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Confirm User:ChicoBot

Users need to be confirmed to be able to propose Oauth consumers. As such, my bot may not propose one, and it would be nice to have that ability. Chico Venancio (talk) 02:54, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 03:15, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Cohaf (talk) 05:30, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Concering User:2001:44C8:4512:3A5D:3DF7:6680:F4FA:48B2

Possibly to be vandalism-only. --云间守望 15:16, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Edits appear to have been short lived, and stopped, left note for editor, assuming they have stopped nothing else needed at this time. — xaosflux Talk 18:37, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Cohaf (talk) 05:30, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning User: (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: See contribs.

And... Delete please 1, 2. Thanks. Iluvatar (talk) 15:18, 4 February 2019 (UTC) (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) Reason: Creating meaningless pages, eg 1, 2 mentioned above. --云间守望 16:06, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Handled. Matiia (talk) 16:12, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Cohaf (talk) 04:45, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning User:2A02:A311:8264:C300::/48

2A02:A311:8264:C300::/48 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Cross-wiki spam campaign Tgeorgescu (talk) 23:00, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Tgeorgescu (talk) 23:12, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Crosswiki spam cannot be specifically be managed by Meta administrators, well no differently than any other user. Removal of spam is generally a user and rollbacker role at most sites.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:33, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:33, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Needs help sending a MMS for Translation of the week

Hi, since Shizhao is unable to send out the MMS for TOW due to personal reasons (contacted him offline), I need help to send Translation_of_the_week/MMS_Sample to this list of users Translation_of_the_week/MassMessage. Thanks much for the help. --Cohaf (talk) 07:43, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Define the help you are seeking.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:47, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst:. Basically send the message to the users in the list using MMS extension. Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 09:50, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Title:Wikipedia translation of the week: 2019-06. Content, the 1st template. Audience, all in the MMS list. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 11:55, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Or can I have the MMS rights to send out myself, if that will be faster. Thanks! It's once off so I am hoping someone else help me rather than requesting a flag that I may not use it anymore. Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 19:59, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Since no response, I'll do manually then, if I have the time. --Cohaf (talk) 12:32, 8 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi. I request the flag of autopatrollers. I am a rollbacker in eswiki, rollbacker in wikidata, volunteer of OTRS and member of Wikimedia Colombia. I am also involved in CVN and SWMT. Thanks, JOAN ~ (Questions?) 02:58, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

@JOAN: looks like you looking for Meta:Patrollers, because autopatrol doesn't have an rollback option. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:01, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB: Is it possible? Because I thought I still did not have the requirements, that's why I requested the flag of autopatrollers. --JOAN ~ (Questions?) 03:11, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah! Nevermind than, I thought you were looking for rollback option. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:46, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:16, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Cohaf (talk) 10:47, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

How am I eligible to vote in stewards election 2019

i am a new user and i don’t know how to be eligible to vote LegoMaster2.0 (talk) 12:28, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

You are not eligible to vote, and it is too late to change that. Please see Stewards/Elections 2019/Guidelines. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 12:37, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 20:19, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

EGalvez (WMF)

This account was deactivated for no longer working on WMF. You may want to remove its rights. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 17:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thank you. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:44, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 20:19, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Formatting fix

Steward_requests/Global_permissions/2013-03 - closing strike tag hasn't been added properly, resulting in the rest of the page being striken. Changing the second <s> to </s> should fix it, but I can't do it as an abusefilter prevents me from doing so. Thanks. Leaderboard (talk) 14:35, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:04, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Steinsplitter (talk) 15:04, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Need help from translationadmins

Please mark this page Chinese-Urdu Community Collaboration for translation, we have already translated it to some languages but we need a language box, thank you! --94rain Talk 16:58, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: Done. — xaosflux Talk 19:00, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


I've lately been involved in cases where I need to quickly revert nonsense, but undo, while helpful, is not easy to use in such situations. The ability to use rollback would be helpful, thanks. Leaderboard (talk) 17:09, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 17:19, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 16:45, 17 February 2019 (UTC)


Please add me to the patroller group if posible. I'd like to be able to see unpatrolled edits to do some RC work once in a while. Thank you. --Krd 17:28, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 17:32, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 16:45, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Update Wiki Loves Africa banner Arabic translation

Please update MediaWiki:Centralnotice-WikiLovesAfrica 2019-wla2019-2/ar to reflect my edit to CNBanner:WikiLovesAfrica 2019-wla2019-2/ar to fix some typos in the translation. Thanks. --Meno25 (talk) 08:02, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks @Seddon (WMF):. --Meno25 (talk) 16:30, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Meno25 (talk) 19:20, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Interface admin needed to fix some redirects

Hi. Could an interface admin, please, fix the following double redirects? The redirect-fixing bot (User:AvicBot) can't fix them as it does not have the interface admin right.

  1. User:휴/EditCounterGlobalOptIn.js →‎ User:Hue41/EditCounterGlobalOptIn.js →‎ User:KEEPONandON/EditCounterGlobalOptIn.js
  2. User:Elsa1098/global.css →‎ User:Yesterday Once More/global.css →‎ User:HansJie/global.css
  3. User:Elsa1098/global.js →‎ User:Yesterday Once More/global.js →‎ User:HansJie/global.js

Thanks in advance. --Meno25 (talk) 16:47, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Reviewing. — xaosflux Talk 19:10, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @Meno25: resolved via deletion, these redirects were no longer useful. — xaosflux Talk 19:13, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 19:13, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning MovenpickResidencesHajarTowerMakkah

User is only here to make vandalism edits. See also edit filters triggered. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 14:37, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Blocked indef.MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:44, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Cohaf (talk) 14:26, 23 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi, could somebody please move this to User:Abdul2274/global.js? Thanks in advance. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 12:28, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:36, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
And I have deleted it as it wasn't going to work anyway. The script the user tried to call doesn't exist. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:05, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Schniggendiller (talk) 19:52, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Request for patroller/rollbacker right for user Zoranzoki21 on this wiki

Hi, I would like to get patroller/rollbacker right so I can quickly reverts vandalisms on pages. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:08, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Both of your recent reverts were for edits that were likely made in good faith. This edit was likely the user putting the translation in the wrong area (the text is a translation of the title), and this edit again seems like a good-faith addition by someone who isn't very familiar with how Meta works. In these cases, the (undo) button should be used, and you should add an edit summary that explains what the user has done wrong. Because you don't have much other experience reverting vandalism here, I'm going to say X mark.svg Not done for now, but I'd be happy to reconsider in the future. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:24, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I know to for these things should be used undo button. User which made this edit, asked me on email what he did wrong. I told him what is wrong and I explained him how he should work. Thank you for your trust! Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:28, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Cohaf (talk) 07:55, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Forum#Partial blocks on Meta-Wiki

Admins to note this post by SPoore (WMF) about rollout of partial blocks to meta.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:27, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Noticed. It's posted on several places already. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:44, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Can this section be resolved? I propose if needed a mass message to talkpages of admins or centralized notice should be be enough to raise awareness.--Cohaf (talk) 07:54, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Do you need a template around a discussion with two prior comments know when it is resolved? Killiondude (talk) 20:56, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — regards, Revi 00:46, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

New translations of Stewards' election notice

New translations FY

I've just made 4 translations (--> Special:Contributions/PiefPafPier), and was asked to leave a note here. Thanks! --PiefPafPier (talk) 09:19, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

new translation/translatio nova

Hi, I have translated the steward election message into Latin, and was asked to leave a note here. Cheers, Genericusername57 (talk) 16:21, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Saluete, nuntio procuratorum elegendorum in latinum translato, mandata sum ut hanc epistulam scriberem. Curate ut ualeatis, Genericusername57 (talk) 16:21, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Translation to Ido

Hi! I've translated "The steward elections have started. Please vote." to Ido: => "L'elekti por super-administreri (stewards) ja komencis. Videz se tu povas votar!". But the translation doesn't appear! Joao Xavier (talk) 23:10, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Ingush / ГIалгIай

I did the translation in the Ingush language --Adam-Yourist (talk) 06:43, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: Are these going through to CentralNotice? If they are, then maybe with the change in the relationships that we need to be pointing these translations to that noticeboard, rather than here, seeing it is no longer a sysop or 'crat relationship.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:07, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Yes, CN. The text is located at CNBanner:Stewvote-text1/qqq. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:11, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
I am not sure if asking people to post elsewhere will lead to have those pages updated. At least this page is actively watched. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:12, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Translation to Bikol Sentral

Hi, I already translate te banner to Bikol Central (bcl), thanks ---Philippines ShiminUfesoj Philippines 08:19, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Published. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:08, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:36, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Edit to archive

Implement this edit to Steward requests/Permissions/2013-06, to prevent the entire bottom half of the page from showing up in small green font. Pppery (talk) 17:11, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 17:36, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

There's a lot of archived pages that suffer from similar font issues. What should be done about them? Pppery (talk) 21:58, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Are they greatly affecting the archives usability? Or are they just appearing as lint errors. If it is minor issues, or just Linter errors, then, sort of falls into the <shrug> space with broken links, etc. If they are actually problematic, then we can look to fix them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:09, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
I'd personally be happy to fix any specific examples that are found, but generally I don't think a concerted effort is needed. While they are annoying they don't impair the functionality of the archives. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:25, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
These do cause large visual displays (ex: in Steward requests/Permissions/2014-04 (which I tried to fix, triggering Special:AbuseLog/552417) , the entire bottom of the page appears in blue and the bottom of the page appears as code in Steward requests/Permissions/2005), so they aren't just lint errors, although Ajraddatz is right that they don't exactly impair the functionality of the archives. Pppery (talk) 00:03, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't see the harm in someone wanting to fix them. The filter could just be brought down to & !("autopatrol" in user_rights) while someone fixes them. It can be restored after they are done. Nihlus 00:49, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
It is the philosophical question that should be answered first of what is the status of our archives, and what do we want done within them, and by whom; as the restriction placed was at the level that the stewards indicated. I am not worried about the technical solution, there are numbers of solutions available.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:38, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Reduced to patroller for now. Leaderboard (talk) 12:40, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: Really? Let me see the consensus for that. Oh wait, there isn't one. This was set at the level per their stewards' opinion. So maybe you as the most recent admin in, you could portray some patience rather than feel the need to flex some new authority.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:36, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I am not trying to flex anything of any type. I was allowed to improve the abusefilters, and that is what I am doing (in this case to reduce false-positives while keeping it effective). Feel free to revert any of my changes, with reason. Thanks. Leaderboard (talk) 14:06, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: The permissions set on that filter were purposeful and discussed with stewards at the time. There was a discussion happening right here, and to which you haven't even contributed, and to which one steward made a statement that they would make fixes and happy with the currency. So please tell me how you see the difference between improving filters and making a political decision.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:18, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, this was a little too quick for my taste, especially since you just gained the right. Editing filters like that without contributing to the discussion is odd, to say the least. My suggestion was merely a technical one which clearly had not gathered enough consensus to warrant a change to the filter. Nihlus 00:33, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
The general convention is to leave anything steward related pages for stewards to decide, AFAIK since 2014. — regards, Revi 00:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
OK then. While I did this in good faith, I apologise for this mistake and will try to stay away from such pages in the future. Leaderboard (talk) 13:25, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • @Leaderboard: you broke the bot with your changes to Special:AbuseFilter/194, and I have reverted it. Please do not make changes to disallowing filters without careful testing first. — xaosflux Talk 15:25, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
    • @Xaosflux: I apologise for this oversight on my part. Thanks for letting me know. Leaderboard (talk) 17:03, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:36, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Confirmed status for ZéroBot

Hi! I need to change an OAuth consumer I created in November 2017, but to do so it is now required to be autoconfirmed or confirmed. Can anyone please grant this bot account (which belongs to Toto Azéro) the "confirmed" rights please? Thanks, ZéroBot (talk) 12:02, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Granted for one week to expire on 2019-03-05. If you need the permissions for longer, please let me know. Currently Meta:Autoconfirmed users is stricter than before due to spam/abuse issues. Make sure you make 4 edits with this account on the Sandbox or elsewhere so it gets autopromoted in the future. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:41, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Cohaf (talk) 02:59, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of Personnal subpages


I would like to delete pages of this category:

Category CreativeC to delete not found

And also User:CreativeC/ContribColors.js and User:CreativeC/EditCounterGlobalOptIn.js.

Thanks --CreativeC (talk) 22:25, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Deleted By Xaosflux.--Cohaf (talk) 03:36, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: --Cohaf (talk) 03:36, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Changes to a translation page

Hello, could someone smarter than me please remove James Alexander's name from the list on Wikimedia Foundation elections committee? He is no longer an advisor. I've tried multiple times and get one nonsense error message after another. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:19, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

OK, I got him out, but that page is a huge mess of translate tags - needs a deep scrubbing still! — xaosflux Talk 23:44, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:44, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Cohaf (talk) 02:59, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Translation of CUCC

For the following pages:

The revisions just before FuzzyBot contained completed manual translations and they are already 100% done. Please help publish such versions.--無聊龍 (talk) 17:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

I see that there were translations taking place outside of the Translation system. When I follow the link in I see the statement "Translation to Traditional Chinese is disabled: Translate in zh please." If those extra translations are desired, then they will need to be copied over into the translation system. Best that we ping @Xaosflux: for they set the page to translate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:13, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
@無聊龍 and Billinghurst: I only enabled default translation, it seems across meta zh-hans and zh-hant are disabled as deprecated in CommonSettings.php (see $wgTranslateBlacklist section) and phab:T124013. If you would like to un-deprecate these languages I suggest starting a discussion at Meta talk:Babylon. — xaosflux Talk 04:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:I don't think it's worthy to request such change for only one project page. Is it possible to disable translation system completely on that page and we just go back to do it manually without the system? Thanks.--無聊龍 (talk) 04:48, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@無聊龍: This seems fine, to verify: you want to keep the versions in: en, zh, zh-hans, and zh-hant - correct? I'm checking the process to remove the translation and also convert the translation units back in. (Anyone else with better directions on that feel free to chime in!). — xaosflux Talk 14:14, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: That's right, thanks! --無聊龍 (talk) 15:32, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Time2wait.svg On hold - OK I know a few ways to do this, but they all loose attribution of the translation: namespace events, does anyone know of a way to preserve those revisions? — xaosflux Talk 23:09, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

(Centralnotice) Translations

to Ido

Hi! The message "The Wikimedia Foundation wants to make talk pages accessible to all, to improve the depth, quality and the health on the wikis." was translated to Ido (La fonduro Wikimedia volas acesebligar diskuto-pagini por omni, por plubonigar la profundeso, qualeso e saneso di la Wiki.), but it doesn't appear! That's why I'm asking for your help! Best regards, Joao Xavier (talk) 13:40, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:15, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Centralnotice modification in mk (Macedonian)

Hello. I have modified a term some time ago and it seems to be there, but it does not reflect on the banner. The current text at CNBanner:Stewvote-text1/mk is the correct one. I'd appreciate if it can be implemented. Thanks a lot! B. Jankuloski (talk) 11:41, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:13, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:15, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Contributions are definitely not constructive; it needs an administrator to delete it's contributions in regard to translation space. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 01:47, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Black check.svg Already done  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:24, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:15, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

List french translations containing the “·” character


I would like a list of french translations (pages ending with /fr) that countains this character: · ; but there is no requests for bots page (or I can't find it) and I don't have AWB's permissions on meta. Could you help me with it ? --CreativeC (talk) 22:40, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@CreativeC: I'm not seeing any pages like that (quarry:query/33757) - do you expect there any at all? — xaosflux Talk 23:08, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
I made 1 to make sure the query worked. — xaosflux Talk 23:10, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Instead of bot flags you should've asked for Flooder flag.--AldNonymousBicara? 01:13, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@Aldnonymous: no edits were made here, why would anyone need a flood flag? — xaosflux Talk 02:14, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah, I thought he's going to make a high volume of edits.--AldNonymousBicara? 02:49, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't need there will be so much edits to do --CreativeC (talk) 06:48, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: Thanks for the quarry but I was searching the character in the content of the page, not the title --CreativeC (talk) 06:39, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

@CreativeC: Here you go: User:PiRSquared17/Écriture inclusive. Note that the list includes all /fr content pages containing the middot character. Many of the uses are not related to écriture inclusive, but for other purposes like separating items in a list. It also excludes pages in the Translations namespace because there were too many to search, but you should be able to work backwards from the complete translation pages easily. Also, I agree with StevenJ81 that you should start a community discussion before changing them. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:12, 6 March 2019 (UTC)