Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat/Archives/2007-03

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Block User:UserAdmin, the reason is the username ...

-- MichaelFrey 14:44, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Done. Thank you. --.anaconda 15:25, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Spam blacklist

  • Help! -- Betacommand has been using offensive language towards the other people in the (admittedly heated) discussion at Talk:Spam blacklist), which I feel has been poisoning that exchange. Example diffs here and here I have contributed to Wikipedia for over four years, & never have I been subject to such abuse from an Admin in that time! (For some reason, he obtained the Admin bit on en.wikipedia.) I warned him once about this, but from his attitude it is clear that he does not respect me or the other people who disagree with him. Could an Admin (1) get him to watch his language & apologize for giving offense; or (2) convince him to bow out of the conversation; or, if approrpriate (3) block him from meta until we can work this problem out? -- Llywrch 17:32, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Please note that I was using strong language, and that wikimedia is not censored thus get him to watch his language is moot. blocking me on meta would be a method for bypassing a discussion an censoring discussion. Betacommand
Betacommand,please be quite and use better words --dario vet (talk) 17:46, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Betacommand, as well as everyone involved in that discussion, please try and confine your language and maintain a more civil discourse. Yes, I know that nothing is censored here - although I note that you're referring to an English Wikipedia policy, not an explicit Meta policy - but that is no excuse to use rough language. I understand that things may be heated and that you are passionate about this, but using obscenities and vulgarities will not help the situation. Please stop. Thank you. Flcelloguy (A note?) 23:57, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
I second Flcelloguy, that debate is quite heated, but when the debates get hot, cool heads stand out the most. What will it take to steer that discussion towards a consensus? xaosflux Talk 02:32, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
The discussion is slowing down, & unless customs on meta are markedly different from en.wikipedia, this discussion will end after seven or ten days when an Admin closes it, & makes a decision. I can only hope that the Admin who takes on this difficult task considers the various arguments presented & makes a decision based on their persuasiveness. I'd suggest that it may prevent this debate from re-igniting -- & maybe help form a consensus -- if that Admin provides an explanation for her/his decision. -- Llywrch 17:39, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

I have been an admin here from 2005 and as far as I know there is no such rule you described on the above. I have never thought it is within our scope to close a debate on talk page and if I recall correctly there is no such written policy nor oral tradition. I haven't heard such global rule, and supposedly it is a local rule on English Wikipedia, even if exists so. As an individual volunteer, I wouldn't like to be involved into your dispute as far as you ask an admin help. However you could invite experienced users on meta and ask a help for them. I think your case is not the case we treat here and prefer to go to Meta:Babel. --Aphaia 18:04, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

I apologize for not knowing the customs here; this is the first time I've been involved in a disagreement this violent on meta, & assumed that this wiki followed rules similar to en.wikipedia. That is why I posted for help here, to at least force Betacommand to moderate his language. (He has done so, & I thank all of you for your help with that.) I'll take my questions then to the Babel page. -- Llywrch 23:03, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Cross-wiki vandal (possible bot?)

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--A. B. (talk) 22:17, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

User blocked for one week by .anaconda. Nishkid64 23:53, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
on meta, there has been no action as of yet on Deutsch Wikipedia. Cbrown1023 talk 00:11, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
I've blocked him on half a dozen small wikis in the past days. drini [es:] [commons:] 00:51, 26 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I am an admin on the - see oldwikisource:User:-jkb- - and there is a request to transwiki some pages from the italian wikisource to the multilingual one, but to do that I need the access to the it.source. Can pls somebody arrange this? Thx, -jkb- 13:31, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

As far as I understand, you only need the sysop access on the destination wiki (multilingual) and to have a dev activate import feature on two wikis (on itwikisource to the multilingual, on the multilingual from itwikisource). BirgitteSB may know it closely. Good luck. --Aphaia 14:33, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Not quite like that... I have a sysop access on the multilingual wikisource, but as far as I know, I do not have to be a sysop on the source domain; but the domain where I am working on (multilingual) must be allowed to import from the source domain (it.source...) This must be allowed by somebody. So, BrigitteSB has a sysop access on it.source (nice for her :-)), but she cannot do it, as she is no admin on the multiligual one (I am). Well, the problem is not to make new sysops here and there, but to allow the transwiki access from there to here. Well, aproximatelly in this way :-)... -jkb- 14:42, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

We can't do it. As Aphaia said, you should ask a developer to enable import from the Italian Wikisource; open a bug at --.anaconda 15:55, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

I see. My idea was that it is a question of a request somewhere here. OK, so I will follow your advice, maybe, it will be fullfilled as a easter egg surprize 2009 :-)... But, thx a lot, -jkb- 15:59, 28 March 2007 (UTC)


See Special:Contributions/KCUF. Thunderhead 15:25, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Blocked. Thank you. --.anaconda 15:28, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! Thunderhead 15:29, 30 March 2007 (UTC)