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Apologies if this is not the correct venue for this type of request, but can someone please lock the account of SonyMarathi (talk · contribs)? This is yet another sockpuppet of the the cross-wiki abusing Pratik thete (talk · contribs). xplicit 09:35, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

@Pratik thete: You should probably use Steward requests/Global. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 09:38, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Explicit: fix ping. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 09:40, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I see it now. Thanks! xplicit 09:43, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
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Requests for comment/Abusive stewart of Korean Wikipedia

Created by an obvious sock. Could an admin close (and preferably delete)? --Rschen7754 05:31, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

I saw it but skipped it because it was too fun to do stuff on there... Jokes aside, it's about me (while frivolous) so I'm not going to act on it. — regards, Revi 05:52, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Now deleted by WikiBayer. --Blablubbs (talk) 12:18, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
deleted: That was pure trolling. Should we block the user too? I do not think he will ever work constructively.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 12:20, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Let's observe then, I don't see them continuing for now. This is a little stale to block for now. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:43, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
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Meta:Requests for adminship/Zacharycook292

The creator have no other edits.--GZWDer (talk) 00:15, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

They're apparently an LTA, deleted the RfA. GeneralNotability (talk) 00:52, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
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Central Notice banner


If a CN-sysop could please fix the InternationalWomensDayMonth banner by doing the following:

Within the style sheet, please add to #cnotice-translation-link:

color: white;

and then on a new line please add:

#cnotice-translation-link a {
    color: white;

This should make the [Help with translations!] text easier to read! :D –MJLTalk 05:44, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

@MJL I respectfully disagree, it would make it white, on a white background. I'd say it makes it much harder to read ;). Am I missing something?
Note that on my screen, it appears like Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:00, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Suggest following up at CentralNotice/Request/Int. Womens day 2021 where another problem with this banner have been raised, waiting for replies. — xaosflux Talk 13:46, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Will do. –MJLTalk 18:38, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Weird, this is how I see it on my screen. –MJLTalk 18:38, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done that's the UCDM banner though--Sakretsu (炸裂) 20:05, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:30, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Updating CentralNotice for Wu language

Hello, I need someone's help to update CentralNotice message from these translations:

Is it necessary to request for update every time after translating? --Lt2818 (talk) 04:10, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Done. I think someone is usually checking and publishing these without any request here, but sometimes it can take many days, so it's faster to ask here. Stryn (talk) 07:34, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
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Protection of page on Meta


could someone please protect Gender gap/International Women's Day? We decided to increase visibility for the banner for IWD, so the page will be getting lots of traffic today. Ciell (talk) 08:16, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Black check.svg Already done to March 15.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:48, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:30, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Request to mark a page for translation

Could a translation administrator please mark Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees/Call for feedback: Community Board seats/Conversations/Topic panels for translation? Already thanks. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 09:17, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I protected the page which essentially made a null edit to this page. This made it so that marking for translation was not neccesary anymore (as there are no actual changes to the content itself). --Wiki13 (talk) 09:21, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Marked for translation after fixing something. --Minoraxtalk 09:26, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:30, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Request to mark a page for translation

Could a translation administrator please mark this page for translation? Already thanks. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 17:42, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Stryn --ZabeMath (talk) 18:55, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
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Request for Mass messaging rights (again)

Hi, I was previously granted massmessage rights for one year upon my request. The right is now expired. As I am in the organizing team of Wiki Loves Food 2021 in India and will be in the organizing team of Wiki Loves Monuments in India for next few years along with different other projects, it would be helpful if the massmessage rights is given to me again. Thanks in advance. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 06:10, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg refreshed
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:05, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Report concerning User: (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: adding nonsense, reverting undos Jan Myšák (talk) 08:34, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Black check.svg Already done  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:07, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:07, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for "Patroller" right

Hello. I'd like to request for the "Patroller" right on Meta-Wiki. I'm a rollbacker on and am an active SWMT patroller, and have patrolled Meta-Wiki via SWViewer and the global abuse log. I'd like to request patroller rights so that I can easily rollback vandal/LTA edits on Meta (I do have Twinkle Global but I run into filters some times, a difficulty that I would not face with rollback). Thanks, Karam06 (talk) 05:00, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

I am not certain that I am comfortable granting those rights at this time when looking at your block at Wikidata.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:12, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
@Jasper Deng: Would you mind helping us here in determing the merits of the request as you are the blocking admin. Thanks much. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:42, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

@Billinghurst, Camouflaged Mirage, and Jasper Deng: Hi , I agree that I was blocked on Wikidata, it was a courtesy, I was blocked on Wikidata without telling me, I should get a chance to repent. I had to create another account on Wikipedia because of a big issue. Was pleading with all of you managers to understand my strengths, and give me a chance. Thanks, Karam06 (talk) 12:34, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Karam06, I am hesitant. The block in this case is your lack of understanding of a policy crucial to rollback, that is sockpuppetry. What you had described is clearly against en:WP:ILLEGIT in the sense of creating an illusion of support as well as evasion of scrutiny by creating another account. I also note this global rollback request which was denied. I had given you quite a lot of encouragement there but then upon a review of your edits then and now, I did not see any evidence of active activity in SWMT. You seemed to request for permissions and had little use of them. I am also concerned about the asking of multiple stewards / GS for rollback on hiwp. Taken in all, this seemed to me at least on the surface as a case of en:WP:HATCOLLECTING as you don't have any undos apart from 2 self undos and 0 deletion taggings. I will not close this but with all these red flags, I am really not inclined to grant. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:59, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Also, why have you been blocked at Wikidata for socking? Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 18:02, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
For using 2 accounts to vote on something a few months ago: wikidata:Special:PermaLink/1322151992xaosflux Talk 18:59, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done due to the recent wikidata blocks for inappropriate behavior in metaprocesses and lack of need here. I suggest you engage wikdiata to resolve your block on at least on of your accounts and be sure to always clearly declare a relationship between your accounts Special:CentralAuth/Karam06 and Special:CentralAuth/मोहित_राज_मोहित on any project that you have a need to use both accounts on. — xaosflux Talk 18:59, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
After that, if you are still active a few months or so afterwords, and show a modest need here on meta-wiki, go ahead and re-request. — xaosflux Talk 19:02, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

@Xaosflux: Hi, How do I prove that these two accounts belong to me as if I am a block on Wikidata andSpecial:CentralAuth/मोहित_राज_मोहित Which I created because of the problem, such as why I was blocked on Wikidata and why I created another account, why were I not asked such questions and I am inhibited from editing your talks as well, I request you to please talk to me on Wikidata But to resolve this issue, give me the opportunity to edit the talks.Thanks, Karam06 (talk) 01:19, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

@Karam06: you can edit your own talk page on wikidata. There, you can request an unblock by using the unblock template to ask for a review. (see wikidata:Template:unblock for the parameters). Explain everything that happened, and how you plan to avoid the problems in the future and one of their administrators will review it. — xaosflux Talk 01:27, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: DannyS712 (talk) 17:43, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Autopatrol for YFdyh000

YFdyh000 (SUL) is a long-term contributor on both zhwiki and meta. I feel there are no need to patrol his edits so I'm requesting autopatrol for him. Thanks, WhitePhosphorus (talk) 04:28, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Minoraxtalk 06:52, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: DannyS712 (talk) 17:43, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

protection request

There's some really lame trolling going on on my talk page that has no relation whatsoever to Meta, I assume their IP is blocked at en.wp at that's why they are over here. A short protection and/or a CU block should do the trick. (it's all the same troll) Beeblebrox (talk) 02:19, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. @Beeblebrox: I SPP'd your talk for a month. — xaosflux Talk 02:24, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Request protect

User talk:Sotiale,Bishal Khan/জঙ্গলবাসী harass.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 13:22, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

@MCC214: While I am not an admin, personally I think it is not a good idea unless the user themselves want it protected (because talk pages are often used by IP users for unblock requests). Leaderboard (talk) 14:03, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Protect is nonsense. This LTA use then a other talk page.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 14:57, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
A small filter for this LTA Special:AbuseFilter/274 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 15:19, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done It's best to keep it as honeypot for the time being. Let's observe how the filter works. I don't see the need of someone requesting an admin talk page being protected on behalf of them, if they want to protect, they will do it themselves. Do re-report if the above measures seems inadequate. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:27, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
    Comment Comment @MCC214: I don't think that you should further report in any circumstance. The advanced users here can manage themselves or seek assistance as they need.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:12, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
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Abuse rule activation on user page creation

Hi there, I tried to create my user page with the following message:

Hi there! I'm a beginner editor, mainly focusing on Wikipedia and Wiktionary. Feel free to mention me in my talk page if you need anything from me, or on another talk page.

However, this error appeared:

Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Global "ntsamr"-pattern spambot filter

What should I do now?


DoggieTimesTwo (talk) 16:55, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

@DoggieTimesTwo: Try again. It should work now. Leaderboard (talk) 16:58, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
@DoggieTimesTwo Apologies, this is unintended. I had created the page on behalf of you. Happy editing. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:58, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! DoggieTimesTwo (talk) 17:03, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: False positive, has been worked around. — xaosflux Talk 18:18, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

MassMessage sender right request for Ата

I'd like to help sending messages regarding Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month results to its participants and possibly other similar projects. I'm asking for the hat for two weeks at least. Thank you. Ата (talk) 21:43, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

@Ата Yes check.svg Done Hello, I just applied it indefinitely, since you're a trusted user and can be trusted with this permission. Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:31, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:2806:2F0:4021:E9C9:64F8:977:C32C:1BDF

2806:2F0:4021:E9C9:64F8:977:C32C:1BDF (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Vandalism. --NGC 54 (talk / contribs) 19:47, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Done. Sgd. —Hasley 19:48, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Sgd. —Hasley 20:44, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for mass-message right for Timur Vorkul (WMDE)

Hi! I work in the community communication in the Tech Wishes Team at Wikimedia Germany, along with Johanna Strodt (WMDE). This occasionally includes sending mass messages to as many communities as possible to inform about planned changes. Thank you! --Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (talk) 14:57, 23 March 2021 (UTC)

@Johanna Strodt (WMDE): can you vouch for this account as it is a brand new user account with barely any global contributions. — xaosflux Talk 09:40, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Yes, I can, thanks for asking. Timur is a new student in our team and will support me and my team mates by spreading information about the Technical Wishes project. I'll take care that they'll get a proper introduction to onwiki communication (and mass messages in particular) before the first mass message is sent. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 16:14, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done added for a year, if you need again after that please let us know. — xaosflux Talk 16:22, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: — xaosflux Talk 14:20, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia access

The system isn't letting me log in to Wikipedia. It simply claims there is a problem with my session. I was tasked to edit an article for a class project. Katie Turkington (talk) 14:36, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

@Katie Turkington: - what is the exact error message you get when you try to log in or edit on Wikipedia? -- Green Giant (talk) 18:10, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Smells like a cookies issue. When being logged in here, try following the link w:Charles Dickens and see if you maintain your login. (I think that we can remove the personal commentary, it is unnecessary for the resolution, and I would suggest from refraining from such public assumptions.)  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:08, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Block request

This section was archived on a request by: Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 05:35, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Grant right for former account

I would like to change the User:Matthias~metawiki as I am the same person (I have changed the account) but it is currently not possible. Geez, thanks! --Mateus2019 (talk) 05:00, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Metawiki admins cannot help. Chat to the stewards at SRUC and you are wanting to usurp the account, however, unless you have clear proof that you are the old account, then there will be issues.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:10, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
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Block request

Comment Comment: This user has already been banned on Russian Wikipedia for deliberately misgendering a transgender person and abusive, derogatory phrases based on sex and gender (see ru:Википедия:Форум администраторов#Бесконечный цикл). – Mrakia 09:42, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

From looking at their block listing, it would seem more appropriate to get a global ban discussion under way.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:14, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: At 5 wiki's, 1Goldberg2 has been blocked for vandalism. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 12:38, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I can count. They are also a contributor of more than 30k edits.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:47, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
With only 2 edits to the meta-wiki, no one ever talking to them about their edits, no warnings here, nor anyone even pointing them to the meta-wiki policies I don't see why meta admins should block this user right now. Feel free to remind them of WM:URB and if there is repeat behavior post back here. Edits other projects find disruptive don't mean local blocks here, but as billinghurst mentioned, if this person is being globally disruptive in general a global ban discussion can be opened. — xaosflux Talk 15:55, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Lint errors

Can someone unprotect (or alternatively fix) these lint errors?

  • Talk:Spam_blacklist/Archives/2007-03
  • Proposals_for_closing_projects/Closure_of_Tamil_Wikinews

Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 16:00, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg fixed  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:11, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
@Billinghurst:, there is a tricky lint problem in the Tamil Wikinews page that hasn't been fixed. It would be helpful if you could fix it, because it is still fully protected for some reason. Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 21:30, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
It isn't showing visually, are we unnecessarily fussing about semantics? If you truly want it fixed, then you are going to need to paste the linterror url. Re protection, talk to the language committee, that is theirs to control.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:26, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I can't see it anymore; might have been a cache issue. Thanks for fixing. Leaderboard (talk) 07:54, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:16, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

GA Wikipedia - Extending 'upload'/'reupload' rights to a group other than the six admins

Hi. I am Guliolopez; one of a limited number of admins and bureaucrats on the Irish language Wikipedia project. Some time ago (likely in response to an increase in copyvio issues) the upload and reupload permissions were limited to admins (riarthóirí) of the GA project only. This seems to be causing several issues. Not least counterproductive behaviours on Commons (where, faced with no apparent alternative for FUR images) otherwise well-intention editors are uploading non-free content to Commons. And reacting to the feedback that then arises. I've also not really been able to address similar questions/issues raised on my own project Talk page. Anyway. I was wondering what would need to happen before, perhaps, the upload and reupload permissions could be extended to the "confirmed" user group on the GA project. Which is a relatively limited group. The membership of which the project's crats could easily manage. If I have the ability to assign upload rights to the "confirmed" user group myself, I don't know how. If someone else has the ability, I'd appreciate some input/assistance on how to request this type of change. Guliolopez (talk) 16:17, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Guliolopez. Adding upload permissions to different user groups requires a configuration change which has to be requested on Phabricator following the requesting wiki configuration changes procedure providing community consensus. The Irish language Wikipedia is in the commonsuploads.dblist group, which indeed allows only administrators to upload files locally. Meta-Wiki administrators and/or bureaucrats cannot make wiki configuration changes. Please let me know if you have further questions and I'll try to assist. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:36, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
OK. Thanks MarcoAurelio. I will seek to confirm if there is community consensus. And (if there is) then work with the configuration change procedure. Thanks. Guliolopez (talk) 16:41, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Stewies do it for free

Stewies do it for free (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: LTA Samuele2002 (Talk!) 11:10, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. -- CptViraj (talk) 11:15, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:SIAVASHBARANi

SIAVASHBARANi (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Flood, out of topic Pols12 (talk) 03:49, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done let us see.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:40, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
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Sat Spam

None of these spam item are written in the language of the this dead Wiki. Can someone here take care this? --Trade (talk) 11:33, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

@Trade: Yes check.svg Done Typically meta admins are not global sysops, so best to just label with {{delete}} or ping SRM.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:38, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
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Edit request

I received a request for help on my talkpage, per this. There is a request by a trusted user to alter the archives of SRG, as some of the links used by the users apparently cannot be compatible for non-PRC users to access. They tried to implement the changes via Special:AbuseLog/1248163, Special:AbuseLog/1184740, Special:AbuseLog/1184735, Special:AbuseLog/1184738 which all 4 are rightly blocked by the filter. Initially I had helped them made some changes accordingly as I think it's sensible. However, after being asked to change more, I felt this is a massive change to archives and I am hesitant to do so without consensus. Hence, I reverted all the edits pending some consensus here to do so. Placing on RFH as it concerns sysop rights in general. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:58, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

@Camouflaged Mirage: Is there a reason the editmirror substring is part of all these links? For the record, it does not work for me either, and I'm not in PRC (getting protocol errors or Error 1020 access denied). The webpage does not show up anywhere on Google, and hence this change makes sense to me. Leaderboard (talk) 10:10, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Leaderboard Yeah, the point is that it doesn't work for anyone not in PRC. And per my talkpage, the requestor hope that you can remove the "mirror" references (i.e. those words you put in code) as it will be indexed. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:56, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: I might be missing something, but why should that link be removed (I understand that it will be indexed, but is that supposed to be an issue)? Leaderboard (talk) 15:30, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Leaderboard Not sure too...but that's what they said on my talkpage. (last section for now) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:31, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Could you ask the requester on the reason? I am just a bit confused on the rationale. Leaderboard (talk) 15:33, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Because such sites are inherently illegal, being indexed means "public". AnYiLinTalk 15:38, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@Leaderboard ^. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:39, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@AnYiLin: I am not getting it; what do you mean by "inherently illegal"? I am not aware of any rule or law that makes these sites "illegal". Leaderboard (talk) 15:47, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Such sites are prohibited by national laws in China. And sorry, I am not very good at using English. AnYiLinTalk 15:51, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
@AnYiLin: That is not a reason to remove a link that is allowed by US law, is it? Leaderboard (talk) 15:54, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, it is allowed by U.S. law, but it is not allowed by Chinese law. Being indexed means it can be searched in China, which is not safe for me. The object of "unsafe" is me, not the website. AnYiLinTalk 16:04, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
That isn't a strong enough reason for me, but I will leave it to others to see what they think. Leaderboard (talk) 11:50, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. AnYiLinTalk 14:33, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: Being indexed means being published on the Internet, which is not a good thing. Not safe, nor expected. AnYiLinTalk 15:56, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
This change definitely makes sense, and we may need a filter to prevent this in future. Some background knowledge: is a popular mirror site on zhwiki operated by a local interface-admin. For PRC users, when they visit Wikimedia projects via this site, all the official urls in the response (html, js, css and etc.) will be replaced by the mirror site ones, this includes urls appearing in the edit box. On zhwiki we have a filter to ask user to fix these links manually before submit the edit. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 11:20, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Up to now, my site has been able to display the correct text to users and send it to the original server, unless users use a self-developed or very unpopular JavaScript gadget. The main purpose of the local filter has become to block links from other sites instead of mine. This request is only to correct errors left over from the early stages of development. Of course, if this request can promote a global filter, it will be better. AnYiLinTalk 15:31, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Archives are archives; these are not active content pages. I don't see the need to fix them, users can manually modify any links they are choosing to visit if they so require. If truly necessary stick a single note at the top of the section that directs users to manually modify the link from A -> B.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:21, 28 March 2021 (UTC)