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request usurpation of User:Kyoko (temp) to User:Kyoko

I am primariy active at English Wikipedia. Someone has been creating accounts on various Wikimedia projects to harass and even impersonate me. I would like to usurp User:Kyoko here, because I want to use my name across all of the Wikimedia projects for consistency, and to prevent further impersonation.

I will post confirmation of this request on my w:User talk:Kyoko page.

Please handle this ASAP. Thanks! --Kyoko (temp) 20:14, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Confirmation posted at w:User talk:Kyoko. --Kyoko (temp) 20:16, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  Done Would you like the redirect page deleted? Majorly (talk) 20:23, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Ooh, good question. Right now I don't think it hurts to leave it around. Thanks for taking care of this so quickly. --Kyoko 20:29, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
My pleasure, glad to help. Majorly (talk) 20:33, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

User:Madman bum and angelUser:Madman

Notification of usurpation left more than a month ago. Cheers! Madman bum and angel 20:01, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done Majorly (talk) 20:13, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

User:Raymond de to User:Raymond

In preparation of the soon coming SUL I would like to usurp the username "Raymond" as this is my username on my homewiki de.wp and a lot of other WMF projects.

  • Contributions of "Raymond": 0
  • Deleted contributions: ?
  • Uploads/blocks: 0

See this diff as approval of the connection between my homewiki and this account on Meta. Thanks in advance for your help. --Raymond de 05:51, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Please leave him a message on his talk page, and if he don't reply in a month, that username will be usurped. MaxSem 06:27, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
Done. --Raymond de 08:48, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

  Done --.anaconda 11:53, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot :-) --Raymond 13:53, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Strange one - hijacked Wiki? (done)

No real idea of what to make of this. However it seems as though a closed Wiki (Herero Wikipedia) has been hijacked! I was alerted here (section 1) and given the link to en wp. I have blocked User:Tutunsuz for a couple of weeks really to allow others to take a look at the situation (although it seems fairly clear to me - just not sure what to do about it!).

I'd appreciate views/guidance --Herby talk thyme 14:40, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Hm? The database of ho.wp is locked, it's not possible to edit there. And there were no edits for weeks. What do you mean by "hijacked"? --Thogo (talk) 14:57, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Looks pretty "open" to me (should be hz.wp - me misreading?) here (if only due to "cleaning"). The user I blocked was adding info about the wiki here (having hijacked it). I did say it was strange --Herby talk thyme 15:24, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Ah, right. hz is Herero, ho is Hiri Moto (which has also been closed recently). I mixed them up. Yes, the database lock failed obviously... Did you inform some developers already? --Thogo (talk) 18:14, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
This seems to be fixed meanwhile. --Thogo (talk) 16:02, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Update a few www

Could you update www.wikipedia.org www.wikiquote.org www.wikibooks.org and www.wiktionary.org . They are all just minor edits, exeapt for the last one that needs some reviewing first. Www.wikiversity.org and www.wikisource.org also need an update. --Steinninn 02:59, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

I just synched wikiversity's page, I'll start on the others. Thunderhead 21:03, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. There was a small error that I fixed at Www.wiktionary.org template/temp. Could you do it again? --Steinninn 21:21, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Absolutley :) Thunderhead 22:07, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
It's still not updated. --Steinninn 23:20, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Done now. --.anaconda 23:25, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  • reset

Sorry a delayed report, Wikiquote is updated. As you said, slight changes but it looks nicer :) Thanks! --Aphaia 00:41, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

I still don't like the look on wikibooks. The All Wikimedia projects in all languages link is out of place. I've made a proposal at /temp for a slightly different look. Also sinked the look of the sister projects section with the other sites. --Steinninn 01:43, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Action on political groupspeak on the Main page ofthe Foundation?

Recently, I've put a request on the Wikipub page: [1], could somebody take a look, and possibly take action? Much appreciated. Yury Tarasievich 08:34, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

It's an English Wikipedia issue, and not "Main page of the Foundation". Meta sysopship have no relevance to deal with. Please talk with English Wikipedia people there. Thanks. --Aphaia 08:45, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
I'll do just that. Thank you! Yury Tarasievich 08:52, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
It's not the main page of the foundation or the English Wikipedia, but rather the Main page of all the Wikipedias. Cbrown1023 talk 14:37, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I mistook it. Thanks for your correction. Yuri, thank you for noticing us, but the reference you showed is a contribution of your own. I would like to see a third party opinion. --Aphaia 15:18, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

For starters, thanks all for addressing the issue, I had to make quite a trip to get it fixed. :))

As for the "third party opinion", I have only these facts to offer:

  • that the term in question is not in any vocabulary yet, AFAIK;
  • that it is derisive newspeak used by politicized group;
  • that it still needed clarification, as it was used heavily, also on Internet;
  • and that my period- and language- related entries in en:wp, few as they are, were not challenged on neutrality or factual basis yet (until now?), while I understand all parties concerned watch that WP segment "like a hawks".

If it's some specific kind of opinion you're asking for, please drop me a line at be:user_talk:Yury Tarasievich. Sorry, I got distracted and wrote nonsense. If you're seeking a specific kind of opinion you'll nicely find it by yourself. Cheers. Yury Tarasievich 08:04, 8 September 2007 (UTC) # corrected Yury Tarasievich 08:08, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

ja:WP:NODA still evading ban

cf. Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat/Archives/2007-08#ja:WP:NODA evading block

It seems still evading.

User:Poorherby should be blocked infinity. It mocks User:Herbythyme and it is a sockpuppet of User:Noda,Kentaro in nine cases out of ten. Then, Talk:Wikimedia Japan should be protected(or semi-protected) infinity because it is vandalized if it was unprotected.--T.Saito(Talk/Contribs/Mail) 22:39, 18 September 2007 (UTC)(modifired--T.Saito(Talk/Contribs/Mail) 05:30, 19 September 2007 (UTC))

Has been done by Cbrown1023. --Thogo (talk) 16:30, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
  Comment - Thanks. However, Talk:Wikimedia Japan has not been protected yet. So, it should be protected infinity because it will be vandalized be sockpuppets of banned user probably.--T.Saito(Talk/Contribs/Mail) 08:37, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  Done --Herby talk thyme 08:47, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Edit war in Proposals_for_closing_projects

There is edit war in Proposals_for_closing_projects, when some people want to close discussion which for a long time has no consensus. Can somebody help with it? --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 13:50, 19 September 2007 (UTC)(modifiered--T.Saito(Talk/Contribs/Mail) 09:04, 20 September 2007 (UTC))

  Done Please see Talk:Proposals_for_closing_projects#Protection for more information. xaosflux Talk 01:11, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
From what I've been reading, Yaroslav Zolotaryov has been actively editwarring on the page to get the protection in place to exacerbate his opposition to the closing of ru-sib:w. I find his actions extremely inappropriate here.—Ryūlóng (竜龍) 21:43, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
Proposals_for_closing_projects has been unprotected by Nick1915.--T.Saito(Talk/Contribs/Mail) 17:52, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
...and reverted--Nick1915 - all you want 16:43, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Help for implementing translations on Quechua wiki projects

I am an active user with sysop rights on qu.wikipedia.org and translating the interface into Quechua. But I am not able to edit the wiki software directly. I'd like to have the following settings changed for all existing Quechua projects:

/* private */ $wgNamespaceNamesEn = array(
        NS_MEDIA            => 'Midya',
        NS_SPECIAL          => 'Sapaq',
        NS_MAIN             => '',
        NS_TALK             => 'Rimanakuy',
        NS_USER             => 'Ruraq',
        NS_USER_TALK        => 'Ruraq_rimanakuy',
        NS_WIKIPEDIA        => $wgMetaNamespace,
        NS_WIKIPEDIA_TALK   => $wgMetaNamespace . '_rimanakuy',
        NS_IMAGE            => 'Rikcha',
        NS_IMAGE_TALK       => 'Rikcha_rimanakuy',
        NS_MEDIAWIKI        => 'MediaWiki',
        NS_MEDIAWIKI_TALK   => 'MediaWiki_rimanakuy',
        NS_TEMPLATE         => 'Plantilla',
        NS_TEMPLATE_TALK    => 'Plantilla_rimanakuy',
        NS_HELP             => 'Yanapa',
        NS_HELP_TALK        => 'Yanapa_rimanakuy',
        NS_CATEGORY         => 'Katiguriya',
        NS_CATEGORY_TALK    => 'Katiguriya_rimanakuy'
);

At the moment, entering English forms like User:AlimanRuna you are redirected automatically to the Spanish names (Usuario:AlimanRuna) for the name space prefixes. Is it possible to have automatic redirects from the Spanish as well as the English versions? e.g. both:

  • User:AlimanRuna --> Ruraq:AlimanRuna
  • Usuario:AlimanRuna --> Ruraq:AlimanRuna

Once the translation on qu:Special:Allmessages is complete, it should be implemented on qu.wiktionary.org and qu.wikibooks.org as well (as it is not working there now).

Thank you in advance -- AlimanRuna 11:08, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

To change project settings you should ask a developer on Bugzilla, for translations modify MediaWiki file MessagesQu.php or look at Betawiki. --.anaconda 11:21, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Updating of MediaWiki:Recentchangestext.

See also: MediaWiki talk:Recentchangestext.

Please see my reservations at MediaWiki_talk:Recentchangestext#Afrikaans_projects. — Adriaan (TC) 19:05, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Done then. Majorly (talk) 22:21, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

24.89.85.196

This user has been vandalising persistently. Please block for a period that seems necessary. Or was a warning needed first...? If so, please direct me towards the appropriate warning templates that should be applied. Anonymous DissidentTalk 09:23, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done blocked 1 week--Nick1915 - all you want 12:10, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

See Category:User templates --.anaconda 12:20, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks both. Anonymous DissidentTalk 12:51, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

User:KoMuNeRo MaG -> User:Rastrojo

Change of the Username KoMuNeRo MaG 16:47, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done Majorly (talk) 16:53, 30 September 2007 (UTC)