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Report concerning 2001:56A:76EC:E800:2CC9:B265:1DA1:477C

2001:56A:76EC:E800:2CC9:B265:1DA1:477C (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: IP is creating nonsense pages. Esteban16 (talk) 16:18, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 16:21, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: StevenJ81 (talk) 13:32, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

User talk:Amire80

Hello. Could you, please, delete this revision, including the summary? Please ping me if you need to ask something. Thank you. Special:diff/18361710 IKhitron (talk) 17:03, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 20:47, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: RadiX 20:47, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Block needed for range

Special:Contributions/2600:1:950f:cca2:c483:60f4:5f3e:6fea/64.

Blocked on en.wiki for trolling, they responded with (all bark no bite) threats of violence, and they've decided to come here to continue. Ian.thomson (talk) 19:39, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Looks like it's going to need to be global, see de:Spezial:Beiträge/Spahnyeses. Ian.thomson (talk) 20:00, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Also es:Especial:Contribuciones/2600:1:950F:CCA2:599F:BE06:B4C5:A369. Ian.thomson (talk) 20:05, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Also ko:특수:기여/Gullstamer, ru:Служебная:Вклад/Wallsayes, ja:特別:投稿記録/Polomess, fr:Spécial:Contributions/Acreslick. Ian.thomson (talk) 20:49, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Please reach out to stewards next time. See SRG. RadiX 22:05, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: RadiX 22:05, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

typo in MediaWiki:Gadget-modrollback

Hi, could please somebody add an "A" to MediaWiki:Gadget-modrollback ("fter using rollback" →‎ "after using rollback")? Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 19:19, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for reporting! --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:47, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Schniggendiller (talk) 21:36, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning СһескИѕегѕ сап ѕиск му һогѕе'ѕ ԁіск

СһескИѕегѕ сап ѕиск му һогѕе'ѕ ԁіск (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: vandalism Wumbolo (talk) 13:24, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

I'm running a purge on Category:Deleteme to clear the fallout from langswitch. — xaosflux Talk 13:53, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Category:Deleteme is cleared out now, monitor as usual. — xaosflux Talk 14:07, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Wumbolo (talk) 13:31, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 218.216.200.148

218.216.200.148 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: IP is creating test pages Esteban16 (talk) 14:24, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

I deleted the test pages. Thanks for the report. I'm not going to block unless IP repeats the action. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:22, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: No further activity — xaosflux Talk 12:48, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 223.24.92.215

Please delete pages created by 223.24.92.215 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log). They are adding pages in the Translations namespace which are not translations. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 17:48, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Deleted or rolled back edits. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:02, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: No further activity. — xaosflux Talk 12:49, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Mass Message Sender for RaixFo

Note: Account is now globally locked, reason is Long-term abuse. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 10:57, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not donexaosflux Talk 12:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 12:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Supress edit

Please supress this edit as it's a personal attack. Esteban16 (talk) 19:40, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Threats of harm. SA 13 Bro (talk) 20:28, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
I already contacted emergency about that. A global block on the IP range would be more useful, as they're basically hopping around each language edition of Wikipedia leaving the same message. Ian.thomson (talk) 20:32, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. RadiX 20:43, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 12:46, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Data retention guidelines

The Data retention guidelines page has been updates recently by the Legal Departement. I've noticed that that page is often vandalized. Maybe it should be semi-protected to reduce RC noise.

Thanks, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 00:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. — xaosflux Talk 01:10, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Trizek (WMF) (talk) 00:18, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
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MonsterHunter32

MonsterHunter32 (talk · contribs) Would it be possible to get a block on meta for this account? He's been blocked on en with talk page revoked and has basically been using meta to appeal to en admins here despite being told he needs to wait 6 months, and now has started a campaign to get his accusations of sockpuppetry against en.wiki users noticed on meta (by either stewards or en admins) while he himself is blocked for socking. He's importing en.wiki drama to meta and disrupting the talk pages of multiple users with things that really have no relevance to meta. TonyBallioni (talk) 06:14, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

I've already told TonyBallioni I won't contact him or any more admins again - (https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Ivanvector&diff=18347423&oldid=18321819). I only contacted earlier because the users I complained have been suspected of socking for months by both admins and users, if anyone wants proof I can show them of being suspected. Also I've already accepted his six-month unblock offer despite it being not mandatory. And Tony vengefully said they won't support my unblock in November after I critisiced his behavior on Wikimedia and IRC - (https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:TonyBallioni&diff=18309661&oldid=18309660). This person is just harassing me even after I already said I won't appeal to any more admins or contact them. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 06:22, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
The issue is that at least 80% if not more of your edits here since May have constituted one of three things 1) Appealing your en.wiki block 2) Trying to start an en.wiki SPI on meta 3) creating a grant proposal clearly based off the fact that you don't like that you were blocked on en.wiki for socking. You had been just bothering en.wiki admins on meta, now you're bothering stewards and pinging en admins who rarely ever edit here in an attempt to communicate with them about en.wiki matters despite your being blocked without talk page there. You're exporting non-existent en drama to meta, which is disruptive.
Re: why I'm making this request: because I'm the sysop on any project that has the most experience with you and when people get annoyed at you they let me know. TonyBallioni (talk) 06:33, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
This thing is not non-existent nor disrutpive. Admin Abecedare talked about it too. As for my grant, it wasn't just because of socking even though I should have been unbanned earlier, but because of power abuse by you and other admins for banning me even though I only requested an unblock. I didn't come clean on my talk page because obviously anyone will be hesitant in admitting they're a sock. I admitted socking on UTRS but was banned from there as well. The ban reasons were frivolous - "repetitive", which doesn't even exist in Wikipedia policies. Acting against such admins is needed because you people negatively affect the community health - the topic which the grants were about.
And there is nothing wrong in me asking about whether behavioral or technical SPIs can be done on Meta. But I've already said I won't contact others about SPIs again. So you're only doing this to harass me after you harassed me on IRC and Meta and I detailed it publicly. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 06:39, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Now can we please close this? You're starting another drama yourself. I've already said I won't contact any more admins about SPIs again. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 06:44, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
MonsterHunter32, please refrain from forum shopping on meta, it's not a place to bring your disputes in regards to your ban on another project. I've gone through your contributions here, and it's rather clear that you've done this a number of times already. Further occurrences of this will result in a ban. --Az1568 (talk) 06:53, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

I'm extremely sorry then Az, I didn't know it would be wrong. Regardless, contacting others endlessly after they're clearly saying no now would be disruptive. As I said before this complain I won't contact Wikipedia admins again about my issue. Also won't be contacting Wikimedia admins or anyone else about it. As you adviced, I will stop contacting them about issues that should be on Wikipedia. Thank you very much. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 07:08, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning Гиляна Эренджепова

Гиляна Эренджепова (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: Multiple vandalism & repeated LTA actions. Also Гиляна Эренджепова had a disruptive cross-wiki violations (see Special:CentralAuth/Гиляна Эренджепова). Web SourceContent Management System 02:05, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Already blocked, and nothing we can do about xwiki stuff, that is stewards' domain and you have already lodged it at SRG.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:55, 3 September 2018 (UTC)


Report concerning 2601:192:C180:322F:A191:DDB9:B88D:C05D

2601:192:C180:322F:A191:DDB9:B88D:C05D (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log) This IP editor created the translation pages semmed not a translations, request for mass deletion. SA 13 Bro (talk) 12:03, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:11, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
You only removed the translation units, not the main translation pages, now removed them as well. Stryn (talk) 13:07, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 14.186.17.73

14.186.17.73 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: IP is vandalizing Esteban16 (talk) 20:41, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:44, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
Vandalism continued, has been removed again, reblocked. — xaosflux Talk 12:46, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 13:16, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 200.165.72.251

200.165.72.251 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log) Adding garbage text to the translation pages, request for mass deletion. SA 13 Bro (talk) 23:12, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Deleted. Matiia (talk) 00:32, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 13:16, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Add MassMessage flag

Hi, we want to start sharing our Wikimedia Polska bulletin via mass message. Our target list is here. Can I have request to add MassMessage flag to accounts @Yarl, PMG, and Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska (WMPL)? – two board members of WMPL and employee. Yarl (talk) 14:40, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

@Yarl: who do you expect to be joining this list? As your list only has 2 users, and the are both on plwiki, and all the people you want to be "senders" are on plwiki and have access to w:pl:Specjalna:MassMessage already: can you elaborate on why you are building this on meta? — xaosflux Talk 13:20, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: because it will be used across all Wikimedia projects in Polish, as there are people who are not editing Wikipedia and still interested in chapter's work. Since we didn't announce that people can subscribe on this page, obviously there is noone except us. Yarl (talk) 13:25, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, Yes check.svg Done, and Yes check.svg Done. — xaosflux Talk 13:31, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Yarl (talk) 13:34, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 13:31, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

TemplateStyles: ContentModel change request

I want to use TemplateStyles for my user page and created User:MisterSynergy/styles.css, but for some reason it got a css ContentModel. Please update to sanitized-css on Special:ChangeContentModel/User:MisterSynergy/styles.css. Thanks, MisterSynergy (talk) 10:08, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Seems admins cannot help you here (only 'interface-admin's are allowed to change someone else's page's contentmodel, but meta has no community members in that user group). Pinging a bureaucrat: @MF-Warburg:. --Vogone (talk) 10:40, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
See above section - it would be great to get this active, see Meta:Babel#Tech_Admins to try to get a compromise! — xaosflux Talk 03:58, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@MisterSynergy: your page can not currently be converted to that model due to the following errors:
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 5 character 2.
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 6 character 2.
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 7 character 2.
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 12 character 2.
xaosflux Talk 04:01, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: I have now removed all the browser-specific stuff from the source. Can you please try again? —MisterSynergy (talk) 05:25, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
As said, currently we cannot help you. If it is really urgent, you can ask a steward at SRM. Otherwise, with a little patience, we might get this done within a week. --Vogone (talk) 10:17, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@MisterSynergy: Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:21, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Great, works now! —MisterSynergy (talk) 10:24, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: MisterSynergy (talk) 10:24, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Getting the IAdmin policy done

Hello all, please review Meta:Interface_administrators and the discussion at Meta:Babel#Tech_Admins, while we can always continuously improve this policy its absence is in the way of processing requests right now and I think it may be at a state that is sufficient to begin. Your feedback is most welcome on the discussion. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 13:24, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Revision hiding / oversight request

Could someone please oversight or revision hide Special:Contributions/Anonymousblade's edits? The addition to my talk page is grossly offensive. Thanks. --B (talk) 00:37, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I don't know if this is oversightable here on Meta. I would say not, but either way I don't have the buttons. MusikAnimal talk 00:39, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Check in with the oversight team about it. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:39, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
I've emailed them. Thanks MusikAnimal talk 03:35, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Web SourceContent (Management System) 06:14, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Regarding to User:Abuse filter

What to say about this automated MediaWiki account called Abuse filter, because it blocks people username triggering filters configured to disable editing when they are logged? That gives the rule: «Specific user page spam». Should have been false positives, please give response. 109.98.165.144 16:02, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Any specific account that you're referring to? No false positives from today or yesterday. -- Tegel (Talk) 16:17, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes @Tegel:, it's Abuse filter (an automated account will automatically block users triggering filters configured to block). This thing sounds like COORDINATED sysop account. 109.98.165.144 16:21, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes, the "Abuse filter" can block accounts that triggers certain filters. It all depends on how the filter is set up. Do you want to report any false positives? -- Tegel (Talk) 16:40, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
No, i don't want reporting false positives. I'm not sure, but User:Abuse filter is called SYSTEM ACCOUNT. It blocks indefinitivelly registered-only user accounts, and for IPs (with a temp. period). Thanks in advance! 109.98.165.144 16:54, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that is what the "Abuse filter"-account is, and what it does. -- Tegel (Talk) 16:58, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
For detail see mw:Extension:Abuse Filter
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:58, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 121.54.32.175

121.54.32.175 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: IP is vandalizing user talk pages Esteban16 (talk) 03:03, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: Blocked by Matiia. Web SourceContent (Management System) 06:28, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 101.127.209.17

101.127.209.17 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: This IP started to vandalize page namespaces. See also edit filter log Web SourceContent (Management System) 06:04, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

2601:601:101:21E0:BC1D:B9F3:E31E:4653 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log) This IP editor also as well, see the abuse filter log. SA 13 Bro (talk) 06:22, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:56, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 2607:FB90:54A9:200A:A13D:D345:383E:EFB5

2607:FB90:54A9:200A:A13D:D345:383E:EFB5 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: Persistent vandalism Esteban16 (talk) 20:58, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:08, 23 September 2018 (UTC)