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Tech News: 2017-27

15:32, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Global Block request

Do something with it! Samare Tano (talk) 10:19, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi! Could you please take a look into this? The user has been vandalizing Russian wikipedia for a long time (mostly around anime articles) engaging in editing wars with everyone who is trying to fix the edits and leaving phony "block warnings" on others' talk pages. Now aiming towards English and Japanese sections. Creating multiple accounts (SKULLOSSUS, YumYumGen, Taller403, TanakaIrsen, TejiTen, Tamerlan84, Samare Tano - those I know of) to imitate them engaging in dialogues with each other.
Thank you. --SBerT (talk) 11:00, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

I'll take a look at this closely. RadiX 17:05, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
RadiX, the nominator, SBerT, did an error... I ain't a sockpuppet. But SBerT is. Also, there are two open proxies to block. Samare Tano (talk) 09:24, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
All accounts have been locked but SBerT. Any other issue should be handled locally. RadiX 14:56, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
OK, thanks, but if SBerT get another block for edit warring, please block him. Samare Tano (talk) 09:08, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
I missed that one. Thanks, RadiX 03:55, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-28

15:07, 10 July 2017 (UTC) (Request at Steward requests/Global)

Hi RadiX,

Just thought I'd let you know that the request for was marked as Yes check.svg Done by some troll ( who is now blocked). I saw that you took care of some other requests there and thought I would let you know that the report for is still open. Regards. 2601:1C0:10E:A22E:5C50:CA04:F35F:9FA 16:37, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Done. There is some trolling in the midst of requests so that it is not always an easy task to take care of. Thanks for reporting. RadiX 17:04, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @RadiX:, I request unblock for my ip. I have to use VPN, i.e., proxies, since Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey. See 2017 block of Wikipedia in Turkey. For your interest, this was my physical ip, however I can't use it anymore, due to aforementioned Wikipedia block in my country. According to WP policies, using proxies is permitted, if it do not constitute socking and/or disruptive editings. My edits with this ip did not violate any of these policies. Feel free to check the edits. Also, the ipv6 that "reported" me on meta is most probably the ip sock of Grathmy, the same ISP and geolocation. Please see, Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Grathmy. Seems that the sockmaster tries to undermine SPI cases regarding him by reporting the filers. I urge you to rethink this bad faith report of a possible ip sock. Thanks. 15:23, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
  • FYI: The aforementioned ipv6 is using proxies. See [5][6]. {ip|}} is a confirmed proxy. The ip is using proxies, reporting countless editors but the same anon request a global block for an another ip. It is hard to assume good faith in this case. As I said above, unfortunately I have to use VPN untill the country that I currently live remove the block on Wikipedia. None of my edits with the blocked ip were disruptive. So "please" remove the block, since it is better to use one single ip for the SPI case in order to prevent further confusion. The current block is not justified according to WP policies. Thanks. 17:36, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Can I get a feedback please? 17:47, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Dear user,
I am volunteer. I am not always available all day long.
Open proxies are often used abusively. The port scan has found at least 3 open ports in this IP address.
If you are a registered user, I can add the IP address block exempt right to your account. RadiX 20:17, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
  • I know open proxies often used abusively, but there is no evidence for the blocked ip As I said, none of my edits were disruptive. Feel free to check them. And using VPN is not/was not my chooice. I simply have no other option. My current ip is also from VPN. Because this is only way of access. As for your offer, I am not registered in English Wikipedia. So it will not help. And ironically, the ip who reported me is a likely sock and evidently using proxies.

I have read the policy. It states "An editor who has genuine and exceptional need, and can be trusted not to abuse the right." and "Email the functionaries team or contact a CheckUser directly, explaining why you need to edit via anonymous proxies. Administrators who are contacted through other means may need to consult a checkuser to confirm the problem"

  1. Exceptional need: As I explained above, I have accession problems due to the block of WP and want to manage the SPI case with the same ip in order to prevent further confusion. And as I explained, there was no disruptive edits with the ip.
  2. I can't send e-mail, since I am not a registered user on English wikipedia. Thus, I am contacting you.

Based on the reasons above, I request unblock for my IP. At least I want to be unblocked temporarly, untill the cases close. So 'please' review your block decision, since it may influence the open SPI case negatively and it would be unfair. Thanks. 21:40, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I do not want to waste my time (and your time as well) with this issue anymore. I really got tired of repeating the same things. I did not violate any WP rules to be sanctioned. Also using the VPN/proxy is not my "personal choice" (as I have explained above) and is not wholly disallowed on Wikipedia. I even linked my physical ip here. If you do not want to unblock the banned ip, please state it clearly. Thanks! 01:49, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Hello. You are asking to be unblocked in order to comment at some SPIs via open proxy. You further stated that you do not have a registered account; i.e, you are not an established user who could be trusted not to abuse OPs. Sorry, but this does not sound reasonable to me. I have contacted other checkusers for that matter. However, I am willing to lift the block if there is no evidence of abuse. Regards. RadiX 02:10, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
I have not registered in English Wikipedia but I am an established user in other wiki project. Ip block extemption for the account would not be helpful, since I am not registered on with it. If it really needed for trust, I can e-mail you. Because I am not willing to link it here, for privacy reasons-I disclosed both my physical and proxy ip publicly. As I said many times, I want to manage the cases with the same ip in order to prevent further confusions. I made time for those SPI cases and do not want to see them as 'undermined' due to this block. If you are willing to lift the block, can you please do it as quick as possible? Because most probably the case will be closed within a few days. 09:35, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
P.S.: I've also got what you said about VPNs and the block of Wikipedia in Turkey. RadiX 02:13, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
WP has been blocked in 29 April[7] and I was using my own physical ips before the block[8]. Due to the block, I am using VPN to access WP. Again, I did not violate any of WP rules to be sanctioned. 09:38, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
So what's your decision? 14:45, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Dear user,
Your request is under review. There are still a few things to be evaluated I can't tell you.
You'll soon be informed of the outcome. RadiX 15:26, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Dear user,
This open proxy is obviously not blocked as it is now being used by you in order to request an unblock.
FYI: I've carefully reviewed the case. Although the potential risk of abuse is not very significant, there would be a few compromises by unblocking this OP or IP range. Possibly some issues found do not even stem from any of your actions but from others instead. It is therefore expected when it comes to open proxies.
I also encourage you to use your account if you are willing to make any further edits at SPIs in the future. Please also bear in mind that editing project space with alternative accounts (or even anonymously) is considered something disruptive in several Wikimedia wikis as it involves discussions that are internal to the projects.
I am sorry to say that, because it seems like you have been acting in good faith. However, I think it's better not to unblock these OPs, at least for the time being.
Regards, RadiX 16:17, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Okay, no problem. I see your point. Thank you. 20:57, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Sobre o destravamento

Olá RadiX

Como assim o destravamento está a ser discutido?

Obrigado pelo seu tempo 13:14, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Devido às evidências apontadas na página. Se pretende ser desbloqueado, recomendo que pare de contornar os bloqueios com novos socks. RadiX 14:21, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Epá, desculpe é verdade que não sou perfeito, mas agora o que é que devo fazer, é verdade que na Wikipedia Inglesa, eu fiz muitos erros, mas não foram com má intenção mas eu agora queria remenda-los.

Por isso o que é que devo fazer? 13:30, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Por favor, aguarde a discussão e não pressione os administradores com os mesmos questionamentos, como tem feito aqui e no IRC. Este tipo de atitude não o ajudará. Compreendo as usas razões e expectativas, mas é necessário que você também compreenda que está provocando o efeito exatamente contrário ao agir desta maneira. RadiX 17:16, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Bem se o diz ok então diga me mais uma coisa quanto tempo pode levar esta discussão? 00:34, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Não sei. O resultado será informado na página em que fez o seu pedido de desbloqueio, assim que possível. RadiX 01:40, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Olá RadiX uns dias passaram, mas ainda continuo a pensar quanto ao bloqueio, se como está a decorrer a discussão, mas também não quero pressionar ninguém ou perturbar.

Mas eu sinto me preocupado e a pensar isso.

Por isso está a haver oposições?

E o que é que devo fazer? 19:55, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

A decisão será informada na página SRG. Por favor, aguarde. Por enquanto não há o que fazer. RadiX 03:41, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Desculpe RadiX, eu tenho tentado mas não sei conseguido, só que eu tenho tentado, e não sei porque há tanta coisa a querer editar e tal, que eu não sei se consigo, porque eu até penso porque é mais fácil bloquear-me do desbloquear-me e acreditar em mim?

Porque é que não me pode desbloquear de uma vez sem estar a vir por estes processos, porque parece que os estão a querer prejudicar-me e a rejeitar-me.


E sabe que mais tirem o vosso tempo e as vossas conclusões, eu não vou voltar nem agora, nem daqui a 6 meses, nem daqui a 1 ano porque eu vou voltar na mesma maneira e altura que entrei e aí vou faze-los engolir cada palavra que eles disseram e vou faze-los pagar pelo o que eles me fizeram no IRC, diga isso na discussão e a Chrissymad.

Obrigado pelo seu tempo, você é uma pessoa fantástica em comparação com os do IRC

É o que dá quando descartam os melhores, é sempre assim.

Obrigado pelo seu tempo 13:59, 22 July 2017 (UTC) (Martimc123)

Martim, você não pode pedir todos os dias o seu desbloqueio, sabendo que há uma discussão em andamento. Isto irrita os usuários, como aconteceu no irc, e não o ajuda em nada. O primeiro passo é reconhecer o motivo pelo qual foi bloqueado e parar de contornar este bloqueio, sobretudo na Wikipédia em inglês. Eu recomendo que se afaste e retorne somente após um tempo considerável (pelo menos três meses). Do contrário, o efeito será justamente o contrário do esperado. Espero ter ajudado. RadiX 21:20, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Olá RadiX ajudou realmente mas agora quanto ao meu desbloqueio como é que provo que sou um bom editor, como é que posso ser desbloqueado e provar-lhes errado, tenho que mandar um mail ao comité de arbitragem e como é que se pode fazer uma discussão no noticeboard dos administradores?

Obrigado pelo seu tempo 22:01, 23 July 2017 (UTC) (Martimc123)

Global block for

Cross wiki abuse vandalism this recently used for abuse. Multiple and many project vandalism this this this this this and bypassing the global lock 2001:4D80:0:61:902:200:0:49C6 15:09, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Done by Stryn. RadiX 15:20, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Global block for

Open proxy server. Cross wiki abuse vandalism and bypassing the global lock 17:20, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Done by Stryn. RadiX 19:58, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 July 2017

Tech News: 2017-29

22:59, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Bloqueio de proxy

Você pode bloquear os IPs do Avast VPN? Os IPs do proxy são conhecidos

Tem um usuário está vandalizando deslogado[13] mas os verificadores e administradores não vão fazer nada.


Would you be so kind as to append & !contains_any(article_namespace, "200", "866") to this filter. It will stop the Grants ns and another being caught. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:41, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Done! Cheers, RadiX 16:55, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-30

15:57, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks a lot (and a question)

First of all, thanks a lot for the speed blocking the vandals I'm reporting here (Fouadadanmp3 & co). Btw, I found 9 other socks. Anyway, I've got a technical question: I requested a title black list for fouad+adan+hamoussin and similar combinations at enwiki, to prevent him to create other self-promo articles. I'm not an expert but I know that is possible to block some NS0 titles. Is it possible to send this request to the admins of French and Arab WP too? Otherwise, is it possible to block this titles globally? PS: it seems that on ar.wp also he writes his articles in Latin alphabet. This, IMHO, could prevent once and for all his activity (create articles about himself). On Commons is different, I don't think it exists a "facial recognition tool" :-) . Thanks again and sorry for disturb. --Dэя-Бøяg 23:16, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

@DerBorg: I think it is possible to prevent these accounts from being created with the help of global abusefilters. I am also going to check the most recent ones later. Afaik "fouad" is a common pattern among them, right? RadiX 23:59, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Uhm, yes. Fouad was quite always used. My idea, most useful for Arab, French and English WP, was mainly to prevent creation of articles using this combinations. Following the fitst request I read on this page, I noted that the red pages listed were disabled for creation. Starting from the pages crated by him (listed here), it could be possible to create a blacklist adding other possible combinations (yes, It would be a long list). Maybe it's simpler than I think, but my knowledge of this codes is really poor. Btw, thanks again for blocks :-) . Regards. --Dэя-Бøяg 00:21, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
@DerBorg: Yep. I got your point. However, in this case, they will still be allowed to register an account in another projects via CA... RadiX 01:00, 27 July 2017 (UTC)


Just reverted one of his IPs. Newest instance from 15 July 2017, recurring global vandalism, please rangeblock, as done already.

Still unblocked affected ranges, same 83* & 79* as here. 11:14, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Still vandalizes xwiki and counting: 11:34, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Done for 1 month. RadiX 01:00, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Just I cleaned up Wikibooks vandalism by abovementioned vandal, look and see what he did in Wikibooks please. FYI, his LTA should be reported to / 07:16, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Wikiversity too I cleaned up. If he resumes vandalism after current block expiry, then we should rangeblock him for longer globally. 07:35, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-31

21:45, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 August 2017

Tech News: 2017-32

21:45, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Global lock for Somehouse1250

Multiple and never-ending circumvention of global locks, Џойстик_18 Sunready888 Mermaid Man Bukamember1012 His contribution is very similar to the previously mentioned participants, which, alas, can not be a mere coincidence. So, I ask you to globally block this troll and vandal.

@Пугачов Иван Петрович: No. Somehouse1250 (talk) 07:55, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
Please, stop. There is no enough evidence here to support the accusation. If that is the case those issues should be handled locally. Meta-Wiki is not a playground. RadiX 14:34, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Пугачов Иван Петрович

Please lock and trolling. please Somehouse1250 (talk) 07:59, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

There is no enough evidence here to warrant a global action at least for the time being. Refer to local checkusers if needed. RadiX 14:43, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

Deutsch | English | español | français | italiano | 한국어 | Nederlands | português | русский | edit

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

RadiX, congratulations! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators.

MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:00, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Please let me know if you wish to be subscribed to the mail:metawiki-admins as well. Fill out the form and fire me an email. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:00, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much, MarcoAurelio! RadiX 19:45, 10 August 2017 (UTC) (Open proxy block request)

Since you're fairly active at Steward requests/Global, and that page is currently semi-protected, I'm posting this open proxy request here. I Hope you don't mind, thanks. 2601:1C0:106:CF1E:708B:28D1:BD0:9927 19:03, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Also, since this IP belongs to a webhosting service, cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist looks to be the range that the IP is in, meaning that all of the IPs in the /18 range are open proxies. So blocking this range may be necessary instead. 2601:1C0:106:CF1E:708B:28D1:BD0:9927 19:05, 14 August 2017 (UTC) rangeblocked with an expiry time of 6 months. Thanks, RadiX 19:24, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
It looks like that range did not include cross-wiki-contribsSTIP inforobtexgblockglist. Could you block this one individually? Thanks. 2601:1C0:106:CF1E:708B:28D1:BD0:9927 19:28, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
My bad. It was meant to be Now done. RadiX 19:35, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. A quick question though, if you don't mind. On the WHOIS link it lists two ranges ( and How do you know which range to block. I wasn't sure which range to choose when making this request, so I just chose the wider one (, but you blocked the narrower one ( Other than trying to avoid collateral damage by blocking the more narrow one, how do you know which IP range to block (which one is is actually dedicated to the webhosting service) since the WHOIS link lists two IP ranges? Thanks. Sorry if this was worded a bit oddly... ;-) 2601:1C0:106:CF1E:708B:28D1:BD0:9927 19:49, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi. The IPv4 address range to be blocked in such a circumstance is given by the CIDR notation. The ASN may indicate one or more network operators. Regards, RadiX 02:31, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-33

23:29, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Can you block this proxy? 23:23, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

The port scan has not found any open ports in this IP address. RadiX 04:22, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Would you mind blocking this open proxy? It is open on port 53281. 2601:1C0:101:E79E:19FC:80A1:3B49:6D26 03:58, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind, I think it may be closed now. 2601:1C0:101:E79E:19FC:80A1:3B49:6D26 04:04, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
The port scan has not found any open ports in this IP address. RadiX 04:18, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Requesting an unlock.

I have familiarised myself with all the rules and guidelines and do not ever plan on abusing multiple accounts of disrespecting any other contributor in the future, I have thoroughly studied all guidelines of conduct and do not intent on breaking any wikiquette ever again. I request that you unlock my account as I pose no harm to any project anymore nor am I planning such. If you would unlock my account I would remain blocked on various projects and will request unblocks on the terms and conditions of those respective communities in due time but will like the chance to contribute positively to other projects such as the Dutch Wikipedia to showcase that in fact I am not here to disrupt and regain the trust of the communities of where I am presently excluded.

By the way, the answer to your riddle is “the earth”.

Unrelated but I know that I have also requested an unlock for the Ivory Cowboy which I planned on using exclusively on the Simple English Wikipedia but I would limit myself to one account across all projects until I have regained community trust.

Sent from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. --2405:4800:1484:9937:CC6E:F569:79E6:70BF 05:27, 18 August 2017 (UTC) (Donald Trung)

Tech News: 2017-34

18:00, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-35

22:10, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Turkish Wikipedia

Turkish Wikipedia on the main page "Pages of the day" not created Can someone create a page please? Thank you --TmѰ e12 Talk 12:49, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

@TmY e12: Sorry, I am not sure if I understood you correctly. Could you explain what you meant by your question? RadiX 13:54, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

addition to Special:AbuseFilter/69

Would you be so kind to add User:COIBot/XWiki/ to the domain section of this filter. It is a domain host that is starting to be hit by the spambots. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:45, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: done. RadiX 14:30, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-36

22:14, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 September 2017


Hi, What happened at srg? Artix Kreiger (talk) 13:57, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: a long-term vandal has been vandalizing that page. RadiX 18:46, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-37

19:15, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-38

15:31, 18 September 2017 (UTC)


Hello, We are ISP and we own ip block, Wiki says that all the network is blocked for the whole year in all Wikis, block was applied by RadiX. Please explain the reason and if it's possible unblock the network, because many ordinar users are affected. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Hello. This IP range has been abused for spam lately. It is only a soft block, so you can still log into your account if you have one. Otherwise you may consider asking us to create an account for you. RadiX 02:52, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
That is a whole range. Maybe someone used as bunch of ip addresses on it to vandalize. Artix Kreiger (talk) 19:20, 18 September 2017 (UTC)


Hello! My account was blocked by this ip-block. What mi do? How I can edit article? --Kosta1974 (talk) 23:53, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

@Kosta1974: I've just changed it to anon. only, although there is still a lot of potential abuse coming form this IP range. Regards, RadiX 23:57, 22 September 2017 (UTC)