Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2021-01

Manual requests

Update Homepage on eswikivoyage

Status:    Done

Tu solicitud: As agreed in La Posada. I request that the template be removed {{Portada:Destacado}} on Main Page. Y en Plantilla:Portada:Cabecera change "Wikiviajes:Destino del mes|Destino del mes" by "Wikiviajes:Artículo del mes|Artículo del mes" --Hispano76 (talk) 00:56, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

  Done I lowered the protection level, so you can do changes yourself. Ruslik (talk) 12:31, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Deleting a page with 5000+ revisions

Status:    Done

Please, delete ru:Участник:Nickpo/Черновик9. Criterion for deletion is ru:Википедия:Критерии_быстрого_удаления#У5 (template "db-inactive' is not placed on the page because it triggers our adminbot that does automatic deletions. In this case that template causes that bot to malfuction since it is not able to delete the requested page). Meiræ 12:32, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

@Meiræ Can you please ask an administrator to confirm this request here? Thanks! Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:35, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Well I have Closer rights on ruwiki and normally would've been able to process this request myself, but if you need confirmation specifically from an admin I can summon one. @Q-bit array: can you confirm this request, please? Meiræ 12:42, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
@Meiræ   Done Good point, the point is just to verify someone with delete right authorizes the deletion :). I just confirmed closers can delete pages, and deleted the pages. Thanks! Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:48, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for help! Meiræ 12:50, 5 January 2021 (UTC)
Was going to confirm that the page should be deleted, but it's already done. Thanks! (it was me) -- Q-bit array (talk) 12:56, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Question about revdeletion

Status:    Done

Hello Stewards, I have one question about the WP:REVDEL. Basically, today we fixed an article on the Croatian Wikipedia about a weekly magazine. The article contained horrible WP:NPOV and WP:VERIFY violations and degrading sections about "controversies" that violated WP:NOR and were sourceless or a failed verification. The sections were really badmouthing the topic without any evidence.

My question is, has that content to be revdeleted? I am asking because the Croatian Wikipedia doesn't have a Wikipedia:Revision deletion policy.

Best regards, Koreanovsky (Ča–Kaj–Što?!) 19:46, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

You can look at en:WP:CRD for clues. Ruslik (talk) 20:56, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Northern Luri Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Due to the closure of lrcwiki, the content (everything except User/User talk and the Main Page and sitenotice?) should be deleted. --MF-W 15:24, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

It is much simpler to delete the wiki completely. Ruslik (talk) 18:42, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Not really, the last time we asked about the possibility of deleting wikis, the answer was that it would be very complicated (and not worth the fuss). --MF-W
@MF-Warburg I'm deleting all pages using a maintenance script to make things easier. Amir (talk) 19:14, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
So I cleaned the wiki and now there is only 233 pages left. Mostly User/User talk namespace. With a couple of pages in fringe namespaces. If someone wants to clean that part, feel free. Amir (talk) 13:54, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
Great, thanks! --MF-W 14:03, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

  Done I'm closing this as done, given Amir deleted the pages already, and there's nothing else to do here. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:08, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Unblock Deu in KaWiki

Status:    Not done

I have been indefinitely blocked by user MIKHEIL in Georgian Wikipedia since January 2019. MIKHEIL pointed out the reason for the blocking: Personal attacks, making discussions absurd, hindering the project. Real reasons for blocking: I objected to choosing an article full of grammatical errors written by friend of MIKHEIL as featured article, I requested the deletion of the plagiarism article which MIKHEIL defended and I demanded the removal of the admin right for MIKHEIL according to rules of KaWiki. All three admins in Georgian Wikipedia oppose any discussion regarding unblocking. They close all new discussions and forbid others to express their opinions. The last case happened today. The admin also threatened to block the user who simply initiated a discussion regarding the unblocking. Many users of KaWiki on the neutral field (Requests for comment) say that blocking me is an injustice and ask for unblocking (All users except User:Vermont are from KaWiki). For other current cases of abuse of admin rights in KaWiki, see also this discussion. Please unblock me or at least let the administrators of KaWiki know how important free discussion is. Best regards, --Deu. 15:30, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

  Not done Stewards cannot overrule local administrators whose decisions are final. Ruslik (talk) 10:20, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Sitenotice on Northern Luri Wikipedia

Status:    Done

Please change in lrc:MediaWiki:Sitenotice



<div lang="en" dir="ltr"

so that the dot appears at the end of the sentence instead of the beginning, and also to help e.g. screen readers reading the text. Thanks in advance, —Tacsipacsi (talk) 14:55, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

  Done via [1] --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:57, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Wow, it was fast! Thanks! —Tacsipacsi (talk) 14:58, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Help with importing scripts on diq.wikt

Status:    Done

Hi! The diq.wikt is quite new. The only admin doesn't have Interface admin rights so we are having problems with importing some very significant scripts from en.wikt. Can a global sysop help us, please? This is discussed with the local admin and another user here.--Balyozxane (talk) 16:08, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

The codes are ready for importing. Can someone help us please or at least reply that Stewards don't deal with these matters? --Balyozxane (talk) 23:38, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
@Balyozxane: I wrote to you in diq.wikt ;) --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 18:00, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! :)--Balyozxane (talk) 18:04, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  Done --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 20:27, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Subpar contributions at omwiki

Status:    Done

Can someone check out the recent activity on om: and see if mass reversions and/or deletions are necessary? It looks like at least one user over there may be trying to inflate the article count by adding useless links to every page, and many pages there seem to be dictionary definitions of "random" words (verbs, adjectives, etc.) that don't belong in a Wikipedia in the first place. (Many others may not be dictdefs but are incredibly short micro-stubs.) I've tried to communicate with one active logged-in user and one active IP editor. I got a message on my talk page from a different IP address that doesn't really seem to be a response to either of my messages. I suspect this is all the same person, but I don't know. The logged-in user has continued to do exactly what I had complained to them about (and had just reverted away on hundreds of pages), so at this point if I continue to deal with this, it'll just turn into an edit war. (The wiki has no local admin.) - dcljr (talk) 15:15, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

I have over 1000 nonsense pages deleted. Stewards please make a CU. Apparently it is one or two trolls. om:Special:Contributions/, om:Special:Contributions/Ahrada2021, om:Special:Contributions/, om:Special:Contributions/Obsaa Bushaa Laaloo, 2600:1700:1E0:6B2F:987F:77D6:6F7F:759
List of other short/nonsense Pages om:Special:ShortPages --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 18:31, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@WikiBayer I CU'ed 'em a little, and I'm unsure about the result. They all use a single ISP (/16 range), however, they use a wide variety of phones. I doubt it's one person based purely on technical evidence. I recommend blocking as you deem necessary. If it continues after blocks, the only thing we could do is to block the whole ISP, but that might as well cut off a great deal of Ethiopian users. Best, Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:13, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 21:22, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Proposal: Due to the high number of accounts and IPs that create pages, we could create an abuse filter that prevents very short pages in the article namespace.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 21:22, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

@WikiBayer Sounds good to me. Do you want to create one, or should I? Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:09, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
om:Special:AbuseFilter/2 I have created the abuse filter with the Limit "70" for all users --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 09:05, 16 January 2021 (UTC)
Made few changes there, looks good otherwise. Closing this request as done, as there's nothing else for us to do. Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:55, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Edit wikibooks:no:Mediawiki:Common.css

Status:    Done

I would like help to hide the title of the main page and a language code at the bottom of the main page at the above mentioned project. The css haven’t been edited since 2008, so if any updates are needed, please address them, too. Regards ---- Abuluntu ( talk) 04:52, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Abuluntu, what do you mean by "a language code at the bottom". The "no:" below the "DONER" link? --Base (talk) 09:49, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Spot on! Base! Thats the one. I think it clutters the page. -- Abuluntu ( talk) 09:56, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
@Abuluntu: The "no:" was only a error in your Template and not a style error, you can't make a interwiki link to the self project. I have this error b:no:Special:Diff/41928 fixed and hide the first headline with the common.css. There is a lot of code in the css file, maybe you could move code with TemplateStyles to the templates.--𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 21:20, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! Great tip. I’ll look into it. Thanks for a helping hand -- Abuluntu ( talk) 21:48, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Appears to be done. Closing. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:02, 29 January 2021 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Backlog of deletion requests at voy:el:Κατηγορία:Σελίδες για γρήγορη διαγραφή. Asked admin at [2] and no response. --Rschen7754 20:53, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Rschen7754, since this is a wiki in the global sysop wikiset, I have taken the liberty to take a look at them. There is only one left which I didn't delete. That one seems to be a showcase page of all kinds of templates. So this is   Done. --Wiki13 (talk) 21:28, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Deletion request on Cornish Wikipedia

Status:    Done

There are two pages in Welsh on kwwiki (kw:Teneuo coedwigaeth and kw:Peiriant torri gwair) that have been hanging around for a while. Have discussed with the other main active editor and those who speak Welsh and Cornish (See here and here) to see whether anyone would be able to translate, but the general consensus is to delete. Hopefully this is the right forum to bring this up in; if not, please do say. Thanks, --Gazamp (talk) 17:41, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

This is a small wiki for global sysop. Relevant local users aren't volunteer to make edits on the articles. On different wikis, the articles with these links were deleted due to spam links see. @Gazamp: Related pages have been deleted. Thank you. --Uncitoyentalk 17:54, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

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