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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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Please find answered requests in the archives (this month).

Deceased user page protection?[edit]

Hello, I've just found (yes, sadly) that user Rosier is deceased since 2013, as stated in her French wikipedia user page. Is there a policy to protect deceased user pages? A tradition to add a notice with candles banner like in the French WP? Thanks in advance. --Jfblanc (talk) 14:01, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

@Jfblanc: I have added a template to his page and fully protected it. While there's no policy, I have done this for some users deceased in the last years. I'm sorry to learn the deceasement of the user. —MarcoAurelio 14:49, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. --Jfblanc (talk) 05:41, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

CentralNotice on french Wikipedia[edit]


Can you, please, enable this campaign (direct link) again, from Monday the 8th to Wednesday the 17th of February?

There are two little things to change on the banner itself: the text and the color. The new banner is here.

This the last campaign before the launch of the WikiMOOC (the 22th of February).

Thank you very much (cc @Matiia:), Jules78120 (talk) 14:31, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Done (preview). If something else should be modified, please let me know. Matiia (talk) 17:01, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
It's perfect, thanks! Jules78120 (talk) 17:24, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
@Matiia: hi, is it possible to add a link to the enrollment page on the picture (the logo), pls? People click on it and then don't find where to enroll. Thank you, Jules78120 (talk) 17:08, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
@Jules78120: done, I'm sorry for the delay. Is it okay? Matiia (talk) 03:49, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
@Matiia: nice, thank you and no problem for the delay. Have a nice day, Jules78120 (talk) 07:50, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Please mark this page for translation[edit]

Hi, I'm translating this page to Chinese(zh),but the page now contains changes which are not marked for translation. Please mark this page for translation, thanks!--Bowleerin (talk) 08:35, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 15:50, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for page protection[edit]

Hi, I suggest semi-protecting Template:User info, primarily because the template is used on ~500 (inherently global) userpages, and has fewer than 30 watchers. It has only been test-edited once (November 2015) which was reverted within the same minute, but this seems like a high-use template to leave unprotected. Thanks. Quiddity (talk) 23:31, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Done, thanks :) —MarcoAurelio 23:51, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

RfA closure[edit]

Hi. Meta:Requests for adminship/EpochFail needs closing. I voted so I recuse. Regards. —MarcoAurelio 19:16, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Had that on my list yesterday, but simply forgot to do this. I just closed it. Thanks for the reminder. -Barras talk 22:52, 6 February 2016 (UTC)


Could someone lock the main page since it has been constantly vandalised for ages?-- 15:30, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I've semi-protected the main page. Please, next time make your request at SRM for non Meta-Wiki related issues.--Syum90 (talk) 15:34, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


Hi, please grant the above user local IPBE (I can do it myself but I'd like my fellow sysops to act). They use shared IP to edit sometimes, have already exempted globally but the range is blocked here too. This user is trusted and I can vouch for them that they never misuse it. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 09:26, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Syum90 (talk) 09:33, 9 February 2016 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Resolved.

Please, block this user. Oleg3280 (talk) 12:47, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Done by Herbythyme (talk · contribs). Regards. —MarcoAurelio 14:44, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner[edit]

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the planned by Wikimedia Argentina, from 21th february to 21th march.

We want to try this campaign:

Thanks! --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 20:45, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 21:04, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for Central Notice Banner[edit]

Hi folks! I'd like someone to please create a CentralNotice banner for an Wikimedia Venezuela event scheduled for next month.


  • link:
  • from February 15th to March 9th, 2016.
  • logged-in and anonymous users.
  • projects: all
  • languages: es, en
  • geolocated to: VE (Venezuela)
  • text1: Wikimedia Venezuela te invita este 10 de marzo al Editatón Mujeres Científicas de Venezuela
  • text2: En donde podrás aprender a editar en Wikipedia y ayudar a visibilizar el rol de la mujer científica en el país. ¡Acompáñanos!
  • left image: File:Wikimedia Venezuela logo.svg
  • right image: L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science.jpg

Many thanks in advance, --Oscar_. (talk) · @ 16:47, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 17:23, 13 February 2016 (UTC)