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To do tasksEdit

Align the codes on the admin/crat/cu/... and sisters user templates to have a base, and a build

user meta tool to identify User:CommonsDelinker pages and removeEdit

Time to get rid of the legacy garbage user pages, and allow meta user page to shine through.

Cf. kywiktionaryEdit

Has this report lead to any further conclusions? It seems this IP user resumed activity after expiry of your 1 month block. --Vogone (talk) 16:01, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

@Vogone: Thanks for the contact, I had forgotten to get back there following the block expiry. There was no contact, which is unfortunate. I have been and tidied up, and blocked for an extended period. I also note, and think that it may be related, though will watch more closely.

I also see a little activity at tgwikt from one of the IPs which is probably related.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:49, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

I see you blocked 2804:14C:6585:429A:E9B4:A405:E5FF:F8C0 on that wiki, but have not deleted (all of?) their recent contributions — specifically the ones from March 10th, which I'm pretty sure are the exact entries that caused the wiki to pass 30K again on that date (I announced it with no "reservations" because I forgot I had just questioned similar activity in that same wiki just the month before [as linked to by Vogone above]). Any particular reason you left those pages alone? - dcljr (talk) 02:17, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Same goes for the following users on the same wiki:
These 5 IPs have been blocked as part of your March 24th block of "2804:14c:6590:8cec::/64" but their contributions from early January of this year have been left on the wiki. Have I just "jumped the gun" on this, and you're still in the process of deleting stuff over there? Or are you not sure they're actually the same person? - dcljr (talk) 02:33, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Mass delete failed due to db error, and I didn't have the time to do singly. The older are not in RC, so cannot be mass deleted.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:39, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
OK. So, should I request this at SRM? (You would have deleted those pages if you could have, right?) - dcljr (talk) 06:04, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
They are deletions that are going to need to be bot'ified or handled individually, which takes a little time and patience. These are shared tasks, so either at SRM, or a link to list at SRM are always an option.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:38, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Range watchesEdit


Seems the bot is logged out again ... —Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 18:01, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

@Beetstra: (had to do it all from my phone) When trying from the console it is trying though spitting back a whole lot of html, which I am guessing is an indication that it isn't logging into metawiki, then it returns a statement that it has logged into enwiki. Did that five times. Stepped through the html to no effect, then did it again and it worked. So I am not certain what is happening that it is not working first time. It took two times yesterday, though I put that down to forgetting to sudo, and doing from my account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:08, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
That is what it does, it looks if it is logged in by reading a Wikipage, if it is not logged in, it spits that out in completion (for checking), then it does a login-attempt, and repeats. If it is logged in, it will just state that. Ideally, it should just say 'I am logged in'. If something is really wrong, it spits out only the page (then twice per wiki) without confirmation messages.
I wonder what makes it log out all the time ... either WMF is resetting logins, or someone is trying to login (hack?) on-wiki?
I also noticed that XLinkBot keeps crashing, something is not completely right on the box. I have to check. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 04:44, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
@Beetstra: Wonder why it doesn't login though when it is pushed, 5 times seems excessive.

No issue with enWP, just metawiki.

Anything particular that needs watching for xlinkbot, or pushing? I will pay more attention. Generally when not in front of my home PC then I am not watching, and I rarely fire up my phone for WMF stuff, and from work as it is a PITA due to firewalls and ports, but I can check if really required, but typically I don't IRC from the phone either, so rely on someone to prod me.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:04, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

There is no real hurry, it is just annoying not getting the reports. I think I am in a same situation as you, at work access is limited (except for on-wiki), and doing console through my phone is too annoying.
I will see if I can adapt the script, and make a syslog.login or something to dump all that data instead of to console itself. But lets hope that it is over now. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:31, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

@Beetstra: as an FYI COIBot in IRC is listening though not speaking; well, if it is speaking it is many hours later. Is there anything that I can be doing?  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:20, 11 October 2020 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: there is something with the box, coibot logging out, being laggy, and xlinkbot crashing. When I have access I think I will hard-reboot the instance and restart coibot and xlinkbot. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:28, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #437Edit

It's a trapEdit


You are replying to a sock. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 15:03, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

FYI, I've removed the topic including your reply. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 15:09, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: Always just give a simple truthful answer and not play the game is the easiest means; whether AGF or LTA pre-determinitive. Those who try cunning stunts typically will fail and show what they truly are. Let them dig their own hole.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:15, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
This rubble has been going on for probably years. Nicely answering the question doesn't make them stop. Ignoring it probably doesn't make them stop. Yelling probably won't make them stop. I don't expect them to stop. The best achievable outcome seems to be to prevent others from wasting time reading and possibly responding to this rubble. This isn't about playing games or even w:WP:DENY, I'm treating this no different from spam. I don't DENY spam, I just take out the trash. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 09:25, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #438Edit

Filter 173Edit

Hi, I had made further tweaks to the filter per RFH report, I will think such a filter to prevent autocreation should be better done via Title Blacklist and even the creation might need to review, per the last few logs, I see some amount of false positive and not much attack usernames in zh being filter-caught. I will think the filter needs more adjustments, specifically do we want to allow "sex" (I don't think any username will be productive, but can it be locally handled), I removed "gay" per the fact that some usernames might have gay as legit (one example given in change log) and then there are usernames such as ***gay*** (i.e. nothing to do with gay but then gay is within the username - see the filter logs I see some obvious ones). I am keen to disable such a filter and to implement it only in problematic wikis as a local filter. Ideas? Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:57, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

@Camouflaged Mirage: If the problem is just Chinese language wikis, then as a temporary measure utilise wiki_language and the problem becomes very limited.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:51, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
I recalled rowiki was hit once, but that's quite some time ago. Worth a try though once I get to a safer connection.CM-Public (talk) 21:55, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
I am not certain that blocking account creation with this filter is the right means for dealing with roWP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:18, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
I agree. I had limited the filter to zh (1 day trial). I hope my syntax is correct. Thanks. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 11:16, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #439Edit