Infobox template

Hi there! I kinda need a help of adding legal status in the Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia infobox. I did add it but seems like it doesn't appear there and I'm not sure if it have relations with the translate code in the template. Can you help me adding them? I'd like to add in the template about the group as non-governmental organization and also it's registration number. Please let me know if you could. Thank you. WAqil (WMYS) (talk) 03:21, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Hello @WAqil (WMYS):. Done here, yes? Best --Alaa :)..! 15:00, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
@علاء: Yes it's. Thank you so much! WAqil (WMYS) (talk) 15:03, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
@WAqil (WMYS) Welcome   --Alaa :)..! 15:05, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

Global lock on ip address

Hi @علاء:, Why you block me with no discussion and check? Pemblokiran dilakukan oleh علاء ( Alasan yang diberikan adalah Cross-wiki spam. Mulai di blokir: 17 Desember 2020 00.12 Kedaluwarsa blokir: 17 Januari 2021 00.12 Thanks. Joseagush (talk) 01:07, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello @Joseagush: please see Steward_requests/Global/2020-12#Global_block_36.84.63.0/24 --Alaa :)..! 11:08, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@علاء:, yeah, but why me? its clearly said not Joseagush (talk) 11:16, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Joseagush is IP range include all IPs ~ I changed the block to be anonymous only block. --Alaa :)..! 11:24, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
What??? did you know what the "/" mean? it's almost entire district code you want to block. Joseagush (talk) 11:28, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Joseagush see GUC for this range it's not active, and include cross-wiki spam as metioned on the block request. Also based on login-wiki this range block not make any collateral damage, and rate of new accounts across this range is very small (5 accounts every 3 months). Best --Alaa :)..! 11:38, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
FYI @Billinghurst: --Alaa :)..! 11:39, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Alaa. @Joseagush: Of course the steward knows what they are doing, and what a range block does. Have a little respect.

I requested a short/medium term block on the IP range as it had gambling spam emanating from within it and over a period of time, and otherwise had low activity. I presume that Alaa saw something in the data to make it more than IP address block.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:01, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Billinghurst and علاء:, Let me know why you make global block for all IP address based on just one request without asking what is wrong, which "it's not active, and include cross-wiki spam"? I have seen the Bot reported just two IPs, and Why not just two of this blocked, rather you choose to blocked all ranges? Joseagush (talk) 12:42, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Billinghurst!
@Joseagush did you see the Checkuser data for this range that I see on login-wiki? Also did you see edits? edits? --Alaa :)..! 13:03, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Joseagush and I don't know if you know that few other IPs ( + blocked on various wikis under Vandalism reason? --Alaa :)..! 13:09, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Hi @علاء:, nope, but thanks to mention that. That's make the count just four, not 255? My point here, What is the rule here to block all IPs? Just to make sure. Joseagush (talk) 13:22, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Joseagush. There are several possibilities why block a range instead of individual IPs, one of it, If there's vandalism or abuse from a lot of individual IPs under specific range, then we blocked the range, especially if it inactive range, and the block will not affect a lot of users or hinders their work. In case, there's vandalism and spam from 6 IPs plus a lot of other IPs considered as open proxies (No open proxies), like,,,, Also, I see few accounts on loginwiki-CU that make single edit spam. Because of this, I blocked it for one month for anonymous only. --Alaa :)..! 13:35, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for fast reply. That's answer a lot. Joseagush (talk) 13:49, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Last 2020 question 😋

Good morning and a happy new year, as you know that at we have only three active sysops (+ 2 semi active and Abuse filter user), and I was trying to add more user group's to expand active users control, but as Martin Urbanec suggested that we don't need that and instead we need more sysops, so I would like to nominate as sysop again, but before wasting everyone time I would like to ask you as a steward: am I able to or still not due to the past desysop issue?, thanks in advance, have a nice day. HitomiAkane (talk) 02:04, 31 December 2020 (UTC)


Hello ,
Can you give me the permissions global-rollbacker and global-interface-editor? I used to edit interface in Wikiquote ([1]), now I am autoreview, editor, reviewer, sysop in wikisource, autopatrolled and patroller in hewikipedia and autopatrolled in hewikivoyage and meta.
Thanks! מושך בשבט (talk) 10:54, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello מושך בשבט, I'm Alaa not Martin. About global-rollbacker and global-interface-editor, you should put a request on Steward requests/Global permissions, then a discussion will be happened for 5 days (as Global rollback and global interface editor requests require no fewer than 5 days of discussion). Please read the instructions at the header of SRGP. Best --Alaa :)..! 11:02, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

I opened a request in Steward requests/Global permissions#global-rollbacker and global-interface-editor for מושך בשבט

Can you support? 😀--מושך בשבט (talk) 11:10, 5 January 2021 (UTC)


Hello علاء. Several users' last logs or contributions are from January 2019 (2019-01). I added these it can also over 2 years on community information's date. There are also differences between the administration and bureaucrat logs of some admin-bureaucrats. I also noted the admin-bureaucrats who have used their admin rights for the last 2 years and haven't used their bureaucrat rights for more than 2 years. I thought maybe stewards might just have to call for bureaucrat rights. Openbk checked a little the list that I prepared and said the information is correct. I wanted to remind you of some of my exceptions. You know better these situations. Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 11:05, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Uncitoyen, Thanks a lot for your reminder and help   --Alaa :)..! 17:09, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Openbk has created a new list. Openbk's list is more true than my list Stewards' noticeboard#Admin activity review/2020. If you want, use the Data page carefully for now. --Uncitoyentalk 17:28, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi Alaa, عبدالله on arwikiquote has told you that you spammed him and threatened to removed his rights. see q:ar:Special:Diff/117120 I guess he doesn't understand the message in the village pump and the AAR messages that you wrote in his talk page. Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 11:10, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Uncitoyen, usually I talk a look at all logs before warning any user on AAR. About arwikiquote user, yes I see it, especially he rollbacked all of my edits on his talk page and village pump, and I confirm that he understand my 2 messages, as I already sent another one to him after he rollbacked my edits, but I think what he said can be under what I called "old Wikipedian syndrome", that an old user behaves strangely and his actions or responses cannot be explained. Also, he identifies himself as a creator of arwikiquote! In general, Stewards will discuss his issue and response a month after the notification. Best --Alaa :)..! 14:50, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. I saw that an other user also removed direct messages directly. As you said, probably not directly responding to messages, because they are resentful to Wikipedia or sister projects etc. For years, I have seen that the healthiest method is to give an answer for remove or not remove the rights. Thanks. --Uncitoyentalk 15:00, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
@Uncitoyen, yes exactly, and also "to give an answer" shows that we respect each other, not like "spammed" or "threatened". Thanks --Alaa :)..! 15:04, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Errors in category

Hello علاء! Can you help to fix the error in this category ms:Kategori:2017 di Asia. CyberTroopers (talk) 08:33, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Mr. Ibrahem: can you help here? --Alaa :)..! 15:01, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
@CyberTroopers and علاء: done.. --Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 16:30, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks a lot @Mr. Ibrahem --Alaa :)..! 16:36, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
@علاء: @Mr. Ibrahem: Thank you guys. CyberTroopers (talk) 17:03, 12 January 2021 (UTC)