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This user’s name means “Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party” which is almost certainly not true as their userpage contains only “666”.

So, on any project where they have not made a local userpage, their global userpage here is copied, and it is implying that the government of China is run by Satanists. Seems like a problem. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:42, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

__NOGLOBAL__ is set, pending further discussion. (Just a precaution.) — regards, Revi 18:43, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
The account is blocked on zhwiki, presumably for the username. I've deleted the userpage and locked the account. – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:53, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you both. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:55, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: SA 13 Bro (talk) 22:48, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

How to ping a group of people... Help!

I need to speak to this group of Wikiproject current active participants about the available scholarships to attend Wikimania. How do I ping or mass message them so that the message falls directly to their individual talk pages?

I don't quiet understand how this here works. Please help. Bobbyshabangu (talk) 06:12, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

@Bobbyshabangu: "ping" is part of notification and triggers a notification to people that have "mentions" enabled in their notification, using a mass-message will leave a note of their talk pages, on enwiki you can see: w:en:Wikipedia:Mass_message_senders for how to prepare the message, and w:en:Wikipedia_talk:Mass_message_senders to request the mailing be sent out. — xaosflux Talk 11:26, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
:This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:47, 9 May 2018 (UTC)


Hello everyone I'm virajmishra please help me Why stewards is not unlocking my account in globally. Because I came after 3 month. And i don't have any other account neither i have created any editing. Please Help me. i have accepted my mistake and my behavior. Im very very sorry. Please give me a only one chance. Thank you very much brother. Please help me. someone not help me but you please help me because i realized my behavior and mistake But now I will never do anything. Please check and unlock my account. 2409:4043:806:7F09:83:FE56:368:E58E 03:37, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Please don't post your message to every page. Meta admins don't have tools to unlock you. Follow the instructions given to you by Matiia. Stryn (talk) 04:52, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Okay @Stryn: Thank you. 2409:4043:806:7F09:BAFF:B9CA:5968:7667 06:25, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Hello @Matiia: and @Xaosflux: Sir i have sent the mail but not responding anyone. Can you put the my global unlock request in SRG, I can't put because this page is semi protected. please. Please Help me.please trust me only one chance.2405:204:E00A:C3A2:3909:8C48:A494:8FB4 02:14, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
I'm so sad because someone not helping me.i have accepted my mistake and behavior so ruslik0 not unlocking my account globally. And you are not giving me only on one chance. I'm very sad. Bye Bye Wikimedia Foundation.2405:204:E00A:C3A2:3F5B:9D3:FEC8:6C45 06:30, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Nothing to do with meta admins, we have neither powers nor authority in your battle, so we are leaving you to deal with stewards elsewhere.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:47, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
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Userspace spammer

Another spammer abusing meta userpage transclusion on other WPs - Majormotorgarage (talk · contribs). Please block and delete userpage. Acroterion (talk) 03:28, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Hah, i was just going to report that! you beat me to it! Cæs tc 03:32, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
...And the $#@! edit filter won't let me blank it or tag it for deletion. Acroterion (talk) 03:34, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
Annoying that the spammer could create it but you modifying it triggers a filter... Page deleted. – Ajraddatz (talk) 04:03, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Account was globally locked by a steward. — xaosflux Talk 04:43, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) This IP editor seemed to be making garbage edits on the pages to me. SA 13 Bro (talk) 03:12, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: Blocked by Strynxaosflux Talk 04:42, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

'nother userspace spammer

User:Human rights forum of india. Sincerely, Cæs tc 03:50, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Blocked, pages deleted. — xaosflux Talk 04:40, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
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sup sup IP vandal

I've been seeing a IP user blank important pages for the last week or so, with the latest being MassMessage, always with the exact same edit summary. The IP also adds unneccesary sup tags right next to each other so that they are invisible.

Could someone do something about it? Sincerely, Cæs tc 04:25, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

@Cæsey: hopping? Please provide suspected IP ranges/addresses. Within the entire I've only seen one IP making disruptive edits. — xaosflux Talk 04:38, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I saw some a long time ago, so never mind. IP could possibly be blocked for a while though, because it seems to be only used for vandalism. Cæs tc 05:00, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Never mind. IP already blocked. Cæs tc 05:01, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
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Userspace Out-of project scope

User:Beingamaankhan. Cæs tc 05:16, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: Page deleted, user informed as to meta scope. — xaosflux Talk 15:53, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Request for mass message sender right

I request for regrant of the mass message sender user right. I was assigned this right last year on temporary basis, with a expiration of one year. It expired on 2 May 2018. I've used this right several times during the period. Since I am a board member of Wikimedia India, and also an outreach coordinator of The Wikipedia Library, I require access to the mass message tool for community-wide notifications. Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 06:10, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Done Granted for 1 year to expire on 2019-05-14.
:This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Userspace spammer

User:Rikkyaadeezkhan649. Cæs tc 05:02, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Deleted, warned. — xaosflux Talk 05:08, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: SA 13 Bro (talk) 20:36, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Request for patroller permissions

I’m in the #wikimedia-stewards IRC channel and routinely notice vandalism (just a few minutes ago, the “— on wheels” vandal) and, commonly being multiple edits, I can’t use undo to revert it. Vermont (talk) 13:50, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, use them wisely. Trijnsteltalk 15:39, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
@Vermont: The "on wheels vandal" also known as "Fuerdai vandal", is a Chinese crackpot vandal from U.K., see en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Fuerdai to the gas chambers. SA 13 Bro (talk) 20:36, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
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cleanup please

Hi, please have a look at the last contribs of WJifar (WMF). There are several broken redirects, pages in the wrong namespace etc., need a bit of cleanup ;-) Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 17:50, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done think I got them all. — xaosflux Talk 18:46, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
@WJifar (WMF): if there are any cleanups still left behind feel free to tag with {{delete}}. — xaosflux Talk 18:48, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
Xaosflux, thank you for fixing the report to show up in the right place. Much appreciated. WJifar (WMF) (talk) 18:51, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
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Please Delete this user page

Remove 919928525459 World Famous Astrologer (talk · contribs) This is global spam account, creating for promotion of astrologer with mobile number. Please delete this user page immediately. Also globally lock this account. Lots of creatwd this type of account in hindi wiki, now its coming on meta. Please take. Thanks.--आर्यावर्त (talk) 13:37, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Green Giant. — xaosflux Talk 14:13, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
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Translations:Wikimedia movement/Page display title/km

Could any admins have a look on this translations page? It look like not a translations to me. SA 13 Bro (talk) 14:57, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Deleted. Thanks. Matiia (talk) 15:01, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Matiia (talk) 15:01, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Request for patroller permissions

Hello. I wonder if I can join the group of patrollers (even if temporarily). I constantly monitor Recent changes and would like to assist in patrolling these changes, in addition to quickly reversing vandal editions. Thank you very much in advance. --Editor D.S (talk) 23:21, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 23:45, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: OK, patrol with care. — xaosflux Talk 23:45, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

User:Yahadzija @

tries to feign a legitimate user caught in a global block. Fortunately we know that Sarajevo, BiH is not a city of Spanish speakers having a hard time communicating in English. The time to soft-block the IP on Meta? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:33, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Stewards will deal with it; it is at one of their pages.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:28, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
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user page

Am i supposed to report bad user pages here? because if i am, i would like to report User:Milne18. user page content is: Fortnite is good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rufus R. (talk) 07:30, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:33, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
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Patroller permissions

I'd find having rollback useful. I don't do too much anti-vandal work here, but I often request stewards lock global LTAs that have cross-wiki activity on, and make talk page edits here. I've come across a few times (today included), where it would have been useful and someone got to it before me. TonyBallioni (talk) 23:51, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 01:16, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
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reporting user page

I am reporting user:Manifestsystem7. Rufus R. (talk) 03:30, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:53, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
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Change userpage

Please change "Russian translator" to "Wikisaurus" on User:Викизавр as my account was renamed. Викизавр is my old account from which I lost password. Wikisaurus (talk) 09:03, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by علاء.
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The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Hi. There is a really bad dispute going on Test2 Wikipedia for a small mistake and misunderstanding I had. Due to this, I completely lost on editing any Wiki. Can an admin please globally lock my account. Pkbwcgs (talk) 18:59, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

I don't think that's an appropriate way to handle this situation. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:03, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: Thanks for your reply. What do you think is the best action to take for this dispute. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:22, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
Don't be "contributing" to a test wiki, for one. That site is designed to test the pre-deployment version of mediawiki by the devs, and other assorted (but legitimate) testing efforts. The little hierarchy you lot have established over there is unnecessary and will probably be removed in short order here. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:24, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: Thanks for your advice. However, what I did on that test wiki was testing. Also, what do you mean by the hierarchy being removed in the short order? I successfully test the import tool on that Wiki so that I was ready to use it in another Wiki and so that I don't mess up with using it when I actually use it. I am still in the mood for a global lock on my account. It just took my mood down for a slight misunderstanding and something that wasn't my fault. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:31, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
Pkbwcgs, meta admins cannot lock accounts, only stewards have that ability. Granted, Ajraddatz is both, but this isn't the place to ask. Also, given your request on enwiki, you must realize that a lock will prevent you from even logging in, right? —DoRD talk 19:43, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
@DoRD: Oh dear. In that case, I wouldn't want to be locked. The course of action is to be blocked on Wikipedia for a week and try to get this dispute sorted out. It has just got too stressful got me. Until my admin rights are back on Test2 Wikipedia and I can resume testing, I would not even consider coming back to editing Wikipedia. Pkbwcgs (talk) 19:50, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
I have been blocked on English Wikipedia after a successful request. However, is there no chance for my sysop rights to be given back on Test2 Wikipedia? Pkbwcgs (talk) 20:03, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
We don't continue this discussion here as this is off-topic. Please resolve your issue on test2 Wikipedia. Stryn (talk) 20:05, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: However, this is quite serious and I don't think anybody will be available to handle this on Test2 Wikipedia. Pkbwcgs (talk) 20:08, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

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Protection request

Hello, please protect this page for suitable period --Alaa :)..! 18:08, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 18:20, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
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User talk:Marshmallych/Archive/2018-04

Please, make the indefinite semi-protection for this archive. Because it have vandalised by Liza Veniza's impersonator Krassotkin~ruwiking. Marshmallych 15:42, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 18:53, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Project Tiger Editathon 2018

Hi, this is a bit messy. The page was moved to the user namespace, and the redirect subsequently edited, hence, I can’t move the page back. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 19:17, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Moved back. I'm surprised how much vandalism is targeted to the project pages. Stryn (talk) 20:22, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
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Page are available on Commons, not on Meta. SA 13 Bro (talk) 00:24, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@SA 13 Bro: what are you asking an admin to do here? — xaosflux Talk 01:58, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: The blank page was created by the IP, it seemed that look like making test edit right? SA 13 Bro (talk) 02:05, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Yes check.svg Done @SA 13 Bro: - Speedy deleted per G1. — xaosflux Talk 02:47, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of User:Ranjeet 0121

Promotional userpage. --JustBerry (talk) 09:15, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Done by Stryn. — regards, Revi 10:23, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — regards, Revi 10:23, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Promotional Userpage: User:KetoVegetarian

Kindly review. --JustBerry (talk) 07:54, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Can you use {{delete| G7 }} the next time? Otherwise Meta-wiki spammers obtain an additional audience. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 08:17, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
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User talk:Jimbo Wales

Someone should revert the last 2 revisions and protect the page. Thanks User:

This section was archived on a request by: The page was already reverted, and user talk pages are not generally protected for active users unless they ask. — xaosflux Talk 22:56, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Request to mark page for translation

There have been some new edits to the Wikimedia Uruguay page on Meta in the last months. Could some administrator mark the changes for translation, so I can translate the new version to other languages? Thank you very much.

PS: I do not know if by making a request for help from a sysop or bureaucrat I am following the appropriate procedure to mark a page for translation. If I am wrong, I would ask you to advise me on what is the normal procedure. Thank you very much!--Pepe piton (talk) 23:08, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

@Pepe piton: why were you manually moving the translatable section tags around in the source? — xaosflux Talk 02:45, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Sorry, it was due to my lack of experience with the tool. I was just trying to mark the hole new version for translation. --Pepe piton (talk) 22:25, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
@Pepe piton: I have marked the changes for translation. Page translation markup is a bit difficult; the docs might help a little. Best regards --Glaisher (talk) 17:43, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Move of Wikimedia Slovakia User Group

Please, move the page Wikimedia Slovakia User Group to Wikimedians of Slovakia with all subpages. There are translated pages and I do not have the right to move them by myself.

I am the president of the group and the moving the page is part of the recognition process. Thanks! --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 21:01, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg Doing...xaosflux Talk 23:54, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done (mostly) @KuboF Hromoslav: see report below one translation group from 2013 had errors. — xaosflux Talk 00:00, 25 May 2018 (UTC)


Don't know if the use of these hashtags violates rules on Meta. User blocked on English Wikipedia for nothere. The hashtags are part of an agenda not consistent with building an encyclopedia, as evident in there editing on enwp. Don't know if they need more global block.Dlohcierekim (talk) 15:31, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Probably relevant prior discussion: Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat/Archives/2018-03#Has my userpage been contrary to META policy? — regards, Revi 16:40, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
Global lock is unnecessary, but the promotional tags on their meta user page should definitely be removed; using any Wikimedia projects as a platform/medium to promote political opinions shouldn't be permitted even if it's not explicitly mentioned in WM:NOT. But ultimately it's up to the meta admins. Alex Shih (talk) 02:01, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Since the user has now resorted to creating sock puppet accounts, shouldn't a block be appropriate now? Alex Shih (talk) 03:11, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Both accounts blocked, global userpages deleted. — xaosflux Talk 03:40, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Alex Shih (talk) 04:02, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

I disagree with what has happened here. Please identify the local policy that has been broken; and this is not the Wikipedias, and we have blocked this person without even having a conversation with them. We have due process here, and what has been done here is a kangaroo court. There have been many Wikipedia user pages that have expressed political content, and the Wikipedias themselves have expressed political points of view, eg. SOPA. That you/we don't like a person's point of view is not pertinent. We administer to the rules of the community either through policy, or through gaining a consensus; not to our own position, not as autocrats.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:03, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

I really have no opinion on their personal view point, and my actions may have been too swift. The actions were based on reports that User:Koppadasao along with User:KoppaFreeTommy were making disruptive use of multiple accounts by way of the global userpage feature here. I've restored the deleted user page on the prior account and tagged as noinclude while this discussion continues. — xaosflux Talk 11:36, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Have also unblocked the user to allow for immediate discussion and invited them to this topic. — xaosflux Talk 11:39, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Would appreciate input from others on any necessary next steps here. — xaosflux Talk 11:57, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunate. Please see this discsusion The pages transclude across the project, spreading their disruption and furthering their agenda to lend support to an off-wiki cause. Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:10, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
If meta user pages did not transclude across all projects, it would be a merely local matter. They do and it is not. If meta rules do not prevent such misuse, promoting causes across multiple projects, then that is another discussion.Dlohcierekim (talk) 12:14, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Injecting __NOGLOBAL__ code will prevent meta user page from being displayed all over the wiki. Just a ProTip. — regards, Revi 12:36, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
As I have commented above, in terms of local policy in regards to the user page, I would say mainly en:WP:NOTSOAPBOX; this is not about disagreeing with a political point of view, billinghurst, but on whether or not it is entirely appropriate to use any Wikimedia project as a medium to explicitly calling for the release of a detained political individual, in this case en:Tommy Robinson (activist), through their global user page and blatant disruptive editing; for instance, see this edit ([1]). Now if having a global user page to be displayed across every one of their pages across Wikimedia projects for that very purpose is not a violation of any policies here at meta, fine, like I said above it's ultimately up to the meta admins but I would simply respectfully disagree. -revi's suggested alternative solution sounds fine to me. Alex Shih (talk) 21:00, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Simply creating a blank enwiki user page for the user also rectifies the issue. An alternative is creating an enwiki user page for the user minus the unacceptable content and optionally adding the notification template designed for this purpose. Edaham (talk) 03:46, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Alex Shih: We govern by the application of policy or of consensus, and in this situation neither existed. We do not hang people for having an opinion, and for breaking no rules. The person acted outside of the scope of English Wikipedia, and that wiki should activate its rules where that happens. The local wiki totally has the means to manage this at their wiki. Here, it is a reasonable approach to start with a conversation with the user if we believed that they had a user page outside of the accepted scope. At this point of time there is no global user page policy, and that is obviously a shortcoming, but that is the broader community's failing, not meta's, and the community is welcome to address that failing. Once there is a global user page policy, then meta admins would be bound to uphold it. At this point in time we manage an anti-harassment and anti-spam approaches which are prescribed either locally or by WMF.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:49, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
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Editing abuse filter

Does those autopatroller users will come for vandalizing and spamming on Meta? Incnis Mrsi has questioned to me about the issue at here in few minutes past ago, I also don't think that those autopatroller users will come here for vandalizing and spamming. SA 13 Bro (talk) 09:18, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

What is your point? My point is: have autopatrol ⇒ do the job, not ask about every soapbox on noticeboards. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:33, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
I don't understand your question, care to reword it. meta:Autopatrollers sets no expectations of a task, it allows users to know whose edits do not need review. If you two are bickering please take it elsewhere.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Did you mean that the abuse filter were affected those autopatroller users to tag the deletion on the spam user page? I thought you are complaint about the trigger issue, so I just want to report the false positive issue. SA 13 Bro (talk) 13:38, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
Please note, the only thing that Filter 161 has to do with patrol access, is that people with patrol access are exempted from this filter. — xaosflux Talk 14:01, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
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