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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

Infostrada on it.wikiEdit

Hello, I noticed your removal of part of the above article as "supposed spam". This note just to inform you that the part of information removed was not spam but just reporting a commercial rebranding due to the fact that "Infostrada" is full part of Wind-3 telecom group and starting from a precise date, the name "Infostrada" simply disappear. Removing that information (that is the plain reporting of a key episode in the company's/brand's life) would result in a kind of misleading information, inducing the reader to think that that name and logo are still alive (they aren't anymore since several years now). I understand that you could have considered it as "spam" due to the sourcing editor, but this was one of the (rare) case where it was not. --L736El'adminalcolico 16:31, 31 mar 2021 (CEST)

Quick talkback concerning Uncyclopedia interwiki removalEdit

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Hi Billinghurst,

In the "Notes" part of Special:AbuseFilter/72, the URL of the regex101 doesn't work because of the "/test" at its end, which should be removed. Can you do it please? Thanks!

Kind regards, — Jules* Talk 10:08, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Sure Jules* though we have refactored the regexes to make them somewhat humanly readable rather than that tangled ball of wool that you will see at the url. That newform doesn't migrate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:47, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
Ok, thanks billinghurst. We found on fr-wp several false-positive because of the word "divorce"; it has been added in March 2021. Is that OK to remove it? — Jules* Talk 18:15, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
@Jules*: done. Definitely shouldn't be there outside of a phrase. Thanks for raising the issue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:35, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #470Edit

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021Edit


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: 26 June, 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 under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 14:04, 2 June 2021 (UTC)


Hello Billinghurst, I noticed you declined the addition of to the spam blacklist. Could I ask you to elaborate more on the decline reason - you declined it so that the SPI could proceed, but it was closed by a CU with a suggestion to add it to the global blacklist to stop the spam. Thanks, Pahunkat (talk) 08:52, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

I also said that I added the domain to the revertlist for enWP and it is set to monitor for all wikis, so if it continues to be problematic we will know. I was presuming that enWP was managing the sockpuppetry and using the domain as an indicator.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:28, 6 June 2021 (UTC)


Hello, could you please explain to me what has been done with my topic on the Wikimedia Forum? Did it go somewhere else? Was it closed? Thanks.--Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 17:10, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

I collapsed the discussion yesterday, otherwise I have no idea. Check the history.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:20, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Pywikibot stable releasesEdit

Replying from IRC..."core_stable" is updated whenever a new release is made, usually Xqt does that these days. If the patch is important/fixes something crucial a stable release could probably be made sooner rather than later. Or you could just copy the version of from the "core" folder and run it directly until the stable one is updated. Legoktm (talk) 18:37, 6 June 2021 (UTC) was archived with 6.0 and is not actively maintained currently. There is no difference between stable and master branch. Should restored? Or was meant?  @xqt 05:02, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
@Xqt: It was  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:02, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
There was an improvement made for recently which also needs specialbots._upload to be updated (see phab:T267535). I intended to publish the next stable release at the end of this month. Or do you need it earlier?  @xqt 09:38, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
@Xqt: I stumbled on another work that needed to be moved from Commons to English Wikisource, so was looking to use the script that Inductiveload updated. It can wait, or it can be done by the alternate means I have been using. It was more working out which way I would go. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:15, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #471Edit