Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2019-09

Manual requests

Request to copy Common.css from plwiki to szlwiki

Status:    Done

(Redirected from GR) Hi, I'd like to request copying Polish common.css to Silesian common.css. I've asked the admin of the Silesian Wikipedia to do it not knowing he doesn't have permissions for it, so he sent me here.

No changes are necessary since we port templates from the Polish Wikipedia. I've already checked if the stylesheet works by using it as a personal CSS and everything looks okay. --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 15:36, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Is there a local consensus on the change?--WikiBayer 👤💬 06:02, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

I think that this is a purely technical request. It does not require local consensus. Ruslik (talk) 08:27, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
There's just the admin and me, and we both agree.--Uostofchuodnego (talk) 15:59, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
@Uostofchuodnego:I saw that the slzwiki common.css also contained formatting that did not occur in the plwiki common.css. I have kept these.
Write if the templates are working properly now.--WikiBayer 👤💬 17:52, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: Everything seems to be okay. Thank you! --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 18:23, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Enable new gadgets on thwikisource

Status:    Done

Hello, Please enable Site and Collapsible Tables gadgets on Thai Wikisource. You can view process in collapse:

  1. Add following code to MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition#interface-gadgets:
* Site[ResourceLoader|default|type=styles|top|dependencies=mediawiki.util,mediawiki.RegExp]|Site.js|Site.css|enwp-boxes.css|enwp-lists.css|enws-tweaks.css
* collapsibleTables[ResourceLoader|default]|collapsibleTables.js
  1. Create/Import MediaWiki:Gadget-Site.js from EN-WS.
  2. Create/Import MediaWiki:Gadget-Site.css from EN-WS.
  3. Create/Import MediaWiki:Gadget-enwp-boxes.css from EN-WS.
  4. Create/Import MediaWiki:Gadget-enwp-lists.css from EN-WS.
  5. Create/Import MediaWiki:Gadget-enws-tweaks.css from EN-WS.
  6. Create/Import MediaWiki:Gadget-collapsibleTables.js from EN-WS.

I tested gadgets with JS/CSS on my skin that no problem. And started discussion on Scriptorium since 18 August 2019 . No oppose. Also, We don't have Interface Administrator. Thank you. --Geonuch (talk) 03:52, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 21:59, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

igwiki RFD

Status:    Done

Hi. Please, delete ig:NURU and ig:Wikipedia:Edemede mbọ̀ taà/Ọnwaàsatọ 29, 2019. Thanks, —Sgd. Hasley 22:05, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done -WikiBayer 👤💬 05:03, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Move fa:ویکی‌پدیا:پرسش‌های متفرقه to another name

Status:    Done

See request at phab:T231156. --GZWDer (talk) 13:29, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

It should be merged with fa:ویکی‌پدیا:درخواست راهنمایی. Not sure about the process, but you should perhaps archive the current board so that it can be redirected to fa:ویکی‌پدیا:درخواست راهنمایی. Thanks 4nn1l2 (talk) 15:12, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
@Mardetanha: Can you help? I hesitate to do such thing on a right-to-left language wiki... Trijnsteltalk 10:38, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
by Trizek (WMF) [1]. 4nn1l2 (talk) 12:44, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete (or edit) nap:MediaWiki:Portal

Status:    Done

There is a mistake, and it's better to user Translatewiki anyway. Thanks --Ruthven (msg) 21:23, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

That page doesn't exist? Trijnsteltalk 21:35, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
@Trijnstel: The page seems to exist, as I can see the source code. I just don't have the interface admin rights to correct/remove it. The correct text should be Porta d’'a commonetà --Ruthven (msg) 08:59, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
No, it doesn't. The code comes from Translatewiki and includes the nowiki tag you added before. I've now locally created the page. It will be automatically deleted as soon as the translation is updated. Trijnsteltalk 10:36, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Edit lmo:MediaWiki:Editsection

Status:    Done

Due to software change gerrit:189200 the <small> tag used on MediaWiki:Editsection does no long work since Version 1.25wmf19. Please remove the small-tag. Thank you! --Ruthven (msg) 20:47, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Any local admin should be able to make the needed edit - lmo:Special:ListUsers/sysop shows 6 local sysops. --DannyS712 (talk) 01:12, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@Sciking and Grifter72: Can you please do this. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:27, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done --Sciking (talk) 11:20, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Password and my account

Status:    Not done

Hello, I have been contributing to Wikipedia for about a year without logging out. And now I realized that I can’t remember the password and enter my e-mail, because it was not filled during registration, and now entering a new one requires "you need to confirm your identity" password. [2]. I’m afraid to log out and lose all the work I have done. I have another account Kurtapelatur, maybe it'll help. Is it possible to migrate all of the wikis with a non-zero contribution from Kookdans in Kurtapelatur? Please help me continue to work on Wikipedia. --Kookdans (talk) 09:16, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Kookdans, Since you're currently logged in your account, you can be able to change the password. Go to w:ru:Special:PasswordReset and use it to get new (temporary) password in your email. Then use that password to create personal, stronger one. –Ammarpad (talk) 15:15, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
My e-mail is not recorded. This is displayed:[3]. Your reset link w:ru:Special:PasswordReset does not work. Displayed: for the participant with the name Kookdans email address has not been specified. I can't reset the password like that. Is it possible to migrate all of the wikis with a non-zero contribution from Kookdans in Kurtapelatur? --Kookdans (talk) 18:09, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
No E-mail and no password ist very bad. You can try to recover your account via Wikimedia. By thy 2FA, the wikimedia offer to remove the second factor. Maybe they will find a way to recover your account in your case as well. There is no other option.--WikiBayer 👤💬 18:26, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
You say you're already logged in. So go to w:ru:Special:Preferences (or even Special:Preferences) and provide valid email address now. After that you can use Special:PasswordRes to reset the password. –Ammarpad (talk) 19:27, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Ammarpad, To insert mail requires a password to "log in again". Mail can be added without the password only right after logging in. --Sunpriat (talk) 12:29, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Trijnstel:, Is it possible to migrate all of the wikis with a non-zero contribution from Kookdans in Kurtapelatur?.I asked a WMF question. So you can’t do this to me? Will you help me? --Kookdans (talk) 11:50, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

No, that's not possible. But perhaps the WMF can help you restoring the password. That's why I pinged Joe/Fox. Trijnsteltalk 11:54, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Trijnstel:, Why not? You can usercheck both sul-accounts, and both sul belong to him, he has access to both of them now. At least it should be possible to swap one ruwiki wiki. --Sunpriat (talk) 12:29, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Because after migration they will need to re-unify their account. To do this they will need to enter the passwords for all migrated local accounts, which are same as one of Kookdans global account. Ruslik (talk) 19:53, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Closing as the stewards can do nothing in this case. Ruslik (talk) 19:55, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Sending an email to ca would get you to those who can actually do this for you. — regards, Revi 03:01, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Unblock DannyS712 on mediawiki

Hi. I was testing an edit filter and got myself blocked. I'm an admin on mediawiki. I tried to post to ask for unblocking, but I don't have talk page access, and autoblock is enabled. Please help. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 07:21, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

As a side note, this seems to be an unwanted consequence of WMF removing unblockself on all wikis. Perhaps someone should file a phabricator ticket. --Rschen7754 07:25, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Done.--BRP ever 07:26, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks BRPever --DannyS712 (talk) 07:27, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete wikt:mr:word list

Status:    Done

No useful content --Catherine Laurence 10:31, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--WikiBayer 👤💬 14:38, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Hello, I am admin of Zazaki Wikipediya, we should renew and update diq:MediaWiki:Vector.css and diq:MediaWiki:Common.css pages, the system has some problems, but we aren't entitled to do so, may someone help us please? Vuzorg (talk) 04:55, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

What exactly do you want us to do? Ruslik (talk) 08:54, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
@Vuzorg:--WikiBayer 👤💬 17:06, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

There are some problems in Zazaki Wikipedia, we should resolve them but as local admins, we aren't entitled to do so

  1. There is no title from the wikipedia, free encyclopedia on the top of any article in Zazaki Wikipedia.
  2. Another problem arises on the tab, there are quotation marks on every articles of Zazaki wikipedia on the tab, there are not quotation marks on any other wikipedia
  3. There is no Zazaki language's local names on the 'other languages' button, I mean Zazaki is Zazaki in all other language buttons, not in local names such as Zazaish (en), zazaca (turkish ) etc, third problem arises on 'read in other languages' part, on the bottom left of the page. Vuzorg (talk) 13:20, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
In regard to the languages thing, that is standard. I'm likely not going to make the edit myself, but please answer this question for whoever does: How would you say "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." in Zazaki? Best regards, Vermont (talk) 13:25, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is wikipediya ra, ensiklopediya xosere in Zazaki. Vuzorg (talk) 14:46, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
Vuzorg, I have fixed the quotes thing: diq:MediaWiki:Pagetitle, but then I realised that you only need regular admin rights to edit that. So could you add the from Wikipedia string yourself, please? It is diq:Mediawiki:Tagline. Tip, if you append "?uselang=qqx" to any Wikipedia page URL you will see the page with interface message names rather than the messages themselves. Please remember that unless it is something specific to Zazaki *Wikipedia* only all translations to Zazaki should be done on --Base (talk) 09:51, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
I see, the tagline was explicitly hidden in diq:MediaWiki:Common.css. I have deleted the respective style rule. --Base (talk) 09:56, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much, it was an important problem in Zazaki Wikipedia for a long time. I'm admin of Zazaki Wikipedia but I can't edit this page diq:Mediawiki:Tagline and diq:MediaWiki:Pagetitle, because of this I wanted help from here. I used this ?uselang=qqx, but there is From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on the maing page, i shouldn't be on the maing page, how can I remove it from main page? Vuzorg (talk) 10:41, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Vuzorg,   Done. So to be precise to display the tagline a CSS rule had to be added, what I initially thought was the problem was actually the rule about the main page, but that rule had a typo so it didn't work when I added the tagline. Now I have fixed it and I believe this completes this request. Thanks for reaching out :) --Base (talk) 21:25, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Add a few lines of CSS in szlwiki

Status:    Done

Hi, we just changed our Main Page design and I'd like to request adding these lines to szl:MediaWiki:Common.css. Thank you!

/* Don't display some stuff on the main page */
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta #deleteconfirm,
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta #t-cite,
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta #footer-info-lastmod,ŏ_zajta #siteSub,ŏ_zajta #contentSub,ŏ_zajta .firstHeading {
	display: none !important;

--Uostofchuodnego (talk) 17:27, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

is there a consensus about it --WikiBayer 👤💬 17:32, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The old Main Page that we used for the last decade didn't have the title visible either, so there is a consensus. --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 17:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@Uostofchuodnego On the old page, only the title and the catlinks was hidden.(see Common.js) This code hides more.--WikiBayer 👤💬 18:01, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
I can't see anything about it in the szl:MediaWiki:Common.js. --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 18:28, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Uostofchuodnego Sorry szl:MediaWiki:Common.css--WikiBayer 👤💬 18:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Right. Then I'd like to request adding these lines to szl:MediaWiki:Common.css:
/* Don't display some stuff on the main page */
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta h1 {
.page-Przodniŏ_zajta div#catlinks {
Thank you! --Uostofchuodnego (talk) 18:40, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

This is done for other changes come later with a consens.--WikiBayer 👤💬

Great, thank you!--Uostofchuodnego (talk) 16:10, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Hi. Please, semi-protect wikt:tl:diksyonaryo. Thanks, —Sgd. Hasley 23:56, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Protected for a week, thanks for reporting. --Base (talk) 00:06, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Status:    Done

Hi, please, block him. Regards, —Sgd. Hasley 13:55, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--WikiBayer 👤💬 14:25, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:gu:વિકિકોશ:Request an account

Status:    Done

This page was created for vandalism purpose. Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 10:56, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--WikiBayer 👤💬 14:23, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:gu:''પ્રથમ શ્રીનરનારાયણદેવ મંદિર અમદાવાદમાં''

Status:    Done

Spam, please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:24, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--WikiBayer 👤💬 17:43, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

HIGH PRIORITY: Closure of Bulgarian Wikinews

Status:    Done

See Proposals for closing projects/Deletion of Bulgarian Wikinews and phab:T233322. The latter has the link to the confirmation from the Board.
As a first step, we need access to the wiki mainly blocked, and then for someone to do some substantial cleanup. There is someone who will do that, and/or will guide stewards on that. Question I raised at Phabricator and repeat here: What is the best way to do this?

  • Can stewards full-protect the project? Then sysop flag can be withdrawn from all but the one sysop who will do the cleanup.
  • Alternatively, should project be locked from Phabricator, then this same sysop be given some flag that will get around that (local steward, briefly? something else?)?
  • Alternatively, should project be locked from Phabricator, then this same sysop instructs stewards what to delete?

Thank you for your prompt attention. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:08, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Update: Wiki being closed for editing except by sysops at Phabricator. Will add request to desysop people not involved in the cleanup at SRP. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:09, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:gu:શ્રેણી:Candidates for speedy deletion

Status:    Not done

Housekeeping, non-controversial deletion, there is no sd policy on the wiki. -- CptViraj (📧) 08:53, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

The category is in use by {{delete}}. Vermont (talk) 13:32, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
Now it will use wiktionary:gu:શ્રેણી:Delete. I'm doing some cleanup on the wiki. This category is titled in English therefore I've requested the deletion, trust me i won't mess up. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:13, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
Then redirect the category. No need for deletion. Also please be sure to fix the deletion templates on that project accordingly. Vermont (talk) 14:39, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Edit request for dk-wikimedia's common.css

Status:    Done

The wiki for Wikimedia Denmark does not have any interface administrators, and in the interest of not cluttering up the common.css, I'm trying to use TemplateStyles instead when neccessary. However, I need to hide the header of the page Vedtægter, something which I believe can only be done on the Common.css-level. The following code block needs to be edited: h1.firstHeading { 

I think the following should do it, but if a Steward with CSS knowledge knows better, feel free to alter it as neccessary. If there's a way to do it without editing Common.css that would be fine as well, but I haven't been able to find one. h1.firstHeading,ægter h1.firstHeading { 
The WMDK wiki is generally used as a website for the association and a workspace for the members, which in practice means that certain decisions regarding the site are made by the Board (see Appendix I to the Rules of Order), which is why no link to a community consensus has been provided. InsaneHacker (talk) 12:43, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:50, 24 September 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Typo error, correct cat is wiktionary:gu:શ્રેણી:અંગ્રેજી. Redirect won't be useful. Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 16:26, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Esteban16 (talk) 01:15, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Not suitable for Wiktionary

Status:    Done

Please delete all. Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 11:25, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done--WikiBayer 👤💬 14:26, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:gu:NEWS OF 13 DECEMBER

Status:    Done

Not suitable for Wiktionary. Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 10:05, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:18, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Technical deletion

Status:    Done

Good evening, please handle the deletion of the following page: fr:Utilisateur:ZéroBot/Log/Erreurs, which was requested on 22/09. Local sysops are not apparently allowed to do it because the history is too big. Thanks. ››Fugitron - 19:50, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 04:42, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

s:gu:Kaavy lekhan gujarati

Status:    Done

Blank, Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:21, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 18:09, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

s:gu:Seo guidelines for website development

Status:    Done

Duh, Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done + Spambot blocked and request for global lock --WikiBayer 👤💬 18:09, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
 Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 00:52, 27 September 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Not a dictionary page. -- CptViraj (📧) 16:26, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 16:46, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Enable HotCat on gu.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Is it possible to enable HotCat gadget on guwiktionary? -- CptViraj (📧) 00:50, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

@CptViraj: generally we would ask for a consensus, though as it is a pretty universal gadget, so I am putting it into place. As a non-gu speaker, I will do a trade with you! If you can pop over to Wikimaniawiki and do some gu translations at wmania:Wikimania:Mediawiki pages with translations/gu, esp. the HotCat translation, then I can move that over, and have wikimaniawiki more complete    — billinghurst sDrewth 08:17, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Sounds great, Doing! -- CptViraj (📧) 08:52, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
HotCat done! -- CptViraj (📧) 09:05, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@CptViraj: Please try as it should be operational. I have mine operating through my local global.js file (so functioning on all wikis), so I need someone to look and report. Note that I moved over the gu translations.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:15, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: I'm sorry i can't understand what you want me to do. Do you want me to check if it's working fine or not, or anything else? -- CptViraj (📧) 11:41, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes please check that it is working and showing Guteraji as its language.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Translations at wiktionary:gu:મીડિયાવિકિ:Gadget-HotCat.js/gu are correct but unfortunately tool language is still English. -- CptViraj (📧) 12:54, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Language customisation is explained at c:Help:Gadget-HotCat#Localization and local admins should be able to do that. I have moved the gu language page to the local_defaults option, and hoping that will function.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:06, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Ah, It's still in English. I think there is error at wiktionary:gu:મીડિયાવિકિ:Gadget-HotCat.js/local defaults on first 2 lines, see v:de:MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat.js/local defaults. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:25, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@CptViraj: Closing the { } would definitely help. Try again. Trying without the extra complication first. The local_default I think should be editable to admins, let me know if it isn't.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:57, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
It worked  . You're right that it can be edited by local admins but unfortunately there are no local admins on the wiki, That's why i'm here requesting gs to help. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:09, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@CptViraj: Good news. Admin'ing there is presumably not a hard thing to get, even temporarily so to fix things up. Plus as a note, you can add the HotCat components to special:mypage/global.js and have it work on all wikis (which is what I do).  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:18, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:18, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete a image a so.wikipedia

Status:    Done
Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 16:54, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete a image a cbk-zam.wikipedia

Status:    Done
Done by WikiBayer. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:47, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Speedy delete at ro.wikiquote

Status:    Done

Hi! We have a little issue here. On May 9th this anonymous user created a lot of pages (fake userpages and others). I nominated them all for speedy deletion. Maybe you can spare some time and take a look. You'll easily find them at the Recent changes. The project is nearly inactive. Thanks! Regards, AT09W(talk) 21:25, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 22:42, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Speedy delete in cbk-zam.wikipedia

Status:    Done

Plaese delete cbk-zam:Módulo:Coordenadas. I created it by error. Thank you! Metrónomo-Goldwyn-Mayer 23:51, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 06:29, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

w:zu:Template:Eastern Cape infobox

Status:    Done

Please delete it. Thanks. —Sgd. Hasley 18:35, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAh3kal (talk) 19:01, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Other bg.wn articles not having copyvio issues

Status:    Done

The article n:bg:Коментари:Почина архитектът Сезар Пели has just one line, lacking value in any way, especially quality-wise. I think it should be deleted. George Ho (talk) 04:57, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Same with n:bg:Раул Кастро (created Dec 2016), which looks like some stub Bulgarian encyclopedic article about Raul Castro. It doesn't tell news or explain something that is newsworthy.

n:bg:Празници appears to be a Bulgarian definition of wikt:en:holiday, so it should belong, i.e. be transferred, to Bulgarian Wiktionary. Doesn't look newsworthy, especially for ru.wn.

I don't know whether some article about an open letter to a local government (n:bg:Варненски НПО разпространиха отворено писмо до институциите) is up to journalistic standards, and I don't know whether ru.wn would accept it. George Ho (talk) 18:18, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:08, 29 September 2019 (UTC)