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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.

See also: Stewards' noticeboard, Access to nonpublic personal data policy noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies

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Editnotice not working?[edit]

Hello, I recently created Template:Editnotices/Page/User:AJ1m3,zsd./sandbox as an attempt to make an editnotice for my sandbox. I created this as a plan to have a test editnotice. It doesn't seem to be showing when I edit User:AJ1m3,zsd./sandbox, so is this a bug or something? How to fix? --AJ1m3,zsd. (talk) 03:19, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Hello @AJ1m3,zsd. Meta isn't ground for testing, given your SUL, you had very little significant contribution elsewhere, I don't see why we shall allow you to test here on metawiki. I had deleted the template. Please observe Meta:Inclusion policy which states the scope, these pages for testings / sandbox are more suitable for use in testwiki, which you had some edits already. In addition, there is no reason for you needing sandboxing here, I will recommend you to visit one of our content project, either to contribute to the content or fight some vandalism. Well wishes. In addition, this is no need of admin intervention. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:09, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
I will add that a project like Wikipedia or maybe testwiki with build in sandbox capablity (i.e. there is sandbox activated by default) will be easier to experiment, and there are plenty of editors there which can guide you in building the edit notices and sandboxes. I hope you will find help in their help desks there. :) For meta, this can be better answered if ask in Tech or Meta:Babel I guess as those are more of community boards rathe than this which is for admin actions. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:28, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@AJ1m3,zsd: You will be wanting to create user talk:AJ1m3,zsd./Editnotice if you want an edit notice in your user talk space and utilise {{editnotice}}. You are trying to make things harder than they need to be.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:51, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Further noting that Editnotice is a bit of a complex beast and to get it working easily the admins need to put in the parts of componentry to make it work sweetly.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:59, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@AJ1m3,zsd. Helpful link: Please use User talk:AJ1m3,zsd./Editnotice as their username have a dot behind it, I am also fixing the ping for this one as the ping above won't reach him. I am trying to be helpful by providing these (fixes in ping / page names) and all the advices above, certainly not making things harder. Surely this is what is needed, and there is clearly no admin intervention needed, whosoever who know this, I admit I don't, can provide without needing it to be an admin. Your message on my talkpage saying "Well it seemed they got a bit of a slap" I aren't for what is worth. "guiding hand in the direction of what was available." is also untrue, I had tried my best to redirect them to places here on meta. I don't think this statement is correct and fair to me as the 1st responding admin here. I admit that my first respond may not be ideal and I will learn more. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:24, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Now you can use both links already as the above incorrect one seems to be fixed here, so any one should work for now. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:49, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Back to the topic, they seems to want an edit notice for their sandbox, the above given link is for their talkpage, hence, the sandbox link should be User talk:AJ1m3,zsd./Sandbox/Editnotice (I think you have to set the sandbox into user talk namespace and not user, not too sure on this - I really don't know edit notice that well). Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:40, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: When I attempt to edit the editnotice for my sandbox talk page, it says: Warning! It seems you're editing an editnotice with an invalid name. What should I do? --AJ1m3,zsd. (talk) 22:10, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
@AJ1m3,zsd. Need to move that sandbox to user talk namespace, if you need help I will help you move. I.e. User:AJ1m3,zsd./sandbox move to User talk:AJ1m3,zsd./sandbox. I hope this clarifies. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:57, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

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@Camouflaged Mirage: Never mind, I think I can test on testwiki. You may delete my editnotices and sandbox. --AJ1m3,zsd. (talk) 20:20, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

@AJ1m3,zsd.: Sandboxes are sandboxes. No real value in deleting, just blank it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:55, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:55, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Please lock my user and talk page[edit]

Hello!

Can you please protect my user and talk pages on Meta and Commons, so that IP-users cannot edit it anymore? I recieved rape-threats and horrible personal attacks from an LTA IP-user, who is known on the Croatian Wikipedia for doing such things, but also leaking private informations of users that remove his vandalism. The IP has countless times been globally blocked.

Thanks in advice! --Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 12:08, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Meta user page is protected by abuse filter, akin to ongoing soft protection. I have protected your metawiki user talk page here for a month. Commons requests would need to be actioned by Commons admins, rather than by requests here to meta administrators for metawiki business.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:18, 30 November 2020 (UTC)