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Request of page protection

Hi, I just create a beta WikiRadio Chinese page after I knew about WikiRadio earlier today from Wikimedia-I. As it'sused by the tool as a config, thus I'ld like to file a request there to protect this page - other channels make it, so is this one. Thanks, --Spring Roll Conan ( Teahouse | Contributions ) 13:53, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMarcoAurelio 14:04, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Requests for comment/Superprotect rights

As superprotect was removed, this request for comment may be closed.--GZWDer (talk) 17:26, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Closed. —MarcoAurelio 18:02, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Please mark this page for translation

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

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

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)

Deceased user page protection?

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


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)


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 Central Notice Banner

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)

Unblock for me


I blocked 3.5 year ago from Turkish Wikipedia by Mskyrider 1. And I want return to Turkish Wikipedia. And i sent messages and e-mails to any Turkish admins but they are no answering to me. A lot of puppet account slander to me by them 2-3. And they are ignored me.. Can you help me?

--This unsigned article written by: Aguzer 00:17, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

  • There are only 50 minutes between blocks. First block: 1 month. Second block: 6 month and, Third block: Endless. On in 50 minute! and 3.5 years ago.. --This unsigned article written by: Aguzer 02:07, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Unfortunately, we can't help you. Please try to contact a trwiki admin on their meta talk page or opening a request for comments. Matiia (talk) 18:05, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi. Wikimedia Spain is organizing a challenge about the mother languages that is currently in progress. We would like a banner in order to enhance the participation. The campaign parameters are:

  • link:
  • dates: from today (or as soon as possible) to 21st February.
  • logged-in and anonymous users.
  • To be shown in all projects in Spanish. Restricted to users from Spain.
  • text1: Participa hasta el 21 de febrero en el concurso de lenguas maternas
  • text2: Traduce artículos para Wikipedia y gana interesantes premios

I have a design for the banner here. Thanks. Montgomery (talk) 16:49, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 17:14, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for mass message sender

I would like to request "mass message sender". Am an admin on En Wikipedia and do a fair bit of work with WPMEDF. Want to send out a barnstar to the 318 editors across all languages who made more than 250 edits in 2015 to medical content. List is here [1]. We did something similar back in 2014 which I think was well received. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:04, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

I've granted you the userright, with the understanding that you'll be using it for to be used for Wiki Project Med purposes.--Pharos (talk) 15:19, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
Perfect thanks User:Pharos. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:26, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner

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)

Hi Matiia I made a change in the banner I add a second line. Can you change it? Thanks. --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 19:00, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

@Giselle Bordoy WMAR: hmm... solo para confirmar, ya que en el texto de arriba hay dos text2, ahora tienen que haber 3 lineas con una frase, ¿no? Matiia (talk) 19:22, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Ahí lo modifiqué, perdón Matiia. Sí, tiene que haber tres líneas con esas frases. Un abrazo y gracias. --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 19:18, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 00:34, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Translate vandalism

I can't seem to revert this, even after deleting the relevant pages. Please help :( Ajraddatz (talk) 07:29, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't know what happened. I just picked an existing translated item and made a null edit to it (added and removed a punct, then clicked 'Save translation') and it seems to have worked. Defender (talk) 07:44, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! I remember that working at one point, but I couldn't seem to save anything... I need to learn how to use the updated translate interface, I fear. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:52, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for mass message sender

Hi, I was recently appointed the publication manager for The Signpost, and when the bot breaks (as it did my first day on the job!) I need mass message here to send it to the global list. Thanks! Kharkiv07 (T) 13:05, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. Please be careful and let us know when you no longer need it. Matiia (talk) 00:08, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Personal attacks

[2] MariusM asserts that the steward's team and myself are harassment enablers and are confortable with user harassment. Auvjas did so previously [3] (review contribs. for further evidence). Appart from being false statements, they're grossly insulting. Users should provide evidence of that or withdraw those insulting statements and apology, not to me, but to the whole steward team for treating them with such contempt. As I'm standing for confirmation myself, I'd preferred not to do this; but I can't stand that people continue insulting my fellow stewards with such insulting and false statements, specially when we really do deal with a lot of harassment everyday, quietly. —MarcoAurelio 22:23, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

I agree that the tone and implications of those comments are grossly wrong if nothing else. However, this is why the confirmation process is set up the way it is - we as a group can sift through those comments, realize that they are wholly untrue and not supported by any evidence, and ignore them as such. I don't think it's worth giving them the time of day by worrying about their comments. Ajraddatz (talk) 22:31, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I agree with you. But I can't simply sit an see how users insults you all. Being a candidate on an election or confirmation means we're subject to community review and scrutiny, but the usual expectations of civility should apply IMHO. —MarcoAurelio 22:56, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
I understand the frustration here, but Airaddatz is right. They haven't made any actionable comments yet. Stewards can sift through and ignore comments like this, the process is setup this way. Marco is also right to expect proof or an apology here as he feels accused, but that is unlikely to happen and we are likely to have further acrimony. As an uninvolved admin, I'd be keeping an eye on these pages and future comments. Lastly, I'd expect any good admin or steward for that matter, to have a few disgruntled users in their history. ;) It doesn't mean a thing. Regards. Theo10011 (talk) 21:37, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
On second look, this user Auvias left a blanket oppose for almost all the stewards with the same comment [4]. It might have something to do with a ban and an RfC here. I assume the user is in his right to blanket oppose, we don't have policies or a body to intervene and monitor things like this? (maybe something to consider later) Stewards should make note and take this user's history in to account when reviewing. Theo10011 (talk) 21:45, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for Massmessage sender

I need massmessage sender here to send Wikimedia Venezuela's notifications on eswiki and enwiki (also includes other wikis, if the chapter needs it). The duration is aprox six months or one year (maybe extended or not. is a matter of chapter's discretion). Thanks in advance, --White Master (es) 01:58, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Please be careful and let us know when you no longer need it. Matiia (talk) 03:41, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice

Hi all! Please someone create a CentralNotice banner for the Commons:European Science Photo Competition 2015 in Greece, run by the Wikimedia Community User Group Greece with the following data:

from February 21st (19:00 UTC) to February 26th (17:00 UTC), 2016.
logged-in and anonymous users.
projects: all
languages: el, en
geolocated to: GR (Greece)
en text1: Award ceremony for the Greek part
en text2: of the European Science Photo Competition 2015 for Wikipedia
el text1: Τελετή απονομής βραβείων για το Ελληνικό σκέλος
en text2: του Ευρωπαϊκού Διαγωνισμού Επιστημονικής Φωτογραφίας 2015 για τη Wikipedia
left image: File:Logo for e-Science Photo Competition v2 without text.svg
right image: File:Nuvola Greek flag.svg

I note that, start date is tonight. --Geraki TL 17:17, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, next time, please remember to add it to CentralNotice/Calendar. :) Matiia (talk) 23:26, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Matiia, or anybody, the banner links to of each project instead of Please correct it! -Geraki TL 06:39, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

@Geraki: Try now.--Syum90 (talk) 08:22, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Syum90, it is correct now. -Geraki TL 10:42, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for Central Notice Banner

Hi all! I would like someone to please create a CentralNotice banner for an event sponsored by Wikimedia Venezuela for the next two weeks starting tomorrow.

Many thanks in advance, --Oscar_. (talk) · @ 15:59, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

@Oscar .: Todo enlace que sea al exterior de los sitios Wikimedia tiene que llevar un aviso específico por cuestiones de protección de datos. Respecto a la ciudad, te refieres a es:Valencia (Venezuela), ¿no? Saludos :-) —MarcoAurelio 19:10, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 20:36, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Urgent help needed from enwiki admin

Hi! I have a workshop which starts IN TWO HOURS and I need account creator flag. I have already applied in enwiki. Help, please --Ochilov (talk) 11:06, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 11:09, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
DerHexer, thank you very much! You really helped me! --Ochilov (talk) 11:13, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
Why is this done through here, though? Please handle it through the local channels, for instance the admin noticeboard. Savhñ 11:15, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
I had a panic and was nervous :D --Ochilov (talk) 10:08, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for Mass Message sender right

Hi, I would like to request Mass Message sender right to deliver various information of this coming event. Thanks, --TBhagat (talk) 06:04, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Please!! help anyone here. I'll inform you to remove this right as soon as i don't need this. May be before 10 March 2016. Regards, TBhagat (talk) 05:22, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Please be careful. Matiia (talk) 15:50, 29 February 2016 (UTC)