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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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History merge for Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal[edit]

Hello, Given Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal has been created from its (now) /old subpage, and Talk:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal has been created from a duplicate in Template namespace, can you proceed to these two different history merges, please? (No opposition from duplicates’ author.) Pols12 (talk) 12:00, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Someone should also history merge Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/temp/styles.css to Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/styles.css, Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL to Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL, Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Organizations Information to Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Organizations Information, Template talk:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Organizations Information to Talk:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Organizations Information, Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Formerly Active Affiliates to Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Formerly Active Affiliates, Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL to Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL, Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL/List Of All Countries to Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL/List Of All Countries, and Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL/List Of All Wikimedia Affiliates to Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL/List Of All Wikimedia Affiliates. This mess should be cleaned up everywhere, not just in the obvious places. * Pppery * it has begun 16:13, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
Done by @DAlangi (WMF)? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:36, 29 November 2021 (UTC)
It appears that you merged just the talk page histories, but should also merge the history of all the other pages mentioned in my previous comment. * Pppery * it has begun 02:01, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I had assumed these were redlinks created after merging. I can do the rest in a while if nobody decides to do it first. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:43, 30 November 2021 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4: * Pppery * it has begun 17:23, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
@Pppery Yes check.svg Done, each time without the FuzzyBot page move to avoid confusion. Note that you list Template:Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL twice; is that just a duplicate or did you mean to list another page? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:05, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
You also need to do the original merge at the top of thread (Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/old to Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal), and then delete the stubs left behind from the history merges (since they were originally deleted). And I have no idea what I was thinking when I listed Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/MRL twice, and don't see any other pages needing history merging, so I'll say it must have been an accidental duplicate. * Pppery * it has begun 18:13, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
I did that merge, but the remaining revisions cannot be merged. Will do the deletions now. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:14, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done too. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:17, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
I had not seen this thread when merging the talk page histories. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:06, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. * Pppery * it has begun 18:18, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

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? --121.155.145.26 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)

SPA[edit]

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: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Blocks_and_protections#User:jdx 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)

CentralNotice/FAQ[edit]

Hi there,

Can someone with knowledge of translations insert language tags on this page for me, so translations of the page can be created?

Thank! Ciell (talk) 20:14, 4 December 2021 (UTC)

@Ciell Yes check.svg Done. For the future, Meta talk:Babylon might be the more appropriate venue. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
21:52, 4 December 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Ciell (talk) 09:55, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Ciell (talk) 09:55, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

special:contribs/49.147.193.131[edit]

Please block 49.147.193.131, this user keeps crearing nonsense pages. Stang 01:57, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

Done. Sgd. —Hasley 01:59, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 02:07, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

2600:387:F:4B12:0:0:0:1[edit]

Please block special:contribs/2600:387:F:4B12:0:0:0:1, translation vandalism. Stang 02:07, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

Black check.svg Already done. Sgd. —Hasley 02:35, 6 December 2021 (UTC)