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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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Abuse filter for IP edits on broadcasts[edit]

Would you add an abuse filter to prevent ips from editing subpages of special:prefixindex/Global message delivery/Targets/ ? I don't think IPs can do anything productive there. I'm not sure if broadcasts could even be sent to IP talk pages.

If you want to go a step further: semi-protection of the pages is probably not a good idea as users might not be confirmed before wanting to edit this. However, maybe not-confirmed editors should shouldn't be editing other users entries. Jura1 (talk) 11:19, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

Comment Comment presumably only in the main namespace, rather than to impact the translations that are attached to some of the pages, and would fall under the PAGENAME paths. @Jura1: Do you have some examples of what IP addresses have been doing, as it may be worthwhile customising a disallow notice to better guide them, maybe even look at something translated, or to a landing page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:18, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Is this only an issues on meta-wiki? The local titleblacklist may be better to deal with this. — xaosflux Talk 00:32, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Update Main Page to automatically display localised version[edit]

Hi! Since october 2018 update, Main Page is displayed in English by default, readers have to choose their language in bottom frame each time they visit Main Page. We can fix that issue using the same trick which is used by {{LangSwitch}} and some other templates, based on {{int:lang}} automatically localised interface message. Can a sysop do:

  1. Move Main Page to Template:Main Page/v2, including translation pages.
  2. Wait for moving is finished (it should be entered in Page translation log).
  3. Recreate Main Page with current content of Main page sandbox.

You also can remove Template:Main Page/v3 which I have created and which is unuseful. —Pols12 (talk) 14:46, 18 January 2020 (UTC)