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please review my request and if its globally blocked, it should be anonymous only. Thank you! -- 22:49, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Stewards are volunteers, and each will undertake checks of the steward requests pages as they are able, and those who are available will do them. Individually, we simply are unable to take and fulfil requests 24/7 due to RL, so coming to our talk pages is not particularly helpful. If you consider that something is urgent, it would be preferable to either pop into IRC via the link given at Stewards or try an avenue like Stewards' noticeboard.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:36, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Alright billinghurst. What does RL means? Please tell me and then I will close this discussion. -- 00:49, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
w:real life; in other words, we have request pages for requests. User talk pages are generally for talking to users about one on one matters.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:00, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks billinghurst! -- 23:13, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Badges III[edit]

-- Magioladitis (talk) 11:10, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done for the smaller communities, and left {{delete|orphaned talk page}} for the larger communities to manage.

Welcome template in Sicilian language and Corsican language[edit]

Hi Billinghurst,

Please could you add "Sicilianu" (scn) to the welcome template: this is my request here.

And please could you add "Corsu" (co) to the welcome template: this is my request here.

I thank you in advance

Best regards!

--Sarvaturi (talk) 14:13, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

@MF-Warburg: More your zone than mine. To me it seems weird that we have not converted that template to something more aligned with the new approach.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:55, 31 October 2015 (UTC)


Bonjour Apparemment, vous m'avez bloqué sur tous les Wiki? Puis-je savoir pourquoi? Toutes les modifications que j'ai pu apporter sur des pages sont justes et vérifiables. Merci d'avance.

Hi Apparently you've blocked me on all the Wikis' pages. May I know why? All the modifications I've made are based on real facts and easy to verify. Thanks in advance. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Baureal (talk)

@Baureal: I haven't actually blocked you on any wikis (semantic argument), though you may editing in an IP range that has a global block placed. As it states at the top of the page, please take requests to Steward requests/Global and you will need to include some information so we can identify the IP address, alternatively use the email address supplied.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:59, 1 November 2015 (UTC)


I don't know why i'm blocked by Wikipedia services. I can't create an account —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

@ Best that you ask at SRG. Someone should be able to deal with it in a timely manner.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:15, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #182[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #183[edit]


Why am I blocked?

I've done nothing and wanted to edit a wiki page for the first time.

Then i saw this:

" Deine IP-Adresse befindet sich in einem Bereich, der auf allen Wikis gesperrt ist.

Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Billinghurst ( Der angegebene Grund ist hosting on; convert to softblock as users/VPN on range.

Beginn der Sperre: 13:48, 24. Mär. 2014 Ablauf der Sperre: 15:38, 22. Okt. 2017 Du kannst Billinghurst kontaktieren, um die Sperre zu diskutieren. Du kannst nicht die Funktion „E-Mail an diesen Benutzer“ benutzen, bis du eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse in deinen Benutzerkonteneinstellungen angegeben hast und du nicht daran gehindert wirst, diese Funktion zu verwenden. Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist und der gesperrte Bereich ist Bitte beziehe alle obigen Einzelheiten in all deinen Anfragen ein. "

Could you correct that?

THX—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

It is a block that was added by another steward due to spam activity. I have previously softened the block so that users logged into their Wikimedia accounts can edit. If you do not have an account then you can create one at Special:CreateAccount.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:13, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Essay service/moving spammer back on Commons[edit]

Can you take a look at I dealt with this same spam service as a CU 2+ years ago, and then on and off since. I was working on it earlier this year with Elcobbola and Herby, but neither looks to be active on Commons right now. The CU always came up with very spammy India ranges. I can't remember cross-wiki details. INeverCry 09:41, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

I cannot say anything about any detail or location. I can say trust your judgment and your memory. I started the nascent filter c:Special:AbuseFilter/145 which is set to track a couple of phrases. I have started a page at cuwiki (couldn't find one) and I have set a @Trijnstel:.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:31, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Seen and replied there as well. Face-smile.svg Trijnsteltalk 14:37, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Andrew, and thanks @Trijnstel: for handling the acct on Commons. It's so much faster and easier to bring this to people who know what they're doing. This spam service has usually been pretty clever: to get around spam filters on Commons, they upload images, and then come back and add spammy links to the descriptions. I never recorded the earlier essay-writing accts, but some of the moving spam accts can be seen at c:Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/BBBMoving. INeverCry 19:05, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #184[edit]

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

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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I wanted to follow-up on an message I sent you in September regarding the need for you to sign a confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 31 December 2015) in order to maintain your access from Wikimedia to nonpublic information.

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 transitioning 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 31 December 2015) to retain their access. You are receiving this message because you have access to nonpublic information and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015, you will lose your access to nonpublic information.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me ( Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 31 December 2015) to retain your access to nonpublic information. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

Thank you,
Gregory Varnum (User:GVarnum-WMF), Wikimedia Foundation

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Filter 46[edit]

Another title: Татарников Александер (diezel . sun). Now our friend has used an account: Сабир8 (talk • contribs • block • SULinfo • x-wiki • recent edits • CA) Regards.--Syum90 (talk) 11:04, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

wikimedia commons photo BLOCK QUESTION[edit]

As a beginner wishing to upload for the November photo contest "windows", I've encountered your block page, but have no idea how to use it, or what it's for.

BEGINNERS MIND is a helpful perspective. A few instructions might be in order?

Many thanks!

~eric. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

It is a block that another placed, and I softened. To edit you will need to login to your Wikimedia account. If you do not currently have an account then you can create one at Special:CreateAccount  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:21, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Selfie Shoes Vandal[edit]

Hi Billinghurst, I see you have some level of involvement/understanding related to Title blacklist. I'm unsure of its scope and syntax, so I hope you might be able to assist with blacklisting new user accounts and files which simultaneously contain "selfie" and "shoe(s)" in response to several months of abuse from Fritella (aka the selfie shoes vandal). For additional reference see here and Checkuser-l from ca. 30. September/1. October. This primarily impacts the Commons, if there is a local (rather than meta) step to take, please let me know. Thanks, Эlcobbola talk 16:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

@Elcobbola: Yes check.svg Done Special:Diff/14727462. For files you are better to add them locally to c:Mediawiki:Titleblacklist as it is only new account names that have global only effect, for the obvious reasons of SUL.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:51, 20 November 2015 (UTC)


Can you help me with bad transclude.--Bacria Andrei Catalin (talk) 11:42, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I have transcluded the page, though not fully knowing the setup, and not the time to look further, it will do for Ruslan's viewing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:51, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you!--Bacria Andrei Catalin (talk) 11:56, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #185[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #114

My school's ip address is blocked.[edit]

I don't know why our ip address is blocked, I was just going to make a wiki account, and it said that our ip address was blocked on July 12, 2013, and it expires on September 12, 2017. I don't know if it was someone in our school that did something bad, but it isn't really fair to the rest of the students. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

as the text "Caught by a global block?" above says please take unblock requests to SRG. FWIW if it was a 5yr block and my name is against it, my action will have to have softened a block by another steward. It would usually allow you to create an account locally via special:createaccount  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:13, 23 November 2015 (UTC)