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c:Category:Sockpuppets of INeverCry[edit]

please lock the accounts.

Global rename for Atcovi[edit]

Hello, as wrote that Atcovi request for global rename permission will not ending before 19 December 2017, but today is 23 December, so if stewards can take a look! --Alaa :)..! 07:55, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 07:58, 23 December 2017 (UTC)


I've started Admin activity review/2017 and created Admin activity review/2017/Data. If you could please just take a look at this. Openbk (talk) 16:06, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Oversight information[edit]

On el:Βικιπαίδεια:Σημειωματάριο διαχειριστών/Αρχείο 2017/2 (which is an archive of the administrators' board in greek wikipedia) dozens of revisions have been oversighted, somewhere mid-December.

I request the following info:

  • Who requested to oversight these revisions.
  • What was the reason they stated.

-Geraki TL 11:18, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Geraki. That request probably can’t be fulfilled as this information is private and would be a mistake to disclose it. Do you have any reason to request this information?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 12:35, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

abusefilter/154 to be copied to active /153[edit]

... as my last word on this subject, please copy the test at /154 to /153 and implement. Having 153 as is is going to just duplicate /69 and is unnecessary and messy. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:09, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:33, 8 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi Stewards' recently I received AWB rights on English Wikipedia and I had installed JS wiki Browser on global.js . I can now use the script on all Wikimedia projects including one here at Meta. Since it is a tool that is used for making repetitive or continuous editing it can make huge edits. But I scare that it can also be used for vandalism on a very huge extend. This tool is used globally and if restrictions (as on enwp/Commons) than only specific people can use it orelse anyone can use it making as a free available mass vandalism tool. It has some check page that can only restrict its usage on that wiki. I request to find out a way that this tool and others similar (if any) has been made compulsorily asked local permission before usage on local project as a mass vandalism prevention step.

--Tiven2240 (talk) 07:35, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

There are easier ways of vandalizing than using AWB, and I don't recall any AWB vandalism on small wikis during my tenure. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. – Ajraddatz (talk) 08:01, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I completely agree that there are different ways too. But isn't mass vandalism possible by this tools? I had used it first on my local wiki almost 500 constructive edits but what about it if they were used for vandalism. In small wiki there are no frequently visiting administrators that can stop. Till the time they visit it would be a lot of disruptive edits. --Tiven2240 (talk) 08:08, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Mass vandalism can be reverted by stewards, global sysops, and global rollbackers nearly instantly using mass rollback scripts. We monitor small wiki recent changes using an IRC feed, and could respond very quickly. AWB does not pose a significant threat to small wikis. – Ajraddatz (talk) 08:14, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Personally, as someone who has fixed URLs crosswiki, I see this as a feature not a bug. --Rschen7754 08:16, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

@Ajraddatz: am not reporting any vandalism here am just asking to find out a preventative measure. Is there a need for the vandalism to happen for taking any steps?. Can't we have some preventive steps for the issue I mentioned above? --Tiven2240 (talk) 08:21, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Well, as Rschen and Ajraddatz said this a) has its benefits and b) there is no problem. Thus a preventive action would not be warranted. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:44, 15 January 2018 (UTC)