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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)

Block on ip

Hi I get this message when trying to edit

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis.

The block was made by علاء ( The reason given is Cross-wiki spam.

Start of block: 16:11, 16 December 2020 Expiry of block: 16:11, 16 March 2021 Your current IP address is 2a02:587:cc26:a49f:2d98:e149:8e88:7582 and the blocked range is 2A02:587:CC00:0:0:0:0:0/42. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

If you believe you were blocked by mistake, you can find additional information and instructions in the No open proxies global policy. Otherwise, to discuss the block please post a request for review on Meta-Wiki or send an email to the stewards OTRS queue at including all above details.

Can you please review. I never post outside of my account and only post on wikisource with a few exceptions.


Jpez (talk) 15:20, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Admin activity review/2020/Data

Hello Alaa, hope you are well. You put to process on 2021-02-29, however, this year isn't a leap year, so should we give full 30 days to 2021-03-01 or just follow 2021-02-28? Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:16, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Alaa. I was coming here for this situation but @Camouflaged Mirage: (thanks) had already written. Also, all of I wikis were notified. I hope you will make the necessary edit there too. --Uncitoyentalk 14:26, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Camouflaged Mirage and Uncitoyen. Thanks, unintentional mistake, and fixed now to 1 March 2021. Also updated for I wikis. Thanks a lot   --Alaa :)..! 14:35, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

I should thank you for your and other stewards' efforts. :) --Uncitoyentalk 14:40, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
Me too, thanks for doing this thankless job of AAR. :) Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:52, 29 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Hi Alaa. If you don't get it wrong, I will ask something. No notifications has been made to any wiki project for about last 5 days. As stewards you did these faster in the past years. Now, there are about 20 wikis left for notifications. Since you are the one who does most these works, I say let me ask you. --Uncitoyentalk 18:00, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
    • Last year was the quickest by far of any round, it usually doesn't get done until June or July (and only then because I left the remainder of the notices myself - which I can do as one of the few appointed delegates). --Rschen7754 18:11, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
      • @Rschen7754: In 2014, I was seeing your messages everywhere. I thought you started them in June. But, I check them, they were started in January. So last year was very fast. :) If slowness isn't normally a problem, this year is fine for me. For some reason I thought it was too fast every year. So I remembered wrong. --Uncitoyentalk 18:21, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
        • Alaa, you probably also wrote wrong this. Special:Diff/20944400 You wrote January 9 for this process, but it should be February 9. For your information. Thanks. --Uncitoyentalk 18:42, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello Uncitoyen, as Rschen7754 said, the process is not limited to a specific time, and it depends on the time available to stewards who interested in it. Personally, I prefer to finish it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the number of stewards interested in the AAR does not exceed 4 or 5. In general I have now finished sending the notices and hope to finish the AAR20 completely on 7 March 2021 (the date of the last notice). Also, I fixed the date that you mentioned. Best --Alaa :)..! 19:28, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for your hard work. I was a little bit curious for slow notifications. Now I understand better why. Thanks again to you and Rschen for everything. --Uncitoyentalk 19:32, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Growth team newsletter #17

16:02, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Blocked on ip

Please kindly unblocked my ip address for me. I just log in only to be told my ip address has been blocked on all wikis. Alhaj Darajaati (talk) 18:13, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Alhaj Darajaati, please applay a request on SRG, or via Special:Contact/Stewards. Best and sorry for late on replay --Alaa :)..! 15:12, 4 March 2021 (UTC)


Salam Alaykum علاء(sorry i cannot write arabic, i can just speak it) I have a doubt: if on a minor wiki (e.g. Wikipedia in Sicilian) there is a page to be deleted immediately and there is no active admin, where should I ask? In Steward Requests?--Hdiddan (talk) 23:18, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Alaikum Al-Salaam Eru Rōraito, you can put a request on Global sysops/Requests or Steward requests/Miscellaneous to delete such pages, as for example ( is a global sysop wiki, and you can see the list via this page, also see Global_sysops#Scope. Best --Alaa :)..! 15:17, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Shukran :).--Eru Rōraito (talk) 15:48, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Not enough memory @arwiki

Hello Alaa, I hope you're well! If you don't mind, I'd have a little question regarding ar:جائحة_فيروس_كورونا_في_المجر_2020. Currently, the page causes memory overflowing. Could you please report the problem to the arwiki community? Thank you very much for your help, and stay safe! Best regards, Bencemac (talk) 14:13, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Bencemac, thanks and hope you are doing well too. I'll ping @Mr. Ibrahem if he can help. Best --Alaa :)..! 15:19, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you! And also, congratulation for your (very likely successful) confirmation! Sorry for not voting though. Bencemac (talk) 17:09, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I think that happened because ar:Template:أحداث جارية. I will fix it. Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 18:42, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
User:Bencemac, User:علاء It's look good now .Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 14:35, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Yep, indeed! Thank you very much, both of you! :) Bencemac (talk) 15:08, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry Alaa for using your talk page for this, but problem occurred again. @Mr. Ibrahem, maybe that big table is the problem, isn't it? Bencemac (talk) 08:14, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
It's look fine to me! --Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 14:19, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I will see what I can do --Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 14:41, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Now It's really fine --Mr. Ibrahem (talk) 14:54, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) Bencemac (talk) 12:59, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Steward requests/Global

Hi @علاء:, I just wanted to know how long the average unblock request takes to be processed on Steward requests/Global. I noticed you have not edited in three days, so it’s possible you are taking a short break from Meta. I have made a request here and am just waiting for it to be reviewed. See my talk page for more details about my request. Regards, Dreamboat1234 (talk) 07:37, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

@Dreamboat1234 Hey you asked the same question on my talkpage, your talkpage and SRG. Every time I told you to be patient. As noted on Alaa talkpage, he might not be that active due to real life issues. This asking of the same questions on multiple places is disruptive by itself and I hope you can stop. Please be more patient and wait. Alternatively, you can use this account to contribute on enwikivoyage. You need to note that the unblock on meta is based on AGF principles, as you technically by using the IP to vote evades scrutiny of your account (and might mislead stewards to the degree of the weight of the vote) which by itself is disruptive and by all means you can be blocked for it. I will say that by using IP on enwikivoyage to edit for a second offer chance on enwp for your account is also bizzare. I will caution you to just be patient and please please stop rushing for the unblock on everywhere. This by itself is disruptive and I might regret unblocking you at the first go. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 13:40, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Ok, I’m sorry that I kept asking you the same question. The only reason I asked you was because you are an administrator, and I thought you’d have a good estimate and knowledge of how long it usually takes. Dreamboat1234 (talk) 15:07, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
@Dreamboat1234: Yes, cool down. It's relatively uncommon to have unblock requests, and hence your case would take longer to resolve. Leaderboard (talk) 15:14, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

@Leaderboard: I see. Thanks Leaderboard! Dreamboat1234 (talk) 15:47, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much!

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for unblocking my IP, so sorry for all the trouble I caused. You deserve this barnstar. You are a hero! Dreamboat1234 (talk) 18:00, 9 March 2021 (UTC)


see here & here, the same vandalism. Cheers, -jkb- 08:59, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Hello -jkb-, I blocked the whole range. Best --Alaa :)..! 11:41, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
yep, good idea! Thanks, -jkb- 11:50, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

and here another one see -jkb- 14:06, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

thx! -jkb- 15:04, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
wlc -jkb-, I'm trying to found if there's any specific pattern for this LTA, so I can put on a global abusefilter, but I can't found! --Alaa :)..! 15:17, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, difficult. Normally, ss we have the japanese wikisource no texts in japanese should be published on Multisource. Bur there are exemption, see oldwikisource:Template:PD-US-1923-abroad (and oldwikisource:Template:PD-US-1923-abroad/JA as well). But up to now it is not as bad, it is not difficult to find edits in japanese over there. Regards, -jkb- 16:20, 28 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi Alaa, could you please help in this vandalism as I can't do anything more than reverting and adding a deletion nominating template, can we please protect the page from recreation as this is taking too much efforts by my side, thank you in advanced. HitomiAkane (talk) 15:46, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

مرحبًا HitomiAkane، حُميت ووضعتها في مرشح عالمي. تحياتي وشكرًا لجهودك --Alaa :)..! 21:02, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

شكراً صديقي لتجاوبك الفعال, نقدر جهودك, تحياتي HitomiAkane (talk) 21:04, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Cross-wiki pages on trwiki

Hello علاء. On the Turkish Wikipedia, you sometimes mark them for speedy deletion. They have been deleted many times by speedy deletion and several times by discussion for articles for deletion. In fact, it could be speedy deletion now, but a discussion has opened. Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 08:19, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Growth Newsletter #18

15:23, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Questions about filter 171

Hello. I have 3 questions for you about Special:AbuseFilter/171:

  1. Is line 21 usefull when line 23 is active ?
  2. The same for lines 22 and 20 ?
  3. Because of "lcase", is line 40 usefull when line 19 is active ?

Supertoff (talk) 14:48, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

moving from User talk:Billinghurst as I am not familiar with the filter mentioned, nor its development.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:07, 30 May 2021 (UTC)

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021

Greetings SWMT member,

I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 10 July, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 03:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Final Call for Candidates for AffCom - June 2021

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[[Category:AffCom Elections June 2021|]]


Hello, friend. Hope you're doing well. Messaged you a few times on WhatsApp and just wanted to make sure you're okay. My prayers for you and your family. If email is easier, just send my wiki-email a message and I'll connect there. TonyBallioni (talk) 03:32, 8 July 2021 (UTC)

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