Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2020-05

Manual requests

es:voy:Categoría:Wikiviajes:Solicitudes de borrado sin revisar

Status:    Not done

Please check it. Last local sysop log was made on January 11. Thanks! —Sgd. Hasley 22:57, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

One admin, who is an ombudsman, so one would suspect that they are around. I would suggest that you drop a ping on their page to see if they would like some assistance. Whilst I am happy to remove spam, other deletions are another thing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:13, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Those pages are content-related, which would be better to be handled by a local sysop. I have deleted many spam and nonsense pages from that wiki, but haven't touched those pages for that reason. Esteban16 (talk) 18:55, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism fy.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Dear All,
Could someone please take a look. Thanks!

--PiefPafPier (talk) 10:50, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

@PiefPafPier Do you Mean edits from this User ? --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 10:59, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes. Could you block him please? I've already reverted his previous vandalism. --PiefPafPier (talk) 11:31, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Edit to add: I realize now you probably can't see the edit descriptions in a different interface language... but he is constantly moving pages to/from the template namespace, and recently started deleting its contents. Same on other wikis where he got banned. --PiefPafPier (talk) 14:27, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
User is blocked--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 15:27, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Mass page creation

Status:    Done

Please take a look at w:mg:Special:Contributions/2600:387:A:7:0:0:0:46 and consider blocking and nuking - mass page creation of articles with identical content. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 03:29, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

+w:mg:Special:Contributions/ --Minorax (talk) 05:10, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Done between several people. LTA. ~riley (talk) 05:35, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Typical milestone-seeking behavior on small wikis

Status:    Done

Creating pages for years, letters, etc., and some useless linking, on small (mostly adminless) wikis to push them to 1K articles. I assume this is one of our good friends (LTA). - dcljr (talk) 00:24, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done ~riley (talk) 05:47, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

This one, too?

- dcljr (talk) 09:17, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Since GUC can be slow, the edits are at: w:hif:Special:Contributions/2600:387:A:7:0:0:0:54 --DannyS712 (talk) 14:58, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:10, 4 May 2020 (UTC)  Done


Status:    Done
  1. q:ro:Claudiu Dumitrache
  2. n:ro:Utilizator:NGC 54
  3. n:ro:Ajutor:Următorii pași
  4. b:ro:Wikimanuale:Cereți un cont
  5. b:ro:DASQ
  6. b:ro:Diacritice.js
  7. b:ro:Wikimanuale:Dicționar Englez-German-Român
  8. b:ro:Dicționar Englez-German-Român (carte)
  9. b:ro:Utilizator:Gikü/cee
  10. b:ro:Îțț
  11. b:ro:Neologisme/conector
  12. b:ro:Neologisme/defrișabil
  13. b:ro:Neologisme/realiniabil
  14. b:ro:Neologisme/realiniat
  15. b:ro:Neologisme/reamestecabil
  16. b:ro:Neologisme/săltător
  17. b:ro:Neologisme/sfârșitor
  18. b:ro:Neologisme/trasabil
  19. b:ro:Wikimanuale:Politica numelui de utilizator
  20. b:ro:Tiramisu
  21. b:ro:Țța
  22. b:ro:Țță
  23. b:ro:Țțe
  24. b:ro:Țți
  25. b:ro:Țțo
  26. b:ro:Țțu
  27. b:ro:Wiki-subiecte notabile (eseu BAICAN XXX)/Incidență (geometrie)
  28. b:ro:Wiki-subiecte notabile (eseu BAICAN XXX)/Inginerie informatică/computerică (calculatoare)
  29. b:ro:Wiki-subiecte notabile (eseu BAICAN XXX)/Input/output
  30. b:ro:Wiki-subiecte notabile (eseu BAICAN XXX)/Istoria afro-americanilor
  31. b:ro:Wiki-subiecte notabile (eseu BAICAN XXX)/Șomaj structural
  32. b:ro:Wiki-subiecte notabile (eseu BAICAN XXX)/Inginerie electrică

--NGC 54 (talk | contribs) 09:00, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

In progress. --Esteban16 (talk) 20:05, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
  Done, --Esteban16 (talk) 20:12, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
@Esteban16: But b:ro:Wiki-subiecte notabile (eseu BAICAN XXX)/Inginerie electrică? Also, can you delete b:ro:Alfabetul ființelor, ideilor și lucrurilor, b:ro:Wikijunior:Alfabetul țărilor lumii/T, b:ro:Wikijunior:Matematică/Lumea numerelor, b:ro:Wikijunior:Matematică/Lumea numerelor, b:ro:Wikijunior:Numere până la 10, b:ro:Wikijunior:Matematică, b:ro:Engleză/Substantive, b:ro:Wikijunior:Membri de familie, b:ro:Format:TOC ro, b:ro:Hardware de calculator, b:ro:Istorie, b:ro:Poloneză/Liste de cuvinte poloneze? These pages are created by El Banker Lingvistic (BAICAN XXX). Thanks! --NGC 54 (talk | contribs) 07:53, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
  Done, --Esteban16 (talk) 16:39, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

wikt:mr:चित्र:ant general.jpg

Status:    Done

No license/source. Possibly copyvio: Tineye result. Uploader isn't active, their last edit was on 29 May 2008. No active community. -- CptViraj (📧) 14:13, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

Please, replace it in all pages where it is used. Ruslik (talk) 20:02, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
Found only 1 similar on commons - dc:File:Tux Paint ant.svg, should I replace with it? -- CptViraj (📧) 02:40, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
@CptViraj: This looks like an appropriate replacement, yes please. ~riley (talk) 03:04, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
@~riley: Done. -- CptViraj (📧) 03:16, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Done ~riley (talk) 03:28, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Pages created by

Status:    Done is creating copied english pages on a number of projects. Please nuke:

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:02, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Blocked and deleted both. I've seen this LTA a lot more frequently as of late than I used to. Best, Vermont (talk) 00:09, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Year stubs at smwiki and gotwiki

Status:    Done

An IP editor (under three different addresses) is creating stubs for years at the Samoan Wikipedia (which just pushed it to 1K):

They seem to actually be in Samoan (according to Google Translate), but each page claims the year is a common year (as opposed to a leap year), which makes roughly 25% of the pages incorrect.

There are also some very bizarre year-related "articles" being created at the Gothic Wikipedia (currently at 837):

All should be nuked, IMO, and an eye should be kept on the wikis in question for similar contributions in the near future. (No local admins in either wiki.) - dcljr (talk) 00:42, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done This is the work of an LTA, thanks for catching it. All nuked. ~riley (talk) 02:22, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism/spamming on wikiquote-nl

Status:    Done

For some days, Wikiquote-nl has been subject to spamming (see [1]) User:Whaledad is usually the active sysop on the project, but he seems to be inactive for almost a week now, so the spam pages are not deleted.

Can a steward please help? Thanks. De Wikischim (talk) 09:24, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

  •   Done 4 pages deleted. ~riley (talk) 09:35, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Links to File:User-info.svg

Status:    Done

File:User-info.svg is licensed as CC-BY-SA-3.0, which requires attribution. When using files that require attribution, general practice is to leave the image's link as unspecified, resulting in the image linking to the file itself. A number of interface messages on various wikis, however, use this file without providing any clear attribution, usually by specifying |link= (a blank value, resulting in no link) or another target. Please remove such specifications to comply with the attribution requirements of this image.

Having scanned through the first few dozen wikis, the following interface messages appear to not provide the attribution needed. Updating these messages to include links should fall within the scope of Interface editors as "non-controversial maintenance".

This is just a partial list. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:25, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

DannyS712, I agree that this should be done, but can you please find a CC-0 or PD icon to use instead? I am afraid some local users might not understand why we are doing this if we just add the link or such. --Base (talk) 23:06, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
All similar icons are from the GNOME project and are licensed the same way. Changing the visual display is arguably more drastic than just restoring the link. --DannyS712 (talk) 23:12, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
I have done some of the above if on GS wikis per the "non-controversial maintenance". If my understanding is correct, this is the MediaWiki default. Changing the icon would be a controversial change requiring discussion. ~riley (talk) 23:35, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Nope, don't think so - the mediawiki default doesn't include the images, each wiki added them. Can you mark the ones you did? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:08, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Pardon me, I didn't account for the possibility that what Mediawiki have enabled might not reflect the default; the ones I did should be marked. ~riley (talk) 00:56, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
  •   In progress... Continuing this work in the scope of a global interface editor now that the GS wikis have been finished. ~riley (talk) 22:07, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
    •   Done ~riley (talk) 22:13, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

[[#ref_{{{1}}}|^]]  Having image link to its page when the image is purely decorational is against the accessibility guidelines.
Danny B. 22:17, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Not having the link is against the legal requirements of the image. --DannyS712 (talk) 23:42, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Second batch

Again, this isn't all of them, just through (alphabetically) until the start of N. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:42, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

@DannyS712: I am unable to get past using Special:GlobalUsage as they appear to link the file on every talk page (tried to get past over 2500 pages). Can you generate a full list for me? ~riley (talk) 00:00, 19 April 2020 (UTC)
  Doing..., but I have to check each page to see if there is a link, so it takes a while. I'll try to do the next batch soon --DannyS712 (talk) 00:01, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 15:49, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

    •   Done excluding closed wikimania wikis. ~riley (talk) 09:38, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Request to delete a page that has profanity content on Vietnamese Wikiquote

Status:    Done

I request to delete this page:ấn_Hoa_Hồng

It has many quotes from a viral video clip from a man named Huấn Hoa Hồng in Vietnam, it has nothing but nonsense, obscene words spoken by him.

Some people has already placed a {{delete}} onto the page. But currently there are several sockpuppets (?) trying to protect the page. The fact that Vietnamese Wikiquote has no working Sysop is just really sad. --MeigyokuThmn (talk) 17:17, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:44, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Delete hr:Roko Zadravec Čolak

Status:    Not done

This article is written in English, not in Croatian. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 20:12, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

  Not done. Tagged for deletion as project has active sysops. —Sgd. Hasley 21:14, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Delete fr:Utilisateur:Ypirétis/Brouillon

Status:    Done

Hi. Could you please delete fr:Utilisateur:Ypirétis/Brouillon? History has more than 5000 entries, so I can't delete it myself, I need a steward. (For the contexte, I need to delete it to make a split in history. Kind regards, --— Jules Talk 16:30, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:10, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Edittools at el.wiktionary does not work

Status:    Done

Could you help please? does not work: we are supposed to click on an expression when editing e.g., and it is copied at the editarea.
Also discussed at with User:Malyacko (thank you). Probably the has a problem similar with
Our wikttionary's interface editor seems to be away permanently. Thank you in advance. Sarri.greek@el.wiktionary - talk (UTC) 2020.05.20. 18:07 Sarri.greek (talk) 18:09, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 20:09, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much Sakretsu.
Unfortunately, User:Malyacko the problem was not that line I do not know what it is. I can see, that here, your Edittools work fine. Couldn't someone just copy it?? Sarri.greek (talk) 20:16, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
It works, but the edit needed a few minutes to take effect. Try again.--Sakretsu (炸裂) 20:21, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
A! Sakretsu ! Ti amo! Sarri.greek (talk) 20:46, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Need deletion of huge sandbox

Status:    Done

Hello stewards, I need some help with User:BobDylanFan1994/sandbox on the en-wiki. It's a big fat NOTWEBHOST violation, and you may note it's similar to User:MAMGPM/sandbox, which I just deleted as a violation (the Dylan one had the same "Formula One" stuff in there a few hundred edits ago). I've blocked MAMGPM for NOTHERE, and it's CU-confirmed to Dylan, whom I've blocked for a week. Thank you so much, Drmies (talk) 15:17, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 15:25, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Sotiale, thank you so much! Drmies (talk) 15:39, 22 May 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

Could you please add the s:MediaWiki:Vector.css code to the s:tr: MediaWiki:Vector.csspage please ? The Interwiki option does not work while using Vector. --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 20:50, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

@Satirdan kahraman:What do you mean with "The Interwiki option"? Do you mean interwikilinks? There is no code on the linked page that has anything to do with the Interwiki links.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:52, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

@WikiBayer: Yes, I mean interwikilins. "In other languages" option on left side. --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 16:59, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

This is not due to this CSS file--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬

@WikiBayer:, This option does not shows itself when using the Vector theme. Thats why you have to transfer the css codes from the english page(s:MediaWiki:Vector.css to Turkish. (s:tr: MediaWiki:Vector.css)

What do you try to resolve? I can see interwiki links at s:tr:Anasayfa and I have the vector skin. Stryn (talk) 18:08, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
@Satirdan kahraman:It is not a code related to the Interwiki links. Feel free to convince yourself and test the code in your personal vector.css--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 18:13, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Satirdan kahraman, I think you are experiencing phab:T252800. You have to wait until the ticket is resolved and deployed in trwikisource. --Base (talk) 06:44, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

thank you, i'm following. :) --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 16:08, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Harassment : Global request for protection of talk pages

Status:    Done

Hi, Excuse me for my bad english. Since 2 years, I have been harassed on all the projects of the foundation, you will find here the details User:Lomita/Harassment. Do you have a possibility to protect my pages? or do a filter?

I allow myself to @Billinghurst: with whom I have already had email exchanges in the past Thank you for all you can do for me.

Have a nice day --Lomita (talk) 09:17, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

@Lomita: The global abuse filter that I wrote essentially does a protection of your user and user talk pages, excluding frwiki. That filter only applies to global AF wikis, and that is not universal. To see which wikis to which this does not apply, you need to consult this list of large wikis, and can scratch out four—metawiki, wikidatawiki, frwiki and enwikisource—that opted into global filters. At these other wikis, you are going to need to request protection of both your user and user talk pages, as each has a community that manages that aspect of their editing.

As a helper, I have done cebwiki for you, and you have never logged into mgwiktionary, so nothing to do there, and enwiki has been done previously, which leaves 30+ remaining. The place to ask on these wikis I would suggest would be their admin noticeboards, see Project:Administrators' noticeboard (Q4580256) for lists and links.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:07, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

As just a side note, can we remember this for Community Wishlist Survey 2021? --Rschen7754 19:08, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Lomita, can we consider this request done? --Base (talk) 01:32, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi, thanks a lot for your action - You can consider thie request done - Lomita (talk) 10:56, 28 May 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Hi, I want to use this template on tr.wikisource. I prepared the required module and document page. This is Turkish page But i think this module using this: Can you help me? thank you. --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 23:18, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

  Done I created a default gadget fro this style sheet. Ruslik (talk) 20:38, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Gadget-enwp-lists.css on tr.wikisource

Status:    Done

hi, There is a minor problem with the Template:Navbox on tr.wikisource. the letters in the upper left corner of the template are vertical. ( V, T, E) But this letters horizantal on ( ) We think this problem is related to CSS. Can you copy this page to kahraman (talk) 17:40, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

  Done correct CSS snippet was introduced --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:26, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
It should have been added to common.css but to the gadget that I created. Ruslik (talk) 20:53, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Presumed LTA pushing small wikis to 1K

Status:    Done

Same old story. Rotating roster of IP addresses, useless ministubs created, stopping once the wiki has reached 1K. I won't bother linking to the individual IP addresses, but here's Special:NewPages for each affected wiki:

- dcljr

Oops. That last one should have been om:Special:RecentChanges, since the editing was adding useless links to already existing pages, not creating new ones. - dcljr (talk) 04:49, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Thanks Dcljr.

Did a cleanup at chrWP and added a url to the local spam-blacklist with autoconfirmed to inhibit some of the edits. Blocking these ranges at those wikis, we will need to do some broader checks.

  • 2001:5b0:46cb:1338:0:0/64

Done a fly-by clean upon the other wikis. Will have to see what we may need to do for abuse filters. <face pull> Happy to take suggestions for filters as we can now better target wikis by language or by type as required.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:14, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Marking as   Done for the general cleanup.   Not done for broader checks of IP addresses.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:20, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Reopening, as every wiki listed is back up to 1K (actually, at omwiki nothing was done but blocking at omwiki — to be clear, I'm asking for the May 18th edits made by IPs on that wiki to be mass-reverted, assuming someone agrees that they are useless) with similar editing done by IPs, some immediately undoing the deletions by billinghurst and others with just an equivalent amount of page creation. Looks like this will need ongoing attention. - dcljr (talk) 01:13, 19 May 2020 (UTC) [To clarify the intended meaning, insertions and deletions were made to this comment by dcljr (talk) 23:41, 19 May 2020 (UTC).]

I've deleted them for now but I don't think it is appropriate to close this section unless we wither come up with a more permanent way to fix these or discern that it is impossible. Best, Vermont (talk) 01:22, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
  •   Comment reverts are a little more complex as ideally we would not want to kill RC, so we need to bot them. Pywikibot can be set to manage those reverting edits, though to get bot rights is a little more complex, especially as crosswiki global bots are not for reverting. We need a new paradigm, either consensus on how we will handle, and one that is ticked off by stewards OR we just do it noisily and to hell with RCs.
    Need stewards comment on what they will do as they can do personal or bot rights management judiciously, against what they want managed by others.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:32, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Adding to this list

  • bcl: where there has been activity on and some out of the range of RC
  • sm: as above range and 2600:1700:1e0:6b20:0:0/64

 — billinghurst sDrewth 07:08, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Lua help

Status:    Cannot be undertaken

Hello from el.wiktionary. Is there a collection of easy-to-apply simple Lua modules for small wikis? E.g. 'easy-links' 'easy-categories'. Because not knowing Lua, I try to copy from other wiktionaries. English wiktionary has so difficult modules; impossible to learn from them. So, I copy only small chunks at my test. But the only result I get is attempt to index field '?' (a nil value) Thank you in advance. Sarri.nil or --Sarri.greek (talk) 02:22, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

There is no such thing as easily applied LUA modules that you could use, it is too hard to make such recommendations to what is within your scope. I would think that you should be looking first at gadgets that are available, eg. hotcat, and the like which can be globally set. You should also be looking to ensure that you have some of the components for good integration with Wikidata. For what it is worth Tech is a more appropriate forum for exploring your interest for scripts and getting them implemented.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:23, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you billinghurst. I was hoping that there is a support team of Lua authors or something like that. As you know, even if there are language-specifics, the tasks in wikis are similar, repetitive. Small wikis -1 to 10 active editors- have no way to meet the needs. Also, some kind of uniform other things: css and interface editing. Fonts. User rights: ours, in el.wikt. are archaic. We have people waiting to become rollbackers, and we do not find it. Thank you for listening. Sarri.greek (talk) 06:13, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
PS I will go to Tech, thank you again Sarri.greek (talk) 06:22, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
@Sarri.greek: I have never stumbled across a crosswiki pool of LUA editors, they all seem to sit within communities focusing on their interests. You could also try the wikitech-l mailing list as they may have a more general idea. I would think that if you can identify the purpose of the scripts that others are using that may be advantageous to you, then that it is a more guided approach.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:15, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Unlock upload file function at

Status:    Not done

Dear admin, right now I need to ask for your permission to upload a picture in vivoyage. I have an article named Động Linh Sơn, and it would be great to have a pictured attached to it. You can see it at here. Please help me to upload it, or let me know where I can upload it so that I can use it in vivoyage. – Le Duc Anh (💬|📝) 16:53, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

I think that it would be best to have the images uploaded to Commons. Just be sure that the images that you upload is released under a free license so it doesn't become a Copyright violation. -- Tegel (Talk) 17:29, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
Pinging JohnsonLee01. Esteban16 (talk) 21:42, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
This cannot be done here, it requires a consensus and a phabricator ticket.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:18, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Status:    Already done

@علاء, Bsadowski1, Defender, Tegel, Stryn, Ruslik0, -revi, Sakretsu, and Martin Urbanec: Long-term abuse, please see the contributions page - 02:46, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

OAuth permissions

OAuth approval request for Lingua Libre

Status:    Done

Hi, I'm the main developper of Lingua Libre, a tool to record audio files and publish them on commons. It has already be used to upload more than 200 000 files so far. We will soon change our domain name from to, that's why I'm requesting a new OAuth consumer.

I've made a mistake during a first application a bit early on, could you remove the consumer application 2.1?

Thanks — 0x010C ~talk~ 11:14, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

  Already done,   Rejected the 2.1 version - it's not possible for anyone to delete a consumer, but rejecting a consumer renders its credentials useless. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:58, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you!  0x010C ~talk~ 12:05, 9 May 2020 (UTC)