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Report concerning Grr78

Grr78 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Block/lock evasion, LTA. 109.98.166.108 08:22, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

indeffed by User:Shanmugamp7.--Cohaf (talk) 09:17, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning Heytherekings

Heytherekings (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism: see Special:Contributions/Heytherekings Antonio1952 (talk) 17:00, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done, thank you. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:52, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning Allthworkidoboo

Allthworkidoboo (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism: see Special:Contributions/Allthworkidoboo Antonio1952 (talk) 17:01, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done, thank you. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:53, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
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User talk:Reynaldo Ortiz Cruz

The user has been blocked but continues to edit their talk page with nonsense, so I request to increase the block to restrict editing the talk page. Esteban16 (talk) 01:29, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done Having to give due process and let them dig their own hole. <sigh>  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:55, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 2607:FB90:60F8:19AA:B51E:589:B4E6:E6C7

2607:FB90:60F8:19AA:B51E:589:B4E6:E6C7 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Harassment on user talk pages. Edits may have to be hidden. Esteban16 (talk) 00:33, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done by Matiia. Vermont (talk) 02:14, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
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Request

Can someone revdel the revisions on my talkpage from 23:23, 11 November 2018 to the revision by Tegel. Grossly degrading. I didn't asked for oversight as I think a normal revdel could do. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 03:41, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done. --Az1568 (talk) 04:00, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Az1568.Thanks so much!--Cohaf (talk)
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Request to unprotect Grants discussion page

I am trying to post comments on the discussion page of this grant, but it seems to be protected from vandalism. When I try to create the page it says, "You do not have permission to create this discussion page, for the following reason: The title "Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia UG Nigeria/ Monthly Meetups April-Sept 2018/Report" has been banned from creation. It matches the following blacklist entry: .*\bnig+er.*" Can you please help to unprotect it? I am a grants program officer on the Community Resources team and not sure why it was protected in the first place. Thank you, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 20:18, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

It's blocked from creation because it matches the badword .*\bnig+er.*. I'll create it for you and hopefully you'll be able to edit it afterwards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:20, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
You should be able to edit it now. Please let me know if you run intro any more troubles. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:27, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi MarcoAurelio. Thanks so much for your speedy help! Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 20:29, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  Comment I have amended the regex, thanks for the report.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:09, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
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Request to unprotect User talk:Jimbo Wales

I am trying to post the following:

Hi {{PAGENAME}}

Your user-talk page on the English wikipedia is an amazing gathering space for many, almost as amazing as the wikipedia project itself. It provides a peephole into the workings of wikipedia, mainly for those who are trying to build it. Anyone who is a wiki-somebody at wikipedia has participated in discussions there, but there have also been important contributions made by wiki-nobodies.

I hope you will consider extending the discussion to Meta for the many contributors who have been blocked from editing the en-wikipedia. 195.11.63.130 03:26, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

  • meta is NOT an appeal court for editors banned or blocked on enwiki. Just a reminder.--Cohaf (talk) 03:41, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  Not done Unprotecting that page at meta is problematic. I would suggest that you look to create an account, use that for a while, and then leave the message in a few weeks, after some tens of edits.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:44, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
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Protection request

Hello, can you please protect my talk page for suitable period. Thanks --Alaa :)..! 17:51, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Seconded, I am reverting vandalism on Alaa talkpage almost daily. --Cohaf (talk) 18:00, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
One of yours! @علاء: Indefinite semi-protection is preferred per administrators, it comes after daily vandalism. 109.102.200.227 18:34, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: Semi-protected for one month (same as before). Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:02, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
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Request for patroller right

I patrol recent changes frequently (on IRC) and as useful popups is I'm finding it quite restrictive compared to rollback, hence my request (FWIW I also have rollback elsewhere). Thanks for the consideration, Hiàn (talk) 01:08, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

  Granted --Base (talk) 02:04, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
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Yet another global user page of locked user: User:Spiridon Monica Cristina

Hello Meta admin! You should have urgent action regarding this user page while locked for spam. I think it's about Spiridon Monica Cristina. Please delete it from Meta and WM storage. Thanks! 93.113.149.183 16:50, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done thanks  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:22, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
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Global mass message sender right

As a event organizer in Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and other Wikipedia projects, I always needs to send the mass message to the contributors about the event updates and more. It will help me to proceed the smooth functioning of events if permission granted. thanks, --Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 04:50, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@Nabin K. Sapkota: can you point to an example distribution list you plan to use? — xaosflux Talk 15:43, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Xaosflux WLM Mass message list, this is the one I'm dealing with at the current moment. It's a list of Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Nepal participants. BTW due to time constraints I asked another authorized user to do it this time also. But, would be better to get the right for further procedures. Thanks - Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 04:25, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
@Nabin K. Sapkota: meta's mass-message access can not be used with lists on commons, so if you intend to use that list you would need to become an administrator on commons. Are you planning on running a list here on meta? — xaosflux Talk 04:31, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

  Request withdrawn-Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 10:51, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

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Vandalism-only account

Bobbob41 is vandalizing a variety of WMF grants, affiliate, and other pages on Meta literally asking to be banned. Also see [1], [2], and [3]. Sigh. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 15:47, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Blocked. Stryn (talk) 15:49, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning Atyun

Atyun (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: VOA. Typically per DENY I won't post here. However, for this case the user is consistently adding insults to me per Talk page.Request deletion of the talkpage also. Or revdel. Thanks Cohaf (talk) 06:35, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

  someone has done it  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:41, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
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Delete Global_sysops/pi please...

Global_sysops/pi – it looks horrible and nonsense, not translation, but also for spamming purposes. Please delete it. Thanks! 109.102.203.230 13:21, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

I saw you tagged the page for deletion, IP blocked by rxy, I don't think anymore needs to be done but just an translation admin to delete the page.--Cohaf (talk) 13:27, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Maybe, yes. Thanks to Cohaf. 109.102.203.230 13:29, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  Done deletions all done. — xaosflux Talk 13:52, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
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Löschen von Benutzerseite

Als Bürokrat auf bs.wiki beantrage ich Löschen der Benutzerseite von Benutzer:GBL. Diese Seite kolidiert mit Grundprinzipien von Wikipedia und ist eine seichte politisch-propagandistiche Ausdruck! Benutzer wurde heute von mir gewarnt und hingewiesen auf diese problematische Seite, mit Frist bis morgen. Anonsten wird er auf eine unbegrenzte Zeit blockiert! Benutzer ist schon in letzten Zeit mehrmals blockiert: (s. hier!) wegen Vandalismus, persönlichen Beleidigungen, Veröffenltichung privaten Daten..., und im März 2018. wurden ihm, wegen politische Revisionismus, Blockade Bürokraten ohne Diskusion, Chauvinismus... Administratorrechte abgenommen. Danke in Vorraus! --AnToni(Talk) 19:15, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Ich habe die Benutzerseite auf eine ältere Version zurückgesetzt. Ich hoffe das ist in Ordnung. --Vogone (talk) 19:50, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Danke! Gruss aus Stmk! --AnToni(Talk) 20:02, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
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New Wikimedia password policy and requirements

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Digi It Foundation

It doesn't seem to be within the scope of meta, although I'm not exactly sure what to do with it. Should it be deleted? Thanks, Vermont (talk) 02:16, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

If you have concerns about it, I would suggest that you initially discuss those with the contributor.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:08, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
@Vermont:. IMO it's a G7 clearly. It might be accepted at Wikipedia but I seriously doubt it's Notablity, a brief BEFORE turns out nothing but primary sources as well as some ROUTINE coverage. That's how I view it.--Cohaf (talk) 05:52, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
And a good discussion with the contributor will educate, and encourage, and probably reach that conclusion amicably.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:51, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Keeping my fingers crossed for it.--Cohaf (talk) 13:25, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

By the way, it seems that the creator of the "Digi It Foundation", Jwale2, has provided a sufficient explanation for this page to be on Meta. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:04, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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When listing vandals, please stop straight user wikilinking

Hi to all. When adding a block request for vandals to this page, I suggest that we stop wikilinking them so they don;t get a ping the vandal then come here and revert. I have amended {{vandal}} so it utilises {{noping}} so the use of the template should be okay to continue its use.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:24, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

  • billinghurstI don't think this works. We should just remove the wikilinks altogether.--Cohaf (talk) 12:17, 12 December 2018 (UTC)misunderstood {{noping}} here. Over at Chinese Wikipedia, it allows echo notification of 50 users without showing their names. Will see how this helps as well as to be more circumspect about vandal reporting. --Cohaf (talk) 12:20, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 83.28.3.236

83.28.3.236 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: IP is creating out of scope pages Esteban16 (talk) 20:04, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

@Esteban16: Thanks. Blocked for two hours, and left a note for them about our scope. So let us see if that works, or whether we need to revisit. I have deleted the pages.

Always feel free to drop a {{subst:welcomeip}} message on an IP's user talk page; 1) to interrupt their flow, 2) in the hope that they see where they are and the scope of the wiki. It can occasionally work for those who are lost though enthusiastic.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:20, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for the suggestion. Esteban16 (talk) 20:22, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
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User massively adding non-translations

I'm trying to undo some random letters that an IP added. That is why I'm making all those translations. Acquiescence88 (talk) 23:24, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
@Acquiescence88 and Sei Noelle: Users undertaking translations are asked to utilise the #babel nomenclature as expressed at user language on their user pages. If you could get to that promptly that would be helpful.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:57, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Sorry for the misunderstanding. I am only fluent in English. I only edited those translations to try to undo some vandalism, but neglected to realize that I was creating totally new pages. Acquiescence88 (talk) 02:02, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
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#cvn-sw

Hello. Forgive me if this is the wrong place to put this in, but it seems that the CVNBots in #cvn-swconnect are not working. Is this intentional or did something happen? --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 11:34, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

I have restarted the bots and seems that they're reporting back. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:42, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
@Atcovi: You can also report them in #countervandalismconnect. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:35, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Indeed. Will try to keep that in mind in case this happens again. Thanks! Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:28, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
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User:Jojoon – Correction of user page

Her board membership at WMDE ended Dec. 1st, 2018. See this link. And she’s not active in Wikipedia anymore – neither on Meta nor in the German WP. The claim that she still is a member of the board should be corrected on her user page – but I cannot edit user pages in Meta. Please take care of it… with regards from VINCENZO1492 22:34, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

  • @Vincenzo1492:  Done.Corrected on behalf for the WMDE part. The rest please discuss with the user. No meta policies prohibits the rest of the stuff on her userpage. --Cohaf (talk) 16:25, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
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Template:Votings

The 2 RFTA has been long closed as successful, could an admin update the above fully protected template to reflect the current status. Thanks much.--Cohaf (talk) 04:24, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done Ugh! We should have that linked at WM:RFA in some way, so that it shows to 'crats, and they can readily edit when the flick around the rights.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:47, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks billinghurst for swift action.--Cohaf (talk) 04:59, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
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User page deletion request

I requested deletion of User:Ringenchan for the following reason...

{{delete|Speedy delete per criterion 5: clear and proven copyright violation of [4]}}

... but since I don't have the autopatrol right filter 161 disallowed me, which is why I'm posting the deletion request here. Could an admin delete the page please?--SkyGazer 512 (talk) 00:05, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 00:07, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
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Request for new edit filter regarding blanking content of meta-wiki project pages

At the recent timeline, on Meta-Wiki the ways to blank content (as such they did on Meta:Babel etc.) is currently underway and persistent. I would request from administrators to set new edit filter in order to prevent further blanking content pages by unregistered or non-autoconfirmed users. Thanks! 31.47.10.12 18:32, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

I am not seeing a torrent of abuse that requires the implementation of "disallow" to filter 7, well not seeing a torrent to date. So if there is a torrent of successful blanking, it isn't hitting our abuse filters.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:55, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Billinghurst, not such action yet from disallowing them because someone can remove +1000-50000 bytes or so all of content page, that really is about Special:AbuseFilter/7. But is signfiant effort to stop anyone, while you have opted Prevent the user from performing the action in question and set for this filter, but unregistered and non-autoconfirmed are nothing able to blank content of most project pages at Meta. 93.78.194.122 13:00, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
Removing data is similar to, though not the same as, blanking a page.

We know that we have vandals, and an assortment of other a$$holes who like to add variety to our day. Setting up filters is never going to stop them, it is just going to dynamically change their behaviour. We can moderate and ameliorate their behaviour only. If anyone is seeing specific edits, or a pattern of edits, that are problematic, then please provide the detail so they can be investigated so we can apply moderation or amelioration.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:01, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Take a look, see log actions they especially vandals can be able to empty most contents of Meta-Wiki pages, in most common case also non-autoconfirmed registered users can also manage to remove contents page (see examples: 496278, 492356 and 494468). In order to see what happens, have they with administrator rights to opt Prevent the user from performing the action in question in filter 7 configuration, so it will disallow anyone to remove all content data as well in User talk pages, such as Meta namespace, etc. 109.102.200.54 05:29, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
I spend hours a day in the abuselogs here, and the few blanking from /7 are suitably managed. If you are see problematic edits that are reproducibly not hitting the abuse filters, then please let us know.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:19, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Looks like honestly, someone doesn't care about this situation. Blanking content of pages that doesn't hitting the abuse filters at Meta-Wiki are underway problematic and very frequent or disruptive and other wikis had an progressive point to stop vandals (mostly unregistered) to take ordinary effects of blanking content pages. @Cohaf: you are familiar with such case. Does the filter needs letter to admins to opt-in option disallow? 109.102.200.54 08:29, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Nope, I am not familiar with filters at all. Sorry can't be of any help.--Cohaf (talk) 08:59, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Okay, as well. There are ways to resolve problems of edit privileges which are in sight, so it need implementation of disallow of blanking content of pages by anonymous/non-autoconfirmed users as of current timeline. I can't discuss now other than WMF policies which maybe are plausible understanding rules. But, if is helpful, then editors must be careful before doing good faith. Another perspective cannot be enough. 109.102.200.54 09:08, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
You can stop this. The few edits that hit /7 are suitably managed. You are welcome to identify edits that have missed our abuse filters where there is value in updating the filters.

Otherwise you bear too much resemblance to a known Romanian vandal who has caused more issue than the random page blankers.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:16, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

  •   Comment when have not much see effort to take action, only disallow solution is to stop non-autoconfirmed page blankers as well as unregistered users to do with same act. Thank you for response!
  • In response to Billinghurst: have some of users filled at Phabricator the case regarding the issue, then might help understanding this problem. Also in respect to Ajraddatz, policy subject is rule of knowledge base of project site. 109.102.200.54 07:03, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks, but no thanks, as discussed above, the filter "as is" works well enough for the current circumstance, and the condition that you are trying to impose would be problematic.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:42, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Ok now! I don't think the "disallow" opt-in would be problematic and affecting such anyone, but also resolve problematic edits of blanking. 109.102.200.54 07:56, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
You have had your opinion, on multiple occasions. It has been explained to you on these multiple occasions that it is unnecessary, and also determined for problematic for that filter.

I believe that I have sufficient experience in these matters to make the call. If you want to operate abuse filters, then get an account, get the confidence and consensus of the community to be an administrator, and then you can assist. You don't get to keep banging on. I am pretty happy to call this closed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:07, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

I saw in for moments ago for filter 7 to administrators to update abuse filter: blanking is problematic. An disallow option could affect those of users? If is problem, that is how they can find truth. 109.102.200.54 08:12, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
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Request Khmer Wikipedia to ban the use of Cambodian IP edit articles

See en:Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Phnom Penh Skyline. The editors are all the same person, he uploads copyvio images, and copies and creates English articles. Please block these IP(42.115.*.*, 124.248.*.*, 203.189.*.*, 117.20.*.*), thank you. --Thyj (talk) 08:43, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

@Thyj: If you're requesting those IP's be blocked on kmwiki, please put your request at SRM. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 11:25, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
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User:Actor Shiva shukla4

See their user page and edits. They seem to be here for spam/promotion purposes. Vermont (talk) 19:22, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Try not to wikilinks vandals here, I just rollbacked their vandalism here. Use {{vandal}} instead. Thanks a lot.--Cohaf (talk) 19:32, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
They're not a vandal per se. I was hoping, by pinging them, that they might respond here, although they seem to just be a normal spambot/spammer. Vermont (talk) 19:34, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Noted. Apologies for inconvenience caused. Well, now they seems to be the typical spammer. Hopefully will be blocked soon.--Cohaf (talk) 19:37, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
  •   Comment blocked as they are not here to contribute. I would still recommend to blank their user page, leave them a {{welcome}} and a short pointer to our scope.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:00, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
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Mass message userright

Tiven2240 (talk · contribs)

Hello, I am co-ordinator of international Commons contest Wiki Loves Love happening in February 2019 and I request massmessage userright to Tiven2240 for sending messages for Wiki loves love contest. thank you. Appreciate your assistance. Wikilover90 (talk) 17:02, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

  Granted for 1 year to expire on 2019-12-23.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:43, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
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Doppelganger accounts

A rash of silly doppelganger accounts has appeared here and at enwiki:

Some global blocks might be helpful. Acroterion (talk) 22:22, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

  blocked locally. Locks needs to be via the stewards at SRG.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:29, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
You're right, I'll bring it up there. Acroterion (talk) 22:41, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
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Request for rollbacker permission

Dear sysops,

I sincerely request for rollbaker permission or something similar on metawiki, since I found that here lots of vandalism on Steward Requests pages, and I have not found a tool like Twinkle to revert them. Thank you. --Mend My Way 08:29, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

@WQL: Are you searching for this? --Tiven2240 (talk) 09:24, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
There's the patroller group which include rollback button which is something that only sysops could grant.--Cohaf (talk) 09:32, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, so here is no "rollbacker" just like zhwp but patroller will help anti-vandal? Sounds something like zhwikiversiy... --Mend My Way 09:34, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes. It is. Except we do not have supress redirect here.--Cohaf (talk) 09:46, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
And thanks to Tiven2240. --Mend My Way 09:40, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

After careful consideration, I would like to apply for patroller right on metawiki. --Mend My Way 15:49, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

  Done OK. — xaosflux Talk 17:40, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 126.111.44.196

126.111.44.196 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism on my talk page. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 10:40, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

FURRYS TO THE GAS CHAMBER (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Long-term abuse. Pure vandalism. 109.102.200.224 11:29, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

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Report concerning E.3

E.3 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Clearly casting asperations and out scope posting. Could someone advice what to do. I clearly don't want more drama. Cohaf (talk) 13:42, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

I don't follow your thinking to your conclusion. I also think jumping to a global lock was pretty harsh, and especially when they are here feeling exploited. When we regularly wear the abuse/spam/vandalism repair-hat, we sometimes forget about AGF. As inconvenient as this AG mantra can be, we need to own it as if we get it wrong 1 times in 10, then we are more than losing a possible good editor, we are quite probably are creating an enemy. If you look at our stickiest vandals, they are usually spurned editors, who have their little vendettas due to having the door slammed in their faces. So please try the AGF hat here at meta, and only ask for locks where they are known and consistent abusers; if unsure, then don't.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:58, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst:.Noted, will AGF more. Pardon me for forgetting that here.--Cohaf (talk) 12:12, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Advice duly noted, will AGF more next round. Which turns out to be a vandalCohaf (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Report concerning OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO142

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO142 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Long-term abuse (attempting to copy/paste fragment and from SRG to adjust it into userpage). Just a troll. Can also please delete userpage and block this user? Thanks! 109.102.200.224 11:38, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

  Already done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:59, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning FURRYS WILL BE GASED

FURRYS WILL BE GASED (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Username, attack userpage, cross-wiki vandal HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:17, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

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User talk:Getthatuser

Can someone just fully protect it or just delete it. It's another of the case where I regretted giving a warning. Vandalism only page. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 12:51, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Whether the page is protected or not, they'll be vandalizing somewhere, and it's better they do it on a low-visibility user talk page (which allows us to easily identify them) than elsewhere. Vermont (talk) 13:18, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
Quiten down already. I don't think anymore action required. Thanks.--Cohaf (talk) 19:57, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning Jeantymarvens

Jeantymarvens (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism! Nonsense, out of scope pages (see contribs and logs to have look at it). 46.55.254.27 16:42, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

  • I slapped deletion tags on all and will monitor each one.--Cohaf (talk) 16:44, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Oh, yeah! I'm surprised. I saw it is not needed, but request is point to focus this user until to be blocked. 46.55.254.27 16:48, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Blocked 1 week by Shanmugamp7-Cohaf (talk) 17:07, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 216.49.124.232

216.49.124.232 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Vandalism! Adding nonsense pages! 46.55.254.27 16:56, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

  • see above report.--Cohaf (talk) 17:07, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
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Report concerning 36.81.124.197

36.81.124.197 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC)Reasons: Cross-wiki vandalism; unexplained changing of birth dates. Debiit (talk) 19:04, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Debiit: You should fill global block request at SRG, not here. 46.55.254.27 19:39, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
DebiitSorry for the late reply and the above misleading help. SRG is currently semi-protected (which need you to make 5 edits here to access). I note that you only have 2 which isn't too hard to achieve the 5 (along with 4 days of account creation). I don't have time to take a closer look at the IP but will file a report on behalf of you which will then be evaluated by the stewards. --Cohaf (talk) 19:56, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
DebiitUpdate: Blocked 1 month by Alaa. --Cohaf (talk) 21:58, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Cohaf, thank you so much for your assistance, and also thanks for explain to me about the SRG :) Debiit (talk) 22:04, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
DebiitWelcomed. Thanks for reporting such vandals. Appreciate the good work you had done. --Cohaf (talk) 22:06, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
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Direction

Please update content in the {{Notice}} template. Just copy from User:SGrabarczuk (WMF)/sandbox. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 19:48, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

I'll put my request in other words. There's a page called Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Direction. It's pretty important, so it has been protected. I wouldn't have asked here, if I had sysop permissions on Meta.
On top of that page, there's a notice in a "notice" template. Info given in that notice is outdated. It suggests that November 2017 is a future period, while in fact, more than a year has passed since that date. It also suggests that 2017 Strategy Process is undergoing, while in fact, it's 2018-20. I have prepared an update in my sandbox, and I hereby ask to copy, paste, and save. Thank you. Please don't hesitate to raise doubts if you have any. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 19:05, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
SGrabarczuk (WMF): I think it's easier if I reduce the protection levels for a while so you can handle it. Doing so now. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:10, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio:, great! thank you! :) It's resolved, then. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 23:00, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
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