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Bot-reported speedy deletion requests[edit]

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Disable abuse filter[edit]

Please delete/disable on of these; they do the same thing. Special:Abusefilter/100 Special:Abusefilter/99. --Glaisher (talk) 10:15, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Keep 99, get rid of 100 if you have to. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:04, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Updated 99 in line with the help about article_articleid, and disabled 100 a few hours ago. Watching the stream of abuse for hours, and even resorted to turning block on, though would like to be able to do that globally, but won't/can't. Fairly large number of hacked PCs out there being zombified for this abuse. :-/  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:09, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
I don't like the idea of IPs getting indef-blocked. Also iirc, there was some discussion on not enabling block option on global filters. --Glaisher (talk) 08:18, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
It is my plan to convert them in a day or so to something like a month or two, the are hijacked computers. :-/ Yep it is a bit of a shame that the system gblocks indefinite, and it is something that we should get amended with a bugzilla for IP addresses, maybe something like a week. Re not using, sure, it was an emergency measure, and not used lightly.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:28, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I see that Tegel has one made changes to block lengths at one wiki, I am treading through others.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:32, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Media wiki[edit]

Status:    Not done

Can a global sysop block globaly this ip : he delete translation Manual:Installation guide/id and vandalism them diff. Regards --Grind24 (talk) 10:27, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Only 3 edits globally (luxo:, all in mediawikiwiki (1 valid edition and 2 not valid). I see no reason to block globally or locally. Currently exists more than 20 active local admins, if he continuous request there a local block.
Note: The GS we can't globally block, is a capacity of stewards. Cheers, Alan (talk) 11:59, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks you Alan . Regards --Grind24 (talk) 12:16, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
In future, please direct global block requests to SRG :) Snowolf How can I help? 16:40, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Global protect[edit]

Status:    Not done

Do you stewards have tool for proect page globally, or is it even possible? I was asking article Professor_Layton_vs._Phoenix_Wright:_Ace_Attorney to be protected globally because an IPv6 user (every time with different IPv6 address) inserts fake information into the article. 16:06, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

No, there is no global protection tool currently. --Glaisher (talk) 07:57, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Ok, no more then. 14:12, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Copy a page from frwiki to mediawikiwiki[edit]

Status:    Done

Could you please copy w:fr:Aide:Pywikipedia/ and its history to mw:Manual:Pywikibot/ I tried to ask on mw:Project:Requests#Import w:fr:Aide:Pywikipedia/, but nobody answered in two weeks. Orlodrim (talk) 18:18, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

I pinged the local Importers there. --Glaisher (talk) 07:57, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, this is now done. Orlodrim (talk) 00:04, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Spam target b:cy:Arbennig:RecentChanges[edit]

To note that cyWB is being hit as a spam target, and has no active administrators. So eyes there would be useful. I have given it a clean today, and I may get back there to run some CU tests to see if we can stop the spambot creations.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:25, 19 November 2014 (UTC)


@Billinghurst: Looks like this one is prone to FPs (like people trying to create articles in user space). [1] [2] [3] [4] I don't think disallow should be enabled at its current state. Some possible modifications: not match if <ref> {{templates}} are in wikitext. --Glaisher (talk) 06:51, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure that any of those user page edits are primary material. We could look to utilise email_confirm which would have let one of the four through, we could also look to change the displayed rejection message rather than the default, so the edits being disallowed could be more helpfully supported. We could look to exclude subpages. Any person who has edited even remotely per a guideline will not be caught by that filter.
There is a whole load of blocked spambots in the abuse log, and its false positive rate had been very low for meta and small wikis. Let us find some worthy content that is caught, and we look ensure that is not caught by the log filters.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:19, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Global filters are supposed to be completely uncontroversial and I see some hits which may be considered as valid edits at some wikis and we meta users shouldn't be disallowing such edits unless it's blatant spam. This is not blatant spam, afaict. --Glaisher (talk) 14:58, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Made two changes though we now have On average, its run time is 3.37 ms, and it consumes 208 conditions of the condition limit. which is mounting up. If someone can see improvements, please suggest them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:18, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, it must be a calculation concerning the average, the condition count is now right down, so that is okay.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:57, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


Status:    Locally handled

I really need this to be deleted. It has been sitting out for a while. Eurodyne (talk) 19:27, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

I don't see it as an emergency and the local admin was active today, so bring it up locally. -- Tegel (Talk) 19:33, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by local admin. Snowolf How can I help? 16:39, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

History merging[edit]

Status:    Locally handled

We need the history of Fenerbahçe SK (currently a redirect) to be merged with Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü. This operation cannot be performed by local admins (including me) as the former page has more than 5000 revisions. --Superyetkin (talk) 16:09, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Is there a discussion on trwiki where this was decided? --MF-W 01:07, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
You can do the reverse merge and then move it back. Ruslik (talk) 02:47, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Reverse merge approach worked fine. Thanks. --Superyetkin (talk) 11:37, 30 November 2014 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete this. No sysops at all to take care of this. Eurodyne (talk) 05:42, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Tiptoety talk 05:44, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Enduring unability to log in - what the HELL is going on?![edit]

Status:    Done

Ladies and gentlemen, I now experience something I haven't encountered once before though I have been a Wikipedian for 10 years. I can't log in. When I try, the system gives an "error" report, the usual "this is probably temporary, try, again in a few minutes." This is going on for a day or three now. Meanwhile, nobody else seems to suffer this problem. Clearly somethings is wrong with me, or at least with the way my computer submits data to the server. I don't understand why I was suddenly logged out everywhere in the first place (my cookie being far from stale!), but not being able to log back in is outright disastrous. I am not sure whether this is the right page to report this problem, but I suspect it has something to do with me not having a single login. I hope some of you can point out the problem. 20:48, 12 December 2014 (UTC) better known as Steinbach

This sounds like phab:T75462. --Stryn (talk) 22:20, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Issue has been solved. Thanks a lot for showing me the way, and thanks even more to the developers for solving the issue. I'll unify my account some time in 2015 (a few accounts have to be renamed first). Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 11:09, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

False article in Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia[edit]

Status:    Not done

hello.this pag is False as it tells that Egyptian Arabic is a language (and this is ridiculous) see en:Egyptian Arabic please delete it.Thanks

No thanks. --MF-W 20:46, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Nah.wikt deletions[edit]

Status:    Not done

Please, delete (at least) empty categories in wikt:nah:Neneuhcāyōtl:Para_borrar_en_breve. Some of them are here for many years and this categories causes interwiki conflicts. JAn Dudík (talk) 10:20, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

It looks like the local sysop refuses to delete the page tagged if the template don't have a reason or if the page has been replaced with the {{delete}} template. -- M\A 11:27, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
I think the local sysop is raising important points, namely that one should not replace the page's content with the deletion template and they should provide a deletion rationale, at least a generic one, for why a page needs to be deleted. This is easily done with something like User:Hoo man/Scripts/Tagger and there really is no reason not to do so. In any case, as there are active local sysops and the requesting user is in conversations with them, I do not think it appropriate for us global users to intervene. Snowolf How can I help? 16:46, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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