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Report concerning[edit] (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: Block please! IP ANON. is vandalizing user talk pages, making intimidation! 14:51, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Ajraddatz locally blocked IP for one week. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:41, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Block long-term abuser[edit]

Can we block New York IP[ which is continuing a long-term pattern of abuse? The /23 was blocked on English Wikipedia because of this person. Binksternet (talk) 14:51, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Ajraddatz locally blocked IP for one week, and User:Tegel globally blocked /24 range (anonymous only) for two weeks. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:40, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Change block settings for IP adress[edit]

I am currently hard-blocked on commons and Elcobbola has abused the unblock system by not giving a chance for me to appeal my block. Also elcobbola has also abused the deletion process here by not giving other people, more specifically anonymous editors a chance to contest a deletion. I request that action must be taken over this-- 18:42, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Admins on Meta don't have any admin rights on any other wiki, only here. So there is not much we can help you with. -- Tegel (Talk) 18:46, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Help:Redirect/Broken redirect oddity[edit]

(moved from Meta:Babel)
The page Help:Redirect/Broken redirect is an intentional broken redirect to Help:Redirect/foo. But the redirect is listed neither in Special:WhatLinksHere/Help:Redirect/foo nor in Category:English documentation. We would expect the redirect to be listed in those two places. Also, it is protected, so I cannot null edit it. How can the problem be fixed? GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 21:21, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @GeoffreyT2000: try now is that what you were looking for? — xaosflux Talk 19:51, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Meta:Requests for adminship#Requests for translation adminship[edit]

This request has been open since the middle of August. @MF-Warburg: as the only 'crat who hasn't participated in this discussion can you review it for closure please? — xaosflux Talk 01:39, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

There's still an open question there. But since that is already unanswered for a month, I suppose it can as well be closed. --MF-W 09:03, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Install PlantUML extension[edit]

Hello everybody,

For Wikitrace I would like to be able to create UML diagrams directly on the wiki. The PlantUML extension make a prefect match for that. Please let me know if

  • there is any issue regarding such an install, and in that case if I can help solve this
  • or if it can be installed without any problem, and in that case when can it be expected to be installed.

--Psychoslave (talk) 06:36, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

The sysops and bureaucrats on this page cannot help you with installation of an extension. You'd need to follow the process described at mw:Review queue. Anomie (talk) 12:19, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you @Anomie: for this feedback. --Psychoslave (talk) 13:52, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Rollback rights[edit]

Requesting rollback rights on meta to revert vandalism on pages related to Wikipedia Asian Month 2018 and more. Thanking you. --Tiven2240 (talk) 07:05, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done OK. — xaosflux Talk 12:05, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@Tiven2240: note on meta this is bundled in 'patroller'. — xaosflux Talk 12:07, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Noted Thankyou. --Tiven2240 (talk) 12:21, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Guido den Broeder[edit]

Despite the warning to stop personal attacks (acknowledged by the subsequent removal), they are continuing with personal attacks. I believe I am not impartial with the case. Thanks! — regards, Revi 13:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

I agree that some form of block is in order. It's important to note that they are currently indefinitely blocked on three other wikis, including enwiki, and have been banned from many IRC channels. While I believe many people have something to contribute, I believe there's been enough rope given to him at this point. Nihlus 13:11, 11 November 2018 (UTC) There are three discussions on the forum page that he started regarding his IRC ban. It is important that you read all of them for context. Nihlus 14:32, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Support indef here and a global lock. clearly not here to contribute positively to the encyclopedia.--Cohaf (talk) 13:18, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
For undoing blanking and removing libel? Guido den Broeder (talk) 13:32, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Blocks are not always what they seem.
Regarding nl:wikipedia: A decade ago, an administrator demanded real-life personal favors in exchange for my right to edit. I refused.
Regarding nl:wikimedia: I have no edits there. Revenge-block of a decade ago because I started Wikisage.
Regarding en:wikipedia: No block reason was provided. Some editors disliked that I was editing an article about a young supermodel. The edits still stand to this day.
IRC: I asked an informative question.

Guido den Broeder (talk) 13:43, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Meanwhile, I have made thousands of constructive edits to hundreds of topics, virtually all still surviving unchanged after many years. But I am the founder of Wikisage, so I must be the enemy. Guido den Broeder (talk) 13:53, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
I concur with Cohaf. The editor in question has provided more controversy and conflict than constructive contributions. Vermont (talk) 13:55, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
The controversy relates to me as a person, not to my editing. As you can see on nl:Wikipedia people are still talking about me every day despite my ten-year leave. Guido den Broeder (talk) 14:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Is their discussion pertaining to you positive or negative? Vermont (talk) 14:02, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Good question, thanks for that. There are two groups. Some editors complain that people are leaving nl:Wikipedia for nl:Wikisage, want to make it impossible for either encyclopedia to copy articles, punish users that do, etcetera, while all the time calling me an evil person in colorful terms. I get hatemail from them every day as well, and the occasional death threat by phone. Other, better informed users defend me. So far they have won, but their numbers are declining as more and more leave nl:Wikipedia behind. Guido den Broeder (talk) 14:13, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
do you have concrete evidence to support your claims?--Cohaf (talk) 14:15, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Of course. I can send you some recent e-mails if you like. Users from nl:Wikipedia also mass-vandalized nl:Wikisage in its early days, filling every page with filth, and hacked into our database, mail and IRC. Guido den Broeder (talk) 14:22, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
if yes, trust and safety should be the route. --Cohaf (talk) 14:25, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Also note the history of their other account: en:w:User:Roadcreature. Nihlus 14:09, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
That's my original account renamed, exercising my right to vanish. You will find most of my contributions to the en:encyclopedia there. Guido den Broeder (talk) 14:18, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Note that both Revi and Nihlus, who are acting as a tandem here, are on the opposite side of this little conflict. They support The Banner and Nemo in their attempts to remove me from the Public Speakers list - because, according to the comment that The Banner kept adding to my entry, my goal with Wikisage must be to undermine Wikipedia. If in my response I came across as a little harsh, then I apologize, but I think you can understand why that was. Cheers, Guido den Broeder (talk) 14:51, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Enough is enough. While I seeked impartial admin to handle it, at this stage I believe block should be done. Indef'ed given their xwiki behaviors and past blocks. — regards, Revi 15:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

As a note, I fully support this block. Vermont (talk) 15:26, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
endorse too.--Cohaf (talk) 16:51, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes. And someone could write up the paperwork for a global ban too, I believe. --Rschen7754 17:45, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Maybe, but I don't have time for that right now, so if someone else wanna do it, sure. — regards, Revi 07:16, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Had a read through the recent history and support an indefinite block, especially with the RETIRED banner in place in their user space. They are bringing no evident value to this wiki, and looking through their xwiki edits at GUC it is a long time since he has edited with value to the scope of the Wikimedia wikis. The claims of personal attack are hard to credit with his approach and words. I think that the attempts to add themself to Public speakers was interesting and always bound to fail, to continue that argument and take it to multiple user talk pages was plainly argumentative and self-centred; and the non-inclusion warranted in light of the multiple blocks. I consider the matter dealt with appropriately and unworthy of further review.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:46, 13 November 2018 (UTC)


I would like to request Patroller rights on Meta wiki to patrol unpatrolled edits, pages and files. It will also give additional rollback access which is a powerful anti-vandalism tools to revert vandalism edits. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 19:17, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure why your rollback permission is revoked at enwiki, care to explain?--Cohaf (talk) 19:41, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
@Cohaf: Please look here for full discussion. There was a edit founded by Administrator which is not clear cases of vandalism and it was around six months ago. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 20:21, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
I see, will leave to the sysops to decide but why not also reapply the rights at enwiki?--Cohaf (talk) 20:29, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
I have planned to more active and reapply till the end of this month. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 20:36, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
@ZI Jony: I hesitate, as you haven't been active on Meta for weeks, and then out of a blue you request rights... Trijnsteltalk 20:53, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
@Trijnstel: I was busy in my personal life so that's why couldn't give time to all project where I'm contributing regular basis. Hope you will assign the rights and trust me you will be not wrong. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 12:54, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
@ZI Jony: I prefer that your first become active in countervandalism, and then request rights. Not the other way around. So X mark.svg Not done. Trijnsteltalk 20:03, 12 November 2018 (UTC)


can someone block this VOA. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 20:47, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

  • repeated removal of content and mass creation of blank pages, a massdelete will be appreciated.--Cohaf (talk) 20:48, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Account now locked by steward. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 20:50, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Yep, by me. Trijnsteltalk 20:52, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
thanks for the speedy response.--Cohaf (talk) 20:57, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Block requested[edit]

Repeated nonsense added to talk pages. Nihlus 08:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

@Nihlus: Yes check.svg Blocked and pages deleted. Thanks for reporting.--Syum90 (talk) 09:53, 15 November 2018 (UTC)