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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.

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* {{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)

Badly named Babel AutoCreate categories[edit]

Status:    In progress

Last year, a bug in the Babel extension (see phab:T112868) caused a lot of badly named categories to be created. The bug was fixed quite quickly but the categories that were created still haven't been half a year later. Right now, there are 2990 categories across 207 wikis that need deleting. On the ticket, someone suggested asking here about a deletion bot. Is that something someone here can help with?

The categories were created between the 15th and 17th of September. There's a list of edits starting on [1] which could be used to extract a list of pages to delete.

- Nikki (talk) 14:25, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

  • Symbol wait.svg Doing...--Infinite0694 (Talk) 02:05, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol wait.svg helping too... —Ah3kal (talk) 08:33, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done - Deleted on all Dutch language wikis, bewikimedia, Outreach, and beta Wikiversity - Romaine (talk) 13:46, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Not all done yet, there are a couple of hundreds ~260 left, but all remaining are tagged and feedback is left for 3 ones to be deleted at foundationwiki. [2]Ah3kal (talk) 06:09, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Proposal: Add a global abusefilter[edit]

Status:    In progress

As known from the #wikimedia-stewards channel, we have a lot spambots. So my proposal is, to add this abusefilter:

user_editcount < 5
& added_lines rlike "</a>"

I made good experience with this kind of filter. Why? </a> is not wikisyntax, but a lot of spambots are using it still, for html weblinks. I'm working with this king of filter at the beta-cluster and at test2wiki, for example see beta (only one false positive, depends on the beta conditions), test2 (no known false positives). I guess a warning only filter should be enough, the most spambots don't try it again after a warning. For questions please ping, I'm not often at meta, but via croswiki notifications I can see it. Cheers, Luke081515 23:16, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Actually, well written spambots will not attempt to do this as it is useless. On the other hand, new users sometimes attempt to add links this way. Ruslik (talk) 04:36, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Well-written spambots would not spam. It does happen regularly that spambots introduce HTML-tags (1, 2, ...) but they are usually already stopped by other filters. Savhñ 11:19, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
I don't think they are usually stopped by other filters: Take a look at test2wiki abuse log, and compare, which users, who got catched by filter 6 there, got catched by other filtes. I guess about ~33%. Concerning the argument with new users: That's why the filter should be "warning only", because if a new users uses that tag, he can continue, but spambots who are using the HMTL-Tag don't continue after that warning. Cheers, Luke081515 13:10, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Mobile formatting issue for trwikinews[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hello, a user has requested help about mobile formatting issue at Apparently this issue was part of a switch over back in 2012 and enwikinews was fixed but many other wikinews' wasn't. Can anyone fix the trwikinews main page mobile formatting to be same as enwikinews? ( in any case instructions available here) --HakanIST (talk) 18:54, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

The links that you provided are dead. Ruslik (talk) 07:39, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: , links should be fixed now, thanks for the help.--HakanIST (talk) 09:52, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
The main pages are not exactly the same. So, you should prepare a new version of the main page in a sandbox. Ruslik (talk) 11:54, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
I can lower the protection level for the main page so you can do it yourself. Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Approve OAuth consumer for WikiSeeker[edit]

Status:    In progress

This is a request to approve a consumer key of the OAuth service for WikiSeeker. Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Protnmike (talk)

Speedy deletions on as/ms[edit]

Status:    In progress

There are various copyvios which were reported 3+ months ago and not deleted yet at w:as:শ্ৰেণী:ক্ষিপ্ৰ বিলোপনৰ প্ৰাৰ্থী and w:ms:Kategori:Calon_untuk_penghapusan_segera#mw-category-media. --Nemo 09:18, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Some of these files are ineligible for copyright. Ruslik (talk) 17:43, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Pages not imported from Incubator into the Konkani Wikipedia[edit]

Status:    In progress

While investigating missing pages and broken redirects in the Konkani Wikipedia (gomwiki), I realised that some pages had never been imported from Incubator during the creation of the Wikipedia. Unfortunately these pages have now been deleted from Incubator too. I used the deletion log entries to compile this list of pages that were not imported into the Wikipedia. It was a crude method, so if you can use a better method to come up with a possibly more accurate list, then that would be great. While compiling a list, one must keep in mind that pages may have been imported into gomwiki, but then moved to another name, so the same page title may not exist at gomwiki even though the page may have been imported. Similarly, it's also possible that the page was not imported, but a page now exists at gomwiki the same page title that was created later without relation to the Incubator page. I have tried to take these into account while compiling my list. Hence, I request you to please import the unimported pages, or alternatively, please undelete them at Incubator, then I can import them. --The Discoverer (talk) 06:15, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

I deleted the pages which remained on Incubator under the impression that they had meanwhile all been imported by someone (particularly the pages which were in Latin script, which I did not import to gomwiki when it was created, as Langcom's decision had actually been to have a gom-deva wiki). I do wonder why there are some Devanagari pages which were not imported. Anyway, I can restore them. --MF-W 16:44, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
A temporary administrator (Sushilmishra) did import the Latin script pages (most of them, at least). Do you think that maybe the page names were problematic and that's why they had errors while importing? The Discoverer (talk) 17:47, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
That's possible; I especially suspect that the pages with "Wp/gom/<Space>Name" might have been troublesome. --MF-W 21:39, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking. However, it's interesting that many of the pages matching that expression did get imported.
Another thing: The space you removed from the list I created actually exists in the name: But the leading space does not display when you view the page! The Discoverer (talk) 04:16, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
Are you sure that page is different from [3]? I get shown the same deleted page with 285 revisions. - I gave you test-admin rights on Incubator now, this way you can solve see the deleted pages yourself & restore (then import and delete again) them. --MF-W 18:46, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it seems to be the same page with or without the space before 'Wp'. I've started with a few pages and I've realised it's going to take me a long time because I'll be doing just a few each day. That's because for each page I'm first checking if a similar page exists in the Konkani Wikipedia, and after importing, I'm moving the pages to their correct titles. For some pages, import is failing, probably because of their names. In such cases I'm manually copying the source and trying to save the attribution in the comments. Case in point: [4] -> [5] The Discoverer (talk) 17:02, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
A way to circumvent this is doing an XML import - in the XML file, you can change the page title before importing. --MF-W 17:13, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll do the XML method.
I generated my list of files to check for importing by comparing the list of all files in gomwiki with the deletion log on incubator. However, I'm concerned that it's likely that some pages were created from scratch on gomwiki without relation to a page that did not get imported from incubator. Could you help me identify such pages? Would it be possible for you to generate a list of page titles on incubator that have a larger size in bytes than the same page title on gomwiki? The Discoverer (talk) 19:04, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't know how to do that. Maybe someone else reading this page can help. --MF-W 07:24, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
If you could give me a list of page titles and their sizes in incubator and a similar list of pages and their sizes on gomwiki, then I think that I will be able to match the titles. Or perhaps if it is possible to run a script that will search gomwiki for a few words from each page on incubator then we will get an idea of what content from incubator exists (or doesn't) on gomwiki? The Discoverer (talk) 08:44, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Delete en:User:Cyberbot II/Dead-Links Log[edit]

Status:    Done

This page has more than 5,000 revisions, so a deletion has to be performed by a steward. I can confirm that it meets the local criteria for speedy deletions - the user who owns the bot whose userspace this is has requested that it be deleted. --Hut 8.5 21:25, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Hoo man (talk) 23:32, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Hut 8.5 21:21, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

OAuth request: parliamentdiagram[edit]

Status:    Done

My tool needs to allow the user to upload diagrams directly to Wikimedia Commons, and I see I also need a grant to create, edit, and move pages. --Slashme (talk) 09:13, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

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