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Meta-Wiki has a small active community. When a normal user requires the assistance of an administrator or bureaucrat for some particular task, it is not always easy to find one. This page helps users find one when they need one; asking specific admins directly via their talk pages is one way to elicit a fast response. See also: Stewards' noticeboard, Access to nonpublic personal data policy noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies
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Page protection request[edit]

Hello! I would recommend a page protection for Tech/Ambassadors/List. This page is often edited or vandalised by anons even though tech ambassador can be only logged-in users. I think page protection would be useful. Thanks in advance! Bencemac (talk) 15:05, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

@Bencemac: the lowest protection level we have is autoconfirmed, so it would require someone have a meta account that they have edited with if we applied protection - which may defeat the purpose some. If it gets bad we could do it with the abuse filter or other hacks, but I don't think it's been that bad has it? — xaosflux Talk 17:54, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
I just wanted to report the situation, so if you say that we can handle this in the current way, it is fine for me. Bencemac (talk) 11:07, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Trijnsteltalk 12:29, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Page protection request[edit]

Could my user and user talk pages be semi-protected please. I'm experiencing a lot of cross-wiki vandalism from Commons and this is his preferred venue when he's blocked there. Thanks. Rodhullandemu (talk) 21:07, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Rodhullandemu: for user talk for 12 months. No requirement for user page, they are restricted editing by an abusefilter. If there are subpages requiring protection, then please let us know.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:31, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Addendum. If you are getting hassled at small and medium wikis, then we have an available global abusefilter that can assist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:32, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Rodhullandemu (talk) 06:57, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Trijnsteltalk 12:28, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

FYI (fellow admins and stewards): User in special:contributions/2600:1702:38D0:E70:0:0:0:0/32[edit]

Our user in 2600:1702:38D0:E70:0:0:0:0/32 is making a range of unconstructive edits, especially to templates, and it has been happening for an extended period of time, and something that I have also seen elsewhere. I have restricted their access to the Template: ns for a few months, requesting that they use template: talk ns to request changes. They have also been adding pings and other unconstructive edits, and specifically will not edit from an account. I am pretty much over the unconstructive components and will look at more visible means to manage their edits. Once I have done more I will let people review. @Tegel: who has a bit of contact with that user.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:00, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes, we might need to extend the partial block on Meta to cover some other pages as well. This page might be a good candidate. -- Tegel (Talk) 17:05, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: the range is wrong, it's ::/64, not ::/32 2607:FB90:5D06:E5CA:D619:6D35:30AD:1EC9 17:13, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
From what I can see the protectionand block affect /32. -- Tegel (Talk) 17:14, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
well, it says 2600:1702::/32 who got blocked 2607:FB90:5D06:E5CA:D619:6D35:30AD:1EC9 17:19, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
@Tegel: are you really trying to block me from the whole site? 2600:1702:38D0:E70:FD25:732E:F177:1A07 17:23, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
plus, my ip range got moved from special:contribs/2602:304:68ad:3220::/64 so this is a brand new range 2600:1702:38D0:E70:FD25:732E:F177:1A07 17:24, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
i also used to edit templates in that range 2600:1702:38D0:E70:FD25:732E:F177:1A07 17:26, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
As long as you continue to contribute with unconstructive contributions and is changing other users comments, so yes, I will continue to block you. -- Tegel (Talk) 17:29, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
ok, i wont do that again 2600:1702:38D0:E70:FD25:732E:F177:1A07 17:34, 25 May 2019 (UTC)


And you continue to ping users to this page that is neither an admin nor a bureaucrat. How did you think this would work? -- Tegel (Talk) 17:44, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
because i was trying to request a global unblock 2607:FB90:5D06:E5CA:D619:6D35:30AD:1EC9 17:49, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Phone call to Jon Kolbert[edit]

@Jon Kolbert: i need jon kolbert please 2607:FB90:5D06:E5CA:D619:6D35:30AD:1EC9 17:40, 25 May 2019 (UTC)