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Meta 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, Identification noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies
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New administrator in hywiki, after 12 days[edit]

moved to Stewards' noticeboard

Vandalism again on User talk:Infinite0694[edit]

The same user is creating several accounts to vandalize the page and do personal attacks. Please block the vandal and semiprotect the page for some days.--Syum90 (talk) 07:03, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Semiprotected by Tegel.--Syum90 (talk) 09:24, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Semiprotected by Marco Aurelio until 29 July 2015 (UTC).--Syum90 (talk) 09:19, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Sysop abuse on the Azerbaijani Wikipedia[edit]

User:sefer azeri' is engaged in vandalism: 1 (Reliable sources wiped out.), 2 (Without any major wiped out the picture., , ) , 3 (Fraud. Map changed. 100 years have reduced the state's history.), 4 (Insult.)... Requires block it for at least a year. But it was never punished for their work. Sortilegus always supported him. He is also engaged in vandalism: 1 (Reliable sources wiped out), 2 (The name of the state, has been removed.), 3 (Reliable sources wiped out)... Wertuose always supported him. He is also engaged in vandalism: 1 (Picture of the article - az:Bakı xan sarayı), is deleted.. 2 (insult; Əxlaqsız ifadələrə görə...) and 3. The 3 users blocked me, without any reason! We do not have arbitration and appellate courts. Therefore, administrators dictator. No one can give me an answer?! To whom should I complain? I wrote about it: Requests for comment/Sysop abuse on the Azerbaijani Wikipedia, but there was no reaction?! The reason I am writing again. Please avoid vandalism. Perhaps now would be the reaction? Thanks in advance. -Idin Mammadof talk 11:59, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

This is about Meta issues. Please seek assistance at SN, Wikimedia Forum or open a RFC. Thank you for your understanding. —MarcoAurelio 18:35, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
MarcoAurelio, before I did what you want: SN, Wikimedia Forum, RFC. Was offered, to continue the discussion here. They are engaged in vandalism, those who oppose them, they will be blocked. Educated users immediately blocked under various pretexts. I ask you to take action. I do not need help. --Idin Mammadof talk 13:58, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Close RFC[edit]

Hi. Would an univolved person be so kind to close this RFC, please? The numbers don't lie but...

After a month of discussion:

  • Bureaucrat removal of the 'sysop' bit: rejected with 42% in support of the idea (8/11/0).
  • Bureaucrat removal of the bureaucrat bit: rejected with 11% in support of the idea (2/15/1).

Once closed I can go to Phabricator and ask the relevant configuration changes to be applied. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 18:34, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Request of massmessage right for OrlodrimBot[edit]


Is it possible to give OrlodrimBot the (global) massmessage right, so that it can announce new issues of the newsletter w:fr:Wikipédia:Regards sur l'actualité de la Wikimedia to subscribers listed on w:fr:Wikipédia:RAW/Inscription that wish to receive it on another wiki?


Orlodrim (talk) 10:29, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Why would we want the bot with the right, rather than the user operating the bot? Granting bot accounts the right seems unusual.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:06, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
It would be one less thing to do for the person publishing this newsletter. The bot has to be involved anyway, because some users want an automatic cleanup of old annoucements, which is not possible with MassMessage. Orlodrim (talk) 14:51, 19 July 2015 (UTC)


moved from SN


Please hide this IP No.[1], Thank, --KhabarNegar 05:03, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Did you know it's a bad idea to make oversight/hiding requests in public? --MF-W 07:43, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Dear User:MF-Warburg, --KhabarNegar 11:12, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
It actually was not that much important for me, actually it was better to be hide, but actually not a big deal!... Yes, You are right & I actually know that(what you mentioned, sir)... so maybe if its possible also hidden this part(this section here), too... I make request public because I do not want to ask anyone directly, and thought asking here would be also faster,... and also plus I do not care that much... anyway thanks,... and you are right & I already know that, Thanks, --KhabarNegar 10:25, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Please protect my user-page[edit]

Moved from Meta:Babel.--Syum90 (talk) 11:01, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

I´m not sure that this is the right place to ask on meta, but could someone please protect my user-talk-page here? I have been hunted on English Wikipedia for years by this vandal: JarlaxleArtemis, and my talk-page there is protected. I got a SUL-account just a couple of months ago, and now he follows me around on commons and here.

Also, thank you User:Infinite0694 , User:Bsadowski1 for the work you have done, but could you please rev-del the offensive edit-summaries,, and user-name? Thanks, Huldra (talk) 11:06, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

@Huldra:: I have semiprotected your talk page and asked the oversight team to further the restrictions on those revisions on your page. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 12:15, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio:: Thanks, I really appreciate that. He has also visited the pages of several other of his en.wp victims, though they are not on meta. Please keep an eye on User:Nableezy, User talk:Nableezy, User:Malik_Shabazz, User talk:Malik Shabazz and User:Nishidani and User_talk:Roscelese........Clean-up is needed in the history of User talk:Nishidani, Cheers, Huldra (talk) 12:33, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome. I have cleaned the history of Nishidani in the old-fashion way (delete/selective restore), and semi'ed for 6 months. Will keep an eye on the rest. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 12:41, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, again. You might keep an eye on User:Zero0000 and User_talk:Zero0000; they have never been made, but it is just a matter of time before he shows up there, too. Oh, and now you can expect abusive user-names made from "MarcoAurelio", sorry, but that is how it is. But you will be in good company! Cheers, Huldra (talk) 12:45, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Sure thing, on the watchlist now. Oh, and about abusive usernames, I already have the "honor" to be targeted by him since 2008. I've took some measures from that to happen or reduce it though; although I believe that the best measure would be to sue him or fill a criminal complaint. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 12:55, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I couldn´t agree more. I´m trying to get them to do something here, I would like to hear your opinion there! Cheers, Huldra (talk) 12:59, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Note of ongoing discussion[edit]

I have opened a discussion asking if Meta should allow fair use files at Meta:Babel#General_discussion_on_allowing_or_rejecting_fair_use_at_Meta. If there's support for the idea, we can move ahead and discuss the draft EDP proposed. —MarcoAurelio 15:18, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to repeal and modify some sections of Meta:Deletion policy[edit]

See Meta:Babel#Proposal_to_repeal_and_modify_some_sections_of_Meta:Deletion_policy. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 15:33, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Indef blocked IPs (except "proxy"ies)[edit]

This came up on IRC and I'm adding this list here so I can take a look at it later and we can investigate whether these are still needed. Glaisher (talk) 18:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

| ipb_address    | ipb_by_text  | ipb_timestamp  | ipb_reason                                                                                  |
|  | Kate         | 20050918060339 | tor                                                                                         |
|    | Guillom      | 20061208162436 | blocked on en                                                                               |
|  | Nakon        | 20061223030640 | OPEN PROXY                                                                                  |
| | WizardOfOz   | 20100324175345 | Intimidating behaviour/harassment                                                           |
|  | Dferg        | 20100409192627 | Vandalism                                                                                   |
|    | Dferg        | 20101015103706 |                                                                                             |
|  | Dferg        | 20101228084952 | cross-wiki abuse                                                                            |
|   | Ruy Pugliesi | 20111008170132 | Intimidating behaviour/harassment                                                           |
| <s></s>   | Billinghurst | 20121124225641 | matching global block after continued abuse                                                 |
| <s></s> | Abuse filter | 20140402222814 | Automatically blocked by abuse filter.
Description of matched rule: Specific user page spam |
I went through the list and modified/removed where necessary as of now. --Glaisher (talk) 05:41, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Just a note but ENWP has a lot more indefinitely blocked IP's that are not proxies besides these. Some are valid and some are not, but this list is not nearly all inclusive. Its also worth noting that some IP's are blocked through edit filters, so although its not technically a block it functionally acts the same. Reguyla (talk) 14:36, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't understand why you are making mention of English Wikipedia's blocks here; English Wikipedia is much larger than this wiki so obviously they would've more blocks than us. Also blocks by abusefilter are different from it's disallowing function but these blocks also works the same as a normal block. The indefinite block which you are seeing on this list is there because of the default configuration for IP blocks by the abusefilter. We got that changed around December last year so indefinite blocks wouldn't be applied for IPs anymore. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 12:37, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
I believe that IP blocks should only be for a finite period. I thought that I had amended all of mine, though clearly I had missed one ... fixed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by billinghurst (talk) 13:18, 23 July 2015

Blocked on Commons as globally banned when I'm not[edit]

Moved to Wikimedia Forum. Matiia (talk) 15:27, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Request for massmessage right[edit]

I'd like to request the massmessage right to send out messages to the Distribution_list/Global_message_delivery, notifying Pumps of changes (e.g. this) that may affect them. --McZusatz (talk) 08:36, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Am I understanding this correctly that you want this right just to send one message? If so, wouldn't it be better if you made a request including the details of the message instead of asking for the right? Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 12:38, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Whatever is your preference: User:McZusatz/PNG. --McZusatz (talk) 17:01, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done — regards, Revi 05:05, 24 July 2015 (UTC)