Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2019-10

Manual requests

interface Admin request (dewikinews)

Status:    Done

replace the old Toolserverlinks with new WMF labs tools


replace toolserverlink with ""


"" --WikiBayer 👤💬 18:25, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:11, 2 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

No active sysops. Please block him. Thanks, —Sgd. Hasley 19:53, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

This Ip has only 3 Testedits if required to come back later again-- WikiBayer 👤💬

wiktionary:mk:The Republic of Macedonia Constitution

Status:    Done

Google Translate. Test page. -- CptViraj (📧) 05:49, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

done  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:54, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:ur: عادل شاہی حکومت

Status:    Done

Google Translate. Wikipedia content. -- CptViraj (📧) 06:06, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAh3kal (talk) 10:28, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Delete housekeeping broken redirects too: wiktionary:ur: عادل شاہ حکومت and wiktionary:ur:AADIL SHAH HAKUMAT. -- CptViraj (📧) 11:32, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
  Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 15:04, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:kn:Wiktionary:Request an account

Status:    Done

Nah. -- CptViraj (📧) 06:45, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAh3kal (talk) 10:29, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

ig:Wikipedia:Edemede mbọ̀ taà/Ọnwaìri 1, 2019

Status:    Done

It seem a test page. Maybe should be deleted.--Catherine Laurence (discussion) 08:16, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

done --WikiBayer 👤💬 08:25, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Update RefTools on is.wikipedia

Status:    Done

There are no interface administrators on is.wikipedia.

Update RefTools by replacing the code at is:Melding:Gadget-refToolbar.js with en:Wikipedia:RefToolbar/2.0/porting and adding "mediawiki.util" to the dependancies of the gadget at is:Melding:Gadgets-definition. Since the gadget was last updated the showtoolbar option was removed in MediaWiki 1.32 (see the end of breaking changes at mw:Release notes/1.32#Breaking changes in 1.32) and because of this the gadget is never going to load, unless it gets updated.--Snaevar (talk) 00:21, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Done. — regards, Revi 08:26, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:ur:Pakistan Zinda Bad

Status:    Done

Not suitable for Wiktionary. -- CptViraj (📧) 09:44, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAh3kal (talk) 10:46, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Image cleanup on is.wikisource

Status:    Done

Local discussion: is:s:Wikiheimild:Potturinn#Færa_myndir_á_Commons, is:s:User talk:Aris4444‎, is:s:User talk:Óli Gneisti‎

Please delete the following images from is.wikisource. They are all on Wikimedia Commons.

I have filed an proposal on the local village pump and on the user pages of all uploaders, which are only two in this case. No opposes where made in any of these three discussions during the two weeks that have passed since I posted them.

The files are all free and should be on Wikimedia Commons. I have allready uploaded those files who where not on Commons to Wikimedia Commons. I have made sure that all of the image links will still link to the correct image after the deletion. All of the files where uploaded to is.wikisource with limited or no information, but I have added information to some of the files.

Here is the list of files:

  1. is:s:Mynd:003.JPG.svg
  2. is:s:Mynd:1001.JPG.svg
  3. is:s:Mynd:1001b2-wiki.pdf
  4. is:s:Mynd:Angurgapi.png
  5. is:s:Mynd:Fengur.png
  6. is:s:Mynd:Fjölnir.png
  7. is:s:Mynd:Freyr.png
  8. is:s:Mynd:Ginfaxi.png
  9. is:s:Mynd:Ginnir.png
  10. is:s:Mynd:Karlamagnús Annað kerfi.png
  11. is:s:Mynd:Karlamagnús Fyrsta kerfi.png
  12. is:s:Mynd:Karlamagnús Þriðja kerfi.png
  13. is:s:Mynd:Kaupaloki.png
  1. is:s:Mynd:Norsk avfintyri b1.pdf
  2. is:s:Mynd:Róðukross.png
  3. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 1.png
  4. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 10.png
  5. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 11.png
  6. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 2.png
  7. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 3.png
  8. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 4.png
  9. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 5.png
  10. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 6.png
  11. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 7.png
  12. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 8.png
  1. is:s:Mynd:Rúnir 9.png
  2. is:s:Mynd:Skipaði hún ambáttum sínum að þjóna henni eins og drottningu sinni.svg
  3. is:s:Mynd:Smérhnútur.png
  4. is:s:Mynd:Stafir móti illum sendingum 1.png
  5. is:s:Mynd:Stafir móti illum sendingum 2.png
  6. is:s:Mynd:Stafir til að sjá þjóf 1.png
  7. is:s:Mynd:Stafir til að sjá þjóf 2.png
  8. is:s:Mynd:Varð Núreddín þá sem steini lostinn og hengdi niður höfuðið.svg
  9. is:s:Mynd:Ægishjálmur.png
  10. is:s:Mynd:Þekkur.png
  11. is:s:Mynd:Þjófastefna.png
  12. is:s:Mynd:Þrumur.png
  13. is:s:Mynd:Þundur.png
  14. is:s:Mynd:Þórshamar.png
  15. is:s:Mynd:Þúsund og ein nótt.svg

--Snaevar (talk) 15:36, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

I noticed that some of the files are still in use. Ruslik (talk) 15:59, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
@Snaevar: Ruslik (talk) 15:43, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
  Done. Snaevar, could you check that everything is in order? By now what files did have usages had the same name as the duplicate on Commons, so it was safe to delete them, which is what I did. --Base (talk) 01:33, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Merge on guwiktionary

Status:    Not done

Please merge wiktionary:gu:વિકિકોશ:Community Portal into wiktionary:gu:વિકિકોશ:સમુદાય મુખપૃષ્ઠ. Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 04:02, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

  Not done You can just redirect one page to another. Ruslik (talk) 18:22, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:gu:વિક્ષનરી:Community Portal

Status:    Done

Namespace error redirect, not useful. Also this is misleading too, MM won't work. -- CptViraj (📧) 04:01, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:20, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion on sqnews

Status:    Done

Please delete n:sq:Skeda:Information icon4.svg. Thanks. —Sgd. Hasley 15:04, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

  deleted, thanks. --Base (talk) 15:31, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Spambots @ various wikis

Status:    Done

Please check ts.wiktionary, nyc.wikimedia & nl.wikisource and nuke the spamming pages. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 12:30, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAh3kal (talk) 13:36, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Merge page history

Status:    Not done

Can anyone merge some pages' history?

Thank you. --- I am Davidzdh. 16:02, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Davidzdh, the cdowiki pages you have linked do not exist, this makes it unclear for me what exactly you want to be done. Could you elaborate, please? --Base (talk) 23:58, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
@Base: Sorry, I've fixed them. Now links are correct. - I am Davidzdh. 04:28, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
This may require stewards to export the cbowiki pages to XML files and then importupload them on zh.wikiversity --94rain Talk 01:50, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
It looks like we are talking two pages in User: namespace, being merged into articles at another wiki. I am not sure that we need to maintain any history for these cases, just copy them over.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:53, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism on

Status:    Done

Please delete the vandalist pages of the IP-user here on Ymnes (talk) 13:22, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done. -- Tegel (Talk) 13:24, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tegel: Can you delete this one in Persian too? Thanks! Ymnes (talk) 14:21, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  Done. -- Tegel (Talk) 14:24, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tegel: And this one in Catalonian. :-$ Ymnes (talk) 14:25, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
That is all I found on the Wikinews languages. Thanks of cleaning them up! Ymnes (talk) 14:27, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

ta.wn has lots of spam

Status:    Done

See n:ta:Special:RecentChanges, delete the pages I have marked, and please globally block the spambots there. Thanks. --—Justin (koavf)TCM 01:39, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

@Koavf:, deleted all except n:ta:Rina Ishihara for which I'am not sure whether is an legitimate news item about a new film or spam. I requested global lock for the spambots.—Ah3kal (talk) 03:57, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion on hifwiki

Status:    Done

Please delete w:hif:baat:Ununseptium. Thanks, --Sgd. Hasley 16:04, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Praxidicae (talk) 16:05, 9 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Withdrawn

Delete all, 3 are blank/test description pages for Commons file and 1 is file description page without file (Uploading files is disabled on guwiki). -- CptViraj (📧) 10:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

CptViraj since it is not urgent and there are 2 active admins @guwiki, I think you should first ask them.—Ah3kal (talk) 10:45, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
Doesn't guwiki come under gs patrolling? -- CptViraj (📧) 11:21, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
CptViraj: It does, but if it can be handled by local active sysops, then you should ask them. Esteban16 (talk) 01:10, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Got it, I've asked a admin on his talkpage. He said "He will clean this ASAP". You can close this request. Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 03:28, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism on Old English Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please delete the page w:ang:ENIAC. Thanks in advance, Szczecinolog (talk) 21:47, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done--Esteban16 (talk) 22:53, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Spambots @ various wikis

Status:    Done

Please check sv.wikiversity, nl.wikisource & de.wikiversity and nuke the spamming pages. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 05:53, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAh3kal (talk) 06:35, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Remove links to newbie contributions

Status:    Done

Per phab:T220447, Special:Contributions/newbie has been removed and no longer works. The following interface pages (on wikipedias), still contain links to it. Rather than making edit requests in each language, I was hoping that a global interface editor might be able to help? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:05, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

eswiki done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:34, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst, Krenair, Matma Rex, and Sophivorus: ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:30, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
I made some (in small wikis and @DannyS712: sorry, but I edited your message marking what already do. Regards, Rafael (stanglavine) msg 13:21, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Apart from the big wikis, the remainder have been done. The big wikis should be left to manage their own pages.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:29, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio, Stanglavine, Krenair, Matma Rex, Sophivorus, and Billinghurst: wow, that was fast! Can you do the same with the following (wiktionary, wikibooks, wikinews, and wikiquote)? I'll scan through wikisource, wikiversity, and wikivoyage later). Thanks again, --DannyS712 (talk) 07:23, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done in all with few or no one active sysop. Other wikis can be edit by your own sysops. @Defender and DARIO SEVERI: you can see pt.wiktionary and pt.wikinews, respectively? Tks. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 15:23, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Last set: wikisource, wikiversity, and wikivoyage. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 18:57, 29 September 2019 (UTC)


  Comment remainder of unstruck have been done.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:02, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion on quwiki

Status:    Done

Please delete w:qu:Plantilla:Karukaytupu2/doc. Thanks. —Sgd. Hasley 22:43, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Esteban16 (talk) 00:00, 12 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

Please, delete w:tk:Salam. Thanks. —Sgd. Hasley 16:07, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

has Local sysops-WikiBayer 👤💬 18:01, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
Deleted by local sysop :-) -- CptViraj (📧) 18:17, 12 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Bot creating same article with different names. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:00, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done by Vermont. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:09, 14 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete it. Thanks. --Sgd. Hasley 10:49, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

done --WikiBayer 👤💬 11:16, 14 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please block and delete wikt:ts:User:KelliU59863. Thanks. --Sgd. Hasley 12:27, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done by Praxidicae --DannyS712 (talk) 00:50, 14 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 05:39, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done--WikiBayer 👤💬 06:57, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:ru:User:D c peasjlc

Status:    Not done

Disruptive editing, can't revert because of some abuse filters. -- CptViraj (📧) 07:16, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

The Wiki has 6 active Sysops at the last 7 days --WikiBayer 👤💬 10:31, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Nevermind, blocked by local sysop. -- CptViraj (📧) 11:21, 15 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Locally handled

There are problems on navbox u navbar templates in Zazaki Wikipedia, we should transfer English Wikipedia's mediaWiki messages to Zazaki Wikipedia. I'm admin of Zazaki Wikipedia but I'm not entitled to do this. We use English language on templates. May someone help and solve that problem? Vuzorg (talk) 10:06, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

MediaWiki messages can be edited by any local admin. Ruslik (talk) 18:35, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
that's true but Zazaki Wikipedia has some problem. Some Templates and Module not work. I think some templates need upload again. If one Steward upload all system messages maybe this problem be fixed Xorasan (talk) 13:16, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
May you help? Vuzorg (talk) 19:32, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
I do not understand what you want us to do? Please, provide exact instructions. Ruslik (talk) 17:56, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
We've fixed the problem, thanks for the interest you have shown. Vuzorg (talk) 15:30, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
I suppose this can be closed as resolved?13019891ahs (talk) 08:50, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

Please add guwiktionary to gs set. -- CptViraj (📧) 10:58, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

What exactly do you mean?--WikiBayer 👤💬 13:16, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Remove it from Special:WikiSets/7, there are no admins. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:21, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Read the wikiset again, guwiktionary is a GS wiki--WikiBayer 👤💬 13:26, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Oh yeah, My apologize, didn't noticed that small 'Not included'. ~~ CptViraj (📧) 14:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Lol, I realised that I've made a stupid request, i didn't even thought that gs has performed actions in guwiktionary before 🤦. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:25, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Cross-wiki vandals

Status:    Done

On the advice of @Tomybrz:, it's enough to have my user pages & my talk user pages being vandalized because i'm a sysop on the french WP. I'm looking for where asking in one go the definitive Extended confirmed protection for all my pages on all projects. Thx for answering. OT38 (talk) 17:15, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Note for information : I talk with Billinghurst on irc, and he tell me to "get them to leave a note on my user talk page, I already have the bones of such a filter". Regards Tomybrz Bip Bip 17:22, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
There is no such thing as "extended confirmed protection". Ruslik (talk) 20:39, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
It exists only on the English Wikipedia. Vermont (talk) 22:36, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

  Comment @OT38: As the conversation is here, let us continue it here. It sets some general conversation about similar cases, and looks to manage some of the precedence. As has been mentioned, we can write global abuse filters, though they do not cover the large wikis (frWP and enWS are different as they accepted global filters), and this can cover a range of actions from creation and editing with the flexibility of the components of abusefilters. That said we don't want to get overly complicated in the schema, it does allow us to utilise it for numerous cases of xwiki abuse and harassment.

We can do something like where page does not exist, do not allow non-autoconfirmed users to create a page. We can go stronger and apply for all wikis and write the pages into title blacklist and use the <autoconfirmed> though that becomes a very big and unwieldy stick with little in the way of finesse.

This could become a can of worms and setting a lot of global work if many people started requesting it. So this could be something that may involve SPoore's anti-harassment project as a more holistic response to such problems.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:20, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

billinghurst, letting you know that I saw your comment. Do you know if anyone has started a phabricator ticket describing the problem we're trying to solve and possible solutions? If not, we need to that to get it on the record. SPoore (WMF) Strategist, Community health initiative (talk) 15:20, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@SPoore (WMF): probably not been put into a phabricator ticket. When I have some time ...  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:24, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
@SPoore (WMF) and Billinghurst: This night my user page & my talk user page has been vandalized 85 times on 30 different projects. Besides ignoring it, what can I do now ? OT38 (talk) 04:06, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
For now a global title blacklist that prevents non-autoconfirmed users from creating your user and user talk pages may be a solution (for the ones already created and you don't need, you may request to have them deleted too). This might be hard to do because the cross-language namespace could be tricky. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 04:42, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@PlyrStar93: Where a global title blacklist can be requested ? Can this title blacklist be applied on user talk pages too ? OT38 (talk) 05:11, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Request at Talk:Title blacklist. The syntax I can think of would be something like .*:OT38 <autoconfirmed> to catch language variations on namespaces (including user and user talk namespaces) and the page name without namespace to be exactly "OT38" so there won't be much overkill. Existing pages can still be edited, but non-autoconfirmed users will not be able to create new page. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 05:17, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@OT38: I am going to hasten slowly on this construction if we are utilising title blacklist. This addition will stop editing and creation by non-autoconfirmed. If we have the issue on so many wikis, and you have existing user or user talk pages, then we need to manage those as well. Now, as I have hard-coded user/user talk, I am pretty certain that it will only function on default English language wikis, though let us test it for function prior to expanding. I do wish to minimise possible negative consequences of that big ugly stick.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:07, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Thx a lot for the time you give to my request. OT38 (talk) 19:53, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
The magic word hasn't worked. Page creation by new users is still happening. Not sure if it's because the conversion only happens at Meta so page names in other wikis will have to match the converted result at Meta. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:42, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

  Comment @OT38: at this time the best that we can do is utilise an abusefilter, so I have global-181 which is my attempt to manage (rewritten following more thinking), though it is a little difficult to test, so please report future abuse and we can see what we can do.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:50, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

This IP has been vandalising. Can be blocked? Thanks. --Sgd. Hasley 15:55, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

by Praxidicae --WikiBayer 👤💬 19:10, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please, delete next pages:

Thanks in advance. —Sgd. Hasley 18:09, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Turkmen talk 18:29, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

css request for el.wiktionary

Status:    Done

An addition at el.wikt Common.css as described at its discussion concerning toclimit. Thank you in advance --Sarri.greek (talk) 18:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Done, thank you Sarri.greek (talk) 19:17, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@Sarri.greek this page is for request to global Sysops or Stewards and not for local Sysops--WikiBayer 👤💬 08:34, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
WikiBayer, sorry I do not understand your nomenclatura. For emergencies and questions, i was given this address: and I understood that for css, etc i had to come to :miscellaneous . We did not have an interface administrator. Now we do, but there may be an absence of months. We need an address, for all kinds of techincal support and questions. Sorry, that i misunderstood the instructions at the top of this page. Suppose that i need someone to check a Module. Where do i ask for help? Sarri.greek (talk) 13:14, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion on Old English Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please delete this site: w:ang:Sar Faraz Harfi (article written in English, no sources). --Szczecinolog (talk) 12:52, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

done  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:24, 19 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please check q:ku:Kategorî:Gotarên ku bên jêbirin. No local sysops. Thanks, —Sgd. Hasley 15:03, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Deleted. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 15:13, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion on Old English Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please delete w:ang:The weather in London.

Szczecinolog (talk) 19:28, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Praxidicae (talk) 19:29, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:ks:زٲژ:Candidates for speedy deletion

Status:    Done

Spambot trash, please clean. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:44, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Deleted. Vermont (talk) 15:09, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
 Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 05:53, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for temporary semi-protection User talk:MCC214

Status:    Locally handled

Persistent sockpuppetry (Special:CentralAuth/My Royal Young and Special:CentralAuth/史上最囂張破壞者韓導) and persistent vandalism,see history,continue after semi-protection[1].--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 10:02, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Protection on meta would generally be performed by meta admins via M:RfH, not stewards here.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:43, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Done request at M:RfH as a local admin. --Base (talk) 13:34, 22 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete, tagged on 15 October. -- CptViraj (📧) 05:31, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done by WikiBayer. —Ah3kal (talk) 06:56, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
@Ah3kal: Please delete talkpage it is promotional too. -- CptViraj (📧) 07:00, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
  DoneAh3kal (talk) 07:01, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks both. -- CptViraj (📧) 07:03, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Am.Wikipedia add to GS

Status:    Done

amWiki has one active Admin with last log action on 2019-06-18 00:58. many deletion requests have been open for months. (old consens to Opt-out)--WikiBayer 👤💬 19:49, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

See Stewards'_noticeboard/Archives/2019-04#Add_am.wikipedia.org_to_GS_wikiset. Ruslik (talk) 09:14, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Ok thanks this discussion I did not know --WikiBayer 👤💬 14:45, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
I've notified amwiki community about this proposal. I'm in favour of processing this unless the community explicitly objects. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:58, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
As per my comment on SN, can this message be posted in am language? I really wish to engage the community to hear what they wants, given we banned one of their longstanding administrators as a global community (a decision I supported too if I remembered correctly) and the community is quite adverse to SWMT interference. I know there are vandals running free there, but I hope we will be seen as helping and not encroaching. Best Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 17:56, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Not really sure what community you're talking about, the only edits there in the last 30 days are by TE/CS banned socks, spammers, vanity spammers and a handful of non-constructive edits. I would think this would qualify under an emergency procedure at this point.Praxidicae (talk) 17:58, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, then I concur that this is sort of an emergency. I know this isn't here but can we define some sort of emergency proceedures to make it clearer when we can add and how (like how many days notification). If there is no objection locally to add, I will think that we leave them a message explaning why we are adding and how they could remove themselves from the system if needed. --Cohaf (talk) 18:10, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

ːThe Admin that was banned was a very big asset to Amharic wikipedia. I guess that is a moot point now. However, being part of that wikipedia, I support the participation of global Sysops to tidy it up. One thing I want to caution is, some of it is not vandalism. It is just people learning how to participate in wikipedia. Sysops need to be careful not to discourage those who want to contribute positively but are not yet skilled. It could be discouraging when the little you post that you can improve upon another day is deleted. Hgetnet (talk)

  •   Comment this seems to be actionable in the inclusion of this wiki to global sysops.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:42, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:33, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Resurrected duplicate pages at avwiki

Status:    Done

There are some old pages on avwiki (Avar Wikipedia) that were previously "hidden" (inaccessible through the normal interface) and resurrected under a different name when the 'namespaceDupes.php' maintenance script was run back in June, following a configuration change. In July I suggested at their version of "Village pump (miscellaneous)" what I thought should happen to those pages (including two deletions and a move-over-redirect). I pinged the 3 users who had originally created the pages in question and one of them replied, but no one has actually said "yea" or "nay" to the suggestions in the last 3 months. So, I'm now asking for a steward to go take a look at what I've suggested and see if they agree — and if so, to make the changes. The wiki has no admins. - dcljr (talk) 06:18, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:30, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Cleanup in mswiki

Status:    Not done
Please delete. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:19, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
  • CptViraj Mswiki is not a gs wiki and has local admins, so i'm not sure why a steward would act. Praxidicae (talk) 17:21, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
No local admin is willing to delete obvious spam, it's been 1 week. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:23, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
Then it's their problem. I don't believe that stewards can act in cases like this, if they want to keep spam, then they can keep the spam. Have you raised the issue to local admins? Praxidicae (talk) 17:24, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but Praxidicae is right. I don't think we can do ordinary deletions on mswiki. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:30, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

I came here because I couldn't find AN there, I should have contacted an local admin on their talkpage but I thought these are obvious spams so stewards will delete it. My apologize. -- CptViraj (📧) 17:40, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Delete w:zu:Zaka weezy

Status:    Done

Please delete it, created by xwiki spammer. No local sysops. —Sgd. Hasley 19:37, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

That... and w:zu:Breezy syo. —Sgd. Hasley 19:41, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
  Done please also report both accounts to SRG, they are socks of an already locked master. Praxidicae (talk) 19:43, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

css request for yi.wikipedia

Status:    Not done

MediaWiki:common.css at Yi.wikipedia needs some modification so that references can be given non-numerical tags. Something like (but not sure whether this will actually do the job)

/* Make the list of references smaller */

/* Keep in sync with Template:Refbegin/styles.css */


div.reflist {

font-size: 90%; /* Default font-size */

margin-bottom: 0.5em;


div.reflist ol.references {

font-size: 100%; /* Reset font-size when nested in div.reflist */

margin-bottom: 0; /* Avoid double margin when nested in div.reflist */

list-style-type: inherit; /* Enable custom list style types */

} --פוילישער (talk) 11:03, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

@פוילישער: is there a consensus in the community for this? Discussion somewhere as reference?  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:08, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
As I said, I do not even know whether this will work. But there is a problem which needs to be addressed. Preferably someone with the technical knowledge should advise. --פוילישער (talk) 13:13, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
 פוילישער, what do you mean by non-numerical tags? If by chance what you are trying to achieve is that what on w:yi:User:Base/References says 1.0, 1.1 would say a, b what you need to do is to edit w:yi:MediaWiki:Cite references link many format. See it in English Wikipedia for an example. See also the documentation. If that is not what you are trying to achieve though, could you elaborate more please? --Base (talk) 22:36, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Does not seem to help. See the page yi:וויליאם שייקספיר where the tag [a] becomes 1 in the footnote. --פוילישער (talk) 21:58, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

  Comment @פוילישער: try it in your personal css and test. w:yi:special:mypage/common.css  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:45, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

  Not done @פוילישער: Please, create the working css code first (in your user space) and only then post a specific request here. Ruslik (talk) 17:29, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

wiktionary:lv:Kategorija:Lapas, kas izvirzītas dzēšanai

Status:    Done

Spambot trash, please clean. -- CptViraj (📧) 11:57, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

done --WikiBayer 👤💬 14:00, 26 October 2019 (UTC)
 Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 14:20, 26 October 2019 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please clean. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:14, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

done--WikiBayer 👤💬 17:30, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
 Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 18:07, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of portal subpage on enwiki

Status:    Done

Per the deletion discussion at en:Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Professional wrestling, I deleted subpages of the portal after closing the discussion in favor of deletion. I cannot delete en:Portal:Professional wrestling/News as it has more than 5k edits and it needs a steward's assistance. Thank you. --Killiondude (talk) 05:42, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Killiondude,   Done. P.S. actually caught [Xbfp1QpAAEIAADENR2MAAACS] 2019-10-29 07:28:36: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBTransactionSizeError" but the page appears to be deleted. --Base (talk) 07:31, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Spambot on zuwiki

Status:    Done

Please block and nuke Mozam1994. No local sysops. Thanks. —Sgd. Hasley 22:54, 30 October 2019 (UTC) -Done -WikiBayer 👤💬 03:50, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

OAuth permissions

WikiLoop Battlefield

Status:    Done
Status:    Not done

Dear @BDavis (WMF): and Admin/Tech, @Tgr (WMF):, could you help approve the Oauth app for WikiLoop Battlefield, Consumer:PROD(f7b7391472d15df740e8c94d7ead762b), CANARY(c730a5963aa3dbb194001fb8dbd7cacb)?

Thank you!

Xinbenlv (talk) 00:44, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Please put requests to the page, not here on the talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: my currently difficulty is that I found that I cannot update many things (such as CallbackURL and Permissions) of a Oauth Consumer registration. And yet my app is iterating fast, I constantly need to apply for new consumer registration. Therefore, I will end up with many consumers with the same name and that confuses myself. Is there any plan to allow either update the existing consumer registration of the CallbackURL and Permissions, or simply archive/remove an old one? Xinbenlv (talk) 18:50, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@Xinbenlv: Please don't put the version in the app name, it makes it hard to find. Why do you need JS/JSON editing permissions? We are very conservative in handing out those. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 13:39, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

@Tgr (WMF):, thanks actually you are right, I realize I don't need JS/JSON. We might in the future but not currently. Xinbenlv (talk) 18:50, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

(Approved as f20fe9dc3b8c43cb75a31723c4347a3d. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 20:00, 16 October 2019 (UTC))

OAuth approval request for Wikidata Image Positions

Status:    Done

New version of this consumer, since the old one was limited to and I now want to support other projects too. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 17:01, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 19:36, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

OAuth disable request for SWViewer 1.2

Status:    Done

No need longer. Thanks.—Iluvatar (talk) 18:44, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:57, 21 October 2019 (UTC)