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Automatic archive[edit]

Hi. Is that possible to automatically archive this page? Thanks. -- M\A 13:39, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

The main SRM I mean of course. Thanks. -- M\A 13:40, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
I asked Steinsplitter and he set it up in a few minutes. It will be run once a month on this page. --Glaisher (talk) 16:22, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, really. Once or twice a month would be great. -- M\A 22:44, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Asking for multiple IP vandalism[edit]

Greetings from Thai Wikipedia. I have a problem to discuss. Recently, there is a person who use multiple IPs to vandalize our Wikipedia. Many IP he or she used have been blocked but he or she keep using another IP to keep vandalizing. I tried to use AbuseFilter to prevent some of the known pattern. But the person also comes up with a new way of vandalism. My question is 'is there anyway to block him or her from keep using new IP?' Thank you in advance. --Horus (talk) 14:18, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Can you provide us with links to examples of edits and abuse filters? Ruslik (talk) 17:51, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Here are the abuse filter in question and the abuse log. Examples of the vandalism are:
[1] In this very first vandalism, he filed a delete request claiming that ปลาตีน (lit. fish with feet) is bad language.
[2] In this instance, he filed a delete request stating "Must use polite language," as well as deletion unhold stating "Feet is already polite."
[3] In this instance, he filed a delete request stating "เหี้ย" (Water monitor) is bad language. --Horus (talk) 23:04, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
I see only two /16 ranges. You can try to soft block them. Or you can block some narrower ranges. Ruslik (talk) 20:21, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. --Horus (talk) 11:14, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Just to be clear, is there any tools to track multiple IPs to a place or person and then block them entirely? --Horus (talk) 18:11, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
With this tool: https://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools/rangecontribs/ you can view multiple IP contributions and/or contributions of IP range. —Ah3kal (talk) 18:17, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks also. --Horus (talk) 16:25, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

OAuth application proposal workflow[edit]

What do you think about updating MediaWiki:Mwoauthconsumerregistration-propose-text and replacing the stewards reference with something like "if no one responds to your request within a few days, leave a message at Stewards request..."? Since Echo notifications have been enabled for OAuth admins, stewards requests seem a waste of time, with almost all requests approved by the time stewards look at it. (Stewards insterested in responding to requests should feel free to add themselves to the oauthadmin group.) --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 17:50, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

@Tgr (WMF): I'd not mind. After all it's a technical permission and it's the tech people the ones who would more accurately address the requests. If, moreover, you receive Echo notifications each time a new consumer is proposed, then it's one page less to watchlist. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio 20:42, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

Talk about vandalism[edit]

Stewards who have been (or may want to be) involved in dealing with cross-wiki vandalism, please read the discussion going on at Talk:Vandalism reports#Away with this page and chime in there, if desired. - dcljr (talk) 00:24, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Note: Vandalism reports has now been deprecated. - dcljr (talk) 01:16, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Say what page[edit]

To add a new request, create a new section header at the bottom of the page (just above the categories) of the form:

Which page? Say "THIS page" or "the page concerned (NOT THIS PAGE)" Jidanni (talk) 14:35, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Of course it means this page. Stryn (talk) 14:56, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
That is nice to know, but it is not clear to users and could thus be made clearer. Thanks. Jidanni (talk) 15:07, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Instructions wording requires correction[edit]

Where the instructions To add a new request presently state: "create a new section header at the bottom of the page"

  • (just above the categories) of the form:

it should be reworded to state:

  • (just above See also)...

(emphasis added). This I gathered from having added a new request myself just now. Thank you. -- Deborahjay (talk) 10:29, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Special:Permalink/17826015. @Deborahjay: Thank you for the suggestion. Green Giant (talk) 12:04, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Reporting cross-wiki vandalism[edit]

As my remark was archived without further comment or action, I bring up the issue here. The header mentions "reporting cross-wiki vandalism". Should it not instead refer users to SRG? --bdijkstra (talk) 13:34, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

No. This is where the vandalism is managed and removed xwiki, or pertaining to a specific wiki. So this enables fine-detail and wiki level control, and potentially some aspects of global abuse filter. Whereas SRG (the sledge-hammer) is for the locking users and blocking IP addresses at a global level, it doesn't particularly care about which wiki or fine-detail control. They are closely aligned, though not the same thing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:07, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
So I was at the proper venue and PiRSquared17 was wrong? --bdijkstra (talk) 20:40, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
No. Requests for accounts to be locked are handled at SRG. That should probably be clarified in the header. Vermont (talk) 20:56, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
As someone involved in the original discussion that resulted in the creation of "Steward requests/Miscellaneous", I'm pretty sure I know what its purpose is. :P I agree with clarifying the header. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:03, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Three weeks ago I edited the header, but the changes are still not visible. How long does it normally take for a page to be marked for translation? --bdijkstra (talk) 10:20, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
If you change the original language page, it needs for a translation admin to mark the page for translation. I have just marked it now.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:18, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I know that a translation admin is needed for that, I was just wondering why it was taking so long. --bdijkstra (talk) 12:54, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Wikimedia Developer Support[edit]

Status:    Done

Approved. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 10:44, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Gryllida 11:15, 29 August 2019 (UTC)