Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2019-07

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Request to enbale partial block at idwiki

Status:    Not done

Go to idwiki. There's a request for a partial block enabling. 04:48, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

  • (No steward comment) This is not the right place where you should be asking, please seek local consensus and request at phab:--94rain Talk 05:22, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done see Talk:Community health initiative/Partial blocks --Alaa :)..! 02:37, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

hungarian Wiktionary vandalism

Status:    Done


This guy keeps vandalizing articles on the Hungarian Wiktionary, from various IPs for a month now and also doing cross-wiki vandalism, but I didn't follow him on other wikis. he keeps trying to prove that the Romani language doesn't exist and invented a new language "csermán" instead. I think it would be a good idea to remove the article "csermán" and prevent it from recreation, or lock it as an empty page, since there is nothing in literature that points to its existence. thank you for patrolling.

Thank you! 1981 (talk) 13:21, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done as requested. It is only going to mildly inconvenience this person, as surely they will find a new target. We can work on that though if you can identify the sorts of things and words that they utilise.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:29, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: can you delete wikt:hu:Szerkesztővita:, wikt:hu:Szerkesztő:2001:4C4E:19C6:4900:2D10:D58C:7C47:EC1C and wikt:hu:Szerkesztővita:2001:4C4E:19C6:4900:2D10:D58C:7C47:EC1C? —Sgd. Vercelas (talk | contribs | CA) 13:51, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:28, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Manda 1993

Status:    Done

Would you protect the steward's talkpages on idwiki? They're being vandalised by Manda 1993. 11:41, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

No need to protect for now. The user has been globally locked. Esteban16 (talk) 16:35, 1 July 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

rmywiki deletion

Status:    Already done

Please, could somebody delete w:rmy:Jeno:Praxidicae?. —Sgd. Vercelas (talk | contribs | CA) 20:53, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Black check.svg Already done --Base (talk) 23:17, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletions on sv.wikiversity

Status:    Done

Backlog at v:sv:Kategori:Snabba raderingar, only admin has been inactive for 2 years. --Rschen7754 19:38, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 13:05, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion on tewikibooks

Status:    Done

[1], no admin. --Rschen7754 20:41, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 13:03, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Add sawikiquote to global bots

Status:    Done

[2], no objections. --Rschen7754 19:56, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 12:15, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion request

Status:    Done
Symbol wait.svg In progress... Esteban16 (talk) 21:08, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Esteban16 (talk) 21:15, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Add sahwikiquote to global bots

Status:    Done

[3], no objections. --Rschen7754 19:57, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 12:15, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Spam on ocwikibooks

Status:    Done

[4], no admins. --Rschen7754 22:50, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Esteban16 (talk) 23:06, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Block IP jabooks

Status:    Done

2409:891A:22A:125C:F420:86FF:FE2B:CBC3 --WikiBayer 👤💬 15:07, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done blocked for 1 week. Ruslik (talk) 16:31, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Delete Spam at warwik and tumwiki

Status:    Done 👤💬 22:20, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Esteban16 (talk) 23:05, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

protect article (brwiki)

Status:    Done

vandalism with more ips --WikiBayer 👤💬 21:14, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. IP globally blocked. Esteban16 (talk) 21:31, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Delete pages with "Höfundur2" prefix on iswikisource

Status:    Done

Iswikisource has no admins.

6 years ago, the author namespace was created on iswikisource, under the name "Höfundur". This was done at T46164. During that time, pages where temporarily moved over to names with "Höfundur2" prefix so the config change could be made. The pages have been moved back over to the "Höfundur" (author) namespace, but the redirect from "Höfundur2" is unnecessary and as such, the redirects should be deleted.

Here is an list over pages to delete:

--Snaevar (talk) 16:18, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg In progress... Esteban16 (talk) 21:36, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Esteban16 (talk) 21:47, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Delete the new Spam at tumwiki and nawiki

Status:    Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 05:51, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Esteban16 (talk) 15:14, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

hu.wiktionary vandalism

Status:    Already done

Please block xwiki-contribsxwiki-dateSTIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker in hu.wiktionary and delete his pages. See diff 19191186. —Sgd. Vercelas 18:50, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

hu.wiktionary: vandalism

Status:    Done

2001:4C4E:1EC6:CE00:A4CE:F4FC:F7CF:C36 xwiki-contribsxwiki-dateSTIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker. See contribs.Iluvatar (talk) 22:04, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Vermont. Esteban16 (talk) 23:13, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

History merge on hiwikitionary

Status:    Done

Can someone here please perform the history merge I describe at wikt:hi:User talk:Mahitgar#History merge? That wiki doesn't have any active admins (out of two: Mahitgar and Yann), and the two pages I am referring to still have not been edited again since I left the comment there (i.e., same exact request still applies). BTW, for more context: the "Broken/…" page was resurrected by the 'namespaceDupes.php' maintenance script after a namespace change made the original page inaccessible, which is (presumably) why the duplicate page was created by Yann. - dcljr (talk) 02:04, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:47, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Remove flow from kab.wikipedia

Status:    Not done

I apologize for the ranting tone, but I feel really frustrated, I complained about this childish interface to a global sysop here: (notice the stupid guid link instead of url#subsection, I had to click on 'Topic' in order to find the URI, and I assure you it wasn't easy to find).

At first glance, it might look user-friendly (especially for mobile users who think that facebook is internet, or its incarnation), but if you want to do a slightly complicated thing it becomes a nightmare... I can't count the number of times I wanted to comment or send a message but I refrained because of this dumb interface. Recently, I had -and still have- to handle a conflict between two users [54] (Sorry, it does not link to the subsection, I can't figure out how to reference it), it's a topic I created in order to appease the situation, now I get a lot of notifications, I want to participate, I click, I'm lost, it's beyond me: I can't post a message in that retarded interface.

Why are we the only ones using that ****** discussion mode? I've checked other wikipedias and none of them have adopted it, whatever the initial intent was (and I believe that the intention was good) but in human language this is called a failure, and a failure has only one vocation: disappear. We are so few in this Wiki project (kab), please do not handicap us. Thanks in advance for your help and I apologize once more for the ranting tone. --Sami At Ferḥat (talk) 23:36, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello @Sami At Ferḥat: stewards can't do anything here. It's "Structured Discussions" (FAQ), you can put your community feedback here. Or send to Jdforrester (WMF) (Product manager) --Alaa :)..! 10:32, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Sami At Ferḥat: Get community consensus on kab.wikipedia for removal and file a task on Phabricator and it will be removed. Flow is not developed anymore so it makes sense to disable it from all wikis. Stryn (talk) 11:15, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Sami At Ferḥat: (Sorry for all the pings.) Note that there is already this Phabricator ticket: phab:T140588. Apparently neither deployments nor removals of Flow (Structured Discussions) are being processed at the moment. - dcljr (talk) 21:45, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
    • @علاء:, @Stryn:, @Dcljr:: thanks for your valuable feedback, I was a bit lost on how to get rid of it, but it's all clear to me now.Sami At Ferḥat (talk) 22:37, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
      • Keeping a broken, unmaintained extension on a wiki just causes more technical debt and community annoyance. They should allow uninstalling this. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:51, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion request on ltwikibooks

Status:    Done

[55] no admins. --Rschen7754 16:46, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Done, thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:54, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Delete Usersites and block ip (gawiki)

Status:    Not done --WikiBayer 👤💬 18:51, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Please, ask local administrators. Ruslik (talk) 20:38, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Main page tab fix on iswikibooks

Status:    Done

Fix the main page tab by removing content from b:is:Melding:Common.js. The content which should be removed starts at and includes the "Main page tab no longer says article" sentance to the next section, which are the collapsible tables. The message at b:is:MediaWiki:Mainpage-nstab will be used instead, and that is allready correcly configured. This is a routine fix, which is mentioned at mw:ResourceLoader/Migration_guide_(users)#Tabs_(vector), which has been needed since mediawiki 1.17. I mentioned this fix at the user talk page of the only sysop on iswikibooks, Salvor, linked above.--Snaevar (talk) 19:04, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:40, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion request on gagwiki

Status:    Done

Requesting deletion of pages listed here, which is under GS scope. I'm not doing this myself as I am the nominator and want to avoid conflict. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 21:14, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Many of these are works created by Cekli829, a user with a body of work, and they are now claimed as copyright violations. I would think that they should be deserving of a discussion. I am not comfortable speedy deleting them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:24, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
I had brought up the issue on his talk page. Those articles are direct copies from a news article or similar online outlet which is linked on most of the pages. He reworded a few words, commented "Fixed." in the local wiki's language on his talk page, and didn't respond to my further request for deletion, which does not stop it from being a copyright violation. In regard to a discussion, there is no local community with which to discuss. I left a message after I had first noticed the pages here, and Cekli829 was the only user who responded, also with "Fixed." Thank you, Vermont (talk) 00:38, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Billinghurst, the matter had been brought to Cekli829's (also gagwiki's only active editor and sysop) notice at his t/p and he had rephrased parts of the articles. However, the overall structure as well as many words still remain copied over from the media outlets (particularly Despite being asked repeatedly to delete the articles he has not responded.  — FR 10:22, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
  • There is also another group of 15+ articles in gagwiki listed at User:FR30799386/datadump which appear to be copy-pastes according to Earwig's Copyright Violations Detector. It would be great if a steward or global sysop could assess and delete them as they see fit. Regards. — FR 10:22, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Hope to see @Cekli829: comment(s) soon --Alaa :)..! 23:14, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

I just want to point out that Cekli829 is the same user cited for copyright violations in Requests for comment/Do something about azwiki—The preceding unsigned comment was added by MJL (talk) at 14:14, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  • It appears that Cekli829 hasn't edited any Wikimedia project for over a month (and soon to be two months)  — FR 07:08, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

If there's no objection until 17 July 2019, then we will implement this request --Alaa :)..! 12:28, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Delete Spam at warwiki

Status:    Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 15:50, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Looks like it is mopped now, also looking at some of the spam account. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:21, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion requests at hifwiki

Status:    Done

Could someone please delete Google as a test page . — FR 17:10, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:18, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Sitenotices on closed Wikimania wikis

Status:    Done

Now that all of the past annual Wikimania wikis have been closed (wm2018: was closed about 16 hours ago), I think all of the sitenotices on those wikis should be "harmonized" to contain the same (kind of) information (except possibly a little more "context" could be given in the wm2018 sitenotice, since it just closed).

As you can see if you look through these pages, some are missing completely (2014, 2015, and 2016), others have very little info, and some are more or less OK.

The following information is currently provided in some, but not all, of the sitenotices:

  1. that the wiki is closed (all but 2016, 2015, 2014, 2007, 2006, and 2005)
  2. that the closure means it can't be edited (2012, …, 2008)
  3. the date on which the wiki was closed (only 2013)
  4. a link to the Phabricator task (and/or on-wiki discussion) that caused the wiki to be closed (2018 and 2017)
  5. that information about future Wikimania events can be found at (only 2018, not surprisingly)
  6. a link to the Wikimania page here at Meta (2013, …, 2005)
  7. a link to information about the wikimania-l list (2013, …, 2008)
  8. which city and year the wiki covers (2007, 2006, 2005)
  9. a link to some kind of "summary" or "feedback" about that year's event (2012, …, 2008)

We should probably briefly discuss which kinds of info should be included in all the sitenotices (so the changes don't need to be made multiple times). I'd say definitely items 1, 2, 5, and 6 — and 8 would be nice, too, as a "courtesy" to readers, since that info is not always immediately apparent when visiting each wiki (especially when landing on a page other than the Main Page).

So, here's a possible template we could use:

This is the wiki for Wikimania YEAR, which was held in CITY.
This wiki is now closed and cannot be edited, but its contents can still be read.
The wiki for upcoming Wikimania events can be found at
More information about Wikimania in general, including past events, is available on Wikimedia's Meta-Wiki.

And finally: I know all these wikis will eventually be "merged and redirected" (so to speak) to the main Wikimania wiki, but until that process is complete, it would be nice to have consistent, informative sitenotices. - dcljr (talk) 03:01, 2 July 2019 (UTC) — Oops… modified "template" a bit and removed now-irrelevant text. - dcljr (talk) 03:15, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

It this harmonization really worth the effort? Ruslik (talk) 08:27, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
How is it not? The benefit to readers is, I think, obvious. Provided there's no major disagreement about the info to be included in the messages, "the effort" consists solely of edits to 14 pages. That doesn't seem unreasonable to me. (In fact, I've put in many times more effort just composing and posting this message here. If I could have just done it myself, I would have. If you'd like me to provide copy-and-paste text to be used on each wiki, I can do that.) - dcljr (talk) 00:10, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
So, please, provide a text to copy-paste. Ruslik (talk) 20:51, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, hang on… - dcljr (talk) 21:21, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Ruslik: See User:Dcljr/Wikimania sitenotices (a temporary page that will be deleted after the changes are completed). - dcljr (talk) 22:28, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
I think that the design of notice currently on the Wikimania 2012 wiki is better. Ruslik (talk) 20:00, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
"Better" in what way? What actual changes are you suggesting would improve the notices at User:Dcljr/Wikimania sitenotices? - dcljr (talk) 02:53, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Your design is boring. Ruslik (talk) 20:40, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
[eye-roll] Okaaaaay… I have changed the first sitenotice at User:Dcljr/Wikimania sitenotices to look a bit more like the 2012 one. If this is acceptable to you, I will copy those changes to the rest of them. If not, then you make whatever changes you want to that sitenotice and we will proceed from there. - dcljr (talk) 03:40, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Ok. Ruslik (talk) 20:41, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
I take this to mean "OK, looks fine to me" rather than "OK, I'll make my own changes". So… I have replicated my changes to all the (proposed) sitenotices at User:Dcljr/Wikimania sitenotices. Please copy them to the appropriate MediaWiki pages. - dcljr (talk) 00:33, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done 13:34, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ruslik0 (talk)
Shit. I screwed up one of the links (on every single sitenotice). This has now been corrected. [Just needed to add "m:" to point the final link(s) to this wiki!] - dcljr (talk) 17:39, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 08:52, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

A request to see deleted edits of files

Status:    Not done

I need to see "Deleted version and deleted content" of it:Discussioni utente:CometQ (Because I don't understand Italian,so I don't request this in,ja:利用者‐会話:Allthingsgo and ja:利用者‐会話:Advo7(Because I don't understand Japanese,so I don't request this in,thanks.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 07:55, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

  • You get rejected by -revi here on SRM in April. May I know in what way this differs from those made in April (I see the same pages). And why are you asking for the contents in many places, here too? And as a note, those are large wikis with active admins, you can just ask them directly, out of scope for Stewards/GS. For itwp, Vituzzu can help and for jawp rxy can help if needed, they know English. --Cohaf (talk) 08:43, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Again, those are big wikis. You can reasonably use English on the 'Embassy' pages, or from my experiences, using English on AN also works well if you explain you cannot read and write (local language). — regards, Revi 08:45, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Also, there is no reason specified. — regards, Revi 08:46, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Delete a page

Status:    Done

Please delete List of recurring Mario franchise enemies on English Wikipedia that the system won't allow me, as an Admin, to delete. The authority is at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of recurring Mario franchise enemies. --Just Chilling (talk) 17:33, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Maybe Yes check.svg Done - I get the result message "The page "List of recurring Mario franchise enemies" is scheduled for deletion. Please be patient." So... maybe it will be deleted? Never encountered this before. – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:54, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
    Confirmed that it has been deleted. – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:55, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
That's the new behavior when the system cannot finish the deletion within the timeout: instead of failing, it now queues it to the Job Queue which will do it slowly (but will definitely do the job). — regards, Revi 19:45, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
You might encounter timeouts, but it is actually queued so nothing to worry even if you see it (for future ref) — regards, Revi 19:46, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Ah perfect, thanks for the context :-) – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:51, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion backlog on iswikibooks

Status:    Done

b:is:Flokkur:Eyðingartillögur, asked admin at [56] and no response. --Rschen7754 07:01, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, cleared.--BRP ever 07:20, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion request on kawikibooks

Status:    Done

[57], asked only admin a week ago and no reply: [58] --Rschen7754 06:58, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 12:08, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion request on hiwikibooks

Status:    Done

[59], no admins. --Rschen7754 18:04, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Done. — regards, Revi 19:21, 27 July 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

(This is not a request but a feedback.) ja:LTA:ISECHIKA is a cross wiki spammer. It seems that maybe stewards or WMF has taken action such that some of their accounts have centralauth deleted? For example, the accounts listed at c:special:permalink/359508684#Escape_block. If indeed stewards are doing the job, could you please remember for future cases to delete and revert their spam on Commons as well?--Roy17 (talk) 21:04, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done It is not a responsibility of stewards to revert and delete any spam on Commons. Ruslik (talk) 20:59, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: then stewards should report it to admin's board on Commons. It's an LTA and yall are taking action, then dont leave libellous and copyright-violating uploads behind.--Roy17 (talk) 21:44, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
You can report it yourself. Ruslik (talk) 08:00, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
What the? Not all of this stuff is discovered in time by other volunteers. And very few Commons user can read Japanese or have heard of this LTA case, such that the problematic files might be overlooked. When yall find out the accounts and are taking action, yall should make sure everything is cleaned up.--Roy17 (talk) 21:42, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Wikimedia Discourse

Status:    Done

I am working for WMF in aid of the development of —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AMcLeod_(WMF) (talk)

Yes check.svg Done — regards, Revi 14:49, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion request on bnwiktionary

Status:    Done

Please delete wiktionary:bn:গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ and wiktionary:bn:চিত্রছায়া, No active human admin. -- Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 16:58, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Praxidicae (talk) 17:01, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Deletion backlog on kowikibooks

Status:    Done

See b:ko:분류:삭제 대상. Asked admin and no response after 2 weeks: [60] --Rschen7754 23:03, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Esteban16 (talk) 02:23, 31 July 2019 (UTC)