Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2020-06

Manual requests

Article without encyclopedic relevance in Scottish Wikipedia

Status:    Not done

I come to request a deletion of the Diego Grez Cañete article[1]. The user who created the page is called Cuatro Remos (his real name is Diego Grez-Cañete) and has a dictatorship on Scottish Wikipedia because he is an administrator, the page does not exist in any Wikipedia language because it has no encyclopedic relevance, I ask someone to take action. I did not make the case on Scottish Wikipedia because obviously I cannot report the article of a person who can block me from that language if he wants to. Also the person who created the article is the same person the article is about (Diego Grez-Cañete) who was blocked from the English community for self-promotion and the full case can be seen here.[2] Please notify me of the resolution of this by pinging. Thank you. Alexismata7 (talk) 22:05, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@MJL: This is your wiki, I think this should be locally handled at scoWP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:17, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Thank you for the ping. I would be happy to take care of this issue! :D
@Alexismata7: I see your concerns as reasonable even if unwarranted (Cuatro Remos is a rather decent admin, so I can't imagine he'd block over a your COI concern). Still, I get where you are coming from (small wikis are susceptible to those kinds of poor outcomes). I've done some digging, and I that this has been discussed sporadically over the years but never in depth too much. Would you like that I bring this up for discussion again over there? We can bring everyone together to hash it out as to whether the article's subject is notable enough to still warrant inclusion. –MJLTalk 05:44, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

MJL, I would like to start a discussion there, I think I could lay the foundations to solve this case. You say where to start, I'll wait for you. Alexismata7 (talk) 13:05, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

  Deferred to w:sco:Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Diego Grez-Cañete (seicont nomination). –MJLTalk 04:57, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
  Comment I have made my points (about the existence of the article) already clear elsewhere. However, it is important to clarify this request is made in retaliation of Alexis's own block on the Spanish Wikipedia and Commons, which he may see were caused by my involvement. Additionally, it is extremely upsetting that they, after I have been using this pseudonym for years, struggling to "hide" my real name, comes around and OUTS me once again. It is disgusting. Moreover, their "dictatorship" claims are plain ridiculous and offensive. Hopefully someone will take action against Alexis's harassment and abuse, which is now cross wiki. Cuatro Remos (talk) 06:43, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Gadget-dictLookup.js on tr.wikisource

Status:    Not done

hi, I want to make this gadget available to everyone on but this dictionary setting for to Can you help me? --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 15:16, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

It won't work for your needs. enWS calls the script n:MediaWiki:Gadget-dictionaryLookupHover.js and that has no tr code component. I suggest that you talk to the author of the script. They are still around, though not particularly wiki active.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:13, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Useless pages for deletion

Status:    Done

Creating 100s of useless, identical pages in the same (wrong) language in both wikis, to push them to 1,000 articles. Only in (adminless) tnwiki and twwiki, so far. - dcljr (talk) 01:27, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Done and gblocked. --Sotiale (talk) 01:36, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
For future reference, should this have gone on Global sysops/Requests instead? - dcljr (talk) 01:44, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
You are free to choose any request field. I think it was a good choice to choose here. --Sotiale (talk) 01:47, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
More eyes with more experience here.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:07, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Sotiale: did you block the /24 or the IP. If you look at the case above, you will see that I found a few ranges.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:09, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
the range was blocked for two weeks. Let's watch the situation and consider extending the period. --Sotiale (talk) 13:30, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Noting other hits in recent days

  1. smWP
  2. gotWP



 — billinghurst sDrewth 11:42, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Edit warring at tl:Dmitriy Savkin in Tagalog Wikipedia

Status:    Not done

full history page
@علاء, Bsadowski1, Defender, Tegel, Stryn, Ruslik0, -revi, Sakretsu, and Martin Urbanec: Edit warring, IP and user edits refused to take the discussion, please see the IP contributions page and the users contributions page. Thanks - 12:49, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

the project has local admins.---𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 13:04, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

System message on fy.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Dear All,
Please could someone create a localized message, containing just {{dokumintaasjesubside}} here:

This is similar to the documentation template on the English Wiktionary.

Thank you very much in advance!
Kind regards --PiefPafPier (talk) 15:11, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

  Done.—Iluvatar (talk) 17:59, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Suspension on ru-wiki

Status:    Not done xwiki-contribsxwiki-dateSTIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker

Hi everyone,

This IP address has been suspended on ru-wiki due to one small case of vandalism. Please note that this is dynamic IP address so the suspension affects a lot of users. I have tried to discuss the suspension on my talk page on ru-wiki but this page was deleted by the local sysop (probably because he does not want to discuss it). I have also tried to contact him via e-mail with no result.

Please help me. 11:30, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Stewards and global sysops rights are not applicable to ruWP. Nothing can be done by us.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:12, 6 June 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Done
  1. Please reduce the protection level of this following templates Bản mẫu:Điểm đến trong tháng (1) Bản mẫu:Điểm đến trong tháng (2) and Bản mẫu:Điểm đến trong tháng (3) (which means Template:Destination of the month) from "fully proctection" to "extended confirmed". To protect vandalism from new users and IPs, the protection of these pages was raised to the highest level by user JohnsonLee01 two weeks ago, so that only people with Admin right can edit it. But since JohnsonLee01 lost his sysop flag, there is no body in vi.wikivoyage that can edit these pages, although they should be changed monthly.
  2. Please delete all pages in this category Thể loại:Chờ xóa.

Thanks. -- talk 23:50, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

@A: Those pages aren't protected, and to the best of my knowledge, they never were. Is there any issue with those pages now? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:49, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Thanks for asking, but steward Sotiale has already disabled the cascade-protection of the main page.-- talk 15:53, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

System messages on fy.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Dear All,
Please could someone create two localized messages:

This is similar to the English Wiktionary: here and here.

Thank you very much in advance!
Kind regards --PiefPafPier (talk) 13:08, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

  Done.—Iluvatar (talk) 13:46, 7 June 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I'm not requesting any action in particular, but it would seem this user has created for themselves nonsense user pages and user talks across multiple different projects with little-to-no substantive contributions. For example, the other day they made they made sco:Uiser collogue:JoseaJohnson18: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas 3x And A Happy New Year" I'd have deleted it by now if I wasn't filing this report.
Josea's only block is on nowiki. –MJLTalk 20:33, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

  Not done The user is blocked only on single project. If more local blocks follow, please, file a request on SRG. Ruslik (talk) 20:35, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Transwiki article import request en:基塔卜 to zh:基塔卜

Status:    Locally handled

Please do see en:Talk:基塔卜 where a Transwiki article import/(history merge) request en:基塔卜 to zh:基塔卜. While request has been addressed to Chinese Wikipedia beurocrats since I do not know Chinese language myself and which help pages I should report on Chinese Wikipedia. Requesting help--Bookku (talk) 02:29, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Bookku, I see that enwiki is available in import sources for zhwiki, so XML import is not needed, it is indeed just transwiki import just as you wrote. This means that the request can be handled by any of the 79 zhwiki admins at zh:Special:Import, hence we stewards would not do it. --Base (talk) 09:53, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

@Base: Thanks for your support and support from Chinese Wikipedia admins task has been successfully completed.

Bookku (talk) 14:05, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Pages waiting for deleted on tr.wikinews

Status:    Done

As can be seen here, there are pages waiting to be deleted for months. There are no admins in this wiki, except for one bot used against vandalism. I would be glad if global sysops or stewards will interest for this subject. Thanks. --Uğurkenttalk 15:14, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

I'm currently processing the backlog, but if Wikinews are in your area of interest, perhaps you would like to request temporary adminship? For that, state your intention to become an admin at the project's Village pump. After a week, you can request the mop at SRP. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:23, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
I don't think I will request adminships again because we have been discussing for closing this wiki nowadays. :) --Uğurkenttalk 15:30, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
  Done Your call :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:41, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

System message on fy.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Dear All,
Please could someone create another localized message, containing just {{dokumintaasje}} here:

This is similar to the documentation template on the English Wiktionary.

The whole operation to get a few templates working confused me a lot, but this should be the last one missing.

Thank you very much in advance!
Kind regards --PiefPafPier (talk) 11:50, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

On enwikt there is a parameter passed to the template they use. Does your template work correctly without it? --Base (talk) 12:58, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
@Base: Yes, it's OK without. I use a simpler (older) template on purpose. The English Wiktionary uses more advanced Modules as backend (with parameters). --PiefPafPier (talk) 13:03, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
  Done, enjoy :) --Base (talk) 13:11, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

CSS and JS fixes on small wikis

Status:    Done

task T252467

I'd like to notify that over 50 changes should be made on small/mid-sized wikis, on 1-2 pages per each wiki. I believe it would be much more effective for one person to make all the fixes instead of notifying each of these communities or examining the activity of accounts with relevant permissions.

I'm also curious to learn what is the approach towards this kind of requests.

What needs to be done, specifically: for gadgets and scripts to work on Vector (the change doesn't affect Monobook, Timeless, etc.), div#p-personal, div#p-navigation, div#p-interaction, div#p-tb, div#p-lang, div#p-namespaces or div#p-variants and div#p-cactions should all be removed of the div qualifier, and the correct version is: #p-personal, #p-navigation …. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:41, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

On the list, there are:

  • Userscripts are not a work from interface Administrators or Global Sysops or Stewards --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 12:06, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
    As it is an edit to keep them from getting broken I think it is a good courtesy to fix them even if it is outside of what we would normally do. --Base (talk) 12:48, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Ping @FShbib: for ar.projects things --Alaa :)..! 12:24, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
The problem is that many of those instances are in comments. Ruslik (talk) 20:07, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
  Done Except user pages everything appears to have been done. Ruslik (talk) 20:33, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Adding a gadget to Turkish Wikisource

Status:    Not done

We want to use gadget on Turkish Wikisource. There are no local interface administrators on there. Best regards. ----justinianus 16:17, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

@Justinianus:Is there a local consensus for installing this gadget?---𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:25, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: Actually no. But we have just a few (2-4) active users. --justinianus 16:29, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
Gadgets can only be added if there is consensus on them. First start a discussion with the other active users in your project. If you are the only one who wants to use the gadget you can also add it to your Common.js.---𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:37, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your help, I appreciate that. Best regards. --justinianus 17:18, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

SettingsManager - preferences token

Status:    Done

Hi. The use of preferencestoken in the userinfo api is deprecated. I recently requested an edit to commons:MediaWiki:Gadget-SettingsManager.js (which was made), but multiple other sites have local copies of that script. Please make the same edit to those pages.

Edit to be made

Please remove lines 23-25

// Different tokes exist only to confuse the user (at least in 2012)
// All of them carry the same value except the watchlist token
if (!mw.user.tokens.exists('preferencesToken')) mw.user.tokens.set('preferencesToken', mw.user.tokens.get('csrfToken'));

Please edit line 28

  • Current: Refresh preferences-token
  • New: Refresh edit token

Please edit lines 38-51:

  • Current:
	var mwa = new mw.Api(),
		apiDef = mwa.get( {
			meta: 'userinfo',
			uiprop: 'preferencestoken'
		} );
	apiDef.done(function(result) {
		if (!result.query || !result.query.userinfo) return cb( false, 'wrong-response' );
		mw.user.tokens.set( 'preferencesToken', result.query.userinfo.preferencestoken );
		cb( true );
	});, result) {
		if (!result.query || !result.query.userinfo) return cb( false, code );


	var mwa = new mw.Api(),
		apiDef = mwa.get( {
        	action: 'query',
			meta: 'tokens',
			type: 'csrf'
		} );
	apiDef.done(function(result) {
		if (!result.query || !result.query.tokens) return cb( false, 'wrong-response' );
		mw.user.tokens.set( 'csrfToken', result.query.tokens.csrftoken );
		cb( true );
	});, result) {
		if (!result.query || !result.query.tokens) return cb( false, code );

Please edit line 577

  • Current:
token: mw.user.tokens.get('preferencesToken'),
  • New:
token: mw.user.tokens.get('csrfToken'),
Pages to edit

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 21:29, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

  Done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 23:13, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

Edit request on nv.wikipedia

Status:    Done

At w:nv:MediaWiki:Common.css, please remove the following from the display:none !important; block:

  • #t-userrights
  • #centralNotice
  • #siteNotice
  • #anonNotice
  • .mw-editTools
  • .page-Íiyisíí_Naaltsoos #ca-talk
  • .page-Íiyisíí_Naaltsoos #ca-viewsource

They should be visible (links to user groups, central notice, site notice, anon notice, edit tools, and the main page talk and view source links). Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 18:33, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

  Done--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 18:43, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Revert. This is not for global sysops to decide. Some of these are need for proper displaying! Seb az86556 (talk) 06:27, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Note that the request was simply to restore the display of the elements listed above, not to remove the rule complete, which is indeed needed for improved display of the main page. If the edit is reverted, please then remove the items listed above, allowing them to be shown again --DannyS712 (talk) 06:42, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
And how about you discuss things locally before running here to ask for changes to the interface? Even if you have a point that's a question of etiquette and usually what is done. Seb az86556 (talk) 06:45, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Is there anybody who can revert this mess and simply do what the request actually says? That would be a great step forward. Seb az86556 (talk) 07:07, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Now it should be good. Please confirm we're done--Sakretsu (炸裂) 11:01, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes. Thank you. If anyone wants to suggest further changes, these should be discussed at .nv. Language of discussion is Navajo, of course; make your case there. Seb az86556 (talk) 11:17, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Some deletions on fy.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Dear All,
Please could someone delete some obsolete templates because they're locked:

All are superseded by (default) system messages in the MediaWiki namespace long time ago (see here for instance wikt:Template:Accesskey-addsection.

Thank you very much in advance!
Kind regards --PiefPafPier (talk) 13:46, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

  nominated for deletion on 2020-06-25  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:19, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Already done. These cases are clear, there is no need to wait. --MF-W 14:30, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Delete my korean wikinews user page

Status:    Done


Delete my korean wikinews user page. Thank you. --GTX1060 (talk) 11:59, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Done. Sgd. —Hasley 13:36, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Protect page at km.wiktionary

Status:    Done

Hi, Request protection for a page that has repeatedly been mischievous.

I have reverted to the most reliable version of Nisetpdajsankha in the history. The mischief looks like it has been going on for two months.

In addition, pages with only the email address are created at the link destination:

thank you.--mirinano (talk) 01:59, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

Block for Mithila Madawa

Status:    Done

Please see w:si:විශේෂ:දායකත්ව/Mithila_Madawa and block, blanking pages. --Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:45, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 18:14, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

ZI Jony see here please --Alaa :)..! 09:07, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Unblocked per en:special:permalink/965096824#unblock --Alaa :)..! 11:26, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

OAuth permissions

OAuth disable requests

Status:    Done
Status:    Done

No need longer. Thanks.—Iluvatar (talk) 12:20, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

  Disabled. You should no longer be able to use the consumers. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:32, 11 June 2020 (UTC)