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Domain squatter dangers being facilitated by this and other wikis

External links such as [ Nupedia] have an inherent danger: when the domain changes ownership, a user clicking the link is taken unsuspecting to a site controlled by the new owner. This creates a whole class of user vulnerabilities to malware. Leaving these stale links in place, as at Help:Wikitext examples both facilitates these attacks and encourages the domainjackers. Apparently the blacklist process is inappropriate for dealing with these, as explained at this diff, but a process is evidently needed to detect and disable such stale links. Ideally that process should function for all wikis, at least those that want it.LeadSongDog (talk) 14:12, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikibook Bengali

I had requested for Wikibook Bengali, please think on this topic

Please, follow instructions on Language_committee/Handbook_(requesters)#Making_a_new_request otherwise your request will not be considered. Ruslik (talk) 18:30, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

@Shaunak Chakraborty and Ruslik0: In general, the rule that Ruslik stated above is correct. However, this is not a valid request, for a variety of reasons:

  1. Bengali Wikibooks is already an existing project. (Link: b:bn:)
  2. The appropriate place for a project to disseminate the writings of existing writers would be Wikisource, not Wikibooks.
  3. Bengali Wikisource is also already an existing project. (Link: s:bn:)

You are free to contribute to either of those projects if you would like. Please be careful, though: If any of these writers' works are still under copyright, you cannot put them on Wikisource.

Good luck. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:08, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:55, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

To Clear old content posted on Wikipedia

Can any one please help me to remove the content posted on wikipedia with my user id.

Content posted topic: hellointern was my company website, where i posted using my user id.

Please let me know how to clear the old content posted earlier using my id. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Satyakanchadapu (talk) 09:49, 25 May 2018‎

If you are referring to your contributions on the English Wikipedia, (w:en:Special:Contributions/Satyakanchadapu) it looks like these were already resolved. If you want to do anything else on that project you will need to resolve your blocked status there first. — xaosflux Talk 17:30, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Meta admin activity requirements

A discussion is open at Meta talk:Administrators regarding a minor change to the meta admin (in)activity requirements. Your feedback is welcome there. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 02:31, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

(added to prevent archiving yet) StevenJ81 (talk) 14:56, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

حذف صفجة

السادة /موقع ويكيميديا المحترمين

نحن اللجنة الإعلامية لاحتفالات اليوم الوطني لدولة قطر، أردنا إخباركم أننا وجدنا أخطاء حول المعلومات الموجودة في صفحة (اليوم الوطني لقطر) على الرابط التالي:

ولم نستطع تغيير المعلومات بداخلها بالشكل المطلوب لأننا لا ندري من أنشأها ، لذلك قمنا بعمل صفحة جديدة بالمعلومات المعتمدة من اللجنة، وحاولنا إيجاد طريقة لحذف الصفحة ذو الرابط المذكور ولن نستطع

فهل من مساعدة في حذف الصفحة لأهمية وحساسية الموضوع؟

ولكم جزيل الشكر —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ndqatar (talk)

@Ndqatar: مرحبًا، أنت هنا في الميتا ويكي، والرابط أعلاه في ويكيبيديا العربية، لذلك لحل الإشكال الخاص بالمقالة أعلاه يجب عليك التوجه إلى إخطار الإداريين في ويكيبيديا العربية. وشُكرًا --Alaa :)..! 16:04, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Alaa :)..! 11:44, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Edit request May 2018

It is clearly too plain. As such, we cannot keep the default if it has not been updated using this new design:

{{abuse filter warning
|action   = disallow
|text     = An automated filter has identified this edit as potentially unconstructive, so it has been disallowed. If this edit is constructive, please [[Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat|report this error]]. Disruptive editing may result in a block from editing.

...which is equal to that of Wikipedia. The above should be used. 2600:1700:A940:80F0:7CF3:3ECB:A84D:4AD7 21:46, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done just because one project uses a stylized box does not mean it is appropriate here. Feel free to open a discussion at Wikimedia Forum to gain a community consensus. — xaosflux Talk 14:09, 6 June 2018 (UTC)