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Congratulations[edit]

on that steward election! I know you'll do a fantastic job! hiàn 00:42, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

@Hiàn: Thank you for the kind words. I will try my best. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 01:17, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for taking on the steward position. Best wishes for your success and peace of mind in the role. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:45, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@Bluerasberry: Cheers but I’ll be surprised if there is peace of mind! Green Giant (talk) 12:16, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your patience, and for the detailed explanation. When I finally start, I hope to be a well-informed voter. I may ask other questions.

Kermit says it ain't easy. What's your opinion, on being green? Rags (talk) 19:32, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

@Ragityman: You’re welcome and genuine questions are always welcome. The detailed explanation is only possibly now with years of experience, but I’ll let you into a well-kept secret (every single steward, administrator, bureaucrat and other functionary was once new to the wiki). As for greenness, it was once a sign of me being a noob but now it’s just some radioactive decay from sticking my head into the wiki-reactor too much. Have a nice day or night. Green Giant (talk) 20:20, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Deleting obvious things[edit]

MSR says...

Speedy deleting obvious vandalism, spam or test pages

does not require local admin flag. So you are fully qualified to delete those obvious test pages. — regards, Revi 09:18, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

@-revi: Fair enough. I’m just cautious about stepping on local admin toes. Green Giant (talk) 09:21, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Just to point out:[edit]

I recently saw you have blocked 85.119.104.126, vandal(s) from a school in the Netherlands, I would like to point out that 85.119.104.121 is used by the same school. 15:55, 5 March 2018 (UTC) (—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Matroesjka (talk) )

@Matroesjka: Yes, I'm afraid the block is for continuing crosswiki vandalism. See also the local block on English Wikipedia (6 months due to expire next week) and the four blocks on Simple Wikipedia (last one expired just over a week ago). Whether it is one person or several at that school, they have not made constructive edits for several weeks. The IP is blocked for a week for anonymous users only but registered users will not be affected if they edit from that IP. Green Giant (talk) 16:54, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
@Green Giant: They also got a two-year block with a 7-year (!) history of vandalism. Dutch wikipedia Matroesjka (talk) 17:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for pointing that out. If the vandalism resumes next week I will increase the block as necessary. Green Giant (talk) 17:09, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Tech News[edit]

Hi, due to a technical error, Tech News wasn't delivered to your talk page yesterday, so I wanted to tell you that the new issue is available at Tech/News/2018/10. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 08:13, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-11[edit]

19:44, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

File:SophiaLillis.jpg[edit]

Hey, why did you deleted my File ? It would be useful for enrich the Page about a Public person. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by WhiteGuy1850 (talk) 05:08, 18 March 2018‎

@WhiteGuy1850: It does not matter whether it enriches a page or not. The photo was deleted because it violated copyright, which is something we take seriously on Wikimedia wikis. The photo copyright does not belong to the person you said it was from (Fandango). It was copied from Getty Images and copyright belongs to Frazer Harrison, who has not licensed it for reuse by anyone. Slightly less important is that your source did not have a Free Art License as you claimed. I’m going to assume it was a mistake on your part. Green Giant (talk) 12:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-12[edit]

15:04, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-13[edit]

20:04, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Notification of suspension[edit]

For overuse of blacksmithing and changes in group membership, with respect to ban-hammars and locks, you have made steward policy in use. Your access to steward tools have been suspended for the 1st of April.

Best regards, --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 14:38, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: Cheers. I'll take the rest of the day off then. 😉 Green Giant (talk) 14:41, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

online?[edit]

Hi, are you online right now? If so, please lock this Avoided sock. Thanks. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 14:56, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much :-)) Have a nice day. Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 15:05, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

@Schniggendiller: Done together with ten more accounts from checkuser, whilst the underlying IP has been blocked by DerHexer. Thank you for letting me know and you have a nice day too. Green Giant (talk) 15:06, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Yep, we both worked on the same case with you being a bit faster on the lock side. ;-) —DerHexer (Talk) 15:09, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
I like this international collaboration :-)) Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 15:11, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

LTA spam accounts[edit]

Hi,

Would you mind locking Remove 009928525459 Love Vashikaran Specialist Baba Ji (talk · contribs), which is the same as User:9928525459 Vashikaran specialist baba ji xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselogVashikaran specialist baba ji ipchecker that you blocked earlier. Thanks. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:5DB2:194B:B27A:5203 19:14, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Cheers. —Green Giant (talk) 19:17, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-14[edit]

19:29, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

EverythingEpan User[edit]

Hello.
Note that ru.- and tr.Wikipedia blocks are for a promotional username. By locking such accounts you stimulate abuse of multiple accounts and help poor editors to become long-term abusers. Such accounts should be renamed, not globally locked. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:38, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

@Incnis Mrsi: This user has already been renamed once so I’m not sure what would be achieved by another rename. I understand your argument but the impression I got was they are someone who knows exactly what they are doing. Poor editing is certainly not a reason to block, let alone lock. I tried to make allowances but they did not respond, which would have made a huge difference. You'll know from my Commons blocks that I try to encourage even vandals to talk to us. Seeing as they made almost a thousand edits on three different language wikis without an indication they were trying to improve, I could see no alternative but to lock the account to prevent further disruption. —Green Giant (talk) 19:59, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the great work[edit]

--Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 02:06, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

You’re welcome. You did some good tagging too. It's just a shame about INC. Green Giant (talk) 02:07, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Its a shame. He was a good productive editor. Sad to see good things turn sour. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 02:17, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Black Magic spambot IPs[edit]

Hello. Can you please Globally Rangeblock IP range 117.199.128.0/18 xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker for 3+ months (similar to some of the other single-IP blocks)? This spammer LTA appears to be hopping across the IPs on his/her range each time one of their IPs is blocked. The Global Rangeblock should quell the persistent wave of spambot/sock creation across the various wiki sites. The IP range also appears to be relatively inactive on local wikis within the past 2 years, from what I can tell (aside from the recent spate of spambot creations), so an extended rangeblock on this range probably wouldn't cause much collateral damage anyway. LightandDark2000 (talk) 05:20, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

I've filed a new report at m:SRG, because this user has circumvented their IP blocks once again, and is resuming cross-wiki socking activity. LightandDark2000 (talk) 07:49, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
@LightandDark2000: All done. Cheers. —Green Giant (talk) 10:44, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

The spammer is back. I've also listed a new sock at SRG. At this point, I'm suspecting that the organization behind the IPs (or whoever is running the network) may be responsible for the abuse. After seeing the numerous block logs here (especially at the Hindi Wikipedia), I have a feeling that the results of a Sleeper Check are going to be ugly. The rangeblock will probably need to be expanded to 117.199.0.0/16 (I think that an "anon-only" block should work). LightandDark2000 (talk) 07:54, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Question about spambots[edit]

How frequent do they occur? Do you know who does this? --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 16:41, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: I couldn’t give you a precise number but based on my own guess I’d say I've locked about 4-500 accounts since becoming a steward. It is done by a wide variety of people or organisations. For example there is currently a spate of dozens of bot accounts trying to sell "black magic" relief services mainly aimed at Indians. —Green Giant (talk) 16:51, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Been going on for years. I guess the vast majority of my blocks have been for bot created accounts attempting - with varying degrees of success - to spam Foundation sites. In a sense things are better than they used to be with rules and the like. However it still an area of the project that few seem all that interested in. Notable exceptions obviously including Green Giant currently :). --Herby talk thyme 16:56, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
The batch here are black magic type stuff however there are plenty of other categories of selling that are attempted. --Herby talk thyme 16:58, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Ticket:2017101010009931[edit]

yes, I moved it to info-pl queue masti <talk>

Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 13:06, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Remove 8890248080 Black Magic Specialist Molvi Ji In Usa[edit]

Remove 8890248080 Black Magic Specialist Molvi Ji In Usa xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselog8890248080 Black Magic Specialist Molvi Ji In Usa ipchecker

Another Black Magic spambot. Thanks. 58.126.63.30 12:24, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 13:05, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Can I become autopatrolled in Meta-Wiki? Do I meet the requirements? Marshmallych ?! 15:06, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Marshmallych, per policy, you have to ask a local administrator to grant you autopatrolled. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 15:07, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
@Marshmallych: Thank you for the question. My guess would be that you probably do meet the requirements but, as Artix points out, this is a decision to be made by a Meta Administrator, not a Steward. I would recommend asking at the administrator noticeboard. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 00:48, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

User:Measuredmile95isvandyrandy[edit]

Obviously the account above is the same as User:Measuredmile95 which you globally blocked. Thanks. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:11D2:5048:2BD7:509E 23:57, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Also User:Apologizingvhandyrande. 2601:1C0:4401:F360:11D2:5048:2BD7:509E 00:01, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Much obliged for the reports. Green Giant (talk) 00:42, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Good evening[edit]

I am user:Drüfft. I mainly use my account on German Wikipedia without problems since 2015. You just blocked me globally because I moved an article, and I had no choice of defending myself. The problem is as follows: The bridge got renamed in 2016, and the German and Turkish wikipedias already use the official name. I justed renamed it to the official one, there was no prppaganda intended. I apologize if it caused any inconveniences. Is there any possibility to unblock my account (which I use since 2015) if I won't move that page anymore? I've created more than thousand articles in German wiki which all are in my watchlist. It is all gone now, I don't even have access to them.--2003:C3:33E6:B468:4D2D:1C82:4D48:2E52 23:59, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

On en.wikipedia Drüfft is blocked as sockpuppet. I think that he should have thought before he started to move articles cross-wiki.
I advice against unlocking. Kind regards,  Rodejong  💬 ✉️  00:13, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
You are the one who reported me. The block is several years old and I don't use sockpuppets anymore. I edit without any problems on German Wikipedia since 2015. It would be nice if I had at least access to my watchlist. I created more than Thousand articles over the time.--2003:C3:33E6:B468:4D2D:1C82:4D48:2E52 00:25, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
these articles? or just redirects?Kind regards,  Rodejong  💬 ✉️  00:33, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
User:Drüfft, I was initially hesitant to lock your account because you have thousands of edits but I noted that you are blocked on several wikis for suspected sockpuppetry. When I looked at the sock investigation on English Wikipedia, the checkuser confirmed you have abusively used multiple accounts, each of which has itself been blocked on several wikis. We do not normally lock accounts for problems on one or even two wikis but more than that is a crosswiki problem. At the moment, there is no realistic method of appealing locks, so I offer you the chance to redeem yourself by making a request on the relevant Administrator Board at German Wikipedia. I will unlock your account if there is a conclusive request from German Wikipedia administrators to do so. Additionally please do not canvas anyone and both of you please do not engage in any unfriendly way to anyone. I hope that satisfies your request here and the request of Rodejong. If however, you are unhappy with this suggestion, you are welcome to raise the matter at the Stewards' noticeboard. Green Giant (talk) 00:34, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
@Green Giant: The sockpuppet investigation is several years old now, and in the German Wikipedia they know about my history, and the checkuser from then, too. It is not fair blocking me globally for things I did more than two years ago, because since then, I don't use several accounts. Could you unblock me if I promise not to move that page? You can block any other account related to me which aren't already blocked. I neither need them nor use them.--2003:C3:33E6:B468:4D2D:1C82:4D48:2E52 00:51, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
It's not just a case of moving one page - as I said above we don’t lock accounts lightly. I did not want to add this to the discussion but you have been reported to the Stewards before ([35]). The sockpuppetry might have ended but I’m not sure I can accept your suggestion of leaving a page alone. Please stop requesting me to unlock and go to German Wikipedia admins to state your case. I will abide by their decision. Green Giant (talk) 01:06, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
What shall I suggest then? You can control and check me anyhow you want, from now on. But I lost all of my watchlist.--87.175.31.19 01:44, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
If the DE-WP say you are a good editor and deserve to be unlocked, I will do so. Use your imagination and write something that reads well. I’m not going to write it for you. Green Giant (talk) 03:01, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Tamara787 school IPs[edit]

Hi. Can you please Globally Rangeblock 204.126.10.0/23 xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker for at least 6 months? (The rangeblock can be set to "anon-only".) This was an extremely recently-abused IP range used by Tamara787 (he might still be on the range right now), and the contributions at the Simple Wikipedia makes the connection rather obvious. In addition, this IP range has already been locally blocked for 3 years since it belongs to a public institution or school, and given the extremely persistent history of vandalism from this range (including cross-wiki vandalism), this IP range should probably be Globally Rangeblocked for 1–3 years to prevent further abuse. Thank you. LightandDark2000 (talk) 22:56, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

@LightandDark2000: done for 1 year. Green Giant (talk) 02:32, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. On that note, I have 2 very recent reports on active LTAs that are still waiting at m:SRG (Arishfa khan and Serial Spammer BlyatPutin), can you also check them out? LightandDark2000 (talk) 05:32, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
@LightandDark2000: done. Green Giant (talk) 12:37, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Good evening[edit]

This is not fair. I wrote him (@Otberg and Koenraad:) about the global block and he didn't even react. What does the German Wikipedia even have to do with the global one? The bridge article which I moved actually got renamed (even the English Wikipedia did it) and I just did the deeds for the other versions. This isn't vandalism, or even one which deserves a global block. After more than two years of contributions without any major incidents in the German wikipedia, I lost my access to all of the watchlist with more than thousand articles that I created (even before per IP for example). It is really hard work to recollect them again. This is just not fair.--2003:C3:33E6:B454:DD1:FE77:4755:10C9 16:35, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

I advise you to stop leaving spurious notes on my talkpage. The users you mentioned above are not administrators, one hasn’t been active in two months and the other has not been active for more than two years. It has been only a couple of days since you left the message and yet you’re impatient for a reply. Why not ask an actual administrator, or at the admin noticeboard? Next you ask an absurd question - all the Wikipedia’s, Wikibooks, Wikiversities, Wiktionaries, Wikidata, Commons, and Meta are part of the same group of wikis. When you logged in to DE-WP, did you have to login again for each wiki or did the single login get you into all these wikis? They are all interconnected. When someone like yourself is blocked from four different wikis, you do not give us confidence that you are a bona fide contributor. Your behaviour has to be impeccable but right now you are showing extra reasons to keep your account locked. I’m not going to repeat what I said earlier but that is the only way you will be unlocked. Green Giant (talk) 21:33, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
They are administrators in the German Wikipedia. I did not know, what you mean with asking the German administrators. Could you unlock me temporarily for a short time so I can at least have access to my watchlist for a last time?--2003:C3:33E6:B454:7872:4420:D57:D490 22:01, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Well then add the extra ":de:" to indicate you are linking to their DE-WP accounts. As for your request, I’m sorry Drüfft, but your record of disruption is too much for me to quietly let you copy your watchlist. Should I presume you are going to transfer it to a new account and carry on as if nothing has happened? I don’t like making accusations against anyone without good reason but you are blocked on four wikis indefinitely including Commons just five months ago, where the blocking admin stated "this user is incapable of editing honestly". You also stated above that you have had two years without incident on DE-WP, but of course you failed to mention you were blocked four times on that wiki, the most recent being February 2018, barely more than a month ago. What is so difficult in being honest towards other users and acting in a collegiate manner, instead of treating the wikis as battlefields? For the last time, go and try to convince a DE-WP admin to say you should be unlocked. Green Giant (talk) 22:27, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Global blocks for IPs[edit]

Hello. I recently encountered IPs being used by Parissa Official, who is globally locked for long-term abuse, but was unsure as to whether a global block would be permitted. Is it protocol to globally block IPs being used by such users? hiàn 20:38, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@Hiàn: We can certainly block IP's you suspect are being used abusively but we couldn't tell you if the checkuser matches an IP to a user (except in emergency situations). Fire away, but preferably at SRG. Green Giant (talk) 21:40, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-15[edit]

18:09, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Good evening[edit]

Admin Koenraad (he is Administrator in the German Wikipedia and monitors my account) said that you can unlock me, see at Von mir aus kann ein Admin dich entsperren--2003:C3:33E6:B427:AC7C:A72F:29FF:654 17:28, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

I wouldn't say that is a ringing endorsement of you - they appear to be saying they are indifferent to whether your account is locked or unlocked. Green Giant (talk) 18:01, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
He also added: "In my opinion an Admin can unlock you".--2003:C3:33E6:B472:A022:8E50:B83F:CE79 07:37, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Koenraad said that he did not have an opinion as admin, and Koenraad's indifferent statement is no conclusive request from administrators (mind the plural). My own opinion is: This matter needs to be decided on Meta. → «« Man77 »» [de] 12:40, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
@Man77: thank you for your input, it is much appreciated. That was my understanding of Koenraad's comments i.e. indifference. In the sense of deciding the matter here or elsewhere, the reason for requesting an opinion from German Wikipedia administrators was because Drüfft said they were working well on that wiki. If the German admins feel Drüfft is a good contributor, then I’m willing to unlock their account and let them get on with editing. If however, there is a negative or indifferent response then the lock will remain. Of course Drüfft is entitled to take this issue to the Stewards noticeboard if they wish. Green Giant (talk) 15:19, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Recent LTAs[edit]

Hello. Can you please Globally Rangeblock the "Black magic specialist" LTA's latest IP ranges for 3-6 months (set to "anon-only")? The abuse and spamming from those IPs is simply unbelievable - I've even seen a number of the involved IPs listed on Blacklists for spamming. The IP ranges are probably one or both of the following IP ranges:

Added a third range. —Green Giant (talk) 18:34, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

I've also noticed that all 3 of the involved IP ranges (including 117.199.0.0/16, which was briefly Globally Rangeblocked last week) are all operated by the same company, given the WHOIS data I've found [43], so I suspect that the company running the IPs may be responsible for the spam. In either case, it looks like the spammer has access to all 3 of those IP ranges. I would also like to report these ranges to have them all blacklisted and blocked by the internet service providers, but I'm not sure how to do that. LightandDark2000 (talk) 02:48, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Can you also please Check both IP ranges for sleeper accounts? I'm pretty sure that at least one of the IP ranges still has plenty of sleepers in hiding. LightandDark2000 (talk) 03:12, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
I’ve looked through these ranges and blocked them for six months. Only three sleepers were found:
Green Giant (talk) 18:34, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Can you please take another look at this range, and run a sleeper check on the wider range: 117.201.0.0/16 xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker? I've incorrectly listed it above (as a possible /17 range). The WHOIS data indicates that the company likely has access to the entire /16 network on all 3 ranges. (specifically, the IPs ranging from 117.199.0.0 to 117.201.239.255). If there are more sleeper accounts found on this expanded range, then this large IP range needs to be Globally Rangeblocked for about 6 months (with a setting of "anon-only"). Thanks. LightandDark2000 (talk) 20:13, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. blocked with three more locked. Green Giant (talk) 20:41, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

By the way, this is another account that you missed, which I had listed at m:SRG. You might also want to Check this account as well. LightandDark2000 (talk) 20:15, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Green Giant (talk) 20:41, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

@Green Giant: It looks like the "Black magic specialist" spammer has returned (or someone else promoting the same scam services), this time as "Astrologer Baba Guru Ji". Can you please check the underlying IPs for more sleepers, and also Globally Block the abused IPs? (Same settings as the previous IP blocks.) By the way, I listed the entire network range of the company/internet broadcaster involved. Can you please check this entire IP range for sleepers (if the CU tool allows it)? I'm not asking for this large IP range to be blocked, but any additional recently-abused IP ranges should be Globally Rangeblocked as well ("anon-only"). I just listed the larger range, because I thought that including the entire company's network might help wash out any remaining sleepers, and also help us determine if the spammer(s) involved are IP hopping again. LightandDark2000 (talk) 21:28, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Dlaczego zablokowałeś zakres adresów IP 176.221.96.0/19 ?[edit]

Mój adres IP to 176.221.121.215 i jest w zakresie zablkokowanych adresów IP z powodu: "Long-term abuse: per request." Przecież ja od roku niczego nie napisałem nawet w dyskusji?! Czy ty się dobrze czujesz? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 176.221.121.215 (talk) 20:24, 12 April 2018‎

Yes, I'm feeling okay. The range is blocked because it is used by accounts involved in long-term abuse. If you haven't edited for a long time, then it probably wasn't you doing the abuse. If you have an account, then you can ask for a block exemption. If you prefer to edit anonymously then I can only suggest trying to find a new IP. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 21:34, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Tamara787 socks[edit]

After monitoring some Alan Jackson articles across the Wikimedia sites, it appears that Tamara787 managed to evade his latest rangeblocks. His latest socks, likely created by his newest IPs, are listed above (already Locked). Can you please Check the listed accounts and the underlying IP range (assuming it's a different one from the range I listed above) for Sleepers? By the way, can you please Globally Rangeblock the underlying IP range of those newest accounts for 3-6 months (with an "anon-only" setting)? This may require an expansion of the previous IPv6 rangeblock to the range I listed above (assuming that CU data reveals that he has moved on to the larger range), or a new rangeblock on a different range, if he has moved on to a new one. It seems that he is extremely determined to continue his cross-wiki disruption, and his hateful speech at the various Alan Jackson articles and stalking on other users' talk pages (such as TenPoundHammer's talk page on the Simple Wikipedia) suggests that he's out for blood, or some other kind of violence. LightandDark2000 (talk) 19:39, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - no sleepers found. Green Giant (talk) 23:29, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Vandyrandy sock[edit]

By the way, do you know who Lustergemstones (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) is? I'm pretty sure that it is a sock of an LTA vandal that I reported recently (I'm thinking that it might be Tamara787, Vandyrandy, or Incorrigible Troll), given the personal attack on my talk page on Wikipedia (currently deleted), although I can't figure out who it is. LightandDark2000 (talk) 02:48, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

No idea who that account belongs too. @LightandDark2000: cheers for the request. Green Giant (talk) 18:34, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I've asked a CU on Wikipedia, and I've been informed that the account is another sock of Vandyrandy. Can you please Globally Rangeblock the underlying IPs for 3-6 months (set to "anon-only"), if it hasn't been Globally Blocked yet? (I think we're familiar enough with his cross-wiki abuse to know how far he's willing to go to vandalize.) The only other non-proxy IP range I can think of is 66.87.120.0/21 xwiki-contribs xwiki-date ST IP info WHOIS robtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker, but I'm not sure if he has abused it within the last month (that range should probably be checked for sleepers anyway, given the extensive history of abuse on that range). Assuming that he's using a new IP range, the IPs should also be checked for more sleeper accounts. If the IP involved is a proxy, then the entire range of the proxies should be Globally Rangeblocked for at least 1 year. So much for his apology, assuming it was even sincere in the first place. LightandDark2000 (talk) 21:56, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
@LightandDark2000: Yes check.svg Done but no sleepers found. IP range blocked for 3 months. Green Giant (talk) 00:10, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Vandal LTA[edit]

Hello. Can you please check out a report I filed on a vandal LTA at m:SRG? (The accounts in question are those with the obscene usernames, labeled under "LTA vandal socks".) The underlying IP Ranges will likely have to be Globally Rangeblocked ("anon-only"), given the persistent abuse on the ranges. I also have a couple of other reports on vandals/spammers that have been sitting for a while. LightandDark2000 (talk) 13:25, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. @LightandDark2000: please use hidename=1 to make sure such offensive usernames are hidden. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 14:31, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Can you please Lock this sock as well? It appears to be another one of this swearing vandal's (it should probably also be Checked as well). The username is also a direct reference to an article that he vandalized just yesterday. The cross-wiki vandal account Hurricaneharvey might also be one of his socks (given the similar username naming scheme and article blanking), though I'm not as sure about this account. LightandDark2000 (talk) 16:02, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. I didn’t notice this request before. The account links to a request you made earlier. Green Giant (talk) 00:22, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Is Hurricaneharvey (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) related? The user logged in as recently as March 2018, so CU data should be available for that cross-wiki vandal as well (even if they are technically unrelated, "Hurricaneharvey" is clearly a cross-wiki vandal). LightandDark2000 (talk) 00:30, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Hard to say. There is no CU data despite the recent login. I’ve locked the account anyway. Green Giant (talk) 00:55, 16 April 2018 (UTC)