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This page is for requesting that a specific administrative action (such as page deletion) be performed by a steward or global sysop on a Wikimedia wiki having no active administrators. (If the wiki does have active administrators, file the request with one of them.) If the wiki has an active editor community, any potentially controversial action (deletion of actual content, edit to a protected page, renaming of a protected page, etc.) should receive consensus from the wiki community before being requested here, and a link should be provided to that consensus in the request.

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=== Very brief description of request here ===
{{Status|In progress}}
Your request --~~~~

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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.

It is possible to manually edit this list if you follow the bot's formatting. If you feel a request is inappropriate, please remove the lines containing that request entirely. (Leaving comments, modifying the header line, and striking out reports will confuse the bot.)

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* {{msd-link|ie.wikipedia|Talk:Europa}}
*: spam - IRC user DerHexer ~~~~~

Properly-filed requests that point to pages that have already been deleted or do not exist will be automatically removed by the bot. Note: It is unnecessary to remove requests for wikis where local admins "can handle it by themselves". If that is really so, the pages will surely be deleted within a small period of time and then be automatically removed from the list by the bot.


Manual requests[edit]

Please see this tool for a list of pages tagged with {{Delete}} and/or the local equivalent.

la.wiktionary.org, requests[edit]

Status:    In progress

At [la.wiktionary.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Recentchangestext] there are requests for words which should be added. Some of those requests got fulfilled, so please remove the words mentioned at [la.wiktionary.org/wiki/Disputatio_MediaWiki:Recentchangestext#request_for_removing].
Maybe it would be better to replace "Rogatus", "Per thema", "Nexus rari", "Describendae" by link to a page like [en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Requested_entries] which can be edited by everyone. A Latin name could be [la.wiktionary.org/wiki/Victionarium:Rogationes] ("Wiktionary:Requests").
Also I'd like to repeat this request: [meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Miscellaneous#la.wiktionary.org.2C_deletion_request] (the one entry now in the deletion category was a miscreated user page and no Wiktionary word entry; deletion category: [la.wiktionary.org/wiki/Categoria:Delenda]).
Thanks for the fulfilment of the last request and thanks in advance regarding this request. -93.196.225.5 15:20, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

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

my pages[edit]

Status:    In progress

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)
@Dcljr: Can request be closed? If so please update the status. --Glaisher (talk) 11:53, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
I have no idea. @Ciphers:? @ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2:? All but one of the WP pages listed at the top of this section have been (moved and) deleted. I don't know about the user's pages in the other projects, since they were not listed here. I would say this particular discussion can be marked as closed, since the user was told a way of getting the request fulfilled, whether it actually was or not. (But since I'm not an admin, I'll let you change the status.) - dcljr (talk) 18:26, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

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

Status:    Done

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)
Even better. Account is also now unblocked. --Glaisher (talk) 11:53, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Name changed announced but no apparent conflict[edit]

Status:    Cannot be undertaken

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[edit]

Status:    use SRP for permissions requests

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]

Status:    Cannot be undertaken

I have these accounts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nihilo_01 in en:wiki, http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Especial:Contribuciones/Nihilo in es:wiki, and also one in Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nihilo. I want to have a single user login (because of this http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Single_User_Login_finalisation_announcement), 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. --186.66.222.183 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)
Closed. No reply. --Glaisher (talk) 11:53, 21 May 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)

Request for comment[edit]

Status:    Not done

Dear stewards, I am sorry writing here as I think this is not a propper place, but I don't know where to place it else. I would like to know an opinion of experienced users like you, stewards about the personal data issue that happened on Czech projects. The short and general description of the case is at Wikimedia Forum#Using_personal_data_of_a_Wikimedian_to_publish_information_about_namesakes. Thanks and sorry again for disturbing. --Okino (talk) 17:39, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Closed. Nothing to do here. --Glaisher (talk) 11:53, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Broken styles on pswiki[edit]

Status:    In progress

As reported on my talk page:

on Pashto Wikipedia there are several problems i.e. The Navboxes are not appearing (see example) and Infoboxes has also technical problems (see example).So therefore please copy the data from this page and paste it into ps:Mediawiki:common.css.Please do it as soon as possible, its very important because all the navbox and infobox are not appearing correctly.--UsmanKhan (talk) 03:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Pathoschild 03:55, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Before re-adding, can someone please go through that code and fix it? It was causing quite a few problems, including making text quite a bit larger and breaking some pages (that I saw anyway). Ajraddatz (talk) 04:19, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Rename "Palestinian people" on en.Wikipedia[edit]

Status:    In progress

Per consensus in the RM discussion at w:Talk:Belizean people#Requested move 2 April 2015, Palestinian people needs to be moved to Palestinians. Due to its substantial edit history, a Steward is required for this move. Cheers! BD2412 T 16:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

(Note: The talk page and subpages have already been moved to the new title). BD2412 T 16:11, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Cheers! BD2412 T 17:06, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Page deletion (hy.wikiquote)[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please delete pages in this category--ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talk) 20:36, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

oc.wikipedia[edit]

Status:    Locally handled

While there are active admins on oc.wikipedia (who should probably be asked for permission first), there are almost 800 pages marked for speedy deletion on that wiki: [3] --Rschen7754 13:33, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

+1. Background: There have be thousands of stubs created by bot that are left empty. Example: oc:Berlin-Wannsee = {{Infobox|tematica=|carta=}}{{Intro}}. The user who run the bot is not active any more since February 2014. He stopped his bot in June 2013. --Kolja21 (talk) 14:22, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
I messaged the admins there. --Glaisher (talk) 13:07, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
[4] Lots of pages have been deleted by local sysops. Glaisher (talk) 11:39, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Closed. We can assist if they ask as all local sysops are active and two have responded already. --Glaisher (talk) 11:53, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Temporary Admin On Zhwiki[edit]

Status:    Not done

I'd like to be a temporary admin for 5 weeks. Thank you! Shibuki 803 (talk) 10:09, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

@Shibuki 803:For admin permissions go to Steward requests/Permissions#Administrator access--ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talk) 11:41, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Closed. Please use the page linked above. --Glaisher (talk) 11:53, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

See also[edit]