Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2021-03

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Edit protected pages no.wikibooks

Status:    Done

I have copied a template named navboks from no.wikipedia to no.wikibooks. I need help to edit MediaWiki:Common.js, MediaWiki:Common.css and MediaWiki:Navbox.js to make it funtion properly. There is a discussion containing further details at the embassy -- Abuluntu ( talk) 10:04, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 12:08, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Abuluntu: Please, test that it works. Ruslik (talk) 12:12, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Thanks for swift action! It doesn't allow collapsed navboxes yet. I believe MediaWiki:Navbox.js should be created. Could the w:no:MediaWiki:Navbox.js work as it is if it's copied? -- Abuluntu ( talk) 12:19, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
The navboxes do not collapse yet. Could someone look into my comment to Ruslik if he’s unavailable? -- Abuluntu ( talk) 16:26, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done In fact, Navbox.js does not work at all. It should be removed from nowiki as well. Ruslik (talk) 20:53, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for patiently taking care of my request! It works now! -- Abuluntu (👨🏼‍💻💬) 21:38, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Page deletion on

Status:    Done

Apparently cross-wiki spam, but defintely not a notable person: w:lbe:Аьвдурашид Шахрулабазанов. I mark it for deletion, IP hoppers remove the tag. The wiki is dead and deserted anyway. Thanks in advance.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:10, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Deleted. Sgd. —Hasley 20:13, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Great, thanks--Ymblanter (talk) 20:31, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Delete and recreate a page at nia.wikipedia

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Can someone helps us delete this file (String module). Even better at the same to import the Module:String to Nias Wikipedia? Somebody created the module at a wrong place and then moved it to the right place. But now the module doesn't work. Now all related templates like Infobox produces errors. I'd be grateful if someone can help with this as soon as possible (Nias Wikipedia doesn't have admin at the moment). Thanks. Slaia (talk) 14:27, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

done--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 15:04, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry to disturb you again 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫. Somehow it's still producing error for example on this page w:nia:Templat:Infobox_person. It says, "Script error: No such module "String"." According to the page history, you changed Module into Modul. So could that be the reason, because the correct name is Module not Modul? Would you be kindly look at this again? Thank you in advance. Slaia (talk) 18:26, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi User:Slaia, try purging pages after a transcluded template or module is changed. It often solves the issue as in our case. Also, note that this category shows more pages with Lua errors. I did this edit to fix one of those.--Sakretsu (炸裂) 19:17, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
The problems are only in the Moduls--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 08:30, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Deleting pages on vewiki

Status:    Done

Could someone delete ve:Mafu a tšoaetsanoang, ve:Santiago, ve:Yesu Kristo and ve:Luambo lwa musanda?--Eru Rōraito (talk) 18:55, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Done. Sgd. —Hasley 20:14, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Deleting pages on

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Can someone delete scn:Leucemia, scn:Inquietare, scn:Santa Vinirina (CT), scn:Discussioni:Santa Vinirina (CT), scn:Nsalata, scn:Guerri Stiddari - Lu settimu - Lu risvegghio de la fuorza, scn:Anima, scn:Muntiriali (AQ), scn:Rosetu di l'Abbruzzi, scn:Scritturi, scn:Kurt Cobain, scn:Roberto Ciotti, scn:Televisuri, scn:Lingua Giurgiana, scn:Gruttagghie (TA) and scn:Torri santa sanna(BR)?--Eru Rōraito (talk) 17:13, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Wiki13 (talk) 19:22, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you.--Eru Rōraito (talk) 19:04, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Delete my discussion page at (vandalism by LTA)

Status:    Not done

Could someone please delete this?

My discussion page on the korean wikipedia got created by this crosswiki vandal after me reverting their edits. Not sure if local admins will understand the issue. I tagged it for speedy, but I don't understand Korean and can't explain why it should be deleted. The account in question is already globally locked. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 12:37, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done, kowiki has active administrators that can handle their stuff. Sgd. —Hasley 12:42, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

i am blocked without reason, need help

Status:    Not done

I am shocked to see myself blocked because i am new to wikipedia and did only a single edit, next day i am block to the duration of infinite. if that single edit is against wikipedia policy why these kind of a big punishment against me! and i'm blocked without any warning or notice. i think one administrator mistakenly blocked me. he said i misbehaved to someone. but i never misbehaved to anyone. i only made a single edit (just check my edit history) that edit not contains any misbehavior. i never did any damage to wikipedia. please consider my issues as soon as possible and try to unblock me. im blocked in malayalam wiki, not in englsh. i cannot contact the malayalam wiki admin. my ip address . i am block by the administrator ‪- 'Sreejithk2000'. id number - #27870. i can't contact him trough mail. he blocked my mailing facility also. when i reported this issue in global unblock page, one admin suggested to contact Steward. thats why im here. if editing this space is against wiki policy please pardon me. iam new to wiki and don't know what to next in there kind of situation. i need help--FatherOfRojiiPala (talk) 09:52, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi @FatherOfRojiiPala:, you'll need to check with, not here. Stewards cannot intervene in your case. Leaderboard (talk) 12:02, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Stewards and Global Sysops can't unblock local blocked user. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 12:06, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Access to edit Fulfude Wikipedia mainpage

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I want to edit the page to because the fulfulde language used is not a standard language.Ardibe8 (talk) 17:48, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 11:52, 10 March 2021 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Hi i ask the deletion of scn:North korea, this is vandalism.--Eru Rōraito (talk) 05:10, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

And ve:Haajian, no useful content.--Eru Rōraito (talk) 05:24, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Minoraxtalk 06:56, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you!--Eru Rōraito (talk) 09:47, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Global block/unblock for Some IP address

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I tried to do this at the proper page, but I wasn't allowed to edit. Wikihounding at three wikis: Spanish: [[1]], Data [[2]] and now Cat [[3]]. The two first ones already had to block it. Sorry for this not being at the right place. Oh and of course undoing this request. [[4]] --Lost in subtitles (talk) 08:20, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

@Lost in subtitles: Please make block/lock Requests on SRG--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 08:34, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Note:Yes check.svg Done by Wiki13. JavaHurricane 08:40, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Copyvio and other issues at siwiki

Status:    Not done

Hello. Can someone have a look at si:Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)#Admin access please? As I have been doing on other projects, I'd like to help out with media files on siwiki. I have clearly identified longstanding mass copyvio/licensing issues, and can also understand the language up to a certain extent. But I find the response there (from the only admin) quite peculiar and troubling.

The Sinhala Wikipedia has no bureaucrats, and only 1 active admin. The other two admins should probably be removed due to inactivity, but that's not why I am here. The most active user (if not the only active user), is also the admin themselves.

I'm willing to let this go and focus on other non-siwiki work, but that latest response is not a good sign, and also a sign that other potential admins may have been shooed away in the past. Appreciate if someone knowledgeable in cross-wiki policies can comment on this situation please? Rehman 10:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

The bulk of the vios are from one user, though there are a LOT of them. I would think that our global copyright policy supersedes any sort of local policy. Praxidicae (talk) 13:55, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
It actually appears to have been a group of students, see also this users uploads which include stock images that are subject to copyright and even has the watermarks... Praxidicae (talk) 14:01, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, Praxidicae. I agree. Is that admin's reasoning valid though - can they stop someone (i.e. me) from going ahead, singlehandedly? And should such comments be tolerated at all from the sole admin of a project? To me IMHO, the last comment sounded like someone who wants to run a private project. Rehman 14:04, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
I mean, no. A single admin can't stop any person from requesting rights but I think they make a good point and you probably shouldn't. It's a GS wiki and deletions can be handled that way, as well as through their admins. Praxidicae (talk) 14:12, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Alright, I will not push, in that case. For arguement sake though, considering that there are barely any active users there, a ton of bad files, and almost zero probability that the only admin can handle all that mess. What do we do in such a situation, when the only admin (and probably the only editor) comments against someone offering to help? For the sake of our brand reputation, we cannot let it run as a private wiki, can we? Rehman 14:35, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
I don't think encouraging non-SI speaking editors to seek adminship is the solution here. We also have capable global sysops who can assist should it be needed. SI has managed pretty well so far. Praxidicae (talk) 14:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Okay. Just to clarify though, I do speak Sinhala, and currently live in Sri Lanka. I also am the founder of Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka. That being said, I also need to state that SI has not been managing that well - the bulk of the bad files dates back to 2008 (that's over a decade ago). Rehman 14:45, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps I should clarify. The issue appears to also be a large amount of improperly licensed non free files. If you're a speaker of the language, you should create discussions about those files. There's no need for adminship for that and NFF isn't something that should be nuked without conversation imo. If you want to become an admin there, follow their RFA procedure because stewards cannot grant admin rights in local communities without a consensus there. Praxidicae (talk) 14:48, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Rehman maybe another solution here is to start creating the right licensing templates? It looks like a lot of their NFF uploads (you can see in the file list and user logs) were uploaded as NFF via enwiki templates that don't exist on siwiki. You seem to be pretty good in that area, can they be imported? Praxidicae (talk) 14:57, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
(ec) Not being rude, but the RFA there is a copy of the enwiki RFA (si:WP:RFA), created by the same admin in 2010, and never used since. That is the only reason I posted at their VP - for better visibility (but that too has barely any visitors). I'm not trying to argue, Praxidicae. I just think this is not good for the health of our brand. What I exposed was just the tip of the iceberg from a single category. With the political situation of Sri Lanka, we're lucky those files are just junk and not something offensive/sensitive. Else a ban from the government would not have been too far away. I see that two volunteers from here has now commented there. Hopefully the message is passed, and things will be sorted. I'm just trying to help. Rehman 14:59, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Sure. I'm commenting from work. I will have a deeper look soon as soon as I'm done for the day. Cheers, Rehman 15:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I think I can fix at least the most used license types. Rehman 07:18, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
@Rehman:, There is an active admin on the wiki who is willing to act on the pages/files if you tag them, you can make the request for specific administrative actions to the admin there. This page is for requesting specific administrative actions on wikis with no active administrators, is there anything else you need help with here?-BRP ever 08:02, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
We're talking of hundreds/thousands of files here. I'm sorry, but I'm not interested in inflating this task literally two-fold when I already clearly showed him/her a stash of bad files to start with. This user didn't allow me to help by blocking the sysop process single-handedly (for a baseless reason, FYI), and is also not interested in cleaning the mountain of copyvios themselves. The project is a mess and literally run like a private wiki due to the odd situation we have here, and sadly no one seems to be able to do anything because there is no policy or guideline covering this situation. The sole admin there is clearly not working in good faith, and I'm sure that is already clear by now. Rehman 13:25, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
For transparency: Steward_requests/Permissions/2020-04#Rehman@siwiki. Rehman 06:25, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

3rd month update

I think my point here is made. We've now reached the 3rd month since my initial offer to help. In the single category I've linked as an example, there are still hundreds (if not a thousand+) decade-old files which are clearly copyvio or with no source details whatsoever - no change since I reported. And this is just that one category. The only admin at siwiki succeeded in unilaterally blocking my offer to help (so that they may remain as the only poweruser), but did not bother fixing the issue which I raised. If that user could block someone like myself - an experienced admin (on Commons and enwiki) who has been here for over a decade, and who also speaks Sinhala/lives in Sri Lanka, I don't think anyone else would be able to to volunteer as an admin on that wiki, and that wiki will continue to be run as a privately-controlled wiki. I hope the people responsible reads this, and either fixes this damaging policy loophole, or escalates this to someone who can. Rehman 11:58, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

I believe this thread should be treated as a personal attack on me. Please go through si:Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)#Admin access again.--Lee (talk) 07:40, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
I am not sure what we are even discussing here. By what I see you are claiming that the wiki is being privately controlled just because the only active admin there opposed your RFA. They said that they will look into the issue if you go through the local procedure so please go through that. The top of the page says, Requests can be made here for specific administrative actions (such as page deletion) to be performed by a steward or global sysop. and I see nothing like that in this request. The copyvio files have been an issue in a lot of small wikis and I am glad that you are volunteering but by what is read, this request focuses more on the RFA than files. I am involved so I won't be closing this and this is just my opinion.-BRP ever 06:32, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Ruslik (talk) 09:41, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Editing CSS and JS at EO wiktionary

Status:    Done

According to proposal at WikiData Talk:Q5296 and after local discussion the entry page / main page was moved from NS 0 to NS 4 as documented in this manual by "User:Ahmad252". But Common.css and Common.js need to be edited and there are no local interface admins. "Diskuto:Ĉefpaĝo" needs to be changed to "Vikivortaro-Diskuto:Ĉefpaĝo" and the other chages proposed by "User:Ahmad252". Taylor 49 (talk) 22:02, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Doing. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 03:12, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Edited Common.css and Common.js as proposed. The portlet link "Plena listo" is already there. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 03:53, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. :-) Taylor 49 (talk) 10:48, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Infobox alignment error on mni.wikipedia

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As Meitei wikipedia('s) has no interface administrator we need help with infobox alignment of mni.wikipedia which is currently align on left side as in Imphal making it inconvenient for user to read article in page.I also learned through this talk [5] that this problem can be solved by interface administrator on mni:MediaWiki:Common.cssinterface page which is currently empty-regardsLuwanglinux (talk) 03:48, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

@Luwanglinux: Please use for the CSS Code TemplateStyles. -𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 07:13, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
@WikiBayer:The thing is any kind of change in template css do not work,we are not able to access the "Mediawiki:Common.css" it is protected.I have even tried this method on mni.wikipedia infobox/style.css Example text unfortunately it do not work thanksLuwanglinux (talk) 10:13, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
<templatestyles src="ꯇꯦꯝꯄ꯭ꯂꯦꯠ:Infobox/style.css" />--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 10:28, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Crosswiki vandalism, probably evading, harrassment

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A few daysago, I wrote about an IP. The blocking finished and already coming back, thia time in Japanese. xwiki-contribsxwiki-dateSTIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker--Lost in subtitles (talk) 09:30, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Globally blocked by Wiki13. Lost in subtitles, los bloqueos globales se solicitan vía SRG. Un saludo. Sgd. —Hasley 12:43, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
@Hasley:. Es que no me deja editar... Está protegido y entiendo que necesitaría ser autoconfirmado en meta. (Y no suelo pasarme). Un saludo. --Lost in subtitles (talk) 12:48, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
En ese caso, siempre puedes dejar un mensaje en la página de discusión (aunque veo que ya eres autoconfirmado). Best, Sgd. —Hasley 12:53, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
(Compruebo, me rasco la cabeza y echo cuentas). Ah, justo lo alcancé en la solicitud parece. Perfecto. Gracias por avisarme. Un saludo. --Lost in subtitles (talk) 13:00, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Big deletion on enwiki

Status:    Done

Copied from Global sysops/Requests (Special:Permalink/21246106):

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:21, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 02:37, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Is there an OS-request page?

Status:    Cannot be undertaken

Dear Stewards,

I was wondering if there is an OS-request page, similar to the SRCU? I am asking this because I worry that some e-mails with OS-requests I sent got forgotten or lost.

On the Croatian Wikipedia we sadly do not have any Oversighters.

Best regards, Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 21:22, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

There is not. Because everyone would then get to see the content before it got oversighted. You can use the IRC channel, #wikimedia-stewards for more direct inquiries. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 21:29, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Help talk:Getting started issue on enwiki

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A user moved m:en:Help talk:Getting started to his userspace, and it is causing us problems when we try to revert. Swapping failed. Please move (with history) the talk page to its destination. Request open at the RMT. An admin performed cut-paste move but failed merging the history. I had tried to help but failed miserably. The talk page currently located at m:en:User talk:TheAafi/Help talk needs to be fixed back at m:en:Help talk:Getting started. Please help. ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 15:40, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

Phabricator ticket filed. Polyamorph (talk) 16:15, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
This was done by Martin Urbanec a few days ago. * Pppery * it has begun 16:19, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for admin ship for Mon Wiktionary

Status:    Not done

Mon Wiktionary is newly created. It don't have Edittools pages. E.g. in Myanmar Wiktionary there has code in wiktionary:my:MediaWiki:Edittools and wiktionary:my:MediaWiki:Edittools.js. We really need it. There are only interface administrator who can edit wiktionary:my:MediaWiki:Edittools.js. I am an admin for Mon Wikipedia and would like to request for interface administrator for Mon Wiktionary. --Htawmonzel (talk) 18:08, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Please, apply on SRP. Ruslik (talk) 19:53, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

OAuth permissions