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Bot-reported speedy deletion requests[edit]

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

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Status:    Done

It seems that la.wt has no active administrator. Thus I'm asking here: Could anyone please delete the stuff listed at wikt:la:Categoria:Delenda?

  • "Disputatio Usoris:Tijedug", "Helpful Tips For Buying Hand Mixer- An Evaluation" - that's spam
  • "Brunus galitias" - no entry for wiktionary, might even be spam
  • "cracia", "S. R. I" - no entry/typo
  • "Formula:[...]" (Template:[...]) - They are not in used, got replaced by other templates and are not needed. One could argue, that the templates could stay as redirects, but: 1. Other templates don't have a redirect version, too. 2. Having those templates as redirects might confuse (new) editors.
    • New templates are usually like from "Formula:B[...]" to "Formula:b[...]" (changing the capital letter at the beginning to a small letter). "Formula:wikipedia" already existed as "Formula:vicipaedia".
  • "明後日の晩" & "明後日の朝" - can't judge that...

-00:06, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

I started with some. Here is a link for other volunteers: la:wikt:Categoria:Delenda. --MF-W 00:22, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:00, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

pt.wy revertion request[edit]

  • Status:    Not done

Could pleas revert that: [1]. I don't know how to handle, every time that I try to put some content in wy-pt the only sysop there (for political meters) remove content, and thread me, as you can see, he simply remove content, and changed one map, by the old one that is impossible to read not even justifying, and there's no rule about the type of map... he normally do that [2], [3] (in this case, I checked all establishments and removed the non existing), [4] he deleted most of that, and the part used, no credit was giving... I could give more, but you already can see work going to the sewer, could you pleas revert? Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 05:19, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Just to clarify, none of this reversions are base in existing rules, or he created after with no discussion. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton (talk) 05:43, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  •  Not done. It's not up to us to enforce local wiki matters. Please discuss it through appropiate channels, such as the user's talk page. With kind regards, Savhñ 09:05, 3 January 2015 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Can a steward please delete those pages listed for speedy deletion? Thanks. -- M\A 13:38, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 20:45, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

kowikt speedy queue[edit]

Status:    Done

kowikt speedy request queue has backlog. kowikt has no local sysop. Please clean it up. Thanks! — Revi 16:21, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Alan (talk) 17:45, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Javad Ramezani articles[edit]

Status:    Done

kab:Javad Ramezani and everything listed here: Cross-wiki spam.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:53, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Done by Savh. Alan (talk) 14:03, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

q:sq:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion[edit]

Status:    Done

Can you delete these? Thanks, --Epìdosis (talk) 21:24, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

The link leads me to a non-existent category. Am I looking at the wrong place? Vogone (talk) 21:28, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Ops, sq.wikiquote. --Epìdosis (talk) 21:31, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
That should be q:sq:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. (I gave Epìdosis the wrong link.) —Pathoschild 21:31, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
Done then, thanks for reporting. :-) Vogone (talk) 21:38, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Rename editinterface global group[edit]

Status:    Done

Please rename 'editinterface' global group to 'interface-editor' group. See phab:T85731. (I would prefer it if it was changed to 'global-interface-editor' so that there could be separate translations for both local and global groups but there is no one else who agrees with it on IRC).--Glaisher (talk) 16:59, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose Oppose the requested ('interface-editor') name as too narrow-scoped (I'd Support Support 'technician' or admin-tech or something of that nature), but Support Support the idea of making them consistent and Support Support there being a 'global-' version of whatever the final consensus for a name is per Glaisher. Please see the Phabricator ticket for discussion about this. {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 17:48, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't understand how 'interface-editor' is too narrow-scoped for a global group which is only given out for people needing to edit the interface? John F. Lewis (talk) 17:59, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Per Interface_editors#Rights these editors get the userrights of [ 'autoconfirmed', 'edit', 'editinterface', 'editprotected', ' editsemiprotected', 'editusercss', 'editusercssjs', 'edituserjs', 'protect', 'suppressredirect', 'tboverride', 'templateeditor' ]. So, they not only can edit interface messages, they can edit all protected pages. They can edit protected templates and modules, they can edit user js and css, they can edit interface messages, they can edit fully protected content or change the protection levels of any of those pages. So, the global group laid out here should be named something of the nature of 'global-technician', 'global-admin-tech', or 'global-protected-editor', and the lesser versions of it on the other wikis should be 'technician', 'admin-tech', or 'protected-editor'. {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 18:09, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
They may have the rights but it doesn't mean it falls under the scope. The group's scope if for editing interface messages, thus the group should be named so. John F. Lewis (talk) 18:14, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • If the rights assigned to the group aren't in scope for the group, they should be removed. If the goal is to have a group that can only edit interface messages, a Phab ticket should be submitted to create a new userright that can override protections and only edit interface messages and that should be added to a group named 'interface_editor'. {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 18:17, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Can you please clarify if all local groups are now called interface-editor already and that there is a translation on TWN for it? The last commit mentioned in the bug seems not to be implemented yet. --MF-W 19:00, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
  • It hasn't been merged yet and the interface messages hasn't also been updated yet. Nemo_bis has suggested in the task that a steward could do the adding/removing of users to the local groups. Are stewards willing to do that? (would make things a lot easier). --Glaisher (talk) 04:23, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • "grouppage-interface-editor" would be "{{ns:project}}:Interface editors" so this would break links to the global group. This could be resolved by using what I originally suggested; two different names for both local and global groups. --Glaisher (talk) 04:37, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Isn't there a script which developers can run when renaming a group? (a local group of course; as global group renaming is part of the CentralAuth interface) --MF-W 16:35, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
  • It's possible, indeed. One just needs to find someone to do it. Vogone (talk) 17:28, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Alright, this can be done now. i18n has been deployed to 1.25wmf17 & 1.25wmf18. Note that the global group should be renamed to 'global-interface-editor' (not what was in the original post; changed per discussion at gerrit). --Glaisher (talk) 16:55, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Done as per bug request and discussion. —DerHexer (Talk) 16:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Can a steward or Gs please delete this, no sysop at all.Regards--Grind24 (talk) 22:10, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Various small wikis[edit]

Status:    Done

Can a steward please delete the following English stubs created on non-English Wikipedias merely to push them past article-count milestones tracked at Wikimedia News?

These deletions should be uncontroversial (all being the work of one longtime cross-wiki vandal), but if you want me to deal with ik: through the one local admin who seems to be active there recently (7 Dec 2014), let me know. The other 3 wikis have no local admins. - dcljr (talk) 05:06, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Mass deleted all the pages. --Glaisher (talk) 05:14, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. - dcljr (talk) 01:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Can a steward please block this ip : and delete all pages listed for deletion as wrong language? [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], He had been blocked by Wikitanvir (Steward) for a week, because he persistently creating inappropriate articles in Zulu Wikipedia but he restarts -- Grind24 (talk) 17:55, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Done the deletions. A block may not be necessary for now. Vogone (talk) 18:01, 3 February 2015 (UTC)


Status:    Done

There have been a number of files tagged for speedy deletion on this wiki since February 2012 (not exactly "speedy" deletion). They should either be deleted, or if not suitable for deletion, un-tagged. There are also 12 empty categories and 7 other pages to be checked and potentially deleted.

See v:it:Categoria:Da cancellare subito. This, that and the other (talk) 11:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--AldNonymousBicara? 12:07, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for deleting the categories and pages, but there are still a large number of files in that category, which need to be either deleted or un-tagged. This, that and the other (talk) 12:17, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Ping Melos. Is it okay to delete all those files?--AldNonymousBicara? 12:19, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
@This, that and the other, Melos:, some of the files are PD, so I'm not so sure, I must leave it to local communities to fix all those file licensing.--AldNonymousBicara? 12:22, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
There are many free files with wrong license tag and tagged by a bot. We can leave it to the local comunity. Btw I'll give a look for it. --Melos (talk) 12:30, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks!--AldNonymousBicara? 12:31, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Unhelpful logos[edit]

Status:    Not done

please delete this Unhelpful local files:


Status:    Done

Please nuke all articles created by n:zh:User:Mo517438784, they are spam.--GZWDer (talk) 04:04, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Done, thanks. Ajraddatz (talk) 04:13, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: Also n:zh:User:Mo2220391620.--GZWDer (talk) 06:38, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Mopped, locked and gblocked the IP. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:45, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

pag.wikipedia deletion request[edit]

Status:    Done

No admins at pag.wikipedia, so request deletion of these pages pag:User:Lam-ang/vector.css, pag:User:Lam-ang/vector.js and pag:User:Lam-ang. I'll be using GlobalCssJs and GlobalUserPage instead. Thanks. --Lam-ang (talk) 17:11, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.--AldNonymousBicara? 17:18, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Interwiki prefix clashes[edit]

As part of gerrit:190642 it is planned to introduce additional interwiki prefixes on some sites. This is an uncontroversial change that will however require the deletion of a small number of pages, as listed on the comments of the Gerrit change.

Could a global sysop or steward please delete the following pages on wikis without active sysops:

Thanks, This, that and the other (talk) 23:31, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Done on th.n (locked wiki). The rest by PiRSquared. --MF-W 00:05, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Status:    Done

When I tried to post the following on my talk page

I prefer that messages be posted to [ ] instead of here...

It refused the edit with the following message:

This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: New users adding external links on their user talk page

I suspect a misconfigured edit filter. Needless to say, is not a harmful site. --Guy Macon (talk) 01:51, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

I've updated the filters there. You should now be able to add that to your talk page. I wonder whether we should disable it now and let the global filters handle spam there since it is a very general one and there doesn't appear to be high levels of spam activity at akwiki now. --Glaisher (talk)
Yes check.svg Done. Tested at, everything works fine now. --Guy Macon (talk) 06:19, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Can steward add "Disable global blocks locally (globalblock-whitelist)" to GS on here (Special:GlobalGroupPermissions/global-sysop)?--AldNonymousBicara? 17:33, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Moved from Talk:Global sysops. I believe this page is more appropriate as it is an explicit request. --Glaisher (talk) 15:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneDerHexer (Talk) 21:40, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

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)

 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)

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