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This page is for Wikimedia wikis having no active administrators. Requests can be made here for specific administrative actions (such as page deletion) to be performed by a steward or global sysop. In other cases:
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Removal of admin Pavan Santosh @ te.wikipediaEdit

Status:    In progress


Admin in te.wikipedia Pavan Santosh has betrayed the Telugu Wikipedia. He collapsed Te.wikipedia alongwith Chaduvari. He does not make any discussion harmonious and smooth. He does things like intimidate and harass other members. Remove him from admin status immediately. --2409:4070:409E:4867:D011:9454:13E6:E91A 09:13, 27 July 2021 (UTC) Ajay Kumar Nomula

150 spam ?Edit

Status:    In progress

All 150 contributions/articles on Studio 54 Network (here in "simple english" for example) appear to be spam ? --Arroser (talk) 12:25, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

@Arroser: Simple Wikipedia has local sysops, GS or Stewards can't help you. simple:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 19:27, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: : Simple english was only an example, to have links on the article, on the others WP. The real problem is not only this language, but the 150 articles i think. --Arroser (talk) 19:30, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
Could you please link articles that are at global sysop-enabled wikis then? THanks! Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:31, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
OK Wikidata d:Q39841 Article created by Luigi Salvatore Vadacchino. Article are in ak:Radio_Studio_54_Network bm:Radio_Studio_54_Network ca:Radio_Studio_54_Network and more.𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 19:37, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
I think we should delete these pages. The content is 1 line + Links. This is not Useful for the projects. Please more opinions. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 19:01, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
@WikiBayer I agree Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:02, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
.:@WikiBayer I agree as well. EstrellaSuecia (talk) 17:06, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

If we are talking Radio Studio 54 Network (Q39841) then really shouldn't they be raised with the individual wikis. It is not up to this place to determine the notability nor whether pages that have been considered a reasonable addition for 8+ years after they were created. That has not been our role previously, and without some broader discussion through an RFC I don't think that we should act. Different from asking stewards or GS to act as administrators at these wikis where a legitimate conversation has taken place.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:01, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

billinghurst the problem i'm seeing is that this is a massive crosswiki borderline hoax :/ Praxidicae (talk) 00:20, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@Praxidicae: The item is visible at so many major wikis so who are we at this wiki to make that determination with the scope that we have been granted by the communities in our rights allocation. The processes for deletion of out of scope material is set to belong to local wikis. If the major wikis went about their investigations and came to their determinations, then these determinations flowed out to the wikis, then we have the scope to act. Tell/show me where it is in scope for this forum to be the instigator for such actions. Yes, it means more work, yes it is a PITA, but once we start that slippery slope of granting ourselves the power, then … No thanks, let us act within scope.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:38, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry I wasn't advocating for doing anything, it was just a comment in general. Praxidicae (talk) 00:50, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
@billinghurst Quote "The item is visible at so many major wikis ... The processes for deletion of out of scope material"
I don't see that as "Out of Scope". One line and the web links is not useful content. Pages with useful content should not be deleted by GS, but pages like in the akWP can, in my opinion, be deleted using Reason "Crosswiki Spam/no useful content". --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 13:21, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I am making zero judgment on the articles. I am talking about the community specified roles of global sysops and stewards.

Out of scope for global sysops and stewards to speedy delete 8 year old articles. Out of scope for Steward requests/Miscellaneous to determine local wikis deletion processes. If you were doing works added today, maybe. Works added in 2012 should go through due process at the wikis. These wikis, they own their issues, we don't. Don't start making this role to be more than we have been elected to do.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:09, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Speedy deletions on suwikiEdit

Status:    In progress
  • Please clean su:Kategori:Artikel_anu_kudu_dihapus. Thanks! Bencemac (talk) 06:44, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
    ^moved from GSR since its been there a while --DannyS712 (talk) 01:23, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
    Mentioning suwiki admins A2613 and RXerself as they've have been recently active over there. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:57, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
    @Mssetiadi: I see that you are active, can you please address this matter. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:19, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
    @RXerself and Mssetiadi: Is there issues having the current suWP administrators undertake the maintenance tasks? Please would you be able to sort this out otherwise global sysops will just have to do it with less understanding of the issues than you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:54, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Harassment page on ruwikinewsEdit

Status:    In progress

wikinews:ru:Фонд Викимедиа сломал Русские Викиновости опять is basically harassment of Ladsgroup, POV-pushing, and a rant about phab:T287362. Could someone do something about it? It's unlikely anything will be done as the page creator is an bureaucrat. Thank you so much. --Firestar464 (talk) 04:15, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

While I agree with everything you've said (having written the same elsewhere), I don't see how this is a matter for stewards to resolve. Legoktm (talk) 06:07, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
So what am I supposed to do? --Firestar464 (talk) 08:00, 28 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Our rules and traditions require you to initially discuss the problems with the project community. Russian Wikinews has two bureaucrats, six administrators and the active community, whose members very often argue with each other and find consensus. Another administrator explained this to you n:ru:Обсуждение участника:Firestar464. As I see it, there is a normal working discussion going on. This is definitely not a stewards problem. At least for now. --sasha (krassotkin) 09:30, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Translation Request at kswikiEdit

Status:    Not done

Hello, Could someone please translate Namespace Wikipedia to ویکیپیڈیا. I already tried to translate via translatewiki.net but can't find the namespace translation. It is a necessary task if you could help that will be your kindness . --Iflaq (talk) 10:58, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

see mw:Special:Permalink/4681721#Localisation-𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 15:56, 29 July 2021 (UTC)

Unblock on WikinewsEdit

Status:    Locally handled

I request that my block on Wikinews be removed immediately because it is undue and abusive, all the people who participated in the discussion agreed to this. (1 2) -- Biel 02:37, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

closing, user has been unblocked on ptwikinews. --Zabe (talk) 15:50, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

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