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My user page[edit]

Hi – this might be a somewhat unusual request. In July you revision deleted some edits from my user page. Billinghurst described it as "vulgarised" and it isn't suppressed, so I presume it's not outing or libel. Now as a sysop on enwiki I'm used to being able to see this kind of thing, even about myself, and I'm very curious. It'll probably be an anticlimactic experiece, but still, could you please undelete it, and then semi-protect the page? Thanks. BethNaught (talk) 20:15, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello. I have semi-protected your user page per your request. Those revisions are grossly offensive and as such I don't think it is appropriate to leave them publicly available. They contain no private or personal information and no libel though, just some grossly insulting phrases targeted at you. I can show you the content by e-mail if you really want to see it. Best regards, Defender (talk) 22:02, 8 August 2016 (UTC)


"w:de:Benutzer:Wikinger08" (und seiner Sockenpoppen wie w:en:user:Wikinger IP Addressen sitzen aber üblicherweise zirka 100km weiter nordwestlich nach w:de:Posen. Der eine kapiert den Unterschied zwischen RC und einem Ballerspiel nicht, der andere spielt ständig "böser Bulle" und Hilfsadminen, obwohl er vor Jahren von der Kommunitei als Adminkandidat abgelehnt wurde. Am besten Melder und Gemeldeten zusammen in einen Sack packen und kräftig mit dem (Sperr-) Knüppel draufhauen, da trifft man kein einziges Mal einen Falschen. Kann sein, dass es sich hier um Vandalismus handelt.

Recent mass deletion and block[edit]

I see you just blocked an IP and deleted their contributions on bjnwiki. Did you also notice these two IPs, which are almost certainly the same editor? - dcljr (talk) 03:03, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

I haven't noticed them yet. I have now deleted those pages too. Thanks for letting me know. Defender (talk) 03:36, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
Note also: dv:Special:Contributions/ (same guy, different wiki). - dcljr (talk) 03:42, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

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Sysop em[edit]

Gostaria de lhe dirigir uma questão, a qual não sabemos como proceder:

Um de nossos administradores ficou 2 anos afastado do wikibooks em português por motivos de ordem pessoal, os quais não lhe possibilitaram estar presente. Como consequência, ele perdeu o status de administrador. Agora, o mesmo retornou ao projeto há mais de um mês e gostariamos de saber se é permitido que o mesmo volte a ser administrador e qual o procedimento para tal.

Se puder, lhe peço que acesse a discussão: [ aqui. Obrigado. Marcos Antônio Nunes de Moura (talk) 21:15, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Empresa LEMOS[edit]

Olá colega, tem como proteger a pagina acima contra a recriação ? Ela esta sendo recriada continuamente no Wikivoyage (pt) [1] e no Wikinews (pt) [2], voce apagou o mesmo artigo no Wikiquote [3]. Abraços DARIO SEVERI (talk) 20:27, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

@DARIO SEVERI: Adicionei à Title blacklist para impedir a recriação em qualquer projeto. Cumprimentos, Defender (talk) 20:44, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
Obrigado. Abs DARIO SEVERI (talk) 20:49, 29 December 2016 (UTC)


I congratulate you for being a steward. I hope you will do good work for wiki projects. --Uğurkenttalk 17:10, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

@Uğurkent: thanks :). Defender (talk) 12:02, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Congrats on your selection[edit]

Congrats on your selection to Steward. Reguyla 17:20, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks :). Defender (talk) 12:02, 1 March 2017 (UTC)


On your election. MechQuester (talk) 23:50, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

@MechQuester: thanks :). Defender (talk) 12:02, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Congratulations dear fellow.--Syum90 (talk) 15:38, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

@Defender: Have a look at your inbox and let me know. Kalliope (WMF) (talk) 17:34, 2 March 2017 (UTC)


Hi Defender. Please check your inbox. I've sent you some instructions WRT OTRS access. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 16:28, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello again. This is a friendly reminder that the above needs to be addressed :-) Regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:20, 5 March 2017 (UTC)


Hi Defender, may you grant me rights on the stewardship portal. User Trunzep,Swahili Wikitionary. Regards--Trunzep (talk) 22:54, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

No criticism....[edit]

...but it would have been nice if you pinged me about this. I would really appreciate it if you could do that in the future. Face-smile.svg Trijnsteltalk 18:55, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

@Trijnstel: I'm sorry, it was distraction from my part. Face-sad.svg Defender (talk) 19:31, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
No problem. Trijnsteltalk 22:07, 19 June 2017 (UTC)


A randomly account i found (not mine): How it is the spambot if it has 0contribs! 14:59, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

By logged actions. Tropicalkitty (talk) 15:00, 30 June 2017 (UTC)


Hi Defender, You want to look at [4] - They're a sock of 118 alex, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 02:34, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Delete page[edit]

Hi Defender, could you please delete this page [5]. Thanks DARIO SEVERI (talk) 13:18, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for reporting. Defender (talk) 16:41, 14 July 2017 (UTC)


Special:Contributions/ Special:Contributions/ rangeblock please. 20:26, 22 July 2017 (UTC)


I forgot to mention that the blocked IP address is (talkcontribsinfoWHOIS). I'm editing through my phone's internet connection right now; I'm not able to post to your talk page on meta-wiki when connected through my local area network. Seppi333 (talk) 02:57, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Apparently I have a dynamic IP through my proxy since this is now my IP address. I still think a global IP block exemption is necessary though since I appear to be randomly assigned IP addresses that are blocked on some wikis (e.g., this IP address is blocked on the English Wikipedia) or globally (e.g., my previous IP address). Seppi33396.44.175.234 04:06, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
@Seppi333: Ok, I've granted you a global block exemption. Please note, however, that this doesn't work against local blocks, for which you still need to apply for an exemption locally. Best regards, Defender (talk) 18:44, 2 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! I appreciate it. Seppi333 (Insert ) 19:54, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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Apparently, the User: Marcelobettencourt user page is advertising an alleged car rental company. The user page is advertising on all the projects of the foundation, could it indicate it for elimination? Conde Edmond Dantès (talk) 09:59, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: I have deleted the page. Thanks for reporting. Defender (talk) 18:53, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Cross wiki spam spambot[edit]

I have received a warning due to "cross wiki spam spambot". I don't understand at all what this means. I have not been sending any spam. Could someone be using my IP without my consent ? My email adress on wikipedia is valid. I there something I should do ? Below is part of the message I see : 1 avertissement

Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis.

Le blocage a été fait par Defender ( Le motif donné est Cross-wiki spam: spambot.

   Début du blocage : 11 mai 2017 à 23:57
   Expiration du blocage : 11 mai 2018 à 23:57

(...) la plage bloquée est 2001:0:4137:9E76:0:0:0:0/64. --Braveheidi (talk) 00:22, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

@Braveheidi: There was a compromised device in that webhosting range (2001:0:4137:9E76:0:0:0:0/64) running a spambot (specifically NTSAMR) so I've blocked it. You are not the intended target of the block. You can still edit using your own (home/work) IP. Best regards, Defender (talk) 16:19, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I was afraid I had done something wrong. I'm no good technically but still having fun contributing --Braveheidi (talk) 17:15, 27 October 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Back again. SA 13 Bro (talk) 21:54, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Access to nonpublic information policy[edit]

Hi, Defender,

I have signed the Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information but the noticeboard has not been updated for many days. Please update with my name to enable me participate in Account creation activity on English Wikipedia, because this is prerequisite to that. Thanks –Ammarpad (talk) 07:35, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

@Ammarpad: after you sign the agreement in Phabricator, someone from the WMF must manually add your account to the list. @Jalexander-WMF: could you please have a look at this? Defender (talk) 17:50, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Puppets performing "Cross Wiki Spam"[edit]

Hello Defender, the account HellboyPSY (talk · contribs) was confirmed as a puppet by a checker of the and

In short, there is a category with locked puppets. They have been editing on several Wikipedia for the same purpose, creating and maintaining a biography. I ask you if this is not a case for global blocking. Also, the page is still active on Japanese Wikipedia, can you delete it or indicate it for deletion? Conde Edmond Dantès (talk) 01:43, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: Sorry for the late reply. I'm not sure global locks are applicable to this case. I only see blocks on ptwiki. Maybe RadiX wants to have a look at it? Defender (talk) 15:32, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
@Conde Edmond Dantès and Defender: Appart from those issues on ptwiki, I think the user has done nothing else to warrant a global lock, at least for now. I've not found long term cross-wiki vandalism here. We might keep an eye on it though. Anyway, maybe I just need to look a little closer at it. RadiX 19:02, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
@RadiX: by the time I sent the message to Defender, the user had created the same biography on four different Wikis and had been blocked in the and for using puppets. So I thought the global lock would be valid, but over time, the user seems to have ceased. Conde Edmond Dantès (talk) 19:07, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Global block for User:[edit]

Status:    In progress

Cross-wiki vandalism and open proxy. 08:38, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi. Please leave these requests on Steward requests/Global instead of my talk page. Thanks. Defender (talk) 19:05, 13 November 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Can block long-term abuse Special:Contributions/ --Jilmyasig3 (talk) 04:16, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Jeanny Harmon is[edit]

INeverCry. 20:40, 23 November 2017 (UTC)


Could you block this sock of globally banned user User:DonaldTonald? Thanks. 21:08, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 01:50, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Blacklist removal request[edit]

Blacklist removal request I request removal of the names Giovanni Prinzi and Giuseppe Prinzi from the blacklist here, there is no reason that these names are blocked, please remove them, the inclusion of these names was certainly an error.

This is the blacklist, please, remove Giovanni Prinzi and Giuseppe Prinzi --> --Alice pasquini80 (talk) 18:32, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

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Could you globally lock these LTA accounts? Posting this here since m:Steward requests/Global is semi-protected. 05:24, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Although SRG is semi-protected, you can still use its talk page. Best regards, Defender (talk) 16:18, 23 December 2017 (UTC)


@Defender: Hi there, so -by joking- i ask to reconfirm an admistrator account password by his email, so I apollozige for him but no, he blocked me for a mounth, i put some requests to unblock me so he block me for 3 mounth, i calm and waite for some time and i put again some unblock requests and i'm know blocked for 6 mounth. The admistrator is alaa and i'm koussayou003 from arabic wikipedia, can you please unblock me ?? Koussayou003 (talk) 22:34, 27 December 2017 (UTC)


Hello bro I'm virajmishra I came after three months, please request me at Global Unlock. Thanks 2405:204:E205:6500:958C:833:EA2B:E854 05:29, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

I've replied here (permlink) to keep the discussion centralized. Best regards, Defender (talk) 14:25, 31 December 2017 (UTC)


User:月立龍头Help: I haven't wiki spam, please help check<>, thank you for your help! 陈少静 | 月立龍头 (talk) 10:34, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

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CheckUser inquiry[edit]

Hello Defender, perhaps you can help me. I've read in your user page that you're a steward. Well, one week ago I've opened a checkuser request about a very likely (almost 100%) cross-wiki proxy user and sockpuppet user, both in RFCU and SRCU. Since the user that I've identified is going on doing the same edits in the same pages with normal IP ranges (coming from Italy, and I'm Italian too) I'm updating the IP list daily, but nobody has checked about this problem, which is very real and currently continuing, yet. Can you do anything do help me with this request? I've been spending and I'm still spending a long time for that, and still I see no results. I thought at the beginning that this problem would be solved quickly, afterall it's about proxies and sockpuppets so it should interest sysops, I hoped I could do something good for the project and maybe I would be thanked for that; instead, also requests made after mine have already been closed, while the only 2 answers I had for mine were that if I'm an IP user I can't make requests (so I've created an account too) or that the 2 only socks that I've reported can't be linked to IPs because of CU Policy (then what about the proxy IPs and the normal IPs?)... If you can do anything for me, please tell me. Thanks in advance! 14:29, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Could you have a look to my new request here and tell me whether there's something wrong or not, please? 11:27, 27 January 2018 (UTC)


Olá. Como vai? Um usuário da Wikipédia em Português me enviou e-mails dizendo que não consegue acessar sua conta. Ele não tem e-mail cadastrado e não lembra da senha (apenas de uma anterior). O que poderia ser feito? Érico (talk) 02:15, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Olá. Desculpe a demora para responder. Eu estava de viagem. Pode ser feito um pedido no Phabricator. O usuário em questão deve ter meios de provar ser o dono da conta, e não há garantia de deferimento. A menos que ele possua uma quantidade expressiva de edições, é mais fácil criar uma nova conta e abandonar a anterior. Defender (talk) 15:05, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Muito obrigado pelas informações. Vou repassá-las imediatamente ao editor. Ele tem mais de 10 mil edições, e enviou-me um print quando estava logado na conta (espero que sirva como uma prova). Mais uma vez, obrigado. Érico (talk) 20:17, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Outra questão: eu não entendo muito desse site... creio que nem ele. Você pode fornecer-nos um exemplo de pedido? Érico (talk) 20:20, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Para falar a verdade, ainda não estou muito familiarizado com aquele site. No entanto, de acordo com esse caso muito similar que encontrei nos arquivos, vocês podem contactar o usuário Hoo man, que pode melhor ajudá-los com isso. Defender (talk) 14:39, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
Muito obrigado pelas informações adicionais. Enviei um e-mail a Hoo man ontem, bem como ao utilizador que entrou em contato. Valeu. Érico (talk) 03:37, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Block request[edit]

Probable multiple accounts 1 and 2 Editor D.S (talk) 02:01, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

I've locked them. Thanks for reporting. Defender (talk) 02:25, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Percebi que escreve, também, em português. Eu poderia enviar mensagens futuras em português? Pretendo monitorar as Mudanças Recentes aqui no Meta, de vez em quando, rsrs :) Editor D.S (talk) 02:31, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Sim, pode escrever em português. Defender (talk) 18:05, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you.[edit]

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Waking up to thousands of vandalized pages (so many of them directly relating to work that my team does or is connected to) wasn't fun. We are grateful for how people like you handle these situations, fast and efficiently, allowing everyone to move on with their work like nothing ever happened in the first place. :) Have a nice rest of your day. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 08:49, 5 April 2018 (UTC)


Hello bro I'm virajmishra I came after three months, please request me at Global Unlock. i can request you.please unlock my account.2405:204:A482:A808:C216:9E8D:534C:6D9F 14:11, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Another LTA[edit]

Extreme Fuardai Vandol (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA • lwcheckuser)

Another "Fuardai" vandal. Thanks. 2601:1C0:4400:CF3B:BC21:C878:3D36:BB23 23:53, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Feurdai (talk • contribs • block • x-wiki • CA • lwcheckuser)
Another account. Same LTA. Thanks. 2601:1C0:4401:24A0:1462:D8D3:FC50:F84E 03:23, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg DoneDefender (talk) 03:43, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia abuse accounts[edit]

The new account KhaledN9911 made about 15,000 vandal edits in 5 minutes. Thanks for blocking the account.

Are you accustomed to addressing this sort of vandalism? Does this happen often? How much does this concern you? Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:27, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Sorry for the late reply. I'm usually very active here so it happened that I was around at the time. Before this attack, I was not aware that there were no edit rate limits at all for autoconfirmed users (they have now implemented a limit of 90 edits per minute). Defender (talk) 01:40, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Cruizir block evasion[edit]

@Defender: Hi there, I'm LightandDark2000. Can you please Globally Rangeblock the IP range for at least 3 months (set to "anon-only")? It was abused by the LTA User:Cruizir, who is known for cross-wiki socking and vandalism (in addition to trolling). His IPs should also be checked for sleepers. Thanks. LightandDark2000 (talk) 12:05, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Steward requests/Global‎‎[edit]

Olá Defender. Venho nesses dias monitorando as Mudanças Recentes aqui do Meta e em algumas vezes me deparo com LTAs que abusam de contas múltiplas para cometerem vandalismo em PDUs alheias. Sei que a página Steward requests/Global‎‎ serve para a realização de pedidos como os de bloqueios globais. Porém, toda vez que tenho que adicionar um novo pedido, tenho que clicar na aba editar, ir para o final da página e proceder de forma manual. Gostaria, então, de saber se existe algum Gadget que agilize esse processo. Existe algum botão em que posso clicar na página que já fornece os campos que devem ser preenchidos com o nome do usuário etc? --Editor D.S (talk) 03:36, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Que eu saiba, infelizmente não há Gadget para fazer pedidos em SRG, e a página não possui botão algum (exceto o do formulário de busca nos arquivos). Defender (talk) 23:56, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
Ok então. Obrigado por responder. Boas edições! --Editor D.S (talk) 23:58, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

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How to keep track of vandals?[edit]

I think I found more "Fuardai" socks. How do I find out who the suspected sockmaster of those is? How do I connect accounts I find to that? Alexis Jazz (talk) 12:03, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

See w:en:Wikipedia:Long-term_abuse/BMX_On_WheeIs. Defender (talk) 20:02, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Pedido para eliminar a minha conta do wikipédia em inglês[edit]

Caro Defender,

Não o conheço mas queria pedir o favor de eliminar a minha conta da página do Wikipedia em inglês. Claramente as coisas não correram muito bem por lá, e como sinto que não tenho mais nada a acrescentar à wikipedia em inglês, e que as coisas chegaram a um ponto de não-retorno, gostaria de exercer o meu direito ao esquecimento. Não sei exatamente como isto se processa, até porque vi que a wikipedia tem uma política de não apagar contas, mas apesar disso penso que existe alguma solução, inclusive pedi um desaparecimento de cortesia, mas não sei se é suficiente. Será que me pode ajudar? Obrigado--Ppteles (talk) 02:57, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Olá Ppteles. Primeiramente cumpre esclarecer que na Wikimedia as contas de usuários são globais e não podem ser excluídas. Conforme as regras que regem o direito a desaparecer, em especial Right to vanish e en:Wikipedia:Courtesy_vanishing, o procedimento consiste em renomear a conta global e só é viável se você pretende se afastar de todos os projetos Wikimedia em definitivo. Esse serviço pode ser solicitado em Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Dito isso, se o que você quer na verdade é um recomeço limpo, dê uma lida nesta página. Defender (talk) 18:14, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

IP (PROXY)[edit] cross-wiki-contribs ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglist Hi, Defender! Could also globally block this underlying IP from Mures (RO), because it has been confirmed to be very likely open proxy, as the admin confirms the request. 18:24, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done — regards, Defender (talk) 18:44, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Defender! Regarding the above blocked IP it can be said that certainly this IP is NOT an open proxy, but just a network of computers from an educational institution, Mures County Library (Biblioteca Judeteana Mures) which apparently has been misidentified as a probable open proxy. Based on this info I request global unblock of this institutional IP. Thanks!-- 13:22, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Oh, sorry for that! Unfortunately, IP is be blocked globally by Defender because is confirmed as open proxy. Do you have anything comments regarding to this issue? 18:14, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Emergency in KaWiki[edit]

Dear steward,
Please read my explanation thoroughly. It is about an inexorable situation in the Georgian Wikipedia, the long-established. Every attempt to solve the problem locally fails again and again. So, please, do not be indifferent.
The requests are extraordinary, so I do not write on a general page, but personally.
Best regards, Deu. 18:00, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

User talk:[edit]

Why are you guarding this page over a stupid warning?

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