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

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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 189.6.16.72, 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

Wikidata weekly summary #376Edit

Wikidata weekly summary #377Edit

Spam questionsEdit

Hello Billinghurst! Just a question about how you found the spam of this and this and ordered COIBot to make reports on IRC when I don't see you on Freenode. Is there another spam monitoring channel/network? I'm trying to help out more re: spam and hope to learn from you about this. Best, Vermont (talk) 22:22, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

I found the spam by old-fashioned hard work of following spammers edits, and seeing what else they had added. // I am guessing that you are sitting in the channels to watch spam, though the bot can be controlled from elsewhere, though it is not monitoring spam. I just bossed. // Small Wiki Monitoring Team/IRC is the page with the bossing commands.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:36, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #378Edit


abstract algebra linksEdit

@Billinghurst: Sorry if this request is misplaced or you are not the proper addressee - but it seems to me that you have been deleting links of my webbook on abstract algebra from several pages. And this has occured several times before. It seems to me that your reason to do so was "no evidence of reliable source or authority". So let me make this very clear: I used to be a member of the mathematical department of the university of Tübingen. I know this stuff. And by the gods, this is mathematics. I give full proof of every single theorem in this text, so why don't you just take a look at it and check it? What is an Open Public License good for if people like you make it impossible to publish texts on the internet, free of charge? So if you don't know the field and are unable to gauge the quality of a text, get a referee who can. I'm sure (s)he will recognize the quality of this work. A.B. Zeidler —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 92.77.160.108 (talk)

That is not how it works for any additions to an encyclopaedia. Please see the relevant help page(s) on the wikipedia on which you are editing to see information about using reliable sources; conflict of interest editing, and the like. If you are uncertain about this, then please discuss this with the communities about how such additions can take place.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:33, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
I would also suggest that you look to creating an account as that allows communications to take place. When editing from a dynamic IP address there is little opportunity to participate in a conversation, and nothing about us proactively contacting you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:34, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
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