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Report concerning User:Bhupinderkaursangrur[edit]

Bhupinderkaursangrur (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Spambot. ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 10:04, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Doesn't look the typical spambot to me. Maybe lost or going off topic. I'll let others take a look as well. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:09, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Shall we AGF on this, seems not spambot?--Cohaf (talk) 11:24, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Tbh, it reads like copyvio (I can't find it right now, but that's not natural English, but instead professional grade business English, so the odds of copyvio are high.) That being said, they haven't edited in a week, so I'm not sure I see a need for a block myself. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:56, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

lta, now viral, wikimedia privacy violations by administrator, death threats[edit]

will reveal everything but want to be sure my edits will not be vandalized by other administrators who support this administrator who is abusing his powers!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Who/what are you referring to? Vermont (talk) 02:19, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
If you have had threats of harm please follow that link to contact the WMF staff. If you are in imminent danger, contact your local emergency response (e.g. 911, 999). — xaosflux Talk 13:18, 9 August 2019 (UTC)


The aforementioned user has started a harassment campaign against me and user Villalaso, I believe because we are "responsible" for their block on Commons and the Spanish Wikipedia. User Villalaso reported him for sockpuppeeting and harassment on the and he was eventually blocked for two months. For the same activity I reported him on Commons and they blocked him there indefinitely. Historiadormundo, as a retaliation, has gone on to report me on the English Wikipedia administrators notice board, despite me not having activity there (because of a long-time ban) and here, on Meta, they have posted on the Wikimedia Forum some "directed" questions against a supposed self-promotion (of me) and that Villalaso is a minor. Additionally he has gone on to send some harassing messages on both my talk page and Villalaso. I can understand may be a little hurt because he got caught. As I pointed out, I even thought his rants were funny, but their tone is not, and I no longer think they're fun. I think they should be stopped, since this is a cross wiki harassment. I am sorry for not adding any links, since I am on the phone, but you may find everything on his contribs and on Sul. Thanks in advance. --Cuatro Remos (talk) 13:39, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

I'm looking into this. Vermont (talk) 13:37, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
Now they've gone onto repeatedly removing a message I posted on their talk page, they claim they're "lies". --Cuatro Remos (talk) 19:32, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Cuatro Remos: They have every right to remove anything from their talk page that they want to. However, there is definitely a serious civility issue between you and them. I'll ask you try to avoid interacting with them, and ask of them the same. I'll paste a message on their talk page informing them of my request here. I believe their comments on Wikimedia Forum were done in bad faith as they were directed at specific editors in a manner that the Wikimedia Forum should not be used for. If you or Villalaso would like Historiadormundo to refrain from editing your respective talk pages, you can ask Historiadormundo, and if they continue past that they can be blocked for harassment. I hope that helps answer this issue. Also, as you say it is a "harassment campaign", is this happening off-wiki as well? Best regards, Vermont (talk) 20:30, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Hi Vermont. Thanks for your response. No, to my knowledge it hasn't been happening off-wiki, but they've basically been doing this on every wiki I edit or used to, like the English and Spanish Wikipedia. Hopefully they will stop. By the way, since the message I posted on his talk was not actually directed at him, I posted it where it was needed. Once again, thanks. --Cuatro Remos (talk) 21:56, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Acoso Inter Wiki de Cuatro Remos[edit]


Cuatro Remos escribio injurias y calumnias en mi discusión , lo cual he procedido a borralas por el motivo que incurre en lo anterior.

Esto lo ha hechos en otras Wikis

Aquí en Meta
Aquí en Frances
Aquí en Commons

y un largo etc etc etc .................

Por favor espero su ayuda y que Cuatro Remos deje de injuriarme y calumniarme , gracias --Historiadormundo (talk) 20:40, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Ahi esta un sección sobre esto encima. Gracias, Vermont (talk) 20:44, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Requesting AWB access[edit]

I'd like to request AWB access to remove translation tags from pages that were never marked for translation as part of my ongoing processing of the translation backlog. I'm leaving a note that if translation is still desired to just revert me edit, and AWB would be more efficient than manually editing pages one by one. I am familiar with using AWB (I already have access on enwiki). Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:41, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

I am not really sure it is a good idea. We should move towards having pages marked for translation rather than not marked for translation. Do you want to do it for all pages, or only for some pages, like old issues of some newsletters? --Base (talk) 17:45, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
@Base: There is a pretty big backlog, and some of the pages only have one or two tags that appear to be misplaced. I've been making the edits with the summary "removed translation tags - this page was never added to the page translation system. If translation is still desired, please revert" - I have no objection to marking them for translation, but it seems that, if they never were marked for translation, it would be better to reassess now if it is still desired. --DannyS712 (talk) 17:49, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Requesting massmessage rights User:Ananth (CIS-A2K)[edit]

I would like to request for the Mass message right for talk pages and Village pump. I am currently working at CIS-A2K where we support and organise events for the Indic Wikimedia Communities. I will be using this right to post about the Newsletters, Events, Updates and Survey conducted by CIS-A2K. --Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:54, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

@Ananth (CIS-A2K): please provide a link to your properly formatted mailing list and an example message. — xaosflux Talk 13:00, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: You can see an example below, May i know which mailing list you are talking about. This is list, which we will be using frequently. --Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:42, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Train-the-Trainer 2019 Applications

Apologies for writing in English, please consider translating to the project language

Hello, It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) 2019 programme organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2019.

What is TTT? Train the Trainer or TTT is a residential training program. The program attempts to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members. Earlier TTT has been conducted in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Who should join?

  • Any active Wikimedian contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia project (including English) is eligible to apply.
  • An editor must have 600+ edits on Zero-namespace before 31 March 2019.
  • Anyone who has the interest to conduct offline/real-life Wiki events.

Note: anyone who has already participated in an earlier iteration of TTT, cannot apply.

Please learn more about this program and apply to participate or encourage the deserving candidates from your community to do so.