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Hello,
I translate pages (from English to French). Can I get the translation tool for this page ? I believe that only translation administrators can designate which pages to translate. Thanks  . Rome2 (talk) 12:03, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

I have fixed the mark-up and marked the page for translation. It is translatable now. :-) --Vogone (talk) 12:57, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Vogone  . Rome2 (talk) 12:58, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
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Meta:CheckUsers

Hello, Sorry it's me again  . Can I get the translation tool for this page ? It will be everything normally  . Still sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks  . Rome2 (talk) 13:28, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Rome2:, you don't need an admin to set up the translation markup (see example in Special:Diff/18441439 for your other request). Once the page is marked up, at that point any of the translation admins can hit the "go" button for enabling it. The directions at Translation_requests#How_to_request_a_translation can help you. Feel free to ping here when it is ready to have the button pushed. — xaosflux Talk 13:50, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Hello @Xaosflux:
I didn't see this page for translations. I modified taking into consideration your remarks and Vogone's diff. Thank you for your help  .
Rome2 (talk) 15:19, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
It is not properly marked, yet. For instance, a <languages /> tag should be added to the top of the page, section titles should be separated (can be achieved by adding an empty line right above and below a section title), long lists in one translate section should be avoided, internal links should make use of {{ll}}, and static content like user lists not be added to a translatable section. There is documentation available at mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_administration, if needed. I currently don't have the time to fix these issues, but if nobody shows up willing to do this I can do it tomorrow or so. --Vogone (talk) 15:30, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
I tried  . I hope I havn't made too many errors. Thank you for the information  . Rome2 (talk) 16:23, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Page is marked for translation now. --Vogone (talk) 21:30, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Vogone  . Rome2 (talk) 13:04, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
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Request for a removal of {{User wikipedia/Rollbacker|[[:da:Wikipedia|Danish Wikipedia]]}}

{{User wikipedia/Rollbacker|[[:da:Wikipedia|Danish Wikipedia]]}} should be removed from User:Rodejong because he has been banished from da.wikipedia a result of this vote which make him no longer a rollbacker. --Asger (talk) 22:14, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:07, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 190.94.3.165

190.94.3.165 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Nonsense content added in translated pages by this anon. IP. 109.102.105.223 05:11, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:44, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
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Incorrect link on User:Redirect fixer

The link to the mail archive post on User:Redirect fixer is incorrect, and should point to mailarchive:wikitech-l/2008-July/038735.html. ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 21:05, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:57, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
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Block for vandalism only account on Template:Reply to

Mypasswordisdefinitelynotpassword needs a block. --Izno (talk) 13:33, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Locked by Rxy. – Ajraddatz (talk) 22:51, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
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Visibility ?!

Hello everybody,
First, excuse me for my low level of English and possible mistakes. I'm asking my question here because everything is part of this wiki and my question is arduous. Moreover, I only realize it now. I have no visibility on a search engine (Google for example) with my true identity. But my Eihel or eihel ID is visible. When I was only on frwiki, I did this check and I was not. Now that I'm on Meta-Wiki to unify my iw user page, I have several answers on Google. Visibility can be found on the following wiki: fr.wiktionary.org, meta.wikimedia.org, ht.wikipedia.org, mediawiki.org, fr.wikiscan.org. I would like to continue not to be visible without changing the other wikis that have my Meta user page. As a robots.txt file, I found _noindex_, but it doesn't work. As I would like to continue not to be visible (even for eihel) would any intelligent user have an answer ? I read French better. Thank you in advance. Best regards. {{ping|Notify me to come here.}} --Eihel (talk) 13:42, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello @Eihel:. Using __NOINDEX here on metawiki should request Google to stop indexing this page, and will also request it to not be indexed on other projects. If you want it to be indexed on other projects (such as w:ht:Itilizatè:Eihel) and only not this one, you can use <noinclude>__NOINDEX__</noinclude> here. — xaosflux Talk 13:49, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
You can read details at en:Wikipedia:Controlling_search_engine_indexing: in English Wikipedia the whole user namespace is excluded from the indexing. In other projects you need to use __NOINDEX__ and wait for some time before Google's cache becomes obsolete. Ruslik (talk) 14:14, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Hello @Xaosflux and Ruslik0:, I wrote that it did not work with __NOINDEX__ (marked like that or as you indicate Xaosflux). I inserted this code at the beginning of my META user page, then I purged. Then on Google, always the same result (even leaving 30 minutes). You can check my UP and do the test yourself (I will not make you any problem) : Eihel is always visible. I did not understand something? Or would anyone else have an idea? (enwiki is not visible on Google with META UP). Cordially. --Eihel (talk) 14:33, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
@Eihel: you added that about three hours ago, Google will need time to purge it from their index. — xaosflux Talk 14:44, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux and Ruslik0: Ah! I just got it. Google took pages from September 15th and other dates to give me answers. I'll get back to you in a while if it did not work. Thank you for your answers. You are champions (re-ping) @Xaosflux and Ruslik0: --Eihel (talk) 15:02, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

@Xaosflux and Ruslik0: 

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Request to send mass message for AWossink

Hi, I would like to have massmessage right to send out a message to the mailing list for users interested in writing weeks on Dutch Wikipedia. This mailing list is used 2-4 times per year. I work at Wikimedia Nederland. Thank you! --AWossink - WMNL (talk) 09:21, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

@AWossink: would you point to an sample of your created mailing list? — xaosflux Talk 11:05, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: Sure! The mail would be sent from this page; the user names in that list are drawn from this list on the Dutch Wikipedia where people can sign in to be notified of future writing weeks. Wikimedia Nederland usually (co)organises 2 writing weeks per year. --AWossink - WMNL (talk) 11:36, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Appears in order. Courtesy ping to @SRientjes:. — xaosflux Talk 13:32, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the courtesy, xaosflux. Sandra Rientjes - Wikimedia Nederland (talk) 13:35, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
  Donexaosflux Talk 13:32, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
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revdel needed

The edit summaries of the last two edits at User talk:WMFOffice, and the content of the first of them, probably need revision deletion. As the edits are a couple of days old a few more eyes on the page wouldn't go amiss either. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 11:14, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Actually all the contributions from that user would benefit from admin attention. Thryduulf (talk: meta · en.wp · wikidata) 11:18, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  Done account also blocked and locked. — xaosflux Talk 16:33, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
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Unable to post due to spam filter

Hi, I'm trying to post a question on the talk page for the Terms of Use, but I'm blocked by the "Antispam" filter. Anything I can do? I'd post the text here so you can see it (it's not spam!), but it also triggers here. Thanks. --IamNotU (talk) 00:04, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done @IamNotU: try again now, you should be OK. — xaosflux Talk 01:00, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Xaosflux, whatever you did's done it, thanks! --IamNotU (talk) 01:56, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
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History merge request

Can some administrator please merge the history of 2018 Community Wishlist Survey to Community Wishlist Survey 2019? This will properly preserve the history after a cut-and-paste move. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 04:30, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Uh, it looks like it is a different page with a lot more text. If any of the text is copied, edit summary attribution is likely best... TonyBallioni (talk) 04:47, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
  Not done there were no significant contributions at the old page, it was itself copy-paste boilerplate from 2017 Community Wishlist Survey or the like. — xaosflux Talk 13:04, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
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Talk page protection request

Could someone please protect my talk page from IP editors - I'm now being trolled by User:Flasty Jam using an IP, after harassing me using their accounts here and at Commons all day over their block at en.wiki - their sock accounts were all locked here earlier today, and they're pretending to be their school principal to get unblocked at en.wiki. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 22:34, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected for 72 hours. Keep us posted. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:47, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 10:28, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
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Global block on User:PamAm Megatrends requested

This user is committing cross-wiki vandalism on user talk pages. Please see en:Wikipedia:Long-term abuse/My Royal Young for background details. —seav (talk) 03:19, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

See also Special:CentralAuth/PamAm Megatrends. —seav (talk) 03:27, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

  Not done @Seav: please see the header at the top of the page, this page is for help from an admin about usage here on the meta wiki you may be looking for: Steward requests/Global. — xaosflux Talk 03:47, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
@Seav and Xaosflux: Just FYI, I'd already filed a report at Steward requests/Global#Global lock for PamAm Megatrends. Although Xaosflux, since you're an admin here and PamAm is causing disruption locally as well, couldn't you just go ahead and perform a local block for now?--SkyGazer 512 (talk) 04:05, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
@SkyGazer 512 and Seav: blocked locally as vandalism only account. — xaosflux Talk 04:16, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks; it looks like Ajeaddatz has globally locked them now.--SkyGazer 512 (talk) 12:08, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
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Vandal on Meta

ChiveFungi (talk · contribs) is being harassed on various projects (presumably by a English Wikipedia sockmaster) and has expressed confusion on how to report the vandals. See en:WP:ANI#Somebody's harassing me on French Wikipedia? and fr:WP:RA#Harassment from French Wikipedia. This account is the second one since 1Granddrip (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) (on French Wikipedia). Crockmaris needs to be blocked here on Meta. I don't know if there's much a steward can do, but maybe someone could look into a global block to stop this cross-wiki harassment? NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 18:55, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Such a comment may be inappropriate, however, a single comment doesn't seem to be a blockable offence. I have left a message for the user expressing my opinion on their approach here being unsuitable. If you believe that there is continuing, ongoing harassment then it would be worthwhile talking to the stewards at SRG.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:28, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
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Vandalism

See Special:Contribs/212.47.232.116. Vermont (talk) 16:24, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

It's cruzir... Vermont (talk) 16:25, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
  Done by Bsadowski. Vermont (talk) 16:32, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
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Protection request on en.wiki

Hi guys, over on en:Wikipedia:Requests for page protection we have had a request to semi-protect Proposals_for_closing_projects/Closure_of_Kwanyama_Wikipedia due to an edit war around repeatedly removing and reinstating what has been described as a racist comment (note the comment in question has been there for 11 years). Looking at the history I don't think it's an active proposal so perhaps it could just be protected, but I am not a sysop on Meta, so I hope someone here can attend to this. Thanks, Fish and karate (talk) 08:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

I think Yilangren and L293D should explain why they are edit warring over this instead of discussing it. Additionally, Yilangren should explain why they haven't reached out to Ooswesthoesbes regarding these seemingly harmless comments made 11 years ago. Nihlus 10:09, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
It should be restored to how it was when the proposal was archived/closed. Vermont (talk) 10:15, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
MF-Warburg fully protected the page, using the version that existed before the edit war started. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:52, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 2607:FB90:54B1:9497:5498:11F3:9029:B88B

2607:FB90:54B1:9497:5498:11F3:9029:B88B (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism/LTA. That this IPv6 is harasing the User talk:Graham87. 109.102.200.195 13:56, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done by Teles. Vermont (talk) 15:02, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
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Abuse from an admin on commons elcobbola

I was having an unblock request on commons, I was calm and civil. Instead of answering the unblock request, he revoked my talk page access even through I was simply commentating on a deletion request. Please help--12.187.140.126 22:01, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, Commons has active admins. You'll need to resolve your issue there. We can't do anything to help regarding this at Meta-Wiki. – Ajraddatz (talk) 22:06, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
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123.201.194.118

Please see Special:Contribs/123.201.194.118. I'm not sure exactly what to do with this. Vermont (talk) 01:04, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Nonsense/meaningless disruptive translations. Vermont (talk) 01:12, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

123.201.194.118 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Ip is creating nonsense translations Esteban16 (talk) 01:08, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

It has stopped. Matiia (talk) 01:23, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
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24.35.177.163

Special:Contributions/24.35.177.163 seems to be "having fun" inserting nonsense translations. Though it seems like they stopped for now. Saederup92 (talk) 20:57, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

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Protect my talk page

There are only destructive editing on it and lasted for 2 months. --Xiplus (talk) 23:46, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done Semi-protected for one month. StevenJ81 (talk) 01:12, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 86.173.7.116

86.173.7.116 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: See contribs Iluvatar (talk) 18:00, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Blocked for 31 hours, and changes rolled back. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:11, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 51.39.227.12

51.39.227.12 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism on 5 pages. Already reverted. Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 08:10, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 10:45, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
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Elekes Andor

I am only adjusting my user: Derzsi Elekes Andor page with a ney content. I plan only to keep Hungarian content on this page. Sours sincerely: --Elekes Andor (talk) 16:32, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

@Elekes Andor: Can you please add context to this request.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:45, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I have found it, you are saying that you were caught by an abuse filter. At meta, general users need to be logged into their account to edit their user page. You will need to log into your other account if you wish to edit the user page of that alternate account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:57, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
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Request for patroller right

It will helpful having this right while reverting vandalism. Thanks! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:19, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

  Done You had had them, and when you were given global renamer they were removed by Trijnstel. special:listgrouprights says that you should get autopatrol at the same time, though I am presuming that you are not seeing them. Please double check that this makes any difference, so the stewards can review if we have an issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:26, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
Ah okay, thanks for the ping. That bit escaped me.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:28, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
(fyi, i pinged him on irc :P) ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:35, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
While global renamers have 'autopatrol' access they don't actually have 'patrol' access - that is only patrollers and admins, so it is not really redundant. GR is redundant with 'autopatrol'. — xaosflux Talk 12:49, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
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Request to delete my user page at ss.wikipedia

Hi,

is this the right place to request deletion on another wiki by a global sysop? On September 3 I requested deletion of my user page at ss:User:Dealerofsalvation. Noone has processed my request yet, and my request to the only active local sysop seems to have been ignored. Will someone please delete it? Thanks --Dealerofsalvation (talk) 19:42, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Done - in future, requests like this can be made at SRM to get the attention of stewards/global sysops instead of local meta admins :-) – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:45, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
That was quick :) Thanks for deleting and for the information. --Dealerofsalvation (talk) 19:51, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
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Vandal spamming

Dream o the Enlightenment Warrior (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC) Saederup92 (talk) 09:50, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Locked by revi. Vermont (talk) 09:51, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
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Trolling of my talk page again

User:Major H. Ivan is blocked at en.wiki as an impersonator (he's pretending to be his school principal) and is a clear sock of the blocked User:Flasty Jam. He can't harrass me at en.wiki, so he keeps coming over here. This is his latest message on my talk page. Previous (claiming to be principal Kirk Ivan), he left me was this. My talk page was semi-protected for 72 hours, and I'd like to ask for a further semi-protection please - maybe a little longer this time? (There's very little legitimate need for anyone unconfirmed to talk to me over here). I don't know if blocking him here might be warranted too, but sockmaster Flasty Jam is globally locked. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 12:39, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Given the section below, you can see more of his ongoing nonsense at en:User talk:Huon#My Account and see checkuser confirmation of socking at en:User talk:Major H. Ivan. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 13:05, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
shall we do a local block as well as a global lock here?--Cohaf (talk) 13:53, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm going to give you seven days of semi-protection this time. I'm going to see how the rest plays out for now. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:58, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 13:59, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Blocked locally, should be globally locked as sock of Special:CentralAuth/Flasty Jam. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:04, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 14:52, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm getting abusive emails from him now - any chance you could revoke email access too? Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 07:19, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
    @Boing! said Zebedee:   Done the LOCK should be preventing this though, is it coming from a different account? — xaosflux Talk 15:38, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks. It was the same account, but at 03:25, which was before the lock. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 16:32, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
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Semi-protection of my userpage

Hi, i'm kindly requesting an indefinite semi-protection of my userpage, as it's global and I want to make sure it won't be vandalized here. Thanks, --Daimona Eaytoy (talk) 10:17, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

  should be a redundant request User pages are protected by a filter that restricts their editing to those trusted users given autopatrolled status. That filter should protect you from editing, and it has been robustly protecting pages for the past few months.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:30, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Ah, I didn't know, that's why I actually never noticed global pages vandalised :-) I also tried to open the page in editing mode while logged out, but it seemed like I could edit it. Thanks anyway, --Daimona Eaytoy (talk) 10:33, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
They can hammer away and waste their energy. Special:AbuseFilter/161  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:35, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Ah, you meant an abuse filter, yeah, now I got it. At first, I thought of some sort of built-in protection :-) Thanks, --Daimona Eaytoy (talk) 10:51, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
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