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(creo que sabes español pero te hablo en inglés). Hi Lucas. I see you've blocked globally to negruzjaimes. This user is this user and sockpuppets if you do a global lock (LTA). But I do not know if necessary. Answer me on es.wikipedia. See you later. -San- 23:50, 23 January 2016 (UTC).

Lo sé, así hacemos en esa wikipedia, por ejemplo: el administrador Taichi también hace algunas de esas listas. Saludos. -San- 00:10, 24 January 2016 (UTC).
@~Expresses life: Perdóname pero no estoy de acuerdo con ustedes. Como he dicho, están reproduciendo los insultos, y ayudando a aquello que estamos bloqueando.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 00:16, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Ya ha sido borrada la lista de todas formas, gracias por el aviso, hay que usar el sentido común :/ -San- 00:21, 24 January 2016 (UTC).
@~Expresses life: Creo que puedes mantener los nombres que no son insultantes. Pero es algo que ustedes tienen que decidir con otros usuarios de su wiki. Gracias por considerar mi opinión.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:05, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
De nada. Está bien recibir opinión de otros usuarios. Nos estamos viendo. Un saludo. -San- 02:02, 24 January 2016 (UTC).

Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations?[edit]

Hello, thanks for adding multiple new translations in your language here at Meta-Wiki in recent years. Please join the discussion with your opinion: Should FuzzyBot automatically remove all potentially outdated translations?. Nemo (talk) 12:00, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Confirmation discussions[edit]

Dear Teles,

As you probably know, the confirmation discussions for Stewards have been closed. In order to determine the outcome of these discussions, you are invited to comment on Talk:Stewards/Confirm/2016 before scheduled closure of the confirmation section "one week after the appointment of the newly elected stewards" (Sunday 6th of March, 17:22 UTC), though the closing time might be extended at the ElectCom's discretion for an extra week if it is believed "further input is required before concluding". All stewards are welcome to comment, including those newly elected.

For those who ran for confirmation, consider revising comments regarding you, and replying to those where appropriate. Savhñ 08:01, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

RfC notice: Designated space for editors to give and seek advice about topic bans and other sanctions[edit]

You are being contacted because you commented on the proposal for a designated space in which users, including topic-banned and other sanctioned users, could ask questions and seek information about topic bans and other sanctions, "IdeaLab/Area for topic banned editors to talk freely about their ban, e.g. to ask questions of experienced wikipedians." There is now an RfC in progress concerning this proposal. Your participation is welcome. Darkfrog24 (talk) 03:24, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Change to project you endorsed[edit]

Hi, Teles, thank you for your endorsement to the Edit-a-thon on Neuroscience and Mathematics. I am one of the organizers, and I am writing to communicate a slight change in the budget. This change has not affected the overall budget and is basically due to buying more snack itens than what we had initially expected to buy. I am glad to answer any question you might have on this change. --Joalpe (talk) 13:51, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminship[edit]

Hello Teles. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2016. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 18, 2016. Kind regards, MF-W 01:17, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Announcing a new mailing list for Meta-Wiki administrators[edit]


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Grants Friendly space expectations[edit]

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I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 17:31, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

@I JethroBT (WMF): Hi. Regardless of my tone, please pay attention to what is being said on that request. Others and me are seeing something we consider to be wrong and it is our role to bring that up. If I didn't bring it in the best way in your opinion, at least bear in mind some important things that were raised there. Are you open to discuss them in a polite conversation?
I assure you that I had reasons to react that way. That didn't come out of nowhere. Obviously, that is not going to be raised by Padula as it affects his work. However, it is clear to me that a part of what is being presented on reports are not what is really being done and it is hard to describe it with the best wording. Assume that what I brought can be true. Isn't it relevant to the discusion a correct evaluation of the reports? Did you see the unanswered questions raised by Joalpe?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:02, 11 November 2016 (UTC)


Hi, can you please answer my question posed on your cs.wikt Talk page? Thank you. --Auvajs (talk) 23:42, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi again, Teles, can you please answer the second question posed there too? Tnx. --Auvajs (talk) 18:45, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

@Auvajs: Hi! Sorry, but I can't answer that. Those requests are considered private and, for that, I am not allowed to publish who requested it here or anywhere publicly.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 22:19, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

No renaming between November 20 and November 27[edit]


You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.

We ask that you do not rename anyone between 00:00 November 20 (UTC) and 00:00 November 27 (UTC).

(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)

Phabricator task.

If there are any problems related to this, or you have any questions, please write me on my talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:39, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

wikimedia foundation[edit]

I can u tell how to sign.

Hi. I didn't get you message. Could you please write me again?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:55, 17 January 2017 (UTC)


Dear Teles. I've just learnt that your mother passed away. I can't imagine how hard that must be. Please accept my condolences. My thoughts are with you. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 18:28, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi dear fellow, I've just seen this and it makes me feel very sad for you and your family. Please accept my sincere condolences, I am at your entire disposal for anything that you can need from me. Receive a great embrace from me.--Syum90 (talk) 18:49, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio and Syum90: Thanks, guys! That was very kind of you. Saludos.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 22:12, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Joining the hugs; I am very sorry for your loss, and wish you strength during this difficult time. Savhñ 14:53, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
"wraps my arms" I am very sorry. MechQuester (talk) 17:21, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
Just noticed this after leaving my message. Please accept my deepest sympathy, I hope you recover soon. Regards—UY Scuti Talk 06:07, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Thank you all for the messages.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 15:27, 4 February 2017 (UTC)


UY Scuti Talk 06:05, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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Persian Wikipedia[edit]

Hi My bro On Wikipedia, all users are equal, but some are more equal. It seems that some admins in the Persian Wikipedia are trying to eliminate the kurdish Rappers.Even the article Navid Zardi, who is the first Kurdish Rapper, has worked with such great artist as Shahin Najafi. Now, after being removed several times, Moein Mohammadi, one of the strongest Kurdish rapper, wants to eliminate it again. Please avoid deleting it. To create an article about other Kurdish Rappers articles. Thank you.معین_محمدی Afshin k2 (talk) 08:37, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

@Afshin k2: Hi! Not sure on how I can help you, but what are their reasons to delete the article? The deletion is being decided by many users or just one person? Have you used good sources to prove relevance of the article?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:13, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

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Como participar[edit]

Ola, como faço para participar do projeto? Obrigado --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 00:43, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Nahuatl Wikipedia 2[edit]

Hello; In this page, is over second closure for Nahuatl Wikipedia. Regards.--Marrovi (talk) 06:43, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Help design a new feature to stop harassing emails[edit]

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Bridges across Cultures[edit]

Hi Teles, Thanks for your translations. Please also have this in mind: Template:Bridges across Cultures Tons of thanks! -- Meisam (talk) 16:53, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

@Meisam: Working on it! :) —Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 17:17, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Could you also provide translation for the banner? If possible for both pt and pt-br variants if they differ. Thanks! --Base (talk) 18:29, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
Not sure if by you but B1mbo has added some I see. Thanks in any case :) --Base (talk) 18:45, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
@Base: Done for both, but I asked someone from Portugal to review the pt version.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 18:46, 14 October 2017 (UTC)
I think some of the translations may need updating. (please!) -- Meisam (talk) 07:58, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Hey. RadiX got it already.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 14:59, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia Library User Group is being renamed![edit]

Hello! In the past few months, the Wikipedia Library User Group has been undergoing some major planning and developments. We just finished our very first open call with the user group members, which was a great success (see the meeting minutes). If you joined us during the meeting, we’d like to thank you for your interest. If not, not to worry, we have lots of things planned for the user group in which you can participate.

This message is to inform you that based on the input received from the user group members and the founding members, it was agreed that the Wikipedia Library User Group’s name be reconsidered by a voting process. As a valued member of the user group, we’d like to invite you to vote on the list of potential names. You can vote by following this link. The poll will run for a timeframe of two weeks. Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election[edit]

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Hi Teles! As promised by the Wikipedia Library team at the inception of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group, we are conducting an open-election for the steering committee with 5 to 8 positions. Nominations will be accepted from 3 January 2018 to 9 January 2018. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, you can nominate yourself starting January 2nd next year. This position should attract Wikipedians and librarians with dedication and time to lead the user group in its first year. The elections will happen following the nominations phase starting from 10 January 2018 to 23 January 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WikiLibraryUG [at] googlegroups [dot] com. A message will be sent shortly before the dates linking to the venue for nominations and election. Thank you! On behalf of the user group founding members--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:40, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Eliminar minhas páginas de usuários[edit]

Olá Teles, como você é um steward, poderia eliminar minhas páginas de usuários na Wikipédia em alemão e inglês? Criei a página no meta e gostaria que essa fosse copiada nas demais Wikis. Saudações. Conde Edmond Dantès (talk) 06:05, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: Oi. Stewards não devem atuar em wikis grandes que já possuam administradores que possam fazer ações localmente. Portanto, não posso apagar.
Uma maneira fácil de você eliminar as páginas é usando a predefinição {{delete}} que geralmente funciona na maioria das wikis e pede eliminação rápida das páginas. Nessas duas pelo menos, ela funciona. Abraço.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 17:08, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
Agradeço, irei indicá-las para eliminação. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 17:10, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

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

Hello again Teles! As stated in our previous message, nominations for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group steering committee elections are now open and will remain open until the 9th. If you are interested and have read the instructions, please nominate yourself on the election page. Please forward your queries to, and for private correspondence, please get in touch with one of the founding members. And finally, wishing you a prosperous and happy new year on behalf of the user group founding members! On behalf of the user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:00, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Updates on the user group election and #1Lib1Ref[edit]

Hi everyone, two quick but important updates:

Timeline for nominations and voting[edit]

  • Nominations are extended until 12 January 2018.
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  • To be able to vote, editors must have joined the usergroup before the 21st of January.
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How you can support #1lib1ref[edit]

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

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Finnish edits.[edit]

Hola! You've undone my edit. I see that You live in Brazil, so You might not know our copyright laws. --Risto hot sir (talk) 02:52, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Risto hot sir! Thanks for writing here. Could you please clarify those edits? There is, for sure, no reason for blanking an article. When you blank it, you don't actually delete it as it is still visible on history page. If there is a reason to delete the article, you have to request deletion and a sysop will complete it. On one of your edits, you left a message on the article and signed on it, which is also completely wrong. In this meanwhile, I don't think that a small text, like those quoted could be qualified as copyright. That is why Wikiquote exist in the many languages and I doubt that it would be a problem on your country, but I am willing to learn from you. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 03:00, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Hello! I really don't want to delete these articles, but those have to be handled equally. That's why I wrote to Smaug The Golden. Let's see what he/she thinks about this. --Risto hot sir (talk) 03:08, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Template:Main Page/pt-br[edit]

Oi Teles, o modelo citado está redirecionando a um link inexistente (por exemplo, já tentei reverter isso mas minhas edições são revestidas para a forma antiga. Acho necessário analisar isso.wu22222(talk to me) 14:58, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

@WikiUser22222: Tem razão. Os links ficam quebrados. Reverti novamente e deixei um sumário um pouco mais.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:12, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank You e Obrigado![edit]

Dear Teles, Thank you for your vote of support to have me on the Wikipedia Library Steering Committee. I was selected as a new steering committee member thanks to your support. I hope that I will be able to make an impact on this steering committee. Sincerely, Rachel Wexelbaum RachelWex (talk) 19:28, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Queridos Teles, Obrigado pelo seu voto de apoio para me ter no Comitê Diretivo da Wikipedia Library. Fui selecionado como um novo membro do comitê de direção graças ao seu apoio. Espero que eu possa influenciar este comitê de direção. Rachel Wexelbaum RachelWex (talk) 19:28, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

CheckUser inquiry[edit]

Hello Teles, perhaps you can help me. I've read in your user page that you've got experience of checkuser and bureaucrat, and that your main task in all wikis is to combat vandalism and let the good faith users edit freely. Well, one week ago I've opened a checkuser request about a very likely (almost 100%) cross-wiki proxy user and sockpuppet user, both in RFCU and SRCU. Since the user that I've identified is going on doing the same edits in the same pages with normal IP ranges (coming from Italy, and I'm Italian too) I'm updating the IP list daily, but nobody has checked about this problem, which is very real and currently continuing, yet. Can you do anything do help me with this request? I've been spending and I'm still spending a long time for that, and still I see no results. I thought at the beginning that this problem would be solved quickly, afterall it's about proxies and sockpuppets so it should interest sysops, I hoped I could do something good for the project and maybe I would be thanked for that; instead, also requests made after mine have already been closed, while the only 2 answers I had for mine were that if I'm an IP user I can't make requests (so I've created an account too) or that the 2 only socks that I've reported can't be linked to IPs because of CU Policy (then what about the proxy IPs and the normal IPs?)... If you can do anything for me, please tell me. Thanks in advance! 15:45, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi. If those IP's listed are proxies, all we need to do is block them. There is no need to check them all. We won't be able to publicly link IP addresses to accounts anyway, but you can list accounts that you believe to be related with the reason, then we will be able to tell if a certain account is related to another account. Does that help to answer your request?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 21:21, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer! Actually, in part you've been helpful but in part you made other doubts come to my mind. CheckUser policy say: "Determine the edits, logged actions and password resets on the Wikimedia wiki of a specific IP (even when logged in)". The current issue is about my suspect that the user behind those proxies is the same user behind the socks and the same user behind normal IP ranges (the reasons of my suspects are that the edits made by such IPs and accounts are the same, in the same pages, and all made recently). What's wrong in my request, then? If this user has used proxies, which is against this project rules, and has used socks for reasons which are different from the only allowed reasons, which is against this project rules, and a part of his cross-wiki edits were inappropriate or disruptive, what should I've done to report his behaviour and prove that he's just one user? On it.wikipedia it's always been done like that: as far as I know, accounts suspected to be related to certain IPs, and viceversa, because of suspicious editing are regularly subjected to CU and then both blocked and reverted. And in CU requests also different IPs are included to be related to each others on the basis of editing similarities even if they're on different ranges, same for accounts editing from different ranges but doing the same edits (in these cases the result is just that it's "likely" that they're being used by one user, not "proven", obviously, but the effects such as blocks and reverts are the same). I've written a long text but I hope I've been able to explain my doubts. 12:51, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
I think I understand your concerns. The thing is that checkuser tool is not needed (and actually not that helpful) to link of IP to another. If somebody uses two different IP’s unlogged, both of them are public and we don’t need to checkuser them to do any research. Checkuser information wouldn’t automatically link them for instance. If any, we could compare their user agents, but that alone would not bring to any strong conclusion. Usually the “block, revert and ignore” rule is enough to frustrate them.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:22, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Okay, probably I've understood what you mean now. In practice, if a registered user has logged in and edited from a certain IP (static) or IP range (dynamic) it's possible to verify it and consequently identify that user with that IP or IP range when they're used to make similar edits. In the current case, if a checkuser verifies that those 2 accounts have been using one or more among the IPs or IP ranges showing similar edits, then it'll be proven that it's alsways been one person behind all that: so the accounts will be considered sockpuppets, and the normal IPs just substitutes of the partially blocked proxies, am I right? If I am, what can you advise me to do at this point about my request? Perhaps I should open a new request in a different way... 14:09, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
You can report the IP list that is being used for vandalism. Please, provide diffs to edits too if possible as when a checkuser/steward is on a case it may be difficult to find them when it is not so clear. You might want to create an account and make a list of IPs on one of your subpage and that is what I would do.
If you see more than one 'account' that may be related and are being used for vandalism, you can request checkuser of them directly. If you believe there are any IP related with them, you can list them together too, but we may or may not comment about the relation between them and the accounts.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 14:33, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I'll do as you say. I've already created an account so I'll use it to submit a new request. In the request I'll ask to link one of the 2 socks to one or more of the IP ranges, provide the full list of IPs and accounts in my own page, and show some differences too as you asked in order to show off similarities, or better identicalness, among edits by different IPs. Not all the edits can be considered vandalisms, but I think the fact that proxies and sockpuppets have been used to do a large part of the edits, added to inappropriate and disruptive edits, should be sufficient to mark the user as a vandal. Since he's still going on editing with new IPs, I'll open the request as soon as I've found all the previous IPs and accounts he may have used. Do you think all I've said will be okay? 14:04, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Could you have a look to my new request here and tell me whether there's something wrong or not, please? 11:27, 27 January 2018 (UTC) P.S. in case you're not going to help me with my request, just please tell me.

Hi! I saw many of the edits you pointed out. I see that many of those edits are still the most recent ones and were not reverted. I wonder if any local community has already considered these edits problematic, or if any of those accounts or IP has been blocked. Checkuser tool should be avoided whenever possible and I don't see that blocking, protecting and reverting actions have been tried first.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:37, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Teles! I understand your doubt. Well, such edits are minor and, since they're mainly about Italian accents, in wikis using different languages most of them went unnoticed. Despite this, some of them were actually reverted by admins, and some of the IPs and IP ranges were actually blocked by admins. I'm providing a few examples here: rv rv rv rv rv rv rv block block block block block (note that almost all his reverted edits were reverted again and that he started using normal IP ranges and sock accounts just after his proxy ranges he'd been using till then were blocked). Apart from this, the user is a proxy user (proven) and a sockpuppet abuser (would be proven with a check). If this behaviour is now tolerated in this project unlike it was before, then I'll just forget this request; but if it's still considered vandalism as I think, I don't see what stewards are waiting for to detect and stop this vandal. I've called on meta community because as you see it's a cross-wiki problem, which must be dealt with as a cross-wiki problem and not as a sum of single problems in single wikis. Moreover, there's also the possibility that the sockmaster is an old registered Italian user, but if he's sly he didn't use the same IPs for his main account and for his socks. All I've written with some more information is resumed in my request in SRCU. Did I clarify your doubt? 13:31, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

News: account Myeuurn was blocked in fr.wikipedia with an expiration time of indefinite for sockpuppetry abuse. Was this, perhaps, the event you were waiting for? Let's hope it's enough! I said it from the very beginning a month ago that this cross-wiki vandal wasn't just using proxies but also abusing sockpuppets... 17:45, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

I may not be able to reply quickly to this case. It always requires some reading and I would need my laptop to follow up. The whole thing is the need of checking. If they are using open proxies, checking may not help too much, as previously mentioned. If you disagree, please tell me how checking would help. It's not that stewards are not willing to help. My point is that it is still not clear what other useful information that checkuser would provide, concerning that we already know their IP. There are other measures to be taken, like range-blocking those proxies.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 19:11, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you anyway for your time! Well, I think that checking would help by joining it with the so called duck test. The pages edited by that cross-wiki vandal are hardly ever edited. In the last 2 months they've suddently become edited by: proxies, socks and Italian IPs. More, the edits made by all of these identities are identical. This may be enough already. But in order to do things properly, a check to verify what IPs were used for those socks should be done. It'll prove that for one or more of these socks have been used those proxies, and that for the same socks have been used also the Italian IPs, which were used also for other socks. This would link unequivocally proxies, socks and IPs to each others. This would make this user a long-term abuser and cause not only the proxies but also the socks and the Italian IPs to be blocked so that if the vandal restarted with his edits it would be immediately identified and then blocked and reverted again. Have I expressed my point clearly? Do you think I'm committing a mistake in my reasoning? I don't know, tell me what you think. 16:12, 16 February 2018 (UTC) P.S. I've noticed just now that yesterday RadiX blocked globally not just one of the vandal's proxies but also 2 of his socks, Myeuurn and Baka Líte, while Onpuryvgr had already been blocked and only Fulgencio Kokomeci is still unblocked; I confess you that I'm so glad of it!
If they were already locked, their future socks can be considered lock evasions and be immediately locked or blocked. If they are lock evasions, they can be checked to confirm relation. It's great that Radix is dealing with that already.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 21:47, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Again, thank you for your help! I think I won't have to disturb you any more :-) 17:48, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Results[edit]

Hello everyone! The steering committee election for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group is finally over and the results you were patiently awaiting for is here! We had many great candidates with awesome skillsets and experience, unfortunately not everyone could make it to the final eight. We are grateful to all the candidates for stepping up and boldly throwing their hat in the ring. It was a difficult choice and they made it. Now, the results. The candidates who made it to the final eight are,

On behalf of the founding members, the TWL team and the user group members, we congratulate the candidates on their successful run and welcome them to the committee. The steering committee and the founding members will soon meet to discuss the handover and next steps of the user group. Thank you--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:56, 16 February 2018 (UTC)


Votre adresse IP fait partie d’une plage d’adresses bloquée sur tous les wikis.

Le blocage a été fait par Teles ( Le motif donné est Open proxy.

Début du blocage : 2 janvier 2018 à 01:59 Expiration du blocage : 2 janvier 2019 à 01:59 Vous pouvez contacter Teles pour discuter du blocage. Vous ne pouvez pas utiliser la fonctionnalité « Envoyer un courriel » à moins d’avoir spécifié une adresse de courriel valide dans vos préférences de compte et de n’avoir pas bloqué son utilisation. Votre adresse IP actuelle est et la plage bloquée est Veuillez inclure tous les détails ci-dessus dans toutes les demandes que vous ferez.


@Raphodon: Hello! Looks like you are using an open proxy to edit. Do you know why you are using an open proxy? Maybe you are accessing through a site that changes the IP address or you made some change on your browser that makes you use an open proxy. If you did, you may want to undo any of these changes and use your own IP. If you didn't perform any change related with that or if you have any reason to use open proxy, please request block exemption here.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 23:22, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

What's new from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group[edit]

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Hi Teles! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Yes, you heard that right! We are now officially known as the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group (previously, Wikipedia Library User Group). New group contacts are User:Merrilee and User:Sodapopinski7. The elected steering committee has been meeting twice a month ever since their election, working on the organisation and details of user group functioning. Progress is being made and we'd like to keep the members updated.
  • The committee decided to use the and has started making announcements on the list. Please join the list for future announcements and for internal discussions and communications.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (May 14-15, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,


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Teles, pode verificar se existe algo que possa ser feito sobre este caso? É recorrente, o registro de bloqueios do mais novo ataque. Cumprimentos. GRS73 (talk) 21:56, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

@GRS73: sim, Yes check.svg feito. RadiX 01:20, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
@GRS73: O ideal seria verificar os IP's das contas localmente. Infelizmente, não posso fazer isso. O que os verificadores locais dizem sobre isso?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 23:01, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
Apontam que provavelmente é o @Wariowa:, o @EVinente: escreveu no pedido Júlio César Boldrin Júlio Qué Dar: "GRS73 e HVL, sim é o Wariowa. Estou fazendo o mapeamento dos IPs, mas logo na primeira verificação, um bloqueio de faixa não pode ser extensivo e longo, já que o dano colateral é significativo, afetando provaveis 40.000 usuários." GRS73 (talk) 02:35, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
@GRS73: Já apliquei dois bloqueios globais em faixas de IP. O dano colateral existe, porém não é muito significativo. O bloqueio é necessário no momento. RadiX 02:10, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

New community space for IdeaLab on Connect[edit]

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Hi folks. If you're receiving this message, you've contributed to IdeaLab or an Inspire Campaign this year. Thanks for participating to develop ideas and review ones from other Wikimedians.

We are preparing some changes to IdeaLab and Inspire Campaigns. One of these changes is a new community space on Connect, where Wikimedians can find each other based on common activities or skills, and ask questions about the space. You are invited to join this community space for IdeaLab, especially if you would ever consider needing to find contributors with certain skills (like design or project management) or would like to offer your skills to others in our movement. To join, please proceed to Connect/IdeaLab and click on the "Add yourself" button on the right. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:53, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

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Inspire Campaign on Measuring Community Health[edit]

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Do you have an idea about how to measure the health of your community? Do you want to review ideas that others have submitted? Through August 10th, we are inviting ideas on how to capture the well-being of Wikimedia communities, in terms of matters like conflict resolution, effective content creation, and being able to contribute in a collaborative environment. Ideas can be focused on either quantitative techniques, such as gathering raw data, or qualitative techniques, like surveying contributors. If you are submitting an idea, guidance is available for how to move your idea into implementation, such as through a grant or starting a Phabricator task to engage with developers.

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Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and Wikimania[edit]

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Hi Teles! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Thank you for participating in the poll to help the steering committee plan activities for the year 2018. We received 84 responses, and the results can be found on the resources page. In addition to that, there are a few more things we'd like to share with you.

If you are attending Wikimania,

Bon voyage and have a wonderful Wikimania!

If you are not attending Wikimania, we have you covered too!

  • Please help us plan activities for this year by sharing your suggestions on how to implement the top two ideas from the poll results. The discussion is open on the user group talk page.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (June 28-29, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,


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Situation in Brazil[edit]

Hello, sorry for not answering before. If you need to contact the AffCom in regards to the situation in Brazil, please email the committee directly by sending an e-mail to
--Maor X (talk) 17:04, 23 July 2018 (UTC)


hi im new to meta i need guidance. i want to help as best as i can here. Hasiop111 (talk) 00:28, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

@Hasiop111: Hello! Welcome to Meta. What kind of help you need? Is there any specific question you have? You may want to read what Meta is about first. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 00:35, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
I want to create an free encyclopedia. Hasiop111 (talk) 00:37, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
@Hasiop111: I don’t have too much experience with that and you haven’t fully described your needs, but you may be looking for this page: Requests for new languages.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:03, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

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Emergency in KaWiki[edit]

Dear steward,
Please read my explanation thoroughly. It is about an inexorable situation in the Georgian Wikipedia, the long-established. Every attempt to solve the problem locally fails again and again. So, please, do not be indifferent.
The requests are extraordinary, so I do not write on a general page, but personally.
Best regards, Deu. 18:08, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

no topic[edit]

مرحبا Teles أنا واقع في نطاق آي بي محظور ولا أستطيع التعديل في ويكي بيانات، أرجو استثنائي من المنع. ربما يستطيع user:علاء مساعدتي لإيصال الفكرة. شكرا أبو هشام السوعان (talk) 20:19, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello. According to an online translator, you were caught on a block and are asking for help. If that is correct, please send a message to stewards(at) explaing the situation and providing your IP address or the message you received when tried to edit but was stopped. Thanks.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
The problem is solved, Thanks. أبو هشام السوعان (talk) 22:09, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Solved --Alaa :)..! 05:29, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you (All), أبو هشام السوعان (talk) 21:14, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

localize reasons[edit]

Hi, Teles,

Thanks for blocking this ip. Can you please localize reasons? like (Open proxy: Globally used for vandalism )— Bukhari (Talk!) 08:44, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

@BukhariSaeed: Hi! I don’t get your request. What do you mean by “localize reasons”?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 14:45, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
localization of block reasons are possible in native language?— Bukhari (Talk!) 06:05, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
@BukhariSaeed: That was a global block. The block reason is not automatically translated. I don't think there is a way to do it for different languages as the log is reproduced unchanged globally. If you are a local sysop, you are free to block it locally and add a corresponding reason in local language if local rules allow that. In case you do it, two logs will be available on that wiki: mine and yours. Hopefully, that can satisfy your request. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 23:36, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Bukhari (Talk!) 15:51, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

No risks !

কামাল আহমেদ পাশা (talk) 08:56, 20 October 2018 (UTC)কামাল আহমেদ পাশা

@কামাল আহমেদ পাশা: Hello! How can I help you?—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 23:36, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

You block My ID. because, open proxy. Please, open my ID & no risks from my IP address.

কামাল আহমেদ পাশা (talk) 05:57, 21 October 2018 (UTC)কামাল আহমেদ পাশা

Hi! You may be referring to a range block performed on an open proxy. Open proxies are not allowed on Wikimedia as they are oftenly used for vandalism and others negative actions. You can try to use a “normal” IP address, that is not an open proxy. If you have a very good reason to use an open proxy, please email Stewards at stewards(at) with your IP address, account name and the reason for using it. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any possible trouble.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:57, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

About IP blocking[edit]

Dear Teles,

My IP is blocked by you for using freebasics(open proxy) to edit in Wikipedia. I have been editing Bengali Wikipedia for quite a long time now and have participated in editing many important articles while using freebasics. And there is not a single incident of vandalism by me in this whole time. So i will be really obliged if you unblock my IP (even if it's only for the bengali wikipedia) and let me continue using wikipedia.(2a03:2880:11ff:1::face:b00c this is my IP address).Thanks Reza Rahib (talk) 10:12, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi! The pointed mail address is an open proxy of Facebook. Open proxies are not allowed on Wikimedia as they are oftenly used for vandalism and others negative actions. You can try to use a “normal” IP address, that is not an open proxy. If you have a very good reason to use an open proxy, please email Stewards at stewards(at) with your IP address, account name and the reason for using it. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any possible trouble.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:52, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
Well what can i say. Sorry for the trouble.Reza Rahib (talk) 09:34, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
@Reza Rahib: No worries. Feel free to write me whenever you need.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 08:07, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Unblock IP[edit]

You have blocked these IP around freebasics: 2a03:2880:ff:6::face:b00c, with the range of 2A03:2880:0:0:0:0:0:0/32 in bengali wikipedia and 2A03:2880:0:0:0:0:0:0/32 in English wikipedia. Please unblock the IP range for other users who did not violate rules. You can block offensive accouts for a certain time or full period, but you can not block the whole IP range, which is completely irrational. I hope you will consider all our users case and unblock the IP range. We all the users got pissed off from getting blocked numerous time in wikipedia freebasics. Can you please consider this? Sharif Uddin (talk) 17:28, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
I agree with you Sharif Uddin. Patiya Road (talk) 20:12, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi! The pointed mail address is an open proxy of Facebook. Open proxies are not allowed on Wikimedia as they are oftenly used for vandalism and others negative actions. You can try to use a “normal” IP address, that is not an open proxy. If you have a very good reason to use an open proxy, please email Stewards at stewards(at) with your IP address, account name and the reason for using it. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any possible trouble.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:52, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Teles thank you. Now, you can unblock my IP adress? Patiya Road (talk) 23:57, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

@Patiya Road: Please, try editing again. I have changed the block and you may be able to edit if logged in your account.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 19:01, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

blocked me[edit]

why i was blocked

Hi! You may be referring to a range block performed on an open proxy. Open proxies are not allowed on Wikimedia as they are oftenly used for vandalism and others negative actions. You can try to use a “normal” IP address, that is not an open proxy. If you have a very good reason to use an open proxy, please email Stewards at stewards(at) with your IP address, account name and the reason for using it. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any possible trouble.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:56, 27 October 2018 (UTC)


Hello Teles! I came to know that you banned me from wikipedia.😕 but I haven't edited any of the wikipedia articles since June of 2018.

And what happened to my edit count?

Hi! You may be referring to a range block performed on an open proxy. Open proxies are not allowed on Wikimedia as they are oftenly used for vandalism and others negative actions. You can try to use a “normal” IP address, that is not an open proxy. If you have a very good reason to use an open proxy, please email Stewards at stewards(at) with your IP address, account name and the reason for using it. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any possible trouble.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:55, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Why am I blocked[edit]

Good day sir.I have been here on wikipedia for a couple of days now since I've signed up, and I've realized that I have been blocked and I don't understand why. Can you please check that for me to see if I have broke any rule sir. Thank you

Hi! You may be referring to a range block performed on an open proxy. Open proxies are not allowed on Wikimedia as they are oftenly used for vandalism and others negative actions. You can try to use a “normal” IP address, that is not an open proxy. If you have a very good reason to use an open proxy, please email Stewards at stewards(at) with your IP address, account name and the reason for using it. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any possible trouble.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:56, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Bloqueio de faixa[edit]

Olá Teles, poderia me fazer um favor? Teria como bloquear globalmente essa faixa? É de um LTA que está vandalizando diversas wikis, inclusive a pt, e como os pedidos estão demorando muito para serem atendidos, venho pedir diretamente a você, já que é um steward. Mr. Fulano! Talk 14:58, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

@Mr. Fulano: Vi que há alguns IPs bloqueados, mas não encontrei nada muito espalhado. Um deles acabou de vandalizar a wiki e já estava bloqueado globalmente. Isso pode indicar que talvez os endereços de IP não sejam tão variáveis. Acho melhor observar por enquanto.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 02:04, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
De boa, então. De qualquer forma estou vigiando, e toda vez que ele realiza um novo vandalismo, eu vou lá e reverto. Mr. Fulano! Talk 19:33, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Microblogging handles[edit]

Hi, are you involved with @wikimediapt as well? Nemo 20:30, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

@Nemo bis: hi! No. I think DarwIn is.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:56, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: Hi, about 3 of us at WMPT use to manage the Twitter account, including me.- Darwin Ahoy! 02:02, 4 December 2018 (UTC)