Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat/Archives/2007-06

Dellie: Meta bot

I would like to ask the Meta community to take a look at my bot proposal, and give any comments or suggestions that they may have. The bot is for Multilingual speedy deletions, and is currently running on testwiki. Details of the test and the bot are in the page linked above. Thank you, Tangotango 15:46, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

That would be a very nice bot!..I think making a new page (sub page) to separate the bot edits from humans is a good idea..also I think that will make it easy for you...--The Joke النكتة‎ 15:55, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Yay, a new Tangiebot! Would definitely be useful.--Shanel 16:41, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Wow, that would be a great help for us SWMT people. --Thogo (talk) 16:45, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Causes me no problems --Herby talk thyme 16:50, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Looks good. --Srikeit 10:02, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, great idea. guillom 09:59, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Agree --M/ 22:06, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
No opposition, I'd grant the flag, but I cannot find what the name of the bot is...
--M/ 22:06, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks :) Sorry, the name of the bot is User:DellieBot. Cheers, Tangotango 04:06, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Permission granted.
--M/ 17:53, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Special:Nuke on Test.WP

Could someone please temporarily install the Special:Nuke extention on the Test Wikipedia to help delete pages created by the vandal bot Betacommandbot? Thank you. Thunderhead 17:05, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

There is no user Betacommandbot on the testwiki... --Thogo (talk) 17:09, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
This isn't something a sysop or bureaucrat can do. I suggest you ask in #wikitech or open a ticket in bugzilla:. Angela 17:11, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
Okay, i'll do that Angela, thank you. Thogo, this user created over 7000 test pages. See testwiki:Special:Contributions/Betacommandbot 19:32, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
Bug opened - 10125 Thunderhead 19:41, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Well, you're probably referring to testwiki:User:BetacommandBot. --.anaconda 19:47, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Thunderhead... that bot isn't a vandal, it's a test-wiki. Read: not a sandbox, but a test-wiki... I don't understand why you are making such a big deal about this, did you even contact the owner? Cbrown1023 talk 20:41, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

ill nuke those pages I was following a request to test the limits of MediaWiki Betacommand 23:26, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
It doesn't matter, that's what the test-wiki is for. Thunderhead shouldn't call your bot a vadal because of it. Cbrown1023 talk 23:29, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Username change

I am trying to unify my logins across projects. I would like the name User:N here to match my username of en:User:N on the english wikipedia. There is a note on my English user page confirming my identity. Sadly, the name here was used to create a throwaway account. If at all possible I would like to usurp this name. I would like to participate in the board voting using my standard home wiki username. Nardman1 14:24, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

This username is currently taken. The log shows that it was registered on May 24, and edited twice on that day only. Since both edits were to redirect the account's user page and talk page to another user's, namely Nolanus, I am assuming he was the one to register the account, although I'm not sure what the goal was. It would be necessary for you to contact him, let him know that you would like to take over the username. We'll see what he has to say and take it from there. Thank you, Redux 15:48, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
Funny, they were able to usurp his name on the English Wikipedia even though he only had two edits [1] :p . I'll contact the user as suggested. Nardman1 02:19, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
I use N as abbreviation for Nolanus sometimes but I awow, I dont need it here necessary in this time, you can have it /I think it better that I send you password and you change it/ but would be but I would like to keep the name on and
/Off topic: About my usurpation of nolanus /it was mine, I only lost the password/ on en: my edits are here [2], naturally, I am not satisfied with this way of usurpation /to be rename to Nolanus (usurped). /--Nolanus 03:28, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, could you log in as N and confirm that? Nardman1 04:59, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes its me, I am Nolanus. Should I send you the password then? Or you want to rename? --N 05:12, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Sharing accounts is really bad mojo. I'll wait for a bureaucrat to fulfill this request. Thank you so much. I think if you have a choice for a new username though you should express it at this time. Nardman1 13:59, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Ok then. With the permission of the current owner, the usurpation is   Done. I renamed the previous N to N (usurped), but if Nolanus would like a different name, please contact me so that we can look into it. It will also be necessary to remove the redirects on the account's user page and talk page, which are currently pointing to Nolanus's equivalent pages. Redux 16:23, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

New users

Please have a look at the newuser log, Antandrus seems to have a special friend... --Thogo (talk) 16:58, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Another concern from the same log, see the below:
  1. 05:16, 21 June 2007 Ichhabevielesocken6 (Talk | contribs | block) New user
  2. 05:16, 21 June 2007 Ichhabevielesocken5 (Talk | contribs | block) New user
  3. 05:15, 21 June 2007 Ichhabevielesocken4 (Talk | contribs | block) New user
  4. 05:15, 21 June 2007 Ichhabevielesocken3 (Talk | contribs | block) New user
  5. 05:14, 21 June 2007 Ichhabevielesocken2 (Talk | contribs | block) New user
  6. 05:13, 21 June 2007 Ichhabevielesocken (Talk | contribs | block) New user
--Aphaia 05:54, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Interface translation: Tigrinya Wikipedia

Could someone (but a sysop) translate the interface to Tigrinya? Go to MediaWiki localization first. Thank you.

  • January - ትሪ
  • February - ለካቲት
  • March - መጋቢት
  • April - ግንቦት
  • June - ሰነ
  • July - ሓምለ
  • August - ነሓሰ
  • September - መስከረም
  • October - ጥቅምቲ
  • November - ኅዳር
  • December - ታኅሣሥ
  • Monday - ሰኑይ
  • Tuesday - ስሉስ
  • Wednesday - ረብዓ
  • Thursday - ኃሙስ
  • Friday - ዓርቢ
  • Saturday - ቀዳም
  • Sunday - ሰንበት
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • Language: - ቋንቋ:
  • Article - ፅሑፍ
  • About - ብዛዕባ ብጠቅላላ
  • About Wikipedia - ብዛዕባ ዊኪፒዲያ ብጠቅላላ
  • My preferences - ናተይ ኣማረጽቲ
  • Your preferences have been saved. - ዘቅረብኩሞ መርኣይ ብትክክል ተቀሚጡ ኣሎ።
  • All pages - ዓዲ ፅሑፋት
  • Always - ጥራይ
  • Never - አይትግበሩ
  • File - ምስሊ
  • Page history - ናይ ፅሑፍ ታሪኽ
  • History - ታሪኽ
  • hist - ታሪኽ
  • User - ኣባል
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • file - ምስሊ
  • File history - ናይ ምስሊ ታሪኽ
  • next page → - ናይ ቀደም ፅሑፍ
  • ← previous page - ዝቕጽል ፅሑፍ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • search - ድሉይ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • Users - ኣባላት
  • My page - ፅሑፈይ
  • next - ናይ ቀደም
  • next $1 - ናይ ቀደም $1
  • Next page ($1) - ናይ ቀደም ፅሑፍ ($1)
  • User page - ናይ ፅሑፍ ኣባል
  • Preferences - ኣማረጽቲ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • previous $1 - ዝቕጽል $1
  • Previous page ($1) - ዝቕጽል ፅሑፍ ($1)
  • My pages - ፅሑፋተይ
  • This page - ፅሑፍዚ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • $1 B - $1 ባይታት
  • $1 GB - $1 ጊጋባይታት
  • $1 KB - $1 ኪሎባይታት
  • $1 MB - $1 ሜጋባይታት
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • User: - ኣባል:
  • Next page - ናይ ቀደም ፅሑፍ
  • Previous page - ዝቕጽል ፅሑፍ
  • My preferences - ናተይ ኣማረጽቲ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • for $1 - ን$1
  • (for $1) - (ን$1)
  • $1 to $2 - $1 ናብ $2
  • For $1 ($2) - ን$1 ($2)

Thank you. -- 19:29, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Normally, when there is such a task in need of doing in any given project, we grant temporary sysop status to a volunteering member of the project concerned, who will then tend to the translation of the interface (which entails editing the respective MediaWiki pages). A request needs to be posted at the RfP forum, so that a Steward can consider it and, if it is the case, grant the status. There is nothing that a Meta sysop or Bureaucrat can do about it, because we don't have a similar status on the Cheers, Redux 18:12, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
One more thing though: the above applies only if there aren't any sysops on the project already, or if the existing sysops are inactive. If there are active sysops on the project, please refer to them for this task. Redux 18:15, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Note: issue resolved, see rev:23479. Korg + + 23:11, 30 June 2007 (UTC) template

Please update template with [3].

Changes: [4]

Reason: The Button on top of [5] link to the old page.

-- MichaelFrey 15:26, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

  Done Nishkid64 (talk) 18:58, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks :-) -- MichaelFrey 15:41, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Sorry I made a small misstake: [6] please fix it.
-- MichaelFrey 15:45, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
  Done Nishkid64 (talk) 20:16, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

User:It services

Using meta as a free web host; pages to be deleted, possibly needs to be blocked. --Kingboyk 14:14, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

  Done and thanks - they had been warned --Herby talk thyme 14:25, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Meta:Requests for adminship

If any Meta bureaucrats have some time, there is an RFA due to be closed on Meta:Requests for adminship, please take a look :-) Thanks, Tangotango 06:54, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

  Done. MaxSem 07:06, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Request related to an identity theft

I am admin of fr:Wikipedia. I had my account there renamed in June 2006 from "Alex_lbh" to "Bradypus" then to my current fr:Wp account, "fr:Utilisateur:Bradipus". The reason for the double change is that I discovered afterwards that there was a "Bradypus" with a "y" in the german WP, and in preparation of the future "single user login", I decided to quickly change to "Bradipus" with an "i".

The name change on fr:WP happened on June 23, 2006 at 11.30 pm. Then, overnight, somebody made several attempt to steal the identity on various projects:

  • he first tried to steal the "Bradypus" identity on fr: (that account was renamed by a bureaucrat then I could recreate the account myself]
  • then he quickly registered under "Bradipus" identity on other projects such as
    • French Wiktionary, where the problem was immediately solved by deleting the account and me recreating the account (French Wiktionary is still a rather small project and I happened to know very well the person who had the tools for this);
    • English WP, where the problem was solved as well a bit later;
    • french Wikisource, somewhere on June 24. Upon my request, that account was renamed into "X" by a wikisource bureaucrat, and I could recreate the account myself
    • Commons, account created on June 24, renamed into "unused username" by a bureaucrat on July 1 so I could recreate the account.
    • spanish WP, created at 12:13 on 24 June 2006, no contribution;
    • italian WP, created at 14:20 on 24 June 2006, no contribution;
    • Wikimedia, created at 13:21 o:n 24 June 2006, no contribution;
    • and so on...

Bottomline: the problem was solved for the french WP, english WP, the french Wiktionnaire, french Wikisource, and Commons, i.e. all the projects where I contribute the most.

Now for meta.

It has been more than a year now, and I really would like some of this to be sorted out, as the SUL doesn't seem to be as close as it seemed to be.

The only apparent issue in meta is that the "Bradipus" account has some edits. On the other hand, one notice:

  • all the edit were made on the same day, and nothing happened since then,
  • User:Bradipus says his mother language is Italian...but as showed above, the "Bradipus" account on the italian WP has no edits, what seems to mean that the few edits were done to create the appearance of an active account.

Can something be done along the line of what was done on the other wiki's, despite the edits, i.e. rename the account into something else and rename User:Alex lbh into User:Bradipus? Thanks. Bradipus 11:11, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

  Done Ce fait. Le nom d'utilisateur de (l'ancien) Bradipus a été changé et votre nom de compte sur Meta a été renommé en Bradipus. J'espère que ça aura résolu le problème sur Meta. Redux 04:12, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup :-) Pour les autres wikis, j'attendrai Godot le SUL ;-) Bradipus 14:30, 1 July 2007 (UTC)