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Bagdes II[edit]

Please delete unused csb:Szablóna:Lënk FA. I tried to add a tag but "speedy" does not seem to be a valid template. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:51, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:37, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Please delete some talk pages of deleted pages. They appear in google search:

ik:Template talk:Link FA, so:Template talk:Link FA, hif:Template ke baat:Link FA, tpi:Toktok bilong templet:Link FA, yo:Àdàkọ:Link FA/doc -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:15, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:53, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Subpages that also need deletion: zh-min-nan:Pang-bô͘ thó-lūn:Link FA, kaa:Shablon sa'wbeti:Link FA, ak:Nhwɛsode nkɔmmɔbea:Link FA, sd:سانچو:Link FA/doc, te:మూస:Link FA/doc, azb:Link FA/doc. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:47, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:14, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

te:మూస:Link GA/doc, sd:سانچو:Link GA/doc, zu:Template talk:Link GA, zu:Template talk:Link FA, om:Template talk:Link FA, ny:Template talk:Link FA, na:Template talk:Link FA, pap:Template talk:Link FA, lv:Veidnes diskusija:Link FA -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:00, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Never ending story I guess: kw:Keskows Skantlyn:Link FA, ast:Plantía:Link FA (redirect). -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:11, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

HARRASSYes check.svg DoneMENT  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:19, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

We can make it :) zh-min-nan:Pang-bô͘:Link GA, ee:Template talk:Link GA, tpi:Toktok bilong templet:Link GA, ia:Discussion Patrono:Link GA, id:Templat:Link GA, kaa:Shablon sa'wbeti:Link GA -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:26, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Left idWP's template, though pinged admins; remainder Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:48, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

tum:Template talk:Link FA, lg:Template talk:Link FA, yo:Àdàkọ:Link GA/doc -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:20, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:20, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Paul Easter blacklist[edit]

Thanks for adding this, but I've belatedly realised that .*Paul [A-Za-z\.\(\)\"\' ]{0,20} Easter.* is always looking for two full spaces, so wouldn't catch simple cases of "Paul Easter" with a single space! (Socks just created Paul T.T.Easters and T.T. Paul Easter (filmmaker/Producer) without a problem.) Maybe .*Paul\b[A-Za-z\.\(\)\"\' ]{0,20}\bEaster.*? --McGeddon (talk) 17:51, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I will think upon it generally. This would all be better as an abuse filter, tied in with some Checkuser stuff. I will see if I can rouse someone who has more local time than me.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:16, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. There's apparently at least one edit filter already covering it, for what it's worth. --McGeddon (talk) 22:43, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #175[edit]

Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 15 December[edit]

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As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that anyone with access to nonpublic information sign the new confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 22 December 2015) to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have access to nonpublic information and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy.

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Tag AWB edits[edit]

Hi. As AWB developers we would like to tag AWB edits. Do you know what we need to do to achieve this? -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:08, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

@Krenair: Would you be able to give guidance here? There is a general discussion in the AutoWikiBrowser queue, specifically phab:T111663  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:00, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
Left a comment. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 15:53, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

My block[edit]

My ip address is I was blocked until twenty-twenty, but then I assume my block will continue. Who do think you are blocking me on all wikis everywhere? I demand that this be sorted out ASAP —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Please discuss this at Steward requests/Global, as mentioned by the above notice. Tropicalkitty (talk) 19:50, 19 September 2015 (UTC)
Demand? Interesting choice of works. I think that you will find that I have softened the block, not added it. It is a problematic range for Wikimedia due to its nature. Please create an account Special:CreateAccount and you should be able to edit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:55, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #176[edit]

Javad Ramezani[edit]

Since Javad Ramezani is on the title blacklist, he now uses Jāvad Ramezani. (Just deleted nl:Jāvad Ramezani.) Maybe extend the title blacklist to include Jāvad Ramezani. Mbch331 (talk) 19:17, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:17, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Changes in the article[edit]


Thank you for keeping all informations regarding Host Europe up to date so far. Due to current changes we want to take the opportunity to ask you for a current update.

In fact, there is a difference between Host Europe GmbH and HEG (Host Europe Group) - it is partly mixed up in this article. This could lead to a buzz and disinformation.

Would it be an option to split the information into two separate articles (one about Host Europe GmbH and one about HEG)?

In addition we'd like to provide the readers with some deeper insights into each of the acquired brands. In detail, one Wikipedia-page for the following brands are planned: - domainFACTORY ( - Server4You ( - Serverloft (

Each of the companies cares about thousands of customers and has a different focus on the market, so the public interest should be given. In both articles (the one regarding Plusserver and the one about Host Europe) the other brands are mentioned and could be linked with their own pages, which don't exist so far. This should provide more transparency to all readers as well.

So, how could we support you about updating this article to match Wikipedia's rules and cause a minimum of extra workload? Please reply to:

Thanks in advance,

Thomas von Mengden, Social Media Manager at Host Europe GmbH | Host Europe Suisse AG | Server4You | Serverloft —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

dear oh dear, @DerHexer: or anyone fro the deWP community do you wish to deal with this conflict of interest and spam-like discussion. Best I can say was that I was reverting in spam-like activity.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:12, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Forwarded to article talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:47, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

sent you an email[edit]

But there is no hurry, and you don't even have to reply. ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:11, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

@DanielTom: I have edited the page in question, so at least it should not be indexed locally. If you have concerns about privacy, then I would suggest that you broach this matter with Ombudsman Commission as they have the authority to address your concerns. You could suggest a range of mitigation means from removal of sections to removal of the page. It is better that the matter is addressed to this body who have been elected by the community for specific and authoritative management of privacy issues. Any individual trying to manage this will need to provide reasoning/justification, probably on-line, and it will simply draw attention to the matter.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:28, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Global filter tagging "Japan Football edits"[edit]

Now the tag "Japan Football edits" appears in all production wikis because of Global AbuseFilter number 89. I don't think it's very nice to have this tag on Finnish Wikipedia for example only because it's coming from a global abuse filter configured here at meta. Please consider removing the tagging function. Won't a simple log entry do the trick? --Pxos (talk) 13:36, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

@Pxos: It is a reactivated filter that is clearly too broad, and getting more than the problem editor. I have removed the tagging, and I will look to fine tune the filter before turning the tagging back on. Thanks for the alert.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:58, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
You haven't removed the tagging, it's still there. Filter 89 keeps on taggin. --Pxos (talk) 12:43, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Fixed it now. Was sure that it told me that it had saved when I did that this morning. Apologies for that.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:17, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Diezel . Sun[edit]

Hi, here I leave you more titles to add to the filter:

  1. Татарников, Александр Сергеевич (Diezel . Sun)
  2. Александр, Cергеевич Татарников
  3. Татарников, Александр Сергеевич
  4. Татарников, Александр Сергеевич
  5. Татарников, Александр Сергеевич (художник)

Regards.--Syum90 (talk) 16:49, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for these, he is such a persistent egotist. Looks like I will need to separate these vandals to different filters and stop the patching for proper filters.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:02, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I think that separated filters is the best option. Well, one title more:

  1. Татарников, Александр Сергеевич (сӱретче)

Regards.--Syum90 (talk) 09:49, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Filter updated. I will look at perfecting and splitting another time.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:21, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #177[edit]

Gadgets on wp.min[edit]

Hi Billinghurst,

Can you check gadgets on wp.min? Some of the gadgets can not load because the issue of ResourceLoader although they set on ResourceLoader like HotCat. Please help us and thanks in advance.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 13:18, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

I've got where the issue is. Thanks anyway.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 13:46, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Block enquiry[edit]

Your IP address has been blocked on all wikis.

The block was made by Billinghurst ( The reason given is Long-term abuse.

Start of block: 12:44, 1 Oktubre 2015 Expiry of block: 12:44, 4 Oktubre 2015 Your current IP address is Please include all above details in any queries you make (un)block for global (un)lock and (un)hiding —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Yes, what is your point? Is the block not long enough? I heard that you block evade anyway. Are you disputing that you are creating multiple accounts?  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:44, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

IP Block[edit]

I'm confused. I'm at a Baltimore address seeking to create a wikipedia account and it says the ip has been blocked because of an open proxy. I'm not sure what this means. This is an office building with media, academics, and public advocacy groups, so preventing all the people here from using Wikipedia and editing articles about their organizations from work seems to be a great hindrance to the nearly 100 employees and 6-10 organizations on this network. What is the justification specifically for blocking this IP address? I saw something about applying for an IP block exemption. What is the process for this?

Thank You, Lawrence —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Hi. The reality is that the Dec 2012 block was placed by another, and I softened it in May this year (the log that you see), following someone contacting me. From May, users were able to edit from those IP addresses. if they were logged in to a wikimedia account. I have removed the block, though as the block will have been due to excessive spambot activity, there is no guarantee that a block will not be placed in the future on part or all of the IP range, so it is recommended that editing from within an account. If you do not have an account please look at Special:CreateAccount. Thanks for contacting me.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:41, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #178[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #179[edit]