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Michelet sur le Wiktionnaire[edit]

Salut Micheletb,

Il paraît que Michelet@frwiktionary est un compte qui t'appartient. Nous pouvons le renommer en User:Micheletb si tu le souhaites. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:32, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Merci pour cette proposition, mais mon compte de base est Michelet plutôt que Micheletb, je préférerai que le renommage fût possible dans l'autre sens sur Commons... Michelet-密是力 (talk) 14:18, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Je voudrais savoir si tu as encore l'intention d'utiliser ce compte (Michelet) sur le Wiktionnaire. Cela a suscité de nombreux débats la-haut : on se demande s'il faut ou non lui donner le statut autopatrolled. Merci de ta réponse. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:38, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
Désolé de susciter de l'agitation, ce n'était pas mon intention ! Ma signature de base sur le wictionnaire était "Michelet" ; je n'utilise "Micheletb" que parce que je suis en train de faire des éditions à cheval entre Commons (où mon compte est imposé à "micheletb") et le wictionnaire, comme là où je fais de la maintenance ; mais a priori si je fais des éditions ciblées sur le wictionnaire je peux repasser sur "Michelet" - sauf si ça pose problème, bien sûr. Donc = oui, je suis susceptible de réutiliser ce compte, et le mettre en "autopatrolled" peut être une bonne chose. Cordialement, Micheletb 18:55, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
Mais non, tu n'es responsable d'aucune agitation. L'autopatrol sera donné à ton second compte alors, pas de soucis. Bonne soirée ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:19, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

(re)bonjour, y a-t-il eu une action sur le compte Michelet? je n'arrive plus à obtenir une connexion stable sous cette identification, et le vérificateur des électeurs ne trouve plus aucune de mes contributions ... Cdlt, Micheletb 22:44, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Non, il n'y a pas eu d'opérations sur ce compte depuis le Wiktionnaire [1]. Qu'appelles-tu avoir une connexion stable sous cette identification ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:23, 22 January 2011 (UTC)


... for the translation! --WizardOfOz talk 16:03, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

w:User:Paradise Project[edit]

I don't know what the meta deletion policy says but on the English Wikipedia admins can't speedy delete pages just because the user is using them as a personal web page. The only way to get pages deleted for that reason is w:Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion. Hut 8.5 21:17, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Please check your part[edit]

Hi, I've added you name here. Please check your details there (the babel, IRC nick, and active from section), and include if any of the information is not included yet or added wrongfully. Thanks for your help. — Tanvir | Talk ] 08:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Nice to you, thanks. Hope that in some days you'll be able to add youself to the list ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:44, 13 May 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for telling that, I will take care of it. I am already a sysop on sa wiki and I mainly request deletions here. Thanks again. :) Vibhijain 07:05, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:18, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Concerning Interwicket[edit]

Hi Quentinv57,

I've removed Interwicket's bot status even though it hurt a little.

I kind of suspected that something was wrong with Mr. Ullmann; may his soul rest in peace.

Best Regards,

--Robbie SWE 20:17, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

idem in it.wikt--Wim b 22:49, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Anwer of Removal of Interwicket's status[edit]

Roommate: I have removed the bot flag to Interwicket. And if you want to carry out petitions to the bureaucrats, you can make them here. Receive a greeting. --Vubo 07:11, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Your RfB[edit]

Hi there. Since your request met the requirements for success, I've closed your RfB as successful. Congrats and best of luck in your new role! –Juliancolton | Talk 18:58, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Congrats. --WizardOfOz talk 19:08, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:05, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
RfB is closed with 100% support after requested 24 hours. Your flag is valid so feel free to use. Congrats once more. --WizardOfOz talk 05:13, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Happy to see this discussion resolved. Thanks again ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:35, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Translator, We need you![edit]

Dear Quentinv57,

You have helped us in previous years with translations and for that we are most grateful. Now we turn towards the 2011/12 fundraiser. It may seem forever away, but work has already begun getting everything ready to go. This year we want to have landing pages covering as many countries in as many languages as possible.

Right now, we want to figure out who is interested in translating for the fundraiser. This year we're hoping to have more of a solidified "core" group of translators that we can count on to have work done by a few key dates, but we'd also welcome help from people who are willing to just help out when they can.

If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.

Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon (User:Jseddon (WMF))

Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
Jseddon (WMF) 00:43, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks about your archiving on the spam blacklist talk page[edit]

[2][3]. Thanks. Those had been open a very long time. --Abd 02:05, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. Today I'm archiving steward requests' pages with an automatic script that runs every morning at 8 am. I plan to do it with a bot account, but I have not found the time to do it. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:07, 6 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi, [4]--محمد الجداوي 10:32, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for replying. can you please send me a specified link to request renaming in? I couldn't understand your reply!--محمد الجداوي 11:46, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
Links will depend on the projects you will request it. I advise you to begin by Index of pages where renaming can be requested, and if the wiki is not on the list, you can try International names for Village Pump. If the wiki is still absent, the only possibility I see there is to choose a local bureaucrat (the best is too chose the more active) by clicking on the stewardry link next to the project.
If you have more questions or need some help again, feel free to ask. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 22:01, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

There is requests waiting you!--محمد الجداوي 04:30, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I'm not a steward, I'm a global sysop, which means I cannot perform operations such as giving bot access. I just try to help them with the requests as they're really understaffed at the moment. But your request seems to be okay, just wait that somebody handles it. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:00, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Ok, Thanks anyway my friend.--محمد الجداوي 12:54, 18 August 2011 (UTC)


No I´m not. Was just around at the moment :D But thx. --WizardOfOz talk 21:58, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Please explain[edit]

This!! Béria Lima msg 10:23, 19 August 2011 (UTC)


I've replied on my talk page. Have a nice Sunday, Quentinv57. Thank you. :) Ruy Pugliesi 14:15, 21 August 2011 (UTC)


[5] hmmm... that was the Sandbox... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:27, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Quentinv57! Yes, was the Sandbox, but I thought that this wasn't a constructive change, The sandbox is a page where users can do any change, but it should be constructive. That change looked like a vandalism more than a test. Regards. --Reder 08:40, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
In fact, the user has just done a test with <nowiki>, <small> and <big> tags. I'm not saying that to bore you, but just to make you aware that you should revert only if it's really a necessity, if it's an evident case of vandalism. This one is not. It is important when you patrol on local wikis, but even more when you do cross-wiki patrolling. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:53, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I understood. Thanks for the explanation. Have a great day. --Reder 09:02, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
No problems. Have a good day too -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:12, 22 August 2011 (UTC)


For your ^^ wicked hot ^^ new & improved SUL utility, please allow me to present this flaming wiki on behalf of the English Wikipedia bureaucrat team as a small token of our appreciation. –xeno 01:13, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Thank you again for the new and improved SUL tool. Would it be possible to have the default display be sortable? Also - would it be possible to have the default display allow you to re-run the query with the additional options available? –xeno 12:17, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello xeno. This should now allow to change the options on the same result page. But I did not understand what you mean when you said "Would it be possible to have the default display be sortable?". As far as I know, the default display is already sorted by local wiki name, isn't it ? Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:41, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the update! The default view is sorted by local wiki name but not sortable by clicking the sort buttons that show up in the more advanced displays. When I am evaluating a usurp request I will usually like to look at unattached accounts sorted by edits. –xeno 13:47, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
When you double-click on the sort button on the top of the column "Editcount", it will sort unattached accounts by editcount, no ? Do you have a concret exemple, please ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:52, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
The sort buttons are not showing on the vanilla view: sulutil:Example. –xeno 13:57, 22 August 2011 (UTC) [Also when no SUL, there isn't any way to change advanced options]
Sorry, I did not notice, because I was using an other URI that worked ( But now, it's fixed. Any other suggestion while SSH is opened ? :D -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:01, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Have replied at en:user talk:Xeno =) –xeno 14:06, 22 August 2011 (UTC)


hello, I have seen you have archived some steward request for temp adminship in the closed archive, shouldn't they be in the temp unexpired page? Matanya 13:54, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello Matanya. Normally stewards have to add temp adminships to Steward requests/Permissions/Approved temporary when they grant the access, not when they archive. As I use a script that automatically archives steward requests every day, they go to the normal archives too, but I'm not sure that's a big issue if they are duplicate this way, as long as they stay in the archives.
But never mind, I will check all 2011 permissions archives to be sure nobody has been forgotten, and update the temp list consequently. Thanks, and have a good evening ! ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:45, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


Merci d'avoir protégé l'article. Espérons que cette semi-protection dissuadera notre spammeur ;) --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 19:49, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Je ne pensais pas que quelqu'un du parlerait français. Félicitations :)
J'ai vu qu'il n'y a pas d'administrateur actif sur ce projet. Si tu as besoin d'effectuer des opérations que seuls les admins peuvent faire, n'hésites donc pas à venir me contacter directement ici ou par mail. Tu pourrais également devenir toi-même administrateur de ce wiki si tu as la volonté et le temps de t'en occuper. A toi de voir ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:22, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Toolserver SVN[edit]

Hi Quentinv57!

Thanks for your great work on the SUL util! One small note I'd like to make though. In contrary to VVV's tools, yours aren't open source yet. Especially now that vvv's sulutil is redirecting to yours I think it'd be helpful (and awesome) if you could start putting your tools into SVN as well. There's a few other minor touches that are easily done and have great impact, if you can please join #wikimedia-toolserverconnect and let's chat and get this done! Thanks in advance, –Krinkletalk 21:27, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

I've plan to copy the source at User:Quentinv57/Toolserver/Source. But not done yet, as the source code is a bit disorganized. Does not matter, I will go on IRC to see this with you directly. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:29, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Sorting flags[edit]

A note to the sorting: Flags are by now sorted by the alphabet which is rather pointless. Flags should be sorted by importance, e.g. "steward, sysadmin, staff, OS, CU, crat, admin, researcher, deleter, ..." and the if the table is sorted by column flags the more important flags should be sorted up as well! Regards a×pdeHello! 22:08, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

In fact I'm not doing any sorting yet, I just keep them as they come from the database. But the issue if I sort "by importance" is that, for example, who said that a OS is more important than a CU ? And your list is not finished yet : for example, we have a "botadmin" status on frwiktionary, and we are the only wiki to have it. And you can't sort it at the end, because this is an important status (a bot with sysop privileges).
So I wonder myself if sorting flags by importance is really a good idea... And we need to do the same with global flags. What do you think, axpde ? (I will certainly be available on IRC the whole day, so feel free to ping me) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:39, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
Quick addition: vvv's tool had some values assigned to each flag which were summed up. Admin used to be 5, crat 10, autopatrolled 1 ... I'd suggest some kind of "bitflag":
flag steward, sysadmin, staff OS, CU crat admin researcher, deleter bot rollbacker editor, reviewer  ? autoeditor, autoreviewer, autopatrol, trusted
supposed value 1024 256 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1
Well, just a suggestion ;-) a×pdeHello! 11:43, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
And what will you do for other status ? For instance "filemover" or "botadmin" ? Column 2 ? Will be better if you could connect to IRC ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:47, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

A question about SUL Info with CJK characters[edit]

Hello, Quentinv57! Thank you very much for your SUL Info tool! Today I have a question about it.

I can't see a proper response from it when I input a username, the first letter of which is a CJK character. Please try with usernames begins with Japanese Hiragana[6], or some Chinese characters[7][8][9]. I see the first letter of the username is collapsed on your tool. I'm not sure, but vvv's SUL Util may behave similarly. In contrast, Stalk toy works for me on these usernames.

Is this a known problem? Thanks in advanse. --Kanjy 16:09, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello Kanjy, and thanks for the bug report. The issue is fixed now. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:11, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Kanjy 13:13, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

About the adminstat tool[edit]

This is how I like and what I tried to mean.. Something like this?

Wiki Links Total actions Blocks Deletions MediaWiki eidts Imports Rights changes Protections
frwiki User, Talk, Contribs 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
enwiki User, Talk, Contribs 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
metawiki User, Talk, Contribs 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000

— Tanvir | Talk ] 11:04, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

I was more thinking about a log than about statistics... Or I can maybe do both of them ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:23, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Here for sysop count:
$displayact = array ( 	'delete' => "Deletions",
			'block' => "Blocks",
			'restore' => "Restored pages",
                        'rights' => "Rights changed",
                        'unblock' => "Unblock",
                        'protect' => "Protections",
                        'unprotect' => "Unprotections",
                        'restore' => "Restores",
                        'renameuser' => "Renaming",
                        'newusers' => "Account creations",
                        'reblock' => "Reblock",
                        'move_prot' => "Move protections");

— Tanvir | Talk ] 13:16, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Hey Quentin, can you link the log count numbers to the subsequent log pages on that wiki, as you did for block in you SUL tool? Also, for the GS tool? Thanks. — Tanvir | Talk ] 08:18, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
Are you speaking of this tool ? You want me to linkify the total of each wiki to the local log, so users can check with the on-wioki generated list ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:46, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

SUL doesn't work[edit]

Hello. I just saw, that doesn't work correctly. Could you correct this, please? Greetings --Tlustulimu 13:59, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

It's fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for reporting -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:58, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

renaming of my username[edit]

Hello my dear friend Thanks to you for changing my username. but I have a problem. My old user pages in wiki projects, like this and this, are not redirected to my new user pages (this and this). How can I redirect my old user/talk pages to my new user/talk pages in all wiki projects? sincerely yours; شهریار 16:36, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello. You have been renamed at meta, not on every WMF projects. If you want to be renamed on the german Wikipedia, you need to ask local bureaucrats to do it. You will find here and index of pages where renaming can be requested. For example, to be renamed on de.wikipedia, you need to put a request here.
But there is an exception. Stewards can rename you on projects without local bureaucurats, or where they are not active. They can rename you on the following project : mznwiki, fawiktionary, hawiki, glkwiki, dvwiki.
Do you want to be renamed on these five projects ? Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:24, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your guidance. Yes please; I want to be renamed on these five projects. Greetings شهریار 17:49, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. The renaming has just be done by PeterSymonds on this five projects. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:57, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Special thanks to you. Good luck شهریار 19:04, 28 August 2011 (UTC)[edit]

Hello! Can you restore the amount of editing would have been next version of Wikipedia? Eurohunter 21:58, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Ok, number of edits to be before versions Wikiedia. Just as it was because it is different. Eurohunter 06:14, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
    • Czy możesz przywrócić kolumnę z liczbą edycji przed (przed) Wikipedię tak jak było kiedyś? (było wcześniej) Eurohunter 06:27, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
      • Yes this. Yes it is uncomfortable. Previously, it was better. Eurohunter 06:42, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
        • No, it was better before the change. Eurohunter 06:46, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
          • Column with my edits to be before a column of for example en.wikipedia, de.wikipedia etc. Eurohunter 06:53, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
            • You can do (made,make/change) edit count before local wiki?-- 07:30, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Please semiprotect at test:[edit]

Hi! 1) Please semiprotect all items belonging to test:category:Authority control. These are i18n issues. Thanks in advance! 2) Is it possible to get sysop rights again? I was a bureaucrat before my eyes weekened. Now it is better. Regards ‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 00:32, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello. You're still a bureaucrat and a sysop at testwiki. I just removed your bot status which stayed up for months. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:04, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Re: Translations of stewards statements[edit]

You're welcome. That is the best way that I can help you(s) right now :) --minhhuy*= 12:04, 2 September 2011 (UTC)


Tulip - floriade canberra.jpg Thank you for making my statement available in French! I just want to know that your translation is appreciated. Bennylin 16:21, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Merci. And good luck with your nomination. 16:33, 5 September 2011 (UTC)


Hey, Quentin.

I just created this template. I hope it will be useful for you 'crats.

=) Ruy Pugliesi 01:59, 8 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I didn't notice your comment here before I had reverted (not used to many others editing those COIBot-reports...). If you strongly disagree with my actions let me know and I'll self-revert. Best regards, Finn Rindahl 22:14, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello. It just should not been blacklisted. But now that you've reverted the links, I'm not sure that's necessary to add them again. For the french project, the link was at the limit of the external links policy, and I think it would be as well retired. For other projects, I don't know so it should be better to left it like that.
By the way, thanks for the work you do on blacklisting. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:51, 9 September 2011 (UTC)


Hello, you work a lot. Lotje 13:17, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello Lotje. Hmm... yes, I try to use my free time intelligibly to help as much as I can. But why are you saying that ? Is there something I can help you with ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:13, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
It is your Quentinv57 toolserver I am watching right now. Amazing how this works. I also try hard to help as much as I can. :) Lotje 11:33, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I coded this tool to backup the old one, which was malfunctioning for some months. But I coded some others, you may find them on the context menu of my Toolserver pages : local steward log, global contribs watcher, and so on. Feel free to use them, at least I won't have written these one for nothing ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:28, 10 September 2011 (UTC)


You have my thanks.If you see my problem was.Thank you my friend.E THP 20:36, 11 September 2011 (UTC) can help the this Text(Misspelling).E THP 19:45, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Hello. What do you want me to do exactly ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:48, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
This text is valid.View of spelling.E THP 06:45, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

RE: SUL request[edit]

Hi Quentinv57. I have done both a request here and an attempt to contact Baisemain way before making this SUL request. I've only made it because the local requests didn't work out. No reaction from the bureaucrats came out after many days. Why didn't the active bureaucrats manifested themselves about the requests on this page since July 25 (see the three last requests)? I truly need a response, positive or negative, for the usurpation request to determine whether to go pick another username or not. If this stays how it is now, I will not be able to request GR in the near future. Sorry for any inconvenience. Best regards, Striker talk 21:52, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

I did not known you were trying to do it for a long time. I will try to contact local crat as well, but that's not for today ;). -- Quentinv57 (talk) 22:13, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Please see wikt:de:Benutzer_Diskussion:Baisemain#Re:_Rename_request -- Quentinv57 (talk) 22:26, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
You have been renamed on dewiktionary by DaB.. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 22:38, 11 September 2011 (UTC)


Please delete [10] - Pathoschild's bot couldn't delete that because the wiki has opted-out or something. Meh. Merci bien. -- Marco Aurelio 08:25, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

I've deleted it. Have a good week. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:21, 12 September 2011 (UTC)[edit]

Bonjour Quentinv57. Désolé, j'avais laissé ce message un plus haut sous ta discussion avec Finnrind ! Je me permets de m'adresser à toi parce que je n'ai pas encore reçu de réponse à ma demande de bien vouloir rayer le lien incriminé de la blacklist globale. C'est exactement comme tu l'a écrit ici :, il s'agit d'un site international, donc de nombreux liens devraient être permis. L'utilisateur en question avait sorti tous les liens sans aucune discussion/remarque et sans aucun avertissement, donc je les ai remis. Cette pratique de suppression "automatique" me paraît sévère, même si elle est sans doute souvent justifiée. A mon avis, le critère principal ne devrait pas être le nombre de liens, mais les informations effectivement apportées aux utilisateurs de Wikipedia. Le fait que ce lien se trouve sur la blacklist global empêche par exemple les utilisateurs germanophones de trouver le seul site web existant sur la Dune du Pilat rédigé en allemand. Le seul lien qui reste dans la version allemande de Wikipedia concerne un site de photos! J'ai d'ailleurs trouvé d'autres sites plurilingues (sur d'autres sujets) qui apportent de vraies informations, mais qui ont été indiqués également par COIBot et ensuite mis sur la blacklist. D'ailleurs, pourquoi le lien vers sur la page française est limite ? Combien de liens sont autorisés pour des sites web rédigées dans plusieurs langues sans courir de risque de voir le lien sanctionné ? Cordialement. -- Wikidune 15:49, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Bonjour. Je suis tout à fait d'accord avec toi, et c'est pour ça que j'avais fermé le rapport du bot, voyant très bien que ce n'était pas du spam, mais que tu avais ajouté le lien sur les pages dans lesquelles tu pensais qu'il est nécessaire. Je suis d'accord que ce n'est pas du spam, après tu devrais faire plus attention sur chaque wiki, par exemple pour Wikipédia en français, tu devrais lire cette page, pour Wikipédia anglais celle-ci, etc. (en général ça se ressemble, mais il peut y avoir des subtilités). Si tu veux que la page soit déblacklistée, je te conseille d'en parler directement avec EdBever, car c'est lui qui a ajouté le lien dans la Spam blacklist. Pour ma part, je ne m'oppose pas à ce retrait. Bonne continuation, et n'hésites pas à me reparler si tu as besoin d'aide. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:45, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
Bonjour. J'ai recontacté Ed et il a entre temps délisté le lien. Avant de le remettre dans certaines des versions, je souhaiterais savoir ce que je dois améliorer quant à la version française. Tu as écrit plus haut que le lien était limite. Or, je ne vois trop pourquoi par rapport aux recommandations ou aussi à l'autre lien présent dans l'article sur la Dune du Pyla. Pour le remettre, faut-il cliquer sur "défaire" ou n'est-ce plus possible après un "blacklisting" ? Voilà, je te remercie de tes conseils et de ta patience. -- Wikidune 22:03, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
Salut. Il vaut mieux que tu le remettes, en indiquant dans le résumé d'édition que le lien a été déblacklisté suite à discussion... Personnellement, je ne suis pas un expert des liens externes alors j'ai demandé sur IRC à la communauté Wikipédienne francophone ce qu'ils en pensaient. Si j'ai bien compris, le problème est que le site n'apporte rien à l'article (je ne suis pas d'accord, on a au moins des belles photos en plus). Il serait tout de même plus utile s'il apportait un complément d'informations, donc si tu veux tu pourrais rajouter des photographies ou des informations (pas nécessairement encyclopédiques) qui ne sont pas encore sur Wikipédia, ça pourrait améliorer la pertinence de ce lien, et par conséquent la qualité de l'article.
Maintenant, je vois sur Wikipédia fr que le lien que tu as ajouté a été retiré et que ce lien est resté... Si ton site est limite, l'autre l'est encore plus... Perso, je pense qu'un petit lien externe n'est jamais de refus, surtout que ton site est bien fait, qu'il donne un point de vue clairement neutre, et qu'il n'est ni commercial ni malsain. Si t'as des doutes, parles-en sur la page de discussion et attends de voir s'il y a des réactions avant de mettre le lien. Comme ça tu seras fixé ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:55, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Salut ! J'ai remis le lien dans la version française, car selon moi, il apporte effectivement plus d'informations. Non seulement au niveau des photos, mais aussi en ce qui concerne quelques détails, le contexte dans lequel se trouve la dune, les informations pratiques ainsi que des liens vers Wikipedia, des documents scientifiques et d'autres sources d'informations. Quant au nombre de touristes, l'info contenue dans Wikipedia est même fausse (il n'y a pas "quelques milliers", mais bien entre 1 et 1,5 miliion de touristes par an (!), selon des sources officielles). Mais il est vrai, l'article français sur la Dune est déjà très complet. Sur la page de discussion que tu as indiquée, je risque de relancer le débat sur un autre sujet, le moment donné. Côté allemand, j'ai aussi demandé la remise en place du lien (puisque chez les Allemands, il y a une instance de contrôle avant la publication), car le lien permet aux germanophones de trouver le seul site sur la dune proposant une version allemande. Quant à l'autre lien, je suis tout à fait d'accord avec toi ! Ce lien figure sur de nombreuses versions Wikipedia et est même présenté (côté néerlandais) comme le "site officiel" de la dune, "créé" par le chercheur M. XXX. Or, il n'y a aucun site officiel et si je comprends bien, le site utilise uniquement du contenu rédigé par le chercheur... -- Wikidune 07:29, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Suivi cross-wiki des IP[edit]


J'aurais besoin d'un outil de suivi des contributions mais pour les IP ( en l'occurrence) qui permettrait de vérifier toute une rangée d'IP sur tout les projets. Est-ce tu saurais si cela existe ? Sinon on n'en est pas encore là, mais quelle est la politique pour le check-user et le blocage cross-wiki ?

Cdlt, ~nicolas

PS: bon chance pour ton élection steward.

Salut, et merci pour la confiance que tu m'accordes. Ca fait toujours plaisir de savoir que son travail est apprécié.
Pour ce qui est des contributions pour les IPs, tu as luxo: qui pourrait faire l'affaire. Je ne pense pas qu'un véritable log comme celui que j'ai fait pour les utilisateurs ait été écrit, il faudrait que je voie si le mien peut être adapté, dans le cas où l'outil de Luxo ne te convient pas.
Pour les politiques pour les checkusers, tu trouveras tout sur la page checkuser (tu trouveras les conditions d'usage dans ce paragraphe). Pour les blocages globaux, c'est comme pour les blocages locaux, à éviter à tout prix sauf quand il y a un vandalisme continu qu'on ne peut pas stopper d'une autre manière (blocage local par exemple, si un seul wiki est ciblé). J'espère avoir répondu à tes questions, n'hésites pas à me le demander si tu veux en savoir plus (ou si tu veux faire une requête CU particulière et veut savoir si cela est autorisé par les politiques ou non), mais je ne peux pas m'attarder plus car j'ai cours demain à 8h et ai encore un peu de pain sur la planche... :/
Bonne soirée ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:35, 15 September 2011 (UTC)


Hello Quentin, I am really sorry to bother you again, but I have to ask to rename me again. Due to interesting rules in German wiki, I can't get the username I want there. So, will you please be so kind to add another letter at the end of my username? To make it Melberg. I haven't fulfilled the ordinary request, as in fact the previous and this one are the same and I don't want to turn archives upside down...--George M. 09:53, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello. There is no problem, I know that german rules are kinda hard regarding renamings. But that's understandable. I will rename you soon, but please be sure that the username "Melberg" is finally okay to you. For example, the account is already created on zhwiki, even if it does not have any contributions. I'm just waiting your confirmation. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:04, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Well. Thsi time I've read the rules :) That account will be usurped and it is only question of time. So, now I can confirm :)--George M. 12:50, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I've renamed you on meta. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:29, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Rename request[edit]

Please rename me from 'White Cat' to 'とある白い猫 on testwiki and frwiktionary. -- とある白い猫 chi? 15:20, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

That's done ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:31, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Steward actions?[edit]

Hi Quentinv57. I would advice you to refrain from closing steward requests and/or making decisions, like you did here. And if you would like to make a decision, please inform the users that you're (at the moment) not a steward. For example, you could add "non-steward closure", like I did here. Thanks for understanding. Kind regards, Trijnstel 19:23, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello Trijnstel. Let me reassure you : I have not taken any steward decision : it's written here that The user should wait at least a week—perhaps two if the community is very small—before placing his request on Meta. That's not the same case of the closure of the global lock you have done, as it can be controversial. For now, I have not closed steward requests that can be controversial, but just marked as not done or put on hold requests that cannot be handled by stewards. That's just a help I give to stewards by preparing the requests so they have just to grant access and to mark as done requests that should be done. Thanks nevertheless for the advice ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:21, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Tool idea[edit]

Hey, when I was talking with you yesterday you asked me to give you any ideas for additions or modifications if I have them:

It would be really helpful in terms of monitoring GS activity if the related tools had the option to remove wikis where the user has a local sysop flag. That would be handy when it comes to seeing who's active and who isn't.

Thanks, Ajraddatz (Talk) 23:00, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Hmmm... for the global sysop log and the global sysop stats ? One of them can already hide non-GS wikis :-) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 05:58, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Yea, but there are a few global sysop whose home wikis are on the gs wikiset... anyways, might be handy. Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:46, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I will add it on the to-do list and try to do it quickly... I will notify you when it will be okay. Thanks for the report ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:49, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much for making/taking feedback for the tools :-) Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:50, 25 September 2011 (UTC)


Bonjour. Concernant cette question je ne peux pas être de grand aide ces jours. Je suis malade à l'hôpital avec des douleurs donc Meta & co. n'est pas une priorité aujourd'hui. Merci. —Marco Aurelio (disputatio) 19:06, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I hope that you will feel better soon. Anyway this story of templates is not a priority at all, we can wait at least one month ;). Get well soon ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:53, 28 September 2011 (UTC)


Hey Quentin, I noticed that hu.wikinews is visible on SULinfo (even without selecting "show closed wikis") although the project has been closed and moved to the Incubator. Any idea what could cause this? Regards, Jafeluv 08:04, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Hello Jafeluv. The Toolserver database was simply not updated (when a wiki is locked, they have to set a value manually in the database). But it's fixed yet, thanks for reporting. Have a good day ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:18, 28 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I see we are doing the same thing, I just added to the BL, see BL diff. EdBever 19:20, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Hmm yes, no problems, don't worry ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:21, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Archiving pages[edit]

Hi Quentinv57! I have one suggestion: is it possible to create and use a separate botaccount to archive the requests on the various steward(requests)pages? I think it's clearer than what the botedits are and what the "normal" ones (if you know what I mean; I said it in really bad English, but I think you'll understand me ;-)). Thanks in advance! Kind regards, Trijnstel 10:47, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I'm thinking about it, and it should be done soon as I don't want to run scripts from Toolserver with my main account anymore if I become a steward (for obvious security reasons). But the issue is that my bot will edit Steward requests/Permissions/Approved temporary soon, which will require sysop rights (the page is protected). I'm not sure the community will agree to give the sysop rights to this account, but I can always try... Thanks for the idea :) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:17, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Or you could ask to unprotect the page or only protect it for autoconfirmed users. Face-smile.svg Trijnstel 16:31, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Hmmm... yes, but it should be edited only by stewards... That was done imo to prevent people for removing their requests... :/ -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:53, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Two more tools[edit]

Hi, I have two tool requests form you. One tool to calculate where it essentilally counts how many articles are between thresholds 0 | 2000 | 4000 | 6000 | ... | 2000x I dont know how doable that is :) and another tool to count file types like for example how many of the images on commons are jpgs and etc also, what fraction of the deleted content are images and etc can you do this? -- とある白い猫 chi? 15:26, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks sir, Regards.--Mohamed ElGedawy Talk 19:54, 1 October 2011 (UTC) template and the /temp page[edit]

When editing template and friends, please obey the warning in the red box that says "Meta-sysops: Do not be lazy. Use the "temp"-page as well, so that the two pages are in sync.". You made two changes that I almost undid when synchronizing from the /temp page. I've fixed it for you now, but please remember to do this yourself next time, or someone might come along, pay less attention to their diffs, and accidentally undo your changes. --Catrope 19:21, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Sorry for this, I did not notice the red warning. That was not lazyness, I just thought that the /temp file was for non-sysops only, and saw therefore no reason to edit this one too. Thanks for the feedback, I will do it correctly next time. Have a nice week. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:13, 2 October 2011 (UTC)


Why does not anyone consider.Language_committee / Requests_for_comment —The preceding unsigned comment was added by E THP (talk)

Hello. I just take a look on the request for comment, and if I understand the second link is about the same issue. Did you try to get a local consensus on your local wiki, ? If a local vote shows that the community no more wants Sortilegus as a local sysop, his rights will be removed. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:03, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Hello. I just notice.About this.Who does not handling users' requests E THP 19:52, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I really don't understand a word of your sentence. Did you start a local procedure ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:33, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Here is the manager complaint.
The Arabic alphabet users are demanding autonomy(Here).
--E THP 17:53, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Hello. You did not understand me. I advised you to start a discussion on to request the removal of Sortilegus's rights. If the problem can be solved locally, that's always better. You should create a new section here to propose the removal of the rights of Sortilegius to the community of azwikipedia. Do you understand now ? Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:12, 6 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57. The first request here (Oostwesthoesbes) was wrongly archived I'm afraid as it was closed as a normal "done" and not with the new template for temp sysops... Could you please take a look at it? Thanks! Trijnstel 13:30, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello Trijnstel. As long as Ruslik copy/pastes himself the request to Steward requests/Permissions/Approved temporary, there is no problem. Anyway, my bot is not archiving temporary requests now, I'm still waiting a consensus ;). Thanks for reporting and have a nice evening ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:24, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Good luck...[edit]


Based on the results of the vote, according to the percentage obtained, ensure that you have been elected as a steward. Hopefully you can carry out the mandate of the international community with the wise and prudent.

Personally I am very pleased and proud with the results you achieve. Let us work to advance the Wikimedia Foundation. Regards. Wagino 20100516 00:55, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you ! Thanks everybody for their trust. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 05:04, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations and welcome new steward![edit]

Get ready to be vandalized!

Welcome to the team. As you already know great access come with great responsibilities, so lets talk about some of the places you should have access but you may not have yet (yes, that means you need to ask someone). Being a new steward myself, I also do not know all of them or what I know might be wrong. This is just a personal congratulation message from me to you and the purpose is to introduce (yet again, yes!) with my damn good helping intention and irritating sense of humor!

You all have been added to steward list and chart here on Meta by me (please check if I have screwed myself there). You are eligible to make your intrusion to private IRC channels #wikimedia-checkuser and #wikimedia-privacy. You should have the access already, but if you do not have it yet please bother Barras or DerHexer for your bit (and aye, you should have a registered nickname with a cloak for that). You also have the right to have an account on some private wikis like steward wiki and checkuser wiki (to vandalize of course). Pardon me Your Majesty, but I have no damn idea about who to ask for access in these wikis, ask an existing steward instead. And last but not least, checkuser-l (yell at Mardetanha or Matanya for access) and stewards-l (pay Dungodung for the access) are two private mailing lists that you should have access to screw each other privately.

Thank you very much for being patient!
Pardon me in case you already know all of these!

Lets shut up and abuse our gumdrop buttons!

An open call from Tanvir the no0b stew!
Thursday, 40th week of the Anno Domini 2011, 20:15
Do not think you have been promoted yesterday, actually it is the correct standard time in Papeete! o.O

Because of my troublesome flash memory, I forgot to tell you that I have shoved you in StewardBot's brain, but not in its mouth so you might not get the ping, but it will remember you as a steward. To get the pings with !steward and @steward you have to pay Dungodung again (it is a shame I know)! — Tanvir | Talk ] 07:29, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the trollish message :D. Thanks for adding me to the StewBot notification list, my IRC client always does that but having the double ping is not really an issue. See you ;-) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:09, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Global renaming[edit]

The new tool looks nice. On sv.wikisource we have a local (more or less) active crat. I think it would be sad if you have to avoid using this tool on our project, only because we have a crat. Especially since I guess this tool will most often be used on users with a very small number of local contribs. Where can we start a talk about "opt in" for using this tool on minor projects with a local crat? -- Lavallen 07:13, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello Lavallen. I would not have done this renaming if EnDumEn was active. I'm not sure that such a policy would be accepted as it's in contradiction with the steward policy (you can't perform 'crat actions on a project with local bureaucrats). What may be nevertheless possible is a local policy allowing stewards to rename on the project (like the bot automatic approval for example). Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:48, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
I doubt that a user with 5 edits would bother to look for a crat to rename locally on our project. Therefor I think such a policy would be a goog idea. I will ask the community as soon as we have finished the new crat-election I added today. -- Lavallen 16:05, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Do you plan to do it on a lot of projects ? If so, we could add a page on meta that lists every wikis where this local policy has been accepted... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:16, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
I am only active on one minor wiki, but I can spread the idea to the other minor Swedish projects who has a crat. (That is all but v:sv:.) -- Lavallen 17:09, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. Just tell me if you need some more help. Have a nice evening. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:00, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

New steward![edit]

I congratulate you! --►Safir yüzüklü Ceklimesaj 08:29, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks :) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:32, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Congrats. It takes a lot to become a Steward. :) Ottava Rima (talk) 16:39, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Félicitations. Tu peux ajouter ton nom sur cette page (ça tombe bien, tu es élu quand Guillom perd son flag, comme ça on a toujours 2 stewards francophones) --Hercule 09:21, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Bravo ;) SM ** =^^= ** 09:44, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Merci. J'ai bien ajouté mon nom dans la liste. Bonne continuation à vous. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:54, 10 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57, I've closed the bot's RfA as successful and granted it the sysop bit. Remember to be careful with the request page, and thank you for offering to help out. (Also, congratulations on your steward election!) Regards. Jafeluv 22:29, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes, thank you Jafeluv. I will try to implement it today, even if I've already moved the script on the bot account. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:33, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Renaming accounts[edit]

Hello Quentin

I have a question. Why is my renamed account here not attached to my global accounts. See here. Best regards--Blue Marble 02:05, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello. You should visit the special page Special:MergeAccount and they will remain attached. You should see my question on your request : please told me if you want stewards to rename you on projects without active bureaucrats, else I can close the request as done. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 07:03, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much, I have done it. And my answer is there. Best regards--Blue Marble 07:47, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Requesting username change for another user[edit]

Hi Quentin, I want to request a change of username for another user. I recently changed the username of sa:User:Shubhabangalore to sa:User:Shubha locally on sa.wikipedia. Now, she wants the username change done on sa.wikisource as well. I'd rather not confuse her with the process on Steward_requests/Username_changes, so can I ask you to rename her account on sa.wikisource? Here's the conversation I had with her, wherein she expressed her desire to get her sa.wikisource account renamed: [11]. Thank you, please let me know if you need additional information. Lynch7 12:22, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

I answered here, as renaming won't solve the issue. If already wanted, I can rename on sawikisource, of course. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:23, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Lynch7 17:40, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
Hello Quentin, thanks for your kind message. I want to have global account in the name of Shubha. I use only this username. Please do the needful. Dhanyavadah.Shubhabangalore 05:28, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Hello. I just renamed you on sawikisource and sawiktionary as a steward and on metawiki as a local 'crat. If you need to be renamed on enwiki and commons too, please do it locally here and here (not really necessary as you have only 2 and 1 edits there).
You should now forget about User:Shubhabangalore and only log in with User:Shubha. You now need to merge all the accounts that have been renamed and created by visiting Special:MergeAccount. I can't do it, you are the only one that can create your global account, and that will solve the problem. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:41, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Quentin for all the help. Problem is solved to some extent. But I could not create global account. Process is not complete in -, and May be some other user already exists in this name. Will you please guide me what to do ? Shubha 07:29, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Ah, those accounts do not belong to you ? If they do, please just merge, else you will need to request usurpation. Else you need to fil a request here for enwiki, on this talk page for knwiki (tell me if nobody is answering after two weeks, I'll rename you), and on this one for mrwiki. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:22, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I made request in En and Mrwiki. In - that person is on wikibreak. So I could not. I wait and see. Shubha 05:56, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I did not notice. So I usurped the account there, due to local bureaucrats inactivity. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:01, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Hello Quentin, hope you remembe that I had requested to rename in and to request in In, it is done. I don't know how as I was unable to contact the concerned person. In the other two, I did not get any response. I am not much worried about Will you please do the needful in ? Thanks in advance.Shubha 06:07, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Hello. I think the usurpation has been done on enwiki. See [12]. If you need some more help, feel free to ask. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:43, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Sorry. It is not working for me. I get login error. What shall I do ?Shubha 10:50, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Okay. So you could try firstly to use Special:MergeAccount. If it's not working, you could try w:en:Special:PasswordReset. If you do not receive any email with a link to reset your password, we will try some other way. But there is no reason those two points would not work. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:43, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Through the second link I got it done. Thank you very much. Regards, Shubha 07:09, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:09, 11 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Quentinv57! I think, but can not find the forming, as it might have given Rezobot global bot status? Best regards, Vago 10:44, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

I don't really understand, but if you want to know the request for global botflag of Rezabot, you may find it here. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:47, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
I do not know, is the rules to get the global bot status, or it depends from Stewart? Because for me, you'll notice that, for the status of the Uzbek Wikipedia edits (>80) a little, and gives a status to another (global), which generally do not edit (edits only 10 wiki project - this means that there is no need for global bot status). Best regards, Vago 13:24, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes, to be honnest I did not notice that it worked on a small number of projects, and I sent a message to the owner.
The thing is that you need to be sure your bot works really correctly to have the global bot status. There are some errors now, they should be fixed. But you can only find them if you regularly watch the logs of your bot. You should take this delay as a chance you have to fix all the potential problems of your bot. When your bot will work on every wikis, you will not have enough time to monitor it everywhere.
To sum up, you should be really sure your bot works correctly, and then request the global bot flag. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:51, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. This is right. But it would be better to use all to the owner of the bot as the rules of Wikipedia. Sorry, that took away time from you.
I think that if things continue, I will not need the global status bot. :) Vago 14:01, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome. Feel free to open a request for global bot status when you will be sure your bot works perfectly. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:09, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: bot status[edit]

Hi, I hope to be soon active again so please keep the bot status flag. Thanks. --Alleborgo 11:41, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I am inactive too, as the robot is. For a while I can't be active because I am very busy. But soon I will restart the robot. Please keep the bot flag if possible (FiriBot). Thank you. Firilăcroco discuție / talk 19:43, 15 October 2011 (UTC) Removal of global bot status[edit]

Hi Quentinv57, please look for example on The global DragnBot is managed by another user. I created pms.DragonBot before the SUL implementation, only on pms. Please don't remove my bot from pms. -- Dragonòt 20:28, 15 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I am the global bot operator for User:DragonBot. Thanks for the note on ml.wikt. I am still an active wikipedian and would like the bot to retain the global bot status, if you don't mind. I don't have a fixed timeframe on when I will be able to restart the bot, though.. So if continuous activity is a must to retain bot status, you may remove the global bot status and then give the bit back when I restart the bot. On the other hand, if you are concerned about the risk of being unsupervised due to the operator's inactivity, please don't worry :) --Jacob 07:35, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Okay. I removed it, so take your time to fix your bot, and put a new request on Steward requests/Bot status when you will restart your bot. It won't be hard to get this status back because you've just lost it for inactivity, and you've done a good work with it in the past. Thanks for your interwiki work, and I hope to see you soon coming back for doing this again. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:35, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Problème HTTPS[edit]

Bonjour Quentin,

Il y a actuellement un problème de sécurité HTTPS avec le bandeau actuel global (mobile survey) visible sur tous les projets (voir bugzilla:31446) car il inclut des ressources (image) utilisant le préfixe http:. Ce préfixe ne devrait plus être présent pour les ressources et liens des serveurs de Wikimedia afin d'utiliser des URL relatives au protocole (càd qui commencent par // au lieu de http://). Je l'ai déjà supprimé pour les messages de et cela fonctionne sans problème.

Peut-tu donner ton avis sur ma requête ? Si tu es de mon avis (supprimer le préfixe), tu peux voter pour le bug bugzilla:31446.

Je sais que tes études occupes beaucoup de ton temps. Bonnes études pour cette nouvelle année universitaire.

--DavidL 13:01, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Salut. Je n'ai pas énormément de temps et je ne sais pas comment faire cela. J'essaierai de regarder ça dès que j'ai un peu plus de temps, promis ! Bonne semaine -- Quentinv57 (talk) 05:42, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Je viens d'ouvrir deux ou trois messages, et chacun utilisaient bien le protocole relatif, commençant par //. Le problème est-il toujours d'actualité ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:05, 20 October 2011 (UTC)


I am the bot operator of TinucherianBot_II. I have been recently quite active in real life Wikimedia activities, being part of Wikimedia Foundation Communication Committee and also Wikimedia India Board member. I hope to revive the bot soon by finding a permanent server to run it. I request you to kindly retain the global bot flag of the account. Thanks in advance. -- Tinu Cherian - 03:24, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks alot.--Mohamed ElGedawy Talk 20:41, 17 October 2011 (UTC)


At some point of time I should turn it on again. If it's a problem to keep the bot flag, then remove it. If not, please leave it. --Millosh 07:51, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

It's up to you, Millosh. That's sure it does not really make sense to remove the bot flag if you plan to turn it on in a month. But if you don't know when you will have the time for doing this, and if it may take months, that should probably be better to remove the status and to ask 'crats to give it back when it will start to edit again. A simple message on my talk page is sufficient. Have a nice evening. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:08, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it would take months, probably. Thus, you can remove it under one condition: If you ever plan to leave your bureaucrat permissions, please add to Millbot bot flag again :) I have bureaucratic nightmare on Meta whenever I want to ask for bot permissions. --Millosh 12:10, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I just removed it. I don't plan to quit the wiki world, but if I do I will try to remember. Anyway, I left as a reason "(please give it back if Millosh requests it)", so it should be okay -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:14, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Logo protection on da.wikisource[edit]

Hi. You recently requested that i protect s:da:File:Wiki.png but that isn't the site logo, just another logo, which has poorly named. I was under the impression that many wikisources incl. da were set up to use oldwikisource:File:Wiki.png, not a local logo, but I'm not entirely sure and I don't know how to check that? If I've misunderstood something, please say so. Peter Alberti 16:00, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello. You're true, thanks for reporting. I did notice that some files were included directly from the sources, but not yours :/. Sorry for disturbing. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:22, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Logo protection on es.wikiquote[edit]

Hi. You recently requested that I protect q:es:File:Wiki.png but I'm afraid that isn't the site logo, just an old logo, and the only local file inthe wiki. I've deleted it after protecting the name. Rondador 20:41, 23 October 2011 (UTC)


Hello Quentin57! First, I want to say thanks for all the help you gave me, dropping hints and approving my bot. Your help is very appreciated!! I use your SUL-Info a lot and I was wondering if it would be possible to add a feature. Since I have the bot running on 200+ wikis so far, it's getting a little difficult to check for new messages on the talk page. Same for my main account. I'd like to request a check box option like show blocks... to check for new a new message on the talk page. Just an idea... :-) --Hedwig in Washington 21:00, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Don't worry, this is my pleasure :)
For the feature you requested, I don't think that's really necessary. Because there are two ways to do it that are really better :
  1. Activating the "E-mail me when my user talk page is changed" option in your preferences
  2. Using hoo's tool which is really good : This page will display in some seconds the last revisions of the user talk page of your bot on all wikipedia projects, for example.
Hope my help was useful. See you soon ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:16, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
I activated the email me option on all wikis. Still, since I do not read my emails constantly, I miss out on some new messages. Hoo's tool is very fast and nice but lacks the information NEW mail. You have to scan through all wikis and compare the dates to find new mail. I can certainly live with not seeing every change on talk pages without having to open my email. :-) Like I said: just an idea :-) --Hedwig in Washington 21:28, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
Something really similar is described here. You could probably participate to the discussion. As I said there, I don't see now how it would be technically possible to realize such a thing, or it would be but with enormous disadvantages. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:23, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Gave my 2 cents. :-) Thanks for the link! --Hedwig in Washington 01:49, 27 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi, the sysops and/or sewards can block a user by make a request checkuser? PcTalk 16:21, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I don't really understand your question. But yes, it is technically possible for stewards to block checked users, even if they won't necessarily do it if there are enough local sysops and they were not explicitly asked to block the found sockpuppets. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:40, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
It may seem strange to my question. I asked the question I asked the question because that diff shows you threatening blocking the user Agent. Sorry for bad English. PcTalk 20:00, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I see. There were no threats at all. I closed his first request with clear explanations, and he opened a second one directly after that. Those requests are contradictory to the CheckUser policy, and creating an account to do that appears to me like trolling or vandalism, which is my duty to stop as a meta-wiki sysop. I hope I covered your question and wish you a nice week-end. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:46, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Good week-end for you. PcTalk 22:06, 29 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi. I am not a bureaucrat on ta.wiktionary. If you meant pl.wiktionary, the voting process is still in progress so I can't close the request at this point. I'll do that when the voting period is over. tsca 18:10, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Yes, sorry, I was mistaken on the project's name. Thanks for your attention. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:50, 1 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I think it's time. :)--Mohamed ElGedawy Talk 14:02, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that's done now. Thanks for your interwiki work, Mohamed. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:36, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

SUL Info lie toujours vers secure.wikimedia[edit]

Salut Quentin :),

Juste pour te signaler que ton super outil propose dans la section « Useful links » un lien « secure » vers CentralAuth utilisant l'ancien schéma d'URL en https://secure.wikimedia… au lieu de https://wikimedia…

C'est tout, et merci pour cet outil que j'utilise très régulièrement.

Amicalement — Arkanosis 22:21, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Salut, et merci pour la suggestion ! J'ai donc remplacé les liens actuels par Bien à toi, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:26, 5 November 2011 (UTC)


Hey, Quentin. I see you are using detectable "badwords" on cvn-blocks. I suggest you to add to the list of badwords those words that are used on block summary of unacceptable usernames. For example, on, they use "usernameblock". It might point to an account that needs to be locked. Cheers.” Teles (T @ L C S) 23:08, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

I promise you I will do it this week-end. Have a nice evening, Teles. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:27, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

SRP inquiry[edit]

Please take a look at the comments at [13]. Thanks. ― Teak 16:35, 7 November 2011 (UTC)


What are the chances of a checkuser fails? PcTalk 22:42, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

PS.: Fails = Error in results. PcTalk 22:43, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
What do you really mean by "error in results" ? If two users are related and the CU data does not prove it ? I won't describe the ways to evade the CheckUser methods publicly for obvious reasons, but this is not 100% sure. As you can't be 100% sure of my identity, even if I show you my ID card. Let's see an other example. A contributor A in France can call one of his friend in Belgium B to edit a Wikipedia article to vote for something or to defend his point of view. If a CU is done between the two users, the result are lucky to say that they are unrelated. However, even if that's not the same person, for me these accounts are related (that's the same as if the contributor A would have edited himself with an other account, but that's not the same for the CheckUser extension).
So, as I said here, if the CU results are positive, these users are 99.9% to be the same. However, if they are negative, you can just be sure a half. That's why you should keep in mind that CU can prove that two accounts are related, but cannot really prove that they are not related.
I hope I have covered your question. If not, feel free to ask me additional questions. Have a nice week. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:26, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok. I'm wanting to make a request for re-verification, as in a check, the result was "unrelated" and the other was "possible". I wonder if you can ask again check these users. Sorry for bad English. PcTalk 21:18, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Reporting a bug[edit]

Hi Quentinv57. There seems to be something wrong with your SUL-util. I noticed it before with other accounts. If I click here on "Q's SULinfo" below, I end up on this page which is clearly wrong (this is the correct link). The problem is probably the space in the user name. I noticed the same with user accounts with other signs as "?". Could you fix it please? Thanks in advance! Kind regards, Trijnstel 21:22, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

I fixed it here (diff), as it's not a problem of the tool. Greetings, Savhñ 21:44, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah, cool, Savh has done it. Thanks a lot ! :-) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:07, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Not archiving[edit]

Hi Quentinv57. This request on Talk:Spam blacklist (topic: Google redirect spam) shouldn't be archived by your bot. As a temporary solution I added this notice, but could you please invent something to prevent archiving. Something like this of MiszaBot for example? (which isn't working on Meta, but well) Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Trijnstel 11:29, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, thanks for the comment. I just added the template User:QuentinvBot/DoNotArchiveSect on it, so my bot won't archive the section. This behaviour is normal : my bot as detected the presence of the template Yes check.svg Done, which is the only way to say a request is done on the page Talk:Spam blacklist. For him it's done, so it can be archived. Have a nice week-end :) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:03, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

QuentinBot archiving SRP[edit]

Hi Quentinv57, this discussion, which was archived by your bot, is not done yet and we're still waiting for an admin to reply. I returned it for now till the discussion is closed. Respectfully, Chaojoker 01:36, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. That's really a normal behaviour that it got archived : the status of the request was "done", and the only way the bot can know if the request is archived or not is to look to this status that is very explicit. And I think that stewards look to this status too : if you left it with the "done" status, I don't think somebody would reply. Thanks for the notification and have a good week-end. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:08, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation and changing the status (didn't know I have to do that) :) Enjoy your weekend and thanks for your work, Chaojoker 02:55, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:36, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Problem with special page[edit]

Hi Quentinv57,
when I'm loading Special:GlobalUsers/Global_bot, I see the first 50 entries only. When I'm clicking "next 50", I'm directed to:
but I should be directed to: to see the next 50 entries.
Maybe you have an idea how to repair that. Thanks --Murma174 09:26, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, I already reported this bug here. It's now up to devs, and we can't do anything else than waiting, unfortunately. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:38, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick reply! - And congrats to steward election!! --Murma174 10:53, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:55, 13 November 2011 (UTC)


Are You the parent of the new Sulutil-tool?

If so, as far as I can see some projects are missing. (See ptwiki/fiwiki/plwiki.) Such things happend earlier too, but I was then always notified that something could be missing.

Regards! -- Lavallen 07:32, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Quentinv57. There is a problem with sulutil Vago and Vagobot too (For example for cs wiki). Best regards, Vago 09:52, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I know, that's due to the fact that the Toolserver SQL servers s2 and s4 are down for some days. My tool should report such errors, but I don't know why it does not work this time. I will try to find it out this evening. Thanks for reporting. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:55, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
In fact I just fixed it now. An SQL warning is now displayed and show which wikis are affected. The error comes as I said from the SQL databases (some are empty, I really don't know why) and by consequence I can't fix that. This issue should break other tools (as global renaming as someone reported me) but I think that the issue with databases on Toolserver will be fixed before I will have the time to repair those. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:20, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Fine! There are also some delays in ptwiki. My confirmed-flag was removed yesterday, but that is a minor issue. -- Lavallen 12:40, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks!Vago 06:28, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Another request for help :-)[edit]

Hi Quentin! I have a little problem on fywiki. My Bot got approved by crat w:fy:Meidogger:B. but instead off giving the flag to w:fy:Meidogger:HiW-Bot, my main account w:fy:Meidogger:Hedwig in Washington got the bot flag. :-) I notified the crat on his/her talk page w:fy:Meidogger_oerlis:B.#Bot_flag_request_for_HiW-Bot. So far no to no effect. Could you switch the flag to the bot and remove it from my main account? Thanks in advance! --Hedwig in Washington 22:56, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Hey ! I've just fixed that, as the local 'crats are inactive for some time and the message you put on the talk page is now quite old. That's an emmergency, but it prevents you to edit normally this project. Please just tell B. that the error has been fixed.
I wish you a nice evening ! :) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:59, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Will notify 'crat on fywiki. Thank you! :-) --Hedwig in Washington 17:35, 17 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi Quentin! I have requested you to rename my account Mkar_ritu to MKar on orwiki ( I was thinking edit count and credits of Mkar_ritu will be merged with MKar. But I found that you first renamed MKar to MKar (2) which has around 600+ edits. Is there any way to merge the MKar (2) acccount with Mkar. Sorry for disturbing and thanks in advance... MKar 02:37, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello Mkar. I'm really sorry, but accounts cannot be technically merged. We can rename them, but not merge them. To my mind, it would be sufficient if you make the userpage of user Mkar (2) redirect to your userpage and if you specify on your user page that this account belongs to you. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:32, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Is it possible to rename my account Mkar (2) to Mkar_ritu ? MKar 09:11, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes, as long as the account Mkar_ritu does not exist... But it would be better to have it called Mkar (2), so we know that it belongs to you and there is no possible confusion. That's as you want. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:26, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Sulutil et https[edit]

Bonjour Quentin,

Serait-il possible de modifier l'outil afin que les URLs vers les différents projets soient relatives au protocole (http ou https) ? Car actuellement quand on accède à l'outil en HTTPS (ex: (HTTPS), tous les liens utilisent HTTP.

Il suffit simplement de retirer le préfixe http: dans toutes les URLs générées (ex: //

Idem pour où le lien est en HTTP.

--DavidL 00:35, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Salut. Pas de problème, j'ai changé ça, et ça devrait fonctionner. Bon week-end ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:20, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Blocks and stuff[edit]

Hi Quentinv57. I just wanted to know how I can understand if an IP is connected by means of open proxy. Can you help me :)?--Frigotoni ...i'm here; 14:02, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Excuse me, but I'm not really a specialist of open proxies. But, as I understand, if that's an open proxy you should be able to use it too, and that's why I use to test to see if they are proxies or not. But there should be other ways to test it, I don't know. If you have more informations, I would be interested to know a little more about it. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:01, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok, don't mind. Thanks for your reply.--Frigotoni ...i'm here; 11:37, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?[edit]

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 01:10, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Same answer as here. If you still need some help, just ask, but it's useless to leave a message on every user talk pages. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:23, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Bot flag on enwikiversity[edit]

Hello Quentinv, I made a request Here since 20 October with no opposition, but bot flag hasn't been given yet. Could you please interfere?--M.Gedawy Talk 18:59, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, I asked a local bureaucrat to perform the action, since stewards are not allowed to do it on projects with local 'crats. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:39, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
He really didn't explain what the bot is doing, I'm afraid. Perhaps v:User:Darklama would be the one to ping (not a 'crat, but technically sophisticated). Thanks for the heads up. --SB_Johnny talk 20:51, 23 November 2011 (UTC)


Yep Quentin, the filter is quite large but edits must be checked anyway :)

--Vituzzu 20:55, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for your answer, I just thought something was going wrong. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:45, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Global sysop Status[edit]

Hey, I saw Global sysop Status nice piece of work.Don't you think that you should make a list of Global 250 top sysop by using this bot.Nobody has done such a kind of stuff till now.Every one know Top editors by number of edits but noone knows top sysops by umber of their sysop actions.Thankyou--Mayur (talkEmail) 12:07, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I could technically, but is it really necessary ? I'm not personally in favour of these kind of tools, that makes competition between the different sysops (I'm not really against this competition, at least as it's not on the quantity : I'm tired of seeing sysops blocking IPs or to create and delete test pages just to increase their number of sysop actions). It's okay if you want to see how much operations you did on the different projects, but not to establish a list of sysops ordered by number of operations. From what I've seen, that's not efficient at all. But we could make this kind of list ordered by activity, if you want to ;). -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:53, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Making such list will have both positive as well as Negative impact.On the one side it will encourage admins to perform admin actions many admins don't perform any maintenance activity. On the another side as you said it shall increase the tendency of blocking users but I think that will happen in small wikis as it lack policies, Big and developed Wikis have policies and if any admin go against them He will be desysoped by community.So Making a list of Limited Candidates(250) will not encourage small wikis to do such abusive actions as most probably they will not be among top 250.Such list also show us experienced admins from which a new user can take help.Thanks--Mayur (talkEmail) 05:38, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah, you want a list of local sysops ordered by actions, every projects included ? I thought you were speaking of global sysops... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:24, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I was talking about List of top 100 or 250 sysops by their global admin actions.This list will be useful to detect experienced admins from whom a new admin or user may get help.As of now we don't have such list so we are not aware of experienced admins.Thanks--Mayur (talkEmail) 07:26, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Believe me Mayur, if you really want to find experienced sysops, you should better ask one who is sysop for a long time (or one who is known for having a good experience) than someone who has made a lot of edits. For example, some will purge a history in three edits, some will take 10 edits for that. For hidding revisions, some will make 10 deletions, and some others will do this in one click. I don't say that because I don't want to write a new tool, but because I don't want my tools to give people bad ideas. Moreover, if you are a new sysop on mrwiki, will you go to enwiki (I'm pretty sure the sysops with the higher operations numbers are here) to find some help ? No, you need people on your project for that. Because you won't request help in a language you don't understand, and because rules are different from a project to another. Do you agree with me ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:49, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
We can say that some more experienced sysop may be missed in Top 250 sysop list but we can't say that sysop who are in top 250 not experienced. It may be a case that some brilliant one are not in the list but at the same time another 250 users can't be ignored as inexperienced.--Mayur (talkEmail) 05:50, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I agree, but why is there a need for a *global* list for that ? I just don't understand why the list including only the sysops of a specific project is not sufficient. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:28, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Because someone who is admin in various projects having good number of admin actions can't be ignored as inexperienced in a wiki where he have less admin actions.A Global admin action list will show the actual experience of a user.--Mayur (talkEmail) 05:50, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I see you really want this tool :P. I will try to code it, but that's not for today. I hope you agree that this is definitely not a priority, and I need to prepare an exam I will run in now four months. Not sure I will find the time to do it before (and I'm pretty sure of the contrary). Please remind me if I forget at this moment. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:05, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you with best wishes for your exams--Mayur (talkEmail) 07:17, 4 December 2011 (UTC)


Hello Quentinv, I wish you don't mind participating in this voting which i care about so much. Thanks.--M.Gedawy Talk 17:36, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I left a comment to tell how I found your work helpful, because I think that the opposer voted on a wrong impression of you. Nevertheless, you should really take care that such a mistake won't happen again : you could change something in the code to make it work by default with the - wiktionary command. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:43, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
After reading the message they wrote to me, I would probably better advise you to forget about having a bot status on this wiki. That's not the first time they have this behaviour with bot owners, and there is no need to waste your time trying to help people that does not want your help. That's my opinion. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:24, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for advising and for your support. By the way, i made a request to run my bot in toolserver in order to improve my work on interwiki, i am asking if there is any any problem with my request?--M.Gedawy Talk 15:58, 2 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi Quentinv57, what's the reason for removing flags on my testwiki account?? a×pdeHello! 15:26, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello axpde. Trijnstel was not able to remove some and I simply helped her to do it. In my opinion, the reason was that she thought you forgot to remove them yourself (you have them for weeks so the test should be done yet). You should see with her for more informations. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:25, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok, gotto ask her. Actually as long as those flags are not fully implemented they still need to be tested ... Regards a×pdeHello! 16:45, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

SUL request[edit]

Hi, your forwarded my request to Marathi wikiedia bureaucrat which is not aware of this renaming process.I have explained him the whole process but still there is no response from him.Another problem is that he is the only crat in so I can't ask help to some another crat.--Mayur (talkEmail) 05:40, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Mayur. I have renamed you there, since the bureaucrat has given his agreement, and because he is busy and don't know how it works. So everybody has gained some time, especially the local crat. Have a nice day. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:24, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks--Mayur (talkEmail) 07:18, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

SUL request[edit]

Hi, your forwarded my request to Marathi wikiedia bureaucrat which is not aware of this renaming process.I have explained him the whole process but still there is no response from him.Another problem is that he is the only crat in so I can't ask help to some another crat.--Mayur (talkEmail) 05:40, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Mayur. I have renamed you there, since the bureaucrat has given his agreement, and because he is busy and don't know how it works. So everybody has gained some time, especially the local crat. Have a nice day. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:24, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

w:mr user rename -- thank you[edit]

Hello Quentin,

Thank you so much for taking care of the rename. My contrib on w:mr has gone from hundreds of edits a day to a handful over the last few days, so you are right, I just did not find the time to do it over other, local admin/sysop/edit priorities.

Again, thank you for your help. I appreciate it. Let me know how I can help you sometime in the future :-)

अभय नातू 17:57, 2 December 2011 (UTC) talk to me here

You're welcome, there is really no problem. If you need some help too one day, feel free to ask. Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:14, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Demande de nettoyage du wiktionnaire en Tagalog[edit]

Salut Quentinv57,

J'ai récemment importé quelques milliers de mots en anglais sur le Wiktionnaire en tagalog ; mais raison officielle oblige, j'ai du les mettre à supprimer, dans la précipitation, j'ai mis à supprimer toutes les pages, y compris malheureusement ceux que je n'avais pas créés.

J'aimerais donc te faire une petite demande en tant que sysop global : pourrais-tu écrire un programme qui annule tous mes éditions sur une page que je n'avais pas créé ? J'essaye le revertbot de Pywikipedia, mais sans succès.

Une fois les reverts terminés, je te demanderai de supprimer toutes les pages restantes (mot en anglais créés par moi sur tl.wiktionary).

Bien cordialement, --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 15:28, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Bonsoir. Je vais m'en occuper, mais pas ce soir. Il me faudrait également savoir quel moyen me permettra de différencier les pages que je sois supprimer de celles que je ne dois pas. Dois-je me restreindre à tes créations ou balayer toutes les éditions ? Dois-je me restreindre à un certain espace de noms ? Il me faudrait également un modèle, ou une chaîne de caractères qui revient dans toutes ces pages, et seulement dans celles-ci. Ca permettra de restreindre les chances d'erreurs, car il faut faire très attention aux suppressions automatisées. Bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:44, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
Merci de ta réponse.
Pour les pages contenues dans la catégorie Candidates_for_speedy_deletion créés par moi (pages dont je suis le premier contributeur) : il faut les supprimer.
Sinon, si je ne suis pas le premier contributeur d'une entrée, alors il faudra révoquer tous mes changements, si j'en ai fait.
Tous les pages à traiter sont dans l'espace de nom principal--Jagwar 交談 homewiki 22:00, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
Hello. I only deleted the pages where you were the only contributor. 3175 pages have been deleted. For the reverts, only four contributions left so I don't think that will be a big deal to do it by hand. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:05, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Oups désolé, je viens de me rendre compte... Tellement habitué à parler anglais ici... Bref : j'ai donc supprimé uniquement les pages où tu étais le seul contributions, ça fait un total de 3175. Il reste quatre pages dans la liste à supprimer, donc je ne pense pas qu'il soit nécessaire que je crée un script pour le revert. Bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:21, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Merci à toi :) --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 17:16, 5 December 2011 (UTC)


Hello Quentinv. I want to ask you if i could request adminship & bureaucratship for my self (in two separate applications at the same time) at Arabic Wiktionary. We have no active sysops, and no active bureaucrats there. I am the most active sysop in Arabic Wikipedia, i am active in Arabic Wiktionary 3 months ago ,and i think i have knowledge of matters relating to bots. Sorry for any nuisance my dear friend :)--M.Gedawy Talk 15:51, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I don't see any problem to give adminship there. I can't promise it will directly be permanent adminship because there are no active sysops. For bureaucrat rights, I'm not sure that is really necessary. There are not many admins there or accounts to rename. Moreover, accounts that need to be renamed on such wikis are mostly renamed because the account is renamed globally, so it would be really faster for stewards to do it for all wikis at the same time than if the requester asks separately in each wikis. Do you see what I mean ?
I think you should also start a proposal to remove the permissions from the sysops that are really inactive (i.e. not here last years at all or not answering when you ask them if they still need their accounts, depends on what your community decides). Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:19, 5 December 2011 (UTC)


I've been checking his edits into ca.Wiki. He or she just have made 2 edits in one article called ca:Escola de Bagui. It seems to complish all policies and norms appliable at ca:wiki. I do not see which kind of vandalism is doing in other wikipedias. In the proposal I do not see the main causes of vandalism associated to users Berkham6, Fuckp9 or Woftperk. Thanks for giving an alert. Any other comment about vandalism should be more properly addressed at ca:Viquipèdia:Observatori del vandalisme. --Bestiasonica 17:40, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

I know, I just wanted to warn you about it, in the case where he would begin to troll the wiki or do things that are really borderline to policy. That's because I've not see a bad behaviour on cawiki that I did not lock the account. Let's give him a chance there :). Have a nice evening. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:49, 7 December 2011 (UTC)


see the conversation here

Si "Astroscienco" dit la vérité, il serait un garçon de 11 ans. Merci de nous mettre en garde contre ses actions négatives dans divers projets de Wikimedia. Mais, compte tenu de son âge, il mérite peut-être un peu d'indulgence, et il me semble plus approprié de s'adresser à lui de façon pédagogique que conflictuelle. J'ignore quels "vandalismes" il a commis sous ses différents noms d'utilisateurs, mais il me semble plus approprié de lui expliquer ce que sont les projets Wikimedia et l'inviter à respecter le travail des bénévoles (comme vous l'avez fait) que de prendre des sanctions (blocage de compte) à moins qu'il ne soit sourd aux mises en garde. --Arno Lagrange  17:49, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Bonsoir. Je suis totalement d'accord avec toi, et c'est d'ailleurs pour ça que je t'ai prévenu, que j'ai discuté avec lui sur IRC et que j'ai répondu à son message pourtant pas très amical. A ce que je sache, j'ai plutôt pris la voie pédagogique que la voie conflictuelle. Pour le blocage sur le Wiktionnaire français, c'était quelque chose de mérité (j'ai quand même eu le droit à "quentin a un gros pénis et il éjacule 24h/24", pour les vandalismes sur les autres projets voici un exemple et un autre). Peu importe, s'il est prêt à se tenir à carreau ici, l'affaire est close. Et s'il est prêt à arrêter ses enfantillages sur le reste des projets, pas de blocage global. Mais j'ai simplement peur qu'il récidive et qu'il fasse encore perdre du temps aux contributeurs des autres projets. Je veux bien lui faire confiance, mais j'espère ne pas être déçu. Je n'ai pas regardé ses contributions sur le Wikipédia en espéranto. Mais si jamais il dérive, pourrais-tu m'en informer ? Je te remercie et te souhaite une bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:46, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
Voir le topic Astroscienco (2) s.v.p. Astroscienco : Pluaj informoj pri miDiskuti ? 03:09, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Lock info[edit]

Just to let you know that this user who you locked (& I blocked) is targeting the same user (User:Beau and others) on Commons via IPs at least one of which was an OP. I'm guessing other might watch this page too :) Cheers --Herby talk thyme 17:39, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Herby and thanks for your notification. I'm a bit handicapped with open proxies because I don't know how to detect them... Best regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 19:05, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
I should have been clearer - sorry :)
The user was editing as an IP on Commons and so it showed in the Commons detection page which I always keep an eye on (the meta equivalent is here). In practice most edits from such proxies are not abusive and it is the only way some people can contribute but I tend to watch them - best --Herby talk thyme 08:20, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
So you mean that those proxies should not be blocked ? I still don't really understand (probably due to my low experience with open proxies), sorry... -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:45, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Folk vary :) For me it is about whether they are abused. As I understand it there are places in both the middle East and far East where proxies are almost the only way to participate. As such I only ever block those which are abused but that is just me! --Herby talk thyme 11:55, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Autopatrolled rights on sa.wikipedia[edit]

Hi Quentin, I wanted to know if there's any way you stewards could help with the enabling of autopatrolled rights on sa.wikipedia. The Special:NewPages list is building up, and it would be great if I could assign some of the users autopatrolled rights. Currently I don't see it in the User Rights Management page, so I'm guessing I'll have to file a bug about it? Lynch7 08:54, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Mike, and sorry for the delay (I forgot your message :P)
Stewards can't give people this group, because it does not exist locally. You should get a local consensus for a new group called 'autopatrolled' or 'trusted' and give it the autopatrol right, and then to report to Bugzilla for implementation. You could also give sysops or bureaucrats the right to manage this group, which would be easier for you (you don't need everytime to ask stewards). Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:36, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
I thought as much; a discussion has been opened locally. Thanks!.
I have another problem (this has no need of stewardry :) ), something to do with templates; See this for instance. There comes a userbox which says "This user has an account on the Wikimedia Toolserver". This problem is not limited to that particular templates, but extends to other templates like this one as well. I guess one of the earlier admins had meddled with this, but I can't find the source of this issue. Can you figure this out? Thanks, Lynch7 14:12, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
It comes from w:sa:फलकम्:Cat_handler. This page got moved and I can't find anywhere this template to restore it (it was probaby never created, but I don't think so)... You should see this as a temporary solution, because I don't know the way your categories were handled. At least you don't see the Toolserver picture :P. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:53, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
It's just as I thought; a previous admin messed up quite a lot of stuff, and this was among them. I'll let you know if a similar problem crops up again (don't even bother to go into technicalities, its Greek to me :P ). Thank you! :) Lynch7 17:21, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you're welcome, feel free to query me again if you need some more help ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 17:24, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
I see you're as old as me , I thought you were quite older! :P Lynch7 18:19, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

SR SUL Nightware[edit]

Sorry for being not the Wiki-Pro. Maybe an explanation what that acutally means (active Bureaucrats) and the such would help (or a link to a reference). --Nightware 04:12, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Just saw, that there is actually a list, but still beginners might not really understand Bureaucrats. --Nightware 04:15, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Hello. Sure, I will explain you (generally people who knows about meta and stewards know about bureaucrats ;-) ).
A bureaucrat is somebody who has the right to manage user groups and to rename users. You can learn more about that on this page. You will find here a list of pages where renaming can be requested, on projects with bureaucrats. That was written in the intro of the SR/SUL page - should it be written clearly in your opinion ?
Stewards should only rename on projects where local bureaucrats do not exist, because in this case only them can do it. But on big projects like en.wikipedia or de.wikipedia, that's done locally. I hope I covered your questions. If not, feel free to ask more. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 13:46, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Astroscienco (2)[edit]


je suis Astroscienco. J'ai terminé mes études en Espéranto et j'ai quitté Wikipédia en Espéranto. Alors , pour l'affaire de blocage, on annule. Si tu n'est pas sûr, je t'invite à cliquer ici. Je ne quitte pas parce que je vais être bloqué, mais parce que j'ai terminé mes études et que Vikipedio ne me sera plus utile. Même avec mes ennuis, cela m'a fait plaisir d'étudier sur Vikipedio.


Astroscienco : Pluaj informoj pri miDiskuti ? 03:07, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Bonjour Astroscienco. Si tu as été bloqué sur ces projets, c'est parce que tu as continué à vandaliser malgré les avertissements qui t'ont été adressés. Mais tout le monde peut se repentir, et personnellement je ne verrais aucun problème si tu reviens un jour contribuer sur le Wiktionnaire français sous un autre pseudonyme et que tu t'y tiens tranquille (d'ailleurs je n'ai pas bloqué ce nouveau compte que tu viens de créer sur meta). L'important est que tu ne viennes plus mettre le bazar entre autres sur la Wikipédia francophone, tu feras déjà gagner beaucoup de temps aux contributeurs en faisant cela. Merci de ta compréhension et bonne continuation dans tes études en espéranto. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:29, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
J'ai écrit: J'ai terminé mes études en Espéranto et j'ai quitté Wikipédia en Espéranto. Alors , si tu va voir sur Uzanto:Astroscienco , il sera écrit (en espéranto) que j'ai fini mes études et que j'ai quitté Wikipédia eo. J'ai créé le compte Astroscienco pour étudier l'Espéranto. Le compte Astroscienco (eo) était pour te contacter. Astroscienco : Pluaj informoj pri miDiskuti ? 12:44, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Je vais bâtir un compte Wikipédia trilingue (dis ça à ArnoLagrange si tu veux) que je devrais utiliser en tout temps (je quitte compte intetrlingua , esperanto [tu sais pourquoi] et simple english). je te communiquerai la langue et le nom dans le prochain topic parce que je ne l'ai pas encore créé. Astroscienco: Pluaj informoj pri miDiskuti ? December 18th 2011 12:54pm
voici quelques coordonnées de mon compte. Tu pourras me contacter dessus.
Nom: Eofren
Langue: Anglais
Ma page uilisateur : ici
Pour discuter avec moi : ici
Bonsoir Astroscienco. Je ne pense pas que cela vaille le coup que tu te crées un compte différent par message que tu m'envoies, ça risque d'énerver les gens qui vont penser que tu as quelque chose à cacher (enfin je dis cela pour toi). J'espère qu'avec ton nouveau compte tu ne sèmeras pas la zizanie : comme je te l'ai dit, si tu te tiens tranquille je ne te bloquerai personnellement pas. Mais c'est la dernière chance, il ne faut pas la griller. Bonne soirée et encore bonne continuation. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 21:02, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Merci. J'ai réussi mes études en Espéranto de plus. Astroscienco Pluaj informoj pri miDiskuti ? December 19th 2011 12:38am

bot flag[edit]

(mon niveau d'anglais étant assez médiocre, je vais m'adresser à vous en français).

Bonjour, où est ce qu'on peut demander un drapeau de bot ? --Ikotobaity 23:16, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Pas de soucis, le français est ma langue maternelle. Je ne pense pas qu'il soit très approprié de laisser des messages avec un compte bot, ce serait mieux d'utiliser votre compte principal quand l'édition n'est pas automatique (je dis cela car c'est rarement toléré qu'un bot (surtout s'il a le bot flag) soit utilisé à d'autres fins que des tâches automatiques approuvées).
Bref, pour les botflags, tout dépend du projet. Vous trouverez une liste des pages pour demander le bot flag dans cette liste. Dans chaque cas, il vous faut également signaler pour quelle tâche vous avez l'intention d'utiliser votre bot (si ce n'est que pour des interwikis, le processus peut être accéléré si le projet est dans cette liste).
Si vous avez d'autres questions, n'hésitez pas. Je vous souhaite une bonne soirée. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 23:41, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Merci de votre réponse. Etant donné ce que vous me dites, j'ai donc décidé d'ouvrir un nouveau compte. --Lohataona 11:20, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

cadvga user name renaming[edit]

Hello Quenti

I have requested a rename of my user from cadvga to cad. You updated request saying:

Not done Please see above. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:26, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Not sure if this means is not yet done or if is not going to happen for any reason...


Happy Christmas! cad

Hello. That means your request was refused, simply because not needed. A renaming aims to move contributions from a name to another. Here your only contribution on meta is the request for renaming, so there is no reason to move contributions and would be easier to simply create a new account with the name you want. Don't you think so ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:15, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I think I have made something wrong. I am little bit lost with wikimedia and wikipedia. What I wanted to do is to have it changed in not in wikimedia. So I guess this is not the correct place to ask for it, is it? Do you know where should I request it? --Cadvga 12:23, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, sure, I know it's not easy to understand when you begin. To request it on, the correct place is here. Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:32, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Cas d'Ikotobaity[edit]

Lui et moi avons longuement discuté sur IRC à propos de ce problème hier soir. Il a apparemment déposé une demande sur méta; mais qui est resté en suspens. Je vais l'aider un peu dans sa tâche, étant donné qu'il débute. Bien cordialement, --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 18:23, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Oui, merci. J'oubliais que vous parliez français, mais Ikotobaity n'a pas cherché à me contacter cette fois ci. Je n'ai pas vraiment compris : Ikotobaity est un bot dont Lohataona est le propriétaire ? Ou l'inverse ? Dans ce cas, Ikotobaity devrait n'effectuer que des tâches automatiques avec un script qui a prouvé sa fiabilité (ou qui est vérifié un minimum à posteriori).
J'allais traiter sa requête sur meta, mais il faut d'abord qu'il ouvre une requête sur étant donné qu'il ne fait pas que des changements de liens interwikis. Désolé, ce sont les règles, au moins ça laissera un délai pour que vous puissiez tous deux bien vérifier que le robot fonctionne bien avant qu'il soit caché des modifications récentes. Je te souhaite une agréable fin d'année 2011. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:57, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Il a déjà déposé la requête sur mgwikt (requête que j'ai approuvée par ailleurs), et d'ici huit jours il devrait obtenir le statut de bot. Pour ce qui est de son compte, voici ce que j'ai compris : Ikotobaity est le bot de Lohataona : Il a créé un second compte pour pouvoir distinguer une édition manuelle et automatique. En cas de problèmes de dysfonctionnement, je me charge de son cas (ça n'arrive qu'assez rarement vu qu'on se passe nos scripts). --Jagwar 交談 homewiki 23:28, 21 December 2011 (UTC)


You need to be careful with such accounts - my CU antenna became alert :) Best regards --Herby talk thyme 12:22, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

What ? The Test Account Family I created ? I'm sorry, I needed them to make some edits cross-wiki to be sure it was detected (I'm working on something to make crosswiki vandals life harder ;P ). There is no need to CU them, you will find any way that they belong to me ;) -- Quentinv57 (talk) 12:29, 22 December 2011 (UTC)
It is not a problem - it just took me a moment to realise that it might well be something legitimate - the work you do is good :) --Herby talk thyme 15:51, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Your recent huwiki edits[edit]


As a sysop on the Hungarian Wikipedia, I noticed that you fixed a case of vandalism on our sysop noticeboard (thank you) and requested that the user pages of the editor involved be deleted. Would you mind giving us some background info here? Why did you get involved? Is there some backstory here? If it's not too much trouble, respond at hu:Szerkesztővita:Malatinszky please.

Thank you,

Malatinszky 14:38, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I locked this user globally because I did not know if I have the right to block him on your project or not, and I nominated his editions for deletion. I just found that this user name was abusive so I checked his edits and I saw this was silly vandalism. Does it happen regularly on your project ? Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:18, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Sysop on Wiktionary lb[edit]

Hello Quentin57,

Can my Sysop-acount on lb:Wikrionary be reactivated. There is a lot to do, and playstation is growing. At least more than one third of the articles in exotic languages can not be verified and have to be deleeted. Actually quality is minus 250. Best regards --Les Meloures 15:30, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, sure, I'm about to do it. But when I took a look on your sysop actions on this project before your status was removed, I noticed some details.
  • First of all, I see you blocked some IPs for 6 months without any warning first. Some people just don't know some rules sometimes and need to be told. If somebody blank pages very fast, he does not need a warning ; but if some wrong pages are created that's probably not willingly. That's why you should warn people at least once before blocking, and you should use smaller duracies as well at the beginning (6 months should be normally used only if you first blocked one day, the user continues despite the block, then you blocked one month, after the block expired he come again to insert wrong informations, and then you try to block 6 months).
  • Moreover, there is also a small problem with protections. An article should be protected only if there is really a lot of vandalisms by different IPs there, and there is no other solution than protecting (for example when a subject is targeted). And you should avoid to protect pages indefinitely. By doing that you forbid everybody that did not create an account to edit the page, which is a major barrier to accessibility.
That's all I wanted you to know. I noticed that most of the contributors of the luxemburgish Wiktionary don't have an account, so we have to be particularly vigilant on IP blocks and protections that forbid IPs to edit. Do you see what I mean ?
Thanks for your understanding. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 10:45, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Hallo, thanks for your observations and i understand your notices. But let me explain one thing, in these times there was so a lot of non-sense edited by IP's that it was impossible not to block. As I remember every IP adress had a welcomme message and in most of times one or two warnings before they were blocked. lb:Wiktionary was (and is still) used as a Playstation by people (read IP) that want not work correctly. As a Luxembourger I feel really ashamed about the bad quality of the site. I created a lot of articles for examples. There are articles in foreign languages edited for example ass substantives and they are adjectives. In this relation I see that those people don't know anything about these languages and they are creating absolutely non-usefull pages, with links to Wikipedia-pages that don't exist, and at least with wrong or bad spelled luxembourgish examples.
lb:Wiktionary must be able to control articles and translations. As far as there is no confirmed user in exotic languages, all these articles are more than doubtfull and should not exist in serious dictionnary . And like in all the other wiktionaries the main target should be to create articles in the motherlanguage, otherwise we don't need it.
My first action if I'm confirmed as a sysop will be to unblock every IP-adresses and article-pages, and we will see the result.
Best regards --Les Meloures 12:13, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Hello Les Meloures,
I don't complain about the fact that you blocked those IPs at all. I'm just saying that it would be better to have blocked with a smaller period (ie some days for the beginning), and then to higher the block period if this IP still continues the vandalism. For the protection, it could be useful only if all IPs are targetting only one article, which is always the same, and blocking the IPs don't solve it.
I'm really happy to see that you will continue to administrate this project, it really needs somebody like you to grow up. Personally, I wanted to help there but did not prolong my adminship because I could no more help (I just understand a bit the language, but not enough to correct or create articles).
I confirmed your adminship for 6 months (we can't add more on projects with a small community). If you need some technical help, whatever it is, feel free to contact me.
Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:46, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. Will do my best. --Les Meloures 21:26, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Rollback rights on mr:wikipedia[edit]

Hello Quentin57,

I am mainly contributing on mr.wikipedia i dont want sysop rights but i only want rollback rights on mr:wiki. I place my request on mr:wiki beaurocrat page (here). But he said that he dont know how to give this rights. I have 1639 edits in total. I'm mainly involved in recent changes and New pages so I think I need Rollback tool to block bad users from wrecking wikipedia. If yo are able to solve this problem please solve this and grant me rollback rights on mr.wikipedia. (I am sorry for my bad english but there is no option) संतोष दहिवळ 10:49, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello. The only group that has the rollback right on ttwiki is the sysop group. Let me advise you three solutions :
  • the first one is to gain community consensus to be a sysop
  • the second one is to gain community consensus to create a patroller group
  • the third one is to use JS tools that are really similar to the '[rollback]' button (in the case where you only want the button, of course)
Feel free to ask if you need some more help. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 11:10, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for help. संतोष दहिवळ 11:19, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Turkish wikipedia[edit]

Thank you for informing me about the request. User already blocked by a bureaucrat. I do not know what is user's problem but you can proceed with the regular procedure. I don't like to feed trolls. --Eldarion 18:52, 26 December 2011 (UTC)