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SNI block from China has been applied to all Wikipedias (and even the[edit]

zh:Wikipedia:互助客栈/消息#全部语言维基百科疑似被封 --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:55, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Therefore WMF staffs must continue discussing with PRC Governments' staffs within China-US economical discussions, to find a way to win-win each other. -- 03:14, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
And now, to all WMF wikis. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:47, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't get the IP's comment -- discussion to make PRC censorship authority happy? LOL nope. — regards, Revi 17:54, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Sad news. Knowing the trends on PRC censorship, they're unlikely to go back on it. Leefeniaures audiendi audiat 20:11, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Global Search[edit]

Hello! Sorry to use this venue for advertising, but I don't know of a better place to get the word out. I'd like to present to you a new tool: Global Search. This tool allows you to do keyword and source regular expression searches across all WMF wikis, using the new CloudElastic service. For the time being, you must login with a Wikimedia account to use it. It may be opened to everyone in the future. This is still an experimental service so you may encounter issues. You can report bugs on Phabricator, or just comment here. Thanks and hope you find this useful, MusikAnimal talk 02:01, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@MusikAnimal: Thanks. I am looking forward to seeing how it works with anti-spam efforts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:41, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Some thoughts. A regex search, is that case sensitive or not, here I am doing phrase searches quickly. If it is case sensitive, can one easily flick between the two? Might be worth adding a note that main ns is ns:0 or simple adding that as a tick box for where someone wants to quickly check that space.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:03, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback, billinghurst! I have replied at phab:T224358. Best, MusikAnimal talk 23:15, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Joint project[edit]

Please indicate the procedure for organizing a joint project between the Wikimedia Foundation ( and the Ural Federal University. A project like Wikinews: Become a private correspondent!. (We will write joint wikibooks) --Леонид Макаров (talk) 07:08, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Леонид Макаров, you might want to contact User:Jami (Wiki Ed), or talk to that community directly by leaving a message at b:ru:Викиучебник:Общий форум. b:ru:Участник:Леонид Макаров could tell you what kind of contributions would be helpful. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 14:46, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Now I make the Wikibooks (Economics of enterprise, Budgeting). I think that it turns out something interesting.--Леонид Макаров (talk) 15:03, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

A proposal for WikiJournals to become a new sister project[edit]

Over the last few years, the WikiJournal User Group has been building and testing a set of peer reviewed academic journals on a mediawiki platform. The main types of articles are:

  • Existing Wikipedia articles submitted for external review and feedback (example)
  • From-scratch articles that, after review, are imported to Wikipedia (example)
  • Original research articles that are not imported to Wikipedia (example)

Proposal: WikiJournals as a new sister project

From a Wikipedian point of view, this is a complementary system to Featured article review, but bridging the gap with external experts, implementing established scholarly practices, and generating citable, doi-linked publications.

Please take a look and support/oppose/comment! T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 06:07, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Why has this page gotten so much attention lately? —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:33, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
    • It was heavily advertised on several mailing lists and many are eager to jump on the bandwagon of Plan S even without having the capabilities to do so. Nemo 05:20, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

BugMeNot shared logins[edit]

Bugmenot have disabled sharing logins for a few Wikipedias. This is good: sharing accounts is not allowed. However, they have not disabled:

  • meta
  • ar
  • ba
  • be
  • cz
  • hi
  • ja
  • no
  • pt
  • simple (simple English)
  • zh

...and those are just the ones I checked. For at least two I found shared accounts listed, and one that I tested was a functioning login. With SUL, these compromised accounts have access to any wikpedia project. Will someone from the Foundation please contact BugMeNot and make certain that sharing login information for all Wikipedias is disabled, and get a record from them of all accounts which have been listed so that they can be globally locked? Thank you. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 00:14, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

BlackcurrantTea, not sure if this has been addressed, but concerns about account compromise can be dealt with at SRG, where a steward can look at locking the accounts if warranted. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:43, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
TonyBallioni, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, nothing's changed. Whilst I could test each Wikipedia and report the accounts I find, new accounts can still be added, making it a Sisyphean task. Until BugMeNot changes their policy, the problem will remain. I filled in their form to remove before I posted the above; 18 days later they've not removed it. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 10:49, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Blocking of T-Mobile[edit]

Using T-Mobile US as a phone hotspot in US to Windows PC. Message leaky colo + open proxy at IP adress, and intervall blocked Why is the US carrier T-Moble blocked? Maundwiki (talk) 15:08, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Maundwiki see the WHOIS data: [1]. It is a hosting provider, and the various proxychecking services say so and the WHOIS data agrees. It does not appear to be T-mobile. Could you have a VPN active on your phone? TonyBallioni (talk) 23:02, 7 June 2019 (UTC)


You said People of all ages can go The the meeting that means even children can go to. You are registered as a US incorporation and the COPPA law must apply for your Foundation. Fungster (talk) 06:23, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Attack pages[edit]

Hi, is it acceptable to create attack pages at Meta when expelled from sister projects? E.g. User:Slowking4/wikicommons has cancer and User:Slowking4/commons. Jcb (talk) 14:51, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

@Jcb: If you like, you may nominate the pages for a deletion discussion by following the instructions at Meta:Requests for deletion. See also Meta:Inclusion policy and Meta:Deletion policy. GMGtalk 17:26, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
As GMG says, follow meta's deletion request process if you think that a page is out of scope, and where they have been used as global user pages we have been particularly stringent. That said floating a discussion in this forum rather than a local query to a meta: forum is a little bit of kite-flying.

I am uncertain that linking to existing conversations at Commons could be called attack pages, nor reasonably quoting users' commentaries about a person when those quotes still exist at Commons.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:28, 24 June 2019 (UTC)