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Yahadzija[edit]

In relation to the ongoing Requests for comment/Global ban for Yahadzija, Yahadzija has been making personal attacks other failures to AGF; for example:

  • 06. June 2017: "Congratulations on recommendations of the global suspension. Even if that happens - you will stay a little mouse who thinks he's a lion." [1] (per Google Translate)
  • 06. June 2017: "discriminatory proposals" [2]
  • 07. June 2017: "what about Yours (sic) destructions?" [3]
  • 11. June 2017: "Terfili is wiki-Isnogood, and the potential Racist" [4]

As Yahadzija is currently blocked on 11 (!!!) other projects (including for intimidation/harassment/personal attacks), he is presumably well aware that such comments are unacceptable. I very seldom edit Meta and am thus not familiar with behaviour policies here, but it seems to me labeling others as racists crosses a line. Эlcobbola talk 22:52, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

It does. I'll give him a warning, but generally users should be unblocked here when a global ban discussion is proceeding against them. If he continues after the warning, then I think a block would be appropriate. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:43, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
I personally am not bothered by these comments, which say more about the one making the attacks than about me and are just more evidence that a global block may be necessary. --Terfili (talk) 10:44, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Yahadzija is now socking as Falcon Bos to oppose the RfC; confirmed on Commons (where I'm a CU) - CUs can see info here. FYI: @Ajraddatz: Эlcobbola talk 20:23, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

I'm seeing UA differences on Meta and bswiki. Given that they're both editing from the same mobile ranges as a number of other legitimate users, I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt for now. I would rate the connection as possible to likely. – Ajraddatz (talk) 21:22, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
I suppose those data points are what they are, but the UA and IP have both been identical on the Commons, to say nothing of behavioural evidence (e.g., both editing quite esoteric articles, and in disparate topic areas, like Arm folding - [5][6] and PTC tasting - [7][8]). Эlcobbola talk 21:51, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Is it wrong forum?[edit]

Please move the page Requests for comment/Global ban for Xpanettaa to Requests for comment/Global ban for XPanettaa because it is a Wrong forum can a local admin to move to the correct forum now? 2602:306:36D5:5690:9444:888A:4D71:4CD5 20:24, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done I don't see a requirement for an admin to move it. It is in the right part of the wiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:02, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Edit MediaWiki:Globalrenamerequest-pretext[edit]

Hi, please replace "steward" by "global renamer", thanks. --Framawiki (talk) 21:55, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Comment Comment I think it would be better "stewards and global renamers". —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 22:08, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Base (talk) 22:18, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Great, thank you. --Framawiki (talk) 11:37, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Report concerning 46.40.74.190[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Re-blocked, known crosswiki-abuse IP. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:38, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

CentralNotice about FoP in South Africa[edit]

A friend pointed out that the banner about freedom of panorama has a couple of typos (screenshot) in particular the second sentence should read: «It's important to you, South Africa and its culture». --CristianCantoro (talk) 11:22, 20 June 2017 (UTC)