Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2017-10

Manual requests

Delete remnants of cross-wiki spam

This article is the last remnant of some cross-wiki spam created by the aforementioned troublemaker. Mahir256 (talk) 19:48, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 16:50, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

Update URL

Status:    Done

Please update the URL on



Thanks. --Jidanni (talk) 14:39, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello, the wiki is closed so we can't edit it. Stryn (talk) 14:57, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
OK Thanks. Who do I contact to have it edited? Jidanni (talk) 15:06, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Also note on it says

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Stewards.

Therefore please revise that. Jidanni (talk) 15:09, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, I meant only stewards who have an account there can edit your user page. I never had an account there so I can't edit the wiki. However, IMO it's not good if we always need to update outdated website links on closed wikis. Better to remove the link completely or include it on your global user page. Stryn (talk) 15:24, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn: In the past stewards have been able to have developers create accounts for them on all the closed wikis, but apparently that wasn't done en masse for stewards post 2014. I think User:Snowolf set that up. --Rschen7754 01:59, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

That is good to know but that is the only place that link belongs. Also it is nice to know now there are global user pages but that is not the right choice for me at this time. Therefore please put me in touch with someone who can help. Thanks. Jidanni (talk) 15:39, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Done. – Ajraddatz (talk) 16:15, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Jidanni (talk) 16:28, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Junk new pages on the ZU WP

Status:    Done

I voluntarily monitor ZU WP's zu:Special:RecentChanges on a daily basis, and today found five new pages of meaningless content added by two IP users (including a third recent multipage occurrence in Japanese). As ZU WP remains without an Admin and our regular Small Wiki patroler is on a Wikibreak, help in removing the nuisance pages would be appreciated. N.B. - User Syum90 suggested listing such requests here. -- Deborahjay (talk) 11:02, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

  Deleted. Regards.--Syum90 (talk) 17:14, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Citation Bot

Status:    Done

I'm updating en:User:Citation bot to use OAuth for login; it's currently using a deprecated system. --Smith609 (talk) 14:15, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:12, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Delete obsolete soft redirects

Status:    Locally handled

Please delete my following obsolete soft redirects to my user page:

These pages will be replaced by my global user page. --Francisco (talk) 13:25, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, those are large Wikipedia's so better that you mark them for deletion locally on those wikis, so then admins can remove them. Stryn (talk) 13:29, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Deleted by local admins on those wikis, except on fr.wikinews, where there are almost no active admins, as seen on the local recent changes. --Francisco (talk) 14:34, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
You can ping n:fr:User:Grondin, who is a local admin that has edited within the last day. – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:11, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Deleted by Zetud (log). --Francisco (talk) 22:13, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Locally handled. Matiia (talk) 01:26, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Another Japanese "creation" on the ZU WP

Status:    Done

Again today, a new page in Japanese with an extra edit appears on ZU WP's zu:Special:RecentChanges. Please delete. -- Deborahjay (talk) 09:52, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Can you mark this page for deletion? Ruslik (talk) 19:53, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
I've deleted the page but, as Ruslik says, you only need to add the template {{delete}} to the target page and a steward or GS will delete it if the page have to be deleted. Regards.--Syum90 (talk) 21:33, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of user subpage

Status:    Done

Please delete de:user:TaxonBot/Test because there are too many revisions for deletion by myself. I am the owner of TaxonBot. Thank you, Doc Taxon (talk) 13:38, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

  Done page deleted, talk page left untouched as it can be deleted by requestor.--HakanIST (talk) 14:12, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Disarm idiotic abuse filter

Status:    Not done

For some reason, zh:Main Page redirects to the article about main pages, rather than the actual main page. When I tried to fix it, I got blocked by a (probably malfunctioning) abuse filter. Could someone disarm the thing? --KATMAKROFAN (talk) 00:40, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

there is a list of amimistrators listed right here. Also, there is no edit filter since I fixed the link. For what its worth, the main page is zh:Wikipedia:首页. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 01:07, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
There's a thread about it at w:zh:Talk:Main Page. If Google translate is right, then the redirection shouldn't be changed, per zhwiki policy. Shizhao: Is this right? Matiia (talk) 01:19, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
And no, we won't touch the local filter. It worked well and it's up to zhwiki admins to edit it. Matiia (talk) 01:35, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for Grant Metrics - dev

Status:    Done

This is the development consumer for a WMF-built application. Despite having created a number of OAuth consumers in the past, I never seem to get it right on the first try, so bear with me should I have to make another request. I'm on IRC as musikanimal if you want to work in real time. Thanks --MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 19:14, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Done by BDavis (WMF). Matiia (talk) 22:20, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of non-notable articles

Status:    Done

Obvious non-notable articles about young actors starring in one short film. The articles are spam created across multiple Wikipedias by sockpuppets and IPs. There aren't any active admins on map-bmswp and no admins on zuwp. Thanks, --Zhangj1079 (talk) 22:52, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:10, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Vicky Kadian on

Status:    Done

Please delete article Vicky Kadian on Only admin is inactive for 7 months. This article is crosswiki spam by a sock of globally locked user Kadian. Sock has already been locked. Article is already deleted in 2 dozen other languages. Thank you, Taketa (talk) 04:51, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

  Done by MoiraMoira. Ruslik (talk) 20:11, 31 October 2017 (UTC)