Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2019-11

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Help needed enabling gadgets on banwiki

Status:    Done

Users at the new Balinese Wikipedia (created a couple of weeks ago) want some gadgets enabled on their wiki. They currently have none to choose from. I don't know what the standard procedure is for making such requests, but apparently an interface editor is required. I know some of those frequent this page, so could someone who can help with this request please comment at ban:Wikipédia:Pasangkepan#Final steps making this a working standalone wiki? (Note that the wiki doesn't yet have any admins, bureaucrats, interface editors, or stewards.) - dcljr (talk) 08:05, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

@Dcljr:Apparently the Gadget plugin is not installed in your wiki, please contact a system administrators to install the plugin. I have create the js Files and the Gadget-defintion.--WikiBayer 👤💬 10:15, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: it should be enabled already, see;b0f58b5d521dbd6bd98c12d3faf54a4473d2d24f$13210 and ban:Kusus:Versi --DannyS712 (talk) 19:58, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
OK, what do i have to do to make the gadgets visible in a Preferences?--WikiBayer 👤💬 21:25, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: take a look at, eg, enwikiversity - you need a heading and then the gadgets as a list --DannyS712 (talk) 03:59, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
thank danys712 its works now-WikiBayer 👤💬 06:09, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Deletion on Old English Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please delete these two articles: w:ang:26 Hrēþmōnaþ‎ and w:ang:Area 51.

Szczecinolog (talk) 21:36, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks, Vermont (talk) 21:52, 2 November 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete those pages. Thanks! —Sgd. Hasley 14:59, 3 November 2019 (UTC) done by Iluvatar --WikiBayer 👤💬 16:05, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:lv:Dalībnieks:AliceCreighton9 and wiktionary:lv:Dalībnieks:DarcyBaggett

Status:    Done

Spambots, Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 11:35, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.—Iluvatar (talk) 12:47, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
winkThanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 14:02, 3 November 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete it. No local sysops. Thanks! —Sgd. Hasley 22:03, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

done--WikiBayer 👤💬 22:58, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

n:ta:Psychological Wellness Therapy

Status:    Done

Please delete it. No local sysops active. Thanks. —Sgd. Hasley 14:30, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.—Iluvatar (talk) 14:45, 6 November 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please replace content by

<hr />

as i did here. Thanks! Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 08:39, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Nobody to do this ? Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 07:15, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:47, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

w:zu:Zaka weezy & w:zu:Long way ( album)

Status:    Done

Please delete again. Both created by xwiki spammer. No local sysops. Thanks. —Sgd. Hasley 20:19, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

done-WikiBayer 👤💬 07:49, 9 November 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:03, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

done--WikiBayer 👤💬 17:16, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
winkThanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 02:44, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Clean up of bad gadgets in small wikis

Status:    Done

Lots of small wikis copy MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition of large wikis into their own while most of gadgets don't even have a javscript page. I wrote a script and found phab:P9486 which is 400 bad gadgets in impressive number of wikis. Can these gadgets removed from the defition page? Similar to this. This would help performance of these wikis. If it's too much work, I can have a temporally interface admin right and do it by bot. Amir (talk) 12:55, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

LOL What is this? I have fix the ml.wikibooks and mk.wiktionary Gadget-definitions page--WikiBayer 👤💬 18:53, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
+ + is fixed--WikiBayer 👤💬 10:11, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
+ wiktionary:ms + wikiquote:no is fixed. ---WikiBayer 👤💬 21:55, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Comment Comment for things like MediaWiki:Gadget-popups.js / MediaWiki:Gadget-UTCLiveClock.js / MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat.js I would prefer that we just fixed these to work.


// [[File:Wikipedia_Gadget-popups.js]] Pop-ups imported from enWP
mw.loader.load( '//' );


// Clock/purge gadget
mw.loader.load( '//' );


window.hotcat_translations_from_commons = true;

 This imports the latest version of HotCat from Commons.
 HotCat is a gadget to make changes to categories much easier.
 Full documentation can be found at
mw.loader.load( '//' );

---unsigned by Billinghurst

@Billinghurst:So far I only repaired the gadget HotCat.The other gadgets I've just removed.
In projects such as ur.wikiquote are too many gadget-definition gadgets in there to fix them all.
The projects have only a broken gadget definition because a single admin has played with copy and paste here, if the project wants to have other gadgets they should just make a request in my opinion.--WikiBayer 👤💬 12:51, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
Sure, I understand the context, though an admin adding it at a community is as good as community consensus, even when ham-fistedly undertaken. I was also simply saying for these near universal gadgets that sometimes just fix it can work. We are meant to be able to judge a request and undertake what is in the best interests of the community, not solely follow the instruction of one person's request, nor fall back on that as a defence for an action. [Noting that there is nothing wrong with the original request.]  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:36, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
I have now create popups.js and hotcat.js + azwikibooks is done.----WikiBayer 👤💬 17:14, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

wikibooks:gl, wikiquote:gl, and wikisource:gl is fix--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝓑𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 17:11, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

tswikipedia + slwikiversity done--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝓑𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 23:02, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneI have in all projects remove the Gatgets from the Gadget-definition or create the js File and fix many other errors.--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝓑𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 16:27, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete b:el:Aριθμός 0είκοσι και τελια and b:el:Ολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολολοκλήρωμα, no local sysops active. Thanks! —Sgd. Hasley 21:23, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Praxidicae (talk) 21:26, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Praxidicae. Please delete b:el: (μαθηματικά). —Sgd. Hasley 21:31, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Harassment : Global request for protection of talk pages

Status:    Not done

Hello, I've posted several requests for global lock because an idiot keeps harassing me across many wikis--along with a few other sysop / RC patrollers but it seems I'm the main target. Last night, it happened again : A few days ago I received about 30 messages from the same dude, across wikis I had never visited. This has to stop. I would like to request my talk pages to be protected on creation on all wikis (autopatrolled), except on the French-speaking and English-speaking projects, please. And even with only the two languages, I don't use the English-speaking Wikibooks, Wikivoyage, wikispecies. This is getting old ! :) Kind regards, --Bédévore (talk) 17:29, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

On all wikis where there are active administrators you need to ask them. Ruslik (talk) 13:24, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: And on the other of hundreds of projects - this seems like a huge time-sink to manage? — xaosflux Talk 14:51, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Bédévore: We can probably write an abusefilter to assist, though it would only be for small/medium wikis. I would want to see some of the deleted posts, though need to find a wiki where a global sysop can view (frWB is not one). Can you point me to somewhere else for a look-see?  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:38, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Hello @Xaosflux and Billinghurst: thanks for your answers. Here is the kind of stuff they send me : - - - Edit : see also User:Bédévore/Harassment Kind regards, -Bédévore (talk) 08:15, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Bédévore: I have re-created global-181 that will work on global abuse wikis, to function on your root ns:2 and ns:3 pages, and if I did it right I have excluded your frWP user talk page. Noting that global abuse filters apply to small, medium and wmgUseGlobalAbuseFilters additional, incl. frWP, though will not help on the majority of the big wikis. I am going to leave it in watch for a while looking for false positives before escalating its actions. Let us see how it progresses.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:03, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @Billinghurst: ! :) We'll see how it works. I will also feed Bédévore/harassment to help with the detection and history of the vandal. Kind regards, -Bédévore (talk) 10:42, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Oh, and looking at the guc contributions on user above, basically none of them were on global sysop wikis, so we aren't going to be much help.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:45, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

X mark.svg not done by site level protection, instead abuse filter implemented as a means to manage  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:21, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Hide username on commons

Status:    Done

Is it possible to hide references to this username? --Gbawden (talk) 12:44, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

@Gbawden: usually at SRG with the appropriate use of {{LockHide}}, though obliterating it is always fun, especially if they get into the logs. Depends on what you want to achieve. As it has been blocked at Commons and enWP it is already in your Log/block, presumably in Log/delete, and I am guessing Abuselog, and logs for account lock. Usually the best thing to do with these is quickly get into IRC and get steward to do a quick Lock and hide.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:59, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by MarcoAurelio --Alaa :)..! 11:43, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Not really. I just hid the account from Special:GlobalUsers. Local redaction of the block log was done by a local admin, not me. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:55, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of large page

Status:    Done

This discussion closed with the page being deleted, but the talk page has over 5k revisions, requiring Steward intervention. Primefac (talk) 22:33, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Schniggendiller --Alaa :)..! 22:36, 19 November 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Vandalism, Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 08:40, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Turkmen talk 09:52, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
winkThanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 11:42, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Disable privacy violating default on gadget on he.voy

Status:    Done

Please set the "sharebox.js" gadget on he.voy to disabled by default by editing [1] and removing default from the sharebox.js entry. It is loading external resources unconditionally for every user that visits the wiki. Legoktm (talk) 04:53, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:36, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Update whois script on iswiki

Status:    Done

Requires javascript rights. There are no interface admins on iswiki.

Update IP-whois gadget by replacing the code at is:Melding:Gadget-IP-whois.js with sv:MediaWiki:Gadget-IP-whois.js and adding "mediawiki.util" to the dependancies of the gadget at is:Melding:Gadgets-definition (since mediawiki has not loaded mw.util by default since 1.27, per mw:Manual:$wgPreloadJavaScriptMwUtil). This gadget works at Special:Contributions pages. Since the messages have changed since the gadget was last updated, more than the IP itself gets copied from the message, making the whois link unusable without fixing it manually. As such, the gadget needs to be updated.. --Snaevar (talk) 00:30, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 17:04, 24 November 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Created by IP, please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 16:23, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:05, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism in brwiki

Status:    Done

A user is vandalizing the Breton Wikipedia, with at last the following IP’s:,,, In a nutshell, he is changing vocabulary without community consensus. The same person has already done so in the past (July 6 2019), this was acted upon by stewards. See e.g. There is no active local sysop, I am not sure what can be done. Can you please help? Huñvreüs (talk) 11:50, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

I have protected and deleted pages.

If other pages are affected please list them all here. Please use {{delete}} for pages you want to delete. --𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 18:31, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

@WikiBayer Thanks. Can you please also protect br:C++ and reverse his inversions of br:Kompiler / br:Kempuner and br:Kartenn gevregañ / br:Kartenn c'hrafikel? I think that’s all for now. Huñvreüs (talk) 19:26, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Huñvreüs (talk) 21:39, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of 5000+ editions

Status:    Done

This page must be deleted because separate project(zhwv) has been created. Please handle it. --Sotiale (talk) 11:12, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:15, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Unneeded files on guwiktionary

Status:    Done

Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 16:38, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

What is the reason? Ruslik (talk) 20:36, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
@CptViraj:I have delete "Indian numerals 100AD.gif". The other Files are not on commons and i see no reason or content to delete--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 23:16, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
Old logos of Wikimedia projects, We don't need these files locally. -- CptViraj (📧) 00:44, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
The fact that the images are not currently being used is not a sufficient reason to delete them.--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 08:16, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Why? I'm sorry if I sound rude but I'm very disappointed. Only 2 editors (including me) are active there and we are doing cleanup on the wiki, deleting bad pages. But you guys don't want it. -- CptViraj (📧) 11:34, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
@CptViraj:A special feature of Wikimedia projects is that nothing is deleted and also older versions, pictures etc. are visible. A deletion of these files would be against the basic principles of Wikimedia projects.--𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 12:11, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Delete Gujarati wiktionary need complete overhaul and these files are of none of the use right now. Also, on Gujarati Wiki community we don't allow any files to be posted on wikiprojects. --Harshil169 (talk) 12:44, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

@Harshil169: Give a discussion in the community for this? -𐐎ℹ𝕜ⅈ𝕭𝒂𝕪ⅇ𝕣 👤💬 12:53, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

@WikiBayer: There are only two members active in last 30 days and they gave opinion here. If you want as formal process then we will start it there. Harshil169 (talk) 13:00, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
then get consensus and make a new request. Praxidicae (talk) 13:44, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
I think it make sense to delete these ones as we have better versions of these on commons. I tried to find this and this one on commons, but haven't found any, still make more sense to move them on commons instead keeping locally. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:08, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Also Upload file on that wiki redirects one to commons, so it's obvious they don't allow local uploads. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:24, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Started a local discussion at wiktionary:gu:વિકિકોશ:સમુદાય મુખપૃષ્ઠ#meta:SRM#Unneeded files on guwiktionary, I request to place this request on hold. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:43, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 28 November.--Turkmen talk 15:40, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
Discussion finished; 2 supports. -- CptViraj (📧) 12:49, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Turkmen talk 21:47, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Too many edits

Status:    Done

en:talk:list of scientists who disagree with the scientific consensus on global warming needs a steward to delete it. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 22:31, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Schniggendiller (talk) 22:38, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Useless microstubs on tiwiki

Status:    Done

An IP editor has just pushed the Tigrinya Wikipedia (no admins) over 200 articles by creating about 20 microstubs about countries. Each stub's content consists solely of a flag image, the {{PAGETITLE}} magic word (as an ersatz "lead"), a {{stub}} template call, and the local category for "Countries". (I can't say whether the flags and page titles match up, since I don't read the language.) As a bonus, the edit summary for each page creation is a completely irrelevant phrase in all caps styled like a section link (which doesn't exist on the page itself). About half of these things (I just noted about each page) could be seen as evidence of an attempt to create something potentially useful, but the other half (IMO) undermine that presumption. Could a steward take a look and decide whether they should be kept or deleted? - dcljr (talk) 04:54, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:58, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

OAuth permissions

OAuth approval request for WikidataComplete

Status:    Done

Can you please approve this consumer ….. --DD063520 (talk) 13:10, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Do you really mean "new facts extracted from Wikidata"? Not from Wikipedia? Ruslik (talk) 20:34, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Sorry from Wikipedia, you are right ..... I think the initial demo at gives the idea ....

X mark.svg Not done Please, fix the error. Ruslik (talk) 13:28, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I unfortunately couldn't update the old one, so I proposed a new one (consumer_key is updated, you can reject the old one). I fixed the error there. Can you please check again? Salut D063520

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:34, 2 November 2019 (UTC)