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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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Translating into specific language disallowed on certain pages[edit]

Greetings. When I try to start a new translation on certain pages such as this one, I've been encountered with a message that says This page cannot be translated to [language name here]; A translation administrator decided that this page can only be translated to [some other language names here].

I could find out that there was at least one case that such limitation has been set due to the tight timeframe for the objective of such page, but it seems that the one I am trying to start translating isn't that case. Can anyone mind explaining what I can do in order to make it available for translation in my language? -- 05:27, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

That discussion would belong on the talk page of the relevant page, and you should invite the translation admin who made that decision to the conversation. You will see who marked it for translation on the page's history.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:35, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
Actually, you will rather see who marked the page for translation in the page’s logs (this appears in history only if a change has been included in the page as well). -- Pols12 (talk) 14:51, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

Alright, wrote a message to the relevant translation admin and waiting for a response. No clue when he'll check his talk page since his last edit was some months ago, though. -- 04:13, 8 December 2021 (UTC)


NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 12:36, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh Please explain in details what you mean. And please stop the RRing on RFD, Hillbillyholiday Unfrozen too. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:42, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
In short, this user was indeffed on Commons after 2 edits and is now requesting for deletion of it (the project as a whole). Does that really look like a serious request? NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 12:46, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
Valid point. Seems trolling as what you put but clearly not blatant vandalism which will allow you to go beyond the 3RR. Hope you get what I am meaning. Just report it per and leave it alone and let admins determine from now. Edit warring that content to and fro isn't productive. @NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:48, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
+ What we can do is to talk to that user, voice our concerns, per the bold, revert discuss cycle if you think there's merit in discussing. But if you think is vandalism, at least some warnings may be useful. Just my 2 cents. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:50, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
Okay. Sorry for violating 3RR, I won't next time. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 12:51, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
I mean not worth getting blocked over such issues, I will treat this as a note to you. I am also not familiar with the context of this user behaviour over at commons, so will defer to another sysop to determine. In the meantime, ignore them will be the best @NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:54, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

  • We are not an SPA, thank you very much. This deletion request is totally serious, viz. events associated with that block, plus a whole host of insurmountable problems stretching back many years.
Beyond all hope. Suggest we delete the whole thing and start again. --Hillbillyholiday Unfrozen (talk) 12:28, 4 December 2021 (UTC) Secretary-General, Wikimedia Affiliates Association
See: for example

--Hillbillyholiday Unfrozen (talk) 12:55, 4 December 2021 (UTC) Wikimedia Affiliates Association

Blocked indef. This ain't no playground and it is obvious they ain't no new user either. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:09, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio Do we revoke TPA? Their latest unblock request isn't the most productive and seems to continue the pattern of disruption. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:01, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

Request for Patroller rights[edit]

Hi! I would like to request patroller rights to help Recent Changes patrolling on meta and to revert vandalism. I've read meta:Patrollers and meta:Rollback. I have experience with these tools, I have patroller/rollbacker rights on several projects: plwiki, wikidata, enwiki, so I am familiar with how to use these tools wisely. Thank you for Your consideration ;) Aramil Feraxa (Write to me!) 15:41, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

Report concerning User:Guxiangli Tongguan[edit]

Guxiangli Tongguan (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Lock evasion: 永恒之蓝. Similar edit pattern in metawiki. FYI: Meta:Requests_for_CheckUser_information/Archives/2021#永恒之蓝 and Meta:Requests_for_help_from_a_sysop_or_bureaucrat/Archives/2021-08#Report_concerning_User:初梦之晴. cc @Camouflaged Mirage and Sotiale: SCP-2000 17:21, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

@SCP-2000 Seems very likely behaviorally but I will hesitate to block before a CU, deferring to Sotiale. Yeah very fishy, thanks for pointing out this, missed it on SRGP. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:00, 8 December 2021 (UTC)