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Report concerning User:Elityyyy988

Elityyyy988 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: VOA. Sgd. Hasley 19:55, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Locked by Jon Kolbert. Matiia (talk) 22:22, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Mloman-sudo

Mloman-sudo (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: empty, delete contents, etc. It is likely that some administrators will take care of it before checking this. Sotiale (talk) 11:32, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Done by Krd. --Sotiale (talk) 11:47, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:14.162.138.67

14.162.138.67 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: creating nonsense translations. Sgd. Hasley 22:14, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Nuked, thanks. Matiia (talk) 23:53, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Doinhulon

Doinhulon (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: inserting gibberish into translations. Sgd. Hasley 21:42, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:44, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
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Non-free content on Ingush Wikipedia

Hello! I am an administrator at the Ingush Wikipedia. We created criteria for using non-free content on our wiki. Who can help us, what needs to be done next so that the ability to download and use non-free files is enabled in the Ingush Wikipedia (of course, subject to the criteria for fair use)? Thank you! Sincerely, Adam-Yourist (talk) 22:26, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

I would think that Legal needs to approve everything relating to using nonfree content, considering the legal copyright nature of it. You should contact them. Vermont (talk) 22:50, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
@Adam-Yourist: Additionally please look over Non-free content and its talk page. Technically, a phabricator ticket would be needed to add the 'upload' access to the group(s) that would be uploading files locally. Please note: while the technical change is minimal, the community responsibly is not. You are the only active administrator on inhwiki and would need to patrol every upload to ensure it is properly licensed - this can be a lot of work and is really too much for one person to manage for a public project in my opinion. — xaosflux Talk 14:40, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Marking closed as this is not something that meta-wiki admins would deal with. For general discussion you may want to try Wikimedia Forum. — xaosflux Talk 14:40, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

A report regarding 149.172.160.146

149.172.160.146 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)

Nuke and block immediately. Masum Reza 13:43, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: IP is currently blocked, contribs cleaned up. — xaosflux Talk 14:31, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning User:86.173.243.35

86.173.243.35 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: vandalism. See special:contribs/86.173.243.35/16. Sgd. Hasley 20:24, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Blocked by Bsadowski1 --DannyS712 (talk) 00:44, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
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Nuke

Please nuke translations created by 202.150.3.110. Thanks! —Sgd. Hasley 13:31, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 14:06, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
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Apply to be a MassMessage sender

Hi admins,

I like to apply to be a Meta:MassMessage_senders because I want to create communication to our community contributors or Project WikiLoop Wikipedia:WikiLoop_Battlefield.

Xinbenlv (talk) 02:25, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done I don't see a need for global MassMessage rights, as it appears it is restricted to the English Wikipedia and doesn't have nearly enough editors to necessitate granting MassMessage. Vermont (talk) 03:24, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
Note, you can get messages sent on enwiki by asking at w:en:WT:MMS. — xaosflux Talk 04:05, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
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Discussion

Could I participate in the discussion? (Requests for comment/Site-wide administrator abuse and WP:PILLARS violations on the Croatian Wikipedia).Mikola22 (talk) 11:16, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

If RfC is not closed and there are no restrictions, you are always free to attend for feedback. You do not need anyone's permission. --Sotiale (talk) 11:42, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Mikola22 (talk) 14:09, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
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Central notice issues

Dear colleagues,

it seems to be some problem with central notice campaigs requests. We (Wikimedia RU) are currently organizing contest, and need a site notice for it. It was supposed that the campaign should start at December 1 (and would last until December 15). Now it's December 7, and only 8 days of the contest left, and there's still no banner of the contest.

What's wrong? Maybe we missed some procedure? We filled CentralNotice/Calendar and CentralNotice/Request entries a long ago. On the other hand, I see some banners run without any mentions on these pages. Maybe there's some other procedure that is more effective than using CentralNotice/Request? Maybe we should try IRC or Telegram channels? If yes, which ones?

Sorry for asking here, but I don't see where else to ask. I tried to address some individual sysops, but unfortunately got no responses yet - and the time now is a real issue.

I appreciate any help or advices! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 17:21, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Please accept my apologizes for the delay. I've just started the campaign. Best regards, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:08, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 19:51, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: CptViraj (📧) 01:35, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Merdge Carn_ru to Carn

If it is possible, please merge my contributions from account User:Carn_ru (made before global user account or CentralAuth was avalible) to my account User:Carn and delete User:Carn_ru page. Thanks in advance! Carn (talk) 09:29, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Sadly, merging contributions is not available at Wikimedia sites. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:29, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
Sadly, true. On Special:Version there is mw:Extension:UserMerge on meta.wikimedia.org, nevertheless I did not find usermerge permission on Special:UserGroupRights here. So it's available in principle, but no one can do it.Carn ru (talk) 09:37, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:56, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Request for "MassMessage sender" and "translation admin" rights

I would like to apply for the rights "MassMessage sender" as well as "translation admin". I am a longterm (~14 years) wikimedian and work in the software development department of Wikimedia Germany as part of the Community Communications Team since 3 years. My colleague User:Johanna Strodt (WMDE) already has these rights, but it would be good to have a second person with rights on the team to avoid problems when my colleague is not in the office. I already have experience using both features (I'm translation admin on mediawiki.org) and would use them only if necessary. -- Michael Schönitzer (WMDE) (talk) 13:55, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

I know that WMF employees have a process for requesting rights independently of local administrators. Does WMDE have this ability as well, or are local administrators to review requests for rights? Vermont (talk) 14:02, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
They have to request rights as any user. MassMessage sender can be granted by any administrator and translation admin has to be requested on RfA. Matiia (talk) 14:50, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @Michael Schönitzer (WMDE): Given there was no objection, I've decided to grant you mass message sender rights. Please request translation adminship at RFTA. Thank you! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:55, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
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delete blank pages from hu.wiktionary.org

Please, please delete the first 1400 pages from this list, as they are all blank, and there are no active admins on the project, as far as I can tell:

https://hu.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=Speci%C3%A1lis:R%C3%B6vid_lapok&limit=1500&offset=0

Csd81 (talk) 23:25, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

@Csd81: this page is only for requests for work here on the meta-wiki. huwikt has administrators, the most recent active is wikt:hu:Szerkesztővita:Szajci - you may want to try their talk page. — xaosflux Talk 03:20, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

{{Section resolved|1=Wrong venue, gave directions. — [[User:Xaosflux|<span style="color:#FF9933; font-weight:bold; font-family:monotype;">xaosflux</span>]] <sup>[[User talk:Xaosflux|<span style="color:#009933;">Talk</span>]]</sup> 03:20, 10 December 2019 (UTC)}}

No this discussion is yet to be resolved. We've had a chat on #wikimedia-stewards about your edits. Care to explain why did you blank those pages? I believe a steward already asked you at your talk page. Masum Reza 03:33, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
@Masumrezarock100: This is a metawiki-specific page, so it is the wrong page for requests and conversations that should be at SRM.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:50, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Re-closing, not metawiki topic matter  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:50, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Mark Stewards/History for translation

I think translations of this page could make people from different wikis, especially those don't read English, have a better understanding of how the steward group together with its election evolves. --̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴̴WhitePhosphorus (talk) 12:02, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg Doing... --DannyS712 (talk) 01:38, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Oh, Yes check.svg Done, sorry for not warning about my work DannyS712. —Pols12 (talk) 01:42, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Marked for translation. —Pols12 (talk) 01:42, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

User:Bbb23

Hello, please can someone ask @Bbb23: as to why I was unexpectedly blocked on the English Wikipedia and talk page access was disabled - my edits on user talk pages wishing a few festive greetings have been unexpectedly reverted on English Wikipedia, giving the reason "rv sock" and I was mistakenly blocked as a result. These users e.g. @Oshwah: would have appreciated the greeting. I was also welcomed by Chris troutman as well. Cez Cherry25 (talk) 12:14, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

@Cez Cherry25: while we here on the meta-wiki have no control over blocks on local projects, I was able to look up your stated block reason - it may not have been appearing for you. I copied it to your talk page at w:en:User talk:Cez Cherry25. The block reason template includes what the avenue for appeal is. — xaosflux Talk 12:45, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
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LTA spamming talk pages

An LTA using open proxies is spamming User talk:Katherine (WMF) and User talk:Ryan.merkley (diffs [1] [2]. Would it be possible to protect these talk pages? DraconicDark (talk) 02:44, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Protected one, and modified abuse filters for the other. Thanks for the note.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:03, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
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Getting an anti-spam block for a simple grammatical correction

When submitting a simple grammatical correction (correcting plurality in a sentence) on the Medium-Term Plan page, I'm getting an antispam flag. Please advise. --Kohl Gill (talk) 19:46, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

You should be able to save now. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:48, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
Yep, resolved! Thanks. --Kohl Gill (talk) 19:50, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: CptViraj (📧) 03:01, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Steward requests/Permissions

No reason for keeping this open for IPs. Had been vandalised in past. -- CptViraj (📧) 05:19, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Not done. We can't protect it only against IP's. This page is edited by users from small wikis who have never edited here and, thus, aren't autoconfirmed. Matiia (talk) 05:26, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
@CptViraj: Mate, it is a stewards' page, we generally wouldn't interfere on such a page. These stewards are both clueful and skillful, and know how to manage their pages without the advice or interference of others, either admins or general users.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:31, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
@Matiia and Billinghurst: I got it, Thankyou and Regards. -- CptViraj (📧) 05:36, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:31, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Nuke

Please nuke translations created by 2600:387:1:811:0:0:0:78. Thanks! —Sgd. Hasley 12:52, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:54, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: CptViraj (📧) 13:45, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protection for Bridges across Cultures

Hi! Is it possible to protect Bridges across Cultures pages and other pages related to the contest. In the past days, the main page has been vandalized several times. --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 16:47, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done for main page, X mark.svg Not done for others (not vandalized enough (yet?)) --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:51, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:42, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning User:74.215.203.165

74.215.203.165 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: blanking pages. Sgd. Hasley 16:11, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:12, 16 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:40, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning User:78.42.226.110

78.42.226.110 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Excessive vandalism Esteban16 (talk) 21:01, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Blocked by Tegel. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:41, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Nsittiandre

Nsittiandre (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: wrong translation page created, vandalism on translation pages. Sotiale (talk) 06:10, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Blocked indefinitely. Vandalism-only account. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 06:19, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User talk:Itti

User talk:Itti since a few days my talk page here and on other wikis is ongoing vandaliced. Please block global the IP-Range or protect my page. Thx. --Itti (talk) 08:47, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Protected talk page for 6 Months. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 08:56, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Bestmanners55

Bestmanners55 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: creating nonsense translations. Sgd. Hasley 21:36, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Nuked and blocked. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:33, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
And 2402:800:6340:BB9F:7D97:4939:69CC:F16B. Sgd. Hasley 23:39, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Blocked by Vermont. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:33, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
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Removal of CentralNotice adminship

Note: I moved this from Meta:Requests for CentralNotice adminship/Tim Eulitz (WMDE) - Removal Of Adminship. Matiia (talk) 03:58, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Hey, I am terminating my contract with Wikimedia Deutschland at the end of December 2019 and I would like for my CentralNotice adminship to be revoked immediately, as I will not be working on CentralNotice from this point on. Thank you, Tim Eulitz (WMDE) (talk) 13:40, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

@Tim Eulitz (WMDE): done. Matiia (talk) 03:59, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:2405:4800:205E:CE7C:30DA:6BD7:C34B:A564

2405:4800:205E:CE7C:30DA:6BD7:C34B:A564 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: creating nonsense user talk pages. Sgd. Hasley 13:39, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Krd 13:52, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
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Block request Anil ka number

Anil ka number (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) - Reasons: Inserting nonsense or gibberish into pages. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 08:58, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Done by 1997kB if I did my request. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 08:59, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
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Block request Өөрд Хальмг 70

Өөрд Хальмг 70 (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) - Reason(s): Long-term abuse. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 14:30, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Withdrawn: User is already locked. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 14:42, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
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[FYI Admins] semi-protected Jimbo's talk page

Jimbo's talk page is now just a target for abuse for anything but real accounts. As we all have better things to do than sit around and let an LTA get his jollies, and others having to react. Jimbo doesn't answer there, and one suspects he never visits, but irrespective of that, it comes to managing this wiki appropriately and equitably. Implemented semi-protection.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:53, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Prepare Global IP block exemptions for translation

AFAIK many non-English users are requesting GIPBE without even reading this doc. I hope translations would let them a bit more willing to do so. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 02:23, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg Doing... --DannyS712 (talk) 02:27, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --DannyS712 (talk) 02:32, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712: Thanks, that's quite fast. I just fixed a typo, could you please mark the new version for translation? --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 02:38, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
Already done before I saw this --DannyS712 (talk) 02:42, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
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Semi-protect Wikimedia Taiwan/Wiki Seed Of Taiwan Knowledge

Persistent vandalism. This page is an introduction and navigation of a WMTW project, and is not supposed to be edited frequently by newbies. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 07:07, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Protected indefinitely. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:14, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 08:01, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

118.167.133.61

user:118.167.133.61, who attempted to vandalize En-Wikipedia, is now harassing other users here on Meta. CLCStudent (talk) 14:41, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: Address temporarily blocked. — xaosflux Talk 15:04, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Mass message sender userrights

Dear Team,

My userrights for Massmessage sender are expiring soon and I need to send massmessage in near future as I am a international Team Member for Wikipedia Asian Month, Wiki Loves Love and Wiki Loves Women India. All the community communications for the mentioned projects are done by me. Therefore I ask an extension/permanentship of this userrights to my account. Check my contribution here. Thank you --Tiven2240 (talk) 17:56, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Done. Extended to permanent. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 08:24, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:86.173.6.152

86.173.6.152 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: vandalism. Sgd. Hasley 18:49, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:49, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Martin Urbanec! Please revoke TPA. —Sgd. Hasley 19:01, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done as well --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:02, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Mr Fenton the Tank Engine

Mr Fenton the Tank Engine (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: I am sure it's some Fenton LTA. Single wiki hence I did not send to SRG. See Userpage and etc. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:06, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:32, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning 69.125.234.201

69.125.234.201 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) Please block here (already globally blocked) and nuke pages created. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:18, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Matiia (thanks, that was fast) --DannyS712 (talk) 00:19, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
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Search Meta 2

Search Meta 2 (talk · contribs)

Spam-only account, does not seem to be a newbie. Ahmadtalk 21:14, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: Ahmadtalk 22:23, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Tune abuse filter "gambling spam" to not block normal page creation

A user on sv-wiktionary (Svenji, sysop) tried to create the page sv:wikt:놀이터 with the following content:

==Koreanska==
===Substantiv===
{{subst}}
'''놀이터''' (noriteo)
*{{uttal|ko|ipa=no̞ɾitʰʌ̹}}
#[[lekplats]]

The creation was reportedly blocked by the filter "gambling spam".

Svenji was able to re-add the content after another sysop created the page with other content. Perhaps the filter is overactive and could be tuned to allow pages like this? Skalman (talk) 23:53, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: would you take a look at filter 169 for this? — xaosflux Talk 00:21, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
@Skalman and Xaosflux: This a particularly pernicious set of spambots, active, they bust through the challenge, hence why we are at disallow. I have just looked through the hits, and that is the first false positive in 500 hits (back to 28 September) [3]. Among the positive hits, I see autoconfirmed accounts, email authenticated accounts (34+ days of age), so I am reluctant to overly simplify. I have changed the filter to have an extra test to look for the user right "noratelimit" which will allow admins, but still disallow many users without advanced rights. We could apply based on an edit count, though some spambots get around those things as well by plain user page creation, then follow-up with the spam. In short, admins can now do the creations, but it isn't a great loosening based on the word. Note that with the filter and some other similar Korean words being spammed, I did have a conversation with Revi about what would be useful to keyword block from the perspective of kowikis. Note that you can check your local hits by use of the search global-169 in your local abuselog or use special:abuselog and filter on 169 and svwiktionary (if you have sufficient rights).  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:29, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
It might be quite restrictive, but it is, unfortunately, necessary to prevent a huge spambot corps. (The discussion Billinghurst mentioned is User talk:-revi/Archives/2019#special:abuselog Korean language infused spam and the next section) This specific case "놀이터" indeed does have a use case for wiktionaries, but for the rest of the projects, it is almost always used as a spam-keyword and spam-keyword only. — regards, Revi 03:53, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
Revi, it was too restrictive a filter as I set it, and it looks as though there is a hit rate of 0 to 0.2%, so maybe I will need to go to a minimum number of edits as an alternative, and I can set that number to be significant (maybe 20 edits?). Basing it on authentication, time served, and rudimentary permissions is condemned to fail, and then have the spam come through. Though 1 false positive in 3 months is not horrid, so I am not overly worried, just wish we could find a neater tweak that would work for small wikis where intermediate permissions are not particularly used.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:52, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
For sv-wiktionary, allowing sysops is probably good enough, since quite a lot of the active users are sysops. I don't think I have sufficient permissions to view any info about abuse filters at all, so I'll have to leave the analysis of what to do to you guys. Skalman (talk) 09:49, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning User:2402:800:61A5::/48

2402:800:61A5::/48 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism only.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 21:36, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No vandalism since Dec 12. Block is not a punishment, but a mean to protect projects. Since nothing's happening from that range, the block would loose its protective nature. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:18, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
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False friend in CentralNotice messages

Hi,

Could a CentralNotice admin please replace "des libraires" by "des bibliothécaires" and add a space (preferably a non-breaking space: &nbsp;) before "!" in these messages ([[4][5])?

Thanks. --Thibaut (talk) 00:13, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Anyone? The current donation banner says in French "We are not salesman, we are booksellers [instead of librarians], [...]", it's a bit contradictory. --Thibaut (talk) 11:07, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Could you please change the translation at Special:Translate, and then ping us here to publish the new translation? I can't find the messages in a live campaign. The MediaWiki: pages you linked should not be edited directly, only through Special:Translate. Ping TSkaff (WMF) and Seddon (WMF). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:17, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Done for CNBanner:WMCH1819 dsk sm-WMCH-2018-dsksm-text/fr and CNBanner:FR2015 translations-dsk-sm-pp-one/fr but I can't fix the ones that are protected, are they outdated/no longer in use? Thanks. --Thibaut (talk) 11:27, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Published the translations. Hopefully it's all good now. PS: The link to Special:Translate interface where you did the changes is usually more useful, since that's where I can publish the changes. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:52, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:201.21.34.43

201.21.34.43 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism after warnings Esteban16 (talk) 23:39, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:17, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
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+autopatrol for User:Uruk

Long term TOTW contributor, no need to patrol. Thanks much. ----Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:39, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:11, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
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Title blacklist

I have tried to do some tidying of the page as it was a bit discombobulated. It now has a general order of

  1. technical
  2. wikis/wmf
  3. rude language
  4. stewards/admins +++
  5. problematic accounts
  6. spam

It isn't perfect, though hopefully it is better.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:31, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

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Report concerning User:Gudiyakartik

Gudiyakartik (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: maybe manual spammer. Sotiale (talk) 13:26, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done seems otherwise managed, and edits not continuing. Let us lean to AGF, so leaving unblocked at this time.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:19, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Join Joins

Join Joins (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: This users Russian translation seems to vandalism. Tiven2240 (talk) 12:46, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

It's Ukrainian language, but indeed vandalism. Removed. Stryn (talk) 14:16, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
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User:JohnLopezRealEstate

Promotional username, see this. Was editing enwp 4 years ago too, but quite sometime ago, I hesistate to go SRG but here. ----Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:37, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Not out of scope for SUL; no policy exists at Meta that puts it out of scope; wikis manage their username policies and adherence. The account hasn't spammed, and the only one who added the url here was you. We will manage it if they abuse.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:10, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Noted, pardon my oversight in this report. Best, ----Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:53, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
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Block for User:Xoniertechnologies

Spam only account, see deleted contributions. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:45, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

I've locked the account. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:46, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Basadohun1987

Basadohun1987 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: creating nonsense translations. Sgd. Hasley 21:52, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Nuked and warned, thanks. Matiia (talk) 22:09, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
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Request for sending a mass message

Hi, apologing if this is the wrong place for this. Could someone (admin/mm sender) please send the content via Special:MassMessage for me?

Thanks! --KOKUYO (talk) 14:00, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

@-revi: Would you like to handle?  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:13, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Sure in a few hours. Gisado (talk) 14:16, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
@KOKUYO, I will add ~~~~ at the end of the message. It will be automatically replaced with a bot's signature. If you want to add your own signature, add yours at the end and I'll put the timestamp after the signature. Gisado (talk) 14:21, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
@Gisado, please use bot's signature at the end of the message. Thanks!--KOKUYO (talk) 18:33, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Tiven2240 (talk) 08:17, 3 January 2020 (UTC)

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