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That one is not for meta. Artix Kreiger (talk) 00:42, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

btw, is there a way to quickly undo things? Think its the rollback function but it seems meta doesnt have it. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 04:24, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
there is a rollback function at meta it is part of Meta:Patrollers.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:55, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
ah ok. Where do I ask for it? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 01:02, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Umm, it is all explained on the link.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:54, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Can you help, please[edit]

Good evening I live in turkey, and as you know Wikipedia is blocked here, so whenever I enter Wikipedia I must use a proxy, can you help, please

I received this message when I tried to use my account on

Your IP address is in a restricted domain of modification to all wikis. He blocked the Billinghurst ( The reason for blocking is Open proxy :, soften block Ticket # 2015070510010377 . Beginning of Prevention: 22:54, 5 July 2015 End of Prevention Period: 15:15, 2 April 2020 You can email Billinghurst to discuss this blocking process. You will not be able to use the "email user" feature until you have specified a valid email address in your account preferences and are not barred from using it. Your current IP address is, and the blocked domain is Please include all the above details in any query you are doing. Error in Template:Reply to: Username not given. --AhrimanAmmaneh (talk) 15:30, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

@AhrimanAmmaneh: [Noting that I am commenting from a previous time when I was a steward, not from any control that I have now.] That is a soft block that should not stop you editing if you are logged into your account. Here is what I can see
If you are logged in you should not be seeing that error message, so please try logging in there first.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:33, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #281[edit]

Meta:Translate extension[edit]

Hi. Honestly the page seems to contain a lot of text but little useful information at the moment :( --Base (talk) 11:18, 13 October 2017 (UTC)


Would you mind indefinitely semi-protecting that page.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 10:59, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:01, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Abd stalking[edit]

Abd a perm blocked Wikipedia editor and sock-puppeteer has created two page hit pieces on another Wikipedia user he does not like here [1] (also see the talk-page), he attacks this user Anglo and attempts to link this user to hundreds of un-related accounts to damage his reputation, problem he has no check-user evidence to link most of those accounts and socks. Anglo was indeed a sockpuppeteer but Abd has blamed loads of unrelated accounts to this user. Abd is not a check-user but is presenting his allegations as factual. He claims specific users have 'impersonated' people but has no technical evidence. Why is metawiki hosting this guys grudges and stalking of Wikipedia editors? He has a grudge against certain Wikipedia user he blames for his own ban and now he is using this website to attack people. His list includes about 200 accounts, many of which are unrelated. Can you remove Abd's hit-piece and stalking project? Thank you. Bruce Canada (talk) 13:59, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Issues about problems at Meta should be addressed to Meta:RFH or pages for deletion should follow the process at Meta:Deletion policy/Meta:RfD. I would agree with you that Abd should not be keeping such pages, however, the people socking should expect that their disliked behaviour has people respond in multiple ways.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:37, 15 October 2017 (UTC)


I didn't got notified by your ping in your RfB, and I'm not sure if you got notified by mine some hours ago. In any case, I left you a question there for when you have a moment. I'm trying to reach out MF-W so she can voice her opinion. I've sent her an email. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:01, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks MA, I did notice it late last night. Will try to get to it tonight.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:38, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi there again. I've sent you a couple of emails. Apparently some of them are being sent to 'spam'. Could you please confirm you got them? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:20, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Got them; apologies for a tardy response, it has been a busy end of week.

Being at two 'crats is the problem that I am addressing. So, I have to wait until MF-W responds, or you determine what is the alternative that allows you to act. At a point in time, I see that you have scope within Meta:Bureaucrats dot point three to find an alternate bureaucrat through stewards, but with me having a vested interest I am loathe to put forward my solutions. There has been no person complaining that I can see.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:46, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #282[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #282

Flag vandal[edit]

Is there a way to automatically detect him? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 15:50, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

There are lots of ways to detect different things, though not always means to detect things above the background noise. I am unaware of the specific issues, so depending on where the vandalism is taking place, how the vandalism is being undertaken and from the types of accounts, will all be feedback. Best I can suggest is to build a case/history at Vandalism reports and that allows us to 1) track it, 2) trial things.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:19, 20 October 2017 (UTC)