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Good day, any idea on what to do to not link pages using {{LL}} to pages such this? --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 07:57, 8 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Minorax: But it is just the use of LL? User groups (listed in the WLH) links to [[Special:MyLanguage/Stewards|stewards]], and I am guessing that is related to mw:Display title / mw:Extension:display title. Cannot say that I am renowned in that space, though wonder whether there is something possible at Help:Magic_words#DISPLAYTITLE  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:37, 9 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Eh, there is a <tvar name="1">{{ll|Stewards}}</tvar> in User groups so I suppose it's causing the page to link there. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 11:08, 9 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Kaganer: Originally one of yours. Are you able to address this issue as it is an area where you have played way more than I. Are we missingthe use of the magic word? Thanks if you can. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:46, 9 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hm. Current code was added by @ExE Boss in 2021.
I need to think. Maybe this approach may be fully revolutionary changed today. I haven't watched this side for a long time. I'm also ping @Amire80 there.
At first glance, the problem may be in the module:Template translation (called from {{TNTN}}).
But magic word in this case also obviously suggests itself. Kaganer (talk) 17:35, 9 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
The old version would also do that, the newer version copied from MediaWiki just has a fallback for when the title is not translated in the current page language. — ExE Boss (talk) 21:00, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Minorax: Your answers. Can we now please take this to the relevant template talk page. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:48, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply



"it was being added by spambots."

That doesn't justify a site-wide block of the entire domain. Deal with it in a less harmful way.
When it is all wikis, not just wikipedias, and the wikis have the ability to whitelist what they wish, then, that is the least harmful way. Please tell me the less harmful way that we have available, rather than generally wave your hands around without providing realistic solutions.

"Use of local whitelists is typically the way around the use of SBL."

That shouldn't be necessary. Sites that have legitimate uses should not be on the SBL at all.
Please stop thinking of this solely in the single experience of English Wikipedia. There are some 800++ wikis, across all the sisters. We are not talking a high use site. and the unfortunate situation is when we blacklisted it, that was close to the only available tool effectively available.

"Re the error message, that is not one controlled here, that is the code in the software for globally blocked urls. If you have thoughts about how that can be improved then Phabricator is your friend there."

Where does the message text come from? It should at the very least link to an explanation and link to where the site is being blocked.
The global blacklist message comes from the Wikimedia message set, and its operations through mw:Extension:SpamBlacklist. Might be able to find it via your AllMessages. especially if you use the API results. It is a long time since I have seen it, it isn't an error message that I personally see.

"If you are asking the circumstance from 8 years ago, you please excuse me not remembering."

I don't know what you mean? — Omegatron (talk) 18:17, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Omegatron: Please don't expect me to remember detail specifics from a single case from that long ago.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:51, 24 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

The text you wanted to publish was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a forbidden external site. The following text is what triggered our spam filter:

Mediawiki:spamprotectiontext and Mediawiki:spamprotectionmatch
                "name": "spamprotectiontext",
                "normalizedname": "spamprotectiontext",
                "*": "The text you wanted to publish was blocked by the spam filter.\nThis is probably caused by a link to a forbidden external site."

                "name": "spamprotectionmatch",
                "normalizedname": "spamprotectionmatch",
                "*": "The following text is what triggered our spam filter: $1"
It doesn't seem to specifically differentiate between whether it hits a local or global SBL, it just says block. The translations will be at translatewiki, and the default English text will be in gerrit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 24 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

If it was 8 years ago, why is it still on the blacklist? — Omegatron (talk) 10:23, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Now you are just being argumentative. A user talk page is not the place to argue whether something should or should not be on a local or a global blacklist. I have offered you a solution to resolve your local wiki issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:10, 2 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Babel module[edit]

Could you clarify what you meant by Template:Babel leveraging the extension? Aaron Liu (talk) 16:07, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Duplicate Venezuelan flag file[edit]

Hey so I thought that if I had uploaded a non-duplicate file the speedy deletion note on File:Flag of Venezuela (1863-1864).svg would go away but the file got deleted anyways, is there a way you could restore the file? I'd rather not have to reupload it all over again. NorthTension (talk) 17:37, 24 April 2024 (UTC)Reply


@Billinghurst: Hello, I'm looking for help from Meta Manager.

I'm [User:Won1017]. I'm a Korean Wikipedia user, and in July last year, I was blocked for exploiting multiple accounts there.

In the meantime, I have reflected a lot and decided not to do so again. Now, I will only make normal contributions and work toward the development of the Wiki community.

Therefore, I would like to ask you to unblock me from Korean Wikipedia.

Thank you. Won1017 (talk) 04:04, 11 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Won1017: Meta admins are only admins at Meta, they have no authority to act nor ability to do so on other wikis. Your only means of resolution is through interacting with Korean Wikipedia administrators. Typically you should start with an unblock request at w:ko:user talk:Won1017, apologise for the actions that got you into trouble and seek assistance to be able to edit within the rules of the community there.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 12 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst: Meta managers can also exercise their authority in Korean Wikipedia. A user recommended Billinghurst as a wise judge. I have sincerely apologized for all my faults over the past week. I would appreciate it if you could review the blocking. Won1017 (talk) 09:45, 13 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
You are now trying to tell me what I can and cannot do? I have been doing this role for 10++ years and maybe when you come here, you could listen to some authoritative advice, rather than debate me, and contradict me.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:02, 14 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
That user is making multiple accounts even this time, and not reflecting at all. You can just ignore that user's comments. --Whitetiger (talk) 23:05, 15 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Whitetiger: it is not my battle nor one where I had any intention to enter the fray. My task, as a meta admin, is to point people to where to address their problems, and to sometimes, as a neutral party, to hold up the mirror. I've been around long enough to know what is gping-on, hence my very first response in this subject. I don't need to be told how to suck eggs.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:29, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply