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Block User:Dumbaustin2010

Please block User:Dumbaustin2010 as a VOA. User continually moves userpage to other namespaces, would not stop after warning. Also blocked at as a VOA. hiàn 22:22, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Cross-wiki abuse, needed to be global lock as well. SA 13 Bro (talk) 22:35, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Blocked indef. — xaosflux Talk 23:08, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Filed a lock request at SRG. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 23:15, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Locked. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:42, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) The IP editor it look like a LTA from Simple English Wikipedia. SA 13 Bro (talk) 01:00, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Resolved, thanks to Green Giant. SA 13 Bro (talk) 02:06, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
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Autopatrolled permission on Meta-Wiki

Can I become autopatrolled in Meta-Wiki? Do I meet the requirements? Marshmallych ?! 13:54, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, granted. We do not have any strict requirements, admins rely on their judgement in this, usually it goes around users having good experience in other wiki, and you have an editor flag on ruwiki, and an amount of activity on Meta making sense for the flag :) --Base (talk) 14:31, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
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Appears to be a sock of User:Cruizir, please block. Thank you. Alex Shih (talk) 19:32, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Locked, and got a couple of other accounts on the range too. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:36, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
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Request confirm User:Hclear-bot

This user is an account I created specifically for the bot. My bot uses oauth verification, however, this account has not been confirmed so that it cannot request a OAuth consumer. I know this will be automatically confirmed after a few days, but I am in a hurry. Please confirm it. --星耀晨曦 (talk) 02:02, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

redundant request presumably  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:41, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
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Persistent vandalism by

Please block here for persistently vandalizing pages. The IP actually got blocked at enwiki too for vandalism today. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 00:43, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for reporting. Defender (talk) 01:52, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) Persistence vandalism while warning is given. SA 13 Bro (talk) 11:53, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Blocked, thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:26, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
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Wikimedia / abuse


In the last couple of months there has been a recurring pattern of abuse of multiple accounts on, Meta, and other sites. The latest examples are User:Not abusing multiple accounts2 and User:Amire90 Stop (the latter spoofs my own username), as well as the IP address (talkcontribsinfoWHOIS).

A very similar case was reported here.

I'm an admin here myself, but not blocking because of COI, even though the abuse and the vandalism are pretty blatant.

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 07:22, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

I believe COI exceptions apply to blatant vandalism and/or abusive usernames. Usernames are locked, it seems. — regards, Revi 07:39, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
@Amire80: Recommend that we have something username related in title blacklist  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:15, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Feel free to do it—you appear to be much more experienced with that :)
Although it does make me wonder whether it wouldn't be better to do it with AntiSpoof. At least by definition it appears to be closer to being the right tool for this job. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:36, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Antispoof is simply an extension leveraged by other extensions like title blacklist and abuse filters. Yes check.svg Done special:diff/17928723  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:40, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
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My edit was blocked as spam?

I tried to leave a description here of an edit I made, but this edit was blocked as spam. The same thing happened at my talk page here. I have email enabled at; please reach me that way. NotARabbit (talk) 17:51, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

@NotARabbit: please try again now, you should be able to make the edit now. — xaosflux Talk 17:54, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
Whatever you did worked! Thank you. NotARabbit (talk) 18:09, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
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Special:Contributions/Викигид_х_у_й_ня. Oleg3280 (talk) 14:23, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Why delete description edit my and other users, who cancelled vandalism, but not Special:Contributions/Викигид_х_у_й_ня? Oleg3280 (talk) 14:52, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

For example, [1]. Oleg3280 (talk) 14:56, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

I was informed that username was offensive so I’m removing reference to that username. Nobody has told me that anything else is offensive. — regards, Revi 14:58, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
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Hide edit summary

Please, hide edit summary of this version (Special:Diff/17938798) because it's obscene. Marshmallych ?! 08:33, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

I've purged the page instead and removed all the crap from there. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:56, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
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Block Andrew Veniza

Only trolling and false statements. Please, block. Marshmallych ?! 14:23, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm nit writing false and i'm not trolling.--Andrew Veniza (talk) 14:24, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
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Vandalism, ip is globally blocked. Oleg3280 (talk) 14:48, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst --Alaa :)..! 15:13, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
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Rollback flag for Marshmallych

Please, grant me rollback flag. Marshmallych ?! 17:35, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Note that this guy is frequently targeted by a LTA vandal. He must have rollback if only for self-defence. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:24, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
On Meta that is called Patrollers flag, you may wish to request your talk page protection instead. SA 13 Bro (talk) 18:41, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
Protection for the user talk? @SA 13 Bro: gave a severely ill-considered advice. What to do if the vandal attacks the User: page instead? Note that in an earlier thread Billinghurst refused to protect either user: or user_talk: pages, motivating the former by an upcoming abuse filter – although Meta sysops do not demonstrate ability to produce this thing. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:24, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Yes, I am actually also thinking of that. I noticed that other user was also request the Patrollers right at here in previously, but Stryn has said that he would like to see the user on Meta in activity for a bit longer time. SA 13 Bro (talk) 20:58, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: I believe that you misrepresent my position. I declined to do a batch request of these, that is not refusing to do any, and I gave commentary. I suggested I preferred an abuse filter, and put it to the community to discuss, which no one did. I have subsequently have the filter in place, though in testing for consequences prior to consequential actions.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:05, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 20:44, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
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Please, block to prevent vandalism. Marshmallych ?! 08:36, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
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Request for full protection User:Lankiveil.

This Wikimedian has been is deceased. SA 13 Bro (talk) 18:14, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Condolence and rest in peace. :( SA 13 Bro (talk) 18:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
I considered protecting it, but looking over usage of {{Deceased}} was that userpages are typically not protected so I left it as is. — regards, Revi 18:24, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Protected and locked as precation for compromise. — regards, Revi 18:52, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
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Block for

An open proxy. Hard block on Meta for several months, please, as the current block going to expire in few hours. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:10, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done extended as is open proxy, already globally blocked as open proxy. — xaosflux Talk 00:13, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning ‎

‎ (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) LTA vandal. SA 13 Bro (talk) 08:33, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

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Please protect from non-autoconfirmed GLAMWiki Conference 2018 page. Thank you. Michal Lester לסטר (talk) 19:45, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 02:49, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Xaosflux. Michal לסטר (talk) 06:48, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
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Abuse filter

I am not sure about the situation is what, but the IP from India appealing the unlock request at Talk:Steward requests/Global is User:Virajmishra, not a LTA trolls. SA 13 Bro (talk) 07:46, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

I believe some time ago we had two trolls reporting each other to be blocked on different pages. Cause of the amount of times that happened an abuse filter was made to prevent it. It seems to me that this abusefilter hit might be a false positive, even though I can't see the specific details about why the filter tripped. --Wiki13 talk 07:53, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
It is a stewards' filter for their pages, we can leave it to them to manage. @Vituzzu: one of yours.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:13, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Switched to log-only, it was meant as a temporary measure which lasted too much. --Vituzzu (talk) 09:18, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
can I ask a one question please, when my account is globally unlock.please give a right answer to me. Thanks. 2405:204:A78D:16DA:13D8:A738:D04B:ED70 10:53, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
For requests for global unlock, please use SRG  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:36, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
He cannot make the requests because the page is semi-protection due to persistent vandalism, so I had put his appealing on the page. SA 13 Bro (talk) 12:38, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Artix Kreiger, I am very sad. :(

This user has requested for self global locked because he get caught by CU blocked and determined is a sock of User:Winterysteppe on English Wikipedia, could any admins please remove away his Patrollers right? I am very sadness to hear about Artix Kreiger is a sock-puppet. :( SA 13 Bro (talk) 11:15, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 11:32, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
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global user page is not creating

I am unable to create my global user page. When I am trying it shows some error. Please help me. --Manik Soren (talk) 06:01, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

The message you received was saying that you were caught in an abuse filter. I have added the text that you were wishing to add, without the components that the writer of the abuse filter was managing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
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RfC Closure

Hello, would someone not involved with Requests for comment/2018 Allow meta admins access to global abuse filter please assess the consensus and close the RfC? Should it close successfully, I can create the phabricator request to enact the change. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 14:11, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

done. — regards, Revi 14:27, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Regarding the ‘global business to steward and local business to local admin’, i like to note that wiki is not just a lokal wiki but is here for cross-wiki coordination and that metawiki has a long term tradition of local groups with global affects :). --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:46, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
-revi, I guess a Phab task needs to be created, doesn't it? --Base (talk) 23:13, 21 April 2018 (UTC) Oh, I didn't read Xaosflux's comment. Nevermind. --Base (talk) 23:14, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
phab:T192722 opened. — xaosflux Talk 01:15, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 2600:1700:280:70c0:75a4:e274:a08c:d574

‎2600:1700:280:70c0:75a4:e274:a08c:d574 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) Persistence vandalism. SA 13 Bro (talk) 03:33, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Range-blocked 2600:1700:280:70c0::/64 by Rxy. SA 13 Bro (talk) 04:43, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
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request to renew massmessage sending for DDJJ

Hi! I have the right to sent massmessages (newsletters) on behalf of Wikimedia Nederland. This right will end May 30 2018. Can you renew this right? Many thanks, Denise DDJJ (talk) 09:55, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Okay from me. Any objections anyone? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:25, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Looks good to me. — regards, Revi 10:28, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, expires 2019-05-31. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:46, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Kanbaninfo

Kanbaninfo (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Spammer using the meta userpage transclusion to spam everywhere else. Blocked on enwiki. Acroterion (talk) 12:13, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done page deleted, user warned. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Xaosflux (talk)
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Semi-protect User talk:Movses

Hello. Last days I am facing a lot of acts of vandalism on my user page link. While vandal's IP had been blocked, it seems he started to use proxies (, ,, So, please semi-protect User talk:Movses at least for 1 week. --Movses (talk) 11:36, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Done for two weeks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:38, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Generally, don't fuss nor feed the trolls. This person is looking for you and your mates to react and they get their giggles every time you come running here or any reporting page. So yawn, and revert it every so often, and allow admins who are now watching to manage. Not sure what you and your mates did to get the troll to follow you here, but such is life we will deal with it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:37, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
They are going to visit their favourite list of abusable IPs, and we will see it, and then place long term blocks on them. Numbers have a history as we see them come up, the bans will be quite extensive, and I am checking ranges to see what has happened through there, and we will whack those. Discompassionately blocking, not an issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:46, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) Persistence making garbage edits on anywhere else. SA 13 Bro (talk) 05:09, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Blocked by Ajraddatz. SA 13 Bro (talk) 06:04, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
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mass message sender for Chris troutman

I'm taking over as the publication manager for en-wp's newsletter The Signpost. I already have obtained mass message sender on en-wp but I'm requesting global mass message sender in order to reach our other subscribers. Thanks, --Chris Troutman (talk) 06:40, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Chris troutman, I imported this from SRGP to here because this is meta administrator business, not steward business.
And unless someone objects wihtin 12 hours (or they beat me granting the permission) I will grant the permission, as this looks good to me. — regards, Revi 06:56, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Support Support Endorse. — xaosflux Talk 13:33, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Support Support I trust Chris not to mess anything up. TonyBallioni (talk) 13:46, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Support Support Yes, of course - TNT 13:47, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Support Support Look well on English Wikipedia. SA 13 Bro (talk) 17:18, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Chris troutman: for how long do you need it? Matiia (talk) 19:12, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
He's not term-limited as the publication manager, so there is no need to set an expiry for this. Expiries should only be set if absolutely necessary - that feature wasn't added to restrict technical access, just to better implement existing restrictions. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:16, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
(Edit conflict.) @Matiia: I intend to assume this duty permanently. I don't foresee circumstances preventing me from being the publication manager for at least the next year, otherwise I wouldn't have volunteered to help out. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:19, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. That's fine, I was asking as many users have requested this temporarily in the past. This is done now. Matiia (talk) 19:28, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Access was added. — xaosflux Talk 01:32, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Administrator abuse on the Croatian Wikipedia

Status:    In progress

I highly suspect this request for comments has already been on the plate of a steward, and has been dealt with. Please confirm and if so, please close the RfC. Given the inactivity and after-the-factness, further action at this point seems superfluous anyway. Effeietsanders (talk) 02:36, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

"This page is for requesting that a specific administrative action (such as page deletion) be performed by a steward or global sysop on a Wikimedia wiki having no active administrators." Stryn (talk) 11:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Moved. Stryn (talk) 05:05, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

False Antispam Message on Userpage (false positive)

I copied the code from the User page on another Wiki and pasted it in the box that lets me edit it and it won't stop showing an error message blocking me from publishing my changes. It says EXACTLY the following: "Warning! — Your edit has been automatically identified as being spam or advertising. Please note that such edits are not allowed on any Wikimedia project. Users that engage in such behaviour will have their editing privileges removed. If you believe that the edit you wanted to make was constructive, we sincerely apologize. You may click the Submit button again to confirm it. A brief description of the rule which your action matched is: «Antispam». Feel free to report false positives to our administrators' noticeboard."

However, when I DO click submit again it doesn't let me publish the change; instead another error message comes up saying the following: "Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Antispam" There are no links in my User page for the Wiki I copied from and it shouldn't be doing this; what I'm trying to do is make the same Userpage be displayed just in case I haven't created one on a Wikimedia project and decide to start editing. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by OdysseusTroy (talk) 15:20, April 27, 2018 (UTC)

I have copied it out of the abuse filter into place.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:01, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
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Globally blocked user active on iawiki

Status:    In progress

This Request for Comments seems more like a collection of information to be dealth with by a steward. I'd appreciate it if a Steward could look into it, see if there's anything that still needs doing, and close the RfC accordingly. Thank you! Effeietsanders (talk) 02:34, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

"This page is for requesting that a specific administrative action (such as page deletion) be performed by a steward or global sysop on a Wikimedia wiki having no active administrators." Stryn (talk) 11:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: Well, that was not very helpful. Your edit summary was 'wrong page' (although 'miscellaneous' seemed to cover it - whatever the description may say). Somehow it escapes me which page would be more suitable - and your statement doesn't quite delve into that either. One would hope that stewards keep an eye on the RfC pages, for requests that are actually a cry for their help - which doesn't seem to be the case either. Could you elaborate what would be the right forum to get your attention for this? You could of course take the initiative of moving the request to the correct page - you have my blessing. Effeietsanders (talk) 23:04, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry I had no time to move, now moved. I think any admin can close them. And I agree with you that sometimes it's difficult to know what would be the correct page to report. Stryn (talk) 05:05, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
I would agree with Effietsanders that this is a case for global admins or stewards, I don't see that an iaWP issues is something for meta administrators.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:43, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protect Meta:Requests for CheckUser information

Trolling by a LTA, protect against non-autoconfirmed please. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:59, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Not done. It's not needed for now. Accounts were editing from the same IP address and it is now blocked. Matiia (talk) 20:41, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
For sysops’ information: only 22 hours passed, and the vandal was active on Meta from at least two IPs in different networks. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:25, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
And? We block what we can, where we can and we have a string of individual IP and IP range blocks. Don't fuss trolls, don't let them dominate your life or your editing. Trolls reason for their actions is to control and to irritate, and your reactions are giving them their jollies. So calmly report their actions as you see them, and enjoy your editing. Each new set of trolls has new requirements in terms of abuse filters, blacklisting, and blocks, and we will calmly and steadfastly do what we will to manage those.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:50, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

WMDE Technical Wishes/Rollback/Feedback round

A significant change to the rollback function is being discussed above. --Rschen7754 05:10, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protect for talk pages

This pages got excessive vandalism by LTA and other vandals.
Please, semi-protect:

Marshmallych 15:16, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Also, for prevent corrupting user's pages, protect it too. Marshmallych 15:16, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
And also again, protect Incnis Mrsi's and Krassotkin's talks page. Marshmallych 15:38, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
And, make protect until 29 October 2018. Marshmallych 16:25, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

I do not endorse protection for my user_talk; let it serve as a honeypot. But petty vandals easily editing user (namespace 2) pages is an embarrassment for this site, because of high visibility of these pages. Admins, come with some solution, please – or should I start experiments with abuse filters somewhere on test wikis, myself? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:09, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Incnis Mrsi. Yes. I realized that you are against the defense of your user talk page. In March, we discussed this here. Billinghurst in idea by Xaosflux created an filter. But judging by the tracking abuse filter works from new accounts, the filter did NOT work. It is better to protect, and hurry, so that some vandals did not write me something obscene in Russian. Because menacing in Russian are boring. Marshmallych 13:47, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

I have no privileges to read Special:AbuseFilter. Sysops, give me patroller or other appropriate group, please. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:23, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
I've unhidden Special:AbuseFilter/161. — xaosflux Talk 14:43, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
So, this filter working, but not for Liza Veniza's socks, unfortunately. Marshmallych 14:54, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
This filter needs some review, it looks like it has some syntax issues to update - also it is a "warn only" filter, it doesn't STOP edits here. — xaosflux Talk 15:12, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by Billinghurst. Marshmallych 10:26, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
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Please unbreak Template:Not done

Hi. Some updates on the template have made the image and the text be separated by a line break. Can we have that fixed, please? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:27, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Sometimes I can see it on the same line, sometimes on two line, strange. Stryn (talk) 20:56, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting support.svg Works for me X mark.svg Not done looks fine to me? @MarcoAurelio: is this happening consistently for you, or only in certain usages? — xaosflux Talk 21:12, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Meta:Requests for CheckUser information, the request "Pasha UA, Никита-Родин-2002, Liza Veniza & Vladislav Pavlov" section - "Marking these as Not done and out of scope", it shows as separate lines. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 18:45, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Properly the software problem, look like now back to normal. SA 13 Bro (talk) 19:03, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Now shows as separate lines again. SA 13 Bro (talk) 19:10, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Check now, the problem at Meta:Requests for CheckUser information appears to have be related to its inclusion on the same line as an missing-end-tag html error, resolved with this edit. — xaosflux Talk 20:30, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
But it happens on every page + directly on the template page. I just took a screenshot: Stryn (talk) 20:55, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: try now? — xaosflux Talk 21:11, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Never mind, adding a left float fixed it, but ONLY if it is the first thing on the line. Removing the language features also fixes it, but seems undesirable. — xaosflux Talk 21:13, 28 April 2018 (UTC)
Looks to be an issue that is occurring when Template:LangSwitch and all of its selection lines are used, see also Template:Checked. — xaosflux Talk 01:08, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: whilst playing, if you look at the template's history, you will see that it had an extensive list of languages in an earlier form, is that something that we wish to add back?  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:39, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: looks like the problem is coming from having that template/module in there at all right now, I'm just not sure where yet - the number of total languages shouldn't be an issue. — xaosflux Talk 01:43, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
Quick hacked (Special:Diff/17980332, Special:diff/17980333). bdi breaks line. I do not know why that happened.--rxy (talk) 03:24, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. I see it right now. We should consider using server-side messages instead of creating ridiculously large templates: see for the hack I've done to {{done}} and phab:T141740. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:45, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Any hacks that can be done for {{doing}}? -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 23:20, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
@PlyrStar93: same hack applied, try now. — xaosflux Talk 01:56, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Looks good now, thanks! -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 02:00, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Be careful if you attempt to insert "bdi" tag wrappers around: the MediaWiki parser does not allow them to be embedded (it fails to recognize that as valid); the workaround is to use "span" wrappers with pseudo-equivalent CSS, but this is more compelx than you think: normally "bdi" should have "unicode-bidi:isolate", but there are still many old browsers around that don't implement the "isolate" value but only "embed" (the same browsers also implement "bdi" using "embedded" default style and not "isolate", and they are also uysing the older Unicode algorithm when "isolate" was not defined, and also don't recognize the Unicode characters that were encoded later for equivalent Bidi controls).
Isolation is the best solution, embedding is a reasonable fallback that works most of the time. So to have recurvely embedded isolates, don't use the bdi tag (due to the Mediawiki parser bug), but span tag with **two** CSS properties (the first one setting unicode-bidi to "embed", then overriden by a second one to "isolate"). However "bdi" tags are not limtied to jsut inline content, and can be used normally to also have block contents. It's not easy to find an universal equivalent of the very useful "bdi" tag.
I just hope that MediaWiki will be finally fixed to parse bdi tags correctly (this bug has been reported since long!). For now it is broken : depending on cases, you need to use "span" or "div" (it's not possibly to choose reliably in Template:LangSwitch without adding a context) plus the two CSS style properties. The recent change uses "bdi" but it breaks many pages where they are embedded (MediaWiki bug), the best solution would be to have a parameter to set the name of the tag to use ("span" or "div" instead of just "bdi")
Note that initially there was no bdi at all, no wrapper, the termpalte was made to used bith both inline and block content and did not infer any forced line-break; adding bdi causes theseunexpected line-breaks because MediaWiki incorrectly parses "bdi" as if it was a block content, and incorrectly thinks it cannot be self-embedded.
Do not use any newline in this template (except possibly *within* the noinclude section, but not around that section. I duggest removing that new bdi completely: users have to know whaere it is necessary to include a wrapper in the context of use. Making "bdi" the default behavior will just break too many pages and templates, the new parameter is also so badly named, it should should have been a neutral "elt=*" parameter to specify if we want a "elt=bdi", a "elt=span", or a "elt=div", and with a "span" or "div" value we could add the two needed CSS properties automatically or a class name to do the equivalent with the global CSS stylesheet!
I urge MediaWiki to look at the issues about the incorrect parsing and assumptions about bdi: reread the HTML specs, this element has *mixed* content, it is neither inline, nor block like what is currently incorrectly assumed (this breaks lot of pages)! This bug is in MediaWiki since so many years (bdi is not new in HTML even if its prefered styling was later changed to use "isolate" rather than the old/deprecated "embedded" bidi style) ! Supports for bidi "isolates" is strongly recommanded for internationalization and the "bdi" element is the only one we have that can reliably and simply use it without lot of complication in all variants of HTML (but only MediaWiki parser is completely broken here, non-conforming at all to the standards and all recommendations). verdy_p (talk) 11:48, 30 April 2018 (UTC)