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To do task[edit]

Align the codes on the admin/crat/cu/... and sisters user templates to have a base, and a build


user meta tool to identify User:CommonsDelinker pages and remove[edit]

Time to get rid of the legacy garbage user pages, and allow meta user page to shine through.

Wikidata weekly summary #318[edit]

Deleted template[edit]

Hi, Thanks for taking care of {{Former affiliate staff}}, but the intention was only to have Template:Former affiliate staff/text/en deleted to make room for the translations. Can you please undelete the template again. /Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 07:49, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Axel Pettersson (WMSE):  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:09, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #319[edit]

Consulting you for help[edit]

I have expressed the problem here: Link. Who can solve this problem? You are an admin at meta, can you help me to find the right address? We had the same edit-war with that patrol of Turkish wikipedia on English wikipedia, upon reporting him the patrol quitted edit-war on English wikipedia but on Turkish wikipedia he and his mob prevent me without stating any reason why their inventions should remain on Wikipedia and what is the reason to reject my content. What can we do? --Ruhubelent (talk) 13:30, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

@Ruhubelent: You can only work with Turkish Wikipedia admins to remove your block.

All rights are determined on the communities as they are self-managing communities according to the local rules at those communities (where such rules do not exist then the global guidance by stewards is applied). Meta admins only manage meta affairs, and assist with some of the global settings, we have no authority at those local wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:04, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst:, Which stewards can I report this issue to? The admin that blocked me messaged my talk page stating "You are blocked due to your actions being against WP." I asked him to point out which of my actions violate Wikipedia, he did not point to any of my actions. He stated I should quit attempting to delete the content I am trying to delete. I am gonna delete the baseless content, I am not gonna quit it. That was all the response I have been able to get. Turkish Wikipedia rules say if admins are on edit-arguement with someone the same admin can not block his adversary but they still ban me. --Ruhubelent (talk) 10:57, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ruhubelent: You are not listening ... Turkish Wikipedia is a self-managing community. Stewards have no authority to intervene, it is not their role. Your only means for resolution is with that community.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:16, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I misunderstood, billinghurst. I was listening but I misunderstood. In short, a wikipedia is a mob-rule community? Administrators can do whatever they want and no way to supervise them? I understand all of them siding with eacch other because the content we have conflict on is a case between a CIA agent and a Turkish journalist. They now are publishing the conflict in favour of Turkish journalist and preventing me from publishing what actually happened. I am writing against that mob's worldview and there is nothing to supervise it if that mob of wikipedia is biased in favour of something? --Ruhubelent (talk) 12:27, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
No, a Wikipedia is a consensus rule of the community. The community supervises their administrators as administrators act on the consensus of the users. If you want to consider it a mob, go ahead, make your own day. I cannot help you further.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:09, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Mob-rules have their consensus. A certian mob has their ideology, has preference on which they all agree and they will go on imposing their wills and there is nothing others can do. As seen from your answer, wikipedia seems to have no difference than that. The only difference may be mobs work in a monarchy-like regime while wikipedia is like a republical mob. Thank you for everything --Ruhubelent (talk) 22:55, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

re:Global rollback removal[edit]

Oh! This is unexpected. Thanks, the flag would make my wiki-life a little bit easier once again. --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 02:01, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Also recommend that you get your IRC cloak back in place, then we can get COIBot to listen to you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:06, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
I already request a week and a half ago, seems they have a certain delay. And yes, COIBot doesn't answer me :( --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 02:16, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, have you looked at emailing someone? IRC/Group Contacts Those on that list are on IRC, have you pinged them directly?  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:23, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, but I'll try to talk them again. Thanks for the help --Ignacio Flag of Uruguay.svg (talk) 02:58, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #320[edit]

filter 172 false positive[edit]

22:52, 10 July 2018: COIBot (talk | contribs | block) triggered filter 172, performing the action "edit" on User:COIBot/LinkReports/ Actions taken: Warn; Filter description: retail drug spam (details | examine)

Sounds like we should let COIBot do the job? :D — regards, Revi 14:40, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

@-revi: It will, I created the page afterwards, which circumvents the filter. Pretty certain that I will blacklist the url anyway, which will make it moot.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:07, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Spammy stuff[edit]

Not around enough to take a balanced view on these though I have b/l'd on Commons. To me these two COI ones look like they are abused Wiki but another view would be welcome. See here and here. Thanks & regards --Herby talk thyme 11:00, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

@Herbythyme: At Talk:spam blacklist use Template:BLRequestRegex on as it is being abused, though not through CoI, and we don't need the search url. I am keeping a record of those abused and not yet blacklisted at user talk:COIBot/Poke.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:07, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Next steps for the wish “confirmation prompt for the rollback link”[edit]

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Hello, a while ago you participated in a feedback round about a proposal how accidental clicks on the rollback link could be avoided. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and ideas!
Looking at the feedback and the rollback situation in different wikis, the development team decided how to approach this wish: As a default, most wikis won’t have a confirmation. But users who wish to have one, can enable it in their preferences, which will add a confirmation prompt to the rollback link on the diff page and on the list pages. The prompt won’t be a pop-up, but an inline prompt like for the thanks confirmation. You can read more about the planned solution and what influenced this decision on the project page. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:39, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #321[edit]