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Cannot answer to comments on a GIPBE request: answer considered as vandalism (local)[edit]

Hello, there. I asked for GIPBE, but made a mistake in my request which has been misinterpreted; I tried to answer to correct it, but am unable to do so: I'm getting the message Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Antivandalism (local). Could someone unblock me to allow me to answer to User:-revi and solve the misunderstanding? Regards. —Moinats (talk) 14:32, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

Moinats, I've tweaked the filter, please try again. Sorry that this has happened. --Base (talk) 16:27, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
@Base: it worked, thank you very much. —Moinats (talk) 08:40, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
@Moinats: Can I recommend that you confirm your email address. The filter report identifies that it hasn't been done, and for us that is a good test of good editors.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I did not give my email address because I don't want to link my Wikimedia account to my email address. Should it be proved necessary, I'll give one, but I prefer not to. —Moinats (talk) 08:40, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

billinghurst, how would the email help them? --Base (talk) 00:37, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

It helps on some filters, I won't be more specific in public fora.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:47, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Request protect some pages[edit]

2,3,B,Z,710248,710262,710437,cross-wiki abuse and LTA 坦帕灣光芒 460 sock vandal.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:14, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

A protection for all pages would only lead to the LTA dodging to other pages.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 09:55, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Request for mass message rights[edit]

I am part of the Wiki Loves Folklore international team. I want to send messages to aware people about the campaign Illustrate Wikipedia. Please grant me the rights as soon as possible.--*•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 11:42, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

I am coordinator for this project and Hardarshan is Community outreach officer for this initiative and project and is well experienced doing outreach for the international campaigns on various platforms. Our communications officer is not able to support the current phase of the project due to health issues. Hardarshan getting mass messaging rights can help a lot in much needed regional promotion and awareness of the ongoing project in South Asia Wikipedia langauges. Wikilover90 (talk) 17:00, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
@Benipal hardarshan: can you point out the page your properly crafted global message targets list is stored on? — xaosflux Talk 19:17, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: User:Benipal hardarshan/MassMessage
Hmm, how is Talk:Wikimedians of India technical user group related to the campaign? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:53, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Spam false positive[edit]

I want to edit my Meta-Wiki user page, so that it will look better, replacing its current content:

ראה דף בויקיפדיה העברית: [[]] see my page at the HE Wikipedya at:[[]]

with the following code, which conveys the same message, but has much better look:

[[w:he:משתמש:1אברהם1|see my page at the HE Wikipedia here - ראה דף בויקיפדיה העברית כאן]]

Alas, once I try to publish my changes, I get the following message:

"Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Global "ntsamr"-pattern spambot filter"

What does it mean?

Thanks, 1אברהם1 (talk) 13:16, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Ruslik (talk) 18:07, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
@1אברהם1: Thanks for the contact. Just by proving that you are a human and complaining here, has had you undertake enough actions to circumvent the spambot defence. You should be able to edit away on your user page. Apologies for any inconvenience.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:07, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
As a general comment, you can use {{interwiki redirect}} for a neater and easier message.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:16, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
thank you all! --1אברהם1 (talk) 14:26, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Creating User:ShohagS@global[edit]

I recently tried to create an global page for my account here. I am getting error warning that I need to login to create a user page. But I'm currently logged in and writing to you. What's the problem? Please specify that. Thanks. ShohagS (talk) 06:59, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

It should be just at User:ShohagS. You do not need the @global prefix. RhinosF1 (talk) 07:02, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Why is that? I found it at block log here. Please explain me if I have the right to create or something else. ShohagS (talk) 07:04, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
The @global is used by CentralAuth to indicate an action on a global account. It is not used by GlobalUserPage. I'm not sure if we should allow people to create redirects from @wiki/global pages. RhinosF1 (talk) 07:12, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
This @global suffix is supposed to disappear. I’m not sure it is really useful to allow people create redirections. --Pols12 (talk) 10:21, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Warning: This action has been automatically identified as harmful.[edit]

A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: new user youtube, &c.

I'm a Wikipedia novice who would like to add a writeup for a proposal for Contextual Citation to my User page. I had included a link to a YouTube video earlier that was triggering the filter but I have removed it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Timlangeman (talk)

@Timlangeman: Sure, your editing resembled that of a spambot's that spam youtube urls. I suggest to create the content on a subpage in your user space, typically a sandbox page. Try user:Timlangeman/sandbox.  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:29, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Closure of RFC about RFCs[edit]

Hi! An uninvolved admin (or steward) might want to have a look at Requests_for_comment/Reforming_the_RFC_process#Closing_this_RFC. --MF-W 02:45, 13 August 2020 (UTC)