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Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:01, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Xeyal AzerbeyliEdit

I was blocked by user "Alex Shih" on October 7, 2017. I texted Alex Shih many times. But I did not get a positive answer. Years ago when I started using Wikipedia, my cousins ​​also opened an account, we were using the same IP address. I didn't even know what their names were. Then I found out. As a result of their irresponsible behavior (these users "Ayla Mirzezadeh" and "Mr.Memmedov"), my most Wikipedia account was blocked indefinitely. I wrote a message to Alex Shih how many times to unblock my account. But I could not explain my problem. Now, yesterday I created a page on wikipedia, the page I created has also been deleted. I no longer know who to ask for help and how to get unblocked. Please help.

I was also prevented for this reason. "Your editing for advertising or promotional purposes has been blocked indefinitely." I suspect my cousins. I know I never did any commercials.

-- Xeyal Azerbeyli (talk) 22:15, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021Edit

Greetings SWMT member,

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: 10 July, 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 your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 03:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Read. Signing to test a gadget. --Daniuu (talk) 21:16, 5 June 2021 (UTC)


Thanks for the email. AF/169 is more focused on the multilingual spambots, especially where the language of the spam is not the language of the wiki. AF/96 is more focused on that grooming and hot deal exuberance language. I try to minimise the overlap of filters as it lessens the logs verbiage, similarly we try to only disallow where necessary. It is somewhat reasonable to flag abuse in abuselogs and still have it as a successful edit as the cleanup will be swift, as long as it is not a consistent pattern.

Can I note that the edit to which you pointed was hand-crafted, not a spambot. Those you will find that the can just make variations to the edits until they get through. Notice all those nowiki'd urls. I sometimes think about a filter that counts the nowikis in an edit. though that could be expensive.

Remembering that we are not just focusing on WPs. WSes may reproduce works with some of that text; wikinews may be writing a story that covers the topic; and wiktionary may have definitions that encapsulate. So the path of AF growth has to be incremental and gentle. Similarly we know that spambot mostly operate in English which is not the language of the vast bulk of the wikis not covered by global AF, so in those cases we can go a bit harder with filters that wouldn't work at enWP. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Wikis!

Thanks for the email and the interest.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:32, 2 October 2021 (UTC)

Steward requests/Global/2021-w42#Global lock for abusive usernamesEdit

Hello, since the section got archived, would you mind replying here? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:01, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay in replying. The usernames got caught in the filter that detects the Highway/bmx vandal (and catches a lot of such usernames, although I cannot guarantee that they belong to the same user off course). The users listed in that request were generated during some sort of a waive of account creations from the vandal. Regarding Trumpetgi, this vandal has some obsession with Trump. You could indeed argue that the username could be interpreted in multiple ways (depending whether you read Trump or Trumpet + the rest). Hope this provides a sufficient answer to you? I'll off course be happy to reply to any additional questions you'd have. Daniuu (talk) 10:34, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, this filter is very broad and catches a lot of false positives in my experience (one of the accounts was actually even by a different German LTA). Thanks for the explanation on "Trumpetgi"; though "AnastasiaNies" confused me the most (and the "Angel Gomez" one, apart from the all-caps spelling, did not look suspicious to me as a non-Spanish speaker, but I did not mention it for that reason). ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:14, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed that there were quite some vandals in there (the German LTA as a significant example), as well as false positives. Daniuu (talk) 18:46, 23 October 2021 (UTC)


You are now a global sysop. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
10:41, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Thanks. Daniuu (talk) 11:46, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Your role and deletions on Amharic wikipediaEdit

No Amharic speaking contributor ever identified those articles as spam or complained about them in any way. They are prominent reporters etc. in Ethiopia who are perhaps unimportant to the non-Amharic user who complained about them here on Meta behind everyone's back. Claiming for oneself some sort of inherent right to dominate people who speak a different language, and making decisions about what may be said in a language you don't know, is the very essence of the old Colonialist mentality that thank God the majority of the civilized world abandoned long ago! 1922 hits (talk) 18:14, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for voicing your concerns regarding my actions on the Amharic Wikipedia. Regarding your remark on the choice of the subject: this is not a matter that we as global sysops judge on. It is up to the community to decide upon the subjects they determine to be relevant (we could as global sysops eventually handle the technical aspect of the deletion if there would be no local admins on a given project, but that is another matter). The actions were solely undertaken due to the form of the articles (which included references to social media etc.). I don't get the reference to colonialism to be fair (but apparently, this kind of weird accusations etc. resulted in the actions against your account). Daniuu (talk) 10:39, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Azərbaycan atalar sözləri/ŞEdit

Hi ... We edited the article above almost simultaneously, protection could be for one or two weeks, I chose two but could have left yours for one week. Regards. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 13:52, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Oh yeah, I just hate overruling colleagues in such a way. --Daniuu (talk) 13:54, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
No problem, this happens from time to time. It happened to me too. DARIO SEVERI (talk) 13:57, 13 January 2022 (UTC)


Dear Daniuu, let me answer your question [1]. I was reffering to the Greek WP spam user and puppeteer Παραής who creates these death-list pages. This user is active mainly on the "small" Greek wikis, where there are no active sysops, and so far has created dozens of socks, and also "contributes" with IPs. The indef. blocked accounts at Wikinews Tasosrodos, Nikosrodos, Oka with [2] belong to this user. BTW, the new puppet, user Ευθύμης789 has just appeared [3]. ǁǁǁ ǁ Chalk19 (talk) 12:15, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

@Chalk19: Thanks for the clarifications. I'll have a look at it. Daniuu (talk) 12:49, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Global lock for BilgiKatkıEdit

For your information, your request was declined, and I think that you may want to re-consider something. Anyway, have a nice Wikibreak. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 06:46, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: thanks for raising this matter. I was well aware that my request got declined (thanks to the ping and the trigger to my mailbox). I briefly discussed the request with BRPever on IRC (briefly logged in for that purpose). In those messages, I indicated that I withdrew the request and also asked him to have a second look at the block (message got sent at 14:07 CET for the withdrawal fyi). I'll refer to them for a further look at the block. Hope this answered your question  . Daniuu (talk) 08:04, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh The same user created page about same subject in several small wikis, some of which have been deleted as not notable. IMO, it could be UPE spam, so I want to hear further from the user before unblocking them on that wiki. (I haven't been able to investigate closely due to the lack of time).-- BRP ever 09:50, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

b:ru:User talk:Q-bit arrayEdit

Hi! I see that you admin-protected the user page, could you also semi-protect the user talk page and hide the insults? Wikisaurus (talk) 17:07, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Dear Wikisaurus, thanks for raising the matter to me. I have done the required revdelling and protected the talk page. Daniuu (talk) 21:44, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! Wikisaurus (talk) 20:37, 6 May 2022 (UTC)