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AirVPN proxy block[edit]

Hi there,

I'm a user from Germany and I'm not able to contribute to de.wikipedia because of a blocked IP range (mine in the moment is and the blocked range according to Wikipedia is I want this range, and, in fact, all AirVPN's IP ranges, unblocked at least for all users who are logged in. I can't see the reason why everyone who is being privacy- and security-orientated and therefore using a VPN for their connection should be locked out of editing even if they are logged in ... Thanks for your time and efforts, -- Marilyn.hanson (talk) 02:24, 26 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

Forgot to say: It's a paid VPN, if it's of relevance ... in the blocking notification, it was stated that you entered as reason for the blocking: "Open proxy" ... -- Marilyn.hanson (talk) 02:26, 26 December 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Marilyn.hanson: Hi! There is currently no global block for this IP or range. If you are still having problems to edit this may be due to one of the local blocks applied on a few projects. It’s not blocked on de.wikipedia, so this won’t be a problem there. Please, tell me if you need anything else. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 03:07, 7 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
thanks for your answer! Unfortunately, today I tried again editing an de.wikipedia while logged in on Wikipedia and using AirVPN and got a very similar blocking notification (in German):
"Du bist aus dem folgenden Grund nicht berechtigt, die Seite zu bearbeiten:
Deine IP-Adresse befindet sich in einem Bereich, der auf allen Wikis gesperrt ist.
Die Sperre wurde durchgeführt von Vituzzu ( Der angegebene Grund ist hosting service with open proxies such as
Beginn der Sperre: 16:25, 25. Apr. 2018
Ablauf der Sperre: 16:25, 25. Apr. 2023
Du kannst Vituzzu kontaktieren, um die Sperre zu diskutieren. Du kannst nicht die Funktion „E-Mail an diesen Benutzer“ benutzen, bis du eine gültige E-Mail-Adresse in deinen Benutzerkonteneinstellungen angegeben hast und du nicht daran gehindert wirst, diese Funktion zu verwenden. Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist und der gesperrte Bereich ist Bitte beziehe alle obigen Einzelheiten in all deinen Anfragen ein."
So, I think the problem still persists, although I can't reproduce it exactly because of not knowing how to force AirVPN to get the same IP again (if this is possible at all). Just wanted to let you know, and thanks again, -- Marilyn.hanson (talk) 00:13, 10 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Project Medicine Foundation Membership[edit]

Membership renewal

Dear Wiki Project Med Supporter, you are receiving this message as you have shown interest in supporting Wiki Project Med in the past. As our organization grows and evolves, we want to be able to verify peoples ongoing interest in being involved. To that end, the board has decided to require renew of membership every two years. So -- whether you are a current member or not, please fill out our updated membership form, to ensure your membership till the end of 2020. Please note -- We ask that you fill out the form by Feb 3rd, as we are close to elections and only members can nominate themselves for the board and vote!

Best, Shani & Doc James. 01:57, 28 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Esh77 and Doc James: Hi! I have signed it since your announcement on Facebook. Is there a way to confirm that I have done anything correctly? I can do it again in case of need. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:56, 29 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
User:Esh77 will be able to tell you :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:32, 29 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Check this page's information[edit]

If you compare the information noting the ID. Then comparing this edit, and the comment in the overarching filter, which I hope is okay with you. I not, please give me a ping, and I will revert.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:07, 28 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Billinghurst: It's fine! Thanks for telling me!—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:54, 29 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Translation correctness[edit]

Hi Teles. Do you think "administradores" is right for CNBanner:Stewvote-text1/pt? I am not sure ptwiki uses this word to refer to our group. CNBanner:Stewvote-text1/pt-br uses "stewards" though. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:56, 6 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

@MarcoAurelio: Not really! “Administradores” is a translation for “sysops” or “administrators”. The proper translation is... none. We use the word “stewards”.
Just out of curiosity, we actually voted years ago to decide what should be the translation and decided that it should remain untranslated.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 21:41, 7 February 2019 (UTC)Reply


see this thread; concerned with the Ombudsman Commission. Your opinion is solicited:-) Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 14:18, 7 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello, Winged Blades of Godric. Thanks for the note.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 13:21, 8 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
Welcome, can you say something over there? A lack of activity reports, (responding to calls for it after 12 days and preparing that for over a fortnight), sitting on a complaint for months (as it seem to be), not acknowledging other complaints........The activities of the last year's committee don't instill any confidence to a lot many. I will urge you to coordinate with the outgoing members to issue a joint-statement about the barrage of criticism that has been leveled at your (plural) activities, from multiple long-standing users.Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 13:28, 8 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Winged Blades of Godric: I understand the concerns and totally agree that OC should have been more responsive. I assure you that this is something that most (if not all) members of OC are aware and willing to address for the next term. Even though I have my opinion, I am not sure if individual statements would help too much. I don't want to run the risk of saying something that doesn't express the opinion of the commission. We are identifying our internal problems has been a while and working on them with WMF in order to better respond to community needs. If community demands an explanation about OC activity, I believe it should receive one.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 14:08, 8 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
I'm glad to hear that. Again, thanks. In light of the statements by multiple respected users, as to the OC-activities of last year, I believe that the outgoing committee has a responsibility to make us aware about what caused their activity rates to take a downward plunge and other aspects......Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 14:20, 8 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
(ed. confl.) @Winged Blades of Godric: We have never mentioned contribution or participation of individual users on reports. However, I am open to suggestions. How do you suggest we to report that? You may want to open the discussion about the reports on other spaces, so we can take the suggestions to OC members and WMF to see how we can improve them without violating privacy policy of course.
There were 2 cases of 2017 to be solved, but they were closed on second semester of 2018. Nothing pending from 2017.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 14:38, 8 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
Let's make a rolling count. 2017, 1st half, is the start-span and we are bothered about cases received in 2017 only (we are not concerned about cases received in 2015 or 2016 or 2018) and when they get solved.
You received 21 cases in 2017 1st half, of which 8 were pending. We move to 2nd half, 2017. You received 15 fresh cases; of which 5 were pending. You also resolved the 8 from the previous half. So net pending = 5 only. We move to 2018 1st half. You close 2 cases from 2017. So, you have 3 pending in hand. We move to 2018 2nd half. No case from 2017 were closed.
So, we still have 3 pending cases from 2017 in hand and your reports does not mention them closed. What am I missing? Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 14:48, 8 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
Now, you mention closing 2 cases from 2017 during 2018 2nd sem (which will do some minimal justice to the activity-levels). But why does the corresponding report fails to mention any stuff about 2017? Also, that still leaves one case from 2017 as unsolved, yet. Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 14:50, 8 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
  • Can you give a table that mentions the number of cases that were recieved in each month (starting 2017 1st sem) and when did they got solved? For example (hypothetical):- Cases A, B and C were reported in 2017 Jan. A was solved in Feb 2017. B in Nov 2017 and C in May 2018. Cases D and E were reported in Feb. Both were solved in April 2017. And, go on like that.......
@Winged Blades of Godric: There is no open case from 2017. I will double triple check the table to see if there is something wrong with it. I will send these concerns to other members. If that is a demand of broad community, it’s my opinion that OC should prepare a report about what happened last year and how we are organizing ourselves to avoid any possible issue. Last year was my first one as an OC member and I am far from considering myself experienced on that position, so I am not comfortable to talk about without checking with others. We have to be careful for not exposing cases too much. I have to remind you that there is usually a low level of activity on the group. Exposing too much may be harmful if any private information becomes identifiable somehow (correlation with public dates or actions...).—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 17:34, 9 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
Well, let's see whether this is a demand of broad community:-
I've sent the Commission an email requesting clarity and a public statement, if possible.-Steward Arjaddatz writes over en-wiki about the OC's making any statement over Alex's alleged abuse of tools.
I've also made an onwiki inquiry on Meta.I agree a public statement from the OC and/or WMF would be appropriate.-Ex--steward and en-wiki sysop Rschen554 raises the same query about whether the OC has got anything to say over Alex's case.
Katie, an en-wiki arbitrator (and a co-signatory to the OC-complaint) notes that the case request was filed in August'18 and that they have not updated us on the status of the investigation nor have they given us a time frame for completion.
Rschen writes that It is disturbing that they have not given an update in several months. I think that is completely unacceptable on their end. I have started a more pointed inquiry on Meta
SQL, another en-wiki admin notes This is not a surprise to me. I made a report back in November to the OC, and had to ask in December if it had even been received. I still have not heard back since the acknowledgement.
TRM, an ex-admin and bureaucrat notes that Ombudsmen usually issue statements about significant cases, rather than stay silent (perpetually). This would be a good opportunity for the "Ombudsman" to speak to the community.
Drmies, an admin and ex-arb agrees with TRM and wishes that the Ombudsman/woman/men would be more present. He provides some evidence about the fact that the OC did work; at-least in the far past.
TRM brands the OC to be a mythical creature and notes that if the "Ombudsman" has any substance (indeed, I'm not even clear if they exist, I have my own concerns [see below] which may need to be addressed, but I doubt this "Ombudsman" even has any credence), then they will release a statement and cover this issue properly.
Beeblebrox, an ex-arbitrator and sysop notes that I can also see the source of TRM's skepticism as apparently the OC forgot to tell anyone what they'd been up to for the entirety of last year. Now that all this is going down they are "working on it".
Arjaddatz agrees that the OC lacks responsiveness.
Rschen notes that from what I've seen (both onwiki and during my steward term) they don't seem to be responsive, and when they are responsive they sometimes make some odd pronouncements. I remember that a large number of CUs/stewards on checkuser-l sharply disagreed with the findings of one case that happened when I was on the list.
Beeblebrox notes that they usually at least issue activity reports every six months, which they have failed to do at all for 2018. These reports are very basic and I can't see how, given their usual caseload, it would take more than hour to get them done, yet despite repeated requests for them they've not been done.
BuRob13; a sysop and a current arbitrator agrees with Beeblebrox's above comments and notes it to be a substantial problem.
Galahad, a newly inducted OC member writes I can only say that the commission is still investigating this case. Per the change of members, the case take more time for resolution.
Arjaddatz wonders about why the previous group didn't respond within five months.
Beeblebrox mentions about Galahad's comment sounding like the previous group've done nothing and left it for the new guys. He remarks it to be not encouraging.
Beblebrox further goes on to write about the important questions (that) are raised by this situation, like is it normal for issues to take six months to be dealt with, is the staff aware of these long delays.
You post the activity report over Meta.
Rschen writes that the activity report for the second half of 2018 was just released, and it is quite concerning:Only 2 cases were closed, and 12 cases are still open. What happened?
Thryduulf, an ex-arb and an admin raises a question about the statistics over the OC-report t/p.
Swarm, an admin writes that These revelations about the apparent ineffectiveness of the OC are arguably more concerning than Alex's violations! It looks like TRM's statements about the commission not even existing are not simply exaggerated rhetoric.
Opabinia Regalis, a sitting arb, writes over ARC that I do feel like a bit of a chump now for having said at the time that surely the ombudsmen wouldn't take too long....
Rschen writes over ARC that the OC really dropped the ball here.
Add to the above long list, me.
Pray tell me; how many more requests would assist you (and other members) in understanding the bare-bones fact that the community is hardly any satisfied with your last year's performance-card?
You seem to be pretty sure about no case, being open from 2017 but the data ton't tally. That means we are hardly able to trust on your reports either which does not bear any well for a body, suffering from a trust-deficit.
I understand that there are privacy and confidentiality implications but I don't see about how they are remotely affected by the statistics that I seek. Obviously, I also understand that it's your second year at the committee and the derived conservative-ness but accountability is a core value; that can't be afforded to be spared with.
And, I thus hope that you play an active role in engaging with fellow members to issue a meaningful joint-statement about what happened last year and what did you learn from it.
Also, please answer my questions about Billinghurst being not substituted by KRD. I also note in passing that an ex-member has noted that some members were perpetually inactive and that the group-dynamics nearly collapsed. Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 08:47, 10 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Winged Blades of Godric: I am not sure if I can or should answer all of your questions. What I can say is that - more than anyone - OC members know that the whole group needs to improve and we are working on it. I have a large respect for those that left and once helped the group to work and build its procedures. I won't run the risk of saying anything to damage their image or throw an user to the lions. OC members are not chosen by community and those that are responsible for chosing them are aware of who is active or not. So, I don't think it is helpful to come out with names. I will send the complaints to the group and WMF. Thank you for caring and helping us to improve.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 00:46, 11 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

The OC is a pretty important role. By practically refusing to investigate cases you're pretty much sending the message to all CUs that they can set their own rules and ignore the privacy policy (and we both know that there are some wikis that have very little oversight of CU). Is this the message that you want to send? --Rschen7754 23:39, 10 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Rschen7754: Not really. We are pretty much aware of the problems and I have no doubt they will be fixed shortly. I don't talk on behalf of OC, but it is safe to say that everyone is interested on improving our work. Community can still trust the commission to help with what they need from it.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 00:46, 11 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, and apologies if that came off too harsh. I just know that if I was on an OC that wasn't closing cases, I wouldn't have slept very well at night. --Rschen7754 08:05, 11 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting Phase[edit]

Hello Teles! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2019 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group before 28 February 2019, you are eligible to vote. Not unlike last year, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.

On behalf of the steering committee,


via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:43, 20 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Elections for 5 seats on the board of WPMEDF & Annual Meeting[edit]

Dear WikiProject Medicine member, the election for 5 seats on the board is underway and voting is now open till March 24th. We encourage you to use your right to vote by supporting the candidates you prefer HERE. Please also note that on Monday, March 25, between 1900-2000 UTC we will be holding our open annual meeting online. A link will be sent via the mailing list / Facebook group so stay tuned. We hope you can join us! Best, James & Shani. 14:16, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Range block[edit]

Hello. I'm (obviously) not on it now, but I did some editing yesterday on en:wiki from ‎2a01:4c8:102c:dda3:9503:10c1:3055:a0a5 then found it was blocked by you along with all of 2A01:4C8:0:0:0:0:0:0/32

I must confess I don't really know how these rangeblocks work, and I can't see what the abuse was that led you to make the block. I assume that it was not my editing since I haven't done anything even faintly illegitimate? Could you please confirm that? It just felt a bit consequential, even if it is not! :)

thanks and regards, 09:39, 23 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hello! I had to apply this rangeblock yesterday as it was used for clear vandalism. If you didn't do anything wrong, you shouldn't worry about it as they are not related to anything you have done. The block was set to expire soon. In case you face any problem to edit, please feel free to write me here or by email. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 17:02, 23 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
Ah, fine, thanks very much! I see it is already unblocked now, so great. Thanks and best wishes 01:12, 24 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Unlock name. Black list.[edit]

Greetings. Can I unlock a name? In 2013, there was a conflict of interest. The article was added to the text and pictures of the author. The author has mostly esoteric and spiritual themes. Over the years, there have been links to the media. Or do I need to create this in a blacklist discussion? It is possible that in 2013 the articles were more advertising, but over the years everything has changed. Does it make sense for me to create this topic in the blacklist discussions, since Someone may consider that the articles were advertising or was spam? There was a text about the artist, several links, and his work. Here are examples of his work:

Names: Alexander Tatarnikov, DiezelSun.


Hello Teles, I want to talk you abot User:Taamu. He is administrator of Ossetian Wikipedia. Before 2008 Samachablo (South Ossetia) is occupied by Russia, it is territory of Georgia. Two georgian user were talked him about him, but he deleted my edit about maps, and territory of Georgia has Map of ,,South Ossetia. And he said Tskhinvali (city of Georgia) is capital of South Ossetia, help me please! Goodbye!--ჯეო (talk) 08:10, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

Template_talk: SWMT-Members[edit]

Hey Teles, As you were previously involved in discussions on Template_talk: SWMT-Members, your input will be really helpful on a recent discussion about making single list of users instead experienced and new. Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:31, 5 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

@1997kB: Thanks for inviting. I removed my name from the list in the past for I can't see any usefulness anymore on it. So, whatever discussion exclusively about it, will not lead to any relevant conclusion in my opinion. Separating active from inactive? Experienced from Newbies? Adding any new background color or a nice image? I may be wrong, but I can't see any relevant outcome from that.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 19:19, 17 December 2019 (UTC)Reply


Hi! I hope I'm in the right place! I was editing on Wikipedia just then and received a disturbing block message while trying to create an AfD discussion. Can you please help me? I don't understand what's wrong. Many thanks! PK650 (talk) 08:19, 15 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

@PK650: Hi! Sorry to know that. Please, try again. I have changed a global block and I assume it will fix the problem.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 13:42, 15 December 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Teles: Thank you, it appears to have been fixed. Could you please explain what happened? I also thought registered users were not affected by IP blocks... There still appears to be something amiss, though, as twinkle now doesn't work correctly for me. It does what I ask it to, but it continues to provide the following warning after completion (and the window won't close): "Your deletion rationale is provided below, which you can copy and paste into a new XFD dialog if you wish to try again". Is there any way to fix this? Best, PK650 (talk) 20:59, 15 December 2019 (UTC)Reply
@PK650: Someone else was using many IP addresses close to yours for negative actions, and I had to block the range. Thus, you were affected. However, I should had set it only for not logged in users. By mistake, I set it for logged in users too and it ended by affecting also accounts using that range. Sorry about that. Regarding the issue with Twinkle, I don't know the reason or if it is related with that.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 19:11, 17 December 2019 (UTC)Reply
I see. Thank you for clearing this up. The other issue has since resolved itself, so it'll remain a mystery! Best, PK650 (talk) 10:04, 18 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Artigo na Wikipédia em Havaiano, sendo constantemente vandalizado por este IP![edit]

Oi Teles, tudo bem, é o seguinte gostaria de saber qual o seu status na página da Wikipédia em Havaiano; se for administrador ou um steward, por favor gostaria que você revertesse a edição feita por este IP acima mencionado, o artigo em havaiano fala de um político do Brasil, e talvez esta pessoa não goste desse político e por isso insiste em vandalizar o artigo em havaiano, revertendo edições na página principal do artigo da qual consta uma foto da personagem Hello Kitty, e informações nada haver com o artigo em português ou mesmo sobre a pessoa biografada. Ficarei grato pela atenção. wu#22222 (talk)

@WikiUser22222: Se encontrar um vandalismo, pode ir revertendo. Caso o outro usuário insista, precisa pedir ajuda a um steward. Eu não sou steward e não poderei ajudar. Também comentei nesta seção.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 14:58, 6 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hope all is well[edit]

Hi mate. I hope that all is well, that you are staying COVID-free, and the work situation is not unbearable for you. [Finally got around to leaving a message for you when I thought about it, rather than at a time or place when I cannot.]  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:13, 13 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Billinghurst: hey! I am doing okay! This whole situation affected a lot my career as doctor besides all other social aspects. Sometime before the pandemic was a reality in Brazil, I started working on a intensive care unit. Later, it was isolated to receive only COVID patients. So, everything is new and it’s been a challenge to have new set of experiences. Fortunately, this unit was shut down last week as we don’t have enough COVID patients and it’s not needed anymore. Back to surgery patients!
As for my personal health, I have spondylitis, so I use infliximabe, which reduces my immunity capacity and it was something I had to consider while deciding where to work. However, I have never felt better in my life. Not a single COVID symptom for me or my family. So, despite the social damage this disease is bringing to Brazil (to the world, but specially to Brazil), I don’t think I have tue right to complain.
What about you? I hope everything is fine over there and that it’s been dealt in a better way than here.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 13:48, 14 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

A Question[edit]

Okay I'm very sorry, but I just didn't know where to ask. I said I would just contact an admin for help. Where can I send proposals or requests for the Wikimedia Foundation? Gjjixzoh (talk) 22:50, 25 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Gjjixzoh: Hi. What kind of proposal? I think it depends on what is being requested or proposed.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 02:32, 27 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
Oh sorry, That was really stupid. I meant where do I send requests or get help if something happened like Adminship Abuse or vandal spambot accounts? Gjjixzoh (talk) 23:10, 27 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Gjjixzoh: You need first to ask assistance from the community where these things are happening. It may vary if local community is too small. Tell me what is the community you are referring to, so I can have an idea.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 21:16, 28 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:26, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi Teles, I !voted on your election page but have no idea if you got the ping - If not I just wanted to express my gratitude and say thank you for leaving here and treating Covid patients!. It's been in the news how tough it's been in (UK) hospitals and it's obviously been tough everywhere. It's commendable you chose to do what you did it really is.
Thank you for helping others and thank you for putting others first. I hope you're safe and well and I wish you all the best IRL and here. Take care Teles and thank you again. Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 18:01, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi, Davey2010! Thank you so much for your message. That made my day . Take care yourself too. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 18:41, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
Hi Teles, You're very welcome, As weird as it sounds your statement really touched me and I just thought it was a lovely and commendable thing for you to do. I don't even know you but I'm genuinely proud of what you've done and I mean that. Anyway many thanks and you take care of yourself too, All the best Teles. –Davey2010Talk 18:52, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

You've got a mail[edit]

NOTE: Email is from account 레비. — regards, Revi 09:52, 23 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations for stewardship[edit]

Hello, Teles. Congratulations because you have been re-elected a steward by Wikimedia community. I hope you will do good job. You aren't foreigner for this tool anyway. :) Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 14:16, 26 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Uncitoyen: Thanks!! That’s my hope too heh —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 16:06, 26 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Bloqueio Global[edit]

Olá Teles, tudo bem?

O @Érico: me pediu para enviar uma mensagem a você sobre um pedido de bloqueio global que está acontecendo na Wiki EN a respeito da minha conta, aqui.

Basicamente, fui acusado de Hoax e tive alguns artigos deletados por que as minhas fontes eram "falsas". No entanto, não pratiquei Hoax, porque todos os artigos que eu criei foram embasados em livros e mencionados nos artigos, como esse aqui.

Outros artigos, como este, além dos livros tinham também fontes referenciadas, como essa lei que apelidou uma rua em seu nome, podendo ser conferida aqui.

Eu não tive sequer chance de me justificar, fui bloqueado infinitamente na Wiki EN e ainda pediram meu bloqueio global dois minutos depois!

Minha boa-fé se baseia, principalmente, porque quando eu percebi que os artigos estavam sendo questionados, eu mesmo pedi suas eliminações, como pode ser conferido aqui

Se você olhar na página do pedido de bloqueio global, ele está pedindo o bloqueio por eu ser um sockpuppet, mas eu não sou um sockpuppet e fui perdoado daquelas acusações imputadas a muito tempo.

Além disso, criei outros diversos artigos que sequer foram banidos, USANDO AS MESMAS FONTES, como Nera, Bardo, Giovanni, e muitos outros.

Fui banido permanentemente da wiki en com a razão de "claramente não estar aqui para contribuir em uma enciclopédia", porém isso não é verdade, eu só criei e expandi os artigos em questão, incluindo este, porque na página de discussão as pessoas estavam pedindo a expansão do artigo, conforme pode se conferir aqui.

Na wiki pt eu patrulho páginas novas, fui responsável por propor a deleção muitos vandalismos, e responsável por criar, dentre outras, o artigo a repeito do tiroteio na Carolina do Norte, que pode ser visto aqui

Por favor, por empatia, peço que me ajude a não ser bloqueado globalmente, e ser desbloqueado na wiki en! Houve uma GRANDE confusão, e eu estou sofrendo uma grande injustiça.

Por favor, peço socorro! (O Correto (talk) 11:59, 19 May 2021 (UTC))Reply

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021[edit]


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

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

WikiProject Pt-Br[edit]

Olá Teles, me informaram, há uns meses atrás, que você costumava traduzir (ou ainda traduz, não sei) páginas aqui do Meta para pt-br, tendo isso em vista, gostaria de convidá-lo a conhecer o WikiProject Pt-Br para, se quiser, participar e, podendo, contribuir, principalmente com nosso glosário. Abraços, --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 11:52, 17 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Felipe da Fonseca, oi. Obrigado pelo convite. Traduzo ocasionalmente sim.
Recomendo que converse também com o Eduardoaddad, que traduz num volume grande. O SGrabarczuk (WMF) também pode se interessar pelo projeto, já que ele costuma solicitar traduções aos lusófonos. Boa sorte! —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:10, 19 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Ok Teles, obrigado pelas recomendações, ambos estão obviamente convidados. Abraços. --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 15:20, 19 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Felipe da Fonseca @Teles, obrigado pelo convite! I'll take a look at this WikiProject! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 10:01, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Reply


Hello, you seem to have overlooked Special:AbuseLog/1320792, Special:AbuseLog/1324410, and probably also Special:AbuseLog/1325959 (more recent), since you had locked all the others from that time. Since I didn't see it in your global.js, I recommend the script mark-locked.js. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
08:41, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

@1234qwer1234qwer4, that's veeeery useful. Thank you! —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 17:24, 21 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Just in case, since you had locked all others from 26 July, Special:AbuseLog/1333209. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
22:09, 1 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
@1234qwer1234qwer4, done. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 06:24, 4 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Are you sure? They were spamming across at least three different editions of Wikipedia (English, Urdu, Arabic), and four other projects (English Wikiversity and Wikinews, MediaWiki, Wikispecies). You might want to check their deleted contributions specifically. Also, one of their accounts, مولانا اعجاز (talk · contribs), is already locked. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
12:34, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

@1234qwer1234qwer4, thanks for adding that. I will be locking them. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:23, 27 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
For documentation purposes, Special:CentralAuth/حقانی کرم is another sock which I had noted at the SPI but was not confirmed as it was not registered on enwiki. Thanks @Cromium for locking. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:26, 1 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Filter 276[edit]

Not entirely sure why you disabled the filter within a couple minutes again, but it might be helpful to match an lcase()-transformed string with other lower-case strings. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:34, 4 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

@1234qwer1234qwer4, that filter is just for tracking that kind of action while it is ongoing and is too much specific. I don't it's useful to let it active for good. At that moment, the vandal had stopped. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 17:24, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
Okay. What I meant is that contains_any is not case-insensitive (just tested it), so you probably want the lower-case versions of the strings specified in the arguments. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:42, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
@1234qwer1234qwer4, ah ok! Got it. Will probably change that if/when reactivated. Thanks. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 17:49, 5 July 2021 (UTC)Reply


You didn't create a Miraheze account, did you? There's an account claiming to be you. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 11:53, 11 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

@DarkMatterMan4500, hi! That account is NOT mine. Thanks for asking. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:48, 2 August 2021 (UTC)Reply
Well, thanks for the information. DarkMatterMan4500 (talk) (contribs) 09:32, 2 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

There is no-one like you.[edit]

We're lagging behind with the ntsamr spambots by one month already; hope you return soon. Wishing you a good remaining wikibreak! ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:30, 10 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

@1234qwer1234qwer4, hi! Thanks for the message. I should be back in a few days. I will try to work on the backlog. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 00:56, 12 August 2021 (UTC)Reply
Hello, thanks for all your work. I know you are doing an immense job already (and I will reach out to another steward if you can't do this), but I would appreciate it if you skimmed the filter 72 log starting with July 13 over the course of the next couple weeks again—assuming you are now using the marklocked script, it should be easy to notice the unlocked accounts, and the vast majority are not false positives. They are pretty painful to report at SRG, as duplicates aren't that easy to spot (and some accounts might be CU-confirmable socks of another reported one), and due to the high backlog there, reports often take multiple days to be handled (it also seems that verifying abuse log entries is more time-consuming than locking from the full filter log, since it involves checking each account's log individually). Thanks again, ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
15:26, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply
@1234qwer1234qwer4, hi! I can start doing it in a few minutes. With regards to what I said above about working on backlog, I will keep trying, but perhaps that's an impossible mission. Last month bot creation increased profoundly, and I am not sure if I can keep track of them. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:29, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thanks a lot. I did notice that the activity seemingly increased too, though my first thought was that this might have been related to the absence of underlying IP blocks while you were away. I guess this is a very hard mission to do alone (and I'm not familiar with any stewards as well as to know if anybody else would be willing to help), so this might suggest that we really need more stewards—or some kind of (semi-)automation for dealing with abuse filters. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
22:44, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

İhtilafa Davet[edit]


Azerbaycan dilinde yazamıyorum ama sizin Türkçe anlayacağınızı umuyorum. Türkçe Wikipedia'daki bir tartışmayı, sahip olduğunuz sıfatla gözden geçirebilirseniz memnun olurum çünkü dışarıdan bir gözle bakmadan çözülemeyecek gibi görünüyor:

Şimdiden teşekkür ederim. Ahmetbeyinceketi (talk) 14:33, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Ahmetbeyinceketi, hello. Sorry, but I don't. From a translator machine, you are asking me if I can understand Turkish. I don't. Again, sorry. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:34, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

No problem. Thank you for your interest. Have a nice day. Ahmetbeyinceketi (talk) 15:43, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Meta[edit] I think if you do not advise considering the issue here, then let someone help consider the issue you are talking about. If you have any other questions, please tell us about them. I have never sent a request to the location you specified - Ombuds commission, please do so on our behalf. Best Regard: Elshad Iman -- 10:17, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello, as I mentioned in my message, you have to contact the Ombuds commission and file a complaint. The only way to contact them is by mail (see link below). All the information you need can be found on the link I just pointed out. Write to them, provide them with all details and links needed to understand what happened and they will answer you.
You can use this link to write to them directly: Special:Contact/ombudscommission. Best of luck. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 20:54, 1 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hello Teles, I addressed my appeal to the place you mentioned.

Explain what has happened:: Dear Ombudsman, I have appealed to Metawiki to remove my block, I provide you with a link to the discussion: As a result of the discussion, I was advised to write to you, so I decided to do it in order to carefully examine the reason for the block, and I want to share this explanation with you. At this link, I asked to undelete an article about a famous comedian and actor, and that's how it all started. For some reason, after this request, the admin blocked my profile unjustly. Later in this link (,_CheckUser,_and/or_patrolling_admin_comments_8 ) It is emphasized that I would two accounts, although Elshad Iman (Elshad Iman) and another account (Elshadiman) are accounts of the same name, and I previously reported on my user page that I would now use my edits from the account "Elshad Iman (Elshad Iman)" and to stop using the other one. In the 3rd request, my application was accepted by the admin and it was reflected in the account where I would use only one account: I was blocked for using two accounts. I would like to note that I stopped working in one of them and then switched to another. Looking at the statistics of both accounts, it is clear that the block is not justified Please give me another chance to restore my profile.

That was their answer to me - Dear Elşad İman

The Ombuds Commission has looked into your complaint and arrived at the conclusion that it is outside the Commission's scope. The purpose of the Ombuds Commission is to investigate complaints about violations of the global privacy, checkuser or oversighter policies. If you believe that a violation has occurred, please respond to this email and explain why you believe so. Otherwise, please follow up your complaint within the local community of enwiki.

Ameisenigel Commissioner

  • Teles So what should i do?

I wrote to them again that this issue corresponds to the issue you highlighted. Hello again, I want to write and let you know that there is a violation that you have highlighted, the link here clearly shows that it is not right to block me with a double account if one of these two profiles is not active, ie I ask you to clarify this incorrect approach user by (Trijnstel) and open my block.

Best Regards: Elşad İman -- 11:17, 10 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

At first, I thought you were saying that you were not Elşad İman and the account was linked by mistake. Then it could make sense to double check if the checkuser tool findings were correct. However, if you actually are Elşad İman and has a long track of denied unblock requests on English Wikipedia, I believe you must solve the issues on that project first before asking it on Meta. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 14:44, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hi dear Teles, Please express your support. Best regards: Elshad Iman-- 04:59, 10 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)


Hello! Thanks for the applying for advisor role, that’s great. But what do you think of joining the affiliation committee itself? I believe your experience will be so valuable to us. rubin16 (talk) 08:30, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Rubin16, hi! Thanks for suggesting that! I really appreciate it. I still feel that I need to learn more to become more confident regarding internal procedures and if I do a good work and others agree perhaps I can help as voting member, but I would be more than happy already as advisor. Regards. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 18:28, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
I am myself a new member that was elected during last call for candidates. There is a good onboarding program and mentorship system for new joiners, so, it all depends on your commitment and desire: everything else will be provided and all necessary help available. Of course, it is your decision anyway, just trying to make a last persuasion :) rubin16 (talk) 18:32, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Rubin16, you almost got me! Heh... but I also worry about my availability. I would only join if certain to be able to offer what the position requires. As I understood, advisorying requires a little less availability from volunteers and probably fits better for me now.
BTW, if there is an onboarding program for advisors (and if I am accepted), I would love to join. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:03, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
Full membership requires approx. 2-6 hours a month: we have a monthly meeting of 2-2.5 hours and some tasks to do. Can’t say about advisory, we have none at the moment but I believe it is less rubin16 (talk) 21:21, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Can you unprotect the User:Emergency talk page?[edit]


I noticed that you protected the User:Emergency talk page and specified in the reason "Should this protection be considered harmful, please ask unprotection". I would like to make a semi-protected edit request for the main user page but can't because I can't edit the talk page. Can you unprotect it and add a clear warning not to use it? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by AnonymousStackOverflow (talk) 13:53, 24 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

@AnonymousStackOverflow: Sorry. I don't think it is best to unprotect the page. I am pinging JSutherland (WMF) so he can view your request, but you can also write to him at his talk page. Regards.—Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 00:14, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

proxy block[edit]

Здравствуйте. Вы меня заблокировали. Я редактирую википедию с телефона, у меня нет плохого вклада. Разблокируйте пожалуйста — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ergoldinka (talk) 08:39, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Ergoldinka: Hi. I just sent you an email.—Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 00:18, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply


I need some help Juuudfufhbf (talk) 02:45, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Juuudfufhbf, hi. What kind of help? —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 02:47, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
It’s with the book creator planning on starting a pretty epic book but I want the pages to be userspaced Juuudfufhbf (talk) 03:03, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Juuudfufhbf, I didn't get the issue. Is it related with Wikimedia? Which project? —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:12, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
so do you know how there’s a book creator on meta-wiki Juuudfufhbf (talk) 03:15, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Juuudfufhbf: oh, okay. Have you tried Special:Book? —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:20, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply


Userspace this The book I made Juuudfufhbf (talk) 03:34, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Juuudfufhbf, what is it about? Are you sure it fits with Meta's inclusion policy? —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:44, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
Yes I mean they put the book creator there for a reason Juuudfufhbf (talk) 03:49, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Juuudfufhbf, sorry, but that content should not be created on Meta. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:54, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
K I’ll go to wikibooks Juuudfufhbf (talk) 04:19, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
So can you userspace it or no? Juuudfufhbf (talk) 03:54, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply


What wikis are you an admin on? Juuudfufhbf (talk) 20:37, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Juuudfufhbf, Meta and Portuguese Wikipedia. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 21:28, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply


Please express your support. Best regards: Elshad Iman-- 04:56, 10 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

IP Address Block[edit]

Hello Telles, I'm from the Igbo Wikimedians User Group. I was working on an article on the Igbo Wikiquote on Wikipedia incubator, I was about to publish it but I got the error message that my IP address has been blocked. I kindly plead with you to unblock my IP address so I can proceed with contributing on Wikipedia. Thank you — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Timzy D'Great (talk) 10:37, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Timzy D'Great: Hello! Please, send me a mail with the IP address that is being blocked or the block message that you are receiving. I need it in order to understand the block reason and act accordingly. I will be waiting your reply. Regards.—Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 21:13, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply


Hi, sorry for re-reverting your edit quickly, but I believe [1] was probably a mistake. —Svārtava (t/u) • 15:31, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Svartava, hi! That was indeed a misclick when checking my watchlist. I am sorry and thanks for fixing it! —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:36, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Global block for IP[edit]

Teles, hi. I would like to ask you if it is feasible to apply a global block to IPs in the ranges 181.174.x.x, 181.175.x.x, 191.116.x.x and 191.119.x.x due to the constant creation of accounts to vandalize associated with an LTA. Obviously the blocking should be only for anonymous users so as not to affect users who edit in good faith. It is a request that is complex, but due to the constant vandalism detected from those IPs, it is the last resort to take. Beforehand thank you very much. --Aroblesm (talk) 14:37, 5 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Aroblesm, hello. I don't use to block any range unless there's a very well documented list of IP involved, so we can check if those are the actual required range, if others measures have been tried. How did you get to those ranges, if you contacted any local checkuser before to try local block, if the damage is really global, local or language related are also questions that firstly come to my mind. Is there at least a list of IP involved and their edits? —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 21:53, 6 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
The IP ranges have been extracted from a long follow-up of the Fernando 2020b LTA, which uses them to create accounts to continue vandalizing. Obviously there are many but they all fall into the indicated ranges. My study in this regard is due to the particularity of the IP editions with the accounts created from them. At the time, some IPs were reviewed by checkuser giving positive results for the HabiaUnaVezUnConejo LTA, puppet of Fernando 2020b. In the Wikipedia that I usually edit, they don't usually block the IPs for a long time, which after the deadline they vandalize again. That is why I make the request if something can be done, because the vandalism is so great that I find it is the last instance. I attach the IP which was blocked by a checkuser by LTA. The vast majority start with that range. --Aroblesm (talk) 02:34, 7 April 2022 (UTC)Reply


I need some help SOUUUP (talk) 23:08, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Request for unblock.[edit]

Message:: Dear Teles and Dear Vermont

First time - the request was not granted - ,

The second request too - was not granted ,

Third time - It is clear that to file a complaint again 6 days after the second appeal is to disregard the steward's decision, which is similar to vandalism. Serious action should be taken against the Turkish user (nicknamed Kadı) who created this unpleasant situation, perhaps his intention was to block me in advance, so he repeatedly sent block requests without any serious reason. It is like accepting a request by negotiating with someone.

I want to complain about Kadı, please eliminate the injustice and unblock my block

I need your help![edit]

Good day handsome Teles!
I need the help of a specialized Wikimedia Commons User, YOU!
I uploaded a photo (File:ΚΩΝ.ΝΤΑΝΗΣ ΓΔ ΟΑ, ΤΙΜ.ΧΡΙΣΤΟΔΟΥΛΟΥ ΠΡΟΕΔΡΟΣ ΟΑ & ΣΗΦΗΣ ΜΙΓΑΔΗΣ ΙΠΤΑΜΕΝΟΣ ΧΕΙΡ.ΟΑ.jpg) and to my surprise, I discovered that the photo name from the two out of the three names in the photo are erroneous. Would therefore kindly ask you to delete it completely.
When I find the missing two names and verify them, only then I shall re-load the photo.
My apologies for troubling you, but it is rather difficult for me to accumulate so many technical procedures / entries (afterall, to my knowledge, Wikipedia is NOT AT ALL user friendly, and I'm only 70+ [probably the oldest volunteer in the Greek Wikipedia]) :) :) :) - I am therefore, ONLY focused on editing in the Greek Wikipedia.
Wishing you a Happy Easter (ours, is next week)!
With kindest season's greetings! --Aristo Class (talk) 09:46, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Aristo Class, hello! As I could understand, you wish to change the name of the files at Commons. If so, I don't think they should be deleted. All you have to do is to request rename of the files as explained on the link. Pick a good name and the rename reason and add the template on the file page as described there. Hope that helps. Cheers! —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 16:42, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
...unless... you don't really know the correct names of the photos and wish to delete it completely. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 16:45, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
My dear Teles, since I do not know the other two names in the photograph, I think it would be wiser to delete it completely. When I get to know the names (might take me sometime though), I shall create a new photo with the correct names. Can you please delete it for me? You see, I do not know how to do it! Many thanks and kindest regards! --Aristo Class (talk) 10:55, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Aristo Class, sure. I am not an admin there anymore, but I requested deletion and an admin will delete if they agree with the reason. Regards. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 12:56, 20 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Dear Teles, thank you very much, it has been deleted! Additive to this, the relatives of the deceased pilot, decided not to publish this photo. With kindest regards --Aristo Class (talk) 12:11, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Whose Knowledge? Drop-in July 2022 invitation[edit]

Whose Knowledge? logo

Over the next 2 weeks, we want to invite Whose Knowledge? User Group members to a community conversation about the upcoming Board of Trustees election. We’re also testing these drop-ins as a great way to be in touch, and establish periodic check-ins with our community.

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--Mariana Fossatti (WK?) (talk) 18:19, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Not cool Teles[edit]

This is not the way I would like to meet a Brazillian Wikipedian. You blocked my IP address . Why??? I was creating an article a draft when you did so. I would like you to kindly reverse it as it is interrupting my edit. The reason stated was "Open proxy" Prithee P (talk) 20:18, 24 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Prithee P, hi! I sent you an email. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 22:47, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi Teles, Got your email. Many thanks {Replyto|Teles} Prithee P (talk) 02:41, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply


@Teles Hi,

I have seen that you have edited the Wu Chinese Wikipedia before as you have an user page there: and I have a request. Can you create an article for German automaker Borgward in Wu language? Wu Wikipedia needs it because a Chinese company, BAIC Group, works with it to make cars. I would be happy if you could create for me. Because I don't understand Wu language and I'm using translator.

Thank you SSHTALBI (talk) 12:50, 4 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

@SSHTALBI, hello. I only edited there once eleven years ago to revert a vandalism. I don't know the language either. Sorry. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 14:35, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Name changing request[edit]

Hello, I sent a request to change my name, I'd like if you could accept it 13:19, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply


Bonjour monsieur. J'ai constaté que l'adresse IP de mon routeur est bloqué. Pouvez vous me dire pourquoi svp? Je vous ai laissé un message sur votre page wikipedia fr. Cordialement. Ross.Patrick (talk) 20:05, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Ross.Patrick, hello! I have replied by email. I am waiting your reply. Regards. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 20:52, 23 October 2022 (UTC)Reply
Bonsoir @Teles, je ne me suis jamais posé la question en réalité. j'ai un fournisseur d’accès a internet et je me connecte via mon modem. Après ce que tu as dit, je suis allé dans les paramètres de mon navigateur et j'y ai fait quelques manifestations. espérant que cela suffira.
@Teles serait il possible d'envisager mon exemption de blocage d’IP sur les autres Wikis comme je l'ai sur Wikipedia.?
Bien cordialement. Ross.Patrick (talk) 16:37, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Global lock[edit]

Would you please globally lock Mike Novikoff (talk · contribs) for cross-wiki abuse, per and 07:43, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hello. Please, explain why you consider that a cross-wiki abuse. I only see links to Russian Wikipedia. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 11:36, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
Novikoff also linked to a previous block on Wikidata, that would refraining from certain activities (same as Russian Wikipedia, per above) as a result for violation of terms of use, see Terms of use § 4. Refraining from Certain Activities. 12:53, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
It takes more than that for a global lock. There’s this short block two years ago. User is unblocked on Wikidata. That is past. Is there any other serious recent or ongoing abuse? —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 13:52, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
Here's our recent example on Russian Wikipedia that is blocked since February 2021, for disclosure of personal data and trolling (same as deny recognition), as evidence folllowed [2], [3]. Later on August 2022, his email disabled and talk page access revoked after recieving cross-wiki spam. 15:16, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
It seems that blocking on Russian Wikipedia was enough to prevent further trouble. They are already blocked on that project. In order to amplify restriction in other projects, it would be required a significant evidence of abuse outside of Russian Wikipedia. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 16:02, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Three IPs in a row, and none of them seems to have any other interest than watching your talk page and attacking me. What's even more weird, first of the IPs is the one that you have blocked on 25 December, so I wonder how could he post anything at all on the 27th. The second IP is currently blocked in enwiki for being an open proxy, and his only edit there is a (partial) reversion of my edit.

Generally, it all reminds me of something. The same nonsense again, including very poor English and absolutely brilliant misinterpretation of so-called "cross-wiki spam" (which was about something that *I* had received and complained of, not about what I've ever done; they obviously haven't even read the talk page topic they are referring to). You know, there is an LTA who is obsessed with getting me globally locked, he had made several attempts during this year, all of them resulted in his own accounts and IPs being blocked instead, and some of his demands were simply reverted. I wonder if this will ever stop. — Mike Novikoff 16:55, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Mike Novikoff, yeah, I don’t see their request being fulfilled with that reasoning. I wanted to ask just to make sure that denying was the right thing. I believe that others may see requests like this and understand that there is no ground for locking. So, next time it happens, we won’t be so keen to listening. At least, I won’t unless there is a better explanation. If you feel attacked by this, I don’t mind if you just remove this whole section, but I tend to leave it here for the sake of transparency and actually in your defense. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 22:47, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. Yes, we better keep this section for transparency and as an evidence for possible future investigations. — Mike Novikoff 06:30, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
And just out of curiosity: how could start a topic when the IP was already globally blocked? — Mike Novikoff 23:55, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Mike Novikoff, Meta is an exception for global blocks, so they can request unblock if needed. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 00:01, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
The reason why if is not acceptable as a "defensive" from any attacks for the future investigations? @Teles: please consult the WMFOffice to interpret Mike Novikoff's global ban. 12:27, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
One last question, @Teles: is this the evidence of personal attack on Ymblanter for BLP reasons on Wikipedia? -- 08:15, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
I don’t get the question. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 17:02, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Teles, Please note that is an open proxy, you might need to block them Lemonaka (talk) 17:27, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
It's my "friend" SwissArmyGuy LTA, no doubt. His very poor English (up to the totally incomprehensible) is the thing that I've already mentioned above. — Mike Novikoff 03:25, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

IP block exempt for[edit]

Can you global unblock this IP pls, It has been blocked because of this range  ☀DefenderTienMinh☽  (discussion) 05:34, 1 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

@DefenderTienMinh07, hi. It doesn’t seem to be blocked anymore. Please request again if needed with more context so I can understand what is going on. Regards. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:56, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

tr added[edit]

please add this to your user page:

"""""""""""" | tr = Benim [[User:Teles/Essays/Home wiki|ana wiki'm]] Portekizce [[w:pt:|Vikipedi]]'dir. Orada hizmetliyim, denetçi ve bürokrat olma deneyimine sahibim. Belki şu [[Special:MyLanguage/User groups|kullanıcı gruplarıyla]] ihtiyacınız olan bir konuda size yardımcı olabilirim. Tüm vikilerdeki asıl görevim, vandalizmle mücadele etmek ve iyi niyetli kullanıcıların özgürce düzenleme yapmasına izin vermektir. """"""""""""

i tryed to add it but system didnt let me. please add it between "| vec " and "| ro " for alphabetical order(i guess they are alphabetic).

and for checking, this is actual writing. you may check this in translate program, or ask someone who know turkish:

""""Türkçe: Benim ana wiki'm Portekizce Vikipedi'dir. Orada hizmetliyim, denetçi ve bürokrat olma deneyimine sahibim. Belki şu kullanıcı gruplarıyla ihtiyacınız olan bir konuda size yardımcı olabilirim. Tüm vikilerdeki asıl görevim, vandalizmle mücadele etmek ve iyi niyetli kullanıcıların özgürce düzenleme yapmasına izin vermektir."""" ----modern_primat ඞඞඞ TALK 11:41, 12 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

p.s.: i translated from english, with some help of google translate. ----modern_primat ඞඞඞ TALK 11:42, 12 June 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Modern primat, yay! Thanks! :) —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 13:47, 12 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

Vote na Lista de desejos tecnológicos da lusofonia![edit]

Vote até 23 de julho!

Olá @Teles, tudo bem contigo?

Gostaria de te avisar que a etapa de votação das propostas da Lista de desejos tecnológicos já começou! Te convido a dar uma lida nas propostas e ajudar a priorizá-las! Estende-se o convite às pessoas das comunidades que você atua para que elas possam participar também desta etapa!

Abraços, EPorto (WMB) (talk) 20:01, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Resultados da Lista de desejos tecnológicos da Lusofonia[edit]

Comenda pela participação na Lista de desejos tecnológicos da Lusofonia

Olá, @Teles!

Primeiramente, gostaria de agradecer a sua participação na Lista de desejos tecnológicos da Lusofonia!

Os resultados da votação das propostas tecnológicas, que aconteceu entre 3 e 23 de julho, estão consolidados e acabaram de ser publicados na página do projeto.

Esta pesquisa buscou entender quais são as inovações tecnológicas e quais são as ferramentas e plataformas que deveriam ser modificadas para melhorar a experiência de quem lê, edita e pesquisa os projetos Wikimedia em português e agora o próximo passo será resolver as questões e inovações apontadas nas propostas.

Obrigado novamente pela sua participação!

Abraços, EPorto (WMB) (talk) 19:32, 31 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

@EPorto (WMB), valeu! Parabéns pela iniciativa! —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 16:46, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Desfazer block ilegal[edit]

O usuário PresidentaInocenta, que você baniu, fez um pedido ilegal aqui neste link:, pedindo pra banir contas que provavelmente o atacavam pessoalmente. Estas contas precisam ser liberadas de novo, pois o pedido dele foi ilegal. Antitrambik (talk) 02:15, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Nada a ser feito se as contas foram criadas em evasão, independentemente de quem pede bloqueio. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 04:55, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply


Hey, I've wanted to contribute to your list of translations, so I wrote the Serbian translation of your welcome message: | sr = Moj [[User:Teles/Essays/Home wiki|matični projekat]] je [[w:pt:|Vikipedija]] na portugalskom. Tamo imam sysop prava i imam iskustva sa pravima čekjuzera i birokrate. Možda Vam mogu pomoći oko nečega što se tiče ovih [[Special:MyLanguage/User groups|korisničkih grupa]]. Moj glavni zadatak na svim vikijima je da se borim protiv vandalizma i da omogućim slobodno uređivanje korisnicima koji imaju dobre namere.

Since user pages are protected, I can't enter it myself, so, there you go :) — IмSтevan talk 15:11, 4 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

@ImStevan, thank you so much for doing that! There is an abuse filter that prevents editing someone else's user page, which is a little too much restrictive IMO. Even though I don't know the reasons behind it, I understand this kind of editing is more often wrong that correct. I will be adding it to the page anyway. Kind regards. Telles (talk) 22:55, 7 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Invitation to participate in the photo contest Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports 2023[edit]

English Dear Teles,

We’re excited to share with you our first-ever art and photo contest for this year’s #VisibleWikiWomen, on Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports!

We’re inviting submissions of photos, illustrations, and other forms of art depicting womxn and non-binary people in sports — as athletes, fans, cheerleaders, referees, journalists, and much more. Our #VisibleWikiWomxn contest celebrates the bodies of womxn in sports by centering their voices, images, stories, and experiences in all their diversity, plurality, and glory.

You can find all the information on our landing page: Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports

Spanish Hola Teles,

Queremos invitarte a participar de nuestro primer concurso de arte y fotografía "Cuerpos plurales en el deporte" en el marco de la campaña #VisibleWikiWomen de este año.

Estamos convocando a presentar fotos, ilustraciones y otras formas de arte que representen a mujeres y personas no binarias en el deporte - atletas, personas aficionadas, animadoras, árbitras, periodistas y personas ligadas al deporte en todos los aspectos. Nuestro concurso #VisibleWikiWomxn celebra los cuerpos de las mujeres en el deporte centrándose en sus voces, imágenes, historias y experiencias en toda su diversidad, pluralidad y gloria.

Puedes encontrar toda la información en la página del concurso.

Portuguese Olá Teles,

Ficamos felizes em convidar você a participar de nossa primeira Wiki-competição de arte e fotografia, como parte da campanha #VisibleWikiWomen deste ano, sobre "Corpos plurais no esporte"!

Estamos recebendo fotos, ilustrações, e outras formas de arte que retratem mulheres e pessoas não-binárias nos esportes — como atletas, torcedoras, juízas, jornalistas, e muito mais. Nossa competição #VisibleWikiWomxn celebra os corpors de mulheres e pessoas não-binárias e coloca ao centro suas vozes, imagens, histórias, e experiências em toda sua pluralidade e glória.

Você pode encontrar todas as informações necessárias em nossa página: Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports.

Mariana Fossatti (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:49, 20 October 2023 (UTC)Reply


@Teles Hello, I'd like to ask you a couple of questions, I'm doing some vandalism control work, including on small wikis, what is the procedure for obedience of the autopatrol and rollback flags and how many edits are needed for that? I'd be very happy to do so, as the flags will also help me with vandalism and global spamming! Alibek Attamonov (talk) 02:43, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Alibek Attamonov, hello! You are probably referring to the global rollback flag, which is given to someone who has shown a sufficient number of edits on vandalism control in multiple projects, preferably in multiple languages, so others can tell that they know how to recognize vandalism in a foreign language and when not to revert in cases when there is no vandalism. As far as I know, there is not a fixed number, but when you create a discussion others will evaluate your participation and decide if the demonstrated experience is enough, if you are trusted, engaged with multiple languages and kinds of vandalism.
There is also the local rollback, which is almost the same flag, but you can use it in only one project, which is the one you will receive it. The local requirements vary, but that's pretty much the same spirit. I would suggest you to try it on a specific project, acquiring some more experience before requesting the global one. King regards. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 03:01, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
Got it, thanks for the quick reply. I will first try to get a local flag in certain sections, after that I will try to create a discussion for the global flag. Alibek Attamonov (talk) 03:57, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback is requested[edit]

Hello Teles, We are conducting a poll of global renamers and stewards regarding some future toolings related to some rename requests. Your feedback is requested at the poll on VRT WIKI. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 00:18, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hello, dear Teles! How are you? I would like to draw your attention to the request for comment that I made in July, 2023. As the situation has deteriorated since then towards the open vote fraud by the bureaucrat, a timely consensus on the part of stewards has become even more essential for the implemention of rules in Belarusian Classical Wikipedia. Best wishes,—W (talk) 11:14, 3 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request to unlock from global lock[edit]

@Teles The block is no longer needed because I understand what I was blocked for, I will no longer do it and instead I will contribute productively. I promise not to make the same mistake again. I apologize for all previous mistakes. If you unblock me, I will try to contribute according to policy. Give me a chance. @Md Sunnat Ali Mollik 2400:C600:4629:F540:1:0:8684:4A94 04:02, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Teles wiki vandalism, long-term abuser sock accounts I will refrain from. I learned about Wikipedia what Wikipedia is not. I want to promise you that I won't do anything on Wikipedia that Wikipedia doesn't support. I want to work according to the Wikipedia guidelines. 04:58, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Wikipedian; I am @Md Sunnat Ali Mollik Globally locked currently. I totally want to go back to Wikipedia. Apologies for all my mistakes. Now I am waiting for your valuable feedback. 08:18, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hello. Could you, please, describe exactly what where the reasons that led to your block in many projects? Also, how is it going with your unblock requests locally? Did you have success on any of them?
Your accounts' locking are closely related to the local blocks. It is relevant to the unlock decision that you succeed on [at least, some of] them. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 14:28, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Teles Thanks for your valuable feedback. En Wikipedia Revoking talk page access: inappropriate use of user talk page while blocked; Clearly not here to build an encyclopedia. Simple Wikipedia, Reciprocal block: Violating the "one-strike" rule I have been blocked for this. My mother tongue is Bangla and I was banned from Bangla Wikipedia. The reason for the block is to add new Wikipedia entries while blocked. This happened I was new to Wikipedia and it happened without realizing it. On May 24, 2023, I was given the opportunity to unblock Bn Wikipedia. En-Simple Wikipedia Only blocks. I was trying to contribute according to the Wikipedia policy when I was given the opportunity to unblock the Bangla Wikipedia. I was blocked in English Wikipedia and wanted to tell the admin on the talk page that I made a mistake without realizing it, to give me a chance and contribute according to Wikipedia policy. Later got locked globally. Currently I am very experienced with Wikipedia. I hope nothing else goes wrong with Wikipedia. @Teles see my global account information, about the block. Now I feel successful about Wikipedia. Give me a chance by freeing me from global lock. I want to promise you that I will not do anything on Wikipedia that Wikipedia does not support. 15:38, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
The user keeps creating new sockpuppets [4][5] while continuing to ignore the instructions given on how to properly appeal their global lock (e.g. [6][7][8]). Johannnes89 (talk) 17:08, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Johannnes89 I told about myself in the said discussion. and appealed to Global Lock through e-mail but received no reply till now. 17:31, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Johannnes89 I'm abusing wikipedia without knowing it I understand that's why I got locked. I apologize for all mistakes, Now I have Wikipedia experience or I want to contribute by following all policies. I want to promise that I won't do anything on Wikipedia that Wikipedia doesn't support, Please give me a chance. 17:51, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
I want to make quality contributions to Wikipedia according to all policies. give me a only chance. 19:21, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Teles Let me know if you are active I look forward to your response. 08:01, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi. Though week over here; sorry for the delay. You seem to have copied the reason provided by others for blocking you. That's what they said... but what about what you have to say? What is provided by others is not exactly what I am looking for. When checking the many attempts to be unblocked, one can see that you don't really address the issues that lead to the many blocks. Instead, you just repeatedly request to be unblocked with same reasoning. If you can tell local sysops why exactly you were blocked, they can assume that you are less likely to repeat the mistakes. By not even mentioning it, you don't seem to understand the issues, and are more likely to repeat them. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 13:52, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Teles The reason given is entirely one's own opinion. I'm not blocked on local wikipedia. I was also blocked on local wikipedia and repeated later. After understanding the issues why I was blocked. 15:23, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Teles I totally understand why I was blocked. I want a chance from you. I hope it will not be a mistake. I promise to contribute according to Wikipedia policy. 15:26, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Well, this is not a formal process as my talk page is not the best venue for that and I am not replying on behalf of Stewards. You are actually locally blocked in many projects, and also globally locked. You don't seem to understand why, even after many attempts to explain and also many block evasions. If you don't understand why you are blocked, I don't think you will be able to change behaviour. That said, sorry, but that's a 'no' from my end. —Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 15:33, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Teles Now I can't go back to Wikipedia. Please let me know. I am currently able to contribute to Wikipedia. 15:37, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Teles Reason for messaging you. You've got me on global lock. That's why I'm talking to you. 15:40, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply


prefiro ouvir,ver,quero e tenho muito a aprender humildeme preciso de ajuda . 2804:2D64:E96:5000:8353:6D48:ADD4:2487 23:44, 7 May 2024 (UTC)Reply