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Copyrighted works on the Esperanto Wikisource[edit]

Status:    On hold

The works of Kazimierz Bein (Kabe) are not yet in public domain. The author died in 1959. The pages should be deleted now and undeleted in 10 years. There is no active community on this wiki and there are no admins.

Pages containing copyrighted material:

Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 14:11, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

@Robin van der Vliet: As these works have been there for years (2012), they should at least have the semblance of a deletion discussion with whatever community may be there, and for at least a month so allowing suitable opportunity for comment. Though it will be a forlorn hope, please ping the contributor.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:34, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
I informed the creator of most of those pages here, but I don't really see what we should discuss. The pages constitute a clear copyright violation. Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 15:42, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
They have been there six years, waiting through a discussion is not problematic. The community should be given the right to have that discussion. It allows a local record to exist for others to see, it educates, it informs and allows a community to be a community. It allows a local permalink to be used on any deletion, and a clear authority for people to act to delete. What is so urgent or imperative that a discussion cannot be held.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:10, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Also noting that some of the works have been added by Frglz (talk · contribs), so please ping them in the discussion. Thanks..  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:13, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
I also pinged them in the discussion. For me personally it's not a problem to wait, I am just accustomed to how copyvios work on Commons. When I nominate something there, it gets deleted in an instant without any discussion, that's why I was surprised when you said "at least a month". Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 02:15, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
I moved the discussion to this page, because there are a lot more copyrighted works stored on the Esperanto Wikisource than I first noticed. I linked all I could find in that new page. Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 13:34, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Wikisources work differently to Commons, especially in sporadic editing. I am also unsure exactly the copyright rules they apply, it may not be Commons rules. Being pre-1923 works, if eoWS are working only to US copyright alone, they will not be copyright violations. This is why the community conversation should be taking place by those who know the local rules, rather than applying another wiki's rules.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:40, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
If they require the texts to be PD also in the first publication country, the texts should be moved do Multilingual Wikisource before deletion. Ankry (talk) 14:01, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  • What is the status of this request? I am ready to import files to oldwikisource, but I will not do that if their deletion is not due or if it is not to be performed soon (to avoid duplication). Ankry (talk) 06:25, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Cross-wiki vandals[edit]

Status:    In progress

On the advice of @Tomybrz:, it's enough to have my user pages & my talk user pages being vandalized because i'm a sysop on the french WP. I'm looking for where asking in one go the definitive Extended confirmed protection for all my pages on all projects. Thx for answering. OT38 (talk) 17:15, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Note for information : I talk with Billinghurst on irc, and he tell me to "get them to leave a note on my user talk page, I already have the bones of such a filter". Regards Tomybrz Bip Bip 17:22, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
There is no such thing as "extended confirmed protection". Ruslik (talk) 20:39, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
It exists only on the English Wikipedia. Vermont (talk) 22:36, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment @OT38: As the conversation is here, let us continue it here. It sets some general conversation about similar cases, and looks to manage some of the precedence. As has been mentioned, we can write global abuse filters, though they do not cover the large wikis (frWP and enWS are different as they accepted global filters), and this can cover a range of actions from creation and editing with the flexibility of the components of abusefilters. That said we don't want to get overly complicated in the schema, it does allow us to utilise it for numerous cases of xwiki abuse and harassment.

We can do something like where page does not exist, do not allow non-autoconfirmed users to create a page. We can go stronger and apply for all wikis and write the pages into title blacklist and use the <autoconfirmed> though that becomes a very big and unwieldy stick with little in the way of finesse.

This could become a can of worms and setting a lot of global work if many people started requesting it. So this could be something that may involve SPoore's anti-harassment project as a more holistic response to such problems.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:20, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

billinghurst, letting you know that I saw your comment. Do you know if anyone has started a phabricator ticket describing the problem we're trying to solve and possible solutions? If not, we need to that to get it on the record. SPoore (WMF) Strategist, Community health initiative (talk) 15:20, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@SPoore (WMF): probably not been put into a phabricator ticket. When I have some time ...  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:24, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@SPoore (WMF) and Billinghurst: This night my user page & my talk user page has been vandalized 85 times on 30 different projects. Besides ignoring it, what can I do now ? OT38 (talk) 04:06, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
For now a global title blacklist that prevents non-autoconfirmed users from creating your user and user talk pages may be a solution (for the ones already created and you don't need, you may request to have them deleted too). This might be hard to do because the cross-language namespace could be tricky. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 04:42, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@PlyrStar93: Where a global title blacklist can be requested ? Can this title blacklist be applied on user talk pages too ? OT38 (talk) 05:11, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Request at Talk:Title blacklist. The syntax I can think of would be something like .*:OT38 <autoconfirmed> to catch language variations on namespaces (including user and user talk namespaces) and the page name without namespace to be exactly "OT38" so there won't be much overkill. Existing pages can still be edited, but non-autoconfirmed users will not be able to create new page. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 05:17, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@OT38: I am going to hasten slowly on this construction if we are utilising title blacklist. This addition will stop editing and creation by non-autoconfirmed. If we have the issue on so many wikis, and you have existing user or user talk pages, then we need to manage those as well. Now, as I have hard-coded user/user talk, I am pretty certain that it will only function on default English language wikis, though let us test it for function prior to expanding. I do wish to minimise possible negative consequences of that big ugly stick.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:07, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Thx a lot for the time you give to my request. OT38 (talk) 19:53, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
The magic word hasn't worked. Page creation by new users is still happening. Not sure if it's because the conversion only happens at Meta so page names in other wikis will have to match the converted result at Meta. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:42, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

css request for yi.wikipedia[edit]

Status:    In progress

MediaWiki:common.css at Yi.wikipedia needs some modification so that references can be given non-numerical tags. Something like (but not sure whether this will actually do the job)

/* Make the list of references smaller */

/* Keep in sync with Template:Refbegin/styles.css */


div.reflist {

font-size: 90%; /* Default font-size */

margin-bottom: 0.5em;


div.reflist ol.references {

font-size: 100%; /* Reset font-size when nested in div.reflist */

margin-bottom: 0; /* Avoid double margin when nested in div.reflist */

list-style-type: inherit; /* Enable custom list style types */

} --פוילישער (talk) 11:03, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

@פוילישער: is there a consensus in the community for this? Discussion somewhere as reference?  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:08, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
As I said, I do not even know whether this will work. But there is a problem which needs to be addressed. Preferably someone with the technical knowledge should advise. --פוילישער (talk) 13:13, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
 פוילישער, what do you mean by non-numerical tags? If by chance what you are trying to achieve is that what on w:yi:User:Base/References says 1.0, 1.1 would say a, b what you need to do is to edit w:yi:MediaWiki:Cite references link many format. See it in English Wikipedia for an example. See also the documentation. If that is not what you are trying to achieve though, could you elaborate more please? --Base (talk) 22:36, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Image cleanup on is.wikisource[edit]

Status:    In progress

Local discussion: is:s:Wikiheimild:Potturinn#Færa_myndir_á_Commons, is:s:User talk:Aris4444‎, is:s:User talk:Óli Gneisti‎

Please delete the following images from is.wikisource. They are all on Wikimedia Commons.

I have filed an proposal on the local village pump and on the user pages of all uploaders, which are only two in this case. No opposes where made in any of these three discussions during the two weeks that have passed since I posted them.

The files are all free and should be on Wikimedia Commons. I have allready uploaded those files who where not on Commons to Wikimedia Commons. I have made sure that all of the image links will still link to the correct image after the deletion. All of the files where uploaded to is.wikisource with limited or no information, but I have added information to some of the files.

Here is the list of files:

  1. is:s:Mynd:003.JPG.svg
  2. is:s:Mynd:1001.JPG.svg
  3. is:s:Mynd:1001b2-wiki.pdf
  4. is:s:Mynd:Angurgapi.png
  5. is:s:Mynd:Fengur.png
  6. is:s:Mynd:Fjölnir.png
  7. is:s:Mynd:Freyr.png
  8. is:s:Mynd:Ginfaxi.png
  9. is:s:Mynd:Ginnir.png
  10. is:s:Mynd:Karlamagnús Annað kerfi.png
  11. is:s:Mynd:Karlamagnús Fyrsta kerfi.png
  12. is:s:Mynd:Karlamagnús Þriðja kerfi.png
  13. is:s:Mynd:Kaupaloki.png
  1. is:s:Mynd:Norsk avfintyri b1.pdf
  2. is:s:Mynd:Róðukross.png
  3. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 1.png
  4. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 10.png
  5. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 11.png
  6. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 2.png
  7. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 3.png
  8. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 4.png
  9. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 5.png
  10. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 6.png
  11. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 7.png
  12. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 8.png
  1. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 9.png
  2. is:s:Mynd:Skipaði hún ambáttum sínum að þjóna henni eins og drottningu sinni.svg
  3. is:s:Mynd:Smérhnútur.png
  4. is:s:Mynd:Stafir móti illum sendingum 1.png
  5. is:s:Mynd:Stafir móti illum sendingum 2.png
  6. is:s:Mynd:Stafir til að sjá þjóf 1.png
  7. is:s:Mynd:Stafir til að sjá þjóf 2.png
  8. is:s:Mynd:Varð Núreddín þá sem steini lostinn og hengdi niður höfuðið.svg
  9. is:s:Mynd:Ægishjálmur.png
  10. is:s:Mynd:Þekkur.png
  11. is:s:Mynd:Þjófastefna.png
  12. is:s:Mynd:Þrumur.png
  13. is:s:Mynd:Þundur.png
  14. is:s:Mynd:Þórshamar.png
  15. is:s:Mynd:Þúsund og ein nótt.svg

--Snaevar (talk) 15:36, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

I noticed that some of the files are still in use. Ruslik (talk) 15:59, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
@Snaevar: Ruslik (talk) 15:43, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Am.Wikipedia add to GS[edit]

Status:    In progress

amWiki has one active Admin with last log action on 2019-06-18 00:58. many deletion requests have been open for months. (old consens to Opt-out)--WikiBayer 👤💬 19:49, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

See Stewards'_noticeboard/Archives/2019-04#Add_am.wikipedia.org_to_GS_wikiset. Ruslik (talk) 09:14, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Ok thanks this discussion I did not know --WikiBayer 👤💬 14:45, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
I've notified amwiki community about this proposal. I'm in favour of processing this unless the community explicitly objects. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:58, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
As per my comment on SN, can this message be posted in am language? I really wish to engage the community to hear what they wants, given we banned one of their longstanding administrators as a global community (a decision I supported too if I remembered correctly) and the community is quite adverse to SWMT interference. I know there are vandals running free there, but I hope we will be seen as helping and not encroaching. Best Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 17:56, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Not really sure what community you're talking about, the only edits there in the last 30 days are by TE/CS banned socks, spammers, vanity spammers and a handful of non-constructive edits. I would think this would qualify under an emergency procedure at this point.Praxidicae (talk) 17:58, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, then I concur that this is sort of an emergency. I know this isn't here but can we define some sort of emergency proceedures to make it clearer when we can add and how (like how many days notification). If there is no objection locally to add, I will think that we leave them a message explaning why we are adding and how they could remove themselves from the system if needed. --Cohaf (talk) 18:10, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

ːThe Admin that was banned was a very big asset to Amharic wikipedia. I guess that is a moot point now. However, being part of that wikipedia, I support the participation of global Sysops to tidy it up. One thing I want to caution is, some of it is not vandalism. It is just people learning how to participate in wikipedia. Sysops need to be careful not to discourage those who want to contribute positively but are not yet skilled. It could be discouraging when the little you post that you can improve upon another day is deleted. Hgetnet (talk)


Status:    Done

Hello, I am admin of Zazaki Wikipediya, we should renew and update diq:MediaWiki:Vector.css and diq:MediaWiki:Common.css pages, the system has some problems, but we aren't entitled to do so, may someone help us please? Vuzorg (talk) 04:55, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

What exactly do you want us to do? Ruslik (talk) 08:54, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
@Vuzorg:--WikiBayer 👤💬 17:06, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

There are some problems in Zazaki Wikipedia, we should resolve them but as local admins, we aren't entitled to do so

  1. There is no title from the wikipedia, free encyclopedia on the top of any article in Zazaki Wikipedia.
  2. Another problem arises on the tab, there are quotation marks on every articles of Zazaki wikipedia on the tab, there are not quotation marks on any other wikipedia
  3. There is no Zazaki language's local names on the 'other languages' button, I mean Zazaki is Zazaki in all other language buttons, not in local names such as Zazaish (en), zazaca (turkish ) etc, third problem arises on 'read in other languages' part, on the bottom left of the page. Vuzorg (talk) 13:20, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
In regard to the languages thing, that is standard. I'm likely not going to make the edit myself, but please answer this question for whoever does: How would you say "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." in Zazaki? Best regards, Vermont (talk) 13:25, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is wikipediya ra, ensiklopediya xosere in Zazaki. Vuzorg (talk) 14:46, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Vuzorg, I have fixed the quotes thing: diq:MediaWiki:Pagetitle, but then I realised that you only need regular admin rights to edit that. So could you add the from Wikipedia string yourself, please? It is diq:Mediawiki:Tagline. Tip, if you append "?uselang=qqx" to any Wikipedia page URL you will see the page with interface message names rather than the messages themselves. Please remember that unless it is something specific to Zazaki *Wikipedia* only all translations to Zazaki should be done on --Base (talk) 09:51, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
I see, the tagline was explicitly hidden in diq:MediaWiki:Common.css. I have deleted the respective style rule. --Base (talk) 09:56, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much, it was an important problem in Zazaki Wikipedia for a long time. I'm admin of Zazaki Wikipedia but I can't edit this page diq:Mediawiki:Tagline and diq:MediaWiki:Pagetitle, because of this I wanted help from here. I used this ?uselang=qqx, but there is From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on the maing page, i shouldn't be on the maing page, how can I remove it from main page? Vuzorg (talk) 10:41, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Vuzorg, Yes check.svg Done. So to be precise to display the tagline a CSS rule had to be added, what I initially thought was the problem was actually the rule about the main page, but that rule had a typo so it didn't work when I added the tagline. Now I have fixed it and I believe this completes this request. Thanks for reaching out :) --Base (talk) 21:25, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Add a few lines of CSS in szlwiki[edit]

Status:    Done

Hi, we just changed our Main Page design and I'd like to request adding these lines to szl:MediaWiki:Common.css. Thank you!

/* Don't display some stuff on the main page */
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta #deleteconfirm,
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta #t-cite,
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta #footer-info-lastmod,ŏ_zajta #siteSub,ŏ_zajta #contentSub,ŏ_zajta .firstHeading {
	display: none !important;

--Uostofchuodnego (talk) 17:27, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

is there a consensus about it --WikiBayer 👤💬 17:32, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The old Main Page that we used for the last decade didn't have the title visible either, so there is a consensus. --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 17:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@Uostofchuodnego On the old page, only the title and the catlinks was hidden.(see Common.js) This code hides more.--WikiBayer 👤💬 18:01, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
I can't see anything about it in the szl:MediaWiki:Common.js. --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 18:28, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Uostofchuodnego Sorry szl:MediaWiki:Common.css--WikiBayer 👤💬 18:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Right. Then I'd like to request adding these lines to szl:MediaWiki:Common.css:
/* Don't display some stuff on the main page */
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta h1 {
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta div#catlinks {
Thank you! --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 18:40, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

This is done for other changes come later with a consens.--WikiBayer 👤💬

Great, thank you!--Uostofchuodnego (talk) 16:10, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Hi. Please, semi-protect wikt:tl:diksyonaryo. Thanks, —Sgd. Hasley 23:56, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Protected for a week, thanks for reporting. --Base (talk) 00:06, 20 September 2019 (UTC)


Status:    In progress

There are problems on navbox u navbar templates in Zazaki Wikipedia, we should transfer English Wikipedia's mediaWiki messages to Zazaki Wikipedia. I'm admin of Zazaki Wikipedia but I'm not entitled to do this. We use English language on templates. May someone help and solve that problem? Vuzorg (talk) 10:06, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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