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All content in Category:Indefblocked Meta users[edit]

Now that the category is gone, maybe we should just nuke all its entries there. Ping @Herbythyme, Trijnstel, and Billinghurst. I've been testing a deletion script recently. I can delete them all using either my admin account or creating an ad hoc bot admin account for that only purpose. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:09, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

I believe that some need to be retained, and those retained need a suitable category. Some are clear community level bans that happened through discussion and such pages should not be deleted, which is why I stopped the other day and left comment with my pings. So at this stage, my retention thoughts are anything that has a user page, and a user talk page with {{unblock}} definitely, and anything that is a size above a minimal level size (not yet worked out what size, but something that has a discussion and not just a template with warning).  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:12, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Maybe some can be kept, but all? I don't think so. Any ideas? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:17, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
From flicking through random pages in category, there are a lot of spambots, and they should go, all of those makes it harder to see those we may want to keep. Gut feel that as a first cut we do NOT want user talk pages on list that are less than 1800 bytes, and do not contain {{unblock}}. Though we may want to get there in a couple of steps. Firstly clear just those with {{warning message}} but not {{welcome}} and not {{unblock}} and less than 1000 bytes.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:44, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
And using special:massdelete gadget (s:MediaWiki:Gadget-massdelete.js) with account on flooder with a select list is how I was going to do it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:49, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Is it an idea to manually start deleting pages we definitely want to get rid of? Trijnsteltalk 22:08, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
I can pull a list of user/user talk pages no longer than, say, X bytes long, paste the output on a file and run a deletion script for them if that helps. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:52, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, please. @Billinghurst: you will communicate with MarcoAurelio about this, I assume? Trijnsteltalk 18:09, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Selecting all talk pages whole length => 600 bytes returns ~60k results. I guess I need some sort of join with members of that category or if anyone has a better idea? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:08, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

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@Billinghurst and Trijnstel: I made a query: https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/24536 -- does the results look right to you? If so, I can delete them. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:05, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

All IP talk pages older than 1 year[edit]

Some time ago MZMcBride did cleanup old IP talk pages. I guess we should do the same once more. Thoughts? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:13, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

It's ok for me, we can keep several of them if needed.--Syum90 (talk) 10:54, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Why they should be removed? The old discussion from 2009 is here btw: Meta:Babel/Archives/2009-01#Old_IP_talk_pages. Stryn (talk) 18:21, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Don't see the value in doing it. So unless there is a good argument put forward, not in favour.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:53, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
To me, the value in doing it—always assuming that the pages are quiet for a year—is that IP talk pages almost always reflect warnings of one sort or another, but not warnings that necessarily apply to a new IP coming to the project. Why start someone off with a negative perception? StevenJ81 (talk) 16:25, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Deleting IP talk pages never made sense to me, they could serve as warnings and might indicate if an IP is abusive in the same manner as before, if their would be consensus to delete I would move the IP talk pages to an archive and don't leave a redirect. --Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 11:00, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
If anything, I would suggest that archiving (not deleting) any IP talk pages (not currently blocked) with messages more than six months old, leaving a sharedIP notice and a note linking to the block log if there are any past blocks. That would balance the need to present a more friendly talkpage for innocent new users and the need to keep track of previous warnings and blocks. Green Giant (talk) 11:25, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
I support Green Giant's suggestion as a more reasonable alternative to deletion. Archiving without redirect is effectively the same as deletion as it just buries it from sight. --mikeu talk 16:17, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
By 'archive' here I hope we mean 'archive to history' , not creating actual /archive subpages. — xaosflux Talk 16:59, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Sorry, I didn’t see your comment but yes leaving it in file history, not subpages. Green Giant (talk) 02:50, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Old IP talk pages typically aren't needed and they add unnecessary clutter to the live wiki and to database dumps. The idea that you'd need to reference a warning to an IP address from 2009 is pretty silly. And without any means of knowing whether the same individual is associated with the IP address, it's almost entirely meaningless whether the user was warned so long ago. Even if we could know it's the same person now as it was ten years ago, such an old warning would usually be stale and inapplicable so much later. --MZMcBride (talk) 23:21, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@MZMcBride: I agree. Do you keep by chance the script you used to do that in the past? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:09, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
  • There are some IP talk pages that contain actual discussion other than warnings. For example, see User talk:74.192.84.101. Sure, these are probably a small minority, but it would be a shame if these were deleted. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:29, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Wiktionary/Tremendous Wiktionary User Group/affiliates[edit]

As Template:Ping/twug below. --Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talk) 09:00, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

  • oppose keep it though blank it. People should be welcome to add themselves to a group. They should not be added by a third party. If that is not able to be managed by self-control then we can write an abuse filter, or have a different perspective of abuse.
  • Oppose Oppose, this is a list of people that subscribed to the group, everybody is free to join or leave the group. If anyone among […] don't want to be notified about TWUG information, please remove your user name from the list Wiktionary/Tremendous Wiktionary User Group/affiliates. --Psychoslave (talk) 12:43, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello, I would like to understand what was the problem with this template. It is a useful tool for our group. If there are better way to obtain a similar result without entering in conflict with whatever the reason was for its deletion, please tell us. Thank you in advance to notify me about anything pertaining to the TWUG Face-smile.svg --Psychoslave (talk) 07:21, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Look at the deletion request and you will see that one of the recipients was a requestor of the deletion. So it would not appear as useful maybe you considered it to be.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:15, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

People are abusing both Template:Ping/twug and this list for spamming. Look at the formatting: What's the point of concatenating names in such an unreadable way if not to be copy-pasted to a ping template? That's the only purpose of this list. Administrators, please put a clear stop sign at such behavior. PS: I just realized the page is not linked from anywhere. In contrast to the claim above people can't opt-out because they don't know why they get spammed. (Seriously, tell me how I should opt-out from this or this?) The actual opt-in list is here. The page I ask you to delete was created by a single user, not by the people on the list. --Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talk) 07:01, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

I think everyone on the list has been pinged by this discussion. They should be able to remove themselves if they wish. If they don't know how, just leave a message here, and someone will do it for you. Rich Farmbrough 06:53 17 May 2018 (GMT).


Delete request - page "MISTO TRESKA" in SQwiki[edit]

Please delete page https://sq.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misto_Treska in SQwiki, because it is a personal attack against our father (dead 25 years ago). There are criminal statements against him in this article, accusations and defamations without any Court sentence to prove them. We're facing this problem since March 2018 and we have evidence for local administrators being in conflict of interests with our family, as they refuse to keep a NPOV or to delete the articly permanently. Please help us, we find it unnecessary for Misto Treska to have an article in SQwiki at all. Thank you in advance. Best regards

We requested page deletion in SQwiki since March, but there is a conflict of interest between local administrator in SQwiki “1|2|3k” and us. Please help us. The article is full of crimes attributed to Misto Treska without any Court sentence. ~31 May 2018, 21:41 CEST
X mark.svg Not done (a) this page is only for metawiki deletions, so this is the wrong venue. (b) sqwiki has many admins that could action this. — xaosflux Talk 23:36, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

3 redirects to delete[edit]

Technical Collaboration and subpages are renamed to Community Relations. The move has been partially done, and I need 3 redirects to be deleted so that I can link again the translations units that haven't moved.

Thanks, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 12:55, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Done, please use {{Speedy}} for this kind of uncontroversial requests. — regards, Revi 13:43, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Noted, Revi, and thanks! Trizek (WMF) (talk) 16:00, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

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Template:Ping/twug[edit]

This template was created to ease people life when they want to notify the TWUG. Yes, it is still possible to ping every member of the TWUG with […], but it less conveninent to use, and if everybody copy/paste it all the time then the list of pinged people won't change according to the changes made on the TWUG members. That is, the reason invoked to delete the template is the exact reason why it should be kept: with this template people can easily unregister themselves from the notifications about TWUG information, and TWUG user can use it to notify anyone currently interested to get this information. --Psychoslave (talk) 12:52, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

I support this request for undeletion. Amqui (talk) 22:31, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
The same. Pamputt (talk) 05:53, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment The template was abused, and went through a deletion request. So please address in your undeletion request how abuse will be avoided.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:11, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
    If […] does not want to be part of this list anymore, he can remove his name from the list. I do not see how this template could be a problem. Pamputt (talk) 06:04, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
    Pamputt, I believe that is the wrong approach. People obviously free to add their name, I think that it is unreasonable for people need to remove their names.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:13, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
    Actually, I am not sure to understand. This template is exactly the same as pinging manually all people that are part of the user group. If they are not interested anymore by the user group so they should remove their name otherwise this misunderstanding may occur. Other people cannot guess that some people do not want to be warned about some news that may interested some affiliates of the user group. Pamputt (talk) 19:15, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

I can't believe people are repeating the same ping-abuse in the undeletion request for a template that was deleted because of ping-abuse. To the administrators watching this page: Please make sure these people stop spamming any large amount of people. Thank you very much. --Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talk) 06:36, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

@Thiemo Kreuz. I understand that you do not want to be pingged anymore. Don't act. You only have to say us otherwise we cannot guess it. It is the same with the ping template. If you do not want to be pingged anymore you just need to remove your name. BTW, talking about ping-abuse is a bit abusive; I did not count but I think this global ping template has been used about once a week, so I do not think we can talk about "massive pinging". Pamputt (talk) 19:15, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
See my comment above. Rich Farmbrough 06:57 17 May 2018 (GMT).

Did you get a prior consent for being pinged en masse? If not, that definitely sounds like a spam. Signing up for a user group does not mean they grant you (or anyone else) unlimited permission to ping them. Our MassMessage works in an opt-in functionality, I see no reason why this (de facto MessMessage) ping must be opt-out. Starting a clean ping list, with being opt-in is fine IMO, just undeleting it is not. — regards, Revi 11:14, 1 June 2018 (UTC)