Steward requests/Global/2009-09

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Request for global (un)block

Global rollback for 199.71.213.77

It is an open proxy. Thanks, HJS 01:13, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

I don't think you really want to give the global rollback permission to an open proxy, nor does it have any edits which need to be rolled back, apparently. Are you asking for it to be globally blocked, perhaps? Kylu 01:29, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Closed nothing further heard, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:12, 12 September 2009 (UTC)


71.8.199.1




Not quite sure but this user has caused disruption on en wp & Commons which now appears to be spreading info here. A cross wiki block might be appropriate in order to get the message over. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 18:16, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

  Done - 1 month.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 21:04, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
FYI he is back under this IP w:User talk:71.8.197.170. However so far he has only repeated the behavior on the English, Portuguese and German wikipedias. I have notified an admin on the pt wikipedia. I don't know if a global block is required yet or not, but something to watch.Davemeistermoab 18:24, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Today the user enterred es, fr and pam as well... http://toolserver.org/~luxo/contributions/contributions.php?user=71.8.197.170&blocks=true. --MagnusA 09:08, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

69.116.146.211

I'm requesting a 3 months global block on this IP address. As you can see on it's global contributions page, it is warned/banned in some projects as it is cross-wiki disruptively editing Philippines related articles (eg, today ocwiki). Thank you, df|  21:43, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Strong support. This guy really is in need of a forced break. Wutsje 21:47, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

  Done — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 21:50, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Request for global (un)lock and (un)hiding

Global lock request

Status:    Done

Please lock the following accounts. They all are confirmed sockpuppets used to add mass cross-wiki copyright violations. All of them are blocked at eswiki and commons (and some of them at enwiki too) but they are switching to other wikis as you can see here (inserting articles in other languages with copyvios) and here (the same, but with another account). Thank you in advance. df|  14:06, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:07, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Gracias, saludos, df|  18:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Various spammers

See en:User_talk:Brandon#Desiphral and en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Desiphral/Archive; there is a massive sock ring owned by a banned paid editor spamming crosswiki. This user is still active on freelance sites so it is likely the spam will continue. To clarify, the issue is not the paid editing, the issue is the spamming and socking. Triplestop 03:18, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

All locked, except where no global account exists (including the one I deleted by mistake), in which cases I've blocked all local accounts. I've left Desiphral alone, however: the name belongs to a sysop at rmywiki, and I suspect this is someone other than our spammer, so I can't be sure which accounts to block. — Dan | talk 03:42, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Requests for global IP block exemptions

Global IP block exempt for Wcam

I'm a sysop of zhwiki and I'm from China. Since I'm active in several Wikimedia Projects and sometimes cannot access Wikipedia directly due to the Internet cencorship in China, so I want to request global IP block exempt in order to edit pages via global blocked proxy IPs. Thanks. --Wcam 16:50, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I personally would see no problem with granting this to You. The only problem is there is not yet such a group, it has never been approved nor created, I hope that we can chance this asap to grant people like You such. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:45, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
While it's easy here to create a new global user group "global IP block exempt" via Special:GlobalGroupPermissions, it's surely quite difficult whom to give that right: It shouldn't be given out for everyone because of possible CheckUser requests, but to those who really need them (e. g. users in countries with censored Internet access like China, Iran etc.). We should at least start giving it out, that case now seems appropriate. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:32, 13 August 2009 (UTC) P. S.: We have that problem on de.wp, too, that we don't know whom to give that right, see de:Wikipedia:IP-Sperre-Ausnahme and its talk page if you understand German (basically pointing to spacebirdy 9_9).
So far as I know, none of the discussion on granting global ipblock-exempt has produced any consensus. For example, my view is that it should only be granted when global blocks need to be bypassed. Any local blocks should be bypassed by granting local ipblock-exempt on the relevant wiki(s). We need to hash out what we're going to do before we do it. Thanks  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 04:01, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
This is one I can agree with because it is for bypassing globally-blocked IPs. Given repeated past discussion, I'd say there's consensus to implement the user group for that, however not for other cases. I'll do it now.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 13:41, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Abigor

Hi there, Every now and than I cant use my PDA because vandals used my mobile network and made sure it was blocked globally, I would ask the stewards to grant me this right so I can keep editting while I'm on the road because those wikibreaks aren't that much fun, thanks, --Huib talk 13:53, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Though apparently there is no special criteria for Global IP block exempt but anyway Abigor is trusted--Mardetanha talk 21:08, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
On that basis,   Done — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:10, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Uhm, and why is the global block exempt for Wcam then not processed too? --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:06, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
It was processed on Sept 5th?!  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:49, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Global IP block exempt for Jimmy_xu_wrk

Hello, I'm a sysop in zhwiki and from the PRC. Since the Internet censorship there (see w:en:Golden Shield Project), sometimes I have to use tor as a proxy to access some "sensitive" pages on Wikipedia, so I have a tor exit node running on my computer. I already have ipblock-exempt on both zhwiki and enwiki, but on other wikis still something unwanted happens. So here I request for the global IP block exempt permission so that I'll be able to bypass torblock on Wikimedia projects. Best regards.--Jimmy xu wrk 04:45, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

I don't see any problem with your request but i really think we need to have some minimum criteria . --Mardetanha talk 10:20, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Thus, do I need to provide anything?--Jimmy xu wrk 15:51, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
  Granted --Mardetanha talk 02:37, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Requests for global permissions

Global rollback for Frozen4322

I would like to request Global Rollback as I have had Rollback on the English Wikipedia (verify) for a while now, and would like to extend into more wikis, to revert vandalism. Thanks, Frozen4322 12:25, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, you do not have the cross-wiki experience we'd be looking for. You are still welcome to help, and in the future you may request this again. Thanks  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 21:29, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Global rollback for ひろえ

Thanks --ひろえ 07:29, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

  • no with 133 global edits. You don't have any admin/rollbacker experience. Barras 08:01, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
  •   Oppose, can someone please block this user permanently on meta he is simply trolling and wasting our time and faking signatures: [1]. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:05, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Global rollback for Yaroslav Blanter

I am a sysop on ru.wp currently also serving as an arbitrator. At least once a week I check six lesser projects (cv.wp, sah.wp, os.wp, crh.wp, xal.wp, lbe.wp) and less frequently bxr.wp. I used to revert vandalism over there (especially bxr.wp, lbe.wp, and xal.wp, including couple of requests to the stewards, and also once I was a temporary sysop on lbe.wp). I can give the diffs but I believe my bxr.wp recors is the most impressive one. I would like to have the flag to facilitate vandalism reverting on these wikipedias, especially lbe.wp and xal.wp where I am currently the most active user.--Yaroslav Blanter 17:14, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

  •   Support, trusted user, is doing crosswiki vandalism/spam reversion for a long time already, thanks for helping, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:44, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
  •   Support sure. Laaknor 20:55, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Should we be so quick to give him the global rollback flag if he only plans on using it on those three Wikipedias? Wouldn't it be much faster to give him a local rollback flag on those three Wikipedias instead of the global flags because I've always thought that the global flag was for use by people who revert vandalism across many more than just three Wikipedias...however, these are just my two cents. Razorflame 18:05, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Keep in mind that not all local projects have the rollback usergroup, so it may in fact take months longer to do that than give him GR. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 18:11, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
  •   Comment - as one of ru.wiki members I confirm that Blanter is really worth of trust and I believe that he would use global rollback properly rubin16 18:18, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
  •   Comment You can hardly find more trustworthy Russian-speaking user. Really — vvv 18:20, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
  Done --Meno25 18:28, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Global rollback for Razorflame

Hi there all. I was a global rollback about seven months ago, but due to concerns about what I was doing with my life, I decided to walk away from patrolling pages on SWMT. However, now that I can devote time towards SWMT again, I would like to regain the GRB tool that I had a while ago. Thanks, Razorflame 06:44, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

  •   Support always welcome back :) Laaknor 20:54, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
  Granted --Mardetanha talk 02:38, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Global rollback for Pmlinediter

I've been helping out at #cvn-sw and #cvn-sw-spam for about 3 months now. I've got ~12.5k SUL edits and have undone many edits at different wikis. I'm a sysop at simplewp and simplewq and a rollbacker at simplewikt, enwp and commons. I've got experience of the rollback feature and would like to help out. Skipping captchas and being able to get autoconfirmed will be useful. Even if I don't get GR, I'd like to help out with SWMT. Thanks for your consideration. PmlineditorTalk 17:42, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Endorse. I work with Pmlinediter on several projects, and I know him to be trustworthy and helpful. I also see him around SWMT quite a bit, so he seems active enough. –Juliancolton | Talk 17:51, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Endorse as well. Same as above pretty much. Razorflame 19:24, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Endorse. Sufficiently clueful at WS and WP. -- billinghurst 00:31, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
  • He'll be surely a good choice. I wouldn't have any worries to grant him GR. Barras 13:42, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
  •   Yes, I think this would benefit the small wikis. Thank you for your help.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 14:55, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
  •   Support ok for me--Nick1915 - all you want 16:15, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Granted. Daniel Mayer (mav) 19:19, 27 September 2009 (UTC)