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Hello, good year, how can I see the pages that need to be deleted?Fffv7787 (talk) 14:08, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

@Fffv7787: Generally pages labelled with {{delete}} have the speedy deletion category, otherwise for any wiki, start at Category:Speedy deletion (Q8855935).  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:30, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Request for filter help

Hello, Billinghurst, and Happy New Year!

We could use help with Filter 22 at Wikivoyage. Please have a look here, and also share any thoughts you have in the comments.

Thanks so much!

Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:35, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

@Ikan Kekek: If you are in freenode's IRC, then we can talk. What issue are you having? Can you point me to some posts that are getting through and they have not been deleted? Specific pages? Specific namespaces? Or is this fellow just doing shotgun tactics?  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:42, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek: I have refactored to make additions easier and manipulable if you want to flick them b/w ns. It picked up for earlier edits, though I don't know what I am looking, or variations they make, eg. case change, spaces,
@MusikAnimal: For en.wikivoyage can you please set up your filter activity checking functionality, similar that you did for enWS. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:24, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Here's an example of a post that got through. This fellow has some predictable patterns but also will just attack most anyplace without any particular reason. I haven't been on IRC. We can discuss specifics more in the response thread for the filter. Thanks very much for your help! Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:24, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek: Yes, I saw that, please go to voy:enSpecial:AbuseFilter/examine/5226614 import filter 22 and test on the IP address as editor, and you will see success. I also had success on three other IP edits on that same filter. With these sorts of vandals, at enWS, and here at meta, we got the ability to block an account introduced, and I have craft filters to put a two hour block on the vandals, which has been really useful. One does need to drive out the false positives first prior to introducing that strategy.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:31, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Let's keep in touch. One of my fellow en.voy admins who's more technically knowledgeable than I is concerned about the possibility of false positives. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:43, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
One should always be concerned about false positives. That said, I have been doing this for some years now, and I try to keep it simple. There are numbers of other measures though without seeing the extent of the vandalism, one cannot tell.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:44, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

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Please unblock it

please open the block on my wikipedia page, bro, please check it there I only want to see the contribution of users, that's just it, please check

--Duta [ 2000 ] 12:32, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Please read and follow the instruction at w:Wikipedia:UTRS.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:02, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Editing news 2021 #1

18:38, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

vandal in uk.wikivoyage

Hello! Can you, please, block the vandal Ночь диких танцев (talk · contribs) at uk.wikivoyage? Local administrators are probably already asleep. --Mykola7 (talk) 23:54, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Already blocked. Sorry for disturbing, --Mykola7 (talk) 23:57, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

filter logs to check for false positives

  • change up Special:AbuseFilter/96 (shopping)
  • extra terms Special:AbuseFilter/68 (redirects)
  • extra terms Special:AbuseFilter/169 (gambling)
  • 68|96|169 log

watch for a week  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:43, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

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if you are continuously blocking then who will create a page for my software? magic? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Satheeshsoft (talk)

@Satheeshsoft: Probably no one until it is notable, per the requirements for the encyclopaedias. Please read the information about what is pertinent for the sites prior to you spamming them. The more important question for you will be who will blacklist your domain if you keep spamming. 🙋  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:24, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

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Your GIE expired

Hi. Your GIE got expired on 5 February 2021, but no one noticed it, so you still have the rights. Please request renew if you want to keep them. Thanks! -- CptViraj (talk) 01:57, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

about edits on my user page

Shegowandering (talk) 16:44, 11 February 2021 (UTC) I'm not sure if I'm inserting this message well. I have been allowed to link in my own blog to the user page (on wikipedia and wikivoyage). Because of that, when I decided to get active on other Wiki pages, I added the link to the user page. It wasn't for advertising, just because that's what I was previously allowed to do. @Shegowandering

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Edit js in dewikinews

Please replace "wgIsArticle" with "mw.config.get('wgIsArticle')" in de:n:MediaWiki:Gadget-Extra-Editbuttons.js 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 21:56, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Remembering that I am not particularly a coder, would you like mw.config.get('!wgIsArticle') or !mw.config.get('wgIsArticle')  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:48, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
if(!mw.config.get('wgIsArticle')) is correct --𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 10:15, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
  Done per n:de:special:diff/832496  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:23, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

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You have marked unresolved affair as resolved

Hi Billinghurst! Please, can you clarify to me according to which facts you have considered that the topic in Wikimedia_Forum#5th_Official_request_for_correction_of_false_and_libelous_information_about_Michal_Matúšov_in_the_Annual_report_2018_of_WMSVK is resolved? The pages in Meta and in the website of WUG WMSVK are still containing false, defamatory information about myself. I myself see no signs of resolution. Do you? --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 16:18, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

@KuboF Hromoslav: You raised the issue to get the attention of WMF and they have responded, that is the only realistic resolution that can take place in that forum in any means. What else can take place in the discussion forum Wikimedia Forum? If you have any issues for Metawiki, then please take them through the processes in place at metawiki, these exist and you can be guided through those by that community.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:36, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
Hi, billinghurst! While I came in order for a specific action to be performed (not to express my frustration) and that action wasn't performed, your arguments make sense. Thank you! --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 16:27, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

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Hello Billinghurst, thanks for deleting the garbage and protecting the talk page! Much appreciated. Best regards, Bédévore (talk) 00:08, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Bédévore 👍👍👍 No problems, after my initial goof. I have also added it to AF/181 similarly to your dominant account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:10, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
Additionally, it is one of the filters that when triggers I have the bot ping me when I am sitting in IRC.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:13, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

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