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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
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CentralNotice request open[edit]

Hi, please someone with knowledge, check an open request at CentralNotice/Request#Scandinavian_spring_in_UKWP. Thanks, Stryn (talk) 13:07, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

I'm afraid I can't handle that one. I'm not CSS expert to code the desired banner. Maybe Seddon / Seddon (WMF) could assist? (Sorry to ping always ping you, but I'm don't know who else to ask). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:51, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Query regarding MassMessage[edit]

Hi there, I've done MassMessage at "" but actually it didn't worked. You can see the log here [Log -> 04:09, 22 February 2018 Tulsi Bhagat (talk | contribs) sent a message to User:Tulsi Bhagat/Mass Message Users List (विकी कार्यशाला नेपाल)]. Please let me know, if I've mistaken or something wrong with the tool. Thanks for your consideration. — Tulsi Bhagat (talk) 14:20, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

@Tulsi Bhagat: some of those pages don't actually exist, and MassMessage won't create a page. For the most part, messages should be targeted to the "User talk" namespace as well, not "User". — xaosflux Talk 15:02, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux and Tulsi Bhagat: Not quite that I'd say. MassMessage automatically converts User to User talk; but dty:Special:Contributions/MediaWiki message delivery not existing on dtywiki is the reason this tool isn't working I'd say. I'll do some tests and will open a ticket if I cannot get the tool to work there. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:45, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Okay so I think I've found the issue and is that this page was imported from maiwiki resulting in MediaWiki message delivery being added to the history. It shouldn't fail though as system accounts usually are allowed to "steal" their own usernames. I'll ask Legoktm if renaming that account locally to free the username would fix the issue. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:52, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Yep, it seems the most probable cause. Trying to do the same locally results in [Wo72rApAMFQAAHYJKwsAAABG] 2018-02-22 16:58:20: Excepción grave de tipo "UnexpectedValueException". I'll file a Task. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:59, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Task created. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:20, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

request for revision deletion[edit]

I am attempting to close out my involvement with an LTA investigation and response, and wrote a summary of the history on Talk:Steward requests/Checkuser. As part of this, I tested if two web sites were blacklisted. There was nothing improper about this, and the mentions would not be expected to lead to doxxing information unless someone is truly searching for it, in which case they could find it much easier with Google, it's all over the internet.

Nevertheless, it was not my intention that those site links remain, and I blanked them, but the sock master, or someone mysteriously imitating him, using IP local to him, is complaining about the diff and revert warring to remove the entire discussion. To reduce disruption, I am here requesting hiding that single edit (the one before this diff that shows the blanking). There is no doxxing in the rest, even by some remote imagination.

Any other response to the massive socking by this IP, beyond the IPs already blocked today for obvious revert warring on removal, or the range, is up to local administrators here. Stewards have so far declined to address it. --Abd (talk) 20:40, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Resolved. Abd is banned by the WMF
--Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 03:22, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
While Abd is WMF-banned now, I don't think this revision is worth RevDel. — regards, Revi 03:37, 24 February 2018 (UTC)