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en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
it-2 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello intermedio in italiano.
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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Linedwell!, 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). Happy editing! — Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 01:30, 22 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you![edit]

This barnstar is given to you for your help with the 2011 fundraiser translation.
This barnstar is given to you for your help with the 2011 fundraiser translation.

Hi! I just want to thank you and give you this barnstar for your help with the translation of the 2011 fundraiser! The fundraiser was the best we ever had, both in terms of the amount we collected and in terms of number of translations. We couldn't have done either one without the help we got from you and other translators. If you are interested, we made a report, which has some statistics about the translations.

And: I have one more request, and that is that you take this survey. You may have got an e-mail about it, and if you did, please ignore this. But if you didn't it would be great if you would take this survey too, so we can learn to improve the translation experience.

Again, thanks for your help with translations – you're awesome! Jon Harald Søby (WMF) 13:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for the Barnstar, it will be one little more motivation to help with translations in the future. Sorry for my awfull english, I 'm not very good in foreign languages. --Linedwell@frwiki 16:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Fundraising translation feedback[edit]

Hey Linedwell,

I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback in french using This Link

Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.

Many Thanks

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 07:20, 26 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Boris Vian[edit]

Salut Linedwell

Je suis très découragé. Cela fait cinq fois que j'envoie le message reçu de la cohérie boris Vian ( héritiers de Boris Vian) et la photo qu'ils m'ont envoyé attachée au message. On vient de la supprimer en disant qu'il n'y a pas eu d'autorisation. Iù uis-je encore envoyer ce messages ( les héritiers Vian commencent à en avoir marre de wikimedia commons, ils sont comme moi, ils ne comprennent rien). Merci pour ton aide.--Lepetitlord (talk) 21:35, 8 March 2014 (UTC) (sur wikipédia je suis là http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Lepetitlord)Reply

Userbox template[edit]

Hi, I noticed that the latest SWMT userbox edit removed its capability to be placed at the centre... can that be added or go back to hard-coding if it had more options? -- Mentifisto 21:30, 15 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Mentifisto: Hi, it seems SWMT userbox lost is capability to be centered (like every other userbox, {{User OTRS}}

, {{User admin}} , ...) but this capacity wasn't "excpected" for an userbox. About the hardcoding I don't think this is a good idea for 1 reason, the size of this "fake box" isn't the same than the "true boxes". Linedwell@frwiki (talk) 22:23, 15 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

What do you mean by fake and true boxes? Including <center> will change its size? -- Mentifisto 18:41, 17 January 2015 (UTC)Reply
@Mentifisto: I call "true" infobox the ones using the {{Userbox}} template. The previous box had a different size than the boxes using {{Userbox}}. Adding the <center> wouldn't change the size. But it would "break" the displays of regular boxes and this one when used on the same page. Linedwell@frwiki (talk) 19:02, 17 January 2015 (UTC)Reply
'Float' is a parameter on enwiki's template... would that also alter the size? Only problem is, it doesn't seem to be able to align to the center... -- Mentifisto 02:10, 18 January 2015 (UTC)Reply
@Mentifisto: Float doesn't alter the size, and yes "center" isn't a valid parameter to the float property (allowed ones are: "none", "left", "right", "initial" and "inherit" (float property documentation). Linedwell@frwiki (talk) 10:04, 18 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[edit]

Hello! Will you look, please, at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/ That seems to be a destructive bot. What do you think about it? Domitori (talk) 04:12, 17 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Domitori: Hi, it seems to be a bot but edit summary is one of commons:Mediawiki:Gadget-AjaxQuickDelete.js that is enabled (by default) for everyone (including non logged users) on Commons. Kindly, Linedwell@frwiki (talk) 11:21, 17 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
There is similar case at the Russian version of wikisource, but this time the bot is handled by the registered user Lozman, who removes the text of the following authors:
The texts are moved to some strange site http://wikilivres.ru
There, the user with the same nick Lozman removes them with pretext of violation of the copyright
(the licenses from Wikisource are not transferred to that site).
You may look for the example at
Do you think, such an activity also should be allowed? Domitori (talk) 13:21, 21 February 2015 (UTC)Reply


Hello Linedwell,

On behalf of the stewards' election committee, congratulations on your election as a steward! Your permissions have now been set and you are able to start working.

You have been added to the list of stewards and the stewards' chart. Please take a moment to check that your details are accurate and update them if necessary.

You have been given access to the mailing lists related to your steward duties, which include: checkuser-l, the private mailing list for Wikimedia checkusers, stewards-l, the private list for stewards. In addition, you have been or will be given access to the related private wikis, one for checkusers and the other solely for stewards, details of which will be provided.

If you use IRC, you will be given access to several channels, including #wikimedia-checkuserconnect and #wikimedia-privacyconnect. Please also idle in #wikimedia-stewardsconnect when you are available for duty.

Best of luck with your new tools; I am sure you will do a fantastic job. Please remember that your fellow stewards are always available if you need a second opinion, either via the mailing list or on IRC.

Useful links:

On behalf of the election committee,

Snowolf How can I help? 21:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

I congratulate you! I wish you success in your work! Best regards, --►Cekli829 13:34, 1 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

hi, wooow congratulations, you have become stewards :) --SurdusVII 20:19, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks guys :) Linedwell (talk) 21:58, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

bot request[edit]

Linedwell can you confirm some of the bot request as a steward?-Mr wikilover (talk) 09:34, 18 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Renommage ?[edit]

Bonjour Linedwell,

Que pouvons-nous répondre à cette demande ? Est-ce que tu peux la prendre en charge ? Merci de ton aide précieuse :-) --Zyephyrus (talk) 08:11, 2 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

Bonjour Zyephyrus,
Cette requête requiert l'utilisation de l'outil de fusion de comptes, qui n'est pas encore disponible (encore en test par les développeurs). Il y a également un petit souci, si l'utilisateur qui possède ces 2 comptes ne se souvient pas de son mot de passe, je pense que la demande de fusion ne pourra pas être acceptée (vu qu'il doit prouver qu'il possède les deux comptes avant de pouvoir les fusionner). Cordialement, Linedwell (talk) 08:20, 2 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

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An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that anyone with access to nonpublic information sign the new confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 22 December 2015) to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have access to nonpublic information and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. The general confidentiality agreement is now ready, and the OTRS agreement will be ready after 22 September 2015. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnum(_AT_)wikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 22 December 2015) to retain your access to nonpublic information. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

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Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 23:33, 15 September 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Done, taken into account and already signed the agreement. Waiting for OTRS one. Linedwell (talk) 09:36, 16 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnum(_AT_)wikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

Thank you,
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Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:20, 28 September 2015 (UTC)TranslateGet helpReply

Done, Linedwell (talk) 21:26, 28 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wîkîgotin and Wîkînûçe[edit]

Merhaba. Wîkîpirtûk'da hizmetli yok. Beni hizmetli yapabilir misiniz? Wîkînûçe Kürtçe haber açabilir misiniz? Mehk63 (talk) 19:42, 10 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

WM PL toolserver block[edit]

Thnks for softenning the block!

BTW, could you hint me any way how can we avoid such accidental blocks in future? Is adding all bots operating from this server the ipblock-extempt right on all projects they are active in the only way? Unfortunately, if the bots are stopped for longer period of time as such a block is not noticed, resetting their maintenance work to the right way is highly time consuming. Ankry (talk) 18:38, 27 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Ankry: I suppose the only way to avoid this accidental block in future is looking at the block log before to block. For very active bots, a global IP Block Exempt can be requested here. Kindely, Linedwell (talk) 19:33, 27 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thx. Local extempts would be enough in theese cases as no bot is highly active on more than 3-4 projects. Unfortunately, MediaWiki:Autoblock_whitelist seems to no longer work (phab:T119758) Ankry (talk) 21:01, 27 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Richiesta approvazione[edit]

Carissimo, abbiamo caricato le 6 illustrazioni secondo le istruzioni di Commons:OTRS sul link https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesareo_di_Terracina e fatto inviare dall'autore delle illustrazioni un email a permissions-commons@wikimedia.org . Potresti aiutarci? graziee — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Frangpan (talk)

@Frangpan: Ciao, ho indicato sulle illustrazioni il numero delle richieste. Ho risposto da mail per avere più informazioni per validare le autorizzazioni. Linedwell (talk) 15:42, 10 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Carissimo, abbiamo caricato un illustrazione secondo le istruzioni di Commons:OTRS sul link https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martirio_dei_SS._Cesario_diacono_e_Giuliano_presbitero_in_Terracina.jpg e fatto inviare dall'autore dell’ illustrazione un email a permissions-commons@wikimedia.org . Potresti aiutarci per avere l’ autorizzazione per l'uso di quest'opera, verificata ed archiviata nel sistema OTRS di Wikimedia.? graziee Potresti aiutarci? graziee — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Frangpan (talk)

@Frangpan: Ciao, autorizzazione convalidata. Linedwell (talk) 12:22, 19 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

grazie, è stata verificata! ma purtroppo non è stata ancora trasferita anche su immagini Commons, come mai? tu puoi aiutarmi?

Per per pubblicare le immagini su Commons, si deve usare commons:Special:Upload, quella immagine è solo sulla Wikipedia Italiana perchè hai usato it:Special:Upload. Se usi il primo link, puoì transferire l'immagine su Commons (puoi anche aggiungere nella descrizione il numero OTRS che ho agiunto. Linedwell (talk) 17:57, 19 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations?[edit]

Hello, thanks for adding multiple new translations in your language here at Meta-Wiki in recent years. Please join the discussion with your opinion: Should FuzzyBot automatically remove all potentially outdated translations?. Nemo (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Confirmation discussions[edit]

Dear Linedwell,

As you probably know, the confirmation discussions for Stewards have been closed. In order to determine the outcome of these discussions, you are invited to comment on Talk:Stewards/Confirm/2016 before scheduled closure of the confirmation section "one week after the appointment of the newly elected stewards" (Sunday 6th of March, 17:22 UTC), though the closing time might be extended at the ElectCom's discretion for an extra week if it is believed "further input is required before concluding". All stewards are welcome to comment, including those newly elected.

For those who ran for confirmation, consider revising comments regarding you, and replying to those where appropriate. Savhñ 08:01, 4 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Sysop flag on maiwiki[edit]

Namaste Linedwell,
First! Sorry for my behaviour, I was stressed with my real life problems and my recent RFA on wikidata was not successful. So that i think to retired but now I'm ok and want to back to my works. So, Can my sysop right be back or not? Regards, TBhagat (talk) 12:53, 17 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Tulsi Bhagat: Hi, I'm sorry but once a flag is removed the only way to regain it is a local RFA (and a new consensus). That's why we usually wait 24h before to proceed to the removal. Regards, Linedwell (talk) 13:19, 17 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
It's ok. I'll processed for local discussion then. Regards, TBhagat (talk) 13:28, 17 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Spam blacklist edit[edit]

Hi, this edit looks incorrect...? John Vandenberg (talk) 02:44, 20 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Cross-wiki watchlist[edit]

Hi! You voted for the cross-wiki watchlist as an important suggestions in the community wishlist survey last year. I'm pinging editors who showed interest in that task to tell them we have some suggestions for how things could look, if you'd like to glance at them and give us some feedback. You can find them on the project page on Meta. If you'd like to share any comments, you're very welcome to do so on the talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 00:52, 21 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

I'm sorry linedwell[edit]

I want only to translate checkuser page. :)Murbaut (talk) 09:02, 29 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Murbaut: No problem, I have seen it was a mistake. Linedwell (talk) 16:35, 29 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Adminship in bn.wikibooks.org[edit]

Hello, I have an adminship in bn.wikibooks.org but in 18 august 2016 it will be expired. Now I want to feel, its need to Extended . Please help me. You can see that I have finished a lot of books in this wiki and I am only person who is active -শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 14:22, 1 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

@শাহাদাত সায়েম: Hello, could you please submit your request on Steward requests/Permissions, to keep a track of this extension request. Thanks and regards, Linedwell (talk) 15:43, 1 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

User:名猿 probably has resurfaced[edit]

I am not sure if this is the proper place to report this but you locked User:名猿 last time. I think this user has reappeared as User:Houming180, who has the same fascination with "gay" and whose username is very similar (名猿 in Mandarin Pinyin spells as "ming hou".) N3ew throaway acount (talk) 07:22, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

@N3ew throaway acount: Hello and thanks for this information. The account Houming180 isn't currently blocked on any wiki, so we, stewards, can't lock him. Regards, Linedwell (talk) 07:39, 7 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

2016 Community Wishlist Survey[edit]


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The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

No renaming between November 20 and November 27[edit]


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

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Re: Your administrator status on the mgwiki[edit]


Merci pour ta notification. Je ne suis effectivement plus actif sur mg:, mais comme la dernière fois, vu qu'il y a très peu d'admins pour plus de 80000 articles, et qu'il est assez facile de me "réveiller", je pensais que ce serait bien que je conserve encore un peu mes droits d'admins là-bas. Je vais en faire la proposition à la communauté locale ; pour info cependant, cette dernière n'avait pas bougé il y a deux ans quand j'avais posé la même question et tes collègues de l'époque m'avaient gentiment laissé continuer à ne rien faire de mes outils :)

Bien cordialement, -- AlNo (talk) 14:59, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

@Alno: Bonjour, merci d'avoir répondu à mon message. Tu peux effectivement faire la demande à la communauté locale (même si celle-ci ne répond pas), en tout cas content de voir que tu es tout de même actif. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 15:03, 21 March 2017 (UTC)Reply
Vu, merci ! (Les dinos c'est souvent comme ça, ça ne dort que d'un oeil ;) -- AlNo (talk) 15:26, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Ah, au fait, ma demande à la communauté est là : mg:Wikipedia:Mpandrindra. -- AlNo (talk) 15:28, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Salut, je suis un peu de retour vu que mg:user:Jagwar a soutenu ma demande sur mg:Wikipedia:Mpandrindra. Il est en gros le plus gros contributeur de WP:mg et quasiment le seul admin encore vraiment actif. Bien cordialement, -- AlNo (talk) 15:04, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
D'accord, bon retour. Linedwell [talk] 07:30, 15 July 2017 (UTC)Reply


Linedwell, could you please log these additions per instructions. Though they are pretty obvious, we'd prefer to have it properly logged for any questions in the future. Thanks! --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 03:36, 3 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Beetstra: You're right, I did this addition in emergency and I forgot to log it. I will do it right now. Thank you for the reminder. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 09:17, 3 April 2017 (UTC)Reply


Bonjour et permettez-moi de me présenter : je suis Claude Piard, jadis contributeur sous le pseudo de Claude PIARD aujourd’hui quasi-banni dans des conditions pour le moins contestables. Et vous êtes mon ultime recours pour dénoncer des dérives nuisibles in fine à la réputation de Wikepdia. J'ai en effet déjà tenté d'alerter le CAR qui s'est déclaré incompétent puis fais appel récemment aux bureaucrates où mes messages sur leur PdD, revertés dans les délais les plus brefs par Habertrix, n'entrent même plus suite à une prise de contrôle que n'approuverait probablement pas la CNIL. Mais ce genre de manœuvre risquée est bien révélateur en soi de l'urgence qu'il y a pour certain(e)s de "cacher les poussières sous le tapis".

Excusez-moi donc de vous ramener loin en arrière. En novembre 2013 Litlok est intervenu sur la PaS pour TI d’un article consacré à l’ « Attitude des juifs sous le régime nazi » pour suggérer son transfert dans la catégorie Recherche en histoire de Wikiversité, ce que j’ai fait le 6 janvier 2014 non sans provoquer de réactions de Lgd/Alginatus, longtemps sous simple IP.

Deux ans plus tard, en octobre 2016 la fausse manoeuvre d’un collègue et ami qui a rapatrié par erreur les travaux résultant de l'évolution de cet article sur Wikiversité a été prétexte au procès le plus rapide de l’histoire wikipédienne. Un RA pour « désorganisation de l’encyclopédie » initié par Heddryin à mon encontre déposé le 22 octobre à 12 heures 46 a abouti à mon blocage indéfini le 24 octobre à 18 heures 41, sanction prononcée par Lomita – après une large consultation certes – aux motifs allégués de « WP-POINT, meatpuppetry et contournement de décision communautaire », la décision étant appliquée par Starus. Le RA initial a été clos dès le 23 par la même Lomita à 9 heures 33 – soit 15 heures après son ouverture – pour « conflit d’édition » trois minutes exactement après le dépôt de mon argumentaire, la discussion se poursuivant ensuite uniquement sur le BA entre administrateurs où celui-ci est ignoré.

Mes tentatives d’appel au RA puis au CaR sont rapidement éludés avec pour seul effet le blocage de mon IP (2A01:E35:2E8F:19D0:E574:9CCA:1C5C:7825) et l’effacement de ma page présentation ainsi que sa PdD probablement trop compromettantes pour mes détracteurs. Depuis d’épisodiques tentatives de modestes interventions lors d’éphémères déblocages de mon IP se traduisent par son reblocage immédiat par Lomita au seul prétexte du test du canard, empêchant ainsi toute remise en cause de sa décision. Et actuellement ma détermination à faire rétablir l’exactitude des faits me vaut en RA une proposition de bannissement de la part d’Heggesipe. L’IP flottante de mon téléphone me permet néanmoins de porter à votre connaissance cette situation sur laquelle je reste prêt à fournir tous les renseignements complémentaires utiles. A cette fin, et faute d'autres moyens, mon adresse e-mail était accessible via mon ancienne page Claude PIARD. Celle-ci est certes effacée et je suppose que vous avez les outils nécessaires pour la ré-ouvrir. Néanmoins je me permets de vous la confirmer : crjpiard@free.fr

Merci d’avoir pris le temps de me lire et bonne semaine. Envoyé depuis une adresse flottante, faute de pouvoir le faire plus régulièrement.-- 16:19, 18 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Je découvre que ma connexion n'est pas bloquée sur Meta-Wiki et vous confirme donc totalement ce qui précède.--Claude PIARD (talk) 16:41, 18 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
Cette version archivée avant effacement de ma page de discussion confirme et explicite ce qui précède. Elle démontre également que j’ai épuisé tous les recours avant de vous solliciter. Sans résultats autre que provoquer une demande de bannissement. Indifférence générale ? Complot ? Quoiqu’il en soit le remplacement du respect des principes fondateurs et des recommandations écrites par le concept de « décision communautaire » ( i.e. « au soviet ») a de quoi inquiéter pour l’avenir de Wikipédia francophone--Claude PIARD (talk) 09:38, 20 April 2017 (UTC).Reply

Sysop Removal of access[edit]

Hello, we have been waiting for sysop removal of access for Xoser of Zazaki Wikipedia since almost a week. Xoser used two sock puppets for local dicussion (Neribij and Kirmanciye) although we stated that Zazaki Wikipedia is so small and a third sysop is needless and so there is a consensus about remove Xoser's sysop access. When will we receive answer? [1] Vuzorg (talk) 18:03, 25 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

I agree with Vuzorg. -- Mirzali (talk) 20:09, 25 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
Me, too. Unfortunately I can't see qualitative contributions of these guys. --asmên 22:05, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


Salut Linedwell. Je viens de te mentionner ici. Je te laisse ce message, car je crois que la notification automatique n'a pas fonctionné. Bonne journée, Jmvkrecords (Intra talk) 04:38, 7 May 2017 (UTC).Reply

@Jmvkrecords: Bonjour, en effet la notification n'a pas marché car le message (et surtout la signature) étaient déjà présents sur la page avant l'ajout du {{ping}}. Merci pour le message, je vais commencer à regarder ça. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 05:02, 7 May 2017 (UTC)Reply


Hi, I wonder did you grant this user a permanent adminship? In my opinion it should be a temporary as the wiki is a new. Regards, Stryn (talk) 16:51, 15 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Stryn: You must be right, I didn't take into account the fact it was a new wiki. How long should this temporary adminship be ? One year ? Linedwell [talk] 17:13, 15 May 2017 (UTC)Reply
I would say 3 months first as there were quite many voters. I also know new wikis where the first adminship was only 1 month, then 3 months, then 6 months and so on... but I think 3 months is a good start. Stryn (talk) 17:15, 15 May 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Stryn: OK, then I will set it as 3 months. Linedwell [talk] 17:20, 15 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Merci et nouvelle demande[edit]

Bonjour Linedwell. Tout d'abord, je voulais te remercier d'avoir répondu à cette demande. Je voulais aussi te faire remarquer que le compte Descordes emis a encore été renommé, à mon avis encore par erreur... Je te laisse voir si ça merite de le bloquer ou si on attend une nouvelle demande de renommage. Bonne journée! Jmvkrecords (Intra talk) 05:38, 30 May 2017 (UTC).Reply

@Jmvkrecords: Je suis du même avis que Masti dans son commentaire; ne prendre action qu'à la prochaine requête. Linedwell [talk] 07:23, 30 May 2017 (UTC)Reply


Bonjour Linedwell !
Je vous prie de bien vouloir donner votre avis sur la question suivante.
Le 27-07-2017, j'ai envoyé la demande d'autorisation d'importer un extrait de l'interview du réalisateur Dominique Delouche :
Dominique Delouche sur Éric Laborey (le 13-07-2017).pdf
sur Commons.
J'ai également joint à cette lettre ma correspondance avec M. Delouche où il donne l'autorisation de publication ce texte sur Wikipédia :
Re_ Éric Laborey (1-5).pdf
Le 30-07-2017, j'ai reçu la lettre de refus
Le critère « travail inédit » ne doit pas être interprété de manière étroite et bureaucratique.
Ce n'est pas une nouvelle théorie ou un concept scientifique. C'est la source primaire que l'auteur accorde exclusivement à Wikipedia. Tout est clair et évident.
J'espère votre compréhension, --V2016 (talk) 03:10, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Bonjour V2016 une telle interview ne peut malheureusement pas servir de source pour un article sur Wikipédia. En effet, comme indiqué sur cette page, les sources primaires ne peuvent être utilisées que dans des cas très précis surtout si aucune source secondaire ne vient les appuyer. Je ne peux donc qu'abonder dans le sens de la personne qui a répondu à votre ticket. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 20:07, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply


Pouvez vous parlez l'arabe ou utiliser le google traduction il y a une importante chose que je suis besoin de toi c'est le problème d'un admistrateur qui utilise ses droit méchantimant Koussayou003 (talk) 18:44, 19 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Help design a new feature to stop harassing emails[edit]

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OS on Wikidata[edit]


Until I resign, Wikidata has its own OS team and requests should be directed to us. Thanks, – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:19, 30 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Ajraddatz: The requester contacted me regarding this point on WD:OS : "In emergencies (e. g. when no local oversighter is available), oversight requests can be referred to the stewards, who can be contacted at stewards at wikimedia.org." Best regards, Linedwell [talk] 15:36, 30 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
Hi, no oversighter was online on #wikidata, so I contacted Linedwell who was online. Regards. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 15:50, 30 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
We have a mailing list for exactly such purposes. oversight at wikidata.org – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:52, 30 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
This is concerning - more attempts to contact local oversighters apparently should have been made. If you are using the emergency clause (which is really the case for any wiki with local oversighters), that should be clearly indicated in the log, and the oversight action should be particularly time-sensitive (i.e. not just somebody logged out and needing to hide their IP) and not addressable by revdel. Local oversighters should then be notified so that they can review the action. --Rschen7754 00:55, 31 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Rschen7754: You are right, I should have mentioned in the revdel log that the ticket was critical, I thought only the ticket reference would have been enough. Even if I hope this kind of request will not happen anymore, I'll try to remember next time to explicitly specify the emergency of the request. Best regards, Linedwell [talk] 01:09, 31 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
(Edit conflict.) (For the record, Linedwell clarified offline the nature of the emergency and I think that, while it could have been documented better, was a valid judgment call). --Rschen7754 01:10, 31 October 2017 (UTC)Reply


User:月立龍头Help: I haven't wiki spam, please help check<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Global#Global_lock_for_User%3A%E6%9C%88%E7%AB%8B%E9%BE%8D%E5%A4%B4>, thank you for your help! 陈少静 | 月立龍头 (talk) 07:35, 3 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Demande de blocage long d'un vandale cross-wiki[edit]


Retour d'un vandale cross-wiki connu qui ajoute des fausses informations et autres canulars sur plusieurs wikis.

Pourrais-tu stp bloquer (pour une durée très longue si possible, ça fait plusieurs années que ça dure) ces adresses IP suivantes :

Merci. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 02:55, 22 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Done, Linedwell [talk] 10:48, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Problème de spam sur Wikinews[edit]

Bonjour, je passe chaque jours pour supprimer des articles de spam tel que celui-ci sur Wikinews fr créées par des Ip différentes à chaque fois. Serait-il possible de toutes les bloquer ? Merci. --SleaY (talk) 22:05, 27 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Request about fr.wikisource[edit]

Hello Linedwell, hope you are doing well. Please can you take a look here, I think if you explain to the user on french it will be better! see this also. Thanks on advance --Alaa :)..! 19:59, 27 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

@علاء: Hello. I just left him a message, I tried to explain as well as possible. Best regards, Linedwell [talk] 04:57, 28 April 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thanks --Alaa :)..! 06:03, 28 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

Besoin d'aide[edit]

Chère Linedwell,
j'ai un souci et apparemment, vous êtes mon dernier recours pour y voir plus clair. Je participe à internationaliser les galeries sur Commons; en début d'année, un problème est survenu sur le fait d'avoir des titres de chapitre au pluriel, personnellement, je pensais qu'ils devaient tous être au singulier (sauf pour les listes). Après quelques discussions, une solution à fini par convenir à tous ex: modèle Maps. J'ai, non seulement, adopté ce type de modèle ex:ici mais commencé à participer à son développement ex:ici.

Mais, après avoir subi une menace violente et incompréhensible, cet Admin me bloque 1 semaine pour ceci (voir ici et l'intro comprise). Je suis allé sur "Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems‎" afin d'obtenir des explications. Je leur laisse le temps de prendre connaissance du problème, mais au bout d'une semaine, le sujet est archivé sans aucune explication. Donc je relance le sujet et soit, on me dit de laisser tomber, soit je reçois des menaces d'utilisateurs non-Admin.

Donc, je retourne sur la page de discussion de la galerie pour pouvoir continuer mes contributions, mais pas de réponse. Attend-t-il une modification de ma part pour me bloquer définitivement? Je ne vois plus que vous pour clarifier la situation avec cet Admin. Merci d'avance pour votre aide. Camulogene77 (talk) 18:20, 28 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Camulogene77: Bonjour, je viens de prendre connaissance des divers échanges sur les pages que vous indiquez. Bien que je comprenne votre contrariété, je pense que le conseil de Christian Ferrer est le plus judicieux (à savoir « faire le dos rond »). Je préciserai également que malheureusement, bien que steward, je ne peux être d'aucune utilité sur Commons qui ne reconnait pas ce statut et sur lequel je suis un simple contributeur (peu actif qui plus est). Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 06:19, 29 April 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Camulogene77: Bonjour, comme je suis cité je me permet de commenter. Si les utilisateurs et l'administrateur en question ne répondent pas, c'est parce que j'ai l'impression qu'il est clair pour eux qu'ils vous ont fais suffisement part de leurs points de vues. Il y a apparement un genre de consensus actuel à ne pas utiliser les labels dans les galleries, que cette opinion soit bien fondée ou non, c'est une chose, mais ce n'est pas le problème. Le problème c'est que vous ne pouvez pas aller contre le consensus, surtout dans le cas ou un administratuer vous a avertis. Je vous conseille de passer à autre chose, ou dans le cas ou le sujet vous tiens vraiment à coeur, de continuer à essayer de discuter (meme si il n'y a pas de réponse). Mais en tout cas je vous déconseille de réinstaller ces labels unilatéralement, car j'ai l'impression que cela vous causerai des problèmes, et je ne vous le souhaite pas. De toute façon, dites vous bien que si l'idée est bonne, alors elle ressortira à un moment ou à un autre. L'expression « faire le dos rond » employé ci-dessus par Linedwell est tout à fait appropriée. Christian Ferrer (talk) 06:48, 29 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

Bloquage d'un bloc IPv6[edit]

Bonjour, Je souhaite éditer des pages, mais mon adresse est bloquée car faisant partie d'un bloc/44 d'adresses IPv6. Ce bannissement me semble abusif, car très large. En effet, il concerne toutes les adresses de la forme XXXX:XXXX:XX**:****:****:****:****:****, où XXXX:XXXX:XX est la base de l'adresse que je ne souhaite pas dévoiler sur une page de discussion publique. Est-il possible d'en discuter en privé ?

--Deuxenun (talk) 21:27, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Bonjour, il est possible de discuter de ce genre de sujet en privé sur la mailing list des stewards accessible depuis Special:Contact/Stewards. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 11:15, 15 May 2018 (UTC)Reply


Bonjour, en faisant une modification sur Wiki Data j'ai reçu le message suivant:

You do not have the permissions needed to carry out this action.

Your IP address is in a range which has been blocked on all wikis.

The block was made by Linedwell (meta.wikimedia.org). The reason given is Open proxy.

Start of block: 4 août 2018 06:22

Expiration of block: 06 août 2018 06:22 ‏

étant sysop en Wiki Persane j'aimerais bien savoir de quoi s'agit-il ce blocage? c marqué Open proxy mais pk? en plus vu que la date d'expiration de ce blocage est bien 06 août pourquoi je ne suis toujours pas capable d'éditer ? Merci d'avance Dan.- (talk) 08:36, 23 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

@ارژنگ: Bonjour, je n'ai pas souvenir d'un tel blocage (mon seul blocage le 4 aout 2018 à 6:22 était : 4 août 2018 à 08:22 Linedwell (discussion | contributions | bloquer) a bloqué globalement User: (expiration 06:22, 4 November 2018) (Open proxy)). Le blocage a été effectué suite à une utilisation de cette plage d'adresses IP pour nuire à l'encyclopédie. Cependant, si ce blocage continue à vous affecter, merci de me le faire savoir (s'il s'agit de cette adresse IP ou bien d'une autre) afin que je le retire. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 17:21, 23 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Demande de blocage global[edit]

Bonjour Linedwell, j'aimerais que mon compte principal FrankyLeRoutier soit soit bloqué globalement, j'ai fais deux demandes de requête qui ont été refusées Steward requests/Global#Global lock for FrankyLeRoutier, et donc si vous ne pouvez pas effectuer cette demande, est-ce-que vous connaissez un autre steward qui accepterait de réalisé ma requête, je ne tiens vraiment pas à faire des bêtises pour justifier mon blocage. Merci beaucoup pour votre compréhension à mes problèmes de contributions. Argosy (talk) 03:43, 12 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

@FrankyLeRoutier: Bonjour. J'ai bien vu tes deux requêtes mais je ne suis malheureusement pas en mesure de les traiter moi-même. En effet, ton wiki d'origine étant le même que le mien, il m'est impossible en tant que Steward de traiter une requête de ce type. Je te conseille de tenter ta chance avec l'un des autres stewards (non dépendant de frwp) présent sur cette liste ou bien directement en envoyant un mail (en anglais) sur la liste des Stewards : Special:Contact/Stewards. En m'excusant de ne pas pouvoir t'aider davantage, Linedwell [talk] 05:59, 12 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Emergency in KaWiki[edit]

Dear steward,
Please read my explanation thoroughly. It is about an inexorable situation in the Georgian Wikipedia, the long-established. Every attempt to solve the problem locally fails again and again. So, please, do not be indifferent.
The requests are extraordinary, so I do not write on a general page, but personally.
Best regards, Deu. 18:02, 30 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Checkuser requst on ro.wikipedia by Dan Mihai Pitea[edit]

Hi @Linedwell: Can you also please look at this SRCU entry? The ro.Wikipedia admin Dan Mihai Pitea requested for checkuser evidence regarding Wikiobai. Thank you! 07:31, 5 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Happy birthday[edit]

Tomybrz Bip Bip 07:50, 14 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Tomybrz: Thank you. Linedwell [talk] 13:38, 14 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

The Affiliate-selected Board seats process welcomes your support[edit]

Hello. You are receiving this message because you are active in the field of translations <3 The movement needs you! The Nominations phase has started for the ongoing selection process of two Board members, and the timeline is quite tight.

A Translation Central is available to help translators figure out what's been covered and what's left to do. Over the course of the next few weeks, your attention on candidates' profiles is particularly welcome.

While there are four languages that are especially relevant for multiple affiliates (namely Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish), you can also add others. If you can't help: please see if you know anyone in your circle who could, and spread the word :) Thank you! Elitre (WMF) and Facilitators of ASBS 2019, 13:20, 18 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Please support the Affiliate-selected Board seats process[edit]

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Thank you! Elitre (WMF) and Facilitators of ASBS 2019, 09:46, 29 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Compte global bloqué[edit]

Bonjour Linedwell. Tu as effectué en 2017 le blocage global de l'utilisatrice User:Penellope. Je n'arrive pas à trouver sur :fr de précisions quant à l'usage de ce blocage (pas de page d'aide ?), ni savoir comment l'indiquer correctement sur sa page (toujours ouverte à l'heure actuelle). Je voulais donc savoir si tu pouvais m'indiquer où chercher mieux ? Merci d'avance. Sammyday (talk) 12:24, 11 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Sammyday: Bonjour. Après un passage dans les archives de SRG (via le menu de recherche qui s'y trouve) j'ai trouvé ce que tu désirais: Steward_requests/Global/2017-01#Global_lock_for_Penellope. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 06:20, 12 June 2019 (UTC)Reply
Merci ! Et j'ai trouvé la page d'explication sur les blocages globaux. Sammyday (talk) 07:19, 12 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

Site à blacklister (suite)[edit]


En avril 2017, vous aviez blacklisté des URL de ISIS. Je n'avais pas la page en suivi donc je ne l'avais pas remarqué au bon moment, mais une IP l'avait ajouté, et finalement ça a été réverté après 5 jours en septembre 2017. Serait-il possible svp de blacklister par précaution l'URL ? J'ignore si le lien est toujours valide et je ne pourrais pas prendre le risque de m'y connecter.

Par ailleurs, faut-il demander la suppression sur en:wiki des liens vers ce site illicite ? Cordialement. --Panam2014 (talk) 20:09, 27 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Panam2014: Bonjour. Le lien n'est plus valide il est donc superflu de l'ajouter à la blacklist à présent. Concernant le retrait de tels liens sur en.wp cela devrait être discuté sur le projet concerné, les stewards n'ayant pas dans leurs attributions de prendre ce genre de décision seuls. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 07:10, 28 June 2019 (UTC)Reply


All in check list is comfirmed are the same user?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 06:47, 30 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

Most of them, for others we can't be sure. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 09:59, 30 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

Checking votes[edit]

Hello, just a note, votes should be checked through Template:Stewards/Elections 2020/Voters/Check, a bot will then transfer it to the votings itself. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:39, 9 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Martin Urbanec: Oh you're right, I was feeling that there was something wrong but I didn't remember what. Thanks for the reminder. Linedwell [talk] 19:42, 9 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

My account has been blocked[edit]

Hello, I am a 中文維基百科 user(ID:wikiki0000),my account has been blocked ,and I have no idea, other user tell me to ask for help in here. Thank you for help.Wikiki0000 (talk) 10:14, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

For Linedwell: Seen this, I'm local sysop, if you need any assistance, please ping me here. --Hamish 10:17, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Wikiki0000 and Hamish: Hello to both of you. All that I can tell you is that your account have been identified during this CheckUser request. I didn't perform any block after this check. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 12:25, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
Hi, could you reveal if they are using proxy/VPN? --Hamish 15:36, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Hamish:, it doesn't seems to be a proxy/VPN but a regular ISP. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 18:04, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
Copy, thanks. --Hamish 03:45, 22 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

A global lock on an account I blocked, but have now unblocked[edit]

I see that you have globally locked the account Møstbarr following a report at Steward requests/Global. I had earlier blocked the account on English Wikipedia, but I have now received further information which has led me to think I may have been mistaken, so I have unblocked the account. I don't know how much, if at all, my block influenced your decision to globally lock the account, but if your decision was significantly based on my block then you may like to consider whether there is enough evidence without my block to justify the lock, or whether you should lift it. JBW (talk) 12:15, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi, just to notify you that you've been tricked by Leunirba. It's a Lascava/MaoMio sock that is now asking steward to lock all the users that revert his vandalisms. And you did it! Hopefull he's blocked right now. Cheers --Ruthven (msg) 17:33, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
@JBW and Ruthven: Hi to both of you and thank you for reporting me this case, I'm sorry (and ashamed) to have been fooled. Thanks also to Wim b who unlocked Møstbarr quickly. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 18:21, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Help on Swahili Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Linedwell, I hope you are doing great. I am an Admin in Swahili Wikipedia. We are currently facing a problem, there is a category been created on some articles. The category is not user created, we reckon the category is created due to the infobox placed in those articles. The link to the category is [[2]]. May you please help on how we could fix this to remove this category.

Thanks, --Ebenezer Mlay (talk) 18:13, 11 January 2021 (UTC)Reply


Eres bien abusador, seguro yo tengo más estudios que tú ¿con qué moral te atreves a bloquearme? yo he hecho muy buenos aportes y con buenas fuentes, quizás tu fundamento es político ideológico, pero no objetivo, pues si de alguna manera hubiera cometido un error, se corrige y se explica. Al otro lado del mundo te has ganado a una persona que te desea todo mal, por impertinente, abusador y arbitrareo. Heroearaucano1 (talk) 04:02, 7 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Blocking for edit in Wikipedia[edit]

Hello. I send a mail in February 5, about a IP edit blocking. I write you because this blocking continues and I can´t edit in WP. The mail was this:

Hello. My name is Sergio Arenas Benavides, from Chile, and my user profile is Xarucoponce. I write because can't edit in the Wikipedia app, because my IP appears blocked, because my phone IP is included in a list of blocked directions. I'm not English speaker, so I couldn't explain well my situation, so I send the message that appeared in my app (in Spanish). So, I beg you to quit me of the situation and I can edit again in the WP app. Sincerely yours,

My ticket number is #2021020510011711, according to Wikimedia Stewards.

Sincerely yours, --Xarucoponce (talk) 15:47, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Xarucoponce: the range block have been fixed by another steward and you should no longer be affected by it. Sorry for the delay for answering you, I was quite busy IRL. Best regards, Linedwell [talk] 13:45, 26 February 2021 (UTC)Reply


Hi! Do you have any suggestions for how we can make some progress on Steward_requests/Global#Global_lock_for_Mmoates_sock(s)? Bovlb (talk) 19:19, 12 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Bovlb: This account is now unlocked. Linedwell [talk] 20:56, 12 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021[edit]


I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 26 June, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 14:04, 2 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Signed up, Linedwell [talk] 06:55, 3 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021[edit]

Greetings SWMT member,

I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 10 July, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 03:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Signed up, Linedwell [talk] 06:55, 3 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Requête pour Wikimedia France...[edit]

Hello Linedwell

On est tombé sur un os... est-ce que tu peux résoudre le problème ? https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Username_changes#Wikimedia_France

Merci d’avance

Anthere (talk) 13:03, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Anthere: Hello. J'ai bien compris le problème et effectivement sur la partie du renommage je pourrais aider, en revanche pour assigner une adresse mail à un autre compte, j'ai bien peur que ça ne soit que du ressort de l'équipe technique car les stewards n'ont pas la main là dessus. Cordialement, Linedwell [talk] 13:14, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Oui, je ne suis même pas certaine que l'équipe technique puisse en fait. Alors renommons, renommons. Au moins, on est certain que Sarah a la main sur le compte qu'elle a créé aujourd'hui... Anthere (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:05, 22 June 2021 (UTC).Reply

Demande de disparition du compte[edit]

Est ce que vous pouvez masquer mon compte  ? Noah Sokolowski (talk) 20:59, 18 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Comment Comment See my Meta talk page and the same question to a Commons admin and Oversighters. [24Cr][talk] 01:46, 20 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Regarding an account you locked[edit]

Special:CentralAuth/Wasserbräuner Wasserbräuner Wasserbräuner is not a spambot but the German LTA Avoided, whose abusive usernames often involve defecation. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:34, 29 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

@1234qwer1234qwer4: Spambot or LTA, its lock was needed as you confirmed. It was locked as a spambot because it was reported as one. Linedwell [talk] 21:17, 29 August 2021 (UTC)Reply
I was not disputing the lock itself. Looking at Steward requests/Global/2021-07#Global lock for Wasserbräuner Wasserbräuner Wasserbräuner though, it does not appear that the account was reported as a spambot. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
23:19, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Local deblock[edit]

Hi, Could you please enable the syops at sh.wiki to locally deblock Obsuser? We're fully aware of his past transgressions across Wikis and hence ask only for this local deblocking. Also, we pledge to carefully monitor any inappropriate conduct and to sanction it immediately. Obsuser had in the past proved to be a great contributor to sh.wiki, having written a great many articles of substantial value, and we would now like to have him back. If any information/clarification is needed, please let me know. Many thanks in advance. All the best, Igor --Igor Windsor (talk) 22:15, 19 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Note that it is not possible to locally unblock a locked account without lifting the global lock. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
23:46, 19 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

The global lock is now removed. Linedwell [talk] 08:03, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Please help me with an article on Yiddish Wikipedia[edit]

@Linedwell Hi, since I have seen that you have a page on Yiddish Wikipedia is possible to create an article there for Hellenic Vehicle Industry (ELVO) on this link: https://yi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%94%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%9C%D7%A2%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%A7_%D7%A4%D7%90%D6%B8%D7%A8%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%98%D7%9C_%D7%90%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%93%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%98%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%A2 because I have created it but it was deleted since I used translator. Or you may reach this person: https://yi.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%91%D7%90%D6%B7%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%A6%D7%A2%D7%A8_%D7%A8%D7%A2%D7%93%D7%9F:%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%92%D7%90%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%A9%D7%A2%D7%A8 which you have communicated on talk page which he has edited some car-related pages on Yiddish Wikipedia. I would be so happy if this article would be created on Yiddish Wikipedia.

Thanks RHAXHIJA (talk) 08:34, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello, I'm sorry but I can't speak yiddish. Linedwell [talk] 16:50, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply


Hello, could I have more reason on my IP block? What exactly was the cross-wiki abuse? I do believe the block was genuine, but I have no edits

I didn't even notice the block until now, actually. I don't normally edit wikipedia.

2001:44C8:4510:4117:1734:4B26:7A3:CBC7 12:01, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello, as I told on the steward request, this block have already been softened to affect only anonymous edits, you can avoid it by creating an account. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 13:05, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
But I can't create accounts, it also blocks me on doing that. And, why was I blocked in the first place? 2001:44C8:4510:4117:1734:4B26:7A3:CBC7 14:16, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
The block wasn't directed at you specifically, but as an IP range used in february for cross wiki vandalism. Linedwell [talk] 18:10, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
Anyway, I have unblocked this range, you should now be able to contribute to Wikipedia as expected. Linedwell [talk] 18:21, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. BoxOfNotes (talk) 09:34, 30 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

2017 blacklist entry for ISIL-affiliated domains[edit]

In response to accusations of legal threats, a user at enwiki asked about the reason that you accepted this addition to the global spam blacklist for a family of ISIS-affiliated websites after this request at frwiki. Was it because of legal concerns, because (as detailed at this enwiki thread for their local spam blacklist) the domains are too short-lived, or simply because there is no encyclopedic value in linking to terrorist-affiliated websites? LaundryPizza03 (talk) 01:53, 13 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

@LaundryPizza03: Hello, if I remember well, the reason why I added those URLs to the global spam blocklist was the risk of global spam / propaganda from those websites. It would have been the same if it was about warez sites or any commercials. Regards, Linedwell [talk] 01:59, 13 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
But these contents are illegal too. Panam2014 (talk) 02:27, 13 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
Of course, I just told it wasn't the only reason. Linedwell [talk] 09:18, 13 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

MediaWiki:Globalrenamequeue-request-antispoof-conflicts/fr nominated for deletion[edit]

Hello. An item which you created or have edited substantially (MediaWiki:Globalrenamequeue-request-antispoof-conflicts/fr) has been nominated for deletion. Please see the ongoing discussion at Meta:Requests for deletion. Thank you. Hide on Rosé t 12:48, 3 March 2024 (UTC)Reply