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Attack page of multiple users after local block. Violation of Meta:Inclusion policy, speedy deletion under G9. Kromsipol (talk) 23:52, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Base: Hello. The text of the page seems to be written in Ukranian. Could you please read it and advice? Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:55, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It is in Russian. Kisnaak is actually blocked on Ukrainian Wikipedia until he removes that userpage content as per Arbcom decision: uk:ВП:ПЗВ155#Рішення. So it is actually that the block is for the attacks on this page, not the other way round (except for the last section). I do agree that it probably should be deleted, it does contain a few personal attacks as well as attacks on the Ukrainian Wikipedia community as a whole, but I would abstain myself: Kisnaak and I were both members of the previous Arbcom tenure, and I have somewhat tense relations with them. --Base (talk) 12:03, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Will reverting to this good version work. If they revert the attacks back, will suggest we restrain their ability to edit that page. I hope the closing admin will also give them a note not to add anymore attacks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:20, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: The page contains no personal insults and therefore I don't think it violates the rules or anyone's rights, nor do I think it attacks anyone. You can verify this with using any online translator, such as Google-Translator. In addition, this deletion request looks like a personal attack and persecution. --Kisnaak (talk) 18:23, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Kisnaak Hello, I am taking the word from Base for the attacks. Having ran parts of it through the Google translate, for the parts I did ran through it involves commentary about ukwiki. Even if there is no attack, such commentary is out of scope for here and also unacceptable for global userpage. It might be acceptable (if trimmed down and all attacks removed - i.e. no mention about personal users / arbs etc) on an user subpage on meta, but certainly not user page. If you want to mention users, the only place is suitable is a RFC. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:45, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Camouflaged Mirage: I am aware of who I am having this discussion with. I am inclined to continue to believe that my user page does not contain attacks. And now, until we're waiting for react of CU or other admins, we are forced to continue this discussion. As far as I know, criticism has not been made inappropriate by the rules of the Meta. In my opinion, likewise what I have written falls well within the wording of «essay». And yes, there are a several other personal pages made similar to mine that criticize other Wikipedias, but there is no claim to them - so I consider this statement from a «newly registered member» to be persecution. If the closing admin points out specific points that violate the rules of the Meta — I'm willing to remove them, but it seems absurd to me to remove the page completely and return it to, as you put it, the «good version». The problems, what I mentioned in my user page, cannot be solved without the participation of the Ukrainian Wikipedia community with help of RFC. Because this community unfortunately does not care about what is going on inside the local Arbitration committee. Kisnaak (talk) 22:01, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Kisnaak The CU request you had filed was declined as non-actionable. I will ask you not to cast undue accusations to the nominator. Given there isn't a problem with the nomination, the least I could accept is to move the problematic revisions to an user-subpage failing which I will go with delete per Base / nom. Please keep meta scope here and specifically the point on meta isn't an appeal court - take local issues to local forums, not here. Reiterating the only acceptable place for such here is an RFC. In addition, the existence / non - existence of other user having such problematic pages isn't Germaine to this - this discussion is about your problematic userpage alone, and well if there are other such pages, feel free to list it here (with the caveat of good faith nomination and not POINTy ones though). I won't close this as I feel sufficiently involved. I hope you will understand my point and do clarify if necessary. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:59, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
And the author of the request for deletion registered his account specifically for make this request. I have already make my request for checkusers about this. --Kisnaak (talk) 18:32, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The page consists of criticism of the Ukrainian Wikipedia, but does not contain insults or personal attacks regarding its members. And the place where I really made an inappropriate comment about another user after a dialogue with him was removed from the page. --Kisnaak (talk) 18:42, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Kisnaak + Here: Criticism on a Wikipedia version isn't acceptable on global userpage, this we fairly uphold for all users here. Hope you get it. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:46, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Looks like this user has specifically registered only to make a protest nomination for deletion. SummerKrut (talk) 20:44, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@SummerKrut The status of the nominator is irrelevant, unless of course the CU can find something, where the page i question did indeed exceeds the scope of meta userpage. Hence, the nomination is valid. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:48, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Wow, I've never thought that a user can be fooled so easily. SummerKrut (talk) 07:11, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@SummerKrut Proper commentary will be appreciated, but your comment isn't helpful or relevant in the first place. Given the declined CU, there is no reason to doubt the nominator and such commentary against the nominator without refuting the allegations will not be helpful. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:01, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Merchandise giveaways/Nominations/Dainus36[edit]

Nominated themself. Maybe troll. Kromsipol (talk) 23:56, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • I don't see a need to delete the page. The Merchandise staff can archive it if it is out of scope or against the rules. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:56, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Maybe @Vermont might wanna take a look at this. Seems okay to be declined. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:18, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Can I please have my account deleted and my edits reattributed. – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 03:49, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Ilovemydoodle: Accounts cannot be deleted. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 07:17, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:00, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


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Babel templates[edit]

Depreciated templates. Convert to use {{#babel:}} and delete. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 15:59, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • Delete per nom. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 15:08, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Done except for the first one for now; can anyone please help update User:LuCKY? – when I try to replace {{User tr}} by {{#babel:plain=1|tr}}, it gets misaligned with the userbox below. Thanks. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    20:31, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    The cause is that Babel boxes floats to the right by default (left if RTL). AFAIK, the only way to fix is using a CSS rule with higher specificity since {{#babel}} gives us no parameters for styling purposes. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 15:46, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    As a work around, I'm styling {{User SUL Box}} instead. However, this required adding another parameter, |float={{{float|left}}}, to its sub-templates. Since {{User SUL Box/he}}, the only one written in a RTL language, was not stylized with |float=right, my edits should be non-controversial. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 16:06, 5 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Template:Wish list[edit]

Unused; apparently related to Meta:Requests for deletion#WikiLang pages, so no longer needed here. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:31, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Template:Example needed[edit]

One transclusion in the documentation part of Template:Round, which already includes examples. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 06:05, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • Delete Indiscriminately copying templates from elsewhere is the bane of wikis. * Pppery * it has begun 14:42, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Keep. I have added a link to explain better the text in the context. It is not the use of indiscriminate templates, than have scarcely common ones with other wikis. And sometimes it is the case. BoldLuis (talk) 13:12, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @BoldLuis: The link you added (at {{Round}}) has nothing to do with {{Example needed}}. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 13:24, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: Example it is not about round, but about the #expr, this is, where the template is located. Now, the user can click in the link and understand how #expr is used. BoldLuis (talk) 13:47, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @BoldLuis: If so, that specific sentence needs an {{Explanation needed}}, not {{Example needed}}. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 13:55, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Agree. I wanted to say it needs explanation and some examples. In any case, I did it in the simpliest way, including a link to understand #expr and how it works. On the other hand, I could not use "explanation needed" template, because it is not included in Meta. I am sure both template are going to be used in Meta. BoldLuis (talk) 13:59, 24 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

uk:Шаблон:Користувач проти пропагування, виправдання і афішування ЛГБТ[edit]

Does Wikimedia allows explicitly racist templates for user pages? I don't think so... This stuff has been around since 2013, it's time to delete it. -- 14:00, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

X mark.svg Not done This is not a page on Meta-Wiki, and thus not eligible for Meta-Wiki's RfD process. On the Simple English Wikipedia we deleted a similar template a few years back. I'm unsure on ukwiki's deletion processes, but this is a topic for them. Vermont 🐿️ (talk) 14:29, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


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Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter/Templates/Tabs[edit]

These aren't templates, and I'm not sure what this has to do with "tabs". Looks like all of these can be recategorised under Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter, which only cointains Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter/Templates at the moment, though it might be worth renaming it to Category:Dagbani Wikimedians User Group in line with the mainspace pages. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
21:08, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If you insist to delete, it then at least can we simply rename it to Category:Dagbani Wikimedians User Group without moving, just so we can keep all the subpages intact? -—M@sssly 17:53, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, I don't understand your request. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:06, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Rename the categories to User Group rather than Chapter; and move everything in /Templates/Tabs to Category:Dagbani Wikimedians User Group. (since they aren't templates; only the header/footer directly under Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter/Templates are. –SJ talk  18:47, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4: I have moved Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter to Category:Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and clear Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter/Templates/Tabs, so it and Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter could be deleted. I have also moved Category:Dagbani Wikimedians Chapter/Templates to Category:Dagbani Wikimedians User Group/Templates altogether, and the former redirect page could be deleted too. —— Eric LiuTalk 12:37, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Tools or Category:Tools and scripts[edit]

Currently, we have the two categories Category:Tools and Category:Tools and scripts, which are only linked to each other by a "see also" hatnote. The first one is categorised under Category:Software and Category:Infrastructure, while the second one belongs to Category:Documentation. Judging by the name though, it looks that both have essentially the same scope, so this splitting makes pages harder to find. While "Tools" is shorter and more concise, "Tools and scripts" appears to be slightly more inclusive, as well as having a significantly higher number of translations. I would lean towards deleting/redirecting the first one, though I am open to see additional arguments here. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
22:23, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Are there anyone have ideas on how can a bot script or template populates one of both? If no such scripts or templates, I prefer merge 1st to 2nd. Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:27, 14 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I also prefer merging two categories (are all the same). Thingofme (talk) 16:11, 15 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Merge these two categories by deleting Category:Tools and scripts and then move Category:Tools to Category:Tools and scripts. —— Eric LiuTalk 12:44, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Catégorie:Modèle extension de fichier[edit]

French category (in main namespace) for non-existent templates about file extensions. There's only one incoming link from Template:Vid. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 04:31, 21 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


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