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Bot-reported speedy deletion requests[edit]

This section is for reports filed via Kimberley-nia Bot on the SWMT's IRC channel #cvn-sw (bot's irc nick is Dellieplagiat). They are submitted on this subpage. Please watch this page separately if you are a steward, a global sysop, or a local administrator.

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

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Manual requests[edit]

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Check suspicious User-namespace activity on wikt:om:[edit]

Could someone check out this recent IP-editor activity on the (adminless) Oromo Wiktionary and respond appropriately? By way of explanation, see my comment on the editor's talk page, which has not garnered a reply (possibly because their IP address has changed). - dcljr (talk) 07:45, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

I deleted the user pages. The templates and articles created by the IP don't look too useful as well... --MF-W 10:04, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

References to in site-wide JS[edit]

Hi, I created a list of JavaScript pages in the MediaWiki namespace that mention "". If someone could look through those and figure out which ones need to be updated or just removed that would be appreciated. Legoktm (talk) 23:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

  • wm2008 is done. --Rschen7754 23:52, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Jack took care of all the Gadget-CodeEditor.js ones, thanks! Legoktm (talk) 05:54, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Fixed or locally reported the Italian wikis'. --Nemo 06:25, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

JavaScript errors on main pages for anonymous users[edit]

Status:    Done

Hi, I ran a script to find errors being thrown by JavaScript on a site's main page for logged out users. Some of these are syntax errors, and others might be a bit more complicated. The list is here. Legoktm (talk) 23:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, I will try to fix them. Ruslik (talk) 06:45, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done (except private and fishbowl wikis) Ruslik (talk) 17:31, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Legoktm (talk) 18:52, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

oc.wikipedia and my.wikipedia[edit]

The oc and my Wikipedias have quite long lists of speedy deletion candidates. Particularly the oc.wikipedia as seen here, many listed for deletion since December. The my.wikipedia list is here. Cheers. Delsion23 (talk) 21:24, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Both projects have recently active local administrators, User:Jfblanc for ocwiki and User:Mmthinker for mywiki. Considering this, I don't think here is much left for global sysops/stewards to intervene and please consider to make them aware of the situation. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 21:28, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Norfuk wikipedia[edit]

The pih.wikipedia speedy deletion category needs emptying thanks. [1] 11:28, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

This happened (not by me). --MF-W 01:46, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Need account unblock on fiwiki[edit]

Hi all, just requesting an unblock of my account on fiwiki. It was blocked in 2007 pre-SUL by a steward, hence requesting here. This message also serves as account verification. Thanks! :) - Alison 01:14, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Blocks made by a steward are still reviewed by the local community, so  Not done. But @Stryn: or @Jafeluv: if you see this... --Rschen7754 01:59, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Happy Weekend! :) --Stryn (talk) 05:37, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you!! :) - Alison 05:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Disable meta filter[edit]

Please disable Special:Abusefilter/2. Block autopromote is ridiculous for trying to add lots of td tags. This filter was created back in 2009. Most modern browsers do not crash unless the table was very very very large. --Glaisher (talk) 12:25, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Don't think that we need to do so. While its label is what it is, the function seems to be catching table abuse, without negative consequences in recent times.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:46, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
How about removing the block autopromote action and only have disallow (or warn) enabled, then? It hasn't been preventing any edits. Block autopromote is something which is completely unneeded in this filter, imo. --Glaisher (talk) 15:45, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Filter updated.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:11, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Check suspicious article creation by IP editor[edit]

Can someone please look into the recent cross-wiki activity of IP editor (including on this wiki), who has just today added English entries to the Venetian Wiktionary (that might be deleted soon, since I have notified a local admin) in a transparent attempt to push the wiki over a milestone and get on Wikimedia News (editor helpfully provided the announcement, which I have reverted). Same IP has recently caused Zulu Wikipedia (no local admins) to pass a milestone, probably with bogus articles (I can't tell since I don't read Zulu), and has a long history of editing Wikimedia News, Talk:Wikimedia News, and template/temp. TIA. - dcljr (talk) 02:56, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Globally blocked, see User:MF-Warburg/Decker. --Rschen7754 02:59, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I forgot that was him. - dcljr (talk) 03:10, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Is "luxo:Ukle Defker" him, too? - dcljr (talk) 03:21, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
@Dcljr: Just FYI, I noticed those junk articles on zuwiki and warned him yesterday. They were definitely Google Translated to Zulu from English, which is far from perfect. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Confirmed Confirmed  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:53, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
And - dcljr (talk) 00:21, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
From what I see so far from that person (also on and another IP yesterday) that it someone else than "Decker". Decker doesn't vandalise or insult people directly. --MF-W 00:24, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Navbox navibation templates at Interlingua Wikipedia[edit]

These templates are not working. Could anyone correct them please? I don't know which problems we have with the wiki code. Thanks --Chabi1 (talk) 18:22, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

ia:Special:Diff/519805: Fixed somewhat by using the "mw-collapsible" class which is supported in MediaWiki core. Also, this only fixes navbox templates. It doesn't fix other templates which use collapse/expand. There is a code at ia:MediaWiki:Common.js for the expand/collapse function. Could someone with knowledge of js look into it? --Glaisher (talk) 11:43, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

ta Wikinews[edit]

This page needs to be deleted and checked. Someone should also look into this IP's contribs. FuzzyDice (talk) 23:23, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Done, thanks for reporting. Ajraddatz (talk) 23:27, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

sg Wiktionary[edit]

This page is an advertisement made by an IP on the blacklist. This should be checked. FuzzyDice (talk) 23:28, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

PiRSquared17 deleted that page. --Glaisher (talk) 08:55, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

bn Wikisource[edit]

Status:    Done

This seems out of the ordinary and may need to be deleted. Eurodyne (talk) 00:03, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 09:09, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Simple Wiktionary[edit]

This seems like an advertisement. Check this over? Eurodyne (talk) 03:53, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes. --Rschen7754 03:54, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Already done by local crat. Thanks though. --Eurodyne (talk) 14:15, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

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