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Meta-Wiki has a small active community. When a normal user requires the assistance of an administrator or bureaucrat for some particular task, it is not always easy to find one. This page helps users find one when they need one; asking specific admins directly via their talk pages is one way to elicit a fast response. See also: Stewards' noticeboard, Access to nonpublic information policy noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies
Meta-Wiki maintenance announcements [edit]
General maintenance announcements:
(as of 23 September 2017)

Discussions:
(as of 23 September 2017)
  • RFC about rollback permission access (2017-09-07)
  • RFC about contents of userpages (2017-03-30).
  • RFC on the update of Meta:Deletion policy (2016-07-27).
(Last updated: 2017-09-07)
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Spamming of bot accounts[edit]

Hi, In Hindi Wikipedia (don't know about others) from past 2 days there is a constant account creation of spam accounts. There is a pattern that all are some kind of en:Vashikaran Baba. All make edits by giving phone numbers. Some accounts are created with phone numbers in names. We blocked dozens of them. But they keep coming. We blocked ips from account creation but still new accounts are created. I think there is some kind of thing going on which we don't understand and like to hear from stewards what should be done.--Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 10:06, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

I globally blocked an IP where came 4 spam accounts, and locked a few accounts. Stryn (talk) 13:40, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. But account and page creation is still going on. If you can do anything else to stop this, that would be very helpful.--Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 12:21, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
They are editing from many different service providers so not possible to block IP ranges. Somebody could try to create an abuse filters on hi.wikipedia (w:hi:Special:AbuseFilter). Unfortunaly I'm not good with abuse filters, but maybe someone else can help. Stryn (talk) 17:19, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Okay, we'll try.--Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 15:55, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Request for patroller right[edit]

I am a global rollbacker and can use it here, but it would be nice to get the patrol links/marks back. Could I be added to the new group?

I am a former Meta admin who resigned in good standing, among other rights. --Rschen7754 00:19, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

I didn't realize you handed in your admin bit! Done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:29, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Oppose Oppose; grant admin instead :-P —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:13, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
I also think he should be an admin here.--Syum90 (talk) 13:49, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Request of Patroller Permission[edit]

Hi, I would like to request patroller's permission to help with the patrolling of new pages and to revert vandalism in certain circumstances. Thanks. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 00:34, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Done. RadiX 00:36, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Request for patroller bit[edit]

I'd like to have the patroller bit to be able to rollback vandalism when I encounter it. I have experience using rollback on the Hebrew Wikipedia. Ijon (talk) 05:33, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 11:15, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Request for patroller rights[edit]

Hi, I would like to request for patroller rights to help out with counter-vandalism efforts on Meta. Thanks. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 11:41, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Done. Stryn (talk) 13:48, 21 September 2017 (UTC)