User talk:Hoo man

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No renaming between November 20 and November 27[edit]


You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.

We ask that you do not rename anyone between 00:00 November 20 (UTC) and 00:00 November 27 (UTC).

(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)

Phabricator task.

If there are any problems related to this, or you have any questions, please write me on my talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:39, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Blocked from Editing?[edit]

Hi there!

I recently attempted to edit a wiki article, but I was unable to because it said I'm blocked for VPN use until October 2018? Why??? I've never done any spam on here, I only contribute to articles! If it's a matter of using a VPN, well that's kind of an issue because I can't turn it off due to the open nature of my apartment internet provider making it unsafe for me to do anything with personal data.

Is there any way to unblock me? I see on other comments you mention something about an account. Do I have to make a Wiki account to continue contributing? Is there no other way to fix the problem? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:590:1405:f9:f9:1cca:fb54:2f4d (talk) 05:45, 13 December 2016‎ (UTC)

Sadly there's no other way (although you might find location from your VPN provider that are not currently blocked). The problem is, that we see a lot of abuse occurring from VPNs, we sometimes need to (temporarily) block them from (logged out) editing. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 10:20, 13 December 2016 (UTC)


Hello Hoo man, Please create User:Hoo man/lang/ar/tagger.js using User:زكريا/sandbox. Kindly check if Tagger works fine for RTL. Thank you --Zack (talk) 17:26, 30 December 2016 (UTC)


Hello Hoo man! Could you please grant me the uploader rights on meta because I want to upload some files locally on meta.--DoYouLikeMe (talk) 11:45, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

@DoYouLikeMe: Meta has bureaucrats that make these determinations, rather than stewards. Please utilise Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:44, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

An incident on your page this morning (my time, that is)[edit]

As the incident advertised, I ended up with a fair amount of cleanup this morning on Incubator. I think I've gotten it all. I note that you quickly reverted the change, but notwithstanding w:WP:Deny recognition, it might make sense if someone specifically says something like that for you to get the word discreetly over to someone who might have to watch for a problem. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:10, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure I can follow along. If you need to contact me discreetly, you can mail me, or ping me on IRC (hoo). Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 19:19, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Is Hoo Bot all right?[edit]

Hello! The featured image in Lezgi Wikipedia stopped updating few days ago. Is everything's all right?--Soul Train (talk) 09:29, 22 February 2017 (UTC)