Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2018-02

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Manual requests

OAuth disable request for FastilyTest

Status:    Done

Please disable this OAuth consumer. I'm not using it and don't plan to for the foreseeable future. Thanks, FASTILY 09:32, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 16:13, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

OAuth disable request for MTC-Web for local dev/testing

Status:    Done

Please disable this OAuth consumer. I forgot to specify a port number in the URL so it's making it difficult for me to use it properly. Thanks, FASTILY 09:32, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 16:13, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for MTCWeb-Dev

Status:    Done

I plan to use this for development/testing on my local machine. I (Fastily) will be the only person using it. Thanks, FASTILY 09:38, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 16:13, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Move flow page

Status:    Done

Hello, I changed this user name, now he asked me to move his flow discussion page. so please move this page to this one. Thanks --Alaa :)..! 18:17, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 20:20, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Can somebody Delete all pages and categories in this category

Status:    Done

Please delete all pages and categories in this this category. It's candidates for speedy deletion. tgwiktionary has not active administrators year - 18:40, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Unless they are obvious spam or vandalism I am not sure we can delete them. Ruslik (talk) 18:57, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
FYI, apparently the original poster meant wikt:tg:Гурӯҳ:Мақолаҳои номзади ҳазф (in case anyone wants to look through the category for "easy cases"). - dcljr (talk) 14:37, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
As of today this category is empty. closing as nothing further to do.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:13, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Merge history in

Status:    Not done

No local sysops.

  • zu:Melilla is a duplicate from zu:iMelilla (correct name). I matched the content. iMelilla is the main entry but Melilla is most complete. Inhabited places are prefixed with i in Zulu language (i.e. zu:iSpeyini - Spain).
  • zu:Usuku basebenzi is a duplicate from zu:Usuku Lwabasebenzi. Usuku basebenzi is older but Usuku Lwabasebenzi is most complete. I matched their contents. It is strange because in Usuku basebenzi is written that your name is Usuku Lwabasebenzi. I think that is a posible typo mistake to create the article, but now there are two different pages for the same concept.

--Metrónomo-Goldwyn-Mayer 18:38, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Please note: I've been working on the daily since 27 July this year (2K edits in ca. 4.5 months), mainly doing cleanup for consistency. The Special pages (e.g. Pages/Categories wanted) are unreliable, largely due to variant spellings and the intrusion of English, so I use a dictionary and consult with native speakers. In the absence of active editors and maintainers (Admin, sysop, et al.), the Small Wiki Monitoring Team patrols the and provides on-call global sysop support. I'd appreciate being involved in Merge requests for the due to my familiarity with its existing vs. optimal page and category structure. -- Deborahjay (talk) 21:03, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Deborahjay: This thread is not about the wanted categories, that is another issue that we can continue discussing in I am sure that we will be able to help each other, especially because we both have good intentions :). We agree that Usuku basebenzi (old article) is a duplicate from Usuku Lwabasebenzi (new article), but I do not believe that empty and redirect is the solution because it hides the old history. I am happy to find a user with my own interest, from now on we can start working as a team. --Metrónomo-Goldwyn-Mayer 21:30, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Much as I appreciate the value of keeping the Edit history of the old page - it's preserved and appears when you go to that page by name (linked in Redirected from... under the new page name when the old is requested). So how do we accomplish a Merge preserving both pages' Edit histories? I'd like to understand Merge better, though I expect it's a major hassle. Teamwork will be great! Are you ever on IRC? And what's your local time zone? -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 21:54, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Looking for the previous authors in the history of redirects does not seem like a good idea nor do I think it's something usual, although I could be wrong. I will answer the rest on your user page, it's nice to meet you. --Metrónomo-Goldwyn-Mayer 22:26, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Closing as not done. This does not look to be an issue for global admins. Local content issues should be determined locally.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:12, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Inappropriate User account names on ZU WP

Status:    Done

(N.B. For the past half year I've been editing daily on the ZU WP in the absence of an Admin or local steward, and with few active editors.) Three user accounts were created there on 3 February with unacceptable names due to profanity. I ask for their deletion on principle (though the accounts are inactive). Please see the User creation log for 3 Nhlolanga at 17:54, 17:56 and 17:57. Also, there are currently 4 pages and 13 categories in the zu:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion awaiting action. Thank you for your support. -- Deborahjay (talk) 14:36, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Can you specify which three user accounts do you mean exactly? Ruslik (talk) 18:09, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I found them myself but accounts can not be deleted. So, I locked them. Ruslik (talk) 18:12, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

ZU WP Deletion requests backlog

Status:    Done

I've started a systematic cleanup (via the Categories list in Special pages) of post-move former misspelled categories that aren't needed as REDIRECTs. The first batch, plus six non-notable pages, comprise the current backlog in the zu:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion awaiting action. Your support is appreciated. -- Deborahjay (talk) 21:52, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Deborahjay: I would recommend that redirects that are common typos / case differences are kept. Redirects are cheap on the system.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:10, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks! I'll adopt this as a guideline. -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 06:15, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for

Status:    Done

This is an update to the already-approved OAuth consumer for Programs & Events Dashboard. It adds one additional permission: creating accounts. We are adding the option for program facilitators to create accounts for new editors. --Ragesoss (talk) 18:40, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - can the previous version be disabled? – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:42, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Ajraddatz thanks! The previous version cannot be disabled yet; I need to announce the switch, then log everyone out and deploy new consumer first. I will post here once it's safe to disable.--Ragesoss (talk) 18:45, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:12, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Grant Metrics

Status:    Done

This new consumer has the "allow consumer to specify a callback" option set, so that we can redirect users to login on Meta, then bring them back to where they were originally trying to go. I am not certain I did this correctly, so for the time being please leave the consumer version 1.0 active in case I have to give up on this :) Thank you, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 18:36, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 19:00, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request to access deleted revisions

Status:    Not done

I am requesting the ability to automate downloading of deleted content in order to improve detection of spam and undisclosed paid editing on Smartse (talk) 13:40, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Owner-only OAuth consumers do not need approval. Ruslik (talk) 18:50, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
Ah woops. Sorry about that! Smartse (talk) 20:02, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Page deletion request on Malagasy Wikibooks

Status:    Done

Consequent to a discussion at Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Malagasy Wikibooks, the original author of the page b:mg:Vavaka has blanked the page as being out of scope for a Wikibooks project. There are no sysops there; please delete the page. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:54, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Done, regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:58, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Page deletion on various small wikis

Status:    Done

Pages about this guy need to be deleted before I can delete this item properly. @KSFT, PierreAbbat, Evertype, and Malafaya:, as admins on jbowiki and vowiki, but I suppose any steward can step in. Mahir256 (talk) 06:13, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Can you prepare a list of pages that need to be deleted? Ruslik (talk) 09:18, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Done and the Wikidata item deleted. Stryn (talk) 09:52, 25 February 2018 (UTC)