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Disable privacy violating JavaScript on 3 wikis[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi stewards. I've found 3 wikis that are loading resources from, which is unfortunately a violation of the privacy policy. The privacy policy includes User-Agent as private information, but Toolforge makes that available to tool maintainers.

If a steward or GEI could remove/disable those uses, that would be appreciated. Legoktm (talk) 06:27, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

What does css have to do with the privacy policy? Ruslik (talk) 08:01, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
It causes the user's browser to make external requests (in this case to, which leaks the user's User-Agent, something that is considered private according to the privacy policy. Legoktm (talk) 08:09, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
How is it different from linking to toolslabs scripts? Is this also not allowed? Ruslik (talk) 18:26, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Incubator have an active community, and even an "Admin's noticeboard": incubator:I:AN. — regards, Revi 17:35, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Legoktm, If fixing Incubator is an emergency thing, just @StevenJ81:. -- 11:22, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
@Legoktm and Ruslik0: I'm here listening. But since I have no idea what a "User-Agent" is, I cannot even begin to understand why this might violate the privacy policy. I also have no idea what the script in question on Incubator does, nor how its disabling might affect Incubator. You'll have to enlighten me. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:59, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
User agent: The browser you are using, the OS you are using, if you are mobile, the phone device you are using, along with the IP address. — regards, Revi 16:02, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Revi. I think I now see which pages actually use this script. There are not that many, but I'd very much hate to lose the functionality they provide. In theory, if this script were actually hosted on Incubator, instead of on wmflabs, would that resolve the privacy issue (as there would be no call to the outside wiki)? StevenJ81 (talk) 16:10, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
I believe that should resolve the issue for incubator, but Legoktm knows better than me here. — regards, Revi 16:12, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
I moved the scripts to the wikis but external embedding of fonts cannot be solved without disabling the relevant feature. --Vituzzu (talk) 17:31, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: Thank you. That issue doesn't affect the script on Incubator, I don't think. Does it? StevenJ81 (talk) 18:29, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, nothing left for Incubator. — regards, Revi 14:37, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Legoktm: any new replay? --Alaa :)..! 01:23, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for <>[edit]

Status:    In progress

Your comments --, a fork of, aims to assist chlamydia research by organizing and displaying chlamydia genomic data, and provides tools to better annotate the pathogen's processes. I would like to ask for oauth authorization so researchers can use mediawiki to assist with their studies. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Djow2019 (talk)

Delete this page on Ur Wiki[edit]

Status:    Done

Please Delete this--Ameen Akbar (talk) 03:16, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

@امین اکبر: That wiki has several active administrators who can delete that page for you. - dcljr (talk) 02:07, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
@Dcljr: Ameen is a sysop on urwiki, but this request for big deletion (Pages with large edit histories are those pages with edit histories with more than 5,000 revisions), and for technical & security reasons the deletion of those kind of pages are restricted to stewards and system administrators --Alaa :)..! 20:24, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I didn't notice that. - dcljr (talk) 22:35, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 20:24, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

@علاء: Thank alot bro.--Ameen Akbar (talk) 12:36, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Wikidata Lexeme Forms 1.1[edit]

Status:    Done

Tgr (WMF) was already so very kind to approve version 1.0 of this consumer, but I was having trouble with mwoauth.flask and ended up having to restructure the application a bit, which includes a change to the callback URL. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. (Version 1.0 could be disabled now.) --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 00:47, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:45, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 20:53, 12 June 2018 (UTC)


Status:    Done

en:User:DarkFlares/sandbox has too many edits for an admin to delete. RHaworth (talk) 16:32, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg Doing... — regards, Revi 16:47, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. — regards, Revi 16:49, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Pages on[edit]

Status:    Not done

by special:centralauth/Favonain 2-- 22:14, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done This account locked by Tegel. And there's a lot of active sysops on (@Deb, Adam, Dafyddt, Xxglennxx, AlwynapHuw, and Llywelyn2000:) --Alaa :)..! 00:49, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Edit didn't moved after rename[edit]

Status:    Not done

Steel1943 posted on CHUS talk that there's an edit shows under unregistered username. After looking renaming logs, I have found that they are en:User:Randall_Brackett (only local account), who was renamed User:MegamanZero to User:Megaman Zero (locally) in 2006 per this req. and then User:Megaman Zero to User:Randall Brackett per this req. I have searched the contributions of User:Randall Brackett and found the edit, but clicking diff it still shows under User:MegamanZero. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:41, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Maybe this is phab:T128276? Stryn (talk) 07:52, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, it looks like same problem. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:51, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Two pages on[edit]

Status:    Done

First one is this dicussion: ltg:Sprīža:Vikipedeja, a ip user has just copied from the ui and saved the page. (Similar edits elsewhere: cross-wiki-contribs ST IP info robtexgblockglist, that have been reversed)

Second one is a machine translation: ltg:Bangkoka masu ātrais transports. The page is translated into Latvian (so it doesn't belong in, but I know, that usually nobody bothers with machine translations in the Latvian wiki, and they get deleted, so it wouldn't be worth it to move it there also. Thanks! --Silraks (talk) 08:45, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

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