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a page to delete

The Wikipedia information team ( told me I had to be here to inform you about my request, for which I specially made this account. My question was to delete this page as it cites the name "Johan Borremans". Could you please delete this page or at least make it invisible in search results of web browsers?

Kind regards,


Page has been blanked and a NOINDEX tag added to the page. —MarcoAurelio 17:26, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio 17:26, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Request from pt.wikt


I'm not sure here is the place to ask this. Let me know if I should go somewhere else.

I'm an admin at pt.wikt and a new user is having a problem creating an account. He says the CAPTCHA is not allowing him through. I've read here that "a handful of our larger wikis solve this via a volunteer-run account request system" but we don't have that in pt.wikt as far as I know. Is there any way for me to help this new user get through? Thanks.

ValJor (talk) 15:15, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

You can crate a account for him using --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:18, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Matiia (talk) 02:27, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Report concerning Bantusaurusrex

Yes check.svg Done by Tegel. — Defender (talk) 14:21, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Matiia (talk) 02:27, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Czech Wikiconference banner

Hi, can somebody add a close button to the Czech Wikiconference CentralNotice banner? Thanks in advance! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:59, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio 13:20, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio 13:20, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Mass message sender@newiki

Hello everyone. I am active user of nepali wikipedia. Mass messsage senders(expect admins) are very few there so, I would like to get mass message sender right there(mostly for newiki). As it is useful in different ocassions like Wiki asian month, wiki loves monuments, wiki edit a thon etc. to notify users. Regards and good hopeSeniorStar (talk) 00:48, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

@SeniorStar: You meant to say that you want mass message sender right @newiki. — TBhagat (talk) 08:20, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
That right does not exist locally on your project, cf. related special page. -Barras talk 08:53, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
@Barras and Tulsi Bhagat: I mean to say that I want to get this right for sending mass messages(notices) @newiki. Thanks and good hope.SeniorStar (talk) 11:38, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
You can't get something that doesn't exist. --MF-W 13:15, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: This right is for sending mass messages to the users in special ocassions. So this right is available. You can see MassMessage and MassMessage senders for getting more info about this right. And Special:MassMessage is used for sending mass message to other users.Thanks and I hope you got it.--SeniorStar Talk 14:56, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Please look at ne:Special:Listgrouprights and see which groups there have this right. Hint: Only administrators do. --MF-W 16:29, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Please try to understand I am asking MassMessage senders right here so I can notify users mostly @newiki. But I will utilize this right in special ocassions in other wikis too if you guys want. Regards and hope you will grant me the permission. SeniorStar Talk 00:51, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
They won't give you the right on Meta if you only have a use for it on one wiki. Your only options are to 1) run for adminship on ne.wikipedia or 2) get a consensus to create a separate group on for sending MassMessages. --Rschen7754 01:13, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

I will use this right in other wikis like maithili wiki, hindi wiki & hindi fiji wiki too as I know those languages. Mass message is very useful @maiwiki too due to less admins there. So please think about it. Regards SeniorStar Talk 01:46, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. Hi. If a MassMessage needs to be sent to one of those wikis, please contact a local admin. If a MassMessage needs to be sent to several wikis, please make a request here and we'll do it, if appropriate. We won't add this user right unless it's really needed. Matiia (talk) 19:27, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
@Matiia: Ya I am trying to request mass message but where should I request. There is no particular place to request this right. Help me---SeniorStar Talk 01:07, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Please read my comment again. Matiia (talk) 01:09, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Steinsplitter (talk) 15:49, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Request for Mass Message Sender right

Greetings I am editor from Nepali Wikipedia but I also edit Fiji Hindi Wikipedia. Similarly I regulary check meta wiki's recent changes and partially active here & in maithili wiki too. So I would sincerely like to request Mass message sender right. I wanna utilize this right in ocassions like wiki edit a thon, asian month,wiki loves monuments etc. In wikis where admins are very less or inactive. Regards and Hope for your support--SeniorStar Talk 06:16, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

You just had your request denied above. Now you're asking again!? --Rschen7754 06:21, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
@Rschen7754: Above request was declined because I had requested mass message sender right @newiki. But there is no such user right. So this time I am requesting mass messgae here for multiple wikis. Regards and hope from you--SeniorStar Talk 06:57, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
As I said above, which you clearly didn't read: "They won't give you the right on Meta if you only have a use for it on one wiki. Your only options are to 1) run for adminship on ne.wikipedia or 2) get a consensus to create a separate group on for sending MassMessages." --Rschen7754 07:04, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
@Rschen7754: But I said above I want to use this right in multiple wikis(where needed). Regards---SeniorStar Talk 11:27, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done see Matiia's not done above, apart from that your comments here are confirming that you are not ready to get this permission. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:48, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Steinsplitter (talk) 15:48, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Harassment site on Serbo-Croat Wikipedia and request for removal of the site "Janevistan"

I would like to report and request the removal of the offensive site ”Janevistan” on the Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia [1][2], site with abuses, offences, and mockery about Macedonians and the state of Macedonia. This "humorous article” in Wikipedia space on the Serbo-Croat Wikipedia, which unless I've missed some incredibly subtle humour (unlikely, knowing the relationship between the countries) is basically an insulting screed against Macedonia and Macedonians. Apparently the country only exists "because of a conspiracy between the United Nations in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation", the inhabitants are mostly overweight, and their most famous athlete is a dog. The article is unsurprisingly regularly vandalised, but is restored and protected by Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia administrators. Someone with the appropriate permissions needs to get this gone.Risto Nikovski (talk) 01:17, 22 November 2016 (UTC)see: Risto Nikovski (talk) 01:23, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Find Translated text and Text update in many articles

Moin Moin, I have two questions for technical feasibility. In the past and for now I will tranlate artikles to german.

  1. In the suggestion list for already tranlated, equal text are texts that are wrong. How could you find where these are installed?
  2. With regard to question one. Is it possible to update many artikles automatically? If I find a text, that is wrong, I will update all artikles this text is installed in.

Thank you for telling me a way. Regards --Crazy1880 (talk) 12:57, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Magst du das vielleicht ins Deutsche übersetzen? So versteh ich es nämlich nicht. --MF-W 16:54, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
Moin Moin MF-W, hätte ich gewusst, hätte ich gleich deutsch genommen. Okai, also ich habe mich beim Übersetzen versucht und bin schnell darauf gestoßen, dass die selben Texte in unterschiedlichen Versionen vorliegen, obwohl ein Standardtext ja besser wäre. So, nun stelle ich mich aber mit der Suche augenscheinlich etwas an, ich würde die 20 unterschiedlichen Versionen gerne finden und zu einem Text machen. (Soviel zu Nummer 1) Nummer 2 baut darauf auf. Nehmen wir an, ich hätte jetzt einen Text, der in 100 Artikeln eingesetzt ist, wo aber ein Fehler drinnen ist, wie kann man diesen am Schnellsten beheben, natürlich mit möglichst wenig Aufwand. mfg --Crazy1880 (talk) 16:39, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Ein Tool dafür haben wir bisher nicht. Man könnte vielleicht sowas wie translatewiki:Template:Identical einrichten. Ansonsten müsste man die identischen Texte eben in Vorlagen stecken, die dann mehrfach eingebunden werden. --MF-W 13:14, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Okai, vielen Dank für die Antwort --Crazy1880 (talk) 19:34, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Semiprotection please

Can somebody please semiprotect my user talk, User talk:Future Perfect at Sunrise, long-term? Vandalism from crosswiki banned user Wikinger has become too frequent, and there's never been any legitimate IP traffic there. Fut.Perf. 21:59, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, please let us know when you want it removed. Best regards, Defender (talk) 22:22, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio 18:30, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Mark for translation

Please mark CopyPatrol for translation. I don't know what is the best place to ask this. Thank you. --Framawiki (talk) 13:02, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

This is a good place :-) I'll wait for Kaganer to do a syntax review of the page. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 14:05, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Marked the page. But i think i should wait for @Kaganer: to review tags of the page. Sorry, I apologies. Please review, and correct if i'm mistaken. Kind RegardsTBhagat (talk) 16:54, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Why have you marked it for translation? Which part of "wait for Kaganer" is not clear? The wiki won't break of course, but it's easier to fix things before marking pages for translation than after. You should read before rushing to use the buttons. —MarcoAurelio 17:02, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done again ;) Dear TBhagat, very thanks for fast helping, but there were a few works that should have been done before. See diff and diff. Perhaps in the future, you still should not be so hasty. --Kaganer (talk) 21:27, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you ! --Framawiki (talk) 20:05, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — TBhagat (talk) 14:21, 9 December 2016 (UTC)