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Special thanks...

... for reverting a fair share of the trash being included on many user's talk pages including my talk page on meta-wiki. It's unbelievable that I have had a high amount of alerts from three new sockpuppets today after logging in. Pinging @Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker: for special thanks for the same reason as well. Iggy the Swan (talk) 13:34, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

Images

Hello long-term victim.

I am unable to email you but I can reveal the images the accounts operated by Mike Matthews17 (Cez, Ron, Fez etc with numbers at the end) are of the same people. In addition, I labelled it as my own work simply by downloading and cropping if necessary. Thanks, Mike aka Mike6Matthews17 (talk) 09:49, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

Just stop uploading all these pictures. Johannnes89 (talk) 09:57, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Initially I did not believe the LTA on the whole first sentence (specifically the fact I thought email can be sent to any user from the beginning) but then seeing the second part I had a look at all these links on my own email and clicked on them and they are linked to the same people's accounts. The LTA doesn't appear to have uploaded any more photos lately. Iggy the Swan (talk) 05:31, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Glocking

Hi, I needed to use your list of contributions to find the right page for requesting glocking. I don't use meta.wikimedia.org much on my time as a registered user so I needed to find someone who has contributed to that page in order for me to request glocking against users as you done so recently. Iggy the Swan (talk) 16:43, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Oh, I have also noticed uploading of two photos in total from both users who I'd requested for glocking so I'd nominated for deletion. Iggy the Swan (talk) 16:48, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok if there are any questions let me know -- Johannnes89 (talk) 16:53, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I managed to put the request in the wrong place before fixing it shortly after. Pinging Tegel always helps as well as I didn't do that while adding the request. Iggy the Swan (talk) 17:02, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for clearing out vandalism that happened last month + today from various cross-wiki talk pages of mine as well as other pages among multiple namespaces. I can't believe this is still ongoing after I thought I have not noticed that sort of thing for a while. Iggy the Swan (talk) 16:41, 2 February 2022 (UTC)

@Iggy the Swan I feel you. Cannot imagine what drives people to carry on with this stupid vandalism for months/years. He will be blocked again and again until he finally loses interest in this nonsense. Johannnes89 (talk) 21:54, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
They are never getting away with it, not while more users notice what's going on. And the IP address range you've reported made edits going back before the original Mike Matthews17 account was created, at that point only a small amount of editors noticed the vandalism. When it comes to other wikis, more people become aware including us. Also being pinged all the time makes you revert across those different wikis as well, usually I am also pinged in the same edit along with others at times. I'm guessing some people on other wikis know what you mean re "Revert:LTA" if they had the affected pages on the watchlist, after all titles of some sources on articles are in their native language. Iggy the Swan (talk) 22:34, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
I forgot to mention: the LTA doesn't appear to edit in the English Wikipedia anymore by what I've seen from all global contributions. Who knows the interest is finally lost there. Iggy the Swan (talk) 08:48, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
I think he knows he'll be blocked very quickly in enWP while other projects might take longer because they are not as familiar with the troll -- Johannnes89 (talk) 08:58, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
Oh yes good point.
The German Wikipedia I've seen gets affected on occasions which includes my own talk page there where you and Robby.is.on take credit for getting rid of it before I eventually do. I think the English Wikipedia is the most popular version even though it appears that every user has a meta account when creating them on other Wikimedia projects. Anyway, the LTA has not edited on enWP for two months which may be a sign of losing interest. Iggy the Swan (talk) 21:36, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

Dein Revert

Ich habe dort nur das geschrieben, was ein generelles Problem der WMF und der anglozentrischen Leute hier ist. Das ist ein massives Problem, insbesondere ausgehend von monolinguistischen Anglophonen. Und von denen wimmelt es hier nur so. Ja, ich hatte mittlerweile auf deutsch geantwortet, und mir wurde auch auf deutsch geantwortet, bezeichnend für den Laden hier war das tumbe Antworten in einer falschen Sprache, ohne nachzudenken.
Wieder reinsetzen werde ich das aber nicht. Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 20:44, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

Dein Teilrevert

Hallo Johannes,

  1. Du hast mit https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Universal_Code_of_Conduct%2FEnforcement_guidelines%2Fde&type=revision&diff=22987603&oldid=22984701 einen Edit von mir teilrevertiert. Nach meinem Verständnis soll eine Übersetzung den Leser*innen den Inhalt des übersetzten Textes zugänglich machen, und dafür ist ein Hinweis auf die Projektseite imho sinnvoll.
  2. Noch eine kleine Frage: Der ursprüngliche Ersteller der Übersetzung hatte einen Halbsatz komplett gestrichen, ich habe ihn zumindest im en Original wieder hereingenommen. (Auf https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Fragen_zur_Wikipedia#Bitte_um_%C3%9Cbersetzungsdiskussion_zu_einem_Satz_auf_Meta habe ich da schon um Hilfe gebeten.) Weißt Du, ob der ursprüngliche Ersteller schon in geeigneter Form auf diese Ungenauigkeit angesprochen wurde?

--Himbeerbläuling (talk) 11:36, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

Moin @Himbeerbläuling, eine Übersetzung sollte vor allem das Original möglichst nahe abbilden. Für Erläuterungen oder Verständlichmachungen wäre die zugehörige Diskussionsseite oder einfach eine Extraseite geeigneter.
Leider verzichten die Enforcement Guidelines fast vollständig auf erklärende Wikilinks, damit muss es auch die Übersetzung tun. Wenn man über Wikilinks nachdenken würde, müsste im Original ein Link auf die globale Oversight policy eingefügt werden, dann könnte man in der Übersetzung einen Link auf die deutschsprachige Fassung setzen (dann aber auch nur diese und nicht die deWP Oversight-Richtlinien).
Den von dir erwähnten Halbsatz hat glaub ich neulich bei der AdminCon auch schon jemand angesprochen. Vermutlich wurde er einfach vergessen (z.B. falls der Übersetzer mit einer internen Textversion gearbeitet hat, die nicht vollständig dem entsprach, was dann als englischsprachige Richtlinie veröffentlicht wurde). Danke fürs Einfügen in den deutschen Text, es dürfte nichts dagegen sprechen, ihn auch zu übersetzen.
Bei der Gelegenheit generell Dankeschön für die zahlreichen Präzisierungen, man merkt dem Text an, dass er ursprünglich mit nem Übersetzungstool erstellt wurde. Johannnes89 (talk) 12:28, 13 March 2022 (UTC)
Hallo Johannes, schau Dir mal folgenden Diff an: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Universal_Code_of_Conduct%2FEnforcement_guidelines%2Fde&type=revision&diff=22671706&oldid=22671664 Da war der Satz im en Original drin, nur in der de Übersetzung fehlte er dann. Finde ich schon seltsam. Sehr seltsam sogar. Auf der https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AdminConvention_2022/Ergebnisse Seite sehe ich allerdings keine relevanten Ergebnisse, ist aber vielleicht auch nicht üblich das weit auszuwalzen. LG --Himbeerbläuling (talk) 12:58, 13 March 2022 (UTC)
Wie gesagt: Die wahrscheinlichste Erklärung ist für mich, dass dem WMF-Übersetzer eine interne Textversion vorlag, die nicht 100% identisch mit dem kurz vor seiner Übersetzung veröffentlichten englischen Text war.
Bzgl. der AdminCon: Das war nur irgendeine Nebendiskussion über Übersetzungs-Ungenauigkeiten, nichts was in den Ergebnissen festgehalten wurde.
In jedem Fall: It's a wiki, Fehler passieren und können genauso wieder korrigiert werden. Du hast ihn ja zum Glück gefunden, damit kann der Satz nun nachträglich übersetzt werden. Johannnes89 (talk) 13:40, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

That was lucky

[1] - imagine what would have happened if the stewards did g-lock the user you accidentally/mistakenly reported instead of some IP address, since I do recognise the registered user as one of the experienced vandal reverters. Iggy the Swan (talk) 18:08, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

Yes I misclicked 🙈 already apologized to the user off wiki. On the other hand this could have been an opportunity to check if the stewards actually take a closer look at the reports before locking an account 😉 Johannnes89 (talk) 18:33, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

Cross-wiki vandal

Thanks for ensuring a global lock of this sockpuppet cross-wiki vandal. The RfC case is now opened for a discussion. Nice day. Vs6507 11:47, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

user pages

If a user page is article based, then please just delete the text. There is no requirement to delete it. Let its history stand if it is inoffensive, and we just wish to stop it propagating through the wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:55, 9 August 2022 (UTC)

ok, thanks for the advice :) --Johannnes89 (talk) 13:19, 9 August 2022 (UTC)

A question

Hello, Johannes. Does the following account name violates any username policy?

  1. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer_Diskussion:Ursulaoffice

Thank you, and happy editing! --Victor Trevor (talk) 20:45, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Victor Trevor, thanks for asking. The account name is fine according to de:Hilfe:Benutzerkonto anlegen#Ungeeignet. Best --Johannnes89 (talk) 05:04, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting...

... as usual. Initially, I believed that 'Sylvia the Sloth' was actually 'Selwyn the Sloth', when I had a look at the alerts and notices after checking all of my own watchlist on Wikipedia but you are definitely right in identifying the correct sock master, otherwise I could have reported that separately with the wrong sock master name. The global contributions seen by us are obviously the work of one person, whether that is his real name or not but that saved me possible embarrassment if I provided the wrong sock name to the stewards watching SRG. The user page that I have read on another wiki is an obvious clue in case you have not read it yet. Iggy the Swan (talk) 15:57, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

Selwyn the Sloth seems to be a Mike Matthews17 sockpuppet as well so reporting Sylvia the Sloth as lock evasion of Selwyn wouldn't be wrong ;) --Johannnes89 (talk) 16:49, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
And Sylvia the Sloth appears to be reported twice along with another sockpuppet named Keira the Koala which was CU confirmed this afternoon but you were not needed to revert as someone else already did. Glad to think of naming things wrong wouldn't be the case of being incorrect as the result should still be the same. Iggy the Swan (talk) 18:05, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

Admin on meta?

Hi, thanks for your work for maintaining meta. I think you will make a good admin on meta, I hope you do consider and will see your WM:RFA soon. Thanks once again. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:09, 5 October 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for suggesting a RfA, I was already considering it, as it might be helpful when patrolling recent changes :) --Johannnes89 (talk) 21:03, 5 October 2022 (UTC)
Seems smooth for your RFA thus far, have fun mopping :). Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:52, 6 October 2022 (UTC)

I had a look at the user content on this page, as well as the name itself, it looks like there is information which I don't think should be visible to everyone. 1. "Alarch", according to Google Translate, is Welsh for "Swan" which could translate in English to "Iggy the Swan" but I don't think that's clear cut impersonation unlike a few others. 2. I have a feeling the date after the word "born" was stolen from my English Wikipedia user page which is below the swan picture which I don't own it. 3. There are probably numerous people with the same name as the one visible who have that birthdate, not sure if that is an issue going on. I think you know having a Meta user page would make that viewable to every other wiki which does not have a local user page. I am wondering if you agree that page should be deleted or not, aside from the obvious reasons. Iggy the Swan (talk) 16:02, 12 October 2022 (UTC)

such user pages are usually deleted as soon as the account is locked, that's what happened in this case as well --Johannnes89 (talk) 06:04, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

Congratulations, dear administrator!

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Congratulations, Johannnes89! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta-Wiki. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-adminconnect. You may find Meta:Admin handbook to be useful. Please also check or add your entry to the Template:List of administrators. You're also allowed to subscribe to the metawiki-admins private mailing list. Again, congratulations and welcome to the team.

Congratulations. welcome! --Sotiale (talk) 04:59, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

Thank you! :) --Johannnes89 (talk) 05:46, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
Wouldn't make a difference to the outcome, I would have voted for support as well if I was aware of the RFA. It would not have mattered about not voting in this clear 100% outcome. Glad you are now able to delete pages containing nonsense in the future such as examples of the user page I linked above (which is now deleted thankfully after locking). Iggy the Swan (talk) 17:58, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
thanks :) Johannnes89 (talk) 18:42, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

The filter

Thanks Johannnes89. I'll check edits of those IP ranges, and implement the filter you suggested. Plantaest (talk) 12:01, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

thanks! Johannnes89 (talk) 15:30, 20 October 2022 (UTC)

thank you 啊!

[[@| Jc.Mandy(discussion) 08:32, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

fyi

hey. i pinged you at an ip talk page. i dont know if you saw it since my device doesn't exactly insert user links well. anyway, just n' fyi. Test account 789765 (talk) 04:44, 3 November 2022 (UTC)

[2] Johannnes89 (talk) 09:19, 3 November 2022 (UTC)

Q?

Hi ,Dear Johannnes89 , Have I made wrong edits on meta, you will forgive me, I have a lot of experience in fighting vandalism, for rights information, if you want, you can see my contributions on my Hindi Wikipedia, I know, that I am good on meta I may have failed to contribute, therefore, I want the rights on meta, not for your hobby, but to remove the vandalism of extreme speed, if you think that my contribution on meta is of no value, then I can edit wikipedia on meta I will stop doing this, I did not ask mykola7 for the rights of the patrollers, only I was trying to know if I am going on the wrong path somewhere, I know that they should follow the advice given to me I am also strange that how am I contributing on Wikipedia or Meta, when I do not have enough time to do this work, but I am doing it, I am on the right path and my intention is good, God With me, I have ever given you my full support, I believed in your ability, so It doesn't matter, if possible, please forgive me if I have said something wrong to you, but just wanted to know and am I really worthy of that right.Kinds regards → คⅴīгค๓ ([ʆεt'ς tαʆƘ🇮🇳])19:39, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

Hi Aviram7, I consider your contributions on Meta to be valuable and I'm thankful for your help in fighting vandalism.
First of all the right way to request patroller rights is RFH according to Meta:Patrollers (and even if it wasn't specifically mentioned, one should usually choose the dedicated Meta pages instead of user talk pages for admin/bureaucrat/steward requests in my opinion). It feels even more wrong to ask another admin on his user talk page if the previous RFH-request was just ten days ago and you don't mention it at all.
Most of your edits I saw are of good quality, even though some show room for improvement [3][4].
Your previous request [5] was due to running into abuse filters sometimes – an issue which is resolved since you got the autopatrolled right two weeks ago. As I see that many of your edits are mobile edits, may I recommend TwinkleGlobalMobile?
Personally I would like to see some more edits on autopatroll before I think patroller rights are in order, e.g. another two weeks, getting patroller rights one months after autopatroll. --Johannnes89 (talk) 20:35, 4 November 2022 (UTC)


Dear Johannnes89,Yes, I admit I did wrong, but I want to correct my mistakes, I TwinkleGlobalMobile? don't know how to add this to your global.js, can you tell me when should i request for patrollers rights? But you must have seen that some userpages were nominated to be removed, in which promotional links were present, on our Hindi Wikipedia, if the member is using your member page for the webhost, whether it has a promotional link or not Please see We first remove userpage content in accordance with Wikipedia's policies, only when tagged for deletion when a user has repeatedly added promotional material to your userpage. per Wikipedia:Deletion policy#Explicit abuse of Wikipedia as a web host , There is no abuse filter for users page on hindi wikipedia like available here on meta, i requested them for autopatrollers, only after checking my edit they gave me these rights, i use Autopatrolled for those userpages I would like to vandalize the larger community like Wikipedia and Meta, and use patroller's right to remove explicit vandalism or spamlinks. And wanted to help other administrators, stewards and patrollers with authority to mark the edits of other users.Kind regards → คⅴīгค๓ ([ʆεt'ς tαʆƘ🇮🇳])02:57, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
Dear Johannnes89, I have setup TwinkleGlobalMobile and he currently work, thanks for informationing me for this great twinkletool mobile. I'm waiting for you're reply. Kinds regards → คⅴīгค๓ ([ʆεt'ς tαʆƘ🇮🇳])06:56, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
This [6] (lines 19-21) is an example how to correctly load TwinkleGlobal & TwinkleGlobalMobile.
As I said in my previous comment, I would like to see some more edits from you on autopatroll before I think patroller rights are in order, e.g. asking for patroller rights one month after autopatroll rights were granted. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:24, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
Well, TwinkleGlobal & TwinkleGlobal Mobile are both reload on correct time, If you don't mind then I want to ask you one last question, can you give me some other good advice or advice other than this, I want to learn something new from you. Kind regards → คⅴīгค๓ ([ʆεt'ς tαʆƘ🇮🇳])10:56, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
my advice would be to just relax, enjoy contributing and take your time to gain some more experience :) Johannnes89 (talk) 17:00, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
Dear Johannnes89, thanks for suggestion to me And you also take care of yourself and I pray to you deities that you become the best and best judge of the country.kind regards → คⅴīгค๓ ([ʆεt'ς tαʆƘ🇮🇳])

Saw this page yesterday, I was thinking why the username "Blablubbs" was just after a bullet point which could have meant that user was on the list to lock all the accounts on the list. I'm just glad that Blablubbs was not global locked unlike others. I was definitely sure the steward knew what they were doing and locked the correct accounts. It would have been embarassing to lock the wrong account. I would think they would remove global locks if mistakes were made though I don't know any instances of that happening. Iggy the Swan (talk) 18:04, 24 November 2022 (UTC)

wouldn't worry about that. Stewards know the name Blablubbs – and even if they didn't: by clicking the „lock all“ button, only those accounts included in the {{MultiLock}}-Template are getting locked :)
(by the way: that's why this edit [7] was useful, your removal [8] probably meant that the Steward had to lock the accounts separately) Johannnes89 (talk) 19:56, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
I didn't know how that works. I am going to monitor all these accounts listed here and see if the steward can lock them all in quick succession instead of what happened here as Hasley locked the listed socks in three minutes in the section I messed around with. DarkMatterMan4500 did the useful edit and I'm sorry for reverting that. Iggy the Swan (talk) 20:23, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
Ok, I had a look at a different list of users belonging to the same MultiLock template [9] and found out the same steward locked them all and looked like the time displayed was exactly the same for each of the accounts. Without me making the removal [8], I would have saved the steward some time. Iggy the Swan (talk) 09:39, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

Since i dont have autopatroller right, please help me place {{WMF-legal banned user}} on that user page. Thanks! Tryvix1509 (talk) 10:16, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

@Tryvix1509 this template is for exclusive use by the Wikimedia Foundation. Let them decide which accounts they want to tag with this template (@WMFOffice fyi).
By the way: When reporting abusive usernames to SRG using Twinkle [10] you might want to use the checkbox „hide username“ in order to display it like this [11] and avoided mentioning the username in your edit summary. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:41, 4 December 2022 (UTC)
Yeah i see that check box but i forgot to tick that. Thanks for reminding me Tryvix1509 (talk) 10:49, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Wish

Johannnes89 WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! 🎅 YIEWI talk 14:05, 25 December 2022 (UTC)

Thanks! Johannnes89 (talk) 11:54, 31 December 2022 (UTC)

Wish

Johannnes89 WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023. ^_^ :-D YIEWI talk 19:52, 1 January 2023 (UTC)

SRG

Not everyone on Wikipedia is innocent Taco319 (talk) 18:21, 3 April 2023 (UTC)

see your talk page [12], I strongly advise you to stop this nonsense. --Johannnes89 (talk) 18:25, 3 April 2023 (UTC)

Hi man, thanks for your msg on my talk page. I have been blocked to edit from my work station because we have a shared ip address and someone else with that ip address caused vandalism. (We are a big company and many internet users). What can I do please ? I didn't understand you. Thanks Alan347 (talk) 13:24, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Alan347, your account is not blocked at any wiki, so it seems you are affected by a locally or globally blocked IP address. The user right IP block exempt can help, so that you are no longer are affected by IP blocks.
There are global IP block exemptions for users who frequently edit in multiple wiki projects and local IP block exemptions for users who usually edit in just one / a few project.
It seems like you are mostly editing at enwiki, so you need to ask for an IP block exemption for your account at enwiki. According to en:Wikipedia:IP block exemption you'll need to use the UTRS system, click „appeal my block“ and provide information on the IP block affecting your account.
If your IP is blocked as a proxy/vpn connection, you'll need to turn to checkuser-en-wpwikipedia.org instead of using the UTRS support system. Johannnes89 (talk) 13:49, 14 April 2023 (UTC)
This is like having a lawyer at hand without charge who provides promptly legal advise and changes your life for the better. Thank you Dr. Alan347 (talk) 13:56, 14 April 2023 (UTC)

Question

Johannnes89, Hello What types of pages or Users edits can we Mark as Patrollers here?.Kind regards →ÀvîRâm7(talk) 06:18, 20 April 2023 (UTC)

Hi, there is no limitation towards any type of edit. If you've patrolled an edit and it's fine, you can mark it. Johannnes89 (talk) 06:31, 20 April 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for reply. Kind regards →ÀvîRâm7(talk) 06:43, 20 April 2023 (UTC)

Requesting block...

...on the following account: Malcom the Malamute.

I've already reported that to SRG.

Thanks -- the real Iggy the Swan (talk) 15:35, 26 April 2023 (UTC)

Done Johannnes89 (talk) 15:38, 26 April 2023 (UTC)
I also tried reverting this which I didn't check for global contributions on the first day I saw that username but that got reverted by you soon after I started this section.
I think this page appears to be the meta admin's noticeboard after an earlier edit was made by you during today. Iggy the Swan (talk) 15:45, 26 April 2023 (UTC)
Indeed RFH would be the place to request such blocks next time :) Johannnes89 (talk) 15:47, 26 April 2023 (UTC)

Opinion

I want to request global rollbackers globally, but I would like you to guide me in the right direction on this topic, please help me. Kind regards →ÀvîRâm7(talk) 12:52, 27 April 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Aviram7, thanks for your help fighting crosswiki vandalism. Global rollback requires trusted users to be demonstrably active in cross-wiki counter-vandalism or anti-spam activities and make heavy use of revert on many wikis. Your xwiki activity is very low [13][14] compared to recent requests (e.g. [15] -> [16][17]). Just take your time to get more experience, there is no need to rush with additional rights :) Johannnes89 (talk) 13:51, 27 April 2023 (UTC)
Well, Thanks dear for your important opinion, thanks again for your opinion, we hard work help to wikis free from Vandalism, and gaining more experience.Kind regards →ÀvîRâm7(talk) 14:47, 27 April 2023 (UTC)

Spam blacklist log

I tried about 90 different ways to figure out how to add the log info and I appreciate you doing so for me. Can you give me a crash course so maybe I can figure it out next time? Operator873 connect 06:10, 4 May 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Operator873, the easiest way would be to activate SBHandler at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets. Then just post the links to Talk:Spam blacklist -> SBHandler will offer you to add this to SBL & SBL-Log with two clicks (example: [18] -> [19][20] – I didn't have to do anything except clicking „save changes“).
When modifying the log manually I usually just copy previous entries. In this case I went to Spam blacklist/Log/2023/05, copied my previous log entry [21] and changed it to the links you added and the current SBL-Difflink [22]. Johannnes89 (talk) 06:22, 4 May 2023 (UTC)
Thank you! I already had SBHandler activated but was missing the manual part. Thanks for the answers! It's exactly what I needed. Operator873 connect 18:17, 4 May 2023 (UTC)

Trout

Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know that you did something silly.

Let's have a moment of fun, because fighting vandalism every day and hours is not healthy, so with honor I award you the trout for asking for this request for global lock :DDD Superpes15 (talk) 13:56, 6 May 2023 (UTC)

I've truly earned this one 🙈 Perhaps I just wanted to test if Stewards actually read SRG reports before clicking the global lock button 😉 --Johannnes89 (talk) 14:05, 6 May 2023 (UTC)
Lol this time indeed @MdsShakil: was lucky :D Maybe I'd have checked only after the lock (but shhh - let's not tell these secrets) :P Superpes15 (talk) 14:12, 6 May 2023 (UTC)
Sure am glad I wasn't around! I would've probably been caught this time ;) --BRP ever 14:33, 6 May 2023 (UTC)
too bad that Superpes15 & Jeff G. spotted my trap ;) Johannnes89 (talk) 14:40, 6 May 2023 (UTC)
Haha, thank you @Superpes15 for giving me the opportunity to dodge that global lock! But Johannnes89, let's make a deal, next time you're unsure, just give me a shout first, and I'll clear up any confusion. After all, we don't want to accidentally lock the wrong person, do we? MdsShakil (talk) 14:43, 6 May 2023 (UTC)
Let's hope there is no next time :) I usually make sure I'm reporting the right user, hope this misclick doesn't happen again. Johannnes89 (talk) 11:28, 10 May 2023 (UTC)
Not the first time that has happened - [23]. However, in this case we should consider how tricky it is to use jawikinews compared to versions that have our own letters.
Also, as I didn't use the trout for the similar mishap, I have saved that for later instead of using it back on 11 June 2022. Iggy the Swan (talk) 15:58, 10 May 2023 (UTC)

Question

Where should I report this on-going vandalism? This user. I want to delete spam translations but I cannot. LR0725 (talk) 05:32, 15 May 2023 (UTC)

+ Sorry for reporting at private user talk, but I found you were active at recent change page. I will report spam at right place next time. LR0725 (talk) 05:33, 15 May 2023 (UTC)
Hi, I will take care of this and nuke all those nonsense page creations (already blocked the user). For future requests I recommend using Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. Johannnes89 (talk) 05:38, 15 May 2023 (UTC)
Oh, I mistook that page is for requesting permission of meta, as there is only permission request paragraph now. Thank you! LR0725 (talk) 05:41, 15 May 2023 (UTC)
No problem, thanks for reporting the user! Johannnes89 (talk) 05:56, 15 May 2023 (UTC)

Template:WikiForHumanRights2022-Nav

This section was archived on a request by: Omotecho (talk) 16:36, 14 June 2023 (UTC)

Would you kindly take care of fusing part of a paragraph to translation segment? Above the link: "Email for Help" and I show you the part in itallic below, which is kind of embedded between T-numbers;

Thank you so much taking care of translators (: Cheers, -- Omotecho (talk) 17:10, 8 June 2023 (UTC)

@Omotecho done [24]. @Astinson (WMF)'s addition [25] was missing <translate> tags, that's why previous attempts to mark the page for translation didn't actually lead to this addition being translatable. Johannnes89 (talk) 04:48, 9 June 2023 (UTC)
Done Thank you so much for your support, and translation completed. I will cherish your teaching how better translate tags be added (: arigatow goza'imasu, -- Omotecho (talk) 20:03, 9 June 2023 (UTC)
Meta:Internationalization guidelines offers some help on how to prepare content for translation :) Johannnes89 (talk) 15:13, 10 June 2023 (UTC)

Check completion of phabricator task

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T340264 has been merged , can you confirm that it works ~aanzx © 10:04, 26 June 2023 (UTC)

@~aanzx thanks for your work, tested it [26], works as expected :) Johannnes89 (talk) 10:11, 26 June 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for confirming :This section was archived on a request by: ~aanzx © 10:13, 26 June 2023 (UTC)

btw

With the 18.1 account you just blocked, there are a bunch of others I reported to SRG that you might want to block. --Ferien (talk) 21:14, 12 June 2023 (UTC)

ahh thanks I somehow overlooked, they have been globally locked in the meantime. Johannnes89 (talk) 06:44, 13 June 2023 (UTC)

IP Puzzling Behavior

Are you sure this is AXXXXK's socks IP? Could this be a trick he directed and acted on his own? I still don't quite understand the rules of this LTA's activities. СлаваУкраїні! 11:03, 13 June 2023 (UTC)

@Fumikas Sagisavas I'm very sure, see previous blocks [27][28] within range Special:Contributions/42.200.141.17/19 or the LTA's range Special:Contributions/124.217.189.0/24.
Their behaviour on Meta is always the same: Reporting accounts on RFH, SRG, SRCU or several user talk pages. Some of the reported accounts usually are actual sockkpuppets of AXXXXK – while some of them usually are innocent users. I guess they just like to create confusion. Once their newly created sockpuppets are getting blocked, they are requesting these sockpuppets to be globally locked via IP.
There is nothing wrong with your global lock request [29], both accounts are indeed AXXXXK, but I wouldn't give this LTA any attention by answering to their request. en:WP:Revert, block, ignore seems like the best approach for them. Johannnes89 (talk) 11:17, 13 June 2023 (UTC)
In addition, can you close the case of User:弟魯, because User:弟魯 has performed well in all wiki projects (no bad records in the past six months), the account has not suffered obvious intrusion, and the owner of the account is alive, not a former employee of the Wikimedia Foundation, so User:弟魯 does not meet any of the criteria to be globally locked. Obviously AXXXXK framed this user, so "not done" must be displayed as soon as possible. СлаваУкраїні! 09:06, 14 June 2023 (UTC)
If I see disruptive reports by this LTA quickly, I revert it [30][31], but if it's already present for some days, I'll usually leave it to the Stewards to remove the request or mark it as not done. Has been removed by another user [32] in the meantime, therefore resolved. Johannnes89 (talk) 07:52, 18 June 2023 (UTC)

Help

Can you check this page's edits? Thank you. Do Tri ✓ 💬 01:43, 18 June 2023 (UTC)

Has been reverted/protected by Vermont/Minorax. For future incidents, please report persistent vandalism on Meta to RFH. Asking individual admins for help might very likely result in situations like this one where they are not active at the time.
By the way: SRG ist only intended for crosswiki issues, local vandalism [33] should not be reported there. Use RFH instead if it's more than one or two test edits, which don't need to be reported if the vandalism stops on its own. Johannnes89 (talk) 07:41, 18 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Many thanks. Do Tri ✓ 💬 07:43, 18 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 When I access to RFH, the bulletin board with my language is misspelled. How to fix that error? See:
  • Trước khi gửi yêu cầu lên trang này, hãy chắc chắn rằng yêu cầu của bạn không nằm trong các trang yêu cầu cụ thể này:
Correct translation is:
  • Trước khi gửi yêu cầu lên trang này, hãy chắc chắn rằng yêu cầu của bạn không nằm trong các trang yêu cầu cụ thể này:
Do Tri ✓ 💬 08:49, 18 June 2023 (UTC)
You can fix the translation at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat/Header/vi --Johannnes89 (talk) 09:12, 18 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Hi, can you help me check backlink.com link if it should be blacklisted globally. Because on viwiki this link is considered as spam link. A viwiki member provided, this link is used a lot on sister wiki projects (see vi:Thảo luận Thành viên:DANG GIAO#Link). Thank you. Do Tri ✓ 💬 12:00, 19 June 2023 (UTC)
Yes the link (I think you mean backlinko.com and not backlink.com?) is indeed used a lot globally [34]. I agree it should better not be used per en:WP:Reliable sources - especially since the website is clearly aimed at search engine optimization.
But looking at some random pages using the link it seems to me the link was used by long-term editors in good faith across various projects and not spammed.
Anyway this should be raised at Talk:Spam blacklist in order to allow proper discussion. Personally I wouldn't blacklist the link until it has been replaced properly (or removed if it was spammed) at all articles using it. Johannnes89 (talk) 19:29, 20 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 This link has been reported at Talk:Spam_blacklist#backlinko.com and it doesn't seem to be accepted. But in viwiki this link has been moved to Spamblacklist (see vi:Wikipedia:Tin_nhắn_cho_bảo_quản_viên#Báo_cáo_liên_kết_rác_24). In my User talk:MTRIProd#Global lock had a problem with User:Md Sunnat Ali Mollik. Can you solve it? Many thanks. Do Tri ✓ 💬 13:48, 21 June 2023 (UTC)
I replied on your talk page. Please make sure you are familiar with the relevant policies before you mistakenly direct a user to the wrong place to file an appeal (or perhaps inadvertently encourage him in his behavior). Johannnes89 (talk) 16:41, 21 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 I just direct users to the unblock request page so they can work with sysops and administrators. I don't know what's wrong with you saying I'm directing users to the wrong place to solve their forbidden problem? Do Tri ✓ 💬 04:14, 22 June 2023 (UTC)
You told them to „request your problem at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat or Steward requests/Global
Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat is a page for requesting help from local Meta admins/bureaucrats. We cannot decide about global locks, that's purely a Steward issue.
Steward requests/Global clearly states at the page intro „Globally blocked or locked users should appeal to stewards@wikimedia.org or UTRS“, as does the policy page Global locks.
SRG should only be used for unlock requests by other users (not the locked user) if a lock happened by mistake (e.g. accidentally selecting the wrong user name).
Therefore both pages were the wrong place to solve their problem, which you could have known by reading the page intro. That's what I would like to see: You taking your time to gain experience, learning about the relevant policies before getting involved in matters you don't know enough about. Johannnes89 (talk) 07:45, 22 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Oh, Thanks for your comments. I understand. I just want to help other users to solve their problem. Finally, many thanks. Do Tri ✓ 💬 12:57, 22 June 2023 (UTC)

Sockpuppet of banned user. Notifying you because you deleted his user page.

User:Thiscouldbeauser2. —Justin (koavf)TCM 11:20, 23 June 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Koavf I recommend using Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat next time, as individual admins might not always be available. Has been blocked by another sysop in the meantime :) --Johannnes89 (talk) 19:04, 23 June 2023 (UTC)
I posted it to global lock as he's WMF banned, but there is no administrator's noticeboard here, so I wasn't sure of the appropriate venue. Thanks kindly/danke schon/bedankt. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:42, 23 June 2023 (UTC)

question

As far as I can see, there are many users have been report to Steward requests/Global‎ but this request now are not processed. Can you process them? Do Tri ✓ 💬 16:55, 11 June 2023 (UTC)

Hi @MTRIProd, I'm not a steward, just a local admin on this project, as such I cannot issue global locks/blocks. We'll just have to wait until more stewards have time for processing the SRG backlog :)
PS: I noticed you recently started welcoming users on Meta. This is not needed with IPs [35][36][37], as most IP addresses are usually assigned dynamically and therefore won't notice your welcome message anyway. Additionally it's not worth sending welcome message to every account you come across while patrolling – example accounts [38], accounts with zero edits on Meta [39] or accounts whose only contributions are spam/vandalism [40] don't need welcome messages as well. Johannnes89 (talk) 17:38, 11 June 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for your suggestion. But I think any user on Meta is welcome. Thankyou anyway (in viwiki I also did it). Do Tri ✓ 💬 17:41, 11 June 2023 (UTC)
Of course any good faith user is welcome, no issue with welcoming them, thanks for your effort.
But the linked examples simply didn't need a welcome template, the example user [41] doesn't even exist on Meta [42] and welcoming spambots is just a waste of resources (see en:WP:RBI). Johannnes89 (talk) 17:52, 11 June 2023 (UTC)
You are right. I will learn from experience. Thanks for helping me. Do Tri ✓ 💬 17:57, 11 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Hi, I now have rollbacker permission on viwiki (see [43]). I don't know if on Meta I can apply for rollbacker or autopatroller permission? I would like to be involved in anti-vandalism and maintenance work on this Meta. Do Tri ✓ 💬 04:41, 23 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89: Do Tri ✓ 💬 15:10, 24 June 2023 (UTC)
granted you autopatrolled. you could still gain more experience, but overall your edits don't need to be patrolled by other users. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:34, 25 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Thank you. I will try my best. Do Tri ✓ 💬 11:53, 25 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Can you delete this page User:Nehagup because this page has been created for ads. Do Tri ✓ 💬 14:44, 12 June 2023 (UTC)
Was done by another admin in the meantime. Generally there is no need to rush, there's no harm if this page stays live for a couple of hours. There are multiple pages in Category:Deleteme, that's why new requests for speedy deletion sometimes take a few hours until they get noticed by an active admin. Johannnes89 (talk) 18:29, 12 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Thank you. I understand. Do Tri ✓ 💬 07:01, 13 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Hi, I'm currently patrolling the Meta manually and that can make patrolling less efficient. I have learned about the SWViewer tool and learned that it is only used when the account must have the right to reverse edit in the project they are involved in or the right to reverse edit globally. In addition, the tool is installed using the personal script SWViewer.js. Can you give me some advice on this? Thank you. Do Tri ✓ 💬 07:28, 13 June 2023 (UTC)
SWViewer is a web application, you don't need to install any script, just visit https://swviewer.toolforge.org/
You don't need rollback rights in the specific projects you want to use SWViewer, just having rollback rights at any local projects will be sufficient for using the tool everywhere. Most often, people get rollback rights at their home wiki when fighting vandalism there, you might want to check vi:Wikipedia:Lùi sửa.
Personally I think SWViewer ist a great tool for fighting crosswiki vandalism and patrolling many small projects at once. But for projects like Meta I'm usually patrolling through Special:RecentChanges manually. Johannnes89 (talk) 08:13, 13 June 2023 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. Do Tri ✓ 💬 08:39, 13 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 I don't know with my current experience and contributions, can I be granted the right to global rollbacker? Do Tri ✓ 💬 09:13, 13 June 2023 (UTC)
see Global rollback: „users must be demonstrably active in cross-wiki counter-vandalism or anti-spam activities (...) and make heavy use of revert on many wikis“. These criteria are not fulfilled, as you have just a few edits outside your home wiki and meta. Besides global rollback is rarely granted to users without local rollback rights anywhere.
I recommend taking your time to gain more experience at your home wiki. Once you are a truly experience user at viwiki, it's much easier to get accustomed to the relevant global & local policies if you want to get active at other wikis as well. Johannnes89 (talk) 09:30, 13 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 In viwiki, from patrolling and learning from other members, I have gained a lot of experience in conservation and anti-vandal work. At Meta I also want to contribute some of my efforts to anti-vandalism. Of course, there are necessary support tools for patrol work. I will actively contribute cross-wiki, especially on viwiki and meta wiki because it is my biggest shared home. Thank you. Do Tri ✓ 💬 09:49, 13 June 2023 (UTC)

merged some regex on spam blacklist

After further exploring I found that we had some other problematic variations of new88, so I have made a more complex regex, and merged some of your earlier lines. We also have an issue with the upload of images at commons using new88, so have flagged that with Achim55 over there. I may have to look at abuse filter or other file block measures, but not for now.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:24, 26 June 2023 (UTC)

Thanks! Johannnes89 (talk) 09:02, 26 June 2023 (UTC)

Congratulations!

Dear Johannnes89,Congrats now you're global sysop. Kind regards →ÀvîRâm7(talk) 03:25, 28 June 2023 (UTC)

Thanks! :) Johannnes89 (talk) 06:00, 28 June 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89 Congratulations 🎉 Do Tri ✓ 💬 15:19, 28 June 2023 (UTC)

Congratulations! AlPaD (talk) 15:17, 28 June 2023 (UTC)

thanks both of you! :) Johannnes89 (talk) 18:57, 28 June 2023 (UTC)

Heavy disruption at mk.wiki

I'd like to ask for help again with the goings-on on my userpage, specifically this part of my user talk page. This guy (I think he is only one), I constantly block his accouts, but comes out with new ones based on new IPs because he uses proxy. We've had a lot of trouble from him doing the same anonymously from IP-addresses. It is only you as a global sysop or your colleagues that can deal with this. He keeps babbling some nonsense, constantly revers admins and sysops, insults everyone, makes stories up and even made an account with my surname in it, also containing an offensive word in its name. Not to mention how he labeled you. I don't understand how we still don't have a way of getting rid of him. I'm sure everyone on our wiki (especially the amdmins) will be very grateful if you (or a colleague) can find a higher-level solition to this menace. Thnanks a lot. B. Jankuloski (talk) 12:52, 29 June 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Bjankuloski06, I'm very sorry that en:WP:LTA/GRP decided to target your user talk page with such blatant harassment of you & other users. Unfortunately he is rapidly changing his IP using endless open proxies, which allows him to evade any block very quickly.
Unfortunately as a global sysop there is not much I can do to help you, as per global sysop policy mkwiki is not a wiki where global sysop permissions are enabled (unless your community decides to opt-in). I recommend protecting the articles / talk pages / user talk pages he usually vandalizes. It sometimes helps to keep him away if all of his preferred targets for vandalism are protected.
In the meantime I'll check if I can improve global abuse filter Special:AbuseFilter/214 – or perhaps @1234qwer1234qwer4 can take a look at it, as you are more familiar with it? Johannnes89 (talk) 13:19, 29 June 2023 (UTC)
PS: It also helps a bit to do revision deletions of his attacks, so that he cannot re-revert with one click but instead has to write some text again. Johannnes89 (talk) 13:29, 29 June 2023 (UTC)
Indeed there is not really a way of preventing their abuse completely. I made some additions to the filter but they can be pretty quick at finding new ways to post their nonsense. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
15:08, 29 June 2023 (UTC)
Thank you for the advise. We haven't had to deal with this sort of thing all these years excpet the odd troll and spamming, but no one has been this persistent before. Nor have they opened that many accounts and pretended to be different people from different genders that agitate for each other, and on such lack of grounds. It's all things that are imaginary in his head, hence his persistence and lack of reason. I've tried to find out what he actually wants and can't understand it, even when he says it in his own language (which I speak and write fluently). A hard case. It may be wise to delete revisions, as you say, but then he goes onto other places like Wikidata and messes with my edits there for revenge. I'll try my best with the deletions and I'll be glad to hear about whatever improvements you could make in the filter. B. Jankuloski (talk) 23:40, 29 June 2023 (UTC)

Hi! Why this page in Polish (i_think) language? Is there english version of it? Salazarov 03:45, 3 July 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Salazarov, I don't know, you would have to ask @Przykuta. Seems like this page is hopelessly outdated anyway as it has never been updated. I recommend https://stats.wikimedia.org if you want to find out about current stats of your wiki. Johannnes89 (talk) 07:04, 3 July 2023 (UTC)
Johannnes89; Hi again! I have a problem with IP block. I didn't do any vandalism edits on EnWiki but I was shocked when I try to edit some pages on wiki, it says I have been blocked. You are global sysop, please could you help me for the problem! Thanks anyway!
SEE: en:User talk:Salazarov Salazarov 21:50, 3 July 2023 (UTC)
Hi @Salazarov, as the global sysop permissions are limited to small wikis, there is not much I can do for you unfortunately. Please understand that you have not done anything wrong. It's not you who is blocked, but the IP address you are currently using [44] as en:User:ST47ProxyBot has automatically detected its a peer-to-peer proxy connection which most wikis don't allow per No open proxies. You might want to read en:WP:IPBE and request a local IP block exemption in order to be able to edit again. Johannnes89 (talk) 06:23, 4 July 2023 (UTC)

My edit on RfH

I am sorry, that mess was really unintended. Thank you for fixing it. --M/ (talk) 06:49, 7 July 2023 (UTC)

no problem :) looking at the diff [45] it seems a bit like some kind of edit conflict + mistakenly using {{subst:done}} instead of {{done}}. --Johannnes89 (talk) 06:56, 7 July 2023 (UTC)

For your reference

Dear Johan, multiple accounts editing similar page or promotional edits are definitely not allowed. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppetry#Meatpuppetry QueerEcofeminist🌈 10:51, 14 July 2023 (UTC)

@QueerEcofeminist I know about meatpuppetry and of course promotional edits are prohibited at dewiki as well (I didn’t look at their edits specifically, if there are problems we can still enforce local blocks and don’t need global locks).
But there was never an issue with meatpuppetry: There was one account editing at dewiki and another one (seemingly operated by different people from a different department) which registered at dewiki but never made any edits globally. Without any edits this can’t possibly violate en:WP:MEAT. Johannnes89 (talk) 12:38, 14 July 2023 (UTC)

Blocking of open proxies for mk.wiki

Hello Johannes. I have been talking to other admins on mk.wiki, and we are considering enabling the blocking of open proxies on our wiki. I always thought that such blocking is automatically enabled on all wikis, but I don't think it is on ours. We were discussing this in view of the recent surge in bad behaviours that we can't tolerate, all originating from people constantly using new IP-addresses. It's not just the case we talked about earlier. There are new, different ones, too - and quite damaging ones. This is why I'd like to ask where we can request such a thing to be enabled, as it is enabled on other wikis (e.g. en.wiki.). Thanks a lot. B. Jankuloski (talk) 08:00, 21 July 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Bjankuloski06, if open proxy IPs are getting globally blocked, these blocks also apply to all local wikis. But the stewards stopped automatically blocking all know proxy IPs a while ago (see e.g. [46]).
Some local wikis are using bots with admin permissions to do mass blocks of proxy IPs, e.g. en:User:ST47ProxyBot or ru:Участник:OLMBot and ru:Участник:QBA-bot. You might want to ask the bot owners how to set up something similar ar mkwiki. Johannnes89 (talk) 09:00, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
@Bjankuloski06: these proxies are special ones. They don't show any open characteristics so not every bot/steward will be able to easily detect them. However I very secretly run a project since May 2023 that's able to detect these with ease without relying on external APIs and am happy to assist you on this matter, but that will require me or a bot account to have admin permissions. XXBlackburnXx (talk) 09:30, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Thank you for that info. I was thinking more about the fact that on en.wiki one cannot edit pages if one uses a proxy such as a VPN, for instance. (as per No open proxies). It doesn't look like it has anything to do with discovering IPs or bots acting on it. It simply doesn't allow editing if you are using a proxy/VPN. That is what we would like to enable on our wiki. B. Jankuloski (talk) 09:37, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
@Bjankuloski06: That's not possible as of now, so far every wiki that enforces that policy has some type of bot which actively blocks these proxies. The only type of proxy that is actively blocked on every wiki by the MediaWiki-software are tor exit-nodes but that is not whats being used here. XXBlackburnXx (talk) 09:41, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Indeed, you actually can edit using VPN in enwiki as long as your IP has not been detected and blocked as a proxy which is usually done by the ST47ProxyBot. Johannnes89 (talk) 09:59, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the assistance, @XXBlackburnXx:. Most appreciated. I will just consult the other admins about your proposal, and we'll probably write on our village pump. I'll let you know when we've discussed the matter. B. Jankuloski (talk) 09:46, 21 July 2023 (UTC)

Request

Dear Johannes89, Hello there, I request to you please semi-protect this page User:Aviram7/Navigation because he is Transclusion to My userpage and I don't happy if any other edit this page. Obviously this navigation box more interact to my userpage information boxes. Kind regards ÀvîRâm7(talk) 15:37, 25 July 2023 (UTC)

It seems like you've already discussed this with @Tulsi -> User talk:Tulsi#Protection Request 2. As far as I know we usually don't do preemptive page protections if there is no apparent risk of vandalism. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:49, 27 July 2023 (UTC)

Requesting deletion

The page in query is User:John Technopast of Swansea. I've tried requesting speedy deletion for nonsense page creation but the abuse filter 161 disallowed me tagging that page. Cheers, Iggy the Swan (talk) 15:28, 26 July 2023 (UTC)

Done --Johannnes89 (talk) 10:50, 27 July 2023 (UTC)

Contributor 118,784

Could I ask why you blocked this editor on dewiki and metawiki? Your blocks don't seem to be justified (where's the nonsense you talk about in the block summaries?), and have made someone failing their second chance on simplewiki appear to be a cross-wiki vandal, when they are not. --Ferien (talk) 14:41, 27 July 2023 (UTC)

Hi Ferien, the user started editing at enwiki in June and got blocked soon due to nonsense like this [47]. After being blocked at enwiki they turned to other wikis, creating this nonsense user page on Wikidata [48], this out of scope user page on metawiki [49], a user page on dewiki which states they are the „Duke Health overlord of Simple Wikipedia“ and do not speak any other language then English but still want to serve their time at dewiki [50].
And they continued doing nonsense/unhelpful edits elsewhere, e.g. at enwiktionary [51][52] or at simplewiki [53][54], [55] -> [56], [57] (copy from enwiki), [58], [59], [60]. That's why I blocked them locally and reported them to SRG [61] when I noticed them somewhere at recent changes. I didn't notice, the previous request which was declined [62].
Looking at the users edit again and assuming lots of good faith, they are probably just a young person and a bit too playful, but perhaps with the potential to become an editor if they finally take administrative warnings serious and adhere to enwiki/simplewiki policy. I will lift the block on metawiki but not the one on dewiki as they clearly cannot contribute to dewiki in any meaningful way (and I'm not sure if AGF is even justified given the large number of nonsense edits I observed). --Johannnes89 (talk) 08:58, 28 July 2023 (UTC)
Thank you. With simplewiki, it was more of a case of knowing policy correctly. I believe they said they created pages saying "aaa" before then going onto actually add the content to them, iirc due to other abuse filters? In userspace, there is generally more freedom. I think I made questionable edits to my userpages back when I started editing, but I didn't get blocked after making a potentially bad edit to my userspace or two. Either way, this is a disruptive editor more than a vandal. There is a difference, and this editor definitely should not be treated as a vandal. I'm not saying you should assume a lot of good faith for this editor, but blocking them as a "vandalism-only account" after they made a userpage with a couple of userboxes is excessive. --Ferien (talk) 13:32, 28 July 2023 (UTC)

Request

Can you block Leicester Ann (WMF Banned User:Skiyomi's sock) on Meta-Wiki and delete the page he created, thanks! СлаваУкраїні! 10:18, 3 August 2023 (UTC)

sorry I forgot to answer, the user is globally locked now. Reporting lock evasions to SRG will be sufficient. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:36, 12 August 2023 (UTC)

Block request

Please block 14.0.128.0/17 in ja.wiki, continued cross-wiki abuse and harass.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:21, 12 August 2023 (UTC)

Hi MCC214, I don't have admin rights at jawiki, you'll need to contact local admins [63], perhaps @Syunsyunminmin can help? Johannnes89 (talk) 10:37, 12 August 2023 (UTC)
I blocked 2 ip address. The range is too wide to block. Syunsyunminmin 🗨️talk 10:55, 12 August 2023 (UTC)

Deletion request

Could you please delete the user page User:Hoiki Lini, an obvious abuse of the user page. СлаваУкраїні! 12:53, 12 August 2023 (UTC)

Done. I have given you autopatrolled rights so you can insert speedy deletion requests on user pages. Johannnes89 (talk) 13:58, 12 August 2023 (UTC)

Protecting

Thanks for the protection of User talk:Iggy the Tortoise. I have made this edit explaining it was myself who created that account but have not made any edits while my proper account is still editing without any technical problems. Iggy the Swan (talk) 21:05, 30 August 2023 (UTC)

your welcome Johannnes89 (talk) 11:41, 31 August 2023 (UTC)

User creation log

I've just stalked through the user creation log and found another suspicious username, 98sennnanoJ, which was created one minute before the account you've earlier reported. The IP address who reverted on Wikidata obviously can't report this to SRG due to protection but at least I've added that name in. Iggy the Swan (talk) 14:44, 11 October 2023 (UTC)

And at least the user patrol grant now allows me to tag the user page for requesting deletion. Iggy the Swan (talk) 14:47, 11 October 2023 (UTC)
Thanks! I somehow didn't notice the other accounts when reporting Special:CentralAuth/No.si.ybboR (until you reported the other accounts I didn't even notice that it's Robby.is.on spelled backwards). Johannnes89 (talk) 14:48, 11 October 2023 (UTC)
Yes, I didn't notice you'd already reported so on SRG I reported one separately, but at least now both jobs have been done. Iggy the Swan (talk) 15:01, 11 October 2023 (UTC)

Johannnes89 , Hello, Nice to meet you again, on yesterday you comment on Request for Patroller rights If @MP1999 is not eligible for Patrollers, so I request to you please make final decision on there, and I tagging as section resolved if possible. Kind regards~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 15:32, 24 October 2023 (UTC)

Hi, I don't think there is much harm in leaving it open (e.g. in case they want to react to the latest messages) before a final decision is being made --Johannnes89 (talk) 08:32, 25 October 2023 (UTC)
Johannnes89, Well and Thanks for replying me. Kind regards~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 10:55, 25 October 2023 (UTC)

Hello, there is an edit war going on, can you do something about it? Alibek Attamonov (talk) 15:56, 30 October 2023 (UTC)

I just saw that it was blocked, thank you very much! Alibek Attamonov (talk) 15:57, 30 October 2023 (UTC)
your welcome :) Johannnes89 (talk) 15:58, 30 October 2023 (UTC)

Interpreter's flag

@Johannnes89 Hello, brother and colleague! The question is, I am new to this section (I came from Uzbek Wikipedia), I would like to get a translator flag, I translate rules and other articles for Russian meta Wikipedia and Uzbek version, what are the conditions for getting it and how? Thank you in advance for your help and explanation. Alibek Attamonov (talk) 07:37, 2 November 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Alibek Attamonov, anyone can do translations on Meta, see Meta:Babylon for more information and helpful links. Thanks for your help!
If you are asking about Meta:Translation administrators: I don't think you need this flag (and I honestly don't think you have the necessary experience yet). Translation admin permissions are not used for translating pages but just for preparing pages to be translated. Johannnes89 (talk) 07:58, 2 November 2023 (UTC)
Oh, I got it, all right! Thank you so much for the quick response!) Alibek Attamonov (talk) 07:59, 2 November 2023 (UTC)

Request for autopatrolled

Hello @Johannnes89, I just noticed that the edits that I make using the work account count in the unpatrolled stuff. Could you please add me to the autopatrollers so that the edits that I make to DCW and pages that are relevant to it, do not go through regular patrolling? Best regards, ─ Aafi @ DCW (talk) 11:54, 10 November 2023 (UTC)

Hi @TheAafi (DCW), you have autopatrolled permissions already [64]. I can't explain why this edit of yours [65] wasn't autopatrolled, perhaps a bug and autopatrolled somehow doesn't work when marking a page for translation? Johannnes89 (talk) 12:03, 10 November 2023 (UTC)
@Johannnes89, ahh, jeez. I really forgot that I was already granted autopatrolled. Not sure of the bug either. ─ Aafi @ DCW (talk) 17:52, 10 November 2023 (UTC)

User:BallBotru

@Johannnes89 Hi. I wanted to post this in the discussion, but it's taking a very long time to review requests there. Now another blocking circumvention has reappeared, recreating articles in small sections of Wikipedia, also in other sections of Wiki projects. Please consider blocking him!

P.S. The article has just been removed from Serbian Wikipedia Alibek Attamonov (talk) 10:09, 11 November 2023 (UTC)

Thanks, I deleted the article in a couple of wikis with no / few active admins. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:47, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Alibek Attamonov (talk) 10:48, 11 November 2023 (UTC)

Your RfCNA

Hello, following a successful request you have been made a Central Notice Administrator. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 10:14, 11 November 2023 (UTC)

Thank you! :) Johannnes89 (talk) 10:47, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
Congratulations now you're a Central Notice Administrator.Kind regards :)

~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 11:10, 11 November 2023 (UTC)

More cases

Hi. What do you think about d:Wikidata:Project chat#More cases? Thanks in advance, Paucabot (talk) 06:57, 21 November 2023 (UTC)

@Paucabot thanks for continuing our discussion here. At first glance, I don't think your new cases are related to the Boushaki spam by LTA Zouaoui16 (at least some of them like Torsten Haß are definitely not). Nevertheless even if unrelated this still appears to be spam so it should be investigated as well. But as I said it will probably take some time for me to take a closer look. Best regards --Johannnes89 (talk) 07:35, 21 November 2023 (UTC)
They are not related, of course. I only have put them there because they could seem cross-wiki spam. If you know any better place to warn about these cases, just let me know. Thanks in advance, Paucabot (talk) 07:59, 21 November 2023 (UTC)

Boushaki family

Hi, Johannes89. Could you take a look at not contested deletions from this spammer like the ones I put here? Thanks in advance. Paucabot (talk) 11:23, 2 December 2023 (UTC)

@Paucabot I browsed through your global contributions and went ahead with deletions at all projects where global sysop permissions are enabled and your deletion requests have not been declined (or put under discussion) by local sysops [66][67]. Johannnes89 (talk) 12:51, 3 December 2023 (UTC)

Continue RFH Request

Add 梁善知 (talk · contribs), LTA vandal 梁善知 page in zh-yue wiki and create sockpuppet 梁善知 (talk · contribs), self-edited and directed, previous this LTA vandal 繆昀希 page in zh-yue wiki and create sockpuppet 繆昀希 (talk · contribs).-- MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:54, 10 December 2023 (UTC)

Blocked, even though I don't think a local block is really necessary. If the account has not been active on metawiki, just request a global lock at SRG. Johannnes89 (talk) 13:08, 10 December 2023 (UTC)
Sometimes this LTA create account (e.g.繆昀希) after, he or she don't edit quickly and do not meaningful edit in user page after few days (Because SRG have been semi-protected), that means WP:GAME and edit in SRG (Broke semi-protected) after got autoconfirmed, so I feel block in local is need (梁善知 not got autoconfirmed, so this LTA don't edit because he or she edit after don't got autoconfirmed).--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 13:34, 10 December 2023 (UTC)

Add 藝興大廈白布街 (talk · contribs), user name  It looks like a duck to me.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 02:52, 11 December 2023 (UTC)

I'm not fully convinced of your arguments above (I would rather prefer denying them any attention unless they actually edit on Meta), but I went ahead and blocked the account. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:40, 11 December 2023 (UTC)

Reverting cross-wiki abuse

Hello,

I noticed your deletion of a page on the Breton Wikipedia so I am taking the opportunity to ask a question since it looks like you could answer it. I occasionally revert spam/abuse on multiple wikis when they hit the Breton Wikipedia, on which I am a sysop. However, it is incredibly impractical, what with captchas, reverting without the rollback rights, the user interface switching to the wiki’s default, and so forth. Since you are a member of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team and a global sysop, what would you advise in order to make it more practical for me? I see that there is a global rollback status but I don’t think I am eligible because I don’t make "heavy use" of revert (because it is impractical, chicken and egg…). Apparently there are several tools and gadgets but it is not clear to me which one would be appropriate for my use case (no global rollback, need to work on all wikis, need to work on Linux). I did look at Help:Reverting but I couldn’t find the god-mode script on the enwiki page, and gadgets seem to require that I install them on every wiki. What can you recommend? How do the SWMT members do it? Huñvreüs (talk) 15:51, 17 December 2023 (UTC)

Hi @Huñvreüs, thanks for reaching out! I recommend using TwinkleGlobal, a very useful script for reverts, speedy deletion requests and SRG requests which works on all wikis (sometimes it takes a few seconds to load if ones internet connection isn't very well).
If you want to patrol recent changes at other wikis, I recommend SWViewer or Huggle, but for the purpose of reverting xwiki spam after you encountered it at your home wiki, TwinkleGlobal is the best option.
Regarding „user interface switching to the wiki’s default“ I recommend taking a look at Special:GlobalPreferences where you can choose which skin, language etc. you want to see across all wikis.
And User:Krinkle/Tools/Global SUL might help against some annoying captcha problems. 4 days after installing it and using Special:BlankPage/globalsul to create your account on all wikis, you should be autoconfirmed on most wikis (except for the few wikis which have editcount requirements, in those few you might still encounter captchas until getting autoconfirmed by reaching the necessary number of edits). It's possible to ask for a global captcha exemption, but in my experience Global SUL solves the problem sufficiently for most wikis, so no real need in my opinion.
Johannnes89 (talk) 16:17, 17 December 2023 (UTC)

Once again, that global spammer

Hello! The global spammer has reappeared and started recreating articles about Ruslan Saberov, he has already deleted himself in several sections, I can't write to Bashkir Wikipedia administrators, as it is a small section and the admins are not active enough. Alibek Attamonov (talk) 01:59, 21 December 2023 (UTC)

Done deleted + global lock requested [68]. Johannnes89 (talk) 09:30, 21 December 2023 (UTC)
Thank you very much, I will try to follow the member's actions in the future, because he registers new accounts anyway. I think it would be better to block article titles globally: Саберов Руслан, Ruslan Saberov, and in a similar style so as not to recreate articles in other sections Alibek Attamonov (talk) 11:33, 21 December 2023 (UTC)
I don't think this can be done as long as some projects decide not to delete the article. Johannnes89 (talk) 19:06, 21 December 2023 (UTC)
That's right, I tried to mention this to the administrators of the Tatar section, it's the only place where the article still stands. But I suggested it so that in the future a member would not recreate articles in other sections, as it has been the case all the time. If you protect the title from creation, it will disappear from Tatar Wikipedia or what?
Just, as I remember, you yourself even wrote in the discussion, but you got a rejection, but the participant does not stop creating more and more new accounts and trying to write about this Ruslan everywhere. Alibek Attamonov (talk) 02:05, 22 December 2023 (UTC)

It doesn't end any more

The member I mentioned above won't stop spamming. He has already created a draft in the English wikipedia and in its simple version, fortunately he was quickly blocked there. He also started adding quotes (he was also removed from there), maybe we can still apply the theme I mentioned above? Alibek Attamonov (talk) 09:42, 27 December 2023 (UTC)

I've requested a global lock. Still not sure about blocking new page creations. You might want to raise this at Talk:Title blacklist so other Meta-Admins and Stewards can voice their opinions. Johannnes89 (talk) 14:34, 28 December 2023 (UTC)
Well, I'll try, but the member won't stop bypassing the blocking and recreating article about this Ruslan guy Alibek Attamonov (talk) 18:32, 28 December 2023 (UTC)
Well, what I guessed happened again. The contestant is now mass-filling articles about this Ruslan all over the place Alibek Attamonov (talk) 08:36, 29 December 2023 (UTC)

This member is an already blocked member on angl wiki for marianetka, has been involved in angl wikipedia deletion of significant articles. Now he has moved to Simple version and is doing the same thing. What can we do about it? Alibek Attamonov (talk) 11:11, 5 January 2024 (UTC)

The user has been blocked on simplewiki a couple of weeks ago but was granted an unblock: simple:User talk:Mastashat#Unblock. If you think they are continuing their disruptive behaviour you might want to raise the issue at simple:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. There is nothing I could do about it as simple wiki is not a small wiki, therefore out of scope for global sysops. --Johannnes89 (talk) 11:55, 5 January 2024 (UTC)
Got it, I'll keep an eye on his activities. In English wiki he was blocked for marianetka and spamming, in the end, in simple he does the same thing, it looks funny. Are there any global admins who are linked to simple wikipedia? Alibek Attamonov (talk) 12:00, 5 January 2024 (UTC)
I think all simplewiki admins are equipped to deal with possible xwiki issues, many of them [69] are stewards/global sysops/global rollbacker [70][71][72] or have previously held one of these permissions. Johannnes89 (talk) 12:58, 5 January 2024 (UTC)
All right, I'll keep an eye on him, see what else he does. Alibek Attamonov (talk) 15:31, 5 January 2024 (UTC)

Global filter 278

Hello. It seems we have a false positive on fr wiki here.

The sentence "Dans le cas d'une infection bactérienne secondaire, une administration de Sulfonamide est recommandée." is filtered by the filter pattern list.

Can you solve it ? Supertoff (talk) 08:08, 6 January 2024 (UTC)

Hi @Supertoff, thanks for reaching out and sorry for causing these false positives, I fixed it [73]. Johannnes89 (talk) 08:49, 6 January 2024 (UTC)
Thank you. Supertoff (talk) 09:24, 6 January 2024 (UTC)

History merge

Hi, we made a mistake & need fixing. Kindly merge history of বাংলা উইকিমৈত্রী to Bangla WikiMoitree. and also move Talk:বাংলা উইকিমৈত্রী to Talk:Bangla WikiMoitree. Thank you. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 16:29, 11 January 2024 (UTC)

Hi @আফতাবুজ্জামান, I can only merge those versions [74] of বাংলা উইকিমৈত্রী via Special:MergeHistory. It might be possible do move the old page including it's complete history by deleting the current page before moving (and then restoring the current versions afterwards). But I'm not sure if that's probably creating a new mess, as it's a translatable page which gets deleted by FuzzyBot not by me. Do you need the complete history? Johannnes89 (talk) 16:53, 11 January 2024 (UTC)
You are right, that would probably create more mess. Complete history merge not needed, just those versions [6] would be fine. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 17:26, 11 January 2024 (UTC)
Done [75]. Johannnes89 (talk) 17:56, 11 January 2024 (UTC)

Is this some kind of joke?

I've now been accused of claiming that my account is similar to the accounts of some spammers on the English Wikipedia, even though I've never made any edits to that section.

Especially, administrators Spicy and MER-C, maybe you can help somehow?

I try to always fight spam and vandalism, and I manage to be accused of it, and I remember how it happened with my colleague from Tatar Wikipedia (he is an administrator there), when he was also accused of it and blocked. It's very stupid, to be honest.... Alibek Attamonov (talk) 19:10, 16 January 2024 (UTC)

Hi @Alibek Attamonov you will need to discuss this with @Spicy and/or @MER-C. It appears that you are using the same IP-Range as some blocked sockpuppets. That itself doesn't necessarily have to mean much – depending on the range size, number of other editors within that range and a couple of other indicators it could simply be a false positive. Checkusers will take a look at other indicators as well, e.g. your user agent or behavioural evidence, which is why they seemingly decided to give it the benefit of the doubt, although technical evidence apparently suggests that your account is very similar to the other ones.
If you want my honest opinion: Looking at your global edits [76] (first ever global edit [77], second one [78]) your level of skill editing Wikipedia seems unusually well compared to other newbies. Of course this doesn't have to mean much either, I could imagine many plausible explanations (e.g. gaining editing experience via IP before creating an account). But without assuming good faith this might lead other people to think you are experienced because this is a sockpuppet account.
I've only dealt briefly with Papa2004 so far (the xwiki spam usually doesn't affect my homewiki), so I don't want to jump to conclusions without further reading (especially as I don't have access to the CU data). But my initial impression is, that this is probably a false positive – it would be quite unusual for Papa2004 to help fight against other xwiki spam like you did several times with sockpuppets of NOFXXX812 [79][80]. But again: You will need to discuss this with enwiki checkusers. Johannnes89 (talk) 20:25, 16 January 2024 (UTC)
It looks very strange, yes, maybe my first edit was too much like a professional edit, but no, I was also wrong and my mistakes were corrected, and my first contribution was when I translated from Russian wikipedia into languages I speak (indicated on the page).
I'll tell you more, I struggle not only here, but also in the Uzbek section, which unfortunately the admins of the English wiki didn't even dare to look at.
Every day, I delete more than 5-6 articles in the Uzbek section, I also try to delete them in the Tatar section, but it is not as "horrible" there as in the Uzbek section. I also created a separate spam block, in the same Uzbek section of wikipedia. So I think, rather more I think, that this is a very big stupid thing to do Alibek Attamonov (talk) 21:05, 16 January 2024 (UTC)
I understand that such allegations are upsetting (especially in case they are wrong). Please keep in mind that Spicy and MER-C are just doing their job. If checkuser evidence (editing within the same IP-range) suggests that an account might be a sockpuppet violating enwiki policy, this needs to be investigated. You might think that this is stupid, but please consider Meta:Civility. Anyway it seems like the SPI case has been closed without any action against you, so no need to worry. If you still need to discuss something, I suggest once again to contact Spicy or MER-C. Johannnes89 (talk) 23:02, 16 January 2024 (UTC)
All right, got it! Thank you very much, we'll see what happens, hopefully everything will be fine and the same story will not repeat as it was with the person I mentioned above (administrator of the Tatar section of Wikipedia). Alibek Attamonov (talk) 02:43, 17 January 2024 (UTC)

What does the abbreviation "GS" mean

Hello! You undid the my changes here, reason "glwiki is not a GS wiki, please contact local sysops. I requested a global block due to xwiki abuse at SRG -> Special:Diff/26099625". Thank you, but what does the abbreviation "GS" mean? Have nice day! Julius 12345 (talk) 09:20, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

Hi @Julius 12345, GS = global sysops. We can only act on small wikis where our permissions are enabled, which is not the case at glwiki.
By the way: The page Global sysops/Requests ist intended for requests concerning wikis without any active administrators - even when our permissions are enabled we usually prefer to leave matters to local administrators. And in cases of crosswiki vandalism (which ist what the IP was doing) a global block is needed, which can only be issued by stewards -> SRG. Johannnes89 (talk) 10:01, 21 January 2024 (UTC)
Okey. Thank you! Julius 12345 (talk) 10:04, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

German section of Wikipedia

Decided to try and contribute to the German section of Wikipedia, how many constructive edits are needed to get an autopatrol flag? It would be nice to get there, I'm currently contributing to several sections at once, in the future I want to try to get global permissions Alibek Attamonov (talk) 01:57, 22 January 2024 (UTC)

Hi, to be honest I don't think this is a good idea. Dewiki has plenty of experienced users patrolling recent changes. Without proper knowledge of our dewiki policies and the necessary German language proficiency you will likely make too many mistakes, causing more disturbance rather than being an actual help. Wrong reverts can cause newbies to stop editing Wikipedia, that's why a high accuracy rate is especially important when working at recent changes (see en:WP:NEWBIES as well).
I noticed several of your edits have already been reverted, e.g. when users tried to fix obvious spelling- or grammar-mistakes [81][82][83] or made other useful changes [84][85][86][87]. Please note that except in cases of clear vandalism one should give a reason why they are reverting another users edit – especially when the other user used the edit summary to explain the edit (e.g. [88] -> it was indeed a typo).
That's why I recommend to not interfere with local patrolling except for cases of clear crosswiki vandalism/spam or when you are familiar with the local policies and the project's language.
As to your question: Dewiki doesn't have autopatroll. We have autoreview permissions which will be automatically granted when one fulfils all our criteria, but it can also be removed if the edit quality is too low (e.g. too many mistakes when reverting other users). Johannnes89 (talk) 08:52, 22 January 2024 (UTC)
Got it, thank you very much, I'll be careful when contributing to the German section. I'll also try to put it in there more correctly. Alibek Attamonov (talk) 12:02, 22 January 2024 (UTC)

I've been blocked on the English wikipedia.

@Johannnes89 It's either such a joke or such a prank. Question is, what did I do wrong? Translate the article into the languages I know? This is some kind of misunderstanding, moreover, these "smart guys" will file a global blocking, and our kind global admins will not even sort it out and block the account. Alibek Attamonov (talk) 12:41, 24 January 2024 (UTC)

As I said in #Is this some kind of joke?: It appears there is strong technical evidence linking your account to sockpuppets of a globally locked user. You may follow the advice given at en:User talk:Alibek Attamonov if you believe the CU data is wrong and you have been mistakenly identified as LTA Papa2004. But if you file an unblock request / want to discuss your block with the blocking administrator, always follow Meta:Civility / en:WP:Civility. If the CU data is correct, you have evaded your global lock with hundreds of sockpuppets, which is more than enough reason to block your account per en:WP:BLOCKEVASION. Further failure to comply with Meta:Civility will lead to a block on this project as well. Johannnes89 (talk) 13:01, 24 January 2024 (UTC)

Hallo! Wieso haben Sie den Artikel entfernt? Sieht eigentlich nicht als Spam aus... Comp1089 (talk) 19:01, 8 February 2024 (UTC)

Hi @Comp1089, the article was created by sockpuppets of Special:CentralAuth/NOFXXX812 (en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/NOFXXX812/Archive), all of them involved in this crosswiki spam. If you take a look at ba:Махсус:Тергеҙеү/Саберов Руслан Юрьевич you will notice that Special:CentralAuth/Nublo777, Special:CentralAuth/FlangOff and Special:CentralAuth/NotNotnub have been globally locked. The article got deleted across many projects [89]. I've just reported their latest sockpuppet [90]. Johannnes89 (talk) 20:17, 8 February 2024 (UTC)