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re:Hiding a userEdit

Hello Bencmq, a steward if it should be hidden from the global userlist or if the wiki has no local oversighters and an oversighter if the wiki has one and if it should only be hidden there. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 10:04, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Chinese translations of MediaWiki need continued attentionEdit

Hi Bencmq. I see that you have been doing some translating for the fundraiser. Thank you for that. I see that you are also a translator at, but that you have not been that active recently. I thought I would just post a little reminder that we appreciate your past contributions a lot, and do need your continued effort on keeping the Simplified Chinese translations for MediaWiki/Wikimedia/Wikipedia current. We still need a lot of help on/translators for other languages spoken in China, so any help you can provide that is also highly appreciated. Thanks and hope to see you soon! Siebrand 12:27, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Fundraising TranslatorsEdit

Hi Bencmq, my name is Deniz and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to act as a liaison between the Chinese community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort, we recognize that banner messages that perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences. I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project, translating messages into Chinese and suggesting messages that would appeal to Chinese readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping with this project, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. --Dgultekin 22:30, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


想不到你翻譯這麼厲害--Coekon 13:20, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Re: Abuse filter on zhwpEdit

Thank you for your update, and nice news. :-) Nemo 06:59, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

About your statementEdit

Hello Benjamin,

I'd like to thank you for your three chinese translations. I have translated yours in French as well. I wish you good luck for the elections ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:08, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks :) --Bencmq 10:01, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Re: Lucian Berio'a fileEdit

Perfect, thank you very much :-) --Fantasma 09:26, 3 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Bencmq. Thank you for information. Best regards Vago 13:30, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Interlinear Versions for Chinese WikisEdit

Hi, it's me again,

My proposal is not to merge Chinese scripts, languages and transliteration system. On the contrary what I want to say is, that one has to differenciate between:

  1. Script (hani, hant, hans
  2. language (zh, zh-yue, etc.)
  3. pronunciation (Transcription systems)

and that all these (three) informations MUST be given in a Chinese Wiki to qualify as an encyclopedia for all (not only for intellectual Chinese (maybe 10% of the Chinese), who know to read and write (and pronounce) Chinese already. For all the other Chinese and learners of Chinese Chinese Wikis are - at the moment - of not much use. If this is not changed, the outreach programs will not have much effect. It's just like making an "Ancient Egyptian Wiki with only the hieroglyphs without giving their pronunciation in their respective different Old Egyptian languages/dialects!--Dudy001 07:20, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

I don't really understand... I know very little about other wiki so I can't say for them, but is it really necessary for zh.wikipedia to adopt a pronunciation system? Like a phonemic transcription for English Wikipedia? --Bencmq 14:21, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Good luck...Edit


Based on the results of the vote, according to the percentage obtained, ensure that you have been elected as a steward. Hopefully you can carry out the mandate of the international community with the wise and prudent.

Personally I am very pleased and proud with the results you achieve. Let us work to advance the Wikimedia Foundation. Regards. Wagino 20100516 00:53, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you --Bencmq 08:36, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations and welcome new steward!Edit

Get ready to be vandalized!

Welcome to the team. As you already know great access come with great responsibilities, so lets talk about some of the places you should have access but you may not have yet (yes, that means you need to ask someone). Being a new steward myself, I also do not know all of them or what I know might be wrong. This is just a personal congratulation message from me to you and the purpose is to introduce (yet again, yes!) with my damn good helping intention and irritating sense of humor!

You all have been added to steward list and chart here on Meta by me (please check if I have screwed myself there). You are eligible to make your intrusion to private IRC channels #wikimedia-checkuser and #wikimedia-privacy. You should have the access already, but if you do not have it yet please bother Barras or DerHexer for your bit (and aye, you should have a registered nickname with a cloak for that). You also have the right to have an account on some private wikis like steward wiki and checkuser wiki (to vandalize of course). Pardon me Your Majesty, but I have no damn idea about who to ask for access in these wikis, ask an existing steward instead. And last but not least, checkuser-l (yell at Mardetanha or Matanya for access) and stewards-l (pay Dungodung for the access) are two private mailing lists that you should have access to screw each other privately.

Thank you very much for being patient!
Pardon me in case you already know all of these!

Lets shut up and abuse our gumdrop buttons!

An open call from Tanvir the no0b stew!
Thursday, 40th week of the Anno Domini 2011, 20:15
Do not think you have been promoted yesterday, actually it is the correct standard time in Papeete! o.O

Because of my troublesome flash memory, I forgot to tell you that I have shoved you in StewardBot's brain, but not in its mouth so you might not get the ping, but it will remember you as a steward. To get the pings with !steward and @steward you have to pay Dungodung again (it is a shame I know)! — Tanvir | Talk ] 07:29, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Tanvir for this super helpful heads-up! --Bencmq 08:36, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

New steward!Edit

I congratulate you! --►Safir yüzüklü Ceklimesaj 08:29, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Thank you --Bencmq 08:36, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Congrats. It takes a lot to become a Steward. :) Ottava Rima (talk) 16:38, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, Bencmq! --Pagony 23:37, 11 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Bencmq. First, I congratulate you. Good luck. I had a statement status for the bot in euViki. I thought that was wrong. Best regardsVago 14:30, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Of course I want. I need to re-date the application for the status of a bot?Vago 14:41, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Ok. Before, I did not understand. Thank you :)Vago 14:52, 7 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Bencmq. Thanks for your words, but maybe it's better if I give up all projects. You can see also my activity and finally this (i.e my request), but I realize, that I will never become a global rollback because of my blocks on .it (one years ago). Then it's useless to continue collaborate with Wikipedia. This is the reason, why i would like the global block.--Frigotoni ...i'm here; 15:21, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia isn't about getting rights - there are many ways you can contribute. I can't say for the dispute there, but not getting a global rollback is not possible (or useless) to contribute to the project. If you need, just leave, take an indefinte wiki-break. You can always come back at any time. Now, a global lock will lock you out of the system and you cannot even log in to request for unlock should you wish to return one day. This may sounds uncomfortable but every one may act on impulse and may need some time to cool down. Take a break. Regards.--Bencmq 15:35, 8 October 2011 (UTC)



Request on metaEdit

Hi, Bencmq. Can you show me a list of Wikipedia that can give a request for bot status on metaviki? Best regards, Vago 13:45, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

There's a list here. The wikis which have Automatic approval as "allowed" are the ones where you can request the bot status directly on Meta. Regards, Jafeluv 13:50, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks!Vago 14:09, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Global bot statusEdit

Hi, Bencmq. Thank you for your attention about global bot status. This proposal also suggested Tanvir. Please see: [1], [2]. I think that it would be a conflict between you and the other stewart. Best regards, Vago 13:19, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

I see. maybe later. --Bencmq 13:48, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

SUL requestEdit

Hi, I don't know you remember me or not (if not please take a look at here). As I wrote there, I thought doesn't have any active 'crats. Anyway I wrote my request directly in the 'crats' talk page, it seems that one of them is fully inactive, an the other one doesn't attend to my message in his talk page (he's active and become online everyday but he didn't reply to me after many days and after that I re-wrote a new message in his page). Same problem is existed in Wikiversity, although an admin had wrote some useful info about my condition (and also the other requests on that page) for 'crats, but it seems there are no active 'crats there too (please see the above unanswered requests on that page too). Can you please tell me what should I do with them? Thanks a lot Mehran 15:54, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm not very sure about Maybe wait a few days and see if that bcrat gets the thing done? For enwikiversity, yes, apparently there is some back log. Can you try to poke some active bureaucrats there as well? It worked before. Regards --Bencmq 17:36, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
OK, I wait for a week (or even more, whatever you say). But one of the admins (Abd) had said that there is no active 'crats to do this job. ([3]) Thanks Mehran 18:43, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
Yes I know, but poking them may help, see Steward_requests/SUL_requests#Problematic_bureaucrats_2 --Bencmq 22:34, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
My Wikiversity request was done today. I'll wait for I may come here to help me again. Thank you so much Mehran 08:34, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Change in translationsEdit

Hi, and thank you for your activity with fundraiser translations so far!! I have one small request to make: We had to change three of the appeals; the change is the same in all of them, and the replacement text is quite short, so I don't want to e-mail people just to fix that, and that's why I'm asking you instead. It would be great if you could do the following fixes in Simplified Chinese:

Since these are small changes you don't have to go through the cycle of having it proofread and everything, unless you are unsure about the translation. Thanks in advance. :-) Jon Harald Søby (WMF) 05:29, 27 October 2011 (UTC)


Dear Bencmq, thanks for dropping by. I'm kinda new and not sure how to protect the logo file. Please advise how. Plus, I would like to change the icon appeared next to the URL of the site. Currently it's the W letter with white background, but since we localized our wikt logo, then it should be changed similarly like the Korean project 'W letter with dark-yellow/brown color background'. Look forward to hearing from you! Kind regards, --វ័ណថារិទ្ធ (Vantharith) 03:32, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

hi, Bencmq. I have the same problem, pls give me a hint how to use protection for logos, images. thank you in advance--Numulunj pilgae 05:00, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Bencmq. Done.--Numulunj pilgae 12:00, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

thanks for adviceEdit

Your request has been done in Pashto Wikipedia

thanks for adviceEdit

Your request has been done in Pashto Wikipedia --W.Kaleem 11:50, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

thanks for adviceEdit

Hello, Bencmq! Thank you very much for the advice! Good luck! --Aidabishkek 12:01, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Bencmq! Thank you for the advice to protect the image in newiki. Its protected now(protected at the user level)[edited by -RajeshPandey 17:48, 29 October 2011 (UTC)]). --RajeshPandey 14:06, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi Bencmq, once again, Thanks for protecting it once again and setting it by only allowing administrators to upload new versions. I was a bit liberal before :P. Thanks once again for setting the protection level from newiki. --RajeshPandey 17:48, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Please see nl:wikt:Overleg_gebruiker:Annabel#Please_protect_the_logo_file Jcwf 21:26, 29 October 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for the advice. The logo has been protected by user:Pras. Meursault2004 22:19, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikinews logo protectedEdit

I have now protected the Wikinews logo on the Swedish Wikinews. - Green Yoshi 09:40, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Romansh-wiki Logo protectedEdit

Hello Bencmq, this User:Andreas, admin on (Romansh). Thanks also from our project for telling us that our logo file was unprotected. By the way, can you tell us when/how we will get our "logo 2.0" to fit the Vector design? I don't mind if you answer here below this message, I will check back later. Thanks again, Kazu89 11:55, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the note. You can find the svg file at File:Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg, or some examples of the new puzzle globe at commons:Category:Wikipedia logo, v2. If you are not good at image editing (like me :P) you can ask around (on Commons for example) and I'm sure there will be people that are willing to help. --Bencmq 12:52, 30 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Bencmq.

I thought the site logo was the one at Commons and not our local copy. As there is no easy way to confirm it, I protected it nevertheless. It won't do any harm anyway. Thanks for the notice, Malafaya 23:57, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Vagobot global statusEdit

(en-2)Hello Bencmq. Please do not take my application on the status of global bot flag (do "not done"). And further I don't want to meet in small feelings on metawiki - because I can not explain his thought to some users Wikipedians in English because I not very well know English. Best regards, Vago 06:35, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

azwiki problemEdit

Hi again, it seems that the Azwiki active 'crat doesn't attend to do my usurpation request, and also there are some other requests in pending. I had told you this before, but you told me to wait more. The 'crat is doing everything except 'crat requests! ([4]) I have renamed all "Mehran" accounts in several projects during this month. All of them was done except this one ([5]) I don't know what to do? Please help me. thanks Mehran Debate 08:16, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

If he is not performing what he should (and only he can) do... nothing we can intervene :( However I left a message for 2 of the local admin to see if they can assist (for example maybe the 'crat is not good in English)... I don't know ... --Bencmq 14:08, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, he did that. Mehran Debate 05:02, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Check on zhwiktEdit

Hello Bencmq. Could you please check these contributions ? There was cross wiki issues at the same moment by the same IP on other WMF websites, and I don't really see something on these contributions that really proves it has to be reverted... Could you please check it ?

Thanks ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 20:07, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Hmm, the category it added was the category for 'standart wikt entry' or something like that... doesn't seem to be harmful -Bencmq 01:11, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?Edit

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 01:02, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your work on ACE2011Edit

Dear Bencmq,

On behalf of the en.WP community, I'd like to thank you for ensuring that the results of the election were accurate and fair.

Please have a nice end-of-year break.

For the election coordinators, best wishes,



Please check again this: I confess that I am Palonvitas, Marcus Luccas, Locoabreu and Wesley2011. But i'm not Mariano Julio, Anderson Bueno Pereira, CARLOS ALBERTO LAURINDO and Hicsos. His error can condemn innocents. Quintinense 12:51, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

All CU results were from a technical point of view. As a steward I can only provide information based on technical data. Local administrators should check the suspected accounts before blocking or whatever. Editing pattern is the most important evidence in determining sockpuppet abuse. See Help:CheckUser for how it works. Bencmq 15:15, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

Hi! I just want to thank you and give you this barnstar for your help with the translation of the 2011 fundraiser! The fundraiser was the best we ever had, both in terms of the amount we collected and in terms of number of translations. We couldn't have done either one without the help we got from you and other translators. If you are interested, we made a report, which has some statistics about the translations.

And: I have one more request, and that is that you take this survey. You may have got an e-mail about it, and if you did, please ignore this. But if you didn't it would be great if you would take this survey too, so we can learn to improve the translation experience.

Again, thanks for your help with translations – you're awesome! Jon Harald Søby (WMF) 13:26, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Bencmq, can you delete these pictures from Armenian Wikipedia that violate copyrights or notify admin about it. Many of them have a template for a very long time, but not all admins are very active and therefore they are not deleted.

Steward requestsEdit

Hi Bencmq, I saw your posting concerning the request of Reza1615 [6]. It seems that Reza1615 has become admin in fa.wikisource without any RfA, voting, etc. Could you please check, what is going on here. Thank you. --Faofficer 10:39, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

On small wikis the process is less formal, see his first request [7]. Bencmq 04:40, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Bencmq, Faofficer is talking about the Persian Wikisource rather than Wiktionary. let me explain what happened. User:Reza1615 requested temporary adminship for a short time to help the community with technical issues. User:Mardetanha granted him the requested admin right and removed his admin right on 29 Jan. AMERICOPHILE 08:02, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
I see. That, I really don't know then. Bencmq 08:05, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
Took a quick look at the log. Reza1615 did not use his admin tool this time to do anything other than interface editing (common.js for example). Won't say that it was the best practice but seems to me that it's all just for technical reasons. Bencmq 08:09, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

User ptEdit

I confirm. I registered in meta. I used the same password and email for the appropriate checks. Observatore 12:10, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia maintenance notice/zh-hansEdit

Thank you! I was importing old translations of the page, but you were faster than me. I appreciate your help! guillom 13:58, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Username changesEdit

Hello Bencmq. Could you please deal with this request?--Avocato (talk) 12:23, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

A few done, will do more when I have time. Bencmq (talk) 15:13, 26 July 2012 (UTC)


Hello. First, I'm going confirmation at the moment; second, why are you so quickly removed admin flag from me (the most active user of Lezgi Wikipedia), while you didn't done the same thing with a completely inactive temporary administrator Saint Johann for a month?--Soul Train (talk) 07:30, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I didn't remove any flag, Matanya did. Anyway Saint Johann's permission was granted without a expiration date but yours has expired. Your flag will likely be given back once your new request is processed. Bencmq (talk) 08:22, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
Done--Soul Train (talk) 10:17, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Gurmukhi Punjabi WikipediaEdit

Our Wikipedia needs the attention of a very experienced wikimedia authority because users from outside the wiki are criticizing the admin(found here and here) and even a couple of users inside the wiki are unhappy and the new users are finding themselves to be terrorized by the admin, There has also been a long going sock puppetry(found here) case that the admin hesitates to render a block and close. There has been no constructive work happening just arguments going on. Please help conclude these problems Thank you, --Zarienah (talk) 16:20, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Buginese WikipediasEdit

Hi, how about I and Bersatu sysop? You said in 30 November 2012, but now 2 December 2012.--Aplikasi (talk) 02:55, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

This IP is a open proxy, and made some strange edits to zhwiki. Please consider investigate it if possible. --Makecat 05:11, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

again--Makecat 10:14, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


I think stewards are a little bit apprehensive to answer my request here. I know how to use the tools, and with help, it's safe to grant me temporary. Thanks. Gusta (talk) 21:55, 4 February 2013 (UTC)


Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Bencmq/archive, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

A tip: add this page Meta:Administrators' discussion index to your watchlist, it tracks the latest activity to various sections of many of the important pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List_of_administrators and the Template:List of administrators. -- Mentifisto 14:12, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

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