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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. It is only for assistance required at Meta-Wiki, help for other wikis needs to be requested at those wikis.

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MassMessage rights request[edit]

I am the Secretary of the Affiliations Committee and we are preparing for the first of our new member elections of 2021. We need to post announcements to all Affiliates about this election and invite interested parties to consider serving on AffCom. There are other needs that arise for communicating across all Affiliates, and we need the internal capacity to send Mass Messages to Affiliate discussion pages do this. Can I please be granted these rights? Thank you. FULBERT (talk) 14:00, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Granted to expire on 1 January 2023 as your term ends on that date. -- CptViraj (talk) 14:13, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
CptViraj Thank you. --- FULBERT (talk) 00:28, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
I had also reinstated autopatrol for them, hope @CptViraj is okay with it. It seemed that they are a competent user which doesn't need patrolling, so I see that even when the MMS is expired, they can still be autopatrolled. Feel free to reverse if you see something else I don't see now, apologies in advance. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:46, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
I did remove it because MMS is set to expire after 1.5 years, it's a long time, so I thought instead of keeping redundant right for that long, we can just simply re-grant it after the MMS expires. But it's fine, there is no harm, we remove redundant rights just for clear stats, no big deal. -- CptViraj (talk) 16:30, 14 May 2021 (UTC)


Please block Special:Contributions/ Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 05:08, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Blocked by Sotiale Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 05:22, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 05:23, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Opting out a specific IP address from ntsamr[edit]

See wikivoyage:Wikivoyage:Travellers'_pub#Global_"ntsamr"-pattern_spambot_filter. The TLDR is that a contributive IP user (>1000 edits) is being hit by the filter and is asking what can be done against it. Would it be possible to add a specific exemption for this IP address? Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 07:53, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

For one FP, I don't think that it is truly necessary.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:33, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Seems from the comment that's not just an isolated case. Leaderboard (talk) 08:48, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
That IP address has hit global filters and been prevented from editing at enWikivoyage the once, though they hit that one five times in a few minutes. And of course I checked prior to answering. They have hit other filters locally at that wiki, and have been tagged on a GF that watches for an LTA.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:53, 18 May 2021 (UTC)