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=== Very brief description of request here ===
{{Status|In progress}}
Give details about your request here. --~~~~

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* {{sultool|Username}}

* {{luxotool|IP.address}}

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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.

Disable privacy violating JavaScript on 3 wikis[edit]

Status:    Not done

Hi stewards. I've found 3 wikis that are loading resources from, which is unfortunately a violation of the privacy policy. The privacy policy includes User-Agent as private information, but Toolforge makes that available to tool maintainers.

If a steward or GEI could remove/disable those uses, that would be appreciated. Legoktm (talk) 06:27, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

What does css have to do with the privacy policy? Ruslik (talk) 08:01, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
It causes the user's browser to make external requests (in this case to, which leaks the user's User-Agent, something that is considered private according to the privacy policy. Legoktm (talk) 08:09, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
How is it different from linking to toolslabs scripts? Is this also not allowed? Ruslik (talk) 18:26, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Incubator have an active community, and even an "Admin's noticeboard": incubator:I:AN. — regards, Revi 17:35, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Legoktm, If fixing Incubator is an emergency thing, just @StevenJ81:. -- 11:22, 28 May 2018 (UTC)
@Legoktm and Ruslik0: I'm here listening. But since I have no idea what a "User-Agent" is, I cannot even begin to understand why this might violate the privacy policy. I also have no idea what the script in question on Incubator does, nor how its disabling might affect Incubator. You'll have to enlighten me. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:59, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
User agent: The browser you are using, the OS you are using, if you are mobile, the phone device you are using, along with the IP address. — regards, Revi 16:02, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, Revi. I think I now see which pages actually use this script. There are not that many, but I'd very much hate to lose the functionality they provide. In theory, if this script were actually hosted on Incubator, instead of on wmflabs, would that resolve the privacy issue (as there would be no call to the outside wiki)? StevenJ81 (talk) 16:10, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
I believe that should resolve the issue for incubator, but Legoktm knows better than me here. — regards, Revi 16:12, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
I moved the scripts to the wikis but external embedding of fonts cannot be solved without disabling the relevant feature. --Vituzzu (talk) 17:31, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
@Vituzzu: Thank you. That issue doesn't affect the script on Incubator, I don't think. Does it? StevenJ81 (talk) 18:29, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, nothing left for Incubator. — regards, Revi 14:37, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Legoktm: any new replay? --Alaa :)..! 01:23, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done no response since 20 days --Alaa :)..! 03:06, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for <>[edit]

Status:    In progress

Your comments --, a fork of, aims to assist chlamydia research by organizing and displaying chlamydia genomic data, and provides tools to better annotate the pathogen's processes. I would like to ask for oauth authorization so researchers can use mediawiki to assist with their studies. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Djow2019 (talk)

Delete this page on Ur Wiki[edit]

Status:    Done

Please Delete this--Ameen Akbar (talk) 03:16, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

@امین اکبر: That wiki has several active administrators who can delete that page for you. - dcljr (talk) 02:07, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
@Dcljr: Ameen is a sysop on urwiki, but this request for big deletion (Pages with large edit histories are those pages with edit histories with more than 5,000 revisions), and for technical & security reasons the deletion of those kind of pages are restricted to stewards and system administrators --Alaa :)..! 20:24, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I didn't notice that. - dcljr (talk) 22:35, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 20:24, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

@علاء: Thank alot bro.--Ameen Akbar (talk) 12:36, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Wikidata Lexeme Forms 1.1[edit]

Status:    Done

Tgr (WMF) was already so very kind to approve version 1.0 of this consumer, but I was having trouble with mwoauth.flask and ended up having to restructure the application a bit, which includes a change to the callback URL. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. (Version 1.0 could be disabled now.) --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 00:47, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:45, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 20:53, 12 June 2018 (UTC)


Status:    Done

en:User:DarkFlares/sandbox has too many edits for an admin to delete. RHaworth (talk) 16:32, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg Doing... — regards, Revi 16:47, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. — regards, Revi 16:49, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Pages on[edit]

Status:    Not done

by special:centralauth/Favonain 2-- 22:14, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done This account locked by Tegel. And there's a lot of active sysops on (@Deb, Adam, Dafyddt, Xxglennxx, AlwynapHuw, and Llywelyn2000:) --Alaa :)..! 00:49, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Edit didn't moved after rename[edit]

Status:    Not done

Steel1943 posted on CHUS talk that there's an edit shows under unregistered username. After looking renaming logs, I have found that they are en:User:Randall_Brackett (only local account), who was renamed User:MegamanZero to User:Megaman Zero (locally) in 2006 per this req. and then User:Megaman Zero to User:Randall Brackett per this req. I have searched the contributions of User:Randall Brackett and found the edit, but clicking diff it still shows under User:MegamanZero. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:41, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Maybe this is phab:T128276? Stryn (talk) 07:52, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, it looks like same problem. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:51, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Two pages on[edit]

Status:    Done

First one is this dicussion: ltg:Sprīža:Vikipedeja, a ip user has just copied from the ui and saved the page. (Similar edits elsewhere: cross-wiki-contribs ST IP info robtexgblockglist, that have been reversed)

Second one is a machine translation: ltg:Bangkoka masu ātrais transports. The page is translated into Latvian (so it doesn't belong in, but I know, that usually nobody bothers with machine translations in the Latvian wiki, and they get deleted, so it wouldn't be worth it to move it there also. Thanks! --Silraks (talk) 08:45, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

remove spam from vi.wiktionary[edit]

Status:    Done

IP is spamming vi.wiktionary, please help to delete all of his rubbish. Tuanminh01 (talk) 06:39, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Remove spam from vi.wiktionary again[edit]

Status:    Locally handled

IP is spamming vi.wiktionary, please help to delete all of his rubbish. Please dDo not block that dynamic IP for long period, but block range for a few days or weeks. Thanks. Tuanminh01 (talk) 06:39, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Please, provide a list of pages that need to be deleted. Ruslik (talk) 20:39, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Deleted by local sysop, done. Tuanminh01 (talk) 00:35, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Locally handled --Alaa :)..! 03:06, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

40,000+ in a user page[edit]

Status:    Not done

I nominated en:User:LorenzoMilano/sandbox for speedy deletion as a webhost violation, and then saw it had over 40,000 edits. If one of you could look at it, that'd be great. Drmies (talk) 17:53, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

@Drmies: we have a section to our guidelines which state bigdelete requests "should not be granted except if the page really needs to be deleted.". I've had a look at the content and it doesn't appear to be requiring deleting urgently, but its possible I've missed something, so your thoughts would be appreciated on if this needs to be progressed - TNT 18:44, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
TNT, thank you for looking into this. I'm not sure what kind of urgency we're looking for here; it's obviously not BLP violations or suicide/violence threats. But it is ongoing misuse of Wikipedia as a webhost, since 2014. The user has made four (4) edits in article space, so these 40,000+ edits aren't in preparation for main space edits. So if a steward can't delete it, we have the somewhat odd situation that we enforce WP:NOTWEBHOST as much as we can but we can't enforce it with the worst offender (this is only the second time in all my years that I've had to ask a steward for this kind of thing; last time MarcoAurelio removed a user page with slightly over 8,000 edits without a hitch, so I didn't even know hitches existed... Thanks, Drmies (talk) 00:10, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
There should be no issue with deleting the page; big deletions are supposed to be rare, but that doesn't mean we don't use them to enforce local policies as needed. The "really" needed thing is just meant to prevent routine deletion of big pages for no reason. That said, tagging as not done because there are too many revisions for the front-end interface to complete the request - please request server-side deletion at instead. – Ajraddatz (talk) 02:03, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Well it turns out I was incorrect anyway Drmies! Face-smile.svg let me know if you require any help requesting the deletion via phab - I'm definitely a bit more helpful there! - TNT 06:10, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
No problem, There'sNoTime--this is turning out to be quite an epic saga. BTW the user got blocked for NOTHERE, but their sandbox is still up. Drmies (talk) 14:21, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Remove spam from vi.wiktionary (3)[edit]

Status:    Locally handled

IP ‎ is spamming vi.wiktionary, please help to delete all of his rubbish. Please do not block that dynamic IP for long period, but block range ‎ for a few days or weeks. Thanks. Tuanminh01 (talk) 07:53, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

@Tuanminh01: There's 2 active sysops, @Huỳnh Nhân-thập and Mxn: --Alaa :)..! 10:02, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
We're trying to fight the vandalism, but it's a cat-and-mouse game with that vandal. Technical advice is appreciated. (We don't mind if stewards step in either.) – Minh Nguyễn 💬 17:11, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for my-threads[edit]

Status:    Done

Pretty simple tool, I just need oauth for identity verification. --Enterprisey (talk) 16:17, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

If this is just for you, why don't use "owner-only" option? — regards, Revi 16:58, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Done by Tgr (WMF). (Tgr: can you mark things you've done as done here?) — regards, Revi 04:25, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, will try to be better at it. I usually see requests via the Echo notice, and most of them do not have an on-wiki request... --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 09:59, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Mass deletions at cowiktionary[edit]

Status:    Done

Ordinarily in a case like this, I'd tag one page per IP address for speedy deletion, linking to the user's other conrtibutions in the {{delete}} tag, but there's so many addresses this time, it's more efficient to simply list them here. The following "11 users" (clearly all the same person) have added hundreds of useless 4-word stubs (in English) for numbers at the Corsican Wiktionary (apparently every single new page created at that wiki since May 31st):

BTW, the local admin, who appears to be the same person as the global user Sarvaturi, hasn't edited any Wikimedia wikis since April 2016. - dcljr (talk) 01:19, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Done by User:MarcoAurelio. Thanks. - dcljr (talk) 01:20, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
I've just noticed this request. I'd have been easier for me if I had earlier, instead of manually fetching all the edits :-) Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:34, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Delete spam[edit]

Status:    Done

IP is spamming mi.wiktionary and chr.wiktionary. --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 07:11, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 07:34, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Telstra user block[edit]

Status:    Not done

On English Wikivoyage there is a user that has over many years created many new accounts. Sometimes a good number each day. They make one or two edits, usually minor, sometimes pointless and often disruptive. Then will edit same or another page with a different user id within the next hour. Sometimes also creates useless pages which just generates delete discussions on the site. This user almost always uses the mobile provider Telstra and often in the Brisbane area. Hence the name and talk page template used. Can see Checkuser requests for some recent ones. The person never replies to talk page approaches, never registers email address. Is there a method to prevent an account created from this provider's IP rangers if they have unregistered email accounts? --Traveler100 (talk) 14:21, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Not sure what you are asking us to do. Administrators can set range blocks and prevent account creation. Stryn (talk) 15:04, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
No administrator on the project knows how to block a named account based on IP address. Also only want to block accounts were the email address has not been confirmed. Do not want to block every mobile user in Queensland and New South Wales. How do we block this user without bocking such a large potential group of contributors? --Traveler100 (talk) 16:55, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately stewards can't help in this. We don't have such block option. Stryn (talk) 17:06, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Юрій Булка[edit]

The following discussion is closed: I read that for local development a pending application is sufficient as it should allow authentication for the publisher. When I'm ready for making it public, I'll submit another application with the corresponding URLs. --Yury Bulka (talk) 08:58, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Status:    Not done

I'm developing a tool (using python and django) to facilitate the evaluation of articles within article contests. This is for the local development instance. Also, please ignore (or, better, delete) the request for WikiGrade version 0.1 and consider only the request for 0.1.0. --Yury Bulka (talk) 00:07, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Delete spam[edit]

Status:    Done

Please delete this follow spambots contributions in GS wikis:

--Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 04:12, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 04:24, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Delete spam[edit]

Status:    Done

Please delete this follow spambots/IP contributions in GS wikis:

Spam on GS wikis --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 06:47, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

done. — regards, Revi 08:55, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Delete spam[edit]

Status:    Done

Please delete spam contributions from this list of users, on wikis with none or inactive sysops. Thanks --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 07:00, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Gracias por el aviso. Saludos.--Syum90 (talk) 11:27, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Myeuurn, Baka Líte, Gioniiiiii[edit]

Status:    In progress

I am reporting a case of long term abuse and cross-wiki vandalism. Users Myeuurn's and Baka Líte's accounts have been globally blocked ("Long-term abuse") like 4 of the proxy IP ranges they have been using to log in and edit (,, and while Gioniiiiii has been blocked for sockpuppetry in it.wikipedia less than one hour after the account was created. I would like stewards to control whether the sockmaster of these sockpuppets is an Italian user named Ninonino. My suspect is that this user chose to use proxies and socks to edit lately in order not to be recognised nor detected, if he had thought his edits were right then he would have used his real account to do them instead of hiding himself behind open proxies and undeclared socks, besides normal IPs from Northern Italy. There is also another likely sock, Fulgencio Kokomeci, but he made just 6 edits and was not blocked. Probably there is no need for a checkuser request, because the evidences connecting Ninonino to the other accounts and IPs are too manifest. I am providing some differences between revision which link the socks, the proxy IPs, the normal IPs and Ninonino to each others:

  1. Myeuurn is
  2. Myeuurn is
  3. is
  4. Baka Líte is
  5. is
  6. is Ninonino
  7. is
  8. is Ninonino
  9. is Ninonino
  10. is Ninonino
  11. Gioniiiiii is Ninonino and

As you could see, the user is obsessed with final accents in Italian names, specially for Berté/è, he usually edits the same pages in different wikis rollbacking whoever reverts him, that is edit-warring. Examples 1 and 2 are just there to show the identicalness of edits made by one of the socks and a proxy IP plus a normal IP. In example 3 he rollbacks a Portuguese admin. Examples 4 and 5 are there to show another pair of proxies he has used in the past for the same edits. Example 6 shows that Ninonino himself made identical edits to one of those normal IPs. Example 7 is the most interesting: on the 23rd of January he wrote a message with static IP at 09:12; 6 minutes later he deleted that message; at 09:49 he came back and rewrote the same comment with a dynamic IP: this means he did not want his message to be connected with IP, which is the main IP used by Ninonino to log in and edit (see next point). Exemples 8, 9 and 10 are the ultimate evidence, since IP himself signs "Ninonino" and even declares "I'm Ninonino" while Ninonino himself declares " and Ninonino is always me". In example 11 you can see that the 3 users refer to the ISTAT (the Italian institution of statistics) as to the only correct source for final accents in Italian names. The Italian comune he is most obsessed with is Portobuffolé: Ninonino a pair of years ago made a personal cross-wiki war against the correction of the accent, which was finally corrected in every wiki but in Lombard wiki which is his home wiki, but even today he keeps trying writing the uncorrect spelling in other wikis, as you can see here. If it walks like a duck... That is not all, because through his socks and anonymous IPs he did also some unequivocally inappropriate or even disruptive edits: removing section title - removing content - deforming content - further deforming - disrupting a wikiling. These were just some examples. Well, in the light of all this I suppose you will agree with me about the likelihood of this connection and that it is the case to at least give it a try and investigate. As I said probably there is no need for a checkuser request but, in case, it would provide for sure the overwhelming evidence. I just hope you will not ignore this case, I have given you all the information you may need about the very very likely identity of the original "Long-term abuser". Gheorghiosan (talk) 15:30, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@Gheorghiosan: Thank you for your detailed report - I've read it and I believe you are asking the following:
  1. I would like stewards to control whether the sockmaster of these sockpuppets is an Italian user named Ninonino
  2. You would like confirmation/investigation that the IPs/Users you have listed are the same person
  3. You would like action to prevent this abuse (global block/locks)
As you may be aware, we cannot publicly link an IP address to a user's account - we can however have a look at these IPs/Users and see if they warrant any global block/global locks.
To help us better understand your request, could you summarise what you would like us to do in one sentence? Again, thank you for taking the time to report this to us, and I do apologise we have not responded sooner. Your efforts are very appreciated - TNT 💖 07:06, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
@There'sNoTime: Thank you for reading my report. I'll try summarising my request. The 3 points you've underlined are what I'm asking stewards: to verify that the sockmaster is Ninonino, to verify that Fulgencio Kokomeci is another sockpuppet (and to verify whether there're others hidden behind those proxy or normal IPs), to take measures against the users involved in this case of sockpuppetry. In one sentence, I'd like a steward to verify the information I've provided through the differences between revisions and, once verified, to establish if a connection among all these identities (blocked sockpuppets, non-blocked suspicious users, blocked proxy IPs, non-blocked Italian IPs, Ninonino) is probable (on my humble opinion, it's more than evident); in case stewards establish it, I hope that measures will be taken, since both using open proxies and abusing sockpuppets is forbidden, and the fact that such actions have been going on for so long makes this a serious case. I don't know if it's possible for checkusers to use their tools for Ninonino himself, because he's not been logging in after last december, exactly when the proxies and sockpuppets started being used, but example 7, together with examples 8, 9 and 10, are quite exhaustive and they should be an overwhelming evidence. About the IPs, I know that they can't be publicly connected to users, but I'm not asking stewards to do that, I've just given them a lead to start investigating. If you need further information, don't hesitate to ask me. Gheorghiosan (talk) 15:45, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
@Gheorghiosan: Thank you for the clarification - I had read this and started to take a look, but it appears this will require a lot of investigation. The stewards are limited as to how far we can help, but it appears at the very least we'll be able to put in place some global blocks and locks. Please bear with us on this one - TNT 💖 06:55, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
@There'sNoTime: Sure, I'll bear this one with you. The important thing is, and I think we agree, that the LTA's sockpuppets are detected and blocked together with the sockmaster's main account, whoever it is (even if he was someone else than Ninonino, but this is very unlikely). Gheorghiosan (talk) 11:11, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

ZU WP: Active abuse by IP user[edit]

Status:    Done

At this moment IP user has created a giant page full of junk text, after having blanked four valid User pages (all manually reverted by me). Intervention required. Thank you! -- Deborahjay (talk) 08:14, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Deleted, blocked 1 week. — regards, Revi 08:16, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Юрій Булка[edit]

Status:    Done

I've deployed WikiGrade to toolforge and we need to start evaluating the "Wiki Loves Music" contest with it:) So approval of this oauth consume will be highly appreciated. --Yury Bulka (talk) 03:04, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Trusted developer, reasonable grants, tools.wmflabs hosted callback url - TNT 💖 07:13, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Unban user Deu in Georgian Wikipedia[edit]

Status:    Not done

Dear Stewards, I was banished on Georgian Wikipedia for a month by user MIKHEIL after heavily criticizing a small group of Georgian users for plagiarism support. The two administrators MIKHEIL and David1010 and two more users belong to this criticized group. MIKHEIL, whom I have criticized the most, banished me immediately without warning and without the possibility of complaining, which contradicts the ban policy of the Georgian Wikipedia. All other responding users support to unban me, namely: გიორგი ჩუბინიძე, Zangala, Gobrona, Otogi, SHOTHA, Giorgi Balakhadze, Giorgi13, Siurprizi (He criticized me, but clearly promotes unban), პაატა შ, Gaga.vaa, GiorgiXIII, Fiqriasidamonize.
Georgian Wikipedia has only three administrators. Two of which are mentioned above, they refuse to unban. The third administrator has also pointed out that banishing the ban policy of Georgian Wikipedia contradicts. But after that he has not responded for two days (maybe because of holidays). Well, I'm wrongfully banished again. Please, unban me in KaWiki. Thank you. Deu. 21:03, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Sorry, stewards can not do anything int this situation. Ruslik (talk) 08:54, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Citation bot[edit]

Status:    In progress
Status:    In progress

I have previously registered OAuth consumers using my own username, Smith609 (talk), and now realize that I should have registered them using the bots' usernames. Therefore, in addition to approving the above OAuth requests, please disable the following consumers:

Status:    In progress
Status:    In progress
Status:    In progress

Sorry for the confusion. Smith609 (talk) 06:20, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

You seems to be using owner only consumers. You do not need any approval for them. Ruslik (talk) 08:58, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

See also[edit]