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Meta-Wiki has a small active community. When a normal user requires the assistance of an administrator or bureaucrat for some particular task, it is not always easy to find one. This page helps users find one when they need one; asking specific admins directly via their talk pages is one way to elicit a fast response. It is only for assistance required at Meta-Wiki, help for other wikis needs to be requested at those wikis.

See also: Stewards' noticeboard, Access to nonpublic personal data policy noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies

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Global rename blacklist[edit]

I found that users with rollback right (patrollers and global rollbackers) may rollback an edit on this page. Although the issue seems to be minimal, the page may be fully protected or a new protection level may be introduced to protect the page.--GZWDer (talk) 14:28, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I should not be editable by non-sysops or non-global renamers per Special:AbuseFilter/293. Maybe rollback is not parsed as action=edit for abusefilter, and therefore gets ignored? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:33, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
See phab:T262157. GZWDer (talk) 14:34, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure how to fix this then. We'd like that page to be editable by admins, stewards and global renamers. Introducing a new protection level for just one page seems overkill to me. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:37, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I don't see it needs "fixing" on-wiki for this edge case - T262157 can address eventually. If rollbackers start abusing this we can just revoke their access or block them. It still stops them from "editing" it normally. — xaosflux Talk 14:52, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, per Xaosflux, we can remove the GR or patroller right if it is abused in this way. I don't see a need to change the protection as the issue is limited in scope. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:52, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Can someone please make this script a gadget and turn it on by default so as to give users like me a chance to turn it off via Special:Preferences? It seems to be incompatible with QuickEdit. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 03:15, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • @Base: you added this in 2016; think it is still useful, else can just be removed. (I'm pretty sure I've never used that button :) )— xaosflux Talk 16:45, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Yeah I think turning it into a gadget is a good idea regardless. I will be able to do it either in a few hours today, or tomorrow evening, if someone has time earlier please feel free to do so. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Base (talk) 16:58, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Support Support Default gadgets is always a better way than imposing through common.js  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:27, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Support Support converting it to a Gadget, although with DiscussionTools enabled here, do we need it enabled by default? Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:21, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply][edit] (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)

He/she adds strange translations. Also, how can I revert translation vandalism? --魔琴 (talk) 09:53, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@魔琴: Thanks, I've deleted the vandalism. Reverting translation vandalism is not straightforward. You'll have to go to the user contributions and revert the contributions in the Translations: namespace. Reverting directly from the translatable page is not possible. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:37, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MarcoAurelio: Yeah, but if someone created a Translations: page with vandalism, I am not able to revert it. What should I do? I can't tag the page for speedy deletion, can I? --魔琴 (talk) 10:43, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@魔琴: Yes, you may tag the Translations: page with {{delete}}. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:46, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Alrignt, then. Thanks! --魔琴 (talk) 10:56, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. MdsShakil (talk) 03:19, 29 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Closed RfGP[edit]

Please remove the completed discussion from Template:Votings-global. --Mykola7 (talk) 21:27, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Sgd. —Hasley 21:32, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. MdsShakil (talk) 03:20, 29 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Report concerning User:[edit] (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Long term abuse harassment. SCP-2000 23:13, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]