Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2020-04

Manual requests

System message on fy.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Dear All,
Please could someone add the site subtitle "It frije wurdboek" (same as in the logo image) to this page:

Thank you very much in advance.
Kind regards --PiefPafPier (talk) 08:37, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done ~riley (talk) 10:11, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

bi:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion

Status:    Done

Please clean, thankyou. -- CptViraj (📧) 13:01, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 13:42, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Massive spambots on wikinews-nl

Status:    Done

The Dutch Wikinews is a wanted target of spamming activity ([1]). Unfortunately my rights as an admin seem to have expired as of today, so I can no longer block them.

Can a steward help, or perhaps just restore my rights? Lately I've been the only active admin on wikinews-nl, so this is just bad for the project. De Wikischim (talk) 18:47, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done - cleanup done by global sysops. @De Wikischim: Requests for restoration of permissions need to be directed to SRP. ~riley (talk) 19:53, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Useless linking at akwiki

Status:    Done

Can a steward look through the following contributions at the Akan Wikipedia (which has no local admins) and see if these edits should be undone?

Most of these pages just recently had useless links added to them to push the wiki over 1,000 articles, then had the links removed (most by me, a few by Praxidicae); and now the IP is back adding more such links. I don't know the language, but they are linking extremely short words like "yɛ" and "a", which are almost certainly function words and not terms that should have encyclopedia articles about them. (Before they were often linking single letters within longer words, so it's pretty clear that their intent is to push the wiki over a milestone and not to provide useful links.) - dcljr (talk) 05:01, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

  • Dug through over half of these contribs and made the decision to mass-revert. Range block placed per evasion of previous range block. Likely will contain to IP hop. This is an LTA; decker/mr anthony or similar per Prax. Let's continue to monitor. Appears localized right now to single wiki. ~riley (talk) 06:15, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Request for revision undeletion

Status:    Done

Hi! I am sysop and oversight in German Wikipedia and I hereby request the undeletion of the last revision edited by de:user:Rissen-Offa on the page de:Wikipedia:Spielwiese in Wikipedia namespace. All the deleted revisions of this page are too many to undelete this one revision by myself. The revision must have been made between February 1st and April 1st 2020. Thank you for your help, Doc Taxon (talk) 02:51, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Trying to open Special:Undelete for that page is throwing an exception, since loading over 200,000 revisions is a bit too much for the servers. I've opened T249977. —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:41, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
@Doc Taxon: Actually, you can workaround this yourself, by using the API. However, according to the API, the page doesn't have said revision (last revision at de:Wikipedia:Spielwiese was made by a different user, and Rissen-Offa seems to have 0 deleted contributions). [2] lists the deleted revisions of that page from the newest to the oldest. If there is anything you would like to be restored, please let us know, and I'll happily restore it for you, or help you how you can do it yourself. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:38, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
I could check it by API, but was a time eating job Doc Taxon (talk) 19:46, 12 April 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete pages listed on this cat. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 09:09, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

There was only one page needed to be deleted, I deleted it. Stryn (talk) 09:24, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 09:27, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Mass page creation by FredkFredk

Status:    Done

FredkFredk is mass creating identical pages on multiple wikis:

  • dsbwiki - 105 edits - creating pages with just the content '''{{PAGENAME}}''' IST EIN [[BRIEF]].
  • extwiki - 60 edits - creating pages with just the content
'''{{PAGENAME}}''' hue un añu normal escomençau en lunis nel [[calandáriu gregorianu]]. 

== Hechus ==

== Referencias ==

[[Category:Sigru XVIII]]

See Special:CentralAuth/FredkFredk. Can the pages be nuked please? --DannyS712 (talk) 23:05, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done Since this report, we had another 200 edits on another wiki replacing the page name in article text (i.e. "1778") with {{PAGENAME}} and spam creation on another wiki. Blocks placed on all with all contributions nuked/reverted - this is crosswiki abuse with small wikis being targetted, these creations are not beneficial and there is clear abuse going on for a brand new user to be using magic words, categories and templates en-masse. Requesting lock. Thank you DannyS712! ~riley (talk) 03:58, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

One (or more) article from Korean Wikinews

Status:    Not done

Now that -revi resigned as ko.wn admin (but is still a steward), I would like a steward to review this article n:ko:5호선 하남 연장선, 6월 개통 어려울 듯 and ask whether it resembles the source that the article cites,, even when the match is not exact. GTX1060 created the article; Trainholic asserts that both are not the same. I checked a few paragraphs and found some resemblances; Trainholic is disputing my findings. BTW, I have proposed closure of the Korean Wikinews. George Ho (talk) 22:19, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Almost forgot: this was previously discussed hours ago. George Ho (talk) 22:21, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

I think it's too much to try to find similarities in numbers and dates. 한국어를 하실 수 있는 사무장님께서 해당 사안을 판단해주실 것을 요청드립니다.(I ask that Steward, who can speak Korean, judge the case.)--Trainholic (talk) 06:13, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

GTX1060, let's not bug -revi's user talk page at ko.wn anymore. The steward barely has the time to check out the article and the source. Another steward Sotiale understands the language and can analyze. George Ho (talk) 06:45, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

GTX1060 and Trainholic, it's not just the numbers, figures, and dates. Look at the paragraphs and whole sentences, and then compare the ones from the other source. George Ho (talk) 06:47, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

I admit that the article in "5호선 하남 연장선, 6월 개통 어려울 듯" was written with reference to the article in the hankookilbo. However, is it possible to say that '215 people', '4 weeks from 20th' and '27 June' are the same as the original article? As trainholic says, sidewalks are similar because they are about one fact. In particular, it is difficult to differentiate the figures such as '215'. GTX1060 (talk) 06:51, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Hmm.. after a quick look, I think this is not a copyvio. the part was pointed is only a very general expression and refers to the facts. No originality or creativity is found. I've looked at the whole article, but it's vague to think of it as a copyvio, although someone can discuss the quality of the article. I would recommend to kowikinews users: cite multiple sources or cover them yourself, and don't follow the content flow of other articles. Also, paraphrasing is recommended no matter how common the facts are. This will be important for you to avoid the misunderstanding of copyvio. There are currently no admins on kowikinews, so I will go over there very occasionally if necessary. If there is a copyvio, the article will be deleted immediately, and may be blocked if the action continues. --Sotiale (talk) 10:34, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Ah. Earwig's copyvio tool is doing okay...ish? Seems that only one sentence is concerning, but I guess I might have been wrong about the rest? George Ho (talk) 10:49, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Also, here's the tool comparing one revision with the source. George Ho (talk) 11:05, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
So your point is? I also looked through the tool, so you don't have to present it to me. --Sotiale (talk) 11:10, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
  Not done No evidence of copyright violation. Ruslik (talk) 20:23, 16 April 2020 (UTC)

CEE Spring 2020 Interface/Gadget Solution for Tatar Wikipedia

Status:    Done

CEE Spring 2020 in Tatar Wikipedia organizers received help in obtaining a localized automation device. Please include it into User Interface for all (preferred), otherwise make it into a gadget. Thank you in advance. --Frhdkazan (talk) 15:41, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Frhdkazan, я добавил гаджет, обозвал его CEESpring. Можешь, пожалуйста, написать краткое описание гаджета на татарском, для отображения в настройках вместо «⧼gadget-CEESpring⧽»? --Base (talk) 18:56, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
Base, Description in Tatar: "Вики-яз" бәйгесе чикләрендә булдырылган яңа мәкаләләрне тамгалаучы гаджет, "Тагын" менюсында урнашачак. Басылуга, мәкаләнең бәхәс битенә урнаштырылачак калыпны тиз һәм җиңел тутыру тәрәзләре ачыла. Кабул ителмәслек тема, ил яки җәмгыять күрсәтелгәндә, хата турында белдерә. --Frhdkazan (talk) 19:34, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! :) --Base (talk) 19:49, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

An article in Korean wikinews that speks of the individual's position as on official

Status:    Already done

Turning the google translator can be unnatural. Sorry.

[3] kr:우리 한국어 위키뉴스는 박근혜 대통령의 영생을 기원합니다.

I request deletion of this article. The reason is:

  • 1.1. It is not the official position of Korean Wikinews, 'I wish President Park Geun-hye's eternal life,' , 'We will continue to correct the wrong news related to President Park Geun-hye, and continue to raise public awareness' but it is used as an official position.
  • 2.2. Source not found. I tried to google to find the source written below the article, but I couldn't find it. In my opinion, it seems to have been copied and pasted in terms of expressions such as 'this newspaper'.

I request deletion for the above reasons.

translate to koeran : 이 기사의 삭제를 요청합니다. 그 이유는:

  • 1. '한국어 위키뉴스는 박근혜 대통령님의 영생을 기원합니다.', ' 이처럼 계속해서 박근혜 대통령과 관련된 잘못된 소식을 바로잡고, 대중들의 인식을 계도해 나갈 것이다.'는 한국 위키 뉴스의 공식 입장이 아닌데, 공식 입장처럼 썼습니다..
  • 2. 출처를 찾을 수 없습니다. 기사 아래에 작성된 출처를 찾으려고 구글링했지만 찾을 수 없었습니다. 제 생각에는 '본지'과 같은 표현으로 봤을때 복사하여 붙여 넣은 것 같습니다.

저는 위와같은 이유로 삭제를 요청합니다.GTX1060 (talk) 12:24, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

By the time of me closing this request it is   Already done --Base (talk) 19:02, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

Updating MediaWiki:Mobile.css@ja.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Please update the CSS code starting with '#mw-content-text' in ja:wikt:MediaWiki:Mobile.css with: .mw-parser-output > section > ol > li > dl > dd:before { color: #CCC; content: "▸ "; } The old selector does not work for the latest MediaWiki output any more (as a result of phab:T114072?). An example that should match is 右に出る者はいない in [4]. Japanese Wiktionary does not have an interface administrator who can edit site-wide CSS files. whym (talk) 10:33, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Please, specify the exact change that should be made. Ruslik (talk) 20:25, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
  Done diff--Sakretsu (炸裂) 21:39, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Moving some pages on the English Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please see this page/revision on the English Wikipedia. In the section named "Moves needing help from a steward", there are two pages that need a steward's assistance to move due to both pages having large edit histories. Thanks! Steel1943 (talk) 22:13, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

I think a sysadmin is needed here (Martin Urbanec?), as stewards are no different to sysops when it comes to page moves.--Sakretsu (炸裂) 00:04, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
It's being requested here, from my understanding (I'm really just the messenger who made sure a request for stewards was put in the right place), is because the "BIGDELETE" function may be necessary, which is something admins don't have access to. Steel1943 (talk) 02:27, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
(Non-steward comment) I was actually also a messenger; the original request, en:Wikipedia talk:Introduction#Implementation, came from the a request for comment above it. Since System administrators#List reads if you need something to be done...file a ticket on, I thought I'd also link task T250551. Rotideypoc41352 (talk) 02:43, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Let me try to handle this. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:49, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done I've handled the first request server-side, and the second one seems to go through even via the web interface when I tried. I've ignored subpages and the like, if any of them is too big to handle, ping me and I'll try my best. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:59, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: could I kindly request you please move the talk page corresponding to the first request? Please see also en:Special:Permalink/952734676#Move needing help from a sysadmin. Thanks again! Rotideypoc41352 (talk) 21:32, 23 April 2020 (UTC)
@Rotideypoc41352: Done - let me know if there is anything else I should do. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:05, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism on af.Wikiquote

Status:    Done Block this Ip and delete its created pages. Thanks --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 20:49, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:56, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Editing Common.css in ja.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Please remove definitions of ".wikitable" and ".prettytable" on ja:wikt:MediaWiki:Common.css. jawikt don't need style definitions below:

/* wikitable/prettytable class for skinning normal tables */
table.prettytable {
	margin: 1em 1em 1em 0;
	background: #f9f9f9;
	border: 1px #aaa solid;
	border-collapse: collapse;

table.wikitable th, table.wikitable td,
table.prettytable th, table.prettytable td {
	border: 1px #aaa solid;
	padding: 0.2em;

table.wikitable th,
table.prettytable th {
	background: #f2f2f2;
	text-align: center;

table.wikitable caption,
table.prettytable caption {
	margin-left: inherit;
	margin-right: inherit;

jawikt community decided to remove local wikitable and prettytable styles, and prettytable should be replaced by wikitable(the discussion page). There are no interface administrators in ja.wiktionary. Thanks. --Naggy Nagumo (talk) 11:23, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

done--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 11:48, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

Adminship for Kibi78704 on gd:wiktionary

Status:    Not done

I've been editing gd:wiktionary (aka Uicleir) since 1 February 2015. After a while, my partner and I, the sole editors at the time, both became temporary admins. At the end of that 6-month term, both of us took a hiatus from editing Uicleir. I returned three years ago to become the sole consistent editor. I have been cleaning up for the past 3 years, somewhat under the wing of Akerbeltz on gd:Wikipedia. I've been translating & correcting misspelled page names, writing, debugging & documenting templates, deleting unnecessary redirects, categorizing and writing definitions, etc.

I am again petitioning for temporary adminship on gd:wictionary. I am currently the only editor working there. There are currently no stewards nor bureaucrats serving on that tiny wictionary; the only admin is the automated Abuse filter.
I have posted a notice to this effect on the portal, just in case anyone else is reading it. Please see Adminship for Kibi78704 - 25 Giblean 2020
Kibi78704 (talk) 18:34, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Kibi78704: This should be requested on Steward_requests/Permissions#Administrator_access. --Esteban16 (talk) 18:47, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
OK; I misunderstood. Thank you. Kibi78704 (talk) 20:17, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

Useless linking at ltgwiki

Status:    Done

Could a steward look at the recent contributions of in the Latgalian Wikipedia and see if they agree that the linking that the user is doing is "unhelpful" (and should be mass-reverted)? (Some examples: 1, 2, 3.) Note their efforts just pushed the wiki to 1K articles, which they recorded at en:Wikipedia:Milestone statistics. The wiki has no local admins. - dcljr (talk) 17:18, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Done:--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 17:32, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Spam pages on Wikiconference

Status:    Cannot be undertaken

Please delete these spam pages created on wikiconference: [5] and [6] (they have been blanked since). --– Aranya (talk) 16:14, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Those pages are not on WMF wikis and cannot be addressed here --DannyS712 (talk) 16:16, 29 April 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Hi! Please create pages uk:voy:MediaWiki:Gadget-Carousel, uk:voy:MediaWiki:Gadget-Carousel.css and uk:voy:MediaWiki:Gadget-Carousel.js. You can copy the codes from enwikivoyage: en:voy:MediaWiki:Gadget-Carousel, en:voy:MediaWiki:Gadget-Carousel.css and en:voy:MediaWiki:Gadget-Carousel.js. And also please add text

* Carousel[ResourceLoader|default|type=general|dependencies=mediawiki.util]|Carousel.js|Carousel.css

to uk:voy:MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition, section "reading". Thanks!--Dimon2712 (talk) 16:04, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

@Dimon2712:is there a local discussion for installing the Gadget?--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:09, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: No, but only two people will participate in the discussion (me and admin), even if it does take place. Will it be sufficient to ask the administrator for consent? Also, if it matters, I was an interface admin in ukwikivoyage (my previous account User:Dimon2711)--Dimon2712 (talk) 16:15, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
yes it sufficient --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:18, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. --Visem (talk) 17:55, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
Done--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 17:31, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

OAuth permissions

OAuth approval request for SpeedPatrolling

Status:    Done

Migration to (I saw the note advising to use 2.0 as the version number too late, hence the 1.2 version number.) Pinging BDavis (WMF). --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 17:43, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

  Done --BDavis (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for IPCheck

Status:    Done
Status:    Done
Getting the tool running on the new domain requires changing the endpoint. SQLQuery me! 02:53, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  Done by BDavis (WMF). —Thanks for the fish! talkcontribs 03:24, 17 April 2020 (UTC)