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Give details about your request here. --~~~~

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Manual requests[edit]

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Bot activity in Turkish Wikinews[edit]

Status:    blocked for a year, which should give time for further review

Over in the Turkish Wikinews, GrondinBot has created thousands of empty "daily" project pages and categories, and apparently will continue to do so forever into the future, despite the fact that the wiki has almost no editing community left and no admins, the bot was seemingly only explicitly approved to maintain interwiki links, and the users who were involved in the approval process (AFAICT) have not edited the wiki for about 5–8 years. See n:fr:User talk:Grondin#Daily pages, where I challenged the bot's operator on the necessity and validity of this bot work and was completely unsuccessful (the discussion includes more links to evidence — although to understand all of it, it would help if you read French as well as Turkish [I read neither]). I believe the work this bot does is no longer needed on that wiki and that the vast majority of pages it has created there should be deleted. Steward opinions on this? I posted a comment nearly identical to this one on the wiki's equivalent of the VP two weeks ago, and have gotten no response. - dcljr (talk) 20:46, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

You argument is basically that trwikinews is dead and should be closed. Ruslik (talk) 20:07, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Um, no, my argument is that the wiki has no real editing community and no admins, but has a bot that will be filling the wiki up forever with useless, empty pages. The bot should be stopped and the worthless pages deleted, but the wiki can sit there inactive forever, as far as I'm concerned. Inactivity is not a valid reason for closure, anyway. - dcljr (talk) 05:30, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, IMO, "no real editing community and no admins" are sufficient to close a wiki and bring them back to the incubator, but langcom won't buy my arguments, so... back to the discussion, if there is no community as you describe and there is no objection for few weeks (or a month), I guess bot can be blocked (to stop them). Deleting the debris will take more time than I want to, so if someone wants to do it, they should do it after getting temporary adminship. — regards, Revi 05:45, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Despite the fact that no one has commented on my n:tr:VP post (mentioned above), I know that won't be sufficient evidence for some people that the bot is no longer needed there. So I have notified several users on that wiki directly on their talk pages (namely, a handful of users who have edited in the main namespace in the last 30 days, as well as the three I linked to in my comment above who seemed to have something to do with getting the bot approved in the first place, years ago), pointing them to the VP discussion about the bot. We'll see if anyone comments, and if so, what they have to say. - dcljr (talk) 22:00, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
OK, well, I have not been able to drum up any discussion at all on that wiki about the bot activity there in the intervening 2 months. I have notified the bot's owner about this and again asked him to stop the bot's work on that wiki. - dcljr (talk) 00:56, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
@Dcljr: Any update on this? The archival of emptiness indeed seems useless to me, albeit not necessarily harmful. That being said, I do not think an intervention should happen if the bot operator indeed believes continuing his bot's operation is beneficial, considering the absence of protest by any local user. --Vogone (talk) 01:21, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Crickets. Next month (December 2018) will be the next time the bot is due to add hundreds of new useless pages, BTW. I can't help thinking that the bot owner is more interested in seeing his bot work on wikis than in determining whether that work is actually helpful. - dcljr (talk) 03:35, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Well, no page creations so far this month by GrondinBot in the Turkish Wikinews, but just FYI, here are some stats to provide more context. Since December 2009, the bot has created 4,871 pages in the wiki (not counting its own user and user talk pages, which were created 4 months earlier), which is 46% of all pages currently on the wiki. When split up by namespace, we find:
  • The bot has created 3,254 pages in the "Vikihaber" ("Wikinews") namespace, 90% of all pages in that namespace; of these, 1,613 (50%) have not been touched (by other users or by the bot itself) since they were created by the bot (these are marked as "current" revisions in the list of contributions by the bot — I have no easy way to determine how many of these pages have only been edited by the bot itself and no other users, although a random sample could provide an estimate).
  • It has created 1,617 categories, 52% of all existing category pages on the wiki (not of all categories in use, whether pages for them exist or not); of these, 472 (29%) have not been modified since being created by the bot. Of course, category pages often do not need changing once they are created, so the last stat is not very informative (it appears that the vast majority of the post-creation edits to the category pages are by bots modifying/removing interwiki links). I don't know how to easily tell for sure how many categories created by the bot are currently empty, but there are 1,168 unused categories on the wiki, of which 1,111 (95%) are named after dates, which is true of all categories created by the bot (IOW, it looks like at least 1,111 of the 1,617 categories created by the bot are currently unused, which would be 69%).
So, that's what we're dealing with in that wiki ("we" meaning Wikimedians in general — I don't actively contribute to the wiki). I hope the reason the bot has not yet created any pages this month is that the owner has decided to stop its activity over there. We'll see… - dcljr (talk) 23:24, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
I have stuck a block on the bot for a year, in the hope that it will start a conversation. The block message points to this conversation at meta.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:42, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: It appears that your block message accidentally links to a (nonexistent) page on the Turkish Wikinews, not here on Meta. - dcljr (talk) 04:37, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Fixed. Damn "m" key on keyboard is jiggered. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:20, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Pending speedy deletion requests on nahwiktionary[edit]

Status:    On hold

Please check wikt:nah:Neneuhcāyōtl:Para borrar en breve (edit: 28 subcats, 42 pages ATOW. 18:58, 13 August 2018 (UTC)). The only administator there has not been active in the last year (edits, logs). CC User:Marrovi as the author of most (all?) of those requests. Kind regards, Peter Bowman (talk) 18:53, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done, the "only administrator" you mentioned as well seems to be the author of most of these articles. I suppose it's best to wait until he returns. In the meantime, a ping (@Frank C. Müller:) should suffice. Regards, --Vogone (talk) 00:45, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
He really is the only one right now, no need to quote. I agree with you, though - it looked to me like he had left the project, but now I see he's still active elsewhere. Would it make sense to put this request on hold for one week or two until he responds? Peter Bowman (talk) 12:43, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
If you prefer, sure. I used quotation marks just to make it clear that I referred to someone whom you had previously mentioned. I am sorry if this has been misunderstood. Kind regards, —Vogone (talk) 15:11, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for pinging me and informing me via my german Wikipedia-user-page!
Yes, I still am an admin at the nahuatl Wiktionary, and I think even I still am a bureaucrat. But I retired from this project in about 2014. In the years between 2011 and 2013 except Marrovi I was nearly the only active user in the nahuatl wiktionary.
In contrast to me Marrovi is a native nahuatl speaker, and he was a studious author in many of our projects.
But also he is a bit special, and in the meantime he is blocked on many projects. On the one hand he edits a lot, but on the other hand he often ignores the rules and even the manifold advice of his co-authors, and he nearly never explains or justifies his actions.
In the nahuatl Wiktionary I had established a certain system in building the Wiktionary and representing the language. Marrovi was adding a lot of words, and I nearly always had to correct or complete his entries. I could accept his knowledge of the language, and he accepted my way of structuring the language in the Wiktionary.
But we only were two! And we stayed only two! After three years of activity I began to doubt, if it was so meaningfull to write a dictionary with only two authors: one who thinks, he knows how to write a Wiktionary, but without any deeper knowledge of the nahuatl language, and one native language speaker who not actually is able to contribute as a member of a team, of a community, which has certain rules. So I gave it up and concentrated on german Wikipedia, Commons, and german Wiktionary.
I had a look on Marrovi's deletion requests (Neneuhcayotl:Para borrar en breve). Obviously he tries to reorganize the nahuatl wiktionary. I don't know if his intention is meaningfull or includes a methodical plan, and - pardon me - I have no desire to clarify this. I guess, Marrovi nowadays is the only human user in the nahuatl wiktionary, and I also guess, this is a rather dangerous situation.
So, I actually don't know, what do do!
gruß, fcm. --Frank C. Müller (talk) 11:26, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi, @Frank C. Müller:, thank you for your comments (and thanks @Vogone: for reaching him on dewiki, I should have done that in the first place!). I have advised Marrovi to specify the sources he based his edits on, hoping it's a starting point to work on. mfG, Peter Bowman (talk) 11:03, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

I show you my photographs about my works and meetings at the University of Warsaw, in Poland [1], at UNAM (my mother university) and in Wikipedia about the Nahuatl languages, because now you can prove that I'm not an ordinary user as you were led to believe, many years of work guarantee me, is bother for me that you get ripped off. See you.--Marrovi (talk) 01:27, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Taller sobre lengua náhuatl en archivos, Universidad de Varsovia y Archivo General de la Nación.jpg
Your questions have been answered, can you read my answer in my user talk, they never make a message on my user talk, about questions. Obviusly I need help with a new changes over the Nahuatl languages. --Marrovi (talk) 12:05, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Frank C. Müller, Are you understand Nahuatl languages? What is dangerous situation? No is the same Classical Nahuatl to Central Nahuatl or Huasteca Nahuatl, the words are differents, by this reason is neccesary to delete many articles. The Nahuatl laguages convention was the next month at INALI Institute; the standard alphabet for Nahuan languages is now A, B, CH, E, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, S, T, U, W, X, Y. Now they are making researchs about linguistic seasons, to connect ideas between comunities and to know the idioms or variants. --Marrovi (talk) 12:04, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

The Nahuatl variants are a rich heritage for Mexico, Now I have a standard language (Nawatlahtolli), but we have got many Nahuan languages very interesting as Tetelcingo Nahuatl, Mecayapan Nahuatl, Pipil, Durango Nahuatl, Huasteca Nahuatl, Tlaxcala Nahuatl, Texcoco Nahuatl (all languages are diferents) as soon as Hochdeusch (Deutsch), Bavarian, Palatine, Low German, Swebisch, Swiss or Tirol.

Obviously I try to reorganize the nahuatl wiktionary, because this Mexican language is the most studied in the Americas with Maya, Quechua and Guarani. I'm to studied Nahuan languages by 15 years ago with Native people and Nahuatl institutes, as other persons, I know and I speak this language, but I am not Native speaker.--Marrovi (talk) 12:29, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia projects are not atractive projects by indigenous communities, is very complicated but is the reality, User:Tepoxteco is only the Nahuatl Native speaker in Wikipedia projects.--Marrovi (talk) 12:55, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

I continue here.
@Marrovi: Thanks for your comment! You asked me "What is dangerous situation?": Dangerous is a wiki-project with only one user. Normally the wiki-projects are based on a community of many co-authors with a mutual supervision. This is the structural base of our quality. But a project with only one author has actually no supervision at all, and hence no proved quality. The quality is not proved: that's the danger.
@Peter Bowman: Where did you advise Marrovi to specify the sources?
gruß, fcm. --Frank C. Müller (talk) 12:47, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Frank C. Müller: I gave him my advice on eswiktionary, and his original request for help (several pending speedy deletions on nahwikt) is here. Regards, Peter Bowman (talk) 14:55, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Peter Bowman: Thanks for the links!
It's a bit complicated to keep together in mind all these edits in all these projects, all of them concerning the nahuatl languages and their representations in the different wiktionaries!
gruß, fcm. --Frank C. Müller (talk) 18:10, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Frank C Müller invented many words in different nahua spellings, it's a chaos to eliminate that incorrect material in nahwictionary.--Marrovi (talk) 04:19, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Large pagina merge at nl-wiki[edit]

Status:    In progress

Dear stewards, Per this request I kindly request that you merge two page history's. Leftovers from a mess created by Masti who seems to be unable to understand how to clean up the mess/what is aksked of him. I kindly request that you merge the page history of nl:Overleg gebruiker:MoiraMoira/OverlegArchief51 with the page history of nl:Overleg gebruiker:MoiraMoira. “Overleg gebruiker:MoiraMoira” should be the target page and “Overleg gebruiker:MoiraMoira/OverlegArchief51” the “source” page.

As a local sysop I concluded that the original request made by Jeroen N to our local administrators has merit and should be fulfilled. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them.

Regards, Natuur12 (talk) 20:30, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Natuur12 Is steward action still required? Thank you, Vermont (talk) 14:18, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Vermont yes, steward action is still required. Natuur12 (talk) 15:21, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

I would like a response since this request is open for more than four months. It shouldn't take months to correct an error. Natuur12 (talk) 15:15, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Global deletion and replacement[edit]

Status:    In progress

As per the suggestion at the Synchbot page, I hereby make the following requests:

  1. Please go to and delete all the pages under these titles: User:Aristitleism, User:Aristitleism/.*, User_talk:Aristitleism/.*, User:Tiemianwusi, User:Tiemianwusi/.*, User_talk:Tiemianwusi/.*
  2. Please globally replace the word Aristitleism on any page with Tiemianwusi

Please proceed with my requests to the extent possible. Thank you so much. --Tiemianwusi (talk) 13:46, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Please, create a list of pages to be deleted. Ruslik (talk) 20:40, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Where possible, please delete the unused redirects and userpages according to the following lists. Thank you so much --Tiemianwusi (talk) 04:35, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

List 1: unused redirects[edit]

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List 2: unused userpages[edit]

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Deletions on sowiki[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please see so:Category:Tirtir, as well as the contribs of the following:

All pages in the category need deletion, as well as all the pages created by the IP’s, which are copyright violations copied and machine translated from the English Wikipedia. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 14:40, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Why are they copyright violations if they are copied from enwiki? Ruslik (talk) 20:33, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
The main concern here is the poor quality of the machine translations. The attribution issues could surely be fixed. --Vogone (talk) 20:39, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
The Share-alike part of the CC BY-SA 3.0 license, which is why xwiki attribution is a thing. Also, see above; I would go through and attribute, although it's useless as the pages are of terrible quality. Vermont (talk) 19:46, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Found another one: [2]. Also please nuke contribs of this user; the vast majority of pages created are machine translated from enwiki, and the others are copied graphs and charts. Vermont (talk) 20:09, 15 November 2018 (UTC) User dealt with by Rxy Vermont (talk) 20:39, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Currently going through main user's edits; I'll paste new IP's below as I find them. Vermont (talk) 21:08, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
[3], [4], [5], [6], [7]
so:User:Episilon212, currently blocked, is socking with so:User:Fortunia212. Vermont (talk) 11:18, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
More accounts to block: so:User:Myoshormus212, so:User:Mystic212, so:User:Pialpha232, and so:User:Apreo121. CU confirmed on enwiki here. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 03:06, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Potential copyright infringement at Bosnian Wikinews[edit]

Status:    In progress

I was looking at articles from n:bs:Kategorija:Novembar 2018., and I found a few (if not many) of them to be copied from sources. One article n:bs:Darko Mrđa i Zoran Babić proglašeni krivim za počinjenje krivičnog djela Zločini protiv čovječnosti is apparently copied mostly from portions of one government article. Another article n:bs:Austrija usvojila zabranu ustaških simbola is also probably copied from Al-Jazeera article written in one of Slavic languages, i.e. probably either Bosnian, Croatian or transliterated Serbian.

Unsure about articles from n:bs:Kategorija:Decembar 2018. and ones from other date categories. Nevertheless, I found n:bs:Boško Dević osuđen na kaznu zatvora u trajanju od 10 godina to be copied mostly from one source and another. --George Ho (talk) 00:34, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

All these articles were created by the same user. Have you tried to talk to them? Ruslik (talk) 18:18, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
I notified the user responsible for this; re-pinging Golden Bosnian Lily. George Ho (talk) 21:11, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
The text is not the same! Članak (n:bs:Austrija usvojila zabranu ustaških simbola) je prepričan sa ove stranice i ne sadrži isti tekst! Isto se odnosi i na ostale napisane vijesti! --Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 06:15, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
I wonder whether the duplication detector agrees with you. George Ho (talk) 06:28, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
How about another detector then? George Ho (talk) 06:37, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
ok? --Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 07:29, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
...I see that you made changes, which helps decrease the rish of copyright infringement. Meanwhile, I think this revision should be either revdel-led or hidden from public view.

As for "Darko Mrđa i Zoran Babić..." (detector 1, detector 2), I see you have done changes on one article. Revisions prior to 16 December should be revdel-led or hidden from public view. Nevertheless, the tools (detector 1 (A)(B), detector 2) can still find similarities of the "Boško Dević osuđen..." article. --George Ho (talk) 08:09, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

I also see the changes made. I think the revisions before the change should be revdel-led. --George Ho (talk) 08:34, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

I also found "n:bs:Rusija:U rijeci Amur pronađena vreća s 27 pari odsječenih ljudskih ruku", created by Arnel6-2, to be copied from the Dnevnik.hr article. I notified the user about this discussion, but the user hasn't edited since March of this year. I would doubt that the user is going to reply soon. George Ho (talk) 10:40, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

George Ho, slažem se sa Vama da revizije trebaju da bude skrivene od javnosti. Želim Vam ugodan dan! --Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 16:33, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Now that the changed were made, revisions before the change should be revdel-led. George Ho (talk) 19:17, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey again, Lily. One of the detectors found similarities of "n:bs:Žalbeno vijeće Haškog tribunala potvrdilo kaznu za zločine Herceg-Bosne od 111 godina zatvora za Jadranka Prlića i ostale" with other sources. If you can fix the issue, then this revision should be deleted or hidden right away. George Ho (talk) 19:58, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello @George Ho I'm sorry for my mistake, I didn't knew that is forbidden. I'm mostly active on Wikipedia, that was the only page i created on Wikinews. --Arnel6-2 (talk) 11:01, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

That's okay, Arnel6-2. Well, I'll check other pages for copyright infringements from the project some other time. George Ho (talk) 12:33, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Request for deleting pages on srwikinews because of number of revisions[edit]

Status:    On hold

Hi, I can`t delete pages listed here because of big number of revisions. Can you delete these pages? Zoranzoki21 (talk) 21:06, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

@Zoranzoki21: Yes, we can do it. But if you could state a reason why those pages should be deleted it'd be good. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:14, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Because we, community on srwikinews, want to remove old weather forecast things. As I deleted already much pages related to this (see logs at srwikinews). Zoranzoki21 (talk) 19:21, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
@Zoranzoki21: Okay. I'll handle this one. Will do it by hand or invoking a pywiki script (I'm not decided yet). Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:21, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Note: I am having issues as reported at phab:T212356 so this is going to be slower than expected. Sorry. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:46, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
@Zoranzoki21: Could you provide a permalink to the discussion? Helps for here and for the deletion comment. Noting that there has been a fix coded and planned for release, the issue is that there will be no further code releases for about three weeks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:33, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst and MarcoAurelio: We (@Acamicamacaraca, Ранко Николић, and Novak Watchmen:) discussed about this privately. They can confirm this action. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 01:43, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Interesting. That doesn't sound like a community conversation to reach a consensus, that sounds like a few people imposing their point of view, benevolently or otherwise.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:48, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Because there we no have active community. Usually we calls users from srwiki to give comment. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 04:12, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Not wholly unexpected, when people have no ability to add to a discussion, or even to see the outcome of a conversation (public or private) and to know who were the decision-makers; it probably won't ever change.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:22, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Indeed, we did discuss the matter in hand. --Novak Watchmen (talk) 14:10, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Noting that this is Time2wait.svg On hold for now pending that the API change is deployed to all wmf branches before re-attempting. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:57, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Issues on Bulgarian Wikinews[edit]

Status:    In progress

See discussion at Proposals for closing projects/Deletion of Bulgarian Wikinews. I have been trying to provide time to see if this project could be resuscitated rather than closed or deleted. There are now questions about conflict of interest, neutrality and licensing that have been brought up. Neither I nor any other LangCom member speaks Bulgarian, so I could use some assistance with this. LangCom generally favors trying to keep projects open, as you well know. Still, if the content being introduced here is inappropriate, or inappropriately licensed, then we don't want that. Thanks to anyone who can help. — StevenJ81 (talk) 22:12, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: None of us speak Bulgarian either so if what it is requested here is an evaluation of the content of the project based on linguistic quality I don't think we'll be able to provide that. As for copyright issues, there are pywikibot scripts and tools to check its contents, and certainly copyright issues, if proven, would be concerning. Maybe someone could help scanning random pages to see if there are issues. Iliev's claims about the project's being abused to add fake news and propaganda seems to supported by several users, yet none of us seems to be able to read/understand Bulgarian so I don't think we can help with that either. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:58, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Vassia, you know many people from the global community; can you think of somebody, who could possibly help here? By the way, guys, I don't want to move the discussion here, but I should still probably emphasize one thing. The real issue is not the past of Wikinews, but its future—I think I can safely say this is the opinion of at least the active wikimedians in Bulgaria. Stanqo's reaction to the proposal—People who are not edited in Wikinews have no right to vote for Wikinews—got buried under a pile of other comments (I'm sorry for taking part in this too), but I think it was very telling. Stanqo's former „news“ project on Wikipedia was a prime example of a well-organized disinformation campaign: the fakes—sometimes even presented as genuine articles of well-respected international media—were insidiously hidden inside a huge stream of otherwise fine, engaging news. Even on Wikipedia, with the incomparably more active community, it took us quite some time and effort to deal with this.
— Luchesar • T/C 10:23, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for RAMP2[edit]

Status:    In progress

Requesting approval of new OAuth consumer per instructions. --JoeRailfan (talk) 16:12, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@JoeRailfan: The project is set to this wiki (instead of all wikis). RAMP says its goal is to "publish the content of those records as Wikipedia pages" so I assume that's not what you wanted? --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 17:19, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Goal of the RAMP2 revision is to "publish the content of those records as Wikipedia pages" as before; new functionality to be added is "to reuse/remix the data and publish it as linked data in the knowledge base (Wikidata)." (This per my librarian contact.) It's not clear to me what the "Applicable projects" are for this application--should this be "All projects on this site"?

I also need to resubmit my OAuth consumer registration proposal as the app will require some additional grants I didn't specify in my first submission. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by JoeRailfan (talk) Please remember to sign your posts using --~~~~.

@Tgr (WMF): for the above. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:16, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

@JoeRailfan: Yeah, it should be "All projects on this site". Or English Wikipedia if that's the only site where you plan to publish content. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 21:42, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for NjsBot[edit]

Status:    Done

I'm updating my:User:NjsBot to use OAuth for login. --NinjaStrikers «» 03:44, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

"owner-only OAuth consumer" does not require approval: It is automatically approved. — regards, Revi 08:51, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Deleting my sandboxes[edit]

Status:    Done

Hello, I am requesting for my sandboxes to be deleted because my total edits there exceeds 5,000 and requires steward assistance. They are w:User:TheGracefulSlick/sandbox and w:User:TheGracefulSlick/Sandbox. Thank you.--TheGracefulSlick (talk) 00:34, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Since this user is community banned on enwiki (where they're requesting deletion), I'm asking for comment from local admins signing off for this deletion. — regards, Revi 08:46, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
I don't see an issue with this. There's no administrative need to retain the pages. Fish and karate (talk) (en wp admin) 11:02, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Agreed, I see no problem with this deletion. I'd CSD them under U1 if the request came up. GoldenRing (talk) 11:12, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Thirded; pages don't seem used anyway, and there's nothing I see particularly untoward in the history/logs. ~ Amory (utc) 11:57, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Thakns, Symbol wait.svg Doing... — regards, Revi 12:34, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Done. Second one threw an error "[*] 2019-01-22 12:38:36: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBTransactionSizeError"" but it was in fact queued for deletion and deleted. — regards, Revi 12:42, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

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