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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 information policy noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies
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Report concerning 14.186.17.73[edit]

14.186.17.73 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log)Reasons: IP is vandalizing Esteban16 (talk) 20:41, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:44, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
Vandalism continued, has been removed again, reblocked. — xaosflux Talk 12:46, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
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Getting the IAdmin policy done[edit]

Hello all, please review Meta:Interface_administrators and the discussion at Meta:Babel#Tech_Admins, while we can always continuously improve this policy its absence is in the way of processing requests right now and I think it may be at a state that is sufficient to begin. Your feedback is most welcome on the discussion. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 13:24, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning 200.165.72.251[edit]

200.165.72.251 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log) Adding garbage text to the translation pages, request for mass deletion. SA 13 Bro (talk) 23:12, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Deleted. Matiia (talk) 00:32, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
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Add MassMessage flag[edit]

Hi, we want to start sharing our Wikimedia Polska bulletin via mass message. Our target list is here. Can I have request to add MassMessage flag to accounts @Yarl, PMG, and Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska (WMPL)? – two board members of WMPL and employee. Yarl (talk) 14:40, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

@Yarl: who do you expect to be joining this list? As your list only has 2 users, and the are both on plwiki, and all the people you want to be "senders" are on plwiki and have access to w:pl:Specjalna:MassMessage already: can you elaborate on why you are building this on meta? — xaosflux Talk 13:20, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: because it will be used across all Wikimedia projects in Polish, as there are people who are not editing Wikipedia and still interested in chapter's work. Since we didn't announce that people can subscribe on this page, obviously there is noone except us. Yarl (talk) 13:25, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, Yes check.svg Done, and Yes check.svg Done. — xaosflux Talk 13:31, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Yarl (talk) 13:34, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

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Revision hiding / oversight request[edit]

Could someone please oversight or revision hide Special:Contributions/Anonymousblade's edits? The addition to my talk page is grossly offensive. Thanks. --B (talk) 00:37, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I don't know if this is oversightable here on Meta. I would say not, but either way I don't have the buttons. MusikAnimal talk 00:39, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Check in with the oversight team about it. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:39, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
I've emailed them. Thanks MusikAnimal talk 03:35, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

TemplateStyles: ContentModel change request[edit]

I want to use TemplateStyles for my user page and created User:MisterSynergy/styles.css, but for some reason it got a css ContentModel. Please update to sanitized-css on Special:ChangeContentModel/User:MisterSynergy/styles.css. Thanks, MisterSynergy (talk) 10:08, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Seems admins cannot help you here (only 'interface-admin's are allowed to change someone else's page's contentmodel, but meta has no community members in that user group). Pinging a bureaucrat: @MF-Warburg:. --Vogone (talk) 10:40, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
See above section - it would be great to get this active, see Meta:Babel#Tech_Admins to try to get a compromise! — xaosflux Talk 03:58, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@MisterSynergy: your page can not currently be converted to that model due to the following errors:
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 5 character 2.
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 6 character 2.
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 7 character 2.
Unrecognized or unsupported property at line 12 character 2.
xaosflux Talk 04:01, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: I have now removed all the browser-specific stuff from the source. Can you please try again? —MisterSynergy (talk) 05:25, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
As said, currently we cannot help you. If it is really urgent, you can ask a steward at SRM. Otherwise, with a little patience, we might get this done within a week. --Vogone (talk) 10:17, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@MisterSynergy: Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:21, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Great, works now! —MisterSynergy (talk) 10:24, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
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My user page -advise[edit]

Hi. I hope this is the right place to ask. I have added to my talk page another user's opinion of me, made by him publicly at Meta while revewing a CU request. This opinion of me is libelous, and made by a troll, but I think it is worth it, e.g. reproducing it because it represents the way many abusers and sockmasters think of the users who are "chasing" them. My question isː Do I have the right to use other user's opinions about me; Furthermore, can I quote something libelous written about me by a troll, or this may be considered to be a mockery (from my part) of the user (troll) who made the initial statement on me? Please advise. ——Chalk19 (talk) 11:48, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Regarding to User:Abuse filter[edit]

What to say about this automated MediaWiki account called Abuse filter, because it blocks people username triggering filters configured to disable editing when they are logged? That gives the rule: «Specific user page spam». Should have been false positives, please give response. 109.98.165.144 16:02, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Any specific account that you're referring to? No false positives from today or yesterday. -- Tegel (Talk) 16:17, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes @Tegel:, it's Abuse filter (an automated account will automatically block users triggering filters configured to block). This thing sounds like COORDINATED sysop account. 109.98.165.144 16:21, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes, the "Abuse filter" can block accounts that triggers certain filters. It all depends on how the filter is set up. Do you want to report any false positives? -- Tegel (Talk) 16:40, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
No, i don't want reporting false positives. I'm not sure, but User:Abuse filter is called SYSTEM ACCOUNT. It blocks indefinitivelly registered-only user accounts, and for IPs (with a temp. period). Thanks in advance! 109.98.165.144 16:54, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that is what the "Abuse filter"-account is, and what it does. -- Tegel (Talk) 16:58, 19 September 2018 (UTC)