Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2013

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Massive creation of three-words articles in cbk-zam wiki

Status:    Done

This user is creating thousends of articles about spanish towns, and seems that nobody can stop he.--Antur (talk) 22:49, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Hola Antur. Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention. I'd tend to delete, not only because of the micro size of those articles, but also because they're written in Spanish and not in Chavacano. I'd like to hear from other fellows first though. Un saludo, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:01, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
I agree with deletion, those articles bring very little to the project, especially since they are written in the wrong language. MF-W left the user a message about it yesterday, and I'd be interested in hearing the user's perspective before removing anything. Ajraddatz (Talk) 13:30, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Unless the user provides a good reason for creating those pages, which is rather difficult, I agree with deletion too. --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 14:13, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
I was asked to look into it on my talk page. If the user won't react, it seems reasonable to delete the articles (however I don't know how correct the sentences are, given that cbk-zam is derived from Spanish. But that is a minor point). On a side note, another user seems to be creating such articles now as well (resp. adding maps to them). I also recently saw this: incubator:Special:Contributions/Monico. --MF-W 16:25, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Any case, I think that "X es un municipio en España" (only content) can't be never considered an encyclopedic article, and this user has created thousands, simply by changing the title and the first word.--Antur (talk) 02:33, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

With a rate of ~10 new articles per minute average I tend to think it's a botopedia case (automatic creation of articles via bot). -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:03, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Meanwhile: Another user fixes the articlenames etc. ... --MF-W 16:53, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
It isn´t botopedia : this type of micro entries may be done at this and more speed just using a template. I've done it in spanish wikipedia, of course with enough information and references. The problem here is -in my opinion- the image can have a casual reader: these "articles" about cities seem almost a joke.--Antur (talk) 22:45, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

This has now been not commented anymore for over a week, also on the wiki itself there were no comments (neither from the user creating articles nor from e.g. a local sysop). Shall we go ahead with deleting? --MF-W 14:54, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Fine by me. As I see it, these kind of articles cannot be evaluated as such. --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 15:56, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Global Sysops TBloemink and I are busy right now. MoiraMoira (talk) 18:18, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
    • Also, Vogone and Iste Praetor have done a lot - were clearing up the last bits — TBloemink talk 18:22, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
      • Yes check.svg Done I suppose - the pattern articles are gone. — TBloemink talk 18:38, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
        • I've restored some templates and larger articles which were accidentially deleted during the procedure. Regards --Iste (D) 18:49, 28 February 2013 (UTC) Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia

Status:    Not done

Welcome.One users in Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia

  1. Creates pages of sabotage in the scope of Wikipedia and scope of Wikipedia Talk
  2. Creates pages of sabotage in the scope of
    1. Talk
    2. File talk
  3. Protects pages without any reason

Please Prevent him and drag him, the validity of the administrative -- 06:25, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi. This project has three active sysops (including Raafat, btw) : did you try to contact them to bring the issue ? Cordially, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 06:42, 12 January 2013 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I’d like you to draw your attention to Mikhail Gubin in bxr-wiki. In particular, he blocked me for deleting a spam-link from the Main Page and for deleting anonymous vandal edits from my discussion page (that have been most likely made by Mikhail Gubin himself — the Check Users could check it).

To my mind Mihkail Gubin should be demoted, notably because he declared his retirement in favour of the project that he defended by my blocking. Also, I have not been notified about the blocking. Saint Johann (ru) 18:00, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Comment Comment Refers to [1], bxr:Special:Contributions/Saint Johann. πr2 (t • c) 18:08, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Saint Johann was banned for triple pullback of replica on his talk page. The link led to a site Wikisphere, with the text "New articles are here". The user was not going to discuss, and simply rolls cues and changes with an explanation "rw".--Gubin (talk) 19:13, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
His explanation "rvv" (not "rw"; two "v"s) typically stands for "revert vandalism". I wonder whether this can be settled without steward intervention. πr2 (t • c) 19:43, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
yea of course! I will apologize for the block.--Gubin (talk) 20:03, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
done. I removed the link to the site. The consensus was found. Thanks. Have a nice day!--Gubin (talk) 20:05, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
A thing is remained unexplained though. Why did Saint Johann revert an admin's action using rvv as object? As far as I recollect, Saint Johann was blocked on nv.wikipedia as well, even though, after all, it seemed that block was wrong, Saint Johann had just reverted a vandalism, therefore you can state the user knows what he does. I was wondering if Gubin's version was somehow related to a sort of spam/vandalism.--Frigotoni ...i'm here; 20:20, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Johann decided that the reference to the alternative project is spam. Perheps he is right. But he was not banned for that, but and for rolling back the replicas on his talk page.--Gubin (talk) 20:26, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps because what that IP had written was wrong or inappropriate. Such blocks anyway are excessive from my point of view. Saint Johann didn't in any way vandalize, and you had to warn him (at least, if that IP didn't belong to you). --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 20:41, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I've reverted his edits as vandalism because those links were nothing more than promotion of his own site on the bxr-wiki’s main page. There was no consensus from my side because this is not his first arguable admin action: for example, he has deleted the bureaucrat election page along with all the talk, and later restored it, but without the changes, and his friends added him 7 votes "pro", inspite of the critics in deleted versions. And my block has not been hidden. The messages on my talk page are some kind of obscenity, according to what I’ve learned from discussions with Mikhail. He wrote me in Skype the same words when tried to insult me.
Also I'd like to add that Mikhail wrote an article about himself in bxr-wiki, where he called himself a 12 years old intellectual, explorer, Crimean chagan's descendant and a Crimean throne pretender. Moreover, he added such Internet merits as "'s watcher and Buryaad Wiki founder", and a self-written book called "Anaon — the last wolf of Prague". Saint Johann (ru) 21:06, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
  • I absolutely agree with Saint Johann. Besides the fact that he wrote an article about himself, he did a lot of actions which do not correspond with the actions of the administrator. After the elections, he start doing "null-articles", for example, this is "article" about Norway: Norway - European country. That's all! And, by the way, the Category added by me, first interwiki - by user ArshavaDm, so you can see that he making "articles" like that. It is absolutely impermissible, especially when it's done by the Project administrator.

Secondly, he starting to create articles... about Wikipedians! bxr:Hoo Man, bxr:Saint Johann, bxr:Bogomolov.PL, about himself and even about me (I requested to deleting it). Thirdly, he crushed Sidebar section - absolutely in all languages you can see Buryat words in Navigation section. We told about it to user Gubin, but he doing nothing with this misstake that he done himself. Fourth, user had a claims about non-free images. This problem (among the others) was in Russian Wikipedia too, where Губин Михаил has been blocked indefinitely. And, as you understand, he just feels the freedom in the project where he became an administrator and start to uploading the files without correct justification. He even tried to upload the million articles (about numbers) with help of one of bot-owner from Russian Wikipedia, but, of cource, this user has rejected this request (sorry, I can't find the link, but this situation really was, I can add the link later). Many Губин's problems described in this message from user Kaganer. Gubin have big problems with the undestanding of Wikipedia and Wikimedia principles, he doing many mystifications.

About the Bureaucrat elections - it was really terrible. You can observe Requests for adminship page in BXR-Wikipedia to understand what was happening at the time. He closed voting in 3-4 days after the starting when all his friends-mitpuppets (ArshavaDm, WikiUserFS) allready woted. He put forward for election inactive users such as Jargal from whom admin's flag was removed thanks for his inactivity. Look @ this request - what kind of administrator wanted Gubin for Buryat Wikipedia? Admin who even can't create the request himself!? I think, Russavia even don't knew about this request. And, of course, all those fictions was about his own bureaucrat elections, page that he deleted, but stewards can see deleted pages - you can observe it.

I request to block user Губин Михаил in all Wikimedia projects. He discredited himself, he did not justify the hopes of those who elected him as Administrator of the Buryat Wikipedia, he continually breaks the rules of the Wikimedia Foundation.--Soul Train (talk) 07:22, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Interesting, this is 3rd situation right on this page where discussed the actions of Губин Михаил. It's time to take the actions! Right now.--Soul Train (talk) 07:40, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  • If someone wants my opinion, Губин Михаил is an immature contributor turned a cross-wiki vandal. He recently tried to squat the Kalmyk Wikipedia, and he was somehow unlucky that I check all edits on that project every day and that I am also a Meta regular. Before that, he managed to squat the Buryat Wikipedia, and this is unfortunate. We do not even know whether the stuff he contributes there is written in Buryat (he sometimes claims bxr-1, which is probably an exaggeration, and sometimes he claims this is his mother tongue). Saint Johann is another immature contributor who considers Wikimedia projects to be a kind of social medium and has very little interest in contributing meaningful content. If both of them get globally locked, we are not going to lose anything. On the other hand, I understand that we first need to follow the formal procedures, and second even if we do nothing is going to happen. To get desysopped on a small wiki one needs to do smth really serious, like the last time it happened the sysop went wild and started reverting stewards' edits. (Just blocking contributors in good standing without prior notice does not suffice, as we know). So the easiest is just to close this topic in order to reduce drama.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:58, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    Ymblanter, I strongly believe that age discrimination must not be tolerated in any way. There is no need to mention that one of the users is immature or Asian, or male — whatever. It also is absolutely inappropriate to reveal that someone is immature, according to Child Protection guidances. Please do not do it again. Kf8 (talk) 09:10, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    "he sometimes claims bxr-1, which is probably an exaggeration, and sometimes he claims this is his mother tongue" oh, how stupid you are! Yes, I speak Mongolian (or Buryat) fluently, because I was born in Ulaanbaatar, but I have problems with writing and grammer, so I wrote I am "bxr-1". Really it is BXR-3 or more.--Gubin (talk) 13:51, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
    I have no idea what his age is. By calling someone immature I mean that he consistently demonstrates immature behavior, not that he is legally minor (which might be the case or might not be the case).--Ymblanter (talk) 12:37, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    (Вы же понимаете русский, не так ли, а переводить это на английский у меня нет желания) Относительно моей характеристики - то, что я не всегда занимаюсь только Википедией, не означает, что "я имею очень маленький интерес во внесении контента и считаю проекты Викимедиа социальной средой". Впрочем, насчёт последнего не без доли правды, ибо проекты Викимедиа таковой давно стали. Делать же такие характеристики только на основе каких-то личных догадок является тем же самым, если бы я сейчас сказал, что вы, несмотря на прекращение деятельности в русской Википедии, продолжаете атаковать участника, с которым у вас был личный конфликт в ней. Saint Johann (ru) 09:15, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    У меня не было никакого конфликта с Губиным в русской Википедии, и я подозреваю, что он там появился сильно позже, чем я оттуда ушёл.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:39, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    Я отнюдь не про Губина и не про себя. Saint Johann (ru) 14:24, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    Тогда, честно говоря, я не очень вижу, как Вас это касается.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:11, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    Ярослав, Saint Johann иногда бывает невыносим, таких сложных людей в Википедии хватает, но сравнивать его с откровенным вандалом и провокатором Губиным - это слишком. Saint Johann очень много делает работы в том числе в малых языковых разделах; в частности, он был временным администратором Лезгинской Википедии и очень помог с техническими вопросами, также он работал в Татарском Викисловаре, причём в самой что ни на есть содержательной части. А вот Губина Михаила заблокировать следует. К счастью, его флаг всё равно будет снят в начале марта.--Soul Train (talk) 09:59, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    Ну и отлично. На блокировке Saint Johann я не настаиваю, но сколько я с ним пересекался, пользы не видел, а флуда много.--Ymblanter (talk) 12:41, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    Мне плевать на то, что вы говорите. И на ФВ мне плевать. вы сами отпертые вандалы (кроме Йоханна). задолбали. идите вы все далеко и надолго. я даже читать это простыню не буду. Мы открыли новую ВП. Без долбоклюя ЯБлантера. Судя по поведению, единственный нормальный тут - Йоханн. Удачной!--Gubin (talk) 13:12, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    А, то есть 2,5 раза максимум? Ну OK, если вы на основе этого делаете предположения о мотивах и т. д., то что вам тут скажешь. Saint Johann (ru) 14:24, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    PS. "На блокировке Saint Johann я не настаиваю, но сколько я с ним пересекался, пользы не видел, а флуда много." - от Блантера я тоже пользы не видел. Вообще.--Gubin (talk) 14:52, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
    Губин Михаил 13:12, 26 February 2013 (UTC) wrote: I don't care about what you say. And I do not care about (Wikimedia Foundation). All you are inveterate vandals (except Johann). You are bugging me! *uck you all far and long. I even will not read all this sheet. We have opened a new Wikipedia. Without (personal abuse) YaBlanter*. It seems that there is only one normal (user) here - Johann. Good luck -. * - this incorrect form (YaBlanter) is very close to abuse itself in Russian language.--Soul Train (talk) 07:06, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
  • As you can see, Губин wrote himself that he (they?) opened "his own Wikipedia". It is not abuse itself, bot you saw the link on the Main page, you saw invitations that he leaves on talk pages of few active users of the Buryat Wikipedia. I repeat - Губин Михаил can't be administrator of Wikimedia Foundaton's progect, he is dangerous and must be desysoped right now, today. I request it as a member of Small Wiki Monitoring Team and Russian citizen who is not indifferent to small Wikipedias on the languages of Russian Federation.--Soul Train (talk) 07:23, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
О да, я боюсь )))) --Gubin (talk) 14:29, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
The request can be archived, the user lost the admin flag and is unlikely to ever get it back.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:57, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Uncovered canvassing in bxr.wikipedia

Status:    Done

Here is the edit of ex-sysop of this project @ Request for adminship. Translate: OK, are we going to check all those users who voted against? Funny. Yes, I asked my familiar Buryats living in the Czech Republic to vote against a candidate who is going to remove my 700 works. Yes. The talk page of (article about) Honduras is one additional point in favor of not assigning the permission. User:Gubin Mikhail (Mongol) 14:11, 21 March 2013 (UTC) --Soul Train (talk) 14:54, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done by Ruslik0, after checkusering him. --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 10:58, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:Speedy Delete in he.wikivoyage

Status:    Done

Please clean up this category. he:voy:category:ויקימסע: למחיקה מהירה. Neukoln (talk) 08:42, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W 16:37, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:Candidates for speedy deletion on hi.wikiquote

Status:    Done

Long pending. Please help. Rahul Bott (talk) 13:04, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

done. --MF-W 13:25, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Requests for ss.wikipedia

An IP user created some personal attack pages about a administrator in Chinese Wikipedia. here is a list of those pages

  1. 烏龜跨氪
  2. User:乌龟跨氪
  3. 乌龟跨氪
  4. 乌拉跨氪
  5. 乌拉跨氪
  6. Template:跨服战
  7. Category:跨服战
  8. 跨服战

I request to deleteing them--Zyuzong (talk) 15:02, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for reporting them. PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:05, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Requests for mwl.wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please delete mwl:Trasporte de traçon animal. Senseless content. Garsd (talk) 09:10, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks QuiteUnusual TalkQu 09:33, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

I would like to ask once more if someone could take a look at mwl:Biquipédia:Pedidos als admenistradores where there is a heap of deleting work to do. mwl.wikipedia has 2 administrators: mwl:User:Manuel de Sousa (who some time ago did something in that page, but he mostly is absent) and mwl:User:Alchimista (who decidedly does not take care of any requests for administrator attention). All requests in portuguese (a few in mirandese). Thank you in advance. Garsd (talk) 19:05, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

I did 1... Why don't you run for adminship there? πr2 (t • c) 19:13, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

There's no chance of me becoming an administrator there. The community is reduced to me (working there everyday) and 2 others (seldom seen there but always ready to say no) who think I'm dangerous. One of them in one occasion even said he is scared. The other confessed in another occasion they both have some plan regarding mwl.wikipedia they're carrying in facebook, and that my work in mwl.wikipedia is affecting their plan. They're both administrators (mwl:User:Alchimista, mwl:User:Manuel de Sousa), so they have the monopoly over page deletion. Well, they don't delete. Alchimista as a question of principle never deletes. Manuel deletes something, rarely, but he seems to forget to delete what he has previously agreed to delete through discussion. So, since in mwl.wikipedia rules "neither won't do nor won't let do", someone from outside is needed. The deletion is as follows:

Thank you in advance. Garsd (talk) 08:33, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

This pages are been evaluated locally. If it takes time to delete or non delete is just because there is a high amount of pages for delection, and it's not easy to attend all the requests on time, when many of them are válid. Biuola, for example, i've pointed locally that it's a valid one, it even is on a dictionary that Garsd pointed localy. So unless is something urgent, we can take care of this requests locally. Alchimista (talk) 11:10, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
mwl:Cronologie de l çdobramientos de ls scándalo de l sanguessugas, mwl:Yamaha XJ 550R Seca, mwl:10 de Julio, mwl:Festibal Ourobison de la Cançon 2013, mwl:Sicosis por windigo, mwl:Festibal Ourobison de la Cançon 2012, mwl:Aneixo:Lhista de persidentes de La Eigreija de Jasus Cristo de ls Santos de ls Redadeiros Dies have already been evaluated in mwl:WP:BF and they're still waiting. What local evaluation they still need, since everybody in the discussion agreed to delete them? Unless someone would like to reopen the discussion. Does someone want to? Does someone wish to reopen the discussion about deleting thoses pages today, tomorrow, the next day? Or are they to stay in limbo for an undefined time? As for the other pages, time is the mother of all certainty. We'll see what time brings and then we'll see what your words are worth, Alchimista. So let's evaluate them locally, let's discuss. There's nothing more I wish so much as to discuss. But discussions don't last endlessly. If you don't counterargue in 2 weeks (14 days) time I'll close any discussion, and don't pop up 60 seconds after closing saying I can't close. That's a fine disruptive tactic you've been using in mwl.wikipedia for the last months. You won't get with that no longer. Either you speak, or you abide by the consensus. Garsd (talk) 12:14, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
You're adding big amounts of pages for delection, with long justifications, and closed by yourself. That takes time to process and analyse each one fo them. And honestly, i see no interest on having this discussion here, nor using an inflated speach. Lets discuss it locally and peacefull, ok? Alchimista (talk) 13:38, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Marking as done. --MF-W 02:29, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Requests for ltg.wikipedia

Status:    Done

In category ltg:Kategoreja:Candidates for speedy deletion there are 2 spam artcles, 1 non-wikipedia style article and many files without an license. Could someone please delete them?--DJ EV (talk) 09:06, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm hesitant to delete the dictionary pages, like ltg:Lītaunīku_-_latgaļu_vuordineica_/_Lietuvių_-_latgalių_kalbų_žodynas. They could actually be useful. Maybe I'll move them to the incubator. πr2 (t • c) 14:08, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok. I had the same idea. DJ EV (talk) 07:45, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
They are not really dictionary pages. They are just help pages and should be moved either to Help or Wikipedia namespace. Ruslik (talk) 19:05, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Moved those to Project namespace. πr2 (t • c) 18:11, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

"Change to section edit links" on sv.wikisource

Status:    Done

This so called "improvment" has introduced editsection-links in ns-104 on sv.wikisource. They where turned of until now. How do we revert this in this specific namespace again! And yes, we have our own sysops on the projects, but editwars with developers is a hopeless task, even for a sysop. -- Lavallen 09:58, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

I do not know if a JS/CSS would solve it, but I'd fill a bugzilla ticket to disable those links in that namespace if at all possible. Others may have a better solution. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:22, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
I would have thought that you could have done something universal with __NOEDITSECTION__ to apply to a namespace. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:47, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
better solution, in MediaWiki:common.css try the text .ns-104 .editsection {visibility: hidden;}, it is how we have been managing it at enWS for a while. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:55, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
though that is probably .ns-104 .editsection .mw-editsection {visibility: hidden;} following the change. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:57, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

.ns-104 .mw-editsection { display: none; } is the proper way that will work. Matma Rex (talk) 16:30, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Actually, I see you've already dealt with it[2]. Matma Rex (talk) 16:34, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Requesting deletion of en:User:History2007/experiments

Per CSD criteria U1, user-requested deletion in own userspace; page above 5000 revisions. Salvidrim! 00:42, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Only 3,500 revisions. MBisanz talk 02:53, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
I see that now, and cannot explain why it was giving me to "over 5,000 revisions" error with a link here. *shrugs* Thanks for taking care of it. Salvidrim! 02:59, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Sometimes, the software miscounts. This is a known issue.--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:23, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Bugzilla? PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:26, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
No, I seem to recall the developer (Werdna) told me that the system quickly estimates revision count when deleting. Given that it only has a second or two to estimate, it's not super accurate. Making it accurate would slow the response time to clicking delete and isn't worth it when the stewards know to run the toolserver script to get the accurate page count. MBisanz talk 03:59, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Request for deletion on multi wikis of articles about Kedar Joshi (d:Q55704)

Status:    Not done

The subject articles are biographies about a self-declared philosopher who has, literally, crazy ideas about the world. His "philosophies" have not paralleled with any of the known notable philosophers and are thus fringe theories. The subject's articles have been debated at various venues on various wikis and have been deleted over the period of time for being non-notable to stand in respective projects. Presenting here the discussions and conclusions of these deletions; on English Wikipedia, on Wikiquote and on Wikiversity. I would request deletion of subject articles on other wikis for these same reasons.

Other wiki articles are; w:bn:केदार जोशी, w:gu:કેદાર જોશી, w:hi:केदार जोशी, w:hif:Kedar Joshi, w:ia:Kedar Joshi, w:ie:Kedar Joshi, w:mr:केदार जोशी, w:ne:केदार जोशी, w:pa:ਕੇਦਾਰ ਜੋਸ਼ੀ, w:sa:केदार जोशी, w:ta:கேதார் ஜோஷி, same as those listed on Wikidata.

Note: This is the first time i am raising such a request on Wikimedia. In case of any procedural errors/drawbacks, please let me know before outright rejection. Dharmadhyaksha (talk) 15:18, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Delete all: English Wikipedia article was deleted as non-notable-BLP. They have created the same article in other Wikis too. There are multiple issues a) subject is not notable and is a self-proclaimed philosopher (his friend RogDel may come and show some trivial mentions to prove notability) b) subject seems to be an Indian (unfortunately) and his only work is insult India and Indians. Anyway... a) notability b) educational/encyclopedic value are two major issues. --Tito Dutta (Talk) 15:30, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • In addition delete these too Marathi Wikiquote, Simple English Wikiquote. If English Wikiquote is followed, then these content have been deleted and recreated multiple times. This is a planned attempt to use Wikipedia for anti-India promotions which should be strictly handled. --Tito Dutta (Talk) 15:35, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Content issue Hi, this seems like a content issue/dispute. Stewards do not and should not get involved in content disputes. They merely act on local requests and follow through when local admins and 'crats aren't active. A mass deletion across multiple wikis would be against the steward purview. I would suggest going through this locally, and contacting admins on the communities. You might not even realize but the policies you are arguing for deletion here are only for en.wp - different wikis have different standards, they can choose to completely ignore those policies and not enforce them. Theo10011 (talk) 15:40, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

  • It is not a content dispute! This is spam cleaning. It'll take long time to manually AFD all these articles. The Wikiversity deletion discussion took 5 months to reach a conclusion (i.e. "delete"). The Hindi Wikipedia deletion discussion is pending for almost 6 months. No progress. Nothing. Following this, it might take years to finish discussions in all projects. The worse probelm is the articles are being recreated. --Tito Dutta (Talk) 15:48, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
It actually *is* a content issue, while not a clear-cut dispute. Again, Stewards can't interfere in this afaik. They will just quote you policy. SPAM or not, unless there is some local consensus or local request individually, they can't do mass cleanups across multiple wikis related to content. This is not what the stewards are for. Theo10011 (talk) 15:52, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • What you and I are doing at this moment— that *is* a valid dispute, since both of us are trying to establish our points, but *not* that one. Anyway, leave that. See Hindi Wikipedia deletion discussion— it is pending for 6 months. Does not it show that, that deletion process is inactive? Now, Hindi is one of the largest Wikis! And if we have face so much trouble in that Wikipedia, I can't imagine what is going to happen in other places. Frankly, I have understood, it is almost impossible to have something deleted in small Wikipedias. --Tito Dutta (Talk) 16:08, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • No, I am quoting you policy and informing you what these requests are not for. There is no dispute from my end, feel free to continue arguing here after this comment. BTW Hindi is #43 on the list of wikipedias by size List of Wikipedias. And yes, It is incredibly hard to get anything done on smaller wikis, most of us have known that for years - there are several dozen requests on these pages a day for the past few years. Theo10011 (talk) 16:22, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Alright then, we are talking, it is not a dispute! Hindi is #43 on the list, but see Gujarati is #93, Fiji Hindi is #113, Sanskrit is #124 etc. I request you to spend few minutes and check this one (archived copy of a deleted Wikiversity page). This is his work. Please give your personal opinion, do you think Wikimedia should not host such insulting, defamatory, hate spreading content? And when we go ahead and try to have these deleted, we find, it is almost impossible to do so. That's the problem. --Tito Dutta (Talk) 16:31, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • But how should we communicate with each wiki? I don't know all those languages. I know Hindi, Marathi and can of course communicate in English irrespective of the wiki's language. But how are we suppose to find AFD templates, their procedures, etc? I also dont know what "administrator" is called in these languages to possibly contact them.
    Leaving aside these technical problems, don't you think that general notability concept is globally same? If not notability, at least nuisance has same meaning through out all wikis. Dharmadhyaksha (talk) 17:08, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Exactly! In Hindi Wikipedia I wrote in English. In Marathi Wikipedia I was asked not to write in any language other than Marathi. --Tito Dutta (Talk) 17:23, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • "Leaving aside these technical problems, don't you think that general notability concept is globally same?" No, not at all, there are no concept of global notability rules not even guidelines between Wikipedias. As you can read at the top of this request page "Other than obvious speedy deletions, all requests should obtain consensus from the wiki community before being requested here and a link should be provided to that consensus." and this case is definetly not an "obvious speedy deletion". As it was said before, you would need consensus on the local wiki, and then you can come here to request action from a steward or global sysop to perform the deletion if there are no local admin on those wiki. Amqui (talk) 19:48, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
As it was said before, you would need consensus on the local wiki — it has been indicated that we are facing problems to conduct AFDs. --Tito Dutta (Talk) 20:07, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
If you want to request deletion of these, ask on their talk pages in English or ask an admin (go to Special:ListUsers/sysop). Stewards will not complete this request--this is up to each community. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:12, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Any idea of any other venue where people have such powers, if not delete can at least consider deleting? Dharmadhyaksha (talk) 21:39, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Nobody on any project have more "editorial power" than any other contributors, and this is definetly an editorial question. The only people who can consider a deletion of those pages are the concerned community. If you are unsure how to start the discussion on the concerned Wikipedia, try contacting local sysops. Amqui (talk) 21:53, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Hi, there is no really venue where you can override the local deletion processes (although it could definitely be overridden in extreme legal circumstances by the Foundation, etc.). Just ask people on each wiki. A steward will not complete this request, for the reasons mentioned above by Theo and Amqui. I recommend you start a discussion on the talk page of each article (on each wiki), or start a discussion on the local "VIllage Pump". To find admins on any wiki, go to Special:ListUsers/sysop (e.g., ie:Special:ListUsers/sysop). Thanks. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:56, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Okay! Thanks everyone and sorry for bothering. Dharmadhyaksha (talk) 05:00, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
One more question. What do we do of projects where there are no admins at all or are inactive? Dharmadhyaksha (talk) 05:40, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Generally, on small wiki you can ask on the local village pump and leave a message to the authors as well as the talk page of the concerned page. Once you have a consensus for deletion, you can come back here, and a steward or a global sysop will delete the page if there is no local sysop. Thanks, Amqui (talk) 14:17, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Lost history

Status:    Done


The page // seems to have been created 15 mars 2010 à 22:04‎ Lmaltier

But it was created before : //

But where are the previous versions ? I can't find them.

Thanks for your help. --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 04:07, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

If you start to delete the file, then you will see that there are deleted components, the whole history was not retrieved. There are a number of pages around that discuss this matter, some explanation at b:en:MediaWiki Administrator's Handbook/Edit Historybillinghurst sDrewth 07:34, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I tried that. But it didn't work : oldest version is still missing. The log says a version has been deleted on 15 mars 2010 à 20:19, but this version doesn't exist when you try to resrore it. --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 22:07, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I see what you after and I think that you may have missed components in the log. If you look at the deletion log for désemblématiser you will see that the page was recovered and moved to fr:wikt:désemblématisé 21:43, 15 March 2010 Chrisaix (Talk | contribs | block) moved page désemblématiser to désemblématisé without leaving a redirect (c'est un adjectif, pas un verbe) and the history that you are looking for is there. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:11, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:26, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Done, the history hasn't been lost, the page has been moved before being re-created. Amqui (talk) 20:03, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

English Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please delete en:User:Herbythyme/Spamwatch. The user has submitted a valid deletion request but the file has too many revisions for admin deletion. JohnCD (talk) 09:05, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm doing it. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:36, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:00, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, thanks QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 15:02, 19 June 2013 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Vandalism page created by LTA zh:WP:HYIP.--GZWDer (talk) 10:39, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Meanwhile deleted by me because local sysops did not act on the locally placed speedy deletion request. --MF-W 08:00, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Status:    Done

Spam: I don't make it a habit wiping user pages, but this page is spam (or at least has every property of a spam page). Local admins are not very active to respond to deletion requests. Droadnaegel (talk) 21:15, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done and thank you for reporting! PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:00, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

closed wikis

Status:    Done

Please change the sitenotices at q:am:MediaWiki:Sitenotice and b:uz:MediaWiki:Sitenotice as follows:

<div style="border:3px solid #000; padding:1em;">'''This wiki has been locked (see [[m:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Amharic Wikiquote 2|discussion]]).''' To contribute to a future wiki, see the [[incubator:Wq/am|Wikimedia Incubator project]].</div>
<div style="border:3px solid #000; padding:1em;">'''This wiki has been locked (see [[m:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Uzbek Wikibooks (2)|discussion]]).''' To contribute to a future wiki, see the [[incubator:Wb/uz|Wikimedia Incubator project]].</div>

Thanks, This, that and the other (talk) 07:20, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:10, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata, at d:Q932711

Would you please oversight the recent IP edit at this item, which added a link there to simplewiki? I made that edit, and did not realize that I had bumped over from a logged-on https: protocol to a logged-off http: protocol. Sorry for the mistake, and thanks for your help. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:11, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Vituzzu (talk) 19:16, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
For the record, oversight requests should not be made on a public page. --Rschen7754 19:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Understood. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:30, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Well, it is not necessary if it only concerns your IP; but if you want your IP hidden, it's not very advisable. --MF-W 21:02, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
I was looking to do it quickly. I wanted my IP hidden, but the way it played out someone would have had to be at just the right place and at the just right time to be able to connect it to me. It was all resolved within about four minutes of the error, more or less. But if a different approach would be just as fast, and more discreet, then I would use it. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
The fastest way is usually to ask for a steward in freenode:wikimedia-stewards (say "!steward OS request" and PM the link to one of the stewards who reacts then). You can also mail our otrs queue at stewards at --MF-W 21:15, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I've never used irc before, but I reckon I can figure it out if I need to. (But what does "PM" mean?) StevenJ81 (talk) 00:02, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Private message. You can use webchat to join IRC if you don't have an IRC client (the "connect" link here: #wikimedia-stewardsconnect). However I guess I should add that your IP address is visible on IRC by default except if you have a cloak (of course you can choose a completely random nick name though and not tell your user name in a channel). --MF-W 00:11, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. If this happens again I'm not so worried if a steward sees my IP; s/he will see it when oversighting anyway. I'd just rather hide the publication of it. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:10, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Buryat Wikipedia

Status:    Done

bxr:Виктор Цой has to be protected, the vandal Region190 adds there an inappropriate link to youtube and is edit-warring against four other users. Thank you in advance.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:17, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Done; protected for 1 week. --MF-W 20:24, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:57, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Chechen Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please, delete all pages, files and categories from this category. Thanks, Saint Johann (ru) 20:51, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

There are actually 3 sysops active now. You might ask them to delete those pages. --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 21:00, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
This pages added by one of sysops, Sasan700. And I'm not sure that this sysops really delete this pages, see another request. Saint Johann (ru) 21:06, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Could you read this thread, please?--Soul Train (talk) 21:07, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I was privy to it. In my opinion, first, the problem should rotate around the sysop at issue in order to understand such actions, and, once solved the matter, those pages could be deleted. Regardless, it's preferable a steward to perform this operation, and Quentinv57 and others, are already working on it. --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 21:22, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Sasan700 reverted all templates without reason. If you want to delete, see this category (all at letter "С"). Saint Johann (ru) 07:27, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? --MF-W 08:12, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Hm, the category is now empty and was deleted on 21 May. I guess this here is solved. --MF-W 22:42, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Duplication request

Status:    Done

Hi. I was told in the Spanish Wikipedia that only you can duplicate (import) an article. Well, they told me that they could, but only from other Wikis. So I request you to import m:w:es:Discusión:Lobo hombre en París (canción de The Mills) to m:w:es:Lobo hombre en París so that both articles will be the same with the same history.
The reason is because It is an article about a song but many people have written there about other song called the same, so we want to separate them without lose the history.
Thanks a lot. Albertojuanse (talk) 14:36, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Sorry but I don't understand the request. This wouldn't be an import as both pages are on the same project, eswiki. What you seem to be asking for is a discussion page to be "merged" with an article (an article that has been deleted). This can be done by any administrator on the project and doesn't need a Steward. If this isn't what you are asking, could you explain further? QuiteUnusual (talk) 14:49, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. What I want is to duplicate an article, m:w:es:Discusión:Lobo hombre en París (canción de The Mills) to m:w:es:Lobo hombre en París, so that both articles will be the same with the same history.
A Spanish sysop told me that this is called 'import', and that you could 'import' an article from esWiki to esWiki. I think. What we need is to duplicate an article, the same in both articles. Thanks. Albertojuanse (talk) 14:53, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
All right, mi fault. We want to duplicate m:w:es:Lobo hombre en París (canción de The Mills) to m:w:es:Lobo hombre en París, not the talk page. Sorry. Albertojuanse (talk) 14:56, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
@QU: He wants the article to be duplicated by XML export and reimport. --MF-W 14:57, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Well, you are our expert new wiki importer; I've only dared import to my own wiki! QuiteUnusual (talk) 15:15, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Mpf, I guess that's true! --MF-W 15:50, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

@Albertojuanse: Is it planned to "clean up" the history of the duplicated page (by an admin)? --MF-W 15:50, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

I don't think so. The point is that we want to keep both histories because of license CC-BY-SA issues. Albertojuanse (talk) 16:00, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, I thought that maybe some versions in the history deal with one song only, and they could then be deleted from the history of the article to which they don't belong. But this is of course up to you(r community). I have Yes check.svg duplicated this page now to es:Lobo hombre en París. --MF-W 16:28, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Wow, thank you. You all make great things. I should come down the cave oftener to see you guys. Regards. Albertojuanse (talk) 16:32, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

English WP: request for deletion of page with over 5,000 edits

Status:    Done

Per this deletion discussion, which I have just closed as delete, please delete en:User:HopeIn3Minutes/List of protest songs whose history contains more than 5,000 revisions. JohnCD (talk) 17:46, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Trijnsteltalk 20:10, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

25 files without (right) licence on avwiki, 10 on lbewiki and 30 on ltgwiki

Status:    Not done

25 files are in av:Категория:Candidates for speedy deletion since 17 May 2012, all of them because of “dubious/wrong/no license” but the wiki has 0 sysops. --Geitost diskusjon 12:19, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

I put a notice on the talk page of User:Seb az86556 who set the templates (sysop on nvwiki). --Geitost diskusjon 12:38, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

10 files are in lbe:Категория:Speedy deletion requests since 17 May, same as above, also 0 sysops. --Geitost diskusjon 13:31, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

And 29 files are in ltg:Kategoreja:Candidates for speedy deletion since 17 May, same as above, also 0 sysops. In addition one file there has been tagged with the delete template because of spam on 26 May, the link goes to a not existing user and there’s no permission. Can IP users upload files on small wikis? --Geitost diskusjon 13:31, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

This file is stored on Wikimedia Commons and was uploaded by the local user there. The local file page was created by the IP, which is possible. Vogone talk 13:31, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
Yikes, this has gone unanswered for a while. I'll start going through them - unfortunately, nobody removed the links to those files, so I'll need to stop being lazy and do it myself. IPs cannot upload files, so not sure what caused that. Ajraddatz (Talk) 12:05, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
These suspected copyvios are still sitting here... This, that and the other (talk) 02:19, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
I had a quick look at those images at avWP, and most look to be fair use, just insufficiently tagged. I would think that initially it would be more useful to contact the community and to assist them to get their images compliant, and to lift the quality of their copyright tagging. Seems a more efficient use of effort. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:34, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
The problem with fair use is that it is an US-American right, not a Russian. Vogone talk 11:16, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

  Progress report? -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:26, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

  Stale closed as stale. Bennylin 17:53, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Bihari Wiktionary

Status:    Done

For some reason, I'm not seeing the Sitenotice on any of the (other) pages of the (locked) Bihari Wiktionary. - dcljr (talk) 08:43, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea what's wrong. I increased the sitenotice id and made a null edit on the sitenotice, but that didn't work. --MF-W 22:09, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
We had that same problem on another locked project (simple...?), but I don't know what solved it then. Trijnsteltalk 22:27, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
(Thnx to Vogone), here's the link: Stewards' noticeboard/Archives/2013-07#Simple Wikiquote Sitenotice. Not a real fix. Trijnsteltalk 22:31, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
MF-W, note that your edit to wikt:bh:Main Page is not having the effect you intended since the site's true "Main Page" is at wikt:bh:मुख्य पन्ना. - dcljr (talk) 03:38, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
I know that {{int:mainpage}} there leads somewhere else, my only intention in that edit was to remove the previous cheerful invivation to edit etc. which is pointless when the wiki is closed. --MF-W 04:21, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
OK, but it might be better to duplicate that notice at wikt:bh:मुख्य पन्ना, and/or redirect one of those pages to the other. - dcljr (talk) 03:53, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W

History merge with article that has more than 5000 revisions

Status:    Not done

Hey all,

I have been trying to find somebody to do a histmerge of User:Tomica/Good Girl Gone Bad into Good Girl Gone Bad to no luck. I was advised to ask here. I'm not much of an editor here, so please excuse me if I'm in the wrong venue. — Status (talk · contribs) 03:32, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

  Not done per w:en:Wikipedia:PARALLEL. Ruslik (talk) 06:44, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Old English Wikipedia

Status:    Not done

There are ten articles listed at ang:Flocc:Candidates for speedy deletion that need deleting, thanks. Delsion23 (talk) 23:22, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

@Delusion23: You could ask the local admin. He checks once a week, IIRC. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:28, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Okay cool. I'm so used to small Wikipedias having hardly any admin activity that I just assumed I should go here with the request. Should have checked. Thanks. [removed] 21:39, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Can someone please oversight that IP address edit? For some reason meta logged me out in the editing screen without me realising. Thanks. Delsion23 (talk) 21:43, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

  Closed left to community. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:47, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Cherokee Wikipedia

Status:    Done

This wiki has just gone over 500 articles, but only because an IP editor has just added several apparent copy-and-paste jobs that look more like Wiktionary entries. The wiki has 2 admins who haven't edited there in the last 7 and 9 years, respectively. The articles are all currently listed at chr:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. - dcljr (talk) 04:04, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

  Done. Érico Wouters msg 04:34, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

nv wikipedia

Status:    Done

Could someone toss w:nv:Naaltsoos baa yáshtiʼ:Hastiin alą́ąjįʼ dahsidáhígíí Ronald Reagan and set up the delete template there? --Rschen7754 08:04, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Page deleted. The redirect from nv:Template:Delete to the localised deletion template (nv:Template:K'ee'doolchool) was removed by the local sysop nv:User:Seb az86556. So I would suggest you to either contact him and ask why or just use the localised deletion template next time. Vogone talk 10:58, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

tr:Image:Julia Okrusko-1.png

Status:    Done

I was trying to nominate the file for speedy deletion as a copyright violation; I wasn't able to, since I don't know the correct template, so I am reporting it here. The file has been copied from [3]; the "license" link are just terms of use of - Mike Rosoft (talk) 05:36, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

tr has local admins, so you will need to ask there; also, {{delete}} works on about 99% of wikis. --Rschen7754 05:39, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks, this seems to work - I was trying "speedy" and "copyvio". - Mike Rosoft (talk) 05:45, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

It was deleted. --MF-W 14:08, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

ko.wiktionary: Please delete all modified system messages.

Status:    Not done

Please Delete all modified system messages. See this --황제펭귄 (talk) 06:15, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

And for what reason? Also the page you linked gives no results. [4] however does. --MF-W 06:52, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
As a korean wiktionary community member,I only can confirm there is no consensus for deleting system messages. It should be declined for now.(If there is more support,it can be requested again.)--by ReviDiscussSUL Info at 07:51, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
He is right. There was no consensus for deleting all system messages. --관인생략 (talk) 00:53, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
I think this link might be actually this. There area consensus about deleting mistranslated Mediawiki messages. wikt:ko:위키낱말사전:자유게시판/2013-09#총의 형성 --Soraepogu (talk) 09:37, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Fixing interwiki link --by ReviDiscussSUL Info at 09:49, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

  Not done on this occasion as we will need clear evidence of community consensus, though I can well understand what is trying to be achieved. Please have a community discussion about which pages are wanted, (try small batches of pages) alternatively which pages are not wanted. Remember that ideally the best place to have the messages edited and managed is at — billinghurst sDrewth 13:38, 4 November 2013 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I've nominated several pages, categories and files for deletion at Cornish Wikipedia. Quite a few files have been moved to Commons and so need deleting locally. Several have unknown copyright status or are unused fair use images. Thanks. Delsion23 (talk) 19:45, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 10:00, 30 October 2013 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

There are a lot of files at Scots Gaelic Wikipedia in need of deleting. There are also a few articles. Thanks. Delsion23 (talk) 19:45, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

There are at least two active administrators. Ruslik (talk) 18:58, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
Okay. Who are they please so I can contact them? The files have been listed for deletion for almost 3 years so I don't think they'll be deleted any time soon without asking. Thanks. Delsion23 (talk) 23:03, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
gd:Sònraichte:ListUsers/sysop Vogone talk 23:04, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
And the only admin who seems halfway active is gd:User:Akerbeltz. Regards, Vogone talk 23:07, 6 November 2013 (UTC)


Status:    Done

There are 16 empty categories and 6 articles requested at Scots Wikipedia. There are also a few others at Votes for Deletion which I nominated last month. Thanks. Delsion23 (talk) 19:45, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:37, 29 October 2013 (UTC)


Status:    Done

In ko:wikt:MediaWiki:Vector.css, please add #bodyContent { font-size: 0.875em; /* 14px */ } . Local discussions can be found on ko:wikt:위키낱말사전:자유게시판#글씨 크기 조정. --관인생략 (talk) 07:44, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:23, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

en:List of longest rivers of Mexico

Status:    Done


Status:    Done

Can one of you powerful cats delete this on the English wiki? It was nominated at MfD and then blanked by the user. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 23:11, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 09:41, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Rename a page on Wikispecies and other

If this is not completed in 24h, I would like a steward to do it. species: Wikispecies:Village_Pump#Old_English_mainpage PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:29, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done--Vituzzu (talk) 23:56, 24 November 2013 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete pages in the category gag:Kategoriya:Candidates for speedy deletion but the wiki has 0 administrators. CourtlyHades296 (talk) 16:57, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. Vogone talk 17:51, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Merge histories in es.wikipedia

Status:    Done

A request has been made to merge es:Anexo:Filmografía de Mariah Carey into es:Mariah Carey, the latter having more than 5000 editions. Thanks in advance. --XanaG (talk) 01:39, 1 December 2013 (UTC)'

You can do a reverse merge. Ruslik (talk) 10:39, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Hadn't thought of that, thanks! --XanaG (talk) 21:42, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

ru.wikibooks: delete new pages violating copyright

Status:    Done

Of some 32 new pages created since 8th, 2 seem to be valid new contributions, 1 is an obvious vandalism, 1 is probably too short to be copyrightable, and the remaining 28 or so are obvious copyright violations.

As there seem to be no active administrators at the wiki right now, I hereby request a steward action on removing the offending pages and (if deemed reasonable) blocking the perpetrators’ access for a day or so.


Ivan Shmakov (dc) 17:22, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:49, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
ACK, thanks!
However, I believe that the accounts blocked do not belong to the same person (as was stated in the reason for indefinite blocking.)
May I guess that most of these edits originated from As per the reverse DNS zone (and the forward zone matches it), this IPv4 address belongs to, which, I assume, is the HTTP proxy server used by the students at the Kuban State University.
A likely explanation is that these accounts belong to a few students there, which were ill-advised by their instructor to use Wikibooks to compile the materials for their classes or such.
Therefore, I believe that indefinite blocking is not actually necessary in this case, and should be reconsidered.
Thanks again, and thanks for your consideration.
Ivan Shmakov (dc) 09:34, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
  Progress report? Is there anything to do still? Has the block been changed? @Ivan Shmakov and Ruslik0: ? PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:22, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Incident from discussion page on the English Wikipedia

Hi. I would like to report an incident that emerged on the discussion page on Serbo-Croatian where a group of users permanently pose problems to me by finding different and totally anti-Wikipedian ways to turn me down in everything. First of all, it was my decision to take the weaker side and start a new and clean discussion to build consensus, but a user questioned my biological (un)ability on doing anything simple, which is nothing else than an extraordinary rudeness capped with a title saying "Ignore Kiril's nonsense above and read this". Then, the discussion started with presenting some views on it and I was again the one who took the weaker side and make a compromise exactly on Kwamikagami's suggestion that he opposes exclusion of the three basic dialects (he even agreed that it's a cogent argument). A user joined the discussion to illustrate a point without even mentioning any reliable source and permanently reverted my edits. I came to present some sources including works by very famous and prominent scholars such like Friedman, Brozović, Kordić and Žmegač, who were regarded as tourist guides and idiocies without even mentioning any other sources to counterbalance the views. Finally, a user who was all the time posing problems and waving a non-existing consensus reported me for violating the 3RR and then decided to post a comment with three different scenarios which suffer exactly from the same problems that I mentioned as pretty relevant when presenting my points in the same discussion. I have nothing else to conclude than just saying that they will always find a way to turn me down, even if they already lack of sources and arguments, use words of mouth about non-existing consensus, have very low regard to reliable sources by prominent authors and use insinuations to get rid of me at any price. Please unblock me on the English Wikipedia and punish these users for their behaviour against me. Thanks.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 00:27, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

First, let me add a disclaimer that I am not a steward, but a mere global sysop, which is sorta similar in some ways (we both handle requests here, for example), but are completely different.
Stewards cannot and will not override community consensus. They exist to implement the community's consensus. They will not override a local admin's action unless it is clearly harmful and/or there is a discussion about it. They are not a global ArbCom. You should follow the local wiki's (in this case enwiki's) process for requesting an unblock. Don't expect stewards to get involved. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:39, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you and sorry for posting this here.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 02:07, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

  Closedbillinghurst sDrewth 14:41, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

q:et:Eesti vanasõnad

Please consider allowing only auto-confirmed users to edit this page indefinitely. Roughly quarter to half of the edits on this small wiki are anonymous vandal actions on this page. Has been so for years. 22:12, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Protected for a few months. If it continues, the protection can be extended. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:15, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Deletion request for en:wp page with many revisions

Please delete en:User:Makospakos11/sandbox, a page being used only for a fantasy game, per the result of en:Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Makospakos11/sandbox. JohnCD (talk) 17:56, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done I have done so, but I believe it should have been deletable as a local admin too, with only 2816 revisions while the limit is at 5k, unless it has changed and I haven't been up to date. Snowolf How can I help? 17:59, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
I did try, but the system gave me the "Over 5,000 edits, call a steward" message. Thanks, anyway. JohnCD (talk) 18:36, 17 December 2013 (UTC)