Stewards' noticeboard/Archives/2017-05

Special:Abusefilter/69 addition

Would someone be so kind to add "" into the filter, after a month plus of the spambot stuff, I am happy to just shut it out specifically. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:50, 3 May 2017 (UTC)[]

Would not Spam_blacklist be better? Ruslik (talk) 18:10, 3 May 2017 (UTC)[]

We have not generally blacklisted blogs that have potential for reasonable use, noting that wikivoyages and wikibooks both allow blogs. What is in that filter is websites that have potential use, though are spambot'd. From the template you will see that there has been accepted use of the domain at sites, so I do not think that it is that readily blacklisted.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:34, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 08:49, 4 May 2017 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:23, 7 May 2017 (UTC)[]

Special:AbuseFilter/69 more

Would SKS please add the following domains to filter /69.


Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:22, 7 May 2017 (UTC)[]

  Done Ruslik (talk) 14:28, 7 May 2017 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:43, 10 May 2017 (UTC)[]


Could a steward take a look at this post at SRUC? It's complex and can't be handled by simple global renamers. --XXN (talk) 21:43, 10 May 2017 (UTC)[]

I see this was done. --MF-W 16:31, 11 May 2017 (UTC)[]
Not as expected. Probably nobody really cares about the image of the Foundation and its products... --XXN (talk) 15:50, 21 May 2017 (UTC)[]
This section was archived on a request by: XXN (talk) 15:50, 21 May 2017 (UTC)[]

Cross-wiki vandalism

We may need Steward assistance over at en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Zjec. The user has been using several IPs (all starting with 113.210...., save two IPv6's which start with 2001:E68:5400:2FB4...) to vandalize across at least three wikis. Gestrid (talk) 06:25, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]

I know this is not technically the right place, but I felt it wouldn't be beneficial to have two separate discussions (one here on meta and another on the SPI on enwiki) going on about the same topic. Gestrid (talk) 06:33, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
Good thing is his IPs and its ranges are exposed wide open before SPI case is even started. This block log showed that User:Zjec did indeed used the IP range at one time. --Vitt56 06:34, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
  • I've contacted User:Bsadowski1 on IRC to request 3 weeks global block on Zjec's IP. --Vitt56 07:51, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
    • Note to stewards: please be skeptical of any requests by the above IP editor, who geolocates to the same ISP used by Zjec. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 07:53, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
      • Mr Bsadowski said that the range is too busy to block. --Vitt56 07:55, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
  •   Comment English checkusers have direct communication channels and a wiki shared with stewards. Unless it is an emergency, stewards do not act on English Wikipedia, so it would be unusual to need to ping them here as there is generally no requirement for enWP business.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:33, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
  • Problem is, User:Billinghurst, this doesn't just effect enwiki. As I said, they're vandalizing on several wikis. I just pointed to the SPI because that is where all the information needed is. Gestrid (talk) 15:17, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
This user has been caught vandalizing on enwiki, frwiki, Simple Wikipedia, and Meta Wiki so far. Because this is cross-wiki vandalism, I believe it is appropriate that a steward is pinged in this situation. XboxGamer22408 (talk) 16:15, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
Seems the user found how to find which projects I'm registered on and is leaving messages on all of my talk pages. He needs to go now before I have to clean up vandalism on all of those projects. Gestrid (talk) 16:29, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]
He also left messages on my talk pages for the frwiki, Simple English Wikipedia, and Meta-Wiki, despite me never contributing to the frwiki, or the Simple English Wikipedia. At least his IP is rangeblocked now... XboxGamer22408 (talk) 17:57, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]

I don't think we should close off this discussion just yet. The rangeblock was a short one (six hours) and I suspect they'll be back as soon as their rangeblock is done. Gestrid (talk) 18:17, 28 May 2017 (UTC)[]

This section was archived on a request by: Please put requests for steward action on the appropriate pages (checkuser, blocks/locks, deletions). Thanks. --MF-W 14:31, 29 May 2017 (UTC)[]

My adminship at Finnish Wikinews


I received a notification of my sysop rights being removed due to lack of activity. The situation is so that I am the only admin there and the community is very inactive. In this year, there have been no new news items at all. In the local Village Pump, there is a discussion of the closure of the wiki due to the unfortunate lack of activity of the project. I am not sure how we should proceed with the admin privileges in the near future. On the other hand, I am not active there (no one is anymore), but having no local admins while having the "edit" function available can attract all kinds of abuse. --ilmaisin (talk) 19:51, 9 May 2017 (UTC)[]

If you want to continue as an admin, you can just announce that on the appropriate community discussion or Requests for Adminship page. That should be sufficient. Apart from that however, you can be sure that the SWMT is also monitoring the wiki and will be able to deal with vandalism that might occur. You can also take into account in your decision that you apparently didn't have to use your admin rights in the past 2 years, even though you were the only admin. --MF-W 16:30, 11 May 2017 (UTC)[]

General question re placement of occasional requests

At the moment I have putting the occasional requests like global abuse filter additions here. If that is not the preference of stewards, and they would like such miscellaneous requests added to SRG, then we should add a section to cater for these occasional requests.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:37, 3 May 2017 (UTC)[]

I think this is a good idea. Ruslik (talk) 12:30, 5 May 2017 (UTC)[]
We have SRM. As the header of this noticeboard says (even in bold), "[t]his is not the place for stewards requests". --Vogone (talk) 15:01, 5 May 2017 (UTC)[]
Yes, though it has become the de facto place for different requests in lieu of other components, especially as SRM has trended to be more about global sysop actions at local wikis & less focused for stewards.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:25, 7 May 2017 (UTC)[]
Created a global filter section at SRG.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:11, 10 May 2017 (UTC)[]
That makes no sense. They should be on SRM, regardless of what else is done on SRM (where I see many non-GS requests, like OAuth and imports). --MF-W 16:31, 11 May 2017 (UTC)[]
I have edited SRG accordingly. --MF-W 14:21, 29 May 2017 (UTC)[]