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Request for autopatroll rights for Abdul Fatawu352[edit]

KonstantinaG07 (talk) 11:58, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

On hold, edits seems weird. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 14:04, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Machine translations?[edit]

Can another pair of eyes check the contribs of Abdul Fatawu352. Syntax and formatting errors suggests that the user is using translation tools. If so, a block is recommended. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 14:02, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Hasslaebetch, you have worked on the same translation pages (e.g. Movement_Strategy/mos); what do you think? Are the translations provided by Abdul Fatawu352 consistent? -- Pols12 (talk) 12:33, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Converted to a subsection of the request for autopatrol so that it is clear that these are connected --DannyS712 (talk) 14:10, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Disable global filter 270[edit]

See this page. The maintainer (who is no longer a steward/Meta admin) has requested disabling the filter - can someone action this? Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 04:15, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 04:22, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
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Request for autopatroll rights[edit]

Warm regards, I would like to request Autopatroller rights, for some reason. I who have demonstrated an understanding of Meta policies and guidelines. and I'm also an Autopatroller on the local wiki. Thanks 🌴Zulf talk 14:53, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Comment Comment Didn't check recent contribs but edits prior to 30th March has specks of machine translation. --Min☠︎rax«¦talk¦» 14:55, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
machine translation as a helper. If the translation is correct, why not? it's not 100%, that's why I'm reviewing it again. 🌴Zulf talk 15:22, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Comment Comment Usually on this coordination wiki, autopatroller flag is not given upon request, since it is neither an award nor it can in any way simplify own work. --M/ (talk) 18:44, 12 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I was advised by a bureaucrat to come here. 🌴Zulf talk 01:39, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Zulf Fine, I've read it. I'd like to understand some reason mentioned in your request. As you can see, this flag doesn't affect your editing abilities, nor your own patrolling resources. It is only meant to mark your edits as already patrolled. That's the reason why a candidacy is not usual, since the evaluation is done based only on the benefit for patrollers. --M/ (talk) 08:42, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@M7 thank for your attention. If so, I will leave it to the person concerned to accept or reject. 🌴Zulf talk 09:49, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Report concerning User:142.169.16.5[edit]

142.169.16.5 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Vandalism MathXplore (talk) 07:19, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Done Syunsyunminmin 🗨️talk 07:27, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
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Report concerning User:Benoît Prieur[edit]

Benoît Prieur (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Benoît Prieur has been banned from the Wikimedia France’s events by decision of the WMFr’s board. He still tries to join WMFr’s events sand he is currently leading an edit war to join one of WMFr’s events (check the history). Some help would be great.

More context: Benoît Prieur is doing the same kind of edit wars on various projects: on the French Wiktionary ([1]), on the French Wikipedia ([2]), where he is blocked for 6 months, partly due to this behaviour.

Finally, when I recall him that he was banned from Wikimedia France’s events, he vandalised Wikimedia France’s Event Charter [3].

Thanks, Cédric Tarbouriech, Wikimedia France’s Secretary (talk) 09:50, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Comment Comment @Cédric Tarbouriech It is sad to see one user totalling well over one million and a half contribs involved in war editing. I am adding this comment to remind about the mission about this meta.wiki site: we usually avoid blocking users, especially those that understand WMF values and the global mission of this site. - @Benoît Prieur If this behaviour continues, any meta admin might indeed issue a block or restrict access to certain pages. - @Base will eventually evaluate if autopatrol is to be kept or revoked. Thanks. --M/ (talk) 11:17, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I am completely cool with the idea of being banned, excluded from whatever you want, it doesn't bother me, just leave me my Metawiki user page. --Benoît Prieur (talk) 11:25, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]