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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. See also: Stewards' noticeboard, Access to nonpublic information policy noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies
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(as of 19 September 2017)
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  • RFC about contents of userpages (2017-03-30).
  • RFC on the update of Meta:Deletion policy (2016-07-27).
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Spamming of bot accounts[edit]

Hi, In Hindi Wikipedia (don't know about others) from past 2 days there is a constant account creation of spam accounts. There is a pattern that all are some kind of en:Vashikaran Baba. All make edits by giving phone numbers. Some accounts are created with phone numbers in names. We blocked dozens of them. But they keep coming. We blocked ips from account creation but still new accounts are created. I think there is some kind of thing going on which we don't understand and like to hear from stewards what should be done.--Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 10:06, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

I globally blocked an IP where came 4 spam accounts, and locked a few accounts. Stryn (talk) 13:40, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. But account and page creation is still going on. If you can do anything else to stop this, that would be very helpful.--Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 12:21, 19 September 2017 (UTC)