Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2020-11

Manual requests

Status:    Requires a Phabricator ticket

Why isn't possible use in Finnish? Lots of Finnish translations for this website have been made on Jnovikov (talk) 21:02, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

@Jnovikov: Please use the "Report a bug" at the bottom of the page to report this on phabricator --DannyS712 (talk) 21:19, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
OK. I try to notify this on phabricator. Jnovikov (talk) 21:21, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

Deletion of crosswiki spam pages from projects with no active sysops

Status:    Locally handled

Please delete (and, since it isn't the first time, salt) this page on as the speedy deletion request from two weeks ago went unnoticed. Merynancy (talk) 08:53, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

sqwiki has plenty of sysops. Ruslik (talk) 20:26, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
None of whom has deleted the multi-deleted crosswiki spam page in over two weeks, and it isn't the first time we've had to request it here. Merynancy (talk) 19:41, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
Hello! Admin from SqWiki here. I deleted the page for promotional reasons. The reason why it takes long some times to delete cross-wiki spams of the biographical types it is because it's hard for us to determine if the said person is or isn't well known on his country. Couple that with interwiki links between different languages and some references and... Things change when the cross-wiki spam is a blatant vandalism or something not related to notability reasons. All that is because in the past there have been some minor cases when something was reported as a cross-wiki spam by EnWiki users but by our standards it seemed fine so we got surprised a bit when we read that notice. Apparently we have a bit more loose standards about that compared to EnWiki. Up until that point we were used in seeing that notice only for vandalisms but when notability started to be a reason too, things got a bit complicated and usually admins try to make each other deal with miscellaneous cases like these (and eventually no one does it). It would be wise if in the future reports of this sort in the warning it could be included a small explanation why that bio page is considered spam and how we can make sure of that. Maybe that would speed up the process. - Klein Muçi (talk) 12:18, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Protection request and possibly block evasion at

Status:    Done
  • Please, consider protecting haw:Jair Bolsonaro for a longer period. An IP with same ISP used previously by User:T8 Expresso. Looks like someone from Brazil editing that wiki, which is certainly not common. Therefore, perhaps a range block will have something close to zero collateral damage. I have reported that some months ago.—Teles «Talk ˱C L @ S˲» 05:20, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
Semi-protected for 3 months. The range block will be processed after some review. --Sotiale (talk) 05:35, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Block/lock of IPs at el/Wikiquote

Status:    Done

The following IP̪s belong to well known cross-wiki trollish user and sockmaster, based on el/WP. Among their "contributions" are the frequent unconstuctive and abusive editing at el/Wikiquote, where there are no active sysops:

I wonder if a range block/lock for some time would be possible, like ǁǁǁ ǁ Chalk19 (talk) 16:29, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

Done. --Sotiale (talk) 05:33, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Cross-wiki spam cleanup

Status:    Done

Socks of Julio Jose Moruno Ruiz created articles about "Ana Lilian de la Macorra" on multiple Wikipedias with low quality machine translation, or even in a completely different language. Affected pages are:

Please deleted these pages. In addition, please lock the CU-confirmed socks, as they continue disruptive editing after being blocked in more than a wiki. --H78c67c (talk) 22:43, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 05:23, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Bigdelete request on nl:wiki

Status:    Done

Hi, a user on nl:wiki has requested deletion of one of his sandbox pages, nl:User:PAvdK/Kladblok/Biologie/Embryophyta_voortplanting, but that page has more than 5000 versions. Could someone please bigdelete it for him? Thanks in advance and regards, Wutsje (talk) 15:56, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

Taking care of this one. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:58, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
Done. Scheduled for deletion via MediaWiki JobQueue. Might take a minute or two before it dissapears. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:01, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Wutsje (talk) 18:03, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

WP:BIGDELETE intervention needed on es.wikipedia

Status:    Done

Hi. Sorry for make this request in spanish. Se ha solicitado la fusión de múltiples anexos sobre estaciones de radio de México que fueron trasladados a un taller de usuario para ser fusionados en uno solo, ante la decisión administrativa/editorial de no mantenerlos separados. Algunos de ellos fueron borrados y luego se restauraron en el taller del editor, quien se encargó de hacer la fusión de contenidos. Procedí a iniciar la fusión de historiales, sin embargo, ya en determinado momento apareció el mensaje de error BigDelete que amerita la intervención de un steward para poder concluir con la fusión. En total, quedan 21 fusiones pendientes de las 31 que fueron solicitadas --MadriCR (talk) 05:20, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

  Doing... --Base (talk) 17:08, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
  Done --Base (talk) 21:51, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

User:SpeedyGonsales is ignoring the consensus of the

Status:    Locally handled

Dear stewards! My name is Koreanovsky and I am an established user on the Croatian Wikipedia.

Yesterday I got voted for administrator on the Croatian Wikipedia with around 70% of the votes. 50% are needed to be elected.

SpeedyGonsales, who is an admin and crat on the Croatian Wikipedia does not like the decision of the community and the voting result. He dismissed the election and says "it is not valid". Speedy is trying to singlehandedly overrule local consensus with every method to avoid me from getting my sysop-rights, he is working against the of the community consensus and even threatened to block me - without a reason named! A little backstory:

[1] His main reason to vote against me is highlighted with bold text. In his vote against he claimed:

An user who received two yellow cards this year got proposed as an administrator. It is questionable whether if this candidacy is valid at all. (...) You see that this user has not made any qualitative for a while.

— SpeedyGonsales

In my reply I have quoted his claims, prooved that they are not right, asked him many counter-questions and explained why "yellow cards" are not an argument to question the validity of me as an admin candidate. He used yellow cards sometimes in an abusive way. Examples: User Croxyz recieved a yellow card for removing one empty section on an article, when I got my first yellow card from Speedy, he came up with personal attacks and claimed: "I have problems with successfully distinguishing the essential from the irrelevant" - he is judging my intelligence, not my work on Wikipedia! When he replied to my reply, he ignored my arguments and the confrontation and claimed: [2]

(...) on the other hand, this somewhat grumpy question where my critique is interpreted as spitting, combined with an arbitrary, meaningless interpretation of rules that automatically disqualify for this status.

— SpeedyGonsales

Last night, he started a request for an admins opinions, where he has totally called me out without any arguments. He is not naming any examples or diffs "why I would be a bad admin" in his opinion. In different words: "If I indef them, the vote is invalid anyways". It literally opens with the following Subject of dispute:

If I block Koreanovsky, this automatically cancels the candidacy for administrator (...)

— SpeedyGonsales

...which is a threat! He cannot just block me without a reason - this would be an abuse of admin tools! He does not care about arguments, he is trying to subvert the community consensus through any means necessary. The irony behind this is that I got once a yellow card for "unargued provocation" (= Google translated) by Speedy, so technically he is doing exactly that right now, for what users have been punished by him. The best (= sarcasm) about this "request for an admins opinions" is that it names me and Speedy as the both dispute-parties, but I basically have no right to say anything about this, since I have no sysop-rights.

User:Lasta has perfectly explained it further: [3]

(...) The idea of ​​administrators, even if we all think the same as Speedy, could undo the will of the community here, is extremely dangerous. I recommend to the collaborator SpeedyGonsales to come to terms with the loss of almost absolute power on the Croatian wikipedia and to learn to live with Wikipedia as it should be from the beginning.

— Lasta

Here you can also see the shocked reaction of the community in the village pump: [4], and the reaction of non-admins: [5].


Dear sysops and stewards, please intervene! I am literally begging you! --Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 09:19, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

I'll write a comment asking for clarification of the justification. Let's see what happens,   On hold until I hear back from the bureaucrat, or reasonable time passes. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:24, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Please note: SP#Don't promote users on projects with existing bureaucrats. — regards, Revi 13:54, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

  Not done The bureaucrats just promoted your account, nothing left to do. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:16, 27 November 2020 (UTC)


Status:    Locally handled

This user page User:Okokokokokkkk1 have content personal attacks other user (at Vietnamese language). Please administrator delete this page --Nghiemtrongdai VN (talk) 09:21, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

@Nghiemtrongdai VN Here false, please use Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. (User page is now deleted) --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 15:16, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

User interface changes on Slovenian Wikibooks

Status:    Done

On Wikibooks in Slovene language, we do not have any user interface admins. Before the introduction of multiple user permissions, I was taking care of user interface. As normal admins cannot make these changes anymore, I would like to ask to update b:sl:MediaWiki:Common.js entirely as it contains legacy code that fixed bugs and added additional functionalities to previous version of the interface. Likely, I would ask to remove or update b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-wikEd.js, b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-wikEd as the version used seems incompatible with the current version of the interface. Please also update b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-definition accordingly. Smihael (talk) 10:52, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Update that page to... what contents? You have to prepare the contents to replace, or at least "replace line A to B" kind of request. Generic "update this" cannot be fulfilled. — regards, Revi 11:49, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
With "update" I was referring to wikiEd version. I added the gadget back in 2009 and since then the initialization of gadget changed. Therefore, b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-wikEd.js has to be changed so that it complies with en:User:Cacycle/wikEd_installation#Creating_a_gadget. Note that, I can not prepare the code snippet as I don't have the necessary permissions to create a dummy gadget to test which lines of code have to be changed and don't have time to hack around and simulate gadget initialization in the user space (just because a decision of lifting these permissions to UI admins has been made without even notifying the local community).
If updating b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-wikEd.js for some reason turns out as impossible, then please delete b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-wikEd.js and b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-wikEd as the current version is broken and just doesn't work. In this case please also update b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-definition accordingly (i.e. remove the line that adds wikiEd to the list of gadgets). Best, --Smihael (talk) 14:01, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
  Done Please, check if wikiEd works. Ruslik (talk) 19:37, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Ruslik! wikiEd works now in Chrome. It has some minor issues in Firefox, but this is expected and documented at en:User:Cacycle/wikEd_announcements. I would additionally ask to update b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-popups.js and b:sl:MediaWiki:Gadget-navpop.css (you can take en:MediaWiki:Gadget-popups.js as source) as Lupin's navpopups we are currently importing are also deprecated and show a warning "Information: You are importing User:Lupin/popups.js into your common.js or <skin>.js! This script is unmaintained. Please remove this inclusion and enable the Navigation popups Gadget in the preferences of your account" at login. --Smihael (talk) 14:57, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 21:04, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Speedy Deletions

Status:    Done

At el/Wikiquote and el/Wikinews, where there are no sysops: Please delete the out-of-scope and trollish pages [6] [7] created recently by the globally locked spammer Kanelious. Thanks in advance. ǁǁǁ ǁ Chalk19 (talk) 09:00, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

  Done, thanks, Chalk19 for such simple requests you can also use Global sysops/Requests. --Base (talk) 09:04, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you Base, I will file similar future requests there. ǁǁǁ ǁ Chalk19 (talk) 09:06, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

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