:    Done

Doubtful editions in Heškóvemata. --WTM (talk) 12:42, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

The page has become a target for vandalising IPs over an extended period. I have reverted to a clean version and semi-protected the page. Thanks for the report. QuiteUnusual (talk) 14:28, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Name changed announced but no apparent conflict[edit]

I got an announcement at commons:User talk:AndreasJS#Your account will be renamed that my account commons:User:AndreasJS will be renamed, however, my account at commons is a global account and I don't understand why it must be renamed. AndreasJS (talk) 15:08, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

User_talk:Andreas1 is a redirect to your talk page and the Andreas account is going to be renamed. As the bot follows redirects, the bot placed the message on your talk page. Glaisher (talk) 15:23, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Search for the text "redirect" at Talk:Single User Login finalisation announcement for more context. Someone really blew this one by not making the talk page message(s) sufficiently clear. - dcljr (talk) 03:11, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

gd.wiktionary cleanup[edit]

Please, clean speedy deletion category on wiki without admis but active user(s). JAn Dudík (talk) 07:58, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Done, thanks. -- M\A 10:06, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi. There are currently two active users on gd.wiktionary, myself and Gunmhoine; Gunmhoine has been working there since last November or December, and I joined him in January. Neither of us have admin rights.
I have been looking at the process for requesting adminship, as per a suggestion by JAn Dudík who is kindly helping us with interwiki links via his bot. Must we, the two of us, go through the whole formal process of making pages on gd.wiktionary to vote and formally apply for adminship? All I really want is to have the speedy deletion category cleared on a relatively regular basis. Is there a bot that could do that for us? I believe there is/was a bot that is helping us filter abuse, as the site was apparently vandalized prior to our work that began Decemeber last year.
It would be nice to be able to import modules/templates from other sites, but we are managing. Thanks in advance. Kibi78704 (talk) 16:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

It sounds like you should both apply for temporary adminship. When that approaches expiry, you can then have an election and call some other active users from various gd wikis etc. (from the numbers I see it shouldn't be too hard to find a handful participants). --Nemo 18:44, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
I don't suggest using this approach (which exaggerates community's width), but asking for longer temporary adminships instead. --Vituzzu (talk) 18:59, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
gd:wikt:User talk:Gunmhoine has said he does not want the responsibility for adminship, though nothing says he won't change his mind nor that he has to use his privileges if granted to him. I have been performing most of the maintenance on the site since January: there has been a great deal of cleanup needed this year, and I am worried that we may be vandalized again. Our abuse filter was just disabled yesterday, but its logs show that it has averted some abuse. Someone (or someones) had created a great many categories and pages in Irish and Gibberish. There are also a large number of definitions for vulgarities in several languages, which as good lexicographers we kept, but...
As for calling some other active users from various gd wikis etc., the only other active gd wiki is gd uicipeid (active user's list), from where both Gunmhoine and I arrived at gd.wiktionary. That community is already stretched very thin, and I do not wish to poach from them. User talk:Sionnach is/was the Bureaucrat on that site and knows both of us, but seems to have been absent since 15 February. User talk:Akerbeltz, who had not been that active on the wikis for some time and was acting more as a consultant, seems to have taken on many admin duties since then.
Should Gunmhoine and I both apply for longer term credentials on gd.wiktionary as suggested by User:Vituzzu? If so, must we, the two of us, go through the whole formal process of making pages on gd.wiktionary to vote and formally apply for adminship? If so, can you point me to documentation on how to go about it? Thanks in advance.
P.S. If you know of any native Scottish Gaelic speakers, please send them our way! We need help.
Just a little note that your abusefilter has not be disabled. It's still active, but it won't act since you have no filters configured. The sysop flag of the account isn't needed since the filter is not programmed to block users. It'll work warning users and disallowing edits when appropriate without the admin flag once you configure it. Thanks. -- M\A 18:06, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
gd:wikt:User talk:Kibi78704 Kibi78704 (talk) 22:20, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Support Support Support this request. JAn Dudík (talk) 12:29, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
@Kibi78704: If the community is indeed that small, a simple announcement at wikt:gd:Wiktionary:Doras na coimhearsnachd where people may raise their concerns to you obtaining the admin flag should suffice. After a week, you may then post a link to that section at SRP here on metawiki. Vogone (talk) 12:52, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. I have posted at wikt:gd:Wiktionary:Doras na coimhearsnachd#Adminship_for_Kibi78704, and have urged my partner to do the same. wikt:gd:User talk:Kibi78704 Kibi78704 (talk) 16:50, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
After reconsideration I do think I should share the responsibility with Kibi and will announce my candidacy at the Doras. I am really happy with her joining me and bringing this tiny wikti to life. I do hope that at some point people with more knowledge of the language will join us. We are mostly working from our own liguistic strength. I am Dutch and mostly add material from my mother tongue, but translated into gd. Of course errors in the latter are possible, which is why a native speaker would be a great help. I think both Kibi and I are sufficiently aware of the limitations we face without one. Gunmhoine (talk) 18:00, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Support Support I support Gunmhoine's rfa. Kibi78704 (talk) 00:14, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Closing - I see that both users have requested adminship at their community portal. Please post your request at Steward requests/Permissions after a week of discussion. -- M\A 13:36, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Lost Password[edit]

I have these accounts, in en:wiki, in es:wiki, and also one in Commons I want to have a single user login (because of this, but the problem is that I don't remember my passwords and I don't have email address recorded to get new passwords. So, I want to know the procedure to get new passwords in this case. -- 17:10, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi, we do that only in very few cases manually. For that to happen you have to clearly proof that these accounts belong to you. That can for example be done via a committed identity (should you have ever done that) or via a clear link from that account to another account that you have access to. Can you provide anything like that or anything else you consider sufficent? - Hoo man (talk) 18:28, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Disable some filters on kowiki[edit]

Status:    Done

Please turn off following ko:특:편집필터 on kowiki; these are no longer needed (filter are at least 2-3 years old). I tried to turn off as a local sysop but it fails.

9, 11, 13, 14

Thanks! — regards, Revi 04:54, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Please fill a ticket in Phabricator. All you need IMHO is sysops to have 'abusefilter-modify-restricted'. Since 'block autopromote' is configured as restricted action, you are not able to modify it without that. -- M\A 17:42, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: You mean the configuration change? Configuration change requires community consensus, and I don't have enough time to gain one now. (I don't think we need abusefilter-modify-resteicted right now, too) Or you mean to file a bug to disable them? — regards, Revi 08:26, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@-revi: I mean configuration change. There should be a reason why you were able to create the filter with restricted actions and now you're not. I'm not sure if 'abusefilter-modify-restricted' was part at the beginning of the sysop usergroup, otherwise I don't know. Maybe Hoo can give us some light in this issue. Best. -- M\A 14:49, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
If it wasn't it wouldn't exist at first place. Since we don't use it now and we don't intend to use 'abusefilter-modify-restricted' in near future, I don't feel comportable adding that to sysop's tools. Why should we add tools to disable 4 filters and forget about it? It is simply waste of time and resource of the community. +ps. '-revi' is my username. Revi does not trigger pings. — regards, Revi 08:44, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
I've disabled filters 11, 13 and 14 as you requested, and linked to this request in the filters' comment field. Filter 9 was already disabled by Bennylin. Regarding configuration change, I'm not going to push you or anyone to open the discussion if you don't want to, if you feel it shouldn't be, so be it. -- M\A 21:10, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, but #14 wasn't turned off. — regards, Revi 04:18, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Done --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:55, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
My bad. Sorry and thanks. -- M\A 22:42, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

ak:Nhwɛsode:Link FA[edit]

Status:    Done

Migrated to Wikidata, and this wiki hasn't any sysops. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:29, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 13:34, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

ay:Plantilla:Link FA[edit]

Per above. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 13:34, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Copyright violations on sqwikibooks[edit]

Status:    Done

A user on may be posting a large number of copyright violations, as reported on my talk page. There are no local administrators. A few spot checks confirms the content is taken from other sites. —Pathoschild 04:00, 03 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 21:19, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Make outreach.wikimedia a GS wiki[edit]

Status:    Done

I believe there's consensus at [3] for this. (Note: I started the discussion when I was an admin, then resigned halfway through uncontroversially, and I also was a crat there too... so take that for what you will). --Rschen7754 16:00, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:27, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

sir kiss@he.wikipedia[edit]

Status:    Done

Please remove my sysop status. --Sir kiss (talk) 11:27, 6 April 2015 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done - Thank you for your services for Wikipedia! -Barras 17:44, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

@Sir kiss: Please request that here Steward requests/Permissions, also why did you made comment using Barras name? Not only that it's from 3 years ago.--AldNonymousBicara? 11:32, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

koi:Шаблон:Link FA[edit]

Per #ak:Nhwɛsode:Link FA, no sysops on koiwiki. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:44, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 22:26, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of bcl:Ma. Concepcion Vergara[edit]

Status:    Done

I'd ask for deletion of the article locally, but I can't because the one who wrote the article is the project's lone administrator. This page is defamatory and unfairly targets a member of Wikimedia Philippines who happens to be a friend of the organization's Treasurer, to which the author of said article has a personal vendetta with. It would be great if a steward can take action on this. --Sky Harbor (talk) 03:43, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Page deleted by local sysop already. Best regards, -- M\A 22:23, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

cdo:模板:Link FA[edit]

Status:    Done

Orphaned.--GZWDer (talk) 05:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 22:41, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

See also[edit]