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Creating user right rollbacker at[edit]

Hi Sotiale, this is FocalPoint from el-wiki and el-wikt. I saw that you assisted Sarri.greek on behalf of el-wikt for the rollbackers. I would appreciated if you could do the same for el-wiki. The discussion was done here from 4 to 12 July, were consensus has been reached to activate the user right. --FocalPoint (talk) 07:22, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@FocalPoint: Good to see you :D Thanks for the message to me. Because I don't know Greek, was there any oppose opinion? If so, I wonder if it has been discussed enough. If I submit a request and someone claims that there was no consensus in the middle, this puts me in a very difficult situation. So I would like to ask you again if consensus has formed. Thank you for answer :) --Sotiale (talk) 08:30, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Nice to be here Sotiale :) Consensus has been declared already since July 8 from another admin. We just waited for 8 days to go through on my suggestion. There was no oppose opinion. PS: You can see that the discussion continues as we have to settle on the proper translation in Greek (LOL) and practical issues as who will recommend / apply and at which page. --FocalPoint (talk) 09:08, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Oh, good. I'll submit this request today. The function of the translator is very poor(/uh), but I hope that the discussion on the name will resolve well. --Sotiale (talk) 09:45, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@FocalPoint: The request is at the code review stage now, and upon approval, it will be applied to elwiki site immediately. However, if it takes a long time, this approval will take a month. I will notify you immediately of any changes :D --Sotiale (talk) 09:44, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Site settings have been changed. From now on, your community can grant or revoke rollbackers. Congrats and have a good time :D --Sotiale (talk) 00:03, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Cross-wiki spam[edit]

Hi there! I've recently added a SG request (it will open in the edit of that particular request, sorry not sure how else to differentiate my edit) The article has been re-created across many wiki projects, which have been deleted by their respective admins by now (except for KO). As I've noticed you speak Korean, I was wondering if you probably help look into the request when you get a chance? It was already flagged as spam. It's no rush at all, but hope you can help look into it when you have some time as I'm not sure whether they have any active admins there. Thanks a lot. — Infogapp1 (talk) 17:42, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

UPDATE: Looks like they already took care of it, so please don't worry about the KO article anymore :) — Infogapp1 (talk) 20:24, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Oh, thank you for letting me know :) --Sotiale (talk) 02:00, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
No problem. I recognise you and other admins/stewards got so much on your plates, I owe it to you guys to update when something's already done so you can tick it off your lists :) Quick question: if an item is already deleted (say Wikidata), is there any archive of the history of who edited it at all? I'm asking because I wanted to gather diff evidence about a COI case, but since the item was already deleted, the links I had saved during my info gathering now result to 404. — Infogapp1 (talk) 22:26, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Sadly, if you want to know the editor of the deleted item, it should be in the deletion log summary or you should ask admin. --Sotiale (talk) 22:45, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Please lock this LTA[edit]

Please lock the list accounts all accounts from this LTA --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 08:01, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Ugh.. What's that.. OK, I will handle. Thank you for letting me know! --Sotiale (talk) 08:02, 26 July 2020 (UTC)


The link i mentioned belongs to Iran's ministry of culture. Therefore no thing is private! And in mentioned link they were introduced in a publicly meeting. where we can report?Comfortable233 (talk) 15:45, 25 July 2020 (UTC)


Sorry for troubling you, please respond when you find a minute. This request asks for not typical signs and letters. Would I be in the right if I refused this request? Thank you! Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 16:35, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry. I'm busy these days and only handled requests with IRC, but I'll check your question soon. --Sotiale (talk) 13:58, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Sometimes happens, I recommend you consider whether this is actually easy to type on keyboard. Because they will ask to change the account name again when it is difficult to hit the keyboard. Even the unallocated characters can be easily typed on the keyboard. For example, a dot in Japanese. After many thoughts, it is your discretion to choose. --Sotiale (talk) 13:16, 31 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi Sotiale

Could you please block my IP, it's an open proxy.-- 06:27, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

LTA 黃冰楠[edit]

I think this account (中国列兵(四等兵)) is new 黄冰楠 sock, can you recheck sleppers. Willy1018(talk) 02:17, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

@Willy1018: Yup, I just locked 黃冰楠's other 6 accounts. --Sotiale (talk) 14:42, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Willy1018(talk) 14:54, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Also,你美眷如花,我还是从前那个少年,没有一丝丝改变 and 肉麻的调调你不会知道 is 黄冰楠?--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:00, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
In my memory, 你美眷如花 was 黄冰楠. But I'm not sure. 我还是从前那个少年,没有一丝丝改变 is.. look CA information. 肉麻的调调你不会知道 is, Yes. --Sotiale (talk) 13:34, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

LTA 黃冰楠 or 冏[edit]

Special:CentralAuth/熊貓大仙林沈昊 MCC214 thinks that is 黃冰楠 (zh:Special:Diff/61184479#熊貓大仙林沈昊) but local admin thinks it's 囧. Willy1018(talk) 17:29, 15 August 2020 (UTC)

(FYI, I am very tired now on a business trip. The answer can be slow) The technical information seems to be 黃冰楠, not 囧(just loginwiki data, but the pattern in 黃冰楠's IP.) --Sotiale (talk) 13:00, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Willy1018(talk) 08:49, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

m:Steward requests/Checkuser#醍醐的花見@zh.wikipedia[edit]

Same point for Hamish,in local,I request check their sleepers before local admin do the unblock request for 醍醐的花見 when 醍醐的花見 have been block indef in local.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:51, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

I left a message on SRCU. --Sotiale (talk) 13:10, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

CheckUser of Luong Trung Minh@zhwiki[edit]

I apologize if any misunderstanding occurred, but not many people are interested in CU here on zhwiki, except for a few admins, me, MCC214 and a handful of users, which leads to the question of "if there's enough consensus". You were right, no oppose can be translated as "consensus" in some cases. Given the Great Firewall's block, sockpuppetry investigation has always been complicated in zhwiki, I thank you for your continous work to keep our community a better place. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 00:31, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello. I'm glad if my little help would benefit your community :D I don't think it's a big deal if there are few participants. The problem is, if within a day after the discussion begins, the request comes to SRCU, I feel burdened when there are not enough participants. Of course, if someone makes a request even though there is not enough consensus, the user who made the request should be the problem, but I can't avoid the mistake of not knowing the consensus properly. This is your freedom, but unless it is the case of well-known LTAs, I recommend that you post requests on SRCU after a period of more than a day. Of course it depends on the individual case, but it is just my wish :) --Sotiale (talk) 06:24, 21 August 2020 (UTC)


Sorry. Internet outage, will continue my request later. Minorax (talk) 13:18, 22 August 2020 (UTC)


@Sotiale: Dear metawiki administrators I am a sockpuppet of User:Bishal Khan (globally blocked account), unblock my real account globally. বিশাল প. (talk) 03:12, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Request delete page and ban sockpuppet[edit]

Hello Sotiale, the member Autumn VN is vandalism and insulting me on his member page with Vietnamese (view it in User:Autumn VN). Can you delete it? You can also ban this user because he harassed me on my user talk page. Thank you <3 ~ Mai ~ talk to me! 07:55, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

The userpage has been deleted. --Sotiale (talk) 04:11, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

SRCU request for 坦帕灣光芒460[edit]

Please global block

  1. IP(s) when their (Group 1 and Group 2 confirmed accounts) used and created
  2. IP(s) when all accounts is confirmed,such as some MCC XXX accounts used and created
  3. IP(s) when all accounts used and created
  4. IP(s) when accounts is confirmed used and created

Also,please global lock Group 2 confirmed accounts to this SRCU request.

Note,坦帕灣光芒460 is cross-wiki abuse and LTA,and it have been locked),thanks.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 16:56, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Done. In the case of IPs, other stews already gblocked. --Sotiale (talk) 13:20, 2 September 2020 (UTC)


@Sotiale:, Dear metawiki administrators I am a sockpuppet of User:Bishal Khan (globally blocked account), unblock my real account. বিশাল জ. (talk) 06:00, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism on translations[edit]

Hello. I don't know where to report these to, so I'm directly sending this message to an active admin I saw in RC. Could you please block and remove the false translations he added? Thanks.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 12:25, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

@Evrifaessa: Blocked and translations are nuked by another admin(team-work :D). Thank you for reporting! You can always use here. --Sotiale (talk) 12:28, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Yeah :D. Hope you are well too Sotiale. Take care. (sorry for stalking talkpages) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:30, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Obviously it's super-ultra no problem, Camouflaged Mirage. Long time no see! I hope nothing bad has happened to you. I'm a bit busy lately and I'm not in good health, but it's not COVID-19 and it's not a big problem ;) --Sotiale (talk) 12:33, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
Same here, per my userpage me too am in quite a bad health, and busy. I think this is appropriate :D 파이팅! Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:42, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

A question on IP blocked ranges[edit]

Hi, Sotiale! Sorry for bothering you but I was trying to recruit a few people to ku.wikt but apparently they can't create accounts due to the block on IP range as well as other ranges. Shouldn't this blocks work in a way allowing people to create new accounts? Thank you! --Balyozxane (talk) 14:19, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

@Balyozxane: Hello. Sorry for the inconvenience of your project. The range was blocked due to the famous Polish wiki terror LTA. They do automated wiki attacks at a very high speed, and they attack on multiple projects. So I don't think unblock the global block is a good option. Global block basically prevents account creation, but I also don't have the ability to disable it in the interface.. :(
But there is way to choose from for your project. That is to exempt the global block from kuwikt only. Using this feature, you can unblock the range on kuwikt. However, please consider the risks to this. In my personal opinion, I don't think it will attack kuwikt, but if that happens you should be prepared to react. --Sotiale (talk) 14:32, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick reply! I disabled that block using the feature you mentioned and then enabled it again after the User created an account. Is IP block exemptions only granted by the stewards or can we, admins, give exemptions, as well? --Balyozxane (talk) 14:39, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
@Balyozxane: If your newcomers create an account and later reactivate the global block, users who already have an account will not be affected because the current global block is anonymous only. local IPBE flag can be granted to them by you(local admins), but in this case it is not necessary. You don't need to do anything other than revive the global block. Users who create new accounts are not affected as long as they log in to their account. --Sotiale (talk) 14:47, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Great! Thank you. Have a nice day :) --Balyozxane (talk) 14:49, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
@Balyozxane: No problem :D I hope the problem is solved well. Have a nice day! --Sotiale (talk) 14:51, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

Abusive username[edit]

제게 말씀을 해주셔서 궁금증이 들였는데 SRG에서 abusive username 으로 들어오는 잠금 요청처럼 ko:백:계정 이름에 위배되는 (광고나 단체 계정 이외의, 한국어로 된 계정명과 영어를 포함한) 계정명을 가진 계정도 Lock 요청을 넣어도 되는 것인가요? --Gomdoli (talk) 02:26, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

SRG는 기본적으로 반드시 사무장이 행동을 취하여야 하는 계정들과 관련하여 요청할 경우 사용하는 공간입니다. 각 로컬위키의 계정명 정책은 모두 다른데, 한국어 위키백과의 정책을 근거로 전역계정 잠금(Global lock)을 요청한다는 것은 말이 안 되겠죠? 그러므로 한국어 위키백과 정책을 근거로 글로벌 잠금을 할 수는 없습니다. 게다가 한국어 위키백과에서 누군가 기록보호(Oversight)가 필요한 계정명을 만든 경우는, 사무장에게 요청하는게 아니라 로컬위키의 기록보호자(Oversighters)에게 기록보호를 요청해야 합니다. SRG에 보통 게시되어 처리되는 것들은 '위키간'(cross-wiki) LTA가 특정 사용자를 공격하거나 성적으로 희롱하는 경우, 그리고 누가 보더라도 특정 사용자를 성적으로 희롱하기 위한 경우, 또는 어느 기준으로 보더라도 폭력적인 계정명(나치, ~는 자살해라 등)에 해당할 경우입니다. 이건 모든 위키에서 어차피 사용자명을 숨기는 것이 적절하므로 사무장이 계정명을 전역으로 숨기는 것입니다. 언어를 불문합니다. 하지만 하나의 로컬위키에서만 활동하고 그러한 언어를 사용한 계정들은 위키간 장기 남용 사용자(cross-wiki LTA)가 아닌 이상 사무장이 아니라 로컬위키의 기록보호자에게 요청하는 것이 맞습니다. --Sotiale (talk) 03:10, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
그렇군요. 자세하게 답변해주셔서 감사합니다. 다음에 요청할 때 유의하겠습니다. --Gomdoli (talk) 03:20, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Request check sleepers for two cross-wiki abuse and LTA[edit]


  1. Check 米記123 (Rosy-Business,Rogue-Emperor,Incredible-Mama,紅色小巴失控撞毀巴士站事件!!,CU71,MCC214P) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created
  2. Check 冏 (All socks confirmed in m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-07#顶级生态位@zh.wikipedia,m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-08#我还是那个少年!@zh.wikipedia and m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-09#苹果派伊能静@zh.wikipedia) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created

Note,米記123 and 冏 are cross-wiki abuse and LTA,and they have been locked),thanks.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 12:15, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh, I checked the talkpage and forgot for a while. I will process it by tomorrow. --Sotiale (talk) 13:36, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Add Albert20009 (cross-wiki abuse and LTA,and haa been locked)(All socks confirmed in m:Steward requests/Checkuser/2020-07#Putrazhang90229@zh.wikipedia,Jamestonchen20993,Jacksonchen20991,Jackycheung20995,Megandomani20992,Davidsoncheng20995,Teukumirza20983,Sherylsheinafia10996),check their sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created,thanks!--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 17:44, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, a few sleepers found and locked. Sadly, all the IP bands they used to create accounts are normal bands, and global blocks are not possible :( --Sotiale (talk) 14:14, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh,I see the SRG archive,黃冰楠 was very active,I feel this LTA use many proxy IP(s)/IP range(s),so please lock all 黃冰楠 (All SRCU via check 黃冰楠,中国列兵,る鬼,泰文字,胡66与歌手刘惜君同台演绎了 开到荼蘼,中国列兵(四等兵),神虎术5786330492,狙击手开枪不慎打伤人质,柳哲生在这次战斗中与队友共同击落1架96式舰战,绝对不能玉碎 一定要战斗到最后一人,即使战斗到最后一人也绝不会放下武器,他们即使战斗到最后一人也绝不会放下武器青年抗争者,Jarron Yong,曾两度进行大规模的搜索活动和数以百计的围剿,all socks confirmed here,all socks confirmed here,我在英国教功夫,只有暴动没有暴政) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created,oh,I forgot to login,so this request with above is add via my IP.

Also,check 坦帕灣光芒460 and 114.27 (All SRCU via check it) sleepers in login wiki and global block IP(s) when their used and created.


--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 18:19, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Can you help me organize their accounts? If you have enough time, please use {{LockHide}} to organize.. --Sotiale (talk) 14:18, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Sorry,I reply so late,I request only hope you check their Ssleepers when 黃冰楠,坦帕灣光芒460 and 114.27 are cross-wiki abuse,and blocked IP(s) when they are created and edit.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:08, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

다른 질문[edit]

방금 Spam only account로 잠긴 계정이라는 아이피로 계속하는 중인데 이것도 LTA로 볼 수 있겠죠? 감사합니다. --Gomdoli (talk) 06:43, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

...? 아니요. 스팸이라고 해야 합니다. --Sotiale (talk) 06:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
아... --Gomdoli (talk) 01:22, 17 September 2020 (UTC)


This account appears to have been compromised/hacked by one of the LTA's, just knew about it in the English Wikipedia. 13:40, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

I have seen this too, but this person's claim is very reliable. That person can definitely contact T&S. Therefore, my lock will be valid. --Sotiale (talk) 13:44, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
I know the suspect. It's Cruizir. 13:15, 21 September 2020 (UTC)


Sorry for the SRG report yesterday. I thought it was just a troll and it isn't real. I should have been more careful next time and use hidename parameter. Sorry once again. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:03, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh, Camouflaged Mirage. You never have to worry. Because it is near impossible to find me by that alone. I think it may have been leaked by LTA that received my response through OTRS ticket. Either way it doesn't have any problem, so you don't have to be sorry for me :D --Sotiale (talk) 11:11, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind understanding, have a nice day :D Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:09, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Cross wiki vandal[edit]

Hello. You have blocked ALBERTGIBANPAPUA indefinitly for cross-wiki vandalism. I think you can do it again for ALBERTGIBANPAPUA1. No doubt he is the same user : same name, same vandalism. I already have blocked him on fr.wikipedia. Thank you. Supertoff (talk) 16:44, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

@Supertoff: Hi, Supertoff. Thanks for your message. The account you presented is already locked, did you mean another account? --Sotiale (talk) 03:35, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Hello again. No it's ok. I blocked him on before you did it globally but I sent you the message here after. My bad : I didn't checked it. Have a godd day. Supertoff (talk) 04:44, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
@Supertoff: Hi. Do not worry. Thanks for checking! If you find the person, let me know right away :) --Sotiale (talk) 05:16, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Time for protecting your talk page(?)[edit]

Based on this --Prahlad balaji (talk) 00:29, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

@Prahlad balaji: Sorry for the late reply. But I don't think I need it. Because the person will go somewhere else and do the same thing anyway. Wouldn't it be better to leave the person to me so that the person wouldn't bother anyone else? :) --Sotiale (talk) 04:00, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Yeah you're right, I didn't think about that. Sorry. Regards, --Prahlad balaji (talk) 19:22, 6 October 2020 (UTC)




日本のWikipediaでは、ベテランの管理人が新人の編集者を排除する動きが問題になっており、とくに日本のスタッフでは解決できないことが指摘されています。日本には調停委員会がなく、いまの状況になればスチュワートさんに頼るしかありません。私が再び編集者として活動できるよう、よろしくお願いします。-- 14:20, 14 October 2020 (UTC)、

私にメッセージをくださってありがとうございます。 しかし、私はローカルの問題に介入することは困難であり、このような仲裁者の役割は私に合わないと思います。 他のユーザーにお願いすることをお勧めいたします。ご了承ください。 --Sotiale (talk) 09:59, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Checkuser requests[edit]

Hello Sotiale! Can you please take a look at: Steward requests/Checkuser#Nekitip88@hr.project? Thanks, Koreanovsky (talk) 16:19, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you very much! --Koreanovsky (talk) 09:21, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

IP adress[edit]

Dear Mr Sotiale, I cannot log in because I fear Ivi104 would block me. He radically misuse administrator tools snd often block people who think different. I am working on Wikipedia many years and I dont want to be blocked after all. Therefore, I beg you to checkhim. Sincerely, 05:56, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

If I may, this is user Lordluka99, who was recently found using multiple accounts to spread lies and to insult users of hrwiki. Feel free to check me if you'd like, I have absolutely nothing to hide. --Ivi104 (talk) 08:47, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Very well. Mister Ivi agreed to check, so please check him. 11:49, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
And Ivi, you seem very nervous because of jokes.

New request[edit]

I request check their sleepers when 米記123,冏,黃冰楠,坦帕灣光芒460,114.27,Xayahrainie43,Albert20009,대우건설(전광훈 목사) are cross-wiki abuse,and blocked IP(s) when they are created and edit.

Also,I feel Lovewhattyoudo is 黃冰楠.

Lastly, I need to know this user use proxy/VPN?

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 11:41, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi. I forgot to take care of this while I was dealing with something else. I'm sorry, I'll answer within today. --Sotiale (talk) 23:26, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
@MCC214: Yes, Lovewhattyoudo is 黄冰楠. Czechkeith didn't use VPN at that time. --Sotiale (talk) 12:11, 26 October 2020 (UTC)


Thank you for blocking the IP that was vandalizing that page - as soon as they were blocked this new user User:Jhonwictor User:Himan781 User:ShanviS appears and starts the same nonsense - can you take a peek and see if they need blocking too. Best wishes 2409:4052:901:D691:0:0:17F6:C0A5 15:04, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Hello. They already have multiple accounts and have been blocked on several wikis. If you think you need further action, please visit SRG. --Sotiale (talk) 12:13, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Please block[edit]

Hi. Will you please block (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs), and (talk · contribs) since IPs on those ranges have been persistently harassing and vandalizing pages I edited and my talk pages for months. Not only in enwiki but also across several wikis like idwiki and commonswiki. the first ( (talk · contribs)) and the 2nd are now blocked on enwiki only for some time so he moved to commons. Thanks. Flix11 (talk) 11:22, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

I'll let you know after I review the contents. --Sotiale (talk) 23:28, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Just some appreciation[edit]

Hey, I can't thank you enough for helping us check socks yesterday. During local discussion phase, I was harassed and gave up on some requests cowardly, but you are the real guy serving the people. Good luck on your Meta CU election. --Super Wang hates PC You hate, too? 01:19, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

As always, I just do my job. thank you :) --Sotiale (talk) 12:14, 26 October 2020 (UTC)