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Archive from 2013 (July-December) – with history



Hide here revision it write my IP address. --Kolega2357 (talk) 18:11, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

done. --MF-W 18:30, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

desbloqueia-me por favor e por que me bloqueou[edit]

olha desculpe se eu fiz alguma coisa mais estou de joelhos me desbloqueia é importante agradecido-- 00:49, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Where are you blocked? I can't find any block that applies to your IP address. --MF-W 12:52, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Nontranslator on the translation page[edit]

Hi, MF-Warburg!
I don't know whome to ask about this.
What can be done with the users that don't add any translated text on the translation page, but they do appear on the history of the particular "translated" page?
Example is here. This is history of the page "Single User Login finalisation announcement/Personal announcement/hr" [1].
An user [2] initiated the page, but he translated no text. He just copied the original text in English copied on the translated page (instead of Croatian). The summary ("Pozdrav" = hello) is the only thing in Croatian. Two months gone - not a single line of translation.
I think it is not fair that such users are getting credits for such "translations".
Such fake translators appear together with users that really translated the text = that truthly made effort, unlike the initiator that just copy-pasted English text.
I find such copypasting of English text on translation pages as a kind of spamming and that such behaviour must be discouraged.
I was ready to translate that page this very night, but appearing together on the history with the non-translator really annoys me, so I gave up.
Can that page [3] be deleted? Bye, Kubura (talk) 02:58, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) The user did nothing wrong. He did not copy the English version. He simply didn't complete the translation. Please do so if you can. (BTW, this is why we have 'in progress' - 'proofreading' - 'ready' - 'published') PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:11, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Hi, PiRSquared17.
One thing is to make uncomplete translation, but there he did not translate a single line. Neither a single line.
Imagine this scenario: someone posts around the English original text on various translationpages (announcement/de, announcement/fi, announcement/fr, announcement/...), but actually no translation. That way that someone can easily get 1000 edits on Meta, without effort, without doing anything smart. And at the same time, that someone gets the credits for the "translation". And later he can require various functions on Meta, saying "I have over 1000 edits, I translated 1000 pages" - but actually he did nothing. And if another user that considers his ("translator's") candidacy does not dig deeper, but just superficially looks at his contributions, he might bite the bait. Kubura (talk) 03:20, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Presently I do not see anything that needs to be done here. If a user however excessively only creates translations which are in reality no translations, that should probably be looked into (whether he has problems with the translation software, or is just doing nonsense). I think that in RFAs etc., candidates are examined enough so that nobody would be able to get a right just because he made many fake translation edit. --MF-W 03:06, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Totally agree with MF-W; Whats the point of having thousands of edits? If one is here to just pile up the edit count of his/her trust me s/he will be out of here in no time. It's boring doing something for the sake of doing it.--Vyom25 (talk) 18:39, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, guys. Thank You for the reply. I still think that we must watch on such non-quality contributions, since all wikicommunity members do not examine the candidates thoroughly. Many of them do not examine (like in job: they care to see a pile of reports, never reading any) the edits/candidates, they simply vote "yes" or glorify the candidates on the candidacies/elections, just for getting the "friendship points", for "wikipolitical" reasons. Kubura (talk) 01:28, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

This is just a misunderstanding. As it's clear from the edit summaries, the user translated the "Hello"[4] but the Translate extension reflected the edit only at the next update of the translation page[5] (bugzilla:46716). Kubura, next time please be more careful when judging and "accusing" other users. Thanks, Nemo 13:51, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Help me[edit]

Hello MF-Warburg

Is it possible to help as technical assistance? Because I have some problem in the local wiki (So.wikipedia)

the problem is when i create article like

I use


but when i create article like

I have to use


Can you help me that not to put template FULLPAGENAME I think the portal is not present in the NAMESPACE


--Abshirdheere (talk) 00:06, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Hello, what exactly are you trying to do? Transcluding a subpage?
The different behaviour happens because the namespace settings on so.wikipedia are different for the Wikipedia namespace and the Main namespace (yes, there is no Portal namespace at the moment, so the software treats the page as being in the Main space). The Wikipedia namespace allows subpages, the Main namespace currently not.
If you want to have this changed, or want a new Portal namespace, you would need to have a local discussion and then make a request in Bugzilla (I can help you with that if you want). --MF-W 03:04, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

look here

ans here can you add portal name here


--Abshirdheere (talk) 14:19, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes, the Portal namespace does currently not exist. If you want one, you first need to have a local discussion on so.wikipedia, then you can link to that discussion in the Bugzilla bug and developers will be able to enable it. --MF-W 14:23, 7 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi, apparently you blocked me from editing articles because of "crosswiki spam".

Could you please point out to me which specific edit I made that resulted in the block?

Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

This was part of a range block against several crosswiki spambots. It obviously shouldn't have hit you, my apologies. The block is now removed. --MF-W 23:45, 9 July 2013 (UTC)


Can you lock the three of the Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia are used for purposes of manipulation, abuse, and thereby users are arrogant and behaved rudely. --Kolega2357 (talk) 12:53, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

I don't know why there are so many duplicates in the archive, but the request was rejected: Steward_requests/Global/2013-07#Global_lock_for_Gusskie_9. --MF-W 14:54, 11 July 2013 (UTC)


You're right; I was looking at the wrong RfC. :S Sorry. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:25, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

No problem, I understand we're all super-enthusiastic about the AAR :P --MF-W 18:33, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Requests for new languages/Wiktionary Tyvan[edit]

Please merge this as necessary into the "Tuvan" proposal. Also, what do you think about xh:Special:Contributions/CTMakerbot? P.S. Any update on Akan/Twi/Fante? PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:22, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Actually, never mind the Tyvan thing (I thought it was referring to tyvwiki, d'oh, didn't notice "Wiktionary"). But the other things, I'm still interested in.. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:38, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Edit conflict! I'll spare you what I wrote on T(y|u)van. The edits of CTMakerbot seem fine to me, though if the user plans to start creating a lot of bot-stubs like he does on mswiki, I would find that to be meh, since he doesn't know the language well (as I see from his answer to you).
Akan/Twi/Fante: No... do you have prospective contributors? --MF-W 03:40, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I have prospective contributors to the Akan Wikipedia. Many people from Planning Wikimedia Ghana, e.g. ak:User:Nkansahrexford. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:50, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Translation notification[edit]

Did you send it twice? I received it twice. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:37, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

I didn't - or at least I didn't want to and also did not click the send button twice. In fact I edited around in the custom text until the very last second (and both notifs are the same), so I guess something has gone wrong with clicking the button :/ [6]. --MF-W 02:40, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
I left a note at Bugzilla:42715#c33 in any case. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 02:54, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! --MF-W 02:55, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

It's continuing... PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:22, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Never mind. It seems to have stopped again. Unfortunately, some users got spammed at least 4 times. I'm not going to look for someone who was spammed 5 times, but it's possible... PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:24, 16 July 2013 (UTC)


here. Requesting my account to be unlocked. Dont block me anymore. -- 23:56, 17 July 2013 (UTC)


I am a new translator and I can help with translations. Can you send me the next translation message as well? Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 05:51, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

(talk-page stalker) Special:TranslatorSignup. PiRSquared17 (talk) 11:22, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the help. Reception123/Receptie123 (talk) 14:07, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Your temporary access is going to expire soon[edit]

Done. Thanks for notifying me.--Avocato (talk) 16:20, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

about blocked[edit]

Why did you block me.I'm not going wikis for a long time.Can you tell me the reason is blocked?--Vılaroci (talk) 20:14, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I do not remember to have blocked you. On which wiki are you blocked? --MF-W 20:57, 21 July 2013 (UTC)


You seem to be the only steward online. So --Glaisher [talk] 09:31, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I see Matanya did it :) --MF-W 10:21, 22 July 2013 (UTC)


Symbol pi.svg The πr2 Barnstar
For all the help and advice you've given me. Und pour being een abusif Steward. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:46, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Wow. Grazie þusend. Ne'e vraiment freut me. --MF-W 22:40, 26 July 2013 (UTC)


Der Barnstar da oben ist zwar gut und schön, trotzdem solltest du den armen Dellieplagiat nicht vernachlässigen, der anscheinend Wikivoyage noch nicht kennt[7]. Wäre superb von dir, wenn du ihm mal von dem Projekt erzählen könntest. Danke. Vogone talk 19:49, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Dellie should get a Barnstar too. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:55, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
:-D Vogone talk 20:06, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Jetzt kennt er/sie/es es, natürlich sowohl unter dem Namen, als auch unter der falschen und der richtigen Abkürzung. Wikidata habe ich bei der Gelegenheit auch hinzugefügt - eigentlich käme euch der Bot für eure Massenlöschaktionen doch ganz recht, oder? :P --MF-W 22:49, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Send this to Dellie:

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
For your dedication in updating the bot list of articles to be deleted, I hereby award you this barnstar. However, please learn about Wikivoyage. Thanks. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:11, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Dellie thanks you, but also would like to remark that the da Vinci who created it was User:Tangotango. Omnis honor et gloria goes to him; the abusive out-of-dateness is MF-W's fault. --MF-W 22:49, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

my IP is blocked[edit]

my IP is blocked by you, and I don't know the reason. Can you unblock it? --Tamatly makaron (talk) 17:47, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Done; sorry for inconveniences. --MF-W 18:09, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
again my IP is blocked, cant be block IP but to ensure that my user can edit? I just realised that my IP changed to, I dont understand how it became like that, so if possible, please ensure that my user can edit. because I am one few editors in --Tamatly makaron (talk) 20:27, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
I have given you a global IP block exemption. --MF-W 23:00, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Editor @[edit]

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 12:22, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. --MF-W 14:59, 28 July 2013 (UTC)


I think this is it. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:23, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Agree? PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:14, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
I've changed the code; let me see what happens for me... --MF-W 23:10, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
For the record it worked etc. :D --MF-W 22:17, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

My IP is blocked[edit]

Hi Warburg, My ip is blocked by you and don't know the reason for the same. Please let me know why it was blocked as "Crosswiki spam"? Please give me the details, so that I can prevent If it was problem from me. My IP is Please unblock it. Mohanavel | Mohanavel

I had blocked your IP range because a lot of spam has been coming from it. For simplicity, I have now simply removed this block. --MF-W 11:08, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Requests for adminship for Zack[edit]

We know it is still not a big community, but we don't have admin active, so plz I would like to ask you to giving even Zack Bureaucrats, because he is important for


--Abshirdheere (talk) 18:43, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi Abshirdheere, we will give Zack a further (now longer) term of temporary adminship surely. Regarding bureaucratship, usually bureaucrats are only needed when a wiki already has several active sysops. --MF-W 22:16, 30 July 2013 (UTC)


Hai Burgie; Vogone demands your presence on IRC, he says it's important. Blargh, -Mh7kJ (talk) 22:33, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

I know it is; I was just about to appear anyway. Ty. --MF-W 22:34, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Temporary flood flag (bot flag) on hi wiki[edit]

Can you give me temporary bot flag on hi for recategorization? There no local bureaucrats. Greeting! --Kolega2357 (talk) 23:19, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

As I said on IRC, no, please discuss bot usage with the local communities first always. --MF-W 01:04, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

re Welcoming[edit]

Hi Cirt, this IP just made one trolling edit. Please do not welcome such users. Thank you. --MF-W 18:48, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Ah, I'd looked at edits of those I was welcoming, before I welcomed them! I guess I didn't understand the context of the history of this particular IP to be able to understand that it was a trolling edit in particular. I'll be more careful in the future. I agree with you that it's best not to encourage "trolling", as you put it, either on this site locally or especially crosswiki. Thank you for the heads up, -- Cirt (talk) 19:19, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok. --MF-W 21:02, 2 August 2013 (UTC)


Something need to be done with user Region 190--Soul Train (talk) 11:46, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for butting in MF-W, but this user is revert warring on this RfA. Just thought I'd let you know :) Razorflame 12:44, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
You should both stop edit-warring. --MF-W 15:44, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
He inserts link to YouTube-video with Gubin Michail's text of the song in the article about Viktor Tsoy - Gubin Michail is the schoolboy who can't be reliable source; Tsoy's text can be translated by the proffesional philologists, but not schoolboys in YouTube. This is completely blasphemy, profanation and simple Gubin's PR in his Wiki-communities socialisation. And about closed Region 190's request in "Requests for adminship" page - request that was closed after 18 days - and after 4 more days he suddenly re-opened this request, after that there were 3 more votes from puppets. So I've described the situation and I'll continue to revert this vandalism, wish you or not. By the way, Region 190 already was permanently banned in Russian Wikipedia, he was given a chance to correct his behavior. But all his unrealized dark force he uses in Buryat Wikipedia which has no administrators and even useful active users at the moment.--Soul Train (talk) 22:18, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, Razorflame, you are right, here is my edit - closing of request after 12 days of inactivity. And the next edit, after 4 days, from Region 190, that reverted my correctly closing. I don't think that sysop-requests can be running so long, but if we'll see bxr-wikipedia's history, we find that all previous votings were continued for one week (sometimes users just forget about those requests), in this case it was 18 days - more than enough.--Soul Train (talk) 22:31, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Siddhartha Ghai@hiwikipedia[edit]

Hi Warburg, a user has expressed some concern about the promotion of Siddhartha Ghai to admin. According to him, he, Siddhartha Ghai, should not have been promoted because he didn't accept the nomination. Siddhartha added that he forgot to mention his consent. I don't know what to do in this situation. Regards.--Bill william compton (talk) 15:45, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Bill, this shouldn't be a huge problem — if Siddhartha had not wanted to become an admin, he could have said it during the request. If he now doesn't want to keep the rights, he can request them to be removed. --MF-W 15:57, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
If so, could you please comment at the nomination page?--Bill william compton (talk) 14:13, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W 15:51, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Dear MF-Warburg[edit]

If you blocked me one more time ill bocked u is that understand
-CowboyGamer —The preceding unsigned comment was added by CowboyGamer32 (talk) 22:41, 4. Aug. 2013‎

Yes please, I wanna see that. --MF-W 22:51, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Your report[edit]

Hi MF! Since you have most closely followed Google9999, can I ask you to verify that these IPs are him:

The person using them has recently been changing around templates on simplewiki - trying to get simple:Module:Documentation working from fr:Module:Documentation. He's enlisted the help of a frwiki user in translating the module "for us" at simplewiki. You know the clues to look for better than most. If it is him, is it possible to get a global block for block evasion? Osiris (talk) 07:09, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Osiris, this is most definitely Google9999. I have globally blocked these IPs for 3 months. Best regards --MF-W 16:06, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Osiris (talk) 14:07, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi again. They've come back, on (talk meta edits global user summary CA) to pursue their request at en:Template talk:Documentation#Module:Documentation. Osiris (talk) 11:57, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I updated the page and globally blocked this IP for 2 weeks. --MF-W 16:51, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikimania 2014[edit]

We are in the process of negotiation with partners, and confusing messaging may hurt this process. I understand why you want to show the historical development of the bid, but surely this is secondary compared to the effect on actually producing the event? EdSaperia (talk) 06:20, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm going to copy this to and answer on Talk:Wikimania_2014_bids/London#Why_has_this_bid_been_wiped.3F. --MF-W 15:45, 7 August 2013 (UTC)


You're invited to vote Arctic Kangaroo as administrator in Malay Wikipedia. To vote, please go to this page. Thanks.--法尔汉 Aplikasi 06:25, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, but I do not think I should vote there since I am not a regular contributer to Malay Wikipedia. --MF-W 15:50, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
(corrected mistake distorting the meaning --MF-W 11:41, 3 October 2013 (UTC))

About your post[edit]


Kindly read my post in m:Stewards' noticeboard. If you are able to remove my admin rights in es:wiktionary, please do. Regards Ricardo (Rrmsjp) 04:17, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Done, thanks for your service as an admin in the past. --MF-W 04:21, 10 August 2013 (UTC)


PLEASE hep us !!

Hi MF-Warburg!
we try complete our lurish language project in wikipedia.
Can you help us in this work, please?
I'm waiting for you
—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Setenlya (talk) 12:05, 11 August 2013 UTC
Well, please work on the test-project on Incubator. --MF-W 16:42, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


I more work on this project!
--Setenlya (talk) 10:46, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Lurish

Hi MF-Warburg .I work on test project but I don't know where is the problem! You can creat Lurish wikpedia, please? (talk) 11:39, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

IP Blocked[edit]

Hi, this s my sisters computer and her computers blocked.ı dont know what did she do for blocked..ı am patrol in turkish wikipedia. and ı came my sisters house for holiday. so ı cant do anything. can u cancelled this ip's blocked? thank u.. IP: Beyazmavi (talk) 23:37, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

A lot of spam was found to come from that IP's range, which is why it was blocked. I have now changed the block so that it doesn't affect logged-in users. This should solve your problem. --MF-W 01:33, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your interest..Beyazmavi (talk) 11:52, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Say your opinion[edit]

You can say your opinion or comment in meta: Requests for comment/Move betawikiversity and oldwikisource to Incubator, to decide the future of Wikiversity Beta.--Biol. Cons. (talk) 01:47, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, the page was on my watchlist already (and I had already left comments before). --MF-W 01:04, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

IP blocked for[edit]

Hi, The '' is blocked for all the wikis. The problem is this same public IP is using a big number of users. One of the regular contributor of Bengali Wikipedia inform me this issue that, he can not edit the wikipedia and it only shows the block notice. So i would like to request you to unblock this IP.--Nasir Khan Saikat (talk) 14:33, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Greetings. Unfortunately this IP is probably a network sharing device, and one of the people who can use it abused it for spamming ("recently reported forum spam source"). Would it be possible to grant the IP block exemption right to the editor in Bengali Wikipedia? --MF-W 15:36, 16 August 2013 (UTC)


Hello Voting in the Chechen Wikitravel has been a constant flag and you have assigned for six months, I would like to know what the reason for this decision then why do not trust me and how much time the participants should discuss my request to the administrator how many times do I have to come here for the rights? I would like that you have discussed this with the other stewards if I'm given a permanent flac no problems. Thank you. Best regards -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 00:43, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

luri language lrc in iran[edit]

Hello I could not receive your message in my email because of the page of your message that you send for me was not opening

could you send your message again

my question is about lurish language so thanks 17:24, 17 August 2013 (UTC)


Hello MF-Warburg. Sorry for taking your time. I am writing you for this request. Account is not mine at the moment and this is the only wiki left for SUL to complete with polish wiki. On polish wiki process already started. What I understood from your comment that after the usurpation in this one will usurp automatically ? --Eldarion (talk) 05:55, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, it will happen automatically; however not because of the plwiki request, but because of the SUL finalisation (we don't know yet when it will happen, but it should happen soon). But because wikimania2007wiki is locked, you can't do anything with the account anyway. --MF-W 17:09, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Global Economic Map[edit]

Hi MF-Warburg,

Would you be interested to give a comment on the Global Economic sister project proposal on Wikipedia?

Thank you,Mcnabber091 (talk) 19:51, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

What do you mean? Is it proposed to be done on Wikipedia? --MF-W 19:57, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant to say that this is a sister project proposal for the Wikimedia Foundation. The project proposal is the link I sent you. Regards Mcnabber091 (talk) 00:15, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I have commented on the talk page. --MF-W 02:17, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the comment, I have responded. Mcnabber091 (talk) 19:46, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Language converter needs[edit]

Hello, see Nikerabbit's question on gerrit:78504: is the decision on whether such a language converter is needed something LangCom could help with? If not, who should decide or advise? Thanks. --Nemo 21:16, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, I would love it if Langcom would be able to order the WMF to create language converters :P
On this issue, I think that a new language converter for a language written in more than one script is always an appreciable thing. I can bring this question to the rest of Langcom as well, but since we already have an existing project here, I guess the best would be to ask the yue community if they want/need it. But I can't imagine any objections from Langcom or the community (except on technical aspects, if it turns out to not work). --MF-W 21:57, 20 August 2013 (UTC)


... is misbehaving. :( I requested a lot of !delete but so far there has been nothing at Steward requests/Miscellaneous/Bot-reported. The bot replies but no addition to that page. Here are the pages.

There might be more from the same IPs. --Glaisher [talk] 07:48, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

I blame Toolserver!! It should work now again. I'll go through the pages to delete them etc. --MF-W 13:19, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

From Meadow Mari Wiki[edit]

Здравствуйте. Я бывший администратор марийского раздела Википедии. 11 мая 2013 года началось голосование за присвоение мне флага администратора, но флаг не был присвоен. Одновременно с этим я подал заявку на временный флаг администратора и получил его. Сегодня срок временных полномочий истек. Вы можете помочь разобраться с вопросом по голосованию? Почему флаг администратора не был присвоен? --Санюн Вадик (talk) 02:43, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Once a voting is finished, you can ask stewards to give admin rights on SRP. --MF-W 18:24, 24 August 2013 (UTC)


[8] Policy required him to have two bans and demonstration of cross-wiki abuse. He was obviously unable to meet either criteria and that is why it has been overwhelming oppose. He knew he didn't meet the criteria yet did it anyway. Pure harassment done across the Wiki, which is not what the system is for. You cannot say he was following policy when he clearly was not. Ottava Rima (talk) 16:08, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, I did not comment on the other aspects of the proposal and whether they were valid or not, but just on the notification part. If someone opens a global ban discussion, it's obvious that he would also need to make notifications for it to be valid (regardless of whether the proposal itself is valid or not - the proposer of a global ban is surely always convinced that it is a permissible one). --MF-W 16:19, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
Logically, a proposal has to be valid before it mass spams someone and harasses them. The notifications should always come after something is deemed valid. It is obvious that this was used as a means to attack me, and Nemo bis should have been blocked for that. Why you haven't come to the conclusion a lot of others have come to is baffling. Ottava Rima (talk) 16:37, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

luri delete request for new language page[edit]

Hello the lurish or luri reguest for new language page is deleted i receive this message

This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided below for reference. 13:08, 30 August 2013 Tegel (talk | contribs) deleted page Requests for new languages/Wikipedia lurish (G4: Redundant: Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Lurish)

I dont understand for what that problem it made please describe reason of that deletion and deletion of Wiktionary_Luri,Wikiquote Luri and Wikibooks lrc requests pages

lurish or luri are same language with two name

what can I do for creat that page so that it doesn't delete

I need your help so thanks

lrc lori (talk) 13:36, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

As you can read the page was deleted because it was redundant. Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Lurish already exists, you do not need to create any more request pages. --MF-W 15:42, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

so thanks

how can I replace it in this page instead of Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Luri please help me

lrc lori (talk) 19:14, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Like this. --MF-W 19:24, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

so thanks

Warning: You are recreating a page that was previously deleted. You should consider whether it is appropriate to continue editing this page. The deletion and move log for this page are provided here for convenience: 01:00, 30 August 2013 MF-Warburg (talk | contribs) deleted page Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Luri (Part of a mass-creation of requests really not necessary at the moment)

this message is in reguest page of lrc wikibook, lrc Wiktionary and lrc Wikiquote

what's that mean what can I do to resolve that?

and if it possible change title lurish to luri in requesting for new language page?

beacuse it more familier and more known in the world

so thanks

lrc lori (talk) 19:41, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

I have created a redirect now, so that you can go to Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Luri and be sent to Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Lurish, so that there shouldn't be any problems with finding the page.
The warning message appears because I have deleted the request pages for Wikibooks, Wiktionary and Wikiquote in Luri. At the moment they are not needed; please wait first for the decision on the request for Luri Wikipedia. You can, if desired, always work on the Wikibooks, Wiktionary and Wikiquote test-projects on Incubator, also without creating a request here. --MF-W 20:16, 30 August 2013 (UTC) (PS: You can create new lines by writing <br />; that way you don't need to insert empty lines in your message)

so thanks for your helps and tips
how can I translate a message in luri lrc?
in this page
my native language is luri lrc or lurish and I want to translate message in luri lrc
this message is comming to me
Hello Mogoeilor, You are receiving this notification because you signed up as a translator to Arabic on Meta. The page Wikimedia Highlights, July 2013 is available for translation. You can translate it here: translate to Arabic The priority of this page is medium.

Please consider helping non-English-language Wikimedia communities to stay updated about the most important Wikimedia Foundation activities, MediaWiki development work and other international Wikimedia news from last month. Completed translations will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, project village pumps and (for some languages) mailing lists. If you have questions about the translation notifications system, ask them here. You can manage your subscription here. Your help is greatly appreciated. Translators like you help Meta to function as a truly multilingual community. Thank you! Meta translation coordinators‎, 00:31, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
and I do'nt want to translate message in arbic so that I said I want to translate message in luri lrc
please help me lrc lori (talk) 02:07, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

You can tranlate the MediaWiki software (the software which is used on Wikipedia, Meta, Incubator, etc.) on translatewiki:. However, it first needs to be enabled to support translation into Lurish. Please request that on translatewiki:Support.
The message you received is because you used Special:TranslatorSignup. You get informed about translation requests of texts here on Meta. If you don't want to get them anymore, you can also go to Special:TranslatorSignup to stop it. --MF-W 12:21, 31 August 2013 (UTC)[edit]

Ich stelle fest, dass wir hier für eine WMDE-Veranstaltung in einem Hannoveraner Hotel sitzen und keinen Zugriff auf Wikipedia haben. wir haben einen Wlan-Zugang bekommen, den wir aber nur zum Lesen verwenden können. Ich halte es für kontraproduktiv, eine IP eines Hotspotbereitstellers derartig lange zu sperren.

lg Hubertl (talk) 06:55, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Sollte jetzt für angemeldete Nutzer gehen. --MF-W 12:17, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

so thanks MF-Warburg
I sent a request so you that said
so thanks
lrc lori (talk) 05:09, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Sorry for the late answer but thank you very much for the clarification! Excuse me that I bother you on your talk page but the request is archived. :) I don't know if you can help me but I have another small question regarding a translation. The translation of the donation message in bg Wikipedia has a grammar mistake and I just can't find how to correct it? Thank you again and sorry for the off topic. :)--Алиса Селезньова (talk) 10:05, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

You can probably find it somewhere here. If not, it's best to ask User:Jalexander. --MF-W 02:19, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Which message? (Where do you see it?) Jalexander (talk) 04:40, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
I see it in bg Wikipedia, on the top of the page in yellow box. I don't see it every time I open bg Wiki, but very often - it says that Wiki is collecting donations.--Алиса Селезньова (talk) 07:11, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
A, ok yup, I know they have a couple banners and so want to make sure the fix you need to make is captured for all of them. I'm going to point some of the fundraising team to you so that they can help point out the right place! Jalexander (talk) 08:26, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your help.--Алиса Селезньова (talk) 13:57, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi, you can correct the banner message at [9] (ignore that it says 2012, we still update from there). Then I will put it live. Thanks for your help! Peter Coombe (WMF) (talk) 14:46, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Are you sure you update from there? Because I don't see the irritating grammar mistake I've been seeing during the recent couple of weeks in bg Wiki (it was really annoying - that's why I remember it and decided to ask for assistance).--Алиса Селезньова (talk) 16:40, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Oh yes, you're right. Not sure why it hasn't been copied from there in a while, I've just updated the live version. Peter Coombe (WMF) (talk) 11:58, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

luri lrc[edit]

Hello MF-Warburg how can I add luri lrc in this page same as english or bqi luri bakhtiari in the the section of language?
if this ability is possible for luri lrc language? so thanks.
and to inform you for translation message in luri lrc they don't response to your and me request so thanks
lrc lori (talk) 04:41, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello Mogoeilor.
As MF-Warburg is absent from 4 to 20 September, I will be answering some questions addressed to him.
Please read these instructions to get language support. Where it says "zxx" or "xyz", replace with "lrc", which is the language code for Northern Luri.
I see you have already asked on "Support" there, so I recommend you wait for a reply. In the mean time, you should supply any information needed (name in English, local name, RTL [right-to-left] script, what other scripts should it use, best fallback language).
Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:20, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Blocked IP?[edit]

Dear MF-Warburg,

When attempting right now to edit a minor mistake in one of the Wikipedia pages, I found I was banned to and got this message as an explanation:

You are currently unable to edit Wikipedia. Editing from your IP address ( has been blocked (disabled) on all Wikimedia wikis until 11:30, 14 September 2013 by MF-Warburg ( for the following reason: Cross-wiki spam This block began on 11:30, 14 March 2013

If you could be so kind as to explain what I did wrong, maybe we could sort things out. I hope this is but a misunderstanding. Something I believe to be quite weird is that I've been contributing with no problems (and no controversies) whatsoever until as recently as last week, so I find it hard to grasp how could the block on my account begin on March. Please let me know what you think.

Best regards,


Hello Jordissim,
As MF-Warburg is absent from 4 - 20 September, I will attempt to answer this question to the best of my abilities. Please note that MF-Warburg is a volunteer steward, and that I am just a volunteer involved in steward-related areas.
I personally recommend that you file a request for Global IP block exemption on SRGP. Actually, you were not blocked individually: it was a /21 range block, so up to 2048 IPs (or 2046, as two are always reserved if I recall correctly) have been affected. Maybe the block only applied to you recently, because your IP changed. Anyway, the block expires in a few days, do it would not be unreasonable to request that the range ( be unblocked by filing a request on SRG, where a steward will review it.
This block of thousands of IPs was made because some IP address in this range had been spamming. It does not mean that you specifically have done anything wrong. In fact, many users affected by this block may be innocent.
Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:07, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
@MF-W: see my talk page, Jordissim's and the new account Jordissim77's for more information. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:19, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
(just log in to edit, anon only) PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:38, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

irc #wikimedia-admin[edit]

Hello? can you give me the access in #wikimedia-admin chanel? I'm admin in wikidata. Thanks,--분당선M (talk) 13:47, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

MF-W is away from September 4-20. You may contact another user with access listed on IRC/wikimedia-admin. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:22, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Dellie is down![edit]

I miss her. Today is the third day. :( --Glaisher [talk] 08:55, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

You too. :(( --Glaisher [talk] 09:03, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
MF-W will be back in a few days. Maybe he is reading this though... if so, please put Dellie back up. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:15, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Well, it seems like he can be contacted by email, if it is really so urgent. Vogone talk 17:22, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
I'm back, and it seems like Dellie is too thanks to the powers of SGE. --MF-W 21:52, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Permanent admin on napwiki?[edit]

Hi. Could Chelin become a permanent admin on napwiki? The project has admins and 'crats already. (nap:Wikipedia:Ammenistratòre#Chelin_.28extend.2Frenew.29) PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:46, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Of course the existing bureaucrats (who are however already inactive for quite some time on napwiki) can also make him a permanent admin if they can be contacted. Otherwise, for requesting it from stewards, the answer is: yes, if a certain number of supporting opinions (to avoid the idiotic expression "!votes") from active users of the project is reached. The exact number, as can be seen on SRP all the time, is hard to define, but is maybe something like 5. For projects which already have permanent admins, who are also active, it can be less (to prevent a "two-class-system" of admins). It will depend on what number of votes from which users is there at the time the request is brought to SRP, and also on which steward will handle the request. --MF-W 01:47, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
He's a permanent admin there now. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:59, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Great! --MF-W 21:22, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

luri lrc enabling[edit]

Hello I did those steps in
and this is lrc portal
and this is my basic request!! how can I translate a message in luri lrc?
and how can I add luri lrc in supported language in translatewiki same as english, arabic, germany and so on!!!!
please help me I need your urgent help so thanks for your help!!!
lrc lori (talk) 07:31, 25 September 2013 (UTC)


You recently deleted the improperly placed page om:NI - Mens Discussion Groups, which was correct. However, you then put a global block on the account that had added the "delete" tag to it, which was incorrect. 18:15, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. --MF-W 18:17, 26 September 2013 (UTC)


Hello! I can't edit Russian Wikipedia because you have blocked me:

У вас нет прав на редактирование этой страницы по следующей причине:

'Ваш IP-адрес был заблокирован на всех вики. '

Блокировка была наложена MF-Warburg ( При этом была указана следующая причина блокировки crosswiki spam.

  • начало блокировки: 18:14, 23 сентября 2013
  • окончание блокировки: 18:14, 23 декабря 2013

Вы можете связаться с MF-Warburg для обсуждения данной блокировки. Вы можете использовать функцию "Письмо участнику" только если при блокировке не был наложен запрет на её использование, а в настройках указан действующий адрес электронной почты. Ваш текущий IP-адрес .

Пожалуйста, указывайте всю вышеприведённую информацию в своих запросах, касающихся этой блокировки.

What reason?Redboston (talk) 21:04, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Well, as the block message said: При этом была указана следующая причина блокировки crosswiki spam.
Unfortunately you seem to be in the same range as some spambots. I've changed the block to anonymous only, so you should be able to continue to edit now. --MF-W 21:21, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
many thanks!Redboston (talk) 22:23, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Igor Janev[edit]

Special:CentralAuth/Igor_Janev ... --Rschen7754 19:31, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

And now it is locked. --MF-W 21:32, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Special:CentralAuth/Игор.Јанев Please lock, long term abuse with sockpuppet accounts. --Kolega2357 (talk) 21:56, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Why did you block us at IP?[edit]

Hi, You has blocked our IP addresses.But we live in a small town.our town there is only one internet cafe.6-7 contribution we are making friends by entering here.There are Internet cafés 2-3 IP protocol.No internet access to another network in our town. Making contribution to our language. carrying out projects with friends. Please remove unblock it.-- 17:24, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hide revision[edit]

Please hide following revision:

  1. User write to know my home adress and my mobilephone number.
  2. Ne briši dopronose!Život ti je u pitanju! Bićeš ubijen!!! (Do not remove contributing! Life is at stake! You will be killed!)

--Kolega2357 (talk) 21:57, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Why should that be hidden? It could be hidden if he actually wrote your address or phone number. Hiding this is of no use, it won't make his knowledge of this data go away (if he knows it at all and is not simply claiming that in order to annoy you). --MF-W 21:59, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Because it can be potentially revealing personal information. The second revision of the death threats sent to me. --Kolega2357 (talk) 22:04, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
If you want an oversight request, you might not want to request it in a public forum next time. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:26, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
(edit conflict) As far as I understood it, he "just" wanted a hiding of the revision (i.e. continued visibility to sysops). --MF-W 22:27, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, your address is personal information. Vandalism where someone claims "I know your address" is vandalism, but not personal info. --MF-W 22:27, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

check user[edit]

can you check کیهانی@fa.wikipedia in Steward_requests/Checkuser ? I requested 2 weeks ago. thanks (talk) 11:13, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Doing it. --MF-W 12:09, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Bureaucrat![edit]

English | português | edit

An offering for our new bureaucrat from your comrades...

MF-Warburg, congratulations! You now have the rights of bureaucrat on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Bureaucrats page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for adminship and Meta:Changing username, but also Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat), before launching yourself into account renamings or user rights changes. You also may find these pages to be useful reading. On Meta-Wiki, the actions of bureaucrats can be reversed by the other bureucrats.

A tip: add this page Meta:Administrators' discussion index to your watchlist, it tracks the latest activity to various sections of many of the important pages.

Thehelpfulone 00:34, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations! PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:40, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Da biste nun endlich dobili hitnu geworden. Glückwunsch! Vogone talk 02:02, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Congrats! --Glaisher [talk] 08:41, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Pretty quick and smooth. :) Congrats MF-W! Trijnsteltalk 10:11, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks all :) --MF-W 11:36, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

East Franconian Wikipedia[edit]

I read you are a member of the language commitee. Please tell us how we can go ahead to get a verfification. In 5 weeks (!!!) we didn't get any answer at all on the discussion page of the language commitee.

Thanks in advance for your help.

--Steggalfiisch (talk) 07:23, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W 12:18, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Thx. --Steggalfiisch (talk) 10:47, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

See ping[edit]

I guess pinging doesn't work in ns 0. See Requests_for_new_languages/Wiktionary_northern_luri-feyli#Other_discussion PiRSquared17 (talk) 13:58, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

bugzilla:55491 ;) I'll have a look, because we had some discussion about Lurish vs. Northern Lurish anyway. However, do note that the one request is for Wp, the other for Wt. --MF-W 19:44, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
(noting for my own backlog: [10] --MF-W 16:22, 2 November 2013 (UTC))

Cross-wiki spam[edit]

How did I spam? I was just adding more pages to different English articles on Wikipedia to help out, not to spam! I mean, don't you understand I am trying to be helpful and improve articles and such? -- 6:29, October 25, 2013 (UTC)

To be more specific, you spammed pictures that violated copyright law across over 100 Wikipedias, and the translations were obviously done by Google Translate. --Rschen7754 01:42, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
But I did not really use Google Translate, I just got some other articles in different languages and tried to make it look and sound good to help out! Don't you understand? -- 6:51, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
You can still damage the encyclopedia even if you have good intentions. --Rschen7754 01:55, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, how can I not damage the encyclopedia? -- 7:02, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
By not creating dozens of articles on dozens of wikis which have no content except an actor's name and a photo. --MF-W 20:31, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
Okay. Well, I will try again to not add dozens of articles on dozens of wiki. So, um, can you please unblock me? The year 2014 is way too long for me to still be blocked. So what do you say? -- 1:47, October 28, 2013 (UTC)
Done; but keep in mind that the block might be set again if you continue. --MF-W 12:46, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Okay, well, I will try not to and if I do even one time, please forgive me as I am simply trying to be friendly and be helpful. And thanks for unblocking me. -- 6:00, October 28, 2013 (UTC)

He's creating such pages again. ace:Special:Contribs/, na:Special:Contribs/, co:Special:Contribs/ (luxo's tool has been down for a while, as you may have already been aware) --Glaisher [talk] 07:30, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
I just warned him but still continuing at kw:Special:Contribs/ --Glaisher [talk] 07:32, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh well, seems to have stopped after kw:Keskows Devnydhyer: (sorry for spamming your talk page :O) --Glaisher [talk] 07:40, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, no problem at all, it's good that you noticed this and told him to stop. --MF-W 19:12, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

I had to re-block. Continuing to create articles, which then say that co:Kim Il-sung and co:Kim Jong-il are Austrian politicians born in 1994 and 2011 is just too ridiculous. --MF-W 19:28, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

LOL Austrian politicians?! BTW, GUC is back (at least partly). :] --Glaisher [talk] 05:17, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
I did not promise I was gonna stop, I said I would TRY not to do it again. I just wanna improve articles and add some to help out, okay? -- 2:23, October 31, 2013 (UTC)
That is not helping. That is damaging. --Glaisher [talk] 09:13, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Well, I apologize to you, okay? I really do. Can you at least give me one more chance? -- 1:02, November 1, 2013 (UTC)
I am not really inclined to. If creating articles with no or false information is like a temptation to you that you can only try to avoid, not simply stop... --MF-W 16:06, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Well, if you give me a last chance, I would really appreciate it. -- 2:36, November 2, 2013 (UTC)

Global IP Block[edit]

Hi. I recently discovered that my scripts on a server where throwing an "wikimedia-globalblocking-ipblocke" error, which suggests that the server is blocked globally. I'm not aware of anything for which my bot would get a global IP block, so I just assume the IP fell under some range block. However, I couldn't find any evidence of it in the global IP block log. I confirmed this by running the script locally which worked just fine. Could you please check whether there is a block on the IP address used by the bot? Thanks in advance. -- Edinwiki (talk) 16:53, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, if I should check it, you also need to tell me the IP address ;) But you can check for the existence of range blocks yourself on Special:GlobalBlockList. --MF-W 19:02, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
I would rather not publicly list the IP here if it is not necessary (for privacy reasons). I did check that page on my ipv4 address and it didn't show any results. But now I tried also my ipv6 address and indeed, it falls in the range block 2A01:4F8:0:0:0:0:0:0/29. It expires over a year and the reason for the block is that there were some open proxies used. However, 2A01:4F8:* seems a bit too broad; I guess it can be narrowed to a much smaller IP space. Can you please take a look at this? -- Edinwiki (talk) 21:04, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Can't you simply edit through the non-blocked IPv4? Otherwise, unfortunately I don't understand much of IPv6 and its ranges, please post on SRG. Btw you can also mail if you want to make requests which include IPs that you don't want to make public. --MF-W 21:36, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
Binding on IPv4 would require some customizations on the server that are not preferred at the moment. I have contacted Trijnstel to see whether he can refine the range, and hopefully the issue will be resolved in a simpler way. :) Otherwise I'll drop a mail to the address you mentioned. Thanks in any case! -- Edinwiki (talk) 22:07, 27 October 2013 (UTC)
she ;) --MF-W 22:08, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Armenian Wikipedia[edit]

Dear MF-Warburg, please remove Xelgen's admin right because of non-activity it is the contributions for Armenian Wikipedia, in the last few years there has been a glimpse of some activities. Best Regards --Vadgt (talk) 10:35, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Vadgt, he has edited and made actions still today, so I don't have a basis for removing his admin rights. Is there an inactivity policy on Armenian Wikipedia? Otherwise I can only act on the basis of AAR, which required an inactivity of 2 years. --MF-W 16:10, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
GOOD. Ok. --Vadgt (talk) 17:20, 2 November 2013 (UTC)


Blargh! Hello Emefwe, with regards to this addition, for the BAABP pattern, I'm actually looking for spambots that create user pages without any spam links. Sadly (sort of), I haven't seen any of them since I created that page. ;) Thanks for your help though! I appreciate that. Regards, Mathonius (talk) 13:57, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. Chargadargh, --MF-W 16:10, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

luri lrc verification to eligiblity[edit]

please see and
whether is possible to verify luri lrc to eligiblity?
so thanks

lrc lori (talk) 10:47, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Your name came up in a discussion[edit]

And one of your decisions, I dared characterized as Poor! <gasp> But my real complaint is not about the decision, nor about what changes ought be made, and I do not think you did anything that is Really Really Wrong And Bad, and requires fixing or even noticing. You semi-protected a page indefinitely, when methinks that was the incorrect sort of protection, and the wrong duration. But again, there is nothing you need do, I'm not really concerned about that page, or that choice, it is Totally Not Worth Worrying Over... in other words, feel free to entirely skip this message, and the link, nothing bad will happen if you do.

That said, didn't want to gossip, you are very welcome to come over and rebut my characterization, or otherwise help me straighten up and fly right, see here -- User_talk:PiRSquared17#retention_vs_wikiCulture However, uhhh, methinks I should remind-slash-warn you, perhaps you recall that I'm the TLDR anon who deeply and truly believes wikipedia should be sending love-notes to spambots. :-)   Click the link only if prepared for w:WP:WALLOFTEXT, since I am as yet still incapable of laser-focus. Finally, although I think you goofed on this one judgment-call, elsewhere I've seen your good work, and appreciated it, so please accept my thanks for your ongoing improvements to wikipedia. 21:03, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Well, thank you. I have replied on the talk page of PiRSquared and removed the protection in question as well. --MF-W 22:15, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Gracias. My suggested changes are a little too drastic, so I'll pursue them directly with LVilla before trying to edit mainspace, but nice to know I can again. Thanks for improving wikipedia, see you around. 00:23, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Notification to the community: Wp/pih[edit]

Dear Mr MF-Warburg,

The Proposal for the Closure of Norfuk Wikipedia has been filed today. Please add this Closure Proposal onto the Site noticeboard of the local community just as you had done on the Site noticeboard of Kirundi Wikipedia. Only Stewards such as you have the priviledge to edit the local Site noticeboards, hence my request to you. --Philip J (talk) 15:46, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

I see it was done by someone else. --MF-W 23:42, 1 December 2013 (UTC)


You've a message in Malay Wikipedia.--Apli kasi 12:33, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

I have answered there. --MF-W 23:43, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Global Rollback[edit]

Greetings MF -Warburg! I am perplexed about the Global Rollback rights. At my current stage, do I have a chance with earning the rights? Thank you! --Kind Regards, Goldenburg111 (talk) 23:32, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

No. --MF-W 23:48, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Excuse me. I don't understand. Well, anyway, we might as well close this down. --Kind Regards, Goldenburg111 (talk) 23:50, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
@Goldenburg111: You can use Twinkle or popups globally if you feel undo is too slow. BTW, are you in #cvn-sw yet? PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:54, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks PIR! I am very familiar with Twinkle, though. I am just confused because I couldn't find Twinkle on some of the other Wikis. Well... --Kind Regards, Goldenburg111 (talk) 00:01, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
@Goldenburg111: I just gave you a link explain how to use Twinkle on all wikis... PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:07, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

global cross-wiki abuse error from LAN-only 10.x.y.z block[edit]

Please see here --

Danke. 23:10, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Retraction, thanks anyways, but already fixed by Teles. Scary problem!   — 23:41, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Vito, actually --Glaisher [talk] 05:29, 3 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi, MF-Warburg, did I made a mess of it again? Lotje (talk) 9:23, December 4, 2013 (UTC)

Hello, I reverted because you just added a link to the contributions of one IP without section title, signature or the content / reason for your request. --MF-W 23:08, December 4, 2013 (UTC)

Excuse me, MF-Warburg? Could you kindly unblock me? Because I will try not to mess anything up. -- 8:23pm, December 5, 2013 (UTC)

If he is not answering you, that probably means no. --Rschen7754 02:50, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Well, can you contact him yourself and ask him to unblock me? -- 12:29, December 6, 2013 (UTC)

No. Now please leave him alone. --Rschen7754 07:30, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Re-Home wiki: unable to determine[edit]


Thank you for answering. You said it is because of renaming my username, but look at Special:CentralAuth/لا روسا, this user had changed her username before, but there is no problem on Special:CentralAuth. I just want to know what the technical problem is. --العراقي (talk) 17:17, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

It happens when the account at the home wiki is renamed away. For example, this user originally had his CentralAuth homewiki on en.wikipedia. Then he got renamed to a different username (on enwiki and other wikis), so the the original homewiki account for the username "Hex" couldn't be found by the software anymore because it was renamed. It was then later recreated by automatic login, but that doesn't matter.
Again, this information on the page is really not important for your account. See also bugzilla:14234. --MF-W 13:40, 7 December 2013 (UTC)


please add block this ip, Exposed repeatedly vandalized.

Should not be modified only by the confirmed automatically, If you allow Mark This page is protected so that registered users can only be edit.

thanks --Abshirdheere (talk) 19:56, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Can you describe/translate what exactly the vandalism is? --MF-W 23:06, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
) vandalism = sabotage

--Abshirdheere (talk) 20:36, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

I know that sabotage is another word for vandalism; but what is the content of this vandalism? --MF-W 23:28, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Re: Flow[edit]

Thanks for the warning[11], it will help me keep resisting the temptation to look at it. --Nemo 00:17, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

No problem; I hope it can help you to stay away from the anger I am currently in. Now one only can hope that it will go the way of LQT again before it is put to too many wikis :/ --MF-W 00:20, 12 December 2013 (UTC)


Delet my voice [12] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

What do you mean? You can delete your own comments by yourself. --MF-W 21:38, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

luri lrc verification eligiblity[edit]

please check luri lrc language page to eligibility this is luri lrc homepage
so thanks I'll patient for your answer be success lrc lori (talk) 15:10, 26 December 2013 (UTC)