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This discussion should be continued on the Stewards'_noticeboard. Green Giant (talk) 11:25, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

(I wrote about it. But there was no reaction ?! The reason I am writing again. Please avoid vandalism.)

User:sefer azeri' is engaged in vandalism: 1 (Reliable sources wiped out.), 2 (Without any major wiped out the picture., , ) , 3 (Fraud. Map changed. 100 years have reduced the state's history.), 4 (Insult.)... Requires block it for at least a year. But it was never punished for their work. Sortilegus always supported him. He is also engaged in vandalism: 1 (Reliable sources wiped out), 2 (The name of the state, has been removed.), 3 (Reliable sources wiped out)... Wertuose always supported him. He is also engaged in vandalism: 1 (Picture of the article - az:Bakı xan sarayı), is deleted.. 2 (insult; Əxlaqsız ifadələrə görə...) and 3. The 3 users blocked me, without any reason! We do not have arbitration and appellate courts. Therefore, administrators dictator. No one can give me an answer?! To whom should I complain? Perhaps now would be the reaction?. -Idin Mammadof talk 08:24, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Aydinsalis, this is the wrong place to ask. The only people who could intervene are the stewards but the might be unable to do so if the wiki has other active admins/bureaucrats or dispute resolution channels. If you have been left no other option (and I really mean "no other option"), then you could try asking at the Stewards' noticeboard, but make sure you read the notice at the top. Green Giant (talk) 17:40, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Per Green Giant, you can left that RfC on Stewards Noticeboard.--AldNonymousBicara? 19:21, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much. -Idin Mammadof talk 18:15, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Aldnonymous and Green Giant, I wrote. There is no reaction. But then what do I do? -Idin Mammadof talk 10:03, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Vandalism continues..., User:sefer azeri writes: "atan haqqında yazdığın məqaləni də sildim bu da sənə paz olsun ... çox göt-baş atsan onun qəzeti haqqında məqaləni də sənin qəzetin haqqında məqaləni də siləcəm ... nə istəyirsən elə" (To displease you, I will do everything.). -Idin Mammadof (talk) 16:26, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Vandalism continues... and vandalism continues...!!! Ladies and Gentlemen !!! How long the vandals, remain unpunished ?! How long the vandals, the administrator will be ?! --Idin Mammadof (talk) 21:55, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

In these edit the person says "deleted due to copyright infringement"[1][2]. Were these images copied and pasted from another source? Or were they taken by you personally? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:34, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

It belongs to me. They are stored in my personal library. There is no copyright infringement. They have been removed without any reason. They removed without discussion. Also, this page also deleted. Thanks. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 20:55, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Did you make the image yourself? Please note that simply owning a copy of an image is not the same as owning the copyright of an image. Green Giant (talk) 21:02, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
There is no problem. I am the author. Documents belongs to me. I am the author of photos. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 22:07, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Can you email the image in question as I am unable to see it? Also you said that you took the picture with your own camera? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:56, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I photographed their own picture. Web pages belonging to me, these photos are available: 1, 2 Thanks. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 10:18, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

So this was published in 1933 [3] You do not own the content in question but it should be in the public domain as it is so old. This document is from 1993 [4] Unless that is your signature on the bottom you do not own it. The person who wrote the document or the government owns it. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 11:23, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

As I said and you acknowledge, there is no copyright infringement: 1. That is the official document (Letter of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.)), according to our laws, in the public domain. I am the author of photos. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 8:08, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Agree the first one appears okay. But were does it say government documents are public domain? I do not see it here [5] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:29, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

You see through autotranslator. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 12:37, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

I found: Article 7. Objects not covered by copyright protection, (page 15). --Idin Mammadof (talk) 12:45, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes that indeed says state documents are not covered by copyright. Have requested the deleting admin comment here [6] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:56, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. For it have requested the deleting admin comment here. No results. Is there another way to solve the problem? Vandals will not be punished? --Idin Mammadof (talk) 13:10, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
We need to give them some time to respond. Also they are not a "vandal". They are deleting stuff as they see it as a copyright infringement. I am waiting to hear their side of the story. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:14, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
This is not the first time? I can show 100 cases. They will not let me in the Azerbaijani Wikipedia, as well as other users. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
So far, there was no discussion. Now I began. Articles must be restored first. But I still have not recovered, only 1 article has been restored. In this article, the photo has not been restored yet: [16].--Idin Mammadof (talk) 17:26, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Okay yes I see that. Will give the admin more time to response. Can you provide a link to the discussion that resulted in your ban? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:06, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. "Can you provide a link to the discussion that resulted in your ban?" - I did not understand, you want to know the reason for this? I have not breached any rules. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 18:17, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
I am wondering if their was a discussion that resulted in your ban. And if so can you post it. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:26, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
I created this article. Protested. But they could not delete the article. They blocked me. They are a group. Receive a salary from the state. They do not allow us to. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 18:38, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Content that meets at least one of the criteria for speedy deletion (Müzakirə edilmədən silinən məqalələr):
    • Advertising or other spam without any relevant or encyclopedic content (Reklam və spam xarakterli məqalələr);
    • Blank pages (Information pages are not). (Boş məqalələr (çox qısa və heç bir informasiya daşımayan məqalələr (məsələn, Filankəs - rejissor)) (Ən sadə məzmun qaydası: Məqalə başlıqdan və bu başlığı çox sadə şəkildə də olsa ifadə edən ən azı bir cümlədən ibarət olmalıdır.));
    • Vandalism, including inflammatory redirects, pages that exist only to disparage their subject, patent nonsense, or gibberish (Vandalizm nəticəsində yaradılmış məqalələr);
    • Misspell the name of the article. For example ( az:Fizuli instead of, az:Fizuli) (Məqalə başlığı səhv yazılmış yönləndirilən məqalələr (məsələn, Fizuli));
    • Written on the same subject, if another article (Eyni və ya çox yaxın məzmuna malik başqa məqalənin mövcud olması);
    • Articles that cannot possibly be attributed to reliable sources, including neologisms, original theories and conclusions, and articles that are themselves hoaxes (Məzmunu mötəbər mənbələrlə əsaslandırılması mümkün olmayan məqalələr, o cümlədən istifadəçilərin mənbələrə əsaslanmayan özfəaliyyəti);
    • Articles in other languages (Digər dillərdə yazılmış məqalələr).

Under these rules, the articles can not be deleted: [17], [18], [19].

In addition, I would like to mention:

Deleted articles have already been restored:az:Söhrab Arabov, az:Rövzət Dəmirçizadə, az:Məhyəddin Abbasov, az:Nəsib Muxtarov (arxeoloq). But now the deletion is discussed. No reason given. These pages will not edit anonymous az:Vikipediya:Kənd meydanı, az:Vikipediya:İdarəçilərə müraciət, az:Vikipediya:Silinməyə namizəd səhifələr, az:Nuxa qalası, az:Nuxa qəzası, az:Şəki dövləti. They want to be I could not edit anonymous, and I could not have to complain. So I can not complain that they want to lock me global. For this nachili private discussions. The same individuals: User:Wertuose, User:Sortilegus, User:sefer azeri. But not yet found any reason not bud. If they though an appeal to the Steward, let them come here. If they are right, what are afraid?! --Idin Mammadof (talk) 15:20, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
The vandalism continues. Again, the pictures are deleted without discussion ([25], [26] They belong to the opposition. For this reason deleted.). Some, after being restored. But some still have not been recovered ( [27] ). Worst of all is that such things happen regularly. We are angry, we are wasting our time, but it is happening again. All intellectuals went out. How long this situation will last? Please help. --Idin Mammadof (talk) 13:16, 3 September 2015‎ (UTC)
Sefer azeri yesterday pleaded with me unjustly block. Sefer azeri recently had 6 articles indisputably clear. Because he had created Aydinsalis substances. Hasan that when the complainant had brought back again the other administrators Article 2 of them. Then Aydinsalis 4 article "deletion candidate pages" pulled pane debate. That there is a debate as it is written in the pages it may take up to 15 days. 4 article that has opened the debate over the 15 days after the idea had reported only four people in the discussion. 20 days after the start of the debate. Sefer azeri and Keete 37 makes it nearly always the same review to any discussion of an argument, are deleted without reason and the principles he commented. Sefer azeri immediately "deleted unanimously decided to say" that archive discussion.[28] I took back the debate from the archive "this election is not the place," I said. "We're doing this in the election here, you" was decided unanimously "to say the debate concludes," I said. "Secondly not finish first in this debate, because I said you are neutral in this debate." You're the delete Articles "I said." The decision you should not give any manager, "I said.[29] Sefer azeri blocks show the grounds that I did vandalism pleaded with.--Samral (talk) 06:05, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
I blocked 10 times. 9 Sefer azeri did. Is it coincidence that so? I appeal to all administrators [30]. None of them did not answer. It's not just me. Many users refer pleaded with him to receive the status administration [31], [32], . But almost none received no reply.--Samral (talk) 06:08, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Dear META. They violated general principles of Wikipedia, and it is constantly going on. Vandalism is legal, and you do nothing? I still have to wait? Is it true that you never look at my complaint? I want to believe that you will defend the principles of Wikipedia, albeit belatedly. --Idin Mammadof 9:39, 23 September 2015 2015 (UTC)

Proposed "Wikipedia End Of Knowledge Project” - WEOK Project[edit]


(This submission was intended to use RICH TEXT, to help the reader get the main points. But that stuff has all been stripped away. Any ideas how I might write my way?)

My understanding is that what happens on Earth, grossly, is typical of what happens on all Earth-like planets, everywhere in the Cosmos. This includes evolving-experiencing what I call the Terminal Stage of Socioeconomic-Psychological Evolution - the time when everything that can ever be known is known (including knowing all things that can never be known). This is the time when Humanoids on Earth-like planets reach the end of knowledge, science, discovery, change, evolution, competitive advantage, history, newness.

It’s also the point when they must inevitably-necessarily (naturally) accept-adapt to a dramatic and fundamental transition. They have been hurtling through the most rapid and dynamic phase of Human-oid Socioeconomic-Psychological Evolution, during which change was the norm (what we're experiencing now). Over a generation or two, they must accept-adapt to the Terminal Stage of Socioeconomic-Psychological Evolution. This is the very, very long time - the remaining 1.2 billion or so habitable years for their planet - during which their previously hyper-dynamic Socioeconomic-Psychological System merely cycles through the standard-fixed-Universal set of Socioeconomic-Psychological Fashions that are known to be efficient, practical, realistic, and sustainable.

Arriving at the End of Knowledge is a very big deal for Humanoids. It changes everything.

I think we Earthlings will reach our End of Knowledge within the next 250 years (before the year 2250). Then, the last of our biodynamic research scientists will discover the last of the cascades of chemical signals that Manage our individual body-brain-mind systems. Then, the Earth's Humans will know everything they can ever know about the Evolution of the Cosmos, Life, Human Socioeconomic Progress, the Individual Human Lifetime, and everything else.

The process has already begun, judging by the recent closure of physics and astronomy departments in many colleges and universities. Too few bright students (especially white, male, heterosexuals) were applying for physics and astronomy courses, because they knew these fields were dying, and that future jobs in physics and astronomy would be given to the best qualified among the pool of politically-correct/affirmative-action students.

Indeed, in the Western-white nations, all aspects of social participation (which were originally established to serve only white, male, heterosexuals) are now evolving away from the capitalist policy of “equal employment-performance opportunity” and toward the socialist ideal-manipulation-bluff of “entitlement of full equality for all” (this process hasn’t yet begun in any Asian, Negro, or Arab-Muslim institution or nation).

Around the year 2250, this process will be complete worldwide. Education will no longer be linked to getting a job, but will become just another fashion-entertainment. By that time, the zillions of detailed files of Wikipedia will (inadvertently) prevent ordinary people from making sense of being alive in Modern Times. A clear, simple, and comprehensive text will be needed. The Earth’s great thinkers will gather and finish the WEOK Project, perhaps labeling their file The Big Bang and Its Consequences.

I’m Asperger Autistic, prone to obsessions and lists, and have been focused on ‘knowing about everything’ since I finished my PhD in 1975 (social psychology, based on a BA in biology and chemistry). It's become a 40,000-word draft (later, if enough readers are interested). Its working title was, The Appearance Managers, Managing Appearances, with the subtitle The Four Great Systems of Change: Evolution of the Cosmos, Life, Human Socioeconomic Progress, and the Individual Human Lifetime.

The root “Manage” includes the processes of controlling-ordering, and making decisions about, and deciding outcomes for, resulting in “knowing.” The word “Appearance” includes the way something physically looks, as well as the way it is mentally perceived (impressions, illusions, semblances, pre-tenses, facades, veneers, guises), and also includes the processes of physically Appearing, originating, emerging, Evolving, Devolving, ending, Disappearing.

I’m most interested in the PROCESSES that drive the four great systems of change-evolution (Cosmos, Life, Human Socioeconomic Progress, Individual Human Lifetime). My view is that each system involves a very limited set of Laws of Nature (variability, choices), which, by successive iterations among those fixed laws-antecedents-causes must inevitably-necessarily-naturally, in the fullness of time, produce-generate fixed sets of consequences-effects, critical masses, Stages (the last of which is Terminal). I’ve labeled this process The Appearance Managers, Managing Appearances.

Plato (423-347 BC) was the first to establish this line of logic, arguing that all evolution moves-progresses toward the perfection of ‘Universally favored’ forms - his metaphorical shadows cast on cave walls by a central fire. I think Plato imagined-understood that all change-evolution must inevitably-necessarily-naturally operate via fixed sets of extant-behavioral repertoires and physical environments (the Physical, Biological, Socioeconomic, and Personal Appearance Managers), and that they would inevitably-necessarily-naturally select particular-limited-Universal forms that are efficient, practical, realistic, and sustainable in each current, extant, here-now environment-situation.

Establishing the WEOK Project might involve asking interested people to apply and say why they want to join-contribute, providing a few revised-new paragraphs.

I'd like (but don't require) to have the role of inviting the first few dozen applicants to join the Project; when I resign, become disabled, or die (I'm 72), the current editors will democratically, together with Wikipedia man-agement, decide how to proceed.

Information about each of the editors will be held in a dedicated section, which has Wikipedia links with each of their contributions.

An automatic mechanism will invite the current editors to vote on each paragraph or section when they think-feel-believe it is complete-correct-unimprovable.

Only what is now known about each topic will be included-described: • All text will be in clear, simple, direct, and engaging language (I'll prefer Standard American-English, because it's my native-thinking-analytical language). • No history of science will be included (because nearly all of it is wrong, and therefore useless and a waste of time for ordinary people). • No sources-citations will be included (because they just get in the way of ordinary readers, and are easy to find online). • Contributors may use the following literary devices: hyphenated sets of synonyms; bulleted-indented blocks of text; bold, italics, underlines, CAPITALS, lower-case, ([parentheses]), and “quotes.” • The essential minimum of scientific terms will be used (which readers may Google if they wish, preferring .org and .edu websites, because they're more likely than .com websites to be free of bias and self-interest).

Nearly all of the material in my draft was drawn from established experts (mostly Wikipedia), following the procedures I’ve just described. But I’ve included a few personal-original theories:

The first is mentioned in the Introduction and detailed in Section II, about Biological Evolution. It involves the powerful process of convergence. A simple example of biological convergence is the independent evolution of the Old World Wolf and the Australian Thylacine, which share the same body-behavior system. But the idea of convergent evolution is much bigger than the independent Appearance-creation of two wolf-like species in different parts of the world. Convergence is at the heart of what I mean by the Appearance Managers, Managing Appearances. Specifically, all systems of change-Evolution, that is, all cause-and-effect relationships, must necessarily converge on a surprisingly small set of outcomes that are efficient, practical, realistic, and sustainable for particles-planets-suns-singularities, body-behavior systems, socioeconomic systems, and psychological situations.

A second bit of original thinking also involves the Biological Appearance Managers (chapter two), but focuses on the Biological Evolution of Modern Humans, due specifically to the Biological Appearance Manager I call preemption. Two causes (forcing agents) Managed the Biological-Appearance Evolution of all of us, Modern Humans (Homo sapiens sapiens), about 50,000 years ago: 1) The onset of the Most Severe Ice Advance, which forced the Old World’s Human population toward the equator and into hyper-competition for living space-resources. 2) The inevitable Appearance-Evolution of the Socioeconomic-Psychological Appearance Manager that I call preemption, dominated by the inevitable logic that it’s much more efficient, practical, realistic, and sustainable to kill the other guy before he kills you - then, having killed all of the other men, you get to mate with their women and draw them and their children into your power network.

In other words, my view is that Natural Selection produced, in place, the racial-ethnic groups of Modern Humans we see today (rather than pretending that there was another out-of-Africa migration of superior people). My view is that no other physical cause-and-effect mechanism could have produced us. Why didn’t it happen earlier - 1.8 MYA, 2.5 MYA, 1.3 MYA, or even a few hundred thousand years ago? Because it wasn’t yet physically possible for a critical mass of Homo sapiens members to evolve-Appear. And, of course, there hadn’t yet been a sufficiently catastrophic-selective Ice Advance.

And, of course, it’s my personal-original idea to construe The Knowledge as the direct-inevitable-necessary-natural result of the Appearance Managers, Managing Appearances.

Sincerely yours, Peter Norris

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Peter Scott Norris (talk • contribs) 01:48, 27 August 2015‎ (UTC)

Looking for a dump of knowledge base with real people (alive) and a knowledge base of charities[edit]

Hi I am looking for a dump of knowledge base with real people (alive) and a knowledge base of charities. i downloaded the wikidata dump which apparently is missing info from wikipedia such as: the photo the description

I was actually looking for something offline that will give me this data:

your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Ido

The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 12:13, 21 September 2015‎ (UTC)

Request for a Special Page on Meta[edit]

Dear friends,

One of the major things discussed during Wikimania 2015 Indic Wiki Meetup was to plan for a special page on Meta.

This page is intended to serve as a common source of information for all Indic Wiki Languages (for the purpose of sharing information).

This becomes all the more necessary as we've got 20+ languages and many incubator projects.

I request our friends to guide me on this issue. --Muzammil (talk) 20:20, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Muzammil. How would that page be "special"? What do you need beyond starting some Indic languages page and pointing people to it? Ijon (talk) 18:00, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Asaf. The problem we have is that there are multiple languages (around 30, if you include incubator ones as well) and every time some message needs to be posted, one has to do so on various village pumps, one by one. Now, if we have one common communication page on Meta where we could post any message (say, WMF wants to hold some program in India, or the proposed Wiki Conference India next year, etc), it could be designed in such a way that information is posted in English on Meta. The volunteers of different Indian projects can then post the same message on their respective project village pumps with appropriate translation. --Muzammil (talk) 18:12, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

How much was fund-raised from every country?[edit]

On Talk:Fundraising 2012/Report#Totals by country 18 months ago I raised a question of non-availability of Fundraising Totals on every country.

My question was supported by @Mike Peel:, @Bjoertvedt:, @Effeietsanders:, @Oscar .:

@Jimbo Wales: last year during a meeting with Ukrainian Wikimedians at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv you promised to send me an answer.

No any answer from WMF Team.

And no any country-specific amounts in Fundraising/2013-14 Report.

--Perohanych (talk) 14:13, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Yuri, the fundraising team does not have a list of fundraising totals for every country that can be published publicly. The team may not be able to publish data from a country for a number of possible reasons, including the privacy and protection of our users and donors, security considerations, data limitations, and the team's capacity. The annual fundraising report does include donation totals aggregated by region, and the team may be able answer other specific questions (considering the limits on public data). I believe the fundraising report for 2014-15 will be posted later this week with more information. Thank you, Stephen LaPorte (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Stephen, in other words the fundraising team does not want to publish publicly fundraising totals for every country. Or simply the fundraising team hides the data from public.
Can I know the concrete reason instead of «number of possible reasons»?
How should I apply for the fundraising totals for every country? Who can make a decision to provide the data? Should I contact every Board of Trustees Member? --Perohanych (talk) 12:46, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
I started to attract attention of the Ukrainian wiki-community to this issue. The less transparency — the less trust to the WMF and its projects. Unfortunately. --Perohanych (talk) 09:01, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Reimagining WMF grants report[edit]

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Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.

Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.

Take care, I JethroBT (WMF) 17:02, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

The Financial and strategical Planning os nost important for any organizational goal[edit]

The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 01:39, 5 October 2015‎ (UTC)

Background for a six months block of German IP/19 range[edit]

Main discussion: Requests_for_comment/Global_ban_for_Tobias_Conradi.
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  • 2015-10-04 19:23 Bbb23 (talk | contribs) blocked (talk) with an expiry time of 3 months (account creation blocked) ({{CheckUser block}}) [34]
  • 2015-10-07 18:50 Jasper Deng (talk | contribs) blocked (talk) with an expiry time of 6 months (anonymous users only, account creation disabled) (Abusing multiple accounts) [35]

The IP range belongs to a larger German internet access provider and several users will be prevented from editing. Additionally, since Wikidata has a central position, user may e.g. edit in German Wikipedia, but not be able to adjust related data in Wikidata.

Some events that led to this situation are given below.


The initial edits by the Tobias Conradi account group were related to geography:

  • 2003-05-06 04:24 IP adds ISO 3166-2 codes to country subdivision articles [36]
  • 2003-05-06 06:14 User:Tim Starling deletes the ones for Australia [37]
  • 2003-05 IP creates stubs for the states of Mexico
  • 2003-05-06 06:53 User:Tim Starling proposes to delete the stubs for the states of Mexico [38]
  • 2003-05-06 15:08 oldest edit for the account Tobias Conradi that is visible as of 2015-09-14 [39]

As of 2015-10-08 the articles for the states of Mexico exist. Additionally these articles and the articles about the first-level administrative territorial entities of Australia contain ISO 3166-2 codes - as added by Tobias Conradi. Furthermore the ISO 3166-2 set pages exist in several Wikipedias, e.g. ISO 3166-2:AU (d:Q21047) in 29 Wikipedias.


The decision to decline the invitation to become an admin may have changed a lot of things in the future of this users and of several other users.

  • 2005-06-26 User:Rick Block writes on User_talk:Tobias Conradi "I made a list of users who've been around long enough to have made lots of edits but aren't admins." and invites TC to state whether he is interested in becoming an admin [40]
  • 2005-07-01 User:Tobias Conradi declines "happy to remain as is for time being. thanks for creating this list and pointing me here :-)" [41]


User:Tobias Conradi ranks high in edit counts. A cascade of out-of-policy blocks unfolds in 2006 [42]:

  • 2006-02-24 1st block (no evidence provided): User:23skidoo blocked User:Tobias Conradi for violation of 3RR - but never provided evidence that the user knew about the policy, nor that he even violated 3RR.
  • 2006-02-26 User:Tobias Conradi one of 20 editors that are not admins and have more than 20K edits [43]
  • 2006-04-20 2nd block (no evidence provided): User:TexasAndroid blocked User:Tobias Conradi with an expiry time of 24 hours (WP:CIVIL violations. Warned, but continued the same behaviour. See user's talk page.)
  • 2006-06-29 3rd block (anyone finds the "vandalsim to people's user pages"?): User:Pschemp blocked Tobias Conradi "with an expiry time of 24 hours (vandalsim to people's user pages)"
  • 2006-06-30 12:36 User:Jimfbleck out-of-policy deleted "Eisenkappl", without notifying the creator [44]
  • 2006-06-30 19:03 User:Tobias Conradi re-creates a stub under that name [45]
  • 2006-06-30 19:07 User:Tobias Conradi moved Eisenkappl to Bad Eisenkappel [46]
  • 2006-06-30 4th block User:InShaneee blocked Tobias Conradi with an expiry time of 48 hours "(vandalism, personal attacks)"
  • 2006-06-30 19:32 User:InShaneee out-of-policy deletes page Bad Eisenkappel
  • 2006-06-30 20:43 User:InShaneee claims 'Tobias was actually blocked for disruption (he moved a town page to "Bad (town)"), and for placing "this user is a deletionist" on other people's userpages.' [47]

As of 2015 the article exists at "en:Bad Eisenkappel". Other abusive blocks that followed can be seen in the block log. Later on the user is denied rights because of "block logs":

  • 2006-09-16 User:Winhunter denies access to AutoWikiBrowser for User:Tobias Conradi "Tobias Conradi NOT approved because of block logs" [48]

The user continues to edit:

  • 2006-09-23 User:Tobias Conradi among the top 100 editors by edit count [49]


Admins continue to abuse admin rights and User:Tobias Conradi collects diffs to document the abuses.

Starting 2007-07-20 User:Tobias Conradi is blocked from editing:

  • 2007-07-20 User:Akradecki blocked Tobias Conradi with an expiry time of 48 hours (account creation blocked) (violation of probation)
  • 2007-07-20 User:Isotope23 blocked Tobias Conradi with an expiry time of 1 week (account creation blocked) (continued incivility in response to block)
  • 2007-07-23 User:Akradecki blocked Tobias Conradi with an expiry time of 1 month (account creation blocked, email disabled) (Attempting to harass other users: extended plus added email block after extremely abusive email sent to admin)
  • 2007-07-24 during time of the block some editors gathered at a now defunct Community Sanction Notice Board and decided to ban/ indefinitely block the user [51]
  • 2007-07-28 User:Chairboy blocked Tobias Conradi with an expiry time of indefinite (account creation blocked, email disabled) (Per Community ban decision at

No contribution by User:Tobias Conradi to the English Wikipedia article name space anymore.


  • 2009-07-09 last edit by User:Tobias Conradi that as of 2015-09-14 is visible [52]


As of 2015-10-08 the are:

  1. a group of accounts and IP editors that support the work that Tobias Conradi started (some admins think they have 650 000+ edits, but there are probably many more) The achievements of the accounts are massive.
  2. several admins that are
    • vandalizing Wikimedia projects
    • blocking IP ranges and by doing so, preventing new users from contributing
    • blocking unrelated third-party accounts

Every time an admin thinks, "this accounts is run by Tobias Conradi" and blocks the account, and users appear to revert the edits and delete articles, not due to bad content, but based on en:WP:G5, they are actually vandalizing Wikimedia projects.

One example for a vandalizing admin is User:The Blade of the Northern Lights:

  1. Moving of articles about municipalities of Mexico, just picking one example out of hundreds that the user moved: From "Huehuetla Municipality, Hidalgo" to ambiguous "Huehuetla, Hidalgo"[53]. Eldizzino moved "Huehuetla" to "Huehuetla Municipality, Hidalgo" [54]. This seems to have been the most correct. Due to a move by User:Sphilbrick [55] the article now resides at the highly ambiguous title "Huehuetla". And due to edits by User:Reinheitsgebot the page is linked in Wikidata and tagged there as "disambiguation page". But it is not a disambiguation page, it is an article page. So, if the user moves pages in English Wikipedia, why don't he fix Wikidata? It seems Eldizzino did a lot of disambiguation work, and the user destroyed all this and even made the situation worse than it was before. Purpose?
  2. out of 559 edits by that user, that are visible in Wikidata, 557 [56] look like vandalism. Deleting pages about subdistricts of East Timor, moving disambiguated articles about municipalities of Mexico to ambiguous names, moving items against naming conventions that have been moved by admins shortly ago, e.g. "X (valley)" and "X valley" had been moved to "X Valley".
  3. vandalizing articles related to Hungary: ~160 times changing link from pointing to "Zala County" to instead pointing to "Zala", the latter is a disambiguation page [57]. So, this vandal created extra work for other users, which re-disambiguated the links to disambiguation pages that the vandalizing user did create [58] [59] 00:31, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Commercial advertising in CentralNotice[edit]

I see we currently have a centralnotice which advertises some multi-billion-dollars for-profits, calling by name "JSTOR, Project MUSE, EBSCO, and Highbeam". If I recall correctly, it's the first time we have such advertising in CentralNotice in many years: I can only remember some Dell sitenotice around 2006, perhaps, and there might have been something with Orange in some countries due to Wikipedia Zero. The last known time we included some non-Wikimedia trademark in the CentralNotice (Sciences Po's logo for a survey, or something), the thing was hugely controversial. --Nemo 06:38, 9 October 2015 (UTC)