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All content in Category:Indefblocked Meta users[edit]

Now that the category is gone, maybe we should just nuke all its entries there. Ping @Herbythyme, Trijnstel, and Billinghurst. I've been testing a deletion script recently. I can delete them all using either my admin account or creating an ad hoc bot admin account for that only purpose. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:09, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

I believe that some need to be retained, and those retained need a suitable category. Some are clear community level bans that happened through discussion and such pages should not be deleted, which is why I stopped the other day and left comment with my pings. So at this stage, my retention thoughts are anything that has a user page, and a user talk page with {{unblock}} definitely, and anything that is a size above a minimal level size (not yet worked out what size, but something that has a discussion and not just a template with warning).  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:12, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Maybe some can be kept, but all? I don't think so. Any ideas? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:17, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
From flicking through random pages in category, there are a lot of spambots, and they should go, all of those makes it harder to see those we may want to keep. Gut feel that as a first cut we do NOT want user talk pages on list that are less than 1800 bytes, and do not contain {{unblock}}. Though we may want to get there in a couple of steps. Firstly clear just those with {{warning message}} but not {{welcome}} and not {{unblock}} and less than 1000 bytes.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:44, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
And using special:massdelete gadget (s:MediaWiki:Gadget-massdelete.js) with account on flooder with a select list is how I was going to do it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:49, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Is it an idea to manually start deleting pages we definitely want to get rid of? Trijnsteltalk 22:08, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
I can pull a list of user/user talk pages no longer than, say, X bytes long, paste the output on a file and run a deletion script for them if that helps. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:52, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, please. @Billinghurst: you will communicate with MarcoAurelio about this, I assume? Trijnsteltalk 18:09, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Selecting all talk pages whole length => 600 bytes returns ~60k results. I guess I need some sort of join with members of that category or if anyone has a better idea? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:08, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

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@Billinghurst and Trijnstel: I made a query: https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/24536 -- does the results look right to you? If so, I can delete them. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:05, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

All IP talk pages older than 1 year[edit]

Some time ago MZMcBride did cleanup old IP talk pages. I guess we should do the same once more. Thoughts? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:13, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

It's ok for me, we can keep several of them if needed.--Syum90 (talk) 10:54, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Why they should be removed? The old discussion from 2009 is here btw: Meta:Babel/Archives/2009-01#Old_IP_talk_pages. Stryn (talk) 18:21, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Don't see the value in doing it. So unless there is a good argument put forward, not in favour.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:53, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
To me, the value in doing it—always assuming that the pages are quiet for a year—is that IP talk pages almost always reflect warnings of one sort or another, but not warnings that necessarily apply to a new IP coming to the project. Why start someone off with a negative perception? StevenJ81 (talk) 16:25, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Deleting IP talk pages never made sense to me, they could serve as warnings and might indicate if an IP is abusive in the same manner as before, if their would be consensus to delete I would move the IP talk pages to an archive and don't leave a redirect. --Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 11:00, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
If anything, I would suggest that archiving (not deleting) any IP talk pages (not currently blocked) with messages more than six months old, leaving a sharedIP notice and a note linking to the block log if there are any past blocks. That would balance the need to present a more friendly talkpage for innocent new users and the need to keep track of previous warnings and blocks. Green Giant (talk) 11:25, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
I support Green Giant's suggestion as a more reasonable alternative to deletion. Archiving without redirect is effectively the same as deletion as it just buries it from sight. --mikeu talk 16:17, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
By 'archive' here I hope we mean 'archive to history' , not creating actual /archive subpages. — xaosflux Talk 16:59, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Sorry, I didn’t see your comment but yes leaving it in file history, not subpages. Green Giant (talk) 02:50, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Old IP talk pages typically aren't needed and they add unnecessary clutter to the live wiki and to database dumps. The idea that you'd need to reference a warning to an IP address from 2009 is pretty silly. And without any means of knowing whether the same individual is associated with the IP address, it's almost entirely meaningless whether the user was warned so long ago. Even if we could know it's the same person now as it was ten years ago, such an old warning would usually be stale and inapplicable so much later. --MZMcBride (talk) 23:21, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@MZMcBride: I agree. Do you keep by chance the script you used to do that in the past? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:09, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Wiktionary/Tremendous Wiktionary User Group/affiliates[edit]

As Template:Ping/twug below. --Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talk) 09:00, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

  • oppose keep it though blank it. People should be welcome to add themselves to a group. They should not be added by a third party. If that is not able to be managed by self-control then we can write an abuse filter, or have a different perspective of abuse.

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Requests for undeletion[edit]

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