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My user page

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

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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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

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

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!

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

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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....

...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. Trijnsteltalk 18:55, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

@Trijnstel: I'm sorry, it was distraction from my part. 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

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 (talkcontribsinfoWHOISguc) . 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

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)

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

Access to nonpublic information policy

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"

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:

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)

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

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)

DoneDefender (talk) 01:50, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Blacklist removal request

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)

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

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

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)

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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

Extreme Fuardai Vandol (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date (alt) • CA • ST • lwcheckuser)

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

Feurdai (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date (alt) • CA • ST • lwcheckuser)
Another account. Same LTA. Thanks. 2601:1C0:4401:24A0:1462:D8D3:FC50:F84E 03:23, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
DoneDefender (talk) 03:43, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia abuse accounts

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

@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

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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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

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) xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogbullseye 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)

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

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)

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Ajuda urgente

Olá. Estou aqui pois preciso muito de ajuda. Estou sofrendo assédio na Wikipédia em português por parte de um administrador. Hoje fui bloqueado mais uma vez por conta de mais um ataque dele contra mim. Quando tentei me defender, outro administrador apagou minhas justificativas por "disseminação de desconfiança", mesmo comprovando tudo. E ainda cancelaram a discussão de bloqueio.

Por favor, me ajude. Não sei mais a quem recorrer e essas atitudes já estão afastando os editores da Wiki-pt. Jardel @lves msg 20:01, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Só para informá-los, o assunto já está sendo discutido nessa página. --Editor D.S (talk) 21:30, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Eu tive que vir pra cá porque me silenciaram. Não quero que isso passe em branco. .J. tlk 21:37, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Só pra constar: o assunto não está sendo resolvido. Enquanto vários editores estavam a meu favor contra esse bloqueio absurdo (censura), os administradores preferem defender o colega abusivo e assediador. Gostaria realmente de conversar a respeito do quanto a Wikipédia em português está se tornando nociva para novos usuários e para usuários antigos que estão sofrendo perseguição. Mesmo com provas, estou sendo acusado de "disseminar a desconfiança", então prefiro relatar a alguém de fora que possa resolver este assunto. .J. tlk 13:43, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Olá JardelW. Pelo que pude entender, o assunto foi resolvido nesta discussão de bloqueio, na qual todos os administradores participantes manifestaram apoio unânime ao bloqueio que lhe havia sido aplicado. Conforme eslarecido aqui, os stewards não possuem autoridade para atuar como árbitros em disputas locais ou passar por cima da administração local de um projeto. Precedente nesse sentido. Eventual intervenção em um projeto pode ser discutida em um pedido de comentários, mas não se pode olvidar que o Meta não é uma corte de apelação, de acordo com o item 13 de Meta:What Meta is not, a saber: "13. Meta is not an appeals court. If a community decides something, don't come here to try to get the decision overruled". Destarte, lamento dizer que não me compete interferir no caso em comento. Cumprimentos, Defender (talk) 01:25, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Patrulhamento e reversões.

Olá Defender, tudo bem? Venho aqui para tentar entender uma coisa que observei. Atualmente estou no grupo dos Patrulhadores, aqui no Meta. E como você sabe, as edições que ainda não foram patrulhadas aparecem com um ponto de exclamação em vermelho. Porém, em páginas como essa, apesar de aparecer o ponto de exclamação, não consigo patrulhá-las e nem reverter ou desfazer as edições. Já houve casos em que me deparei com vandalismos, porém não conseguia reverter a edição. Percebi que isso ocorre com toda página que possui a aba Traduzir. Saberia me dizer porque isso ocorre e como posso patrulhar/reverter edições nessas páginas? Desde já agradeço. --Editor D.S (talk) 00:23, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

@Editor D.S: dê uma olhada nessa página. Defender (talk) 00:34, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

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LTA personal attack account

@Defender: Hello. Can you please Lock the account listed above (and maybe hide it globally)? This is an account of the LTA vandal Jeffman12345, who is more recently known as Glapz. This account was obviously made for the sole purpose of attacking another user. Thank you. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 13:21, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

DoneDefender (talk) 13:48, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

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Community Insights Survey

RMaung (WMF) 14:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey

RMaung (WMF) 19:14, 20 September 2019 (UTC)


Hi Defender, I have a "little" problem, after almost 8 years using the same password, a couple of months ago I decided to change it to something more "difficult" and saved it to my PC, which allows me to access and edit Wikipedia projects. But now I am trying to access it through my iPhone and I am not getting it due to forgetting the new password. Is possible you send my actual password to my email ... or return to the old password?

Sorry for the inconvenience but I'm afraid one day will not be able to access more the Wikipedia Fundation. Thanks. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 05:21, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

@DARIO SEVERI: Olá. Veja se pode usar esta página. Se não resolver, acredito que deve ser feito um pedido aqui. Contudo, não tenho acesso direto ao servidor da Wikimedia e posso não ser o mais qualificado para tratar dessas questões. Acredito que o usuário Hoo man pode melhor ajudá-lo com isso. Cumprimentos, Defender (talk) 19:13, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Obrigado pela ajuda, a tua informação foi útil para mostrar o caminho a seguir, eu estava um "pouco" perdido. Atenciosamente. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 02:36, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Edit filter 17 and 48

Could you add variations of the f-word into edit filter 17 and 48? Wikinger has apparently been replacing the "u" with a "v", so adding this may be useful. Nigos (talk) 12:25, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

I've edited filter 17 and will keep an eye on it. Best regards, Defender (talk) 16:54, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Nigos (talk) 09:12, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey

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Olá Defender, gostaria de saber se qualquer usuário pode participar dos requerimentos de doações de Hardware? Não pretendo participar solicitando uma doação, mas sim comentar um pedido já aberto. Saudações. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 05:19, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: Olá. Se é a esses pedidos que você se refere, sim, qualquer usuário pode participar dos pedidos, quer apoiando-os na seção "Endorsements", quer fornecendo feedback na página de discussão dos mesmos, conforme disposto aqui. Cumprimentos, Defender (talk) 22:53, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
Agradeço pela resposta. Realmente são esses requerimentos. Caso tenha motivos para discordar, então deve usar a página de discussão ou a seção de endossamento pode ser utilizada também? Edmond Dantès d'un message? 22:58, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
É possível suprimir a edição feita por engano? Edmond Dantès d'un message? 22:58, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
@Conde Edmond Dantès: Caso tenha motivos para discordar de algum requerimento, a página de discussão é o local indicado. Quando à edição feita por engano, tratei de ocultá-la e pedir a supressão. Defender (talk) 00:15, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
Editado, agradeço pelas respostas e espero que a fundação assume a atitude correta em relação ao caso. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 14:44, 3 February 2020 (UTC)


Hello! I am a sysop on Romanian Wikipedia version, and I have noticed that there is a dangerous vandal at the Aromanian Wikipedia, where there are no sysops. What do you recommend I should do to stop this? And where should I suggest this user's block? Muito obrigado! --Alex Nico (talk) 21:37, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

@Alex Nico: Hi. Administrative actions for projects without (active) sysops can be requested at this page. A global (b)lock, if applicable, can be requested here. If it's urgent, you can contact a steward on #wikimedia-stewardsconnect or a global sysop on #wikimedia-gsconnect. I can't recommend a course of action as I haven't looked into this issue in particular (and I'm a bit busy at the moment). Best regards, Defender (talk) 04:53, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
We had a discussion at our local Romanian Wikipedia and made a checkuser request. It seems that it was a notorious vandal with a history for vandalism. Thank you very much for your help!--Alex Nico (talk) 12:17, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Possível LTA com abuso em outros projetos

Olá Defender, a conta Irisvalverde1 (talk · contribs) está se transformando em uma verdadeira LTA, com longo abuso na Wikipédia lusófona numa recusa em não citar fontes e efetuação massiva de salvamentos sucessivos. Logo no início, solicitei uma verificação já que várias contas demonstraram um comportamento semelhante. Os resultados procederam e desde então vários fantoches são bloqueados periodicamente. Veja a categoria com os fantoches.

O ponto interessante é que as contas vem abusando de outros projetos, em especial do Commons, efetuando carregamentos incorretos: aqui, aqui e muitos abusos.

Dado que as contas editam o Wikidata automaticamente, o Commons e a Wiki em português, penso que um travamento global das contas se justifique, mas solicito sua opinião. Saudações Edmond Dantès d'un message? 21:02, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: Olá. Encontrei inúmeras edições não construtivas em outros projetos além da ptwiki e do commons, incluindo essa conta bloqueada na enwiki. Nesse caso, está configurado "cross-wiki abuse". Sendo assim, apliquei o travamento global à conta principal e às demais. Defender (talk) 21:10, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
Olá Defender, prepara-se porque o abuso continua... desta vez a nova conta, JoseCondessa1 (talk · contribs), foi bloqueada pelo Érico. Por enquanto, o novo fantoche possui apenas edições na e uma única no Wikidata. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 01:06, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Eliminar página do utilizador Bieltvz

A conta Bieltvz (talk · contribs) somente prestou o serviço de tentar (aparentemente) se promover. Acabei de bloquear a conta em infinito na Wikipédia lusófona por todo o conjunto da obra e, aparentemente, está usando outros projetos para o mesmo fim, incluindo o meta. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 13:45, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Olá. Tomei as medidas cabíveis. Obrigado por me informar. Defender (talk) 18:40, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

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Long term abuse

Special:Centralauth/NFB Akun LTA -> Special:Centralauth/FBN Manda 1993. --MRZQ (talk) 09:41, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

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18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

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Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021


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Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021

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Znauri (Qornisi) is part of Georgia and now is occupied by Russia, and there is non-recognized republic South Ossetia, I have made change in this page, I have just written that it's territory of Georgia but administrator of has reverted my edit and now I am not able to edit this page because this user has defensed this page, please help me --ჯეო (talk) 10:31, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Comment Comment Forum shopping, posted to at least 16 talk pages. ~~~~
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19:48, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

Other socks

Other socks need blocking as well... Zjhollder and 29912mjforrestzjholder. Currently creating an ANI thread over on Wikipedia, as this user continues to create account after account harassing me all across the Wikimedia sites. Magitroopa (talk) 19:26, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

Spanish Wikipedia problems

Good afternoon Defender, I am afraid to tell you that Spanish Wikipedia editors are behaving like despots. I know it may sound creepy, but for example Nicolás Atanes article has been deleted 10 times, and indeed it meets the criteria of relevance, has been written objectively, and with the aim of disseminating a biography accurately and in good faith. Atanes is an important activist in Spain, it has been nominated for a national prize next week, and having an article may be very useful to be known by the public. It is incredible that due to some of the past of the article (which I completely do not know) they have blocked my account and deleted the article for no reason. I would like you, who are above, to give them a touch. This article of Nicolás meets all criteria. It's like if (famous person) wouldn't have an article. Talk to them and, if you consider, ask them to let me create (from this IP that they have blocked me) the article. It is fair and necessary. And I do it for the sake of knowledge, and fulfilling the goals of Wikipedia. I promise, I swear.-- 20:03, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

In zh-yue wiki, User:William915 has been inactivated in community over two years, he is the holder of advanced administrative rights (administrator in zh-yue wiki). Could you send a notification (notice of maximum inactivity) to User:William915 talk page on the wiki where they hold their respective rights. Thanks. 特克斯特 (talk) 05:40, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

@特克斯特: I am unaware of a local inactivity policy for zh-yue wiki. AAR is a global process of admin review done by stewards normally once per year. It is not a policy that can be invoked at any time to get advanced rights removed. Unless a local inactivity policy is approved by community, we will have to wait until stewards start Admin activity review/2021. Best regards, Defender (talk) 23:04, 22 November 2021 (UTC)


Hi Defender, could you please block this LTA? Thanks. Stang 17:47, 23 November 2021 (UTC)

configurar grupo de controle

Por gentileza veja pt:q:Wikiquote:Esplanada#Uma pérola do politicamente correto aqui no Wikiquote e veja se é possível trocar no resultado a expressão "lista negra" por algo como "lista de controle" para eliminar eventual interpretação com caráter de racismo. obrigado, --Chico (talk) 19:03, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

@Chico: editei a página q:pt:MediaWiki:Titleblacklist para eliminar o falso positivo a que se refere a discussão. O usuário agora pode criar a página que pretendia criar. Substituir completamente a expressão "lista negra" (Title blacklist/Spam blacklist/MediaWiki:Titleblacklist) demandaria alterações significativas no MediaWiki e precisaria de passar por discussão e aprovação pela comunidade global, creio eu. No entanto, talvez seja possível modificar a mensagem que aparece para o usuário na tradução, mas não tenho certeza de como proceder. Cumprimentos, Defender (talk) 19:48, 30 November 2021 (UTC)


I've sent you a mail a couple of days ago; it's related to a support ticket. This is just a nudge and I would like to let it continue proceeding by e-mail because of slight privacy factors.Aquahsocker (talk) 07:58, 7 December 2021 (UTC)
@Defender: Hi again, in case it was lost in the huge inbox, I had sent you another message regarding that through the English Wikipedia mail function. Please check for the title with my username on it. Happy Holidays! Aquahsocker (talk) 19:17, 13 December 2021 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 10 December 2021

I've sent you a mail i don't know why you block this IP address

Aliyu shaba]]Talk 20:15, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

@Aliyu shaba: that IP is a P2P proxy that has been used by the globally banned user GRP to evade his ban. Defender (talk) 20:37, 10 December 2021 (UTC)


Hi defender. Thanks with the swift monitoring and global blocks without even being asked especially at 12:47 AM locally my time. Are you on Libera? I can't find you anywhere. Don't know what timezone you are in but hope you are doing alright. Naleksuh (talk) 08:47, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

Please Delete that username Flowers 4876 on the edit on that username AmandaNP because obviously that is a violation on bombs and knives please delete that stickers immediately. [6] 21:11, 14 December 2021 (UTC)


Hi, I have two requests open in SRP and SRB. Can you please close those? —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 18:41, 15 December 2021 (UTC)

Bloqueamento Global

Olá, ao acessar a minha conta aparace a seguinte mensagem: "Esta conta está bloqueada globalmente. Não poderá entrar em nenhuma wiki da Wikimedia. Se tem alguma pergunta contacte os stewards, por favor." Fui banido sem nenhum motivo aparente. 16:58, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

How we will see unregistered users


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Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Denver LTA

I suggest that you globally block the range for a good long time, as was done with these:

This guy has been using those ranges and abusing Wikipedia and harassing editors for years, see en:WP:LTA/DENVER. Wizzito (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

Two-step authentication

Hi Defender,

I'm DARIO SEVERi, a global sysop.

I lost my phone a few months ago and I'm not getting the message with the verification code to add in two-step authentication. I am using the 10 keys (16 numbers or letters) that were sent to me to enter the project in case of emergency, I have already used most of them.

Could you please change my phone number so I can get the message? or it is possible sending to me other keys?

Sincerely DARIO SEVERI (talk) 12:21, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Olá Defender, o Martin Urbanec já me respondeu. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 13:04, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

Resposta à discussão de Defender

Realmente, Defender, passei na frente do Wikinotícias em número de agradecimentos. No Wikinotícias, eu fiz 1.317 agradecimentos, e no Wikiquote, 1.709. Você tem razão. O importante é que já passei na frente de Dario Severi em número de agradecimentos. Nesse caso, pararei de agradecer no Wikiquote, para não passar na frente da Wikipédia, a qual eu fui bloqueado por tempo indeterminado, depois foi a vez do Wikcionário em espanhol, e em seguida o Wikinotícias. Não quero ser bloqueado também no Wikiquote, até porque posto passagens da Bíblia nele.

Leonardo José Raimundo (talk) 19:52, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

Olá Defender, vou escrever devido ter sido citado aqui. Eu não consigo entender esta obsessão do Leonardo de passar na minha frente em agradecimentos e o pior é que ele cita isto em todos os projetos em que foi bloqueado. Eu tenho mais de 135.000 edições e ocasionalmente quando me escrevem eu não vejo a necessidade de responder o outro editor, simplesmente envio um agradecimento no mesmo dia. O Leonardo envia agradecimentos depois de um ano sobre edições que não são nem relacionadas a ele. Não tem lógica o que faz. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 00:18, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

Edición borrada o suprimida

Hola usuario, veo que has eliminado esta edición:, en el registro de eliminación dice que tu lo has eliminado por hiding vandalism/attack, pero en las edición anterior, dice que ha sido suprimida, pero no dice quien la ocultó y porqué, ¿que diferencias hay entre eliminar y suprimir una edición? 17:41, 19 November 2022 (UTC)

Reversion of edits by LTA

Moved from en:User_talk:Defender.
I saw you reverting edits by a supposed LTA and I was a bit confused since said LTA had been banned (probably) over 2 years ago, but the edits seemed constructive. Seeing your talk page history if you'd like to not have a talk page here then feel free to request it be deleted (seeing as you're a steward and a meta admin) ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 14:34, 19 December 2022 (UTC)
@Blaze Wolf: The LTA your are referring to is still active cross-wiki (see, for instance, one of their most recent socks: 民權西路). That IP address whose edits I reverted is a confirmed IP sock of said LTA (see here, for instance), so the reverts were made per w:en:WP:EVASION (Enforcement by reverting). If the edits are indeed constructive, anyone is free to take complete responsibility for the content and reinstate. I hope to have clarified things. PS: I've moved over this thread to my talk page here on Meta as I prefer to be contacted here, considering I'm not really active on enwiki at the moment. Best regards, Defender (talk) 20:18, 20 December 2022 (UTC)
Oh my bad. I meant your edits were constructive not the IPs. I was mainly saying that because i hadn't seen you on enWiki before and thought you were a vandal rolling back constructive edits under the fake edit summary of it being an LTA, but your reversions made sense. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 02:40, 21 December 2022 (UTC)
Also for whatever reason I was not notified of the ping here despite me normally being notified of any notifs cross-wiki. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 02:42, 21 December 2022 (UTC)