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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, Tks4Fish. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

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RadiX 01:20, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@RadiX: answered. Thank you. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 01:42, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

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Fantoches de Guilherme151097[edit]

Olá Tks, andei verificando algumas edições dos fantoches deste usuário e percebi abuso na wiki anglófona, wikidata e commons (menos frequente), o comportamento é idêntico: artigos de músicas, alterando tabelas para o gosto pessoal ou mudando predefinições para predefinições de testes (quando revertido, ips de faixas semelhantes ou proxies abertos refazem todos o trabalho do fantoche). Caso seja possível, recomendaria um block global juntamente com um banimento, já é caso de sockmaster. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 04:53, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

@Conde Edmond Dantès: realmente estava pensando nisso esses tempos, mas acabei não agindo para um travamento global. Acredito que seja sim o caso, pois é patente o abuso crosswiki. Irei requisitá-lo assim que possível. Em tempo, peço desculpas pela demora, estou sem tempo para editar ultimamente. Abraços, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:15, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

User script to access other watchlists[edit]

Hi Tks4Fish,

If you remember, you participated in the 2019 Community Wishlist Survey, including the discussion for reviving "Crosswatch" to allow for cross-wiki watchlists (Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Watchlists/Revive Crosswatch tool).

I sent you this MassMessage because I wanted to let you know that I have made a user script to make accessing your watchlists on different wikis easier, since for now that wishlist item has not been actioned.

The way it works is that, on any wiki, when you look at your watchlist, there is a button labeled "CA" that takes you to the CentralAuth page for you. There, when looking at your own information, each link to a wiki ("", "", "", etc.) is changed so that it links to your watchlist on that wiki.

If you are interested in using it, just add mw.loader.load('//'); to your global javascript page. This imports the code at m:User:DannyS712/Watchlist.js.

If you want to learn more, there is documentation for the script available at w:en:User:DannyS712/Watchlist. If you would like to discuss the script, talk to me at m:User talk:DannyS712.

Thanks, --05:50, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Watchlist Expiry project page[edit]


During the Community Whishlist survey 2019, you have voted for the Watchlist item Expiration wish.

Community Tech has created the Watchlist Expiry project page to work on this feature, and is looking for your feedback about the open questions they have.

Regards, IFried_(WMF), 15:51, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2019 - Section Name in Diff[edit]


The Community Tech team (WMF) has officially started the project for Section Name in Diff, the #9 wish from the 2019 Community Wishlist Survey!

You previously voted for this wish, so we are now contacting you. We invite you to visit the project page, where you can read a project analysis and share your feedback.

We hope to see you on the project talk page, and thank you in advance!

-- IFried (WMF), 14:13, 9 March 2020 (UTC)


Hi Global IP block exempt ,Can I join this group? and request please check my ip. লেলীন (talk) 16:32, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@লেলীন: from what Ruslik told you, your IP is not globally blocked, so there is no need for us to grant you GIPBE. You can try to ask for it to a local sysop where you are blocked. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:55, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks you,I have a request to verify my account,seen Whether my account Sock popot.লেলীন (talk) 17:06, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Let's #StopTheSpread of COVID-19![edit]

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Please unblock T-Mobile US IP address range[edit]

This block for this T-Mobile IP address range is too long that it's causing too much of a collateral damage. Please, would you unblock this range?? Thank you! 19:33, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

The T-Mobile range is not going to have the block settings changed, full stop. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 19:37, 26 April 2020 (UTC)[edit]

Lifetime open proxies

Hey Tks4Fish, thanks for blocking! I would suggest reducing the block to a 3-month block. Most open proxies die quite early (see the graph on the left, for example) and don't survive the 3 month mark anyway. On the other hand, if the IP stops being an open proxy and switches owner, we would have blocked a legitimate user's IP. --MrClog (talk) 08:23, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

@MrClog: I've replied to you on ToBeFree's talk on enwiki, so I'd just like to thank you for the data you brought here :) Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 21:19, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Additional socks for the LTA[edit]

Please look at fawiki block logs, specifically users that I blocked today where I mentioned you in the block log. Those are all socks of the same LTA you have been locking recently. I recommend locking these as well. Huji (talk) 18:06, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

@Huji: all done! Thanks for letting me know. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 18:18, 12 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello Tks4Fish,

Who was the sockmaster of this account you recently globally locked for LTA? I don't think I've seen them before.

Thank you, Passengerpigeon (talk) 22:46, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

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can you please deal with the vandalism on this article coz I can't keep reverting it for ever


@Tks4Fish: Why did you globally locked Gale5050 and CentralTime301? 23:47, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Please globally block these ranges[edit]

Hi. Will you please block (talk · contribs), (talk · contribs), and (talk · contribs) since IPs on those ranges persistently harassing and vandalizing pages and my talk pages. Not only in enwiki but also across several wikis like idwiki and commonswiki. Thanks. Flix11 (talk) 18:00, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

@Flix11: done, though some smaller ranges. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 18:15, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
@Tks4Fish: (talk · contribs) does not include (talk · contribs), which most recently attacked me. Flix11 (talk) 02:51, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
@Flix11: changed it into a /22. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 02:54, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
I thought you were playing too safe. And I am right. Please block (talk · contribs) (belongs to, (talk · contribs) (belongs to, and (talk · contribs) (belongs to Thanks. Flix11 (talk) 08:16, 12 June 2020 (UTC)


Fala Guilherme, poderia dar uma verificada na minha PDU? Acho que um dos nossos vândalos migrou pra "atazanar" e ainda usando o nome de uma empresa, EVinente (talk) 19:16, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Olá @EVinente:! Infelizmente não há muito que possa fazer, pois o meta tem os próprios verificadores. Faça o pedido em Meta:Requests for CheckUser information. Abraços! —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 18:06, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Obrigado. O Adrian deu um jeito nele aqui no Meta, mas agora ele foi pro MediaWiki "encher o saco". --EVinente (talk) 19:34, 16 June 2020 (UTC)


Hi, I'm handling an SPI case on enwiki, en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Hjh874. It would help to have some understanding of the lock on Hjh874. It appears to have sprung from "impersonation" of Hjh474. Is this the equivalent of a soft block on enwiki (change your name and we'll let you edit again) or a hard block (for malicious impersonation)? Your advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Cabayi (talk) 20:29, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Hey @Cabayi:! This was a hardblock, as a malicious impersonation. This user was a vandalism-only account who was also abusing xwiki. See also Steward_requests/Global/2020-06#Global_lock_for_Hjh874_and_Ng874. Best regards, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 18:08, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I've blocked their socks on enwiki & filed a report at srg#Global lock for socks of Hjh874. Cabayi (talk) 18:59, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

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02 ip block[edit] i noticed my ip was blocked but actually it is only my data connection IP. so i guess you dont need to unblock it if i still can access home wifi? Morri (talk) 23:32, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

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Question on User:2600:1009:B000:0:0:0:0:0/40[edit]

What long-term abuse cause this range to be blocked for a month?

And what did the range even do the cause it to be blocked?

Help needed – Block ID #206397[edit]

Dear Tks4Fish, I need your help. I am trapped by a block that you started at 20. Jun. 2020. Every time I log into the internet my provider assigned to me an IP-address in the range of or With that I am totally blocked and have no chance to edit anything including my own disk-pages. I have tried several times to send a request via the „Contact Stewards“ form but there was no reaction. Today I am using the internet connection at a friend of mine to write to you directly.

The blocked range is and the block ID is #206397. I have done nothing wrong, can you please unblock my account? Maybe it is possible to create an individual exemption for me. Thank you very much and best regards --Sonnesatt (talk) 15:13, 7 July 2020 (UTC) (Pls keep in mind that with even blocked disk-pages I will not be able to answer in any way.)

@Sonnesatt: I've added Global IP Block Exemption to your user, so you should be able to edit other wikis normally. As for Meta, I'll ping @Vermont:, who's a local admin and may add a local exemption for you. Sorry for the problems caused by the block. Best regards, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 16:37, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Sonnesatt, I have granted local IPBE to your account on Meta-Wiki. Apologies for the problems relating to the (g)blocks, and happy editing! Best, Vermont (talk) 16:54, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

IP Block 206397[edit]

Dear user Tks4Fish,

Sadly I am unable to edit any pages in the wikipedia or at any wikimedia pages whatsoever, even when I log in with my username, because my IP got blocked. Could you be so nice and unblock it for registered users again? You can look at my contributions to see that I don't contribute to by long-term abuse how the block reason tells, but make useful edits.

I understand that IP-blocks have to be in cases of abuse, but how can you block the registered users with these IP's, too? You as a person with the right to make IP-blocks, I suppose you heard of dynamic IPs. If an IP is trolling, block the IP, if a registered user is trolling, block the user, but don't block registered users just because they had bad luck to get a "bad" IP!

Another problem is that in order to be able to complain about such a block you have to use VPN which is very discouraged by wikimedia and to circumvent the blocks which protect wikimedia of VPN. I had to try different servers to be able to write this message to you. Other users don't have the knowledge or patience and just give up - "if they don't want me here, then I'll better go."

I hope that you can unblock me soon. And I hope you didn't take my message as an insult. I admit I got a bit angry, but hey, errare humanum est, and I am glad that there are people like you outside fighting with vandalism.

--Lesendes Okapi (talk) 14:56, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@Lesendes Okapi: I'm really sorry for that. Per your message and the one above yours, I've changed the block to affect only anonymous users. The block was made for all users because the check I made didn't indicate that the range was busy, which meant a hardblock was possible. I now see that is not the case. I didn't take this as an insult at all, you can rest assured. If you need anything else, please let me know. Again, I'm really sorry for the inconvenience caused. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 15:04, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@Tks4Fish: thank you very much! This was very fast, I didn't expect an answer at all before monday :D No inconvenience was caused, and how could I be mad at a Douglas-Adams-Fan? --Lesendes Okapi (talk) 15:36, 12 July 2020 (UTC) (Lutz Fehling)[edit]

Unfortunately, Lutz Fehling (the LTA that is the target of this rangeblock) wasted little time after his block expired, posting a small bit of nonsense here, but lots of it at enwiki. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 08:11, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

@AlanM1: I'll suggest you to report it here. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (talk) 08:19, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
@Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker: Done (SRG#Global_block_for_89.15.236.0/22). Thanks. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 08:30, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Stale accounts related to User:Praxidicae/mdpi spam[edit]

Hello. Could you also take a look at these accounts and consider whether they should be glocked?

If the links aren't obvious, let me know and I can provide some of the clear diffs demonstrating that they are socks. Smartse (talk) 13:04, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Oh and seeming as you're an admin at, could you take a look at /ask someone else to pt:Vladimir_Levonevskiy, pt:WikiRank and pt:Interstudent? Smartse (talk) 13:39, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Smartse! Sorry for the delay in replying, I had some computer issues :/ Anyway, that's resolved now, so I'll take a look and report back. Thanks! —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:48, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
Done. I've locked mot of the accounts, with the exception of Lewoniewski, which I think is the main writer of the paper, and has lots of edits globally, which makes me reticent in locking. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 21:26, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks and no worries. Apologies for my delay in responding too - I've been away. Smartse (talk) 11:39, 24 August 2020 (UTC)


The problem here is that guys like Tks4fish are trying to gain points by locking profiles and deleting pages. I'm quite positive that this policy of rewarding for number of blocked users or number of deleted profiles is absolutely wrong. Oh you blocked 1000 profiles here it is a medal from Wikipedia. Justify why did you delete my profile?

Global rollbacker[edit]

Hey Tks4fish, I think I'm done with everything I needed global rollbacker for (I finished about a week ago, but I figured I'd keep it in case anything else came up). Would you mind removing the permission? GeneralNotability (talk) 21:42, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

@GeneralNotability: done! Thanks for your work :) —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 22:22, 1 September 2020 (UTC)


...for this, but please make sure that they are denied talk page and email access. This longterm LTA likes to send weird full of suicide fantasies. Drmies (talk) 13:26, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh DannyS712, I see you already did that. I've seen a few times where it's not part of a "standard" global block. Drmies (talk) 13:27, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
@Drmies: I locked the account, so email and talk page can't be accessed ;). As for the local block, it was made by Danny, as I'm not a local sysop here. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:32, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
Oh, also, no problem, really happy to help :) —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 14:33, 11 September 2020 (UTC)


Hi, I think you should look at this IP address carefully. This ip address is causing a lot of sabotage at vi.wikipedia and it appears to be a proxy. I hope you will check this ip address and give the answer soon. Đặng Vũ Lân (talk) 15:40, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mail[edit]

Hello Tks4Fish,

Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email

You can see my explanation here.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:45, 25 September 2020 (UTC)


Hello, so Yes check.svg fixed, previously not count "minor edits". Best --Alaa :)..! 12:26, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Global unlock request for Yage Wu[edit]

Hello! I have not create any sockpuppets for a long time. Please unblock me!(I have send the E-mail to stewards)-- 23:40, 8 October 2020 (UTC)


Hi, I see you recently locked User:Gioguch. Just curious, but could you email me the name of his LTA? I am not his sock by the way. Thanks, -- Prahlad balaji (talk) 19:01, 18 October 2020 (UTC)