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Spam filter suggestion[edit]

Hello. Please consider either adding "<br><br>" to the list of strings in 101/103 or creating a new log/tag-only global filter to test this. Recently I've noticed a pattern of "<br><br>" in many spam pages. If an anonymous user creates a page containing the wikitext "<br><br>", it is probably spam. If you want to be as conservative as possible, require the title to have at least three capital (Latin alphabet) letters too. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:36, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

@PiRSquared17:How about starting a new filter with something like that, and just monitor and tag at meta, and we can see the scope of the effect, and from there a steward can convert to global easily. I have been trying to keep spam filters more specific, and not have components of overlap so we stop the multi-hit effect on the logs, and contextualise the filters to be turned on and off as required.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:58, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Special:AbuseFilter/104. This pattern is hitting many wikis, not just Meta. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:12, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
In a hectic week, and have a quick glances at it. I see that it is duplicating some of the existing filters, though not yet 1:1, so I have been using this as a means to update and refine global filters. If you can identify wikis where we have spam getting through (bar mediawikiwiki) then let me know, or add it to one of the reporting places and can have a look. From my review of where we are catching spam, we getting very good portions of the xwiki spam, though I know that could be skewed by what we are catching is leading my investigations.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:14, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

request in archiv[edit]

Hi. I just noticed that my request was moved to the archiv but it ends on Nov. 22nd. Why was it moved? I am aware that I will fail, but just want to understand it. Greetings from over here. -- DerFussi 06:40, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: your bot is archiving early. Would you please undo the erroneous moves, and give your bot a good talking to. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. -- DerFussi 06:48, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Turkish Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Billinghurst, these we're discussing. Introduction to some substance in the Turkish Wikipedia URLs are blocked out. It is believed that in Turkey, the government agency responsible for the internet makes. Protest purpose, we think you should block access for 24 hours. In this case, we need to tell Jimmy Wales. Or Do you need to make a vote in Meta. Good wikis. --Uğurkenttalk 16:45, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

If you believe that there are issues with Turkish Wikipedia being blocked in Turkey, and there is a wish to discuss a protest, then that conversation would ideally be held and decided on trWP, though if that is problematic, then a discussion at meta is a reasonable second choice. Such a discussion does not require a notification to Jimmy Wales, though I am sure that he has an interest in the subject. I would also think that WMF staff have an interest in that matter and I would think that we should @Philippe (WMF): as any such technical actions would require cooperation of WMF staff.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:39, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Abuse filter tags[edit]

By using several tags in the abuse filters you are undoubtedly aware that the tags are permanent, are added to the valid tags list and never leave the list so that if they are changed very often, the list becomes very long with dozens of redundant tags with 0 hits. --Pxos (talk) 03:38, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks forgot about their appearing on Special:tags, and had been more indicating the activity on RCs throughout the wikis, and from where the tags were emanating. I will review how I handle the beasts. :-)  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:55, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Splendid! :) --Pxos (talk) 12:02, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #134[edit]

The question[edit]

Hello dear Billinghurst. My Confidentiality has been violated in russian Wikipedia. How can I evaluate this issue? Thanks in advance for your answer. Миша Карелин (talk) 16:10, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

If you have a concern about an administrator, bureaucrat, oversight, or checkuser having breached your privacy then please see Ombudsman Commission information. If it is a matter of a local matter at ruWP, then please read w:ru:Википедия:Ревизоры  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:16, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I did it - send my complaint to 2 OC members (Avraham and Levg). Althought, as I see, they both are not active in wiki now. Миша Карелин (talk) 22:46, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #135[edit]


This one is asking for some hollydays IMHO :-) Regards. — M 00:41, 05 December 2014 (UTC)

Oh and HershelNewberry (talk • contribs • block • SULinfo • x-wiki • recent edits • CA) wants to join the trip as well. Thanks. — M 00:43, 05 December 2014 (UTC)
Sure, I do those as a batch when I have investigation time, and access to IRC so I can COIBot the domains. I will get to them tonight (my time).  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:53, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

why i get a lock is it don`t allowed to edit the spielwiese[edit]

i have edit the message from the spielwiese in trololol but the spielwise will cleaned every minute and you can edit it how you want then why i get a lock. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

The range was problematic for editing, and in February I softened the block placed by another. The change that I made then allows you to edit if you are logged into your wikimedia account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:18, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #136[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #137[edit]