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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Jalexander, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! fr33kman t - c 05:21, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

fr33kman t - c 05:21, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Congrats on the job.  fetchcomms 01:18, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

BoT election identification[edit]

Hi James, I saw in the wiki notices that you sent me an email concerning my identification, presumably concerning the upcoming BoT election. I have some trouble accessing my email, and I see that the deadline is coming.

I thought that, having been identified once is sufficient? You testified in 2015 that I am identified with the Foundation, see here: Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Board_elections/2015/Candidates. Is that not sufficient? Cheers, Pgallert (talk) 19:27, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

@Pgallert: Hi Peter, it was indeed concerning identification. Because the old identifications were deleted (as normal since they weren't needed) we're asking everyone to identify including past candidates (as well as the two incumbents running). If you are having difficulty accessing your email I'm happy to try and find an option to make sure we can get it to work. Jalexander--WMF 19:35, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi James, my Internet access is very slow right now, and it is night time here in Namibia. I think I'll manage to download a passport copy and mail it to the address you used (wiki-at-wikimedia-dot-org). Would that be sufficient? Thanks --Pgallert (talk) 19:48, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
@Pgallert: That will but send it to either my personal work address ( or the secure info address ( Wiki@ is a send only one (used for when you send through Special:EmailUser). Thanks! Sorry for the trouble. Jalexander--WMF 19:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done to both addresses. I'll be online (or what you can call online with 300 bps :-/ ) for about one more hour. I would be grateful if you could ping me upon reception of the email. Thanks, and sorry for the extra trouble, Pgallert (talk) 20:04, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done thanks :) Jalexander--WMF 20:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi. Could you please update IN when you've got a minute? Regards, —MarcoAurelio 18:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Yes check.svg Done :) Jalexander--WMF 19:35, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Question translation[edit]

Hi, when you have a sec, could you mark for translation Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Board_of_Trustees/Questions/2 and Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2017/Board_of_Trustees/Questions/1? Thanks! --Yurik (talk) 18:27, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@Yurik: Yes check.svg Done :) Jalexander--WMF 18:42, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

help with voting[edit]

hi james, would you be so kind to look into my question that i emailed to you yesterday? reply by email seems best imo. thanks and best greetings, oscar (talk) 16:39, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

@Oscar: Looking and will reply shortly. Jalexander--WMF 20:39, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done now means : you did it, thanks! :-) oscar (talk) 08:27, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Block of Kolega[edit]

Hellou, Jalexander! :) I don't know if you remember me, but I am one of the administrators on the Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia, namely, the one that contacted you when you blocked Kolega, asking for an explanation. While the whole community has agreed that what Kolega did was wrong, he has, on numerous occasions, both publicly and privately (via e-mails that I can forward to you with a translation), expressed his repentance and a strong will to continue working on the project without making the same mistake again.

He has asked me to write to you because of my administrative position, but also because he cannot do it himself properly (due to him being blocked). What I have to say is that we have had problems with him in the past, but after a short period of time, he has learned the basic rules of conduct and had since become a valuable member of our community. I am certain that the erroneous edits have been made in good faith and that his intention was neither to cause problems, nor to clutter the servers. Since we are low on activity during the recent months and there are a lot of tasks for Kolega in his usual field of work, I would kindly ask you if you could unblock him as soon as as you can? As stated, he has repented and promised not to repeat the mistake.

If you could, please contact me either via e-mail (my e-mail should be accessible through Wikipedia, if not Meta, then or via my talk page on my home project. Thank you in advance and the kindest of regards! --Edgar Allan Poe (talk) 00:00, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Do not unblock Kolega 2357. See History of your talk page Jalexander. Kolega2357 is a sock Here is his acknowledgment that he is Velimir Ivanovic (unblock request at the bottom: Više ne želim da se vraćam na stari nalog Velimir Ivanovic translated-> I don't want to use my old user account Velimir Ivanovic).

See also this, please see fere (Vandalism-only account: cross-wiki vandal with a sockpuppet farm). , this IP is a problem. 16:05, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Extend your block for him on all Wikis, please. 16:08, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
New edit by the same sh. IP [1] hiding relevant information. 08:30, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Edgar Alan Poe, here at [2][3] gave an Award to user Orijentolog singing as “Igor Janev“ (impersonating Igor Janev). 13:17, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Not that this matters. I am not Wikipedian. (Please, rvt. this my comment, if necessary or if this my comment constitute vandalism). Here [4], sh.admin Edgar was asked to delete the page, and admin. gave the following reply [5]: Yo, Grobokopaču, evo ti ovoga tvoga :D *ebeš mi sve ako ga ne bi trebalo izvesti na večeru i fino šarplaninsko vino :D --E.A.Poe translated-> Yeah, the Tomb Digger: D * should me fu*k all , if I do not need to go with him for a dinner and the fine Macedonian wine., apparently proposing a date. Is that the moral standard for Wiki? 19:59, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
And on same rev. Orijentolog said good job:5000 for Janevistan against only 4212 for Macedonia. Translate this rev. from Bosnian

[6], Making mockery of Jimbo! 13:01, 26 June 2017 (UTC)It goes according to Google translate: “Fine that Jimbo is regularly informed as this increases the popularity of the page: Janevistan has made enviable changes over the last year Year & pages = User: Orientator / Janevistan 5000 overview, more than Macedonia (4212 ). Among other things, while trying to get material for content supplements (as soon as I arrive), a good atmosphere is growing on the SZR, and most importantly, the message spread to all clowns with the intentions of self-promotion, threats and interference with the project's work. Go ahead!“ 13:03, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

I don't see the template for blocking of Kolega2357 at his Contributions on Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia any more. Does that mean that you just unblocked him?IMPP-Dragan (talk) 08:39, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Kolega2357 is again here with the following IPs:,, 13:30, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Dear Jalexander, I would like to thank you for your reasoning and for the unblocking of Kolega. I am truly sorry that you had to be exposed to such spamming by one and the same IP pretending to be several people. Thank you once more and the best of wishes :) --Edgar Allan Poe (talk) 08:56, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

@Edgar Allan Poe, that's a lie! Not only one same IP. From the History of this page I see four providers: "Akton", "Telekom Srbija", "Orion" and "Telenor". 13:07, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Sorry to disturb you Jalexander, but Kolega2357 is again here at your page, now with new IP: 13:22, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
His IP s:,, 13:31, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Jalexander, perhaps it was too early to unblock Kolega2357. Now he strikes again. Please, see history of your page93.86.23.34 13:46, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

This sh. group is under criminal investigation in Macedonia from 2014, see [7]. 13:53, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
What is interesting to me is that Kolega2357 (V.I.) and user Igor Janev, when he is in Belgrade (not abroad), use both the same ADSL Telekom Srbija provider! So one cannot easily say who is who in all this mess! 07:12, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
Oh, I already heard that gossip, that Kolega2357 (Velimir) and dr. Igor Janev both were neighbors in the same area of New Belgrade and that they even know each other, and hate each other,.... 09:03, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia Review: "WMF: Macedonian Govt protests vandalis from Serbia+Croatia"[edit]

Dear Jalexander, hope I am not taking much of your time. I found request of the Government at Wikipedia Review: "WMF: Macedonian Govt protests vandalis from Serbia+Croatia" [8]. I learned that a diplomatic note was sent from the Macedonian government to Jimbo and the WMF. Now, my question is whether WMF will honor that request? There is an undergoing discussion about Janevistan at Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia about removal of Janevistan[9][10]. Thanks. 18:41, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Hi Jalexander, please delete the fake article Janevistan, as a chauvinist page, and remove +sysop from all admins. and editors that have been retaining or supporting it. 00:23, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Maybe this could also be relevant. Creator of "Janevistan" sh. User:Orijentolog is known as a sock – puppet banned for good on the English Wikipedia [11]. 18:14, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
I also saw a photo of Igor Janev with the Macedonian President Gorge Ivanov [12] discussing strategy of the Name issue of Macedonia in the United Nations. 10:00, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
  • I should also bring to your attention legal matters in Licensing of Janevistan[13] itself and some photos there. The file photo licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic of the God Buddha [14] seems to be legally wrongfully attributed in fake mockery art. Janevistan for promotion or similar purposes not linked with the legal aims, see [15] with description as "Sitting Igor Janev in Prilep...". This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license[16] and the use condition of an attribution of that file is apparently contrary to the prescribed conditions(see condition: “attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor, but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work”). It is/was obviously not the original intention of the author or licensor to use the God Budhha photo to serve as a tool for mockery, self-promotion, promotion, improving statistics of the page of Wikipedia or Wikipedia itself, and similar (anti-) promotional purposes. Note also that Janevistan itself is under CC BY-SA 3.0 [17], were it is provided that: “You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use“. 09:11, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Based on these legal violations, please delete Janevistan[18]. 09:21, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Please James, Would you mind just deleting Janevistan? Its apparently a chauvinist page.IMPP-Dragan (talk) 08:44, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi, I don’t find correct explanation not to delete Janevistan [19]

here [20] because it was a personal page with the Humor template, and it was deleted as a main page farce [21] and in Cyrillic ver. Јаневистан [22]. 23:04, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello,it's my understanding that the duty of Wmf is to protect order of the Wiki. Janevistan should be deleted. 07:19, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
Its rare case were Office intervened, but here its should be done by Office action. It was created as famous theater Yu play piece [23] in a very extreme manner (according to Chauvinistic Farce, Macedonians were stupid, Montenegrins were lazy, Slovenians LGBT, Bosnians allegedly primitive and they never wash legs, and so on....). 20:40, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
Instead of discussing senseless and funny stories and gossips in the area of Counterintelligence[24] and Secret Diplomacy, I would recommend that you or your eng. wiki. admins. create proper BLP for prof. Igor Janev on eng. wiki, not as an Intelligence or Counterintelligence officer, but as an author of 20 scholarly books and textbooks [25], more even than the famous Dr. Henry Kissinger did in his life[26]. 09:45, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Continued abuse[edit]

Hi Jalexander,

You have globally blocked the following user: ND Ascendant (talk · contribs), and it looks like they've shown up on another different account, which is Non Disclosure (talk · contribs). Would you mind blocking this account, too. Thank you. 05:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Weird block reason[edit] it was blocked by you for Trust & Safety what does that mean Flow234 (talk) 10:24, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Probable backlog on Access to nonpublic information policy noticeboard[edit]

I think I followed all the steps correctly at Legal pad to register the confidentiality agreement but yet do not find my name at Access to nonpublic information policy/Noticeboard --after a fortnight.Is there any sort of backlog etc? Or the processing time is just too long?Cheers!Ping while replying, am mostly active at en.wikiWinged Blades of Godric (talk) 12:26, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

@Winged Blades of Godric: Thanks for the ping, done now :) Jalexander--WMF 03:06, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Confidentiality agreement[edit]

Hello, hope you well. Please can you talk a look here? I saw this page as MarcoAurelio said, and I found that I singed both agreements, i.e:

  • L32 OTRS Users Confidentiality Agreement - Nonpublic Information (English): Signed on Jan 10 2017
  • L4 General Confidentiality Agreement - Nonpublic Information (English): Signed on Mar 23 2017

But my name not appear on the identification noticeboard!

Thanks --Alaa :)..! 10:26, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

@علاء: Thanks! I'm not entirely sure why you were missed when you signed in March.. I added the people both before and after you so unless there was an issue you've since corrected (for example it didn't show your account connected but it now is :) ) I probably just messed up. You're added now and should be good!. Jalexander--WMF 03:01, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you James --Alaa :)..! 03:16, 11 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi James,

It has been confirmed overnight that INeverCry has been socking as Daphne Lantier (English Wikipedia CU page) on various projects. The Daphne Lantier account is currently in the process of having the sysop permission on Commons removed, but Daphne also gained access to OTRS (for a period of three days, self-requesting removal) in May. I'm clearly not happy that a sock account can gain access to OTRS and hope you'll work to further refine what can be done there, given non public data is involved, but because of the level of deception involved (passing RfA on Commons, gaining access to OTRS and now threatening that they have further accounts which to use) I would like to know if an WMF Office Ban would be possible for INeverCry. Nick (talk) 11:11, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

I'm needing to chase this up, we now have INeverCry socking and being much more hostile and abusive. This has been confirmed at Commons and English Wikipedia (this new account constitutes block evasion on both projects right now). English Wikipedia and Commons (self identification). Thanks. Nick (talk) 22:42, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Confidentiality agreement list[edit]

I'm a volunteer member of OTRS and I think I've signed the Confidentiality Agreements. Would you mind adding my username here? Thanks. --Mhhossein talk 13:27, 16 August 2017 (UTC)