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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. (If the wiki does have active administrators, file the request with one of them.) If the wiki has an active editor community, any potentially controversial action (deletion of actual content, edit to a protected page, renaming of a protected page, etc.) should receive consensus from the wiki community before being requested here, and a link should be provided to that consensus in the request.

To add a new request, create a new section header at the bottom of the page (just above the categories) of the form:

=== Very brief description of request here ===

{{Status|In progress}}
Your request --~~~~

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To report vandalism issues, please use Vandalism reports instead.

Cross-wiki requests
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Bot-reported speedy deletion requests[edit]

This section is for reports filed via Kimberley-nia Bot on the SWMT's IRC channel #cvn-sw (bot's irc nick is Dellieplagiat). They are submitted on this subpage. Please watch this page separately if you are a steward, a global sysop, or a local administrator.

It is possible to manually edit this list if you follow the bot's formatting. If you feel a request is inappropriate, please remove the lines containing that request entirely. (Leaving comments, modifying the header line, and striking out reports will confuse the bot.)

Example for the correct formatting:

* {{msd-link|ie.wikipedia|Talk:Europa}}
*: spam - IRC user DerHexer ~~~~~

Properly-filed requests that point to pages that have already been deleted or do not exist will be automatically removed by the bot. Note: It is unnecessary to remove requests for wikis where local admins "can handle it by themselves". If that is really so, the pages will surely be deleted within a small period of time and then be automatically removed from the list by the bot.


Manual requests[edit]

Please see a list of pages nominated for speedy deletion via {{Delete}} and/or the local equivalent. You can also filter by wikis whose admins are less than X or have not delete since Y.

Bad bot edits on gomwiki[edit]

Status:    In progress

A steward might be required to help out fixing (e.g., possibly mass-reverting) a bunch of poorly executed bot edits (or bot-assisted user edits?) just made on the Goan Konkani Wikipedia. gom:User:RahmanuddinBot has apparently decided to link every instance of "Jezu" in existing articles to the local article on Jesus, regardless of where and how many times that string appears in each page. Needless to say, this has broken some things. See my talk page message to the user and proceed in whatever way seems best. - dcljr (talk) 04:18, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

See also the announcement of this brilliancy on gom:विकिपीडिया:समाजाचे_मुखेल_पान#Adding_links - "I will be happy to correct them". --MF-W 04:26, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. We'll see what he does, I suppose. - dcljr (talk) 04:45, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
FYI, this guy doesn't actually seem "happy to correct" the errors his bot created; more like happy to fix a few minor things and not acknowlede the ton of problems that are left to fix. See the discussion linked to by MF-W if interested. The community is in the process of voting for admins (on the same page), so maybe soon a local admin can take care of the problem. - dcljr (talk) 05:21, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, perhaps my assessment above was a little harsh. He has edited a few hundred pages since people started complaining, but he hasn't been catching all the mistakes, even when they've been pointed out and diffs linked to. It's frustrating… - dcljr (talk) 05:35, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Move Flow page[edit]

Status:    Locally handled

I have a problem. I started using Flow at 11 September, 2015 by request at mw. But when I want to cancel it now, there's something wrong that I can't move the previous page. Is there anybody could move User_talk:Cosine02 to User_talk:Cosine02/2, then move User_talk:Cosine02/存档 1 to User_talk:Cosine02? Thank you. --Stang 11:50, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

I get the same error that, presumably you do "The "Create Flow boards in any location" permission is required to move a Flow board." We'll need to add it to the permission set so Stewards can do it, but the permission needs to be assigned to a local zhwiki group(s) too if the intention is for all editors to be able to move these pages. I don't know anything about Flow so this may not be the right way to go about things. Maybe if @Legoktm: is around to comment? QuiteUnusual (talk) 13:44, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
There's an open discussion on Phabricator regarding this. Once it is concluded we can deal with your request - thanks. QuiteUnusual (talk) 10:09, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Maybe steward could temporary gain yourself Flow-bot right... --Stang 15:06, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
There's no documentation about how to remove Flow from a talk page, and I haven't tested it so I better not take any risks and break your talk page. I requested this at phab:T125560. —MarcoAurelio 19:16, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks all of yours attention. This problem was fixed. I tried to enable and disable this feature at my preference, and found that a bot fixed it. :)
One more question: did a flow bother global rename?(I would like to rename my account. Thanks in advance. --Stang 02:58, 3 February 2016 (UTC)
Nah, it should be okay. Matiia (talk) 04:49, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

OAuth app approval[edit]

Status:    Done

I have an OAuth consumer that I'd like to get approved, for [playlist.wiki playlist.wiki]: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:OAuthListConsumers/view/0957219087ac45052d9cddb5bd9605e1&name=&publisher=Sage+%28Wiki+Ed%29&stage=-1

No API permissions required, just basic authentication.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:12, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Ping Hoo man. Matiia (talk) 23:19, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 00:37, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Status:    In progress

Hoo man: Sorry for the second request, but we'd like to update the name to "Wiki Playlist" to avoid using the "Wikipedia" trademark. Other than the name, this request is exactly the same: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:OAuthListConsumers/view/1a176b5faab3274bb310b938888bfeea&name=&publisher=Sage+%28Wiki+Ed%29&stage=-1

--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:40, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

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