Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2020-10

Manual requests

Deletion of crosswiki spam pages from projects with no active sysops

Status:    Done

Please delete 1 and 2 as they're the only two language projects where the speedy deletion requests for this crosswiki spam article weren't handled in nearly a week. Merynancy (talk) 14:32, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Both pages are now deleted. Operator873talkconnect 12:40, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

sw.wiktionary Mainpage

Status:    Done

Can a global sysop or steward move wikt:sw:Mwanzo/sandbox to wikt:sw:Mwanzo which is currently protected. There has been some improvements. There are currently no local admin active and only one active editor of whom I had already discussed with --Synoman Barris (talk) 09:18, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 11:45, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Quality check on ko.wn article

Status:    Already done

A recently made article by (n:ko:이제 막 빛을 발한 니켈 광산, 중국에 넘어가나) by User:팩다방 is supposed to be a news article, but I am concerned about the layout and the usage of sources, though I still don't know the language much. George Ho (talk) 22:51, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Procedural note: Sotiale has left ultimatum. — regards, Revi 16:42, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
I see that Sotiale has deleted the article. Now what about its talk page (n:ko:토론:이제 막 빛을 발한 니켈 광산, 중국에 넘어가나), which still exists as of date? George Ho (talk) 05:31, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Now the talk page is deleted. Shall I mark this as done then? George Ho (talk) 16:47, 5 October 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

Could I be appointed as admin at af.wikiquote? As yet there are no admins and I would like to attend to its main page, which currently receives no attention and is full of red links. JMK (talk) 10:41, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Requests for permissions should be made at Steward requests/Permissions, not here --DannyS712 (talk) 13:33, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Another ko.wn article to review

Status:    Not done

Another article n:ko:조선일보 칼럼 '친일파 장사' 아직도 재미 좀 보십니까' 팩트체크, 근거가 있는 주장인가?, created by User:팩트오늘, also needs review. Its layout and writing style me primarily concerned, and I have wondered whether it was copied from other sources. George Ho (talk) 05:40, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

And what about this article n:ko:차별금지법의 '성적지향'을 둘러싼 오해 팩트체크 created by IP editor? George Ho (talk) 06:31, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

I appreciate your work on patrolling kowikinews, but can you rather ask local VP or other Korean-language speaker (/me looks at Sotiale) before bringing things directly to SRM? (n:ko:위키뉴스:사랑방#팩트체커톤 제출 기사 업로드 예정 안내) — regards, Revi 15:12, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
The local VP is either inactive or less active as of date, and you (who voted hard-closure on the project) and Motoko (I stand corrected; hasn't voted yet as of date) are the only non-WMF editors within the last 30 (or 60) days there. For next time, I'll directly ask Sotiale at either ko.wn or meta. Right now, I'm awaiting further replies. George Ho (talk) 21:32, 2 October 2020 (UTC); edited, 06:33, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, but there's a community on kowikinews (albeit not really active) and since you do not speak Korean fluently, I think you need a stamp from local (or Korean native speaker) if you are going to complain about quality. I'm not sure if you are aware, but Google translate (or machine translation in general) is known to be a bad quality on Korean, and cannot be a reliable way to determine quality. — regards, Revi 11:57, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

  out of scope Neither stewards nor global sysops are involved in specific editorial control beyond normal rights, our role would be to implement a consensus of a community where no administrators or bureaucrats are able to do so.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:33, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

edit request on loginwiki (2)

Status:    Done

Follow-up to Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2020-09#Edit request on loginwiki. At [1] please change Special:Centralauth to Special:CentralAuth to avoid an annoying redirect. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 05:46, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Help setting up MediaWiki:Gadget-TranslationAdder.js at

Status:    Not done

Hi! I'm currently the only active admin/bureaucrat at the Romanian Wiktionary project and I'm in need of help to set up and approve the translation gadget. I strongly believe that this tool is needed in order to improve user experience and boost participation. I have some limited knowledge when it comes to coding, but I need help in creating the appropriate pages and documentation, especially since I don't have interface rights. -Robbie SWE (talk) 11:31, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

@Robbie SWE This Gadget? --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 11:56, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
@𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 Yes, it's a gadget that enables you to add translations to words in any language without having to edit the entire page. --Robbie SWE (talk) 11:59, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
@Robbie SWE A Installation requires local discussion. ro.wiktionary has no active Users. Setting up a gadget for a user makes no sense, as gadgets also require maintenance and if they are not maintained they can cause problems. You can use the gadget through your Common.js. mw.loader.load ('https://LinkGadget');--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 12:15, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
@𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫, okay, we have some users but the activity is sporadic, I agree. However, I do believe that the function would create traction but if it's against policy I'll accept it. How do I create it just for me then? Do I just add the code above to my Common.js page? --Robbie SWE (talk) 12:19, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

@Robbie SWE I looked at the code, this gadget cannot work in ro.wiktionary because ro.wiktionary has different templates.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 15:28, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

If I know which templates need to be created, maybe I can create them. I guess they just need translating. --Robbie SWE (talk) 15:29, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
That doesn't help. All pages with translations would have to be changed for the script to work.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:50, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Histmerges on cvwiki

Status:    Done

Moving this from GSR, where it has been sitting idle for weeks. As that page is for quick, simple, and specific requests, I'm moving it here. Please see this link for details. Best, Vermont (talk) 21:43, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:04, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletions on idwikibooks

Status:    Done - speedy deletion category —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:05, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Moved from GSR --DannyS712 (talk) 05:11, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:57, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

OAuth permissions