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BugMeNot shared logins[edit]

Bugmenot have disabled sharing logins for a few Wikipedias. This is good: sharing accounts is not allowed. However, they have not disabled:

  • meta
  • ar
  • ba
  • be
  • cz
  • hi
  • ja
  • no
  • pt
  • simple (simple English)
  • zh

...and those are just the ones I checked. For at least two I found shared accounts listed, and one that I tested was a functioning login. With SUL, these compromised accounts have access to any wikpedia project. Will someone from the Foundation please contact BugMeNot and make certain that sharing login information for all Wikipedias is disabled, and get a record from them of all wikipedia.org accounts which have been listed so that they can be globally locked? Thank you. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 00:14, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

BlackcurrantTea, not sure if this has been addressed, but concerns about account compromise can be dealt with at SRG, where a steward can look at locking the accounts if warranted. TonyBallioni (talk) 18:43, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
TonyBallioni, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, nothing's changed. Whilst I could test each Wikipedia and report the accounts I find, new accounts can still be added, making it a Sisyphean task. Until BugMeNot changes their policy, the problem will remain. I filled in their form to remove simple.wikipedia.org before I posted the above; 18 days later they've not removed it. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 10:49, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Just FYI - The Security Team and Trust and Safety are aware of this and there is currently a private Phab task (T227720) where we're tracking the issue. We've automated searching bugmenot.com for various wikimedia domains and are in the process of issuing takedown requests and locking any potentially affected accounts. Please feel free to reach out to security@wikimedia.org with any other questions or concerns. SBassett (WMF) (talk) 16:25, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
@BlackcurrantTea: Sorry for butting in here: what is BugMeNot? Just wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that I must login individually to any wiki-project that I visit now? I used to be able to only login once on any wiki-project, and my login would carry to all other wikis. Now I must login all over the place. For example, if I go wikidata next, I will have to login there too, which means 3 logins already, and I have not done any real work yet, sigh... Ottawahitech (talk) 14:43, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: it is a website where people share "throw away" usernames and passwords. For your issue, check that you are accepting our cookies. — xaosflux Talk 15:49, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech and Xaosflux: Fwiw, I have in recent weeks had this same problem with having to log into each project separately (and I didn't change my configuration, though I wonder about unsolicited consequences of software "updates") — but I've had this problem only when using Firefox; I occasionally use Opera, and with that browser, logging into one project still logs into all of them. --Pi zero (talk) 17:36, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: try some of the 'standard' web cleanups: clear all your cache, temporary files, cookies - and try again. Check if you have extensions that are blocking javascript, cookies, localstorage. — xaosflux Talk 17:38, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Esta permitida en Wikipedia la Autopromoción[edit]

Hola a todos

Quisiera consultar si esta permitido que un usuario y/o un usuario con más atribuciones de lo normal; aquí y en otras wikipedias se autopromocione?

Espero su respuesta

Muchas gracias --Historiadormundo (talk) 18:25, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Hola a Todos
La respuesta parece que es obvia que es NO.
Por anterior; la consulta es: ¿La Autopromoción de un usuario con atribuciones sobre lo normal, es una especie de remuneración hacia él??
Espero su respuesta
Muchas gracias --Historiadormundo (talk) 18:35, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Hola a Todos: Esta consulta esta siendo vandalizada por User:Cuatro Remos, Por favor sancionar este vandalismo. Gracias --Historiadormundo (talk) 13:57, 6 August 2019 (UTC)


Historiadormundo was blocked indefinitely in Commons and several times in Spanish Wikipedia by sock puppetry and harassment. He refers to Cuatro Remos. —Sgd. Hasley 14:22, 6 August 2019 (UTC)


User:Cuatro Remos Trata de justificar su Vandalismo; Cuando él esta bloquedo en Inglés indefinidamente, por usar infinitos titeres y una autopromoción impresionante.
Solicito a la comunidad contestar la consulta , muchas gracias--Historiadormundo (talk) 14:32, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Can you please stop harassing me? I am starting to get sick of it. At first, I thought your rants were kind of funny. Not anymore. --Cuatro Remos (talk) 22:00, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Hola a todos
Aquí pueden ver mi respuesta a este usuario Gracias y saludos --Historiadormundo (talk) 17:47, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
Hola a Todos
Esto es un insulto directo a mi persona por hacer esta pregunta Saludos a todos--Historiadormundo (talk) 13:31, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Hola a Todos
Por favor responde la consulta: ¿La Autopromoción de un usuario con atribuciones sobre lo normal, es una especie de remuneración hacia él??
En esta consulta no me refiere a ningún usuario como pueden verlo y es de Buena fe mi actuar , gracias y saludos --Historiadormundo (talk) 20:54, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Participación de ediciones y funciones de menores de edad[edit]

Hola a Todos

Quisiera preguntar , si esta permitido que menores de edad editen o hagan funciones de administración aquí y en otras wikipedias?


Espero su respuesta y gracias --Historiadormundo (talk) 18:29, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes, minors may be administrators but users with OTRS, Checkuser, Arbitration, Ombudsmen, Steward and Oversight must be adults since they must be bound by the Access to nonpublic personal data policy. --MorganKevinJ(talk) 21:28, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Muchas gracias, me quedo muy clara la respuesta, un saludo--Historiadormundo (talk) 22:29, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
OTRS is 16 years old (which is still a minor in many countries.) The WMF executive director may grant a waiver from the requirement of being of the age of majority for other positions, but this is the exception rather than the rule. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:58, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Hola TonyBallioni, muchas gracias por tu respuesta --Historiadormundo (talk) 18:38, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
I have to note that they ask this because Villalaso, who is a minor, reported him in the Spanish Wikipedia for sockpuppetry. Such a nice move. --Cuatro Remos (talk) 02:04, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Hola a Todos, La pregunta que hago es de Buena fé y no tiene nada de malo saber que funciones puede tener un menor de edad.
Que User:Cuatro Remos vea todo negativo o vengativo es problema de él.
Yo miro positivo y colobarativo y por esto pregunto primero, Muchas Gracias --Historiadormundo (talk) 14:14, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

List of Wikimedia projects by size and automatical list does not contain wikidata.[edit]

List of Wikimedia projects by size and automatical list does not contain wikidata. --호남시대 (talk) 13:02, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

I created a new task (T229191) in phabricator. Subscribe to it if you want progress updates. MorganKevinJ(talk) 23:54, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Is it ok if I create a global user page?[edit]

Hi. Is it ok if I create a global user page here? All projects but the Swedish wiktionary allowed me to add a userpage. Since it wasn't possible to make an account there I thought I'll make a single account here and then everybody can get the same userpage across all the projects I contribute to. It says I need to get touch with an admin to see what they think about what I want to do. I'd like to get in touch with an admin please. Ελλίντερεστ (talk) 02:56, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

You already have a global userpage. What's at User:Ελλίντερεστ will be displayed on wikis where you've never created a local page. You don't need anyone's permission. –Ammarpad (talk) 06:43, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Do you know if I can delete/blank my wikidata user page so that the global meta-wiki user page is visible there by default? Ελλίντερεστ (talk) 10:17, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
It needs to be removed to show the global user page there. I can remove it if you want. Stryn (talk) 10:19, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes please and thank you for offering your help. Ελλίντερεστ (talk) 11:32, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Request new language[edit]

I have created that page:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new_languages/Wikipedia_Swiss_Italian

Can someone link in properly page for request new language? Thanks!

--5.169.198.223 16:08, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

ItWikiCon 2019: call for submission[edit]

Hi, I would like to point out that the submissions are open for the sessions of the ItWikiCon 2019 that will take place in Rome from 15 to 17 November. The reference page is as usual the one of the proposals, in which you can either add ideas on what you would like to see in this edition, or make a proposal of a presentation/workshop/seminar/working group/etc. that you want to make, following the procedure through the inputbox or using directly the proposal model that we have prepared.

The deadline is 13 October 2019, the date from which the program committee will evaluate all proposals received, defining, in the days immediately following, the official program of ItWikiCon 2019.

For any clarification or suggestion please write in the proposal talk page or send an email to itwikiconroma@gmail.com and if you plan to participate, don't forget to sign in the participants page.

On behalf of the programme committee, I would like to thank all those who would like to contribute to making ItWikiCon 2019 rich and diversified.--Ferdi2005 (Posta) 12:56, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Spam blacklist[edit]

Some of the entries at Spam blacklist is really old, and only motivated by a handful of edits. It seems counter-intuitive to keep them on list. I bumped into this because the Norwegian w:no:Milforum is on the list, due to edits in 2009 and 2010. Hardly very recent activity.

Is there any real verification whether it is necessary to keep entries on the list at all? — Jeblad 11:50, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

There is no any formal periodical verification process. Ruslik (talk) 08:56, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

GDPR[edit]

Does the WMF comply to the GDPR? If so, which is the procedure for accessing the personal data stored by the WMF? Thanks --Discasto (talk) 15:30, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

See https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy --Malyacko (talk) 22:42, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
So, the answer is no, isn't it? --Discasto (talk) 23:16, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Recommendation about notability and reliable sources[edit]

The draft recommendation by The Working Group about notability and reliable sources is created recently. This needs wider attention from communities of multiple language projects. George Ho (talk) 08:57, 17 August 2019 (UTC)