Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat/Archives/2021-09

User blocked by spambot filter by mistake

Hi sysops! Here a quick bug report from a friend of mine. She is trying to save her userpage but she is not allowed to do it. Screenshot attached: phabricator:F34627646. What do you think about? you :) --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 12:13, 1 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@DannyS712:. "AF/233; user Donat 1999"  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:34, 1 September 2021 (UTC)[]
233 is a log only filter, its being prevented by Special:AbuseFilter/72, which I don't believe I've ever changed DannyS712 (talk) 15:25, 1 September 2021 (UTC)[]
It matched one of the keywords in the first version of AF#72, which is still there though being refactored. I kind of hesitate to remove it as I don't know the FP rate here. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 05:41, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]
My experience (probably have reviewed ~1K filter 72 log entries in total) is that the whole filter has about 2 or 3 hits per day that could generally be considered "false positives", though this also includes some evident self-promotion. Not sure about any specific keywords though. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:00, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Valerio Bozzolan: The user is hitting our spam filters for new users who do something like NTSAMR. Re-writing the filter when they hit the integral part of the filter is difficult. It has a very low edit count threshold, so the direction to users is to go about their normal business and it quickly will not be problematic.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:53, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Uhm. OK thanks! --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 07:48, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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Report concerning User:DrillerHardware

DrillerHardware (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Long-term abuse Mtarch11 (talk) 02:39, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Done. Sgd. —Hasley 02:43, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
12:58, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
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Reporting concerning TIGER MATE FROM NEW YORK USA

Please remove steward, admin, SWMT and contributions userbox from this page. Thank you. Unnamed UserName me 08:56, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]

  Done; left the SMWT template there though as it is open membership. Can't autopatrolled users edit userpages anyway? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
12:57, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:45, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Request for semi-protection on my user pages

Hi, I'm not really a metawiki user, so apologies if this is the wrong place to ask, but I keep getting cross-wiki pings for vandalism/LTA edits to my talk page (both here and on Commons) - which all seem to be replacing the contents with {{Deceased}} or terrorist group insignia. Could both User talk:Zudo and perhaps User:Zudo both be semi-protected, or whatever the equivalent here is? Thanks. Zudo (talk) 20:04, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Hello @Zudo. I've semiprotected both your user and user talk page. Would you like the attacks on your talk page history revision-deleted? Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:10, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Much appreciated MarcoAurelio, if that could be done it'd be great. Cheers, Zudo (talk) 20:29, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@MarcoAurelio The user page protection should be unnecessary due to Special:AbuseFilter/161. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:30, 2 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:45, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]

User adding uselles local file description on file from commons

An IP from 112.204.166.53 adding many useless local description on file from commons in meta-wiki, can any sysops block this user? --Tukang Patrol (talk) 08:05, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Tukang Patrol I've deleted all the files and categories with no relevance to our project scope. I'm not sure if we have any policy on local description pages, so I've kept the Wikimedia-related ones for further discussion. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
09:34, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]
The IP editor has been at it for days xwiki and these are of zero value. This person is not adding value.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:17, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Agreed with the above. Vermont (talk) 22:02, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:55, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Report concerning User:176.59.57.218

176.59.57.218 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Adding non-sense translations. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 21:55, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[]

This section was archived on a request by: Blocked by Martin Urbanec. —Yahya (talkcontribs.) 22:03, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Report concerning User:MrDanielBryer

MrDanielBryer (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Vandalism, disruptive and uncivil. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 11:56, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Inclined to go for NOTHERE / harassment / intimidating behavior. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:01, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Given that they're blocked on simple for "legal threats", I guess that overlaps with harassment. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 12:06, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]
  Blocked Enough ROPE given here, I think what they did on SRG, on my talkpage and elsewhere on meta doesn't reflect what a positive contributor to meta should be acting. There is a bringing of crosswiki issues here as well as harassing users who reported their disruption elsewhere. All these lead to an indef. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:51, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: Indefed by Camouflaged Mirage, and should be globally locked soon. --SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 13:15, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Request for mass message delivery

Would someone please deliver the following meeting memo:

Here are the details

Thanks for your assistance! --Temp3600 (talk) 15:33, 8 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Temp3600: Do you plan to send such messages on other future events? @無聊龍 and だ*ぜ: I'm pinging you because you are managers of WMHKG. If you think it, I think I can give the right of mass-message sender to one of you who is responsible for events announcements. --Uncitoyentalk 18:22, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Uncitoyen: Sorry for being late. I have got no response from Borogovia (i.e. User:無聊龍) (he is the event manager) till now as he is pretty busy according to my knowledge. It is currently me responsible for the events. We have no fixed event in the plan except for this annual one. It would be great for me to have MMS permission. Once Borogovia is back in his position, I would quit and let him be authorized if needed. Thanks a lot for your time. (Dasze) 15:20, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@だ*ぜ: I granted you mass-message sender right because you are trusted user on your home wiki and manager of WMHKG. If you haven't read Meta:MassMessage senders and MassMessage pages, you read them. Please say when you don't need this right. --Uncitoyentalk 15:40, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Thank you very much! -- (Dasze) 17:13, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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Report concerning User:182.0.207.87

182.0.207.87 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: vandalism RG067 (talk) 16:27, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@RG067: Blocked it for 31 hours from editing articles. If problems persist, stricter blocks may be considered.--Jusjih (talk) 19:28, 11 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: WhitePhosphorus (talk) 05:24, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Report concerning User:Toosslart8873

Toosslart8873 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Vandalism. Mtarch11 (talk) 03:21, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Seems like the Abuse Filter blocked them, but only for another 2 hours. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 03:30, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]
It looks   Done as Sotiale blocked them. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 03:47, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
05:11, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:36.85.110.90

36.85.110.90 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Vandalism Ruy (talk) 08:00, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]

  Already done  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:50, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:05, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Report concerning User:Fake Reviews on Trustpilot

Fake Reviews on Trustpilot (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Repeated insertions of vandalistic links. Likely some LTA. Daniuu (talk) 23:06, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]

  Already done, locked by MusikAnimal. Sgd. —Hasley 23:46, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: Daniuu (talk) 23:52, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]

User:NR deblocked

User was inserting >100 apparently machine CNBanner translations; I've blocked them for three days for now, but this is clearly a sock, even according to their own userpage (and I'm pretty sure I've seen the image they had posted onto their user talk page already). Does anyone know of whom? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:50, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Thanks for noting this here; I blocked the account on Incubator as well where he did much of the same stuff (inserting machine translations in multiple languages). This guy is a regular on RNL pages and on Incubator, but I forgot what the original name was or how we call him, if any. It might have started with Special:CentralAuth/ArticleEditor404 or maybe even Special:CentralAuth/CasetteTapeMaster. --21:01, 13 September 2021 (UTC) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MF-Warburg (talk)
As far as I can see NR deblocked is a sockpuppet of Novarussia. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:16, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Seems right, the IP 46.32.68.132 is also involved. --MF-W 21:20, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Suggest indef as block evasion. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:41, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:18, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:02, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Autopatrolled for Tanbirzx

Hello, i ask this permission to save patroller's time. Because this is a big site of Wikimedia. I usually create translation here. If you have any doubt then please check my contributions. I have rollback right on wikidata. Thanks↠Tanbirzx () 17:02, 14 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Tanbirzx I have reviewed your Bengali translations, in some cases they seem to be machine translated. Be careful about these --MdsShakil (talk) 05:32, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]
  Not done. Per MdsShakil assessment, it seem that you are using machine translations. Please stop doing so as they may be of low quality. Hence, I would not be comfortable for your edits to not undergo patrolling. Regards, Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:02, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: MdsShakil (talk) 16:01, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Requesting MassMessage sender rights

Hello! I'm managing a project to extend the OpenRefine software with Structured Data on Commons features; many international Wikimedians will probably like to stay up to date with this work. For this purpose, I'd like to request MassMessage sender rights, so that I can send brief recurring notices to this group of Wikimedians' talk pages, and anyone can subscribe/unsubscribe from such messages as they please. I've used MassMessage before while I worked at the Wikimedia Foundation (2017-20, my user name was SandraF (WMF)) and am familiar with how it works. Please let me know if you have further questions for me; many thanks in advance! SFauconnier (talk) 12:19, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]

  Done @SFauconnier: Use case makes sense, rights granted (to expire in a year). Please feel free to re-request if you still need them after the year passes! Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:30, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Yay, thank you @Martin Urbanec: such a speedy action 😎 - much appreciated! SFauconnier (talk) 12:46, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 13:00, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Creation of User:TolBot

Hello! Could somebody create a user page for my bot account, TolBot? I would like it to contain {{Bot|Tol|toolforge=yes}}. It appears I cannot create it due to an edit filter. Thank you! Tol (talk) 17:08, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]

To confirm that I own the bot: creation log; to confirm it's approved (on English Wikipedia): rights log for +bot. Tol (talk) 17:11, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
  Done also autopatrolled you here so you won't hit that EF any more. — xaosflux Talk 18:12, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Xaosflux: Thanks! Tol (talk) 18:14, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
14:05, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
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Module talk:Userbox & Module talk:WikidataIB edit protected requests

Hello. Could someone familiar with templates, Lua and TemplateStyles, or that feels comfortable working with them, please take a look at the edit protected requests at Module talk:Userbox and Module talk:WikidataIB? Thanks! —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:16, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Harassment from IP editor already blocked on En Wiki

Would appreciate it if the IP at 97.33.67.61 who has been harassing my Meta talk page, and has already been blocked on English Wikipedia, be blocked here too. Thanks. IJBall (talk) 23:56, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Blocked for one week. Sgd. —Hasley 00:10, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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Report concerning User:Adah132

Adah132 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Only vandalism. Mtarch11 (talk) 04:33, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]

  Already done. Sgd. —Hasley 12:25, 22 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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Report concerning User:IJerpo

IJerpo (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Vandalism. Appears to be blocked on slwiki for being GRP as well. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 07:43, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]

It appears to be   Done as they're globally locked. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 07:45, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 07:46, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Request for deletion of former username's global.js

Hello! Could an administrator please delete User:Twassman/global.js? It's a redirect from my old username. Thanks, Tol (talk | contribs) @ 03:39, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Done. Sgd. —Hasley 03:41, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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Vandalism and insults

It's here diff The IP has edited more than one wiki see list of contribs Nattes à chat (talk) 08:21, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Nattes à chat Blocked 31h and that diff rev-deled. I think it meets the rev-del criterion. Might be worth a report on SRG for global block. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 09:16, 25 September 2021 (UTC
Hi @Camouflaged Mirage done. I dont really know what the rev-del criterion so I hope what I wrote is adequete. Thanks for your prompt reply. Nattes à chat (talk) 10:30, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: - — billinghurst sDrewth 13:00, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Report concerning User:5.2.76.235

5.2.76.235 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Please revdel all these edits and block the IP for longer. Thanks! SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 08:01, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

  Already done The edits have been revdel'd. I don't see the need for a longer block, it has stopped and there is no other history.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:24, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: कन्हाई प्रसाद चौरसिया (talk) 19:04, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Report concerning User:83.6.223.142

83.6.223.142 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Massive spam Renvoy (talk) 12:29, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Nuked and warned (for now). Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:31, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]
No further disruption; closing. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:33, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:33, 30 September 2021 (UTC)
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Report concerning User:Jojowriter

Jojowriter (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: WMF banned editor. Old GRP account revived by Wikinger. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 11:16, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Billinghurst, I think you just broke the redirect when reverting User:Ferien and User talk:Ferien. Don't know what happened just there, but when I reverted the page move it worked just fine. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 11:46, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
The user page has been fixed but the talk page hasn't. Could the old talk page please be restored? (Also, the ip editing and removing the redirect on my tall page is Wikinger) Thanks. --Ferien2 (talk) 11:58, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
It appears that when I moved it back, it worked well, but I think when billinghurst moved the page 1 minute later, it seemed to cause the self redirect. SHB2000 (talk | contibs) 12:01, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Hello, thank you for reverting vandalism. I will caution however for revert warring with vandals which is counterproductive. Please seek admin help. For page move vandalism, I will think anyone without supressredirect right should leave for those who have to do so. Let me try to restore the page history (me being the page creator anyway). Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:04, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Ferien Done. And history cleaned. Do let me know if you wanna it to be protected. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:07, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Yep. Apologies we revdel'd conflict; was just updating filters first.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:13, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Seemed all   Done here? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:18, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
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User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
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Perceived personal attack by 維基百科最忠誠的反對者

Recently WMF banned some Chinese users from the Wikimedians of Mainland China. User:維基百科最忠誠的反對者 called them "wiki-terrorists" here. I asked them to retract this egregious personal attack and severe accusation, but they refused. This usergroup has about 300 members many of which in good standing. Even the banned users should not be called "wiki-terrorists", because being banned from a website on the internet does not amount to being "wiki-terrorists". We know little about this incident and we are not in a position to judge them. 4nn1l2 (talk) 17:44, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@4nn1l2:Firstly, I would like to protest against the misleading and presumed malicious nature of the title. Under the principle of presumption of innocence, I cannot be accused of "personal attack" by such misleading titles until the personal attack is established. I ask this user to change the title or I refuse to comment here.---WMLO (talk) 17:55, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]
The original title was "Personal attack by 維基百科最忠誠的反對者", but because I'm not here to argue about titles, I changed it to "Perceived personal attack by 維基百科最忠誠的反對者". 4nn1l2 (talk) 18:02, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]
In normal, calling user(s) "wiki-terrorists" is clearly a personal attack and incivility. I must note that remaining civility is not only to the unblocked user, also include the blocked/banned user and everyone (Well, you will not call LTA as "terrorists" or "psychiatric patient", right?). I hope we can focus on the present and future of zhwiki community instead of judging the globally banned user like this case. Thank you. SCP-2000 18:41, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Report concerning User:2403:6200:8830:6B88:864:BBF7:D041:82B9

2403:6200:8830:6B88:864:BBF7:D041:82B9 (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log • GUC • CA)Reasons: Vandalism. Mtarch11 (talk) 03:43, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Blocked locally and globally by Stanglavine. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:32, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Stanglavine: Upon further inspection, the entire 32 is doing these very long, shall we extend the /64 to /32 or at least /40. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:02, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Camouflaged Mirage: even /40 is a very busy range, I can't gblock it without a lot of collateral damage. stanglavine msg 15:55, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Stanglavine Yeah, I know globally it's a busy range, I didn't meant to ask for a global block. What I am seeing is on meta their contributions seems that there isn't an useful edit for a long period of time. Thinking about a longer local block (on meta alone). Not too sure hence will be looking for advice and ideas. CM-Public (talk) 17:42, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Let me observe further then since nothing more from the range since then. Closing. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:27, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:27, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Request speedy deletion for User:Jimmyshjj

It's an attack page.--2408:8210:6012:3B22:483C:487F:FFBD:7D3A 19:22, 28 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Xaosflux: who declined the speedy on the talk page for inputs, thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:20, 29 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Regarding the rather malformed note left by Pavlov2 there (who then declared themselves "retired") - my quick review suggested that it was a bad attempt to delete Main page, I've got no opinion on the other page. — xaosflux Talk 14:31, 29 September 2021 (UTC)[]
I will think this might be better for a RFD. A search of that terms shown quite extensive usage here on meta. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:10, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Now at RFD, closing here for now. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:25, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 12:25, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]

CSS tweak for a CentralNotice banner

Hello! Could the following CSS be added to the POTY_2020_R1 banner to fix a mobile display issue (namely the text appearing too large on small-width screens.

#centralNotice {
    font-size: min(12px, 2vw);
}

Thanks to Zhuyifei1999 for the fix. firefly ( t · c ) 06:36, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[]