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Report concerning Stilfu1[edit]

Stilfu1 (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log) LTA vandal. SA 13 Bro (talk) 09:48, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

The one above is blocked and locked, but Любимая песчанка с кличкой курва блядь (talk · contribs. · moves · block · block log) by now. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:43, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Please, protect from non-autoconfirmed:

Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:58, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

And this pages:

User talk:Marshmallych
User talk:Oleg3280
User talk:Krassotkin
User talk:Well-Informed Optimist.

Thanks, Marshmallych ?! 11:00, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done time seems to have resolved this issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
I have several foes among LTA people, not only Liza Veniza (talk · contribs). At any time any of them may come to my user: page (visible in two hundreds wikis and indexed in search engines) and bring to it the same hell as happened there. I spend my time fighting vandals on Meta, but why does the site deny me reasonable forms of protection? I do not request sysop-only protection, indeed! Only against IPs and fresh vandal accs. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 16:52, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: your page history doesn't show anyone has edited it at all - as for all of all those other users, if they have issues they need to speak up. — xaosflux Talk 18:01, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
As a general comment, if we are going to do anything with protecting user pages as they are displayed crosswiki, I would much prefer we write an abuse filter that restricted all anonymous editing to user pages rather than the occasional user here and there.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:58, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: and anyone for reference, enwiki has a filter that basically does this already if we wanted to import it. w:en:Special:AbuseFilter/803. — xaosflux Talk 02:05, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Yep. Was more putting this into a general context for conversation rather than focusing on the aspect of an abuse filter. That said, why would we implement something where there hasn't been an issue either for the user pages, not the templates used on the user pages. In wiki spirit, we do try to not run a shutdown shop.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:30, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: and where is your projected abuse filter now? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:09, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Don't need smartarse comments to me thanks. I put something out to the community to discuss and neither you nor anyone else took on the discussion. Administrators run the tools and undertake community consensus. FWIW before I even saw your comment I was importing enWP's filter and configuring it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:21, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
I didn’t take on because I have not privileges to manipulate abuse filters. Give me some privilege helpful with it, please, and then demand some contributions better than sneaky comments. I have good skills in regular expressions and formal logic and, of course, could do it but currently am virtually nobody here whereas you are sysops. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:55, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
I didn't ask for you to write abuse filters, I stated about having a discussion; and that has not occurred. I expressed a desire for a conversation and community consensus prior to removing the designed ability for users to freely edit general user namespace pages.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:12, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Globally blocked user active on iawiki[edit]

Status:    In progress

This Request for Comments seems more like a collection of information to be dealth with by a steward. I'd appreciate it if a Steward could look into it, see if there's anything that still needs doing, and close the RfC accordingly. Thank you! Effeietsanders (talk) 02:34, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

"This page is for requesting that a specific administrative action (such as page deletion) be performed by a steward or global sysop on a Wikimedia wiki having no active administrators." Stryn (talk) 11:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn: Well, that was not very helpful. Your edit summary was 'wrong page' (although 'miscellaneous' seemed to cover it - whatever the description may say). Somehow it escapes me which page would be more suitable - and your statement doesn't quite delve into that either. One would hope that stewards keep an eye on the RfC pages, for requests that are actually a cry for their help - which doesn't seem to be the case either. Could you elaborate what would be the right forum to get your attention for this? You could of course take the initiative of moving the request to the correct page - you have my blessing. Effeietsanders (talk) 23:04, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry I had no time to move, now moved. I think any admin can close them. And I agree with you that sometimes it's difficult to know what would be the correct page to report. Stryn (talk) 05:05, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
I would agree with Effietsanders that this is a case for global admins or stewards, I don't see that an iaWP issues is something for meta administrators.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:43, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Administrator abuse on the Croatian Wikipedia[edit]

Status:    In progress

I highly suspect this request for comments has already been on the plate of a steward, and has been dealt with. Please confirm and if so, please close the RfC. Given the inactivity and after-the-factness, further action at this point seems superfluous anyway. Effeietsanders (talk) 02:36, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

"This page is for requesting that a specific administrative action (such as page deletion) be performed by a steward or global sysop on a Wikimedia wiki having no active administrators." Stryn (talk) 11:00, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Moved. Stryn (talk) 05:05, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protect Meta:Requests for CheckUser information[edit]

Trolling by a LTA, protect against non-autoconfirmed please. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:59, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Not done. It's not needed for now. Accounts were editing from the same IP address and it is now blocked. Matiia (talk) 20:41, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
For sysops’ information: only 22 hours passed, and the vandal was active on Meta from at least two IPs in different networks. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:25, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
And? We block what we can, where we can and we have a string of individual IP and IP range blocks. Don't fuss trolls, don't let them dominate your life or your editing. Trolls reason for their actions is to control and to irritate, and your reactions are giving them their jollies. So calmly report their actions as you see them, and enjoy your editing. Each new set of trolls has new requirements in terms of abuse filters, blacklisting, and blocks, and we will calmly and steadfastly do what we will to manage those.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:50, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protect User talk:Movses[edit]

Hello. Last days I am facing a lot of acts of vandalism on my user page link. While vandal's IP had been blocked, it seems he started to use proxies (, ,, So, please semi-protect User talk:Movses at least for 1 week. --Movses (talk) 11:36, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Done for two weeks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:38, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Generally, don't fuss nor feed the trolls. This person is looking for you and your mates to react and they get their giggles every time you come running here or any reporting page. So yawn, and revert it every so often, and allow admins who are now watching to manage. Not sure what you and your mates did to get the troll to follow you here, but such is life we will deal with it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:37, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
They are going to visit their favourite list of abusable IPs, and we will see it, and then place long term blocks on them. Numbers have a history as we see them come up, the bans will be quite extensive, and I am checking ranges to see what has happened through there, and we will whack those. Discompassionately blocking, not an issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:46, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

WMDE Technical Wishes/Rollback/Feedback round[edit]

A significant change to the rollback function is being discussed above. --Rschen7754 05:10, 20 April 2018 (UTC)