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Request for MassMessage senders[edit]

Hello there, I would like to request for MassMessage senders status for the following accounts: Athikhun.suw and Karto1. This is to have a channel to promote Wiki Science Competition 2021 in Thailand, particularly to previous participants from Wiki Science Competition 2017 in Thailand, via Special:MassMessage. Thank you in advance for considering. --Karto1 (talk) 04:40, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Karto1 Hello, can I have a sample MMS message and the list of recipients. And how long shall we grant? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:49, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Camouflaged Mirage The sample MMS message can be seen here Talk:WSC 2021-TH/MMS, and the list of recipients is here WSC 2021-TH/MMS. We would like to ask for the status for at least 3 months starting in November 2021. --Karto1 (talk) 07:36, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Karto1 Am I right is all to be delivered to commons userpages? Since is 1 wiki, is there any chance to ask at COM:AN for MMS help. Anyway, I will defer to another sysop to grant as I am not too sure of commons MMS policies. There are plenty of meta sysops who are also commons sysops, so won't be too long for this to be reviewed. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:07, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Should Leonardo José Raimundo be autopatrolled?[edit]

I presume anyone who has made an edit to SRG would have been thank bombed by this user and looking at the thank log, it seems this has been going on for some time now. Given the autopatroller right is only for trusted users, it's quite obvious that this user is not and was wondering if any sysop could remove their AP status. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 12:28, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 12:34, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Sotiale: Thanks :) SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 12:39, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Erm...while I don't contest the autopatrol removal as mass thanking is nuisance and can be deemed within the margin of admin discretion to yank the right, but how does removing autopatrol solve the issue of mass thanking? If they are warned enough, they need more sanctions IMO. We don't have a partial block for thanking though. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:45, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
It doesn't – but I do hope Leonardo learns off it. They were warned in August, and yet they still mass thanked users. But I don't think even blocking prevents thanking users but I'm not sure. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 12:49, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Good question, I am thinking can we do a partial block w/o any parameters set in to see does it prevent thanking. I guess I had to test on someone. Let me try. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:51, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
A full block does indeed prevent thanking, if this persist, we can have that option. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:56, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]

I don't know if my explanation is needed, but I think the meaning of what I did was written enough on their talkpage. The next step will be what CM thinks. --Sotiale (talk) 13:03, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]

I given a crystal clear final warning. If they persist, do re-report, I will be willing to impose a block for it (if it's close to their thanking spree as blocks are preventative, not punitive and should not be used to convey a message in most cases). Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:09, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
It seems that their behaviour was not just on meta alone. See the pt.wikipedia log (although they're now blocked, although don't know why) SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 13:15, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
w:pt:Wikipédia:Pedidos_a_administradores/Discussão_de_bloqueio/Leonardo_José_Raimundo/2. Google translate: Harassment via many means of other editors which mass thanking play a significant part of it. There is unanimous consensus to block them indefinitely. So here we have sort of a crosswiki abuse case? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:20, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Looks like it. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 13:22, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Seems to have ceased for now, so closing.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:49, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[]
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Request for MassMessage[edit]

Hi, I'd like to request to assign me MassMessage sender rights, I serve as an EduWiki Outreach Collaborator (newsletter publisher) for Wikimedia Education and we have to sent message on several talk pages. Previously MassMessage sender (temporary) was assigned by Camouflaged Mirage, I'm requesting this time permanent rights till further notice. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 14:15, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 15:14, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]
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