Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2015-04

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Manual requests

Create a filter

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Could a gs/steward create a filter to prevent the creation of empty pages on tlwikibooks? Several ip address have created a lot of empty pages (Already deleted). --Matiia (talk) 03:21, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done You may see it here tl:b:Natatangi:Talaan ng pansala.--AldNonymousBicara? 02:29, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

tw:Template:Link FA

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Per above. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:34, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


Thanks. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:36, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

All,   Done.--AldNonymousBicara? 02:20, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

AldNonymous We should the same for Link GA. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:11, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Magioladitis, can you just link them here? So I can use it for permalink on deletion rationale.--AldNonymousBicara? 14:34, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

AldNonymous These:

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-- Magioladitis (talk) 17:32, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

  Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:50, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
also done for the rest.--AldNonymousBicara? 22:20, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

@Billinghurst and Aldnonymous: Thanks guys! Nice job! I missed to report ky:Калып:Link ТТ. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:33, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

@Magioladitis: As numbers of those templates have been protected, I have been through and applied the logic to all other wikis, with the exception of amWP where the bureaucrat doesn't like me and csWP where they have a different implementation, see w:cs:Šablona:Link_FA. I have also delete the FA templates from small wikis where the conversation has been open for an extended period.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:45, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Wait, ptwiki said phab:T72209. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:05, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Several pages

Pages tagged for speedy deletion for a long time.--GZWDer (talk) 05:03, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

  Done. --Stryn (talk) 09:02, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for indef semi-protection of zh-classical:丁先皇

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Vandalism by cross-wiki LTA. --Lanwi1(Talk) 11:58, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Help needed on Hindi Wikipedia

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Hello. I would like to draw your attention on a difficulty faced by Hindi Wikipedia. The following is the list of the IPs that are indulging in this activity of creating pages on Hindi wikipedia in Nepali language since the last two days:


Here is the Village Pump discussion on the issue . Part of the discussion within the section referred here might be comprehensible to anyone as its in English.

We have eight admins on Hindi Wikipedia. Unfortunately, seven are unavailable since past some time and lone active admin examined the issue this morning with a promise that he'll block IPs if further mischief takes place. Messy things have happened. But unfortunately he isn't available. Please help Hindi Wikipedia by blocking these mischievous IPs. --Muzammil (talk) 16:15, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

  •   Done ranged block for 2 week , Based on GUC it was actually a crosswiki abuse, in the meantime please tell the local sysops to delete that hundred pages created by said IP.--AldNonymousBicara? 17:47, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
@Aldnonymous: Thank you for the prompt action. We are extremely thankful to you. --Muzammil (talk) 18:15, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Also done deleting some pages, please tell local sysops to delete the pages I did not delete (if they are/the local admin active again).--AldNonymousBicara? 18:20, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Effort to promote propaganda / ideology

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This is with regard to newly created user account 20 anniversarier. This user has prepared a draft Fall of Srebrenica which he wants to see as an article on 30+ Wikis. See: global contribs. The aim appears to be create a parallel/ conflicting writeup to English Wikipedia article. On every Wiki, this user creates this writeup in userpage / sandbox and asks the community on village pump or community portal to create their own local version of the article. Request to please stop this propagation agenda.--Muzammil (talk) 12:36, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

ps.wikipedia speedy deletions

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Please delete some of these, particularly the copyvio files (tagged by NahidSultan): w:ps:وېشنيزه:د چټکو ړنگولو کانديد مخونه. --Nemo 22:59, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

  Done. Alan (talk) 09:21, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Disable some filters on kowiki

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Please turn off following ko:특:편집필터 on kowiki; these are no longer needed (filter are at least 2-3 years old). I tried to turn off as a local sysop but it fails.

9, 11, 13, 14

Thanks! — regards, Revi 04:54, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Please fill a ticket in Phabricator. All you need IMHO is sysops to have 'abusefilter-modify-restricted'. Since 'block autopromote' is configured as restricted action, you are not able to modify it without that. -- M\A 17:42, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: You mean the configuration change? Configuration change requires community consensus, and I don't have enough time to gain one now. (I don't think we need abusefilter-modify-resteicted right now, too) Or you mean to file a bug to disable them? — regards, Revi 08:26, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@-revi: I mean configuration change. There should be a reason why you were able to create the filter with restricted actions and now you're not. I'm not sure if 'abusefilter-modify-restricted' was part at the beginning of the sysop usergroup, otherwise I don't know. Maybe Hoo can give us some light in this issue. Best. -- M\A 14:49, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
If it wasn't it wouldn't exist at first place. Since we don't use it now and we don't intend to use 'abusefilter-modify-restricted' in near future, I don't feel comportable adding that to sysop's tools. Why should we add tools to disable 4 filters and forget about it? It is simply waste of time and resource of the community. +ps. '-revi' is my username. Revi does not trigger pings. — regards, Revi 08:44, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
I've disabled filters 11, 13 and 14 as you requested, and linked to this request in the filters' comment field. Filter 9 was already disabled by Bennylin. Regarding configuration change, I'm not going to push you or anyone to open the discussion if you don't want to, if you feel it shouldn't be, so be it. -- M\A 21:10, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, but #14 wasn't turned off. — regards, Revi 04:18, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Done --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:55, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
My bad. Sorry and thanks. -- M\A 22:42, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Copyright violations on sqwikibooks

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A user on may be posting a large number of copyright violations, as reported on my talk page. There are no local administrators. A few spot checks confirms the content is taken from other sites. —Pathoschild 04:00, 03 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 21:19, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Make outreach.wikimedia a GS wiki

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I believe there's consensus at [1] for this. (Note: I started the discussion when I was an admin, then resigned halfway through uncontroversially, and I also was a crat there too... so take that for what you will). --Rschen7754 16:00, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:27, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

sir kiss@he.wikipedia

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Please remove my sysop status. --Sir kiss (talk) 11:27, 6 April 2015 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done - Thank you for your services for Wikipedia! -Barras 17:44, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

@Sir kiss: Please request that here Steward requests/Permissions, also why did you made comment using Barras name? Not only that it's from 3 years ago.--AldNonymousBicara? 11:32, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of bcl:Ma. Concepcion Vergara

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I'd ask for deletion of the article locally, but I can't because the one who wrote the article is the project's lone administrator. This page is defamatory and unfairly targets a member of Wikimedia Philippines who happens to be a friend of the organization's Treasurer, to which the author of said article has a personal vendetta with. It would be great if a steward can take action on this. --Sky Harbor (talk) 03:43, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Page deleted by local sysop already. Best regards, -- M\A 22:23, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

cdo:模板:Link FA

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Orphaned.--GZWDer (talk) 05:13, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 22:41, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of a user page

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Please delete arz:مستخدم:Hercule, because I now use a global user page. Thanks --Hercule (talk) 15:02, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

That wiki has local admins and since this isn't an emergency I see no need to involve a global sysop/steward in the deletion. Just ask the local admin to do it for you. Vogone (talk) 15:11, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

koi:Шаблон:Link FA

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Per #ak:Nhwɛsode:Link FA, no sysops on koiwiki. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:44, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. -- M\A 22:26, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Rename "Palestinian people" on en.Wikipedia

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Per consensus in the RM discussion at w:Talk:Belizean people#Requested move 2 April 2015, Palestinian people needs to be moved to Palestinians. Due to its substantial edit history, a Steward is required for this move. Cheers! BD2412 T 16:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

(Note: The talk page and subpages have already been moved to the new title). BD2412 T 16:11, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Cheers! BD2412 T 17:06, 24 April 2015 (UTC)